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Just a reminder....if you are reading any of my older posts and you click on a link for a cutting file that is no longer valid..PLEASE REMEMBER you can go to the top of my blog page and click on the "My Cutting Files" Tab and it will take you to my dropbox account where you can do a search for that file name and download the file directly from there.
Thank you so much!!
Penny Duncan

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Saturday, November 17, 2018

Hello....Long time....and It's November...

Hey Hey.....Hope you're all doing wonderful....Oh I've been all over the place...LOL  So many things I want to do....just have to get myself to finally focus and create!!!
I do have some exciting news to share though!!
I have a new toy.....well 2 actually.....and they are both so awesome!!!
The first new toy is a Sublimation Printer to accompany my heat press and it is fantastic!!! and the other awesome toy I have is a 3d Laser Printer...this thing is the bomb and I am absolutely LOVING it!!!
My desire is to create things to list in my ETSY Store.....which actually is what I've finally began doing....I spent the better part of the morning listing the items I've created thus far....and have plans for more things to come...…

https://www.etsy.com/shop/PennyDuncanCreations?ref=l2-shopheader-name


Aren't those beautiful!!! And the detail is pristine and so awesome!!! Head over to my ETST STORE to check them out more in detail....there are 4 different styles of ornaments and 2 different styles of cross necklace/earrings to choose from...  Would love for you to check them out...and I am open to creating personalized items.....so if you have something in particular you're looking for....drop me a message at nanaduncan@outlook.com and I would be happy to work with you to create the special item you're seeking!!

Still have plans to work on some digital scrapbook pages....to create card sets....and list goes on and on....just not enough time in the day!!  

So...what are you working on??? Would love to hear from you......I also would like to THANK YOU for stopping by to visit with me.....I hope you'll come by again soon...Til next time!!!

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Hello Hello....Let's do Digital!!

Hey Everyone...I hope you are all doing well this afternoon....So as my always revolving way of wanting to do things and thinking about 'does something bring me happiness'....I've decided I want to move more and more into digital scrapbooking.....I've owned several software programs through the years but the one I seem to continue to back to is:

My Discout Code:  STMMMS19322

So this is the program I'm going back to once again....and I decided why not sign up to be an Affiliate for them......so I'm excited....I'm going to be working on digital layouts in the coming days, weeks, months....trying to get past this wedding as well....and thought I would let you go on my journey showing you the layouts I create.....

I'm excited about this.....just as I was when I decided to go to the tank 12" printer......and the exciting thing is it will be so super simple for me to print out my 12"x12" digital layouts once completed and add them to the albums for my kiddos....

Just wanted to drop in and share that with you all...I hope you are all enjoying a wonderful day.....I do hope you'll stop by again...until next time...Wishing you all a very blessed day!!

Monday, August 13, 2018

Good Morning.......

Hello Everyone and Happy Monday to you all!! I hope you all were able to enjoy a wonderful weekend...they just seem to zoom by faster and faster each time don't they.....
I have been so into working on things for my youngest son's upcoming wedding (Sept 22nd) that I've not done much else...BUT...I did find time to create 1 scrapbook page of my oldest son when he was 4....to date myself...he's 32 now!!

Isn't he a cutie!!! :)  This mama isn't partial one bit!!!

So I thought if anyone might be interested....I would share with you a couple of the files I created for this layout.....

(to download click on the image)

(to download click on the image)

If you would like to have these images....which are also cutting files you can click on the images and you will be directed to my Dropbox account where you can download the format you need. I've create them in the following format: Silhouette, SVG, PDF

Now...I thought I would share with you for anyone who might be interested....I have decided to destash my stamps.....I do not enjoy stamping as so many do...it's just not my creative thing and does not bring me joy.....so I have divided them up with sets and have listed them for sell on My ETSY Store....at what I consider to be very reasonable prices....If your interest...I would love for you to check them out and snag them while you can....it's first come first serve...once their gone their gone...

