Friday, November 17, 2017

Cut It Up Shape Up Challenge


I'm sure all of us need to "shape up" in one form or another.

It's also much easier said than done!

But this week we have any easy way for you to "shape up"

Our new challenge over at Cut It Up is create a shaped card that includes a die cut.



Our sponsor for this weeks challenge is Ink On 3 

Ink On 3 was formerly known as Fluerette Bloom.

They have given you a chance to win a $10 certificate to their store.

For my card I used the absolutely gorgeous Leaf Shape Card from Ink On 3, which you can purchase here.




I used some gorgeous fall papers I had by BoBunny from two collections - Forever Fall and Autumn Song.




Supplies Used: card stock - vanilla; pattern papers by BoBunny from Forever Fall and Autumn Song; SVG File from Ink On 3, Twine by May Arts, Versamark ink, sentiment stamp by Unity.

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, November 14, 2017

Die Cuttin' Divas Thanks or Turkey Challenge

Thanksgiving is right around the corner!

Mmmmm, mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, pumpkin pie and turkey.

I think it's the best "eating" day of the year.

We're celebrating turkey day with our challenge.

This week over at Die Cuttin' Divas the challenge is thanks or turkey.

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For my card I used a file by Daniela Moscone called Turkey Card


I stamped "Happy Thanksgiving", on the inside, with versamark and used copper embossing powder.


Gobble, gobble or Happy Thanksgiving.



Supplies used: card stock - kraft, 2 shades of brown, black, orange, red, gold glitter;  patterned papers by Echo Park, Silhouette Studio cut file, ribbon.

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, November 7, 2017

Die Cuttin' Divas Sketch Challenge

The leaves are falling like crazy around here.

We had such a gorgeous fall, I'm sad to see the beautiful leaves go.

I fear before you know it the snow will be falling.

Tuesday is here and time for a new challenge to inspire your creativity.

This week over at Die Cuttin' Divas we have a sketch for you to try.

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For my card I used die cut leaves from my September Paper Pumpkin kit.


The sentiment it from a Unity "Stamp of the Week" set!



Supplies used: card stock - vanilla, kraft, green;  patterned papers in A Perfect Autumn by Carta Bella; Leaf die cuts from Paper Pumpkin by Stampin' Up; Sentiment stamp by Unity; stitched circle die by Simon Says Stamp; Dots by Doodlebug

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, November 3, 2017

Cut It Up Thank You Cards Challenge


Did everyone have a fun Halloween?

We had quite a few "trick or treaters" at our house!

I think the costume I saw the most of was a panda. Everyone seemed to like those big animal heads.

It's Friday and time for a new challenge at Cut It Up.



Our challenge over at Cut It Up is "Thank You Cards", create a thank you card, and don't forget the die cut!

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


For my project I used dies, stamps, papers and shaker toppings by Queen and Company




All the fun supplies are part of the Fruit Basket Shaker Kit which you can purchase here




Supplies Used: card stock - white, yellow, green, pink; pattern paper by Queen & Co. and a scrap from my stash; Dies, stamps twine, and shaker toppings by Queen & Co.

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, October 31, 2017

Die Cuttin' Divas Pumpkin Season Challenge

Happy Halloween!

Hope you get all your favorite candy, LOL (when you raid your kids candy bag)

This week over at Die Cuttin' Divas our challenge is "Pumpkin Season"

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I was inspired by a card I saw on Pinterest.

I used a cut file from the Silhouette Store called Pumpkin Art,



I added buttons to the eyes for fun!



Supplies used: card stock - black, white;  patterned papers and sentiment by Doodlebug; Silhouette Studio cut files; ribbon from Michaels; buttons 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, October 24, 2017

Die Cuttin' Divas Halloween Inspired Challenge

Have you stocked up on your candy?

Do you have your pumpkins?

Are your spooky decorations up?

We are a week away from Halloween night!

This week over at Die Cuttin' Divas our challenge is "Halloween Inspired"

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I was inspired by the windows of this Haunted House to create a card with a window.

I used a cut file from the Silhouette Store by Sweet Afton called Ghost Window Pane Card.



I added rhinestones for the ghosts eyes and I think it makes them look more spooky!



Supplies used: card stock - black, white;  patterned papers by Doodlebug and Martha Stewart; Silhouette Studio cut files; rhinestones and 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!!!!



Friday, October 20, 2017

Cut It Up Shaker Card Challenge


We want to shake things up a bit this week!

Over at Cut It Up we are giving you some inspiration to make shaker cards.
We have some awesome Halloween and Fall shaker cards to share with you!



Our challenge over at Cut It Up is "Shaker Cards", create a shaker card, and don't forget the die cut!

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


For my project I used a really cute and fun file from Cutting Cafe called Halloween and Fall Shaker Cards. 

It comes with all the cuts to make this darling card.



The sentiment came as a jpg from the same set :).




Supplies Used: card stock - white; pattern paper by Doodlebug; Cut files and sentiment from The Cutting Cafe; Sequins and beads from my stash.

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, October 17, 2017

Die Cuttin' Divas Count Your Buttons Challenge

Tuesday has rolled around again, are you up for a new challenge?

Do you have a button box? Do you like to create something using buttons?

