Monday, December 17, 2018

Tutti Designs - Get Well

Hello Friends!
Today I've once again decided to take a look back into the Tutti Designs Archives
to choose a die for today's creation.

The die I chose today is called Swirly Get Well

TUTTI-227 Swirly Get Well

Here are a few quick steps in creating today's card:
After die cutting a pink panel for my background, I embossed it with a dotted embossing folder.  Next I die cut THREE Get Well panels... 2 to layer for added dimension and 1 to clip off the swirly parts to use as embellishments.

Before gluing the 2 Get Well panels together, I colored in the tulips using my alcohol markers.  Just for an added touch of color ... you could certainly keep it ALL white and it would be beautiful.

A few little pink sequins and this card to ready to lift someone's spirits!
Here's one more look at the finished card.

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  
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, December 16, 2018

Cheapo Dies - ELF

Hello All!
Today I'm  sharing a fun holiday creation 
using a die from the Cheapo Dies Store

 called Elf Boot Home

Cheapo Dies - Elf Boot Home

 I had a lot of fun creating this card and here are a few of the steps I took in it's creation . . .

I wanted to create a PAIR of Elf Boots so after die cutting the first one from the shiny side of my foil paper, I turned the paper over and die cut another boot.

A PAIR of boots lol ...

I cut a panel of white card stock an 1/8" smaller than my card base and dry embossed it using a ProvoCraft Cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder.  Next I ran a small piece of red organza ribbon through the top of my boot ... looped it over the top of my embossed panel ...

Then attached it to the back of the panel with a piece of scotch tape.

I did the same with the second boot but before gluing the second boot down to the embossed panel, I linked the two together  ...

A little scrap of holiday ribbon and a punched snowflake adorn the top of my cute boots.

I hope you've enjoyed what I've shared today, and, 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, December 15, 2018

Neighborhood Holiday Party 2018

Hello All!

What a fabulous holiday gathering with had with friends and neighbors last Sunday afternoon/evening!  The weather cooperated so our family and friends from Michigan & Pennsylvania had no problem with the traveling (always a worry to me!).

Here are a few photos I got along the way ...

(Mark & I with our dear friends from Michigan ... the Beelmans)

(Mark & I with my sister Linda and her guy Roger)

We had people in every room catching up on a years worth of living and chowin' down on all this wonderful food.  My husband Mark ALWAYS makes the best food for our guests and tries to have something 'new' each year  This year was the Sausage & Cheese Bites w/Hot Pepper Jelly ... so yummy.

The rest of the menu consisted of:

Pirogies w/ fried onions
Various Sausages w/ fried peppers

Buffalo Chicken Dip
Bar-B-Q Meatballs & Smokies
Sausage & Cheese Bites w/Hot Pepper Jelly
Orzo Salad (last years new addition)
Mark's Mushroom Salad
Shrimp Cocktail
Relish Tray
Meat & Cheese Tray
Fresh Fruit Salad
Chips & my homemade Beau Monde Dill Dip
Hummus & Pita Bread (thanks to neighbor Hala)
Pepperoni Roll & Marinara Sauce (thanks to friend Lona)

and of course various beverages.

Anyone who knows my husband, knows he is a 'kid at heart'.
Check out a couple 'new toys' he received this year ...

 From our neighbors, The Adkins, he received this
awesome Grinch holiday decoration for outdoors.
There are a few other 'Grinch' that are already decorating the indoors!  LOL

And from my sister Linda, here is Mr. Moose! 
Mr. Moose 'expands' to make him tall (as you see in the photo) but when Mark opened him, he was 'compressed'.  My sister was trying to tell Mark to 'pull up on him' to make him taller and Mark nearly pulled his head off before realizing what she was trying to tell him!  LOL  We all had a good laugh over that one!!

We were missing a few family & friends this year but hopefully they will be back with us again for next years party.

We are SO BLESSED to have all of these wonderful people in our lives!
Can't wait to get together again!
Maybe when the weather is better and we can fire up the grill!  LOL

Thanks for the visit!

Dies R Us Challenge - Anything Christmas

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

And, the theme is:


The dies I have used on today's card are:

 Lawn Fawn - Large Cross Stitched Rectangle Stackables Dies
Lawn Fawn - Small Cross Stitched Rectangle Stackables Dies
Impression Obsession - Dies - Santa On Roof 
Memory Box Believe #1280 (out of stock but several others available ... search on Believe)

Jeanine's Art - Dies - Winter Classics - Winter Corner

I have used dimensional tape between the two layers of framing
and added a panel of snowflake designer behind my Santa silhouette.
I have used Waterfall Stickles on the corner die and outside parameter of my base card.

Dimensional tape was also used behind Santa and the little girl for added depth.

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!

Challenges to share in:
Brown Sugar December Challenge #285 - Winter theme
Daring Cardmakers Challenge - Snow
QKR Stampede Challenge #326 - Anything Goes
Winter Wonderland December Challenge - Anything Christmas
Aud Sentiments Challenge #218 - Anything Goes + Sentiment
Moving Along with the Times Challenge - Christmas

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

Friday, December 14, 2018

It's Fussy and Fancy Time ...

