Sunday, November 30, 2008

BBTB CHRISTMAS TREE BOX






I had so much fun creating this little tree box. I added some sewing for fun, these cute little flowers from M's and you see those beautiful red pearls???????...........of yeah - my sweet friend DeeDee sent them to me :o) They look sooooo beautiful in the middle of these pearly flowers (thanks girlie - wink)

The tree is cut from the Tags Bags Boxes and More Cricut cartridge and the Expression machine. I also used the Cuttlebug Distressed Strips for the tree trunk. All of these products can be found at HALLMARK SCRAPBOOK :o)

Anywho, make sure to check out all the other trees from the amazing BBTB designers. Just click HERE.

Have I said how much I LOVE to be on this team before???? Oh yes - I am SURE I have LOL.

Hugs to all,
T

EASTER





You all may think I am crazy for thinking EASTER when we haven't even passed Christmas...........but my sweet sis Regina designed these really CUTE Holiday Printable Stamps. The new Wild Card Cricut Cartridge has an egg shape card so right away I knew I wanted to use this card with this stamp.

I added the Holiday printable "EASTER" stamp to the middle after cutting away some of the swirls and added stickles to the swirls that I left on the card. I used 3-d dots on the big word EASTER and added some Diamond glaze and stickles. I also stitched the edges in hot pink and added some prima flowers and rick rack ribbon in green to accent the background plaid paper.

Click HERE to see the Holiday Printable Stamps from THE CUTTING CAFE
Click HERE to go to Hallmark Scrapbook where I got all the other goodies I used to make this card.

Thank for looking!!!

Hugs to all,
T

Saturday, November 29, 2008

SOUR CREAM CONTAINERS - "How To"

Well this was my week to create a "HOW TO" project for the HALLMARK LADYBUGS BLOG!!! Since I have had several requests on these little containers it was a perfect project to show everyone.

Here is the final project:


FOR A "HOW TO" tutorial and more close up pictures, visit the HALLMARK LADYBUGS BLOG.

This blog gets updated weekly with new exciting projects from the designers, so make sure to visit often.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL!!!

Hugs, T

Sunday, November 23, 2008

GIVING THANKS






I LOVE THANKSGIVING!!!! I love all the fall colors, spending time with the family and just enjoying the time off. I have so much to be thanksful for.

This week over at the Bitten By The Bug (BBTB) Reginas assigned the Turkey cut from the Stretch Your Imagination Cricut Cartridge. This team always does such amazing work. Make sure to check out the blog to see other projects using this turkey cut.

Materials:
Cricut Expression
Stretch Your Imagination Cartridge
Alphalicious Font Cartridge
Accents Essential Cartridge
Diamond Glaze
Prima Flowers

All of the above products I got over at HALLMARK SCRAPBOOK. They are still having the HUGE sale on all the cartridges so make sure to check them out.

My other misc supplies are:
Doodlebug glitter paper - I am IN LOVE with this stuff - WOW
Pearls - my super sweet friend DeeDee sent me 4 different colors but for this project I just used the natural pearl color
ScrapNFonts for the circle sentiment

The Clothespin I purchased at Walgreens when they had the school supplies on sale. I painted it with acrylic paint - then covered the outside with pattern paper, card stock and added my yummy turkey and flowers.

The other day my sweet friend SHARON did a card with an amazing Medalion which was done using a corner punch. I had seen this technique a few months ago and never got around to trying them. The video technique is from BECCA and her blog is AMAZING PAPER GRACE - this video is just amazing.

I hope you all have a FABULOUS and SAFE Thanksgiving week.

Hugs to all,
T

HEART CUPCAKE BOX AND CARD






Hello everyone!!!!! I have had a busy weekend making all kinds of things. I finally got to finish an order of Breast Cancer Awareness cards that a friend of mine ordered from me - they turned out BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

Well here is a cupcake box Regina designed for THE CUTTING CAFE. All of her designs are spectacular. I chose the HEART box and made a Valentine theme box. I used the heart that cut from the box top to make a card. I used my Pazzles machine to cut the box but remember they can also be purchased this in PDF format and cut by hand - it really is not hard at all.

I am also addicted to the new Crimpers my LSS is selling. I just bought this heart one yesterday and WOW - it's amazing. They are made by MARVY.

Materials:
PAZZLES Machine
Diamond Glaze
Patter Paper: MOXXIE
Card Stock: Bazzill
Flowers: Prima
Misc craft buttons
Marvy Heart Crimper
Offray Ribbon

My Pazzles machine, Primas and Diamond Glaze are from HALLMARK SCRAPBOOK. This is THE BEST online store to shop at. They have everything you need for all your paper craft projects!!!

Hugs to all,
T

Thursday, November 20, 2008

PROUD PARENT MOMENT!!!!!

I had THE MOST amazing day today. Both of my kids were given 3 awards at school. This was definitely one ceremony I didn't want to miss. Kasi was awarded the Honor Roll Award, Outstanding Citizenship Award and the Perfect Attendance Award. Damian was awarded the PRINCIPAL Honor Roll Award, Outstanding Citizenship Award and the Perfect Attendance Award. They really have worked hard for it and they totally deserve each and every one.

