Thursday, December 17, 2009

Snowman Buffet Organizer

Wow, am I so behind on this blog. I've totally been neglecting it and haven't been posting my projects, I've just had too much going on. Anyhow, here is my newest creation (at some point I'll have to go back and fill in the gaps with everything else). This is an altered wine cooler pack (you could use any 4-pack or 6 pack container) that I turned into a buffet organizer for my silverware, and napkins to use at our Christmas dinner. That's really all you need, plus your paper, scraps, embellies, and a snowman pattern/ die cut. I used a paper piercing pattern that I got from My Scrap Chick, and just enlarged him to be about 7 inches tall. I did that in photo shop elements by cropping the part of the pattern I wanted and just enlarging that when I went print. You could do this with any pattern, or even cut the image from a cricut expression. I just happen to love snowmen, and my Christmas plates have snowmen on them as well.

Thanks for stopping in, and happy scrapping!


Monday, December 7, 2009

Poinsettia Candle

Here's another Christmas project for you that is being featured today at Practical Scrappers. I love to alter candles and have actually been published in October 2009 issue (see article here)for my candles that I love to make. This is my version of a poinsettia since I love to make flower tops for my candles.

Items you will need to make this candle:
1- 3" inch battery operated candle (you don't want your paper to catch on fire)
1- strip of pattern paper cut to 3 3/4" x 12" (to wrap the body of the candle)
14- red 2" leaves
7-green 2" leaves
6- 1/4" yellow circles (I use a 1/4" hole punch)
a thin paint brush
markers for detailing

Now all you do is wrap the body of the candle with the 3 3/4" x 12" strip of paper. Add ribbon/trim at top and bottom of the candle (beads work well too). Add any embellies you like to the body of the candle too (you could also emboss this strip with a favorite Cuttlebug folder to add dimension instead of embellishing). Set this aside. Now we are going to construct the flower top. Take 7 of the red 2" inch leaves. Detail the leaf veins first before you put together--roll the tips of the leaves around your thin paint brush to create the curling up then just glue them together so they are just touching the leaf next to it. Repeat with second layer, but glue them in between two leaves to create layering. Last, repeat with green leaves but instead curling the green leaves up curl them under so them will hug the body of the candle ( this allows the flower to to sit on top and stay put). Now just add your 6 yellow 1/4" circles to the center of the flower top.

Friday, December 4, 2009

It's Friday!!

TGIF is all I can say....this crazy week is over and I'm ready to roll into the weekend! Doing lots of Christmas baking this weekend with my mom and my sis, so we should have lots of fun! But in the meantime, here's a little holiday card that I made for our challenge this week at Pracitcal Scrappers. WE have stepped away from the norm of using supplies for our challenges and focused on Christmas/Holiday Challenges. So if you have a Christmas card you'd like to share make sure you hop on over and link it up there with Mr. Linky! You have until 5pm Friday to do so!

Thanks for stopping in and have a great weekend!


Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Snowman Ornament

Here's a little ornament I came up with after seeing some ornaments that were just one layer of the round circles! We are a snowman loving family, so I had to try and come up with my own unique version.

Things your will need:
6- 1" white circles (embossed with your favorite cuttlebug folder-- I used snowflakes)
6- 1 and 3/4" white circles (again embossed if you prefer as I did)
6- 2 and 1/4" white circles (again embossed if you prefer as I did)
1- 1" black circle (for hat rim)
1 - 3/4" black circle (for top of hat)
1 strip of black paper 1" x 3" (for hat middle)
1 piece of ribbon 8" long
1 piece of wire 18" long
1 button
9 mini black pom poms (eyes, mouth, and buttons)
1 small triangle orange triangle shape (for the nose)

I will have photo instructions up a little later, my husband has the camera in his car and it has the pictures I took of the steps...sorry :)....I do much better visual instructions and I tend to get too wordy-- so I take pics and add notes!

Hope you like the ornaments leave me a comment and let me know what you think!

Thanks for stopping in!


Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Stitching Challenge!

This week at Practical Scrappers our weekly challenge was to create a project with some kind of stitching (faux, hand, machine), whatever your preference. I chose to use those Bazzil "In Stitch'z" butterfly template I've had for about 8 months now haven't used--time to be practical and use what you have!!

