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Monday, May 31, 2010

Bless This Nest at BBTB2!

Hi Everyone and hope your having a Great Memorial Day! McCade went to sing today at the Elk Spring Cemetery for Memorial Day to Honor our fallen Soldiers and it is always such a surreal feeling that I get when he does these things because it really puts life into perspective as to what our "Freedom" really means and at what cost to some of these amazing soldiers that gave their lives for our Freedom. And having had a
Father who was in the Navy and a Husband that was in the Marines, I feel very blessed that I had the opportunity to spend the mourning honoring them.
Now on to a lighter note.............................Let's go To The HOP, Oh Baby! Let's go To The HOP!
Well if you've arrived here from the BBTB2 blog hop, Welcome! This weeks challenge was to use the Sweethearts Cartridge and use the "Bless this Nest" phrase and I decided to do another Layout. I had so much fun last week with the layout that I wanted to do another and I wanted to use the darling little birdies.  This is what I came up with. (Minus the pics.) We built our own little house, with the knowledge and help from my Brother and our Dear Nieghbors (and it's still a work in process LOL) Pictures will grace these pages as soon as I find them LOL! Most all the cuts were from the Sweethearts cart and also used Straight from the Nest for the clothes line, birds nest, grass and flowers. Now.....................   
You might have came here from my amazing DT sister Jeannie's blog, her cards are so beautiful and the insides are just as beautiful as the outside! (Don't you just LOVE her amazing creations) And such a Sweetheart!
  Now if you are interested in some blog candy from me then all you need to do is be a follower and "Show The Love" and leave a comment below. If I've inspired you I would Love to have you as a follower. Only  one entry will be entered, (you are welcome to leave more love if you like but you'll only get one chance, Hee Hee) I will do a drawing in 1 week (June 7th) and you need to contact me within a week or I will do another drawing.

Next stop on the blog hop is Donna's blog. Boy you are in for a treat! You'll love my wonderful DT sister's beautiful blog, she does amazing things with paper and whatever else she can get her hands on LOL! Hope you enjoyed your visit, I sure had a blast with you all for my first blog hop and look forward to getting to know you all. Don't forget to enter the challenge over at the BBTB2 blog and also the beginning of the blog hop. Thanks for stopping by and have fun hopping!
Woo Hoo Blog Candy!!!!!! Good Luck Everyone!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

I Have Wonderful News to Share!

I have been asked to stay on with the Design Team over at BBTB2 I am so Excited and extremely Honored to be a part of such an amazing Design Team! I have always dreamed of being on a Design Team and to be included with the BBTB2 Team is such a privilege! (Have you seen the talent over there!? WOW) They are all extremely amazing gals and to be included is beyond a Dream Come True! All the Gals have made me feel extremely welcomed and I'm very excited to get to know all these amazingly talented Ladies. Thank You Bitten By The Bug 2, and a huge shout out to Heather for giving me the honor of being your Guest Designer and loving my things enough to ask me to be on your amazing Design Team, I will do my best to make you proud! Thanks Again!
(((Hugs))) Theresa

Monday, May 24, 2010

All Dressed Up over at BBTB2!

I'm All Dressed Up over at BBTB2 for the weekly challenge which is.................
Use the Dress Form from the cartridge Forever Young. I love this cart! It has so many "Girlie" things on it. I haven't done a layout in soooo long I almost forgot how fun they can be! I kept drawing a blank on what I wanted to do and I waited till the last minute to make this (lots of ideas but kept changing my mind LOL). I have SO MUCH paper but I can never find ANY I want to use LOL (does any of you have that Problem!??) I always seem to go for the straight cardstock. After I started boy I could have went on and on, I even wanted to make some of my own flowers but the time restraint was cutting it close so I used ready made ones. I didn't use as much bling as I usually do and NO glitter (can you believe that!) on a girlie page LOL! I also love the mirror and used it as a place to add a photo. Embossed the chandelier on it with my cuttlebug to give it some interest till a photo gets added or you can just leave it the way it is. All the photo frames are oval and the layout has a hint of vintage 70's, with the color choice's. Actually these are my favorite colors and they are the ones I use in my home. Rust Reds, Avocado Greens, Harvest Golds and Browns (well I use more Tans and Cocoa's). Even in our old Home in Vegas I used pretty much the same colors so I guess you can say they are my favs if I keep using them LOL!  Well the measurements are below the pics, I'll try and start to post the measurements form now on because it is not usually something I do but I have noticed that the blogs I visit that I like their layouts and cards they list the sizes of things so I will try and start to do that. (Hopefully I'll remember to write them down LOL)! Well Thanks for looking and don't forget to head on over to BBTB2 and enter the challenge, and if you don't have the Forever Young cartridge you can improvise and Summer in Paris has a dress form on it also. 

