Saturday, March 23, 2019

Spring Show Time

Hello My Friends!
Sorry I've been kind of MIA of late and not shared many cards/projects
with you ... but you see, my granddaughter is getting married at the end of April
so THAT has kept my attentions ... SO EXCITED for her!!

With that being said, I also have my Spring Country Club show only 10 days
prior to Morgan's wedding that I now must spend some time on
if I'm going to have what the ladies will be expecting of me. 

While driving down to my daughter's to deliver the wedding invitations, I did receive a phone call from the Country Club lady who asked if I could possibly come up with a table favor for this spring show.  If you know me at all, you'll know I have a hard time saying NO so in the midst of all the wedding 'stuff' I came up with this table favor in the color's representing 'Women's Suffrage' which is the theme for the Spring Show Program.

 See that criss-crossed stack of purple cardstock?
That was how many I had to make ... 120 ... but I'm happy to say
they are all done and in a box ready to go!  Whew!  LOL


I used the Elizabeth Craft 'Lantern Box' #1310 for these goodie boxes & filled them with Hershey Kisses.

The other day I thought I'd better look and see what Tissue Box Covers I still had made & available ... only to find I had several Christmas & Sports themed boxes but only a couple everyday boxes.  So, I knew what I need to achieve this weekend while I had the time.  Yep ... it's tissue box cover making time!!  LOL

I got busy picking out 20 various 12x12 sheets of designer paper I wanted to use and got busy cutting. Then I cut/scored all the 'BOX' panels so assembly could begin.


My hands were hurting a bit from all the scoring & folding so I decided to
snap a few photos, take a break and share what I'm doing with you all!
Kind of a 'What's On My Desk' project!  LOL
 

I know once Spring truly breaks I'll be spending a lot of time outside getting my flower beds/lawn in order and to be honest with you, I can't wait!!  I'm so ready for some warmer temperatures and fresh air!! 

Hope you're having a creative weekend!
Hugs to you all!!!

BACK TO WORK!!!
LOL

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Don't Miss Out!!

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Double D - Gingham

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

GINGHAM
(any color or material ... paper, ribbon)
Here's the mood board I've created to help inspire you . . .


Here's what I came up with!
It's totally different from what I first envisioned
but still love how it came together!

I started out today's card by first going through my designer
papers looking to see what gingham patterns I had available
and came across some beautiful papers in the Mintay by Karola
(www.mintaypapers.com) 'Springtime'.

The top panel is the reverse side of this gingham sheet that was cut
off the one end to fit my A6 size card base.  But instead of just
using the plain long cut strip, I decided to add some style
and texture by die cutting it using the Frantic Stamper 
 The leafy tree die on the left side comes from a Yvonne Creations

Yvonne Creations - Dies - Pretty Pierrot - Flower Swing

 

 My sentiment die is by Die'sire 'Wishing you a Happy Birthday' (DS-EDG-HAP)
and my festive balloon is from the Elizabeth Craft 'Balloons' die set (#726).
After die cutting the balloon from one of the small square decorative
panels in the same paper pad, I adhered it to a scrap of black card stock
and fussy cut around to create a mat.  Matching green Baker's Twine
was added for the balloon string.

REMEMBER:  We have a fun prize to give away to one lucky player,
which will be chosen by Random.org
ALL are welcome to enter ... we will ship internationally!

Today's prize offering is the beautiful Lawn Fawn 'Gingham' paper pad ...

 

So be sure to pop over to the Double D Challenge Blog to see all the details and amazing samples offered up by our VERY TALENTED design team ladies!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Hope to see you at Double D!
As always . . .


Monday, March 18, 2019

Tutti Designs - Happy Easter

Welcome Back Friends!
 I'm still having lots of fun with newly released dies from the Tutti Designs Store.

 Easter is on April 21st this year and even though it's more than a month away, I just had to share this adorable Easter Bunny Face die set with you.  I've NEVER had a die set like this before and OMG I had such fun creating this card and can only imagine all the possibilities this die set has!  Check this out ...


Is this adorable or what?!!!

Dies used from our newest release are:

Bunny Face
TUTTI-506 Bunny Face


Leafy Happy Easter
TUTTI-519 Leafy Happy Easter

I die cut all my pieces from a scrap of lightly patterned pink designer paper (since I wasn't really sure what direction I was going lol) and then decided to color all but the ears and heart 'nose' using my alcohol markers. 


So easy peasy and SO CUTE!!
What fun!

Challenges to share in:
Crafty Calendar March Challenge - For a Child
2 Crafty Critter Crazies March Challenge - ATG must have critter (Bunny)
Animal Friends Challenge - Rabbits
Tinker - Dream Challenge - Spring or Easter

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

Need more inspiration? 
The team has something new to share on the Tutti Designs Blog  
EVERY DAY MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY!  

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:

As always, thanks SO MUCH for taking the time to stop by! 

Sunday, March 17, 2019

For those SAD times in our lives!

Hello Friends!
Happy Sunday to you all and Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Image result for st. patrick's day

I'm trying to prepare for an upcoming Spring Show and realized
I was in need of more Sympathy cards so I quickly
created a couple of sky/grass background, grabbed my Stampscape stamps
and created these two cards.


The background on this card was created using Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks
and used Tutti Designs Circle and Sympathy sentiment dies.
 


