Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #280 - Birthday

Happy Tuesday everyone!  This week's Die Cuttin' Divas challenge is a birthday challenge.  We all need birthday cards and projects all year so this one is always fun.  

My birthday was last week and my husband bought me a Brother Scan and Cut machine.  I have been wanting one of these for so long to use with my stamps.  Last week Amazon put it on sale so I was able to get one.  

I went to a crop this past Saturday and all I did was stamp, color and cut out images.  I had a blast.  A few of the ladies at the crop are planning to get this machine too.  It really comes in handy if you have a lot of stamps.  Here is the card I made this week:
Card base: Papertrey Ink
Patterned paper: Echo Park "Everyday Eclectic"
White paper: Recollections
Banner Die: Creative Time for Me
Sentiment: Cardz TV "Make a Wish"
The jar and the flowers were CTMH stamps that 
I cut out using my new Brother Scan and Cut Machine
Dots: My Mind's Eye
Ink: CTMH
Bic Markers were used to color the jar and flowers

I hope you will join our challenge this week.  Please stop by Die Cuttin' Divas and check out the amazing projects our design team members have made for this challenge. Have a wonderful week and thanks for stopping by my blog.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #279 - Thank you

Happy Tuesday!  Today is my birthday and so far it's been a fun week.  I had dinner last night with one of my good friends.  Tonight my husband and my sister are taking me out and tomorrow we are all going to Sea World.  That sure beats being at work!

This week our challenge is to make a Thank You project.  I made this card for our challenge and I'm sure I'll be needing more thank you cards after this week!  Can never have too many of those.
 Paper: Recollections and I also used some scraps
XL Label Die: My Creative Time
Flower Die and Stamp: Close to my Heart
Silver glitter tape: American Crafts
Pens: Spectrum Noir
Hearts: Teresa Collins Signature Essentials 

I hope you will join our challenge this week.  Please stop by Die Cuttin' Divas and check out the amazing projects our design team members have made for this challenge. Have a wonderful week and thanks for stopping by my blog.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #278 - School

Hello and welcome to this week's Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge - School.  This week I used the Stationery Caddy from The Cutting Cafe.  It was so fun to put together.  If you want to check it out, please stop by The Cutting Cafe website (http://www.thecuttingcafe.typepad.com/).  Here's my project:
Stationery Caddy - The Cutting Cafe
Paper: Stampin' Up and Echo Park
Title:  Celebrate with Flourish Cricut Cartridge
Apple: Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge
ABC: Plantin Schoolbook Cricut Cartridge
Scissors: Simply Charmed Cricut Cartridge
I hope you will join our challenge this week.  Please stop by Die Cuttin' Divas and check out the amazing projects our design team members have made for this challenge. Have a wonderful week and thanks for stopping by my blog.
 

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #277 - Sketch Challenge

Happy Tuesday everyone!  This is our first Die Cuttin' Divas challenge for August.  Hard to believe how fast the summer is flying by.  This week we are making projects based on this sketch:
Here is the card I made this week.  I just bought a new stamp set from Stampin' Up and wanted to use it on my card.
 A2 card base: Stampin' Up
Paper: Stampin' Up and Carta Bella "Ahoy There"
Circle cut in Cricut Design Space Shapes
Anchor cut from Cricut Cake - Seasonal Sampler
Sentiment: Stampin' Up "Seaside Shore" stamp set
Ink: Stampin Up Dapper Denim
Candy Dots from Stampin' Up
 
I hope you will join our challenge this week.  Please stop by Die Cuttin' Divas and check out the amazing projects our design team members have made for this challenge. Have a wonderful week and thanks for stopping by my blog.
 

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #276 - Super Hero

Hello and happy Tuesday!!  Welcome to this week's Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge - Super Hero.  It's been so hot here this week and it was nice to spend some time in my craft room sitting in front of the fan.  Here is the card I made:
Card base: Stampin' Up
Paper: DCWV and Doodlebug Design, Inc.
Bird: 3 Birds on Parade Cricut Cartridge
White Star: CTMH Artiste Cricut Cartridge
Small stars and tag dies: My Creative Time
Stamps and Inks: Close to My Heart
Rain Dots: Cloud 9 Design
 
I hope you will join our challenge this week.  Please stop by Die Cuttin' Divas and check out the amazing projects our design team members have made for this challenge. Have a wonderful week and thanks for stopping by my blog.
 



Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #275 - Anything 3D

Hello and welcome to this week's Die Cuttin' Divas challenge - anything 3D.  Our Design Team members are using files from The Cutting Cafe since they are our very generous sponsor for this challenge.  I decided to make a block calendar to count down to Halloween. 
Paper: Close to My Heart
SVG File - The Cutting Cafe "Fun with Blocks"
Additional dies cut from Cricut "A Child's Year"
Candy corn: Recollections

I hope you join our challenge this week.  Please stop by Die Cuttin' Divas and check out the amazing projects our design team members have made for this challenge. Have a wonderful week and thanks for stopping by my blog.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #274 - Ants or Picnic

Hello and welcome to this week's Die Cuttin' Divas challenge, which is Ants or Picnic.  I think this is the perfect summer challenge!  Here is my card:
Paper: DCWV and some scraps
Picnic table:  Block Party Cricut Cartridge
Ant: Miss Kate Cuttables
Sun die: My Creative Time
Grass Die: My Creative time
Banner: Project Life dies
Sentiment: My Creative Time
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Bling on Ant: Kaiser Krafts

I hope you join our challenge this week.  Please stop by Die Cuttin' Divas and check out the amazing projects our design team members have made for this challenge.  Have a wonderful week and thanks for stopping by my blog.

 
 

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #273 - Sketch Challenge




Happy Tuesday!  I hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July!  We had a barbecue and then went to the local park to see the fireworks in the evening.  What a fun day and a nice long weekend.   I don't even know where June went and now are into July!  Since this is the first challenge for July over at Die Cuttin' Divas, this is our sketch challenge.
I decided to make a card for July 4th.  Here's what I came up with:
Solid paper: Recollections
Patterned paper: Doodlebug Design "Patriotic Picnic"
Circle and oval dies: My Creative Time
Kids: A Child's Year Cricut Cartridge
Stamp: Cardz TV "All American Sentiments"
Ink: Close to My Heart Holiday Red
Bling: Queen & Co.

I hope you join our challenge this week.  Please stop by Die Cuttin' Divas and check out the amazing projects our design team members have made for this challenge.  Have a wonderful week and thanks for stopping by my blog.





Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #272 - Birthday

Hello and welcome to this week's Die Cuttin' Divas challenge which is to make a project for a birthday.  I have a lot of birthdays during the summer months so I can never have too many birthday cards on hand.  Here is my project:
Paper: Stampin Up "Cherry on Top"
Candle dies: My Creative Time
Wish Big stamp: My Creative Time
Doily: Wilton
Bling: Kaiser Craft
Circle Punches: EK Success
Ink: Stampin Up
I used Wink of Stella on the candle flames

I hope you join our challenge this week.  Don't forget to stop by Die Cuttin' Divas and check out the amazing projects our design team members have made for this challenge.  Have a wonderful week.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #271 - Sunglasses

Hello and welcome to this week's Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge - Sunglasses.   Now that summer is here, this is the perfect challenge!   Here is the card I made:
Solid paper: Recollections
Patterned paper: Carta Bella "Beach Boardwalk" and 
Simple Stories: "I Heart Summer"
Sunglasses and flip flops: Cricut Cartridge "Pack Your Bags"
Banner Dies: Stampin' Up
Sentiment stamp: Simon Says Stamp "Flip Flop Season"
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Sequins: Michaels

I hope you join our challenge this week.  Don't forget to stop by Die Cuttin' Divas and check out the amazing projects our design team members have made for this challenge.  I hope you all have a wonderful week.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #270 - Father's Day

Happy Tuesday everyone!  This week at Die Cuttin' Divas our challenge is to make a project for Father's Day.   Since my husband loves to fish, this is the card I came up with:
Card base: Stampin' Up
Paper: Simple Stories "I Heart Summer"
Dies: My Creative Time
Washi punch: Stampin' Up
Sentinment and Ink: Close to My Heart

I hope you join our challenge this week.  Don't forget to stop by  Die Cuttin' Divas and check out the amazing projects our design team members have made for this challenge.  I hope you all have a wonderful week.




Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #269 - Sketch Challenge


Hello and welcome to this week's Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge.  This week we are doing a sketch challenge based on this sketch:
I decided to make a masculine card this week since I don't make very many of them.  Here's my card:
Paper: DCWV and Recollections
Dies and stamp: My Creative Time "Fall Friends" set
Dots: Close to My Heart
Ink: Close to My Heart
Pens for coloring: Spectrum Noir

I hope you join our challenge this week.  Don't forget to stop by Die Cuttin' Divas and check out the amazing projects our design team members have made for this challenge.  I hope you all have a wonderful week.


