Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge # 126: Anything Goes

It's Tuesday, which means we have a new challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas. This week at Die Cuttin' Divas, our challenge is Anything Goes. Our sponsor is Artful Delights and one lucky winner will win a card kit!

My project today is centered around my daughter's birthday party.  She is 3 and is in her Princess stage! So for her invites, we made her 4 favorite Princess' and in secret I made her a 3D Princess castle.  Here is the final projects.
Warning.....PICTURE HEAVY!

 The Castle is from Once Upon a Princess and was cut at 8 1/4"

 Snow White
The inside...

Challenges Entered:
Stuck On U Sketches: Disney

Materials Used:
*Once Upon a Princess Cricut Cartridge p. 75 & 76 (3D Castle)
*Dreams Come True (Cinderella 2 p. 30, Snow White 2 p. 58)
*Happily Ever After (Ariel 1 p. 29, Belle 2 p. 46)
*Cardstock by Bazzil for Castle, Recollections for Cards
*Patterned paper by K & Company, Memento and KI Memories
*Studio G Glitter Glue
*Hero Arts Stamp set (Sentiment and Inside Castle)
*Studio G Ink

Wild Card 2 Video Series # 10: Plane Card

Happy Tuesday! Today I am very excited to be a Guest Designer at Exploring Cricut.

I have been going through the Wild Card 2 Cartridge and doing a Video Tutorial on every card in the book.  So far, I have 10 cards done.  Today, I am featuring the Boat Card, found on p. 31 of the manual.  It is cut at 4 3/4" and the phrase is cut at 2 1/2".  If you would like to follow me on this cartridge journey, become a follower on You Tube! You can find the link here!
I am entering this in Fantabulous Cricut #171:Shaped Cards

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Wild Card 2 Video Series # 8: Boat Card

Today's Wild Card 2 card is the Boat Card found on p. 29.

Wild Card 2 Video Series # 7: Apple Card

I'm finally continuing this series. Here is card #7, Apple Card found on p. 28 of the manual. I am entered this card in Fab n' Funky #180: Make a set. Also entering Cardz TV #32 :Back to School Challenge. Thinking I'll give this to my son on his first day of school!

Saturday, July 27, 2013

"Christmas In July" Blog Hop

Hello All!!
And welcome to the Christmas In July Blog Hop!
We have some VERY talented ladies here today to show off some in the spirit Christmas projects for you today! Hopefully once you see the inspiration from this amazing group of women, you will not be worrying last minute about what projects you will make this upcoming holiday!
So sit back, relax, and enjoy the hop!!
You should of arrived from Kathy's blog, if not, please start HERE!!
We are SO excited to share our projects with you today, and as a little bit of added fun, we even have some prizes for you!!! Be sure to visit EVERY blog, post a comment, and follow them! That way you have a chance to win one of these prizes below:

$10 PAYPAL credit
Will be added to your paypal account for any crafty goodies you so desire

1 Smash Book Mini

I SVG of your choice from Craftin' and Stampin' Etsy Store

Here are the projects I created for our hop! I created 3 different Christmas Cards using dry & heat embossing. I made one child like with a Reindeer, and the other 2 geared more towards adults.    
 For the cover, I used Snowflakes a Plenty Christmas stamp set by Inkadinkao.  I also used embossing ink by Recollections called Snow and Glitz. I like how some of the snowflakes are off center and look like they have a darker silhouette.
 The inside sentiment is by Inkadinkado as well called Christmas Silhouettes. 
 For my CAS card, I wanted the main focus to be the sentiment and the Poinsettia. Again, I used Recollections embossing powders in Glitz for the border and Snow for the sentiment.
 The inside sentiment is by Stampin' Up and is from a retired set called Occasional Quotes.
 I used my Teddy Bear Parade cartridge for the reindeer and the mat is from Elegant Edges. I used  a dry embossing folder called Snowflake.
The inside sentiment is by Recollections. 

Now onto the lovely Lori!  

Here is the lineup if you get lost along the way!!!

Happy Christmas In July!!!
Thanks for stopping by!!!
Challenges Entered:
Christmas Card Challenges #34: Snowflakes
Sentimental Sundays#164: Christmas in July
DL Art Thankful Thursday #114: Christmas in July
Little Scrap Pieces: Christmas in July

Materials Used:
*A2 Card
*Cardstock by Recollections
*Snowflakes A Plenty, Christmas Silhouettes, Warm Holiday Sentiments by Inkadinkado
*Embossing powder by Recollections Snow and Glitz
*Stampin' Up Occasional Quotes stamp set (retired)
*Recollections Paper Flower
*Cuttlebug Embossing Folder Snowflake
*Teddy Bear Parade Cricut Cartridge
*Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge p. 63"Bunny" oblong shift
*Recollections Sentiment
*Memento Patterned paper
*Studio G Glitter Glue (Red)

Friday, July 26, 2013

Cut It Up #24: Celebrate Summer

Happy Friday!!!! Summer is well underway but over at Cut It Up Challenges, we are focusing this weeks challenge on just that! Our Challenge this week is sponsored by The Paper Nest Dolls and they are giving one lucky winner at Gift Certificate for $25 to their store!  They have the most adorable images.  
Our challenge is called Celebrate Summer.  Create a Summer Themed Project but remember to include a die cut somewhere on your project!
For my card, I used The Paper Nest Dolls image Boogie Board Owen. I made a Center step card and created my own Faux clouds. I used my Luau cartridge for the waves and inside sentiment, and Create a Critter for the star fish on the outside borders. 

