Thursday, April 30, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
Yes, I am excited to announce that the BBTB is now BLOG HOPPING....or shall I say we are now having our first BUG BLOG HOPPING...and I am starting it off................so here is my take on the new challenge this week...the challenge was to use the BORDER feature with any cut on the DOODLECHARMS cartridge....I must say that I love this challenge this week...the girls did an awesome awesome job....you can view all of their takes here..................I decided to use the present in a border and then make it into a present shaped border card....
Okay before I send you on to the next BUG BLOP HOP STOP.....I have some blog candy for ya...all you have to do is leave me a comment answering one simple question: How do you organize your ribbon? I own more ribbon then my local ribbon store and am in need of ideas.......PLUS have ya heard.........there is a new ribbon shop that has just opened called The Ribbon Shoppe....so I am sure I will be adding even more ribbon to my stash......check it out...Okay so leave me a comment telling me what you do, if you do anything and I will use random org. to choose one winner to be able to choose any 2 cutting cafe sets for free.........then............you need to bug blog hop on over to Mrs. DeeDee Campbells blog..........she gots some candy for ya and make sure you have some time to spend over at her blog....cause that girl has got some talent......have fun BUG HOPPING.....
if you get stuck in the blog hop, you can visit the bbtb site and at the very bottom is a list of everyone that is in on the hop....and everyone has some goodies they are giving away...so you want to make sure you visit everyone....I WILL ANNOUNCE MY WINNER SOME TIME THURSDAY OF THIS WEEK.
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Saturday, April 25, 2009
IT IS TOTALLY FAB...............to be joining in on my very first BLOG HOP.....and it is even more FABULOUS to be joining it with some TOTALLY FAB...ladies, first being the awesome Robyn Weatherspoon...Robyn is the owner of an awesome online community called OUTTA THIS FUNK....So I thought this card was only fitting for the occasion..
I guess you could say that I was in a colorful mood today...
This card introduces one of my new releases over at The Cutting Cafe..the word Totally Fab. is from a set called CHUNKY PRAISE PHRASES....there are 10 printable fun stamps in the set....and if you leave me a comment here on this post, you could win this set PLUS one other set from
The Cutting Cafe site.
supplies: printable stamps - the cutting cafe, copic markers, ribbon - craft supply, cardstock - bazzill, pattern paper - basic grey, rubons - basic grey, rhinestones - hero arts, butterfly - autumn leaves stamp.
okay there is only one more stop after mine...........so if I was your FIRST stop, here is a list of all of the others in the hop today............but make sure whatever you do, to make ROBYN'S the very last stop.............don't wanta miss out on more blog candy do ya!
here is the list of those before me:
1. Chris: http://www.thoughtswithchris.blogspot.com/
2. Dee: http://www.adashofdee.blogspot.com/
3. Meg: http://peacockpaperie.blogspot.com/
4. Jen: http://scrappingnichols.blogspot.com
5. Nancy: http://anothermdcrabbie.blogspot.com/
6. Ashjoy: http://1Ashjoyl.blogspot.com
7. Sara (Library Bunny): http://thumpster73.blogspot.com
8. Teri: http://terisplace.wordpress.com
9. Joy: http://www.joyhager.blogspot.com/
10. Suzanne: http://whatsinalousyananut.blogspot.com/
11. Andrea: http://imlivinonscraps.blogspot.com/
12. Charlene: http://scrappinchar.blogspot.com
13. Karen: http://www.fishingforscraps.blogspot.com/
14. Wendy: http://www.paperinkandsmiles.blogspot.com/
15. Shellie: http://shellieh98.blogspot.com
16. icutthescrap: http://icutthescrap.blogspot.com/
17. Brenda: http://www.brendasscrappyblog.blogspot.com/
18. Becki: http://ckmommy.blogspot.com/
19. Sheri: http://www.finkshappenings.blogspot.com/
20. Sally Lynn: http://www.inkyheart.typepad.com
22. Heather: http://heathercarpenter-organizedchaos.blogspot.com
23. Natalie: http://getscatty.blogspot.com/
and the final: ROBYN
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
So do you love all things vintage? If so, you really need to hop on over to PEGGY LOVES VINTAGE....oh my goodness, she has some awesome vintage images.....the bbtb team was lucky to have used some of her wonderful images on our latest challenge..the challenge was to use one of the provided images on the tags bags and boxes lnch bag...I decided to use the image with one of the HUGE CIRCLE BABY PRINTABLE STAMPS from the cutting cafe...with a bunch of rubons going down the side....you can view the other amazing projects here......and guess what the bbtb is having a contest right now for 2 people to win one of PEGGY LOVES VINTAGE cd's............how cool is that..you can get more infor here on that..plus you get to play with one of the images in the contest...double cool....Also depending on where you live, the cutting cafe is having a special...if you purchase that huge ALL ABOUT MOM set, you get any two other cafe sets for FREE.................but hurry cause the offer ends tonight at midnight....
Friday, April 17, 2009
Just a few phrases to describe my new projects for tonight...did ya know that Mothers day is just around the corner...YIKESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS....boy these hoidays are coming so fast....Well I have just released another ALL ABOUT set over at the cafe site....The last ALL ABOUT set that I designed was called ALL ABOUT CUPCAKES....well this new set is called ALL ABOUT MOM.. and there is a little bit of everything in the set to celebrate your mom or just to let her know you love her....this set isn't just for MOTHER'S DAY...there are also a few MUM'S sentiments for all of you that call your mom MUM......here are 3 cards I made using 3 of the images from the new set...there are 41 images in all.......................Make sure you visit the site for this new release because if you purchase the set by this Tuesday night (midnight) April 21st, you get to choose 2 other sets for free...any two sets....here is the link to the new set.
