Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Think Pink with Die Cuttin' Divas

This week at Die Cuttin' Divas we are thinking pink in honor of Breast cancer awareness we want to see your projects inspired by Breast Cancer.I wanted a card that said thanks for the support so I created this
I started with all my shades of Pink and embossed them with different embossing folders before placing them together on a card base.
I cut out the simple Thanks and added it on top of my pink. 
I gave the card to a friend to say thanks for her strength as even though she just got done fighting breast cancer she is always there for me.

I hope you will join us this week at Die Cuttin' Divas Think Pink- Breast cancer inspired projects!

- Creampuff font cut inside a Silhouette circle
- Various embossing folders

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Boo to You Parade!

It is so so so close I can taste it...Our 2nd trip to Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party is drawing near. The first time I got to attend this amazing event at Walt Disney World was a few years back. My daughter and I had such an amazing time and this year is going to be just as wonderful and we get to bring my husband along for the excitement.
This is a layout I created from the last trip to the party and the Boo to You parade that goes on. I started with a sketch by Becky Fleck and organized my photos.
Once I knew what photos I wanted I started looking for just the right papers and frames for my journaling boxes.
I selected some great frames off the Fancy Frames Cricut Cart that really had strong details by did not take away form all the fun papers I had put together on this layout.

So cannot wait to see this parade once again.  I am sure photos and layouts will be coming soon after we return. (Even if this one took me 2 years to complete!!)

- Fancy Frames Cricut Cartridge - black frames
- Pagemaps 2 by Becky Fleck sketch on pg 67
- Various Halloween paper form DCWV and stash

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Orange & Purple Play with Die Cuttin' Divas

Boo to you!!! I am guessing any are working on fun Halloween projects as we get closer and closer to Trick or Treat and this week at Die Cuttin' Divas we want to see those projects. The challenge- Use Orange & Purple plus one other color.
I opted to use black as my extra color because I love this cute spider web and he looked super cute with my fun orange webbed paper. Once I had him all cut out I added some Stickles to make his web sparkle and some fun google eyes.
On top of my sparkly web I added a simple "Boo!" as my main message. I love fun Halloween cards. I hope you can play along with our color challenge this week at Die Cuttin' Divas. We have a wonderful prize to give away to a random winner every other week.  Our current sponsor is Flourish with a Bling!

- Paper Trimmings Cricut Cartridge - web and spider
- Wild Card Cricut Cartridge - Boo
- Black Diamond Stickles 
- Googles eyes from Michaels

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Get Well Sketch Card with Die Cuttin' Divas

Happy day to you everyone. It is a new Tuesday and the first one of the month which means it is time for a sketch challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas. Here is the great sketch we have to work with.
And here is the cute get well card I made.
I finally found some time to play with the Print and Cut feature now on the Cricut Explore. I know many Cricut users had been waiting for this and it is here and works so well. Here is the paper getting cut (a few images for later use as well).
I calibrated my machine twice to double check my cut lines and it is cutting like a dream. I guess I will be using a lot ore printer ink.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you will  get some time to join us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week.  Our current sponsor is Kadoodle Bug Designs - One random winner is selected every two weeks so come and play with us.

- Dr. Checkup Cricut Cartridge - x-ray girl (print & cut)
- DCWV Sweet Tangerine Papers
- Pink By Design - Its A Wrap 2 stamp

Monday, October 6, 2014

Celebrate with Fantabulous Cricut

 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #231 
Celebrate - Create a Birthday Card

For my project I celebrated my Dad!! For his birthday I made him this simple card.

I started off with selecting the striped card from my Project Life card collection and picking the card base colors to go with it. Next I found the right words and present cut to complete my card. Of course it needed just a little sparkle.
Once I had the outside finsihed I repeated the same base pattern with Project Life card on the inside and added some cute stamps as well. (Shh no one tell I said how old he is!!)
One birthday card all set! I hope you will take some time to celebrate with us at Fantabulous Cricut this week. We have a great sponsor once again.

This Weeks Sponsor
My Style Stamps

Winner will receive the Christmas Wishes stamp set

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
- Create A Critter Cricut Cartridge - present
- Celebrations Cricut Cartridge - celebrate
- The Paper Studio - Mesh texture Embossing Folder
- Project Life - Coral Edition 3x4 card
- Stickles - Orange Peel

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Our Adventure Book - Anything Goes

Welcome to Tuesday. It is the 5th Tuesday of the month and that means...Anything Goes at Die Cuttin' Divas! What fun project will you share with us this week? Here is what I created.
Our family loves Disney and we will soon be heading to the Magic Kingdom again for Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party. Last time we attended this event it was just my daughter and myself but this year we will get to take Daddy with us and that means matching costumes so can you guess what we are being?
This cute autograph book (5x8 inches) is our version of the My Adventure Book Ellie and Carl share in the movie UP! My  husband and I will be going as this couple when they are youngsters and we needed our adventure book to come along as well.
I found this great leather looking paper and covered my book bases with it. The next step was finding the letters to cut for the cover.  I ended up going with the font HP PSG to cut these letters out but I did manipulate them a little to change the sizes around.
Once I had the letters on I used my Silhouette to cut out an oval and square to complete the cover.  I decided to bind the whole thing with my cinch as I did not have the  correct kind of binding to make it work like the original, but this way ti is totally sturdy and ready to go.
The final touch was to print and cut out the globe which I added on with some washi tape. It is all set for out adventure to Disney in a few weeks.  Hope you can join us at Die Cuttin' Divas an the Anything Goes Challenge this week.

- Cinch machine & 5/8 inch black binding
- Leather paper form Michaels
- Silhouette Cameo - oval and rectangle creator
- We R Memory keepers washi tape
- HP PSG font for letters 

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Fabulous Fall with Die Cuttin' Divas

This week as we officially move into fall and begin to watch leaves start to change we are being inspired by fall colors at Die Cuttin' Divas. The challenge - Fall is Here!!!
I created this card using some great fall papers as my base. To cover my seems I added this simple knotted twine piece.
Once  I had selected and cut my sentiment and leaves I decided they needed a touch of sparkle so out came my Stickles and I filled in the leaves.
I hope you are enjoying the early fall climate and find some time to join in at Die Cuttin' Divas this week with our fall is here challenge. As always a random winner will receive a fun prize every other week.

- 3 Birds on Parade Cricut Cartridge - Fabulous fall 
- Disney's Pooh & Friends Cricut Cartridge - circle of leave
- Recollections Night & Fall Paper Pad - patterned papers
- Stickles in Copper, Cinnamon & Gold