Tuesday, July 29, 2014

It's Time to Celebrate Birthday Card

Image titled "It's Time to Celebrate"
from Stampin! Up 

Supplies used:
  • Brads, image, design paper and embossing folder from Stampin! Up
  • Scalloped punch for the border on design paper
  • die cut for the embossed background
  • flower from a set that I purchased at Michaels Craft Store
  • Prismacolor Markers and silver metallic pen from the marker set
  • The face, arms and legs colored with Copic markers
  • happy birthday stamp from Stampin! Up 
Thank you crafting friends for stopping by to visit with me on Tuesday Cards, here and at Scrapbook Blessings Club

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Using my Brother's Scan N Cut

Hi there, I would like to share with you my little cutting project using my Brother's Scan N Cut machine that I purchased a few months ago; and finally playing with (been on vacation and away from my crafting tools for 6 weeks)... 

Here is a jpeg image of Santa from Scrapping with Lisa Designs that I printed out from my Silhouette Cameo, and than ran it through Brother's Scan N Cut machine.  Love, love this machine. 


I know some crafters have used their CraftArtist2 software to darken the line around the images so the Brother's Scan N Cut  will pick it up, but I also found that I can create a dark line around the images using my Silhouette Studio DE which I believe I had done here with Santa and the holly image, which is not included with the Santa file.  Found this on SilhouetteAmerica Online Store.

Thank you for visiting with me today, and happy crafting to you wherever you are at.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Christmas in July

Hi, Carolyn with another weekly posting, and seems to be the theme all over blogland that July is "Christmas in July" so with the last Saturday of July, I decided to use the theme to share with you.  Using the jpeg image that was included with the file, I created a Santa card.  Here is my card:

cutting files include:  svg, pdf, jpeg, png, EPS and DXF

Supplies used:
In Silhouette Studio DE I open up the Santa file,  sized to what I wanted, and than printed it onto white card stock.  Once printed I used my Brother's Scan n Cut machine and cut out the Santa and the holly.  So easy to create your embellishments with this machine.

The frame cut out in red card stock (heavy cardstock) I created in Silhouette Studio DE and adhered to the white card base and inserted the subway art piece right into the square. 

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Thank you for stopping by to visit with me today, and happy crafting wherever you're at.


Challenges entered:

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Challenge #25 - Diamond Fold Card

Here we are ready for another challenge at Scrapbook Blessing Club, and our featured card is Diamond Fold and I wasn't sure if I would catch on to this fold, but imagine my surprise when I found, after the first failed attempt at scoring the card, that it was easy to do.  Here is a video explaining how to create this card; and she does give scoring directions within the video.

Now here is my Diamond Fold Card ...

And a view of same card slightly opened...


Supplies used:
  • Card stock and design paper from my stash of paper
  • Image is named....annebodil4 and downloaded ways back and don't remember where from (it was a freebie)
  • black enamel dot stickers (beads) by Reflections from Michaels Craft Store
  • Ribbon from Wal-mart Craft Dept. and created using a kitchen fork 
  • Watermelons stamp from Happy Summer acrylic set by Lawn Fawn and part of the June Card Kit from Scrapbook Blessing Club/Scrapping for Less by Teresa Russell
  • Copic and Spectrum Noir markers used to color the images
Please join us at Scrapbook Blessings Club in this challenge (please read the information on their blog).  Thank you for stopping by to visit with me today, and happy crafting.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Hoo Loves School? by Scrapping with Lisa

Hi, I'm back to share another scrap page, using Hoo Loves School? from Scrapping with Lisa.  This page is for my granddaughter's scrapbook, as a page of her 6th grade year. (I am so behind in the school year section of their scrapbook!)


Supplies used:
  • Scrap page was purchased from the LSS that has since closed their doors (sad face insert)
  • Hoo Loves School? by Scrapping with Lisa Designs
  • Bic coloring markers used with Grey on the book pages from Copic; and metallic markers was used around the edges of the school books.
  • Flowers from a stash of scrap digital papers  print and cut out with my Silhouette Cameo/Studio Design Edition.
  • foam tape to pop up the title
I layered the photograph with blue cardstock; and substituted the font with one from my library as the original would not print from Design Edition.  After tweaking the title, I offset it to make the back shadow. I popped this up on the page with foam tape; and placed a flower on the edge.

Thank you for stopping to visit with me today, and happy crafting to all.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Mom's Mini-Album

Hi crafty friends, this is Carolyn here to share a mini-album for Friday, Scrapbook Layouts.  This is a 6 page mini-album (including covers) that I created just before I left on vacation; and finished it in the last few days.  It's called Mom Mini-album kit, created by Cheryl Walton of Creative Kuts, and I created using my papers and embellishments.

