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Monday, December 28, 2009

Christmas Stocking

I just wanted to share with you a Christmas Stocking I made for Joey and Elizabeth. I made one last year and thought I would keep the tradition going.

I was unable to find a chipboard book of a stocking, so I cut chipboard on the Cricut using the cartridge Christmas Cheer. Once that was done, it was easy enough to cut the cardstock I wanted to use in covering the chipboard. Everything was set 'fit to page' on the Cricut machine.

The cardstock is from Joann's exclusive holiday pack, Peppermint Forest.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

What I've been doing...

Just thought I would take the time and post a few things I worked on these last couple of days.

This layout was done from a sketch by Trisha posted on her site Sketch Inspiration. Thank you Trisha for a great sketch!! 

Cute litte penquins!!..I love my Martha Stewart Deep Edge border punch!!..This one is called Doily Lace Trim and you can also see it in the layout above. The tag was stamped using Just Rite Stampers and then cut with a Nestability

For this card, I used Glitter Mist on a tag I had cut and then used my new Ornament embossing folder from Provo Craft..Adding some Stickles gave it a festive look.  The border is again one of my new Martha Stewart Deep Edge punch called Garden Trellis.  Don't you just love it?!!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Need A Sketch??

Then be sure to check out my sweet friend Trisha's newest site!!!..I am in awe of her talent and know she will never disappoint us with her creativity.  I will be posting a layout that I did with one of her sketches, but I'm waiting for the adhesive to dry :) 

Trisha has only been running this site for a few days, but to see the number of followers she has you would think she had this site for months! Yep, she is that good!!

So, stop by Sketch Inspiration and see for yourself.

One more SWARM layout

This should be the last of it.  I had to get the group photo done!!!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Another SWARM layout

This was another page done for a challenge at Have Your Way With Paper.  The challenge was to do black/white and a color photo.  What a better time to get my SWARM photos done!...

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Festival of Lights....

At Cuttlebug Challenge Blogspot.  You must check out the gorgeous creations the Design Team is displaying this week!!!..Also, follow along (per site instructions) and you will have a chance to win a prize!!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Have Your Way With Paper Challenges

Finally got back to my layout scrapping by taking part in several challenges at Have Your Way With Paper

Monday, November 9, 2009

November sponsor at Have Your Way With Paper

We received some awesome cardstock, buttons and tag spots from Jillibean Soup, our sponsor this month at Have Your Way With Paper.  Here are a few things I made and I have got to tell you, the weight of this cardstock is awesome! 

This is a card I made using the cardstock and tag spot.  The border was done with my new Martha Stewart border punch and the leaves are a die Provo Craft that cuts and embosses.

Here is a layout of Nina using several papers and tag spots.  The flowers were cut with my Cricut and then set on silk flowers. The title stickers are also from Jillibean Soup

Using more cardstock and tag spots received, I did an Ian layout. The stars were cut using our sponsor paper and my star die from Provo Craft.  Those awesome buttons were part of the sponsor kit!

New Cuttlebug Embossing Folder-Card

I received my order of new embossing folders from HSN!!..Here is a card I made using the snowflakes and cardinal folders.  After embossing the cardinal folder on vellum, I adhered it to shiny red cardstock. The border punch is from Martha Stewart; Prima flower and leaves. 

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Order NOW for the new folders!!!

Do you believe, I just got done talking with a friend about making sure I ordered the New embossing folders from Provo Craft on Monday at HSN..and...guess what??? You can order it now!!!..I just did and can't wait to play with them..gorgeous designes.

I know these are going to be a big hit so if you are interested in getting these, I suggest you do it now!!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Be Inspired Wednesday #55

Welcome back to another Be Inspired Wednesday at Cuttlebug Challenge Blogspot!!  This week we are using clear stamps from My Favorite Things and the stamp I used is from the series 'Whose That Girl?' called 'By The Seashore'. The sentiment is also part of the set. To color in the stamp, I used General's Chalk pencils and gamsol.  The blue background was done with chalk.

Provo Craft embossing folder 'Bird Call' was used on the Core'dinations cardstock.  Other cardstock used is DCWV.

Be sure to check out what the Design Team has for you this week!!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

New Embossing Folders!!!!

wow, you have got to check these out!!..Provo Craft has come up with some awesome Holiday embossing folders and I can't wait to get my hands on them.  You will be able to purchase these through HSN on Monday, Novermber 2. 

Please visit Cuttlebug Challenge Blogspot and see for yourself what I'm all excited about!!!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Be Inspired Wednesday #54

Welcome back to Be Inspired Wednesday at Cuttlebug Challenge Blogspot! This week I received some super fun Halloween cardstock from Basic Grey that was perfect for what I wanted to do.  Also, our featured sponsor this week is Tattered Angels and for that I received several pieces of chipboard with the 'bingo' card being the one I knew would fit right on my page.

Using DCWV cardstock, I sprayed with Dreamsicle Tattered Angels to give my background paper a one of a kind look.  Using my Cricut machine and the Paper Dolls cartridge, I cut the spider, spider web and tree. Cuttlebug corner punch was used and the tag was embossed with my Cuttlebug Harlequin embossing folder.  I played around with my PSP program getting my photo to have that 'ghost' look to it!! I wanted the tree branches and spider web to accent Nina's eyes!!

Be sure to stop by Cuttlebug Challenge blogspot to see what our design team has for you this week!!!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Sunflowers and Dragonflies Challenge #12

Pull out the ATC size and create!!..I love doing ATCs because they are small and I get a quick satisfaction from doing them.

It's been a while since I used my Asian wood stamps so I thought I would do something with them.  Using black cardstock, the lady and branches were embossed with gold embossing powder from Custer's Last Stamp, Inc. Corners were punched using my Marvy punch and then metallic gold thread was used. Just to give my lady a little color, I used my Sharpie red pen to color in some of the flowers.  Once I was done, I felt like it needed something, so I grabbed my Moon Glow's Glitz Spray (Medieval Gold) that I've had for about 4 years!! I gave it one good spray.  Still something was missing...I took a cream color satin ATC and bordered the edges with my gold American Crafts metallic marker.  Adhered the two together and I knew I was done!!

Thank you Beth, for having another great challenge at Sunflowers and Dragonflies

Be sure to check out Beth's blog and see what the design team has to show you!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Be Inspired Wednesday #52

Welcome to Be Inspired Wednesday! I want you to meet Wilma the Witch; isn't she the cutest?! Our sponsor this week is Digital Delights By LoubyLoo.  Wilma is a digital that your can color in with various mediums to give her the look you want.  For my Wilma, I used my Copics and decided to break away from the obvious colors of purple and black.
The cat and top bat are wooden pieces I bought last year and found them in my fall/halloween bin. Orange and black cardstock is from Core'dinations and embossed with the Harlequin ProvoCraft embossing folder. The borders are from Creative Imaginations.
Be sure to stop by Cuttlebug Challenge Blogspot to see what our Design Team has for you this week.  Don't forget to show us your Fall or Halloween card by using Mr. Linky to link it for us to see.

Thank you Wendy, from Digital Delights and Core'dinations for being such great sponsors!!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Just Rite Stampers

Just Rite Stampers is our sponsor for October at Have Your Way With Paper and I'm so excited to be showing their cool stamps!..The two sets I received are Christmas Something Sweet and Birthday Wishes. 

This was done for a tag swap I'm in at Paper. I made this using the Christmas border and Birthday center. Normally, I would be popping the layers, but kept it simple for easy envelope mailing..:)

Here is a card I made using both the border and inside stamp from Birthday Wishes.  The yellow paper is from a pack I have, DCWV and the printed paper is ColorBok


Saturday, October 3, 2009

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

At Have Your Way With Paper, I have a card challenge going on under the forum "Pink For The Girls".

The challenge is to make a card for a friend and on the card put October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Your friend need not be a survior.

Here are two cards I did today using Wendy's 'Maggie', from Digital Delights.  This was a freebie from Friday!! Thank you, Wendy!! All I had to do was size it and cut; she was all colored in!!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

October Happenings at Have Your Way With Paper

Please stop by Have Your Way With Paper and enjoy taking part in our October Challenges.

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and at 'Paper' we have challenges directed towards this cause.  Yes, there are other great challenges too, so I suggest you stop by and see all the fun we have in store for this month.

Our Guest Design Team member is Chelsea Langsworthy whose work you must see.  It is such an honor to have her as part of our team.

Our October Spotlight Member is Marcee Rogers.  Please stop by 'Paper' and meet Marcee and her awesome work.

Thank you Trisha for another cool sketch!!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Be Inspired Wednesday #51

Welcome scrappers to another Be Inspired Wednesday at Cuttlebug Challenge Blogspot!! Today you will see the final installment of our month long Birthday Palooza.  Once everything is said and done with the party, it's time to send the Thank You card.  Since I knew our birthday girl would be gracious enough to send a thank you card for the awesome presents she received, I decided to make a little gift box with thank you note cards.  This will be tucked in the gift box that was personally made for her. 

