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, May 29, 2011

Memorial Day Sale

Happy Memorial Weekend. 

I'm having a sale this weekend.  It will run Sunday - Tuesday.   And the sale is 40% off all my files and collections in my store.  RSMobleys Designs

Also while your there.  Don't forget to pick up the May Grab Bag.  You only have 2 days left to get this awesome deal on all these files.  For only $7.  (My sale is not valid on this grab bag)

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great weekend.


Sharon

Friday, May 27, 2011

Sneak Peak for Flying Unicorn June Kit

I received my first kit from Flying Unicorn store.  And its just beautiful.  Here are some sneak peaks of the layout I did.  I will reveal the whole layout June first when the kit goes on sale.

I will give more details when I  post the full layout on June 1st.  These are just a "Few" of the items in this kit.





 
Check back on June 1 for the whole layout reveal and link to purchase the June Kit.

Sharon


Thursday, May 26, 2011

Come Join Me!

As you may of heard.  Im one of the new DT members for the Flying Unicorn store and Forum.  I have just started a Cutter Creations Corner on the forum. 

So if you have a cutter machine and want to chat about your machine, what you love about it.  What kind of machine you have.  What software you use with it.   This is the place to come join in.

Hope to see you there.
Sharon


Sunday, May 22, 2011

ECHO PARK! Sale today only! Other Updates!

Do you love Echo Park paper lines or would like the to try them out.  Well,  Now is the time.  Today Only! Sunday May 22, 2011,  Echo Park is 20% off the already low prices at the Flying Unicorn. 

So make sure you RUN! On over there and pick some up. 

Sorry for the short post today,  I have been at the hospital with my husband since Saturday,  and just got home and I'm so tired. So I came home and will go back up there in the morning.   I didn't want y'all to miss this sale,  So I just had to post this.

I ordered the new vine and loop de loop head and case for the sew easy.   So as soon as they come, I will work on a tutorial for that.

May Grab bag, You only have a few days left to grab all these awesome files.  I have 3 files loaded with some beautiful boarders and you might want to grab this before the end of the month because I'm working on a new collection that will compliment and match these 3 sets of files.  I will be uploading to the store soon.

Sharon

Thursday, May 19, 2011

"Sew Easy Storage Case and Supplies"

You all know,  Im a thrifty shopper.  But Im more about the customer service.  To me Customer service comes first then great prices make it even more better.

Well, having talked about this "Sew Easy" for the past few days.  And running my "Sewing Challenge" over that VDBC and I have posted my tutorial over at "The Flying Unicorn" where we have been discussing the "Sew Easy".

I have been looking to get a couple of the new large heads and the Case to keep it all.  The brown box it came in just isnt that great.  So I have been looking for the case. No one has it, and the one person that did. Lord, the shipping was unreal. 

So the girls on the VDBC have been raving about a place they bought from on ebay and how her service and shipping is outstanding.  So I checked, and she was out of cases.  But I was informed today,  She had 5 in stock for $15.99.  So I ran over and bought one along with several other We R Sew Easy things.  And she even gave me a discount on shipping.  Which was totally awesome.  I have to share her link with you.  If your looking for the case and more heads.  Oh, and the metallic floss is awesome.   Run over and purchase from 6scrappysisters on ebay.   She only has 4 cases left so you better hurry over. 

I will work on a tutorial for the vine head when it arrives.  So stay tuned.

Sharon

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

"Sew Easy" Tutorial Scallop Head

Have you all see this awesome sewing tool out by We R Memory Keepers.  One I'm a big fan of  "We R"  I have several things by them.  So knew this one would be awesome as well. 

I love to hand sew on my cards, its relaxing to me.  So I knew I just had to give these a try.  So I bought the Sew Easy (Video on that link) and just used it for the first time today.  And wait till you see this tutorial I did.  My layout turned out great.

This is a close up of the section I used my new "Sew Easy" on the layout I posted earlier. And I have to tell you, it was "So Easy" LOL.   That, I only have 4 of the heads and plan to get the rest. I love the new larger heads and the storage kit is awesome.  So on to the tutorial.

