Saturday, June 30, 2012

Gypsy Fun

My sweet Gypsy girl just sort of lays around waiting for me to pay attention to her.  I decided to make a little colorful tote for the Gypsy.  I made 8 in different fabrics.  They are just the perfect size for the Gypsy, the tote is lined with the same outside fabric and there is soft batting between the layers for a little extra safeguard.  The flap hooks on the front with Velcro and I've added a cute little felt flower with a button that I made. Most of the totes have the word "Gypsy"embroidered in black thread. Although it doesn't show fully,the bright orange and green tote is embroidered with 
"Hanging with my Gypsy" and there is a ribbon on the back so that I can hang it up between use.  The other totes do not have the ribbon..I am selling some of these on eBay to see if there are interested parties.  If you are interested in one, just email me. I will discuss the details with you. 

Monday, June 25, 2012

BBTB2/Patriotic USA

Good Morning...Happy Monday to each of you visiting me today to see what's up at Bitten By The Bug2 for the Monday challenge. Our lovely and talented design team sister, Susan, asked us to design with something patriotic.  I went to my INDEPENDENCE cart and used the cuts for on my red white and blue patriotic card. 

I did my usual heavy embossing, added a red and white checkered ribbon ...and the stars are actually from one of my remaining Sizzix die cuts.  I seem to have issues cutting stars on my Cricut because  the little points never quite come out without a snag.  I love my little Sizzix star die cut.
I know you've found loads of inspiration from the design team cards... I also hope that you will join in our challenge for the patriotic theme.  Remember....your card or project has to have a Cricut cartridge cut, and we hope you've followed our rules posted on the top of our BBTB2 blog.   Please remember too to disable that baaaaaad word verification so we can leave a comment easily when we visit your blog to say hello and thanks.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Sweet Memories

Sweet Memories, indeed.  It was a year ago today that my sweet Heidi left my side to travel to the RainbowBridge .....I miss her so very much. 
 Tomorrow will mark one year that my precious Riley cat came into my house to be my companion.  A sad sad day followed by a happy happy day.

BTW, Riley has a wee bit of a tummy on him but he isn't as fat as he appears in this photo. He appears to have some Maine Coon Cat in his breed and his fur is extra long and silky... ..

Monday, June 18, 2012

BBTB2 - Birthday and Pearls

 Happy Monday.... June 18th and I am shaking my head in disbelief that June is nearly over.  The older I get, the faster time whirls around me and flees off into the world like a little whirlwind.

Welcome to BBTB2. Our hostess this week is Stephanie.  Stephanie is one of our newest design team members and I know she was excited to do her very first hostess assignment for our DT.  I remember back....maybe 2007 when I was a new team member for Regina on Bitten By The Bug, and it was my turn to hostess.  I was so giddy, I embarrassed myself.  I simply could not believe I was part of Regina's team.  She was my card-makin' hero and still is to this day.

Stephanie asked us to design with a birthday day theme and to include some pearls in the mix.  I knew that one of my favorite cartridges, STAMPING, would have the birthday sentiment and a really neat cake.  The background paper was laying around, and I think it might be an Amy Butler paper.  I added a doily edge punch from my EK Success punch line (love 'em) the top there are 3 layers of scallops, and in the center I added a pretty little ribbon.  I love this Happy Birthday cut from Stamping, and the little cake is sweet upon a Nestie mount.  A lot of embossing goin' on, which doesn't surprise my regular visitors.
Here's a close up of the little cake, adorned with flowers and pearls.  I love the colors on the papers used to design this card. 

Thanks for visiting me.  Please take a peek at the wonderful cards and projects our team has offered for this challenge.  We would love it if you join in our birthday/pearl challenge.  Follow the rules listed at the top of our blog.  Remember...we are a Cricut based design team so all entries have to have a cut from a Cricut cartridge....  Link your specific card back to your blog, and mention on your blog that you have joined in with our challenge.

Monday, June 11, 2012

BBTB2/Rose Thou Art A Rose

BLOG CANDY WINNER:...Congrats to Yoshira of Amo mi Cricut who won the draw on the Rose/Lace Tote.  Thanks to all for playing along.... Yoshira, please email me and I will mail the tote to you.  Happy Monday....Welcome to BBTB2.  June is National Rose Month and our design team sister Glenda asked us to honor that celebration by creating with a rose.  I instantly went to Indie Art for my rose.  I bought this cartridge long ago mostly for the wonderful butterfly, I love the ice cream cone and there are a few other cuts I've used now and then.... and now I've discovered ...the rose cut. I cut 3 so I had a nice sturdy 3 layer rose.  I used my Nestie die cut for the opening of this A2 sized card, and I centered the rose in that space.  I've added some red jewels, a red ribbon and one little green jewel for the leaf.  I used the word "love" from another standby trusted  cartridge, Beyond Birthdays..  The base card in black has been embossed, and I used one of my fave rubber stamps for the inside sentiment that says "I just love you".  Such a simple but says-it-all sentiment.

Please join us by submitting your new creation of a rose themed card or project....just be sure to follow our rules for entering the challenge.  We love it when you participate in the BBTB2 challenges.... there is such talent around us in this wonderful bloggy world of Cricut. 

Now for a little blog candy offer.  I sew...a LOT...I am almost frantic in the endeavor to use up the tubs and stacks of fabric, along with tubs of laces, buttons, glorious embellishments... so I make a lot of totes.  I just donated a big tub of laces, bias tapes, ribbons and some fabrics to a friend who has jointed the groups all over that make "pillowcase dresses" for some children in Africa.  I was so happy they could use these items that were just laying around.  I kept out some of the lace for my creations... These little totes  are a wonderful handy little fabric creation to tote just about anything...books, iPads, cell phones.  Here is a little offering for you ...just join in with your comment and I will put your name in the draw on June 15th by with a drawing.  Check back after 2PM that day to see who is the winner of the blog candy.  This tote has been sewn with fuschia rose design, it is lined with the same fabrics, the handles were made with a cream solid fabric, the lace is cream, and I have created a multiple layered rose with a sweet silver heart in the center. The little tote is 11-1/2 inches wide and 9 inches deep.  

Thanks for visiting and leaving a sweet comment.  I appreciate all of you. Have a wonderful week.

Monday, June 04, 2012

Water Water Cool Cool Water

Welcome to BBTB2 Monday inspiration from the talented design team sisters.  Our hostess this week is the talented Miss Sandi Kelly who asked us to design with a water theme.  I have a lot of friends who always take a lovely cruise and I decided I would make a card for any trip coming up  AND have my challenge completed for the team.  

I used Life Is A Beach for the ship...that is on Page 77 of the manual, and on Page 45 of the same LAB cart you will find the wave cut.  I embossed the base card in blue, applied an embossed Nestie mount, and placed the design thereupon...along with the sentiment from LAB.  I added some Stampendous Vinyl Stickers for the side of the ship, and Martha's beautiful turquoise jewels adorn parts of the waves. Now when a friend tells me they have a cruise coming up, I will have a card to send to them. 

We hope you will join our challenge.  Please follow the challenge rules as always.  Happy June.