Saturday, January 31, 2015

I Turtely Love You - Valentine's Card

Recipe for card:
  1. Image from Scrapping With Lisa Designs and/or Sunsational Stamps
  2. Mat embossed with polka dots
  3. Coloring markers - used Copic and Bic Mark-Its
  4. Machine used to cut out card base, mats and hearts Silhouette Silhouette
  5. Ribbon from Stampin Up stash
Thank you for stopping by to visit with me today, and I hope all have a happy crafting day.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Ho Ho Ho Layout - a Christmas Layout

I am sharing with you all a traditional scrapbook layout using a kit from Creative Kuts....


This is page one where I used Silhouette Cameo to cut the title and roof .  Santa's legs and chimney is print 'n cut using Design Space and the Cameo.  Paper from my personal stash along with the Christmas present stickers and the "Have A holly jolly Holiday" tag.


All the pieces except for the photo mats cut out using my new Cricut Explore and Cricut Design Space, including the print than cut option with the toy and teddy bear.  

Here is the two pages side by side:

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

Monday, January 26, 2015

Challenge #46 - Valentine

Whooo Loves Ya!! Valentine's Card
cut file, Valentine's Owl by The Creative Pointe
Sketch template by  Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge #379
Heart back ground from SilhouetteAmerica Store Online

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Challenge #45 Anything Goes

I'm home and submitted this late for the challenge over at Creative Cutting Challenge.  Thought I had the photos on my flashdrive, and than realized that I hadn't photographed the Envelope Mini-album. And than I finally found the project sitting on the desk; completed it and took photos of it.

This is the front cover of the mini-album and used the cut file from The Creative Pointe .

I would post the whereabouts of the Envelope Mini-envelope but not sure if it was from or from reading a blog.  I remember it had 4 envelopes used to put together and to decorate as you would like

Here is photos of the pages:

Page 1

Page 2

And another photo of this showing the insert being pulled out...

Christmas photos taken while I was in El Paso, Texas visiting with my son and family.  Later, when I catch up on things around here, I will add more inserts, and place photos in the frames.

Thank you for stopping by to visit with me; and please take a moment and visit Creative Cutting Challenges to view the DT projects, and play along with us in Challenge #45.

Be Mine Valentine Card

I'm back to create with my own supplies and tools -- and here is my photo of a Valentine's card that I will be sending to grandchildren this year.


I'm calling it 'Be Mine' for lack of a title for the image and apologize for the quality of photo but here in Alabama we have overcast skies which creates a dreary affect.  

I used the lattice overlay from SilhouetteAmerica Online store and sized it to fit a standard greeting card of 4.25x5.50 measurements.  I traced the image, separating the title from the main photo; than  placed the picture onto a white square which print and cut out using my Silhouette Came and Studio Design Edition software.  Using foam tape that I punched small circles and layered top of main picture.

Used my copic markers to color the image, adhered all pieces to main card stock, and a Valentine's Card to send to granddaughter or great-granddaughter.

Thank you for stopping to visit with me today,  and check out what is available at Sunsational Stamps 
and at Scrapping with Lisa Designs.  Have a happy crafting day wherever you are at.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Mid-January Inspirational Card

Goodness sakes, it's mid January already, and that means a couple inspirational cards for Christmas Cards All Year 'Round Challenge ....


This is the front of Card #1 for my DT inspirational piece for January.  Using the sketch from MojoMonday 379 

I retweaked the sketch just slightly.  Instead of the two small square mats I just used the:
  1. Christmas tree from scrapbook source in my files
  2. Snowman from misskatecuttables
  3. Snowflake embossing folder using Big Shots to emboss
  4. I used Stampin Up markers for coloring the hat, hat brim, carrot nose and scarf.  Also colored in leaves and berries.
  5. Ribbon from Stampin Up 

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Just For You Card

Just For You Card
which can be used for either Valentine's or as card to go with a gift of some sort.
File created by Creative Kuts 
Coloring median: Stampin Up markers and Copic marker for face and hands.  The sentiment I used Wink of Stella pens.  

Thank you for stopping by to visit with me and hope wherever you're at, you are having a super crafting day (plus some sunshine as well.) 

Monday, January 12, 2015

Another 2015 Layout

This will be a 4x6 layout used for Christmas 2015.  

