Thursday, July 29, 2010

Four More Dirty Challenges!

Hi everyone!  Here are four more projects I made for the Dare to Get Dirty Challenges on Splitcoast!  This first one is one of those little pocket New Testaments that I covered with designer paper and this wonderful scripture from Our Daily Bread designs Scripture Collection 4!  I added a little ribbon bookmark too!

And here is a Lindt chocolate bar that I covered.  Just added a pretty bow and the birthday tag!  Easy!!

I have had this little band-aid box for a couple of years now and finally altered it thanks to one of the dirty challenges!  Yay!!!  Wouldn't all the above projects make a cute little gift for someone?  You could fill the band-aid box with candy or money or a gift card or... band-aids...LOL!

Here is the last one I am showing today!  The little flowers are cut out and attached with glue dots for a little dimension.  The last three projects use the StampinUp! set called Happy Moments.  
All projects use SU! cardstock and designer papers. 

Here are all of the challenges I used:


My Siggy

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

CHA CHA CHA...Wait, I Mean...ELVIS!!!!

Hi everyone!!!  It's Be Inspired Wednesday and we at the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog 
are celebrating CHA this week!  Since most of us can't really be at CHA we decided to go 
with a musical theme.  CHA CHA CHA!!!  And really, wasn't Elvis just an incredible singer?!  
I decided to go with a simple layout and color scheme on this card.  
Black and white with just a touch of blue.  
The background was embossed with the Provocraft Cuttlebug Embossing Allegro Folder #37-1641.  
I stamped Elvis and the sweet sentiment both by Cornish Heritage Farms with Stazon black ink, cut it out and layered it with 
Spellbinders Ovals.  I added ribbon, thread and a musical charm.  
And then just for fun, I added a tiny rhinestone in the letter 'o' of the sentiment!
To see more musical inspiration, go check out the Be Inspired Wednesday creations at the 
Cuttlebug Challenge Blog!   We love having you visit!  
Hope you have a wonderful week and see you soon!

My Siggy

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Proverbs 31:30

Good morning!  I am so excited to show you this fun little project today!  Altering things around the house that I have saved for years is becoming one of my favorite things to do.  The frame on this particular plaque was originally a blue color and the design was cute but I wanted an updated look.  
I painted the frame using several colors of acrylic paint in creams and browns.  
Then I sprayed it with a brown Glimmer Mist color and sort of wiped it off a little.  

Then for the background, I embossed the designer paper with one of the new cuttlebug folders in the Preserves collection and sponged it with Tim Holtz ink.  I attached it to the plaque with Mod Podge.  
I then attached a piece of a doily, a piece of lace and a piece of velvet ribbon with glue.  
I sponged this a little bit too to dirty it up a bit!  
The little flower is actually several prima flowers glued together.  
My DT sister Patter showed us how to do this on her blog!  
Thanks Patter!

I chose to use the scripture that I submitted for the Scripture Collection 4 set!  When I read it, it reminds me to strighten up!!!  LOL!  Seriously, I love this scripture and was honored to have been able to have it made into a stamp!  Thank you for that Kelley!  I stamped it with Versamark and Memento Brown ink and clear embossed it.  I cut it out and layered it with Spellbinders circles and framed this with the Spellbinders Lotus Die!  I added the button and Zva pearls to finish it up!

And that's it!  I really appreciate y'all taking the time to visit with me today!  We invite you to join us for our monthly blog hop this coming Sunday the 1st.  You are gonna love the new sets coming out for August!

My Siggy

Monday, July 26, 2010

A Little Sneak Peek!

Good morning!  Hope you all I had a great weekend!  I did!  
I got to play in the Dare to Get Dirty challenges this weekend!  
I used a set here that is a sneak peek of two new sets coming out August 1st by
Be sure to visit the  
on the first for our monthly blog hop!  
We look forward to having you spend some time with us!  You will LOVE these new sets!!!!

Here are the challenges I participated in with this card:


Thanks to the Dirt Pile at SCS for a fun week of challenges!  Seriously, if you are not a Fan Club Member, you should really consider it!  You will be seeing more of my DTGD10 projects in the next few days!  
Thanks for visiting and see you soon!

