Friday, July 31, 2015

Thank you to Dies R Us!

July's theme --  Summer picnics, outings, beach, and things patriotic.  Anytime is a good time for patriotism but July is especially good for Americans.  

A Thank you for tDies R Us' sponsorship from the Die Cut Divas.

Arlene found some paper at Michaels on sale and she loves it.  

Arlene had to make two cards.  She couldn't hold back.  Quick and easy does it!
You can check these out at A Bit of This and that.

Here's Monica with a fresh CAZ style that just says it all.  Beautifully cone!

Avery Elle: Chevron Border die
Lawn Fawn (A Good Apple) and Copics
Monica's blog

Michelle just rocks these die cuts!

Spellbinders Label Sixteen, Impression Obsession flowers. Check out Michelle's blog!

Cathie thinking fun out on the beach and sand between the toes!  

Kaisercraft Nesting Label Die, Impression Obsession Flowers
Quietfire Design sentiment stamp

A big Thank you from the Die Cut Divas' to everyone who participated in the challenge and an even bigger thank you to our sponsor for providing great dies and a prize to you all.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Love a Summer Flower

Arlene here.  Hannah asked me to post my latest card here on the 29th, so without further ado.

I used a "love" die from Little B "Handwritten" with a beautiful Memory Box Kyle Stem set upon the Elizabeth Crafts Design card front.

Card standing up 

Inside of Card - you can see the 3 squares I inserted through the hold in the front of the card on the inside panel.  I thought it added something extra to the inside.  

II used the Memory Box Hello Scrpt, A Little B "you" and another Memory Box left-over die-cuts from the Cityscape Nightline on the left side.  
I have seen the front on another piece of card stock, but wanted to see if this die-cut front piece could function on its own and YES IT CAN!
Check out my blog at A Bit of This and That.

Monday, July 27, 2015

A Paris Visit

Michelle has brought us the elegance of Paris with this minimalist color scheme and fantastic die from Elizabeth Crafts, makes me want to drop everything and book a ticket.

My Favorite Things Pierced Squares, 
Cricut Edge to Edge Cartridge
For all the details head over to Michelle's blog Just a Nutter Paper Crafter.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Hello from the Beach

Cathie says Hi from her comfy chair on the beach. The image she created makes me feel like I'm dreaming I'm in that chair, with the soft colors and tones.

Diecut Divas, Gina K Designs, Simon Says Stamps

Gina K Design Stamp Set, Simons Says Stamps Pierced Rectangles.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Sunny Days

Marsha's Card is Bright and Shining, celebrating Sunny days

She says "I know this next sunshine card is not a summer "activity" but in Western Washington, we celebrate any day that is sunny! "


Monday, July 20, 2015

Its Picnic Time!

Monica did a great job (making me hungry)  piecing together this lovely picnic scene,

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Free as a Butterfly

This was supposed to be scheduled for Friday and I'm 2 days late!  Anyway I didn't have an eagle image but I thought the Butterfly did a good job resembling freedom.

Spellbinder Nesties rectangle
Hero arts Old letter writing background
Hero Arts butterfly die (Set)
Sizzlits (girls are weird) die alphabet
Distress ink old paper

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Thank You Dies R Us!

Thank you to Dies R Us for their sponsorship.

 Cuttlebug Anna Griffith Flower Bramble die, My Favorite Things Pierced Circle,  Elizabeth Crafts Butterfly, Unity Stamp

Monday, July 13, 2015

A window card

Die Cut Divas - lots of fun for the month of July

And here is another lovely window card from Arlene!
What is this tissue box thing Arlene has?

Elizabeth Craft Designs Garden Patch
IO Dies Wheat
Sizzix 658696 Framelits & Stamps
Hero Arts My Words CL695
Tissue Box

Friday, July 10, 2015

Wheat's up

Dies R Us sponsors Die Cut Divas

Isn't Marsha's card so cute? My Grandpa who owns a farm in Kansas would get a kick out of this,

Summer Activity - gardening and harvest, county fair in August
Impression Obsession Wheat 
Hannah and the DCD Team

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Is it a stamp?

Dies R Us Sponsors Die Cut Divas this month.

Arlene is the queen of using lovely patterns from tissue boxes she collects, and the pattern below is no exception. It reminds me of fractal art, its just too bad its not a stamp, because I could see myself using it all the time.... (maybe I need to invest in some tissue boxes of my own :).

Elizabeth Craft Designs Garden Patch
Memory Box Hello Script
Tissue Box
See a Bit More at Arlene's A Bit of This and That

Hannah and the DCD Team

Monday, July 6, 2015

Celebrate Summer!

Sponsor for this of summer challenge.

According to google, July is actually the coldest month in New Zealand, but Dawn doesn't seem to let that stop from celebrating summer with us.
I love the way she water colored within the gardenia die.

 Memory Box Gardenia due, Winnie & Walter stamps, Butterfly punch, Watercolour paints (Koh-I-Noor)

Hannah and the DCD Team

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Happy Independance Day!

Our great Sponsor!

