Friday, July 30, 2010

This Week's Projects!

I am behind on loading up my projects with losing both of my grandfathers in a months time. We buried one on July 17th, and now turned around and buried the other on Monday. I've been on one heck of a roller coaster ride this summer and cousin of the family said it best to me, "When it rains it pours, but at least is summer and it cools you off." Thanks god it is summer because I'm not sure I'd be able to handle it all if it wasn't.

Anyway here is my project from the Cuttlebug. This week's challenge was to create a mini album. I created an album of my daughter's princess makeover from our Christmas trip to Walt Disney World. Now, if you look at the Cuttlebug Spot Blog, you'll notice a different picture. That's because I didn't have it finished when I had left for my grandpa's funeral, but now it's all done!

This project is from Practical Scrappers weekly project. We had to use at least 7 different items on our project.I used 12 different items on this calendar.
Here's my list
chipboard for the backing
3 different pattern papers
cardstock (red and black)
a strawberry acrylic stamp by Studio g
Martha Stewart markers
Stazon on jet black ink
Red chalk around the image
tulle to hang it from
adhesive back ribbon
red bling by Studio 18
foam Thickers for the year
strawberry digital stamp by this month's sponsor Digi Doodle

Don't forget you have until Saturday to enter both of these fabulous challenges!

Thanks for stopping in!


Tuesday, July 20, 2010

It's Christmas in July!

This week at The Cuttlebug Spot we are celebrating Christmas in July! I know, some of you don't even want to think about it, but you know it's never to early to be inspired and get some fresh ideas for the holiday.

Here's my card:

PP- Hot of the Press (2007)
Cardstock- DCWV and Bazzil
Stamp -Studio g
Ink-Studio g pigment ink
Bling-Studio 18
Cuttlebug Embossing Folders-- Holly (5x7) and Textile (A2)
Ribbon- got it from Big Lots over the holiday in a clearance bin

Stop by and share you Christmas projects with us and remember to use embossing on them. This week's winner will receive a $20.00 GC from Custom Crops.

Thanks for stopping in and happy scrappin'!


Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Embossing Challenge @ Practical Scrappers

This is my absolute favorite challenge we have at Practical Scrappers. There is not a machine out there that I enjoy more than my Cuttlebug. Don't get me wrong, I love my Cricut but, it is in a definite second place finish in my book. For this week's challenge I decided I'd share with everyone at Practical one of my favorite techniques to do with my Cuttlebug and Nestabilities that DT leader Nilda at The Cuttlebug Spot came up with and created this fabulous tutorial on how to do that you can check out here.

Here's my project:

The only thing that I do differently from the video is that I do not use the tan mat by Spellbinders. I use what they call Plumbers's Pack that I got from my Lowes (in the plumbing department). I comes in a few different thicknesses I have both 1/8" and 1/16" and it's a 6x6 square. You can buy them individually which only cost me $1.44 for the one piece and $1.19 for the other. Much more cost effective than the $8-$10 on the Spelldinders tan mat. I bought both thicknesses due the different thicknesses of chipboard there are. You have to play around a little bit to figure out which size works best, but once you get familar with it which to use --it's a piece of cake!

Thanks for stopping in! Don't forget to enter your project by Saturday July 17th @ 5pm EST for a chance to win our prize pack of three digi stamps from our sponsor this month Digi Doodle.

Happy Scrappin!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Behind On Posting!

What else is new?? I just keep forgeting to update my blog to share all of my work, so I'm going to do it all here in one post

Here's my design for The Cuttlebug Spot-- we are celebrating the 4th of July this week there-- don't forget you have to use your Cuttlebug on the project! Make sure to stop my and check out all of my DT sisters fabulous inspiration, plus there have been wonderful inspiration in the entries already that you won't want to miss out on checking out!

Here is my design for Practical Scrappers weekly challenge. The weekly challenge there is to use decorative scissors or border punches (or both). I used my "Victorian" style decorative edge scissors to create the photo corners. I also used my MS Double Loop border/corner punch combo set to create the edging on the background paper. Then for some fun, I cut 5 strips of 1 1/2 inch x 7inch paper and used her double loop border punch down each side. I folded the strips in half and added some ribbon and buttons to create the large flower.
Don't forget we have a design team call going on at Practical Scrappers and this weeks challenge will be the last opportunity to join in on one of our challenges before the July 5th deadline. If you've ever considered trying a join a DT, this is a great opportunity and a great way to be practical with the supplies you already have on hand!

Last we have a monthly bonus challenge going on at Practical Scrappers that "yours truly" is the hostess of these fun and unique challenges. I like being known for using items in a way that they aren't meant to be which is partly how this monthly challenge came to be. Christine, our fearsome Practical Leader--love you boss (;, approached me with the idea for it back in April and we've been rolling with for the past two months. I think we've been getting some great entries, and cannot wait to see what everyone does with this month's theme called, "Just Beachy". Pull out those items that you would find at the beach or would take to the beach and use them on your project.
Here's mine:
I used some decorative sand and shells that I had sitting around in vase on this LO.

Thanks for stopping in and I hope you all have a scrappy day!



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