My Siggy

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Christmas Around the Clock Challenge

Good Morning to you!!! Hope you are enjoying our Christmas in July Festival over at the
Cuttlebug Challenge Blog!
We have been having so much fun bringing you different projects every day!
I promised on Friday that you would see the card to match my little scrapling and here it is!

The finished size is 4 1/4 x 4 1/4. I have a layer of red under a layer of white that is embossed with the Provo Craft Cuttlebug Holly Ribbons Embossing Folder #37-1927. I stamped the sentiment from the Our Daily Bread designs set called Peace and Joy and cut it out with a Spellbinders Oval and Scalloped Oval. Then I added the snowflakes from Provo Craft Cuttlebug Die 2x2 Snowflake #2 #37-1538. I added glitter and red rhinestones to each snowflake. Then I finished the card with wide red ribbon. The bow is made with a Bow Easy.

Now for the challenge!

1. Make a Holiday card, any size, using mostly white and just one other color.
2. Add something glittery! (Glitter, Glimmer Mist, Rhinestones, etc.)
3. Have fun!!!
 To link your project go to the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog and look for LinkZ!
I look forward to seeing your creations!

Thanks for visiting with me and see you soon!

My Siggy

Saturday, July 24, 2010

More Dare to Get Dirty Challenges

Hi everyone!  I've got three cards to show you today!  I've been feverishly working on some Dare to Get Dirty projects and some DT Projects the last few days.  I'm saving some for the next few days.  If you aren't a member of the Fan Club at SCS, you are really missing out on some fun! 

This card above uses Our Daily Bread designs set called Blessed Christmas 
and is for the following challenges:


And this sweet little image is a Pure Innocence Digi Stamp from Digi Stamp Characters.  The sentiment is from a Taylored Expressions set called Christmas Blessings.  

Here are the challenges I followed for this cards:


And last but not least, I used the StampinUp! set called Happy Moments for this card
and it fits the following challenges:


Thanks for visiting today and see you soon!

My Siggy

Friday, July 23, 2010

Christmas Scrapling

Good Morning!!!!  This week's Christmas Festival in July at the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog is going strong!  Today is my day to share a fun little way to make a gift tag for your Christmas gifts.  It's called a scrapling and you can use this idea all throughout the year.  It's so easy and a great way to use up all those little scraps too!

One sheet of 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock will make the bases for two 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 square cards and two 1 1/4 x 4 1/4 scraplings.  Just cut your cardstock in half to make two regular 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 card bases.  Go ahead and score the fold in your cards.  Then cut a 1 1/4 strip off of one end.

Now you are ready to create your projects.  Two cards, two scraplings!  One thing about this size greeting card is that it will fit inside a regular envelope rather than needing a square envelope.  Saves you money on envelopes and postage!  Every little bit helps!  

The scrapling I made matches a card you will see on Sunday for one of our Christmas Around the Clock challenges.  Hope you will join us for more Christmas in July Cuttlebug Fun!  I added a layer of red and then a layer of white embossed with the Provocraft Cuttlebug Holly Ribbons Embossing Folder #37-1927.  The word Joy is masked from a set called Peace and Joy from Our Daily Bread designs and is cut out and matted with a Spellbinders circle and scalloped circle die.  The snowflakes are Provocraft Cuttlebug
Die 2x2 Snowflake #2 #37-1538.  I added glitter and red rhinestones and attached to the scrapling.  I punched a hole at the top and threaded ribbon through to finish the tag!

Well, what do you think?  Fun?  I hope you enjoyed this little project and that you are inspired to create these for your gifts during the holidays and all through the year!  Thanks for joining me today and hope you have a wonderful day!

My Siggy

Thursday, July 22, 2010

WOW! Ten Challenges!!!

Hey everyone!!!!  

I challenged myself to do as many challenges on one card as I could and I got to 10!!!  


Here are the challenges I am participating in with this card:

TSTR19-In the Garden
CTD102-Marina Mist, Wild Wasabi, Not Quite Navy (no Marina Mist yet but pattern in the dp is close)

The scripture is from the new set called Bless This Home by Our Daily Bread designs.  I framed it with this new Cuttlebug Embossing Plus called Chic Circle Frame (It embosses and cuts at the same time!) and a Spellbinders circle and scalloped circle.  I pierced the near the bottom above the border with Spellbinders Piercabilities that I have only used once!  The bottom border was done with the Spellbinders Renaissance Hearts Borderabilities.  I made the flower with several Prima flowers added together to create the blossom that I saw on Patter's blog recently. 
I sponged everything with Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress Ink. 
All cardstock and designer paper is from SU!  The Martha butterflies, branches and  
Zva pearls finish the card!  Oh and the bow was done with my Bow Easy!

