Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #213: Kid Theme (In honor of Cartoonist Day May 5th)

Happy Tuesday everyone!  This week's challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas is a Kid Theme.  Since I love anything Disney, I decided to make a gift card holder for my project.

Gift card holder die:  My Creative time
Mickey cut from Cricut Cartridge Mickey and Friends
Plain paper - Recollections
Pattern paper -  Echo Park
Stamp - My Creative Time "Fun Vertical Greetings"
Ink - Close to my Heart

Please stop by Die Cuttin' Divas and check out what the rest of our amazing design team has made this week.  We would love to have you join our challenge. 

Thanks for stopping by my blog.  I hope you all have a great week.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #212: National Garden Month

Happy Tuesday everyone.  This week's Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge is National Garden Month (In honor of Earth Day, make something that you'd find in the Garden).   Here is the card I came up with:
 A2 size card base - DCWV
Flowers cut from Cricut Cartridge April Showers
Paper - Echo Park
Sentiment - Lawn Fawn Scripty Sayings
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Small Flower Punch - Stampin Up
Rhinestones - Recollections
I used Wink of Stella on the flowers but it never 
seems to show up well when I take a photo.

Please stop by Die Cuttin' Divas and check out what the rest of our amazing design team has made this week.  We would love to have you join our challenge. 

I hope you all have a great week!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Cardz TV Card Designers Challenge #7 "Butterflies"

 Mary over at Cardz TV is having a challenge - create a card using butterflies

 A2 Size Card
Solid paper - Recollections
Patterned paper - Echo Park
Butterfly Dies - My Creative Time
Stamp - My Creative Time
Scallop Border Die - My Creative Time
Ink - Close to my Heart
Pearls - Recollections

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #211: Zoo Awareness

Hello and welcome to another Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge.  This week the challenge is Zoo Awareness.  I decided to make this card for my friend's daughter who just got her driver's license last week.  She was so excited to pass her test and her mom is thrilled that she can now drive herself to school and work!  I found this silly zebra driving a car and thought it would be perfect for this weeks' challenge.
A2 size card
Paper - Recollections and Echo Park Anything Goes
Zebra - Cricut Paisley Cartridge
Ribbon - Michaels
Banner - My Creative Time Vintage Stitched Label Die
Rhinestones - Want 2 Scrap
Sentiment - Lawn Fawn Scripty Sayings
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black 

Please stop by Die Cuttin' Divas and check out what the rest of our amazing design team has made this week.  We would love to have you join our challenge this week.
 
Thanks for visiting.  Have a great week!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #210- Sketch Challenge

Happy Tuesday!  I hope you all had a wonderful Easter. We had a lot of fun spending the day with our friends.  

This week's challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas is a sketch challenge.  Here is the sketch we used this week:
I decided I would make another masculine card (trying to build up my stash since these are the hardest ones for me).  Here's my card:
A2 Size Card 
Plain paper - Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper - DCWV The Tradewinds Matstack
Embossing folder - Cuttlebug Herringbone
Ribbon - Stampin' Up
Circles Dies - My Creative Time Bunch of Fun Circle Dies 
Tag Die - My Creative Time
Sentiment - My Creative Time Birthday Buddies
Boat Stamp - Michaels
Ink - Stampin' Up
 
Please be sure to stop by Die Cuttin' Divas and check out what the rest of our amazing design team has made this week.  We would love to have you join our challenge this week.
 
Thanks for visiting.  Have a great week!
 
 

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #209- Anything Goes

It's Tuesday and that means another challenge over at Die Cuttin' Divas.  This week's challenge is Anything Goes. I always seem to struggle with masculine cards so I decided to try one this week.  Here is what I came up with.  I used my Cricut Explore to cut out the truck and write Happy Birthday on it.  The more I use the Cricut Explore, the more I love it.  Thankfully, there are lots of videos on blogs and You Tube to help me learn.  It took me a while to figure out adding the text to the truck, but once I figured it out, it truly was easy to do.
 A2 size card 
Card base - Paper Trey Ink.
Truck and Text - Cricut Design Space
Paper - Close to my Heart
Punch - EK Success
Sentiment - MCT "Once Upon a Time"
Ink - Stampin Up Chocolate Chip 
Brads - Making Memories 

Please be sure to stop by Die Cuttin' Divas and check out what the rest of our amazing design team has made this week.  Feel free to play along with us, this challenge is so fun!
 
Thanks for visiting.  Have a great week and Happy Easter!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #208: Music in our Schools Month

Happy Tuesday!  Welcome to our newest challenge over at Die Cuttin' Divas this week.  The challenge is Music in our Schools Month.  I've had these dies for a while now and they turned out to be the perfect for a musical card.
A2 size card
Solid paper - Recollections
Patterned Paper - Carta Bella Summer Lovin'
Stitched oval dies - My Creative Time
Winter Sparrows stamps and dies - Lawn Fawn
Stitched Decorative Banner Dies - My Creative Time
Sentiment - Stampendous
Ink - Stampin Up
Brad - Making Memories
Twine - Michaels
Pens for coloring - Spectrum Noir

Please be sure to stop by Die Cuttin' Divas and check out what the rest of our amazing design team has made this week.  
Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #207 - Celebrate Spring

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!  I can't believe that it is already the middle of March, where have the past couple of months gone??  Since it is Tuesday, it is time for another Die Cuttin' Divas challenge and today's challenge is: Celebrate Spring.  It is hard for me to think of spring this week because it has been in the mid 90s in CA.  I'm sure those of you in cold weather states are ready for some warm weather but we would prefer it to be in the 70s like it usually is in March.