I was using "The Little Monsters" line by The Scrap Cake.  I love this paper.  Its double sided and really thick.  So with that in mind.  And wanting to sew two layers.  I used my ATG to just put adhesive in a square about 3 inches in from all sides.  This is so that the paper does not move. And you will not sew through the adhesive.  So it makes it a lot easier. As your needle wont get gummed up.  I ran the head I was using on a scrap piece of paper.  To get a feel for how hard to push and also for placement on my projects.
Next, I though about how I wanted this scalloped head to look and where to start on my paper.  So I got a black sharpie and position the scallop where I wanted it to begin, which was the beginning of the scallop.  You can see, I have the point in the center which is even with the holes on the side, but its hard to see, so I used the sharpie to make a little line on the green top sides to see it better.
 I used my sample run white cardstock to see where the placement would work for this size,  My top green paper is 10 x 10 so the scallops worked perfect from side to side, so the key to this one is whole inches. I then measured the width of the head,  The small ones are about 1/2 wide,  So I placed my paper on the "Sew Easy" Mat.  And you can see on the sides.  My Green paper is at the 1 inch line and my ruler is at the 1 1/2 line.   So I know that my green space is 1/2 inch.  And my "Sew Easy" will lay the pattern down about 1/4 inch from the edge.  You will see this in then next picture so you understand what I'm telling better.   So then Using my Clear thick ruler as a placement guide for a straight line.  I line up my mark I made with the edge, and stand it up and push down hard so the head buts up next to the ruler and just run it along the paper. Make sure to hold down your ruler really good.
Now, because I'm using thick double sided paper and its layered.  I knew this would not go through both.  So I used my paper piercer and a foam mat, to repunch the holes so they go all the way though and the needle goes though the holes faster.
Here you can see, I'm doing a easy stitch so it shows the sewing really good.  And all you do is start on the bottom of the corner, and go up and down all the way around.  And you can now see how the placement is perfect with the sewn part and the little bit of room left on the edge, so you can wet it and distress the edge if you like. 
Here you can see how the corners meet perfect with a little calculation.  All 4 corners meet perfect. I love how it turned out. 

When I use other heads and get the placement down. I will post tutorials on those as well.  I'm really going to work on getting the other heads and case as I think I'm going to be using this a lot. LOL!

Let me know if you like my tutorial.  And I apologize for the quality of these pictures. My camera is still acting up and I'm looking to get a new one in a few weeks.

Check the post be low for full layout page and the free Title file I posted.

Thanks for stopping by!
Sharon


CT: Flying Unicorn "Our Little Munchkin" & Free File

This is my first Creation for my new position on "The Flying Unicorn" Creative Team.

This paper line is from "The Scrap Cake"  and this is the "Little Monsters" Line.  In this layout, I used 5 different paper from the line.  One is brown with green hearts, then you have green paper with tan hearts, then you have brown paper with green and tan circles, and one is green and tan tiny squares.  And the last one was green with tan circles with little monster faces.
This little guy comes printed on the brown with green hearts, it also has a printed frame.  I used two of this page, and cut out the Orange monster and Frame. So that I could emboss them for the "Texture Challenge" going on at the Flying Unicorn Forum.  I used Cuttle bug embossing folder "Argyle" on the monster along with some Stickles on the eyes and mouth and layered him on pop dots.  You can see a part of the frame I had cut out and cut the center out so it over laid the picture (Sorry my grandsons face is blurred out for Privacy)  I used the Cuttle but Embossing folder "Mesh" on the frame. And layered with pop dots as well.
I cut the other larger monster off another paper.  And embossed this one with Cuttle bug Embossing folder "Floral Fantasy"  And used Stickles for the eyes and mouth.  The sign says "Grandma Loves You"  and that is a part of the pattern paper in the line.  I used some orange with green thread center and hot glue on the edges and used a strip of brown cardstock  to make it look like a sign that the pink monster (Grandma LOL!) is holding. And layered on pop dots. The red heart is on the same paper as the pink monster.
I used one of the pattern papers in the line to cut all the little monster faces out and layered them on some cardstock ovals and added Gold Brads to the sides.   And you can see the hand stitching I did on the side was done with the "We R Memory Keepers" "Sew Easy"  using the green scallop head.

