Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Here's a kiss for you, and you, and you....
Here's a kiss for EVERYONE!

using Tiny Princess-Love Cut Set (SVG included)

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Sending Hedgehugs

Wow. Are we already 19 days into the new year? I feel like I haven't posted on the blog for a long time (That's SO unlike me!). I was in London and Paris over Christmas and it has been hard to get back to a routine after the holidays. But here I am now and I have two cards to share.

For the first card, I combined a little bit of print-and-cut with manual die-cutting. I love using my Silhouette Cameo for cutting out SVGs but personally, I think that the metal dies still do a better job with cutting stitched lines. In this case, I printed out the greeting and used a metal die with my Sizzix Big Shot to cut out the scallop circle with stitched lines. The hedgehogs were cut out using my Silhouette Cameo and I drew in the eyes and cheeks with gel pens to reduce bulk.

To be honest, this second card was really just an excuse for me to use my Sizzix Big Shot. Even though I use my Cameo a lot, I never stopped buying metal dies. I'm trying to use them more often so I don't feel so guilty when I buy even more. Ha! Anyway, this card will look just as good if the whole thing was printed out. I have to say though, the layers do make the card a little more interesting given with the extra dimension. The Emu SVG was cut using my Cameo, while the two base layers were cut out using metal dies.

The price will change to zero after they have been added to the cart.

Hope you like these cards and don't forget to download your FREE Schmoopsie Poo Door Hanger before they are gone tonight. CLICK HERE TO GET THEM.

File used:
Schmoopsie Poo - Love Day - Cut Set

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy New Year!

When in London, walk like the Beatles. lol. #abbeyroad

It's 2017!

2016 was a little crazy- we traveled so much! We spent all Summer visiting Japan, Singapore, and Taiwan and spent the recent holiday break in London and Paris. I had initially planned on posting pictures here on the blog but decided to do so on my Instagram instead. If you have not seen the photos, I hope that you would take a peek on my Instagram. You can find my page by clicking HERE.

We just got home from London and I am still trying to get over the jet lag but I wanted to pop in here quickly to wish everyone a Happy New Year!

May the new year bring you much happiness and good health! Here's to more crafting and less cluttering.



Friday, December 23, 2016

FREE: Simply Christmas- Pop-Up 3D Ribbons


Hi, everyone! Sorry I've been rather quiet on the blog, we are currently on vacation and I'm waving to you guys from London! If you are not already following me on Instagram, just CLICK HERE to see what we have been up to. Anyway, there are a few freebies that I don't think you guys should miss out on and so I'm taking a few minutes out of my holiday to share them with you:

LD has a new freebie on their site and Silhouette has been giving away a daily freebie for their 12 Days of Christmas promotion.


CLICK HERE to get the LD 3D Pop-Up Ribbon.


CLICK HERE to get all the current freebies available in the Silhouette Design Store.

That's all for now. Here's wishing y'all a Merry Christmas! in advance and I hope you have a happy and wonderful 2017!

Friday, December 9, 2016

{EXPIRED} FREE: Santa's Village Tri-fold Cards

photo by LD

If you like to display little houses for Christmas, you must check out the latest release from LD. They just added the most adorable Santa's Village to their store.

photo by LD






For this week's freebie, LD is giving away some tri-fold cards. You can use the printables and cut them out by hand or use the cutting file with your personal electronic cutting machine.

To get the files, just CLICK HERE or the image above to go to the LD site. Add the Santa's Village -Cards printables and cut set to your cart and checkout. You pay $0.00!


Silhouette users, CLICK HERE to get your free design of the week.


Thursday, December 8, 2016

From Framed Art to Print-and-Cut Card

December is a busy month for everyone. Even though I love giving out handmade cards, making cards from scratch can be very time-consuming. Every die-cut is carefully layered together until the whole card is assembled. Print-and-cut helps so much in cutting down the time needed to make a card and I was delighted when I saw the Christmas Twelve printables on the LD site last week.

The set includes three graphics that you can print out and frame as wall art but they also look great as cards. To make the cards in this post, I dragged-and-dropped the graphic into the virtual mat in Silhouette Studio (DE) and did the following:

- Trace the image
- Make an offset
- Delete the original trace
- Release Compound Path and delete away the offset for the "Merry Christmas" greeting

To extract the greeting for the card base, I used the Modify>Intersect command.

To add dimension and stitched lines to the card, I cut out an additional layer using the Silhouette Cameo and running the cut-out through my Sizzix Big Shot and a metal die. I finished the card by adhering the layers together with foam tape and added some shimmer with a Wink of Stella glitter pen.

The Christmas Twelve printables are free until tonight. CLICK HERE to get it.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

FREE: "Christmas Twelve" printables

photo by LD

December is here! I can hardly believe that the year is almost over. Christmas is just around the corner and LD has released another new Christmas-themed collection. I really like their Christmas Twelve designs a lot- I think the art is gorgeous!


The Christmas Twelve line includes cutting sets (SVG included), graphics, paper, an alphabet, and a cut project. If you are interested in getting the collection, be sure to buy the Big Bundle. It comes with all the graphics and cut files PLUS 3 fonts. Good deal!


CLICK HERE to see the Christmas Twelve Collection.


It's a new month and LD is offering a new promotional bundle. CLICK HERE to see how you can get the entire Monstrous Christmas collection for free.


Here is this week's freebie:


CLICK HERE or the image above to go to the LD site. Add the Christmas Twelve printables to your cart and checkout. You pay $0.00!

Silhouette users, in case you are not aware, Silhouette America is giving out a free design every day from Nov 24 to Dec 5. Here are the eight shapes that were given out so far. If you have not already grabbed them, CLICK HERE to get them before they are gone.