Sunday, December 30, 2012

A Day to Remember Page 1 and 2 Layouts


A Day to Remember, Page 1


A Day to Remember, Page 2


Thank you for stopping by, and hugs to all.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

New item listed at Granny Ma's Creative Store

I have just listed a title that can be used for a scrapbook page or for a card.  Or can be used, in some way, for a graduation card coming up this spring....

Check out my store at

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Thursday, December 27, 2012

Page 1 of A Day to Remember finished


A Day to Remember layout, page 1

My Last project for Dutch Dare

This is my last project for Dutch Dare DT as a Guest Designer and I have really enjoyed myself this past month...

Here is my project for Thursday, Dec. 27th ... Celebration

Challenge: Celebration (New Year, new baby, birthday, new house, engagement...any reason to celebrate!
Sponsor: Crafty Sentiments

A new baby is cause for celebration as it will be for my granddaughter and husband as they're expecting their 2nd child, a girl anytime now.  And this care represents that ... if only the child looking into the crib had been a boy!!!  Than it would show my great-grandson, Carson looking down at his sister... :-)

I used my Silhouette Studio Designing edition to print and cut the image, and printed the sentiment using my Abode Photoshop Elements 7.  

Thank you stopping by, and hugs to all.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

BOAF Heart Sings


Here is a quick card with two birds on a branch 'singing' hearts to each other.  Cut file can be used for either Valentine's Card or for a wedding card.  I made it as a Valentine card to add to my stash for cards to be sent in February.

Cut file used is from

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Monday, December 24, 2012

Crop-on-Line ... A Day to Remember File #1


A start on File 1 of A Day to Remember which is scrapbook layouts from Crop-on-Line, part of  I have a camel to add to this page layout and will be finished.
You all can join us at Crop-on-Line…please go to Facebook and search Creative Kuts for their page, and the explanation will be there…it’s open to all who love to scrap and need incentive to create pages for their scrapbooks, or just simply create the 2-page layout and give to a friend or family.
Thank you for stopping by, and hugs to all.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

HoHoHo Santa with Sleigh


HoHoHo Santa with Sleigh -- finished.

Thank you for visiting, and happy holidays to all.

Bear Swaps at Crafty Swaps and Challenges

 To all the Pooh Bear lovers:

Entered Pooh Bear in the Craft Swaps and Challenges at Crafty Swaps and Challenges


Pooh Bear piecing to use in card decorating, or can be used as a Christmas or birthday gift tag.  Or create a back shadow of the Pooh Bear, and place a half-circle, and you will have a ornament to hang on a Christmas tree.  (I will be selling the set ... Pooh Bear cut file along with a back shadow ornament hanger, and a card base in my store soon.)

Thank you for stopping by, and hugs to all.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

BAP #47 --- Christmas Bag


BAP #47 Christmas Bag

Nice size bag to add candy or a small toy to and send/give to grandchildren or great-grandchildren.

Thank you for stopping by, and hugs to all.

Inspiration Challange #196


My project using the following picture as an inspiration...

The scarf wrapped around the post of the mailbox uses the same colors as the colors in the center of the inspirational picture. 

I printed the image on white card stock, tore around the edges and than daubed with distress ink.  I used Copic Markers for coloring and stamped the sentiment with Black Stazon Ink and punched out with a word punch from Stampin! Up.  

Thank you for stopping by, and Happy Holidays to all.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

HoHoHo Santa Layout


HoHoHo Santa Layout for

Now waiting on the next piece to go with this layout and I believe it will be finished..

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Anything Goes at Stamp-n-doodle


Digi stamp available at 

Thank you for stopping by and blessings to all.

Winters 2 Skater


A ice skater skating on the pond in the woods!!  I created a shaped card base with the oval and than printed out the silhouette trees and used a oval template, drew the oval around the center of image of trees.  Placed a piece of blue card stock and than cut out the Winters 2 Skater cut file from .  Layered a piece of designer paper from and stamped snowflakes on the paper.

Easy file to work, love, love, love it....

