Sometimes The Smallest Things~

Take up the most room in your heart. ~Winnie the Pooh

That silly ol’ bear is certainly right.

It’s the big and especially the little things that made this first year of Nursery School so wonderful for Hartly.

So, I just had to use that phrase to make my thank you cards for her teachers.

My card~

Little-Things

I used the Silhouette Sketchpens to sketch the Kolette Hall phrase.

To continue the school theme I used a notebook print paper from DCWV’s Bohemian Sunrise Stack.

A close-up~

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A layered heart, sequins and twine finish off my card.

And I’m both excited and sad to say that Hartly has finished her school year too.

Because that first year went by way too fast!!

I used~

Bohemian Sunrise

DCWV Bohemian Sunrise Stack
Sequins, American Crafts Twine, EK Layered Heart Punch, Studio Calico Stamp and TH Tiny Attacher
Kolette Hall Sometimes Phrase sketched at 5″ height with the Silhouette

One Fish, Two Fish~

You know all the many, many wonderful characters that Dr. Seuss created?

There are so many!! I bet you could name at least ten right off the top of your head.

But, my littlest simply wanted to be Two Green Fish for Dress Like A Dr. Seuss Character Day at Nursery School. Sigh.

There was no persuading her to be Cindy Lou, Thing One or Thing Two or even one of the dogs from Go Dog Go.

Her mind was made up.

So, what’s a mom to do?

Make her her very own One Fish, Two Fish t-shirt~

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I imported a Dr. Seuss graphic into my Silhouette software, did a simple trace and offset and then printed on Avery Light Fabric Transfer paper.

I cut the image out using the normal Silhouette cardstock cutting settings .

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A quick use of the iron and my fish were set.

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With a little begging and pleading I was allowed to add an additional fish to the back.

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So, I quickly repeated my steps to get this guy added before she changed her mind.

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One thing to keep in mind is that your image will be opposite of how you print it, so if you have letters or numbers remember to flip them before printing.

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With her One Fish, Two Fish t-shirt, her hair in two braids and her galoshes on off she went to enjoy Dress Like A Dr. Seuss Character Day.

And I do believe she did.

I used~
Avery Fabric Transfer for Light Fabric & Ink Jet Printers
Dr Seuss graphics, Silhouette

Sorry For Your Loss~

Unfortunately I needed a sympathy card for a friend.

And it’s the type of friend that I simply could not just go buy one, but I need to make it.

Luckily I had Crate Paper’s Maggie Holmes Style Board collection spread out in front of me, so I chose the pieces that seemed pretty yet peaceful.

My card~

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I used a sheet of kraft paper for the base to cut the doily gate fold card.

I altered the second inside piece to simply fit the base of the card.

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I then layered several of the vellum and ephemera flower pieces.

A close up~

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I added a few sequins and used ribbon and twine to close the card.

Simple, but heartfelt.

I used~
Kraft Paper, Crate Paper Maggie Holmes Style Board Paper, Vellum, Ephemera, Papertrey Ink Twine, Ribbon, Teresa Collins Sequins
Nina Brackett Fanciful Tags Stamps
Doily Gate Fold Card from Alaa’K in the Silhouette Store

Instant Fun~

I got a new instant camera today and wanted to play around with it.

My new camera~

Instant-Fun-All

He he.

Okay, I made me a new camera today.

Isn’t it cute?

It’s from Lettering Delights and cut with my Silhouette.

I used DCWV’s Sunday Afternoon Stack which is not only filled with cute prints, but it’s also a perfect weight for 3D projects.

A close up~

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Instant-Fun-Close-Back

And guess what?

This camera is SO much cheaper than the others I was looking at.

I used~

Sunday Afternoon

DCWV Sunday Afternoon Stack, Vintage Collector Epoxy Labels
Lettering Delights Retro Camera File

2013 December Daily December 16th & 17th~

Busy, busy days here as we get closer to the BIG day.

Monday was my Mom’s birthday. Yippee!!

December 16th~
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Not only did we go out to dinner, but Hartly and I made her a cake.

We made an old family favorite, Cinnamon Cake.

Don’t tell, but the kids all had a piece for breakfast. Yum.

I decided to jump on the trendy deer bandwagon and made a filler page for my album using the wood grain paper.

My deer page~

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On the opposite side was a wonderful star sequin print that just begged to be paired with actual stars.

My star shaker page~

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To contain all those stars I used a strip of 1/4″ Scor-tape.

And guess who made her third trip to Bevell’s to see the trains?

December 17th~

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Hmmmm….I wonder how many times she can talk someone into taking her?

Silly girl.

But, I guess that’s what the Christmas Season is all about.

Enjoying the little things that make Christmas so magical.

