Friday, February 28, 2014

Friday, Layout - School Rocks

Hi y'all, Carolyn here with Friday's Layout and I dug into my archive for a layout to share with you today.  I chose a 2-page layout from last spring:

School Rocks

TIP:  I love creating one or two page layouts for my grandchildren's scrapbook, and doing what I love, I created a 2-page layout for my grandson's book to commemorate his graduating from high school in 2013...

Supplies used:
  •  Scrapbook paper from Close to My Heart - retired.  a school theme.
  •  The card stock from my personal stash that I purchased at Wal-mart (yayyy Wal-mart!!)
  •  Adhesive; and pen is overlay from editing software I use online
  •  I faux stitched the titles and banners.
Thanks for stopping by today!  Have a blessed day!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

A Joyful Hello Card

I have just joined the Creative Team at:

and very excited to be a member of the Creative team.


Supplies used for the my project from the new release (released February 13, 2014):

And here is my card:

Supplies used:
  • Design paper printed and cut using my Silhouette Studio software and Cameo
  • Brads
  • Cardstock from personal stash
  • Card measures 5x5
  • Watercolored Lilies using Prismacolor Water Color Pencils
Thank you for stopping by and visiting with me and hugs to all..xoxo

Monday, February 24, 2014

I (heart) 2 Create

Supplies used:
  • 5x5 for card base
  • Measurements as follows:  
  • 13cm x 13cm = 5.1in x 5.1 (5 x 5)
    8cm x 5cm = 3.1in x 2in (3 x 2)
    12cm x 4cm = 4.7in x 1.6in (4 ¾ x 1 ½ )
    3cm x 2cm = 1.2in x .8in (1 ¼ x ¾ )
    9cm in diameter = 3 1/2in in diameter
  • Design paper from paper stash
  • Gemstones and Brads
  • Copic markers for coloring

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We will have
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Everyone who participates will get a special reduction if you wish to purchase them all.

Please do not worry if you can not make it for the on line session you can still see the instructions and create as the deadline is the 3rd March to have all your project in this Album HERE

This image is an introduction to the new releases coming out in the Scrapper's Delights Store so check it out.  Thank you for stopping by and hope all of you have a great week.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

February Monthly Coloring Challenge - Stamping Dragon Designs

Over at Stamping Dragon Designs Facebook Fan Page they have a Monthly Coloring Challenge going for the month of February

Rules of Play:   The image is given for free so IF you request the image you agree to make a full project and upload it HERE in this album. If you fail to deliver a finished project before DEADLINE 28th Feb-14 8pm uk time, you will be disqualified from next month's challenge. PRIZE: 1 free image of personal choice. (You may have to join the FB Fan Group in order to play along.)


Supplies used:
  • Image from Stamping Dragon Designs
  • Card stock
  • Gemstones
  • Copic and Stampin! Up ink markers for coloring
Join in the fun at the FB Fan Page; and thank you for stopping by to visit with me.  Hugs to all xoxo.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Need a Hug?

Do you need a hug?  I believe we all do at some time and right now, I sure could use a hug or two -- from my granddaughters!!

Supplies used:
  • Digital stamp "Need a Hug?" by Sunsational Stamps
  • Swiss dot embossing folder used to emboss the larger mat
  • paper designs from my Silhouette Studio "My Library"
  • Brads, buttons and baker twine
Measurements for layered pieces
    Main mat: 13cm x 13cm (5x5)in
                       8cm x 5 cm (3x2)in
                       12cm x 4 cm (4 3/4 x 1 1/2) (used 11cm x 6 cm)in
                       3cm x 2cm (1 1/4 x 3/4)in
                       9cm in diameter  (3 1/2 in in diameter)

TIP:  when converting from Metric (centimeters) to Standard just change your measurements in your Studio software under preferences from Auto to CM and than when checking the size of your pieces or changing the sizes, you can just enter the cm numbers and will come up to that size. (unless you know how to do the math!!)

I placed the main mat thru the Sizzix Big Shot and embossed it 2 times since the mat was a bit wider than the embossing folder.  And the little 'gap' between the dots covered by the placement of the mats.

Basically, this card makes a 5x5 (size of base card is approx 5.25 x 10.25).

Thank you for stopping by to visit with me today, and take a moment and visit Sunsational Stamps for additional inspiration.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Pop-up Album pages for Mini-album(s)

A double page pop-up page for a mini-album that I am working on for my granddaughter's mini-albums.

This is a single page pop up page for a mini-album that I am creating for both of my granddaughter's mini-album and will cut them out soon and place in their albums for pictures to be placed on the pop up areas.

