Monday, May 9, 2016

Say Cheese with Bitten by the Bug 2

This week was my week at Bitten By the Bug 2 and I totally forgot to post my project to my own blog...The challenge I selected was due to the fact that May is National Photograph month so I wanted to see projects with a camera on them.
I made this fun 4x4 square for a page of my Disney album. I combined a bunch of wonderful cuts including this fun camera cut on the Formal Occasion cartridge.
It has a few layers and looks great.  I was really happy with this center square.  the page is one of the last ones in our album from our holiday trip a few years back and all the cute shots that did not have a home elsewhere.
I know I am late the party but I hope you might get a chance this weekend to join in our challenge at Bitten by the Bug 2.

- Formal Occasion Cricut cartridge - camera
- Graphically  Speaking Cricut cartridge - memories
- Kate's ABCs Cricut cartridge - font for magical
- Mickey and Friends Cricut cartridge - mouse ears
- Project Life Sunshine Edition heart card

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

May Sketch with Die Cuttin' Divas.

Good day everyone!  It is the first Tuesday of May and that means it is time for a new sketch challenge with Die Cuttin' Divas.
This fun sketch was one I thought needed to be turn on its side. Once I did that I had a great idea to make a fun dance card.
I love this cut and use if for a lot of my dance creations (so never thought I would have a lot of them but with a dancing daughter I get so much fun making dance gifts and cards.)
Once I had the cut done and had my papers selected I was looking for a finishing touch and that is when I got  the idea to eave the ribbon into the dancers for a little something extra. Different and fun.
Here is my dancing girl at her first competition. Now there is only one more to go this year.  It has been such a fun first year on dance team for her. Hope you can join in our fun sketch challenge this week at DCD.

- Wall Decor and More Cricut cartridge - dancers
- Pink By Design Capture Life stamp  set.
- Sketch by Carson's Creations.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Mother's Day with Bitten By the Bug 2

Mother's Day is coming right around the corner so this week at Bitten By the Bug 2 our theme is for Mom's.  We want to see cards with flower vases or bouquets.
I started with this fun vase full of flowers from Kate's ABCs and added on the letters form the same cart to complete my card. Of course I thought my Mom deserved a little sparkle as well.
For the base of the card I used an edger to tear a piece away. I love the paper I had in my collection and when I tore it i felt it looked even better. Added another torn piece to the inside as well.  I hope you get a chance to join us this week.

- Kates's ABCs Cricut Cartridge - all cuts on card.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

April Symbols with Die Cuttin' Divas

April has a bunch of symbols that represent it. The birthstone is a diamond and the flower is the daisy.  The astrological signs are Aries and Taurus.  This week the Die Cuttin' Divas want to see your projects featuring April symbols.
I love daisies - just so fun and happy right? That is how I started my card, with a fresh bunch of daisies to let someone know I am thinking of them.
I set the bouquet on a simple wood grain background before adding some special centers on my flowers.
A happy bunch of flowers for someone special I am thinking about right now. I hope you get a chance to join us this week for our fun April symbols challenge.

- Alphalicious Cricut Cartridge - Thinking of You
- Sweethearts Cricut Cartridge - Daisy bouquet
- Maggie Holmes collection from American Crafts - wood paper

Monday, April 25, 2016

My Kind of Rain

April Showers bring May flower they, say so this week at Bitten By the Bug 2 we want to see those projects featuring an umbrella.
I started off with this cute bird from the 3 Birds on parade cart (so many cute birds on that one).  I thought he needed a puddle to splash in so I added one for him and made it just a little shiny.
This cute stamp was expressing just what I wanted when I thought of who I could give this card to.
Hopefully you get a chance to join us this week at Bitten by the Bug 2 but hopefully it is all sunshine and happiness and not a bunch of rain.

- 3 Birds on Parade Cricut Cartridge - Bird with umbrella
- Create a Critter Cricut Cartridge- puddle
- Pink By Design - sentiment stamp
-  Glossy Accents on puddle and raindrops.

Monday, April 18, 2016


Happy Monday everyone. It is time for a fun new challenge with Bitten By the Bug 2. This week we have the fun task of creating music themed projects. Last week was my daughter's final choir concert of the year so I had a perfect reason to create this card.
Can you figure out the theme??  It was called A Motor Town Dream and it was such fun watching them all sing the best of Motown.
I started with the fun fashion models on the Forever Young cartridge and it all came together. I wanted them to look like a classic Motown group.
I found this music note paper in my collection (the old bins) and knew it would work for my background. The concert was such a fun night and she had a blast as always.
Hope you have a great week and get a chance to join in our music challenge.

- Forever Young Cricut Cartridge - 3 ladies and dresses
- Nifty 50's Cricut Cartridge - record
- Gills San Ultra Bold font - otwn
- Black Diamond Stickles

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Library Day with Die Cuttin' Divas

This week at Die Cuttin' Divas we are celebrating National Library Day so we want to see projects with books on them. I can not believe I had a hard time figuring out what to do for this one..I LOVE BOOKS!!!
In the end, I came up with this simple card. I was looking at my stamps and papers and found a good grouping to work with.
I wanted it to be simple (after several ideas that I knew I would not be able to work on fully but maybe soon) so this cute book was just right. The stamp fit right into the book when I was ready for it. Hope you get to get caught up in a good book and some crafting this week for our challenge. 

- A Child's Year Cricut Cartridge - book
- Pink by Design Speech Bubbles stamp set
- American Crafts Maggie Holmes paper - wood pattern
- DCWV Vintage Collector stack - flowered paper.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Histio Heroes 5K - Sports Theme Challenge

This week the Die Cuttin' Divas are getting active and celebrating being fit. The challenge this week is all about SPORTS! Show us your Sports themed projects and join in the fun.
We take part in the Histio Heroes 5K each year (one of my co-workers has a son with histiocytosis so we are happy to help the team.) The above card above is the title card for the Project Life spread I created for the race last fall.
I selected cards from the Project Life Prismatic Edition for the pockets and used other cards in the collection to cut my title and image from. I love being able to use these cards in this way and it is fun to mix and match the cards and patterns to create the cuts.
I hope you have a wodnerful week and maybe join in or fun sports themed challenge this week.  
- Carton Six font
- Sports Mania Cricut Cartridge - running girls
- Project Life Prismatic Edition - cards
- Project Life Page - Design G (my favorite)