Friday, May 21, 2010

Zippity Doo Daa, Zippity Yeah

Zippity Doo Daa, Zippity Yeah. My Oh My have a wonderful day! What a cute little song! Thank You Peggy! I just love this little Blue Bird, isn't he just adorable! This was a free download over at Peggy Loves Vintage and I had to make something as soon as I seen this. I entered the contest over at BBTB2 but didn't use the beach scenes because I had already used them being the Guest Designer on the blog and I may not be able to win any of the prizes but I had to enter this card anyway just because I loved it so much! I hope you folks like it to and "Show the Love" and leave me a comment. I really can't wait to see what you all think of this one LOL. Thanks for stopping by and, My Oh My Have a Wonderful Day!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Ready 2 Rock BBTB2 Style!!!

Rock On is all I can say! I was Totally out of my element with this challenge but I think I Totally Rocked It! Make sure you head on over to BBTB2 and rock out with everyone there with the challenge this week. I actually had fun with this once I finally did it. I didn't have the Hannah Montana Cartridge that we were to use so Heather was so sweet and cut out and send me the featured cut. I knew I wanted to add a guitar on it and used one of my all time fav carts, Indie Art, love it! Once I cut out the guitar (Love the red, my favorite color) so I used my trusty packing tape method and added the glitter in red on the saying and silver on the guitar. I seen the wings and just had to use them! Love the wings also from Indie Art. Had to add some bling (it just kinda always goes with the glitter, like milk and cookies, ice cream and cake, you get the picture LOL) This card is going to be for my oldest son Brian, he turns 29 next month and I am making him a mini book with this same sort of theme because he plays the guitar. He taught himself a few years ago and actually he is pretty good! Pretty good since he's never taken a lesson! Just something he wanted to do (but he never told me when he was younger) so he got a guitar and started playing! Anyway back to the card, Brian has a few tattoos and on the Indie Art cart there are some tattoo looking cuts so I had to add one (actually I thought it needed a little something Hee Hee) Everything is popped to give it some dimension and depth and I am Very Happy with the way it turned out! Totally not me but you never know I may have opened a whole new side of me LOL! Well head on over to BBTB2 and enter the challenge, I would love to see how your "Ready 2 Rock" and if you don't have the Hannah Montana Cart you can use what you like. Also please show the love and leave a comment, you know we all love the comments!

Okay I had to add a picture of my boys, McCade and Brian (Aren't they both Good Lookin Dudes!). Brian is going to get the Ready 2 Rock card for his Birthday. These pictures were taken last July when we had went to Yellowstone. We had so much fun and it was so beautiful there. I want to go back and spend a few more days there camping.  

Monday, May 10, 2010

BBTB2 Challenge Featuring Peggy Loves Vintage!

How exciting is this! My second post to BBTB2 and this week is using Peggy Loves Vintage and boy oh boy was it FUN! I love vintage and I thought it would be easy but when I saw the images I had a hard time deciding which one to use...........decisions, decisions LOL! I fell in love with this image, like love at first sight, and kept coming back to this so guess what......... yep you guessed it! LOL
Well first we were to use a tag from Tags, Bags, Boxes and More and I used the tag on Pg. 88. I used Design Studio and welded 3 tags together and made a gate fold card. I had to make it dimensional and cut 3 layers for the cute little girl and 2 for the cute little boy.
I also used Life's a Beach again for the water and the little starfish that I added into the cuties sand pail and in the water. Also I have been DYING to use these micro beads on something and finally used them on the mounds of sand to give it some extra pizazz and LOVE how it turned out. (it looks SOOO much better in person tho!)
 I was going to use real sand but I thought it would be too messy so used the beads (boy those beads sure do roll around tho and make just as big a mess as sand LOL) I'm not showing the inside of the card because I'm not sure what I'll use this for yet (LOL) so I just used some cloud paper and added some extra water cuts. I'll probably keep it and leave it out for my own enjoyment Hee Hee!
Well I seen what the gals on the BBTB2 creations are so make sure you go and see their amazing work also and maybe enter the challenge and if you don't have Tags, Bags, Boxes & More you can use any tag from any cart you would like. Now head on over and check it out and please make sure you leave a comment for me and if you like please feel free to follow me. I sure would Love it! Take Care, Big ((Hugs)) and Have a Great Day all you wonderful gals!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

