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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Day 145

I wish the pictures were clearer. This was a set of pictures taken almost a year ago. We went to see friends and they had chickens almost as big as Gavin. He was 2 at the time and had no fear of the big birds.
The farm scene at the bottom is another silhouette made into a KNK file. This has been so much fun for me. Once again, if you want the file email me and I would be happy to send it to you.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Day 144

Okay...this is just a cut. This is another silhouette that I made into a KNK file. I cut it from vinyl because it has the tiny cut for the eye and it seemed the easiest way to be able to transfer it to a card.

I love being able to make the silhouettes into KNK files so keep watching and if you see something you like email me and I will gladly send the file your way.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Day 143

My husband has told me that if I had a memory I could be dangerous. I think the fact that I have no memory is dangerous enough. :O)
This cute tri fold card was an ai file that I found somewhere free and saved. I started working on it today and my free trial version of AI ended somewhere in the middle of the conversion. There were 3 separate files. This was one of them. It has 2 more pieces, one that I think may be a stand and the other is a star but not sure where it would go. If anyone that has ai wants all 3 files to see what they can do let me know. If any one wants just this file email me at and I will send it to you. The gold was cut from vinyl and the rest is cardstock. It did not have score lines but they were easy enough to figure out the placement. And of course, the whole works was cut with my KNK.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Day 142

This is the result of doing a google image search for silhouette as suggested by someone from our KNK yahoo group. I found this image, saved it as a jpeg, opened it in KNK and used the vectorization wizard and made the image into a KNK cutting file. This was cut on the KNK using ordinary black cardstock. I was amazed at how well it cut...some of the cuts on the 3 wise men on the camels are pretty intricate. I must admit that the wiseman top left did have a staff with a hook on the top and the mat must not have been sticky enough in that spot so he now just has a staff. :O)

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Day 141

I stamped this leaf border and then added the owl. I used watercolor pencils to color them in and added some stickles. I didn't like the way that it looked when I laid it on top of the colored paper so I decided to cut a window out of the colored paper and lay it over the stamped image. I am not sure if I will add a sentiment or leave it the way it is...probably leave it because I know if I try to add one more thing I will totally screw it up!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Day 140

This card was made from a file from Ileana from I Scrap Designs. is having a fund raiser for one of their designers. For a small donation you get 62 files and this was one of them. It was a scrapbook page called Snow Vacation but I just used the snowman for the card. The file has a scarf and hat trim that you can cut from paper but I choose to use ribbon. The "Joy" is DavidB font. It was all cut with my KNK and the red background was ran through the Cuttlebug with the snowdot folder.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Day 139

This is a KNK file that I have had for at least a year and finally cut. It was a one

day freebie from Thyme Graphics. I cut it from vinyl using my KNK . I love this file.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Day 138

This card was made using the Decor Elements from Stampin up and cut with my KNK. The "Happily Ever After" was done in KNK Studio...I forgot to weld it but because the title was cut from vinyl it isn't too obvious. :O) The horses and carriage was cut from white cardstock.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Day 137

I have a friend who remembers my Birthday every year and sends me a beautiful hand made card. And I in return seem to forget her birthday each year and send her a card late. I think I may make her card for 2010 and send it now stamped "Do not open until Sept. 12, 2010"
This is a PC hug club graphic and the flowers are from Butterfly Designs and cut with my KNK. The card has a bit of stickles on it for added sparkle!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Day 136

This card was made with a
cutting file from Ileana at
I Scrap Designs
(see link at right)
The file was of the swirly
flower and I cut it
from 2 shades of pink card stock. The card itself was a 6x12 piece of cardstock scored at 2, 4, 8, and 10. The inside was cardstock 3.5x5.5 and printed. The bottom
is punched with a Martha Stewert border punch and the front flaps were embossed with the Cuttlebug and a Cuttlebug border folder.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Day 135

The hardest part of this card was deciding what side of the double sided paper to use. I really don't like double sided paper unless one side is plain ugly.
I did a Google image search for "silhouettes" and found this sweet girl. I imported her into KNK studio and did a few little revisions, mostly deleting unnecessary little cuts. I cut her from vinyl and stuck her on some pretty paper.
If anyone wants the KNK file email me.
I had planned on having a half day to play today and I started canning spagetti sauce and one thing led to another and my day was gone. I have the grandkids Wed. Afternoon through Friday so my "playtime" won't involve card making. Can't wait to see their sweet faces!


