Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Breast Cancer Awareness Month with Die Cuttin' Divas

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month so Die Cuttin' Divas wanted to get in on the celebration of all the amazing fighters and survivors.
I found this wonderful saying and knew it would be a perfect card for one survivor I know. I added to this pennant shape and used print and cut to get it just right.  The border was added after printing.

I also print and cut the oval in the back after filling in with a pattern in Cricut Design Space. Now I can salute a hero who just finished her treatment. Hope you can join us this week  at DCD.

- Pink Journey Cricut Cartridge - ribbon
- Pretty Pennants Cricut Cartridge - pennant with border
- Bubblegum Stripe polka dot pattern fill
- Cotton Candy Stickles.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Halloween Halloween

It is getting closer and closer to that Happy Haunting time. I am working a a few projects for celebrate Halloween and this is the first I am sharing.  Join us this week at Bitten By the Bug 2 as we celebrate Halloween.
I love the combo of black and purple so I used it for this fun card featuring some great cuts off the Teresa Collins Chic & Scary cartridge as well as these fun trick or treaters form the Autumn Celebrations cartridge.
I started with the fun web and once it was where I wanted it I added everything else to this fun card. I hope you can join  us at BBTB2 this week.

- Teresa Collins Chic & Scary Cricut cartridge - web and word art
- Autumn Celebrations Cricut Cartridge - trick or treaters

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Just Dessert Lunch Box Cards

October mean Halloween and Halloween makes us all think of treats - like DESSERT!!!  This week at Die Cuttin' Divas we are all about dessert!!  I decided to make some lunch box cards that are just so sweet.
My daughter not only gets a packed lunch but a dinner some nights with her dance schedule so these are just fun add ons to her dance dinners.
I used a few different print and cut shapes and patterns to create these fun cards and mixed in some standard die cuts as well.
I even added a wobble so it could dance around for her.  I hope you get a chance to join us this week at DCD and maybe treat yourself to a little dessert (every night if you want!!)

- Birthday Bash Cricut cartridge - cupcake with sprinkles and cherry
- Blast Off Cricut Cartridge - printed cupcake with cherry
- Yummy Cricut Cartridge - candy jar
- Pink By Design - Say It Sweet 
- My Pink Stamper - Lunchbox Thoughts

Monday, October 10, 2016

Movie Fun with Bitten By the Bug 2

Happy Monday everyone.  It is my week to host the challenge at Bitten By the Bug 2 and I discovered it was National Popcorn Month sand what goes best with popcorn?  Movie Night of course. This week at BBTB2 we want to see your Movie themed projects (movie night or something inspired by your favorite movie!)
I made this card for my shining star. I played around and added her name on the star before printing it and then I cut the rest of the shapes as is.
I was really happy with the way the print and cut matched up the letters to my yellow card base. I cut a bunch of other stars to add to my card.  I wanted the black tile and stars to look how it looks on the Hollywood Walk of fame so I added some sparkle to give that extra touch.
In the end a super fun card. I hope you will get to play along with us at Bitten By the Bug 2. This is my last time hosting a challenge with them as I have decided to only focus on one design team (starting in November) while I am in school once again. It has been so much fun being part of this team.

- Movie Night Cricut Collection - walk of fame star
- Sheer Shimmer Spritz by Tsukineko

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Attitude is Everything - A Sketch Challenge with Die Cuttin' Divas

Welcome to October and the first challenge of the month with Die Cuttin' Divas.  We have a great sketch to play with this week.
I decided to flip the sketch on it's side and make a fun card for my dancing daughter. I planned everything I wanted  to do in Cricut Design Space before I used the print and cut feature to create some of the pieces.
For the small circles on the sketch I decided to cut them right into my backing layer rather than add anything on top.
The final touch was the sentiment to remind her to keep working hard this season on her dancing. She is at the studio 5 days a week and it shows in the improvements she is making, but something she needs to be reminded to have fun as well.
I hope you can play along with us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week. Remember to  enjoy the new season around you as well.

- Shall We Dance Cricut Cartridge - dancer (modified the hair)
- K Andrew Designs - Postive Thoughts stamps set
- Black and White polka dots printed pattern in Design Space
- Cuttlebug 5x7 dots embossing folder.

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