Welcome to my Creative Blog. I'm now a "Retired" file designer.

I hope you find inspiration and lots of creative ideas when you visit my blog. Smokey is my sweet lil cat who LOVES to get into my scrap room and play with all my stuff!

I only ask that you do not trace my pictures or files. All content of this blog is protected by myfreecopyright.


Thanks for stopping by
Sharon (and Smokey too!)


Sunday, November 29, 2009

Trip to Michaels and Stuff

Today, I went to Michaels because they had some good sales. But I was on a mission for Red and Green Paper. You see, Im a blue and white chrismas kind of girl, But all 10 of my new christmas files I designed last week, are in Red and Green, And since I dont use those color paper. And I test cut every single file in the proper colors. I had to go get some red and green paper. LOL!

I also got some of the clear glass ornaments that were half off, and Martha Stewart micro glitter in blue of course, I have most of her other colors, to make some adorable ornaments, and might just cut some vinly words for them, also picked up some embossed white boarders for my daughters wedding ablum, and used the 20% coupon for all martha stewart stuff.

Then went to biglots to let my DH pick out new lights, he was tired of the white icicles hanging lights, he wanted some color in the yard, so what did he pick, Yep, Blue. LOL! These are pretty cool, they are actual icles and are blue LED lights, so going to hang them with the white lights, So now, the outside matches the inside, LOL!

Will post a picture later this week. When they are up.

Dont forget, today is the last day for the Black Friday and weekend sale at the VDBC. And I would like to thank you all that have purchased my files. It means so much to know others like my files.

I will have a new freebie for you in a few days.

Sharon

Friday, November 27, 2009

Free 3D Snowflake2 file

Sorry for posting this late today, We have been with out comcast internet since 9pm last night, and it just came on about an hour before the guy was to show up. So im running a little behind.

Here is the 3D snowflake number 2, Plain and simple, I used Joanns cardstock on this and it does real well, We are making some and using fishing swivels and ribbon to allow them to spin.



File includes: KNK, GSD, AI, WPCv14 & SVG, as well as instruction sheet.
File no longer available, Look for in store soon

Also, you can use these 3D Snowflakes for other things like, Hanging spinners, using one of the 6 sections. We just re-sized it and made a bigger template, and did the same folding, but didn't connect them, Using fishing swivels and ribbon or fishing line to hang so they spin freely, You can also connect several with more swivels. Or make a boarder, several uses with these.



Im working on Snowflake number 3 as well as a bunch of christmas files, need to get test cut and posted to store.

Have a great day!

Sharon

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving, Challenge Winners and Sales

Wanted to wish every one a Happy Thanksgiving and hope you have wonderful day with lots of great food!

Next: The Winners of this weeks Challenge on the VDBC are:

Winner Part 1 (Your choice of ONE of the files Below) is: 6- Mamaw Ann post #11 (Check pic below)


Winner Part 2 (You win both files below) is: Auzzie Cas post #20


Winner Part 3 (You win both files below and a Bonus file of your choice of my files in store for using one of my files in your card) Is: Paminsd Post #4


Thank you every one for playing.

Sharon

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Sales and More Sales!

Just wanted to remind every one that the Black Friday sale at VDBC forum starts tomorrow (Thursday), I have already turned mine on, so your ready to go shopping.

You wont want to miss the deals at VDBC. All the designers on the "More Team" have posted their sales in today's newsletter, if you didn't get it. Make sure you go sign up for it, so you don't miss whats new in store, Sales and Weekly Challenges.

The sale runs from Thursday all the way to Sunday and one on Monday, with sale prices from 30% to 55% off and some specials with free file with purchase. (Remember, discount shows in cart)

Also, My challenge for this weeks challenge ends tonight at mid night, so you still have time to join. I will pic 2 winners tomorrow. So check back to see if you won.

Now, on to more sales! Did any one make it to Violette's today for their sale, Jill and I did, we left my house at 6:15 and to there at 6:45, got a few good deals. And then we headed to Whim So Doodle in St. Pete, in the pouring down rain, and stocked up on Bazzill. All Bazzill was 75% off, let me tell you, people were buying hundreds of sheets a lot of colors running low.

Well, I'm getting ready for tomorrows dinner, work on test cutting all my Christmas files I worked on this week.

