Hello and Happy Sunday…

Hello Everyone…Hope you are all doing wonderful!! It’s been a bit since I’ve posted…..just seems to be one thing after another which keeps me side tracked…..

More health issues to deal with….but I’m placing it in the Lord’s hands and know HE is in control….

So…..I am proud to say I did a HUGE purge in my ARTHaven….it got to the point I felt so overwhelmed by all the “stuff” I had …it put a bind in all of my creative mojo I just couldn’t deal any longer….I have to admit…this has been a HUGE release for me…..I can honestly say I feel a huge weight has been lifted from me…and it’s opening the doors for me to be creative again…so between the purge and the Eco Printer I have….I actually PLAYED this weekend for the first time in MONTHS AND MONTHS and truly had the best time…was very relaxing……I now have the loft as my ARTHaven for my creative space…and the other half space is my youngest granddaughter’s play area…

She loves the idea of her area being up here with her Nana….so she can play and I can play and she just has the best time…. 😉

Thought I would share with you a card I made this weekend….I had a lot of fun creating it and had rekindled my love for cardmaking…..

Didn’t it turn out soft and romantic???? I just love it….Between my Silhouette Cameo and my amazing printer….I am in heaven!!! 😉

I also created some ATC’s for an upcoming swap in a amazing group I’m trio owner of….I’ll share a link to the group below in case anyone would like to come over and join us…but….first…here’s the ATC’s I made today as well….

Didn’t these also turn out pretty…I just love them…..I put Wink of Stella on the butterflies and some Glossy Accents on the body of them….there’s a lot of dimension to these as well…..

Thought I would also share a pic of my Tator Tot this morning when she woke up from spending the nite with Nana and Papa…she wanted to play in her area before she went home…..

Ok….now….to the details on the group I’m “Trio-Owner” of….it’s called CreatingARTFriendships….we found a new group site called .IO and it’s wonderful….so much better then the Yahoo Groups….and we do not like Facebook…so this has become a WONDERFUL solution…..would love to have you come join us if you think you would love to interact with a group of creative ladies who love to chit chat and also swap……

So……that’s it for me for the this evening…have an embroidery hoop swap to work on this week…and a washi tape swap as well….don’t these swaps sound fun???? We sure would love to have you come over and join us…..we LOVE to chat…did I mention that!!! ;). I would like to thank you so much for stopping by to visit with me…..I hope you enjoyed your stay…and I do hope you’ll come by and visit again soon….Wishing you a very blessed week!!! Until next time…

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Happy Monday Everyone….

Good Morning Good Morning to you all!!! I hope you were able to enjoy a wonderful weekend!!! I know I certainly did!!!  Though my heart does break for all of the sad SAD protests that are going on in Charlotte, NC…prayers go out to that part of our America!!!  And also for those that were viciously attacked!!

I do not watch the news on the weekends….I keep my ARTHaven peaceful and enjoyable tuning out the outside world and all of the insanity!!!  Doing that allows me to be creative!! Having said that I just wanted to share with you a FUN card I created this weekend…..I think it turned out adorable……

Over in the Yahoo Group I have…… “The Creative Corner” we are having an Autumn Swap…..creating a card/envie set that makes you think of Autumn…..I have to say I do believe this is my favorite time of the year…..You can feel the beginning of briskness in the air…the leaves changing and the cool mornings….breezy afternoons and the perfect time to have windows open and hear the birds chirping!!! Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh SO serene!!! Sorry…got distracted dreaming!!! 😉

Back to the swap Penny…. LOL  So here’s the card I came up with…..using one of my pumpkin files, & my acorn file I’ve shared years ago…..and then I used a tag file and then created the phrase……cut all using my Brother ScanNCut 2……I just can’t say it enough….I absolutely am loving this machine!!  It does such a beautiful job on cuts and does a very nice job using the deep cut blade and holder cutting .030 chipboard……

