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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, September 15, 2014

Halloween Candles

Good morning it is Monday again and I am still doing Halloween decorations for my home. I decided to show you two different candles done with the same file one layered and the other printed.
 For the first candle I printed on tissue paper the PNG image from the file Scary Haunted House. I taped the tissue paper onto a piece of regular typing paper and printed. After I had the image I cut away the extra tissue paper and wrapped the design around a regular wax candle.Then I used a hair dryer to heat the tissue paper and candle until the tissue just soaked up the wax and became part of the candle. I added a bow and that candle was finished. The second candle is a flameless candle from Wal-Mart so for this one I used vinyl. I sized the images down a bit to fit my candle and cut only the black layer for the house and tree. I transferred them to the candle with transfer tape. I decided to use the Harvest Moon for this one because I love the bats. I layered my moon and bats and placed them on my candle. So easy and quick.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Trick or Treat bucket

Trick or Treat Bucket
Good morning everyone. I have started getting my decorations ready for Halloween. This is a bucket from Dollar Tree that I used vinyl to decorate and the Trick or Treat file from PPbN Designs. The colors I used are Purple, Yellow, Orange, Lime Green, Black, White and Light Pink. Everything was cut at the size it appeared on the mat except for the spider that I shrunk and only used the bottom layer and cut the eyes and mouth from the top layer. I ties ribbons to the handles and I was finished.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Owl Skeleton sucker holder

Second group for today. The Owls are too cute!

Skeleton sucker holders.


I thought these were just too cute so I had to make them. File is from the Sil. Store #65995 by Jamie Cripps. I bought the mummy, owl, Frankenstein and skeleton. I will post the others as I make them.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

3-d pop up drawer card


This is a card design from Lori Whittlock that I got off of the Silhouette Store site. Just love how easy it was but has a wow factor. There is room in the back for a gift card or small gift. Just thought I would share.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Artist tissue box cover


Project for the Kadoodlebug Challenge. Challenge was to use my favorite file, well I couldn't decide on a favorite so I made this tissue box for Jordan's art teacher. File is My Little Artist.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Nail decals

Well it is Monday morning again and I have a cute idea to dress up your nails. Choose any of the PPbN files that have a simple shape and turn them into a nail decal. This bat is from Harvest Moon file. I choose to make different sizes to see what would work best on each nail. I know that the largest I can go is 1/2 inch and the smallest most things will cut well is 1/4 inch so I try to stay in those sizes. The bats cut really well and were easy to weed.         

 The footballs were from the Super Bowl Sunday file, but there are several other places to find a football. After cutting vinyl and weeding the design I use a set of sharp tweezers to put on my nails and then I use a clear coat of polish over the nail. These stay on really well and I usually have to pick them off when I an done with the design.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Visiting Santa by PPbN

Visiting Santa file from PPbN Designs
 This is how I set up my page for the print-n-cut part of this project. I deleted all cut lines except for the outside edges. I added and offset to the bow extra pieces so no white would show. I added stitching lines to the title by selecting the title letters and did a internal offset. Then I chose a line color (white). Next choose the line style you like ( I chose the second dash one but any will work. Now this is where I goofed up the first time and had to redo but you have to choose a line thickness on the same screen as Line style, I choose .026 but that is your choice, also.
 I glittered the bows.
 I used Flower Soft for the beard and trim
 These are the foam dots I used to add dimension.
 I used velvet cardstock for Santa's outfit and his mittens. i added Glossy Accents on the berries for the holly. This page has a lot of texture and dimension even though I choose to use print and cut for most of the page.
Another layout with the same paper pieces plus some extras from the sil. store.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Off to 9th Grade by PPbN

Hello, it is Janice from Craft Place here with a new layout from PPbN Designs. School started last week so I did this layout for my daughter. This is my youngest child's first day in high school. The file I used is Off to 9th Grade and the calculator is from Off to 7th Grade.
Finished layout
This is the printed page I set up in DE of my Silhouette software. I choose digital paper for each piece and set my page up to print. I had no cut lines so I could print the whole page and not worry about having the registration marks. I printed on my Epson wf-7520. To add some dimension to the page I used Glossy accents on the backpack front, stars and added dots on the letters. To finish my page I added the photos and the pieced pencil and calculator (which I added some Glossy accents to as well). Hope you enjoy and have a fantastic week.

