Thursday, September 29, 2011

A Scrapbooking Card

Tomorrow ends my 3 month term on the Scrapbuggy Design team.  Those months went by so fast and I had lots of fun working with Gia, Shar and the other Scrapbuggy Design Team members. 

Even though I love scrapbooking, I decided to do a card for my last Scrapbuggy DT post.  When I spotted this stamp, I had to have it!!!   And there's nothing better to embellish it with than the Buggy Designs Scrapbooking die.

Buggy Designs Scrapbooking Die
Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Lace Rectangles
Inky Antics Stamp
Memento and Colorbox Inks
Prismacolor Colored Pencils

For those of you that are regular followers of my blog, I'm sorry that I haven't been posting much recently.  I've been busy with a couple of non-crafting projects.  I hope to get back to regular blogging this weekend.

Have a blessed day!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

It's A Shower

At Scrapbuggy this month we're focusing on Buggy Designs dies.  For my project today, I decided to do a card featuring the super cute April Showers Buggy Designs die.  The card is a baby shower invitation, pretty easy to make, so you'd have no problem mass producing them for a shower.. .

Imaginisce Patterned Paper
Buggy Designs April Showers die
QK Chicken Noodle Font
Martha Stewart Label and Punch

Thanks for stopping by today.  Enjoy your day!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Scrapbuggy Challenge #8

It's time for a new challenge over at Scrapbuggy.  This time the challenge is a card sketch. The only requirement in addition to the sketch is to use any Buggy Designs die on your entry. You can use other dies as well, just be sure to use at least one Buggy Designs die. Again, the prize is a $10 gift certificate to the Scrapbuggy store

Here's the sketch...

And here's my card for your inspiration...

Making Memories Patterned Paper
Buggy Designs Chairs Die
LC Arrows Die
LC Nesting Lace Rectangles
Close To My Heart Stamp
Ribbon, RicRac, Metal Studs

To enter your card, go to the Scrapbuggy Challenge #8 blog post here and link your card using Mr. Linky at the bottom of the post by midnight October 1st.  All entries will be entered into a drawing to win a $10 gift certificate to the Scrapbuggy Store

I hope you decide to join us in this challenge.  I'd love to see what you create.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

All Bundled Up

Isn't the Scrapbuggy Button Bear exclusive die just the cutest!!!  I used her today dressed in her Winter Accessories for my snow layout.  I cut Button out of brown velvet paper and used white flocked paper for the trim on her hat and mittens. The photo is of my son and my niece during a surprize snowstorm in December 2004.

Paper Salon Patterned Paper
Velvet and Flocked Paper
Bazzill Cardstock
Snowflake Buttons
Buggy Designs Button Bear
Buggy Designs Winter Accessories
QK Paperdoll Font
QC Scallops Border CC-BDR-009

Thanks for stopping by.  Enjoy your day!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

CPC Gracious Glimpse

I'm so thrilled to be a Guest Designer for Christian Paper Crafts this month! Today I'm sharing my Gracious Glimpse, which is a preview for the exclusive CPC Design Team Delights Gallery which opens  tomorrow.

The Design Team Delights Gallery is a monthly gallery that all  Christian Paper Crafts Super Sister and King's Daughter members can access.  It’s filled each month with stunning projects created by the amazing design team and special guests.  You won’t be able to see the projects that are inside the DTD gallery anywhere else…not on blogs, in galleries, or anywhere!  They are exclusive to the CPC Design Team Delights Gallery,  so join Christian Paper Crafts today and you won’t miss a thing!

This month's theme is Fabulous Fall.  I created this layout to share:

Basic Grey and Close to My Heart Patterned Papers
Bazzill Cardstock
Tim Holtz and 7 Gypsies Tags
Our Daily Bread Designs Scripture Series 2, Scrolly Borders and Randi's Song Stamps
Lace, Buttons, Gems
QK Carousel Font, QK Scroll Goosebumps

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Have a blessed day!!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

ODBD September Scrapbook Challenge

Have you entered the September Our Daily Bread Designs Let Your Light Shine Scrapbook challenge?  If not, you still have plenty of time to enter.  This month we're challenging you to use vellum.  Yes vellum, that stuff that's just been sitting in your stash for quite awhile.  The challenge is to create a layout using vellum and  ODBD stamp(s).  I haven't used vellum in ages, but I have plenty of it in my stash, so I dug it out and created a 12x12 layout.  I decided to stamp on the vellum using the I Pledge Allegiance stamp and the image from the Not Forgotten stamp set.  I mounted the Pledge of Allegiance on a flag sticker using brads.  I love how the flag image shows through the vellum.

ODBD I Pledge Allegiance and Not Forgotten Stamps
Club Scrap Patterned Paper and Cardstock
K & Co. Epoxy and Metal Stickers
Ribbon, Brads, Gems
QK Bouquet Font

To see all the challenge guidelines and how you can win a $20 gift certificate to the Our Daily Bread Designs store click here.  The challenge runs through September 30 at 6:00 PM EST.

I hope you decide to join in this challenge.  I can't wait to see what you create.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Housework for Homework

One of TJ's homework assignments for his 8th grade family life class last year was to do some housework.  The assignment was to do 3 different types of housework in 3 different rooms of the house.  TJ choose to clean his bathroom, vacumn his bedroom and dust in the living room.  It was the first time he had done any housework and he did a really good job. 

For my layout I used the Buggy Designs Housework Die.  I love the little cleaning items in this die. For the duster....I cut the bottom part from a used dryer sheet. I used 3 layers and attached the top of each layer to the handle.  Looks a little like a Swifter, don't you think :):).