Thanks for visiting with me today!!!!  See you soon!

My Siggy

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Christmas In July Cuttlebug Style!

This week at the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog, we are cooling off from these hot summer temperatures by celebrating Christmas!  All week, we have fun things to share with you!  
Today, is our weekly Be Inspired challenge and we have a sketch challenge for you!  
This sketch was created by fellow DT, Diane!
What a great sketch!  For my card, I used a pretty pale blue cardstock piece
from Core'dinations and ran it through my Cuttlebug with the 
I sanded it so the pretty blue would show through.  The stamp set I have used is called  
Peace & Joy from Our Daily Bread designs.  The snowflake is trimmed very closely 
and I also cut out a little from areas in the center.  A couple of more little tidbits about this card,
the pearls were originally white and I colored them with Copic marker #100.  
The bottom strip for the sentiment is actually what fell off after cutting the Spellbinder Grand Lace Border.  And lastly, I sprayed the whole thing with Pearl Glimmer Mist! 

We hope you will join us at the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog for today's challenge 
and for the rest of this week for more Christmas In July fun!  
Thanks for stopping by today!  

Here are the supplies I used for this card:

Ga Pacific Cardstock
Sanding Block
SU! Pearls
Spellbinders Grand Lace Border
Spellbinders Circle Die
Pearl Glimmer Mist
Copic Marker #100

My Siggy

Monday, July 19, 2010

DTGD and Color Throwdown

Having a little fun with the dirty challenges and the color throwdown!  Love these colors together! 
The image and scripture are from Our Daily Bread designs' new set called

I combined four challenges to make the card.  
Unfortunately, I'm a few minutes late for the Color Throw Down but that's ok! 
I'm playing anyway!


Here are the supplies I used:

SU! Kraft and Black Cardstock
SU! Kiwi Kiss and Baja Breeze Designer Paper
Black Rhinestones
SU! Tiny Flower Punch
Black Trim

Thanks again for stopping by! 

My Siggy

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Prayers and Blessings

Hi everyone!  Hope you all have had a great weekend! 
I decided to play in a few challenges today!  


This beautiful stamp set is from Our Daily Bread designs and is called Bless This Home.
 Thanks for stopping by!  See you again soon!

Supplies I used for this card:

SU! Naturals White and Confetti Tan Cardstock
Ga Pacific White Cardstock
DCWV Linen Closet Designer Paper
Copic Markers
White Twill

My Siggy

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Be Inspired #92

Good Morning!  Hope you all are doing good!  
Today, our challenge at the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog, is to create something inspired by garden creatures or creepy crawley's!  See the little bee?  That's as creepy crawley as I wanted to get!  LOL!  I am using the LeLovely Collection of Designer Papers and Chipboard stickers from Cosmo Cricket!  So cute!!!  The background layer is embossed with the Provocraft Cuttlebug Floral Fantasy Embossing Folder #37-1806.  The little bee is cut with the Provocraft Cuttlebug 2x2 Garden Creatures Die #37-1212.  I thought this wonderful scripture from the Our Daily Bread designs stamp set called Get Well, was perfect for this card.  Thanks for visiting with me today!  
To see more creepy crawley inspiration, visit the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog!  
We love to see you each week!!!

Here are the supplies I used for this card:

Ga Pacific White Cardstock
Spellbinders Circle Die
Spellbinders Inverted Circle Die
Organdy ribbon and Silver Cord
Foam Tape
Stazon Black Ink

My Siggy

Friday, July 9, 2010

We Will Serve

Hi there!!!  I made this for the 100th Color Throwdown Challenge!  Never would I have thought to put these colors together but they sure work!  The color challenge is Regal Rose, Real Red, Certainly Celery and Baja Breeze!  Recently I received a card that had a heart shape cut out of the front and little tiny flowers all along the heart shape!  This is my version!  The sentiment is from a wonderful new stamp set just released from Our Daily Bread designs called Bless This Home.  
Thanks for visiting tonight!  Have a wonderful weekend!

