Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Birthday Girl

This is my 8 year granddaughter celebrating her birthday this morning b/4 going to school.

Last pic of her in her new dress.  Soooo cute.

Mary and Joseph with Baby Jesus Silhouette

Last day of granddaughter is 8 years old's going to be a great day!!  And here is the file I am sharing for today....

Mary and Joseph with Baby Jesus

will be available at soon.

Clicking on the link will give you a file format of svg, mtc and jpeg image to download.

Thank you for stopping by and hugs to all.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Christmas Gift Card Holder

It has been a productive morning, and now it's time for a little rest but will post what I worked up, as a member of the design team for DoodleTalesBlog.  The card was inspired from watching a new video at Stamping School by Linda Heller. 

Two pictures taken of the front...where I used Stamps MCH018 ... versamarked on the front of the card base and than heat embossed using clear embossing powder. MCH005 was versamarked on white cardstock, embossed in Garnet embossing powder and than heated.  The circle was placed on a scalloped circle and placed on a band that wraps around the card.

This picture shows the inside of the card...I used design paper over the front, and you will find a scapolled edge along the bottom to the flap.

Inside is a folded A2 enveloped glued to the center of card base...there is two sections ... one for the gift card, and another for the greeting.

I cut out a rounded tab label and glued to the top edge of the card that the greeting and signature will be placed on.

If interested in obtaining these little cute stamps, go to:, and go visit his blog to see other design team members work.... DoodleTalesBlog.

Thank you for visiting with me today, and back tomorrow with another Nativity silhouette free file.  Hugs to all.

GMC-Three Magi-Kings Silhouette

As you will note ....  I was attempting to spread out the silhouettes this week to go thru the whole week, but not possible.  My free file for today is a silhouette of the Three Wisemen .... according to Matthew 2:1-12, three Wisemen  'saw the star, they rejoiced with exceedingly great joy.  And when they had come into the house, they saw the young Child with Mary His mother, and fell down and worshiped Him. And when they had opened their treasures, they presented gifts to Him: gold, frankincense, and myrrh." Matthew 2:10-11. (I apologize for offending anyone with quoting Bible verses here, but I am hoping to make this clear to everyone.)    Now that said... here is a pic of the free silhouette file.


will be available at soon.

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

Monday, November 28, 2011

A Nativity Silhouette

I am sharing freebies of the Nativity this week in silhouettes, beginning with Joseph and Mary on their way to Bethlehem.  I will, at least, post main characters of the Nativity....

Mary and Joseph Silhouette

will be available at soon.

I will see how the week goes with posting...whether I will combine the Three Kings/Wisemen or separately.  Plus I will be working on a project for Doodle Tales Team and checking out DtsArtsblog Team project which should be last one for this term.

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

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Loopy Rectangle version

I quickly went into Inkscape and created a quick little file to share with you...a Loopy Rectangle Frame to be used for your personal creations...

It was a quick creation...just wanted to share a free file with my followers today.  Had a great weekend and hope you all have to.  Hugs to all, and thank you for stopping by.  

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Saturdays' Freebie

Did u all survive Black Friday shopping?  We made the stores that we have here in this small town and I was able to purchase...drum roll, please,..... a brand new, red Kodak EasyShare camera for under $50.00.  And takes great pictures....It's smaller than the Canon camera I have (which I will hold onto for awhile)...can easily carried in my brand new purse.  So I done ok...On to the freebie for today...

Beginning on Monday I will share a series of Nativity Silhouettes that u can use possibly in vinyl creations.  
Thank you for stopping by and visiting with me.  Hugs to all and enjoy the long weekend.

Friday, November 25, 2011

(Nativity) Star

I am posting a freebie along with a pic of how the Star was used in the Christmas Card...and I know I had stated that tomorrow would be the start of the Nativity silhouettes, but I will begin those freebies on Saturday...just wanted to share the card and a freebie with you all...

Front of Card

This is called a Christmas 3-D Pop-up card...I placed a piece of red cardstock with a trim of striped paper on the top of the front of the card.  Than placed another rectangle piece of designer paper with a sentiment placed as a label with the edges colored in Real Red from Stampin! Up©  .... Paper and cardstock used from a Wal-mart collection.

