Sunday, October 5, 2014

SVG Cutting Files: Birthday Card Challenge #2

I could not pass up a fun challenge, so when I saw the free files for the birthday challenge I squealed! In order to get Candace's Indiana Jones free file, you needed to submit a second birthday card. Candace's card with Indiana Jones was sssssssssssssuper cute! 

Oh how I long to have skills like the SVG Cutting Files Design Team when I make cards and such! 

My second submission is for my other best friend (we go way back too, back to 1988). Shannan's birthday is on Halloween and I always make her a Halloween Birthday card. This year is no different. We have been vampire lovers since the 1992 movie Bram Stoker's Dracula (maybe before that for her since she's the reader). I chose the Vampire Fangs and welded it into a card, used Glossy Accents for the dripping blood (it's hard to see) and again I used the Silhouette Pen Holder to write the sentiment, "HAVE A FANGTASTIC BIRTHDAY" using the Biker Bones font. 


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SVG Cutting Files: Birthday Card Challenge #1

So it's been a while since I posted, because I'm back in school. Who can resist such an easy challenge at SVG Cutting Files? This month, until October 14, you can submit your birthday card with one of their store bought files (NO HOP FREEBIES) and you can earn the fabulous Chibi Princess Leia that Michelle made. 

She has some amazing talents! So my first submission is the Bag of Chips Slider Card. This card will go to my long time friend (we go way back to 1979) Tracy who is a famous floral designer in Chicago, IL. If you want quality floral designs check out her site, Elegant Blooms.  Normally I would make her a floral card, but she just age and she looks amazing! So I chose the Bag of Chips Slider card and the Jaded Blossom Funny Valentine Sentiment Set.

My mom recently purchased the Silhouette Pen Holder and I tried it out for the first time with a red PaperMate Flair pen using the AR Christy font. I haven't figured out how to shade in the font yet, but I still like the way it turned out. :) Happy Belated Birthday Tracy!

Monday, August 18, 2014

SVG Cutting Files: Anything with Fall Colors Challenge

Holy moly! I can't believe I just finished all three summer sessions at UNLV! I get a week off to make cards! I must get Madison and I ready to go back to school next week.

I am super excited for SVG Cutting Files Best Friends Forever Blog Hop! I knew immediately what I wanted to do or a card for the challenge and get those cute Guardians of the Galaxy - Groot and Rocket! 

Fall is my favorite season because of Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte! Also sweaters, boots...etc.

So here's my card for the challenge...I used Candace Cats 2 from the Facebook Stickers Hop and the Fancy Chunky card base and inserts. 
The inside reads: Guess what season is almost here? Pumpkin Spice Latte Season! Yippee!

Friday, April 4, 2014

SVG Cutting Files PURPLE Monthly Challenge - Card #2

I found this file in the SVG Cutting Files store and thought I might use it some day. Someone special in my life is expecting child #2 but has not announced it to the world, hence my discreteness. I'm waiting for my BFF to tell me she's pregnant with her #2 also....but I haven't heard from her lately...hmmmm. I digress, I am elated for her. Made this out of purple paper not even thinking about the PURPLE challenge, so I'm submitting my second project! Yippee! Come back soon for more projects! 

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Have a GROOVY Birthday!

I was surfing for free cut files the other day and came across this cute VW Bus. My friend Denise's birthday is tomorrow so her card will be late. I did red polka dots because it reminded me of Minnie Mouse's dress and she's a HUGE Disney fan! I rushed myself so much I forgot to sign the card and I wanted to add Mickey ears to the VW circle. C'est la vie! Have a Disney Day! Thx, Jen

Monday, March 31, 2014

Deepest Thanks!

My godparents sent me a belated birthday card and to my surprise there was a $15 Starbucks gift card for me. I was pleasantly surprised as I have not received a gift from them since I was a child. So I whipped up a quick thank you card for them. First I'd like to thank Kate from Small Bits of Paper for her awesome tutorial on cutting your Cricut files. (the ones you own, for integrity purposes). You can find it here - Kate's Video! Thanks for stoppin' by!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Happy 30th Smurfday!

Warm Greetings! Today I finally got my calendar for 2014 up on the wall with all the birthdays and anniversaries written down. I know, March is almost over; I missed a few birthdays but got some important ones and noted who will be how old. My main goal is to at least acknowledge those with milestone birthdays. Lately I have been practicing tracing coloring pages with the Cameo and I am loving it! Some of my cuts were not as clean as I wanted but it's handmade, right? Still way better than a Hallmark card, IMHO. After filling in birthdays for March I discovered that my daughter's former children's worship ministry intern was turning the BIG 3-0 on Friday. As I was a tween/teen in the 80's I just had to do a card from that era for Hillary. I know the Smurfs were quite the pop icon way back when and I'm hoping that she will be surprised and love the card I made for her. Thanks for stoppin' by!