Showing posts with label Silhouette Machine. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Silhouette Machine. Show all posts

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Creations by AR - Designers Choice Blog Hop!

Today I am excited to be participating in the Creations by AR Designers Choice Blog Hop!  
Adela has asked each of us to pick out our favorite Creations by AR Template and share it today!  This was quite a hard task for this template lovin' girl -  I love creating boxes, houses, vehicles - really ALL kinds of little treat containers - so I was hard pressed to pick a favorite.
I finally decided to share the sweet Dress Up Baby Bag since I just LOVE how cute it is - and how sweet it is to hold a gift for a new baby - not to mention how impressive this will look at a baby shower on the table where the gifts are placed!! We always want to impress people with what we create right!!??!
 When Adela released this template I made it for a baby girl since my niece was expecting a girl shortly after the release. Then  recently a co-worker asked me if I could make some for boys - as her friend just had twins and she wanted to send them something special!  So I made these matching bags for her in boy colors.
On the front I adhered the included rocking horse shape and on the back I punched an oval and stamped each boys name on it so they would know whose was whose (a problem with identical twins I'm sure!).  I also stamped their names on the little tag that I tied around the top of the hanger with a piece a twine.  I used tiny clothes pins on the shoulders to help keep the bag closed as it's SO sturdy in cardstock that it tends to want to stay open (it looks perfectly fine open as well - which also allows for a larger gift to be put inside!)  So I guess this is my current favorite Template from Creations by AR -  but I will probably change my mind with the next release!!!
In case you missed the one I made for my now-born and already one month old grandniece,  Madelyn Margaret - here's the set I made including the sweet Rockin' horse card and little Rockin' Cradle.   You can see that post here.
And just for good measure -  here are a few of my 'other' favorite templates that I have posted in the past with links to the template and my posts with more details in case you are interested!
The fun Lovely Cart that I made into a candy wagon here.
The glorious Harvest Pumpkin set  - that I made in off white and gray here. I LOVE how the cover fits on this!
 The Fore the Golfer cart - that I made as a wedding card here.
And finally -  Papa's Trunk - that I made into a Steam Punk travel trunk here!
And just as a reminder - all of Adela's wonderful templates come in both PDF (you print and cut out by hand) and SVG formats (use with a cutting machine like Silhouette Cameo which is what I use).

Here's how you can win a template of your choice!

• Leave comments on each DT blog listed below
• Leave comment on Creations by AR FaceBook Page stating  which template is YOUR favorite or which one you would like to win!

Comments accepted until Friday, May 16, 12:00 noon Eastern
One winner will be chosen from the Creations by AR FaceBook Page and will be announced March 17 on FaceBook

Here are links to the participating Design Team Members!
Julia:- ME!


Sue K

Lisa E

Thanks so much for visiting me and reading all the way to the end!!

I'm entering my baby boy bags in the City Crafter Challenge - to use a clothespin.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

What Feelings Sound Like and Spring in the Woods

Today I have two creations to share -  one very clean and simple and the other a more detailed shadow box!
My card base and layered panel are Ranger Watercolor Paper.  I brushed on Ranger Distress Stains for my background and stamped the sentiment from Serendipity Stamps over the colors using Archival Watering Can Ink.
I'm linking this card to Cas-ology Cue Card NOTE
and Just Us Girls Water Colored Background (mine is actually Distress Stains - but they are brushed on and I did use watercolor paper (?!?)
I made my next project for a friend at work who asked me to make a special card for her mother's 80th birthday which is in July.  Her mother loves feeding the birds and being outdoors - she's an LL Bean kind of girl!
So after pondering what I might make for her - I remembered I had purchased this tree shadow box cut file from the Silhouette Shop. So I quickly cut it out with my Silhouette Cameo after deciding the colors for each layer and before assembling it I had to think about what I would add to it.  I decided the woods needed some sun, birds, grass and leaves!  The sun is made from Sunshine dies - large and small by Lil' Inker Designs.
The perfect day stamp is from the Sentimental Art set from Study 490 Wendy Vecchi.
The blue birds are from the Mini Bird and Cage die from Tim Holtz Alterations. The grass die  and sentiment banner are from My Favorite Things.  Happy Birthday and Mom are from Women of Life by Papertrey Ink.  I added green sequin 'leaves' to some of the branches.
I added a die cut Tim Holtz small easel cut from grunge board to the back so the box will stand up.
My friend said her mother will LOVE this shadow box -and will most likely place it on her kitchen windowsill where she can look at it every day!  It's nice to know that the receiver will appreciate the art we create isn't it?!
I'm entering my spring woods scene in a new challenge I just discovered -  Art With Heart Challenge - April Showers/Spring Theme

 Music card:
Stamps:  Music is what - Serendipity Stamps
Paper:  Watercolor paper - Ranger
Ink:  Archival Watering Can
Accessories:  Ranger Distress Stains - Worn Lipstick, Tumbled Glass, Scattered Straw

