Friday, July 29, 2011

The wheels on the bus go 'round and 'round......

I wanted to show you a cute layout page using the new Back to School cutting file kit from Treasure Box Designs.
It's almost that time of year!
Check out the cute little bus driver.I love his two little hands on the wheel.
The scissors are from an older kit called School Days. The word title was created using my Silhouette cutting machine. I used a border punch along the edge of my banner so it would resemble note paper.
I added the apple to the stacked frame area to accent that area. I left the entire layout rather simple as not to detract from the photo that will be added later.
Since I'm basically a card maker and not a scrapbooker, I am happy with the final result. I hope you enjoyed looking. Have a wonderful weekend.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Boo Kitty

Here's a cute card tag I made today using Treasure Box Designs 'Spooky' Halloween cutting pattern.
It folds up and holds a tag that you can write or stamp a message on. Or you could replace it with a candy bar or other Halloween treat.
The little cats face is so cute!
I just love being able to use orange and black together in fall projects.
Stop by and check out the cute images in the Spooky cutting file pattern, as well as all of the seasonal patterns. There are many new ones to choose from for all of your scrapping and paper projects too. Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

First Fall Card

I tend to jump around from season to season when I am card making, so yesterday it was a summer card and today it's a fall card. It's just how my creative side works. This is my first fall card of the year!
I recently joined the design team for Primsy Doodle Designs , so I chose to use the 'Fall Pockets' image to make this cute card.
I love Lisa's designs and her autumn lineup is to just too darn cute.
I used Copic markers to color my stamp and a white gel pen to add the highlights.
I wanted the pocket to resemble blue jeans and I was pleased with the way it turned out. I am still working on improving my skills with the Copics. It is a bit of a learning process.
The cute digi stamps and the pre-colored images at Primsy Doodle Designs are perfect for any type of paper crafting. And the prices are half of what a single stamp costs at other sites, so they're a real value.
Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

It's Summer

With temperatures being in record setting highs this week, I have practically been living indoors in the AC. The good news is, I've had some time for a little card making.So I'm sharing a cute card I made using several different patterns from Treasure Box Designs.
I like the simplicity of this card. I used several different cutting file kits to make my card.  I used the sun from 'Cool in the Pool', the fence and grass from 'Garden Birdies', and the tree from the 'Family Tree' collection.
Right now Treasure Box Designs is having a  'cool' 40% off sale too, so go check out the newest patterns in the store. Thanks for dropping in!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Christmas In July......with Treasure Box Designs

Treasure Box Designs is having a Christmas In July feature among the designers this month and I thought I would make my projects using the new Christmas Penguin's digital kit. Dina has just started doing the digital kits and I love them.
Here are three different scrapbook page elements I created, using the cute images from the kit. I can now use these to embellish my page layouts.
These are the actual embellishments before I added them to my projects
Below is another sample of using these embellishments to make a card front for a greeting card.
If you haven't tried the digital kits yet, I urge you to check them out. I created the embellishments and pages using Photoshop CS and Paintshop software programs. The best part of going digital is no paper clutter or cost and you can use the pieces over and over as often as you want. This is great for crafter's with small children and those who don't want to have to pick up their paper supplies each time you use them.

I just load my pages on disk and then I can keep them safe and share with family and friends.
Thanks for looking :)

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Early Fall project box

I know it's not time to be thinking about Fall just yet. But I've been busy planning for my fall classes and creating my display samples. I wanted to show you this cute little treat box I created using a cut file from Trina Clark.
I used Digiscrapkit's "Fall Friends 4" cutting file to create the embellishments used on the box. The box is a file from SilhouetteAmerica made for use with the Silhouette SD cutting machine.
I added the scalloped border piece to the bottom of the box, and popped up the pumpkin for added interest.
I love the little loopy vines in the file and am just amazed that the Silhouette can cut such fine tiny pieces. It is really an awesome machine. If you are thinking about a replacement for that ...ahem.."other" machine, I highly recommend it!
If you haven't checked out the cutting files at Digiscrapkits, be sure and do so soon. There are so many cute ones at $1 each.
Thanks for stopping by to take a look. See you again soon!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Ladybug, Ladybug

Hi Crafter's, I'm stopping by with another little project I created using Treasure Box Designs cute little ladybug cutting pattern.
I really took liberties in changing this pattern up, but I love how cute it turned out. It'a a tag card using the front of the scalloped tag as the bugs body.
 I added the spots and highlighted them with my white gel pen. I created the ladybug word and cut it out using my silhouette die cut machine.
Doesn't he just have the cutest face? This is actually the ladybug from the Valentine collection, but it's such a versatile pattern set, that I have been using it for all kinds of projects this summer.
I added this computer generated tag to a piece of black card stock to fit inside of the card.
Some matching ladybug ribbon and you have a cute finished tag card!
 Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Wow...2 postings in 1 day!

