Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #226 The Great Outdoors

Happy Tuesday everyone!  It's time for another Die Cuttin' Divas challenge and this week our challenge is The Great Outdoors (beach, camping, etc.)  Our projects are in honor of National S'mores Day on August 10th.  I hope you will join us for our challenge.  Here is the card I made.  I sure wish I was sitting on the beach with a nice cold drink right now!
 A2 size card
Paper:  I used scraps from my stash
Palm Tree: Cricut Cake Seasonal Sampler cartridge
Girl: Cricut Pack Your Bags cartridge
Sun: My Creative Time Build a Banner Die
Sentiment: MCT "Some Days Simply Require"
Ink: Stampin' Up Chocolate Chip 

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you will join us for our challenge this week and also please stop by Die Cuttin' Divas and check out what the rest of our talented design team has made. 

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #225: Christmas In July

Happy Tuesday and Merry Christmas in July!  It's very hot and humid this week in California so it was kind of hard for me to get in the mood to make a Christmas card for our challenge.  I've always loved this little elf from the Jolly Holidays Cricut Cartridge so I decided to use him on my card this week.
 Solid paper: From my scraps
Background paper: Recollections Sugar Plum stack
Elf: Jolly Holidays Cricut cartridge
Tree: CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge
Star: Cricut Design Space shapes
Snow Die: My Creative Time
Ink: Stampin' Up
Sentiment: My Pink Stamper
Stickles used for the tree ornaments

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you will join us for our challenge this week and also stop by Die Cuttin' Divas and check out what the rest of our amazing design team has made for our Christmas in July challenge. 

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #224: National Ice Cream Month

Hello and welcome to this week's Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge.  This week we are celebrating National Ice Cream Month!  I love almost any type of ice cream but chocolate is my all time favorite. Here is my card for this week:
When I made this card, I used a technique I saw on www.brandyscards.com.  She used her paper crimper on the background paper and then used an ink pad to color over the crimped paper. Here's the recipe for my card:

Paper: Recollections
Ice Cream Cone:  Cricut Sweet Treats cartridge
Ink: Close to my Heart Lagoon
Sentiment: Close to My Heart Artiste Birthday set
Embossing on cone: Sizzix -Square Lattice embossing folder
Twine: Doodlebug Designs 
Skittle on cone: DoubleClick Connections
Enamal Dots: My Mind's Eye Now and Then
Paper Crimper: Fiskars 

I hope you will 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.  Enjoy the rest of your week and thanks for stopping by my blog.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #223 - Sketch Challenge

Happy Tuesday and I hope all of you had a wonderful 4th of July.  We went to a barbeque at our friends house and it was a lot of fun.  Good food, swimming and most of all, spending time with friends.  

This week's challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas is to make a project based on this sketch:
Here is the card I made for this challenge:
Solid Paper: Recollections
Patterned Paper:  Stampin' Up Cherry on Top
Flamingo Die Cut and sentiment: My Creative Time 
"Already Missing You" stamp and die set
Dots:  Simple Stories Summer Vibes
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Flamingo colored using Stampin' Up Regal Rose and my aqua pen

I hope you will 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.  Enjoy the rest of your week and thanks for stopping by my blog.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #222 - Anything Goes

Hello and welcome to another Die Cuttin' Divas challenge.  This week the challenge is anything goes.  I always love these challenges because you can make whatever you want and we always see lots of beautiful entries on the blog.  I hope you will join us this week and have some fun with this challenge.  

I decided that since July 4th is the end of this week (I can't even believe it!) that I would make a card to celebrate the holiday.
A2 size card
Paper: Stampin' Up
Background stamps and sentiment: CTMH "Kaboom" stamp set
Rocket Boy: A Child's Year Cricut Cartridge
Ink: CTMH Holiday Red and Dutch Blue
Star Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug 

I hope you all stay safe and have a wonderful holiday.  Please stop by Die Cuttin' Divas and check out what the rest of our amazing design team has made this week.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #221 - Wedding or Anniversary Theme

Happy Tuesday and welcome to this week's Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge.  This week we are making projects with a wedding or anniversary theme.  I decided to make an anniversary card since I have a couple of friends who are having anniversaries in the next two months.
A2 size card
Solid paper - Recollections
Patterned Paper - My Mind's Eye "Filled with Love"
Dies - Lawn Fawn "Hedgehugs" 
Circle Dies - My Creative Time
Tag Die - My Creative Time "Just Simply Live"
Hedgehogs and heart stamps - Lawn Fawn
Sentiment - My Creative Time "Once Upon a Time" stamps
Heart punch - EK Success
Rhinestones - Kaisercraft
Spectrum Noir markers
Ink - Tim Holtz Distress Ink Faded Jeans
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

I hope you can join us for our challenge this week.  Please stop by Die Cuttin' Divas and check out what the rest of our amazing design team has made.  

