Saturday, December 31, 2011

End of Year Free file

Here is my free file for December 31,'s a Christmas theme and I will leave this up as a free file...


As a reminder...the Train Engine file will be expiring soon...and be listed in my store along with Cut and Create Store on Monday, January 2, 2012.  So don't lose out...get the free file now.

This has been a interesting day, and now we're home from Tennessee shall attempt to chill-x for the rest of the evening.  Thank you for stopping by, and {{hugs}} to all.

Later today

Today is the last day of 2011.....goals to look forward to in 2012...
  • Survive 2012!!!
  • Visit with my son and family b/4 they leave for Korea in April .... hopefully the 'mess' in North Korea will not keep the family from following Andy
  • Visit with family in Northern my great-grandson for the first time.
  • Enjoy the 3.6% cost of living raise in Social Security...
  • Pay my car off December 21, 2012...wonder what other event 'happens' on that day!!!!
I will share a free file with you later today, so stop on by again to check it out.  Thank you for stopping by and hugs to all.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

My Christmas gift for Alexis

About a month to six weeks ago I asked my 11 yr old granddaughter, Alexis what she would like for a Christmas gift and she requested that I make her a big heart and a box of Hershey Kisses.  Now I realize this is or was Christmas, and the following looks more for a Valentine's gift but my granddaughter is beginning to know what lack of money we all have and made a simple request (and she is lightly to medium autistic).

The box is a Chinese take-out box svg cut file that I used as a team member for DtsArt this past four months.  The hearts is a set of hearts that I used my Make the Cut software, created the design and exported to my SCAL2 (sorry MTC refuses to cut on my Cricut Expression) and I put the hearts together, stamped hearts in pink ink or versa-marked the image on the box.

We received a basket of candy for Christmas from the brother in Florida and I used the red shredded tissue paper from that gift set to line the inside of the box and will fill it with Hershey Kisses and a gift-card for her to use at Wal-mart.

Thank you for stopping by to visit me, and I will have a free file to share either Friday or Saturday.  Hugs to all.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Wednesday...hump day....

Here is a caboose, which can be used as a center train piece, that can be attached to the engine of a train being built for a little boy's room or scrapbook. 

Train Caboose©2011

This file will be here for a week...will expire January 4, 2012 and placed in my store for a small fee.  

Thank you for visiting with me, and I will post another Chinese take-out box creations for a Christmas gift for my son's oldest daughter...

Monday, December 26, 2011

Day after Christmas

and all thru the house...nothing was stirring...not even a all quiet....tummys full, and gifts opened and  put away....

Relaxing b/4 going back to work, whevever that may lunch room or classroom...

And here is the file for sale in my store...a Train engine to use in your cards or scrapbooks or for a vinyl art on the walls...

Train Engine

Item has been moved to Granny Ma's Store.

Occasionally, I am going to list some of my free files in my store for a small fee after they have been here for a week, but generally I will be offering free files.  Plus I am going to go thru my list of files that r listed on Cut and Create and offer files at a discount and the free files listed there will be changed to reflect a small fee.  Please stop by Cut and Create and click on Granny Ma's Creations link in left side bar and check out my listing of files. 

Thank you for visiting with me, and hugs to all.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas, 2011

Merry Christmas to all...and hope u all have a Happy New Year.  I finished part of my granddaughter's Christmas gift which I will fill with Hershey Kisses and a gift card  from Wal-mart.

 Side one

 Front side with window

 Side two

Side three with sentiment

I think it's too friggin' cute.  And Kassidy's sister, Alexis requested I make a big heart and a box of kisses, so I plan to make up another Chinese take out box with hearts all over...I know, I know ... it's more of a Valentine's decor, but I am going with the I plan to have a pic of myself printed and added to the center of a big heart card...

Check back tomorrow sometime....for the next freebie...(I decided that there wasn't enough of train pieces to go for five days, so it will be individual freebies....I apologize.)

Thank you for stopping by and once I have Alexis' box finish I will post it...another day or two.  Hugs and Happy Holidays to all.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas Eve freebie

I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all and your families.

I worked up this file in svg, mtc, mscut2 and scut3 early... I am so organized!!  lol....

Enjoy Christmas Day with your family and loved ones...I will be miles from my son and family and definitely next year will be many, many miles from him as they will be moving to Korea in 2012 with the U.S. Army...finishing up his military career in Korea.  So...hopefully I will travel to Kansas to visit with the family before they leave.

