Sunday, March 23, 2014

What a Winter....!

Whewwwww, a LOT of time has passed since I last posted. It has been a hell of a winter here in Michigan and I've been sick since the New Year. I contacted the dreaded H1N1 flu virus and suffered for weeks with that. Then my back went out for a few weeks and while suffering through that I caught a vicious head cold. It took forever to get over that, and I still have leftover symptoms from it. Now my back is acting up again, and I am wishing that Winter would take the hint and leave already! Today it is hanging on with a tight grip and dropping more large flakes and cold temperatures on us! .....in one word...YUCK!

Anyway...I wanted to drop by and share a couple of cards I made. I enjoy using my software program to create digital stamps. (Even grown up, it's still fun to color once in a while.) So I created these stamps from some of the Treasure Box Designs cute new Easter kits.
Using my software program, I created the linedrawings from the files, printed them out on watercolor cardstock and then colored them with my copic markers. I found fun papers to match them up with, but kept the layouts and embellishments to a minimum. I wanted to keep the main focus on the stamped images.
I'm pleased with the way they turned out.
Be sure and check out all the adorable new cutting files on the Treasure Box Design website. Here is a link to the images from the kits I used today. Enjoy your Sunday and Happy Crafting!

Monday, December 2, 2013

Be Merry.....

Stopping by to share the first of my Christmas cards I'm doing this year. I don't send very many out, just to special family and friends, so I should be able to get them all finished and mailed out in time. This one was created using the Gingerbread Village cut file from Treasure Box Designs.
I used just one of the files to make the card, but there are other files included in the set so be sure and check it out.
Right now Treasure Box Designs has added some adorable new Christmas cut files perfect for all types of gift bags, cards and holiday crafting projects. And there is currently a 12 Days Of Christmas contest going on where you can win fabulous prizes, so be sure to stop by their Facebook Page and join in the fun!
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

A Quick Greeting....

Just stopping by real quick with another cute project. This time I created a card front for a greeting card, using the "Christmas PJ's" file from Treasure Box Designs.
I always have so much fun using the files from Treasure Box Designs to make my digitals.(This is just another way I like to use their files)  It's also a great way to plan out layouts for when you do want to do a three dimensional project. This card layout can easily be copied in the physical form.The machine cutting files at Treasure Box Designs  are absolutely wonderful. If you don't have a die cut machine you can still hand cut them and they will come out looking just as great. Thanks for looking!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Tis The Season....

This is a cute one page layout I made using the "Village Christmas Mice" set from Treasure Box Designs.
I just love the mouse holding his little candy cane!
I used only two of the files from the kit. There are others included so go check them out.
I followed an older template from Kay Miller and used scrapbook papers from Just So Scrappy.
I Love how it turned out! Go check out all of the cute Christmas files available at Treasure Box Designs.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

What a block head!!!

Wow, it's been a long time since my last post. Been SO busy with Summer that I just got behind. But with Fall around the corner, things are starting to settle down and I am here to share this cute project with you.
I made these from little wooden blocks. I painted all of the blocks first, covered them with matching decorative papers, and then sanded all the edges. I drilled holes for the stem and neck screws and then inserted the dowels.
(I should have drilled the holes for the neck screws down a lot lower, but it works and I didn't want to start over.)
I added green ribbon to the pumpkin stem to represent the leaves. All of the facial features are from files from Treasure Box Designs.
A little ribbon to the ghost finished it off nicely.

 I had fun making these little 'block heads'. They'll look cute stacked up as shelf sitters on my shelf this Halloween. Thanks for stopping in! Happy Crafting.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

You Are So Bee-utiful To Me......

Hi, ~ I'm stopping by to share another card on this bee-utiful sunny Sunday! Then I'm off to spend Father's Day with my own Mr. Honey Bee!
I started my card off by using a jar file I got from the  Silhouette America on line store. I duplicated the shape in the Cameo software and then welded the shapes together to form the card base. I then cut out another shape, only using Vellum paper this time so that I could put the two smaller bee's behind the vellum.
Here is a closeup of the two smaller bee's sandwiched in between the card base and vellum layers.
I added the larger bee on top of the jar and added the computer generated message to the front using pop dots.

