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!)


Monday, December 31, 2012

DVD Case Sale! Sleeve City

If yall have read about my Unmounted Stamp storage on my blog.  You know that I buy my DVD cases from Sleeve City.  These are the cases I order.  Super Jewel  Box King DVD

They sent me a email they are having a sale.  If your looking to buy you should do so now as they only have a sale a couple times a year.

Sale is 15% off and use code 15OFFNYSALE  Sale ends Jan. 5, 2013

The more you order the cheaper they are.  And believe me, if your going to do unmounted stamps. Order 100 to start off.

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(Not associated with them at all.  Just passing on one of my favorite places to get supplies)

Here you can see how I store my Spell binders in these Cases. Spell Binder Storage

Here is how I store my unmounted Rubber Stamps.  Rubber Stamp Storage

And this is how I store my Just Rite Stamps as well.  Just Rite Stamp Storage
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Sunday, December 30, 2012

Happy New Year File SALE!!!!!!

Happy New Year to all!  

I wanted to Thank everyone for your support over the past 6 weeks I have had my files back up for sale.  And I'm hosting my first sale with the new store.

All files in my store are included and you will get a email with automatic download as soon as you finish your transaction.

Note: if you buy large sets like Monogram 1 or Perpetual Calendar.  You will get a couple links for the download so its easier to download instead of one huge file. So make a folder and save those files in that group.

As of last night I added 14 more files to the store.  Just look at the"TAB's" at the top.
Right now I have 91 files loaded and working on changing out my old packaging to all match my blog and will be adding more though the week.


Newly added tab is Perpetual Calendar.  You have 2 options.  Either buy the entire kit which includes 12 full month files. Plus free Calendar file.  designed to be complete layouts and I cut these at 5.5 x 5.5 so you know if they cut that small, you can cut them larger for complete layout page.  Or cut to fit a card.  Many examples on my blog and on the Creative team blog.

Or you can buy just the Calendar file or Individual month files.

Sale is 50% off 25.00   Use Code NEWYEAR13 in the code box.  Sale runs from today 12/30/12 through 01/05/13 midnight. 

Happy Shopping!
Sharon

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Sunday, December 23, 2012

Free File "Candle Luminary"


Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! 
To you and your Family's! 

Just wanted to say"Thank You"! To everyone for visiting my blog and supporting me this year.

I'm offering you all one of my favorite Christmas Luminaries.  I hope you enjoy the file! It's easy to cut and put together.  I cut a piece of vellum for the inside and colored sections with markers to give the stained glass look.  And added ribbon to the top and bottom for added details.  If you use the file I would love to see your finished creation.

You can download your free file here:
RM00116 Candle Luminary
No longer free download. 

File comes with: AI, GSD, KNK, SVG, MTC, WPC

Thanks for Stopping by!
Sharon

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Scrappy Dew's Bundle Sale!

Did you get the Email!

If not, Run over to Scrappy Dew and pick up their Awesome deal!

You get 39 of their Adorable Christmas Kits for only $30.  And there is a Special Bonus for the first 10 bundles bought.  You get additional 16 kits from 2011.

I just bought it and thought I would pass this along.  I'm NOT an affiliate or anything.  Just passing on a great deal for some super cute Files!

So hurry up!  Scrappy Dew Pattern Sale

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Rocking Chair for Grandson


Many years ago. I bought a Roto Zip hand held tool when it first came out. Off one of those TV infomercials. And I have used this thing so much.  For just about every thing.  When I bought it. It came with a super cute cardboard template for this little rocking chair.  I held on to it. Thinking one day I would be able to make it.  And that day has come.

I made this rocking chair for my grandson Preston.  He loves Mickey so of course after I cut this out of 1/2 finished plywood.  I painted it Red and Black. And then cut the Mickey Vinyl Decal and used the free Disney Font for his name.


I had it sitting in line sight of where he comes in, in the morning.  And he seen it and got down from his Momma's arms, ran over to it. Got down on his knees and had his face about 5 inches from Mickey so he could see it real close. It was so cute.  He loves his chair and has been sitting in it and rocking all day. 

