Monday, July 28, 2014

Exploring Cricut and More Blog Hop and Challenge

Welcome! If you have arrived here from Michelle S's blog you have reached the last stop before going back to the main blog.  I hope that you have enjoyed all the great projects our DT has shown you today.  Now, I am sharing a few things.  I am not trying to be an over achiever, but love Christmas projects and got a little carried away on this challenge lol.  I hope you will bear with me and look at all these goodies and maybe you will want to make some yourself.  At the end, you will see some blog candy I am giving away this week too.
For my first project I am sharing, I used my Silhouette machine and made these adorable Snowman box, Santa card, and small gift box from SVG Cuts Christmas Open House set.  The Snowman was not hard when you actually watch Mary put it together and not try to do it on your own.  One thing I like is she shows you exactly how each fold goes and makes it easier.  The hat comes off and you can fill with a treat.  The card was super easy and I used the cuttlebug to emboss his beard and mustache.  The box is actually one piece of cardstock and the band slides off and you can fill it with goodies.  Makes great boxes for some candy when you want to give someone a little gift without breaking the budget!!!

Now this is my favorite project of all.  I made this for my granddaughter Mary-Kate because she loves the Elf movie.  Now a few others in the family want one too lol.  I used my Silhouette Cameo for this project too and purchased the files at the Silhouette store.  I used the verse file#36164 and the elf feet file#23767.  I used HTV and my heat press.  The red is glitter vinyl which makes it pop.  Pictures do not do this justice at all.
Well this is a last minute quick project.  I got a Cricut Explore this week and made these two projects very quickly. I used the canvas design to lay out the bag and the picture which is a feature I like.  The bag the images are from Stretch Your Imagination and TC December 25.  The picture is cardstock and the images are from TC December 25 and the frame is from Dollar Tree.  Nice inexpensive gift for someone.  Since I had only done the card you make when you start the Explore, not too bad.  I then ventured with svg files that you saw in my Sunday project.
Now for a little blog candy.  Please leave me a comment and let me know which was your favorite project and be sure to be a follower of my blog to be considered for the prize.  I can only send in the US due to shipping cost.  Please make sure to post your email too.  Winners will be announce on Sunday, August 3.
Now you have finished the hop so go back to Exploring Cricut and More and leave us a comment.  I hope to see you enter the challenge too for a chance to win other prizes.  If you missed any of the DT blogs, here is the list to go hopping!





Rae Ann


Michelle N





Michelle S


Exploring Cricut and More

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Sunday Project at Exploring Cricut and More

Hello and happy Sunday to all!  Today I have the post over to my other blog Exploring Cricut and More and I am sharing this adorable card I created with the Cricut Explore machine and SVG Cuts Box Cards Strawberry card.  I love all the cards in this set, but this might be my favorite, could be cause I love strawberries. I just used pattern paper from Michaels and cardstock too.  I did run the berries through the cuttlebug to give them the seed look.  I haven't stamped the front yet because I am not sure what I am going to use it for yet.  This card is so easy and it was done with no problems at all.  Leo and Mary tell you the size your cuts need to be and all you have to do is just go in and size and it comes out perfect.  I added a little stickles and called it a card!  Believe it or not, but this is the second thing I did with the Explore when I got it.  I first made the card they have you make and jumped right in.  I prepared myself with watching lots of videos and special thanks to Ken and Joy for making them so easy!!!  Be sure to join us tomorrow for a new challenge and we are having a blog hop too so don't miss it or you might miss out on some great prizes.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Blog Post for PPBN Designs today

