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!





Thursday, April 12, 2018

Do All Things With Love

I decided I needed to get back to participating in some challenges. I feel like I need to stretch my creativity.

There is a sketch challenge going on right now at Sunday Stamps and it looked like a fun sketch to play along with.


I've been working on a few faith based cards recently and thought this sketch would make a cute and simple card. I recently purchased a sticker sheet called "Faith" by Simple Stories. and chose to work around the "Do All Things With Love" sticker.




The papers I chose were from a new 6X6 pad i just purchased called "Just Be You" by Echo Park.
There are so many fun papers in this pack. I seriously have almost used the whole pad up!

Some twine and a sprinkle of sequins and my simple little card is complete.


Supplies Used: cardstock - white; patterned papers in Just Be You by Echo Park; Stickers in Faith by Simple Stories; sequins from JoAnns; Twine by May Arts.

So glad you could pop by!


Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Die Cuttin' Divas "Golfer's Day" Challenge

We are finally getting some lovely spring weather.

Perfect time of the year to get out in the sunshine and play a round of golf, if you are so inclined!

My husband enjoys getting out and hitting a round, although, he says he is a "hacker." I, myself, have never played. Though it looks interesting, I enjoy the time my husband plays and I can be alone to play in my in my craft room :)

Tuesday has come around again so we are on to a new challenge.

Our challenge over at Die Cuttin' Divas this week is Golfer's Day.

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I found the coolest golf cart at the Silhouette store. It holds a golf ball, which is kind of fun. 
I decided to alter the file a bit, so there was a place to hold tees also.

Wouldn't it make a cute favor for a "golfer" themed party!





It even has a cute golf bag and clubs. 

You can purchase this cut file here



Supplies used: card stock - black, 2 shades of green, rust, grey;  patterned paper is a scrap from my stash; brads, tees, golf ball, Silhouette Studio cut file.


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!!!!