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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Hello Again......one more day til the weekend!!

Hey Everyone...I hope you are all having a wonderful day today....It's another GORGEOUS day here....temps a touch warmer...but still very nice outside.....love love loving Fall!!!

Which....btw....put me in the mood to actually create a Fall card last night!!! HOW FUN!!! And I wanted to use some stamps!!! So I picked a Gina K collection..... called Always Autumn....it is such a pretty collection...don't you think????  Here's a link to their site so you can see the collection yourself....


Here's my fun card I made......



Isn't it cute!!!! I had fun with this....I used my alcohol markers to color and I believe they blended quite well!!!  What was so FUN about this is I stamped out the images and the scanned them in to make shadow cuts for them and then cut out the shapes and stamped........My Silver Bullet Professional cutter did a PHENOMINAL job don't you think!!! and I did a pretty darn good job stamping them out!! LOL  What a great pair I tell ya!!!! ;)  

So....thought I would share the shadow cut files with you in case any of you happen to own this set as well......having the shapes REALLY make me enjoy stamping more.......how about you?????


Okie Dokie Artichokie!!! That's it for me for now!!! Feels SO AWESOME to be playing again!! I am having a BLAST!!!  Thank you so much for stopping by to visit with me.....I do hope you will stop by again.......and please...if you have ideas of cut files you would like to see....drop me an email at pennyduncan@outlook.com ....or leave a comment here.....would love to know what they are......as always....please have a very blessed day!!! Until next time....

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Happy Tuesday......How about a few files?

Hello Hello Everyone......I hope you all have enjoyed a wonderful Tuesday!!  It was a gorgeous Fall day here....I am loving this time of year being able to keep my windows open allowing the cool breeze in......ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!

So.....Guess what I got the urge to do tonight????  I created a few cut files!!! How about that.....It felt GREAT too!!!!  I've really missed it......Hoping you might find them interesting......



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Okie Dokie!!!! That's it for me for tonight!!! ;)  I really hope you like these...and I want to THANK YOU so much for stopping by to visit with me!!! I wish you a VERY blessed week and I hope you will come by and visit with me again....until then....

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Hello Hello HELLO!!!!

Hey Everyone!!!! WOWZERS it's been AWHILE since I've done a post.....I got in a serious mojo funk and then irritated at my blog and just lost the desire to post.......I am HAPPY HAPPY to say I now have my blog COMPLETED!!!  I actually took time to go through each and EVERY POST and fixed all the images and all the links to my cutfiles...talk about a HUGE JOB!!! LOL  I ended up just deleting the first year and half of posts as they ended up losing the detail of what the images were for and I was quite frankly beyond tired of trying to figure them out!! LOL  but there are still just shy of 300 of my posts that have been fixed!!! LOL

SO....you can now browse through my blog and actually see my art and cutfiles if you so desire.....THANK YOU for being patient with me through this time.....but I'm happy to say that in doing all of this I really do have the desire to create again!!! LOL How about that!!!

I haven't created any new cutfiles in a while but I did create a few cards and started on my very first quilt....thought I would show you some pics so you can see I DID do SOMETHING in all the time I have been MIA!!!  Wanna see?????

First I'm going to show you the invitation I made for my Tator Tot's 1st birthday party...can you believe she's 1 already!!!!!  LOL

Didn't this turn out adorable......I got the Digi Kit from Celeste Lombas... her store is Touched By a Butterfly...you REALLY should check out her creations...she is very gifted!!!!!
Touched by a Butterfly Design
Now I just HAVE to show you a portion of the Happy Birthday Tator Tot banner I created for her......I was a good 10 to 12' long so I didn't get a complete picture of it.....but you can get the idea......each banner piece was the same except the letters were different......

Isn't that AWESOME!!! Created it with the Digi Kit from Celete's store and my Silver Bullet Professional Cutter and SCAL3 utilizing ALOT the Print & Cut capabilities of this FANTASTIC program!!!!  Just can't say enough how amazing a job Brandon has done with this software!!!! I also used one of my Shaplie files.....this one here....


Now you KNOW I just have to share with you a pic of my Tator Tot ON her birthday!!!
Is she not just ADORABLE!!!  And that's my other gorgeous granddaughter in the background....Bree....her big sister who she loves to pieces!!!!!!

