Since Christmas is over I decided to update the blog once again. I get bored easily if you haven't noticed! LOL. The new year is fast approaching so I thought I would share this file in celebration of the upcoming year. Hope you all had a very Merry Christmas and have an even happier New Year!! The zip file attached includes the watermark free png, svg, mtc and jpg.
I altered this clock for two challenges. The first challenge was the Make-the-Cut Christmas Cybercrop and the second is the Papercraft Star Green challenge. I used DCWV Handmade Christmas Stack. I just loved the birds in this coordinating paper so I cut out a tiny one to put on the the seconds hand. The holly is a free file I found from Miss Vickie's Cutting Crazy Blog. It is from a collection she did. To check out this collection click the following link: Miss Vickies Christmas Collection. I really liked the way it turned out and it is now hanging in my kitchen.
Another free angel for you. To celebrate the real reason for the season, I created an angel in prayer. I love this one. I will definately be using all of my angels on my layouts after Christmas this year. The zip file contains the watermark free png, svg, and mtc file.
To download this free file click the following link: ANGELPRAYING
As promised, another angel. Hope to use this one soon on some tree ornaments I've been wanting to make...if I get time before Christmas actually gets here. On the last angel I did, I found that you must know your cutter very well to cut the eyes. I had to change settings a couple of times on my cricut. So, on this angel I left the eyes as their own layer and you can choose to cut them or draw them on. I cut them because I do not draw and I was afraid I would ruin my whole angel with some crazy, goofy eyes. Also there are stamps that can be used if you're into stamping. The zip file contains the watermark free png, svg and the mtc files.
To download this file click the following link: ANGELTREE
Yay...another award!! I received this one from Linda from "Ladybug Lair". You should definately go visit her blog. She shares her work and inspiration and hey....if you're anything like me you need some inspiration from time to time.
Ok, on the official stuff. To receive this award, I have to list 3 things that give me "tude" from everyone else. Then, nominate 5 other blogs that I believe also have attitude! Lastly post the award on my blog.
1. I am married to a Marine and believe me, you have to have MORE "tude" than a Marine to be married to one!!
2. Mess with me while I'm scrapping or making files and you will face the consequeces....just ask my kids.. just kidding..LOL.
3. I am brutally honest, which gets me in trouble sometimes.
Now on to the 5 blogs that I think have attitude:
1. Cely @ Creating in Carolina. Love it when others share their work and Cely is very giving and talented.
2. Pinky @ Much Ado About Nothing. Her work is way cool and she has lots of giveaways!
3. Paper, Scissors, Ink. She shares her files for a limited time and also shares some pretty cool projects.
4. Penny @ Penny Duncan Creations. She shares unbelievable files and is an amazing crafter!!
5. Amber @ Staying Crafty. She makes some awesome projects, one being a working gumball machine card...too cool!!
Please give these talented ladies a visit. You'll be inspired, I promise!
when I'm sleeping...LOL. Here's another freebie for your Christmas projects. I will be making more of these Angels in different poses, like I did the Santas, so stop back often to check for new ones. The zip file includes the watermark free png, mtc (for 3.0), and the svg of course! Hope you like! ENJOY!!
We got our Christmas tree up a couple of days ago. It really put me in the mood to change up my blog and make more Christmas files. Here is a strand of lights for your projects. The zip file includes the png, svg, and the mtc file. You must be using the beta version 3.0 of mtc in order to use the mtc file. Happy Holidays everyone and ENJOY!!
LOL. I'm not sure how many of you are familiar with this game but it is becoming popular across the US. My father makes and sells these game boards, so when someone had requested an svg file on a forum, I had to make one. This is definately a file I will use since my whole family loves the game.
To download the svg and the png (watermark free) click the following link: CORNHOLE
Couldn't resist this Santa. He's like the other Santas from my blog only this Santa is gonna find out who's naughty or nice. Hope I make the nice list this year!!
The scrawling on the list is too small to cut, of course, so I found that a marker works just fine to add the scribbles and the words naughty or nice. The zip file contains the SVG file as well as the png (clean copy-doesn't include watermark). I will add the MTC file at a later date....right after the awesome people over at Make-the-Cut release the official version 3.0. If you don't have Make-the-Cut software, you should really look into it. It is AWESOME!!
