Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #263 - April's Symbols - bling and/or flowers

Hello and welcome to this week's Die Cuttin' Divas challenge.  This week we are making projects that have April's symbols - bling and/or flowers.  I pulled out my Crocs Rule Cricut cartridge and found this image.  
A2 size card from Papertrey Ink
Solid paper: Recollections
Cloud paper: from my stash
Crocodile: Crocs Rule Cricut Cartridge
Grass:  "More Stitched Edges" die from My Creative Time
Stamp: "Sprinkles of Life" from Stampin' Up
Bling: Recollections
Tear drop rain drops: Cloud 9 Design

I hope you will stop by Die Cuttin' Divas and check out the amazing projects our design team members have made for this challenge.  We would love to have you join us this week!

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Die Cuttin' Divas Challeng #262 - Earth Day - recycled item


Hello and welcome to this week's Die Cuttin' Divas challenge.  This week we are making projects for Earth Day (use a recycled item).  I was sitting outside this morning taking a break at work and thinking about what to do for my project this week.  I realized if I used the wrapper from my coffee cup I could turn it into a gift card holder/card for a friend of mine.  Since they serve Starbucks coffee at our coffee cart, I figured a Starbucks gift card would be the perfect.  I sure hope she likes it.  I know she'll like the gift card since she is addicted to coffee!
 Card base: DCWV
Patterned paper: Lawn Fawn "Perfectly Plaid"
Coffee Cups and Tag Dies: My Creative Time
Sentiment: My Creative Time "You Are Perk-Fect"
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Sequins: Michaels

I hope you will stop by Die Cuttin' Divas and check out the amazing projects our design team members have made for this challenge.  We would love to have you join us this week! 

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #261 - Library Day - Use a Book

Happy Tuesday everyone and welcome to this week's Die Cuttin' Divas challenge:  Library Day - use a book.  I wasn't sure what I wanted to do for this challenge so I looked through some cartridges that I have and came across this image from the Cricut cartridge "A Child's Year".  This one has been around forever but I still love the images on this cartridge.
Girl die cut: Cricut cartridge "A Child's Year"
Sun die cut: Lawn Fawn
Sky sentiment: Lil' Inker Designs
Book sentiment:  My Creative Time "Once Upon a Time" stamps
Solid paper: DCWV
Patterned paper: Lawn Fawn "Let's Polka in the Meadow"

I hope you will stop by Die Cuttin' Divas and check out the amazing projects our design team members have made for this challenge.  We would love to have you join us this week! 
 

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #260 - Sports

Hello and a very happy Tuesday to all of you. Time for our weekly Die Cuttin' Divas challenge.  This week we are making sports projects.  I made this card for a very good friend of mine who loves baseball and is a huge Padres fan.  She buys season tickets every year and always shares some of her games with us.  I thought this card would be a good way to show her how much we appreciate her generosity.
  Card is from Cricut Life's a Party cartridge
Paper: Recollections
Sentiment:  Cricut Sports Mania cartridge

This was a super easy card to make but I know she'll love it.  Please stop by Die Cuttin' Divas and check out the amazing projects our design team has made for this challenge.  Enjoy the rest of your week!

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #259 ~ Doctor's Day/Get Well


Hello and happy Tuesday.   I hope you all had a wonderful Easter.  Mine was very nice and very relaxing.   This year is sure flying by!

On to our weekly challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas.  This week our challenge is to make a Doctor's Day/Get Well project.  I decided to make a card for this week's challenge:
Bird and umbrella: Cricut 3 Birds on Parade cartridge
Cloud dies: Lawn Fawn
Tag die: My Creative Time
Stamp: Lawn Fawn "Scripty Sayings"
Ink: Memento Luxe Bahama Blue
Paper: DCWV The Mango Frost Matstack and Summer Matstack

Thanks for stopping by.  Please stop by Die Cuttin' Divas and check out the beautiful projects our design team has made for this challenge.  Enjoy the rest of your week!
 

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Cardz TV 3-D Designers Challenge #4 Create a 3-D Treat Box or Bag for Easter.

Hello and welcome to my blog.  This week the challenge at Cardz TV 3-D Designers is to create a 3-D treat box or bag for Easter.  I made this cute little basket and filled it with treats for my co-workers.  They loved them, especially the candy!
Paper: Recollections
Basket: Cricut Tags, Bags, Boxes and More 2 cartridge
Bunny: Cricut Holiday Cakes cartridge
Punch: Stampin' Up
Ink: Close To My Heart
Stamp: Close To My Heart

Mary's challenges on Cardz TV are always so much fun.  Check them out at www.cardztv.blogspot.com.

