Thursday, April 30, 2009

And now... For my exciting news!

I was chosen to be a part of Lindsay's Digi-Stamp Design Team! My first Design Team submission, and I got a spot on it! I am excited to show off her product, because her digi-stamps are so cute, and so much fun to use! This card was made using a fairy princess from her Pretty Princess collection, which includes this and three more digistamps for only $4.00! Wow! I colored her with Copics, Bic Markers, and a light purple and white Souffle pens, then added gold Stickles to the magic wand, and Frosted Lace Stickles to her wings.
The digi-stamps are great because you can print them out at whatever size you like, so you get lots of use out of them! For example, underneath my card, you can see the page where I printed out Lindsey's Cute Rain Duck at 8 1/2 x 11, and one of my five year old girls used it for a coloring page (please excuse the somewhat rumpled page, she's only 5, after all!) Expect to see this cute little duck on my blog again soon!

Another fun reason to use digi-stamps- they don't take up your valuable storage space, the way traditional stamps do! Just print out what you want to use, and let it dry for a while, then color away. Easy- Peasy!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Free svg file

I have an svg freebie for you today! These brackets are so hot right now, I thought I would share a file for one.

I traced a CU png freebie from The Scrappin Cop ,and it made a lovely svg file for you to cut with your Cricuts. I have not tried to cut it yet, so let me know how it comes out! You can download the file here . Be sure to check back tomorrow for some exciting news!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Debbie's Amazing blog candy

Check out Debbie's blog for some amazing blog candy!

Card for Just Magnolia challenge

I ran across a new challenge blog, Just Magnolia, and I had to play along. Here's my entry for this week's sketch!

The flowers and brads are from Making Memories, I used stamps by Magnolia (of course ;) ), and Inkadinkado's Cupcake set. I cut the label shapes with a free svg file I snagged from Sheetload of Shortcuts, one a 1/2 inch larger than the other. The gemstone circle, and the ribbon trim are from Wal Mart. I used Tim Holtz's "Old Paper" and "Walnut Stain" Distress Ink pads. I colored Tilda with colored pencils (good ol' Crayolas!) and added Stickles to the cupcake's sprinkles, and Tilda's bow on her hat.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Svg Antique Car freebie

So, someone mentioned needing an svg file for an antique car, so I thought I would "whip one up". I think I might end up turning it into a father's day card- would make a great guy's b-day card, too.

Here you go:

Happy Cutting-Let me know if you like it!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

2 more challenges!

The challenge over at for this week is to use pink and green (and a digital image, of course!), and the challenge over at is to make a "fantasy" card.I think that a dragon flying a kite fits the bill! The cute dragon flying a kite is a freebie digistamp from I cut out the card using a free SCUT file for my Cricut and SCAL (Sure Cuts ALot) that I downloaded from Gotta love those freebies! The flowers and brads are from a Making Memories Mini Blossom set.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Cute Card Thursday

The challenge at Cute Card Thursday this week was "Foral Fantasy", and I had the freebie cutting file from for this Tulip Card, and this sweet little Tilda image. I colored the image mostly with a few Prang Art Brush pens, and tiny bit of it was done with Copics (basically just the skin). And Diamond stickles for her wings. Haven't decided what I'll do with it yet, which is why there is no sentiment yet. Check out the challenge (and all of the incredible cardmakers who submit to it) at

Monday, April 13, 2009

Another link..

So, hey, I figure if I keep on trying to win blog candy, I eventually should win something, right? LOL! Anyway, here's the link to try for this FABULOUS goody box!
Good luck!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

More blog candy...

I stumbled across some more blog candy...

and you know that magnolia stamps are a new obsession of mine...So this one is right up my alley! Check out, and while you're at it, take a look at some of her beautiful cards!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

A Couple of Cards

Today, I decided to do another card challenge- this time I did the sketch (above) from , and the challenge was to use a digistamp. The digistamp I chose to use was one from Lindsey's blog ( ). She's going to start selling them, and this was a freebie that she offered on her blog today. Isn't the chickie the cutest thing ever?

The other card was just a quickie that I did to unwind after spending ALL night trying to find/create a shark svg that my son would be happy with for a bookmark, of all things. GAHH!!! First of all, my sweet little boy is just a tad bit too picky! I wanted to throttle him after about 2 hours! So, anyway, back to the card.... I found the free svg file on a blog from a girl in my surecutsalotusers Yahoo group, . All I did for this card was to cut it, break out my gold leafing pen (finally) for the crass and lettering, glue it onto a pale blue cardstock background, add a bit of light blue chalk ink around the edges, and fold. It was therapeutic, it was so easy! I am determined to use these svgs and scuts I have been collecting! There are so many beautiful options to choose from! Just not enough cuttable sharks, LOL!

Thanks for listening (figuratively speaking) to my little rant and looking at my cards-I'll be away from the computer for a few days, but should be back to posting again by early next week!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Cute Card Thursday

The challenge today at Cute Card Thursday ( ) was to use bright, tropical colors. And I love pink and green, so this is what I came up with. The Cardstock background for the card is from DCWV Nana's Kids Stack, I used a free scut file and my Cricut Expression with Sure Cuts Alot for a ribbon thread card ( sorry, I am not sure where I got it, so I am not free to share).. I got the strawberry svg file from I cut the strawberry and topper out 4 times and glued together for a dimensional look. I then cut the berry out in black cardstock on blackout mode, and glued it on to the back. I filled the holes for the seeds with glittery black fabric paint, and chalked around the edges with various chalk inks (first the pinks and greens, then black on the edge). I tied a skinny white satin ribbon from Offray around the stem and attached a little flower from a little pack I got from Target's dollar spot, then added a tiny pink gemstone from K&Co. I threaded a shimmery sheer spring green ribbon I got from Hobby Lobby through the edge of the card, attaching it on the inside with a couple of Glue Dots. I stamped a sentiment from Inkadinkado with black Memento ink on the front. It still looked a little plain to me, so I traced over the words with a hot pink glitter pen by Martha Stewart, then waited till it was dry and stamped again with black ink. Thanks for looking!

Monster truck SVG

So, someone on my Surecutsalotusers Yahoo group wanted a monster truck file, and had a layered CU (commercial use) freebie file, so I thought I would convert it to an svg paper piecing file and we could cut it with our Cricuts. Please use this for personal use on your cutters only, and visit her website if you would like the file in png form for digiscrapping. You can find the file here: