Thursday, March 31, 2016

Silhouette Challenge #36~A Grateful Heart... a thankful heart. I found this white glass frame on the clearance rack at Michael's. I couldn't find anything wrong with it so I bought it knowing I would do some vinyl work with it!

Silhouette Challenge #36-Anything Vinyl

 The pink vinyl is actually sparkly vinyl. 

I find vinyl can be used on several different surfaces. Picture frames to make a statement, cards, cups, shirts, vehicles, etc. Enter your project at:

Big news!

Well Sugar Beans, I am no longer a guest designer for SVG Attic. That is right, my reign from being a part of their guest designers is no longer. However, they have asked me to stay on as part of their I-Team, Inspirational Team.

What this means is, I am a full time designer for SVG Attic now! I am so excited. This is a huge honor to be able to work with such a great team. Below is a recap of a smaller portion of projects I have done from before I was a guest designer to now.

I am back on their blog on the 6th with my first I-Team project!

SVG Attic files:

 This little teachers desk is just adorable. 

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Paper Play Sketches #4

I really am becoming addicted to the challenges I keep finding! I like to be challenged, keeps me on my toes!

This weeks Paper Play Sketches inspiration made me think of a teacher! With a teacher there's always a clipboard and a thanks needed!

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Friday, March 25, 2016

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Spring Birthday

My husband's aunts birthday is today. I set out to make a fun and happy birthday card. My husband said it was to complex so I had to make a different one! 

I will let you be the judge! The pink one is the first card and the purple one is the second card I made for her! 

 For this card, I used DCWV's 'Confetti' stack, which I LOVE and KaDoodle Bug Designs Birthday cake cutie from their Shoptastic Cuties series. 

 For the second card, I used a simple base file for the card I found on Silhouette Design Store's website. I decided that DCWV's rolled flowers (purple) and Garden Charm stacks were perfect for this card.
Materials Used: 
Silhouette Cameo
Silhouette Design Store
DCWV DIY Project Stack 'Rolled Flowers', Confetti, and Garden Charm stacks
KaDoodle Bug Design Files:
Scotch ATG Gun
Aleene's Tacky Glue
Craftwell eBrush

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Monday, March 21, 2016

FOUR ring circus!

I had a request for a thank you card for someone taking care of someone else's children. I asked if there was any particular theme or color needed or if it was designers choice. Designers choice! My favorite kind of order to fulfill.

I used to run an in home daycare so when I think of watching other kids, I relate it to the circus! Monkey's, lions, fire, elephants, balls, stars, the whole works. So I set to Pinterest for some inspiration.

I liked the base of these cards so I went with them!

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Hopping in the garden! Sunny Day Crafting Challenge #3

Hello Sugar Beans! Today, March 20, 2016, is a new challenge week for Sunny Day Crafting. You have two weeks to upload your entry to win a prize! 

Challenge #3 is a cute wittle bunny. I used to have a bunny, Spots, when I was a child so I kinda went all out on this challenge.

As soon as I saw the bunny with a flower, I knew exactly what I was going to do for this challenge!

Thursday, March 17, 2016

VW Camper Van

Well, this relatively "easy" project turned into an all day project! I purchased this 3D file with the intention of filling it with candy. Little did I know, that despite what the photo of the project depicted, it couldn't hold candy. Or anything!

So I set to work to modify the file for what I needed. It is far from perfect, but it works!

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Friday, March 11, 2016

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Champion of Hearts

Boxer dogs, what can I say. If you have owned a boxer, you know what I am talking about! We have had two, our eldest girl past away two years ago. Boy do we still miss her.

Our other girl, Seaka, is 10-years-old. Which means our time is limited. Although, you would never really know she is an elderly dog! She still has a heart of gold and the mind of a pup.

Boxers are known for being great family dogs. They can decipher between playing with an adult versus a child. Seaka Raei is one of the kindest and gentlest dogs to our two children, always has been. She loves them to pieces, yet protects them when it is needed.

So this new card goes out to our Heffalump. She is the champion of our hearts for sure!

Rustic Baby Boy

Oh finally away from the pink! Part of the reason why I purchased this stack (DCWV Happy Day) of paper was specifically to do baby cards and I love that it is applicable to either sex.

For this card, I did more customization on it rather than using any one specific SVG file.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Stand Under My Umbrella

Spring is upon us in the Inland Northwest. Birds are chirping, flowers are popping up, Mother Nature is menopausal rains one second and shines the next, and the solicitors who try to say they are not soliciting are knocking at the door!

For this card, I was asked to use an umbrella with the sentiment. Now I could've just done the two of those and left it alone, but what fun is in that?!

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Baby Girl

It must be baby season! Which gives me the great opportunity to use chicken wire with my rustic baby cards, so no complaints here.

For this baby card, I steered away from the rustic deer theme and went with a more shabby chic baby girl style.

Monday, March 7, 2016

It's your birthday, pig out! Sunny Day Crafting Challenge #2

I have been accepted to another design team, Sunny Day Crafting. Now what I LOVE about this new team is that every two weeks we host a challenge. The crafty person in you can use any part of the challenge photo. Color, subject, animal, etc. The best part is, the project does not have to be a card. It can be whatever you want! 

This week's challenge picture is this oh so cute Piglet! 

To see other design team inspirational photos and enter your challenge project, please visit 

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Birds and the Trees

While looking at blogs, I came across Sunny Day Crafting's (link at bottom of page) challenge page. I saw the birds as the last challenge picture and I just knew I needed to make something.

One of my favorite trees in the yard is starting to get little buds on it! Since the cherry blossom tree only blooms for a brief period, I decided to make a model of it!

Tuesday, March 1, 2016