Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Quick thank you and challenges!

I made this super quick card for a guy who helped out with the HOA summer party that I helped throw last Saturday. I feel like I can't even say I made this card. My Minds Eye™ did all of the work. It's from the Ooh La La™ pack that my best friend Kourt gave me for my birthday (thanks Kourt!).

This paper was called "For Him 'Over the Top' Paper Item#OLL118". I simply made an A2 sized cut (8.5x5.5"), folded it, glued one of the journaling cards to the inside that came with it, and stamped it with My Pink Stamper's Everyday Occasions™ stamp set.

Easy Peasy. Sometimes it's okay to let the paper do the work.

Speaking of paper... have you seen the paper by Echo Park? I think I'm in love. If you happen to head over to their Facebook page and "like it" please also put a comment on their wall that says that Courtney Lee sent you! :)

Don't forget to head over to Wee Memories to play in this week's "In the Forest" challenge where you could win a GC to Third Coast Rubber Stamps. You have a little over 3 days to complete something! So head on over there! :)

Come back tomorrow to see the anniversary card that I made for my husband and the Be Inspired Wednesday posts at the Cuttlebug Challenges!


Saturday, August 28, 2010

WMC#20-In the Forest

This is my last project as a Design Team member for August at Wee Memories. I have had such a great time on this team and they are such a talented group of ladies. Thank you so much Jenny for the opportunity!

This week is sponsored by Third Coast Rubber Stamps. The winner will get a $25 Gift Certificate to their store!

Ann on the DT got to choose the theme this week and it is "In the Forest". I saw this cute tree on the Sweethearts Cartridge™ and really wanted to make a tree-shaped card.

I wanted to get some kind of critter in there though and thought the bees from Sentimentals Cartridge™ would be perfect.

I welded the blackouts of the tree together on my Gypsy™.
Then I created another brown layer for the front and embossed the brown with the A2 Forest Branches Emboss Folder™.
Next I used my Bo Bunny™ dot paper for the top of the tree. I pop-dotted it (that is now a verb).
I cut out the leaves from Cricut™ paper.
The hearts were cut from Core'dinations card stock, ran through the Cuttlebug™ with the A2 Swiss Dots Emboss Folder™, and then I put Glossy Accents™ on them. I pop-dotted them as well.
The bumble bees were cut from Bazzill™ Diamond Glaze card stock, the vinyl from the back of a binder, and DCWV™ neutrals stack.

I hope you like it! I can download the Gypsy™ file for you if you would like and email it to you.

Have a wonderful weekend. I will be buzzin' around the San Francisco Bay area and am headed to a concert tonight!

Scroll down to see my first post of the day for the Cuttin' Up Saturday team at the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog!


Cuttin' Up Saturdays - Under the Sea

This was our take two with Digital Delights by Louby Loo! Like the rhyme? I'm such a dork. ;)

I wanted to make a card set with her cute digital stamps.

Our goal today is to show you how the centerpoint function can be used on your Cricut®. I had never done this before and a: it is SO easy and b: I will definitely be using it again! I picked up my tutorials from Tammy's blog.

Here are a few:
This is one she did to make words the center of the invitation.
This is a link to her blog post with a video embedded to do a recipe card!

I chose the Octopus, Water Turtle, and Starfish. I LOVE that little Water Turtle - so cute!

Using Tammy's tutorials (I had only watched the two that I posted above), I decided to give it a whirl. I chose an image from Graphically Speaking™ and my Bo Bunny™ Dot (or is it double dot?) paper and did exactly what she said. I think they came out brilliantly. :) Thanks Tammy!

Sorry about the Cuttlebug folder in the back that I was using to prop up the turtle card. Haha. I bet you didn't think of that use for your Cuttlebug folders! :)

The two on the bottom are A2 sized cards. The turtle one on top is not because it was a scrap piece that was still big enough for a card. I just made layers, tied some ribbon, pop dotted the sea creatures, and stamped/glued the sentiments. Easy peasy cutsy card set.

Don't forget to hop on over to the Cuttlebug Challenges and play along this week for a chance to win the Digital Delights by Louby Loo ENTIRE Under the Sea set! :) You have until Tuesday at midnight.

