Here is a card I made for the cuttlebug spot challenge using the swiss dots folder. I used the swiss dots on the background paper to imitate the dots on the winter house folder I used to be the scene inside the snow globe. I colored the house with colored pencils, stickled the snow and then mixed a little pearl ex with blue chalk and rubbed it in with a cotton ball for the sky. It's much more shimmery in person.
Ok, here are a few more. I am not done yet, but all the rest are due in November. I made Fall themed birthday cards, June calendars, butterflies, tiggers, cards, and pumpkins. Sounds like fun doesn't it. It really was. It takes a lot of time, but it is worth it in the end when you get all your great stuff back in the mail. The butterflies are from the Storybook cartridge and the owl is a sizzlits die. My next challenge was to create a CD calendar page for the month of June. Nothing says June quite like penguins! I had to make orange shapes for another swap. Immediately I thought of pumpkins for Fall/Halloween. The tall pumpkin border is from Stretch Your Imagination and the other pumpkins are from Pooh and Friends. I still needed one more orange shape, so I decided on Tigger. He's orange, he's cute, he's tiggeriffic!! Last but not least, my purple birthday cards. I finally used the cards from Stretch Your imagination and it turned out really cute.
Why do I sign up for so many swaps? I love doing them, but I never get my own scrapbooking done anymore. Here is one of the swaps I am involved in this month. This is my mummy card for a Halloween card swap. Isn't he scary?
I've started working on Halloween and Fall themed projects. Here are a few cards I have made so far. I love using the new core'dinations paper in the Cuttlebug. I think the black sanded to reveal the purple core is perfect for Halloween cards. I'm working on a Thanksgiving card, but I haven't quite figured out how to finish it yet.
I have one daughter that is very active in gymnastics and 2 crazy dogs. I enjoy all types of paper crafting, but mainly planner decorating and card making. I love desingning weekly spreads and themes. It helps me stay organized and satisfies my creative side.