Fight Like a Girl

Welcome to another DoubleClick Connections Skittles Challenge.  For the next two weeks our challenge will focus on the color pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness.  Create any kind of project but use the color pink.  I don't personally know anyone who is fighting breast cancer but I have a family member that is battling three forms of cancer.  That's right THREE.  And let me tell you what he's not going down without a fight and so far he's winning!!
For my project  I used the bear from Create a Critter - cut at 3".  For my awareness ribbon I used Stand and Salute.  I cut the ribbon at 1" then ran it through my Xyron and applied some MS glitter in cotton candy pink.
At the bottom corner of my card I used Caramel skittles from the Summer release to tie in with the browns on my bear.  Finally, the sentiment was actually printed using my printer.
And now be sure to check out the other wonderful designs our team has put together for you this week.  Then create your own project, link up and play along with us for your chance to win a fun prize.
In the meantime don't forget that you can always replenish your Skittles stock here. 

I Want Candy

Welcome to another PDE Linky Party Challenge.  This week begins a new challenge and a new format.  Beginning with this week's challenge we are now on a weekly rotation.  That means you have one week to play along with this week's challenge - Shaped Cards.
For my card I used:
  • Wild Cards cartridge for the card base
  • Life's a Party for the tombstone and then punched with a MS cracked edge punch
  • Zombie Squaredy Cat from SVG Cutting files
The stamped sentiment is from Peachy Keen Stamps.
And now that you've seen my take on this week's challenge be sure to check out the other designs our wonderful team has put together for you.  Then create your own shaped card, link up and play along with us.  Remember - you have until Monday, October 6th to link up and play along.
I can't wait to see what you create.

Be Yourself

I am so excited about today's post.  Why?  Because today begins the new 'season' of Cardz TV challenges.  And boy does Mary have some wonderful changes in store for you.  But you'll have to hop on over to Cardz TV to hear all about it.  All I'll tell you is that she has redesigned our team line-ups and I am on the cards team.  With that said.......
For our first challenge it's all about polka dots and stripes.  Create a card for any occasion using polka dots and stripes.  Of course I had to use another one of these wonderful Autumn Owls from Too Cute by Jessica on my card.  I thought she would work beautifully with the striped and polka dot papers I had in my scrap bin.  Needless to say I think I got it right because I love the way she turned out.
My stamped sentiment is from the Simply Said stamp set by Cardz TV Stamps
And now that you have seen my take on this week's challenge I'd love to see your take on it.  But first be sure to check out all of the other wonderful designs our team created for you this week.  I promise you won't be disappointed.  So after you're doing being inspired create your card - just remember to use polka dots and stripes.  Then link up and play along with us.  You have until October 9th to join the fun.

Oh Nuts!

This morning I'd like to share a fun shaped card that I put together using one of the squirrels from the Nutty For Fall file by Too Cute by Jessica.  I absolutely could not resist when I saw these adorable bucked teeth and chubby cheeks.
To create the shaped card I used the base layer from the acorn on the Create a Critter cartridge.  I welded two of them together using a rectangle from George to create my center fold.
The stamped sentiment is from the This 'n That stamp set by Cardz TV Stamps.
And there you have it - a quick, easy, fun shaped card for Fall.

Now I'm off to enter this in the Fall challenge over at Die Cuttin' Divas.


After being inspired by this project at Scrappin with my Bug I knew I had to scraplift and try some myself to use as 'gifts' this Halloween season.  My first I gave yesterday to a co-worker who hosts a blood drive at our office every 4 to 6 months. 
I wanted it all to be a surprise so rather than handing the gift to her I placed it in her mail cubicle to find at some point during the day. (We also have a secret pal gift exchange going on at work so I kinda played on that too - even though she's not my secret pal)  She told me that when she first looked at it she wondered what in the world because it looked so real.  But once she realized what it was and read the card she loved it.
Now Michelle over at Scrapping with my Bug used a new set of dies that were recently released by Jaded Blossom.  Since I don't own those I used other things that I do my MS drippy goo punch and my Happy Hauntings cartridge from Cricut for the potion bottle.  I ungrouped the cuts and used the bottom and top layers hiding the necessary contours for the look I wanted.  I then used my stamp from the Jaded Blossom Spooky Labels stamp set.
My card was made using the vampire squaredy cat from SVG Cutting Files.  They have a whole line of these guys and take about easy to put together.  For the stamped sentiment on my card I used the PKSC-32 August 2014 Halloween set.
And finally the gift box.  Believe it or not this was an SVG cut file as well.  This one I found over at Pretty Paper Pretty Ribbon.  It's the gift box with window file.  I cut it out of chipboard and then came back and cut it out of cardstock so I could cover up the chipboard.  For the window I used one of the old mat covers from a used cricut cutting mat.
Put it all together and you have one unique gift.

Pumpkin Trio

Good morning fellow bloggers.  I thought I'd start the week off sharing a 3D project I worked on over the weekend.  I loved the way my Jack O Lantern turned out a couple weeks ago that I decided to make some more to try to sale at my first craft show of the season this weekend.
The cut file is part of the Haunted Forest set over at SVG Cuts.  The beauty of these is that she gives you the exact size measurement for each of the file pieces to ensure accuracy of putting it all together.  All you need then is some great patterned paper and you're all set. 
I used the Eerie Tales mat stack from Graphic 45 for my pumpkins and their hats.  The flowers; however, are a combination of papers from the same stack and My Mind's Eye.  The brads in the center of my flowers are from Bo Bunny and are called Fright Delight Brads.
As you can see I put a flameless tea light candle in each pumpkin and that's how I'm going to market them.  Just think these will be jack-o-lanterns that won't rot and have to be thrown out at the end of Halloween......

Friends Add Color to Life

Tonight I'd like to share another card I made using the Autumn Owls file from Too Cute by Jessica.  For this one I also used Gypsy Wanderings from Cricut.  That cut became my mat for the owl.
This card was made on a smaller scale so my owl was cut at 4.44 inches tall.  The mat was cut at 3.17.  As you can see I used some skittles on this one and they are from the Spooky line over at DoubleClick Connections.  And that sentiment you see, it's from the Best Friends bundle over at Jaded Blossom.
But wait, on the inside of my card I used another sentiment.  This one is from the Count Your Blessings stamp set over at Cardz TV Stamps
And speaking of Cardz TV Stamps the Design Team challenges will begin again next week.  I promise you won't want to miss these as there are fun challenges in store for you along with new teams, returning designers and new designers.  So put it on your calendar for next Friday when the fun begins again.
Until then I'm off to enter this card into the following challenges:
Bitten by the Bug 2 - Use any Cricut Cut - Ends September 21st
Exploring Cricut - Fall using any die cut machine - Ends September 20th