Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Back to School Layout

I have a back to school layout to share with you today. My boys started back to school today and I took the day off to share in their special day. We had a very exciting morning and at 8:30 they jumped on the bus.

Well after that I decided to spend some time in my craft room with my Sizzix Eclips and did a layout of the morning. Here is what I came up with.

I layed out the journaling on my computer and printed out and cut into strips. Also did the little subtitles the same way.

Here’s a look at the Title:

I used a combination of two of Mary of SVG Cuts layouts for mine. I took the background elements & film strip from the latest Football Party SVG Kit. Here is a look at the layout that comes in this kit:

I took a bunch of the Back to School elements from SVG Cut’s Kit called School Days Kit.
Here is a look at that layout. Just goes to show you can mix and match elements to customize to what you are scrapping!

The first day was a big success....and I’m sure the week will continue to be great! Hope you have a great week too.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Beach ATCs

Hope you had a good week. As I am working on my Back to School ATCs from over on the SVG Cuts Forum I just realized I never shared my beach ATCs. These first two photos are the ones I sent out. I decided to make them all different.

The little sandcastle cut and sand dollar cut are from the Wet N Wild SVG Kit. It has bunches of great 3D items and Mary always saves some of the items as flat SVGs perfect for cards or scrapbook pages. The little turtle is from Tropical Friends SVG Collection. 

For these two I cut the shell and sandcastle from a cream colored card stock. It was a bit boring so I used my Copic Markers to add some subtle tone.

Here is a look at all the wonderful ATCs I received from Group 2.
Aren't they fantastic?

So along with my Back to School ATCs I plan to make something for my sons’ teachers. Both boys have male teachers this year who are big into the Steelers. I am thinking they would like something from the latest SVG Cuts Kit ~ Football Party SVG Kit. 

Thanks for stopping by today and have a great weekend!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Fall Tree Card

So have you seen the latest kit from SVG Cuts? It is amazing. I love FALL and this kit is perfect for some fall crafting!

I am not a big card maker but when I saw the Colorful Trees Card from the Fall Harvest SVG Kit I had to make it. I made it for my Mother-In-Law’s Birthday today.

I printed the sentiment on my new printer - the Epson 1430. It is wireless so I can print from anywhere in the house!

I did get some inspiration for this card from the recent JUGS Challenge. The challenge this week is to use your ribbon scraps. I had a 6" fall ribbon that I used to accent the front and also add a horizontal strip to the 3rd panel.

 Here is the card all folded up - fits perfect in the envelope I cut from the SVG Kit
Card was cut with my Sizzix Eclips.

 Here is a look at the entire Fall Harvest SVG Kit - Don’t you love it?
Make a purchase of $9.98 or more between now and Thursday, August 16th 2012. This gift is a $6.99 Value!

Happy Sunday to you!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Banner Collage

WOW! It has been forever since I posted here on my blog! I was on vacation and unfortunately I brought home a very bad souvenir...I bug of some sort and I don't mean the kind you pick up in a gift shop. Well I guess I could of.

Anyways, I am back! And glad to be!

I do have some things I have created before and after vacation that I do need to share with you. First up is a shadowbox I made for a former coworker. 

There are two things I just love about this one:

Love the little banners.
Guess what I used -- the Christmas Tree from the Christmas Cheer SVG Kit.
Just turned it upside down and there you have it ~ a banner accent.


(Here is the Christmas tree I turned upside down)

The fabulous flair buttons from Paper Play Studios.
Have to say they worked perfect on this collage. 
I am thinking I need to pick up some more of those for future projects.

Here are a few more closeups & some details on the cuts:

 Turtle and Zebra from Wild Child SVG Collection
Birdie & Cute frame to hold the baby's photo from Little Sweet Peas SVG Collection
(lots of great baby cuts!)

And last but not least this little whale guy is a freebie from 6/9/12
If you don't have him pick him up!

One last think before I take off and start my weekend - stop by fellow DT member Fluerette’s Blog and FB Page before 8/20 to enter her $20 Joann's Gift Card Giveaway. Her work is amazing ~ true artistic talent!

Hope you have a fantastic weekend!