Here's my LO of the week, I finally got around to scrapping my Superbowl pictures from last year.

and here's my other Superbowl LO, that I got done...just had to share because my mother says she nevers sees any of my LO's with the middle child, Jaedon. Well, now she cannot complain because he made it on here and so did she!! LOVE YOU MOM!!

Have a Happy Thanksgiving all!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Acrylic Paint Challenge!

This week at Practical Scrappers we want you to pull out the dreaded acrylic paint and show us what you can do with that stuff! I've had these soccer pics since my son's first game of the season in September printed out and ready to scrap because I loved them so much!! Then I hit a wall creatively with them and couldn't figure out what I wanted to do with them. I was listening to my favorites on my free playlist at and Saliva's "Click, Click, Boom" came on. I did one of those *look at the pictures, look at my computer screen, look at the pictures, look at the computer screen* and I realized my son was doing that-- *going to kick, going to kick, and boom!! big kick*. Well, with a grunge rock song theme inspired LO there was only one thing I could do for my background-- carboard!! I pulled out a good only 12 x 12 piece of cardboard, stripped off the top layer, and painted it up. Of course it also, required distress so I tore up papers and inked the edges. Then for my journaling box with all this distressing going on I had to pull out my Distressed Stripes embossing folder to give it that cardboard look, too. Oh, I also wanted to to tell that for my journaling-- I re-wrote the lyrics to the first verse of the cong Click, Click, Boom (my inspiration) to have a kids soccer theme!
Here's is my version of the lyrics:

On those Sunday's when kids go out and play,
I was out on the field blocking the balls all day!
Wasn't faded,
Not jaded,
Just a kid with a ball and his gloves and a big determination!
All this, I seek I find, I push my body to the line.
Block it,
Save it,
Win it,
Until I'm PRO-RATED!

Now, here's the LO!

Thanks for stopping in and don't forget-- we are having our first ever crop at Practical Scrappers Forum Friday the 20th through Sunday the 22nd! I am the hostess and have lots of great challenges, games, and prizes lined up for you!! Make sure you sign up as a member of the forum and a follower of the blog if you want to play along!


Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Need some Help from my Scrappy friends * Blog Candy*!!

Do you want to win some bling just like this from Glitz Design? We've got a bunch of goodies to give away to the person who generates the most new followers for Practical Scrappers by "Bling Friday" and that what I'm trying to do! Tell them Kerri sent ya!! And, if we reach 500 followers we'll giveaway a third prize pack to one person who leaves a comment on this thread (doesn't have to be a new follower!). So make sure even if you are already a follower that you leave a comment. Deadline to enter is Friday November 27th at 5:00 ET. Prizes can only be awarded to residents of the United States.

Thanks ladies and have a scrappy day!


Monday, November 16, 2009

Weekend Crop Fun!

Just another quick note, we are having our first ever online crop at Practical Scrappers on our forum and I am the "hostess with the mostest". The crop will run from Friday November 20th until Sunday November 22nd. You have until Monday, Nov 23rd at 9am EST to upload your entires.

Only two small rules:
1.) You must be a member on the forum and follower of our blog to play along.
2.) Have fun!!

So, if you are not a follwer or member on either, make sure you do so before Friday so you can join in on the fun we are going to have! All the details for the crop are posted on the forum where you can check them out!!

Gobble, Gobble!!

It almost turkey time, and we want to see your turkeys on your LO's, cards, or altered project this week at The Cuttlebug Spot! For you this week I created this little Thanksgiving Blessing Mix and container. It was very easy to do...I cut an eight inch circle, then cut that in half. I embosses it with my Harlequin folder, then folded it to make a cone shape. Then I took three strands of raffia and braided it to created the edging of the cone. Next, I just tied a small bow with the pieces of the raffia I had left from braiding and glued it on. I cut the tag on my cricut using the Storybook cart. I cannot remember where I got the turkey paper piercing from (online for free somewhere), but I did alter it up a bit to make it my own. The turkey feathers I embossed with D'Vine Swirls and the turkey body I embossed with Swiss Dots.

Thanks for stopping in and make sure you stop in and leave all my fellow DT sisters some love on their blogs with their fabby designs this week!


Wednesday, November 11, 2009

White Core/Color Core Carstock Challenge at Practical Scrappers!

