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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

It's a Week Full of Love at Die Cuttin' Divas

Happy Tuesday!
Valentine's Day is only a few days away. I am looking forward to visiting the classes to see all the students' cards and see how they enjoy their parties. I am already starting to feel the love!

Today I am sharing the new challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas.

This Week's Challenge...
Love ~

Here is my Design Team project...
I made these Hershey Nugget boxes from My Scrap Chick for a few of my co-workers. The base of the box is heavy white cardstock and the sliding lid is paper from Pebbles. Some of the boxes have a heart window cut out while a couple don't. I used transparency film to cover the windows so there was no poking the candy treat.

 Each nugget was wrapped using the Jaded Blossom candy wrap die. I found some red, white, and pink twine in my stash and added a tiny tag stamped by My Craft Spot (closed).
Hope you will join us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week for our "Love" challenge. The design team sure is feeling smitten with their awesome projects! If you like what you see, please become a follower so you do not miss any of my creations.  Be sure to leave your blog name and I will stop by to see what you have been making!

Stay Creative,
Georgiana 

Monday, February 11, 2019

Not Just Cards February Challenge

Hello Crafty Friends,

Happy Monday!
The weekend went by too fast since I went to a Boat Show on Saturday and then spent yesterday at a Baby Shower for my first niece. She is due in April and had quite a turn out. We teased her about having enough room for the baby with all her new stuff.  I am already looking forward to next weekend since it's a three day one with President's Day although I don't have any plans yet. Rest and relaxation may be enough.

Today is the first day of the Not Just Cards Challenge for February.

Here is my Design Team project...
Since I don't have a class of my own any more and visit lots of others for math and science, I decided to make some treats for the classes that I visit the most. These monster pops by My Scrap Chick are for a Kindergarten class.

I cut all the pieces with my Cameo trying to use up scraps of white, black, pink, and red.

The noses are cherry flavored Blow Pops and the wrappers have cute phrases for Valentine's.
Hope you will join us at Not Just Cards for the February Challenge since you can create anything you would like.

Stay Creative,
Georgiana

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

February Sketch at Die Cuttin' Divas

Happy Tuesday!
The week is off to a great start and there is plenty going on until the weekend. I have a trip to the Wellness Bus today, tutoring after school, an eye appointment on Wednesday, and a CAS meeting on Friday. Never a dull moment! I am thinking about taking a trip to MFT on Saturday morning since I won a gift certificate the other day and I really like a few of the new release items (like the ostriches, super dogs, and confetti stencil). 

Today I am also sharing the new challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas.

This Week's Challenge...
~ February's Sketch ~

Here is my Design Team project...
I really like this MFT heart tree die, but it is a lot of work piecing it back together in the variety of colors. Thanks goodness for the Silhouette Pick-Me-Up stick. I used the colors from the plaid paper for the leaves and hearts.

The stamped sentiment is by Whimsical Designs (closed and not available).
Hope you will join us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week for our "February's Sketch" challenge. The design team has quite a variety, so be sure to check them out.

Stay Creative,
Georgiana

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Love a Good Color Challenge

Hello Crafty Friends,

Today was Spaghetti Dinner for my son's Boy Scout that he was a member of for many years. He earned Eagle Scout through the troop and they paid for his college tuition, so it was a good time to show our support. My hubby is now in the living room watching the Super Bowl and I can hear him yelling at the TV. Me...I am in the craft room enjoying some creative time. It is not always easy to find the time since I have been busy with school (setting up a STEM Lab and conducting Science lessons), going to the Y, tutoring, and shopping (found some fabulous deals at Dillard's last weekend). 

Today's project...
My friend asked me to make her a few Valentine cards for her family and I said, "of course". I wanted to use this new MFT heart stencil and after seeing the MFT color challenge I decided to blend the two together. I used Tim Holtz oxide inks (worn lipstick and wild violet) to create the background. Love the scattered hearts.


Here are the MFT colors...

LOVE is a MFT word die and the stamped sentiment underneath it is from Whimsical Designs (closed and no longer available). The scalloped circle is great as the focal point.

I cut a stitched rectangle with my Cuttlebug for this inside. I left it blank for a personal message.

Hope you have a great week.
Stay Creative,
Georgiana 

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Thursday Treats at My Mouse Dreams

Hello Crafty Friends,

I am making a special guest designer appearance today at My Mouse Dreams for Thursday Treats after a conversation with Beckie and I am super excited to be a part of a her new series to showcase treat holders. I love to make treat bags for family, friends, students, and co-workers. The look on their face always makes me happy and want to make more. Valentine's Day is approaching quickly, so I am getting started now.

Today's Project...
I found this cute gift box (Unicorn Splash Box) on Silhouette Design Store and added a few pieces from my collection to personalize it. I used both my Cricut and Cameo to create today's treat holder.

The MFT stitched scalloped circle fits in the center and any die-cut or image would be perfect. I found this hippo colored by my daughter in her craft area and snatched it up (I figured she hadn't used him yet, so why not showcase him.). He just looks so happy. The stamped sentiment is from the same MFT Happy Hippo stamp set. The Hershey Nuggets were covered with Jaded Blossoms Candy Wraps and the hearts were cut from MFT Blueprints 13. 

Every treat bag needs a big bow! I just got this MFT Stitched Beautiful Bow die set not too long ago and decided it fit perfectly. I watched a video because the first time I cut the bow and tried to wrap it around it had creases. Yuck! The video said to prep the paper. I had to rub the paper between my fingers and curve it. It worked!  No creases!
I am so glad Beckie has started this Treat Thursday series. Perhaps you could be next to share your favorite treat holder. Leave a message and she may ask you too!

Stay Creative,
Georgiana

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Anything Goes at Die Cuttin' Divas

Happy Tuesday!
Yesterday was our school's Science Fair. It was the first one that I help organized and it went well. I tallied all the scores last night and the winners will be announced today during our Sauce and Science Night. We have a science museum (Orlando Science Center) coming to school with 15 different stations for the students to enjoy.

Today I am sharing the new challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas.

This Week's Challenge...
Anything Goes ~

Here is my Design Team project...
I just fell in love with this MFT Entwined Hearts die when it was first released and I like it even more now that I have actually used it myself. It cut the glitter paper so smoothly.

I cut the die twice...once in red to get the outline and then in black to piece together the inside of the hearts. So many options with mixing and matching!

I used red glitter paper for the MFT word beautiful since that is how I feel about the layout of these hearts. The stamped sentiment is by Scrappy Moms Stamp (closed).
Hope you will join us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week for our "Anything Goes" challenge. The design team must have had Valentine's Day on their minds too since there are so many lovely projects.

Stay Creative,
Georgiana

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

3D Projects at Die Cuttin' Divas

Happy Tuesday!
Today I am sharing the new challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas.

This Week's Challenge...
3D Projects ~

Here is my Design Team project...
I only made one of the new Nugget Treats from My Favorite Things (MFT), but I am quite sure that I will be making more. I cut the pieces with my Cuttlebug.

The pattern papers are by My Mind's Eye ~ Lost & Found Union Square stack and the stamped sentiment is by Whimsicals Designs (closed).
Hope you will join us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week for our "3D Projects" challenge. The design team has quite a variety, so be sure to check them out.

Stay Creative,
Georgiana