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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Sketch Challenge with Whimsical Designs!

 Hi Everyone and what a Whimsical Day with Whimsical Wednesday Challenge. This week we have a Super Fun Sketch Challenge that our Super Talented Nanne has created for us to Design with!
Now I have another confession for you this week (boy I have alot of issues don't I , LOL!) Well I have to say, I have a Huge Fear of Sketches (gasp!) They really frighten me for some reason, lol! I just Love to look at sketches and and love what other people do with them but whenever I have to use one, I get really nervous, lol! They always seem so easy but when I print it out and wonder what I'm going to do I get all nervous and just stare at it for days! This was no different and even tho I didn't follow it to a tee I did use the concept, lol! 
Well as some of you may know I've been going through alot of my craft supplies because my Wonderful Hubby gave me a new scrapbook area! (It still needs finishing and when it's done I will show you it, I promise, lol!) Well in my "Cleaning" I came across these little felt coasters from Michael's that alot of people were using a few years ago and I have this paper stack that I just Love from K & Company (very Vintage looking papers) and I knew I just had to do something with them and I didn't want to use my Cricut (GASP!) I know, not use my Cricut! Did I fall down and hit my head or something you ask!? No I just figure it's a Sketch challenge, and since they frighten me, I figured, why not really challenge myself and Not use my Cricut! So I didn't! What do you think!? I really Love it! Love the colors, so Springy and Fresh and of course I had to add some sparkle! I did use my Cuttlebug and a few punches though. All the scalloped circles that the pink coaster is on is my scalloped Spellbinders die and the large butterfly is a cuttlebug die. The small butterfly is a MS punch and the flower I made with a EK Success punch. I hand cut the banner/flags using some scrap pieces and I inked every thing to give it a even more Vintage feel and then popped most of the layers for some depth and dimension. Added some stickles to the butterflies for a bit more sparkle.  
I also added some Cute little Pom Pom trim and a bit of eyelet lace I had and added a pretty little resin flower. Then I used Stephanie's new Stamp "Everyday Sentiments" and embossed it. I have to say this is the first time in ALONG time that I did some heat embossing (and it won't be the last) but I have to ask you all, "Any pointers for embossing!?" And does embossing powder go bad or do I just have some old, not very good embossing powder (not this one, I had a few trial and error ones, lol)? And also, what is a good embossing ink to use!? Any feedback will be greatly appreciated!!!!!  
Well here is the Sketch that Nanne created and the one we were to use as our challenge. I sure hope you decide to join us over at Whimsical Wednesday Designs for the challenge, remember it's open for two weeks so make sure you link up and play along with us. Please make sure it's a new creation and please link to Whimsical Wednesdays Blog in your post, there are the full requirements on the Whimsical Wednesday's Blog so make sure you check them out. 
And if your Lovin the Sentiment on my card you can get some of your own right HERE! So much fun and so many uses for all the sentiments so make sure to check them out! 

Have a great rest of the week and hope you get to do some crafting and decide to join us. 
Until next time.........................................

((Hugs)) and Take Care,

Monday, February 27, 2012

Monogram Challenge over at BBTB2!

 Hi everyone and it's Monday and another challenge day over at BBTB2 and this week the Uber Talented Donna has picked "Any Monogram" from ANY cartridge you would like! Almost any font cartridge can be turned into a monogram so you have lots of options so no excuse for not joining us this week, lol! I used the Sophisticated Cartridge by Teresa Collins for my Monogram and I used some fun Jenni Bowlin designer papers and went with a Red, Black and Cream color scheme this week using a pre-made card base. I cut my frame @ 5" and did some hide contour in Design Studio for my black background and then inked my Red with some black chalk. I also cut the Argyle image @ 3 1/2" to add a little more interest for my actual Monogram which is obviously a "T" and it was cut @ 2 1/2" and cut with the shadow. Thank You was cut @ 2" with the shadow and then everything has some pop with pop dots for more depth and dimension. And you know me I had to add some Bling! 
Here's a view of the popped layers!
And can you actually believe I finished the inside, Woo Hoo! I used the shadow from the argyle and the negative pieces are the cut outs from the argyle image on the front of the card, and of course, more bling, LOL! 

