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QuickKit - Scrapbooking

This is a great tool for all you scrap-bookers out there. I developed it several years ago when I started participating in color kit swaps. With this map you get the pieces for two photo mats, one matted border and one journal box. Then there is enough left over for tags, page corners, photo corners, deco squares or other elements.

This pattern/template/sketch was developed by TammeyBrown several years ago. Please do not alter or claim as yours. Thanks!

Record Breaking Snowfall - Fargo, ND 2008

Ever wondered what a good snowstorm in the midwest looks like? Here it is! This photo is my pickup drivers side door! That is the rear view mirror and the snow piled up on the window and over the hood of the truck!!!




Above - Driving through Fargo this morning.

This is what I opened my door to this morning! Several feet of drifted snow! Not sure you can tell in the photo though.

And how do you plow driveways in weather like this??? Like this!! (OR hours and hours with a shovel! LOL)

Want to see more snow pics?
http://tammeybrown365.blogspot.com/2009/03/mar-11-71365-day-after-blizzard.html

http://tammeybrown365.blogspot.com/2009/03/mar-10-70365-blizzard.html

Ice Fishing - ND

Wow! I've never been brave enough to get out there on that ice and check out the ice houses. This is a lake. This is a lake covered in snow. This is a lake covered in ice and now and people! See the red pickup? he's driving through the fresh foot of snow to get out to his ice house... on the lake lol I saw in the news yesterday where a city worker decided to plow a path to his ice house, on a lake, with government equipment. Yep, you guessed it. It was too big and went through the ice! I tried to find an article in the local newspaper about it, but I couldn't find anything.

I'm going to go out with my camera today as we have record breaking snowfall here in Fargo, ND! You should see it outside! Fluffy snow everywhere! I'll go take pics now.

It is way too cold here for a snowman!!

Working on a new file - CHALLENGE???

I woke up this morning with two new file ideas. I had the first one almost done and inkscape crashed! grrr I started over lol It's an exciting file, but I never know if anyone else actually uses my files. Do they just store up the freebies for some day? Has anyone actually used one of my files?

Maybe I should have some kind of challenge on here. Would anyone be interested in that? I just don't know. I could even have a prize.

Any input?? If you would be interested in participating in a challenge on this blog, please leave me a comment. I'm thinking a tear bear, some stickers and embellies and perhaps some files. What do you think?? Anybody out there? lol

25 Days of Christmas - Icicle Box/Ornament

Here is the last of the 25 Days of Christmas files. It is a really fun little 3-D cone shaped box. It comes with an optional icicle border and year. I was thinking these would be really cute with a bow tied on the top of the handles, glitter on the icicle, and full of yummy candy.

They could be hung on the tree or arranged in a bowl like a flower arrangement at a party.

Thank you Esther for cutting the file and sending me a photo and for letting me share it here on my blog.

FOR TODAYS FREEBIE CLICK BELOW
Merry Christmas!!!! GSD File (RM 5.1) - NEW CraftRobo & similar machine file type (Sorry everyone, I'm on a Vista machine now and it required the upgrade. I have uploaded the SVG & DXF to my website at http://tammeybrown.com/DaysXmas.html - just scroll to the bottom of the page)

PDF File (Print file on white cardstock and follow the instructions in the file) Be sure to check out my other files at ThatsScrapInc.com

HOW to use your software to cut out a file with your cutter -
us…

25 Days of Christmas - Christmas Corners

This is the last file for the season. I've created these very festive page corners for your Christmas projects! (See the layered corners on the layout?)

It has been my pleasure to share the Christmas spirit with you this year. I would love to see any projects made from my files.

This layout incorporated files I shared on my blog during the 25 Days of Christmas (except the hot cocoa and cookies file - everything else was a blog give away).

I took my grand daughter to see Santa and all she was interested in was the suckers! She wouldn't even look at him! LOL

NOTE: The plate of cookies and hot cocoa is a file I will be uploading to the store the first week of January.


Merry Christmas!!!! This file is no longer available as a free download. Click on the pic to go to the file.

