Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Recipe Card Challenge

It's tuesday which means it's time for a new recipe card. This week's recipe was to use a transparent item, ribbon and stampin' dimensionals (or pop dots). I made another Christmas card for my stash. I used my cuttlebug to emboss the blue shimmery patterned papers, the 3 snowflakes on the card are ghost shapes from Heidi Swap, the scalloped "Merry Christmas" is pop dotted to give the card a little dimension. I love the shabby chicness of this card. Thanks for looking.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Cuttlebug Challenges

The cuttlebug challenges blog is up and going. The first challenge will be posted on Wednesday with the samples that the design team made. Check out the new blog and join along, I hope to have some exciting things going on over there. Here's the blog http://www.cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Recipe Challenge Card

Time for another recipe challenge card. I decided to make a christmas card to add to my stash for this christmas. This week's recipe was to use ribbon, paper tearing and sewing.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Happy Fall!

I thought I'd share a layout, YES I said LAYOUT! LOL that I did this weekend, it's a fall one of my little great nephew. The pics are from last year and wow how he has changed.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Weekly Cuttlebug Design Team Call

I'm searching for some fellow Cuttlebug addicts to be a part of my weekly Cuttlebug challenge design team. This is something new I am trying out so the initial design team would only have to commit to one month with the option of being a part of it for longer.

Here's how it will work, I will give you the challenge a week prior and you will have until Monday to submit your card/project to me. The challenge and your card/project will be posted on Wednesdays.

The challenges will be fairly simple, I will not be doing sketches (at least not regularly, maybe one challenge will be to use a sketch :) ) you are allowed to use the cuttlebug challenge along with another weekly challenge somewhere else if you wish. This challenge is purely for fun there won't be any prizes etc. given out, just some awesome inspiration.

Right now I am looking for 3 design team members. If you are interested in being a part of the design team just leave me a comment with a link to some of your cuttlebug work. I will be running this until midnight CST Tuesday Sept. 23 .

Thanks for participating and I can't wait to see everyone's work.

Tuesday Recipe Card

Wow these recipe challenges really seem to sneak up on me lately lol. I squeeked this one in this week (Im still trying to get the scraproom organized). This week's recipe was to use brads, scallops and monochromatic colors. I knew right away I wanted to use my new stamp I picked up last week for this one. It's a Hero Arts owl stamp, this owl is big! What sold me on it was I saw someone make a mini album from it and you know me and mini albums...love 'em! So I just had to get this stamp and maybe soon I'll have a mini album of it to share :) I also used a piece of cardboard for the tag on this, I am really loving the cardboard, it adds a little extra texture, I love the grungey look of it and best of all its free! Ok, on to the card :)

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Tuesday Recipe Card

Here's my card for this weeks Recipe challenge at http://www.sketchesbytamara.blogspot.com/ For some reason it took me forever to do this one. Im not the greatest at coloring stamps so I had quite a few trials of the stamped image before I got one I liked :) Our recipe challenge this week was to use lace, buttons and flowers. The paper and lace is from Making Memories, the birdhouse stamp and pointsettas are from Hero Arts. I love this stamp. Be sure to head on over to Tamara's sketches to check out what the other gals on the design team did with this challenge.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Im a Winner!!!!!

Yay! I won a stamp set over at the Hero Arts blog! Whenever I try to win some blog candy I always think to myself, why do I bother with this I never win these things. Well now I can actually say that Ive won, all I did was comment on the blog post. So here's the stamp set that I'll be getting

I haven't been scrapping these past few days because Im busy moving! That's right, my new scrap space is done! I did some trim painting this weekend and got everything moved down there (with the help of my wonderful dh of course). Now I need to figure out where everything is going to go and get it all put away. I learned one thing, I have a lot of stuff, I should consider doing some purging while I put things away. Hopefully I'll get some pics once I get everything put away. My niece is coming over this week to help and do some scrapping. Im excited that I have space now to have friends over.
Check back tomorrow for my recipe challenge card I made for Tamara's sketches.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Blog Candy Alert

I found out about this blog candy from one of the blogs I frequent. Check out her website and sign up for a chance to win the blog candy she has to offer. Just a hint of what she has, Stampin Up, which is my new addiction and some Bella stamp images, which I love even though I don't own any Bella stamps myself. Anyway, check out her blog http://javablustamper.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Blogging Friends Forever Award

I got an award from one of the gals whose blog I frequent and now I have to pass it on to 4 of my blogging friends. Im not quite sure which bloggers follow my blog since I don't get a lot of comments but I think I can come up with 4 :)

The rules for the "Blogging Friends Forever" award are:* Only five people allowed* Four have to be dedicated followers of your blog* One has to be someone new or recently new to your blog or lives in another part of the world.* You must link back to whoever gave you the award.* The winner can put the logo on his/her blog

Sorry, I don't know how to do the link just within the name.

Tuesday Recipe Challenge

As I mentioned last week, I am on the design team for Tamara's weekly recipe challenges. One of the design team members picks three things that we have to use on a card or layout and the design team members has to make a sample for it.

This week's recipe challenge was to use 3 or more patterened papers, chipboard and circles. I found that it's a little more challenging or maybe it's just the change to do these samples than the sketches.

Here's my sample card I made. The scallop circle is chipboard and so is the circle tag and the green paper that looks like cardstock is actually patterned paper. The first time I used this stamp I thought, hmmm now I think I could get by with using that on a christmas card. I think it works ok. It's such a cute stamp so I couldn't resist :)

Be sure to check out the other cards and layouts made with this recipe at http://sketchesbytamara.blogspot.com/ and if you decide to play along just post a link to your layout or card into the comments section of Tamara's post.