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Thursday, July 9, 2009

I'm so excited....

and I just can't hide it. lalalalalala!!! You know how that song goes. Right?! Well this weekend my family and I are going camping... by the beach!!!! I'm definitely looking forward to getting away with the family, eating camping food (especially Smores) and being with one of our good family friends at church (the Williamson's). I'm crossing my fingers that the water is not too cold though. I know last week when I took the kids to the beach, the water was still on the cold side.

Well anyways, before I head out the door, I wanna share my latest projects and what challenges inspired them....

My fave

Over at Method Playground blog, the latest challenge was to use a chipboard as a template for stitching. I have to tell you that I've never done this technique before and I'm glad I jumped in the challenge. It was very easy and being that there's soooo many chipboard shapes out there, the possiblities are endless. You betcha that I'll be trying this trick again soon.

This page will go on my "Me" album and it just documents my LOVE for Spaghetti. I seriously can eat this dish for every meal of my life. Seriously is that good for me!!!

I marked around the heart shape chipboard with a pencil and did some stitching with embroidery floss. I finished it off by making heart shape lines with pen.

Ur a Hoot! Card

this one was done for the Be Inspired #39 challenge over at the Cuttlebug blog. We were to use a woodland creature or nature things and the color scheme provided. I love, love, love joining in challenges that have specific color schemes to use cause I get to try out different combos that I would've never put together myself.

I used an owl stamp that I got at the Michael's dollar stamp bin and fancied up my handmade tree branch with a cuttlebug embossing folder.

Thank you for looking.

and I'm off!!!

Till next time,


Anonymous said...

And Grace..
`Seriously` this card is so dang `Cute` I love your self made tree!!!Your creations are `beautiful`..
Thanks for joining in with the Cuttlebug Challenges...

`Enjoy` your camping:)

Deborah Mahnken said...

Grace, just *LOVE* your layout. The hearts are perfect.

And I think I bought that same owl stamp, too -- your card is seriously FAB!

Thanks for playing :)

Beth said...

Oh my goodness Grace this is a hoot great card and I hope you have fun camping.
Thanks for joining us this week at


Michelle said...

grace... this is a wonderful and adorable card! (love your embossing for tree bark!!) this is a super card! TFS! and...Thanks for playing along this week at the cuttlebug challenge blog!

Cassie said...

grace - 2 great projects! love the stitched hearts - great look! and the tree is fabulous on your owl card!! thanks for playing at CBC!

p.s. hope the smores were yummy! they are one of my favorite things!

Rosemary said...

Well, I would never have guessed he came from the dollar bin!!..Your card is just too cute and the colors worked out well for you...thank you for taking the challenge at Cuttlebug Challenge!!

Ingrid said...

Grace, your card for this week's CBC challenge is gorgeous. Love your design. Thanks for playing along with us at CBC. Have fun this weekend!

Hanneke said...

Beautiful card! Love taht little owl!

Thanks for playing along with us!

DT member @ Cuttlebug Challenge Blog

Shantaie said...

Your tree is so cute, and I love your paper choices! Have fun camping sounds like a blast!! Thanks for playing along at cuttlebug challenge blog!

Jackie G said...

I just love seeing all the amazing creation you come up with!!
Your layout is so beautiful...and your card!! LOVE IT!!
Thanks for playing along with us at Cuttlebug Challenge!!

Renee' Dezember said...

Your card and LO are both GREAT :)I really need to check out those CBCs :) tfs

Maggie said...

grace, this is fantastic, every entry has been fabulous :)

June Houck said...

Wonderful and darling project! Good luck with the challenge :)

June Houck
Proud DT member @ Cuttlebug Challenge blog

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

Ouuu! Fantastic page & I am mad for your tree & owl. LOVE the layout madly and texture you achieved...and those SWEET papers. Thanks for playing along with the Cuttlebug Challenge and for the gorgeous inspiration! :O)