Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
This week's project is extra special for me because I used my SCAL (Sure Cuts A Lot) and Inkscape software to create this Halloween board book. It is such a great feeling to have an idea in your head and see the finished product. The files of the actual images were created by Amy from the SCAL forum. But now, thanks to her and several others on there, I now know how to create my own files. I have bitten by the SCAL bug and am loving to create my own! I have even set up a blog especially for my files, which are all free!!! So if you would like any free files, look to the right and you can click on my 'SVG blog.' I used the following Cuttlebug folders this week: Swiss Dots, Script, Pumpkins, Spiderweb, and Spots-n-Dots. I also used some Stickles glitter glue on the characters. I used some skull printed ribbon to tie all of these together. I did not have any rings, but the ribbon seems to do just fine. I really want a Bind It All, but that will have to wait. Maybe soon I can purchase one. Here is the book:
As always, thanks for stoppin' by today. I hope you enjoy this project. I sure had a lot of fun making it!!! I can't wait to add some Halloween pictures to it!!! Have a wonderful week and Happy Scrappin'!!!!
Saturday, September 26, 2009
I decided to make a card this week. This one is real simple, but I just love the little deer. I found the deer on the Sure Cuts A Lot (SCAL) forum. I do not remember where I found it on there though. If you want it, shoot me a email at email@example.com and I can email you the SVG file. I used the SCAL software with my Cricut to cut the deer. I used my Cuttlebug and the Spots & Dots folder to emboss the cardstock behind it. I also brought in some bling and lace. I cut out the phrase 'Thank You Dear' for the inside. Here it is:
Friday, September 25, 2009
Hey guys! TGIF!!! Whoo hoo!!!! Well, yall know how much I have fallen in love with SCAL (Sure Cuts A Lot), right?!!! LOL! Well, I am starting to design my own files. I already have a few board books lined up that I will be sharing very soon on a new blog....."A Southernbelle's SVG's"!!!!! It is just easier on me to keep things like this separate....makes it easier to find for not only me, but for you if you need it. So if ya wanna check out the new blog, go here:
If you are a SCAL user, be sure to check in every now and then!!!
I plan on scrappin' up a storm this weekend so I hope to have some new stuff to share with ya!!! Thanks for droppin' in today and have a wonderful weekend!!! Hugs!
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Hey yall! Well, you know I'm new at this SCAL (Sure Cuts A Lot) stuff. Creating your own files is tricky, but I am learning. I wanted to share with yall my first board book file! Go here to check it out:
Thanks for stoppin' by today!!! I hope yall will have a wonderful day!!!!
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Front of 'H'
Back of 'H'
Front of the first 'O'
Back of the first 'O'
Front of 'U'
Back of 'U'
Front of 'S'
Back of 'S'
Front of 'T'
Back of 'T'
Front of second 'O'
Back of second 'O'
Front of 'N'
Back of 'N'
Now this is just the blank book that say's 'Tigers' that my Mom will decorate.
I hope the principals will enjoy these. I put a lot of time and work into each book. It took at least an hour to design each book, 30 minutes to cut each book, and then I stayed up all night to decorate the 'Houston' book. I put at least 8 hours into it. But they are so FUN to make!!! I can't wait to make some more!!!!! I'm hoping Mom might ask me to make some for 'fall' or 'Christmas'.....hint hint Mom! LOL! As always, thanks for stopping by! Yall have a wonderful evening! Happy Scrappin'!
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
1. Create an 8x8 layout ot put on a 12x12 page
2. Use the color green
3. Use a rub on
4. Use at least one circle
This was such a fun challenge!!!! I used papers pulled from the August card kit at Treasured Scrapbooking. My title is a rub on. I also brought in some pom pom trim, toile, staples, and stitching. The large die cut paper was cut with my Cricut using the SCAL (Sure Cuts A Lot) software. Here is the link to the file if you are interested:
It is the 4th or 5th post down. I posted the direct link to her blog because she also has some fabulous borders to go with this!!! Check it out! Also, thanks to Heather for sharing these!!! You rock gf!
