Saturday, December 31, 2011

End of Year Free file

Here is my free file for December 31,'s a Christmas theme and I will leave this up as a free file...


As a reminder...the Train Engine file will be expiring soon...and be listed in my store along with Cut and Create Store on Monday, January 2, 2012.  So don't lose out...get the free file now.

This has been a interesting day, and now we're home from Tennessee shall attempt to chill-x for the rest of the evening.  Thank you for stopping by, and {{hugs}} to all.

Later today

Today is the last day of 2011.....goals to look forward to in 2012...
  • Survive 2012!!!
  • Visit with my son and family b/4 they leave for Korea in April .... hopefully the 'mess' in North Korea will not keep the family from following Andy
  • Visit with family in Northern my great-grandson for the first time.
  • Enjoy the 3.6% cost of living raise in Social Security...
  • Pay my car off December 21, 2012...wonder what other event 'happens' on that day!!!!
I will share a free file with you later today, so stop on by again to check it out.  Thank you for stopping by and hugs to all.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

My Christmas gift for Alexis

About a month to six weeks ago I asked my 11 yr old granddaughter, Alexis what she would like for a Christmas gift and she requested that I make her a big heart and a box of Hershey Kisses.  Now I realize this is or was Christmas, and the following looks more for a Valentine's gift but my granddaughter is beginning to know what lack of money we all have and made a simple request (and she is lightly to medium autistic).

The box is a Chinese take-out box svg cut file that I used as a team member for DtsArt this past four months.  The hearts is a set of hearts that I used my Make the Cut software, created the design and exported to my SCAL2 (sorry MTC refuses to cut on my Cricut Expression) and I put the hearts together, stamped hearts in pink ink or versa-marked the image on the box.

We received a basket of candy for Christmas from the brother in Florida and I used the red shredded tissue paper from that gift set to line the inside of the box and will fill it with Hershey Kisses and a gift-card for her to use at Wal-mart.

Thank you for stopping by to visit me, and I will have a free file to share either Friday or Saturday.  Hugs to all.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Wednesday...hump day....

Here is a caboose, which can be used as a center train piece, that can be attached to the engine of a train being built for a little boy's room or scrapbook. 

Train Caboose©2011

This file will be here for a week...will expire January 4, 2012 and placed in my store for a small fee.  

Thank you for visiting with me, and I will post another Chinese take-out box creations for a Christmas gift for my son's oldest daughter...

Monday, December 26, 2011

Day after Christmas

and all thru the house...nothing was stirring...not even a all quiet....tummys full, and gifts opened and  put away....

Relaxing b/4 going back to work, whevever that may lunch room or classroom...

And here is the file for sale in my store...a Train engine to use in your cards or scrapbooks or for a vinyl art on the walls...

Train Engine

Item has been moved to Granny Ma's Store.

Occasionally, I am going to list some of my free files in my store for a small fee after they have been here for a week, but generally I will be offering free files.  Plus I am going to go thru my list of files that r listed on Cut and Create and offer files at a discount and the free files listed there will be changed to reflect a small fee.  Please stop by Cut and Create and click on Granny Ma's Creations link in left side bar and check out my listing of files. 

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

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas, 2011

Merry Christmas to all...and hope u all have a Happy New Year.  I finished part of my granddaughter's Christmas gift which I will fill with Hershey Kisses and a gift card  from Wal-mart.

 Side one

 Front side with window

 Side two

Side three with sentiment

I think it's too friggin' cute.  And Kassidy's sister, Alexis requested I make a big heart and a box of kisses, so I plan to make up another Chinese take out box with hearts all over...I know, I know ... it's more of a Valentine's decor, but I am going with the I plan to have a pic of myself printed and added to the center of a big heart card...

Check back tomorrow sometime....for the next freebie...(I decided that there wasn't enough of train pieces to go for five days, so it will be individual freebies....I apologize.)

Thank you for stopping by and once I have Alexis' box finish I will post it...another day or two.  Hugs and Happy Holidays to all.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas Eve freebie

I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all and your families.

I worked up this file in svg, mtc, mscut2 and scut3 early... I am so organized!!  lol....

Enjoy Christmas Day with your family and loved ones...I will be miles from my son and family and definitely next year will be many, many miles from him as they will be moving to Korea in 2012 with the U.S. Army...finishing up his military career in Korea.  So...hopefully I will travel to Kansas to visit with the family before they leave.

Thank you for stopping by, and hugs to all.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

My freebie on Tuesday instead of Wednesday

I am  I completed the freebie for Wednesday the 21st of December..but posted to my blog on Tuesday a.m. (Is Wednesday the first day of Winter or is it the 22nd)  Whichever...the days start gradually getting longer and than spring will be here....

