Wednesday, May 24, 2017

One Card Repeated Yet Different


I set myself a goal of making 100 Christian cards and donating them to either our church or to another charity. To date, I have completed 70.

I didn't want it to be so difficult that I wouldn't keep at it so I thought if I made 4 cards of a particular design it would be slightly easier. I didn't think I wanted the 4 to be exactly alike though, so
I have been making four copies of a card, but changing it slightly each time.

I wanted to share the four I created this weekend. Basically, I changed up the patterned papers and embellishments, but used the same layout and sentiment stamp.

All of the cards use the "Trust in the Lord" stamp from Phrases & Praises by Papertrey Ink.
They all also include tags which I cut from my Silhouette.

 The first card uses some beautiful papers by Anna Griffin from the Amelie 6X6 paper pad, the Courages Stamp & Die Set by Essentials by Ellen, and a scrap of eyelet lace.




The second card uses the Moments paper pad by My Minds Eye, punches by Martha Stewart and Fiskars and rhinestones by Bo Bunny


For the third card I went to a paper pad called Infused by Authentique, a border punch by Fiskars and stamps from the Courage Stamp & Die Set from Essentials by Ellen.

Do you see a mistake on this one?

Well, I placed my paper a little off by accident and it cut the scalloped tag into the bottom edge of the patterned paper which should normally be trimmed off. Well, I kinda liked the way it looked like I did it on purpose, so I used it and didn't cut out another.


The final version of this card I used paper by My Minds Eye, a punch by Martha Stewart, and rhinestones by Kaiser Kraft.
The butterflies were fussy cut from one of the patterned papers.


Well, there you have it!

Four slightly different, yet the same, cards.

Thanks for taking a peek today!



Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Die Cuttin' Divas Graduation Challenge

It's that time of year!

June is almost upon us and the school year is coming to a close.

Many kids are excited because they will be graduating this year, and we are celebrating that accomplishment.

The challenge over at Die Cuttin' Divas this week is Garduation.




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I found this darling graduation card at the Silhouette store. With this cut file you can make either a feminine or masculine robe.





I heat embossed the sentiment.
Although it had pearls in the cut file that you could use I thought it would be more fun to use the pearls by Kaiser Kraft.




Supplies used: card stock - black, white, red, peach, grey;  cut file from Silhouette Studio, pearls - Kaiser Kraft; white embossing powder; VersaMark by Tsukineko

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 19, 2017

Cut It Up Fun Fold Cards Challenge



I've been in the mood to make Father's Day cards this week.

I chose to use this weeks challenge over at Cut It Up come up with one more to add to the several I've made this week.




This week our challenge over at Cut It Up is "Fun Fold Cards". Create a card with a different fold.  Don't forget the die cut!

Our sponsor for this weeks challenge is The Cutting Cafe , you have a chance to win any 3 sets from their shop.


For my card I used the tri-fold card from The Cutting Cafe's Assorted Card Folds Set 2 which you can purchase here




For the front of the card I used stamps and dies from The Stamps of Life.
The stamp set is called coffee4two,  I also used the stamp set labels2use and the dies coffee cup dies.




For the inside of the card I used a cut file from Silhouette Studio for the balloons.

To cut the man I downloaded a GIF file from the internet into Silhouette and cut it out in vinyl.






Supplies Used: card stock - white, kraft; patterned paper by Bella Blvd.; black vinyl; stamps and dies by The Stamps of Life; cut files by The Cutting Cafe and Silhouette Studio; twine by May Arts; photo corner punch by Stampin' Up.


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 16, 2017

Die Cuttin' Divas All About Tags Challenge

I hope all of you Mom's had a great Mother's Day!

I was fortunate enough to be treated to breakfast and dinner on Mother's Day, along with spending the afternoon playing Sushi Go (a super fun card game) with my family.

All in all a wonderful day :)

Since Tuesday has rolled around again we have a new challenge over at Die Cuttin' Divas .

The challenge this week is "All About Tags".


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I decided to use this challenge to make an "end of school year" present for my grandsons teacher.

