Sunday, June 9, 2013

Another one for today

As promised, here are the remaining projects I've completed over the past few months.

In late December, SVG posted this great file that I thought was perfect for the upcoming New Year.  Although there were more elements in the file, I chose to make a few Celebration bottles for my co workers.  As usual, my daughter also added her take to the bottles and here are our versions of the bottles.  I learned quite a bit about cutting the foiled/mirrored papers with this file.

                          This group of shoes were for a sweet little girl's "Princess" birthday party.  Lest you think they were quick, there were 28 of them and they were only ^ inches total in length ( can you say What was I thinking!).  I again used a modification of the "Wicked" show by Ellen Htuson for these.
This group of masks became part of centerpiece decorations for the Senior Prom at Edna Carr High School (in New Orleans).

Both of these were cut over a one week period and then assembled over a 6 hour period of time.  I could have never done this without the help of my wonderful (and also crafty) daughter.

That brings us to April.  The last Wednesday in April is Administrative Professional's day.  My colleagues and I wanted to be sure our AA's were recognized and gave each of them a gift card.  I found this cute cutting file among my collection and cut the boxes.  The paper is Graphic 45 Secret Garden collection (gotta love G45 paper).  The embellishments are from my stash.  I can't remember the designer of this file to give credit, so if you recognize the file please let me know so I can give credit.

  Hang on, I promise I'm almost done!

In May, SVG Cuts .com again captured my interest with a file featuring a hot air balloon.  This file was again shared with my scrapbooking group and they all did a great job.  Here is my take on the file, which was given as a gift to a lucky participant at the class.
This file just said white on white to me, so that's where I went with this one.  It is so pretty in person.

Finally, I have June.
In June (at least here in New Orleans) people begin thinking about their beloved Saints football team.  When I saw this file (la Maison) by SVG, I just knew we had to make this one.  Again I used Graphic 45 paper (French Country).

My take on the file -

And my happy class members -

If you look at this last picture closely, you'll notice two lamps on the floor (courtesy of my daughter).  They were created using a modification of the same file above, and feature the logo of the Louisiana State University Tigers.  The LSU lamps were the give a ways to two lucky winners from the class.   Our timing was great as the TIGER baseball team advanced to the finals in Omaha four hours after this photo was taken.

Thanks for spending time with me catching up.  It's been a long series of posts, but I hope you had as much fun as I did.

Remember, it's not about what you create or how often it's about how often you...........Have FUN!!!

Too Long

It's been a very long time since I posted. 
Just don't know why I can' t seem to stay motivated to share with all of you, but I'm working on an idea.  Don't want to share the idea just yet as I'm not sure I can keep the commitment.

Just because I've not been sharing doesn't mean I've not been creative; I'm just lousy at remembering to take photos so I can share with all of you.
I've been in two card swaps, a few classes and at least six monthly crop meets.  Each one of those were opportunities to create with a few pages, cards and pieces created, but alas, nothing to share (no photos).

I did remember to take a few photos of some of the things I've created, thanks to the generosity of several designers (I use svg files in my paper work).

The tile below was created as a gift for a co worker's wedding.

In September,  I cut several Wicked Witch shoes (courtesy of Ellen Hutson) to share my love of assembling 3 dimensional items, with my local scrapbooking group. Here is my take on her file.

Then in October, using cut files from SVG Cuts. com and My Scrap Chick. com, we created a fun table setting/decor for Thanksgiving.  Again this is my take (and that of my daughter) on those files.
I have several more photos to share, but will place them in the next post as I know it can get boring looking at photo after photo, unless it is a tutorial.

I can't say enough about the fun I've had sharing creating 3 dimensional works of paper art with my local scrapbooking group.  Thanks too to the devoted designers from the sites I've mentioned above.  My work may not prompt you to check out their files, but please check them out on your own and you'll see just how talented these folks really are.