Didn’t it turn out so super cute!!! As you can see I’ve manipulated  the pumpkin file a bit to give me different sizes and shapes……and I distressed the edges of the layers with Gathered Twigs distress ink on the orange pumpkins and Rusty Hinge on the black pumpkin…..for the leaves I used decorative colored papers then distressed them more by crumpling them up and then color with spritzers……and dried….I think it gives them more of an authentic look of leaves…..
I did back the pumpkins and the sign with chipboard layers to give more substance to the pieces and also did the same to the Background layer……then ran through my Ebosser with the chicken wire embossing sleeve…distressed the debossing and then colored with Rusty Hinge…….then colored the edges with some more of the Rusty Hinge after I distressed with my electric distressing tool by Zutter.
I had alot of fun making this card……it’s going postal to it’s recipient today….sure hope she likes it!!
Ok…..I also wanted to share with you all that I am slowing getting my ETSY store back up and running again…..working on pieces to add to it does indeed take time…….But if any of you are in the look out for jewelry or embroidery projects, embroidery files, new cutting files I would love for you to hope over to my store and see if anything interests you…..
One thing I did want to remind everyone….last year you may remember me sharing I made custom stockings for each member of my family…..they were a HUGE HUGE hit…..here’s a reminder…..
Well….I got a NEW embroidery machine this past week……as the other one is not serviceable any longer and I was having alot of struggles with it embroidering…… ;(  Am still able to use it to sew so it will still get used and loved….but with my new machine I am once again able to create pieces I love doing……
So….I’ve decided that I’m going to offer to make custom Christmas Stockings……and have listed that ability in my ETSY store…..so…if this is something you’re interested in…I would love to hear from you…..OR….if you have something else you would like to have embridered…..please send me an email and let’s discuss it….I am able to create any file from the vision you have……my email addy is nanapduncan@gmail.com 
As I get older and wanting to eventually retire from the working world I would love to be able to put my focus more and more on my passion of creating and felt this would be a great transition for me!!! I have gotten back into Social Media more to help promote myself so if any of you are interested I would LOVE for you to follow me on Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or Tumblr.
Okie Dokie Artichokie!!! That catches me up for the day!!! I want to THANK YOU all SO very much for stopping by and visiting with me!!! Hope you enjoyed the fun card I created…would LOVE to hear from you….and I do hope you will stop by and visit with me again soon…..I wish you all a very Blessed week ahead….Until next time!!

Happy Thursday….Halloween is a Coming…..

Hey Everyone!!! Hope you are all doing WONDERFUL this Thursday morning!!! We’ve almost made it to the end of another week….Can’t wait!!!  Last weekend hubby and I kept our youngest granddaughter “Tator” all weekend while her mommy and daddy went out of town for a much needed “time alone” weekend….they had alot of fun as did “Tator’s” Nana & PawPaw!!  But when you’re not used to have a wee one on a regular basis it can slap wear ya out!!  So I’m looking forward to a layed back UNEVENTFUL weekend!!

So…..I shared a couple of weeks ago a FUN Gatefold card I created……works up REALLY fast and is so adorable……If you missed it here’s the blogpost I did about it…… http://pennyduncancreations.blogspot.com/2016/09/good-morning-happy-sunday.html 

Well I decided I wanted to do another Halloween card and I wanted it to be equally as fun…..a very dear friend of mine had created a card the other day that was super cute!!!  And it reminded me of an animal I had made a few years back……so I decided to take that animal and create a card base from it……I think it turned out SUPER cute and just wanted show you!!

Isn’t it FUN!!!!  I decided to work up a tutorial showing how I put it all together….just so you can see how easy peasy it is to work up……which then enables you to embellish however you wish……just let your imagination take you away!!
Now…..don’t you think it’s super FUN and easy to do!!!  I hope so…..as I shared in the video…I cut it out using my Brother ScanNCut machine…but will cut beautifully whichever digital cutting machine you have!! if you like this you can purchase it from either here at my blog…you’ll find a link on the right column of my blog…..OR you can purchase from my ETSY Store ….here’s a direct link to this file:
Thought I would show you a few more pics so you can see different angles…

Okie Dokie Artichokie!! That does it for me for now….I really really hope you enjoyed this card…..Would LOVE to hear from you!!!  I THANK YOU so much for stopping by to visit with me…and hope you will stop by again very soon!!! Until then….

Good Morning & Happy Sunday…..

