Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Latest News (The Cuttlebug Spot)

Weekly projects for The Cuttlebug Spot will be available on Tuesdays now instead of Mondays.  Also, the Cuttlebug Spot is going to be a part of a blog hop in November. So watch out for details here soon.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Welcome Fall - The Cuttlebug Spot

Hi all! As I was taking photos of my project I realized this one's for the 25th of October! I couldn't believe how fast this month has flown by!!!

This week, we are supposed to make something around the theme, WELCOME FALL. Last week, as I was battling those terrible sinus headaches and allergies, I got a package in the mail from Lawn Fawn. I had forgotten that (the week before that) I had ordered their Harvest Season stamp set! But I was too sick to even mess with it! So as I was checking my calendar for stuff I needed to do this week, I found that I could actually use the new stamp set that I got to make this week's project! : )

The supply list is right below the photo. Since I have been so careless, I cannot remember the name of the embossing folder I used. It's the one with the big dots and bubbles (it seems like). And the Bo Bunny paper I used is one that I have had in my stash for the longest time. I just know it's Bo Bunny because i labeled it Bo Bunny but didn't write which collection it is from. All I know is that the other side of it, is SPORTS! I guess that's why I have never used it, but I never did look at the other side of it until I started looking for papers to use on this project.

Supplies used:

4.25 in by 5.5 in (A2) Lemon Tart cardstock from Paper Trey Ink
Bo Bunny Revesible Heavy Weight Paper
Vintage Cream cardstock from Paper Trey Ink
Distress Inks
Ink Blending Foams
Color Box Chalk Inks in Lime Pastel and Lipstick Red
Lawn Fawn Harvest Season Stamp Set
Markers for coloring
White Embossing Powder
VersaMark Ink

Now go to The Cuttlebug Spot and join in the fun! : )

Monday, October 18, 2010

Halloween Card - The Cuttlebug Spot

Hi all! Here's my post for the Cuttlebug Spot. I have been battling sinus headaches on and off all week... Today is the very first day that I have actually felt like my old self. :) 

This is an A2 card. I used kraft cardstock for the card base. I used the skeleton scroll embossing folder and embossed a 5.25 in by 4 in vintage cream cardstock from Paper Trey Ink. I used distress inks to create this halloween-ish effect for the background. I cut the tree from the Stretch Your Imagination cartridge. The moon is from the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge out of a bright yellow cardstock, I used the same distress inks to give it some color. 

It's your turn! Play along with us at The Cuttlebug Spot. See you there!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Halloween Treat Holder

I have to admit, if there was one, I would have to say I am the Halloween Scrooge. This is mainly because where I grew up, Halloween isn't considered a Christmas-like holiday... It is observed rather solemnly as opposed to the very festive, fun holiday it is here in the US. I have been here four years and not one Halloween in all of my four years here have I participated in trick or treat. Not that I hate Halloween, it's the fact that I couldn't get into it as I do the other holidays.However, this year I have vowed that I will be giving away treats to my friends' kids because they are soooooooo cute and I will be giving away treat bags to my husband's students both in the grade school and high school also. 

Anyway, for Cuttlebugspot this week, I made these two treat holders:

This first one is made out of almond cans. My husband and I love almonds and I buy them a lot in these cans. I have been saving the cans and decorate them just like I did this treat holder to make into pen/pencil holders, i store odds and ends of ribbons in them too. But as of right now, there's a dozen of these Halloween decorated cans all over my house with a handful of treats in them and my husband is loving it! : )

For the life of me, I cannot remember the name of the paper collection that I used in this project. It has been in my stash for a while and I can't remember where all these things came from or where I got them. I used Divine Swirls to emboss the orange cardstock behind the jack-o-lantern. And I heat embossed the sentiments in both tags I used. 

While I was finishing up my halloween can, I found a brand new, unopened thing of brown lunch bags in my pantry. And since I had some left over paper, I went ahead and made a treat holder out of it too. I am thinking it will be great to just hand these out on trick or treat night to my much favored kids! : )

I used the Skeleton Scroll embossing folder to emboss an antiqued piece of paper. Then I dabbed some black ink to make the skulls show up a bit more. The papers I used on this came from that same unidentified stack I had... For all we know, they probably don't all belong to the same collection. LOL I added googley eyes to my spider there and a yellow bow on her head. : ) I heat embossed the word BOO on black cardstock.

It's your turn, go back to the Cuttlebugspot and play along! : )

Monday, October 4, 2010

Believe in the Magic of Christmas -- My entry for Stamping Bazaar's First Christmas Challenge (for Operation Write Home)

This is my entry for The Stamping Bazaar's First Christmas Challenge for Operation Write Home. I used the emboss-resist technique for the image, I used Ranger's Broken China to color in the background. I also embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder. The card base is Poppy Red from Paper Trey Ink and it measures 5.5 in x 4.25 in. 

My First Project for the Cuttlebugspot -- Fight Like A Girl

I have had the hardest time trying to figure out what to make for my first project for Cuttlebugspot... One, because my very young Aunt beat her battle with breast cancer about a year ago. Second, I have had so many things go through my mind when I saw this week's theme it was difficult to condense all of them into one A2 card. As a matter of fact, I have made 5 cards using every technique I know. Until I found the image that I used on my card. Today's winner at the CuttlebugSpot will win a gift card from Custom Crops!

I know that we were only supposed to to make one project for the challenge but I didn't want to waste the second image I accidentally printed out. The sentiment and the image are digitally printed.

Both cards are standard size (5.5 in by 4.25 in). Both kraft and dark chocolate cardstocks (I used for card base) are from Paper Trey Ink. I used Bird Call Cuttlebug Folder to emboss the green paper I used to mat the image on the first card. I embossed it sideways so only the grass blades would show, to give it some dimension. Then I used some dimensional adhesive to mount the image on to the card. 

I used Stylized Flowers Cuttlebug Folder and embossed the whole front of the second card with it. I used some pink Core'dinations cardstock to frame the window and used my We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper to round the corners on both cards. I also used my white gel pen to make faux stitching lines. 

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Happy Crafting Everyone!

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