Tuesday, November 30, 2010

There's a DT Call

The Paper Variety is having a Design Team call. If you haven't ever been over to their blog, you must go...it is a fantastic challenge blog. You don't just  have to be a scrapbooker, if you love making any type of paper craft, The Paper Variety is for you.

If you don't want to commit to a Design Team, please still pop over and play along. The challenges are great and the prizes are even better! Right now they are having 3 giveaways, head on over to their blog for all the details. Pin It


I have really slacked this month on the challenges over at Scrappin N Chattin. I figured I better at least get one thing submitted. One of the requirements were to repeat the same picture. I used pictures of my daughter in law, she is expecting my granddaughter any day now. You really can't tell in the photos, but she is HUGE (sorry Kim...lol). I used one of the new flower vines that I made out of coffee filters (if you haven't seen the video, click on the "Tutorials" tab right under my header)

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Saturday, November 20, 2010

Tea Roses

I went to Michaels in search of those mini flowers on a vine. They didn't have any. The employee in the floral section said they only carry those in the spring???? Talk about being disappointed! I had a couple projects in mind. After pouting for a few seconds, the light clicked on! I could make my own! Ok, now how was I going to make them? I strolled around the store looking for ideas, when it hit me....coffee filters! I wouldn't have to spend any money, I would just steal some of my hubbys filters.....he would never notice...lol

Upon returning home, I dug out the supplies and got busy. Here is my fisished product. The flowers are roughly an inch in a half, the total vine is roughly 7 inches long. I added tinsel glitter for that added bling we all love.

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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Challenge Blogs Blog Hop

The Cuttlebug Spot is participating in a Challenge Blogs blog hop. The design teams were asked to create a project using something that each challenge blog has chosen. Such as, inks, paints, or mists, 3 of one thing, lace....ect... It was very fun to pull all these things together. To learn more and find the other blog links to the hop, head over to The Cuttlebug Spot and follow along. Nilda is going to choose one lucky commenter to receive a yummy goodie, so be sure to leave some lovin'! Remember, follow the links to the other blogs that are participating, there are some awesome goodies to be had!

here's what I created

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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Place Setting

UGH....I'M LATE POSTING!!!! (please don't strangle me Nilda!)

For The Cuttlebug Spot this week, we are continuing the Thankgiving theme. Nilda has ask us to make things for the dinner table. I made place settings and napkin rings. I kept the design matching last weeks invitation. I just love all the fall colors!

Be sure to head over the The Cuttlebug Spot and see what the other DT members have created, plus, enter for your chance at this weeks prize.

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Saturday, November 6, 2010

Love Canvas

This weeks challenge over at The Paper Variety is Wedding theme. Suzanne, one of the owners really inspired me this week with her altered canvas. You can see it here.

I had picked up some little cavas at Michaels in the dollar bins. They have been tucked away all forgotten for more than a year. They had nautical screen printing on them, but I figured I coulds still alter them....afterall....they were only a dollar. This is what they looked like when I bought them.

Here is the after

Be sure to head over to TPV to see what the DT and the other members have created. There is a great prize to be had this week!
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Friday, November 5, 2010


I have been a smoker for 31 years....I know....surprised huh? If your trying to do the math, I was 14 when I started.....14!!!! Everyone around me smoked, my dad, my sisters, my brother, my friends, it couldn't be that bad if every one was doing it...right? WRONG!

Many illnesses are related to smoking. Heart Disease (which I suffer with), lung cancer (which my grandfather died from and my sister suffers from), plus many many other health issues. You would think that these things would make a person not want to smoke, but smoking is a drug, just as bad as some of the illegal drugs running rampant on the streets. Smoking is HIGHLY addictive and the HARDEST thing I have ever tried to conquer!

Today is day 6 of being smoke free. I think I'm through the rough withdrawls. The tension in the neck and shoulders, snapping at anyone near me. Now I have to get through the wanting. I don't feel that I need it, I just want one. Pin It

Monday, November 1, 2010


This week Nilda has asked the Design Team to make Thanksgiving Dinner invitations for The Cuttlebug Spot. Now this one really stumped me! I don't usually make dinner invitations. If someone gets ever so lucky for me to cook them dinner, they get invited by telephone....LOL!

I had sat down at my craft table several times throughout the week, and nothing was coming to me....ugh! I was beginning to get really nervous thinking I wasn't going to be able to create anything to turn in this week. Then last night, this vision came to me....yep....no joke!

the vision
I started with a 5x5 scalloped flat card. I inked the edges and spritzed it with Glimmer Mist, then ran it through the Cuttlebug with the Swirls embossing folder. I cut a piece of cardstock 4.5x4.5, ran it through the Cuttlebug with the Textile embossing folder, then inked the raised design and adhered it to the card base. I printed the information on a neutral cardstock, then cut it out using a Spellbinders Lable 2 die. You can also use those in your Cuttlebug.

For the bouquet, I took a length of cardstock and rolled it up, gluing the bottom. From the top, I cut strips going down. I rolled up the strips to make paper tendrils. I cut the leaves using the Cricut Create A Critter cartridge, inked them then adhered them in the center of all the curled up strips and adjusted them until I liked the way they looked. I cut different size flowers also using the Create A Critter cartridge. I inked them and also embossed them using the swirls and swiss dots folders. Curled them up a bit, added some gems, then adhered them.

close up of bouquet

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