Sunday, July 28, 2013

Poor Santa!

Hello! I am sharing my SVG Cutting Files post today.  This is the Santa Chimney Hershey Cover that will be in the SVG Cutting Files' Store this Friday. Such a clever design, you pull on Santa and a second pocket is revealed that holds your candy.  The pocket is a nice size that fits a standard Hershey's Chocolate bar.
I think this would be super cute sized down to hold smaller candy too.

I was experimenting with fur on this project.  I cut the fur off some fur fabric and applied this to my cuts with double sided tape.  The fur looks... well, furry and seems to stay where it was applied.   The sentiment is from Peachy Keen Stamps, PK-322 Peachy Keen Santa.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Stamp Annie Thing Mini Hop : Presents!

Welcome to the Stamp Annie Thing Mini Hop Day Two.  If you have arrived from Ashley's Blog  then you are in the right spot. Today the designers are creating with the new stamp set Wish Big.  You can pick up this stamp at the Stamp Annie Thing Store today!  So adorable! 
Here is my card I made with some of the images and sentiment from this set. I colored her with my Copics to match the papers from My Minds Eye, Hootenanny 6 x 6 paper pad.

Be sure to follow and leave comments on all the designer's blogs today. You will be entered in a drawing to win this sweet set! The winners will be announced on the Stamp Annie Thing Blog on Monday, July 29.
Your next hop is Ruza's Blog.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Stamp Annie Thing July Hop : Make a Splash

Welcome to Stamp Annie Thing's July Mini Hop.  Today we are sharing projects made with the adorable Mermaid Stamp set which is available NOW at the Stamp Annie Thing Store! This hop will remain open this weekend and as always there is a prize to be won if you hop along with us-  Just follow the blogs and leave a comment at each designer's blog for YOUR chance to win this sweet Mermaid Stamp set!

The hop begins at the talented Annie's Blog and if you are hopping along, you should have arrived from Kate's Blog.

For my project, I altered a candy tin with one of the mermaid stamps and colored her to look like "Ariel".  I found this tin at the 99 cent store of all places, and just love the colors for the mermaid.

Now on to your next hop, Ruza's blog, Ruza's Craft Corner.

Here is the complete hop list:
Mel {you are here}

Good luck!  You will adore this stamp!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013


Hi There! A little sunshine card to share with you today. I made this card  from one of the new card bases at SVG Cutting files, Mini Note Card Set.  This card was sent out to a friend.. who makes me smile.

Sentiment- Stamp Annie*Thing Here's the Dirt
Sun- SVG Cutting Files Kawaii Sunshine
Paper- DCWV Sunday Afternoon Stack

Have a wonderful day!

Monday, July 22, 2013


Good morning! Here is my sample for the Love to Create Challenge.  The this week the challenge is all about hugs and wishes.  I went with a "wish" of a trip to France!  I stamped my card with Stamp Annie*Thing's Ooh la la Stamp Set (which is also this week's PRIZE).

My card base is one of the mini note cards from SVG Cutting Files, but I sized this up to 5 by 5 inches.  I added paper charms with a french theme.

Good luck with the Challenge!

Saturday, July 20, 2013

The Greeting Farm Kidz

I am posting this card for my gal for the Greeting Farm Kidz Challenge. She is a crafty kid and really enjoyed coloring this image from The Greeting Farm, Anya Strolls.  Heather used Spectrum Noir Markers, TGF metal dies, glitter ribbon, and BLING!

Sweet Lil Deer

Good morning everyone! I am playing along at Peachy Keen Stamps' "show me the money" card challenge.  For this challenge, make a card that can hold money or a gift card.  Keeping with the Christmas in July theme, here is a money card for a sweet deer. Her face is stamped with PK-170 Bear Face Assortment.
Sentiment from PKSC-11

This what the card looks like open:

Cut Files from SVG Cutting Files
(I made mats for the card with my Silhouette Software)
Hope you have time to join the Challenge this week. Thanks for stopping by-

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Lucky Dog Treat!

Hello! I have been creating with my Stamp Annie*Thing Stamps. Here is the project I made with the Dog Gone Cute set.  I just love his pants! They remind me of the high waisted pants worn by Fred Mertz on the I Love Lucy TV Show.

The bag was decorated with dog accessories from the same stamp set.  The bag topper is actually a bone shaped card from SVG Cutting Files.  I just punched a hole with a hole punch to thread some ribbon through the bag and the card.
I made this treat bag for a friend that visits me with her "fur baby" in tow.  Her sweet Yorkie is a "lucky dog" to live with her!
Thanks so much for stopping today!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Penquin Style

Good Morning! I found this penquin pillow box cut by Amy Robinson at the Silhouette Online Store.  I added a Peachy Keen Face and dressed him up for Christmas with a scarf. 

I will be entering this cutie in Jaded Blossom's Christmas in July Challenge.   I used the Jaded Blossom Candy Charms and Banner Dies and the Summer Candy Stamps.  He would look super cute with the Christmas or Winter Candy Stamps but I don't own those yet...  

Have a great day!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Christmas in Kawaii

Good morning! SVG Cutting Files will have new Christmas themed cuts available this Friday at the Store. Perfect timing to get a head start on your Christmas Crafting.  I could make Holiday projects all year long myself.  The Kawaii Christmas Lollipop Covers are easy and fun to make.

I put a small tree in my entry way during Christmas. My plan is to make enough to decorate the tree with these lollipop covers.  Gee, if I start NOW I might get them done in time :)

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Hot Tropics Challenge!

SVG Cutting Files has their new Challenge on the blog. The theme is a color challenge with "hot tropic" colors, Yellow, Orange, and Blue.  Enter your project for a chance to WIN a gift certificate for SVG Cutting Files.  Check out the monthly challenge details, HERE.
I made these treats for my daughter who is having a  pool party with her friends. The "Fun in the Sun" girl is so cute and sassy with her shades.  Pure Sugar and Swimming... sounds like a great day to me!

