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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Cuttlebug Challenge Be Inspired Challenge #51

Ok I got a little ahead of myself last week when I said it was the last challenge of the month long celebration. Heavens forbid I forget the thank you notes. So here is the last of the Birthday In A Box.





I used my favorite Cuttlebug folder for this project, which is Houndstooth. The Dragon Pirate is Dustin Pikes and the scrolls and paper are from Daisie Company. Thanks for so much fun Cuttlebug Challenge... This was a great idea!!!!!



Here are all of my creations for the Birthday In A Box!!!!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Pollycraft Challenge #25 5 "S"

Pollycrafts challenge today was to make a card using the 5 "S"
1. Stripes
2. Swirls
3. Sparkle
4. Snowflakes
5. Spots




I was able to get all 5 in.. I used the Cuttlebug folders for the Swirl and the Snowflakes. Striped paper inside and out. Martha Stewart's all around Snowflake punch. Stickles for Sparkle. Spotted paper and Glitter. Come on over to Pollycraft and have some fun with us and check out her Digi's... http://pollycraftdesigns.blogspot.com/

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Happy Fall Cuttlebug Spot Challenge #50


I fell in love with Dustin Pike's little Scarecrow. The paper is DCWV. The Font is LD Leaves. I also used little leaf jewels.

Second Round Of R.S. Birthday Cards



These cards are round two for the Relief Society Sisters. I had a lot of fun with these cards. I learned how use material for the little cupcakes. The word art I did myself . I used my Cricut Expressions with the Plantin' Schoolhouse cartridge to cut them out. The paper is one of my favorites. DCWV Nana's Kids. I used little jewels for some bling and of course some stickles.












Thursday, September 24, 2009

Be Inspired #50 Centerpiece

The final Challenge for this month over at Cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com is a Centerpiece. We now have a whole Birthday Party In A Box.. How exciting is that. Do you think my son who's turning 25 would mind if used these? LOL Yeah I think he would! I used Dustin Pikes Digi art for my little pirate gang. I colored them with Bic markers. The scroll is from Daisy Company. I ran it though my Cuttlebug with the Houndstooth folder. The little treasure chest is from Delightful Doodles. Thanks again Cuttlebug Challenge this has been fun!!!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

A card for Josh




I made this card for my son's 25th birthday. Boy I sure don't know where time has gone. I used the paper piecing from Daisy Company. With the pop dots in between. I put some stickles on the clouds to give them a little depth

Paper Piecing







These cards are made with paper piecing.




These beautiful butterflies are from Fred She said. I used stickles to give it a little glitz





These cards were made with flowers from Fred She Said. I used the new continuous loopy loop punch from Martha Stewart.



There can only be one Queen

I made this card for a friend of mine. I used the Funky Fairy Designs and different DCWV paper I punched the bottom of each layer then tied a ribbon though the bottom.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Cuttlebug Challenge #49 Mini Albums


The Birthday Celebration over on Cuttlebug Challenge continues!!! I have had sooooo much fun with this! What a great idea to challenge us to put together an entire birthday party!!! I had an incredibly exciting time putting together my Mini Album. It was so fun to use the Dustin Pike images. I colored them with the Bic markers using the Copic blending technique that my wonderful friend show me how to do over the weekend. Lets just say I must go back and redo my invitation. You'll notice I already redid the Birthday Card. Ok now that I've gushed I will tell you what I did. I took a paper grocery sack and cut it a little bigger than the size I wanted and wadded it up and just made a ball out of it. I then ironed it. It still wasn't exactly how I wanted, so I ran it though the Cuttlebug a couple of times with no folder just a piece of foam. I glued the little button on the front and put the elastic between the layers on the back. There is cardboard in the middle of the cover and the back. I used my favorite folder for this project which was the Houndstooth. All of the paper used on this project came from DCWV Photo Pictures 2. I tied the album together with twine loosely to keep it within my theme












Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Gypsy Premiering On HSN

I can't tell you how excited I am about the new Gypsy by Provo Craft. It is having it's debut on HSN September 24th. I can hardly wait. Plus their is suppose to be other surprises in store for us. Make sure to mark your calendar. While your at it check out the new blogspot for the Cricut it is http://cuttingabove.blogspot.com/. They have wonderful ideas for us. See ya'll there!

Sticky Stuff Stacker



Hey guys I just finished decorating my sticky stuff stacker. I'm so excited I ordered all 35 of the the stickles colors today so I had to decorate my stacker for them. The stacker holds all types of sticky stuff. I colored the images with my Bic Markers using the Copic blending technique. It holds 36 bottles so I can put all my favorites in it. I love the holder because the bottles are upside down so the nozzles don't get plugged anymore. I know you're going to want them so I'll let you into my secret of where I found them. Here's the website http://bettybrett.blogspot.com/ The picture below shows how it comes, you just have fun decorating it like I did mine. The images are out of a tole painting book I have from Annie Lang. The paper is from DCWV Nana's Kids. I mod podged over the top so the paper won't get worn off.




Sunday, September 13, 2009

Cricut has made their 100th cartridge

Crictut has made their 100th cartridge and what a celebration!!! You can see what it is here:
http://www.cricut.com/shopping/ProductDetails.aspx?id=361&s=1&sc=2 . Also head on over to the cricut board and make a comment to win the new cartridge. Come and join the fun!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Cuttlebug Challenge #48



Cuttlebug Challenge is having a month long celebration for their 1 year anniversay. This weeks challenge was a gift bag and card. For my gift bag I used a clipart from Daisie Company. I burnt around the edges to make it look old. (Little hint here. Don't do it in your kitchen even though there is water so if it get out of hand. It does set off the fire alarm. OOPS LOL ) Then I made the tag with my favorite folder for this project the Houndstooth. Tied it on with my twine to keep it in the same theme.









My card I used Dustin Pike Digi-art Colored it with Bic pens and Gel pens.

The inside of the card I used Clip art from Daisie Company and used the houndstooth folder again to distress the scroll.

A card for Kobe


This card is made for Kobe. He is having a bone marrow transplant. I used Dustin Pike's Digi. Colored the image with Bic pens and Gel pens. I used DCVW paper and 2 colored brads. The stitching I did with a pen.. The words I used my Dymo tag maker.

A card for Paige


I made this card for a very special gal. She was injured in a serve kayak accident along with her mom and uncle. She has lost her left hand and part of her arm. They are trying to save the rest of the arm now. If you would like to read about it here is the link:
I made the card from a digi of Dustin Pikes. I used Bic pens and gel pens to color the image and then added flower embellishments. I also for the first time used my Xyron to make the image into a sticker. Man was that easier than trying to glue.....

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Pergamano Parchment Craft


I came across the most beautiful cards. I had to know how they were made. After investigation I found out the technique is called Pergamano. It is a parchment craft. The parchment used is a special kind that is made especially for Pergamano. I found a couple of web sites that sold it. But the cheapest I found was on ebay. Here is the ebay store I bought from:http://stores.shop.ebay.com/NEEDLEWORK-MART__W0QQ_armrsZ1. They are incredible nice and very quick on sending the item. I contacted them and they combined the shipping which was incredibly reasonable. Here are my first two try's.. It is easier than it looks. The patterns came from the starter kit I bought which included the white pen, A5 papers, the two prong pin, purple coloring stick, embossing tool, and mat.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Be Inspired #47 Invitation





My theme for the party is Pirates. I used Dustin Pikes digi art. I colored the dragon, barrel and background with Bic markers and gel pens. I used twine to make the ropes and the houndstooth embossing folder to make the parchment scroll look real.