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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

HoneyBee Showcase 12/15

It's that time of the year when ovens are heating up ready for those tasty treats to bake. Except for when you make RUM BALLS!! No baking required and so simple to do. I haven't made these in a couple of years, but I promissed my husband I would make some for him to bring to work. Though these can be made anytime, I always chose Christmas as my time to do them. On Motivation Monday, HoneyBee Beth shared with us a yummy cookie recipe. So, today we are sharing our yummy treat with you!

For my rum balls, I used walnuts and light corn syrup. I chose not to use cocoa.

Stop by Betty Bee's Buzz and see what yummys the HoneyBees have for us today!!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Buzz, Brag and Be Happy Friday at Betty Bee's Buzz 12/10

Another fun day at Betty Bee's Buzz!! I can't wait to see what the HoneyBee's have for us today! 

The other day a neighbor asked if I would put into a frame a prayer she wanted to give her daughter.  She brought over a 4x6 frame and I suggested an 8 x 10 would be better.  When I found out the daughter loves pink, I suggested a black frame; I love that color combo, don't you?

I used my own design from my Creative Liberties wall plaque I made, to design this frame for my friend.  Using WORD, I printed out the prayer to the size I wanted to display inside the frame. I had so much fun 'decorating' this and was pleased with the end result.  My neighbor was so delighted and was very sweet with her compliments to me. 

Be sure to check out Betty Bee's Buzz today and see how you can win some blog candy!!..Don't forget our Wednesday challenge where you have a chance to win a $20.00 gift certificate from EAD Designs!!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

HoneyBee Showcase 12/8

First I would like to thank EAD Designs for being our sponsor at Betty Bee's Buzz this week!!  For my challenge, I chose these cute and easy to use birthday sentiments.  I love that they are repositionable since I usually don't get it right the first time.  I also used one of my 'new' toys!..Sew Easy and guess what?  It is easy!  I am not a sewer, but this tool did two things for me.  First, it allowed me to stitch on my cardstock since I have no luck with my mini sewing machine. Second, because this is hand done and takes time, it made me sit down and relax!..I was surprised how relaxing it was and I was able to watch a Christmas movie on TV!  For my tag, I used a Cuttlebug cut and emboss plate.  Then, using my second 'new' toy, I made a brad with I-Top using a piece of the same paper that I stitched.  Don't you just love easy placement stickers and new toys to make a quick card?

Be sure to see what our HoneyBees have for you this week!!

 Make sure to leave a comment to be entered into December's giveaway and play along with us as EAD Designs has generously decided to give away a $20 gift certificate to their store!!! That's a lot of vinyl/stickers!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Buzz, Brag and Bee Happy Friday at Betty Bee's Buzz

I love Buzz, Brag and Be Happy Fridays!!..It gives me a chance to Buzz and or Brag. As for being Happy, why not? Sure beats being down in the dumps. I would like to share with you a card I made using a digital stamp from our sponsor, Fred, She Said. This is the first time I'm using a pre-colored image and I must say, I found my new love!..The colors are so vivid when printed they just make my card come alive. Because I used matted cardstock, I used a light coating of Liquid Glass over the cardinal. I printed the stamp twice and cut out the holly and cardinal which was then popped for dimension. I love how this digital stamp also came with a colored background. I used Nestibilities for perfect framing of my digital stamp. I love coloring and have so many different mediums to accomplish the job. However, for the color and time this digital saved me, I will now be looking at more of those pre-colored stamps from Fred, She Said.

Stop by Betty Bee's Buzz and see what the HoneyBees have for you today.  Please share with us something you made or some good news!!..We would love hearing from you!!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

HoneyBee Showcase 12/01-Cute Emma

I was so thrilled to see Fred She Said was going to be our sponsor at Betty Bee's Buzz!..Always loved Tracy's digital designs and now I get to add Emma to my collection.  My first project using Emma is a card.  She was painted in with Yasuiomo Pearlescent Watercolor set which gives a real petty glimmer look.  For dimension on her dress and hat, I used Liquid Pearls by Ranger.  Once I added Stickles, she was done!  My flowers were cut with a Martha Stewart punch, Flower Soft in the center and Stickles to make them sparkle.  The colors look off some, but the 'reds' really do match..lol

For this next project, I flipped Emma so she would be facing in the other direction.  I decided to make a little 'note pad' for my granddaughter, Nina.   She was colored in using my General's Pastel Chalk pencils. For the 'snow', I used Liquid Pearls by Ranger.  As you can see, Stickles was used in various places.

