Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween All!!

I hope everyone has a spooky day. I know we are excited to trick-or-treat and we get a specail visit this year form an out of town guest!! I did get a lot of Halloween Crafting done this year, so today I am sharing some of my favorite projects from years passed to celebrate.
I made these anti-bac holders in 2011 for my co-workers and my daughter's teachers. I had a great pattern to follow.  Original Pot is HERE
This was for...well it is obvious right.  I made this card for my mom with a fun mummy cut in the Silhouette Store. HERE are the details is you want.
And here is a fun layout from our Halloween trip to Disney World.  What a blast that was. HERE is more about that. 

Have a wonderful Halloween all!!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Be Happy!

Happy Tuesday everyone! Hope everyone is hearing up for a fun Halloween this week. It is the 5th Tuesday of the month which means it is an ANYTHING GOES week at Die Cuttin' Divas. Show us what you have been creating with Die Cuts.
October is a big month for Birthdays for me so I have been making some special cards for some of my favorite people. This card was made use files from Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons.  The card file was super easy to work with and cut on my Cameo.
After getting everything cut and put together I also cut out the fun present to add on top. I popped it up with some foam squares and added a stamped on message to finish it off.
Thanks for visiting with me today. I hope you will be able to join us at DCD this week for our Anything Goes challenge.

- Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons - center step card and present
- Pink By Design - Subway Art stamp
- Cuttlebug embossing folder Polka dots

Monday, October 28, 2013

Favorite Sign of Fall - Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #184

Welcome to a new week. It is one of my favorite weeks of the year. Late October means falling leaves and Halloween. This week at Fantabulous Cricut we are all about the Signs of Fall. Show us your fall themed projects
I started with some fun papers with great fall colors and a little burlap ribbon (a new favorite of mine)
I wanted the Cricut image to be simple for this card so I picked out this simple tree frame on the Cindy Loo cartridge. I love these frames and the layer so easy.  I placed the frame on a white backing at stamped a simple sentiment.
Falling leaves are one of my favorite signs of fall, what's yours? Create a fun project to show it off and enter in this weeks challenge at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog. Thanks so much for stopping by today.

- Cindy Loo Cricut Cartridge - tree frame
- Pink By Design Artisan Tags 2 set
- The Paper Studio Black Burlap Ribbon Scraps
- Recollections Night & Fall Papers

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

A Halloween Challenge

We are a little more than a week away from Halloween so this week Die Cuttin' Divas is all about this fun holiday.
For some reason a lot of my Halloween cards this year have featured a fun skeleton.  I got this one last year in the Silhouette Store and never ended up using it. I thought it would be fun to play with for this quick card.
I layered some of my Halloween papers (and totally figured out I have way to much Halloween paper) to create a simple background.  I cut the image and welded a circle over the image to create the inside tag. A few small gems and my burlap bow and I was all set.  I love Halloween so I send lots of cards. I plan on making a few more of this same card to send to some friends.

Hope you can join in the Halloween fun at Die Cuttin' Divas this week.

- Halloween crazy skeleton ornate frame by Jaime Koay Silhouette Store Design ID #33398
- The Paper Studio - Black Burlap Ribbon Scrap Pack
- Me & My Big Ideas stick on gems
- various Halloween papers 

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Crafting My Way to Disney - Cast Member Autograph Book

When you are less than 70 days away from a Disney vacation it is time to get crafting!! I have several things on my list that I am hoping to get finished on time for this trip including some special shirts, luggage tags, and a few autograph books for sure. I decided to start with the autograph books and have one finished already.
This autograph book is different from others.  This one is not for our favorite princess or hero. This autograph book is for the outstanding cast members that work at Disney Parks.  We had such wonderful stories of the amazing people who worked with us at our hotel, coordinated lines and took our amazing Photo Pass pictures that we wanted a way to remember and honor them.
I found the logo for a Disney name tag online and using the trace feature in Silhouette Studio I was able to create this badge to print and cut on my Cameo. The photo above shows all the separate pieces that went together to make this.
The next step was covering some chipboard pieces for the covers and cutting the paper for the pages of my book.I used a mix of craft paper and white for the pages, both work well with a black marker.
In the end, I decided to use some Mod Podge on the cover to make sure my design stayed on and give it a little shine.
After some trial runs to measure my holes I used my Cinch to punch the holes and bind my autograph book.  Because my husbands work as a Disney Vacation Planner many cast members he has talked to are trying to make sure they meet up with us so they can sign our book. Talk about fun memories to come.
One Disney project done many more to come. Thanks for visiting with me today.

