Tuesday, July 26, 2016

It's A Bird... Superhero Projects

Looking for a hero?  Look no further this week at Die Cuttin' Divas we are finding superheroes all over with our Super Hero Challenge.
I have been playing around a lot with print and cut and for this challenge I selected a print and cut hero- Superman. I find some characters just look better (when smaller) when I print them because of all the small pieces from cutting.
I think he looks pretty great from the printer after I flattened the image. I cut all the other layers and words directly with my Cricut.
I made sure that I popped Superman up to stick out and added some stars on the embossed backing. I hope you get a chance to play along with us this week at Die Cuttin' Divas.

- DC Comics Cricut Cartridge - Superman, words
- Smiley Cards Cricut Cartridge -  oval card
- The Paper Studio - stars embossing folder.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Because You Are 3

This week our host at Bitten By the Bug 2 is celebrating a birthday so we are making birthday projects.
That is great for me because my beautiful niece turned 3 last week and she was in town a little bit ago I was able to give her her gift in person.

I love die cuts, but I love that I now have the option to print out layered images that I have flattened with all the layers already together. Thank you Cricut for doing this! For this bag I used a mix of print and cut and traditional cuts.  I also played with the pattern fill option in Cricut Design Space. Never done this well..

1. Select the image you want to fill with a pattern (the back layer of this mat here).

2. Make the image a print image.

3. Once the image is a print image you will have a pattern option in the color area.  Go and find the one you want to use (You can upload your own even)!  That is it.  Super easy.

Here are all the pieces before I put everything together. The white layer was just cut no printing.
I put it all together with some pop up foam so it all stuck out a little more. and my niece loved this fun giraffe.

Hope you can join our birthday celebrations this week at Bitten By the Bug 2.

- Birthday Bash Cricut cartridge - 3 giraffe flattened, balloons flattened
- The First Few Years Cricut Cartridge - photo frame
- Lori's Garden- pattern fill on backing layer.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Chef Mickey's

One of our favorite places to eat when we visit Walt Disney World is Chef Mickey's. We try to go there each time we visit.  For our upcoming trip our whole family will get to join us with Chef's Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Pluto & Donald.
We love the character interactions and they have a pretty good buffet (lots of Mickey shaped foods and desserts).
For this page I used the SNAP Studios pocket page that features a 4x12 opening at the top. I layered several cards and die cuts along with the postcard we got from the restaurant to create my title pocket.
I also added some smaller pieces to other areas like this journaling card. What a fun meal and a fun page of memories.

If you are thinking of making magical memories at Disney World, Disneyland, or other Disney destinations Erik at Destinations Orlando Etc. can be your helpful planner. As an  Authorized Disney Vacation Planner he will work with you to create the all the magical memories you want and there is no additional fee to use an agent. Check out his Facebook Page and contact him for more information about booking your trip.

- SNAP! Studios pocket page Design 9
- SNAP! Studios Say Cheese cards of many sizes & die cuts

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Craft Caddy

Happy Tuesday all.  It is time for a fun challenge with Die Cuttin' Divas and this week we are going 3D. We want to see those fun 3D projects you all are so great at creating.
I was lucky to get a chance to play with this fun stationery caddy from our challenge sponsor The Cutting Cafe. The instructions were so easy to follow with measurements for my Cricut.
The holder is a bunch of mini boxes that you put together and sit inside a larger base.  I elected to make my back boxes (There is a smaller box inside the larger back box) permanent attaching them to the back and base. I left the two front boxes loose.
 Once I had the boxes together and secure I added some additional cuts to decorate my caddy. I put a few of my crafty tools and glues inside to have on my desk. here is what it looks like empty.
Such a fun project and thanks again to The Cutting Cafe for allowing me to play with this file. I hope you will be able to play along with us this week at Die Cuttin' Divas and our 3D challenge.

