Monday, January 19, 2009

I'm a little sad today, but I'll cheer up with a Heart BBTB Challenge

It's Monday and back to work (that in itself will make you sad! LOL) and it's after a weekend that went way too fast (as always!).

Since New Years, little by little I've been taking down the Christmas decorations and putting them in one of our spare bedrooms...but finally yesterday we did the deed and took down the the little house village in our master bedroom:

This is a very large shelf that leads up to our attic, see that tiny door, that's how we get into the attic. This little village is so pretty and gives off the prettiest glow at night when we go to bed. We have it set up on a timmer to go off at midnight, as I'm sure most of you crafters are up with me at that time or later. ;p

Well of course that had to come down in order to be able to get to the attic to put everything away even though it's something that would be pretty to keep up for the winter, like some of the snowmen that I keep out.

And to make it worse we took down the tree and the large village houses under it. :(
Now it's so bare!! We put our tree in the corner of our livingroom where there is a closet to the water heater and the side door. If it wasn't for those doors we would put a peice of furniture there so it wouldn't look so pathetically bare. I know, after a 2-3 weeks it will look back to normal...

So to get some cheer back I thought I would share my Bitten By the Bug challenge! Usually I don't get to post this until Monday or Tuesday night, but I thought I would sneak some time out of work and cheer myself up. Especially since a collegue of mine just stopped by and told me how excited she was when she was watching TV yesterday and saw the Cricut infomercial with my card. Oops, I forgot to tell a few friends here about it! Been extrememly insanely busy here at work that I haven't had much time for socializing...

So anyway, this week's challenge was to use one of the hearts from the Wedding Solutions cart. Which I don't have yet, and eventually should get since I'm hoping in the somewhat near future I will be able to start planning my wedding and this cart would be great for my scrapbook. So first I would like to thank the very talented Regina for sending me a PDF version of the cut so I could import it into Inkscape and then import that into Sure Cuts A Lot (SCAL) and cut it out on my Cricut (this one was a bit too intricate to cut out by hand). Thanks Regina!!!

So here's my project:

I also used Regina's Heart Bag cutting file (minus the heart cut out):

If you want to see a version I did with the heart window in the bag, click here. And if you would like to purchase this cutting file, go on over the The Cutting Café where you can purchase this and many other very cute bags, boxes, shaped cards and printable stamps designed by Regina. There's also a gallery of all the things you can do with these files showcased by the very talented and creative design team members.

I decided I wanted a few layers for this card so I used the words Love from the Stamped and Beyond Birthdays carts:

The letter U is from the Alphalicious cart using the Shortstack and Shadow features:

A little machine stitching:

And with the envie, using the Heart border punch from Fiskars:

Love Potion:
-CS: Bazzill Basics "Carob", "Malted Milk", "Quick Sand" and "Ruby Slipper"
-PPs: DCWV Love & Wedding Stack
-Fluid Chalk Inks: Colorbox "Creamy Brown", "Chestnut Roan", "Dune" and "Merlot"
-Pigment Ink: Colorbox "Frosted White" (dabbed onto the red CS for the love words)
-Stickles: Diamond
-Template: Heart Bag from Regina's The Cutting Cafe
-Cricut carts:
Wedding Solutions for the Heart cut at 2 1/2" for the card and 2" for the bag.
Stamped for the word Love cut at 3" for the card and 2" for the bag both using the shadow feature.
Beyond Birthdays for the scripted word Love cut at 2" and 1 3/8" both for the card.
Alphalicious for the letter U cut at 2 1/2" for the card and 2" for the bag both using the shortstack and shadow features.
-Misc: Brown thread, sewing machine, ribbon, Fiskar's Heart border punch and black gelly roll pen


Enfys said...

What a wonderful set, I just love it, the brown looks so rich. I was too unwell to do this challenge, but I have had such fun seeing what the team came up with. Hope you are over your January blues now.
Enfys xx

Sharon Caudle said...

WOWSERS!!!! This is gorgeous Nikki!!! Beautiful stuff! Sorry you were feeling so blue, hope you're feeling more chipper now! hugs!

Monique said...

Wow !!! I love it Nikki !!!!! Everything is beautifull about it :)).

Hugs Monique

DeeDee said...

WOW!!! This is one GORGEOUS set Nikki!!! I love it!!! HUGS!!!!

tiggertastic said...

Fantastic card, i love the use of the letters and the heart is so pretty.

the photo of your little village looked lovely, by the sounds of it your house was covered with pretty christmas decorations

Sarah x

The Wuthrich Family said...

This turned out so how you placed "love" over love!

Regina Easter said...

love did a wonderful job on this set

Bella and Aidee Mom said...

Very cute Nikki..Cheers! Krista

My to do list...

*Become a Project Corner & Spotlight winner on the Cricut™ Chirp Newsletter (or at least a highlighted thread)
*Ongoing Memorial Journal for Morgan
*Scrapbook for my favorite moments at DisneyLand and DisneyWorld (my other obsession, big, big, big Mickey fan!)
*Scrapbook for my trip to Europe
*Scrapbook for the last two years of the kids for my DF's mom and one for his Dad.