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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, April 21, 2014

M&M Mother's Day Card

               You're My Favorite M&M Mother's Day card                         This is the image I started with,

I loaded the SVG file of the title and rearranged the pieces to come up with this image.



I separated the pieces out and loaded the mat.



 I cut two of the base shape and on one I added a score line.


You can either put the M on the green M or not.

Happy Easter to Everyone.

Hoppy Easter Everyone!

Hope everyone had a wonderful Easter. We had a great day with my daughter singing in church and a nice meal afterwards. This layout was cut from the Hoppy Easter file http://www.ppbndesigns.com/hoppy-easter-single-12x12-page-kit/. I just love this file and have used it several times this Easter season. The pieces can be used in several different ways. I decided to put the chocolate bunny in the basket for this layout.
Materials used:
Silhouette Cameo
Hoppy Easter PPbN file
Green and plaid Paper Pizazz paper for background from my stash.
Pink in two shades, green in two shades, brown in two shades, blue in two shades, purple in two shades and yellow in two shades of plain cardstock.
glue Scotch quick dry
Scotch tape runner

Sunday, April 20, 2014

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
                 http://www.ppbndesigns.com/bear-peeker/
                 Cricut and Artiste cartridge
                 Close to My Heart Cricut Artiste Collection Birthday (banner)
                 ink
                 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.

 Close
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.