Happy Thanksgiving!

Hope your day is filled with love, happiness, and lots of good food!

Love this old turkey owl from Treasure Box Designs!  🙂


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DCD World Hello Day

Hello!  Welcome to my little craft blog!  Today, November 21st, is World Hello Day and it’s also a new challenge over at Die Cuttin’ Divas.  Our theme celebrates World Hello Day.  I made two cards using Cricut Design Studio.The card itself is from the Wild Card cartridge, the rotary phone is from Suburbia, and the hello greeting is from Lacy Labels.  I like how they look but it took a lot to get them to look that way.  You can see some of the differences in this photo.  I assembled the one on the right first.I was disappointed in how that one turned out.  The card base is two layers.  You’d think they would account for having two layers by adjusting the size of the inner liner, but no.  I scored both and when I went to adhere them together, the brown showed all around the yellow; I had to trim it away.  I did like the Hello sentiment from Lacy Labels.  It cut out very nicely and I glued it to the front.

On the card on the left, I tried something different with the Design Space software.  I used the slice feature to get the Hello to cut out of the brown paper, then I cut a third layer using the hide contour feature to eliminate the window and put that layer behind the brown. But since I didn’t like how the first one turned out, I wound up cutting the brown and tan layers in half.  I just used the brown layer on the card front, but used the both tan halves on the inside of the card.  (Hope that makes sense.) So that’s my project for World Hello Day!  I think I’ll go out and say hello to everyone I meet!  That’ll be fun!  I love people.

Hope to see your Hello Creation at Die Cuttin’ Divas this week!


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Cut it Up – Shape Up!

It’s a shape card challenge over at Cut it Up! Shape cards are so much fun to make and to receive.  I love designing them in Silhouette software.  For this gorgeous peacock card I used a file from our sponsor, Ink on 3. The file is Peacock Basket 3D SVG kit, but I made a shape card with it instead.Purple and green look so pretty together, and peacocks!  They have their own beauty.  I hope you link your shape card to our challenge at Cut it Up.  You have two weeks.  The prize from Inkon3 is a $10.00 gift code!


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PDE Linky Party – Clean and Simple

This week’s theme at PDE Linky Party is Clean and Simple.

Clean – uncluttered
Simple – plain; easy

Here are my clean and simple cards.I started by looking through my scraps to find some white card stock.  I found six pieces that measured about 4.5″ x around 7″ and decided to use those.  I cut each one in my Cuttlebug with the Stitched Rectangle die by Lil’ Inkers.Itty Bitty stamps from Unity Stamp Co. are perfect for CAS cards because they usually contain one small image and one sentiment.  I have a million of them!  I went through my collection and chose this cutie, Sunny Peep.  Using my MISTI, I inked her up with Pigment Based Dye squares by Close to My Heart in Sunset for the bird and Honey for the sun.  When all six were done, I went back and did the sentiment in Tuxedo Black ink from Mememto.  I cut up a 12 x 12 piece of card stock for the yellow mat and adhered everything together.  BAM!  Six uncluttered, plain, easy cards in 25 minutes!!  Clean and Simple!We’d love for you to join the party and link your CAS project this week over at PDE Linky Party!


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DCD Thanks! OR Turkey!

There is a choice of themes this week at Die Cuttin’ Divas — Thanks or Turkey.  I chose turkey – roast turkey, that is!  YUM!  I can’t wait for my very favorite meal!

We’ll be celebrating Thanksgiving at my daughter’s house this year, and I thought I’d bring along something for the table.  My original idea was napkin rings, but I went a different route.  I put the napkins into little french fry boxes instead so I could use some of that scrumptious Pumpkin Spice paper from Pink and Main.  Also because my granddaughter loves to put little trinkets and bits of fabric into different containers.  These are the perfect size for her hands and she can play with them all after dinner.

The turkey is from the Simply Charmed Cricut cartridge and the little french fry box is from Art Philosophy. I made five altogether.  You can see that the paper is two-sided, which works perfectly for this kind of box. Which will you choose?  Thanks or turkey?  I’m sure thankful for turkey!!  🙂


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DCD November 2017 sketch

Happy November Die Cuttin’ Divas sketch!  🙂

I love working with Georgiana’s sketches.  They work for any occasion, and I always save them.  This one is no exception.  It’s perfect for a start on my Thanksgiving cards!

I saw a couple of cards that use scraps in a grid, so I made a grid using my Silhouette program.  I didn’t use scraps, though!  I cut squares to fit into the grid with sheets from Pink and Main’s Pumpkin Spice paper pad.  That way, I have plenty of squares for other projects.  I just love the colors and patterns!

The striped paper on the tag is from my stash; the awesome pilgrim’s hat is from the Autumn Celebrations Cricut cartridge; and the embossing folder is Tim Holtz Rays sponged with some distress ink to highlight it.

Can’t wait to see how this DCD sketch inspires you!


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Cut it Up Thank You Cards

Thank you cards are the theme this time around at Cut it Up.  Luckily, too, because I recently needed a couple of thank you cards and my stash was woefully low on them!  Here is the card I made for this challenge.

I used Paper Play Sketches #6.  I’m on a mission to use all of them!

The paper is from the DCWV Citrus Matstack.  That one had 72 sheets!! The thanks greeting is from My Pink Stamper’s Fruit and Veggie Punnies.  The whole stamp says “thanks a melon” but I only wanted the “thanks.”  I used my MISTI to stamp it with Color Box white pigment.  The cute flower is from a dingbat font (I forget which, though) and I created the bracket by taking the knife in Silhouette Design Studio to a bracket card.

Hope you join us at Cut it Up for this Thank You Card challenge.  You know you can always use them!  The sponsor is Heartfelt Creations, who is giving a $20 gift certificate from their store!

Speaking of thank yous, thank you for taking the time to read my blog!  I’d love it if you came back regularly as a follower!


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