Saturday, October 25, 2014

RETT SYNDROME AWARENESS BLOG HOP


Happy Saturday
and 
Welcome to this year's Blog Hop for...
Rett Syndrome Awareness
 
In this hop we will be showing you many Disney themed projects while sharing with you about
Rett Syndrome.
If you have just stopped by my blog to visit with me, thank you and welcome, but please start at the beginning of the hop with our
Hostess, Robin from
Create-A-Latte.
We would not want you to miss any of these wonderful projects.

So, grab yourself a Latte', sit back and hop along with us as we share our projects with you.

  
Rett Syndrome strikes without warning. A girl with Rett Syndrome usually starts out as a happy and healthy baby. Then something goes terribly wrong. She loses the ability to speak, she can't use her hands to play with toys, or to even feed herself, and she may lose the ability to walk. 

Despite their physical disabilities, girls with Rett Syndrome are believed to be functioning mentally at a much higher level than previously thought.   
Rett Syndrome is caused by a mutation of the MECP2  gene on the X chromosome.  

Rett Syndrome is found in all racial and ethnic groups throughout the world, and in every socioeconomic class.  
Rett  Syndrome affects in 15,000 female births.  

*Symptoms of Rett Syndrome...

Rett Syndrome is a genetic neurological disorder that affects girls between 6 and 18 months of age. 
This regressive disease leads to lifelong handicaps, including loss of speech and voluntary muscle control, and is often misdiagnosed as Cerebral Palsy or Autism. Symptoms range from mild to severe, and almost always include...
*Developmental Regression or Plateau
*Near constant hand clasping or wringing
*Severe communication impairment
*Breathing problems
*Digestive issues
*Floppy arms and legs
*If able to walk, then with a shaky, unsteady gait, or toe-walking. But most do end up using a wheelchair for the most part.
*Scoliosis
*Seizures
*Slowing head growth
*Abnormal sleep patterns
*Transient loss of social engagement
*Poor circulation that can lead to cold and bluish arms and legs
*Anxiety
  
Many individuals with Rett Syndrome live well into adulthood, although there are some that do not get that chance and end up losing their battle to Rett Syndrome at a very early age.
Most people including Doctors are not aware of Rett Syndrome, so, please help me get the word out about Rett Syndrome and hopefully the more that know the faster we can help in finding a cure.

For more information you can visit...
http://www.rettsyndrome.org/

Now, are you ready for some blog candy???  We have a several wonderful and generous sponsors today...


1.  Lucy Kelleher
with Close to My Heart
$10 gift certificate for Close to My Heart products with Lucy 

Close To My Heart


2.  Dee's Delights Store
$20 Gift Certificate for Dee's Store



3. Heather Stafford with...
Gemini Red Creations
A floating locket and your choice of two floating charms 


 

http://www.geminiredcreations.com/shop/floating-lockets/
 

4.  Diana Larson with
DLART
$10 Gift Certificate for DLART Store

https://www.etsy.com/shop/DLART

5.  Robin Lane with
Create-A-Latte
A Collection of Snap Products by Simple Stories. Everything you need to put together your Disney memories.
The kit comes with an Album, a pack of Insta Pocket Pages, "Say Cheese" Journal Kit, and the "Say Cheese" Snap Pack.

  

Without further ado...Our Disney Projects.


To make a long story short, I found this cute Mickey Mouse SVG on line and thought I would cut it out with my Cameo. I was have a hard time getting stuff worked out so I thought I would take a different approach and just use the silhouette. I sprayed  Glimmer Mist on my Mickey in two different colors. Sorry you can't see the shimmer better in the picture. This is a simple and straight forward birthday card that could be used for a boy or girl. Thanks for stopping by today.

I'm last in line today so I would like to thank you for hopping along with us today, I hope that you have learned something about Rett Syndrome and that you will help spread the word so that we can make as many people aware of this as possible. I also hope that we have inspired you to get your craft on.

If you get lost along the way here is the entire line up for today's Blog Hop.
1. Robin L. ~  http://create-a-latte.blogspot.com/


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!





Saturday, July 26, 2014

School Daze Blog Hop



Happy Saturday
and
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

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 :)

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

3 fireworks birthday card becomes birthday card

Welcome to my post today for Snapdragon Snippet. This week the US celebrates it's independence with family BBQ's and fireworks and Snapdragon Snippets has lots of wonderful cards and decoration for the 4th including this card.