Sunday, September 13, 2009

Day 134

Another fun free file, and once again I have no clue who designed it.
I will keep looking and hopefully provide a link. It
was pretty simple, although there were a few insides of letters to be glued in, and the butterfly wings are pieced. I cut it with my KNK, glued the pieces on, a little stickles and another card is made.
It was another busy week. Besides babysitting 2 days a week I have been trying to help my brother finish his house so he can sell it. It is 4 hours round trip from here and by the time we put in an 8 hour day and come home I am tired. But it is so much fun. I love to paint and stain, and my sister, my brother, and I actually laid a ceramic tile floor AND laid carpet! My goal is to get the dang house done so that I can have some major play time. :O)
Finally found the link this file and that of the last post were both designed by Jenette from Butterfly Designs at Paperthreads.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Day 133

My little granddaughter, Hailey Grace, is just a smiler! She is the happiest baby. I am not much of a scrapbooker but I do try occasionally. The daisy frame was a freebie from one of our KNK groups. I wish I could remember who designed it...I checked the archives of all 3 groups and didn't come up With a daisy frame posting. But it is cute as can be and for such a dainty thing it cut great. The smile was a font that was letters in squares. I couldn't get the "S" to cut from paper, it kept tearing, so I cut it from vinyl.
The journaling block was punched with a Martha Stewert border punch, and the daisies on the page were designed by Sandy McCauley and cut from vinyl.
I babysit for Hailey and her 3 year old brother Gavin 2 days each week. It is amazing how much she changes in a weeks time. I was telling Gavin something about Hailey going to get bigger and be just like him and he said "She is going to be a boy???"
Link to this file is Designed by Jenette of Butterfly Designs at Paperthreads

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Day 132

My nephew Mike is turning 21 this week so this card is for him. It folds on the right rather than the left. Knowing Mike, he will be drunk and won't even notice. :O) I love the boy but he is more like 15 than 21. Drinking age should go by maturity rather than age and there would be 50 year olds who couldn't drink. :O) Enough said.
I made this card in KNK, typed 21, duplicated it and flipped the duplicate. Then I welded the 2 together, added a red pounce line and cut. The first one I cut from the blue patterned paper and forgot to do cut by color and cut the pounce line. So I then did it again using white cardstock, and this time set the red pounce line to cut by color and pounce. Worked great and I used the screwed up blue card as the front for the card. Make any sense at all?

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Day 131

Another card from I Scrap Designs. This is a stained glass frame designed by Ileana and cut with my KNK. I used the pen feature for the first time to write the With Sympathy. Who would have thought it would work so well? I guess I should have known.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Day 130

My little niece Anne is turning 40 Saturday and this is the card that I made for her. Nothing too exciting but I like it none the less. It was made by simply typing 40 in KNK Studio, outlining it and cutting it out.
Anne lives in Hawaii so she will have a Birthday many of us would envy. Anne once took a vacation to Wisconsin to see the Packers in the playoffs and sat in the frigid cold (Minus 32 windchill). I guess when you live in Hawaii it is your idea of fun. :O) The nice part is we got to see her because we live in WI.
For those who tried my link yesterday it is now working.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Day 129

The broken link is now working. If anyone wants this file I would be happy to email it to you.

Sherri from my ILOVEKNKMAXX group gave us a link to find easily traceable images. Through that link I was able to save this graduate image and make it into a KNK cutting file.

It was easy and fun to do!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Day 128

This is a scrapbook page I made for my Grandson Gavin.
I got the star from a free site but don't remember where. :O(
Then I outlined the star so it would have a solid background.
The title is typed, welded and outlined in KNK Studio.
The whole thing was cut out using my KNK.
Gavin's 5 month old sister Hailey is trying to help me type this!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Day 127

Todays cards are made using files from They were both cut from vinyl and one card is made with the vinyl that was weeded out and the other is from the original cut file. Hope that makes sense. Both were cut from vinyl using my KNK.
Thank you Colleen for finding these great files!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Day 126

Happy Birthday Katie! My youngest niece turns 18 today, how time flies. Besides being the baby of 17 grandchildren she is extra special because she was born on my dad's birthday. My dad passed away when Katie was about 5 but we have been able to have a Birthday party every year thanks to Katie!
This card was made by simply typing 18(Printed cardstock), duplicating it, outlining the duplicate, duplicating that(Front pink cardstock), breaking path to get rid of the inside circles 8 for the back piece and then welding the whole works together. I then typed Katie down the one in 18 and cut that out. The description is more complex than doing it!