This first card here is one of my favorite because it features a poem written by my very own sister Rene' Stamps...some of you may know her from the BBTB, she is on the design team there...She has written some of the most beautiful poems around...so if ya looking for a special poem, I am sure she could help you...
Supplies: kc company felt flowers, cutting cafe stamps (all about mom), hero arts pearls, pattern paper by narratives (karen russell)..ribbon craft supply.
Supplies: Stamps by the cutting cafe (all about mom), pattern paper and rubon's by Bo Bunny, ribbon is craft supply, rhinestones by artbeads.com, button by foof a la.
Supplies: Stamps by the cutting cafe (all about mom), pattern paper by Creative Imaginations, butterfly by Kc Company, and bazzill cardstock, ribbon crafts supply.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Wow, can't believe I actually managed to do, 2 cards between last night and today...Both of these cards feature images from a new set of BACKGROUND stamps over at the cutting cafe...these background stamp images are HUGE...perfect for layouts, cardmaking and more...There are 7 new background stamps:
GRID, CIRCLE, SMALL O, SMALL O FRAME, SOLID DOT, TINY SOLID DOT, TINY SOLID DOT OPEN.............. each are at least 7 by 8 inches....plenty big....
This first card FOR MY FRIEND, I used the TINY SOLID DOT....I changed the color of the dots to pink...........used some fun kc company die cuts, creative imaginations paper and doodlebug designs paper...., hero arts rhinestones, kc company pearl...see that beautiful silk ribbon and flower on the ribbon, well it came for SWEETARTS PAPERIA ..............they are now selling ribbon kits...I used to belong to a ribbon club a few years ago and I loved it....Not quite sure what happened to them, but I am so excited that krista and Penny's company SWEETARTS PAPERIA . is now going to be selling ribbon kits....hopefully one day, they will offer a monthly club of delicious ribbon....I don't know about you, but I put ribbon on EVERY project I make....so I am really excited about their new venture...they are giving a set of their first ribbon set as a prize over at the bbtb site...you can get details here.....You can also get more information on this ribbon kit here....
My next card uses the SOLID DOT background stamp from the cutting cafe...I just changed the color of the dots to deep brown and printed on white paper...my middle school son will be graduating from middle school, so I wanted a more boyish card for him....this card also uses the HUGE GRADUATION CIRCLE stamp from the cafe....along with some paper by My Minds Eye (Penny Lane) pattern paper....
DON'T FORGET TO STOP BY THE CAFE TODAY, THE 2 FOR 1 SALE IS STILL GOING ON UNTIL MIDNIGHT TONIGHT THE 14TH OF APRIL...
On another note..............have you been to CUTTLEBUG CHALLENGES lately...they have got some of the most awesome stuff that one can do with the cuttlebug machine and on May 1st, 2nd and 3rd, they are having their very first SPA DATE...yulp crafting and spaing...he he he....you don't want to miss this..you can get all the info here...
Sunday, April 12, 2009
I love you 24/7............here is my take on the new challenge over at the bbtb...the challenge was to use the 24/7 cut from the Graphically Speaking cartridge..I decided to use one of the Background I love you printable stamp sets over at the cafe site....I love these background stamps because they are huge, huge enough to use on layouts and cards....I think this card is perfect for my hubby, I think I will mail it to his job....please be sure to check out the other girls work here....awesome stuff...also please be sure to check out the cutting cafe site, there is a 2 for 1 sale going on right now through Tuesday night...click here for details.
Saturday, April 11, 2009
A HAPPY EASTER
and to let you all know that The Cutting Cafe is have a 2 for 1 sale going on through Tuesday of next week.....for each set you purchase you can get another set for free of equal or lessor value.....................click here to visit the site....hugs
Thursday, April 9, 2009
For all you Pazzle owners out there....here is a little sneak peek at one of the adorable animals on an up coming cd to be released hopefully in the near future...the cd is called AT THE ZOO and there is so many adorable animals on the cd......I choose to design something with this PEACOCK...bright and cheerful....I did a lot of extra on this card: used the pazzles for writing the greeting on the front, created a half scallop card and used lots of glitter, rhinestones....paper is by PinkMartini (Flirtini)...also with this week being very busy, kids out of school and people taking mini vacations, if you get a chance, don't forget to check out the latest contest going on over at the bbtb.....YA LIKE RIBBON DON'T CHA.....Here is the link to the contest.
Friday, April 3, 2009
Okay Dawn from My Favorite Things is having a color challenge that I couldn't resist on adding my recently finished card box and monogram cards to....so this post was edited to include this set in the challenge.............here were the colors that needed to be used:
I so love ALL of MY MINDS EYES papers...they are just so elegant...This whole new Cutting Cafe release of Monogram letters and numbers along with a new stationery box was made using some yummy baby blue and brown MY MINDS EYES papers.....The box has 6 cards with envelops in it.....I also used the cut out from the middle of the stationery box and attached to the little baggie that contains some extra monogram letter circle tags....Hop on over and check out the new Monogram set....from today until Monday, when you purchase the MONOGRAM set, you get the stationery box for free.........you can view the set here.