(click the image to be take to My ETSY Store to see All Sets for sale)

Okie Dokie...that does it for me today....I wish you all a very blessed week ahead and hope you will come by to visit with me again soon...Until then....



Thursday, July 19, 2018

Good Morning to You all....

Good Morning All....it's me again...I'm doing my best to make this a normal routine again...I'm back with you today to share with you a couple of other pieces I created a couple weeks back.....in a few swaps from a group I was a member of.....I hope the recipients of them enjoyed them....I know I had alot of fun making them and personalizing them for the ladies they went to....
This first one was for a CD Swap.....The lady it went to had recently gotten a rescue doggie.....and it's just the sweetest thing and loves his new mommy to pieces...she had shared a pic of him with the group...so I knew I wanted to gear her CD towards her doggie...Here's what I came up with...

Isn't her doggie adorable....I had fun making this and I hope the recipient enjoyed it....

So this next piece I'll share is for a swap with a beach/summer theme....may not have that wording exact....but it's very like minded.....The person it went to enjoys spending time at the SEA though she does not swim she loves to hear the seagulls and the eat at the restaurants by the SEA.....though seafood isn't a favorite of hers.....
This is a very dimensional card.....and lots of texture.....




The phrase on the front and the phrase on the inside I cut with my Silhouette Cameo and used black matte vinyl.....I'm enjoying using vinyl to cut my phrases and adhering them to my projects...
You can see how must texture is on the front of the card...I used Gloss Medium Heavy Gel on the card...coloring the top part with Blue Lagoon Distress ink into the Gel Medium....on the bottom part of the card I added sand on top of the Gel Medium....to give a beach texture of the sand....then hit the edges with gathered twigs.....used some of the gathered twigs distress ink into the textured sand medium I added to the PDC Cat Tails Cut File......and then I also added some of my homemade "stones" to give an added dimension.
To make the "stones" I just used Paper Air Dry Clay......and it makes them super light and look just like the ones you can purchase....
The boat I used is one I had left over from a project I did some time back.....and had cut the PDC Row Boat out of wood paper...just love the how it looks realistic....

Ok...now I thought I would share with you a few files I created to make the card above....and then a couple files I created while making the Wedding Album I shared the other day.....these items I can share as they are because you can fill with whatever digi papers you have......the other borders and things I can't share because they are truly linked to the digi images I purchased and wouldn't work well with just any image....Anywho...here's the ones I feel I can share with no issues...just click on the images below and they will take you to the location in my dropbox folder where you can download them.....





Okie Dokie.....That's about it for me for today!!!! I hope you all enjoyed the post and might find the files useful....Would love to hear your thoughts....AND...if you would like to see certain files...please drop me a message....perhaps it's something I an create......I want to thank you all for stopping by to visit with me.....I would like to wish you all a very blessed week....and I hope you'll stop by again soon....Until next time...

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Happy Hump Day....

Hello Everyone...Hope you are all doing well this evening!!! I'm rather late on getting my blogpost done....but I was determined to get it completed before I went to bed this evening....I spent the afternoon tweeking my blog and my ARTHaven....Always something to tweek in our rooms isn't there!! ;)
I thought I would share with you a tag I created a few weeks back for a Patriotic Tag Swap I was involved in.....the vision I had for this tag actually came through into the finished product so I was quite happy!!! Here's the  tag....


There is alot of dimension in this tag and I just absolutely love how it turned out...I created a grungy star stencil with my Silhouette Cameo so That I would create star texture on the base of my watercolor paper.....once that dried I pulled out some water colors and did the red at the top and blue at the bottom.....dried with my heat gun then used some red and blue distress ink to give a touch more color to the 2 areas.....added fun foam to the back of the watercolor paper and then adhered that to the red cardstock...and attached both of those to the blue cardstock....added some of the stencil cutouts of the stars to the white layer for another layer on the card....added and eyelet to the top of the tag....used Mixed Media Adhesive to add the metal embellishments and the button.....I cut the banner label with my Silhouette Cameo as well as the phrase "Let Freedom Ring!!" with black mat vinyl. Added a bow to the top and fibers.....this turned out to be quite a nice card and I'm very happy with  it!!!

