November 29, 2013

Advent Calendar-SOUS die cut reveal-Number

Happy Black Friday fellow paper lovers :)  I get you all were out all day making some awesome deals, be with craft related or not.. I'm just green with envy :)
But even if I'm a bit envious of your great deals, I still want to share a little some-thing some-thing I created for our NUMBERS die cut reveal over at S.O.U.S
I decided to create an Advent Calendar using the calendar box cutting file from the SIL store.. I decorated it with lots of Xmas papers and then added some Xmas elements to the top of it :)  You know me, I have to clutter my projects with lots of goodies..LOL
So, here is what I created:

The boxes come out and I can switch the days :)

top view.. 

how about a few close ups:

The snowflakes are a MS punch.. The cute boxes and tree I found in the SIL store..

these boxes are a bit of a tight fit though :)

and there ya have it.. Hope you found this post inspirational enough to maybe try this project out for yourself :).. You know I'm gonna say " it was fun and so easy!"..LOL

for supplies used:

Silhouette Cameo
Silhouette Designer edition
Canon home printer

white cardstock
MS snowflake punch

die cuts SIL store:

Thank you for stopping by today and taking a look at my project.. Do stop by SOUS and check out what amazing projects our Die cut team has created for todays reveal..
till next time!!
Hope you have a scrap-tastic weekend

November 22, 2013

Big Boys at Play-Sketch reveal SOUS

Wooo Hooo it's finally Friday and I get to share this layout I created for our sketch reveal over at S.O.U.S..
Our Leah is designing the sketches for this month and I had so much fun with this one..  I decided to scrap a few photos from last Saturday night when we all went bowling..  Had loads of fun :)  My legs and arms were killing me a for a few days afterwards, but it was well worth the pain..LOL

Here is my take on today's sketch:

The lighting is so bad here in Finland this time of year.. We only have sunlight from 9am till about 4:30pm, after that we live in darkness.. But the good news is, right after Christmas we start heading towards lighter days, slowly but surely :)

How about some close ups so you can see the details better:

made my own word blurbs..

bad photo of my hubby bowling..LOL  It was dark inside and I was taking photos with my phone, but its the memories that count..

I'm not convinced with this bowl sign..LOL 

bowling pins and ball, plus another word blurb I designed..
oh and the those words on the photo frames are welded to the frame..

"Lets bowl, lets bowl, lets Rock-n-Roll!"..LOL

here's a side view, hope you can see all of the layers..

and finally, my son Aaron getting ready to take his turn..

For supplies used to create this layout:

Silhouette Cameo
Silhouette Designer Edition
Canon home printer

white cardstock
digital papers: Echo Park "Note to self!"
Distress ink: Vintage Photo
foam tape
White liquid pearls

die cuts from SIL store:
Ball and pins
BOWL sign
Star border

Designed myself:
Word Blurbs
Photo frames with welded title

and there we have it fellow scrappers..  
So glad you stopped by.. do stop by SOUS and check out what our amazingly talented design team has created using this weeks sketch..  Till next time, I hope you have a scrap-tastic weekend

November 20, 2013

Stay Warm card-PPPR

Yes, its already Wednesday and that means the weekend is just around the corner..LOL
but before then, I have the cutest card to share with you and I created it using one of the the cutest critters that was designed by Lisa over at Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbon..

Here's my card:
I just couldn't resist using this cute little dear and making him wear socks..LOL

How about some close ups:

I added some Deko-paste to the whites of the socks and to the peaks of the snow.. 
I also added some Diamond Stickles, but it's hard to see it..

my snowflakes with diamond Stickles..

check out those adorable eyes..puts a smile on face every time ..

here you can see the shimmer to the snow with the Stickles..

for supplies used to create this card:

Silhouette Cameo
Silhouette designer edition
Canon printer

PPPR Files:
Socks and Holly: Christmas Stockings file

Digital papers
Diamond Stickles
White marker
foam tape
Deco Paste
Distress Ink: Tumbled Glass and Brushed Corduroy

and there ya have it fellow crafters..
Do stop by Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbon and check out what amazingly cute projects the rest of the design team has created..
Hope you have a scrap-tastic week

November 18, 2013

Project Life Challenge reveal: Add Glitter

Good Morning to all of you paper-holics..LOL  Yeah, I belong to that group as well  :)  but with all of those amazing papers we hoard, be it actual paper or digital prints, We get lots of scraps that are left over from various projects and what a way to get rid of some of those paper scraps is by starting on your Project life album?..  I created my own Project Life cards using the Silhouette design software.  Nothing better than grabbing a hot cup of coffee and designing a little sum-thing, sum-thing after a hard days work..
So, for todays Project Life challenge our Leah over at SOUS asked us girls to use GLITTER on our page.. I decided to use the week my son had his knee surgery and then some of those adorable die cuts from the Cricut's Dr.Checkup cartridge..  I also grabbed a few bottles of Stickles and add a few drops here and there to make sure I had the GLITTER part covered..LOL

Here is my page:
not the best photo, we are having a storm today and the sun has hidden itself far behind the clouds.. So sorry about that..