Hello Everyone!
It's time once again for a new challenge over at the 
Fussy and Fancy Challenge Blog!
And, I'm sad to say this will be our FINAL challenge!
Fussy & Fancy is closing the doors after the current challenge.
Both teams are joining in today and our theme is ...


Here's my creation . . .

 I have had a pack of Stampin' Up holiday paper in my stash
for a few years now and today I decide to quit hoarding
it and let it shine!  Speaking of shine (and sparkle), my sentiment
is from Tutti Designs and cut from DCWV glitter paper,  it's was just perfect for the occasion!

Tutti Designs - Dies - Have A Merry Christmas
Talk about a quick & easy creation!
A few holiday Stickles in the upper corner and my card is ready for the Postman!

 I hope you've enjoy today's share and will come join in our challenge fun!  See you there!

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

Thursday, December 13, 2018

A Cold Winter's Night

Hello friends ...
Believe it or not, I'm still trying to recoup from our wonderful holiday party this past Sunday evening (sharing photos and post soon).  I have most of the party dishes, etc packed away until next  year so now it's time to get back on track with my  holiday shopping and MUST get my holiday cards in the mail ... SO BEHIND this year (must be slowing down in my old age!  LOL)

Anyways, here is a card I wanted to share that I created a few weeks back using another beautiful image from the PowerPoppy store.  I got in on their Cyber Monday sale and purchased  the entire Holiday Digital Blitz Bundle ... it's amazing!!  I love how this came together ... hope you like it too!

After coloring my printed image, I die cut it using the Memory Box 'Wrapped Stitch Frames' die set purchased at the Dies R Us store ... love this frame set.  (In fact, I love it so much I accidentally ordered it twice and ended up selling the extra one to a local crafting friend.)  Silly me!! lol

Memory Box - Dies - Open Studio - Wrapped Stitch Frames 

Once colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and die cut, I 'flipped' the frame over (top & bottom, not front & back) before adhering it around my image.    This gave me the extra blue at the bottom and the white frame at the top ...  it was actually a fluke but I liked how it looked so went with it!  (Don't you love when those little mishaps turn out so cool!!  lol)
 The frame was also popped up using dimensional tape from Lowe's (yep Lowe's).

My added snowflakes come from the Hunkydory Moonstone Dies - Let It  Snow die set.
Hunkydory - Moonstone Dies - Let It Snow
I hope you're having as much fun creating holiday cards as I am!

Challenges to share in:
Addicted to Stamps & More Challenge - Make Your Mark
 Crafty Gals Corner Challenge - Anything Christmas
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Christmas
The Crafty Addicts Challenge - Christmas
Watercooler Wednesday Challenge - All Occasions
Have a great day and upcoming weekend!
Thanks so much for stopping by and as always . . .

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Sisterhood of Crafters - Create a Winter Scene

Hello dear friends!
Wow!  Can you believe Christmas is right around the corner?
A new month means it's time for a new challenge over
on the Sisterhood of Crafters Blog!

 Our hostess today is Vickie and the theme she has chosen is:

Create a Winter Scene

Here's what I came up with (actually it was my daughter who inspired me with a design she spotted over on Pinterest).

The dies/stamps used on today's card are:

Taylored Expressions 'Eventful Night Before Christmas' (#TE712) die
Tutti Designs 'Stitched Nesting Circles' (#220)
Diamond Stickles
AMuse 'Santa Silhouette' stamp
AMuse 'Merry Little Christmas' stamp
White Gelly Roll Pen (used to create background snow)

I wish I were better at photography so I could really catch the beautiful sparkle on this card!

Challenges to share in:
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Christmas
City Crafter Challenge #442 - Snowflakes
Papercraft Challenges #26 - Wintertime 
Stinkin' Inkers - Winter Wonderland
The Paper Girls Challenge #165 - Die Cuts

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, December 10, 2018

Tutti Designs - Bee Happy!

Welcome Back Tutti Friends!
Today I am once again dipping into my older
Tutti Designs dies to create with and discovered a stamp & die set
that I had totally forgotten Tutti carried!  Check this out . . .

This is the only stamp & die set currently in the Tutti Designs Store!
It's called

Love Bug Stamps

TUTTI-441 Love Bug Stamps


Love Bug Dies

TUTTI-440 Love Bug Dies

Here are a few steps I took in creating today's card . . .

1.  Stamp the images onto my final focus panel.
2.  Stamp the same images onto a scrap of paper far enough apart to be able to die cut them.
3.  Color the images.
4.  Die cut using the coordinating dies.
5.  Here is your focus panel and the extra colored & die cut pieces.
6.  Sponge blue ink over the focus image to create the sky.

Adhere your die cut images over top of your stamped images.

I also decided to create my own background paper using the same stamp as the focus panel.

After cutting my yellow card stock to the needed size,
I just had fun stamping this cute little bee all over the place!

A little faux stitching around the outside edge with a
fine tip black marker and

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  

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!