Sunday, January 29, 2012

I've been Rockin' and Rollin'!

Happy CHA weekend! I cannot wait to see all the neat tools, paper and embellishments that are going to be revealed this weekend! Well, maybe I can wait... The longer I stay away from looking at them, the healthier my bank account will be! lol..  But, do you know how envious of all the people that are there right now??? Many of my friends are there, and thus, it's been so quiet everywhere...  and my hubby is gone on his annual conference right now, so yeah, I'm basically just talking to myself. 

Anyway, so with this time that I had last night, this new kit from SVG Cuts was just calling out my name... What a perfect opportunity to play!  Have you seen it?  It's the 50's collection - Rockin and Rollin SVG Kit - and it has a 3D jukebox, stack of records box, those really cute Kate's silhouettes in 50's style with the poodle skirt... Sooo cute! Love!!  I don't usually just make something the way it was meant to be (I love to alter files) but this, I just HAD to make!

...and guess what papers I used?  That's right - it's the Happy Days from Echo Park!  That just was made for this project!

I wanted to make it a Valentine-y jukebox (just feelin' the love), so here's what I put together :)


The jukebox is the original size as it comes in the kit, and stands almost 7" tall.  You can put tealights or even little candies inside (from the back). 

I just blinged it up a bit with the i-rock mirrors, and Stickles glitter.  I used Twinery twine for the accent border, on girl's ponytail and on her skirt.  Oh, and I had some patterned vellum paper (this one was dots) so I put it through the printer to give it some warm color :)




I was really excited to use this stamp from Unity Stamp Company - it was perfect! It's a stamp from the Love Bug set, and I also used 'xoxo' stamp on the panel area.


This is not the best pic, and couldn't find a tealight, so I stuck a flashlight in the back, but you can see how it looks when it lights up! The top vellum is supposed to show light, too, but it's not so good here.


Anyway, yeah, this file rocks - you've gotta play with it, too! Get it while it's free this week! :)

Thanks for stopping by, and have a crafty weekend!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Sending my love - Unity Facebook Valentine Challenge.

Happy Wednesday everyone!

So, last weekend, we had a family birthday party for my little girl, and she was ecstatic to find out that I've made her a party hat. (My little guy pulled his from his birthday and wore it as well!) It was so hard to get any good shots, but I'll share her pic with you! Doesn't she look happy? and mischievous? hehe... don't pay attention to all the food around her mouth!


Anyway, so today, I've got a little project that I made to enter in for the Unity Stamp Company's "Valentine" Facebook Challenge. I've been getting into these contests lately - it's a good motivator to use things I buy!

For this project, I decided to take the gorgeous flat heart box (Love Me Do SVG Kit) that Mary designed, and embellish it all kinds of goodies that I've been into lately - burlap, stitching, pennants, twine, buttons, clothespin,3D flowers... and oh, I've been loving the kraft papers as well! I found these beautiful papers from Canvas Corp and I just had to make one of these!

Here it is!


The challenge is to create any Valentine project using their stamps. For this project - I used stamps from 4 various sets. They are Itty Bitty Time & Seasons No. from Echo Park, Carnivale Alpha from Marah Johnson, Lovely Bits & Baubles from Lisa Hetrick, and lastly, but not least, I personalized my project using A Handmade Holiday from Webster's Pages.


I used the numbers to form the date... and strung it with twine from The Twinery.



I love this little tab that I made - I used a background heart stamp from Lovely Bits & Baubles set and folded in half!


The flower is from Crush on You Boxes SVG Kit - these flowers are so gorgeous and so simple to make!


Here's the look from the side - I took the alpha stamps to spell out LOVE :)


... and lastly but not least, I used my 'mod paperie' stamp that I made from Teresa Collins Stampmaker and personalized my project!

This challenge goes until February 14, and I guess that there will be top choices chosen from Unity and then all the Unity friends will get to vote on which one shall be the winner. So, JUST IN CASE, if I do miraculously get into the top choices, I will love you so much ( I love you anyway, but will love you more) if you can vote for me! I will be away on a cruise during this time, so I won't even have access to the internet!

Okie dokie! Time to go - but yes, be patient on that SVG Cuts new release - Leo has teased you all about it, but it is worth waiting for. It ALWAYS IS WORTH WAITING FOR. :)

Have a great day everyone!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

I think that I'm in love... with stamps!

Hey all! As I stated on FB, I find that things have been a little slow all around... my friends have all been quiet online (I know that some of you have been getting ready for CHA, some are away on a nice vacation, and some may be just plain ignoring me... which is totally okay, too! lol...:) ), and the weather is just too cold - we all refuse to go outside... So, other than taking my son to preschool and my NO CHOICE grocery shopping that I have to do - I'm staying put, right here. It's -30 degrees Celcius without the windchill in Calgary (it's -22 degrees Fahrenheit... Brrrrr!) and hear it's going to last for another few days... my hands are frozen and so cold, it refuses to craft! (Actually my kids have been getting into lots of trouble - and I'm busy cleaning up after them all day.  They either play with water (fill up toy crates with water and let all the toys float) or write on the walls...  I got upset at them yesterday, and told them there is no more of that, and today... I see them drawing... on their faces! lol...

