Thursday, February 26, 2009

Yummy Surprises in store!

Hey, Peeps!!! Just wanted to let you know that some secret things are in the works. You won't want to miss the fun that will start next week. Be sure to check back on Monday!!! Hint: You could win something "yummy"!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Woot, Woot!

Hey, hop on over the Diecut Diva and see who made an "appearance" there! While you are there, check out the link to the Creative Cuts and More store. Terry has some great things there...and so very reasonably priced!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Where, Oh Where....

do ya' order that 4x4 album?

Here is link directly to the info on Creative Cuts and More. At $5.00 per's a deal you can't pass up. Especially if you have never done a mini album and just want to try it out, or it would make a great cardboard book to help little hands keep busy. I could totally see it being a little children's book to play with and stick in a toddler's diaper bag. (Think: baby gift, birthday gift, or word book) Just sayin'........

Monday, February 9, 2009

Well, here are a few more photos of that 4x4 chipboard album I did with die cuts from Creative Cuts & More. The album is a die cut that will be available from CC&M. The flourish on the lower right, (one of my own dies by Sizzix) was cut from vellum that had been stamped with a flourish. I used that same flourish (from Hero Arts) on the upper left of the left hand page. The pink flower on the bottom of the left page is done with a punch (by Fiskars) out of velvet paper. The sentiment? Well, "That's Amore", is from Prickley Pear Rubber stamps.

The lettering on the left pages is the Dragonfly font from Quickutz. I die cut it out of vellum, ran it through my "X" and then used my Basic Grey Rub-on roller over it to make sure it stuck down "good". It also gave a really neat affect...kind of like white chalk ink. On the right page, I used the flourish stamp from Hero Arts, the big sun dial background stamp is from Fancy Pants "In the Garden". Ummm...and I bet you can't tell I like chocolate. Just a little.

Some of you are old enough to remember when the top 10 list was quite the rage on the David Letterman show. (Showin' my age??) Well, I created my own. I used a stamp from Little Yellow Bicycle. On the right side, the flowers were punched using my Fiskars flower punch. The slide mount is a die I picked up from Creative Cuts and More. I stamped on the die cut, giving it a bit of extra punch. The small rectangle in the middle is a Tim Holtz Fragment. A dear friend of mine gave me a sampling at Christmas and I have been having a blast!!! I used my sanding block to scuff up one side and make it look frosted. Then I actually used Versamark ink and clear embossing powder and embossed on it. (I stole that idea from Tim Holtz. He did a tutorial during his 12 Tags of Christmas posts over at his blog. Thanks Tim!!!! I love that technique!) Here is a close up:

Lots of layers going on here. But I love that, can you tell!?

Well, I have an appointment that I must hurry off to! Word from Terry at Creative Cuts and More is that she is posting the albums on her sight so she will be having some of those for sale this week. Really, hop on over there and check her stuff out!!! She has a ton of die cuts and you can get the designs in almost any paper, chipboard, velvet, metallic and acrylic you can think of!! It's all very reasonably priced too!!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

SHHHH....It's a secret.

But not anymore! I recently was asked to join the Creative Cuts and More design team as a Guest Designer. I am officially the guest designer for one of the summer months. However, I have been doing a little extra-curricular work for Terry! (Hi Terry!) She sent me some things to get me started a few months early on my month's theme. (which would be for June!) but I got on a creative tangent and well, the photos tell the rest of the story!

So here are a few photos. This is the cover of a 4x4 chipboard album from Creative Cuts and More.

The quality of the chipboard is awesome! Even though I usually prefer to work in a little larger format, this little book was so fun to put together. I used paper from the DCWV "All Dressed Up" line. The flourish on the front is done with a Sizzix die cut.

This is the first layout in the little album. DH and I celebrated 12 happy years together last month. (Has it really been that long????) On these pages, the date is cut from Quickutz' Dragonfly alpha 4x8 plate. I cut the letters in vellum, ran them through my Xyron "X" and then stuck them down. The white "sundial" is a stamp from the Fancy Pants "In the Garden" stamp set. The number 12 is some white rub-ons from Autumn Leaves and the red letters are sparkly Sticko stickers from EK Success.

This layout includes a happy photo from 2007. (Thanks to my brother-in-law, Scott. He is awesome behind that camera!!!) The flower at the bottom right of the left-hand page was done with a McGill punch. The pink scalloped frame on the right page is from Creative Cuts and More. The letter for "US" were chipboard letters that I layed under a black sheet of cardstock and then ran them through my die-cutting machine. It left an embossed image that I rubbed white ink over.On this page, I stamped the big black "4" using a lino background stamp from Prickley Pear Rubber stamps. Then, I used a Fiskars hand punch and punched some flowers out of vellum. I used black Stayz-on ink and a new flourish stamp from Prickley Pear to stamp them before adhering them on the page.

After all this, I am now looking forward (after an invitation from the Diecut Dive herself!!!) to joining her design team on a more regular and permanent basis. We have some great things planned and I can't wait to share those projects with you. As soon as I get them done! hee-hee.

Okay. Check back in a few days to find out what the rest of the album looks like. In the mean time, hop on over to Terry's blog (Diecut Diva) and check out what is going on over there! She has some really great, high quality die cuts (and other really good stuff too!!) that you should probably check out! Have a great week, Peeps!