Friday, July 22, 2016

CIU #101 - Red, White, and Blue

Hi Cut It Up Fans!
Happy Friday! 

Well, that was fun!  Thank all of you who left such kind comments congratulating us on our 100th post and to all of you who participated by linking a project.  It was so much fun to see such a full link-up!  We hope you'll continue to join us.

Do you like our fresh new look?    

We have 25 winners from our Centennial Anything Goes challenge!  


#6 Auntie Sue’s Craft Cavern - Trendy Twine - sampler pack of twine
#8 Fit Kitty – DCWV - 12x12 Paper Stack & a 6x8 Color Pad
#17 Heidi - Lawn Fawn - 6x6 paper pad & stamp set
#24 Moe Creations - Paper Sweeties - $25 gift certificate
#25 An Occasional Genius - My Creative Time - Stamp Set
#32 Ina - Pink & Main Stamps - $20 gift certificate
#39 Georgiana – DCWV - 12x12 Paper Stack & a 6x8 Color Pad
#46 Darlene Pavlick - My Creative Time - Stamp Set
#51 Beth F.- The Cutting Cafe - One clear stamp set & any 3 sets from the Cutting Cafe digital site
#55 My Little Spot of Sanity – DCWV - 12x12 Paper Stack & a 6x8 Color Pad
#60 Buffy Burnside - My Creative Time - Stamp Set
#64 Vinita Jain - Cut it Up - Ribbon and a mini- stamp
#74 Kim S.- Cut it Up - Assortment of candy dots and jewels
#80 Sherrie Scraps with Passion – DCWV - 12x12 Paper Stack & a 6x8 Color Pad
#84 Tammy - A Cut it Up – Ribbon and a mini stamp
#92 Mandy LaCroix – DCWV - 12x12 Paper Stack & a 6x8 Color Pad
#94 Vickie Odell - Cut it Up – Wood stamps Fun in a Jar
#96 niki1 - Bugaboo Digi Stamp: 7 Free Images
#97 Hussena - Your Next Stamp: A $20 YNS gift certificate  
#104 Tina H – DCWV -12x12 Paper Stack & a 6x8 Color Pad
#106 Tanja  - KadoodleBug Designs - $5 gift certificate
#111 Iris - KadoodleBug Designs - $5 gift certificate
#114 ionabunny - Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbon - $15 gift certificate
#115 Leslie Turner - Cut it Up – ribbon assortment
#116 Zora - SVG Attic - $15 gift certificate



Congratulations!

Please send us your email address AND your physical mailing address so we can get your prize out to you!  Send your information to Migdalia, at this address: Mrodriguez860 @ hotmail. com (removing spaces, of course!)

(Winners have  to contact us by August 3, 2016 or prize will be rolled over to the next challenge.)


We had so many amazing projects this time around, we couldn't limit ourselves to just three, so our top five projects in numeric order were:

# 6, Aunty Sue's Craft Cavern
# 24, Moe Creations
# 51, Beth F
# 92, Mandy LaCroix
# 104, Tina H

Ladies, your creations were fabulous!
  Grab the button below and proudly display on your blogs!


Now onto Challenge #101
Red, White, and Blue


Create a Red, White, and Blue project with a die cut on it.

(Don't forget the die cut!)

Also - please remember our one submission rule - link up only one project per challenge.  
Remember, projects that do not follow the theme are not eligible for the top three or for the prize. 

This challenge runs from July 22, 2016 until August 3, 2016 (noon EST)

Our sponsor this week is 


$15 gift code

Thank you so much for your continued generosity!!  
We truly appreciate your sponsorship.


   If you link an entry to this challenge, please stop by on August 5th to see if you won.



Here is some design team inspiration for you.
(click on each designer's name to be taken to their blogs)
Please take the time to visit them at their blogs, leave some love and follow them!
Katie





Katrina






Larelyn





 Sarah

coming soon

 Amy






Random.org will choose the prize winner from ALL ELIGIBLE entries.
The Design Team will be picking their favorites for the "Top Cut" from ALL ELIGIBLE entries and those winners will receive a button to proudly display on their blog.

Some friendly reminders about our challenges:
Project must follow the theme of the challenge 
AND include a die-cut
Only one entry per person.

You can read more about our rules on this post.

Thanks for stopping by!
We look forward to seeing what you create :)

Friday, July 8, 2016

Cut it Up #100 - Anything Goes!!




Welcome to our 100th challenge!  We’re so happy you joined us for our centennial challenge.  Enjoy the celebration!  

Here is some of our history:  Cut it Up Challenge Blog was the brainchild of Stacey and Kimberly, born on Monday, July 30, 2012 and introduced to the world on Friday, August 3rd. 

There was a design team call on August 10th and eight designers joined Stacey and Kimberly.  We got off to a great start!  Our first challenge was on September 7, 2012.  It was Anything Goes and we had 46 entries. CIU became a fun place for crafters to share their creations and our followers grew.  After awhile, Kimberly and Stacey graciously left Cut it Up in my care.  (Thank you so much!!)

Here are some CIU statistics:
Total entries: 3149
Average number of entries per challenge: 31
Least Popular Challenge: #52 – Grandparents’ Day – 2 entries :( 
Most Popular Challenge: #41 – National Craft Day, Anything Goes – 180 entries :)

Originally, Kimberly, Stacey, and I provided many of the prizes ourselves. Throughout the years since then, we have had 39 wonderful, generous sponsors.  They’ve donated more than $1,200 in gift certificate prizes, more than 16 stamp sets, numerous paper pads, embossing folders and various embellishments!  We are so very grateful for their sponsorship.

