August 23, 2010

Hosting BBTB2 This Week!

I am the host on Bitten By The Bug2 this week! I chose the flamingo cut from Life's a Beach, or any flamingo cut. The catch was to NOT make the flamingo pink. So, I cut my flamingo from a blue/green striped cardstock, backed with another flamingo cut from dark brown cardstock. I outlined the flamingo with a fine black pen and drew the facial features. I also drew the "fishnet" stockings (isn't that hilarious?). I attached her to the card with foam dots. I used a blue cardstock for the card and overlapped it three quarters of the width with dark brown cardstock. I used a border punch on the pink shoe cardstock for the eyelet edge. I cut out the shoes from Summer in Paris in various colors of glitter cardstock backed with dark brown and a teenie-beenie rhinestone. The sentiment is chipboard. I added a few premade flowers. Finally, I tied some ribbon onto a bronze glittery bobby pin and attached it to the upper left corner of the card. I hope you like! Please go check out the other designers takes on this week's challenge at BBTB2!

Miles of Smiles,

August 22, 2010

Club Ruby at Above Rubies Studio

Hi! As you may know, I am a designer for Above Rubies Studio and the FABULOUS new kit club that is set to launch any day now! Having seen the kits up close and personal and work with the product included in the kits has been so much fun! They are BEAUTIFUL and I just can't wait for you all to see them! If you would like to know when the Club is open, click HERE. Kits are available as first come, first serve so get in on it, and treat yourself to some deliciousness! Wait until you see all the wonderful ideas, tutorials and videos to inspire your creativity!

Miles of Smiles,

August 17, 2010

Teacup Challenge

I designed this card for the latest BBTB2 Challenge. The challenge was to use the cup. I cut my teacup out of patterned cardstock, outlined it with a black pen and added the rub-on sentiment. I attached the teacup to a pink patterned cardstock. I added a polka-dot ribbon and a fancy brad to mimic a teabag hanging over the edge. I layered several different colors and styles of flowers in the cup, including white and red puffy sticker flowers. The center of the flowers are clear "skittles." I really like the teacup cut. It is very versatile. See what my fellow designers created at BBTB2!

Miles of Smiles,

August 12, 2010

Spring Umbrella

I also made this little hanging artwork for the crop house. I cut the umbrella out of flower printed cardstock and light green cardstock. I inked the edges. I cut out the word spring and attached it to a strip of yellow cardstock, attached to the umbrella. I folded and layered paper flowers and cut apart others on the top of the umbrella, with pearls and a brad in the center of the flowers. Also, a couple of yellow teardrop shaped rhinestones to the top. I cut out several tear drop shapes from pastel polka dot cardstock, highlighting the dots with glitter glue. I then attached the drops to scrapper's floss and attached them to the back of the umbrella, letting them dangle.

Miles of Smiles,

Pretty Little Ice Skates

This is a pair of ice skates I cut out and embellished for the crop house. I cut the skates out of light blue cardstock, covered with a polka dot cardstock. I inked the edges and outlined them with a black pen. I punched 2 holes for the sheer pink ribbon: 1 to hang the skate and one for the ribbon bow. I added silver brads and cream lace ribbon to the top. I really liked how cute they turned out! The pastels with the brown work so well together.
Miles of Smiles,