Another digital scrapbook page using the following elements:
  1. 2015 from the January 2015 layout from Creative Kuts.  You will find information here
  2. North Pole, Santa's House, and Snowman from misskatecuttables
  3. Photos Tucked in Layered Pockets from Auntie M Designs
  4. Snowflake paper downloaded and in my stash
Thank you for stopping by to visit with me today, and hope, wherever you may be, that you're warm and happily crafting.

Monday, January 05, 2015

January 2015 Calendar


A Calendar template from Bic Mark-It markers that I found on their Facebook page as a pdf file.  Loaded into Adobe Photoshop Elements and cropped and converted to png format.  Snowflakes and Snowy Trees elements from misskatecuttables  and the snowbank from a layout file by Creative Kuts.

I am planning to print and cut out later and color the background with bright colors, and than create a calendar or 'project life album' inserting photos and journaling tags.  This is the start of this project; and just hope that I will be able to download each page from Bic.

Thank you for stopping by and have a great crafty day.

Custom Organization Pots by Sandi Genovese


(this is not my project tutorial, but Sandi Genovese's) Click on above link if you would prefer to read her blog.

1. Paint a garden pot with a colorful, fast drying acrylic paint around the outside perimeter of the pot. Let dry and apply a second coat

2. Cut the letter “O” or number zero from paper to create a template for the pot label. Transfer the number or letter to self-adhesive vinyl. Tip: Substitute self-adhesive shelf paper if it is cheaper or easier to find.

3. Trim off the top of the template in order to accommodate the lip of the pot.

4. Remove the back from the vinyl letter and stick the stencil onto the painted pot. Be sure it is firmly in place all along the interior oval, then paint inside the oval with chalkboard paint.

5. Allow the paint to dry overnight, then condition the chalkboard label by rubbing the side of the chalk over the surface of the painted oval. Wipe off with a rag and label each pot with chalk. Tip: Conditioning the chalkboard surface prevents the label from “memorizing” the firstimage you write on it. Once the chalkboard surface has been conditioned you can write, erase and re-write as much as you want without leaving any permanent imprint on the chalkboard surface.


Supplies you’ll need for this project:
  • Clay pot
  • Acrylic craft paint – Hobby Lobby
  • Letter “O or Number “O”
  • Self-adhesive vinyl
  • Chalkboard paint
  • Chalk
For those interested here is the pdf that I just created:

Custom Organization Pots.

Thank you for visiting with me today, and hope your day is full happy crafting.

Sunday, January 04, 2015

Granddaughters practing their shooting skills

My Layout project

 Version 1

Version 2

Worked on this project to help with keeping my mind off of  my daughter-in-law as she is at the local hospital E.R. right now. 

Thank you for stopping by to visit with me this evening, and may you have a great crafty weekend.

First Challenge of 2015 - Stretch/Cascade Card - Fall Theme

I apologize for the lateness of this Stretch/Cascade Card, but when I had created this card, it was for another challenge over at Scrapbook Blessings Club this past October or November and it was decided to go with another challenge, and this one was changed for January 4, 2015.  Here is the tutorial that I used to create this card:

by Lori Whitlock - A2 Stretch Card and the card template can be found on SilhouetteAmerica Online Store under her name which I had used for this project.

  1. Main base of card is Kraft cardstock
  2. Design Paper and some of the embellishments from October  Card Kit from Scrapping for Less (Facebook page).
  3. Apple cut file from Silhouette Studio DE Library
  4. Squirrel digi from info on my laptop at home, and this challenge is posted before I leave for home (which is January 7th.)  
Thank you for stopping by to visit with me today, and please check out the DT creations at Scrapbook Blessings Club.

Happy crafting to all, and hope your New Year Day celebrations was a great one. 

Saturday, January 03, 2015

DeSoto State Park Alabama

January 2015 Digital Layout

January 2015 Layout from
available in svg format
but I created it in png format using Make the Cut software; and than retweaked the png file in  The 2 pages created using Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 but MyMemories Suite can be used to created the pages.  Snowy Trees and snowflakes png files from Miss Kate Cuttables.  Paper background from another scrapbook kit stash.

I used iPiccy for my photo editing - basic online software for my purposes.

Thank you for stopping by to visit with me, and happy crafting to all in the New Year, 2015.