Stop by Betty Bee's Buzz to see what our HoneyBees have for you today!  Be sure to take the challenge by stopping by Fred She Said and find the stamp(s) you would like to work with.  They also have freebies!!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

New Wall Plaque

On Monday, Betty showed us how to use vinyl cut from our Cricuts over at Betty Bees Buzz.  It was time for me to make a new wall plaque for my craft room and decided now would be the time and use the vinyl technique.  I found a frame on sale at Michaels that I knew would work perfectly.  The frame is a 10 x 13 so I had to think of how using my 12x12 paper would work.  After covering the background with DCWV cardstock, I added a flower border to disguise the added cardstock.

Using Design Studio, I welded my letters from the Songbird cartridge and cut at 2 3/4 inches.  Using painters type to transfer onto the glass worked really well.  I just had to lift a small section of the first letter to get it started.  Before I removed the tape, I used my fingers to make sure the vinyl had a good hold to the glass.  The saying was done with the computer and popped on the glass.

Now it was time to add a pretty corner border. Keeping with my fun color scheme of pink and orange, my project was not completed.

Be sure to check out what the HoneyBees have for you today our HoneyBee Showcase at Betty Bees Buzz.  Also, now is your time to try a project and post it on the blog using Inlinkz.  We would love to see what you do!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Our Dance

I can not begin to tell you how special it was for me to be dancing with my son at his wedding.  When we discussed what song should be played, my first thought was Baby Mine from the movie Dumbo.  Ok, so it's a cartoon, but boy do I cry when that scene comes on.  As it turned out, Elizabeth found the song on the internet to play so Joey could hear it.  Needless to say, I started crying like a mama fool.  I realized that would be the wrong song because I did not want to cry while dancing with my son and if I did, well if people are like me seeing a mom cry, they would cry too.  So, my second choice was the lullaby theme from Rosemary's Baby.  I found the most beautiful instrumental that lasted all of about 1 minute.  Guess I need to watch the movie again to see where this was played.  Since this was a wedding on October 31st and Joey is my baby (even though he is the oldest, both my boys are my babies), how much better could it get to play this song!  When it came time to dance, the MC included the name of the song as I requested; it was perfect!!  I was so taken by the moment, I have no idea what was so funny that it had me laughing.

This layout was based on a sketch from Trisha at Sketch Inspiration.  Be sure to stop by her site and see the awesome sketches she has to share.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Christmas House

At the SWARM last weekend, I was told I would have a project to do.  I had no idea what that project was until this paper mache house was handed to me.  Kristi and Betty painted the houses brown, so mine was done for me.  Did you ever have one of those moments where you look at something and say 'what am I going to do with this?'  Well, that's what happened to me.  Betty and Kristi bought loads of  decorative ornaments, but I still had no idea of where I was going with my project. 

The roof was the problem.  How do I cover this roof??  I used a Martha Stewart punch and made strips and more strips until every section was covered.  Not an easy task.  After choosing my paper, I found myself going into the gingerbread look, so that is what I ran with.  Thanks to Betty, I have a fireplace!..Though I did mumble under my breath a few times, ok, maybe out loud too, I am please with the end result.  I think we all need a challenge once in a while, and this was my challenge.  Mission accomplished!!

Be sure to stop by Betty Bees Buzz.  Check out today's Brag, Buzz and Be Happy Friday.  Share with us a project you made or brag about something exciting!!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

November 2010 SWARM!!

What a fun weekend I had in Punta Gorda for Miss Betty's, Cricuteers in Paradise SWARM!!..Our theme was Angels Among Us and the ladies I had the pleasure of sharing my weekend with are angels.  There was something for everyone between the learning, sharing, good food (yummy snacks) and lots of laughs. 

I worked on a project that I will share with you later this week!

Here is a group photo of ladies who know how to have a good time!! We had more in attendance, but were unavailable for the photo.

