Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Die Cuttin' Divas Happy Birthday Challenge

Well, at my house we have major remodel going on.

We've ripped out carpet, tile, and baseboard. Removed curtains, blinds, etc. removed the old mantel and gas stove. Now we are ready to paint!

Can't wait until everything is done and my house is back in order.

It's Tuesday and it is time for a new challenge. I hope to see you playing along with us.

Our challenge over at Die Cuttin' Divas this week is Happy Birthday.

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For my card I grabbed a stamp and die set by Mama Elephant.




I also used a stitched hillside die by Lawn Fawn and a stitched rectangle die by Simon Says Stamp.

I cut my "Celebrate" sentiment out of vinyl using a Silhouette Studio cut file.

To mimic the polka dot pattern paper in the background I added a spattering of enamel dots by Doodlebug.



Supplies used: card stock - white; patterned papers by Recollections; vinyl; stamps and dies from Mama Elephant; Dies from Simon Says Stamp and Lawn Fawn; Silhouette Studio cut file; Enamel dots by Doodlebug; Copic Markers; Pop Dots.

Now pop on over to Die Cuttin' Divas and see all the fabulous inspiration the rest of the design team has come up with.


Hope to see you playing along with us!!!!



Monday, April 23, 2018

5 Cards Using Spellbinders April Card Kit

Happy Monday all!

Hope everyone enjoyed their weekend. We spent our Saturday tearing out tile in my entryway and kitchen, soon to be replaced with vinyl plank flooring. Busy weekend, but felt good to get things accomplished.

Today I would like to share 5 cards I made with Spellbinders April card kit. I recently signed up to receive this kit once a month and have been enjoying it so far.


This kit comes with cardstock, beautiful papers, lots of embellishments, ribbon, and best of all Spellbinder dies!


For my first card I created a Mothers Day card using 1 inch strips of each of the patterned papers. I cut the "M♥︎M" out with the gold paper using a die by Lil Inker.  I added the butterfly charm using some ribbon, both of which were included in the kit. Then I added the little sentiment at the bottom of the card, which happened to come in last months kit.



For my second card I simply cut a piece of pattern paper at an angle and trimmed it with a strip of the gold paper. I also used the gold paper to cut some little leaves out, added the acrylic leaf and the layered flower along with the bonjour all of which are also from the kit and my card was finished.


My third card used two dies from the kit, a sentiment, an acrylic embellishment and a purple rose all from the kit. I used a stitched square die to cut out both the opening and the piece of pattern paper. I had the little vellum leaves left over from a recent Paper Pumpkin kit.


The fourth card used a couple pattern papers, one of the two of the dies and an acrylic embellishment from the kit. The pretty doily sticker and rhinestones were from last months kit. I added some more little vellum leaves and purple twine to finish off this card.


For my final card I cit a square panel using a stitched square die and then used a smaller stitched square die to cut the four openings.I filled the openings with die cuts and embellishments included in the kit. A pattern paper strip on the bottom finished off this card.


Supplies used: cardstock, pattern papers, misc. embellishments from Spellbinders April Card kit; M♥︎M die from Lil Inkers; twine from May Arts; stitched square dies from Simon Says Stamp; vellum leaves from Paper Pumpkin; misc. embellishments from March Spellbinders Card Kit.



I hope you enjoyed these cards!





Friday, April 20, 2018

Cut It Up Bugs and Critters Challenge


I'm excited for two things!

1. It is supposed to get up to 77ยบ this weekend, WooHoo!!!

2. It's time for a fun, new challenge over at Cut It Up.

Our new challenge over at Cut It Up is Bugs and Critters!
Create a project that has a bug or other critter on it. Don't forget a die cut!



Our sponsor for this weeks challenge is My Scrap Chick, and you have a chance to win a $20 certificate to their store.




For my project I  chose a to use Ladybug Love to create a coffee mug.
I have a reputation with my family for being unapproachable until I've had my first cup of coffee.
I once paid my daughter $5, when we were camping, to bring me a cup of joe so I didn't have to get out of my sleeping bag :)
I thought this mug suited me perfectly.





To create this mug I used Oracal 651 vinyl which I purchased from Expressions Vinyl.
You can purchase this vinyl here.

