Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Design Team Posts

It’s hard to believe that almost 3 and a half years ago, I was given a great privilege and asked to be part of this amazing team; and now I am writing the final Design Team post! 

Tracy here from the idea closet.  What an amazing three years it has been.  Because we are a team, I decided for today’s post I wanted to share some of my favorite project, and what I have learned, from our current team members.

 Last Christmas, Lisa (who I might add, loves all things Disney- maybe even more then I do), made this beautiful Christmas display.  I love everything about this Centerpiece.  Lisa has a great talent for combining elements from different files to make something stunning.

Cyndy, was one of the first team members who reached out and welcomed me when I first joined the team.  One thing you may or may not know about Cyndy is she also designs some of the files for SVG Attic.  

Probably one of my most favorite projects from Cyndy is this beautiful Wind Mill. 
3D paper windmill

Helle is the newest member to the team and if you haven't followed her, you are missing out!
Helle has a way with color and all of her projects are stunning!  One of my favorites is her 3D barn. 
She also knows how to use embellishments, look at the flowers on this project. 


Sonja and I started on the design team at the same time.  I had no idea how talented she was then, but I know it now!  Its hard to pick a favorite Sonja project because everything she does is amazing.  She puts her whole heart into every project.  But I think of all of them, I love this Patriotic Cowboy boot most of all. Part of that might be because I love paper flowers and this project has some beautiful ones.

And then there is Beth, our Design Team coordinator and cheer leader! I would also call Beth the Queen of Cards.  She makes some of the most amazing cards you will ever see.  I have personally been the recipient of some of these cards and I will cherish everyone of them.  They are truly made with love. 
I chose this Dinosaur card, just because it makes me smile every time I see it.

And last but definitely not least is Jodi.  There are a few people who design files at SVG Attic but Jodi is the back bone, and if not for her, there wouldn't be any files for us to make. 
I first met Jodi a few years ago, when she would come into the Scrapbook store I worked at.  I didn't know who she was then, but I always thought she was a very kind person. As I have worked with her, I have come to realize she is not only kind, but warm and generous and crazy talented!

So which of Jodi's files are my favorite?  There is no way I can pick just one, so I picked the one I have probably made more than any other and that is the Travel Case.

I love this file, and have used it many times, in many ways.  In fact it was the file I "auditioned" with before joining the team.  

There have been many other Design Team members at SVG Attic, some I have had the opportunity to work with and others I have only admired from afar. 

And of course the owners, Mike and Kenzie.  Thank you!!!

I will forever be grateful for the friendship, encouragement and learning I have received by being a part of this great team.  I wish all of you the best in your future endeavors.

Finally to you, our followers. Thank you for being with me/us on this journey.

Monday, February 25, 2019

Magical Unicorn Box Card with Beth

Good morning to all my crafty friends!  Beth from Beth's Beauties here with you today.  It is such a bittersweet post to write as it will be my last as part of this AMAZING team.  The owners of SVG Attic have decided to focus their energies on their family and other commitments (as it should be!) and close the SVG Attic/SnapDragon Snippets store at the end of February.  The good news is, their designs will still be available in the Silhouette Design Store and they sell SVG files there now too, so that will be an avenue to still get their beautiful designs.  Being part of their Inspiration Team as coordinator for the last 5 years under their ownership (and being part of it even before that) has been such a rewarding experience filled with beautiful friendships and much generosity.  It will be greatly missed <3

Now onto my final project...I decided to do something that would be forever memorable to me.  It isn't something huge or crazy involved, but will be close to my heart always.  I used the JGW Unicorn Magic Kit (SVG Attic store) or Unicorn Rainbow 3D Box Card #270072 (Silhouette Store) to make a first birthday card for my sweet baby girl.  Her birthday isn't until July, but this way it will be ready to give to her when the time comes :)
The majority of the papers I used are from Craft Smith's Stay Magical paper pad.  I added a little extra sparkle to different areas with a clear glitter Wink of Stella pen.
I also used papers from DCWV's 6x6 Whites and Gold Foil stacks for the clouds an clear acetate on the layers with the sun and rainbow.
Adhesives include ATG, tacky glue, foam tape, red line tape and Glue Dots (for the acetate).  I embellished the front with heart and star brads!
Here is a view of the card folded up flat so it can be mailed, or in my case, scrapbooked.
You can stay in touch with me and see my future projects on my blog, Beth's Beauties.
I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!

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Friday, February 22, 2019

So Long, Farewell......

Unfortunately every good thing must come to an end and being part of the SVG Attic Inspirational Team has definitely been a very good thing for me. I have really enjoyed making projects almost weekly (as I have a somewhat problem by controlling myself), coming up with new ways to put the files together or simply remaking some of the gorgeous files that flowed from the designers.

It is very sad to say goodbye to this, to my team mates - my "family" but I know we'll keep connected somehow and I'm thrilled to have learned that the files get to live on in the Silhouette Design Store.

I did make one final project - so I can drive off in style:

 I have wanted to make this truck for so long and just needed the right occasion - well it is now.

It's downsized by 50% so it's pretty small and it's make from AC Cardstock in Pine, Black, Vanilla and Latte along with Silver Metallic Paper from Tim Holtz.

