Sunday, September 30, 2012

It feels good to help out!

SVG CUTS's newest kit, Gimme Candy Boxes SVG Kit, has had me cut'n and a glu'n since I bought it Friday.

I have made a few in the traditional Halloween theme boxes but for the most part I have been making them out of paper from the mambi pack by "me & my Big ideas" I bought at Michael's and AC Moore. My good friend Carol Landers is holding a fund raiser for Breast Cancer Awareness October 6th during the homecoming activities for the  Sandston Jets Football Association.

Below is a small sample of how the boxes look in Pink and I would have posted more but they have already been delivered to Carol for filling with an assortment of candy. Hopefully you can get an idea of versatile these boxes are.


The last fund raiser Carol hosted she used gift bags I made from Betty's Bags and Boxes II SVG Collection and the mambi paper to dress up her cookie baggies and requested more if possible for this fund raiser. The cookies in the gift bags went fast!

To add a little variety I also cut out a few of the lacy cubes from the One-Piece Boxes SVG Kit that I modified using the free file Awareness Ribbon and added a LED tea light for her table decoration.

I've already bought two more mambi packs to have on hand to make as time permits for her next fund raiser.

Remember Ladies- get your Mammogram if you have not already done so!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Halloween Challenge Entry

SVG Cuts is having a Halloween Challenge.The idea is to make a Halloween project  using only files from selected kits. The kits are:
  • Elmhurst Hollow SVG Kit
  • Midnight Jamboree SVG Kit
  • Party on Elm Street SVG Kit
  • Spooky Silhouettes SVG Collection
  • Hazel's Wicked Witch Crafts SVG Collection
  • Gotchic Flourishes SVG Collection

  • My entry for the challenge is a glass block that holds a silhouette that I created. After cutting out the welded piece I inserted the silhouette into the block along with a printed piece of vellum and some clear lights.
    This was a fun project because I actually got the weld feature to work right and I got the vellum and silhouette into the block without dropping it! I know I will be making more blocks in the future.

    The elements used to make the silhouette are:
     Hazel's Wicked Witch Crafts SVG Collection - Tree and Window frame
    Midnight Jamboree SVG Kit - Moon ,Witch 1, and Happy Cat
    Spooky Silhouettes SVG Collection - Fence, Witch 2 and Haunted House
    Elmhurst Hollow SVG Kit - Bats

    The pattern on the Vellum is from Cosmo Cricket Digital Paper Pack - Matilda - Black Brew.

    Fall's Window

    Fall is in the air! I love the fall season probably more than any of the others. Crisp air, vibrant colors and MUMS. I love MUMS.

    The Fall Window Wall Hanging by Brigit Mann on SVG was the inspiration for this wall hanging that I am going to add to my office. Charlotte's Web by E.B.White was the inspiration for the the welcome sign. Various pieces and parts I made just because they are so cute and easy make up the rest of the window's decorations.

    For my version of Bridgit's project I used the following SVG files on various papers that I have in my stash.

    Sunday, September 23, 2012

    I love Halloween!

    I just finished a project for Halloween that I think will be really neat once I get all my stuff out. I only wished the pictures were better cause it turned out really cute and I figure one of my grandsons will walk off with it once they see it.

     I used the cauldron found in the Party On Elm Street SVG Kit from SVG Cuts to give the witches from the Lemax Halloween collection a little place of its own.

    To add a little light on the decoration I cut out a circle and poked a string of Halloween lights through it here and there, to mute the lights I cut another circle out of frosted vellum. I think it gives it a smoky hue.

    Saturday, September 22, 2012

    Well I did call this site Eclectic. For the past week I have been absorbed into a series of books by Mark Tufo called Zombie Fallout. Yeah I know Zombies. But in all honesty I started reading the first book cause I was bored and it was .99 at Barnes and Nobles-  Nook Books.

    Well what started out as "what the heck" reading turned into a marathon. I just finished book 5 and was hoping there is a book 6. Well there will be October 1st. But I was happy to also see while I looking online was the the TV and movie rights had been bought. OK. I never did get into the Living Dead series nor the one Noah Willey plays in but I think (if done right) I could get into Mike Talbot  and company on the screen. Well off to see if I can find another "why not" book. Happy Reading folks.

    Saturday, September 1, 2012

    An Apple a day!

    Sometimes crafting makes me sad like when I make a file that was created by a very talened artisit but the artist is no longer creating. This is the case of my little apple basket. The file was designed by Jessica Bashaw. Jessica decided to take a creative break a few months ago but you can still purchase her files from Designs on Cloud 9. This file is from the Fall Harvest Favor Box collection. Very quick and easy- it makes the perfect table decoration or Thank You gift.
    Jessica if you are still out there - thanks ! and Designs on Cloud 9 tahnks for keeping her files available.