3 Fireworks Card  Design ID #28778




But you can continue to use these wonderful files even after the 4th. I used the 3 Fireworks Card file to make two different birthday cards to give you an idea how creative you can get with this great card design.



As you can see, just layering the different layers can give a totally different look to this very versatile file.

Thanks for stopping by today and have a safe and happy 4th of July! Jearise :)

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Welcome to a new contest!  

This month it is a joint contest with  SnapDragon Snippets and SVG Attic, so that means you have even more files to choose from to create with to enter!  We hope you will join with us and participate in this month's "Anything Goes" contest.  

Here is some inspiration from me to you. Please visit our main blog to see other projects the design team has made to encourage your creativity.  Please stop by their blogs and let them know how much you love their projects!

I'm still in the Fourth of July decorating spirit so I just couldn't resist this adorable Uncle Sam Canister Wrap #61638. Uncle Sam sits proudly on my mantel along with a star box made from the Vintage Nation set from SVG Attic.


Thanks for looking and now onto the contest rules and good luck! I can't wait to see what you make.

Contest Rules

• Become a follower of  SnapDragon Snippets' and SVG Attic's blogs.
• Create any type of project using at least one recognizable element from a  SnapDragon Snippets or SVG Attic file.
• You have until Midnight CST on July 31, 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  SnapDragon Snippets or SVG Attic 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"  SnapDragon Snippets and SVG Attic 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 Creative team members and Designers.
• Top 5 will be announced on August 3, 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.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Red, White and Blue Mantel

I've started decorating my mantel for Independence Day and have some pictures to share. The files I used for most of these decorations come from Snapdragon Snippet but there is one special decoration that I made last year using the file from SVG Attic. I liked the way it turned out that I included it again this year.

Here are individual pictures of the decorations with the files names and links.

3D Star and Bunting Swag Set




American Doily


American Doily


Yankee Sam Jointed Figure


SVG Attic's Vintage Nation

Thank you for stopping by and taking a peek. Snapdragon Snippets will make your holiday decorating easy!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Just to Say Hello

We always are sending holiday and birthday wishes but sometimes the best wish to send it a surprise wish just to say Hello. Today's card is all about that unexpected wish to send to a friend in the good ol' summertime.

What makes this card special is the summer colors and the layering I did.



The paper used is from Echo Park's 6 x 6 paper pad: For the Record 2 by Lori Whitlock

The circle cut out in the top left corner and the fancy cut out in the lower left corner were made with Cuddlebug 5 x 7 Embossing Plus-Embossed Tags folder 

Used for the touch of green on the yellow cut out was Tim Holz Ranger Distress Ink in peacock feathers.

Roses were spritzed with Perfect Pearls Mist in Sunflower Sparkle 

Glue to hold it all together - Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive

 Enjoy your June and I'll see you back here with some July fun for Cutters Creek On Line Store.




Thursday, June 12, 2014

Father's Day Ideas from Snapdrogon Snippet and Me

You can take a simple little box and turn it into a fun surprise for Father's Day or a masculine birthday. I made this fun 3D box combining two sets of cutting files:



I had to resize the patterns from the Griller's Gear Set to make it fit on the box but it was easy to do. I have detailed pictures below to show you the steps.


 Front of box

 Back of box

Top of box



How to step by step.

 I brought the box into my program and made it the size I wanted to cut it out. The dark blue represents the sides of the box and the light blue represents the decorative panels. As you can see above, the apron pattern was too big for the decorative panel.
I centered the apron over the decorative panel on my cutting mat and I started to size it down to fit into the area of my panel. Once it was the size I wanted, I then cut and pasted the apron into a different screen. I did this with the grill on the back too. I used the side and top panels as a guide to size the shalt and pepper shakers and spatula on the top.

The above final diagram shows how all the layers will look just before cutting and the below picture shows the box with the cover off. I used pop dots to make the cutting files on the sides stick out and to stop the cover from going all the way down since I plan on putting a big bag of m & m's in here.



I also made a card to go with the box. I used a7 griller's apron card 5x7

I had some fun with this card. I used a beige for the apron but then went back with a brown chalk ink pad and inked the pocket edges and then just started dapping and streaking the rest of the apron to give it a worn look.


Below is the back of the card. The apron string wraps around the side of the card onto the back where a spatula hangs off of it. How cute is that?