Friday, December 28, 2012

PDEC #52



Happy Friday! Don't you just love Fridays? 
Today is the start of a brand new challenge at
Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges!

Ch#52:  ANYTHING GOES
Create any type of project!!

Starts: Friday, December 28th, 12:00 am EST
Ends: Thursday, January 3rd, Noon EST
Winner (chosen by random.org) Announced: Thursday, January 3rd late afternoon

Our Sponsor this challenge is


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Prize: 1 Stamp Set of the Winner's Choice

Here's my project for this challenge:

Come play with us!
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Friday, December 21, 2012

PDEC #51


Happy Friday! Don't you just love Fridays? 
Today is the start of a brand new challenge at

Ch#51: December Celebrations
Create any type of CELEBRATION project.
(Christmas, Birthdays, Anniversaries, etc.) 
Starts: Friday, December 21st 12:00 am EST
Ends: Thursday, December 27th , Noon EST
Winner (chosen by random.org) Announced: Thursday, December 27th late afternoon


Our Sponsor this challenge is


Cardz TV Stamps
Prize: 1 Stamp Set of the Winner's Choice

Here's my project for this challenge:

Come play with us!
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Friday, December 14, 2012

Snow - PDEC #50


Happy Friday! Don't you just love Fridays? 
Today is the start of a brand new challenge at
Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges!

Ch#50: SNOW!
Create any type of project featuring SNOW.
Starts: Friday, December 14th 12:00 am EST
Ends: Thursday, December 20th , Noon EST
Winner (chosen by random.org) Announced: Thursday, December 20th late afternoon

Our Sponsor this challenge is



Fresh Brewed Designs
http://freshbreweddesgins.com/
Prize: $15 Gift Certificate

Here is my project for this challenge:

Come play with us!
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Friday, December 7, 2012

PDEC #49


Happy Friday! Don't you just love Fridays? 
Today is the start of a brand new challenge at
Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges!

Ch# 49: Blue & White
Create any type of project featuring BLUE & WHITE.

Starts: Friday, December 7th 12:00 am EST
Ends: Thursday, December 13th, Noon EST
Winner (chosen by random.org) Announced: Thursday, December 13th late afternoon

Our Sponsor this challenge is


Mark's Finest Papers & Stamps
Prize: Train Talk Stamp Set


Here's my project for this challenge:

Come play with us!
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Friday, November 30, 2012

Use Your Stash - PDEC #48

Happy Friday! Don't you just love Fridays? 
Today is the start of a brand new challenge at
Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges!

Ch#48: Forgotten Stash
Create any type of project using some of your Forgotten Stash.
StartsFriday, November 23rd 12:00 am EST
Ends: Thursday, November 29th, Noon EST
Winner (chosen by random.org) Announced: Thursday, November 29th late afternoon

Our Sponsor this challenge is



Cardz TV Stamps
http://www.cardztvstamps.blogspot.com/
Prize: 1 Stamp Set of the Winner's Choice

Here is my project for this challenge:

Come play with us!
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Monday, November 26, 2012

Sweet Christmas Greetings - FCCB#139

Happy Monday!
It is time for another challenge @ Fantabulous Cricut - Challenge Me Monday!
Go get your supplies and play along with us for this week's challenge!

This week's theme is:  Holiday Wishes!

Here is my project for today:



Here are the details:
Size:  A2 (4.25" x 5.5")
Penguin:  WINTER FROLIC, Penguin, pg 57, cut @ 3.5"
Sentiment Mat:  0.75" x 2.25"
Green Mat:  3.25" x 4.5"
Red Mat:  3.75" x 5"
Inside Mats
Sentiment Mat:  2.75" x 3.75"
Green Mat:  3.25" x 4.25"
Red Mat:  3.75" x 4.75"
Cardstock:  The Paper Company (White, Black, Burgundy, Hunter Green and Yellow)
Patterned Paper:  DCWV (The Christmas and Winter Stack - Red Snowflakes and Green Stars)
Fiber:  Making Memories (Cajun ribbon)
Accent:  Joann's (Opal Glitter Glue)
Tools:  Making Memories (Punch and Hammer), Marvy Uchida (Corner Punch) and decorative scissors.
Adhesives:  EK Success (Zig 2 Way Glue Pen Fine Tip) and Scotch (ATG and Foam Tape)

Now it is your turn.  To see more inspiration stop by Fantabulous Cricut - Challenge Me Monday!