The challenge at hand this week is show us how you use that color core or white core cardstock. My favorite technique to do with them is to sand my embossing. I love to distress things, and really love the effect of the sanded embossing. Here is my design for the week! This is my newest Cuttlebug folder (Candy Cane Stripes) and I totally adore this one!

This week's prize is a $10 gift certificate to Heart & Soul Rubber Stamp Company . Just click their name to check out the store!
Deadline for entry is Friday, November 13th at 5:00 ET.

Thanks for stopping in and make sure you head to Practical Scrappers to check out all of my fellow DT sisters fabulous creations for the week!


Monday, November 9, 2009

Getting a Bit Fruity...

We are getting a bit "fruity" this week at The Cuttlebug Spot. Our challenge to you this week, gearing up for that Thanksgiving Day feast, is create a project with fruit on in it-- pretty simple! I decided to create an apple shaped card. Shaped cards are not my thing, but I love them so much, so I decided to give it a whirl.

Here's my apple card! I cut out a 5 inch apple on my cricut using the Home Accents cart. Then I just traced my apple on to a piece of folded red cardstock. I embossed with D'Vine Swirls folder, then inked with some red Studio g pigment ink.

here's the inside of the card: these I just cut with the cricut again using the Home Accents cart

Remember to get you entry in for the week! Our UK sponsor The Craft Barn is offering up a 15 pound (or about $25.00 US) gift card to their store. Stop in and check out all the fabulous CB products they have!

Thankf for stopping in!


Friday, November 6, 2009

Tri-Challenge LO!!

This week we will be conducting a tri-challenge with Frosted Designs and Stuck on U Sketches. The challenge here on Practical Scrappers will be to use at least 3 ribbons on your project.

Here's how can you participate in the tri-challenge:
-Complete one project that includes all three blog's challenges
-Complete one project for each blog's challenge
(If you do this, become a follower for all three sites, AND enter your project on this Mr. Linky -you will be entered to win a prize on all three sites! Yes, you read correctly, all three of us are giving away a prize. Our prize will be a $10 gift card to JuJu Bees!

I could tell you what the challenges are for Frosted Designs and Stuck on U Sketches...but you know it'll be more fun to go look and find out! So hop over there now and get busy on your projects.

Projects must be submitted by 5:00 ET on Friday, November 6th.

Now here's my design for the challenge:
Also to note; I used products from two of our sponsors at Practical Scrappers; The Crafter's Workshop and the Eyelet Outlet & Brads. The little owl brad is from the Eyelet Outlet & Brads and I used a doodling template called "Orchid" to cut the green cardstock and do the doodling of the pink circles.

Thanks for stopping in and remember to join in on the fun of this Tri-Challenge -- you still have a few more hours to get your scrap on!


Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Practical Scrappers Punches Challenge

I'm gonna make this a quick post because I can barely sit at the computer (down and out with the sickness). Anyway, here's my design for this weeke's challenge-- fun punches. This is my most favorite new punch the MS Drippy Goo punch. I love this baby and could not resist the opportunity to use it again as well as imcorporate my Cuttlebug and Cricut in it!

Ok...I'm off to bed to try and get some rest!

Thanks for stopping in!


Monday, October 26, 2009

BOO......part two!!

It's another "Boo" week at The Cuttlebug Spot except this time it's Halloween cards using the colors black, purple, and green-- they are my three fav!! So, I decided to do a shaped card this week. I love witchy hats and I've been seeing some really cute ones all done up. I decided to draw my own pattern for this one. I started with a piece of card stock that was 6 1/2" x 9". Scored it at 4 1/2". Then, I just drew my hat(making sure not to round it completely off at the fold so the card will still open). I ended with a hat that was 4 1/2" x 6" and it fits perfectly in an invitation envelope. I embossed the hat with my "Distressed Stripes" embossing folder and inked with some black Studio g black glitter pigment ink. For the tag, I used my nesties Label 4 to cut and emboss (note: I printed my wording on a larger piece of cardstock then cute it out with the nesties; the font is a free one I got from DAFONT). I then just cut a slit on each side of the black label and put a piece of black tuelle through and tied it.

Make sure you head on over to The Cuttlebug Spot to see what fabulous creations my DT sisters have in store for you. Thanks for stopping in!


Friday, October 23, 2009

Weekend Challenge at Practical Scrappers...

