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Saturday, November 27, 2010

Made a few more cards

The Christmas tree is from the Holly Jolly Lever Cards kit at www.svgcuts.com. The poinsettia and the cardinal cards are both ones that I have created. Not happy with my background paper selection on the cardinal card but I know that now and will select something less busy next time. The card face still needs to be dusted to remove the loose glitter but have to wait for glue to dry - so you'll have to imagine it without all the loose glitter.

Thanks for stopping by to take a look.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Christmas Cards

Worked on Christmas cards yesterday so today when I got home from work, I took pictures to share.

With the exception of the computer & santa, which are my creations, all cuts are from www.svgcuts.com - if you haven't tried Mary's files yet, you are in for a real treat!

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Blog Hop

I've decided to try my hand at something new - I'll be participating in my first ever blog hop Dec 28, 29, and 30! The hop is being organized by Karel at One By One The Flaminogs Are Stealing My Sanity and will feature calendar layouts. You will be able to visit the various blogs and collect layout ideas for a calendar page for each month of 2011. In addition to the main prize being offered on Karel's blog, I will also be offering a prize on my blog for one of the lucky hop participants.

I've never made monthly pages but with the grandkids, I thought it would be a nice way to document their lives without filling volumes of scrapbooks. So, I'm stepping outside of my comfort zone and going to work on designing a 2 page layout for the month of October 2011. The layout will obviously be designed and created using Cricut and SCAL - but I will include digital stamp type files for those who do not have the software so that they can print and cut/color to create the pages.

In preparation for this blog hop, I would like to encourage readers to become followers of my blog. Sign-up between now and December 17th, and you will be entered to win an as yet to be determined prize package (I'll post a pic as soon as I do some shopping).

The rules are simple, become a follower and leave a comment in this post and you will receive one entry. Post a sidebar link on your own blog and note that in your comment and you will receive a second entry.

On another note - what is everyone working on? Me, I'm still busy working on the advent calendars - I should have more pictures tomorrow or Friday. Anyone have any inspiring card designs I can look at? I need to start my Christmas cards next!

Thanks for stopping by to take a look around - I'm off to get ready for work. Have a great day!

Friday, November 19, 2010

The last Advent Calendar

Here's my last Calendar front - now to start assembling the boxes. Hopefully I'll be all done on by Sunday night!

More Advent Calendars

Posting 5 more advent calendar - some are only the fronts - still working on the boxes!

I have some strange color combos here - and for some reason the colors look really off on the computer - going to have to figure out what's up with that.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Awesome Kit available at SVGCuts!

Mary at SVGCuts has done it again - she has created an unbelievable kit for creating custom Advent calendars for the special people in our lives!

Available as a free gift with a purchase of 9.98 or more through Tuesday(11/16/10) or it can be purchased for the very reasonable price of 6.99 - this kit includes cuts for the front and back panels, all of the strips to form the interior boxes, and even decorations and numbers.

I've made two of these so far - they are lots of fun and I can't wait to send them to my grandkids and nieces and nephews!!

Here's the first two of the many I will be making:

Click the link below to see the details on the SVGCuts blog - there's even a video tutorial you can watch on how to assemble the project

SVGCuts Christmas Advent Calendar Kit

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Something for next spring/summer?

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I am slowly but surely working my way through all of my svg files - trying to purge. When I first started with SCAL, I downloaded every free file I could find - then soon realized that 1) just cuz it's free doesn't mean I'll ever use it and 2) not all files are created equal.

Anyway, in going through all my stuff, I found this cute little gift I put together for my grand-daughter and nephews. I found something similar at the store but couldn't bring myself to pay the price for it - and knew I could make a cuter tag using my Cricut. Picked up the sand pails with shovels at the dollar store - added a brownie mix, pudding mix, and a bag of gummy worms and tied it all up with cellophane and some ribbons.

Link to download the cut file is below the picture.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

By Request..... My Sewing Collection

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One of my blog readers left a comment asking if I would consider reposting my sewing collection from last year. This morning I have taken the time to review and edit that collection. I've cut all of the components to ensure that they cut well. I totally redid the sewing machine in order to create something with far fewer parts. Below is the resulting collection - hope someone can use it!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Nashville, here we come!

This past Wednesday, Melissa called me on her way home from work to tell me they had just announced on WDRM that Garth Brooks was going to play a benefit concert in Nashville on December 17 and asked if I would look up the information on it. I went to the website and it confirmed what she had heard - ONE show, December 17th, with Trisha, all proceeds to benefit the Nashville flood relief efforts - and tickets would only be $25. Tickets were to go on sale on Saturday, 11/6/10 at 10:00am CDT.

I immediately called Jenn because that is the weekend that her and Tom and the kids are supposed to travel down here for the holidays - and I just knew she would want to go! We worked out the logistics and made plans for Jenn, Tom, Harvey and myself all to be on-line Saturday to try and get 6 tickets. We waited, 10:00 came and nothing happened. About 10:02 we were able to select tickets but the show sold out in about 3 or 4 minutes so we didn't get tickets. We decided to just hit refresh for a few minutes and keep trying in case some people didn't actually purchase tickets. Jenn finally got ONE ticket - she bought it hoping we might get some others. Then, they posted a second show - it promptly sold-out just as quickly. Hitting refresh, I noticed a third show added for Sunday evening and selected six tickets, entered the security words, and lo and behold, I got ALL SIX TICKETS! Didn't even worry about seat location but we actually ended up getting decent seats - about center of the arena, half way up.

Garth had hinted that he would be open to adding another show if the demand was there - but I never dreamed they would end up with a total of 9 shows in 6 days. A similar thing happened the last time we went to see Garth. We had to wait in line for the wristband, went back to get a place in line. Harvey ended up 8th in line and he was the last person at that location to get tickets. This was for Garth's final concert in 1998 at Reed Arena, Texas A&M University. Garth ended up adding 3 or 4 additional shows to that venue prior to the announced "last show."

So, now that I've bored you with my story about getting Garth tickets, let me show you the first layout I've completed. This is the left page - the right page is just going to have scans of all of our tickets and I haven't printed them off of the ticketmaster site yet.

I created svgs to cut the circle G logo, the Garth silhouette, music notes and the guitar. The strip at the bottom of the page is printed with a marquee type font - can't remember which one - then inked with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Antique Linen. I turned a small section of sheet music for "Unanswered Prayers" to sepia tone, printed it on matte photo paper and tore the edges. Papers are from The Paper Loft and Cosmo Cricket - some old stuff I had on hand.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

SVGs used on Vintage Photo Layout

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I have a couple of necessary tweaks to the files and zipped all of the svgs into one .zip file for ease of downloading.

Here is a view of everything included in this download: