Friday, September 24, 2021

Cut It Up Challenge #235 - Back to School - Follow a Tutorial (of your choice w/link)

Hello Crafters! I hope you are all having a good week. I know this week is the beginning of Fall but here in San Diego we are having another heat wave! It was 94 and 95 degrees during the week. It's supposed to cool back down for the weekend and I'm hoping that is true. I'm over the heat now.

Ok, on to our Cut It Up Challenge this week, which is Back to School (follow a tutorial of your choice with a link). This was a fun challenge for me because I love to watch tutorials and I learn so much from other crafters. Here is the project I made. It's called a Hinged Fold Card. It's super easy to make and I found it on this link to Create with Cheryl. She gives you the exact measurements and how to make the card (thank you Cheryl!). 

Hinged Fold Card.
https://createwithcheryl.me/seaside-view-fun-fold/

Our awesome sponsor, DRS Designs gave the design team images to use for our projects. I loved this pig image and I can use for any occasion.

 

Pig Die: DRS Designs (printed and then cut out on my Brother Scan N Cut)
Markers: Spectrum Noir Tri Blend Markers

Paper: Recollections and My Mind's Eye

Banner Die: My Creative Time

Sentiments: My Creative Time

Dots: Cloud 9 Designs  


Our awesome sponsor this week is:

Prize: $20.00 voucher to the DRS Designs online store
Website: www.drsdesigns.com

I hope you will join our challenge. Remember to use a die cut on your project. Please stop by and check out all the other amazing design team posts at Cut It Up.

Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by my blog!

 

Friday, September 10, 2021

Cut It Up Challenge #234 - Fall is in the air

Hello Crafters! I hope all of you are safe and well after the storms that hit many areas recently. My heart goes out to those who lost their homes or had floods in their area. 

This week our Cut It Up Challenge is Fall is in the Air. I love fall and I'm ready for some cooler weather to come our way. Our generous sponsor Hetty Clare (Etsy) gave our design team some files to use for this challenge. Here is the card I made:


Flower in cup file: Hetty Clare (Etsy)

Background paper: DCWV

Sentiment: Craft Smith paper pack

Wavy circle die: My Creative Time

Dots: Pink and Main

Markers for coloring: Spectrum Noir Tri Blend Markers

 Sponsored by: Hetty Clare (Etsy):

Prize: 2 digis for winner
Website:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/HettyClare?ref=shop_sugg

I hope you will join our challenge. Please stop by and check out all the other amazing design team posts at Cut It Up.

Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by my blog!

 

Friday, August 27, 2021

Cut It Up Challenge #233 - Sketch (Use your Favorite Sketch)

Hello Crafters! I just got back from vacation last weekend. We went to NJ for a wedding. We arrived to record breaking heat and humidity! The wedding was beautiful, the bride was gorgeous and everything went perfectly. We stayed for the week and we got to visit with some very dear friends. It's so fun when you get together in person with people you have not seen in a long time and it is like no time has passed. It really was a great trip.

Our Cut It Up challenge this week is to make a project using your favorite sketch.  This is what I made for the challenge:



Cheers stamp/die set: STAMPlorations

Oval and tag dies: My Creative Time

Beer mugs: Jolee's (EK Success-found in my stash)

Background paper: Simple Stories

Dot: Rain Dots by Cloud 9 Design

Our awesome sponsor gave us some products to use on our creations:

Prize: $20 gift code
Website: https://stamplorations.auctivacommerce.com

I hope you will join our challenge. Please stop by and check out all the other amazing design team posts at Cut It Up.

Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by my blog!

Friday, August 13, 2021

Cut It Up Challenge #232 - Space

Hello Crafters! I hope you are all having a good week. I will be attending a wedding this weekend and I am really looking forward to seeing some old friends. This is the first time we are traveling since before Covid.

Ok, on to this week's Cut It Up challenge, which is Space. I used one of my Cricut cartridges to cut out this card for the challenge:


Space card: 3 Birds - Life's a Party

You Are font - Forte Font
Paper: Recollections


Our sponsor this week is:

Prize: $20 store credit
Website: http://www.newtonsnookdesigns.com/

I hope you will join our challenge. Please stop by and check out all the other amazing design team posts at Cut It Up.

Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by my blog!


 

Friday, July 30, 2021

Cut It Up Challenge #231 - Create your on background paper

Hello Crafters! I hope all of you are staying cool this summer. The awful humidity that we were experiencing the past couple of weeks has finally left. I was not sorry to see it go and our weather is much better now.

This week, our Cut It Up Challenge is to create your own background paper.  I have to tell you, I was not feeling very creative this week so I looked around on Pinterest and found this card on there. I knew I had this stamp set so I decided to make this card.


