Tuesday, September 1, 2015

All Dogs Go to Heaven

Good day to everyone. It is the first of September and the first Tuesday of the month and that means - a new sketch from Die Cuttin' Divas. I had a sad reason to create my card, but I am happy with how it turned out...
Sadly, a good friend lost their dog recently so I wanted to send a card to them letting them know I was sorry for their loss. The sketch for this week was just right for my card.
I started with my base and added some embossing to the circle part of the sketch.
I made my puppy angel and added him on with some large zots so he would be popped up a little.
I created the polka dot accents by placing washi tape onto some white paper and then used a hole punch to cut them out.
I am happy I can create a kind cad at times like these for the people I care for.  I hope you all are well and get a chance to join in our sketch challenge this week at Die Cuttin' Divas.

- Sweethearts Cricut Cartridge - puppy
- Once Upon a Princess Cricut Cartridge - angel outfit halo 
- Cuttlebug Cross My Heart Embossing folder
- Recollections Washi tape

Monday, August 31, 2015

Back to School with Bitten By the Bug 2

Happy Monday everyone! It is time for a new challenge at Bitten By the Bug 2. This week our host, Emily, has asked us to create Back to School projects featuring school supply images. When looking at my daughter's back to school photos from last year the backpack really stuck out to me so I went with it for my project this week.
This is the same backpack she used in Kindergarten and she decided to use it again this year. I went looking for the perfect backpack image for my layout and found the fun notebook pages on the Printing 101 cartridge.
Once I had the base of the layout the way I wanted it I needed a title. I found the one on wanted on the Designers Calendar cartridge, but needed to make it work on both a light and dark background. with some creative trimming I made it work.
A few added embellishments and a journaling box finished off the layout.
Hope you like it. Thanks for joining me this happy Monday. I hope you will take time to check out the other Back to School projects created by the wonderful BBTB2 design team and maybe join in the fun. Make it a great week.

- Printing 101 Cricut Cartridge - Backpack notebook paper
- Designers Calendar Cricut Cartridge - "school starts"
- DCWV - A Type of Art stack - printed "school starts" paper
- Colorbok Beach House double sided paper - main papers
- DCWV - Vintage Collector - journal box, heart stickers & washi tape


Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Feeling Groovy Love

Happy day to all. Hope you are feeling groovy this Tuesday. This week for the challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas we are celebrating decades. I decided to go with the 60's groovy times vibe.
I found this fun love cut out and thought it would make a fun shape card. It went together great with a little copy/paste action and mirroring the design before welding it.
Once I had the design ready I went looking for the right colors. I have so much paper so this can take awhile, but I found some great bright colors to work with.  
I got it all placed out and cut quickly. It turned out fun especially with the added embossing touches.
I hope you can join us this week at Die Cuttin' Divas- pick a decade and create a fun project showing it off. Make sure to label your decade and tell what die cuts you used. Have a great week. 

- Feeling Groovy Cricut cartridge - love cuts
- Cuttlebug Polka dots embossing folder.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Celebrate Friendship

Friends are important so this week at Bitten By the Bug 2, we are celebrating friendship as our challenge.  I have a bunch of friends I do not get to see very often so this sentiment stuck out to me and I build my card around it.
This simple card (which was very hard to photograph due to my silver paper) was created with the Paper Trimmings cartridge. I cut the star frame and additional stars to layer on top.
I love how it turned out and was able to send it to a friend I needed to send a thank you. I hope you can join us this week at BBTB2 for our celebrate friendship challenge.

- Paper Trimmings Cricut Cartridge - star circle, moon and stars (with moon contoured out)
- Pink By Design Stamp of the Month set Feb. 2013

Sunday, August 23, 2015


Happy Sunday. I came across a fun sketch challenge this week and was hoping I would get to play along with it. Lucky for me, I got some time this afternoon to play along.
This is the card I made for the CAS(e) This Sketch! challenge (CAS = Clean and Simple). I love this fun and clean sketch.
I really enjoyed making this simple card.  I used some papers I had not touched in awhile and love the overall look. Of course I added a little bling as well.
I had a blast playing along.  Have a great week everyone.

- DCWV Black Currant stack papers
- Wall Decor & More Cricut Cartridge - telephone
- Wild Card Cricut Cartridge - hello

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Let's Celebrate with Die Cuttin' Divas

It is time to celebrate with Die Cuttin' Divas. This week we want to see your projects celebrating anything. For my project I created a special birthday bag.
I started with a store bought gift bag in the size I needed and added my designs on top.
I selected my images - how can you not love this fun rhino - and planned everything out on my computer before cutting. Everything cut well and the layers went together well. This rhino head was pretty top heavy with all his layers but on the bag he was not a problem.
I added a little sparkle in a few places to finish off the look of the bag. The birthday boy was super happy with it (yes he noticed before getting to the gift!!).
I hope you are celebrating something this week as well.  Hope you can join in with Die Cuttin' Divas Let's Celebrate Challenge. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great week.

- Animal Antics Cricut Cartridge - rhino with balloons
- Birthday Cakes Cricut Cartridge - all lettering (Happy Birthday is pre-made cut)
- Stickles in Firefly and Lagoon

Monday, August 17, 2015

Berry Sweet

It is a berry sweet day. Our host at Bitten By the Bug 2, Brenda, has asked us to showcase those wonderful summer fruits we all love to enjoy on the hot days of the season. I went with strawberries because they happen to be my daughter's favorite.
The whole thing really got started with this fun rainbow of ribbons I had in my collection. I loved the colors and thought they would work  great so I placed them onto a card base. I set them aside waiting for the right inspiration.
Strawberries work perfect with these fun colors.  I added cute Peachy Keen faces and some white seeds to make them even more fun.
Sitting a top a embossed base and a simple sentiment - that matched pretty perfectly were the finishing touches.

Thanks for visiting with me today. I hope you get a chance to play along with us at BBTB2 this week - show us your fun summer fruits. Remember this is a Cricut based challenge so some Cricut cut needs to be used.

- Preserves Cricut Cartridge - strawberries
- Alphalicious Cricut Cartridge - scalloped circle tag
- Amy Tangerine ribbon collection
- Pink By Design Orange You Awesome stamp set
- Peachy Keen Simple Simon 1 1/8 faces
- Zig writer Chalk collection

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Sail Away with Die Cuttin' Divas

It is time to sail away with a new challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas. This week we want to see your nautical themed projects - sailboats, anchors and more.
I got this adorable sailboat from Miss Kate Cuttables and have been waiting to use it. I also found the perfect paper I think...
Cutting out images from Miss Kate Cuttables is super easy - once you separate the image (I used Silhouette Studio for this) you can place the layers all over your mat and cut all the colors at one time.
Putting everything together is a breeze (ha sailing pun!).  I found a simple stamp to pull it all together and it was ready to go.
Hope you can get time to sail away this week and create a project for our challenge. Have a wonderful week.

- Miss Kate Cuttables - sailboat
- Pink By Design - Summer vacation stamps
- Recollections Nautical paper
- Cuttlebug 5x7 polka dots embossing folder