SVG Cutting Files:
Girl- Fun in the Sun
Tube Box- Candy Tube Holder Pack

Face- Peachy Keen Stamps PK-1300 Sweet and Innocent Face Assortment
Sentiment- Jaded Blossom Summer Candies

Jaded Blossom Candy Charms and Banners

The Challenge is open until August 14 and I would love to see what you create!

Friday, July 12, 2013

Just Ducky

Good Morning- Just posting my CAS "ducky card" made with Stamps from Stamp Annie*Thing's The Fun Starts Here set.  I just love the graphics of the ducks in a row and stamped the image twice masking off one side.  To pull the primary colors across the card I added some buttons.
Sentiment from Stamp Annie*Thing
One Cool Cat

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Berry Sweet Gift Box

Sentiment Stamp PK-162 Fruit Sentiments One

Hello everyone! Today is the start of a new challenge at Peachy Keen Stamps. Create a 3-D project of your choice and have ribbon wrapped somewhere on it.  The challenge closes on July 17 so be sure to link your project at the Peachy Keen Challenge Blog.

I found this "berry sweet" gift box at the Silhouette online store, chocolate gift box by Jennifer Wambach.  It is the perfect size for candy or a gift card. On top of the box is my cutie pie strawberry.  I used the face stamp, PK-145 Piles of Smiles, for the stawberry.  The cut is called Berry Sweet by SEI.

I hope you have time this week to play along at the Challenge. Bye for now-

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

My Doggie Bag

Good afternoon! There is a purse challenge going on at SVG Cuts. You can read about the details HERE, but basically you make a purse from their FREE file and you "win" a gift card. How generous is that!

I thought it would be fun to design a "doggie" bag, complete with a dog biscuit button. I added some trim made with a circle punch to the edge the flap of the purse.

Be sure to get your purse entered by July 12.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Bug Me Anytime!

Hello! Today I had some time to play with my Cricut! The card base is from Wild Card and the bug is from Paisley.  I followed the Sketch at Peachy Keen's Sketch Challenge.  My friend Teresa was teasing me that I put faces on EVERYTHING... but as you can see this bug has no face.
See! Look! No Face! ha ha.
(I think this ladybug would be cute with a face on her... but I will refrain.)
Sentiment Stamp: PK-197 Baby Buzz Sentiments

I will be entering this card at Fantabulous Cricut's Challenge Blog. The theme this week is to use your Cricut and make a project with any type of bug. You can enter your project HERE.

Bye for now-

Monday, July 8, 2013

Sweet Ice Cream & Bean

Red, White, Blue and Ribbon is this week's challenge at The Greeting Farm. 
My TGF image is a clear stamp Twinkle Bean.
 I love her hair as it reminds me of ice cream. (or maybe I am hungry)
 She has stars in her hair but I opted to add some flowers 
to make her "more sweet". 
 I used my Cricut to cut the cone and the title "sweet". 
 I love this color combo and it does not always have to be for a patriotic card.

Thanks for stopping by today-

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Heat Wave Challenge!

I made this cutie gift bag for the Heat Wave Challenge that SVG Cutting Files is hosting. A $15 store credit is up for grabs! Cut your favorite "sun loving" image from SVG Cutting Files and enter your project by July 14 to be entered into the prize drawing.

I just love Tubing Fun Jenna from SVG Cutting files, she reminds me of my kiddos in the pool. (Not all smiles because there is ONLY one green inner tube for floating...ha ha)

Hope to see your project! Have a great day-

Bag- Fish Handle Bag Container
Girl and watter- Tubing Fun Jenna
Sentiment- Jaded Blossom Happy Summer
Face Stamp- Peachy Keen Stamps PK-1200 The Moodies

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Sweet Summer and PK News

Peachy Keen Stamps just put their new stamps in the store! YAY! I love this sweet ice cream cone... he is a double scoop but I masked him off to make a single scoop.  The little face is from the July Stamp of the Month kit, PKSC-19.

There are two challenges for a chance to win a gift certificate at the Peachy Keen Store at the Peachy Keen Connection. A summer challenge and Christmas challenge are on the site.  Be sure to add your project by July 10.

AND in shopping NEWS... If you have been waiting to pick up some of your favorites at Peachy Keen Stamps here is the "scoop":

Friday, July 5, 2013

A Rare Bird

Good Morning- I have a card to share with you today.  My card features a "rare bird" for sure. He is from Stamp Annie*Thing's Rare Bird stamp set.  I colored him with Copic  markers to match the paper I picked up from Hobby Lobby, The Cheeky Monkey Paper Stack from the Paper Studio. Love the fun tropical and monkey prints on this paper stack.  This bird is very fun to color and you can color him any color... because he is RARE. he he

The card base is from SVG Cutting Files, Wavy Card Base.  A great unique shape to decorate.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, July 1, 2013

Peachy Keen July Peek

A new month  means a new set of stamps from Peachy Keen Stamps.  Today I have two projects made with the NEW July Stamp Club kit.  The theme is "Christmas in July" but as always there are faces and sentiments that could be enjoyed all year long. LOVE THAT! Here are some treat houses I made with the new stamps-
Here is a picture of the house open... such a clever design.

Another project made with the set is a shape slider card. The coffee card was decorated for use all year. I just adore that sweet coffee drink!

House File- Silhouette Online Store- 3d house by Alaa' K
Coffee Slider Card- SVG Cutting files- Kawaii Latte Slider Card

Be sure to check out the Peachy Keen Blog for more beautiful projects! There is a "Peachy Train" in this set that is super cute!