Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Let's Hear it for the Boys!!

Happy Tuesday everyone.  I hope you had a wonderful weekend with the unofficial kick off to summer!!  This week at Die Cuttin' Divas we are all about the boys!
I created a fun little gift bag for a special birthday boy who is in love with cars of all kinds.  I went to the perfect cart when creating for a birthday boy - Boys Will Be Boys. I selected the fun race car and went looking for papers
Once I had all the right ones (I have been really trying to mix up my patterns) I cut the pieces of my car and label and got everything paced together in no time. Love how the layers on this cart go together so well.
I hope you find time this week to join us as as we celebrate the special guys in our lives.

- Boys Will Be Boys Cricut Cartirdge - car and speedster 
- DCWV Hittin' the Books paper stack

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

May Birthdays with Die Cuttin' Divas

May is a great month for birthdays (and I am not just saying that because it is my birthday month!!) so this week Die Cuttin' Divas are making birthday cards.
I had this great paper from Dear Lizzy and I wanted a simple birthday greeting. I thought it might be too simple but I love  how the layers turned out.
Thanks so much for visiting today and I hope you will create a new birthday card for this challenge (always good to have one one hand!!)

- Create A Critter Cricut Cartridge - "Happy Birthday"
- The First Few Years Cricut Cartridge - Layer scalloped circle
- Dear Lizzy paper - polka dots

Monday, May 19, 2014

May Flowers with Fantabulous Cricut

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

Challenge #211 May Flowers
Create a project that uses flowers

Here is the project I created for the May Flowers Challenge.
I started with a great fun cut from the Mother's Day Moments collection which is a small digital download set. I loved this bouquet of flowers and it went together well. For my base I wanted texture so I selected 3 different embossing folders to use.
I layered each of them onto my white base card and added the white sentiment block and my die cut to complete the look.

I hope you can join us at the May Flowers Challenge this week with Fantabulous Cricut
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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.

- Mother's Day Moments Cricut Files - bouquet 
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Modern Wallpaper
- Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Polka Dots 5x7
- Sizzix Embossing Folder - Flower Ring
- Fiskar's Laugh with Me Quotes stamp

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Mickey Wobble

Welcome! Welcome! It is time for a new challenge with Die Cuttin' Divas.This week we are playing with wobbles (or adding dimension if you  do not have any wobbles). I made a fun gift card box for a birthday boy!
I started with my supplies and a box from the Silhouette Store.  The box comes with Happy Birthday ready to cut into it, but I once again opted for my own topper.
I cut all the box pieces out and got the gift card in place (love that it has this inside part to place the card!
For the top of the box I added some extra color and layers before cutting this fun Mickey Mouse out on my new Cricut Explore.  It cuts characters like magic.  In the past I found it very hard for the machine to always cut out the details so well - not anymore.
He looks great sitting on top and of course - he wobbles as well.
Thanks for stopping by.  Hope you are having a wonderful day and can play along with our wobble challenge this week at Die Cuttin' Divas.

- Mickey & Friends Cricut Cartridge - Mickey Mouse
- Silhouette Store 3D gift card box by Lori Whitlock -Design ID #29152
- Action Wobble

Monday, May 12, 2014

Mother's Day Love with Fantabulous Cricut

 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!

Challenge #210 Celebrate Mom

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For my project this week I have a card just for my Mom. She is a real flower lover so all the fun files at svgcuts.com were just right. I selected this trellis from the Happy Garden Hideaway Collection. 
It was very easy to put together and I added the little gems to the centers for some sparkle. The final touch was adding my Cricut Cut from Beyond Birthdays!
My Mom loved her card and it was a beautiful Mother's Day for all (it was also my daughter's birthday so extra fun). Here is an inside look with a cute stamp. 
I hope you will join us this week at Fantabulous Cricut. Thanks again to our amazing sponsor svgcuts.com it is always fun to combine Cricut Cuts with other svgs (especially with the Explore)- REMEMBER - You could win a $50 gift certificate!!

