Thursday, February 28, 2013

DIY with Re-inkers by Hero Arts

This will be something I will try to use but I will use Stampin! Up re-inkers .... it's what I have on hand  :-)

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Sale at The Stamping Chef


Check out her work at

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February 27th- Use Two different Punches or Dies Challenge

For this Challenge all we have to do is create a Card/Project, featuring  TWO different Punches or Dies. From what I have observed, mine is just a little different.  Instead of placing the image on a die cut, I placed a matted oval frame over the image, and than placed a punched out Butterfly in one corner.


The card base was already done so used the image to go with, but next time I create this card, I will use a colored card stock for the base.  When I use this for a birthday card, I will do some more tweaking on inside of card...add a poem on inside front , along with a sentiment on outside as well as inside with some dainty flowers stamped in a corner or two.  

The digital stamp is available at:

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Saturday, February 23, 2013

BAP #6 ... Bath Time


Page 1 of Bath Time Layout

Page 2 of Bath Time Layout for

The word "Time" was not intentionally placed

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Tracing in Silhouette Studio (Design Edition)

For users of Silhouette Studio Design Edition .... helpful in the tracing option...

Friday, February 22, 2013

Owl Cards for Crafty Swaps and Challenges

Good Friday morning.....what are your plans for today.  Mine is to get this set of cards in the mail and finish a BAP layout for Creative Kuts challenge.....

I entered a Owl Swap over at 

and this is 2 of the 4 Owl cards I created.  

The cutfile's created by okieladybug

and the sentiment is from I Hoot You ... part of acrylic stamp set from Jaded Blossom.  Card stock from different stashes.

Thank you for stopping by and hugs to all.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Golden Retriever by Lauren Curtis

This week we are show casing Art by Lauren Curtis - Anything Goes and I chose this image to work with....


Golden Retriever 

in Memory of Carter, female Retriever own by my daughter-in-law, Tricia.

She was actually reddish-blonde, and since I don't own a coloring marker of that color, I used the Stampin! Up marker, Creamy Caramel and Stampin! Up Blushing Blossom for the tongue.  Created the tag with my Silhouette Cameo Studio Designer software and cut out with the Cameo as all of my cut files are.  Cardstock is from a stash I have...actually the card was to be used for another image, but used for this one.  My sister suggested two shades of brown for the frame around the circle, and I added the two brads in corners.  

The digital stamp image is available here:

Thank you for visiting with me today, and hope your Wednesday will be great one.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Bunny Card-Crop-on-Line Cards


Bunny Card

Crop-on-Line Cards

Click on link will take you to Creative Kuts Store website where you will be able to purchase the file.  There is also a Chick Card file ... a chick in the egg.

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Monday, February 18, 2013

Challenge #26 Black & White and one other color

For this challenge I chose the image Shirt and Tie Card from  I left the shirt white, and before printing out on white card stock, I inserted my son-in-law's name on the tag on the pocket.  Colored the tag a light gray copic marker, and the tie I used a purple copic marker, and with the white gel-pen I hand drawn strips diagonally across the tie.  Added two black brads to the corner of the collars.  Matted it with black card stock and placed on white card stock.  Before adding the matted pieces, I used black and white polka dotted washi tape along the side edge of front of the card.  Stamped 'happy birthday' in right lower corner and will finish in about six weeks for son-in-law's birthday which I will attached to a jar of home made freezer peach jam.

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Easter Layout for Creative Cutting Challenges

Welcome to our Easter - Not a Card Challenge over at

 The title is Easter Headings from Creative Pointe.

The Bunny is from Scrapping Bug Designs set titled Cute as a Bunny.

I used egg files from a stash that I had saved on my hard drive, plus the grass file is from the MTC Gallery which I downloaded and joined three sections together and enlarged. 

Paper is from Stampin Up and paper I recently purchased at Joann Fabrics.

This will be for my great-grandson's scrapbook for a Easter page and will make another for his baby sister, Carson and Isabella.

Fun and quick project to do.

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Sunday, February 17, 2013

BAP #5 Heart Box


Hearts Box
will be available

This week's BAP #5 is a Heart Box which can be made any size you woud like.  I enlarged on a 12x12 piece of cardstock and sprayed adhesive onto the back of the design paper onto cardstock.  I cut out hearts in different shapes and attached to the inside of the hearts at the top of the box.  Tied it with a piece of cording and now it can have candy or special treat added inside.

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Saturday, February 16, 2013

Chick Card from Crop-on-Line Cards

Chick Card from Crop-on-Line Cards

This is one of two shaped cards from Crop-on-Line Cards with 
using my Silhouette Cameo and SCAL3 to cut this easy peasy file.  The sentiment was printed out on my Cameo as well, and than placed the tag over the sentiment and cut it out, giving me the above results.  I colored in with a purple gel pen.  And I used a button from my stash for the center of the flower.  Now I believe the 'wiggly' things could be placed under the feet to make them wobble, but I don't have any on hand so glued in place. I also colored in the beak with a clear gel pen to give it a glisten look.
Thank you for stopping by, and have a super, duper weekend wherever you are at.

