Sunday, January 28, 2018

Life in All it's Glory

I found this old blog of mine when I was noodling around on the web today. I had totally forgotten I had started it! More than seven years have passed since I posted here. So much has happened that I feel like a completely different person. Well, not completely! I no longer work in the dental field, due to a health condition. I'm now privileged to work at a school for special need kids, as a student focus paraprofessional. I work with an amazing boy who has autism, and he has taught me so much! He is kind and so, so sweet.

Going forward I plan to use this blog to document my crafting and cooking experiences and hope it isn't too boring! I'm really enjoying using my Silhouette Cameo 3 to make shirts, cards, and personalize everything that stands still. I received an Instant Pot electric pressure cooker for Christmas and am using it to make delicious food while following the Trim Healthy Mama eating plan. So far I've lost 6 pounds, which isn't much, but it's definitely a start for this slow losing woman!

I can't wait to see what I come up with to post here!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Thank Ewe Card

A dear friend did me a big favor last week, God bless her.  I realized that I needed a special thank you card for her.  Well, I saw a cute little sheep on the Under a cherry tree blog.  She used a Lettering Delights graphic, but I have been having so much fun making my own graphics in Make the Cut that I took the plunge and using just Basic Shapes I made my own version!  I adore Make the Cut, I truly do.  I never thought of myself as terribly creative before I found MTC.  Thank you Andy!

I used a cuttlebug to emboss the card front as well as the ewe body and the thank ewe sentiment.  I inked the edges of the sentiment shadow and then outlined the sentiment with a metallic gel pen.  Love gel pens!  I also outlined the ewe with a metallic gel pen and used stickles on the ewe body embossing to give it just that little bit extra to make her super special.  I hope my friend feels the love!

I'd appreciate it if you'd leave a comment if you choose to download any of my files.  As always, files I create and share are for your personal use only.  Please direct to my blog to share my files.   Your consideration is appreciated.

MTC Thank Ewe Card
Gazelle Funtime Thank Ewe Card

Happy scrappin y'all!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Big Cube Box

I have finally finished and cut one of the larger boxes to my satisfaction, so here it is....drum roll please....the Cube!!!
This box can be sized down by making sure all of the layers are visible and selecting all before resizing.  All proportions are maintained if you have all of the layers selected.

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As always, my files are shared for your personal use only.  If you wish to share a file I have created, please link to my blog to share the file.  Thanks for your cooperation.

MTC Cube Box

Instructions for larger size cube box: 
Cut four box sides, each on it piece of paper.
Cut two lid sides from each piece of paper.
Cut a lid and bottom piece, each from its own piece of paper. 
Cut an extra lid and bottom if you desire more stability.

Score and fold  all tabs. 

Glue down top flaps on the side pieces.  Adhere sides to each other with flaps inside.  Turn box upside down and bottom.  Turn box right side up and press flaps down from inside.  I like to cut an additional bottom piece and adhere from inside to add adhesive along outer perimeter of flaps and attach

Glue down top flaps in lip sides and adhere side pieces to each other with flaps inside.  Run adhesive along outer perimeter of flaps and attach lid top.  Turn lid over and press flaps down from inside.  I like to cut an additional lid top and adhere from inside to add stability, but it isn't strictly necessary, just helpful on the larger size boxes.

To change sizes make sure all layers are unlocked and open and select all (control + A) and then use arrow to resize.  

Happy scrappin y'all!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Family Collage

A request was made on the Make the Cut forum for a family collage for a tile.  I've been wanting one for myself as well, so I took this as the impetus to "just do it". 

MTC File

Copyright Lisa Kizer, SassyLady 2010
As always, files I share are for your personal use only. 

If you like this, feel free to post a pic of your project. 

Happy scrappin y'all!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Large Gift Bag with 2 Topper Options

I was inspired to design this bag by this thread on the Make the Cut forum.  This cute gift bag has two topper options and a ribbon closure. 

Please post pictures if you make this, I'd love to see!  Also, please leave comments if you like it.  Thanks.

MTC Gift Bag

Instructions:  Score and fold sides one inch from each side, adhere to front and back.  Score and fold bottom along tabs, adhere to bag body.  Score and fold the topper of your choice down the horizontal center and adhere to the outside of the back of the bag and fold over the front.  Adhere ribbon to bag front and feed through the slits in the topper, tie to close.

Happy scrappin y'all!

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Cute rocket card for a birthday

This cute little rocket is perfect for a boy birthday card and I just happened to have a party for a friend's son as an excuse to make it.  I used a picture of the boy instead of the window and it turned out way too cute.  Unfortunately, I was pressed for time so I didn't get a chance to take a picture before I ran out the door.  I'm well known  for being time challenged!  Nothing like a last minute project to get the juices flowing, let me tell you!

MTC Rocket Card

Happy scrappin y'all!

As usual, files I share are for your personal use only.  Please share the link to my blog if you'd like to share the file with a friend so that they may get it here.  Thanks.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Free Baby Carriage File

This sweet little baby carriage and medallion is in response to a request on the Make the Cut forum for baby shower theme ideas. 
MTC Baby Shower Medallion

Files I create are shared for your personal use only.  Please direct interested parties here to get the file.  Thank you.

It's not MY fault!

I blame growliesgirl of the Make the Cut forum!  If she hadn't posted her file and a picture on her blog, I might have a clean house now.  So much for housework today! 

After the cute little purse I made last night, I just had to make a pink one for my precious daughter.  She loves pink, so it's very pink!  I used metallic silver and rhinestones for accents as my favorite handbags have "jewelry" details.  I used eyelets instead of brads to attach the handle to give it more of a "jewelry" hardware look.  I want a life size one made of fabric now!  Holy cow, how addictive.  I may have to see about printing the pattern and cutting from fabric, pretty much the same only Larger!  LOL

Now that I have THAT out of my system (sshhhh...I can try to fool myself into believing it!) I can get to the dreaded and ever present housework.  Arrrghhh!

Happy scrappin' y'all!
Hi there fellow scrappers!  Happy Friday!

An absolutely adorable 3D Purse file was posted by a fellow Make The Cut user on her blog.  If you want the file, just pop by her blog.  I just had to cut it right away! Neither my picture or my finished project is as good as the one on the Cre8ive Cuts blog,  but I just had to share.

After some frustration at not being able to cut to my Gazelle straight from MTC, I was able to transfer the file to FunTime and cut from there.  Thank God for Julie's excellent tutorial on the Make the Cut yahoo group

I also made a card for a dear friend who lives faaaaaaaar away, and I think it's kinda cute.  Can you tell I went a little nuts with the glitter glue??  The inset is plain white cardstock embossed with a hearts folder.  I created the Love You Lots word art in Make the Cut and then transferred to Funtime to cut on my Gazelle.  I'm gonna have to figure out what I'm doing wrong trying to cut from Make the Cut!  I can't stand it!!!!  I haven't spent much time learning FunTime, so the cut files for the words and shadow are in different files.  *sigh*  I will learn FunTime too.  Yikes, so much to do and so little time.  Meanwhile, the dishes pile up in the sink, the dirty laundry in the basket, piles of stuff everywhere waiting to be put away....I  think you get the picture!

MTC   Love You Lots
Funtime Love You Lots and shadow.

I've got to get to the housework now, so I hope y'all have a great weekend.

Happy scrappin'!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Cute Jean Pocket

A request was posted on the Make the Cut forum for a jeans pocket.  Here's my solution in two layers. I made a true pocket using 2 of the back layer adhered around the sides and bottom edges before adhering the top layer.  A tag or card can slide into this cute little pocket.

MTC Jean Pocket

Happy Scrappin' y'all!