Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #294 - Make it Sparkle

Hello everyone!  I hope you all had a Happy Thanksgiving.  We had a wonderful day and then this weekend I got a little shopping done.  All local, no malls or black Friday for me.  The craziness is just too much sometimes!  I also shopped online, which is my favorite.

This week our Die Cuttin' Divas challenge is Make it Sparkle.  I make a shaker card for my project.
 Circle Die: My Creative Time
Paper: Stampin' Up
Sentiment: My Creative Time
Tree and bird stamps: Stampin' Up
Ink: Stampin' Up Real Red and Memento Cottage Ivy
Glitter: Michaels
Snowflake sequins: Michaels
Rhinestones: Stampin' Up


Please be sure to stop by  Die Cuttin Divas and check out what the rest of the design team has made this week.  We'd love to have you join us.  Have a great week everyone!
 

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #293 - Anything Goes

Hello and happy Tuesday to all of you.  Our challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas this week is Anything Goes!  I love to see all the great projects everyone makes for these challenges.  I made a Christmas card for my project:
Paper: Recollections
Dies/Stamps: Lawn Fawn "Toboggan Together"
Ink: Stampin' Up
Markers: Spectrum Noir
Snowflakes: Michaels
Sequins: Stampin' UP

Please be sure to stop by  Die Cuttin Divas and check out what the rest of the very talented design team has made this week.  We'd love to have you join us.  

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!

Leslie

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #292 - Thanksgiving

Hello and welcome to this week's Die Cuttin' Divas challenge -- Thanksgiving.  It's so hard to believe that Thanksgiving is next week already!  This year has flown by so fast.  

On to my project.  Here is the card I made for the challenge:

 Card cut from Cricut CTMH Artfully Sent cartridge
Paper: Recollections
Stamp on front of card: CTMH "Thanksgiving Wreath"
Stamp inside of card: Waltzing Mouse "Peace and Plenty"
Bling: Kaiser Craft

Please be sure to stop by  Die Cuttin Divas and check out what the rest of the design team has made this week.  We'd love to have you join us.  Have a great week everyone!

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #291 - Fall Harvest (anything Fall related)

Happy Tuesday and welcome to our Die Cuttin' Divas challenge this week, which is Fall Harvest (anything fall related).  I love this time of the year so much.  This is when I miss living in NJ.  I miss the leaves turning to beautiful colors, the crisp weather, and the smells of fall.  Hard to think about Fall when it is in the upper 80s!  For my project this week I decided to make a fall treat box.  I don't know what it is about candy corn, but I just love it.  I eat too much of it around Halloween, then I don't touch it again for another year!
Treat box: Lori Whitlock SVG file
Paper: Recollections
Punches: Stampin' Up
Ink: Stampin' Up
Stamp: Project Life "Holiday Cheer"

Please be sure to stop by  Die Cuttin Divas and check out what the rest of the design team has made this week.  We'd love to have you join us.  Have a great week everyone!

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #290 - Sketch Challenge

Hello and happy Tuesday and happy November!  I cannot even believe that Halloween is over and Thanksgiving is just around the corner.  I just got back from a trip to Maui and we had a wonderful time.  My husband and I were there celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary.  It was so relaxing and we were not ready to come home.  Here is one of the beautiful sunsets we saw when we where there.
This week the challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas is a sketch challenge based on this sketch:

Here is the card I made.  I decided to turn the sketch on it's side and make my card.  I figured I better make another Thanksgiving card since it's only a couple week's away.
 Card base: DCWV
Paper: DCWV
Dies and Stamps: My Creative Time Stitched Oval Dies 
and Fall Friends stamps and dies
Dots:  Stampin' Up
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Pens for coloring: Bic Markers

Please be sure to stop by  Die Cuttin Divas and check out what the rest of the design team has made this week.  We'd love to have you join us.  Have a great week everyone!

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #289 - Halloween

Hello and happy Tuesday!  I can't even believe it is time to make our Halloween projects but it is that time of the year already.  Here is the card I made for Halloween:
Cat Die: Stamped using CTMH Purr-fect Halloween
stamp set then cut out using my Brother Scan and Cut machine
Paper: Recollections
Spider Web:  Stampin' Up
Circle punches: EK Success
Rain Dots: Cloud 9 Design
Glitter Washi Tape: Walmart
Pens: Spectrum Noir

We would love you to stop by  Die Cuttin Divas and check out the rest of the design team's projects.  Please join us this week for our Halloween challenge.  Have a great week everyone!
 

