Friday, August 16, 2013

A Home for Princess Mermaids

Over the past few days, you have met all of the Princess Mermaids in the Pixie Dust Princess Mermaids Collection. I thought they were so cute that I would turn them into paper dolls for my sweet grandaughter.

 Wouldn't it be fun if the little Mermaids had a place to live? Well they do!  SVG Cuts had the perfect file. The sand castle is from the Wet 'n Wild collection.

I cut strips of CS and folded them into triangles. Then they were glued to the backs of the mermaids so they could stand up.

Rhinestones were added to the turrets,

and shells were scattered for atmosphere.

Here is a close up of the castle decorations.

There is a cut out in the back for a LED votive candle, so the castle lights up. 

Check out the Pixie Dust Studio for these adorable images and many more. You'll LOVE what you find!
Delightful Challenges - Anything But a Card

Thursday, August 15, 2013


This is "Cinderella" from the Princess Mermaid Collection at Pixie Dust Studio. Shell punch is MS.
Ribbon is from Hobby Lobby. I pulled some threads though the center of the ribbon to gather it and then hot glued it in place. Stickles were added for accent. Pearls and flower are "Recollections" from Michael's. CS is Bazzill. DP is from my extensive stash.
Stop by tomorrow for a final peek of the Princess Mermaid collection. I saved the best for last!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Snow White

Today, I would like to introduce you to "Snow White" from the Princess Mermaid collection at Pixie Dust Studio.
I found the anchor when I googled Clip Art. It made the perfect seating arrangement for Snow White! I drew the little fish and cut it out. Patterned CS is from K and Company. Pop dots give dimensions to the characters.
Stop by tomorrow for more peeks at the Princess Mermaid Collection.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Belle of the Ball!

This is Belle from the Princess Mermaid Collection at Pixie Dust Studio.

  Belle is available for purchase now in the Pixie Dust Studio! You can also find precolored images suitable for many crafting needs. 
 Some lovely boutique items, including jewelery, are available on FB in the Pixie Dust Studio Boutique
Hop on over and take a look around!
Stop by my blog tomorrow for more peeks at the Princess Mermaid Collection.
Coral and shell are from SVG Cuts, the Wet 'n Wild collection.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Rapunzel Mermaid

Meet Rapunzel from the Princess Mermaid Collection. Isn't she gorgeous? I was thrilled when Kathy sent me this collection to play with!
  Rapunzel is available for purchase now in the Pixie Dust Studio! You can also find precolored images suitable for many crafting needs. 
 Some lovely boutique items, including jewelery,are available on FB in the Pixie Dust Studio Boutique
Hop on over and take a look around!
Stop by my blog tomorrow for more peeks at the Princess Mermaid Collection.
Card Deets
CS is Bazzil, ribbon is from Hobby Lobby, Punches are MS, rhinestones and flower are from Michael's,  and DP is from my very old stash.
 Crafty Creations Challenges - texture
Cute Card Thursday - Die-ing to Punch

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Sleeping Beauty Mermaid

This image is Sleeping Beauty Mermaid from the Princess Mermaid Collection at Pixie Dust Studio. CS is Bazzil, and designer CS is from K and Company, Stickles, embossing folder. Shells are a SVG file from the Wet 'n Wild kit available at SVG Cuts
Stop by the Pixie Dust Studio and see what else is new! Join the fan club on FB!
Top Tip
Here is my tip for Top Tip Tuesday:
Tired of the expense of buying new mats for your Cricut? Wish there was a less expensive alternative? Well there is!
Painter's tape
Making Memories "Slice" Repositional Spray adhesive

   Place Painter's tape around edges of mat. Painter's tape is widely available at paint stores, hardware stores, and Walmart.  (The tape prevents sticky buildup adhering to the rollers on your machine.)

 Spray a light coat of repositional spray over mat. (This step is best done outdoors)

Remove tape, and mat is ready to use.
Making Memories "Slice" Repositional Spray is sometimes available at Archiver's. You can also order it on Amazon.
I saw the spray at Archiver's and thought I would give it a try. I'm so glad I did! It has saved me a lot of money!

Top Tip Tuesday- Embossing 

Pixie Dust Digis Are Back!