I used a stitched tag die by Paper Smooches to make the tag for my gift.






I created my sentiment in Silhouette Studio and cut the letters out of vinyl.

The coffee cup is from the Cyber Cafe stamp set by paper smooches.




I stamped the coffee ring on sticker paper, wrote the coffee flavor inside the ring and then punched it out using a circle punch.



Supplies used: card stock - kraft; patterned paper is from my scrap pile; brown vinyl; stitched tag die by Paper Smooches; Cyber Cafe stamp set by Paper Smooches; ink by Memento; paper sack with clear window from Pick Your Plum; coffee by Ghiradelli; twine from my stash.


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, May 9, 2017

Die Cuttin' Divas Mother's Day/Feminine Challenge

This Sunday is the day we celebrate our Mothers!

A special day for all the Mom's who have given so much of themselves for their children.

We are honoring our Moms with this weeks challenge over at Die Cuttin' Divas .

The challenge this week is Mother's Day/Feminine.


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I chose a cut file by Lori Whitlock for my card which you can purchase here from the Silhouette Studio store.







Just a hint - I've found cutting my sentiments out of vinyl works super!
The small sentiments cut so perfectly in the vinyl and are so easy to attach to the cards. No glue involved :)






Supplies used: card stock - brown, kraft, 2 shades of purple, 2 shades of green, yellow; patterned paper is from my scrap pile; white vinyl; cut file by Silhouette Studio.


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 5, 2017

Cut It Up "Wings" Challenge



Planted lots of flowers yesterday!
 It was gorgeous, and a great day to get some gardening done. Love filling my pots with flowers in the spring :)

Since it is Friday it's time for a new challenge over at Cut It Up!




This week our challenge over at Cut It Up is "Wings". Create something with butterflies, birds or fairies.  Don't forget the die cut!

Our sponsor for this weeks challenge is Heartfelt Creations  , you have a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to their store.


For my card I used a beautiful bird stamp set called Best Birds by Stampin' Up and the Birds and Blooms thinlits die cut set that matches the stamps





I also used a sentiment stamp from Walk By Faith by Papertrey Ink and the Garden Garland Die also by Papertrey Ink.





Supplies Used: card stock - white; stamps and dies by Stampin' Up and Papertrey Ink; Copic markers, Memento Ink.


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 2, 2017

Die Cuttin' Divas Sketch Challenge

What gorgeous weather we are having this week !

I'm just loving the sunshine :)

It's Tuesday and time for a new challenge over at Die Cuttin' Divas .

The challenge this week is a sketch challenge.


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Because we are only a couple weeks until Mother's Day I thought I would make my card a Mother's Day card.

I used a cute, retro lady for my card. You can purchase the cut file here






My pattern papers are by Jillibean and I used a scalloped circle die from Papertrey Ink.






Supplies used: Card stock - black, grey, brown and yellow; patterned papers by Jillibean Soup; cut file by Silhouette Studio; scalloped oval die by Papertrey Ink; enamel 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!!!!



Friday, April 21, 2017

Cut It Up Music Challenge



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




This week our challenge over at Cut It Up is "Music". Don't forget the die cut!

Our sponsor for this weeks challenge is CAS-ual Friday Stamps and you have a chance to win a $15 certificate to their store.

I used a darling Treble Clef Die by CAS-ual Friday Stamps for my card.




I did a watercolor background using pencils and watercolor paper from my newest Paper Pumpkin kit by Stampin' Up.

The sentiment is a stamp by Papertrey Ink.




Supplies Used: card stock - black; patterned paper by Stampin' Up; watercolor paper; die by CAS-ual Fridays; sentiment stamp by Papertrey Ink.

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 18, 2017

Die Cuttin' Divas Shaped Card Challenge

I had a blessed and wonderful weekend with my family! A lovely Easter dinner and fun playing games and chatting. I hope your weekend was wonderful as well.

It's Tuesday and time for a new challenge over at Die Cuttin' Divas .

The challenge this week is Shaped Card.


