Thursday, July 2, 2020

M & M Visit

The last layout I had to do for my Disney Halloween 2011 Album was a 2 page spread featuring our visit with Micky and Minnie Mouse. We always get some great photos with Disney Photopass photographers and we look forward to being back in Disney soon - when all this craziness goes away.
For this layout I started with paper selection.  I have a bunch of Halloween papers in my stash that have been sitting for years ( I listed them below, but not sure you can get them now). Once I had the papers I played around with the layout until I was happy with the look. This layout actually ended up very different than my original ideas, but I love it.
I  flipped one of these cute M's from the Wall Decor & More Image set in order to make this the way I wanted it and I cut off the swirls by the journaling from the # cut in the same image set.
I am so excited to be back playing with my Cricut again. Wonder how long it will be before I break down and get an Explore Air 2 or a Maker??? Hmmm!

PAPER: DCWV Ghosts & Goblins paper stack, The Paper Studio Jeeper's Creepers paper stack, Project Life Honey and Kiwi edition 4x6 cards
Recollections Glitter Tape
Cricut Wall Decor & More Image set 
Catseye Medium Font

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Racing Till The End - Disney Visit 2011

My effort to finish pages is going so well right now.  Anyone else feel  good when an album is completed?  The is one from a Disney trip in 2011 - I love making pages with only 1 photo on them  and these 2 ended up going together - even if that wasn't the plan at the start.
I am using a lot of basic Cricut cuts on my layouts right now.  I have to get back into the groove before I start with all the fancy layering again, but I love what the die cuts look like on the page.
I am learning to print onto my Project Life Cards and it reminded me that I can print onto most scrapbook paper as well for my journal sections. (Plus it feeds into my font obsession).

Have a great day.

Shared in the following challenges for fun:
The Creative Crafters - Challenge 29 Anything Goes

- Cricut Racing Club Badge - took only the pieces of the cuts I wanted
- Rancho font on printed journal sections.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Disney Memories 2011

I am back in my craft space enjoying creating again and am cranking out some fun pages.  I picked a nearly finished album and went to work on the last few layouts.  I am happy to say Disney 2011 trip is finished.  I will share the creations the next few days.
I choose a simple color set from the patterned paper and added circle backings to my images. I cut out a simple camera image for the bottom of the photo area. Once I had the photos ready I wanted something extra so I made the hanging banners using my square punch.

Mickey Mouse & Friends Mega Paper Pad
Creative Memories Square Punch & Circle Cutter
Cricut - CTHM Artbooking 8x6 Snapshots Mini Album (camera cut)

Monday, April 6, 2020

World of Hearts Window

It has been almost a year and a half since my last blog post. I have not been crafting very much in that time and when I do create it is mostly for quick tags or school projects. As I got busy with work and a teenager my craft room/office became sort of a dumping ground for stuff.

Fast forward to Spring 2020 and COVID 19.  I am stuck in my home and that made me see right away it was time to clean up the space and get my crafting mojo going again. What a better way to start than a window full of hearts.
When my daughter and I saw people start to do this we knew we wanted to.  We spent time talking about what we wanted and coming up with some drawings for our ideas first. We also had to select the words in the styles we wanted (Amazingly we did not fight at all during this)
Once we had our plan I got everything cut for us. I actually made a plan in Design Space for us. When everything was ready we start putting things up in the window.  It was a lot of work to get things where we wanted, but when it was all over we were really happy with how it turned out.

It feels great to be back in my craft space and I plan on firing up the Cricut more during this time.  I have missed being in the space and creating fun things. Please stay safe and enjoy your time with family right now.

Cricut Image Sets:
- Kawaii Faces: cute faces in hearts
- Create - A- Critter: all the hearts are the heart from the Smile cut in different sizes, Smile
- Empowering Phrases Tshirts: Kind
- Home Decor: create
- Wall Decor & More: Dream
- Twinkle Toes: Dance (from the word with heart around it)
- Suburbia: Love
- Phrases: happy from "oh happy day" 

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Baby Girl Sketch Card

November is here and with it a new challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas. Each month we work with a great sketch and hope you can join us this week with the new one.
I made this card after finding out my co-worker was going to have a baby girl.  We had our fingers crossed for her. The sketch seemed like a perfect fit for this one.
I started with some fun patterned paper in my large stash and made the die cut  to go on top of that. I wanted the sentiment to a pretty font and this one is actually form a cut in Wrap It up that I just flattened and printed onto the flag.
I really loved this card and so did the mommy to be.  I hope you get a chance t play with this fun sketch this week.  The Divas look forward to seeing what you create.

- Simply Charmed Cricut Collection - baby carriage
- Wrap It Up Cricut Cartridge - Congratulations
- Cuttlebug 4x6 polka dots embossing
- Me & My Big Ideas Fashion District papers
- Carson's Creation Sketch

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Anything Goes Unplugged

Happy Tuesday and day before Halloween for those of you that celebrate.  This is a 5th Tuesday of the month and that means the challenge for Die Cuttin' Divas is Anything Goes. I made a large wall display in the hallway at my school for this challenge.
This year I will be directing a play called Unplugged by Laurie Bryant. This show is about getting taking a break from our reliance on technology - especially social media.  I love the cover of the script, but wanted to change it up from headphones and show something that we need to unplug from.
I found a great graphic with the "D" as a plug and I recreated it using basic shapes attached to my very large (7 inch) letters.  I also made a tablet style device to attach to a cord. The cored had to be cut into 5 sections in order to make it.
I was so happy with how it turned out and it is working well - many students have stopped to look at it or come see me with question about the meeting the wall is advertising. I am sure to have many other play related projects in the next coming months.

Thanks for visiting today and I hope you can join us for the Anything Goes Challenge.

- Cricut Font - letters
- Svg ipad
- printed out image of wifi symbol