Looks like I will be making a pink one next Christmas as Lil' Punkin has a baby sister coming in the next couple weeks. 

I miss wood working, its a lot of work and takes me longer then it used to. But glad I kept all my power tools in my work shop so I can make some thing once in a while.  

Now have to finish my last 3 vinyl decals by tomorrow. And Im done with Christmas gifts. 

Thanks for stopping by!
Sharon 


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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Vinyl Monogram Tile

Can you believe this is my very first Vinyl on Tile!



Honestly, It is!  I haven't made these before so I thought I would give it a try for gifts this year for my Daughter and her husband and for my Son and his wife.  And it turned out so nice I made one for my friend and need to make one more.  I need to get another tile.

I bought the 12x12 tile at Lowes. They were only .98 cents each. And a pretty cream color with a little bit of texture.

And next I needed a Monogram.  Well the designer in me wouldn't let me buy one. So yep! You guessed it! I had to go and make one.  So I did.  I designed this all by hand. Made the thin frame, then added some flourishes. That was no easy task to figure out the placement.

 Then I added the text. I just used Arial bold since the frame was so frilly. I went with a plain Letter Font. And hand placed each letter for each frame.  I then did a little technique in MTC where you place a rectangle over your image and do the Boolean Join choose the 2nd option and then places two long thin rectangles over the opening and welded.  And that gave me the opening for the Last Name.

For the Last name, I used the same Arial font but I choose to use the Italicized option just to change it up a little.  I then welded the whole frame together.  Then did simplified all the nodes taking it from 11K nodes to just 1100.  So it now cuts super clean and weeds really easy.



This is the one I made for my friend. I added flat back pearls from Want 2 Scrap around the edge. She is a scrapbooker so I know she will love that detail.  I added large in the corners and center, then medium in between and then two small tiny ones on both sides of the medium ones.

After making the 3 letters I needed. I decided to just make the whole alphabet. So this is my first Monogram.  And it has all 26 letters.  You can find this file on the Design Elements tab at the top. And the file types are: MTC, SVG, EPS/AI, PNG and PDF. And can be purchased here  RM00169 Monogram1

DXF File coming soon!
I'm going to have to re-install my AICS2 software to get a good DXF file for Craftrobo users using Robomaster and Silhouette users.  I did not like the results I got from Inkscape DXF imported in Robomaster. So I did not want to pass that on. As it was not up to my standards.  So as soon as I install my old software I will be able to add a DXF file to the store and will update the info.

Thanks for stopping by!
Sharon

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Monday, December 10, 2012

Can You Cut My Files????


Yes You Can!!!!! (Long Post)

I would first  like to thank these two ladies: Barbie Creech for helping me test my file to see what is the best method for my loyal KNK file users. And Thanks Darla Haverstock  for also helping me test my files.  I received a lot of information from both these ladies.  Barbie don’t have a blog (Yet!)  but Darla does so make sure you stop over and leave her some love on her blog. Stamping Under Doctors Orders (Love the name of her blog).LOL!

I now create in Make the Cut and export out to these file types from MTC:   SVG,  MTC, Vector PDF, EPS / AI and PNG (transparent back ground with no lines)

Please note: Most of the files I'm posting on the tabs above are from before I lost all my software so they have AI, GSD, KNK, SVG, WPC and MTC.  So please let me know if you need a PNG or PDF file.

Also, I'm trying to get a DXF option file for those that need a GSD file.  For Robomaster or Silhouette studios.  Will keep you posted on those.



On to file testing.

As far as KNK users.  Yes you can still use my newest files.

Barbie tried the EPS/AI file (listed as EPS in my files)  and said, the file imported just fine in KNK software. She said, It did ask her about welding the lines together as it has “Thick Line Attributes”
She chose to use the file as it and said it cut fine.  And also changed the file to thin lines and it also worked fine.  Here are her Instructions on how to change to thin lines in KNK studios

Instructions for changing from tick line attributes: By Barbie
Once the file has been imported into KNK Studio, select all.
On the right side of the screen is the design color palette. One square has a cross hatch pattern (means it is invisible). Pick a color from the color palette on the bottom and drag it to that square to make it a color. Doesn't matter what color.
Using the pen tip (stroke and fill tool) on the tool bar ( icon next to the bottom), change the thick lines to "no lines"
Now it should cut perfectly.

