Tuesday, July 28, 2009

National Friendship Day

It's time to be inspired with Cuttlebug Challenge! This week we're celebrating National Friendship Day...did you know it was fast approaching? Here's a little history lesson:
International Friendship Day is the occasion to honor and appreciate those special persons in our lives whom we call friends. Proclaimed as a national holiday by the U.S. Congress in 1935, Friendship Day is now celebrated annually, on the first Sunday of August, in several countries. {Info by: The Holiday Spot}
My card this week is a shabby card with a vintage flair. I used "Once Upon a Time" as my card's title because I'm sure all of you and your fiends have a "once upon a time" story!
Here's my card:

I am in love with Coerdinations Paper! If you are a fan of embossing and distressing your paper, this is the company for you! I used their Whitewash Paper for this card, the front is white and the back is colored....so when you sand or tear your paper, the color comes thru to the white. I used Victorian Folder from Provo Craft. I added a Melissa Frances sticker, Tattered Angels chipboard and glimmer mist, and random pieces of ribbon and pearls. This is a gatefold card, which means it opens in the middle like opening a gate.
Now it's time to hop on over to Cuttlebug Challenge's blog and check out what awesome projects the DT made this week with their Cuttlebug's!
And stop by on Saturday for a fun announcement!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Sketch Girl

I found a new challenge called Sketch Girl. Actually I didn't find it, Mom did....because she is a DT member. I love sketch challenges, I let my mind rest and let craftiness take over. I think one of the hardest things is to decide the layout of a card or project, so when this is already done for you it makes life very easy. Here is my card:

I went a little Cosmo Cricket crazy and used a ton of their products. I also used Sassafrass paper. This card didn't have a lot of supplies, nice and simple.
I do wish my picture had been better, but the wind kept knocking it down. So I'll take what I can get:)

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Wednesday Be Inspired

Hi everyone! It's the most wonderful time of the week at Cuttlebug Challenge. This week's challenge is to do a project, anything BUT a card + your Cuttlebug. The DT used the new Victoria Folder from Provo Craft. It is such an elegant folder and would be perfect for fancy cards and projects.
I decided this week to use one of the Timeless Templates from Papertrey Ink. I used the new Pretty Petal Pockets. I had a daisy in mind when I made mine. Here it is:

I used all solid Colorbok cardstock. I ran the white pieces thru my Cuttlebug using the Victoria Folder. I then ran Martha Stewart yellow ink over the embossed areas. I used a button, ribbon, and flower to complete the little basket. And I wrapped up some chocolate chip cookies for a yummy treat and added them. Such an easy project and the embossing adds so much, I didn't even need patterened paper.
Here's an up close picture of my embellishments:

Go to Cuttlebug Challenge and look at the DT's beautiful projects this week. You are sure to be inspired!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Be Inspired!

Hi all! You know what today is, Wednesday Be Inspired at Cuttlebug Challenge. I've been a blog slacker the past week, so much to do outside that I neglect my inside duties (blogging being one of them). This week's card at Cuttlebug Challenge is a sketch challenge, yippee! Everyone requested that we do more sketches at the blog and we want to make our followers happy! Here is the sketch:

The DT was asked to use the new Herringbone folder to continue our preview of the new embossing folders from Provo Craft for the Cuttlebug. Here is my card:

The Herrigbone is one of my new favorites for the Cuttlebug. It embossed beautifully and was so easy to ink for dimension.
The sponsors this week are 2 Red Bananas and Provo Craft.
Be sure to check out Cuttlebug Challenge and see the amazing creations by our DT. And if you don't have a Cuttlebug, remember you can still play along and create a sketch card. We want everyone to be able to participate!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Wednesday Be Inspired

Hi! We're introducing a new Cuttlebug folder at Cuttlebug Challenge this week, the owl folder. It's one of my favorites! Here is a picture:

This week's challenge is to do a "woodsy theme" and a color challenge. So even if you don't have a Cuttlebug, you can still play along with some part of the challenge. Here is my creation:

