All posts tagged: Cuttlebug

Spring Showers

Hi all, I will be away for a bit over the Easter weekend.  Unfortunately it’s not for happy reasons.  We will be attending my Aunt’s funeral on Monday April 5th, as she passed away on Tuesday.  Our family was very close with theirs (my Mom’s sister) as we were growing up, and she will be dearly missed. This has all happened so very quickly. I am so glad that I made a trip just a little over a week ago to see her and her family.   We had no idea that she would be taken from us so soon, even though we knew she had terminal liver and lung cancer. It had only just been diagnosed over the last few weeks.  Our consolation is that she has not had to suffer for long.   I will always remember her as a wonderful person; always finding the best in others and always giving wholly of herself.  She was truly a beautiful person and a very special Aunt to me. Earlier in the week I made a card …

Sweet Happy Birthday!

I have a couple of cards for a couple of challenges to show you all today.  I was feeling uninspired on my own last night, and needed a push in the right direction!  So, of course I turned to the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday challenge and found myself using  a lovely sketch by Silke.  Second, I used the colors of the color challenge on SCS to use pretty in pink, rich Razzleberry and Chocolate chip.   Such a yummy color combo don’t you think? I used the Flourishes Birthday Celebrations stamp and the Strawberries stamp for the sentiment.  I stamped the cupcake 3 times to build my little tower of cakes.  They’re colored in with Copics.  Instead of a panel in the background I used a piece of crocheted ribbon in a pretty pink. The Crafty Creations challenge this week is to use at least 3 different TEXTURES!  I made my DT card below using embossing,  textured paper and cotton ribbon as my three different textures.   The card above also has textured card stock, crochet ribbon and …

Sweet Baby Bear

Here’s a baby card I designed for Custom Crops. I wanted it to look like a baby’s bed with baby bear and his teddy all tucked in for the night. I love white bedding even though I know it’s not practical…a girl can dream! If you would like the full details for this card you can find it all HERE. Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a creative day!

Cuttlebug Christmas Tags and Tin

Hello!!  Wow, only 10 days to go ’till Christmas! The Christmas preparations are well under way, most of my cards have been sent out (although I do have a few more to make and send), and I have yet to start my baking!  I am getting into the spirit of the Holidays now, waiting for family to arrive and looking forward to some special time with them. It will be an emotional Christmas for our family this year.  We found out two months ago that my MIL has terminal cancer.  It did come as a complete shock to us all, as nothing was found until she was at stage 4  and nothing can be done medically.  She is 78 years old and has always been a very strong woman both physically and spiritually.  She is a real go getter with more energy than I have by times!!   We had the very difficult task of telling our two boys last night about their Nanny.  Children do surprise us at how they take things.  I find with …

Be Merry and CAS!

Hi everyone!  I hope you all had a great weekend! How was Thanksgiving for those of you in the U.S.A?  Wonderful,  and busy I expect!  We took a quick trip to my Sisters and then on to my Mom’s house over the weekend. They live an hour apart, and 3 hours away from me.  It felt so great to see my Sister and her family and of course my Mom and Grandma!  It’s so hard to say goodbye though.  My Grandma is 86 and each goodbye gets harder. I did get some nice photos of us that I will try to post soon! This is just a quick post today to show you the latest cuttlebug design card I made.  It is clean and simple and I think just perfect for mass producing!   I decided to sell a few of these in my Etsy Shop too. I’ve made it for the Cuttlebug Spot challenge this week as well- winter theme. The top part of the white panel is embossed with snowflakes using the cuttlebug and …

Impressions of Christmas Past

Here’s my latest project for Custom Crops…a vintage inspired Christmas card.  You can see all the details for this card and many other new Christmas cards, FREE templates, cut files and project tutorials at Custom Crops. Pssst…hey you guys … I might get into a lot of trouble for this… Kelly over at Custom Crops asked us to keep this top secret but I just couldn’t  do that to you… I guess it’s too late for them to keep it hush hush because you can see the info has already been leaked and the Internal CONFIDENTIAL Employee Video has been posted to YOUTUBE!!  There is definitely going to be a Custom Crops employee (NATALIE) being tacky taped and glittered after this is all over!!  (OUCH) Anyhoo, as long as it’s not me….here it is… There  is a huge PINK TUESDAY SALE at Custom Crops starting a 12:01 CT November 24th!!  It lasts only one day so don’t miss out! Oh, I really hope Kelly doesn’t find out about this…Shhhhhh!!! I’m hiding my tacky tape and …

Hot Cocoa packet Holder Tutorial

Hi everyone!  From the results of the poll I took on the hot cocoa holder I posted last week, there are some of you who wanted a “how to”. So today I went ahead and made a tutorial for you.  Thank you for your response to the poll, it really helps me know what my readers want to see! Materials Cardstock- chocolate chip 8 1/2″  x 6 3/4″,  white Circle punch Double sided adhesive tape Ribbon or brad Scoring tool Stamp- I used UNITY Hodgepodge of Happiness cup and sentiment OPTIONAL: Cuttlebug and embossing folder – I used Snowflakes Die Cut Nestabilities: Labels One Scallop oval punch Step 1:  Score the cardstock at 1/2″ and 4 1/2″ vertically.  Score the bottom edge at 1/2″. Step 2: Cut the corner just below where the score lines cross. Step 3: Add adhesive tape to the bottom folding edge just to the score line. Step 4: Flip the cardstock over and still working on the cut corner side add adhesive tape to the long edge and across the …