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

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #229 Celebrate It! Anything Goes

Hello Crafty Friends!

I hope all is well with you guys! This week my kids are back to school and so am I! Full time student again. I am so grateful for my crafting at this time. I am in nearly all mathematics classes, so I need the right side of my brain exercised! I have a new computer with Windows 10 so I am on a learning curve. I had such a fun time making this card for the Die Cuttin' Divas challenge this week. My 18 year old sister started classes on Monday, so this is for her. I'm excited for her college experience.

The image on here is from the Cricut library, and the solid papers are all Colorbok. The patterned paper is from Doodlebug. I really love that company! The gems are from the dollar section at Michaels, and they are actually clear but a Sharpie changed that.

I took this picture in between classes in the hallway. I'm thinking all these college kids thought I was nuts. haha I hope to see you all at the Die Cuttin' Divas this week! Don't forget your die cuts! Thanks for reading you all! I appreciate all of you!
~Dusty Rae

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Die Cuttin' Divas #228 Nautical Challenge

Hello wonderful crafty friends!!

I have missed you all! I hope all is well with you guys. So much has happened since I last saw you all. I had my surgery (have already lost 30 lbs) and moved across state to our first home. I have my very own craftroom, but it's still boxes. I have no furniture yet. Have any of you tried the Martha Stewart furniture available through Home Depot? I'm thinking it's my best option. This house is nearly double the size of the last one, so I'm decorating a room at a time. Craftroom should totally be first!

Well now to the important part. The wonderful nautical challenge at the Die Cuttin' Divas. I love nautical themed things!! The colors and clean lines... I swoon! My card is fairly simple I used some nesting circle dies and some papers from DCWV. I didn't realize how much I missed crafting til I was doing it. Even if it was sitting in the floor with boxes all around me :)

I really hope you guys enjoyed this! I can't wait to get back into full swing. I start school full time next Monday so I'm extra excited for my crafty stress relief! I hope to see all your projects at the Die Cuttin Divas! Thanks for reading you all! Let me know what you think!
~Dusty Rae