Friday, December 28, 2012

SOUS Project: DEER

SOUS Friday Diecut Challenge: Use a deer on your project.

Here I am with this week's design team project for SOUS featuring a die cut of a deer!  Well, in my case, a family of deer.

I probably create an equal mixture of layouts and cards, but rarely do I make an altered project.  I didn't actually "alter" anything, but you get the idea. I was actually inspired with several different ideas to come up with this framed art. 

First, I saw this cute 8x8 frame in HL and the wheels started turning. Second, I recently helped a friend who wanted the use of my Cricut to make Christmas presents for her family.  She showed up with an arm load of Christmas colored paper and a very specific idea for her lettering.  The font I used on this is the same font she used on her altered projects. Lastly, I needed to use deer. So I rummaged thru my choice of files and "remembered" my deer family from!!!

This project is "mine"! Meaning I didn't lift this from anywhere I know.  I'm sure someone has made something resembling this before, but I still plucked this out of my own head.  Thank you for stopping by! I hope this week's die cut challenge at SOUS will inspire you to make something with a deer too!

Here is a closer view of the embellished deer.

6x6 template "mini branches"
TH Distress Ink Walnut Stain
Paper Studio textured and smooth paper
SCAL program
Deer Family from scrapchick
Snowflake embossing folder
Stickles Silver Glitter Glue
ICE Stickles Silver Ice Glitter Glue
Pop Dots
Tulip Puffy Paint - White
Wired Edge Ribbon from Michaels (on sale!)
Holly embellishment
Pen - Micron 005 Black

Friday, December 14, 2012

Santa's Workshop: Diecut Challenge

SOUS Die Cut Challenge: Toys Toys Toys!!!
Santa's Workshop

Welcome back to Friday's SOUS die cut challenge: toys toys toys!!  I was lucky - I had the perfect picture to scrap of my son posing with Santa in his toy workshop!!  But, I did have to do some "research" to get the right die cut toys for this LO.  I ended up at and fell in love with one of their files featuring nothing but "old time" toys.  The file has a good mixture of dies for both boys and girls.

And of course I'm overrun with AC Christmas paper and yes, used a lot of scraps!!  Also I scraplifted this LO from one of my pins on Pinterest. 

Thank you for stopping by and hope you feel inspired to make your own LO with toys!!! 

Dog, tricycle and car are all from  The glittery chipboard items are from my stash.

The die and Santa nesting doll are also from The flower is handmade by me.  I also used Spellbinders to accent the photo.

The title is from CC: Winter Frolic.  I used the xmas red Stickles on the word "workshop".


PP: AC Christmas Paper front and back
White ink gel pen
Stickles: Xmas Red
CC: Winter Frolic
Glitter chipboard diecuts from stash
Bow is from stash
Gemstones by . . . somebody.
Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Circles (small)

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Thank You

Hello there!

I made this card for a special client at my work who provided a holiday dinner for all of us today.  What a treat!!!  She loves and cares for many animals and has been a huge supporter of our animal hospital.

So naturally, I asked to make her a special "thank you" card instead of getting her a store-bought card!!

Our client loves cats plus she provided a holiday meal so  . . . . I came up with this adorable cat from Treasure Box Designs plus I included a Santa hat from another file.  I followed a sketch by Mojo Monday.


MME: Sweater Weather 6x6 paper pad
Die Cut - Treasure Box Designs
Poinsetta 3D embellishments
Spellbinders: Label seventeen