Christine and Angela decided to throw four of us DT members (plus themselves) a little loop for this weekend's challenge. They sent us some paper (there were two sheets of 8 1/2 x 11 for each set) where our only rule was to create whatever kind of projectm (LO, card, altered item) we wanted but the majority of it should consist of those papers. At frist I was like, "Yeah, no problem that will be easy". Then, I sat down down to actually create and I was stumped and couldn't figure out where to start and waht to do? The simple limitation and starting point of having to use those paper totally threw my process of putting things together off. But, after some searching through of photos I finally got the inspiration I need to do this LO and the card, well it just popped in the head when I was done with the LO so I just flowed with what was already going.

So, I hope you enjoyed my projects...make sure to stop on by Practical Scrappers and check out the projects that my DT sisters ahv created for you!

Thanks for stopping in!!


Wednesday, October 21, 2009

What's Lying Around in Your Office?

Well, in mine everything is lying around-- I can barely step through the door because I have too much stuff. But, enough about me...this week at Practical Scrappers we want you to dig out those office supplies and use them in your creations (i.e. staples, paper clips, file folders, white out, book get the point, right?). For my project this week I incorporated some staples, a manilla file folder, white out, and paper clips. This LO is of my Layton practicing his saxaphone, another adventure we've taken on this year now that he's in 4th grade. I decided to go with an all B&W layout this week--I'm digging the B&W photos right now. I also incorporated my Cuttlebug on this LO by embossing the matting that the photo is on with my Allegro embossing folder. Here's the LO:

journaling reads: Musical Memories...practice, practice, practice...honking out some "Hot Cross Buns".

PS...I painted my paper clips with White OUT-- they were orignally a brass color and I wanted them to "pop" more!

Have a great week, and don't forget to join in on the challenge-- you have until Friday at 5pm EST to enter for your chance to win $10.00 gift certificate to Paperthread Diecut Superstore!


Monday, October 19, 2009

BOO!!!! The Cuttlebug Spot Challenge # 53

Trick or Treat is just around the corner ladies, so how about a "BOO-tiful" treat container for those treats. That is this week's challenge at The Cuttlebug Spot. So let's see that treat wrappers and containers this week and join in on that trick-or-treat fun!

Here's my creation this week. I altered a small container that origianlly contained chicken bouillion cubes ( I went on a soup making frenzy last week). I enbossed a transparency sheet with my spider web folder so you would still be able to see what's in the container. The hat I started with a 6 inch cicle, cut it half, and embossed one of the halves with the spider web folder as well. Then yo just roll that half into a cone. The lid is just some spider web material (that I paid 75 cents for the 2 yards out of a clearance bin at my Joann's --I got it in the spring) and some black tulle. I glued the spider web material to the top of the lid and then just tied a piece of black tulle around the lid to create the brim of the hat. I then placed 4 squares (5 inches) black tulle over the container filled with candy, and twisted the cap on to give the extra fluffy under the rim. Added a little spider sticker to a 1 inch embossed circle and stuck in two sewing pins to top it off. Very quick and easy and it only took 20 minutes to make!

Now hop on over to The Cuttlebug Spot and check out the other designs my sisters there have for you. And make sure you enter in to win a chance at a $20.00 gift card from Custom Crops!


Thursday, October 15, 2009

DT TEAM CALL.....and another project!

Hey gals, just a quick little update...over at Practical Scrappers we are looking for our new design team, how fun and exciting! Here's the info:

Are you interested in being a designer for Practical Scrappers? Here's what you need to do to enter: -Put a link to your blog in Mr. Linky -Participate in at least 2 of our challenges in October -Make sure you are a follower -Send us an e-mail at telling us why you want to be a designer for us and if you are on any other design teams The Design Team will be expected to complete projects on a weekly basis. The deadline to apply is October 30th at 5:00 ET.

So hop on over and check it out! We have a lot of great challenges using to use us that stash we all have! And now, even a forum to chat about all those scrappy things, projects we do that aren't posted on the forum, tutorials, and just some plain old girl talk! We'd love to have ya!

Last, here's one more project for this week's challenge (lace cardstock) at Practical Scrappers. So, you don't have any lace cardstock, but do you have a
Cricut? If so, why not cut your own--that's what I did on this LO using the Stretch You Imagination Cart.

Have a scrappy day!!


Tuesday, October 13, 2009

A Day Late...

but here's my projects for the week....