Thank you for stopping by, and hugs to all.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Crop-on-Line...HOHOHO Santa Layout


HoHoHo Santa Layout

Crop-on-Line from 

A layout I just completed using cut files from  This is to encourage us to complete a layout for the scrapbooks we are working on.  This will probably go into either my granddaughter, Kassidy's scrapbook, or for my great-grandson, Carson's scrapbook.  But...I plan to create the same pages for each grandchild.

Cardstock used from Stampin! UP, Close to My Heart, and pack of card stock I purchased at Joann Fabrics .  The Christmas tag obtained from through the Premium Club.

I really enjoyed completing this project...

Thank you for stopping by and hugs to all.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Four Card kits added to

Two are Christmas cards for family or friends that will be quick to cut out and decorate and mail.

Second set of cards can be used for birthday or sympathy or just a hello type of card.

Thank you for stopping by and hugs to all.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Another candle


A Candle with Santa ...

Entered in Challenge #33 at

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

A double project for Dutch Dare Card Challenges


I created two projects for Dutch Dare Card Challenges this week as I completely forgot to work up this project and have posted by yesterday.  So...following the instructional tutorial that I copied and pasted to my blog yesterday on how to create the candle using a stamped image stamped on tissue paper, and than cut around the image carefully.  Layer the image and wax-paper onto the candle, and carefully use your heat gun to attach the image to the candle.  In the meantime, I etched a double heart onto a mirrored glass plate and set the candle on it.  Also, the challenge for this week was to use a image with snowflakes on it, and you can barely see the snowflakes I attached to the candle (due to the sun shining in the window, was hard to take a good picture showing more of the snowflakes.)

I created the gift-card holder using a snowflake on the front.  The face stamp is from Peachy Keen Stamps and I just love those stamps.  Will be using them alot in my work. And attached two small snowflakes with a bead in the center of each.

Thank you for stopping by and hugs to all.

BAP #45 for this past Sunday Dec 10th


Front view of BAP #45...Gift Card Holder


Inside view of Gift Card Holder.

Cute and easy project to do.  Will be available at Creative Kuts2 soon.

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

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Noel Card


Few weeks ago Ann created these word mats, and I took it one step further and made a small card with it. I took the word and blacked it out, and created a card base. The word is added to the top of card along with holly and berries and a stamped sentiment. Oh yes, the snowflake paper is actually tissue paper that you use to wrap gifts in a bag with...I cut it to size I wanted and ran thru my sticker maker machine and than added to top of card washi tape (read somewhere that you can use tissue paper for tape purposes)....
 Thank you for stopping by and hugs to all.

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Santa French Fry Container Box

SVG Cutting Files
FREE today (Thursday and Friday ONLY) then it goes to the dollar bin... we just Love FRY Boxes around here...

A santa version for you all...will match TOmorrows 12 days of Givewaway Freebie!

If you haven't done so yet, head on over to and sign up for their newsletter which will qualify you to freebies each Friday.

Here's another version of the Santa Fry Container Box


These little boxes will make great containers to put candy pieces into and give to children or grandchildren.  Actually I can, with this one, as a name tag for each child's placing with treats for them at the Christmas table.

Thank you for stopping by and hugs to all.


Guest Designer at Dutch Dare - December

Christmas - Non-traditional colors.

I have been selected to be a guest designer at Dutch Dare and we are to create for this

Challenge: Non Traditional Christmas colors-  think Pinks and blues and silvers and gold and something other than red and green
Sponsor: Pattie's Creations
I used an image by Pattie's creations, a Polar Bear within a snowglobe, which I loaded into my SCAL3 software and created a easel card base.  Attached the image to the easel pieces and presto...I easel card to mail to a family member or friend for the holidays.  I cut out the base of the snowglobe and cut this out on designer paper.  Attached two snowflakes with a blue brad to enable the printed Polar Bear snowglobe to stand up for display.  Printed out Happy Holidays and used my Stampin! Up Paper Punch and added the sentiment to the bottom edge.  
In the inside of the card I can insert a circle with the sentiment of choice and than mail the card.  Thank you for visiting with me, and until next week, when I post another creation, hugs to all.

