Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Die Cuttin Divas #209 Anything Goes

Hello Crafty Friends!

I hope you all are having a great week so far. It's beautiful weather in Oklahoma, and soccer has started. I love this time of year, but its extra busy. I am grateful for my crafting time that I get during the week. I had such a good time making my card for this week's challenge at the Die Cuttin' Divas. It's an Anything Goes challenge. I love those!

There are lots and lots of birthdays around here this time of year, so I am stocking up on birthday cards. This one was made with Doodlebug paper, Colorbok cardstock, a Fiskars edge punch, and Elizabeth Crafts dies.  

I thought this was a fun design and with a slight color variation could be unisex. I will be making more of these for sure. I hope you all enjoyed it as much as I did. I can't wait to see your creations over at the Die Cuttin' Divas. Don't forget the die cut! Thanks for reading :)

~Dusty Rae

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #208 Music Challenge

Hello wonderful crafty friends! 

I hope you all are well. I took a couple weeks off for vacation, though let me tell you it was exhausting! I am so glad to be back home and crafting again. Let's jump right back in with the new challenge at the Die Cuttin' Divas

This week's challenge is a music challenge. I had so much fun with this. Cricut Design Space had a few hiccups, but the cuts were done well and I am excited with the result. I found this svg. on DigiPlayGround. I used my computer for the sentiment. I really seem to print out my words more than I stamp them these days. I should really challenge myself to use what I have. 

I hope that you all find this card as cheerful as I do. I would love to see all of your music themed projects at the Die Cuttin' Divas, don't forget your die cut :) Thanks for reading you all! 
~Dusty Rae

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #205 Sketch Challenge

Hey Crafty Friends! Happy Tuesday!

How has your week started out? Mine is a little rocky with illnesses all around, but I get to go on a vacation next week! I will be in Las Vegas for a few days! I am quite excited. I have never been, so there are many sites and shows I want to see. I wonder if there is an awesome craft store I need to see there. Do you all know of any? I will google for sure :) I already shop too much. Last week I bought some WRMK punch boards, and thats actually what I used on my card for this week's Die Cuttin' Divas sketch challenge. I used the pinwheel punch and I'm excited to use it in more projects. 

I had originally offset the pinwheel, as you can see in the above image, but then I decided to center it, I like balance, and I think this has a better balance. The papers are all from a Doodlebug paper pack, and the brads are all from The Paper Studio. I used Glossy Accents on the handle to make it look like plastic. 

I used a 1.5 inch circle punch and a 2 inch scallop circle punch for the sentiment. and the stamp is from Studio Calico. 

Overall I had fun using new tools for a simple card for a adorable simple sketch. You guys should definitely head on over to the Die Cuttin' Divas blog to see the sketch and to link your cards(don't forget the die cut)! Our Sponsor this week is Cardz TV with a stamp set as the prize! I have to tell you all, Mary over there is my go to lady when I need inspiration. Her Youtube is what really got me into card making, and she's always so cheerful. Thanks for reading you all! Have a great week :)

~Dusty Rae

Monday, March 2, 2015

Love to Scrap! Challenge blog #49 Buttons and Bows

Hi Crafty Friends! Happy Monday! 

I hope all of you are doing well. We finally got lots and lots of snow! I was so excited. What do you all do on your snowy days? My kids always want hot chocolate and cinnamon rolls for breakfast when it's cold out. I really love to see the excitement on their faces. It only snows here a couple times a year, so it's always like an additional Christmas morning. I don't even mind the wet floors from where they trampled through the house with their snow covered clothes.

 I think snowy days make for perfect crafting weather, and I made a fun new card this weekend for LTSCB :) It's not my traditional style, but I really love it! Our challenge is to use both buttons and bows, and we have some awesome sponsors with awesome prizes : A Day For Daisies, with $12 gift certificate  (equal to 3 images of choice). Bugaboo Digi Stamps with 7 images to the winner. 
Limited Runs Stamps with 3 images to the winner. 

 My image is from Bugaboo Digital Stamps and this sweet girl is the Chibi Flower Pot Peeker. Isn't she adorable? I used my Spectrum Noirs to color her. The message on the flower pot was an addition from a Simon Says Stamps stamp set, I thought it was a nice message for the image. The circles were all cut out with a Sizzix Nestabilities circle die set and all of the papers were from Simple Stories Vintage Bliss. I really love that paper collection. I made this entire card around those papers and the flower girl image.

I had a lot of fun making this card, and I am really pleased with the finished product. I hope you all enjoy it as well. Let me know what you think in the comments section below. I really hope to see your buttons and bows creations at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog :) This challenge will be running through the 15th. Thanks for reading!!

~Dusty Rae