Thank you for stopping by, and hugs to all.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

My freebie on Tuesday instead of Wednesday

I am  I completed the freebie for Wednesday the 21st of December..but posted to my blog on Tuesday a.m. (Is Wednesday the first day of Winter or is it the 22nd)  Whichever...the days start gradually getting longer and than spring will be here....

I worked up a svg, mtc, scut2 and scut3 file of Santa at North Pole....

Thank you for stopping by, and come back on Christmas Eve for another free file.  Hugs to all.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Another attempt at my store

 Hi There.....

I am not creating a separate blog for my store...I have set up a page on Granny Ma's Creation blog here. I will be listing my items for sale each day until I get caught up (have to relist everything due to the issues I'd been having.)

This store will list my creations for sale and the zip file will include svg, mtc, scut2 and for those using other electronic cutting machines scut3.  I will, from time to time, include a pdf or jpeg file for your use.

The download files will be e-mailed to u w/in 24 hrs of payment, using your PayPal to pay.  Just click on the Add to Cart and it will direct you to PayPal...fill in/approve information.

Most of my files can be used to create items you can sell, but please don't resell or share the original file anywhere.  Those that are for personal use only will have such stated in the item description.

Thank you for visiting my store, and for your orders.  Please send your friends and enemies my way as I would love to have them visit me .... they can also pick up a freebie from my blog about twice a fact one will be coming out a day early...Tuesday December 20, 2011 in the early a.m. 

Hugs to all.


Saturday, December 17, 2011

One of my Christmas Cards

Hello everybody...I've been working on my Christmas cards and here is one.  I used a Singing Snowman design from Rhoda Design Studio for the front of the card...I printed the snowman first, and than align up the image and cut around it using my Cricut Expression.  Googled the music sheet for Jingle Bells, printed it and cut it approx 4.25x5.50 inches (give or take on the dimensions) Pop-dot the snowman image onto the music sheet, and included ribbon on the left side and tore a corner of the music sheet and inserted a brad in the corner of the card is the pic of my work....

I am going to make a couple more of the same theme, and than work on another Christmas card plus a design project for DoodleTales.  Have two hexagon boxes with heart for the lid to make up for my two granddaughters as well.

Thank you for stopping by, and hugs to all.

Saturday Morning's Free File

Good  morning and hope u all having a great weekend.  I am sharing a stationary file in jpeg and png format today....just upload into your photo editing software (i.e.: Abode Photoshop Elements or PantShop Photo Pro X3 but I have been using Inkscape 0.48 to print out my images such as background images for my Christmas card.  Other times I use Paint.NET, but only if I want to print more than one page...(card stock becomes finicky in my printer!)

I created the stationary in Inkscape 0.48 using the Bezier tool to draw the lines with the grid showing so I can have the lines the same length.  I insert a image in the corner for one design and than decided to mirror the image and insert in the right hand corner of the stationary.  I did have a box drawn around the whole image but that would print out when printing the final image so removed the box once the lines were drawn.

Likely u will have to re-size to your specifications .... I will be purchasing colored typing paper at Wal-mart and create a box of stationary for birthday gifts for the oldest granddaughters...already have the stationary box done up.

Thank you for stopping by and hope you all like a little change in my freebies for today.  Hugs to all.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Happy Friday

It is Friday, December 16, and the last Nutcracker Soldier of this series.  It has been fun working up these files for you and hope u all enjoyed them.

Nutcracker Soldier.05

This Soldier is of a different design.  It is available in svg, mtc, scut2 and scut3 formats.

Check back Saturday morning for a new type of file I am sharing with you.  Just wanted to change things a little and than next week I will share some more Christmas files with you.

Thank you for stopping by, and hugs to all. 

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Thursday, Day 4 of Nutcracker Soldiers

Good is Thursday morning, and the week is nearly finished.  Here is the Nutcracker Soldier.04 of the series that I am sharing with you.

File is available in svg, mtc, scut2 and scut3 formats.

Thank you for stopping by and hugs to all ....

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Day 3 of the Natcracker Solder

Here he is....Nutcracker Soldier.03 for Day 3 of the Nutcracker series.....isn't he adorable....

The Nutcracker Soldier.03

Click on the link and download the svg, mtc, scut2, or scut3 file.

Thank you for stopping by and checking me out.  Always hugs to all.

Three Gift Card Holders

Here is the last design for this term...three different styles of gift card holders to use for any occasion.

