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Sunday, January 30, 2011

Angel Wings Free SVG file

Download SVG HERE

Friends and Coffee Card

I decided to try a card challenge over at Case Challenge Blog
and here is my entry =D 

Papers used are from Flair Designs
Little Brown flowers are Bazzill
Brads in center of flowers from Bobunny
2" scallop circle punch was used and the outer
scallop circle was cut from the Accent Essentials Cricut Cartridge.

you can see the details of this
challenge HERE 

Here is the layout of the card for inspiration on their challenge:

Angel Thinking of You Card

This card was made for a very special family friend 
and I wanted to share it. I found an image
of Belle and then made my own dress for her.
The wings I created a cut file for that I will
share in another post later today. 
Flowers are Prima
Ribbon is Making Memories
Thinking of you title was cut from the Calligraphy
Cricut Cartridge
Paper used is the Fancy Pants Happy Together line

Saturday, January 29, 2011

My First Birthday Title Free SVG

Download SCUT file here

Download SVG file here

Blue's Clues Free Svg Files

Download SVG Blue Here

Download SCUT Blue Here

Download SVG Salt n Pepper Here

Download SVG Shovel and Pail Here

Blue's Clues Birthday Layout

Another Scrapbook challenge is getting me into gear =D
 finished a layout for my son's first birthday (he is now 3) 
that was a Blue Clue's theme. I made a cutting file for the 
paper piecings of Blue, Salt and Pepper, the title and the 
funky scallop border. I plan to post these files later this 
evening as a free download. 

This challenge was entered in Cooking with the Cricut Challenge # 15
check it out HERE
The layout sketch for this challenge was this:

It has to be a birthday theme and use Peachy Keen stamps so here
is my take on the sketch (I used the Peachy keen stamp on the cloud)

Close up of page 1

Close up of page 2

Friday, January 28, 2011

Ladybug with Umbrella Cutting file

Here it is my little ladybug with umbrella and a stitched ribbon frame
mini cutting file collection for purchase $2.00 right HERE  After clicking on the "pay now" button you will be taken to a new screen.  If you click on the "complete purchase" button you will be directed straight to your download links. The file contains DXF, GSD, SVG, SCAL and you will receive a Jpeg image of the completed piece.

Valentine's Card Love Bug Challenge

Here is another "Love Bug" Valentines card =D this one I made for 
the Love Bug challenge over at the Creative Cutter Room check
out the details HERE

The ribbon frame, ladybug and umbrella were designed by me and
made into a cut file (I plan to list these cut files as a little collection
today in my store) for $1.99 if you are interested.

Happy Creating!!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Carving Pumpkins Layout Sketch Challenge #5 LSHD

Here is my entry for the Challenge over at LSHD
I'm so glad to start entering into challenges because
I'm finally getting inspired to finish up my
stack of "scrap layout ideas" lol! I still have so many of my 
boys baby pictures left to scrap. Here is little Ian this past
Halloween 2010.

Here is the sketch:

The paper piecing of the little bear in pumpkin costume is 
her design at Little Scraps of Heaven to check
it out and her challenge go click here

Happy Creating!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Valetine's Love Bugs Card

Ok so I had a goal of doing 3 scrapbook layouts
today and well I kept getting ready to get
ready and I just ended up with one card lol!

It was more fun today "making a memory" with
my boys and having an blast making things with them today...
than actually "creating a memory"

Entered this at the challenge over at two scraptastic gals
take a look at the details HERE

Happy Creating everyone!

My boys and The Creation Station

My son Jayden didn't have school today and it was a rainy day 
here in the Northwest...surprised? =D So I brought my boys 
to this place close to our home called "Creation Station" I heard 
that it was a fun place to  bring your kids. The cost is around 7 dollars
per child and you get 2 hours to create with what ever you want 
and make what ever you want and you can take your creation home.
 This place is a crafter's dream lol! 

They have barrels and barrels of materials
from plastic bottles, tubes, fabric, stickers and buttons etc. What a great concept!

There was even 
a station for die cutting for mommy =D We had a blast! 

This weeks Michael's Coupon

Valentine's Conversation Heart...Make Your Own for a Page or Card

Thanks to Denise Scrapbooking room she created this
awesome conversation heart cutting file....check it out on her blog
and you can download it there...check it out HERE

Friday, January 21, 2011

My Favorite Sweet Valentine Layout

This layout is entered in the Fantabulous Cricut Blog for the Sweet Challenge
check it out HERE you have until this Sunday to put
in your entry. 
I also entered this layout over at Card Creations and More Challenge 
you can take a peek here and the challenge
there ends Jan. 24th

The layout is using Sweet Treats
Cricut Cartridge. Here on my layout I used the cake and ice cream sundae from the cart. The sundae
on the left page is my original artwork piecing. I've used embossing products to make the
ice cream look like you can actually eat it! =D Looks Yummy right?
The paper used for this
layout and the stickers are from Rusty Pickle

Happy Creating!