Toodles and Happy Crafting!
Belinda

Friday, November 23, 2012

PDEC #47

Happy Firday!  Don't you just love Fridays?
Today is the start of a brand new challenge at

Ch# 47:  Anything Goes!

Starts:  Friday, November 23rd, 12:00 am EST
Ends:  Thursday, November 29th, Noon EST
Winner (chosen by random.org) Announced:  Thursday, November 29th late afternoon

A word from our lovely Sponsor:


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Prize:  1 Stamp Set of the Winner's Choice

Here is my project for this challenge:

This was a commission project for my honey.  I think it turned out rather cute!  Here are the details:
Size:  A2 (4.25" x 5.5")
Frog:  PLAYTIME, Frog, cut @ 3"
Speech Bubble:  CREATE A CRITTER, pg 60, Cow, cut @ 1.1" and 1.3" using Phrase feature.
Good!:  POOH FONT, cut @ 1.2"
Cardstock:  The Paper Company (Dark Green, Medium Green and Ivory)
Patterned Paper:  DCWV (Flower Shower stack - all patterned papers)
Fibers:  Little Scrap Pieces (Moss Seam Tape)
Ink:  Tsukineko (Cottage Ivy)
Color Medium:  Pentel (EnerGel 1.0mm Black)
Adhesives:  EK Success (Zig 2 Way Glue Pen Fine Tip), Glue Dots Int'l (Ultra Thin) and Scotch (ATG and Foam Tape)
Come play with us!
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Monday, November 19, 2012

Thanks - Roses - FCCB#138

Happy Monday Bloggers,

Wow, I can't believe that this is Thanksgiving week!  This year sure has flown by. 

Today Fantabulous Cricut is celebrating Thanksgiving by making Thank You cards.  So pop on over to Fantabulous Cricut for the current challenge!

Here is my project for today's challenge:

Here are the details:
Size:  A2 (4.25" x 5.5")
Roses:  WALK IN MY GARDEN, Rose1, pg 97, cut @ 3" using Border feature.
Many Thanks:  WILD CARD, Swoop-s, pg 42, cut @ 1.2" (real dial size) using Phrase feature.
Mats:  ELEGANT EDGES, Btfly2-s, pg 51, cut @ 4.8", 5" and 5.2" using Oblong feature.
Cardstock:  Darice (Core-dinations Botanical collection - Green, Bright Green, Ivory, Hot Pink and Medium Pink) and The Paper Company (White)
Accent:  JoAnn's (Opal Glitter Glue)
Color Medium:  Sukara (White Jelly Roll Pen)
Tool:  Provo Craft (D'Vine Swirl Embossing Folder)
Adhesives:  EKSuccess (Zig 2 Way Glue Pen Fine Tip), Scotch (ATG and Foam Tape) and Xyron (150 - Sticker Maker)

Come play along with us @ Fantabulous Cricut and make a Thank You card of your own!

Happy Thanksgiving and Many Blessings to you and yours,
Belinda

Friday, November 16, 2012

Thank You - PDEC #46

Happy Friday!  Don't you just love Fridays?
Today is the start of a brand new challenge at

Ch# 46:  Thank You Projects
Create a THANK YOU project.

Starts:  Friday, November 16th, 12:00 am EST
Ends:  Thursday, November 22nd, Noon EST
Winner (chosen by random.org)  Announced:  Thursday, November 22nd, late afternoon



This card was a commission project for me.  I was trying out a new paper source with this card as well.  I like the look and feel of the paper (see notations below for source). 

Now a word from our Sponsor ...



