Monday, November 28, 2011

November Show and Tell Link Up Party

Well it is the last Tuesday in November. That means it is time for the
November Show and Tell Link Up Party.

That's right. You can link up any project you have made (old or new).
You MUST however make a NEW POST that tells you are entering it in the 
Cuttin' Up With Class Show & Tell Link Up Party
and provide a link back here. 

You also, MUST go visit at least 3 other blogs in the show and tell and tell them you
dropped by from CUWC.

I can't wait to see what you have been up to :)

Friday, November 25, 2011

New DT Member

Hello bloggers! I hope everyone had a safe and happy holiday.

I have some good news to share. We have a new DT member!
Jean from Jean's Crafty Corner will be joining us soon.
I know you will enjoy her creative projects as much as I do :)

Next Tuesday we will have another Link Up Party.
Start planning now what you would like to link up. It can be any project you have made. (old or new) All you have to do is make a new post with pictures of your project and a link back to
Cuttin' Up With Class.

Sorry, the penguin files are no longer available.

Oops! With all the excitement I almost forgot to announce last week's winners.

Lolis is the DT pick 
Lisa R is the random number winner!

Congrats ladies! I will be contacting you soon. 

Monday, November 21, 2011

Family Challenge

I hope you are all having fun preparing for Thanksgiving.
Friends and family will be gathering soon, but there is still time for a quick challenge.

In honor of the upcoming holiday, this week's challenge is Family.

Create a craft project using at least one of the "Family" captions or stick family files.

The "Family" captions can be downloaded here.

You can also use these stick family cut files or digi files.
To get these files, just email me at and tell me whether you would like the cut files or the digi files.
Take a look at what we came up with...
(If you would like to use the family set with clothes pictured below,
you can purchase it at my Etsy store.)

Now it is your turn! Remember:

You must use one of the files provided (caption, cut file, or digi)

Include a link to the Cuttin' Up With Class blog.

Link up before next Tuesday.

Thursday, November 17, 2011


The winners of the Thank You/ Thanksgiving challenge are 

Stacie & Kimberly T.

Congratulations ladies! You should receive an email.

I also have another digi file to offer:

you can download it here.

There is still plenty of time to link up your project.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Guest Designer Christina

Hey cuttin' friends. I am sure you are all busy making projects to link up for the turkey challenge. :)  The winners of the Thank you/ Thanksgiving challenge will be announced later today.

We have a special guest designer today.

Here are some fun facts about Christina:

Where do you live? Midlothian, Texas (Yeah! A Texas gal like me :)
How long have you been crafting? 7 or 8 years now..
What do you do when you are not crafting? read, tend to my kiddos 3 & 6 years old, or clean and/or redecorate house.. 
What types of projects do you enjoy the most? challenging ones.... I love to try new projects, and want to do everything I see! ;)
What is you favorite craft tool? Cricut Expression & my cuttlebug.. 
What is your favorite form of bling? gems of all kinds, glitter, flowers (handmade flowers), & ribbon
Is there a line of papers that makes your heart sing? several, not any 1 particular. I use many types of papers, even printed off computer.  
What do you do with all the wonderful craft projects that you make? I either use them for swaps in groups I am in, or family and friends.. 
What is the next big craft item on your wish list? Spellbinders Grand Calibur

Here is a lovely creation that Christina made:

Be sure and drop by Christina's blog to see more of her great projects.
She has made some double easel cards lately that you don't want to miss.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Turkey Challenge

Well it is time to talk "turkey".
Yes, this week the challenge is to use either the turkey cut files or the turkey digi stamp in any project.  (Last week I forgot to state that you must use either the cut file or digi. )

Take a look at the cute files we have this week.

These files are no longer available.

Here are the details:

You must use at least one of the free files in any project.

You can also use any other die cut or stamped image along with the free file.

You must mention Cuttin' Up With Class in your post and provide a link back to this site.

You can combine this challenge with any other challenge.

Be sure and link up your project by next Tuesday. 

Winners of this challenge will be announced on Thursday, November the 17th.

Now let's take a look at the DT projects:

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Guest Designer Lisa

is the winner of the scarecrow challenge!

Eva and Jean will also receive a prize.

We have another fabulous guest designer today.

Where do you live? Bloomington, Indiana

How long have you been crafting? Seriously for about nine years now.

