Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Birthday for my brother...AND THE WINNER OF THE BBTB BLOG HOP...

Hi, I'm sooooo sorry that I haven't announced the winner of the Bitten By the Bug Blog Hop with one of Regina's printable stamps from The Cutting Café.

But 1st, of course I have to show you the card I made for my brother for his b-day. As you all know it can be very difficult to make a card for a guy as we all like to embellish our cards with pretty stuff. I think I may have done an OK job in keeping it guy like:

-CS: Bazzill "unknown color name" and Bazzill Basics "Mocha Devine"
-PPs: 7 Gypsies "Savannah Collections - Telfair"
-Stamp: Inkadinkadoo "Happy Birthday Flourish"
-Fuild Chalk Inks: Colorbox "Amber Clay" and Chestnut Roan"
-Blossoms: Prima Fleur "Nursery Tales Collection - Vintage Style"
-Cuttlebug: D'vine Swirls
-Cricut Cartridge: Storybook cut @ 1 1/2" using the Shorty feature
-Misc: Black Pigment Ink, Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Adhesive

OK, so now onto the winner!

JILL is the winner!!!. You have just won the Big Holiday Words printable stamp set. Please leave me a comment to this post with your email address so I can send you the files or send me an email at with your email address.

Please respond by Sunday, June 7th or I will have to pick another winner.

Using here are the results:

Monday, May 18, 2009

4th of July LO...another BBTB Blog Hop

Hey there! I've gotten a bit of a jump on the summer holidays and getting some LOs done for my future in-laws. I used this week's Bitten By the Bug challenge which was to use the Frame from the Storybook cartridge (page 56 of the manual). Also, as part of the challenge, Regina has so generously sponsored the Blog Hop we are having this week. For my challenge I used the 4th of July from her Holiday Big Words printable stamp set from The Cutting Café. And this set is what you could win for the BBTB Blog Hop!! Lots of stuff you can do with this set!

For those that have never done a Blog Hop, it's a piece of cake! All you have to do is leave me a comment on this post and I'll enter you in the contest to win the Holiday Big Words printable stamp set. And then you can go onto to the next blog, which you will see who, later on in this post, who is also giving away something from The Cutting Café. Have your posts into me by Saturday, May 23rd (midnight EST) and I will announce the winner on Sunday by using

So here is my creation:

Here's the frame from Storybook:

And this is one of the printable stamps from the Holiday Big Word set. I printed the larger print on colored card stock and adhered it on top:

And a spot for some journaling:

-CS: Bazzill Basics "Ruby Slipper" & "Mocha Devine", The Paper Company "Primary Blue" and DCWV Glitter Stack
-PPs: ProvoCraft "Juniper Stars on Fossil" and DCWV The Summer Stack (2008)
-Fluid Chalk Inks: Colorbox "Blue Iris", "Chestnut Roan", "Merlot" and "French Blue"
-Stamps: Stampers Anonymous Teresa Collins "Memories" and The Cutting Café "Holiday Big Words"
-Stickers: Jolee Boutique Photo Corners "Blue Daisies"
-Cricut Cartridge: Storybook for the decorative frame cut at 7"
-Misc: Adhesive, Dew Drops

OK, now leave me a comment, then go on to the OH so very talented lady, Enfys, and see her amazing creation and then enter in her Blog Hop contest and see another link to another blog. Hop away!!!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Life is Good for a Graduate...BBTB Challenge

Here's a LO I did for a BBTB challenge months ago but never got around to posting. The challenge was to use Life is Good from Graphically Speaking. I used Alphalicious for the other lettering which I welded together with CDS and added a shadow.

For the cap I used a tutorial that I came across and can't remember where so I can't give credit were it is due. Sorry! It uses George and Basic Shapes.

