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!



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