Friday, September 8, 2023

Cut It Up Challenge #286 - Back to School

Hello Crafters! I hope you all had a happy Labor Day. Why do the short weeks always feel longer? At least to me they do. I think it's because I have to cram five days worth of work into four days. At least it's Friday and that is always a good day!

Our challenge at Cut It Up this time is Back to School. Where did the summer go?? I made my card using a kit I received from Honey Bee Stamps. This card was one of the ones we made in the class and I think it was perfect for this challenge. Teachers never get enough thanks for all they do.


Paper: Stampin Up
Stamps and Dies: Honey B Stamps
Inks and blending brushes: Taylored Expressions

I hope you will join our challenge. Remember to use a die cut on your project. You can check out all the other amazing design team projects at Cut It Up.

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



 


Friday, August 25, 2023

Cut It Up Challenge #285 - Under the Sea

Hello crafters. I hope you are all well and staying safe. I know there are lots of weather or fire related emergencies happening now. We had a hurricane last weekend and thankfully, there was minimal damage in San Diego. I've never seen a hurricane here in the 28 years I've lived in CA. We had lots of wind, rain and floods. Turns out we broke records that were set in 1977 for the amount of rain in August.

Our Cut It Up challenge this week is Under the Sea. Here is the card I made for the challenge:

Paper: Scrapbook.com
Embossing folder: Darice
Dies/stamps: My Creative Time
Spectrum Tri-blend markers for coloring
Taylored Expressions ink for blending
White Ink for splatters
Sequins: Gina K Designs

I hope you will join our challenge. Remember to use a die cut on your project. You can check out all the other amazing design team projects at Cut It Up.

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



 


Friday, August 11, 2023

Cut It Up Challenge #284- Create a Scene

Hello Crafters! I hope you are all staying cool this summer. It's been very humid and since I have not felt like going outside, I have been slowly organizing my craft room. I have given away a lot of stuff to other local crafters lately and it feels good to clean out and know that someone else will get use out of things I no longer need or want.

This week our Cut It Up challenge is to Create a Scene. Here is the card I made for the challenge:


Truck, fence and pumpkin stamps and dies: Honeybee Stamps
Sun die: Lawn Fawn
Sentiment: My Creative Time
Tim Holtz Distress Inks for blending
Ink: Lawn Fawn
Spectrum Noir Tri-Blend markers for coloring

I hope you will join our challenge. Remember to use a die cut on your project. You can check out all the other amazing design team projects at Cut It Up.

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





 



Friday, July 28, 2023

Cut It Up Challeng #283 - Animals on Parade

Happy Friday Crafters! I hope you are all staying cool this summer. Things have started to heat up in San Diego but this summer is flying by quickly. Hard to believe next week is August. I am doing a virtual Christmas craft day tomorrow and it seems strange to do Christmas crafts when it's hot outside. I'm looking forward to it, I think this one will be really fun.

Our Cut It Up challenge this time is Animals on Parade. Make any project with an animal on it. Here is the card I made for this challenge:

 

Panda stamp/die: Stampin' Up
Sentiment: Close to My Heart
Pens for coloring: Spectrum Noir Tri-Blend markers
Stencil: Etsy
Inks for blending: Taylored Expressions
Sequins: Gina K. Designs

I hope you will join our challenge. Remember to use a die cut on your project. You can check out all the other amazing design team projects at Cut It Up.

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






Friday, July 14, 2023

Cut It Up Challenge #282 - Look Up In the Sky

Hello crafters! I hope everyone is well and staying safe. Some parts of the country are having such crazy weather lately. Here in San Diego, we are just starting to heat up for summer. It's been cooler than normal up until now.

Our Cut It Up challenge this week is Look Up In The Sky. I saw a similar card to this on Pinterest and thought it was a great masculine birthday card. I never have enough of those. I've only used this stamp set a couple of times and I've had it for a while so I was glad I could use it for this challenge.

Stamps: Stampin' Up
Ink for stamping: Stampin' Up
Inks for blending: Taylored Expressions
Paper: Brutus Monroe Perfect Blend Cardstock
Stampin' Up: Card base
Cloud stencil: Lawn Fawn
Tag die: My Creative Time

I hope you will join our challenge. Remember to use a die cut on your project. You can check out all the other amazing design team projects at Cut It Up.

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






 


Friday, June 30, 2023

Cut It Up Challenge #281 - Hello Sunshine

Hello crafters! I hope you are having a good week! It's hard to believe that next week is July 4th already. The summer is flying by.

