Friday, March 26, 2010

Some Changes & A Blog Giveaway

When I started my blog in November 2009
thought I would share the SVGs and ideas
I create for my scrapbooks and projects.
Can’t believe I am up to 100+ Followers!

Due to some changes I will not have as much time to post to the blog.

To thank you for stopping by, following,
and all your wonderful comments
over the past months I am giving away a

$25 Gift Certificate for SVG Cuts.

They have awesome SVG Collections
to cut on your Cricut using either SCAL or MTC.

Just leave a comment and I will pick a winner on 4/2.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

A Spring Bookmark

Just a quick son had to take something "Springy" to school for show & tell. I suggested a Spring bookmark. I told him he could give it to his teacher and he was very excited about that.

This is the first time I've layered the SVG Cuts Flowers.
They are from the 3D Mums Collection.
What fun! I'll be using these more often.

Header Design

I played with a fun digital kit to create my new Spring header.
Files are from Dream Big Design's.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Milana Baby Name Collage

I attended a Spring Fling crop this past Friday & Saturday. I got 16 pages done. I had alot of the titles and some elements pre-cut out so it went pretty fast. I also managed to squeeze in a baby name collage.

Here is the collage:

Here is a closeup:
I had access to an embossing machine so I cut these and ran them through the embosser.
I adhered one butterfly to the board and the scored the top one and applied with some dimensional tape in the middle so it “pops” off the collage.
I added some gradient gems from Creative Charms.

Thanks for stopping by & Happy Spring!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Wishing you a Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Digi Image by Dustin Pike ~ Papers by Bo Bunny

Art by William - Age 6 :)

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Scrappin Collage

I made this Collage for my Scrap Area. I was on a roll one night and created it in a few hours. It is designed to fit a 12 x 12 Shadowbox Frame. They sell these frames at Joann’s or Michael’s. I used the ribbon as my color scheme throughout.

Here is the collage:

Here are some detail shots:

A majority of the files are from SVG Cuts.
If you see a particular cut and want to know which collection it is from just send me an email.

Have a fantastic weekend!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Zoo Layout

I went to an all day crop this past weekend and caught up on some 2008 pages. I got 7 pages done! This was a trip to the zoo. Noticed they are having a challenge over at Practical Scrappers to use white pen and I used it on this layout.

I hightlighted around the edges and the title arrow. Here’s a closeup.

I created the animals from clip art I downloaded from DragonArtz Designs (just added a rectangle around them) and embossed (my latest favorite technique).

Have a trip to the Zoo planned? Here is the title in SVG format for SCAL or MTC. Click here to DOWNLOAD.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

EASTER Wordbook

Someone on the Craft Edge Forum was looking for an EASTER Wordbook so I created this one. This will cut on the Create/Personal (12 x 6). You can import the SVGs into SCAL or MTC.

Here is a finished image of just the E in Easter:
As you can see I used a patterned paper (by Best Creation) for the egg cut.

Here is digital image of the entire wordbook:

If you'd like the SVG click here to DOWNLOAD.
Please note: I've included a JPG of the wordbook in the ZIP folder - this is just for reference only.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Hippity Hoppity Easter Layout

I did this layout awhile back using the
Creative Charms Easter Kit.

The butterfly & egg brads are so cute. I used the floral gems to accent my corners. Love the variety of the larger flowers and the bunny with the gem is the perfect touch. The ribbon was a perfect match to my papers.

I used Bo Bunny for the green background, the stitched paper is Lollia and used some pink and purple card stock. I covered a chipboard circle with the above papers plus Easter Stripes & Chicks by Best Creation.

Interested in the title and chip board circle SVGs? Click here to DOWNLOAD.

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Sunday, March 7, 2010

Blog Awards

I got this Blog Award from Heather M!

Made my day!
Thanks Heather.

I am passing this on to some of my favorite bloggers:

Cindy at Mrs. B's Craft Room

Pam at Papers Ribbons and Stamps! Oh My!

