Monday, March 30, 2009

The Cuttlebug Spot ~ Challenge 24

The Cuttlebug Spot offers a great challenge this week... Double Embossing. I think I made 5 or 6 trials before thinking I'd found a good match of folders for my card this week. You take 2 folders you'd like to pair up, emboss once with the first, then using the same paper emboss it with the 2nd folder. Your first will flatten out a bit but still leave a bit of extra texture. The results of our design team are great. We'd love to see your take on this challenge so stop by and leave us a note :)
Cuttlebug A2 folders: Traffic Jam & Swiss Dots
Print paper~ K&CoMPANY- AB Lotus Tea Box
Cardstock: The Paper Co- Citron Green. This had a bit of texture to begin with also
Stamps: Magnolia- Dreamy Tilda and Inkadinkado- Chelsea Sentiments (inside)

Just Christmas and Birthday Cards ~ Sketch 25

This week at JCBC, Simone has given us layers of fun in her sketch. I really enjoyed this one and acutally made it quick which is not normal for me at all, LOL! I might have to play with it more this week and see what else I can come up with.
Paper~ Provo Craft- Holiday Slab
Stamp~ Penny Black- Season of Sharing
Misc~ Primas and brads
Simple fun :)

Monday, March 23, 2009

The Cuttlebug Spot ~ Challenge 23

Spring is in the air for all of us at The Cuttlebug Spot this week~ we've all made something feeling Spring... card, layout, altered item... whatever you're feeling creative for is just right! I am a big time fan of Mary Engelbreit. This year I have a desk calendar that brings me a lovely piece of art she has created daily. While I have many ideas swirling about to craft them... this one was absolutly perfect for our Spring challenge. For now it is just something cute to look at but I adhered it all to a clear album sheet... I may be sharing additional pages in the near future :) There are so many stunning projects created by other design team members this week. Please stop by and have a look or share your own piece of Spring with us!
Cuttlebug A2~ D'Vine Swirl and Bird Call
Paper~ DCVW Spring Stacks
Ink~ Colorbox chalk: Ice Blue, Lime Pastel, Blue Lagoon. Colorbox pigment: Lime, Canary and Pink.
Misc: Skittles and the lovely ME image

Just Christmas and Birthday Cards ~ Sketch 24

Happy Monday everyone! I missed last weeks fun due to illness in our house. We're all feeling better now and I am so excited to play again! Tanja created our fun sketch this week at JCBC. Simple elements made for simple fun for me this week! I love this cupcake cut made from Cricut - Home Decor. It's fun and playful just the way a birthday card should be. Take time to view the other DT creations and create your own card this week! There is the cutest Magnolia posted for prize. As always, thanks for stopping by!

Paper~ DCVW Sweet stack
Cricut~Home Decor for cupcake, cut at 2 3/4 inch
Cuttlebug A4~ Swiss Dots
Stamps: Studio G and Heidi Grace
Misc: Ribbon and ink

Monday, March 9, 2009

The Cuttlebug Spot ~ Challenge 21

We have a fun challenge at The Cuttlebug Spot this week... Serendipity technique embossed used somehow on your card. I had a lot of fun with this card. My son and I made a ABC fishing game using Cricut's An Ocean of Words over the weekend which is what prompted this card. He of course loves the pirate ship. He helped me by tearing the bits of paper for the backround while I made the cuts and doodled. I think we did pretty good! LOL I am really impressed with the other design team cards this week. So many different looks and ideas for this technique I definately will be trying out myself in the future. Stop by and show us your work~

Materials used:
Cuttlebug A2: D'Vine Swirl
Cricut: An Ocean of Words~ Pirate ship cut at 3 3/4, Waves 1 1/4, Seagrass 3 3/4.
Stamp: Studio G
Ship sails inked with Antique Linen Distress Ink. Ship inked with black and brown pigment ink.

Just Christmas and Birthday Cards ~ Sketch 22

Happy Monday Everyone~ Linda has a great sketch for you to play with at Just Christmas and Birthday Cards. I adore Basic Grey and knew right away the Eva collection would be perfect for my card. I adore peacocks but this stamp is delish. I stamped it with 3 colors of pigment ink for the coloring which worked just perfectly. Thanks for stopping by. Please show us your take on the sketch this week!

Materials Used
Print paper: Basic Grey~ Eva (Noble, Pannier, Decadent)
Cardstock: Making Memories~ Smooth Plum
Stamps: Basic Grey~ Birds of a Feather, Inkadinkado~ Garden Flower (Happy Birthday)
Ink: Color Box Pigment: Violet, Lilac and Pink and black for sentiment
Stampin Stuff Clear Transparent Embossing powder
Fiskars border punch: Treading Water
Misc: Primas, Brads and ribbon

Monday, March 2, 2009

Just Christmas and Birthday Cards ~ Sketch 21

Another Monday means another great sketch to play with at JCBC! This week it is my turn, my sketch, to create with. This is my 2nd sketch I've created ever... let us see what you can do with it! :) I had to do it backwards... make the card first, then the sketch. All of the DT has put their own special touches on their creations that are sure to inspire. Please stop by and give the sketch a try yourself!

The Cuttlebug Spot ~ Challenge 20

This week marks the final week of our "B's" at The Cuttlebug Spot... this time B is for bows. Any kind of bow you'd like can be made or used. For me, this was a real challenge. I have never ranked high in my bow making, often taking several hundred tries to finally get one perfect in my eye! Maybe not hundreds, but a lot that's for sure! This card was created using my "Simple Bows" tool / template. I will admit I flunked using this at first but I think I have it down now. My card is a simple Thinking of You, but you must stop by The Cuttlebug Spot to see the other DT projects! I am blown away by their creativity. I know I am inspired and am sure you will as well.

Paper: DCVW Garden Stack
Cuttlebug: A2 Border~ Frills and 4 pack Feel Better
Ribbon is Martha Stewart, bow tied using Simple Bows template
Thinking of You framed with Tag Maker square
Misc: DMC floss for stitching, holes made with Cutter Bee, edging inked with Chestnut Roan Chalk