2016 Peacock Birthday Card Front

2016VDBC_PeacockBirthdayCardI find it fun to try to get an intricate cut with as few pieces as possible.

This card has a layered approach where you can just cut two layers and use a stamp.

Or you can cut the smaller pieces to glue behind the top layer. Anyway you’d like.

This file is offered in svg.





For I know the plans I have for you, Jeremiah 29:11

Jeremiah2911_VDBC2016A friend asked me for this file so she could put it up in her home. This file is offered in an svg. She was happy with it. Yes, this cuts in many pieces which is not my normal style but excellent for vinyl or cutting a template from transparency and using it to paint. I hope you can use it. If you do, I would love to see a photo to share here. Thank you.


2016 – Pumpkin with Fluorish

pumpkinwithfluorish_VDBC2016As many know, I love to use flourish on different pieces.
Here is a 3 layer cut of a pumpkin. If I could carve pumpkins with any skill, I would create them like this with beautiful scrolls and cuts.


This file comes in an svg and is for personal use only.




Happy Birthday Tree Bird Card Front 2016

I need a new stash of cards. Simple and quick to put together. I thought I would share them here with you.

This file is an SVG.  The green is one piece (except the bird). and the brown curly tree has a frame it is attached to for easy layering.









Love You to Pieces

loveyoutopieces_PamSA friend asked me to create this. I cut it for her in transparency and sent it to her. So she could stamp it some for her nieces. Hopefully, she will send me a picture to share here with it.

I did however, post this to the VDBC Crafting Fun Group on Facebook early. So I wouldn’t ruin her families surprise.


Thank you to Pam S. for sharing her take on the file.

[Read more…]

2016 Beach

Working on some other items and these shells inspired me after a great vacation. A multi- layered file with pieces you can use in many places. Enjoy! Chrisbeach_vdbc2016


TBT – Camo Reading Pillows

In an effort to have a homemade Christmas, I searched and searched pinterest. I came across a few pillows for gifts. All had different elements. Here is mine.
The Traveling Reading Pillow with a flashlight. 
I purchased the pillow forms on sale at Joann’s woohooo! The 12×12 was 2.00 a piece. so happy I walked in. I bought 8 of them. Made a test run for my son D and then 5 more for my nieces and nephews and all in varying colors of camo. Then I made 2 more for my other nieces (pictures to come).
I took the opportunity to purchase books from Scholastics for my son’s teacher. I purchased in November. I put a remind in my calendar for October of next year to purchase more books. You can’t beat the price and it always helps the teachers stash of books in the classroom. Win Win.
My pillow actually has a flap folded up underneath on the bottom into the back. So my Sister and Sister-in-law can take them off and wash them. The camo pillows all went to ages 6 and under. So I knew traveling in the car or camping would end up with some dirty pillows.
They all have handles and I went to the dollar store for lights and found carabiner flashlights attached to the handle on top.  The lady at the dollar store looked at me like I was crazy when I wiped out all 9 flashlights they had. I didn’t want to end up with a broken one and they were the perfect size! So I grabbed them all.
When they were opened almost all of my nieces and nephews sat down and started reading right away. Hopefully this will be a useful gift and homemade. yeah!
And recently I was told another Digi Camo Pillow was needed for my BIL. Perfect for camping evenings. Love it!
Throwback Thursday is an indulgence and reminiscing as I pull old posts from my previous blog and reshare them to move them to my new home. I appreciate your taking the ride with me. Enjoy!