March 30, 2011

Gears- Free SVG file upload


.So, I ventured out on the web and found an image of three gears and played around for the very first time with Inkscape and finally was able to make these cuts into a SVG.file and thought to share it with you if you have SCAL 

I've split the image into two files and you can of course lay them 
out on your layout or card anyway you like..

Just click HERE for gears #1
and click HERE for gears #2..

 Here I have cut them with brown cardstock and then heat embossed them using Tim Holtz distressed embossing powder: Rust!!

HOpe you get some use out of it..
and p.s. if you are having any problems getting the files to work, PLEASE let me know..This is my very first shared SVG.files..
Hugs
Nanné

March 22, 2011

New Sheriff in Town-DT project for Frosted Designs

The girls over at Frosted Designs are having their Sketch along Tuesday reveal today and I just went all out with my Cricut this week.. Needed a good ole hoe down (sounds funny)..LOL
These photos are of my daughter Amber showing off her VIP ticket and these were taken a few years ago at a food expo that we attended.  Its party central thats for sure, good food, drinks and live bands playing all night long..
That year, was a "Old West!" theme and they were handing out sheriff stickers to everyone.. So, thats where I came up with the Ole West theme for my layout..
almost forgot, but here is the sketch that I followed (sort of)..LOL
I loved this sketch for the sheer fact that it gave me so much room to play!!

and for a few close ups:
and for supplies used:
Papers by: K& Co
Cardstock: Brown and tan

Cricut cartridges:
Old West:
Barrels, hay, cowboy, cowgirl, stage coach wheels, sheriff star, wanted sign, barb wire, rope and title font.

Walk in My Garden: Wheelbarrow
Tags, Bags and boxes: pull out tag
Cuttlebug and Tim Holtz wood grain embossing folder
flowers by ranger
pearl drops
Tim Holtz distress inks: Vintage photo
Chalks
pop dots

Well ladies. that it for me to this Tuesday.. Do stop by Frosted Designs and join in the Sketch Along Tuesdays challenge..
thank you all so much for stopping by and taking a look.. I hope everyone has a great and creative week..
Hugs
Nanné


March 21, 2011

Whimsical Wednesday Design Team

I'm so super happy and beyond excited to announce that I've been chosen to be on the 
Whimsical Wednesday design team!!.. 
We will start our adventure with a blog hop on April 1st,  which is such a fantastic way of getting to know all of the wonderfully talented ladies of the new DT..
There will be a scrapbook and a card team.. I, of course will be on the scrapbook team, since I'm not much of a card maker..LOL
Do stop by Stephanies blog by clicking HERE
and you can see all of the other DT members and their blogs.. I did today and one word says it all: Wow!!

I am sooooo looking forward to working along side with these talented ladies and I can't wait to get working on my very first Wednesday post.. 
Thanks for stopping by today and I hope everyone has a great and creative week :)
Hugs
Nanné

March 18, 2011

A Fine Wine- SOUS DT project reveal

You ladies have NOOOOOOO idea how happy I am its finally Friday.. For many reasons obviously, but being able to enjoy a work free weekend is definitely up there on the list..LOL
But coming close second is our reveal over at SOUS this Friday..  We have such a fun sketch to work with and yes, it made me pick my brain more than a few times, but finally got into the groove of things and got a layout finished and its of my sweet loving mom.. 
These photos I took last summer while we were cooking out in our little back patio and I was making her laugh while taking photos of her... she finally made me stop!!..LOL

Here is my take on this weeks sketch:
and here is the sketch:

I have to admit I struggled a bit with finding the right papers and the right photos..LOL  But, I had so much fun when I finally got into the creative mood..  I added some ribbon and pearls instead of papers along the left hand side and then thought to finish the layout with some more flowers, since I'm sure you all know by now, I'm in love with flowers..LOL

Here are a few close ups of the layout:





and for supplies used:

Papers by: Papermania: Rose Garden
carstock: Cream

Cricut cartridge:
Winter Wonderland : Scalloped circle and plain circle
Font stickers by: Basic Grey
Computer generated journaling
paper doily trim (edge of photos)
Flowers and leaves by: iamroses.com
pearl brads by: Papermania
pearl drops by: Rayher
Distress tool for edge distressing
Tim Holtz Distress ink: Vintage Photo
inking tool
Martha Stewart edge punch
string of pearl ribbon
lace ribbon
pop dots

That does it again for me this Friday.. I hope you ladies do stop by SOUS and see what the other talented ladies of our DT have created using this same sketch..
Thank you all so very for stopping by and taking a look..
Hope you have a great and creative weekend..
big hugs
Nanné

March 15, 2011

Bo Bunny Vicky B- DT project for Generations Crafting

How in love am I with these fabulous new Vicky B papers by Bo Bunny?  I was able to get two beautiful layouts done and in no time at all..
this first layout is of Amber, of course..LOL  I love these funny faces she makes and I think they are so much fun to scrap.. She will appreciate all of these pages when she is old and gray..LOL
So here is the first layout I made:
I actually colored in those flowers on the bottom left hand corner with just regular chalks and then heat embossed them white.. Once the embossing had cooled down, I rubbed some of Tim Holtz distress ink(worn lipstick) over it and look how cute that looks..
I also found some white prima roses and pink hydrangeous in my stash.  Added a few green leaves and finally some bling & pink ribbon which I tied in little bows.
Here are a few close ups:
The bling are actually "say it with crystal" frames by Prima. I cut one side of the frame into three pieces and placed it randomly on the layout.. seriously, it is randomly..LOL

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and then for the second layout I made using the same Vicky B collection...

This layout was so hard to make.. I actually designed it and made it without the photo.. Added the photo at the very last second..
The photo is of my dad, whom you all know recently passed away and this is his second wife , they are getting married.. He looks so handsome in his suit..  This photo was taken about 12 some years ago and this is how I will always remember him, Healthy and Happy..

So, Here is my layout:
I added some string of pearls around the outside of the circle, which is really easy with some Glossy accents.. it dries clear.. woo hoo!!  :)
The pink hydrangeous are Prima and the little white flowers are by ranger.. The leaves I cut using my cricut, some of the green papers from the Vicky B collection and "Childs Year" cartridge..
 The title "Forever" is cut using the "Home Decor" cartridge..
Oh! and I added some of the pearls into the centers of the flowers with some glossy accents.
and for a few close ups:

I tried getting a photo of the actual picture on the layout, but it just kept being too fuzzy.. so, I decided it just wasn't meant to be...

So for the supplies used:

Bo Bunny "Vicky B " collection
cardstock: Cream and brown

Cricut cartridges used:
George: Large circle
A Childs Year: Leaves
Home Decor: Title "Forever"

Prima flowers: White roses and all hydrangeous
Big Leaves: Iamroses.com
Bling: "Say it with crystals" by Prima
 String of pearls: Michaels
Pink ribbon
white crochette ribbon
computer journaling
Martha Stewart edge punch

well ladies I think that about does it for me again for today.. famous last words..LOL
Thank you all so much for stopping by and taking a look at what I've been working on.. I certainly hope this has inpired you to create a few layouts of your own using these new papers by Bo Bunny..
You can always check them out by clicking HERE.. 

and before I forget Stuck On U Sketches is hosting a Mini album swap and sign ups are till the 23rd of March..Do stop by there and join in on the fun...
Thank you all so much looking and hope you have great and creative week..
Hugs
Nanné :)

March 8, 2011

You Belong with the Flowers- Frosted Designs DT Reveal

I am so happy to announce that Frosted Designs had a Design Team Call and they chose me as one their new designers..Wooo Hooo!!  This is my very first design team project for them and I was so excited to work on it..
I had chosed these photos of my daughter Amber (again) and then chose the papers and flowers to match the color scheme..

