Thursday, May 25, 2017

Happy Birthday to my Dad!


This past week it was my dad's birthday. 

Don't ask me how old he is because i have NO idea.

You know how it goes...your parents get older, and so do you and you don't really think about age anymore.  Yeah, that's me!  All I know is that I am in my early 20's and my dad is probably around 40-something.  And if you believe that then I have some beachfront property to show you in Nebraska.  :-)

But back to the Birthday Card. 

In my family everyone is usually late in sending their cards out.  It's just a family thing.  But we all know that everyone is thinking of everyone else on their birthday.  

But, what my dad doesn't know is that for the FIRST TIME EVER I MADE him a card.  Yes, you heard that right....I have never made my dad a Birthday Card before.  


Isn't it pretty! 

I have to say I really think it is!  

And I hope he likes it! (when i finally get to sending it to him) 

The great thing about this birthday card is that you can make one and totally customize the colors. 

I chose green, black and blue because those were the colors that were in the Chevron Striped paper. 

The card is super easy to make (I think i'm going to make a tutorial on this card this weekend, it's easier to show you how in photos than it is to explain, but it's SUPER Easy!) 

The first step was deciding what kind of card I wanted to make.  I knew this...I wanted to make a shaker card with LOTS of sequins in it!  (sorry dad!).  And I knew that I wanted the window to be an oval.  Simple!  I chose the following card (E17)  from the "Envelope Essentials with Ten Bonus Cards" file. 




Here's the list of files I used to make the shaker card: 



Have you looked at this file?  If you like to make shaker cards then this is the file for you!  And it's only $5.00!  

24 ENVELOPES:
4 solid envelopes with decorative flaps and 20 envelopes with flaps and cutout windows as shown in photo.
Envelopes measure
3-1/2" x 4-1/2"
but if enlarged by 130% they will fit an A2 size card.
17 WINDOW CARDS
Folded cards with cutout windows to fit envelopes.
Plus 10 Bonus Note Cards





And a message to my dad.  Happy Birthday! 





Thursday, May 11, 2017

Happy Mother's Day Weekend!

This Sunday, May 14 is Mother's Day. 

And if you're like me, well...you buy yourself something nice!  

This year i decided to make myself something that i thought was cute (to me at least!)  It's not really a Mother's Day project, but more or less a project that i had been thinking about for awhile. 

"You are my Sunshine" 



When i showed my daughter my project she smiled and asked me where her picture was.  Because she says "I am your Sunshine!".  Silly girl...lol

For this project i used a 12 x 12 Wood Frame that i purchased from Michael's and painted it solid Black.  I thought about glittering the frame, but i didn't.  I still might!  Because I am a glitter loving girl! And of course if and when i do glitter it will be of course Black glitter! 

I downloaded the SVG files that I have listed below.  I used all at the downloaded size, except for the 12 inch Scalloped Square.  Since the Box was 12 Inches to start with, the Scalloped Square was too big to fit in and have a border.  So I just shrunk it down a bit to show that there was Black Paper behind the Blue. 

I rarely use the entire SVG File.  I'm more of a "parts" person.  Here is a list of "Parts" that i used from Each of the files. 

Love is in the Air Card:  Clouds
Hello Sunshine Shaped Cards:  Sunshine
Your Are My Sunshine Words Art:  Words only
Scalloped Squares:  12 Inch Scalloped Square resized slightly to fit in box and allow a border. 
Mento:  Flower

The SVG Files I used for this project include the following









Hello Sunshine Shaped Card




I hope you enjoyed my project!  I LOVE making things that make me smile and this was certainly one of them!

Have a Great Weekend AND a Great Mother's Day!

Jill


Thursday, April 20, 2017

Hello!

Happy Thursday!  

Time for me to share another project for My Scrap Chick! 

Whenever I go through the files at My Scrap Chick and try to decide on a project to create, I always look at files that i can change.  Even if it's only the color combination. 
I also look to see what files i can combine with others. even if it's only borrowing one item from that file.

This time I made a card...I know...I usually don't make cards.  
But I though i'd give it a try this time around. 

And for this card i decided to use the Haunted House Easel Card

I know what you're thinking...Haunted House?  
Ummm...it's not Halloween...It's not October.
It's April..and we just celebrated Easter. 

"What ARE you thinking!!!"

Well what I was thinking was...
"I wonder what that Haunted House would look like in 
Spring Colors?"

So I made it.



But of course i didn't just use the Haunted House Easel Card File. Like is said earlier, I combine different parts of files that I think would coordinate with each other.  I've included a complete list of which files I used down below, as well as direct links to those files.  I hope your like my card! 

