Friday, September 6, 2013

Labor Day challenge at Cut It Up!

Happy Friday!

We have made it through the first week of school here in the Wills house.

I would like to know HOW it is that I spent 6 years and 10 months trying to get this kid to sleep past 4:30 am and now that she has to be up for school by 6:30 I am dragging her out of bed - REALLY????  Luckily things have gone quite smoothly and I am thoroughly enjoying the routine and the peace and quiet during the day.  I get much more done when I am on a schedule!

I am excited about today's post - it is my first post for the Cut It Up challenge blog!  Our challenge this time is Labor Day - make a project celebrating pregnancy or new babies and remember to use a die cut!  I was unsure what I was going to do at first but then it occurred to me that I have LOADS of pictures of new babies - baby kittens!  So here is my layout of the Candy kittens:

This was our second litter of rescue kittens - Mom, Candy, 1 boy, Twizzler and 3 girls, Peppermint, Skittles and Taffy.

I used this cute cut from the Cricut cartridge Kate's ABCs - there are several really cute kitty images on it.  Pezza picked this one out.

The scalloped borders are cut using the Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge and I did the title in Make the Cut - I love the shadow feature it has now!  Makes things SO easy.  I cut it using my Black Cat Cutter.

I hope all of you who also like using die cuts will join in on our challenge!  

Our prize sponsor is Too Cute by Jessica - she has a great selection of cutting files so go check her out and then enter the challenge for a chance to win!

Now I am off to run some errands and hopefully play a bit in my studio!


  1. Great LO, Marti! I love the title; so clever :)

  2. Adorable child, adorable kittens, adorable page! I love the cuts, they are fab!

  3. Cat's out of the bag - now everyone will know how cute this layout is! Sorry, I can't help myself :)


  4. Love it! Your daughter is so cute. Hope you will stop by and link up at Craftin Desert Divas “Baby” Linky Party.

    Craftin Desert Diva's

  5. Adorable LO!! Great job!!
    Have a wonderful day,
    ♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
    ♥ 2 Creative Chicks Challenges ♥

  6. This is so pretty. I love the pinks and the cutout you used. The borders are just lovely!