Barbie also tested the PDF in KNK studios and said it imported just fine. And she did this one with a ink pen test and said it did fine. So PDF is a option for KNK users as well.  She mentioned that KNK can cut by color, which I remember, but the raster pdf comes in as black and white. So maybe I need to separate all the pieces so you can recolor each and cut by color.

Thanks Barbie for all your help on this!



Darla did a more extensive testing because she has several software’s.  Here is her break down on all the file types she tested.


KNK studios, Darla liked the PDF option better. She says to : Use import and uncheck thick line attribute.  She also cut this file at 5.5 inches and it cut great. I had them test the “Bless this Home” free file on the free tab above. Wow, that was super small considering I designed it to cut super large. LOL  But this is the results you get when you design a file and take the time to reduce the nodes.

Great news because that keeps it "cuttable" for small cutters like silhouette and craftrobo too.


MTC : Darla uses a older version then I in MTC so she couldn’t open the MTC file. So she just imported the SVG and it cut beautifully as well.  Here is a little tip for those importing mine or anyone else's SVG exported from MTC into MTC.  .

If your cutting some thing that requires it to be a special size this is real important.  You need to click the import SVG. A window will open and you need to make sure you check the little box on the bottom that says: “Use Actual” and put 90 in the box and then it will open the size it was designed. Do this with any MTC file you use the SVG to import.

SIDE NOTE: If your importing some one else’s SVG like from SVG Cuts. You will put 72 in the box for it to come in the right size, It has to do with the software its designed in.


SCAL imported SVG and cut wonderfully.


Fairycut and Funtime both imported the PDF perfectly.


Silhouette Studio Designer edition:
I was also able to bring the SVG into without any problems although it opens HUGE so again has to be resized once opened but no big deal

Darla reminded me that I needed a DXF file for all the Craftrobo users that use Robomaster and all the Silhouette Studio users.  So Im going to have to work on that one as MTC don’t have a DXF export option (I asked for it and we will see if they add it) but I might have to do Inkscape to get you a DXF until then.


If you need any help or need file types. Leave me a comment and I will see what I can do.

Thanks again Ladies for all your help!
Sharon
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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

New File Tabs: Freebie Files and Baby / Kids File

I have added two more tabs at the top.

One is a Baby / Kids tab.  I will be loading every thing to do with Baby's and Kids on this tab. I'me new to making kids files so I'm sure as I get more scrapping layouts made I will need a few more files and titles.  So those will go on that page.  If you need a file for some thing. Let me know, I can always use some ideas. LOL

The other is Freebie File tab.  You may have some of these already.  So make sure to check this tab to see if you need any of these.

NOTE:  The files on the Free File tab will not get loaded to your cart. There is a link in Orange above the first file.  And all files on that page are in that one link so you can download all of them when your there. I did this as Paypal will not approve a total of $0.00.  It will only allow it if you add other files to your cart.  I didn't want you to have to pay to get a free file so I loaded them to Skydrive.  I am new to using this so if you have any issues with it. Leave me a comment and I will check it out ASAP.

Make sure to check file types as some are old and some are new.


Thanks for stopping by!
Sharon

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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Gluten and Wheat Free Food List!

For a couple of years. I have often thought I had issues with this.  My doctors have listed me with 23 different illnesses.  And the more I read about Gluten and Wheat allergies. I really think this is my problem.

The easiest way to find out is to try a Gluten free diet for a few weeks.  I'm willing to start this beginning the new year. But need some help.

So I'm looking for some good "Free" sites that list Gluten Free foods, Recipes and Meal plans.  Or maybe a yahoo group or facebook group.  What are some of the places you like to visit or maybe a book you really love and think I should get.

I'm doing a lot of looking on the net, but most don't give detailed list.  I'm a person that needs a list in front of me.  Of what I CAN have.  Not a long list telling me what I CAN"T have.