To you all….I hope this morning finds you happy and healthy!!! It is a BEAUTIFUL day in my little town and the sun is shining brightly….there’s a nice breeze going….I have the windows open in my ARTHaven and I am truly enjoying this morning!!!!  Praise to the Lord for blessing us with this day…right!!?  YES Indeed!!!!

So…Friday after work I decided it was time to treat myself to a little shopping therapy at Hobby Lobby & Michael’s before traveling across the bridge to my little town……a few goodies just managed to JUMP into my cart…and I just was not able to resist!! 😉  Don’t you just love it when that happens…..who was I to tell them they couldn’t come home with me……so home they came!!

While shopping I decided that I would like to start making some Halloween and Christmas themed cards…….so that’s what I geared my shopping towards…..I already had some goodies at home….but just love adding to my stash…..I think that’s a big part of our addiction!!!  That’s the story I’m sticking to anyway!  So Friday evening I came up to my ARTHaven and went through all my stamps and papers and pulled out what I have that is Halloween and Christmas themed…..realized I have WAY more Christmas…which is just perfect for this gal!  But decided I would start off my creating with a Halloween card……OK…so here I go just trying to think up something in my brain…..

The group I own….The Creative Corner on Yahoo recently had a Gatefold card swap……I really enjoy the look of the gatefold on a card….so that’s what I decided to go with……and then the idea popped into my peabrain…well…Penny….why not make a GATE Gatefold card…LOL and the ideas just went from there!!!  ROFL….So…Here’s what I came up with…..

Isn’t it adorable!!!! 😉  If I must say so myself…..so I worked up a video walking you through exactly how I made and put the card together….you can see it here….
Here’s the still photos of some different angles of the card if you would like to see….

And…as I shared in the video I have listed the 2 files I created to make this card in MY ETSY Store which you can see the links below…..

Okie Dokie….That catches me up for this morning!!! I really hope you enjoyed the happy card  I shared….Would LOVE to hear your input and thoughts……I would like to THANK YOU so much for taking a bit of your day to come by and visit me……I do so hope you will come by again!!! Until next time….

Yep Yep….It’s that time again…..for another Blogpost and Video for the Silver Bullet Cutter…

Hello Hello Everyone…..Do you ever have days when nothing seems like it wants to cooperate??? LOL  Goodness knows I’ve had one of those this weekend…This post was supposed to be completed Sunday Evening……and here I am Monday morning still working on it…LOL  BUT I WILL prevail…I’m determined!!!

So….What are we doing this week????  Wellllllll…..I decided to again use the Pen Tool and the 60 degree long shaft blade with my Silver Bullet Professional Cutter along with some awesome pens that give a really cool affect…….Perhaps you’ve heard of them…….They’re called Staedtler triplus fineliner….here’s a pic of what the package looks like……

Wanna see what I did????  Hope you’ll check out the video….and if you like it I would love for you to give me a thumbs up to help bump the video a bit……
So…………………What did ya think????  Isn’t that COOL!!!!  I love the affect you get with these pens…..it’s like magic…LOL  Well, not really…but you know what I mean…..And having the Pen Tool and the Silver Bullet Professional Cutter make it a DREAM to do……I just can’t brag on my cutter enough!!! 😉
I thought I would share the still images of the cards so you can check them out more if you like…..

As I share in the video I have listed the files as well as the ability to order the diffusers already cut and a dvd containing the files in My Store for anyone who may be interested in making a version of these cards for yourself……..you can find them in My Store at the below links…..
I also am listing just the digital files which you can purchase and then immediately download after the purchase has gone through…..you can check it out here…..
And as before….If any of you are intered in purchase just the chipboard in packs….I also have that listed in my store in both .022″ and .030″ thicknesses……

Okie Dokie….I really had SO MUCH FUN working on this project!!! I so hope you like it….Would LOVE to hear your comments, thoughts and questions……..Do you have any ideas you would like to see???? Do you have a question about the project or the Silver Bullet…..please feel free to leave me a comment here on my blog…..or you can email me directly at pennyduncan@att.net…..and if you’re wanting to learn more about the Silver Bullet Professional Cutter……go check out the home of the cutter…… http://thatsscrapinc.com . You will be blown away with the level of quality customer service you’ll receive!!!!
I want to THANK YOU so much for taking time out of your day to spend with me….I truly hope you enjoy the project….I do hope you will come by and visit with me again…..and I would like to wish you all a VERY blessed week!!!! Until next time….