Welcome! Today I have the blog post over at and I have created a couple of her new svg files.  The first one is a quick and easy shaped Birthday Girl card.  I loved how easy this was to cut and put together.  I used my Silhouette Cameo and just cardstock and added a little stickles.
My second project for today is a scrapbook page I created with a new file called Off to Kindergarten and used some elements from one of the older files called First Day of Preschool.  For this layout I used paper from a Me and My Big Ideas school stack, Michaels cardstock and added some ribbon.  My little granddaughter will be going to kindergarten in about 3 weeks so I am ready for that first picture.  I used my Silhouette Cameo for this one too.  I did receive my Cricut Explore today so I will be working on learning it and creating in both!!!  Love my toys!  Stop over to PPBN Designs and check out all the great files for the crafter on a budget!  Take a look at her fantastic club too!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Monday with at the Snapdragon Snippets Blog

Happy Monday!!!  Today I am sharing a project over to the Snapdragon Snippets blog.  I created some thank you cards using the 5 Petal Flower card file #27666 and the 5 flower envelope file#27667.  These are so easy to use and think of the combinations you can make!  I am always needing thank you cards, so these are so easy to mass produce.  I used some old Stampin Up papers that were double sided in blue and green and added cardstock.  Just added stickles and a jewel and they are ready for me to write my note inside.  The envelopes are quick and easy to use.  Check out these files in the Silhouette store and make some cards today!!!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

A Little Magnet Fun with Magical Ponies

Welcome to the Wednesday project for the  PPBN Designs blog. Today I am sharing the little ponies svg files. My little granddaughter loves playing with magnets on her board or the refrigerator so I turned her favorite characters right now into magnets. I used the Pink Pony, Purple Sparkle, Butterfly Pony, Rainbow Pony, and Rare Pony. She will be so surprised when I pick her up today!!! These are so cute and easy to do. I just cut them with cardstock , added stickles to glam them up and placed a magnet on the back. We love sparkles!!! Be sure to check out these and all the other great files at PPBN Designs. Be sure to check out the fabulous membership deal too! Do you like free??? Well, how about 60 free images a month!!!  Stop by PPBN Designs. for details

Monday, July 14, 2014

New challenge at Exploring Cricut and More

Welcome to another project today for Exploring Cricut and More. Today we have a "Anything Goes" challenge. You can create a card, layout, or paper craft using any die cut machine, but must include two die cuts!!! Very easy and we hope you will join us. I made a couple quick scrapbook pages using just two of the six layout ideas for MyScrapChick Quick Daisy set.  I love this and I have some pictures of my cuties to use on these pages.  I had some scraps of CTMH pattern paper and used their cardstock too.  Love how these turned out.  Please join us this week and show us your stuff! Link your project by Saturday, July 19.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

A Little Frozen Sunday Project

Happy Sunday! Today I have a project over at Exploring Cricut and More and I am sharing a gift bag and card today. My little granddaughter Peyton recently had her 5th birthday and her theme was Frozen so the good Nana I am, I decided to stay with her theme! I made a gift bag and a card in the box. I used my Silhouette Cameo and several svg files. I used Snapdragon Snippets July 4th card in the box, file#61113 and the envelope file#60587 that you can buy in the Silhouette store but of course I did not use the designs in it.  I love this card because it is larger than most of the card boxes I have found.  For the bag and card, I used files from PPBN Designs, I used most of the characters from the Let It Go Set and From the First Time and from Little Scraps of Heaven, I used files from their Ice Princess set, the Princess and the ice and snow.  I think the snowflakes too which I stamped Happy Birthday and from us.  I just used a font in the software to make the number 5.  I used some paper from Bo Bunny and cardstock from Michaels.  The shiny bag is from the good old Dollar Tree.  I used a brad on the card and it was from Hobby Lobby.  I forgot to photograph her other packages, but I wrapped them in white and just added blue bows and in the center added a big snowflake brad like on the card. This was fun to make.  I think I made the character 2.25 inches and they worked perfectly for this card.  I think the final measurements of the card was 7 x 7 and I was glad they made the envelope to fit it and it was so easy to make.  Think of the characters you could make for a little ones card!!! Sorry for the bag picture so hard photographing a shiny bag!!! Join us tomorrow for a new challenge!