Monday, February 27, 2012

BBTB2 Monogram

Our leader and ultra talented Donna is the hostess this week...and she asked the design team to create with monograms. Any cartridge, any lettering.... Anytime the subject arises for a letter, I head right to my Cindy Loo cartridge. I think the letterings on that cartridge are simply the best and I love the selections.

The coral card set was made for a sweet gal named Tia at my bank who took a few hours to correct some important paperwork ... I embossed the card base, used an MS weave punch, embossed the white mount and added her initial. The second card with the initial J is a birthday card.
Please visit our blog at BBTB2, enjoy the wonderful talented design team cards and projects and be sure to join in on our monogram challenge by uplinking your blog and specific card thru Mr. Linky and be sure to mention BBTB2 in your blog post.'s important that you have that awful word verification disabled so your visitors can leave a sweet comment. You can read the request in the challenge rules on the blog here.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Riley Cat

I hosted the Card Camp this weekend and Riley had great fun moving from spot to spot, leaping upon work spaces to snoop and he became used to "NOOOO Riley, NOOOO". Last night he hopped into MY recliner and this is the look on his face as if to say "MOVE AGAIN????"

Monday, February 20, 2012

BBTB2/Nate'sABC's/Garden Boots


Spring is almost here and I know we are anxiously awaiting green grasses, the blooms on flowers, bees buzzing around the sweet scents of spring, birds chirping....and weather that is pleasing.

I am the hostess this week for the BBTB2 challenge. I asked the design team to use Nate's ABC's and to design a card or project with the garden boot cut. There are boots on other cartridges ..Create a Critter, Everyday Paper Dolls, Freshly Picked. There are other boots that can be decorated with a garden theme. Please join in on our challenge. Upload your project to Mr. Linky, link back to your challenge card on your blog and give us a shout out. Make your project a new project to meet our challenge selection.

I want to comment on a problem I am encountering. As a design team member of BBTB2 I love to leave comments to those visitors who upload their card to our weekly challenges. Recently I am finding a topsy turvy very blurred word verification that must be entered in order to have my comment published. I have tried many times on several blogs but I simply cannot read that blurred lettering and I end up leaving the blog without a comment. That makes me sad because I want our BBTB2 visitors to know that I appreciate their participation.Blogger announced later last year that word verifs are not necessary and to quote a friend "be a friend to your visitors...delete your word verifs". I just want to explain why I am not leaving comments on some of the blogs.

I had some pattern papers laying around that I used because of the garden colors. The green of the grasses, pinks of the flowers. First, I embossed the boot cuts, then I added some pink jewels ... hence the title of Garden Bling. I am not much of a gardener anymore because of aged joints, but at one time I had a splendid garden full of vegetables and flowers. The little flowers added are a MS punch. The title of Garden Bling is cut from my favorite lettering cartridge....Cindy Loo.

Thanks for visiting, my friends. I always love your comments... be sure to visit BBTB2 and delight in the design team projects.

Monday, February 13, 2012

BBTB2/Love Struck/Couples Heart

Happy Monday everyone.... Our BBTB2 hostess this week is the lovely Susan who asked us to design from Lovestruck cartridge and to use the couple's hearts. I do not have that cartridge, so I went to my first cartridge ever owned and created my design. George and Basic Shapes has the wonderful heart shape I need for this design. This is a hanging tag. The base of the tag is the letter O five inches in diameter... I cut 6 hearts 2 inches in size, and each was embossed with a different embossing folder from Cuttlebug. I glued the hearts side by side and then I punched two holes on the side of each heart, strung a ribbon through and tied a bow. I added a small fuchia punch heart, and a red jewel. The word "love" is cut from Beyond Birthdays cartridge. I had a dimensional flower laying around and I just decided this little flower would take away that blast of red hearts.
Here is a little bigger view of the tag which measures, in total, 5-1/2x5-1/2.
Please do enter our weekly challenge using a heart design. You do not have to have the selected cartridge, just make sure you follow the entry rules posted at the top of the BBTB2 blog. Make a new project, link your card and blog to Mr. Linky, and be certain to give BBTB2 a shout out.
Have a wonderful spiffy week.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Valentine Gifties

Each year at Valentine's Day I take some gifties to my friends at my former office. They are my forever cherished ones. I saw the most awesome candy wrapper by my dear friend Sandi Kelly and try as I might, I could not duplicate the beautiful flower she created for her candy wrapper. I made 3 wrappers and just took on a simple Valentine design for each. I created the paper by typing sentiments in different fonts and I found that one sheet of 8-1/2x11 would create a cover for two candy bars. I added some MS punch edges, a few hearts, a ribbon and a jewel to each. I love the design and they will have to deal with all those lovely calories beneath the papers. The initials are from Cindy Loo.... this is one of my fave letterings.
This shows some of the candy bars, a small gift card folder that will accept a Starbucks gift card for my friend Gay. Each of my friends will get a ribbon string of hearts. I've tossed in 3 little bookmarks too.
This is Gay's birthday card. The hat (from Doodlecharms) and it sits above the card edge. I will have to get one of the larger envelopes to put the card in.
I can't wait until Tuesday to take my gifties into my friends.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Just Ducky

I have been passing the time away playing in paper piles and I put together this little D is for Duck card. All designs are from Nate's ABC's. I added a lot of embossing and a little heart for fun.

Monday, February 06, 2012


Shelly is our hostess this week at BBTB2 and she has asked us to design from Sweethearts cartridge and to use the heart tag. If you wish to join in our challenge, you can use any tag from any cartridge. Just follow our challenge instructions posted at the top of our BBTB2 blog.

I almost want to name this project my "junky tag" because it just sort of was slammed together ... I cut a bunch of hearts with a shadow in black, I had the word "love" in a box lid (spare parts, ya know) The tag, the hearts and the key all came from Sweetheart cartridge. I did lay a gold ink pad over the key cut, sprinkled gold embossing powder on it, then gave it a good heat up with my embossing gun. I added a red ribbon and some gold thread, everything is embossed. I had this little box of black and white and red buttons so I decided "why not" and glued some on the tag. See?....junky.
I hope that you enjoy visiting BBTB2, because we truly enjoy creating projects to inspire. Please do join in our challenge. We want to see what you did with a tag.