25 Days of Christmas - Problem

Well, I have a new file to share, however, I'm having Vista issues. My husband got a new computer for Christmas. He insists I get his 'old' one. It has Vista, I don't want vista lol Here it is though. It has new RAM and has been formatted. I sat here all morning installing my software and getting it to where I like. I can NOT get RoboMaster to install correctly! I've tried and tried, but vista doesn't recognize the driver.

I got a KNK for Christmas, but that doesn't help me with the GSD's. So, if you have a CraftRobo AND the NEW RoboMaster (5.1) and would like to testcut a file for me, please email or IM me. It's a simple cone box for New years treats and has an icicle border to go around the top. I need to make sure the icicle/year border fits the box correctly.

Thanks!
Tammey

Grinchy Poop

A few weeks ago I put together a little booklet of ideas. It was projects I'd assembled from ideas shared with me. My husband loved the little gag gifts and we made a bunch up for family! Of all of the items, Grinchy Poop was the most popular!

It was all very silly. To see the file I shared on here go to;
http://tammeybrown.blogspot.com/2008/12/25-days-of-christmas-idea-booklet.html

More snow pics

The snow really added to the holiday! Of course, it also added to the really cold temps!


Christmas Eve 2008

Wow, what an awesome day! We had friends and family over to eat and for a gift exchange. The little kids got a little overwhelmed, but other than that it was an amazing day that I totally enjoyed! I will post pics after tomorrow. We have more family to see and, of course, Santa stops by tonight.

With everyone gone and stepson in bed, I thought I would sit down and make something to share tonight LOL Well, I had good intentions! I'm just too drained. I can't come up with anything. I will continue and post the Christmas day and eve files by this weekend.

What happens when you have a HUGE family? LOTS of presents! Yes, there is a tree in there! Next year, I just put ornaments on the boxes!!! LOL I have four grown children and their spouses/friends, three grandchildren, my mom and aunt, my husband and his son, and other family and friends! (The little girl in the photo is my grand daughter)
Merry Christmas everyone!! I wish you all the very best! I hope your Christmas was full of lo…

Templates

I love templates! This link was posted to my blog request for a slider card template. I didn't find that on there, but I did find a bunch of other great templates! I'm going to share the link here with all of you in case anyone else is looking for templates. If you know of good sources for templates, please let me know and I'll add them to this post!

http://www.ruthannzaroff.com/mirkwooddesigns/templates.htm

25 Days Of Christmas (Festive Lights!)

TWO days to Christmas! Wow, are you all ready? Tomorrow is Christmas Eve. This month has flown by so quickly. I hope you have enjoyed the 25 Days of Christmas sharing on my blog. I so appreciate those few that posted comments. Thank you so much! It seem I had about 1 in 10 that downloaded the files, posted.

This file is no longer available as a free download.
Please click the pic to view the file.

25 Days Of Christmas (Intricate, layered Merry Christmas Title)

Today is December 22nd! Are you ready for Christmas? I've had such a great response to my layered files, that I thought I would share this one. I have included in this post how to put these files together.

Don't let it intimidate you! It is FOUR simple layers. Each layer cuts as ONE piece. That's it. I think this file may be intimidating some, so I broke it down to show you how to cut it out.

Save and open the file. Cut the red layer on red paper, the green one on green paper, the yellow from yellow and the background from black (or whatever colors you want).


Layer the yellow over the black, center it there and then use double sided tape to adhere it in place.




Layer the green over the yellow. Center and adhere it into place.





Center and adhere the red in place! Tuck the berries behind the holly leaves.

HOW to use your software to cut out a file with your cutter - using RoboMaster and a GSD file

Sorry this file is no longer available for free download. Click on the photo to the lef…

Scrapbooking Sketch

Here is a really fun sketch we are using for a sketch challenge in my group!

If you use it, I would love to see the results.
Tammey

25 Days of Christmas (All I Want For Christmas Welded Title)

FOR TODAYS FREEBIE CLICK BELOW
FOUR (4) Days to Christmas!!!!

