Sunday, March 30, 2014

Sleepy Boy

Hello, Friends!  And welcome to another challenge at SBC.  This week the design team each chose a different digi from A Day For Daisies to feature on their cards.  We combined our images while using a previous SBC challenge format.

SBC Challenge Format:  Say It With Words
Digi:  A Day For Daisies
Sentiment:  DoodlePantry

A2 sized card = 5.5" x 4.25"

Mat 1 (black) = 5.5" x 4.25"
Mat 2 (star pattern) = 5.25" x 4"
Mat 3 (black) = 4" x 3.25"
Mat 4 (red pattern) = 3.75" x 3"
Mat 5 (sentiment border) =  5" x 1.5"

Sentiment = from DoodlePantry
Sleepy Boy = from A Day For Daisies.  Sized at 3.6" x 1.6".  Colored with colored pencils.  Image is mounted with foam tape.

Inside of Card

Inside of Card:
Mat 1 (black) = 5" x 3.75"
Mat 2 (star pattern) = 4.75" x 3.5"
Mat 3 (red pattern) = 4.5" x 3.25"
Mat 4 (white) = 4.25" x 3"
Sleepy Boy = 1" x .455".  Image from A Day For Daisies.

Thank you for visiting my blog today!

~ Marilyn

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Wedding Champagne Glasses

Hello, Friends!  I spent Sunday afternoon with my DIL Ashley making these beautiful champagne glasses.  Ashley is a bridesmaid for a friend's upcoming wedding.  We found lots of examples on Pinterest and almost all were priced at  $12 per glass.

Ashley went to a local discount store and picked the glasses up.  I found a free dress design on a Facebook Silhouette group and together we were able to make the glasses at around $3.50 each.  We were able to bypass using vinyl and opted instead to use Square1.  Using Square1 we colored the dresses in navy and the bows in yellow to match the actual bridesmaid dresses.  Then we just printed and cut once - sooooooo much easier over vinyl folks!  All in one layer that applied easily on the glass.


  • Glasses - 6 glasses from discount store, approximately $1 each
  • Square1 - two sheets, around $2 a sheet (8.5" x 11")
  • Dress Designs - free.  Found on Silhouette Facebook group.  Sized at 2.5" in height.
  • Swirls - .50 cent design purchased from Silhouette store.  Design #42085 Swirls set of 7 made by Miss Kate's Cuttables.
  • Font for initials - Alex Brush, sized at 45.1 pt.

Wedding Champagne Glasses

Saturday, March 22, 2014

A Hundred Hearts

Welcome Friends!  And welcome Spring!  Makes my heart happy.   Here's a card I made using the Sketch posted on the SBC Facebook Page.   I made this card using my Silhouette Cameo.  My tip: If using Silhouette, design and save your card layout to enable re-use of your creation. 

  • Sketch:  SBC Facebook
  • Designer Paper:  Silhouette
  • Ribbon:  Michael's
  • Sentiment:  unknown author

A2 sized card = 5.5" x 4.25"

Starting with the SBC FB Sketch, I created an outline and layout of how I wanted my card.

SBC Facebook Sketch

Snapshot of my Silhouette mat and layout prior to printing and cutting
I used banners found in the Silhouette store and color-filled them using the basic colors found in the Silhouette software.  I always save an image of how the final card should look on the left (off of the cutting mat).  That way, if I ever want to make this card again, I'll know how it should look when finished.   Designing your card this way produces a Print and Cut version that can easily be reproduced (handy when making cards for OWH).

Top layer is one piece and attached using foam tape.  Edges were inked using Tim Holtz Faded Jeans Distress Ink.

Inside of Card
Inside of card is just one layer as well.  All printed and cut on the Silhouette.

Thank you for stopping by today!  ~ Marilyn

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Just Keep Swimming

Hello, Friends!  Marilyn here with a scrapbook layout.  I created this underwater scene using images from Miss Kate's Cuttables and a couple of Internet images that were traced.  My tip:  Use the Print and Cut feature on your Silhouette to make your images.  

 The fish, water bubbles, waves and title are all from Miss Kate's Cuttables.  Import the PNG images into your Silhouette program, then trace.  You will be left with a Print and Cut image that can be re-sized to fit your project.

The scuba diver was found with an internet search.  I imported the image and traced, creating a print and cut image.

Seaweed images were also found with an internet search.  They are all the same image, just re-sized and flipped.  Seaweed was printed on Square1.
Stickles were added to water bubbles.  Edges of images were inked using Tim Holtz Faded Blue Jeans Distress Ink.

Thank you for visiting my blog today!

~ Marilyn

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God

Hello, Friends.  We just completed the first week of Lent 2014.  I found this word art on Word Art Wednesday website (Jan 8, 2014).  It was so lovely and just happened to be my goal this Lent - to seek God's Kingdom first.

A2 sized card = 5.5" x 4.25"

Sentiment = from Word Art Wednesday.  Sentiment mat mounted with foam tape.

Cross = found with Internet search.  
Designer paper = digital paper from Doodle Pantry

Inside of Card

Card Sketch from Operation Write Home - Sketch #215

Thank you for visiting today!  ~ Marilyn

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Lucky in Love

Hello, Friends!   The challenge this week at Scrapbook Blessings Club is to create a card using a border or corner punch.  All the members of the design team will also be featuring digi stamps from Meljen's Designs.   My tip for you is this:  Take photos of your cards in natural light if possible.

  • Digi Stamp:  Meljen's Designs
  • Challenge:  Use corner or border punch on your card

    A2 sized card = 5.5" x 4.25"

Card Recipe:
  • Mat 1 (light green) = 5.5" x 4.25".  Card stock from Michaels.
  • Mat 2 (medium green pattern) = 5.5" x 4.25".  Digital paper created with PhotoShop Elements and imported into Silhouette.  Corners punched with Martha Stewart corner punch.
  • Mat 3 (darker green pattern) = 5.25" x 4".  Digital paper created with PhotoShop Elements and imported into Silhouette.
  • Mat 4 (medium green pattern border) = 5.25" x .5".  Digital paper created with PhotoShop Elements and imported into Silhouette.
  • Shamrock Bear = digi stamp from Meljen's Designs.  Colored with colored pencils.  Fussy cut with Silhouette.   Two bears cut and attached to each other to give image some depth.  Glitter pen used on buckle of hat and on gold pieces.  Sized at 3".
Inside of Card

Inside of Card:
  • Mat 1 (medium green pattern) = 5" x 3.75".  Digital paper created with PhotoShop Elements and imported into Silhouette.
  • Mat 2 (darker green pattern) = 4.75" x 3.5".  Digital paper created with PhotoShop Elements and imported into Silhouette.
  • Mat 3 (white) = 4.5" x 3.25".
  • Shamrock and gold pieces = digi stamp selections from Shamrock Bear.  Colored with colored pencils.

Thank you for joining me today.  As always, comments are welcomed and appreciated!

~ Marilyn