Thursday, October 24, 2013

Apple Bushel and Caramel Apple Ghost

Hi my crafty friends!
Today I would like to share with you a couple of magnets that I made. 
This is a piecing file from Little Scraps of Heaven. See the link below.
 I first cut a silhouette of the whole basket with the apples in heavy black cardstock. I cut three of each of the apples and basket parts and glued them together so they would be thick.
 I pop dotted the apples and barrel pieces to give them definition. 

I  inked them with Tim Holtz distressed inks. Great inks!
 I added a few white dots with my gelly role pen and a red dotted bow.
 On the back I glued a strip of magnet so I could place them on my refrigerator.
They are really sturdy like cardboard. Great for on top of a gift box or on a card or even in a scrapbook.
Ideal gifts for someone special on your list.
The file is from Little Scraps from Heaven. 
Tricia has many darling piecing files available and if you sign up for
 her newsletter, you will receive a Free file.
You can get the Bushel of Apples file below

Really quick and easy to assemble and makes a wonderful gift.

Doesn't everyone just Love Caramel apples?
Yummy dooo!
Here's another piecing file from Little Scraps of Heaven.

You can get this darling little ghost below.

Reminds of Foster Freeze  ICE CREAM!  LOL
When I was young I would always beg my mom for a Foster Freeze.
So Yummmy!
Grab this Beautiful FREE file below
Flourished Leaves

Gorgeous leaves!
You can use these in so many of your creations.

That's it for another day my friend.
I wish you were all my neighbors, so we could enjoy crafting together.
 I have a LARGE craft room now and I'm so happy to be able to spread my wings.
I'm getting ready for Open House next month for all the ladies from the Clubhouse.
I'll be baking homemade cookies and breads.
Oh, did I tell you that I Love to bake too.....when I'm not crafting :)

Have a wonderful week!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Pumpkins Chickens and Bear's Oh My!

This is the Cat's meow!!

Hello my dear friends!
It's been in the 80's  in Apple Valley and still feels like summer here. I'm sure it will
soon begin to cool down though. I love this weather!

Today I have lots of special creations to share with you.
Up first is this adorable little cat in a pumpkin paper piecing.

Sweet little cat in a pumpkin from Ka Doodle Bug. 
See link below.
I cut out three of each piecing of heavy paper and glued them together to make the whole creation thick and sturdy.
 I then added pop dots to make him look 3D.
Great for a refrigerator magnet, on a card or in a scrapbook. I think he would look cute with a ribbon on the top, so you can hang him as a decoration. He would be a great addition on top of a special package.
I Love him!

 I used Tim Holtz distressed inks to add more dimension. Did I mention that I Love those inks!
I added some whiskers from my old broom 
Never throw out an old broom, you may need it for embellishments on your creations. LOL

I follow Melissa's Facebook page here
She's so sweet and shares lots of Adorable Freebies!

Check out all of Melissa's darling creations at KaDoodle Bug Designs

Click below to get  her Free files.

 Isn't he the cutest little bear you've ever seen?

This cute little bear is also a piecing pattern from Ka Doodle Bug Designs.
Piecing means that each part of him needs to be glued together to create a finished creation.
It does take time with some of the very tiny piece like the leaf stems. I lost them two times and almost gave up and was ready to cut another set ,when I found them under my mouse pad......go figure. LOL
I'm forever loosing eyes, oh not mine hehe

This was one of Melissia's Freebies but is now in her store for only 2.00 dollars.

Oh don't go yet, there's one more :)

 This welcome hen is so sweet and is a piecing file and comes with the words Welcome to my nest. 

She looks great on my refrigerator!

This cute Chicken is from Ka Doodle Bug Designs. You can get the cutting file below.

That's it for another day my friends!
I hope that I've inspired you today. 
Come join the fun! Sizzix Eclips cutting machine does all the work for you.
And, it cuts just like butter for the tiniest of pieces.
 I Love my Eclips!

You can check it out over at Mary & Leo's site below.
 They are on sale for a limited time.
Like Leo always says "It's a world of crafting with YOU in the middle".
So much fun!
Have a great week!

