Sunday, December 29, 2013

SBC Mini-Challenge - Choice of our favorite

Time for another challenge at Scrapbook Blessings Club and to choose a design from previous Challenges #1-8, so I chose the Triple Time Stamping from Challenge #3 on October 6, 2013.


Supplies used:
How I did this:
  1. Stamped image onto copy paper, and scanned and saved to my laptop directory.
  2. Using CraftArtist2 (Professional) I open up the scanned image and decoupaged it.  Save to my file directory as a .png file.
  3. Open up my Silhouette Studio software, merge the images to the virtual mat, traced each piece to give me a clean image.
  4. Created the mats for the images
  5. Than I decided to watercolor the flower using my Stampin Up Ink markers.
  6. Layered each piece with foam tape.
  7. The sentiment 'Happy Birthday' was added to the main piece using the Text option in  Silhoutte Studio software.

 Inside of card.

Supplies used:
  • Card stock from Stampin Up - Old Olive
  • Scalloped trim created using my Fiskars AdvantEdge Punch System
  • Sentiment from a stamp in my personal stash
Since I did not want to repeat the Happy Birthday sentiment inside, I used this stamp shown in picture.  It is from a stamp that you stamp by brushing the ink on the part you would like and stamp.  I was testing my new purchase of the Fiskars AdvantEdge Punch System and cut the double-edge scalloped edge to correct size and placed on edge of the mat.  This was layered onto design paper from my stash of paper.

Quick and easy birthday card to send to someone on my January list of birthdays.  Thank you so much for stopping by to visit with me, and please join us in this one week mini-challenge at Scrapbook Blessings Club 

Hugs to all xoxo,


Friday, December 27, 2013

My Friday Scrapbook Layout

A good Friday morning to all ... this is Carolyn from Granny Ma's Creative Blog with this Friday's Scrapbook layout.  My theme, or subject of interest is my great granddaughter, Isabella Grace.

Tip: let you imagination flow


I have several scrapbook's started for my five granddaughters, one grandson and now the two great-grandchildren.  I will have a busy 2014, I'm sure.

Thank you for stopping by to look at the finished page for Isabella's scrapbook.  

 Hope you have a blessed day and thanks for stopping by,



Wednesday, December 25, 2013


I would like to wish one and all a Very Merry Christmas, and safe traveling to all on the road visiting family and/or friends during this holiday season.

Love to all,


Thursday, December 19, 2013

Fiskars AdvantEdge Punch System Review

Good morning friends, Carolyn here with a review of a new tool I just recently purchased.  Received a newsletter from recently and checked it out.  But I did not purchase from as it's out of stock, so went to another source, and it arrived this past Saturday afternoon. 

Supplies used:
  • Fiskars AdvantEdge Punch System
  • Fiskars' smaller interchangeable border punch cartridges - double scalloped edge

Fiskars AdvantEdge Punch System

Here is a short write up about the system:

The unique design of the AdvantEdge Punch System by Fiskars allows crafters to add perfectly aligned decorative borders and ribbons to any project. Unlike most border punches, you keep your paper in one place - it's the punch that moves. With the slide-and-lock system, you can say goodbye to frustration and misaligned projects. The AdvantEdge Punch System offers larger options, up to 2.75", and includes an adapter plate for Fiskars' smaller interchangeable border punch cartridges (sold separately). You'll receive everything you need to get started with this kit. Included in this package is the 12" base, the Flower Garden punch, and the adapter plate.

And here is a video from showing how to use the tool.

And now to what I have started with the use of this tool.


I used the double-scalloped edge punch ( Fiskars' smaller interchangeable border punch cartridge) with the orange adapter plate.  Inserted the cartridge, and using a 8.5x11  size card stock, I created the double-edge scalloped border to use on a scrapbook page.  I had two borders, and trimmed the scalloped edge and thought, this would be cool for a border on a mat or tag for a sentiment which I applied to the card (see December 29 Mini-Challenge for details of the front of the card!!).


