Thursday, September 18, 2014

Computer Art

Happy Thursday everyone.  I have a quick vinyl project I wanted to share with you today. I wanted to make sure I had a way of recognizing my work computer at school (as the whole staff carries the same one) so I created this simple vinyl sticker to place on the lid.
With the Cricut Explore cutting Vinyl is as simple as turning the dial on the machine to create the kiss cut you want.

Hope you are having a great week.

- Cricut Vinyl - Silver
- Graphically Speaking Cricut Cartridge - dream big

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

X Marks the Spot!!

It is Pirate Day today at least over at Die Cuttin' Divas and we are celebrating with our best pirate themed projects. I created this fun map card to give my husband for our anniversary.
A treasure map is just right for a pirate. I made this one with the Disney Classic Cricut Cartridge and used some washi tape to give it a little color behind the cut out pieces. I also used some ink around the edges to give it an aged looked
One my map was ready I made a simple base for the card and found just the right font to add my sentiments inside and out. 
I hope you will go over and take a look at the treasures the Design team has created this week and maybe play along with our pirate theme challenge. have a great week mateys!!!

- Disney Classic Cricut Cartridge - pirate map
- Hannah Montana Cricut Cartridge - hearts
- Various Washi Tapes
- Beyond Wonderland font on both labels
- Glossy Accents on outside heart frame 

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Fall Photo Inspiration with Die Cuttin' Divas

Fall is in the air and coming upon us so this week at Die Cuttin' Divas we want you to create a project inspired by some fall photos. Her is the photos we are asking you to use as your inspiration
For my project I wanted to use the orange and yellow colors from this picture and nothing says fall to me more than the leaves coming down so this is what I created.
I found this beautiful tree in my Miss Kate Cuttables file collection and it not only cut so well but layered fast and easy.
I placed my fall tree on a wood grain background and added extra layers to my card before creating the simple tag to finish off my card.
With pumpkin lattes back in stores and Halloween approaching we hope you can join us in our fall photo inspiration challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas.

- Miss Kate Cuttables - fall tree file
- Pink By Design - Joyful tags stamp and svg
- DCWV Peachy Keen - patterned paper

Monday, September 8, 2014

A Mix & Match Engagement with Fantabulous Cricut

Welcome to another Challenge Me Monday...
with Fantabulous Cricut!

Mix & Match
Mix and match at least 3 patterned papers

For my mix & match pattern challenge I create a layout for my cousin's engagement  party. Her colors all the way throughout from engagement to wedding were purple and green so I found three great papers in the DCWV Violet Leaf stack. 
The papers were just what I wanted and I laid them out onto my double page spread with no troubles. At the party they had a fun home-made photo booth that had a wonderful frame on it, which I felt worked so great with my papers so I cut around the frame on the photo and spread them out.
Once I knew where my photos and base papers would be I started  to add. I started with some washi tape and an additional strip of the flowered paper and then added the die cut tags and title with my Cricut cuts.

After I took my photos I added some simple journaling abut the day and was all done. I hope you will play with us this week at Fantabulous Cricut and explore the fun of mixing and matching patterns on your projects.

This Weeks Sponsor

Winner will receive Be Wild and Free stamp set
US and Canada Only

To qualify for the prize, be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cut on your project and if it's not obvious, let us know what cartridge you used.

- Sweethearts Cricut Cartridge - couple tag and tag base
- Going Places Cricut Cartridge - camera
- Billionaire Cricut Cartridge - font welded
- Trendy Tape - purple washi
- DCWV Violet Leaf Stack - all papers.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Sketch Tuesday with Die Cuttin' Divas

Good day everyone. Hope your week is getting off to a great start. Today is the first Tuesday of the month which means a wonderful sketch challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas.  I really enjoyed paying with patterned paper for this one.
Love the simple plan for this sketch. I started with a bunch of patterned papers to match the image I had already print and cut a few weeks back when working on another project.
Once I had those papers trimmed down and ready for the card I decided to print my sentiment right onto an oval before cutting it out.

A few pop-up and my globe was all set and a simple and cute Thank you card was ready to be mailed out. Thanks for visiting my blog.  I hope you will get a chance  to join us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week and out fun sketch challenge.

- DCWV The Summer Stack patterned papers
- Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Happy Globe file
- a red bucket font on oval
- Ovals cut on Silhouette
- Sticky Doos by The paper Studio

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Are You a Good Witch or a Bad Witch?

Lions, and tigers and bears, oh my! This week at Die Cuttin' Divas we are celebrating and being inspired by The Wizard of Oz. Create a project with a lion, tiger or bear (or all 3) or one inspired by this classic film. I decided to pull out one of my favorite quotes from the film as inspiration.
"Are You a Good Witch or a Bad Witch?
I found this adorable witch cut on the Wrap it Up Cricut cartridge and the rest just came together in my head. 
The title was created by welding an oval over this crazy skeleton cut in the Silhouette Studio and than printing and cutting my saying to layer behind it. I am so glad I can use cuts in many ways.
I am so going to be watching Wizard of Oz this week and hopefully you will be crafting projects inspired by the film. Thanks for joining us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week.

- Wrap it Up Cricut cartridge - witch
- Halloween Crazy Skeleton Ornate Frame by Jaime Koay 
   Design ID #33398 Silhouette Store
- Bo Bunny papers and ribbons 
- Brush Script and Times New Roman fonts on sentiment

Monday, August 25, 2014

Back to School with Fantabulous Cricut

 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge with Fantabulous Cricut!

Challenge #225 Back to School
This week we want to see your school themed projects. Here is the card I made.
For my project this week I created a simple card for a friend's daughter who is starting school this week. She was a little nervous so they have been telling her to "Be Brave" for awhile.

I hope we both have a great first day and I hope you will join us at FCCB this week with your Back to School projects.

This Weeks Sponsor
Winner will receive a stamp set of their choice.
To qualify for the prize, be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cut on your project and if it's not obvious, let us know what cartridge you used.

- 3 Birds on Parade Cricut Cartridge - bird with backpack
- Fabulous Finds Cricut Cartridge - scored paper with holes
- Craftin Desert Divas Stamps - Be Inspired set

* This project is being linked to the Craftin Desert Divas Back to School Link Up as well.