Sunday, December 28, 2014

2015 Layout from Creative Kuts

2015 New Year Layout
Creative Kuts - designer
Creative Kuts Page on Facebook

  1. Paper from PixelScrapper Digitel Scrapbook
  2. 2015 title, rockets and starbursts from cut file by Creative Kuts
  3. Frames I created in Make the Cut software, saved/exported as png file and than retweaked the files in
  4. Champagne glasses  from SilhouetteAmerica Online (good luck in getting to the cut file store - the download tab is either corrupted or disabled - thankfully I have the link in my history so was able to get into the store.) *already have a membership subscription so don't feel I should have to purchase a new one under the membership purchasing tab!
  5. Snowflakes a jpeg,png and svg file from
With the background paper, I took white and used the gradient tool in Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 and created the white areas on the page.  Also using I created the squares for the backshadow for placement of photos.

I took the cut file pieces of 2015, rockets and starbursts, putting them together and exported as png files which I downloaded into and retweaked the individual files so they're workable in Adobe Photoshop Elements 12.  Long method of doing the creations, but it works for me.  Videos are confusing when it comes to using some of the option/commands in Adobe Photoshop Elements 12.

Once again, when I get home I will re-do this in a standard page for scrapbook pages; or just insert photos and print out.

Thank you for stopping by, and happy crafting.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Little Elf Standing By

Santa Baby Elves  - that comes at Christmas time and checks on the kiddos - to see if they good and reports back to Santa.  :-) .  Created a layout with Santa's Baby (Elf) in one corner, and a snowman in the opposite corner.  

Snowman, Christmas lights, and snowflake from Miss Kate Cuttables, template from PixalScrapper Digital Scrapbooking.  Created in Adobe Photoshop Elements 12.  

Thank you for stopping by to visit with me, and I would like to wish all a Happy and fruitful New Year.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Winter Scrapbook Digital Layouts

Penguin Believe  Ornament Layout

Recipe for digital scrapbook page:
  • Frames from Make the Cut Library (included in their software)
  • Sparkly Flourish, snowflakes, background paper, snowflake border and lace snowflakes from Paper Garden Projects  Midwinter Digital Kit which is being released mid-December at The Digi Chick
  • Penquin with Believe sentiment ornament found at Creative Kuts
  • 2nd Penquin from Christmas Penquins-2014 by Scrappy Dew.
  • The original template for the snowy hill from Rolling Hills Hill template by Digital Scrapbooking at Pixel Scrappers.
I used Adobe Photosphop Elements 12 and for editing.

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

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Warm Winter Wishes Layout

Warm Winter Wishes Layout

Using different elements from various scrapbook digital companies, I created this layout for my last 2014 layout.  Check out my My Own Card Creations blog for more inspiration, and occasionally I will post a video from for inspiration as well.

Thank you for stopping by to visit with me, and would like to wish all a Merry Christmas, and that the New Year will be full of happy crafting.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Holiday Greetings Layout

Christmas Trees and Holiday Greetings brushes from Adobe Photoshop Elements 

Now, I would like to wish all a Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays and happy crafting.  Hope 'n pray the New Year will bring wonderful memories for you all.  Me -- I will be a great grandma again in July, 2015; and a granddaughter getting married in September, 2015.

Thank you for stopping to visit with me, and have a great weekend.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Ho Ho Ho Digital Scrapbook page Layout

Ho Ho Ho Digital Scrapbook page
Page 1

Using Adobe Photoshop Elements and the scrapbook kit from Creative Kuts I created a digital layout of Santa coming down the chimney!.  The Trees in the background from Miss Kate Cuttables (for the svg files) and for the Silhouette Studio file from SilhouetteAmerica Online.  Frames I used a cut file from the Make the Cut Library, and retweaked it for my purpose layout, adding insert for the photos.  The snowflakes are brushes from Adobe Photoshop Elements software that I scattered onto the paper background.

Once I get home, and settled back into a routine, I will create the standard, traditional scrap page for my grandchildren's scrapbook.

Thank you for stopping by and visiting with me today.  Have a great crafting weekend.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Family Fun - Picnic and Hike at McKelligon Canyon Park


Enjoyed a day at McKelligon Canyon Park on December 7, 2014 with a picnic and hike.  On this photo layout, I used Adobe Photoshop Elements 13 with copy and paste title from MyMemories Suite 6.

