Friday, December 30, 2011

Christmas Goodies From Mom

Good Morning Fellow Bloggers!  Are you ready for the new year?  I am getting there.  What are your New Years Resolutions?  I have a couple..  give myself at least 15 minutes of crafting each morning before going to work..  plus the traditional loose weight thing.  I am also committing to using my treadmill at least 3 times a week starting out at 20 minutes work outs.

I have not done a video in a long time.  Here is one I did this morning.  It features all the goodies my parents got me for Christmas.....  my mother knows me too well....

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Pine Branch SVG File

Good morning everyone.  I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas..  It has been a while since I posted but I have a free svg file for you today.  I was discouraged when I could not find the Martha Stewart Pine Branch Punch so I sat down and created my own... 
 Click Here To Download

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Some of My Clay Roses

Good evening.  Just thought I would jump on and share with you my clay roses that I make.  They are acid free and safe for scrapbooking and card making.  I am going to be selling these beauties.  I took a couple close ups of the red roses.  Not sure if you can see it or not but the leaves and the roses are made with mica clay..  has mica powder in them to give them some shimmer and sparkle.  Not all of my clay roses are made with mica clay.  Mica clay is only available in a couple colors.

The Large Roses with Leaves are about 30 mm ..................  .65 each
Med Roses (ones under the Large Ones) about 24 mm .......  .45 each
Smaller Roses are about 13 mm ............................................  .25 each

I can do custom orders with custom colors..    If you are interested in ordering, send me an email with the what size, color and quantity and I will send you an invoice via paypal.  This is how I am doing it until I decide if I want to try to set up a store here on my blog or continue to use Etsy.  Shipping will be reasonable.  Depending on quantity..  will probably ship first class mail.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Free Christmas Card SVG File

Good evening...  hope you all are enjoying your weekend..  Don't know about you but I am attempting NOT to make my Christmas cards at the last minute this year.  Every year I say the same thing but end up making my cards all in a two day span and try to mail them before Christmas Eve.  But I did start tonight on some cards.  Brian's (my boyfriend) oldest son Trevor  (age 11) helped make some cards.  I am going to let him give them to his Aunt and Uncle and his Grandparents..  He learned how to use the Cuttlebug.  He uses it all by himself.  Not only that, he learned how to use clear stamps and stamp his sentiments.  Next I will teach him to heat emboss.  He had a blast.  The first three pictures below is of Trevor's cards..  then comes mine... the one on the Right in the last picture is what I cut from the free svg file at the bottom of this post.

 The above 3 are Trevor's Creations.  Not too bad for a 11 year old and his first time making Christmas cards.  Below is my cards and then my free svg file.

Trevor helped with the one on the left.  The one on the right is the one made from my svg file below.  The idea for this card and file came from the Christmas Cards Cricut Cartridge that I recreated into an svg file.

Hope you enjoy this file.  Until next time.....

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Been A While.. Free Rosette SVG Files

Hello ladies and gents...   I know I have been MIA...  I have been very busy.  As I mentioned before, I am working 2 jobs, managing a house hold, trying to find some kind of time to craft..  but tonight I had a few minutes and had some fun playing with rosettes.  I created 2 svg files and actually cut one of them and made a rosette. 

Above are 3 pictures of my file that I created to look like one of the rosettes on the new Cricut Cartridge "Ribbons and Rosettes"  I am pleased with how it turned out.  I cut my file at 1.5" high with the keep proportions lock on.  I then used my MS scoreboard and scored every 1/4" and did an accordion fold.
You can download this file by clicking here 

.This one was created to look like the EK Success punch.  I will probably be making more files soon.  You can download this file by clicking here  ...

Hope you enjoy the files....  Til next time....   Happy Crafting

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Monthly Challenges.....

I am going to have to take a break from the monthly challenges.  I am extremely busy right now.  I got myself involved in too many swaps.  In addition to my day job now, I am running all evening after work doing the realtor thingy.  I have not had time (bad me) to pay too much attention.  I will have the winner of last month sometime this week.  I know that is way over due.

I do thank you for your patients and will check in.  things are just crazy right now.  If possible I will start up next year on my monthly challenges.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

September Challenge.... Welcome Autum

I am finally getting to post my challenge for the month.  Now that fall is just around the corner, the challenge for September is to create a project with fall as the theme...  want to see fall leaves somewhere on your project.

The prize is a small bag of my mini clay roses..  colors may vary

For inspiration...  here are some from my design team....