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Holiday Tags Set


PP-Holiday Tag Set

Card:  I first created a Gate-fold card base with a scalloped circle joined on the right edge.  Than I cut out the circle and Stocking and placed in the scalloped circle.  I placed gem stones in each scallop and placed a ribbon on the edge.

Tags....I joined two scalloped circles together to create a small card/tag for Christmas gift tags.  I than cut out each piece...i.e. reindeer, gingerbread, stocking, tree, snowman and candy cane and place in a cut out circle and adhered to the scalloped circle.  I didn't take pictures of the inside of the tages, but I stamped To and From in a white circle and stamped a snowflake below the sentiment.  The Holiday Tag Set can be purchased at

Thank you for stopping by and visiting with us.  And if you haven't signed up for the newsletter at, please stop by and sign up.  By signing up for the newsletter, you will receive the newsletter with the free file each Friday.  There is great free files there to use in you crafting needs.

Monday, December 03, 2012


I entered this into a challenge over at DRS Designs Rubber Stamps and didn't know I had won the challenge until I was checking the store for new releases....


The Pilgrim Fry Box is from PP-Pilgrim French Fry Container 

and the turkey is part of a file from which was part of BAP #40 ... Give Thanks Layout.


Challenge #51-Snow Fun

>> Thursday, November 29, 2012

Hi Everybody! Happy Thursday! 
We hope you're looking forward to our next DRS Challenge as much as we are! 

The lucky winner from our last challenge, the Turkey challenge is:
Carolyn Smith

Just wanted to share this with you all.  Thank you for stopping by, and hugs to all.

Sunday, December 02, 2012

Platypus Creek Digitals Challenge....

Challenge #21 Christmas Card - Floral

Cut file used from: (click on link and will take you directly to the cut file)

I created a Gate-fold card for this project, and combined one item from another source...the leaves which was attached to a rectangle.  Folded both ends in to form the gate-fold card.  Than cut out the Poinsettia Floral and placed on the leaves.  Card opens to the folded side with a stamped sentiment placed on the card.  I placed a strip of designer paper down the inside edge to cover the ribbon I had attached to the fron of the card.  The ribbon on front was placed over the same strip of paper to give it some dimension.  Inside center I placed a white card stock to stamp a sentiment or write a message.

Thank you for stopping by and hugs to all.

Creative Kuts BAP #44 Reindeer and Snowman

The Snowman card has been entered into this challenge:

Creative Kuts BAP #44 Reindeer Card
Creative Kuts BAP #44 Bonus Snowman Card

They're flip cards ... great for Christmas cards for little ones.
Reindeer needs a big envelope for mailing purposes, or can include in the gift for the little one.

You can check Creative Kuts out in Facebook by doing a search with the name CreativeKuts or check out their store(s) at

Thank you for stopping by, and hugs to all.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Sale and blog hop at Creative Kuts

Creative Kuts and Creative Kuts2 will be having the following sale this weekend...check them out...they have great files to create from.

READY FOR THE SALE OF THE YEAR! CK & CK2 kick off our Snowmen & Their Pals Blog hop with a sale you don't want to miss. ONLY Friday -Sunday 12/2

At with a minimum of $75 in your shopping cart you will receive $50 off your purchase. YES $75 WORTH OF FILES FOR ONLY $25. OPPORTUNITY TO GET 25 FILES COSTING ONLY $1 EACH.

At with a minimum of $50 in your shopping cart you will
receive $35 off your purchase. YES $50 WORTH OF FILES FOR ONLY $15.

At time of checkout, insert the code SNOWMAN to receive your discount.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Good Thursday morning

Please check my store at:   G-Ma Creative Store

for two new Christmas cards for children to decorate to send to grandparents, friends...endless mailing list.

The zip files only include svg, mtc, jpeg and png formats.

Please ... they're for personal use only.

Thank you for checking my store items out.  Appreciate your business, and hugs to all.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

This week's challenger is Fab Folds....


This week's challenge is Fab Folds so I used the following image :

Making a List digital stamp

from: with a Z-Fold card.

