Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Only 5ish more days left

of on man...if it wasn't for henry's birthday and shamrock shakes, I am not sure how I would have made it this long....

right now I am battling a major case of pink is NASTY, LOL....but I just have to laugh at myself for being such a goof and getting this kind of stuff. i mean, my eye is pasted shut and leaking gross...hahahaha

And...speaking of being a goof.....GUESS WHAT'S BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! give me back that filet-o-fish...give me that fish...give me back that filet-o-fish...give me that fish... if it you were hanging up on this wall...if it were you in that sandwich you wouldn't be laughing at alll!!!!!!!!!!!

Okay...on a serious is my Cuttlebug Be Inspired #72 Project for a Wall Hanging. I used the NEW {happy dance} Webster's Lullaby Lane papers on here!!! I actually used the 6x6 paper pad and sewed them together to mimic a quilt. This is a 12x12 piece of cork and I though it would make a great wall hanging for a nursery to document all the fun little things we see every day with our little ones. The heart is one of the 6x6 diecuts and they are AMAZING!!!!

The journal cards come pre-scripted with things to document....

Some embossing with my Moraccon folder {my fave, LOL!}

And on here, I made a little booklet with the journal cards and a tag from my stash. I ran the tag through my Cuttlebug and then sprayed all sorts of Glimmer Mist on it.

Some more Glimmer Mist goodies from Tattered Angels {swoooooooon!} And I ran the Webster's journal spot through the Cuttlebug, too. I love love love to emboss patterned paper.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Banner Love

p.s. check out this fun give-a-way here at The Creative Place!!!

When I saw the challenge over at AMM, I had to jump on it...I have been wanting to make a banner for awhile now but just couldn't put my finger on what I wanted to do. I was going through my digi files and came across this fun little camera album from Mushy over at Little Dreamer Designs. I won a GC there during the Pencil Lines blog hop. So, I printed it and went with it...

These glitter hearts are from Kiki Art...they are AWESOME! you get an entire 12x12 sheet of them in rainbow colors.


New Prize over at the Cuttlebug Challenge blog!

We are giving away THREE of these...

and ONE of these....{a must have on my list for sure!}

How to enter:
1. Leave comments on posts from the 15th to 3rd of March, as many times as you wish..
2. Become a follower.
if you enter the Cuttlebug challenge here that gives you 5 extra additional entries..
Winners will be announced on the 4th!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Cuttlebug Be Inspired Challenge No. 71

Wahoo Wednesday!

That is what I like to call if for the Cuttlebug Be Inspired Challenges. Today's challenge is to stitch on a layout.

We are being sponsored by:

Crop stop is giving 3 winners 2 folders each of the European release. Isn't that great? They are retailing at $8.99 each. So check out the blog for more deets.

Here is my layout:

TIP: you don't just have to embossing cardstock. Patterned paper looks FABULOUS embossed with your Cuttlebug.

Of course, their is some Core'dinations in there ;)!!!!!!!!

It is based on a sketch from Scrapbooking From the Inside Out's crop this weekend. They had an AMAZING crop that focused on loving yourself. It was awesome! I am glad I joined over there, what an inspiring place.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Caardvarks and the weekend!

Have you ever been to the Examiner? Maggie from the Cuttlebug Challenge blog pointed this out to cool is this??? click here ...that's my layout! ;) OH and make sure you check out Sarah Hodgkinson's blog here. She is doing a give-a-way with some CORE! AND her blog is loaded full off inspiration. Gorgeous work, I always drool over her stuff. AND Heather Bowser is doing a give-a-way, too! Those Core girls are soooo generous! Wait til you see that cute layout she has posted.

So I have been working on some fun things this week while it has been snowing. I feel like I should have been more productive but that snow can make you lazy, LOL! I did hit up the elliptical everyday this week which has me psyched.

Here is my card for the Caardvarks Get Published challenge. I used the same concept that I did here with my Websters Pages/Tattered Angels post. I used Bazzill tulle by the foot and made a knot and then kept the knot loose and pulled another, shorter piece through it to make it look like the poofy train of a gown. I raised the images and added a myStampBOX sentiment stamp. I also used my paint brush and some Glimmer Mist to accent the shadows of the dress form {the dress form is a hybrid Webster's image using their new digi images here}. I opened the bottle of the mist and you know where the glimmer settles? {you have to lay it on its side}...well, I just dipped my brush in all that yummy glimmer --you can't shake it! --and then painted it on the card where I wanted to accent the dress form.