First up here is my card for The Cuttlebug Spot. WE are featuring Monochromatic projects this week. I was feeling Christmas, espeically since I just got this new combo die/embossing set of the little trees. They are so cute--I was just dying to try them out! Also, new in the project is embossed background of the holly leaves. It's my first 5x7 folder. I think I am going to get a lot of use out of this one. After using it, I'm wishing all my folders were 5 x 7 (that seems to me the size like to make).

Up for grabs this week's randomly chosen challenge winner will receive a gift certificate in the amount of £15.00 to The Craft Barn in the UK. As a former challenge winner on the board who won this prize, you won't want to miss this opportunity. This a fabulous store---check it out!

Next up, my project for Practical Scrappers. Our challenge this week to you is to use up that lace cardstock. This LO is of my DD Delaney winter 2008. It was a very snowy day in Feb, school was cancelled, and we got about 9 and 1/2inches of snow. She reminded me a a little "pink eskimo"...
Note: again another new combo die/embossing set I just got that I couldn't wait to try out! This little snowman is super cute, and you can even make Christmas ornaments with it, too!

Also, just a reminder...Practical Scrappers has a new forum up and running...check it out HERE. We sure are having a lot of fun getting this kicked off, it would be great for you all to join us!!


Monday, October 5, 2009

The Cuttlebug Spot and Practical Scrappers Weekly Projects!

Good Morning Monday!! This month we kick off Breast Cancer Awareness and at The Cuttlebug Spot, we are doing that by challenging you all to show us your pink creations. I decided to create a LO after being inspired by the hit show "So You Think You Can Dance". Choreographer, Tyce Diorio, created the most moving routine (for me) on this show to Maxwell's song "This Woman's Work". HERE is the link to the video for those of you who have not seen it. The routine goes through the battle and struggles of a woman fighting breast cancer. I was in tears (and I don't beleive there were too many dry eyes of anyone watching this number) following this routine. I created this LO to have for myself to remind me of a scare I had two years ago...remembering the lump I found, going to the dr, having the ultra sound done, and finally getting the good news that it was not cancer. It was a struggle for me in those weeks just worrying, I cannot imagine the struggle women battling this disease go through. So in honor of all those who have been touched by diease here is my creation:

This LO is also my weekly design for at Practical Scrappers....there we have presented you all with the challenge of using those decorative scissors (and I also have to use my Cuttlebug or Cricut on my project). I used my decorative scissors to do the photo corners and as well as to create the flowers. I even have my own tutorial on how create these cute little flowers with flowers...find the link HERE.

And here's another project I did for PS using my decorative scissors. I used my JIGSAW scissors to do the edging down the right side of the LO.

So make sure stop in at both The Cuttlebug Spot and Practical Scrappers...we have some great prizes to give out and you won't want to miss these challenges!


Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Transparency Challenge @ Practical Scrappers!

Our feature item to use us this week is that ever-dreading transparencies. I don't know about the rest of you, but I have a hard time using these babies!! Don't get me wrong, I LOVE them and have way too many (especially since you pay like $2.99 for each one), but I they always seem to need just the right picture and theme. Here's the main one I did for this week:

This is a pic of me and the DH at PSU on the Nittany Lion Shrine in 1997. As for things I did with this LO...
* The entire LO is covered with a 12 x 12 tranparency (I don't know the manufacture-- just remember getting it at my LSS)
* Inked my D'Vine swirls folder with brown pigment ink, carefully put my paper in the folder (making sure not to slide it around once I put it in), and ran it through my bug-- it made the perfect photo mat for this picture and the feel I was going for in LO-- the Bazzil aqua cardstock was just way to over-powering by itself so by inking the folder with the brown it helped settle it.

* I stamped the flourished in the top right hand corner with some Timber Brown StazOn ink. You need to use StazOn on transparencies otherwise your ink will smear. One more NOTE...I did use my heat gun to quickly dry the ink so I did not accidently smear it. Make sure if you use a heat gun to dry you ink on tranparencies that you do it quickly and do NOT hold the dryer in place (keep it moving) or your tranparency will begin to warp--LESSON LEARNED THE HARD WAY!!

* The flower are also cut with my Cuttlebug (the 4 set of the flower dies) and I also embossed them D'Vine Swirls.

* One more thing...I used a Sharpie to write on my tranparency. Again, for the same reason I used StazOn work smear or wipe off!

