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!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Treat Bag Toppers from the Silhouette Store

These were so easy to do with print and cut. I just put the three topper layers together and printed them as one cut. I removed the cut lines from the two top layers and just cut the base shape I also added the Thank you as part of the print and cut, I removed the cut line on the letters. I chose to cut the flowers separate.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Bride and Groom from PPbN Designs

This is a new file and I just had to try and make something from it. Bride and groom file is here.
I used a card base and added a background paper and the ribbon. The Mr & Miss is from the Sil. Store and I made an offset for it.

Eggstra Special from PPbN Designs

I have been making my Easter layout so I am ready when I get my pictures developed. This one will be for one of my grand daughters. Egg-Stra Special be PPbN Designs
For the bows along the side of the photo mats I cut a piece of ribbon around a inch longer than the mat and tape the ends to the back side of the mat then I cut another piece about 4 inches long and tie it to the front where I want the ribbon placed. I had to twist this ribbon since it was one sided.

 Then just pull tight.

 The back side of the chick. the extra glue is fine since I had to glue the whole piece to the white base.

 Add the egg shell and the ears and he is finished.

 I glued down the eggs first because I wanted the writing to be the top layer. I glued Egg-Stra on next so Special was on top.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

PPbN Designs Beach layout.

We are planning a vacation this summer to the beach so I am trying to get a head start on some of the layouts. This layout is comprised of several files from PPbNdesigns.com. Title is Oceans of Fun file http://www.silhouetteonlinestore.com/?page=view-shape&id=43511, the swimmers and sea creatures are from Under the Sea file http://www.ppbndesigns.com/under-the-sea/ and the Palm tree and Sun are from Just Beachy file http://www.silhouetteonlinestore.com/?page=view-shape&id=41381. The waves are a border file from the Silhouette store.

Monday, April 14, 2014

PPbN Peeker bear card.

 I grouped all the pieces and made the black head layer 4.7 x 5.5 approximate.  You can choose any size and adjust rest of the pattern to fit. I did not use the bottom layer because the feet were on it and I added the feet to inside of card. /http://www.ppbndesigns.com/bear-peeker/
I put together the layers just didn't place feet on bear head. I added some foam squares to the paws.
I cut a brown card 10 x 4 3/4 inches. I scored at the 2 1/2 in and the 5 in along the long side.
Fold to look like this.
Add adhesive to the bottom 2 1/2 in area, don't go all the way to the outside.
 Place head on that lower half with the bottom edges matched up.
 Open card add a lighter color to write on. mine is 3 x 4 1/2. Bend card and decide where you want the feet and attach to card.
I added a banner with Happy Birthday on it. The banner is from the Artist cartridge page 35 cut at 1 1/4in.
Inked with Mocha Mama Quick Quotes Powder puff chalking ink.
 Add foam squares to bottom half of banner.
 Place half way on paws.

Finished card.

Materials: Black cardstock
                 brown cardstock
                 white cardstock
                 dark brown cardstock
                 tan cardstock
                 pink cardstock
                 Cricut and Artiste cartridge
                 Close to My Heart Cricut Artiste Collection Birthday (banner)
                 foam squares
                 adhesive (glue or scotch runner)

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Cover of small legal pad with PPbN bearpeeker.

PIf you haven't noticed I love PPbN Designs and make a lot of her layouts. Well a applied to be on her design team and she said YES! I will be still working with other files but you will see more of the PPbN files. I made a cover for a small legal pad and a card to go with it. Today I will show you the notebook cover and Monday on the PPbNDesigns.com blog I will show you how I made the easel card. Please leave me a comment if you like my tutorials.
 I cut a piece of 12 x 12 cardstock at 8 1/2 inches. The paper I used is My Reflections CTMH
 I scored the 12 inch side at 2", 2 1/4", 7 1/4" and 7 1/2". Fold on these lines.
I used TerrificallyTacky tape from Michaels but any strong holding tape will work. Then placed the legal pad between the score lines.