Quickly colored in the image, two brads in the top corners and some string attached to the bottom.  You won't be able to see it because of the way I took the picture, but I applied paper to the back side of the z-fold and than another paper to inside.  Applied brown cardstock to inside back of card and a white piece over that for the sentiment.

Please stop by for this week's challenge which begins today, and join in the fun.

Thank you for stopping by, and hugs to all.

PP-Chibi Snowflakes


PP-Chibi Snowflakes.

This cut file is a cute file...and I used the following Peachy Keen Face stamps on them...

PK-548 1 1/4" Snow Faces for the left Snowflake.

PK-643 Boy Mates 1 1/8" Stamp for the right Snowflake.

Both face stamps can be purchased at Peachy Keen Stamps

I cut out using my Silhouette Cameo...when ordering the Snowflake file the face comes with a Kawaii face which if broke apart, and created a plain circle to allow me to stamp the face on.  

These are simple and nothing fancy tags for gifts or can be used as a small thank you card.

The snowflake file is for MAILING LIST subscribers ONLY.  Please sign up for the weekly newsletter prior to midnight Friday to receive the newsletter and you will be able to select the FREE files each week.  Sign up for the newsletter at

Check out her store at to see the many cut files she has to offer.

Thank you for stopping by, and hugs to all.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Christmas Blog Hop


Please come join Creative Kuts gang  in this fun fabulous Hop. You will get to see so many awesome projects for the Holidays! Lots of Snowmen and their Pals!!! some of these projects are way out of the Box. I know thatsome are so far out of my comfort zone but I am having a blast and learning new techniques as I go. I hope you can come join us on either Saturday or Sunday, You will be so Happy that you did!!!

New files in the Store(s)

Please check out my two stores


for four new files just added this morning.

Thank you for shopping at my stores, and hugs to all.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Store additions

Good morning and Happy Thanksgiving....

I have just finished adding Nativity Silhouettes for $1.00 each to my personal store....go on over and check them out and place an order if you would like any.

Thank you for helping me out, and *hugs to all.

BAP #40 -- Page 2


Give Thanks -- Bap #40 -- Page 2

of the layout for creative kuts

Took me awhile to complete this project ...LOL

Thank you for stopping by, and hugs to all.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

21st November - Spotlight on Lauren Curtis - Anything Goes

Here is my spotlight on a drawing of Lauren Curtis in the Anything Goes challenge at


Using my Bic Markers, I colored the Turkey and Fall items, layered onto a black piece of card stock.  Took some baker twine and wrapped around the end 3 times, and than attached the layers to the base. A simple card and quick to work up.

The digi image is available from:

Also there is a 50% off sale of digi items for Black Friday at their store.

Thank you for visiting with me, and hugs to all; and a Happy Thanksgiving to all.

Chibi Penquins

This week has gone by fast and time for another posting of Ann's great cut files...


with this set I created gift tags using the Chibi Penquins, both boy and girl.  The girl I cut out a tree ornament to set her on.  Stamped snow flakes on the sides of each penguin.   On the card, which is a Z-Fold card, I used design paper with a winter theme on the front and the inside of the first fold.  

For the face, I used 

PK-493 Everyday Character Face Parts 3" to 4"

With the Chibi Penquin Boy I cut out a scalloped circle, and also used a pieced from the cut file

Snowman Tags and stamped snow flakes on the two sides.

Both files are available from

Here is another picture of the Chibi Penquin cut file:


shown on a Christmas present.

Thank you for stopping by and hugs to all.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Christmas Card

Come and join us at:

And this is my DT submission:


North Pole cut file available at:  Cut and Create Store

 I took the North Pole cut file and created a shape card, placing the shadowed blackout of the pole and snowbank to a square and created a 8.5" x 5.5" card base.  Using the pieces from the cut file I layered them onto the shadowed blackout.  I used Frosted Lace Stickles on the pole and snowbank.  Added a cloud from the SCAL3 Library to the inside of card, placing at top behind the pole.  I used a small piece of design paper with snowflakes for the side, and stamped snowflakes on inside of card.  When I get ready to mail card to a friend or family member, I will stamp a sentiment on the inside of card.  Happy Holidays to all..."

