July 30, 2012

Summer Days

Welcome to another weekly challenge at Bitten By The Bug2. This week's challenge is to use any cut of a farm animal in a project. I made a card using the pony from Four Legged Friends. I gave the pony rhinestone eyes and a leather muzzle strap. I attached the pony to a patterned cardstock background. I colored and cut out the sitting Magnolia image and attached her with foam dots. I added a border punched polka dot paper to the bottom and the right edge. I adhered two different washi tapes to the upper left corner, and some banner stickers. I cut out ice cream images from patterned cardstock, layered them and attached them with foam dots. I gave the girl an ice cream cone puffy sticker. I added red rhinestones to both ice cream cones. I attached the name of the paper (summer days) to a piece of cardstock and used it as a phrase for the card. Finally I added a few felt flowers with rhinestones. I had no idea where I was going with this project. I knew I wanted to use the pony but no clue in what regard. The ice cream cones were kind of an "Aha!" moment. It's been so hot here, no wonder ice cream is on my mind. LOL Enjoy! And treat yourself to some more crafty goodness at BBTB2!

Miles of Smiles,

July 8, 2012


This layout is going up on the wall. I don't know why but I love this pic of me and the hubs. It's not even in focus. But I remember it clearly. We were on the tram to take us to the Magic Kingdom, but it was raining so we both got wet running to the tram, and then we were chilly riding on the tram cuz we were all wet. But here we are smiling away. Just another snapshot moment in the adventure of life!

Miles of Smiles,


Another scrapbook layout. Still in Savannah, at the Bonaventure Cemetery. I love this pic I snapped of the hubs as he turned around. I titled it Live which I guess is a little ironic since we are in a cemetery, but it was such a beautiful, serene place. In some ways seeing all the life that has passed through this place makes me appreciate the love and life that I have right now. That day was so clear and crisp, the air itself was invigorating. The wrought iron fence I cut out reminds me of some of the fences in the cemetery, and just the lovely wrought iron work laced all through Savannah. 

Miles of Smiles,

Celebrate: Savannah Style

Here's a scrapbook page I made recently. The photo is me and my hubs in Savannah, Georgia celebrating my birthday with dinner at the 17Hundred90 house. I chose the background paper with a chandelier for an important detail. Our cozy table was in the center of the tiny restaurant with a chandelier hanging over us. It was very romantic. After dinner we went on a ghost tour, which was a whole lot of fun! It was a little chilly, but not too bad for the middle of November. The whole weekend was just fantastic, and it made Savannah my new favorite city and weekend getaway. 

 Miles of Smiles,

July 2, 2012

Sunshine Friend

It's Monday and that means another weekly challenge at BBTB2! This weeks challenge is to use a sunshine in our project. I chose the sunshine from Life's A Beach. I really liked the look of this sun cut. It was kind of classy looking. It reminded me of a piece of pottery artwork that would be hanging on the wall in somebody's house. I started the card with a teal 6x6 card base. I distressed the background paper and covered the card. I cut the sun and layer at 5" from mosaic patterned paper and orange cardstock. I used the negative from the layer cut to add a second level of rays behind the sun. I cut the sun in half and added it to the left side of the card. I Stickled the outline layer in copper. I cut a vellum phrase to fit the top of the card, and embellished the card with cork flowers, buttons and more copper Stickles.

Miles of Smiles,