The cut file comes with three layers in case you want your spots to be a different color. I wanted my spots to be black, so I only cut out two layers.

I cut the black layer first, and used transfer tape to attach it to my mug. 
I then cut the red "wings" and attached it with transfer tape on top of the black body.

Viola, my mug was finished. Easy, Peasy and oh, so cute!



Supplies Used: plain white mug; cut file from My Scrap Chick; Oracal 651 vinyl in black and red; transfer tape.

I can't wait to see your creation so pop on over to the Cut It Up blog and join us in the fun!

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Blog Hop Winner

Hi Everyone,

Just a post to announce the prize winner, from my blog, for the Cut It Up Spring Bolg Hop.

It is :

 Golden Goddess Designs said...
thanks for the opportunity to win! I am already a follower, your project is wonderful!

Alicia


Congrats Alicia!

If you email me your address I will get your goodies mailed out to you.

porteresther@gmail.com

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Die Cuttin' Divas 3 - 2 - 1 Challenge

Wow, I thought spring had arrived in my neck of the woods, but no, we are back to snow :(

I am so ready for sunshine and flowers!

It's Tuesday and it is time for a new challenge. I hope this challenge sparks some ideas in your head and you decide to play along with us.

Our challenge over at Die Cuttin' Divas this week is 3 - 2 - 1. Which means: 3 pattern papers, 2 embellishments, and 1 ribbon/bow

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For my card I grabbed a stamp and die set from Stampin' Up for my little birdie.
I used a scalloped rectangle die from Papertrey Ink and a stitched circle die from Lawn Fawn.
My inspiration came from a card I had seen on Pinterest.





My two embellishments are sequins and enamel heart stickers.

I made my bow with some white twine.



Supplies used: card stock - green, grey; patterned papers by Recollections; stamps from Stampin' Up and Lawn Fawn; Dies from Stampin' Up, Papertrey Ink and Lawn Fawn; heart enamel stickers from Pebbles; sequins; twine; Versamark; white embossing powder; Pop Dots.

Now pop on over to Die Cuttin' Divas and see all the fabulous inspiration the rest of the design team has come up with.


Hope to see you playing along with us!!!!



Friday, April 13, 2018

Cut It Up Spring Blog Hop

Hello everyone!

Are you enjoying spring?

I'm so glad you could join our hop, and I'm sure you are enjoying all the fun spring inspiration.


There are four prizes you have a chance to win, so make sure you hop along. To be eligible to win sponsors’ prizes, you must follow and comment on each of our blogs, including Cut it Up.

Here is the line up:

Cut it Up Challenge Blog - http://cutitupchallenges.blogspot.com/
Gerda - http://cardscreations.blogspot.com/
Michelle - http://mumoftwoblog.blogspot.com/
Katrina Brown - http://scrappyhorses.blogspot.com/
Leslie - http://cascrapper.blogspot.com/
Larelyn - http://handmadefromtheheart-designsbylarelyn.blogspot.com/ 
Georgiana - http://carsonscricutcreations.blogspot.com/
Evelyn Holmberg - https://mylittlecraftblog.wordpress.com/
Esther - http://forthejoyofcreating.blogspot.com/
Cut it Up Challenge Blog - http://cutitupchallenges.blogspot.com/

If you arrived at my blog from Evelyn at My Little Craft Blog you are in the right place. 

Now on to my project.

I chose to make a spring wall hanging. I used a cut file from Cricut Design Space. I bought a 12X12 Jillibean Soup - Mix The Media wooden plank plaque from Joann's for the base.


The sentiment was cut three times and layered to create some depth. The wreath has several layers and is also attached with Pop Dots.


Supplies used: cardstock - two shades of green, ivory, butter mints, three shades of blue; cut file from Cricut Design Space; Pop Dots; wooden plank sign by Jillibean Soup.


I have a prize of some spring goodies you may have a chance to win.
The prize is eligible to anyone who is a follower of mine and makes a comment on my post.
I will use random.org to pick a winner after the hop is over.



Now you are headed back to the Cut It Up Challenge Blog as your last stop. Don't forget to make a comment to be in the running for a prize!

Thanks for joining us today!