Oh, Check back on Friday, I will be posting another freebie 3D snowflake2 file. with knk, GSD, AI, WPCv14 and SVG.

Have a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving!

Sharon

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Black Friday Sales at VDBC

Are you ready for Thanksgiving, Do you have your Turkey and all the fixing already. Well if you do, that means your ready for the Black Friday shopping deals. But make sure you stop by the VDBC forum for sales starting Thursday. My sale will run Thursday through Sunday, so make sure you stop by.



Also, stop by my Challenge that ends Wed at mid night. I will draw 2 winners on Thursday. All you have to do for a chance to win one file is, Post your favorite Thanksgiving Memories in the forum thread, and if you want a chance to win both files post a thanks giving layout or card using one of the fall files in store. And If you want to win both and a bonus file, use one of my fall files in store.

Hope to see you there.
Sharon

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Creative Team Sample

My friend Jill C. is very creative and does beautiful work, So I made a deal with her to be my creative team. This is her first sample using my Trick or Treat Overlay RM00002

She wanted to do a layered picture frame to hang on her wall. So she asked me to alter the file a little bit, and make the ground a little wavy and remove the words at the top and adjust the farm so you didnt see the words. Then She used 3 overlays and Layered them with pop dots.




The windows are crackled using Tim Holtz' Rock Candy Crackle Paint. Then she used Black Diamond Stickles to frame the windows and to add a frosty look to the roof as well as using them to give the owl some dimension. Violet Pearl Ex was used to give the smokey effects in the sky and around the moon.



Rock Candy Stickles make the little ghost a happy boy and Prima leaves finish off the project.



Flourish is from EK and Happy Holloween is a iron on flocked word, dont know from where.
The finished size is 12 x 12 and is put into a scrapbooking frame purchased at Joann's.



This turned out so beautiful. Thank you Jill for using my file.

Sharon

Freebie 3D Snowflake File

I love Snowflakes but only as decorations, LOL! No way do I want any snow, I like my white stuff on the beach. Clean white sand,like on Anna Maria Island. I love the beach.

But at Christmas time, I don't do the red and green, I do white, blue and silver with Snowmen and Snowflakes. And yes, all my wrapping paper matches, lol.

So I tried making a snowflake in KNK and have to say, Im Snowflake challenged, LOL! So was looking around the net and got some ideas for a 3D snowflake, you cant mess that up, right?

So here is my first version of a 3D snowflake, I think its pretty cool. Im working on some others, so be on the look out for those in a few days. Im getting cought up slowly, if that is possible. I need to squeez in some christmas cards, and start on Wedding decorations.



File is no longer available, check store soon.


It looks like its really detailed but believe me, its really easy to put together, After cutting the file, It only took like 5 minutes to put together. I used Tacky glue from AC More. I like it, you put a little on, hold for 10 seconds and its stuck. It holds paper products really well.


Dont for get to stop by the VDBC forum and play along in my challenge this week for a chance to win 1, 2 or 3 of my files.

Thank you for stopping by!
Sharon

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Nov 19th-25th Challenge at VDBC

How exciting! This is my week to be hostess of the Weekly Challenge at VDBC. And this is my first time hosting so that's a little scary.

My challenge is a 3 part Challenge with 2 Winners! Yes, 2 Winners!

It's very easy to enter for a chance to win one file. Little harder to win 2 files and then, there is a chance for a bonus file. How awesome is that?

So, if you want top play along for a chance to win 1, 2 or 3 of my files. Come to the VDBC Forum and check it out.

Winners will be by random drawing on Thursday Nov. 26th. You have till midnight Wed. 25th to enter.

Hope to see you there!
Sharon

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

New Files : Hunting, Camping, Fishing Decals

I just added some new files to store today. I personally love these. I had some request from the really outdoors loving guys in my family. So I got to work on a few.

I have some other in mind, so if you have any request, Let me know.
Click the title of the picture to purchase these files.
Each file Includes: KNK, AI, GSD, WPCv14, SVG and My Vinyl Instruction Sheet.

The 4 I loaded today are:

Turkey Fever









Deer Scene








I'd Rather Be Fishing








I'd Rather Be Camping





Im still looking for creative team members. So if you use my files, send me a picture with approval to use, and I will send you a free file of your choice.