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #288 -Breast Cancer Month - Use Pink

Hello everyone and happy Tuesday.  It's time for another Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge.  We are celebrating Breast Cancer Month so our projects can be anything with a die cut and you must use pink in your project.  Since I have lost some love ones to cancer, I decided to make a "Hope" card.  Sometimes that is all cancer patients can do is hope that they will get better or hope for a cure.  I know I would love to see a cure for cancer in my lifetime.  Here is the card I made:
Dies: My Pink Journey Cricut Cartridge
Embossing folder: Divine Swirl
Paper: Recollections and Bazzill
Bling and Ribbon: Recollections
Sentiment: Cardz TVStamps

Please be sure to stop by  Die Cuttin Divas and check out the rest of the design team has made this week.  We'd love to have you join us.  Have a great week everyone!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #287 - Dessert challenge

Hello and happy Tuesday.  This week's challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas is a dessert challenge.  Who doesn't like desserts??  I needed a birthday card and I was on Pinterest and saw a card like this so I decided to use it as my inspiration for my project this week.
Paper: Recollections
Cake Die: Stampin' Up Endless Birthday Wishes
I stamped and colored the image then cut it out as
a die cut on my Brother Scan and Cut
Circle and Scallop dies: Brother Scan and Cut
Sentiment:  Stampin' Up Endless Birthday Wishes
Washi Tape: CTMH
Bling: Queen and Co.
Pens for coloring: Bic Markers

Please stop by  Die Cuttin Divas and check out the rest of the design team's projects.  We'd love to have you join us this week.  Have a great week everyone!

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #286 - Sketch Challenge

Today is Tuesday and that means it's time for our Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge.  It's a new month (how did that happen???) so that means it's time for a Sketch Challenge based on this sketch:
Since it is Fall (even though you would not know it by the 100 degree temperatures we had last week!), I decided to make a Thanksgiving card.
Paper: DCWV Fall and Halloween Basic Stack
Circle and Banner Dies: My Creative Time
Pumpkin and Leaf Dies: Lawn Fawn
Wagon Stamp: My Creative Time
Sentiment: Lawn Fawn
Ink: CTMH
Markers: Spectrum Noir
Enamel Dots: My Mind's Eye 

Please stop by  Die Cuttin Divas and check out the amazing projects our design team members have made for this challenge.  We'd love to have you join us this week.  
Happy Fall Y'All!



Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #285 - Vegetable

Happy Tuesday everyone!  It's time for another Die Cuttin' Divas challenge.  This week we are making projects using vegetables.  I had to look through my cartridges to see what I could use.  I remembered I had the Cricut Country Life cartridge and then it was easy to make my card.
Dies: Cricut Country Life cartridge
Paper: Fancy Pants "Life is Beautiful"
Enamel Dots: My Mind's Eye Now and Then

Please stop by  Die Cuttin Divas and check out the amazing projects our design team members have made for this challenge.  We'd love to have you join us this week.  Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #284 - Birthday

Hello and happy Tuesday to all of you!   This week our challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas is to make a birthday project.  I finally decided to make a box card.  This was so fun and much easier to make than I thought it would be.  
Card: Cricut All Occasion Box Cards
Paper: CTMH "Dream Pop"
Sentiment: Scrappy Moms "Simple Sentiments"
 
Please stop by  Die Cuttin Divas and check out the amazing projects our design team members have made for this challenge. I hope you will join us this week. 


Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #283 - Baby

Happy Tuesday and welcome to this week's Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge.  This week we are making baby projects.  I decided to make a baby boy card because I was out of them.
Base paper: Stampin' Up
Pattern Paper: G.C.D. Studios
Glitter Paper: CTMH
Banner Die: Impress Rubber Stamp then cut on the 
Brother Scan and Cut machine
Scallop Die: My Creative Time
Carriage stamp: Impress Rubber Stamps  
Ink: CTMH
Circle Punch: EK Success
Bling: Queen & Co.

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

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #282 - Sketch Challenge

Hello and happy Tuesday.  I hope you all had a great Labor Day weekend.  I can't even believe summer has flown by already.  Our first challenge for September is a sketch challenge based on this sketch:

I decided to make a masculine card because I have some guy birthdays coming up in the next couple of months.  
Background paper: My Mind's Eye "Signature Life"
Embossed foil paper: DCWV
Circle and Tag Dies: My Creative Time
Motorcycle: Close to my Heart stamp then cut out using my
Brother Scan and Cut (I love my new machine!)
Sentiment: My Creative Time
Rain Dots: Cloud 9
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

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 will join us this week.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #281 - Anything Goes

Hello and Happy Tuesday.  I'm excited for this week's Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge because it is Anything Goes!  I just love these challenges because you can make any project you want for any occasion, just remember to use a die cut on your project.

I needed some thank you cards for some special people who have been very thoughtful recently.  I love the sentiment, it was very fitting for my cards.
Card base and solid paper: Recollections
Metallic Paper: DCWV
Patterned paper:  Echo Park Everyday Eclectic
Tag, Flamingo and flower dies: My Creative Time
Stamps: My Creative Time
Ink: Close to My Heart
Sequins: Michaels

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

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.