Happy Easter!!

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #258 - Use Buttons

Happy Tuesday everyone!  I hope you are all having a good week so far.  This week's challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas is to make a project and use buttons.  I always love the way buttons look on cards so I had no trouble with this week's challenge.
Paper:  Stampin' Up "Stacked with Love"
Penguin die: Stampin' Up "Snow Place"
Stamp: Stampin' Up "Balloon Celebration"
Balloon Punch: Stampin' Up
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Pens to color Penguin: Stampin' Up
Buttons: Joann's

Thanks for stopping by.  Please stop by Die Cuttin' Divas and check out the beautiful projects our design team has made for this challenge.  Enjoy the rest of your week!

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #257 - Mystery/Detective


Hello and welcome to this week's Die Cuttin" Divas challenge - Mystery/Detective.  I found this detective trench coat at SVGcuttingfiles.com and I thought it was perfect for this week's challenge.
 Trench Coat Die Card: SVGcuttingfiles.com
Paper:  DCWV
Ink: Colorbox fluid chalk Chestnut ink
Washi punch: Stampin' Up
Buttons: Joann's

Thanks for stopping by.  Please head on over to Die Cuttin' Divas and check out the beautiful projects our design team has made for this challenge.  Have a great week and I hope you will join us for our challenge this week.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #256 - Use Paint Chips

Hello and happy Tuesday.  It's time for our weekly Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge.  This week our challenge is to use paint chips.  I picked up some paint chips while we were shopping for a new dryer at Lowe's last week.  I wasn't happy about having to buy a new dryer because the other one wasn't that old but since I was already at the store, I decided to pick out some pretty paint chips for this challenge.  Here is the card I made this week:
 Butterfly die: My Creative Time
Paper: Lawn Fawn "Perfectly Plaid"
Punch: Stampin' Up
Sentiment: Close to my Heart
Sprinkles: Doodle Bug Designs
Pearls: Recollections

Thanks for stopping by.  Please head on over to Die Cuttin' Divas and check out the beautiful projects our design team has made for this challenge.  I hope you all have a great week.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #255 - Sketch Challenge

Hello and happy Tuesday!  Today's challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas is our monthly sketch challenge based on this sketch: 
I decided that since it is officially March (I can't even believe it!) that I would make a St. Patrick's Day card.  This is a very different card than what I originally had in mind for my project but I'm really happy with the way it came out.  Since my boss is Irish, I decided I would give this to her on St. Patrick's Day with some treats.
Solid paper: DCWV
Patterned paper: Authentique "Lucky" paper pack
Shamrocks:  Cricut "Celebrate with Flourish" cartridge
Circle and Tag dies: My Creative Time
Sentiment: My Creative Time Teeny Tag Holidays stamps
Ink: Close to my Heart
Candy Dots: Stampin' Up 

Thanks for stopping by.  Please head on over to Die Cuttin' Divas and check out the beautiful projects our design team has made for this challenge.  I hope you all have a great week!


Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Ch #254 ~ National Carnival Day

Hello and welcome to this week's Die Cuttin' Divas challenge.  This week we are making projects for National Carnival Day (use something you would find at a carnival or circus).  When I was young, we had a carnival that came to our town every summer.  I always remember going on the carousel so I decided to make a carousel for my card this week:
  Carousel: Artiste Cricut Cartridge
Stitched Fun Ticket Dies: My Creative Time
Fun Tickets Stamp: My Creative Time
Sprinkles: Doodlebug Designs
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: I used scraps for this card

Thanks for stopping by.  Please head on over to Die Cuttin' Divas and check out the beautiful projects our design team has made for this challenge.  I hope you all have a great week!

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #253 ~ Kid's Theme

Happy Tuesday and welcome to this week's Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge.  I hope you all had a very Happy Valentine's Day.  My husband and I stayed home and cooked a nice dinner.  We are going away for the weekend next week for our Valentine's celebration and I can't wait.  There is a resort and spa at one of the wineries about an hour from our house and we have stayed there before.  It is so nice and relaxing and the wine tasting is wonderful.  We usually bring home a bottle or two when we leave.

