Sunday, February 28, 2010

Top note tag set

I had a great time making this today, I thought I got the tutorial from this blog but looking back at her work I can’t find it. Sooooo I am not sure where it came from. I hate to leave you hanging so if anyone knows where the original is please leave me a post and I will add it here. Anyway you should check out the link above this gal is so talented. I always find great ideas there.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Butterflies for a friend.

A friend of mine asked me to keep my eyes open for open butterflies. I found these and a few others that can be cut with the SCAL and Cricut. These are just proto types and won’t be used. I just wanted to see how they looked cut out. The flower on the blue card is from the Stampin Up design studio. I used it in the SCAL program and had the Cricut cut it out. This is my first try at converting a design studio image to SCAL and it worked great. I love it when things work the first time round.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Organic Grace by Stampin Up

A little color today, I like the easel cards they look so nice sitting on the table.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Last of the black and white hearts ...... for now

Ok even I have had enough of the black and white hearts. I will try to think of something different for you. I still have black and white hearts left but I think I am going to put them away for a while after this one.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Water Garden

In need of a little color today. I am also ready for my pond to look like this. I always pick this stamp about this time of the year. Hopeful thinking I think. Hope your week is going well.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Design Studio Images

Back to black and white but not a wedding card today. I will work on a black and white wedding card for tomorrow. I still have plenty of the hearts left. Again these images were printed out with the Stampin Up design studio. I will have to try printing something other than black in the near future.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Careful on Downloading SVG files

Oh I have learned a valuable lesson. Be careful of the SVG files you download. There are 2 reasons I found for this.
1. Some just might have a virus attached to them, I have not had this happen but was warned of them form a forum on Craft edge.
2. Some of the cut files, ok a lot of the cut files are junk! If they don’t show a picture of the cut item I am going to pass them up. I spent hours in the craft room yesterday cutting things out that I downloaded just to find out they don’t work. Good thing I had a bunch of cheap paper and I used it to test cut things. I came down hours later with not one thing to show for the time. Grrrrrrrr
I am going to spend some time cleaning out my files (I have over 6000) and I will be much more careful of the files I do download.

Smore Birthday

Oh I know you were expecting another black and white card. I will make one for tomorrow because I wouldn’t want to disappoint anyone. Lol This is the under the stars set from Stampin Up. It is one of my favorite sets and I tend to use it a lot. I made the clouds by sponging a little ink around the oval scallop I punched for the birthday sentiment. I used liquid appliqué for the middle of the marshmallow and heated it until it looked a little burned.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Just incase you are sick of Black and White I added RED

Ok well it is still black and white but I added a little red. The birds were printed from the Stampin up Design Studio I can change the color of them but I just really like the black and white right now.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

More Black and White Wedding Hearts

Another black and white heart wedding card. I used the cricut and the wedding cartridge to cut the shoes and the hat. These hearts are from the stampin up design studio. I haven’t used it much but when I do I like it. I printed the hearts out on white card stock and cut them out to layer on this card.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Black and White Wedding Hearts

I really like these heart cards. This if my first try at the easel card. It is so nice and I will be making many more of these. I have a bunch of these hearts left from the last set of black and white cards I made so I am sure you will be seeing many more of them too.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

No time to stamp is ok sometimes

I have not had time to stamp or craft at all this week. I do believe I am having withdrawals. Lol I did pick up a new wish kiddo from Make-A-Wish. She is 14 and wants to go on a shopping spree. I love shopping so this is my kind of wish. If anyone has ideas of things you think would make a wish even more special I would love to hear them. We put balloons and sparkling cider in the limo and think we will be making a cd of her favorite music to play in the car. But we always do those things so if you have any ideas please leave a post. I really love being a wish granter for Make-A-Wish and I know just how important these wishes can be. My son’s wish for a computer when he was 12 years old was so great. It helped him pass the time when he was in the hospital and when he was at home for his year of chemo treatments. He is now 18 years old and cancer free… and still using that same laptop computer. God is so good to us, sometimes in the rush of life I forget to say thank you for all my blessings.
Hope everyone has a great weekend and I will try to have something to share soon.

