Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Birthday Celebration with Die Cuttin' Divas

Happy Tuesday! Happy Birthday as well (to all those celebrating in September) which is what we want to celebrate at Die Cuttin' Divas this week.  Show us your birthday projects.
I made this fun birthday card to have on hand for upcoming birthdays (my supply was getting a little low).  In order to get started I decided to just open a new package of paper and use only those colors for my card before I sorted the colors into my stash.
I like how these colors go with each other so well - and the card could be for a man or a women. Once I had my color combo I selected my images and cut them out.  I added a few extra touches with some embossing and a little bow.
The final touch was the sentiment on the inside. I love this fun birthday sentiment. (Who doesn't love treats on their birthday - cake or otherwise).
A happy week to  you all and thank you  so much for visiting my little craft space today! I hope you can join us at Die Cuttin Divas this week.

- Pretty Pennants Cricut Cartridge - Cake pennant
- Sizzix embossing folder - Tim Holtz swirls
- Fiskars Make a Wish Quotes stamps

Monday, September 19, 2016

Sweet As Pie

As we get further and further into the fall I know many enjoying apple picking.  This week at Bitten By the Bug 2 our hostess wants to see projects featuring apples so that is just right.
I thought...hmm apples make great pie and that is where my card started. I wanted the sentiment "Sweet as pie" but that was not in my library so...
*Un-group image if needed and hide the things you want in the contours. Do the same with all images. I added PIE to the original ad used the slice feature to add it in. 
I found 2 cuts and put them together after some contouring and slicing. I love that I can do this on Design Space.
Next for this card I played around with patterns - if you select print instead of cut you can go in and add patterns to your cuts.  I thought this rolling pin would be better in a wood grain and the backing needed a table cloth feel.  Such fun ways to play.

Thanks for visiting with me today.  I hope you get a chance to play with us at Bitten By the Bug 2.

- Just Because Cards Cricut Cartridge - sweet as honey, sweetie pie, apple
- Country Life Cricut Cartridge - pie and rolling pin
- Hey Diddle Diddle Cricut Cartridge - pattern for back layer
- Snapshot fills in Cricut - wood grain

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

My Smiles Begin with You!

Good day all. Happy Tuesday. It is the first Tuesday of September and time for a new sketch challenge with Die Cuttin' Divas.
This fun card was made using our sketch for this week.
I wanted to use this sentiment stamp on my project so I found an image to fit it and this one seemed like a cute idea for my hubby.
A little print and cut and embossing for the added hearts not on the cut and my card was completed.
Hope you get a chance to play along with our fun sketch this week at DCD!

- Smiley Cards Cricut Cartridge - love faces
- Blast Off Cricut Cartridge (originally Imagine) heart pattern
- Cuttlebug Embossing folder

Monday, September 5, 2016


Welcome to September everyone.  It is the first challenge of the month for Bitten By the Bug 2 and this week our host, Susan, asked us to use a pair of glasses on our projects.
I love the retro look of these glasses and they matched my sentiment stamp so well. I also really loved the added touch of this embossing folder.
All the stars on the project are the stars that are part of the glasses cut.  I just made them bigger to add onto the card.  Such fun. Hope you can join us this week at Bitten By the Bug 2.

- Nifty 50's Cricut Cartridge - glasses
- Pink By Design Spectacular stamp set
- Cuttlebug embossing folder - Traffic Jam
- Stickles - Star dust

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Disneymoon Autograph Book

This week at Die Cuttin' Divas it is Anything Goes as we end the month of August. It is so time I shared this fun project. Back in July my dear friend got married in an amazing carnival themed wedding.  For her honeymoon she got to finally go to Disney World, it was her first trip and she got her wish to meet Belle. I made her an autograph book to bring on her honeymoon - I mean Disneymoon.
I found this great png image of Mickey and Minnie almost kissing and made it the center of my design. From there I worked to design the mini book.
This cute paper was a great choice for cover my book covers. I used so 5x8 grungeboard (it is a little ore flexible) to make the album so the pages would be big enough to add photos later on.
The inside cover included the couples name and dates using print and cut. I am so pleased with how this book turned out and the couple had a blast on their trip (I enjoyed all the stories afterwards. I hope you can play along with our Anything Goes challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas this week.
- Mickey and Minnie png
- Mickey Font Cricut Cartridge- Disney
- Walt Disney Script Font - moon
- The First Few Years Cricut Cartridge - yellow frame
- Hannah Montana Cricut Cartridge - heart
- Cinch machine for binding
- Tim Holtz grungeboard- basic

Monday, August 29, 2016

Back to School with Bitten By the Bug 2

It is the season of Back to School (My daughter started 2 weeks ago and I started last week!) so it is the perfect time for Back to School projects with Bitten By the Bug 2.
I made this card for my daughter's first day of school. I wanted a school bus card so I used this cute one from Locker Talk.  I decided that I would create the card using the outline layer - just copy and flip that image, line them up and weld together!
Once the card was put together I felt the windows needed a little shine to them so I added some Glossy accents to make that happen.
Hope you and yours get back to school without much fuss and you can join in the fun this week at Bitten By the Bug 2.

- Locker Talk Cricut Cartridge - bus
- Glossy Accents - windows 

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Happy Birthday with Die Cuttin' Divas

It is time to celebrate the months birthdays with Die Cuttin' Divas. Share with us your birthday themed projects and join in the fun.
For this cute gift bag I played with the Imagine cartridges and pattern fill option on Cricut Design Space. I selected some fun images from Imagine More Cards and added an extra layer behind them,which I filled with a pattern from a different cartridge.
Once I had these printed out I did not feel it was complete so I added the banner piece which I also filled with an additional pattern.  It is easy  to do this -
1. Select the image or cut and turn it into a print image.
2. Go to the color selection area and click on patterns.
3. Choose the pattern you want from those you have.
Once I had all my layers printed and cut our I used some pop up squares and ribbon for my  final gift bag look. Hope you can join us in our Birthday celebration challenge this week.

- Imagine More Cards Cricut Cartridge - Happy Birthday with Cake
- Lori's Garden Cricut Cartridge - pattern fill for additional oval
- The First few Years Cricut Cartridge - banner piece
- Hey Diddle Diddle Cricut Cartridge - pattern fill for banner piece

Monday, August 22, 2016

Summer Flowers with Bitten By the Bug 2

Summer flowers are in full bloom around - which might be why our host at Bitten By the Bug 2 asked us to create projects with summer flowers on them this week.
I started by selecting flowers to use on this project - there are so many great ones out there to use.  I liked the pitcher on this which is why I selected the in the end.
I wanted my card to not just be a simple fold so I used a fun tri-fold card and added an additional flower on the inside. The final touch was a little sparkle to my flowers.  Summer flowers that last year round right?  Hope you can play along with us at Bitten By the Bug 2 this week.

- Country Life Cricut Cartridge - flowers in pitcher and flower pot
- Phrases Cricut Cartridge - tri fold card
- Stickles: Cotton Candy, Waterfall & Burgundy