Tuesday, April 25, 2017


Every now and than you get an idea in your head and get lucky when you can make it look how you envisioned it in your head.  That is what happened with my card for this week's challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas.  This week we are asking your to play with polka dots & chevron patterns.  Here is the card I created.
It is one of the most simple cards I  have ever done, but I LOVE it. I saw this washi tape with the chevron and it all came into my head - even the sentiment came into mind. 
Once I had planned it out I cut out my polka dots and place my washi tape onto the card.
The final step was embossing the red circle and adding the sentiment.To add even more of a final touch I decided to add a circle cut out in the inside as well. 
I hope you can join in the fun with us this week at Die Cuttin' Divas and our Chevron and Polka Dot challenge!! have a great week. 

- Washi tape in collection
- Cricut Design Studio circles
- Pink By Design Stamp sentiment

Friday, April 21, 2017

Saving Grace

I have seen many people talk about the Cast Members they meet at Disney and how they played a special role in making magic for their trips and we are lucky enough to have one such special Cast Member in our lives as well.
Grace was a concierge at Wilderness Lodge when we stayed their for the holidays.  She treated us like family and really bonded with our daughter during the trip.  She even helped us make sure that our daughter got to visit with Periwinkle, a Disney fairy, while we were on our trip.  The title for this page was an easy one for me.
I used some fun Mickey paper and did my journaling in some cropped Mickey Ears to finish it all off. We still keep in touch with Grace and will never forget how special she is.   Have a happy Friday and a great weekend. 

- Mickey & Friends Cricut Cartridge - Mouse Ears
- Mickey Font Cricut Cartridge - Lettering
- Mickey & Friends Mega Stack backing paper

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Shape Card Challenge with Die Cuttin' Divas

Good day to you all. This week the Divas at Die Cuttin' Divas are creating Shape cards to share with you and asking you to join in our challenge to create your own shape card. I created this little Russian doll card for the challenge this week.
To start my card I welded the base shape of the image with a mirror version of it so I could add a score line and make my card.
Once the card was created I just needed to add all my pieces on top and she was just about ready to be sent to a good friend of mine. Of course she needed some extra touches including embossing and some sparkle.

I hope my friend liked her and I hope you get a chance to join us in our shape card challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas. Have a wonderful week.   

- Paisley Cricut Cartridge - Russian Doll cut
- Cotton Candy Stickles
- Cuttlebug 4x6 dots embossing folder

Friday, April 14, 2017

Happy Easter to All

I wanted to wish everyone a Happy Easter this coming weekend. Our family enjoys getting dressed up and getting together on Easter each year. I think my favorite things is the egg hunt and decorating. I just finished this layout from a few years ago.
I used some images from Easter Magic and Happy Easter in the Cricut library when I had access to all the images.  I decided to change some of the colors and make everything coordinate.
Once everything was all printed I selected some Project Life cards to  go behind my images and finished everything off with a little journaling.
I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend with Spring like fun and joyful family times.

- Project Life Find & Dandy Edition cards
- Easter Magic Cricut Cartridge - bunny with basket, egg
- Happy Easter Cricut collection - Happy Easter banner, egg  

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Happy Easter with Die Cuttin' Divas

Spring has sprung and it is time to celebrate. The Easter Bunny is about ready to go to work and bring fun treats.  At Die Cuttin' Divas this week our challenge is Easter or Spring.
I was playing around with washi tapes in my collection and really liked how the three looked together so it became the base for this card and I matched it with a simple sentiment stamp.
Once I had the base all set I just needed to find the right bunny to place onto my card.  I love polka dots so this little guy was just right.
A simple Easter card (already mailed out to a loved one) just right for our challenge at DCD.  Hop to it and join in this week.   

- Holiday Cakes Cricut Cartridge - bunny
- various washi-tapes
- Pink By Design stamp

Thursday, April 6, 2017


I love when I can take time to see my extended family and friends.  When that happens in one of my favorite places on earth - well what could be better.
Back when we traveled to Disney for Christmas we were lucky enough to add in a visit with 2 very dear people to us. I wanted to create a simple 8 1/2 x 11 page for the scrapbook to talk about the visit. 
I started with some colorful paper I really liked that also happens to have a double sided feature and many coordinating colors and patterns all in the same stack. Once I had this ready I designed my page.
Using print and cut for journal boxes is one of my favorite this to do so I added some extra details of this visit on the card and selected a font I liked to finish the page off.  This was the last thing we did before leaving for home so it was extra special.

Have a wonderful day.

- Sophisticated Cricut Cartridge - Together cut
- Quarter Note Cricut Cartridge - font on journal box
- Designer's Calendar Cricut Cartridge - hearts
- Colorbok Beach House Signature collection stack.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Taking the PLUNGE with a sketch challenge!

Happy Tuesday all. It is the first Tuesday of the month and that means it is time for a new sketch challenge with the Divas at Die Cuttin' Divas.
I made a bright title card for a page in one of my albums.  The sketch this week is great and has so many layers that I really wanted to play with color and a roller coaster seemed right for that.
I started by finding the just right cut and this coaster was almost perfect - after I sliced off the side using the slice tool in Design Space. 
Next step was to layer all my colors, but them needed something so I embossed them with fun patterns before adding them to the card.
A little print and cut and a few journal strips and the page was all set and ready to go. A fun new page for my album all set and a new sketch to play with this week at Die Cuttin' Divas.  Enjoy!!!

