Thursday, January 28, 2010

Little Star-- Baby Shower Invitation!

Good morning everyone!! It's a snowy day here in PA--3 days ago, the white stuff was gone. Now today, there's another 4-5 inches out there. Come on mother nature, make up your mind-- winter or spring? So, I finally finished my sis's baby shower inviations (all 84 of them)and they turned out ever so cute! She's doing her nursery in the Babies r Us --Little Star Collection which is super cute! here you can see for yourself....

Angela is a star freak...was a cheer coach for a team called "The Clearfield Stars", did her wedding in star theme, wears star jewelery all the get the point! I guess when you find something you love you stick with it, right! So little Logan (oh, it's a boy) is going to have to like stars, too since mommy cannot get enough of them! Okay enough picking on my sister... I've done enough of that in my lifetime...Here's the invitation:

What I used:
All cardstock is Stampin' Up ( Chococlate chip, Gable Green, Kraft)
Stamps - Fancy Pants Little Star Collection
Nestabilities- Label 4
Cricit- Platin Schoolbook (Star)& Cuttin' Up (Baby Shower)
Cuttlebug Star Embossing Folder
Martha Stewart Embossed Button punch
Versa Magic Jumbo Java Chalk Ink
Studio g brown pigment ink
Joann's ribbon (brown and tan)
Bic wite-out pen

Thanks for stopping in! Have a scrappy day!


Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Pattern Paper Challenge!

This week's challenge at Practical Scrappers is pattern paper, something I never seem have to little of. Pattern paper is my addiction when it comes to scrappy supplies, and it seems no matter how hard I try I always cave in and buy more. So for one of my New Year's resolutions I pledged to not buy anymore pp stacks until I use an entire one up. This is going to be very challenging for me, comsidering I have entire 33 gallon storage container filled with 12 x 12 stacks and eack only has a few pages gone from it. So to start I picked, I closed my eyes and picked a stack and pulled out my DCWV 2009 Christmas stack. Here's what I put together....

I used 4 different pp's on this.
All of the red cardstock was embossed with my 5 x 7 Holly Cuttlebug folder
Holly leaves were cut on my cricut using Stretch your imagination
"Christmas" was cut on my using Beyond Birthday

So make sure you stop on by and join us for the challenge this week. The prize is a gift certificate for one of our sponsors JuJu Bees. Thanks for stopping in!!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Black and Silver!!

With the new year comes another new change to The Cuttlebug Spot. You no longer have to complete the challenge to be entered in the random weekly drawing to win. Of course, we still would love to see your projects if you have time. But from now on, just leave us a comment and you are entered--easy peasey! Up for grabs this week is an $20.00 gift certificate for Custom Crops who by the way has an awesome sale running through the 29th (I was just there "window" shopping)! The challenge this week is to use the colors Black and Silver. I choose to do a card for my son Jaedon who's birthday was on the 20th and turned 5! He loves fire trucks, so I created this paper piercing myself (it took me an hour to draw it all out).

Thanks for stopping in and don't forget to head over and leave a comment at The Cuttlebug Spot to get yourself entered for the weekly drawing!


Winner, Winner...Chicken Dinner!!

Well, it was a fabulous blog hop and I want to thank everyone for stopping by and leaving all your wonderful comments! After sorting through all those comments and fishing out the international ones(sorry again, but the shipping would just be too much for this item)and those who followed all three steps here's my winner:

There were 18 items in your list. Here they are in random order:

7.Matildy Jane
13.Mrs. So and So
Timestamp: 2010-01-25 14:56:51 UTC

Congratulations Wilfreda!! Wilfreda gave me a glimpse of the Valentine cards that she is working and she entered this is our weekly challenge this past week!

Wilfreda's card:

Wilfreda, email me with your addy at and I will get your prize package out to you! Thanks again to all who played along, and please stop by often!


Friday, January 22, 2010

Practical Scrappers Blog Hop--LOVE Is In the Air!