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Prize: What a Fox Stamp Set


More views of my project and details:



Card Size:  A2 - 4.25" x 5.5"
Duck:  GIVE A HOOT, Duck2 and Duck2-s, pg 77, cut @ 2.8"
Mat 1and 3:  ELEGANT EDGES, Dots1-s, pg 34, cut @ 4.7 and 4.9 (2x) using Shadow feature.
Mat 2:  ELEGANT EDGES, Dots1-s, pg 34, cut @ 4.8" using Oblong feature
Cardstock:  The  Paper Studio* (Light Blue, Blue and Dark Purple)  The Paper Company (White)
Ink:  Tsukineko (Momento - Tuxedo Black)
Stamp:  Michaels (Thank You)
Adhesive:  EK Success (Zig 2 Way Glue Pen Fine Tip) and Scotch (ATG and Foam Tape)
Not sure on the font that was using on the inside of the card.
* New Paper source found @ Hobby Lobby.

Now it is your turn.  It's the perfect time of year to make Thank You cards. 

Thank you for viewing my latest creation and for the time you have stopped by for a look-see.  I am so grateful for this outlet for my crafts.  May you and yours have a blessed Thanksgiving week!

Toodles and Happy Crafting,
Blessings,
Belinda
Come play with us!
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Friday, November 9, 2012

Food and Beverages - PDEC #45

Happy Friday!  Don't you just love Fridays?
Today is the start of a brand new challenge at

Ch#45:  Food and Beverages
Create any type of project featuring
FOOD and/or BEVERAGES
Starts:  Friday, November 9th, 12:00 am EST
Ends:  Thursday, November 15th, Noon EST
Winner (chosen by random.org) Announced:  Thursday, November 15th, late afternoon

Since our challenge is Food and Beverages I decided to feature a 'blast from the past.'  When I got involved in scrapbooking, my first designs were for a 'Recipe' scrapbook.  The pages contained favorite family recipes.  Some have pictures and some silly depictions of the recipe name (i.e. a chocolate chip, a hammer and a cake for Chocolate Pound Cake, I know corny).  Today I am featuring two of my favorite pages and recipes.  The first is Uncle Boy's Honey Ham.

Here is the recipe:
Uncle Boy's Honey Ham
Wash Ham.  Pat with brown sugar, 1/8" to 1/4" thick.
Stick pineapple rings on with toothpicks.  Drizzle with honey.
Cover entire pan with foil.  Bake in a preheated oven @ 200 degrees for 3-4 hours.
Last 30 minutes take cover off.  Drizzle with honey and bake uncovered.
Let stand 30 minutes before serving.  Yummo!

Project details:
Size:  8.5" x 11" page
Pig:  This design is from an old desktop publishing software.  I printed one out and made my pattern from their.  All objects are hand cut and enhanced.
Cardstock and Patterned Paper were from my stash over 13 years ago. 
Color Medium:  Zig Memory Systems Writer in Aberdeen, Navy and Chocolate

Now a word from our sponsor - Fresh Brewed Designs!

Our Sponsor this challenge is

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Prize:  3 digis of the winner's choice

Here's my second project for this challenge:

This too is from my Recipe Scrapbook.  It is a favored cake of my family.  Although the recipe shown is Alan Jackson's Chocolate Sheet Cake, in my family it is fondly known as Aunt Edna's Chocolate Cake.  My Aunt Edna is much older than Alan Jackson so I reserve the rights for her.  There is not a family function that I have attended in the last 55 years that has not seen this cake.  It is my favorite!!  This is definitely a chocolate lover's delight!  You can find this recipe HERE.
Here are the details:
Size:  8.5" x 11" page
Cardstock:  Bazzill Basics Paper - Red and Black
Foil Paper:  unsure of manufacturer
Stickers:  Me and My Big Ideas
Color Medium:  Sukura White Jelly Roll Pen
Tools:  Magic Matter was used to cut the foil mat; Marvy Uchida - Corner Rounder; Creative Memories Circle Cutter System

Now it is your turn.  Make a Food and Beverage project and enter it @ the link below.

Happy Crafting and Merry Munching!
Blessings,
Belinda
 

Enter your project below!

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Friday, November 2, 2012

Orange and Brown - PDEC #44

Happy Friday!  Don't you just love Fridays?
Today starts a new month ... WooHoo!  I like new beginnings!

