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Saturday, May 30, 2009

Happy Birthday

Prima flowers, bling and butterfly...don't you just love them??!! I needed a quick mojo and thought a card would do it, especially since I wanted to play with my new stash. I have a thing for fibers and love using them on or around flowers. I actually have to tell myself..'not on every card"!

Friday, May 29, 2009

I got an award!!!

What a sweet surprise to open my messages and see that I got an award from Dawn !! Be sure to check out her blog to see what she has to share with us. Go to Tuesday, May 26 and see her gorgeous layouts!!

Now who doesn't like an award!!..So, I will be passing on this fun to 4 of my online scrappy crafty sisters and one 'scrappy critic'!!!..

Erin Not only is she a great scrapper, but she is cute, sweet and oh so caring!!

Krissy Talented, cute, sweet and pregnant!!!..Check out her blog to see her awesome work and her cute little boy, Jackson!!

Mary Fran Oh you have got to see her cards!!! This is my online ATC swapper sister!!

Trisha Here is someone who gives so much inspiration in EVERYTHING she does, that you just have to see it for yourself!!

Joe Ok, so he is not a 'scrappy' friend, but he does comment on my work..lol..Check out his blog for humor, info, opinions and more!!

So, this is what you have to do:
The Lemonade Stand Award.
The rules of this award
*comment on this blog
*cut and paste the award logo and use it on your own blog
*nominate 5 to 10 blogs you feel show great attitude and gratitude
*link to your nominees within your blog post
*comment on their blogs to let them know they received the award
*link back to the person who gave you the award to show your appreciation

Monday, May 25, 2009

Joe, this is for you

Need a little humor or those tid-bits of info that either make you say 'ummmm' or 'gee, I could use that in a conversation, then check out my husband's blog Joe Zuba is the name and talking his his game. Ok, pretty bad, but that's what his blog is all about. Joeyzspeakeasy. Soon I will be telling you about a book he has written as soon as I know it will be out for purchase. It's in the final stages now with the publisher. Lighthearted, fun, witty and sarcastic is what it's all about.

Good Afternoon

Yep it's me, Rosemary Zuba, scrapper/cardmaker and whatever else I feel the need to be challenged by. This is an open invite to stop by often to see what's new and what fun and informative links you can visit. Be sure to leave comments; I love hearing from you!!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

May's ATC

May's challenge was to use a brown paper bag. The background was embossed with my cuttlebug swiss dot embossing folder and taped to cardstock. Using brown and gold ink, I gave it a designed look. The flower pot was cut using my Sizzix die and that too was embossed (don't remember the name of the folder). Again, I used ink to give it color. Then the flower pot was set on pop dots for dimension. Luckily, I was at a SWARM when I did these and someone had the Beaches cartridge for me to cut this little guy!!..He is a perfect finishing touch!! The 'cactus' was cut with my Cricut Home Accents cartridge and then topped with Stickles. Please check out Ker's blog to see some awesome ATCs by some very talented ladies.

KI Memories Sponsor Challenge

Don't you just love these papers?!! How fun to mix the prints for Arianna's birthday layout. The pink swirl is another of my Prima buys that I knew would look too cute on this page. Isn't she a little doll!!

Prima Butterflies

This is a card I made for Trisha's flourish challenge at Have Your Way With Paper I just received these awesome Prima butterflies and couldn't wait to use them. The stud flourish is also Prima..gotta love it!!!..I was able to get this card done before I left for vacation, but didn't get a chance to post until now.

Back from vacation....

and it rained all week!!..It's still raining, but my flowers look pretty..:) Trying to catch up on emails and things that need to get done for my Texas trip next week. Oh, did I forget to mention..I'm going to Texas!!!..Meeting up with some of my sister scrappers from Have Your Way With Paper and it just happens that we are staying near the Great American Scrapbook Convention!!!..Arlington, Texas!! Our plan is to spend one whole day checking out all the booths and buying..shhhhh..(yes, buying..lol) I have a couple things that I want to showcase on my blog, so off to get that done!!

Sunday, May 17, 2009


I just received my huge order of Prima flowers, butterflies and bling and don't have time to play with them..!!..Heading out today and will be gone for a week to spend time at our timeshare. I'm thinking of packing a few things to scrap, but not sure if this will go over well with my husband..lol

Between doctor visits and fun stuff, I'm going to have a busy next several weeks. June 3-6, I will be in Texas meeting up with some sweet online sisters from Have Your Way With Paper. There will be only 8 of us, with one girl I had met on her trip to Disney. Yes, I live that close to the mouse..lol..How fun to have a scrapbooking convention in town only a few miles away from where we are staying. We often talked about getting together and this seemed like a perfect excuse..lol..