Anyway, I got some new stamps in the mail yesterday, so I played with them last night... I just LOVE LOVE LOVE sentiment stamps - I find that any cards can be so beautiful if the sentiment stamps are pretty and has a deep meaning...  (I think that I may be addicted...)  I keep thinking that I have enough stamps, and with all the amazing ones too that I get from Punkin' Patch Stamps, but I can't stop looking at them, and keep on putting things into the cart! 

These cards are not too fancy - (again, remember that I made three in like 2 hours) but I just wanted you to see how beautiful these stamps are!

The first is a 'love you' card - stamps from Technique Tuesday Love Always Wins..  I just stamped the same sentiments repeatedly, and stamped a different one at the bottom as the focus.  I stitched all around the card as well :)



I also got some Stella & Rose papers on clearance the other day (these are BEAUTIFUL papers, and even though I already have the small stack at home, I had to get the big sheets)

So, with these, I used my Unity itty bitty On the Bright Side stamp and this is what I came up with:



I also used the same papers to make another simple one, using Unity itty bitty enjoy. explore. believe. stamp. I also used the Tim Holtz ideo.logy pins to dress the card up a bit.



So, that's it!

Hope that you enjoyed my cards, and yeah, if you happen to stumble to this blog post, don't ignore me... say hi! I love having company :)

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Party hat for my cupcake princess :)

Hello all!!!  I've noticed that I've had a few new followers in the last little while, so in case I haven't officially "met" you, just wanted to say "Hi!" and glad that you're all here!

So, way back last year, I made a party hat for my little boy for his birthday...  (for his hat and other things that I made for him, see this link) He loved it and he still wears it from time to time.  So.... with my girl's 3rd birthday coming up, she personally requested to have a party hat made for her :)

Last Hallowe'en, she wore a cupcake fairy costume... (when you ask her right now what she wore, she'll reply back with "pancake princess."  I don't know how the cupcake fairy turned into a pancake princess... but I think that it's cute! Anyway, I came across some cupcakes stickers on the Little Girl collection by Echo Park paper, and thought that it would be really cute to make a hat out of these papers.

I used the party hat SVG from SVG Cuts freebies (this file is awesome!)  and kept it really simple by not using too much SVGs this time, but using all the cute stickers that came with the kit.  I really need to do this more often... I use up the papers but have all the stickers from every single paper collection that I buy!  and it's seriously super cute!

I secretly whipped these up while she was napping the other day and then today, I had to take some pics while she was again sleeping.  Can't wait to show them to her!





To make the beautiful rosettes, I used Threaded Rosettes SVG from this collection.  It's super simple and adds so much to a project!



I even made a matching wand for her :)



Anyway, it's a short post, but just wanted to share!

Have a crafty day everyone!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

All-in-one Valentine's - SVG Cuts DT project.

Hey everyone! I'm excited to be able to share with you my latest project for SVG Cuts today!!!!

Aren't you excited, or is it just me?  lol... Well, now that you're here, you may as well stick around and see what I've got in the store for ya! Sounds good? (I wrote the first part of this post earlier today, so yeah, I'm sure most will have seen it by now! lol...)

So, any one of you lookin' for some good gift ideas to give to your special someone on Valentine's day?  Do any of you think a month ahead? Hehe... well, I thought that I should get myself organized and get this posted, because what good would it do to see this project idea a day or two before the big heart day?

For those that know me, I always like putting twists on things. I don't know why, but I feed the need to make things a bit different in order to satisfy my creativity.  You know what I mean?  or is it just me? Anyway, this time, I took the Antique Book Matchbox file from Spirits of Christmas Past SVG Kit... and instead... of just a matchbox portion that slides out from the book, I made it actually into a book! and with a window inside that you can look into the compartment!

Well, maybe it's faster to show you my project! Here it is!


So, this is the cover! Isn't it pretty? I am so loving the roses from Crush on You Boxes SVG Kit! You see the 'xoxo' stamp here?? Well, that is one of the stamps from the beautiful Valentine stamp set from Punkin' Patch Stamps - All You Need is Love, by amazing Mary Rudakas! (She's the mastermind behind all those fantastic files at SVG Cuts) It's pre-order right now, but it'll be shipped out mid-next week, so hurry! Get your order in! It's so pretty! The pen tip nib is from Tim Holtz Ideo.logy collection.


All the sentiments that you see here, except for the coupons which you shall see in a bit, all comes from the same stamp set.


Then you untie the ribbon at the side... (Well, you're technically supposed to 'unlock' the padlock with the key...) and it opens up into a card!

Happy Valentine's Day!


... and wouldn't it be so sweet to give your sweetheart some truffles? Yummy! (Duh! It's paper!) Anyway, these truffles are mounted with foam tape onto a 3D rectangle pop-out - so it does jump out to the recipient!


Then you turn the page... (yup, there's more!)...


It opens up into a 'coupon' gift page! Here are the coupons upclose:


You can personalize the coupons and make it even more romantic! (I don't wanna know what you're gonna write!)

