Monday, August 31, 2009

Back to School.....

Let's celebrate everyone, the kids are heading back to school! That's what's happening this week at The Cuttlebug Spot. We are celebrating education, so whether your are creating that special project for your child's new teacher or a little note to send them on their first day, or even scrapping those first day of school pics, we want to see your project celebrating education.

For my project this week I chose to alter a composition book for my son Layton. He's starting 4th grade tomorrow and they have to do book reports every month. Now he has a book to put all of his rough drafts in.

Items used:
All patterned papers are DCWV grade school pack
scraps of card stock
Yellow scrap ribbon
Embossing folders:
Spots and Dots on Vinyl "Sprinkles" Thickers
Yep, that's right you can emboss vinyl Thickers in your folders-- I did this just by chance to see if it would work--just run them through twice)

Distressed Stripes on the yellow body of the pencil, and silver fuelle of pencil

Swiss Dots on the eraser

Star folder on the binding and inside pocket

Credits: Pencil paper piercing is from which is was their freebie this past week.

Here's my design:

Thanks for stopping in!

Friday, August 28, 2009

New Altered Candle!!

I did this last week and I'm just getting around to posting it! This is a candle that I made for gift for a cousin's bridal shower that my mom is going tomorrow! She's doing black and white as her colors and has a "damask theme" going on.

Product list:
Me and My Big Idea Paper (white with black flocking)
DCWV Black Cardstock
Paper Company parchment paper
Studio g black ink with glitter
Craft Essentials LG Script Alpha Stamp Set
Metallic white pearls
Black trim

Thanks for stopping in and please let me know what you think!


Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Journey to 500 Followers!!

The Scrapping Cottage is trying reach 500 followers and has a super duper awesome $250.00 shopping spree for their store once they reach that 500! How awesome is that? I already know which dies I would get; the new Halloween ones and Tropical theme are super cute ( gotta have that Tiki House-- it would go perfect with my pics from Disney in the "Tiki, Tiki, Tiki, Tiki, Tiki Room"...hehe. So hop on over there become a follower, and try to snag that prize ( I'm hoping I beat ya to it!)!! Good Luck! Here's the site for the information


Monday, August 24, 2009

Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot!!!

That's exactly how we're feeling at The Cuttlebug Spot this week! Since we are all "HOT" and bothered here why not create a project about "HOT"! That's what this week's challenge is, to use the word "HOT" in your design. When Nilda gave us this challenge I knew I had the perfect picture that I've been wanting to scrap for awhile now. This is a LO of my DH, Cory from when we were on spring break at Disney my senior year of college. We were in Mexico at Epcot, and he was playing with the maracas and the sombreos, and of course I snapped the camera! He's angry at me for showing it off online, but he'll get over it! HE's always asking me why I scrap only the stupid pictures of him/ M only answer is the stupid ones have the best stories to tell!

Cuttlug bug uses:
Harelquin embossing folder on photo mat and gold petals of flowers

Thanks for stopping in this week! Don't forget to come on over the and tell us what's got you all "HOT" and bothered!


Vellum, Vellum, and more Vellum!!

That's what this weeks challenge is all about at Practical Scrappers! Gotta use that stuff up and that's exactly what I did! I've had this vellum for nearly 18 months now (bought it about a month after I actually started scrapping). I used it here and there for some journaling and also layed it over some photos that were just really bright that I wanted to mute, but other than that I really just never used it. Here's how I used up my vellum:

I used a scrap piece of vellum that I had in my scrap box as a photo mat. I love the effect of torn vellum, so I just gave it a little tear down the one side. It creates some nice soft layering, which was the feel I was going for this LO. I also had this pack of vellum envelopes that I got in the clearance bin at Joann's for 50 cents (so, I bought like 6 packs of them-- this is the first one I've ever used --there are 6 in a pack-- only 35 left to go...LOL). Also, I decided to cut some flowers on my cricut and in doing so, decided to create a layer in the flower with vellum. It's a bit touchly to use in the cricut, but once you get it on the right setting it works great ( I had mine set at speed 1, pressure 2, blade depth 3).

Make sure you stop by and check out the other design team members work and hop in on using up that vellum ladies! Let's get rid of those supplies!


Monday, August 17, 2009

You're Invited....

To join us this week at The Cuttlebug Spot and make those invitations. That's right, this week's challenge that Nilda has presented us is to make those invitations ladies. I decided to step out of my comfort zone here and try something I've never done, incorporate cards into my scrapping. I got this great design for my card from Splitcoast Stampers. It's called a Criss Cross Card. Here's the link:
This was really an easy, but super cute design and was a lot of fun to play with. There are some many things you could do with this, I suggest to give it a try!

I used the new Harlequin embossing folder on the red base of the card, as well as on the white band and even on the petals of the flowers. It's a little hard to see the detail because I put three pics together in one to make it easier for posting. I used cards that were from a deck of card that I had cards missing to. So don't throw those incomplete decks away ladies. Thanks for stopping in this week and make sure join for this weeks challenge...remember, you were invited!


LO's from X-Marks the Crop!

So, I had a lot of fun at the "X-Marks the Crop" crop at Treasured Scrapbooking. I wanted to complete all of the challenge, but my kids just weren't having that with as nice as it was the past three day. We spent the afternoons at the pool each day, but they had a wonderful time and are finally getting in some swimming.