Thank you for stopping by, and Happy Thanksgiving to all.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Christmas Bows/Ribbon and Buttons Challenge

Check out the challenge at and come and join us.

Here is my ribbon across the top of card with the sentiment added that is a print and cut creation that I used my Silhouette Studio Designing Edition and Cameo.  The poinsettia is the Christmas Florals set from

I created the card base using Make the Cut software and the Boolean  Join option to create the cut out in the card base.  Than used Inkscape to create the fold line for the card base.  

I added the three buttons and inserted a brad in the center of the flower. Using my distressed tool I recently purchased, I rough up the edges along some of the petals..  but I am glad the picture is dark enough that you're not able to see the boo-boo ... was trying to ink the edges with some paint I had and did not like the results ... :-)  Otherwise I am happy with the over-all results of this project...what do you think?

Thank you for stopping by, and hugs to all.  

Happy Thanksgiving to all.... 

Saturday, November 17, 2012

DT call at

Go to the above for more information.  We are a great group and we have fun.  Thank you for visiting with me today, and hugs to all.



was used in this project for the Creations by AR Christmas Customer Blog Hop that is occurring  through November 17 to November 19 and comments will be accepted through midnight Eastern time on Monday, Nov. 19.  The blog hop winner will be announced on Tue., Nov. 20 on the CbyAR Facebook page as well as on my blog

There will be one blog hop prize ($5.00 gift certificate to CbyAR) randomly chosen from all comments, so please leave a comment on each of our blogs, plus leave a comment on 

and if you haven't done so, click 'like' on the CbyAR page.

Again, comments will be accepted through midnight Eastern time on Monday, Nov. 19.  The blog hop winner will be announced on Tue., Nov. 20 on the CbyAR Facebook page as well as on my blog.

Following is the blog hop order:

Debbie Speijers -

Here is my creation for the Christmas Blog Hop


available at:

Check her out...she has some great creations for sale.

Thank you for blog hopping with us this weekend, and good luck to all.  Hugs to all.

Entered in the following challenge:

Challenge 31...Anything Goes at  

Friday, November 16, 2012

Another French Fry Box


PP-French Fry Box

Another version of the French Fry Box that I created this afternoon.  I scalloped the top edge of the box and place a circle label in front of the scalloped edge with a scalloped edge on the back of the box. Print and cut the circle using Silhouette Studio Designing Edition and the Cameo.

I used the pumpkin and leaf vine from from on of their files, I believe 
the Harvest Girl Bear, place on a oval and adhered to the front of box.  Wrapped a bakers twine around the bottom edge.  I will try to use a band to wrap around the box as part of the decoration...just haven't quite figured it out yet.

Thank you for stopping by and hugs to all.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Re-posting of Sign Language card


Sign Language Card

was created back in June, 2012 for my granddaughters, Alexis and Kassidy.  It is a layered front with the hands signing I Love You.  I brought the hand over into the inside of the card, making a pop-up with the heart and word 'you'...inserting a picture of myself, once again for the granddaughters in Korea.

I received the cut file from

as a freebie in June, 2012 as part of test cut project.  I love this file and it was great to cut out with my machine.

Thank you for stopping by, and hugs to all.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Pilgrim French Fry Box


The Pilgrim French Fry box is available at

until November 18, 2012 for free.

It is a cute file, and very easy to cut out...not very many pieces.

Once there sign up for the newsletter and you will receive free cut files each week.  She is working on more files along this same theme. 

Also she has a Fan page on Facebook at

check it out and click 'like' as well.

Thank you for stopping by, and hugs to all.

14th November - Design Team Feature - Jill's Challenge - Photo Inspiration


Ho Ho Santa

available from

Actually this is a quick card....I used layers and than a picture of Ho Ho Santa for my design this week.  I chose yellow layer and a shade of blue for the card base to go with the photo inspiration this week .  I layered a ribbon on the tag ribbon after cutting a 'v' at the bottom of each.  Stamped the sentiment on lower right hand corner.  

Check out design team members great project at and thank you for stopping by.  Hugs to all.