Friday, February 24, 2017

Cut It Up Birthday Card Challenge



Brrr, it is cold here. It's supposed to get up to a whopping 34ยบ today, barely above freezing. Sounds like a good day to stay inside and play in my craft room!

TGIF and time for a new challenge over at Cut It Up!






This week our challenge over at Cut It Up is "Birthday Cards".  Remember you must include a die cut








Our sponsor for this weeks challenge is Pink and Main and the prize is a $20 store credit.


Now on to my creation:

I used several cut files from Silhouette Studio to create my card.


The first is BIRTHDAY FLAMINGO by Lisa Norris which you can purchase here.

I also used BIRTHDAY CANDLES POLAROID FRAME which you can purchase here

 and ECHO PARK BALLOON which you can purchase here










The patterned paper is from a new 6X6 pad I purchased at Michaels by Molly & Rex.












Supplies Used: card stock - white, 2 shades of orange, 2 shade of pink, 2 shades of teal, grey, black; patterned paper by Molly & Rex; cut files by Silhouette Studio; twine by May Arts; Pop Dots


I can't wait to see your creation so pop on over to the Cut It Up blog and join us in the fun!


Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Die Cuttin' Divas Animal Challenge



I had a lovely time visiting my family members in Turlock, CA this weekend, although the time went by entirely to fast!

Can't believe it is already Tuesday again and time for a new challenge over at Die Cuttin' Divas.

This week our challenge is animals.





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I decided to use this opportunity to get a start on my Easter cards. I went for a darling bunny from the Silhouette store called Easter Bunny.














I also used a speech bubble stamp and die I had just purchased for 1/2 off at Michaels










Supplies used: Card stock - white, black, 3 shades of pink; pattern paper by Lawn Fawn: cut file from the Silhouette Store; sentiment created on my computer; speech bubble stamp and die by Recollections; enamel dots by Doodlebug; stitched rectangle die by Simon Says Stamp; pop dots.




Now pop on over to Die Cuttin' Divas and see all the fabulous inspiration the rest of the design team has come up with.


Hope to see you playing along with us!!!!



Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Die Cuttin' Divas Pink/Red or Purple Challenge



I spent yesterday baking away for Valentines Day!

I made sugar cookies, peanut blossoms (I used red sugar and milk chocolate hearts instead of Kisses), and Blondies with valentine M & M's.

I plan on sharing some with my neighbors and my grandchildren are coming over so I thought they would enjoy them too!


Since it is Tuesday, it's time for a new challenge over at Die Cuttin' Divas.

This week for our challenge you must create something with pink/red or purple.






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I created a card that I will be giving my parents using a cut file by Lori Whitlock called LOVE BIRDS STEP BOX CARD which I purchased from the Silhouette Store











I also used an "I Love You" die cut by Lawn Fawn for the banner.











Supplies used: Card stock - white, black, 2 shades of pink, red, orange; pattern paper by Authentique; cut file from the Silhouette Store; sentiment die by Lawn Fawn.




Now pop on over to Die Cuttin' Divas and see all the fabulous inspiration the rest of the design team has come up with.


Hope to see you playing along with us!!!!



Friday, February 10, 2017

Cut It Up Bendy Card Challenge



Wow, that two weeks just seemed to fly by!



It's time for a new challenge over at Cut It Up!






This week our challenge over at Cut It Up is "Bendy Cards".  Remember you must include a die cut








Our sponsor for this weeks challenge is The Cutting Cafe and the prize is any 3 files of your choice.


Now on to my creation:

I used the Bendi card cut file from The Cutting Cafe for my card. You can purchase this file here

This file has all kinds of different choices to make an array of fun bendy cards.

For my card I used the scalloped back. the heart border, and the "I Love You" sentiment.









I also used a cute tree from The Cutting Cafes "Beautiful Trees" printable stamp set which you can purchase here.

I printed it on different color cardstock and then fussy cut the pieces.

The kissing couple is a cut file called first kiss from the Silhouette Store. I cut it out in black and I used the offset tool to create a border to cut out a white background for the couple.












Supplies Used: card stock - white, black, 2 shades of pink, green, brown; patterned paper by Authentique; cut files from The Cutting Cafe and Silhouette; digital print file from The Cutting Cafe.


I can't wait to see your creation so pop on over to the Cut It Up blog and join us in the fun!


Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Die Cuttin' Divas Sketch Challenge



We had a lot of beautiful entries to our "Anything Goes" challenge over at Die Cuttin' Divas last week.

I enjoyed looking at all the creativity.

This week for our challenge we have a sketch for you to try.






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I just received a fun new kit from Queen and Co. called the Heart Throb Kit, which came with some fun dies, darling papers, shaker elements, etc.


I decided to use my kit for this sketch challenge.









The heart die cuts both the inside of the heart and the stitched trim piece .











Supplies used: Card stock - white, pink; pattern paper, acrylic sentiment, stickers, sequins, dies, foam heart shape, toppings all from Queen and Co Heart Throb kit.



Now pop on over to Die Cuttin' Divas and see all the fabulous inspiration the rest of the design team has come up with.


Hope to see you playing along with us!!!!



Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Die Cuttin' Divas Anything Goes Challenge



I can hardly believe it is the last day of January! It seemed to just fly by.

Today is my grandson's 9th birthday! Looking forward to helping him celebrate tonight.

Happy Birthday Jeff!

Since it's Tuesday it is time for a new challenge over at Die Cuttin' Divas

This week our challenge is Anything Goes, so your creativity has free reign :)





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I thought I would share the lollipop treat holders I made for my grandsons to give to his classmates on Valentines Day.

I cut 24 of them out using a cut file called Kawaii Shovel Lollipop Cover by SVG Cutting Files.









I created the sentiment on my computer using the font LDJ Lefthand Jam. The back of the sentiment tag has my grandsons name.


They each have a Tootsie Roll Pop inside.









My grandson loves them, hope his classmates do too!









Supplies used: Card stock - white, black, kraft, red, pink; cut file - SVG Cutting Files; black twine from May Arts; font - LDJ Lefthand Jam; white pen.


Now pop on over to Die Cuttin' Divas and see all the fabulous inspiration the rest of the design team has come up with.


Hope to see you playing along with us!!!!



 

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