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!)


Thursday, December 22, 2011

3D Nested Snowflake Ornaments (Friday Freebie)

Happy Holidays to All!

I hope you all have a wonderful Holiday with your Family and Friends.  I want to Thank all my Friends and Customers that have supported me this past year.  I know its been a hard one for many myself included.  There will be some new fun changes in the new year so stay tuned.  But for now.  I'm giving you all a Free file to say Thank You!  Free file available Friday Dec 23.  (Also posting link to store for those that miss the file)

This is my newest file.  RM00166 Nested Snowflake 1  (Now available in store)




I have two samples for you.  I used this file to make 2 different 3D ornaments.  And took several pictures to show you how to put them together.  So here we go.

This is the first 3D Snowflake I made using this file.  Paper is by Graphic 45 "Christmas Emporium"  I won this last Saturday at the Cutters Creek Virtual Christmas Party. (Thanks again, Kim).


For this Snowflake.  I used 3 of the 5 layers.  I cut 1 of the largest, 2 of the middle and 2 of the smallest.  Cut all at one time on a 12 x 12 piece of double sided paper from the Christmas Emporium kit.
I cut this on my Cricut Expression using MTC software.  My settings for this paper was blade at 3 and pressure on High and MTC cut setting at Fast.   And as you can see.  It cut perfect and weeded really good, Just pealed off the outside, then the images I'm keeping.  And this is whats left.

Now to remove all the left over little bits and pieces, I use a scrapper from Pampered Chef. But I have white ones from the dollar store I use as well, Just cant find it at the moment.  And wait!  Don't thow those away.  Put them in a little snack size bag and write on it. "Christmas Confetti"  You never know when you will need some for a cute shaker box.
Next add little foam dots. I use the edges and cut them to fit the tiny sections. (Cutters Creek has some Clear Foam pads) I really need to try those. I used double sided paper.  So I flipped the colors for the other side. It looks pretty cool.  I finished off this one with Red half pearls and white half pearls by Want to Scrap. And  used stickles on the edges. Hung with red ribbon.

And here is the second Ornament.   I love how this turned out.
I couldn't decide what paper to use.  And this is what I came up with.
 This is one of the papers in the pack, there are 2. And I couldn't figure out what I would use it for.  And this ended up working out perfect.  The details in the file break up the page so it gives a really cool multi colored look to the ornament.

I selected one of the layers and cut it 6 times.  Then I folded all in half.  But 3 with one color on the out side and the other 3 the other way.  This gives you a alternating color 3D ornament.
Start with your first one, Use a quick dry glue like Scotch Quick Dry.  And put the glue on one side. And grab the other color outside.  And attach. (Make note to keep your images in the same direction so they mate up perfect). Keep going till all 6 are attached and then glue the last sides together. Let dry.  I added Red and White pearls (20 of each color) on this one.  Along with the stickles.

Here is the finished Ornaments.  What can you do with this file?

Now for your Friday Freebie File.  This file will be available till midnight Friday 12/23/11.
Download here RM00166 Nested Snowflake 1 (Now available in store)


Thanks for stopping by!
Sharon


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Monday, December 19, 2011

File Winner!

Hello All!

Sorry, Totally had forgot about this drawing.  I have been sick.  I caught a cold from my little grandson.  And have been really sick the past few days.  I'm on the med and plan to do some holiday baking with my son this week.

So here is the winner for the RM00165 Snowflake frame set : Winner is HEIDI.
Heidi, please email me at rsmobley85@gmail.com so I can email you your file.

Also, I'm still waiting for the winner of RM00164 Christmas Cupcake Wrappers and Toppers to email me.
Sharonscraps. please email me at rsmobley85@gmail.com so I can get your file to you.

Thanks for all the comments.

Sharon

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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Freebie Thursday's Digital Downloads

Here is today's Freebie Thursday's Digital Download.  This gift from My Memories Suite.  Has 2 quick pages as png,  All the papers and embellishments used to create these pages.


These Digital downloads are free for you to use.   They come as PNG and JPG files so you can use them in any software you like.  But if you want to purchase My Memories Suites software.  You can use my special code STMMMS2830  and get $10 off the price and only pay $ 29.97. Note that the new version My Memories Suite V3 is now available. 


Thanks for stopping by!
Sharon

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Monday, December 12, 2011

RM00165 Snowflake Frame Set


RM00165 Snowflake Frame Set  (Click here)

File includes one Rectangle with 3 layers, One Circle with 3 layers and Border with 2 layers.

This file was a file request from one of my customers.  And I love how this turned out.  As always, I have test cut this and it cut great. I used MTC and cut it on my Cricut Expression. I am working with the file to make a Winter layout.  I hope to post later this week.  You know!  Its a little hard to make a Winter layout with snowflakes when you live in Florida. LOL!

