Friday, February 21, 2020

Cut It Up Challenge 194 - Your Favorite Color

Happy Friday fellow crafters!  Is everyone ready for a weekend? I know I am!  I am going to do a little pampering this weekend, starting with a haircut. I always feel better about myself after getting my hair done.

Our Cut It Up challenge this week is Your Favorite Color.  I love teal and decided to make this card for our challenge:
Paper: Stampin' Up
Candle dies:  My Creative Time
Birthday Bash die: STAMPlorations
 Sequins: Michaels

Our awesome sponsors for this week's challenge are:

Creative Embellishments
Prize: $50 gift voucher
Website: https://creativeembellishments.com/

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



Be sure to check out all the other amazing design team posts at Cut It Up.  I hope we will inspire you to join our challenge.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and have a great weekend.


Friday, February 7, 2020

Cut It Up Challenge 193 - Love is in the Air - Valentine's Day

Hello everyone!  It's Friday and I have had a really busy week at work so I'm looking forward to the weekend and doing some crafting.

This week our Cut It Up challenge is Love is in the Air - Valentine's Day.  Here's the card I made:

Paper: My Mind's Eye and Stampin! Up
Truck die: Stampin! Up
Stamp: Stampin! Up
Heart bling: Recollections


Our fabulous sponsor this week is: CAS-ual Fridays Stamps
Prize: $20 prize code
Website: https://cas-ualfridaysstamps.com/


Be sure to check out all the other amazing design team posts at Cut It Up.  I hope we will inspire you to join our challenge.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and have a great weekend.


Friday, January 24, 2020

Cut It Up Challenge 192 - Get Well Soon!

Hello crafters, I hope you are all having a good week.  This past Monday was my younger sister's birthday so we have been celebrating (and eating too much!) this week. 

The Cut It Up challenge is Get Well Soon! 
Bee Dies: My Creative Time
Hexagon Grid: Close to My Heart Artbooking Cricut Cartridge
Paper: Stampin' Up
Keebor alcohol markers 


Our fabulous sponsor this week is: Digital Delights by Louby Lou
Prize: $5
Website: http://digitaldelightsbyloubyloo.com

Be sure to check out all the other posts at  Cut It Up.  I hope we will inspire you to join our challenge.

Thanks for stopping by my blog!  I hope you all have a great weekend.

 



Friday, January 10, 2020

Cut It Up Challenge 191 - Snow Much Fun

Hello and Happy New Year!  I am so excited that I have joined the Cut It Up Design Team!  The ladies on this team are super creative and I'm very happy to be a part of this them.

My very first challenge is Snow Much Fun!  Anyone who knows me knows that I LOVE anything with a snowman on it.  They are my all time favorites.  That is why I decided to make this card for the challenge:
I saw this stamp online and I knew I had to buy it because it's so adorable!  It's a Penny Black stamp and after I stamped and colored it, I cut it out on my Brother Scan n Cut.  I used Lawn Fawn paper for the background and a die cut to make the snow.  The snowflakes are from Cloud 9 Design.  The sentiment is from My Creative Time.  I also used Stickles on the hat.

My husband bought me a set of Keebor alcohol markers for Christmas and I really liked using them.  There are 80 markers for $30 (on Amazon)!

Our sponsor this week is The Cutting Cafe
Prize: 3 sets to one winner
Website: http://www.thecuttingcafeshop.com


Be sure to check out all the other posts at  Cut It Up.  I hope we will inspire you to join our challenge.

Thanks for stopping by my blog!  I hope you all have a great weekend.

 

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Die Cuttin' Divas Anything Goes Challenge -- Our last DCD Challenge

Hello everyone and Happy New Year's Eve!  This is our very last Die Cuttin' Divas challenge, not only for 2019 but forever.  Georgiana is going to get her advanced degree in education so she will be too busy to manage the website as well as go to school and work.  We have had a great run and I've loved being on this design team for the past 5 years.  

On to our last challenge, which is Anything Goes.  I made these cute boxes on my Cricut and put a bath bomb in them for the girls at work.  They loved them.

