Friday, September 21, 2018

Dies R Us Inspiration - Happy Fall Y'all

Hello All!
Today I'm filling in for DT member Felicita over on the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog.
It's hard to believe how FAST our weather changed here in Ohio!  One weekend it was in the 90s and the next weekend it was FALL ... temperatures in the 60s & low 70s!  So that's what the inspiration was for today's creation.

The store product I have used today is:

Elizabeth Craft Design - Dies - Hot Chocolate

Impression Obsession - Dies - Small Leaf Set

Lawn Fawn - Happy Fall Line Border Die

Cheapo Dies - Cursive Font

Your Next Stamp Paper Pad - 6

After gathering all my pieces, this card came together in a SNAP!
I had a few craps of watercolored papers laying around that I had created weeks ago that worked perfectly for my die cut leaves and sentiment.  I've used various Tim Holtz Oxide Distress inks in the creation of those papers.

I hope you've enjoyed what I've shared today!

Challenges to share in:
Scrap from your Heart Challenge - Autumn Colors

  Ellibelle's Creative Moments - Signs of Autumn
That's Crafty September Challenge - Forever Autumn
Words 2 Crafty By Challenge #57 - When It Gets Crisp in the Fall

Don't forget to come join in the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store.  For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.
click below for:

Thanks so much for stopping by today and as always . . .

Thursday, September 20, 2018


Hello Friends ... Happy Thursday!
Another weekend is right around the corner and the end
of another month is right behind it!!  lol

 Today I'm playing a fun challenge called the TIME OUT Challenges and check out this fabulous mood board they are offering as inspiration.   
This challenge goes on until Sept. 26th.

The sponsor for this challenge is Poppystamps, so I'll be sharing my creation in their challenge also which has the theme of Anything Goes and runs through the end of the month.

I have used two Poppystamp dies for this creation... Monterey Vine #1432 and Meadow Flower #2045.  
I created two watercolor panels using TH oxide distress inks.  One I used for my background panel and the other I used to cut out my Meadow Flower petals.   Scraps of green designer paper was used for my leaves & stems.  The Monterey Vine was cut into pieces and glued to the base of the flower stems at the top of my 'pumpkin vase'.

 The 'pumpkin vase' was created by stamping an old Stampin' Up pumpkin onto orange card stock and fussy cutting it (minus the top stem).  Emerald green Stickles was used for the flower centeres.

After attaching my pumpkin floral design onto a rectangle panel die cut using the Tutti Designs Dotted Nesting Rectangles die set, I popped up that panel with dimensional tape.

I'm quite happy with the outcome ... hope you like it too!

Challenges to share in:
Scrap from your Heart Challenge - Autumn Colors

 Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #174 - 3+Layers
 Ellibelle's Creative Moments - Signs of Autumn
That's Crafty September Challenge - Forever Autumn
Words 2 Crafty By Challenge #57 - When It Gets Crisp in the Fall

Thanks to all of you for stopping by today!
Here's wishing you a FABULOUS weekend ahead!
As always ...

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Double D - If the Shoe Fits

Hello Dear Friends!
It's time once again for a new challenge over on the Double D Challenge Blog!
I'm hosting today and as you can see by my blog title ... the theme is 
If The Shoe Fits

I recently received this precious image from Elisabeth Bell called 'Summer Buttercup' and
knowing I had these fabulous boots in my stash, by Cheery Lynn Designs 'Arizona Cowboy' (#B517),  I immediately thought they would work perfectly together.
 Here is the fun mood board I have created to inspire you ...

 Of course, you can see immediately where I drew my inspiration!  LOL
 My background paper is from a 6x6 Paper House pad called 'Country Girl'.  I simply fussy cut around the lower corner flower and slid my hand colored image in behind to give the overlaid effect.  I've used Spectrum Noir alcohol markers for my coloring.  

My sentiment die is from Impression Obsession called 'Greeting Set' and I have only used the word Happy to help balance the design.  

 Impression Obsession - Dies - Greeting Set
 I hope you'll come join in our challenge fun!
Here's what I have up for grabs to one lucky random draw winner.
What a fun prize!  
So, come play along using our theme and YOU might be our random winner!!
  Hope to see you there!
As always . . . 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Tweeting Birthday Wishes

Hello dear friends!
I have a quick post for you today sharing a card I made over the weekend for the current theme at the Addicted to CAS Challenge Blog.  That theme is:  

I have several bird stamps & dies but immediately my mind went to the Tim Holtz 'Crazy Birds' stamp set for today's card.  And the Tim Holtz stamping platform helped play a role in today's put together also!

A little touch of color using my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and VIOLA!
The Tutti Designs Scalloped Stitched Circle was laying on the work table from a previous project  so I put it to good use today.  

Well I'd better get moving  ...  I'm headed over to Pennsylvania to link up with a few cousins for lunch.  Hope you have a fabulous day!

Thanks for stopping by ...
As always ...

