Friday, January 30, 2009

Luv Bug Weekend Mini Book

How exciting!! Today is the start of the Luv bug weekend over at Cuttlebug Challenge!
This little book was so fun to make...come on over to Cuttlebug Challenge to see the instructions on how I created it. While you are there you will find all kinds of fun projects to inspire you.
The Cuttlebug Challenge blog is always being updated with fun tutorials, videos and Guest designers to inspire you!
Let us help you get started on your Valentines for your Luv Bugs in your life!!
Till next time...have fun and Happy Craftin'!

Sweets for my Sweet BLOG HOP!

Thanks for stopping by this morning from the Cuttlebug website for the Luv bug weekend.

I have a cute little candy wrapper for you today. So quick and fun to dress up your sweeties favorite candy.

The supplies you will need:
Your candy
a sheet of cardstock
a sheet of pattered paper
Some embellishments of your choice

First you will need to determine the size of paper you will need to cover your candy. Measure your candy and cut accordingly.

Next I cut my pattered paper to fit inside the cardstock.

I embellished by cutting hearts out and embossing them with the Cuttlebug Floral fantasy folder. Then inking them with green ink.
I also stamped You're so sweet on cardstock, inked the edges and added some heart brads. Then attached to my wrapper...followed by my embossed hearts.
That is are finished. A quick cute candy for your sweetie!
So now your word for this blog is........................................
Next you will need to visit Meda on her blog for your next word.....Good luck!
Till the next time you stop by....Happy Craftin'!!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Weave it!!

Hello, well I wanted to make a card using Lori's technique of weaving paper. You can see her card here This was really fun...brings back those memories of elementary school art.

Here is my card. I used some paper flower I embossed with my Cuttlebug and inked.
I weaved some pink, striped and flower paper together. I cut out the butterfly shape on my Cuttlebug and then placed my woven paper behind. I drew stitch lines around the butterfly and embellished with pink rhinestones. I also placed a large pink rhinestone in the center of my flower. I placed some lace and a paper strip on the side of the card. I also used some of my woven paper behind my stamped pink paper.

Here is the inside of the card.
Check out here tutorial and give it a try. Have fun with this...I bet you could make a large one and use it on a scrapbook layout....OOOO the ideas. If only I had more time in the day to just create.
Till next time...Happy Craftin'!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Cuttlebug be Inspired # 16

The challenge this Wednesday is to create a distressed fun! This technique is so in right now too.
For my card I decided to use the Cuttlebug embossing folder Birds and swirls. I cut the Tag using the Cuttlebug tag along die. Some printed paper a few flowers from Paper Studio, a black brad embellished with Stickles. I stamped and embossed the bird using a stamp set from Autumn Leaves. The ribbon is from my stash.
Have fun with this technique, the possibilities are really only limited by your imagination....go for it!!
I hope you jump on over to Cuttlebug Challenge to see all the different creations for this challenge.
Also get ready for the Luv bug weekend starting on FRIDAY! This will take place on the Cuttlebug Challenge blog.
There will be several challenges on this weekend. Plus Cuttlebug Challenges will be hosting a blog hop for a special prize!
If you haven't stopped by Cuttlebug Challenge this is the perfect time. You will have so much inspiration by the time the weekend is over you will be ready to craft like crazy.
Thanks for stopping by...till next time, Happy Craftin'!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Share some cards...

Good Morning to ya!! Hope you are having a fantastic weekend. I wanted to share a few cards I have created recently.This card I created with the Stampin Up natural beauty set, I embossed behind the bird with my Cuttlebug leafy branch embossing folder added some string and a few square brads.
This card I used my Spellbinders Nestabilities on my Cutllebug and embossed one with the leafy branch Cuttlebug embossing folder. I added a few eyelets to string my ribbon through and then stitched the edges. The stamp is from the natural beauty set again.On this card I embossed the background on my Cuttlebug using the Stylized flowers embossing folder, I stamped the bird using a stamp from Autumn Leaves, added a little ribbon bow and a little bling. I also inked the embossed image to help it show up a little more.

As you can see I have been playing with my Cuttlebug machine a lot....It is just so much fun.

So what have you been up to?? Hope you have had some time to do something you love!!

Till next time...Happy Craftin'!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Wow..for me??

