Saturday, July 11, 2009

Recipe Book Workshop

I am so delighted with this recipe book I designed for the next Close to My Heart workshop - I just couldn't wait to share it with you! The front cover has a cut from the new Cricut cartridge , A Child's Year (the best cartridge yet!) Email me to sign up for this August workshop, or if you would just like to buy the kit with instructions, contact me for details.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Want to Win $1000 from the CuttlebugSpotcom ?

The Cuttlebug Spot is having a contest that just started today - "The Journey to 1,000"! They are trying to reach 1,000 followers by the end of July and need your help. To enter all you have to do is go to their site, sign up as follower and complete a few easy steps and you could win a $1,000 gift certificate to Custom Crops (! GO NOW and check it out at .

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Cuttlebug Challenge 39

This week's Cuttlebug Challenge was to create 1) a woodsy project - using woodland animals 2) To use the orange, turquoise and green palate and 3) to use something from nature. Well, I was really worried about using something from nature and having it look like it was not just an afterthought. I was so excited to use pine needles as a flower embellishment. I really like how the darker orange-ish brown helped to ground the design as well.

I used the Floral Screen CB folder, the cute owl stamp was "You're a Hoot" from Close to My Heart, inks were Dessert Sand and Ocean (also from CTMH) Papers were from My Mind's Eye, Basic Grey - Romani, and Pop Culture from KI Memories, the ribbon was from Quick Quotes, and Distress Stickles in Broken China.

This was just so fun! If you have never entered any challenges, you should! It really pushes you to keep making creative things and not always work in your comfort zone.

Monday, July 6, 2009

The Cuttlebug Spot - challenge 38 Make Us Laugh; funny Projects

These little frogs always make me smile! The inside of the card reads: Sometimes you have to kiss a lot of frogs to find your Prince Charming. So, good luck to those ladies out there who have not yet found their prince!

Cuttlebug Spot Contest

The Cuttlebug Spot is having some awesome giveaways this month. They are giving away a $50 gift certificate to Custome Crops on Friday, July 10th from all followers that have met the criteria listedon their blog. Then they will give away another $50 gift certificate when they hit 500 followers. So head over and check it out!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Cuttlebug Challenge

This is the first time I have taken the Cuttlebug challenge, although I have always enjoyed watching the great creations on the Blog. The challenge was to use red, white and blue and buttons. I used the Swiss Dots for my background, and sanded the CTMH Outdoor Denim cardstock to reveal the white core. Using nestabilities, I cut out concentric circles, spaced them apart with glue dots and glued inside the window. I topped my circle stack with 3 clear buttons that I painted red, white and blue dots on the edge, and tyed the 3 together with red embroidery floss.

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