Thursday, June 28, 2012

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Wonderland Release June 28 & 29

These were due today, I quickly finished them up this morning...  I used the Alice and Mad Hatter images and created a wall hanging using cardboard circles that was used as packing in box of glass items for the backing, covered it with cardstock or designer paper.  The teapot is also part of the Wonderland is a svg cut file that I resized to fit the smaller circle.  Attached with twine.  Colored the images with Close to my Heart ink markers and blinged.


These digi images and svg cut file available at Platypus Creek Digitals.
Also check out fellow design team members work of the Wonderland Kids at Platypus Creek Digitals blog for inspiration.

Thank you for stopping by to visit, and blessings to you all. 

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

DT Call for Cards at Creative Kuts

If anyone is interested, please e-mail your request to with the needed info listed below. Only one has applied so far and we need more to complete the team..please apply.

Creative Kuts is excited to announce a "Card" Design Team Call for 6 lovely ladies. This is a great opportunity for those interested in creating and designing cards with the png designs offered. The call deadline is Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012.

Design Team members will be asked to submit two projects and write up an article for inclusion in the CK blog page (a schedule is provided) and participate in blog hops. For all assignments, team members are to request the files from the Admin the week before.

As a team member your benefits are exposure & access to our readers and 2000+ fb fans, links to your personal blog, SVG freebies, chance to be part of a positive influence in the industry we all love, subjected to my corny sense of humor (oh wait, maybe that’s not exactly a benefit ;-))

If this sounds like you and you’d like to be a part of the CK team, please send an e-mail to providing ALL of the following:

1. link to your blog.

2. attach images of 3 of your all-time favorite card projects.

3. a paragraph telling me about yourself

4. a paragraph sharing WHY you’d enjoy joining the CK Card team.

Remember, no cluttered messes in your photo submissions. Deadline to submit is Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012 at midnight est.

Here are the details of the call…

If you are interested in bringing your expertise and skill set to all of our many readers and to our 2,000+ facebook fans, please read on!

We are looking for a team of crafting designers who possess a strong yet clean paper crafting style, special strength on cards, a well-tended, professional blog presence, great project photos, a facebook account — we use a private facebook group to share ideas, a positive attitude & a sense of humor :-)


We ask that you are not part of any other Design Team as it would create conflict.

**Remember that presentation is key for your pictures. No food, drinks or cluttered messes. As always first impressions go a long way.**

BAP #24...Family Fun Mini Album

Family Fun Mini-album
BAP #24

5-Scalloped Circles

to share with you all ... so I don't lose you...

Click here for download

This zip file includes svg,mtc,scut2 & 3, studio, pdf, png and jpeg for your personal use only.

Next week I will have a 5-Scalloped Square/Rectangle for your personal use.

Thank you for stopping by and hugs to all.  Also check out Creative Kuts on Facebook for the new new BAP next Monday, July 2nd.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Creative Kuts Posting


I would like to invite you to our new group Creative Kuts Posts Due to all the changes on Facebook, in order not to miss out on all the exciting posting and freebies. please join us. Hope to see you there.

Creative Kuts Posts


Carolyn M. Akkerman Smith will be heading our Card Design Team for Creative Kuts. In fact the DT call is still in process, so if anyone is interested, head on over to Creative Kuts Post apply for a spot on the team. 

Thank you for stopping by and hugs to all.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Summer Theme


My theme for this week's posting for Sweet Stamping Treats  is a summer full of reading good books...between gardening, mowing, and may-be a short vacation somewhere..(mine will be in October to attend my great-grandson's 2nd birthday party!)

I printed Summer Readying and Read A Book randomly on white cardstork, and layered this onto yellow but first I inked the edges of the white cardstock.  Used the owl from Sweet Stamping Treats coloring in the owl and book.  Using foam pop-ups I placed the owl on the white cardstock.  Placed two brads on the bottom corners.

Also, as a side-note:  I am not a teacher by profession...I just love to read when I have the free time. 

And I am considering offering my free files once a month starting July...I am on two design teams and a tester for cutting files for another I am pretty busy with that plus working on challenges for Creative Kuts ... they have weekly challenges that I participate in and having fun at.  