Paper: Stampin Up
Stamps and die: Stampin Up Half Full stamps set (I stamped and colored the wine bottle then cut it out on my Brother Scan N Cut to make it a die cut.
Ink: Stampin Up Whisper White
Sequins: Michaels
Markers for coloring: Spectrum Noir
 
This week, our amazing sponsor is:
Prize: $20 prize code
Website: https://cas-ualfridaysstamps.com/

I hope you will join our challenge. Please stop by and check out all the other amazing design team posts at Cut It Up. 

Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by my blog!




Friday, July 16, 2021

Cut It Up Challlenge #230 - Seen Any Good Movies?

Hello crafters! I hope all of you are doing well.  I went to an all day crop last Saturday and it was so much fun. There were 14 of us and we all laughed a lot while we were crafting. It is so great to spend time in person with other crafters.

This week our Cut It Up challenge is Seen Any Good Movies? This is a fun challenge to make projects related to movies. I made this popcorn box, isn't it cute? I think the next time I go to a girls craft day, I'll make some of these for my friends and put some candy and microwave popcorn in them so we can have snacks at the crop. We always have some chocolate!


Popcorn box die: My Scrap Chick

Paper: Stampin Up 
 
Our awesome sponsor this week is: 
 
Prize: $20 store credit
Website: https://pinkandmain.com/
 

I hope you will join our challenge. Please stop by and check out all the other amazing design team posts at Cut It Up. 

Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by my blog!






 


 

Friday, July 2, 2021

Cut It Up Challenge #229 - Water

Hello crafters! I hope you are all doing well. We were told yesterday that instead of going back to work full time on July 12th, my company has decided to wait until the day after Labor Day. I had started to go in 2-3 days a week and I think I'll just keep that schedule until we are back full time. It gives me a chance to ease back into the return to the office full time.

Ok, on to our new Cut It Up Challenge, which is to make a project with water.  Our sponsor, DRS Designs, gave our Design Team digital stamps to use. Here is the one I picked:


Flamingo/Palm tree die: DRS Designs
(cut on my
Brother Scan N Cut)
Sun die: Lawn Fawn

Water paper: Carta Bella

Plain paper: Stampin Up

Tag punch: Stampin Up

Sand paper: from my scraps

A big thanks to our sponsor this week:
Prize: $20.00 voucher to the DRS Designs online store
Website: www.drsdesigns.com

I hope you will join our challenge. Please stop by and check out all the other amazing design team posts at Cut It Up. 

Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by my blog!





Friday, June 18, 2021

Cut It Up Challenge #228 - Fourth of July

Hello crafters! Summer showed up in southern CA this week and it has been hot, hot, hot. 

As of yesterday, we are fully opened up in CA. I'm excited and a little nervous about not wearing a mask. We are later than most states with opening up. Some of my friends have told me in about a week I won't even remember wearing a mask! I am meeting a friend for drinks tonight and it will be amazing to be able to see friends again in person whenever we want to.

Our Cut It Up challenge this week is Fourth of July. It's hard to believe it is almost July! Here is the card I made:


Background paper: American Crafts

Plain paper: Stampin' Up

Popsicle stamp (cut on Brother Scan n Cut): Stampin Up

Tag dies: My Creative Time

Sentiment: My Creative Time

Circle Punch: EK Success

Star sequins: Michaels
 
 Our awesome sponsor this week is:


Prize: June 2021 Card kit
Website: http://www.scrap-room.com

I hope you will join our challenge. Please stop by and check out all the other amazing design team posts at Cut It Up. 

Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by my blog!




 

 

Friday, June 4, 2021

Cut It Up Challenge 227 - Shaped card or fun fold card

Hello crafters! I hope you are all doing well. It is hard to believe that it's June already. Things are slowly getting back to pre-Covid times. I notice more and more folks on the roads these days. My husband and I went to a Padres game about a week ago. It was so fun being back in the stadium and watching live baseball! They still had us distanced in the stadium because CA has not opened up fully yet but we really had a great time!

On to our Cut It Up Challenge. This challenge is to make a shaped card or a fun fold card.  Our awesome sponsor for this challenge is The Cutting Cafe and they gave us a couple of different files to use for this challenge. I decided to make a 60th birthday card for a friend of mine who turns 60 in August. I used the Mason Jar File and made it into a shaker card:



Mason Jar die cut card: The Cutting Cafe

Paper: Simple Stories and DCWV

Sentiment and balloon dies: The Cutting Cafe

Balloon string dies: My Creative Time
Banner tag: Amazon
I used my Fiskars crimper to make the marks on the lid


A big thank you to our awesome sponsor:
Prize: 3 sets to one winner

Website:
http://www.thecuttingcafeshop.com
 

I hope you will join our challenge. Please stop by and check out all the other amazing design team posts at Cut It Up. 

Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by my blog!




 


 

Friday, May 21, 2021

Cut It Up Challenge #226 - Nature - Anything related with Nature

Hello crafters! Happy Friday to all of you. I have started going into my office one day a week. We will all be going back to the office full time again in mid July so I figured I better start slow and ease my way back into the swing of things. It was really great to see some of my co-workers who I have not seen (other than on a Zoom call) in over a year! It did feel good to have a bit of my old life again.

This week for our Cut It Up Challenge we are making projects related with nature. I decided to look through some stamp sets I have not used in a while and found these trees in a Stampin' Up stamp set. Here is the card I made:


Missing You die: STAMPlorations

Leaf dies: Stampin' Up

Tree stamps: Stampin' Up Thoughtful Branches

Paper: Recollections

Twine: Stampin' Up

Embossing folder: Cuttlebug
Distressed Lines
Ink: Stampin' Up

Our Design Team members were able to pick some dies to use from our very generous sponsor:

Prize: $20 gift code
Website:
https://stamplorations.com

I hope you will join our challenge. Please stop by and check out all the other amazing design team posts at Cut It Up. 

Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by my blog!




 

Friday, May 7, 2021

Cut It Up Challenge #225 - Mother's Day

Hello crafters! I hope you are all doing well. This week I've been so busy at work and the week just flew by. I'm looking forward to the weekend.

Our challenge over at Cut It Up this week is to make a project for Mother's Day. My mom is no longer with us and I miss her every day. When I was making this card I thought of her because she loved to garden and she loved flowers.


Plain paper: Recollections
Pattern paper:
Pebbles "Family Ties"
Flower and Mom Dies: My Creative Time
Dots: From my stash


Our sponsor for this challenge is:

    

                          
             Prize: $20 prize code

             Website: https://cas-ualfridaysstamps.com/

 
I hope you will join our challenge. Please stop by and check out all the other amazing design team posts at
Cut It Up. 

Happy Mother's Day and have a great weekend. Thanks for stopping by my blog.




 

Friday, April 23, 2021

Cut It Up Challenge #224 - Masculine Card - (make a card for a guy in your life)

Hello crafters! I hope all of you are well. Since I received my second Covid vaccine last week, I plan to start going into the office 1-2 days a week beginning next week. It will be good to have a change of scenery and get out of the house. I think we will most likely go back full time by mid to end of June. Some days, I still cannot believe that I have been working from home for as long as I have been.

This week our Cut it Up challenge is to make a Masculine Card for the guy in your life.  I don't know about you but I never have enough masculine cards in my stash. I always find them tougher to make.

Since my husband is a fisherman, I decided to make this card for the challenge:

Stamps/Dies: Stampin' Up
Paper: Recollections and Kaiser Craft "Blue Bay"

Sentiment: My Creative Time

Ink: Close to My Heart

Our sponsor for this challenge is:

Prize: $25 gift certificate
Website:
https://www.tayloredexpressions.com/

I hope you will join our challenge. Please stop by and check out all the other amazing design team posts at Cut It Up. 

Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by my blog!





Friday, April 9, 2021

Cut It Up Challenge 223 - How’s the Weather (anything weather related: clouds, puddles, rainbows, umbrellas, etc.

Hello crafters! I hope you are all doing well. I get my second Covid shot next week and I cannot wait! Never thought I would be so excited about getting a shot but I am for this one. Maybe life can start getting back to normal soon.  I think I will be going back to the office by June.  I'm sure going to miss having a bit of time most days to craft in between working. Not sure my boss would understand if I brought my Cricut to work!

This week our Cut It Up challenge is to make something related to the weather (clouds, puddles, rainbows, umbrellas, etc.).  Our awesome sponsor, DRS Designs, gave each of the design team members a digi stamp to use for their projects.  I picked this cute little pig in a puddle. I thought he was so adorable. Here is the card I made:

 Digi stamp: DRS Designs (cut out on my Brother Scan N Cut)
Rainbow and cloud dies: Pink & Main
Sentiment: Pink & Main

Ink for blending: Close to My Heart

Pens for coloring: Spectrum Tri Blend markers
 
Thank you so much to our sponsor:
 
 
Prize: $20.00 voucher to the DRS Designs online store
Website: www.drsdesigns.com

I hope you will join our challenge. Please stop by and check out all the other amazing design team posts at Cut It Up. 

Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by my blog!