Friday, January 14, 2022

Cut It Up Challenge #243 - Anything Goes

Hello crafters and happy Friday! I hope you are all doing well and staying healthy. If you live where it is cold, I hope you are staying warm! My friends from NJ told me it has been extremely cold there (13 degrees). I am very glad I don't live there anymore. If it hits 60 degrees in CA, we are all complaining that we are cold! LOL

Our Cut It Up challenge this week is Anything Goes. I love these challenges because we always get such a huge variety of projects. Here is the card I made for the challenge:

Paper: Recollections
Stamp/Die: Newton's Nook (Newton's Rain Boots)
Cloud stencil: My Favorite Things

Grass: Cut on my Cricut Maker
Ink: Close to My Heart 

Our sponsor this week is:

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

I wish you all a very happy, healthy new year!!

 

 

 

Friday, December 31, 2021

Cut It Up Challenge #242 - Birthday Card

Hello Crafters! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday. We stayed home this year and I was very happy to have a small gathering. It was very relaxing. 

Santa brought me a Cricut Joy this year. I have the bigger Cricut Maker but I have been wanting to get the Joy to bring with me to crops. It will be much easier to bring with me. 

This is our last Cut It Up challenge for 2021! It's hard to believe how fast this year has flown by. Our challenge for this week is to make a Birthday Card. We all need birthday cards and it's always good to have them in our stash.  Here is the card I made:

Oval dies: My Creative Time
Happy Birthday Die: Amazon
Gnome Die: Amazon
Paper: Recollections and DCWV
Star Sequins: Michaels

Our sponsor this week is our own awesome Cut It Up leader, Evelyn! She has generously donated a cute stamp and die set by Pink and Main.

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

I wish you all a very happy, healthy new year!!

 


Friday, December 17, 2021

Cut It Up challenge #241 - Holiday Gift Giving

Hello Crafters! I hope you are all well. I am still finishing up my Christmas shopping and as is usual for me, I feel like I'm so far behind this year. It all gets done somehow!

Our Cut It Up challenge this week is Holiday Gift Giving. The design team was given some beautiful cutting files from our sponsor, The Cutting Cafe, to use for this challenge.  Here is the project I made:

Pillow box die: The Cutting Cafe
Snowflake paper: Stampin Up
Gold paper: DCWV
Small snowflake punch: Recollections
Large snowflake punch: Martha Stewart

 Sponsored by: 

Prize: 3 sets to one winner
Website: http://www.thecuttingcafeshop.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.

I want to wish all of you a wonderful holiday! Enjoy your time with family and friends. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

 

Friday, December 3, 2021

Cut It Up Challenge #240 - Holiday Cards

Hello crafters and happy Friday. It's hard to believe it's December already. I feel like I'm so far behind on everything and it's only the beginning of the month! Somehow everything gets done and I'm trying hard not to stress out.

Our Cut It Up challenge this time is to create holiday cards. Our sponsor, Oddball Art Co., gave the design team some files to use for this challenge. Here's the card I made with the cute deer:

Deer digital stamp cut on my Brother Scan N Cut: Oddball Art Co.
Tree stamp and die: Hero Arts
Tag Die: My Creative Time 
Snow Die: Lawn Fawn
Paper: Simple Stories and Creative Memories
Star punch: Recollections
Blue stars: Recollections
Markers for coloring: Spectrum Noir Tri Blends
 
 
Our sponsor this week is Oddball Art Co.:

Prize: $10 coupon code issued to the winner to be used in our Digi Shop Website: www.oddballartco.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, November 19, 2021

Cut It Up Challenge #239 - C.A.S.E. a Project (copy and share everything)

Hello Crafters! I hope you are all having a good week. We had some record breaking heat last week so I'm very happy the temperature has dropped and it feels like fall again here.

Our Cut It Up challenge this time is to C.A.S.E. a project (copy and share everything) and include the link to the project you C.A.S.E.  Our wonderful sponsor, DRS Designs, gave the design team digital stamps to use for our projects.  I picked an adorable snowman and then went on Pinterest to find a card to C.A.S.E. Here is the link to the original project:  http://shellsq.blogspot.com/2019/08/sneak-peek-snowman.html

Paper: Simple Stories
Snowman Die: DRS Designs digital file and then cut out on my Brother Scan N Cut
Let It Snow Stamp: CTMH
Snowflake stamps: Stampin Up
Ink: Stampin Up and CTMH

Our 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 and include the link to the project you C.A.S.E. 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, November 5, 2021

Cut It Up Challenge #238 - Thanks or Thanksgiving

Hello crafters! Hope you are all having a good week. We had our back to work date of November 1st and it was so great to see some co-workers that I have not seen in over 18 months. My company is still allowing us to work from home a couple days a week, which is really nice of them. 

Our Cut It up challenge this week is Thanks or Thanksgiving. Our awesome sponsor, STAMPlorations, gave our design team dies to use for this challenge. Here is my project:


 Paper: DCWV
Wreath and leaf dies: Stampin Up
Thankful Die:
STAMPlorations
Burlap: Not sure where it's from, it was in my stash.

Our sponsor this week is:


Prize: $20 gift code
Website: https://stamplorations.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, October 22, 2021

Cut It Up Challenge #237 - Trick or Treat (make a Halloween project)

Hello crafters and happy Friday! I had a very challenging week.  My computer decided to die on me and I had not backed up my files in a long time (over a year). I called one of the guys I used to work with from the IT dept. and asked him if he fixed computers on the side. Lucky for me, he did. We spent a couple hours on the phone and he was able to get my files to a point I could copy them on a USB stick. The next day he picked up my computer and wiped the whole thing and reloaded everything and it now works again! Lesson learned. I now have a reminder on my phone to back up my files once a month!

Our challenge this week at Cut It Up is Trick or Treat (make a Halloween project). Our sponsor for this project gave us some digital files (Creepy Cute Art) to use for this challenge.  Here's the card I made:


 Dies: Creepy Cute Art from Oddball Art Co.
I printed them and cut them out on my Brother Scan N Cut
Paper: Simple Stories
Markers for coloring: Spectrum Noir Tri Blend markers 

Our awesome sponsor this week is Oddball Art

Prize: $10 coupon code issued to the winner to be used in our Digi ShopWebsite: www.oddballartco.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, October 8, 2021

Cut It Up Challenge #236 - Pink

Hello everyone and happy Friday! I hope you are all having a good week. We were told last week that we will finally be going back to the office to work on November 1st.  This is the third date we have gotten but it looks like this one will be the one.  They have also told us that we can have some flexibility to work a couple days at home if we want to. I've already been going in to the office 2-3 days/week for the past couple of months. I'm looking forward to seeing my co-workers again.

This week our Cut It Up challenge is to make a project that uses Pink. I have a very dear friend who moved from San Diego to Indiana last week. I will really miss her. We met at a crop 21 years ago and have been friends from that day on. I made this card to send to her:

Flower and tag dies: My Creative Time
Paper: I used scraps for everything but the card base
Sentiment: My Sentiments Exactly! - Hand Written
Sequins: Close to my Heart
Wink of Stella used on flower centers 

Our awesome sponsor this week is:

Prize: $20 prize code
Website: https://cas-ualfridaysstamps.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 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!