Friday, February 26, 2010

Just Buggin' Blog Hop!!

Welcome to the Just Buggin' Challenge Blog "Spring Into Spring" Blop Hop, sponsored by the Just Buggin Design Team!

If you've just happened upon my blog, you can CLICK HERE to start from the beginning at the Just Buggin' Challenge Blog. You should have arrived here from Stephanie's Blog!

Each of the Just Buggin' Designers has created a Spring project to share with you! My project uses the ever versatile "Base Camp" font cartridge! I chose this font because I wanted basic letters for my title. To add something a little different to my project, I decided to cut the actual letters using duplicates of my photos! This is a great way to use up those "not so great" photos you have around. There are severals ways to do this using your Cricut... I used the "Center Poing" feature on my Cricut Expression. I simply stuck my photo to the mat & moved the blade to where I wanted the center of letter to be... then selected Center Point and Cut! Then I used the Shadow Feature to cut a shadow to match out of coordinating patterned paper to help separate each letter & make it pop!

Thank you for joining us during the Just Buggin' Challenge Blog "Spring Into Spring" Blog Hop! Now you want to "hop" on over to Samantha's Blog to see her wonderful Spring project!

Have A Great Day!!


Monday, February 22, 2010

Cookin' Up Creations ~ February DT Reveal

I am excited to post my 1st DT Reveal for Cookin' Up Creations!! This month, the Design Team got to play with the "U R My Favorite" line from Nikki Sivils!

This fun, whimsical line can be used for so many different themes! Because the paper has so many fun little elements & stands so well on it's own, I felt I really didn't need a whole lot of other embellies on my pages to showcase my photos & memories. :)

I hope you enjoy my creations!

Home Sweet Home Supplies Used: Nikki Sivils ~ U R My Favorite Patterned Paper; Nikki Sivils ~ Cool Cord Brad; Cardstock (Bazzill); Bling (Best Occasions); Flowers (Prima); Clear Heart (Heidi Swapp; Ink (Staz On); Border Punch (Martha Stewart); Cricut Expression; Chipboard Heart (Colorbok); Adhesive (Ad Tech Tape Runner & Misc. Foam Dot)

My Prince CharmingSupplies Used: Nikki Sivils ~ U R My Favorite Patterned Paper; Nikki Sivils ~ Cute Cut Ups; Chipboard Alphas (K&Company); Sticker Letters (unknown); Black Cardstock (Recollections); Paint (Making Memories); Chipboard Flourish (Bazzill); Stamp (Stampin' Up); Ink (Color Box & Staz On); Clear Heart (Heidi Swapp); Glossy Accents (Ranger); Bling (unknown); Embossing Poweder (Stampin' Up); Chipboard Hearts & Flowers (Colorbok); Adhesive (Ad Tech Tape Runner & Misc. Foam Dot); Border Punch (Martha Stewart)

She Loves to ReadSupplies Used: Nikki Sivils ~ U R My Favorite Patterned Paper; Cardstock (Bazzill); Flower (Prima)[ Mini Brads (Making Memories); Eyelets (Making Memories); Adhesive (Ad Tech Tape Runner & Misc. Foam Dot); Border Punch (Fiskars); Tools (Big Bite & Cricut Expression)

SpoiledSupplies Used: Nikki Sivils ~ U R My Favorite Patterned Paper; Nikki Silvis ~ U R My Favorite Cute Cut Ups; Cardstock (Bazzill & Recollections); Bling (Best Occasions); Adhesive (Ad Tech Tape Runner & Misc. Foam Dot); Chipboard Flourish (Bazzill); Paint (Making Memories); Glossy Accents (Ranger)


Supplies Used on cards: Nikki Sivils ~ U R My Favorite Patterned Paper; Nikki Sivils ~ Craft Flag; Nikki Sivils ~ Cool Cord Brad; Nikki Sivils ~ Bread(less) Tag; Black Cardstock (Recollections); Stamps (Studio g & Stampin' Up); Inks (Staz On & ColorBox); Embossing Poweder (Stampin' Up); Chipboard Hearts & Flowers (Colorbok); Adhesive (Ad Tech Tape Runner & Misc. Foam Dot)

Thanks for visiting my blog & Have A Great Day!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Prima's New Product Pick!

OK, those of you that know me, know how much I LOVE Prima!! I hate that I can't get most of these products anywhere around here!! I don't have the option to shop on-line, so I usually just get to drool over what everyone else is doing with them. If you like Prima, take a look at this month's Prima's New Product Pick!! Can't you just see these products all over pages of my girls?? *sigh* To be able to have an unlimited budget! LOL

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Lots to Catch Up On!