The gift box is the 'mini pizza box' that was modified to hold my 4x4 note cards.  The card is a single card that can be journaled on the back.  I also made the envelope to hold the 4x4 size card. 

Keeping with my Tea Party Birthday, I used the same Core'dinations cardstock as I did in the previous projects along with Provo Craft's embossing folders, Victoria and Swiss dots.  Cricut cut flowers, Nestabilities used for the tags, Fiskars border punch, Stickles and ColorBox Chalk help finish the look.

Don't forget to check out Cuttlebug Challenge Blogspot to see what our talented Design Team has for you this week.  Also, if you haven't uploaded your Be Inspired Wednesday projects, please do so by using Mr. Linky.  Remember, become a follower, do the Be Inspired Wednesday projects and post to Mr. Linky to be illegible to win the GRAND PRIZE!!

A big thank you to our sponsors, Provo Craft, Core'dinations and Sakura pens. 

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Sunflowers and Dragonflies Challenge

I made this card for a challenge at Sunflowers and Dragonflies where we were asked to make a fairy tale card.  Now, perfect would be the cute set of stamps, Alice in Wonderland, that Beth has. However, if you didn't have those stamps any fairy tale stamp would do. The prize is the complete set of the Alice in Wonderland stamps and oh boy, would I love to win!!!..

Here is my 'Tinkerbell'.  You can't get any more 'fairy' tail then that..lol..

For my card, I used Prima flowers
Marth Steward border punch
K & Co pre-folder card and printed cardstock
ColorBox chalk ink
Quick Quotes inkpad
Miss Elizabeth sticky lace paper ribbon

Be sure to check out Beth's site for some great inspiration from her design team!!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Be Inspired Wednesday #50-Centerpiece

Welcome back to Be Inspired Wednesday at Cuttlebug Challenge Blogspot!!. This week, we were to do our centerpiece and if mine looks familiar that’s because I gave a tutorial on how to make it!! Check out my tutorial to see how easy this was and what supplies I used.

This photo was taken outside so it gives a different view.

Be sure to check out Cuttlebug Challenge Blogspot to see what the Design Team has for you this week.

Next week will be our last for the month and if you haven’t started yet, you still have time to catch up and get all the Be Inspired Wednesday projects done to be entered in the grand prize give-away. Be sure to become a follower and use Mr. Linky to upload you creation for the week.

A big thank you to our sponsors:
Prove Craft and Core’dinations.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Tea Party PlaceCard/Napkin Holder Tutorial

It is my pleasure to bring you the latest for my Tea Party Birthday!!.As you may know, all this month Cuttlebug Challenge Blogspot is having their one year birthday celebration. The Design Team was asked to create a party theme and make the necessary crafts to make your party complete.

This week I am showing you how easy it is to make a place card/napkin holder. By using my Cricut and Design Studio, I created my card by using the cartridge George and Basic Shapes.

After cutting your card, score so the end flaps fold inward; your design should be showing on the outside. On the rounded end, come in 1/2 inch and cut a slit. This will allow the pointed end to slide through. Slide that end in about 1/4 inch and fold the pointed flap down. You can square off the point if needed. When you put this together, just adjust with your hands so it stands up straight. I cut my slit a little too long and this caused the tip, when put through, unwanted sliding room. Once I got it lined up where it should be, I used a dab of glue to hold it down.

Now it's time to decorate!!
I wanted to keep with my theme, so I did not need much to bring it together. Once again I used the Victoria embossing folder on the card and Swiss Dot for the flower. I just love Core'dinations paper for embossing and sanding!!

I added the large flower, lace and 3 little flowers. Then I cut the tag using my oval Nestabilities and 'Betty' was cut using the cartridge Cursive 101 on my Cricut.

Here is a side view of what it looks like... And here is my finished project now with the folded napkin inserted through the opening....

If you would like this file cut, please let me know and I will email it to you. If you can not use the file cut, I can send you a template to work with.

The month is not over yet!!..There is still more to come!!..I hope you have enjoyed seeing what the Design Team has been creating for you and remember, be entered to win the grand prize, you must complete all the Be Inspired Wednesday challenges for September, become a follower of Cuttlebug Challenge Blogspot and use Mr. Linky to post your creation!!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Degital Delights Sketch #7

When I saw Farm Girl Maggie at Digital Delights, I knew I had to have her. Then, I saw sketch #7 and thought...why not!!..I knew she would be perfect for a 'fall/Autumn card. Thank you Wendy for a cool sketch and cute digital stamp.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Layout Challenge For Have Your Way With Paper

Over at Have Your Way With Paper, one of our challenges was to do a layout using the same photo twice. This was a perfect challenge for me to do a hybrid layout. I love having my wide format printer because it allows me to print right on a 12x12 paper. I'd like to share with you what I did

Digital Delight Sketch #6

Not only is this a sketch from Delightful Sketches, by Digital Delights, but this cute little kitty and pumpkin is a digital stamp from Digital Delights, by Louby Loo. Wendy, you always have the cutest stamps and so sweet of you to share by having your Freebie Friday!!..Thank you so much for your inspiration.

