Thursday, September 20, 2012

Winged Angel

Hey everyone!!

I hope you are having a super day!! Well, I had the chance to play a little in my Art "studio" LOL. It was really nice to be able to just have some fun and do something "just because"...

I have a dear friend, Gigi, that sent me an email with a new (at least to me) technique that I wanted to try...and believe me...Gigi is an encourager **cough, cough** enabler **cough, cough** LOL!!!! Buuuutttttttt, I am thankful for her showing this to me!!! LOL

I played around with a file of mine to get the technique down...and then I played with an Angel that I got from Rob at ScrappyDew. I hope you will take the time to visit his shop...he has some awesome files and he sends out a freebie in his newsletter, HOW COOL IS THAT??!!!!????? His design team The Dewettes, does an amazing job showing off his fantastic files!!

Anywho... I took his Fall Angel file and played a little...I used my Silver Bullet Professional cutter that I got from Sherri at That's Scrap, Inc with my click blade holder, the 45 degree blade and my original holder with the 30 degree fabric blade (also from That's Scrap, Inc.) to cut the Angel and wings out. Used SCAL for the software to send the cut to my Silver Bullet...such an awesome combination!!!!!

For the White Card:
The Angel is cut from WorldWin ColorMates Smooth and Silky Cardstock that I purchased from Tyler at All That Jazz Supplies. This is an awesome card stock to cuts like a hot knife through butter...yum-my!!! The main card for the card base is Bazzill Swiss Dot 12x12...the wings are cut from basic white tissue and layered behind for the "feathery" look...I used this file as a Christmas Angel...the stamps I used (don't remember who made them - sorry) are some that I've had for a couple of years and I stamped them with VersaMark Ink and used Perfect Pearls over the ink and added some sticky back pearls from my stash to her dress and hair...sooooooo, here she is....
 what do you think??? Oh, the's cutting part of the image from the original card itself and then having the layers of tissue "popping" out from behind, so that it is a dimensional card!! LOL

I did another one, more in keeping with the "Fall Angel" theme originally intended for the file...same basic concept...I used SCAL again to send the cut to my Silver Bullet Professional cutter...used gold tissue for the wings, a basic shape in SCAL (leaf) and cut those from a coffee filter, colored those with distress inks, a pumpkin from basic shapes cut from orange mulberry paper, and various other papers from my stash...

wellllllll.....that's all for today!!!

So a great big THANK YOU to my friend, Gigi, for sharing this with me!!!!!

I thank you for stopping by and maybe, just maybe, you will visit again soon!!!

Until then, I hope you have a blessed and creative day!!!


Monday, September 17, 2012


Hi All!

I just wanted to let you know who the winner of the hop is, and since Penny tells it with such excitement and I thought I could never do any better...I copied it from her blog (with her permission, of course!!):

Sooooo.....I'm bbbbaaaccckkkkk.... ;)  But it's for HAPPY HAPPY news!!! We came to then end of our 2 week That's Scrap Fabric Blade Blog Hop....ended Saturday night at 11:59.......and we had lots of chatter and some entries........So then it came to decide on a winner........and was SO HARD TO DO!!!! So...just to show you JUST HOW AMAZING Sherri at That's Scrap Inc. is.....This is what she has done.........The winner is.......

The following people have been named

Gigi Gleason - No blog

Yeppers...You read that right...Sherri was SO impressed with what you ladies created with the Fabric Blade and your cutters that she refused to choose and named EACH OF YOU 1ST PLACE WINNERS......And for that would you like to know the prize!!!!!????  

EACH of you will receive a $25.00 Gift Certificate from 

How COOL is that!!! Yahoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo........CONGRATULATIONS LADIES!!!!!! And THANK YOU so much for participating in the blog hop!!!!!

Now if anyone would like to see their awesome creations you're most welcome to come on over to the Silver Bullet Cutters Facebook Page and take a look.......  and you're also invited to join the Silver Bullet Face Book Page.
 Thanks for sharing in the excitement with us!!! And CONGRATULATIONS AGAIN ladies!!!!!  I want to THANK YOU for stopping by and wish you all a VERY blessed week!!!!
I want to add my congratulations to all four of you, you have done a fabulous job with your creations! Thank you for you participation!!

Thank you for stopping by and spending some time with me and I hope to see you again soon!
Wishing you a blessed and creative day!
Until later,


Monday, September 10, 2012

Looking for blood...

Hi all!

I hope everyone is enjoying the That's Scrap Inc. Fabric Blade blog hop! If you're looking for that post, click on the badge at the right and it will take you to it. 

Now for today's goodies...I have been playing around with a few things...trying to come up with a card for someone that LOVES Halloween!! I wanted to do something out of the ordinary...nothing cutesy here!

I started out cutting some basic shapes from SCAL (Sure Cuts A Lot) on my Silver Bullet Professional cutter that can be purchased from Sherri at That's Scrap, Inc. (SUCH an awesome machine, by the way)

I used the My Minds Eye Haunted 6x6 paper pad...really like this one, kinda modern but also has a slight retro feel as well. Layered those onto the front of the card and thought...ummm, well, what now?!? I wanted it to have a kinda creepy feel this is where my journey to find some blood came from...

I wanted something on my card front that would look like actual blood...yeah, I know, I'm weird! I started playing with different things and low & behold...I MADE BLOOD!!!!!!!! bwahahahahaha...soooooo, I found that if you take these two ingredients
you can create something that looks amazingly real!!

