Friday, November 27, 2009


I made this card for the just buggin challenge- sew it. I'm not an experienced sewer (is that a word) so, this one was a little tough. I took some paper, 2 pieces of plaid and 2 solid pieces that I embossed with my cuttlebug and taped them down to a piece of cardstock, then I sewed around the edge of the card and the seams were the different pieces matched up. I think it's easier to

sew when the pieces are actually already adhered rather than try to actually sew them on. Then I cut the fleur de lis from Don Juan using the stitched feature. After it was cut, I went back and poked through all the holes with my paper piercer to make them a little larger. I sewed through the holes with some embroidery floss. The only needle I could find was for thread, so I could only
use I strand of the floss. It would probably look better with more strands. The Eiffel Tower I used is from the Destinations cartridge and the sentiment- Merci is from Beyond Birthdays. I embossed the Eiffel Tower in my cuttlebug with the Swiss Dots folder. So, if you like sewing on your cards or even if you're more a fan of faux stitching, come on and play along with us at Just Buggin!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Happy Owlidays

This is my second creation for the just buggin challenge blog. This challenge is to use at least 3 cricut die cuts on your project. Once again I used the Paisley cartridge for this one. It is my favorite at the moment. I cut 2 of the owls and pieced them

together with a mixture of cardstock and patterned paper. I wanted them to look Christmasy. The paper is from one of the huge Die Cuts with a View Christmas stacks. The snowflakes are a Cuttlebug folder embossed on Core'dinations white wash paper. I cut a branch for the owls to sit on and then tied a big red bow on one side. I printed the sentiment Happy Owlidays on the computer.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Just Buggin

I was recently selected to be on the design team for the Just Buggin Challenge Blog! This is exciting news because it will get me to use my cricut more. Sometimes I get too carried away with stamps and forget how much I love my little guy. So, the challenge for this week is called Into the Wild and the assignment is to use an animal from any cricut cartridge. That's tough there are soooo many cute cricut animals. How could I choose. Well, I decided to start with my newest cartridge and see what I could find. I was lucky enough to have someone pick up the new Paisley cartridge for me. This cartridge is simply adorable- very adorable and cute. I chose this crazy image of a dachshund hula hooping. I started with some K and Company paper and chose
my colors from there. I added some stickles to the hula hoop to give it a little pizazz. I used my cuttlebug to emboss the strips of paper behind the dog and added a few flowers. I thought smile was the perfect sentiment- what else are you going to do when you see a pink dachshund hula hooping?

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Snow Friends

I recently got the new limited edition cricut mini cartridge Snow Friends and I have been having a blast with it. This cartridge is full of the cutest snow men you have ever seen. If you don't have a copy, you can find one here. I got the idea for making a 3-D window from bug junkie. You can see here version here. So, here is my version. I put a Christmas tree complete with garland inside the window.
The window and the tree inside are cut from the Christmas Solutions cartridge. Gotta love those cricut rewards! I cut the window on blackout to be the backdrop. I dressed the snow people in outfits from Basic Grey and added a little polar white flower soft to the window and the tops of their heads. All supplies can be purchased from Stamping

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Thanksgiving Turkey

Our challenge on Scrappy Frogs is to create a project featuring something that has to do with Thanksgiving Dinner. I found this adorable digital stamp called turkey talk and had to use it for this challenge. I used the oven on the From my Kitchen cartridge. I love how you can see the little eyes peering out at you while the door to the oven is closed.
I took a piece of paper and folded it in half and glued one half to the inside of the oven and the other half to the back side of the oven door layer so that I could open the door to expose the nervous turkey inside. I also added the sentiment Got Ham to the inside of the door. The trick is to put some repositionable glue along the edges of the door so that it will stay closed, but be able to open when you want to expose Mr. Turkey.

I matted the oven to a piece of paper cut with the Martha Stewart around the page loop punch set. I love that punch set- it's a good thing. I would love to see what you can come up with so hop on over to Scrappy Frogs and show us your Thanksgiving Dinner project.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Penguin Challenge

The challenge for the week on the Bitten by the Bug blog is to create a project using the penguin from the Joys of the Season cartridge. I love this blog, but rarely play along. I think I'm intimidated by how good their cards are. Anyway, I decided to give it a try this week. This is my card. I cut 2 penguins from the cartridge and decided to dress them up with some of the cuteoutfits that come with the newly released Snow Friends cartridge. I widened the skirt a little so it would fit on the penguin and then gave her some earmuffs. For the little guy, I used the scarf. The paper used on the skirt, scarf, and ear muffs is from the new Basic Grey line Eskimo Kisses. The background paper is from another Christmas Basic Grey line I think Figgy Pudding. I cut some hills from the Everday Paper Dolls cartridge and embossed them with my cuttlebug.

I used the new Core'dinations white wash paper with a blue core and then sanded the embossing to bring the blue out. To finish the card off, I cut some snowflakes (also from Joys of the Season) and stamped a sentiment on a tag. I colored white embroidery floss with a blue copic marker to make it blend with the rest of the card.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Time for Fall

I had a lot of fun doing Christmas cards, but I need to try and mix in a few fall/Thanksgiving cards as well. This image is from the Magnolia So Spooky collection and is called witch Tilda with pumpkins, however, to me her witch hat looks a little smooshed almost like a pilgrim hat. So, I am using her for Thanksgiving cards. I colored her with some fall colors and cut her into a tag. I added a little of the Autumn flowersoft to make it look like she was sitting in a pile of fall leaves. I matted the tag on some orange paper embossed with the pumpkin harvest folder. Then I added a sentiment, colored a petaloo flower with my orange copic to make it match and finished it off with an acorn in the center. So, what's the verdict- pumpkin or witch? I will be using this card for the cuttlebug spot fall card challenge this week.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Christmas Cards Already?

I know it's probably a little early to start posting the Christmas projects, but I just really loved the way these two turned out. I decided to make 2 different versions of the same card. One more vintage and traditional looking and one that was a little more playful. Nearly all the supplies used on these cards can be found at For this first one, the vintage card, I used Basic Grey Wassail paper and the vintage Christmas flowersoft. I have to

admit I bought this stamp because I thought the wreath would be perfect for the flowersoft and I think it turned out really well. I colored the image with copic markers then I cut it out with labels 4 nestabilitie and chalked the edges with some shimmery gold chalk. I added the vintage christmsas flowersoft to the wreath. I went over the bright white lace with some distress ink to make it blend in more with the rest of the card and finished it off with some felt snowflakes. Here is a close up of the wreath so that you can see the texture of the flowersoft. It's very realistic looking.
This is my second version of the card, the more playful version. I used Cosmo Cricket's Jolly by Golly paper for this card. I used the same layout and image for the card. This time I colored the Tilda in brighter colors. I also used something different on the wreath this time. Here is a closer
look at the wreath. I used Irish Green sparkly fluff flock on the wreath this time so that it would coordinate better with the papers. This stuff is really cool. It is flock with a little sparkle thrown

in. It is hard to see the sparkle in the picture, but it's there. I also added some cotton candy flock to the trim and the pompom of her hat. This time I left the lace white and added a couple of flowers to finish off the card. I had a lot of fun with these cards and I'm excited to get a head start on my Christmas cards!