On to this week's challenge, which is a Kid's Theme project:  I made a card using Minnie Mouse for my friend's daughter.  She loves anything Disney and I thought this would be perfect for her birthday card.
Minnie Mouse: Cricut Disney-Mickey and Friends cartridge
Paper: Echo Park Splendid Sunshine 
Sentiment: Stampin' Up
Ink: Stampin' Up Melon Mambo
Heart Edge Punch: EK Success
Skittles: DoubleClick - AKA Abusybee

Thanks for stopping by.  Please head on over to Die Cuttin' Divas and check out the beautiful projects our design team has made for this challenge.  I hope you all have a great week!
 

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #252 Say it with Love

Happy Tuesday everyone!  This week our Die Cuttin' Divas challenge is Say It With Love.  I decided to make another Valentine's Day card.  I have seen many cards similar to this one on Pinterest and knew I just had to make one.
Dies: Stitched Rectangle and Hearts from My Creative Time
Sheltering Tree Stamps: Stampin' Up
Sentiment: My Creative Time "100% Sweetness"
Ink: Stampin' Up
Paper: Recollections

Thanks for stopping by.  Please head on over to Die Cuttin' Divas and check out the beautiful projects our design team has made for this challenge.  I hope you all have a great week and a very Happy Valentine's Day!!
 



Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #251 - Sketch Challenge

Hello and happy Tuesday!  How is it possible that it is February already?  I barely remember anything about January.  Our challenge this week is a sketch challenge based on this sketch:
 Here is the card I came up with for this month's sketch challenge:
Card base: DCWV
Background paper: Stampin' Up "Stacked with Love"
Additional paper from my scraps
Die Cuts (Hearts and Stitched Oval): My Creative Time
Frog die cut and stamp: Close to My Heart "Spring Critters"
Sentiment - My Creative Time "Teeny Tag Holidays"
Ink: Stampin' Up
Aqua pen
Heart Dots - Close to my Heart

Thanks for stopping by.  Please head on over to Die Cuttin' Divas and check out the beautiful projects our design team has made for this challenge.  I hope you all have a great week!!

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #250 - Chocolate Cake Day (Use a cake or cupcake)

Hello there and happy Tuesday.  I'm really glad I don't live on the east coast anymore because the storm there this past weekend was so bad!  I hope if any of you experienced the snow that you were safe and warm during the storm. 


On to our challenge this week - Chocolate Cake Day!  You can use any cake or cupcake for this challenge. 
 Cupcake Die: My Creative Time
Banner Dies: Stampin' Up
Paper: Echo Park "Sweet Day"
Stampin' Up "Endless Birthday Wishes" stamps
Ink: Stampin' Up
Sprinkles: Doodlebug Design "Swimming Pool Assortment"
Wink of Stella on the candle flame


Thanks for stopping by.  Please head on over to Die Cuttin' Divas and check out the beautiful projects our design team has made for this challenge.  I hope you all have a great week!!

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #249 ~ Hot Cocoa...We Love You...Yum!

Happy Tuesday and welcome to this week's Die Cuttin' Divas challenge - Hot Cocoa!  I love hot cocoa and I love it with lots of whipped cream on top.  When I saw this cup with whipped cream I knew I had to use it for my card:
Paper: Bo bunny "Mama-razzi" collection
Cup and whipped cream image: Circut CTMH Artistry cartridge
Sentiment: Stampin' Up "All Boxed Up"
Tag: Stampin' Up banner punch
Ink: Stampin' Up
Heart: EK Success heart punch

Don't forget to stop by Die Cuttin' Divas and check out the beautiful projects our design team has made for this challenge.  I hope you all have a great week!!

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #248 ~ All About Birds - Use any type of bird

Happy Tuesday and welcome to this week's Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #248 - All About Birds (Use any type of bird).   I've always loved this little bird from the 3 Birds on Parade Cricut Cartridge so I decided to use him on my card this week:
Bird: Cricut 3 Birds on Parade cartridge
Solid paper: Recollections
Background paper: Carta Bella "Summer Lovin'"
Sentiment: Cardz TV "Bigger Everday Sayings:
Rhinestones: Want 2 Scrap
Ink: Memento "Tuxedo Black"

Don't forget to stop by Die Cuttin' Divas and check out the beautiful projects our design team has made for this challenge.  I hope you all have a great week!!

