Saturday, December 31, 2011

SVG info for my Christmas Cards

Good morning!  I’ve had so many people email me and ask where I got the die cuts for these Christmas cards, so I thought I’d let you know here.  They used to be a free SVG file on Cheryl First’s blog, however, it is no longer a freebie.  Here’s her note from her blog about this:
This file is no longer available as a freebie!
If you wish to purchase the file, cost is $1.50. I accept Paypal payments only for my files. Payment can be sent to my yahoo email address. Please make sure to include the email address you want me to send the file to in your payment, as well as a note indicating which of my files you are purchasing.
Thank you!
email: cherylfirst1@yahoo.com
 
In other news… tomorrow is January 1st—WOOHOO!  I will be here with a “New Release” post from Doodle Pantry!  So come on back and see what’s being released!!  Hope you have fun, safe and happy celebrating tonight!!

Monday, December 26, 2011

Breast Cancer Awareness Freebies

Oops, I kinda jumped the gun a li’l bit and posted my card for this yesterday, when the freebie wasn’t in the store yet!  It is now, so please hop on over to pick up your freebies and grab the blinky at the end if you care to help us spread the word about BCA awareness FREE DIGIS… and remember to do your self exam… the life you help save could be your own!! 
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(receive both file formats in one download)

Card by: Sue

Close up by: Sue


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Card by: Kristine

Ornament by: Sue

Even though our emphasis is Breast Cancer Awareness,
the Ribbon stands for so many other Awareness.
Below are the
January Awareness Ribbon Colors:

Cervical Health Awareness Month (Teal & White Ribbon):
www.nccc-online.org/awareness.html

National Birth Defects Prevention Month (Pink & Blue Ribbon): www.nbdpn.org/current/resources/bdpm2010.html

Thyroid Awareness Month (Thyroid Cancer Ribbon):
www.aace.com

Glaucoma Awareness Month (Green Ribbon):
http://www.preventblindness.org/news/observe.html

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Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas and a BCA Freebie

Hope you’re all having a blessed Christmas day today with your loved ones!

“For Unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.”  Luke 2:11 

My first card today uses an older digi from Designed 2 Delight called Bethlehem.  My 2nd card uses a new SVG from McMahon Five Designs… and it’s FREE this month!!  Also, there is a beautiful snowflake digi FREEBIE for Breast Cancer Awareness.  We release a new BCA freebie on the 25th each month.

MERRY CHRISTMAS friends!!
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Saturday, December 24, 2011

Make a Scene - Valentine Couple

Hi, I’m back… for the 3rd day in a row—woot, woot!  I just HAD to get one more scenario sets from Digi Drawn and play in the La-La Land Crafts weekly theme challenge:  “all white except for image”.   I also noticed more challenges at Feline Playful blog having the same challenge, so here I go!! 
 
Stamps I used are Darling Marci & Amour Luka from La-La Land Crafts, and then the Tea Party scenario set from Digi Drawn.  I added some fancy corners to my image and paper pierced holes in between them.  Then I added 4 doilies on my base layer and paper pierced around the scallops for an elegant touch.  I really love these li’l scenarios ~ and perfect for Valentine’s Day … OR an anniversary!  My hubby and I just celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary this week *Ü*
 
CHALLENGES I’M ENTERING THIS INTO:
La-La Land Crafts:  Customer Gallery
Cards and More:  Monochromatic
City Crafter Challenge:  Winter White
Try it On Tuesday:  anything goes
Digi Doodle Shops Best:  anything goes
Sarah Hurley Challenges:  coloring
The Paper Shelter:  Look of Lace
Paper Pretties:  red/white/your choice (yellow)
 
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Friday, December 23, 2011

Mod Marci ~ Colby Caillat Inspired

I am really enjoying this time off during Christmas break… although I thought my girls and I would be baking more, which we did a li’l bit of but these last couple of days we’ve been on a crafting spree… lucky for my readers as that means more eye candy for you!  (ha!)

This is Mod Marci and I sat her on the newly released Garden Bench.    Are you familiar with Colby Caillat’s song, “Bubbly”?  This card is totally inspired by that song.  I stamped Marci first and then I masked her and used my Stamp-a-ma-jig for perfect placement of the bench.  I cut out some music notes with my Cricut and the grass is a die by My Favorite Things.  The paper is from this month’s Key Ingredients kit from Taylored Expressions.  Here’s a close up…
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CHALLENGES I’M ENTERING THIS INTO:

Digi Doodle Shop's Best:  anything goes
Flutterby Wednesday:  use a butterfly, angel or fairy
La-La Land Crafts:  Customer Gallery
My Mum’s Craft Shop Challenges:  anything goes
The Poodles Parlour:  Song Title inspired
Scrapbook Sisters:  anything goes
Sarah Hurley Challenges: coloring
Meljen’s:  no rectangle cards
Bearly Mine CHallenges:  anything goes
Ribbon Carousel Challenge:  use spooled item (twine)

THanks for dropping by!!  I do have one more card to post on Sunday… as M5D always releases a new “Breast Cancer Awareness” freebie on the 25th of each month.  I’m sure not many will be online that day, so I’ll be sure to leave it up for several days so you don’t miss it.  ;)  I’m so nice right?  haha. 
Ciao for now!!

