I am attempting to maintain a blog filled with random bits from my life and family as well as my adventures in crafting.

Monday, March 30, 2015

BBTB2 - Happy Easter (Bunny)

Happy Monday!!!

Bitten by the Bug 2

Today over at BBTB2 we are in full Easter swing
with a challenge all about Bunnies!

We want you to feature a bunny on your projects!

I decided to use the adorable little bunny from Kate's ABC's.
I used polka dot papers for all my cuts and I LOVE how it turned out.

The background mat was embossed with
The Paper Studio's Curl Ribbon.

The sentiment is from a Fiskars Holiday stamp set.
I embellished it with some pearls from Recollections.

I hope you all have a fabulous Easter week!!!

Thanks for checkin' in!!!

Monday, March 23, 2015

BBTB2 - Frame It!

Happy Monday!!!

Hope you all had a fabulous weekend
and are rejuvenated to start a new week :)

Bitten by the Bug 2

Today over at BBTB2,
our lovely Mayra has chosen the theme
Frame It!
as our challenge for the week!

We want to see you use a frame on your projects!

I absolutely love Elegant Edges and this cart
has some amazing frames on it.

I decided to keep my card simple this go around
by just framing my pattern paper because it is so cute!
The paper comes from My Mind's Eye Reunion.
The paper flowers are from Studio G
as well as the stamp.

My card size is 5x5 and the frame is cut at 4 3/4,
with the shadow feature as well.

I hope that you will join us over at BBTB2
this week for this awesome challenge!

Thanks for checkin' in!!!

Friday, March 20, 2015

Cut It Up - Spring (Anything but a Card)

Happy Friday!!!

Oh what a week!

Hope you are all ready for the weekend, I know I am :)

Today over at Cut It Up, we have a new challenge starting
all about Spring, with one little catch...
No cards!
Yep, anything but a card!

Excited to see what you come up with!

Our lovely sponsor:
$20 Coupon Code

My Project:
So how many of you have known about the Tag feature
on Walk In My Garden and not told me about it?!?!

I LOVE this feature!!!
There are such CUTE tags on the cartridge!
And in fact, once I made this tag, I thought it
would make a fabulous bookmark, too!

So, our amazing leader, Evelyn suggested when you
give a book as a present, you use this as both the
tag and the bookmark - LOVE it!!!

Anyway, my papers come from My Mind's Eye "Reunion",
and the stamp is from Paper Smooches "Flap Happy".
The twine is from Trendy Twine.

I hope that you will join us for this fun challenge!

Thanks for checkin' in!!!

Monday, March 16, 2015

BBTB2 - Luck of the Irish

Happy Monday!!!

Welcome to another challenge over at BBTB2!

Bitten by the Bug 2

The lovely Maureen has challenged us
to get our Irish on!

St. Patrick's Day is tomorrow, so let's celebrate
by using a shamrock on your cards or projects!

I found a sketch from Mojo Monday that I really liked
and thought it would be perfect for a
Monochromatic Card.

I used a bunch of my green and white scraps,
a perfect way to use those up :)

The shamrock comes from Designer's Calendar.
I really do love this cartridge!

The stamp is from CardzTV "Happy Days".
I love this stamp set too :)

Added a bit of bling in the corner and
called it complete!

I hope that you will join us this week over at BBTB2!

Thanks for checkin' in!!!

Monday, March 9, 2015

BBTB2 - Birdcage

Happy Monday!

Another start of another week :)

Hope you are all well and adjusting to Daylight Savings!

Bitten by the Bug 2

Today over at BBTB2 we have a new
challenge starting. We want to see you use
a birdcage on your projects.

I decided to use the Songbird cartridge for this challenge.
I don't use this cart that often, but found this cut under the
Perch Creative Feature and thought it would work well.

I cut it at 4" out of some shimmery gold cardstock.
My pattern papers are from American Crafts.
I did use Elegant Edges for my mat.
The Pearls are from Recollections.

I hope that you will join us for this challenge over at BBTB2!!!

Thanks for checkin' in!!!

Friday, March 6, 2015

Cut It Up Challenges - Windy!

Happy Friday!!!

So happy it's Friday, aren't you?!?!

Well, we have another challenge starting over at

Cut It Up

Challenge #66
(Must have a Moving Object)

$20 Coupon Code

$10 Gift Card

My Project:

For my project today, I decided to use a kite and
add an Action Wobble for the moving component.

My card base is 5x5 white cardstock.
The kite comes from Nate's ABC's, cut at 3"
The pattern paper is from Fancy Pants Designs
6x6 Paper Pad "Park Bench".
I used Enamel Dots from Recollections.

My sentiment stamp comes from CardzTV "This N That" set.

I hope you will join us for this fun challenge over at

Thanks for checkin' in!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Decorate To Celebrate - Wood Shamrocks

Happy Wednesday!

Hope your week is going well :)

Today over at Decorate To Celebrate
it's time for another Anything Goes Challenge.

And now that March is here and St. Patrick's Day is nearing,
I wanted to create another Home Decor piece for this
festive holiday...

My friend does wood cutouts and she had these 3 shamrocks cut out for me.
I painted them with some watered down brown acrylic paint for a "stained" look.
Used Mod Podge to adhere the fun pattern paper from The Paper Studio (Hobby Lobby)
and then inked around all the edges with some brown chalk ink.
Easy Peasy!

I hope that you will join us for our challenge over

Thanks for checkin' in!!!