Today is also the start of a brand new challenge at

Ch# 44:  Orange & Brown
Create any type of project featuring ORANGE and BROWN.
Starts:  Friday, November 2nd, 12:00 am EST
Ends:  Thursday, November 8th, Noon EST
Winner (chosen by random.org) Announced:  Thursday, November 8th, late afternoon

Our Sponsor this challenge is



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Prize: $10 Gift Certificate

Fall has special meaning for my hubby and me.  We were married at the end of November in 1997.  Thanksgiving was the first holiday we shared in our new home.  I still remember the golden red leaves on the trees outside our windows.  It was a beautiful fall day.  Made a lovely scene as we shared time with family and friends in our home.  I have been truly blessed. 

Here is my ORANGE & BROWN project:

Here are the details:
Tag size:  4.5"
Tag:  ELEGANT EDGES, pg 46, Heart2-s, cut @ 4.5" using Oblong and Shadow features.
Tree:  SIMPLY CHARMED, pg 55, Tree3, cut @ 3.5" + Layers 1, 3 and Shadow feature.
Cardstock:  The Paper Company (Orange, Gold and White)  Darice (Core'dinations, Chocolate Loves Collection - Smooth - Dark Brown, Medium Brown and Tan)
Patterned Paper:  DCWV (Halloween and Fall Stack - Fall Words)
Accents:  Making Memories (Color Staples - Orange)
Ink"  Tsukineko (Momentos - Rich Cocoa)
Adhesives:  EK Success (Zig 2 Way Glue Pen Fine Tip) and Scotch (ATG and Foam Tape)

It's your time to celebrate Fall with an Orange and Brown creation and join us @ the link below!

Happy
and Happy Crafting!
Belinda

Enter your project below!
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Friday, October 26, 2012

Candy-licious - PDEC #43

Happy Friday!  Don't you just love Fridays?
Do you have the candy bowl filled waiting for the Trick-or-Treaters?
Hope Halloween brings you more Treats than Tricks!!!

Are you ready for a new challenge? 
Today is the start of a brand new challenge at
Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges!

Ch# 43: CANDY!
Make a CANDY-licious project.
Starts:  Friday, October 26th, 12:00 am EST
Ends:  Thursday, November 1st, Noon EST
Winner (chosen by ramdom.org) Announced:  Thursday, November 1st late afternoon

Our Sponsor this challenge is

Cardz TV Stamps
Prize:  1 Stamp Set of the Winner's Choice
Here is my CANDY-licious project...


While I was making this tag I was reminded of all the fun times my sistar and I had on Halloween.  We loved to dress up.  Usually we were 'Hobos.'  We would rummage through our father's old suit coats, then add some fabric patches with gaudy stitching (to be removed later), smudge up our faces and draw exagerated features, then it was off to the streets.  When we were pretty young my mother had gotten us matching Peter Pan pajamas.  These doubled as our Halloween costumes.  When I got older my hubby and I dressed up as a dog and a cat, respectively.  We called ourselves the 'Party Animals.'  Our costumes were complete with streamers, party horn, hat and noise maker.  We won the costume contest that year.  If you are dressing up this year I hope you have a great time.

Here are the details of my project:
Tag Size:  4.5"
Tag:  ELEGANT EDGES, pg 46, Heart2-s, cut @ 4.5" using Oblong and Shadow features.
Boo:  SIMPLY CHARMED, pg 58, Headstne cut @ 1.5" using Word feature.
Candy:  SIMPLY CHARMED, pg 62, Candy, cut @ 1.5" + Layer 1 and Layer 2.
Cardstock:  The Paper Company (White), DCWV (Ghosts & Goblins Cardstock Matstack - Glitter Lime Green, Deep Orange, Purple and Light Gray)
Patterned Paper:  DCWV (The Halloween & Fall Stack - Candy Border)
Ink:  Tsukineko (Momento - Tuxedo Black)
Accents:  Darice (5mm Paste-On Eyes)
Adhesives:  EK Success (Zig 2 Way Glue Pen Fine Tip), Scotch (ATG and Foam Tape)

Now it's your turn.  Grab your supplies and make a Candy-licious project and enter it below.

Enter your project below!
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Monday, October 15, 2012

Howdy - FCCB#133

and Happy Monday Bloggers!

