Thursday, April 29, 2010

TheBugBytes - Design Team

Hi Crafters! I have some fun news today.....I am going to be part of The Bugbytes design team!

Make sure you stop by and check out the other design team members....we are going to really have some fun!

Hope you all have a great day!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

A few baby shower items

Hi Crafters! thank you for the well wishes! I really appreciate them! I am feeling better and I have been working on a few items for my daughters baby shower this weekend.

The first is a diaper bag, burping towel and wipes case. I started making these when my granddaughter was born and they have quickly become a "staple" for baby shower gifts lately!

The diaper bag is very large, I created the bag pattern myself after seeing something similar at a sewing center. The wipe case is covered with the same fabric as the bag, if you search on Youtube for "diaper wipe case" you will find many videos on how to cover these. The last item is the burping towel, this is basically a prefolded diaper that I fold a little smaller and add the decorative fabric on the top and bottom.

I still have a few more items to complete, one will be a diaper is turning out really cute! I can't wait to show you it!

Then, of course, I had to create a card for the shower.

I used my Gypsy to design this card, it was super easy. Using the "New Arrival" cart, I selected the baby buggy image. I copied and flipped the image and then welded together to create the card. I cut the layers out of blue, blue gingham and grey cardstock and inked the edges. I added a bow and a stamped a baby sentiment from PTI's Bitty Baby set. I also added some highlights with my white gel pen.

Well, I'm off to create some more items......thanks for looking and have a wonderful day!


Tuesday, April 27, 2010

MIA this week!

Hi Crafters! I have MIA this week...I have had a terrible sinus infection that has really knocked me out! I am starting to feel better and I have been working on a few projects for my daughters baby shower this weekend. I will post sometime this week....Hope you all are having a great week!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

New Sketch Challenge - OCC

Happy Thursday Crafters! There is a new sketch challenge over at OCC Sketch Challenge

For my card this week, I decided to pull out one of my favorite stamp lines...Peachy Keen Stamps...I just love this little happy flower!

I started with PTI Spring Moss cardstock and Plum Pudding. The designer paper is also from PTI. I colored the image with my Copics and colored the ribbon with my Copics also! I just love my Copics!

Please stop by the OCC Challenge Blog this week, and check out the other design team members samples, they are really cute this week...and while you are along! We would love to see what you create!

Thanks for looking and have a super Thursday!


Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Project Tuesday - Spiral Card

Happy Tuesday crafters! Today at Project Tuesday we have a really fun card! It is a spiral card! I hadn't created a card like this it was fun to try something new!

For my card, I used my new cricut cart "Create a Critter"! I just love this cart it has soooo many possibilities!

I started with Bazzel cardstock and the designer paper is from a new paper pad from HL. I cut the words Happy birthday, and the presents with my cricut. I didn't have any ribbon to match the Bazzel cardstock, then I remembered the tip I received during my Copic certification class...take white ribbon and color it with your make a custom ribbon color! So that what I did! I love that idea! Now for the fun part of the card......

When you open up the card it has a spiral piece of cardstock with some additional embellishments on the inside! Don't you just love that little "party snake" He is sooo darn cute! I just had to add him to the inside of this card....and the sentiment is from a new stamp set I purchased from Inkadinkado called "kid quotes". It is a super stamp sent with quotes from kids!

If you have time, be sure to stop by Project Tuesday and check out the other design team members cards! and play along! We would love to see what you create!

Thanks for looking and have a wonderful day!


Saturday, April 17, 2010

New Page layout using Robotz cartridge

Hi Crafters! Well, I did it! I went and purchased the Robotz cartridge at the "M" sale this week! I told myself I didn't really need it, but when it went on could I resist!!!

So, I got busy creating this layout highlighting my oldest grandson, Coy.

I really like how this turned out...the paper is from HL, The Paper Studio, it fit this cartridge so well!

I am using my gypsy to design my layouts, this makes it soooo easy to change things up if I don't like what I created. Once I have the layout design finished, then all I do is cut away! I will try to do a video on this technique in a few days..I just don't have time today...By the way, the Robotz cart does have a lot of little layering be ready to spend some time putting these cute little guys together...but I think they are worth it!

The title "Bolts about you" I created also on my gypsy using the font and font shadow images from the Robotz cart. I welded the letters together and then welded the shadow images as well, I can show you how to do that on the video is very easy.

Well, I'm off to my very busy day...thanks for looking and have a wonderful weekend!


Thursday, April 15, 2010

Page layout using Create a Critter

Hi crafters! Today I have a scrapbook layout to show you! I am using the new Create a Critter cart, I am in love with the cart! It is sooooo easy to use and some really cute little critters!

For this page, I used the following cuts from the Create a Critter cart, a few others....and my gypsy

Rectangle is cut from the George and Basic shapes cart at 5.28 x 11.04

Scallop border is from Straight from the nest 2 images sized at 5.94 x 1.00 welded together to make a longer border

Lets hang out is from Create a Critter cut at 4.20 x 3.43 as well as the Lets word cut in another color

Circle is cut from George and Basic shapes at 7.88 x 7.43

leaves are from the Create a Critter cart cut at 1.77x 2.46 I also cut the shadow at the same size

monkey is from the Create a Critter cart cut at 2.53 x 3.29 as well as his layers and shadow

vine is also from the Create a Critter cart cut at 1.13 x 3.69

All the paper is from Bo Bunny, and the words are rub ons I found in my stash drawer...I have no idea who they are from.

Thanks for looking and have a great day!


