Monday, August 31, 2009


YAY....finally got my internet back up!!!

This week over at the BBTB, Regina challenged us to us the Ribbon cut from the Paper Pups Cricut Cartridge. I have been wanting to scrap my daughters first mudding experience and thought this was the PERFECT opportunity since she WAS the Dirtiest Mudder!!!! She had a blast.

All the tags have journaling on the reverse side.

Cricut Expression
Dreams Come True: Splats
Don Juan: Font
Paper Pups: Ribbon
Cuttle Kids: Off Road (the perfect Dune Buggy)
Paper: Bo Bunny
Claudine Hellmuth: Sable Brown Studio Paint (I mixed with a little water and added splashes for a "mud" look)
Smooch: Silver Fox (for parts of the Dune Buggy)
Tim Holtz: Fragments
Washers from Home Depot (used as charms and inked with TIm Holtz Alcohol Inks)
MM: Travel transparencies
Misc: Fibers
Papertrey Ink: Twill

Thanks for stopping by my blog!!! Be sure to stop by the BBTB to see all the other amazing RIBBON projects. Some of the designers are also having their monthly blog hop which starts HERE.

Hugs, t

Tuesday, August 25, 2009


Hello everyone!!! This week our Try it Out Tuesday challenge was to make a Notepad or Notebook cover so I decided that since we are soon entering Fall, I would make a "Fall Notes" notebook. Using Autumn, the cute fall girl from the new Hearts and Hugs Series 2 Victoria Case for Susana's Customs Art and Card Design (SCACD), was the perfect image for my project.

After coloring in the image with my copics, I added the Terra Cotta and Tuscan Sun Shimmerz Spritz....first the Terra Cotta at the top end and then the Tuscan Sun all over the entire image. It added an amazing shine to my project. I also added some Cappuccino Baubles - love the color on these.....great for fall projects.

I also added some Tuscan Sun Shimmerz to my Prima flowers - then I added a Loop brad and hung a charm that I distressed with Tim Holtz Walnut Distress Embossing Powder for a rustic look.

FALL NOTES is stamped with the Doodle Alphabet CTMH stamp set then punched with an EK Success circle punch and I added some distress stickles for more bling.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog and leave me comments!!

Hugs to all, T

Friday, August 21, 2009

HOWDY YA'LL.......

YAY - it's Friday!!!! I don't know about you but for me, the week starts and before I know it, it's over just to start all over again. The holidays are right around the corner......

Anywho, as most of you already know, today is the day you can purchase the NEW Hearts and Hugs Collect #2 for Susana's Custom Art and Card Design by Victoria Case!!!! WOOOOO HOOOOO!!!!! Yesterday was the first day the DT did sneak peeks of this awesome collection and they all did a FANTABULOUS JOB!!!!!

For my Friday sneak peek I was assigned the adorable TAYLOR....the cowgirl - yeehaw!!!! (giggles) Immediately after Suzanne gave us this assignment, I knew for sure that I wanted to use my fringe ribbon and cuttlebug horse shoe!!!!

Other supplies: Copics; Long Rectangle Nestabilities; MM gold square brads; Tim Holtz Disressing Ink; Offray ribbon, PTI Twine; SU Tab punch; MM alpha stickers from the Chloe collection.

So what are you waiting for......go to SCACD now to purchase these adorable are going to love them ALL!!!!

Hugs, T

Thursday, August 20, 2009


So are you ready for another ADORABLE stamp set?????? Well check this out..........the New Hearts and Hugs Collection #2 for Susana's Custom Art and Card Design by Victoria Case coming out tomorrow!!!! That's right - TOMORROW and you will love them ALL!!!!

The SCACD design team will be giving sneak peeks today and tomorrow to show everyone this fabulous collection. OK so for my Thursday sneak peek, I had to use the cute little SUSY stamp....isn't she CUTE???? The pattern papers and brad are from the Basic Grey Lemonade Collection.

Other supplies: Diamond Stickles (for her earrings, hair ties and the hearts on her PJ's and Sneakers); Oval Nestabilities, Copics, Prima Fowers, PTI Twine, and those rhinestones letters are from M's but I don't know the brand.

Be sure to check out all the other SCACD designers blogs (listed to the right of my blog) so that you can see the entire Hearts and Hugs Collection #2 for SCACD by Victoria Case and remember that you can purchase these HERE tomorrow!!

