I've been published!!!

To see the details of my card please go to this post.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Hello Scarlette!!!

Meet Scarlette, she is the newest edition to Bugaboo Stamps and you can get her for free starting today!!!!! This card looks so much better in person but it definitely is cute and reminds me of spring. After yesterday's 15 inches of snow that I got, I am VERY ready for spring. I'm tired of the winter clothing and having to bundle Abby up just for a half hour drive!

You can find Scarlette and all the other great images from Bugaboo Stamps here.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Cheeky Glamour and Rockabilly

I finally joined my first swap over at SCS and for this one we had to use our Sizzix Machines. The only die I have is top note that is sold through Stampin' Up :) When I sat down I decided to pull out my two newest stamps from The Greeting Farm-Cheeky Glamour and Cheeky Rockabilly. I so love the rockabilly look and knew I had to have that stamp when it came out--I might have to start updating my wardrobe to add some of this style clothes LOL.

Anyway I used Silhouette paper from Close to My Heart and some embellishments from my stash. I hope the girls that receive them, enjoy them as I much as I did making them.

Happy Birthday Mom!! I miss you more and more each day!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Tutorial Wednesday at Bugaboo!

Have you ever tied a bow to only have one of the tails in the back and one in the front? Well I stumbled upon this great little gadget surfing the internet last week and I had to try it out. It's called Bow Easy I got it the other day and immediately I was hooked!! Perfect bows EVERY time!!!! You can do single, bows, double bows, triple bows...whatever you want. I don't know how I have lived without this thing! :) With this bow easy you can make bows in the following sizes: 3/4", 1", 1 1/4", 1 3/8", 1 3/4", 2 3/8", and 2 3/4"

Step 1: hold the bow easy in your hand with the size you want to make closer to you. Hold the bow easy and one end of the ribbon securely between your thumb and pointer. (see photo)


Step 2: Wrap the ribbon around the template so that the tails will cross over each other on the top. (see photo)


Step 3: Pull the tail that is crossing over the top through the middle so you forming a loop. (see photo)


Step 4: Pull the tail back around and through the loop. (see photo)


Step 5: Tighten the bow by pulling on both tails (see photo)


Step 6: This is the back view of the bow after your are finished, still on the template


Step 7: Pull the bow off of the template and trim ends to your liking.


If you want to make a double bow, repeat step #2 again before moving on to step #3. If you want to make a triple bow, repeat step #2 once again before moving on to step 3.

I don't have particular card with this tutorial because EVERY single bow I make is done with this!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

New Release Day at Bugaboo Stamps

Today is the new release day at Bugaboo Stamps and Jodie has two great sets available. One of them is the ever famous Stella and the new one is this cute little baby popping out of a present...isn't it cute??

Today's card was created using Good Times Paper and stickease from Close to My Heart and colored in with copics. I hope you enjoy it and come back tomorrow for a great tutorial!!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Critter Challenge

Wow, can you believe that it's already the second week of Critter Challenges? It is going by pretty fast already :) I hope you all come join us in the challenges as there are some fun surprises along the way.

This week, the DT has this sketch to go by:

and we had to use a minimum of two eyelets/brads on it. Along with the requirements of the sketch we had an awesome sponsor....Stamp and Create. Normally Melanie will only have 1 give a way a month (which is usually at the end of the month). However we thought it would be fun to SURPRISE you and give one away at the end of this week. Stamp and Create has teamed with us to sponsor our blog. Stamp and Create offers amazing products and their customer service is out of this world. They will be offering one lucky winner at $15 gift certificate to their awesome, amazing store.

My card this week uses A good Book, which can be found here.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Lindsay's Stamp Stuff

Here is my card for this week's post. As I'm typing this I remembered that Lindsay asked the design team to use buttons/bows for the theme this week and well I guess I didn't do that :) (I sort of got the bow thing going on LOL). Oh well, I used the easter basket from the Cute Easter set that is offered in the store.

Pink Elephant Challenge

This week Bugaboo is sponsoring the challenge over at The Pink Elephant Challenge blog. I totally forgot about this so I took one of the new Bugaboo Brats image (Isabella), which can be found here. I took some scraps that I had on my table and threw this card together pretty quickly so that I could get it on here.

This card was also used in the I love Digi Challenge this week which was to "think pink".