Wednesday, October 31, 2012

October 31st-Add some Material


 Here is my card using fabric/material for the background...a stash from my quilting days.  Layered a Stampin Up designer paper over it and than the image which was colored with copic markers.  I sewed the fabric and rick-rack onto the card before placing the paper and image.

Image available at:

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

PP-Hay There -- October 31st


PP-Hay There

This was a super cute file to work with and create a Fall type card for friends or family member.  The cut file consists of the Hay stack and title.  The pumpkin from a file from Creative Kuts.  3-Piece button layered and tied with twine and glue dot to the corner.  I cut two strips of green card stock and added to the card ... hoping it looks like a fence post.  The black and white polka dot washi tape from Wal-mart.

Thank you for stopping by to visit with me today, Happy Halloween to you all and hugs to all.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

BAP #39 Belive Mini-Album


Believe Mini-Album

When I make another album like this one, I will be using SCAL2 for all pages...that way the chipboard back will match the card stock. Using two different software and machines....the chipboard and the card stock I glued over the chipboard did not match...thank god I had small scissors to do the trimming. But it's finished...even though I am NOT happy with the final results.!!!

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Pam's Spooktacular 40th Birthday Blog Hop

What is more fun than a birthday?
Spooktacular projects made by amazing friends!
We are hopping for 2 days sharing 40 Spooktacular
projects to celebrate Pam of MzLavr2's Creations turning 40!
If you have arrived from (enter person brfore you)'s blog
you are right on track! If you missed the beginning
you will want to head over to the Birthday Girl's blog!

Not only are we sharing fun Halloween projects, we
have a lot of fabulous goodies for our trick or treaters!

Our Sponsors are:
Jen over at Girl Boy Girl designs is giving a full digital kit to one luck winner!
Please go like and comment on her Facebook page
and let her know you stopped by from
Pam's Spooktacular 40th Birthday hop!
Pam is on her Creative Team

Scrapbook Stamp Society is handing out 3 digi stamps
to one lucky trick or treater! I know we are all so excited!
Best part is you win digi stamps so there is no shipping!

Little Scraps of Heaven Designs is
giving one lucky trick or treater their
Ghouls Night Out paper piecing pattern set


Little Scraps of Heaven Designs
 Erica's Room is giving one trick or treater a Cricut Cartridge!
Eric's Craftroom 
 There is an overall grand prize sponsored by
Lisa from Scrapping with Lisa Designs.
It is $20 in free Halloween files!

Lisa is asking that you become a follower of each blog along the
hop as well as her design team blog

In order to qualify for the goodies we have listed, please
Comment “Trick or Treat” and let each of us know
what you love the most about our projects on every
blog while trick or treating!

Here is my SpOOkTacUlaR project:


Haunted House Step-card
Using the Haunted House svg by Creative Pointe, I created a step card.  The two ghosts in n the front is by Cr8tive Cutz and the pumpkin border by Heather M.  Cardstock from Stampin Up and Wal-mart.

Thank you for checking out my project!
The next house on the street is

Jennifer -

Thanks for trick or treating our blogs!

  1. Jennifer F. -
  2. Lisa P -
  3. Pam Lash -
  4. Susanne A.-
  5. Ashley -
  6. Nancy -
  7. Miranda - http://www.nanasscrapspo

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Scenic Image.jpeg freebie


Scenic Image.jpeg

available at:

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She is offering blog candy if you do the following at her blog:
All I ask for a chance to win is:

1. Be a follower, feel free to follow and enter.
2. Post a photo of the candy with a link to this post.
3. Leave me a comment on this post and then you are entered!
I am hoping she is meaning the above instructions for her blog...not mine as I am not offering blog  Have no clue how to do that!!

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

A new Challenge at Creative Cutting Challenge

Challenge Rules

1. Each project must contain at least one SVG (SCUT, MTC or similar) file die cut and you must state what piece of the project is the SVG file. A file name or creator link would be helpful to those viewing your project. NOTE: A project using only a Cricut Cartridge file is not eligible.
2. Entries must be new works for each challenge. No back linking will be allowed unless stated in challenge post.
3. There must be a link to the challenge in your blog post. Please turn off word verific
ation if you wish to receive comments on your entry.
4. You may enter as many times as you wish.

One prize winner per challenge will be chosen randomly and announced on the blog. To claim your prize, please email: One "Creative Choice" winner will be chosen by blog owner and announced on the blog. That person will receive a "Creative Choice" button to display on their blog. Please email to claim your button.

Come and join us at for fun and prizes.

