Sunday, September 27, 2009

Another Cuttlebug Birthday Challenge project and a few other things

I have finished what I thought was the last of the Cuttlebug Birthday Palooza Challenge, wooooooooooo hoooooooooooo!!! (Apparently there is still one more for a total of 5 challenges!) I was really sick all last week, so it was a challenge to get through the week, let alone craft anything. :) I am happy to say I can sort of breathe now and am feeling about 75% better.
The latest challenge was to create a centerpiece, so here is what I came up with (I used the numbers embossing folder, the flower petals die and embossing folder, and the cupcake stamp die and embossing folder) -

The lighting isn't the greatest right now, so here are a few more pics with everything I made for the birthday celebration (views from different angles and moving things around a bit so you can see them better)-

Thanks for the challenge Cuttlebug, now we have lots of things ready for Cooper's first birthday party November 1st! It is ALWAYS great to be ready a bit early! Cort will be coming over in two weeks and we will finish making all the invites, and the individual table decor (dragonflies and pics). I am so happy I could help her with this, two little ones and working full time sure do keep her busy.

On to a few other things. I was lucky enough to win the oh-so-faboo Acrylic Organizer Stamp Album kit from Zutter!!! I put it together this weekend and here it is -

It is absolutely fantastic, it holds boatloads of stamps (check out the empty packages next to the album) -

Here is a view from the top -

If you haven't joined the Zutter site, you really need to check it out. There are some fantastically wonderful projects posted over there. If you have a Bind It All, or are thinking of getting one (you should, really!!!) it is the best place to find faboo inspiration. Plus everybody is super duper nice. Check it out here.

I have been working on patterns this week too. Here are two pics of placemats I finished. I used the oh-so-fab Basic Grey Figgy Pudding fabric from Moda (I am making 12 placemats and 3 tablerunners with this fabric)-

I will be posting the free placemat pattern over at Erica's Craft & Sewing Blog on Wednesday September 30, so zip over there on Wednesday and check it out. It will only be available until December 15, then it is gone forever. :)

Well, I hope you all have have a happy scrappy creative week. I am off to work on more placemats now!


mustangkayla said...

Okay, thats just an adorable center piece! What great inspiration. I might just have to lift it for my DD 1st birthday coming up soon!

Jamilie said...

Love your set Pam!!! It's all great!!!

Cindy said...

This is so cool!! You did a fabulous job... one more challenge to go for the Palooza though! :) See you this Wednesday at Cuttlebug Challenge Blogspot Be Inspired! Thanks so much for joining us!


Suzanne said...

Glad you're feeling better Pam! What great projects, I especially love the photo holder! :-)

How did I come up with Pam's Eclectic Stuff?

Pam- that is me. :)

eclectic --adj.- selecting what seems best of various styles or ideas
*Since I like a huge variety of arts and mediums, this seemed perfect, we will talk about the best of various styles or ideas.

stuff- The noun stuff has 7 senses -
1. material, stuff -- (the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object; "wheat is the stuff they use to make bread")2. whatchamacallit, stuff, whatsis, sundry, sundries -- (miscellaneous unspecified artifacts; "the trunk was full of stuff")3. stuff, clobber -- (informal terms for personal possessions; "did you take all your clobber?")4. stuff, stuff and nonsense, hooey, poppycock -- (senseless talk; "don't give me that stuff")5. stuff -- (unspecified qualities required to do or be something; "the stuff of heros"; "you don't have the stuff to be a United States Marine")6. stuff -- (information in some unspecified form; "it was stuff I had heard before"; "there's good stuff in that book")7. stuff -- (a critically important or characteristic component; "suspense is the very stuff of narrative")

*What more needs to be said? I really thought about using Pam's Eclectic Sundries, but I thought that might be tough to remember. :) Stuff is easy and conveys a variety of meanings. I like the definition- miscellaneous unspecified artifacts. I also liked whatchamacallit, but that is a lot of typing. :)

So there you have it!