Digital Stamps: Digital Delights by Louby Loo
Cartridge: Graphically Speaking™
Sentiments: Graphically Speaking™ (discover), Hero Arts™ CL 139
Paper: Core'dinations™, DCWV™, Bo Bunny™
Sharpie™ Markers
Glossy Accents™
Ink: ColorBox™


Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Be Inspired #98-Under the Sea

This week at the Cuttlebug Challenges Digital Delights by Louby Loo is sponsoring us. We are all doing an Under the Sea theme and having a wonderful time with these awesome digital stamps!

For my Wednesday project I chose the adorable Sea Crab and the Under the Sea Background. This was only my second time coloring in digital stamps so I think I did alright! I decided to give the crab polka-dotted boots. I think they're too cute. I used Glossy Accents™ on his eyes and tongue and did a bit of doodling with my white gel pen.

The background was pretty straight forward. I used my Copic™ markers for all the coloring. I put Glossy Accents™ on the kelp and picked up some sand from an obliging sand box in a playground by our house and glued that to the bottom.
The sign was cut from Everyday Paper Dolls™ twice: once out of kraft card stock and the second from glossy white. I simply cut off the top and bottom of the glossy white and adhered it to the kraft sign. The kraft sign was first sponged with gold ink. I used My Pink Stamper's Punny-licious set for the "Crab-ulous" sentiment. I LOVE her stamps! They are such great quality.

The fish tank was also cut from Everyday Paper Dolls™ and the patterned paper was K&Co paper stack and then embossed with D'Vine Swirls™.

I simply layered the embossed paper onto the glossy white card stock base, pop dotted the background from Digital Delights, put the sign behind/under the background and glued the crab down. I also added some bubbles coming up from the crab.

Play along with us this week using the Under the Sea theme where you can win a complete set of digital stamps shown here!

Paper: Bazzill™ Diamond White card stock, K&Co
Cartridge: Everyday Paper Dolls™
Embossing: D'vine Swirls Emboss Folder™
Stamps:Digital Delights by Louby Loo
Sentiment: My Pink Stamper™
Other: Glossy Accents, Dimensionals, Hero Arts™ adhesive gems (bubbles)


Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Off the Wall Craftiness #21

There were a lot of colors in this challenge! :) I had these robot stickerz from EAD Designs called Robot Buddies. They were just too cute and colorful to pass up for this challenge! I didn't add the pink as it is a boy's card.

Here is the inspiration photo:

Here is my card:

Stickerz: EAD Designs: Robot Buddies
Embossing: A2 Houndstooth Emboss Folder
Sentiment: Hero Arts CL 139 Birthday Messages
Ribbon, Doodling with a blue pen


Monday, August 23, 2010

EAD Designs Color Challenge - Greens and Blues

I made this card for the EAD Designs Seaside Color Challenge.

This is not my usual style, but it was today! :)

I loved using my EAD and Torendi products!

From EAD I used their new Modern Seaside Set.

From Torendi I used the Green Polka Dot Washi Tape, Cosmo Cricket Earth Love Chipboard, and the Sassafras Indie Girl Wee Bundle (they're sold out of this).

This card makes me happy. I hope it makes you smile too!

It's so hot in San Francisco that I'm melting today! :) No complaints. We rarely get days like this.


Saturday, August 21, 2010

Wee Memories Challenge #19 - Sweet Treats

This week at Wee Memories, Kim (DT Coordinator) got to choose the theme. She chose sweet treats as her theme with a touch of ribbon.

I decided to make a cupcake card. I cut this card multiple times before I found a combination that I liked. I hope you like it too. Don't the cherries look edible?

May Arts is the sponsor this week so head on over to Wee Memories, play along, and see what you might win!

Cartridge: Gypsy Wanderings™
Embossing: A2 D'vine Swirl Emboss Folder™ (cupcake top), A2 Swiss Dots Emboss Folder™ (cherries)
Paper: K&Co.™, Core'dinations™, Cricut™
Pixie Glitter, Glossy Accents


Cuttin' Up Saturdays Book it - Paris

For this edition of Cuttin' Up at the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog we are covering composition books or other books.

