Thursday, September 27, 2012


Not sure if hunting is big in your area but it sure is here. My new great nephew Jacob has a room decked out in a camo pattern. I went to my local scrapbook store to get some paper to match and they said it is so popular it sells out. Wow! I did find some at Michaels.

Here is a look at the shadowbox I made for Jacob:

My niece and her husband had a photographer come to the hospital to take the photos. They were amazing and I had so many to pick from so I decided to feature 3 photos rather than my usual one photo. I picked up some cute charms at the scrapbook store. Love the new brown frames they now have at Joanns - will match the room perfect.

Some Halloween News!

I am so excited to announce I will be a guest designer for Tamara's (Happy Life Crafty Wife) Fa-Boo-Lous Halloween Week full of fun! 
So mark you calender for Tamara's Fun Week ~ I am sure it will be full of inspiration, fun & giveaways!

I used the latest kit from SVG Cuts for my guest designer project ~ 
but used it in a creative way.
This is the last Halloween Kit of 2012 and it is a great one ~ 

Have a happy weekend!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

No Tricks Just Treats

Happy First day of Autumn! As soon as Leo and Mary released the lasted collection (Spooky Cuties SVG Collection) I got to work on a Trick or Treat Layout.

Here is the ghost and bat.

I added a shadow to the spider and some twine for a web.

And of course the pumpkins were so very fun.
I used a fine point pen to draw the mouths. Eyes along with all the other elements were cut on my Sizzix Elcips.

The Trick or Treat Title is a freebie from 10/31/09.

The banners and bottom scallop are from last weeks Kit - Toil and Trouble SVG Kit.
Hope your first day of Fall is a great one. Thanks for stopping by today!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Fall Banner Swap

This time next week Summer will be over and Autumn begins. I just love the SVG Cuts ATC Swaps, it’s so fun to get one in your mailbox. I was trying to figure what else we could swap and thought why not a banner?

I asked some fellow swappers if they would be interested in testing this out. I cut the banner shapes and letters and sent them out to Elizabeth, Deb and Brigit. They each created 4 of their letter, kept one for themselves and sent the other three to the other swappers Once all the mailing was done here is our end result:

Elizabeth created the F. Love the velvet accents and the leaf is a great cut.

I created the A banner. I used the tree from the Fall Harvest SVG Kit. and the bushel basket is from Harvest Hill Farm SVG Collection. 

Deb from Deb’s Crafty Side created the first L. 
Her burlap accents and other cuts are so pretty.

Brigit (fellow SVG Cuts DT Member) from Brigit Scraps created the second L.
Her leaf frame and accent is so pretty - photo does not do it justice - has a little sparkle to it and looks like water colors.

So this swap was a success and I think I may offer up a “NOEL” swap on the SVG Cuts forum. If there are several groups I may send out an SVG of a banner shape and the letters along with a color palette to follow. What do you think? Sound fun?

Now that fall is approaching so is Halloween. Have you seen the latest challenge on the SVG Cuts FB Page? Halloween theme with 1st place prize of a Sizzix eclips! Go check it out! 

That ever so generous Mary & Leo are also giving away a Big Shot 9/17!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Back to School ATCs

Hey everyone ~ Hope your weekend is going great. We are wrapping up an ATC (Artist Trading Card) Swap over on the SVG Cuts Forum. Theme for this time around was back to school. Here are the ones I sent out.

I used the owl freebie from SVG Cuts - 2/4/12. Pick em up if you don't already have them. I cut them on my Sizzix and used some Basic Grey paper ~ Oxford line.

Not only are the ATCs fun to make but they are so fun to get in the mail. 
Here is a look at some of the cool ATCs I received. I was in Group 1. 
These are from Erin T, Veronica H and Debra V.

These ATCS are from Laura M, Trina S, Elizabeth S & Linda H. 
These swaps are really catching on over on the forum
The next swap was just posted today - Halloween theme. 

Who doesn't love some fun Fall projects? Have you seen SVG Cuts latest ~ Acorn Autumn SVG Kit? There are bunches of acorns "falling” on the SVG Cuts FB Page. You have to go check them out.

Happy Crafting friends!

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Labor Day Weekend & SBox

Hey everyone - if you are celebrating Labor Day hope your weekend is going great. I have another shadowbox to share with you. Have to say the SVG Cuts Wild Child SVG Collection might be my new favorite Collection!

Here is a close up:

 and the entire collage:

I have a few things I need to tell you about :)

Many of you know I LOVE my Sizzix Eclips. SVG Cuts is celebrating 15,000 FB Fans and giving away an Eclips. Sign up today - winner to be announced tomorrow!


SVG Cuts is also having a Labor Day Sale - time to stock up! Enjoy the rest of your weekend.