So, things to do and places to go...catch ya later!!
This is a card I made at the recent SWARM I attended. Something so simple was shown to us that several of us had to try it. Using butterfly stickers (sorry, don't have the manufactured name), I took one butterfly and set it on vellum. Used my Bic markers and colored in the wings. Then I trimmed it and adhered it to the cardstock. For the top butterfly, it was attached to the transparency that was in the packaging and again trimmed. This gave the top butterfly some stability. Glue dots down the body held the two butterflies together.

Wordle Challenge

At Have Your Way With Paper, Erin gave us a challenge using Wordle. I was able to do a 12x12 Hybrid printing the 'wordle' right on my paper. I love my Epson 1400!!!. The large photo corners were designed using Design Studio since I could not find any corners to cut with the cartridges I have. I used George by welding two rectangles and then trimming the ends; brads finished it off.

Fish Pedicure

This is a layout I have been wanting to do since...um...January..lol..I finally got it done!! Fish Pedicure..yep, just what it says; little tiny carp eat away dead skin. This sounded interesting enough that I had to try it. Elizabeth, my son's girlfriend, and I went for a pedicure. She wasn't going to have the 'fish' done, but I explained it really didn't feel bad at all. She took the plunge and did it!!..As it turned out, after we had this done, it was just a matter of time before Florida banned the fish procedure. I don't regret having it done! Background paper is DCWV, solid blue is Coredinations. Cricut cuts and the quill I had forever and don't remember the name.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Cuttlebug Challenge Winners!!

Congratulations to all the winners of the Cuttlebug Challenge NSD Spa Weekend!!..Be sure to stop by Cuttlebug Challenge to see if you are a winner!!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

May Card Challenge HYWWP

Over at Have Your Way With Paper, I have a May Card Challenge going on. This month's challenge was to make a card in a 'different' kind of shape, not a square or rectangle that we are so use to doing. Since I have the Wild Card cartridge, I thought it would be fun to see what shape I can come up. This triangle card was simple enough and fun to do with doublesided papers. K&Co papers, Prima flowers, ribbons and lace..unknown. Stop over and take the challenge!!..I will be giving a small prize, but you can't win if you don't enter..!! Here is a direct link to the challenge May Card Challenge

Challenges at Have Your Way With Paper!!

More challenges have been added to Have Your Way With Paper!! Check out this link to see all the challenge being offered!! I have a Card Challenge and a Stamp Challenge happening right now. I will be working on my card and stamp challenge which will be posted at 'Paper' and here. Hope you join me with this challenge and any other challenge you find interesting!!

Be Inspired Wednesday #30

A slice of cake with NO calories!!! This week at Cuttlebug Challenge, I received this cake slice die cut from Creative Cuts and More that I got to decorate! The score lines were perfect for easy folding and the back had a slit on one side for the other side to slide in for easy closing and opening should you decide to use this slice of cake for a party/wedding favor. I made a border with my heart shaped Fiskars punch and another border done with my textile Cuttlebug embossing folder. All I needed to do now is dress it up with flowers, ribbon, pearls, Stickles and little fiber in the center of the large white flower.
Be sure to stop by Cuttlebug Challenge to see what our design team has for you this week. I'm sure there will be enough inspiration for you to give a project a try and post it using Mr. Linky.

Monday, May 4, 2009

NSD Sweet Celebration Blog Hop Winner....

Trisha has choosen the winner for that cool stamp set and the winner is.....Regina!!! Congratulations, Regina!!!..Thanks to all of you who participated in this mini blog hop!!!..

Sunday, May 3, 2009

One More Day....

Of blog hopping fun!!!...If you haven't taken the hop at CuttlebugChallenge or my blog hop starting with Trisha, you still have today to get in on the action!!!

Come tomorrow, CuttlebugChallenge will continue to amaze you with the talents of my design team sisters. At Have Your Way With Paper we are still adding challenges for you to try. Being on the design team there, I can tell you we never have a dull moment!! How could we with Layouts, Cards, Digital, Photography, Projects, Games and chat?!

After taking care of necessary business, like grocery shopping, I will be heading right back into my scraproom to let loose some of my 'creative liberties' !!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

A Big Thank You...

To all of you who stopped by my blog for the cuttlebug spa weekend!!! I am so enjoying your sweet words and reading what your favorite flower is!! Just remember, the weekend is not over yet!!!

Since blog hopping is so much fun, a few scrappy friends and myself have a quick blog hop for you. Just go to Trisha's blog and follow the links. You could win a cute stamp set!!

Have Your Way With Paper....