Our most generous sponsor was As Cute as a Button who sponsored 32 challenges!

Our luckiest winners are Gail Scott, who won 9 times; and Melissa Sunshine HoneyBee, who won 8 times.  

We have had 35 gifted designers through the years.  They were all invited back to participate in our 100th challenge celebration and several of them were able!  I’m sure you’ll recognize some familiar names. 

Let’s get this party started! 
Hi Cut It Up Fans!

Happy Friday!  
Your entries for our 3D challenge were just gorgeous!  We loved seeing all the depth and dimension.

The winner of the 7 free images from Bugaboo is:


# 4, Scrappin' With Chriss and Lou!


Congratulations!

Please send us your email address so we can get your prize out to you!  Send your information to our prize coordinator, Sarah, at this address: sarah @ sarahpreston dot net  (removing spaces, of course!)
(Winner has to contact us by July 20, 2016 or prize will be rolled over to the next challenge.)


Our top three projects in numeric order were:

# 4, Scrappin' With Chriss and Lou
# 5, Julie Lavalette
# 14, Glenda's Cards

Ladies, your creations were fabulous!
  Grab the button below and proudly display on your blogs!


Now onto Challenge #100
We're going back to our roots.  Since the first challenge was Anything Goes, it seems fitting that #100 is 
ANYTHING GOES!

(Just don't forget a die cut!)

Remember, projects that do not follow the theme are not eligible for the top three or for the prize. 

This challenge runs from July 8, 2016 until July 22, 2016 (noon EST)

Eleven fabulous sponsors donated 19 prizes for this special event!
Edited 7/15/16 - TWELVE fabulous sponsors donated 20 prizes for this special event! 




BugabooDigi Stamps - 7 free images

DCWV - 6 winners - each will receive a 12 x 12 Paper Stack and a 6 x 6 Color Pad

KadoodleBug Designs - 2 winners - each will receive a $5 gift certificate

LawnFawn - 6 x 6 paper pad and stamp set

MyCreative Time - 3 winners - each will receive a stamp set
Paper Sweeties - $25 gift certificate

Pinkand Main Stamps - $20 gift certificate
PrettyPaper, Pretty Ribbon - $15 gift certificate
SVGAttic - $15 gift certificate
TheCutting Café - one clear stamp and any 3 sets from the digital site
TrendyTwine - sampler pack of twine
YourNext Stamp - $20 gift certificate

Thank you so much for your generosity!!  
We truly appreciate your sponsorship.

   If you link an entry to this challenge, please stop by on July 22nd to see if you won.

Without further ado, here is our inspiration for you.
(click on each designer's name to be taken to their blogs)
Please take the time to visit them at their blogs, leave some love and follow them!



Random.org will choose the prize winners from ALL ELIGIBLE entries.
The Design Team will be picking their favorites for the "Top Cut" from ALL ELIGIBLE entries and those winners will receive a button to proudly display on their blog.

Some friendly reminders about our challenges:
Project must follow the theme of the challenge 
AND include a die-cut
Only one entry per person.

You can read more about our rules on this post.

Thanks for stopping by!
We look forward to seeing what you create :)







Friday, June 24, 2016

Cut it Up #99 - 3D Challenge

Hi Cut It Up Fans!

Did you notice what number challenge this is?  99!
You know what that means. . .  The next challenge is our centennial challenge, #100!!  
We'll be celebrating with prizes and surprises.
Be sure to come back on July 8th to join our celebration! 


And now, on to our regularly scheduled post:
Happy Friday!  
The calendar says it's officially summer now, and our blog sure looked like summer with all your sun and surf projects the last two weeks.  They were wonderful!  You could almost smell the sea air!


The winner of the 7 free images from Bugaboo is:


# 5, Sarah 


Congratulations!

Please send us your email address so we can get your prize out to you!  Send your information to our prize coordinator, Sarah, at this address: sarah @ sarahpreston dot net  (removing spaces, of course!)
(Winner has to contact us by July 6, 2016 or prize will be rolled over to the next challenge.)


Our top three projects in numeric order were:

#3, Cely
#10, Angela P.
#19, Debbie Marcinkiewicz

Ladies, your creations were fabulous!
  Grab the button below and proudly display on your blogs!


Now onto Challenge #99
3D Project


Create a 3D project with a die cut on it.

(Don't forget the die cut!)

Remember, projects that do not follow the theme are not eligible for the top three or for the prize. 

This challenge runs from June 24, 2016 until July 6, 2016 (noon EST)

Our sponsor again this week is 


Prize - 7 free images!

Thank you so much for your continued generosity!!  
We truly appreciate your sponsorship.


   If you link an entry to this challenge, PLEASE stop by on July 8th to see if you won.




Here is some design team inspiration for you.
(click on each designer's name to be taken to their blogs)
Please take the time to visit them at their blogs, leave some love and follow them!
Katie




Katrina




Random.org will choose the prize winner from ALL ELIGIBLE entries.
The Design Team will be picking their favorites for the "Top Cut" from ALL ELIGIBLE entries and those winners will receive a button to proudly display on their blog.

Some friendly reminders about our challenges:
Project must follow the theme of the challenge 
AND include a die-cut
Only one entry per person.

You can read more about our rules on this post.

Thanks for stopping by!
We look forward to seeing what you create :)