So....I have a question....I am contemplating joining a stamp/card kit club of some kind.....just not really sure what's all out there.....Would some of you please give me feedback on what your favorite ones are??? I know I don't like the childish/cuteish images....I don't want to jump into several all at once...I'd really like to dip my toe in and see if it's something that will bring me joy....know what I mean.....I watch alot of Youtube videos of the amazing fun so many of you have with these kits....I've just never jumped on that bandwagon as of yet.....So...please let me here from you.....

I would also love to hear what you think of my tag........As always...THANK YOU so very much for stopping by and visiting with me...Means more than you know...I wish you all a very blessed week...and hope to see you again very soon!!! Until next time...

Sunday, July 15, 2018

A Wedding Album

Hello Everyone.....Hoping this post finds you all still doing well!!!
So I'm EXCITED to share this post with you...I have had SO MUCH FUN creating the project I'm sharing with you today.....I have a co-worker who married back in March......I wanted to create a Wedding Album for her and her husband...but of course I had to wait until I had the inspiration to do so....my mojo has been on hiatus for so long!!!
Well....it FINALLY has come back...and I actually completed their Wedding Album and I LOVE how it turned out!!!  I decided to do a reveal video so you can see all the interaction in the album...then I'm also sharing pictures below.....I sure hope you'll take a bit to view it....I must admit I'm proud of how it turned out.....
The Video did break down into 2 videos since it's been SO LONG since I've uploaded a video......they are both posted below...




And here are the stills of the album...I have put them in their own album so you can click on the image and it will take you to the album for all of them....



So...what did you think??? Isn't it so pretty!!! Like I said above...I'm very proud of it....and truly enjoyed creating this piece!!!
I am SO ready to be creating again...so I hope you will check back often....I have some other things I've created of the past couple months I plan on posting....but it may be a day or so....not sure yet....
I would like to THANK YOU ALL for stopping by and I wish you all a very blessed week ahead!!

A New Beginning....

Hello Everyone.....Hoping this post finds you all following back to my blog here on blogger!!  Because I am going to do my best in becoming creative again...which is to include updating my blog on a regular basis.....I find it would end up costing me to do that with Wordpress because of the limited space issues with the free version of their blog setup......As I am doing this more for pleasure I do not want to incur any charges for that......
So...I've decided to come back to blogger.....HOWEVER...Wordpress does not play nicely in giving a file format that Blogger can read correctly to move my posts back over to blogger.....so if you are interested in any of my older posts...I'll have to as that you go back to my Wordpress Blog here:
https://pennyduncancreations.wordpress.com
From today forward however....all new posts will be done through blogger as I'm not limited to space.
So come back VERY soon...as I'm working on a blog post right now!!!
Thank you so much for your visit...Wishing you all a very blessed day!!

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Hello and Happy Sunday...

Hello Everyone...Hope you are all doing wonderful!! It's been a bit since I've posted.....just seems to be one thing after another which keeps me side tracked.....

More health issues to deal with....but I'm placing it in the Lord's hands and know HE is in control....

So.....I am proud to say I did a HUGE purge in my ARTHaven....it got to the point I felt so overwhelmed by all the "stuff" I had ...it put a bind in all of my creative mojo I just couldn't deal any longer....I have to admit...this has been a HUGE release for me.....I can honestly say I feel a huge weight has been lifted from me...and it's opening the doors for me to be creative again...so between the purge and the Eco Printer I have....I actually PLAYED this weekend for the first time in MONTHS AND MONTHS and truly had the best time...was very relaxing......I now have the loft as my ARTHaven for my creative space...and the other half space is my youngest granddaughter's play area...

She loves the idea of her area being up here with her Nana....so she can play and I can play and she just has the best time.... ;)

Thought I would share with you a card I made this weekend....I had a lot of fun creating it and had rekindled my love for cardmaking.....