Thank you for stopping by and hugs to all.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

PP-Pilgrim Challenge


Good morning...this is my second DT project for  and the cutting file is one of a couple pilgrims...the female pilgrim.  I first laid out the white cardstock in the size I wanted, and typed in the sentiment in lower right hand corner of the card.  The second layer cardstock is a image or clip art on found on a Internet search, saved the image and than brought up into my Abode Photoshop Elemets software and printed it out in the size that could be cut down to fit the card base.  I cut out the Lady Pilgrim and placed on the card along with two sizes of pumpkins.  The eyes I added lashes and white in the eye area to give it some dimension.

Thank you for stopping by and check out svgcuttingfiles blot at

and the cutting file can be purchased at

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24th October - Show us your Ribbon and Twine

Country Girl

Paper ... Watercolour Pad from Daler-Rowney from England
Ink used from Stampin! Up
and Copic Marker for the face and foot
Red cardstock embossed with polka dots using Big Shotz
Hello sentiment stamped on scalloped circle with
twine added at end.

This reminds me of growing up on the farm as a child.  We had chickens to feed as well as cattle and pigs.  Worked hard, but had a great time.

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

Monday, October 22, 2012

A Stitch in Time Challenge


Occasionally I enter the CDAC Progressive Freebie Challenge where you receive a free image to work on, and once finished you go onto another image.  From what I understand it's a series that you work on and once finished they start another new series.  This is my second image I have worked on.

Colored the image using Bic Markers ... both regular and metallic markers.  The one button on bottom right hand corner I poke holes in the botton holes and used baker twine to simulate threaded button.  Layered the card on red card stock from I believe Close to My Heart that I had bordered punch at one time.    

I received the button brad in a goodie package, so used one that had a flower on it in red.  Laid a grosgrain ribbon and tied a faux bow in the ribbon.  

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

October 22 Challenge...Pilgrim Couple


Pilgrim Couple and Turkey

1 of pilgrims
1 of turkey
1 of pilgrims with scrapbook paper with Thanksgiving theme

Paper used:  Walmart stash of card stock

Image one:

Pilgrim couple placed on foam tape on a technique I learn on Stamping School that creates a faux background.  Cut out the leaves I created ...Granny Ma's Creations.  

Image two:

Cut out the Turkey silhouette from, using foam tape to raise it up on the card base.  A pumpkin was created by Granny Ma's Creations©2012 and added to the right of the turkey.  One left I cut out and placed in right upper corner.

Image three:

Created a background using scrapbook paper I found on a search of free paper...creating a card base.  With the pilgrim silhouette from I created a frame to fit the front of the card and than cut out a white silhouette of the pilgrim and layered on the framed piece.  Apron and hat/cap cut out in black.  Layered some of the leaves on frame plus brads in each corner.

I rounded the corners with my round edge corner punch and a couple cards I roughed up the edges with my new toy, by Imaginisce that you can destress the edges or emboss a name or sentiment in the card stock.

Thank you for some wonderful pieces to work with, Cindy.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Challenge #18 Halloween Orange & Purple

Challenge #18 - Halloween Orange & Purple

#PCDS-022 Legs from:

#PCDS-036 Bat Frame from:

Stampin! Up Markers Black 
Black Gel Pen used on the sentiment
Clear Gel pen used on buckle on boot
Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink on inside of frame
Ghost paper from Wal-mart stash
Trimmed a ghost from the same paper.
Black Grosgrain ribbon 

Please join us over at for the Challenge #18 Halloween Purple and Orange.

Here is a few challenges I entered this card into:

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Saturday, October 20, 2012


Please check out 


for the newest free file.

Zip file includes svg, mtc, jpeg, png and

for personal use only.

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Revised Something Recycled

I finished the Something Recycled project, adding ribbon to the front cover, and added a couple photos for my granddaughter....


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PP-Spooky Haunted House


This is my first DT project for and really had fun creating this Spooky Haunted House using the following file from 

The bat and cat embellishment pieces from

just click on tab for svgs for sale

The ghosts files from ... I don't remember where I obtained them...a free file from a blog I follow.

I created a center step card, cut the Spooky Haunted House file and centered it..over a circle I created in my SCAL software.  I placed design paper on the edges layered over card stock, and layered orange card stock on the step.  

I love this file....and will be using more and more.  I added the bat onto the moon, and a cat just over the end of the word Haunted with foam tape.  The ghosts I foam taped to the edges of the spooky house.

