Winter Facebook Hop

winter facebook hopDie Cuttin’ Divas and KaDoodle Bug Designs are teaming up for a Facebook Hop this weekend.  It’s two days of cute Winter projects, Friday and Saturday (yesterday and today.)  You should go check it out.  The hop starts over at KaDoodle Bug’s Facebook page.  I’m on the Saturday lineup, and I thought post my projects here as well.

I was given two files to work with, Christmas Dragons and Warm Winter Wishes.  I really needed some cool Christmas trees to make what I had in mind, so I snuck over to KaDoodle Bugs and picked up this Christmas Trees file for $1.00!!

First up – those adorable dragons.  I couldn’t decide which one to use, so I used all three:

P1090359webI print and cut for these gift tags.  The twine is Berry Trendy Twine. Those star brads are a million years old.  I found them in a drawer and they weren’t even open!!  They’re from Treasured Memories.

P1090362webP1090363webMy second dragon project is two Baby’s First Christmas books that I needed, both for little girls.  This is why I needed those trees.  The books are Your Story folders, and I just printed out some pages with clip art for the insides.

P1090369webP1090368webThe last dragon went on a step card:

P1090386webNext I got to play with the snowmen in the Warm Winter Wishes file.  I made two more step cards for them:

P1090385webP1090384web I hope you go do the Facebook hop.  (Hint, hint — There are prizes to be won!!)  I started a new Facebook page for My Little Craft Blog just for this hop!


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DCD #192 – Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is the challenge theme this week at Die Cuttin’ Divas.  I’ve made a little mini album following this tutorial on My Sister’s Scrapper.


I messed up the pages, though.  It was supposed to be a vertical album, but I folded it backwards.  This photo will show the difference.  The blue page (for another album) is correct.


I almost threw the whole thing out, but decided to keep it and use my Bind it All to put it together.  P1090197web

The turkey is from Casey’s Angel, a blog site that is no longer up.  I printed and cut the colored svg two ways — one, the whole turkey, which I used as the base to build upon.  The second one, I printed and cut in pieces.  I inked the edges of all the pieces and glued them on top of the whole turkey.


It gives a little more dimension, plus it was fun to do!


The sentiment is from Craftin’ Desert Divas Let’s Get Stuffed.  It seems to be my favorite sentiment in that set!!  I’ve used it, like, three times already!


So — here are the details for this challenge:  Begins: November 18, Ends: November 24th.  Sponsor: Sugar Pea Designs; Prize: $15 Certificate.

See you over at Die Cuttin’ Divas!





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Scarecrow card


I’m usually not a scarecrow kind of girl, but when I saw this file from Designs on Cloud 9, I just had to make the whole scene.  The file is called Fall Scarecrow, and comes with everything you see here on the card (plus an apple, which I didn’t use.)  Side step cards are perfect for making little scenes like this.  I ran the hay bale through my Cuttlebug and used my Let’s Get Stuffed stamp set from Craftin’ Desert Divas  for the sentiment.

Here are closeups of some of the elements – click to enlarge:

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Don’t you love that sweet crow?  How funny that the crow is sitting on the scarecrow’s arm and stealing some of his stuffing!!  Too cute . . .


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Cut it Up – Let’s Talk Turkey

CIU challenge blogFamiliar topic!  Now it’s Cut it Up’s turn to have a Let’s Talk Turkey challenge!  Your project must have a turkey somewhere on it.

I went to my new Sizzix Flip Its die cut again, this time the circle Flip Its, and made several Thanksgiving cards.  The turkeys are clip art saved on my computer.


The die set does not include a die for the inside center strip, but it looks naked without something there.  It’s easy to just cut a rectangular strip of pattered paper to finish it off.  The sentiment on the inside is an Itty Bitty from Unity Stamp Company aptly named Happy Thanksgiving!   I also used the dies that comes with the Flip Its set to cut out the turkey on this card:


I used the negative space of another die cut for the kraft frame, and it has the same sentiment inside.

Do you talk turkey?  We’d love to see your turkey project over at Cut it Up!  You could win one stamp set from Craftin Desert Diva’s!

(If you hurry up, you can enter your card in this challenge AND the one over at Die Cuttin’ Divas!  Their theme is Let’s Talk Turkey this week, too!  :)  )



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Make a Wish!!


I used a couple files from Designs on Cloud 9 to make this little birthday card.  The base is the Thank You Card.  I used all the parts except for the little banners.  Instead I used their most recent freebie, Make a Wish!  I thought it was really cute, so I made five of them, using one on this card.  (Look at the shape of the black “string.”  Keep it in mind in the next few weeks.)

P1090314webI used the Wink of Stella pen on the little stars, but I think it must be dry already, unless I’m doing something wrong.  I was not too pleased with it!!

I was crafting with my friend, Sara, last Saturday, and she gave me a couple retired Stamp it Up background stamps that she never used, and I used one on the center of the flower.

So, that’s my card!



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DCD Challenge #191 – Let’s Talk Turkey


The challenge this week at Die Cuttin’ Divas is to use a turkey on your project.  That should be easy!  The only hard part is to figure out which one to use!  I decided to use last year’s  freebie from Treasure Box Designs.  This one is so cute!!

P1090303webI used the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug embossing folder and some Tim Holtz Distress ink.  The twine is Chocolate Truffle Trendy Twine, and the heart button was in a bag of buttons I have.  The sentiment stamp is Craftin’ Desert Divas Let’s Get Stuffed.


P1090302webThere are so many adorable turkeys to choose from, we can’t wait to see what you come up with!  Here are the details for this week’s challenge:  It begins November 11 and ends on November 17th.  The sponsor is Sugar Pea Designs and they’ve donated a $15 Certificate!




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DCD Challenge #190 is a Recipe

This week’s challenge at Die Cuttin’ Divas is a recipe — not a recipe for a delicious cookie, but for a delicious-looking project!  The recipe is 1 Ribbon/Twine, 2 Pattern Papers and 3 Pearls/Gems.

I’ve been needing some baby cards lately, and also have challenged myself to use up some paper that I have left over from one of those baby-album-in-a-box kits that I’ve had for years.  It’s ALMOST gone — just a few squares left.

P1090257webI used a sketch from Operation Write Home for this card.  The scalloped circles are dies included in the Sizzix Circle Flip-its set and the image is clip art saved on my computer.  I was trying out my new dies one day and printed out a whole page of images to send through.  This is one of them, and I’m sure you’ll see some of the others in future projects.  The congratulations stamp is an old one from Stampin’ Up.

We can’t wait to see what you do with this challenge.  Here are the details:

Ch #190: Recipe ~ 1 Ribbon/Twine, 2 Pattern Papers, 3 Pearls/Gems.  It begins November 4, 2014 and ends November 10th.  The sponsor is Cricut Vinyl Supplies and the prize is a  $10.00 store credit.  Good luck!


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