*Center Step Card
*Cardstock by Recollections South Beach collection
*DCWV Citrus Stack
*Image Boogie Board Owen by The Paper Nest Dolls
*Luau Cricut Seasonal Cartridge (Waves, Boogie Board, and Inside Sentiment)
*Create a Critter Cricut Cartridge p. 41 (Starfish)
*Studio G blue Ink (Faux Clouds)
*Copic Markers (E000, E00, E11, E13, E15) & Chromatix Markers (Sapphire 1, 2, 3)

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

DCD #125 Twice is Nice

Happy Tuesday.  Today at Die Cuttin' Divas we have a double delicious kind of theme for you.  Our theme this week is Twice is Nice. Include 2 of everything on your project such as 2 images, 2 patterned papers, 2 embellishements, etc....
For my project, I made a 5 x 7 wedding card using the Sweethearts Cartridge and my new favorite Teddy Bear Parade.
  My doubles or "2's" that I used are 2 patterened papers, 2 bears, 2 words, and 2 sets of 2 pearls.

I love how this turned out....
Be sure to head over to Die Cuttin' Diva's to see some "Twice is Nice" inspired projects...

Challenges Entered:
Krafty Girls #22: Anything Goes

Materials Used:
*5 x 7 Card
* Recollections cardstock (grey from Citrus Blend and pink from Butterfly Wings)
*Patterned paper by DCWV Christening, brown patterned paper by Memento
*Teddy Bear Parade Cricut Lite Cartridge
*Sweethearts Cricut Cartridge, p. 60 (phrase I Do...)
*4 Pearls
*Sentiments by SU Occasional Quotes
*Glitter Glue by Studio G Yellow, liliac and clear

Monday, July 22, 2013

Craft Your Passion #172: Happy Birthday

Today we are Celebrating Birthday's at Craft Your Passion.  Our sponsor this week is Birdie Brown.
Birdie Brown
We challenge you to create a Birthday Card for any celebration.  I used Birdie Brown's image Birthday Bear 02.
 I used a piece of K and Company scrap paper that I had left over from another project. I chose some cheery and bright cardstock to match.
 I colored the bear with the few copics that I own and used my Prismacolors for the rest.
Materials Used:
*A2 Card
*Southbeach Cardstock Collection by Recollections
*K & Company paper Best of K & Company
*Image Birthday Bear 02 by Birdie Brown
*Ribbon by Offray
*Sentiments by Studio G & Hero Arts
*Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
*Copic Markers
          Bear-E11, E13, E15

Paper Playtime Challenge #15: Patterned Paper

Happy Monday.  Today a new challenge at Paper Playtime begins.  This week our challenge is...

Ch#15 Use Pattern Paper
Begins: Mon, Jul 22
Ends: Sun, Aug 4

1st Sponsor: 
$15 Gift Cert. to The Robin's Nest
2nd Sponsor: 
1 set of Metal Dies or 1 Stamp Set 
(winner's choice; must have USA address) from My Craft Spot
Winner announced in the WINNERS Page Tab

For my card, I used my Best of Pixar Cricut cartridge along with my new stamp set from Jaded Blossoms called Monster Mash.

My children are in love with Monster's Inc. so I made this card the other day with them in mind.  Of course, I had to put Mike on an Action Wobble too...

Isn't he just a cute little one-eyed monster? Be sure to check out Paper Playtime's blog to see some other wonderful cards by the talented design team. 

Challenges Entered:

Materials Used:
*A2 Card
*Jaded Blossoms Monster Bash stamp set
*Recollections Cardstock
*Patterned paper Bold Basics stack Recollections
*Action Wobble
*Best of Pixar Cricut cartridge P. 45 (Mike 1)
*3 buttons
*Offray Ribbon
*Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

Friday, July 19, 2013

Cocoa Bear Christmas Card

It's such a wet day today in New Brunswick, but a welcome relief from the 35 degrees plus temps we've been getting.  I've spent this whole week inside a hockey rink with my 5 year old son as he attends a hockey camp.  It has been a little Oasis away from the heat.  This kind of activity has also put me in the mood for making some Christmas cards.  Since a lot of blogs are having Christmas in July, perfect timing!
I used my Teddy Bear Parade cartridge to make this cute little hot chocolate bear.
 I used my Cuttlebug Snowflake Embossing folder and my Elegant Edges cartridge for the mats..
I am entering this in the following Challenges:
Christmas Card Challenges #33: embossing
Sentimental Sunday's #163: You've Been Framed
Always Playing With Paper Merry Monday: Anything Goes
Exploring Cricut: Christmas in July
My Craft Spot: #104 Christmas in July

Materials Used:
*A2 Card
*Cardstock by Recollections
*Patterned paper by Memento
*Teddy Bear Parade Xmas Sweater Bear @3"
*Elegant Edges p. 36
*Snowflake Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
*Sentiment by My Pink Stamper Winter Punnies
*Green, Red and Clear Glitter Glue

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Die Cuttin' Divas #124: Ice, Ice Baby

Welcome to another challenge over at Die Cutttin' Divas.  Today we are celebrating Ice Cream!!!! During this hot days, what a great treat ice cream is. In celebrating Ice Cream Month, we challenge you to include an ice cream in your project.
Our sponsor this week is The Purple Cows and they are giving one lucky winner a new paper trimmer!
For my card, I used my Once Upon a Princess cartridge and paired it with a My Pink Stamper sentiment.

