Thursday, June 11, 2009

Bitten By the Bug Contest, Freebies, Stamp Stuff, and More...







So, you may have already guessed this, but I love a challenge or a contest. This one was from Bitten By the Bug and SheetLoads Of Short Cuts. The challenge was to use this sketch, and any flower from any Cricut Cartridge. So I used this darling Cupcake Tree Digistamp ( only a $1.00 from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff!), my leafy flourish svg file (find it for free HERE ) which I also cut in the darker green in SCAL's Shadow mode set at "1", and the flowers were cut from Plantain Schoolbook cartridge at 1/2 inch and 3/4 inch for the 2 smaller flowers, and 3/4 inch and 1 inch for the larger flower. I bent and shaped the petals with my fingers, and layered the smaller flowers on top of the larger ones with mini Glue Dots (I use these like crazy!), and attached tiny pink gemstones in the center of each flower. The patterned cardstock that I used for the card was from the DCWV Nana's Nursery Girl Stack, and the pink lace was my "vintage" addition, from my mother-in-law's sewing stash, and I added interest to the Cupcake Tree with sprinkles made from Stickles, and puffy pink pearlized fabric paint drops for the "cherries". I colored the actual stand that the cupcakes are on with my silver Martha Stewart glitter pen.

Now is the perfect time to try digistamping, because Lindsay's Stamp Stuff is running a special in June: Spend $10.00 and get one of Lindsay's awesome card kits free! (these are awesome for putting together a quick but lovely homemade card!). And if you check out what the other girls are doing, you will find a FREE digistamp on one of their blogs!











22 comments:

  1. absolutely beautiful! TFS

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  2. Good luck in the contest, the cared is beautiful, love the flouruish!

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  3. I love that flower flourish! Thanks for the freebie! I love the card too!

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  4. Cool card nice touch with the flourish. Lots of luck witht he contest and thanks for the freebie.

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  5. Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 11 Jun [LA 04:05am, NY 06:05am, UK 11:05am, OZ 09:05pm] ).

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  6. Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Scrapbook Freebies Search List, under the Hybrid Project(s) post on Jun. 11, 2009. Thanks again.

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  7. Thank you, it is beautiful!
    **U**
    Nance

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  8. Love your card, so so pretty. Really like the lace colors and flowers!

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  9. Beautiful card! Great job! ~Olena~

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  10. Wow! I LOVE this one! Good luck with the contest!

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  11. Love everything about this one! I really, really like those flowers. Your cupcakes are just darling, too!

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  12. This card is absolutely deliscious!! Love the way you colored Lindsay's digi stamp, your flourish, those cute petite flowers, and that Lace!!! :>

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  13. Hey Margie....Ohhhhhhhhhhhh LOVE LOVE LOVE this card!!!! Soooo pretty!!!!! BTW, I just wanted to THANK YOU for stopping by my blog and your very sweet comment!! I'm thrilled to hear the file will come in useful for you!! Have a blessed evening!!!

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  14. Very pretty! love the flowers and the detailed directions on how to make them!

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  15. So pretty adn those flowers are gorgeous!

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  16. Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Scrapbook Freebies Search List, under the Elements post on Jun. 12, 2009. Thanks again.

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  17. Beautiful Margie! That digi stamp is the cutest and I LOVE your flower flourish. Thanks for playing along with BBTB. P.S. I finaly got your candy out. Sorry, MIL is here. xxD

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  18. This is such a pretty card, I love that spray of flowers.
    hugs
    En x

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  19. what a gorgeous card! i just love the color you used and think you did an amazing job for the bbtb contest!

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