- Carousel Cricut Cartridge - roller-coaster
- Carton Six font
- The Paper Studio= polka dots embossing folder
- Cuttlebug embossing folder - Charles set
- Pinstripe embossing folder

Thursday, March 30, 2017

More Essential Oil Notebooks

I am so in love with essential oils. They make me feel so great and I love how my home smells when I diffuse them. The woman I am learning from was very into the notebook I made to keep track of my ideas and tips so I made a few more for her to do what she wants to do with them.
I wanted to make these ones very similar  to the original one but change up the colors and patterns a bit.
I still used the same bottle cut  I found on the Splish Splash Cricut Cartridge (this was one of those smaller cartridges form Walmart!!) because I think is is the perfect little bottle. I played around with the vines and styles.
I still put little designs on the inside as well. I hope whoever gets them will enjoy and use it well.  Have a wonderful week all. - Remember there is an anything goes challenge going on this week at Die Cuttin' Divas.

- Cindy Loo Cricut Cartridge - border vine
- Splish Splash Cricut cartridge - bottle tag
- Shall We Dance Cricut Cartridge - frame
- Stickles - Star Dust

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Any Goes with Rubik's Cube

It is an anything goes kind of week - for many on Spring Break and for those who want to play along with Die Cuttin' Divas.  This week's challenge is Anything Goes.  
Last week my daughter attend a birthday party for a friend who loves Rubik's Cubes so I made her card and gift box to match that love. It was so much fun to put together.
I cut the base of my cube and all the colored pieces got run through my sticker maker ready to go. I followed the template that came with my cut in order to place each square.
I put the box together without trouble and got to work on the matching card.  I made a smaller cube and added it to the front with an action wobble to make it move sort of like the twisting cube actually does. I added another on the inside and stamped some sentiments.
I wish I had a photo of the birthday girl - with the box and her actual cube in hand - it was a big hit!! Hope you have a hit this week and get to join in with our Anything Goes Challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas.

- Pretty Paper Pretty Ribbons - Puzzle Cube cut
- Pink By Design Stamps - Artisan Tags & Love Today sets
- Action Wobble

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Flower Gift Box with Die Cuttin' Divas

This week at Die Cuttin' Divas we are having fun with 3D projects. We want to see your 3D purses, bags or boxes. I wasn't sure what I wanted to make for this challenge but once I went looking at my different box cuts I got inspired.
I found papers that I liked and wanted to work with and cut the box out of a simple pattern. 
Once it was all put together, I layered some pattered shapes to the top and sides.  I cut out the brown flowers to coordinate with the colors of my papers and added some gem like brads to finish them off.
I was very pleased with the final look.  Not sure what I will use this for, but I have a feeling it will be a great gift box once I do figure it out. Have a great week and come play along with us at Die Cuttin' Divas.

- Pretty Packages Cricut Cartridge - hexagon box and lid
- Create A Critter Cricut Cartridge - leaf
- Mother's day Boquet Cricut - flowers.
- DCWV Vintage Collector Stack - patterned papers

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Rainbow of Thanks

Top of the Morning to you all.  As we get ready for St. Patty's Day later this week, the divas at Die Cuttin' Divas want to see your rainbow projects!! 
I needed to add Thank you cards to my card stash  so I decided to go that route for my card this week. I wanted a fun rainbow so I decided to make a washi-tape.
I was super happy that I had polka dot washi in all the right colors so I went with that on this very pale blue paper. To add my die cuts I made a happy cloud and gave him some swirl embossing. 
A cute thank you card ready for the next time I need one.  Hope you have a great week and get a chance to play along with us at Die Cuttin' Divas. 

- Simply Charmed Cricut Cartridge - cloud (from a rainbow cut)
- Mini-Monograms Cricut Cartridge - thanks
- Washi tape - various manufactures
- Swirls embossing folder - Tim Holtz

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Oh Say Can You See ... March Sketch

It is time for another Tuesday challenge with Die Cuttin' Divas.  It is the first week of the month and that means a new sketch for us to play with.
I used the sketch to make a quick card for my daughter.  It is competition season again for the dance team and the new dances are wonderful and performing well. This past weekend the lyrical number, to the National Anthem took 4th overall in their division. I wanted a quick card to tell her I was so proud of her work on this number.
I started with the dancer image - I feel like I use these so often that I need to try and mix it up a bit so I selected one with a frame and added a shadow behind.
All the other pieces of the sketch were added with washi-tape, brads and a hand-written sentiment to show how proud. I made it pretty quickly but  am happy with the simple results. Here is my dancer in this number!!
I hope you have a wonderful week and get a chance to play along with our sketch challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas.

- Shall We Dance Cricut Cartridge - dancer frame
- Recollections Washi Tape
- Star brads  

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Design a Life You Love

Welcome to a new week with the Die Cuttin' Divas. This week our challenge is to add ribbons or bows to your project.  I decided to think small for this one.
I found this cute dress form cut and wanted to use it for a project.  The idea of adding a bow made it work out for this week's challenge.
I cut the dress with some cute patterned paper and added a little sparkle to it as well.
The sentiment just seemed to tie my card altogether. Thanks for stopping by this week and I hope you will share your thoughts on my project as well as join in our challenge this week at DCD

- Nifty 50's Cricut Cartridge - dress on stand
- Christmas Cricut cartridge - bow from bell
- Pink By Design stamp
- Crate Paper - Hello, Love stack - heart paper