Friday, June 26, 2015

Take A Walk On The Wild Side

Thank you for joining our HOP on the WILD SIDE brought to you by Cuddly Cute Designs and The Scrapoholic Candy Shop!  If you just came from Debbie's page, then you are in the right place! If you came upon my page by chance, you can return to the beginning by clicking here

These new photopolymer stamps were so much fun to play with and I can’t wait to show you my WILD project!  And did you know that just for HOPPING along with us you could WIN your very own “Day at the Zoo” stamp set?   The Scrapoholic is going to give 1 complete set of the “Day at the Zoo” stamps out to one lucky participant!  All you need to do is “LIKE” the Cuddly Cute Designs fan page, “LIKE” the Scrapoholic Candy Shop page and “LIKE” each DT member’s fan page and ‘COMMENT’  on every stop along the Hop to be eligible. That’s it!!!  I’ve also heard some of the zoo animals roaring about The Scrapoholic Candy Shop having a special HOP on the WILD SIDE offer!  No LION… I’m PAWSITIVE you’re going to love it!

For my project:

I use the lion stamp and colored it with copic markers. I then added this adorable lion to a series of nesties cut from the Silhouette Store.  To complete the card, I add a stamped sentiment "Walk on the Wild Side" from the stamp set and brown and yellow trendy twine. 



Thank you for HOPPING with me!  Your next stop is Bobbie

In case you get lost along the way, here is a complete list of stops:

Tami
FB- https://www.facebook.com/cuddlycutedesigns
Blog-  http://cuddlycutedesigns.blogspot.ca/

Jenni
FB- https://www.facebook.com/CrazyScrappinMomma4

Debbie
FB-https://www.facebook.com/myscrapbookgardenbyDebbieP
Blog-   http://myscrapbookgarden.blogspot.com/

Kimberly
FB-https://www.facebook.com/KPKre8tions
Blog- http://scrappingrookie.blogspot.ca/

Bobbi
FB- https://www.facebook.com/im.playing.with.paper

Shirley
FB- https://www.facebook.com/scrappysamdesigns

Teri
Blog- http://spunkyandtadpole.blogspot.com/

Amanda
FB- https://www.facebook.com/TheScrapoholicCandyShop
Blog - http://thescrapoholiccandyshop.blogspot.ca/

You can purchase these great stamps here Scrapoholic Candy Shop

Friday, May 1, 2015

Run For The Roses Derby Hat


WELCOME GUESTS!!
We are so excited to bring you this fun blog hop featuring some Derby Themed projects.
Especially to one of our Hosts... Rhonda, because this event takes place in her hometown!!
We hope you will enjoy your time as you hop and that you feel
inspired to create some Derby Fun!



The Kentucky Derby, which first ran in 1875, is best known for the Horses, Kentucky Bourbon and the beautiful Derby Hats that are worn and takes place every year, the first Saturday in MAY. It is a two week long event... Imagine Mardi Gras to New Orleans if you will! It all starts with a kick off... THUNDER OVER LOUISVILLE, the biggest firework show in North America. In those two weeks there are many events that take place and many STARS visit and attend these events... a lot are fund raising events for some great charities. In addition to DERBY PARTIES folks here have at home!

Thank you for stopping by my blog today to check out my Derby Project. Before I tell you about my fun project, I want to give a GREAT BIG thank you Miss Rhonda for arranging all of this great blog hop!  She is so great!!! 

I decided I wanted to create a fun derby hat and found a fun pattern on the Silhouette Store for a mourners hat.  A nice little top hat.   A hat that looked easy enough, but took me a lot longer than I really wanted it to.  Once I finally got the top hat completed I began to add pink (is there any other color) flowers to the hat.  Once I reached the back of my hat, I decided that I wanted these flowers taller, so they stood out over the top of the hat.  

I added some fantastic white lace with pearls around the brim of the hat, and matching pink around the top.  I then basically added flowers filling in what I thought were holes.  One the back of the hat, I add daisy's (to help hide the stems of the roses).  I thought about covering the remainder of the hat with daisy's but was afraid it would make it look bad. 