I would really appreciate some info if you would like to share.  You can either leave a comment below or your can email me at rsmobley85@gmail.com

Thanks for stopping by!
Sharon

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Sunday, December 2, 2012

Baby Card For My Daughter

I forgot to post this card I had made and had in my stash and gave to my daughter at her baby shower.


I used my file RM00153 Baby Mesh.  I designed it to cut to fit a card but it can be also resized larger for a mat for a layout.  I used my swiss dots cuttle bug folder to give it some texture.  And stamp set is from Just Rite Stampers "Bundle of Joy".

The baby is due Feb 3 but we had a early shower for her because she is expected to deliver early again. If you remember right.  Last baby shower we had on a Sunday and Baby "P" was born the next morning.  5 weeks early.  So she has been on weekly shot since she found out she was expecting. And those end in just a couple weeks when she is at 36 weeks.  And is expected to deliver soon after as she is already showing sings of early delivery.  So hoping for 36 weeks.

Here is the same file cut in blue.  So this file can be cut in any color to match a theme.


You can now purchase this file RM00153 Baby Mesh for only .99  And you can find other baby files on the tab above. Baby / Kids

Thanks for stopping by!
 Sharon

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Saturday, December 1, 2012

Santa Village SVG Set (SVG Cuts)

OH MY GOSH!!!!!!

Did you see the new kit from SVG Cuts.  Called "Santa's Village".




This set is so adorable.  This set has 5 3D projects that are all boxes.  Church, House, Barn, Hat and Stocking.  I headed over right now to buy this set. Actually get it free because I'm going to buy the Nutcracker set and one other.

Those that buy SVG cuts files know how it works.  But if you don't.  This is how to get the newest set free.

FREE GIFT INSTRUCTIONS

  • Visit www.SVGCuts.com and make a purchase of $9.98 or more between now and Thursday, December 6th 2012.
  • Add Santa’s Village SVG Kit to your cart.
  • During Step 2 of Checkout, type FREEGIFT into the Discount Coupon section. Doing so will subtract the value of the SVG Collection from your total. This gift is a $6.99 Value!
  • All of your files, including the free gift, will be available for immediate download after you complete your purchase!
  • Happy Crafting!

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Friday, November 30, 2012

Node Editing in Make The Cut!

I have been designing in KNK studios for the past 7 years and loved that software.  But when my 2nd laptop (Newest one) crashed several months ago.  I couldn't re-install it because I had already installed it two times and that is all your allowed to install.  If you want to install it after that you have to pay $75 to reactivate it. What! That is just just nuts. And totally not in my budget.

So since I own MTC software already, and it has unlimited downloads and you can have it on as many computers as you want. As long as only one is open at a time.  And it has unlimited upgrades which are very often. Because the makers of this software listen to the people that use it.  And it cuts to several machines (except Cricut now)  And any possible machine I might own in the future.

I have been trying to learn how to design in it.  The designer in me just cant seem to give that up.  I have never been a person to trace files.  I make them all by hand using functions in the software.  I was having a hard time switching over from KNK to MTC.

Lately I have been forcing my self to learn it and I have learned a lot just with playing with it.  But I was still having issues with editing nodes.  Which is super important to a person that designes files with out tracing.

Well, a discussion came up today on the MTC forum.  And someone named GABE.  Helped me ever so much by directing me to a Webinar that covers a lot about  "Node Editing".  (Starts around 43:30 on the video)



I'm not much of a Webinar person.  I have signed in several times but cant stand to sit there for an hour or two to  find something out.  I like the short topic specific videos. Like the ones Sandy McCauley and Rob from Scrappy Dew make.   That way you just watch a few minutes and learn.  But I sat though this one because I was told it had a lot on Node Editing.  And boy did it.  Its a lot like my old KNK software and no longer think its just a tracing software and think I will learn a lot on how to design in this software.

Then I found out Sandy has a new manual out that covers a lot on MTC. So I downloaded her manual from her site. Iloveknk.com  And wow, it has a lot of information in there that helps you get acquainted with MTC and all the buttons and functions. And her MTC videos are Here .  

I'm so excited to have found this information. Now maybe I can learn to design in this software.

If your looking for Make the Cut software you can download a free trial to play with and see if you like it HERE  Don't forget to download a driver for your machine there so you can test cut (it will have a cut though your design until you register it)  But you can play with it.  Also , pick up the new Image Viewer while your there.