All I Want For Christmas WeldedTitle and My Wish Journal Box
This file as a welded, two piece title that reads: All I Want For Christmas
That way you can put the All I want for at the top of the left page and Christmas across the top or bottom of the right side page. "My List" is welded to the journal box for ease of use (no tiny parts to chase down!)
Sorry this file is no longer available for free download. Click on the photo to the left to purchase/view this file.
Be sure to check out my other files at ThatsScrapInc.com

25 Days of Christmas (Dear Santa Layered Photo Frame)

Today's give away is this beautiful photo frame that has four layers with the words welded right to the layers! All you do is cut them with your machine and then adhere one to the other with your favorite photo behind the top layer!

Sorry this file is no longer available for free download. Click on the photo to the left to purchase/view this file.
Be sure to check out my other files at ThatsScrapInc.com

25 Days of Christmas (My 1st Christmas Photo Frame)

Wow, December 20th! This month has gone by so quickly! In honor of taking my 3 mo old grandson to see Santa, I've designed this three layer frame. It is simple, yet LOOKS complicated!
cut the background layer with HoHoHo 2008 welded right to it!
cut the second layer with My First welded to it. Last cut the top layer with Christmas welded to it. Once all layers are cut out, simply adhere the MyFirst layer to the background layer (make sure you center it). Place your photo and then the top layer. That's it!

Sorry this file is no longer available for free download. Click on the photo to the left to purchase/view this file.
Be sure to check out my other files at ThatsScrapInc.com

Slider Card & Gift Card Holder Links

Here are some of the links I found while searching for the gift card holder Gail. I never did find the template for the one I was thinking of, but these were all worth viewing. Hope they inspire!
Gift Card or Money Holders:
Ustamp4fun.comKwernerDesign.comRainyDayCreationsLaurenm.blogs.splitcoaststampers.comTwoPeasInABucket.com
PineFeather.typepad.comRosaswelt.blogspot.com (In German, but pics make it easy to follow)Paperpleasing.typepad.com
Slider Cards:
NicoleHeady.typepad.com
JenniferMcGuireInk.typepad.comTheDailyScrapper.comBHG.comCambriaTurnbow.blogspot.comHouseOfStirfry.comSplitCoastStampers.comVeraStamps.comDiynetwork.comStamperspad.comHidden Slider Cards
Techniquejunkies.com
Not for gift cards, but adorable!
PrickAndStitch.IsMyCraft.comScrapbook.comIF you found this post helpful, PLEASE check the OTHER box below!! Thanks!

Ideas

I have to admit, I'm running out of ideas.
We only have 7 days left.
I'm totally open to suggestions.
What would you like to see?
Do you likethe simple files? The layered ones?
The paper piecing ones? Are you
looking for sketches? Ideas? Techniques?

Please post your comment/suggestion.

Thanks!
Tammey

25 Days Of Christmas (I Saw Santa Frame)

Seven days to Christmas!! Are you ready?
On our jolly trip to Christmas, Tammey made for you....
A TWO piece, welded photo frame!

This simple to cut and assemble frame will fit perfectly over your 4x6 photo of your child, grandchild, furkid etc on Santas lap! (The 08 is optional)

This file is no longer available for download. Click on the photo to see it in the store.

25 Days Of Christmas (Holy Night File)

Well we are more than half way to Christmas! Are you ready? I will be baking with my girls, grandkids, mom and little nephew this weekend. It should be a huge mess and tons of fun!

On the 17th day of our Christmas Countdown, Tammey made for you this beautiful Holy Night card front (layout title, diecut etc)!

This file is no longer available for free download. Click on the pic to visit the store.

25 Days Of Christmas (FREE Project Links)

For the 16th Day of Christmas, Tammey brings to you a whole list of really fun sites full of FREE project ideas and patterns!

