Friday, January 31, 2014

My Heart Spins 4 You


This is a cut file from Creative Kuts from last weeks' Thursday Treats that we request the free file on Tuesday of the week, and we should receive the file on Thursday and than create something.  I cut out the hearts, the circle and the pin-wheel (after re-tweaking the pin wheel in SCAL3) and after putting together, I placed on a black and white polka dot card stock with pink scalloped edges I punch on top and bottom.  Placed three red gemstones, red ribbon, and three gemstones to finish the card.

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

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Revised Pop Up Card Bases

 Used SCAL3 to create this set of 2

The Pop Up card base that I created with Pop Up Card Studio is svg format, and can be cut in SCAL3 and Make the Cut.  No Silhouette Studio is included.

I have re-tweaked the Pop Up Card base, both in Pop Up Card Studio and SCAL3 for your personal use only.  Comes in only svg, jpeg and png format.  Click on title for the download.

Thank you for stopping by, and hugs to all.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Sunsational Stamps Winter Blog Hop - January 25th

Welcome to the first Sunsational Stamps Design Team Blog Hop on January 25 from 9 am to 11 pm CST. Thank you for joining Janet and I to help us celebrate our first design team blog hop.  The theme of this hop is winter.  So sit back with a nice steaming hot cup of cocoa and find your way to each of these blogs for some incredible projects.

I do have a few rules for this hop to support each crafter and the time they have put into their work. In order to be eligible for the blog candy, you MUST visit each blog, leave a comment, become a follower of each blog, and our dt blog at http:// The blog candy will be one digital stamp of your choice from  You can send your choice of digital stamp to with a subject: dt blog hop and I will send it out to you asap.

If you stumbled through the snow to get to this blog, please make sure to head to the first blog listed so you don't miss any of the fun sledding through the blogs. This hop runs all day long, so you will have plenty of time to make it all the way through the hop. Check out each blog and see what each blog has to offer for their project! After all it's winter and who doesn't like winter.

Winter DT Blog Line Up:

Lisa -  
Kimberly -
Carolyn -
Marji -
Jennifer -
Sandy -
Edwina -
DT Blog -

Now for my project, I made a Twisted Easel Card using "Have a Ice Day". You can find the "Have an Ice Day" penquin file here: Scrapping with Lisa Design

Supplies used:
  • Have an Ice day! digi from Sunsational Stamps
  • Card stock from personal stash
  • Embellishment circles made with Shape Studio punch and acrylic circles.
  • Snowy Tree svg cutfile from Miss Kate Cuttables. At time I got the file, it was a freebie.
  • Adhesive and Copic markers.
  • Twisted Easel Card (video can be found here.)
I located the snowflakes on a Internet search, and brought it into my Abode Photoshop Elements ver. 7 software and created a design paper using 'fill pattern' option.  Quite easy to do, just need to work with it more.  Stamped sentiment 'hello' from a stamp in my stash of stamps.  A fun and easy card to do.

Thanks for stopping by and please head over to the next blog at Marji.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

3-D Flower Print 'n Cut cutfile

Good morning, I am hoping you all are keeping warm and safe during this winter months.

I am here to share a print 'n cut file with you.  I have three new software that I have installed on my laptop that I am playing with and learning how to use in my creations.  This is my attempt at print 'n cut and also incorporating the 3-D decoupage or papertole effect.

Flowers Print 'n Cut

I apologize though that it's in Silhouette Studio format only.  For me, the Silhouette Studio Design Edition is far easier for print 'n cut than Make the Cut and/or SCAL3, but this my preference.

It is a three layered flower with a pearl to place directly on top, if you like; or use as a single flower without the added pearl.

This will be available in Cut and Create Store shortly

Thank you for stopping by, and hugs to all.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Monday - Die Cut Machines

Hi, Carolyn here  to share Monday's Die Cutting Machine project.for Scrapbook Blessings Club; and I chose a project using the Sizzix Big Shot die cutting machine...

But first my Tip:  when creating these popup cards, at least with me, trim the inside insert just a tadbit on top and bottom so it will not 'hang' over the edges before adding glue. 

