Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Peas in a Pod Layout from PPBN Designs

Today I am sharing a project over to the PPBN Designs blog. I created this two page layout us the Peas in a Pod set. I created this using the Cricut Explore .  I love all PPBN Designs svg files and make scrapbooking a snap.  I had wanted to include pictures of my two granddaughters, but had to go out of state for a funeral and time got away from me.  I can't wait to add these pages to their books.  You want to complete albums quickly and still have the best pages around, then you need to see all the great sets available.  Did you do our blog hop at Exploring Cricut and More this week?  If not, still time and be sure to check out my Monday post and leave me a comment for a chance to win a great prize package I will be sending some lucky winner!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Tuesday at Exploring Cricut and More

Hello! Did you get a chance to join in our Christmas in July Blog Hop? If not, you still have time to check it out and leave us some love! Today I am filling in for Mandy at Exploring Cricut and More. My sister has a birthday this coming week and since I had to go back home for a funeral, and  I decided to take her birthday with me. I love the box cards and this is the second one I have done now since I had my Cricut Explore for a few days. I used the SVG Cuts file Florals Box Card from the Boxed Card collection. I used the Echo Park pattern paper and cardstock from Bazzill and Michaels. I also used some pearls from Kaiser Crafts.  I love how they give you the measurements for the cards and elements so it is so easy to whip up!  Try one today!  Be sure to enter our challenge this week for lots of goodies!!!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Exploring Cricut and More Blog Hop and Challenge

Welcome! If you have arrived here from Michelle S's blog you have reached the last stop before going back to the main blog.  I hope that you have enjoyed all the great projects our DT has shown you today.  Now, I am sharing a few things.  I am not trying to be an over achiever, but love Christmas projects and got a little carried away on this challenge lol.  I hope you will bear with me and look at all these goodies and maybe you will want to make some yourself.  At the end, you will see some blog candy I am giving away this week too.
For my first project I am sharing, I used my Silhouette machine and made these adorable Snowman box, Santa card, and small gift box from SVG Cuts Christmas Open House set.  The Snowman was not hard when you actually watch Mary put it together and not try to do it on your own.  One thing I like is she shows you exactly how each fold goes and makes it easier.  The hat comes off and you can fill with a treat.  The card was super easy and I used the cuttlebug to emboss his beard and mustache.  The box is actually one piece of cardstock and the band slides off and you can fill it with goodies.  Makes great boxes for some candy when you want to give someone a little gift without breaking the budget!!!

Now this is my favorite project of all.  I made this for my granddaughter Mary-Kate because she loves the Elf movie.  Now a few others in the family want one too lol.  I used my Silhouette Cameo for this project too and purchased the files at the Silhouette store.  I used the verse file#36164 and the elf feet file#23767.  I used HTV and my heat press.  The red is glitter vinyl which makes it pop.  Pictures do not do this justice at all.
Well this is a last minute quick project.  I got a Cricut Explore this week and made these two projects very quickly. I used the canvas design to lay out the bag and the picture which is a feature I like.  The bag the images are from Stretch Your Imagination and TC December 25.  The picture is cardstock and the images are from TC December 25 and the frame is from Dollar Tree.  Nice inexpensive gift for someone.  Since I had only done the card you make when you start the Explore, not too bad.  I then ventured with svg files that you saw in my Sunday project.
Now for a little blog candy.  Please leave me a comment and let me know which was your favorite project and be sure to be a follower of my blog to be considered for the prize.  I can only send in the US due to shipping cost.  Please make sure to post your email too.  Winners will be announce on Sunday, August 3.
Now you have finished the hop so go back to Exploring Cricut and More and leave us a comment.  I hope to see you enter the challenge too for a chance to win other prizes.  If you missed any of the DT blogs, here is the list to go hopping!





