Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Camping Themed Layouts

What a wonderful Back to School Blog Hop this past weekend! I had so much fun making my creations for that hop and sharing them with all our Snapdragon Snippet fans. You are wonderful!!!

Now it is time to move on and show you what I've been up to when I wasn't creating from the Back to School Blog Hop. We went camping in Nebraska in July and we had such a great time. I took lots and lots and lots of pictures and now comes the time to scrap them. Thanks to all the wonderful Snapdragon Snippet camping/summer/bbq cutting files, I was able to put together this double page layout to keep some of my captured memories for years to come.

I used... 
3 trees - Design ID #45226
compass - Design ID #45227

And here is the second page to my layout

 I used...

hot dog - Design ID # 19156
hamburger - Design ID #19154 
flashlight - Design ID #45224
fire pit & roasting sticks - Design ID # 45222

I also had to show this adorable out house. I didn't use it on the above layouts but I loved it so much I had to cut it out and plan on using it on another layout I'm working on.

outhouse - Design ID #45225

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Back to School Hop

Welcome to the SnapDragon Snippets/SVG Attic Back To School blog hop! We are super excited to have you join us! At each stop of the hop, you will be inspired by the creativity of each of Snapdragon Snippets and SVGAttic design team members. 

If you happened across this post out of order, please head to the SVG Attic blog to start at the beginning of the hop. 

Here are my projects for the hop: 

I upcycled a Princles Potato chips can and turned it into a "teacher survival kit." Pop off the top and the can is full of different types of chocolates that the teacher can use to get her through the year or maybe just the first day.

a2 crayon card Design ID #31607 I used  for the crayons around the bottom of the can. I ungrouped the crayons to use.

The apple on top of my can came from the september dozen squares quilt block Design ID #42748 

I also decided I needed a box full of yummies for the other teacher so I made the new cupcake box apple cutout Design ID #64475    I added acetate to the inside of the box to cover the apple window and then filled the box full of chocolate.

I used the teacher appreciation box card  Design ID #60420 to make a vintage looking box card. I didn't add the THANK YOU to it because the school year is just getting under way. I wanted to show how you can use this card at the beginning of the school year, during teacher appreciation week or even at the end of the school year.

There are prizes to be won! 

We are offering two gift cards to the SVGAttic store! $30 Gift Certificate to SVG Attic and $20 Gift Certificate to SVG Attic What do you need to do to be eligible for these amazing prizes? 1. Become a follower of each blog in the hop, if you aren't already. You will find a few different participants (blogs) this time around. 2. Leave some blogging love on each stop. 3. If you do both of the above, check back on both Snapdragon Snippets and SVGAttic blogs for the winners on Monday, August 18th! You have all day today and tomorrow to hop. We would also love it if you would stop by the SnapDragon Snippets and SVG Attic Facebook pages and give us a "Like"! 

This is the blog hop lineup in case you find a broken link or need to take a break and come back.

SVG Attic blog 
SnapDragon Snippets blog 

We hope you have enjoyed this stop on our hop! Be sure to visit, follow and comment on every stop to be eligible for the prizes. 

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Smore Fun

Summer is coming to a close but that only means it's time for camp fires and smores one last time. I have put together an 8 x 8 layout to help record those memories for years to come.

I used marshmallows Design ID #18793  for the marshmallows on sticks on the sides of this layout and I used s'mores phrases Design ID #18791 for the "smore fun" phrase. 

The s'mores phrases has two cute phrases in the cutting file. The one I used on my project and the other phrase is just the connected work Smores.

I have to share a little secret before I leave. I want to show you a close up of the marshmallows I made.

I thought they looked pretty real on my layout and I wanted to share how I made them. I first cut out the file and then used some brown distress ink on them to give them that burnt look and finally I put white flocking on them. The pictures doesn't do them justice but take it from me, they look pretty real.

Happy camping and crafting!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

School Daze Blog Hop

Happy Saturday
Welcome to this month's hop with...
The Creating Blog Hops Cafe'.

This month's theme is...
School Daze

Those school days are just around the corner, and
we have made some wonderful projects to share with you this month to help get you ready for school.

Our hostess for the hop is...

Our sponsor for this month is also...

Robin will be giving one lucky winner a school themed scrapbooking kit that includes everything you need to complete a scrapbook as well as the scrapbook.

For your chance to win this complete scrapbook kit you must be a follower of each of the blogs in this hop as well as leave each of the ladies a little blog love by leaving them a comment to let them know how much you loved their projects.

So, sit back, grab yourself a Latte' and let us dare to amaze you with our projects.

I created this pencil tag SVG file that you can use on that special back to school gift for the teacher. I am also giving this tag SVG file away to anyone who would like it. You only need to do two things: 

1.) Leave me a comment below
2.) Leave your email address in your comment to I can email you the file.

Enjoy the rest of the HOP!

Your next stop will be with...

If you get lost along the way, here is the entire line-up for today's hop so that you will be able to get back on track and not miss a single project.

I have entered this tag in...

Chalk-ah-lot Cafe challenge #62  I used chalk ink for the outside of the pencil pieces and the lines on the pencil as well as the eraser.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Art Deco Tag for Cutters Creek

I love the Art Deco period but have trouble doing crafts that embody that time period of style so I challenged myself with this project.

I stamped the image on white card stock and then went to work adding Tim Holtz Distress Inks and using my alcohol markers. I like the way the frame around the woman pops and there is the vintage look I was going for so I am happy with the way this turned out.

Making of the tag:

1. Stamped image on X press blending card stock
2. Colored various parts of image with alcohol markers
3. Dab on different shaded of Tim Holtz Distress Ink
4. Spritz with water and let the colors blend
5. Add your bling! and adhere to your tag.

Products from Cutters Creek store are listed here:

Tim Holz distress ink pads in various colors

Zig 2 way glue pen

rhinestones (in flowers)

X Press Blending Paper for Copic markers

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Graduation Card for Snapdragon Snippets

Even though the fireworks are gone along with the hometown parade, that doesn't mean that you can't keep using those cute star files from Snapdragon Snippets

I made this graduation card

using the Star Card Design ID #28777

I just grabbed some graduation themed paper and then cut out a graduation cap and it all came together. You could always use the graduate's school colors to complete this card as well. This is a very versatile cutting file and can be used for so many different occasions from birthdays to graduations to Christmas.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope I have inspired you today.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Welcome Baby Card for Cutter's Creek

There are no up and coming babies that I know of in my family but I thought this Noah's ark stamp I have is so cute that I really needed to finally use it.

I first heat embossed the stamp with WOW embossing powder then I used my alcohol markers to color the stamp. I added some fun details such as clear glitter to the sheep and Noah's beard plus flocking to the waves. I brought everything together by layering my card front and adding a little yellow and white twine bow.

Items from Cutter's Creek Store

WOW embossing powder

Doodle Twine assortment pack - Boy

2 way Zig glue pen

Hope your day is filled with rainbows and sunshine. Jearise :)