The Paper Loft Patterned Paper
Buggy Designs Housework Die
Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Colorbok Chalk Ink
QK Sketchbook Font
OK Chicken Little Font
Dryer Sheet

Thanks for stopping by.  Enjoy your day!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Scrapbuggy Challenge #7

It's time for a new challenge over at Scrapbuggy.  This weeks challenge is a scrapbook sketch challenge.  We're using this sketch from PageMaps.

It's designed for a 12x12 layout, but feel free to adapt it to any size page you wish.  However, the twist this month is to use any Buggy Designs die on your layout. You can use other dies as well, but be sure to use at least one Buggy Designs die.

Here's my layout to inspire you...

Flair Designs & Reminisce patterned paper
Bazzill cardstock
Gloss Cardstock
Divine Twine
Golf Ball Brad
Buggy Designs April Showers
LC Nesting Circles L-CC-001
LC Nesting Diamonds DC0172
QK Moxie Font
QK Putting Green  KS-0366

To enter your layout, go to the Scrapbuggy Challenge #7 blog post here and link your page using Mr. Linky at the bottom of the post by midnight September 17th.  All entries will be entered into a drawing to win a $10 gift certificate from the Scrapbuggy Store

I hope you decide to join us in this challenge.  I'd love to see what you create.

Friday, September 2, 2011

CPC Gems Of Inspiration #4

Happy Friday everyone! It’s time for the September Gems of Inspiration scrapbook challenge.

During the past couple weeks I've survived several natural occurrences, or as some people refer to them, natural disasters...the suffocating smoke from the Great Dismal Swamp fire that's been burning for weeks in Virginia, a 5.8 magnitude earthquake, and Hurricane Irene. While sitting in silence in the dark (we were without electricity for awhile due to the hurricane), the following scripture came to mind...

"Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance." James 1:2-3 NIV

So maybe instead of calling these things disasters, we should look at them, perhaps joyfully, as trials we must go through to strenghten our faith. We cannot control their occurrence, but we can control our response to them.
Are we fully relying on God to get us through, or is our faith placed elsewhere?

My inspirational gem for this month comes from the scripture, and the challenge is really simple...create a layout about something or someone that brings you pure JOY!!

I was inspired by this gem to create a layout of my 2 Tims, who always bring me great joy.

BoBunny Timepiece patterned paper, stickers & brads
Our Daily Bread Designs Each Minute and Clock stamps
VersaFine & Tim Holtz Distress inks
LC Wildflower Font
LC Nesting Circles  L-CC-001
QK Nesting Label CC-SHAPE-6-027

I can’t wait to see how this gem inspires you.

Please use the keyword GI04 when uploading your layouts to the CPC gallery. If uploading elsewhere, please use CPC GI04.  Please also link your layout to the CPC Blog post here.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Our Daily Bread Designs September Blog Hop

Welcome to the Our Daily Bread Designs September Release Blog Hop!  If you arrived here from Lisa's  blog, you are in the right place.  If not, you might want to start at the Our Daily Bread Designs blog and hop from there for a chance to win one of several prizes and receive lots of inspiration along the way.

Here are the hop details:
The hop will run from 8 am EDT Sept 1 to 8 pm EDT Sept 2 and there will be prizes!  Five blessed people will win $15 gift certificates for the purchase of any stamps in the Our Daily Bread Designs store.  These certificates will be good for six months.

To qualify to win one of these prizes, hop to each designers blog and leave a comment.  After you have completed the hop, return to the Our Daily Bread Designs blog and leave a comment telling us that you have completed the hop, making note if there were any designers blogs that you couldn't comment on.  In your comment include the answer to the question that appears on the ODBD blog.  The winners will be announced on the Our Daily Bread Designs blog on September 3.

This month's release is all about gardening, so perfect for this time of year.  My layout uses the Seed Packet set,  a fun set that includes a customizeable seed packet plus a scripture. I love this seed packet stamp as it's true to size, perfect for a scrapbook page.  It's large enough to be used for a title block, a journaling block, or even to frame a photo.

I stamped the seed packet on white cardstock and then distressed  it a bit with some Tim Holtz Distress ink. I then stamped the seeds ribbon label portion of the stamp on another piece of cardstock, cut it out, and adhered it to the seed packet with foam tape to give it some dimension. I embellished my page with the Butterfly Single  stamp and the flowers from the Faith set .  Both these stamps have coordinating dies which makes cutting them out a breeze.  I added Tim Holtz Distress stickles to my stamped images for a little sparkle.  I framed the scripture with one of the Scrolly Borders stamps and  then cut it out with a Spellbinders Label 8  die.

Our Daily Bread Designs Stamps:  Seed Packet, Scrolly Borders, Butterfly Single, Faith 
Our Daily Bread Designs Dies:  Butterfly, Butterfly Branch
Die Cuts With A View Patterned Papers
QK Marigold and Moonlight Fonts
Tim Holtz Distress Ink and Stickles
Versafine Ink
Spellbinders Label 8

From here you will hop to Betty's  blog.  Thanks for hopping along with us. Enjoy the rest of the hop!


Happy September Everyone! Have you ever cropped around the clock?  My friends and I attend Scrap-A-Ganza, an annual 3 day scrapbooking event where we crop from Friday afternoon to Sunday evening, taking breaks only to eat and sleep.  It's lots of fun.  The Buggy Designs Scrapbooking Die is perfect for my  Scrap-A-Ganza layout.  The little scrapbook and tools are just too cute!!  This die is a must have for every scrapbooker.

Karen Foster Patterned Paper
Bazzill Cardstock
Buggy Designs Scrapbooking Die
Quickutz Studio Font
K & Co. Gems