Monday, December 20, 2010

Two new projects for Christmas! with Chris Durnan's files

I wanted a way to dress up a gift card so I thought why not make an explosion box? So I made the box, but it was a little plain. Chris's Santa from her QMC was the perfect addition to spruce up the box. I loved him on the card, but he's even cuter in miniature on the top of the box.

The other project uses Chris's Winter Cupcake Wrappers. That file collection can be found here. This set includes four great wrappers. I cut the tree wrapper and backed the trees with green. I rolled up a pair of fuzzy socks and fastened them with a rubber band. To make it look more like a cupcake, I put a small pompom on the top.


Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Christmas Card with Chris's file

I just loved this snowman that is part of Chris's QMC. I cut him and layered him on a white decorative mat with inked edges. Then I put him on a gate fold card. i used a rubber stamp to stamp a greeting inside the card. I just love how cute he is! As always, you can find Chris here. And as I've said before, the QMC is such a steal!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

layout using Chris Durnan's files

In September, hubby and I had the chance to ride the Trail of Tears, ending up at the Trail of Tears rally in Florence, AL. We took some pictures along the way, and at the park. I thought Chris's file - Native American collection - would be perfect. You can find it here. I cut the head out of gray cardstock and layered the title on the edge of it. Each corner has an embellishment, one is a brave on a horse and the other is an ax. I'm sorry the picture quality isn't better, but I lost my good camera, and this one doesn't have a macro setting on it.

Thursday, September 23, 2010


I made this recipe page with Chris's Silverware Jumble file. You can find it here. I put a piece of patterned paper (grill utensils) over the base cardstock and then layered the silverware cut over that. The recipe is of my favorite homemade BBQ sauce.

thanks for looking!

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Sharon Mobley has a wonderful 3D file. I used one of the flower files from her collection to

make these flowers in a vase. The stems for the flowers are made of curled wire for a whim

sical effect. I inked the centers of each flower and each color represents a different thought - peace, love, dreams, happiness..

..I also used her 3D butterfly and put one on the edge of the v

ase. You can find S

haron's files here.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

layout with Chris Durnan's Silhouette Bunnies with Sparkle

Lately we've noticed some new friends in our neighborhood. A family of bunnies has moved in. I used Chris's Silhouette Bunnies with Sparkle file found here. You can't tell from the pictures, but I cut them on sparkle paper. I added two prisma flowers with rhinestones in the center. Added a title, some journaling, and some clover background paper.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

4th of July layout using Chris Durnan's files

Our Fourth of July was pretty low key this year. Stephen was under the weather, so we missed the organized festivities. We made a flag cake and that night, Stephen set off the fireworks we bought. I used Chris's Stars: Jumble, Borders, Corners, Swirls file found here. Lots and lots of value in this one!


Wednesday, June 23, 2010

mini album with Chris Durnan's files

After a lady hit hubby's motorcycle and crushed the rear fender, he decided to have it completely repainted. I thought I'd make a mini album showing all the work he had to do to put it back together. I used several of Chris's files, which can be found here:

Tab Book
Gear Head Accents
Gear Head Jumble
Just Flaming
Flaming Wings

I cut the back tabs off the album and bound it with my Bind It All.
I use a rubber stamp for the track pattern, then layered flames and gears under the pictures. I double cut the front and back from regular cardstock and glued them together to make a little sturdier cover for the album, since I don't know how careful hubby will be with it, showing off his pride and joy to his friends.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

recipe page with Chris Durnan's file

This is another really versatile file. It's Chris's Cookie Sweet Pack and you can find it here. This is my favorite cookie recipe, so I wanted a page to put in my recipe book. I love the way the title on the cookie board cuts.

Friday, April 30, 2010

layout with Chris Durnan's cutter file

This file was included in last quarter's QMC. You can find Chris's current QMC here. This is a layout of my dad, who has been gone 10 years now. I didn't want to detract from the photo, so I put a subtle pattern paper on top of a red background, and matted the photo with red.

If you haven't signed up for the QMC for this term, there are some fabulous files up already. Go check it out!

Monday, March 08, 2010

Another birthday card with a file from Chris Durnan

March is a busy birthday month for us. Here's another fabulous birthday card cutter file from Chris. I added a golden mat behind the tree. So fast and easy and elegant. You can find the cutter file here.

Friday, March 05, 2010

Birthday card with Chris Durnan's cutter file

I needed a birthday card and thought this would be perfect. It cuts in three parts. I just love the water waves at the bottom. you can find this file here. While you're there, check out the March Grab Bag. And it's not too late to get the current Quarterly Membership Club.

Thursday, February 04, 2010

candy flower bag with Chris's file

So let me say it one more time - go check out Chris's QMC for the best value on digital cutter files for Wishblade, CraftRobo, Cricut, and all the others. Check this out:

Chris designed this fabulous gift bag as part of her QMC. I lined the heart cutout side with pink cardstock and
outlined them with glitter glue. I put a piece of floral foam in the bottom. Then I made these simple little candy flowers and put them in the gift bag. I can't wait to give this to hubby!

It's not too late to join the QMC - check out the details here.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Valentine's Day Card with Chris's file

How darling is this card? This card uses one of Chris's files from her QMC. As always, you can find all of Chris's fabulous creations here.