Here are my pictures.  I hope you like it. 

Front of my hat

Back of hat 

Side of hat

Side of hat 


Now... if you'd like to be a LUCKY Winner of some goodies... please visit each designers blog and become a follower, leave a comment! Winner will be chosen and announced May 9th!
The complete line up is below and again THANKS for joining us!!!...

BLOG HOP LINE UP
Flowers & More By Rhonda - http://www.flowersbyrhonda.blogspot.com/
Daisy Collins - http://tsunamirosedesigns.blogspot.com/


Monday, April 6, 2015

Hello Cupcake

Check out this double pocket card I made for my DT posting over at Get Creative Challenges.  The challenge this week was to use a tag in your project.  We were provided a Lemon Shortbread image ( what a selection of images they have) and I chose the Cupcakes Delight Girl.  I knew exactly what I wanted to do with this digi stamp and how I needed to pull it off (or so I hoped).

Not long ago, I made this double pocket cards, and they were a hit.  People liked the simplicity of them, and really liked the added tags where they could continue to use them even after the occasion.   I knew they were really easy to do, but it had been a while so I turned to the Internet for a quick tutorial.  After a quick watch, the results were as fast and easy as I remember them to be. 

A couple of things I remembered after I was done.  This is easier to complete if you use double sided design paper instead of double sided card stock.  You card will lay better and look more professional.  Also, you need to not use double sided card stock with words on it, or a specific one sided pattern.  As you can see from the card, my words are upside down because of the way you fold the card.  Finally, use a good score tape, or good glue, (this is especially true if you are using card stock) to ensure your card will stay together.  I had problems with my paper holding with the ATG tape I used.

All in all, I like how it turned out.  Had I used Designer Paper rather than this fun card stock, I would have then secured the double pockets facing to a card.  As it is now, it is already thick and might add additional postage to mail.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Happy Easter

Hello again, I am back to share another great card made with a fun digi.  This week for  613 Avenue Create Design Team, we used the anything goes challenge to create with the digi stamps from Rick St. Dennis.  This digital image is called Precious Pinx.  

Now, with the name of the wonderful image, how could I not finish her off in beautiful soft pastel pinks.  I wish I could remember the name of the paper I used for the back ground, but, at last, I can't.  Anyways, it is double sided, so, I thought that would be perfect to make a beautiful flower to add to the card. Thus making it look quite springy.  I finished off the card by adding a fun and very suitable sentiment from Create with TLC




Be sure to stop by the  613 Avenue Create blog and enter the challenge. We would love to see what you create. 



Friday, March 27, 2015

Happy Spring

Welcome to Cuddly Cute Designs’ first ever Easter Hop! Our amazing Design Team has put together some projects to “DYE” for and we hope you will find EGG-actly the inspiration you need to complete your Easter projects! So grab your basket and get ready to hop on through our Bunny Trail. Be sure to “Like” each Design Team member’s FB Page, comment on their Hop Project, and leave a comment on the CCD fan page to qualify for our Grand Prize! One lucky “Hopper” will win a $25 gift voucher from Cuddly Cute Designs and there will be some other Easter goodies being given away by a few of our DT members along the way!

ALSO, we'll be playing a little game throughout our hop in order for you to claim your hop FREEBIE! On every post, there will be a section of a code phrase. Collect the entire phrase by stopping at each DT member's fanpage then send us an message with this code on the Cuddly Cute Designs facebook page and we'll send you the freebie.

FOLLOW THE HOP

If you hopped over here from Jenni's page, then you are in the right spot.

For my Easter Hop project I have made these adorable Easter Baskets.  These were really simple to make, but a little time consuming at the same time.  I love to use the print and cut on my cameo and when I combine this feature with the adorable files from Cuddly Cute Designs, it is a win/win for everyone. 

The biggest issue I have with doing print and cut on vinyl is making sure you take advantage of the entire sheet of vinyl so you do not waste anything.  After all, once you put the registration marks on the vinyl (so you can cut it) you have pretty much used the vinyl for print and cut.   Let's just say, I made this mistake the first time I printed vinyl.  

