Friday, February 20, 2015

Lucky Bug

Meljen's Designs is sponsoring the next challenge at Cut It Up; the prize for this challenge is four Meljen's Designs digital stamps!  This fortnight our challenge is "Exotic Animals" (no dogs or cats.)

Remember to use a die cut somewhere on your project; I used a rectangular stitched die on the green glitter card stock base.  The Little Shamrock Bee is a Meljen's digital stamp.
You have until March 4th to link up your exotic animal die cut project at Cut It Up.

Happy Friday!

Friday, February 6, 2015

Romance die cut challenge

It's time to Cut It Up again and our sponsors for this challenge are Fleurette Bloom and As Cute as a Button.  All three of the papers I used are digital papers from Fleurette Bloom's "He loves me/he loves me not" collection.
Our challenge is Romance; use flowers, lace, and pearls.  My heart is a Cricut die cut (Plantin Schoolbook cartridge), my lace by Hero Arts, and the pearl-center flower was in my stash.  The pink doily is by Doodlebug and the sentiment is an SRM Valentines sticker.
Enter at Cut It Up by February 18th for a chance to win a $10 gift card to Fleurette Bloom and a $20 coupon code to As Cute as a Button.

Happy Friday!

Friday, January 23, 2015

Embossing and die cut challenge

It is time to Cut It Up again and this fortnight we are recognizing National Braille Literacy month.  In honor of this worthy cause we are asking that you include embossing along with a die cut.  I embossed my patterned paper and I used a Spellbinder's die on my digital stamp image.  The cute digital stamp is by Meljen's Designs, and they are sponsoring us for this challenge!  Yep, you could win 4 digital stamps.
You have until February 4th to link up your project at Cut It Up.  I hope to see you there!

Happy Friday!

Friday, January 9, 2015

I Have A Dream die cut challenge

 It's time to Cut It Up again and this time our theme is black and white.  I used Spellbinder's dies for my die cuts.
 We have two sponsors for this challenge; I hope you win!

 A $10 gift certificate to Designs on Cloud 9
a $20 coupon code to As Cute as a Button

Create your black and white card, project, or layout, include a die cut somewhere on your project, and link up at Cut It Up.  I hope to see you there!

Happy Friday!

Friday, December 26, 2014

New Beginnings-Babies die cut challenge

It's time to Cut It Up again, and in keeping with the approaching new year our challenge is "New Beginnings-Babies!"
This was a timely challenge for me, since I am attending a baby shower on January 3rd.  I created some postcard-style thank you notes and a mini book:

This challenge is sponsored by Digital Delights by Louby Loo:
 and the prize:

Onesie cards:
papers:  BasicGrey "Oh Baby Boy"; navy linen card stock by XPEDX; white card stock (back of onesie; not shown)
die cut:  Cricut Cartridge "Wall Decor and More" p.52 cut @ 4.5"
sentiment:  My Pink Stamper "Around the Corner"
ink:  Impress Indigo Blue
Baby Mini book:
mini book:  DaisyD's
die cuts:  3 Birds on Parade p.71 (mail bird); Campin' Critters p.39 (moon); Create A Critter (giraffe); Designer's Calendar (B)
sentiments:  My Pink Stamper: Handle With Care; Sweet Baby
ribbon:  CTMH "Twilight"

I look forward to seeing your baby projects at Cut It Up...make sure to include a die cut...the challenge runs from December 26th-January 7th.

Happy Friday!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Red Alert: Easy gift card holder

I needed a couple of gift card holders for Christmas gifts, and I pulled out my Doodlebug Santa Express papers.  The red polka dot paper caught my eye (I love red and I love polka dots!)

Double-sided papers make creating a holder like this super easy.  Thanks to Shopping Our Stash for inspiring me with their "Red Alert" challenge.  I hope this counts as using red as the primary color in my project.

Happy Thursday!  I hope you get to do something fun amidst the hustle and bustle of the season :)

Friday, December 12, 2014

Buttons and Die Cut Challenge

It's time to Cut It Up again, this fortnight for holiday cards with buttons  (and don't forget a die cut; punches are ineligible to count as a die cut.)  My die was fun to play with and I have the coordinationg sentiments to fill in the spaces.  The holly branches are a punch, not a die.  I used mini buttons for my berries.

I hope you will join in the fun for our challenge:
Enter to win!
This challenge is sponsored by
As Cute as a Button; there is a prize for a $20 coupon code!

die and coordinating sentiment stamps:  PTI
paper:  My Mind'e Eye "Be Merry" 6x6; red linen and navy linen card stock (XPEDX); white card stock SU whisper white
corner ticket punch:  Stampin' Up!
holly branch punch:  Martha Stewart
mini buttons:  Michael's
ink:  Impress Indigo Blue

I made eighteen of these cards, using up a variety of papers in my MME 6x6 pad; all my thank you notes are now made before Christmas for once!  Get out your buttons and dies and join in the holiday fun at Cut It Up.  See you there!

Happy Friday!