Sunday, December 07, 2014

Russell Cave - using MyMemories Suite Scrapbooking software

Good morning, here in El Paso, Texas where I have been visiting for a couples months, and have 30 days to lift-off for Huntsville, Alabama  final destination - Scottsboro, Alabama.  I've used the time to create digital scrapbook layouts and this time I used the new version of MyMemories Suite Ver. 6 for this layout.  (Only drawback I found is that I could not export the template from MyMemories Suite to Photo Shop Elements 13! :-(.


I have not personally visited this Park, but we do drive by the sign indicating where to turn for Park.  I have a feeling, that for 2 old ladies, it would require too much walking!.  

I will have to admit that placing photos into the photo templates far easier to do than in Photoshop Elements - lot less steps and clicks to add the photo.  I am hoping to use this software for other scenic photos I have in my stash because of the ease of use.

Thank you for stopping by to visit with me today, and now to get ready for the day as we're going off to McClellan Park for a winter picnic and walk the two dogs.  Happy crafting to all.

Saturday, December 06, 2014

Elf Winter Layout

From Santa Baby image file

  • Girl Elf from Santa Baby Set
  • Tag from personal embellishments stash
  • Frame from Make the Cut software library
  • Christmas tree and holly brush from Adobe Photoshop Elements 12
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 for coloring image and editing.

Thank you stopping by to visit with me today, and hope you have a day full of happy crafting.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Tom Turkey Recipe Card

Abode Photoshop Elements 12

Using  Tom Turkey I created a recipe card for a recipe book that I will be creating for two granddaughters as wedding gifts.  The main recipe card design and wordart from Kimeric Kreations "Cool Eat's" scrapbook kit using Abode Photoshop Elements for editing.

Thank you for visiting with me today, and have a happy day of crafting.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving greetings

Happy Thanksgiving greetings to all.

And I'll be back after the 1st of the New Year with my DT creations.  Right now I am spending time with family in El Paso, Texas - both Thanksgiving and Christmas.  First time, in I don't know how long, that I have the opportunity to spend holidays with my son and family.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Tom Turkey (Thanksgiving) Layout

Abode Photoshop Elements 12

A quick layout using Tom Turkey for main featured piece.  The grunge frame and ribbon are brushes from the brush section in Adobe Photoshop Elements; and the pie, rolling pin and pumpkins from Cool Eats Scrapbook Kit.

Thank you for visiting with me today, and have happy crafting day.

Cups and Saucer Plate painted with Sharpies - SBC Simply Homemade Linky Party

This is different project for me to create, but to keep my creative juices flowing while in El Paso, Texas, I was directed to this Pinterest site by my daughter-in-law and thought it would be a cool project to work on, especially with Christmas coming up here real soon. 

(Click on the Pinterest link above and will direct you to the Pinterest website) or at Darling Doodles Designs

Making a trip to the local Dollar Tree store I purchased three white cups and a deep saucer plate and created with colored sharpies the following:

I'm not sure if I will add some type of sentiment to the sides of the saucer plate or just leave as is but for right now I'm leaving as is.  Once I colored in my design, we baked the item in oven at 450 degrees for 30 minutes.  (Actually two of the cups and plate was in 350 degree oven but any more projects will be in 450 degree because the color will fade with washings).  

The photo of the third cup does not show the design very much - it's a heart centered on the front with "Scrap Mama' as a sentiment.  The middle cup is my idea of abstract art which will be a Christmas gift for a friend.  The first cup is for a cup for my sister who loves to pull weeds for relaxation!

Only real expensive item in this project is the Sharpie markers, the plate and cups a $1.00 each at the Dollar Tree (if you're lucky enough to have one in your town.  Where I live, there is not a Dollar Tree store, but will check Dollar General and Family Dollar for the cups/plates for future projects.)

 Thanks for stopping by today, and have a happy crafting type of day.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Homemade Happiness Layout

includes the papers and embellishments
Layout template found on Facebook
Created using Adobe Photoshop Elements and Silhouette Studio DE
Images can be placed on the two front mats, or one can be used for journal

Thank you for stopping by to visit with me today, and have a great week of crafting. I will be posting photos of projects that I done while here in El Paso, Texas here soon.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Easel Card with Drawer Challenge #34

Time for another challenge at Scrapbook Blessings Club and this 2-week challenge is Easel Card with Box Drawer.  This actually was to be for the present challenge but my card was the WRONG format, as you can see at Scrapbook Blessings Club. 

