Sunday, March 23, 2014

Instant Downloads for Card Making

Hello everyone, what a bright, sunny day out there...and what am I doing? Searching for fun places to go to when you want a quick, easy card making download! Now you know that I'm nuts about card making!! lol

Anyhow, just found this awesome site in the UK, I loved the many items they have for downloads with instructions! My type of place to go to ~ and you can find them at Instant Card Mak
ing Downloads
Wow! Beautiful ~ just right for Easter.

What little one wouldn't love this?

Another spot that I found and loved the designs were on Etsy and you can find them here and because they are digital downloads I couldn't save and paste the image, but take my word, they are Cute with a capital C! Tinker & Co ~ Compose, Colour, Create.

Handmade Spark ~heartofwisdom ~ just love it!

If you prefer to have instructions on a DVD which usually has several projects on it then go to Printable Heaven. Lovely DVD's.

You can also find many download kits on this page on Etsy ~ a good place to find many different items AND to sell your homemade goodies.

Well, that's it for today, hope you are all enjoying this great Sunday!!

Friday, March 21, 2014

Free Silhouette Cameo Files

Hi everyone, just snooping around and found some awesome freebies for your Silhouette Cameo's...I'll keep it short and sweet...

First find was at Corgi Creations and you can find these freebies:

aren't they wonderful finds? Thank you Corgi Creations!! Loving it ;)

Here is another find that tells you how to how to cut svg files on your silhouette from a Turtle's life for me ~ she also has a Pinterest board filled with free svg files for your Silhouette and you can find them here.

On to my next freebie find...Scrap Your Story and she shows you how to download and cut these pretty butterflies ~ I love butterflies, don't you?

You really have to check out Scrap Your Story, and look under free svg files and find an amazing stash of freebies!!

I sure hope you enjoy these finds and help add to your Silhouette cut files.

Thanks for stopping by and a great big thank you to these generous crafters.


Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Project Tutorials

Due to health, I have not been posting as often as I'd like nor getting to play in Nanny Donna's Crafting Corner as much as I would like, BUT in saying that, I have been looking for fun projects to make and placing them on my to do list. It's growing day by day and I keep wondering when or if I'll get to make these projects...but I can dream and some day I will get around to it!

I love looking for tutorials that walk you through the project ~ free!! Free is always a good thing. So here is a list of sites that I love to go to and thought I'd share them with you. Hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

Unique Paper Crafting Graphic 45 ~ they have instructions for these projects and so much more. Gotta love their products.

Flowers, Ribbons and Pearls ~ if you don't already know this site or have 'met' this wonderful lady then let me introduce you to Christina Griffiths. She is very talented and generous with her tutorials on card making, coloring with Spectrum Noir. Just all around awesome person. Please stop by and check out her lovely work.
Beautiful Cards by Christina

Christina's flower arrangements are always perfect!

Also by Christina is Card-Making Magic ~ where she has many projects AND a page where you can add your own projects to share. She has made space for you to have a page on her site! How exciting is that? and you can find that here. It was one of the first places that I posted some of my work. ;)
Find out how to make these beautiful cards...stop by and visit Card-Making Magic

Learn how to color with Spectrum Noir with Christina
Another wonderful site is Mel stampz ~ you can find project how-to's and all kinds of ideas. Here are just two of her sweet is this?

I hope you enjoy visiting these lovely sites as much as I do and perhaps you will find some projects to add to your to-do list too! Ya, just what us crafters need...a longer to-so list!! lol We see, We want, We make...some day.

On March 18th, 1983 at 8:10 a.m. Miss Kimberley Anne was born weighing in at 8 lbs. 10 ozs. A little sister for Mr. Christopher, who actually chose her name. Happy Birthday Kim, wishing you all the best today, and always. Sending hugs and love across the miles XOXOX

Wishing everyone a very happy and fun day ~ grab the moment and make it count!

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Quick And Easy Mini Album Tutorial

Ah, the weekend is here ~ snow and all, but that's just fine with me as it gives me one more reason to stay in and find some fun projects to make.

I have found a couple of Youtube tutorials that I thought I'd pass on. First and foremost, I absolutely love mini albums and thanks to Dawns Inspirations, I was able to make a mini album in less than 1 hour!! Now if you want to embellish it and take it a little farther with interactive pages, she has another video just for that and it's found here for interactive page 1, and you can find the rest of the tutorials on Youtube.

