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Monday, September 27, 2010


Good Monday Morning Everyone! Hope your weekend was fun and exciting. Mine was busy! Well you all know the drill on Mondays, it's the new challenge at Bitten By the Bug 2 and the last Monday of the month and that also means Blog Hop Time, Woo Hoo!
Well this week Heather picked the Sewing Machine on Heritage for us to use. I LOVE this cartridge and was excited to use it. I just LOVE anything Vintage and don't do enough layouts or cards or decorate enough with it but I really do love the look! I finally got another Layout done, I've been slacking lately on the layouts, lol. I've been designing some thing's On Design Studio and my Gypsy (I have a hard time picking out all the papers, lol) but I have been working on a few things so hopefully I'll be able to post a few things this week. Well I did use the heritage cart along with Nursery Rhymes, Sentimentals and French Manor. All pretty vintage-y (? is that a word?) and I love all those carts! Didn't do alot of embellishing on this one. Added the coffee stained ribbon/seam binding, a few flowers and a touch of bling and did a bit of faux stitching. I love the colors, two of my favs! Now remember if you don't have the Heritage Cartridge you can use another one or use a Sewing theme to you challenge entry. So what do you think, are you up for a fun challenge!?
Well now to the fun stuff.......................................................................

Blog Hop Time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You have probably "Hopped" over here from the BBTB2 blog  or from the Amazing and Beyond Talented fellow Design Sister Donna's blog (I learn something from her all the time!) and for my bit of Candy all you have to do is BE A FOLLOWER and LEAVE A COMMENT, and a way to get ahold of you, that's it! (Only USA and Canada please, shipping cost, I hope you understand!) Now your next hop on the Bog Hop will be to the Sweet and Amazingly talented (and leader of the Design Team) Heather's blog! If you ever get lost on your Hopping Escapades you can always start at the BBTB2 main blog. 
Hope you had fun and don't forget to leave a comment to be entered in the candy giveaway (I will be drawing on Sat. Oct. 2nd) and have a wonderful week! Happy Hopping everyone!
I also added this LO into the challenge over at Fantabulous Cricut The challenge is for National Sewing month and THCEO from the Cricut MB told me about it so I'll keep you posted next week what happens. Thanks THCEO for the heads up!
I have some pretty fibers and some 8 x 8 papers (you can never have enough paper, lol!)
Take Care and Froggie ((Hugs)) Theresa

Monday, September 20, 2010

BBTB2 Weekly Challenge!

Hello Everyone, hope you had a wonderful weekend and you all know what Mondays bring....................

Yes your right, Bitten By The Bug 2 challenge and this week The Amazing and Talented Sandi chose the Candle on the Oct 31st cartridge and since I don't have ANY Halloween carts (Boo Hoo to me, and yes I'm feeling sorry for myself, lol) I used the Christmas Noel Solutions Cartridge. Well since I couldn't do Halloween I did the next best thing, Christmas! (It will be here before we know it! Yikes!) 
I actually made this pretty big, 8 7/8". I have no idea why but I just did, lol. I added the wreath to the window (I add wreaths to the windows at my little ole house at Christmas too!) And the Candle on the wreath is the crowning glory!
Lots of layers, a touch of embossing and of course stickles and bling and the snow on the windows is the chunky Martha's glitter. I didn't think I would like it but for snow it worked out nice. Fluffy and a bit of shimmer.
  Added a little Holly leaf and some berry bling on the inside and I need to add a sentiment on the inside but not sure if I want to stamp something or do another Cricut cut. I wanted to add "From Our Home To Yours" since the front says Greeting's.
Well hope you all will join us over at BBTB2 this week and if you don't have the Oct. 31st cart there are plenty of other's with candles, so hope to see you there. Have a wonderful week and please leave a comment, I really do LOVE them!
Froggie ((Hugs)) and Take Care, Theresa

Monday, September 13, 2010

BBTB2 Weekly Challenge-Tags, Bags, Boxes & More!