Thank you for stopping by to visit with me and many hugs to all xoxo

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Owl-in-Tree Pop Up project


I found this Owl in a Tree cut file in the online Make the Cut library and decided to work it up as a pop up card, using Make the Cut's new software, Pop Up Card Studio.  I first created a shadow of the owl in the tree, and than copy and pasted to Pop Up Card Studio and created this Owl in a Tree Pop Up Card.  This is a proto-type, I haven't cut it out yet.  I just wanted to share with you all what I've been working on lately.

I will cut it out later and decorate and post the finished results at that time.  Thank you for stopping by, and hugs to all... xoxo

Monday, February 17, 2014

Challenge #27 - BABY

Theme:  Baby

Supplies used:
  • Cutfile "Baby Circus Animals" from The Creative Pointe
  • Circus Tent - I apologize but I really can't remember where I obtained it from.
  • Balloons and sentiment "Have Fun" I created using Make the Cut
  • Card idea "Inside Pop Up Moving Card' from Dawn's Stamping Thoughts video
  • Happy Birthday sentiment from "Teeny Tiny Words" and design paper from Stampin! Up
Check out this challenge at  Creative Cutting Challenge and play along with us.

Thank you for stopping by today to visit with me, and hugs to all...xoxo

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Challenge 13 - Another version of a Gate Fold Card

The prize for this challenge comes from:  Wags and Whiskers

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Wags 'n Whiskers are fun whimsical designs with adorable kids and their furry friends. Available in both digital and rubber stamps. We also have a bi-weekly challenge for a chance to win free stamps!

 One lucky winner will receive a 4 digital stamps of their choice.....Good Luck


Gatefold Card Variation 

Hello, this is Carolyn sharing with you a Gatefold Card Variation  as my DT project for Scrapbook Blessing Club Challenge #13.  There is is different variations of the Gatefold Card and found this on youtube recently and here is my card, both front and inside.


Supplies used:
Head on over to Scrapbook Blessing Club for a look-see at DT projects, and play along with us in this challenge.  And as always, comments are appreciated. Thank you for stopping by and Have a blessed day!


Saturday, February 15, 2014



Good morning, Carolyn here to share with you what I created using the digi stamp "Lisa" from Sunsational Stamps.

The main layer of the front mat I cut out a fancy label mat, and using the same cut piece, I created a lattice and than applied to the main mat and framed it with brown card stock.   

I traced the image, Lisa in my Silhouette Studio and colored with Stampin! Up markers, but the hat and brim is paper pieced from another image of Lisa that I hand-cut.  Placed Lisa on the edge of the lattice window using foam tape.  Flowers from from a swap that I participated in on Facebook at one time.

Please visit us at Sunsational Stamps to see what we've been up to lately.

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

Family is Stitched with Love 2-page layout

Good morning, Carolyn here with Saturday, Anything Goes project and I would like to share with you a 2-page layout I just completed for my great-grandson's book titled:  Family is Stitched with Love from Creative Kuts


Supplies used:
  • various brands of card stock
  • Brads
  • Black and white gel pen for faux stitching around the hearts
  • Black embroidery thread
  • design paper from stash
I hope your enjoyed today's project too. If you have a question, please leave it in the comments, and a DT member will get back to you. You can find more inspiration and projects at my blog Granny Ma’s Creations. Also, you can join up to our Facebook group: Scrapbook Blessings Club for more fun, games, inspiration, tips and techniques
Hope you have a blessed day and thanks for stopping by.   Hugs to all xoxo.

Friday, February 14, 2014

A Love in February Blog Hop


Welcome to February's Sunsational Stamps Design Team Blog Hop on February 14 from 9 am to 11 pm CST. Thank you for joining joining us and Happy Valentines Day . The theme of this hop is Love. So sit back with a nice steaming hot cup of cocoa and find your way to each of these blogs for some incredible projects.

I do have a few rules for this hop to support each crafter and the time they have put into their work. In order to be eligible for the blog candy, you MUST visit each blog, leave a comment, become a follower of each blog, and our dt blog at http:// The blog candy will be one digital stamp of your choice from . You can send your choice of digital stamp to with a subject: dt blog hop and I will send it out to you asap.

We have added a little Twist to this months Hop. We are going to have a Link UP Party /Contest. Everyone is invited to participate It will run througth the end of the month February 28th at midnight. On march first we will pick a winner and that person will be our guest designer for March, along with receiving the March release stamp for free. In order to participate you must use the free digital stamp that is provided on the DT BLOG at and use the little link at the bottom of our blog  at  so we can view your project. Hope you will all join in the fun .

