Thursday, May 13, 2010

A Girl Can Never Have Too Many Shoes!

Try telling my husband that....well, at least this one that I've created isn't sitting out in the hallway or taking up space on the shoe shelf in the basement. Right now over at P K Glitz, Inc., they are having a challenge to create your own shoe (pattern available and all). This was so much fun!! I've been wanting to create my own shoe for a long time now and this challenge gave me the perfect chance to do so. I've always wanted a pair of the lace-up dress-up (you know like a pair of ballet slippers do). So I created my own shoe that laces up. I used two pieces of 18 gauge floral wire and covered the wire by gluing ribbon on both sides of it. Then the tough part was shaping-- I just added some Becaon's 3-in-1 glue where the two pieces cross over to help hold it's shape! I just loved how it came out! Thanks Jamie for telling me about the challenge ;)

If you've ever wanted to make a shoe, you should definitely head over and check out this challenge--you hve until May 31st to enter!


Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Roll With the "Punches"!!

We are rolling with those "punches" this week at Practical Scrappers this week. Dust off those punches, border punches, corner rounders this week and show us how you can inspire us to use them. For my project this week I got my inspiration from Scrapbook & Cards Today's Blog using my Martha Stewart Double Loop Border and Corner punch combo set you can check it out here. One punch to create three different looks and they all are just fabulous!
Also to note on this project: I used an image from our May Sponsor *Wink *Wink Ink, called "Blossom Baby". I took a lot of time to create this one embellishment, because I wanted to try something different with a digi stamp. I getting to be pretty accustomed to Inscape and SCAL 2.0 now, so I have ventured out into "color tracing bitmaps". In other words, counting all the different colors you see in a jpeg image, then separating and creating a layer for each color. I was able to create my own SVG image that I could then cut on my cricut and make this paper piercing that you see. The only thing that I did color was the image of the sleeping baby. I actually printed it on glossy photo paper and was able to blend my markers a bit better, since I don't have any Copics yet :( *sigh*
Ok, so here's my LO:

This is my new nephew Logan, who turned a month old yesterday. I actually gave the LO to my sister on Sunday for her Mother's Day gift. It brought her to tears, which was what I was hoping for!

Thanks for stopping in and make sure you check out all the inspiration from all my design team sisters-- they are all truely inspirational and have really rocked this challenge! Oh, almost forgot-- don't forget to enter your own project for a chance to win some of those fabulous digi images from *Wink *Wink Ink!



Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Blogger Issues?? Finally Some NEW Projects!!

I don't know about the rest of you, but I have been having so many issues with my blog lately and not being able to post things....I can post on other blogs that I belong to, post comments, but cannot create my own post? Go figure, I gave up trying last week to post the projects I wanted to and decided to finally give it a try again today.

So here's what you've missed that I been up to:

1.) The Cuttlebug Spot is on a well needed break! We are all taking a little vacation and will be back in action on June 1st with some new challenges and surpises for you-- Nilda hasn't even told us yet what she has in store for us so I am super excited!

2) Practical Scrappers Challenges:
Here was last week's sticker challenges

And something NEW at Practical Scrappers!! Each month we will be having a month long challenge that is "out of the norm" from our regular challenges at Practical Scrappers, created by yours truely!

The first challenge for the month of May is going to be called "Recycle, Renew, Reuse". Earth Day has just passed and we are full swing into the season of Spring, otherwise know as the season the renewal, rebirth, and regrowth. Your challenge is to create a project (LO, card, altered item whichever your preference)using a recycled item (cardboard, cereal boxes, popscicle sticks, plastic...etc)on your project to give it a new purpose than what it was intended.
Here is my example:

I have taken an old cassette tape case and altered it to create this "pocket picture purse" (as I call it)for those wallet size photos. I have also used a piece of recycled cereal box to create the accordian fold out for the pictures.

3.) The other things not affilated with design teams:

These projects here were created for my mother and my mother-in-law for mother's day gifts. I handmade each of these roses our of 22lb white copy paper. Each rose is composed of 5- 1" hearts (cut on cricut--Plantin Schoolbook), 6- 1 1/2" hearts, and 5- 2" hearts (only the large center one uses the 2" hearts. I inked them with Versa Magic inks using 2 shades in each color. Then I curled the rounded parts of the hearts using the smallest paint brush I have. The next part is where a lot of patience comes in to play. I attached each heart to a piece of 18 gauge piece floral wire that I folded in half and wrapped that completely with floral tape. Next, using floral tape starting with the 1" hearts in the center and finishing with 2" on the outside start adding your hearts one at a time. If you want a tutorial-- leave me a post here letting me know. I just figured out how to create a video with my camera so I will try and make one if I have enough interest!

Thanks for stopping in! Have a great day and hopefullyy I'll be able to post my project for you tomorrow that will be revealed!



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