The 2nd pic actually shows the gift card holder which I glued to inside of the card.  I added a tab to a rectangle piece of card stock and put inside the holder for stability.  The front of the card has a star that I cut out for my Christmas cards for this year plus stamped a tag and glued to the right of the star.

The next card holder is similar to the first set....inside of the card is the holder ... this is the scalloped edge tab design.  I glued to the card stock and can slip the gift card into the holder.  On left side of card I attached a stamped sentiment with plenty of space to write a personal msg.

The third and final one was very simple to make up.  I stamped Merry Christmas onto a piece of card stock and inserted inside with the gift card. Stamped image with a sentiment and pop-dot it to the front.

 Click on the following team members for their individual designs....

SVG Team A





The cut file for the gift card holders available at DtsArtblog

Thank you for stopping by and visiting with me and hugs to all of you.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

A Snowy Scene

Hello everybody...I have been in the creative mood cards created for mailing, and along with cards, I am also working on gift card holders for family members and I am showing one where I used a stamp that can be used as a border on a lot of cards...from DoodleTales.  A snowman and Christmas trees MCH018 which can be purchased at ...check it out.

Using black card stock from my stash, I stamped the image on the bottom of the card piece using white ink...messy ink!!  The white snow flakes is a Bic Wite-out...a little trick I learn from Scrapbook Showgrams by Sandi Genovese.  I used clear rinestones on the trees in the decorations and one in the 'o' of word Snow.  Inside of the card is:

I versamarked snow flakes on the inside of the card and created a pocket for a gift card (not done correctly, but I tried!!)  On the opposite side is a white rectangle with the sentiment stamped on it, with room for a short message.

Check out DoodleTales for team members creative work; and check out his etsy store at for his stamps he has offered for sale.

Thank you for stopping and come back again tomorrow for my Nutcracker Soldier series free files.  Hugs to all.

Day 2 of the Nutcracker Soldier Series

Good morning...another Nutcracker soldier to share with you.

Nutcracker Soldier.02

Formats for this file: svg, mtc, scut2 and scut3.  No jpeg image included...if interested please request with your e-mail address so I can send.

Thank you for visiting with me and hugs to all..back to working on my Christmas cards.

Monday, December 12, 2011

My two oldest granddaughters:  Crystal Michelle on left, and Constance Lavon on right and Connie's son, Carson Joseph, age 1.

Good Monday Morning

Monday morning and I am posting my weekly series of.....Nutcracker Soldiers...beginning with No. 1 (as I am calling/numbering them all!).

Nutcracker Soldier.01

Even though the file format is not listed in right hand corner, I have included Scut3 for those who have the new Sure Cuts A Lot Version 3 ....

I apologize but I have decided that with this weeks' free files, there will not be a  jpeg included (unless requested and than I will send you a individual image.)  Thank you for visiting my blog, and, as always, hugs to all.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

It's Saturday Freebie time

It's Saturday and time for another quick freebie to share with you.  I worked up a gift pkg with a pkg by itself, and another one where it's union ed together and also created separately the ribbon/bow that can be cut out.  Also there is a small circle for the center of the ribbon, or can use a rind stone/bead for the center for embellishing.  Actually this file can be used on a card for Christmas, birthday, or graduation...many uses for the design.  Can even be used as a tag for a gift....

It is also available in svg, mtc and jpeg format and for personal use only.

Starting Monday I will be posting a 5-day series of the Nutcracker Soldier, but at this point, I am not planning to include the jpeg will be in svg, mtc and tentatively planning scut2 format. 

Thank you for visiting with me today, and as always, hugs to all.  Stop by on Monday for the start of the Nutcracker Soldiers and Wednesday for the posting of my final design for DtsArtsblog. On Monday, I will be posting my design for DoodleTales.

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

My Wednesday File

Good morning...hoping your day starting out good.  I've been busy with Christmas cards and finishing up the last project for this term as a team member for DtsArtsblog. 

Here is my freebie for today...includes a svg, mtc and a jpeg file for your personal use only. 

If you're interested and missed my free files of the  Nativity Silhouettes files I am offering free at Cut and Create Store .... select Granny Ma's Creations in left side-bar.  While there please check out my other files that I have for sale.

Thank you for visiting with me, and hugs to all. 

Saturday, December 03, 2011

Christmas Santa Freebie

Good morning .... I finished the Nativity Silhouettes and now will be offering Christmas designs to share with you; and I will be posting on Saturdays and Wednesdays, as time permits.  I am working on Christmas cards, and basically will be starting over as the stash I had finish was purchased by a friend.  That is good...I needed the extra cash and I have ideas going thru my head for cards.