 Box: Cricut Sweet Tooth Boxes Cartridge
Paper: DCWV
Circle: Cricut Basics
Christmas Tree: Anna's Seasonal Soirees 
Cricut Cartridge 

Please stop by Die Cuttin Divas and check out what the rest of our talented design team members have made this week. Thank you to all of you who have supported our blog over the years.  Your sweet comments meant so much to all of us.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.  I want to wish all of you a very happy, healthy new year!


Friday, December 27, 2019

Die Cuttin' Divas Bringing in the New Year Challenge

Hello everyone!  I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas.  We stayed home this year and it was so relaxing.  The weather was lousy (lots of rain) so I was more than happy to be home sitting in front of my fireplace.

This week's challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas is Bringing in the New Year.  Here's the card I made for this challenge:
Glitter paper: Recollections
Plain paper: Stampin' Up!
Balloon Dies: Stretch Your Imagination
Cricut Cartridge
Happy New Year: Wild Card Cricut Cartridge
Sequins: Close to my Heart
Numbers: Arial text cut on Cricut


Please stop by Die Cuttin Divas and check out what the rest of our talented design team members have made this week. We would love to have you join us for our challenge. Remember to use a die cut on your project.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.  Have a happy, healthy new year!

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Die Cuttin' Divas Winter is Coming Challenge

Hello everyone!  I hope you all had a good weekend.  I did some Christmas shopping so I'm feeling better about how much I have done.  I need to start decorating inside the house and I plan to do that a little each night after work this week.

Our Die Cuttin' Divas challenge this week is Winter is Coming.  I made this card for the challenge:
Plain paper: Recollections
Patterned paper: Simple Stories
Kids with Sled: Teresa Collins 
Holiday Silhouettes Cricut Cartridge
Snow: Luau Cricut Cartridge
Snowflakes: Recollections
Stamp: Stampin' Up!

Please stop by Die Cuttin Divas and check out what the rest of our talented design team members have made this week. We only have a few challenges left before the webpage is shut down and we would love to have you join us for our challenge. Remember to use a die cut on your project.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.  Have a great week!



Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Die Cuttin' Divas 3-2-1 Challenge and Choice of Sketch Challenge

Hello everyone!  I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  Ours was quiet but so nice.  Having four days off was fantastic.  I spent lots of time in my craft room this weekend and made some cards and some gift items too.

We are actually posting two of our Die Cuttin' Divas challenges this week since we missed last week.  Our first challenge is the 3-2-1 challenge.  You can use whatever you want on your card.  I used 3 feathers, 2 enamel dots and 1 bow on my card.
Feather dies: Stampin' Up
Enamel Dots: Simple Stories
Paper: Recollections
Twine: Doodlebug Designs


Our second challenge this week is to choose our favorite sketch from 2019. I decided to use the September sketch for my card:

Paper: Echo Park and Stampin' Up
Snowman Die: My Creative Time
Snowflake bling: Recollections
Sentiment: Lil Inkers Designs
Pens: Spectrum Noir

Please stop by Die Cuttin Divas and check out what the rest of our talented design team members have made this week. We would love to have you join us for our challenge. Remember to use a die cut on your project.



Thanks for stopping by my blog.  Have a great week!





Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Die Cuttin' Divas Thank You/Thankful For You Challenge

Happy Tuesday! I hope you all had a great week.  I just got home from a wonderful crafting Christmas Bash weekend.  We cropped, took classes and spent lots of time laughing and spending time with friends.  One of my friends even flew in from Texas for this event and it was so great to see her.

Ok, on to our Die Cuttin' Divas challenge this week, which is to make a Thank You/Thankful for You project. Here is the card I made for the challenge:
 Paper: Recollections and Craft Smith
Burlap: DCWV
Leaves and tag dies: My Creative Time
Stamp: My Creative Time
Ink: Close to My Heart
Dots: Simple Stories

Please stop by Die Cuttin Divas and check out what the rest of our talented design team members have made this week. We would love to have you join us for our challenge. Remember to use a die cut on your project.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.  Have a great week!

