Saturday, August 22, 2009

Cuttlebug and Cards

I blame Jackie. I have long resisted purchasing any machine other than my computer, photo printer, and wide format printer for my scrapping obsession. Oh I have marveled at them all, but still avoided them happily.

Until Jackie. She won our Star contest and a spot on our magazine staff this spring. And I began following her blog marveling at the cards she makes--amazing, really. And then she acquired a Cuttlebug. And her cards somehow managed to get EVEN BETTER! Clearly this machine was magic. I kept stalking her waiting for the moment it got shoved into a closet and forgotten. But instead, Maggie chose her to join the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog Team and she made more and more and more yummy items.

Off we headed to CHA and our entire team was determined to see the Cuttlebug in action certain that we would be able to talk ourselves out of wanting it. But then we met Maggie and were lucky to escape from the booth ordering only the Cuttlebug. She almost had us talked into Yudu's as well (I am still thinking!). Darn wonderful enabling people.

I am now the proud owner of a Cuttlebug and my first 2 folders. And I am still working hard on the Cards For Heroes Drive at ScrapStreet. I bopped on over to the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog in time for the Wednesday Challenge and made this shaped card.


For You by Dora Phillips. Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill, Paper: October Afternoon, Pearls: Kaiser, Rub Ons: October Afternoon, Kaiser, Tools: Cuttlebug, Scor-it, Other: Ribbon.

I had such fun making my first Cuttle Card! And I am certain some little girl is going to love getting this from her soldier mommy or daddy.

92 cards and counting . . .

16 comments:

Cindy said...

Dora, this card is just fabulous!! I love it! Glad to see you join us with this week’s Be Inspired at Cuttlebug Challenge Blogspot!

Cindy
http://cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com

N2ScrapN4Fun said...

Your card is great. Looks like you're putting your newly acquired Cuttlebug to good use.

Beth said...

I just loved reading your story about Jackie and I am so glad she coax you into getting a cuttlebug because your card is just so sweet and adorable Dora thanks for joining us this week at CBC
Hugs
Beth
http://cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com/

June Houck said...

Dora, this is too cute. (Thank Jackie for me! So glad she enabled you.) The icing is perfect! Love those little red bits :)

June Houck
Proud DT member at Cuttlebug Challenge blog
http://cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com

Jen said...

so darling Dora! Love how you used the folder on the bottom half!

True :) said...

Cute cupcake Dora!
Glad you broke down and got a CB! You will love it!
Thanks for joining us this week at “Cuttlebug Challenge Blog”
Hugs,
True :) from: "True's Gifts From The Heart"

Libby said...

A very cute card, Dora. You won't be sorry you got a Cuttlebug. You can have so much fun with them and use them for all sorts of projects. Good luck with the challenge

Terrie B x said...

I love your `delicious` card.
Thanks for joining in with the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog:)xxx
terrie
http://cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com/

Cassie said...

this is so stinkin' fabulous!! just love, love it!! thanks for joining in at cuttlebug challenge blog!
http://www.cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com

Jackie G said...

Yayyy!!! I knew you would absolutely LOVE the Cuttlebug once you got your very own!! Aren't they just amazing!!
LOVE LOVE LOVE your card!! The shape is just delicious!! All those pearls are a perfect touch!!
:)

**Jackie**

Michelle said...

dora... this card is adorable...

and a hug to jackie for getting you hooked!

tfs! and Thanks for playing along this week at the cuttlebug challenge blog!
michelle.
http://www.cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com/

Shantaie said...

Im happy to see you are enjoying your new and wonderful toy..I have no idea what i did before I got mine :)
Super cute card, this is truly sweet!!
thanks for joining us at cuttlebug challenge blog this week

Stacey Michaud said...

This is amazing! I love it!

Meda said...

Ha,ha! I loved your story about purchasing your cuttlebug. I bought mine a year ago although the shipping was 3 times the price of the actual machine. Now I find myself using it on every card I make. I think I forgot how to create without my cuttlebug. It's importance is equal to that of the paper trimmer, pencil, ruller, double sided tape and the Scor-it.

Wendy Schoonhoven said...

Great card, I just love cupcakes!! Hugs, Wendy.

Scrapping Mom said...

I really like this card.Very sinple and cute