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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Feels so GREAT to be back....

Hello Hello Everyone!!! I am THRILLED to say I finally have my blog all fixed....my account all switched over to my email pennyduncan@att.net and ALL of my videos re-uploaded back to my new Youtube channel......as well as my gallery of all my previous ART creations AND my ETSY store re-opened!!!  Talk about ALOT of work....LOL  But it is SO worth it I think.....feels AWESOME to have it all done!!!

SO...I thought I would try to work up a blog post just to start trying to get active again....Thought I would start off showing you some of the things I DID do over the Christmas holiday.....I love making homemade gifts for people and I'm fortunate enough that my family loves receiving them......among the other gifts we got our kids I wanted to make a special something for both of my boys and the women they love so much.......my DIL had showed me a frame she really liked at a flea market last summer and I knew I could make one myself and personalize it for them....so I filed it in the back of my mind until the time to create....and here's what I came up with......


I personalized it with pictures from the time they were married through this past December and Stephanie absolutely LOVED it....so it made me so happy......she hung it up as soon as she got home!!

This next piece I made was for my youngest son and his FIANCE!!! Yep....my baby is officially engaged and our family is beyond thrilled as she is definately our choice for him...and it's clear it's the Lord's plan as well!!!  Their love story is so very sweet......as it goes all the way back to the 7th grade.....I was blessed to go with him to pick out her engagement ring and I was beyond thrilled my baby wanted his mama's help......made me cry.....and between Dylan, Kendel's mom and myself we came up with the perfect way for him to propose and it totally blew her away.....was simple but very sweet and memorable for them.....

I knew I wanted to incorporate there love story in some way for the piece I created for them and I wanted it to be something they could be reminded of and enjoy often....wanna see what I came up with?????

They both were so over the moon thrilled with the blanket and her mama told her they need to hang it up at their reception when they get married....made this mama so proud and thrilled!!!

So.....then.....I had been asked by my DIL Stephanie to make a Christmas dress for my Tator Tot......and I so touched and eager to give it a go......check out how it turned out.....


Isn't it precious....the back of it has ribbon that criss crosses to close....it turned out so beautiful I think and I made her a bow to match......check out how my sweet sweet Tator looked in it......BTW...she was SO proud of it!!! LOL


Now...the next thing I wanted to show you was my first embroidery project I did for my youngest son.....I'm super dooper proud of this as I created the entire file and then embroidered it on the hoodie he got.....he is beyond thrilled and SO pumped to have it.....


You may remember at the beginning of this LLLLLOOONNNGGGG post....that I had re-opened My ETSY store....and I knew I wanted to start creating embroidery files to list there......I've created a few so far.....love how they look...and have got 2 listed right now....still have more to list...just takes a while to get it all together to list....but I thought I would show you the first 2 files I have listed....they are so pretty if I must say so myself.... ;)  So...check them out.....sure hope you like them....



WHEW!!!! Did you make it...LOL  Did you stick with me???....LOL I sure hope so....it feels great to be posting again....and hoping to make it a regular habit.....hoping the meds they have me on for my thryoid which was not functioning will help to keep me motivated....I can say I am able to tell a difference in myself since the meds have finally started working.....so...I'm ready to go!!!

As always always always...THANK YOU so much for stopping by to visit with me....Sure hope you enjoyed your visit and I do hope you will come by and visit with me again!! I would like to with you all a very blessed week!!! Until next time....

Monday, January 19, 2015

Hey Everyone!!!

I hope this post finds you all well!!!!  I've been MIA for sometime but am hoping to get myself back in creative order soon.....but I made some decisions to simplify emails and such an have decided to purge all emails but 1 and that's the one I've had for 10+ years......SO...If any of you have me in your contacts...I would REALLY appreciate if you would change the email to only be pennyduncan@att.net as my gmail email addy and my outlook email addy are no longer valid and I will not receive any emails from anyone....and I would really hate to miss an email from you....

Also....I have a new Google+ Profile under my pennyduncan@att.net email.....IF you're interested...you can find me on Google+ here....
https://plus.google.com/104484620988385046228/posts?hl=en

And...lastly...I KNOW most of my pics are not on vacation again.....BUT I KNEW it was going to happem this time....and I will be getting them back up but will take me a bit of time....as well as my You Tube Videos....I did weigh out all the odds when I made the decision to go with just 1 email.....it's alot of work....but I prefer to make my life difficult...LOL ;)  

In the very near future I do plan on creating Embroidery files....I was blessed to get an emboridery machine at the end of the year last year and I've fallen in LOVE!!!  It's even more fun because I'm creating my own files........and am enjoying creating them...so I plan on creating them to list in my store in time....

Ok....that's enough rambling for now!!! I hope you are all having a very blessed week...and I'll be back with you all again very soon!!!

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!!!!

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!!! ;)

 

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