Okay, Off to play with this software and try and get some Christmas presents done this weekend.  Ejoy!

Thanks for stopping by!
Sharon

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Christmas Files Available!

How was everyone's Thanksgiving?  I hope you had a wonderful time with Family and Friends and ate lots.

It's now time to move on to Christmas projects.  I know I have a couple and need to get in gear or I won't get them done.

But in the mean time. I wanted to stop in and let you all know I now have all my Christmas files loaded.  I loaded some Christmas Luminary's.  Some Christmas Cupcake Wrappers with matching toppers.  Baby's First Christmas title, Pictures with Santa title, And several card files. Nested Snowflake, and some other card files.

 And two are my favorite.  They come complete with every thing you need to mass cut a bunch of Christmas Cards. Each card has 7 layers. And you can choose how many to use.  There are two sets and two cards in each.  You can find all the Christmas files up top on the Christmas Files Tab.

So let me ask you.  How are y'all loving the new cart with the immediate download?  I know I'm loving it. I have a email sent to me the same as you get so I can check how your downloads look and work.  And it looks really nice.  I have your downloads set up for 5 tries.  So if you have any issues with it. Please let me know ASAP so I can check it out and rest it for you.

I still have my old Creative team blog up and have been changing out almost 200 links so far.  With links to the new store.  But if you go to the CT blog.  On the Right.  You can pull up the files used by number.  If you see some thing you need and its not posted yet. Email me and let me know the number and I will be happy to load it for you.  So stop by and check out the Creative Team blog.  Lots of beautiful work from the past team there.

Thanks for stopping by!
Sharon



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Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving! Free File!

Happy Thanksgiving to all.   I just wanted to do a short post today and thank everyone that has supported me.

I'm offering you all a free file on my Facebook Fan Page.  Available from Nov 22-24.

Like the page, and you will see a "PINK" tab at the top. Click that and download your file.

The file is RM00017  Turkey Day Traditions.  I know these fit our family and probably yours as well. LOL


Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving and have safe travels.  Enjoy!

Sharon

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Monday, November 19, 2012

Sewing Project! Firewood Log Carrier Tutorial


It's pretty chilly here today in Florida.  It actually got cooler as the day went on.  At 12:00 it was 61 out side and 69 in the house.  So I had to turn on the heater and that got me thinking. 

Its going to be getting colder and we will be lugging wood in the house and I know my husband always struggles with it and only brings in like 3 or 4 at a time.

So I decided to do a little sewing project.  And I had the perfect material.  I try to go to the good will every other week. Its actually my favorite thing to do. Just wonder around and see what I can find, and love that I can get most things really cheap.


On of my "Always Check" things is the fabric bin.  1 yard is $1.17,   2 yards is $2.17, 3 yards is $3.17 and so on.  And some times you can get some really nice fabric.  I picked up this heavy duty upholstery fabric a couple weeks ago knowing I would do some thing with it. It was 1 yard so 1.17.  I went to day and found a nice brown corduroy material.  So got it.  And decided to go with the blue upholstery fabric.

I stopped at Lowes and picked up a 5/8 x 48 dowel  for $2.18.  After I left I though, Hm! I must have a old broom handle in the shed.  Any way, I was there to pick up some tiles for Christmas gifts.  So its was fine.  
This project cost me a total of $3.35 (Yay!)


Here is a tutorial with lots of pictures on how to make a "Firewood Log Carrier".


You need some heavy duty fabric like Upholstery fabric 1 1/2 yards.  5/8 or thicker dowel rod cut at 17 inches, you will need two.  And of course a sewing machine, pins and measuring tape. 
I cut my material to the size of 35 wide by 48 long.


I turned the material so right sides are touching and fold in half length ways. Then measure to find the center point and mark it. (You wont see these marks so don't worry about that) I put the measure tape here so you can see how I marked this.  The center point is where the 2 is. So I marked the end of the tape, (+) at the 1, 2 center, (+) at the 3 and mark at 4.   (+) marks are your cut marks.  See next picture. 