I worked up a svg, mtc, scut2 and scut3 file of Santa at North Pole....

Thank you for stopping by, and come back on Christmas Eve for another free file.  Hugs to all.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Another attempt at my store

 Hi There.....

I am not creating a separate blog for my store...I have set up a page on Granny Ma's Creation blog here. I will be listing my items for sale each day until I get caught up (have to relist everything due to the issues I'd been having.)

This store will list my creations for sale and the zip file will include svg, mtc, scut2 and for those using other electronic cutting machines scut3.  I will, from time to time, include a pdf or jpeg file for your use.

The download files will be e-mailed to u w/in 24 hrs of payment, using your PayPal to pay.  Just click on the Add to Cart and it will direct you to PayPal...fill in/approve information.

Most of my files can be used to create items you can sell, but please don't resell or share the original file anywhere.  Those that are for personal use only will have such stated in the item description.

Thank you for visiting my store, and for your orders.  Please send your friends and enemies my way as I would love to have them visit me .... they can also pick up a freebie from my blog about twice a fact one will be coming out a day early...Tuesday December 20, 2011 in the early a.m. 

Hugs to all.


Saturday, December 17, 2011

One of my Christmas Cards

Hello everybody...I've been working on my Christmas cards and here is one.  I used a Singing Snowman design from Rhoda Design Studio for the front of the card...I printed the snowman first, and than align up the image and cut around it using my Cricut Expression.  Googled the music sheet for Jingle Bells, printed it and cut it approx 4.25x5.50 inches (give or take on the dimensions) Pop-dot the snowman image onto the music sheet, and included ribbon on the left side and tore a corner of the music sheet and inserted a brad in the corner of the card is the pic of my work....

I am going to make a couple more of the same theme, and than work on another Christmas card plus a design project for DoodleTales.  Have two hexagon boxes with heart for the lid to make up for my two granddaughters as well.

Thank you for stopping by, and hugs to all.

Saturday Morning's Free File

Good  morning and hope u all having a great weekend.  I am sharing a stationary file in jpeg and png format today....just upload into your photo editing software (i.e.: Abode Photoshop Elements or PantShop Photo Pro X3 but I have been using Inkscape 0.48 to print out my images such as background images for my Christmas card.  Other times I use Paint.NET, but only if I want to print more than one page...(card stock becomes finicky in my printer!)

I created the stationary in Inkscape 0.48 using the Bezier tool to draw the lines with the grid showing so I can have the lines the same length.  I insert a image in the corner for one design and than decided to mirror the image and insert in the right hand corner of the stationary.  I did have a box drawn around the whole image but that would print out when printing the final image so removed the box once the lines were drawn.

Likely u will have to re-size to your specifications .... I will be purchasing colored typing paper at Wal-mart and create a box of stationary for birthday gifts for the oldest granddaughters...already have the stationary box done up.

Thank you for stopping by and hope you all like a little change in my freebies for today.  Hugs to all.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Happy Friday

It is Friday, December 16, and the last Nutcracker Soldier of this series.  It has been fun working up these files for you and hope u all enjoyed them.

Nutcracker Soldier.05

This Soldier is of a different design.  It is available in svg, mtc, scut2 and scut3 formats.

Check back Saturday morning for a new type of file I am sharing with you.  Just wanted to change things a little and than next week I will share some more Christmas files with you.

Thank you for stopping by, and hugs to all. 

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Thursday, Day 4 of Nutcracker Soldiers

Good is Thursday morning, and the week is nearly finished.  Here is the Nutcracker Soldier.04 of the series that I am sharing with you.

File is available in svg, mtc, scut2 and scut3 formats.

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

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Day 3 of the Natcracker Solder

Here he is....Nutcracker Soldier.03 for Day 3 of the Nutcracker series.....isn't he adorable....

The Nutcracker Soldier.03

Click on the link and download the svg, mtc, scut2, or scut3 file.

Thank you for stopping by and checking me out.  Always hugs to all.

Three Gift Card Holders

Here is the last design for this term...three different styles of gift card holders to use for any occasion.

The 2nd pic actually shows the gift card holder which I glued to inside of the card.  I added a tab to a rectangle piece of card stock and put inside the holder for stability.  The front of the card has a star that I cut out for my Christmas cards for this year plus stamped a tag and glued to the right of the star.

The next card holder is similar to the first set....inside of the card is the holder ... this is the scalloped edge tab design.  I glued to the card stock and can slip the gift card into the holder.  On left side of card I attached a stamped sentiment with plenty of space to write a personal msg.

The third and final one was very simple to make up.  I stamped Merry Christmas onto a piece of card stock and inserted inside with the gift card. Stamped image with a sentiment and pop-dot it to the front.

 Click on the following team members for their individual designs....

