August 10, 2013

Saturday Sneak Peak

Bonjour! Goeie dag! as-salām 'alaykum! néih hóu! Ciao! Aloha! Здравствуйте! Hola! nuqneH!

Did I miss anyone?  I even threw in Klingon for any science fiction freaks out there like myself!  Good Saturday to you all and welcome to the latest sneak peak.   Tuesday marks a new freebie in the store so let's take a peek at what it might be...

 So, tell me lovely people, what do you think this one is?  Can't wait to read your guesses.  Remember it doesn't matter how outrageous it is, you might just be right.  Offer up your guesses of the overall design by Monday at 12:00 EST in a comment to be eligible to receive a royally sweet treat. 

I'll offer up a bonus prize to anyone who tells me which of the salutations is Klingon!

 there is still time to sign up for your chance to win Naomi's latest new release:  Moments with Mom!  Click HERE to find out how.


don't forget that our DT call is on right now and we'd love to see you enter!  You can find out all the details by going HERE!

Have a very crafty weekend everybody!  See you on Tuesday for the reveal.

p.s. I was going to wait and reveal my badge once the DT was officially up and running; however, a recent newbie was confused as to whose blog this really was so I figure it is time to sign off in proper format.  What do you think of my badge/sign off?

August 9, 2013

You & Me To A Tea

Happy Friday!!!!
Yay its the weekend again!!! Oh yes I will be singing up a storm again with my sister and friends, I have learned 3 new songs on the guitar...have you ever heard of Titanium!!!  I love that song and it is my absolute favorite to sing...I also learned "Trouble" by Taylor Swift and "Price Tag" by Xenia from the voice.  Can't wait!!
Today I am showing you a card I made for Coralee, she is leaving Monday and I am going to miss her like crazy... I know she will like it for she likes everything I make, lol
Take a looky!!

I hope you all have a super fantastic weekend!  Toodles

August 8, 2013

Bit by the Bug Beginnings: Another Bug is Born

Welcome everyone!  It is time for another new release.
 Today I am excited to introduce you to:

Moments with Mom

The perfect image to show your daughter just how much you care!

Buy Moments with Mom HERE for just $1.00!!!!

Here is a card that Suze from Craftysuze made for inspiration!!

Suze has used such a gorgeous colour on her card.  I love the designer papers and those flowers as well.  Moments with Mom is the perfect card to tell a young girl just how proud you are of her and just how much you love her.  For more details on this card please head on over to Suze's blog (link above card).

Sneak peek guesses...

It seems I get a little creating break this week.  While we had some really great guesses, a lot of them involving pregnant bellies, I'm afraid that no one was correct.  I hope that won't disuade anyone from future guessing.  It is one of the best parts of the week, when I get to check out and see what you have come up with.

How would you like the opportunity to win a copy of this sweet duo?

It is time once again to try and give away a few copies of this sweet new release.  To be eligible, just leave me a comment letting me know HOW THIS IMAGE MAKES YOU FEEL.  What emotions or memories does this image bring up for you?  Moments with Mom would be adorable on any card and definitely bring a smile to the recipient, so what is stopping you from entering!

Winners will be announced on August 22nd, when it will be time for the next new release!!!!

Which brings me to the winners of the last new release.  We had nine people leave comments.  So with three copies of the image up for grabs, odds of winning were 1 in 3!  So...

Drum roll, please....BBBbbbrrrrrrrrr pish

Julie Tucker-Wolek
(names were chosen using a random name generator at Mini Web Tool)

Please contact me by clicking HERE with the subject heading 'Ladybug Layover Image Winner' to get your copy of Naomi's sweet image from the last release.

Well, that is it for me today.  Please come back and visit with me on Saturday when I show a sneak peek of this coming Tuesday's newest freebie.

Until then, have a fantastic couple days and good luck everyone!

August 6, 2013

How to Make a Baby out of Punches

Happy Tuesday !
Hi, I hope you are all having a fantastic week, besides working I had the chance to put together a tutorial for you. Over the weekend my friend Kelly and I sat out on my back deck in the sun and played with all my punches:
This is what we came up with!!!!!
I am so proud of my Punch Baby, eeek!
And... of course I had to make a card to showcase her...

( Do not adhere until the end, set all pieces aside as you make them)
  • Punch 1" circle then stamp a Peachy Keen face on it
  • Punch Grass - used as hair
  • Punch stamp- used as shirt...
- Take 5/16" circle punch and punch shirt to make indents for the arms, (about 1/4 way in)
-Do the same for neck in shirt using the 1/2 " circle.
  • Punch Flower - used for arms and legs
- Cut 3 petals off flower  (not individually, all together) then cut out center petal for legs, make sure you cut the middle petal out on a curve for it will be her diaper.
-Cut 2 petals out seperately (individually) for her arms
  • Cut 5/16"  for rattle, also cut a very small handle for the rattle freehand
  • Color each piece
- I used Spectrum Noir Pens
  • Use White Dimensional Fabric Paint to cover diaper or just leave white
  • Use Frosted Lace Stickles over flower in center of shirt...(optional)
  • Adhere all pieces
    Have fun creating your punch baby and have a terrific day!!!!!

August 5, 2013

Path of Positivity Challenge - Optimism

Hello again on this fine Monday morning!

This is my second post today and I am excited to share with you the new challenge for August over at Path of Positivity!!!  The theme for the month of August is:
I did this card for a friend of mine who is torn between doing what she loves most or continuing on the career path she had choosen 10 years ago.. the quote I used for the inside is meant to encourage and remind her just what it would feel like if she were to act on doing what she loves most for optimism does create inspiration, energy and does bring out the best in us.

I realize it is hard to read so I typed it out:
Inspires, energized and brings out our best,
it points the mind toward possibilites
and helps us think creatively past problems
Price Pritchett

Drop on over to Path of Positivity to see all the prizes you can win!!!
I hope to see you there, the girls all did such an amazing job on their creations.

Have a super day!

Wedding Card "Lavender, White and Silver"

Happy Monday my peeps!!!

I hope you all had a terrific weekend, I had an amazing time... Saturday Michael had his friends Alex, Stephen and Ray over to splash around in the pool and what a time! I have my friend Coralee home for holidays and all her relatives and friends and I went to karoke Saturday night... there were endless laughs and it will be a night I will remember the rest of my life... talk about awesome!!!
Sunday Troy , myself and Michael went to Troys parents to see Troys uncle that only comes over once a year and of course we had a super amazing meal, never fails.

Today I want to show you a Wedding card I made for my friend Kelly... don't friends make the best customers??!  Kelly knew the colors she wanted which made my preparation easier.

Sorry this card turned out a little blurry but the close ups should help...

Products used:

I used the bride from the cricut cartride "Wrap it Up"


Shapabilities------Aster Flower Topper
Nestabilities------Floral Ovals
Shapabilities------ Ironwork Motifs


Fresh Squeezed Stamps

Misc Embellishments:

Pearl lace-----Wild Orhid Crafts
Lavender Bloom----- Wild Orchid Crafts
Hat Pin------Christina's Store which you can find by visiting Christina's


 I used Stickles to add a little shine to the bouquet and a couple of gems to add a little more sparkle!
I did some of the bloom with white paper some with mirror card and added a lavender bloom on top
With so much dimension I created a box ---
the dimensions of the box are 71/2" by 81/2" which gives it 1" depth
The card size is 61/2" by 51/2"
I am happy to say that Kelly was very happy with the results.
Have a fantastic day!!!!

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