This is a place for FileKutz Creative Member's To Show off their project using FileKutz By LisaJane Design's. So welcome and take a look and these B.E.A..Utiful Projects and become inspired!!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Flourish Frame

Good morning,
I just wanted to introduce myself and thank LisaJane for adding me to her wonderful DT.  My name is Brenda and you can find me at Creativity is a State of Mind.  I am a mom to 2 grown children and an 11 year old at home.  I also have two grandchildren and one on the way in March; my grandson lives in Hawaii (gotta love SKYPE) and my granddaughter here in town.  I have been scrapbooking and card making for about 15 years.  I am very interested in many different mediums. My crafts exist of but not limited to scrapbooking, card making, wedding favors, centerpieces, floral arranging, vinyl homedecor, glass etching, paperclay creations (mainly for scrapbooking and card making) and jewelry making. I dabble in a few more crafty things but I think my list is long enough.  I am addicted to using my Cricut, Gypsy, and Cuddlebug, and I have recently added the E-craft to my room and love it.  SCAL3 is one of my best friends right now.  I would love to learn a bit more about Inkscape, but that will come in time I am sure.
    I am so excited to be here with you and I hope I can inspire you to create something today.  As you know LisaJane has some awesome, awesome cut files and I am so excited to share my first card with you.  Joining Filekutz Designs is enable me to share some more creations with you and maybe inspire you a bit also.

Now here is the card I created for my first DT submission...I hope you like it as much as I do.  I cut everything on my E-Craft and am very pleased with how the scroll came out.
You can find the Flourish frame and flowers here
It's only 99 cents right now, so head on over there and 
grab it and create a beautiful card with it.
I pop dotted the flowers and added
some flat pearls I had gotten at Michaels
a long time ago.  I've been shopping my stash...
The background paper is an embossed
felt like and the teal is also from my stash.
The sentiment is from Sympathetic Sayings.
I decided to make this card for me; to remember that it's not always and end, but sometimes a beginning.  I just have to look for that open window after the door has been closed.  I hope I've inspired you to make a card for YOU!!!  Sometimes we just have to do something for ourselves.

Hugs Brenda

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Announcing 3 new DT members!!

I would like to welcome Brenda B., Terria M, and Karen B, as new Creative DT members to my Design team, a big welcome ladies. I am very excited to have you all working with me and can't wait to see what you come up with using my files.

Check out there blogs!! Brenda , Terria has a blog and UTube tutorials (which are awesome) you can find them here: Blog: smemories.blogspot.comYouTube Channel:
 and Karen

I have seen these ladies projects and they are ALL very talented, so keep checking back for some of there awesome work. You can see all of there Bio's, Blog's and current scrapbooking, cards and craft's using the links on the Creative DT Bio Page, soon!!

Welcome Ladies!! Excited to be working with you ALL!!!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Happy Birthday Cupcake Card

I just realized I never posted this card I made. I sent this to my sister-in-law, who celebrated her birthday a few weeks ago. The background paper is from the Paper Studio (Sprinkles) that I found on clearance at Hobby Lobby. It was just too cute to pass up. The Happy Birthday title with cupcake is from FileKutz by LisaJane. I cut it from pink vinyl (mainly because I didn't have the right color paper). The cherry has Pink Stickles added to it and the cupcake itself has Frosted Lace Stickles. I then added some pink rhinestones (from Creative Charms) for sprinkles. There is also some pink ribbon from American Crafts and some pen stitching around the title block.

I think it turned out pretty well. LisaJane's file coordinated perfectly with my paper. What do you think?


Monday, August 15, 2011

Baseball Tear Bear Birthday Card

Last week my twin nephews celebrated their 6th birthday. Today I am sharing one of the cards I made. I asked my Sister-in-Law to tell me the boys' favorite colors and hobbies so I could personalize the cards to suit each of them. Ian's favorite colors are green and orange and he likes baseball. So I used this super cute Baseball Tear Bear file from Filekutz by LisaJane. There is some pen detail added to the baseball, the bear's face and his clothes. Green Stickles were added to the star on the uniform. At the top of the card, I added a pennant border with Ian's name, which I made from a birthday hat in LisaJane's Birthday Page Kit 1 file. I just turned the hats upside down and removed a few of the decorations. Instant pennant flags. More green Stickles were added to the letters and the tops of the pennants. And what is a birthday without a treat, right? So I added a cupcake for the birthday bear (I mean boy . . . LOL). The cupcake is also from a FileKutz file (Birthday Mesh). Lots of Stickles (red, orange, and icicle) were added to the cupcake as well. I like a lot of sparkle but I didn't want to add too much bling since this is for a 6-year-old boy. :-) I am very happy with the end result. What do you think?

Thanks for taking a look at my project today!


Thursday, August 4, 2011

Card Using Quilt Block Puzzler

When I saw this Quilt Block Puzzler file from LisaJane, I knew I wanted to use it as a background on my card.

Isn't it a cute file? I could also see using it as the background on a layout, or using just a few of the blocks as a border or maybe using the individual blocks as a backdrop for the letters of your title. So many possibilities!

Here is the card that I made with this file.

For the background paper, I used Ruche textured cardstock in Khaki (Paper Temptress). This has such a great texture. I love all the paper that Patricia carries over there. For the blocks I used two different My Mind's Eye patterned papers. Love the colors on these papers, don't you? The blocks were made from the file by FileKutz called Quilt Block Puzzler. The cut file had the dashed lines already and I just went over them with a black marker. The focal element on the card is a cupcake shaker. The background of the cupcake was embossed with the Spots & Dots folder and I used green and orange micro beads inside the shaker. I gave my cupcake a cute face using a Peachy Keen face stamp (Wide Eyed Kids) and added some red Stickles to the cherry. Finally I stamped my sentiment using a stamp from K Andrew.

I hope you enjoyed my card.