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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.

Be sure to stop by Cuttlebug Challenge Blogspot and see what's happening during CHA week!!

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..!!

Thank you for stopping by and don't forget to check out Cuttlebug Challenge Blogspot to see what our design team has to share with you. 

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

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Cuttlebug Challenge #93-Christmas In July

Our challenge this week was to do a Christmas card based on a sketch from our design team member Diane Campell Payne. For my card, I gave it a different angle from the sketch posted, but that's the fun thing about sketches..you can play around with it to make it your own!!..

For the embossing I used my Snowflake Cuttlebug folder on plain white cardstock for the frame and then used Scotch mounting tape to pop it. The same embossing folder was used for the squares and they too were popped. The printed cardstock is Joann's Peppermint Forest. From silver thread I hung silver confetti snowflakes. The large snowflake was cut using my Joy of the Season Cricut cartridge and then 'Stickled' with silver.

Please stop by Cuttlebug Challenge Blogspot to see what our design team has to share with you this week. And, we would love to see you Christmas in July card!!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Design Team Member, Bonnie

has created this most beautiful card for our Christmas in July Festival at Cuttlebug Challenge Blogspot.  This is a fun week a Cuttlebug Challenge Blogspot ending in an exciting 24 hour Christmas Around The Clock on Sunday, July 25!!
Be sure to stop by Bonnie's blog to see more of her gorgeous creations!! Love, Light and Peace.

Christmas Festival at Cuttlebug Challenge Blogspot!!


Cuttlebug Challenge invites you to a full week of Christmas Delights beginning Monday, July 19th, culminating with a Christmas Around the Clock Festival beginning at Midnight “Christmas Eve” on July 24th, with a new exciting Christmas Challenge every hour all through the day “Christmas Day” July 25th!

Bring your friends, your craft supplies, and be ready to create some of the most fabulous gifts, cards, decorations and home d├ęcor items you can imagine! Our designers have created tutorials to show you how to make nearly everything on our website this whole week.

We will have a beautiful Sketch challenge for Be Inspired Wednesday, then on Sunday, (starting at midnight Saturday night), we will have 24 one hour challenges! We will show you a project that will inspire you, give you all of the directions, and then have LINKZ set up, so you can create your own projects and post them. You will have until August 1st to complete as many as you can, and we will be giving Cuttlebug Prizes to those who complete and post the most challenges!!!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Have Your Way With Paper Card Challenge

Not only am I on the Design Team at Have Your Way With Paper, but I'm also the moderator for the Card Forum.  Each month I have a card challenge with a different theme or style and love seeing our members' talent creating a card. This card challenge was for our Housewarming Online Scrap Weekend and was Christmas in July themed.  The card I made is an easel style card which is so easy to do!  I wanted a square card so the measurements are 10 X 5 with scoring at 3 inches and 5 inches. 
supplies used were: My Minds Eye cardstock, Cordinations, Just Rite Stamps, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Martha Steward and Stazon ink, computer Word printing. Gold and white cardstock unknown

Friday, July 16, 2010

Online Crop Party at HYWWP!!!

Because we are so excited with our new look at Have Your Way With Paper we are having an online crop party!! Fun, games and prizes!! July 16-July 18

Stop by and say hi!!..and for those that don't know, my name there is vellumx

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Sponsor Challenge S.E.I.

S.E.I. was our sponsor for June and July at Have Your Way With Paper and wow!! they were so generous with their paper product.  I was able to choose the line 'Claire' and love the colors and prints and how well they all worked together.  I wish you could see the strands of gold in the plaid print!! 
If you would like to see what the other design team members at Have Your Way With Paper did, please stop by.  Each DT member received a different line and some also used SEI from their own stash to make some of the cutest layouts on the internet!
Products used: SEI, Martha Stewart, Prima, Spellbinders, Wrights Hem Tape, Fiskars, buttons and small flower unknown.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Cuttlebug Challenge #91

Thought I would take the time today and do a challenge for Cuttlebug Challenge.  Today's challenge was doilies and lace, so I pulled out a paper heart doily and lace ribbon to see what I can do.  I brought my supplies to my friend Kristi's house and made use of her cuttlebug embossing folder.  Sorry, I forgot to write down the name of the one I used.  Simple card, but I love the colors and how well my lace matched the new flowers I just bought.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

More layouts

I love having photos to do my special layouts!..These photos were taken on my recent trip to see the kids.  Ian's layouts are pretty simple, but I love getting to play with flowers and 'girly' embellishments for Nina's layouts.

Photo Shoot

Nina ia such a natural!!...All I need is my camera and she is ready to do her 'photo shoot'.  I wanted to do a page that didn't look like a finished layout page.  I'm pleased wth the way this came out.