Friday, May 17, 2019

Cut It Up Picnic Challenge

We had been enjoying some lovely weather last week, but the last couple of days it seems like winter has returned! 

We are back to cold, rain, and snow :( 

It sure has been a strange year for weather around here.

Regardless of the weather we have a new challenge for you over at Cut It Up.

Our challenge is Picnic, create a picnic themed project and don't forget the die cut!




The sponsor for this weeks challenge is A Day For Daisies and you have a chance to win $8 to their store.



I created a silverware and napkin pocket using a cut file from Silhouette Studio and decorated it with an image from A Day For Daisies called Home Lunch which you can purchase here.




I thought it would be a cute addition to a picnic lunch!




Supplies Used: cardstock - white; patterned paper by Stampin' Up; cut files from Silhouette Studio; digital image from A Day For Daisies; Copic markers .

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, May 7, 2019

Die Cuttin' Divas Sketch Challenge



Do you have special plans this weekend for Mother's Day?

I'm going camping, in my new motorhome, with my grandkids!

It will be their first trip with us and we are looking forward to having campfires, s'mores, hiking, etc. I'm going shopping tomorrow to stalk the cupboards and fridge with their favorite foods and drinks.
Gonna be a great weekend :)

Now on to our challenge for this week.
Our challenge over at Die Cuttin' Divas this week is a sketch.

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I used some new stamps and dies I just received from MFT to create my take on the sketch.



I also used some stitched circle dies by Simon Says Stamp. 





Supplies used: card stock - vanilla, orange, green; patterned paper by Authentique; stamps and dies by My Favorite Things and Simon Says Stamp; enamel dots by Echo Park; Copic markers.

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, May 3, 2019

Cut It Up Mother's Day Challenge

Mom's day is a little over a week away.

Do you have a special card fof your Mom?

If not, than maybe we can get you motivated with our challenge for this week.

Our challenge this week is Mother's Day, share a project for Mom and don't forget the die cut!


The sponsor for this weeks challenge is Lawn Fawn and you have a chance to win $25 to their store.



I made a pretty shaped card with tulips for my creation. This card would be a nice card for almost any occasion. It is a cut file from the Silhouette Design store by Lori Whitlock.



The sentiment is also a cut file from the Silhouette store and I cut it out of vinyl.

I know I've said this before, but vinyl cuts small lettering beautifully and applies to your cardstock very easily.




Supplies Used: cardstock - vanilla, green, 2 shades of pink; matte vinyl in 2 shades of pink; cut files from Silhouette Studio; enamel dot from Echo Park.

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, April 30, 2019

Die Cuttin' Divas Anything Goes Challenge

My husband and I bought a brand new, class c, motorhome a month ago!

I had so much fun buying all the stuff for stocking it and setting it up. We've been out in it twice now and are just loving the experience.

Last Saturday we were out at Rye Patch State Recreation area in Nevada. We had a great time and saw the most beautiful starry sky I have seen in my whole life. It is amazing when you get away from pollution and city lights how different the sky can be!!

I decided to use our challenge this week to dress up our coffee mugs for our motorhome.

Our challenge over at Die Cuttin' Divas this week is anything goes..

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I used a cut file from silhouette studio to cut out my vinyl.



I use Oracal 651 vinyl when I am making mugs or applying vinyl to something that will be outside.

I recommend hand washing pieces that you have put vinyl on, although I have, accidentally, put a mug through the dishwasher and it came out fine. 





Supplies used: Oracal 651 glossy black vinyl; Silhouette Design Store cut file; mugs.

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, April 23, 2019

Die Cuttin' Divas Use Red and/or Purple



We're focusing our challenge this week on a color combo.

Red Hat Society day is the April 25th.

The Red Hat Society (RHS) is an international social organization that was founded in 1998 in the United States for women age 50 and beyond, but now open to women of all ages. Its main purpose is to provide women with opportunities for pleasant social interaction, both for reconnecting with old friends and making new ones. There are more than 50,000 members in the United States and 30 other countries.

According to Wikipedia:
In the fall of 1997, Sue Ellen Cooper, an artist from Fullerton, California, purchased an old red fedora for $7.50 from a thrift shop during a trip to Tucson, Arizona. When a good friend was nearing a 55th birthday, Cooper cast about for an idea for an original gift. Inspired by a well-known Jenny Joseph poem, "Warning", which begins “When I am an old woman, I shall wear purple, with a red hat which doesn't go and doesn't suit me.” Cooper wanted to encourage her friend to grow older in a playful manner. She gave her friend a red hat of her own suggesting that she keep it as a reminder to grow older playfully and on her terms.[2]

The symbolism behind the red hat affected women Cooper encountered. Those women responded by wearing their own red hats and entering a new women’s movement that embraced a renewed outlook on life filled with fun and friendship, fulfilling lifelong dreams.

Cooper repeated the gift on request several times, and eventually several of the women bought purple outfits and held a tea party on April 25, 1998, at which the Red Hat Society began.

Our challenge over at Die Cuttin' Divas this week is use red and/or purple.

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I created a card with a cut file from Silhouette Design Store.


It's a pretty, 3 dimensional, wisteria flower.





Supplies used: card stock - white, 2 shades of green, 6 shades of purple; Silhouette Design store cut file; patterned paper by Doodlebug; enamel dot; sequins.

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, April 19, 2019

Cut It Up Butterflies and Bugs Challenge

I think butterflies are the most beautiful and delicate creatures!

And, to think they transform from a caterpillar into a butterfly is so incredible.



When I saw that our challenge this week was butterflies and bugs, I knew which I would choose.

Our challenge this week is Butterflies and Bugs, share a project with butterflies or bugs on it (or both!)  and don't forget the die cut!


The sponsor for this weeks challenge is Dreaming Tree and you have a chance to win $15 to their store.



For my creation I used a cut file from our sponsor Dreaming Tree to create a beautiful pop up card. 
You can purchase this cut file here.




They have a very good video showing you how to assemble the card. It is super easy and makes a gorgeous presentation when you open the card,

The front of the card is 3D also, with a pretty little flower.





Supplies Used: cardstock - white, purple, blue, green and purple glitter; cut file from Dreaming Tree; sequin sticker from Jelly Bean Soup; stamp by Julie Nutting; glitter pen.

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