Good Morning, Fellow Bloggers! :)

I have lots I want to tell you about today!

First, you have to check out the beautiful February Kit ~ Love Nest, over at the Scrapbook Get-Away. It's full of beautiful textured & glittered papers by My Minds Eye, as well as lots of fun embellishments, including, glittered Thickers, doilies, buttons, brads & more!

Here are a couple of pages I created using this fun, versitile kit...

Classy ~ 8x8 Layout

(This is my beautiful niece! Unfortunately, the photo was damaged in shipping, but I just HAD to scrap them anyway! Everything on this page is from the Feburary Kit, except for the Bling, which is from Wal-Mart.)

He's My Valentine EVERY day ~ 12x12 Layout

(This is my wonderful hubby! I realized I don't scrap enough pages about him. Everything on this page is from the February Kit, except the black cardstock (generic), Clear Heart (Heidi Swapp) & Stickles (Tim Holtz/Ranger)

This cute little chipboard bird was included in the kit. His body & wing are two separate pieces. I covered each piece in a different patterned paper to ccordinate with the rest of my layout.

OK, next, be sure to head on over to the Scrap Our Stash Challenge Blog, and vote for your favorite Valentine project! There are four beautiful projects posted by some of our very talented blog readers! Vote for your favorite & the winner will be our Guest Designer for April! And, while your are there, be sure to check out this month's Scrap Our Stash Challenge!!

And finally, head on over to Cookin' Up Scrapbooking Creations!! This month's Design Team sponsor is Nikki Sivils! The Designers have been working with her wonderful, fun & whimsical products to create some amazing things!! You can check them out right on the Message Board, in the Gallery or on the Blog!

Stay tuned on Monday, February 22nd for my designs created with Nikki's products!! Here' are a couple little sneak peaks...

Thank you to all of you who continue to visit my blog!! I appreciate the time you take to comment on my creations! Have A Wonderful Day!!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Scrap Our Stash ~ February Challenge

The February Challenge over at the Scrap Our Stash Challenge Blog is to complete a project having something to do with the number 10 for 2010.

Here is my example...

On this 2-Page, 8x8 Layout, I used 10 squares (cut from scraps of paper) & added 10 purple gems (from my stash) to add some extra sparkle). Other supplies: Patterned Paper (Best Occasions - WM); Bling Flourishes (Best Occasions - WM); Border Punch (Martha Stewart); Cricut Cartridge (Storybook)

For your project, you can use 10 of anything - such as 10 buttons, or 10 pictures - it could also be the sum total of 10 such as 7 brads and 3 pictures - it can be anything having to do with the number 10. Be creative - the possibilities are endless. Your project does not have to be a card or layout - it can be anything you want to create.

Once you have completed your project e-mail a picture and a brief discription of how your project related to the number 10 to . Each entry will be posted on the blog for everyone to see.Your entry must be received by Noon on February 28th. A winner will be chosen and announced on March 1st. The winner will be offered the opportunity to be a Guest Design Team Member for the month of April.

Projects will be posted daily on the blog from the Design team, Guest Design Team and readers entries. Please use these as a source of inspiration to join in the challenge and also to scrap your stash.

We can't wait to see your 10 project.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

8x8 Wedding Album

I wanted to share the 8x8 Wedding Album that I made for my cousin & his new wife. My mom sent the photos, and I ended up doing a lot of cropping & editing & changed them all to Black & White. Then, I found some pretty monochromatic paper at Wal-Mart (Best Creation) and added touches of purple for color (wedding colors were different shades of purples). I kept the pages simple with only a feew embellishments to keep the focus on the photos. TFL!

Just Buggin' ~ Challenge #23 "Love Ya"

Challenge #23 -Love Ya

Make something for Valentine's Day using your Cricut.

This is a perfect challenge for this time of year when have an extra special day, February 14th, to share more love with family and friends.

We hope you'll join us over at the Just Buggin' Cricut Challenge Blog and add your project to Mr. Linky! I will be working on my project later this week!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

2/2 DT Challenge @ Cookin' Up Creations!

I’m excited to host my very 1st DT Challenge at Cookin’ Up Creations!!

This week, it is a “Lift Challenge”

For this challenge, I was inspired by a digital layout posted by Julie (aka mamascrapsalot)…

And here is my layout inspired by Julie’s beautiful layout…

I can’t wait to see how Julie’s layout inspires you!! Be sure to post your creation in the Cookin' Up Creations gallery, and also in the challenge thread on the message board!
Have A Great Day!