- Silhouette Cameo trace, print and cut feature
- Cinch binding machine 
- Mod Podge 
- The Paper Studio The Basics stack colored papers

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Just Desserts

Got a sweet tooth? I know I do. If so than this week's challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas is just the thing for you. This week is all about dessert.
The first thing I had to do for this challenge was get I went and baked a favorite dessert of mine - chocolate chip cookies. Perfect idea to get my creative juices flowing.
I decided I would make a tag to put on a small bags of treats and take them to a coworker who has been having a rough couple of weeks. I started with a tag from the Splish Splash Cricut cartridge and using my Gypsy stretched and created two layers
Next came the cookie. This cookie is from the Silhouette Store and has a cute face cut into it, but I decided to remove it and use a Peachy Keen face instead. A touch of pink cheeks made it just what i was looking for.
The final touch was the die cut tag and stamps - all form Pink By Design. I Hope you go get some more yummy inspiration from the rest of the team at Die Cuttin' Divas and join us in the fun as well. Thanks for visiting today.

- Splish Splash Cricut Cart - relax tag stretched
- ppbn designs cookie - Silhouette store Design ID #40365
- Peechy Keen Stamps Simple Simons
- Pink By Design - Artisan Tags - die and edge stamp
- Pink By Design - Fresh Goodies - warm cookie stamp
- DCWV - Sweet Tangerine stack - papers for tag and label
- Dew Drop Memento ink Rich Cocoa and Rose Bud

Monday, October 14, 2013


Time to get ready for some Halloween Screams and this week's color challenge at Fantabulous Cricut is perfect for creating monsterly fun projects.  This week it is all about
Purple & Black
I decided to create a fun monster card to send out in honor of Halloween. I started by selecting a cute monster (yes monsters can & should be cute) from the Mini-Monsters Cricut Cartridge. I thought he looked great in purple especially with an added touch of Stickles and wobble eyes.
Once he was all ready I made a base for him to go on. I layered some black and purple and than after using a edger tool I popped on the pattern paper as well. A few brads and of course the "scream" and this little guy was ready to go off scaring.
Hope you will join us this week for the Purple & Black challenge at Fantabulous Cricut. You do not have to make a Halloween project, but aren't they just so fun? Make sure to stop over and see what the other members of the design team have created.

- Mini Monsters Cricut Cartirdge - pg 45 monster
- Lavender Stickles
- DCWV Midnight Chic patterned paper
- Fiskars deckle tear edger
- brads form stash

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Down On the Farm

When my daughter was in Kindergarten the whole grade level performs in a play called Down on the Farm.  It was a smashing success and of course required an equally smashing scrapbook layout.
I went looking for the perfect barn cut and found it right where I expected on the Country Life Cricut cartridge. I just knew this would look great with the right papers.
Lucky for me my stash of random papers had some great designs including this distressed red paper, just right for my barn
I got everything cut out and layered right where I wanted it with no problems. The simple title was made for the layout.
Country Charm stamp set
The final touch were these fun animal sound stamps.  The stamps are on the Country Charm 2013 stamp set from Mark's Finest Papers and Stamps. They are our current challenge sponsor at Die Cuttin' Divas. I used the fun cow on my design team project this week.  I thought these were just the right touch on the grass outside my barn.

Have a wonderful week. Thanks for stopping by.

- Country Life Cricut Cartridge - barn scene and title
- Country Charm 2013 stamps from Mark's Finest Papers & Stamps
- Paper form my collection

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

How Now Brown Cow

Good day all. Welcome to a new challenge with Die Cuttin' Divas. This week we are playing with the color BROWN!!  Get out your fun brown papers, pens, ribbons and inks and play along.
We have been honored to be sponsored by Mark's Finest Papers & Stamps for the last several weeks and the DT was given the chance to play with some of the stamps they offer. I got this fun set of new Country Charm stamps.  I love love love this cute cow and had to play with him.
I made a simple card base with some added ribbon and hand drawn polka dots to match.
I stamped my cow in brown and colored him in with some colored pencils before cutting him out by hand and adding him on.
The final touch was the lettering. I used the font on The First Few Years to weld these words together inside and out.
I hope you get a chance to check out what the rest of the Design Team Die Cuttin' Divas has created this week and check out the sponsor as well.  They have a lot of great stamp selections.  Thanks for stopping by today.

