Wednesday, November 26, 2014

12 Days Of Christmas Blog Hop - Day 3

Blog Hop, Scrapbooking


Welcome to the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop - Day 3. So glad you came back to join us again!  I hope you continue to find lots of inspiration to get you ready for Christmas this year. There will be a new project posted each and every day by all the wonderful  amazing ladies in this hop. Also each day we will have a guest designer  or two for you to visit.

If you're following along the Christmas path, you should have found me by coming from Beth's blog.  If you're not sure or stumbled upon me by accident (thank you!!!) you can find the whole line-up at the end of this post.

12 days of Christmas blog hop, papercrafting, card making, scrapbooking

Today's project is actually a small gift tag I plan on using on one of my Christmas presents this year.  It's made with Quick Quotes paper and chalking inks, and some bling in the center of the flower for a little visual interest...quick and easy!

I have a giveaway of my own going for the next 12 days in addition to all the other awesome prizes!  Enter in the Rafflecopter widget below to have a chance at winning all THREE of these Smash*Books!  I'm sorry, but due to the US Postal Service being a little too greedy about international packages, I can only ship to a winner in the US or Canada.

K & Co, SmashBook, scrapbooking


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While you're here, please consider subscribing or following Scrap This Save That, so you won't miss any of the good stuff!  You can also join me on FacebookPinterestTwitterYouTube, and StumbleUpon.

Your next hop stop will be Denise's blog.  Just wait til you see what she has in store for you!  You'll find the whole line-up below in case you get lost.

GUEST DESIGNER - Anita - http://scrappyhappymommy.blogspot.ca

See Ya tomorrow!

Happy Scrapping! ~Amy E

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

12 Days Of Christmas Blog Hop - Day 2

Blog Hop, Scrapbooking


Welcome to the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop - Day 2. So glad you came back to join us again!  Thanks so much for all the sweet comments and words you all left yesterday!!  I hope you continue to find lots of inspiration to get you ready for Christmas this year. There will be a new project posted each and every day by all the wonderful  amazing ladies in this hop. Also each day we will have a guest designer  or two for you to visit.

If you're following along the Christmas path, you should have found me by coming from Beth's blog.  If you're not sure or stumbled upon me by accident (thank you!!!) you can find the whole line-up at the end of this post.

Scrapbook, papercraft, card making

Today's project is a super shiny glittery card.  The card uses products from Elizabeth Craft Designs.  I'll list the products used below the photos.  I have a tutorial I posted a couple of years ago showing how to use the Glitter Ritz product.  It's an amazing glitter that you can actually color and stamp on.  I've had so much fun with it over the years!

scrapbooking, Papercrafting, Card Making

Products used:

Elizabeth Craft Designs Silk Microfine Glitter, Cool Diamond
Scor-Pal Tape, 2.5 by 27-Yard
Elizabeth Craft Designs Mylar Shimmer Sheetz, Turquoise Gemstone
Elizabeth Craft Designs Designs-Merry Christmas Peel-Off Stickers, Black
BIC Mark-It permanent markers
Scotch Advanced Tape Glider (ATG)
Cuttlebug A2 Embossing Folder, Snowflakes


I have a giveaway of my own going for the next 12 days in addition to all the other awesome prizes!  Enter in the Rafflecopter widget below to have a chance at winning all THREE of these Smash*Books!  I'm sorry, but due to the US Postal Service being a little too greedy about international packages, I can only ship to a winner in the US or Canada.

K & Co, SmashBook, scrapbooking


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While you're here, please consider subscribing or following Scrap This Save That, so you won't miss any of the good stuff!  You can also join me on FacebookPinterestTwitterYouTube, and StumbleUpon.

Your next hop stop will be Denise's blog.  Just wait til you see what she has in store for you!  You'll find the whole line-up below in case you get lost.

GUEST DESIGNER - Jenny - http://crazyaboutcricut.blogspot.com/

See Ya tomorrow!

