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.

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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

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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 

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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!

Monday, December 29, 2014

Reindeer Treat Boxes

It is so hard to believe that Christmas is over already!  I hope all of you had a wonderful holiday.  Here are some treat boxes I made before the holidays for the folks in my office.  Each box holds 3 Ghirardelli chocolate squares.  I saw these on You Tube a while back but I can't remember what website it was on.
Solid paper - Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper - Echo Park
Reindeer made using the Stampin' Up Owl Punch
Reindeer antlers made using a Martha Stewart Branch Punch
1" and 1 1/4" circle punch - Stampin' Up
Stamp - My Creative Time
Ink - Stampin' Up
Ribbon - Michaels

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Envelope Punchboard Snowman

I hope all of you had a very Merry Christmas!
A friend of mine found these on Pinterest so I just had to make one!  So easy and cute.  Here's the link if you want to see the instructions.  http://jackietopa.typepad.com/addicted_to_stamping/2013/11/envelope-punch-board-snowman.html   I made mine a little bit different.  I used a Peachy Keen Stamp for his face and I used real buttons.  There is a York Peppermint Patty inside but you could also use the Ghirardelli Chocolate squares too.
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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #196: Favorite Christmas Song or Carol Inspired

Happy Tuesday!  Are you all ready for the holidays?  I feel like I'm so far behind this year.  This week's Die Cuttin' Divas challenge is: Favorite Christmas Song or Carol inspired.  My favorite Christmas song has always been "White Christmas".
A2 size card - DCWV
Background paper - Recollections Jingle Bells stack
Tree die cut - Hero Arts
Tree and sentiment stamps - Hero Arts
Deer stamp - Stampin' Up
Ink - Stampin' Up
Snow Die - My Creative Time Fun Stitched Edges 
Star - Stickles (Golden Rod)
I also used clear Wink of Stella on the tree and snow
but you can't really see it in the picture.



Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #195 Non-traditional Christmas Colors

This week's Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge is to make a project with non-traditional Christmas colors - no red or green.  I just love this ornament from the Artiste Cricut Cartridge.
Patterned Paper-Stitchy Bear Designs-"Christmas Flakes 8.5 by 11 Paper Pack 1" 
Solid Paper - Bazzill
Ornament cut out using CTMH Artiste Cricut Cartridge 
Pink layer-My Creative Time Stitched rectangular Frame Dies
Stamps  and Ink - Close to My Heart
Rhinestones - Stampin' Up
Pink thread - Joann's

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #194: Sketch

Happy Tuesday!  This week's Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge is to use this sketch:
 Here is the card I made for the challenge:

Card base (A2) - DCWV
Plain paper - Bazzill
Patterned Paper-"Christmas Flakes 8.5 by 11 Paper Pack 1"
This paper is so pretty and is from our wonderful sponsor Stitchy Bear Designs 
Penguin - "Yikes" from Stitchy Bear Designs
I used ProMarkers to color the Penguin
Blue Scallop Oval - Cut from Cricut Craft Room Basics
White Oval - My Creative Time Stitched Oval Dies 
Embossing folder - Anna Griffin Snow Flurry
Rhinestones - Kaiser Craft Blue Ice
Stickles - Xmas Red 

Stitchy Bear Designs at http://stitchybearstamps.com/shop  They have so many beautiful digital files to choose from.
 
Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Die Cuttin' Divas Ch #193: Shaped Card

This week's Die Cuttin' Diva's challenge is to use a Shaped Card.
 I cut my card out at 5 1/4" from Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge
I cut the frame out out at 5"
The adorable Bear (Beary Happy Winter Colour Bear) is from Stitchy Bear Designs 
Solid paper - DCWV
Pattern paper - Carta Bella
Rhinestones - Recollections
Punches - Stampin Up
Sentiment - My Creative Time Mixed Holiday Sentiments



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