So... onto the project:


This is what the outside of the card looks like.  The base for this is also a Sizzix die which has the rounded corners that you insert into slits on back inside of the base.  I used a Martha Stewart hand punch for the bottom and layered with design paper.  Placed small pearls in the circles of the punched area; and the title is a cut file from MyScrapchick


Inside of the card:  cut from a magnetic die with heart combined on the end.  I placed a Stampin! Up ribbon on the one end; and I trimmed with tan strips of card stock on inside folds and one end.  Using Stampin! Up Teeny Words stamps, I stamped Happy Birthday, and placed a small pearl on one end.  I also sponged the coffee with Distress Ink - Tea.  A gift card from Starbucks can be glue-dot on the opposite end of card. 

Supplies/equipment used:

This is the die that I used for the coffee cup (and not able to see the heart, but it's there!!)
  • Cardstock
  • Small pearls 
  • adhesive
  • design paper
  • Sizzix Big Shot die cutting machine
I hope your enjoyed today's project. If you have a question, please leave it in the comments, and a DT member will get back to you.  You can visit me to see more card/project ideas at Granny Ma's Creative Blog .  Also, you can join up to our Facebook group: Scrapbook Blessings Club for more fun, games, inspiration, tips and techniques.    
And as always, comments are appreciated. Thank you for stopping by and hugs to all...

 SBC Team Designer

Valentine's Day Challenge

Good morning to you all from Sweet Home Alabama... I am here sharing my Valentine Card for the DT challenge over at Creative Cutting Challenges.

Front of Popup Card

Inside of Popup Card

Supplies used for card:
  •   Valentine's Hearts using the Double Heart for front of card
  • Scalloped Heart from the Heart Easel Card by Birds Cards
  • The card pop out heart by Samantha Walk from SilhouetteAmerica Online
  • The tag from a stash I have
  • Red glitter by Martha Stewart
  • small hearts from a heart punch
  • design paper I print and cut using my Silhouette Studio Design Edition.
I purchased the card pop out heart recently, and when the Valentine's Day challenge came up, I thought this would be a great card to create using Cindy's Valentine's Hearts - the Double Heart.  I used the small heart pieces and glued red glitter by Martha Stewart to two hearts, to give some 'pop; to the front .  The scrolled tag located in my Silhouette Studio library, placing the sentiment on foam tape to front of card.

The inside I used design paper I created from a Internet search of valentine wallpaper and printed and added to each end of the inside.  The tag is from my stash that I don't remember when or where I purchased it.

Thank you for stopping by to visit with me today, and head on over to Creative Cutting Challenges for more DT inspiration.  Hugs to all...

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Making our own Pattern Paper

Good morning, this is Carolyn sharing my DT project with you all.  The image is 'girlflowers' from
Bugaboo Stamps




Supplies used:
  • Digi image from  Bugaboo Stamps
  • Newspaper grunge for card base
  • Floral stamp from Fiskar's using a continuous roller stamper
  • Butterflies created using Serif CraftArtist2 and Silhouette Studio Design Edition
I first printed the front of card stock with the Newspaper Grunge 'image' and the inside of card base, I printed using the color from the newspaper grunge.  The border I used the Floral Stamp from Fiskar's Roller stamp and black ink (supplied) to create the border.  I layered onto Kraft card stock and punched lace-scalloped edged, both top and bottom of the mat.

The butterflies was created using CraftArtist2 Pro and once finished to my liking, I loaded into my Silhouette Studio Design Edition, traced it and than print and cut and using different sizes of butterflies, created a 2-D look.


Head on over to Scrapbook Blessing Club for Challenge #11.  Thank you for stopping by to visit with me today, and hugs to all.


Saturday, January 18, 2014

Have a Purrfect Valentine!

Hi, Carolyn back to share another cute image by Sunsational Stamps titled "Have a Purrfect Valentine", which is available as a  4x6 inch rubber Stamp Set  or as a cutting/piecing file

And my little kitty has a black nose, which I apologize for....has been awhile since I had a kitty or two in the house!  But may-be there are kitties out there with black noses !! LOL

Supplies used:
  • a2 Card base by Lori Whitlock and mats from SilhouetteAmerica Online Store
  • Hearts design paper print and cut from image from Internet search
  • Spectrum Noir markers and one copic marker for the ears
  • Ribbon from my stash
  • Lacey-scalloped edge hand punch for border
  • Beads from Stampin! Up.
Thank you for stopping by to visit with me and hugs to all xoxo

Friday, January 17, 2014

No Bake Strawberry Icebox Cake (Creative Kuts Recipe Card Club)

Hi, Carolyn here sharing with you another recipe card from Creative Kuts
with what looks like a delicious dessert for the sweet tooth.  