Another side-note...this will be my last posting as a Design Team member for Sweet Stamping Treats...she is closing her store, blog and Facebook page the end of June, 2012.  Just rec'd the announcement this morning when checking my e-mails.

Thank you for coming by and hugs to all.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Loving to go camping...

I remember, when living up north, and the kids were young(er) we headed for a camp ground to camp a weekend jaunt or with the church group.  Only we did not have a camper...we slept in a tent on the ground in a sleeping bag...sitting by the campfire and roasting hot dogs or much fun.  Now family grown up and going on their own camping trips during the summer...

This would make a excellent layout for a scrapbook page or for a card....

Click here for the download

Zip files includes:

  • svg
  • mtc
  • jpeg
  • png
  • pdf
  • ai-eps
  • scut2
  • scut3
  • dxf
  • studio
and for personal use only.  

Thank you for stopping by, and hugs to all.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Challenge #9 Black & White & One Other Colour

Here is my creation for the Challenge for Black & White with one other color....

I used a photograph that my step-daughter took of a flower when camping in Indiana, changed to black and white format and printed out on a white cardstock.  Than, using a Stampin! Up (Marigold, I believe or yellow) and colored in the center of flower, leaving the rest black and white.  Butterflies' a cut file  available at Platypus Creek it out .

Check out Platypus Creek Digitals blog for inspiration from other design team members, and join in the challenge and submit your entries there. 

Thank you for stopping by, and hugs to all.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

June Birthdays---

so far!  One more card to make and than work on July's....

Gift Bag for 65 yr old

For a knife collector

First one is:  saw the black bag that my sister put the birthday gifts into and I thought...hummmmmm...a circle with 65 cut out and placed in the center would be cute...believe me, she, the receiptant, was not too impressed!!

Second card...created this for a friend who's birthday was the 15th of June and he collects and sells knives for a hobby.  Purchased the cut file from LD (I believe) and spent Friday morning working on this project.  Used my Silhouette Cameo for the cutting.  There is brads inserted in the center of screws to make the individual pieces move.  And cut out his name and placed on the knife....

Now to work on the project due over at Sweet Stamping Treats this week.  Hope u all have a great day and hugs to all.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Butterfly Stencil-edged Cards

in four styles.  Not one...four cards to choose from.  One card I left in the group but I'm not that happy with it...too many little circles for a machine to cut out unless u have a Black Cougar!..

Click here to download the file.

Zip file includes svg, mtc, scut2 & scut3, studio, wpc, dxf, pdf, ai-eps,jpeg and png formats and for personal use only.

Note:  I created this without the instructions from the videos and/or tutorials I watched or read...they're confusing, and I feel that some info was missing or I didn't understand what I was suppose to do so...I work this by myself...yay.

Thank you for being patient with me and visiting with me today, and hugs to all.

The Butterfly Stenciled-edge Card

DID not work!  I done a test-cut this morning, and did not come out to the stencil effect I wanted.  What I ended up with is a stencil butterfly cut out from the card.  So I am reworking the project and will repost when I have completed and test cut it. here I come!!

Saturday, June 09, 2012

Telephone Card

Here is a Telephone Card u can send to loved ones saying hello...

Click here for Telephone Card

This zip file includes: svg, mtc, scut2, scut3, studio, wpc, dxf, pdf, jpeg, png , ai-eps formates, and for personal use only.

Thank you for coming by and hugs to all.

Friday, June 08, 2012

First part of BAP #23

Now to see if I can get this posted b/4 the Internet decides to act up...grrrrrrr CenturyLink!  And they tell me to reboot the modem...totally unnecessary...should not have to reboot anything!  Enough of the rant...

Here is my cover and 1st page for the School Bus Album...I made mine into a Tour bus for the Korean area where my son and family presently living and will add pictures later.  Also created a Table Top Tent Scrapbook from Scrapbook Showgram for the back drop for the bus.


I will be creating pages 2, 3 & 4 and the back cover thru this next week and will post when finished.  

Thank you for stopping by and hugs to all.

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Father's Day over

at Sweet Stamping Treats and here is my design for the team....


