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Friday, July 24, 2015

Cut It Up - Numbers!

Happy Friday!!!

Hope your week has been fabulous!

Today over at Cut It Up,
we are starting a new challenge all about Numbers!

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My Project:
I have been getting A LOT of use out of the
Something To Celebrate cartridge lately :)

Here is another fun cut from that cart - a trophy!
I thought this would be a great image to use
for this challenge and incorporate a "#1".

The mat is from Art Philosophy.
All my papers were just from my scrap stash.

I hope you will join us for this challenge!

Thanks for checkin' in!!!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Decorate To Celebrate #105

Happy Wednesday!!!

Welcome to another Anything Goes Challenge over at

Today I decided to create some fun Pillow Box
Birthday Party Favors!

This pillow box and image comes from Something To Celebrate.

Here is a side view.

The paper comes from SEI and the
sentiment stamp is from TPC.

I hope you will join us over at Decorate To Celebrate!

Thanks for checkin' in!!!

Monday, July 20, 2015

BBTB2 - Shape Cards

Happy Monday!!!

Well, this is my second week back to work and I am adjusting okay,
but my time for crafting has taken a toll :(

However, I was able to find time to put this fun shape card together
for the challenge that is starting over at BBTB2!!!

I am hosting this week over there and thought it would
be fun to see different shape card for different occasions.

I used Something To Celebrate for this present shape card.
Perfect for a birthday card :)

Here is a side view.

My papers come from American Crafts and the sentiment
is from a Fiskars mini set.
I used some twine to tie the tag in place.

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

Thanks for checkin' in!!!

Monday, July 13, 2015

BBTB2 - Swimming in Water!

Happy Monday!

Today over at BBTB2 we have a perfect challenge for summer!
It's all about swimming and/or water activities.

I used the Pack Your Bags cartridge for this awesome beach scene.

The paper is from Doodlebug Designs.

The sentiment is from Craftin' Desert Divas.

I hope you will join us this week for this fun challenge.

Thanks for checkin' in!!!

Friday, July 10, 2015

Cut It Up - Word!

Happy Friday!!!

This summer is flying by!

Today over at Cut It Up
a new challenge has started!

Cut It Up

Focal Point is Word or Sentiment

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My Project:
For this challenge, I pulled out the largest of my sentiment stamps
to decide which one I would use.

I found this "Lovely" stamp from My Creative Time's
"Life is Good" stamp set.
This is a fabulous stamp set, awesome sentiments
and I LOVE LOVE LOVE the fonts!!!

So with this sentiment, I wanted to create a "Lovely" card
and found this AMAZING cut on the Everyday Pop Up Cards
cartridge. It even had a shape card feature to match :)

My papers come from S.E.I and I thought they were
just "Lovely" :)

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

Thanks for checkin' in!!!

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Decorate To Celebrate #104 - Anything Goes

Happy Wednesday!!!

I hope you are all enjoying your summer so far!

Today over at Decorate To Celebrate
another Anything Goes challenge has started.

I wanted to figure out some features on a couple
of my cartridges, and I had NO IDEA that
I had a ribbon award feature!

So that is what I decided to create for this challenge.
I have Girl's Camp coming up and we, as leaders, always talk about
giving awards out to the Girls for different reasons.
I thought these ribbons would be perfect to make and hand out.

This feature is available on the
Something To Celebrate cartridge
under the Decor Option.
There are a few different styles of ribbons too.

The star style I used was perfect with the paper I chose.
It comes from Twinkle Twinkle by DCWV.

I had a lot of fun figuring this out and would encourage
you to take a closer look at some of your cartridges
for some fabulous surprises!!!!

Thanks for checkin' in!!!

Monday, July 6, 2015

BBTB2 - Summer Trees

Happy Monday!!!

Hope everyone had a fabulous 4th!!!

Today over at BBTB2 a new challenge has started
Summer Trees!

Don't you love finding awesome shade
under huge trees in the summer!
It's the best!
It makes me happy, happy, happy!

So for my card I decided to use
this awesome tree from Everyday Pop Up Cards.
I have never used this cartridge for the Pop Up feature,
but the images are AMAZING on this cart!

I paper pieced the background from some scraps I had.

The sentiment is from CardzTV "This N That" set.

I topped the card off with some flat back pearls.

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

Thanks for checkin' in!!!