November 12-14, 2010

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Fred She Said Digital Stamp

I am so excited to announce that Fred, She Said will be sponsoring us this month at Betty Bees Buzz!  Here is a card I made a while ago from one of Tracy's stamps. 

This was painted with LuminArte H2O with Flower Soft added in the middle.  Be sure to stop by Betty Bees Buzz and become a follower!  We don't want you to miss out on all the cool projects the Honey Bees have to share with you.  On Monday, November 8th, HoneyBee June has a technique to share with you for our Monday Motivation forum.  Then, you will be invited back on Wednesday to share with us your take on the technique.  So, are you curious as to what technique I'm talking about?  Well, guess you will need to stop by on Monday to find out!!  :)

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Wedding Layout

Here is a layout I did using Trisha's sketch #148 from Sketch Inspiration.  Check out here site to see all the awesome sketches she has for you.  Most are her own design!

So, this is my 'first' wedding layout!..This weeks sketch was perfect for showcasing these fun photos.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Wedding Card

Hi Everyone!!..I wanted to share with you the wedding card I made for Joey and Elizabeth.  For those that don't know, my son got married on October 31, 2010 to the sweetest girl, Elizabeth.  Before I show you the card, I would like to share with you a photo of this beautiful couple.

Outside of the card

Here is the inside

Ths card design is from Michael Strong and it's called Silver Lining.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Photo on a candle

This is a project/tutorial I did for Betty Bees Buzz

For some of you, this technique is not new, but I'm hoping it will remind you how easy this is and what a great gift this would make for any occasion.

Some of you live in parts of the country that when you look at the landscape around you, you see the beautiful colors of reds, golds greens and browns that God has painted. Here in Central Florida, my palms are still green and my summer flowers are still blooming. While driving around, I will see a cluster of trees with shades of yellow and gold, but to get the true fall color palette I must create it myself.

For my project you will need:
Wax Paper
Hair Dryer or Embossing Heat Gun
Rubber bands

When you find the photo you would like to use on your candle, print it using regular white ink jet paper. Trim off excess paper around your photo.

Take your photo and place it where you would like it to be on your candle. Then, take the wax paper and wrap around the candle on top of the photo. Secure the wax paper with a rubber band on top and one towards the bottom. The wax from the paper will melt to infuse your photo to your candle.

With your heat gun (or blow dryer on high), slowly and evenly go over your photo. Keep your tool about 2 inches away and don't stay in one place too long. As the wax melts, you will see your photo get darker (shinier) letting you know that area is done. When you remove the wax paper and you see an area that is not infused, just put a piece of wax paper over it and heat until set.

When I did my candle, I did melt a small section near the tip of the photo. I was not concerned because I knew my embellishments would cover it. For those that know me, they know my saying is 'there are no mistakes'.lol..

You are now ready to add ribbon, flowers or whatever you would like to give your candle that one of a kind look.

I apologize for not having photos showing the steps. After I did my project, it wasn't until bed time that I realized I had forgotten to do something. If you have any questions, please ask and I will be more than happy to help you make a project you will love sharing.

Hear is my finished candle ready to display on my dining room table.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Be Inspired Wednesday #107

Keeping with the Halloween theme at Passionately Artistic (formally Cuttlebug Challenge Blogspot), I created this cute little tri-fold step card.  This is one of my favorite designed cards to make because it's so easy and works for any occasion.

Take a 8 1/2 x 11 card stock and it cut lenghtwise. This will give you two cards to work with.  Score at 1 1/2 (valley) 3 (mountain) 2 1/2 (valley).  All strips of card stock will be 4 inches in length.  First cut at 1 1/4, second at 2 3/4, third at 2 1/4 and 4th cut at 3 1/2.  Now you are on your way to create and decorate in whatever theme you choose.