And... lastly, but not least, is yummy sweets box!


You can even pull out the compartment (which is supposed to serve as the 'pages' portion of the book) and filled them with jelly beans!


So, that's my project! Hope you liked it!

Again, if you want to get more scoop on how to make this project in detail, please visit SVG Cuts' blog! or go visit them anyway, and leave me some love there! Let Leo and Mary know how much you love me! Hehe.

If you LOVED the stamps, then I say that you order them now, in time for you to make your Valentine projects!

All You Need is Love stamp set


I think that's it for now - hope to be back again sooner than later! Ciao!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Smile! It's another beautiful day! - Itty Bitty Challenge.

Happy Monday! 

My kids are back in school today, and things finally seem to be settling down...  Been a little more back into my craft self, and made another card to enter for the Unity Itty Bitty Challenge on FB.

For this card, I used 3 different stamps and combined them to make a card.  I think that these stamps go so perfectly together, like it should've been made together as a set!  Didn't use a cutting machine for this - just a straight forward stamp, cutting with my hands and gluing on some embellishments - and so happy with the way this turned out!

Ta-da! Here's the card!


I used papers from For the Record by Echo Park (which I LOVE!)


This sentiment stamp comes from Bitty Echo Park Smile!


This is Snapshots Itty Bitty from Simple Stories. The art on these stamps are amazing! Love the distressed, antique look to them!

...and to complete the card, I just had to use the Film Strip Ribbon from Ideology by Tim Holtz. Just been loving his embellishments, and I'm always looking for places to used them!


The background calendar stamp that you see on the back is from year.o.graphy - best day Itty Bitty from Simple Stories.

So, that's it! Hope that I've inspired you today! Wish me luck everyone and promise... SVG Cuts DT project post coming real soon!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

In the direction of your heart. - Itty Bitty Challenge.

Sorry for the loong absence in my projects, and glad that you're back here again! Thanks for not forgetting about me!

Today, just wanted to share a simple card with you all, using a quote that should be my 'motto' for this year.  "Go in the direction of your heart."  Isn't that simply beautiful?  Love this stamp from Unity Stamp Company, and had to make a card to submit for the Unity Itty Bitty Facebook Challenge.

I've been loving the Unity Stamps recently, because of the beautiful quotes and art that is available as stamps.  Not only that, they have challenges on their blog and the FB page, with great prizes, so have been joining in on the fun!

Here's the card:


Yeah, I know this is not going to fit into the envelope, but I commonly see elements off the page, and I just love this look! I had to try it!  So yeah, whomever that wants this card - I'm not sending it, so come pick it up :)

The banner and pennant strip that you see here is from My Mind's Eye kraft Fun Day collection.  The twine, too, also comes from that collection.  LOVE the natural colors!  I machine stitched the pennant borders onto the card.


I'm loving this balloon! and decided to stamp them onto various Yours Truly papers from Echo Park and paper pierce them onto the original stamped image. It's adhered onto the card using foam tape so that it pops out.  This is the Absolutely Priceless Itty Bitty by Simple Stories :)  I also added a few clouds, too!


... and this compass comes from the Direction of Your Heart Itty Bitty by Unity, and mounted this onto the perfect compass base file from SVG Cuts. I topped it with a game spinner from Tim Holtz Ideology.


This sentiment comes with the above Itty Bitty and love how it has a distressed look.

Anyway, I'm off to finish my write up for my DT project for SVG Cuts... will finish that off, so look for it soon! I'm featuring stamps from their new Punkin' Patch Stamps All You Need is Love, too! Can't wait to share!

Until then... wish me luck for this challenge!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy New Year! I've got a gift for you all!

Happy New Year everyone! I hope that you all had a wonderful holiday season with your family and friends.  I sure did, and although it was hectic, I also got a chance to relax and have fun at the same time.

However, it's now the 2nd, and time to get back into crafty mode!  My blog has been feeling pretty lonely recently and hope to create a few things in the next week...

For now, to help myself and YOU get organized, I have put together PDF sheets of all the past SVG Cuts freebie downloads.  They are NOT in the correct order, but everything is there, and it should make it MUCH easier for you to see what wonderful free files there are from SVG Cuts

In one sheet, I have 35 freebies on it, with the exception of the two sheets - I just got too excited and wanted to print those off right away!  It is pretty much up-to-date, except for the latest ID Tags that is missing, which will be on the next sheet.

If you would like to download the SVG file, you can go to the SVG Cuts blog, and in the search bar (bottom right of the page), type the name of the file and should pull it up for you!

PDF 11 is the newest, but for those that is new here, I've put up the download online so everyone can feel free and download.  I have rescanned the past ones, which were faint, so the resolution should be better as well.

Enjoy! and I would appreciate it if you can leave a quick comment here letting me know that you've downloaded it!  Just lets me know how many of you come visit here <3 and you know I LOVE comments!

SVG Cuts Freebie Download sheets

PDF 10
PDF 11

Please let me know if you have any problems! Thanks and have a great day!


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