Monday, March 26, 2012


Welcome to my presentation of our BBTB2 weekly challenge. Our hostess, Julie H from across the pond, has asked us to design with flourishes from Cindy Loo. If you don't have Cindy Loo, that's okay, ...just design a card using any Cricut cartridge flourish. Join us by uploading your new card with Mr. Linky, link it to your blog with the card for this challenge, give BBTB2 a shout out that you have joined in the fun, and tell us the cartridge you used. If you haven't done so, please turn the word verification off so we can leave comments easily.

I used my newest Cuttlebug embossing folder on my blue base card... Oh my, I love this beautiful embossing. The flourish is from Cindy Loo. I cut the shadow in white while the flourish is in a beautiful rich brown cardstock. I added a few little blue ribbons and those pretty pink flowers are the Spellbinder's Flower. I added a pretty gold jewel for the center, and the flower layers have been embossed as well.

Thanks for visiting me... I hope that you have come my way from BBTB2 and I know you enjoyed seeing the wonderful cards and projects from our design team. Have a wonderful week, my friends.

Monday, March 19, 2012

BBTB2 - Welcome

Happy Monday.... the BBTB2 design team is presenting their projects for Theresa's hostess choice to use the word WELCOME.... from any cartridge. I used the wonderful My Cricut to find the cartridges that had the word Welcome. And believe me, there are a LOT of choices. I selected Simply Charmed and New Arrival for my project. Welcome Little One is Simply Charmed while the cute little girl baby die cuts are from New Arrival. I embossed everything, added a lot of scalloped edge punching and embossing. This little hanging sign would be cute on a wall, a crib, a doorknob.
Join up with BBTB2 with your take on our challenge. Upload your card through Mr. Linky, link back to your blog for the specific card, mention the Cricut cartridge you have used to make the selected cut (Welcome) and be sure to mention that you are joining our challenge. Hopefully all of our wonderful BBTB2 friends and visitors have removed that hard to read word verification so we can leave you a sweet comment and thank you for joining us.

Monday, March 12, 2012

BBTB2/Easter Stuff

Happy Monday.... this week's challenge at BBTB2 is from hostess Julia Moss who has asked us to design using a chick or a bunny to celebrate Easter. We can use any cartridge, any chickie, any bunny. I picked up my wonderful EASTER 2010 cartridge. I actually had a folded pattern card base and I just sort of plopped a few scalloped edges in the center, added a MS weave punch and then added those cute cute chicks and bunnies. Of course they were embossed.... The sentiment is one of my favorite rubber stamps. Mama Bunny has a sweet blue ribbon around her neck.
Please join us on our bunny or chick challenge this week. Load up your card from your blog to Mr. Linky, be sure to give us a shout out that you have joined the challenge, and please please please do us a favor and disable that awful word verification that has slammed so many blogs. I can't read those wavy blurred words and that prevents me from leaving a sweet comment to the participants. One thing I might mention: as a blog administrator (you and me) we are not able to see that the word verif is enabled. You have to enter your "settings" and find the option there. If you would like to have control over postings, enable the Moderator Comments which allows for you to preview all comments before you allow publishing....Have a wonderful week.

Monday, March 05, 2012

BBTB2 - Shamrock

Welcome to my take on the weekly challenge at Bitten By The Bug2. Our hostess is Lori and she asked us to design with a Shamrock. My Shamrock was cut from Give A Hoot cartridge (love this cart)... and I admit... I had a hard time getting something completed that I liked.
I think I made about 4 cards before I just decided to go with a door hanger. The shamrock has been embossed and has some pretty green jewels to add a wee bit of blarney bling. The title is actually a pretty turquoise cardstock and no matter how many photos I took of the project, the title came out blue. I added some pretty little MS flowers with a yellow center jewel.
Be sure to join us for the Shamrock challenge. Link up your card or project through Mr. Linky, link back to your blog for the specific card, and be certain to mention you are participating in the BBTB2 challenge. Thanks for visiting...

Saturday, March 03, 2012

Card Camp Adventures

Oh what a wonderful morning.
Oh what a wonderful day.
We had a lovely weekend
With all that came to stay.
Kris Lancaster, Deb Emrick and Pat Korver joined me on the weekend of February 24 to do our annual 2-1/2 day Card Camp. This was Pat's first time joining in, and she was here early, so excited to be included in this creative gathering. I told her "when those girls pull in, you stand back because it will be an assembly line of taking supplies from the car to the living room and before you can sneeze, it will be all set up and ready to create. This is our 4th year so the process if pretty well under control.

Pat is standing, Kris is the blondie and Deb is the brunette...and these gals are oh so talented. Pat makes absolutely the most wonderful cards with details down to the tiniest degree, Kris is the most talented Prisma pencil gal I've seen and Deb plans her cards out with wonderful auditions that bring forth a perfectly planned card design. During our Card Camp, I usually mention that I've slammed together about 75-90 cards because I spent a week or so getting the cardstocks folded, pattern papers selected and cut, and embellishments and sentiments all ready to apply. However this year I had a special project of making some Memory Albums to hand out to my family and friends who will attend a Celebration of Life luncheon I am hosting to remember my Uncle Jack who passed away. The girls saw me go into a pretty good stressful Friday but on Saturday I calmed myself and managed to complete the albums. I had planned a certain format for the albums and then changed my mind. I had everything all together so I could sit down and pull all of the elements together. But there I sat, midstream on one plan, my mind formulating a different design and I just sat and stressed because I couldn't find my starting point. That doesn't usually happen to me, but these albums are oh so important and I wanted every detail to be the best it could.

The little fold over 24 page slip in pockets of the album was just perfect for adding photographs of my Uncle as well as a photo of each and every person who will be at the luncheon. I added some personal memory statements. When I finished adding the contents, the flap would not lay flat. It has a magnetized flap but because of the contents, it could not connect. Another stress arose... and then I had a most wonderful epiphany. I remembered a tub of wide ribbons that my Uncle had given me years back to use... they were from the 50s, in browns and grays and blacks. A perfect perfect ribbon to tie the little albums together. The front of each album has his initials and I've added a little tag with the name of each recipient. I know that my Uncle Jack would be very happy with my efforts to remember him with family and friends.

Thanks for visiting me...