In addition, the new code for the blinkie is up at SCACD. Even though the blinkie is the same, the code to the link is different so if you have a VC for SCACD blinkie on your blog, be sure to get the updated code so you can have the correct link.

Have a beautiful day!!

Hugs, T

Tuesday, August 18, 2009


So I have been having sooooo much fun making teacher cards.

This weekend I took out my TEACHER'S APPLE stamp set from Papertrey Ink and used it to make these cards. I also used their Craft and Scarlet cardstock and Scarlet ribbon.

Papertrey Ink's products are so high quality I LOVE THEM ALL!!!

Also, here is the gift card holder. I purchased a variety pack from SHORTCUTS.

Other suppies: Cuttlebug Number Embossing Folder; CTMH Vineyard Berry Ink (PERFECT MATCH for the Scarlet PTI Color); Stickles; Diamond Glaze; Pop Dots; PTI Twine

My sweet friend Christina from Creations with Christina was my inspiration for these cards. She did a video last week using these papers for a teacher card as well . I didn't have that awesome stamp she used so I had to improvise with the numbers embossing folder. Check out her blog HERE and her Utube video HERE. Thanks Christy!!!!!

Hope everyone has a great week!!

Hugs, T


Hello everyone.....hope you are all having a fabulous Tuesday!!!!

So this week Suzanne from Susana's Custom Art and Card Design challenged us to make a Teacher or Student gift. Well since the kids start school on Monday the 24th, I thought I would make this cute pencil holder and card for the teachers.

I used the adorable owl stamps from the Pink Cat Studio called HOOTY OWL. I colored in her glasses with Silver Smooch and the beak in Pumpkin Smooch. The pattern paper is from the new June Bug Basic Grey Collection.

The Pencil Box and Teacher Sentiment on the card are from THE CUTTING CAFE. I love to mix and match different products when creating.

On another note......the winner of the SCACD blog hop is: KraftyChic from NC CONGRATS!!! Thanks to all those participated!!!

One more thing before I go........check back on Thursday and Friday as the SCACD DT we will be having sneak peeks to the new VICTORIA CASE for SCACD Series 2 stamps which will be released Friday, August 21st. There will also be a blog candy on the store blog tomorrow so check make sure to visit HERE.

If you currently have a Victoria Case blinkie on your blog, be sure to update your code. Go HERE to get the new code.

Hugs to all, T

Thursday, August 13, 2009


SOOOOOO, if you like to EXPLORE.....make sure to exlpore I BRAKE FOR STAMPS!!!!!!

This blog hop is a shout-out & thank-you to Della of "I Brake For Stamps" who is a huge behind the scenes helper for Susana's Custom Art & Card Design--she makes all the stamps! All the DT's blogs feature a different project featuring a stamp from Della's store, so make sure and hop all the way through the end. For one lucky HOPPER there will be a prize, but you have to leave a comment on every blog in order for a chance to win. The lucky winner will be picked randomly from comments left on one of the DT's blog's--but it's a MYSTERY which blog it will be! The prize up for grabs is a brand new Ranger Heat Gun--it heats quickly & does NOT blow your embossing powder around--it's FANTASTIC! Now go get hoppin'!!

Now check out SUSAN'S blog HERE for another amazing project.

If you lose your way, the blog hop starts with Suzanne (HERE) and HERE.

Supplies: Cardstock and pattern paper: CTMH; Stamp image: Susanne from the Little Rascals Collection at I BRAKE FOR STAMPS; Copics; Swarovski Crystals; Loop Martha Stewart Punch; Prima Flowers; Sentiment Stamp: CTMH; Shipping tag from Office Max; I-TOP brad maker; Hero Arts: Cloud background stamp and the Old Letter Writing background stamp (used to stamp on the beige flower to add some elements)

IMPORTANT INFO: Della at I BRAKE FOR STAMPS is generously offering this Coupon code for Her Store ONLY!!! Coupon code BLOGHOP for 15% off all purchases.........this coupon Expires the 16th............Only 4 days to use it so GO SHOPPING!!!!!!


Hugs, T

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


Stay tuned tomorrow as the SCACD Design Team will be having a blog hop and the prize is........can't say but you will like it!!!! It's to honor someone very special to Susana's Custom Art and Card Designs.....

Have a fabulous day!!!

Hugs, T

Tuesday, August 11, 2009


Yes that's right....I truly believe that if you "believe in yourself".....ANYTHING is possible!!!!!