- The First Few Years Cricut Cartridge: lettering
- Mark's Finest Papers and Stamps: Country Charm 2013 stamp set
- American Crafts adhesive ribbon 

Saturday, October 5, 2013

A New Niece Welcomed

Welcome to the weekend.  I am trying to catch up on my Project Life spreads. I have a stack of photos all in the places I want them and now I go through and add the cards and embellishments as time allows. This one was a special one as it involves my new niece and keeps with my baby theme form this week.
The 5th & Frolic core set from Project Life was just perfect for this page and when you add in the fun chipboard pieces from Dear Lizzy that match...well just perfect.
I added this cute chipboard heart that matched the 3x4 card and than cut out her name using the font Missed Your Exit and my Cameo.
A simple spread completed and ready to go. Hope to share more very soon. Have a wonderful weekend.

- Project Life 5th & Frolic Core set
- Dear Lizzy chipboard pieces
- Missed Your Exit font  from Kevin &

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Elephants on Parade - Part 2 Gift Bag

I'm all about the elephants this week.  That is what happens when you have a baby shower to attend and know that the cute nursery of the coming baby girl will have all sorts of safari animals in it.
I shared my card from the shower earlier this week, but added a small custom badge to the front of a gift bag to tie it all together. Again this adorable elephant from the Holiday Cakes cartridge is just too perfect for baby gifts.
I used some different polka dot paper for the bag so it would match the pattern on the bag I already had in my stash and with some simple embossing it turned out just right. I also love how it looks popped up with this foam squares.
Thanks for visiting my little parade of elephants this week. Have a wonderful day.

- Holiday Cakes Cricut Cartridge - elephant
- Cuttlebug folder - Polka Dots 5x7
- Sticky Doos by The Paper Studio - foam stick on squares

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Elephants on Parade - Part 1 Card

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Welcome to a new Tuesday and a new month. The first Tuesday of the month means a new sketch challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas. I had a baby shower card to make and found the sketch just right for this cute card.
Georgiana from Carson's Creations always creates a fun sketch to work with and this one is no different.
I wanted to have soft pinks and gray colors so I went to my paper collection and selected a few papers with simple patterns along with some solids to create this card.  The cute elephant is from the Holiday cakes cartridge. That cart just has some fun things on it.
On the inside I added a simple stamp form Pink BY Design to finish it off.
Hope you will join us in our sketch challenge this week. Please stop over at Die Cuttin' Divas and see the other awesome projects the DT made this week.  Such different ideas to inspire you I promise.

- Holiday Cakes Cricut Cartirdge - elephant
- Pink BY Design - All Girl stamp set
- Memento Dew Drop - London Fog
- DCWV Midnight Chic gray pattern paper
- K & Company Snuggle Bug Paper Pad - pink polka dots
- Cuttlebug folder - from Love Language Set
- Gimme Glam stick ons

2 Creative Chicks - Challenge #7 Halloween Guest Designer

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Here is the fun Skeleton card I created in honor of the upcoming Halloween festivities. He was made using cut files from Miss Kate Cuttables
I started with this great pattern paper and cut all the pieces of the cute skeleton. The file instructions hide the full skeleton body, but I love how sweet he is so I moved things around a little bit.
I added some embossing to my moon and a fun stamp to the headstone. One the inside I used the bats that  come with the skeleton file and added a simple Pink By Design stamp as well.
I hope you will join in the fun this month at 2 Creative Chicks. Link up your fun Halloween project and check out what the other guest designers have created to inspire you.

- Miss Kate Cuttables - cute skeleton file
- The Paper Studio -  star embossing folder
- Recollections Night & Fall paper pad - star paper
- Studio G - Trick or Treat stamp
- Pink By Design - Artisan tags 2 - Happy Halloween stamp
- Memento Dew Drop - Tuxedo Black
- The Paper Studio - Black Burlap ribbon