Using my Cricut and Design Studio, I was able to weld the word BOO.  The BOO is glued to the first fold and extends out to cover the rest of the card.  Normally, this size card would fit into an A2 size envelope, but I may have extended my scary ghost too much.  No problem; I'll just use a bigger envelope!
Stop by Passionately Artistic to see what our Design Team has to share with you today!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Digital Layout with My Memories Suite

I am so excited to share with you this super digital program, My Memories Suite 2.  I was given the opportunity to try this program and give my take on it.  I found it to be user friendly with so much to offer to do a great digital page.  One of the things I love doing is hybrid layouts and I can see where this program will come in handy.  There are free pages to download and in this quick layout I just did, I was able to download a free digital Halloween kit! The background paper and frame are included with the program.  The rest of the layout was done from a kit called All Hallows' Eve by Twinky

Please click on the banner located on the side of my blog for more information about this cool program.  I would appreciate if you used my banner to purchase this program for your digital/hybrid layouts!!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Cuttle Your Pages Friday 10-8

This week is Breast Cancer Awareness at Cuttlebug Challenge Blogspot, so for my layout I decided to show what I do to get the word out. Our theme was to emboss vellum which is perfect for the soft look I was going for.

Showing is a business card that I make and leave it around town at those stops to the restrooms and/or the table I was sitting out while visiting a restaurant.

My husband took one to work so that it could be put on the Carousel Bulletin board for everyone to see.

Maggie, owner of Cuttlebug Challenge Blogspot, has decided to make some changes on the blog.  This will be the last day for Cuttle Your Pages and Saturday will be the last day for Cuttin' Up Saturday.  Though I won't be highlighting this feature of embossing on layouts at Cuttlebug Challenge Blogspot, please be sure to stop by my blog and see what I have to share with you.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Be Inspired Wednesday 10-6

It's that time again at Cuttlebug Challenge Blogspot to inspire you with our designs and creativeness.  In honor of October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, our theme is anything that reflects what this month is all about.  It could be a card of encouragement or reminder to take get your mammogram.  Sometimes, just a "thinking of you" card to a breast cancer friend or family member means so much. 

For my card, Think Pink, I could add a sentiment of "Thinking of You" or "Just a reminder to get your mammogram".
Stop by Cuttlebug Challenge Blogspot to see what our design team has for you today!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Cuttle Your Pages Friday 10-1

It's that time again, to show you what we, at Cuttlebug Challenge Blogspot, are embossing today.  Our layouts reflects embossing on paper piecing and our scraproom!!..

The card I was working on is displayed at Cuttlebug Challenge Blogspot for our Be Inspired Wednesday challenge.  Be sure to check out Wednesday and take the challenge; you may win one of two Cricut cartridges.

Here is my layout using Winter Frolic cartridge for my paper piecing.  I love how easy having a Cricut makes for doing paper piecing since I hate cutting..

Stop by Cuttlebug Challenge Blogspot for our Cuttle Your Pages Friday to see what our Design Team has to share with your today!!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Be Inspired Wednesday #103

In honor of World Card Making Day (October 2) the Design Team was asked to make cards for the occasion.  If you are a seasoned card maker or just starting out, be sure to head over to Cuttlebug Challenge Blogspot to see what our Design Team has to share with you this week.

 I decided to have fun with a color combo that I thought would look striking together on my card.  First I embossed my card with my Plum Blossoms, then added a border cut with my Martha Steward lattice punch.  The bird stamp is a digital stamp, but unfortunately, I don't remember where I found it. That was colored in with my Copic markers and then cut with my Nestability die.  The tag was also cut with a Nestability.  Flowers are from Wild Orchard and the branches were cut with a Sizzix die. A little touch of Sakura Gelly Roll Metallic and Stickles were added along with several colors of chalk.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Cuttle Your Pages Friday 9-24

For today, our challenge was to emboss punch cuts.

Our sponsor this week at Cuttlebug Challenge Blogspot is Whoopsi Daisy who treated us with the cutest digital stamps.  While looking at the stamps to choose, I saw a stamp that look familiar.  I knew it wasn't the stamp itself, but something about it so I knew I had to have it.  When I looked at my photos of Nina, I found the photo that made the stamp I was looking at so special.

I knew I had to do a layout of the two side by side, so in my mind I started to format what I wanted my layout to look like. I kept it simple with a glitter border and some embossed flowers.  For my flowers I used French Manor and Lacy Labels.  The centers were cut using my EK Success and Marvey punches.  My title was cut using Cursive 101 and Base Camp. The one top flower is Prima.

