Monday, March 28, 2011

BBTB2/Disney/Dreams Come True

Random Draw Winner: I am pleased to announce the winner for the Duckie Quiltie. Congrats to Sharon who said she will give the quiltie to her granddaughters for her dolls. Sharon, please email me quickly so I will send the Quiltie to you. Thanks to everyone who joined in on our blog hop.
Happy Monday and a very Happy Blog Hop to one and all who visits here. I love being part of the talented design team for Bitten By The Bug2 and I especially love month end when the blog hop event comes to the board.

Our talented design team sister, Maria, is our hostess. She wanted to showcase some of the newest Disney cartridges but if we did not have the newer ones, we could design with anything Disney. H0pefully you have started out with the BBTB2 blog and then came to visit me from Maria's wonderful blog here. I grabbed up my Dreams Come True cart. It was a cartridge that was given to me by my friend Cathy and I am ashamed to admit, I just had not used anything from it. Once in the manual I found I loved the little fishie Finder, oh and the mermaid Ariel caught my eye but finally I settled upon this wonderful corner border on Page 41. I cut 4 base borders and popdotted the top design. I also popdotted the pretty little flowers the scatter around. Behind the border design I added the sea flora that I saw on the fishie page. I embossed the base card with the swirls, and then connected some of my lovely punch out letters to make the word LOVE. Each letter was embossed as well and just cuz, I added a little heart on the L.

This is a side view of the card to show the popdotted sections of the design.
Recipe: Cricut: Dreams Come True (Border)
Cuttlebug Embossing folders: Swirls/Swiss Dots

Now onto the fun fun part of our blog hop. The blog candy!... This BH I am offering up a small 27x20-1/2 quiltie. I have tubs of fabrics and when I was rummaging around in one of the tubs, I came across this sweet duckie print. There was just enough to make this cute little quiltie might be cute to use for a doll or a teddy bear... It might be a little coverlet to sit upon for a tea party. Perhaps it can be a cute gift to someone. I have used the tied method on the quiltie which results in a puffy finish, and the binding was done with a red and white heart fabric. If you wish to be included in the drawing for the Duckie Quiltie please tell me that you have a child who will use the quiltie for a doll, tea party or playtime, or if you will give the quiltie as a gift to a child you know. I will put your name in the draw on April 1. Check back after 2:00 that day and if you are the winner, please email me quickly so I can make arrangements to mail the quiltie to you. If I do not hear from the winner by April 4, I will select another name in the draw.
Here is a close up of part of the duckie print. Bright n' colorful it is....
Now...for the rest of our blog hop fun, I am so pleased to direct you to our very talented designer sis, Donna. She will delight you with her imagination of designs, and I am always envious of her many layers and details.
As always, thanks for visiting.

Monday, March 21, 2011

BBTB 2/Paisley/Dachshund Dog

Monday is Dawg Daze
Happy's time for the BBTB2 design team to present their take on our oh so talented design team sister Melissa's selection for our challenge. She asked us to design from the Paisley cartridge and to use the darling little dachshund dog on Page 33. I know you will love what the designer's have created. Here is my take on this challenge.
This paper pack is so so dear friend Judi gave me the pack which is filled with darling little doggy patterns. Her 2 little dachshunds are always busy guarding their yard from lizards so when I saw this little "all in a day's work" theme, I just had to use it for the dachshund challenge.
Here is a side view because I popdotted the dog and the bowl of doggy food that is part of the paper. I did a fussy cut for the bowl.
Recipe: Cricut: Paisley (dachshund)
Paper: Pressed Petals "It's A Dog's Day" paper pack
Popdots, button, flower punch, distressing.
Thanks for taking a look and I hope you have been to BBTB2 to take a glance at the wonderful cards from each of our designers. Also, we would love to have you join in on our challenge but uploading a doggy card from any cart through the Mr. Linky on the BBTB2 blog.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Sewing Frenzy

I take turns making cards, scrapbooking and sewing... Everything is always set up and ready to sit down and take off so that makes life easier for this blessed retired crafter/cardmaker/quilter/scrapbooker kinda gal.