- The Cutting Cafe - Stationery Caddy
- The First few Years Cricut Cartridge - Tag on front
- Wall Decor and More Cricut Cartridge - create
- Sophisticated Cricut cartridge - heart chain (doubled and welded)

Monday, July 18, 2016

Hug & Kiss Around the World

Happy Monday everyone. It is time for a new challenge at Bitten By the Bug 2 and this week I am hosting.  I decided summer was a great time to travel the globe and see the world so I selected the theme of Around the World/Traveling. Show us your projects featuring a travel theme.
I took the theme very seriously and am sharing a page from our journey around the world - In Epcot at Disney World.
We spent a wonderful evening walking around the world showcase taking photos of us in hugs and kisses in each pavilion.
I started this layout with some great Project Life cards used them not just for the filler pockets but also to cut some of my cuts for the project.
I also used some print and cut banners to label the different countries we were in as well as for my title card.

We had a wonderful night and it fit so great with my theme this week. I hope you come join us and share your travel themed projects with us at Bitten By the Bug 2

- Project Life Prismatic Edition Cards
- Sweethearts Cricut Cartridge - heart xo cut
- Going Places Cricut Cartridge - Globe
- Hello Kitty Font Cricut Cartridge -  hugs and kisses
- CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge - banners
- Mrs. Eaves Small All Caps font for banners
- Paisley Cricut Cartridge - heart with xo

Thursday, July 14, 2016

No Cricut Thursday - Space Mountain

Happy Thursday to you. Here is something I have not done in awhile...NO CRICUT THURSDAY!! - Today I am sharing a project with no die cuts at all. Sometimes I forget I can create without the use of my amazing machines.
Space Mountain has become a favorite ride for my daughter at Walt Disney World. She was super scared the first time, but immediately asked to go again so we ended up  riding it 3 times during our holiday trip.

I needed a page to show off the fun ride photos from each try and these fun overlays for cards were a perfect fit.  I just had to share how fun these are over both photos and other cards.

Have a fun fun day. For more Disney magic in your next trip talk to Erik at Destination Orlando Etc.

- Heidi Swapp overlays for Project Life
- Project Life Playful Overlays
- Project Life Favorite Things Edition - cards

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Picnic Time with Die Cuttin' Divas

The weather has been just right to be outside and maybe even have a picnic with friends and family. This week at Die Cuttin' Divas we are all about picnics and ants (lets's hope ants are only part of your projects and not your picnics.)
For my card I really wanted to use the patterns I have in Cricut Design space.  I used to play with these on my Imagine machine, but now I can add them to cuts on everything I create so I went looking for a perfect picnic blanket.
I just added the pattern to an oval before cutting. I also print and cut the slice of watermelon. All these fun pieces came together for my little picnic card. I hope you are enjoying outside time as well as crafting time this week and maybe join us at DCD for our picnic & ants challenge.

Supplies: (oh boy look at all of them on this card!)
- Block Party Cricut Cartridge - watermelon
- Imagine More Cards Cricut cartridge - pattern on oval
- Everyday paper dolls Cricut Cartridge - basket
- Creative Cards Cricut cartridge - banners
- The First Few Years Cricut Cartridge  - card made from welding a photo mat
- Pink By Design stamps - Summer vacation
- Cuttlebug Embossing folder - decorative tile set
- Recollections flowers

Monday, July 11, 2016

Beach Life with Bitten By the Bug 2

Welcome to another challenge with Bitten by the Bug 2. This week our host wanted to (and hopefully is) headed to the beach. We want to see you beach or pool themed projects.  I am really enjoying getting my scrapbook up to date this summer so I created this title card for a beach trip of ours.
We got to visit Vero Beach for a little sand play during a visit to Florida.
I knew these photos would work great form my project this week but needed a little more inspiration so I selected a sketch to work with as well.
I used Design Space to play with my images and see how it wold work with the sketch and was pleased - did not end up cutting off the waves because I loved how they stretched into the other picture.
The simple touches like the brad that looks like it is sandy and the footprints as those little bubbles in the sketch really worked out in the overall. Thanks for stopping by my day at the beach. I hope you an join us at Bitten By the Bug 2 this week. Enjoy!

I am also going to add this to the 100th Challenge at Cut it Up - Anything Goes.

- Life is a Beach Cricut Cartridge - sand pail tag
- Suburbia Cricut Cartirdge - Beach word
- My Community Cricut Cartridge - Footprints
- Disney Dreams Come True Cricut Cartridge - waves
- Sketch from My Favorite Things Card Challenges found on Pinterest
- Project Life - 5th & Frolic Edition cards