Didn't it turn out soft and romantic???? I just love it....Between my Silhouette Cameo and my amazing printer....I am in heaven!!! ;)

I also created some ATC's for an upcoming swap in a amazing group I'm trio owner of....I'll share a link to the group below in case anyone would like to come over and join us...but....first...here's the ATC's I made today as well....
















Didn't these also turn out pretty...I just love them.....I put Wink of Stella on the butterflies and some Glossy Accents on the body of them....there's a lot of dimension to these as well.....

Thought I would also share a pic of my Tator Tot this morning when she woke up from spending the nite with Nana and Papa...she wanted to play in her area before she went home.....



Ok....now....to the details on the group I'm "Trio-Owner" of....it's called CreatingARTFriendships....we found a new group site called .IO and it's wonderful....so much better then the Yahoo Groups....and we do not like Facebook...so this has become a WONDERFUL solution.....would love to have you come join us if you think you would love to interact with a group of creative ladies who love to chit chat and also swap......



So......that's it for me for the this evening...have an embroidery hoop swap to work on this week...and a washi tape swap as well....don't these swaps sound fun???? We sure would love to have you come over and join us.....we LOVE to chat...did I mention that!!! ;). I would like to thank you so much for stopping by to visit with me.....I hope you enjoyed your stay...and I do hope you'll come by and visit again soon....Wishing you a very blessed week!!! Until next time...

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Good Morning....

Happy Tuesday Everyone...I hope this post finds you all doing well today!!!  It's a crisp morning here....but no rain....that's supposed to return tomorrow...Ugh....we have so much high water around here....just hope we don't get massive flooding....But..ANYWAY!!! ;)

I had shared the other day I would try to get pictures of the scrapbook pages I've done so far posted... so those of you who might want to peak could.....I decided just to upload them to an album and let you just go to the album and view them ...as opposed to posting each of them here...you would be scrolling a while!! ;)

So....anyone interested....here's the link below...

SCRAPBOOK PAGES CREATED THROUGH 2/27/2018


Alexis Layouts (2)


The boys in this page are my 2 sons when they were MUCH younger....LOL...but this was the bestest doggie to ever have lived!! ;)

I'm happy with how they've turned out so far.....and love how I'm truly enjoying creating those.....I Made a decision a couple months back that was huge for me....I enjoy printing my scrapbook pages and embellishments myself rather than using the paper stacks you purchase from the stores....(mind you I have tons of those...LOL)

I previously had an Epson 7510 12x12 printer which I loved....but printing your own papers can go through the ink cartridges rather quickly....so I took the plunge and invested in the Epson Eco tank ET-16500...and OMGoodness....this machine is a dream!!!! It works with bottles of inks that you fill the tanks with...supposedly the bottle of each color is to give you prints for approximately a year.....but they are so economically priced even if it only lasts 6 months it will pay for itself in no time....

So now when I print my papers and embellishments I don't feel guilty doing it...I just love being able to put that extra special touch on my pages....

Okie Dokie...Time for me to go to work...YUCK!! ;)  I would like to wish you all a very blessed day...and I hope you will stop by and visit again...Until next time!!

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Challenge Met....

How about this!! 2 Challenges in 1 day!! I'm on a roll.....now for it to just continue!!!  Again it's for the Outlawz Ning Group and this one is the Special Challenge using a digi image....the particular image I'm using for this challenge is from artist Sheepskidesign
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Isn't that a pretty image?....Well I decided to work on another scrapbook page.....so here's what I created incorporating that image....
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I think the digi image works well with the layout I created....don't you???  And I must admit I am enjoying taking a particular element that is required and incorporating it into a layout I'm creating....helps expand your creativity....If you haven't done this before I would really give it some thought to trying it.....

