Monday, February 28, 2011

Sweet Baby

For this week, Nilda over at the Cuttlebug Spot asked the design team to include a hat pin on our project. I had started making my own a few months ago (see the video here). Also recently I got a new Canon Rebel (LOVE IT!) and had taken some awesome photos (well I think they are  of my newest granddaughter, 3 week old Kalista. I knew I wanted to do a shabby chic type of layout with the photo, so hat pins would be perfect for this project. I am so happy with the way it turned out. As a matter of fact, I keep looking at it and thinking....did I really make this?  LOL  My good friend Dawn recommended that I frame it, which got me to thinking of making one of each of my 4...yes....4 grandkids and using them as wall art.

I love making my own embellishments, like the twishted ribbon flower. This is actually the first one I ever made....and I only burned my fingers four times with the hot glue gun...not too bad...LOL! They are very easy to make and could be come addicting. For the title, I inked a piece of white cardstock, and ran it through the Cuttlebug with the Script embossing folder, then inked it somemore. I then used rub-ons from Basic Greys Sugared booklet which I have had for a couple of years. I very happy with the way it looks. I also made a white satin yoyo flower added a pale pink sheer bow and stuck my hat pin through it!

I ran across the swirly pearls with lace at Michaels, you may have seen them before, but they were new to me. I cut them apart to fit my needs. I had onle seen one package, but I will defininately be watching for more.
This also qualifies for a challenge over at Scrappin-N-Chattin, for use of two different punches. I used the mini butterfly and a border punch.

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Saturday, February 26, 2011

24 Hour Challenge and Giveaway

As another month comes to a close, it's time again for the 24 Hour Challenge with Scrappin-N-Chattin, the #1 srappy group yahoo has. There is something fun always happening, and a bunch of talented gals to chat with.
This month I was to use Get Happy by Cosmo Cricket, and this sketch.

Here is my take on the sketch

Since tomorrow is my birthday, I thought I would offer up a small giveaway. Do you like the paper I used for this layout? Well, I have 15 8x8 sheets from the collection, which includes 1 journaling sheet, and 1 accent sheet with phrases.

I will also include your choice of 2 cuts from one of the following Cricut cartridges.

Cindy Loo
Mini Monsters
Boys Will Be Boys
Block Party
Elegant Cakes
Create A Critter
Plus, a title or name cut of your choice.

And all you have to do is, become a follower if you are not already, and post your favorite birthday under this post. I will choose one random winner on March 11, 2011.

Good luck and thanks for stopping by!

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Thursday, February 24, 2011

10 little Toes

Don't you just love pictures of newborns feet? I know I do. This is of my newest granddaughter Kalista's feet just minutes after her birth on February 8th.

For this layout, I used Design Dollies sketch for this week (LOVE their sketches!) and The Paper Variety's promt which is "Sew Much Fun". I drew up some swirls to make a pattern, then used my paper peircer and peirced the pattern. Then I taped it and worked around until each corner was peirced, then I hand sewed using embroidery floss. It's kinda eclectic, but all and all I like how it turned out.

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Monday, February 21, 2011

Bowling 101

Dax recently went bowling for the first time. The instint he seen this ball, he KNEW that was his! He had such a blast, and by his score, he didn't do to bad either.

I used this layout for one of the monthly challenges in the yahoo group Scrappin-N-Chattin. If you like challenges, this is the group for you. There is something ALWAYS going on over there. We would love to have you join us.

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Sunday, February 20, 2011


This weeks challenge at The Paper Variety was to use this sketch
and Nilda with The Cuttlebug Spot asked us to make a pop up card, so I combined the two this week. It has been chilly and overcast here in South Texas, so I want to make a cheery spring card, here is what I came up with.

Hope you head over and join in on both challenges, both have AWESOME prizes this week.

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Monday, February 14, 2011

Gate Fold Card

This week Nilda has asked us to design a gate fold card for The Cuttlebug Spot. I think this is the fastest card I have ever put together. Everything just fell right into place.

I started with a 5x12 piece of black cardstock, then scored it at 2", 4", 8", and 10". On both ends of the base, I used a punch. Using the same punch, I cut two additional strips from yellow and red cardstock, off setting them just a tad when adhering. The bee was cut using Pooh and Friends Cricut cartridge. I ran his wings through the Cuttlebug using the D'vine Swirls embossing plate, inked it with a pale blue and then added stickles. I adhered him to a mat that I cut from Spellbinders Label Dies using my Cuttlebug as well.

For the inside, I ran a yellow piece of cardstock through the Cuttlebug using the same embossing folder. The heart was cut from the Sweethearts cartridge. All of the text is computer generated.

Thanks for looking, be sure to head over to The Cuttlebug Spot to see what the other design team members created.
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Cupcake Birthday

This week over at The Paper Variety, the challenge is to use a cupcake somewhere on your project. I knew exactly what pictures I wanted to do a layout with. My granddaughter Josslyn had a cupcake themed birthday party for her second birthday. I have had these pictures for a year now just waiting for the perfect time to scrap them.

I've also used this for one of this months challenges at Scrappin-N-Chattin. We are to use 3 hearts on our layout. It's hard to tell, but there is a small on topping the cupcake in the bottom right corner. The big cupcake and heart I received from a Cricut Swap we did in the group by the talented Ashley.

Additional Challenges

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Monday, February 7, 2011

Side Step Card

My first side step card!

This weeks challenge at The Cuttlebug Spot is to make a step card. I have seen these, and put them on my "to do" list, just never got around to trying one. I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out. And it was soooo easy to make.

After I made the base of the card, I was like, now what?  So I decide to make the card for my step daughter who is being induced today.

I cut the baby and the butterfly from the New Arrival cartridge, the grass from Plantin Schoolbook, the flowers from Cindy Loo, and the "It's A Girl" from Nursery Rhymes. Then I HAD to run them through the Cuttlebug and add sparkle and gems.

I made a spring from some wire and attached the butterfly. I love how it looks.
Be sure to head over to The Cuttlebugspot and take a peek at what the other design team member came up with.
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Friday, February 4, 2011

Yay Me!

After being late for the past two weeks challenges over at The Paper Variety, I  was determined to get something completed for this weeks challenge. The challenge was based on this photo, I was totally inspired by the bright tropical colors.

The layout design was based on this months challenge sketch from the yahoo group Scrappin-N-Chattin.

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Tuesday, February 1, 2011


Over at The Paper Variety this past week, the challenge was based on a sentiment about friends. Being too late to enter their challenges is becoming a regular routine for The past two weeks I have been just past the cutoff time.

I used this weeks sketch from Sketchabilities. I LOVE this sketch!

In the picture with me is my friend Melody. I first met her in a scrappy yahoo group and discovered she lived a short distance from me, so we have had several opportunities to get together to hang out and scrap. 

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February is the month of Love. This week at The Cuttlebug Spot, we are kicking it off with Valentine tri-fold cards. Tri folds come in many shapes and styles, so be sure to head over to the blog to see what the other Design Team members created.

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