Saturday, February 6, 2016

Cupid Strikes Again Blog Hop!!!

It is time for the... Cupid Strikes Again Blog Hop!!!
Welcome to this co-hop with Die Cuttin’ Diva and Cut It Up. We are so glad that you are joining us today and super excited to share our inspiration with you. We have a line-up of DT members from both teams sharing Valentine projects and we are hoping you enjoy them all. Our teams even had to play cupid and send their project to a fellow team member as a surprise. How is that for sharing the love!
And how about some prizes?
Craftin' Desert Divas ~ 2 digi stamps of choice
KaDoodle Bug Designs ~ 2 - $5.00 certificates
Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbon ~ $15 gift certificate

Cupid’s Rules…
1. Make sure you are a follower on each stop along this hop.
2. Leave a comment on each project and you will be entered
to win one of the prizes.
Prize winners will be announced on Valentine's Day, February 14th.
For my project I created a simple and fun Valentine tag. I created my project for Cindy on the Cut It Up! Team (But it got sent to me by mistake because I wrote the wrong address on the envelope...must have been tired when writing that out).
I started with the fun saying and of course that meant a pencil theme. Using some fun cuts and a little bit of welding I got my pencil to draw the heart and smile all at once. 
This cute pencil is from the Simply Charmed Cricut Cartridge and the font on my lettering is called Always on my Mind. The little hearts I added and welded are from the Life's a Party Cricut cartridge.

Thanks for visiting and joining in on our hop.It has been s much fun joining in this fun day! Enjoy your day and have a sweet Valentine's day next weekend!

Your next stop is...  Leah 
http://mycraftandchatcafe.blogspot.com/

In case you just found this cute hop or got a little lost the full line up in here:

Thanks for spreading the love!

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Turning 8 is Great (a sketch challenge with DCD)

Welcome one and all to a new challenge with Die Cuttin' Divas.  The first Tuesday of the month means....a sketch challenge!!  I love sketches and lately I love using them to make cards for my pocket pages spreads.
I took a very wide and free approach to the sketch. staying away from the heart embellishments and not using an oval around my cake.
But.. when I gathered up cards for my Project Life spread  I knew I could create a fun display mixing my die-cuts and my cards.
See the cake design on the card? What if you create the layers of the card with other cards and make you die cut a cake so the candles go on top?  It totally blew me away when it got it to work just right and it was her 8th birthday so I covered up a few of the candles and - so happy with this.
The overall page turned out pretty good and I had a blast with the sketch. Hope you will too at Die Cuttin' Divas.

Supplies:
- Project Life Fine & Dandy Edition - all cards
- A Child's Year Cricut cartridge - 8
- Stretch your Imagination Cricut cartridge - cake

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

National Chocolate Cake Day

Do you know that tomorrow is National Chocolate Cake Day? That's right a whole day devoted to celebrating one of the most wonderful things on the planet. We could not let this go un-celebrated at Die Cuttin' Divas so this week we want to see your projects featuring chocolate cake or cupcakes(try to resist eating your projects please)!
We tend to enjoy cupcakes (well any sweet really) on random days. For my project I put together this fun pocket page by adding some cute die cuts to the already cute Project Life cards in the Strawberry Edition.
I started with the photos from a fun cupcake tasting we did last winter (when you walk by a cupcake store don't you have to go in and get samples to share?) and added my cuts in a few places.  Of course I had to add a giant cupcake with sparkles to tie it all together.
I am having fun working on my Project Life Pages and finally finishing them off and this week's theme was perfect for this page. Of course now I want to go get more chocolate cake or cupcakes to create a new memory with. Have  sweet week.

Supplies:
- Project Life Strawberry Edition cards
- Create A Friend Cricut Cartridge - cupcake form baker (welded together in places)
- Cherry Limeade Cricut Cartridge (font)

Monday, January 25, 2016

Dancing in the Snow

I hear there has been a little bit of snow on the East Coast this past weekend? Seriously a lot of snow. I hope everyone is safe and warm and getting shoveled out, but I also hope people found some time to have some fun in the snow.  This week the challenge at Bitten By the Bug 2 is to create a project with dancing snowflakes.
I thought my little snow lady looked like she could be dancing under these simple flakes. She is surrounded by a winter play land. I started with an embossed layer of snowflakes before adding her on top.
All this snow makes me want to get just a little here in Illinois - not even close to as much as D.C. got but a little to play in would be great. Hope you have a great week and can join in our dancing snowflake challenge.

