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Friday, November 28, 2014

Cut It Up - Non Traditional Christmas Card

Happy Friday!!!

Hope you all had a fantastic Thanksgiving
and are recovering from the food overload :)

And if you are like me and avoid Black Friday
at all costs, then it would be the perfect time
to join in our challenge over at Cut It Up!

Cut It Up

Challenge #59

Non-traditional Christmas cards.

*****  Please pay careful attention to the requirements for this challenge. *****
1.  Create a Christmas card.
2.  The card must NOT be SQUARE OR RECTANGLE.
3.  NO red or green.
(And don't forget to include a die cut!)

This challenge runs from November 28, 2014 until December 10, 2014 (noon EST)

This challenge is sponsored by:

Prize: $20 Coupon Code!

Here is my project:
I used Art Philosophy for this shape card
and the mats.  The star is also from this cartridge.

I used Divine Swirls Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
for the black mat.

I wrote Silent Night with a Black Gel Pen.

This was a bit tricky coming up with
a card without using Red or Green.
I can't wait to see what everyone else comes up with!

Thanks for checkin' in!!!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Decorate To Celebrate - Anything Goes!

Happy Wednesday!

Welcome to another Anything Goes Challenge

For my project today
I created Thanksgiving Home Decor
from Wood Letters.

I bought these letters at a local crafty wood cut out store
and then found some fun fall papers to decorate them with.

I painted the wood with some brown acrylic paint,
traced the letters on the paper and hand cut them out.
Then I glued them on with some Mod Podge.

I sanded the paper around the wood to get clean edges.

The "a" was cut out of brown vinyl using the Jasmine Cartridge.

I just love how it turned out.

I hope you will join us over at Decorate To Celebrate!

And I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!

Thanks for checkin' in!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Give Thanks - BBTB2 and FCCB Weekly Challenges

Hey All!

Happy Monday!

Today over at BBTB2 and FCCB we have challenges
all about Giving Thanks!

Here is my project:
I used Celebrate with Flourish
to create this card.

The papers are all from Colorbok (Wal-Mart)
and the stamp is from a little $1 set I picked up
at JoAnn's.

I wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Thanks for checkin' in!

Monday, November 17, 2014

BBTB2 - Anything Goes!

Happy Monday!

Bitten by the Bug 2

Today over at BBTB2 we have a new challenge starting -
Anything Goes!

Create any project featuring any Cricut die cut.

Here is my project:

So I wanted to play around a little with the
Tags, Bags, Boxes, and More 2 cartridge because
I finally ordered the Scoring Blade.
Now, I don't know about some of the boxes on this cart -
they seem ridiculously difficult and some don't make any sense,
but I really like a lot of the ones they have.
And I really LOVE the tags on this cart.
I haven't played around with the phrases
because I don't have the pens yet,
so that is next on my list to get.

Anyway, this is one of the treat bags
as well as one of the tags on the cart.
The scoring blade really does make a difference
when putting these together,
but I have found that I need to use Multi-Cut 4
to get the score lines to be the most beneficial
in folding the boxes up.

I used a Fiskars stamp for the sentiment
and some twine from American Crafts.
The paper is from DCWV Pocket Full of Posies.

I like the size of this treat bag
and can't wait to give it out :)

I hope you will join us for our Anything Goes
challenge over at BBTB2 this week!

Thanks for checkin' in!!!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Cut It Up - Let's Talk Turkey!

Happy Friday!

Seriously time FLIES!!!

I can't believe Thanksgiving is less than 2 weeks away now!

In honor of this holiday and the
bird we love to eat
we want to see your projects featuring a
over at Cut It Up!

Cut It Up

Our Sponsor:
Craftin Desert Divas
One Stamp Set

Personally, I am all about the sides on Thanksgiving,
not necessarily the bird :)

But here is my project:

I used the turkey from the Animal Kingdom cartridge.
All my papers were in my scrap stash,
so they are from different packs.

My sentiment is from CardzTV "Going in Circles"

I did follow the sketch from Mojo Monday this week.

I hope that you will join us for our challenge
this week over at Cut It Up!

Thanks for checkin' in!!!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Decorate To Celebrate - Pumpkin Home Decor

Happy Wednesday!

Welcome to another Anything Goes challenge
over at 

I have a fun, easy, and inexpensive decor project
to show you today...
If any of you have scraps of 2x4 hanging around,
this is a perfect way to get rid of it!

Just cut them down to the sizes you want
and stack them to create a pumpkin.

I painted the blocks with some orange acrylic paint,
found some fun orange pattern paper and used
Mod Podge to glue them on to the blocks.

I did use some wood glue to adhere all the blocks

The stem is a 2x2 scrap piece of wood
that I painted green.

The rafia bow was adhered with a glue gun.


So I hope that you will join us over at
and show off a project or two!

Thanks for checkin' in!!!

Monday, November 10, 2014

FCCB & BBTB2 - Thankful

Happy Monday!!!

Today over at BBTB2 and FCCB
we have some fabulous challenges starting!

One is a sketch, the other is to use a pumpkin....

Bitten by the Bug 2
So over at BBTB2 our Sweet Caroline (dun dun dun)
sorry a little Neil Diamond is on the brain :)
Yes, the most talented Caroline has issued us
all the challenge to use a pumpkin on our projects


Challenge #236 Sketch Challenge

This Weeks Sponsor
~This Weeks Challenge~
Sketch Challenge

To qualify for the prize, be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cut
on your project and if it's not obvious,
let us know what cartridge you used.

Now for my project after
combining the two :)
I have never used the pumpkin from Freshly Picked,
so I wanted to give it a try.

I really love the leaf/stem on this cut.

I inked around all the edges with
various colors of ColorBox Chalk Ink.

My paper is from My Mind's Eye and
the pearls are from Recollections.

The sentiment is from CardzTV "Many Thanks" stamp set -
LOVE LOVE LOVE this set!!!
And I stamped it with Frost White Colorbox Pigment Ink

I am also going to enter this in over at

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

Thanks for checkin' in!!!

Monday, November 3, 2014

BBTB2 - Football Season!!!

Happy Monday!!!

I hope you all have recovered from the weekend!

Bitten by the Bug 2

Today over at BBTB2 we have a super fun
challenge all about FOOTBALL!!!
Our lovely Brenda has chosen this theme and
I couldn't be happier!


So I decided to create a Good Luck card
with a Broncos theme (LOVE the Broncos!)

I used Create A Friend for my little football player.
I used pieces of paper from my scrap stash
and the "Good Luck" sentiment comes from
a TPC stamp set.
The enamel dots are from Recollections.

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

Thanks for checkin' in!!!