Be sure to stop by Cuttlebug Challenge Blogspot to see what our design team has for you today.  Also, take the Be Inspired Wednedsay challenge for a chance to win some cute digital stamps from our sponsor Whoopsi Daisy!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Be Inspired Wednesday #102

Our sponsor this week at Cuttlebug Challenge Blogspot is Whoopsi Daisy who gave us the cutest digital stamps. 

For my card, I colored in this cute little girl with my Copic marker and added just a little dab of Stickles to her bow.  My flowerpot was cut using a Sizzix die and embossed with the Herringbone embossing folder, branches from my Martha Stewart punch and flowers from Wild Orchard.  The blue border was embossed with my Swiss Dot embossing folder and designed with my Marth Steward border punch. Cardstock used is from Prima

Be sure to stop by Cuttlebug Challeng Blogspot to see what our Design Team has to share with you today!!
Don't forget to take our Be Inspired Wednesday challenge and you may win a prize from our sponsor, Whoopsi Daisy!!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Cuttle Your Pages Friday 9-17

In keeping with our Be Inspired Wednesday at Cuttlebug Challenge Blogspot, I am using ATC size cards I received from Crafty Secrets.

After seeing the cards I received from Crafty Secrets, my layout just popped into my head. All I needed to do was take a few photos of Joe’s Flower Garden to bring it all together.

My flower pot and flowers was cut using my Walk In My Garden cartridge. My Prima flowers and cut flowers were then embossed with Textile Texture embossing plate. Small butterflies were punched using my Martha Stewart punch and embossed with Screened Angle for one and Herringbone for the other. The large butterfly is Cuttlebug cut and emboss. My title was printed through my computer.  My heart is one of the cute flowers and folded over to make a dimensional heart.  All cuts were done with Core'dinations cardstock.

Be sure to stop by Cuttlebug Challenge Blogspot to see what our Design Team has to share with your this Friday and don't forget to take the Be Inspired Wednesday challenge for a chance to win a prize from Crafty Secrets.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Be Inspired Wednesday #101

Today our sponsor at Cuttlebug Challenge Blogspot is Crafty Secrets who sent us the cutest nostalgia cards for our challenge.  One of the cards I received was this lovely lady with the updo hair and pretty hat.  I decided to dress her up just a little more with a flower. 
The embossing folder I used is Flourished Frame and the way it's designed allowed me to pop the 2.5 x 3.5 card inside the 'framed' area.  Inking over the embossed area gave this design a stand out look. I then finished it off with Prima cardstock and lace, a few pretty flowers and a ribbon.

Be sure to check out what our design team has for you today and don't forget to take this weeks challenge!
You may win a prize from Craft Secrets!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Cuttle Your Pages Friday 9-10

Happy Friday and Happy Birthday Cuttlebug Challenge Blogspot!!..In keeping with out Be Inspired Wednesday theme, the celebration of our 2 year birthday, our layouts today will feature birthdays.  Our challenge today was to emboss borders and I immediately knew what I wanted to do. 

My son Joey will be having a birthday this month which brought me back to his first birthday party.  While checking the album for those birthday photos I also found the Donald Duck invite that was sent out.

For my border, I used 2x12 strips of DCWV cardstock and embossed with my Provo Craft Polka Dot folder. This folder is the 5x7 size which I love. 

Stop by Cuttlebug Challenge Blogspot  and see what our Design Team has to share with you today!!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Be Inspired Wednesday #100

Happy Birthday Cuttlebug Challenge Blogspot!!!  Because it's our birthday, we are doing..what else, but...birthday!!

Here is a card I made for a sweet friend who is having a birthday this week.  I bought the dragonfly brooch a while back because I knew one day I would want to put it on a card.  My card was embossed with my Asian folder, Plum Blossoms.  The designed is from my Lacy Labels cartridge; flowers are from Wild Orchard.

Be sure to stop by Cuttlebug Challenge Blogspot and see our Happy Birthday celebration!!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Cuttle Your Pages Friday 9-3

Today we are embossing die cuts!

How exciting to have My Pink Stamper as our sponsor this week!!..If you had the opportunity to check out our Be Inspired Wednesday this week, you will find some awesome projects from our Design Team at Cuttlebug Challenge Blogspot using these cute little stamps. Today, we are using those stamps on our layout and embossing die cuts for fun and dimension.