The Pixie Dust Studio had not been selling digis for a while, but now they are back! Kathy has a new line of Princess Mermaids! This is Ariel Mermaid, and she is available for purchase now in the Pixie Dust Studio! You can also find precolored images suitable for many crafting needs. 
 Some lovely boutique items, including jewelery,are available on FB in the Pixie Dust Studio Boutique
Hop on over and take a look around!
Stop by my blog tomorrow for more peeks at the Princess Mermaid Collection.
Card Deets
Patterned CS is from K and Company. Mesh ribbon is from Hobby Lobby. Orang Stickles accents. Ariel's Crabby Little Friend is a SVG file from the Wet 'n Wild kit available at SVG Cuts.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Happy Birthday!

Happy birthday to my brother in law! He is an amazing cook! He once made a four cheese macaroni dish that was truly gourmet! 
The image is from Shirley's 2 Girls. Digital DP is My Time Made Easy.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Let's Go Camping!

....I said NEVER! The only way I would consider going camping would be in an RV. 
I have too many allergies. Right now I have a poison ivy rash on my wrist, and I have no idea how I got it. Hubs does all of the yard work, and he recently removed some poison ivy from a tree in our yard. Some of the oil from the ivy must have gotten on his clothes, and I came into contact with it. That's my guess on how I broke out in a rash.

Isn't this Vintage Camping Lantern adorable! It looks so real! Don't you just LOVE the little vellum moths!

Here is a picture of the back. I put a LED tea light candle in the opening, (2 for $1 at the Dollar Tree).
You can find this lantern at SVG Cuts. It's from the Camp Smore kit.
I leave you now with one more thought on camping from that was posted on FB
"Camping is fun if you like to pretend you're homeless"

Friday, July 5, 2013

Up, Up, and Away!

My daughter received some curtain valances as a baby shower gift, but she didn't have enough for every window in my grandaughter's room. So she asked me if I would make another valance for her.

The top curtain is store bought. The bottom one is my version. I was lucky to find material that matched at Hancock Fabrics.

Fast forward a year later, and I made a coordinating hot air balloon to hang from the ceiling in my grandaughter's bedroom.

I couldn't resist giving it a test run outside!  :)
The pattern is from SVG Cuts, the High Skies kit.

I also made a clock (Yes, it really works!) for my daughter. It's from the Maison de Madeline kit. Mary has made a video that shows you how to put it together. I changed the design a little. I just LOVE how it turned out! Can you believe it's made out of paper?
Check out the SVG Cuts Shop to see all of the amazing projects you can purchase and Freebies!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy Fourth of July.......

to all of our American Friends!
I have a group of friends, and we call ourselves "The Flip Flop Girls". We try to meet at least once a month.

I wanted to make something special for them, and this what I came up with.

Each box is filled with large, puffy, melt in your mouth peppermint stripe balls.

The boxes were quick and easy to put together. I cut them out with my Cricut and SCAL2. The files are from SVG Cuts. The star boxes are from the Vintage Paper Rosettes kit. The decorative stars on the boxes are from the Stars and Stripes kit. The DP CS is from Archiver's. They had such an amazing selection of Patriotic paper, that it was hard to choose, but I managed! LOL
Hope you are enjoying the holiday!

 Just had to share a picture of my youngest grandaughter wearing her Fourth of July outfit.

Here is a close up of the headband that I made for her. She really doesn't like anything on her head.
I distracted her with a toy and slipped the headband on. Then I quickly snapped a pic before she realized she had something on her head and pulled it off. What a sneaky Nana I am!!!

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Rodeo Girl!

As you know I am in LOVE with SVG Cuts! I made a cowboy boot for my grandson, and my daughter asked that I make a "Girly" boot for my grandaughter. I decided that a boot turned into a lamp would be perfect! This is what I came up with! There is a cut out in the back where a battery operated candle can be placed, so the lamp actually lights up!
The entire lamp and decorations (with the exception of the lace border) were made using kits from SVG Cuts. The lace border is a MS punch.

The DP CS that I used for the lamp is "Rodeo Girl" (The Paper Studio) from Hobby Lobby. Here is a closeup of the shade. The lamp shade and base are from the Maison de Madeline kit. The shade was enlarged for aesthetic reasons to balance out the proportions of the other elements, but the basic shape of the lamp was not changed. The kit comes with fleur de lis shapes to place over the vellum cutouts in the shade. I changed the shapes to circles to match the wagon wheels. The wheels are gears from the clock in the Maison de Madeline kit. I cut off the edges of the gears to turn them into wagon wheels. The large flowers are from the Summer Holiday kit. The smaller flowers in the center are from Mom's Garden Gifts kit. Small rhinestones were placed in the center of each flower. 

