Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Bringing Home The Tree

Hello friends! Welcome to my Christmas project for The Merry Christmas Challenge Blog, where every challenge, every week, is an Anything Goes Christmas challenge.

I call this card, Bring Home the Tree as it features this cute mice family doing just that.  The family and their clothing were created using two coordinating die sets from Marianne Designs. The clothing was cut from my winter print scraps stash. 

The Christmas tree and ornaments were cut using pieces from a different die set, one that I will use in the near future to create a card with a totally different look.

The Season's Greeting sentiment stamp is an OLD Stampin' Up stamp from my stash.

I hope that you will be able to join us at The Merry Christmas Challenge Blog this week.  Be sure to hop over and check out the design teams fun Christmas cards!!

Monday, March 19, 2018

Easter Basket Card

Hello friends! Welcome to my project for this week's Bitten By the Bug 2 Cricut Challenge. My sweet Design Team sister, Maureen is hosting this week's challenge, Anything Goes - Easter! I love the Easter season, the colors, the new life blooming, and all of the many traditions.  I also like Easter crafting!

For my project this week I used two Cricut cartridges (plus Basic Shapes) and an SVG image set.  The cartridges were Picturesque - for the tag, and Close To My Heart's Flower Market - for the vertical banners and the Happy Easter phrase. The basket, eggs, grass, etc were cut with an SVG design set I picked up a couple of years ago.  I finished the card with white sequins.

I hope that you have already been by the Bitten By the Bug 2 Blog this week to check out the Design Team's fabulous Easter projects.  I also hope that you will find some time to join our challenge this week and link up your own Easter project!

Monday, March 12, 2018

St. Patrick's Day Shamrock Brooch/Pin

Hello friends! Welcome to my project for this week's Bitten By the Bug 2 Cricut Challenge. My sweet Design Team sister, Michelle, is hosting this week's Cricut Challenge.  Michelle has instructed us to use the COLOR GREEN on our projects this week.  We can use any Cricut cut of our choosing, but we must include the color GREEN on our projects.  I chose to create a St. Patrick's Day Shamrock Brooch.

I used the same cartridges on this brooch as I used on last week's St. Patrick's Day card, except I did not use Picturesque.  The two cartridges used for this project are Disney Classics - for the clover and flower - and Home for the Holidays Spring & Summer - for the shamrock. 

I finished the brooch with white ink splatter and a tiny twist of burlap ribbon.

I hope that you find some time to join us in this week's COLOR CHALLENGE. We would love to see your GREEN projects!

And speaking of GREEN, no matter what color outfit I might choose to wear on St. Patrick's Day, no one will be able to pinch me as long as I have on my St. Patty's brooch!!

Monday, March 5, 2018

Shamrock St. Patty's Card

Hello friends! Welcome to my project for this week's Bitten By the Bug 2 Cricut Challenge. I am hosting this challenge - Show Us Your Shamrocks!

St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner and you know you need to begin getting your
GREEN ready, start practicing your best "Kiss Me, I'm Irish" pucker, and practice your pinch for those who refuse to get in the spirit.  And... Get out your green card stock and craft up some Irish goodness!

I used three Cricut cartridges to make this card: 
Disney Classics - the flower and clover,
Picturesque - the Celtic framework, and
Home for the Holidays Spring & Summer - the shamrock.

I copied the shamrock and welded the two tops together to create the card shape.  I layered the Celtic framework over the shamrock and then added the clover and flower top.  I finished the card with pen doodles.

Have you been by the 
Bitten By the Bug 2  blog yet today? You should check out the design teams' projects.  I am truly the weakest link this week. I hope that you might consider joining us in this week's challenge.

Saturday, March 3, 2018

March Thin Die Sale!!

Thin Cuts dies are the fast and easy way for cutting shapes for all your crafting. This month only, save 25% on all available Thin Cuts, and 30% on select bundles of Thin Cuts dies. You can also earn a FREE Thin Cuts die by signing up as a Consultant or hosting a qualifying party this month. 

You all know that I love my Cricut.  Well my shameful confession is that I also LOVE thin dies!!  So you can imagine JUST HOW thrilled I am at this March Sale - which I will henceforth think of as the Susan's-Birthday-March-Thin-Die-Sale!!  I think I may need to purchase a few my own birthday gifts this month.  Shhhh, don't tell Doug.

When you visit the linked page below, be aware that even more thin die and thin die bundles will appear in your check out area for purchase.  Click on any title to view the set.

Thin Die Sale

Happy Shopping!!