Friday, May 31, 2013

June SOTM Blog Hop

I busy getting my baby graduated from High School so you'll have to wait to see my SOTM project.

If you've come from Joy's Blog, you're on the right track...

Here's what it looks like...CUTE, huh!

Keep on hopping to Alyson's Blog and see what she has to share!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Creature Feature Challenge with H2H...

This week over at H2H Challenges, we're featuring CREATURES!!!  Sounds like something out of a horror movie, but I assure you it's you can see from my card, I made it all about CUTE CREATURES!
My "creature" is from the stamp set A Bowwow and it's only $6.95...can you believe that?!?!  You get all of this!
Here are some detail shots...I stamped the little Schnauzer on some B&T from the Claire Paper Packet and again on some Dream Pop B&T for his collar. I'm telling you if you haven't ordered your Dream Pop yet, you'd better hurry 'cause it's GOING FAST!!! I used a Sparkle from the Brown & Tan Sparkle Assortment for his eye and pop dotted him for some dimension.
I also used some Glitter Cardstock - ONE BIG TIP...if you are adhering something on top, I would use some very strong adhesive like Liquid Glass or red-line tape.  In this case I pop dotted it using 3D Foam Tape - I always cut out the center of any cardstock or B&T that is hidden (you can see what I'm talking about ***here***) so it was easy to pop-dot it!  I stuck on some Keyboard Kraft Alphabet stickers then used my sewing machine to add some zig-zag stitching...
And...don't forget about the inside!

Don't forget to check out all the other DT's artwork and try to play along this week!
Also...if becoming a DT member sounds fun to you, then don't forget to check out the call for the next DT ***here***!  It's SUPER FUN and what better excuse to use CTMH products!

Monday, May 6, 2013

Teacher Appreciation Week with H2H...

Over a H2H Challenges, we want you to post your Teach Appreciation gifts!

Here's mine...a Composition Book that is cut in half (I just took a whole bunch to the printing department at my local Office Max and they did it for me!)

I also covered a sharpened pencil with our Slate Polka-Dot Washi Tape!

You have all month to link up your project so get creating...Teacher Appreciation Day is tomorrow!

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Buzzing by with an NSD layout share...

My husband did NOT believe me when I told him today is NSD (National Scrapbook Day)...he thought I was just making up a random holiday to have an excuse to hole up with my crafting goodies and girlfriends and scrap the day away.  I told him that this is the umpteenth year I've celebrated this day and if he didn't remember or if he didn't believe me to google it.  The rest is
Over at H2H Challenges, we're celebrating NSD by sharing some layouts and asking you to do the same!
Here are my layouts, made using Buzz & Bumble.  My local girls made these layouts several weeks ago but I've been waiting to post them...what better day than NSD! 
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Here are some close-ups...

And here's a little mini-tutorial on an easy way to do the word "friends"...

To get "FRIENDS" evenly spaced without having to do it one letter at a time, you use the same technique as I used here for my Tommy Layouts except I didn't cut the Stickease backing. 
Pull the tops of the letters back, bending the Stickease backing ever so slightly to pop the letters off the backing.  Place the exposed portion of the Stickease down on your layout, pressing firmly in place then gently pull off the Stickease backing from the bottom portion and voila you have the word "FRIENDS" on your layout perfectly spaced AND you also have the "negative" you can use on another project!

Thanks for stopping by...I hope each one of you is using NSD as an excuse to scrapbook!
You can order the Kit to make your own layouts complete with cutting diagram and instructions for $30 shipped directly to your home. If you'd like to purchase the pre-cut Kit, you can do so for $40 which will cover Priority Shipping!  Please allow 2 weeks for delivery.
Products used (all CTMH unless otherwise noted):
Buzz & Bumble
Buzz & Bumble Complements
Buzz & Bumble Assortment
Cocoa Exclusives Ink Stamp Pad
Sparkles Brown & Tan Assortment