 Front cover

Page 1

 Page 2

Page 3

Page 4

Back cover

Supplies used:
  • Papers and cardstock used from my stash
  • Front cover paper is printed from Silhouette Studio DE Library of papers
  • Darker brown flowers from Hobby Lobby
  • Three lighter colored flowers, using paper from Studio DE, print and cut and than attached with a brad and ends curled.
  • Train print and cut with Studio DE
  • The mini-album is attached with binders using the Bind-it-All system
Thank you for stopping by, and have a blessed and crafting day.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Turtles Are Cool

Good morning to all .... I am here to share with you my card that I created with the Turtle image from Scrapping with Lisa Designs

Here is the video by Splitcoaststampers that I got inspired with/from:

Inside of card

Supplies used:
  • papers from 6" Glitz Paper Pack - Sunshine In My Soul
  • Joy Fold Card found here: Joy Fold Card
  • Base of card - Kraft card stock from Hobby Lobby
  • adhesive and foam tape
  • button from my button stash
  • Inside sentiment created with Silhouette Studio DE software
  • scalloped punch used for the scalloped trim on front bottom of card
Thank you for stopping by to visit with me and head on over to Sunsational Stamps for more inspiration.  Happy crafting to all.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Challenge #95 - Summertime Fun

Hey there my crafty friends, it's time for another challenge over at Pattie's Creations Design Challenges and the theme  is Summertime Fun and I selected this image from Patties Creations Digital Images but you may need to personally contact the owner of store as it's expired!


Supplies used:
  • green textured cardstock used for mat from June Card kit from FB group - Scrapbook Blessings Club.
  • image of Let's Pary 2 changed to png format in paint.net; and than uploaded into my Silhouette Studio Design Edition where I traced it, and than created a print and cut image.
  • Spectrum Noir and Copic makers used for coloring
  • Watermelon slice, ants and happy summer stamp from Happy Summer by lawn fawn.
  • the green and white plaid piece from Stampin! Up design paper section.
  • foam tape applied to basket
Thank you for stopping by to visit with me today, and happy crafting to you all.

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

3 Fold Fun Birthday Card

Carolyn here with my Tuesday Cards featuring two cards using the technique in the following video.

First I will show the collage of my cards, and than individually ....


Supplies used:
  • For the card base, I used Stampin! Up card stock.
  • Card #1 I used design paper from my stash of Walmart paper
  • Card #2 I used card and the flower element from the June Card Kit from Scrapbook Blessings Club Facebook group
  • Bumble Bee and pop-up flower embellishment from Reflections purchased at Hobby Lobby
  • The card stock on front and inside of Card #2 from June Card Kit
  • Polka dot embossing folder used on first card
  • Floral embossing folder on 2nd card.
  • Adhesive and foam tape
More pictures:

Following is 2nd card:


Thank you for stopping by, and as always, have a super crafting day.

Sunday, July 06, 2014

Challenge #24 - Anything Goes featuring Telescope Birthday Card

This bi-weekly challenge is Anything Goes featuring Telescope cards, and they are cute and quick to create.  The following video is not mine, but one create by Barb at www.barbstamps.com and she has done a great job creating the telescope card.

Here is my Birthday Telescope card:

Supplies used:
  • Happy Birthday sentiment stamp from drsdesigns.com
  • Flowers from SilhouetteAmerica online store
  • Butterfly stamp from retired set of Stampin! Up
  • Ribbon and brads from Stampin! Up 
  • Used Spectrum Noir markers for the flowers and butterfly; and gel pens for the flowers in the birthday sentiment
  • Silhouette Studio Design Edition to print and cut the designs within the circles
  • Silhouette Cameo to cut out the scalloped circles and also the circles but different sizes punches can be used 
To join us in this challenge, head on over to Scrapbook Blessing Club; and if you enter a Telescoping Card, you will get an extra chance entry for this challenge sponsor which is Stamp and Create.  This is a 2 week challenge, ending July 19th.

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

Saturday, July 05, 2014

Swinging By to Say Hi

Hello from Carolyn with a 3D Stand Up Card (or referred to as a Tent Card) using the newest image by Scrapping with Lisa Designs ....  Swinging By To Say Hi...

Front view

 Back view

Side view

Supplies used:
  • Abode Photoshop Elements 12 Brushes
  • 3D Stand Up Card by Lori Whitlock 
  • Silhouette Studio Design Edition software
  • Paint.net software
  • Stick on buttons
  • Small silver brads from Stampin! Up
  • score tape
I traced the image in Silhouette Studio Design Edition and than copy and pasted the image into Paint.net where I created a png image, deleting all the white areas without the image, as I wanted it to stand alone on the mat w/out the white areas showing.

