Friday, June 16, 2017

Cut It Up Picnic Challenge



It's that perfect time of year for a family picnic!!!

Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Potato Salad and Watermelon. Mmmm, mmm good :)

Our challenge for you over at Cut It Up this week is all about those yummy meals we enjoy outside in the sunshine.





This week our challenge over at Cut It Up is "Picnic". Don't forget the die cut!

Our sponsor for this weeks challenge is Newton's Nook, you have a chance to win a $20 certificate to their store.


For my card I used stamps from our sponsors stamp set called Winston's BBQ




I also used a cut file from Silhouette Studio called Picnic Table With Basket



A stitched hillside die by Lawn Fawn was also used.





Supplies Used: card stock - 2 shades of brown, red, blue, green, white; patterned paper by Authentique, stamps by Newton's Nook; Die by Lawn Fawn; cut file by Silhouette Studio; Chalk by Pebbles; Copic Markers

I can't wait to see your creation so pop on over to the Cut It Up blog and join us in the fun!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Die Cuttin' Divas Summer Fruit Challenge

I enjoyed a wonderful weekend this past weekend.

Watched my grandson play in the Little League championship game. They played a hard fought, intense game, that went on for 3 1/2 hours. They lost, unfortunately, but I was proud of the team.
They played very well!

Next I took a lovely hike to Frazier Falls in Graeagle, CA. Absolutely beautiful!

Followed last but not least with a delicious dinner at The Iron Door in Johnsville.

Memories were made :)

Anyway,  it's Tuesday and time for a new challenge over at Die Cuttin' Divas

The challenge this week is "Summer Foods".



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My summer food of choice was watermelon and I created my card using WATERMELON SHAPED CARD
by Jamie Cripps
Design ID #64296




I used a stamp set by Stampendous called Little Fruit for the sentiment.


I think this cut makes an especially cute card, especially with the little bite out of the top!



Supplies used: card stock -  white, vanilla, black, green; patterned paper by Papertrey Ink; twine from Michaels; stamps from Little Fruit by Stampendous; cut file from Silhouette.

Now pop on over to Die Cuttin' Divas and see all the fabulous inspiration the rest of the design team has come up with.


Hope to see you playing along with us!!!!



Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Die Cuttin' Divas Sketch Challenge

I did one of my least favorite things today.

I went bathing suit shopping!

I think I'd rather clean my toilets than go shopping for a new bathing suit, but it had been a few years and I just couldn't put it off any longer.

My daughter was sweet enough to accompany me and actually found one that wasn't half bad.

Whew, thats over with, and maybe I'll be lucky and this one will last more than a year.

Anyway,  it's Tuesday and time for a new challenge over at Die Cuttin' Divas

The challenge this week is a sketch challenge.



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I created my card using stamps and dies from Paper Smooches and Simon Says Stamp.





I stamped and embossed the sentiment on black to make it pop.





Supplies used: card stock -  white, seafoam green, black; stamps and dies by Paper Smooches and Simon Says Stamp; Copic Markers; Versamark; Enamel Dots.

Now pop on over to Die Cuttin' Divas and see all the fabulous inspiration the rest of the design team has come up with.


Hope to see you playing along with us!!!!



Friday, June 2, 2017

Cut It Up "Summer School" Challenge



School's out for Summer!!!

Or at least almost, we have a challenge for you over at Cut It Up which will require you to "go to class".





This week our challenge over at Cut It Up is "Summer School". Create a card following a tutorial.

Our sponsor for this weeks challenge is Heartfelt Creations , you have a chance to win a $20 certificate to their store.


For my card I used a tutorial by Splitcoast Stampers to create a Decorative Corner Card.

It makes an A2 card that is 3 dimensional, but folds flat for mailing.

I found a cute die cut at the Silhouette store by Doodlebug called Globe-Hats Off! and made it the focal point of my graduation card.




For the back I left one panel virtually blank so that I could write a note to the recipient.




Here is a photo of how it looks folded flat for mailing.







Supplies Used: card stock - black, metallic grey, white; patterned paper were from my scrap pile; cut file from Silhouette Designs; tutorial by Splitcoast Stampers.

I can't wait to see your creation so pop on over to the Cut It Up blog and join us in the fun!

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Die Cuttin' Divas Anything Goes Challenge

I hope you got your summer off to a fun start over Memorial Day weekend!

We enjoyed a BBQ over at my daughters house. Hamburgers, hotdogs and lots of fun playing Cornhole.

Well, the long weekend is over and it's Tuesday and time for a new challenge over at Die Cuttin' Divas

The challenge this week is "Anything Goes"



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I used this challenge to create a birthday card for my daughter using a stamp set and matching dies by Lawn Fawn.





I cased a card on Pinterest and fringe cut some metallic gold paper and green crepe paper to mimic the fringe on a PiƱata,




Supplies used: card stock -  white, metallic gold; stamps and dies by Lawn Fawn; crepe paper; fringing scissors by Martha Stewart; Kuretake Clean Color Real Brush Watercolour Pens; gold cord.

Now pop on over to Die Cuttin' Divas and see all the fabulous inspiration the rest of the design team has come up with.


Hope to see you playing along with us!!!!



Wednesday, May 24, 2017

One Card Repeated Yet Different


I set myself a goal of making 100 Christian cards and donating them to either our church or to another charity. To date, I have completed 70.

I didn't want it to be so difficult that I wouldn't keep at it so I thought if I made 4 cards of a particular design it would be slightly easier. I didn't think I wanted the 4 to be exactly alike though, so
I have been making four copies of a card, but changing it slightly each time.

I wanted to share the four I created this weekend. Basically, I changed up the patterned papers and embellishments, but used the same layout and sentiment stamp.

All of the cards use the "Trust in the Lord" stamp from Phrases & Praises by Papertrey Ink.
They all also include tags which I cut from my Silhouette.

 The first card uses some beautiful papers by Anna Griffin from the Amelie 6X6 paper pad, the Courages Stamp & Die Set by Essentials by Ellen, and a scrap of eyelet lace.




The second card uses the Moments paper pad by My Minds Eye, punches by Martha Stewart and Fiskars and rhinestones by Bo Bunny


For the third card I went to a paper pad called Infused by Authentique, a border punch by Fiskars and stamps from the Courage Stamp & Die Set from Essentials by Ellen.

Do you see a mistake on this one?

Well, I placed my paper a little off by accident and it cut the scalloped tag into the bottom edge of the patterned paper which should normally be trimmed off. Well, I kinda liked the way it looked like I did it on purpose, so I used it and didn't cut out another.


The final version of this card I used paper by My Minds Eye, a punch by Martha Stewart, and rhinestones by Kaiser Kraft.
The butterflies were fussy cut from one of the patterned papers.


Well, there you have it!

Four slightly different, yet the same, cards.

Thanks for taking a peek today!