Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Christmas Bags & Boxes

Hope you had a wonderful holiday! We sure did at our house ~ we had Santa visit our home on Thursday and had Christmas Eve & Christmas Day at our home! It sure was fun.

I had some time to create these gift bags & pillow box before all the festivities. These were all cut on the Cricut using SCAL. They are from the SVG Cuts Christmas Bags & Boxes Collection.

This first one features The Joy Star Bag. I accented with Gradient Gems & Brads from Creative Charms.

This is the Pillow Box from the SVG Cuts Christmas Bags & Boxes Collection. I used the banners from the Joy Star Box to create the name. I added some Creative Charm Gradient Gems.

This is the Presents Bag from the same collection. I also cut the manger scene from the O Holy Night Collection. I added CC Pearls to accent the bag.

I entered the Star Bag & Manger Bag into the SVG Cuts Challenge - Check out the great entries here.

Have a Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Family Reunion Layout

Hope your Holiday Preparations are going smoothly!

I just love how the background turned out on this Family Reunion Layout. It is from the Cruising Caravan collection from SVG Cuts. The “FAMILY” type is from the same collection and I cut a font on my computer for “reunion”.

Here is a closeup of a stamp from the same collection. I added some inking and some Creative Charms Vintage Marble Brads to the corners of the layout.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Back To School Layout

I created this 2 page layout to remember a very important day. It was back to school time. William was attending first grade and Timmy was starting Kindergarten.

This title was a freebie from SVG Cuts (8/10/10). I added some inking, ribbons and cuttlebugged the tag.
These cute little back packs are from the Back To School Collection from SVG Cuts. I also ran these through the Cuttlebug.

This school along with the apple and worm are from the SVG Cuts Miss Karen’s Back to School Bags Collection. Added some Creative Charms embellishments on the door and bell.

I made a little pocket to hold my son’s pencil nametag. Papers are from BoBunny - one of my favorites!

Friday, December 10, 2010

SVG Cuts 12 Days Of Christmas

If you haven't already done so go check out SVG Cuts 12 Days of Christmas. I know many of you are regulars over there (you know who you are :) ) but thought I make others aware of SVG Cuts and the great products they have to offer for SCAL!

Have a great weekend~

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Bus Card

My crafty son Timmy wanted to create a card for his Kindergarten Teacher. I used Miss Karen's Back to School Bags from SVGCuts.com. It was a bag but I altered the file slightly and made it into a card.

We added some buttons, googly eyes and did a personal message on the inside.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

First Snow Digi Layout

My boys were so excited when they woke up a few weeks ago and saw the snow. We immediately had to put on our coats and boots. They just got new gloves & hats so that made it even more exciting.

For this layout I used a kit called Celebrate The Season from Lori Barnhurst, Michelle Coleman & Lucrecer Braxton. This was offered for free on a site called Pens Scrappers. They are having a contest with first place getting a Bamboo Craft Pen & Touch Tablet. You have to create a layout using the kit and post to their site.

I loved working with the digi papers and embellishments in this kit. I also created my blog header with this kit. Check out their site if you are into digi scrapping.

By the way I found a way to work in my SVGs from my favorite...SVG Cuts. The SNOW is from the Winter Bliss collection. Just think of the possibilities of combining digi with all the SVGs I have.

Now I have to figure out where to print this out in 12x12 format. Anyone have any suggestions? Please leave me a comment if you do.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Love A Parade Layout

This is a layout from Summer. (Yes! I am almost caught up on 2010 scrapping) We attended a Memorial Day Parade and had a blast. I did this layout at a Fall Crop Weekend. It was a sketch demo. We were given the “recipe” prior to the crop. We brought the pictures already cropped and papers with embellishments.

Sketch is by the very talented Debbie Gaydos and you can check out her sketches on the Ally Scraps Blog.

If you like to use sketches like I do check out Debbie’s sketches - they are awesome.

I added some Creative Charms brads to & gradient gems to the layout. Ribbon is from Bo Bunny & papers are from my stash.

Here are a few closeups:

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Gift Bags with Deal of the Month

I created these Gift Bags on the Cricut using SCAL (Sure Cuts Alot).

The bag svg file is from SVG Cuts - Betty’s Bags & Boxes II Collection. I added some inking to the edges. I added some paper and used the Creative Charms December Deal of the Month.

For this bag I used the following:
Winter Medley
Blue Gradient Gem Stickers
Blue Vintage Velvet Ric Rac
Snowflake Ribbon

The Winter Wonderland Deal had plenty of goodies to really dress up these gift bags. They were a perfect addition to the project. I used only a small portion of all the elements on these three bags.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Peace Card

I created this card for the SVG Cuts Christmas Card Challenge. Check out the great entires on their forum. I used elements from the Christmas Cookie Collection. The poinsetta, cardinal, branch and horizontal strips are from this collection. The Peace Border is a freebie from 11/21.

