Sunday, July 31, 2011


Ahoy Mateys! I have a pirate themed invite to share with you today. Every year we have an Adult Cousin’s Party and all the first cousins and their adult kids come.

I started with the PDF of this treasure map from Disney Family Fun - it is a free printable. I took the map into Photoshop and added texture & shading.

I then added the wording: Check out this site - has pirate phrases - I stole a few.

Finished it off with an eye patch cut on my Cricut from SVG Cuts. There is entire Kit called Pirate Birthday Party SVG Kit. It has lots of goodies and I plan to make some items for my Cousin’s Party.

Friday, July 29, 2011


I've been super busy since getting back from vacation. I did find some time to make these Summertime ATCs for the SVG Cuts Forum Swap.

I used shells I gathered from the beach. Unfortunately I did not bubble wrap them when I sent and Beth got a crushed shell in her envelope :( . Lesson time use the bubble wrap.

Now for the details. I used SVG Cuts Tropical Friends Collection. I also used Creative Charms Gradient Gems, Vintage Jewel Brads & Gradient Pearl Stickers. Twine is from The Twinery.

Here is a quick card I made using the SVG Cuts Tropical Friends Collection.

I am keeping my summertime vibe going even though I am not on the beach collecting shells.

Have a great weekend!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

It's A Nice Day For A White Wedding

If you are regular here you know I design for SVG Cuts and Creative Charms. Well both have something in common this month.

SVG CUTS is hosting a Wedding Challenge over on the forum. The most talented Fleurette is hosting this one. Did you see her fabulous wedding card gift box? Here are the details on her design team project.

Creative Charms
has a Dream Garden Wedding Mini Kit this month. Look at these goodies for $6.99.

So if you are working on some wedding themed projects check out the challenge and great products!

Have a fabulous weekend!

Friday, July 15, 2011

BW Collage with Bright Flowers

Hey everyone - I have a wedding invitation collage to share with you today. The invitation is black and white with teal accents. I also incorporated the colorful wedding party flowers in the shadowbox frame.

I thought I would incorporate Creative Charms Gradient Gems (Black & White) to tie in the flowers into the black & white theme of the invitation. It not only accents the flowers but also added them in varying sizes to the scallop I cut on the Cricut. Scallop is from SVG Cuts - Cruising Caravan Scrapbook Pages SVG Kit. Flowers are from Martha Stewart Crafts.

Here is a closeup:

Have you dropped by the Creative Charms Blog lately? Have a great weekend. Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Happy Birthday at the beach

Hi Everyone - I've been away for awhile - we spent 10 days at the beach and had a great time. Love summer vaca!

Every year we celebrate my husband's bday at the beach. I made him a gift card/candy bar holder for his bday. The candy bar holder is freebie from SVG Cuts - grab it here if you haven't already done so.

Here's the outside:

And here is the inside:

Have you seen the new SVG Cuts blog? It is rockin!