Friday, June 28, 2013

Cut It Up Challenge #22: New Nations

Happy Friday...doesn't that have a beautiful ring to it.  Today we have a new challenge over at Cut It Up Challenges.
Our sponsor for this weeks challenge is 3 Girl Jam and they are giving the winner a $15.00 Shopping Spree.  You can find their website here.

Today our challenge is called New Nations. Since Canada Day is July 1st and Independence Day is July 4th, create something that celebrates either of these Countries, but remember to use a die cut somewhere on your project.
This challenge starts today, June 28th and ends July 10th at Noon EST.
Since I am Canadian (The only Canadian on the Design Team) I used my Go Canada Cartridge.  I chose to use images that are very symbolic to Canada.....forgot the Tim Horton's cup though....!

Materials Used:
*Long Card
*Cardstock by Recollections
*Go Canada Cricut Cartridge
*Stamps by Studio G
*Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
*Red Glitter Glue Studio G

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Die Cuttin' Divas #121: Birthday with 3 embellies

We have a fabulous challenge for you today at Die Cuttin' Divas.  Today our challenge is to create a birthday card but include 3 embellishments. That means either the same type of three different ones.  You could use ribbon, buttons, pearls, brads, flowers, skittles, etc...
For my project, I made a birthday card for a fellow music teacher friend who's birthday is tomorrow.  She is an amazing and talented woman and plays the fiddle.
I used Paper Craft Crew sketch #45 as my inspiration & Elegant Edges and A Child's Year for the die cuts.

Be sure to head over to Die Cuttin' Divas and see the other Birthday Embellies projects by the fabulous Divas!

Challenges Entered:
Fantabulous Cricut #165: Frame It

Materials Used:
*A2 Card
*Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge p. 23, frame
*A Child's Year Cricut Catridge p. 50, violin
*Patterned paper by Recollections Music Notes
*Flowers by Recollections
*Sentiments by Hero Arts and Inkadinkadoo Thoughts For The Day

Monday, June 24, 2013

Craft Your Passion Challenge #168: In the Garden

Today at Craft Your passion we have a great "Summery" theme.  Our theme this week is In The Garden.  You could do a garden themed image or build a garden scene.  Our sponsor this week is Heather Ellis.
For my image, I used Heather Ellis' image Pure Innocence 017. I think this week I am going to make another project with this image as the possibilities are endless.
I used Paper Craft Crew sketch #36 as my sketch and a piece of K & Company paper I had left over from another project.

 I added some Glossy Accents to this little one's boots and all the hearts.

Remember to follow the theme this week to be entered for a chance to win.  Also, if you have time be sure to check out Heather Ellis' images.  So cute, especially her Pure Innocence line.

Materials Used:
*Paper Craft Crew Card sketch #36
*Image by Heather Ellis Pure Innocence
*A2 Card
*K & Company Best of K & Company paper pad
*carstock by Recollections
*Glossy Accents
*Stampin' Up Blender Pen and Chalks
*Baker's Twine by American Crafts

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Die Cuttin' Divas #120: Cool

Welcome to another challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas.  Today our Guest Diva is Ashley from Especially Made for You.  Our sponsor this week is
Our theme this week is Refreshing Summer Treat.  For my Refreshing Summer Treat, I used my Simply Charmed cartridge and paired it with a cut little Peachy Keen Face. I also added an Action Wobble.
 The sentiments are from My Pink Stamper Winter Punnies stamp set.
 I added a Peachy Keen face from the Everyday Character Face Assortment. I also covered the image and the drip in Glossy Accents.

*A2 Card
*Cardstock by Recollections South Beach collection
*DCWV Citrus Stack patterned paper
*Simply Charmed p. 45 Popsicle 2
*My Pink Stamper Winter Punnies
*Peachy Keen PK#490 Everyday Character Face Assorment
*Glossy Accents

Monday, June 17, 2013

Craft Your Passion #167: Let's Play Dress Up

Happy Monday.  Today's Challenge at Craft Your Passion is sponsored by Stamp Fairy.
Our theme this week is Let's Play Dress Up.
For my card, I chose to use Stamp Fairy image Toby Spring Fairy 4. I colored it using my Prismacoloring Pencils.
 I used OWH Sketch #172 for the sketch. For the wings, I added some clear glitter glue by Studio G.

Head over to Stamp Fairy to see some adorable images.  Also, be sure to head over to Craft Your Passion to see some sweet "Dress Up" projects by the Design Team.

Materials Used:
*A2 Card
*Cardstock by Recollections
*Patterned paper by KI Memories Enchanting
*Image by Stamp Fairy Toby Spring Fairy 4
*Sketch by OWH #172
*Clear Glitter Glue by Studio G
*Prismacolor Pencils

Friday, June 14, 2013

Cut it Up #21: Red, White & Blue

Happy Friday.  I am so glad the weekend is upon us.  Today we have a great challenge at Cut It Up Challenges.  Our theme this week goes with Flag Day which we celebrate today!  For this weeks challenge, we challenge you to make something red, white and blue and remember to use a Die cut somewhere on your project.
This challenge is sponsored by Trendy Twine.  The design team were given 3 Trendy Twine samples to work with.  I chose to work with Trendy Twine colors In The Navy and Cranberry.
I also used my new Teddy Bear Parade cartridge to make this cute little card and I put her on an Action Wobble!

