Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Craftin' Desert Divas Sneak Peak Day

Today I'm lucky to be joining the Craftin' Desert Divas July Stamp Release with the members of the Die Cuttin' Divas Design Team!!
Welcome to Day 4 of Craftin' Desert Divas July stamp release party!! Each day the CDD DT will be giving you a sneak peek at one of the five new stamp sets. Then, on Friday and Saturday, they will have a blog hop with prizes each day. 
Today we are showcasing the 
All Star Sports Stamp Set.
All of the new stamps are 4x6 and Made in the USA.
Stamps will be available to order on Friday.

Here are the projects I created:

First off is a fun card for your sports stars. I used a cute trophy cut from Locker Talk and fun shaped card. I had the perfect embossing folder to match my polka dot paper.

For my second project I used a cute volleyball themed stamp from the All Star Sports stamp set.
I really wanted the volleyball to pop on the card so I enlarged it on Design Space until I was happy with the look of the card. 
My Design Space screen capture
We hope you will stop by the Craftin' Desert Divas Shop and the Craftin' Desert Divas Gallery Facebook group. We would love for you to join us and share your creations with us using Craftin' Desert Diva's stamps. In this group we show previews first, have giveaways and much more!!

They are giving away a Sneak Peak Prize at Craftin' Desert Divas. The more blogs you leave comments on the better chance you have to win.  Thanks for visiting my blog. I would love for you to come again soon or become a follower. I always love hearing your thoughts. Thanks again.

- Craftin' Desert Divas All Star Sports Stamps
- CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge - shape card base and layers,
   flag on volleyball card
- Locker Take Cricut Cartridge - trophy
- Accent Essentials Cricut Cartridge - star burst
- Sophisticated Cricut Cartridge - banner piece
- Sports Mania Cricut Cartridge - volleyball player and ball
- Glossy Accents
- Paper Studio Medium Polka Dots embossing folder

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Christmas In July with Die Cuttin' Divas

Happy Tuesday all and welcome to the Christmas in July Challenge with Die Cuttin' Divas. The challenge is pretty clear - create a fun holiday projects to share.
I made a gift tag for a fun present as my project. I started with a simple base tag (one that could be folded as a card as well) and added the torn snow layers using an edger
The final holiday touches was this cute image of children and a tree and a simple sentiment stamp that fit the cut I made for a banner piece perfectly.
Thanks for visiting today and I hope you will create a Christmas project to share with us for this week's challenge.

- Tags, Bags, Boxes and More Cricut Cartridge - tag card
- A Child's Year Cricut Cartridge - child tree image
- Wild CardCricut Cartridge - banner for sentiment
- Fiskars deckle tear edger
- Sentiment stamp from Holiday stamp set found at Hobby Lobby 2011

Monday, July 21, 2014

Dance Party Redo

Do you ever look back at a project - mainly a scrapbook layout and think - yuck...I could do better?  Often I see how I have grown and changed in style and do not care but every now and then I think, why did I do it that way and not this way or I see a chance to fix something and I go for it. That is the case with today's new layout.
I created a layout for this part of our Disney surprise trip 2 years ago. Now having only 3 pages left to finish the album (seriously been too long) I decided to destroy the old double spread and create a new 1 page layout instead - which works so well for the album.
I kept the same color palette and the title cut basically in tack. I changed the circle title to a square with fun polka dot cuts outs ad used the left over dots all over the page.
Washi tape was the base of color and the pictures were pulled right off the first spread. Now the album is almost complete (2 or 3 more pages) and better organized and I like the page better.

Thanks for visiting this fine Monday morning.I hope your week brings joy and crafty times.

- Formal Occasion Cricut cartridge - dance  party title
- Stretch You Imagination Cricut Cartridge - square with cut out circles
- various washi tapes from stash 

Sunday, July 20, 2014

No Cricut Thursday on Sunday

Today I am at the Bristol Renaissance Faire for the first time in many years. So many years in fact that the scrapbook page for the last trip was pre-child, pre-wedding and pre-die cutting machines.
As you can see this is back when stickers meant everything and I traced the titles I wanted form other things with paper taped to sun-lite windows..crazy but such fun and great memories to look back at and see how things have changed in the scrap world (and Mine)

Have a wonderful day.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Summer Valentine

Happy weekend everyone.  I am seeing a lot of people start their holiday cards so i thought I would share the page I made featuring our 2013 Valentine.
We are a Valentine family because the holiday season between Thanksgiving and Christmas is just a little hectic with events so each year we send out a Valentine instead. Once again I decided to cut the card apart in order to place in into the pockets.  
I also added some simple little hearts that I cut out from one of the Project Life cards to add small little touches to the spread which shows the photo shoot pictures  took to get our Valentine picture all ready to go.
Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great weekend.

- Project Life Blush Edition cards
- Simply Sweet Cricut Cartridge - hearts

Friday, July 18, 2014

Holy Smoke Batman!

You have made it to Friday!!  Congrats and happy almost weekend to you. This weekend I get to celebrate a special birthday boy and help complete his Batman themed bedroom.
I wanted a simple Batman card so I used the fun hero image from Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons to print and cut my batman.  I also added some simple text to a thought bubble and was ready to go for the birthday boy.
This birthday boy is getting a room makeover right now and I was asked if I could create the Batman logo somehow with vinyl...thanks to svgs everywhere on the internet and my Cricut Explore I was able to create this for his new room.
I got lucky when layering my two colors and the yellow cut was center just right. I am just glad I do not need to put it on the wall

Happy day to all.

- Pretty Paper Pretty Ribbons - Superheros Trio Cutting File 
- Pretty paper Pretty Ribbons - Speech Bubbles
- Polka dot washi 
- Cricut Vinyl Black
- Yellow craft store vinyl (bought at JoAnn) 

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Play - Smile - Fun

Today  I have a simple Project Life page to share with you. For the first time I tried cutting my photos and placing them into 2 different pockets of the page. I really like how this looks on a page and will be trying it over and over I think.
On this layout I also was able to use both sides of the cards (the other side will be shared when the next page is completed). That rarely happens for me when I use both sides of a card for  back to back layouts.
The final touches for this page with some great stickers. Craft brown is my favorite color right now for projects.  I love how it looks with colors and gives great accents.

Thanks for visiting and have a happy day.

- Project Life - Maggie Holmes Edition cards
- Project Life pocket page Design - Design Q
- Recollections Alpha Stickers
- Momenta - stickers