Monday, February 15, 2010

2nd Glass Block

I made this for my sister-in-law because she loves wolfs. This looks so much better in person than it does on camera. You can find the SVG file HERE I used the off brand of vinyl from Hobby Lobby and it worked just great.

Sunday, February 14, 2010


I got a gypsy and I am not sure how I feel about it. I haven’t really had a chance to play with it all that much but what I have done doesn’t impress me much. It has all the cartridges listed already in it but to use them you must own the cartridge. I am ok with that except to use the ones I own I have to enter through all of them one at a time. Now there must be an easier way to get from A to Z without going through them all. I have not seen much about it online and the book that came with it basically was no help. I think I will love it on our road trips but for working anywhere near home I will stick to my SCAL and Design studio. There is a key word search but that doesn’t work as well as I think it should. If anyone has an opinion of the gypsy I would love to hear from you.

I hope everyone has a great valentines day.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Almost time

Oh I can’t wait for tomorrow. Now I really don’t like Valentines Day at all most of the time. Except for this year, I have the perfect gift for my wonderful husband and he has no idea about it. That is always a hard thing to pull over on him. He found this ring at Christmas time but talked himself out of it and by now has forgotten all about it. Whooo Hoooooo they still had it and I can’t wait to give it to him.
The box idea is from this blog, I couldn’t get my web page to convert to English so I just looked at the pictures. I love the way it came out and I will fill it with mini snicker bars so the ring box will be hidden in the bottom. Oh I love it when a plan comes together


A must visit if you have a baby

This is a must if you have a baby. I wish I would of had one when my boy's were little. These are made by my niece and make a wonderful gift for baby showers.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Why I needed the camper

Ok this is why I needed the camper. This is a scrapbook I am making for a road trip with our camper we will be taking this summer. The whole family will be going and that is quite an accomplishment. 4 out of 5 of us work for the same company and it is tough for everyone to get the same time off. Also the kids are all grown up and that makes it tough to get everyone together at one time too. I made the Book last year for a Bind it All challenge. I will change the back cover to a Texas plate (that's where we are going). So looking at it with the New Mexico plate face up will be the trip out there, turn it over to the Texas plate and that will be the trip back.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Happy Camper

I needed a camper for a scrapbook I am working on so I gave it a try. This isn’t a great svg file but it works very well for what I needed.I made it so I could write a little story under the first layer.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Wedding Always make me cry Cards too

This is the card that inspired my Weddings make me cry challenge box. I cut the hearts with my cricut and SCAL. The tie is just a little V cut out of the heart and trimmed at the top to look like a tie. I then ran the white hearts and tie part of black hearts through my cuttlebug in the Swiss dots. The base of the card is white card stock the top of the card is white card stock I ran through the cuttlebug in swirl folder and punched the corners with the stampin up ticket punch.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Just Moosen' around

Ok as you know I asked for help on this SVG file. This is what came back to me....   It is soooooooooooo good thank you Laura! I just couldn't get it quite right, I was so happy to see Laura gave it a try. You can find the file HERE.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

End of a roll

I was on a roll with my posting and just didn't get around to taking the pictures today. I will have a post for you tomorrow.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Weddings always make me cry.

I took the challenge “what kind of box is this” and this is what I came up with. I used the little tissue package but I had to take them out of the package so it didn't show. The hearts are a stampin up punch. Let me know if you take the challenge, I wouldn’t want to miss it.

Beautiful Bride and Groom

Now this one is a winner! I found this blog and have really enjoyed the work she does. I hope you like my take on her project.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

U are the apple of my eye

I don’t really know why I used that saying. I am not really sure where it came from and my son thinks it stinks. Well I have a ton of apples to use and that is the only saying I could come up with. HELP!!!!!!!!!!! Any ideas for a bunch of wormy apples. LOL

Monday, February 1, 2010

How bout them Cowboys!!!

Ok now this is getting serious …. My baby is 18 years old today…. Now just how did this happen so fast. I miss having little kids and would adopt many more if it wasn’t for one thing………..HIGH SCHOOL!!!! I have hated high school all 4 times (once for myself and 3 for my son’s). So I will wait for grandkids and let the parents worry about school.
Just a short little project today, the file for SVG found here.