Speaking of summer, our Cut It Up challenge this week is Hello Sunshine. Here is the card I made for the challenge:

 Paper: My Mind's Eye and Stampin Up
Sunshine and Margaritas dies: Cut on Cricut Maker
Sun Die: My Creative Time
Tag dies: My Creative Time
Margarita Stamp: Pink & Main
Markers: Spectrum Noir Tri Blend
Sequins: Gina K Designs 

I hope you will join our challenge. Remember to use a die cut on your project. You can check out all the other amazing design team projects at Cut It Up.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Have a great weekend and Happy July 4th!




Friday, June 16, 2023

Cut It Up Challenge #280 - Masculine

Hello crafters! I hope you are all having a great week. My husband and I are going "away" for a few days. We are actually doing a staycation in San Diego. There are so many fun things to do and see in our beautiful city that we decided to stay at a hotel in San Diego for a few nights and just explore. I'm looking forward to the break from work.

Our Cut It Up challenge this time is to make a masculine project. I made this card for my husband. He loves to fish so I think he will like this card.

Background stencil: Taylored Expressions
Fish and fishing pole dies were cut on my Cricut Maker
Sentiment: My Creative Time
Inks: Ranger Distress Inks and Versafine Onyx Black
Paper: Taylored Expressions

I hope you will join our challenge. Remember to use a die cut on your project. You can check out all the other amazing design team projects at Cut It Up.

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


Friday, June 2, 2023

Cut It Up Challenge #279 - Tag You're It - Make a Tag

Hello crafters! I hope you are all well. I have a virtual card class event this weekend and I'm excited about it. I really need some crafty time and I can't wait. This one is Creative Journey by Jenn Shurkus. She's a great teacher and if you have not taken any classes from her, I highly recommend them.

Our Cut It up challenge this time is Tag You're It - Make a Tag. I recently purchased a class kit from Brutus Monroe and the products I used for my project are from that class.

Tag die: Scrapbook.com
Happy Bee-Day dies:  Brutus Monroe
Cupcake stamp: Brutus Monroe
Beehive stencil: Brutus Monroe
Spectrum Noir Tri Blend Markers
Ranger Distress Ink: Mustard Seed
Ribbon: Stampin Up

I hope you will join our challenge. Remember to use a die cut on your project. You can check out all the other amazing design team projects at Cut It Up.

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

 

Friday, May 19, 2023

Cut It Up Challenge #278 - Send me Flowers

Happy Friday Crafters! I'm ready for another weekend. I am still working on purging items in my craft room.  It's a slow process but it feels really good to clean out and reorganize.

This week, our Cut It Up Challenge is Send me Flowers. I don't know anyone who does not like to receive flowers. Here is the card I made for this challenge:


Paper: Honey Bee Stamps and Recollections
Flower stamp and die: Taylored Expressions
Tag die and sentiment: Taylored Expressions
Spectrum Tri-Blend markers for coloring

I hope you will join our challenge. Remember to use a die cut on your project. You can check out all the other amazing design team projects at Cut It Up.

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

 

Friday, May 5, 2023

Cut It Up Challenge #277 - Ribbons and Bows

Hello crafters! This week seemed to fly by quickly. I'm ready for another weekend. I'll be seeing some friends on Saturday and can't wait. It's been a while since I've seen them and we always laugh when we are together.

 This week our Cut It Up challenge is Ribbons and Bows. I needed another birthday card (don't we always need birthday cards??) so I made this card:


 Paper: Newton's Nook and Recollections
Bow Die: Amazon
Tag Die: My Creative Time
Stamp: My Creative Time
Ink: Close to My Heart
Dots: Gina K. Designs

I hope you will join our challenge. Remember to use a die cut on your project. You can check out all the other amazing design team projects at Cut It Up.

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

 

 

 

Friday, April 21, 2023

Cut It Up Challenge #276 - What's in Your Garden?

Hello Crafters! I hope you are all having a good week. I'm ready for the weekend. I am starting a major overhaul of my craft room. It's definitely time to purge and donate or sell items I'm not using anymore. I need to make some room for all the new products I received from the virtual event I did recently.

Our Cut It Up Challenge this week is What's in Your Garden? I love sunflowers so I made this card.


Sunflower stamps: Newton's Nook
Markers for coloring: Spectrum Tri Blend Markers
Hello Die: My Creative Time
Mat Dies: Amazon
Paper: Taylored Expressions and Recollections
Sequins: Close to My Heart

I hope you will join our challenge. Remember to use a die cut on your project. You can check out all the other amazing design team projects at Cut It Up.

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

 

Friday, April 7, 2023

Cut It Up Challenge #275 - Starts with B

Hello crafters! Two weeks ago I attended (virtually) Crop and Created Delivered (card making edition).  All I can say is WOW! What a great weekend. I learned so many techniques and had lots of fun. The teachers are amazing too. If you ever get the chance to attend one of these, don't hesitate to do so. You will not be disappointed.

This week our Cut It Up challenge is - Starts with B. Make any project using something that starts with B. I decided to use Balloons on my card because I needed a birthday card for an upcoming birthday. I even used purple again for my project!