Be sure to head over to Die Cuttin' Divas to see some wonderful Ice Cream inspired projects to our Divas!
Challenges Entered:
*Bitten By The Bug: National Ice Cream Month
One Stop Craft Challenge #234: Summer Colors
2 Sisters Challenge #152: Make It Sparkle
D.L. Art #113: Summer
Craftin' Desert Divas Linky Party #10: summer

Materials Used:
*A2 Card
*Cardstock by Recollections Cape Cod and Butterfly Wings collection
*Once Upon A Princess p. 57
*Ki Memories Enchanting patterned paper
*EK Success Scallop border punch
*Peachy Keen PK#490 Everyday Character Assortment
*White Gelly Roll Pen
*Red and Clear Glitter Glue Studio G
*Stampin' Up All Occasions inside sentiment
*My Pink Stamper Winter Punnies outside sentiment

Monday, July 15, 2013

Craft Your Passion #171: Thank You Card

Today at Craft Your Passion, we are all about Thank You Cards.
Our sponsor this week is Whimsy Stamp and The Robin's Nest.
Our theme this week is Thank You. Create a Thank You card for any occasion.

I used an Inkadinkao stamp and heat embossed the image to make my thank you card.
 The sketch if from OWH sketch #179.
Be sure to check out some other fabulous cards from the Design Team.

Materials Used:
*A2 Card
*Patterned paper by K & Company Blossomwood
*Image by Inkadinkao Meadow stamp set
*Martha Stewart Copper Penny embossing powder
*Thank You stamp by Hero Arts
*3 Pearls
*Cardstock by Recollections

Friday, July 12, 2013

Cut It Up #23: Christmas In July

Welcome to another challenge at Cut It Up! Today our challenge is Christmas In July. Get a start on those Christmas cards or projects, but remember you must use a die cut somewhere on your creation!
For my project, I made an A2 size card using my Teddy Bear Parade cartridge and some of my scraps.

challenges Entered:
*Cardz TV: Christmas in July
Merry Monday Always Playing with Paper: Anything Goes Christmas Card
Crimbo Crackers #45: Girly
Trimmies Craft Challenge #215: Christmas

Materials Used:
*A2 card
*Recollections Cardstock Cool Water and White
*Patterned paper by Memento
*Teddy Bear Parade Winter Coat
*Sentiment by My Pink Stamper Winter Punnies
*Inside sentiment by Close to my Heart Frosty Friends D1073
*Martha Stewart snowflake punch

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

DCD #121: Ruby Red Color Challenge

Welcome to another Challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas.  Today our challenge is called Ruby Red. Our sponsor this week is My Creative Time who will be giving away a stamp set.
Every time I think of Ruby Red, I always think of Dorothy's Ruby Red Shoes from The Wizard of Oz. I made a birthday card using the shoes from Happily Ever After and some Ruby Red glittery cardstock by Recollections.

Hope you like it!  Make sure to stop by Die Cuttin' Divas to see some wonderful Ruby Red inspired projects by the Design Team.

Materials Used:
*Cardstock by Recollections
*Patterned paper from The Sweetest Thing paperstack by Recollections
*Ribbon by Offray
*Inside Sentiment by Hero Arts
*Outside Sentiment from computer
*Happily Ever After Cricut cartridge p. 41

Challenges Entered:
*Krafty Girls:Die Cut Challenge
*Crafty Croppers: Red Hot

Monday, July 8, 2013

Craft Your Passion #170: Patchwork Background

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Happy Monday.  Today at Craft Your Passion we are sponsored by The Sugar Kissed Cottage.

Our theme today is Patchwork Background.  It could be an already patchwork patterned paper, paper pieced background using a die cut, punched shapes or use the Bargello technique.
For my image I chose to use Picking Flowers by The Sugar Kissed Cottage.

My inspiration for the background came from a Mae Collins design.  Her design can be found here.  I put my own twist on it though.
I added some faux stitching with my white Gelly Roll pen and added some purple Baker's Twine.

Be sure to head over to Craft Your Passion to see what the other Design Team sisters have created and also to check out our Sponsor, The Sugar Kissed Cottage to see some really sweet images.

Materials Used:
*A2 Card
*Image Picking Flowers by The Sugar Kissed Cottage
*4 Bling
*Tim Holtz Ornamental Die
*Baker's Twine by American Crafts
*White Gelly Roll Pen
*Prismacoloring pencils