PDE Linky Party – Spooky Cute!

This week’s PDE Linky Party is also a Halloween theme, but it must include cuteness!  You know who’s cute?  My granddaughter!  and
Hello Kitty!  🙂  My granddaughter loves to write and draw.  She’s almost two years old and does lots of scribbling.  She has her very own notebook to write in and also gets to use colored pencils, pens, chalks and water colors on large paper taped to her kitchen table. She’s a mixed media girl!  Here is one of her watercolor creations:

Anyway, I wanted to send her some fun pencils for Halloween and what better way to present them than a spooky cute Hello Kitty container?  This HK is from an SVG Cutting Files blog hop in 2013.The fence goes all around the box.  It’s from Miss Kate’s Cuttables Halloween BordersI made the box by welding two tags from My Scrap Chick’s Tags for 2 with some rectangles in Silhouette Design Studio.  It’s open on the bottom, so maybe not technically a box, but it does the job.  The ribbon goes through the treat bag to hold it in.   That fabulous paper is from Graphic 45’s An Eerie Tale 6×6 paper pad.   I love Halloween papers and projects!!

You have one week to join the Spooky Cute party at PDE!


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DCD #339 – Count Your Buttons!

We’re all about the buttons this week at Die Cuttin’ Divas!  There are so many ways to use them on our crafts.  I used them on the wheels of a baby-carriage-shaped card made using the Simply Charmed Cricut cartridge.

I often like to actually sew my buttons onto the paper.  It adds a little authenticity, plus it’s fun! and that’s what crafting’s all about, right?  😉

Lets see what you do with this button challenge.  Oh, also don’t forget to see how the other design team members incorporated them into their projects!  See you over at Die Cuttin’ Divas!


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“Pink” Christmas card

In my inbox this morning was a post from Jingle Belles.  They start each October with a Pink Christmas challenge – make a Christmas card that is predominantly pink.  For every card that is linked up, they generously donate $2 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.   They inspired me to make this card!

You can’t really tell, but the pond that the little angel is skating on is shimmery silver.  She was perfect for this challenge.  She’s a print and cut that I had saved in my extra cuts file, so it was very easy to put together while Facetiming with my daughter and granddaughter!  It’s fun to spend time together that way!

Put a little pink into your next Christmas card and link to the Jingle Belles.


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PDE Linky Party!! Halloween

Guess what?!?!  I have joined Janis’ Pause Dream Enjoy family!  I am a floater for her PDE Linky Party .  That means I’ll jump in on occasion when I’m able and when I’m needed.  So exciting!!  I decided to get my feet wet with this week’s challenge, Halloween.  Halloween projects are so much fun to create, especially when you have an adorable granddaughter to appreciate your efforts!  🙂

My granddaughter loves the little paper animals and characters I make for her, and also loves taking things out of containers and putting them back in.  I put those two facts together and came up with this little tag project.

The Crayon Box was from SVGcuts back in 2012.   It isn’t on their site anymore.  The tags are from Lori Whitlock’s 4 x 6 Vertical Pocket Mini Album with Tags, and you can probably guess that the images are from the 3 Birds on Parade Cricut Cartridge.

The stamp I used to “ground” the little costumed characters so they weren’t floating on the tags is from the old Close to My Heart Laughing Lola Cardmaking Workshop.
Here’s the back of the box.  The tree is from the Mini Monsters cartridge.This challenge runs for a week at PDE Linky Party, so why don’t you link up?  🙂


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DCD #338 – RAK – Random Acts of Kindness

Time for another challenge from Die Cuttin’ Divas!  and this one is an easy one for us crafters.  We’re always making something nice for people!  (or making something nice just for fun then finding people to give it to!  🙂  )

My project was actually made specifically with someone in mind, my granddaughter.   Remember the little fox I made and posted here?   She loved it!  Last month she took her first plane ride with my daughter to come see us, and my daughter requested more woodland creatures to occupy her on the airplane.  Here they are:

My granddaughter specifically asked for a black bear!  This one is very realistic.

I know the squirrel is from the Cindy Loo cartridge, but the others are just saved on my computer.  Each one is two-sided.  The owl is the only one whose back looks different because the others are facing the side.

See you at Die Cuttin’ Divas!


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Cut it Up – Breast Cancer Awareness

As you know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and that’s the theme of our challenge this time at Cut it Up.  Our awesome sponsor, CAS-ual Fridays Stamps, is so generous.  They gave us lots of product to work with and I wanted to use it all!
Thank you so much, CAS-ual Fridays!  🙂

I got to work with a package of Sistahood Sparkle sequins (limited edition) which I used on two of the cards; two dies, the Ruffled Ribbon Die and the Hope Fri-Die; and the Hope Ribbon stamp set.

For my first card I masked off a rectangle using Post it notes and sponged Pretty in Pink Stampin’ Up ink.  Then with the mask still in place, I stamped the beautiful hope ribbon from the stamp set and put it on a couple of mats.  I die cut the Hope die in dark red and added some sequins here and there.  The embossing folder is Stripe by Darice. Then I wanted to make a shaker card using the Ruffled Ribbon and Hope dies and those delicious sequins.I thought I was finished, but you know the creative process!  There were other colors of the dies there on my desk that I cut out and didn’t use but didn’t want to throw away.  I layered the cast-off ribbon dies and hope dies and stamped a sentiment from the Hope Ribbon stamp set and came up with this:I absolutely LOVE that font, don’t you?  All the patterned paper is from the Preppy Princess stack from DCWV.

So, what will I do with my cards? you ask.  I was wondering the same thing so I googled where I might be able to send them.  It turns out there’s a great organization called Girls Love Mail that accepts handwritten cards and letters and delivers them to breast cancer patients.  Now all I have to do is write a letter inside each and send them on their way.  🙂

You should head on over to Cut it Up and check out what the other design team members did with their products from CAS-ual Fridays, then link up your own.  One random entrant will win a $15 gift code from our sponsor!  It could be you!


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DCD #337 – October sketch, 2017

It’s the first Tuesday of the month and you know what that means!  A new sketch from Die Cuttin’ Divas!  This one’s a little bit different.  I like the triangle background.  It kind of reminds me of a picture frame, so I’m wondering if anyone will be inspired to use it as such.  I just made a card with it. I used my Cricut Explore again to make it.  The shapes are just part of the program and the little rock singer is from the Once Upon a Princess cartridge.  I couldn’t really figure out what those blue half-circles were; they aren’t really explained in the handbook.  At first I thought they might be necklaces or something to go around her biceps, but eventually I settled on earrings (although you can’t see her ears.)  Who knows?  Your guess is as good as mine.  This is a birthday card for my college-age cousin, who is an actress and singer.  I think she’ll like the rock goddess!  Her hair is just as curly, but not pink!  🙂

I cut out an extra microphone to add the inside of the card for just a little something extra:Check out what the other DT members did with this sketch, then it’s your turn.  Can’t wait to see what you do with it!


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