This is a one-page layout that I am creating for my great-granddaughter's scrapbook.  You can see, from the picture, that I punched all around a 12x12 piece of card stock (corners not the greatest, and may-be Fiskar's has corner punches on the market to go with).  This is just laying it out, haven't glued anything down yet.  Working on the photo setup of Isabella, and wanting to include month-by-month pictures in the smaller circles. (I will include pictures as I work along to keep you up on my progress).

Since I have issues with border pieces found in cut files for a scrapbook page, I purchased this to help with creating my layouts.  Hopefully Fiskars will come out with additional cartridges later.  Check it out, it's fun and easy to use.

Thank you for stopping by to visit with me, and hope you all have a great crafting day.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

3D Decoupaging or Papertole Technique


I would like to share with you all the technique I have been working on lately - 3D Decoupaging or Papertole.   Using the software CraftArtist2 Professional, I open up the Rose clipart that I found in a Internet search for postcard clipart.  And than I created a decoupage of the clipart by clicking on the 3D icon in menu bard and selected 4 for my layers.  You are able to select as many layers as you would like and I have been staying with 4 unless I find less layers look better.  Once I have decided on number of layers, I go to the top menu and select Tools in menu bar and select 'Convert to Curves' which separates the layers.  I click on whole image and separates to where I can move each piece individually.  Than I go back to Tools on the menu bar and select 'Convert to picture' (which I find the way for me export file as a png file.

From here, I go into my Silhouette Studio software and merge/open the export file from where I had exported it to.  Than I trace each piece so I can get rid of the white border.  Than I print and cut the pieces and from there I layer according to the sizes with foam tape (I sponge edges with Distress Ink first) and laid onto card stock.  I created a bow with my bow maker and placed it at top; and added three gemstones to right hand corner.

This will be a birthday card for my a granddaughter in January.  

Thank you for stopping by and visiting with me today.  I hope you enjoyed this project that I share with you today, and hugs to all xoxo.


Sunday, December 15, 2013

SBC Challenge #8 - Tag Card

Challenge #8:  Cards with a tag
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Here is my card with a tag using a digi image from Kenny K


This is how I done my Card with Tag:

The design paper and mat is printed from a file from CraftsArtist Pro 2.  I saved the background paper as a png file, and brought into the Silhouette Studio Design Edition.  The tag and Christmas sentiment tag from my library in the Silhouette Studio.  Used the picker in the fill color menu and picked a color from the design paper and created the mat with that color.  The digi and Christmas sentiment was print and cut out.  

I placed brads on corners of card plus two gemstones on the sentiment label.  Added a red ribbon to the tag and there is my Card with a Tag.

Thank you for stopping by to visit with me,and please join us in the challenge which  ends on Friday, December 27th at midnight.  Also, you are welcome to join up in our Facebook group: Scrapbook Blessings Club for more fun, games, inspiration, tips and techniques.


Guest Designer at Pile It On


Today I am Guest Designer over at Pile It On Challenges where the challenge theme is P for ....

Basically called a Letterpress Card - embossed a layer mat from a Sizzix embossing folder (sorry cannot recall the name).  Since the Theme is P for.... I used the colors pink and purple for the card base and layers, and use pearls for trim on the skirt.  Colored the image with a Stampin Up pink marker.

Thank you for stopping by to visit with me today, and head on over to Pile It On Challenges and join us in the P for.... Challenge.  Love to see your work. Hugs to all xoxo.


Saturday, December 14, 2013

Secret Santa Blog Hop

Merry Christmas to you all from the SBC Design Team. We are so excited because Santa is taking a mini- break in the preparations for his annual Christmas Eve debut.  He came by for a visit and hopped over to each of the Design Team's blogs.  The good news is that he said none of us are on the naughty list!  And, he did leave some presents just for you, our followers.  Its a secret though! We don't know which blogs have the presents, but I do know he picked two of us, yeah!!!  All you have to do is follow us here at the club, hop over at each blog, leave a comment for the girls and follow all the blogs.

And I do apologize for being late with my Secret Santa .....


Page one of layout titled Joy Layout.  Rudolf the Reindeer with his shiny red nose and a jingle bell on his collar.  A string of Christmas lights on the border. 

