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Monday, September 26, 2016

Happy Monday Everyone....

Good Morning Good Morning to you all!!! I hope you were able to enjoy a wonderful weekend!!! I know I certainly did!!!  Though my heart does break for all of the sad SAD protests that are going on in Charlotte, NC...prayers go out to that part of our America!!!  And also for those that were viciously attacked!!

I do not watch the news on the weekends....I keep my ARTHaven peaceful and enjoyable tuning out the outside world and all of the insanity!!!  Doing that allows me to be creative!! Having said that I just wanted to share with you a FUN card I created this weekend.....I think it turned out adorable......

Over in the Yahoo Group I have...... "The Creative Corner" we are having an Autumn Swap.....creating a card/envie set that makes you think of Autumn.....I have to say I do believe this is my favorite time of the year.....You can feel the beginning of briskness in the air...the leaves changing and the cool mornings....breezy afternoons and the perfect time to have windows open and hear the birds chirping!!! Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh SO serene!!! Sorry...got distracted dreaming!!! ;)

Back to the swap Penny.... LOL  So here's the card I came up with.....using one of my pumpkin files, & my acorn file I've shared years ago.....and then I used a tag file and then created the phrase......cut all using my Brother ScanNCut 2......I just can't say it enough....I absolutely am loving this machine!!  It does such a beautiful job on cuts and does a very nice job using the deep cut blade and holder cutting .030 chipboard......



Didn't it turn out so super cute!!! As you can see I've manipulated  the pumpkin file a bit to give me different sizes and shapes......and I distressed the edges of the layers with Gathered Twigs distress ink on the orange pumpkins and Rusty Hinge on the black pumpkin.....for the leaves I used decorative colored papers then distressed them more by crumpling them up and then color with spritzers......and dried....I think it gives them more of an authentic look of leaves.....

I did back the pumpkins and the sign with chipboard layers to give more substance to the pieces and also did the same to the Background layer......then ran through my Ebosser with the chicken wire embossing sleeve...distressed the debossing and then colored with Rusty Hinge.......then colored the edges with some more of the Rusty Hinge after I distressed with my electric distressing tool by Zutter.

I had alot of fun making this card......it's going postal to it's recipient today....sure hope she likes it!!

Ok.....I also wanted to share with you all that I am slowing getting my ETSY store back up and running again.....working on pieces to add to it does indeed take time.......But if any of you are in the look out for jewelry or embroidery projects, embroidery files, new cutting files I would love for you to hope over to my store and see if anything interests you.....

One thing I did want to remind everyone....last year you may remember me sharing I made custom stockings for each member of my family.....they were a HUGE HUGE hit.....here's a reminder.....

Well....I got a NEW embroidery machine this past week......as the other one is not serviceable any longer and I was having alot of struggles with it embroidering...... ;(  Am still able to use it to sew so it will still get used and loved....but with my new machine I am once again able to create pieces I love doing......

So....I've decided that I'm going to offer to make custom Christmas Stockings......and have listed that ability in my ETSY store.....so...if this is something you're interested in...I would love to hear from you.....OR....if you have something else you would like to have embridered.....please send me an email and let's discuss it....I am able to create any file from the vision you have......my email addy is nanapduncan@gmail.com 

As I get older and wanting to eventually retire from the working world I would love to be able to put my focus more and more on my passion of creating and felt this would be a great transition for me!!! I have gotten back into Social Media more to help promote myself so if any of you are interested I would LOVE for you to follow me on Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or Tumblr.

Okie Dokie Artichokie!!! That catches me up for the day!!! I want to THANK YOU all SO very much for stopping by and visiting with me!!! Hope you enjoyed the fun card I created...would LOVE to hear from you....and I do hope you will stop by and visit with me again soon.....I wish you all a very Blessed week ahead....Until next time!!

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Happy Thursday....Halloween is a Coming.....

Hey Everyone!!! Hope you are all doing WONDERFUL this Thursday morning!!! We've almost made it to the end of another week....Can't wait!!!  Last weekend hubby and I kept our youngest granddaughter "Tator" all weekend while her mommy and daddy went out of town for a much needed "time alone" weekend....they had alot of fun as did "Tator's" Nana & PawPaw!!  But when you're not used to have a wee one on a regular basis it can slap wear ya out!!  So I'm looking forward to a layed back UNEVENTFUL weekend!!

So.....I shared a couple of weeks ago a FUN Gatefold card I created......works up REALLY fast and is so adorable......If you missed it here's the blogpost I did about it...... http://pennyduncancreations.blogspot.com/2016/09/good-morning-happy-sunday.html 

Well I decided I wanted to do another Halloween card and I wanted it to be equally as fun.....a very dear friend of mine had created a card the other day that was super cute!!!  And it reminded me of an animal I had made a few years back......so I decided to take that animal and create a card base from it......I think it turned out SUPER cute and just wanted show you!!

Isn't it FUN!!!!  I decided to work up a tutorial showing how I put it all together....just so you can see how easy peasy it is to work up......which then enables you to embellish however you wish......just let your imagination take you away!!

Now.....don't you think it's super FUN and easy to do!!!  I hope so.....as I shared in the video...I cut it out using my Brother ScanNCut machine...but will cut beautifully whichever digital cutting machine you have!! if you like this you can purchase it from either here at my blog...you'll find a link on the right column of my blog.....OR you can purchase from my ETSY Store ....here's a direct link to this file:

Thought I would show you a few more pics so you can see different angles...



Okie Dokie Artichokie!! That does it for me for now....I really really hope you enjoyed this card.....Would LOVE to hear from you!!!  I THANK YOU so much for stopping by to visit with me...and hope you will stop by again very soon!!! Until then....

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Good Morning...Happy Tuesday...

Goodness I can not believe the weekend went by so fast!!! It was wonderful...but I so wish I could slow down time when I'm off!! ;)

So I just wanted to share with you all......I've received emails from some....not all.....whom are not able...for reasons unknown to me....to download my cutting files I've shared over the years.....I have no solution for that other than to let you know I have now decided to offer them again on a DVD that I will be happy to mail to you.  I've compiled all the cutting files I've created over the years through 6/29/2016 into 1 DVD for easy reference.  If this is something you might be interested in you can find a link to purchase it on the right side of my blog....or you may go directly to my ETSY store and purchase from there.

Also...I thought I would share with you....I've decided to relist on both here on my blog....to the right my collection of the Engraving (fill) files I've created through 6/29/2016 and on my ETSY store.  These are perfect to use to either engrave onto acetate, metal, acrylic, wood, leather etc...as I've shared in a video here...
..if you have the digital machine that can handle these...such as a Silver Bullet or other.....OR if you wanted you could draw out these files using pens/markers or how about embossing pens....as I've shared in a video here....using my Brother ScanNCut2 machine.....
The possibilities are only limited to your creativity!!  If these are something you could use in your ART.....I would love for you to check them out.....

The one last thing......I also made the decision to put together once more a DVD offering all of the 3D Flower files I've created over the years through 6/29/2016 with the accompanying video tutorials I've shared on my Youtube channel for easy reference.  I know some may experience data limits with your internet....or perhaps your internet connection may be slower.....these would be perfect to have on hand for quick reference whenever you want to work on 3D flowers.  If this is something you would find helpful....I encourage you to check them out as well!

I want to THANK YOU for your years of support for me in my passion for creating!! It means way more that you know......If I can ever assist you in something, please feel free to let me know....I THANK YOU also for stopping by my blog and visiting with me for a few....I wish you all a very blessed week and hope you will stop by again...Until next time...