NOW....I want to show you the start of my very first quilt!!! I'm super excited about this....as my grandmother was a wonderful quilter.......and I always treasured the quilt she made for me.......So I took a picture of the flimsy once I got it put together....I used random fabrics but I love it......
It's in no way perfect.....but I'm proud of it for my first one.....I've decided I wanted to hand quilt it....so it's coming along slowly....but I'm enjoying it.....however I've had to take a break on it for a bit because of tendinitis in my left arm (which just happens to be my dominate side)....LOL go figure.....but I did get a Cortisone shot the other day so I'm hoping I'll be getting to work on it again very soon!!!!  I figure I can work on it a bit at night when I'm in the living room with hubby watching tv........AND still get to play in paper in my craft room!!!  Sounds like a plan doesn't it....

NOW.....as I said earlier...I did create a few cards over the past several months that I never managed to get posted.....so I thought I would just show you them here......then I'll be caught up and can start fresh!!!!!  

This first one I used a digi stamp image and printed with my laser printer onto watercolor paper and then used some watercolor paints to color.....it's different for me....I like it but not sure how often I'll do this technique.......



These next 2 cards I created the backgrounds with my Geli Plate, acrylic paint, stencils, acrylic stamps and clear embossing powder.......they are FUN to make...and you can create whatever you like...playing with the Geli Plates are SO MUCH FUN!!!!  I also used my waterbased markers to stamp the flower tag on the first card......this technique I like ALOT!!!!!






For these 2 cards I used some of my homemade shimmer sprays.....I learned the recipe of these from Lindsay Weinrach....from her video here......


 I also used acrylic stamps and clear embossing powder....I LOVE how these turned out!!!! And the feathers.....don't they look AWESOME!!!!  Those were digi images that I created a cut layer for in SCAL3 and then used my Silver Bullet Professional Cutter and utilized the Print & Cut technique......it's amazing how spot on of a cut I get......check out these other samples below I did the same thing to.....I LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!!!!

 See how AMAZING of a job the combo of SCAL3 and my Silver Bullet does!!!!!!

This next card was a Sketch design I did.......the roses are some of my PDC Grungy Roses that I create....these are about 3/4" big and they are perfect size for adding as embellishments......this is the file I've shared a zillion times over.....I think the card turned out rather cute.....




This last card I created using acrylic stamps, some cut pieces I had in my scrap stash, watercolor paper, embossing folder and some watercolor markers and distress ink pads....I do like the look and feel of this card....how about you?????


WOW.......So...did you stick with me????? ROFL.....I sure hope so!!!!  It feels GREAT to be doing a blog post again.....it's been WAY to long!!!!!  I sure hope you like some of the things I've shared......

I would like to throw out there that if anyone is has any type of files you'd like to see I would love suggestions.....I'm hoping to start creating cut files again......and also may start creating engraving files and list them in my ETSY store I'm thinking about re-opening along with some of my hand made flowers......just have go get myself moving again...SO if there's something you would like to see....I really really hope you'll drop me an email......As always....THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH for taking time out of your day to stop by and visit with me.......It means way more then you know....I was just hoping I wasn't forgotten!!!!!  I do so hope you'll come back by and visit with me again soon!!! Until then...I wish you all a VERY blessed day!!!!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Ok...I think we're set to go....

Good Morning Everyone.....I hope you are doing well this morning....OK....So I "think" we're all set to go with My Free Cut Files again.......You'll find a link again at the top of my blog to all of them.....

I've had to MOVE MY CUT FILES to a different source....because of this NONE OF THE LINKS in posts older then 6/4/2014 are valid...You MUST click on the link to My Free Cut Files and locate from there...

Some of my older posts you will find are missing photos...Some time back I had some issues with Google and they lost HUNDREDS of my photo links......and I honestly have not had the energy to go back through every post and figure out what they are.....SO...Please know you are most welcome to visit My ART Gallery of all ART I've created over the years...My Gallery of ART

As I make it through the older posts I'll try to update the links and images...but obviously it is going to take some time!!! 

Okie Dokie....I "think" I have us all set now....I would like to thank you all for your patience...and I wish you all a VERY blessed day!!! ;)

 

Saturday, April 12, 2014

What a BEAUTIFUL Saturday.....making Flowers want to Bloom!!