This week @ Fantabulous Cricut our theme this week is:
Down on the Farm
Make a project using a Farm Animal
(Cow, Pig, Horse, Sheep, etc.)

Hop over to Fantabulous Cricut to see what the design team has corralled for your inspiration this week.
In my corral a new pony has been added to the herd

Here are the details on this handsome pony:
Card size:  3.5" x 5"
Brown mat:  3.375" x 4.875"
Plaid mat:  3.24" x 4.75"
Horse:  CREATE A CRITTER, pg 59, Horse, cut @ 2.8" with all layers
Howdy Lasso:  CREATE A CRITTER, pg 59, Horse cut @ 1" using Phrase feature.
Howdy:  CREATE A CRITTER, pg 59, Star-s cut @ 1" using Phrase feature.
Horseshoe:  CREATE A CRITTER, pg 59, Horse cut @ 1" using Accessory feature.
Horseshoe:  CREATE A CRITTER, pg 59, Star-s cut @ 1" using Accessory feature.
Cardstock:  The Paper Company (White, Brown, Gold, Yellow, and Orange)
Patterned Paper:  DCWV (The Halloween and Fall Stack - Gold Plaid with wood grain border)
Ink:  ColorBox (Pigment Ink Pad - Cocoa)
Color Medium:  Zig Memory Writer (Chocolate)
Adhesives:  EK Success (Zig 2 Way Glue Pen Fine Tip), Scotch (ATG), Therm-o-web (1/2" 3D Foam Squares) and Xyron (150 Create-a-Sticker)
Don't forget to pass a little {COMMENT LOVE} around to me and my Design Team Sisters.  We love comments just as much as you do. 
Thanks for stopping by my corral this week.  Now don't be a stranger and come back soon!
Toodles and Happy Crafting,
Belinda

Friday, October 12, 2012

Boo! - PDEC #41

Happy Friday! Don't you just love Fridays? 
Today is the start of a brand new challenge at
Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges!

Ch#41:
Use the word "BOO" on your project.

StartsFriday, October 12th 12:00 am EST
EndsThursday, October 18th, Noon EST
Winner (chosen by random.org) Announced: Thursday, October 18th late afternoon

Our sponsor this week is
The winner of this week's challenge will get 3 digis of winner's choice.
Pop on by Fresh Brewed Designs to check out the wonderful digis.



The question this week is:  Are you afraid of the dark?  Yes and No!  I am not afraid of the dark when inside the house ... except during nighttime storms.  However, I am frightened in the dark when outside by myself.  We have all sorts of critters (skunks, possums, coyotes, bats) that lurk in the dark.  During the summer we have a bullfrog that loves to lounge in our pond.  And then there are the snakes during the summer.  I am terribly frightened of snakes.  I won't even go in that part of the pet store and avoid any TV show/Movie that even features a snake.  And no, I DID NOT go see 'Snakes on a Plane!!!'  When DH was on the road all the time, I was a bit more jumpy than I am now.  But let's not dwell on that.  It is time for a new project ... so with out further ado, here is my project!
Isn't he cute?  This is 'Morp' from BUMP IN THE NIGHT (Lite).  I think he looks like a 'Boo-berry'.
Here are the details of my project.
Tag Size:  4.5"
Tag:  ELEGANT EDGES, pg 46, Heart2-s, cut @ 4.5" using Oblong and Shadow features.
Monster:  BUMP IN THE NIGHT (LITE), # 46, Morp, cut @ 3.3"
Speech Bubble:  3 BIRDS ON PARADE, pg 39, 'Ghost' Layer 2, cut @ 3.5"
Boo:  3 BIRDS ON PARADE, pg 39, 'Ghost' Layer 2-s, cut @ 3.8"
Cardstock:  The Paper Company (White)
Glittered Cardstock:  DCWV (Flower Shower Glitter Matstack - Lime Green, Magenta and Vanilla)
Patterned Cardstock:  Cloud 9 Designs (Harvest Holiday 2 - Boo)
Foiled Cardstock:  DCWV (The Ghosts & Goblins Cardstock Matstack - Black Foil)
Ink:  Color Box (Pigment Brush Pad - Lime, Orange and Pink)  I used these around the outside edge of the tag shadow.
Accent:  Darice (2.4cm Google Eye)
Adhesives:  Scotch (ATG and foam tape), EK Success (Zig 2 Way Glue Pen Fine Tip) and Xyron (Double-Sided Tape Tabs)

Now is it your turn to make a 'BOO' project!  For more inspiration check out the PDEC Design Team projects.  Don't forget to pass along some 'Spooky Comment Love'!!  Morp will have his EYE on you, so you better watch for things that go Bump in the Night!

