I am attempting to maintain a blog filled with random bits from my life and family as well as my adventures in crafting.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Cut It Up - Christmas Songs

Can you believe it?!?!

I can't, especially since we keep hitting the 50's here in Utah.
The ski resorts have even closed down due to no snow!

Anyway, today over at Cut It Up! we have a
new challenge starting...

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Create a Project Inspired
by a Christmas Song

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My Project:
One of my favorite Christmas songs is
"The Christmas Song" by Nat King Cole
better know as "Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire"

Anyway, I found this awesome fireplace cut on the
Joys of the Season Cricut Cartridge that I wanted to use.

My papers are from My Mind's Eye
and the sentiment is from Hero Arts.

I hope you will join us over at Cut It Up!

Thanks for checkin' in!!!

Monday, November 27, 2017

BBTB2 - Baby's It's Cold Outside

Happy Monday!

Did you all survive Thanksgiving?
Ours was a bit different this year, but it was still good.

Today over at BBTB2 I am hosting the challenge...
Baby It's Cold Outside
Let's see your projects featuring warm apparel!

I cut this fun winter hat from Winter Woodland.
My papers were all in my scrap stash,
but I think the majority are from American Crafts.

The sentiment is also from American Crafts.
The embellishments are from the Paper Studio.

I hope you will join us over at BBTB2!

Thanks for checkin' in!!!

Friday, November 17, 2017

Cut It Up! - Shape Cards

Happy Friday!!!

We are supposed to get snow today here in Utah,
but you never know with our weather,
it could be 70 degrees instead.

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Anyway, over at Cut It Up! we have a new
challenge starting all about Shape Cards.

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Our Lovely Sponsor:
$10 Gift Card

My Project:
Okay folks, our awesome sponsor let the DT choose
one of their files to work with for this challenge.
I have had a Brother Scan N Cut for pretty close to a year
and I have been too scared to figure out the whole SVG thing
because I am so used to my Cricut.
Anyway, I decided I would buck up and figure it out
for this challenge because I just love this Snow Globe cut.
I picked this SVG file from the
Holly Days set over at Flourette Bloom.

I just love how it turned out
and even though I feel that my neighbors
who put up their Christmas lights
before Thanksgiving are traitors,
I do have to admit this card put me
in a bit of the Christmas Spirit.

My holly berry paper is from Echo Park,
my red plaid is from DCWV and the
silver glitter paper is from The Paper Studio.

I don't know why I waited so long to figure out my
Scan N Cut, but now that I have, the possibilities
are ENDLESS!!!!

I hope you will join us over at Cut It UP!

Thanks for checkin' in!!!

Monday, November 13, 2017

BBTB2 - Movie or Book

Happy Monday!

Today over at BBTB2 we have a new challenge
create a project inspired by a Movie or Book.

I recently added a couple Disney Princess cartridges
to my collection after finding them on clearance at Hobby Lobby.
So I just had to create a card based on "Tangled"

I LOVE LOVE LOVE that movie!!!

Anyway, here is Pascal, Rapunzel's best friend.
My papers are all from my scrap stash but wanted
to stay true to the color pallet of the movie,
purple and gold, and of course Pascal is green
and I think that combo is fabulous.

I hope you will join us over at BBTB2 this week.

Thanks for checkin' in!!!

Friday, October 20, 2017

Cut It Up! - Shaker Cards

Happy Friday!

I had an interesting morning to say the least...
I will spare you the details,
but my big toe is numb from a small procedure
and my body had a slight reaction to the shots that numbed it up...
After nausea, fainting, and some time in the bathroom
I am feeling like a complete spazz!!!
But my toe is better...Yay!

ANYWHO...today is the start of another challenge over at
Cut It Up
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Shaker Cards!

Our Sponsor:
Any 3 Sets of Your Choice

My Project:
The Cutting Cafe was generous enough to
send the Design Team different files for
shaker cards.
I loved this pumpkin one and wanted to try it out.
Keep in mind that I do not have an SVG cutting machine,
so this was put together solely by fussy cutting...crazy huh!?!?
Even with the fussy cutting it was a sinch to do,
so you should definitely give it a go.
The paper I used for the inside is from DCWV
and the filler is a combo of sequins and beads.
I added some baker's twine and VWALLAH...
Done and Done...

The Inside... 
I also used this sentiment from The Cutting Cafe
for the inside of the card.
My paper is from my scrap stash,
I can't remember what paper pad it came from.
I did ink around all the edges of my card
with Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink.

I hope you will join us in this Shaker Card challenge,
they are such fun cards to make.

Thanks for checkin' in!!!

Monday, October 16, 2017

BBTB2 - Travel/Road Trip

Happy Monday!

Today over at BBTB2 we have another
challenge starting....
Travel/Road Trip

I decided to focus on travelling via air not road :)
This fun plane is from Everyday Pop-Up Cards.
All my papers are from my scrap stash, and I followed
a sketch from Mojo Monday.
The sentiment is from Craftin' Desert Divas.

Thanks for checkin' in!!!

Friday, October 6, 2017

Cut It Up! Breast Cancer Awareness

Happy Friday!!!

Oh my goodness, can I just list all that is going on in my life right now?
It would take up too much of my blog, so I will spare you.

Anyway, a new challenge has started over at Cut It Up!!!
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Our Challenge is:
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Breast Cancer Awareness.

Our Sponsor:
CAS-ual Fridays Stamps
$15 Prize

My Project:
Unfortunately, I was not able to use the awesome ribbon
die cut from our sponsor,
instead I pulled out my Pink Journey cartridge
and cut out this pretty pink ribbon.
I also used Mini Monograms to cut the
scallop circle and then I cut that in half to use as
added embellishment.

The background paper is from Echo Park.
I love the printed message on the paper and
thought it was perfect for this card.

I hope you will join us over at Cut It Up
for this challenge.

Thanks for checkin' in!!!