I know it's not Mother's Day yet but I couldn't wait to post this card. I think it turned out really cute and I think my Mother In Law is going to Love it too! She probably won't see it on here since she doesn't get on the computer that often. She likes sunflowers and last year McCade grew some enormous ones in the garden and we saved the seeds and he gave a bunch to his Grandma last year at Thanksgiving for her to plant this year. I love making these little flowerpot cards and got the directions originally from Lorraine last year and there is also numerous directions on YouTube (Here's one). I made a slightly bigger one tho because Ken said the original one was a little "puney" so I cut it 4 1/2" x 11 1/2" (score at 2 1/2" & 7") and the insert pieces (the part you add the flowers to and also write on) at 2 3/4" x 5 3/4 & 2 1/2" x 5 1/2"  I used Walk in my Garden for the sunflowers and leaves and then embossed them with the cuttlebug. The decorative punch is a Martha Stewart punch named Garden Trellis. Used the computer for "Happy Mother's Day" and cut it with my nesties and McCade found the little bee in some of my craft supplies along with the bling and HAD to use it! LOL And of course I had to make one of my signature bookmarks. Well as always thanks for looking and you really should try one of these for yourself, they are alot of fun and fairly easy and you can use ANY kind of flowers from ones cut from the Cricut's numerous Cartridges to Primas or even silk flower's.  

Monday, May 3, 2010

Well Here it is! My 1st BBTB2 post Woo Hoo!!!

Well everyone the day I've dreamed about is finally here..............LOL
My 1st post for the BBTB2 challenge as their Guest Designer Woo Hoo!!!!!! I was so nervous and yet so excited to do this. I kept changing things over and over because I kept thinking how can I compare with all of these amazing Designer's and even had it done early because I was afraid that I would have problems with sending the pics over so I sent them Sat (and yes I did have problems, LOL). The challenge was to use the leaf1 from Life's A Beach and here is my rendition of it! Everything is from the Life's a Beach cartridge and loved the little gecko (they didn't have a little froggie Hee Hee) and yea I know I could have used another cart but I had to get out of my comfort zone and do something different! And this is different for me! I'm not a tropical kind of gal and the colors are not normal for me but I have to tell you I'm lovin the colors! And had to add a little friend to go with the big daddy and made a little bookmark. I am so addicted to making these and have to do one for every card I make lately! LOL Also had to add a bit of bling and stickles to give it a little sparkle. Now you all have to go and check out all the other amazing gals over at BBTB2 and see all the amazing creations that they all did. It is so amazing to see all the different ideas that everyone comes up with on the use of a little ole leaf, LOL! All I can say is AMAZING!
Well make sure you take a peek at BBTB2 and please leave those much appreciated comments and if your new to my site please I hope you like it and would consider becoming a follower, I would love it!
So have an amazing day and take care, Theresa!
Oh Boy! Who wouldn't love to win an EXPRESSION!
I found this challenge on the Cuttlebug blog from another blog by accident, I hit a link on a blog I was looking at (I'm so sorry I can't remember who) but this popped up! I would so Love to win this Expression. I am linking this with my BBTB2 post for my Tropical Gecko card! All Cricut and Cuttlebug and a touch of bling, what's not to LOVE! There is some fierce competition tho so I'm going to be keeping my fingers and little tooties crossed! (Even tho I'll be walking funny for the next couple of days!) LOL Good Luck to all and Thanks for the chance!