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Sunday, February 26, 2012

Graphic 45 Design Team 2012 Audition

Oh the excitement of trying out for a design team!! I have not created with Graphic45, but have salivated every time I saw the papers online.  Its only here recently that  the local Hobby Lobby started carrying the line...I have projects in mind but didn't have the time to create! and now, here it is, DT Call!! Well I hope I'm at least considered with the projects I chose...these are some designs from not a too far away past...

1. My Take on an Explosion Butterfly Box

Butterflies flying on acetate lots of movement 

The butterflies looks like they are hovering over head, neat illusion eh?

2. Teapot Mini Album "Once in a Lifetime"
I drew it, scanned it & cut it with Cricut

3. "Mini Teapots on parade" Mini Album
These are the tiny pots I turned into svg files to create this mini

Will be having a tutorial on how to make this journaling spot :) 

4. Front of a Goodie Gift Bag  for Valentines Day!
I made from start to finish on a  youtube tutorial.

5. Journaling spots for a .ning swap 

6. Embellished pages on one of my mini's ...using my
"One Page Folding" technique

Thank you so much for the opportunity to join your awesome team!!

Friday, February 24, 2012

TGIF! Stamp time

It's Friday and that means another project for 
I BRAKE FOR STAMPS. With the puppy excitement I almost forgot to create! But the good thing about having stamps readily available, is that they make it so easy to create! An ink pad, some markers, a lil glue and presto an awesome project!!  Today I made a tag instead of card using this really cute image of a basket filled with heart shaped cookies. Its called  "Basket of Heart Scones"!  
I hope you enjoy this project and that it inspires you to create!
If your interested in getting this stamp, don't forget to use my discount code SAVE10ELSA, for a 10% discount on  your total purchase.

Item Id# 1145E 

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Nervous time...puppies!

Hi!! Abbie, Brandi's dog is having puppies!! right now as we  speak!! well as I type lol She had the first and only puppy at about 2pm its now 3:33!! How long does this take!!!   She had the first puppy out in the middle of the as if she was just walking around and then "bang" puppy! I heard a squeal and saw her licking and licking...i called and she wouldn't at closer inspection the puppy was just laying there, head still up inside! yuck right/??? lol I helped...puppy not moving...and I was home alone!!! Well I cleaned and rubbed the puppies tummy until it started crying!! Abbie then got up and headed to her bed!! sooo now she looks content with just the one puppy!! but you can tell she is in labor, lots of panting and hard breathing going on... I will post pics later...and in the famous words from Blanche (Golden Girls)"I'm as jumpy as a vergin at a prison rodea!" lol
more later....................................

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Found the solution to the Reply issue!

Hi!!   I finally found the "Fix" for this issue, if your suffering from REPLY problems try this. Please remember to "download" or SAVE your current html code first! ya' know just incase this doesn't work you can go back to how it used to be! capish?
Ok for me the problem was solved by doing the following...
click on "Design"
then on  "Edit HTML" ---remember to save first!
then way at the bottom of your html window is a link that reads
"Revert Widget Templates to Default" I clicked on this, saved and presto...REPLY now works! Plus I got all the other neat little icons like share to facebook etc.!  Ok life can continue now!!! hahaha
Thanks for reading and hope this helps!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Reply problems :(

Hi all...I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend. I have been trying to fix the reply link on my comments but have been unsuccessful!  I don't know if you guys have this problem but I noticed that almost everyone's blog, but mine!, has a "reply" link directly below each comment left. Which makes it easy to respond to a comment. My blog is lacking in that department! and I cant seem to find the "fix"  I need.  I REALLY do appreicate all the comments made and want to full heartedly respond, but sometimes I dont have an email address and other times when I follow the name  there is no blog info for me to visit!  If anyone can assist me with this I would be soooo greatful and might even throw in a lil HAPPY gift!! Im THAT desperate to fix this problem! lol
Thank you so much for stopping by and hope you all have a blessed Sunday!

Friday, February 17, 2012

TGIF! Stamped project time!

Hi...seems Fridays are getting a here a whole lot faster now that I have to post a stamped project! lol I am sure having fun with these stamps though. For this project I chose to make a  -Thank You -  card using the "Medium Sunflower" stamp from IBFS.  I colored it with copic markers and filled in each petal with Glossy Accents, and tons of Diamond Stickles for loads of sparkle.  Lots of dimension in this card and ya' know me, had to use my decorative dies.  I just think they make everything look so purdy!  
Ok well here its...What you think???