Toodles and Happy Crafting!
Blessings,
Belinda


Monday, October 1, 2012

Hope - FCCB#131

Happy Monday,

Hope you all had a terrific weekend.  It was wet and rainy here ... WooHoo!!!  We so needed the rain.  It was a nice soothing, soaking rain.

Today there is a new challenge @ Fantabulous Cricut!  We are celebrating Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Have you gotten your Mammogram this year.  This is the month to get you appointment.  I had my Mammogram on the September 22nd.  A Mammogram is a wonderful gift you can give to yourself and your loved ones.  It is only through awareness that we can be PRO-active against Breast Cancer.  RUN, don't walk to you phone today and schedule your Mammogram!!!  I will get off my soap box not.  (taking a bow and retreating).

On to my card:

Here are the details:
Size:  A2 - 4.25" x 5.50"
Black Mat - 4" x 5.25"
Floral Mat - 3.75" x 5"
Black Mat 2 - ELEGANT EDGES, pg 38, Branch-s, cut @ 3.8" using Shadow feature
Floral Mat 2 - ELEGANT EDGES, pg 38, Branch-s, cut @ 3.6" using Shadow feature
Hot Pink Mat - ELEGANT EDGES, pg 38, Branch-s, cut @ 3.4" using Oblong feature
Medium Pink Mat - ELEGANT EDGES, pg 38, Branch-s, cut @ 3.2" using Oblong feature
Hope - GIVE A HOOT, pg 53, Rabbt2-s, cut @ 1.4" using Phrase feature
Cardstock - The Paper Company (White and Black) and Darice (Core'dinations - Medium Pink and Hot Pink)
Patterned Cardstock - American Crafts (Metropolitan Collection)
Fibers - Hobby Lobby (1/8" Hot Pink Organza ribbon)
Accent - K & Company (Hot Pink Adhesive Rhinestone)
Adhesives - Scotch (ATG) and EK Success (Zig 2 Way Glue Pen - Fine Tip)

Don't forget to stop the FCCB Design Team blogs to check out their lovely creations.   We love comments just as much as you do ... so, don't hesitate to leave a little {comment love}.

Thanks for stopping by to view my creation for this week.

Toodles and Stay Crafty,
Belinda

Friday, September 28, 2012

Smile! - PDEC Wk#39

Happy Friday!

It is time for another wonderful challenge from Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges!!!
This week's question is:
Do you smile often?
Create any type of project with FACES (drawn faces, cut faces, stamped faces, etc.)

My answer to this week's question is ... YES!  I have a lot to be thankful for, therefore, I smile!  Let me list some of my reasons to smile:
1. My honey thinks he is the funniest person around.  He makes a lot of 'funny' jokes (or at least he thinks they are funny). 
2. My honey is very silly.  He has an active imagination ... that can be a good thing or a very bad thing.
3. My kitties make me smile with their funny feline antics.  Bubbe likes to bring me paper 'treasures.'
4. I smile when I am please with a finished project.
5. When the birds are jumping from branch to branch in the bushes by my crafting window.
6. When one of the cats thinks they can catch the geckos on the window screens that are attracted to the bugs because of the light.
The list goes on and on.  I smile when I think of my PDEC Design Team Sisters and their wonderful creations.  Don't forget to stop by each of their blogs and post a comment to make them SMILE!  Let's get on with the show ... here is my 'Smile' project!