Use can use velcro or something to close but I choose a belly band this time. I cut a strip from the left over paper and scored like the first piece.
 Used another piece of the Tacky tape and attached the bear peeker from PPbNDesigns.com http://www.ppbndesigns.com/bear-peeker/. I sized it up so that is fit on the front perfect. To do this I choose the base piece, measured the front of the pad and made the bear that wide.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Vampire Girl from PPbN Designs

I wanted to try the Square 1 Adhesive Fabric so I took the png file of Vampire Girl and traced around the outside and did a print n cut with my Silhouette Cameo. Should of cut the white between her legs but for a first try it is fine. File is here http://www.ppbndesigns.com/vampire-girl/.

For the First Time in Forever by PPbN Designs.

http://www.ppbndesigns.com/for-the-first-time-in-forever-2-page-scrapbook-kit/ I used some printed papers just to change thing up a little.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Scrappy Dew file of Sophia the First

File is from Scrappy Dew, Sophia the First. Banner is from the Silhouette Store and I used stickers I had on hand since I am trying to challenge myself to use supplies I don't usually use. The border is also from the Silhouette Store.

Treasure Box Designs I'm Lovin It

This is a TreasureBoxdesigns.com file called I'm Lovin It. I added the arches by tracing in DE of silhouette software. The border is from the Silhouette Online Store. Paper is from Wal-Mart Color Bok. Wanted to test the paper to see how it cut. It cut fine but I prefer not to use a white core paper. The background paper is a Boy's Universe from the Paper Studio.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Best Day Ever from PPbN Designs

Best Day Ever from PPbNDesigns.com. I have the best picture for this layout but have to get it developed and figure out what other ones to go with it. This is my beautiful grand daughter. I tied a ribbon around the braid and I stickled the flower centers and the word Ever.

Scrapping Bug Designs- You and Me by the Sea

Background paper is from Once Upon a Time from DCWV. Mermaid and sea creatures are from Scrapping Bug Designs, frame is from the Silhouette store, I combined to frames into one, the shell and sea weed is also from the Silhouette store. I used stickles on the mermaid and also embossed her tail.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

PPBN Designs Easter Blessings Wreath

I needed something for my door so I just enlarged the wreath and put it on my door.

Added some more pieces and bling is it better?

This page was bothering me so I had to add some. I added bows, eggs, some grass, a chocolate bunny. Well is it better.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Kadoodle bi weekly challenge

The challenge at KadoodleBugs Challenge FB page was to use a KadoodleBug file, make an Easter layout and use the colors pink, yellow and another color. I used several files including Born to shop for the girl, Happy Easter, and Jumpin Jelly Beans.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Samantha Walker two handle purse

File from the Silhouette store, Samantha Walker two handle purse. Paper is Hippie Chic from DCWV. This purse was pretty easy to put together.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Bits of Paper 3-d flower arrangement.

This is a Bits of Paper design I got off the Silhouette Store. It snowed here today so I brightened my home with this bouquet of daisies. The pot and everything is paper.

PPBN Designs Fairytale Princess

 I like to add color so I have some idea what color paler I am going to use.
 The I seperate layers into colors so I can cut all that color ar once.

 For the body layer I decided to remove the eyes, mouth and cheeks. I did this by selecting body, going to Objects scroll down to release compound path, click and them move piece out of the way. I did cut the eye and eye brows later out of black. I drew on the mouth and chalked the cheeks.
 I lay out my pieces where they go so I can see which layer goes first. Clue add the detail pieces last like belts, etc.
I decided so of my pieces needed glitter so I used The Rubber Cafe Scrap Happy Sheer glue and some clear glitter so the color would show through.

 Then I lay out all my pieces on the page and usually take a picture and look at it to see what other embellishments I need. I added brads to the Princes jacket and decided that the shoes needed glittered.
Background paper is from the paper Studio Fusion.

Finally I added some ribbon and adhered everything to the page.