Wizarding World of Harry Potter Layouts

Have I told you lately how much I love the fact that I can now cut SVG files?  I started trying to scrapbook our trip to Universal Studios last year and was beside myself not knowing what to do because of the lack of die cuts out there to fit my themes.  So I put it all aside.  But now that I have the new Cricut Explore and can cut SVG's I'm getting those pictures scrapped.

This weekend I worked on our pictures from the Harry Potter ride.  For these layouts I used files from My Little Scraps of Heaven, Miss Kate Cuttables and Cricut.

On these pages the train is from Miss Kate and the other cuts are from Little Scraps of Heaven  For the sign post and the legs on my table I ran them through my Cuttlebug so as to give them a little bit of a wooden type texture.

The cuts on these pages are part of the Spellbound Wizards collection from Little Scraps of Heaven.

On these pages I used cuts from Little Scraps of Heaven and the castle from one of the Disney Princess cartridges.  I wanted to keep with the black/gray look so I didn't cut the various pieces to complete the castle.

And these cute little dragons are from Miss Kate Cuttables.  And thus completes the Harry Potter portion of our trip to Universal.  Now I can't wait to go back and explore the new sections that they have opened and are getting ready to open this Summer.

McD's Hamburgler Layout

So my son is a manager at McDonald's and while he and his girlfriend were visiting a store elsewhere they had a couple of the characters there for some promotion gimmick they were doing.  Well I guess she talked him in to having his picture taken - after all it's only fitting right?

I just happened to come across the picture - gotta love social media sometimes - and downloaded it right away.  The timing was perfect too because I had been eyeing this cut file titled "I'm Loving It" over at Treasure Box Designs but could never justify purchasing it because I don't really eat at McDonald's.  Not that there's anything wrong with it but I strive to eat a healthier diet than that, LOL.

But I digress.  Seeing this picture was the perfect incentive I needed to buy the cut file and put it to use.  As a surprise I created this layout and put it in a 12 x 12 frame for him.  Of course, being a guy it's not that big a deal and I'm willing to bet his girlfriend loved it more than he did.  Oh well, it's the thought that counts and while he's probably thinking that's nice, one day he'll really appreciate it.

I also used my Cricut for the arrow, but can't remember which cartridge and that M that's the perfect McDonald's logo M - well that I found on Dafont.com.  It's called Mclawsuit.

He Is Risen

Happy Friday everyone.  Today is another card challenge day over at Cardz TV and today's challenge is to create a card for Easter.  

For my card I chose to use this beautiful cut file from Kadoodle Bug Designs called He Is Risen.  Before putting the pieces together though I decided to "rough" up the edges of my cross a little bit using my Tim Holtz paper distresser.  For my sentiment, I cut a second cloud out of my paper, stamped it using the Happy Days stamp set from Cardz TV Stamps and then adhered it up  in the top corner of the card.

And now that you've seen my take on this week's challenge be sure to create your own card, link up at Cardz TV and play along with us for your chance to win a set of Cardz TV Stamps.  But first be sure to check out the other beautiful projects our design team created for your this week.

I can't wait to see what you create........

Mini Easter Basket Buddies

We have a group of ladies at work that are participating in a secret pal swap and for the holidays I like to craft and since I can't make surprises for my secret pal without giving away my identity I make surprises for the entire group.  For Easter I found this adorable set of basket buddies over at Treasure Box Designs.  The file actually has 8 different designs but I chose to use only 3 of them for this purpose.

Being new to the SVG world and realizing how tricky it can be to gauge how big to cut some of these files I decided to try cutting these with the box size at a width of 10" and it provided a perfect size box.  The heads I cut (with the pieces all still grouped together) around 8" x 6".

The Happy Easter sentiment you see stamped on my tags (also included with the files) is from the Cardz TV Stamps set Going in Circles.

Read Me A Story

Happy Wednesday everyone.  Today I have a quick and simple one page layout to share with you.  This is yet another layout created using SVG files from Kadoodle Bug Designs. Are you beginning to get a sense for how much I love her designs?

Dr. Seuss holds a lot of memories for me.  Not only from my childhood but that of my children as well.  So any files I have found have made their way in to my collection.  One of these days I need to start going back through our old photo albums and pull out pictures to scrapbook now that I have all of these fun toys. Who knows what gems I might find that I forgot.....

Blog Candy Winner

Many thanks to everyone who was kind enough to stop by my blog this weekend and bless me with your words of encouragement and kindness regarding my card.  And big thanks to those of you who liked my work enough to want to stay and follow along with me!

And now I would like to announce the winner of the Life's Little Blessings blog hop candy.

Congratulations to CA Scrapper who said:

Love your card, so cute! I am thankful every day that God brought my wonderful husband to me. I can't imagine my life without him.


I'll be getting in touch with you so that I can get your mailing address for sending out your prize.  

Life's Little Blessings

WooHoo!  Not only is it the start of the weekend but it's also time for a blog hop full of blessings. Today our Cardz TV Stamps design team will be sharing cards with you that feature the newly released County Your Blessings stamp set.  I gotta tell you this is one of my favorites.

My card was created using an SVG file that I purchased from Kadoodle Bug Designs.  As soon as I saw this adorable cut file I had to have it for this challenge.  

(EDIT:  I should have mentioned that this is the Maternity Gift Set file.  When you purchase this file from Kadoodle Bug Designs it has a cut specifically for this card.  I just used that file and cut it to the size I wanted in order to create this adorable card. The set also includes a gift tag and a photo frame.)

Before you hop along to our next stop on the blessings blog hop I do have some blog candy that I would like to give away.  I have a set of alpha snaps with the numbers 1 through 9 that I would like to share with one lucky winner. 

I've used these on some of my cards and other projects in place of brads and they're very easy to use.  All you have to do to be eligible to win is leave a comment telling me about a blessing for which you are thankful. That's it. You don't have to be a follower - but if you like what you see I'd love to have you follow me.  

On Monday morning, I will announce the winner on my blog so be sure to come back to see if it's you.

As for me, I feel very blessed because I have a loving Savior who loved me enough to lay His life down for me, a wonderful family who supports me in all I do and I have my health.  And I have my blog hopping pals like you to stop by and encourage me in my crafting.  It couldn't get much better than that.

Now then, if you came to my blog via Sharon you're on the right path.  If not be sure to start from the beginning with Mary and hop your way from beginning to end.  Mary will also be giving away two sets of stamps to one lucky commenter and blog follower.  I hear that some of our other ladies will have candy as well so be sure you read their blogs and follow directions they might post so that you can be eligible.

Thanks for stopping by and after you leave a comment hop on over to the next stop of our blessings hop and pay Jeri a visit.  

As for the rest of our team and line up.....it goes like this: