Thursday, June 13, 2013

Melba's BD card 2013

This is Melba's birthday card I made using gemstones cardstock in pink diamond (I found there are several named this) so the name is GX-GEM180-12 and the white is gemstones pearl both by coredinations and have a shimmer. The larger pearls are from Jolee's boutique and the small pearls are by bridal collections by David Tutera. The lacy design is a free cut file from  I googled center step cards and got this template from Grace Nywening at at this post  I then just resized it to fit a 5x7 envelope.  The tulips are from FredSheSaid and were colored with prismacolor pencils and gamsol.  The swirly around the tulips are a Spellbinders die.  I used a hotglue gun to glue the pearls down really good (I hope) because I hate for things to come apart!  A hotglue gun should never be issued to a non-licensed user, I had enough strings that I could have sewn a quilt!!

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Bear sighting in Cades Cove

Last week Marc and I went to Cades Cove for a little while and it was a wonderful day.  This is a mommy bear and two cubs that were right beside the road and then a view from Maloney Point.

Blair's Baby Shower card

This is the card I made for Blair's baby shower.  The template is from Deneen and her blog is!  I had to tweak it a little so it would be a 5x7 card.  The bear image and blanket in the drawers are clipart images.  The baby image is from Sweet and Sassy Stamps.  The bottom welcome label is a SVG from Pablo called labels 1 and the oval portion is an inside from another cut because I obviously do not have an oval or a circle template on my computer that I can use with SCAL!  I have bunches of files downloaded but not one single one for an oval or circle, I have scalloped ovals and circles but no plain ones.  The baby image was cut from the file I used and wrangled around to fit and I measured around the picture and then cut on a plain piece of paper and using Penny Duncan's tutorial for cutting pictures on my Cricut I then hit "load paper" and removed the cut and then put the picture under the paper so the picture would show in the opening and pressed it down and then removed the original template and hit "load paper" again and cut it on my Cricut.  I could have never gotten this image cut out without Penny's directions - Thank You bunches Penny!!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Penny Duncan is offering her cut files for free again!!

Hi to anyone who reads my little sporadic posts!  I just had to pass along some awesome news - Penny Duncan is offering her SVG files free again!!!  She has some of the most awesome files and such a variety a creative person could make items for days and not run out of inspiration (I just wish I were that creative).  Her blog can be found at so please visit her and check out all her goodies.  Also, she is so helpful and has answered SO many questions I have had over the years.