Oh say can you see all the cards down below,
that glitter and shine
Celebrating the day
Its the 4th of July
we cannot deny

Have a Wonderful and Safe Holiday with family and friends, and  I /we thank you  from the bottom of our hearts for each and every one of you in the service, for all you do and have done!

 Spellbinder Nestabilities,
Salty Ocean distress ink
Sentiment unknown stamp

Lawn Fawn: Happy 4th and Say Cheese Die
Lifestyle crafts: Twinkle embossing folder

 Have a Happy 4th of July.  Arlene loves the Fancy Sun Bonnet digital images and t teamed the image with a new die she's been playing with.  The flag is flying outside the squares.
See more at Arlene's A Bit of This and That for more information on how she made this card.

Summer Activity - airshow 
 Memory Box Cityscape Nightline

Diecut Divas, Gina K Designs, Elizabeth Craft Designs
July 4th Fireworks Night Sky.
Gina K Designs Hello Sunshine Stamp set,  

Friday, July 3, 2015

Adorable Kitty Card

Our sponsor for this mont!

Arlene made a lovely shaped card with a great color combination of brown and green and accented it beautifully with the gold chevron.

Spellbinders Nestabilities - Big Scalloped Squares - not sure which set I'm using as I took my dies and put them on a magnetic sheet on the wall.  Either This or This
Hero Arts Zig Zag background
Elizabeth Craft Designs Whiskers the Cat
Elizabeth Craft Designs Beach Edges
Elizabeth Craft Designs Best Wishes (724)
Hero Arts Metallic Decor
To see Whiskers, see A Bit of This and That

Hannah and the DCD Team

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Winner of the June Challenge

"June Bug" was our June Challenge theme, and we enjoyed all the beautiful projects!

The prize is 7 digital stamps from our wonderful sponsor-

Current Sponsor for June
The winner of this June contest is:

Congratulations Creative M!
Please email us at to claim your prize.  We'll need your email so Bugaboo Digital Stamps can contact you with your winner's code to choose seven digital stamps. .

And the DT picks are-


I chose the coffee card from KT Fit Kitty. I love coffee cards, and the color combo and different die cuts all combined for a fun card!


I love the sweet snail and his cupcake with a cherry on top!

My favorite is this garden hard to do fur and this is fantastic. SO DARN CUTE!
Tangle Street Colorway

July Challenge 2015

Summer & Patriotism
Good Morning and Happy July!
Everyone loves summer right? Well this month we are challenging you to come up with cards, pages, or anything else you might have on mind, that say Summer all over,  this can be vacations, camping, pool, beach, picnics, and in the USA we will be celebrating our 239th anniversary on July 4th, and we would love to see patriotic creations too.  If you are not from the US and want to create a card etc.  showing your nationalities Patriotism or celebrations, come and join the fun with us!
If you are new to our challenges please click on the tab above "challenge rules", and please remember to use at least 1 die cut or embossing folder in your creations.
Our Sponsor this Month is:
The winner will be announced On August 2nd and if you have any questions during the challenge or any other time please feel free to email me at

And Now for Some Lovely Creations from Our Diva's

 Arlene is up first. and is thinking summer - sitting out in lawn chairs, travelling, taking vacations to other countries.  This is for Arlene's friend  who is retiring and making plans to relax and then travel.  Is that a 7-UP I can see?
Elizabeth Craft Designs Eiffel Tower Pop Stand (Tower only)
Elizabeth Craft Designs Beach Edges
Memory Box Auto Parts
IO Dies (beach chairs - DIE177-K)
Memory Box Evergreen Landscape
Little B Handwritten (sentiment)
Memory Box Marshmallow Clouds (small cloud)
Visit Arlene at A Bit of This and That

 Dawn seems ready to ride away on her Pennyfarthing.  Aren't those old bikes "The Cat's Meow?"  
 Elizabeth Craft Designs Garden Patch
Memory Box Pennyfarthing die
,   Hero Arts stamps,
 We Are Memory Keepers embossing folder.

Marsha really hits us with a way to stay cool under a hot July sun!  
Take me to the beach~
Summer Activity - going to the beach 
(just had to buy it - love those flip flops)

Monica creates a scene of wonder and delight to set July on it's head. 
 I'd say "Life is Good."
Copics and a wave boarder punch

Hannah is ready to hit the beach for a great photography session (in her dreams : )
 Elizabeth Craft Window die
 Various Distress inks Frosted lace stickles
Hero arts woodgrain background

Cathie is remembering fun times as a kid with blowing bubbles in the back yard.
Diecut Divas, Art by Miran Bubbles Brea, Mpress Curved Rectangle, Elizabeth Crafts Design Happy Birthday
Art by Miran Bubbles Brea
Mpress Curved Rectangle
Brother Scan and Cut Nested Shape
Elizabeth Crafts Happy Birthday
more details at over at her blog House of Borowski
 Spellbinders M-bossabilities Roses embossing folder, Spellbinders Scalloped Ovals, Elizabeth Crafts Rose 
Be Creative and Enjoy!

Hannah and the DCD Team