Isn't she adorable?  I just love my SIMPLY CHARMED Cricut cart.  It is so versatile.  Here are the details of my project:
Tag:  ELEGANT EDGES, pg 46, Heart2-s, cut @ 4.5" using Oblong and Shadow features
Scarecrow:  SIMPLY CHARMED, pg 57, Scarecw2 and all her layers cut @ 3.7"
Smile:  PAISLEY, pg 36, Frog2, cut @ 0.9" using Word/Word Blackout and Word Shadow features
Cardstock:  The Paper Company (Black, White, Lt Tan, Yellow, Light Green and Medium Pink)
Patterned Cardstock:  DCWV (Sweet Glitter Matstack)
Patterned Paper:  DCWV (Spring Fling and Summer Days Combo stack)
Ink:  Tim Holtz (Tea Dye Distressing Ink)
Color Medium:  Sukara (White Jelly Roll Pen)
Accents:  Making Memories (Mini Blossoms - Polo Mix) and Joann's (Round Mini Brads - Pastel)
Adhesives:  Scotch (ATG and foam tape) and EK Success (Zig 2 Way Glue Pen Fine Tip)

I loved using the patterned paper by DCWV.  This sheet has several stripes of different patterns and a lot of detailing at the top of the page.  I chose to use the stripes near the bottom so I positioned the cutting blade by placing the tag shadow on the paper and moved the blade to the correct length, removed the tag and proceeded to cut.  I like it when I can plan something and everything goes as planned. 


Our Sponsor this challenge is




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Prize is 3 digi images of the winner's choice!
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I will leave you with a ...


Toodles and Happy Crafting,
Blessings,
Belinda


Friday, September 21, 2012

Recess! - PDEC Wk#38

Happy Friday!

It's that time again ... Pause Dream Enjoy Challenge Time!  Are you ready for a new question/theme?  This week we are 'Playing'!  It is time for RECESS!  This week's question is:
What was your favorite thing to play at school RECESS?
Theme:  Create a project with a PLAY theme (jumping rope, bike riding, chasing butterflies, swings, slides, hopscotch, kickball, anything you PLAYED as a kid).

Toodles and Happy Crafting,
Belinda

Friday, September 14, 2012

Yellow and Red - PDEC Wk#37

Happy Friday!

Are you having a great week?  It has been wonderful around here.  The weather is getting cooler ... by a degree or two, at least we are not in the triple digits any longer.  We are expecting rain ... sure wish it would hurry up ... hope it doesn't miss us.

It is time for a new challenge @ Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges.  Are you ready for some COLOR?
This week's question is:
What does the word SCHOOL make you think of?  Yellow School Buses?  Red Apples?
Theme:  Use Yellows and Reds on your project.

Our Sponsor this week is

Prize is any three items from the Squigglefly store.

Here is my project for this challenge:

Yes, I chose to make a Yellow School Bus with a Red frame.  I had an important story for this week.  My hubby is now a School Bus Driver.  He is really enjoying the elementary and high school children.  I am so proud of him.  He looks very dapper in his new uniform.  This was the perfect transition from being an OTR driver to working locally.  After many, many years in transportation he was ready for a change. 

Here are the details:
Tag:  ELEGANT EDGES, Heart2-s, pg 46, cut @ 4.5" using Oblong and Shadow features.
Frame:  STRETCH YOUR IMAGINATION, SclBus, pg 51, cut using Fit to Length (4.2") function and CardFrame feature.
School Bus:  STRETCH YOUR IMAGINATION, SclBus, pg 51, cut @ 1.7" using SclBus and Layer.
Cardstock:  The Paper Company (Black, White, Red, Yellow and Lt Blue)
Color Medium:  Sukara (Jelly Roll Pen, White)
Adhesives:  Scotch (ATG) and EKSuccess (Zig 2 Way Glue Pen Fine Tip)

This was a ton of fun to make.  It was quick and easy ... once I got the hang of 'Fit to Length' again.  The Card Frame feature on STRETCH YOUR IMAGINATION is based on the card sizes you use, so I had to put on my thinking cap for this one. 
Now it is your turn to get our your tools and make a Yellow and Red project. 

Toodles and Happy Crafting!
Belinda




Monday, September 10, 2012

Hello Kitty New Car! - FCCB#128

Happy Monday!