First off, I want to thank you for stopping by my blog during the Practical Scrappers Designer Blog Hop. Today I have created two projects that I'd like to share with you. I am giving away a new 8x8 Olive Green, Mrs. Grossmans album (that I took out of the packing and added an extra 10 page protectors-- 30 pages in all) and maybe some other RAK's that I need to purge from my suppy bins for a prize. Due to the weight and size of this item, I am only willing to ship to continental USA (so sorry international followers). In order to qualify you need do three things:
1.) Become a follower of Practical Scrappers (if you already are then step on checked!)
2.) Become a follower here on my blog.
3.) Leave a comment on this post telling me you did step 1 and 2 and tell me/show me what kind of Valentine's Day projects you are up to. I will announce the winner on Monday, January 25th so make sure to check back in!

You should have arrived here from Christine's blog. Your next stop is Kim's Blog- Memories in Thyme If this was your first stop head over to Practical Scrappers to start at the beginning of the hop. The designers are giving away some great prizes - you don't want to miss your chance!

Now without further ado, here are my projects for you. The first here is a LO of my middle son, Jaedon, who just turned 5 on Wed. with his "girlfriend" at her bithday party in December. They have a crush on each other, and they are too sweet when they are together. So in honor of our LOVE theme, here is my LO "First Love".

The next project here is the Valentine's Day treat for my oldest son's class. The instructions are here at Splitcoast Stampers for their matchbox card. The woman who made this tutorial did the project with a sqaure piece of candy. I altered it up a bit to fit my longer Hershey bar. Instead of making the length 7 3/8" I made mine 7 7/8" (score at 3 1/2", 3 3/4", 7 1/8"). This will then fit the length of a 3 1/4" candy bar. For the inside of the project, I kept the same measurements because it worked fine.

Thanks again for stopping by, now get hopping on to Kim's Blog!

Happy Scrappin'!


Monday, January 18, 2010

Big 10!!

This week at The Cuttlebug Spot we are all about the #10!! We want to see how you can use the number 10 in your project. This was a perfect week for me to get ready for this project because my oldest son, Layton, turned 10 on Friday, the 15th. So here's my card and what I used:

Red, Black, and white cardstock (those are his soccer team's colors)
Diamond Plate embossing folder
Swiss dots embossing folder
Cricut Cartridges
*Beyond Bithdays (BIG)
*Cuttin' Up (10)

Make sure stop by the blog and check out all the other projects of my fellow DT sisters. Don't forget to enter the challenge this week-- up for grabs is a $20.00 gift certificate from Custom Crops one of my favorite places to get all the new Cuttlbug folders! You have until 9pm PST to enter!

Thanks for stopping in!


Wednesday, January 13, 2010


This week at Practical Scrappers we are adding some BLING to the second week of the New Year. Why not have a "shiney" New Year like Rudolph? So here's my LO and the list of what I used for it.

DCWV paper and cardstock (Christmas Value Stack of 2008)
Stickles (Mint Ice and Diamond)
String of pearls
Threading water punch
Creative Memories journaling template
Cricut ((Platin School Book for title)

To create the acordian look with the threading water punch all you do is fold it like an acordian back and forth, but you skip every other hole so you can create the pleated look (just add a little adhesive in between to keep it flat). The strip of paper will need to be a 12" long (whatever width you want). You will lose over 1/2 of the length when folding it to make the pleats.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping in!


Monday, January 11, 2010

It's Party Time!!

Wow, it's been forever since I blogged after being on a 2 week Disney vacation, I finally settlesd back down into things and got my scrappy groove going again. It's a brand new year, and I've set myself some pretty big scrappy goals? What about the rest of you-- any scrappy goals for yourself? My top 3:
1.) Try to scrap a little every day
2.) Try to get organized-- yeah right, like this will ever happen for me
3.) Do not buy anymore pattern paper until I finish up an entire stack I already have( this will be the toughest for me)!

This week at The Cuttlebug Spot we are making party favors. Well, my Layton is turning 10 on the 15th and we are having a birthday party for him (and his brother Jaedon turns 5 on the 20th). I thought I'd make some cute little party hats for the party!

All papers are from My Minds Eye Perfect Posies.
Embossed orange scalloped oval, #10, and confetti on top of the hat with Swiss Dots.
The scalloped ovals and "party time" were cut on my cricut.

Make sure you stop in and check out all my DT sisters work! Al;l their wonderful favors sure have me ready for a big party!

Thanks for stopping in!



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