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!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Monday, January 26, 2015

Ready for Summer with Fun in the Sun another one of the files for the 2 page svg kit club here over at ppbndesigns.com.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Wild About You

Wild About You

Brand new layout from ppbndesigns.com. Love the monkeys on this one. This is also one of the layouts from the new 2 page svg kit club.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Summer Sweetness

I am enjoying cutting all the files in the 2 page svg kit club. It is cold here in Colorado right now but I can dream of watermelon and sunshine. Summer Sweetness.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Do You Wanna Build a Snowman?

Such a cute file Do You Wanna Build a Snowman? It is one of the 2 page layout file for this month with the SVG Scrapbook Membeship. I used different colors and really like how it came out. These files can be cut on all the machines that cut svgs. I love how easy they are to put together and still have a great page.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Oh Snap

This is the layout for today from PPbN new 2 page SVG Club link here. The cost of the club is $20.00 per month. I an going to use these to get caught up on my scrapbooks.

Ppbn introduced a New CLub

Snow Day

Sorry nothing is glued down but I want to show everyone the new layout Nikki made for the Svg 2 page Scrapbook Club. This file is Snow Day. What a wonderful way to catch up on your scrapbooking. You get the svgs for a 2 page layout a day for $20.00 a month. Well I am off to do the new one for today.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Quick Beary Special Valentine

 Just a quick print and cut valentine. I made a offset around the bear after I traced it in Design Studio. I then mirrored it up and moved it so that the ears toughed just a little and then welded both together. the phrase inside was traced, printed and cut. Only took a few minutes to finish. This could of also been done as a pieced project. File used was Beary Special Valentine.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Love is in the Air Layout

Used the file pretty much as it was. I added 5x8 mats instead of the smaller one. The gift bag and the envelope in the right corner were in my stash. File is Love is in the Air. Hope you enjoy.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Valentine Vintage Polaroid

Hope everyone had a great Christmas season. I have been under the weather but I am feeling better now. I have seen a lot of these holders on FB so I decided to give one a try. Any file that you can make a circle hole will work. This is the Valentine Vintage Polaroid file that I just resized the middle hole and made the hole go all the way through all layers. The lip balm is from the Dollar Tree store.
 I got rid of some of the layers and I decided not to use the middle white layer in this picture.

 The hole I needed for the lip balm was 1.1. I chose the hole on the second layer to make this size. I felt that there was too many layers for the lip balm to go through so I made all the rest of the layers a larger hole 1.374. To get the hole in the same spot on each layer I copied the larger hole 4 times and placed the layers on top of each other where they belonged, added the circle and grouped the two pieces, added the next circle and moved the grouped layer out of the way. Repeated this until each had a hole.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Believe Christmas Layout

Merry Christmas Everyone, Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

File is from the Silhouette Store Believe by PPbNDesigns.com. The paper used is from Echo Park I had left over from the Merry Christmas line. I added some pearls on the Believe for something extra and inked my edges with Powder Puff chalking ink from Quick Quotes. Pretty simple and a very fast layout. Hope everyones holidays are happy and safe!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Hey Diddle Layout

 Love how this layout came out. I used both the Cricut Explore and the Silhouette Cameo on this, yes they do play well together. Both machines have their place and I have found both machines have good features and things that can be improved upon.  The Once upon a time title was cut with the Explore, the cutting was fantastic the only problem I found was I can't change the colors of the layers so I used my copics to change some of the colors in it. The cow is from Too Cute By Jessica because Nikki doesn't have a cow for the set yet and I was impatient. I made the photo frames by combining two rectangle shapes. The rest of the Hey Diddle Diddle pieces are from PPbNDesigns links to follow Hey Diddle Moon (cut on Cameo)Hey diddle dish and spoon (Explore)Hey diddle fiddle (Explore) and a Peachy Keen stamped face, Hey diddle cat (Explore) and all the other shapes were cut with the Cameo with shapes from the Silhouette store. I wrote the poem in the white space because I just couldn't leave it white. The little disks are perler beads melted and stuck on with Glossy accents.