Please do not copy or trace my files. All pictures, files, project are covered by my TOU.

Sorry for the repost, I forgot to check the links to make sure they were working. Goog think I checked, 2 had one to many spaces. All working now.


Thank you for stopping by!
Sharon

Monday, November 16, 2009

Check this out!

Lisa with Quilling Patch is one of the file designers with Visual Designs by Chris forum. She is hosting a Feature Designer and today is our very own Chris Durnan.

Check out the post here Chris is offering a free file and a coupon to her store.

Make sure to stop by and check it out.


Thanks for stopping by,
Sharon

Wow! 4 days since my last post.

So sorry for not checking in the past 4 days, I know I have some followers that check my blog every day. So let me say, Im really sorry for not posting.

I have been so busy the past few days, I was designing new files, 12 so far. Im test cutting some today, so I can get them converted and in store, Trying to find parts for our 15 year old truck, so I can have my car back. Working on the pool to get it ready for winter, The neighbors tree, is not helping any. And, Im working on my Challenge this week, Its my turn to host. So thinking of some thing Thanksgiving related. I will post more on that Thurday.

Have you checked out the Challenge Darcy has this week, Some pretty cool things posted, You have till Wed I think if you want to play along. The challenge this week, is Jazz up the Holidays, use any holiday file in the store and Jazz it up, submit it for a chance to win a free file from Darcy's store.

Im still looking for Creative team members. Email me at rsmobley85@gmail.com if interested in getting free files in exchange for a picture of a finished project.


Off to test cut files. Besure to check back on Thurdsay for my VDBC weekly challenge.

Have a great day,
Sharon

Thursday, November 12, 2009

ATTENTION: Creative Team Call

Hello every one,

Im looking for a few people to use my files to create layouts, projects, cards, and so on. Im looking for some one that loves to post to yahoo groups, and the VDBC, if not a member already, you will need to register so you can post there.

I will provide you with a free cutter file, and in return you provide me with a picture of the finished product. So I can post the picture (With your name on it) on my blog, forum, my store, etc.

You are only required to do one a month, but more would be up to you. Get one, turn in one, get another, turn in another, and so on.

If your interested in helping me with this. Please email me at RSMobleys Designs

Please tell me a little about yourself, I will ask you for some samples of your favorite creations done with cutter files. And tell you a little more about the position.

Thank you for stopping by,
Sharon

Harvest of Thanks Card

I made this card to play along in Darcy's "Jazz up the Holidays' challenge that started today. If you want to play along or see other great submissions. Please come check it out. Make sure you register at the forum in you stop by.

Finished Card



Here is a close up of the stickles


What I used:

I couldn't decide between 2 fibers and a ribbon, so I used all 3, just twisted them, I think it looks nice.
Cutter: KNK Groove
My File:"Harvest of Thanks" RM00016
Color box: Cat eye Chalk Ink
Mega Nest: Curved Rectangles and cuttle bug
Stickles: Cinnamon and Eucalyptus
Gold brads, Pop dots, Zots,

Love this card.

Thanks for Looking,
Sharon

Notice any thing different?

Hmm! What could it be:

New files in store?
No post in a couple Days?
New Inkadinkado stamp?

Yes is the answer to all those but that's not the differance I'm talking about. Have you figured it out yet?

Okay,I will tell you, I changed my Blog header. I used a couple of my files to make it. Im having fun playing with Paint.net. Its a lot like Adobe photoshop, which I didn't have till last week. I was at a garage sale that was posted on Craig's list and bought Adobe Photoshop Elements 2.0, Adobe Illustrator 8.0, Adobe Page Maker 6.5 plus and AI Classroom in a book 8 all full versions for windows with original books and disk, and all for $30. I know they are older, but I can use these to play with and see if I like them. But until then paint.net works just great don't you think.

Now, I did add a few new fall files to store, I cant remember if I posted that or not. You can check them out "HERE" Then new fall files along with all my other files in store can be seen on the slide show on the right. Click it to see them larger or slow it down. New to store are.

Harvest of memories






Harvest of Thanks







Fall Tree Leaves







Turkey Day Traditions


I didn' make it to playing with stamps today, had a bad migraine, so will try and do that tomorrow and post my new stamps.

Good nite for now.
Sharon

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

New Files added to store

I added 4 fall files to store today. I really love them. They are all paper piecings, If you know my work, I love paper piecing's with details.

I have added Harvest of Memories, Harvest of Thanks, Fall Tree Leaves and Turkey Day Traditions. I also added the store pictures to the slide show on the right.

If you would like to buy these or any of my other files you can go to my part of the store at VDBC Forum.

Make sure you register at the forum so you can participate in the bingo and other challenges.

Thanks for stopping by!
Sharon

Look How Pretty These Are!

One of my customers Pam used my RM00006 "Paper Circle Ball Ornament" file. To make these 3 Ornaments.

She used cheap paper (her words's) on the white and Red one, And used thicker Bo Bunny paper on the 3rd and said it holds the shape better. Good information. She also used Glitter, flowers and looks like jewels.



Aren't they pretty.

Thank you Pam for using my file and letting me post your picture.

Sharon

Sunday, November 8, 2009

What a Fast Weekend

I cant believe how fast this weekend went. It wasn't till late friday I found out it was friday, so maybe that's why it went so fast.

My sale at my store comes to a end tonight. Read one post down, for details. And thank you to those that bought my files.

My DH got called back to work 2 days early, so today, he took my brother fishing in the boat. They had a good time, but the wind was getting rough on the bay. With the store out there.

I spent the day making 5 new files. These will be for all the men in your life. And in store in few days after I test cut and convert them.

Tomorrow, I will be uploading 4 fall files. So watch for those.

Have a good night,
Sharon

Friday, November 6, 2009

My first Celebration Sale!

Im so excited, I need to Celebrate! So having my first SALE! (40% In my part of the store till Sunday night)


I finally got my new AI software and got all my file conversion issues figured out as of a few minutes ago. So what this means for you is:

I have now added GSD formats to my files in store and he rest of my files should be a lot better so I'm redoing them all and adding to store shortly.So to celebrate this, I'm putting all the files I have in store right now on sale then I will get new fall files loaded in a few days.



Other great news. If you love my 12 x 12 overlays but you dont have a large cutter, lets say, KNK element, Craftrobo, Wishblade, Silhouette. You can still use my full size overlays.

How is this? Well I have added extra files so each will have 2 KNK files and 2 GSD files (If you need other file types. let me know, I will be happy to convert those for you.)

KNK will have one 12 x 12 overlay for large cutters and One 12 x 12 overlay that the mat is cut in half and you just cut one part horizontal on your smaller machine at a time. With like Element or Robo with KNK GE to use the KNK file

Or, if you use the GSD file, I have resized the 12 x 12 to 8 x 8 so you can cut a full size overlay, and also included one with full size 12 x 12 cut in half to cut on your Craftrobo.

I have included instructions with the GSD to help you with this, or just ask and I will be happy to help you out. I have made many of overlays like this, and they turn out great from smaller machines.



Now on to the sale every thing in my part of the store is 40% off through the weekend Since I just found it its Friday, LOL! (Discount shows in cart)

Be sure to check out one of my files "Paper Circle Ball" that will be on sale for $1.49. This would be a great Hanging ornament for Chris's weekly Challenge "Something Hanging". Make sure you resgister as a member so you can play along


Thanks for stopping by!
Sharon

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Check out this Bow!

Have you seen this. Its Awesome! Tina (Card-I-Ology Creations) is on the VDBC More Team. And she posted this wonderful file and video tutorial on how to make your own bow to match your gift wrap paper.

You have to see this, Go Here to see it on her own site.

Sharon

Monday, November 2, 2009

When do you really except your old?

I always feel old because of all my medical problems, but I guess this just confirms it. I am OLD!

For the past 2 years, I have decided to stop coloring my hair. You see my family grays early, I have been getting gray hair since I was about 30. So when I hit 40 about 2.8 years ago. I decided to stop coloring, and for the past 2.5 years, DH has been telling me I need to color my hair. More and more every month, And my daughter tells me, I have to color my hair before her wedding. But I have been fighting it.

Then my DH and I go to the eye doctor today, and turns out I need bifocals and he needs trifocals. I said, what, she says well when you get old, your eyes go down hill fast, Oh wait, your only 42, okay so your starting early. Jeez! Let me tell ya, DH isnt thrilled with being old at all either. LOL!



Thanks for stopping by!
Sharon