How Do I love Thee Valentines Layout

Entered this layout for the Cooking with the Cricut

Challenge #13–3 Flowers

Flowers were made from cutting files on my cricut

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Elegant Swirl Heart Free Svg Cutting File

take a look at the blog Images by Heather for this free beautiful heart download 

Spaghetti Bolognese Recipe

I actually have always HATED spaghetti my entire life. This recipe had a twist to the ordinary spaghetti so I said "why not give it a try." My son's don't like the taste of meat so I was hesitant to give them a portion and made them a toasted cheese sandwich as the back up lol! OMG this was actually a HIT for all of us!
My boys never ask for seconds and they were asking for THIRDS can you believe that? I mean dinner
time with my boys is the most stressful event of my day...they are soo picky and I spend
so much time and effort trying to cook them a healthy homemade meal and
they don't eat it. WELL!! This recipe is definitely a keeper and if you have picky
little eaters you will love this one! 

Ingredients all purchased at Costco:

  • 6 oz. bacon slices, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 1/2 tsp. kosher salt, plus more, to taste
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 lb. ground organic beef
  • 6 oz. tomato paste
  • 1 cup organic milk
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese,
      plus more for serving
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 lb. spaghetti, cooked, water reserved


In the stovetop-safe insert of a slow cooker over medium-high heat, cook the bacon until crisp, 7 to 10 minutes. Spoon off all but 1 Tbs. of the fat. Add the onion and 1/2 tsp. of the salt and cook until tender, 5 to 7 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add the ground beef and the remaining 1 tsp. salt and cook, stirring occasionally, until the beef is no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Stir in the tomato paste, milk and the 1/3 cup cheese.

Place the insert on the slow-cooker base. Cover and cook on low according to the manufacturers instructions until the sauce thickens, about 3 hours. Skim the fat off the sauce. Adjust the seasonings with salt and pepper.

Add the cooked spaghetti to the sauce along with enough pasta-cooking water to loosen the sauce and toss to combine. Transfer to individual bowls and sprinkle with cheese. Serve immediately. Serves 6 to 8.

Whats on your table tonight?

Grow Old Along with Me Layout LSHD Challenge #4

This is my first submission for a sketch challenge over at Little Scraps of Heaven Designs =D Take a peek at the sketch for challenge #4 here
Here is the recipe for this layout:

Papers used: Fancy Pants Hot Chocolate
Chipboard letters, clocks and hearts from Heidi Swapp
Swirls were used with a Sizzix large die
Flowers are from HOTP
Brads are Making Memories
Paper ribbon is from K and Company
Paper piecing design is Little Scraps of Heaven

Happy Creating Everyone!

Nested Scallop Heart Free Svg file

Download svg file here

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Skunk Valentine Cutting Files

Pattern comes in svg, gsd, ai, and jpeg format

A skunk with a scallop heart with the letter u . 

$2.00 purchase  HERE

Did you know you don't have to wait for an email to download your patterns?  After clicking on the "pay now" button you will be taken to a new screen.  If you click on the "complete purchase" button you will be directed straight to your download links.

Polska Kielbasa Sausage Tortellini Soup for Dinner!

1 package link of Polska Kielbasa any variety
1 cup chopped onions
2 cloves garlic, minced
5 cups beef stock (made from organic bouillon
from jar pictured...purchased at Costco)
1/3 cup water
1/2 cup red wine
4 tomatoes - peeled, seeded and
1 cup chopped carrots
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1 cup tomato sauce
1 zucchini, chopped
1 package of cheese tortellini (purchased at Costco and shown in picture above)
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
for topping
1.Place the sausage in a large pot over medium high heat and saute for 10 minutes, or until well browned. Drain the fat except for about 1 tablespoon, add the onions and garlic and saute for 5 more minutes.
2.Next add the beef stock, water, wine, tomatoes, carrots, basil, oregano and tomato sauce. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes, skimming any fat that may surface.
3.Add the zucchini, tortellini, green bell pepper and parsley to taste. Simmer for 10 minutes, or until tortellini is fully cooked. Pour into individual bowls and garnish with the cheese.

Today's Michael's Coupon for January 15, 2011

Friday, January 14, 2011

Brothers and Friends Title Free Svg

download svg here

Brothers and Friends till the end layout + FREE SVG

Paper used: Basic Grey and K an Company
Flowers: Bazzil paper flowers in French Vanilla I used large and the medium sized ones and the red flower in center is K and Company's new Valentine release Fabric Art
Ink: I inked the large flowers with Dew Drops memento ink in Parish Dusk
Heart punch by Martha Stewart
Bronze glitter dots by Gitter Dome
Leaf/brand punch

note: I will be posting later this evening the svg title cuts for the Brothers and Friends...stay tuned! Happy Creating!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Snow Much Fun with Polar Bears Layout

I love polar bears! Guess I love all animals in white...white tigers, seals, bunnies, kitties and polar bears =D This was a fun challenge over at
cooking with the cricut. Glittermania is the theme challenge this week! I used  glitter paper from the DCWV holiday paper pack, sequin flowers, clear glitter flatback snowflake buttons and glitter leaves that I found at Michaels.

YAY this layout won in the challenge at Cooking with the cricut Here
Thank you everyone for the wonderful comments!!!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Christmas Vintage Victorian Scrapbook layout pages

Winter Penguin scrapbook layout

YAY!! So excited I won with this layout as the Top Chef at the
 Cooking with the Cricut right here Thank you everyone for
your wonderful comments!!

Winter Penguin with Igloo Cutting File Collection

Did you know you don't have to wait for an email to download your patterns?  After clicking on the "pay now" button you will be taken to a new screen.  If you click on the "complete purchase" button you will be directed straight to your download links.

Pattern comes in scal, svg, gsd, DXF, and jpeg formats. 

you can purchase this file HERE