Saturday, August 22, 2015

M Photo Collage

Anita here hoping that everyone is having a fabulous Saturday.  My son is getting married 7 weeks from today so right now I am all about the wedding.  When I saw Carina Gardner's new letter albums I knew that I needed to make one for my son and his fiance to put out at the dessert buffet that I am hosting the night before the wedding for the out of town guests.
I wanted to just use the main part of the album so I used my knife tool to cut off the flap.  I used to feel so intimidated by all the tools on the Silhouette but am much more comfortable now after playing around.  The knife tool is on the left side of your Silhouette screen.
The file is in two parts so I grouped it together first and the moved it to line up with a vertical line so that I could make sure I was getting a straight cut.

The second photo shows my knife cut line.  I did a small line in the top left corner so you could see what it looks like.  I could have opted to use the eraser tool to get rid of the extra flap I didn't need, but I just left it there.
I cut two of the letters and use one literally as the template to place over my photos and marked the lines with a sharp pencil.  I then cut them all out one by one by hand.  I labelled the photos as well as the spot on the template to make sure I didn't miss any.
I love how this came out and it will be something fun to talk about at the party.
alphabet photo album—M
This is the cut file by Carina Gardner File #19418 which you can find in the Digi Playground Store.  There are lots of fun new cut files so be sure to check it out.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Apple for Teacher

In some parts of the country the kids are getting ready to go back to school.  This lovely treat box and pencil topper by Jennifer Rush is so easy to whip up and you know a special teacher will be tickled with a little gift to start the school year off.  It is called Apple Treat Box and can be found in the Digi Playground store.  The Apple Pencil Slide can be found here as well.  
I used some foam tape to pop up the apples on the front and back of the box and some Doodlebug Candy Sprinkles to jazz it up along with The Twinery twine.
I also put some two sided tape around the top of the pencil to hold it in the apple.
Apple Treat BoxApple Pencil Slide
Thanks for looking and to all those going back to school soon, have a great year.

Friday, July 24, 2015

CardMaker Birthday

Happy Friday everyone.  I am so thrilled to be back guest designing for my favorite magazine and blog, CardMaker.  I love browsing on Pinterest and probably spend way too much time doing it.  I fell in love with this color palette and knew that they would match the plaid paper which I had just bought from My Favorite Things. 
I used some wonderful inks from My Favorite Things which match the papers beautifully and finished off my card with some sparkly Stickles.

 Project Materials:  Stampin' Up and Gina K. Cardstock, My Favorite Things Plaid Patterns, My Favorite ThingsPierced Circle Stax Die, Doodlebug Doodlepops and Jewel, Stickles, My Favorite Things Ink Banana Split, Sour Apple, Blu Raspberry, Grapesicle, My Favorite Things Piece of Cake Stamp Set  

Thursday, July 23, 2015

The Twinery Blog Hop

Hey Everyone:
It's my birthday today and what a great day to have a hop featuring one of my favorite colors of twine from The Twinery, Caribbean solid and Caribbean.  You can get your's at The Twinery store.  There will also be a prize which you can read about on The Twinery blog at the start of the hop.  Be sure to hop all the way through for a chance to win.  

The Hop List:
Jeanne Jachna -
DoBea Alberts -  < - - - You should have come here from DoBea's awesome blog 

Jennifer Cuthbertson -  < - - - You are going here next to see what loveliness Jennifer has created

Tobi Crawford -
Stacey Schafer -
Denise Hahn -
Melyssa Connolly -


Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Crown Card

My son is getting married in October and his fiances shower is this weekend and we are having a princess theme.  They are going to Disney for the first week on their honeymoon and she loves everything related to Disney Princesses.  When I saw Samantha Walker's new cut file in the Digi Playground Store I knew that I had to get it to make a quick card to go along with one of her gifts.  Here is a link directly to the cut file.

I absolutely love that you can get the SVG files in color which makes the layers so much easier to see.  I took the crown and ungrouped the layers as I wanted the top part popped up and glittery to give it some sparkle.
Once I had them separated I moved it around on my mat to conserve paper.  This card worked up so quickly and other than the glitter paper I chose to leave it unadorned.  I think she will love it.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Dad Happy Birthday TV Gift Box

My Father-in-law's birthday is Monday and we usually give him a gift card to a restaurant or a book store.  They love to eat out so it's a perfect gift for them.  I always feels a tiny bit bad just putting it into a card.  I saw this cute file by the amazing Jamie Cripps and knew that it would be perfect for his gift card.  The top opens so I will be able to pop a gift card right in there.  I think he will get a kick out of it.  You can see this and a lot of other wonderful cut files in the Digiplayground Store.
I added the word Dad although there are several different cut files available in the store and one does have the Dad word in a beautiful script.

3D Retro TV Box

See you around and hope you are having a great summer.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Summer Breeze Home Deco

When I saw the new release Summer Breeze twine, I was so excited because it matches the colors in my daughter's room really well.  For the second time in the last four years she has had severe water damage in her room.  To be twenty and have such disruption in your home and your bedroom when you are trying to go to school and work has been unsettling.  I bought these cardboard C letter at Joann's.  They are a bargain as I paid .80.  I used two sided sticky tape to cover the letter on the front, most of the sides and some of the back.  I then sat in front of the TV and wound my twine around my letter.  The curves take a little bit of patience but the finished project is well worth the effort.
I made some felt flowers with My Favorite Things metal dies and a matching bow and finished it off with some matching bling.  This is a lovely, relatively easy project and you could mix and match The Twinery colors as they all coordinate.