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Monday, November 26, 2012

Frosty Tree


Brrrrrr, doesn't this photo just make you feel the cold crisp air of winter?  This is the photo inspiration for the current Card Caravan Challenge and the Hybrid Chick.  These are so many possibilities to work with from this photo, the colors, the reflection, the wintery scene, trees, water, you name it!


The trees and the snow inspired me to create this card.  I used the digital kit Christmas Magic by Etc. by Danyale. I love the color palette in this kit. The dark paper (center of card) is sprayed with Glimmer Mist (Marshmallow) to give it some shine.  I then used a Tattered Angels Glimmer Screen from the Winter Trees set to create the tree image. I coated it in white ink and pressed it on the paper like a stamp.  

The snowy boughs were created using Flower Soft Polar White. I added a touch of fine white glitter on top of it to give it some extra sparkle.  The sentiment is a digital stamp from the Christmas Sentiments set by Arty Pants Digital Stamps. These are great to use with print and cut projects in your electronic cutter. Which is how I created the label. It is an element in the Christmas Magic kit. I brought that and the sentiment into my Silhouette Software, lined them up, sized them, traced and print and cut.  I popped it up with some double sided foam adhesive.

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Thursday, November 22, 2012

Holiday Letter Freebie


It's Thanksgiving day!!! Well at least here in the US it is. No matter where you are in the world,  I wanted to take time to let you all know how very thankful I am for all of my readers and followers!  I appreciate you all and love when you reach out and share your comments or your projects with me.

This is also the "official" start of the holiday season. So I've got a special treat to share with you.  I've got a template that you can use to create your Holiday Letter. It's saved in .png format, so all you have to do is add your photos under the peek-a-boo spots, type your content on the top and it's ready for you to send to your loved ones! What an easy way to keep everyone updated on all that you and your family have enjoyed and accomplished over the past year!

To grab this freebie, simply visit my Scrappycath Creations page on Facebook.  You'll see the "Exclusive Fan Gift" tab for you to click on, just like my page and the download is available for you!

Enjoy!





UPDATE: If you stopped by earlier today, the link on the Facebook tab was incorrect. It has now been updated. My apologies for the inconvenience!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Trucks


Back when my kids were young, cameras had film in them. You had to wait until you got a chance to take the film canister to have the film developed before you knew if you got a good picture or not. Sometimes the process would take a few days or a week.  It was really great when shops started processing film and having photos ready the same day!

Now with digital photography, you can preview your image as you take it!  Then you can instantly share it through the wonders of the internet. Amazing, huh?

This photo of my middle son is one of my cherished ones.  It was taken with a film camera. Luckily I scanned the photo at some point. The original has been damaged and the negative lost.  This son has autism. This is one of the rare photos when I captured him making eye contact. I love it!!  He was playing in the sand box with the toy trucks. His favorite was the bull dozer.  He had been waiting for a long time for his older brother to give him a chance to play, and he was just so thrilled when he got to sit with that truck.

Later this same day, he became a big brother himself as my third son was born that day. Lot's of memories in this one little photo!

This digital kit is "Owen's Room" by Wishing Well Creations. The date element is Simply Dated v. 23 by WM Squared Designs.





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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Never-Ending Card of Thanks


Today I have this amazing creation to share with you. It's a never ending card!  Seriously!! It is so cool.  This is the front, you open the two side parts to find......


....this beautiful card! Then the upper and lower (blue) squares fold back to reveal this.....


Isn't this darling? You could write a nice sentiment or note here.  But it hasn't ended yet. The two sides fold back and then you have......


...yet another wonderful greeting of gratitude!  But you're not done yet!!!  The top and bottom fold back to reveal the very first portion of the card. Isn't that cool??  What a great way to let someone know how very grateful you are to have them in your life.

Creating it is simpler than it seems.  The finished card measures 5"x5".  You start by cutting 4 pieces of cardstock that are 5"x2.5". Score each of of the 4 pieces 1" from the edge of the short sides.

Lay 2 of the pieces down with the length horizontal as pictured below.

Apply adhesive to the corners. Be certain that the adhesive does not cross the score line and only goes about half way down the short end. In the image below the black squares are where you apply the adhesive.


Now line up and lay the other 2 pieces on top of these with the length being vertical this time (see image below).  Be certain that the corners line up and the two pieces meet flush in the center.


You now have the base for your never-ending card. You can decorate and embellish it as you please!

For my card, I used a digital kit called Thankful by Elise's Pieces, Owl Fall for You by Paper Garden Projects, and brown Bazzill cardstock. I made this card for the current Card Caravan Challenge at The Hybrid Chick.The theme is Thankful. Why don't you join in?

Happy crafting!





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Saturday, November 10, 2012

Broncos Tumbler and Free Cutting File

By now, you know that we love football in my house.  We're not over the top fanatics, we just love the sport.  Being a Broncos fan and living in the eastern US, it's tough to get team gear (without ordering it online), I just wanted to have a little something to help me show my spirit in support of team on game days.


So I created this tumbler.  I found the plain tumbler at the Dollar Store (score!). Then I created a Silhouette Studio file of the Broncos logo.  I cut the logo from the three colors of vinyl using my Silhouette Cameo and then layered them on the tumbler.

Now I get to show off my team spirit every game day!  And........ in case there are other Broncos fans out there, I'm sharing the Silhouette file with you!  You can download it here.

Enjoy!





Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Thanksgiving is coming!

My goodness this year is really flying by. I know, I know, they all do. But really this year is going so fast. It might have something to do with my having spent so much of the past year trying to heal, having had major surgery and trying to recover.  It might have something to do with how busy my family has been. We seem to have been running at full speed all the time.  It might have something to do with the weather. It seems that we have long winters, that skip over Spring and sail into summer and briefly touch on Fall before returning back to winter!

In fact, we are having snow again today!!  I'm not ready for snow. I'm not ready for winter.  But here it is!


November is always a great time to share what you are thankful for.  I thought I would create a new timeline cover with what I am most thankful for. Three of my favorite people!  :-)

I created this using the digital kit Simply Thankful by the designers at The DigiChick.

I hope you get some time during this month to reflect on the many blessings in your life!





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Saturday, November 3, 2012

Silverware Holder/Place Card FREEBIE!

Can you believe it is November already?!  I've got a freebie to share with you. I created this to help with the holiday table setting. It's a printable silverware holder/place card that you can customize with a name or sentiment.


I created this using a digital kit from WM Squared Designs called So Thankful.  


It's really simple to make.  Just download the freebie (click here)
  1. Cut around the edges of the 2 images
  2. Score and fold on the dotted lines
  3. Adhere inside piece (green) in place
  4. Adhere tabs
  5. Write name or sentiment on tag
  6. Embellish as desired
  7. Set your table beautifully!
Enjoy!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Scrapbook Templates for cards

Have you ever taken a look at some of your scrapbook page templates and thought it would make a great card?  I have!

 This card was created using a template by  Fran B Designs. I used the template in the upper left corner of the image bealow.


The template was easily adapted to a card format.  I used the template in Photoshop to design the basis for the card. I used digital papers from the digital kit "Roots and Wings", a collaborative by the designers at The Digi Chick. I printed out and cut the papers for the card base and background. Then I used papers from the kit to created doilies, and flowers to place on the card.



The sentiment is a digital stamp by Arty Pants Digital Stamps, part of her first Card Sentiments set.

Give those scrapbook page templates another look, there just might be a great card design in there!





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