Sunday, March 19, 2017

Just to say hello!

Hello everyone!  I have another wonderful ScrappyDew File used to make a just to say hello card.  I am trying something different with the blog.  Each week I am changing the Happy Thought.  So be looking for that.  This week I have used the file Baking Gingerbread 2012.  Now you won't find this file in the regular ScrappyDew store.  You need to become a member of the Vault.   Vault members have access to all patterns that ScrappyDew has ever designed.  Grab a membership quick.

So let me list this weeks colors before I show you what I came up with.

ScrappyDew file Baking Gingerbread 2012
Little Baker from 
12x12 embossed AC Card stock
Cook Words Big Wooden Rubber Stamp (found at St. Vinnies)
Font is Oregano from dafont.
Koh-I-Noor Grey, Violet, Dark Brown (bowl and spoon)
Spectrum Noir FS2 skin
Bic fine markers Black, Ribbon Pink, Key lime
Pebbles Classic Chalk pink for cheeks

Here we go!  I have a dear friend that is just having a rough patch.  How better to cheer her up than send her a surprize card.  Here is what I made:

Happy Colors=Happy Cards
This is Little Baker from DearieDolls
The fun sentiment
The new stickers for Have colors, Be happy!

That's it for this week.  Now I am taking next week off.  My daughter Mina is "momnapping" be for a day of shopping in the big city.  Who knows what I will find at Goodwill or Tuesday Morning.  Wish me luck.  So see you on the the first of April!  No fooling!!!

Bright blessings for the next week or so,

Sunday, March 12, 2017

For my mentor and my best friend!

This is a very special birthday card.  I make one each year and each year I think this is the best one yet!  This year I used Scrap Factory!  If you haven't worked with it or heaven forbid, you have never heard of it, use the link and go check it out.  It is a program that ScrappyDew created a few years ago.  Gang, it lets you create your own svg files of either a boy or a girl.  So you select a body, hair, outfit and accessory item and then save the file.  The file is automatically saved as a svg file ready for a number of cutters.  Let me show you what I designed but first this weeks colors.

Michelles Birthday Card
Scrap Factory Doll Builder program
     Body-open toes
     Outfit-Dotted Beach Dress
     Accessory-Dotted Beach Dress
Recollections paper
Miss Elizabeth's Amethyst ScrapBook kit
Jot Stickers from The Dollar Store
Font used is called Banco from

For my dear friend and mentor Michelle!  You go above and way beyond the call of duty.  Your helpfullness is legendary.  One day, my wish is to meet in person.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all that you do!  HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

This is the front, in Michelles favorite color, Purple!!!

The inside.

and the back.
So now all that is left to do, is package everything up.  It should be there in 2-3 days.  (I love shipping USPS from home)


Have your best week ever!  Bright blessings,

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Can you text me now?

Hello my crafty friends.  I'm back with a birthday card for my special friend, Gunnar.  If you don''t know, Gunnar is Michelle's son.  I have been sending cards and various items to him since he started middle school.  He graduates next year.  So a few years have passed.  I always try to make him a card that has a special message or hidden object search each year.  Here is what I came up with for this years card.  But of course, here are the colors for this week.

ScrappyDew Teen Palz cutting file
Recollections Scraps
My amazing 24" Silver Bullet electronic cutter
Sure Cuts A Lot V4.059
Pebbles Chalk
Micron Pens
Prismacolor Pencils
Black contact paper
1/4" round head brads painted black
Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers

So for this card I wanted to make a card with a likeness of Gunnar.  His cards started out as 'cutesy'.  But he's all grown up now.  He has a cell phone so the Teen Palz from ScrappyDew was a perfect file for this year.  I couldn't find any black brads to make it open, so took yellow brads and colored them black.  Other than that the card is pretty easy.  Here is this years edition.

Here is the front of the card.

See the colored brads?

Now mom may have to help but here is the message that I have included

Here is how the numbers and letters came together.  The letters are 1/8 of an inch tall.  Now that is some fancy cutting from my Silver Bullet.

I sure hope that he likes this years edition.  It was really fun to make.  I did have to use a telephone to correctly place the letters.

Now for next week, I will have a return of a character I created a couple of years ago.  Super Crafty Lady is coming back.

Have you best week ever!  Bright blessings,