Saturday, October 30, 2010

Autumn Blessings wood block and pumpkin svg

Today I'm making wood blocks with vinyl on them.  I started with an 8ft piece from lowes (about $3), had my brother cut it into 10 inch pieces, painted it with acrylic, then sanded/distressed it, then added vinyl and some raffia.  The font is Segoe Script and the pumpkin I drew in inkscape.  I'm attaching it below as today's freebie, it actually has two pumpkins, a layered and the cut out style.  Thanks for looking

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Friday, October 29, 2010

And a couple more tiles done with my cricut

Just a few more, I promise, then I'll move on (I have the scrapping bug but I have to get some of these done for a small in home craft show).  So the first is done with lacy labels and Straight from the nest and the second is lacy labels and Joys of the Season.  Thanks for looking!   And buy the way, oh my crafts has their vinyl on sale right now, super good price and free ship if you spend $50  A few other items may have slipped into my cart while I was buying vinyl, so you can bet I hit the free ship, be sure to check out their cuttlebug sale too!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Design Studio search - I learned something new today!

So many times I'll do a search for an image, but then when I click on the cart I can't tell which button it is (partly because they show so stinkin' small on screen).  Today when I was searching I accidentally clicked the arrow button right next to the word Keywords, and do you know what happens.....the key with that item gets highlighted, WOW!  Its probably been able to do that all along and I just didn't know, or maybe its an update, either way....WOO HOO!  I know you can also search on, but this way works for me-even better now.  Just had to case someone else out there didn't know either.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Give Thanks and BELIEVE gift tiles

Todays tile was Thanksgiving themed.  The font is Champignon and is just beautiful, you can download it from on  The wheat I drew in inkscape.  I also have a Christmas one I did yesterday, the font is from Winter Wonderland and the sleigh is from Christmas.  These are both 6x6 tiles.  I see on another tile that someone asked how to drill the holes.  There is a special bit you buy for your drill for ceramic tiles-I bought mine at Lowes for $10ish, just snap it into your drill and away you go!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Stocking Feet Only Please holiday tile

Here is my Sunday tile (I'm making a different one each day).  Its done with Christmas Cheer (stocking, card function, with the fold marks hidden in DS), and Storybook.  We used red sticky strip and diamond dust around the outside.  This was made for my friend to remind her holiday guests not to wear shoes in her house, but I think we will make more of the same one (one for me too!) as soon as I get some more red vinyl.   I love that you can use the actual card function to make a matching gift card, how cute is that!  Thanks for looking!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

A couple Christmas tiles with Winter Wonderland, Noel, and SCAL

Here are a couple Christmas tiles I made - they are just the beginning so if you t are wanting to make some for gifts, stay tuned.  The first one was done with SCAL for the words and the mistletoe is from the Christmas solutions cartridge (cut at 2 1/4 inch).  The second one was done with the wreath from Christmas (Blackout, 4 inch), the berries (4 inch, layers, shift sleigh), and the joy (2 inch) are from Winter Wonderland.  The tile is 6x6 and I drilled a hole before adding the vinyl so the ribbon could be used to hang it.  Thanks for looking!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Autumn Blessings storm door vinyl

I've had a vinyl bird (seen HERE) on my front door for almost 2 years and I was growing tired of it, so today I decided to put something more seasonal on.  The Autumn and the pumpkin were done in inkscape, the blessings was just a standard font.  I'm thinking this will look great on a block, so maybe if I get time tomorrow I'll give that a try. Thanks for looking!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Fall pumpkin card and another Christmas card

Just a quick card (or two) share.   The pumpkins are from Winnie the Pooh cut at 3.5, punch for top border is SU.  The second one was done using Chirstmas (solutions cart for deer, 4.5 inch) and Season of Joy (wreath, 1.25 inch).  Thanks for looking!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Just a quick apple basket svg freebie

I live in Washington so of course, we have to go apple picking each year. I haven't made this years scrap page yet but I did make a couple svgs in hopes of getting them scrapped eventually.  Todays freebie is the basket of apples (shown in the image above) (link expired).  Below is my boys trying to test an apple-which is not easy because they are both missing front teeth-and the turkey that roams the apple farm.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Chirstmas Card time - sketch 1

I thought I would start on some Christmas cards, so I went through my stack of "to do someday" card sketches and picked this one to do first (I picked out several that are suitable for mass production).  The poinsettia is from Joys of the season cut at 2 3/4 inch and the corner flourish is from Home Accents cut at 3 inch.  That smaller panel is 4 x 3 and the stamp is Stampin Up.  If you need a poinsettia svg, you can find one HERE .  I just updated the expired link, so it should be working again for one week.   Thanks for looking!