Here is another one I did that gives you other ways to use transparencies...

This was a LO I did, inspired by the poem on the LO that I wrote for my grandmother when I was 17 years old and she was battling cancer. The small pic was when I was junior in high school and she came to my induction to the National Honor Society, the large pic was at my high school graduation about 20 months grandma passed away two week after I graduated. Her goal was to see one of her grandchildren graduate, and she did exactly that! Love and miss you Gram!!

Thanks for stopping in this and make sure stop by PS and join in on the challenge this week and the blog hop as well. There's still one more day left to join in the fun and win some prizes!


Monday, September 28, 2009

Fall Challenge Blog "Blog Hop"

There a going on, Practical Scrappers is part of it,but it all starts with Scrap Sketch. This is where I will posting all the challenges I do for the blog hop so as I finish them, I will update here with pictures!

Scrap Sketch & Creative Twist Challenges

I used the sketch from scrap sketch, but was inspired by the title given for the challenge at Creative Twist (Get Down and Get Dirty)
Well, here's by baby girl getting down and dirty with baking Halloween cookies!!

All About Me

I lifted DT member April's "Brown" LO--- I just added my own little twist to is with the big arrow mainly because I loved that paper and wanted to used!!

Whimsical Scraps & Bugs Challenge

SPCC Challenge

Sewn Together/Sew Many Cards

Just Buggin Challenge & Practical Scrappers

The Crafting Pot

Fall is Here!!

The leaves are turning, the air is cooler, and what better way is there to celebrate fall than to create a fall themed project! Create a card, LO, altered item, whatever your project choice; but make sure you got that fall theme going on and use your cuttlebug in some way on it. That is our challenge for you this week at The Cuttlebug Spot. Here is my fally project...I decided to alter this small picture frame that I bought at the dollar store.
The paper piercing I created myself. I saw a pattern similar to this scarecrow online for some jar craft and decided I could make my own paper piercing out of him. I think he turned out pretty cute!

How I used my bug?
Used the Argyle embossing folder on the hat
Used the Distressed Stripes folder on all the pumkins
Used my Nesties label 4 to cut and emboss the tag "The Yarus Patch"

Thanks for stopping in this week and make sure you stop on in at The Cuttlebug Spot and check out my fabulous design team sisters' creations. They always always leave me speechless with their creations. Aoh, and please join us for this challenge...Nilda always has an awesome prize in store for one random winner!


Monday, September 21, 2009

Time to Ink the Folders....

Nope not time to make the doughnuts (sorry, I have Dunkin' Doughnuts stuck in my head right now...hehe), but it is time to pull out those embossing folders and load them up with ink (NOT STAZ ON). That's the challenge this week at The Cuttlebug Spot and it's actually the very first challenge ever done on The Cuttlebug Spot. It's our 1 year anniversary and that's why Nilda has chosen for us to revisit this challenge. Celebrate the way you started out!! Also, to help us celebrate you can participate in the challenge this week if you would like .... however we want to celebrate the entire week by giving away a prize every day, Monday through Friday.
Monday's Prize is a $20.00 gift certificate to Custom Crops and 3 of the summer released embossing folders. Thank you to Custom Crops and Provo Craft for sponsoring this week

To win: simply visit Custom Crops and give us a link to an item that you would love to buy. Please spread the word about our celebration this week and make sure you come back every day to see what the new prize and new rules will be to win... it will be different each day....super easy task for such a wonderful prize!

Here's my card I made; I was feeling the cold weather with the drop in temperatures we've had at night here in northwestern PA (it got down to 38 degrees over night...brrr!)

Thanks for stopping in and please-- head to my DT sisters' blogs to check out their creations and leave them some love!! You will be inspired!!


Wednesday, September 16, 2009

What To Do With Those Letter Stickers...

Besides use them in a title? That's what we want to know at Practical Scrappers this week. I think all of our DT members struggled with this one, I know I sure did! I stared at packs of letter sticker and thickers for an hour and half trying to "see" objects and things out of eyes were popping out of my head (which how I came up with the idea for the card...hehe). When all was said and done, I was pleased with the two projects I came up with.

Remember to stop in and check out the other DT gals work!! Everyone did a fabulous job! And please, show us what you got...inspire us to use those stickers in a crafty way!

Thanks for stopping in and happy scrappin'!