I did a 9.75x7.5" typical black and white composition book. Right now there are a lot of back to school themes going around so I wanted to do a back to school - for a high school/college student. When I was in high school I dreamed of traveling to Europe and I was (and still am) in love with all thing Audrey Hepburn-ish. So this is a very girlie, fun, classy and fabulous notebook. I think I will use it! :)

Summer in Paris™ is my favorite cartridge - so watch out when I get the French Manor Cartridge™ - I am going to go crazy! :) All the cuts are from this cart. Since the cuts on Summer in Paris are really intricate, I knew this would be perfect as I was going for "oversized" images.

The Eiffel Tower was cut at 8.5". The Arc de Triomphe shadow was cut at 4". The word Paris was cut at 5", but it ends up being about 3.75" tall after you cut out the Eiffel Tower part. After I cut Paris out, I didn't want double the Eiffel Towers on there so I just cut it out after the fact and made the letters connect. I then ran it through the Cuttlebug™ with the D'vine Swirls Emboss Folder and inked it with some hot pink ink. I used my EAD Designs Vintage Rub-ons and put the shoes on the bottom of the page. Lastly, I put glue on both the flag of the Eiffel Tower and the dot of the "i" and put Pixie sparkle on them.

I cut the black vinyl at blade depth = 5, Pressure = Max, Speed = Max, cut 2 times.

I hope you like it! Head on over to the Cuttlebug Challenges to see what other projects the ladies have in store for your book/notebook covering inspiration! Play along with our Be Inspired Wednesday. You can create anything that has to do with books - bookmarks, re-cover your own books, make a card that has something book-ish on it. And most importantly, have fun... and maybe win prizes too!

Cartridge: Summer in Paris™
Embossing: A2 D'vine Swirl Emboss Folder
Shoes: EAD Designs Vintage Rub-ons
Paper: Glittered pink paper from my stash, black vinyl recycled from the covers/backs of other notebooks. :)
Pixie Sparkle

Have a wonderful weekend!


Thursday, August 19, 2010


Jenny at Wee Memories is doing a giveaway that I don't even want to tell you about! It's like when your parents had an amazing dessert and they would say, "you don't want any of this. It tastes terrible" and then they'd keep eating it! So, her giveaway is great. Go check it out!

Also, the challenge this week is brads, buttons, and bling so get your projects in for a chance to win 10 Cuttlebug folders!

Over at Obsessed with Scrapbooking, Joy is giving three cartridges away (two of which were on my giveaway so maybe I can win it back!). Head on over and see her Hello Thursday projects!

Josie0602 emailed me today to claim her prize -she picked Pumpkin Carvings. So that will be sent to her tomorrow. Thanks to all who played!

Have a great Thursday everyone!


Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Cuttlebug Challenge Be Inspired #97-Book it!

It's the middle of the week and we all may need a bit of inspiration. This week's theme at the Cuttlebug Challenges is Book it! Feel free to play along, link up your projects, and you might win some Cuttlebug Folders!

Before being asked to be a Design Team member, I was one such lucky winner and not only won a Cricut Cake™ a few months ago during their Wedding Week extravaganza, but won during their Christmas Around the Clock (I'm sure you all remember me posting 24 Christmas projects) and the Cuttlebug™ folder just came in the mail this afternoon. You all will know when the Cricut Cake™ arrives. I will be posting some cakes! All I'm sayin' is, you never know what kind of prizes they are going to have!

Anyway, this is actually a card. The goal was to make a card look like a book - and now I think it looks too much like a book and not enough like a card. I covered some cardboard to make the base of the card and then covered it in white card stock. The edges of the pages are drawn with pencil. This project took a long time and a lot of patience.

I thought about doing it as a tutorial and if there is enough interest, I will gladly do it again, but be prepared to spend about 4 hours on it with glue drying time, etc. It took me about 7 with brainstorming, messing up, and trying again - and I STILL stuck my finger in the ink when it was wet! I hate that! Anyway, I think it was worth it in the end. I love the way it turned out. Let me know if you'd be interested in seeing how this was done!