Hope you had a terrific weekend.  I had a great one.  Sharon, my friend, and I went to an all-day crop.  It was a ton of fun ... eleven hours of cropping, laughing and general fun stuff!!!  Then I crashed on Sunday. 

It is time for another wonderful challenge from FCCB!! 

Theme:  Trains, Planes, & Automobiles
This week your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to
Make a project using some sort of transportation (Bus, Plane, Train, Car, Bike, etc.). 
So grab your tools and paper and get started.  If you need some exceptional inspiration ZOOM by my design team sister's @ FCCB and their personal blogs.  Don't forget to {LAY a little COMMENT RUBBER} as you speed by.  VAROOM! VAROOM!!

I chose to make a very colorful CAR shaped card!  Hello Kitty is so much fun to work with.  As I readied this cutie I could not help be get excited every step of the way.  I hope you enjoy my little jewel!

Isn't that just too much fun!  Although I don't use this cartridge alot, it is one of my favorites.  Here are the details.

Card Base:  HELLO KITTY, pg 64, HK15, cut @ 4" using Card feature.
Car and Miss Kitty:  HELLO KITTY, pg 64, HK15, cut @ 4" using White&Fur/Bow&Nose, and Clothes/Clothes
Inside:  HELLO KITTY, pg 64, HK15, cut @ 4" using Blackout feature.  I trimmed left edge to make flush when card is closed.
Cardstock:  The Paper Company(Black, White, Yellow, Medium Blue, Turquoise and Medium Pink)
Tools:  X-acto knife
Adhesive:  Scotch (ATG and Scrapbooker's Glue) and EKSuccess (Zig 2 Way glue Pen Fine Tip)

NOTE:  If using Scrapbooker's Glue use a very light hand as it can make your paper curl/warp.

Did you get your tools and paper ready yet?  Well, what are you waiting for?!?!?  You only have a week to get your project posted to FCCB!  Don't forget to ZOOM by my design team sister's blogs, they love {A COAT OF WAX (comment love)} just as much as you do.

Well, I am off to another challenge!  See you on the information turnpike!

Toodles and Happy Crafting,
Blessings,
Belinda

Friday, September 7, 2012

Play It Again Belinda! - PDEC Wk#36 - Music

Happy Friday!

It is time for a new challenge @ Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges.  This week's question is:

"Do you play an instrument or wish you did?"
Make a project and include some type of MUSIC on your project.


Our sponsor this week is

Heather Ellis with a prize of any 3 digital items to winner.


This week was another fun one for me.  I do play several instruments:  piano, concertina (squeeze box) and the organ.  I took piano lessons for about eight years.  Most of those years were with Mrs. Rutschmann.  She was wonderful and a very strict and exacting teacher.  Being classically trained is a wonderful gift.  I learned even more by playing with the praise team at my church.  Not being too good at chording, working with the praise team was a crash course in chording and improv.  My favorite types of music usually have a 'boogie-woogie' type beat.  Here is my project for this week's challenge:
Tag:  ELEGANT EDGES, pg 46, Heart2-s, cut @ 4.5" using Oblong and Shadow features.
Girl:  PLAYTIME Lite, Andrea, cut @ 2.8"
Notes:  WINTER FROLIC, pg 45, Carol, cut @ 1.1" using Border feature.
Cardstock:  The Paper Company (Black, White, Brown, Tan and Ivory)
Patterned Paper:  DCWV (The Sweet Glitter Matstack - pink grid) and (The Spring Stack - pink and brown dots)
Fibers:  My stash (pink picot trim)
Color Medium:  Inkadinkado (Blending Chalks) and Pentel (1.0mm Black Energel pen)
Adhesives:  Scotch (ATG and foam tape) and EK Success (Zig 2 Way Glue Pen Fine Tip)

If you need more inspiration stop by my design sister's blogs and give them some {Comment Love} you can start @ Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges.  Now it is your turn to get out your craft supplies and join in on the fun.  Can't wait to see your excellent creations.  Also, remember to stop by our sponsor Heather Ellis' site and check out the digital stamps.

Now, turn up that music and get those feet to tapping while I boogie on down the road!

Toodles and Happy Crafting!
Belinda