Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Sisterhood of Crafters - Newly Acquired Stash

Hello dear friends!
It's time once again for a new challenge over
 Today's theme was chosen by Katy and she'd like to see
any of your NEWLY ACQUIRED STASH.

Anyone who knows me knows I'm a bit of a 'die' freak so I have lots of
new dies to play with for this theme.  Here's what I've created for you today . . .


Inside view


 The new dies I've used are:

Paper Roses 'Reindeer 1' (16584)
Sue Wilson Designs - Mini Expressions - Happy
I took the liberty of snipping off the 'belated' portion of this sentiment die to use on the inside atop a Tutti Designs 'Scalloped Stitched Circle' cut from black card stock.


 The background was created using various shades of blue Tim Holtz distress oxide inks then added 'snow' using a white gelly roll pen.  My snow mounds are simply strips of scrap white card stock torn from end to end randomly.

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, January 20, 2020

Artsystamper Challenge - Thank You!

Hello my friends!

It's time for Challenge #7 over on the Artsystamper Challenge Blog where the team is showcasing digital images designed by Beverly Cole at Artsystamper Digitals!   The 1st and 3rd Monday of each month brings another Artsystamper Challenge and today's theme is
THANK YOU!
 There are various ways to show your thanks to family and friends and today I've created a card to send to a dear friend of mine who is ALWAYS there for me and has been for years & years!!
I've created this entire card front digitally using Bev's images and Microsoft Word10.
Here are the digital images I've used today . . .
 I can't even begin to tell you how much fun I have when designing with these beautiful digital images.  Your options are ENDLESS and it truly does make me think outside the box!

For instance, instead of creating a full black/white background panel ... I simply shrunk it down in size and used it as a 'accent'  ... this way, I could let the pond lilies take center stage.  Using the SAME lily image, I've played around with the size to create the focus of my card.  Then having this wonderful sentiment in the same set made creating my card fast, fun and beautiful!  I think my friend is going to really love it!


I hope you'll come join in our challenge fun!
You do NOT have to used Beverly's images (of course we would love to see them if you have them) ... but you must follow the theme to qualify for the prize.  PRIZE you say . . .
YEP ... The winner of our challenges will receive the stamp set of their choice from TheArtsystamperShop.  Beverly Cole's selections offer stamps and sentiments in each set as well as pre-colored images for easy, last minute cards.  Why not take a moment and check out what she has in the store!!

Hop on over to the Artsystamper Digitals Challenge Blog and enter!
You will also see more inspiring designs from the Artsystamper Addicts DT ... so much fun!!

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

Tutti Designs - Tulip Corner

Welcome back friends!
Today I'm sharing another creation that unfortunately didn't make it onto the Hochanda TV show early in the month but I'm hoping to still inspire you to pop over to the Tutti Designs Store
and check out all of the amazing dies available.

And, be sure to check out their latest release!  I'll be showcasing some
of those fun dies a little later! 
 
 Here I've used the 

 Tutti Designs - Dies - Tulip Corner
 and the
 to create my card!
I've snipped the outer and lower portion of my Tulip Corner to 
make it a little smaller and fit inside a smaller square
for my design. 
One of my New Years resolutions is to use my dies in more ways than just 
how it's designed ... I think this is a good start!  
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:


Wishing you all an AMAZING day ahead! 
As always, thanks SO MUCH for taking the time to stop by! 


Friday, January 17, 2020

A little FUN just for me . . .

Hello Friends!
The past month has been a whirlwind blurr for me as many of you know, and even though I've done well with keeping up with all my design team commitments, I hadn't really taken any time to just create something different & fun ...  just for me!  

While talking to BFF Diane (Nellie's Nest) she told me about a challenge she was doing after seeing a card done by another BFF Leslie (Running with Scissors) and I thought I'd join in their fun.  Isn't it awesome how we can share a hobby & make such amazing new friends from all around the world!

The challenge I'm referring to is from the 
and the theme is: 
BUBBLE BATH DAY!