The background on this card was created using water color paints.  The stamp was colored using my Prima watercolor pencils.  I'm not over joyed with the outcome but I hope someone will think it's 'okay'.  
 

I've used the same Verses Rubber stamp sentiment for both cards
and added the pinecone as an accent.

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

Friday, March 15, 2019

Dies R Us - One for the Ladies

Hello All...
It's time once again for a new challenge
at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.

And, the theme is:

One for the Ladies
 
I've been so busy working on creations for an upcoming show and helping where I can with an upcoming wedding, that it was great fun to take time and create something for this challenge using some NEW and OLD dies I have in my stash.


Dies I have used are:
Frantic Stamper - Dies - Elementals #20 - Art Deco Frames
 
Sue Wilson Designs - Finishing Touches - Passion Flower
 
Frantic Stamper - Dies - Spring Ivy

 
Inside of my card:
Paper Rose - Dies - Stitched Rectangle Frames
 
 
Other products used on today's card are:
ScrapBerry's 'Summer Joy' designer paper
Nuvo 'Daffodil Yellow' Crystal Drops
Art Gone Wild 'Words to the Rescue' sentiment stamp (inside)
Endless Creations 'Happy Birthday' sentiment stamp (front)
 
 
 
I have popped up my front frames using 3M dimensional tape.
 
I do hope you'll come join in this fun challenge and
if you need more inspiration ... be sure to pop over and see what 
our design team has created for you!

Hope to see you there!

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

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Nothing Goes to Waste

Hello friends!
We are headed out to a funeral ... SAD SAD DAY! 
But before I go I wanted to share this quick fun card with you.


The other day, this puzzle (this is only a third of it ... guess I should have taken a photo before I cut it up lol) came in the mail from one of the companies we make contributions to.  I wish they would quit sending us stuff ... we sent them money to help their cause and then they spend money doing stuff like this!  UGH!  

Anyways, hubby says 'Here Dar ... can you do anything with this in your cave?'

Well of course I can! was my reply and here's what I did.
I cut it into three sections (only 2 are really usable) ... scotch taped the back to keep all the puzzle pieces in place, adhered it to a card base and added a sentiment panel ... VIOLA!

Sorry for the quick post but I must get ready to go!

Have a great day everyone!
As always, thanks SO MUCH for taking the time to stop by!

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Sisterhood of Crafters - One for the Ladies

Hello dear friends!
It's time once again for a new challenge over

 Our hostess today is little old me!  And the theme I have chosen is:

One for the Ladies/Girls

Here's what I have to share ...


I recently received these Paper Rose 'Sititched Rectangle Frames' and just had to use them for this creation.  I've also used scraps for my framing and my background paper is from the Your Next Stamp 'Summer Plaid' 6x6 paper pad.  My flower dies are OLD and are Memory Box 'Dogwood Blossom' (98475) and 'Dogwood Blossom Outline' (98481.  For my sentiment, I chose the Technique Tuesday 'Hugs' (DIY098)


I hope you'll come join in our challenge fun at The Sisterhood of Crafters!
My 'sistahs' have created some fabulous creations to help inspire you ... 
be sure to pop over and check them out!

 See you there!

As always, thanks SO MUCH for taking the time to stop by!

Monday, March 11, 2019

Tutti Designs - Lucky Leprechauns

Welcome Back Friends!
 I'm still having lots of fun with newly released dies from the Tutti Designs Store.

St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner!  
This is a Happy & Sad day for me each year!  Happy because my husband is of Irish decent and his family has always celebrated the day with fun & feast!   Sad because that is the day my father passed away ... 30 years this year ... wow!  how could that be???  Time sure flies ... seems like only yesterday!  Now I am the age he was when he passed! 

So, with that all being said ... LET'S HAVE SOME FUN!!!

The new dies used today are:


TUTTI-496 Lucky



TUTTI-497 Playful Leprechauns

After die cutting the happy leprechauns twice, once from black card stock and once from a floral print green designer paper, I've attached them a bit offset to create a 'shadow' effect.  After adding the dies to my St. Patrick's Day background designer paper, it looked a bit 'too plain' for my liking so I got a great idea!!

Why not die cut the word ' Lucky' again and with a little 'snip' here and a little 'snip' there, create happy embellishments for these fun loving leprechauns.

Challenges to share in:
Dragonfly Journeys Challenge #136 - Green Goodness
The Craft Blog Challenge - Die Cuts

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

Need more inspiration? 
The team has something new to share on the Tutti Designs Blog  
EVERY DAY MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY!  

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:

As always, thanks SO MUCH for taking the time to stop by! 

Sunday, March 10, 2019

It's a Spring Thing

Hello friends!
It's time once again for a new challenge over on the Addicted to Stamps Challenge Blog.
Today, Lorraine is our hostess and the theme she has chosen is:

Spring Time


Isn't this a sweet image?
I've used Spectrum Noir alcohol markers for my coloring today.

My sentiment is computer generated and after printing,
I die cut the banner using one of the
Sue Wilson 'Stitched Flags'
Sue Wilson Designs - Frames & Tags - Stitched Flags

and popped it up using dimension tape.


Old, old, old acrylic dots were used in the upper corners
and my designer paper probably came from JoAnn' s and
is also very old.

I hope you'll come join in this FUN challenge
and there are prizes offered too!
Hope to see you there!!

As always, thanks SO MUCH for taking the time to stop by!