SVG Team A





The cut file for the gift card holders available at DtsArtblog

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

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

A Snowy Scene

Hello everybody...I have been in the creative mood cards created for mailing, and along with cards, I am also working on gift card holders for family members and I am showing one where I used a stamp that can be used as a border on a lot of cards...from DoodleTales.  A snowman and Christmas trees MCH018 which can be purchased at ...check it out.

Using black card stock from my stash, I stamped the image on the bottom of the card piece using white ink...messy ink!!  The white snow flakes is a Bic Wite-out...a little trick I learn from Scrapbook Showgrams by Sandi Genovese.  I used clear rinestones on the trees in the decorations and one in the 'o' of word Snow.  Inside of the card is:

I versamarked snow flakes on the inside of the card and created a pocket for a gift card (not done correctly, but I tried!!)  On the opposite side is a white rectangle with the sentiment stamped on it, with room for a short message.

Check out DoodleTales for team members creative work; and check out his etsy store at for his stamps he has offered for sale.

Thank you for stopping and come back again tomorrow for my Nutcracker Soldier series free files.  Hugs to all.

Day 2 of the Nutcracker Soldier Series

Good morning...another Nutcracker soldier to share with you.

Nutcracker Soldier.02

Formats for this file: svg, mtc, scut2 and scut3.  No jpeg image included...if interested please request with your e-mail address so I can send.

Thank you for visiting with me and hugs to all..back to working on my Christmas cards.

Monday, December 12, 2011

My two oldest granddaughters:  Crystal Michelle on left, and Constance Lavon on right and Connie's son, Carson Joseph, age 1.

Good Monday Morning

Monday morning and I am posting my weekly series of.....Nutcracker Soldiers...beginning with No. 1 (as I am calling/numbering them all!).

Nutcracker Soldier.01

Even though the file format is not listed in right hand corner, I have included Scut3 for those who have the new Sure Cuts A Lot Version 3 ....

I apologize but I have decided that with this weeks' free files, there will not be a  jpeg included (unless requested and than I will send you a individual image.)  Thank you for visiting my blog, and, as always, hugs to all.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

It's Saturday Freebie time

It's Saturday and time for another quick freebie to share with you.  I worked up a gift pkg with a pkg by itself, and another one where it's union ed together and also created separately the ribbon/bow that can be cut out.  Also there is a small circle for the center of the ribbon, or can use a rind stone/bead for the center for embellishing.  Actually this file can be used on a card for Christmas, birthday, or graduation...many uses for the design.  Can even be used as a tag for a gift....

It is also available in svg, mtc and jpeg format and for personal use only.

Starting Monday I will be posting a 5-day series of the Nutcracker Soldier, but at this point, I am not planning to include the jpeg will be in svg, mtc and tentatively planning scut2 format. 

Thank you for visiting with me today, and as always, hugs to all.  Stop by on Monday for the start of the Nutcracker Soldiers and Wednesday for the posting of my final design for DtsArtsblog. On Monday, I will be posting my design for DoodleTales.

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

My Wednesday File

Good morning...hoping your day starting out good.  I've been busy with Christmas cards and finishing up the last project for this term as a team member for DtsArtsblog. 

Here is my freebie for today...includes a svg, mtc and a jpeg file for your personal use only. 

If you're interested and missed my free files of the  Nativity Silhouettes files I am offering free at Cut and Create Store .... select Granny Ma's Creations in left side-bar.  While there please check out my other files that I have for sale.

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

Saturday, December 03, 2011

Christmas Santa Freebie

Good morning .... I finished the Nativity Silhouettes and now will be offering Christmas designs to share with you; and I will be posting on Saturdays and Wednesdays, as time permits.  I am working on Christmas cards, and basically will be starting over as the stash I had finish was purchased by a friend.  That is good...I needed the extra cash and I have ideas going thru my head for cards.

Here is what I am sharing with you today.


Click on the link and download a svg, mtc, jpeg and a pdf file.

And now to cutting out a Christmas tree image for my cards.  Thank you for stopping by, and hugs to all.

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Last Nativity Silhouette

It is December, 2011...soon the year will be finished...and than go into 2012...wonder what changes we will see!   I wondered how to do this to finish out the week...there are two silhouette images of the Shepherds...thought about making them individual postings but did not want to create a confusion so put them together as one posting.

And now onto the story of the Shepherds....Luke 2:8-20...I'm not going to type all the verses here...just this one:  Luke 2:15-17

15. So it was, when the angels had gone away from them into heaven, that the shepherds said to one another, "Let us now go to Bethlehem and  see this thing that has come to pass, which the Lord has made known to us."
16. And they came with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the Babe lying in a manager.
17. Now when they had seen Him, they made widely known the saying which was told them concerning this Child.

This file includes svg, mtc and jpeg.

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