Hello Everyone…Time for another Blogpost/Video for the Silver Bullet Cutter….

Hey there…..Hope you are all enjoying a wonderful Holiday Weekend….it’s been absolutely gorgeous here most of the weekend….it’s just now starting to cloud up looking like it’s threatening to rain….

But that still doesn’t take away from the thankfulness I share with everyone in our armed forces …all the dedication and protection they offer us!!!!

So…..It’s that time again…..time for another video/blogpost for the Silver Bullet Professional Cutter

This week I decided to play with chipboard…..a medium that has so many handy uses!!!!!  So I worked up a video of my idea for today…….hope you’ll check it out…..

Isn’t that FUN!!!!  I love how versatile chipboard is and how relatively inexpensive it is……and you’re only limited by how creative you an come up with ideas to make your ART one of a kind pieces that truly comes from your heart and soul from beginning to completion!!!

Thought I would share with you the pictures so you can get a close look if you wanted too….I just love how this card turned out……..

How about those butterflies too…….they look real don’t they?……and I love the dimension of the LOVE embellishment……

So….thought I would share with you the links to the chipboard I have listed in my store……in case you’re wanting to stock up your supply……

And then I also thought I would share with you the file I created while making the card I’ve shown you…..the image is only of  the butterflies…but the file itself has all the pieces to make the top layer of the card……and they are in SVG format as well as included in the card file which is in the SCAL4 format…….Hope you like  it…and if you haven’t checked out SCAL4 or Pro…you really ought to….Brandon continues to add such amazing updates to this program…..

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Remember…if you’re thinking it might be time for a new cutting machine…..I can’t share enough what an amazingly awesome machine the Silver Bullet Professional Cutter is…it is truly the best cutter…hands down…on the market….and it comes accompanied by the BEST Customer Service around with Sherri Jensen…the creator of the Silver Bullet and owner of That’s Scrap Inc….the home of the Silver Bullet……
Thank you SO much for taking time to spend with me today….I really hope you like the card and found the video informative…..I do hope you’ll stop by and visit me again….I would LOVE to hear from you….so please leave me your questions or comments……either here or you can always email me at pennyduncan@att.net …..I wish you all a VERY blessed week!!!  Until next time…

Having a bit of FUN….

Being home sick today gave me the opportunity to try my hand at coloring my next piece using my Spectrum Noir Markers……I’m finding I’m loving them more and more each time I use them…..blending is getting easier…HOWEVER….I still have ALOT to learn on coloring the hair…….just got to work on the flicking more…….LOL I LOVE also using the Heartfelt Creations​ stamps…..flowers are my favorite and their flowers and leaves are so wonderful……..and the fairy is a digi stamp from Stamps by Aurora Wings…….Here’s the card I came up with after doing all my coloring….

For the coloring of the Digi Image I used the following colors:
LV1, PL2, GG1, GG2, GG3, DG4, EB2, GB1, GB5, E00, F53, PP3, BG3, BG5, BG9, BT1, BT4

For the coloring of the flowers and leaves I used the following colors:
LV1, PL2, DG4, EB2

Added pearls to the flowers and the corners…stamped and embossed the phrase…..I really love how this card turned out…….And I’m loving my markers more and more each time….

Then I was also trying to work more with my embroidery machine…….My oldest son is an absolutely amazing ARTist……I’ve shared things he’s drawn in the past…..well I decided to take a couple of his drawings and make them into embroidery files……….and actually stitched them out…….I LOVE how they turned out so I thought I would show you them as well…..

I personally love how these turned out………and my oldest son has seen them and he’s very impressed!!! So made my day!!!!
Well…..that’s it for me for the day………I want to THANK YOU so much for stopping by to visit with me!!!!  I hope you enjoyed your visit and I do hope you will come by again!!! Have a very blessed week….until next time….