I used a marker to draw the lines as you see here. Remember you wont see these lines, they are on the inside 

Draw a line at the "End mark" and 4 and go down 6 inches. Then draw your 2 and 3 lines only going down 5 inches.  Then draw your line across to connect them. And draw a line where the corners meet.   You will Cut on your lines at 1 and 3 down to the 5 inch line then across.  After you remove that section. Cut the diagonal lines just down to the 6 inch line.   This creates your flaps to sew and makes your opening larger (4 inches wide open). After you have this done.  You will sew your seam down the side. Tie and cut your threads. And turn the right side out. And move on to next step below. 


After you sew your outside seam along the side (48 inch side) then turn right side out.  And you will fold your flaps inward so you don't see them from either side. So they meet inside and pin to hold it while you sew. Your finished opening will be 4 x 6 inches.  

I like to line up my material with the edge of the Presser foot.  This is the easiest for me to watch to make sure I sew straight. I think its about 1/4 inch from the edge and works good for me. I sewed the inside edge of the 4 x 6 opening. The red dot is a pin. Holding the two sides flush with each other till I sewed it. 


Now we are going to sew the top where the dowels will go. To do this. use a ruler or measure tape to fine your mark at 3 3/4 inches from the end. And place a pin there. (I used a piece of paper so you could see the markings on the ruler. 

You will next. Take the end and fold it over so the end touches the pin.  Then make sure that your two ends are lined up with the sides. And use pins to keep it secure till you get all four done.  When your done. You will then sew along this section to create your pocket to hold the dowels.  Remove pins and tie and snip your threads.  And your ready to now slide your dowel in the pockets.  And you will see you now have hand holes.  


This is what it should look like when your done and its now ready to hold some wood for your fire place. 


Pile your logs in the center and stack a good amount. Make sure they stay in the center. This makes it easier for the next step.


Now you just pull up the two sides and grab a hold with one hand and carry in the house.  I was holding this with one hand and camera in the other.  And that's it.  

I hope you enjoyed the tutorial and find this useful and make yourself one. My husband came home from work and I showed it to him and how much it holds and he was happy. I think he really liked this, knowing it will help get the wood in the house with out dropping half on the way in and getting all dirty. 

That's it for this tutorial.  
Thanks for stopping by!
Sharon 


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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Online Scrapbook "Party"! "Come Join In"

Have you heard of a Facebook Group called   "Scrapbook Deals" 


This face book group is a place where people sell any thing scrapbook related. You can buy and sell and there are awesome deals to be found.  So you can join it just to sell your stuff or you can by stuff they post.  I need to dig out my huge box of stuff that never made it to ebay.  LOL!

But! You will really want to join it today! because,  they are planning for the 3000 members bash.

Yesterday was the Bash party for 2000 members.

OH MY WORD!  I am so worn out this morning.  I feel like I have a hang over! With out any drinking. LOL!  Yesterday, I spent 14 hours online playing a ton of games Scrapbook related.  Party started at 11:00 am and ended around 1:30 am. LOL

Few Sample Games!
"Guess what I am" :  You are shown a picture that is taken of a Scrapbooking item up very close or just a little section of it and you have to post what it is.  And the first person to post the full name of it correctly wins.

"Whats missing" in the two pictures:  You are shown two pictures.  And you have to hurry and compare them and post what you see different in the second picture.  First one to post correctly wins.

"Memory Game":   You will be show one picture.  It will only be posted for like 5 mins.   And then you will be asked questions about that picture like.  What was in the picture,  Or what color was the Glimmer mist.  Or some thing like that.  There are several winners from this And then those winners go to a game called.  

"Price is right":   Winners from above game, are the only ones that get to play in this game.  They will be re-shown the same picture.  And they guess how much all the new items in the picture would cost.  You have 30 seconds to post (so you cant go searching)   And the closest person to the price with out going over.  Wins every thing in the Picture.

There are a ton of other games.  And not to mention the "Rapid Fire Bingo"  Oh my,  What fun that was.

There were three Bingo games.   A week before, she will send out event. You have to say your going.  She will then email you a picture of your card,  And you will print that off,  And that will be your card to play with all 3 games,  And for every other bingo game there is after that.  