Rae Ann


Michelle N





Michelle S


Exploring Cricut and More

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Sunday Project at Exploring Cricut and More

Hello and happy Sunday to all!  Today I have the post over to my other blog Exploring Cricut and More and I am sharing this adorable card I created with the Cricut Explore machine and SVG Cuts Box Cards Strawberry card.  I love all the cards in this set, but this might be my favorite, could be cause I love strawberries. I just used pattern paper from Michaels and cardstock too.  I did run the berries through the cuttlebug to give them the seed look.  I haven't stamped the front yet because I am not sure what I am going to use it for yet.  This card is so easy and it was done with no problems at all.  Leo and Mary tell you the size your cuts need to be and all you have to do is just go in and size and it comes out perfect.  I added a little stickles and called it a card!  Believe it or not, but this is the second thing I did with the Explore when I got it.  I first made the card they have you make and jumped right in.  I prepared myself with watching lots of videos and special thanks to Ken and Joy for making them so easy!!!  Be sure to join us tomorrow for a new challenge and we are having a blog hop too so don't miss it or you might miss out on some great prizes.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Blog Post for PPBN Designs today

Welcome! Today I have the blog post over at and I have created a couple of her new svg files.  The first one is a quick and easy shaped Birthday Girl card.  I loved how easy this was to cut and put together.  I used my Silhouette Cameo and just cardstock and added a little stickles.
My second project for today is a scrapbook page I created with a new file called Off to Kindergarten and used some elements from one of the older files called First Day of Preschool.  For this layout I used paper from a Me and My Big Ideas school stack, Michaels cardstock and added some ribbon.  My little granddaughter will be going to kindergarten in about 3 weeks so I am ready for that first picture.  I used my Silhouette Cameo for this one too.  I did receive my Cricut Explore today so I will be working on learning it and creating in both!!!  Love my toys!  Stop over to PPBN Designs and check out all the great files for the crafter on a budget!  Take a look at her fantastic club too!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Monday with at the Snapdragon Snippets Blog

Happy Monday!!!  Today I am sharing a project over to the Snapdragon Snippets blog.  I created some thank you cards using the 5 Petal Flower card file #27666 and the 5 flower envelope file#27667.  These are so easy to use and think of the combinations you can make!  I am always needing thank you cards, so these are so easy to mass produce.  I used some old Stampin Up papers that were double sided in blue and green and added cardstock.  Just added stickles and a jewel and they are ready for me to write my note inside.  The envelopes are quick and easy to use.  Check out these files in the Silhouette store and make some cards today!!!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

A Little Magnet Fun with Magical Ponies

Welcome to the Wednesday project for the  PPBN Designs blog. Today I am sharing the little ponies svg files. My little granddaughter loves playing with magnets on her board or the refrigerator so I turned her favorite characters right now into magnets. I used the Pink Pony, Purple Sparkle, Butterfly Pony, Rainbow Pony, and Rare Pony. She will be so surprised when I pick her up today!!! These are so cute and easy to do. I just cut them with cardstock , added stickles to glam them up and placed a magnet on the back. We love sparkles!!! Be sure to check out these and all the other great files at PPBN Designs. Be sure to check out the fabulous membership deal too! Do you like free??? Well, how about 60 free images a month!!!  Stop by PPBN Designs. for details

Monday, July 14, 2014

New challenge at Exploring Cricut and More

Welcome to another project today for Exploring Cricut and More. Today we have a "Anything Goes" challenge. You can create a card, layout, or paper craft using any die cut machine, but must include two die cuts!!! Very easy and we hope you will join us. I made a couple quick scrapbook pages using just two of the six layout ideas for MyScrapChick Quick Daisy set.  I love this and I have some pictures of my cuties to use on these pages.  I had some scraps of CTMH pattern paper and used their cardstock too.  Love how these turned out.  Please join us this week and show us your stuff! Link your project by Saturday, July 19.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

A Little Frozen Sunday Project

Happy Sunday! Today I have a project over at Exploring Cricut and More and I am sharing a gift bag and card today. My little granddaughter Peyton recently had her 5th birthday and her theme was Frozen so the good Nana I am, I decided to stay with her theme! I made a gift bag and a card in the box. I used my Silhouette Cameo and several svg files. I used Snapdragon Snippets July 4th card in the box, file#61113 and the envelope file#60587 that you can buy in the Silhouette store but of course I did not use the designs in it.  I love this card because it is larger than most of the card boxes I have found.  For the bag and card, I used files from PPBN Designs, I used most of the characters from the Let It Go Set and From the First Time and from Little Scraps of Heaven, I used files from their Ice Princess set, the Princess and the ice and snow.  I think the snowflakes too which I stamped Happy Birthday and from us.  I just used a font in the software to make the number 5.  I used some paper from Bo Bunny and cardstock from Michaels.  The shiny bag is from the good old Dollar Tree.  I used a brad on the card and it was from Hobby Lobby.  I forgot to photograph her other packages, but I wrapped them in white and just added blue bows and in the center added a big snowflake brad like on the card. This was fun to make.  I think I made the character 2.25 inches and they worked perfectly for this card.  I think the final measurements of the card was 7 x 7 and I was glad they made the envelope to fit it and it was so easy to make.  Think of the characters you could make for a little ones card!!! Sorry for the bag picture so hard photographing a shiny bag!!! Join us tomorrow for a new challenge!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Sweet As Honey with PPBN Designs

