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

Monday, February 5, 2018

BBTB2 - Valentine's Day Anything Goes

Happy Monday!!!

Today over at BBTB2 I am lucky enough to host this week's challenge.
I decided that it was time to kick it in gear and start thinking about
Valentine's Day :)

So this week I thought it would be fun to do an Anything Goes
Valentine's Style....

So as I was scrolling on Facebook the other day,
I came across a post from my Design Team Sister Sukie over at
Scrappin Dhilly and I immediately fell in love with her
Valentine Topper. (Thanks Sukie!!!)
I knew it was exactly what I wanted to CASE
for this year's Valentine's I make for my
friends, co-worker's, and my kids' teachers.

Of course, it isn't exactly like hers, how could I compete :)
But I did what I could with the materials I had.
The hearts I cut from George, the topper base is from
Elegant Edges, as well as the scallop trim at the top.
The arrow is from Small Talk Frames and Tags.

I rifled through my ribbon bins and found some fun
pieces to use. I also ordered on Amazon a TON of
little key embellishments - which I LOVE, and added
one to some twine and just clipped them all together
with a mini clothes pin I picked up from the Dollar Store.

Of course the chocolates are the Hershey's Nuggets
wrapped in strips of Valentine scrapbook paper.
I also used the cut out hearts from the topper as
confetti in the bag, so nothing went to waste :)

My XOXO stamp is from a Fiskars stamp set
and I decided to do a little bit of blush inking on the hearts.

I really like how these turned out,
now I just need to make 30 more :)

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

Thanks for checkin' in!!!

Friday, January 12, 2018

Cut It Up! - New Year's Resolutions

Happy Friday!!!

How did your week go?
We actually had some colder temps this week,
but still I haven't even worn my coat really at all!


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Over at Cut It Up we have a new challenge for you...

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New Year's Resolutions or Goals

Our Sponsor:
$20 Gift Certificate

My Project:
Okay, so the first thing you should know is that
I don't make New Year's Resolutions...lol :)
However, I always want to keep my house clean
and love "tools" that make it easier.
I asked for a Stair Vacuum for Christmas and I got one...yay!
My stairs always get neglected because I hate lugging
my regular vacuum up and down them.
I LOVE my portable, lightweight, new toy and
will definitely be using it often :)

Sorry, enough about that...

Our Sponsor, Kitten Scraps has some adorable
images and we were able to choose some to work with.
As soon as I saw this cute girl vacuuming, I knew it was the one.

My papers are all from my scrap stash.
I used Mini Monograms to cut out the scallop
and Art Philosophy is a fun cartridge for banners.

My sentiment is from a Fiskar's set
and my enamel dots are from Echo Park.

Please take some time to head over to Kitten Scraps
to see all the fun options they have for
your projects :)

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

Thanks for checkin' in!

Monday, January 8, 2018

BBTB2 - It's Snowy and Cold

Happy Monday!!!

Today over at BBTB2 a new challenge has started
all about winter and being snowy and cold.

I know everyone on the East is experiencing some
crazy snow, but I am in Utah and we have nada!

We are in the upper 40's and sun - CRAZY!!!

Anyway, if we did have snow, my kids would be
outside building snowmen and snow forts
so my card is in hope that we have at least ONE
Snow Day...

I used these two cuts from Simply Charmed.
My paper is from American Crafts and I combined
two stamp sentiments from CardzTV and Craftin' Desert Divas.

The cute sparkly rhinestones are from Michael's.

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

Thanks for checkin' in!!!

Friday, December 29, 2017

Cut It Up - Calendars

Happy Friday!!!

Did everyone survive Christmas week?!?!
It was a whirlwind, that's for sure.

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Today over at Cut It Up
our new challenge is all about Calendars...

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Our Sponsor:
Heartfelt Creations
$20 Gift Certificate

My Project:
For this challenge I decided to use
Designer's Calendar to make a simple, yet effective
calendar for January.

I really like all the options this cartridge has
to customize a calendar specific to your life.

My background paper is from The Paper Studio
my other cardstock is from Recollections.

I hope you are able to share your different calendar ideas
with us over at Cut It Up!

Thanks for checkin' in!!!

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

Heartfelt Creations
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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!!!