Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The Freezin' Season Snowman with Die Cuttin' Divas

Happy Tuesday to all. Have you gotten snow in your area?  Enough to build a snowman? Well now is the time tobuild your die cut snowman and share your projects with us at Die Cuttin' Divas. This week we are having a snowman challenge.
I found this cute guy on the Enjoy the Seasons Imagine Cricut Cartridge and wanted to play with him for my project this week.
I decided I would print him and cut a few of his layers out to layer on top of the base image. Once he was together I needed a little snow playground for him.  The frame around this snowflake embossed white was just right.
The sentiment stamp was just right for the cold we are facing right now. Oh yeah, my daughter thought he needed a little sparkle on his hat and I think it looks just right.

Thanks for visiting today.  I hope you will join us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week.

- Enjoy the Seasons Cricut Cartridge - snowman print & cut, plus pieces
- Shall We Dance Cricut Cartridge - frame
- Snowflake Cuttlebug Embossing folder
- Winter Fun Stamp set from Pink By Design Stamps
- Rich Cocoa Memento Dew Drop ink

Friday, January 23, 2015

Dance Dance - Day 2

Good morning and Happy Friday. Yesterday I shared photos from my daughters' dance class and today I am sharing the recital page I created.
The group danced to "It's a Hard Knock Life" from the musical, Annie. The costumes were so perfect!  Back when they performed I created each girl and the teacher a card with this dancer on it. I made a gift bag for my daughter and pulled the cut off the bag to place outside the pockets on this spread.
I made sure not to cover up the openings so that if I need to move things behind it I could.  I thought about placing her in a pocket as I had done on a different dance spread, but I really like how she pops out.
I debated cutting this group shot that we bought, but in the end I went for it. I made a little mistake so the bottom of the photos do not line up perfectly but I love the overall look and the photo is now in an album instead of a box!!

Thanks for visiting.  Have a wonderful weekend.

HERE is a link to the bags and card I made with this dancer on them.

- Project Life Kraft Editon
- Pocket Page Design D by Becky Higgins

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Dance Dance - Day 1

The new dance session has begun for my daughter and she is having a blast working on her new routines for the recital in June. I just finished a few pages in the scrapbook for her dance classes in 2013 (working on catching up and staying current).
This spread is of photos taken during class. I am starting to get comfortable with cutting my photos so they can be placed into 2 different pockets.
I also am getting really comfortable with placing die cuts or embellishments outside of the pockets. It is a perfect mix for me. I still get to add the cuts I want, but use the pocket cards and layouts for faster layouts.
I also like that I can cut things right from the Project Life Cards to have a more uniform look. They cut so well.

Thanks for stopping by tomorrow I am going to share the spread I did form her recital for this class. Any guess what song them might be working with based on the photos??

- Project Life - Maggie Holmes Edition Cards
- Maggie Holmes 8 1/2 x 11 paper form American Crafts
- Pocket Page Design Q by Becky Higgins
- Shall We Dance Cricut Cartridge - dancer cut
- Twinkle Toes Cricut Cartridge - dance cut

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Pocket Full of Love with Die Cuttin' Divas

Welcome everyone.  Hope you are having a good start to your week.  This week at Die Cuttin' Divas we wanted to cheer you up a little bit so our challenge this week is to create projects meant to cheer you up.
I decided to create a little gift bag that can be filled with treats to give to someone who needs a little pick me up. My little bag is about 4 1/2 inches tall and was cut on 1-12x12 sheet of paper. I stuck it together using super sticky red tape (that is the technical term right?)
I enjoy making my bags and boxes out of patterned cardstock so that the inside is white. For the outside decorations I found the sentiment stamp first and searched for a pocket cut to overfill with hearts.
This pocket is from the Old West Cricut cartridge. I actually had to hide some of the mini cuts on it before cutting as it comes with a cute denim design on it. For the hearts inside I used a Paper Lace cut and trimmed off the extra that was not needed.

My first treat box of the year.  I am pleased with it and would love to hear your thoughts. Hope you will create a project meant to cheer someone up this week and share it with us at Die Cuttin' Divas.

- Tags, Bags, Boxes & More Cricut Cartridge - bag
- Paper Lace Cricut Cartridge - hearts in pocket
- Old West Cricut Cartridge - pocket
- Life's A Party Cricut Cartridge - heart
- Pocket Full stamp set from Pink By Design
- DCWV My Sunshine Stack - bag paper
- Amy Tangerine by American Crafts pocket paper
- Rich Cocoa Memento Dew Drop Ink
- Braiding Cord

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Teddy Bear Picnic Sign

Today I want to share with you the simple door sign I created to welcome guests to my cousin's baby shower. The Teddy Bear Picnic was just right for a wooden post type of sign I thought.
 I cut the sign post and arrows all by hand and sanded the paper a little bit.
I went looking for a fun font that almost looked like it had been written by a kid and found this cute one to use- Heartbreaker. I loved the hearts over the i's.
I added on a bear left over from the invites I had created and a little spot of grass and all was set. Now if only I had remembered to share this fun project with you in November...oh well.  Hope you liked it. 

Thanks so much for stopping by. Enjoy your weekend.