I am also entering this card over at the DoubleClickSkittles challenge at Double Click Connections.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #268 - Anything Goes

I hope you all had a great Memorial Day weekend!  Welcome to our Die Cuttin' Divas challenge this week - Anything Goes.  I always love these challenges because we get so many great projects and they are all different.  I decided to make my friend's daughter a graduation card because she will be graduating from high school in a couple of weeks.  I decided to make a shaker card this week.  I love making them but I dropped the bottle of glitter before I got the lid back on.  That was quite a mess to clean up.  I have a feeling I will have glitter in my carpet for a long time.  I had to laugh at myself.


Paper: Recollections
Dies: Star, Rectangle and Congrats - My Creative Time
2016 stamps:  Close To My Heart
Gold Glitter: Stampin Up
Ink: Close To My Heart

I hope you join our challenge this week.  Don't forget to stop by Die Cuttin' Divas and check out the amazing projects our design team members have made for this challenge.  I hope you all have a wonderful week.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #267 - Polka Dots

Happy Tuesday!  Welcome to this week's Die Cuttin' Divas challenge - Polka Dots.  Who doesn't love polka dots?  They are so cute and look good with any color.  I just love them.  I saw a card like this on Pinterest and knew I wanted to make one.  This one is going to my sister's friend who is celebrating her 60th birthday.  
Paper:  Close To My Heart
Balloon dies: My Creative Time and Lawn Fawn
Happy die: My Creative Time
Banner Die: My Creative Time 
60 was cut from Plantin Schoolbook Cricut Cartridge
Sentiment: My Creative Time "Light the Candles" stamp set
 
We would love to have you join our challenge this week.  Don't forget to stop by Die Cuttin' Divas and check out the amazing projects our design team members have made for this challenge.  I hope you all have a wonderful week.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Die Cuttin' Divas challenge #266 - Bike Month

Hello and happy Tuesday.  Welcome to our weekly Die Cuttin' Divas challenge.  This week we are making projects for Bike Month.  Here is the card I made:
Solid paper: DCWV
Patterned Paper: Simple Stories "I Heart Summer"
Sun die: Lawn Fawn
Bicycle die:  April Showers Cricut Cartridge
Sentiment: Hero Arts stamps
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Dots: Queen & Co. 
We would love to have you join our challenge this week.  Don't forget to stop by Die Cuttin' Divas and check out the amazing projects our design team members have made for this challenge.  I hope you all have a wonderful week.


Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #265 - Water Safety Month (water or shades of blue)

Hope all of you had a very Happy Mother's Day.  I was so tired because I spent all day Friday and Saturday at a craft retreat with my girlfriends.  We had a great time and had lots of laughs.  Always a fun time with these ladies.  

This week's challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas is for water safety month (use water or shades of blue).  Since I made a card a couple of weeks ago with my Crocs Rule cartridge, I decided to use it again for this weeks' challenge.  Here is what I came up with:
 Solid paper: DCWV
Patterned paper: Carta Bella "Beach Boardwalk"
Crocodile: Crocs Rule Cricut Cartridge
Seagulls: Life is a Beach Cricut Cartridge
Sun die and sand die:  My Creative Time
Sentiment: Hero Arts
Ink:  Stampin' Up Chocolate Chip

We would love to have you join our challenge this week.  Don't forget to stop by Die Cuttin' Divas and check out the amazing projects our design team members have made for this challenge.  I hope you all have a wonderful week.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #264 - Sketch Challenge

It is a new month (May already??) and that means this week's challenge is a sketch challenge.  I always seem to find these to be more of a challenge than just making a card based on a theme.  I'm not sure why but it must be how my mind works!  I needed a birthday card (don't we always need birthday cards??) so I used the sketch and some of My Creative Time's dies and came up with this card.
 Solid paper: Recollections
Patterned paper: DCWV "The Birthday Wishes stack"
and Lawn Fawn "Let's Polka in the Meadow"
Pocket and Balloon dies: My Creative Time
Sentiment: Simon Says Stamps
Dots: Stampin' Up
Twine: Doodle Bug Designs

I hope you will stop by Die Cuttin' Divas and check out the amazing projects our design team members have made for this challenge.  We would love to have you join us this week!

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #263 - April's Symbols - bling and/or flowers

Hello and welcome to this week's Die Cuttin' Divas challenge.  This week we are making projects that have April's symbols - bling and/or flowers.  I pulled out my Crocs Rule Cricut cartridge and found this image.  
A2 size card from Papertrey Ink
Solid paper: Recollections
Cloud paper: from my stash
Crocodile: Crocs Rule Cricut Cartridge
Grass:  "More Stitched Edges" die from My Creative Time
Stamp: "Sprinkles of Life" from Stampin' Up
Bling: Recollections
Tear drop rain drops: Cloud 9 Design

I hope you will stop by Die Cuttin' Divas and check out the amazing projects our design team members have made for this challenge.  We would love to have you join us this week!

