Tuesday, July 29, 2014

DCD Challenge #176: Frozen Birthday Party Invites

Happy Diva Tuesday.  I hope you are all having a fantastic Summer.  It's been beautiful and such a busy Summer.  Last week, one of my best friends got married and we also celebrated my daughter's 4th birthday.  Like every other little girl, she is OBSESSED with the movie Frozen.  So naturally, she wanted a Frozen themed birthday party.  Enter the Silhouette, some adorable images and viola! Invites!!!!
This week at Die Cuttin' Divas, our theme is ANYTHING GOES!  
For her invites, I used an Olaf image called "Happy Magic Snowman" by PPBN available here. Anna and Elsa are from the Ice Princess Cut Bundle by Lettering Delights. I also printed the inside using the Ice Princess Party Cut Bundle. You can find both by clicking here.  I printed using the Print and Cut feature on my SIL for all of the images today.
Here are my darling little creations....
 All three of them together
 I added some glitter to her dress and hair to give the total Elsa look

 The inside invite for all

Our fabulous Design Team has really created some amazing creations.  Check out their projects over at Die Cuttin' Divas and maybe get some inspiration to enter our challenge.

Challenges Entered:
My Craft Spot #146: Just for Little Girls
Cards in Envy: Happy Birthday to You

Materials Used:
*A2 Card
*Patterned paper by Recollections Glitter Cardstock
*Cardstock by Recollections Cool Water" Collection
*Recollections Glitter Glue

PDE Linky Party #15: 3 or More Pattern Paper

Welcome to the midway challenge reminder for our current Linky Party at PDE Linky Party.  Our challenge is 3 or more Pattern Papers
For my project, I used a cute little Christmas mouse from my Winter Frolic Cartridge and a Cardz TV Stamp set called Home for Christmas for the sentiments. The stamp set is available here....

Here it is...
 The pattern paper is by Recollections and comes from the Jolly Holiday paper pad.
 I used Winter Frolic p. 56 for the Mouse
Here it is...

Head over to PDE Linky Party following the link found here to see some fabulous projects by the Design Team and also to enter your own amazing Tags project.

Challenges Entered:

Materials Used:
*A2 Card
*Winter Frolic p. 56
*Patterned paper Recollections Jolly Holiday
*Recollections cardstock
*Sentiment by Cardz TV Home for Christmas

Friday, July 25, 2014

Cardz TV 3D Challenge #5: Wedding/Bridal

Hello everyone! Happy Friday....

Our challenge this week over at Cardz TV Challenges is to create a 3D project for a Wedding/Bridal event. This challenge came on the PERFECT day as a best friend of mine is getting married today.  Happy wedding day Jay and Brenda! 
For my sentiment I used my Cardz TV Stamp set called "Picture This" available at the Cardz TV Store.

For my project, I made a set of Bride and Groom treat boxes and heat embossed the sentiments on the boxes, one perfect for both Bride and Groom.
 The finished project

 I used Recollections Ebony embosssing powder for the Bride and also decorated the box with some pearls.
 For the groom, I used Snow embossing powder and added 3 grey button brads.

We are hoping you'll join us for this fabulous Challenge.

Materials Used:
*Recollections Metallic cardstock
*Tie the Knot Cricut Cartridge p. 72 (Bride), p. 73 (Groom)
*"Picture This" stamp set by Cardz TV
*Recollections Embossing Powder in Ebony, Snow
*3 Button Brads Recollections
*Clear Glitter Glue

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Craftin' Desert Divas July Stamp Release

Today I'm joining the Craftin' Desert Divas July Stamp Release. The Die Cuttin' Divas DT is joining in on the fun!!

Welcome to Day 4 of Craftin' Desert Divas July stamp release party!! Each day the CDD DT will be giving you a sneak peek at one of the five new stamp sets. Then, on Friday and Saturday, they will have a blog hop with prizes each day. Both design teams have some amazing creations to share today during this stamp release.

Today we are showcasing the All Star Sports stamp set.
All of the new stamps are 4x6 and Made in the USA.Stamps will be available to order on Friday.
We hope you will stop by the Craftin' Desert Divas Shop and the Craftin' Desert Divas Gallery Facebook group. We would love for you to join us and share your creations with us using Craftin' Desert Diva's stamps. In this group we show previews first, have giveaways and much more!!

Here is my projects I created:
 I made a Layout for my son using the Fore sentiment. 
 page 1
 page 2
 I heat embossed it using Recollections Ebony embossing powder.

For my second project,  I used an SVGCuts.Com SVG from the Fun and  Games set available here.
It is a hat box!
 A close up of the sentiment
The box, open for son to put his belongings in!

Sneak Peek Giveaway!!
All you have to do is leave a comment on each of our blogs! You are NOT required to comment on EVERY SINGLE blog, but the more you comment on, the better chance you have for winning!! Just click on the DT's name to get to their blog.
Tara will announce today's winner tomorrow. The winner will be picked from a different blog every day, so be sure to visit and leave comments.
Thank you also much for joining us today and I hope you will join them tomorrow for more sneak peeks!!