Like toy train displays.

The pages together~

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I used~
Studio Calico December Daily Kit, October Afternoon Very Merry Kit, Studio Calico Stars, Glitz Finnley Patterned Deer Image

Spreading A Little Christmas Cheer~

Have I mention I got a Button Machine?

Let me tell you I love it.

It’s not just me, but the kids as well.

Last Saturday while it poured outside, Hartly and I had the best time making flair buttons.

And boy, did we make buttons!

Every time I thought we were done, I’d hear “Let’s do it again Mommy!”

So, we did.

My Santas~

Christmas-Cards

His reindeer~

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We had so much fun that we decided it was best to spread a little Christmas cheer to our friends.

Or at least our friends whose addresses we had.

I made a simple vintage postcard using some printables found on Pinterest to accompany them.

Now what should we make next?

There’s rain in this weekend’s forecast too.

I used~
White Cardstock to print the Vintage Deer and Santa
Silhouette Images for the Flair made with my American Button Machine:
Santa, Finnely Patterned Deer, Santa, Santa’s Coming, Reindeer Merry & Bright

For You My Deer~

While working on my December Daily I came across this little guy .

While I used the negative space for my mini album I thought wouldn’t he look cute on a gift bag?

My gift bag~

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I used the wood grain paper from DCWV’s Christmas Memories Stack to cut the base image twice allowing me to pop dot the layers.

I then decided to be brave and grabbed the Burlap Paper Stack and my brand new Spellbinders dies to cut a burlap base.

I have to tell you that my Cuttlebug and I are not the best of friends.

Maybe it’s because it has sat on the shelf for so long unused and unloved.

But, it cut perfectly! Yippee!

A close up~

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I added another layer of cream and gold snowflake paper and a few gold sequins just for fun.

And now I know Travis will get at least one buck this year. He he.

I used~

Christmas Memories

DCWV Christmas Memories Stack, The Burlap Paper Stack
Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Diamonds, Kelly Purkey Gold Sequins, October Afternoon Daily Flash Stamps, Muslin Bag
Finnley Patterned Deer Image cut at 4.5″ wide

Here Comes Santa Claus~

And the Silhouette Blog wants us to be ready.

This week’s challenge is to create gift wrap elements with your Silhouette.

So, I went all out.

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I started with the Hero Arts Santa With Presents image and used it to create my patterned wrapping paper.

This was done by first filling him in with a color.

As you can see I chose black.

I then removed the cut lines and used the Fill Page feature.

My wrapped gift~

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I cut a larger image for the topper and used the offset feature to create my red background.

My final element is a matching flair badge.

A close up~

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For instructions on how to make it, please visit Under A Cherry Tree.

As Jin explains it so much better than I could ever dream of.

Now that I have my gift wrapping down, I guess I need to start on the shopping part.

How many days until Santa shows up?

Yikes!

I used~
DCWV The Christmas Basics Stack
Kraft Paper, American Crafts Twine, Button Maker
Hero Arts Image from the Silhouette Store

What Does The Fox Say?

Yes, I have jumped on the bandwagon.

How could I not after seeing the adorable fox graphics over at Lettering Delights?

The only problem is I get so confused when I go to order.

Do I want the graphics or the cut files or both?

I’ve purchased several of their collections, but I’ve yet to use them.

So, it was Jin over at Under A Cherry Tree to my rescue.

Seriously, if you need help check out her blog.

It is fantastic!!

I followed her step by step tutorials which I’ve listed below to take my Lettering Delights purchases and actually put them to use.

I started by figuring out how to print them and then use my Silhouette to cut the outer edge.

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It worked! Yippee!

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So, I tempted fate and tried again.

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Once I had my images printed and cut I decided to make a card for the Big Kids.

My card~

Fox

I thought the colors from DCWV Sweet Tangerine Stack matched perfectly with my fox and I added a bit of sparkle with the glitter paper.

A close up~

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I used pop dots to lift the top portion of my fox off the card base and sprinkled a few enamel dots for a bit more color and dimension.

I will be away this weekend, so I plan to leave this out on the counter for Ashlyn and Holden to find when they get home from school.

I have a feeling they’ll love it.

Especially since Hartly breaks into song and dance each time she sees it.

He he he.

I used~

Sweet Tangerine
DCWV Sweet Tangerine Stack, The Basics Stack and The Glitter Basics Stack
White Cardstock, My Mind’s Eye Enamel Dots, American Crafts Twine
Lettering Delights What Does The Fox Say? SVG Files

Under A Cherry Tree Silhouette Studio Tutorial: Print-and-Cut Basics
Under A Cherry Tree Video Tutorial: How to cut an LD SVG with Silhouette Studio Designer Edition