Monday, November 10, 2014

Penguin Shadowbox

Hope you had a great weekend. I went on a scrapping weekend called Crop Around the Clock and had a great time.

I have a cute Penguin Shadowbox to share with you today. I have done so many of these over the past 5 years. I usually match the color scheme and theme of the bedroom.

This little girl has a penguin themed room.
The cute SVG from Miss Kate Cuttables worked perfect.

The font for this one is called SNF Classy Charm - I picked it up in the Silhouette Store - ID #8752

I did three offsets of the font to get the layered effect. I used foam tape in between the purple and white layer to add dimension.  I featured three photos of the little girl who was turning one.

Hope you liked my project - if you are new to my blog and you'd like to see more shadowboxes (there are alot!) Just use the search feature to the right---------->

Thanks for stopping by today, Amy

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Pick of the Patch Sign

1 Week Until Halloween! In my last post I tried canvas for a sign and on this one I tried wood. First I painted it orange. Then I cut vinyl to use as a stencil.

and the type from

these are both from Miss Kate Cuttables.

After I applied the stencil I painted the black portion. I love the look of distressed wood and after much debate I decided to give it a try. I just sanded the edges and ran the sand paper over the entire sign. 

Thanks for stopping by ~ hope your Halloween week is a great one!


Sunday, October 19, 2014

I'm back! Halloween Canvas Projects

Wow! It has been almost a year since I last blogged. Life has just been busy! I did move over the summer and now have a wonderful craft room to create in. Now that I am settled into the new house...I thought - why not start up the blog again?

I'm still scrapping and creating shadowboxes cutting SVG files on my Cameo. I've also gotten into vinyl projects. I am a member of the Happy SIL site! FB page along with Silhouette SD and Cameo Users and that's where I learned about PVPP.

PVPP stands for: Paint, Vinyl, Paint and Peel. I been having a blast with this technique. Here is one of my finished pieces:

Here's a quick tutorial: Step 1 - Pick up a 14 x 7 canvas at Walmart (2 for $7), along with some acrylic paint and a foam brush. Apply the paint to the canvas. I mixed yellow, orange and brown for mine. For the Happy Halloween canvas I mixed, green, yellow and blue.

Step 2: Select your design and cut your design on the Cameo using vinyl. I used the Halloween Titles from Miss Kates Cuttables. These were a freebie and now available in the store.

Step 3:Apply vinyl to the canvas after paint has dried. The vinyl acts as a stencil. Apply the black paint to canvas with a foam brush. I also masked the edges with blue painters tape and painted. It helps to finish off the canvas.

Step 4: Once the paint is dry remove vinyl and you are good to go!

Miss Kate Cuttables has a freebie everyday. You will need the Designer Edition to cut these SVGs on your Cameo.

I'm excited to blogging again ~ I'll be back soon!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013


Who doesn't love cookies this time of the year? My cousin makes the most amazing cookies and she made a few different types for me. Isn't this a work of art? Too pretty to eat right?

Not only do they look good but they are so delicious! My boys were all over these with their cup of milk.

Visit Janet's Facebook page here  - Roll Your Own Cookie . Great thing about looking at cookies on line is they don't add to your waistline. lol

I of course had to make some cute containers for the cookies I plan to give away. 
Here is one I made up for my hair stylist. I also included a gift card,
The drum is from SVG Cuts  ~ Santa’s Visit SVG Kit
Twine is from The Twinery

There are a bunch of 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways taking place.
SVG Cuts is giving away a Cameo. Head on over and sign up now.  
There are also lots of great Christmas projects from the Design team. Check them out here.

We R Memory Keepers is giving away a Washi Tape Dispenser.
(I have this and love it!)

Sunday, December 15, 2013

I'm back with BAGS!

Wow - it sure has been quite some time since I've blogged. I am glad to be back in the craft room ~ even if it's just a little bit of time before I have to head back to my couch :) Well I had some major surgery (a hysterectomy) and before my surgery I was feeling awful. I am on the road to recovery and going to feel so much better soon!

I made some cute gift bags using SVG Cuts Happy Holidays SVG Kit. It is FREE for a limited time so make sure you go pick it up. Leo and Mary are so darn generous!

First off I downloaded the latest Echo Park Keepin Cozy Digital Kit. Grab it here - it's 30% off!

I printed out a bunch of papers on my Epson 1430 and there are lots of pretty patterned papers in this kit. I also did some print and cuts of my favorite elements. I did these on my Cameo (SO EASY!) I was using SCAL (Sure Cuts Alot) but decided to upgrade to Silhouette Studio Designer Edition and I absolutely love it! Here's a look at my print and cuts.

I then cut my patterned paper on my Cameo. With Designer Edition you can import SVGs. Here is a look at the fabulous FREE kit from SVG Cuts:

Here are my bags!  On each and everyone of them I reduced them down a bit to fit my gifts. This one even has the back decorated :) I used some twine from the Twinery.

I made a little card with this one with my extra print and cuts.

Well it does feel great to blog again. Hope your holiday preparations are going great. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Foxes X2

Hey Everyone - I always have so much fun participating in the ATC (Artist Trading Card) swaps over on the SVG Cuts Forum. You create a card that follows the theme and mail them to everyone in your group. It is so much better to get happy mail rather than bills in your mailbox!

For this month's theme it was Halloween with a Wedding twist. I played with the Halloween colors and decided to make some cute foxes on mine.

I created the foxes in Adobe Illustrator and saved out the layers as SVG files. It really took me quite some time and also took awhile to assemble all the cards. (Not sure how Mary at SVG Cuts does it every week!)

Here is where it ties into the wedding theme. Mary and Leo recently tied the knot and just love the 2 little foxes they used as their wedding topper:

So since i worked hard and long on those foxes thought I would share them with you!

Click on the image below to download them:
(Please note I did not cut the black elements --- I used gems for the eyes and noses) 

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Max Shadowbox

Hello! It has been awhile since I have blogged! I have a cute shadowbox to share with you today. The little boy's name is MAX and he has a baseball theme room. While I was making it the whole city was wild about baseball - Pittsburgh has not been in the playoffs for many years and the Pirates made it. They have since been knocked out but it was fun and exciting while it lasted.

Ok - on to the shadowbox. I used an 11x14 for this one that I picked up at Joanns.

For the banners I used SVG Cuts - Toil and Trouble SVG Kit. It is a great Halloween Kit ~ Check it out here.

The little baseball bears are from SVG Cuts -Taylor's Team SVG Collection.

I finished off with my the We R Memory Keepers Crop A Dile and some Trendy Twine and buttons.

Hope you liked my Shadowbox today. If you haven't seen the latest SVG Cuts kit ~ Enchanted Autumn SVG Kit ~  check it out here.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and stop back on Friday - 
I recently made a cute SVG and I'm going to share it with you.