How about some close ups:

my sons photo will go here..

created my very first cut out card .. Cut the  word "Wednesday" out by cropping it..

I wheeled him around in a wheel chair while we were in the hospital.. Three visits before the actual surgery.. Tests, tests and more tests..

ok fellow Project Lifer's.. Now its just turn to head on over to SOUS and join our PL challenges.. Super fun and super easy challenges to get your craft on...
Hope to see you there..

November 16, 2013

Superhero Blog Hop-Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbon

Welcome to Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbon's Superhero blog hop.. Sounds like a lot of fun, doesn't it?  :)

You should of arrived here from Melissa's blog.  If you just stopped by and want to join the hop, just click HERE and you'll get redirected to the beginning and you'll get all of the information and hop line up there..

So, for today's hop, we were to create a **SUPERHERO** project using one of the super cute Superhero cutting files that Lisa from Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbon has designed..  I decided to make a Birthday card using the Thor cutting file..

I used Peachy keen stamps for his face and added some silver Stickles drops to try to resemble shining metal.  I also used one of the scalloped circles from the Scalloped circle cutting file..

for supplies used to create this card:

Silhouette Cameo
Silhouette Designer edition
Canon Printer
White cardstock
Digital papers
foam tape
Stickles: Silver and Yellow

Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbon Files:

There's some super cute blog candy to win for this hop which is sponsored by Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons:

Rules for a chance to win, you must be a follower of each blog and leave a comment on each blog.  For extra chances, you can also "LIKE" Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons on Facebook and/or sign up for the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Newsletter  A random winner will be chosen for the prize on Tuesday, November 19. Only US or Canadian mailing addresses, please."

Also, a reminder about our PPPR Superhero Challenge. Just click HERE and you will be redirected to the blog. 

1.  The project must be Superhero themed.  Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons products must be the focus of the project.
2.  Please link to your actual blog post...not to your blog.  If you don't have a blog, you can add a photo of your project to the Superhero Challenge photo folder in the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Project Parade Facebook Group 
3.  You can enter as many different Superhero-themed projects as you want for more chances to win.
4.  The challenge will run for 3 weeks.  You must link up your project by 11:55 pm CST on Saturday, December 7, 2013.
5.  One random winner of a $10 Gift Certificate to PPPR will be chosen.  Our Design Team will also choose our PPPR Top 3.  Winners will be announced on Wednesday, December 11, 2013.

Now, you are off to Nicoles blog.
Happy Hopping eveyone :)

November 15, 2013

Movie Night-SOUS die cut reveal-FOOD

Hellooooo fellow crafters...
So glad you stopped by today to check out what I've created for our die cut reveal over at SOUS.. 
As most of you know, us girls love to create projects that inspire you to crafty.. Our Leah created todays challenge and with Thanksgiving just around the corner for our fellow crafter's that live in the States, she decided to do a FOOD challenge.. This challenge is open to ALL interpretations of FOOD, not just your Thanksgiving feast..
I decided to scrap a photo of my boys when they were younger and we went to watch a movie at our local Mall.. I'm thinking it was one of the Harry Potter movies, but its been so many years now that I can't be for sure :) 
Oooooooh and I took out my Cricut Imagine for this layout and used the images from "Country Fair" and "Sweet Shop".. My poor girl's been just sitting here collecting dust since I got the Cameo, but I really wanted to use my Imagine for this layout, plus those cuts are way too cute not to want to use them..  :)
Sorry, I'm a yapper..LOL

So, here is my take on today's challenge reveal:
I wanted to use a different color palette than just your typical reds and whites for the pop corn box..
The photo of my boys isn't a real good one, its cause I took it against the window and the light reflected back to my camera :(

How about some close ups:
These close ups were taken before I added the photo of my boys..

love this pop corn box from the Country Fair cartridge..

the cute lollipops (sweet shop cart) and the film.. The film is a SIL image..

small pop corn boxes, lolly's in a candy bag and a few film rolls..

Who doesn't eat chocolate at the movies?..LOL 

for supplies used:

Cricut Imagine
Cricut Craft Room

Silhouette Cameo
Silhouette design edition
Canon Printer

White cardstock
Digital papers: Everyday Moments
(Sweet Shoppe Designs)

distress tool
distress ink: Brushed Corduroy
foam tape
white liquid pearls
white marker

Die cuts:
Lollipops, Candy bag and chocolate bars:  Sweet Shop
Popcorn box:  Country Fair

Silhouette store:
Film rolls, Film strips and border

alright fellow scrappers.. There's my post again for this Friday.. Do stop by SOUS and check out what fun projects our die cut team has created to inspire you with... and don't forget to join in on the fun..