Happy Scrapping! ~Amy E
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Monday, November 24, 2014

12 Days Of Christmas Blog Hop - Day 1



Welcome to the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop - Day 1. This hop will take place  November 24th through December 5th and the new postings each day will be published by 8 am EST. This hop will be full of wonderful ideas and inspiration to get you on your way to creating all of those beautiful Christmas projects. This is an awesome way to get a lot of your Christmas cards and scrapbook layouts finished, home decorations completed, and maybe you'll even be inspired to create something using a new technique that you have never tried.  There will be a new project posted each and every day by all the wonderful  amazing ladies in this hop. Also each day we will have a guest designer or two for you to visit.

If you're following along the Christmas path, you should have found me by coming from Beth's blog.  If you're not sure or stumbled upon me by accident (thank you!!!) you can find the whole line-up at the end of this post.

Scrapbooking, Papercrafting, Box Card, Blog Hop

I made today's project a couple of weeks ago when I went to a card class at my local scrapbook store.  The cards came in a kit made by Quick Quotes.

Scrapbook, Papercraft, 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop

Although I have several Silhouette patterns, this is the first box card I've ever tried to make.  I think it came out pretty cute!  I added some Clear Wink of Stella to the white snowflakes to give them a little sparkle!

Scrapbook, Papercraft, 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop


I have a giveaway of my own going for the next 12 days in addition to all the other awesome prizes!  Enter in the Rafflecopter widget below to have a chance at winning all THREE of these Smash*Books!  I'm sorry, but due to the US Postal Service being a little too greedy about international packages, I can only ship to a winner in the US or Canada.

K & Co, SmashBook, scrapbooking


a Rafflecopter giveaway

While you're here, please consider subscribing or following Scrap This Save That, so you won't miss any of the good stuff!  You can also join me on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, YouTube, and StumbleUpon.

Your next hop stop will be Denise's blog.  Just wait til you see what she has in store for you!  You'll find the whole line-up below in case you get lost.


Happy Scrapping! ~Amy E

Friday, November 21, 2014

Free SVG Cutting Files

TGIF!!  And happy weekend!  Have you got any big plans?  I'm still kind of taking it easy and trying to get my blood pressure down!  But hopefully, our sweet contractor friend and my husband is going to start rebuilding our deck this weekend!  The old one is so bad it's about to fall off the side of the house!  I'll be sure to post some before and after pics when it's all done!

In the mean time, how about some freebies?!?!



FREE SVG FILES:

New file DAILY - 

Miss Kate Cuttables actually has a DAILY freebie every day of the week!  Totally sweet and generous! Today's free file is a set of four Christmas words.

New file every MONDAY - 

Little Scraps Of Heaven  You can access their freebies through their blog or their Facebook fan page.  This week's freebie is an adorable fuzzy little penguin in a hat!  They also are giving away a digi kit to go with it!


KaDoodle Bug Designs publishes new free files on Mondays and corresponding digi files on Tuesdays.   KaDoodle Bug is giving us a pumpkin kisses bear and a pumpkin tea mouse.  

New file every TUESDAY - 

Treasure Box Designs offers a new digital file every Tuesday.  They have some really cute stuff!.  This week, they're offering a sweet two super cute Christmas tags.

For those of you that own a Silhouette machine, don't forget that the Silhouette store has a free cutting file each Tuesday.  You need to download the free program to your computer (even if you don't own a Silhouette machine yet) to access the store.  Please keep in mind that the files aren't SVGs...they will only cut on a Silhouette brand machine, (SD, Cameo, or Portrait) so this will be a great option ONLY if you're planning to purchase (or already own) a Silhouette. You can download the free program HERE.   This week's freebie is a circular frame.

New file every FRIDAY - 

Designs on Cloud 9 They have adorable Teddy bears and other characters.  Lots of cuteness on this site! This week's freebie is a Happy Holidays Frame.

Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons offers a new free SVG file each Friday.  She even offers a newsletter subscription to remind you.    This week's freebie is a deer family.

My Scrap Chick offers a new file each Friday to her newsletter subscribers.  Click the link to subscribe. This week's freebie is an icy snowflake.

RANDOM days, but new files regularly - 

Birds Cards - is an awesome blog with all sorts of amazing freebies!  This week Bird is giving us three more Christmas cards.

SVG Cuts offers TONS of free files!  I believe they have said that there are over 200 of them available right now. Make sure to sign up for their newsletter too. Every time they send a newsletter, they include a new free file!  Their latest offering is a lace trimmed square.