And the title "Our Little Munchkin" is a title I made for this layout.  And I'm offering this file to you for free.  You can download this file for free Here   password is :  iagreetotou

This file zip includes file types (AIv8 / GSD 2.4 / KNK /  MTC 3.2.1 / SVG, & WPCv14)    Please remember, my files are for personal use only.  If you would like to sell products made from my files please contact. At rsmobley85 at gmail dot com.

Hope you enjoyed this layout.  I will have a tutorial posted with for you tomorrow or actually later to day maybe. LOL!  On how to use the "Sew Easy"  and let me tell you,  with a little direction its "So Easy" to use, LOL


Thanks for stopping by!
Sharon


Monday, May 16, 2011

Grand Opening Prizes and Challenges

There are still lots of things going on at the Flying Unicorn Forum for the Grand Opening. 

There are a lot of Games, Challenges, Door prizes and all kinds of things going on so you might want to go over and check it out.

And also,  there is still one opening for one follower of my blog that completes the challenge and says you came from my blog.  So hurry up before someone else beats you to it.

Go here to find out how.
Meet And Greet Challenges and Give aways


Sharon

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Challenges are Up and Running!

Are you ready?

The Challenges are up and running.  So get your crafting on and get busy.

First off, Meet and Greet Challenge.  May 14th - May 31
There will be one winner from each of the design team blogs that will win in this challenge. So the first one that completes and post the challenge from my blog wins a nice Prize from the owner of The Flying Unicorn.

Here is what you need to do.

1. Follow my blog (on the right side bar)
2. Go register at the Flying Unicorn Forum
3. Go to the Meet and Greet Thread on the forum.
And make a home made embellishment and post it in that thread. 
4. You MUST SAY,  "You Came from "Sharon Mobley's Blog" You can copy and paste this.  

Hope to see you there.


Now, for my Challenge.  I'm hosting one of the Challenges for "Kick off to Summer"  Challenges.
Mine is "Flower Power"  May 14 - June 30th.

1. Create a home made flowers, Any way you know how. 
2. Use those on any thing you like,  Card, Layout, Altered project. All Craft Creations are welcome.
3. Post your finished creations in my "Challenge Thread"

And you will have a chance to win this awesome prize picked by me from the Flying Unicorn store.
And make sure you check out the other challenges going on. Several run from today May 14 though June 30.

Link to all the challenges at Flying Unicorn.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sharon


Friday, May 13, 2011

New Forum Challenges and Prizes

The new DT I'm on has a new forum.  And we are having a Grand Opening starting this weekend.  With several challenges and prizes. So make sure you go over and join the forum.  Flying Unicorn Forum 

Here are the challenges. 

MEET & GREET
Flying Unicorn - Forum Grand Opening
http://flying-unicorn.socialgo.com/

Come One, Come All and join in the fun!!
We are hosting a Meet and Greet Contest & Challenge
from May 14th, 2011 to May 31st in the newly opened forums over at Flying Unicorn !

The challenge over at the Meet and Greet is simple :
Create a layout/card/ altered item with the twist … there must be a handmade embellishment on your creation . It must be new as of May 14th and must be posted in the Meet and Greet Challenge Thread on or before 5:00pm est on the 31st of May.

And to show my appreciation - the first person that completes this challenge , is a follower of my blog and comments in the challenge that they came over via (Sharon M. Blog ) will receive the New Webster paper pack kit: Ladies and Gents …

There will be daily door prizes, random drawings, and the winner (by random.org) will be announced May 31st , 2011 9:00pm est and will receive RAK retail valued over 50.00 . Come and enjoy the fun and experience the excitement this new Creative Team is bringing to Flying Unicorn.

