Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Friends are the Chocolate Chips of Life

Who is ready for a new challenge with Die Cuttin' Divas? This week we are asking you to play with embossing (dry or heat). I have so many embossing folders that I thought it would be fun to play with several of them to create a card.
I went to my folders and selected ones I liked and embossed the craft brown paper. From there I started thinking about food (it might have been lunch time) and I found a sentiment stamp that inspired the rest of the card. 
I decided to use these print and cut die cuts for this card because the colors worked so well with the embossed pieces.  I was almost all set, but felt the embossing needed more color behind it so I added another layer that I printed using a pattern from my Cricut Collection. 
The final look was just what I wanted.  I popped the cookie dough and cookies up a little bit so they would stand out against the embossing and it was all done. I admit I also went on and embossed a bunch of other things that will be appearing in some of my other projects soon.  Hope you can join int he fun this week at Die Cuttin' Divas.

We also have an AMAZING Sponsor for this Challenge!
One of our Awesome Design Team Members is offering
up an Awesome Stamp set from CTMH
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Have a Great Day.

- Kate's Kitchen Cricut Collection (Imagine) - cookie dough and cookies
- The Good Old Days Cricut Collection (Imagine) - filler pattern for back layer
- Embossing Folders - Circut - Decorative Tiles, Spots & Dots, Honeycomb & Charles
- Embossing Folders -  The Paper Studio - medium polka dots & Mesh texture

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

You're a Fungi! Masculine Theme with Die Cuttin' Divas

Happy Tuesday.  It is time for a new challenge with Die Cuttin' Divas.  This week we are gearing up for Father's Day and want to see your masculine themed cards (featuring a die cut of course).
I saw this on a t-shirt the other day and felt it would make the perfect Father's day card so I just had to make it.
I used print and cut magic to put my sentiment on the card and layered the washi tape and totally cool mushroom on top after adding some embossing.  I have a feeling my Dad will get a good laugh on this one.

Hope you can join us this week over at DCD.  Our sponsor for the week is.

- Feeling Groovy - mushroom (sliced with a smile)
- Sunglasses svg image
- Glossy Accents on top of glasses
- ARCena font for sentiment (print and cut)
- Croc Texture embossing folder from The Paper Studio
- We R Memory Keepers washi tape

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Sick? Ick! June Sketch Card with Die Cuttin' Divas

Happy summer to all!  It is the first Tuesday of the month and that means a new sketch challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas. This fun challenge blog was my design home for so long and I am happy to say that I am returning to the design team for the summer so come and play along with the sketch challenge and more this summer.  A new challenge is posted every Tuesday!
This week we have a great sketch to work with. I made this get well card for someone very special to me who really needs it right now.
I started with the sketch in my mind and found this stethoscope cut to use with a large heart behind it. I wanted some pattern so I added the backing paper and more touches of the blue as my flags.

I hope you are having great summer weather and get a chance to join us this week at DCD.

- Dr. Checkup Cricut collection - stethoscope
- Designer's Calendar Cricut collection - heart (stretched)
- Sketch by Georgiana from Carson's Creations

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Packed My Heart with Die Cuttin' Divas

I can not tell you how excited I am to be the Guest Diva this week at Die Cuttin' Divas.  I love being able to work with this team.  It is the first Tuesday of the month and that means a sketch challenge.  I made this little card for a friend who has a loved one out of town right now.
Working with the sketches that Georgina makes for the Diva team is always fun and this one worked great for the idea in my mind.
Once I had a plan in my mind I was able to design and prepare everything online before cutting it all out. I love that I can add wording to simple shapes and than print and cut them to add to my card.

The final card needed a little embossing and some glossy accents to give it some dimension but in the end it came together nicely and is all set for this fun sketch challenge.  I hope you will join the divas this week at Die Cuttin' Divas.

- Going Places Cricut Collection - suticase
- Designers Calendar Cricut Collection - heart
- Cricut Sans font - sentiment and Miss You
- 5x7 polka dot embossing folder
- Skecth by Carson's Creations
- Glossy Accents added to heart and dots

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Throwback Thursday - Dance Cards

Today's Throwback Thursday  (projects I created buy never shared) I have some recital cards. I try to match my daughter's costumes to the cards I make for her dance teachers. Sometimes this is easier than others.  For the last recital (June 2017) I used some cool png image files of different styles of dance to create cards for her teachers.
I had some great glossy black and white paper in my paper stash so after I got that selected I added simple ovals form Design Space and added the dancers before cutting the ovals.  I added some colored ovals to match the costume colors.
You can see the inspiration for this one based on the costume. I made bunch of these for teachers and fellow classmates as well. Everyone loved them and it was a great recital. I had forgotten all about these cards until I was looking around my photos and found them.  Wanted to share as we get ready to head to another dance competition.

Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Grandma's Recipe

I am across a cute pumpkin pie cutting file from Printable Cuttable Creatables and knew I had a scrapbook page that  could use it.
I already had the photos waiting for me and had made added a title to the page by adding it to my photo before printing it so this page just needed some PL cards and a little life added onto it to be finished.
I selected matching cards from the Cinnamon Edition and got to work on the slice of pie. The cut has much more detail to it, but I wanted a simple image so I took out a few layers (the cut is super cute with everything!)
In the end my slice of pie was just the right addition to my page and I was able to check another memory page off my list.  Thanks for visiting my blog today. I am having fun in my little moments of spare time during show week getting projects I had started awhile ago all finished.  I hope you have a great day!

- Project Life - Cinnamon Edition
- Printale Cuttable Creatables - pumpkin pie slice