Time to post another Treasure Box Design project in time for the newsletter this week. How about this cute little cow birthday card?
Isn't he darling? And did you know he was one of Dina's past freebie files?
Yup.....he was!!!! So if you haven't signed up for the Treasure Box Designs weekly newsletter, you better do so quick. Otherwise, you'll miss out on a cool pattern like this one!
I changed the ears and hooves to match his spots, and popped up the nose and head for a 3d effect. I cut the basic card out using my die cut machine, then ran it through my Cuttlebug using the Swiss Dots embossing folder.   I then added the red gingham paper to the base card. I was lucky enough to find cloth brads and a bow in my stash, that match perfectly!
The computer generated label reads "Holy Cow.....another Birthday?" and the inside says, "That's udderly fantastic!"
I hope you enjoy my card. Don't forget to sign up for the newsletter by going to Treasure Box Designs ,scroll down on left side and click on sign up for newsletter. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great Sunday!

Primsy Doodle Card

We are now deep into the heart of Summer, and I hope you are enjoying the slower pace of the season. I wanted to share a card I created using this cute digital stamp from Primsy Doodle. I am so excited that Lisa has chosen me to be a design member for her new team. I have loved Lisa's whimsical images since I first discovered them years ago.
How cute is this image from her Monkey Fun stamp set? This is just one of the images I chose to create my card. I can't wait to play with the others in the set as well.
I used my Copic markers to color in the image and I chalked the sky and sand. I also added some swirled embellishments behind the flowers.
My background papers are from Hobby Lobby and the flower embellishments are handmade by me.
I added some punched leaves and a cute stamped saying to finish it off.
Stop by Primsy Doodle and check out all of Lisa's cute images. You can get color images for crafting as well as her digital stamps. And the price is so unbelieveable. Priced at $1.00 for most images, you'll want to buy them all! Thanks for stopping by :)

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Little Scraps Of Heaven Designs Blog Hop

Thanks so much to those of you who visited my blog during the Splash of Summer blog hop from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs.
And especially to those who became followers. I'm so glad to have you join me.The photo frame project below was made using LSHD Road Trip Kit.

My project is a cute little frame I made to display one of my vacation photos. I loved the little Road Trip pattern kit as soon as I saw it, and knew it would be perfect for my blog hop project.

The frame is an inexpensive cloth covered chipboard frame and I used it as is. I glued the title straight to the frame and used a pop dot to pop up the car. I wanted to have the car appear to be on a road, so I simply cut a strip of grey cardstock to represent pavement and added white lines, and then popped it under the car.

I also added a road sign on one side to help balance out the frame (not included in the pattern set) 

One more look at the final project.

Thanks for coming by my blog. I hope you look around at some of the other projects I have done. 

Friday, July 1, 2011

Two new TBD projects

 I have a wedding to attend this weekend along with the July 4th celebrations, and  I'm ahead of schedule for a change. So I am dropping by with next weeks Treasure Box Designs projects to show you.
First up is my One in A Melon greeting tag card.

 This pattern is so much fun. I used only a few of the pattern pieces. There are lots more in the actual set.
I love working with these cute little bears. Especially the sweet faces. It's really what gives them a personality.
And the word art is phenomenal. I love that most of Dina's kits include the word titles. It finishes your projects off just right.
It's the perfect pattern set for all of your summertime cards, layouts or invitations.

My next project is a greeting card that would be perfect for any masculine occasion. Perfect for hubby, a brother, or a little boy's birthday card.
It's from the Treasure Box Design pattern set, Hooked On You
I kept this card fairly simple and added only the brads, to keep the masculine appeal.
Love the little buggy eyed worm!

Again, I used just several pieces from the pattern kit. The actual set contains a cute boy fishing, cattails and lots more.

Thanks for stopping by my blog, and have a safe and wonderful July 4th!