Thursday, August 27, 2009

A New Look....

No, I'm not talking about my blog!! lol
Over the past couple days I've been working hard on a "new look" for my photos!! I'm NOT a photographer, so taking photos of my projects have not been easy!! The lighting has never been right, the backgrounds have been horrible...I just flat out don't have the slightest clue on what to do!! But after doing some research and the help of my scrappy friends I'm hoping that will all change!! I've been busy trying out new things with my camera throughout the house!! Where is the best lighting at certain times of day, what is the best color background, and most of all...a little "staging"!! I played around with this particular card for quite awhile, but in the end was very happy with the results!! Hopefully my upcoming cards will also look nice!! lol

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Cuttlebug Challenge & Cosmo Cricket

This week's sponser over at Cuttlebug Challenge was Cosmo Cricket!! I absolutely LOVE Cosmo Cricket!! Have you seen their brand *spankin'* new lines?? If not, you should head on over to their website and take a look!!

So, the challenge this week is to create a back to school set, gift set for a teen, for their locker, or for your desk, or as a gift to someone. I created a pen/pencil holder with a matching pen...and of course a little note pad!! The notepad was created using blank index cards. Now is the time to go get some, with all the "Back to School" sales!! I picked up 2 packages for .98!! I used my bind-it-all to bind it all together and VOILA!!

Also...the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog will be turning 1 in September!! So in honor of it's birthday we are throwing a HUGE birthday bash!! I hope you will join will be LOADS of fun and stocked FULL of inspiration!!!

Friday, August 21, 2009

School is almost here!!

Countdown: 6 days!!
I'm beyond excited to get back into my normal schedule!!
So, in honor of my son going back to school...I decided to make a "teacher" card!!
I'm sure I'll be handing this "thank you" card out very soon!! Hopefully this year we won't have so many meetings with the teacher after school!! ;)

I used Kazan's #33 Sketch over at 2 Sketches 4 You for this card!!

Paper: Bazzill Basics Paper, Cosmo Cricket, Making Memories
Stickers: American Crafts
Button: Creative Cafe
Twine: Darice
Punch: Fiskars
Other: Pencil

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Hoo's the little Cutie??

Happy Wednesday!!
Have you been over to
Cuttlebug Challenge today?? The challenge this week is extremely fun!! Create a scene card!! So here's what I came up with! I used one of the newer lines from Crate Paper and the fabulous pens from Sakura of America!! Have you tried these amazing pens? They are a "must have"!! I also used the White Wash collection from Coredinations...another "must have"!

thanks for looking!! :)

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Butterfly Flurries...

What an interesting weekend!! glad it's over and we are all back to normal!! I hope each and every one of you are having a wonderful day!!

I had just a couple minutes to myself earlier today...doesn't happen much with the kids out of school so I thought I would take this opportunity to get my card done for the challenge at ICSketches!! My fabulous and dear friend Tricia made up the sketch for this week, so of course I couldn't pass it up!!

So, here's my can't really see the embossing all that well. :( The wind was NOT cooperating with my and made it really hard to get a good shot!! But I used the wonderful Swiss Dots embossing folder for the Cuttlebug! And I've been having so much fun with these little "bugs"...made by The Paper Company!! They are on springs which gives them that extra dimension!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Cuttlebug Challenge Be Inspired #43

Hi everyone!!
Happy Wednesday!! I hope you all are having a wonderful week!!
Not sure if you have been over to the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog this morning...there is a new challenge posted!! If you leave a comment on the post you will get a chance to download an image so you can play along with us!! These stamps were really fun to play with...I've never done a digi stamp before!!

Here's the tag I created...I love to hide little "things" for my husband to find just to say a little words of encouragement and let him know that I'm thinking about him!! Hopefully I will be able to sneak it in his truck early tomorrow morning!!
I used the fabulous Coredinations cardstock and also used my Scor-it to create the lines above the Swiss dot embossing folder!

Make sure you check back on Saturday over at the Cuttlebug Challenge blog...I will be showcasing some of my summer album with you!! The kids and I have had a lot of fun already and we want to share with you some of the fun things we have been doing!! Hope to see you there!!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Let's Do Lunch!!

Okay, I must say...Cosmo Cricket had been "rockin" all these fabulous lines they are releasing!! I just LOVE this one...especially that adorable little toaster!! Reminds me of watching that super cute movie "The Brave Little Toaster"!!
Anyways, I made this card using the sketch over at 2 Sketches 4 You!! Not sure if you can see it that well in the photo, but I embossed my brown cardstock with one of the new embossing folders that was just released....
Herringbone. Not sure if you've seen all the fabulous folders that are being released...but they are FABULOUS!!!

And then here is the card I made for the challenge on the Paper Popsicles Blog!! The challenge was to make a card inside and out with a sentiment! With all the holidays that are, I figured I better get a head start!!


Oh...I just found this out and wanted to share it with you all!!! Paper Popsicles is giving away a FREE digital stamp every Friday!! It's only available FREE (yes, FREE) on Fridays!! Isn't that super exciting!!

Okay, just a quick note...I'm thinking about doing a some YouTube videos/tutorials of my own but wanted to get some feedback from you all!! What are you interested in seeing?? The making of an entire card, a technique?? What's your thoughts?? Good or bad...I'd love to hear!!


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