Monday, April 27, 2009

Puppy Dog Tails...BBTB Challenge & BUG BLOG HOP

Some very fun and exciting news going on over at the Bitten By The Bug site...we are having our first BUG BLOG HOP in which some of the design team members are giving away some yummy Blog Candy, like myself this week. This is our 1st hop and there will be more to come!

So 1st I will show you what I did for challenge, which was to use ANY cut from the Doodlecharms cartridge BUT using the border feature. You should go over to the BBTB site and see all the wonderful things that the other DT members did.

I decided to use the cute puppy face and make a card for my nephew for his Baptism that was held this past Sunday.

I kind of made it into a shaped card with the 1st puppy face and welded the words to it.

I used the Cuttin' Up cartridge for the words:

Isn't he a cutie (although not anywhere near as cute as my nephew):

I just love these frogs I cut out from some PP from Cloud9:

With the envie:

And I just had to add a good amount of that so cute PP for the flap of the envie:

BUT here's the real cutie! At 10 weeks old and only getting cuter!

Now for the really cool thing...the BUG BLOG is the candy that I'm giving away:

-Self-adhering stamps by Inque Boutique see d's, it's a set of 7 stamps and comes with a stamping mat
-Colorbox's Chianti (Red) Pigment Ink
-Stampendous Embossing Powder - Clear Transparent
-Best Occasions Vellum Quote Romance Pack
-Sweet Treat Ribbon

I'll be using to pick the winner...all you have to do is leave me a comment on this post and help me out with a problem I can't figure out...I use Herma Dotto's Dispenser using their removable adhesive which I love how easy it is to apply BUT my problem is it's such a pain to clean the edges of the cut image from having little "frays" of the adhesive. So my question to you is what adhesive or more importantly what method do you use to adhere letters/images from one card stock to another card stock without having all the little "frays" show up around the edges?

Once you've done that, I will enter you in the drawing and then you continue on with the hop by going over to Penny Shuberg's blog and see her so very cute project done for the BBTB challenge and also see what she has for Blog Candy to give away!

Please leave your comment to this post by midnight EST Saturday, May 2nd and I'll will announce the winner on Sunday. Thanks!

OH, and if you have the same adhesive problem I have just leave me a comment that you came and visited my site so I can enter you in the drawing. :)

-CS: Bazzill Basics "Iced Cocoa", "Cinnamon Stick", "Safari" & "Mocha Divine" and
The Paper Company "Pastel Pink Texture" & "Navy Blue"
-PP: Cloud9 Design "Sparkle Baby Boy Frogs"
-Fluid Chalk Inks: Colorbox "Rose Coral", "Creamy Brown" and "Chestnut Roan"
-Cricut Carts: Doodlecharms cut at 3" using the border feature and Cuttin' Up cut at 1" using the shadow and cartoon features (welded in CDS).


Thursday, April 16, 2009

The Squeaky Baker makes another delicious b-day!

He's done it again, he's made another mound of very yummy desserts with a cupcake on top for someone to have a delicious birthday!

I love this stamp, it's too fun to color in with prismacolor pencils and gamsol. I also love working with Deja Views Paper & Punch-out Tablets.

Here's a birthday card I made for my cousin, Rebecca, who just turned 17.

Isn't he too good!

Jazzing up the envie:

Love the punch-outs!

Dessert Mix:
-CS" The Paper Company "Plum Tree" & "Burgundy" and Bazzill Basics "Snapdragon"
-PPs: Deja Views Paper & Punch-out Fresh Print Plum
-Stamps: Whipper Snapper "Squeaky Baker" and Rubber Soul "Delicious Birthday"
-Prismacolor Pencils: PC943 Burnt Ochre, PC941 Light Umber, PC946 Dark Brown, PC929 Pink, PC924 Crimson Red, PC937 Tuscan Red, PC1034 Golden Rod, PC1003 Spanish Orange, PC1005 Limepeel, PC911 Olive Green and PC949 Metallic Silver
-Fluid Chalk Ink: Colorbox "Merlot"
-Punch: Fiskars Treading Water Edge Punch (on the flap of the envie, not pictured)
-Misc: Adhesive, Mini Pot Dots, Gamsol, Lime Ric Rac


Saturday, April 11, 2009

Easter special at The Cutting Cafe!!

Happy Easter everyone!!! I hope everyone has a very special Easter with your friends and families!

I just wanted to let you know about a great Easter special going on over at The Cutting Café.

Go on over and see all the great things you can make with Regina's awesome designs and at an amazing prices!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Finished Easter Card Set & Gift Box

Well I finally finished the 4th card and gift box for the set 4 Easter cards with Gift box that I put on my Etsy store.

I used my favorite gift box to make using Regina's Box for Quarter Fold Cards from The Cutting Café.

Here's the 4th card:

I had already used this theme on a pillow box that you can see here.

Just love this kitty that can be a bit devilish:

And of course a matching envelop:

And here's the gift box that would be perfect for some very yummy Easter candy and/or chocolates...and then give to someone as a gift.

The 3 other cards are here (they are the 1st 3, the 4th one I made for my Grandmother).

If you would like to purchase this set, click here.

Easter Candy:
-CS: DCWV Green #1 and White Texture, Bazzill Basics Ruby Slipper
-PPs: BoBunny Ella Dot
-Fonts: LDJ Jester at 24 pts and DB Critter Doodles @ 175 pts character "C" for the kitty
-Prismacolor Pencils: PC939 Peach, PC928 Blush Pink, PC1051 Warm Grey 20% and PC1052 Warm Grey 30%
-Misc: Adhesive, ric rac, blossoms from stash, q-tip, chipboard, mini pop dots

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.