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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Creations by AR October Release and Blog Hop!!

Hello Hello Everyone!!! Happy Tuesday to you all!! Hope you're all doing wonderful.....I'm EXCITED to say it's that time again......time for another creation by Creations by AR I love being on her design team......You all know I create my own files for about every project I make....but I am so honored to have been chosen earlier this year to be a member of Creations by AR's Design Team because Adela creations the most AWESOME  3D files.....and they are always so easy and fun to put together.....Her instructions are always so clear and precise!!!

So......I think you're going to LOVE the vision she had for these creations.....they are FANTASTIC!!!  Here's what she designed....



So I was fortunate enough to get to play with these files.....Wanna see what I created????




To decorate the top of the Armoire I decided to use some of my handmade flowers...a combination of my paper hand made roses and some of my ivy......I'll share these links below in case you would like to have these files and don't already.....and then some silk flowers that I created after disassembling some silk flowers that I acquired over the years...I took them all apart....then decided to create flowers that I enjoyed and would love using in my art......love how they turned out.......and lots of bling swirls...with a wee bit of ribbon......

The files I used of mine are these:













Aren't these adorable!!! And multipurpose.... check out the other members of the team and the amazing ART they created using these fantastic files.....


I love the idea of the cologne bottles being a gift card holder...and the armoire can hold handmade card/envie sets...a nice surprise inside for sure!!! ;) And guess what????  Adela is going to give away a file of each of these as a prize to a lucky follower!!! How awesome is that....here's the details on how you could possibly win!!!

PRIZES:
Two random winners will be chosen from comments left on designers' blogs and on AR FB Page
Winner #1 will receive the Card Armoire
Winner #2 will receive the Fragrance Bottle Set

HOW TO QUALIFY TO WIN:
Leave comments 
• On each DT blog

Comments accepted until Friday, Oct 17, 12:00 noon Eastern
One random winner will be announced Oct 18 here:
AR Website:  http://creationsbyar.com

I hope you enjoyed these projects!!! As always...THANK YOU so much for stopping by to visit with me....and I do so hope you'll come by again.....I wish you all a very blessed week!!!  Until next time....

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Happy Sunday to You All....

Hey Everyone.....hope you are all enjoying a wonderful weekend!! It is SO Gorgeous here....a beautiful Fall day with a cool breeze and the sun is shining!!!

Not much creating going on around here this weekend....have been busy with my boys and their families most of the weekend.....but I was able to complete a swap I am involved in with the ATT (All Things Tattered and Timeworn) Yahoo Group earlier this week......You're to create something that reminds me you of Vintage......this was my vision....





I'm thrilled with out it turned out.....I created the background paper in Corel Paint Shop Pro......and colored the images and flowers with alcohol markers......to blend with the background.....I distressed the edges of the background paper with the Zutter Distressing Tool and then made some tears in it...attached it to a black mat board......and used distress ink Walnut Stain on the edges......added some bling and a label with a sweet phrase that I stamped and embossed with black embossing powder....attached one handmade flower to finish it off........I hope the recipient enjoys it!!  It was fun to create!!!!

So....I just have to show you this......I think you'll get a giggle out of it!!!  My youngest granddaughter....Taylor...whom we call "Tator Tot".... we'll we've all said since she was born she was the spitting image of her daddy....everyone agreed...but they just didn't realize just HOW MUCH she is the carbon copy of her daddy.....while going through photos the other night with my youngest son we came across one of Billy's (Tator's daddy) baby pictures.....where he's the same age then as Tator  is now...and we all just sat there in awe of how it looks like the exact same baby......only Tator clearly looks like a GORGEOUS little girl.....but check this out for yourself.....


Aren't they both just so PRECIOUS!!! This Mama/Nana is SO proud!!! LOL

Okie dokie........Just thought I would also share with you a file I created this morning......I had a friend share a card idea she had seen online somewhere and loved it.......I thought I would create a couple of words based on the same idea...but being my own creation......she loved how they turned out.....so I thought I would share them with you here.......


Just so you know...there are 3 layers to each word......so you can make it just they way you like.....and each word is grouped together......

Well....That catches me up for no....Sure hope you enjoyed the eye candy and do so hope you'll come back by and visit with me again......I wish you all a very blessed week!!! Until next time.....

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......



PDC Country Church 1 9232014

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!!!!

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