I used the Medium Sunflower stamp Item#441

If your interested in this stamp or any other from IBFS don't forget to use my code 
SAVE1OELSA for a nice 10% discount!  

Thanks for stopping by and as always

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentines Day!!!

Hi all...Wanted to wish you all a very Happy and Chocolate filled Valentines day!!!! May you share it with that special someone in your know the one. The one who makes you giggle like a little girl, the one who keeps your toes warm and the one who knows how to pull at your heart strings!  

here is a lil mini treat bag I created if you want to see the tutorial check it out on my youtube channel,.

Happy V day to all and as always...thanks for stopping by and

Friday, February 10, 2012

I Brake for Stamps every Friday!

HI! As the title says, at least for the next six months - every Friday I will be featuring a stamp from IBrakeForSamps!  They have an awesome stamp selection and if you use my code (hint hint) SAVE10ELSA you'll get 10% off your total order! So if your like so many others that stand and stares at  rubber wondering "How can I use this stamp?" come visit me on Fridays for a lil sample on how I use my stamps. For further inspiration visit the rest of the design team members, Robyn, Jane and Cheryl.

This card started out small but ended up being a whopping 7x6 card! wow huh? I love it, Im in the process of creating the envelope, I know exactly who this card is for! I used the "Vintage Hats" stamp, one of my favorite nestability die and to border the bottom of the page, some Wild Orchid Craft rosettes, (also found at I added just a hint of color, some teal and of course, it wouldn't be my project without stickles!!!  So...what you think? 

Thanks for stopping by!! and as always....

Monday, February 6, 2012

Free Valentines card svg files...

Hi! The Pride decided it would take too long to email the svg files to everyone individually! soooo I've decided to make them public to all who wish to download them!! Just follow
this link  and download your free files! Enjoy!!!
(wow 91 downloads to date...)
Here is an image of what you will be getting.... 4 files -- the "BE MINE" word is not included... you can use your MTC or your SureCutsalot to cut these files.  They can be sized and used anywhere you chose. Let me know if you have any problems using this files! thanks and Enjoy!
Leave me a comment and show me your project if yo use my files...thanks!

This is what I made with my files the rest of the pride has also posted their Card! 
thanks for stopping by and as always...

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Come and Scavenger Hunt with the Pride

Hi my ladies! I hope everyone is all geared up for Valentines.  I have been watching vid on youtube and OH MY everyone is so talented, the projects are just beautiful...Here is my take on a simple little card for Valentines. I wanted to share this files with you! This card is made up 5 layers...I made this files and shared them with the PRIDE.  Well being the nice linoness that we are, we each will give you a file. But you have to hunt for it. Use your inner lion and find all 5 pieces.  There is only one challenge you will have to fulfill in order to get all the files needed to complete this card and that is...You must comment on the lioness blog on the day you find the file and leave your email  address. Very important LEAVE your email address with your comment (the 7th is the last day to comment) between the 8th and 9th the Pride will email you the .svg file for you to cut on your MTC or any other cutting software you use...thats it! 1. comment on the day you find the .svg file, 2. leave your email 3. the 7th is the last day to claim the file.  fun? you guys feel like hunting?? I hope so!!
My first project is using 4 of the svg layers...i didnt use the word file, which is LOVE.
 And since it starts in my den you get to comment now and you will get the first file,which is the Base to make the you need layer 2, 3 , 4 and the word Love...happy hunting!
Once you get the files you will be able to size them and use them any way you chose! Enjoy

On this second card I used only the .svg layer 3 and layer 4 and used them on an easel card. I also used my Martha Stewart die cut punches! It measures 6x6 and I know exactly who Im giving this to! 

I hope you ladies will go on the prowl with us and scavenge out all these cut files! Each member of JAFF will have a different file but on what day? May the hunting begin!!  (purrrrr)
Here is a list of my gals...
next on the prowl is Krystal over at KrystalsNight
Kimi does her hunting in Australia and has awesome projects to show you
Suzie my US lioness has cleaned up her den to welcome you and 
from Beautiful Hawaii where I bet you thought there were no lions is Linda.

thanks so much! and as always...