To download this file click the following link: SANTA3
Scraplifted this from a coloring page. I thought it would look great on a spring/summer layout. Lord knows I need to catch up on the past seasons. I am also cutting this in white with a black circle mat behind it for my little sister's wedding layout. I'm sure I'll think of more uses!! I have attached the svg and png file today. I will begin attaching the mtc files again after the official release of 3.0....so excited...can't wait!!
To download the zip file containing the svg and png file click on the following link: Circle Floral Element ENJOY!!
I created this card for a couple of challenges I've been waiting to enter. I used a button and shredded ribbon to make the flower. The freebie wordart cluster (birds in nest) was made by MariaS and can be found by clicking here. I used the Beta 3.0 MTC software to cut out the single bird and my mats. Love the new print n' cut features!!
Started thinking about Thanksgiving since yesterday (Halloween) is over. I can't believe that Christmas is right around the corner....wow...I really need to start planning a shopping trip. Anyway, on to the freebie for today. This turkey would look great on any type of Thanksgiving papercrafts. The zip file includes the svg, mtc, and jpg file.
To download the free turkey file click the following link: TURKEY
Created this layout using some DCWV paper along with some Martha Stewart vellum. It was for a challenge over at Club CK. To view the details click here. I love the faux fabric technique. I also added some faux curls to my page just to add to the whole "hair cut" theme. Visit often. I am working on a new FREEBIE and hope to get it completed after the Halloween weekend. I work on these files in my spare time so please be patient with me. If there are any files you would like to request, please let me know.
Just wanted to share a layout I've been working on using the Penguins from a previous post. To view the post click here. Not sure I'm finished. I still think it needs something more, just not sure what exactly. I used the Diamond Stickles on the snowflakes and snowballs for a little shimmer. I also found some great files to go along with mine. There are some very talented people out there who are willing to share their work.
UPDATE: Added some stickles snowflakes. I think this is just what it needed :)
The snowflake frame was a freebie from SVGCuts.com. They have amazing free files. And I'm sure you can definately find anything you're looking for.
For the Snowflake frame click here.
The snowflake ornament was a freebie from Images By Heather M's Blog. She does some pretty awesome files and I visit her blog on a regular basis to find freebies or just some inspiration.
For the Snowflake ornament click here.
I'm sure these files will be my last Halloween themed freebies. I've been working on some Christmas and Thanksgiving projects so I have kinda put Halloween on the back burner. Anyway, I've attached both the files just in case you only want the heart.
To download the i heart halloween file click the following link: ILUVHALLOWEEN
To download the Bat Heart click the following link: BATHEART
Made more cute little penguins for my projects. I am attaching a zip file which contains the svg, png as well as the mtc files for this one. I have decided to begin attaching all the files together in one zip so that my fellow Make-the-Cut users could take advantage of their software. Since I absolutely love MTC, I understand the ease of finding files in mtc format.
UPDATE: Switched the screen photo with the actual cut penguins. I wanted to show how they look after cutting...too cute. And you will have to break out the tweezers when putting the mouth together but sooo worth it.
To download the zip file containing the png, svg and mtc click the following link: PENGUIN 2
I created this penguin because I want to do a page of daughter playing in the snow last winter. I think I will do his hat and scarf in pink to match the snowsuit she was wearing in all the pics....Sorry, I was just thinking out loud. He's very cute so I think I might work on more penguins...you never know...my mind can go from penguins to Santa in 0.2 seconds. LOL
To download this free Penguin svg file click the following link: PENGUIN
I made this birthday card for my father-in-law's upcoming birthday. I made simple rectangles and scalloped circles with Inkscape and cut them using MTC. The embellishments are Jolee's boutique that I purchased at Walmart. This is the second card I've made and I have to say that I think I like it!!
He's finished! Actually he's been finished for a couple of days but I haven't had time to post him till now. He would look very cute with the Santa's in my previous posts. I used the "fawn" svg from my nursery layout (also free in an earlier post) and simply added to him. He was pretty simple to put together.
To download the free Rudolph svg file click the following link: RUDOLPH
Here's another cute Santa for your projects. Couldn't resist switching his pose up a little. Maybe within the next few days I will make a Rudolph to go along with him. You never know what I'll be up to next.....maybe that's why I'm on the naughty list every year.LOL
To download this free Santa svg click the following link: SANTA2
This week I decided to do my own Santa. I have looked for a freebie online of a Santa and couldn't really find one that would fit my layout so I made one...as usual. I also created a gift and a HO HO HO stack so that he could be holding either one. Not sure which one I'm going to use yet though. They both look pretty cut so maybe both!?! Be sure to import all the files and resize them together to look ok before cutting.
