Friday, August 31, 2012

 I bought this necklace a couple of weeks ago when we were in Green Bay. It's very nice, but I wanted to do something to make it more personal.

I decided to make a charm to go on the necklace. I printed a picture of us at the practice field and cropped it to 1"x1". I picked up the charm holder at Wal-Mart of all places.

For the other side, I cut Chris's "G" file from her Green Bay Packers collection and put it on a piece of yellow cardstock. I added a lobster clasp and a green bead.

I added the charm to the ring with the other charms, and now I have a personalized necklace with a photo from our trip.

You can find Chris and all her wonderful files here. And guess what I saw in her store tonight - the newest QMC! Go check it out!!


Digi-Cutter Files offered in SCUT, GSD, KNK, WPC & AI (SVG) at
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Monday, August 20, 2012

#CD00934 from August grab bag

I used the Fall leaves from Visual Designs by Chris (File #CD00934 which is a part of the August grab bag).  I stamped the leaves with a scripty word stamp using a dark brown ink.  The sponged the edges with some tea dye ink from Tim Holtz.  Pop dotted the leaves and added a little bling from Michael's.  Layed some other die cut leaves that I had in my Fall/Halloween/Thanksgiving bin.   Used a Bazzill sewing template and crochet thread to create the blowing of the leaves.  A McGill punch for the tab.  Handwrote the title "Thanksgiving 2011" with a micron pen.  Patterned paper is Paper Studio.  Added a little ummmpphh with layering a Tim Holtz die cut.  I had created the little note cards and had everyone write what they were thankful for. 

~Angie~ (Missouri)
~I am blessed!!~

Card using CD00750

I created this card as a thank you for some friend's who let us use their Lake house for vacation a few weeks ago.  The cutter file was perfect (#CD00750 from Visual Designs by Chris).  Pretty simple, just added jute rope for a rustic look. 

~Angie~ (Missouri)
~I am blessed!!~

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

August 2012 Grab Bag layouts

Chris and members of the More team at Visual Designs by Chris have a wonderful Grab Bag available this month for the great price of $7.00US .

Click on the preview to take you to the Store for this great deal. 

As a member of Chris's CT I have the privilege of working with her fantastic personal cutter files (KNK Zing   and Maxx, Cricut, Silhouette, etc) only I work with them digitally. This way I get to combine my digital scrap-booking work with personal cutter files which I can use digitally as well or mix up the two for hybrid projects. In this instance I took all of the files Chris sent me and used them digitally on my pages. I add textures and styles to the cutter files to give them added dimension, and they work perfectly.

These files are all in this months Grab Bag, so don't miss it! These are just a small sampling of the files the Bag contains. Plus, there is an Early Bird file available for quick purchases, but only for a short time.

Firstly I used CD00934 - Autumn. My favourite time of the year. The Word Art is actually a personal cutter file that I have added textures and styles to. I created this layout in Photoshop CS5.

Credits:  CD00934 - Autumn; cshneider-seq5to8S2-pg2;   wlop - Vivaldi; APD_Mystic Springs; aprilisa_Built Boy Tough; armina - April; BellaGypsy - GoOutside.

Second layout uses CD00935-Happy Halloween. In this layout the title "Happy Halloween", the Witch and the Moon are the personal cutter files. Once again I have played with them in PSCS5 and this is the result.

Credits: Shappy Princess-Holiday Sampler-Halloween; image from Internet; CD00935-Happy Halloween. 

My third layout uses CD00936 - Got Mud. The title and the ATV Quad bike are the personal cutter files in this layout. As we don't have a quad bike, the pictures for this layout came from the internet.

Credits: cap_goteam_template2; CD00936 - Got Mud; GDS_Collab_Jun12_Mr Adventurous.

My last layout uses CD00938 - Fish Fish. My hubby and my eldest love fishing, actually the youngest likes fishing too, it just isn't always practical to take him along for a day long trip. The "chipboard" boy holding his catch and the title are the personal cutter files on this layout. They look great don't they!

Credits: CD00938 - Fish Fish; GDS - Collab-0609_Catch Of The Day; cap_KeepItEven_Template 3

As you can see, personal cutter file description doesn't preclude you from using your files digitally if you wish. Sometimes, you just want to put a layout together quickly and not have to get out the card, paper and so on. Digi is sometimes the better way to go.... but unlike digital scrapbooking files, you always have the option of cutting them out on your personal cutter as well!!

Have a wonderful day wherever you are! Cheers, caz

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