If you happened to have stumbled upon this blog by chance  or accident, please make sure to head to the first blog listed so you don't miss any of the Love we have to share with you. This hop runs all day long, so you will have plenty of time to make it all the way through the hop. Check out each blog and see what each blog has to offer for their project! After all it's Valentines Day and who doesn't like a little Love.

Hello from snowy Alabama - yes, that's right snow in Alabama!!  Cause for this transplanted Northern gal to celebrate and dance a little dance of joy.

And now to the 2nd Sunsational Stamps Design Team Blog Hop which is February 14th, Valentine's Day from 9 AM to 11 PM CST.  Our theme for this month is Love, so we have created projects with Love, Valentine's or Cupid.

Now, I would like to share with you what I created for a Valentine's Card to send to Operation Write Home for our servicemen/women serving our country in deployment to far away parts of this world.


I created a Sunburst card using card stock from Stampin! Up; and the design paper is hearts  wallpaper found on a Internet search.  I cut out the cat from the digital stamp design with my Silhouette Studio and colored with Copic markers.  Layered 2 hears, and faux stitched around the top heart.  The kitty was placed on the heart.  

A ribbon was placed along the edge of the Sunburst, and I punched out small hearts with a small heart punch; and the title  "Have a Purrfect Valentine!" was print and cut; and than I colored in the letters.  Placed on a white card stock and now have a cute card.

Love DT Blog Line Up:

Kimberly -

Carolyn -

Marji -

Sandy -

Edwina -

Janet -

DT Blog -

Thanks for stopping by and please head over to the next blog at Marij.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Creative Kuts Recipe Club - Double-Chocolate Chip Cookies

Here is a recipe for a delicious snack....

I have another Recipe Card finished to include with the finished pages for the Recipe book I'm creating.  I believe this is the sixth card that I've completed.  Slow progress !!

I reprinted the recipe onto light tan cardstock and layered on kraft card stock; and this was placed onto orange and white checkered card stockstock, all from my stash.  On the glass I used Vellum paper for the glass, with white cardstock placed under to represent milk.  The cookie is cut out of Kraft, brown, black and red card stock and adhere to the sit on the edge of the glass of milk.  The title is placed on foam tape.

Thank you for stopping by to visit with me, and hope all of you keeping warm and safe during the weather we're having lately.  Hugs to all...xoxo

Saturday, February 08, 2014

Another Step Card

Hi, Carolyn here to share a Wedding Card for the Saturday, Anything Goes.

Wedding Card 

I used a Basic Single Step Card for the design.  I place the Wedding cake on the top tier of the step card, and the Silhouette Wedding Couple on the second tier.  Stamped the sentiment  "Congratulations” on a piece of white card stock and placed on the front step.  Added pearls on each end; and the flowers placed on cake from the sewing department of Walmart.

I hope your enjoyed today's project too. If you have a question, please leave it in the comments, and a DT member will get back to you. You can find more inspiration and projects at my blog Granny Ma’s Creations. Also, you can join up to our Facebook group: Scrapbook Blessings Club for more fun, games, inspiration, tips and techniques. 
Hope you have a blessed day and thanks for stopping by,


Saint Patrick Card

Irish Leprechaun

 Front of Card
Inside of card

Supplies used:
  • Card stock
  • Design paper created and printed from Abode Photoshop Elements Ver 12
  • Word Punch paper punch
  • eyelet punch
  • Green gemstones for embellishments
  • Adhesive and foam tape
  • Bic markers for coloring
  • Software: Silhouette Studio DE
  • Measurements; 4.25x11 for base
  • Inside design paper: 5.50x approx 6
  • Topper: 4.25x2.25
  • Inside where the bucket is placed on I cut out a 1x4 strip
Trimmed card stock to 4.25x11 for the base and using my word punch paper punch I created two slots for the pop-down 1x4 strip will be adhered to.  I attached to the pop-out tab and foam taped the coin bucket to the bottom, making sure it does not show at bottom.  

Front I trimmed a piece of the printed design paper for a topper (to close the holes left from the pop-out tab) and punched a edge of eyelets on the topper edge and on the edge of the front of card, and on the top and bottom edge of the inside matting.  Using my Silhouette Studio DE I printed and cut the Leprechaun, Bucket of gold, and title and placed on shadow background and placed on foam tapes to the front of card, inside top, and on the  strip of card to create a pop-out effect.  From the left-over trimmings of the design paper, I placed a small border just top of the eyelet punched area.
Thank you for stopping to visit with me today, and head on over to Sunsational Stamps blog for a look-see at the DT creations.  Hugs to all xoxo


Friday, February 07, 2014

Challenge #85 - Color Red in the image


Challenge #85 Color Red in Image

Supplies used:
First card is a basic fold with rounded corners, and the second card is a tri-fold card which I cut out with my Silhouette Cameo, and the rose clipart was print and cut using my Silhouette Studio DE software.

