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Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Happy Wednesday Crafty friends,

It's my turn to share on the Pazzles Craft Room site today. So I decided to share a pretty but easy card you can make in no time at all!

For my card I used the Fancy Floral Frame cut file I found in the craft room. When I saw it, I thought...what a gorgeous file. The finished card size is 5 x 6.5.  I sized the frame a quarter inch smaller than the base. I wondered how it would cut and was not disappointed. It cut beautifully. Pazzles craft room files are all in the native .wpc pazzles format as well as the .svg format. So even if you don't own the Pazzles machine, having a subscription to the craft room is still a fantastic value. You have access to THOUSANDS of files for your crafting!

I then turned to my In the Moment stamp set. I used my Versamark Ink Pad  to stamp the flourished frame and then used some Stampendous Jeweled Gold Embossing Powder and heat set it. I then stamped the sentiment with my Cashmere Ink Pad.  I cut the sentiment out and then used some foam tape under it to give it a little lift.

I then added a bow and a Prima flower from my stash. The green mat and the colored mat under the frame are patterned papers from the DCWV Dear Jane Stack. The base was Colonial White Cardstock. I finished it off with some pearls from the Paper Studio.  The card doesn't have too much on it as I really wanted the frame to be the focal point of the card, it is such a beautiful file. This card came together fast and beautifully!

Supplies Used
Foam Tape
Gold Trimmed Ribbon From My Stash
Prima Flower

Be sure to head over to the Pazzles craft room and check out all the wonderful files. If you are thinking about getting an electronic die cut machine, then seriously think about the Pazzles Inspiration Vue. You can get 
it for as little as $99 down!!!
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Well, that about covers it for today crafty friends. As always, thank you so much for stopping by 

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Happy Tuesday crafty friends,
Hope those here in the states had a great holiday weekend. It was a busy weekend with celebrating Memorial Day as well as Shavuot. Thanking God for the blessing of the Holy Spirit our Comforter as well as the blessing of so many men and women who have fought for our freedom and liberties.  With the season also comes the wrapping up of the school year which means a lot of graduations!  So I am going to share a few projects through out the week here. Let’s get started.

Here’s a look at my completed card. The papers are from the DCWV Edumacation Stack. The base is from Kraft cardstock. I started by using the card basics cut file kit from . I cut the base out of the kraft cardstock. I cut the zigzag frame and one of the mats in some golden yellow cardstock. I then cut one of the other mats in white cardstock and then the other in some fun school print paper from the DCWV Edumacation stack papers. The card base is also covered by that same print and then underneath the zigzag frame I have a piece of diagonal pinstripe red paper from the same Edumacation Stack.

I used the Hooray It’s Your Day Digi Printable from I simply printed it out the finished colored png. I added some Golden Rod Stickles to some of the dots for a little extra, but understated bling.

Hooray it’s your day digital printable set. On sale this week. 
PLUS spend $5 and get an additional 50% off!

Card Basics zigzag cut file set. On sale this week too!

Here’s a closer look at the little banner with a button and some twine from the Twinery. The apple print paper is also from the DCWV Edumacation Stack. In this shot you can also see some of the gold stickles I used for the dots.

Here’s a view of it opened. You can see the edge of the zigzag cut perfectly. I threaded some ribbon through the zigzag frame and then added a fun bow. Easy peasy!

Again, one last look at the finished card. 

Don’t forget, has several fun graduation celebration files on sale this week. Plus Spend $5 and get an additional 50% when you use code PCW50! A great value.

Supplies Used
DCWV Edumacation Paper Stack
Pazzles Inspiration Vue Machine
Hooray it’s your day Digital Printable
Gold Cardstock
Goldenrod Stickles
Twine from the Twinery
Misc. Ribbon and button

Be sure to stop back by tomorrow as I share another card. A pretty one. Here’s a sneak peek

As always, thank you so much for stopping by and sharing your crafty time with me. It is sincerely appreciated as is your kind comments.

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Monday, May 11, 2015

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Happy Monday Crafty Friends, 
Hope you had a wonderful weekend and that your weekend included some crafty time. This week over at the Pazzles Craft room blog we are having a theme week. This week’s theme is our Favorite Things. We were tasked with using and or incorporating our favorite things for crafting.  It wasn’t hard for me to think about this at all. As my favorite craft tool….HANDS DOWN is my Pazzles Inspiration Vue! This machine literally changed my craft focus and direction. So let’s get to  my project.
GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERAHere is my finished project. It is a scrapbook layout featuring three of my six beautiful nieces. Now to create this layout, I started with one of the main components and reasons why I love my Pazzles Inspiration….The Software. With the software, you can layout your project completely, before you cut a single thing. You can even add your pictures in to size them and figure out the perfect size to print them out.

Here is what I mean.   This is a screen shot of what the layout looks like in the software. You can add all of your elements, move them around and resize them. You can also edit elements quickly and easily to help create the finished look. As you can see by this screen shot, you can even add in your pictures and move it around just like any other element. I even try to play with colors so that I can get somewhat of a visual idea of what colors or color scheme to use for my layout.

For My layout, I combined elements from these three cut and paste layout files that Pazzles offered for National Scrapbook Day FREE! As you build your library of files, you can open up and copy and paste different elements from different projects to use again and again! Following are some close up shots of the details.

Here is a closer look at some of the arrows. I also created the Forever title and used the top portion of one of the tags from the My Family layout

Here’s a closer look at the sun and heart die cuts. I also added some clear gems that I lightly colored with one of my alcohol markers.

I added this cute ribbon by using elements from the Life is good layout. The colored hearts were from the same DCWV Chick Chat Stack.

Here is a closer look at the Sisters Banner. I used the banner elements from the A Dreamy Day layout but for the banner base, I added a strip and welded them together.

Here is a closer look at the background mat. I resized it and you can see how beautifully and accurately it cut the little circles.

Here is one last look at the layout. Again, all of the vibrant papers are from the DCWV Chick Chat Stack.

Supplies Used
Craft Room Cut N' Paste Sketches:
Dreamy Day, Life Is Good and My Family
ALL FREE Files from Pazzles for National Scrapbook Day!
Blue Bazzil Cardstock
Don’t forget to head over to the Pazzles Craft Room and grab all the freebies just click the home button and then scroll down to the different blog posts to grab each freebie. Plus you will want to stop by Pazzles each day to check out what each designer used for their “My Favorites” theme this week!
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 As always, thank you so much for stopping by and sharing your crafty time with me. Be sure to stop back by tomorrow for another crafty project. Until then,

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