I am attempting to maintain a blog filled with random bits from my life and family as well as my adventures in crafting.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Cut It Up! - Shaker Cards

Happy Friday!

I had an interesting morning to say the least...
I will spare you the details,
but my big toe is numb from a small procedure
and my body had a slight reaction to the shots that numbed it up...
After nausea, fainting, and some time in the bathroom
I am feeling like a complete spazz!!!
But my toe is better...Yay!

ANYWHO...today is the start of another challenge over at
Cut It Up
Challenge:
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Shaker Cards!

Our Sponsor:
Any 3 Sets of Your Choice

My Project:
The Cutting Cafe was generous enough to
send the Design Team different files for
shaker cards.
I loved this pumpkin one and wanted to try it out.
Keep in mind that I do not have an SVG cutting machine,
so this was put together solely by fussy cutting...crazy huh!?!?
Even with the fussy cutting it was a sinch to do,
so you should definitely give it a go.
The paper I used for the inside is from DCWV
and the filler is a combo of sequins and beads.
I added some baker's twine and VWALLAH...
Done and Done...

The Inside... 
I also used this sentiment from The Cutting Cafe
for the inside of the card.
My paper is from my scrap stash,
I can't remember what paper pad it came from.
I did ink around all the edges of my card
with Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink.

I hope you will join us in this Shaker Card challenge,
they are such fun cards to make.

Thanks for checkin' in!!!

Monday, October 16, 2017

BBTB2 - Travel/Road Trip

Happy Monday!

Today over at BBTB2 we have another
challenge starting....
Travel/Road Trip

I decided to focus on travelling via air not road :)
This fun plane is from Everyday Pop-Up Cards.
All my papers are from my scrap stash, and I followed
a sketch from Mojo Monday.
The sentiment is from Craftin' Desert Divas.

Thanks for checkin' in!!!

Friday, October 6, 2017

Cut It Up! Breast Cancer Awareness

Happy Friday!!!

Oh my goodness, can I just list all that is going on in my life right now?
It would take up too much of my blog, so I will spare you.

Anyway, a new challenge has started over at Cut It Up!!!
Cut It Up

Our Challenge is:
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Breast Cancer Awareness.

Our Sponsor:
CAS-ual Fridays Stamps
$15 Prize

My Project:
Unfortunately, I was not able to use the awesome ribbon
die cut from our sponsor,
instead I pulled out my Pink Journey cartridge
and cut out this pretty pink ribbon.
I also used Mini Monograms to cut the
scallop circle and then I cut that in half to use as
added embellishment.

The background paper is from Echo Park.
I love the printed message on the paper and
thought it was perfect for this card.

I hope you will join us over at Cut It Up
for this challenge.

Thanks for checkin' in!!!

Monday, September 18, 2017

BBTB2 - Apple of My Eye

Happy Monday!

Welcome to another challenge over at BBTB2!
I am hosting the challenge this week and decided
to channel my love of the Harvest and especially the
Apple Harvest on my project.
There are so many fun apple cuts with the Cricut,
 I am sure you will be able to create something amazing!


I decided to use the fabulous apple from Doodlecharms -
it's seriously perfect.
I used up some more scraps from my stash
and pulled out some fun red patterned papers.
Added a few green gems for embellishment and
the sentiment is from Craftin' Desert Divas.

I hope you will join us over at BBTB2 this week!

Thanks for checkin' in!!!

Friday, September 8, 2017

Cut It Up! Johnny Appleseed

Happy Friday!!!

Oh my! Life is SOOOOOOOOOOOOO Busy!!!
I can't believe it has been so long since my last post.
Seriously LIFE!!!

Today over at Cut It Up we have a new challenge starting!

Cut It Up

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Johnny Appleseed - Use an Apple

Sponsor:
$20 Store Credit

My Project:
I decided to make a sign that kids can hold up
on the first day of school so parents can take their pictures.
Isn't your Instagram feed inundated with those like mine is?!?!
I am one of those parents so I am just as guilty :)

Anyway, I used Locker Talk for the cut,
DCWV Grade School paper for the background,
and some textured red cardstock for the base.
I used some foam tape to pop up the image.

I love the bold colors and fun theme for this sign,
so perfect for those school shots ;)

I hope you will join us over at Cut It Up for our challenge.

Thanks for checkin' in!!!

Friday, July 28, 2017

Cut It Up! Friendship

Happy Friday!

Welcome to another challenge for Cut It Up!

Cut It Up

This week we want to focus on Friendship!

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Our Sponsor:
Heartfelt Creations
$20 Gift Certificate

My Project:
I decided to follow a card from the cartridge
"Just Because" Cards.
All the cuts are set at 8" and it is a good sized card.
I love the pink and green papers together.
My base pink paper is from Echo Park.
The green overlay paper is from DCWV.
The papers I used for the owl and saying were just
in my scrap stash.
I think this is a fun friendship card :)

I hope you will join us over at Cut It Up!

Thanks for checkin' in!!!

Monday, July 17, 2017

BBTB2 - 3D Projects

Happy Monday!

Welcome to another challenge over at BBTB2!

This week the challenge is all about 3D Projects...
SO FUN!!!

I decided to make a cute little pillow box from
Something to Celebrate.

My paper is from American Crafts.

I also decided to add a 3D butterfly.
I used Art Philosophy to cut out this cute image
and just popped up the
middle section of the layer to create the effect.
I used a rhinestone for embellishment.

My sentiment is from a stamp set from
Craftin' Desert Divas.

I hope you will join us over at BBTB2 this week!

Thanks for checkin' in!!!