April 17, 2010

Dog Gone Summer- Guest DT spot

I have met a wonderful gal named Sabrina from Cuttlebug blog which is a challenge blog for cuttlebug beginners.  She had sent me email about a month ago asking I would be a guest designer on her cuttlebug blog.. Only problem, I don't own a cuttlebug, but with a generous heart, Sabrina actually sent me my very own cuttlebug as a gift..
"WOW!!" is all I could say really.. 

So, I got my cuttlebug in the mail about a week ago and I was so very excited to open the box and explore all of the wonderful things this little green thing can do...LOL
and then it hit me like a brick wall " I have no idea what the hell I'm doing!"...  :O)
So, no need to panic,  I checked out some how to videos on youtube and I was like "OH yeah, I can do this!"..LOL
and well, this layout is my very first ever attempt at embossing..
Sabrina said that this months topic is Flower Power and she knows how much I love's them flowers, Perfect topic for me...LOL
Here are a few close ups of the layout:

Supplies Used:

Cricut cartridges:
Home Decor: flowers
A Childs Year: leaves
pooh and friends: clouds
paper doll dress up: fence 
my community: house
storybook: vines and plants
george and basic shapes: centers of flowers

embossing folder: Bloom Dots

cardstock:  cream, green, blue and yellow
papers by: K & Co
pops dots
zig two way glue 
Tim Holtz distress Inks: broken china, yellow mustard and worn lipstick

Black fine tip marker for hand doodling..
Thank you all so much for stopping by and taking a look.. I hope you get a chance of stopping by Sabrinas blog and joining in on the fun, especially if you are like me and just got your cuttlebug..


  1. Wow....what a beautiful layout (as always!!)

  2. What a pretty house, all adorned with flowers and I love the embossed clouds! Wouldn't it be nice if clouds had such pretty designs! Such a fun layout and the title says it all!

  3. Oh wow..you did a wonderful job on this lo...love the embossing and for your 1st time..pretty good. I love to emboss. I love all the colors you chose and that doggie so cute. TFS

  4. Look at you! You can use a Cuttlebug! I haven't had mine long, but I LOVE it! And I am sure you will too now that you figured out how to use it!! Love the embossing in the clouds... and love all your flowers! Great LO!
    Barb :)

  5. Love all the flowers and the stitching! Precious layout and what a cute dog!

  6. Another great layout Nanne - the embossed clouds look great - and your flower adorned little house is way gorgeous....

    Hugs xx

  7. WOW Nanne what an awesome gift Sabrina has gifted to you!!! What a blessing! And your layout is amazing!!!

  8. What a cute layout, Nanne. Welcome to the world of embossing! I actually don't own a Cuttlebug either but I use the folders with my old Sissix machine and it works great for what little I do! Congrats on being GD!

  9. Sweet heart look at you! No wonder you've been so quiet working out that new toy! LOL! j/k!
    Okay I have got to tell you what my FAV thing is about this...your circle sky and ground with your doodling!
    I think that is just brilliant! Really!
    Lovin this to pieces GF!

  10. Gorgeous page! Yes, cuttlebug is awesome and very additive! Happy Monday!

  11. Another awesome layout Nanne....
    I love your layouts they are so whimsical and make me feel good!
    Hugs Wanda :-D

  12. Well I for one think you did a tremendous job. You sure got the knack of the Cuttlebug quick!

  13. How great is this...so much fantastic detail.

    If you would be interested in giving a new challenge blog a try, I would love to see how it inspires you :) You can check it out at: Scrap It With a Song

  14. what a beautiful layout. a cuttle bug will be my next purchase i cannot wait to get one

  15. OMG Nanne! It would have never occurred to me you didn't have a Cuttlebug. Guess your beautiful layouts have so much detail I never missed the embossing. Oh boy, now you get to have even MORE fun! Love your little scene here. xxD