Paper: DCWV, Laura Ashley "Love Song" 'Velvet' paper pack
Embossing: A2 Script Texture Emboss Folder
Cartridges: Tie the Knot™ (you can use any of the cartridges almost and find a scalloped circle)
Ink: Versa Mark (navy blue inking around the edges of the rectangle and scalloped circle), Colorbox (black for sentiment)
Sentiment: Martha Stewart Serif Alphabet


Tuesday, August 17, 2010

WINNER for the 50 Follower Giveaway!

I am SO pleased to announce that Random.org chose #7 as the winner:

Josie0602 said...
Thanks for doing the giveaway! Love your blog!
I just got my 50th follower on my blog too!

Thank you to all that participated and followed and left sweet comments. This certainly wont be the last time that I do this!

Josie, you will have a week to choose your cartridge of choice and to get back to me with your address to claim your prize.

Here are some thank you cards that I did for personal use



Sunday, August 15, 2010

A day and a half to get your comments in!

I am so excited to be drawing the winner of my giveaway and announcing it Tuesday morning! All of your comments have been SO super sweet and I have been tickled pink every time I log on to "meet" new people. Thank you for all that have followed - it's so encouraging! I hope everyone has a restful Sunday and I'll see you all on Tuesday!

If you want to use something clear in your cards, don't forget to link it up to the Cuttlebug Challenges for your chance to win Cuttlebug folders!


Saturday, August 14, 2010

Wee Memories Challenge (WMC18) - Brads, Buttons, Bling

This week's challenge over at Wee Memories is to use brads, buttons, and/or bling. I obviously went for the bling! I love the Design Team and am having so much fun being a guest Design Team member - Thanks Jenny for the opportunity!

Stamp: Ippity (I won this over at Morissa's blog - thank you!!!)
Sentiment: Hero Arts™
Pearls and crystal: Hero Arts™ and Swarovski™ respectively
Ribbon, pop dots, Martha Stewart™ gel adhesive (this is quickly becoming my new favorite)

Hop on over to Wee Memories to play this week and you could win a set of 10 Cuttlebug™ folders from Oh My Crafts! I want to play too!!! I love my Cuttlebug™.


Cuttlebug Challenges Cricut Saturday Cuttin' Up Team - Clearly Creative

Good Saturday morning to everybody! This is my card that I made using more clear material for The Cuttlebug Challenges. My mom actually said, "Why don't you do a house so the little windows are clear?" I thought that was a great idea and since I knew there was this cute little house on Wild Card™, I thought it would be perfect.

I did some work on my Gypsy™ with this one taking out the scalloping on the roof that comes with the natural cut, the scoring lines (as I wanted to make my own), and I added the door back on and then hid the outer rectangle and the door knob so that the window in the door would cut all the way through - providing me another opportunity to use my clear materials :). This could also be replaced with a square or rectangle punch.

The binder cover (my clear material) was utilized in the door, window, and on top of some Core'dinations™ card stock on the roof.

This card was cut at 6.5" and if you had the real dial size off on your Cricut™, then just keep the settings there and cut the rest.

I cut the roof twice: once for the clear and once for the dark grey Core'dinations™ card stock.

I cut the door twice for the clear and the card stock. For the clear piece I "hid" the inner part with my Gypsy™ so that it would be a solid rectangle - this could be replaced by cutting a rectangle by hand or with a rectangle from another cartridge.

I embossed the door with the A2 Forest Branches Emboss Folder™ and the roof was embossed with the clear material on top with the D'vine Swirl Emboss Folder™.

I got the idea for embossing the clear material on top of card stock from one of the Cuttlebug Challenges' faithful followers (and now one of my followers) Ilona! Thank you! If you click on her name it will take you to the post that got me thinking about acetate swirls. :)

I actually cut the topiaries that were on this page as well, but decided to cut their tops off and use the bottoms as flower pots and added these sweet flowers to it.

I added a button as the door knob and voila! It was done!