Also, this is my parents on their recent cruise to Cozumel. Dinner is a formal occasion on the ship, so they are dressed up. It is so weird to see my Daddy dressed up like this. I usually see him in jeans and a t shirt. So he looks so cute!!!! Mom looked fabulous in her dress too! I think I will give this page to her for her cruise album. Here it is:
Monday, September 21, 2009
I watched this as a young tot and always loved it!! I don't know why I remembered it as I wrote this post, but it just hit home. Ha ha!
Anyways, if you notice, I was trying to get the word 'INK' across and that is because we are pulling out our ink pads for a fun technique this week at The Cuttlebug Spot. We are taking a trip down memory lane and visiting the very first challenge that we had....inking your Cuttlebug folders!!! It's safe, easy, and FUN!!! Here is a link to the blog for ya to check out the other DT's marvelous projects:
We'd love to have you join in on this challenge!! If you are curious on how to ink up your cuttlebug folders, like I was at first, here is a video tutorial I found on YouTube that was very helpful to me:
For my project this week, I created a card. I used my SCAL (Sure Cuts A Lot) to cut the mushroom, ladybugs, grass, and the word 'thank you.' I really am enjoying this new SCAL. It has to be one of my fave presents ever!!! The possibilities are just endless!!! If you are interested in any of these cuts, here they are:
1. mushroom http://lshdesigns.blogspot.com/2009/08/free-mushroom-svg-pattern.html
2. ladybug #1 http://svgfiles.blogspot.com/2009/07/another-ladybug.html
3. ladybug #2 http://svgfiles.blogspot.com/2009/07/ladybug.html
4. grass border http://forums.surecutsalot.com/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=5201&p=27686&hilit=grass+border#p27686
5. 'thank you' - cut with a font called 'cheri' that I downloaded from dafont.com
I used the inking technique on the D'Vine Swirl, Swiss Dots, and Spiderweb folders. I also brought in some stitching. Some if it is kinda funky, but I like the look it gives. I also used some Stickles glitter glue on the lettering and black dots of the ladybugs. I used some Tim Holtz distress ink in 'peeled paint' on the grass. The plaid paper is from Die Cuts With A View. It is glittered cardstock, but not sure if you will be able to see the glittery part. Here is the card....I hope you like it. This was so fun to make!
Saturday, September 19, 2009
This week I decided to create an altered project with the sketch. I altered a metal cookie sheet to use in my scrappy area as a magnet board. I used my Cricut and the SCAL (Sure Cuts A Lot) software to cut the 'southernbelle silhouettes' and the title. There is a lady on the SCAL forum who designed the silhouette for me. It is a belle from the side with her bonnet on. The font is called 'Brock Script.' I used Plantin' Schoolbook to cut my circles. The patterned paper is from the K & Co. Amy Butler line. I also added some velvet trim, pom pom trim, and Stickles. After decorating the cookie sheet, I used my Crop-A-Dile to punch 2 holes in the top to thread toile' through for the hanging mechanism. Here it is:
Here is my take on her layout. I used the September Kit #1 for my page.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
So I created 12 cards, or 6 pairs, for my game. I used the gecko die from The Scrapping Cottage as my image and created 6 different patterns for the gecko. This die is great because the possibilities are endless. It is like getting several dies in one. Here is a link to the die if you are interested:
Isn't that the cutest little gecko you've ever seen?!! I love it! It is super easy to use with the Cuttlebug.
Here are my cards, with 2 matching pairs facing up so you can see how it looks as the game is going on...
Here is the card face down. I used my SCAL (Sure Cuts A Lot) software to cut the "Gecko'n" phrase. This font is called 'Cheri.' The font uses a heart in place of the ' . I used some Stickles glitter glue on the heart to help separate the letters.
Here is each of the 6 designs I created using the die so you can see the possibilities. I used the Cuttlebug D'Vine Swirl folder on the background, the Doodlecharms cartridge for the sun, and the Martha Stewart icicle punch (turned upside down) for the grass. I plan on laminating these before giving them to a child. That way they will stay looking good. I need a laminator first though. I hope to purchase one soon.