Christmas Challenge 2012

SVG Cuts hosted a Christmas Challenge. They selected a small number of their kits that could be used for this contest. I used the 3D Evergreens, Santa's Visit, and Kate's Holiday Silhouettes to create this, along with a rectangle from the SCAL basic shapes library for the tree trunk. I got it done just in the nick of time. The morning that the contest ended, I took it outside to shoot it in that lovely golden hour. I think the light source made the picture as much as the subject itself! I was delighted to get a phone call from Leo a week later saying that I won 1st place. I will soon be the very happy new owner of a Sizzix eclips, eCAL software and a gift certificate to SVG Cuts. Mary and Leo are the best! I love Mary's designs and Leo works behind the scenes to make sure the photos and how-to videos are beautifully done and very professional.


Scalloped Scrapbook Page Kit

New kit available on Etsy! The Scalloped Scrapbook Page Kit contains scalloped page background, scalloped border, 5 layer flower, scalloped photo background and 4x6 photo frame.

Use of this file requires a Cricut or other cutting machine compatible with SVG file format, as well as “Sure Cuts A Lot” (SCAL2) or other software that will interface with your machine.



The Cricut & Some Embossing Folders

I'm spending the evening being lazy and creative... I got the idea for this card from Pinterest and gave it my spin with basic shapes from the Sure Cuts A Lot library. I love stamping and using acetate for card fronts. Such a unique look.

Then I got to playing with a beer can that came over with some friends and family last weekend. Sadly, the friends and family are gone...but, the can was still in a paper bag in the laundry room waiting to be recycled. Who knew beer cans could be so cool looking! Guess it's been a while since I've spent much time in the micro-breweries around the state. Anyway, the can sat still too long so I got a hold of it and had to see if my cheapy little Sizzix Texture Boutique could muster up enough oomph to emboss tin. It got it done! I had to add a couple layers of cardstock to the "sandwich" to get it to leave a good impression. Now, I can't decide which side of it I like the best.


Not All Who Wander Are Lost

I've got a new-found love... So Zentangle has been around a while now, but I've just figured out that it is a ton of fun and quite relaxing. Here is my first attempt at doing something other than just practicing patterns.


Hot Air Balloon

Mary over at svgcuts.com made this adorable tea set... Of course, I made a teapot. Then I decided that the teapot could probably make a pretty fun hot air balloon. After some playing, here is what I came up with. The basket is a modification of the bushel in Mary's Caramel Apple Pie Kit. Love her designs! The 3D Bows are a free file from svgcuts.com and the ferny evergreens are from their 3D Wintergreens kit. The little flowers are from Lettering Delights.


Slider Boxes

Who doesn't love Pinterest for the cool inspirations that get passed around?! I saw a photo on there that was the starting point for me playing around in Adobe Illustrator until I came up with SVGs for these.
The bird and branches are from svgcuts.com.
The quilled flowers are from letteringdelights.com.
The original image I saw was from mariannespapir.blogspot.com.


Tea Bag Dispenser

This was made using an awesome free template by Heidi Baks and can be found at runningwscissorsstamper.blogspot.com. Lacy elements are from the Poplar Street Tulips kit at svgcuts.com. The rosette and frame are from Bird over at birdscards.com. I did modify the text inside the frame...but it could definitely have been used as is.


Cheyenne Monogram

SVG created in Adobe Illustrator then cut with Cricut Expression using Sure Cuts A Lot 2


Designed in Adobe Illustrator and cut with Cricut Expression using Sure Cuts A Lot 2. Bird from Lettering Delights.


Valentine's Matchbook Box/Card

 I made this for Rick for Valentine's Day and filled with chocolates... I really like the way this one turned out. This was done using my Cricut, Sure Cuts A Lot 2, and files from svgcuts.com svgcuts and Lettering Delights. Love both sites for SVG files, but svgcuts does a much better job of presenting them and giving ideas for how to use them.