Monday, September 22, 2014

More Bumblebees and sunflowers

Hi all! Today I am sticking to my fall sunflower and bumble bee theme by using the sunflower and bee swirl border ID #46802



This cutting file is so useful because it works at different sizes without needing a lot of extra embellishments. I used it on an A2 card but you could use it on a 5 x 7 card or the corner of a fall scrapbook layout.

Have a great creative day! Jearise from Lorby's World

Look what's going on at Snapdragon Snippets.

Don't forget about our September challenge going on now! Get creative with our files and link up here September Fall Contest with Snapdragon Snippets and SVG Attic.

Do you like working with cutting files? Are you a big fan of Snapdragon Snippets? If so, Snapdragon Snippet is having a design team call. You can get all the information here: Snapdragon Snippets Design Team Entries are due no later then September 21st with new design team being announced on September 24th.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

BZZ BZZ on a fall Sunflower for Snapdragon Snippet

How is everyone doing this fine fall day? I hope you've gotten some fall crafting done these past few weeks. The temperatures have gotten cooler and the sunflowers are in glorious full bloom which makes this 3D Sunflower Box ID #46801 irresistible.

I just love the way the top of this box is and that bee is the perfect buzzing addition.



I spritzed the box with my Glimmer Mist in Kiwi (I couldn't get a good picture of the glitter mist on the box.) before adding the layers to the top. I also used a paperclip that I twisted with my jewelry making tools to uplift that adorable little bumblebee.

This is a great little box to fill with goodies for a teacher, family friend or relative!

Have a great creative day! Jearise from Lorby's World

Look what's going on at Snapdragon Snippets.

Don't forget about our September challenge going on now! Get creative with our files and link up here September Fall Contest with Snapdragon Snippets and SVG Attic.

Do you like to working with cutting files? Are you a big fan of Snapdragon Snippets? If so, Snapdragon Snippet is having a design team call. You can get all the information here: Snapdragon Snippets Design Team Entries are due no later then September 21st with new design team being announced on September 24th.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Swirls and Acorns from Snapdragon Snippets

Hi everyone! Jearise from Lorby's World  here with a special Monday post to show one of the newest designed cards for Snapdragon Snippets: Oak Leaf and Acorn Swirl 5 x 7 card: ID 50619. This is also one of the cards in the newest SVG Attic set: JGW Harvest Blessing Card Kit




This is a beautiful card with many layers that work so well together. I know you'll enjoy making and sharing this fall card with friends and family.

Don't forget about our September challenge going on now! Get creative with our files and link up here September Fall Contest with Snapdragon Snippets and SVG Attic.

Do you like to working with cutting files? Are you a big fan of Snapdragon Snippets? If so, Snapdragon Snippet is having a design team call. You can get all the information here: Snapdragon Snippets Design Team Entries are due no later then September 21st with new design team being announced on September 24th.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Snapdragon Snippets and SVG Attic September Challenge

Our challenge this month is FALL (can include Back to School and Halloween). This is a month long challenge and you can make anything that strikes your fancy with a FALL or Back to School or Halloween theme as long as you use files from Snapdragon Snippets and/or SVG Attic.

I have some inspiration for you today using the harvest corner and block vinyl or stencil Design ID #50618 

I was shopping at the craft store two weeks ago and came across a lot of cork products including round and square drink coasters. I've been wanting to get some fall coasters but when I saw the cork, I knew I had to make my own using the HARVEST CORNER AND BLOCK VINYL OR STENCIL cutout from Snapdragon Snippets.




These are very simple to make.

1. Pick out your contrasting papers. I used Graphic 45 for my choices.

2. After cutting the square design out to fit the coaster, I used a corner punch to round the corners.

3. Mod Podge the background on and let it dry.

4. Mod Podge and piece the HARVEST CORNER AND BLOCK VINYL OR STENCIL on and let it dry.

5. Mod Podge over the entire coaster to make sure all pieces including the edges are secure.

6. Use a water sealant to seal your work.

***I made four of these and it took me less then an hour to cut out all the pieces and assemble. I let the Mod Podge dry overnight before adding the sealant.

Contest Rules

• Become a follower of SVG Attic's and SnapDragon Snippets' blogs.
• Create any type of project using at least one recognizable element from an SVG Attic or SnapDragon Snippets file.
• You have until Midnight Central Time on September 27th, 2014. Designs submitted after the deadline will not be included in the judging.
• Submit your entry by clicking on the inLinkz button below.  If you do not have a blog, you can also enter by posting a picture of your project on our SVG Attic or SnapDragon Snippets Facebook pages and state it is for the contest.
• Please only provide the link to your blog post itself and not your blog in general.
• You may enter as many times as you want for this contest.
• You may enter your project into as many different challenges as you want.
• Please include a link back to this contest post in your project's blog post.
• Not a requirement, but we would love for you to "Like" SVG Attic and SnapDragon Snippets on Facebook if you haven't already done so!

Prizes

First Place:  $25 Gift Certificate to SVG Attic
Second Place:  $15 Gift Certificate to SVG Attic
Third Place:  $10 Gift Certificate to SVG Attic

• Judging will be done by the inspiration team members and designers.
• Top 5 will be announced on September 30th, 2014.  From that point the fans choose the top 3!  The pictures will be placed on Facebook and the three with the most "likes" will win.

Good luck and happy crafting!


You can link up here:


If you need some inspiration please head on over to 3 Under 3 and More Blog and the SVG Attic Blog. The design teams have come up with some wonderful creations for Fall and Halloween.

Good luck!!!

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 
Melissa 
Julie 
Beth 
Shary 
Courtney 
Jodi 
Jearise 
Esther 
Ruthie 
Diane 
Gaby 
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!