In Abode Photoshop Elements I created a green grunge mat using the photoshop brushes (Grunge), saved as a jpeg and than loaded into my Silhouette Studio Design Edition.  Placed the mat on the 3D Stand Up cutfile; and than on a separate page I created the mat, placing the png image on the mat, after I created a oval for the swing to set on.  I colored the png image with copic, bic and Stampin! Up markers - the Bic marker I used for the swing set was going dry but was able to create the bleached look.

Created a Grunge - looking mat for the back side and placed the 2nd half of the sentiment (traced, ungrouped and divided the sentiment so I can place one part on front, and the 2nd half on back.)

The 3rd view if of the 3D Stand Up card from a side view showing how I attached the pieces together.  This card base can be cut out by hand (various utube videos out there with tutorials; and also there is tutorials on splitcoaststampers.com), but I wanted a cardbase that was easy to cut out and corrected size.  My first attempt at cutting this out was not a great cut...but I believe it was the cardstock used - too flimsy.

Head on over to Sunsational Stamps and have a happy crafting day.

Friday, July 04, 2014

Here Comes the Rain

Been playing with Abode Photoshop Elements - possibilities for this is a card.  Just sharing what I am doing on the 4th of July.  Downloaded elements from Pixel Scrapper and the background clouds from Abode Photoshop Elements brushes section

Thank you for stopping by to visit with me today, and have a safe 4th of July; and happy crafting too.

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Stencil Review

Good morning Carolyn here with a Product Review of two stencils I recently purchased, hoping that it would make a cute background mat....

TIP:  don't become discouraged with your stenciling results, keep trying and trying; and you know, the ones that you think are hideous, they can be used later for some scrapbook page.

Mini Flutterby

6x6 Stencil - Butterfly background designed by Jamie for TheCraftersWorkshop.com  but I believe I purchased my stencils from a Facebook group: Lone Wolf Designs Discount Craft Supplies.

Supplies used:
  • Butterfly Stencil: Mini Flutterby by Jamie Echt (The 6x6 Stencil can be used for card-making, Mixed Media, Paper-Arts, Sponging, Spraying, Spritizing, Chalking & more).
  • Blue acrylic paint
  • Watercolor paper
I laid the stencil on a sheet of watercolor paper and using a stipple brush (??) applied the acrylic paint all over, coming up with the results shown in the photo.  I let it sit to dry, and than trimmed it to fit the front of a card at a later date.


Mini-Snowy Treescape

I am showing three results of stenciling this image-stencil, and to be quite honest, I am not very happy with any of the results.  I used Acrylic paper, cardstock, and canvas covered paper with the results shown above.  I like the canvas-covered paper as the results were darker and may-be more vibrant.  Definitely will not use cardstock - too blah.  The 3rd one I believe is acrylic paper and it's ok.   This one could possibly be used in a mini-album or a 5x5 card with a snowman added to it.

Once you find your coloring median, especially for cardstock,  you can find lots of possibilities for the stencils.

Thank you for stopping by and allowing me to share my creations with you.  Happy crafting day to you all.

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Christmas Cards All Year 'Round Blog Spot DT

I have been selected to join the Christmas Cards All Year 'Round Design Team, and extremely happy to join this wonderful team of talented ladies.  For July's Blog Spot challenge we're to create a card using non-traditional Christmas colors.

I created 2 cards using the Stand-alone card base (also known as a tent card).  First card I used a design I located on a Internet search; and was going to send a few Christmas postcards this year, but the photo services that is used cropped 'too much' and left me with a white line on each end, so I trimmed the white edges off; and created a topper front for the stand-alone card base.  Added a ribbon on left side; and a single brad in the corner and then printed a Christmas sentiment and applied to the back side...for the label, I used a file from my Silhouette  Design Edition Library and printed the sentiment on one layer, and matted it with another label mat.

Card #1:



And for my 2nd card, which is using a Stand-alone card base, I created this snowy scene using a snowman clipart from a scrap download in my directory.  I first printed the snowman with snow flakes onto white card stock.  Added small silver brads to the snowflakes and a ribbon on the lower edge.  Printed and cut a 2nd image of the snowman with my Silhouette Design Edition print and cut feature; and using foam tape applied snowman to the top of picture.  Printed the sentiment and applied to the back of card base.

Front of 2nd Card

Back side of 2nd Card

On reading these sentiments, I realize that they can be used for either image design. 

Take a moment and head over to Christmas Cards All Year 'Round  and join in the monthly challenge for July - Non-traditional Christmas Colors.

Thank you for stopping by to visit with me today, and may you have a great crafting day wherever you are at.