The video I used to create this project is here which I found very easy to create.  The image I used was a freebie from

that I had in my files to use for challenges like this.  The paper for the box from my personal stash, the inside paper in the box is printed from SilhouetteAmerica online store along with the wordart used on the inside of the easel card.  I believe I used my Bic Mark It markers for coloring; and the pumpkin was print and cut using my Silhouette Cameo print and cut option.

Check out the DT's projects at Scrapbook Blessings Club or follow us on  Thank you for visiting with me and happy crafting to all.

Frisky Kitty Autumn Layout

frames are brushes from Adobe Photoshop Elements 12
Scrapbook clusters and embellishments from various artists.

Thank you for stopping by to visit with me, and happy crafting.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Kitty with Pumpkins Layout

frames, pumpkin border, black cat, spider and background papers from various scrapbook artists.

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

Saturday, November 08, 2014

Going Nutty

Hi Carolyn here posting from El Paso, Texas and while I was creating another digital layout, I thought to myself - why not create a digital layout for my Saturday posting so here is what I came up with....

 Going a Little Nutty
Squirrel with Sunflower

This can be resized and made into a card and add a photo inside the frame as well as being a scrapbook layout for a child's scrapbook.  

Thank you for stopping by to visit with me and have a happy crafting weekend.

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Carving Pumpkins 2014

Created a layout of granddaughters cutting their pumpkins for October 2014 Halloween using files from Paper Garden Project ....

Scrapbook kits used:
Layout template:

I created layout with Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 and photos of granddaughters during my stay in El Paso, Texas.  

Thank you for stopping by to visit with me and happy crafting wherever you may be.

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

One Fall Day Digital Layout

One Fall Day Layout
Title from here
Frame is Abode Photoshop Elements 12 brush element
Elements from personal stash

A layout that I hope to use in a page for my family's scrapbook in the future.

Monday, November 03, 2014

Creative Cutting Challenge - Thanksgiving Card(s)

I created two Thanksgiving cards, one from a year or two ago that I would call 'throwback'; and I created a newer card using same file, but a pop-out card base (this card base does go by different names, but on SilhouetteAmerica online store they call it 2a-pop-out card!)

The first card in the photo I created a basic card and adhered the Pilgrim couple from Thanksgiving Set One by The Creative Pointe with leaves cut out from unknown cut file.
Than, to update the project, I found the a-2 pop-out card base on SilhouetteAmerica online store and cut it out with the Silhouette Cameo, after printing out my Thanksgiving papers on water-color paper stock.  The turkeys was cut out several times so I  can create a chipboard sticker and placed just right next to Thanks.

Thank you for visiting with me today, and hope all have a day of happy crafting.

Saturday, November 01, 2014

Christmas Cards -No Pattern Paper

November 1st challenge at Christmas  Cards All Year 'Round and here is my set of cards without  pattern paper in the design.

I was doodling in Adobe Photoshop Elements ver. 12 a few weeks back, and remembered I had some Christmas brushes so created the above cards on white card stock.  Since this is a project with no patterned paper I printed and cut directly to the card stock.  There is Liquid beads in several areas of the tree representing ornaments; along with clear beads in a few of the snowflakes.  (Little difficult to see).

I will have another Christmas card to share with you the 15th of November, so stop on back and have a look.  Thank you for stopping by to visit with me and may you all have a super crafty day.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Challenge #103 - Colors of Halloween

Using Pattie's image Spooky Scarecrow I created a card using Halloween colors of orange, black and purple even though the shabby coat looks more blue than purple ... LOL.  I used Copic markers for coloring the pumpkins, fence, coat and grass.  The black bird colored with Bic Mark It Up markers.  The Halloween scalloped circle tag was print and cut out from the SilhouetteAmerica online store and foam tape applied to underside.  Then matted and placed on Kraft card stock base.

Thank you for coming by to visit with me; and since today's Halloween, happy spook day to all. 

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Heidi with Apple

Good morning from Carolyn --- I am here with my project for this Saturday morning, using Heidi eating her caramel covered apple.

Heidi with Apple

I used the banner title 'Give Thanks' from Angela Creaion's scrap kit: Thanksgiving Fun Scrap Kit; and paper background from Give Thanks Scrap Kit.  Right now I'm not able to locate where I downloaded the Fall tree and fence with rake and pumpkins.