So Lori gave me an award on her blog Go check it out she is very talented....and a sweetie! I am so honored to be awarded this pretty award.
So when you receive this award you must list your 7 most favorite things and then give this award to 7 other bloggers.

My 7 Favorite Things
1) Hugs from my family
2) White mocha latte from Starbucks YUM!
3) Giraffes and butterflies
4) Scrapbooking
5) Making cards and altered projects
6) Books
7) New Clothes

And the AWARD goes to...

1)Shannon I am new to her blog but it is wonderful.
2)carol What a great gal and love her blog.
3)Deb New to her blog. Such inspiration there.
4)Deanne Such a wonderful blog
5)Tracy Another great blog with wonderful ideas.
6)Ann Such a cute blog with great designs
7)Ching She creates some awesome projects.

There are so many talented crafters out there! Thank you again Lori for choosing me as one of your winners.

Till next time Happy Craftin'!

Friday, January 23, 2009

A winner revealed!

Well, the time has come to select a winner for my first RAK. Thank you to everyone who posted a comment and took the time to help me reach my goal of 500 visits. I am so happy to have you visit my little blog and leave me some blog love. So what am I waiting for the WINNER IS:

Random Integer Generator
Here are your random numbers:9
Timestamp: 2009-01-24 03:09:53 UTC

Please send me an e-mail with you addy and I will send out your prize.

I hope you all will continue to check out my upcoming projects not only here on my blog but on the Cuttlebug Challenge blog as well.

Till next time...Happy Craftin'

Cuttlebug Challenge Fab Fridays #1

Good morning!! Hope you are enjoying your day and can come join me at the Cuttlebug Challenge blog for an informative video. This is the first video I have done. It will show you how you can cut and emboss the Spellbinders Nestabilities and emboss your brass stencils using your cuttlebug. I am very excited to be bringing this video to you. The cuttlebug is an amazing tool..I love it! So come on over to Cuttlebug Challenge and show us what you create, and let us know what you think of the video and any future videos you might want us to feature on Cuttlebug Challenge for you.

P.s. I am at 500 views on this blog YEAH! So I will be drawing a name check back. Thanks and I hope to see you back soon and look forward to seeing you at the Cuttlebug Challenge blog.

Till next time...Happy craftin'

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Cuttlebug be Inspired # 15

I am bringing you the latest challenge over at cuttlebug challenges! This week we are creating a card from a sketch from page maps. Check out to see the sketch and participate in this weeks challenge.

Here is my take on the sketch:

I used a stamp from Inkadinkadoo, some printed paper from Basic Grey (two scoops...yummy!!), I cut the scalloped circles with my Nestabilities on my Cuttlebug (you just gotta love that little bug!), ribbon is Paper studio, ink by Close to my heart and Archival ink and bling from Paper studio. Hope you enjoy my take on the sketch and can come over to Cuttlebug Challenges to share your card! See ya there!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

My 1st RAK EVER!!

Hello all you crafters out there!! O.k. so in honor of almost reaching 500 visitors to my blog I am giving away a RAK.
Wanna know what I am giving away?? Well, I am looking ahead to spring and so that for me makes me think of flowers. So the RAK is a sheet of journaling boxes with flower embellishments. 4 sheets of die cuts...I know you probably cannot tell really what they look like, but the blue, yellow and purple sheets have different shaped and sized flowers and the green sheet has leaves of different sizes and shapes. Also included are 6 sheets of stickers. Wanna know how to win?? Well, what you need to do is leave me a comment and put a link to my blog to let your friends know to visit me too. I will be taking comments till I reach 500 visitors. Then I will randomly pick a check back to see if you are a winner!

Good luck! and Happy Craftin'!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Back to crafting!!!

Hello...I am back!! I have been crafting again and loving it! This first card is a birthday card I created for my father in law. His birthday is Monday. I used the inkadinkadoo stamps and K & Co. papers.This valentine card I entered in the Basic Gray Valentine card contest. If I win they are giving away the new bittersweet papers. I sure would love that!! Well, about creating this card. I used the urban prairie papers some ribbon from my stash and a paper doilie from Wilton (the kind you might put a cupcake on) The "love you" stamp is from Close to my heart.

I have a few more things done, but they are for the Cuttlebug Challenge site so I can't show you now. You will have to check back for those. I will be posting a tutorial soon so stay tuned for that. My first one, wish me luck!