I though it was really cool how the school did the senior pictures. They did some with proper attire and then some with what teenagers will wear. We really liked how this picture came out and so did AJ, so it became the one for that pose. So I thought I would use this challenge and picture for another scrapbook page from my future in-laws:

I inked the edges of the cap with Frosted White pigment ink:

-CS: DCWV "White Texture" and MM "Smooth Cranberry"
-PP: SandyLion "Graduation Caps - Clear Foil"
-Cricut carts: Graphically Speaking for Life is Good cute at 3 1/2" and
Alphalicious for Senior Year 2009 cute at 1 1/2" welded with a shadow and
George for the Grad Cap; triangle @ 2 3/4" and a cylinder at 1 3/4"
-Misc: DMC Floss #902, Colorbox Frosted White Pigment Ink


Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Mother's Day Cards

Time just flies doesn't it! Mother's Day is this weekend and I'm finally finishing my cards for my mom and my Grandmother. One of them was using this past weeks Bitten By The Bug challenge which was to use the Vase and the word Mom from the Beyond Birthdays cartridge. You should see all the beautiful things the girls did with this challenge!

Here's mine, which I kind of made it into a shaped card:

I also used a printable stamp from The Cutting Café from Regina's All About Mom set. It's a really great set with a BUNCH of great stamps (you'll see a few more that I used on my Grandmother's card:

I cut out a butterfly and some of the flowers from the gorgeous SEI paper:

Here's the back where you can see I welded the Vase, Mom and a rectangle together using the CDS:

I really like this stamp, I'm not sure who it's by, I used at my LSS during a workshop. I stamped it a bunch of times on different papers to have a few on hand ;p:

And as always with the matching envelop. The leafy ribbon was left over from the workshop I took, it's really pretty but doesn't photograph well.

And here's the card I made my Grandmother, using 2 more printable stamps from the All About Mom set at The Cutting Café.

These are actually two separate printable stamps that I imported into Inkscape so I could print them together on the same paper:

I just love anything scrolly!:

Using Inkscape again I was able to delete everything except the blossoms so I could print those on a separate piece of paper without wasting to much of it:

And of course I always have to jazz up the inside:

Mother's Love:
-CS: Bazzill Basics "Guacamole", "Fussy", "Piglet"
-PPs: SEI Chocolat Cherie and Basic Grey Porcelain "Chintz" and "Chatsworth"
-Printable Stamps: All About Mom from The Cutting Café
-Cricut Cuts: Beyond Birthdays for the Vase cut at 5 3/4" with a shadow and the word Mom cut at 1 1/8" with a shadow all welded with a rectangle from George. And the scallop is from AE cut at 1 3/4" with a shadow

-CS: Bazzill Basics "Palo Verde" and "Tropical"
-PPs: K&Company "K-Ology Peabody" Scrap Pad to Go and MM "Noteworthy Audrey"
-Printable Stamps: All About Mom from The Cutting Café
-Rubber Stamps: Inkadinkado "Handmade with Love"
-Misc: Pigment Ink, Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Satin Ribbon

TFL and Happy Mother's Day to all you moms out there!!!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Changito Birthday and the BUG BLOG HOP Winner!!

I want to thank everyone who gave me their advice on what they use to adhere letters without having all those frays or wasting all that time trying to remove them. It seems I've completely missed the boat on this Zig 2-way glue pen. I've picked one up and my next project I'll be giving it a try. So I have used to pick out the winner of the blog candy I'm giving away for the Bitten By The Bug's 1st Bug Blog Hop. But I'll get to that in a minute.

First I wanted to share with you a quick card I made for my Dad's birthday...

I love the Changito stamps from Stampendous:

I used my Cuttlebug for this cool Birthday Combo Die/Embossing folder:

And of course the envie:

-CS: The Paper Company "Classic Red" & "Brushed Cotton Black and Bazzill Basics "Iced Cocoa"
-Stamps: Stampendous Changito B-Day
-Primacolor pencils: PC925 Crismson Red, PC946Dark Brown, PC941 Light Umber and PC1005 Lime Peel
-Ribbon: Offray
-Flowers: Prima Floral Embellishements
-Cuttlebug Folders: Happy Birthday, Exclusive Celebration Stamp and Birthday Wishes Combo
-Cricut: Beyond Birthdays for DAD cute at 1 3/4"
-Misc: Gamsol, mini glue dots, adhesive

AND now for what you have been waiting for...the Blog Candy winner is...Mary Jean!!!

Congrats Mary Jean, please leave me comment with your mailing address or send me an email me at Please do so by Sat, May 9th or I'll have to go with another winner.

Here is what computed:

Thanks for playing!!

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.