For my layout, I cut decorative squares using my Accent Essentials cartridge and then embossed them with my Devine Swirl embossing folder. In each square, you will see one of those cute little stamps that I received. For my swirl, I used French Manor and welded the heart from Accent Essential using my Design Studio program. The swirl was also embossed with the Devine Swirl folder. My flowers were cut using Cuttlebug die cutting plates and embossed with Swiss Dots. My tag was cut using Lacy Labels and embossed with my Flourished Frame embossing folder. Orange and blue cardstock is Core'dinations.

Be sure to check out what our Design Team has for you this Friday and don't forget to take our Be Inspired Wednesday Challenge.  You may win a prize from My Pink Stamper!!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Scrappy Summer Send Off at HYWWP!!

That's right friends!! Get ready to send off summer with an online crop!!

When: September 2nd through the 7th, Labor Day weekend, extended.

Challenges, Games, Inspiration, Friendship and Fun!!!

So, stop Have Your Way With Paper and...

Don't forget to check out my CARD CHALLENGE

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Be Inspired Wednesday #99

It's time once again for our Be Inspired Wednesday at Cuttlebug Challenge Blogspot! Our sponsor this week is My Pink Stamper who was kind enough to send the design team these cute little clear stamps.  For my project, I made an anniversay card and the little stamp 'on your special day' was perfect.

Both the card and popped chipboard frame were embossed with my Victoria embossing folder.  The frame was 'colored' with a metalic rub-on from Craft-T Products.  The flowered cartdstock is from DCWV and using my Smooch I painted in the leaves for a little color.  The cluster of flowers were done with Wild Orchard flowers with cut pieces of string pearls for a little added flair.

Be sure to check out what our design team has to share with you this week and don't forget to take our Be Inspired Wednesday Challenge.  The prize for this week will be a set of the Punny-Licious Stamps!!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Cuttle Your Pages Friday-8/27

Welcome back to Cuttle Your Pages Friday at Cuttlebug Challenge Blogspot!!

Today we are embossing digital stamps

How exciting to have Digital Delights by Louby Loo as our sponsor this week!  If you checked out our Be Inspired Wednesday, you experienced an array of inspiration from our Design Team.

Today we are embossing those digital stamps on a layout and you will see how easy that is to do.  To get the size you want for your layout, open a blank page in WORD.  Now click on INSERT and go to your file where you keep your downloaded digital stamps.  Once you click on the one you want, it will then be inserted on your blank page.  When you click on the stamp, it will then allow you to size your stamp to what works for your project.  Depending on the size you choose, you can get several on the one page.  Print and cut and you are ready to bring it alive with color!

Having a large format printer, I was able to print my background right on my Core'dinations cardstock. All stamps were colored with my Copics and then glittered up with Stickles.  The shells around the photo were done with my Paper Doll Dressup cartridge.  My mermaid was printed a couple of times which allowed me to make several cuts for the body and pop dot them.  For the tail and top section, I embossed with Swiss Dots and then used a rub-on by Craft-T products.  The body was embossed with Japanese Scales and that had several colors of the rub-on by Craft-T applied.  My mermaid, tag and fish were popped giving my page more dimension.

Be sure to take our Be Inspired Wednesday Challenge and you will have a chance to win a set of digital stamps!! 

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Be Inspired Wednesday #98

Today at Cuttlebug Challenge Blogspot, Our sponsor is Digital Delights by Louby Loo. Wendy was gracious enough to send us the complete set of her Under The Sea digital stamps. Please check out her site for some awesome stamps!!

For my challenge, I made a cute little necklace and  gift box. After cutting and coloring my pieces, I gave it a light coating of paper glaze. The box was done using my Tags Bags and Boxes cartridge and Core'dinations cardstock. After embossing with my Swiss Dot folder, I sanded the cardstock to pop the dots.

Share you digital stamp creation with us at Cuttlebug Challenge Blogspot and you may win a complete set of digital stamps!!
Be sure to check out what our Design Team has to share with you!!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Cuttle Your Pages Friday August 20

Wecome back to Cuttle Your Pages Friday!!

