Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge - National Coffee Day (coffee or shades of brown)

Happy Tuesday to all of you and welcome to our weekly challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas.  This week our challenge is to make a project for National Coffee Day (coffee or shades of brown).  

My husband has always loved bold coffee but I would drink a milder coffee.  One day he told me to try it so I did and I have been hooked on the dark french roast coffee ever since.  Now I can't drink regular coffee because it tastes too weak to me.  He ruined me for other coffee! :)  

On to our challenge.  I needed another thank you card so this is what I decided to make for our challenge:
Coffee Cup: Close to my Heart Artistry Cricut cartridge
Paper: Stampin' Up
Sentiment: My Creative Time
Ink: Stampin' Up
Ribbon: Michaels
Bling: Queen & Co.

Please head on over to Die Cuttin Divas  and check out what the rest of our talented design team has made this week for their projects.  I hope you will join us for our challenge.  Be sure to use a die cut on your creation.

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge - 3D, Shaker or Shaped Card

Hello crafty friends!  I had a four day weekend and it was fabulous.  Last Thursday my sister and I went to the beach for the day. The water was warm and it was great to be near the ocean and just relax and read my Kindle.  We had a great time.  Last Friday and Saturday I attended a crop and I had so much fun. I got lots of things done and just hung out with my awesome friends.  They always make me laugh and there is always chocolate!

On to this week's Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge, which is to make a 3D, Shaker or Shaped Card.  I always need birthday cards (don't we all??) so I decided to make a birthday shaker card.
Paper: Echo Park "Anything Goes"
Window and celebrate dies: My Creative Time
Balloon dies:  Lawn Fawn
Sequins: Michaels

Please be sure to head on over to Die Cuttin Divas  and check out what the rest of our talented design team has made this week.  I hope you will join us for our challenge.  Be sure to use a die cut on your creation.


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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Die Cuttin' Divas Sketch Challenge

Hello everyone!  I hope you all had a nice Memorial Day!  The weather here was overcast and very humid so I decided to spend time in my craft room.  I love when I get time to craft on a day off, it's so relaxing. 

This week's Die Cuttin' Divas challenge is our monthly sketch challenge based on this sketch:
I decided to make a Halloween card since Halloween will be here before we know it.
Owl Die Cut: Cricut Create a Critter 2 cartridge
Circle: Cricut shapes
Background die: LIYUDL
Tag Dies: My Creative Time
Paper: "Spirited" by Authentique
Stamp: My Creative Time
Ink: My Creative Time
Sequins: Recollections 

Please be sure to head on over to Die Cuttin Divas  and check out what the rest of our talented design team has made this week.  I hope you will join us for our challenge.  Be sure to use a die cut on your creation.

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

 

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge - Add Sequins, Gems or Pearls

Hello crafters!  Welcome to this week's Die Cuttin' Divas challenge.  This week we are adding sequins, gems or pearls to our projects.  I needed some thank you cards so I decided to make this card:
Paper: Recollections and My Mind's Eye "Adorbs"
Glitter Paper: Stampin' Up
Dies: My Creative Time
Lace tape: From my stash
Pearls: Recollections

Please be sure to head on over to Die Cuttin Divas  and check out what the rest of our talented design team has made this week.  I hope you will join us for our challenge.  Be sure to use a die cut on your creation.

Thanks for stopping by my blog!


Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge - Birthday Celebration

Happy Tuesday to all of you!  Work has been crazy lately so I just love when I get to spend time in my craft room and create.  This week our Die Cuttin' Divas challenge is Birthday Celebration.  I don't know what it is about flamingos but I just love using them on cards. I used only scraps I had on hand to make it (except the card base)!

Paper: Recollections for card base and scraps for the rest.
Dies (flamingo, banner and postage frame): My Creative Time
Washi Tape Punch:  Stampin' Up
Sentiment and ink: Close to my Heart 
Pearl Gems: Forever in Time collection by Multicraft Imports.

Please be sure to head on over to Die Cuttin Divas  and check out what the rest of our talented design team has made this week.  I hope you will join us for our challenge since we all make birthday cards. Be sure to use a die cut on your creation.


Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Die Cuttin Divas Challenge - Back To School

Happy Tuesday everyone!  I'm excited because tomorrow is my birthday.  I don't usually get excited about my birthday but this year I started celebrating early with friends.  I just love spending time with my girlfriends, they are all awesome!  My husband and my sister are taking me out for a lovely dinner to our favorite Italian Restaurant so I have that to look forward to as well.  Nice that we can be spoiled on our special day right??

Ok, on to this week's Die Cuttin' Divas challenge, which is Back to School.  I can hardly believe that some kids have already gone back to school and many more will go back in the next couple of weeks.  Where did the summer go?? 

I decided to use my 3 Birds on Parade Cricut cartridge for my project this week:
Paper: Recollections and Colorbok "Hootenanny"
Bird: 3 Birds on Parade Cricut Cartridge
Lettering: Summer Bliss Seasonal Cricut Cartridge
Dots: Stampin' Up

Please be sure to head on over to Die Cuttin Divas  and check out what the rest of our talented design team has made this week.  I hope you will join us for our challenge.  Be sure to use a die cut on your creation.

Thanks for stopping by my blog!


Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge - Bye Bye Summer

Happy Tuesday!  I hope you all had a great weekend.  I have been sick for over a week now so I just rested this past weekend and thankfully I am finally feeling better. I missed three days of work last week, which never happens.   

This week our Die Cuttin' Divas challenge is Bye bye summer.  It's hard for me to think about summer ending because it has been so hot here lately.  Whenever I think about the end of summer, I always think about going home from the beach so I decided to make a beach card.
Beach scene: Formal Occasion Cricut Cartridge
Paper: Recollections and Carta Bella "Beach Boardwalk"
Please be sure to head on over to Die Cuttin Divas  and check out what the rest of our talented design team has made this week.  I hope you will join us for our challenge.  Be sure to use a die cut on your creation.


Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Die Cuttin' Divas Sketch Challenge

Hello and welcome to this week's Die Cuttin' Divas sketch challenge.  We are making projects this week based on this sketch:
I have a very good friend who just loves anything to do with flip flops so I decided to make her a birthday card with flip flops on it and incorporate them into the sketch.  
Paper: Carta Bella "Cool Summer"
Flip Flop Die: Simon Says Stamp!
Tag die: My Creative Time
Sentiment:  Simon Says Stamp!
Bling: Stampin' Up and Queen and Company
 
Please be sure to head on over to Die Cuttin Divas  and check out what the rest of our talented design team has made this week.  I hope you will join us for our challenge.  Be sure to use a die cut on your creation.

Thanks for stopping by my blog!
 
 

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge - Under the Sea

Happy Tuesday everyone!  This has been a challenging week for me.  Last Tuesday night when we got home from work we noticed that our food was not as cold as it should be in the refrigerator.  Well, my fridge of 21 years decided to die.  We had a good run but did it have to stop working in July??  We went out Wednesday morning and found one we liked but had to wait until yesterday for the delivery.  I was never so happy to see an appliance!  We had been living out of coolers for almost a week.

Anyway, on to this week's Die Cuttin' Divas challenge, which is Under the Sea.  I made this gift card holder for my husband.  I created a gift card for a fishing trip for him.  He loved it.
Gift card holder: Close to My Heart Artiste Cricut Cartridge
Paper: Recollections
Fish and hook dies: My Creative Time
Stamp: Cardz TV "Going in Circles" stamp set
Markers for coloring: Bic

Please be sure to head on over to Die Cuttin Divas  and check out what the rest of our talented design team has made this week.  I hope you will join us for our challenge.  Be sure to use a die cut on your creation.


Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge - Sci Fi (aliens, UFO, space)

Hello and welcome to this week's Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge, which is Sci Fi (aliens, UFO, space).  For this challenge I saw this pair of alien glasses on Dreaming Tree and just had to make them.


Please be sure to head on over to Die Cuttin Divas  and check out what the rest of our talented design team has made this week.  I hope you will join us for our challenge.  Be sure to use a die cut on your creation.

Thanks for stopping by my blog!
 