- Heartbreaker font
- Create A Critter Cricut Cartridge - grass
- Teddy Bear- Cute Pink Baby Girl Teddy by PPbN Designs - Design ID #40661 Silhouette Store
- Billionaire Cricut Cartridge - bow ties on bears

Friday, January 16, 2015

Teddy Bear Picnic Shower Invites

My cousin is expecting her first baby any day now and is very excited to become a mother. Back in November my mom and I helped her celebrate the arrival with a shower. We selected a Teddy Bear Picnic Theme. I was in charge of the invitations. Here is what I created...
I went looking for a bear and found this cutey in the Silhouette Store. All that was missing was the little bow tie which I gladly added on.
I started my bear assembly line and got to work. These bears not only cut easily they went together well as well.  Soon I had my bears all set. All that was needed was the wording for the invite. I choose this layout after seeing a few like it on Pinterest.
In the end, the invites came together quickly. With the different colored gingham papers as the background and bow ties it all tied together well.

Thanks for visiting. Tomorrow I will share the cute sign I made for the door at the shower.

- Teddy Bear- Cute Pink Baby Girl Teddy by PPbN Designs - Design ID #40661 Silhouette Store
- Billionaire Cricut Cartridge - bow ties on bears
- All Things Pink font for invite wording

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Winter Inspiration with Die Cuttin' Divas

Happy Tuesday everyone. It is time for a new challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas. This week we want you to create projects inspired by this fun winter themed collage.
I took one look at those cupcakes and knew it was what I was working with. Here is the fun birthday card I created for a dear friend.
I started off by finding the perfect snowflake that had a base that would allow me to weld it together to create my card. To hid the fold I cut my top base layer with some fun glitter cardstock.
Creating the cupcake was a simple process - after finding a cupcake I liked (there are some really great ones out there to use). A little embossing to create those frosting swirls and of course a silver cupcake wrapper completed the look.
Head on over to Die Cuttin' Divas for some more inspiration and have fun creating your own projects inspired by our winter collage. Have a wonderful week.

- Paper Trimming Cricut Cartridge - snowflakes
- Celebrations Cricut Cartridge - cupcake
- DCWV glitter card stock

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Take Me Out to the Ball Game

Happy Saturday everyone. I have a goal to stay on top of my Project Life album for 2015. I am going to try and create a page or 2 for each week of the year. Right now we are a little early in the year so I have time to work on all my back up pages. I ordered a ton a pictures about a month ago so now it is just about adding cards and journaling to get things done.
This is a really simple spread I made about a baseball game my daughter went to with her dad and grandfathers.
I used the Azure Edition cards on this page - cutting down 2-4x6 cards to go in my square pockets and layering a 3x4 photo over a 3x4 card.  One of the things I love about Project Life is the way you can use the cards this way.  The more comfortable I get the more I see different ways to play with these cards.

Have a great weekend.

- Project Life Azure Edition cards
- Pocket Page Design Q by Becky Higgins

Thursday, January 8, 2015

A Happy Engagement

It is a great day to celebrate an engagement. My very good friend and co-worker got engaged and I was happy to create this special card just for the couple to help celebrate.
I started with a base using cards from the Project Life - Happy Edition. I really liked this & symbol and the colors and how it looked with the great red and pink cards. I selected a font and after getting it welded together it came out great.
For the inside, I used another card - one just right for an engagement card to continue the look on the inside.  I'm so happy for them both as they start this new journey together.

- Project Life Happy Edition cards
- Always on My Mind Font for names on front.
- Decorative Tile embossing folder by Cuttlebug

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Die Cuttin' Divas - First Sketch of the Year

Welcome everyone!  It is a brand new year with Die Cuttin' Divas, weekly challenge blog. I have enjoyed being a Diva for over a year now and am so excited to be staying with the team. We have a wonderful line up of challenges coming to you this year. Each month our first challenge is usually a sketch challenge. Let's get this new year started.
I created this card using our great and simple sketch by Carson's Creations - only I turned in on its side.
I have been enjoying the print and cut feature of my Cricut Explore more and more with all the Imagine carts I have that now work with it. I printed off a few and found this one was just right for this sketch.
I played with one of my favorite things - washi tape, to create the main stripe in the back and added a little embossed layer around my oval. One of the best things about a sketch is the ability to play around and make it your own.
I decided to carry the washi tape onto the inside of the card as well to finish off the overall look.
I hope you will head over to Die Cuttin' Divas and see what the other DT members have created with this sketch and gather some inspiration for your own creations this week. We offer a prize to one random winner every other week. Just remember you project must include at least one die cut!

- Word of Mouth Cricut Cartridge - mistake image print & cut.
- Decorative Tile embossing folder set by Cuttlebug
- WeRMemory Keepers washi tapes

Friday, January 2, 2015

Dreams Dance Academy Wall

Happy New Year to everyone. I hope you have all recovered from celebrations and are ready for what the New Year will bring. For my daughter it promises to be a year full of dancing. She loves her dance teacher and is happy to be part of her new studio. I love it as well and when I asked if the studio needed anything, her teacher gladly welcomed the idea of a new bulletin board. I was happy to help out.
I created a bunch of dancer frames to place around the bulletin board and accompanied them with text boxes to match what was already in the studio.
The studio colors are pink and black and when I found this black patterned paper I knew it would work great behind the frames I had selected from the Shall We Dance Cricut cartridge.
For the text boxes I used a font called Lobster Two to print and than paste onto a pink backing. The final step was creating a dance frame with a group of dancers to use over the company news section of the wall. In order to do that I used the frame for the others and welded it together with an image from a different cartridge.
It worked out pretty good and cut beautifully. Now the wall is complete and matches the studio look just great.  Here's to dance!!

- Shall We Dance Cricut Cartridge - all single dancer and frames
- Wall Decor & More Cricut Cartridge - group of dances
- Lobster Two font