DCD 322 – Camping Fun with Woodland Critters

I love all the cute owl cutting files there are, and I knew right away that’s what I wanted for this challenge.  I’ve only seen live owls in zoos or in rescue shelters, never in the wild.  Do you think they’re as cute as this one from Miss Kate’s Cuttables?  It’s called Owl Love You Forever.Here’s the whole card:Adorable, right?  Link up your Camping with Woodland Creatures project at Die Cuttin’ Divas today!



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Stick it Down – June, 2017

Here’s this month’s card sketch from Stick it Down!

I took it literally and made a couple wedding cards using a cut from the Wedding Cricut cartridge, which was free one week in May on  Cricut Design Space.  I made three cards using various scraps of papers and ribbons from my stash.  I added liquid pearls to the icing.

It doesn’t have to be a cake, though.  That’s what makes this card sketch so versatile!

Hope to see your take on it over at Stick it Down.


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Cut it Up – Picnic!

Summer is a great time for picnics, especially picnics by a lake!  Our family enjoyed annual picnics by the lake for years. Always something wonderful to look forward to.  I love picnic foods!  Anyhow, picnics is our theme this week at Cut it Up Challenge Blog.

I made a little easel card using a file from Silhouette called Easel Card – Star, altered a little!  The ant is from Miss Kate Cuttables, and the strawberry is included in the ant file.  All the stamps are from our sponsor, Newton’s NookNewton’s Day Dream and Flower Garden.    I actually made the picnic basket myself from rectangles in Silhouette Design Studio!  We’d love to see your picnic themed projects over at Cut it Up, so link up!!  You could win a $20 store credit from Newton’s Nook!


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Miss Kate Cuttables Guest Designer

I’m guest designing for Miss Kate Cuttables again this year!  Yay!  So exciting!

Summer is right around the corner and summer plans are heating up.  I made some little mini-waterfall albums following a tutorial from My Sister’s Scrapper, and plan to hand them out at summer BBQs this year.I worked with two files: Ice Cream Truck and Sweet Summer Title.  The albums themselves measure 3″ x 4″, so you can imagine how small I had to cut the svgs, but they cut beautifully, even the holes that make the watermelon seeds!  Each album takes one 12″ x 12″ piece of card stock, and I used scraps to line the pages.  These are so much fun to make, you can’t stop at just one!  What a great way to use up scraps!

Here are the individual little minis:

I had such fun with these files, and am honored to guest design for Miss Kate.

Of course I cut many of each, so I’m sure you’ll see the leftovers on other projects in the near future!  (I still have four more “Sweet Summer” albums to make.)


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Cleaning up my scraps

is so much fun!  It happens every time I go to straighten my craft room.  I was just about to throw out some 1×6 scraps of Christmas paper but couldn’t bring myself to do it.  They were all from the same paper pad so they went together.  I put them on a card front, then went looking for a Christmassy die cut in my box of extra die cuts .  I found the perfect one – a stocking.  I placed it on the card front and . . . was underwhelmed.

The stocking got lost amid all those patterned papers.  It needed a mat, but I didn’t remember what cut file was used to make it.  Luckily, I still have some of my original crafting supplies!  I broke out my Magic Matter.Do you have one of these?  You can make a mat of any shape using the magic matters and a pencil.  Or multiple mats!  This is how it works.Turn your shape over and trace around it with one of the little matting circles, then cut by hand.  Ta Da!!Now I like it.  The black mat makes the stocking just pop!  🙂

I then went through my Christmas paper scrap folder and threw out all the blah papers, those that I didn’t love.  Then I started putting together some card fronts for later on.  My plan was to use up all the scraps so I’ll go back to it later.  This is what I have so far:It’s a good start!


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DCD #321 – Summer Foods

I just love summer foods, especially fruits!  You should see all the delicious summer foods over at Die Cuttin’ Divas.  That’s our theme this week!  I chose lemonade.  I loosely based my card on last week’s sketch.The lemonade is Lemonade Pitcher by Too Cute by Jessica, and the card base is Fancy Label from SVG Cutting Files.  I cut the pitcher out twice, once with white card stock and once with vellum.I cut lots of extra lemons for the inside. It’ll be a birthday card for my sister.  See you over at Die Cuttin’ Divas!


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Last Four Milos for Milo May

Today is the official end of Milo May 2017.  I know it’s June, but June 6th is the anniversary of the date the pattern was released, so Milo May runs from May 1st to June 6th.  I knitted TEN Milos during Milo May 2017!!  I already showed you six and a half of them here.  This pink one is the one that was on my needles in that other post.  I did not add any duplicate stitches to it; I liked it plain:

These are for siblings.  I got the Celtic Cable pattern here.  I repeated row 1 as my last row to close the cables.And this last one was knit on Memorial Day weekend.  We went out of state and I needed something to knit in the car that wasn’t as complicated as the Celtic Cable.I have knitted 26 Milos altogether so far!  It’s a fun, fast knit and perfect for an extra layer of warmth.

A very satisfying knitting month!
Hmmm.  What to knit next?  So much yarn.  So much time!  🙂


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