Hello Everyone and Welcome to another Monday challenge from Bitten By The Bug 2! As everyone knows September and School just go together and this week's challenge is from the Amazing and Very Talented Regina who chose the Crayola Box from Tags, Bags, Boxes & More. I kinda went traditional with the crayon box and crayons, (don't tell anybody but I LOVE a new box of crayons! lol, and I'm sure there are alot of you out there that do to!) I love back to school time and all the good ole school supplies. I like going to the office supply store (and the hardware store) almost as much as going to the craft stores! When we get McCade his school supplies I always have to pick up a few things also (giggle)! He actually started school August 11th (my birthday!) this year, so he's been in for a month so far. We actually have parent teacher conference's this Monday so he is home today. (Okay, I'm off track again so back to the challenge.............................................)
The Crayola box from TBBM!
 I haven't played with this cart is along time so it was almost like getting a new cart, lol. I went traditional school cards and made these for McCades teacher. I made the box into a holder for six cards. I added the A+ Teacher (McCade REALLY likes his teacher's this year and so far loving it!) and then the cards I added Thank You on the front's and she can use them as Thank You notes. Kind of a dual meaning. McCade and I think she is an A+, so Thank You form Us, and then she can actually use the notes as Thank You notes! Here's a close up of the actual Crayola Box with the cards inside.
I made the card in Design Studio and welded the blackout tritop tag pg. 87 together after I shrunk it to the size I thought was a good looking crayon. Then I welded a square from George and Basic Shapes. The lettering and Apple is from Plantin Schoolbook. The crayons on the cards are each separate crayons attached to the card base and then a space for a note was added. On the fronts of the cards the various saying are a cuttlebug die and emboss folder and the scallops and circles were cut using my Nestabilites then embossed. The Edger Punch is an EK Success punch (I think it's called binding edge) And last but not least the Paper is a DCWV stack, Grade School Premium stack, love it, it's perfect for all the school pics and for some of the teacher's gift's for the year. I used it for the Teacher gift's for McCade's 3rd grade teacher's little mini books HERE, you can take a look if you haven't seen them or forgot what they looked like. Well here's one more look at the Note Cards: 
So don't forget to stop by BBTB2 and take the challenge and see what all the other amazingly talented Design Team did with their Crayola Boxes. I love to see all the different ways the gals minds think and what they come up with. That is one reason I just LOVE Monday's! Hope you all play along with us this week, you could possibly win our lovely weekly challenge winner button/blinkie also! Wouldn't that just be an honor to display that on your blog! Well I'm going to try and post some pics of my new craft space. It's not completely finished but I have it organized and it was so nice to actually use it for the first time this weekend, I have a couple of things I have to add before it will be totally done but I can surely say, It beats the heck out of the kitchen table, LOL!!!
So Take Care and Froggie ((Hugs)) Theresa

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Home Improvements and a Challenge.

Well I did a page for a challenge over on the Cricut Circle Message Board. It was for the Labor Day Holiday Weekend Challenge and I wasn't going to enter but last night I was playing with Design Studio and the ONLY Lite Cartridge I own, Handy Man, and we're working on this house ALL THE TIME, I thought, what the heck let me try to whip something up and................................
The challenge was to do a layout of what you did over the Holiday weekend and of course we worked on the house. We also went to the neighbors Family Reunion on Sat. and I have pics of that also but the house is always a work in process so what better thing to work on, a layout since I really need to get more layouts done, lol!
So what do you think???????? I didn't put any pictures in it (I haven't developed any yet, lol) It is ALWAYS a work in process on our home, I don't think it will EVER end! I know I've told you before but for you folks that don't know, we actually built our own house, with our own two hands, so you can see why it's a work in process.
This was actually alot of fun to do and I'm still amazed how fast I got it done. I did a bit of embossing and love the little screw head eyelets I added. I used paint chips for the journaling spot and the photo mats (the paint chips are the actual colors that I used in my house, I also used a sage green but couldn't find the chip but, don't you just LOVE that red!) And yes, I have a yellow house and a red metal roof so this is going in my home renovation scrapbook! This is actually going in my Dear Hubs book, I'm trying to do one just on the house for him.
The windows in the house I may add some tiny pics or some other momento's, not sure what yet but I'm sure I'll think of something. I also added some glass finish on the paint brush and paint can so it looks like it's still wet! And can you believe it............................No Glitter Or Bling!!!!!!! Not even a flower on it!
 Well it needs to be posted by 11:59 pm today (Tues.) so I better get to it and post it in case I have any problems. Thanks for looking and wish me luck, I looked last night and there was alot of really great things on there and I'm sure there is alot more today. But like I said before, wish me luck! Thanks and please leave a comment and let me know what you think and of course, I'll let you know what happens.
Take Care and Froggie ((Hugs)) Theresa