Monday, October 7, 2013

Fall Breezy Meadow Butterfly Tall Lantern

Hi there my sweet friends.
Today I would like to share a special butterfly tall lantern with you.  Share with someone special or enjoy sitting or hanging a couple as night light.
The tall lantern is from Mary's "Spooky Soiree svg kit. 
 See link below

The butterflies are from Mary's Breezy Meadow Butterflies kit. They are inked with Tim Holtz distressed inks and I added a gem. The butterflies cut out on my Eclips machine just like butter.

Click on the link to get the Breezy Meadow Butterflies svg
I used Oak leaves from Mary's FREE svg to embellish the side and top of the lantern.

click on the link to get Mary's Oak Leaves FREE.

Mary's Tall Lantern with a tea light that glows in the night.

Click below to get  the Spooky Soiree svg kit.
Gotta have them bones! lol

That's it for another day my crafters.
I hope that I've inspired you today with my Butterfly Tall Lantern.
I can't wait until evening and I can put the tea light in and enjoy the glow.
Fun project and especially if you have the Sizzix Eclips laser 
cutting machine to do all the work for you. 
Did I tell you that I Love my Eclips!
Have a great week!

Friday, October 4, 2013

Something to Crow about! Black Crow and Cuddly Owl Cards

Hello my friends!

Today I have these cute cuddly little friends to share with you. I made the crow into a cutout card with a green border. These adorable cuddly friends are from Mary's "Autumn Cuddly Friends" kit. See link below.

Here's a close up of the embossed hat and inking. 

This one I made into a cutout card with a silhouette base.

 This is Mary's cute Crow!

This is the Owl card that I made from the kit. I added the rhinestone eyes and a bow.
Here's the side view showing how the card looks opened. I cut two silhouettes that I made in Ecal software, one in white and one in brown for the base card. I glued those two together. I then cut a black shadow and glued that to the base. Then I put pop dots on each layer to give it dimension.
A really fun collection to make! Keep watching for more from this cute kit.
This is Mary's darling Owl.
These adorable characters are all from Mary's
Autumn Cuddly Friends kit

click below to get the whole kit

Here's a Free Hedgehog from Mary's Free svgs.
I can't wait to make them all!

Have a wonderful weekend my friends.


Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Autumn "Leaves Are Falling" 3D Scarecrow

 Hello my friends!
Cool breezes and falling leaves are in the air. 
 It's that time of year again to start making your fall creations.
Boil up a cup of Hot Apple Cider and start crafting.
The Fall is so beautiful!

Today I made this adorable 3D Scarecrow from Mary's "Leaves Are Falling svg kit".

I added a little extra straw coming out of his neck. I think that real straw would look cool also. He 
measures approximately
He's so cute!
Fun and easy to assemble and  great for a centerpiece, decoration or a special gift.

Mary's darling Scarecrow.

 You can get the whole kit including five beautiful creations over at Mary & Leo's
Click on the link below to go there.

Free svg file from Miss Kates cuttables
Click on the link below
Available only today!

That's all for today my friends.
I hope that I have inspired you today to start your fall creations. 
Have a wonderful week!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Martha Stewart American Made Award Grand Prize Winners Leo and Mary


Martha Stewart American Made Award for 2013

** *Grand Prize Winners***

  Leo and Mary at

Leo and Mary

If you've never met or seen this amazing couple, let me introduce them now.

When I first started using a cutting machine, years ago, I came across Leo and Mary's  site and there began my journey. My first svg kit to buy from them, I remember was the beautifully designed Easter Eggs svg Collection

My niece, Lisa and I were so happy to finally get to cut all these designs without using a Cartridge with our machines. We were in heaven and have followed Leo and Mary ever since. Over the years we've watched them bloom and grow their business with great care, love, dedication and lots of hard work. They offer First Class personalized customer service including phone service. Mary offers First Class svg kits that cut professionally and are easy to assemble. Leo offers First Class pictures and videos for step by step instructions for all Mary's kits. Come join all the fun and see all their creations on their Facebook page

Now it's time for them to Shine!
What a great couple!
They were just married on September 20,2013.

Watch a Video  montage that was presented during their wedding reception.

*Congratulations* Leo and Mary!