Place Perler bead on baking sheet with either a silicon mat or parchment paper standing up. Oven preheated to 400 degrees. Bake for 12 minutes turn off oven and allow beads to cool in oven.
This is the pack I used
I found that the different types and colors melt differently. The pearlized ones in this pack took two times in the oven to close up and still looked funny. The stripped ones are so cute with the two colors. Try this just for fun if you have some Perler beads around. They do stink while cooking so beware.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Happy New Year

OK new picture I got almost identical cuts with both the Explore and the Cameo ( I just had to zoom in when I was tracing so I could see that second border)  The Explore was easier but both gave excellent results.
 The top print then cut is from the Explorer. Love how easy it was to put design into program push a button and it decided the cut lines. It picked up even on the slightly grey outline. Con was I could only cut it at around 8 inches. I wasn't given a choice of print quality not sure if this was because of computer or program. I used my apple computer because that is what is attached to my Explore. Bottom print then cut was done with my Cameo. Again the cut was beautiful, could of made my print larger but choose to make same size as other. Cons program did not pick up on the lighter grey border so it cut it off. The print quality is different because I could choose type of paper and quality I wanted in the Silhouette program. I could of messed around with my tracing but didn't.
The bottom cut was also done on the Cameo using the preset print options so closer to the Explore and adding a offset to my image. I will have to say the Explore was the easiest to cut. I could of gotten the Cameo to do better but I was trying to use the same effort on each as if I was a beginner. I do like the fact I can cut larger images with the Cameo because it allows me to use my large format printer better.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Santa Owl card

This is a card I made to send out. I printed the png. file and then sized the two green svg. file pieces to fit on my base to give it some depth. I added ultra fine Flower soft to the brim and ball of hat. Before I cut the base I offset the image because I wanted the white layer. To make it a card I cut this layer twice and placed a fold line on the back image. Simple card but came out cute. File I used was Santa Owl.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

O Christmas Tree

The files I use are car with Christmas tree, O Christmas TreeNorth Pole Sign, and Colorful Christmas Tree. The paper I used was from BoBunny the Candy Cane Lane collection. This is two sided so I had plenty of choices. I choose to cut my paper in half and put back together from 1/2 of another sheet. I then choose a paper for the borders, The photo corners are from the Silhouette store. The 2014 is the Candy Cane font from the Silhouette store. Hope you are have a Blessed Christmas season. I bought the paper in OKC, OK  at a cute shop called Paper Crown her web site is www.papercrown.net.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Birthday Bash

Birthday Bash file at ppbndesigns.com or 
Design ID #48471
9/12/2013 at the Silhouette Store

I know most people are doing Christmas layouts but my daughter was born Dec. 24th so I need a birthday layout for her. I used her favorite colors and had some fun with this layout. Picture doesn't show the glitter. Hope everyone enjoys this layout, I had fun making it.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Thanksgiving table

 Thanksgiving Turkey is the file I used for all my decorations. The napkin rings and the placecards are print n' cut. The centerpiece turkey is pieced. The wreath around the turkey is from the Silhouette Store 
Design ID #69551
 The place card is a rectangle cut 4 x 31/2 inches. The turkeys are all about 2 1/4 inches. I put all 8 turkeys on one mat sized added the white offset, printed and then cut.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Happy Turkey Day files from PPbN

I am the guest designer for Die Cuttin' Divas this week and the challenge is Thanksgiving.
 Design ID #51289  in the Silhouette Store, or look under designer PPbN and you can find it plus a lot of other cute designs. The paper I used is Flourish Fusion by the Paper Studio. I cut two papers in half and cut the third paper into thirds using it to glue the other two paper together for a 12 x 12 paper again. The doily cut under the turkey is a Silhouette store file that I stretched oblong to fit my turkey. The tag in the upper right hand corner is hand cut a hole punched and ribbon added.

I hope everyone has a fantastic Thanksgiving and a Blessed day with family. Thank you for coming to my blog.

Monday, November 10, 2014

and they lived Happily Ever After.

Sleeping Beauty Exclusive file.
The paper is Fairytale Castle Right #36440 from www.scrapbookcustoms.com. When I saw this paper I knew I had to have it and I love this layout. That could be because my son, my daughter in law and my three grandkids are on the layout but I do love how it all came together. The frames are from the Silhouette store and the file is a PPbN Exclusive file for members only. A great reason to join.http://www.ppbndesigns.com/memberships/. Hope you love the page as much as I enjoyed making  it for one of the kids scrapbooks.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Thanksgiving Layout

Well, Halloween is over so I have started on Christmas and Thanksgiving layouts. I do not scrap in order always because I am trying to catch up on a few books and still keep up on the current books. This paper is pretty old from my stash, but since I have vowed to either use my stash or get rid of it I decided I could use these two papers. I had to cover the bow on page one because I wanted to turn the paper around to change things up on the layout. The Cute Turkey worked well since it was fat. Other files used on page one were Gobble Gobble Title, leaves were just taken from the title and made larger, and the Pilgrim owl (indian owl).

 On page two I used Pilgrim BoyPilgrim GirlThanksgiving pie,  Pumpkin, the date was just a font on my computer.
I changed a paper that I wasn't using into a cute layout. Really shows how my scrapbooking has changed over the 40 some years I have been doing this, I never buy papers with frames on it already anymore, I create my own designs and layouts now.