Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Anything Goes with Die Cuttin' Divas - A Baby Bag

Good day to everyone. This week at Die Cuttin' Divas it is ANYTHING GOES!!  Shoe us what fun projects you are creating featuring a wonderful die cut. For my project I have a cute gift bag I embellished for a baby gift.
I started with the cute bag I bought. I added an sweet heart embossed circle as my base and got to work on the  cute Bath time ducky.
Isn't  he a sweetie? I love the bubbles with him. I added the cute little bow around his neck and was all set.I hope you will play along with us this week at Die Cuttin' Divas - Anything Goes!

- Cuttlebug Cross My Heart Embossing folder
- Miss Kate Cuttables - Bath Time set

Monday, July 28, 2014

Princess Baseball Night with Fantabulous Cricut

 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge with Fantabulous Cricut!
Challenge #221 Take Me Out to the Ball Game
Create a Sports inspired project

 For my Take Me Out  to the Ball Game project I decided to create a layout from a fun night out at the baseball field. It was Princess theme night at our local minor league team.
I have been having a lot of fun working with sketches lately and seeing as I have 2 books dedicated to this and a lot of back pages to  get done it is always helpful to get  inspired.

I started the layout with the base layers and rather than a scalloped edge for the large polka dot piece, I selected a fun cut form the Lovely Floral cartridge. Once I had the layout as matching the sketch as I wanted I choose fonts for my title and a fun baseball image topped with a crown for inside the journaling box. 
I was pleased with the overall look and liked the twist on my baseball project for this week.  My little girl loves to go to games and it is fun to think of different ways to complete the layouts for the memories we come away with.

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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.

Looking forward to seeing what you create this week.

- Lovely Floral Cricut Cartridge - picture perfect frame cut enlarged
- All Sports Cricut Cartridge - baseball in mound
- Hello Kitty Cricut Cartridge - Princess letters
- Disney Princess Happily Ever After Cricut Cartridge - crown
- Franklin Gothic Heavy Font - Baseball letters
- Becky Fleck Page Maps sketch on page 107
- Sweet Nectar Papers by K & Company - patterned papers

Sunday, July 27, 2014

My Birthday Project Life

This year, in May, I turned 36!  No I am not ashamed to say my age - I LOVE my birthday and this year our small celebration was just what I wanted.
I did not have a million photos so I select Pocket Page G from Project Life. It is one of my favorite pages because it has both horizontal and vertical 4x6 photo spaces. 
I selected the cards from the Sunshine Edition. The "I love" card comes in a few colors in this edition, but green is my favorite color.  See that awesome candle on my cake and my Mom's reaction when it sparked up so high? It spun in a circle and played Happy Birthday!!
This edition also has these fun list cards. I layered one onto a 4x6 and pulled out 10 fun things form my birthday. That was all I needed for this simple spread. Hope you are enjoying your weekend.

- Project Life - Sunshine Edition cards
- Project Life Pocket Page G

Friday, July 25, 2014

My Heart is With You

Happy Friday everyone. Today I have a card I made for the new challenge over at My Creative Time. This new challenge is a photo/color challenge. Here is the inspiration photo and colors:
I had a hard time coming up with an idea for this one. The colors sort of cried holidays to me, but the photo with the ice stumped me.  I went simple with inspiration from the stamps I own by My Creative Time.
The pattern on this embossing folder reminded me of the ice and so I started there and layered on the colors using patterned papers and the heart die. The ribbon and sentiment were my final touches. Just a simple card for a fun challenge. 

Thanks for visiting with me and have a lovely weekend.

- Cuttlebug Traffic Jam Embossing Folder
- My Creative Time stitched heart die
- My Creative Time 100% Sweetness Stamps
- Recollections All Occasions Paper Pad - patterned papers

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Thowback Thursday - You Can be Anything

Happy Thursday everyone. I am guessing many of you on Facebook have seen the Throwback Thursday pictures people have been posting lately. I decided I was going to do the same thing with some of my older projects that never got posted or that did and I loved.
This layout is one I did in my first months as a blogger and I still love it.I did t for a challenge going on at the Cricut Circle Blog. Gotta love those Paperdoll cartridge.

This one of the first layouts I made that was just for fun and using a photo I loved. It did not showcase a certain time or place I just got an idea and went with it.

Thanks for visiting and revisiting an old layout with me. Here is the link to the original post in 2010 - HERE.

Supplies for layout:
- Everyday Paperdolls Cricut Cartridge - various outfits and hair
- Paperdoll Dress-up Cricut Cartridge - various outfits and hair
- Cherry Limeade Cricut Cartridge - font
- Varsity Letter Cricut Cartridge - letter on cheerleader.
- Lacy Labels Cricut Cartridge -  large scalloped circles
- DCWV The Spring Stack (circa 2010) - butterfly paper

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Craftin' Desert Divas Sneak Peak Day

Today I'm lucky to be joining the Craftin' Desert Divas July Stamp Release with the members of the Die Cuttin' Divas Design Team!!
Welcome to Day 4 of Craftin' Desert Divas July stamp release party!! Each day the CDD DT will be giving you a sneak peek at one of the five new stamp sets. Then, on Friday and Saturday, they will have a blog hop with prizes each day. 
Today we are showcasing the 
All Star Sports Stamp Set.
All of the new stamps are 4x6 and Made in the USA.
Stamps will be available to order on Friday.

Here are the projects I created:

First off is a fun card for your sports stars. I used a cute trophy cut from Locker Talk and fun shaped card. I had the perfect embossing folder to match my polka dot paper.

For my second project I used a cute volleyball themed stamp from the All Star Sports stamp set.
I really wanted the volleyball to pop on the card so I enlarged it on Design Space until I was happy with the look of the card. 
My Design Space screen capture
We hope you will stop by the Craftin' Desert Divas Shop and the Craftin' Desert Divas Gallery Facebook group. We would love for you to join us and share your creations with us using Craftin' Desert Diva's stamps. In this group we show previews first, have giveaways and much more!!

They are giving away a Sneak Peak Prize at Craftin' Desert Divas. The more blogs you leave comments on the better chance you have to win.  Thanks for visiting my blog. I would love for you to come again soon or become a follower. I always love hearing your thoughts. Thanks again.

- Craftin' Desert Divas All Star Sports Stamps
- CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge - shape card base and layers,
   flag on volleyball card
- Locker Take Cricut Cartridge - trophy
- Accent Essentials Cricut Cartridge - star burst
- Sophisticated Cricut Cartridge - banner piece
- Sports Mania Cricut Cartridge - volleyball player and ball
- Glossy Accents
- Paper Studio Medium Polka Dots embossing folder

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Christmas In July with Die Cuttin' Divas

Happy Tuesday all and welcome to the Christmas in July Challenge with Die Cuttin' Divas. The challenge is pretty clear - create a fun holiday projects to share.
I made a gift tag for a fun present as my project. I started with a simple base tag (one that could be folded as a card as well) and added the torn snow layers using an edger
The final holiday touches was this cute image of children and a tree and a simple sentiment stamp that fit the cut I made for a banner piece perfectly.
Thanks for visiting today and I hope you will create a Christmas project to share with us for this week's challenge.

- Tags, Bags, Boxes and More Cricut Cartridge - tag card
- A Child's Year Cricut Cartridge - child tree image
- Wild CardCricut Cartridge - banner for sentiment
- Fiskars deckle tear edger
- Sentiment stamp from Holiday stamp set found at Hobby Lobby 2011