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I created a baby card using BABY BOY OVERALLS CARD
by StudioIlustrado
Design ID #57342
at the Silhouette Design Store






I used paper by Doodlebug, a couple of buttons and a rub on by American Crafts.






Supplies used: Card stock - white, blue patterned paper by Doodlebu; cut file by Silhouette Studio; rub on by American Crafts; Buttons - my stash

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 11, 2017

Die Cuttin' Divas Spring or Easter Challenge

Does anyone have an egg hunt planned this weekend?

I'll be heading down to my folks house and cooking dinner for our family get together.  There won't be any little ones to hide eggs for though :(

It's Tuesday and time for a new challenge over at Die Cuttin' Divas .

The challenge this week is Spring or Easter


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I was scrolling through the Silhouette store and found this cute basket that has a cut out to perfectly hold a 1.7oz. Lindt Bunny!

It is called SMALL EASTER BASKET FOR CHOCOLATE BUNNY

You can purchase this darling little basket here






It also has an insert without the cut out for the bunny if you'd like to use the basket for something else.




And there is another basket that holds the larger 3.5oz bunny.



Supplies used: Card stock - yellow, pink, red, green; patterned paper by October Afternoon;  cut file by Silhouette Studio; brads by American Crafts; ribbon - Michaels; Lindt Chocolate Bunny

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 7, 2017

Cut It Up "Case It" Challenge

This time of year is so crazy "weather" wise, 75ยบ one day and snow showers the next. I'll be glad when it is just nice weather continuously. Unfortunately it won't be this weekend, more snow on the way.

I hope you have a nicer weekend in your neck of the woods.

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




This week our challenge over at Cut It Up is "Case It".  Case a project from anyone/anywhere. Don't forget the die cut!

Our sponsor for this weeks challenge is Heartfelt Creations and you have a chance to win a $20 certificate to their store.

For those of us on the Cut It Up design team, we "cased" a project of one of the other design team members.

I "cased" a card by Larelyn that she made in March of 2016.

Here is her card:



And here is my "cased" version.



I used several different dies to create my card.

I cut my "peeps" from felt with dies by Simon Says Stamp. The hills were cut with stitched hillside dies from Lawn Fawn and the clouds were cut with Memory Box Scribble Cloud Dies.




Supplies Used: card stock - white, 2 shades of green; pattern paper by Molly & Rex; dies by Simon Says Stamp, Lawn Fawn and Memory Box; sentiment stamp from My Kind Of Peeps by Simon Says Stamp; twine by American Crafts; felt - Michaels.

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 4, 2017

Die Cuttin' Divas Sketch Challenge

We have had some lovely weather here the last three days!

Fun to get out walking the dogs in the sunshine :)

It's Tuesday and time for a new challenge over at Die Cuttin' Divas .

The challenge this week is a sketch challenge.


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I found a cute chick wearing bunny ears at the Silhouette store and I though it would be the perfect focal point for my card.

You can purchase the cute little chick here






I also used a small scalloped circle die by MFT, and some papers by Doodlebug.






Supplies used: Card stock - white, black, 2 shades of yellow, 2 shades of pink, orange, teal; patterned papers in Easter Express by Doodlebug, sentiment stamp by Simon Says Stamp; cut file by Silhouette Studio; small scalloped circle die by MFT; enamel 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, March 28, 2017

Die Cuttin' Divas Anything Goes Challenge


Have all of you gone to see Beauty and the Beast?

Took my grandkids last week, we all loved it!!!!!

It's Tuesday and time for a new challenge over at Die Cuttin' Divas .

The challenge this week is "Anything Goes"


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I just love Audrey Hepburn, so when I saw this cut file by Daniela Moscone at the Silhouette store, I just knew I had to create something with it.

I found this quote by Audrey Hepburn:

"The beauty of a woman grows with the passing years"

It inspired me to create a birthday card.




You can purchase the card here

I also added the birthday speech bubbles which are a "print and cut" file which you can purchase here.

I typed and added the quote from my Print Shop program.





Supplies used: Card stock - white, black, yellow, kraft, metallic silver; rhinestones by Kaiser Kraft; cut files from Silhouette Studio.


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!!!!