Sunday, January 30, 2011

Valentine’s Challenge

Please join me over at the SVG Cuts Forum! I am hosting a Valentine’s Challenge. You have to use one or more elements from the Valentine’s Day Section on Free Valentine files from their blog can also be used.

You could win an SVG Cuts Gift Certificate!

Check it out and join in!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

SVG Cuts Mailboxes & Lollipop Favors

When I saw this mailbox set I had to have it! It is from SVG Cuts. I did a project for the Design Team Blog. I am all about themes and wanted to come up with a theme for my mailboxes and lollipop favors.

I thought about Bee Mine with a Bumble Bee and Snail Mail with a little Snail. Both the bee & snail are from the Happy Garden Hideaway Collection.

I of course worked in some Creative Charms to accent the project. Check out all the details on the SVG Cuts Blog!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Take Out Boxes To Go!

I am very honored to be a guest designer at Cricutholics - a new forum.

I made these take out boxes using the SVG Cuts Crush On You Boxes Collection.

For the Snowman Box I also cut a snowman from the Snowmen Village Collection. I inked some of the edges and added embellishments. I use Scotch 3D tape to add dimension. After assembled I applied to the take out box. Added a wire from my Chinese take out and finished it off with a bow. Papers are from Bo Bunny Midnight Frost Collection.

For the Heart Box I cut some solid AC Cardstock. I also cut the heart from the Be Mine Valentines Collection. Added some pearls from Creative Charms and inking. The heart opens up on the front and you can write a message on the inside. I finished off the top with a strip of paper with ribbon. I attached it to the side of the box with Creative Charms brads. The flower next to the box is made from paper - it is part of the SVG Cuts Crush On You Boxes Collection.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Sweet Treats - Cupcake Wraps

I decided to make some Cupcake Wrappers and Toppers for my Creative Charms Design Team Project. I had a blast making these wrappers - they were tons of fun!

The files are from SVG Cuts - Valentine Cupcake Wrappers. I used Creative Charms Products - check out my blog posting for all the details. Papers are from Bo Bunny.

Here is a look at the wrappers and toppers...

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Winter Bo Bunny Layout

I created this layout for a design team assignment for my local scrap store called the Crop Shop. My assignment was to use Bo Bunny's Midnight Frost Line. Love, Love, Love Bo Bunny and this line rocks!

Bo Bunny’s Blog has sketch contests so I visited the site and decided to play along.

Took my photo into Photoshop and converted to black & white then applied a duotone effect of black and light blue.

More snow is on its way so I am sure there will be more winter scrapping in my future :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Summer Time Pages

Every summer we head to Kennywood & Idlewild Park. I have been going since I was little girl and now we take our boys there. It becomes a challenge to come up with something new every year.

Here is my Kennywood Page:

I love how Cheryl from the SVG Cuts Design Team adds the faux stitching on her cards and projects and I added it around the background cut. The background scallop shape is from SVG Cuts ~ Crusing Caravan Collection. The torn notebook paper edge is from the Robins Return Collection.

Here is my Idlewild Page:

The border cut is a freebie from 3/8/10 - I cut just the file called: alices_12x12_frame_bottom.svg. I think the paper is from Bo Bunny. It is so bright and worked perfect with the ball photos. Added some Creative Charms Gradient Gems to accent the background cut.

Will have to start thinking of what I'll do for next year's pages :)

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Creative Charms Blog Candy

Who wants Blog Candy? This week at Creative Charms they are giving away not only January's Deal of the Month but also last December’s! All you have to do is become a follower on their blog and leave a comment on their blog post. Check it out before 1/16!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Print & Cut

I am so excited about SCAL 2.038's new print and cut feature. I have been playing around with it. I made these Valentine Tags. I used SVGs Candy Cherub Bears and heart from another collection. I added the white stitch marks to the file. The feature works perfect when you have to make mass quantities.

I also used a digi image for the girl. I tried to cut it along the edge but could not get it to cut perfect. I added a white outline and added some inking around the edge.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Valentine ~ True Love Bear Layout

So excited to debut my first SVG Cuts Design Team Project. I created a 12x12 Valentine Layout. It features the following SVG Cuts Collections:

Be Mine Valentines
Candy Cherub Bears Candy Heart Goodie Bags

Here is a closeup...

Layout features embellishments from Creative Charms.

Check out the SVG Cuts Blog for all the details.
Check back to the blog in the next few days
Cheryl & Tamara have some fabulous projects coming up!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Winter Wonderland Scrapbook

I had a wedding last night with my photo booth business (Ham It Up Photo Booth) and it was an absolute blast. The theme was Winter Wonderland ~ Cobalt Blue/Silver/White.

I made a 20 page scrapbook for the bride and groom. The photo strips from the booth go in the scrapbook and the guests add a note to the bride & groom.

Here are some close up shots of the Winter Wonderland theme. All cuts are from SVG Cuts.

Skates & 2 Trees from Winter Bliss:

Silver trees are from
Rockin Around the Christmas Tree
(I cut holographic paper)

Three Trees from Christmas Scrapbook Pages:

The wedding was a blast & the bride was very happy with the booth & the scrapbook.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Creatitve Charms Kit & Deal of the Month

January Kit of the Month - $14.99 (Regular $19.43)

My Heart’s Desire – 60 Pieces

· Red Fancy Polka Dot Brads and Ribbon – 5 Pieces

· Red Polka Dot Hearts – 4 Pieces

· Red Vintage Brads – 9 Pieces

· Pink Vintage Pearl Brads – 9 Pieces

· Pink Vintage Jewels – 12 Pieces

· Red & Clear Vintage Jewels – 12 Pieces

· Red Vintage Poppies – 8 Pieces

· 18” Red Vintage Velvet Ric Rac

January Deal of the Month – $6.99 (Regular $16.43)

Be Mine – 340 Pieces

· Assorted Felt Hearts – 4 Pieces

· Red Gem Garden – 12 Pieces

· Pink Gem Stickers – 76 Pieces

· Red Gem Stickers – 76 Pieces

· Pink Pearl Stickers – 76 Pieces

· Antique White Pearl Stickers – 76 Pieces

· Pink Beaded Heart – 2 Pieces

· Epoxy Sweet Tooth Stickers – 18 Pieces

Check out the CC Blog for some great projects featuring these products!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

SVG Cuts Design Team

I have some exciting news to share! I have been selected to join the SVG Cuts Design Team. I am a regular on their forum and love their SVG Files. I import their files into SCAL (Sure Cuts Alot) and cut on the Cricut.

I am joining Thienly & Cheryl on the team. Tamara has also been appointed to the team. Check out their wonderful blogs!

For my first few projects I am going to do some collages & scrapbook pages since those are what I do best :) I am sure I will venture into some other projects.

I am very, very excited to get started and looking forward to sharing my creations!

Check out the SVG Cuts Store Here.
Check out the SVG Cuts Blog Here.
Check out the Forum Here.
& Check out their online Store Here -
they have lots of others goodies besides the wonderful files.