Do you know of any other sites that offer free SVG files on a weekly basis?  Let me know in the comments.  I would love to add them to the list!

Need a Silhouette to cut out all this free goodness?

Silhouette Cameo Starter Bundle Kit 


Happy Scrapping! ~Amy E

Friday, November 14, 2014

FREE SVG Cutting Files!

Happy FRIDAY!!!  First and foremost, thank you SO MUCH to everyone who left sweet and encouraging words on my blog the other day about all my new health issues.  You guys are truly amazing and uplifting and encouraging.  It makes all the crappy stuff so much easier to take!!  So THANK YOU!!!!

Now how about some freebies?!?!


This little cutie is being offered for FREE by Little Scraps of Heaven Designs this week!  There's also a free kit of coordinating digi papers available!


FREE SVG FILES:


New file DAILY - 

Miss Kate Cuttables actually has a DAILY freebie every day of the week!  Totally sweet and generous! Today's free file is a Christmas bird.

New file every MONDAY - 

Little Scraps Of Heaven  You can access their freebies through their blog or their Facebook fan page.  This week's freebie is an adorable fuzzy little penguin in a hat!  They also are giving away a digi kit to go with it!


KaDoodle Bug Designs publishes new free files on Mondays and corresponding digi files on Tuesdays.   KaDoodle Bug is giving us a pumpkin kisses bear and a pumpkin tea mouse.  

New file every TUESDAY - 

Treasure Box Designs offers a new digital file every Tuesday.  They have some really cute stuff!.  This week, they're offering a sweet little boy looking through a window.

For those of you that own a Silhouette machine, don't forget that the Silhouette store has a free cutting file each Tuesday.  You need to download the free program to your computer (even if you don't own a Silhouette machine yet) to access the store.  Please keep in mind that the files aren't SVGs...they will only cut on a Silhouette brand machine, (SD, Cameo, or Portrait) so this will be a great option ONLY if you're planning to purchase (or already own) a Silhouette. You can download the free program HERE.   This week's freebie is a scrapbook layout ribbon.

New file every FRIDAY - 

Designs on Cloud 9 They have adorable Teddy bears and other characters.  Lots of cuteness on this site! This week's freebie is a set of 2 x 2 inch snow squares.

Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons offers a new free SVG file each Friday.  She even offers a newsletter subscription to remind you.    This week's freebie is a set of A2 card bases.

My Scrap Chick offers a new file each Friday to her newsletter subscribers.  Click the link to subscribe. This week's freebie is a set of snowflake layers.

RANDOM days, but new files regularly - 

Birds Cards - is an awesome blog with all sorts of amazing freebies!  This week Bird is giving us two Christmas card covers and a cool 3D ornament!

SVG Cuts offers TONS of free files!  I believe they have said that there are over 200 of them available right now. Make sure to sign up for their newsletter too. Every time they send a newsletter, they include a new free file!  Their latest offering is a lace trimmed square.

Do you know of any other sites that offer free SVG files on a weekly basis?  Let me know in the comments.  I would love to add them to the list!

Need a Silhouette to cut out all this free goodness?

Silhouette Cameo Starter Bundle Kit 


Happy Scrapping! ~Amy E

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

WOYWW 284 - Cards, Cards Everywhere!

Happy What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday!  Welcome to our weekly peek of crafter's desks all over the world!  It's so much fun to see what everyone is working on!



Sorry I've been away for a while.  I've really been neglecting my poor little blog the past few weeks.  I'm finally back to the doctor getting my neck injury taken care of (hopefully) and in the mean time, it's been discovered I have high blood pressure...high, as in a doctor sat with me for over half an hour just waiting to see if I was going to have a heart attack or a stroke first! And apparently now I have a thyroid problem too.  I guess your levels are supposed to be between 0.3 - 5.5 and mine was 56!!  so...ten times the highest number!    So...I've been ordered to lay around and be ZEN for a while so that all the new meds they've given me have time to kick in!  I feel like a pin cushion and a medicine cabinet all in one!

Okay...enough about me...you're here for my desk!  I went to a card class a few weeks ago and came away with tons of Fall and Christmas cards.  I'm going to be showing some in a few weeks for the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop I'm participating in.  Stay tuned for more on that.