Also wanted to share these new Prima papers! It's called Life In Color... Wow they are awesome!! I have got to keep my eyes out for these......enjoy.And these great pebbles!

I am sure all the great companies will be bringing out all kinds of new goodies for us soon.Till next time, Happy craftin'!!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Down with the FUNK!!

Good Morning!

Well, the funky funk finally hit me. I am not sure if it was something I ate or the flu but whatever it wasn't good. I think that is the worse. Being sick at your stomach. So I have been on the mend and am finally feeling much better today. Of course now I have lot's of catching up to do. Life doesn't go on pause just because you do..hehehee. *smiles* I am happy to be back though and my loving hubby has helped out so much! He is definitely a keeper for sure! Till next time...Happy craftin'!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Cuttlebug be Inspired # 14

Good morning...I am pleased to share my first cuttlebug challenge with you. This challenge is such a treat. You get to use your favorite cuttlebug folder. Wow!! Imagine the possibilities. To view this challenge go to The hard thing for me was picking my favorite! There are so many cute folders and so many I consider favorites that I don't even own yet. Once you start playing with these you are hooked.

Here is the card I made:
I used cardstock from Die cuts with a view, ribbon from Paper studio, I used the Perfectly paisley embossing folder to emboss the background. I also used the flowers die from cuttlebug to create the flowers on the ribbon, ink from Close to my heart and a butterfly sticker from K& company. Join me on cuttlebug challenges to see all the creations from this challenge and create one of your own! See ya there!

Love notes

I started on some Valentines. I am loving the Basic Grey paper.This card I created using the Urban prairie & Two scoops paper (Basic grey), Ribbon (EK success), Chipboard die cut (Basic grey), pearl accents (Paper studio). I stamped "You are loved" and added black brads that I embellished with some stickles glitter.
On this card I used my cuttlebug folder floral fantasy (one of my favorites), Stamp set & ink from Close to my heart, ribbon from EK Success, Heart brad from Paper studio and printed paper from Basic grey.

You just gotta love Valentines Day! I am making several different cards this year. Some are for a card swap I am in and of course some are for my valentine. It is only a month away already....can you believe how fast the time is flying.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

A little whimsy!!

So, my sister e-mailed me today and made me laugh. She sent me a few pics of me as a kid and of course it was me being....well, a kid seeking attention I am sure. I was alway's wanting to put on a show and be the main attraction...who doesn't right?! *smiles* So I thought I would post the pics she sent me...for a little fun.

Who could resist this face?? LOL!! Gotta love your sis for making you laugh!! Keep smiling! Gotta get back to craftin'.

Monday, January 12, 2009

My little calendar

Here it is a finished project!! FINALLY!!
A little altered calendar for me to hold all my important dates and stuff. I just love this Basic grey ambrosia paper!! Especially since it has butterflies!! I just love of course when I saw this paper I had to have it!! And I just love this quote "be yourself everyone else is taken" so true!! Hope the New year is treating you right!! Till next time happy craftin'!!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Late nights......and still nothing is done??

So I have been really trying to get in my craft space and get some things done but every night seems it is the same story. Kids won't go to sleep till' late..then I wake up on the couch with a kink and drag off to bed. I did finally manage to get a project done but, haven't gotten around to getting some pictures yet. I will post again when I do. Till then wish me luck,,,maybe tonight will be the night I can get some stuff done (fingers crossed).

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

I am on a DESIGN TEAM!!

All Right!! I am so excited. I just found out I was picked to be part of the Cuttlebug Challenge Design Team. Check out their blog I am so excited to get started. They are a great resource for ideas on new ways to use your dies and create neat projects of all kinds. Watch for me in upcoming blog posts. This is going to be so much FUN!!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Inchies anyone??

So I signed up for an alphabet inchie swap and this is what I came up with.
There was no limits to what you could do, it just had to be all the same I went crazy. These are so much fun. If you are kinda worried about working with such a small space let me tell is great! The small space actually is quite simple to embellish and seems to come together so quick....since you are limited by the space there is really only so much you can do.

I also created a holder for my stickles. I saw this idea on a few other sites and decided to try it for myself....of course I couldn't help but to embellish. I know you can't really see it once all the stickles are on there but it seems to make it a little more stylish. :-)

Well that is what I worked on tonight...Hope everyone is enjoying their New Year so far.