 Page two of layout .... same string of Christmas lights across the border, three photo mats with holly topper.  Joy to the World print and cut out using my Cameo.

Supplies used:
  • Joyful Layout cut file by Creative Kuts  . Part of their Crop-on-Line that is available at their store
  • Title "Joy to the World" from SilhouetteAmerica Online store.
  • Card stock either from Stampin! Up or my stash.
Here is the blog hop line-up:

Jennyfer -
Cindy -
Marilyn -
Cristina -

 Hope you have a Blessed Christmas and thanks for stopping by,


SBC Design Team

Friday, December 13, 2013

Sweet Peas Stampers Challenge - Christmas

Good morning, and I hope all will be having a great day of crafting. I am here to share my final project for Sweet Peas Stampers, as a member of the design team. The new year will bring a wedding for which I am planning to create a Queen size Log Cabin quilt for my granddaughter and future hubby. Plus my plans are to visit with my family when they move back to the States.

Our theme for this challenge is Christmas and I would like to share this card:


Supplies used:
  • Cardstock and ink markers from Stampin! Up
  • White flocking for snow areas on mailbox and house roof
Technique is call Triple-stamping, but I used my newly purchased software CraftArtist 2 Pro to create the 3-D Decoupage look.   Really love this software, and have so much more to learn in using it. I layered each white piece on black and the top piece foam tape was applied to give it dimension.  The cutting of the 3-layered pieces can be cut out with you Silhouette Cameo or SCAL3.

Thank you for stopping by to visit with me and join us in the challenge at SweetPea Stampers .  Hugs to all xoxo.


Challenge #82 - Snow Scene within a Scene

Supplies used:
  • Stampin! Up card stock 
  • Snowflake embossing folder
  • Design paper from my stash
  • Koh-I-Noor Wood pencils
  • Sentiment from the Silhouette America Online store
Printed the image and used my sizzix Big Shot die cutter and the oval frames to cut the image; than cut another oval and embossed snowflakes on.  The design paper is left over piece from my stash that I layered on card.  Added small brads in snowflake centers or as star on Christmas trees.

Thank you for visiting with me and please join us at Pattie's Creations Design Challenges, showing us your work and having fun in the challenges.  Hugs to all xoxo


Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Scrapper's Delights - Christmas - Father Time

Good morning, and I hope all will be having a great day of crafting.  I am here to share my final project for Scrapper's Delights Papercrafting, as a member of the design team.  The new year will bring a wedding for which I am planning to create a Queen size Log Cabin quilt for my granddaughter and future hubby.  Plus my plans are to visit with my family when they move back to the States.

I had viewed a video on Youtube about tag cards and decided to use the Santa clipart from the downloaded file for my project from Scrapper's Delight which I am sharing here....


Supplies used:
  • Cardstock created by using background design from my CraftArtist2 software that I recently purchased and download, and let me tell you, I enjoy working with.
  • Snowflake chipboard embellishments from a stash I have
  • Santa from Scrapper Delights Papercrafting store.
First I printed the cardstock using my Silhouette Studio Designing Edition - printed the card base, both outside and inside; plus the piece down the side which I tore the edge.
The tag was from the Silhouette Store, which I used a color from the design paper and than placed the Santa clipart and sentiment on the tag.  Placed the tag at an angle, using foam tape.  Once I finished, I placed the chipboard snowflakes on tag and used cording from my stash for the tie.
Thank you for stopping by and allowing me to share with you my projects with the Scrapper's Delights DT.  I have enjoyed my time with the team, and thank all of them for allowing me to be part of the team.  Hugs to all xoxo.


Monday, December 09, 2013

Monday Die cuts, Machines

Hi, Carolyn here with Monday's die cuts and I am sharing with you a die cut I just recently purchased from Stampin! Up; but first my TIP: a great die cut for your left over stash of paper and cards.