Absolutely Free Plans - GREAT site of FREE patterns and ideasFamilyFun - Lots of ideas for crafts with childrenChildrens Free Sewing Patterns and Projects Free Crafts and IdeasChildrens Craft PatternsFree Science Fair Ideas (And newsletter) - Looked interestingFree woodworking plansMaking Books With Children
Hope you enjoy the links. I should have more files ready to go by tomorrow :)
Tammey

25 Days Of Christmas (FREE Crafting E-zines)

Well my computer crashed yesterday and I lost everything I'd worked on over the weekend, including photos of the kids with Santa! Ugghh But it also means I lost the freebies I had ready to go. So, for today, I'm taking advantage of a couple of freebies I found online. This freebie is for crafting magazines right to your email!


On the 15th Day of Christmas, Tammey brings to you...
FREE Crafting E-zine!
Just click here to sign up.

(I signed up too and it seems legit - if you have any trouble, please let me know and I will remove this right away!)

Blizzard at Fargo, ND 2008

I took these photos across the street from me today. I took them at noon on Dec 14, 2008. The storm started at noon! I'll take pics as the day progresses. We are really getting hit hard!


3pm and it's STILL snowing!!




Want to see more blizzard pics?
http://tammeybrown365.blogspot.com/2009/03/mar-10-70365-blizzard.html

http://tammeybrown365.blogspot.com/2009/03/mar-11-71365-day-after-blizzard.html

25 Days Of Christmas (Blizzard title!)

WOW! You should see the blizzard we are being hit with! Everything is shut down. My husband had to drive a few co-workers home as the weather was too difficult for them to drive. He told me there were snow drifts higher than the hood of our truck! That was by 10 am!!! It has continued to snow and is supposed to keep going throughout the day and evening. (My local newspaper - Click here)

FOR TODAYS FREEBIE CLICK BELOW
GSD File (CraftRobo & similar machine file type)KNK File (Another type of cutter machine - I'll convert ASAP & upload them as I get them done - PC problems right now - Vista! ugghh)
PDF File (Print file on white cardstock and cut title out) Be sure to check out my other files at ThatsScrapInc.com

PLEASE check the box below for the file type you download!

25 Days Of Christmas (Snowman File)

Oh my goodness, the snow has started here! You should see it. The cold is seeping in through the walls and windows, the wind is howling, and the snow is blowing all over the place. That makes for some treacherous driving! The blowing snow causes a white out and obliterates the roads. You kind of just pray and drive where you think the road should be!

So in honor of all the white stuff coming to visit this weekend, here is a cheerful little snowman!


Sorry, this file is no longer available for free download.
Be sure to check out my other files at ThatsScrapInc.com

25 Days Of Christmas (Layered Christmas Title)

We are halfway there!! On the 12th day of Christmas Tammey made for you this easy to cut and assemble, three layered, welded title!

Three easy layers create this classy and festive title. I don't like chasing down tiny pieces so I try to create titles with very few parts. This title is three layers.
Layer one: Red Merry Christmas and holly berries.
Layer two: Shadow/mat and green leaves
Layer three: Background


Sorry, this file is no longer available for free download.
Be sure to check out my other files at ThatsScrapInc.com


25 Days Of Christmas (Idea Booklet)

I have a friend with young kids, no internet, and was looking for fun ideas. I went through some of my emails and pulled out gift ideas etc that had been emailed to me. IF the information was included on where the recipe or idea came from, then I included it. Most of the ideas though, they are all over the place (I looked) so it is amazingly difficult to credit the original person/sharer.

It is a fun PDF (Download free PDF reader here) booklet with a Christmas & Scrapbooking wordsearch, some recipe in a jar ideas, a few baggie & topper ideas (like snowman poop and snowman soup), a few poems and other just plain silliness. I hope it brings you a smile and a few ideas!! Thanks for visiting! If you have other ideas along the same ideas as you find in here, please feel free to send them my way and I'll add them.