I have taken photos of all the scrapbook pages I've created so far......I will work on sharing them with you in the next few days.....who knows....may even get it done tomorrow afternoon....Tomorrow morning we go to look at the venue once more for the upcoming wedding of our youngest son and his fiancé.....we are so ready for this wedding....they have loved each other since the 7th grade...it's a beautiful love story with joy, heartbreak and joy again.....and they are truly soul mates.....I had the honor of creating their save the dates.....thought I would show a pic of that here....I love how they turned out...
Kendel & Dylan Save the Date

Didn't it turn out awesome...and don't they look so happy!!! This mama couldn't be more proud!!

Okie Dokie....that's it for me for the night!!! Thanks again for stopping by to visit with me....I wish you all a very blessed and safe evening and Sunday!!!  Until next time...

Happy Saturday.....

Good Morning Everyone...I hope you are all doing well this morning!!! So...I recently joined a group I had received an invitation to.....The Outlawaz Ning Group.....in a hope to regain inspiration for creating....and in the meantime work on scrapbook pages and things I'm wanting to complete.....

So one of the groups I joined was the Color Challenge Group.....this week's challenge was for Blue/Yellow/Red colors and must include a hot air balloon.....here's what I came up with.....

Penny 7th Grade 1977-1978


Please tell me you see Blue/Yellow/Red stronger then the other colors you also see!! LOL

I had fun creating this......and looking forward to doing more challenges!! Don't you just Love (NOT) that zit in the middle of my face!!! HAHA...and that's actually my hair color when I was young...before it all turned white!!  And those bangs and "side bangs" I was so mad at my step-dad.....I wanted to have "Farrah Faucet" hair so badly....as my hair was all one length.....but my mom wouldn't take me to have it cut.....my step-dad said he could cut it for me....so me being a nieve 12 year old decided to let him give it a go and he wacked it on the sides.....I was devastated and furious at the same time....Obviously I NEVER let him cut my air again!!! LOL

So...that's it for my contribution to the Color Challenge...I hope you got a good giggle from the picture.......I've done other scrapbook pages of my kiddos and granddaughters...I need to take pictures of them and share them here.....would anyone be interested in seeing them??  I am surprised how much I'm now enjoying scrapbooking....I always thought I hated it....then decided that I really wanted to preserve pictures we could touch rather then just keeping them digitally....and I'm actually using the pictures from days of old....

Anyway....Thanks so much for stopping by.....it means so much more than you know...and for following me over to my new home here on WordPress....I do hope you will stop by again...until next time...I wish you very blessed days!!

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Hello Everyone....

Hey...Hope this post finds you all doing well....Just wanted to welcome you over to my new home here on Wordpress.....Decided to make this move for myself...and hoping I will begin sharing layouts I create on my scrapbook pages and other cards and such....it's been so long and I'm really wanting to work on that!!

I hope you'll make my blog to follow now that I've moved over here.....Hoping starting tomorrow to begin sharing a photo or 2....working on finding some groups to get more involved in....and you will noticed I do have links to both my old cutting files and to my YouTube channel for those who are looking for those.....

Again....thanks so much for stopping by and I wish you all a very blessed weekend!!!

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Happy Tuesday....

Good Morning Everyone....I hope this posts finds you all doing well...It's been SO LONG since I've really reached out online.....I'm trying to get back to my roots of creating and blogging about my creations I think.....as of late I've been trying to really think to myself what I'm wanting to really do to bring me joy in crafting again.....
I've started scrapbooking my family and though it was something I thought I would never enjoy....I find myself really loving it.....
I'm getting away from messy mixed media I believe and back to my roots of paper and ink and my computer.....I'm really looking to find some awesome creative groups I can possibly join and interact with.....that AREN'T on Facebook preferably......it's just a place I don't much care for....is anyone else like that??
If anyone even reads my blog anymore....do you happen to know of any??? I would love to hear from you.....I'm just afraid I've been forgotten in our creative blog world and not sure what I need to do to jump back into it...LOL
Sure hoping to get at least 1 comment from this post!! HA....Wishing you all a very blessed day and week ahead!!