Monday, September 14, 2009

Crazy Confetti and a Scrap Fit Challenge!!

Confetti creations is what we are all about this week at The Cuttlebug Spot. So, pull out your favorite embossing folders and those scraps that you just don't know what to do with to create this weeks challenge!

For my project, I altered a pasta box--that's right recycle, recycle, recycle! My family thinks I'm nuts, but you'd be amazed at how much less garbabe you have by saving those cereal and pasta boxes all the way to those glass jars. So, this little pasta box here is going to be a gift for one of the pre-K teachers that my two littles one have. I always make halloween sugar cookies so we'll be filling it with those for her.

Here's my project:

Hope you like the project-- I had a lot of fun creating it! Please make sure you stop by The Cuttlebug Spot and check out all of my DT sisters projects they are simply fabulous. Also, Nilda is giving away a gift certificate for 15 pounds (or about $25.00 US dollars) from our UK sponsor The Craft Barn . They have the new CB folders!!

Almost forgot, I have a LO here that is for a challenge at Scrap Fit. Kelly has presented us with this workout routine:

1. use 3 patterened papers
2: use 1 solid cardstock
3: hide your journalling
4: use at least 2 photos
5: use at least 1 star in your LO
6: use at least 2 different ribbons

and here's what I came up with:

Thanks for stopping in!!

Happy Scrappin!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Always Remember....

A picture from a visit to Ellis Island in 2000...

I will always remember where I was, what I was doing on September 11, 2001. The impact that it made in my life, the innocent lives lost, and how it changed our world as we know it today. Never forget...

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Punches plus the Cuttlebug gives you.....

endless possibilities! That's what the challenge is over at Pracitcal Scrapper this week-- we are using all those basic shape punches (like the shapes you learn in Kindergarten. Now, I don't have any of those basic shape punches (that's what I use my cricut for, but I did borrow one of my scrappy friends Creative Memories square punches. One thing I can say about CM is that their tools are FAB-u-lous!! That paper and cardstock punched so smoothly, perfectly which is always nice. Here's my LO:

Product List:
Used the 1 and 1/4 inch square punch to create the quilt
And used the 1 and 1/2 inch & 1 and 1 and 1/4 inch square to create the date embellie
Used CB folder Argyle and Harlequin on the blue and brown squares
All papers are DCWV
Inked with Studio g brown pigment ink
Brown and White Ribbon
Fiskars Threading Water Punch
MS Button punch( it my new addtion to punches so I was testing it out)
Oops...even pulled out the old sewing machine for this one

Make sure you stop in at PS and check out the rest of my design team sisters projects! There is some amazing punch inspiration there!


Monday, September 7, 2009

I'm Late....

Getting things posted that is!! I completely forgot it was Monday and I didn't post my design for our challenge this week at The Cuttlebug Spot. This week, it's all "for the birds", in other words, create a project with a bird in it. I love this card and was super pleased how it turned out. Number one, I was determined to use the newly released flourish frame embossing folder that I haven't tried out yet. Number 2, I got this owl image just last week from a freebie again Dustin Pike's Blog. I am addicted to digi stamps right now, and there is nothing better than a freebie--especially one this cute!!
front of the card:

inside of the card:

Product List:
Cuttlbug Bug Folders:
D'vine Swirls
Flourish Frame

DCWV paper from fall stack 2008
DCWV textured cardstock (orange and green)
The Paper Company cardstock (gold)
Digital Owl Image from Dustin Pike aka Doodle Dragon Studios
Kimberly Watercolor pencils
Versa Marker
Offray (brown) ribbon
Studio 18 gold acrylic gems
Studio g stamped sentiment (happy harvest)

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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Cottage Cutz Wednesday at The Cuttlebug Spot!

I wasn't sure if Nilda was gonna post this or not this week since I got the dies Monday evening when I picked up my mail, created that night, and took a pic and emailed it to her yesterday! Talk about a quick turn around right! I just came from visiting the blog to look at the entries for this week's challenge and saw my LO there and thought, man I better post it on my blog!! I created this LO with 3 (mermaid, sea weed forest, and crab) FABULOUS Cottage Cutz dies that you can get from The Scrapping Cottage. And right now, if you become a member on their blog have a chance to win a $250.00 shopping spree in their store!! So without futher ado, here's my project:

What are you waiting for, get on over there and try to win that shopping spree!!

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