I'm really pleased with how the add ons to the base of the lamp turned out. The boot is from the Happy Trails kit.

I altered the original boot design by adding a strap across the front, a spur, and a flower on each side. The flowers are the same as the ones on the lamp. A smaller version of the gear was used on the spur, and the wagon wheel is a smaller version of the wheel on the lampshade. The spur and wheel were given dimension by layering several pieces of cardstock from The Paper Studio.

The bottom portion of the lamp is a small suitcase from the Summer Holiday kit. I LOVE the details that Mary included when she designed this item. It has corner protectors, a unique handle, and a small luggage tag. I placed a small piece of DP with a horseshoe in the center of the tag. The small flowers on the handle are the same as the ones set in the center of the large flowers.

Although it's not attached to the lamp, I just had to add a star box to complete the arrangement. The box is from the Vintage Paper Rosettes kit. I made the "Rodeo Girl" button by layering CS and cutting out one of the paper designs included in the CS pad.

This lamp was so much fun to design! I can hardly wait to give it to my grandaughter!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Five More Lamps!

I think this is my favorite kit so far from SVG Cuts!
I made five of these lamps as gifts for my sisters and sisters-in-law for Easter.

It's from Maison de Madeline. There is also a clock pattern. Yes, a clock you can make that actually works! The instructions for all five projects included in the kit are on a video at Follow the live link HERE, and scroll down to the bottom of the page.
Mary will also have a new kit out for Mother's Day this weekend. Can't wait to see it!

Monday, March 25, 2013

A Victorian Kinda Day

Isn't this lamp adorable! I am in LOVE! Would you believe it's made entirely out of paper?
I purchased the template at Actually it was free because they always have a special when a new template is introduced. Spend $9.98 or more and receive the new template FREE. Use the code FREEGIFT.
This new kit is Maison de Madeline, and it's free with purchase through Thursday. The kit comes with additional projects too: a card, two boxes, and a clock pattern. There is even a video on the website that shows you how to assemble the projects step by step!

The ribbon is Celebrate It from Michael's. The flower is Recollections also from Michael's. I found it in the clearance section in a package of six for $2.49. The tag was purchased at Archiver's (Graphic 45 Once Upon a Springtime collection). I used a 30% off coupon for the sheet.

The shade and base of the lamp was made using DCWV The Garden Tea Party stack, on sale at Michael's for $11.99, PLUS I had a 20% off coupon on top of that! I also used additional DP from the stack to cut the ribbon and lace. The lace is a MS punch. Vellum was placed underneath the fleur de lis, and luckily I had some in my stash. If you don't want this shape on your shade, you can choose another, or have no shape at all: just a plain shade.

 Then I made a trip to the Dollar Tree to purchase a bag of clear glass pebbles to weight the base so the lamp wouldn't fall over. ( I used 12 glass pebbles.) The back of the shade has an opening and a base to place a battery operated tea light on. I found some at the Dollar Tree: two in a pack.
I put the whole thing together in about two hours while I watched TV. 
I plan to make more of these adorable lamps. I think they will make great gifts! In case you are wondering, I am not on the SVG Cuts DT. I just LOVE their products!

Monday, March 18, 2013

An Egg-citing Spring!

Just had to share my latest creations that I made using SVG Cuts files!
 I call these Art D-egg-O. I like the colors and charms on the black eggs especially.

Frilly Girly Eggs

Eggs for the grandkids. The one in the center is for my grandson. I didn't want it to look too girly.
This file is from the Poplar Street Tulips collection.
So fun and easy to put together and decorate! Buy two collections and you can receive the newest collection, High Skies, FREE with the code FREEGIFT.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

My New Love!

Since all of my DT 's have moved on to bigger and better adventures, I have discovered a new LOVE!
SVG Cuts!
Here's what I made for St. Patrick's Day.

Hats made from the New Year's kit.


Another CloseUp. So easy and fun to decorate with glitter CS, Buttons, sequins, ribbons, pearls, and flowers.

 Of course, You must have a Pot of Gold to celebrate! The file is the cauldron from Party on Elm Street. The pot is filled with gold: Butterfinger candy bars and Werther's Butterscotch candies.... YUMMMMM!

 These goodies are being shipped to my daughter and grandkids. I found the cute little dish towels at Target. Just Perfect for the holiday!
You can find the kits I used at SVG Cuts. You'll find Specials, Gifts with Purchase, and Freebies.
Check it out, and "Like" them on FB.
25% Off sale going on now! Code is SPRING2013