I also have some goodies from my sweet friend Polly's store, PNW Crafts.  I can't wait to start feeling better so I can PLAY!!!

I've hidden the WOYWW badge/button on the desk as usual...let me know if you find it!!

Happy Scrapping! ~Amy E

Friday, November 7, 2014

Free SVG Files

Hi and Happy Friday!  Once again, it's been a crazy week!  Lots of doctor visits and another one today.  My blood pressure went a little insane and scared a bunch of doctors, so it's tests, tests, and more tests for me...yay.  Oh well...it's always fun to stump the doctors!  Haha!

So, how about some free cutting files?


I LOVE snowmen and this one from KaDoodle Bug Designs caught my eye this week!  What a cutie!




FREE SVG FILES:

New file DAILY - 

Miss Kate Cuttables actually has a DAILY freebie every day of the week!  Totally sweet and generous! Today's free file is a collection of Christmas trees.

New file every MONDAY - 

Little Scraps Of Heaven  You can access their freebies through their blog or their Facebook fan page.  This week's freebie is a pig with a pie.


KaDoodle Bug Designs publishes new free files on Mondays and corresponding digi files on Tuesdays.   KaDoodle Bug is giving us a wintery snowman.  

New file every TUESDAY - 

Treasure Box Designs offers a new digital file every Tuesday.  They have some really cute stuff!.  This week, they're offering a title that says, "Big Brother."

For those of you that own a Silhouette machine, don't forget that the Silhouette store has a free cutting file each Tuesday.  You need to download the free program to your computer (even if you don't own a Silhouette machine yet) to access the store.  Please keep in mind that the files aren't SVGs...they will only cut on a Silhouette brand machine, (SD, Cameo, or Portrait) so this will be a great option ONLY if you're planning to purchase (or already own) a Silhouette. You can download the free program HERE.   This week's freebie is a November title with pumpkins.

New file every FRIDAY - 

Designs on Cloud 9 They have adorable Teddy bears and other characters.  Lots of cuteness on this site! This week's freebie is a wreath with a candle.

Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons offers a new free SVG file each Friday.  She even offers a newsletter subscription to remind you.    This week's freebie is a set of Fall Phrases.

My Scrap Chick offers a new file each Friday to her newsletter subscribers.  Click the link to subscribe. This week's freebie is a Thankful for You card.

RANDOM days, but new files regularly - 

Birds Cards - is an awesome blog with all sorts of amazing freebies!  This week Bird is giving us a holly card cover.

SVG Cuts offers TONS of free files!  I believe they have said that there are over 200 of them available right now. Make sure to sign up for their newsletter too. Every time they send a newsletter, they include a new free file!  Their latest offering is a lace trimmed square.

Do you know of any other sites that offer free SVG files on a weekly basis?  Let me know in the comments.  I would love to add them to the list!

Need a Silhouette to cut out all this free goodness?

Silhouette Cameo Starter Bundle Kit 


Happy Scrapping! ~Amy E

Friday, October 31, 2014

Free SVG Files!

Happy Halloween!!!  I hope your ready with your spooky costume and bowls full of candy for all the little ghouls and goblins making their rounds tonight!  I always have so much fun seeing all the adorable kids in their costumes coming to our door!




Here's a free file from the Silhouette Store to get you all ready to make those cute Halloween pages from the photos you take tonight!


FREE SVG FILES:

New file DAILY - 

Miss Kate Cuttables actually has a DAILY freebie every day of the week!  Totally sweet and generous! Today's free file is a Merry & Bright phrase.

New file every MONDAY - 

Little Scraps Of Heaven  You can access their freebies through their blog or their Facebook fan page.  This week's freebie is a moose with a leaf chain.


KaDoodle Bug Designs publishes new free files on Mondays and corresponding digi files on Tuesdays.   KaDoodle Bug is giving us a mustache fox.  They're also including print and cut files this week!

New file every TUESDAY - 

Treasure Box Designs offers a new digital file every Tuesday.  They have some really cute stuff!.  This week, they're offering a super cute teddy bear with an Autumn leaf.