I am in the process of adding embellishments to my 1 hour album, and I actually made two of them! Sorry, but it's being made for my daughter and I will post pictures after she receives it...

Here are more interesting Youtube tutorials that I have found:

Mini Album In A Box Tutorial ~ it is definitely on my to do list.

Easy Slit Pockets ~ finding different ideas for your mini albums Or turn it into an interactive card.

Wallet Style Mini Brag Book ~ who doesn't need a brag book?? Grand children, our pets, a holiday ~ who knows. Turn it into your own bring with you book.

Well, I hope you enjoy these Youtube tutorials, they are easy to follow along and I would love if you shared your project with me.

I have not been able to get to my craft room as much as I love to and thought 'how can I pass on some of the things that us crafty people like best? Well, sharing some of the things that I find online that makes a crafting project that much easier, fun and inspirational ~ let me know what you think? and if you have a fun project that you would like to share, please let me know.

Have a crafty weekend,
ps I just come to realize that I am following a very creative fellow crafter, artist, that I have met through G+ and that would be Susan at The Bored why not stop by and check out her fabulous finds and creativity...

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Recipe Smash Journal

At last!! My Recipe Smash Journal is well under way ;)

For the Love of cooking? Well, can't really say I Love cooking ~ well, at least not ALL the time, Adventure ~ yes, that would be a very good word for a recipe book/journal that I would use!

I made this recipe album out of material I had on hand ~ didn't have to purchase anything!! So it was just using up my stash, which is a good thing...right? Making room for um, maybe, perhaps some nice new spring paper and such?? lol

On the inside cover I just cut out a 'doily', stamped and fussy cut the birds (which still need some color) and a photo strip that I'll add a few pics of time. I made a pull out book mark that can be placed on any page to keep your place, or mark a favorite recipe for a quick find me tab.

Cooking Measurement Conversions is on the very first page of this journal/album ~ how many times do we download a recipe only to find out ~ what?? how much? and if you are anything like me, well, it just doesn't sit at the top of my head ~ I need it in print in front of my nose. Ta-Da!

And turn the page:

...and you shall find equivalents or substitutes. YES and double YES. I hate going to the cupboard and looking for something only to find that I don't have it...and yes, I've already started the darn off I go to google what can I use to substitute this....and it's really saved me from dropping everything and running out the door. I've had this page for some time, stuck it in one of my cook books, only to (yes, you know) forget which book I placed it in....well, this Recipe Smash Journal/Album will stand out and I will remember where it is...hopefully ;)

Next I placed a clear, velum 6" X 9" envelopes (Recollections from Michael's) and added a few embellishments for a small baked doughnut recipe book and other recipes I can put in there for safe keeping until I
take the time to glue them into my book/journal.
There are half pages, and full pages ~ just making room for smaller recipes or instructions.

Some pages I will write it out in my own handwriting ~ (not a good thing)

while others I will just cut and paste or fussy cut and paste ~ whatever the rules are good sometimes ;)

and as you can see, my last page has another handy printout ~ cups = tablespoons and so on...I also put a small file folder onto the back page so I could stick a few keepsakes until they too get glued, or

I made the cover out of recycled cardboard, and I used my Bind It All for the spine as I wanted something that was sturdy enough to withstand opening and closing ( a lot) AND I can add a page here there by snipping in between the punched holes (reinforced the punched out holes for a more sturdy page)...with the 1" o-wires, it gives me ample space to add pages...also, I left enough space to add two accordion file holders in the front and back of the smash journal/album....when I get around to needing them or making them, whichever comes first.

So basically, here are my printed out, tried and loved recipes which I have to cut and paste into my Recipe Smash Journal/Album...think I have my work cut out for me? no pun intended ;(

Then once I am done, I will be placing tabs to find recipes that I really, really use a lot but can't remember the measurements...oh, only to have a brain that could remember ~ oh well, life wouldn't be half as interesting ~ everything is new to me!! lol

Sure hope you Spring~Ahead today, not only time wise, but in crafting ideas too! Enjoy...


ps for those who would like to make a smash journal/mini album with a hidden o-wire spine, there is a wonderful tutorial on YouTube at Homemade Smash Book babytweetums. Very easy to follow. Enjoy.