But I did a cool technique with this file I will share with you when I post the layout.

This file is available in AI, GSD ( 3 GSD files,One Shape per file), KNK, MTC, SVG & WPC.

If you would like a chance to win this file for free.  Leave me a comment below. With a way to contact you. I will pick one winner on Friday Night 12/16/11.  You will have one week to claim your prize. 

If you cant wait to see if you won this file.  You can purchase it in my store. RM00165 


Thanks for stopping by!
Sharon





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Friday, December 9, 2011

Make the Cut Update 4.1.0 Zing Plugin Sil Cameo Plugin

Woo Hoo!  Andy and the team have been at it again.  They have announced the newest MTC Update and y'all are going to be very happy.

The new updates include:

Make the Cut Update Version  4.1.0
KNK Zing Plugin 1.1.0
Silhouette Cameo Plugin 2.0.0.

Note: They are currently working on a version for the MAC.

To download the newest version of MTC or the newest plugins for the Zing or SIL Cameo Plugin.  You need to go to the Make the Cut Forum to download.  Please sign up as a member. So you can enjoy the forum and all they offer.

Remember, MTC updates are always free so download the newest version and enjoy.   But if you don't have Make the cut and need to purchase it.  You can purchase it HERE!.    But you can also download a free trial version from this link if you would like to try it out before you buy.

Thanks for stopping By!
Sharon

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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Christmas Cup Cake Wrappers and Toppers

This is a brand new file.  And perfect for your Christmas gatherings or School party's 

RM00164 Christmas Cup Cake Wrappers and Toppers


This set of 3 wrappers and 3 toppers includes.  One with snowflakes, One with row of Christmas trees and a inner liner  and the last one is my favorite.  It has crossing Candy Canes with a bow and has inner liner.

The 3 Toppers are: One Christmas Tree, One Snowflake and One Candy Cane so you can mix and match for your Cupcake toppers.

You can get this file now in store here: RM00164 Christmas Cup Cake Wrappers and Toppers

Or you can become a follower of my blog and leave me a comment below with a way to contact you. And One person will win this file. I will pick a winner on Monday Morning 12/12/11. 


Thanks for stopping by!
Sharon
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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Freebie Thursday's Digital Downloads (My Memories Tutoria "Make Cards"l)

Here is today's Freebie Thursday's Digital Download.  This gift from My Memories Suite.  Has 2 quick pages as png,  All the papers and embellishments used to create these pages.


These Digital downloads are free for you to use.   They come as PNG and JPG files so you can use them in any software you like.  But if you want to purchase My Memories Suites software.  You can use my special code STMMMS2830  and get $10 off the price and only pay $ 29.97. Note that the new version My Memories Suite V3 is now available. 

Now for a tutorial from the makers of My Memories.  How to make cards in My Memories.  In a PDF so you can download and save it.
Quick and Easy Card Making Using MyMemories Suite v3

Thanks for stopping by!
Sharon
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Friday, December 2, 2011

"Blitsy.Com" Discounted Scrapping Supplys

Have y'all heard of this new place called "Blitsy" that just opened.  They post Awesome! deals on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

You all know, I'm on a super strict scrappy supply budget. So I'm always looking for great deals.  And this is the newest one I have come across.

You should check out today's deals.  I love "Tonic Studios" products.
And they have the Red Handled scissors on sale for $7.95.  That is a totally awesome deal. But I already have these.

But I don't have these and will ordering these soon.  They have the Tonic Retractable Craft Knife, Craft Pick,  Craft Distresser and Knife Blade refills for only $3.49 each.  WOW!




Okay, now that I shared with yall, I better go get mine before they are all gone.  You need the link, its "Blitsy"


Oh, I didn't even mention the other stuff they have listed today. Great deal on the blue Xyron Mega Runner and Refills, Tim Holtz Distress Inks. $2.99 each,  And the limited Winter edition is only $8.97  And a bunch of Tim Holts Products like Stickles for $1.75, Glossy Accents for $2.99.  And a bunch of other things. Like Spellbinders.  So dont wait,  Go sign up to get their emails so you can get in on these deals.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!
Sharon

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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Freebie Thursday's Digital Downloads

Here is today's Freebie Thursday's Digital Download.  This gift from My Memories Suite.  Has 2 quick pages as png,  All the papers and embellishments used to create these pages.



These Digital downloads are free for you to use.   They come as PNG and JPG files so you can use them in any software you like.  But if you want to purchase My Memories Suites software.  You can use my special code STMMMS2830  and get $10 off the price and only pay $ 29.97.

Thanks for stopping by!
Sharon

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