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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Make a Scene! Digi Drawn & La-La Land

Hi, I’m back today with possibly the most fun card I’ve made … this week anyways!  LOL.  I love playing around with digis and making a scene with them.   Have you seen Maureen’s beautiful sets at Digi Drawn??  I just discovered them and knew exactly what stamps I wanted to pair this “Sweet Dreams” set with!  Sitting on the bed is Capri Marci… she is missing her friend Autumn (in the picture frame on the wall).  But good thing she has her dog, Tuffy to keep her company.  When he’s out and about, she’s got lots of stuffed animal friends to play with, like Panda, and Teddy. 

To add to the bedroom scene, I prettied her walls with some wall digi paper, and gave the carpet some texture in Photoshop.  Also added the frame in PS.  The zigzag stitching is done in sparkly gold thread to tie in the throw pillow and lamp.  *Ü*  There are more fun sets at Digi Drawn that I can’t wait to get my hands on.  These are so fun!!  If you’d like a tutorial on how to combine digis and work in PS, see my tutorials link above.  Thanks for stopping by!! 

CHALLENGES I'M ENTERING THIS INTO:

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My Daughters are the BEST!!

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Today I'm just sharing some family stuff... yesterday was my 15th wedding anniversary and my girls (ages 11 & 13) made us a yummy cake while we were at work and then while my hubby and I went out for dinner here in town the girls set a nice table, complete with candles, the cake, and cards they made!  Very cute and thoughtful of them, and we felt so loved.  THANK YOU GIRLS!! 

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Thanks for stopping by today!!  Hope you all have a MERRY CHRISTMAS and I'll see ya again soon!! 
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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

CDAC Freebie Challenge #9

Love is in the air... can you feel it??  My 15th wedding anniversary is tomorrow!  We had a beautiful Christmas wedding and decorated the church with Christmas trees.  Of course getting married in the winter proved challenging when it came time to fly somewhere for our honeymoon… nothing was coming or going for 3 days!  Anyways… hubby doesn’t read my blog so I’ll spare you the sentimental schtuff.  *Ü*  Onto today’s card….
 
My sister and I have just recently come across the CDAC Freebie Challenges and so we did the “Buy-in” option last challenge (paid $1 to grab the image package) and jumped in!  I decided to make a  Tent Topper Card using the empty globe digi by Crafty Ann’s.   Inside the globe, I added Cupid Marci (that will be released on January 5 at La-La Land Crafts!)  and added some rub-ons for the sentiments and white hearts. 

Here’s a close up of the sparkly gellyroll pen on her wings, and other:

Other Challenges I'm entering this into are:
Try it On Tuesday:  anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown:  For someone special
 
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Sunday, December 18, 2011

Carly's Christmas Card Set

Hello and happy Sunday!!  I haven't been 'round here much this week as I came down with a terrible tummy bug so didn't get much done in the way of crafting (or anything else)... but I wanted to pop in and share that my daughter Carly has just posted a fun set of 10 Christmas cards over at La-La Land Crafts 4 Kids blog and would love for you to stop by and take a peek!! 


 
Also... today is a new challenge over at Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenges, so be sure to check that out as well.  We have a wonderful sponsor this week--you won't want to miss out!! 
 
Have a blessed week and I'll try to get something done to show you soon!!   
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Monday, December 12, 2011

CDAC Freebie Challenge #8

Morning *Ü*  I just discovered the CDAC Progressive Freebie Challenges that have been going on, and with each challenge you participate in, you are emailed a set of images from a variety of digi companies!!  This is their 8th challenge already, and each challenge goes for 2 weeks.  (Better late than never eh?) 

The rules are that you have to make a project using at least one of the free images along with a specific theme/challenge.  This time it’s “Animals Hold Our Hearts!” 

