Friday, July 30, 2010

The Cuttlebug Spot Mini Album Challenge


Looks like I lucked out here. I'm hoping when I get home I'll be able to retrieve my CHA pix from my ailing camera, but in the meantime I realized I'd uploaded my Cuttlebug Spot challenge project to my blog before I'd left. This week we're embossing on mini albums or books and I decided to do a TP roll (or for you germaphobes, a paper towel roll) album. I've never done one of these before, but one thing I learned immediately is your Cuttlebug is a great way to flatten the rolls before covering or embellishing them. They are covered in creme card stock embossed with Morrocan Screen, Ironworks, Victoria, and Textile Texture Cuttlebug folders and the new Tim Holtz Damask folder. The black borders are Stampin'Up and EK Success border punches and borders from the Cuttlebug Ironworks Card Making combo. The motif's are Spellbinder's for the lock and key and Fleur de Lis pendant, MS punches for the heart and butterfly, and again the Ironworks combo for the square with the scrolls.
I had a set of clear stamp words that impressed me as the keys to happiness. They were cut with Nesties Mega Ovals and layered with my fave K&CO paper again. This was a really fun challenge and my DT sisters did amazing things with it so be sure to stop by The Cuttlebug Spot to see their creations as well.
It's another late night and there's a Cricut Circle breakfast tomorrow before the CHA Super Show opens at noon. Hope to see many of you there and I apologize for missing your projects this week as my blog hopping time is non existant. (I also have 180 unread emails that aren't going to be opened any time soon. So sorry, but I promise to catch up next week.

20 comments:

  1. Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous! I love your album... Do you have a tutorial for this?? ;-)

    Hope you are having fun at the CHA. And for your camera, I'll ask you to do something from a Hindi movie ... Keep your hand on your heart and say 'All is well; all is well' ;-)

    Hugs,
    Smita

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  2. Donna, great project, love the creame and black, it is always so disappointing to have an ailing camera when you are having so much fun. Carry on, lol. hugs

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  3. Ooooh thanx for the hint to flatten the rolls - I tried once and they looked awful - now I'm inspired to try again!
    Your album is awesome!!!
    xXx

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  4. Hi Donna,
    This is brilliant work. they are beautifully crafted. I love this.
    Hugs,
    Fiona x

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  5. Oh this is soooo pretty Donna, I Love the color combo you used. I've been working on a couple of these TP mini's (of course not finished yet, LOL) But I may have to "lift" a couple of your ideas! Glad your having so much fun, wish I was there too.
    Froggie ((Hugs)) Theresa

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  6. So happy you are having such a wonderful time at CHA.. I love the black and white

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  7. Donna, this is just amazing. What a great project. You really had your thinking cap on for this one....who would a thunk a TP roll could look so great!!!!!! Hope you're having a great time at CHA....wish I was there!!!!!

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  8. Miss you and thinking of you...wonderful project! I love it! Maybe we can get together and I can see some of this in person!!! Call me when you can!!!

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  9. Great project Donna! I love these TP mini albums and yours is the awesome! Love the colors you you and so much detail on each page!

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  10. 一時的錯誤不算什麼,錯而不改才是一生中永遠且最大的錯誤..................................................

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  11. What a great project... love those colors. I so envy you at CHA...and they are so blessed to have your talent there. Be safe, my friend....
    Carole

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  12. It's gorgious Donna !!! Look forward to hearing about the CHA :)).

    Hugs Monique

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  13. Donna, I love this project!!!

    It was so wonderful to meet you, and I did stop a couple times at your booth to try to catch up with you -- both my friend and myself even made a purchase! By the time we got out our last class on Saturday and came to the floor, everyone was gone and they were clearing the room! Checked upstairs in the Supercrop room and there were only a handful of people there. Sorry we couldn't spend a bit more time together -- maybe next time. I think we all had a great time but I won't sign up for as many classes at the next show!!!

    P.S. You don't know it let but I "gotcha"! LOL!

    Hugs, my friend!

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  14. Fabulous project!!!! I would luv a video or a tutorial..please!!..
    this is the first I heard of "TP" project..and ran to all my bathrooms to collect the rolls..LOL

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  15. Soooo gorgeous Donna! I love black and crem together!

    (-: Heidi

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  16. HI Donna I am back in blog land for a little while again and had to pop by and see you, I am just loving your album and love the design and detail.
    Hugs Linda

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  17. that is one stunning project Donna....I totally love the feel to the colors along with the stamps and cuts....WTGG!!!
    Hugs

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  18. I just wanted to let you know that I linked back to this project on my blog today.

    I made a project using TP rolls too (a gift card holder) and wanted to share your tip about flattening the rolls in the Cuttlebug.

    Thanks for the great tip!

    Cheryl @ CardsbyCG.blogspot.com

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Thanks for making my day!