Thursday, February 28, 2013

Cutting Edge Magazine Give Away!

Hello everyone! I have a surprise for you. Another issue of the Cutting Edge Magazine is coming out March 1, 2013, and I have been generously given one March/April issue to give away to one of my wonderful followers!

Here are the different ways you can enter for your chance to win...

1. Follow my blog and leave a comment on this post (with your e-mail, blog, website or facebook page info) between now and next Thursday, March 7, 2013.

2. For another chance to win Like my facebook page and comment on this post letting me know that you did.

3. For yet another chance to win Like the Cutting Edge Magazine facebook page and comment again on this post to let me know you did.

So there are three chances to enter, but if you want even more ways to enter, the entire design team on the magazine have been given one issue to give away and below are the links to their giveaways!

Just so you can see a little peak into my submissions, I put together this collage for your viewing pleasure.

Let the games begin!!! Go!! 

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Spring is Near

Hello there! Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I know for some, Spring may feel like it will never come, but hang in there, Spring really is near! Which, for a Floridian, means so is the heat, pollen and love bugs, lol!
SVG Cuts has a Spring Challenge on their Facebook page and the challenge is to come up with something using only six of their collections/kits.
I'm a little tight on time, but I just love Spring projects so I just had to make something.
I made this little Spring box using the following files from SVG Cuts:
These poppies are so pretty, and the inside is a black pearl sticker.

I wove the Posy Trendy Twine through the burlap so I could pull it tight around the lid and tied a bow with a shell button.

If you look at the picture below, you will see there is a banner wrapped around the lid...

But it also un-ties and is a decoration as well.

So it may not be the most creative or impressive entry, but I like it and most of all I had fun making it and I think that makes it a winner to me :)

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Happy Birthday Cupcake!

First off, and I don't mean to brag, but I am grateful to be in sunny Florida today. I've been seeing some crazy snow storm pictures for all of you in the north east and I hope you are all safe and warm.
For today's card that I want to share with you, I used the Sizzix eclips Cards and Envelopes cartridge. The cartridge includes the card base, the circle in the front of the card, the circle frame and the cupcake layers. The card has some other elements that I added, including a scrap star paper cutout from an earlier project, a butterfly and the words which I used the import and print-n-cut feature on my eCAL program. 
I have been playing around with the import and print-n-cut features a lot lately because there is un-tapped potential there! I have some really great digital embellishments for scrapping with Adobe Photoshop, but now I'm discovering that I can import those elements into my eCAL program, clean up the cut file and print/cut it out. 
If you've done a project using print and cut, were you happy with the results? What sort of things do you tend to print and cut? I think my favorite thing is still to fill in shapes with digital papers. I'd love to see any of your projects, so please post some of your pictures on my facebook page.
I used my favorite Scotch foam tape on the cupcake, words and star embellishment. I also added the pretty Strawberry Cupcake Trendy Twine behind the star.

Look close and you'll see the all new Watermelon Taffy Trendy Twine.

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