Let me tell you, it was so fast and fun.  And not to mention the prizes.  I was shocked at the amount of prizes that were given away. I have never in my life seen some one give away such prizes.  Just a few were.  Cash prizes, deposited in your paypal account. I can not tell you how many of those were given away.  The first bingo game prize was $25 and the second was $75 and we had a runner up that got $15.   And I think the last one was $25. I cant remember I was so out of it by then. LOL  I mean, it was 11:30 pm.

Barbara, also gave away some really awesome prizes. Like this adorable hanging organizer with 40 pockets that zip close. And get this, It was chuck full of embellishments.  It was awesome. And she gave away 7 of those last night.

A ton of goody bags full of things like, punches, stamps, Inks, Dies.  You name it.  Including several cash prizes! Wow!

And not to mention.  The Contest.  There were 3 contest posted for one week.  "Cards", "Layouts" and Altered Art!

I was not lucky enough to win any of the other prizes.  But I did WIN the "Altered Art" contest with my Fall Mantel Decoration"   Woo hoo!  I won $25.  

They are currently at 2436 members and she is already planning for the 3000 member bash.  So hurry up over there and join so you don't miss it.   "Scrapbook Deals" 

If you don't do facebook or have an ID for there.  You really need to get one in order to play.  You can just sign up with a ID and only join this page if you like.  You can set your settings to personal so no one can look you up and friend you and set all your privacy settings and stuff.  But I think once you set one up just for your Scrapbooking related stuff, you will enjoy it.

I have one just for personal family and friends.  And I have one just for scrapbooking stuff.  That way I can catch all the new items coming out, see all my favorite blogs postings all in one place with out blog surfing all day.  Every thing is in one page. And I scroll though and I'm done.  Saves me so much time.  Hey, then you can like my page and get all my blog post there. LOL!  Just sayin!

Any way, Go check them out! you might find some great stuff to buy and may be sell some stuff you don't use any more.  And you can check out a little bit of the fun we had yesterday.

See ya there!.
Sharon



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Friday, November 16, 2012

New File Tabs!

UPDATE: New File Tabs!


As I'm loading files to the "Files for Sale" tab.  Its getting really long and I think you might get a little lost when looking for some thing as files will be mixed when I get a lot loaded.

So I'm now adding more tabs so that Files will be a little more separated and you can find what your looking for.

Halloween / Fall / Thanksgiving will be on one tab,  Christmas  files will be on another.  And will add more as I get more files loaded.

I hope you find this helpful.

Thanks for stopping by!
Sharon


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Thursday, November 15, 2012

My Files Are Now Available!

 I decided to bite the bullet and sign up with a shopping cart service. And this one has a "Immediate Download".  What the means is.  When you purchase my files.  You check out with paypal and you get a email with your Invoice order and links to download your files.  How Awesome is that!

 I am in the process of uploading my files and starting with Halloween layout Overlays so you can scrap those Halloween pictures and move on to the next Holiday.  Then I loaded some Fall and Thanksgiving files like layouts, Luminary's and files for cards.  Next will be Christmas files. More Luminary's, Christmas cards, Ornaments, 3D Poinsettia and other Christmas files.  Then it will be a mix of stuff.

You can find my files on the tabs at the top   If you see a file on my blog or my old Creative Team Blog you have to have and its not on the tabs at the top yet.  Just shoot me a email at rsmobley85@gmail.com  and let me know what number and name of the file is and I will get it posted and send you the link.

I will be changing out old store links and tags and adding the "Add To Cart" button to those old post. This will let me and you know its been changed.

I just loaded 12 files today and wanted to say "Thank You" so much to those that have already bought files tonight. You guy's are fast. LOL!  I really appreciate your support.  Check back often as I will be loading files every day.

Thanks for stopping by!
Sharon



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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Fall Mantel Decorations!

 "Fall Mantel Decoration"   



I didn't plan for it to take me 2 1/2 weeks, but I had a lot happen the past week with being sick and all. Which I'm still sick but was determined to get this done.  So I can make some flowers out of ribbon and fabric for headbands for my new granddaughter that can arrive any time in the new 2 months.  So having a shower this Sunday to get it out of the way.  Last time we had the shower. Lil Punkin was born next morning. 5 weeks early.  This one is expected to be early as well. We are hoping she waits till the shots are done at 36 weeks.