What do you do when you are not crafting? I'm an author, so when I'm not crafting, I'm writing. I also do my own website and book trailers, so I like to brush up on web design programs. I also love to travel and spend time with my family and friends.
(She has made some awesome graphics for her craft blog.)

What types of projects do you enjoy the most? Making cards...I don't have a lot of time to craft so cards are easiest for me. If I have time, I love to work with polymer clay

What is you favorite craft tool? Definitely my Cricut!

What is your favorite form of bling? I love adding crystal gems with my iRock and ribbon

Is there a line of papers that makes your heart sing? Right now, it is Fancy Pants Designs...I love their paper stacks, especially Road Show

What do you do with all the wonderful craft projects that you make? Most I give away, or save for when I need a card

What is the next big craft item on your wish list? Either the E2 or I would love a Sizzex Big Shot Pro

Lisa is sharing the "Love" with us today with this lovely wall hanging.

Be sure and stop by Lisa's blog and see more of her great creations.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Giving Thanks Challenge

With Thanksgiving fast approaching, I wanted to take time to "give thanks". 
This week's challenge is to made a thank you or Thanksgiving card or gift.

You can download these caption files to use on you card or gift.

Thank you or Thanksgiving


Take a look at what the awesome design team came up with.

(The "thanks" is included in the files above. You can go to Tammy's blog to download the "give"...just click on her name above the picture)

The leaves are from a past challenge. Here are the solid leaf files that have been simplified and the rectangular tags as seen above.

So download the cut files and digi files and make a thank you or Thanksgiving card or gift
then link it up below before next Tuesday.
The random number winner and DT pick winner for this challenge
will be announced Thursday, Nov 17th.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Hello, I have a special treat for you today. We have a guest designer to share with you. 

She is a very creative crafter who always inspires me with her wonderful projects.

Here are a few things to help us get to know a little more about Jean.

Where do you live?   Huntsville, Alabama  

How long have you been crafting?    Ever since I can remember.  My mom used to make crafts for all of our classes.  She was also a cake decorator, so I think her craftiness rubbed off on me.  I began scrapbooking when my niece was born 7 years ago and now I do all of her crafts for school and friends.  I also started sewing in April of this year and that has become a new crafting passion of mine.

What do you do when you are not crafting?  I love to read, go bowling and go swimming. 

What types of projects do you enjoy the most?  I really enjoy making scrapbook layouts the most.

What is you favorite craft tool?  Definitely my Cricut.  I don't think I could live without it, because I use them everyday. (I use my cutter everyday too Jean :)

What is your favorite form of bling?  Glitter, I want to put glitter on everything I use.

Is there a line of papers that makes your heart sing?   Graphic 45, however I hardly ever use it, because once I buy it I can't bring myself to use it.  I have a whole stash that I just hoard away, lol. (I certainly can relate to that)

What do you do with all the wonderful craft projects that you make?  Most of the crafts I make are for my niece and her friends.   I also make crafts to decorate my home and my mom's home for all of the holidays.

What is the next big craft item on your wish list?   I recently got a sewing machine for my birthday in April and I love it, so now I am hoping to upgrade and get an Embroidery Machine, so I think that is the next big item I would like to get.

And here are a few of Jean's creations she made to share with the class.

She used the CUWC maple leaf file from our 2nd challenge for this sign. She used her Gypsy for the lovely font.

Such happy little scarecrows.

How cute is that turkey! I love that caption too. (I may have to copy that :)

Please go by Jean's blog , Jean's Crafty Corner, and leave her a nice comment.

I also wanted to mention that I added a challenge calendar tab under the blog header so you you know what challenges are coming up.

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Scarecrow Challenge

I have some exciting news for this challenge. We will be offering a cut file or a digi stamp file for each challenge.
This week we have scarecrows.

This is the cut file.

                                The digi stamp comes in black & white....            or color. (Cheryl made these for us. )

These files are now available in my Etsy store.

Now take a look at the examples we have to show you...
(you can click on each person's name to go to their blogs)

(cut file)

(cut file)

(cut file)

(cut file)

(cut file)

So email me and I will send you the cut files or the digi's.
Then you can link up here before next Tuesday,

Thanks to everyone that linked up last week for our Show & Tell. We had so many cool projects. 
The random number winner is #8 Carolyn Smith.

Congrats Carolyn. I will be contacting you.