Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Thank Ewe - Animal Challenge with Die Cuttin' Divas

Happy Tuesday everyone. This week Die Cuttin' Divas is going to the dogs...or any animal you want to work with. This week's challenge is to use an animal on your project.
I am in the process of adding cards to my thank you collection so I selected this cute sheep to make this week.  I found this fun patterned paper and loved the colors of it so I set to work.
A simple and fun card to have on hand when needed.  Of course my sheep needed just a little something extra to make his coat look better. Hope you all get a chance to play along with our animal challenge this week at Die Cuttin' Divas.

- Just Because Cards Cricut Cartridge - thank ewe, sheep
- Cuttlebug embossing folder - Divine swirls

Friday, February 17, 2017

Just a Stitch in Time

My amazing mother just turned 70. I wanted a card for her that said 70 but wasn't silly or reminding her that she is "over the hill" so I went looking for something that might work.
My mom has been sewing my whole life (longer). She made me so many clothes and my sister's prom dresses.  She also is the person who makes my daughter's Halloween costumes every year no matter how specific my daughter gets about things and if no pattern exists. A sewing theme card seemed right.
After doing a print and cut frame, I found a good matching pattern to add to my 70 and added a few touches to make the card stand out. I especially like the stitching idea on the number.
We had a simple but wonderful brunch with a small group of family and friends and pushed my Mom into her 70's with lots of joy.

- Imagine More Cricut Cartridge - A stitch in time frame, pattern for 70
- Storybook Cricut Cartridge - 70
- Just Because Cards - just moved (minus the moved)  

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

My Love Bug

Happy Valentine's Day to all of you. In honor of this wonderful love filled day the weekly challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas is all about those colors we often associated with Valentine's. Show us your pink and red and purple projects this week.
My daughter loves gummy worms so I got her a bag of gummy worms and attached this card to it to tie the theme all together.
I started by cutting some hearts into the backing paper to add more of the solid pink from the card base in.  Once I had all my pieces cut I added some Stickles to my ladybugs spots because well who doesn't love a little sparkle??
I hope you all have a wonderful day of love and friendship and get a chance this week to join in our challenge.

- Create A Critter Cricut Cartridge - lady bug, love bug title
- Just Because Cards Cricut Cartridge - my (taken from larger tag_
- Cotton Candy Stickles
- Patterned Paper from Hello, Love stack by Crate Paper

Monday, February 13, 2017

A Disney Valentine

It is a day before Valentine's Day and I wanted to share this card that I made for my husband this year. We are a Disney family and I love this cute Mickey and Minnie cut.  I used it for a friends autograph book for their honeymoon and have wanted to make my hubby something with it ever since. The fun part of this card is the inside.
I made a little pocket and I wrote a few little love notes (just between me and him love notes) to place in the pocket.  I just used the part of the card that had been cut away to create my pocket. I know he will love it. Have a great start to your week.

- Creative Everyday Cards Cricut Cartridge- card
- png file of Mickey and Minnie
- Plantin Schoolbook - heart.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Smooth Sailing with Disney Transportation

One of our families favorite things at Disney World is taking the boats to the different parks and hotels. During our 2013 Christmas trip we stayed at Wilderness Lodge and took the boat to and from the Magic Kingdom often.
To create this page I combined papers and cards from SNAP! Studios and added my photos and the fun transportation card we got form one of the boat captains.
In order to get this title the way I wanted it I had to play around with the slice feature and cut off the sailboat.  Than I added a letter "o" shape over the original cut to smooth out the letters. I was pretty happy with the turn out.
Thanks for visiting me today.  Have a wonderful day. I hope you sail into the weekend on a high note!!

- Life is a Beach Cricut Cartridge- smooth sailing cut
- Stand and Salute Cricut cartridge - boat 
- SNAP! Studios Say Cheese collection - papers and cards

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Merci - A Sketch Card

Welcome to the first Tuesday of February. It is time for a fun new sketch with Die Cuttin' Divas. I enjoy using sketches to add cards to my collection for when I need them and you can never have enough thank you cards right?
I love this "merci" cut on the Beyond Birthday Cricut cartridge so I decided to use it and some patterned papers to create a card for our great sketch.
I added a little embossing and some gems in place of the hearts on the sketch and it was all set.  In fact I have already written a note and handed it off to a co-worker for their help with a project I was working on.
Have a wonderful week. Hope you get to play along with us this week at Die Cuttin' Divas.

- Beyond Birthday Cricut Cartridge - merci
- Carson Creations sketch
- Tim Holtz embossing folder - swirls