Tuesday, March 31, 2015

One Piece Easter Egg Treat Bag


Looking for some really cute last minute Easter treat bags?

These cute one piece Egg Treat Bags come from Fleurette Bloom's latest kit and come together in no time! Perfect for those wanting to make multiples for the "little chickies" in their life!


The stamp I used comes from Craftin Desert Divas Happy Celebrations Stamp set (notice I used the stamp stamp differently?)

Trendy Twine comes from here.

Hope you get a chance to make some of these for Easter and if you are looking for something different check out the rest of the Easter Treats SVG kit below!


Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting  :)


Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Let the Sun Shine In - Mixed Media Painting


Hello Sunshine!

It's finally Spring here, but it still looks like winter outside! Nevertheless, I can't wait for the sunny and warm Spring weather ahead :)

Today I want to share with you all my latest mixed media painting. I'm so addicted to this craft already! It's the perfect blend of paper, paint, modgepoge and embellishments.  I love how it turned out, and was super excited to give it away to a friend of mine that was in need of a little sunshine in her life! Hope that when she looks at this, it will make her day will feel a little brighter ;)


The paper I used was all scrap pieces of paper I've collected through the years of papercrafting that I had no idea what to do with. I just free hand cut out the flower. I did however use my silhouette machine to cut out the stamped letters. I finally got a chance to try out my pixscan mat. Click HERE to see what the pixscan is all about!


Hard to see from a picture, but there is so much detail and texture on this painting... I LOVE it!!!


Here is a step by step look at how the painting evolved!


I hope this has inspired my fellow paper crafters (or anyone else intersted) to try out this type of painting... If you are a crafter, I'm sure you have tones of scrap paper you could use up! For those of you wanting to try this, I would recommend watching some You Tube videos and then just go for it! You'll be amazed at what a little paint, paper, modgepoge and creativity can make!

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting  :)


Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Love Shadow Box | SVGCuts

Hi guys!
 I have a Fall project to share with you today! I know it's not even Spring here yet (although it feels like it), but somewhere around the world, it is Autumn... my favorite time of year! 

Today I want to share with you my latest shadow box creation. I was commissioned to make this for a friend and fan of mine. She loved the original Autumn Love Shadowbox I made and wanted me to make her something similar. I really love how it turned out! Enjoy it Tomina!!! :)

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For those interested in the files I used, here are the SVG Cuts kits required to make this:

Fall Harvest SVG Kit


Hope you "love" this Shadow Box as much as I do! I think this would make the perfect gift for a birthday, wedding, or anniversary! Next time you are looking for inspiration for a unique gift idea, I hope you remember this beautiful love shadow box.

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting  :)


Monday, March 9, 2015

First Communion Cards | SVGCuts

This past weekend our God Daughter Aleina along with a few other little friends of ours, celebrated their First Holy Communion. Big deal for these young men and women! So of course I had to whip up some Communion cards. 

I think these cards could be used for various other religious events!

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The file for the cross, chalice, and dove come from SVGCuts Christian Elements SVG Collection. The base of the card and the layers were created using basic shapes in the Silhouette DE program

Here are a few more close-up pictures of each card! Very happy with how they turned out :)



Had to make a few Shakers!





If you were searching for ideas to make your own Communion or other religious event cards, I hope these ones have inspired you ;)

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting  :)



Friday, March 6, 2015

Lucky U - Shamrock Treat Box | SVGCuts

Have you seen the latest SVGCuts, Feeling Lucky SVG Kit? If you haven't, you must!!! It was SO worth the wait :) Check it out HERE!

I immediately fell in LOVE with the Shamrock Box, and of course, had to drop everything and make it right away! Usually, I wait for Mary's how-to videos to see how to put it together, but I really couldn't wait,  LOL! It took some figuring it out but it all came together nicely :)

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I added some elements from the other pieces of the kit and made it my own, so many possibilities here. The stamp I used comes from Craftin' Desert Divas - Happy Celebrations set.