Until next time, have fun and just

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Holiday gifts

I've been remiss in posting to my blog, but that doesn't mean I've not been creating.
I just finished a huge project for a very special friend and gave it to her this morning.  She was pleased and spent quite a long time looking over all the pieces in the project.
Now that is over I can begin sharing my other projects with you.
I am in an ornament swap in the local scrapbooking group, and I created these as my four to swap.  I've seen them demonstrated before, but I wanted them to be different so I added snowflakes and blingage.
I've also been cutting and sharing some of the 3-D files from SVG  The ladies in our scrapbooking group asked to learn to make 3-D items, so in the process of finding easy to recreate files, I came across the work of Mary and Leo at SVG Cuts. com.  The files are quick, easy and great when working with a group with varied skill levels.
They are so easy and fun, I decided to use one of the free files to make treat boxes for my co workers.
Aren't they cute!!!!  My co workers will find them on their desks tomorrow.  I'll add a bit of candy just to make them even more fun. Just in case anyone is interested, I made 9 of these little guys. Cutting them out took one evening (I surf while I cut and sometimes get distracted), and the construction took about 2 hours for all 9 of them.
Thanks so much for visiting and for your comments.
Enjoy creating and more importantly......Have fun!!!!

Monday, September 24, 2012


Yesterday I posted a layout that required I use at least 7 circles.  I also asked you to see if you could find the total number of circles in the layout.
The circles had to be complete and could be located anywhere on the layout.
Today, I promised to give you the total number of circles. is the total 27.
There are circles on the page, the brads are also circles, there are circles in the matting and even in the photos.  The photo with the glasses and strawberries has several circles and the photo with the hat has one or two as well.
This was a fun page to create and something that forced me to think outside the box for inspiration.
Hope you had fun looking.
Until my next post remember to............have fun!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Challenge Five

This will be my second post for today, but I really wanted to be able to enter today's challenge before the deadline.
This was a fun quick and easy challenge.  We were asked to create a page or card using only paper and adhesive.
Unlike yesterday, I didn't try to over think what I was doing.  I decided on the theme and shuffled paper until I found what I was looking for.
I used black card stock from my stash, the Halloween paper is from one of the many great papers in our goodie boxes, and the accent papers are from my stash.  I cut apart one of the papers from the goodie box to use as a statement.  I then backed it with the green, added the bottom border, and cut out the ghost from papers in my stash.  A bit of glue and Voila' a card is born.
I also have positive news to report - I was a lucky winner yesterday, of some glue and spray.  I can hardly wait to try this as I've heard lots of good things about the product.  Thanks to Megan Elizabeth, her team and the Cropped event.  This has been fun.
I'll be back tomorrow to see how many of you guessed the correct number of circles on my circle project from Challenge Four.
Until then remember to.......have fun

Challenge Four

It took me a while, but I completed Challenge four for the Cropped event.
Challenge four required me to use circles, the color teal and seven.  I started with the photos I wanted to use, then added a sheet of teal paper supplied from the box of goodies for the challenge event and then I stopped!  My brain just froze trying to decide which direction to use for the page.  After shuffling paper for a bit, I decided to use more of the paper from my goodie box, strategically cutting out circles to be used on the page.
There are definitely more than seven circles on the page - see if you can find all the circles (they have to be a complete circle and not a portion).  I added Glossy accents, pure glitz and glitter liner to some of the words I'd cut from the paper to give pop to certain words and phrases.  The title is cut on my Cricut with design courtesy of my Gypsy.
Let me know what you think.
And remember to......have fun.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Boo at the Zoo

It has taken me longer than I thought to complete this piece.  If you have read/followed my blog you will know that altered art is where my focus has been.  However, I am a scrapbooker at heart, and love to put layouts together.
This challenge was a scrapbook page with a twist;  create a layout from a piece of paper with nine individual blocks, each block being a mini layout.  The layouts could be individually themed or a central theme.
I chose a central theme and then created my layouts from there.  The cuts were all done with my Cricut and altered to fit the theme.  I'd like to tell you who the children in the photos belong to, but I cannot.  The photos were randomly chosen from several I have taken over the past several years as a volunteer for our local "Boo at the Zoo" event.
Thanks for taking a look at this challenge, and follow along as I learn a few new things and share my interpretation of them here as part of the CROPPED event being held this weekend.
Please forgive the poor lighting.  I completed this layout this evening and wanted to get it posted to share.
Until my next adventure....remember to.......have fun!