Materials Used:
*A2 Card
*Cardstock by Recollections
*Patterned paper from stash
*Teddy Bear Parade Cricut Catridge
*Action Wobble
*Trendy Twine Baker's Twine in Cranberry and In The Navy
*EK Success Scallop border punch
*Glossy Accents for bear's nose and eyes

Challenges Entered:
Action Wobbles: #57 Anything Goes
Craftin' Desert Diva's: Red, White & Blue

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Die Cuttin' Divas #119: Purple and Pearls

Welcome to another challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas.  Today our challenge is to use Purple & Pearls.   Our Guest Diva this week is Becky at 
For my project I chose to make an Altered Composition Notebook for a birthday gift for a great friend of mine.

Be sure to head over to Die Cuttin' Divas to see some fabulous creations by the other Divas!

Materials Used:
*Composition Notebook
*Elegant Edges Cartridge p. 22 Ivy
*Plantin' Schoolbook Cartridge
*Cardstock by Recollections (All different shades of purple)
*Patterned paper by Recollections Violet Flowers
*Pearls by Craftsmart
*Tulle Ribbon (purple)
*Mulberry Flowers

challenges Entered:
*Pinspired Challenge #11: Photo Challenge

Monday, June 10, 2013

Craft Your Passion #166: Father's Day

Happy Monday.  Today we have a great challenge to Celebrate the Fantastic Father's in the world. Our Sponsor this week is Eureka Stamps.
Here is my card. I chose this image because fishing has become a huge part of my 5 year old son and my husbands relationship.  It is so cute to watch them fish together and I thought this would be a perfect card for my husband for Father's Day from our son.

Be sure to head over to Eureka Stamps to check out their fantastic selection of Father's Day stamps among other categories and also Craft Your Passion to see other fabulous projects by the Design Team.

Materials Used:
*A2 Card
*Patterned paper by Black River Designs
*Cardstock by Recollections
*Image by Eureka Stamps Father and Son Bear
*My Pink Stamper More Punnylicious, Even More Punnylicious
*Hero Arts for Father's Day Sentiment
*Twine by American Crafts
*Buttons from stash
*Prismacolors for coloring image

Paper Playtime Challenge #12: Anything Goes

Welcome to another challenge at Paper Playtime.  This week is Anything Goes...
Ch# 12 Anything Goes
Begins: Monday, Jun 10
Ends: Sunday, Jun 23
Sponsor: Sharon @ MeeMee's Creations
Prize: (prize to be announced)
(must have USA address)
2nd Sponsor: My Craft Spot
Prize: 1 Metal Dies Set or 1 Stamp Set (winner's choice) MUST HAVE USA ADDRESS
For my project, I made a graduation card using my new Teddy Bear Parade cartridge. I am in LOVE with this cartridge!  I have a cousin graduating from High School and I love his Buddy Holly looking glasses, so when I seen this cute little graduation bear with the same dark rimmed large glasses, it was a no brainer!

Make sure to head over to Paper Playtime to see some fabulous "Anything Goes" creations by the talented Design Team.

Materials Used:
*A2 card
*Cardstock by Recollections
*Patterned paper Black River Designs Old Red Pincushion Flowers BRD00021
*Glossy Accents
*Sentiments by Tim Holtz & Hero Arts
*Cuttlebug Divine Swirls embossing folder
*Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

DCD Challenge #118: Sketch Challenge

I love Tuesdays! Only because it's challenge day over at Die Cuttin' Divas.  This week our Guest Diva is Tara from Craftin' Desert Diva's.
Our sponsor this week is Bombshell Stamps.  This weeks challenge is a sketch challenge.

For my image I chose to use a Bombshell Stamp called Bucking Bronco.  I also paired it with my Elegant Edges Cartridge.  Here is the finished product.

Don't you just love that sentiment.....goes perfect with the country song!

Materials used:
*A2 card
*Patterned paper My Minds Eye Complete Boy paper stack
*Cardstock by Recollections
*Image Bucking Bronco by Bombshell Stamps
*Elegant Edges Cartridge
*Star Bling from stash
*Prisma Coloring pencil

Monday, June 3, 2013

Craft Your Passion #165: Haberdashery Items

Today we have a great challenge over at Craft Your Passion.  Our theme this week is Haberdashery Items.  This could be as simple as adding buttons, ribbons, stitching (real or faux) or you could raid your sewing box for more interesting items.
We are sponsored by Crafty Sentiments this week.
For my image, I chose to use Craft Sentiments Summer Breeze. For my haberdashery items I added some faux stitching and also some buttons to my flowers.
Here she is....

materials used:
*A2 Card
*Recollections patterned paper
*Image by Crafty Sentiments Summer Breeze
*Sentiment by Inkadinkadoo
*Gelly Roll Pen
*Mat from Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge
*Ink by Studio G
*Embossing Powder by Recollections
*paper flowers
*Studio G Glitter Glue
*Prismacolor pencils