Sunday, November 22, 2009

"Identify Our Stash" over at Scrap Our Stash!

Good Sunday Morning!

I have some news to share with you all!! I was recently selected by the lovely Kathy to be on the Scrap Our Stash Design Team! This is a brand new challenge blog that will "officially" be debuting on December 1st!! The challenges will be centered around "Using Our Stash"! You know you all have one... and if you are like me... a pretty LARGE one! LOL

To get things started over there, Kathy has done a wonderful reveal of each New Design Team Member and, this morning, has posted a "Identify Our Stash" Contest! If you head on over the blog, you'll find photos from each of the 7 Designers stash. By reading their reveal and visiting their blog, you should be able to figure out which stash belongs to which designer!

I'm thinking that if you know me, mine will be pretty easy!! I'm not even going to post an actual "clue".... just browse through some of my recent creations (you won't have to browse too far), and I'll think you'll figure it out!!

I would like to share my reveal layout from the Use Our Stash blog! I chose to create a layout about my stash... One of the largest parts of my stash... My Flowers!! If you look through my stash and my creations, you'll see that on almost all of them, you'll find Flowers, Flourishes & Bling... my three favorite things! Of course, having 4 daughters to scrap makes using them easy!!

This layout uses only what was in my stash... and it all has been in my stash for a LONG time... at least 6 months or more!

Supplies Used: Patterned Paper (K&Company), Flowers (Prima), Flower Centers (Prima & Misc. Bling), Flourishes & Large title were cut with the Cricut Expression (my favorite tool!) using the Storybook & Home Decor Cartridges, and for the small title I used my Brother P-Touch label maker!

I am looking forward to the upcoming challenge at Use Our Stash, and I love to see you all come on over and join us!!

TFL & Have A Great Day!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

My Nature Girl!

Good Afternoon!!

Just wanted to share a layout I created recently!! This layout was inspired by a couple of things... the December GDT Contest over at Back Porch Memories & a wonderful Becky Fleck sketch AND by Challenge #12 over at the Just Buggin' Challenge Blog! The challenge this week is to use at least 3 Cricut die cuts on your project! Be sure to head on over there & check out all the wonderful projects from the Just Buggin' Design Team & blog members!

Supplies Used: Patterned Paper (K&Company); Flowers & Flower Centers (Prima); Bling (Misc.); Flourishes & Title (Cricut Expression Cartridges: Calligraphy Collection, Sans Serif, Home Decor)

TFL & Have A Great Day!!


Monday, November 16, 2009

One of my favorite blogs to visit...

The Prima Marketing Blog!! There is SO much inspiration there!! I also like that they put together some of their wonderful products for thier Prima Product Pick! The most recent is the GORGEOUS collection!!

I just love the yellow & orange hughes in this! Perfect for Spring, Summer & Fall scrapping!! Included in this pick is....

Today's Picks Include:
Tropics Paper-840976
New Alpha Letter Stickers in Orange and Yellow-531096, 531102
Trellis Roses in Orange and Yellow-533144, 533151
Jewel Box Butterflies-532376
Say It In Pearl Centers-530679
Sultan Centers in Autumn Gold-535094
Gypsy Petals in Burnt Orange and Goldenrod-531621
Donna Downey Wildflower Iron-On-920234
Country Elegance Hydrangeas in Orange-533465
Parlor Petals in Sunflower Yellow-534423
Crystal/Pearl swirl in Burgundy-530471
Gossamer Wings in Dark Orange-533953
Medicci Flowers in Orange-532949

Be sure to check out their blog for beautiful projects created with these products!!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Just Buggin' Challenge #11 ~ Into the Wild

This week, Challenge #11 over at the Just Buggin' Challenge Blog is to create a project with an animal Cricut die cut! If you don't have a cartridge with an animal die cut, make up your own animal, think google eyes!!

I created a layout for this challenge, and incorporated the cute little owl from the Happily Ever After cartridge. Other supplies used on this layout are some VERY old patterned paper (if anyone recognized it, let me know!!), Prima Flowers, Prima Say It With Crystals Flower Centers, Cricut Expression (Cartridges: Storybook, Calligraphy Collection, Sans Serif, Happily Ever After). The layout of this page was inspired by a sketch by Tina McDonald.

Be sure to stop on by the Just Buggin' Challenge Blog to see other great examples from the brand New Design Team!

Have A Great Day!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Sharing A Layout...

Good Tuesday Morning!!

I just wanted to share a layout I finished yesterday. It is inspired by the sketch challenge over at Color {Me} Daisy. I just LOVE Julie Bonner sketches & this one was no exception! I also played with my Cricut quite a bit for this one! I used several cartriges to create the title, flourishes & snowflakes! (Cartridges used: Storybook, Calligraphy Collection, Home Decor & Joys of the Season). Lots of layering & dimension in this too!

And, I know I already submitted a card for Challenge #10 (Just Bling It) over at the Just Buggin' Cricut Challenge Blog, but that challenge also gave some inspiration to this layout as well! I used Ranger Stickles ALL over the die cuts on this... title, flourisn & snowflakes!!

Supply Lis for Layout:
MME Patterned Paper, Bazzill Cardstock, Misc. Wal-Mart Bling, Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Ranger Stickles, Kaiser Craft Pearls, Cricut Cartridges: Storybook, Calligraphy Collection, Home Decor & Joys of the Season.

I'm off to start a new project... Have A Great Day!!


Thursday, November 5, 2009

Another Card (Just Buggin' Challenge #10)

I'm having fun over at the Just Buggin' Challenge Blog! Challenge #10 is to use glitter or glitter glue on your die cuts. If you do not have glitter, opt for rhinestones, glitter brads, etc. to add bling to your die cuts! As always, at least one Cricut die cut must be used on your project.

I used several die cuts on my card. The background bracket shape (Storybook), the stamp edged shape (Base Camp) & the flourish (Home Decor). To add some sparkle, I used Ranger Stickles on the stamped sentiment & flourish, and also added some Ranger Glossy Accents to the dots in the background. Other items used: Prima Patterned Paper & Flower, Misc. Red Gems & Tim Holtz Distress Ink.

Thanks for looking!! Have A Great Day!!

Some Cards to Share!

Hello All!! I wanted to share a couple of cards that I have been working on! These are for two of the November Challenges over at Back Porch Memories.

This 1st one is for Danielle's Packaging Challenge. The challenge is to create a layout or a card using the packaging from an embellishment. I used the backing from some Prima "Say It With Crystals" on this card (B&W Polka Dot element). I also used Jenni Bowlin Patterned Paper, Misc. Ribbon & a Stampin' Up Stamp.

The 2nd challenge is Audrey's "On Edge" Challenge. The challenge is to create a project (LO/card/altered etc.) using border punches. I used 2 different punches... one from EK Success (Martha Stewart) & one from Fiskars. I also used Prima Paper, K&Co Paper, Felt Die Cuts, Stickles & my Cricut Expression "Home Decor" cartridge.

Well, I'm off to do some more creating!! Have A Great Day!!