Here is the card I made to celebrate Spring:
 A2 size card
Paper - Echo Park and Studio G
My Creative Time "Stitched Oval Dies"
Tree stamp and sentiment - Hot Off The Press "Four Seasons"
Ink - Stampin' Up Chocolate Chip 
Stampin' Up Stampin' Write Markers
Ribbon - Michaels
I used Glossy Accents on the flowers but it 
is really hard to see in the photo


I hope you all have a very Happy St. Patrick's Day!  Please stop by Die Cuttin' Divas and check out what the rest of our amazing design team has made this week.  

I will also be entering this card in Cardz TV Card Designer's Challenge #5 "Spring" - Create a card for Spring.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #206 - St. Patrick's Day

Hello and happy Tuesday!  I am just back from a crafting weekend with my friends and we had a blast.  I love these little retreats because I always get so much done and get to catch up with my friends (and we have lots of chocolate)!  Today's challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas is St. Patrick's Day.  Here is a little treat bag that I cut out using Cricut Design Space.  The more I use my Explore, the more I really like it.  I never thought I could get such intricate cuts but the Explore does an amazing job.

Treat Box and 4 leaf clover cut out using Cricut Design Space
Plain Paper - Recollections
Patterned Paper - Core'dinations
Rhinestones - Kaiser Craft
Sentiment - Cardz TV St. Patrick's Day Stamps
Ink - Close to My Heart

Thanks for stopping by.  Don't forget to stop by Die Cuttin' Divas and check out what the rest of our very talented design team has made this week.  

I'm also going to enter this at Cardz TV 3-D Challenge #4 "St. Patrick's Day Treats".





Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #205 - Sketch Challenge

Happy Tuesday and welcome to another Die Cuttin' Divas challenge.  This week the challenge is a sketch challenge based on this sketch:
Here is the card I came up with this week:
A2 size card
Paper - Recollections
Die cut and background stamp - My Creative Time "Coffee Break"
Sentiment - My Creative Time "All You Need Is Coffee"
Wood Dots - My Minds Eye
Ink - Stampin Up
 
Thanks for stopping by and have a crafty week.  Don't forget to stop by Die Cuttin' Divas and check out what the rest of the very talented design team has made this week. 

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #204: Seussical-Inspired by Seuss

Happy Tuesday and welcome to another Die Cuttin' Divas challenge.  This week's challenge is to make something inspired by Seuss.  I love anything to do with Dr. Seuss, one of my all time favorites.  For this challenge, I found some cute digital paper and images on Etsy so I decided to make a little treat box to share with one of my friends.
Digital paper, Thing 1 & Thing 2 image from Etsy
My Creative Time Bubble Gum Treat Box
My Creative Time Stitched Scallop Die
EK Success Circle Punch
My Creative Time Chunky Jar Accessories Dies
My Creative Time Teeny Tag Greetings Stamps
Twine - Recollections

I hope you have a wonderful week.  Don't forget to stop by Die Cuttin' Divas and check out what the rest of the very talented design team has made this week.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Die Cuttin' Divas challenge #203 - Odd Card

 Happy Tuesday and welcome to another Die Cuttin' Divas challenge.  This week's challenge is to make an odd shaped card (no standard rectangle or square).  I made a pop-out card for this challenge:


Paper - Echo Park "Happy Days" paper pack
 My Creative Time Surprise Pop-Out Card Die
 My Creative Time Stitched Gift Card Pocket Die
My Creative Time Polka Dot Surprise stamp set
Close to my Heart  Happy Birthday stamp
Gift card - Starbucks (my niece will love it!)

Have a wonderful week and please check out what our amazing design team has made for you this week at Die Cuttin' Divas.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Cardz TV Card Designers Challenge #3 "Ribbon"

Mary over at Cardz TV is having a card challenge:  create a card using ribbon.
Paper from Recollections
Ribbon from Michaels
Stampin' Up Lotus Blossom stamp set
Ink - Stampin' Up

Thanks for stopping by my blog.  Have a great week.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Cardz TV 3-D Challenge #2 "Valentine's Treats"

Create a 3-D Treat Box or Bag for Valentine's Day
 
I made a very simple treat bag and filled it with some Hershey Kisses
Echo Park paper
My Creative Time 100% Sweetness Heart Die
CardzTV "Happy Days" stamp
Ink - Close to my Heart
EK Success Scallop border punch
Paper lace was in my stash so not sure who makes it
Cello bag and Ribbon - Michaels

