Saturday, November 26, 2011

personal challenge

I am setting a personal challenge for myself to scrap at least one page a week or more from a sketch. My creative juices are drying up so I thought I would use sketches to get started again. Also, I have been reading, swapping, organizing, buying...everything EXCEPT scrapbooking! I need to get back to the reason I read, swap, organize and buy.
So, here is my first one. The sketch and the page.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Count Cutie

I have created a cute little Count Dracula file for Silhouette Studio. He has several pieces but I just think he is adorable.

I have colored the pieces in but I do not print & cut him. I just cut the pieces out of the paper I want for whatever project I am working on. You may want to do his hair blonde, black, or grey as I have. You may want to cut his sash and amulet in red or green or whatever. I just use the colors on the design to help me create. I have the back layer as white and the next layer as black with the teeth cut out. This save having to cut tiny teeth and get them on right.

Here is the link to the .studio cut file.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Toilet Paper Roll Mini Tag Book

Here is a link to the Silhouette Studio version 1.9 file for the paper cover and tags. If you have an earlier version of Silhouette Studio another lady posted a version 1.5 of the same file on the Yahoo Group Silhouette Users group.">

TP Mini book

Check out on how to create a toilet paper roll mini album with tags. It says for the Cricuit but you can do it with no machine. The cricuit part is a template she made for the cover paper.

This mini book would be great as a gift or a party favor or recipe book. The possibilities are endless with the adorable mini book.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

I am getting ready to redo my craft room yet again. It is so hard to get it just right since it is the smallest bedroom in my house (9x10) and it doubles as my guest room. So, I have a twin bed in there, and a TON of scrapbook stuff. I have tried everything imaginable to no avail.

So, now I am putting up two 8 foot shelves above my work area to put stuff on. Getting rid of the two drawer lateral file cabinet. It currently holds my 81/2 x 11 card stock in the top drawer and my household tools (hammers, screws, etc.) in the bottom drawer. I am going to sort through all the tools and get rid of a bunch of stuff. Lets face it, if it needs fixed I'm calling the handyman anyway. The other purpose for the lateral file is it holds my homemade scraprack. I will just have to find a new home for that.

I hope that when I am finished I can get back to the task of actually scrapbooking. Right know I have a plastic tub FULL of projects that need to be scrapped.

Once I get it all done, I will share a photo.

Wish me luck on my endevor.

Lisa G

Sunday, August 7, 2011


this is a bookworm from the Silhouette store that I did for a back to school swap. I attached his head and book with pop dots to give him more dimention.

Lisa G

Autumn title

This is a title I did with my Silhouette for a swap. I started out with a leaf image from the Silhouette store. Then I typed my words. Offset the words and the leaf. Welded the backgrounds for the leaf and the words "fall into" . Then did a smaller offset and cut it in black.

Lisa G

This is a mini album I made to send to the hostess of a swap I participated in as a hostess gift.

I love the way it turned out (almost hate to give it away).

I made the covers out of the back cover of a paper pack. Had to cut it four times on my Silhouette to get a clean cut. The bird cage butterfly and cover papers were all cut with the Silhouette. For the butterfly I used a piece of paper from the Die Cuts With a View Premium Stack paper pack "the Natural matstack". The page I used from the stack had a foil look to it. I couldn't believe how great the Silhouette cut that paper. I added ribbon and flowers and cut plain white pages inside for her to fill up. I scored the area at the top in case she wants to glue the pages together at the top and then it will fold easy to look at it when she finishes.

I hope she likes it.


Tuesday, August 2, 2011

File folders I did for a 4 seasons swap. Winter and fall are my favorites. On the summer, I used pink card stock for the folder, cut out grass, cloud, sun, tree, picnic table and swingset (the swingset is my own design) from my silhouette. The fall one I used brown for the folder, inked green paper to make the background cut the tree with my Silhouette and punched the leaves from a mini punch (boy my hand hurt after doing enough for 1o folders). Spring I used purple for the folder, cut the cloud, rain, butterflies, fence and flowers with my silhouette. I used a glitter pen to do flight paths for the butterflies. Winter I used red for the folder cut the north wind, snow ground, BRRRR and the snowman with my Silhouette (the snowman was my own designish. I found a snowman image and turned it into a cut file. I did the same thing with the north wind). The snow flakes are made with ice cycle stickles.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Go Hogs

This is a card I made for my boss' birthday. He is crazy for the Arkansas Razorbacks.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Srap with Stacy giveaway

I have just entered into a Blogiversery giveaway at

Check it out

Friday, June 3, 2011

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

This is a 12 x 12, 2 page layout that I did for a fundraiser for our swim team. I put all the elements in a bag with the backgroud paper and mats along with a printout of the design.

That way parents could buy the kit and put together a lo of the meet quick and easy.

All the elements were cut with my Silhouette Studio and the design guide was created in Silhouette Studio.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

trace & cut from jpg

had a request for more details about the trace options. So I did this video to help explain trace, trace outer edge and trace & detach.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Saturday, May 21, 2011

This is a short video on how to save your newly created designs in your libary. Obviously you can save them to a different location on your computer but some of your more frequently used files you may want to save in your libary so you don't have to hunt for them.

This video shows you how to make the razorback file that is on this blog further down the page.

This was what I started with

This is my completed project.

Watch the videos below to see how its done.

How to create a 3D Sticker

These two videos show how to create your own 3d stickers using Silhouette Studio.

I fogot to mention that all elements are regular cut EXCEPT the Ls. Those I filled with the football skin using the crop feature and then did those as print & cut. I had grass paper for the field but if you don't you can always fill with the crop feature and print & cut that as well.

Friday, May 20, 2011

This video shows how I use Silhouette Studio to create a sketch for a 2 page 12 x 12 layout.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Spring/Mother's Day Card

I entered this in a challenge (random drawing, didn't win) but then took off the Happy Spring tag and replaced it with Happy Mother's Day. I actually made the card for my mother for Mother's Day but needed to use a stamp for the greeting and didn't have a Mother's Day one so I used Happy Spring then replaced it for my mom. She is an avid gardener and had the most beautiful flower gardens I've ever seen. Anyway, this is a side step card and I hope you enjoy it.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011


This is a razorback hog I created for a friend's birthday card. I made a cut file in Silhouette Studio to cut on my Silhouette SD diecut machine. It is three layers, white on the bottom, black in the middle and red on top (Arkansas red). This is a very popular image in Arkansas.

Here is the file for anyone who wants it.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Opening page to my New York trip scrapbook.

A masculine valentine card I made for a friend to give to a special valentine.