Leslie at A Place to BE HAPPY!

Ellen at ScrapStampnMama

Jamie at Bits of Paper

Cheryl at Cafe Expresssions

Just got this sunshine award from Sandy ~ Thanks!
Here is a link to her site.

This award has some rules:

  • Pass it on to 6 bloggers
  • Put a link to your nominees within your post
  • Let your nominees know that you are passing this award along to them by leaving by leaving a comment on their blog
  • Link to the blog of the person who nominated your for this award

Also got this blog award from Celeste - Thank You!
Check out her blog here.

WOW - another award! Thank you!
This one is from Laura - Check out her blog here.
Also got this one from Judy - Check out her blog here.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Farm Card

I am participating in a Card Swap on the SVG Cuts Forum. The group over there is great. They create awesome projects, are always there when you need some help and the challenges and swaps are great fun.

Our theme was to create a "Farm Card".

I used a few cuts from SVG Cuts Cuddly Animals Collection. I created the tree/grass and sky in Illustrator and took them into SCAL. I also did a die cut on the front to add some interest.

Here is a look at my final card:

Join in on the next card swap!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

St. Patty's Day Layout - Day 5

Thanks for everyone for your comments - so cool to see so many of you playing along and enjoying this format. I will plan on doing an Easter Layout.

Here is the final Day for the St. Patty's Day Layout. If you are just joining in check out the previous 4 posts for Days 1 - 4.

This is my favorite part of the layout - the title. I love playing with type and I think it is so cool that I can cut ANY font or dingbat from my computer on the Cricut using SCAL.

Step 1 - Cut the file named "Day5Title.svg". Ink the edges if you like. Layer all the elements to the title. I added some dimensional pop up tape on the "2" to pop it up.

Step 2 - Adhere title to layout and you are done! I added a few shamrock buttons that I picked up at Michael's.

Here is the final layout:

Along with the title I included a final JPG in the ZIP file just in case you plan to do this later on and need a visual reference. Click Here to DOWNLOAD.

If you decide to create the layout please send me your layout or a link - would love to see your take on the layout! Thanks again for playing along!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

St. Patty's Day Layout - Day 4

Here are the Day 4 Elements for the St. Patty's Day Layout. See previous 3 posts if you are just joining in.

Step 1 - Cut the file named "Day4Shamrocks.svg". Ink the edges if you like. You can use the oval for your journaling. Add some dimensional tape to pop up the shamrocks.

Step 2 - Adhere the elements to the layout.

For the SVG Click Here to DOWNLOAD.

Stop by tomorrow - 1 more day to go!

St. Patty's Day Layout - Day 3

Glad to see some of you are playing along. We are now onto Day 3. (Sorry about the bad photos) If you are just stopping by check out Day 1 and Day 2 steps and files.

Step 1 - Cut the files named "Day3Frames.svg". Ink the edges if you like. Add some dimensional tape to pop up the shamrocks.

Step 2 - Adhere the frames to the layout.

For the SVG Click Here to DOWNLOAD.

Stop by tomorrow for more elements.

Monday, March 1, 2010

St. Patty's Day Layout - Day 2

Here are the Day 2 steps for the St. Patrick's Day Layout. If you are just joining in, click here for Day 1.

Step 1 - Cut the file called "Day2SmallerBackground.svg" and ink the edges. I used an embossed paper for this. If you have the Create you'll cut a top and bottom and piece together. Adhere to layout.

Step 2 - Print out the Bingo Card - "LuckyBingoCard.jpg" that is in the ZIP file. I did a SVG of this for Valentine's Day and to be honest with you it's a pain to cut so I decided to do a digital version for this layout. I played around with some cool filters in Illustrator and Photoshop.

Step 3 - Adhere the Bingo Card to the Layout.

For 12 x 12 Expression Version Click Here to DOWNLOAD.

For 12 x 6 Create Version Click Here to DOWNLOAD.

Stop by tomorrow for Day 3 Steps.