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My crafting resolutions:
1. To create more than 50% of my projects with either recycled materials or scrap left over materials to cut waste and excessive earth fillers.
2. Teach paper crafting classes and share the Joy.
3.Custom Design Products I love to use and share.
4. Learn everyday what it takes to be patient, understanding, tolerant and giving.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Bugaboo on Tuesday

My Shapeology Die Candy here until tomorrow


So nice to be here with all of you again today!  It's in the middle of the Top Tip Tuesday Challenge

"Independence Day or Stars and Stripes" Challenge
You still have a week to participate and we have something a little different and I'm sure you will all enjoy it just as much!

We want to focus on YOUR Top Tips for this challenge so here's what we want you to do....   

Add a Top Tip (your own tutorial or written tip) to your blog.
In your post link back here, stating it's a Top Tip for TTT. 
Add that post to our Mr Linky adding (TIP) after your name.
Once you've added your Top Tip we want you to visit other TTT Top Tippers.
                                                    (They will have (TIP) after their name on Mr Linky)
Leave them a comment stating you are a Top Tip Collector (TTC) from TTT

At the end of the challenge we will pick x2 RANDOM TTC comments (from our Top Tippers' Blogs - NOT THIS BLOG) to win a small surprise gift each, even if you don't win you will have a huge array of Top Tips collected along the way!

(The prizes will be small token gifts donated by Carol & Samantha - we'd just love to get you all sharing your Top Tips and so would like to offer a couple of small gifts as a thank-you)

 The sponsors are:

Prize offered to 1 lucky winner is : 3 packs of die cuts. 
Crimson Cloud is a mother/daughter venture - a way to indulge our joint passion of cardmaking and crafting. We only sell products that we have tried, tested and love using. We have developed our own exclusive range of dies cuts, digital stamps, svg files and "Make Your Own Card" kits which reflect our styles of card making - and hopefully yours too!"
Bugaboo Stamps 
One lucky Random winner will win 7 Digi images for their choice 

I'm sharing a special book mark with you today!  I bought a pack of these folded book marks with a photo months and months ago and haven't had the opportunity to make one until today.  Here, let me show you what I've done!

This is the original bookmark purchased in a pack of 10

The window pocket was removed prior to embossing with a folder on the top layer only

I taped the window and rubbed it across the top of the distress pad to achieve a  line appearance

I used silhouette stars and embossed them onto stock then used an embossing folder , rubbed them on top of a distress pad and sponged the edges

I used Distress Ink, colored, dried and scrunched gauze
This bookmark has the ability to remind you of a family member while their away and bring them closer to your heart while you curl up and read that book!  The front is embossed and distressed, the stars are from silhouette stars from the web and embossed into the stock I cut them from and distressed.  I've color coordinated the hemp and gauze then used 8 or 9 sentiment images from a great Whimsy collection to finish off the inside!  I hope you enjoy it!  Don't forget the star brad, photo insert and coloring of the Bugaboo image!

Challenges entered:
Creative Card Crew 1-2-3(one stamped image- 2 stars - three colors
Party time Tuesday - Anything Goes
Sweet Stamps - Patriotic or Summer
Try it on Tuesday - Anything Goes
Use It Tuesday - Hoarder Patriotic  I hoard all that is bandage material and I've held onto these little framed bookmarks too!
Paper Makeup Stamps - Anything Goes digi makeovers
Paper Pretties - Independence Day Inspiration

Bugaboo Image Kidlet Army
Recollections Photo Frame
Definitions Notables 4 Sentiment and Vintage Travel Postage Stamps by Raindrop Echo Design w/Whimsy
Bazzill and Kraft stock

Ranger Distress Ink
Brushed Cordoroy and Peeled Paint
The Paper Studios Embossing folder A2 Script

Hemp Cord by Create Cousin
Spare Parts - The Ppaper Studios Star Brads
altered gauze with distress
handmade stars

This is a random photo but the window envelope can be used for your favorite military soldier too

Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement.
- C. S. Lewis

Coordinated distress Inks and versafine about the edges with the postage seal stamps and the Sentiment of Moments at the bottom!
   If you enjoy a good 3D project or just need a special box or bag, stop by the Whimsy Stamps Store available today for my Shape "EZ" product line of Cut templates like bags, boxes, flowers, and cards with tons of add on's! These templates can help you make any project just the way you like it. Over and Over again! The NEW Shape "EZ" cut files are available today! 

 Thank you for visiting,


  1. This is amazing Tammy Louise!!
    Love the design on the bookmark and wish I had some of those myself! Have you bought them online???
    Fantastic details, that like alwas fit perfect together. Love your work honey!
    Hope you are all fine
    Warm hugs, Jill

  2. Oh my goodness Tammy Louise..I love this. I have to make one!! You really accented that little image with a fabulous project. I love reading and this just makes me giddy....THANK YOU!! :)
    Lisa xx

  3. What a great bookmarks! love the way they are made.
    thanks for showing it.
    greets Brenda

  4. wow this is fantastic tammy.really stunning :D

    xx coops xx

  5. Hello Tammy Louise, what a great inspiration. Thnaks for showing us how you made it.
    Hugs Aartje

  6. Wow, this is gorgeous!! Love everything about it!! HUgsxx

  7. Your bookmark is amazing. I love the thought of a bookmark with a photo of a family member serving far from home. My husband recently returned from 16 in Araq and now our son is in Afghanistan.

    Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew.


  8. Great bookmark hunny so inspiring! LOVE it! hugs me xx

  9. This is so kewl Love the bookmark and how it folds open TFS!!

  10. WOW!! What a great project! Thanks for joining us over at Use it Tuesday and sharing this one!!

  11. Fantastic bookmark Tammy, wonderful tutorial, take careX:)

  12. This speaks to my heart as my son graduated from BCT in the U. S. Army two days ago. What a wonderful idea Tammy Louise! I love this!!!

  13. Fabulous book mark. Great idea!!! Thanks for playing with us at PTT.


  14. Oh wow, I love bookmarks and you made such a beautiful and unique one!
    Thanks for joining us at Use it Tuesday!


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