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #202: Picture Challenge

Welcome and happy Tuesday!  This week's Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge is a picture challenge.
Here is the card I made:
 A2 Size Card
Solid paper - Recollections
Patterned paper - Recollections Valentine Paper Pad
Layers - My Creative Time Stitched Rectangular Frame and Dies
Typewriter Die - My Creative Time
Stamps - My Creative Time Lots of Love Stamp Set and 
My Creative Time Once Upon a Time Stamp Set
Embossing Folder - Cuttlebug - Hugs and Kisses
Twine - Recollections

I hope you have a great week!  Please check out what our amazing design team has made for you this week at Die Cuttin' Divas.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Cardz TV Card Designers Challenge #2 "Hearts"

Mary is having a fun challenge over at Cardz TV (http://www.cardztv.blogspot.com) - Create a Card Using Hearts This is the first card I've made using an SVG file on my new Cricut Explore:
A2 Card - DCWV
Solid Paper - Recollections
Heart paper was in my scraps so I'm not sure where it's from
Frog - SVG file from Miss Kate Cuttables
Stamp - MCT 100% Sweetness stamp set
Ink - Close to my Heart
Ribbon - Michaels 

Thanks for stopping by my blog!
 

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #201 - Sketch Challenge

Hello everyone, hope you had a good weekend. It's Tuesday and that means another Die Cuttin' Divas challenge!  This week we are making projects based on this sketch:
 I decided that I needed to make some Valentine cards so here is the project that I made for this challenge.  
A2 size card base from Recollections
Patterned paper - My Mind's Eye "Filled with Love"
Silver glitter paper - Close to My Heart
Die Cut - My Creative Time "Chocolate Greetings"
Stamp and Ink - Close to My Heart

Have a great week!  Please stop by and check out what our amazing design team has made for you this week at Die Cuttin' Divas

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #200: Snowmen

Happy Tuesday to all of you!  I can't even believe this is the last week of January.  Where did the month go?  If you live in an area where it is snowing, I hope you are safe and warm.  Today's Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge is Snowmen.  I just love snowmen and I always have.  I guess you could tell that from my last couple of projects!  I used my new Cricut Explore to make this card (I am still learning how to use my Explore).  I used the print and cut feature and was so thrilled that it actually worked!
A2 size card
Plain paper - Recollections
Pattern paper - Hot Off The Press Stamp Camp 2
Snowman - Cricut Snow Friends cartridge
Snowflake - My Creative Time Winter Flake Die
Glitter paper - Close to my Heart
Snow - My Creative Time Fun Stitched Edges Die
Stamp - My Creative Time Snow Buddies stamp set
Rhinestones - Recollections
I used clear Wink of Stella on the edge of the snow, the ball 
on his hat and on the bird (hard to see it in the photo)

I hope you all have a great week.  Please stop by and check out what our amazing design team has made for you this week at Die Cuttin' Divas.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #199: Cheer Up

Happy Tuesday everyone and welcome to another Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge!  This week's challenge is Cheer Up.  I decided to decorate this treat holder and fill it with Hershey Kisses because who wouldn't feel better if they received some chocolate?!
French Fry Box - Pick Your Plum
Die Cut - My Creative Time "Winter Snowman Dies" 
Snowman stamp - My Creative Time "Snow Buddies Stamp"
Sentiment - Cardz TV "Heartfelt Wishes" 
Tag punch (cut in half) - Fiskars
Snowflake Dazzler - Petaloo
Spectrum Noir Markers used to color the snowman
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Tulle - Joann's 
Cello bag - Michaels

Have a great week and don't forget to stop by and check out what our amazing design team has made for you at Die Cuttin' Divas.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #198: Picture Challenge

Happy Tuesday!  I hope you all had a great weekend.  I went to a craft retreat for 2 days and had a blast with my crafty friends.  Caught up on my Project Life and made some cards so I'm a happy girl.  This week's Die Cuttin' Divas challenge is a Picture Challenge.
Just looking at this photo made me think of January and snow so I made a card with a snowman:
 A2 size card
Solid paper - DCWV
Silver glitter paper -  Close to My Heart
Scalloped Circle Stackable Dies - Law Fawn
Scallop oval and small oval punches - Stampin' Up
Embossing Folder - Anna Griffin Snow Flurry
Snowman stamp - Close to My Heart
Sentiment Stamp - Project Life by Stampin' Up "Holiday Cheer"
Ink - Luxe Bahama Blue
Dots around scallop - Viva Decor Light Blue Pearl pen
Silver and Frosted Lace Stickles
Twine - Recollections
Stampin' Up pens used to color the snowman

Have a great week and don't forget to stop by and check out what our amazing design team has made for you at Die Cuttin' Divas.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #197: Sketch Challenge

Happy New Year!  I hope you all had a wonderful holiday.  We are back for a new year of challenges at Die Cuttin' Divas.  Our first challenge for January is a sketch challenge based on this sketch:
Here is my project for this challenge:
 A2 Size Card
Paper:  Close to my Heart
Image stamp:  Close to my Heart
Sentiment:  My Creative Time "Plane & Simple" stamp set
Ovals cut using George and Basic Shapes Cricut cartridge
Tag: My Creative Time "Just Simply Live" coordinating die
Rhinestones:  Recollections
Ink:  Close to my Heart

Have a great week!