May 21, 2012

Tea for Two?

Happy Monday!  Are you ready for this week's Bitten By the Bug2 Challenge? This week's challenge is to create any project with a kitchen item on it. Now, admittedly, I don't own any cartridges associated with cooking or the kitchen as I am, as I like to say "kitchenly" challenged. But thankfully the Joys of the Season cartridge has an adorable tea cup on it. I started with a red card base and covered it with a linen patterned paper. I cut the teacups from a teenie-beenie floral print with a red shadow. I blinged up the cups with some rhinestones, butterfly clips, twine, and vintage brads. I added paper ribbon across the top, letter stickers, rhinestone swirls, and paper flowers. I think it's a fairly simple design but cute too. Go check out the other designs at BBTB2 and link up to share your project with us!  Have a great week!

Miles of Smiles,

May 15, 2012

Very First Brand New Car

Check out my new ride!  This is my very first brand new car!  I am so excited! It is a Hyundai Sonata 2.0T.  I never thought I would own a new car.  It's kind of a big deal to me.  My old car, a Honda CRV, had like 180,000 miles on it.  It still ran, but not very good lately.  And since I am a commuter, it's pretty much a necessity to have a reliable vehicle, and a safe one.  This has all the bells and whistles: nav, back-up camera, sporty wheels, turbocharged, panoramic sun roof, black leather interior, bluetooth, XM, ipod connect, heated seats, fog lights. {sigh} I just love it.  It's got some get up and go too, which is always nice when yielding into I-4 traffic. Now I just have to figure out how it all works. LOL

Miles of Smiles, 

May 7, 2012

Frame Challenge

Happy Monday!  I am the host of the Bitten By The Bug2 Challenge this week.  The challenge is to use a frame from any cartridge.  I really want to see it used on a scrapbook layout, but some people are not scrapbookers, so use the frame on any project.  Here, I've created a layout using a frame from the Fancy Frames cartridge.  Sorry, it's not a very good pic.  My laptop monitor died and I hooked it up to another (ancient) monitor, and honestly, I have no idea what this pic will look like uploaded.  I started with a patterned green cardstock with letters on it.  How fortuitious that the letter B was in the left corner!  B for Ben, my sweet hub.  His photo looks much better than in this pic too.  I abused various papers, layered them, inked them, punched them, and stamped stitches all over.  I added black felt swirls, buttons, flowers, rhinestones, teenie-beenie stickers, and pom-poms for flower centers. I highlighted the B by rubbing black ink around it.  And I spelled out the rest of his name with sticky letters.  This is another "fussy" layout, which is a style I have been experimenting with.  Go check out the other designer's projects at BBTB2!  And play along with us too by uploading your take on the challenge!

Miles of Smiles,