Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Chickaniddy Page Plus Free Cut Files!

Hi there! It's Pam here again sharing another layout and cut files!  I  created for the CHA winter show for Chickaniddy Crafts. I also included cutting files, .svg, .studio, and .jpeg that I created that go with my page. I love SHAPES on pages. If you checked my pinterest boards you will see this along with my gallery. I love to create them and pin them. :)

This page was inspired by a dartboard and the focal point of it is my parents. They are such a great couple and been together for almost 50 years, wow! I currently have the Silhouette machine and I created my own template to use for my page. I will share this below. I cut out the pieces with different patterned papers. Next, I created tabs and typed out the text in Photoshop. I have included this in my templates, so if you want to print them out and write on them, that would work really well! The Chickaniddy Date Night Collection worked perfectly for my page!
Here is my page to start out with!

As you can see I used a ton of paper, embellishments, stickers, and such. This was such a fun page!! I just LOVE the Chickaniddy Crafts Date Night collection!

Here is the JPEG file for the outside round template. Below are the SVG and STUDIO files links. I put the entire shape in the cutting file in case you wanted all one color. If not, just delete the ones that you don't want.

Round Rays SVG
Round Rays STUDIO

Here is the JPEG of the labels and also the middle circle.

Round Rays Center SVG
Round Rays Center STUDIO

I hope you enjoy using these files! Please don't forget to pair it with some great Chickaniddy Crafts paper ;).

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

New Pet Layout and Digital Cutting Files Downloads!

Hi Pam here!! I am sharing a new feature on the blog today. I am going to be sharing die cut files in the forms of .svg, .studio and .jpeg for you to create your own pages! I hope you will like this new feature and it will enable you to be able to use your cricut as well as your silhouette to cut out the files. Let's get started with sharing my page first. This is my dog Ollie looking as cute as ever!I used layered circles to create my page. I used fun bright colors for my page of Ollie. He was looking so cute and adorable!

Ok time to share the cutting files. First I will put a preview of the cutting files in .jpeg form and then the cutting files. Here is the outside circle layer.

Layered Outside Circle SVG
Layered Outside Circle STUDIO

Now for the inside circles. I combines both on one file to condense space, but you can delete the files you don't want in your programs! The larger clumped circle area goes below each single circle.

Layered Inner Circles SVG
Layered Inner Circles STUDIO

I hope you enjoy these and let me know if you use them by sending me mail at ! thanks!

Friday, January 24, 2014

Sharon's Favorites from 2013!

Good Morning everyone!  Sharon here . . . I hope that those of you who are in the midst of this deep freeze are staying warm!

I would like to share my favorite projects of 2013 with you.

I am going to begin with some pages that I made for a class that I took entitled "Mixed Emotions."  It was a mixed media class that used a different emotion for each lesson.  I enjoyed this class so much!  Not only were the instructors talented, they were very friendly, too.  As were all of the participants in the class.  I felt like I made a lot of wonderful friends there.

Here are just a few (4 to be exact!) of the emotions that I depicted during this class:



and hate:

I am not a card maker, but I made one lonely card last year!!!  Here it is:

And I last, but not least, I am sharing some of my favorite scrapbook pages made throughout the year:








Thank you for taking this trip with me through my 2013 favorites!  I hope that we all get a chance to create lots of wonderful pages and projects in 2014, too.


Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Sheila's Favorite Five Layouts of 2013

Hi there!
Sheila here today with my favorite layouts of 2013...
This one was for a Design Team assignment for Color Me Scrappy.  There was a color palette  and a sketch to work with, and I have to say, this team has been really interesting for me.  Their challenges are the hardest I have ever tackled.  However, most of my favorites have been work for their team!  If you are not familiar with this site, PLEASE check it out.  The challenges force me to really think, and to sort through my stuff which has been great for me, because I tend not to remember what I have. 
This is my older daughter on her first day of school.
I loved the mix of colors and the sketch was awesome too.