Be Inspired Wednesday #49

Welcome back!!..This week at Be Inspired Wednesday, the Design Team at Cuttlebug Challenge Blogspot made mini albums to go with our birthday theme!!..My album was so easy to do it's embarrsing to say what I did..lol..I love taking advantage of sales and that is what I did when I found notecards on sale a couple years ago (yeah, I hold on to things..lol) at Target!!..By adhering the backs to the front of the cards, I was able to make an album. I used Core'dination cardstock embossed with the Victoria embossing folder from Provo Craft and the Cuttlebug butterfly cut an emboss combo. The cardstock was used inside and all the receiver would need to do is mat a photo and dress it to her liking. I will be putting this in the gift bag I made last week along with a few embellishments; flowers, brads, etc.

Be sure to stop by Cuttlebug Challenge Blogspot to see what our Design Team has for you this week. Also, remember to check out the past Wednesday challenges and do a little catching up so you will have your project done in time to be entered for our grand prize!!

A big thank you to our sponsors this month.
Provo Craft
Embellish It-Online

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Check out Creations by Louby Loo (Digital Delights)!!

Wendy has some awesome blog candy for you!!..Check out her site and see how you may be a winner..And, while there, check out all the cool digital stamps she has!!..Just click on Creations by Louby Loo and see what it's all about!!!

Tea Party Centerpiece Tutorial

Some of you have been following the Cuttlebug Challenge Blogspot and my blog to know that all this month we are celebrating our ONE YEAR BIRTHDAY at Cuttlebug Challenge!! Each Design Team member chose a theme for their party and I chose...Tea Party Birthday!! If you are new, please enjoy what the Design Team has created for you thus far.

I am so excited to show you what I made for my Tea Party centerpiece! Trust me, this was so easy to do, but actually looks like a lot went into it.

Here are the supplies I used. Now, most of you know that I will pull together what I think I'm going to use, but by the time I get started I always end up adding or taking something away. That's ok; you can do that :) I bought a square styrofoam block and cut it down to the size I wanted for my project. Four sheets of Core'dination cardstock was cut about 1/4 inch taller than the block so I would have a valley to work with. I used my Cuttlebug Victoria embossing folder on the cardstock and then used my sanding block to bring up the under color. Once I used my hot glue gun to attached the sides, I measured cardstock to cover the seams.
I was lucky enough to find strands of beads that I bought on sale after Christmas one year; how perfect for my 'look'!! I draped the beads and with plenty of hot glue tucked them into the corners. I did each strand separately.

For the flower stems, I found large craft sticks that were colored using Glitter Mist. Using my Rangers work mat, I sprayed Olive Vine Glitter Mist right on the mat and with a sponge brush, brushed on the 'paint'. I wish you could see the pretty sheen it left on the wood!
My flowers were cut using my Cricut; sorry don't remember which cartridge I used. Some flowers were embossed with the Swiss Dot folder and some were embossed with the Victoria folder. Also used with those flowers and alone were Prima flowers and Prima centers. Cuttlebug cut and emboss butterfly combo was used and lace for a bow. I used my Sizzix leaf/stem die with a little added Stickles. With the extra strands of beads, I arranged them inside the 1/4 well I had made.

Here is a close-up of the front where you can see how awesome the embossing looks on the Core'dinations cardstock.

Close-up of the butterfly

Here is a photo showing how it will look on my table

Thank you for taking the time to check out my blog and be sure to visit Cuttlebug Challenge Blogspot
You still have time to get your party put together by following each Be Inspired Wednesday and uploading your creation to Mr. Linky. There is a grand prize waiting for someone, but you must 'play' along to be entered.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Big Thank You

I just wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who has commented on my uploaded projects. Though I don't get to thank each of you personally, please know that I am thanking you after I read your kind words. I hope you are inspired when you see my work as I am when I visit your blog. Hugs to all my visitors....

Memorable Season-September Sponsor Challenge

Here are a couple layouts I did with products received from Memorable Seasons, our September sponsor at Have Your Way With Paper. I had the pleasure of working with My Minds Eye, Abbey Road. Thank you so much Jill for your generosity!!