 


Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Die Cuttin' Divas Anniversary Challenge

Happy Tuesday! I hope you all had a great week.  I've been thinking about how it's sad that the blog will be shutting down at the end of this year.  I've been on the Design Team for five years this month.  Our Design Team is comprised of so many talented crafters and I will miss them all. Georgiana has done a wonderful job being our leader and keeping the blog going for nine years! 

This week our challenge is to make an Anniversary project.  I made this card for my project:
Balloon and Banner dies: My Creative Time
Stamp: My Creative Time
Paper: Fancy Pants and Colorbok
Sequins: Close to My Heart
 
Please stop by Die Cuttin Divas  and check out what the rest of our talented design team members have made this week. We would love to have you join us for our challenge. Remember to use a die cut on your project.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.  Have a great week!

 

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Die Cuttin' Divas Sketch Challenge

Hello everyone!  I hope you are all having a great week.  It's a new month so that means it's time for November's sketch challenge based on this sketch:
Here is the card I made for this week's challenge:
 Paper: Recollections
Circle Die: Cricut Design Space Shapes
Banner Die: Close to My Heart Artiste Cricut Cartridge
Leaves: Stampin' Up
Sentiment: My Creative Time
Sequins: Close to My Heart


Please stop by Die Cuttin Divas  and check out what the rest of our talented design team members have made this week. We would love to have you join us for our challenge. Remember to use a die cut on your project.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.  Have a great week!




 
 


Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Die Cuttin' Divas Anything Goes Challenge

Aloha crafters and happy Tuesday! I just got back from a vacation to Maui and it was so beautiful.  The weather was hot and humid with little or no breeze but we had a great time swimming and snorkeling at the gorgeous beaches.  We also ate lots of great food while we were there and just relaxed.  

OK, on to this week's Die Cuttin' Divas challenge, which is Anything Goes!  These challenges are always so much fun.  We recently had a memorial at work for a co-worker who passed away very suddenly.  I was in charge of organizing the food and table rentals, etc.  I enlisted the help of three of my co-workers for this task and those girls were a huge help to me.  They all went above and beyond what was asked of them.  I decided to make them each a little thank you gift from me to let them know how much I appreciate all their help.  I could not have done it without them and they helped make the memorial so special. I made them some chocolate holders and got each of them a Starbucks gift card.  They were surprised and really loved the gifts.
  I used my scraps to make these gifts. 
Ribbon: Stampin' Up
Gift card holder die: My Creative Time (my all time favorite)
Coffee cup die: Stampin' Up
Sentiments: Close to My Heat, My Creative Time
and Stampin' Up
Ink: Close to My Heart



Please stop by Die Cuttin Divas  and check out what the rest of our talented design team members have made this week. We would love to have you join us for our challenge. Remember to use a die cut on your project.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.  Have a great week!




Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Die Cuttin' Divas Fabulous Fall Challenge

Hello and happy Tuesday!  I am on vacation this week but I made sure to do my post before I left.  I hope all of you are having a good week.

This week's Die Cuttin' Divas challenge is Fabulous Fall.  Fall is always my favorite time of the year.  I loved it when I lived on the East Coast because seeing the leaves change colors every year was so pretty.  Now, living in San Diego, it can actually be pretty warm.  We get Santa Ana winds and the temperatures go up while the humidity goes down.  It's a bit scary because this is the time of year we get wildfires, which are awful.  So far this year we have been very lucky.

On to my project for this challenge:


Truck Die: Spellbinders
Stamp: Cardz TV Stamps
Paper: Echo Park
Silver Metallic Paper: DCWV
 

Please stop by Die Cuttin Divas  and check out what the rest of our talented design team members have made this week. We would love to have you join us for our challenge. Remember to use a die cut on your project.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.  Have a great week!


Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Die Cuttin' Divas Adorable Monster Challenge

Happy Tuesday everyone!  I hope you all had a good weekend.  I have been under the weather for the past week.  I finally went to urgent care on Thursday.  After getting some rest this weekend, I am really starting to feel better.