Supplies used:
  • 8.5x11 size card stock printed with strawberries (after printing this out and all put together, I found I had strawberry design paper in my stash!!).
  • red, kraft, white, yellow, navy blue card stock for the cut file pieces
  • recipe printed out (after tweaked to fit) onto white paper
  • photo printed out by CVS Pharmacy photo dept, and using MyMemories photo punch, trimmed to 4x3 and matted.
Thank you for stopping by and visiting with me today, and hugs to all.

2-tab or 3-tab Popup Base Card

A Happy Friday to you out there, Carolyn here to share a freebie with you all.


I recently took the plunge and purchased the new software by Make the Cut, called Popup Card Studio

and have created these two card bases to share with you...I know that I will enjoy this software, creating my own popups as I don't like physically cutting these tabs -- I feel my cutting is messy and not straight.  

I believe you will be able to read more information about this software on the Make The Cut forum  by just clicking on here and also Susan BlueRobot has a two-part video on how to use this software.

I just completed a base card with arch steps that I will cut and place photos on the arched steps for mini-albums I am creating.  

Thank you for stopping by; and click on the link under the file which will direct you to the download file.  If any questions please few free to leave me a comment.  Hugs to all.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Tuesday - Cards - A Valentine Easel Card

Hi friends!  Carolyn  here for ScrapBook Blessings Club to share with you Tuesday's Cards a Valentine's Easel Card.

Now to the Valentine's Easel Card, both laying flat, and open.


Supplies used:

Here's what is used:
  • Paper piecing . Heart Easel Card by Bird (Bird's Cards)
  • Paper piecing - Valentine Hears by Creative Pointe
  • Happy Valentine's Day sentiment and tag - created using Silhouette Studio Design Edition.
  • heart tag from personal stash
  • adhesive and foam tape.
  • small heart punch to punch small red heart.
  • Hearts from the two files mentioned above.

I hope your enjoyed today's card project. If you have a question, please leave it in the comments, and a DT member will get back to you.  You can visit me to see more card/project ideas at Granny Ma's Creative Blog. Also, you can join up to our Facebook group: Scrapbook Blessings Club for more fun, games, inspiration, tips and techniques.  

And as always, comments are appreciated. Thank you for stopping by and Have a blessed day!

Hope you have a blessed day and thanks for stopping by,


Sunday, January 12, 2014

Lil Frolic and Friends

Happy Sunday to all.  I am posting a card I created using the cute digi, Lil Frolic and Friends from Lacy Sunshine Craft Emporium (I was late in entering this card into their Challenge #23!)

Supplies used:
  • Base card from SilhouetteAmerica Online Store by Lori Whitlock.
  • Design paper and matting card stock from my stash
  • Small brads from Stampin! Up
  • Spectrum Noir and Copic Markers used 
  • Sentiment "Amazing You' from Stampin! Up
  • Stazon Ink pad used for stamping sentiment.
Mostly Specturm Noir markers used, except for the Friends, and the skin on Lil Frolic - they're from Copic Markers.

Thank you for stopping to visit with me on this Sunday morning, and hugs to all xoxo

Challenges entered:


Saturday, January 11, 2014

Have an Ice day! by Carolyn - DT Member

Good morning from Carolyn, DT member for Sunsational Stamps with my first project...

Gift Card Holder using the stamp Have An Ice Day, which will soon be available from Scrapping with Lisa Designs 
which is available in digi and paper piecing format.

Supplies used:

  • Cardstock and design paper from my stash.
  • Copic Markers (they blend better than Spectrum Noir)
  • Beads from Stampin! Up
  • Photo edge punch

  • Snow Much Fun chipboard from stash
  • Envelope Punch Board for punching edge of folded section.
  • Snowflake embossing by Embossalicious
  • Distress Ink - Tea Bag sponged onto the embossed snowflakes.
The idea for this gift card was from a video I watched on  (click on link and will go directly to video).