Monday, September 17, 2018

Tutti Designs - Joy to the World

Happy Monday Friends!
Today I'm sharing a quick & easy holiday card
using not just one ... but two of the newly released dies at the Tutti Designs Store.

The two newly released dies I am referring to are:

 Joy to the World
TUTTI-473 Joy To The World

 Caroler Family

TUTTI-469 Caroler Family

I chose a sheet of designer paper from the Maja Designs
Vintage Frost Basics' 6x6 paper pack to imply a snowy night for my
background.  Tore a strip of scrap white card stock to create the
snowy ground and added dots of 'snowflakes' in the air using
Nuvo white crystal drops

It doesn't get much easier than that!!

I did die cut my carolers twice.  Stacked them together
then popped them up with dimensional tape.

Please be sure to pop over to the Tutti Designs Store
and check out all of the fabulous dies available.

Challenges to share in:
The Merry Christmas - Anything Goes Christmas
Crfayhazelnut's Christmas - Anything Goes Christmas
The Holly and Ivy - Anything Goes Christmas

Need more inspiration? 
The team has something new to share here on the Tutti Designs Blog  
Pop in often and see for yourself ... what a talented group of designers!!
For your convenience, here are all the Tutti Designs quick links you will need:

Thanks for stopping in ... have a great week!
As always . . .

Sunday, September 16, 2018

MORE exciting news . . .

Yep ... call me crazy!!  LOL
Hello friends ... hope you're having a wonderful weekend!
The past four Sundays, you may have noticed I have been Guest Designing for the Cheapo Die company.  Well low and behold, they have asked me to come on as a full time DT member and of course loving dies as I do, I said yes!  

You'll want to be sure and pop over to the Cheapo Dies Blog and see who the other new members of the team are.  What fun!  Here is the card I have created using Cheapo dies for you today.

The dies I've used today are:

This card came together quite easily with only a few simple steps:

1. A snowflake embossed background panel.
2.  A torn piece of white scrap cardstock for the snow.
3.  Die cut caroler silhouette with was popped up with dimensional tape.
4.  Spell out JOY using the Cursive Font dies.

If you're not familiar with Cheapo Dies, you are missing out!!!
Here's a listing of their store, blog & FB links to help you get familiar:
Thanks to all of you for stopping by today!
Here's wishing you a FABULOUS week ahead!

As always ...

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Dies R Us Challenge - What's Your Number?

Hello All...
Well here we are half way through another month and of course
that means it's time for a new challenge
at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.

And, the theme is:
 (use a number on your project)

My grandson turned 21 earlier this month and I just had to make him a special card to mark the milestone!  This kid has been involved with cars, bikes & racing since he was born so of course I had to go with a diamond plate background for his special card.    I've used Silver Metallic paper and an old Cuttlebug diamond plate embossing folder.

Here's another angle ... it is SO HARD to get a good photo when using these metallic papers.

I used a scrap piece of black card stock and die cut the 21 (Memory Box Classic Numbers)
then popped up the panel for dimension.  The heart & candle were 'left overs' from another project and just happened to be laying on my work table so I put them to use!  Perfect!  The Happy & Birthday is a Poppystamps die called 'Jumbled Happy Birthday'.

Here's a couple of photos I snagged the birthday boy's FB page ...
Told you he likes racing!
And obviously doesn't mind getting dirty.
Sure glad I'm not doing his laundry!   LOL


Okay ... so I couldn't close with you thinking my grandson is always this dirty! LOL
He cleans up really nice too ...
Such a handsome young man!

I hope you'll come join in our challenge fun!

Challenges to share in:
Daring Cardmakers Challenge - Who's the [Em]boss?
As You Like It Challenge - Favorite Boy or Girl & Why  (my one & only Grandson... so handsome)
Craft Rocket Challenge #52 - Boys/Men
Seize the Birthday Challenge - Birthday + Die Cuts and/or Punches
The Paper Shelter Challenge - Embossing
Scrapy Land Challenge #97 - ATG using product they carry
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - POP it up

Thanks for stopping by ...
As always ...

Friday, September 14, 2018

M is for Monkey!

Hello dear friends!
Today starts a new challenge over on the Alphabet Challenge Blog.

Today's letter is:

M is for Monkey
(what fun!)

I purchased several of the animal dies Elizabeth Craft
had for sale awhile back and I just had to have 'Jinks the Monkey' (#1107).

My background is a panel from a VERY OLD DCWV 12x12 paper pack
and I've used just the branch from the Die Namites 'Fancy Birdhouses' (#DN1168)
for Jinks to hang on to.

My sentiment is computer generated then die cut using the Tutti Designs

Tutti Designs - Dies - Nesting Stitched Circles

What fun I had with this theme!
 I hope you'll come join in our challenge fun and I look forward to being inspired 
by your creation!!  See you there!

Challenges to share in:
Die Cuttin’ Divas Challenge -  Any Animal
2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge #18 - ATG w/Animals
Brown Sugar Challenge #282 -  All Creatures Great and Small
Thanks so much for stopping by...
As always . . .