August 17, 2009

Card and Matching Envelope

This is my latest design for Bitten By The Bug. We used the card and envelope from Walk in My Garden. I cut the card from DCWV striped cardstock, added some ribbon, a chipboard scallop frame that I covered with paper that matches the envelope and some ribbons. I sprayed the yellow paper with Glimmer Mist. I cut out the flower from another piece of patterned cardstock and added a rhinestone to the center. I attached the flower and phrase with foam dots for dimension. And finally various colors of Stickles glitter glue to the frame and flower. The envelope is K & Co. paper. Check out the other designer's ideas at BBTB. You'll love 'em!

Miles of Smiles,

August 9, 2009

Scallop Tag Box

Here is my latest design for Bitten By The Bug. The challenge was to use the scalloped square tag. I cut out each square at 4 inches from cardstock, and then from patterned paper and adhered them together. I stamped purple ink on the backside of each panel. I then assembled them to make a hinged gift box by tying the corners together with ribbon. I used 3D stickers on each side and the lid, and pearl brads in each corner. I used purple craft wire to make the hinge for the lid. Inside the box I added some white mesh fabric as filler. Now it's all ready to put a cute little gift in for a friend! Go see what the other designer's created at BBTB!

Miles of Smiles,

August 6, 2009

BBTB Challenge: Snowflake

My latest design for Bitten By The Bug was to use the snowflake in our creation. I had such a different idea of what I was originally going to make....but it just wasn't turning out as I imagined soooo here is what it ended up as. I guess it's just a wall hanging/home decor piece. The snowflakes are cut out in 3 different sizes. They are two layers with rhinestones in their centers. The letters are two layers also. I added a few skittles (the clear dew drops) too. The photo didn't turn out that well either. Just not a great project for me all around! Oh well! On to the next!

Miles of Smiles,

August 2, 2009

Better Late than Never

I made this piece a while back for the BBTB but my laptop crashed and I wasn't able to post here. So better late than never, I've been uploading pics from weeks ago. This ended up being a home decor piece by the time I was done with it. It looks cute sitting on a little easel. The flowers and the stems are from a set from The Cutting Cafe, which is also run by Regina from Bitten By The Bug. The background shape is cut from forest green cardstock, topped with a green flowered patterned paper. The sunflower tag is from Graphic 45 (a company which I am in love with). I added some pearl brads, rhinestones and ribbons to the pastel flowers around the edges, and my stardust pen to accent the printed flowers that were colored with chalks.

Miles of Smiles,

"Very Bradley" Handbag Card

This card is a large card that I made for a friend's birthday who likes Vera Bradley. I call it "Very Bradley" because it's very much like Vera Bradley style handbags. I created the template for the bag, pockets and handle. I used this wonderful paisley paper which I stiched to give it that quilted look. The pockets are 3 dimensional and I left enough space to put a gift card in the pockets. My business card is actually sticking out of the pocket here. I also added the cute little silver star charm in the upper left. You can see the stitching better on the close up. If anybody knows a Vera Bradley fan, I'd be happy to create a card for them.

Miles of Smiles,

Crikey! A Koala Card

I made this card for a friend of ours from Australia. I'm getting better at drawing features on animals and people. He's just a cute little koala. Inside the card says "Crikey! It's your birthday."

Miles of Smiles,


I made this card a while back to send to some family members as a thank you for a house warming gift. I border punched the yellow paper, embossed it and inked the edges. I used a journaling tag, chipboard letters, paper ribbon, and flower stickers that I popped up with foam dots.

Miles of Smiles,