Thursday, April 16, 2015

60 Flower Suprise

Last weekend was my aunt's 60th birthday and family and friends were asked to create cards or letters with memories of her.  My daughter wanted to create a garden for her - using 60 flowers. She told me she needed a little help form the Cricut.
She wanted grass for the bottom and selected this cute cut from the Straight From the Nest cartridge. I welded 2 of them together (after having her tell me to mirror one of them - so smart!) and she put them on the bottom.
She started going through all my flower embellishments and selected carefully what she wanted.

Once she had her flowers laid out, we marked the spots and she drew on the last couple of flowers before we used brads and hot glue to put on the rest.
The final touch was a little sparkle from my Stickles collection. I think this might have been her favorite part of the project. I think my aunt was happy with the results as well.

- Straight From the Nest Cricut Cartridge - grass and stems cut
- Stickles of various colors
- Various flowers. 

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Kilimanjaro Safari

This week the Die Cuttin' Divas are thinking about Zoo Awareness Day. We are creating projects featuring animals you can find in the zoo. I thought it was the perfect time to work on our family Disney album and the wonderful safari ride at Animal Kingdom - featuring all sorts of great animals.
I have had so much fun combining Project Life with my die cuts in these pocket pages. I find the pages fast to complete even with the addition of die cuts and this style is fun as well. Start with your photos and basic cards.
Make changes to cards, cut and add in die-cuts (love these fun animals), and don't forget a little journaling to explain the moments.

WILD times on this adventure and hopefully you get a chance to share  your adventures with us at Die Cuttin' Divas - remember to ROAR and show us your projects featuring animals at the zoo.

- Project Life by Becky Higgins Animal set
- Bits & Pieces Cricut Cartridge - elephant and giraffe cuts
- Destinations Cricut Cartridge - safari cut

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Happy 60th

Today my Aunt Diana (also a crafty gal) turns the big 6-0. Her loving daughter asked her friends and family to put together cards and memories for her.  I decided to put together a list of 60 things I think of when she comes to mind. First I made a card to put them in.
Does this look familiar to you?  I used the current sketch from Die Cuttin' Divas for this card. I switched up the row of 3 at the bottom but for the rest stayed close to this fun sketch.
On the inside I repeated the large circle for a simple note and also included the list I created of different things I think of when my aunt comes to mind.  Hopefully she has a wonderful birthday full of memories.
*You can still play along with our challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas until the end of the day tomorrow.  Hope you get a chance to play along.

- Sketch by Carson's Creations for Die Cuttin' Divas
- Cindy Loo Cricut Cartridge - numbers
- various buttons and floss
- DCWV The Home spun stack - patterned papers

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Bots of Fun with Die Cuttin' Divas Sketch Challenge

Happy Tuesday. The first Tuesday of  April (yeah!) and that means a new sketch challenge with Die Cuttin' Divas. Here is what I created with our fun sketch.
This sketch was a fun one  I loved the idea of the large circle space for my die cut image so I kept very true to the sketch with this one.
After selecting an image I got the base of the card ready as seen above and cut out my cute robot.
Once the little guy was put together I added some glossy accents and some sparkle to his balloon. I got my main inspiration for this card from a cute stamp by Scrappy Mom Stamps -
I repeated the base on the inside of the card so it is all set for a fun message. Thanks for joining us this week at Die Cuttin' Divas.  I hope you get a chance to create using this fun sketch.

- Robotz Cricut Cartridge - robot
- Disney Pooh & Friends Cricut Cartridge - balloon
- Glossy Accents
- Stickles - Platinum 
- Scrappy Moms Stamps - Kids Incorporated set.
- Sketch by Carson's Creations

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Happy Easter

Happy Easter to all.  

I hope you have a wonderful day with family and friends.Here are some of my favorite Easter projects from the past. I love looking back at the fun.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Gotta Be Jazz

This month is Music in Our Schools Month so Die Cuttin' Divas decided to join in the fun.
It just so happens that a few weeks ago was my daughter's concert at school. The title - Gotta Be Jazz. What a perfect way to celebrate music month. The kids were just adorable in the costumes they put together.
For this card I started with a fun flapper (I made 2 cards - one for her music teacher) and pieced her together with the same colors of my daughter's outfit. Once she was all set I placed her on a base - all from the Art Deco Cricut Cartridge.
Once I had the card together I needed to add the title and of course a music note to finish it all off. I used a banner piece from another project and with print and cut on my Silhouette was able to add this piece without problems.
Above is my little flapper during the concert. It was such a great show. Thanks so much for joining me this week and I hope you will join us at Die Cuttin' Divas and our Music In School Challenge.

- Art Deco Cricut Cartridge - flapper, frame
- Hannah Montana Cricut Cartridge - music notes
- Lucky Stitch Card form Silhouette store - banner piece
- Bonnie font

Friday, March 20, 2015

Family Photo Session

I am so lucky to have 3 beautiful nieces and while I do not get to see them as much as I would like I enjoy each moment with them. When my sister had her second I got to go visit right away, but it was several months before we were all together with my parents - we did not let the beautiful day go unmarked. 
Of course it took me a lot longer to print and scrap my photos from that day. When I saw the cards in the Heidi Swapp foil collection for Project Life I knew the wait was worth it. Before printing the photos I added text to each one.
I selected my cards and a few embellishments to add to the layout.

I actually cut one of my 4x6 cards down to size to match the whole look. I love how the colors of the cards match my nieces outfit (one I actually picked out - look close it says something about her awesome aunt!!)

Thanks for visiting and I hope you enjoy the first weekend of Spring.

- Heidi Swapp Foil kit for Project Life