- Beyond Birthday Cricut Cartridge - Mom and circle
- SVGcuts.com - trellis form Happy Garden Hideaway Collection
- Lucky Charm Paper by Dear Lizzy - patterned papers
- Pink By Design Capture Life stamp set
- Gimme glam heat stick on gems

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Let's Bake for a Sketch Challenge

Good morning everyone.  Hope you started your week off just right. It is the first Tuesday of May (can you believe it is May already?) and that means it is time for a sketch challenge with Die Cuttin' Divas.
Over the weekend I worked on a ton of scrapbook layouts as part of National Scrapbook Day. I have gotten very into pocket scrapbooking and this week's sketch was perfect for a 4x6 pocket. I love how this turned out for me.
I started with the All Occasions Paper Pad by Recollections - the colors in this pad are so great and the patterns so fun. I gathered the papers I wanted to use and went to work on making the card base for this 4x6 section, while decided other papers for the different pockets without photos.
Next came the mixer.  Which I cut use more patterned papers from the stack. Love this simple cut file I found searching for mixer svg files (you never know what you will find). I also cut out this cookie tag for the other ope 4x6 space on my layout. In the end I had a fun Pocket Page all ready to share.
Pinterest Recipe for Applesauce Cookies with Caramel Frosting!!
I hope you can stop by Die Cuttin' Divas this week and play along with our sketch challenge. Make sure you stop in to see the rest of the fun projects the design team has created.

- From My Kitchen Cricut Cartridge - Cookies cut
- svgcuts.com - Kitchen Mixer
- All Occasions Paper Pad by Recollections 

Monday, May 5, 2014

Pattern Play with Fantabulous Cricut

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

Challenge #209 Paper Fun
Create a project that uses Patterned Paper

I found a stack of paper with some bright colors to make this card for the challenge this week.
I knew I was making a flower themed card because I wanted to use this great sentiment stamp from our sponsor, Mark's Finest. Once I had my papers all picked out I had to find just the right flowers.
These cute flowers are from the April Showers Cricut Cartridge. I thought they would look extra sweet with a sparkly center. I find myself adding more layers to my cards lately and love the look of it so this card got 3 layers for the base, including the great sentiment.
I continued the patterns right on inside.  I love combining patterns so this week's challenge just so much fun. I hope you will join us. 

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Winner will receive the Hello Butterflies stamp set
Remember to use at least one Cricut cut to your project to be eligible to win.

- April Showers Cricut Cartridge - flowers
- Mark's Finest Stamps - Garden Bunny 2013
- Dew Drop Memento Ink - Rose Bud
- My Mind's Eye - Summer Song papers
- Stick on gems

Saturday, May 3, 2014

National Scrapbook Day!!!

Good morning everyone. I have a feeling many of my fellow crafters out there will turn towards their scrapbooks today and create some fun layouts in honor of National Scrapbook Day.
I am taking part in this fun event with Big Picture Classes. All day they will have free mini lessons with some of the experts in the field and going for 10,000 layouts  posted to Instagram.I am going to be focused in on my Project Life Layouts and ordered about 174 photos to be ready for the day. I hope you also will get to join in the fun and have some time in your day to create.

I hope to share many fun layouts on Instagram today and soon afterward on this blog, but for now I wanted to share some of my favorite layouts of the recent past just to get me started and excited for the day. Happy to get back into the swing as I have been focusing on other projects lately.
One of my first Project Life pages about my daughter losing her Teeth - combined Cricut and PL
Love this cute Miss Kate Cuttable file
This one is almost all about the paper I used,but Love it.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Make it Girly - Day 3

I am back for another girly project. I wanted to make sure I shared all the projects I created for my daughter's dance recital.
This is the gift bag I made my daughter. She was in two dances and I made the cards you saw earlier this week for all the other dancers in her group, but for her I needed to combine the two dancers into one project.
I placed them on a simple blank gift bag with a fun polka dot layer behind.  I wanted to add some titles and when I went looking for the right thing I found the cute "dance recital" label on my Twinkle Toes Cricut cartridge.  Using the same label I also cut out her name for the bag.
She was super excited with her bag and happy that it once again matched her outfits from the recital. I can only hope her outfits keep being as easy to repeat.  Remember to Make it Girly with Die Cuttin' Divas and join in the fun.
Card for the dance teacher who taught both her classes this year
Dance Bag 2013 - It;s a Hard Knock Life
Dance Bag 2011- Sweet Charity

- Create A Friend Cricut cartridge - a mix of many
- Twinkle Toes Cricut cartridge - Dance recital label
- Plantin Schoolbook Cricut Cartridge - Sophie letters