I made this cute card as my TIOT for Susana's Custom Art and Cards Designs. Suzanne challenged us to make a card using pink and black with some yellow. I had so much fun....thanks Suzanne (wink)!!!!!

I used the adorable YOUNG ALEXA stamp from the new Elisabeth Bell for SCACD collection. I tell you....every time I use a new stamps, I think it's my favorite......they are all so beautiful!!!

Supplies: Stamp: Young Alexa (Elisabeth Bell for SCACD); Patter Paper: Dovecraft: A Hint of Pink; Ink: Momento; Copics; Ribbon & Twill: Papertry, Ink; Sentiment Stamp Studio G

Make sure to stop by the SCACD blog HERE to see all the adorable TIOT projects!! Also, make sure to check out SCACD for tons of new products......the new POLAR WHITE & Autumn Flower Soft (YUMMY)......the new BOW MAKER - "EASY BOW" (how cool is that???)......New Smooch colors......well you get it......check it out HERE and shop till ya drop (hee hee hee)

Hugs, T

Monday, August 10, 2009

1st MONTH - BBTB challenge

Happy Monday to all!!! It's time for BBTB challenges and this week we were given a special Teddy die from GO-KREATE and it was perfect for my project. In addition, we had to use the Square Scallop tag from the Celebrations Cricut cartridge.

My brother and SIL had a baby a month ago and I am going to be making them ONE layout a month. Last week I went to their house and took some pictures for this layout.

Here are some more pictures:

Be sure check out the BBTB HERE for other amazing projects.

Hope everyone has a great week!!

Hugs, T

Tuesday, August 4, 2009


Welcome to another TIOT for Susana's Custom Art and Card Design.

This week Suzanne challenged us to use the following sketch:

I immediately knew I wanted to use some of my sticky back canvas from Ranger. The resist technique is just so amazing with this stuff.....I really LOVE it!!!

For my card I used the EMMA image from the new Elisabeth Bell for SCACD collection. Every week I think to myself "This is my favorite of all the images" LOL ....NOT.....I LOVE THEM ALL!!!!

Materials: Pattern Paper: Basic Grey Urban Prairie Collection; Stamped Image: "EMMA" Elisabeth Bell for SCACD; I-top brad maker; Ranger Canvas; Hero Arts background stamp; White embossing powder; Broken China Tim Holtz Distressing Ink; Momento Black Ink; Versa Mark; Offray Ribbon; Copic markers, stickles, Sizzix Scallop Oval die, CTMH buttons

Thanks for looking!! Have a fabulous week.

Hugs, T

Monday, August 3, 2009


Did someone say Christmas in July.....or August????? This weeks BBTB challenge was to use the snowflake cut from the Accents Essential Cricut Cartrige.

Well, I broke down and bought the I-Top tool from Imaginisce and let me tell you.....the possibilities are endless. I totally LOVE this new tool and will be using it A LOT!!!! I'm a brad kinda girl and it's the main reason I got ALL my brads will match perfect with my projects.

I first did the cut in chipboard to make a sturdy ornament, then I cut it in the Doodlebug white glitter paper which I LOVE. The picture is printed in black and white on regular printer paper which makes it easier to assemble the brad. The small red flowers are made out of glitter paper from K & Co. using the EK Success small flower punch and then I just added a rhinestone in the just added the final touch to the ornament.

I can't wait to see this little beauty in my Christmas tree this year. I just may make one for each of my brother and sisters for their home.

Be sure to visit the BBTB for some amazing snowflake projects HERE.

Hugs to all, T

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Have a hoot of a day.....

This is just the cutest stamp set!!! I ordered it from Papertrey, Ink months ago and just got around to using it.

I made the card using the Sizzix XL Note card and matching envelope dies from the Shapers and Movers collection. I was having problems with the envelope die but called up Sizzix and they took care of me right away.....gotta LOVE good customer service.

The small flowers are made using the EK Success flower punch.....inked the edge with Tim Holtz distressing ink and added some Swarovski rhinestones in the middle for some bling. Parts of the owl are covered with stickles. You will not believe where I got that branch cut's from the TREE Sizzix die, I just cut off the tree top part and voila.....a cute branch. The ribbon is also from Papertrey, Ink.

The scallop part of the card is made using the Fiskar Scallop edge punch.

Hope everyone has a fabulous Sunday!!

Hugs, T