Friday, September 30, 2016

Thank You Frantic Stamper!


We say goodby to our fabulous sponsor -

 

And someone will win this great die, a $25.99 value!

Here is my project-


Boy, taking pictures of cards can be a frustration thing, especially with colors that are great in person. The purple shimmer on this card is NOT this brownie purple! It really is closer to the purple on the hummingbird and the edges. Fooey. Anyway, here are the materials I used-
  1. Paper: purple shimmer (DCWV), purple, red, blue, orange, yellow colored watercolor paper (Brusho's on Strathmore 140#).
  2. Dies: Hummingbird stained glass (Frantic Stamper) sentiment (Spellbinders).
  3. Ink: Versacolor Rose Red.
  4. Embossing Folder: roses (Anna Griffin, Cuttlebug) but this one would work well also. 
Thanks for visiting!

Monday, September 19, 2016

Die Cut Diva's Fall challenge

 The challenge this month at Die Cut Diva's is to make a card using fall colors or about a fall holiday (great site here for September holidays!). Our fabulous sponsor this month is-

 

And you could win this great die, a $25.99 value!

Here is my project-


This card used a lot of dies! Here is a list of materials I used-
  1. Dies:Stitched Scene Builder , Sun Rays Quilted Card Panel (Frantic Stamper), leaves (Impression Obsession DIE047-1), Tree (Darice).
  2. Stamp: Man's Best Friend (Penny Black), Versafine Onyx ink.
  3. Cardstock from my scrap stash.
I thought these happy pups would enjoy jumping into piles of leaves. The scale was just perfect! I'm going to put the sentiment from the same set on the inside that reads "Dog-gone, I missed your birthday". At least the pups have an excuse!

Thanks for visiting, and make sure to enter the challenge for the chance at that great die from Frantic Stamper!


Monday, September 12, 2016

Challenge #285-Wet or Dry Embossing

 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!



Challenge #285-Embossing
Create a project that features wet or dry embossing!

This Weeks Sponsor




The prize is 7 digital stamps!

And we are giving away a $25 Amazon gift certificate, courtesy of Penny Light!

To qualify for the prize, be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cut on your project and if it's not obvious, let us know what cartridge you used. If you use a Cricut Explore machine, at least one cut must be from the Cricut catalog of images.

Here is my Project:



I needed to get started on my Christmas cards, so I felt this was the perfect start to the fall/winter season. One down, forty to go!

Here are the materials I used:
  1. Cricut: holly ornament (Anna Griffin Winter Wonderland).
  2. Embossing Folder: Holly Damask (Anna Griffin, Cuttlebug).
  3. Sentiment: peace die (Taylored Expressions).
  4. Paper:  dark green, gold shimmer (Wausau), medium green, ivory shimmer (DCWV), red glitter cardstock (stash), white cardstock (Neenah).
Thanks for visiting!

Monday, September 5, 2016

Frantic Stamper Sympathy Card

 The challenge this month at Die Cut Diva's is to make a card using fall colors or about a fall holiday (great site here for September holidays!). Our fabulous sponsor this month is-

 

And you could win this great die, a $25.99 value!

Here is my project-


One of our Design Team members recently lost her mother, and this card has been sent to her. Having lost my Mom last year, I know what she's going through.

Here are the materials I used-
  1. Paper: brown, ivory shimmer cardstock (DCWV), green cardstock (scrap stash).
  2. Dies:  Elementals #12-Ovals & Filagree Frame (Frantic Stamper), ferns (Spellbinders Die D Lites).
  3. Stamp: sentiment (May hope sustain you, Unity Stamp Co.), Memento Rich Cocoa ink, clear embossing powder.
  4. Embellishment: roses (Zva Creative).
Thank you for visiting.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Die Cut Diva's & Frantic Stampers

The challenge this month at Die Cut Diva's is to make a card using fall colors or about a fall holiday (great site here for September holidays!). Our fabulous sponsor this month is-

 

And you could win this great die, a $25.99 value!

Here is my project-


I chose to make a card for Emma M. Nutt Day, which celebrates the first woman telephone operator in America.

Emma Nutt became the first woman telephone operator on September 1, 1878. She loved the job, and worked at it for 33 years.

This special day celebrates the world of telephone operators. It was a very important job for many decades. Today, the position has been eliminated being replaced by automation in telephone systems.  

A little side note about Emma: According to Emma, she was "very thankful that my first name was not Imma".

This card looks like it would have been right in vogue in 1878, with the damask paper and the red rose!

Except for the stamping, this card is made entirely of die cut elements. Here is a list of materials:
  1. Sentiment: from Big Cats set (Mark's Finest Papers).
  2. Paper: Black Currant Stack (DCWV), red cardstock (Recollections).
  3. Dies: Woven Ribbon background (Frantic Stamper), Rose Creations (Spellbinders), banners (My Favorite Things).

Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Thank you Simply B!

We would like to thank our wonderful sponsor Simply B at Die Cut Diva's! One last project using 50's Betty for my Hot August Night scrapbook-


At Hot August Nights we saw a great Elvis impersonator, Herman's Hermits, and America. The pictures I took will end up on this scrapbook page-



Here is a list of materials I used:
  1. Font: Fontdiner Swanky (internet), cut with the Explore.
  2. Paper: gold mirror (Colorbok),.
  3. Images: 50's Betty, colored with Copics and Juke Box sticker from stash.
Thank you to Simply B and our wonderful challenge participants!

Monday, August 22, 2016

Beach Babe

This month at Die Cut Diva's we would like you to share with us your summer vacation, with a card or the papercraft of your choice. Just remember you must always use at least 1 die cut or embossing folder, and most of all have fun!

Sponsoring us this Month is...

Here is my project-


Here is a list of materials I used:
  1.  Image: Beach Betty Pin Up by Simply B (discontinued), colored with Copics.
  2.  Paper: sand (Creative Memories), light blue, dark blue, chocolate, white, green cardstock out of my paper stash.
  3.  Dies: palm tree (Cricut Lifes a Beach), clouds (Impression Obsession).
  4. Stamp: Taylored Expressions set Coconut Cove, Memento Rich Cocoa Ink.
  5. Button: Seascapes shell button.
  6. Embossing: Fiskars Wave embossing plate. I hand embossed the waves.
Thanks for visiting, and enter the challenge for a chance at some cool digi's! 

I'm entering this at Crafty Cardmakers Under/or by the sea Challenge.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Challenge #283-Vacations

 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!



Challenge #283-Vacations
Create a project that features what a vacation is to you!

This Weeks Sponsor




The prize is 7 digital stamps!

And we are giving away a $25 Amazon gift certificate, courtesy of FCCB Design Team!  

To qualify for the prize, be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cut on your project and if it's not obvious, let us know what cartridge you used. If you use a Cricut Explore machine, at least one cut must be from the Cricut catalog of images.

Here is my project-


And here is a list of materials I used:
  1. Cricut cuts: Route 66 sign, cruisin' car (Nifty Fifties cartridge). Font: Fontdiner Swanky (internet), cut with the Explore.
  2. Paper: gold (Colorbok), white, black, blue, grey, red cardstock (scrap stash).
  3. Image: Nevada Betty (Simply B), colored with Copics. 
Sometimes black and metallics are the hardest colors to photograph! I'm a very simple scrapbooker-I want the pictures to be the story, and my Cricut cuts to help tell it. This is the Hot Rod scrapbook, and anything that pertains to our cars is in it. We have a small collection of Chevelles, along with a 1927 Tudor Rat Rod.

Thank you for visiting!