Thinlits - Label Card (#133479)

 Front of Label Flip Card
Inside of Label Flip Card

Supplies used:
  • Card base Old Olive from Stampin! Up
  • Design paper "Santa's Journey" - 2-sided paper variety pack by 7gyPsies
  • Memento Tuxedo Black ink
  • Stampin! Up - retired set "Sidekicks Sayings"
  • Sizzix Big Shot die cut/embossing
  • Die cut Thinlits - Label Card (#133479) from Stampin! Up 

This die cuts a card base, unfolded, 6x5 1/2" but when folded, measures 4.25x5.50 inches.  When I ran the card base die thru my Big Shot, I felt like it was going to break the acrylic pads so I wouldn't advise using a ebosser machine if you have one.  The included dies I did not have a problem with, but only used the label die cut though.

Thank you for stopping by to visit with me, and have a blessed day.

SBC Team Designer

Saturday, December 07, 2013

Let it Snow Blog Hop - Dec 7th.

Let It Snow

Time for a hop and theme is Let It Snow.  My presentation for this hop is Rudolph the Red-nose Reindeer with tree lights along the border.  The border is snow with the string of lights along the top edge.

Supplies used:
Other cardstock from my paper stash.
Sentiment - Joy to the World print and cut out with my Silhouette Cameo and Silhouette Studio Designer Edition.

Line up for the hop:

1. Lisa ~ Start Here
2. Julie (Cricut Chick)  ~
3. Deb-
4. Lori ~
5. Sarah~
6. Heather ~
7. Cindy -
8. Pam -
9. Melisa
10. Elecia -
11. Jessica-
12. Mary -
13. Aisha -
14. Jenn--
15. Alicia ~
16. Nadja ~
17. Carla ~
18. Inga ~
19. Christine ~
20. Debbie W ~
21. Carolyn S. You're Here.
 22. Elizabeth ~  NEXT

Thank you for stopping by and hopping with us today.  Hugs to all.... xoxo


Friday, December 06, 2013

Gifts and Decorations

Gifts and Decorations


I'm a bit late with posting this to my blog.  I had the project finished and posted to Stamping with the Dragon ....

Supplies used:
Also, if you are a member of Stamping School, Linda has a recent tutorial video on how to create a post-a-note cover, which I combined her information with the cutfile and created a cover. 

With both items, I cut out the file using poster board first, and than printed the paper onto my special digital paper and using Freezer paper, I ironed the designer paper to the shiny, wax side of the freezer paper and created scrapbook paper.  Glued the pieces together and have a box and a post-a-note cover for Christmas gifts.

Thank you for stopping by, and hugs to all xoxo.



Monday, December 02, 2013

Cocoa Mug BAP from Creative Kuts


Tis the time of year for a nice cuppa of hot cocoa and this is a mug that will hold one pack of hot cocoa to send or give to a friend or family member that loves hot cocoa.  

The mug is one piece that has tabs on each end that you fold in to create a pocket when glued to back piece..  The checkered piece is what I created by cutting the main piece two times, and than trimmed off the ends that are glued together and placed on the front of the cup.  I created the sentiment using my Silhouette Studio Designer Edition; and than hand printed the faux stitching.  Cut out two snowflakes to place on the mug and added a gemstone to the sentiment.  The marshmellows cut in a threes and one single one to layered on top; plus a stick of candy or straw (don't know which) and layered in between the two pieces.  Yummy cocoa!

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


Sunday, December 01, 2013

Challenge #7 - LetterPress Card

Challenge #7 - LetterPress Card

Supplies used:
I viewed the video by GinaK Designs, and than created the above - simple and easy to create.  In fact, I made up about 10 of the embossed folders.  First I selected the Polka-dot embossing folder, and using my brayer I colored the inside of the embossing folder using the top section, one with the company's name printed on the top edge; using a blue ink pad, I ran the brayer over and over until I got the roller covered with ink.  Than applied to the embossing folder and once I got what I hope to achieve, I placed a white cardstock (4.25x5.50") thru the Big Shot. 

Layered the embossed mat onto navy cardstock, and layered all onto blue cardstock from my stash. I printed out the digi image, and colored it.  Stamped the sentiment and trimmed to size (will use a smaller sentiment next time!). 

Thank you for stopping by to visit with me, and please join us in Challenge #7 - LetterPress Card.