I used SCAL (Sure Cuts Alot) and all elements are cut on the Cricut. I added some ribbon and finished off the branch with some pearls from Creative Charms. Background paper is from My Mind’s Eye - I Believe Collection.

I am also submitting this for the Just Us Girls Challenge to use a 3D Holiday Embellishment.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Black Friday Deals

Check out these Creative Charms Goodies for your Black Friday Shopping:

And don’t forget SVG Cuts special deal on SCAL - Sure Cuts Alot!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Autumn Breeze Collage

Just love the first line of this wedding invite...Like the leaves on an Autumn breeze, our hearts are uplifted by love...

I created this wedding invite collage for a fall wedding yesterday. I also provided photo booth services for the wedding and did an entire scrapbook using these colors and the fall theme. Check out some of my pages and a wonderful venue by clicking here.

Here are a few closeups - love the Creative Charms Pearls for accents. And my all time favorite background scallop shapes are from SVG Cuts. Cut on my Cricut using SCAL (Sure Cuts Alot). Used the Cuttlebug Embossing folder (just peeking down from the top)

Also used some of the new Creative Charms Vintage Marble Brads - they come in a bunch of great colors.

What a great fall weekend!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Leala Collage

Well the routine I use for creating collages could not be followed this time. I usually look up the registry online and get the baby-to-be’s colors and theme and incorporate that into the collage. This time all I had to go on was the room’s colors - navy blue and pumpkin orange with cream. No jungle theme, butterflies or flowers.

I cut the name on the Cricut using SCAL - L font is EclatlCG-Alt and eala font is EinhornICG. I did not like the capital L for Einhorn so mixed it up a bit on the fonts.

I cut the square shapes and added foamcore behind every other one to add interest. Added some cream color square accents. Frame is from Joanns.

Thanks for stopping by - I was without my computer for a week - happy to be back online!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Creative Charms Deal of the Month - Nov

Hi everyone - here is the Creative Charms Deal of the month. Deal ends Dec 15th.

Deal of the Month – Falling for Fall – 128 Pieces $6.99 (Regular $18.43)

· Orange Sheer Flowers – 3 Pieces

· Red Sheer Flowers – 3 Pieces

· Orange Gem Brads (assorted sizes) – 12 Pieces

· Red Gem Garden – 12 Pieces

· 18” Red Fancy Polka Dot Ribbon

· Red Sunflowers – 4 Pieces

· Loop d’Loop Brads (assorted colors) – 9 Pieces

· Red Gem Stickers – 76 Pieces

· Orange Groovy Petals – 8 Pieces

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Cute As A Button!

I had the honor to create with the My Little Shoebox Cute As A Button line & Creative Charms. The papers were all girl which took me a bit out of my element but I was up for the challenge. With two boys I don’t scrap pinks, girls & flowers.

I created this layout featuring my great niece Jacalynn. She is cute as a button and was experiencing her first dinner of sweet potatoes in this layout. I added Gradient Gems, Vintage Jewels, Pure Blossoms & Fancy Polka Dot Ribbon.

A few close ups:

I also created a frame for friends of our family. They have four girls that resemble the girls in the Cute As A Button line. Frame is from the dollar bin at Target. The papers and Creative Charms really dressed it up!

Thanks for stopping by & have a great day!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Abigail Collage

Well this is my third Jungle Theme in a row - a very popular baby’s room theme. This time I used the Cuddly Animals from SVG Cuts. I took out the eyes on the SVGs and replaced them with Black Gradient Gems from Creative Charms. Gave it a different, more whimsical look.

The frog is a freebie from SVG Cuts - 1/16/10.

The font is Tekton Pro which is fun and great for welding. The collage also feature ribbon and other embellishments from Creative Charms. Buttons are from my stash. If you are new to my collages I use shadowbox frames from Joanns - they are approx 20" wide x 9" high. I use Sure Cuts Alot (SCAL) and my Cricut.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Dad’s Birthday Layout

I just finished this layout using Little Yellow Bicycle papers. This was an assignment from my local scrapbook Store - The Crop Shop. (sorry - photos are not the greatest!)

We had a wonderful visit from our nieces & great niece (my sons’ godmoms and cousin) during our summer vacation. They came down to the beach for the day on my husband’s birthday. I did this page to capture the memory.

I’m off to a Friday/Saturday Crop this weekend - can’t wait!
Thanks for stopping by!