On to our challenge: 

This is week's Die Cuttin' Divas challenge is Adorable Monsters!  I have had the Mini Monsters Cricut Cartridge for a long time.  I hardly ever seem to use it anymore so I was happy to get it out for this challenge.  Here's the card I made:
   Monster Die: Mini Monsters Cricut Cartridge
Scallop and Oval punches: Stampin' Up
Sentiment: CardzTV Stamps
Hearts: Close to My Heart
Paper: Recollections and DCWV

Please stop by Die Cuttin Divas  and check out what the rest of our talented design team members have made this week. We would love to have you join us for our challenge. Remember to use a die cut on your project.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.  Have a great week!



Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Die Cuttin' Divas Get Well Challenge

Happy Tuesday everyone!  Welcome to this week's Die Cuttin' Divas challenge, which is a get well challenge.  I saw this card on Pinterest but in different colors so I decided to make one in shades of blue.  I've had this Stampin' Up stamp set for a while and have hardly used it so I brought it out made this card:

Circle Die: My Creative Time
Scallop Die: Cricut Close to My Heart Artistry Cartridge
Paper: Stampin' Up
Sentiment: Stampin' Up
Sequins: Close to My Heart

Please stop by Die Cuttin Divas  and check out what the rest of our talented design team members have made this week. We would love to have you join us for our challenge. Remember to use a die cut on your project.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.  Have a great week!


 
 


Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Die Cuttin' Divas Sketch Challenge

Happy Tuesday everyone!  I hope you all had a good weekend.  We have a new Hobby Lobby a half mile from my house so my sister and I went shopping on Saturday.  The store is beautiful and new.  Of course I had to buy a few things while we were there!

OK, on to this week's Die Cuttin' Divas challenge, which is our monthly sketch challenge based on this sketch:

Here is the card that I made for the challenge:
Paper: Stampin' Up
Animal stamps and dies: Lawn Fawn 
Sentiment: Lawn Fawn
Dots: Doodle Bug Designs


Please stop by Die Cuttin Divas  and check out what the rest of our talented design team members have made this week. We would love to have you join us for our challenge. Remember to use a die cut on your project.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.  Have a great week!



Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Die Cuttin' Divas Tag Challenge

Hello and happy Tuesday!  I hope you all had a great weekend.  It is still warm here but not nearly as bad as it was a couple weeks ago!  

So it's been a really fun time to live in my neck of the woods.  About a half mile from my house they opened a new Michaels last week.  Then on Monday this week, a Hobby Lobby opened across the street from Michaels!  I'm so excited but my husband is getting nervous. He told me it's not a good thing to have both stores within walking distance. I tried to tell him how much easier it will be for him to shop for me now.  I'm not sure he was buying my theory but I am beyond excited.  Before this new Hobby Lobby, I used to have to drive 30-40 minutes to get to one. I did stop by the new Michaels (it was so new and beautiful.  Even the carts were clean!).  I did not go on opening day to Hobby Lobby because I had to work and I figured it would be mobbed on Monday.  I'll stop by after work one night soon.  

Ok, on to this week's Die Cuttin' Divas challenge, which is to make a tag.  Here's the one I made:

 Tag and candle dies: My Creative Time
Paper: from my scraps
Sentiment: My Creative Time
Ink: Stampin' Up
Stars: Recollections
Twine: Recollections 


Please stop by Die Cuttin Divas  and check out what the rest of our talented design team members have made this week. We would love to have you join us for our challenge. Remember to use a die cut on your project.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.  Have a great week!


Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Die Cuttin' Divas Just Because (or RAK) challenge

Hello! Happy Tuesday and welcome to this week's Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge, which is Just Because (or RAK).  I decided to make a Just Because card.  I like to have these cards on hand to send to a friend or family member when I think they need a pick me up.  Everyone loves to get some happy mail!

Butterfly and tag dies: My Creative Time
Paper: I used scraps from my stash
Washi Tape: Queen & Co.
Sentiment: Close to My Heart
Ink: Stampin' Up
Bling: Queen & Co.

Please stop by Die Cuttin Divas  and check out what the rest of our talented design team members have made this week. We would love to have you join us for our challenge. Remember to use a die cut on your project.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.  Have a great week!