Sunday, December 19, 2010

Winter Page Layout

Over at the Pink Stampers blog, she is doing a winter/Christmas challenge. As I read about it I thought, "I can do that." Last year at Christmas time, we spent a week with our friends in a cabin where we went snowmobiling, sledding, and enjoying the beautiful scenery of that time of year. It was a lot of fun so for this challenge, I thought I'd do a layout for some of those pictures and this is what I came up with. I used my free file set from Treasure Box Designs to do these trees and cabin. I love how the little cabin turned otu. It is so cute and perfect for these pages. I probably should do a few more of these pages as I have too many for just this layout, but it was a good start and I thought it would be fun to enter her challenge. I've never entered one of her challenges before so.......
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Friday, December 17, 2010

SVGCuts is at it again....

SVGCuts is offering a GREAT blog candy. Woohoo.... if you'd like to see what they are offering jump on over to their blog and look around.....

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


I am so excited. Today I was reading my google reader on the blogs I follow and I WON a blog prize. I am so thrilled! I've only won blog candy once and I never received it so I'm crossing my fingers and toes. Thank you so much! Wanna see? Go here. I can't wait! Woo hoo! Thanks Amanda! I can't wait to try one of these punches. I've never used a border punch before. How fun! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Blog Candy

Paper This and That is giving away blog candy! If you'd like to sign up for a chance to win, go here:

Christmas Train Pages

I LOVE how these turned out! I know I posted recently about the files that I bought at, but I just had to share these. She recently came out with a train set. Well, I had just bought several sets and even won a new one! who never wins, won furniture and files this year! Love it. Anyway, since I had just bought several sets, I decided not to buy any more. However, I had purchased her bear set and so I set out to make my own train and I LOVE it! Someone had shared a free train file, (sorry...not sure who) but it wasn't exactly what I wanted so I set about modifying it in MTC. I LOVE the result. Super cute, super fun, and really easy. If you notice, there are only three real colors to the train, black backing, cream wheels, snow, etc, and red train car parts. The fat bear I already had cut out, but I did cut the two side bears to on it. The stripes on the cars are actually scraps that I just added and the bow on those is a punch that I used to punch from the scraps. Anyway, I LOVE how my train turned out and I didn't have to buy any more files. I've seen these cute little trains done for all the holidays so I just may have to make another one for something else. The pieces are all big enough that paper piecing it together was fairly simple. It probably took longer to ink everything than to actually put it all together. Fun fun.
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SVG Cuts Giveaway

Woo hoo. SVGCuts is at it again! This time they are giving away cameras, files, etc. Yeah! If you'd like to check them out and have a chance at some great prizes, go here: Wish me luck!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

SVGCuts is having 12 days of Christmas!

How fun is that! If you'd like to see what they are up to, go visit their blog here...

They have wonderful freebies all the time! Love it!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Gift Card Holders

Hi. Well I had a few minutes tonight and decided to do one more challenge for the cyper crop. The challenge was to make 3 gift card holders. Each of these cards when opened has a pocket inside that will hold a gift card for the holidays. I actually only needed a couple of these, but..... since it called for 3, I made 3. My favorite is the z-fold card on top! I love that one. That one was also the fastest to do and the easiest to put together. I'll be making more of these types of cards in the future but since I needed 3 different ones....The second one is using the new lattice feature in MTC. I hadn't used it before so I thought I'd give it a try. Super easy and I love the results. It only took seconds to create the lattice cutting file. Way cool. And last but not least I decided to do a shaped card. I love penguins and this one was "fat" enough to hold a gift card inside. LOL. All in all, it was fun. If you like the bear file, he is the "fat bear" from the Treasurebox Pals set at He's the second bear I've cut from that set and I LOVE him! I love love love the bears but I have been having a heck of a time trying to find anymore textured brown cardstock. I used to buy this at my local scrapbook store for 4.99 for 50 sheets and then used a 40% off coupon so it made it really inexpensive. I only have a few sheets left and can't find any brown locally in a color that I want for my bears. I did find some, but they wanted $.69 cents a sheet for it! Are you kidding me! For a single colored cardstock! NOT. So my quest continues and I have to admit, even ebay has failed me on this one. Sigh. We'll see......
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Thursday, December 2, 2010

Santa and Snowman Tile

Hello! Tonight I have been working on this Santa and Snowman Tile. I'm still doing the challenges over at the MTC board and this one is for the miscellaneous gift....a gift you would give to a male/female at the last minute when you needed an extra one. I think it turned out really cute.
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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Happy Holidays Nugget Box

Hello! I got this cute little idea from one of my friends. Thanks Cheryl! She was making them for gifts and cutting them all buy hand. You know me, I thought there is an easier way and so since one of the challenges on the cybercrop was to decorate a gift, I made a cutting file to hold the little candy nuggets and made my own! I love how they turned out. The one's she did held 9 nuggets, but I wanted to cut it on a 8.5 x 11 inch paper and so I made my cutting file to hold 8 nuggets instead of 9. I can't decide which ones I like better. The decorated box or the one that says Happy Holidays. Hmmm.....some of both maybe? LOL. I love the poinsettia on top with this paper. Pretty pretty! Anway, the top one is the one I entered in the cyper crop that I joined. It was fun, but I decided that 11:00 pm is NOT the time to try to make a box file. Needless to say, I had to redo much of it to make it work today! I think they look great though and a cute gift!
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Wise Men Still Seek Him

Hi everyone. I made a bunch of these last year to give as gifts but I wanted one for me's mine! LOL.
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