Thank you for stopping by to visit with me, and please head on over to Pattie's Creations Designs Challenge to have a look see at the DT's work; and play along with us in this Challenge.

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

New items placed in the Store

Good morning, and hope your crafting day is going well for you.  I took a little break from crafting to work on new items for my store at Cut and Create, and you will find my listings under my name ... Carolyn Smith on the left side bar.

Here is what I placed in the store today....

Each file includes svg, mtc, studio, jpeg and png format, and for personal use only.

This file includes only studio, jpeg and png, and is a print 'n cut file.  For personal use only.

Now I will be starting on applying adhesive to my projects so I can finish and post here.   Thank you for stopping by to visit with me today, and hugs to all xoxo

Rose Stencil Pop Up Card

First of all, I am not affiliated with Pop Up Card Studio or Make the Cut software.  I use Make the Cut software to design my cut files in; and create pop up cut files in the new software, Pop Up Card Studio.  And cut out the projects in SCAL3 as it's easier to move around in - I'm more familiar with the way the project is laid out on the mat and not confusing when it comes to cutting.

Anyhow I would like to share with you the project I just completed but have not test cut yet.

I was playing with my software, Pop Up Card Studio that I just recently purchased from the creators of Make the Cut software; and feel a little better about the purchase.  At first, I felt I wasted the money because of the way my first design came out, but retweaking and using different options in the program, I am beginning to like it.  I'm not where the pro that some designers are, especially Penny Duncan...she is fabulous with her designs using this new software; and hope to see a video or more from her.

First I retweaked the Stencil Rose according to a video by Rob of Scrappy Dew on how to remove the 2nd lines in the design.  Once done, I created a shadow of the StencilRose and copied and pasted into my Pop Up Card Studio and created the pop up card using the shadow of the Stencil Rose. 

After completing the pop up card, I copied and pasted to Make the Cut and re-size the StencilRose pattern to fit; and saved as a svg file so I can cut out in my SCAL3 software.  I will test cut and than decide if I will put into the store.

Thank you for allowing me to share with you my creations, and hugs to all xoxo

Monday, February 03, 2014

Challenge #26 - Love

Front with the 'belly band' closure
Open to inside of card and belly band.

Our next challenge over at Creative Cutting Challenges is Love - Anything to do with it. V-Day, Weddings, etc.  I chose Weddings and created a Gate-fold Easel Card.

Supplies used:
  • Design paper printed from Internet search of Wedding papers.
  • Gray matting is wrapping paper I trimmed to size and applied to freezer paper.
  • Wedding cake cut file from Wedding Set
  • Bride and Groom Silhouette
  • Flowers from sewing dept at Wal-mart
Here is the video on how to create this card with measurements, etc. which I found on Youtube.

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

Sunday, February 02, 2014

Challenge #12 ATC (Artistic Trading Cards)


Good morning, Carolyn here for the next DT Challenge at Scrapbook Blessing Club and we was ask to create ATC's (Artist Trading Cards) for this challenge.  I created these 2 ATC's awhile back and found the pictures of them (glad I kept them!!)

Supplies used:
  • white poster board cut to 3x5 (I believe) for both cards
  • design paper from SilhouetteAmerica Online store
  • Stamps from my stash 
  • cutfile  from misskatecuttables
Thank you for stopping by to visit with me, and please head on over to Scrapbook Blessing Club for a look at the DT's inspirational work; and join in with us with this new challenge of (ALL) Love is in the Air- Valentine Challenge, make a layout or card (layouts will get a second chance to win). 

Hugs to all xoxo

Saturday, February 01, 2014

Garden Girlies

Some parts of our country have seen lots and lots of snow and we in Scottsboro, AL received a dusting of the white stuff on the ground with very cold temperatures at night.  Hopefully this will give us the inspiration for spring and warm weather.


Supplies used:
  •  Cardstock from my stash 
  • water color paper for the image
  • Kodak markers for coloring with some Close to My Heart Ink Markers, and Copic marker for the skin tones.
  • foam tape for popping up the Bumble Bees and Garden Girl
  • Design paper from my stash
  • adhesive
  • the card base and center matting from Silhouette America Online store.
Please check us out at Sunsational Stamps


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