Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Friday, June 24, 2011

ATC & Scrap Swap

Here are some ATCs I made for the recent Patriotic Swap over on the SVG Cuts Forum. They are so funny & easy to make. I did a red white & blue layout recently and cut some extra stuff for these ATCs. A Summer ATC Swap is slated for the next go around - join in the fun over on the forum!

I hosted a Scrap Swap over on the SVG Cuts Forum. We swapped a 3D Paper Piecing, Journal Paper Piecing, 24" - 36" piece of coordinating Ribbon. I got a bit carried away and did several 3D Paper Piecings :) These are for Celeste - she requested red & purple for her 11 year old daughter. I am friends with Celeste and even incorporated her daughter's name. Hope she likes them.

Hoping everyone enjoys the scrap swap this go around and hoping to do another one soon!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

JUGS Challenge

Hey all - did this quick card for my niece. Got some color inspiration for the JUGS Challenge this week.

I used the Lever card from SVG Cuts - it is from the Peony Cottage SVG Kit. If you haven't picked this one up you should! SVG Cuts is having a sale now-ends today! Finished it off with some twine from The Twinery (check out there Summer Fun Giveaway before Friday) & Gradient Gems from Creative Charms. Patterned paper is from DCWV - Green stack. Matched my color sheme perfectly.

Check out the cool color combo:

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Tip of the Week - Shadows In SCAL

Kim sent me an email and asked me how I created the shadow for my Dad's Day Candy Bar Wrapper. It is the shadow I cut in cream card stock. So here's a tutorial on how to do it!

Step 1 - Import both SVG Cuts files. You can get them free from here.

Step 2 - Click on each image and hit break apart. Delete the "a" from the top one and the "R" from the bottom image.

Step 3 - Select the bottom image and move it up on top of the upper image. Select both images by drawing a box around both. Then select WELD.

Step 4 - Select Shadow - Pointy - 2.0. It will look strange but...

Step 5 - ...Hit Preview and you will see the final cut.

Cut Away! Hope this helps Kim and others. Have a great weekend.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Break out the Red White & Blue

This month I had so much fun playing with Creative Charms June Kit of the Month - $14.99 (73+ Pieces).

I made a Scrapbook page to capture our trip to the Memorial Day Parade. We love going to the parade every year and enjoy spending time with friends of our family.

I used a sketch from Practical Scrappers - Lots of inspiration on their blog - check them out!

Here are a few closeups:

Along with the Creative Charms also used elements I cut on the Cricut using SCAL and SVG Cuts files. I used elements from Uncle Sams Extravaganza Part I & Part II. Papers are from DCWV The Green Stack and solids are AC Cardstock.

I also made this Uncle Sam Hat. The top pulls off and works perfect for goodies inside. It is from the Made In The USA SVG Kit.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Father's Day

With Father's Day approaching I whipped up a Father's Day card for my son's godfather. I used the Candy Bar Wrapper that was offered on the SVG Cuts Blog. You can grab it here if you don't already have it.

I also used the title from SVG Cuts - another freebie from 6/16/10. Finished it off with some twine from The Twinery.

I inserted a large candy bar and a gift card.

Stop back on Thursday for a few red white & blue projects for Creative Charms.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Caitlin Baby Name Collage

I have not done a baby name collage in quite some time. This one was really fun. Baby to be's room has gingam, butterflies in greens, yellows, reds and white.

Here are a few closeups - first one features the SVG Cuts freebie pinwheel from 5/3/10. It was really fun to make.

And love how these scallop strips turned out at the bottom. They are from SVG Cuts Rosies Ribbons.

Finished off with some Creative Charms ribbon, gradient gems and brads.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Squirt Gun Party

Here are some quick bday invites I made for my son's 8th birthday. He is having a pool squirt gun party this Sunday. Wish me luck - hope I survive!

Squirt Gun is a Freebie from SVG Cuts from 6/30/2010.

I am so excited - just won a digi kit from Dream Big Designs. If you are a digi scrapper check out this wonderful blog!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Christmas in June?

Christmas in June??

Head on over to the SVG Cuts Blog to check out my
take on the Peony Cottage SVG Kit.


Monday, June 6, 2011

Dad's Day Card

Here is a quick card I made for my husband - he is getting new golf clubs for Dad's Day. I used SVG Cuts All About Dad SVG Kit. (Between NOW and Tuesday, June 7th 2011, get it as a Free Gift with your purchase of $9.98 or more!)

I let me my boys pick out which card we should make for Dad.

I am entering this in the Pink By Design Challenge. Check it out here.

Have a great week!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Gift Card Bouquet by Erin

Hi everyone - check out this take on the Gift Card Bouquet by Erin. Isn't it cute? I like it better than the one I made. Love how she kept the white flowers and added the smaller color ones. Her embossing adds alot too.

Head on over to Erin's blog to check out her creations!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Challenge, Swap & Creative Charms

These are the final days to join in on the challenge over at SVGCuts.com! Get your free files if you haven't already, create a "Sweet Treat" before June 5th and enter it to win! Check out all the cool creations so far, get inspired and join in on the fun! Here is the free SVG available:

I am hosting a swap over on the SVG Cuts Forum. You have to enter before 6/10/11 so head on over and sign up. It is a scrap swap and we are swapping:

1) 3D Paper Piecing
2) Journal Paper Piecing
3) 24" - 36" piece of coordinating Ribbon

Here is an example photo of what is involved. Should be fun!

Creative Charms has some really cute products in the Deal of the Month & Kit of the Month for June. Check them out:

June Kit of the Month - $14.99 (73+ Pieces)

Red, White & Blue for You (Regular Price $25.56)

· Blue Flared Flowers – 4 Pieces

· Blue Braided Daisy Medley – 4 Pieces

· Red Braided Daisy Medley – 4 Pieces

· Blue Felt Flowers – 6 Pieces

· Blue Gingham Butterflies – 3 Pieces

· Blue Fun Butterflies – 4 Pieces

· Blue Washed Flowers – 6 Pieces

· Red Itsy Glitsy – 36+ Pieces

· Layered Felt Flowers – 6 Pieces

June Deal of the Month - $6.99 (225 Pieces!!!)

Patriotic Burst (Regular Price $19.00)

· Red Vintage Jewels – 12 Pieces

· White Vintage Jewels – 12 Pieces

· Blue Vintage Jewels – 12 Pieces

· Red Gradient Jewels – 76 Pieces

· Blue Gradient Jewels – 76 Pieces

· Red Gem Garden – 12 Pieces

· White Gem Garden – 12 Pieces

· Blue Polka Dot Brads – 6 Pieces

· Red Polka Dot Brads – 6 Pieces

· 18” Red Fancy Polka Dot Ribbon

I will be posting something with the Kit of the Month on 6/16 - will share with you then!

Have a fabulous weekend!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Care Nurture Grow

Here is a shadowbox collage I created for my son's first grade teacher. Check out the details over on the Creative Charms Blog. Would highly recommend you follow over on the blog - new projects are posted every weekday.

Here are the details on the SVG Cuts files I used to create this collage.

Seeds & water can are from: My Happy Garden Hideaway

Oval frame is a freebie from 4/25/11
Grow Caption is a freebie from 3/20/11
Element in top right is a freebie from 5/5/11

Here are a few closeups:

Hope your Memorial Day weekend was a great one!