Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Facebook Design D.I.V.A.S. Oldies But Goodies Blog Hop

 It's the third Wednesday of March already which means it's time for the Facebook chapter of the Design D.I.V.A.S. to have our Oldies But Goodies (OBD) Blog Hops. This is when we use neglected and forgotten items from our stashes.  The Design D.I.V.A.S. is a private Facebook group, which is a branch of the Original Design D.I.V.A.S. on the Splitcoaststampers website. The acronym for the D.I.V.A.S is, Divine, Inspirational, Virtuous, Artistic (or annointed) Sistahs. This is a very talented and supportive group, which I'm blessed to be a part of. Thank you for stopping by and we hope you enjoy the hop! If you came here from our awesome Sistah Sue at Sue's Sentiments then you are on the right track.  She kicked off this hop for us, and is always a tough act to follow, but I will give it a try!

I bought my Cricut way back when they first came on the market.  As much as I love it, the Cricut is probably the most neglected tool in my arsenal.  I think the last time I used it was to cut out letters for posters for my son's wedding back in July!  But since then I have acquired cartridges that I think will get much more use, especially for cards.  So, my Oldie But Goodie this month is my Cricut.

In a major diversion from my usual stamped-Copic-colored-embellishment-laden-multi-layered projects, I made these two notecard and tag sets using the Damask Decor cartridge which is full of beautiful designs perfect for cards like these.  They were so easy!

The cartridge includes patterns for envelopes for the cards, which measure 4" x 6", and the package says this can be used by all Cricuts.  However, my little ancient Cricut takes paper only 6" wide and I couldn't make the envelopes.  I think there might be an upgrade in my future!

Now it's time to hop on over to our lovely Sistah Heather's at Heather's Coffee Break for a cuppa and a whole lot of inspiration.  Thanks for stopping by today and enjoy the hop!


Vicki said...

Yay, Barb! Way to come back with the Cricut! I love that cart, too! And, like you, I neglect my machine more than I should. Great to be hopping with you today! Blessings to you!

Mary said...

Loved reading about Designing Diva's! I didn't know any of that. Next time I am going to dig deeper into what I haven't used! Love your blog.

Maria Matter said...

Wow, these are gorgeous Barb, I love these cuts! looks fab against that beautiful blue!
I can't believe I don't own that cart, will need to put it on my ever increasing wish list! :)
hugs & blessings

Payne Holler Cards said...

i can so relate with the Cricut! I WANT to use it, but rarely do...these are adorable! they really make an impression!

Cindy said...

Great creations, Barb!!! I also have a Cricut and have only used it a few times!!
Must get to it more often!!
Love the blue color that you used.
Hope to be in next months hop!!

Sparkly Engineer said...

I know what you mean, my poor cricut has been sitting on the desk ignored. You've made some lovely cards using it. Now I am going to have to try mine again. Thanks for the inspiration

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Hi barb!! WOWEE!!! Fabulous job with these!!! Just love the details! You have quite the touch with your Cricut!

Cindy (Stamp With Me Cindy G/Stamping Therapy) said...

Hi Barb. These are very unique. I like the blue and white combo. Great job with the theme and I'm glad it got you using your Cricut again. Thanks for playing.

Lynette said...

Fun cards and tags, Barb!

Auntie Em said...

Great use of your Cricut. Your cards and tags are so pretty in the turquoise and white.
I upgraded to an Expression and love it, especially when I use it with the Cricut Craft Room program. It is nice to be able to cut out in the larger size.

Heather said...

What a beautiful way to show what the cricut can do!!! Oh this is just GORGEOUS Barb!!! LOVE the teal blue and white!!!

Sorry it took me so long to hop... :((

Your set is GORGEOUS!!!
big hugs!