Woods Shadow Box:
Stamps:  Sentimental Art - Studio 490 Wendy Vecchi, Women of Life - PTI
Paper:  Ideology Grunge Board, Coredinations Canves Texture Ice Cream, Ranger Distress Coredinations blue and green, Simply Chartreuse , Summer Sunrise, Harvest Gold and Blueberry Sky - PTI.
Ink:  Archival Watering Can
Accessories:  Fresh Cut Grass and Dimensional Banners Dies - MFT, Curly Label Punch - SU, Mini Bird and Cage  and small easel die- Tim Holtz Alterations, 1" circle punch - EK Success, Tiny Twinkles - Taylored Expressions, Lucky Blend sequins - Avery Elle, foam dots, ScorTape.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Creations by AR - February Release DT Blog Hop - Baby Bag, Horse and Cradle

I'm excited to be participating in the Creations by AR February Design Team Baby Love Blog Hop - Adela has given us 3 wonderful baby templates this month - a cradle (one with slatted sides and one with solid sides, I used the slatted version today), a sweet rocking horse card and a delightful baby gift bag.  Here's a quick peek at all of them together.
And here they are individually close up.  After cutting all the cradle pieces out of pink cardstock with my Silhouette Cameo - I white embossed each piece with a wood grain stamp from Waltzingmouse .  I decorated the sides with some cute dimensional stickers from Jolee's Boutique.
Here's the other side
and here you can see the sweet heart cut out on the end pieces.  I embossed the heart pieces and used them on my horse and bag - see if you can spot them!
Here's a close up of the Rockin' Horse Card.  I used the same technique -  white embossing each piece with the woodgrain background stamp.
I layered the heart (from the cradle) onto the saddle - you almost can't see it in the picture!
And here is the wonderful Dress Up Baby Bag - I used more of the Jolee Dimensional stickers across the bodice of the dress - front and back.  I sponged all the edges with Ranger Distress Victorian Lace ink to give a little depth to the pieces. And see where I used another white embossed heart?!
Here's the other side:
And once again - here's the full group!
Here are the links to the templates in the Creations by AR shop.  
Adela is offering a special price if you buy all three in the Baby Bundle for $12.00, a savings of $3.00.

While you're at the store - check out the fun Photobooth Party Props Adela just added!!

As always on our blog hops - you can win!  
Winner can choose any one of the three new sets

Leave comments 
• On each DT blog

Comments are accepted until Friday, February 14, 12:00 noon Eastern
One random winner will be announced on February 15 here:
Here are the links to all of the Design Team participating in the Blog Hop.

Stamps:  Woodgrain Backgrounder - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  Pink - Prismatics
Ink:  Versamark
Accessories:  Heat gun, white embossing powder, It's a  Girl Dimensional Stickers - Jolee's Boutique, Silhouette Cameo, Rockin' Cradle template - Creations by AR

Rockin' Horse
Stamps:  Woodgrain Backgrounder - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  Pink - Prismatics
Ink:  Versamark
Accessories:  White embossing powder, heat gun, foam dots, rhinestone - Kaiser, Silhouette Cameo, Rockin' Horse template - Creations by AR.

Dress Up Baby Bag
Paper:  light and dark pink - Prismatics, DP Pink and white stars - Michaels
Ink:  Ranger Distress Victorian Lace
Accessories:  It's a Girl Dimensional Stickers - Jolee's Boutique, foam tape, ScorTape, Silhouette Cameo, Dress Up Baby Bag template - Creations by AR.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Fusion Card Challenge - January 30th

It's Thursday and time for another Fusion Card Challenge!  We had so many inspiring entries for the last challenge - I can't wait to see what you all do this week!! It's a heart theme just in time for February 14th!  Or you can be inspired by red and white, or just the sketch!
I just love making treat boxes and Valentine's Day is a perfect time for them!  Everyone loves a little treat on Valentine's Day - even the guys!   So I dressed up a tool box cut file to get the job done!  I was inspired by the colors and images as well as the sketch this week.
The tool box cut file is from the Silhouette Shop. It's 4" wide  x 2 1/4" deep x 3 1/4" high  I decorated it with hearts and a sentiment from the stamp set, My Heart, by Waltzingmouse - do you see the sketch in the layout of the hearts??!!
And, yes, those are chocolate tools in my little tool box.  I made them using a chocolate mold I found on Amazon.
I layered red wood grain washi tape and ruler twill onto the base of the tool box.  I adhered punched hearts on the ends of the 'wood grain' handle.  The hearts were stamped and layered onto the front of the tool box with foam dots. 

I'm also entering this in
the City Crafter challenge -  create a project for Valentine's Day
The Pink Elephant Challenge - Theme: Love
Addicted to Stamps and More - photo inspiration (box of candy hearts)

I'm heading out to see what the rest of the Design Team has created - I hope you'll join me - here are the links!

And we hope you'll be inspired to create and link your card or project over at Fusion!

Stamps:  My Heart - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  White - PTI, Red - Prismatics, Woodgrain - Amuse
Ink:  Ranger Distress - Barn Door, Archival Jet black.
Accessories:  Ruler twill and basket shred - Michaels, red woodgrain washi tape - Freckled Fawn, enamel Dots - My Minds Eye, foam dots, Glue N Seal, heart punch - EK Success.