Inside of card

On the inside I created a template where the pop-ups for the stars would be set.  I used stars cut out with my Cricut Expression and glued them in the center above Santa and to each side.  Santa is from a set of stickers I purchased at Wal-mart and will be planning to fight the crowds today to purchase a couple more sets.  Placed a white cardstock on the corner for the sentiment, message or just the signature.

And now to the free file...a set of stars that you can use for your creating....

Thank you for visiting today, on Black Friday...hope all enjoy shopping (we're getting up early to go to J.C. Penney's and K-mart for the early sales, and than breakfast and than to Wal-mart.) !  And 30 days from today will be Christmas ... :-).  Hugs to all and be safe.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Wishing u all a Happy Thanksgiving Day

Happy Thanksgiving Day to's a beautiful day here with the sun shining and temps in the 50's.  We have our turkey with stuffing in the oven now and eggs are cooling so I can make up deviled eggs.  Going to look up a recipe for green beans casserole w/out the dried onions on top!  Went grocery shopping yesterday and that is one item I did not get....after dr's visit I was ready to get the rest of my errands done and get with crowds not my thing.  And I have to face the crowds tomorrow just to pick up prescriptions...bah, humbug!!

I am working on Nativity silhouettes that I will be posting as freebies, starting tomorrow...stayed tuned til then.  Happy Turkey day (or ham day if you're eating ham) ... have a blessed day and be careful this weekend out there on the roads especially tomorrow with all the shoppers out.  Hugs to all.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

My Stocking Stuffer List freebie

Here is a freebie that includes a svg, mtc and a printout file of a Stocking Stuffer List to print out and have children list what they would like Santa to put into the stocking.  The stocking and title is in svg and mtc format to be used in a scrapbook page...or the stocking can be used on a place card at the table.

Thank you for stopping by and visiting with me and hugs to all.  

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Christmas Freebie

Continuing with my Christmas theme freebies, here is a plain Christmas tree for you to cut out and decorate.  Add your own ornaments, etc to the tree.  I've also included a .png file of the tree with lines for journaling for a scrapbook page.

Thank you for visiting with me today, and please check out my items for sale at Smart Buy Gal.  I added a couple more Christmas files.  Hugs to all.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Christmas Cards

For the past two days or so I have been working on Christmas cards as well as files for Smart Buy Gal store where I have a few files listed.  I am planning to upload some Nativity files this week...check the store out.  Right now this is the format she is using until she can get a store up and running...she experienced some problems a few months ago with hacking and had to shut that part of  store down.

Now onto my Christmas card and freebie...thanks to Scrapbook Showgram with Sandi Genovese and her awesome idea for Christmas cards to make up in a mass production especially if you have loads of cards to mail out this week.  I am using two of her ideas for my cards but the one is not ready for posting...have to make a trip to the scrapbook store to purchase the adhesive strips I

Here is the supply list that Sandi used, but the brads I used are silver, and I added a ribbon, using my Bow Easy tool. 

Here’s a list of supplies that Sandi uses in making this EMBOSSED HOLIDAY CARDS:

On the inside of the card, opening the doors, you will find a reindeer and a snowflake, stickers I found at the local Wal-mart.  I used a snowflake stamp and watermarked the red cardstock in different areas.  I have not put a sentiment inside yet...that will come b/4 I mail the cards.

I am sharing with you the Happy Holiday Wreath... I changed mine...rather than have my Cricut cut out the holes I used my hand punch to punch the holes and than created a ribbon bow and glue dot it to the bottom of the wreath.

Thank you for visiting with me today...and once again, hugs to all.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Another Witch Brewing up something

This will be the last of the Halloween postings... will be going onto Christmas/New Year's posting for DoodleTales.  

I know exactly who to send this card to next 

Check out Doodletalesblog for other team members work, plus go to his store at Doodle Tales Estsy for his selection of stamps.

Thank you for stopping by, and tomorrow I will have a freebie along with the card that I used the freebie on.  Hugs to all.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Saturday's freebie

We're past the mid-way point for November, and looking at Thanksgiving coming up.  For me... my plans are.
  • cook a Turkey Breast for our Thanksgiving dinner/supper
  • Relax and take a long nap because...
  • At midnight going to face the crowds at Wal-mart as I am interested in purchasing a new camer
  • And than relaxed for the rest of the weekend.
And next week I will share a daily installment of free Christmas files with you all....

Now to the freebie for today...