Supplies:
- Cuttlebug embossing folder - snowflakes
- Don Juan Cricut Cartridge - snowflakes
- Cricut Decals Cricut Cartridge - snow lady 

Friday, January 22, 2016

The Big Cheese Himself

Happy Friday everyone. Hope you are ending your week on a high spot. Today I wanted to share a fun Disney spread I finished up recently. I did not want to overdo this page as the photos speak for themselves, but I had to jazz up my cards a little bit.
I added in some Mickey head die cuts and some fun embellishments to make these cards just a little more fun.

Have a wonderful Friday and a great weekend all!

Supplies:
- SN@P Studios - Say Cheese cards and embellishments
- Mickey Font Cricut cartridge - Mickey heads

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Come Share some Hot Chocolate with a Die Cuttin' Diva

It is the cold season and things are a little chilly so why not share some hot cocoa with your friends and family? At Die Cuttin' Divas we want to see you fun hot chocolate projects this week.
I found this mug tag on, of all places, the Summer Celebrations Cricut cartridge??? I thought it would make an excellent hot chocolate mug and my project grew from there. I had to go a few different places to find all my pieces.

Once they were all ready things came together with ease.  I really wanted the spoon and marshmallow sticking out so I just weaved the spoon into the tag design before putting it all together. Just like that I turn the summer mug (still confused by it) into my warm hot chocolate card. Have a wodnerful week and share a cup with friends and your projects with us at Die Cuttin' Divas.

Supplies:
- Summer Celebrations Cricut cartridge - mug tag
- Fast Food Cricut cartridge - spoon
- 3 Birds on Parade Cricut cartridge - marshmallows
- Disney Classics Cricut cartridge - Queen of Hearts heart

Monday, January 18, 2016

Be Happy

This week at Bitten By the Bug 2 we are staying with our winter themes. Our host wanted us to share projects made with penguins. What could be cuter??
I really liked this sentiment when I was looking for inspiration and I think it is pretty true.  You can not be sad when looking at a penguin.  These cute penguins from the Zooballoo cartridge were the perfect touch for my sentiment and fun blue patterns.
I hope you get a chance to join in our fun penguin challenge this week at Bitten By the Bug 2. Stay warm and craft on!!

Supplies:
- Zooballoo Cricut Cartridge - penguins
- Design Studio circles with print and cut font.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

No Cricut Thursday - Back for 2016

It has been over a year since my last No Cricut Thursday!!!!  I just love using those die cut machines right?  In all seriousness, I had scaled back on my crafting time to do some other commitment, but now those things have come to an end and I am enjoying more time in my crafting space and have a goal of getting more scrapbooking done this year. So....No Cricut Thursday will return on a regular basis as I share many of the Project Life pages I am putting together and hopefully more projects that use different tools.

Today I want to share 2 layouts I just finished in our Disney album.  Often I do add die cuts to my Pocket pages but for these I just went with stickers and embossing fun.
I need to remember sometimes less is more as I really like both of these fun pages.  Thanks for visiting today and I hope you have a great day. As always I would love to hear your thoughts.
*****One last thought to share with you: If you are planning a Disney trip, Erik at Destination Orlando Etc. (my husband) is a wonderful travel agent to work with. Erik can help you plan a perfect Disney World, Disneyland, or Disney Cruise (plus those over seas parks and Adventures By Disney trips).  Authorized Disney Travel Professionals help make your trip magical all the way and there is no additional cost to using a TA.  Check out his Facebook page and see for yourself.

Supplies:
- Heidi Swapp heart embossing folder
- Project Life Happy Edition - green page
- Project Life Midnight Edition - Phineas and Ferb page