All of the bee cutting files are from Treasure Box Designs. The two smaller bees are from the "Unbeelieveable You" file and the large bee is from the "My Little Bugaboo" file.
Be sure and stop by Treasure Box Designs and check out all of the new files. They are the most adorable cutting files anywhere on the web. Have a Happy Sunday and thanks for dropping in! Keep scrapping.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Father's Day Card.......

Even though my Dad has been gone for many years I still think of him and miss him on Father's Day. This year marks 30 years since he passed away. I have a lot of good memories to keep him alive in my heart.
I'm stopping by today with a card I made in celebration of all Dad's everywhere. This pattern is from Treasure Box Designs and is one of the Treasure Tots line.
I kept the card simple, since most men don't like a lot of fancy lace, buttons or flowers on cards, so I simply layered the papers and popped up the piecing's. I used a kraft paper background as my neutral color, and used aqua as my accent color. Just enough color without appearing 'girly'.
You really need to go check out all of the wonderful Treasure Tots available at the store, as well as the adorable Twinkle Tots, and Tiny Treasures. There are all kinds of mix and match clothing files available as well, for you to create all kinds of different characters.
Thanks so much for stopping by and following me on my blog. I appreciate all of my followers so much! Have a great day and Happy Scrapping!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

What's The Word Bird?.....

My appointment with the ortho Dr went well this morning. The arm cast came off and it's healing nicely. Now comes the physical therapy to regain my range of motion. It'll take work but I'll get it back!
I wanted to share my cute easel card I made using a file from Treasure Box Designs.
This little bird pairs up well with the birdcage card template from Silhouette America.
Here's the front of the card folded up.
I added the stamped tag and flowers to the front and another tag to the inside bottom. The daisy keeps the card open for display.

There are so many cute cutting files available at Treasure Box Designs right now that I have a hard time choosing what project to do next. Thanks for looking, have a great day and Get Crafty!

Sunday, June 2, 2013

A Tropical Wedding Card.....

I know it's been awhile but I have good reason. I broke my arm 6 weeks ago climbing on the back of our motorcycle. It wasn't moving, wasn't even running...I am just a klutz! It is healing well though and I hope to get my cast off soon.
Today is my first project since my 'mishap' and I was so happy to finally be able to get some crafting done. A family member was recently married and her reception is this coming weekend. Her wedding theme is 'tropical' so I created this card to give her along with my gift.
I went with a tri fold card and used cutting files from Treasure Box Designs. I hand drew the clouds and added computer generated circle tags to display my message.
I also added some bling to the front and to the tags to 'punch' it up. I'm pretty pleased with the result.
Be sure and stop by and check out all of the cute files at Treasure Box Designs. And thanks for stopping by my blog. Have a great crafty week!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Where the heck is Spring?.......

If I didn't know better I'd think it was Fall here in Northern Michigan!!! It's cold, rainy and freezing here today, and more of the same is forecast through and into next week. I keep reading blogs with beautiful flowers and spring porch decorating and it is making me so crabby!! I am so jealous of those of you where Spring has already arrived. In keeping with my 'crabby' attitude, I designed this cute little card using a file from Treasure Box Designs.
I used a single crab and the title from the "Crabby Kids" file. Isn't he cute? And not crabby looking at all.
My card shape is from the Silhouette store and I added some embossing with a Cuttlebug folder. I popped everything up and added a computer generated message. And yes....I WAS snapping at everyone ...and feeling VERY crabby!
Hmmm.....I wonder if I make a card with a sun and pretty flowers, if the weather will improve? I guess not. Not according to the weatherman anyway. I think I'll go to bed, pull the covers up over my head and stay there until the sun shines and the rain has stopped :)  Happy Scrapping!