Wednesday, March 31, 2010


I will be honest, I use to hate rub-ons. I could never get those stupid things to turn out for me be, BUT that was until I got that awesome little tool by American Crafts that looks like a pencil point on one end and the other is slanted. I don't know what it's called because a friend gave me an extra one she had-- thanks Ethel. Anyway, my rub-ons never use to turn out using those silly popscicle sticks that come with the packages. I am really starting to get into now that they turn out perfect all the time!

Our challenge this week at Practical Scrappers is to pull out those rub-ons and show us what you can do with them! I used my Basic Grey rub-on "life's good" as my title for this LO and also used a Heidi Grace border rub-on to add a little something extra on this LO.

Thanks for stopping in and remember you have until Saturday at 5pm to enter your rub-on project for this weeks winners. Don't forget to stop by the blog and check out all the other wonderful inspiration that goes up daily by my DT sisters. Something new to look at everyday!

Thanks for stopping in!


Monday, March 29, 2010

The Cuttlebug Colors Challenge!

This week we are celebrating the colors of our blog (pink, green, black, and white) and we want to see how you can use them! These are some of my favorite colors to scrap with so I couldn't wait to do this one.

Papers- "Me and My Big Ideas"
CB folder- Spots and Dots
Stamps - Inkadinkado and Studio g
Bling- Studio 18

Make sure you stop by and show us your project using those colors. This week's random winner will receive a $50.00 gift certificate to use at Simon Says Stamp and they have some fabulous new items coming out! My favorites are the new Tim Holtz products coming out-- gotta have that tattered florals die and that BINGO embossing folder. Thanks for stopping in and make sure you head over the The Cuttlebug Spot and check out all the inspiration provided by my fabulous DT sisters!


Monday, March 22, 2010

If I Had Wings....

What soaring creature would I be? I've always been fascinated with butterflies ever since I was child ( catching my cattepillars, putting them in jars, and watching them change). Some of my favorite exhits I've seen at zoos are the ones with butterflies, too. Well, this week at The Cuttlebug Spot we want to know what soaring creature you would be and use that creature in your project. I chose a butterfly and had the perfect die to use for this, my Cuttlebug butterfly die/embossing combo set.

Here's my project:

Thanks for stoppping in....I'll be back to update and let you know what this week's random winner will get as soon as Nilda posts it! Have a great day, and Happy Spring
everyone-- it's finally here!


Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Chipboard Challenge @ Practical Scrappers!

I finally get to share this project with everyone. It's been hard not to post it because it was my first creation on my new SCAL program and I am ver proud of how it turned out, and two... I've been talking about my sister's baby shower and the gift I made her to all my friends in the scrappy world but haven't been able to share. So here it is, my BABY word album made especially for my dear sister who is due in less than 4 weeks now!

Here are the pages...I think I forgot to take a pic of one of them but you get the idea!

Now I want to share with you the rest of my sister baby you can see from the pitures we stuck to the "Little Star" theme.

If you remember from back in January I posted her nursery (here it is again)

and here were the invitations I made...

the letters I cut on my cricut for about the gift table...

the favors I made...

the tables all decorated...

and the cake that my mother and I worked so hard on (first time we ever made a cake that anyone besides family at birthdays would see)...

Thanks for stopping in! Make sure you head over to Practical Scrappers and check out all my other DT sisters inspiring chipboard work. And don't forget to join us and show us your projects using chipboard!


Monday, March 15, 2010

We've Gone Digi...

At The Cuttlebug Spot, at least for one week. We have a wonderful new sponsor Lilly-Boo's Boutique that we are showcasing some of their digi stamps. I know when I was asked to pick a set that I wanted to work with, I had a terrible time trying to decide which one, because I wanted them all. But, when all was said and I done I just couldn't resist those cheeks on the Bunches set, and that was the deciding factor for me.

Here's my card featuring the Lily-Boo Digital stamp Bunches06:

Make sure you stop by Lily-Boo's Boutique and check out all of their sets of digi stamps. After you are done there hop back to us at The Cuttlebug Spot and leave us a comment telling which set is your favorite or suggestions for images you'd like to see. We will randomly be choosing a winner who gets their choice of two free sets.

Thanks for stopping!


Wednesday, March 10, 2010

White Pen Challenge!

It's doodling time at Practical Scrappers! Pull out those white pens and show us how you can use them this week at Practical Scrappers. I chose to pull out my Crafter's Workshop doodling templates that I have and my Bic Wite-out pen, yep, that's right,wite-out pen!! I have not found a white pen that I truely love yet, so until I find that special one that is as bright white as my wite-out, I will continue use my wite-out pen. Now some of ladies have asked me how I get it to keep from flowing out all over the place under my template when I am doodling, so I will share my secret. I first doodle with a white crayola colored pencil to get my perfect stencil, then I lightly trace over the white colored pencil with my wit-out pen. The trick with a wite-out pen is to apply minimal pressure (just enough to get it flowing) when you are doodling so you don't get those "blotchy" spots. It took me some practice to get the feel of how much pressure I should be applying. I practiced on some scraps of dark colored paper to get the hang of it.

*UPDATE May 20, 2010* I am also submitting this LO for entry in Examiner Scrapbook Contest for their weekly challenge which happens to be Disney.

Items used:
Cuttlebug & "Spots and Dots" embossing folder
Crafter's Workshop Templates Doddle Flower & Orchid
Bic Wite-out Pen
DCWV cartdstocks (green and black)
White colored pencil for journaling
*Disney fast pass tickets from our visit :)
Thanks for stopping in again and if you have any questions, let me know!

Happy Scrapping!


Monday, March 8, 2010

The Spot does Vintage!

This was a a huge challenge for me. I love the look and enjoy the style, but I just don't do it that well. I think this was the most time I've spent on a LO in two years now. These are pics of my husband's great grandmother (center) and his grandmother and her oldest sister (bottom left. I had the perfect pics for this and I've been trying to figure out how I wanted to scrap them, but this challenge gave me all the inspiration I needed. I spent a lot of time distress this LO. Used my scissors and a lot of Tim Holtz Vintage Photo distressing ink (that I misted the paper with H2O after inking to create the yellowing spots). I also hand made all the flowers using my ribbon flower tutorial that I have posted. I just kind of threw on the string on pearls and played with it till I found something that was pleasing to my eyes. Ok here's my LO:

IF you have any questions, let me know-- I'd be happy to tell you what I did! And make sure you stop by The Cuttlebug Spot and show us your vintage projects. Our very own DT sister is offering up jammies for your Bug and cricut that she sews for this weeks winner!

Thanks for stopping in !


Wow am I behind!

Well I completely forgot to post last weeks's projects between m ebeing sick and the two little ones as well I just haven't benn blogging. So here are last weeks projects:

The Cuttlebug Spot theme was Go Green -- Celebrate the Irish

And last week's Practical Scrappers Challenge was to use ink/chalk! I used one of my favorite techniques for this challenge inking my Cuttlebug folder first then running it through my bug. Here are some pics for ya:

This is a picture of my Cuttlebug Folder all inked up and to show you what the matting looks like after you run it through your bug.

Stay tuned for the the first project of this week!

Thanks for stopping in!



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