Here is what I am sharing with you today.


Click on the link and download a svg, mtc, jpeg and a pdf file.

And now to cutting out a Christmas tree image for my cards.  Thank you for stopping by, and hugs to all.

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Last Nativity Silhouette

It is December, 2011...soon the year will be finished...and than go into 2012...wonder what changes we will see!   I wondered how to do this to finish out the week...there are two silhouette images of the Shepherds...thought about making them individual postings but did not want to create a confusion so put them together as one posting.

And now onto the story of the Shepherds....Luke 2:8-20...I'm not going to type all the verses here...just this one:  Luke 2:15-17

15. So it was, when the angels had gone away from them into heaven, that the shepherds said to one another, "Let us now go to Bethlehem and  see this thing that has come to pass, which the Lord has made known to us."
16. And they came with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the Babe lying in a manager.
17. Now when they had seen Him, they made widely known the saying which was told them concerning this Child.

This file includes svg, mtc and jpeg.

Thank you for visiting with me today, and hugs to all.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Birthday Girl

This is my 8 year granddaughter celebrating her birthday this morning b/4 going to school.

Last pic of her in her new dress.  Soooo cute.

Mary and Joseph with Baby Jesus Silhouette

Last day of granddaughter is 8 years old's going to be a great day!!  And here is the file I am sharing for today....

Mary and Joseph with Baby Jesus

will be available at soon.

Clicking on the link will give you a file format of svg, mtc and jpeg image to download.

Thank you for stopping by and hugs to all.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Christmas Gift Card Holder

It has been a productive morning, and now it's time for a little rest but will post what I worked up, as a member of the design team for DoodleTalesBlog.  The card was inspired from watching a new video at Stamping School by Linda Heller. 

Two pictures taken of the front...where I used Stamps MCH018 ... versamarked on the front of the card base and than heat embossed using clear embossing powder. MCH005 was versamarked on white cardstock, embossed in Garnet embossing powder and than heated.  The circle was placed on a scalloped circle and placed on a band that wraps around the card.

This picture shows the inside of the card...I used design paper over the front, and you will find a scapolled edge along the bottom to the flap.

Inside is a folded A2 enveloped glued to the center of card base...there is two sections ... one for the gift card, and another for the greeting.

I cut out a rounded tab label and glued to the top edge of the card that the greeting and signature will be placed on.

If interested in obtaining these little cute stamps, go to:, and go visit his blog to see other design team members work.... DoodleTalesBlog.

Thank you for visiting with me today, and back tomorrow with another Nativity silhouette free file.  Hugs to all.

GMC-Three Magi-Kings Silhouette

As you will note ....  I was attempting to spread out the silhouettes this week to go thru the whole week, but not possible.  My free file for today is a silhouette of the Three Wisemen .... according to Matthew 2:1-12, three Wisemen  'saw the star, they rejoiced with exceedingly great joy.  And when they had come into the house, they saw the young Child with Mary His mother, and fell down and worshiped Him. And when they had opened their treasures, they presented gifts to Him: gold, frankincense, and myrrh." Matthew 2:10-11. (I apologize for offending anyone with quoting Bible verses here, but I am hoping to make this clear to everyone.)    Now that said... here is a pic of the free silhouette file.


will be available at soon.

Thank you for stopping by today, and hugs to all.

Monday, November 28, 2011

A Nativity Silhouette

I am sharing freebies of the Nativity this week in silhouettes, beginning with Joseph and Mary on their way to Bethlehem.  I will, at least, post main characters of the Nativity....

Mary and Joseph Silhouette

will be available at soon.

I will see how the week goes with posting...whether I will combine the Three Kings/Wisemen or separately.  Plus I will be working on a project for Doodle Tales Team and checking out DtsArtsblog Team project which should be last one for this term.

Thank you for stopping by to visit with me and hugs to all.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Loopy Rectangle version

I quickly went into Inkscape and created a quick little file to share with you...a Loopy Rectangle Frame to be used for your personal creations...

It was a quick creation...just wanted to share a free file with my followers today.  Had a great weekend and hope you all have to.  Hugs to all, and thank you for stopping by.  

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Saturdays' Freebie

Did u all survive Black Friday shopping?  We made the stores that we have here in this small town and I was able to purchase...drum roll, please,..... a brand new, red Kodak EasyShare camera for under $50.00.  And takes great pictures....It's smaller than the Canon camera I have (which I will hold onto for awhile)...can easily carried in my brand new purse.  So I done ok...On to the freebie for today...