Cartridge: Wild Card Cartridge™
Paper: DCWV, Core'dinations
Embossing: A2 Forest Branches Emboss Folder™,D'vine Swirl Emboss Folder™
Pop dots, Adhesive, Little flowers


Friday, August 13, 2010

Cricut Circle and Wee Memories

Eek! This morning I just finally took the plunge and decided to become a Circlet. I got the invitation back in June, but just didn't know enough about it to decide whether or not to join. Now I know a little more and will definitely be deciding whether it was worth it later on... I don't do "impulse buys" or really spend money superfluously on myself very often at all. My husband was thrilled that I would make an "I just really want this" decision. Haha. Now I can't wait to get my welcome pack!!!

This is the final day to get your submissions into the Wee Memories Challenge. The theme is butterflies. Hurry! Mr. Linky closes in 15 hours!

Don't forget about my giveaway. I woke up this morning and both cartridges were on my doorstep. I ordered them on the 9th! How fast is that! Love it and excited that at least one will be leaving me and heading to one of you! They do look so cute though... I could renege and keep both... Nah, I'll keep the contest going ;)

Also, especially if you're a scrap booker, check out the layouts the Design Team made over at the Cuttlebug Challenges!

That's all for today! Happy Friday! My mom is coming up to San Francisco today and I am excited to have "mommy and me" time.

Tomorrow I will have posts for both my project for the Cuttlebug Challenges AND WeeMemories. I am very excited about both.


Thursday, August 12, 2010

Off the Wall Craftiness #19 and Happy Birthday Uncle Royce

I made two cards with my new Bo Bunny™ Dot paper that I kept seeing on everyone's cards and then I just had to have it!

The first one I made when my co-mom Linda asked me to make a card for her brother in law (my new uncle) Royce. So I had to make it "happy birthday"-esque while keeping it manly.

Now the fact that I went out and bought two more sets of Hero Arts™ is totally Jenny over at Wee Memories's fault (do you like how I am casting all purchasing blame on other people?). She is a Hero Arts™ hostess and I keep seeing adorable stamps left and right! I did need a new happy birthday stamp and so I picked up the Hero Arts™ CL 139 set . I LOVE it. The paper piecing is also inspired by Jenny's many cards.

I love the way this card turned out.

Paper: Bo Bunny™
Sentiment and balloons: Hero Arts™ CL 139
Pop Dots
Glossy Accents™

The second card I made was for my new Grandmother's birthday. I liked the formatting of the first card so much that I copied it for the second. I picked the colors based on Challenge 19 for Off the Wall Craftiness: light pink, lemon sherbet, lime green. You can see the inspiration photo below.

I bought another new stamp set for this one: Hero Arts™ CL280 which has elephants on it. You didn't know that I LOVE elephants, but you will see it very soon as now I have 4 to play with... three of which made it onto this card! :)

Paper: Bo Bunny™
Sentiment, elephants, and flowers: Hero Arts™ CL280
Pop Dots
Glossy Accents™

I really think my Grandmother will like it!

Have a great Thursday! I've got to get going on some projects and I've been so thrilled with the response that I've gotten about my video and the giveaway! Thank you all for your comments and encouragement! It is so appreciated! And welcome to all the new followers!


Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Cuttlebug Challenges Be Inspired #96 and First Video!

Well here it is - my first post as a Design Team member for the Cuttlebug Challenges! The challenge this week is called Clearly Creative. We had to use something clear in our project as well as embossing (and so will you if you play along!).

Even more exciting, this is my first video! There will be plenty of improvements made on the next one, but feel free to view and comment!

Cartridge: Sweethearts™
Embossing: A2 D'vine Swirls™ and Swiss Dots™
Lots of pop dots, buttons, report covers, super glue.

Scroll down to see my giveaway post open until August 16th!


Monday, August 9, 2010

50 Follower Giveaway!

Well I am sure by now you might know that I have been invited to become a Design Team member of the Cuttlebug Challenges! These ladies are so talented and I am so honored to become a part of the team!

I was trying to keep it in until Wednesday when my first project will be posted, but they gave me the okay on Saturday. When I got my 50th follower (yay Michelle!) I said I was going to do a giveaway and I thought this would be a good co-celebration!

Now, I hope this doesn't offend anyone, but I don't believe in making people follow my blog in order to get something to play with. I have been SO blessed by several sites that have sent me things that have gotten me to where I am. So, you do not have to follow my blog, but if you like my work, then it will tickle me pink if you do!

