March 23, 2012

"I love you this much!" Free Digital Friday"

Well can you believe the weekend is here already!!!

 I hope you are all enjoying your March break as much as we are! Here on Prince Edward Island the temperatures went from below 0 to a whopping 20!!!! What a change to wear a winter jacket one day and shorts the next!

As promised I am posting a free digital every Friday of course depending on my health that week, this was a good week so I have a cute little baby digi that can be used for any occasion! Sorry I didn't have time to make it an image where you can color it yourself so all you have to do is print cut and put it on your card! Enjoy!

Sorry this digital has been removed, you can buy this digital in my online store (Creative Bug Digital's) for just $1.00!!
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March 21, 2012

Magazine Inspiration

Well good day to all of my friends and if you are new here, thank you for visiting! Today I am showing a card that I made that was inspired through a page in an old magazine I had laying around the house. I am planning in the future to have " Magazine inspiration Monday's" (in the futher) ,how does that sound??

Here is the magazine page, these colors really jumped out at me and they are not colors I would even think of using but I loved the result!

And the result??? Check it out! I used "Cindy Lou" cartridge, isn't the deer so adorable!!!! I used the negative cut for the border on the inside that can be seen when the card is closed. I love this card! So simple and different!

Oh! and look at my early Easter present , yes I am spoiled... It is called "Your Story, book binder and Laminator" I can't wait to try it out!

Have a wonderful day!!!

March 20, 2012

Summer Mini Album

Happy Tuesday!!!!!! Today I have a project to show you that I did for a friend of mine to record her Summer memories.
 A Summer Mini Album!!!

For those of you who have a cricut and shaped chipboard this is for you but!!!! it is also for those of you who don't have either!!!!

How to make this album:

You can choose what ever shape you want , it depends on what you have. I had a large Label  Die cut so I used it as a template to cut out all my pages. ( Just remember you have to cover the front and back of the cardboard so it will be easier if your dimension's are the same of both sides unless you are using all cardstock only)

  • So first choose your template, put aside all solid and pattern papers you picked  for this project. It is a good habit to have an idea what your album will look like and spend the extra time to pick them out ahead of time, this actually saves time .I took a cardboard box and cut rough squares out bigger than the template for my pages. 

  • Use your template to trace around and cut out as many pages from the cardboard squares that you will need for your album, one by one.

  • Put all your solid colored paper together, tape with low tack tape on all for sides to hold in place, this will keep your papers from moving when you cut them out, a real time saver!

  • Use your  crafting knife to cut around the shape, don't press to hard, this is usually the problem with not getting a smooth edge. Repeatedly cut around until you get through the last layer, if you press and cut all the way through you will have uneven rough edges.

  • Do the same with the pattern paper you choose. ( Remember with pattern paper you have white on one side unless you use double sided paper so therefore you will have to cut half, flip over and cut the other half)

  • Now you should have all your pages set to go and now can assemble your album.

  • I used tacky glue, dotted it on around the edges and used a bone folder to go over it to make it flat. Wet glue is tricky and it may wrinkle your paper but I know people who have used it successfully.

  • Next punch three holes in the same place on every piece, this will be the binding, you can use a paper hole punch or a Crocodile Big Bite. I measure where I want the holes to be and then use that one page as a template to make sure all holes are lined up on other pages.

  • The rest is up to you to add your style of decorating!! Have fun and don't rush it , this may take a few days.

Here is the one I did! Most of the supplies I used were from Nikki Sivil's Summer Collection Kit, I am not sure if Nikki still has this kit but she does have others to die for, I can't wait to get you're a hoot! That is on my list today, here is a list to Nikki Sivils products.

You will notice I used paint on every page which I applied with a sponge brush. I love working with paint and blending different colors.

Have a great day!!!!

March 19, 2012

Perfect Smile , LOL

Hi y'all!!! I hope your weekend was as fantastic as mine, we went out for dinner at a restaurant which is something we don't do in this family.
My youngest son was diagnosed with Autism when he was three and not eating out has been one of the small sacrifices we made due to Michael being over stimulated. Now that  he is almost nine (can't believe it!) we gave it another try and the turnout was remarkable!!!! Needless to say it will now be something we can look forward to! Yipeeeeeeeeeee!!!

I hope you all come back everyday this week because I have a post for every day showing techniques and giving you links to awesome tutorials.... yes I am back and feeling awesome!!!!!

I also have fantastic news to share but shhhhh!!!! There are a few things that has to be worked out first.... I maybe becoming the next "Stampin Up" demonstrator!!!! I am so excited and geared to the teeth about it.

Today I want to share a layout with you that I did yesterday, the photos were so sweet I couldn't resist doing a scrapbooking layout. Peyton and Mya are my nephew and niece and in this picture Peyton's smile cracks me up, he is such a little gapher... therefore I named my project " Perfect Smile, LOL" The "LOL" didn't show up because it was a very light blue, it is below " Smile"

I only recieved the picture yesterday so instead of sending it away to get it done I put my printer to use... I used photoshop to cut out Mya and Peyton seperately so I could do this particular layout.

I made these random dots with Fabric 3D metalic paint!


Also I made a card to enter into the FCCB Challenge!!! It is "Spring is in the air" and you have to have 3 flowers on it somewhere.

Here is what I did !!!

The bear is from my winnings at Scraptastical Kereations Paper Piercing Designs, it is part of the set Beary Sweet Easter created by Kristy!!!! She is aweosme and have many digitals that I know you will love!!!! Check her out, you will not be disappointed!!!

Have a great day and don't forget to come back for this week is packed full of techniques and links to tutorials!!!!

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