Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Save a Horse

Hello all and welcome to New Release day at Bugaboo Stamps, and I'm so lucky it's my day - because I'm a huge Dottie fan!!

Want to know what the inside reads?

Ride a Cowgirl!

Isn't she just so sassy and awesome?!

Again, I thank you for stopping by and don't forget to check out the Catch the Bug blog for more Bugaboo inspiration.

This meets the following challenges:

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Altered Notebook

Hello all and thanks for stopping by. Today I have a very short tutorial on making an altered notebook. It's short because they are so easy to alter yet make excellent gifts since they can be personalized for anyone.

1) I start out with a 3" by 5" notepad and remove the coil binding.

2) I trace the cover onto an "upcycled" cereal box and cut out. Here you see: back of cereal box, original cover, and pages. I decorate the other side of the cereal box and leave the back side plain. The reason for using the box is because it's much more sturdy than the original cover. You could always use new chipboard of course.

3) Once I decorate the cover, I use my Cropadile to make new holes on my new cover using the original cover as a template. Then I put the binding back on.

4) Add any other finishing touches - I added the adorable Sock Monkey Boy from Bugaboo Stamps and added a little glaze.

And there's a super fun little gift for that someone special...who might happen to live in Alaska ;) And just a note: if you decide to sew on the cover, take note of where the holes are to be punched to avoid punching through any sewn areas...yup, learned this the hard way.

Thanks so much for visiting today and I hope you enjoyed my little tut.

Easter Boy JSL Hop

Hello and welcome to the JUST SOME LINES EASTER Blog Hop!! Our hop starts today, Wednesday, March 21, and goes until Saturday, March 24 at 10pm EST. Hop along to get a look at the NEW EASTER IMAGES available at JUST SOME LINES SHOP!!

I'm using Emo Baby in Easter Outfit for my Easter card to Bean and Sprout's little cousin:

I'm also using a great sketch from Eat Sleep Stamp.

Please remember to leave comments at each stop, including the beginning at JUST SOME LINES Blog. You do not need to leave a comment at the last stop, which is the JUST SOME LINES SHOP. Winners will be chosen from the comments left on each blog and there will also be some "surprise" winners chosen at random from comments left along the hop as well as a GRAND PRIZE featuring your choice of 3 Easter images from JUST SOME LINES SHOP plus a goodie bag of crafting treats!
Next on the hop is Vicki

Hope you enjoy the hop!! Check back at JUST SOME LINES Blog on Sunday, March 25 to see if you are one of our lucky winners:)

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Funny Bunny

Hello all and Happy Saturday! I can't believe how fast time flies when you have a baby. Sprout is now 5 weeks old and has changed so much in that short time. Anyway, today I'm here to share a card for this week's Catch the Bug challenge:


and I'm getting ready for Easter!

I haven't decided who this card is going to yet, but I have a few more to make by Easter. I'm using Funny Bunny, and some great "new" papers from our latest DT swap. Thanks so much for joining me today and have fun with this weeks challenge!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

When I Think of You

Hello all and Happy Tuesday! While I was away, a few of my posts didn't "auto post" so let's do a little catch up:

Here is the Valentine's Day card from Bean to her Daddy. I LOVE this set from Just Some Lines and got it specifically for Bean cards. The layout is from Splitcoaststampers SC07 and the sentiment comes with the set.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope to get back to regular blogging and visiting all of your blogs again!


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