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 

Thursday, February 23, 2017

This is my Happy Place.

Have you ever made a project for yourself that you just LOVE?

Of course you have (and so have I!) ...but you know what....I absolutely LOVE this project that i created for My Scrap Chick!

I usually don't make projects for myself...but you know what?  I think I'm going to keep this one!

Because....THIS is my Happy Place!  And i have the PERFECT place to hang this! My Scrapbook Room!


Isn't it pretty!

The entire project is made with only THREE different SVG files from My Scrap Chick.  The Pop Up Frames from My Scrap Chick include everything you need to create a Pop Up Frame.  Even an easel for the back.  My Frame actually has a LOT of pop dots between the layers so that each layer is truly set apart from the one underneath it. Also, Since i wanted the top three layers of my frame to be truly set apart from the base, i added a few layers of chipboard strips that are hidden around the frame on the underside.  This allowed me to add the gemstones and the Wordart to the frame and give it more of a Shadowbox feel.

I'll have a direct link to each SVG File at My Scrap Chick down below so that you can add them to your shopping cart easier!  But first, here are some up close photos!

Each flower consists of six layers, two of each petal size. They are super easy to cut out, ink and then stack.  I added a little bit of Diamond Glaze to the back of each to make them a little bit "stiffer" to mold.

 For the centers of each flower, the SVG files also contain a "dot" that resizes to fit your flower.  The larger you make the flower, the larger the center is cut out.  That's what i LOVE about SVG files...enlarge one part and it enlarges them all!  No guessing!  For my flowers i chose to use Black Stickles for the larger Bright Pink Flowers, and paper or the Smaller Light Pink Blossoms. 


The saying, "This is my Happy Place" just fits for my scrapbook room!  It most definitely IS my happy place...especially when it's clean, which isn't always the case. But even when it's messy I'm still happy.  This is the ONE room in the house that just makes everything all better! 


Here's another up close photo of the flowers.  For these i only layered four of the six petal layers because i wanted them to be smaller "blossoms". 




GOOD!  You've made it this far!

As promised!  Here are the direct links to each of the files that I used from My Scrap Chick







As always, Thank you for visiting my Blog!  I truly appreciate it!  

Now, it's time for me to finish another project.  Here's a hint of what it is....St. Patrick's Day! 

Until next time!  

Jill


Monday, February 06, 2017

Happy February Everyone!

February!

The Second Month out of 12.

My Daughter's Birthday.

And....Valentines Day.

Valentines Day comes every year, and a lot of people dread it.  That used to be me!  But NOT this year!

I always say that I'm going to put up at least one Valentine Decoration.  Or I'm going to go buy myself a Valentine's Shirt to wear on the day.

But, I never do.

Until THIS year!

This year I have decorations. AND a shirt!

And I shall display and wear them proudly!

But first to share them with all of you!


 My Shirt!  I LOVE my shirt!  And it was super easy to make.  As a matter of fact, this was my very first Iron On Vinyl project ever.  I purchased the shirt from Academy ($8.99) and purchased some Iron On On Vinyl, and ironed it on my shirt.



Here's a link to the File I used: Love and Kisses

And I LOVE my little frames!  I made two little 4x7 frames to hold the SVG files that I purchased from My Scrap Chick.  One of the frames holds the word "Valentine" and the other is simply "XO".  I also added a little Heart Arrow underneath the "XO". I think the little frames are super cute little additions to my main project frame.




Here are the links to the three cutting files that i used on these two projects: XOHeart ArrowsValentine Wordart. (I used the XO from the Love and Kisses file on the one frame).

The main part of my project that everything goes around is my Black Glittered Wooden Frame.  I LOVE this frame, you can use it for anything!  (and you will most probably see this exact same frame in the future!) Each section of the frame is decorated with an SVG file from My Scrap Chick (except for one, the bottom middle).  Most of the cuts have been popped up with Pop Dots (everything looks better with Pop Dots!)


In the original file, the Cupid, is holding a heart arrow and a harp, but i decided to change that and gave him a banner that simply states "I Love You".


To make the "LOVE" letters, I simply used the 3D Alphabet Pop Up Letters and made them the size that i needed to fit in the space that i was allowed.  


A LOT of files were added into this frame, but i think each one fits together quite nicely!

Here's a list of each file that i used:

Heart and Arrows
Love and Kisses
3D Alphabet Pop Up Letters
Cupid Belly Treat Box
Fall Pennant
Mailbox and Postage Stamp Cards

And like i said you will "most" likely (okay, definitley) see this frame in another project.  You want to know why?  Well...because none of the paper bases are glued to the wood.  Each one is removeable so that you can create new "art" for other occasions!  (Which i will show you how to do in the future months...or sooner!)

I hope you've enjoyed my projects as much as i enjoyed creating them!

Jill