Here is an extra close-up {if that is even a word, LOL!} so you can check out where I brushed the Marshmallow Glimmer Mist.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Welcome to Be Inspired # 70

First off, I want to thank Betty and Maggie for letting me take a little break for a few months to get some things in order and I am so excited to be BACK with Wednesday's Be Inspired challenge. And if you are here for the mStampBOX blog here when you are done ;)

Don't forget to check out the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog and this month's challenge/contest to leave as many comments as possible on the blog! click here for more info on that...

Today's Challenge was to incorporate fabric into your layout...see this cool circle pattern? That is some vintage fabric that I found hidden in a compartment in the stool that came with Brian's Pap's sewing machine. SO COOL! I have been dying to use it and it I just loved the yellow, red and teal combo so I tore into my Core'dinations right away and this is what I came up with...I know the photo of owen is a bit scraptastic but I just love him all sweaty, intense and smiley. I just envisioned him growing up on me ;)

Then I ran my Sassafrass alphas and my Thickers through my Cuttlebug. Anything sticky like that, just put wax paper behind it and the peel off. For the Thickers, use your C mat and a shim and you get the perfect impression.

The fabric strips are Studio Calico.

AND I used my NEW """>Shimmerz Pearlz on the button...LOVING them!

Monday, February 08, 2010

myStampBOX Just add Sweets Blog Hop

Welcome to the Welcome to the Just Add Sweets Blog Hop with myStamp BOX today!
If you have just happened upon my blog today, you may want to head to the start of the blog hop today, the myStamp BOX blog.

Here is our Just Add Sweets Blog Hop schedule just in case you missed anyone: -
Ellen Sosnoski ----> you are here! ;)

The design team's challenge was to take the theme of our blog hop and apply the colours of white, pink and orange to their creations. For participating in the blog hop by leaving a comment on each and every participating myStamp BOX designer's blog, you have a chance to win a set of brand new stamps sets being released this month! So leave a comment on all the blog posts and then return to the mSB blog and tell us what you favourite project was along the way for a chance to win! Have fun! Please hop along to the next designer........ Kim to check out her sweet work!

I absolutely love hot chocolate and coffee and ANYTHING warm during this cold, cold weather we have here in Northeast PA so I wanted to create a sweet treat around different ways I can carry my hot cocoa to and from work and running around. You and find these alterable mugs at your local craft store and use your paper from your stash and OF COURSE, your mSB stamps! and you know how I love to alter these coffee coozies, LOL! They are THE perfect gift and they are FREE! I know my scrubster will love carrying his coffee around in this on Valentines Day ;)

I used the Symbols set {these are so cute and fun!} and Colorful Companions and Straightforward Sets {see bottom of post for those images}

to stamp these butterflies, just mix some paint and modgepodge, cover your stamp lightly with the mixture, stamp and then add glitter!

here is a close up of another butterfly I made. My super talented scrapbooking guru whom I am always inspired by, Susan Stringfellow, had this challenge to mix paint and modgepodge so I gave it a whirl...

Here are the images of the stamp sets I used

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Websters Plus Tattered Angels =

Win a mSB stamp set here!!!

Websters and Tattered Angels did a product swap so we got some awesome TA goodies!!! I swear I am the luckiest girl in the world!

oh..before I get started on the scrapping stuff...rib off was a BLAST! soooo much fun...i will get some pics posted when I get them loaded. I have to say I smelled like meat the next morning, LOL...GROSS! but yummy while we were tasting ;)

In addition to Websters papers and trim, I used Deep Plum and English Ivy Glimmer Mists and the Nature Field Notes Screen Print clear stamps from Tattered Angels.

I sprayed the Deep Plum Glimmer mist on the Webster's pink trim and it altered the color from pink to purple. It took about 10 pumps to get it coated and it dried very quickly. I used the Field notes screen print to create the stamped image along the bottom. I used my brayer and plastic mat {TA puts very easy directions on the back of these stamps} and then Suede Glimmer Mist. I sprayed my mat, rolled the brayer across it, let it dry a bit and then stamped my image.

This is what the trim looked like before the Deep Plum Glimmer Mist....


I had so much fun the first time that I made a coordinating card!!!!!!!!