Dead line to enter is September 30 by 11:59 PM.   Enter your link below

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Winner of August Challenge

Good morning!!  I am a few days late on this.  It has been a crazy couple of weeks.  I am involved in several swaps on and having to go through training for relaunching my real estate career.  But I do have a winner......

Congrats to Sherry Brown .. .  You will receive your coupon code for Glitterbabe's site to choose your digi stamps via email shortly.

I will post the September challenge either this evening or tomorrow.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Antique Scrapbook

Good morning fellow bloggers... hope you are having a great weekend.

Yes, 100 yrs ago they did scrap.. not sure what they called it back then but I managed to get my hands on a 100+ yr old scrapbook. My cousin passed a year ago. He was living in my Grandmother's house who passed 6 yrs ago. Anyhow, my mother and my aunt was going through boxes in the house. They came across this scrapbook that my grandmother had. It is believed that oine of her aunts or cousins or something like that put it together. There are articles from the 1880's and 90's.. plus turn of the century articles. It is quite thick. It was made from an old hotel register from the 1800's.. The artwori is breathless as well.

I did a video on the book and it is below.

Hope you enjoy it.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Design Team Call - 3 Positions

Hello everyone...

I am going to need 3 new design team members for a short term. The term will be October - December 2011. At the end of the term, I will give the option to stay on board or select new members for Jan - June 2012.

Now, what I am looking for......... unique recent projects. Mix it up a tad.. LO, banners, cards, mini albums, tags, boxes, altered items, etc .. be creative and email me your projects at ..

Must receive your submissions by August 31. I will choose my 3 members the first week of September so that the team can begin working on their October projects.

Good Luck and look forward to seeing your projects

Monday, August 8, 2011

New Poll

Good morning faithful followers. I have been thinking about doing swaps here at Paper This and That. Before I attempt this, I want to see how much interest I would have. So, if you would be so kind to answer my poll in the top right of my side bar, would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks for taking the time

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

August 2011 Challenge and New Moon Tag Swap

Good evening faithful followers..  I bring you this evening the challenge for August.  Then after that I will post my latest YouTube video of my New Moon Tags.

Theme:  Back To School
Project: Card, LO, Banner
Specifics:  Use a stamp of some sort, the rest is up to you
Deadline:  August 31, 2011

As usual, please read my challenge guidelines by clicking the link in the nav bar.  Any questions just drop me a line. 

Glitter Babe Digis stepped up to the plate again this month and is our sponsor again.  The winner will receive a $10 Gift Certificate to her store.

Here are a few examples from my design team:




Now my new moon tags...  below is the YouTub Video

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Winner of July 2011 Challenge and Ramblings

Good evening ladies...  First of all I want to announce the winner of the camera mini album, chosen by random number...  drum roll please..........

Congrats to Sugarlips..  the random number was 5..   Please contact me with your shipping info.
Thanks to everyone who played along.  All of your projects were great.  Tomorrow I hope to get all of the design teams projects up for August's challenge...  I will say that Glitterbabe Digi's will be sponsoring another challenge here on Paper This and That.  Another hint is back to school.  The rest of the details you will find out tomorrow.

I found this great new place to hang out...  it is a mini album scrapbooking group called Mini Album Scraps. Tons of swaps going on..  they take extensive measures to prevent flakers ( swappers who do not full fill their end of a swap).  It is safe and lots of fun.  You can almost always find some gals chatting in the chat window.  I will be posting some of my swap projects as I complete them.  If you say pretty please with a cherry on top I may give you a sneak peak at my Twilight New Moon Tags for a swap on Mini Album Scraps.  :)

Until Tomorrow...  have projects to work on, not to mention having to get some sleep sometime tonight.  Had an exhausting day at work today..  I am tired..  don't even know how much work on my tags I will get done.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

One More Free SVG for Ustream Class

Ok Lisa asked me to make an svg of shipping tags for the class tonight..  here it is

Click Here To Download

Free SVG - NO. 6 coin envelope

Just created this svg this morning free to download.  The main reason was for those attending the ustream class tonight with Lisa on MiniAlbumScraps ning group.

When importing it to MTC or SCAL, the size you want for the no 6 coin envelope is 7.25" wide by 8" tall.  Then what I did was put it on my score board and scored it where the flaps were and wahhh laaaa.

