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!




Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Die Cuttin' Divas Birthday Challenge

Hello and happy Tuesday.  I hope you all had a great weekend.  Our weather finally changed and we are back to beautiful sunny San Diego days (with low humidity)!

This week's Die Cuttin' Divas challenge is to make a birthday project.  We all need birthday cards, treat boxes, etc. constantly so I always love when we make birthday themed projects.

Here is the card I made:
Paper: Stampin' Up
Cupcake Die: Cricut Sweet Treats Cartridge
Sentiment: CardzTV Stamps
Bling: Queen & Co.
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
I used Wink of Stella on the 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, September 3, 2019

Die Cuttin' Divas Sketch Challenge

Hello and happy Tuesday. I hope you all had a wonderful Labor Day weekend.  It was so hot and humid in San Diego for the past 5 days!  So gross when you don't have air conditioning.  It was still nice to have 3 days off but I am looking forward to heading back to work today so I can be in air conditioning all day.

This is a new month (what happened to August???) and that means it's time for our sketch challenge based on this sketch:

Since I hardly ever make masculine cards, I decided to make a masculine birthday card.  This way the next time I need a guy card, I'll already have one instead of having to make one quickly.
Paper: The Paper Studio
Fish Die: A Child's Year Cricut Cartridge
Tag Die: My Creative Time
Circles: Cricut Shapes
Sequins: Close to My Heart
Sentiment: My Creative Time
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

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, August 27, 2019

Die Cuttin' Divas Thinking of You Challenge

Hello and welcome to this week's Die Cuttin' Divas challenge, which is Thinking of You.  Who doesn't love to get a card from a friend that says Thinking of You? It's nice to send these types of cards to friends who are going through a hard time.

I decided to make a card with a flower on it.  My favorite flowers are Gerbera Daisies and I just love this die that looks like them.  I've had it for years and always bring it out when I need a card with a flower.

Oval, flower and tag die: My Creative Time
Embossing folder: Cuttlebug
Paper: American Crafts
Sentiment: Scrapbook.com
Ink: Close to My Heart
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, August 20, 2019

Die Cuttin' Divas Back to School Challenge

Hello and happy Tuesday!  I hope you all had a good weekend.  I went to a three day scrapbook event and it was awesome.  We celebrated my birthday on Friday and my friends made my day so special!

OK, on to this week's Die Cuttin' Divas challenge, which is Back to School. I found this cute file on the Dreaming Tree website so I decided to use it for my project this week:
Apple Die Cut: Dreaming Tree
Paper: Stampin' Up
Ink: Stampin' Up
Embossing folder: Cuttlebug


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, August 13, 2019

Die Cuttin' Divas Unicorn Challenge

Happy Tuesday!  I hope you all had a great weekend.  Mine was quiet but good.  I was trying to get my supplies together for a three day crop next weekend.  I can't wait to see my friends and spend some time crafting.

This week's Die Cuttin' Divas challenge is to make a project using a Unicorn.  I saw this adorable image on the Ruffles and Rain Boots website and it was free!  I thought it would make a cute card:
 Unicorn Die: Ruffles and Rain Boots
Paper: Recollections
Sentiment: I wrote this using the Be Happy
font on my Cricut Explore
Sequins: Michaels
I used Wink of Stella but it's kind of hard to see


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, August 6, 2019

Die Cuttin' Divas Sketch Challenge

Hello and happy Tuesday. It's a new month so that means it is time for our monthly sketch challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas. We made our projects using this sketch:

 Here is the card I made for this challenge:
 Ice cream cone die: Stretch Your Imagination Cricut Cartridge
Paper: I used scraps in my stash
Sentiment: My Creative Time
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Washi Tape Punch: Stampin' Up
Bling: Queen and Company

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!

 
 





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Cut It Up Summer Blog Hop Winner!!

Cut it Up Summer Blog Hop Winner!
Thanks to all of you who stopped by my blog during the Cut It Up Summer Blog Hop. I really appreciated all of your nice comments.  This blog hop was so much fun for me and I hope you enjoyed it.

On to our winner! I used Random.Org to pick a winner:


True Random Number Generator 
10  
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Lucky #10 was the result.  That means Penny Light from Light Whimsy is the winner!!

Blogger Penny Light/Light Whimsy said...
These ducks are adorable, your shading is wonderful! Super CUUUUTE!
August 5, 2019 at 2:00 PM


Penny, please send me your address so I can mail out your prize to you (cascrapper@gmail.com).  You will have one week to claim your prize.

Thanks again to all of you for hopping with us.

 


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