The tiny nails are made from drops of Enamel Accent by Ranger and I used Distress Ink on all the edges and for the faux woodgrain on the rail.

I also added some gems on the front and back lights.

Instead of adding a pumpkin or tree in the back of the truck, I made some tiny suitcases (from the SDS Paris Voyage kit) These are downsized to 33% to fit the scale.

They are made of AC Cardstock in Robin's Egg, Cranberry, Denim and Chocolate and decorated with gold pearl paper. I used Enamel Accent as nails also on these.

I chose to use a vers from the Goodbye song in "The Sound of Music" because it just fits perfectly and put it in the suitcase tag.

Now I can drive towards the sunset and think about a happy time on the Inspirational Team - trying to figure out what to do now. I will still be making SVG Attic stuff - that is for sure!

I want to thank all of you for visiting the blog  - without you none of this would have happend. It's  such a thrill to know that people out there like the stuff you make and I hope that you will continue to follow along on my private blog: My Creative Hideout and/or on my FB page.

To my fellow team mates: I love you and we'll keep in touch. Thank you so much for giving me this chance to grow - because I really did during these two years I've been a part of the team.

See you all out there in cyperspace! So Long......

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

A Final Goodbye

Hello all! Sonja with Sugar Bean Cards here. It is with a great sadness that I write my last post for SVG Attic/SnapDragon Snippets as they prepare to close their business. I have had the pleasure of being on their design team for 3 years now. I figured I would do a round up of 12 of my absolute top favorite projects (1. being my #1 favorite project) that I have done for SVG Attic for my final post. I had to narrow this list from 20 down to 12 so that my list wasn't too long and that was a hard process as there's so many great files to chose from. 

Click on each title to see original posts! 

This was my very first post as an official member of the Inspirational Team for SVG Attic. So of course, it needed to make the list.
A lot of work went into scaling down many of these files to fit this set so that is why I like it so much.
This is one of my all-time favorite projects. We have military, air force, and navy in our family so I try to pay tribute where I can.

I did a series of cottages. A haunted one, a fall one, and a winter one. The winter one was my favorite of the three. These cottages were a lot of work to piece together and I almost stopped after the first one!

This one was a fun project because I have a notion of taking several files and combining them into one solid set. It took just over 7 files to make this one.

It wouldn’t be a countdown of my favorites without this beauty. I did this for the husband’s and my 17th anniversary.

This project was a lot of paper and a lot of fun to make!

This book was a follow up to a Steampunk Top Hat I did on my personal blog, which I used many SVG Attic files to make the hat and accessories. 
Steampunk Top Hat

Apparently, I went through a rose gold phase! But this is one of my favorites not only for the deep blue colors with the rose gold, but that little hot air balloon was scaled down from 15” to 5” tall.

One thing I love to do is take a file and turn it into something completely different. I achieved that with this project.

This project was fun to make. I scaled the little boots way down to about 3” tall.

I have to say out of all the years working with this team, this is my absolute favorite project of all time. It took about a week, lots of details and paper, a few modifications but totally worth it.

I want to thank the owners, designers, I-team members, and fans for allowing me to be part of a great team. You can follow my work at any of the following links: 

All files in the SnapDragon Snippets store are 50% off until the end of the month.... 

Friday, February 15, 2019

We Are Linked

Hello and Happy Friday! 

I'm so ready for Spring, are you? So I decided to create something spring-like to have in my craft room. I wanted to create something that I could use as a decorative piece on my desk, as a reminder, something with a special sentiment. I think this checks off all the boxes.
The Dressmaker Easel Tag Card from the JGW Just Sew Kit is perfect for this project. 

I used Kraft 12 x 12 cardstock to create the base. 

This easel will sit perfectly on my desk without taking up too much space and brighten my days. 

As always, thanks for joining me. 

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Love Potion Bottle

Hello everyone.

Tracy here  and since it is the day before Valentines, I thought I would share something pretty.

Because the  Love Potion Bottle, reminds me of something that would sit on my grandmothers bureau, I chose to make it with some pretty pink floral paper.
To modernize it a little I added gold Stickers and epoxy elements.

My favorite part of the bottle is the stopper can actually be removed.

Now it can be filled with candy or another yummy treat.

This would make a great little Valentine gift for someone special, or it could be used as a center piece filled with paper flowers, or even an old fashion test tube.

Give this file a try.

I hope you all have a great Valentine's day and Thank you for joining me.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Valentine Heart Treats with Beth

Good morning to all my crafty friends!  Beth from Beth's Beauties here with you today.  Valentine's Day is right around the corner and I wanted to make something for my boys to give to their teachers for the occasion.  The Heart 3D Shaped Mini Candy Box file was perfect!
I used papers from DCWV's Romantic Life stack to create them.  Jodi has a quick tutorial HERE if you have any questions on assembly, but these are very quick to make!
I used 3 sheets of paper, but since the paper is double sided, I was able to use the back side to accent if I desired!
My boys wrote their names on the tags and I tied them on with various colors of Trendy Twine.  I used Tacky Glue to assemble the hearts with a bit of foam tape behind the heart accent with hexagons on it.  I was able to fit 2-5 stick packs of gum in each of these for a little treat for the teachers.
I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!

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