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Friday, December 2, 2016

Cut It Up - Tic Tac Toe

Happy Friday!

Welcome to December and
the Christmas Season!

We are in full swing over at Cut It Up Challenges
with today's challenge!


Our Sponsor:
Prize: $5 Store Credit

My Project:

Digital Delights donated some super cute digi's for us
to choose from for our DT Projects,
I chose this adorable elf.
Now remember digi stamps and coloring are not my
strengths, so please forgive the amateur job.

Anyway, the Tic Tac Toe combo I chose was
Embossing, Glitter, Elf.
My Embossing is the red mat with Holly.
The Glitter is on the hat; 
I used Wink of Stella on the white front,
it's just hard to see in the pick.
I also added a glitter gem.

I hope you will join us over at Cut It Up
for our Holiday Tic Tac Toe challenge.

Thanks for checkin' in!!!

Monday, November 21, 2016

BBTB2 - Happy Thanksgiving

Hello! Happy Monday!

Today over at BBTB2 we are challenging you
to include the word "Thanks" or "Thanksgiving"
on your cards or projects.


I found this "Happy Thanksgiving" phrase on the
Create-A-Critter 2 cartridge and wanted to use it.

I found some fun fall colored papers and layered them
to create this card.

I was lucky enough to have some Enamel Dots
that coordinated, so I used those to embellish.

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

Thanks for checkin' in!!!

Monday, November 14, 2016

BBTB2 - Anything Goes Thanksgiving

Happy Monday!

Today over at BBTB2 a new challenge has started.
Anything Goes - Thanksgiving Style.


I decided to use Celebrate with Flourish for
this fun Pilgrim hat. I cut it at 3".

My papers are from my scrap stash.
I really am trying to use up all my scraps,
I have SO many!!!

The sentiment is from a Hero Arts Holiday set.

Please join us over at BBTB2 this week!

Thanks for checkin' in!!!

Monday, November 7, 2016

BBTB2 - Thanksgiving "When Nature Calls"

Happy Monday!

Seriously, we are already into November!?!?
Thanksgiving is 2 1/2 weeks away?!?!
CRAZY!!!

Over at BBTB2 we are starting our holiday
challenges and this week we want to see
projects featuring something from nature.
I chose Acorns :)

These cute acorns come from the Create A Critter 2 cart.
I pieced some scraps together for the background.

The sentiment is from Fiskars.

I hope you will join us over at BBTB2!

Thanks for checkin' in!!!

Friday, October 28, 2016

Cut It Up - Halloween Non Traditional Colors

Happy Friday!!!

Today over at Cut it Up we have a
super fun challenge for you!

Cut It Up
Create a Halloween project using
Non-Traditional Colors!


One Happy Cut is our sponsor for this challenge.
They are offering a $15 Gift Code.

My Project:
I used Celebrate with Flourish for this awesome
Tree cut. I LOVE this image!

I decided to use a softer color palette for this
Non-Traditional card.
My background paper is from CTMH, the side strip
was just in my scrap stash, so I am not sure where that came from

The "Oct 31st" stamp is from Joy's Life
Halloween Puns.
The bat stamps are from Studio G.

I really like the way this card turned out.

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

Thanks for checkin' in!



Monday, October 24, 2016

BBTB2 - Football Season

Happy Monday!!!

Welcome to another fun challenge over at

This week we want to see Football themed cards.
Either kind of Football will work :)

For me Football means NFL and Fantasy Football!
I love Fantasy Football, although this year I am 
not having a winning season :(
Oh well!

I used the Create-A-Friend cartridge for my images.
I cut the football at 18", if you can believe it!
It's only meant to be a small image because it is in
the hands of a football player, but it didn't prevent me
for enlarging it :)

I love the background paper too!
It is from Karen Foster Design's "Sports" 6x6 paper pad.
I found it on clearance at Hobby Lobby for $2.87 :)

I hope you will join us over at BBTB2 for
our Football challenge!

Thanks for checkin' in!!!

Monday, October 17, 2016

BBTB2 - BOO

Happy Monday!

We are getting closer to All Hallow's Eve,
so we have a challenge starting over at
BBTB2 of Anything Halloween!

For my card I used the Simply Charmed cartridge
for the fun headstone cut.

My papers are from SEI, and The Paper Studio.
The sentiment is from Joy's Life Halloween Puns.

I really like the color scheme on this one :)

I hope you will join us over at BBTB2
for our Halloween Challenge this week!

Thanks for checkin' in!!!