Wednesday, April 14, 2010

New card from Once Upon a Princess

Hi Crafters! Today I decided to use the new cart "Once Upon a Princess" to make a card! I really love this cart! I can't wait to use it more, but I only had a short time to put this turned out really cute!

This is the butterfly image from the cart, I cut the image at 2 3/4 and the layer behind the image is also from the cart. I cut the layer at 2 3/4 also, it was a little long on each side, so I just snipped off a bit. The cute little sentiment is from Lauren Meaders stamps set.

Thanks for looking everyone, and have a great day!


Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Project Tuesday - Card Purse

Hi crafters! Today is Tuesday!!!! and we have a new project challenge at Project Tuesday and it is a fun one!

We are making a Card Purse!!!

This card purse holds up to 4 cards and envelopes. I decided to start of making the card purse using SU close to cocoa cardstock, the designer paper is from Basic Grey and the stamps are from Waltzingmouse.

I colored the images with my Copics and added some brown felt I cut with my Cuttlebug and scallop nestie and layered behind the cute little bird image, then I cut matching paper from Basic Grey using my nestie labels frame and cut both the designer paper and chip board, and layered the paper on top of the chip board for a thicker look.

I created my cards to match the card purse using a different stamp image from the set.

This was super easy to make, so give it a try. You can find the directions at Project Tuesday and while you are there, be sure to take a peek at the other design team members projects they are awesome!

Thanks for looking and have a great day!
Cindy B

Sunday, April 11, 2010

I'm Copic Certified!!!!

Hi crafters!!!! Well, it's official! I am now Copic Certified!!!! Now the real work begins! I spent my day in the Copic certification class taught by Sally! what a great class! I sure did learn alot about Copic's!

Now I just have to practice, practice, practice!!!!! So what did I do as soon as I got home this afternoon? I started practicing!!!! Here is my first card after certification....I like how it turned out..I'm sure I will get better after time, but I am happy with this for today!

To all my new "Copic certified" friends! Hi and I enjoyed meeting you all!
Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Friday, April 9, 2010

New Page for my scrapbook!

Hi Crafters! Boy, am I glad it is Friday!!!!!! I am going to have a busy weekend! The Creating Keepsakes Convention is in town, and I am heading over to it on Saturday...then I'm off to a Copic certification class on Sunday! I can't wait for this class! I have wanted to really learn how to use my Copics for quite a while now...and I when I found out they were coming to St. Louis..I jumped at the chance to learn from the best! I will give you all an update after my class...and most likely a sample of my "new" Copic coloring!

Ok, now for something REALLY cute! My granddaughter! This picture was taken of Brooklyn this past weekend...isn't she a doll! I really have wanted to get back into my scrapbooking.....seems I have spent a lot of time on cardmaking lately and I really miss scrapbooking. So, I decided to use my Cricut 100% on this page! I just love how it turned out!

Also, I received my new "Create a Critter" cart today!!!! and I was sooo excited, it is so darn cute that I just had to use it on this layout! Here are the carts I used for this layout:

Create a Critter for the flowers and butterfly

Just Because cards for the sentiment

Easter 2010 for the lacy border

George and Basic Shapes for the circle

Home Decor for the Florish

Gypsy Wanderings for the Scallop frame

Hope you have a wonderful weekend and thanks for looking!


Thursday, April 8, 2010

New Sketch Challenge at the OCC!

Hi Crafters!!! It's Thursday.....and you know what that means....a new sketch challenge over at OCC!

For my card this week, I am using My Minds Eye designer paper and SU cardstock. The image is from PTI "Baby Button Bits" Now you are suppose to use buttons for the center of each flower, but I just couldn't resist using my new Peachy Keen face stamps! I just love these faces!

If you have time, be sure to stop by the OCC Sketch Challenge blog and check out the other design team members cards, they are super this week!

Thanks for looking and have a wonderful day!


Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Project Tuesday - Diaper Pouch card

Hi Crafters! Today we have a new project at Project Tuesday!

It is a Diaper Pouch Card!

Isn't this cute!!!! It was so super easy to make and fun to do!

For my card, I used SU cardstock for the pouch. The flower image is from PTI, which I colored with my Copics. For the card tucked inside the pouch I used my new stamp from Lauren Meader, My Time Made Easy, and added a sentiment from one of my PTI sets.

Please make sure you stop by Project Tuesday and check out the other design team members samples for this week...they are awesome!

Thanks for looking and have a great day!


Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter

I hope everyone is having a wonderful Easter!


Thursday, April 1, 2010

I'm not suppose to tell...but...

be sure and check out the post today at Above Rubies Studio there is a secret that is leaking out!

Don't tell anyone!


New Sketch challenge at the OCC!

Hi crafters! I hope you are having great weather where you are! We sure have had super weather in St. Louis this week!

Today we have a new sketch challenge at OCC sketch challenge and it is a really fun one!

For my card, I chose to cut my circle and scallop from my Cricut. I used my Gypsy and selected a circle from "Preserves" cart and the scallop came from "Tie the Knot" cart. I believe there are several carts now that have the circle and the if you don't have the ones I used, look thru the ones you have!

I sized the circle at 5.50 on my Gypsy, copied it so I have 2 and welded them together to make the card base. The scallop circle is cut at 5.00 so it layered inside the circle. Super easy!

The stamps are from PTI as well as the cardstock and designer paper. I colored in the flowers and leaves with my Copics and added a little distressed stickles in the center.

I hope you have a few minutes to check out the other Design Team members samples today, they are really super!

Thanks for looking and have a wonderful day!