Showing posts from April 13, 2014

Happy Easter to my Blogger friends!!!!

I am dropping in today to wish all my blogger friends a  Happy Easter!!! Big hugs to all of you!
Today we are having an Easter Party for Michael and a couple of his friends are coming over to celebrate with him. My friend Kelly and I have been busy again decorating and I will be sure to post pics of our projects and the party very soon but I can show you the yummy cupcakes I made with Michael's help... 

This year Michael has been chosen as Ambassador for Easter Seals in his school and he is quite proud of it , he gets to make announcements over the PA System and go from class to class to collect money, I was told how much the kids look forward to seeing Michael come and that they have raised more money this year than any other!!!! Michael's teacher had a bake sale to contribute to this cause so I also made cupcakes for this event!

Don't they look YUMMY!!!! Let me tell you they are as I did a taste test, Ok I may have had a couple, they are swiss chocolate!!!!

Here is  …

Bit by the Bug: Another Bug is Born...Easter Lilies + Other News

Hidey Ho everyone.  It is time for another new release but first up some apologies have to be made.  I made a seriously big mistake last week.  I blame Microsoft.  I've been dealing with the ramifications of Microsoft pulling support for Windows XP which means a complete system upgrade and overhaul.  For the last week I have been up to my elbows in putting my computer system back the way it should be and I'm not done yet.  Everything on my own blog has had to be put on hiatus but I THOUGHT that I could keep things flowing properly over here by getting some work done ahead of time.  Well, I honestly don't know how I mixed up the release dates but I did.  Chirp's Arrival was supposed to go out on April 16th and last week's post should have showcased Team Bugalug with a different image. This of course meant that poor Team Bugaloo was rather confused when they popped by the blog and saw their cards up last Wed. when they thought their posts weren't due until today…

Mother's Day Card "Bunches of Love" & How To Make Leaves

Today I am dropping in with one of the many  cards I made for Mother's Day. I inked the card base along with 3 layers of  cuts made from my cricut cartridge " Cindy Lou" using  Tim Holtz "Tea Dye" Ink I then added my embellishments. I made the bow using my bow maker with crinkled ribbon both of which can be bought a3 Girl Jamand  they are having" Anything Goes"challenge this month!!

How to make your own leaves using a circle punch First punch a circlePunch near the edge of that circle depending how big you want your leaf to beFold in half to create crease Stamp with pattern (Optional)Crinkle (Optional) Ink edges 

I am entering this card in the following challenge:
3 Girl Jam "Anything Goes"

Sending lots of love to all my bloggy friends , have a super day!!! Hugs

Glitter Galore Napkin Transfer Picture Tutorial

Hello!!!! Happy Sunday and thanks for visiting my blog today!
Today I am showing you a technique I learned and it has the big WOW factor, you will not believe your eyes when you are done, if you like your cards to sparkle and cause a reaction to the viewer, this is the technique you are going to want to try, it is very easy!!! 
Note*... as you all know it is pretty near impossible to capture the beautiful effect glitter has on a project in a photo, the first card  using Martha Stewart's Crystal Course Glitter came out much better than  the second card (in my opinion) using Hologram Embossing Powder but both are beautiful!
So what is this card with??? A NAPKIN!!!!  That's right, a dollar store 3 ply napkin!!!!
So lets get started, here is my finished cards...

The next photo I took directly under the light to help you see the effect of the glitter.


How to make this card!