I have tubs of fabric...small pieces that I couldn't bear to toss so those always become scrap totes or quilts or projects... I have a lot of fun too picking up a new fat quarter and creating something. Here are some quick n' easy totes I've made recently.

Quilts are fun and although I am quick to say I am NOT a quilter, I sew these creations together with great delight, using up pieces of left over fabrics, adding new fabrics, embroidery designs, and some rick rack, buttons and embellishments on some. The yellow quiltie (I don't make big quilts, I get bored too fast) is a cute little embroidery designed quilt with fanciful cats and dogs here and there.
The two small quilts on the left are truly scrap quilts. The one on the right was a charm quilt easy to sew the squares together and voila'...a quiltie. I had this one professional quilted on a long arm.
This is a scrap tote and I made this for my design team sister, Theresa Kelly, who likes froggies like I do. I had just this small strip of brightly colored fabric that had lazy frogs floating around on lilypads. I saw that on this strip there also were some cute little dragonflies and I was delighted to find more scrap fabrics covered with dragonflies. I sent it to Theresa and she loves it.
This scrap-tote is created from some of the tiniest pieces of fabrics I had laying around. Bright, isn't it?...this became a birthday gift for my friend Juanita.
One of my faves.... this cute little embroidery cat was sewn into a small table runner...and it was made especially for my design team sister, Donna, who has two of the cutest cats evahhhhhh.
That's just a sprinkling of the creations laying around. I am having fun and like I told my quilter friend Bonnie..."keep the quilt police outta here"....

Monday, March 14, 2011


Happy Monday and it's BBTB2 challenge week with Penny Shuberg as our talented hostess. She asked us to design from the Easter Solution cartridge and to use that darling little chick as our main design. I LOVE this has wonderful Easter Eggs, all scrolled and layer. And that darling little chick is just ....well......chicka-precious! I did Gate Fold Card design. Normally the gate cards open and stand, however this style opens from the top. Gate Fold cards don't usually fold flat so I made a little tab just under the overlay of Happy Easter, and the tab slips under the popdotted Easter Egg on the lower flap.
The top flap has the Happy Easter sentiment from the Easter Solutions card and that was mounted on an embossed white cardstock shaped with my Nestie, and that was mounted on a larger Nestie with the green checkered paper. I added a lime green ribbon just above the layer.
The bottom layer has two chickens and an easter egg.... mounted on a strip with green checkered paper and the same lime green ribbon.

Here is a side view of the Gate Fold design.
Recipe: Cricut: Easter Solutions (Sentiment, Chicks, Easter Egg)
Cuttlebug Embossing Folders
Green Ribbon
Checkered Pattern Papers.
White cardstock base in Gate Style ... (6x11, scored at 2-3/4 at each end.)
Thanks for stopping by and if you have left a sweet comment, I thank you. I always appreciate your visits. I hope you came to my blog from the BBTB2 blogsite and enjoyed looking at the wonderful design team offerings.

Monday, March 07, 2011


Happy Monday.... Heather, our wonderful leader in all things BBTB2, is the hostess for our week's challenge and she selected Boys Will Be Boys cartridge. We are to design with the ladybug. I do not have that cartridge so I went to my trusty and oh so versatile Doodlecharms cartridge to use that cute ladybug. Be sure to see all of the cards by the designers at BBTB2.

I decided to use the Easel card design. Usually the easel card is cut at 10x4-1/2 inches but because I had some rather busy scenes to design, I cut the base card at 10x5-1/2. In usual design style, I scored at 2-1/2 and 5 inches in, and the first fold is folded down to accommodate the outside card. This photo displays the card in the easel style. The Mushroom on the bottom half of the card has been popdotted with double layers so it will stand nice and high.

This is the front of the card when laying flat.
I love how an easel card stands. I often find that recipients of my easel cards do not know how to display my "art" so I will enclose a little direction sheet.
Cricut: Doodlecharms - Ladybug
Simply Charmed - Mushrooms
Paisley - Sweet
Flower: Creative Memories flower punch
Cuttlebug: Embossing
Thanks so much for stopping by to visit and I always appreciate it when you leave a little comment that tells me you were here.