Friday, February 26, 2010

Spring Into Spring Blog Hop at Just Buggin'

Just Buggin' Blog Hop
Welcome to the Just Buggin' Challenges Blop Hop sponsored by the Just Buggin' Design Team!

Friday February 26th 8am (EST) – Sunday February 28th Midnight (PST)

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Our Challenge:
Spring into Spring - make any project using spring colors, flowers, etc. with your Cricut!  Don't forget to mention which cartridge you used for your project! 

When you are finished with your project, you must leave a comment on the Just Buggin' Blog and post your project on Mr. Linky in order to be eligible for a prize.

As an added bonus, as you hop on through the blog hop, please leave a comment for each designer. 
Some of the Design Team Blogs will have prizes!

Monday March 1st – Announcement of blogs with prizes on Just Buggin!

Here is a cute Spring Tag set that I made using
the Walk in My Garden cartridge:
Cardstock base:  AC
Pattern Cardstock:  My Mind's Eye Summer Song
Cricut Cartridge:  Walk in My Garden
Ribbon:  Michael's
Flowers:  Prima
Chalk Ink:  VersaMagic
Brads:  Spare Parts by The Paper Studio
Gems:  Spare Parts by The Paper Studio
Adhesive:  3D Squares

I had so much fun with this project!  I started with a cardstock base using the Tag feature and then covered it with my favorite patterned cardstock from My Mind's Eye!  I just love their paper!
I used the shift feature on the tag to add the 3-D butterfly, added chalk ink around tag and butterfly and added some bling!  I color coordinated the flowers with the paper and added them to the bottom edge, so that it would look like the butterfly was landing on the flower! 
 These tags would make a great Spring gift set!  Hope you enjoy!

Ok, now that you have seen my project, you have two ways to possibly earn a prize on my blog:  
1).  Leave a comment for me letting me know what your favorite Spring flower is and why!
(Mine is a Pansy--I love those bright little faces!  They make me so HAPPY!!)
2). Become a follower of my blog!

Time to get busy on your Spring project! 
Now, don't forget to leave at Comment at Just Buggin' and post your project to Mr. Linky!

Your next stop is at Robin's blog. 
Hop on over and check out her project!
Don't forget to have fun and check back on Monday March 1st!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Just Buggin' Challenge #26 Emboss It!

Happy Wednesday ladies!  It is hump day and what a great day it is!  It's time for another wonderful challenge at Just Buggin'!  Today's Challenge  #26 is to Emboss It!  That's right---emboss your diecuts!
You can heat emboss your diecuts or you can run them through the Big Shot with an embossing folder or texture plate. 

Here's a big flower I made using the Walk in My Garden cartridge.  I cut out several sizes using the regular and shadow feature.  I ran each flower through my Big Shot with an embossing folder.  I used three different folders with 4 different colors of SU cardstock.  I took chalk ink and rubbed each flower to make the petals pop.   Then, starting at the bottom, I glued each flower on top of the next to build this layered effect.  After all were glued and I showcased it with a button in the middle, I bent each petal upwards, so the flower would look more open and not flat.
Cardstock:  Stampin' Up
Cricut cartridge:  Walk in the Garden
Embossing Folders:  Cuttlebug Swiss Dots, Tiny Bubbles, Spots and Dots
Chalk Ink:  VersaMagic Pumpkin Spice
Button:  Unknown
Embroidery floss:  DMC

If you have not been to Just Buggin' yet, please stop on over and check out all the great inspiration!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Just Buggin' Challenge #25 Black and White

Happy Wednesday!  I hope you are having a great day!  It is cold here and I am ready for some warmer weather!  LOL  Is winter ever going to end?  Anyway, today is the start of a new challenge at Just Buggin'

Your Challenge #25 is to use Black and White only on your Cricut project. 
If necessary, you may use one other color. 