I used the cute Doodle Pantry Birdie along with a santa hat and pressie from another set of Doodle Pantry’s (that I already had).   The sketch I used is from Sketches by Carly and this sketch challenge is still going on for the whole month of December… actually til January 5th!  Our sponsor is The Paper Shelter, giving away a $20 GC to their fabby store!!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Have a wonderful Monday *Ü*

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Sunday, December 11, 2011

SSIC - Celebrate Jesus' Birthday

Only 2 more weeks til Christmas… and how neat that it falls on a Sunday this year!  Today we have a new challenge up at Stampin’ Sisters in Christ  and our hostess this week is Marilyn who shares this verse, “Glory to God in the highest, and on Earth peace, good will toward men" (Luke 2:14)
The challenge this week, in honor of Christ’s birth, is to
create a BIRTHDAY card/project!!
I came across this awesome (and free) SVG file on Cheryl First’s blog and I set out to make these easy side-step cards for my Christmas cards this year.  THANKS again Cheryl *Ü*!!!  (I used my Cricut and SCAL to cut them out.)
 
My first set was actually done in colored cardstock, (below).  After making a dozen of those, with all the sponging of every layer (except the black) I decided to try a simpler version….  plain black and white… and was amazed at how much I liked that better!  So I made a dozen of those too. 

Here’s a couple pics of my sets.(yep, been busy!!) *Ü*

 
Hope you’ll hop on over to our challenge blog and read Marilynn’s awesome devotion for this week, and join in the challenge!! 
One player will win a super cute stamp set from Simon Says Stamp
for playing along… it could be YOU!!
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Friday, December 09, 2011

Word Art Wednesday and 2 Freebies!

Hello *Ü* 
 
Word Art WednesdaySo one of my DT alumni (from M5D) has started a new challenge blog called “Word Art Wednesday where she offers a Scripture or encouraging quote for you to use in your project (or you can use another verse or quote that’s meaningful for you).  Cassandra is a lovely crafter full of inspiration in the mixed media department, and she’s having a DT Call right now
So hop on over to check out the new blog, and apply if this is something that interests you, or swing by and enter this week’s challenge!!  (There is a wonderful FREE Word Art digi that she’s offering this week too!)
 
 
My card uses a newly released digi from McMahon Five Designs called “I Will Sing” … and the music note is a FREE svg right now!!  I used my Cricut and SCAL to cut the music note out of designer paper.  I also tried my hand at “collage” (which Cassandra is so good at!!  Me… not so much! LoL)  So I inked up some bubble wrap with white craft ink and splotched some in the top left corner and then inked up a musical background stamp for the bottom left.  Kinda goes with my digi.  And what better than to add a bird with a verse about singing?!!  So maybe my colors aren’t real coherent together with the bird etc.  It’s more “mod” colors than natural, but not TOO BAD is it (for my first try?)  *Ü* 
 
P.S. My daughter has a new SKETCH CHALLENGE today!!  This one will go for a whole month (til Jan. 5th)  so if you’re in need of a sketch, or just want a chance at a $20 GC to The Paper Shelter, come play!!  *Ü*
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Thursday, December 08, 2011

M5D New Release Day – Peppermint Patti

Today is ‘new release day’ at McMahon Five Designs!! 

I’ve used the festive “Peppermint girl from the Solocosmo line.  The background paper is “Minty Digi Paper” and sentiment from the Peppermint Digi set, (both by Doodle Pantry), and I used Spellbinders Snowflake dies behind the peppermint candy.

You can purchase her in jpg or png
Now that you’ve seen my TRY at her, you’ve GOT to go see Jessica Grundy’s painting of this Peppermint girl at her online store.  Isn’t that gorgeous??  I can sit and look thru her gallery for hours!!

There’s more being released today, so please come on over to our DT blog to check em all out and see the team’s wonderful eye candy!!  *Ü* 
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Friday, December 02, 2011

Doodle Pantry French Horn and Mistletoe

Good evening *Ü*  Isn’t this a wonderful time of year?  Tomorrow is our town’s Christmas Lights Parade downtown, followed by the Sounds & Tastes of Christmas, which is a collaboration of 6 or 7 churches who’s pastors share in reading the Christmas story, and lots of special music from solos to choirs.  Then we all enjoy Christmas cookies, eggnog etc.  Well, this year my daughter Carly is playing in the community band and they’re going to have a float in the parade!!  How fun *Ü*  Then Sunday we’re off to Bend for the girls’ 4-H Robotic Lego League competition which is an all-day thing, so while they’re practicing, I’ll sneak out and do a li’l more Christmas shopping!  :o) 
 
Anywho… on to today’s card!  Feels like so long since I’ve used my sewing machine, let alone made an actual card!  So my sister Kathy and I challenged each other to make a card using a Doodle Pantry image.  I chose this one called French Horn, which was released last year, I believe.  I wish my camera captured it, but my thread is sparkly gold and so pretty IRL!! 
I also used Carly’s sketch for this:
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THis challenge is open for 1 more week, and our sponsor is Sweet n’ Sassy Stamps, so I hope you’ll come over and give it a go!  And be sure to hop on over to Kathy’s blog to see what she made with Doodle Pantry! (Please be patient if hers is not posted yet… it’ll be sometime this evening) *Ü*
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