Great file which includes the Haunted House and the Spooky Haunted Title for $1.00 over at

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

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

A Lauren Curtis Challenge

over at

This is a image created by Lauren Curtis and can be obtained over at

Actually printed on a gray card stock and layered over dark olive cardstock which than was placed on gray card stock base.  I painted the image with Stampin Up ink and water  hopefully giving it a water color look.

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Monday, October 15, 2012


PP #11- PiratesLife

available at:

My great grandson, Carson turn 2 years old this month and his birthday theme was Pirates and Ann over at has this cut available to purchase that I was test cutting for her ... and it was a great piece to cut out and put together.  

I purchased the sentiments from

and attached to chipboard and than foam taped them to the map page.  I will be placing photos of Carson's birthday party in the map areas.  The pieces was cut out cardstock from my Wal-mart stash.  The glue and or adhesive I use not very satisfied with...once I have to pull up a piece I have to add more glue or adhesives and than it does not stick/stay down.  Always have to re-glue again.  Once glued should be permanent!! LOL

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

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Creative Kuts BAP #38 Bat Card©2012


Creative Kuts BAP #38 Bat Card

Two Versions of the card.

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Saturday, October 13, 2012

Another October Birthday Card


Another birthday card which I kept very simple.  The butterfly stickers I applied to the front of a card.  Punched a scalloped with holes border along the edge of the card, and added another punched layer to put under the front of the card.  Ran ribbon thru the edge holes and tied a mock-bow approximately center.  Stamped Hoppy for You by Stampin! Up on the bottom edge.

This card is for my sister in Chicago ... her birthday's the 25th.

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October's Birthday Cards

Alexis' Birthday Card©2012

My granddaughter, Alexis' birthday is the 21st of this month, and she will be, {drum roll, please} a pre-teen.  This makes me cry.  My son's oldest girl soon to be a teen-ager, and believe me she acts like a teen-ager now.  And becoming a very lovely young lady as well.

I created this card while on vacation in Indiana (brrrrrrrr, it's cold up there, but very much welcome!!)  Cardstock and designer paper from my step-daughter's stash, and the stamps is Stampin! Up but don't know the name.  The punch is a Martha Stewart punch I purchased at their local Wal-mart (interesting).  Ribbon from her stash as well.

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

Friday, October 12, 2012

A Wet Embossed Challenge

Oops...I missed posting this write up for this past Wednesday...been on vacation and completely slipped my mind.  Was going to write it up and scheduled b/4 I left...

Here is the photo...



 ITEM #: DS4013

 Can be purchased at:

My card for Oct 10th Web Embossing.  I embossed the broom end, the logs (sorry did not have any brown embossing powder) and Happy Halloween sentiment.  Also used Black gel pen on hats and boots, and purple on her belt.  Used Stampin Up markers and a couple Copic markers in coloring.  Layered a skull and bones ribbon under the two pieces, and also ran the card stock thru the Big Shotz using a spider web embossing folder.

Thank you for stopping by to read my late posting.  And hugs to all.

Monday, October 08, 2012

Creative Cutting Challenge #3...Halloween Card


Halloween Card - Haunted House

This is a standard card used that I placed the haunted house .  I cut out a fence svg found on the MTC software library; and the ghost and Boo title is one I created. 

The 2nd card is a step-card


Haunted House Step-card

Using the Haunted House svg by Creative Pointe, I created a step card.  The two ghosts in n the front is by Cr8tive Cutz and the pumpkin border by Heather M.  Cardstock from Stampin Up and Wal-mart.

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


Challenge #18 over at

Theme is Being Thankful

Used the digital image for a background design and printed over the birdcage the sentiment using my printer. I used card stock from my stash of papers and ribbon.  It's a simple quick card and turned out pretty good.

and join us in the challenge for this 2 weeks.  Also head over to Tracey's store at
and view what she has to offer for digital stamps and svg cut files

Thank you for stopping by and hugs to all.

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Using something Recycled Challenge

I have joined the design team for Stamp-N-Doodles and we're working on Something Recycled in our cards or projects this week..Here is mine:

A Teen and her music image can be found at 


I converted an old book I picked up at a thrift shop, took the cover off and replaced with a recycled box (beer) for the covers.  Left the inside intact, and added cardstock to the front of the pages so my granddaughter can photos.  I colored the images with Copic markers and used glaze gel pen for the sandals and Ipod/Mp3 player.  The buttons, paper and washi tape purchased at Wal-mart.

I am hoping to decorate a couple of the card stock pages b/4 this book finds it way to Korea for my almost teen-ager, Alexis' birthday party on the 20th.  I was great fun to create this book; and will be working up a altered book for her sister with the theme of Hello Kitty.

Please join us in the challenge over at 

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