Using Abode Photoshop Elements 12 I created a scenic front to the card, placing Heidi eating her Apple in front on foam tape.  This was layered onto brown Kraft cardstock than onto brown.

Thank you for stopping to visit with me today, and hope you have a happy crafting weekend.

Friday, October 24, 2014

A Friday Favorite - Scrapbooking

Hi, Carolyn here with what I am calling Digital/Easy Pocket Scrapbooking Part 1; but this is a version of pocket scrap booking, done digitally...

This past June, as a final day of enjoying El Paso, Texas we went to the El Paso Zoo for a few hours and enjoyed the fun time, but not the heat.  I was sooo hot, it was unbearable but here is three layouts using clear plastic pockets from Pixel Scrapper Digital Scrapbooking and MyMemoriesSuite, or if you like the traditional way of scrapbooking, the plastic sleeves are available (I purchased mine thru

The giraffe in third layout is a clipart located in a Internet search and Fun Day at the Zoo and Zoo Fun titles from  as svg cut files.  (you group together and than print and cut in your Silhouette Cameo to create a sticker and apply it on the layout.

Thank you for visiting with me today, and happy crafting.  You will find more inspirational ideas at Scrapbook Blessings Club.

I would like to enter into these challenges:

Monday, October 20, 2014

School House Mini-album

Our challenge theme is Anything Goes and I decided to use the free file from The Creative Pointe that can be found her

School House

For the Anything Goes challenge for October 20th, I used the School House free cutfile found here and created a School-House mini-album.  I cut the school house out on poster board for front and back cover and a couple inside pages to strengthen the album.

On the front cover I placed photos of granddaughter's first day of school for 2014-15 in ruler frames, and placed where the windows would be in the file.  Apple with First of Day school sentiment and a notebook, and yellow ruller as border for embellishments

Next two photos show what the pages will hopefully look like when I complete them...

I will be adding photos hopefully on each page as the 2nd one shows here.  Located a volleyball  and net clipart with a google search, print and cut with the Silhouette Cameo; and the journal card downloaded from Katie Pertiet where she is offering 50 Journal cards free. 
Here is the back cover:

The mini-album will be bound with a ring on the corner of the school house.  Paper from a personal stash of paper pads I have.
Thank you for stopping by to visit with me; and head on over to Creative Cutting Challenges for more inspiration by the Design Team; and join us in the Anything Goes Challenge

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Monster Bash Blog Hop A MINI-ALBUM

Welcome to the Monster Mash Blog Hop Day #2

I was working in the lab, late one night

When my eyes beheld an eerie sight

For my monster from his slab, began to rise

And suddenly to my surprise
He did the mash, he did the monster mash

It was a graveyard smash!

Connie Can Crop and her ghoulishly wonderful friends are so glad you could join us for this Monster Mash! We have so many frightful projects you'll be screaming for more! 

This is day #2 of the blog hop and we appreciate your leaving a comment for all of these talented creatures who are here sharing their ideas and creations. We are thrilled to death that you came back!
The zombies were having fun, the party had just begun

The guests included Wolf Man, Dracula and his son!
A Woooo!

We have three terrifying yet amazing sponsors and giveaways for this hop!

Creative Kuts is giving one lucky winner a $10 gift certificate for their online store.

Be sure to check out their spooky SVG files!

You can
visit her Shop
follow them on Facebook here.


is giving away this Frightfully Fun Stamp set from CTMH 


Connie Wallenbrock is giving away this Mini-Medley Accents Pack from CTMH
Perfect for your Halloween creations!

What do you need to do to win? Easy... become a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects.

Then you can mash, then you can monster mash

The monster mash, and do a graveyard smash

Then you can mash, you'll catch on in a flash

Then you can mash, then you can monster mash
You will have until 12:00 am Monday to finish the hop and leave your comments.

Winners will be announced on Wednesday at Connie Can Crop.

Be sure to follow everyone and leave your spirited comments along the way!

Let's get this Monster Party started!

The finished project

Up next is the lovely and talented  Miranda

Thanks so much for joining us for such a fun day! Happy Haunting

Monster Mash Blog Hop


Here is the direct link to the Monster Mash Blog Hop, even though scrolling down is not that difficult!