Hope this has inspired you to create some St. Patrick's Day projects of your own. Anyone receiving this will surely feel "LUCKY"!

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting  :)


Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Growing Up Too Fast - Mixed Media Painting


For the longest time I have been wanting to paint a mixed media painting. After spending many hours watching how to You Tube videos, and much encouragement from my friend and artist Kathy Helton, I finally got the courage to try it out!  I can already tell you that I am addicted and can't wait to create my next painting! 

What started off as a blank canvas and scrap pieces of paper, eventually morphed into a painting of my daughter, well her futuristic self I would say. The face I drew to use on my painting reminded me of her and so I let it guide the rest of my painting. My daughter Maia is 8 years old but sometimes she acts like shes 18, where has my baby gone?... this is happening way too fast for me! I guess this painting became a reflection of my feelings. 

Well what do you think?!?
 I'll tell you what I think.... I'm in LOVE with it and so is my daughter! I am SO happy with how the painting turned out :)

Hidden in the painting are the letters of my daughter's name. She hasn't found them yet and I'm not going to tell her either... one day she will realize that they are there and hopefully feel surprised.


Take a look at how the painting came together.


For those interested in the supplies I used, here is my list:
1, 9x9 canvas, scrap paper, modge podge, paint brushes, acrylic paints, scissors, stamps, ink pads, copic markers, gel pens, buttons, rhinestones, sequins, blow dryer (if you're impatient like me). Oh, and really dirty hands!

The picture below shows you what the finished painting looks like up on the wall.
I love how a really inexpensive IKEA frame completes the painting! Want to know how to do the same? Here is my secret... Take the glass off the front of the shadow box frame and place the glass behind the mat, this way you can keep the glass together with the frame if you ever what to change the picture out. Then all I did was hot glue the painting to the center of the mat. Voila, now you have a gallery like painting!


Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting  :)


Tuesday, February 24, 2015

3D Paper Minecraft Creeper Treat Box - FREE FILE


Hey Everyone!

Sorry I have been a bit MIA recently, work and life has been getting in the way of my crafting... how dare that happen, LOL! Anyways today I'm SO excited to share with you my D.I.Y. MINECRAFT Creeper Paper Treat Box/Toy!

Last week I volunteered at my children's school for Option Day. I thought it would be fun to do a few 3D papercrafts with a group of children from grades 4-6. In my group, I had 6 boys and 2 girls. Most of the projects I had planned were quick Easter SVG Cuts projects, but being that there were so many boys I thought it would be fun to have something the boys could relate to, plus many girls love MINECRAFT too! So I made my own Creeper file for them :)

HOW aWeSoMe are THEY!?! So easy and quick to assemble, a great papercraft to create with the kids. I think they would also be perfect for a birthday party activity or treat for guests to take home!


I wished I had taken some pictures of the kid's creations but unfortunately the time flew by so quickly that I really didn't get a chance. Thank goodness I had a really good helper, Amanda who is also a parent and the Librarian at the school, she really saved me that day! Without her, we wouldn't have been able to get through all the projects I had planned!

Below is the link to the FREE File for you all! I really wanted to make it accessible for everyone (not just for those with electronic cutters) so I created it in a few different formats!

Before you download...
My free files RULES!!!

  1. If you choose to download all I ask is you become a follower.
  2. Note my files are for personal use only! (Personal use means... only for you to use (no trading, or sharing of my files... let me do that!) 
  3. If you want to share, send your friends over to my blog for the download. 
  4. I'm OK with people sharing my files on their own sites as long as there is a direct link back to this blog...Give credit where credit is due! (a message to me would also be appreciated)

Click on the links below your FREE files!

Minecraft Creeper SVG file
Minecraft Creeper .studio (Silhouette file)
PDF - Cut out by hand


If you do make any of my FREE file creations, I would love to see them! Please share them on my Facebook page or email me. Knowing that someone else is using them is enough pay for me :)

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting  :)

Friday, February 13, 2015

Teacher Valentine's Day Treat Boxes | SVGCuts

Hi Guys!