For those of you that own a Silhouette machine, don't forget that the Silhouette store has a free cutting file each Tuesday.  You need to download the free program to your computer (even if you don't own a Silhouette machine yet) to access the store.  Please keep in mind that the files aren't SVGs...they will only cut on a Silhouette brand machine, (SD, Cameo, or Portrait) so this will be a great option ONLY if you're planning to purchase (or already own) a Silhouette. You can download the free program HERE.   This week's freebie is a Happy Halloween Title

New file every FRIDAY - 

Designs on Cloud 9 They have adorable Teddy bears and other characters.  Lots of cuteness on this site! This week's freebie is a Pretty Flourish.

Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons offers a new free SVG file each Friday.  She even offers a newsletter subscription to remind you.    This week's freebie is a trio of trees.

My Scrap Chick offers a new file each Friday to her newsletter subscribers.  Click the link to subscribe. This week's freebie is a card that says, Blessed Beyond Measure."

RANDOM days, but new files regularly - 

Birds Cards - is an awesome blog with all sorts of amazing freebies!  This week Bird is giving us a Thanksgiving place card and pennant.

SVG Cuts offers TONS of free files!  I believe they have said that there are over 200 of them available right now. Make sure to sign up for their newsletter too. Every time they send a newsletter, they include a new free file!  Their latest offering is a lace frame.

Do you know of any other sites that offer free SVG files on a weekly basis?  Let me know in the comments.  I would love to add them to the list!

Need a Silhouette to cut out all this free goodness?

Silhouette Cameo Starter Bundle Kit 


Happy Scrapping! ~Amy E

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

UGH!!

Well, I planned on posting a What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday post after I got home from taking my adorable hubby out for his birthday tonight, but we got home to NO electricity for the second time this week!  My posting and commenting is pretty spotty this week because of it and also because I've been dog and house sitting all week for my neighbors!  It will get better dear reader!  I promise!!

Happy Scrapping! ~Amy E

Monday, October 27, 2014

My Very Best Money Saving Tip...Back By Popular Demand!


FREE FREE FREE!  I love free!!


For those of you who are new to the blog in the past few months, here's a post I've run before, but updated it to include new goodies!  Happy reading...and salivating!

Here's the BEST money-saving tip I could possibly offer you.   How would you like to get a variety of your craft items COMPLETELY FREE?  Here's a few brand new items I've gotten over the past few years and none of it cost me a single penny...not even for shipping!  How?  Scroll down!




















































And this is just the CRAFT STUFF I've gotten for free!  It doesn't include Christmas presents for family and other assorted goodies, or the nice sum I've already saved up towards my next purchase!

So. have I got your attention?  Ha ha!  A few years ago, I joined Swagbucks.  Basically, Swagbucks is a program where you can earn (you guessed it) Swag "bucks."  You're randomly rewarded "bucks" for doing web searches using their Google Search Engine.  Although I don't normally do tons of searches, every time I go to ANY site, including Hotmail to check my email, or Facebook, or my own blog even, I type it into my Swagbucks tool bar.  You don't have to install their tool bar to join or search, but it makes it a lot more convenient for me.  You can also earn Swagbucks by taking daily polls, watching videos, playing online games, and all sorts of other activities.

Now, here's where the free stuff comes in.  You can save up your "bucks" and redeem them for all sorts of various prizes.  I ALWAYS redeem mine for Amazon gift cards.  It takes 450 "bucks" to earn a $5 Amazon gift card.  (I can usually earn enough points without really trying, to exchange for 5 or more gift cards each month.)  Even though we're only talking $5 at a time, you would really be surprised at how quickly it adds up.  There are other increments of Amazon cards you can save up for, but having done the math, the $5-for-450-bucks is the best deal in the long run.

Once I've saved up enough Amazon cards to purchase what I want, I make sure to get items that qualify for free shipping.  Your Amazon purchase has to add up to at least $25 - $35 to get the free shipping, but I'm more than happy to do that.  After all, free is free!!

If you would like to check out Swagbucks, click HERE!  If you have any questions or would like more info, please don't hesitate to ask...this is a program that has given me so many free goodies, so I'm happy to help! Oh, and FYI...quite a few blog readers also participate in this program, and I know from one very sweet reader, that it works in Canada too. My understanding is that it works world wide, although some different prizes may be offered in other parts of the world.

Happy Scrapping! ~Amy E

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