Friday, September 30, 2016

Breast Cancer Awareness Challenge at Cut It Up Challenge Blog

Hi Crafty Friends,
It's time for another Cut It Up Challenge.  Our theme for this challenge is Breast Cancer Awareness or Use Pink (and don't forget a die cut.)  Our sponsor is Digital Delights by Louby Loo.  Wendy provided the team with some adorable images and I chose Thinking Pink Lara.

The BCA papers are from American Crafts.  I used Jaded Blossom Card Mat Dies, Scallop Square Dies, and Stitched Square Dies.  I also used CC Designs flag dies.  The sequins are from Doodlebug Designs and Lara was colored using Copic Markers.

I hope you'll join in this challenge.  One random entry will receive a gift voucher from


Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Have a Paws-itively Great Day!

Hi Crafty Friends,

Our new Challenge has opened at Digital Delights Challenge Blog.

It's always ANYTHING GOES using a stamped image.

Here's my project using the Loving Paws set (colored version).

The patterned paper and washi tape is from Doodlebug Designs.  The oval dies are from Jaded Blossom.  I hope you'll join us on the Challenge Blog.


Sunday, September 18, 2016

A Little Coloring Fun

Hi Crafty Friends,

I was at an all-day crop at my LCC and spent most of my time coloring.  I'm "training" for some marathon coloring so that I'll be in shape for Jennifer Dove's Copic Boot Camp in November.  That will be 4 straight days of coloring, coloring, coloring.  For Boot Camp we can reserve times with a masseuse - what does that tell you???  I can't wait.

Anyway, here are two projects I created using CC Designs/DoveArt stamps which were designed by Jennifer Dove.

This stamp is Making a List.  I just love this traditional style Santa.

This is Cardinal Birdhouse.  
Since I took the pictures with my phone during the crop and didn't edit, you might not notice that I used Stardust Stickles for the snow.  When I color this image again, I'll used Frosted Lace instead.  Jennifer's stamps are so much fun to color.  I'm so excited for Boot Camp and can't wait to meet her in person and learn firsthand her amazing coloring techniques.


Friday, September 16, 2016

Cut it Up Challenge #105

Hi Crafty Friends,
It's time to have some fun with our Cut It Up Challenge.  We're playing a name game!!
The challenge is to use something on your project that begins with the first letter of your first name - fun, huh?
My name is Larelyn so I'm using Leaves.  This cute wreathe was a freebie from Miss Kate Cuttables.  
I love this woodgrain paper from Authentique.  The sentiment is from the new Hero Arts September monthly kit which I heat embossed.  The svg is actually 4 separate cuts with some very fine branches.  My Silhouette cut them perfectly AFTER I selected the right papers (struggled with some white core paper but Doodlebug Designs and CTMH cut perfectly).  I added some epoxy dots and twine and called done.
I hope you'll join in our fun GAME/CHALLENGE.  Remember to use something that starts with the first letter of your name and include a die cut (which might be your "name" piece).
This challenge is being sponsored by 
Craftin Desert Divas 

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

It's Zombie Time

Hi Crafty Friends,
Wow!  I can't believe it's time to start posting Halloween projects but that's exactly what you'll find in Digital Delights by Louby Loo's new release for September.  Wendy has created four new adorable sets and I'd like to share Zomberz.

I colored him with Copic markers.  I also used Jaded Blossom's Stitched Rectangle dies and the Halloween Dies set.  

Here's the entire release:

You'll projects using each of the images on our blog HERE.

Thanks for stopping in today.


Friday, September 2, 2016


Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I'm sharing a card I made for Cut It Challenge Blog challenge #104.
Our theme is Water Color-so add some water colored element along with your die cut.

I created this simple Thank You card.  The water colored background was made by brushing water across a piece of Ranger water color card stock and then adding Tim Holtz Water Color Crayons and brushing again with more water.  When dry, I cut the mat using a Jaded Blossom stitched rectangle die.  The sentiment is a die cut from Altenew that is a companion piece to the Thanks stamp set.

I added some organza ribbon and Doodlebug Designs sequins - quick and simple.

I hope you'll join in our challenge.  Just link your project HERE.

This challenge is sponsored by


Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Fall is in the Air??

Hi Crafty Friends,

Today is my posting day at Paper Crafting World.

Is Fall in the air?  Although tomorrow is September 1, it's still quite hot here in Northern CA.  I am looking forward to fall and finally turning off the AC.  It's that time of year when the colors change, the weather changes - it just makes me happy!

My card today reflects the changing of the season.  It was quick and easy to cut and assemble and with the right choice of papers, I think it looks great.

I used the Card with Tag and Leaves cut file from the Paper Crafting World store.  All of the papers are from my fall stash box.  A little inking, a bow, some sequins and foam dimensions and I called it finished.  The letters are from Jaded Blossoms Alphabet Dies.

Be sure to visit the store for you Fall cut files, digital stamps, and print and cuts.
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Sunday, August 21, 2016

An Apple for You!

Hi Crafty Friends,

Are you gearing up for Back to School?  The design team at The Cutting Cafe certainly is.
I had the honor of being asked to be a guest designer for the August blog posts.  Regina provided several fabulous cut files for us to use and I chose the Apple Shaped Card.

Here's my project:

This file is quick and easy but has SO MANY possibilities!! I love shaker cards and using the FUSE tool really makes them easy to assemble.  I used Jaded Blossom Stitched Circle Dies to cut the window and the frame and added Doodlebug Designs sequins to the shaker pocket (cut from a page protector and sealed with the FUSE tool.)  A little bit of doodling, Copic marker added to the stem and an organza bow and this cute little shape card is ready to send.

Thank you again, Regina, for the invitation to be one of your guest designers.  You know how much I love your files, but mostly the amazing things you create using them.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Cut It Up Challenge #103

Hi Crafty Friends,

It's time to Celebrate National Bow Tie Day (August 28).  Our Cut It Up challenge is to add a bow tie to your project and include a die cut, of course.

I used Jaded Blossom's  Mustache Dies for my card.  This patterned paper seemed the perfect background.  I love the bright, happy colors of my CAS card.

I hope you'll join in our challenge.  You can link up your entry HERE.

Challenge #103 is being sponsored by


Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Dad Fixes Everything!

Hi Crafty Friends,

I got to thinking of all the wonderful things my hubby does for me and our daughters.  Sometimes I worry that we don't show our appreciation enough so I decided that a thank you card didn't have to wait for Father's Day to let him know how much he means to us.

I love this cut file from Paper Crafting World.  It's Card Dad Fixes Everything  which comes in both cut file and printable form.  It was so easy to cut and assemble.

I cut it on my Silhouette and die cut the label to add the "thank you" stamp.  The die and stamp are from Jaded Blossom.  All the papers are from my scrap folders.

Paper Crafting World has such a large variety of cut files, digital stamp images, and print and  cuts.  Be sure to check out the store by clicking the link above.

Thanks for dropping in today.

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