DCD #209 – Anything Goes!

Hang on, because Anything Goes this week at Die Cuttin’ Divas!

I made a big card for a holiday that I made up – Cleaning Staff Appreciation Day!  The cleaning staff at my school does a great job and I wanted to let them know that we really appreciate their hard work, so . . . Cleaning Staff Appreciation Day!

P1100009webThis robot from the Cricut Robotz cartridge was perfect!  (There is also one with a vacuum cleaner, but I liked this one better.)

P1100012webLook at that face!!

P1100013webOther Cricut cartriges used — label – Elegant Edges, Tag – Autumn Celebrations, Thank You – Botanicals.   Wow!  Four in one!

P1100011webHere are the details for this week’s challenge: Begins: March 31st; Ends: April 6th; Sponsor: Scrappy Dew Creations ~ Prize: $20 Online Store!

This one is easy – just make any kind of a project that includes a die cut and enter.  You may be the lucky winner!  Hope to see your creation over at Die Cuttin’ Divas!


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DCD #208 – Music in our Schools

March is Music in our Schools month!  Who knew?  It makes sense, though, because this is the time of year for spring concerts.  And it’s also the theme for our challenge this week at Die Cuttin’ Divas!

The music teacher at our school is leaving at the end of this year so I made an altered notebook for people to sign.

P1100035webThe little singer is from the Create a Friend Cricut cartridge and the font for her name is from Quarternote.

P1100036webHere are the details for the challenge — Theme: Music in our schools; Begins: March 24th, 2015; Ends: March 30th, 2015; Sponsor: Dies R Us; Prize: $10 gift certificate!!




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Cut it Up – Spring – Anything But a Card

CIU challenge blogYay!  Happy Spring!  It was such a cold winter.  I’m so happy spring has finally arrived! It’s my favorite season.  I have yet to see any robins, but my husband saw two the other day, so it’s official!

And we’re celebrating over at Cut it Up!

Our challenge this time is to make a spring project that is not a card.  I decided to make another basket from the  My Scrap Chick Spring Baskets Trio.

P1100015webThat cute little rabbit who’s trying to steal the carrots is from Create a Critter, of course! Now, what to put in it?  I wanted to put a package of carrot seeds, but I’ve been so busy with school stuff, I couldn’t get out to the store.  On my way home yesterday, I stopped at CVS to check out their Easter candy and found some foil covered chocolate carrots!  Perfect!

P1100019webThe rabbit is on a skewer.  Using my Gypsy (I love that thing) I flipped a copy horizontally and hid all the cut lines and glued that to the back.  Had to add a little cotton tail!

P1100031webOur sponsor this week is Designs on Cloud 9.  Even though their store is closed, they are donating some cute cut files!  Check out the other “not a card” projects over at Cut it Up and then link yours.  You could win!


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DCD #207 Celebrate Spring

Come on Spring!!  We’re celebrating Spring at Die Cuttin’ Divas this week.  When I think of spring, I think of flowers.  I love the way spring smells, and it’s all because of those flowers!  Here is the project I made to celebrate spring:

P1100004webKeeping with my plan to use a Cricut cartridge for my Die Cuttin’ Divas posts, I used the flower from page 32 on the Artiste cartridge.  I beefed them up with flower cuts from Denise’s craft room, left over from here and a recollections flower punch.

P1100005webThe basket is from  My Scrap Chick Spring Baskets Trio.    It’s really sturdy!  Under the fluff, there are M&Ms that I used to make the flowers stand up straight.  :)

P1100006webThe stems are pencils from Michaels, cleverly taped to the back of the flowers.

P1100008webIf the recipient so chooses, she can dismantle the flowers and use those pencils and eat the M&Ms!

Here are the details for this week’s challenge:  Theme: Celebrate Spring; Begins: March 17th; Ends: March 23rd; Sponsor: Dies R Us; Prize: $10 gift card

Please take a look at the other projects the other Die Cuttin’ Divas made, then enter your own spring project!


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DCD #206 – St. Patrick’s Day

Top of the mornin’ to ya!  This week it’s all about celebrating your Irish — Saint Patrick’s Day projects, that is, over at Die Cuttin’ Divas.  I’m trying to use my Cricut cartridges more, so I looked and looked at my handbooks until inspiration struck.  To my surprise, I found my inspiration on the Paper Pups cartridge.  The card itself is on page 74 and the pup is from page 30.  He’s running around with a daisy in his mouth, but I substituted a chain of shamrocks from Little Scraps of Heaven Bear with Shamrocks file.

P1090892webTo make it look like he’s jumping through the hoop, I adhered his back legs and body to the light green liner and popped his head up on dimensionals.

P1090893webP1090894webThe little dots of gold are Martha Stewart copper glitter paint for glass. I got a box of six of them on the clearance table at Michaels.  There were supposed to be eight but two were missing.  I took a chance and luckily, they work just fine on paper, too!

P1090895webI ran the front of the card through my eBosser with one of the embossing folders that came with it.  Back on my gypsy, I just grouped two circles together to fit the round hole.  I just printed the sentiment on my computer!

Here are the details for this week’s Saint Patrick’s Day challenge:  Begins: March 10th, ends: March 16th, sponsor: Mary at Cardz TV, prize: Stamp Set.

Hope to see your projects over at Die Cuttin’ Divas!


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Yappy Birthday!

I love it when a card comes together!

Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons had this adorable chihuahua file as a freebie a couple of weeks ago.  As soon as I got her home, I had to make her up!

P1100001webI made the file as a “hybrid,” using print and cut for the tan body and face and colored card stock for the rest.   Since she is so sweet and feminine, I gave her have a pearl necklace and touch of blush.  I assembled five of these puppies and then they sat on my desk just waiting for the perfect presentation. . .

Dawn Griffith designs the neatest cards.  I tried to make this one on Thursday, but it didn’t work out too well.  I didn’t have an appropriate die to use and the one I did try got bent in the process :( so I gave up.  Then on Friday, she posted this card, which is very similar, but more awesome.   I had to try again, but instead of using my eBosser, I turned to my Silhouette Design Studio and designed the card on there.  It took me most of the morning, but it was SO MUCH FUN!

Here is my finished product:


The font is called Ian Jude, and I like it because it’s a fun, casual font and thought it went perfectly with the chihuahua and my sentiment, Yappy Birthday.  The bone on the front of the card is from Miss Kate’s Cuttables’ Dog Set.  The patterned paper was from Close to My Heart.

I made two more of this type of card, which are now sitting on my desk awaiting my inspiration.


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