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!!!!



Friday, March 24, 2017

Cut It Up "You've Got Me in Stitches" Challenge


I thought it was spring, but back to snow today :(

I did get a walk down by the river in yesterday, while the sun was shining. The dogs were happy, as was I.  Looking forward to weather we can walk to on a regular basis.

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




This week our challenge over at Cut It Up is "You've Got Me in Stitches".  Use real or faux stitching on your project.

Our sponsor for this weeks challenge is Fleurette Bloom and you have a chance to win a $10 certificate to their store.

Now on to my creation:

I used a cut file from Fleurette Bloom to create my treat holder.

It is called New Candy Treat Wrap which you can purchase here.



I did some zig zag stitching with my sewing machine using mutli-colored pastel thread.

The little chick is a cut file by Doodlebug which I purchased from Silhouette Studio.


The band is held closed with a brad. When you open it there is a slot to tuck a candy treat into.



Supplies Used: card stock - 2 shades of yellow, pink, blue, green, black, orange; pattern paper by Doodlebug; cut files by Fluerette Bloom and Silhouette Studio; sewing machine, thread, brad, candy.

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, March 21, 2017

Die Cuttin' Divas Purse or Bag Challenge


How many of you actually had "Spring" weather for the first day of Spring, yesterday?

It wasn't quite what I would call "Spring" weather in my neck of the woods. Oh well, at least we know we are heading that way.

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

The challenge this week is "Purse or Bag"


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I picked a cute "Easter Purse" cut  file over at the Silhouette store called EASTER BUNNY TREAT PURSE, which you can purchase here





I think this little purse will be perfect for my granddaughters class!





Supplies used: Card stock - white, pink, green, red, orange; pattern paper in Heyday by Studio Calico; Silhouette cut file; ribbon - Michaels


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 14, 2017

Die Cuttin' Divas Rainbow Challenge


I'm sharing the last of my St. Patricks Day creations for this year

I thought this weeks challenge was perfect for some treat boxes I needed to make for my daughters second grade class. She is a first year teacher at Coral Academy Elementary School.

The challenge for this week over at Die Cuttin' Divas is "Rainbows"


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I picked a cute cut file over at the Silhouette store called POT OF GOLD AND RAINBOW BOX, which you can purchase here.





Cute little boxes and the perfect size for some sweet treats!





Supplies used: Card stock - white, black, green, red, orange, yellow, blue, purple, gold foil, twine by Lawn Fawn; Silhouette 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!!!!



Friday, March 10, 2017

Cut It Up "Think Green" Challenge


Spring is getting closer and closer!!

We set our clocks for daylight savings time this weekend. Kind of good and bad, right? We lose that hour of sleep but we gain that sunshine in the evening.

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




This week our challenge over at Cut It Up is "Think Green".  Use THREE shades of GREEN on your project.Remember you must include a die cut.

Our sponsor for this weeks challenge is Heartfelt Creations and the prize is a $20 gift certificate to their store.

Now on to my creation:

I used a cut file from Silhouette Studio to create my treat box.

It is called CLOVER PILLOW BOX which you can purchase here,



I made twenty four of these for my grandsons classroom and filled them with the chocolate foil wrapped coins you see in the picture.


Supplies Used: card stock - 3 shades of green; cut file by Silhouette Studio; gold coin candy - World Market.

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

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Tiny Shamrocks


Are you a wee bit Irish?

I am, and I like to go green in a big way on St. Patricks Day. The family comes over for dinner and we have all kinds of green things to eat and drink. So fun!!!

I wanted to share a simple little CAS card I made for the sketch challenge over at Case This Sketch.






I pulled out a sweet little stamp I purchased years ago at Michaels and a cute vase die from Paper Smooches.






Authetique came out with a fabulous paper line called Emerald which was just perfect for my card!






Supplies Used: cardstock - white; patterned papers from Emerald by Authentique; Stamp - Michaels; Kuretake brush tip pens; die - Paper Smooches; stitched rectangle die - Simon Says Stamp; twine - my stash.


Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Die Cuttin' Divas Sketch Challenge

We got more snow yesterday :(
I think I am MORE than ready for spring.
Snow, snow go away, come again some other YEAR!

Daylight Savings time is near, must be a sign that spring is on the way, right?!


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

This week our challenge is a sketch.


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I just rec'd my Simon Says Stamp card kit in the mail. It had the cutest bunny in the included stamp set, so I opted for an Easter Card so I could ink him up.


The kit also came with a darling egg stencil that I used for his background.

I die cut an oval in some patterned paper by Doodlebug to leave an opening for the egg stencil to peek through.




The sentiment is from the stamp set also!





Supplies used: Card stock - white, black, blue; pattern paper by Doodlebug; twine by Lawn Fawn; Copic markers; stencil - SSS; Versamark; white embossing powder; 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!!!!



Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Die Cuttin' Divas Ribbons or Bows Challenge


I can hardly believe that it is March tomorrow! Do you know in a couple weeks we are back to daylight savings time again?

So looking forward to Spring this year. Bring it on!


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

This week our challenge is "Ribbons or Bows".


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For my project I decided to create little bags to hold a treat in them for my granddaughters class for St. Patricks Day.

I chose a cut file from Silhouette called Shamrock Bag which you can purchase here.




I made 35 of these little bags!

I filled them with, you guessed it, foil covered chocolate coins. Perfect candy treat for St. Patricks Day, right?




Supplies used: Card stock - 2 shades of green; pattern paper from the Emerald collection by Authentique: cut file from the Silhouette Store


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!!!!