Here are the supplies I used:

Neenah White Cardstock
SU! Regal Rose, Real Red Cardstock
SU! Designer Paper
Spellbinders Heart Dies
Cuttlebug Birds and Swirls Embossing Folder
SU! Border Punch
Martha Stewart Punch
SU! Ribbon
Stazon Black Ink
Zva Pearls
Foam Tape

My Siggy

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Crown Thy Good

Good Morning!  Hope you all are staying as cool as possible during this HOT weather!  
It should be near 100 today in my area of the world! 
And what better way to stay cool than to stay inside and create!!  

I made this card following this week's Midnight Madness sketch, the Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenge to use red or blue, and The Shabby Tea Room's challenge to emboss.  I'm still using this beautiful designer paper from My Mind's Eye and I embossed it with my new StampinUp! embossing folder!  The sentiment is from one of Our Daily Bread designs' new releases this month called Our Daily Bread.  

Here are the supplies I used:
SU! Naturals Ivory Cardstock
My Mind's Eye Designer Paper
SU! Lattice Embossing Folder
Spellbinders Oval Dies
Stazon Black Ink
Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Ink

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a great day!

My Siggy

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Cuttlebug Challenge #91

Good morning!  Happy Wednesday!  
This week at the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog 
we are challenging you to use doilies and lace on your projects!  
I chose to use a crocheted doily I had purchased years ago for something or other and had never used!  
It was still attached to the store tag!  Since this is one that was not crocheted by someone in my family, I didn't feel bad about cutting it up for this card.  I attached it with Beacon's 3-in-1 Glue.  
I layered the lace on top of that and then the gingham ribbon on top of that.  
All pieces were sponged to give it that aged look.  
The scripture is from a stamp set from Our Daily Bread designs
I embossed the sheet of My Mind's Eye Designer Paper with the 

Here are the supplies I used:

SU! Naturals Vanilla Cardstock
Spellbinders Ovals
Zva Pearls
Crocheted Lace and Doily
Gingham Ribbon and Bow Easy
Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Ink
Stazon Black Ink

Thanks for visiting and hope you will go check out the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog 
and join us for this week's challenge!!!

My Siggy

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Our Daily Bread designs July Releases Blog Hop!

Welcome to the July Release Day Hop for Our Daily Bread designs!  If you arrived here from the amazing Grace's blog, then you are in the right place.  If not, just head over to the Our Daily Bread designs Blog to start from the beginning.  If there are any breaks along the way, just go back to the ODBD Blog and head to the next blog on the list from there!  
There are three wonderful prizes along the hop!  
For your chance at winning one of these prizes, just comment on each designer's blog, 
then head back to the ODBD Blog and leave a comment that you have completed the hop,
and left a comment for each designer.  If you have difficulties leaving comments at any of the blogs 
just let us know when you finish up at the ODBD Blog!  We want this to be fun and stress free!  
We appreciate you all for sharing this time with us each month!  

Now, on with the show!  

The new sets this month are so fantastic!  
The ones I am using today are called The Living Bread and Our Daily Bread.  
They can be used for so many occasions!  For this card, I followed the sketch challenge at the 
Midnight Madness blog this week and the challenge to used stripes at the 
Stampin's Sisters in Christ Blog.  The designer paper is embossed and sponged.   

 The gorgeous wheat cross is cut out and layered over a Spellbinders Cross Diecut 
with a little twine tying the two pieces together. 
After everything was put together, I sprayed the whole thing down with Pearl Glimmer Mist!
You know I can't stay away from that stuff for too long!  LOL!

Here are the supplies I used:

SU! Naturals Vanilla Cardstock
DCWV Designer Paper
Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Ink
Memento Brown Ink

Cuttlebug Textile Embossing Folder
Twine and Burlap Ribbon

Your next stop along the hop is the incredible Julie!!!  

Our hop will last until Friday night at 8pm EST, so you have plenty of time to peruse the blogs! 
Winners will be announced on Saturday morning at the ODBD Blog so check back!  
Hope you enjoy and see ya soon!!!

My Siggy


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