Here are my LO's from the crop:

Friday, August 14, 2009

I've Been Pirated!!!

Here's my pirate pic for the "X-Marks the Crop!" crop going on at Treasured Scrapbooking! I'm having a lot of fun doing these challenges! You should all stop by and join us!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Designs for New Week!

Another week of new designs and challenges going on at Practical Scrappers andThe Cuttlebug Spot. First up, here is the weekend challenge that was given on Friday at Practical Scrappers. We had one of two choice to enter:

contest 1: use a doodling template to create your LO
contest 2: must have 3 summer photos and sticker letters

I opted for contest # 2 due to the fact that one thing I do not own is a doodling template ( maybe I can win one--right!).

This LO is of my son Jaedon, from our trip to Splash Lagoon last summer ( these pics were in the pack I found that I forgot to scrap from the trip--LOL)! I also decided to use up this stash of pool paper and die cuts that I've have for 2 years now--hehe, plus some white thickers that I seem to never have enough of!

Next, is my weekly design for Practical Scrappers. Our challenge this week is to use up those stickers ladies ( at least 3 on a page) and they cannot be alpha stickers. I did this double LO of my kids from winter--I was really hot when I did this LO and needed something to cool me down. So, I decided to pull out the snow pics. The kids were sledding down the hill in our front yard on a snow day ( we got like 9 inches of snow on this day).

Things used in this LO:

The giant snowflake and paper down the sides is by Reminisce. I cut the 4 3 inch snowflakes on my cricut using the Home Accents cart. The title "SNOW" were alpha stickers that I stickled with Blueberry Ice Stickles ( also stickled around the 4- 3 inch snowflakes on the sides with Mint Ice Stickles). And last, the snowflakes on the corners of my pics were stickers that I got in a stash of Chirstmas stuff from a swap on a forum.

Here's the LO:

Last, here is probably my favorite LO I've ever done to date. For this week's challenge at The Cuttlebug Spot we got a sketch challenge for ya!! Goodness, do I love sketches!! I like to scrap with a sketch, but I always change it up to make it my own. Sometimes I start with one and end up with something that looks nothing like the sketch, but it give me a place to draw inspiration from. And speaking of great inspiration, our sketch designer for this week's challenge has very much of that. Our very own design team member Miss Aymee Gandy did this fabulous sketch for us. And she has plenty more inspiration where that came from. Her blog is definitely one that you would love to follow. Here's her sketch blog for ya to check out: or you can just find it on her blog on the side bar and she has a direct link to her sketch blog on there.

So here's Aymee's Sketch:

And here's my LO:

Embossing folders used- D'vine Swirls, Swiss Dots, Floral Fantasy

So thanks for stopping in this week, and remember to hop in and particpate in the challenges this week!


Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Workout Challenge # 1

Hi all, got my challenge here done for Kelly's new challenge blog Scrap Fit! Our first workout challenge was to scrap those H2O pics and use some ink! I had these pics of Layton that I forgot to scrap from our trip to Splash Lagoon in Erie, PA last summer. My pic I took is kind of dark and not sure if you can tell but he is jumping across some giant foam lilly pads that floating in the water hence where the title "Leap Frog" came from. I am also using this LO for a challenge on Treasured Scrapping that AbbieT is hosting. Her challenge to us was to scrap those old summer pics. Well, I needed to get these ones done since I already have the rest of this trip in the album!

Here's the LO:

Thanks for stopping in!!


Monday, August 3, 2009

It's Monday and it's a reveal of challenges....

At the Cuttlebug Spot the challenge this week is to emboss using your favorite embossing folder. Nilda sent all of us on the design team (courtesy of Provocraft) some of the newly released folders coming out. They are all fabulous , but of the ones that she sent me I chose the Morroccan Screen folder. This folder has a lot of potential to do so many things with it. I decided to spruce up a pillar candle for a wedding gift with it.

What I did was emboss a 3" x 12" strip of ivory card stock. I used the "negative" side of the embossed strip so that the impressions of go down in. I added a pearl into each impression. Added some lace around the bottom ( also added pearls in the center of the flowers on the lace) and added some ribbon on the top. The flower top was created with D'vine Swirls and Swiss Dots embossing folders. I made the flower from 18 2" ovals that I cut on my cricut them ran through D'vine Swirls folder. The center of the flower is a 2" circle that I stamped then ran through the Swiss Dots folder. I curled the edges up on the top two layers by just rolling them around the end of a thin paint brush. The bottom layer I curled under so cradle the candle and fit on like a topper.

Next project here is my reveal for Practical Scrappers. Our challenge this week to use up that stash of yours is to use eyelets in your project. I was trying really hard to use all my white eyelets up on this project and I have to say-- mission was accomplished! I was trying to recreate the front of a "MEAD" notebook. I even went as far as carving in with my scissors what kinds of things my son would doodle on his notebook. So without further ado-- here's my LO entitled 1st Day ( Layton's first day of Kindergarten):

Thanks for stopping in and make sure you stop over to and and check out all the other design team work as well take part in the challenges. Nilda has a some new Cuttlebug Embossing Folders up for grabs!

Thanks Again!



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