You will notice that there are two different files used her.  The adorable bunny with the carrot, Tami was kind enough to make for me.  I needed a design for a young boy, and the sweet bunny with the flower just would not do. 


I am thinking of adding a few puppets from the bunny file or other files and put them on craft sticks to add to the baskets. This is a fast, fun, and easy project to do as long as you pay attention to the details. 

Your next “Hop” stop will be with Katie.

If you get lost along the Bunny Trail, here is a complete lineup so you can find your way around:

Thursday, March 26, 2015

March Release Sunsational Stamps


Sunsational Stamps March Stamp Release Blog Hop (Title)
 (put the  blog hop button here)

Welcome to Sunsational Stamps March Stamp Release Blog Hop  Thank you for joining us today  we  are excited to present our new Spring Stamp Sets . We have 14 new sets, 10 of which will be showcased during the hop. All will be Available in the store this weekend!  So grab a cup of your favorite beverage, sit back and enjoy the show.

 We do have a few rules for this hop, to support each crafter and the time they have put into their work. In order to be eligible to win the Get Well Stamp Set, you MUST visit each blog and leave a comment, becoming  a follower of each blog is also required. In addition to this Everyone who participates will receive an adorable cut file as a free gift from our sister site, Scrapping With Lisa Designs.

We are offering a special for this release:
If you purchase 3  4x6 stamp sets you will get 1  4x6 set of your choice free.
If you purchase 3  3x4 stamp sets you will get 1  3x4 set of your choice free.                                  
This special offer is good until  Sunday Mar 22  at midnight  EST.

Here is the stamp set that you could win for your participation:
(put the image of theGet Well stamp set here)

Here is the Free cut file that you will receive for completing the hop. It will be found on one of the Blogs during this hop.
(put the image of the free cut file here)

This hop runs all weekend, so you will have plenty of time to make it all the way through the hop.  So let's party and give a big welcome to Spring

 Here is my Project for the hop I was given the  (place the name of the file here) as well as the watermarked image of the file)



Here is the line up for today’s Hop :

            Janet - http://www.ladyluvbug.blogspot.com/
            Carla - http://www.racincrafts.blogspot.com/
            Kimberly - http://scrappingrookie.blogspot.com/
            Sher - http://www.sherscards.blogspot.com/
            Marji - http://www.fstampaholic.blogspot.com/
            Rhonda - http://craftingwithblue.blogspot.com/
            Tammy - http://tampatha.wordpress.com/
            Carolyn - http://www.grandmacarol46580.blogspot.com/
            Lisa - http://sunsationalstamps.blogspot.com/

Thank you for joining us and we hope we were able to inspire you just a bit!! Check back here often for more inspirational projects created by our very talented Design Team!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Choose Your Own Wings

I love this image, and I really liked what I was doing, right up until the time I started to color in the butterflies.   Because of the size of the card I made, the image turned out to be smaller than I desire. Which means, when I went to color in the butterflies, they look like nothing more than globs of color in her hair. 

I tried something a little different with my image this time.  I first colored her hair and face using photoshop, then I used my markers to  color in the butterflies and add some extra color to her hair.  

This wonderful image is a Stichy Bear image and can be found here



Monday, March 16, 2015

Dancing Huggable Bestie

How about a fun card with a Huggable Bestie Bear.  This image is just to cute to not have and create something fun.   

I don't remember which colors, I did use my copic markers to color this beautiful little dancer.  I think I am getting better with them, but I still do not like using the darker colors.  I always seem to make a mess with the darker colors.  I always like to add a little something extra to my digis when I color them.  This adorable bear I used my gel glitter pens to add some sparkle to her dress.  
I finished this card off by adding a 3-D bow with a nice pearl in the center.  The fun part is, this cute little bear is on an action wobble, so she really dances.  :-)

The one thing I wish I would have done different is cut a little bit closer to the bear when I cut her out with my Cameo.  I think there is to much white around her.