Monday, August 18, 2014

I'm Nuts For You!

Happy Monday everyone.  I scrapbooked some pictures of my favorite 3 year old. The file is I'm Nuts For You! and I'm Nuts For You Squirrel. I made the titles under pictures by welding my text to a small rectangle right in the DE software. The little signature was scanned from a picture she gave me. I wanted to document her signature for later on. Simple layout but I like how it turned out.

You are the Peanut Butter to My Jelly PPbN Designs


Decided to give you a second project today. For this one page layout I used just 2 sheets of white paper printed on my Epson wf-7520. The page on the left was a print and cut for the embellishments and mats the one on the right for the background paper. I placed everything I wanted printed on the page as I wanted it to be seen, changed colors where needed and added the banner shapes, title and border on top of the digital paper. The digital paper I bought from Jessica Sprague and it is from the Italian Soda Shoppe collection from www.carinagardner.com. Hope you enjoyed the layout.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Jasmine Birthday card with pop out book base


Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. I found this card base and I knew I wanted to make a card out of it. The ppbn files worked great for my princess birthday card. I first put the card together so I had an idea how large I could make my paper piecings.

 Next I cut out the figures I wanted, I glittered the castle tops and generated the Make a wish in my DE software. The genie is on a wobble so he moves.
Members Exclusive file Dessert Princess with the Lori Whitlock file called 2a pop out book card. Put it all together and this is my card. To become a member of PPbN Designs.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Tea Box with Pandas.

Made this tea bag holder for my daughter, she loves her tea. The pandas are from Kadoodlebug Designs, the tea bag holder box is from the Sil. Store. The paper is from the Paper Studio called Fusion. I added small seed pearls for accent and inked edges with Powder puff Mocha Mama from Quick Quotes. This is for the KadoodleBug challenge.


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Smores tic tac toe game from PPbN

Smores tic tac toe game is such a fun file. I made this one for my grand daughter since she had a rough weekend. Hope she love it. I sized it down pretty small so the mouths didn't cut as good as they should but I wanted it to fit in an envelope.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Sisters Frozen Layout

My beautiful grand-daughters had to have their hair braided to go with their shirts. Claire one braid and Julia two braids. As soon as I saw the Anna and Elsa files I knew I would have to make them, so detailed and cute, I love them. The files I used were Snow Queen 2Frozen Princess 2Sisters Title with a font off my computer for the names. I had a little trouble with the eyes on Anna but by the time I got to Elsa I had figured them out. I was trying to make it too hard instead of just following the direction.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Fun On Wheels form TreasureBox Designs

Went on vacation for about 6 weeks, three of them were in this motorhome. Had a blast and even traveled some of the time with two of my grandkids. This is such a cute file and can be found here about half way down the page. Hope you enjoy this layout I enjoyed making it and remembering my trip.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Fun in the Sun

I have a whole new batch of pictures to scrap after being on vacation for 6 weeks but I have been having trouble finding the ambition to scrapbook. Nikki's new files have my head swimming with lots of ideas just need to set my mind to it and start cutting. This weeks blog layout is one of my grand daughter Claire at the beach. She learned to boogie board during this visit so I know she will be happy to get these pages. The files I used are Fun in the Suncute crab, and for the sand bucket cute beach ball, sand castle and sand pail set. For the background paper I experimented with digital papers from Designs by dani that I purchase on Jessica Sprague's one buck wednesday.  I used the shapes from ppbn file placed them on the page in design studio and dropped the pattern paper files onto the shapes, then I printed the papers with my Epson WF-7520 wide format printer. I got the idea for the picture on page one from pinterest. The sun has a cute little Peachy Keen face. Hope you all are having a great summer I know I am.

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: 


    
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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...


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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!!