November 13, 2013

Give Thanks Blog Hop-PPPR and Peachy Keen Stamps

Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbon and Peachy Keen stamps have combined their amazing products for our "Thankful!" blog hop.. 

You should of arrived here from Melissa's blog,  but if you've just stopped by, you want to join the hop and win lots of amazing prizes, which include gift certificates to both Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbon and Peachy Keen stamps, then please start at the beginning by clicking HERE, which will link you the Lisa's Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbon's blog..

For my project, I decided to create a little home decor project to display on my kitchen hutch.  I love Autumn because of all the amazing colors, plus pumpkins and acorns and leaves, oh my!!

So, this is what I came up:
How cute is that?..LOL  and check out that toofy smile :)
I filled this paper basket with lots of Autumn goodies..

I took one of the pumpkins from the "Pumpkin Patch" cut file and decided make them 3D.. It was super easy and so much fun..  I cut 6 in total per pumpkin, 3 facing left and then flipped 3 to the right.. I created a fold in the middle, then gluing them back to back.. because both sides are different, you will need to switch between the left facing and right facing till you notice the last one will match, just glue together and there you have your 3D folded pumpkins..
I did the same thing with the acorns, they are from the "Nuts About You" cutting file, but there are two more steps to creating those.. You have to use the knife tool in your SIL Designer Edition software (if this is the software you are using) and cut one off the branch :)  oh, and because there are two pieces to them, I placed the cuts together in the software, filled em with color, printed and then cut around edge, having just the one piece..
6 per acorn, 3 facing left and 3 facing right.. 

extreme close up :)

Those little fall leaves are also from the same branch as the acorns, but this time I used the knife tool to trim one off of the branch :)  I then copied and pasted it as many times as I needed leaves, filling them with different autumn colors.. You can see how many options you actually have with these files.. 

I love that adorable little pumpkin, which is actually the pumpkin  I used to create the big 3D ones.  I used one of the facial stamps from the Peachy Keen "Piles of Smiles 3/4" set on him.  The green leaves are from the Falling Leaves cutting file.. I inked the edges with green distress ink and then bent them with my fingers, to resemble real leaves..
and I love the banner cutting file, so many cute shapes to choose from.. As you can see, I couldn't just pick one.  :)

and how about that little squirrel? He's also from the "Nuts About You!" cutting file.. because I cut him so small, I pieced him together in  the software, filled him in with color, printed and just cut around the edge to save on time and my patients..LOL

I love my white marker pen.. Added faux stitching to the outside of the basket..

I needed something to keep everything sitting in the basket properly, so I added a bunch of shipping twine and then created paper swirls from black cardstock, which I actually glued some of those leaves to, creating the illusion of there being lots of layers..

Now, for supplies used to create this project:

Silhouette Designer edition software
Silhouette Cameo
Canon home printer

black and white cardstock
Digital papers

Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbon cutting files:

and for that adorable facial expression on my pumpkin, I used Peachy Keens "Piles of Smiles 3/4"..

PK-145 Piles of Smiles 3/4″
I absolutely adore these cute faces :)

All righty then fellow hoppers.. Your next hop stop will be Emily's blog.

I want to thank you for stopping by and remember to leave a comment for your chance to win a gift certificate to either Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbon or Peachy Keen Stamps :)
Till Next time, Hope you have a scrap-tastic week

November 8, 2013

Give Thanks Blog Hop-Whimsical Designs

Hello and welcome to the Whimsical Designs “Give Thanks” Blog Hop. You should have arrived here from  Yvttes blog.  
if you just stopped by and want to join the hop, you need to start from the beginning of the hop, head on over to Whimsical Designs blog

for my project, I decided to create a mini album.. It was definitely a labor of love and I had a BLAST coming up with my own design and using lots of fun die cuts that I cut with my Cameo..

So, here we gooooooooooo!

love these colors...

side view

top view.. This mini isn't as chunky as most of mine are, but its got lots of fun fall goodies inside :)

pages 1 and 2

pages 3 and 4

pages 5 and 6

pages 7 and 8

The back cover.. I added a pocket and two tags..

and I have some close ups of the inside:

love these cute mushrooms..

trees and apples..

Acorns and butterflies..

fence, apples and skeleton leaves..

my wittle mushroom...

and there ya have it fellow crafters.. My fall themed mini album.. I have plans on putting my doggy's photos inside cause I take lots of photos of them as I walk them every afternoon.. 

So, now you are off to your next stop and that's going to be JANE

I want to thank you for stopping by today..
and remember if you get lost on the way, just head back to Whimsical Designs and you will find from there..

p.s. Hope you wanted to become a follower :)

Hope you have a scrap-tastic week