The word Noel is both cut into the stocking and as a separate word.  To give you the choice of either just cutting out the piece and layering onto another colored piece of cardstock, or cut out the letters and layered in the section where it's already cut out for you.  This is for your personal use only.

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

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Start of Christmas freebies

Since we just about a month away from Christmas I will start sharing Christmas files starting with Santa's is a empty sleigh...Santa made all his

May-be my next freebie will be a Santa...what do you think?  Here is the Link to grab this freebie.  It's available in svg and mtc format.

Thank you for visiting, and hugs to you all.

Rudolf Reindeer

Good morning peeps.  I have done a miracle ... hee,hee.  I completely forgot that I was to create and post the Christmas Rudolf Reindeer for DtsArtBlog this week ... so I quickly brought up the svg file, cut and pasted and added glitter where I wanted.  This cut file arrived in my box at the right time as I am working on Christmas cards and gift card holders for family and grandchildren....

I used an idea from Linda at Stamping School using an envelope.... gluing the envelope shut, turn it landscape side and cut the end off.  You can than punch a scalloped edge or leave as is and decorate the front of the envelope.  Cut the inside card so it will insert inside the envelope easily...decorate that and than glue dot a gift card onto that.  Actually, if you're a member of Stamping School, go to Stamping School, sign in and click on current videos.  It will be Gift-A-Lope video for November 10, 2011...she has an excellent video of how to create this project.

The batteries went dead on my camera so was not able to take pics of inside of card or gift envelope.  The second gift card is a general card using the same design as the first, but the envelope was cut down to size of a gift card (using my bank card as a template to make sure I got the correct size) decorated it, and glue it to the inside of the card.  Here are the front of the pics...

This envelope gift card holder I stickled around the antlers, and glued glitter on the nose and the bells.  Also created snow mounds and stickled them.

Because I wanted to changed just a tad-bit, I did not glitter the bells but did stickle the snow mounds, and glittered the nose.  Fun little project, and my granddaughter should get a kick out of 'em...

Please check out the following team members for their creations....

SVG Team A





Or check out Dardi's blog at DtsArtblog to follow the team members of SVG A and B team plus the Digi Teams.  And if you're interested in the cut file, it can be obtained at DtsArtblog.

Thank you for stopping by, and later today I will have a freebie to share with you.  After working on this project on Tuesday, and a a stressful day with family matters, I will read and relax this evening.  Hugs to all.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Saturday 11.12.11

It's Saturday--midway into November.  In two weeks Thanksgiving will be upon us...which means another free Thanksgiving file to share with you.  A turkey and sentiment/title to use in a card or a scrapbook layout.  Or if you can cut it small enough you could use as a place card, or cut the sentiment/title for a center piece for the table or wall.  Let your imagination soar!!

And here is the Link for the svg and mtc file.

Thank you for stopping by and hugs to all.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Happy Thursday

Tomorrow is Veteran's Day here in the U.S.A. and would like to thank ALL our Vets for their service to/for our country...for fighting for our rights for our freedom...for the small things we take for granted, but they're there to protect us and fight so we can be safe and enjoy our freedom.  As you all know and probably see the pic of my son with his two girls coming home from his 2nd deployment in Iraq last March, 2011 ... that he is serving in the U.S. Army.  He and and his family will be moving to Korea for 2-3 years of service there with the U.S. Army in April, 2012...will be there until he is finished in 2014.

I am so thankful that he will be with his family during this deployment...and not serving in war-torn Afghanistan for nine months.

My two freebies today can be used for a page in a Military scrapbook ... either for Veteran's Day or for the 4th of July... and also for Memorial Day in May.  So many uses for the two images.  Actually couldn't come up with a guy/gal in present day Military I went with the Liberty Bell and flag out of a heart.

Click here for the svg and mtc file.

Thank you for stopping by and please take a moment in your day to send a prayer up for all Military personnel ... both past and present...  Love u guys and gals, and thank you from the bottom of my heart for all you're doing for our freedom.  Now I'm off my band

As always, hugs to all.

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Chinese Take-out Boxes 11-9-11

Good is another design for DtsArtblog of a Chinese Take-out box that you can use for a gift box...putting in favorite candy and a gift card or a small gift item.  I used Stampin! Up stamp set... Pretty Princess (retired) as my theme for the box design...with the idea of sending it full of candy and a gift card for my granddaughter who will be turning 8 the end of this month.

The Princess Wand is my creation using Inkscape 0.48 and cut out with SCAL. 


which is available in svg and mtc format.

