Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Get Outside with Die Cuttin' Divas

It is time to celebrate the Great Outdoors.  This week at Die Cuttin' Divas we want to see your projects celebrating camping, beaches and more outside fun. What is more fun than being outside in a tree house?

I made this fun card to send to my cousin who hosted our family reunion this month. He has built the most amazing tree house and all the kids played in it for hours.
I did a little embossing before putting all my pieces together for this fun tree to add a little texture. Everything went together for my tree house and swing with no problems.
Hope you are getting a chance to be in the great  outdoors this week (with a little time inside to be part of this challenge with Die Cuttin' Divas). Thanks for stopping by.

- Girls Only svg from KaDoodle Bug Designs (old)
- Pink By Design - Capture Life stamp
- Pinstripe embossing folder
- Swirls embossing folder by Cuttlebug

Monday, July 27, 2015

Project Life Rainbow

Summer is coming to an end faster than I wanted and I still have so many projects I want to start and finish. Number one on my list is finishing our Disney album form our holiday trip. I decided the best way to face this task was to go to the rainbow.
I have a Project Life rainbow of boxes (yes I put them in this order to be a pleasing look) and I decided that the hardest part for me is selecting the right cards so I took the weekend and did it.
I went though each box and collection of pocket scrapbooking cards  I have and selected cards for each page. Now all I need to do is go back and add the journaling, titles and finishing touches I love.

The hard part  is over so get ready to see some finished pages this week.

Hope it is a good one!!

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Third Grade

We are getting closer and closer to the start of a new school year. That means it is time to make sure the school scrapbook is caught up from last year. This is the teacher and class photo spread for third grade.
Names have been removed from class photo in Photoshop
I took my color inspiration from my daughter's outfit. I went to my paper stash and found the DCWV Lemon Flower Stack and matching 4x6 mini stacks - they worked perfectly for this spread.
I used the font that I cut my title with to make the simple print and cut rectangles for the teachers names. Such a great and simple feature of Cricut Design Space
Soon I will have the photos for the brand new school year ready for their layout - crazy that it is already time for 4th grade.

Thanks for visiting today. Hope you are having a wonderful last few week's of summer.

- Cursive 101 Cricut Cartridge - lettering
- DCWV Lemon Flower Stack (2011)

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Christmas in July with Die Cuttin' Divas

Welcome to a new challenge with Die Cuttin' Divas. This week we will celebrate Christmas in July with your Christmas themed projects.  I decided to make a fun and simple shape card.
I started out by selecting a wreath cut I liked as my card base.  I made an extra copy  of the base and mirrored it before welding the two shapes together for my base. (Cricut Design space even allows you to add a scoring line to your cards for easy folding).
The card cut out great and so I was able to make the wreath for the top with no problems.
The final touch was to add these stick on gems instead of the circles that are part of the cut file. I admit it took me awhile to get them all stuck on, but I really love the look. The touch of some red Stickles topped my bow.

I hope you can join our fun Christmas in July challenge this week.

- Celebrate With Flourish Cricut Cartridge - wreath cuts
- Xmas Red Stickles
- Irock heating tool
- stick on gems

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Angry Bird Happy Birthday

Making the right birthday card for a young boy can be hard I think. They know what they like and if you get it right they are thrilled. Lucky for me - this time I know what the birthday boy really likes - Angry Birds!!
I went searching for an image to use and was able to find a print and cut image in a matter of moments. I also created the birthday banner and print and cut everything I needed to put the card together.
Once I had all my pieces ready to go I put things together on a blue base card.
The hardest part was getting the twine onto the card and wrapped around my "Y" that I had drawn some a wood like pattern on.  In the end, I was happy with the results for this upcoming birthday boy!! Thanks for stopping by to see what I am working on.

My Sheri CRAFTS #161 Child's Birthday 

- Angry Bird.png file from Mobile Home Mommy (will not be selling image)
- Plantin Schoolbook - grass
- CTMH Art Philosophy - banner piece
- Cena font - banner type
- Arial Rounded Font - Y - for slingshot

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Sprinkled With Love

Time for a new challenge with Die Cuttin' Divas and this week we are celebrating Ice Cream because July is National Ice Cream Month (grab two scoops and join in the fun!). Here is the card  I made for our new challenge.
I found the sentiment stamp first and that meant I needed a fun sundae with sprinkles.  I found this cute one and the card just came together right.
To make the card extra fun I made sure the cherry and sprinkles were extra shiny with some Glossy Accents (love how they make them shine!)
For the sentiment, I used some pop  up dots to make it stick out a little from the card.

Now I am off to get my own ice cream treat (maybe one each day this month, just to celebrate). I hope you enjoy a treat and get some time to play along with us this week at Die Cuttin' Divas. Thanks for visiting. I always enjoy to hear what you think.

Other Challenges:
Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #255 Summer Treats

- Birthday Bash Cricut cartridge - sundae
- The First Few Years Cricut cartridge - frame and banner
- Pink By Design - stamp

Friday, July 10, 2015

Talking Mickey

Did you know that you can now visit with Talking Mickey Mouse at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World? It is such a fun experience.  When we visited with  him, he did magic tricks and roared like a lion with our daughter.
For this page I layered a bunch of different elements to get my end look. I started with the cards and elements from the SN@P! Studios Say Cheese collection.
Once  I had selected the right cards and elements I got to work layering everything just the way I wanted. I admit I am picky so this took me awhile (it took awhile to pick  the right cards!!)
In the end, I layered small 2x2 cards and tags with some fun brads and element pieces to get it all the way I pictured it in my mind. The final touch was adding the date onto  my card. For this I used a combo of 2 mini-stampers
We  had so much fun during this meet and greet at the Magic Kingdom. Thanks so much for visiting my blog today.  I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

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- SN@P! Studios Say Cheese 3x4, 4x6, Snap Pack and Brads
- Heidi Swapp - date stamper
- Dear Lizzy - date stamper