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Die Cuttin' Divas challenge #247 - Sketch Challenge

Happy New Year!!  I hope you all had a wonderful holiday.  Hard to believe it's all over already.  I just took down all my decorations and tree yesterday and that always makes me a little sad.  O.k., on to 2016 and our first challenge of the year - a sketch challenge based on this sketch:
Here is my card for this week's challenge.  I just love anything with a snowman on it!
Card base: DCWV
Paper: My Mind's Eye "Merry" paper pad
Glitter Paper: DCWV "Christmas & Winter" paper pad
Circle die: My Creative Time "Bunch of Fun Circle Dies"
Snowman die: My Creative Time "Winter Snowman Dies"
Sentiment: My Creative Time "Snow Buddies" stamp set
Stampin' Up: Washi Punch
Doodlebug Design Sprinkles

Don't forget to stop by Die Cuttin' Divas and check out the beautiful projects our design team has made for this challenge.

Here's to a happy and healthy 2016!! 

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #246: Merry Christmas (Anything Goes)


Hello and welcome to our very last Die Cuttin' Divas challenge for 2015.  I have been on the design team for just over a year and I can't believe how fast time has flown by.  Our last challenge this year is "Anything Goes".  I love these challenges because you can make whatever you feel like making.  I decided to go with a cute little Christmas card:
 Solid paper:  Recollections
Pattern paper: My Mind's Eye "Merry" paper pad
Snow Die: My Creative Time "Fun Stitched Edges"
Penguin Die: Lawn Fawn "Winter Penguin"
Sentiment: Lawn Fawn "Winter Penguin"
Ink: Stampin' Up "Cherry Cobbler"
Colored image with Promarkers
Sprinkles: Doodle Bug Design "Lady Bug Assortment" 

Don't forget to stop by Die Cuttin' Divas and check out the beautiful projects our design team has made for this last challenge of 2015.  

I wish all of you a blessed holiday.  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #245 - Christmas Tic Tac Toe


Hello and welcome to our weekly challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas.  This week our challenge is Christmas Tic Tac Toe.  Here is the grid to use when you make your project:
For my project, I used the middle row - Glitter, Holiday Colors and Snowflakes.  I had seen these cups decorated and used for treat holders on Pinterest a while ago so I thought I would try making some of my own.
Coffee cups: www.webstaurantstore.com
Snowflake paper - Bazzill "Nordic Pines"
Solid paper: Recollections
Stocking: CTMH "Art Philosophy" cartridge
Glitter on stocking: Martha Stewart coarse crystal glitter
Stir sticks: Joann's
Sentiment: My Creative Time "Teeny Tag Holidays"
Ink: Memento "Tuxedo Black"

I hope you all have a wonderful week!  Please stop by Die Cuttin' Divas and check out the beautiful projects our design team has made.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #244 - Favorite Sketch

Hello and Happy Tuesday.  This week's Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge is to make a project using your favorite sketch from 2015.  I decided to use the January 2015 sketch again:
Here is the card I made using this sketch:
A2 size card
Solid paper: Recollections
Snowflake paper: Recollections "Sugar Plums" stack
Plaid paper: Stampin' Up "Merry Moments" stack
Ovals: CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge
Penguin: Create a Critter2 cartridge
Tag and Sentiment: Stampin' Up
Snowflake brads: Recollections
I used Liquid Applique and Stickles on his hat 

I hope you all have a wonderful week!  Please stop by Die Cuttin' Divas and check out the beautiful projects our design team has made.



Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #243: Tag, Bag or Box


Hello and Happy Tuesday.  Can you believe Thanksgiving is this week??  I can't.  This year really flew by quickly.  I can't wait to celebrate with our friends this week.  Lots of good food and most importantly spending time with good friends and family.  I think Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays and I am looking forward to a relaxing weekend.  I don't go out on Black Friday any more.  I just don't like the crowds, especially when you can order most everything online while wearing pajamas and drinking coffee!  That's my idea of shopping.

On to my project for this week.  I made a pillow box and filled it with Hershey Kisses:

Pillow Box: CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge
Leaves: Cricut Design Space Creativebug
Paper: DCWV
Sentiment: Stampin' Up "Good Greetings
Ink: CTMH "Autumn Terracotta"
Tag Punch:  Stampin' Up
Ribbon: Stampin' Up
Enamel Dots: My Mind's Eye

Thanks for stopping by.  Don't forget to check out what the rest of our talented design team has made over at Die Cuttin' Divas.
 
Enjoy the rest of your week and have a very Happy Thanksgiving!!