Check out the following team members for the Chinese take-out boxes....

SVG Team A





Interested in the Chinese Take-out box, go to DtsArtblog to purchase the cut file.

Thank you for stopping by and hugs to all. 

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Post-It Note Holder with Witch

As promised I am posting my design for DoodlesTales for this week's posting.  It is the little witch mixing something special in her cauldron and I used a Post-It-Note cover from DtsArtblog ...adding it on the cover .... stamped, than punched out with a circle punch and layered on a scalloped circle.

The stamp is available at to purchase and you can follow his blog at Doodletalesblog.

Thank you for stopping by and again, hugs to all.  Stop by in the morning for the DtsArtblog SVG Team A designs.

Pilgrim Man

It's November and that means Thanksgiving with turkey and all the trimmings to go with it.  Time to spend with family and watch either Macy's Parade and/or a football game or two.  Or just plain sitting down and makin a list for Black  Here is an adaption of the Pilgrim Man...

Later  today I will be sharing another post showing my design workup for Doodletalesblog...stop back and to see what I created with one of his stamps that is available at

And please stop back tomorrow for a look at what the design team for DtsArtblog created with this week's theme.

Thank you for stopping by, and hugs to all.

Saturday, November 05, 2011

Butterfly svg and mtc freebie

Good morning and a Happy Saturday to you all.  I worked up a quick file ... one reason ... I feel it's not right to offer Christmas freebies even though all the stores are displaying Christmas items now.  And some stores playing Christmas music...Family Dollar one of them!!

I know there is a lot of butterfly files out there and I am adding another one to the pile.

Here is the Butterfly svg and mtc

to work up for your personal use only.

Thank you for visiting my blog, and hugs to all.

Friday, November 04, 2011

Car #5..

Good morning and thank you for stopping by to visit my blog.  I have now completed the final posting of the Car theme....

I didn't add the little tab on the end of the car as I made this the last car in the procession, or it can be used as the first car in the line. 

Car #5 svg and mtc format.  For personal use only.

Come back tomorrow for another freebie...not sure if it will be Thanksgiving or Christmas.  Hugs to all.

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Car #4

I am back with the fourth installment of the blocked cars.  I had not mentioned in previous postings, these cars can be re-sized to your specifications ...what I have here is a general idea of what to put into a card or scrapbook page.  For wall decorations, the cars can be re-sized ....

Click Car #4 for the svg or mtc format.

Thank you for visiting today and hugs to all.  Please return tomorrow for the fifth and final installment of the Blocked cars.

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Another Three Pumpkin on Unicycle design

Here is another design of the Three Pumpkins on a Unicycle ... image was stamped in left corner, colored in using Stampin! Up Markers....

I definitely know what I am getting myself for a Christmas gift....a new that I like.  You may purchase the stamp at and check out his blog for Design team members submissions....Doodletales

Thank you for stopping by and hugs to all.

Car #3 Freebie

Here is the next freebie of a car for your cards, scrapbook pages or decorating with vinyl.  I have two more to go in this set and than I will work on Thanksgiving projects.  Plus get my design projects for the design teams I am on.

Car #3 is available in svg and mtc format.

Thank you for stopping by and come back on Thursday for the next car.  Hugs to all.

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Three Pumpkins on Unicycle Note Stationary

As a designer for Doodle Tales I got to thinking about my next design using the Three Pumpkins on a Unicycle and just finished up creating NoteCard Box Holders and thought that creating sheets of stationary to go with would be a great project.  So started up Inkscape 0.48 and used the Bezier tool and drew the lines in for the sheet and than saved it as a png file, printed it out, trimmed down to correct size and than, as you will see in the next two pics, I stamped each sheet, colored one  (will not use the colored pencils by Koh-I-NOR...just doesn't do a smooth job) and done one sheet without coloring in.  You can use any stamps or digis for the stationary...

Click to purchase the stamp.

Thank you for stopping by and hugs to all.

First post of November, 2012

Good morning peeps...this is the 1st of November...where has the year gone to.  I quickly worked up the next car installment for your projects.

Click Car #02 for the svg and mtc file.

Now today I will have to get to work on the project scheduled for Doodle Tales which you can check back later today.  And than work on the design for DtsArts for next week's posting.  Sometimes there is just not enough hours in a

Thank you for stopping by, and hugs to all.