Monday, August 31, 2009
As you know from previous posts, I have a thing for butterflies and frogs. :) I also love bird and bird related things. I was super excited when the new
CottageCutz Tropical Bird dies were released. :) Today's card is a fun one
using the CottageCutz Tropical Bird 2 and
CottageCutz BirdCage. Be sure to check out all the great CottageCutz dies and
other products at Scrapping Cottage.
Friday, August 28, 2009
I love the fall....in fact I love every season. I am
always ready for the next glorious season to arrive.
Not only do I derive great pleasure from God's beautiful
transformation, I am also overjoyed by the realization that
with each delightful month that passes, there will be a new
I wait in excited expectancy for the incredible
fall release that will shortly be upon us!
Thursday, August 27, 2009
I just love the Under the Sea themed dies from the August Cottage Cutz Release! Plus, since July the Cottage Cutz dies have been released in pink and they are so pretty!! I almost didn't want to foam them when they arrived!
For this layout, I used a couple of the great ocean shell shapes to accent the corner of my photo. These Cottage Cutz Dies are so well designed that by just adding a little simple shading, you can really make them come to life. I cut the large Palm Tree using my Silhouette. The title fonts are Rollerskate (which is on sale right now for 50% off!!!) and Central Park.
The August Cottage Cutz release is really going fast! If you haven't ordered your favorites yet, you better not wait too much longer! Or while you are shopping for some of the spooktacular September Cottage Cutz, grab a couple of your favs from the July and August releases so you can get that Free Shipping and finish up some of your summer layouts at the same time!
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
I have ONE more card idea for your CottageCutz Frog w/Crown die today.
It will be the last one. (Or will it?.....inserting froggy grin here.)
This is a fast and easy card using the CottageCutz Frog w/Crown die and a set
of clear stamps by Penny Black. Throw in a flower, a brad, a paper crimper and
ribbon and you have a fun card. Be sure to check out all the great products at
Scrapping Cottage. The CottageCutz dies are exclusive to Scrapping Cottage.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
I chose my patterned paper and then some orange cardstock to match and started cutting. I also used my ink and daubers to shade the pieces before I put them together. When I was done I used some mounting tape to make the car pop up just a bit.
Check out all the fun CottageCutz dies available at The Scrapping Cottage.
Monday, August 24, 2009
Have you thought about using the CottageCutz Frog w/Crown die for making fun holiday cards? :) In part four and I suppose my last of the series (although I still have lots of ideas for this die), I did two cards. One is a Halloween card featuring "Count Frogula." :) The second card is Christmas themed. I hope you have enjoyed my "feeling froggy" series. Be sure to check out all the great products at Scrapping Cottage.
Sunday, August 23, 2009
SUNDAY, AUGUST 23rd
New CottageCutz Halloween Release is now available for pre-order. Save 15% on individual items, Save over 20% on the bundle. Theme is spooky, scary and Trick-or-Treat with 21 new Halloween shapes. Shipping mid-September!
See website for details
Friday, August 21, 2009
I used one of my favorite CottageCutz dies on this
layout. Can you spot it?? Give up? I used the tail of the
Bird (Bird and Birdhouse shape) to create the swirls
found on the white star. It is perfect for this layout!
I love my CottageCutz dies for a million reasons
and today I discovered reason number one million
and one....their versatility!! I can use them as they
are or make them be what I want them to be!!
CottageCutz are the perfect dies for everything!!
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
Our delightful Emma is such a sweet, precious girl....
it is so much fun scrapbooking pages of her!
Emma is crazy about these "lovely shoes"! She
would sleep with them on if we would let her! :O)
So...to highlight her shoes, I took a picture of
them and developed it twice. I glued the first
picture down and then cut out an the second
picture right around the shoes. I then put the
shoes I cut out over the ones I glued down. This
gives an awesome 3-D look and really makes
those "special" shoes stand out!
You know how it goes, a little bit of this...a little bit of that...
and WALLA, you have a completed layout! :O) I get most
of my "this and that" at the
Most Extraordinary customer service!
Incredible product selection!
Best dies on the planet!
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
one that was inspired by the Katy Perry song "I Kissed A Girl." :) The second card is a quick and easy one that uses a green paint chip and the slogan "Go Green"
which is popular and important these days. :) Be sure to check next Monday's post to see what
else the CottageCutz Frog w/Crown is going to be up to. :)
Be sure to check out all the great sales and products at Scrapping Cottage.
Friday, August 07, 2009
but I actually stockpile beach scrapbooking supplies!
Everything from paper to popsicle sticks to dies!
The Scrapping Cottage helps me fulfill my
crazy obsession by supplying some of the
cutest, most unique beach dies on the planet!
The profound detail and unique style of each
CottageCutz die helps me out. I get the "homemade"
look that I love and they do all of the work!
Thursday, August 06, 2009
Wednesday, August 05, 2009
The first one is for your 12" long dies. I discovered this tip "accidentally" one day while shopping with my youngest daughter in Hobby Lobby. In an attempt to keep her happy while I finished up my shopping, I let her pick out one of these colored transparent boxes. As I was helping her pick out which one she wanted, I started kind of looking over them myself and then it dawned on me that these ruler boxes would make a PERFECT storage place for my 12" dies! I love it because it is pretty, very inexpensive, and completely functional!
You can see from the pictures that each box will hold a lot of 12" dies. I love having all of my 12" dies together in one place. It makes it so easy to see everything I have if I am not sure what border I want to use.
Monday, August 03, 2009
This Gecko die is sure to please for many occassions.
The CottageCutz dies are made in the US and cut wonderfully with your Quickutz Revolution, Epic, Cuttlebug or Sizzix brand machines. And I just love that they're pink!
missing out on some "froggy fun." :) Every Monday for the next few weeks, I am going to show
a couple of cards to hopefully inspire you with ideas for this fun die. The first card is a little play on words, "Don't Worry, Be Hoppy!" Note that I used a bold computer font and then colored in the "o's" to make additional happy faces for the sentiment on the card. Who could resist a smile when receiving this card? :)
The second card is also aiming for a smile. :) It is a variation from the usual "if you kiss enough frogs" quote. Be sure to check every Monday in August to see what other ideas will be coming your way for the CottageCutz Frog w/Crown die. :) I promise you are going to be surprised at
some of them. :)