Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Die Cuttin' Divas #221 Wedding or Anniversary Challenge

Hello Crafty Friends!

Happy Tuesday! I hope you all are well! Today is the day before my surgery and I will be out for a couple of weeks. When I get back I will be in my new house in my very own craftroom! I'm so excited for it. I'm thinking my crafting will be much more inspired when I don't have to move my stuff out of the way constantly. Sunday was my grandparents' 57th Anniversary which goes perfectly with the challenge this week at the Die Cuttin' Divas. It's a wedding/Anniversary Challenge. 

I love bright colors on cards, and I found these great silhouettes on Svg Cuts. The patterned paper is a Heidi Swapp paper and the others are TPS. I also embossed the dress and added some creamy shimmer chalk. I think the scale is a little off, but I was having a horrible time on Cricut Design Space. 

I really like the way this turned out. I hope you all did too! Don't forget to submit your wedding or anniversary projects to the Die Cuttin' Divas. See you all in a couple of weeks :) Thanks for reading!
~Dusty Rae

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Die Cuttin' Divas #220 Masuline Theme Challenge

Hello Crafty Friends!
Happy Tuesday! I hope your summer is off to a good start! Here in Oklahoma I am a week away from surgery and about 10 days from the big move. I'm going to miss this town, but I am so ready for the new house and my very own craft room!
This week at the Die Cuttin' Divas we are having a masculine themed challenge. Perfect timing! Father's Day is around the corner, so I knew immediately what I wanted to make. My die cuts are rom the Cricut store and they're actually two completely different parts. The card base originally had some generic stick like people on them, but I contoured the image to remove it. I then just cut out the fisherman image and used some foam dots to raise the image. I also used paper and brads from The Paper Studio. 
I am in search of a new nice thick cardstock for my cards, do you all have any recommendations? I really like a variety in color and something that cuts well. I'd appreciate an advice. 
I'm excited to see all the masculine cards from you all, Father's Day and otherwise. Just head on over to the Die Cuttin' Divas to link up our projects. Don't forget the die cut :) Thanks for reading you all! See you next week!!
~Dusty Rae 

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Die Cuttin' Divas #219 Ocean Challenge

Hello Crafty Friends!

I hope you all are well. I am so sorry I haven't been writing as much in my posts lately. With the kids being home, my upcoming surgery and preparations(just a couple more weeks), buying a house and packing and cleaning to move into said house(also a couple more weeks), I am burning my candle at both ends. Just a little more of the

short and sweet posts and I will be back, I promise! (hopefully with a new blog design too)

This week at the Die Cuttin' Divas we are having an ocean challenge. I was walking through Hobby Lobby the other day, (very dangerous for me to walk through there kidless) and I saw this really adorable canvas of just an octopus silhouette. I knew I wanted to make a card like that, but you know... I have to use some bright paper! I think Hobby Lobby did it better, but it's still pretty cute. I used an Octopus die cut from Miss Kate Cuttables. I embossed the backing paper. I'm really trying to use my giant collection of embossing folders. The paper is from the Simple Stories "I Heart Summer" collection. I miss that collection a lot! The banner and stamp are from a die/stamp combo from Doodlebug and Sizzix. I was hoping to add something about an 8th birthday, but I thought that may be trying too hard. haha. 

I really like the color combination. What do you all think? Do you have any craft supplies you never use, but are trying to now? Or a favorite paper pack they don't make anymore? Probably too many questions at once. :) There is no question that you all should join this challenge with us at the Die Cuttin' Divas. Don't forget the die cut! I hope to see you all there! Thanks for reading you all!!

~Dusty Rae

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #218 Sketch Challenge

Hello Friends! 

I hope you are having a great Tuesday! I am having a really exciting week. I found out that we will be buying a house and I will be having my surgery all in the same week. It will be a super busy time around here/there considering we are moving about 200 miles away. I will have my own craft room which makes me squeal with delight! I get to decorate a craft room! My Pinterest boards are already filling up. This is dangerous for a girl who likes to shop. I already have too much crafting items. I cleaned all of my paper crafting supplies and items up, and it took me about 5 days to finish. Though now I am feeling super inspired and have fallen in love with supplies I had forgotten I had. 

My card for this weeks Die Cuttin' Divas sketch challenge was made with a Doodlebug Day to Day paper pad that I had forgotten about. I really love all of their products! The enamel dots are from Doodlebug too.  My die cut is a title from Miss Kate Cuttables. I really like using large titles as my main image. They take time to put together, but I love the finished result.  The sun is an altered die cut from the Cricut image collection, it originally had a face. Do you all ever have an image in your mind of what you want exactly, but then find that it actually doesn't exist yet? I have this happen far too often ha! 
I still can't get over how much fun this was. I had forgotten what it was like to know where all of my supplies are and work in a clean space. It reignited that spark and now I can't wait to craft more. I am really sad that I'll have to spend so much time packing instead of crafting. 

I hope to see you all at the Die Cuttin' Divas this week! Sketch challenges really make you be creative and I love that! Don't forget the die cuts :) Thanks for reading you all! See you next week!
~Dusty Rae