Well I sure hope you decide to join us for the "Monogram Challenge" You can use ANY cartridge. It just has to be a NEW creation and please add a link to BBTB2. Also there have been some new issues with the Word Verify on the comments on some of the participants blogs and We, at BBTB2, would love it if you could turn off WV. There is a Very Nice post on the main BBTB2 Blog addressing the issue so please make sure you check it out. With that being said I sure hope to see you for our new challenge and hope you have a wonderful week and have Fun Creating! I will be going to the New Hobby Lobby that is opening in the next town over from me (YIPPEE!) I don't have to drive 2 1/2 hours now to get to the closest one, now it's only 45 minutes! Boy I'm moving up in the World, LOL! That's what I miss the most about living in the Country, not having a craft store close by, and not any Good Restaurants (so we do alot of home cooking) I guess it saves us some money in the long run, lol! Well on that note, 
I'm off to Hobby Lobby...........................! 

((Hugs)) and Take Care,

Friday, February 24, 2012

"Love" with Stuck On U Sketches Die Cut Challenge!

 Hey everyone and I can't believe it's Friday already! Holy Cow, I've had 3 posts this week, can you believe it! Time sure flies when when you don't have enough of it, LOL! Well today is another reveal day over at Stuck On U Sketches and the challenge this week is "LOVE"! Any kind of Love you can interpret! Well I have a confession to share with you all! This was going to be my project for BBTB2 a couple of weeks ago but as I was cleaning up my new scrap space, I guess I just cleaned TO GOOD and this got stuck in with some papers and I COULD NOT it find anywhere, till this weekend, LOL! So with my work schedule and being short on time (again!) this is my "LOVE" challenge project! Please forgive me, I didn't get my other one done (hanging my head in shame!) But I do "Love You (All) To The Moon and Back! If it wasn't for all of you I would probably drive my poor Husband Crazy (well I still drive him crazy) but with all of you he gets a break once in awhile, LOL! 
Well back to the "LOVE" challenge! The cart I used is Sweethearts and I used my trusty Packing Tape Technique for my LOVE-ly Couple. The moon and star is from George Basic Shapes and the scalloped ovals are from Storybook. Now my stamped image "I Love You To The Moon and Back" is from Whimsical Designs. Of course had to add some bling and the Moon and Star has stickles on them for more sparkle! Now the card I used is a recycled card, the red base is glittered flock and it's just the right pop of color I think, along with the touches of red bling! Added a sheer bow and that's it! I even finished the inside and forgot to take a picture of it, lol! (Boy I better get my act together, right!)
Now here's another view and you can see the sparkle a bit better.

Now I sure hope you join us over at Stuck On U Sketches Die Cut Challenge this week for the "LOVE" challenge. You have two weeks to enter and you can use ANY die cut machine and it has to be a NEW creation (not just for SOUS, I know there's Lots of challenges out there, but please mention us, we'd Love to have New Participants!) So what are you waiting for, it's Friday, get in your Craft Space and get Creating! I'll be looking for you! Have a Great Weekend!

((Hugs)) and Take Care!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Times Flies with Whimsical Wednesdays Designs

Hi everyone and today's the Big Day over at Whimsical Designs! It's my first post with the Gals on the Design Team over at Whimsical Wednesdays Designs! How Exciting for my first post! The challenge is #43 "Time Flies" and the theme is to use "Wings" or a "Clock" (or you could use both I guess, lol) Well as you can see I used "Wings"! I used the Rock Princess Cartridge for my card today and cut my Heart with Wings @ 4" and if you seen Mondays BBTB2 challenge post you can see I used the same paper stack by The Paper Studio: Uptown Flair w/glitter! I'm really lovin this stack so don't be surprised if you see it again in the near future, LOL! Now the pink Flocked paper is from some recycled cards I had and I can say it highlighted the stamped images from Stephanie's Whimsical Designs Stamps PERFECTLY! I thought it may soak into the flock but it almost gave it a De-bossed look to it (if you could see it) but trust me, it worked great, very crisp and clean! I curved the "Fluttering By To Say Hi" stamp to put in the curve of the heart and then added the "Long Time No See" stamp on the banner with a bit of bling (you know me, gotta have some bling, lol!) I also added a little blingy crown, some stickles to the halo, a touch of ribbon and popped it for some added depth and dimension. That's it pretty simple for me but I really love it! I think the colors are just so bright, cheery and sparkly! 
Now I sure hope you join in the #43 Time Flies Challenge with us over at Whimsical Wednesdays Designs. We have a challenge each week but each challenge is open for two weeks and all the rules are on the Whimsical Designs Blog and Please make sure to check out all the amazing projects that the Design Team did, it's the New Gals (including me, giggle) Debut along with the returning Gals so make sure to stop by and leave them some Love too, I'm sure they would love it! I'm sure this is going to be a must do challenge spot each week for you, hope to see you all THERE!