 

Paper: Newton's Nook and Recollections
Balloon Dies: My Creative Time
Happy Birthday dies: Amazon
Curve die: Lawn Fawn
Stars: Taylored Expressions 

I hope you will join our challenge. Remember to use a die cut on your project. You can check out all the other amazing design team projects at Cut It Up.

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

 

Friday, March 24, 2023

Cut It Up Challenge #274 - Add Embellishments

Hello crafters! I hope you are all having a good week. I am doing a virtual craft event this week called Crop and Create Delivered. It is a four day card making event and there are so many companies participating in this one. I am really looking forward to it.

This week, our Cut It Up challenge is Add Embellishments. Here is the card I made for this challenge. Purple is not a color I usually use much so I decided I would make a card using purple for a change.


Flower die, nesting die and tag die: Taylored Expressions
Paper: Newton's Nook
Gem embellishments: Stampin' Up
Spectrum Noir Triblend Markers

I hope you will join our challenge. Remember to use a die cut on your project. You can check out all the other amazing design team projects at Cut It Up.

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

 

Friday, March 10, 2023

Cut It Up Challenge #273 - This Makes Me Happy

Hello and happy Friday to all of you! This weekend, I am doing a virtual crop (by Taylored Expressions). I have done several of their classes and virtual crops and I always have a great time and the products are amazing. I am really looking forward to it.

This week our Cut It Up challenge is This Makes Me Happy. Our design team has made some really beautiful cards this week. Here is the card I made for the challenge:


Coffee cup die and stamps: Stampin Up
Paper: Echo Park
Sequins: Close to My Heart

I hope you will join our challenge. Remember to use a die cut on your project. You can check out all the other amazing design team projects at Cut It Up.

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

 

 

Friday, February 24, 2023

Cut It Up Challenge #272 - CAS (Clean and Simple)

Hello crafters and happy Friday. I am so ready for a weekend. I am going to clean up my craft room and start purging. I have so many things I no longer use and I want to donate them so someone who will use them instead of me just storing them. It's a big job but I have a virtual craft weekend with Taylored Expressions coming up so I want to get organized before that happens.

This week our Cut it Up challenge is CAS (Clean and Simple). I love seeing what everyone comes up with for these challenges so I hope you will participate. Here is the card I made:


 Paper: DCWV
Plant dies and sentiment: Close To My Heart
Sequins: Close To My Heart 

I hope you will join our challenge. Remember to use a die cut on your project. You can check out all the other amazing design team projects at Cut It Up.

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

 

Friday, February 10, 2023

Cut It Up Challenge #271 - Have a Heart

Hello Crafters! I hope all of you are well and are having a good week. I went to a three day crop at a hotel with some girlfriends last weekend and we had so much fun. I made a lot of cards and we had so many laughs.

Our Cut It Up challenge this week is Have a Heart! I decided to make some treat boxes for my co-workers for Valentine's Day. I will fill them with Hershey kisses. Here is what I made:


 Treat box and heart dies: My Scrap Chick (cut on my Cricut)
Paper: Anna Griffin
Stamp: Close to My Heart
Embossing powder: Taylored Expressions
Baker's twine: Amazon 

I hope you will join our challenge. Remember to use a die cut on your project. You can check out all the other amazing design team projects at Cut It Up.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Have a great weekend and Happy Valentine's Day!

 

Friday, January 27, 2023

Cut It Up Challenge #270 - Love

Hello crafters! Welcome to our Cut It Up Challenge this week, which is Love. We are getting very close to February and to Valentine's Day so this challenge is perfect. Here is the card I made for this challenge:


 I found this card on the Cricut website and cut it out on my Cricut Joy
I added the You die: My Creative Time
Plain and glitter paper: Cricut Card Pack

After I finished this card, I started thinking it needed something else. I think I will add some sequins to it. This was a very simple card to make. 

I hope you will join our challenge. Remember to use a die cut on your project. You can check out all the other amazing design team projects at Cut It Up.

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

 

Friday, January 13, 2023

Cut It Up Challenge #269 - Anything Goes

Hello Crafters and Happy New Year to you! I hope you all enjoyed your holidays and got to spend time with family and friends. Here's to a wonderful 2023!

Our Cut It Up challenge this week is Anything Goes. As long as you use a die cut, you can make whatever project that you would like. I made a birthday card for my sister, who loves Penguins!

Penguin Punch: Stampin Up
Stamps: Stampin Up
Balloon Die: My Creative Time
Card layer dies: My Creative Time
Paper: From my stash
Ink: Close to My Heart
Dots: Echo Park 

I hope you will join our challenge. Remember to use a die cut on your project. You can check out all the other amazing design team projects at Cut It Up.

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