P.S....my daughter thinks I should add some glitter to it.  Which I probably will, but glitter doesn't photograph very well :-)











Happy Creating! 

Jill

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Sharing some "New" Layouts!

It's been awhile since I've shared layouts that I created.  So, I thought that since i was adding them to my Etsy Store, I might as well add them here too!

I LOVE each and every one of these layouts! I hope you do too!







Thanks for looking!

Jill 

Monday, April 10, 2017

Happy Easter!

There are times when the projects you create just bring a smile to your face!  

And this is one of those times :-) 

I've been wanting to create something with these little house boxes and i finally had the chance! 

I know that creating a Bunny Village isn't a NEW idea.  And that's okay!  But i wanted to create one just for me, in colors that i wanted it to be made in. Green,  Brown, Pink (of course) with a hint of Blue and Yellow. 

(list and links to files used are all down below) 



 When i was putting the Country Village Tall House Box together i thought "wouldn't it be really cute to have a bunny peeking through the window?  I thought it would!  So for the first house that I made I had a little bunny peeking through one side of the window. 



 And then I thought again to myself as i was making the Country Village House Box..."wouldn't it be cute if I had another bunny looking out the window again" and I answered to myself "of course it would!"  But he had to look out of the window straight on, as if he was looking straight at you". 


And then when i was making the third Country Village Small House Box I knew what i had to do.  I HAD to have a third bunny peeking out the window at an angle as if he was say "hey bunny peeps!  What's up?" 




As you probably noticed the Country Village House Boxes are not the only files i used.  As i noted above here is a complete list of files used as well as the direct links to those, so that you can make a Bunny Village too! 





Country Village Small House Box










As i was writing my Blog Post i was thinking, "These files can be used to create ANY kind of Village".  Christmas, Halloween, Birthday, there are SO Many you could make!  Just like my Monthly Box idea these can be customized for ANY Holiday! Do you get the feeling that you will be seeing thse files again?  The Answer:  Definitely!

Until Next Time...Happy Creating!  

Jill



Monday, March 20, 2017

Nothing is safe in my house!

And i think that with this post my husband would agree with me!

Absolutely NOTHING is safe in my house....from being Scrapbooked or used as a Scrapbooking Prop! lol

What did i use this time?

A muffin.

For my most recent project for My Scrap Chick I knew exactly what i wanted to do!  Well....almost.  I originally wanted to make a basket for a Cupcake.  A Spring Cupcake.  A pretty yellow frosted Spring Cupcake.  But then reality set it....what if the icing started to melt. And then what if the icing decided to get all over my paper before i took a photo of it?  So i re-evaluated and decided to create a "Spring Muffin Basket".

Here's what i came up with:


Please note:  No muffins were harmed in the creating process. And as a matter of fact the muffin in question has been securely placed back into the oven where it was "hiding".  Or in other words...my husband can enjoy the muffin now.  :-)

Here's a photo to prove that there is a muffin in there....

This project is super easy to recreate!  And you can customize it for any occasion...Birthdays, Anniversaries, Christmas, Easter...countless other occasions! Just change the colors add in another accessory like a Christmas Tree, Easter Bunny whatever...add a Banner and voila!  A Super Cute little gift!  

Here are the files that i used  My Scrap Chick: (just click on the file title and it will take you right there!) 


Flower Combo


Botanical Branches
Banners


I hope you enjoyed my project!  And I hope that it may have inspired your to create your own little treat basket!

Thanks for visiting!

Jill 

Thursday, March 09, 2017

A St. Patrick's Day Celebration Frame!

Like i said before I LOVE my box frames.

They are easy to decorate and require little space to put on display, which is why it appeals to me.

This month's box theme is St. Patrick's Day.  And it's easy to do, especially since the Box Frame created in February can easily be customized with all new cards that i created especially for St. Patrick's Day!

When i first began creating these box frames i decided to use a base color that can be used with every theme i could think of. Which is why i chose black paint and black glitter.  You of course can customize to your favorite color.  Since black is one of my most favorite colors, it works for me.



I used two files from My Scrap Chick.  The first Cutting File Set that i used was the Lucky Rainbow Bears


And the second file i used was the Fall Pennant


If you wanted to add more to your display, you could also cut out some Shamrocks and place those in some 5x7 frames and place on either side of the Display Box.

I hope you've enjoyed looking at my first project for March!  As you can tell, i love working with little pieces of paper, putting them all together and seeing what i can create!  It's alwasy a surprise!

Speaking of Surprises....anyone want to take a guess at what my next project will be?

Here's a hint....it's not a box frame!

Happy Creating!

Jill