Well, we have the perfect challenge over at Die Cuttin' Divas

This week our challenge is Count Your Buttons.


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I'm still having fun creating Halloween cards, so I went for another one using buttons.

I "cased" a card I saw on Pinterest.

I used cut files from Silhouette Studio to cut out the spider web and the spiders.



I used a spider web border punch to ad some fun detail to the inside of the card.



I just wrote the "eek" sentiment by hand because I didn't have a stamp that worked.


Supplies used: card stock - black, white, purple, silver glitter;  Silhouette Studio cut files: twine and buttons 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!!!!



Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Die Cuttin' Divas RAK Challenge

Oh my gosh, I am so sorry, I am a day late with my post for Die Cuttin' Divas!

Don't know where my brain has gone, but if anyone finds it please let me know where it is hiding :)

Please stop by and join in on our new challenge over at Die Cuttin' Divas

This week our challenge is RAK (random act of kindness).

Love this challenge, something our world could use a lot more of right now!!!!


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I decided to make little cookie pouches to give to the ladies in my bible study group.
Since it is Halloween this month, I went with a Halloween theme.


It is made with a Silhouette cut file and cute papers by Doodlebug.



Supplies used: card stock - black; patterned paper by Doodlebug; Silhouette Studio cut file: twine by American Crafts.

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, October 6, 2017

Cut It Up Breast Cancer Awareness Challenge


As I think almost everyone is aware, October is breast cancer awareness month!

I am a survivor!!! I found a lump a little over 15 years ago and my journey began. I went through a mastectomy on my left breast, chemo, reconstructive surgeries, and Tamoxifen for 5 years. It was all grueling, but I am living to tell about it, and that is GOOD!!

One in 7 women will get breast cancer. Not very good odds. But early detection is a huge factor in survival rates.

Check your breasts and get your mamograms!!!



Our challenge over at Cut It Up is "Breast Cancer Awareness", create a project that promotes breast cancer awareness, and don't forget the die cut!

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


For my project I used a stamp set and 2 dies from our VERY generous sponsor Cas-ual Friday Stamps. The sets are from her "Calling All Sistahs" line.  




I just love this beautiful Breast Cancer Ribbon with all the pretty flowers.








Supplies Used: card stock - white, pink, yellow; pattern paper by We R Memory Keepers and Carta Bella; Stamps and dies by CAS-ual Friday Stamps; border punch by Martha Stewart

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, October 3, 2017

Die Cuttin'Divas Sketch Challenge

Wow, It's October!

Time to start thinking about getting out all the Halloween decor.
It's a big deal at my house. I really love halloween and I decorate inside and out pretty big :)

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

This week we have a sketch for you to try.


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This sketch looked like a picture frame to me, so that is how I tried to make my card look.




The sexy Mrs. Frankenstein is a Silhouette cut file.



Supplies used: card stock - black, orange; patterned paper by Authentique and My Minds Eye; Silhouette Studio cut file.

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, September 26, 2017

Die Cuttin' Divas Baseball Season Ends Challenge

Football season has begun and the National Pastime is coming to a close for the year.

My favorite team is not in the running for the pennant this year is yours?

The challenge this week over at Die Cuttin' Divas is Baseball Season Ends.


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For my card I chose to make a birthday card designed around my favorite team, The Giants.
I used several different cut files from Silhouette Studio to design my card.



I purchased the Giants paper from Etsy.



Supplies used: card stock - white, black, red, orange; patterned paper purchased from Etsy; Silhouette Studio cut files; border punch by Martha Stewart.

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, September 22, 2017

Cut It Up Change Is Good Challenge


The last day of summer was yesterday, goodbye warm weather.

The first day of fall is today. Hello cool breezes, sweaters, pumpkin spice latte's and lots of other autumn goodness :)

Its been a couple weeks since our Johnny Appleseed challenge, so its time to give you something new to spark your creativity.



Our challenge over at Cut It Up is "Change Is Good", create a project using an altered or recycled item, and don't forget the die cut!

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


For my project I used a drink umbrella and sandpaper as my recycled items




The crab is a cut file from Silhouette Studio and I used dies by Lawn Fawn for the sand and sea!




Supplies Used: card stock - white, red, black, grey, 2 shades of blue; pattern paper was a scrap piece from my stash; drink umbrella; sandpaper; Stamp by Paper Smooches; dies from Lawn Fawn; cut file from Silhouette Studio.

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, September 19, 2017

Die Cuttin' Divas Coffee or Shades of Brown Challenge

I don't know about you, but I am a definite Starbucks fan!

I'm officially addicted to coffee and my husband brings me a cup in bed almost every morning :)

Of course he knows what I'm like if I don't get my coffee, LOL

It's Tuesday so we have a new challenge for you at DCD's.

The challenge this week over at Die Cuttin' Divas is Coffee or Shades of Brown.


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I made a fun card by Lori Whitlock from Silhouette Studio.

You can purchase it here



I used cute papers and epoxy stickers by Doodlebug




Supplies used: card stock - white, kraft, pink, 2 shades of gray, teal; patterned papers and epoxy stickers in Cream and Sugar by Doodlebug; Sentiment stamp by Simon Says Stamp; Silhouette Studio cut file; Zig Clean Color Brush; glitter gloss by Nuvo.

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!!!!