And don’t forget to check out the other challenges as well! We are going to have FUN! FUN! FUN!

But wait … there’s more ….. Use Coupon Code “FREESHIP” at the store to receive FREE SHIPPING WORLD WIDE .. Valid Saturday May 14th, 2011

CHALLENGE FORUM

http://flying-unicorn.socialgo.com/


My Challenge is here

http://flying-unicorn.socialgo.com/forum/topic/18


STORE

http://www.flyingunicornstore.com




Sharon

Monday, May 9, 2011

Exciting Announcement!

Wow, It's technically "May 9th"  So I can finally tell you all what I have been keeping a secret.


I am so honored to have been one of the chosen for the "Flying Unicorn Store" Creative Design team.

This is my first Design team I have been on other then Cutter files.  So I'm super excited about this opportunity. 

I'm so excited to be able to join this great team and showcase my work using Flying Unicorns scrap booking supplies.

Now you girls know me.  I'm a bargain shopper for sure.  So you know when I tell you this store has some awesome prices.  I mean it,  They really do.  I couldn't believe how low their prices are.  Its wonderful to be able to get quality scrapping items at a reasonable prices.  Just wait till you check out the store.

Here are some links you will see more of on my blog along with the VDBC.

Flying Unicorn Store (Awesome Scrapping products)

Flying Unicorn Blog and CT blog

The store owner Alda, has just set up a brand new forum and gallery.  And we will be posting that as soon as we all join and are there to welcome every one.
Update:  Here is the link to the new forum. For Flying Unicorn Forum

Also, I will be moving some stuff around on my blog so I can add my CT button and links to all the other awesome CT members that were chosen. 

So until next time.  

Thanks for stopping by!
Sharon 




Saturday, May 7, 2011

Etsy Store "Embellished Crafts"

 If your looking for your free file for this weekend.  Scroll down to next post. Thank you!


I just opened a Etsy store yesterday for my all my finished creations.  I'm calling my new store "Embellished Crafts"  
This is the sign I made yesterday to hang in my Scrap room.  I need to add ribbon to hang it yet. But I used Fancy pants paper line and one of my favorite punches by Fiskars A Tisket A Tasket for the border.  The pink ribbon is from Dollar tree. I love to get ribbon there. They some times have some of the nicest ribbon.

I made this sign using some of my creations that will be in my store.  Like my paper Flowers.  I designed and made these flowers from my cutter file. RM00143  


I layered these and used MS chucky thick clear glitter and topped that with stickles for added shine.  And added pears to the centers.  I embossed the leaves and inked the edges.  The white flowers are also inked with aqua to match the pattern paper.


This is a decorative pin I made as well.  I will have some of these in my store on Etsy soon. I used glass beads and metal trims.  I love the little finishing look these add to your project. 

I just started loading some of my finished cards, I have so many more to load. But I'm in the process of looking for a new camera and will get those pictures uploaded as soon as I can. 

And don't forget to come back on Monday.  I will have some exciting news to share with you all.

Thanks for stopping by!
Sharon



Friday, May 6, 2011

National Scrapbook Weekend Celebrations(Sales & Free File)

Happy Scrapping!

As you know, this weekend is "National Scrapbook Weekend"

I'm hosting a sale on all my cutter files in the VDBC store (Does not include my "Finished Creations" )
RSMobleys Designs Cutter Files Only

The sale will run from today May 6 through May 31.  Yes, that is the rest of the month.  So go check out my store for some great deals because I have already lowered the prices on a lot of them.  And your get 25% off that.   Make sure you check out the specials page.  To see all my markdowns.  

Don't for get to pick up the May Grab bag while your there.  I'm one of the designers along with Chris and Lori.  This month is a ton of beautiful "Borders"  And its only $7 for all of them. 

Free File.  I'm offering you all this free file to add to your "National Scrapbook" layouts .

You can download this Free file on the VDBC.  (I'm really sorry, I tried to get it to load to 4 shared but couldn't, I have the worst issues with that site.) 
Try this link, if it dont work you will have to get the file off the VDBC forum.


