Friday, August 22, 2014

Best Friends Forever Blog Hop

Welcome to the Best Friends Forever Blog Hop!
We all have the One (ok, sometimes more than one) person we call our Best Friend. It's that person you can say anything to, laugh the hardest with, and cry without judgement.  For all you Besties...this hop is for YOU!
Today's hop is sponsored by SvgCuttingFiles and Jaded Blossom, so sit back, relax and enjoy the creations the team has made!
This Hop will be open for 48 HOURS (unlike our normal 24 hours)  
it all ends PROMPTLY at 11:59 PST Saturday Aug 23rd. So if you want to get the free files we are using, please follow the guidelines below. 

Being from Minnesota, Charlie Brown and his friends are iconic and therefore, my BFF SVG cut file I am using today is Snoopy and Woodstock. 
Woodstock and Snoopy are best of friends even in the rain. 

The cute gable box can be found in the  SvgCuttingFiles. I simply added some red paper to the top and a scalloped edge to make it look like Snoopy's doghouse. The sentiment is from the new JB Best Friends Stamp set and the die I used to stamp it on from the Jaded Blossom Mini Tag dies 2.

I also used the Jaded Blossom Spring Dies to add some grass around the bottom edge. Finally I sprayed some "Goosebumps" on the red roof to look like it has rain falling on it. Goosebumps is like Glossy Accents but in a spray bottle to get that dripping effect. 

What is also exciting is that this hop has co-ordinating stamps from Jaded Blossom!

THESE files are only available to those that qualify and ends 
PROMPTLY on Saturday August 23rd at 11:59 PST

HOP GUIDELINES

1- FOLLOW all Seventeen (17) blogs in this hop. See side bar for ways to follow
2- COMMENT on all SEVENTEEN stops letting the owner know what you thought of  their project!
3- Go to the REQUEST Files link once you have completed these steps at the END of the hop.  Fill the form out correctly and wait for your request to be validated for IMMEDIATE download (this is a new BETA process)
Remember all TOU  (Terms of Use) apply!

Now on to your next stop, click the cute image below to be taken there!

In case you get lost and need to find your way....
Blog Line Up

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

A Whale of a Thank You.

Hello Everyone. A couple weeks ago I was on an Alaskan cruise with some friends.
We took a whale watching tour at one of the ports of call.

We didn't see as many whales as I would have hoped, but still cool to see the ones we did. 

Below is a little tip envelope I did for Captain Dan, our tour guide and boat driver. 

The whale was from the recent Save the Animals Blog hop. 

Have a crafty day!





Friday, August 15, 2014

Food Fare-Granola!

Happy Friday and that means it's Food Fare Friday! Today is also design day for me over at SVG Cutting Files. 

The DT has been posting peaks at new files that were released in the store just today and I have one more called the Baker Girl.  It just screamed to be on a Food Fare recipe page.
My recipe today is homemade granola. I travel quite a bit and when I come across something I really like and enjoy, I tend to ask the chef for the recipe. Most times They are willing to share, Just have to keep in mind the recipe might be for 500 servings!

This granola recipe is great with yogurt or by itself for a snack. quite addicting actually.

I cute the Baker girl at 4.25" along with the little stove that comes with the file. I used the PKS In the Garden face stamps for her face and then doodled some freckles.

 The title was done using the offset button in the Silhouette.

Give this recipe a try- you 'll love it!!

Have a crafty day!








SVG Cutting Files Fall Challenge

Hi Everyone!  There is a new challenge at SVG Cutting Files, this month we want to see all those great Fall Color projects. Just remember, the project must include something from SVG Cutting Files. 
Projects should be linked on the blog or Facebook Galleria Group by September 15. As always, there is a great prize up for grabs. 
I was browsing the SVG Cutting Files store and came across a cute set of scarecrows. All three are cute, but I settled on this little guy and his crow.

I used several coordinating papers from Doodlebug and embossed the background before adding the scarecrow with some foam tape. 
The sentiment is from the BugBites Autumn Splendor stamp set and the face is from Peachy Keen.

I hope you'll join us for this fun fall color challenge. 

Have a crafty day!!