Friday, September 20, 2013

Going in Circles!

Um... Dear Evelyn (our FABULOUS DT Coord at Cut-it-Up Challenge), how did you know I've been going in circles? Have you been spying on me?! It seems like you must have been to make Going in Circles this weeks challenge theme! :)  haha!

Yes, no lack of going in circles in my life at the moment.  Mostly it is all well and good, but I have school starting again in just over a week and I am stressing big time!  What worries me is the time commitment and my energy level with lots of events coming up, work, child, hubby, an autoimmune disease and wanting to be crafty. Phew!  It will be fairly quick though, done by the end of the year, so I just have to keep my eye on the prize.  When my gears are turning and I am getting dizzy from the circles I'll be looking for that light at the end of the tunnel!  Just wish me luck folks!

Meanwhile, as I mentioned, this week's challenge over at the Cut-it-up blog is Going in Circles.  The DT was fortunate enough to each get an Itty Bitty set from Unity (all different sets) that we could feature with our creation (FUN!).  My set was-  Do Not Bend.  This set inspired me to go with a good old red, white and blue Americana look. I had fun making the peak-a-boo window.  I used my circle dies from Lawn Fawn.

Challenge rules:
1.  Follow the Cut-it-Up blog.  
2.  Use a die cut in your *new* project and follow the theme.   Um....did I mention you can use any die cut machine?!  Yep, any die cut...electronic, manual, big, small, you name it and you can use it!  Note that hand held punches don't count.
3. Link up to the blog.
(you  can view the complete rules here.)

This week there is one BIG prize:    
5 of these fun itty bitty's from Unity!  AND
$20 gift certificate for Cute as a Button!

How cool!  Sooooo aren't you inspired to come along and play with us?!?  Come and visit our blog and the other DT girls blogs for more inspiration!   We'll have you dancing in hoola hoops by the time you are done!  :)

Today's Question of the Day is- What has been your favorite challenge theme ever (i.e.- Going in Circles, Labor Day, CAS, shiny or sparkly, or anything else)?


Anonymous said...

Yes, Katie, I was peeking into your life right through that hole on the front of your adorable card! I could also see into the future, and yours looks bright! At such a busy time of year, everybody's going in circles!

June Houck said...

Katie, this card is absolutely darling! You rocked this challenge and the stamp!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

KA!!!!!!! I'm sorry I've been MIA! I'm so behind that I don't think I'll be able to catch up anytime soon!

I'm so glad I stopped by your blog today-- love this little card! LOVE the background stamping with the circle die cut! LOOOOOOOVE the wooden hearts and that washi tape too! FAB all around:)

Answer: I LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE anything goes challenges! I feel free to create whatever I want.... and then again, these are the ones that I tend to "think about" too much! LOL!

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cm said...

Fabulous card; you've showcased the circle challenge and especially the stamp set wonderfully! Your little window with the envelopes peeking through is adorable!! Favourite challenges: whenever I can create something on a mini-scale: cards, tags, labels. Sometimes A2 size just seems soooooo big, whereas mini-space *can* help with mini-cuteness. Tying my thinking cap on tightly - perhaps I'll try this challenge Thanks for the inspiration!

Karen said...

Awesome card! I love the circle window! :)


Susie Craft Happy! said...

Okay, Katie...this is off the charts cute! You are so creative! I love it!!!


lenny said...

Cute!! Love the color combo!!

~amy~ said...

Going in do have a ton on your plate but I know you can do it! Your card is simply fabulous! Do iSpy glitter? Awesome use of the circle die cut!

Favorite challenge: coffee theme!