Thursday, September 30, 2010

Adorable Santa

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 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

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Friday, September 24, 2010

Baby Snowman

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.

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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Spooky Tree and Bat Border

I made this border/frame for my upcoming Halloween layout. I'm going to use is as a photo frame but it is set up to cut well as a 12x12 page border as well.

To download this file click on the following link: Tree and Bat Border

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Card Making Challenge

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
Mat: 5x5
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.

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Friday, September 17, 2010

Birthday Layout

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 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.

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Thursday, September 16, 2010

My First Blog Award!!

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 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.

5. Pass the award to 5 other blogs.

I visit all of these blogs on a regular basis for inspiration and I am never let down. Thank You!!
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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

School Book Covers

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 simply make the cover as shown in this tutorial: How to make a paper book cover.
(I didn't use a brown paper bag but you get the idea.)

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

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010


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

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Saturday, September 11, 2010

FALL is upon us... 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

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Friday, September 10, 2010

New Blog Layout

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.
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Jack-o-Lantern Patterns

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

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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
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