Beginning on Monday I will share a series of Nativity Silhouettes that u can use possibly in vinyl creations.  
Thank you for stopping by and visiting with me.  Hugs to all and enjoy the long weekend.

Friday, November 25, 2011

(Nativity) Star

I am posting a freebie along with a pic of how the Star was used in the Christmas Card...and I know I had stated that tomorrow would be the start of the Nativity silhouettes, but I will begin those freebies on Saturday...just wanted to share the card and a freebie with you all...

Front of Card

This is called a Christmas 3-D Pop-up card...I placed a piece of red cardstock with a trim of striped paper on the top of the front of the card.  Than placed another rectangle piece of designer paper with a sentiment placed as a label with the edges colored in Real Red from Stampin! Up©  .... Paper and cardstock used from a Wal-mart collection.

Inside of card

On the inside I created a template where the pop-ups for the stars would be set.  I used stars cut out with my Cricut Expression and glued them in the center above Santa and to each side.  Santa is from a set of stickers I purchased at Wal-mart and will be planning to fight the crowds today to purchase a couple more sets.  Placed a white cardstock on the corner for the sentiment, message or just the signature.

And now to the free file...a set of stars that you can use for your creating....

Thank you for visiting today, on Black Friday...hope all enjoy shopping (we're getting up early to go to J.C. Penney's and K-mart for the early sales, and than breakfast and than to Wal-mart.) !  And 30 days from today will be Christmas ... :-).  Hugs to all and be safe.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Wishing u all a Happy Thanksgiving Day

Happy Thanksgiving Day to's a beautiful day here with the sun shining and temps in the 50's.  We have our turkey with stuffing in the oven now and eggs are cooling so I can make up deviled eggs.  Going to look up a recipe for green beans casserole w/out the dried onions on top!  Went grocery shopping yesterday and that is one item I did not get....after dr's visit I was ready to get the rest of my errands done and get with crowds not my thing.  And I have to face the crowds tomorrow just to pick up prescriptions...bah, humbug!!

I am working on Nativity silhouettes that I will be posting as freebies, starting tomorrow...stayed tuned til then.  Happy Turkey day (or ham day if you're eating ham) ... have a blessed day and be careful this weekend out there on the roads especially tomorrow with all the shoppers out.  Hugs to all.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

My Stocking Stuffer List freebie

Here is a freebie that includes a svg, mtc and a printout file of a Stocking Stuffer List to print out and have children list what they would like Santa to put into the stocking.  The stocking and title is in svg and mtc format to be used in a scrapbook page...or the stocking can be used on a place card at the table.

Thank you for stopping by and visiting with me and hugs to all.  

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Christmas Freebie

Continuing with my Christmas theme freebies, here is a plain Christmas tree for you to cut out and decorate.  Add your own ornaments, etc to the tree.  I've also included a .png file of the tree with lines for journaling for a scrapbook page.

Thank you for visiting with me today, and please check out my items for sale at Smart Buy Gal.  I added a couple more Christmas files.  Hugs to all.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Christmas Cards

For the past two days or so I have been working on Christmas cards as well as files for Smart Buy Gal store where I have a few files listed.  I am planning to upload some Nativity files this week...check the store out.  Right now this is the format she is using until she can get a store up and running...she experienced some problems a few months ago with hacking and had to shut that part of  store down.

Now onto my Christmas card and freebie...thanks to Scrapbook Showgram with Sandi Genovese and her awesome idea for Christmas cards to make up in a mass production especially if you have loads of cards to mail out this week.  I am using two of her ideas for my cards but the one is not ready for posting...have to make a trip to the scrapbook store to purchase the adhesive strips I

Here is the supply list that Sandi used, but the brads I used are silver, and I added a ribbon, using my Bow Easy tool. 

Here’s a list of supplies that Sandi uses in making this EMBOSSED HOLIDAY CARDS:

On the inside of the card, opening the doors, you will find a reindeer and a snowflake, stickers I found at the local Wal-mart.  I used a snowflake stamp and watermarked the red cardstock in different areas.  I have not put a sentiment inside yet...that will come b/4 I mail the cards.

I am sharing with you the Happy Holiday Wreath... I changed mine...rather than have my Cricut cut out the holes I used my hand punch to punch the holes and than created a ribbon bow and glue dot it to the bottom of the wreath.

Thank you for visiting with me today...and once again, hugs to all.