I will share a few pics with you of some of the components that I'm thinking about using for the card I'm in the process of creating. I can't show the finished card, because I would like it to be a surprise for the recipients... really looks like blood dripping down the card front!!!!! AND it will stay that way, doesn't flatten out and keeps looking like fresh, red blood! Can you tell I'm soooooo excited by this?!? I'm sure someone else has already figured this one out, but to me, it's all new!!!
He looks like he's just finished his dinner....BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
Like I said, it is an unfinished card...but I'm sure you get the idea. I just mixed, in an old nail polish bottle, some of the Triple Thick and a few drops of the Barn Door reinker, until I had the color I wanted and kinda dripped it onto the card in various places...and voila, instant bleeding card!

I'm also thinking about all of the different colors that could be made and what could be done with those!! I will have to play around some more...awwww, that's such a shame...HAVING to create...I guess I will have to put myself into crafting detention!! LOL

If you use this, I would really like to see your take on it! Send me pics or a link to a blog post. If you have any suggestions or comments, please leave them...I love getting feedback!

Thanks for stopping by and taking a few minutes out of your day to visit with me. I hope to see you again soon! I wish you a blessed and creative day!!!!!

Until later,

Saturday, September 1, 2012

That's Scrap - Fabric Blade Blog Hop

Hi all!

So glad you stopped by...if you have come from Elizabeth's blog, then you are on the right track. If you just happened here, then please start at Penny's blog because I really wouldn't want you to miss any of the fantastic creations that they are offering for inspiration!

We will be using our Silver Bullet Professional Cutters in combination with the 30 Degree Fabric Blade we obtained from Sherri at That's Scrap Inc. We felt it would be fun to use this not so well known blade...and give you some FUN ways it can be used to create cool projects!!! You can use whatever cutter you own...and if your blade holders use the Roland TYPE blades...the 30 Degree Fabric Blade should work in your holder... so you can play along. If you don't have your 30 Degree Fabric Blade from Sherri at That's Scrap Inc...head on over to her store and order yours so she can get it sent out to you and then get to having some FUN!

Each of the Bloggers (6 in all) have created their own project to offer inspiration for you to create a project and post on the Silver Bullet Facebook Page  for a chance to win a Gift Certificate to That's Scrap Inc.

Here's mine...are you ready...????


 Did ya know you could cut tissue paper??? Yep, yep,'s fun to do as well!!

You will see from some of my pics that the colors look slightly need to adjust your screen and NO, you aren't going color blind...teehee...I changed my mind on the colors and decided to go more traditional. So some pics have purple paper and some have green!

Now for the TON of pics...
The words and the solid ornament shape are cut from a text weight paper that has a sheen and texture, the gold is tissue (video after the pics) and the snowflake & ornament with the cutout are silver tissue paper.

Closer pics...

Now for the color change and card pics...

tadaa!!! for the technical parts...
Items I used:
1) 30 Degree Fabric Blade from Sherri at That's Scrap Inc 
2) Silver Bullet Professional Cutter also from Sherri with the original holder
3) Gold & Silver tissue paper
4) Various cardstock / text weight papers
5) spray adhesive
6) Glossy Accents
7) Transparency Sheet
8) Ribbon 
9) Lattice 24 File from Monica
10) Stickles - Stardust - by Ranger
11) Ornament file from here
12) brayer

To cut the tissue paper, make sure to smooth it down onto your cutting mat. It's very important to have a good adhesion between the tissue and the mat. So after making sure that it is as smooth as possible, brayer it down. 

I used my Silver Bullet Professional cutter to cut all of the elements for my card. You can use whatever cutter you have, as long as it takes a Roland type blade it will use the 30 Degree Fabric Blade from Sherri. My settings were Velocity of 550 and Force of 25 for the tissue paper using the original holder and the fabric blade. (ornaments & lattice background)

I cut the text weight paper using a 45 Degree blade from Sherri and a Velocity of 700 Force of 53 with the original holder. (words and solid ornament) 

After a couple of failed attempts to adhere the tissue lattice background to the brain FINALLY kicked in...'bout time! Spray (lightly) the piece of cardstock that your tissue is going on with the spray adhesive. If you take the tissue lattice cutout, place it face up on the counter/table top and smooth a piece of transparency/acetate sheet over it, it will create a static cling effect, making it possible to transfer it rather smoothly onto your cardstock and Voila!!

Now it's your turn to play with the 30 Degree Fabric Blade and some tissue paper!! Create anything you would like, as long as you use the fabric blade, tissue paper and your cutter. 

Once you've completed your project(s) go on over to the Silver Bullet Facebook Page and post your entries into this photo album: That's Scrap Fabric Blade Blog Hop

Be sure to indicate which Blog you are submitting your creation from and your name!!! The Hop will continue for 2 weeks......Beginning September 1st......and ending September 15th with a winner being announced on September 16th! 

Remember, to be in the drawing: 
1) You must leave a comment on each blog 
2) You must complete at least 1 project  (your interpretations) 
3) You must post a photo of your completed project(s) in the Silver Bullet Facebook Photo Album

Good Luck!!!

Next blog on the hop is Rachellann...

Start Here -
Elizabeth -
Lisa Howell -  <<<<<<<ME
Rachellann -
Rhonda -
Mary Kobe -

Thank you for taking some time out of your day to visit with me! I hope to see you again soon...

I wish you a blessed and creative day.

until later...