CLICK HERE FOR THIS FREE DOWNLOAD
(If you have trouble opening this file, download the free program here)

Please mark OTHER below if you downloaded this share :)
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Gift Card Envie

Help! :) Last year I remember seeing people share their gift card packaging. I saw altoid tins and other creative ways to give gift cards. The one I'm looking for though, is made of paper. It was a cutter file or paper template. When assembled and loaded, then you just pulled the little tab and the gift card popped out the back. I loved it and thought I had it saved somewhere, but I can't find it now.

Does anyone know where I can find that pattern, template or file?

Thanks so much!
Tammey

Nov Winner!!!!

Well we have a winner!!! Last month I posted a challenge and it was that anyone posting to my blog for the month would go into a hat. The winner would then get to pick FIVE of my files from. Any from either store!

The winner is.... drum roll please.... okay, I drew two names! lol

Anna D & Shae (au_bien)

Please contact me asap and let me know which five files you would like (or I will make you two files of your theme choice). Just let me know and thanks so much for posting to my blog! Your comments always make me smile! :)

25 Days Of Christmas (Cheerful Ornaments File!)

On the TENTH day of Christmas
Tammey made for you.....

Cheerful, matted ornaments!!!


Free file downloads are available for three days only
Be sure to check out my other files at ThatsScrapInc.com

Jesus is the Reason for the Season

One of the files suggested last month was one that reads: Jesus is the reason for the season. I just loved that suggestion and created a file.
There is one background (mat) to put everything on. I've found this really makes it easier when lining pieces up correctly. The title words are welded (that means all of the letters are connect to each other so you don't have to chase down tiny parts). The first pieces is "Jesus". It cuts as one piece. That way if you need His name for other projects, you have it. The rest (yellow text) cuts all as one piece as well. Jesus is a separate diecut.

To assemble this file, cut out the background in a darker color. Cut Jesus and the other words in colors of your choice and then adhere as listed below;
BackgroundJesus diecutTitle: JesusThe rest of the words
That's it! Four simple pieces and what a dramatic piece just in time for Christmas!!!

Click here to see that file

I will have a dear friend draw a name from everyone that left commen…

My Webpage is down... and backup

NOTICE - NOTICE - NOTICE Ok, it seems to have resolved itself, but I have no clue what was wrong or why. I'm not going to reset all of the links, just go to my website to get the 25 days of Christmas files. I will start again on Wednesday with uploading the new freebies.
http://tammeybrown.com/DaysXmas.html

Because of issues with my server, the files will only be available for three days and then they will be moved over to the store.

Thank you
TammeyBrown

Amazing Blog

I am constantly amazed and delighted at the blogs out there!! I'm not much of a stamper, but I do use them occasionally. Then I come across blogs like Katies Paper Haven and oh my!!! I WANT to get my stamps and ink out! If you have paper and love to be creative, you've just got to check out her blog!!

http://katiespaperhaven.blogspot.com/

Here are some of my favorites on her blog:
http://katiespaperhaven.blogspot.com/2008/11/box-tutorial.html
http://katiespaperhaven.blogspot.com/2008/11/craft-fair.html
http://katiespaperhaven.blogspot.com/2008/11/another-ornament-and-box.html

Actually... I loved them all :) Thanks for sharing Katie!

25 Days Of Christmas (Christmas Light Border)

On the Ninth day of Christmas, Tammey made for you

Christmas Light Border!!!

These festive lights could be on a layout, calendar, as decoration around your house or for cards!



Sorry, this file is no longer available for free download.
Be sure to check out my other files at ThatsScrapInc.com

25 Days Of Christmas (Free Dear Santa Sketch)

On the Eighth day of Christmas, Tammey made for you -
Dear Santa Scrapbooking Sketch!!!
Dimensions and instructions to create this adorable layout are included in the file.

JPG File (Opens with browser or Photo software - Click on pic in this post) PDF File - Easy format to view and print)
Be sure to check out my other files at ThatsScrapInc.com
PLEASE check the box below if you download one of these files.

25 Days Of Christmas (Free Holiday Tags)

On the SEVENTH day of Christmas, Tammey made for you

Festive Holiday Tags!!!