To download the free Santa svg click the following link: SANTA
To download the free gift svg click the following link: GIFT
To download the free HOHOHO svg click the following link: HOHOHO
I made this layout for my son's First Christmas scrapbook page. The snowman turned out really cute but if you download him, you should cut him at a min. of 4 inches. I cut him at about 3" here. He turned out fine but the very small details would have came out a little better with another inch or so. Anyway, I'm still very pleased with how he turned out. I also created an old polaroid frame for my photos. Love the way it makes my photos look.
To download the free svg file click the following link: Baby Snowman
UPDATE!!: I used some old Polaroid type frames around my photos as well. To download the free svg file for this file click the following link: Polaroid Frame
I found the Christmas Tree file on Wikipedia. I have no idea who created it but you can get the Christmas tree by clicking here and visiting Wikipedia.
Papercraft Star has challenges every week and I recently participated in one. I didn't win but it was sooo much fun to submit a layout for it. Their challenge this week is a "Simon Says" challenge.
Simon Says Follow this Recipe:
Make a Card
Base: 5.5 x 5.5
Score Mat 5 times at 1/4 inch
3 Flowers from Die Cut or Punch
3 Buttons and Twine
(You may also add a sentiment or other items as desired)
Here's a look at my submission:
I don't really do cards but for this challenge I thought I would give it a try. I have to say, making cards is so much easier than scrapbok pages. I just might have to keep this whole card making thing going!!
I found the flower cutting file over at "Little Scraps of Heaven Designs". To visit this awesome blog click here.
I just thought I would share a layout I finally finished from my son's first birthday. He's now 18 months old....I know, I'm a little behind.....you have no idea!!! LOL. The only time I used my cricut on this was for the text. I just used punches, some embellishment that were given to me as a gift, and some torn paper. I think I need to work on something else just to get my Cricut/Make-the-Cut fix today. Enjoy.
I received my first blog award today from Carolyn at Cutting Time. Now I must follow the rules and complete all the steps in acceptance of this award. Me follow rules??? LOL...I know, following rules is SO not me but these rules will be easy to follow since I'm so excited to receive the "Cherry on Top" award.
1. Thank the person who gave the award.
Thank you so much Carolyn. I was very happy when I received this award. It made me feel like "Sally Fields" during an acceptance speech....you remember don't you?..."you like me, you really really like me". I at least I think it was Sally Fields...HA HA. I visit the Cutting Time blog all the time. It's one of my favorites!! To visit Cutting Time simply click here. I know you'll enjoy visiting as much as I do.
2. Display the award on my blog.
3. Tell everyone 3 things you love.
Family, Friends, and of course Scrapbooking!!
4. Post a picture you love.
I love this picture of my kids. I have the sweetest, most kissable kids so pretty much any picture of them is a favorite. I love this one though, and received an enlarged framed copy from MFA (My favorite Auntie) for Christmas and almost cried.
My daughter came home from school yesterday and told me she needed book covers BY TODAY. She had an after school activity yesterday so I was pretty much on my own as far as getting the book covers she needed. I didn't really have time to go shop for some so, me being me, I decided to make them. They turned out very cute and she LOVED them. They are a sure step up from the old brown paper bag covers we used to make in school. I couldn't quite remember how so I followed a tutorial and made them from some plain, thick, white wrapping paper I had and then, of course, I scrapped them. It was FUN and EASY making these for her. This would be a great project to do with your child!
I used spray adhesive on some glittery scrapbook paper (from DCWV-All dressed up pack) and attached it on the finished book cover, trying to center it around the spine of the book and folding the overhang at the top and bottom of the cover.
I cut some strips (about 1 1/2" wide) and my daughters name from some black vinyl. I attached the vinyl strips where the scrapbook paper and the book cover met just to hide the hard line there.
On one of the covers I used a free svg file I found at EINNEJ. There are other great files there as well.
I attached the vinyl flower border and the names and voila...they look really cute and there was no tape involved. They stay on really well and look great.
For the flower border shown please visit the following site: EINNEJ
Here is the free cardinal svg I finished. This will look beautiful on my "Indiana" layout. This will also look beautiful on Christmas themed projects...maybe with some snow. I'm sure I will have multiple uses for this little guy.
To download this free svg file click the following link: CARDINAL
..so here's a freebie for the upcoming season. Fall isn't my favorite season but it does remind me that Thanksgiving and Christmas are just around the corner. I can't wait to start my Christmas shopping!!!
