Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Die Cuttin' Divas Use A Turtle Challenge

Don't you think turtles are amazing creatures? They move so slowly, but they have such determination!

I have been to Hawaii several times and I never cease to be amazed by the sea turtles there. They are so big and it is so neat to see them swimming in the ocean.

Our challenge over at Die Cuttin' Divas this week is "Use A Turtle".

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While I didn't use a sea turtle on my card, I was inspired by a video on Facebook to create my card. It was a video of one turtle helping right side another turtle who was on his back. It was such a cool video!

The cut file for this card is from Silhouette Studio.




Don't you just love the look on his face?

It's like, dang, what do I do now?



Supplies used: cardstock - white, black, 2 shades of green, yellow, pink; patterned apars from Recollections and Best Creations; 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!!!!



Friday, May 18, 2018

Cut It Up Cats or Dogs Challenge


Do you have a pet at your house?

Is it a cat or a dog?

I have a dog named Elsa. I have owned a dog for most of my life. I did have two dogs and a cat at one time a few years ago, but for the most part I prefer dogs.

My little Elsa was a rescue from an animal shelter and she has the sweetest dispostition.
Here is a picture of her, outside of the shelter, the day we adopted her.



And here is a more recent picture. As you can see she has lost most of her brown coloring and she is much furrier.




Our new challenge over at Cut It Up is Cats or Dogs?  Who Rules?
Create a project that has cat and/or dog on it. Don't forget a die cut!



We have 2 sponsors for this weeks challenge!!

The first sponsor is Heartfelt Creations and you have a chance to win a $20 certificate to their store.


Our second sponsor is Newton's Nook and you have a chance to win a $20 certificate to their store.




For my project I am using both stamps and dies from Newton's Nook, called
Delightful Doxies


I stamped the dachshund on copic paper, for better coloring, and on a green patterned paper, so I could fussy cut his bandana out.

I created the sky and grass with I Kan'dee chalks by Pebbles.



I also used edge dies by Spellbinders for my card.





Supplies Used: card stock - white; patterned paper by Recollections; stamps and dies by Newton's Nook; sentiment stamp from my stash; edge dies by Spellbinders; Copic markers; chalk by Pebbles; 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, May 15, 2018

Die Cuttin' Divas Favorite Color Combination

What is your favorite color?

Has it always been the same or have you changed over the years?

As far back as I can remember, my favorite color has always been red. I love to wear red, I love to use red in my decorating, and I love to use red in my crafting.

Our challenge over at Die Cuttin' Divas this week is Favorite Color Combination.

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Of course, I had to use red! What could be better with red than black? 
Red and black is my color combination for the birthday card I created.

I saw a similar card to this one on Pinterest. I just had to create my own version.




To create this card, I first downloaded a Paris street clipart, sized it to fit my card and printed it on cardstock.

I stamped the image of the girl twice. On the second stamped image, I fussy cut out only her dress and used it as a pattern to cut a dress out of red cardstock.


I added another pop of red with a banner on the side,




Supplies used: cardstock - white, black, red; stamps -  Close to my Heart and Hobby Lobby; 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!!!!



Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Die Cuttin' Divas Teacher Appreciation Challenge

I'm a day late and a dollar short!

A lot going on around my house right now and I completely spaced this post which was supposed to be live yesterday..

My apologies to all.

Our challenge over at Die Cuttin' Divas this week is a Teacher Appreciation.

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I chose this challenge to showcase coffee mugs I created for all the staff at the school my daughter teaches at.

The sayings were cut from Oracle 651 vinyl in black, red and green using my Silhouette machine.





I filled each cup with a couple of Keurig pods, a chocolate dipped spoon (my daughter and I hand dipped 32 spoons) and a chocolate hazelnut crepe. 



Here is a pic of all 32 cups ready to go!



Supplies used: vinyl - Oracle 651 in black, red and green; mugs - Dollar Store; cut file from CutCrazyCo on Etsy; Keurig pods, crepes, spoons from Costco; candy melts, cellophane bags, ribbon, bag shred from 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!!!!



Friday, May 4, 2018

Cut It Up Flower Challenge


My house is full of men!

3 guys are here laying flooring and 2 guys are here installing flu pipe and a new gas fireplace :)

Things are coming together on my remodel, Yay! Now if I can survive the dust and noise until it gets done.


It's time for a new challenge today.

Our new challenge over at Cut It Up is Flowers!
Create a project that has a flower on it. Don't forget a die cut!



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

The Cutting Cafe Shop



For my project I am using the Assorted Pop Up Cards file.

I chose to use the flower pot cuts, but there is also a birthday cake you can use.

My papers were from an Illustrated Faith paper pad. The sticker is from an Echo Park sticker sheet




For the outside of the card I used both papers and stickers from Illustrated Faith, along with a "MOM" die by Lil' Inker





Supplies Used: card stock - white, 2 shades of yellow, 2 shades of green; patterned papers from Illustrated Faith; stickers from Echo Park and Illustrated Faith; die from Lil' Inker; cut 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, May 1, 2018

Die Cuttin' Divas Sketch Challenge

Still in the middle of my remodel!

Getting closer and closer to my new flooring being done, and it looks beautiful :)
It's very hard living without your kitchen though.

It's Tuesday and it is time for a new challenge. I hope to see join us, i would love to see your interpretation of our sketch.

Our challenge over at Die Cuttin' Divas this week is a sketch challenge.

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I'm looking ahead to summer and some boating fun.
I used a cut file from Silhouette Studio to create my summer card.




A couple of nautical themed papers and some stickers complete my simple card.




Supplies used: card stock - white, 3 shades of blue, red, brown, gold; patterned papers by Authentique; vinyl;  Silhouette Studio cut file; Stickers from Stampendous.

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!!!!