Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Singing Springtime Praises and a DT Call!

Happy Tuesday Bloggers!
Time for me to share another inspirational sample card using dies purchased at Dies R Us!  Have you checked out the new Dies R Us Store yet?  Oh what are you waiting for ... it's your ONE STOP SHOPPING SITE FOR DIES (great prices too)!

Before sharing my card with you, I wanted to make sure you heard the news!
There's going to be a *NEW* Dies R Us Challenge Blog beginning May 1st and we
are looking for a DESIGN TEAM!   
Do you like to create using dies on your cards/projects?
Well  why not give it a try!  
You can find all the details on our Dies R Us FB Page
in our Dies R Us Newsletter or on DTcalls.com.  
I've also posted all the information HERE on my blog!
Come give it a try!

Now ... on to today's card!
Today I am once again praising the arrival of Spring!
I've actually been watching the birds going in & out of our birdhouses, building their nests and getting them all ready for those young ones!
That was my inspiration for today's card using birds, branches and bird houses!

Memory Box - STENCIL - VinesAs you know, the main product line at Dies R Us is DIES ... BUT, they do have some other goodies available like the fabulous Memory Box Stencils that are also in stock now!  For instance, this 'Garden Vines' #88523 that I have used for the background on today's card.
By simply placing the stencil on a piece of white cardstock, I gently sponged various Tim Holtz distress inks over the stencil to create this sunset background for my card.
Another fun technique I used today was 'paper piecing' on the birdhouses.  I have so many scraps that I've been trying to use some of them every chance I get and since my ACTUAL birdhouse are decorated I thought why not do the same for today's card.

The dies used today are:
Impression Obsession #DIE058 - Love Birds
Cheery Lynn Designs #B178 - Flourish Leaf Strip
Joy! Crafts #6002/0137 (available during European Die Sale)

I just love watching the many birds we have here in N.E. Ohio, USA ... AND I love creating cards with the fabulous dies that are available at Dies R Us!

A few challenges:
Papertake Weekly - Spring has Sprung
Shopping Our Stash - Paper Piecing
2 Cute Ink Digital Stamps - Anything Goes
The Crafty Blogger April Challenge - Die Cuts or Embossing
Melonheadz Challenge - Time for Spring

Remember, you can pop over to the Dies R Us Inspirational Blog for new samples of creations made by the team using dies from Dies R Us every week ... Monday through Friday!



glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

Your card is just beautiful! I love the colors you chose and your use of the stencil and dies! Well done!

ParkNSlide said...

Your card has so many wonderful elements that work so well together. I love the bright colors, the stenciled background and your pattern paper bird house. I can almost hear the birds singing!

Patricia St Martin said...

WOW!!!! Darlene I love this card.... Thanks for all your wonderful comments, you have been so wonderful. Your card is so colorful and all the dies are awesome. Love what you did with the grapevine. I will have to check that out.
Hugs From Austin, Pat

Diane said...

Love your card...I have this die out and ready to use this morning......but you might not get to "see it" for a few days or so...lol...love the bright colors, and hey, I "just" bought those birdies!!! A nice breath of Spring to come.... I hope!!!

Debra Miller said...

Wonderful card Darlene. Such a great technique! Thanks so much for going us for our Anything Goes Challenge at 2 Cute Ink! Hope we see you again. ~Deb

Chris D. said...

What a sweet card, Darlene! Love the paper pieced bird houses, and the scene you created is so cute! Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Donna said...

Gorgeous card Darlene! Love the bright colours...makes me hopeful warmer weather is on the way soon! Great job on the paper piecing...thanks for playing along with us this week at Shopping Our Stash!

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

Adorable card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our MELONHEADZ FRIENDS challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
A Little Bit O' Paper

lauren bergold said...

love, love, love those gorgeous diest! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR STASH with us this week!