Thanks for stopping by my blog!


Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #220 - Masculine Theme

Happy Tuesday and welcome to this week's Die Cuttin' Divas challenge.  This week we are making projects with a masculine theme.  I decided to make a Father's Day card for my project.
 Card Base: A2 size, paper from Recollections
Background Paper: DIY Shop
Fishing Pole, Basket and Sentiment: Cricut Father's Day Cartridge
Sprinkles: Doodlebug Design

Please stop by Die Cuttin' Divas and check out what the rest of our amazing design team has made this week.  I hope you all have a great week and will join us for our challenge.  

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #219: National Aquarium Month

Happy Tuesday and welcome to another Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge.  This week's challenge is to make something for National Aquarium Month (something you'd find in the sea or Aquarium).  Here is the card I made.
 A2 size card
Paper: Recollections
Crab, Palm Tree and Banner: Create a Critter Cricut Cartridge
Sun Die:  My Creative Time "Build a Banner Kit"
Sentiment: My Pink Stamper "Punny-licious"
 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.  I hope you all have a great week and will join us for our challenge.  
 

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #218: Sketch Challenge

Happy Tuesday and welcome to this week's Die Cuttin' Divas challenge.  This week we are using a sketch for our projects.
Here is the card that I made for this week's challenge:
 A2 size card
Paper:  Carta Bella "Cool Summer"
Cupcake Dies and stamps: My Creative Time "Light the Candles"
Sentiment:  Cardz TV "Happy Days" stamp set
Inks: CTMH Cotton Candy
Scallop Oval and Oval punches: Stampin' Up
Bling: Recollections

Please be sure to stop by Die Cuttin' Divas and check out what the rest of our amazing design team has made this week.  I hope you all have a great week and will join us for our challenge.   
  

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #217 Baby Love (Baby Theme)

Hello and happy Tuesday.  It's time for another Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge.  This week's theme is Baby Love.  I made this card for one of the girls I work with who recently had her second baby girl.  Her labor progressed so fast that she ended up having the baby in the elevator on the way to the maternity ward!  What a funny story she will have to tell her daughter some day.  Thankfully both mom and baby were just fine (and she saved the cost of the delivery fee!).  Her husband was amazing through the whole thing.
 Bird with baby cut from Cricut 3 Birds on Parade cartridge
Card base - Recollections
Patterned paper - Echo Park
Oval scallop punch - Stampin' Up
Sentiment - Hero Arts
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black 
Ribbon - Michaels

Please stop by Die Cuttin' Divas and check out what the rest of our amazing design team has made this week..  I hope you all have a great week and will join us for our challenge.
 

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Die Cuttin' Divas Ch #216: Water a Flower Day (May 30th)

Hello and welcome to another Die Cuttin' Divas challenge.  This week's challenge is to make a project with a flower on it for Water a Flower Day (May 30th).  I decided to make this bag in a box handbag by Craftyhallet.  She made some note cards to go in her handbag but I added some yummy treats for my friends at a recent craft weekend instead.  Here is the Youtube link in case you want to check out how to make this project.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSrnexCAVFc  

  Paper - Echo Park
Flower - Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge
Stamps and Ink - CTMH
Brads - Making Memories

Please stop by Die Cuttin' Divas and check out what the rest of our amazing design team has made.  I hope you all have a great week and will join us for our challenge.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #215: National Golf Month

Happy Tuesday!  I hope you all had a wonderful Mother's Day.  This week's Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge is to make a project for National Golf Month (any project that is sports related). I decided to make a birthday card. 
A2 Size card
Paper - DCWV
Golf cart and flag cut in Cricut Design Space
Oval and circle punches - Stampin' Up
Rectangle Layer Die - My Creative Time
Momento Tuxedo Black Ink
Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink
Sentiment - Stampendous

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will join us for our challenge this week.  Please be sure to check out what the rest of our talented design team has made this week at Die Cuttin' Divas. 
 

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #214: Sketch Challenge


Happy Tuesday!!  This week's Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge is a sketch challenge based on this sketch:
I made a card for my friend's daughter who is graduating college in 2 weeks (I still can't believe it!).  I remember when she was born!  
A2 size card (Recollections paper)
Paper - Echo Park
Balloon and Banner Die Cuts - My Creative Time
Sentiment on balloon - My Creative Time
Congrats sentiment - CTMH
Ink - CTMH
Rhinestones - Stampin' Up

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you will join us this week at Die Cuttin' Divas and check out what the rest of our amazing design team has made.
 


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

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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".