everything blossoms

Friday, May 1, 2015

It's Time!!

I've been silly excited to share with you all I have been assigned to my very 1st design team!!

You've gotta check out this challenge blog! I will be working hard, with the rest of the talented ladies that make up the DT, to inspire you & all the fabulous people that have fallen in love with the bi-weekly challenges. Your projects don't need to be just cards. You can create any type of project as long as you follow the challenge guidelines. How fun is that?!

The challenge that is starting today (& will remain open until May 13th) is paper piecing using a stamped image. Such fun! You will also need to include a die cut of some sort with each challenge. Here's my 1st project I completed as a new DT member for Cut It Up (giggle!)

The tail feathers and little wing were paper pieced. I stamped the bird image on the back of the patterned paper and cut it out. After I stamped and colored the bird I trimmed the pattern pieces and used my glue pen to adhere them to the front of the bird.

I used an older Hero Arts Cling image called Little Fancy Bird. The patterned paper I used is from an old 12x12 paper pack from Basic Grey called Lilykate. Sentiment is in the Smarty Pants set from Stampin Up as is the deco label hand punch. The white cardstock is Neenah, the purple cardstock is Simon Says Stamp. The image is stamped using Memento Ink Tuxedo Black. These are great to use when coloring with your Copics. The bow is seam binding and the buttons are from Queen & Company. I tied white thread thru the button holes to tie the bow before I used glue dots to adhere them to the card.

So, there it is, my BIG, HAPPY news!! Super excited to go check out the Cut It Up blog and join in the challenges if you wish. I'd love to see you play along with us. Keep an eye out for more great challenges that I will showcase here every two weeks. But remember, you have to join and link up to the actual challenge at Cut It Up.


  1. What a gorgeous card!! Have a great day.

  2. What a darling card. Okay, I'm prejudiced as I love birdies. haha

  3. Congrats on your design team assignment! Cute card.

  4. Saw your card on FWF! Congratulations on your DT spot!!! You will have such fun! Your card is adorable - gotta love those birds. Thanks for sharing :)

  5. So cute! Congrats on your first DT!

  6. Thank you all for the super sweet words and support!! It means a lot to me!

  7. Your card is so fun! I love the little bird - tail feathers are adorable!
    Congratulations and welcome to Cut it Up!


  8. I saw your fun card at FWF, such a cutie. Carol x

  9. This is such a sweet card! LOVE the pretty pastel paper.... :)

    Scrappers Anonymous

  10. Welcome, Peggy Sue! Your bird is so fun and whimsical...love her :)

  11. Such a sweet, springy card! I love that background paper!

  12. Congratulations on your DT spot!! Love this sweet card with the pretty bird, pretty bird!! The piecing is wonderful.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  13. Love, love this little bird with its fabulous tailfeathers. So cute!

  14. I adore the paperpiecing on the wings.

  15. This is just too cute!!! So happy to be on the team with you!!!


Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to leave me a little lovin' ~ I really appreciate you.