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Die Cuttin' Divas Challeng #262 - Earth Day - recycled item


Hello and welcome to this week's Die Cuttin' Divas challenge.  This week we are making projects for Earth Day (use a recycled item).  I was sitting outside this morning taking a break at work and thinking about what to do for my project this week.  I realized if I used the wrapper from my coffee cup I could turn it into a gift card holder/card for a friend of mine.  Since they serve Starbucks coffee at our coffee cart, I figured a Starbucks gift card would be the perfect.  I sure hope she likes it.  I know she'll like the gift card since she is addicted to coffee!
 Card base: DCWV
Patterned paper: Lawn Fawn "Perfectly Plaid"
Coffee Cups and Tag Dies: My Creative Time
Sentiment: My Creative Time "You Are Perk-Fect"
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Sequins: Michaels

I hope you will stop by Die Cuttin' Divas and check out the amazing projects our design team members have made for this challenge.  We would love to have you join us this week! 

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #261 - Library Day - Use a Book

Happy Tuesday everyone and welcome to this week's Die Cuttin' Divas challenge:  Library Day - use a book.  I wasn't sure what I wanted to do for this challenge so I looked through some cartridges that I have and came across this image from the Cricut cartridge "A Child's Year".  This one has been around forever but I still love the images on this cartridge.
Girl die cut: Cricut cartridge "A Child's Year"
Sun die cut: Lawn Fawn
Sky sentiment: Lil' Inker Designs
Book sentiment:  My Creative Time "Once Upon a Time" stamps
Solid paper: DCWV
Patterned paper: Lawn Fawn "Let's Polka in the Meadow"

I hope you will stop by Die Cuttin' Divas and check out the amazing projects our design team members have made for this challenge.  We would love to have you join us this week! 
 

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #260 - Sports

Hello and a very happy Tuesday to all of you. Time for our weekly Die Cuttin' Divas challenge.  This week we are making sports projects.  I made this card for a very good friend of mine who loves baseball and is a huge Padres fan.  She buys season tickets every year and always shares some of her games with us.  I thought this card would be a good way to show her how much we appreciate her generosity.
  Card is from Cricut Life's a Party cartridge
Paper: Recollections
Sentiment:  Cricut Sports Mania cartridge

This was a super easy card to make but I know she'll love it.  Please stop by Die Cuttin' Divas and check out the amazing projects our design team has made for this challenge.  Enjoy the rest of your week!

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #259 ~ Doctor's Day/Get Well


Hello and happy Tuesday.   I hope you all had a wonderful Easter.  Mine was very nice and very relaxing.   This year is sure flying by!

On to our weekly challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas.  This week our challenge is to make a Doctor's Day/Get Well project.  I decided to make a card for this week's challenge:
Bird and umbrella: Cricut 3 Birds on Parade cartridge
Cloud dies: Lawn Fawn
Tag die: My Creative Time
Stamp: Lawn Fawn "Scripty Sayings"
Ink: Memento Luxe Bahama Blue
Paper: DCWV The Mango Frost Matstack and Summer Matstack

Thanks for stopping by.  Please stop by Die Cuttin' Divas and check out the beautiful projects our design team has made for this challenge.  Enjoy the rest of your week!
 

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Cardz TV 3-D Designers Challenge #4 Create a 3-D Treat Box or Bag for Easter.

Hello and welcome to my blog.  This week the challenge at Cardz TV 3-D Designers is to create a 3-D treat box or bag for Easter.  I made this cute little basket and filled it with treats for my co-workers.  They loved them, especially the candy!
Paper: Recollections
Basket: Cricut Tags, Bags, Boxes and More 2 cartridge
Bunny: Cricut Holiday Cakes cartridge
Punch: Stampin' Up
Ink: Close To My Heart
Stamp: Close To My Heart

Mary's challenges on Cardz TV are always so much fun.  Check them out at www.cardztv.blogspot.com.

Happy Easter!!

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #258 - Use Buttons

Happy Tuesday everyone!  I hope you are all having a good week so far.  This week's challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas is to make a project and use buttons.  I always love the way buttons look on cards so I had no trouble with this week's challenge.
Paper:  Stampin' Up "Stacked with Love"
Penguin die: Stampin' Up "Snow Place"
Stamp: Stampin' Up "Balloon Celebration"
Balloon Punch: Stampin' Up
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Pens to color Penguin: Stampin' Up
Buttons: Joann's

Thanks for stopping by.  Please stop by Die Cuttin' Divas and check out the beautiful projects our design team has made for this challenge.  Enjoy the rest of your week!