Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Our Adventure Book - Anything Goes

Welcome to Tuesday. It is the 5th Tuesday of the month and that means...Anything Goes at Die Cuttin' Divas! What fun project will you share with us this week? Here is what I created.
Our family loves Disney and we will soon be heading to the Magic Kingdom again for Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party. Last time we attended this event it was just my daughter and myself but this year we will get to take Daddy with us and that means matching costumes so can you guess what we are being?
This cute autograph book (5x8 inches) is our version of the My Adventure Book Ellie and Carl share in the movie UP! My  husband and I will be going as this couple when they are youngsters and we needed our adventure book to come along as well.
I found this great leather looking paper and covered my book bases with it. The next step was finding the letters to cut for the cover.  I ended up going with the font HP PSG to cut these letters out but I did manipulate them a little to change the sizes around.
Once I had the letters on I used my Silhouette to cut out an oval and square to complete the cover.  I decided to bind the whole thing with my cinch as I did not have the  correct kind of binding to make it work like the original, but this way ti is totally sturdy and ready to go.
The final touch was to print and cut out the globe which I added on with some washi tape. It is all set for out adventure to Disney in a few weeks.  Hope you can join us at Die Cuttin' Divas an the Anything Goes Challenge this week.

- Cinch machine & 5/8 inch black binding
- Leather paper form Michaels
- Silhouette Cameo - oval and rectangle creator
- We R Memory keepers washi tape
- HP PSG font for letters 

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Fabulous Fall with Die Cuttin' Divas

This week as we officially move into fall and begin to watch leaves start to change we are being inspired by fall colors at Die Cuttin' Divas. The challenge - Fall is Here!!!
I created this card using some great fall papers as my base. To cover my seems I added this simple knotted twine piece.
Once  I had selected and cut my sentiment and leaves I decided they needed a touch of sparkle so out came my Stickles and I filled in the leaves.
I hope you are enjoying the early fall climate and find some time to join in at Die Cuttin' Divas this week with our fall is here challenge. As always a random winner will receive a fun prize every other week.

- 3 Birds on Parade Cricut Cartridge - Fabulous fall 
- Disney's Pooh & Friends Cricut Cartridge - circle of leave
- Recollections Night & Fall Paper Pad - patterned papers
- Stickles in Copper, Cinnamon & Gold 

Monday, September 22, 2014

A Sketch Challenge with Fantabulous Cricut

Welcome to another Challenge Me Monday at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog.
Challenge #229 
Use This Sketch

Here is the project I created using this fun sketch.
 I recently purchased the Art Deco cartridge (so on sale at the local craft store!!) and knew it would be right for this sketch. I went looking for just the right papers and got cutting on my Cricut Explore.
I was super happy with the way the monogram turned out (what a fun feature on this cart) and the card went together just right with my vision to match the sketch. I hope you will get to play along with our sketch challenge this week at FCCB.

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- Art Deco Cricut Cartridge - monogram and base for monogram
- Paper from American Crafts Everyday collection

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Computer Art

Happy Thursday everyone.  I have a quick vinyl project I wanted to share with you today. I wanted to make sure I had a way of recognizing my work computer at school (as the whole staff carries the same one) so I created this simple vinyl sticker to place on the lid.
With the Cricut Explore cutting Vinyl is as simple as turning the dial on the machine to create the kiss cut you want.

Hope you are having a great week.

- Cricut Vinyl - Silver
- Graphically Speaking Cricut Cartridge - dream big

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

X Marks the Spot!!

It is Pirate Day today at least over at Die Cuttin' Divas and we are celebrating with our best pirate themed projects. I created this fun map card to give my husband for our anniversary.
A treasure map is just right for a pirate. I made this one with the Disney Classic Cricut Cartridge and used some washi tape to give it a little color behind the cut out pieces. I also used some ink around the edges to give it an aged looked
One my map was ready I made a simple base for the card and found just the right font to add my sentiments inside and out. 
I hope you will go over and take a look at the treasures the Design team has created this week and maybe play along with our pirate theme challenge. have a great week mateys!!!

- Disney Classic Cricut Cartridge - pirate map
- Hannah Montana Cricut Cartridge - hearts
- Various Washi Tapes
- Beyond Wonderland font on both labels
- Glossy Accents on outside heart frame 

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Fall Photo Inspiration with Die Cuttin' Divas

Fall is in the air and coming upon us so this week at Die Cuttin' Divas we want you to create a project inspired by some fall photos. Her is the photos we are asking you to use as your inspiration
For my project I wanted to use the orange and yellow colors from this picture and nothing says fall to me more than the leaves coming down so this is what I created.
I found this beautiful tree in my Miss Kate Cuttables file collection and it not only cut so well but layered fast and easy.
I placed my fall tree on a wood grain background and added extra layers to my card before creating the simple tag to finish off my card.
With pumpkin lattes back in stores and Halloween approaching we hope you can join us in our fall photo inspiration challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas.

- Miss Kate Cuttables - fall tree file
- Pink By Design - Joyful tags stamp and svg
- DCWV Peachy Keen - patterned paper

Monday, September 8, 2014

A Mix & Match Engagement with Fantabulous Cricut

Welcome to another Challenge Me Monday...
with Fantabulous Cricut!

Mix & Match
Mix and match at least 3 patterned papers

For my mix & match pattern challenge I create a layout for my cousin's engagement  party. Her colors all the way throughout from engagement to wedding were purple and green so I found three great papers in the DCWV Violet Leaf stack. 
The papers were just what I wanted and I laid them out onto my double page spread with no troubles. At the party they had a fun home-made photo booth that had a wonderful frame on it, which I felt worked so great with my papers so I cut around the frame on the photo and spread them out.
Once I knew where my photos and base papers would be I started  to add. I started with some washi tape and an additional strip of the flowered paper and then added the die cut tags and title with my Cricut cuts.

After I took my photos I added some simple journaling abut the day and was all done. I hope you will play with us this week at Fantabulous Cricut and explore the fun of mixing and matching patterns on your projects.

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To qualify for the prize, be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cut on your project and if it's not obvious, let us know what cartridge you used.

- Sweethearts Cricut Cartridge - couple tag and tag base
- Going Places Cricut Cartridge - camera
- Billionaire Cricut Cartridge - font welded
- Trendy Tape - purple washi
- DCWV Violet Leaf Stack - all papers.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Sketch Tuesday with Die Cuttin' Divas

Good day everyone. Hope your week is getting off to a great start. Today is the first Tuesday of the month which means a wonderful sketch challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas.  I really enjoyed paying with patterned paper for this one.
Love the simple plan for this sketch. I started with a bunch of patterned papers to match the image I had already print and cut a few weeks back when working on another project.
Once I had those papers trimmed down and ready for the card I decided to print my sentiment right onto an oval before cutting it out.

A few pop-up and my globe was all set and a simple and cute Thank you card was ready to be mailed out. Thanks for visiting my blog.  I hope you will get a chance  to join us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week and out fun sketch challenge.

- DCWV The Summer Stack patterned papers
- Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Happy Globe file
- a red bucket font on oval
- Ovals cut on Silhouette
- Sticky Doos by The paper Studio