If you post about this giveaway on your blog, please let me know and I would love to come visit your blog!

Please do leave a comment as that's the only way I can number them and put them into random.org. Only one comment is allowed per person.

The winner will be able to pick one of the following cartridges (I don't even own these yet - I just ordered them for the giveaway!) and will receive the blog candy that I've been storing up below! I thought it was good timing - just in time for Halloween!

Cartridge photos are Copyright of Provo Craft®

You have until midnight on August 16th PST to get a comment in. I will draw the winner on August 17th so that the disciplined folk who don't check their blogs obsessively, but only on the weekend can play as well. :)

Please come back again tomorrow to see my first post as a DT member of the Cuttlebug Challenges and play along as you can win Cuttlebug™ Folders every week and sometimes some other very special prizes!


Saturday, August 7, 2010

I'm a Wee Memories Guest Design Team Member for August!

I am so excited to announce one of the two big things! Jenny over at Wee Memories has asked me to be a Guest Design Team member for the month of August! I LOVE her blog and she has helped me SO much from the beginning that I am honored to get to give something back to her.

Challenge #17 is to use a (or multiple) butterfly.

Here is my take on the challenge:

A2 size card
Paper: Kraft card stock, Provo Craft® Cricut Paper (greens), Cosmo Cricket™ Material Girl Mini Deck from Torendi (design paper)
Cricut™ Cartridge: Tie the Knot™
Embossing: Cuttlebug™ A2 D'vine Swirls Emboss Folder™
Sentiment: EAD Designs Fluttering Blooms Color
Crop-a-Dile, eyelets, ribbon, Hero Arts™ adhesive pearls

Go on over and play! She always has great prizes!


Friday, August 6, 2010

Cuttlebug Challenges Sympathy Card

This is a hard card to make for a lot of people - including me - so I wanted to do something that would put one of the hardest situations in life in an encouraging light.

I found this phrase and knew it was the one I had to use. This is just a simple card, but I wanted it to be elegant. Remember what kind of love you are leaving behind - make it strong, faithful, unconditional, and passionate. I know I need to work on that every day so that those around me always know how much they are loved.

Card stock: Core'dinations, DCWV Luxury Line
Embossing: A2 Flourished Frame Emboss Folder™
Sentiment: Cloud9Design - Simple Thoughts - Love
Pearls: Recollections (Michael's brand - small) and Hero Arts™ (large)
Pop Dots

This card is for the Cuttlebug Challenges Be Inspired #95: With Heartfelt Sympathy.

On a different note: I have some exciting things coming up. Welcome to my new followers! I am so excited you decided to join me on my adventure. Yesterday I was featured on EAD Designs' Blog. I love them. I'm sure you have seen the vinyl, rub-ons, and stickerz on some of my projects, but they have SO much more! Go check them out at their store HERE.

I am at 47 followers and am planning on doing a giveaway at 50. So stay tuned for that!

I have two more exciting things that will be announced very soon, but until then, have a wonderful Friday and a fabulous weekend!


Wednesday, August 4, 2010

OTWC#18, WMC#16, PKS#34, CricutCardzChallenge#36

I love this card! I think it came out SO cute! I think that's probably bad to say about one's own cards, but sometimes you just like them. I hope you do too!

I made this from the Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge #34 sketch. Sketches do tend to make one's life easier and that combined with a color challenge at Off The Wall Craftiness made this a perfect card to make while watching a movie.

I am currently addicted to the chip board I got over at Torendi so I had to add that chipboard heart.

This card is so front loaded with materials and pop dots that it almost falls over towards the front when standing up! Do they make weights to put on the back of your cards in case of excessive embellishment-ing? haha.

A2 sized card
Paper: DCVW, K&Co.
Cartridge: Elegant Cakes™ (border, double sided and welded in Gypsy™), Wild Card™ (rectangles and circles)
Embossing: A2 Leafy Branch Emboss Folder™

This card therefore qualifies for the following challenges:
Off The Wall Craftiness #18: Navy blue, white, and yellow

Peachy Keen Stamps #34: Sketch

Wee Memories: Chipboard
Cricut Cardz Challenge #36: Birthday card for a teenager - I thought this would make a cute sweet 16!


Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Court's Crafts featured on Two Chics and a Cricut

I just found out that tomorrow my blog will be featured on Two Chics and a Cricut! If you've come from over there, welcome and I am excited you dropped by!

Have a beautiful day because you all made mine! :)



Monday, August 2, 2010

Dance in the Rain

This is my second post of the day.

This is for two challenges:
Cuttlebug Challenges: Dance, sing, energy
Cricut Cardz Challenge: Green, blue, black and white only

Cartridges: Everyday Paper Dolls™ (clouds), Sweethearts™ (couple)
Embossing: A2 D'vine Swirls Emboss Folder™
Paper: Torendi Sassafras™ Indie Girl Wee Bundle
Sentiment: EAD Designs Rainy Day set


Torendi/EAD designs/WMC#16 Hello Bird!

This is going to be a fun post with lots of links to products and blogs that I am coming to LOVE!

Jenn over at Torendi's Blog had a contest a while back that I won for a free roll of washi tape! So I not only ordered that but ordered another washi tape, a "mini deck" by Cosmo Cricket™ (Material Girl), a "wee bundle" from Sassafras™ (Indie Girl), some Cosmo Cricket™ (I spell Cricket -Cricut- every time now! I just realized I did that in all my posts before! Oh dear!) Earth Love chip board pieces (on sale for $2.50!), and Jillybean Soup "bean stalks" a.k.a. ribbon ($3!).

Thank goodness because Jenny at Wee Memories made chip board her challenge this week).

SO, that came in the mail on Saturday and I was SO excited, but I had to finish up the Christmas Around the Clock over at Cuttlebug Challenges first! One I commit to something I have to finish it. Anyway, I finally got to play with my new Torendi products and I am THRILLED. Her sale is still going on right now so go check it out!

Also, a little while ago my EAD Designs Stickerz and Rub-ons came in the mail so I wanted to use a few of those too!

This is an A2 sized card (4.25x5.5").
Cartridge: Elegant Cakes™, Gypsy Wanderings™ (scallop edge welded to rectangle with the Gypsy™)
Embossing: A2 Combo Friends Forever™
Paper: Cosmo Cricket™ (via Torendi) Material Girl Mini Deck, Core'dinations™
Tape: Washi - "pink" with polka dots - it comes out more of a lavender color.
Stickerz: EAD Rainy Day set (flowers which I colored in purple)
Sentiment: EAD Right on Target
Chipboard: Cosmo Cricket™ via Torendi™ Earth Love chip board pieces

This qualifies for:
Wee Memories Challnege #16: use chipboard (this was my first time using chipboard! It's so much fun!)


Sunday, August 1, 2010

Christmas Around the Clock 21-24!

These are the last challenges for The Cuttlebug Challenge Blogspot Christmas Around the Clock

Challenge #21 - Embossed Christmas Album

This album is for my YourStory™ to complete! It's a card stock album and since I can put hot glue on the inside and then bind it, these are the kind of albums I like to make.

Embossing: Swiss Dots™

Challenge #22 - 3D Christmas Tree
This is the cake box from Tie the Knot™. I am so excited because I think these would make SUCH cute favors for a Christmas party after you've filled them with goodies!

Cartridge: Tie the Knot™ (for the cake box)
All other punch outs were scraps :)

Challenge #23 - Negative and Positive images
These were the cut outs I was playing with for the "NOEL" card. So I was happy to use them up on these two cards!

Cartridge: Storybook™
Martha Stewart Corner Punch
Pop Dots
K& Co. Embellishments

Challenge #24 - Have your cake and eat it too!
This is just prepped for tonight as when the challenge closes I will be eating it! If we cook it before the challenge closes, then I'll post a picture of my husband and I enjoying it! But I wanted to get it in just in case. Isn't our red Campbell's mug just perfect for this? Mmm mmm good!

Thanks for enduring my Christmas craziness!


P.s. The Christmas album qualified for The Cuttlebug Spot's challenge, but they closed the linky and I thought I had till the end of the day. So oh well! But go check out the other embossed mini albums!