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.