Here is the sketch that we used:
I kind of went over board with the flowers, but once I got started adding them, I just couldn't stop..LOL
 The papers are by K&Co and some of the flowers are by prima and others are hand made from mulberry paper..

and for a few close ups:




Oh and my new favorite font cartridge has to be "Cindy Loo!".. Looooove it!!  I also used a Martha Stewart deep edge punch- daisy fan and added some Prima pearls

Well ladies, that about does it for me this Tuesday.. Do stop by Frosted Designs and see what the other talented ladies have been up to..
Thank you all so much for stopping by and taking a look..
Hope you have a great and creative week..
Hugs
Nanné

March 4, 2011

Pink Hair- SOUS reveal March 4th

Fridays are certainly a highlight in my week, how about you?..LOL   For this weeks sketch, we were able to work with a beauty made by Suepup.. The sketch is absolutely stunning !!

I've been scrapping a lot of my daughters recent photos, I suppose its a good thing to scrap the recent ones along with the older ones.. I've been stalking my daughters facebook page, grabbing photos as she posts them..LOL   
I have to admit I wasn't too thrilled when she said she had bought herself some pink hair extensions, but once she had them in, they actually look really sweet..
For this project I wanted to work some soft pastels and even though the hair is bright pink, I think it fits the papers perfectly..
Here is my take on this weeks sketch challenge:


and here is the sketch:
I left some of the sketch detail out, but then added some of my own.. Which is really what the sketches are made for.  To inspire you to create your vision of the sketch..

and here are some close ups of the layout:

I had found some small fabric roses at the craft store on clearance and bought them a while ago thinking that I probably would never end up using them, but they really added a nice touch of detail to the trim of the scalloped circle..

Here is a close up of my DD and of the journaling I added, its computer generated!


I cut the font using my cricut and the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge.. I then inked the edges with Tim Holtz Peeled Paint distress ink and finally adding clear accents to it.


My cluster of flowers and leaves.. I found the love" tag2 in the paper collection and thought it was a nice touch !!

well ladies.. Thats another Friday reveal for me !!  I hope you have some time this weekend to stop by SOUS and try this sketch out and show us your work... We'd love to see it!!
Thank you all so very much for stopping and taking a look..
Hope everyone has a great and creative weekend..
Hugs
Nanné

March 2, 2011

Basic Grey "Green at Heart"-Generations Crafting

Hope everyone is having a fantastic week.. 
Floren over at Generations Crafting had asked me to create a few layouts using one of  Basic Greys older collections, and this one is the "Green At Heart!" collection..
Absolutely fantastic colors and I really had Spring in mind, but since I don't have many photos to go with Spring,I decided to use my daughters photos instead..LOL.. So, I have to put "spring" onto my "remember to take photos of!" list..LOL
So here is the first layout I created:




I absolutely adore this photo of my daughter Amber.. I think this layout will get framed some how..
and for some close ups:



Found a big white cake doily in the my stash and thought it would go perfectly with this layout.. then added some Pearl halves all around the inside of the circle.



Some of the title are computer generated and then the large letters are cut using my Cricut.



A small flower cluster I put together on the top corner..



and then the bottom flower cluster, which I made a big ribbon from the lace I used and added a hat pin through it, which I added a star shaped charm to since my daughter loves stars..
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And then for the other layout I made using this same colleciton, but the colors are completely different.. Thats what I like about buying the whole set.. you can get so many wonderful designs out of one stack..
and here is the layout:


I found this photo of my daughter and I thought her hair color went perfectly with these colors..LOL
Did some heat embossing on the corners and used Antique Rust embossing powder..
I did a lot of edge distressing on this layout !
and for some close ups:



close up of the title: I used my SCAL software to cut the title using my cricut.. I used brown cardstock and then sanded the edges a little..


Here is a close up of the embossed corners..
and I love making clusters of flowers.. LOL

I actually love both of these layouts, even though I'm not such a big fan of Orange..LOL  but with the soft flowers and leaves, it came out super sweet!!
Well ladies, that about does it for this post.. I hope you get a minute to stop by Generations Crafting and check out the great sales she is having..
Hugs
Nanné


Recipe Mini for Daughters Friend Sini..