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge - Spa Time

Hello everyone!  Wow, it sure has been hot and humid here in San Diego this past week.  I'm not used to this humidity (I thought I left that in NJ when I moved here 22 years ago!!).  Anyway, we are supposed to get some relief in the next day or so.

On to our Die Cuttin' Divas challenge this week, which is Spa Time.  Here is the card I made for the challenge:
Paper: Simple Stories, Recollections, and Echo Park
Bear Die:  Teddy Bear on Parade Cricut Cartridge
Sentiment: Stampendous
Ink: Close to my Heart
Sequins and Bling: Stampin' Up

Please be sure to head on over to Die Cuttin Divas  and check out what the rest of our talented design team has made this week.  I hope you will join us for our challenge.  Be sure to use a die cut on your creation.

Thanks for stopping by my blog!



Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Die Cuttin' Divas Sketch Challenge

Happy 4th of July to all of you!  I hope you have a fun day with friends and family. Since we only get today off of work, we decided to stay home this year.  We are hoping to be able to see the fireworks from our front yard.  This is our first July 4th in our new place so we are not sure if we can see them from here or not.

On to our challenge.  This week's Die Cuttin' Divas challenge is a sketch challenge based on this sketch:

Here is the card I made for this week's challenge:
Paper: from my scraps
USA Die Cut: Miss Kate Cuttables
Oval Die: My Creative Time
Sentiment: CardzTV "All American Sentiments" stamps
Stars: Stampin' Up

Please be sure to head on over to Die Cuttin Divas  and check out what the rest of our talented design team has made this week.  I hope you will join us for our challenge.  Be sure to use a die cut on your creation.


Stay safe out there and thanks for stopping by my blog!

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge - Wedding or Anniversary

Hi everyone and welcome to this week's Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge.  This week our projects are wedding or anniversary.  I decided to make a box card for my anniversary card.  I just love this cartridge, so many really cute items on this one.  Here is the card I made:
Card: Cricut All Occasion Box Cards cartridge
Paper: Bazzill

Please be sure to head on over to Die Cuttin Divas  and check out what the rest of our talented design team has made this week.  I hope you will join us for our challenge.  Be sure to use a die cut on your creation.

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge - Camping with Woodland Critters

Happy Tuesday everyone!  Boy, it sure has been hot here the past week.  We are hitting temps in the mid 90s.  I'm not really ready for the heat but I guess I don't have much of a choice!

Since it's Tuesday, that means it's time for our next Die Cuttin' Divas challenge.  This week our theme is Camping with Woodland Critters.  I had fun making my card because I just love these two woodland critters, they are so cute.
 Solid paper: Stampin' Up
Pattern paper from my stash
Critter and tree stump dies: My Creative Time
Campfire: Cricut Outdoor Man cartridge
Punch for Moon: Close to my Heart
Sentiment: My Creative Time
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Markers for coloring: Bic 

Please be sure to head on over to Die Cuttin Divas  and check out what the rest of our talented design team has made this week.  I hope you will join us for our challenge.  Be sure to use a die cut on your creation.

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge - Summer Foods

Happy Tuesday!  It's time for our weekly Die Cuttin' Divas challenge.  This week it's Summer Foods.  I love popsicles and I'm not really sure why I usually only have them in the summer.  They always bring me back to my childhood and running in the house to ask my parents for money for the ice cream man so we could buy popsicles.  Here's the card I made for this week's challenge:
Paper: Recollections, Carta Bella "Cool Summer",
and Colorbok Glitter Paper and "Hootenanny"
Die Cut: Cricut Summer Celebrations cartridge
Punches: Stampin' Up
Sentiment: Cardz TV "Ticket Talk 2"
Ink: Close to my Heart

Please be sure to head on over to Die Cuttin Divas  and check out what the rest of our talented design team has made this week.  Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Die Cuttin' Divas Sketch Challenge

Hello and happy Tuesday.  It's a new month (how is that possible??) and that means it's time for our sketch challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas.  We made our projects based on this sketch:
Here is the card I made for this week's challenge:
Paper: Recollections and Colorbok "Hootenanny"
Dies: My Creative Time and Cricut Shapes
Sentiment: My Creative Time
Punch: Stampin' Up
Dots: Stampin' Up 
Markers used for coloring: Bic markers


Please be sure to head on over to Die Cuttin Divas  and check out what the rest of our talented design team has made this week.  Thanks for stopping by my blog!


Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge - Anything Goes

I hope all of you had a Happy Memorial Day.  It was very relaxing for me.  
It's Tuesday and that means it's time for this week's Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge.  This week our challenge is Anything Goes.  That's right, you can make any project you would like as long as you use a die cut on your project.  Here's what I made:
Paper: DCWV
Dies: My Creative Time
Stamp:  My Creative Time "Sea You Soon"
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder: "Seeing Spots"
Sequins: Close to my Heart

Please be sure to head on over to Die Cuttin Divas  and check out what the rest of our talented design team has made this week.  Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge - Graduation

Hello and happy Tuesday.  This week's Die Cuttin' Divas challenge is to make a project for Graduation.  I hope you will join us.  Remember to use a die cut on your project.

Here is the card I made.  I just love this little bird!
Bird: 3 Birds on Parade Cricut Cartridge
Mats: Close to my Heart Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge
Paper: Recollections and Echo Park "So Happy Together"
Stamp: Close to my Heart
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Stars: Stampin' Up
I used Wink of Stella on the tassle

Please be sure to head on over to Die Cuttin Divas  and check out what the rest of our talented design team has made this week.  Thanks for stopping by my blog!


Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge - All About Tags

Hello everyone and happy Tuesday.  I hope all the moms out there had a wonderful Mother's Day.  This week our Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge is All About Tags.  I made this tag to put on a gift bag for one of the girls I work with.  Her birthday is coming up and she loves elephants so I decided this tag would be perfect for her:

Tag: Tags, Bags, Boxes and more Cricut Cartridge
Paper:  from my scraps
Sentiment, Elephant and Balloon: Simon Says Stamps 
(stamped and cut on myBrother Scan and Cut).
Markers: Spectrum Noir
Ribbon and twine: Stampin' Up
 
Please be sure to head on over to Die Cuttin Divas  and check out what the rest of our talented design team has made this week.  Thanks for stopping by my blog!
 

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

DIe Cuttin' Divas Challenge - Mother's Day/Feminine

Happy Tuesday!  It's time for our Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge and this week the challenge is to make a Mother's Day/Feminine project.   Both my mom and my husband's mom have passed and we miss them very much.  I made this card for a friend.
Paper: Lawn Fawn "Let's Polka in the Meadow" and Recollections
Flower Dies: My Creative Time
Stamp and Ink:  Close to my Heart
Punch: Sampin' Up
Twine: Close to my Heart  

Please be sure to head on over to Die Cuttin Divas  and check out what the rest of our talented design team has made this week.  Thanks for stopping by my blog and Happy Mother's Day to all the moms!

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Die Cuttin' Divas Sketch Challenge

Hello everyone and happy Tuesday to all of you.  It's a new month and that means a new Die Cuttin' Divas sketch challenge based on this sketch:
I needed some blank cards for my stash so I made this one for our challenge this week:
Flowerpot and Oval dies: My Creative Time
Punches: Stampin' Up
Paper: Echo Park "So Happy Together"
Sentiment and ink: My Creative Time
Bling: Queen & Co. 
 
 
Please be sure to head on over to Die Cuttin Divas  and check out what the rest of our talented design team has made this week.  Thanks for stopping by my blog!   
 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge - Chevron and/or Polka Dots

Hello and happy Tuesday to all of you.  We have a new challenge for you at Die Cuttin' Divas this week and it is to use chevron and/or polka dots on your project.  I made this card for my best friend's birthday at the end of this week.  
Paper: DCWV Fall & Halloween Basics Stack
Oval dies: My Creative Time
I stamped the flowers and flower pot then cut them out on
my Brother Scan and Cut. Stamps: Penny Black
Washi Tape punch: Stampin' Up
Sentiment: Close to my Heart
Ink: Stampin' Up Marina Mist
Markers for coloring: Spectrum Noir

Please be sure to head on over to Die Cuttin Divas  and check out what the rest of our talented design team has made this week.  Thanks for stopping by my blog!