Check out Sunsational Stamps blog for more inspiration; and check out my blog at Granny Ma's Creative Blog

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


Friday, January 10, 2014

Stitching - Faux or Real -

Hi, Carolyn here with today's challenge over at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge and I would like to share with you my card:

Supplies I used:
  • White card stock for base and one layer mat
  • Kraft card stock for one layer mat
  • Heart punch
  • Ribbon
  • Ribbon Threader punch
  • adhesive
  • white and black gel pen for faux stitching
  • small pieces of scrap card stock and design paper
  • Round corner punch

I layered the  Bear With Balloons on what I hope looks like a quilt with faux stitching on the navy blue card stock.  I used Copic and Stampin! Up markers for coloring; and a blender pen to create the plaid look on the 2 balloons.

I used my Ribbon Threader punch for the edge of the Kraft cardstock; and corner round the right corners to match the card base.  Threaded navy blue ribbon and adhered to the white card base.

I did not place a sentiment for card; will stamp later when needed.

Challenges entered:

Stop on over at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge  at Team A's inspirational work for this challenge and join us in the fun.  Thank you for stopping by to visit with me today, and hugs to all xoxo.


Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Tuesday Cards, Scrapbook Blessings Club

"I have today's post over at ScrapBook Blessings Club" you can click here

to take a look-see at the gift-card holder I created for Tuesday, Cards at Scrapbook Blessings Club


Inside/opened card

Thank you for stopping to visit with me today, and hugs to all xoxo.

~ Carolyn
 SBC Team Designer

Monday, January 06, 2014

Challenge # 25 - For the Boys

We're back!  Hope all had a splendid holiday season with family and friends as I tried ... my family out of country at this time and I had a very quiet holiday vacation.  I spent time creating and also preparing myself for the quilt I will be working on as well as my design team commitments.

Now to my project for this Challenge #25 - For the Boys...


Supplies I used for this card:
  • Card base, mat and slider piece from SilhouetteAmerica Online Store
  • Of Road Set svg file Off Road Set from Cut and Create Store
  • Title and Sand pile from SilhouetteAmerica Online Store
  • Design paper in my paper pad stash.
I cut all files with my Silhouette Cameo and the motorcycle was placed on slider with two poster board circles with foam tape.  The Sand pile was placed on the end of slider base.

The design paper, hopefully gives the impression of rays of sun shining down on the motorcycle rider.  A gemstone was placed in the corner for decorative purposes.

Thank you for stopping by to visit with me today, and hope all have a healthful and peaceful 2014. 


Sunday, January 05, 2014

Winter Scene Card - Celebrate Winter (Reflected Image)

Winter Scene Care using Reflections technique.

This is a new technique for me and not very sure I will create again ... mainly because I do not have the right stamps on hand for this technique.  I searched youtube for this technique using digitals but there wasn't any - just one's using stamps.  Now, I will continue looking and experimenting and may come up with the right technique.

But I did find a stamp in my collection that would work once I hand-stamped the stamp with my ink markers, just covering the places I wanted to stamp.  And I also located a piece of acetate to stamp the image and placed on card as a reflection.

The Snowman digital is from My Library on Silhouette Studio which I made smaller and than printed two of them out on card stock.  Using my EC Shape Studio - Round 25 and a Bubble cap, I followed instructions and created my own embellishment of a Snowman bubble button.  Little white beads from Stampin! Up was placed on the snowflakes randomly.

Thank you for stopping by to visit with me and join us at Scrapbook Blessings Club for this Challenge.


Friday, January 03, 2014

Friday - Scrapbook Layouts at Scrapbook Blessing Club

"I have today's post over at ScrapBook Blessings Club" you can click here

 to see how I made this Envelope Mini Album for Friday - Scrapbook Layouts.


Thank you for stopping to visit with me today, and hugs to all xoxo.

~ Carolyn
 SBC Team Designer

Thursday, January 02, 2014

Design Team announcement at Sunsational Stamps

Hi this is Carolyn
as a new
member of the 


I am excited with being chosen for this team and working with a team
of talented ladies.

Stayed tuned for more information as to posting dates, hops and challenges.
Check out the team at Sunsational Stamps