Have Your Way With Paper has been my home base for a few years now. If you are reading this, most likely you are a fellow scrapper who enjoys making projects, seeing what others are doing and picking up a few inspirational tips along the way. Every month there is a list of challenges that you can jump right into. You don't have to do all the challenges, but I bet you will want to complete as many as you can!! Not every challenge has a prize, but you never know when a prize will pop up!! Stop by and see what we are all about!!!..And once you see, think about joining!!! Here is the site for May's challenges. You will want to check back often since new challenges are constantly being added!!! Ongoing Challenges For May

Friday, May 1, 2009

NSD Sweet Celebration Blog Hop!!!

Welcome to a quick and fun blog hop where you could win a cute set of stamps!!!..Five hops is all it takes, but I guarantee you will be inspired and in awe of what my sweet scrappy friends have to share with you. You will start with Trisha. She will give you your next blog stop. All you need to do at each stop is leave a comment. Once you have visited the first 4 blogs, you will be directed back to me since I am last on the list. Yes, always save the best for last!!!..hahahahaha. Once you are done with all 5 blogs, head back to Trisha's blog and post that you did your 'blog hop'!!! Have fun hopping and good luck with the prize!!!

Cuttlebug Spa weekend: Relax, Rejuvenate, Be Inspired!


This is it!!!...Our Spa Weekend at CuttlebugChallenge !! What a fantastic way to start National Scrapbooking Day, May 3, by starting a day earlier and giving away some awesome prizes!! Read through my post so you can see what you must do to be entered to win one of many prizes being offered by our Design Team and some great sponsors!!

THE SUNFLOWER...(Helianthus annuus) is an annual plant in the family Asteraceae and native to the Americas, with a large flowering head (inflorescence). The stem can grow as high as 3 meters (9 3/4 ft) and the flower head can reach 30 cm (11.8 in) in diameter with the "large" seeds. The term "sunflower" is also used to refer to all plants of the genus Helianthus, many of which are perennial plants. (wikipedia)...

Let's forget for a moment those details from science class and let me share with you my feelings about the sunflower. Just the name alone makes me think of life, life that the sun gives us. It looks up to the sun for strength and growth just as I do. Imagine relaxing in a field of sunflowers letting the sun rejuvenate your very being. Oh, I just close my eyes and go into my little mental world of being one of the sunflowers with the clear blue sky above me and the bright sun whose rays peeking out from behind a cloud look like water pouring out of a watering can. Now that the sun has done it's miracle on me, it's time to relax in a tub of water allowing my body to absorb the wetness into my body and limbs. Again, I close my eyes and pretend I am that sunflower replenishing the water into the roots of my body.

Please share with me your favorite flower....

I would love to have you follow me as I express my creative "liberties". Leave me a comment and join my blog. Move on to the next 'flower' by clicking on Tracy . Keep a list of DT names and their flower so that once you have visited each 'flower' you can send an email to cuttlebugchallengecontest@gmail.com with your completed list.

Be sure to keep checking back at cuttlebugchallenge for info, updates and maybe a few fun surprises happening all weekend long!!

Design Team Prizes

Karen M- K&Co goodies
Amber-Ribbon and Martha Stewart
Maggie-Uhu Glue
Ching-SEI Windsor
Christine-Basic Grey
Lea-Scenic Route Sonoma papers
Danni-Small Spa basket
Nathalia-Vintage ribbon/trim/lace
Jen P-Paisley Embossing Folder
Spike-Arboone, a pot of Glitter Ritz Glitter and a set of Spellbinders Nesties
Mrs. J-Lush bath bomb, a candle and a couple of little surprises
Cassie-Lavender goodies Sachet and Pillow mist
Peggy-Party Light Scented Candle
Cassie-Sophia Lea jewelry

Awesome Sponsor Prizes

Blythe Terrarium http://www.blithegardens.etsy.com/
Monogrammed Robe By Tammy http://www.monogrammingbytammy.etsy.com/
Bella Bee designs http://www.bellabeedesigns.etsy.com/
Ferris Wheels Wonderful gift set for PC comfort http://www.theferriswheels.etsy.com/
Delicious fun Handmill soup from SavonShoppe http://www.savonshoppe.etsy.com/
Java to help rejuvenate from Katheryn http://www.katherynmd.etsy.com/
Gotta have something sweet http://www.fivestarsweets.etsy.com/
Hand painted coffee mugs from Mary's http://www.marywibis.etsy.com/
Blooming towel basket http://www.christiecreations.etsy.com/
Bath soap http://www.nickileigh.etsy.com/
Manicure and pedicure kit http://www.erzuliecosmetics.etsy.com/
Chocolate soaps http://www.southernvtsoap.etsy.com/
Complete Spa Basket with bath salt, eye pillow and MORE!! http://www.tuttieloutoo.etsy.com/


Epson 900 Printer and 3 months worth ink cartridges!!

Cricut Expressions with 2 new cartridges!!

3 Cuttlebug machines and folders...one daily!!