Friday, May 10, 2013

A Pharm Grad

A friend at work has a nephew who is graduating with a Doctorate in Pharmacy and she asked if I could make a personalized card for her to give him.  "Sure" I said and off I went to the Silhouette shop hoping they would have a mortar and pestle - a traditional pharmacy image -  and luckily they did!  So I cut the pieces with my Silhouette Cameo and sponged the edges with Ranger Distress Old Paper ink to give it some depth.  I adhered the pieces to the card with foam tape which added more dimension.
 The Congratulations is from Fancy Phrases by Waltzingmouse and the PAUL was stamped with the Snap Stamp Alphabet by Karen Foster (no longer available)

Here's what I put on the inside -  the graduate is from the Silhouette Store, ' you did it' is from Enjoy the Ride set by PTI and I stamped the 'PHARM.D' with the Fresh Alphabet set by PTI.
Leslie was thrilled with this card and thought her nephew would love it! 

Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Fancy Phrases, Papertrey Ink - Enjoy the Ride - Fresh Alphabet, Snap Stamps Alphabet - Karen Foster
Paper:  Rustic White, true black - PTI, Teal - Coordinations Ranger Distress
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress Old Paper
Accessories:  mortar & pestle cut file from Silhouette Store, corner rounder - Zutter, foam tape.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

WMS Sneak Peek - Day 1 - Fairy Princess!

I am SO excited to welcome you to Day 1 of the Sneak Peeks for the Waltzingmouse July 1st  Release!  Today the Design Team Members linked below are highlighting the sweet new mini set called  Heroines - Fairy Princess. This set can be used all on its own - or can be partnered with Half Pint Heroines

I have a brand new baby girl grand niece coming in August -  so I know I'll be using the PRINCESS theme a lot over the next few years!
So first off -   there are two cute little froggies -  I used the one with a sly smile and a crown on his head along with the one sentiment in the set.

And here is our lovely princess in her beautiful gown, out front of her very large castle (a cut file (or PDF) from Claire that will be available for you!), waiting to get into her lovely carriage (cut file from Creations by AR includes a PDF if you don't have a cutting machine)  She's also hoping that the pesky frog will hop off the hem of her gown!
I put a little stand on the back of my Princess so she could be put in different places in her Royal World!
 See-   here she has scurried over to the front of the Carriage!  (and the frog is still with her - she just cannot shake him!)
 Here's a close up of the coach - there are even pretty curtains in the windows!
Oops!  now she is looking through the window of the carriage - she's just standing on the other side - but you could cut her in half (gasp!) and tape her inside looking out!
Goodness - can you tell I had fun with this sweet little stamp set??!! I just kept taking more and more pictures!!   Ok -  here's the last one before you go off and check out everyone elses creations!  Claire's castle cut file is supposed to be folded in half as per below - so it becomes a Castle Card! (and I see that I forgot to push out the window and top of the wall cut outs on the right side - oops!!!!)  And the poor frog is STILL waiting to be kissed!!!

Now come along with me to check out the rest of the Design Team's creations!   Don't forget to come by tomorrow for Sneak Peek #2!!!   (with this release we welcome BACK Bonnie Sharp to the WMS Design team!  Please give her some extra love when you stop by her blog!)

Anya Schrier
 Belinda Chang Langner
 Bonnie Sharp
Clare Buswell
Julia Aston - you are here!
 Jennifer Holmes
 Kelly Schirmer
 Laurie Schmidlin
 Lynn Mercurio
 Mona Pendleton
 Sandie Dunne
 Tosha Leyendekker
 Claire Brennan (Owner)

Stamps: Waltzingmouse -  Heroines - Fairy Princess (to be released on July 1)
Paper:  White - PTI, White Wash (Wheels & Curtains) & Black Wash (castle)- Coredinations, pink - Bazzill
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Copics: R20, R32, RV21, RV25, R02, E00, Y17, YR24, YG95,  Sugar Coated Brads - Doodlebug Design, Once upon a Carriage Cutting File -, glue dot, sticky pearls - Michaels, Silhouette cutting machine.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Summer Sand Castle

A little early or wishful thinking perhaps (!?) to have a sand castle card here in Massachusetts.
This is for a few challenges -  The Split Coast Ways to Use It Challenge - to use banners (flying high from my castle spire!) , the Split Coast Free 4 All challenge - to machine or die cut instead of hand cutting (this castle is from the Silhouette shape store)

And finally this is for the Raise the Bar Challenge #107 -  for June, July and August - you have the whole month to link your card - the theme for June is Summer!  Hence the sand castle.

I have a couple of projects posted over at the Pouch Mart Blog - I'd love if you'd check it out and leave a comment!

Stamps: Summer & vacation sentiments $1 stamp set from Michaels  
Paper: Hawaiian shores - PTI, Close to Cocoa - SU  
Ink: Archival ink - Coffee  
Accessories: Nested pennants - Spellbinders, Scor Pal, Sand Castle cut with Silhouette Machine