My next favorite is...
Another Color Me Scrappy layout!!! This one was a color challenge with a twist, not a sketch.  The twist was to use texture, and I used a burlap flower.  This is my other daughter on the first day of school.

The next one I chose was from a DT assignment at Let's Get Sketchy.  I loved this one because my habit lately has been NOT to use busy paper for a background, so this was a risk for me. 
It was a view from my deck of my favorite flowers, cosmos.
I also cut the arrow out on my silhouette, and I believe it was one of the first cuts I made. 

My next favorite is this one.

This was also a Let's Get Sketchy DT assignment.  I love, love, love Crate Paper, which is what I mostly used on this layout.  I also love to steal song lyrics for my titles, and this one is from one of my favorite Judy Collins song.

My next and last favorite is this one---another first day of school layout.  However, this one is from two years ago and I just got around to scrapping it. 
This is one of the first cuts that I made with my Silhouette too.  I did all the numbers down the side.  I used Color Me Happy (Glitz) which is one of my all time favorite collections.
I also love that she is holding a Wimpy Kid book---one of her favorites still!

SO there you have it!  My top five favorite layouts of 2013. 
Thanks for stopping by today:)

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Tanya's CHA Wish List

Hello everyone!  Tanya here, and it's CHA time again!  Here are several new items that I am really excited about!  I've included links to the company blogs so you can get more details on the products and some have expected shipping dates, too! :)

Doodlebug has some fun new collections and embellishments coming out.  I can't wait to get the Sprinkles Arrows in a rainbow of gorgeous colors!  I am also looking forward to getting the Springtime, Sugar Shoppe and Hip Hip Hooray collections!

Echo Park is showing some great collections that are super cute - That's My Boy, Sunshine, and Getaway are all on my wish list!

Carta Bella has a really fun new birthday collection called It's a Celebration, and I love it!

I always love the sweet, classic embellishments that Queen & Co has, and it looks like they've got some fantastic new paper collections to go with them,too!  I'm interested in Memorable Magic (even for non-Disney layouts), On The Go, Summer Splash and Dog Days.  They also have some new embellishments - wood veneers, flair badges, and more incredible Trendy Tapes!

Fancy Pants has a new Nautical collection that will be awesome for all my lake layouts this summer!

What are YOU most excited about putting on your CHA Wish List?

Monday, January 20, 2014

Cindy's CHA Picks

Cindy here!  This is such a fun time of year, seeing all the new products debuted at the Craft and Hobby Association (CHA) tradeshow.  I've pinned all of my favorites on a dedicated Pinterest board.  Here are just a few of the items that have caught my eye.

  • Fancy Pants 'Nautical'

If I only get one new paper collection this year, it's probably going to be Nautical from Fancy Pants.  I love the colors (perfect for boy pages) and the fact that they're double-sided with non-themed B-sides makes them really versatile.   

  • Simple Stories Letter Stickers

I'm already obsessed with Simple Stories letter stickers and typeset stickers and use them all the time.  Eight new colors?  A must-have.  I will probably get at least three sets each of the letter stickers and the typeset stickers.

  • Doodlebug Sprinkles Vellum

I'm intrigued.  I never really stopped using vellum after its heyday years ago and I'm always a sucker for polka dots.  This seems like a really great basic. I'd like to see it in person to check out how translucent it is.

  • Jillibean Soup Beanboard

Jillibean Soup is introducing Beanboard, described as thin chipboard that's colored on both sides. I love the look and ease of chipboard but hate the bulk, so this is ideal for me.  It comes in eight colors. I'm definitely getting the green, grey, yellow, red and navy.

  • Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool

I have the standard ink blending tool and love it.  This mini would be great for covering smaller areas.  I'm not sure I can justify getting this one since I already have a ton of Tsukeniko sponge daubers that I love.  I'm definitely thinking about it though.

  • Glue Dots Desktop Dispenser

I use a lot of Glue Dots and this dispenser would be handy.  I'm not sure if I want another thing that sits on my desk though.  Now, my Glue Dots hang from my pegboard, off my work surface. Something to think about...