I have one more Valentine's Day project to share with you today, well actually two!

Here are a couple of treat boxes I made for my son's teachers. How cute are they? 

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 The files for the left candy box heart come from the Hugs and Kisses SVG Kit and the box on the right comes from For My Valentine SVG Kit. I modified each a little by personalizing them with their names.

The stamp I used comes from the School Zone stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas. Have to say I'm loving their stamps lately!


Happy Valentines Day Everyone, and thanks for stopping by!


Happy Crafting  :)

Monday, February 9, 2015

"Heart" Air Balloon Treat Box


Have you seen Fleurette Bloom's latest Love it in the Air SVG Kit? Well if you haven't you definitely should! Not only is it perfect for Valentines Day, but I could see this used for so many other occasions!

I made this "Heart" Air Balloon as a Valentines teacher's gift.
I think it will look so cool hanging somewhere in the classroom. Hopefully it won't cause too much distraction for the day dreamers, LOL!


I happened to have the perfect stamp for this project.
This one comes from Craftin Desert Divas -School Zone stamp set.


Hope you all have a great Valentines Day this year and don't forget about the teachers in your life!

Thanks for stopping by,
all my LOVE!


Friday, February 6, 2015

Valentines I Love You Card and Cake Pop Treat Tube | SVGCuts

Have you been thinking about Valentine's Day Projects to make for someone special this year?  Well if you were waiting for a unique idea, maybe my project will inspire you!

Today I want to share with you my latest SVG Cuts DT project. Here is my I Love You Card and it's coordinating Cake Pop Treat Tube. Who wouldn't love to receive this!?

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Here is the shopping list of the kits you need to recreate this!
Sweets For My Sweet SVG Kit
Free file - Crochet Trim


I love how this cake pop treat tube turned out! It's the perfect treat to give someone you love or make a bunch of them give out as a party, shower, or wedding favor.


Hope this project has inspired you to say I love you to someone special this Valentine's Day!

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting  :)

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Gumball Machine Shaped Birthday Card | SVGCuts

 Hey Everyone!

Today I have a  couple of cute cards I made for some upcoming birthdays. I thought it would be fun to use this file from An Afternoon at Auntie Elaine's SVG Collection (gumball machine file) and turn it into a shaker card. I had never done a shaker card before and thought it would be cool!

How cute did this card turn out?! I absolutely love it!
Can't wait to make some more shaker cards!!!
SO fun and interactive, I'm sure the kids will love it!

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The file for this card comes from SVGCuts An Afternoon at Auntie Elaine's SVG Collection.


To create the shaker portion of the card, I used a foam layer that I cut using the Silhouette Cameo. TIP: To cut foam I just set my speed to the lowest setting and my blade to the deepest setting and used a double cut. Worked really well but didn't cut all the way through. So I slowly pulled away from the foam shape around the cut lines and it tore really easily! Next time I think I will try doing another double cut without moving or unloading the mat.

For this card, before gluing together the back layer of the gumball machine I stamped it with a cute stamp from Craftin Desert Divas - Happy Celebrations


For this next card, I used buttons.
I always have way too many laying around, this was the perfect way to use some!


This stamp comes form Craftin Desert Divas - Simply Said


This time I stamped the card on the inside of the card and created a window by using two acetate sheet layers and sandwiching the foam in between them.


Hope you've enjoyed these super "sweet" gumball-shaped shaker cards!

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting  :)

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Star Shaped Birthday Card | SVGCuts

One can never have enough birthday cards. So I thought I would make a few to add to my stash! 

This card comes from SVG Cuts Ice Cream Birthday SVG Kit. I added the bow to the top for some fun and it comes from Gift Boxes SVG Kit. Super easy and fun card!

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To embellish it, just added some buttons and used some tickled pink and limeade twine from Trendy Twine!

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting  :)


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