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Moving to Colorado has been quite a change for me. I am having a hard time adjusting to living in the high dessert, but the beauty that surrounds me seems to calm me. I love driving to the mountains seeing the land change. Since I live 60+ miles from a town large enough to have my crafting supplies I am challenging myself to use what I have and see what I can make. I am really starting to work with digital images and mixing it with the layered paper I love. Hope you will enjoy my blog and leave a comment. Thank you!


Monday, July 28, 2014

Pocket page The Sky is the Limit

I really wanted to try a pocket page using PPbN files so this is what I cam up with. I is pretty simple but I think I like it that way. the file is The Sky is the Limit. I just shrunk the title way down but it still cut just fine.

Boys and Their Toys file from PPbN



This layout will be perfect for my grandson. I will be visiting him some this summer so I can get the perfect shots to go with this. I used paper from K & Company, chalk inks from Quick Quotes, Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive and the files from PPbN Designs. The file was Boys and their Toys but I just used the title and the toys. I did make a black layer because my toys were not showing up on my border. I did this by putting the pieces of the file together on the DE mat and then I did a .100 offset. Hope you enjoy my layout and your day. Thank you for visiting my blog. Below is the link for the PPbN Memberhip where Nikki is giving away a new ipad to one of the members.

Sign-up for a PPbN Membership within the month of July 2014 and be entered to win a new iPad Mini!
*Winner will be announced August 1, 2014 at 10am EST here: 


    
*offer good to all members, current and new, within the month of July 2014 only! 

When you sign up for a PPbN Designs Membership, not only will you be entered to win this amazing tablet but for only $7 a month you can also enjoy these amazing benefits every day...


*40% discount on everything in the store, including credit vouchers and commercial licenses EVERY DAY!


*TWO Daily freebies!! That's 60 SVG files FREE every month!
 *Exclusive SVG's for members only!

*Monthly prize giveaways such as gift cards, cutting machine supplies, cutting machines and so many more exciting prizes!!


Monday, July 21, 2014

You're A Hoot PPbN Designs file

Hello everyone! I decided to show you how I plan a layout and sometimes decide to change things. I always take a picture before I glue down my pieces to see if I like how I have things laid out.
 I decided I needed a moon behind the owl so I went into my Silhouette Design Studio and I just made a circle and pulled it off the page a little bit and cut.

 I put pop dots behind the owl and some of the flowers to give  added dimension to my page.
 I added some accents to my words and some of the flowers to make them pop a little.

You can find the file You're a Hoot here

Materials used:
You're a Hoot file
2 base papers
2 pinks
3 browns
2 yellow/orange
1 turquoise
3 greens
Scotch tape runner
Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive
pop dots 
White Signo pen

Sign-up for a PPbN Membership within the month of July 2014 and be entered to win a new iPad Mini!
*Winner will be announced August 1, 2014 at 10am EST here: 


    
*offer good to all members, current and new, within the month of July 2014 only! 

When you sign up for a PPbN Designs Membership, not only will you be entered to win this amazing tablet but for only $7 a month you can also enjoy these amazing benefits every day...


*40% discount on everything in the store, including credit vouchers and commercial licenses EVERY DAY!


*TWO Daily freebies!! That's 60 SVG files FREE every month!
 *Exclusive SVG's for members only!

*Monthly prize giveaways such as gift cards, cutting machine supplies, cutting machines and so many more exciting prizes!!


Monday, July 14, 2014

Zoo layout

Our zoo is on a mountain side and the view is so gorgeous but today I am only going to show you the giraffe enclosure. This is so different because we fed the giraffes lettuce and you could pet them, take your picture with them and even have them lick you. For this layout I used the Through Thick and thin file. I inked my edges with powder puff chalking ink.
 For the eyes I used a uni ball Signo white pen for the white areas, the blue accent is a colored pencil. For the lashes I used a black colored pencil to draw a black line around part of the eye and smudged it with a paper nib and odorless mineral spirits (both can be found at Michael's) and the the lashes are drawn on with a .05 black marker.( I use Prismcolor brand).

 This title was made using fonts from my computer and a mountain from the Silhouette store.

Sign-up for a PPbN Membership within the month of July 2014 and be entered to win a new iPad Mini!
*Winner will be announced August 1, 2014 at 10am EST here: 


    
*offer good to all members, current and new, within the month of July 2014 only! 

When you sign up for a PPbN Designs Membership, not only will you be entered to win this amazing tablet but for only $7 a month you can also enjoy these amazing benefits every day...


*40% discount on everything in the store, including credit vouchers and commercial licenses EVERY DAY!


*TWO Daily freebies!! That's 60 SVG files FREE every month!
 *Exclusive SVG's for members only!

*Monthly prize giveaways such as gift cards, cutting machine supplies, cutting machines and so many more exciting prizes!!


Monday, July 7, 2014

The Doc Is In form PPbN Designs

Good morning this is my Monday post for ppbndesigns.com. The file can be found here.   The white flower border can be found in the Silhouette Store. I had to size and weld the border but all the rest of the pieces are cut at the size they appeared on the mat. This layout worked great for my grand daughter's visit to the doctor.
I used my Silhouette
2 sheets pink gingham paper
1 pink striped
1 reverse of the first gingham paper
1 sheet white paper
2 different purple
2 different pink
1 tan 
1 turquoise
1 light brown
1 darker brown
Scotch glue
Scotch tape runner 
1 ready made tag with reg and pink twine.

Sign-up for a PPbN Membership within the month of July 2014 and be entered to win a new iPad Mini!
*Winner will be announced August 1, 2014 at 10am EST here: 


    
*offer good to all members, current and new, within the month of July 2014 only! 

When you sign up for a PPbN Designs Membership, not only will you be entered to win this amazing tablet but for only $7 a month you can also enjoy these amazing benefits every day...


*40% discount on everything in the store, including credit vouchers and commercial licenses EVERY DAY!


*TWO Daily freebies!! That's 60 SVG files FREE every month!
 *Exclusive SVG's for members only!

*Monthly prize giveaways such as gift cards, cutting machine supplies, cutting machines and so many more exciting prizes!!


Monday, June 30, 2014

You're My Favorite M&M for PPbN Designs

You're My Favorite layout for this weeks blog post. I love this file and have used it often on projects for my grandkids. You can use just one of the bears or all of them like I did here. The bears are cute all by themselves. I inked the edges of the bears with powder puff chalking ink from Quick Quotes. (Mocha Mama) The paper is Bazzil Cardstock and the border is from the Sil store. I cut my frames at 4 x 6 and added ribbon to the edge. I left  pieces open so I could slide pictures underneath my embellishments. The bears and M & M were sized so the M & M was 4 inches wide. (you could size them down even further since pieces are simple)


You're My Favorite M&M file is here.


Monday, June 23, 2014

Campin Crazy 4 page layout

Good Morning! Well, it is Monday again and this is my post for PPbN Designs blog. I made a 4 page layout using the Campin Crazy file. I added the moon from Love You to The Moon and Back. I made the pieces from the Campin Crazy file and quickly realized that I would need  more than two pages.

 I inked most of the pieces. Here are close ups of some of the pieces.

For the title I used the alpha that came with the file and another one off my computer. I laid out the letters the way I wanted them to look and then offset twice. Hope you enjoyed and hope you have a wonderful week.