To download this free svg file click the following link: FALL
I've been looking for some digital items for my new blog design and finally found these awesome digital scrapbooking freebies at Shabby Princess. To check out their freebies please visit this very AWESOME blog by clicking HERE. Like my new blog design?....Let me know what you think.
These make wonderful Jack-o-Lantern patterns for Halloween. Cut them in vinyl, tranfer them with transfer paper, and simply cut around the design. They work great. For our jack-o-lantern I usually use a paper pattern but I would have to trace it. These cut in vinyl will eliminate that process. Of course, these could be used with paper as well. Happy Carving!!!
For the Cat svg click the following link: CAT
For the Face 1 svg click the following link: Face 1
For the Face 2 svg click the following link: Face 2
For the Face 3 svg click the following link: Face 3
We went to Indiana to see my family over the summer break. It was so good to see everyone. I am planning an Indiana layout for a scrapbook page of my visit. I created an svg of the state of Indiana and plan to work on a cardinal (the state bird) within the next couple of days. I'm sure I'll think of some other svg files that I will need once I get my layout in order. I tend to start with svg files that I would like to have on my pages and then go from there. I know many of you really don't need an svg of the state of Indiana but come back soon for a visit soon and I should have the cardinal finished!!
To download this file click the following link: INDIANA
Sorry I havn't posted anything for the last few weeks. I've been on a much needed summer vacation. Now that I'm back, I have finally finished my jungle layout. The animals can be found in earlier posts and the free palm tree and twig frame are included at the bottom of this post. I've been working on this layout for sometime so I am so very glad it is finished.
For the free twig frame click the following link: Twig Frame
For the free palm tree click the following link: Palm Tree
I finally got around to finishing the parrot for my upcoming scrapbook page. It seems like I've been working on this page forever so I'm definately ready to move on to another project. As soon as I finish I will post pictures. I was asked about the stitching on this file and since I'm not that big into stitching my pages they were simply done with a fine point sharpie marker.
Ok, so I also needed some cute firecrackers for my upcoming scrapbook page and decided to make those as well today. If your using with MTC (Make-the-Cut) you will have to "join" the stars with their coordinating backgrounds after you do the "Break". For some reason my MTC and Inkscape aren't playing nicely together today. I think they may need a time out. Along with the heart below, these will pop off the page much better with some inked edges;)
To download this file click the following link: FIRECRACKERS
Just in time for the 4th. Since I redesigned my blog for our upcoming Independence Day, I thought I could at least make a new file for my scrapbooking page. For the best results cut the shadow layer in white and ink the edges of everything. It will save you so much time and looks alot better than trying to do blackout layers under everything. Happy 4th and Happy scrapping!!
To download this free svg click the following link: Heart Flag
I scraplifted this cookie monster from a coloring book page and he turned out pretty cute. I haven't cut him yet, so if you use him and have issues please let me know so I can fix them. I added my son's name to the heart for a personal touch to his scrapbook layout. The attached svg does not include his name, of course, but you can simply add one if like with Make-the-Cut!! I can't wait to try him out!
Finally cut the cute little frog to go with my lion and giraffe. I hope to get the parrot completed soon. My advice is to cut this little guy at least 2 inches tall with your cricut at low speed and medium pressure. I cut him at 1 1/2 inches and had a little trouble with the eyes and nose but he still came out pretty cute.
To download the file click on the following link: Frog
I wanted to make more cute jungle animals for my "Wild One" scrapbook page. The wild one is my son if anyone was wandering...ha ha. I can't wait to get started on the layout but I want to get my animals done first. I thought I would share the Giraffe I just finished to go along with the lion. I am currently working on a frog as well and hope to have him finished soon. Enjoy!
To download the svg file click the following link: Giraffe
Just wanted to share this child's handprint svg I made. It's very cute cut in vinyl (found that out from my favorite auntie) but would also be very cute on scrapbook pages or other paper craft projects. Enjoy!
The svg file contains seperated fingers also, just in case you would like to do them in different colors. It certainly doesn't have to be cut in different colors and there is the complete handprint for those of you who want only to cut in one color. I plan to cut it in black for a black and white page layout I've been planning in this little mind of mine...I'll share when it's completed:)
I made a new cute lion svg after being inspired by a book that my son loves. It involves lots of paper piecing and layers but he was so worth it. The stitch marks were too delicate to cut so I drew them by hand to give him that "stitched" look. He's just as cute without them.