((Hugs)) and Take Care,

Monday, February 20, 2012

Be Unique With BBTB2!

 Hi everyone and another Monday means another challenge over at Bitten By The Bug 2 and today the Lovely and Multi-talented Carole has picked the Garden Boots from the Nate's ABC's cartridge. Well I Love this cartridge and I have to say I have some really fun Garden boots of my own that I love and wear them all the time while I'm in the garden! (Actually here are my Favorite pair, I had to sneak them in!) Cute Huh, LOL!
Well back to my project, I cut my Boots at 4" and I used the Uptown Flair w/Glitter from The Paper Studio paper stack that I just got a couple of weeks ago and was dying to use. Love all the fun colors and the flocked paper is actually from some recycled cards that I had and the colors were perfect and the stamped images stamped perfect on the flock, also the Stamp is from Whimsical Designs. The circles are from punches and of course had to add some bling and a couple of Resin Roses from Recollections.   
 Did a bit of doodling with a White Gelly Roll Pen and the tiny bling is actually from a nail distributor and I bought them on ebay. 
Here's a close up of the Whimsical Designs stamped image and I also used some Quick Quotes Midnight Confessions Chalk Ink on the whole card for some added depth and dimension along with the popped images.
Well I sure hope you join us over at BBTB2 for the Garden Boots challenge from Nate's ABC's and remember if you don't have Nate's you can use any cart with boots on it just remember it has to be a new creation and please add a link back to BBTB2 (some of your followers may want to join in and we'd Love to have them). Hope to see you there and have a great Monday!

((Hugs)) and Take Care,

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Hi everyone and I have some Amazing News to share with you all today!
I will be on the New Design Team over at Whimsical Designs and I'm one of the Whimsical Wednesday Design Team Gals! There will be Wednesday challenges (the current "Colors Of Love" challenge is extended till Feb. 29 by the way so hop on over there and check it out!) I am so excited and honored to be on this Fun Team. So make sure to stop by ALL the Amazing Design Team and check out their blogs and show them some Love! So much Talent and Inspiration with ALL these Gals!     

So be on the look out for our first Design Team post in the soon to be near future, you won't be disappointed!

Also make sure to check out all of Stephanie's new Stamps over at the Whimsical Designs Shop.

Until Then................
((Hugs)) and Take Care,

Friday, February 10, 2012

You've Got Mail!

Hi Everyone and Happy Friday! Today is Stuck On U Sketches Die Cut Challenge reveal day and the challenge is "You've Got Mail"! Now I have a little story for you today (not long but I want to share, lol) Well you know those cute little mailboxes that alot of gals are decorating. Well I seen them at Target and had a few in my cart and at the last minute I put them back, I have soooooo many things that I buy with the good intention of making something with them and then they just sit so I thought these little mailboxes would be another one of those things. Well as you can see they sure would have come in handy for this challenge, lol! And since I didn't have any I had to make one of my own and I have to say I really like how my mailbox came out! 
Well I used the Create A Critter cartridge and cut @ 6". Now I wanted it to open and had to do some freehand cutting and needed some hinges to make the door open and found them on the Cricut Sampler Cartridge (they were cut @1"). (The paper is My Minds Eye too by the way).
 Pretty neat huh, how it opens! Now I added some pop strips to give it some dimension, and to be able to put my "Mail" into it. I could even add a gift card or some cash also. And the flag actually works! I used a brad to make it go up and down! And the stamp is one from Whimsical Designs called "With Love". 
 Now here's a view of the open mailbox and the little card ("mail") that I made. It's from the Cricut Sampler cart also and cut @ 4 1/2". And the little heart is a Martha Stewart punch. 
 And here's a closed version with the little "Love" note. 
And last but not least, you know I had to add a handmade flower! Well at least a couple of flowers. The larger rolled flower is from the Flower Shoppe cart cut @ 3" and the smaller flowers are punches from EK Success that I used my stylus to make them dimensional and give them some curve, the leaves are a punch from Emaginations, and of course had to add some bling centers. 

