Friday, March 20, 2015

Spring! Anything But A Card

 This fortnight our die cut challenge at Cut It Up is "Spring/Anything but a Card."  I created this layout of my daughter with pictures from 2006.  She decided that Pull-Ups make a nice hat!  My die cut is the Papertrey Ink tag I used to journal.
 Enter your Spring layout or project, include a die cut, and you could win cutting files by Designs by Cloud 9.

Here is my companion page...my daughter thought it was fun to empty her dresser of all of her pajamas and bunny slippers and create a tower of sleepwear.  Luckily this stage didn't last very long!
Happy Friday!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Doodlebug Happy Go Lucky - 1 sheet, 9 cards!

I am crafting again!  On Saturday I attended an annual crop for a local elementary school.  This was my third year attending.  It is a fabulous crop; all food and prizes are donated.  For $50 all meals, snacks, drinks are provided for this 12-hour fun-filled craft day.  Almost everyone leaves with a prize; I won a beautiful pottery bowl from a local pottery shop and an iris container full of 12x12 scrapbooking papers and embellishments.

Last week I purchased this one 12x12 sheet of Doodlebug "Happy Go Lucky" paper.  I trimmed most of the 4x4 squares and matted on either card stock or a square of Doodlebug "Santa Express" (first two cards.)  On three of them I added a stamped sentiment, "I'm so lucky to have you."  I mounted each on 4.25x4.25 white card bases and added pearls, gems, and sequins to seven of the cards.  On one I only added faux white stitching (the colorful shamrocks; middle row/far right) and on the last card I added black rub-ons from the current March 2015 Simon Says Stamp card kit.

Now to come up with Easter card ideas...

Happy Tuesday!

Friday, March 6, 2015

Cards with a Moving Component Die Cut challenge

It's time to Cut It Up again and our sponsors for this challenge are Fleurette Bloom and As Cute as a Button.  All three of the papers I used are digital papers from Fleurette Bloom's "Ships Ahoy" collection.  Aren't these papers fabulous?  I adore those red dots and the anchors.  My sentiment is "Hope Anchors" by Neat and Tangled.
For this Windy challenge there must be a moving component, and mine is the action wobble anchor embellishment:
Enter at Cut It Up by March 18th for a chance to win a $10 gift card to Fleurette Bloom and a $20 coupon code to As Cute as a Button.

Happy Friday!

Friday, February 20, 2015

Lucky Bug

Meljen's Designs is sponsoring the next challenge at Cut It Up; the prize for this challenge is four Meljen's Designs digital stamps!  This fortnight our challenge is "Exotic Animals" (no dogs or cats.)

Remember to use a die cut somewhere on your project; I used a rectangular stitched die on the green glitter card stock base.  The Little Shamrock Bee is a Meljen's digital stamp.
You have until March 4th to link up your exotic animal die cut project at Cut It Up.

Happy Friday!

Friday, February 6, 2015

Romance die cut challenge

It's time to Cut It Up again and our sponsors for this challenge are Fleurette Bloom and As Cute as a Button.  All three of the papers I used are digital papers from Fleurette Bloom's "He loves me/he loves me not" collection.
Our challenge is Romance; use flowers, lace, and pearls.  My heart is a Cricut die cut (Plantin Schoolbook cartridge), my lace by Hero Arts, and the pearl-center flower was in my stash.  The pink doily is by Doodlebug and the sentiment is an SRM Valentines sticker.
Enter at Cut It Up by February 18th for a chance to win a $10 gift card to Fleurette Bloom and a $20 coupon code to As Cute as a Button.

Happy Friday!

Friday, January 23, 2015

Embossing and die cut challenge

It is time to Cut It Up again and this fortnight we are recognizing National Braille Literacy month.  In honor of this worthy cause we are asking that you include embossing along with a die cut.  I embossed my patterned paper and I used a Spellbinder's die on my digital stamp image.  The cute digital stamp is by Meljen's Designs, and they are sponsoring us for this challenge!  Yep, you could win 4 digital stamps.
You have until February 4th to link up your project at Cut It Up.  I hope to see you there!

Happy Friday!

Friday, January 9, 2015

I Have A Dream die cut challenge

 It's time to Cut It Up again and this time our theme is black and white.  I used Spellbinder's dies for my die cuts.
 We have two sponsors for this challenge; I hope you win!

 A $10 gift certificate to Designs on Cloud 9
and
a $20 coupon code to As Cute as a Button

Create your black and white card, project, or layout, include a die cut somewhere on your project, and link up at Cut It Up.  I hope to see you there!

Happy Friday!