Hello Hello Everyone!! I hope you are all enjoying a WONDERFUL weekend!!! It is SO pretty here!!! Temps in the 70's and such a wonderful breeze!!

So last weekend my hubby and I had to make a trip to Nashville....he had meetings all weekend with the company he works for......So I got to do my "own thing" during the day.......as I previously lived in Nashville for 20 years I was very familiar with the town....so I spent some fun time visiting old friends and then did some shopping......had a big time I did!!!

But while shopping I found something that I already have several different templates of like the Pom Poms and hearts......and happened upon some Flower templates..... http://www.clover-usa.com/c/kanzashi-flower-makers....BUT......being they were for fabric projects... they were WAY TO BIG for any cards or mixed media projects I would ever do......so while standing there debating on whether to get the smallest one or not I decided to hold off and try something when I got home.....just to see if I could find a way to scale down the size so I could make the flowers in a size that would  be usable for cards and mixed media.....Wahoooooooooooooooooooo....My idea worked like a charm!!!! Check it out....



UPDATE:  AFTER SEVERAL REQUESTS I ALSO DECIDED TO WORK UP A VIDEO SHOWING HOW I PUT THEM TOGETHER......HOPEFULLY YOU MIGHT FIND IT HELPFUL???



Pretty Cool Huh!!!!!  Here's a close  up of them....and there will be several pics...just wanted you to be able to see how cool they really are!!!!!






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So.....What do ya think????? Pretty COOL Huh!!!!?  And the neatest thing is you can make the templates ANY SIZE YOU WANT!!! So you're not restricted by the size!!!  I can see myself sitting just making these as they're very relaxing to make.....and you use very little fabric per flower.....So you can easily buy a few fat quarters of fabric for less then $1.50 each and make SEVERAL flowers!!!

Would LOVE to hear what you think???  Might you find a use for them????  I hope you'll share your thoughts......

Okie Dokie....that's it for me for now!!! Off to work on some cards I need to get out for swaps.......as always THANK YOU so much for stopping by to visit with me.....I wish you all a very blessed weekend...and I hope you will come by and visit with me very soon!!! Until then....

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Another Sunday of FUN........Just Posting on Tuesday!!

Hey there Everyone!!!  How about this...2 posts in 2 days!!!  I actually should have done this post on Sunday...but I ran out of time.....so I'm having it post Wednesday Morning instead!!! ;)

Over the weekend hubby and I went to Nashville...so he could attend meetings for work and I was able to visit with old friends and make my rounds to the craft stores.....needless to say I had me some FUN!!! ;)
We got home Saturday evening and I had Sunday to play....decided to play with some of my new goodies!!! And I had a BIG time!!!  I'm truly enjoy playing with stamps....wasn't quite sure what I wanted to do so I just pulled out a couple of my new stamps sets, some pigment ink, embossing powder, distress ink and decorative papers and started playing....this is what I came up with first......

 
I took the doilie stamps and scanned them into my computer and created a shadow layer so I could cut out the shape with my Silver Bullet Professional Cutter and then stamp......NO fussy cutting here when I have an amazing machine that an do it for me!!! Thought I would share this file with you in case any of you have this same stamp set and would like the shape.....

You can see what the stamp set looks like in the image below......

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Was SO tickled with how these turned out......so then I decided I wanted to utilize these since I had them all made.......I pulled out some embossing folders, the paper stack I was using....and ribbon...and some embellies.........and went to town.....
 
Decided I wanted to create some Christian cards....and once I had the idea of what I wanted to do they all started coming together......Even if I have to say so myself I'm totally thrilled with how warm and pretty these turned out......

I used alot of my handmade flowers.....some of my handmade butterflies.....some stick pins I made up and ribbon....along with 2 different embossing folders......I'm going to share with you several photos so you can see each of the cards as each one is a bit different......so get ready!!! LOL





 



 



 

 
 
 
 
So.......IF you made it through all of that....Would LOVE to hear what you think......aren't they pretty!!!  I sure think so.....I hope you enjoy them.....And that does it for me for tonight!!! ;)  You're troopers if you stuck with me!!!!  As always...THANK YOU so so much for stopping by to visit with me!! Means more then you know!!!  I hope you'll come by again soon.....and I wish you all a VERY blessed week!!! Until next time...

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