Welcome to my blog post for the PPBN Designs blog. Today I have created a two page layout using the svg files from PPBN Designs.  I used Sweet as Honey title, Cute Single Honey Bee, Honeybee on Flower and Cute Flying Bee.  These were fun and easy to use.  I decided just to use cardstock so that the designs did not get lost in background paper and love these colors.  These pages are all ready for my little angel granddaughters pictures.  Stop by PPBN Designs and check out all the files and also check out her monthly club!  For only $7 a month you will receive 60 free designs a month plus 40% off all your other files.  Great deal!!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Exploring Cricut and More Post

Well I was not suppose to do a post today over at Exploring Cricut, but things happen so I had to get a quick card together.  I used a ball hat svg file from SVG Cutting Files and my Silhouette Cameo.  This is a quick and easy card that you can customize to your favorite team in any color.  I just used cardstock and made some stitches with a white pen and used a font in my collection in the Designer software.

Monday, July 7, 2014

My post for Snapdragon Snippets

Welcome to my blog post over at Snapdragon Snippets. I created a two page layout using the files #10351 Our Trip to the Aquarium, file#53887 fish, file #53888 and file# 53891 seaweeed and file #53892 Under the Sea.  These were great files and can be purchased in the Silhouette Store.  I used some CTMH pattern paper and cardstock in my stash along with some stickles.

Friday, July 4, 2014

4th of July Post over at Snapdragon Snippets

Happy 4th of July. I hope you all enjoy a happy and safe holiday weekend.  Today I am filling in over at the Snapdragon Snippets blog with this great 4th of July card in a box.  I love this file because it is bigger than most I have made and they even made an envelope for the size.  You can purchase these files over at the Silhouette Store.  The card is file#61113 and the envelope is file#60587.  I used mostly cardstock and found this pattern paper in my stash and really not sure where it came from.  I think Hobby Lobby but do not hold me to it!!!  I know today is the 4th so you will want to start working on other cards, but this base is so easy to adapt to other holidays and occasions.  I recently used this for my granddaughters birthday and you will see that soon.  Enjoy your holiday, but take some time and enter the contest that Snapdragon Snippets and SVG Attic have this month.  It is called "Anything Goes" and all you have to do is created a project using any of the files from either company.  Some nice prizes too!!! Go either to SVG Attic or Snapdragon Snippets
Snapdragon Snippets

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

My Project over at PPBN Desgns blog

Welcome to another project for PPBN Designs blog Today I am sharing with you sharing this July calendar page.  I make lots of projects for design teams and for my personal blog and love a nice way to keep them all right in front of me!  I used the files July title and 4th of July balloons for this project.  Now my calendar for the month is bright and cheerful!  Be sure to check out all the great svg files over at PPBN Designs and you can create wonderful projects.  Be sure to check out being a member too because you get daily freebies and special discounts!!!  Material information below the picture for this page.  Try one today and put it on your refrigerator for all those kids events you do not want to forget!!!!
Materials Used:
Machine-Silhouette Cameo
Files-PPBN Designs-July title and 4th of July Balloons
Pattern Paper-scraps from Reminisce

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Special Post today over at Exploring Cricut and More

Welcome to my post for Exploring Cricut and More.  Today I have a  special post that is sponsored from one of my favorite companies, Expressions Vinyl.  I buy all my vinyl for all the different projects I create from them.  Today I have some projects to share with you that I used Siser Easyweed HTV (heat transfer vinyl) and outdoor vinyl Oracle 651.  Be sure to read all the way to the end for an awesome giveaway!!