I embossed my owl using my Cuttlebug on lime green cardstock, then onto brown cardstock, then blue. I added my Imaginescense patterned paper to the center of my card. I then cut just the owl itself out of the brown cardstock and did a little coloring to make him pretty. I then took my craft knife and cut the swirls of the folder out of the blue cardstock. I then layered all this onto my card, after spritzing the blue swirls with Tattered Angels glimmer mist. I added 2 small sticks for my owl to set on, adding nature to my card. My card is a bi-fold, so I used buttons and some twine to hold my card together. The tag is My Mind's Eye and I added a Melissa Frances Rub-On.
Now visit Cuttlebug Challenge so you can see the color combos for the challenge and the DT's amazing creations.
And check out this link to see my creation using the new Cuttlebug Harlequin Folder.

Friday, July 3, 2009

4th of July Fun!

I really enjoy the 4th of July. I guess because it's not as commercialized as Christmas, Easter, etc. I enjoy the cookouts and fireworks, love sparklers and smoke bombs. So I made a special mini book using goodies from my Summer A Kiss On The Chic kit, a Kaiser chipboard album, Tim Holtz Crackle paint, Melissa Frances coupon book, and chipboard letters. These are pictures from last year. Here's a few pages:

I decided that my doggies needed a special 4th treat also. So I made them star shaped peanut butter cookies with oat topping. They loved them.

Here's a picture of Jake gobbling his up. Gracie ate her's so fast I couldn't get a picture:)

And last but not least. My dear hubby turned 30 on Sunday. I know this is a big birthday so he got a big present:

I don't do well going in debt! But he had a very happy birthday so that's all that matters. If you look close in this picture, you'll see our doggie Jake setting in the passenger seat. As soon as we got home, hubby dropped me off and picked his best little buddy up for a ride!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Layout Love!

I've really been making a lot of layouts lately. I go thru spells, sometimes I only do cards and other times I do LO's, and sometimes I do both. I'm happy I have done a lot of LO's and kinda caught up on my scrapping. I'll never be "officially" caught up. I was caught up until 5 years and 7 months ago when I got married. And from the wedding and on, I'm behind.
My first LO is of Jake, our little doggie. I used Pink Paisley paper and stickers. I painted the edges of the wood grain paper with Tim Holtz crackle paint. I also used Fancy Pants Chipboard.

Here's a LO I did of Mr. Kitty. It tells the story of us finding out Ms. Kitty was a Mr. I used products from my May A Kiss On The Chic Kit.

This picture just doesn't look straight to me, but according to my gride at Adobe Photoshop, it is.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Wednesday Be Inspired

This Wednesday is special and I've been so excited! We get to unveil the DT creations using the new Stars folder at Cuttlebug Challenge. And we are also unveiling the first of the new DT's creations.
The Stars folder is just amazing and I love the detailed stars. This is one of my favorites because there's so many different uses for a Star folder.
Here is my first creation using the new folder:

I used a Timeless Template from Papertrey Ink to make my little recipe box. I have some recipes that I only use in the Summer to grill, etc. This little box is going to be a special place to store all of those recipes. I used Melissa Frances paper, Nestabilities, my Cuttlebug and the Star folder, rub-on's from Oriental Trading, and a Jenni Bowlin button. This little project was so fun. I ran copper ink over all my embossing to make it slightly stand out.
Here is the inside of my box:

Then I made a card and treat box using my Cuttlebug and the Stars folder:

I embossed my card and then lightly painted over it with Tim Holtz Crackle Paint. I also used a Melissa Frances tag and Michaels $1 Stamp. Thanks Mom for the little treat boxes! My little box is also embossed using the Stars folder.
Now it's your turn, using your Cuttlebug use the colors red, white, and blue plus buttons to make this week's project. Use whatever embossing folder you wish. Be sure to check out the DT's amazing creations at Cuttlebug Challenge!
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