Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #223 Fun with Puns

Hey everybody!

I hope you all are having a great week so far! Happy Tuesday :) This week for me is extra busy, with exams in nearly every class. Lots of studying around my house :)  With all this work, the Challenge at the Die Cuttin' Divas had perfect timing! I have a simple sense of humor, and puns are my favorite! 

For my card I made it a little nautical with images from the Cricut Library. I'm not sure of the cartridge, but I know it is one that I already own. I used DCWV cardstock and enamel dots from the Paper Studio. My 6 year old has already stolen it to put in his treasure box because he said it's a boy card and I never make boy cards. These kids crack me up! 

I hope you all love puns as much as I do and decide to join us at the Die Cuttin' Divas! Don't forget the die cuts! Have a wonderful weekend! See you all next week! Thanks for reading!! 

~Dusty Rae

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Die Cuttin' Divas Cahllenge #232 3-D Challenge

Hello Crafty Friends!!

I hope you are all doing well! I am going to jump right in to this week's challenge at the Die Cuttin Divas, mostly because I am so excited about it! The challenge is a 3-D challenge! I love all of the 3-D projects made by my fellow DT Divas!

As most of you know, my baby sister just went away to college. We are still decorating her room. When I saw the grey and white patterned canvases at Michael's over the summer, I knew they had to be in her room. She and I discussed it and decided giant flowers in the middle would look the best, and to my dismay, none of the silk flowers were the right color. Then, LIGHTBULB! I have a die cutting machine!! The idea was born, and with this challenge it came to life. I am so excited about how well it turned out, and even more excited for all of the other colors we will do!

The paper is from The Paper Studio, I needed a paper that was a little soft so I could manipulate the edges. For shimmer I used a Wink of Stella pen.

I haven't shown her yet, I hope she will think it looks as great as I do! I'm so excited to see all of your 3-D Projects at the Die Cuttin' Divas this week! Thanks for reading! See you next week!
~Dusty Rae

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #231 Sketch Challenge

Hello Crafty Friends!

I apologize for my late post. I was having some major technical issues. This has been a week of disasters around here. I have to stay positive because I know it will all turn around from here. This week at the Die Cuttin' Divas we are having a sketch challenge. These challenges always end up being my favorite, with everyone adding their own little spin on it there are so many different variations. 

My patterned papers are from Pebbles Garden Party and the solids are all from Colobok. The enamel dots are all from The Paper Studio and the die cut is from the Cricut store. I believe its originally from the Paperlace cartridge. I even used my explore to cut out the circles. This sketch was truly a blast to work with and I hope you all will try it too!

Thank you all so much for reading. I hope to see your sketch challenge cards over at the Die Cuttin' Divas. Don't forget your die cut! I hope all of my bad luck means extra good luck for all of you!! See you next week! 

~Dusty Rae

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #230 Inspired by a Decade

Hello Wonderful Crafty Friends!

I hope you are all well! I'm super excited, as this is my Birthday week! I turn 30 on Thursday!  I also must report I survived the first week back to only math classes! Time management has never been my greatest feature, but man I am on it now! It's crazy how I have multiplied my responsibilities by at least 3, and yet I am more productive. It's sad how bad it was before. I had a few snares along the way this week, but all in all it was a success. We did lose power Sunday for about 9 hours. That's no fun when your cutter needs internet and electricity and all your homework must be turned in online. I'm still perky though.

My card for this week's challenge at the Die Cuttin' Divas is really a reflection of my mood lately. The challenge is a decade challenge, where you make a project based on a particular decade. Let me tell you, I am never anything less than amazed by the creativity of my fellow design team divas! They have some really fantastic decade cards. I decided to do mine on the 80's! The decade I was born in. I was really inspired by the clothes my mom used to dress me in. I love the crazy patterns and the vivid colors! The sunglasses also scream 1980's to me.

The solid colored paper is from Colorbok and the pattern is from The Paper Studio. I felt the patterned paper really made the card feel true to the 80's. I also downloaded a font that I thought looked like it fit well. The sunglasses are from the Cricut store.

This card makes me happy and excited, which is what I think of when I think of the 80's. I hope you all enjoy it as much as I do. I am really excited to see all of your decade inspired projects over at the Die Cuttin' Divas. Don't forget the die cut :) I wish you all a wonderful week , and thank you so much for reading!!

~Dusty Rae