Today these lovely models, Katie and Peyton are wearing some t-shirts I made with Expressions Vinyl HTV Siser Easyweed in the colors white, red and royal blue.  The vinyl is a breeze to use and I do use a heat press, but before I bought it I used a hot iron and had no issues with it.  For this shirt I used my Silhouette Cameo and svg files from Miss Kate Cuttables called" Our Little Firecracker." I am lucky enough to have 2 of them!!! The doll shirt was from a company called Punch Place Plus and I used stars in the Silhouette software and the Arial font.
It was easy to cut and layout where I wanted them and then applied the heat with my heat press.
Sorry for the lighting in my photos here, but the weather was not cooperating and for a couple days had only clouds and rain.  Now for these projects I used the Oracle 651 outdoor vinyl in the colors white, red and gentian.  Makes perfect items to use in your holiday plans for this weekend.
For the drink mug I used Lori Whitlock file#29392 in the Silhouette store and it was really easy to apply laying the vinyl.  For the drink holder which is from the Dollar Tree, I used part of Miss Kate Cuttables  USA Title file.
This little utensil holder has some of the graphics from Miss Kate Cuttables Our Little Firecracker set.  I picked up this holder at Michaels.
The wood sign is made from Pine wood and I sprayed it with Rustoleum Painters Touch 2 x paint.  I used a 4th of July image from My Vinyl Designer kwdesigns002. The star border is from the Silhouette store and it is file#28951.
The flower vase has no vinyl only paper and I used a file from SVG Cuts Mom's Garden set.  this was so easy to make.  My little cupcake holder is a glass candlestick I got at the Goodwill store with a old glass plate which I glued to it.  I made the cupcake toppers and the straw toppers with file  #44925 from the Silhouette store.
Now my granddaughters and table are all ready for the 4th celebrations with the help of Expressions Vinyl.  Just think of the ideas you can come up with!  You can cut your vinyl in any die cut machine and start creating some great projects for your home and family!!  To help you get started with this, Expressions Vinyl and Exploring Cricut & More will give a $25.00 gift certificate.  You must leave a comment at Exploring Cricut & More and be a follower of our blog.  Remember, you can find us on Facebook and Pinterest too.  Most of all, be sure to head over to Expressions Vinyl and check out all the different vinyl and colors.  They even have tutorials to show you how to do your projects. Don't forget we have a challenge this week too.  Winner will be picked from the comments with and you have till Saturday, July 5 to check us out.  I will announce the winner of the certificate at the time we announce the Top 3 Crafters for the challenge.

New Contest at Snapdragon Snippets and SVG Attic

Happy July 1! This year is flying by way too fast! Today over at Snapdragon Snippets blog and SVG Attic  we are having a "Anything Goes" contest. You can create any project using either files from Snapdragon Snippets which can be purchased in the Silhouette store or from SVG Attic site. I made this star shaped candy dish from Snapdragon Snippets file # 61111 .  I used cardstock from Recollections Michaels. This was an easy project and my husband thought it was made of wood instead of cardstock since it is so sturdy!!!  Contest rules under my pictures!  Can't wait to see what you create!

Contest Rules
• Become a follower of SnapDragon Snippets' and SVG Attic's blogs.

• Create any type of project using at least one recognizable element from a SnapDragon Snippets or SVG Attic file.

• You have until Midnight CST on July 31, 2014. Designs submitted after the deadline will not be included in the judging.

• Submit your entry by clicking on the inLinkz button below. If you do not have a blog, you can also enter by posting a picture of your project on our SnapDragon Snippets or SVG Attic Facebook pages and state it is for the contest.

• Please only provide the link to your blog post itself and not your blog in general. • You may enter as many times as you want for this contest.

• You may enter your project into as many different challenges as you want.

• Please include a link back to this contest post in your project's blog post.

• Not a requirement, but we would love for you to "Like" SnapDragon Snippets and SVG Attic on Facebook if you haven't already done so!

Prizes First Place: $25 Gift Certificate to SVG Attic

Second Place: $15 Gift Certificate to SVG Attic

Third Place: $10 Gift Certificate to SVG Attic

• Judging will be done by the Creative team members and Designers.

• Top 5 will be announced on August 3, 2014.

 From that point the fans choose the top 3!

 The pictures will be placed on Facebook and the three with the most "likes" will win.

Good luck and happy crafting!