 Materials Used:
*Patterned paper by Echo Park A Boys Life Collection "Suave" #BL25003
*Chipboard Elements (Golf ball and Bag)
*Recollections Cardstock
*Sentiments by Craftin' Desert Divas

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Card Series #1: One Hip Chick (Silhouette Based Card)

My first video Card series (outside of the Cartridge series).Today I made a Wave Card using an SVG Cutting File as my card base found here
.  Chicken Little is found at the SVG Cutting Files Galleria Facebook Group.  This is a Private Facebook group as part of SVG Cutting Files. There is no sharing of the files and you need to be a member of the group in order to get some of the amazing "Member Exclusive SVG's" that Ann makes!  You can find that group here.

DCD Challenge #175: Christmas in July

Happy Diva Tuesday! Our challenge this week is all about the Celebrating Christmas....

For my card I used my December 25th Cricut Cartridge and I also used a Retired Cardz TV Stamp Set called Classic Christmas.

Here is my card....
The image is the Nativity image cut at 4"

 Love this sentiment for this card!

the inside

Please join us this week for our Christmas in July challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas.

Challenges Entered:
*Craftin Desert Divas Linky Party: Christmas in July

Materials Used:
*A2 Card
*December 25th Cricut Cartridge "Nativity" cut at 4"
*Cardz TV Stamp set Classic Christmas
*Patterned paper by Recollections Starry Night
*Studio G Glitter Glue
*Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
*2 Rhinestones

Friday, July 18, 2014

Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Guest Designer

Hi all! I am so excited to be a Guest Designer today for Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons.  
Lisa has such cute Cutting Files and such a great variety.  So easy to put together as well...

Today, I have showcased three different projects using a variety of Cutting Files.  
For my first project, I have created a simple Christmas Tag using the Christmas Stocking Cutting File.

Here is my tag!
 For the tag, I used Elegant Edges for the tag base and Stocking 1 from Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons.
 The sentiment is from Cardz TV Christmas Joy stamp set available at the Cardz TV Store. I added some Emerald and Cherry Glitter Glue to the Holly and Berries on the top of the stocking.

For my next project, I created a gift using the K Cup Treat Cutting File and the Java Great Day Cutting File.

Here is my project...
 From the Java Great Day Cutting file, I used the Coffee to Go and K-Cup Cutting File. I added a Peachy Keen face to both cups!
 The sentiment is from Cardz TV Brew Ha Ha! 

For my 3rd project, I used the Lego Mania Cutting File and the Master Builder Cutting File.

Here is my 2 page layout...
 I used Building Block 2, 3, 4, 5, Block Guy and Guy Hair all from the Master Builder Cutting Set.
 A close up of the title and Guy Hair
The second page. I love that paper!!!!

Be sure to check out all the amazing cutting files plus the Friday Freebie over at Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons.

Materials Used:
Christmas Stocking Tag
* Cardz TV Christmas Joy stamp set available here
*Elegant Edges p. 36 @ 4 1/4" (Bird 1)
*Patterned paper Recollections Peppermint Twist 
*Stocking Patterned paper MME Merry 6 x 6 pad
*Recollections Glitter Glue Emerald and Cherry
*American Crafts Baker's Twine

K-Cup Gift
*Patterned paper by Cosmo Cricut Tuesday CSP448
*Cardz TV Stamp Brew HaHa! available here
*Peachy Keen PK#293 The Cornies Face Assortment
*Offray Ribbon
*Gelly Roll Pen
*Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
*Glue Dot

Lego Mania Scrapbook 2 Page Layout
* Patterned paper by Scrapbook Customs Building Block Frame #37198b (2 of these) & Multi-color Building Blocks #37199a 
*Carstock by Recollections

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

DCD Challenge #174: Just Beachy

Happy Diva Tuesday! Our challenge this week is all about the water....the beach, the waves and anything else you think is "Just Beachy." 

For my card I used the Print and Cut feature on my Silhouette. Now up until recently, I did not know that you could do this trace, select what you want and remove the image kinda thing but my good friend Janis at Pause Dream Enjoy did a tutorial on how to do this on her blog!  THANK YOU JANIS!  That tutorial is available here.
My image is from Kadoodle Bug Designs and is called Surfing Bear. I believe it is now retired however she does have a similar image found here called Beach Bears.
I also used a NEW Cardz TV Stamp Set called Summer Fun which is available at the Cardz TV Store here.

Here is my project....

Materials Used:
*A2 Card
*Surfing Bear from Kadoodle Bug Designs
*Cardz TV Stamp set Summer Fun
*Patterned paper by DCWV Citrus Stack
*Studio G Glitter Glue
*Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

PDE Linky Party #14: Tags

Welcome to the midway challenge reminder for our current Linky Party at PDE Linky Party.  Our challenge is Tags.
For my project, I used an image from the online Silhouette Store called Moose with Christmas Tree and used the Print and Cut feature with him. That image is available here.

Here it is...
 The Moose with Christmas tree is a Print and Cut feature (Silhouette Store #50963)
The sentiment if from the Mistletoe Stamp set by Bug Bites

Head over to PDE Linky Party following the link found here to see some fabulous projects by the Design Team and also to enter your own amazing Tags project.

Materials Used:
*tag made from Elegant Edges p. 26 "Hearts1"
*Moose with Christmas Tree Print and Cut Silhouette Store #50963 found here
*Patterned paper Me and My Big Ideas "Holiday"
*Sentiment from Bug Bites Mistletoe Stamp set
*Recollections cardstock