I used several files from SVG Cuts.com for my project.  And I will post links to those as I go though this post.  It will have a lot of pictures.  So you can see all the details that went in to this Beautiful Project! So here we go.


For the letters "THANKFUL" I used the 3D Letter set by SVG Cuts.com.  You get the whole set of 3D letters for $8.99.  And it comes with full instructions on how to put them together.  Think about all the uses you can use these letters for.  Make your child's name or decorate the new baby nursery in with their name.  So many uses for these.

On mine, I used DCWV and Bazzill cardstock, nice and thick and textured. I inked all the edges so it shows the details of the edges.  I then dug though my stash.  And found 8 different Fall theme papers. Then used gold brads on the ends of the letters for added detail. And used stickles on all the letters to out line the details of the paper. Used Scotch Quick Dry glue on the Letters and the paper on the front.


These are the Flowers I made using the 3D Mums Fall Flowers from SVG Cuts.com as well.  I love all the layers these have. Next you will see pictures of each set I made. I only made 5 of the 9 different Flowers you get in this kit.  You can make them any color to fit any theme. I choose fall colors for my decoration.

This is the Lollipop Mum in the set.  It has 12 layers per flower along with leaves.  I used a maroon color cardstock by Recollections "Spice Market". And used Scotch quick dry glue. A stylus to bend the petals. And distress ink on the edges. Also used large rhinestone by Recollections in the center with a touch of star dust stickles.


This is the Dublin Mum from the set and has 3 layers in the petals and 3 layers in the centers.  Used a stylus to bend the petals. Inked the edges.  Used a small yellow rhinestone in the centers on top of yellow dardstock and yellow stickles.

You can see the leaves in this picture.  I took a sheet of cardstock and folded it over so it was 4 layers. Laid the leaf on and used a stylus to get a nice emboss line.  A mouse pad is to soft and just bends the leaves. I wanted a deep impression.


This one is the Cedis Mum in the set.  I think this one is one of my favorites and It's Lil Punkin's favorite as well.  This one has 2 layers of petals. 5 layers for the centers.  I used the same technique on the petals and inked all layers.  Yellow stickles on the centers. I choose dark brown cardstock and autumn yellow.


This one is called Spider Mum from the set. and has 4 petal layers and 5 center layers. For this one, I choose a light tank color from the same Autumn pack.  I then inked the tips with a cranberry color from Adirondack inks.  And a red rhinestone in the centers.


The last flower is the Brittany Mum in the set.  This one has 8 layers. I choose the same Autumn yellow for all layers.  And used a rhinestone in the center with a little touch of stardust stickles in the center.  And a walnut distress ink on the edges of the petals to give it a nice detail.

I also used one other file from SVG Cuts.com  Its a free file that is a paper piecing. But I cut several of the same shape and glued them together with scotch quick dry and made the Acorn in to a 3D acorn. I cut them in two sizes.  You can see my post on that one HERE. 


And the last part of my decoration was my 3D Folded Pumpkin file. You can read about that post HERE

I tried to use most of my stash here at home so I didn't have to buy much.  Other then the two files I bought. I only bought the 4 glass candle holders for $1 each at dollar tree and the candles 2 per pack for $1 each.  And the bead garland I got at Joanns on 70% clearance so they were $2 each, I got two.

Here is another view of the Mantel.


I had the lights off in the living room and had just the lights over the fireplace on and it looks so cool in the dark.  My husband came home and seen it and he said. Wow, Now that is Cool!  I love when he loves my work.

Hope you enjoyed this long picture post.
And thanks for stopping by!
Sharon

What I used:
Cardstock: Recollections, Bazzill and DCWV
Ink: Adirondack inks and Distress Inks
Rhinestones: Recollections and Want 2 Scrap
Files: Svg Cuts
Cutter: Cricut Expression
Software: Make the cut
Stickles, Ribbon, Scotch quick dry glue, Glue dots, Stylus.

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