Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Friendly Flowers with Die Cuttin' Divas

Tomorrow is Water a Flower Day (what fun). To celebrate Die Cuttin' Divas are creating projects with flowers on them.  
I started out with some inspiration from a set of Project Life cards. I love these cards from the Heidi Swapp Favorite Things collection and knew just what I wanted to make with them.
I got my card base ready and went searching for the right cut - making sure I had a flower on my project (ever if it is a small one.)
A little touch of sparkle and a simple white bow and my card was all set to send to a dear friend. I hope you will get a chance to join us this week at Die Cuttin' Divas - our challenge - use a flower on your project!!

Supplies:
- Create A Critter Cricut Cartridge - friends
- Project Life Favorite Things Edition by Heidi Swapp
- Project Life Blush Edition - solid cards
- Stickles in Lime Green

Friday, May 15, 2015

Happy Tuesday....OOPS

It has been such a busy few weeks that I totally forgot to post my project for Die Cuttin' Divas this week. This week were are asking for your sports related projects in honor of golf month.

I decided to play with the print and cut feature on my Cricut this week and made this cute little guy golfer. I know a cute soon to be 4-year-old who is having a mini golf party with friends and family and thought this would be perfect.
I really like that you can use the characters from this cart, flatten them and use the print and cut feature with them.  They look so cute.  I left this guy as is for the cutting but love that if I want I could change his hair color before printing.

Sorry for the late week post.  See you Tuesday and then soon all the time for my summer crafting time will kick in so very soon.

Supplies:
- Create A Friend Cricut Cartridge - golfer and flag
- Pinstripe embossing folder
- Acknowledgement font for 4

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Sketch Tuesday with Die Cuttin' Divas

Happy Tuesday everyone.  The May flowers are blooming and it is time for our monthly sketch challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas.
I had just created my card for last week's challenge and looked over and saw the reverse cut sitting out and knew it would be just right for this week's sketch.  Just a quick turn on it's side and it would be perfect.
I went searching for the right papers to work behind my image and the flowers on this piece popped right out at me.
Once I had the papers and cut I had to find the right sentiment to work with and I think I found a good one. The card went together smoothly and quickly - funny I did not have to turn on my machine to cut as it was already set to go.

Have a great week. I hope you will get a chance to join us at Die Cuttin' Divas for our sketch challenge.

Supplies:
- Tinkerbell and Friends Cricut Cartridge - Tink silhouette
- Pink By Design stamp set
- Recollections Prima Flowers
- Memento Dew Drop - Paris Dusk
- Dear Lizzy by American Crafts - blue flowered paper

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Cartoon Sass

Who doesn't love a good cartoon or a good kids themed project?  At Die Cuttin' Divas we are celebrating Cartoonist Day (coming up May 5th) by asking you to show us your kid themed projects. I had to use my favorite tiny toon.


I just love her sass.Tinkerbell was created using the print and cut feature on my Cricut. Can you believe how great she looks all cut out? It makes adding these f characters to my projects so easy.
She was added on top of some fun papers and the great and wonderful saying (a favorite in our house) was added on as well.  Thanks so much for visiting and I hope you can join in our kids theme challenge this week at DCD

Supplies
- Tinkerbell and Friends Cricut Cartridge - tink (print and cut)
- Scrappy Moms Stamps - Happily Ever After set

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Tulip Trio

Happy day everyone. This week we celebrate Earth Day and at Die Cuttin' Divas this week we want to see how you plant your gardens....we are having a Garden challenge.  I made a trio of tulip card set.
I was looking at all my washi tape and thought I would play a little with it so I started creating some striped cards.
I played a little with the size of the flowers and layered them on each other with some added embossing as well.
I found a cute tulip cut to go on top of my taped backings and that was when I decided to create  more than one of this card. With the help of the cute garden stamps I had a fun little set of cards,
 
Thanks for joining me today - hope you a have a lovely one. I also hope you get a chance to play along with us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week.

Supplies:
- Create A Critter Cricut Cartridge - tulips
- Lifes' a Garden stamps from Pink By Design
- Various washi tapes (Recollections, DWCV Vintage set)
- Dew Drop Memento Inks - Rose Bud, Angel Pink, Lulu Lavender, Grape Jelly & Teal Zeal 


Thursday, April 16, 2015

60 Flower Suprise

Last weekend was my aunt's 60th birthday and family and friends were asked to create cards or letters with memories of her.  My daughter wanted to create a garden for her - using 60 flowers. She told me she needed a little help form the Cricut.
She wanted grass for the bottom and selected this cute cut from the Straight From the Nest cartridge. I welded 2 of them together (after having her tell me to mirror one of them - so smart!) and she put them on the bottom.
She started going through all my flower embellishments and selected carefully what she wanted.

Once she had her flowers laid out, we marked the spots and she drew on the last couple of flowers before we used brads and hot glue to put on the rest.
The final touch was a little sparkle from my Stickles collection. I think this might have been her favorite part of the project. I think my aunt was happy with the results as well.

Supplies:
- Straight From the Nest Cricut Cartridge - grass and stems cut
- Stickles of various colors
- Various flowers. 

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Kilimanjaro Safari

This week the Die Cuttin' Divas are thinking about Zoo Awareness Day. We are creating projects featuring animals you can find in the zoo. I thought it was the perfect time to work on our family Disney album and the wonderful safari ride at Animal Kingdom - featuring all sorts of great animals.
I have had so much fun combining Project Life with my die cuts in these pocket pages. I find the pages fast to complete even with the addition of die cuts and this style is fun as well. Start with your photos and basic cards.
Make changes to cards, cut and add in die-cuts (love these fun animals), and don't forget a little journaling to explain the moments.

WILD times on this adventure and hopefully you get a chance to share  your adventures with us at Die Cuttin' Divas - remember to ROAR and show us your projects featuring animals at the zoo.

Supplies:
- Project Life by Becky Higgins Animal set
- Bits & Pieces Cricut Cartridge - elephant and giraffe cuts
- Destinations Cricut Cartridge - safari cut