Saturday, May 7, 2011

Freebies and new stuff!

So, I have been quite busy creating but not blogging. Sorry, Froggers. I hope to be more "regular" (and I don't mean that how it sounds) in the future.
I have been making several items from my SVG designs. I'm now selling designs on
(Oops- this site is no longer in existence. Sorry!)
My files are either Creations by Tami or Tami's Creations. It takes me a while to figure these things out since I'm not really creative, folks!
Here's my key file:

And here are 2 of my creations:
The key is SO dainty, and it cuts well on the Cricut. I embossed it with Tim Holtz distress embossing powder in Vintage Photo, which gives it a real rusty look. I LOVE that look.

And this tag is one of my faves! The rose is Penny Duncan's design, and I think she is SO FAB with her designing skills. The key is covered in distress embossing powder again.

OK, so Swirls R Us. I LOVE swirly designs!

Here's the swirly square on a card, although it could be easily re-sized for a 12 by 12 layout. It's stamped using a Tim Holtz (do you see a pattern here?) dabber in pearl. Then I inked over that in a stampin' up purple.

Here's a card that I made with my swirly border:
To add bling, I used distress stickles for a little punch and pizazz.

Here's the swirly border up close. The more intricate, the prettier, IMHO.

And, I think Kousa dogwoods are so pretty. Remember my wreath from a few posts ago? Well, I decided to design a blossom, inspired by Penny Duncan.

This was a really fun card because I designed a swirl in Inkscape, then I "cut" it using the rhinestone feature. Where the "dots" were on the paper, I put rhinestones. It was so easy, and took the guesswork out of the whole placement process.

And here's the dogwood on a card with the leaf.

For the dogwood center, I had a blast figuring this out. I wanted it to look realistic. I was determined not to go to the store to buy anything, so I used what I had, which was some micro-beads. However, they were silver, so I put some in a container, sprinkled some green alcohol ink, stirred them up, and let them dry. Afterwards, they were somewhat clumpy, but they broke up easily with some gentle stirring. Then, I used some glossy accents and made little mounds. I sprinkled the beads on top of the mounds on the inside part of a lid of a plastic container. That way, the sprinkles fell into the grooves and the mounds didn't stick to the plastic. I could then just pour the beads back into the container. Once hardened, I glued the centers onto the dogwood.

 Aren't they cute??? I had way too much fun with this silly little craft because I came up with it -as my 2 yr. old daughter would say- by self.

Anyway, I'm offering three dogwood blossoms with leaves for free to one lucky person. Just leave a comment on this post and I'll choose someone at random on Fri., May 13th. Thanks!
Fondly, Tami


  1. What a great idea!! All of your projects are so beautiful!! Thanks for sharing!
    Denise in WA

  2. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [08 May 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  3. That was a great idea for the dogwood blossom centers thanks for sharing.

  4. Oh Tami!!!! These are all GORGEOUS!!!! Your flower is AMAZING!!!! You've done SUCH a phenominal job ma'am!!! I'm super super SUPER impressed!!!!!!!

  5. Wonderful blog. Great idea for the dogwood center.

  6. Great ideas. Please pick me for your drawing!!! LOL

  7. Beautiful files, thanks for the chance to win! :)


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