This week our challenge at Cuttlebug Challenge was to emboss titles on a layout.  Yep, that simple, but how many times do we forget to emboss those letters?  I know I keep forgetting and then when I'm done, I remember there was something I wanted to do.  For my layout, the title was cut using my Base Camp cartridge and Core'dinations cardsock.  I love how the Swiss Dots embossing folder works with this cardstock and sanding it makes it pop more!  Papers used were Me and My Big Ideas.

Here is a sample of chipboard I embossed and then I used rub-ons by Craf-T Products for color and a great affect.

Be sure to checkout what our Design Team has to share with you this week!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Be Inspired Wednedsay #97

Wow, where did the week go??!!..Once again it's Be Inpsired Wednesday at Cuttlebug Challenge with our challenge being 'book' or anything related to book(s). 

For my project, I decided to cover an inexpensive album that I received at the last SWARM (crop) I attended.   The theme of this SWARM was Roundup, so I thought what a fun way to dress up an album for those SWARM photos.!!

Embossing folders used were Stars, Tiny Mosaic and Brick.  The frame was cut using my Pooh and Friends cartridge and Core'dinations paper.  Spellbinders Nestabilities for the tag with computer font.

Be sure to stop by Cuttlebug Challenge to see what our Design Team has for you today!
Now it's time to fill up those pages!!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Cuttle Your Pages Friday August 13

Today I would like to show you how you can emboss a mat for your layout page. For my layout, I used brown Core'dination cardstock and my snowflake embossing folder. Because this is such a great cardstock to distress, I used my sanding block to bring out the under color. This is a very simple design by cutting two pieces of cardstock and designing the placement under my photo. If you are using a larger photo or want more mat coverage, simply prepare more cardstock to work with. I just wanted to show you how a simple technique can make such a difference on a layout page. Because our Be Inspired Wednesday challenge was to use acetate or acrylic, I embossed an acrylic ATC card, by Clear Scraps, with my Swiss Dot embossing folder to give a clean fun addition for my page. Printed cardstock is from My Minds Eye, date from Basic Grey; ribbon unknown. More dimension was added by using my EK Success Snowflake punch.

Please stop by Cuttlebug Challenge Blogspot to see what our Design Team has to share with you for our Cuttle Your Pages Friday!!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Be Inspired Wednesday #96

Our challenge this week at Cuttlebug Challenge Blogspot was to do a project with acetate or acrylic. I used a transparent folding envelope box that was a perfect size for my 5x7 Asian folder, Plum Blossoms.  Once I cut the piece I needed from the box, I then adhered it to black cardstock.  For my geisha I used my Kimiko embossing folder and Core'dinations cardstock. After cutting her out, I outlined her with American Crafts Metallic Marker and then brushed across the embossing with my Palette inkpad, vintage cream. Once that was done, I used pop dots to adhere her to an embossed black cardstock that was done using my Bamboo folder. That cardstock was also lined using my American Crafts marker. I pop dot that to gold cardstock by DWVW and finally to a black card.  The finishing touch was adding a charm Orient Express from Blue Moon and Mizuhiki paper cord from Yasutomo and gold glitter glue on the fan.

Stop by Cuttlebug Challenge Blogspot and see what our Design Team has to share with you this week!!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Sponsor Challenge at HYWWP-Sketch Inspiration

Another awesome sketch from Trisha at Sketch Inspiration for our second week of sketch challenges.  On this layout, I used the kit that Trisha sent except for the cardstock used for the fan punch and the two pearl brads.  I wish you could see the cardstocks in person!! 

Be sure to stop by Sketch Inspiration to see the beautiful work Trisha and her design team does with sketches provided by Trisha.  Don't forget to stop by Have Your Way With Paper and look for me there under the name vellumx...!!!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Cuttle Your Pages Friday August 6

I am thrilled to announce a new feature at Cuttlebug Challenge Blogspot called Cuttle Your Pages Friday.  Each Friday, members of the Design Team will show you how to use your Cuttlebug Embossing Folders on your layout!
Today we are featuring embossed frames.

The two Cuttlebug embossing folders I used were Tiny Mosaic Texture and Grace's Frame. All brown cardstock is Core'dinations which is perfect for sanding. After sanding both, I added metallic rub-on by Craf-T Products for the mosaic frame. Using my X-Acto knife, I cut out the inside of Grace's Frame and for the oval, I used my Fiskars oval template. Once done, I taped the photos from behind the frame and then added Starform Gold Stickers. Other products used were Prima Printed cardstock, Wild Orchid Crafts, Martha Stewart heart sticker, Martha Stewart fan punch, Nestibilities, Dew Drop and Palette inkpads. Ribbon and bottoms, unknown.

