Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Exciting News

I am honor to say, that I will be representing The Paper Variety, by joining their Design Team. I am so excited to be a part of the team this term, as, they have made some changes.

What kind of changes? well.....

TPV will be having bi-weekly challenges, on the 1st and 15th of each month. Not only does this give you more time to enter your paper projects, but we will also be bringing you video with additional techniques to inspire you,  Also, YOU could be spotlighted as a guest designer. All you have to do is follow along and participate for a chance to become the guest designer. And then there is the awesome sponsors, who generously donate the best goodies. All the more reason for you to come join in on the fun.

Here is the list of designers. Go check them out, each has a unique style and are all full of inspiration.

Kate Vickers, Ontario, Canada
Theresa Neubaum, Texas - you are  here
Carolina Schultz, Chile
Marcia Dehn-Nix, Minnesota
Sandi Pressley, Florida
Sara Zenger, New York
Holly Gagnon, Nevada
Jenifer Evans, Nebraska

also, the lovely founders ;)
Abby Laubenstein, Illinois
Suzanne Spokus, Pennsylvania 

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Friday, December 16, 2011

A+ Teacher

When I first seen THIS project designed by the ever so talented Irene Tan, on Bo Bunny's site, I knew I was going to lift it sooner or later. What better time than Christmas for a gift to my grandsons Pre K teacher. I didn't have any Bo Bunny's Learning Curve collection, so I worked with stuff I had on hand, which was Cosmo Crickets Cogsmo papers.

Here are some close ups

I added the teachers name to personalize it.

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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Twinkle Toes

I love love love this layout of my grandson Dax. This is for this weeks challenge over at The Paper Variety. This weeks theme is Anything Goes, which I also love. It lets the eclectic side of me soar.


I began by cutting out the center of the die cut paper by Bo Bunny from the Et Cetera  collection. Using pop dots, I adhered it to the background paper by Prima from the Printerly collection.  Using more of the Printerly collection, I added a piece kinda of in and out of the cut out area. Let's take a look at some close ups.

I inked and misted chipboard pieces to give a rusty appearance. Then tucked them in with flowers and other die cuts. I made the bauble using Tim Holtz Fragments and some charms. Here is a close up.

For the title, I used another chipboard piece using the same technique then used tiny alphas to spell it out. And of course more flowers and some bling.

I used another fragment and added Dax's name and the year the photo was taken. I added some beads to the twine that it hangs on. here is a close up.

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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Santa Baby

Here it is, Tuesday night and I don't have my DT project posted for The Cuttlebug Spot. Last week, I posted the wrong project, and this week I'm a slacker...LOL!

So this weeks challenge is all about Santa Baby! I made a simple card, and simply love the looks of it.

I used papers from MME's Lost and Found Christmas, and the stamps are by Hero Arts. I love the sheer ribbon bow, it seems to finish the card off.

I am also entering at:
My Time To Craft Challenge, - Vintage Christmas
Paper Crafting Journey - Christmas 
2 Sisters Challenge Blog - Christmas 
Belli Challenge - Winter-Christmas
Hooked on Craft Challenges - Christmas 

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Friday, December 9, 2011

Joy to the World

Have you checked out this weeks challenge over at The Paper Variety?  It is to draw inspiration from a Christmas song. So for my layout, I used the song Joy to the World. The reason I used that is, I remember the joy these Christmas decorations brought Dax. His little face would light up every time we were at my moms in the evening and the lights came on.

Since I used all MME Lost and Found Christmas products, this also qualifies for their December layout challenge of Any Thing Goes.

Just look at these teeny tiny bells, aren't they the cutest? I found a package of them at one of the local second hand shops for 10 cents. There are about 20 bells in the package...can't beat that! I sewed them in a cluster on a bow I made with ribbon from the collection.

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Sunday, December 4, 2011

Paper Ornament

I designed this ornament in Inkscape to cut on my Cricut. It was a VERY long process, as I worked off and on all day on creating a ornament, only to lose every thing. I was not smart enough to save my work as I went along, and Inkscape froze up. Now, I would think I would have been smart enough to save it, as this has happened to me several times. This ornament is different than the one I lost, I had alot of intricate designs in it. However, I am very happy with the way this one turned out. I heat embossed the whole thing in red and gold. The snow flake is from one of MS's punches.

This was inspired by this weeks challenge over at The Paper Variety, which is to use an ornament of some form. The design team created some awesome projects that are full of inspiration, be sure to head over and check them out. And speaking of design team, they are also having a design team call. Get the details HERE.

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Friday, December 2, 2011

Using Scraps

What a week! I did the wrong project for The Cuttlebug Spot this week and even posted it for a few hours. So if  you seen it, disregard it...LOL!  Now, on to the correct challenge, which is to use your scraps. If you are anything like me, you have a drawer, box, or folder full of scraps. Why do we save them? oh yeah, for challenges like this one! LOL

anyway, on to my project. I threw this card together after Nilda emailed me, making me aware that I created the wrong thing. I lifted it from a card i did a year or so ago.

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