Don't forget to list what cartridges you use in your project!  Here is my card:
Cardstock:  AC
Pattern Paper:  Making Memories
Chalk Ink:  VersaMagic Midnight Black
Gem flowers:  unknown
Embossing folder:  Cuttlebug Swiss Dots
Embossing Machine:  Big Shot
Cricut Cartridge:  Storybook
Adhesive:  3D squares

Please join us for a great challenge at Just Buggin'!  I can't wait to see what you come up with!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

SP Color Combo Challenge #35

Happy Monday!  Time for another SP Color Combo!  It's challenge #35 and it's such a fun combo!
Cardstock:  AC
Pattern Paper:  My Mind's Eye
Ribbon:  Michael's
Stamps:  Studio G(frog), Stampin' Up(sentiment)
Embossing Ink:  SU
Embossing powder:  Ranger Clear
Chalk Ink:  VersaMagic
Flowers:  Prima
Brads:  Spare Parts by The Paper Studio

Hope you have a great week!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Just Buggin' Challenge #24 3D Pirate Cupcake Toppers

Happy Saturday!  Hope you are having a great day!  It has been a busy one for me!  Got up very early this morning and have been going ever since! 

Join us at Just Buggin' this week for a great 3D challenge!  Make a three dimensional project such as a box, purse, pop-up card, etc.  Get creative and have fun using your Cricut!

Here's my cupcake toppers for a Pirate party!  Very simple, but way too cute!
Cardstock:  AC
Pattern Paper:  My Mind's Eye
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug Tiny Bubbles
Embossing machine:  Big Shot
Cricut Cartridge:  Life is a Beach

Enjoy and have a great night!  :)

Monday, February 8, 2010

SP Color Combo Challenge #34

Happy, Happy Monday!  Well, the Super Bowl didn't go exactly like I wanted, seeing as how I am a Colts fan, but Congratulations to the Saints for a great game!

It is time for SPCC #34!  We have some great colors this week!  These colors are very festive!
I did a simple 4x4 card this week and kept it simple:
Cardstock:  Card base-Kraft-DMD, SU Bermuda Bay, Soft Suede, Rich Razzleberry
Stamps:  Inkadinkadoo-Flourish, Studio G-sentiment
Embossing ink:  Big and Bossy
Ink:  SU Classic Bermuda Bay
Embossing Powder:  Ranger Queen's Gold

Please join us the week at Scrapmaster's Paradise Color Combos 
for a great challenge and some great prizes!

I will be back later to show you some other goodies I have been working on!  Hope you have a great day!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Just Buggin' Challenge #23 Love ya

Good Wednesday to you!  I hope you are having a great day!  I hope you will join us at Just Buggin' this week!  We are gearing up for Valentine's Day!  Our challenge #23 this week is to "Make something for Valentine's Day!"  I decided to make a card, but not just a plain old card!  I was going through my Cricut cartridges and I was trying to find something different.  Well, here is what I came up with using something defintely different!  I found all kinds of cute stuff on the Paisley cartridge and I just had to use this mushroom!  I then started looking at patterened paper and found this cute set of papers that my dear friend Samantha had given me!  So, here's some "Mushy Love 2 you!"

Cardstock base:  American Crafts
Pattern Paper:  Stampin' Up
Chalk Ink:  VersaMagic Perfect Plumeria
Glitter glue:  Stickles Pink
Adhesive:  3D Squares
Markers:  Copics(to outline)
Cartridges:  Paisley-Mushroom, Opposites Attract--Letters

Monday, February 1, 2010

Happy February and SPCC #33

Happy February!  Hope you are having a great day!  It's Monday and time for SP Color Combo!  This is such a bright and fun combo!  It will definitely get you out of those Winter blues!  I just love it! 
I decided to go simple this week and make a get well card!  I didn't have any and I have had a few friends that are sick.  Here's my card:
Cardstock:  AC and Stampin' Up
Stamp:  Studio G
Embossing Ink:  Big and Bossy Clear
Embossing powder:  Ranger Black
Chalk Ink:  VersaMagic
Flower Brads:  Spare Parts by The Paper Studio
Ribbon:  Michael's
Markers:  Copic
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug Swiss Dots
Embossing machine:  Big Shot

Please join us this week at SPCC for a great color combo and a great prize!  Hope you have a great week!