Also,  Hop over to the MTC forum Crop.  They are doing a Weekend Crop that starts to night at 5:00 pm central time.  I'm Sponsoring  3 prizes for the crop.  So go over and join in the fun.

Have a great weekend.  And make sure you come back next week.  I will have some very exciting news to share with you all. 

Have a great weekend.

Sharon

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

KNK Plugin for MTC

If you have "ANY" KNK cutter machine.   There is a new plug in to be able to cut right from MTC to your KNK.

The plugin is free update if you own MTC already.  If you dont own it,  You can purchase it from my link on the left of my blog.

  Then click this link and save to your computer.  Make sure MTC is closed and run the plug in.  When you open MTC and when ready to cut a image.  Go to "Cut with" in the top bar.  And select "Klic-N-Kut Series" and when the window pops up.  Select your machine.  Old Yellow KNK machines will select "Element / XL / Grand"

You can also set the speed and pressure from the on screen display. (Most recent KNK Groove E machine not the original Groove)   But if you need to pause the machine to change the pressure and speed,  You need to push the pause button on the machine and adjust your speed and pressure from there.

From what I hear.  The print and cut for the KNK plugin does a "Dead On" Print and cut.  I'm going to have to give this a try as I have never tried it because of the work involved,  but this sounds easy.  So I'm going to have to try it.

And the awesome news is. Sandy has said she is going to do some videos for MTC to the KNK.  Woo Hoo!  We all know Sandy's videos Rock!

I can't wait to see what all this allows us to do.  I think we need a webinar just for the KNK / MTC plugin,  What do you think. LOL!.

Again the link to the KNK Plug in is here.
Thanks for stopping by!
Sharon

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

CT Blog New Post

Have y'all checked out my Creative Team blog recently.  If not, You really should go over and check it out.  The CT girls have been super busy and posting several new post in the past couple days.   You may have seen these on the VDBC forum as my CT blog feeds there. 

But if you missed the post.  Go over and check them out.   Make sure you scroll down. Because there are a bunch of new post.  And you might want to follow the blog as well so you get notice of new post so you don't miss any.


You can find the CT Blog here.  Make sure you leave the girls some love on their projects.

Sharon

Monday, May 2, 2011

Monthly Challenge for May and May Grab Bag.

Happy Monday all,

Its a beautiful day out.  But I'm inside doing some crafting until it cools down out side.  Whew! its hot out.

I have just posted my new Monthly Challenge May.  You can always find the link just above the first post.  Just click it and it will take you there so you can see every ones creations and play along.  Last month we had 39 entries  and I picked 9 winners.  Yes, I picked 9 winners.  I like when several people win.

This months challenge is "Stitching"  with thread.  (Not Markers)  Stitching is a big thing right now.  So the challenges is to make some thing new as of May 1st.  Never posted any where.  And post it on the VDBC forum.  One entry with a picture.  Enter as many times as you like,  You have one month to complete as many entries as you like.  Must be stitching done with thread either by Machine, Sew Easy, Paper piercer and needle and thread.  You name it.   You will post your entries on the VDBC forum in the May Challenge thread here.

Lori of Beloved Keepsakes is Sponsoring my challenge this month with a cutter file that will be sneak peaked though out the challenge.  I will pick one winner per every 5 entries with picture we have.

So go check out my challenge is you want to play along. You can find it here  Monthly Challenge May "Stitching"


Also,  The new Grab bag of "Border" Files is out,  And I'm one of the designers this month.  The theme is "Borders".  You can never have enough borders.  And there are a total of  11 files with a total of 44 borders.  Every thing from simple to detailed.  And you can get this for only $7 for the month of May,  They will never be sold together again.  So get it while you can.



And here are a close up of my Border files I have in this months Grab bag.  My files are available in one zip that contains (AIv8, GSC 2.4, KNK, SVG, MTC 3.2.1 & WPCv14). 





I hope you enjoy all the borders in this awesome Grab bag.  You can get all 11 files for $7 here.


Thanks for stopping by!
Sharon