Now I sure hope you join us over at the SOUS blog for the "You've Got Mail" die cut challenge. The challenge is open for two weeks, it hast o be a new creation, you can use ANY Die cut machine and please add a link back to the Stuck On U Sketches blog (others may want to play along). Hope to see you there and have a great weekend. Hope you get to do some crafting and wonder what the weather will be this weekend, they say we are expecting snow sooooooo, it may be cold and perfect for crafting!  Have a good one!

((Hugs)) and Take Care, Theresa

Monday, February 6, 2012

Sweethearts Tag With BBTB2! (Pic Heavy!)

 Hi Everyone and it's Monday again, can you believe it! Time sure flies! (Don't forget to check yesterday's post to see who the winner of my blog candy is too) Well today Our Design Team Sister, the Talented and Sweet Shelly picked the tags from the Sweetheart's Cartridge and I decided to make a little mini tag book. It measures 6" x 4" and it's a fun little Wedding Mini. I love this cart (I really need to use it more, heck I need to use ALL my carts more, lol) there are so many cute images on it, if you don't believe me make sure you check out the BBTB2 Talented Design Team and see all the Cute projects they did. Well I had no reason to make this so it was just a fun little project, but now I have a little gift in case someone gets married, they just have to add pictures! And since there are so many pics I'll try and keep it short and sweet (well at least I'll try, lol!) I'll put sizes and page #'s form the book, in case your interested.  
 Here is the front cover, all the tags were cut @ 6" and I used my fun packing tape glitter technique (If your interested, check it out HERE) on all of the tags for all the sparkle (which is Martha Stewart Glitter) image is on pg. 65 and the little embellishments are some Creative Touch sticker/dies, similar to Jolee's. 
 Pages 1 & 2, the Heart Couple image is on page 40 and the cute saying is from Whimsical Designs Sentiment Stamps. I'm also adding this to the Whimsical Designs Wednesday Challenge "Bring Out The Old" and the "Old" that I used are the Charms, the Sticker Embellishments, Metal Saying, the Lace (it's some Vintage lace In my stash) and I hate to say this but the Sweetheart's cartridge, I've only used it a couple of times, even tho I Love it, and I've had it for a couple of years.   
 Pages 3 & 4, Mr. & Mrs. pg. 63 and a few more fun embellishments.
 Pages 5 & 6, Rings pg. 63, WOW, what a Rock that is, lol! More Embellies and of course, some Bling!
 Pages 7 & 8, Wedding Cake pg. 64, Yummy! More fun Embellies!
 Pages 9 & 10, Off to the Honeymoon pg. 65, What Fun, love the little Turtle Doves watching over them!
 And last but not least, the Back Cover, Happily Ever After, from the Storybook Cartridge cut at 3" and layered with, what else, more Bling!
 Here's a couple of little charms I made and added for some more Fun!
And the whole little Mini in all it's glory fanned out! This was so Stinkin Fun to make and now someone needs to get married so I can give it away, lol!

Well now don't forget to join in the fun Sweethearts Tag challenge with us over at BBTB2, link up with the Linky, just a few rules, if you don't have the Sweethearts cart use a tag from any cart, it must be a NEW creation (no back linking) and please give us a Shout Out to link back to BBTB2 (we would Love to have more friends join in!) Easy Peasy, hope to have you join in the FUN! You could win our Great POW (pick of the week) Blinkie to add to your blog (along with braggin rights of course!) You have two weeks to enter, so what are you waiting for, Get To Creating!

((Hugs)) and Take Care,