Friday, November 27, 2009

Just Buggin' Challenge 13

Here is my first design team project. The challenge was to sew your die cuts, it could be real machine sewing, hand sewing, stamped sewing or even pin stitching.

You can see other fun projects, or submit your own at .

I had these pictures of Lindsay on a field trip to a local horse farm with her preschool class. I whipped out my Animal Kingdom cartridge and cut out the horse at 5 inches. I wanted to give him a more realistic mane and tail. I used my Bazzil Stich'z flourishes templates and laid them out to give him a mane. My advice for you is to only do one line at a time, when I started I put the whole design on with a pencil and all the dots made my head go crazy so I had to erase and start over.

Here are the two pages, I stitched little yellow x's on the corners of the journaling box and on the focal pics on page 2.

Here they are together.

And a close up of the title. The title font is Mickey Mouse Font cut at 1 (H and A) and 3/4 the rest the letters.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Gypsy Giveaway

There is this up and coming blog called "The Gyspy Spot" and they are giving away a Gypsy, how cool is that!

All the details to enter are at this link, so go enter!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Card class cards

I mentioned in a few other posts that I was preparing for a card class for my friends. My good friend, Aura, used to teach one of these every year for us to get our holiday cards done, but she recently moved away and it was requested that I do the class.

I was a little nervous because Aura is a really, super talented Card-maker. Her designs awe me!

I got a lot of inspiration from various blogs and tweaked some designs to fit my needs. One came from Christmas with the Cricut (love that blog) and a few were inspired by posts on Split Coast stampers, and still some were my idea!

I made 5 cards, but I am going to blog about 4 because the 5th one is one of my DT projects and I will post it on the DT blog first (in a week or so :D ).

Aura is a big, big SU! user, she used to be my sales rep, so I got loads of sets from her. I made 3 of my cards using SU stuff, and 2 more that were all Cricut.

This one was from Christmas with the Cricut. I loved that they used Designer's Calendar, which was the cartridge I won for being in the Cricut Chirp spotlight. I hadn't really used the cartridge too much so was excited to be inspired by their blog. If you haven't been there it is

Here are a few using SU stamps. I pulled ideas from a variety of cards on Split Coast stampers. I love the stamp set Deer Friends. It was a Hostess set that I scored on Ebay for $22. I love it!

This one was using the Mini Mates set from SU!, the paper is from Hobby LObby. I loved this paper, it is not your typical Christmas paper but I think it is just so classy!. I stickled the ornament with black and red stickles. I used the 1 and 3/8 punch to punch through the black layer and the Happy Holidays stamp is on the inside of the card.

Like I said, there will be one more, but it is for a DT challenge so I can't share it just yet.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Just Buggin' Challenge #11- A cute little card!

I made cute little card for the Just Buggin' Challenge Blog. I was just made a member of their Design Team and although this project isn't a DT challenge,I thought I'd jump right in with this little card.

If you are a Cricut fan you can jump right in as well. The challenge was to use an animal die cut and if you don't have one you can create your own!

I used this cute little reindeer head from Doodlecharms. I also gave him a Santa hat from Doodlecharms. For some 3-D effects I gave him a bright shiny Stickles nose and a fluffy white pom pom on his hat. For a touch more whimsy I gave him oversized oogly googly eyes.

The circles and scallop circle are all from Accent Essentials. I added a little Basic Grey paper and some ribbon and a hand cut tiny "for you" tag and the front is all ready to go!

To give this darling little guy a big sense of purpose I added a little strip of the same Basic Grey on the inside to form a pocket to hold a gift card, or good ol' cash! To make the pocket I just glued the paper strip on 3 sides and slipped the card in. To gussy up the pocket a touch I added a scalloped strip of paper!

I think I am going to give this cutie to my sister-in-laws new boyfriend for Christmas, well not with a blank CVS card! This little guy is sure to make anyone smile!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Just Buggin' Design Team

There is this fun little challenge blog,, every week there is a challenge that involves using a certain Cricut cart, or a specific crafty item, like glitter. Anyway, the owner of the blog decided to create a design team. Some members will create fun projects weekly and others (like me) will make something bi-weekly.

I have so much going on with church, girl scouts, room mom stuff and just general school volunteering that bi-weekly is all I can squeeze in.

So pop over there soon and see what all these talented ladies have created to share with you!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Blog header

Is under construction... okay that' s a lie it will be soon. I have to make it on the other computer, so for how you have a Thank-oween blog to view or maybe that's Hallo-giving. Either way, soon I will be ready for THanksgiving.

Got my new HP!

So ever since I cancelled the Gypsy, I have been on the hunt for a netbook to run DS on the go. Well, I ended up getting a full laptop from HP. I got up insanely early, early as in most college kids were probably still awake from the day before!

Anyway, I was first in line to get the laptop at Wal-mart for their "Pre-Black Friday Saturday sales" I think they are supposed to have these sales every Saturday up to Turkey Day. It wasn't all that well advertised if you ask me, but the deals were pretty good.

My HP has the new Windows 7 and is awesome! I have also installed my Design Stuido on it and have been having a blast creating things. I haven't yet cut anything, but will really soon, I seemed to be bogged down right now with all my committments... yes I am a chronic volunteer :D

So hopefully after this card class I am teaching on Sunday I will be able to work on my own creations and blog about them!
Oh and just for your information I think Windows 7 rocks! It has some great features! My personal fave that I think is a Windows 7 feature and not an HP feature is Sticky Notes. I can put little digital post-its on my desktop screen to remind myself of stuff. I love it. Right now my sticky notes remind me that the girls have a pic appt tomorrow and I just deleted one that reminded me to go to McG at 1:45 and that our first Girl Scout meeting was at 3!!!