Check out the following team members work at their blogs:


And check out Sweet Stamping Treats Ebay store of what she has to offer...just click on the left side bar.

Thank you for stopping by and visiting with me today, and hope you all have a great day. 

Tuesday, June 05, 2012


Platypus Creek Digital Butterfly release

Platypus Creek Digital has two releases coming out today, June of a Butterfly, and two svg cutting files.  I used the Butterfly cutting file for this altered book project which I am still deciding whether to make it a a phone and/or address book or a small scrapbook ....  Here is the project I created....


I printed the picture from a scrap page that I have saved on my drive, cut it out and placed on a black mat onto a burgundy colored cardstock. believe from Close to My Heart collection I have on hand.  The black butterflies are part of her svg file releases..there is two identical ones...the two above and than the same two with the antenna  which, at the time, I was just using my Expression and, not knowing that I could slow the speed down, it would not cut very well.  Since than, I purchased a Silhouette Cameo which I am slowly learning how to operate.  The cardstock is covering a hard cover cut from a old book.  I blinged up the project with the jewels on the butterflies and in the corner.  Now to decide, when I get the insides done up, how to attach the book...using my BindItAll or using rings ....decisions, decisions....

Table Tent Scrapbook

 Another project I will be working on....

A Layout for Baking

for a scrapbook page for baking cupcakes.  Have the flour canister, measuring cups, bowl,  spoon, rolling pin to roll the flour out, oven mitt and of course a cupcake to decorate.  Actually can see photos inserted in the canister center or oven mitt when laying out the page.  Or the canister can be welded together to create a card base and use the pieces as part of the decoration.

Click Bakin to download

The butterflies shown in the pic is not part of the cut file.  Pixlar has this as a sticker for pic decorations.

This zip file includes 

  • svg
  • mtc
  • studio
  • wpc
  • dxf
  • pdf
  • jpeg
  • png
  • scut2
  • scut3
and for personal use only.

Thank you for visiting with me today, and blessings to you all.

Sunday, June 03, 2012

Father's Day or Birthday Card

Click here for download

This is a free file for personal use only and includes svg, mtc, scut2 & 3, studio, wpc, dxf, png, jpeg, pdf, eps-ai formats.

Thank you for stopping by, and hugs to all.  I'm off to bed now.....

For the Boy's Challenge

over at Platypus Creek Digital  is my the Grid Iron Boy .... which will be my grandson's birthday card..I know, it looks boyish and Daniel will be 18...but he plays football for the varsity for his h.s. team.  Time Flies By too quickly....


The background paper is football and goal posts printed, in color with Abode Photoshop Elements ver 7 and cut out with one of my cutters.  I print and cut Grid Iron Boy and the tag I printed and hand cut that piece. In a week I will stamp the inside with a birthday sentiment and it will be on it's way to Indiana.

Tracey will be releasing this digital today over here...check it out by clicking on the link and will take u to her store.

Thank you for visiting with me today, and a free file will be available Tuesday.  Hugs to all....

Saturday, June 02, 2012

How Time Flys By

for this week.  Title is How Time Flys By which is soooo true when comes to my two granddaughters.  They're growing up soooooooo fast...becoming lovely young ladies.  This project I used for the front cover of a small album I am working up for 11 1/2 yr old granddaughter, and to include pictures of her from birth to at least the present.  I am planning to work up a small album for her 8 1/2 yr sister, but the theme there will be Miss

How Time Flys By

The inner part of this cover as well as the back cover is book covers that I removed the insides and altered the front.  Will create a accordion style pages which I will take pictures of when I complete.  The 5x7 pages will be glued to a accordion style base and decorated with her pictures.  Just hope I will be able to remember her age in the photos I have on

Thank you for stopping by to visit with me, and hope u all r having a great weekend.  Hugs to all.

Friday, June 01, 2012

Happy Camper

includes a camper and a title for use in a card or a scrapbook page of a camping vacation...

Click here for download.

This zip file includes the following formats:

  • svg
  • mtc
  • scut2 & 3
  • studio
  • jpeg
  • png
  • AI-EPS
  • pdf
and for personal use only.

Thank you for coming by to visit, and hugs to all.