Click Here To Download

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

My Afternoon With Lisa From Mini Album Scraps Ning Group

Good evening.  I have been waiting to get this video together. I joined this awesome ning group.  Out of all of the groups that I have joined, this one is one of my favs...  It is called Mini Album Scraps.  To sweeten the deal, the owner of the group lives only 15 - 20 minutes away from me!!!!  Her name is Lisa...  Hi LISA!!  I got to go visit her this past weekend.  I picked up an order from her store..  she sells Tim Holtz stuff..  and she gave me a bunch of goodies to go along with my purchase.  My video got cut off because my batteries in my camera died..  I didn't get to show the spounges for the Tim Holtz applicator or all the die cuts she gave me to bring home and .30  12 x 12 chipboard pieces.

Here is the video

Sunday, July 10, 2011

July 2011 Monthly Challenge

Hey guys and gals... I am finally getting to posting my July challenge. Please make sure you do read the rules under the challenges link in the nav bar.

The challenge is to create a project with your interpratation of July's theme... "A Slice of Summer". What do you think of when you hear the phrase "A slice of summer".. Submittion closes Sunday July 31 at 11:59PM.

Prize... This cute camera mini book ready for your pictures. It is the same one featured in my last video.

Now.. here is some inspiraiton from members of my design team......



Gloria M



Insert your link to your project below.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Winner of June Challenge and Some Updates

Hello everyone.  It has been a busy time for me.  Just to play catch up, I just found out that my son who is the Marine, he is going to Afganistan next month.  I have been trying to plan on traveling down from PA to Fort Lee, VA to see him and take him to Bush Gardens.  He can leave the base on week ends but has to stay with in a 100 mile radius of the base.

In addition, things at my work are not real stable.  Next Spring not sure if the company will still be open or not.  I am going to my back up plan.  I use to be a licensed realtor back in the 90's.  I let my license go into ecrow back in 1998.  I have been out of the business for 13 years and have decided to get back into it.  The real estate market is going to make a come back and I am going to have my foot in the door when it happens.  But because it has been more than 5 years since I renewed my license, I have to retake my state board exams.  I am doing that on Wednesday.  So after Wednesday, I will post the July Challenge.

Ok, enough chit chat and my winner is Carla from Carla Cards, number 2 by  Congrats Carla on winning the mini album kit.  Please contact me with your address so that I can get it mailed out to you.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Camera Mini Album Video Tutorial

Good evening....  I just finished this cute little mini album today.  It is in the shape of a camera.  I actually got the idea from Custom Crops..  I just took it a step further and did a video  tutorial.  It was made using the Locker Talk Cricut Cartridge.  But if you don't have that cart, don't worry, I do have a kit for sale in my etsy shop.  I went ahead and made all of the cuts for you.  Hope you enjoy this tutorial...  just keep in mind that I an still trying to get the hang of this video recording and editing thingy.

Friday, June 3, 2011

June 2011 Monthly Challenge

For this month, the challenge is to create a Father's Day Card for that special Dad in your life. You are to use the colors blue and brown.  Also please go to the challenges link in my nav bar at the top and read the rules of my challenges before posting.

The prize this month is a chipboard mini album kit.

Now for samples from my design team.  Hope you find inspiration from them.  I have a very creative team.






Below you will see the link to add a text link to your post.  Do not link directly to your blog, just to your post with your submission.  It makes it easier for everyone to find your project.  The deadline to have your submissions linked is June 30 at 11:59pm..... Thanks...

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

May 2011 Challenge Winner

Good morning everyone.  I hope everyone had a great holiday weekend, I sure did.  Hard to believe it is June already.  The year is almost half over.  Before we know it Chirstmas will be around again.  Anyhow, we do have a winner of my swiss dots paper pack... 

The winner is Arline..   Congrats!!!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Charity - New Reach Out Section

Just want to let you all know that I am becoming involved in some reach out programs.  Click on the link in my menu bar at the top of the page for details on various programs.

Right now I am just involved in a program called Operation Write Home, sending blank handmade cards to our troops for them to write to their friends and family back home.

In my right side bar, at the top, is a link if you would like to make a donation to go towards shipping charges.  Or if you do not have time to make any cards for this cause you can donate towards supplies for others to make them.


Thursday, May 19, 2011

New Layout My Marine

Here is a layout that I did based on a sketch from Sketch Inspirations Ning Group.  This is my son, Aaron, whom I have been talking about recently.  He is in his dress blues for the Marines in this layout.

Monday, May 16, 2011

New Mini I made

Just wanting to share this cute mini I made.  My inspiraiton came from a gal named Dawn on YouTube. 

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Mini Album For My Son

Good morning.  I just wanted to share this mini album that I made for my son.  I am planning to do a video tutorial this week on how I made it.  I made this for him to take to North Carolina tomorrow when he goes to combat training.