These festive tags could be used on gifts, layouts or cards!

DOWNLOAD TODAYS FREEBIE
GSD File (CraftRobo & similar machine file type) KNK File (Another type of cutter machine - I'll convert ASAP & upload)
PDF File (Print file on white cardstock and cut the lights out - multiple sections in this file) Be sure to check out my other files at ThatsScrapInc.com
PLEASE check the box below if you download one of these files.Not many are doing this, it's all I ask for these FREE files!! PLEASE check the box!

25 Days of Christmas (Candy Cane Lane Cutter file FREE)

How's that Christmas decorating and shopping going? I'm so not ready and we are already at the sixth day of Christmas!!

On the SIXTH day of Christmas, Tammey made for you
A Candy Cane Lane Title/Paper Piecing!!!

*Free file downloads are available for three days only
Be sure to check out my other files at ThatsScrapInc.com

PLEASE check the box below if you download one of these files.Not many are doing this, it's all I ask for these FREE files!! PLEASE check the box!

Christmas Candy (Free Cutter File)

On the fifth day of Christmas Tammey made for you...
Christmas Candy with Zero Calories!!! File contains lolipops, ribbon candy & wrapped candy. This really fun and colorful freebie would be great on scrapbooking layouts, cards, or throw some magnets on the back for your fridge!

*Free file downloads are available for three days only
Be sure to check out my other files at ThatsScrapInc.com


Todays file was inspired by my dear friend Vicki R :) I hope she enjoys it!

Adorable Tear Bear

Oh my gosh! How cute is this little guy??? He would be awesome on a scrapbooking layout OR as a gift tag!!!! What an awesome way to personalize a gift. I just love him and had to share!
CLICK HERE to VIEW

25 Days of Christmas (Free Nativity Card File)

This is such a beautiful time of year. I understand the stress it puts on a lot of people, me included. However, it really helps to keep our hearts and minds on the reason for the season and not the shopping :)

On the fourth day of Christmas, Tammey gives to you
2 Layer Nativity Silhouette/Diecut & Card!!

Cut this and use it on cards, layouts, or decals for your windows!

*Free file downloads are available for three days only
Be sure to check out my other files at ThatsScrapInc.com

PLEASE check the box below if you download one of these files.Not many are doing this, it's all I ask for these FREE files!! PLEASE check the box!

25 Days of Christmas - Gingerbread House Sketch

On the third day of Christmas Tammey gave to you...
A GingerBread House Layout Sketch!

To download this one simply click on the
sketch and save it to your computer!

Be sure to mark OTHER below and feel free to
leave me a comment if you enjoy this sketch!

(I DID create a layout from this sketch and will post it as soon as I photograph it - to see completed layout, click HERE. This is the cutest layout I've ever done!!!)

This is the cutter file I created to go with this sketch. It cuts and assembles so easily even a beginner would love it.



25 Days of Christmas (Free Santa File)

Well not very many marked that they downloaded the file yesterday. I'm enjoying sharing these, but I need to hear from those that are downloading. I can't track that through the blog, only through you taking the time to mark that you downloaded. That's all I ask in return for these free files. Thanks!!!

On the second day of Christmas
Tammey gave to you... a fun Santa paper piecing!!

DOWNLOAD TODAYS FREEBIE
*Free file downloads are available for three days only.
Sorry this one is no longer available as a free file.
Be sure to check out my other files at ThatsScrapInc.com

PLEASE check the box below if you download one of these files.Not many are doing this, it's all I ask for these FREE files!! PLEASE check the box!

25 Days Of Christmas (Free candle GSD)

Well December is here! I thought it would be fun to do a 25 days of Christmas give away. Each day I will post a freebie to my blog.

I just love the holiday season!
If you enjoy my freebies, please make sure to check out the files
I have for sale as well. Those are what keep me inspired to
continue to make the freebies.

On the first day of Christmas Tammey gave to you....
A free candle paper piecing!


I'm sorry, this file is no longer available for free download
Be sure to check out my other files at ThatsScrapInc.com