Friday, February 15, 2013

New items in Cut and Create Store

These two cut files have been added to my store at:

And this one has been updated:


Thank you for stopping by to visit, and hope your weekend will be a great one of crafting.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Easter Card or Lay-out Challenge

I am entering one of two of my Easter Layouts at

Here is the information, if anyone is interested in joining the fun.

Hello fellow crafters and Creative Kuts fans.
Creative Kuts is hosting an Easter Card or Lay-out Challenge for a winner to be picked with the entries of an Easter card or a LO using any means of art work, files, stamps or embellishements.  A winner will be chosen from the top five and awarded an awesome collection of candies.  Only 2 entries per person.  Deadline is March 1st, 2013.
Enter at: 

Play Along with us!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Vicki's Challenge at Stamp-n-doodle

For this Challenge all we have to do is create a Card/Project, featuring  Bingo Chart that was given us, you can go across, down or diagonally.

Only way I can see a 'bingo chart' in this is the ribbon going down and the piece of matting going across the card section.  

Image is available here:

Thank you for stopping by, and Happy Valentine's Day to all.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Crop-on-Line Oval Tunnel Card


Front of the Card


Inside of card

Oval Tunnel Card


Crop-on-Line Cards

Thank you all for visiting with me today.  May you all have a blessed week.

Bear School Desk Mini-Album...Finished layout


Bear School Desk Mini Album

I will take another picture of the mini-album after I attach with a book ring.

Thank you for stopping by, and stay safe wherever you are at.

Thursday, February 07, 2013

Crop-on-Line Bear School Desk Mini-album

So far my Bear School Desk Mini-album for Crop-on-Line Layouts from

Stay tuned for the final album... once I receive File #3 and begin work on it.  Than figure out how to attach the album...with binding rings or a book ring.

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Crop-on-Line Heart Tunnel Card


Inside of Card

Front view of Card

Crop-on-Line Cards sponsored by  This is the second card of a three set card

Entered into the following challenges:

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Valentine Swap at Crafty Swaps and Challenges


Two of the four Valentine Cards for the Valentine Swap at

Crafty Swaps and Challenges on Facebook.

Entered into the following challenge:

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Monday, February 04, 2013

BAP #4 Lollipop Holder

BAP #4 Lollipop Holder

Birthday Card Challenge at Creative Cutting Challenges

Tea Cup Card

Here is a Tea Cup for a birthday, invitation or anniversary card which is a svg cut file available at

The Creative Pointe for purchase.
Card stock used:

Stampin Up

Using the Silhouette Cameo Studio Design Edition, I created a print and cut of the tea bag tag and the flowers I printed on yellow cardstock and using the same software, print and cut the cup shape.  Taking the flowers I print and cut from the MyMemories Suite software.  I 'attached' the string by a colored staple to the tag and glued the string to the card.

I love this card; and will be used for either my niece or daughter-in-law ... both have birthdays in March.  I will stamp a sentiment inside before mailing.

Have a blessed day, and thank you for stopping by.

Sunday, February 03, 2013

Pretty Party Time Challenge #25

Pretty Party Time - Keep it girly and pretty and create a female birthday card or party invitation.

This is girly...a flower pot of flowers for a family or friends birthday....


I created the flower pot from a cut file found here:

The flowers look like Mums once put together and I inserted a brad in the center to hold the pieces together.  The leaf file I found on the Gallery of cut files on Make the Cut software.  A very easy cut file for your electronic cutting machine, and makes a lovely card for a Birthday, Anniversary, or can be used as invitation.  

Thank you for visiting with me today, and hugs to all.


Tunnel Card

Front of card

Inside Card

Over at a new Crop-on-Line has been started creating cards.  First one is a Plaque Tunnel Card.  The embellishments are included in the kit and we can decorate anyway we would like.  I like butterflies so I hand punched 2 butterflies from a Martha Stewart hand punch of 3-layered butterfly.  I used only 2 of the 3 butterflies and layered on the front of the card in a mat that I saved from the cut file.  I included beads on the center of each butterfly, and a gem stone on the two corners.

Inside of the card...I printed the Happy Birthday sentiment on my Silhouette Studio Design Edition and print and cut the tag/mat and placed in the center of the card along the scored line.  Framed the opening with the paper that was used on the sides...and than folded along the score lines and adhered to the card.  You can see the tunnel effect...I had made this card in one of Creative Kuts weekly BAP's last summer.

Each Crop-on-Line Card has 3 files, and when we complete one file, we post to their Facebook Fan page, and than request the next file.  And also included will be a extra gift for participating.  

Thank you for stopping by, and hugs to all.

And now to Wal-mart to get some crafting supplies as I have a Bear School Desk Mini-album for Crop-on-Line to put together....