Here are some pictures of their special day.

Hugs, T





Tuesday, November 18, 2008

MY GIRL






The very first thing I have to say is...........THANKS SIS!!!!! My sister Regina helped me out with my very first Pazzles project. I wanted to make a little girl dress card sooooooo bad!!!! This cut is from ScrapNFonts - DB Dress Up collection. From the very first moment I saw this dress, I knew I didn't want the typical pink or yellow colors - I wanted something different and when I was at Joanns the other day, I found this fabulous teal ribbon and just knew I had to use it for this project.

My Pazzles is from HALLMARK SCRAPBOOK - they have such an amazing selection of tools and accessories. I love this place.

Thanks for all the sweet comments.

Hugs, T

Monday, November 17, 2008

HAPPY HOLIDAYS






Like most weeks.........this week again, I didn't have a clue as to what I would do for the BBTB challenge (which was to use the Tree cut from the SYI Cricut Cartridge). Once I saw these cute circle Christmas words at scrapNfotns, my creative juices went wild LOL and I knew instantly that I wanted to hang them from the Tree.

This is what I got over at HALLMARK SCRAPBOOK for this project:
Cricut Expression (they have a nice BUNDLE package that is AVAILABLE NOW)
Stretch Your Imagination Cartridge (most cartridges are still ON SALE!!!!)
Tim Holtz Distressing Ink

These are the two fonts I used from scrapNfonts:
DB Circle Christmas
DB Boxy Christmas

Also make sure to visit the BITTEN BY THE BUG site for some really nice projects from the other designers.

Thanks for looking.

Hugs, T

Saturday, November 15, 2008

POCKET FULL OF POSIES - Sour Cream Container


I just love making these little sour cream containers. They are simple to make and look so adorable.

Today I took a trip to SCRAPBOOKS-N-STUFF (my favorite local scrapbook store) to pick up the MAURY crimper and some special paper for this project. They ALWAYS have the cutest paper around. They also have a new blog called SCRAPBOOKS-N-STUFF BLOG. I really enjoy my LSS - the owners are super nice and the employees are AWESOME!!!!

Hugs, T

CIRCLE CHRISTMAS STAMPS (Downloadable) / Sour Cream Containers












Over at THE CUTTING CAFE' (oh I just love that name - wink) my sis Regina designed some REALLY CUTE circle Christmas downloadable stamps. There are four 1", four 1 1/2" and four 2". These will be available for purchase real soon - so keep checking back.

For some time now, I have wanted to try these Sour Cream containers everyone has been making to fill with candies and little surprises so I decided that it was the perfect thing for the 1" circle Christmas stamps.

The Swirls Embossing folder and the Tim Holtz Distressing Ink I purchased over at HALLMARK SCRAPBOOK.

Hugs, T

Monday, November 10, 2008

THE PITTER PATTER OF MY HEART :o)




Since I got my Pazzles last week from HALLMARK SCRAPBOOK, I can't stop imagining the possibilities!!! I took this picture of my kids feet about 2 months and looked at it each and every day wondering just what I was going to do with it. My DSIL gave me the idea for title last night and I knew instantly how I was going to make the layout.

I used the following fonts from ScrapNFonts:
THE: Clarissa Boxed
PITTER PATTER OF MY HEART: Classy Charm

I cut out the PITTER PATTER with my PAZZLES on white card stock.
The words THE and OF MY HEART are printed.

The heart is cut out of chipboard using a Sizzix Die from HALLMARK SCRAPBOOK.

Thanks for looking and for the sweet comments.

Hugs, T

Saturday, November 8, 2008

CUPCAKES, CUPCAKES AND MORE CUPCAKES!!!!!









First of all, I FINALLY got my Pazzles machine!! WOOOOO HOOOOO!!! THANK YOU HALLMARK SCRAPBOOK!!!! You sure know how to make a girls dreams come true. As soon as I received it, I installed the program, connected my machine and VOILA - it worked right away.

Well.......now that I am also a designer for THE CUTTING CAFE', I want to share my first project cut with the PAZZLE. You can purchase the PAZZLES and lots of accessories at HALLMARK SCRAPBOOK and you can also purchase Regina's design cuts right HERE. It doesn't matter if you don't have the machine, you can also cut them BY HAND using the PDF format - just print and cut. This is how I did my very first project (the Christmas cards and box).

All of the cards are printed on IVORY Cardstock and colored in with Prismacolor pencils using the Gamsol technique. I also added to each and every card, a hint of Martha Stewart Fine Glitter and a ribbon to add just a tad bit of character.

I made matching envelopes, in the Ivory card stock, using the Wild Card Cricut Cartridge, the Cricut Expression and the Design Studio to get the perfect size.

Remember to visit HALLMARK SCRAPBOOK. They still have the cartridges on SALE as well as an AMAZING Expression Super Saver Bundle.

Thanks for the sweet comments.

Hugs, T