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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Be Inspired Wednesday #95 Sympathy

For our challenge this week, we were asked to make a sympathy card.  I know, it's one of those cards you hope you never have to use, but sadly there is that occasion where you need to let someone know you are thinking of them.

Here is the card I made for such an occasion.

Supplies I used:
Ribbon-Martha Stewart
Inkpad-K & Co
Stamp-Hampton Art
Frame-Lacy Labels
Embossing folders-Scroll Work and Devine Swirls

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Sunday, August 1, 2010

Sponsor Challenge Have Your Way With Paper

This month we are so excited to have Sketch Inspirations as our sponsor at Have Your Way With Paper.  Not only is Trisha on our design team, but she has a site with a new sketch each week and a chance to win a beautiful kit.  You will be so inspired by her sketches and layouts.

This week is sketch #135 and was perfect for my three photos of Ian. 

Thursday, July 29, 2010

CHA-Wall Decor

Rosemary Zuba

How exciting for me to present to you two new embossing folders from Provo Craft!!..These Cuttlebug folders are companion folders to the new cartridge, Wall Decor and since I knew of someone who just had a baby I was thrilled to received two folders that would work on a layout I wanted to do.

My background paper is My Minds Eye and the two baby folders were embossed using Core'dinations Gemstone cardstock. Stickles was added to the clothesline folder and ribbon and slider to the folder with all the embossed cute little baby clothing. Slider and paper flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts located in the UK. The pretty bling flower is from Prima. Butterflies (Fiskars and Marth Stewart punches) and title were cut using Core'dinations Whitewash cardstock. For the title, I used Cursive 101 and Design Studio to weld the letters together. The green mat is also Core'dinations. The pink stem was a gift from a friend; sorry don't know the company.

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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Be Inspired Wednesday #94 Cha Cha Cha

Because this week is CHA in Chicago, the Design Team was asked to do a fun project with a musical flair.   After looking through my Cricut cartridges, I found the cutest duckie in the Stretch Your Imagination cartridge.  With this cut, you also get the musical notes; how perfect was that! I embossed a white card with Swiss Dots and then lightly went over the embossing with blue ink from K&Company.  Martha Steward daisy flower was trimmed down, a little orange chalk on the duck, Stickles on the musical notes and some pearls to dress up 'miss' duckie. The butterflies were punched with my Fiskars punch, green Cor'dinations sanded for the bottom with computer print on vellum.  I thought blue google eyes would maker 'her' look even cuter..!!

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Sunday, July 25, 2010

Christmas Around the Clock CD Frame

How exciting to be a part of Christmas Day July 25!!..Our design team has been featuring project today with mine scheduled for 1:00.  Continue to check out Cuttlebug Challenge Blogspot for more projects to follow throughout the day.

My project is a CD frame!!
What you want to do is cut your cardstock to fit INSIDE the CD case. Each side is a different measurement, so be careful with your cuts. For me, I still needed to trim some even after measuring, but since I was prepared for that, I was ok with it. I used Clue Arts tape runner in the center to keep the cardstock in place; I knew it would be covered up when I did the outside of the case. Once you get your cardstock in place, it’s time to decorate. For my printed cardstock I used Joann’s Peppermint Forest (solid was DCWV) and several Provo Craft embossing folders; Poka Dots, Swiss Dots, Snowflakes, Christmas Countdown and Japanese Scales. Cricut cartridges used were, Pooh and Friends (book), Joys of the Season (tree and ornament), Lacy Labels (back label), Cursive 101 (date) and Wild Card (frame). Also used were Prima flowers, Creative Memories stickers, Stickles, Martha Stewart inkpad, EK Success snowflake punch and computer journaling.
Be sure to check out what our Design Team has to show you!!!
and have a Very Merry Christmas!!

There will be Cuttlebug prizes to the person who does the most challenges during our Christmas Around the Clock.   Visit Cuttlebug Challenge Blogspot to post your entries; you have until August 1st