The Bubble Bath Day challenge is at Day of the Month Card Club.  They're somewhat new, this being their 11th challenge.  Each runs from the 7th till the end of the month, which will work out well for me and I hope to join in again next month.

Here's what I've created to share with you today . . .

I just started going through my stash to see what fit as far as papers & embellishments.  I knew I had this OLD (purchased at Archiver's and we know how long they've been out of business!  lol) Stampendous 'Bubble Day Set' that would work perfectly for my focus image.

After gathering the 'bubble'  background paper, the 'water' design paper, the EK Success 'Bubble' stickers and my sentiment which is from Endless Creations and was die cut using a Tutti Designs Rectangle die set, I then went in search of a SKETCH I could use as my layout.   

 
I spotted this Sketch #175 over on the Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 Blog via Paper Playful and thought it would work perfectly!  What do you think?


This was so much fun!  Hopefully over the next few weeks I'll take the
advice of the sentiment used on my card!  We all need to do that from time to time!

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

        

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Dies R Us Challenge - Happy Birthday

Hello Friends
It's time for a new challenge over on the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.
But before I share my creation with you, we at DRU
have some exciting news to share ... check this out!

Dies R Us now has a sister store with warehouses in USA & Canada called Didi Crafts 

It will ship to both the US and Canada. Didi Crafts will carry some of the same products as DRU, but most will be different. Now our Canadian friends don't have to worry about huge taxes or shipping fees. How great is that!?!
 

Today our theme is:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

I've created two cards using the same dies but 'mixing it up' a bit.

The dies used today are:
 
 Serendipity Dies - Party Balloons Reverse

 
Memory Box - Dies - Open Studio - Wrapped Stitch Frames
My original idea was to use the deep purple (looks black doesn't it) to cut out
my frame then reinsert a few of the balloons.  
But then I decided to die cut it again from a deep blue card stock for the frame and use the deep purple panel on the inside (as seen above).  
This left me with bits & pieces of both so I decided to create TWO cards and as stated ... mix it up a bit!


As you can see, on the 2nd card I 'snipped' the word belated from my sentiment die which makes it a 'current' birthday wishes creation.   Isn't it fabulous when you can use one die in different ways!

I hope you will 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. 


  Hope to see you there!!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
  
As always . . .

Double D - BALLOONS

Hello Dear Friends!

It's time once again for a new challenge over on the Double D Challenge Blog!
I'm happy to say I am hosting today's challenge and today's theme is:

BALLOONS
(that could be birthday balloons, hot air balloons, water balloons ... etc)


I chose Hot Air Balloons and have used the Serendipity by IO

Serendipity Dies - Hot Air Balloons Reverse


Have you ever been up in a Hot Air Balloon?
Hubby & I did a hot air balloon ride over Cinderella's Castle
at Disneyland in FL many years ago and it was quite the experience.
Not only did you pay big $$ for the ride, but you & the others on the 'flight'
had to help in setting up the balloon and packing it all back up once you safely landed.
THAT I was not expecting ... but it was at sunrise which was cool and we had
a champagne toast when it was all done which was also pretty cool!


I used two panels of white card stock the exact same size,
the top one I die cut my balloons and the bottom one I sponged a variety
of distress ink on to give my balloons color.

I used dimensional tape around the top panel then adhered to the background
panel.  To 'set it off', I matted it with a panel of black card stock which
I also did some 'hand stitching' with a white gelly roll pen.

My sentiment is hand written because I just couldn't find what I was wanting in my stash.

We have this fabulous Elizabeth Craft 'Hot Air Balloons' die offered as the
prize to one lucky random winner.  Remember ... you gotta play to win!

Elizabeth Craft Designs - Hot Air Balloons

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!!

Challenges to share in:
Scrapy Land Challenges  #130 - Always Anything Goes with Die Brand SL sells 
Cardz 4 Guyz 2W, 3E - #236 - Clean and Simple (week 1)
 Unicorn Challenge  January - Clean and Simple
 
 Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope to see you at Double D!
As always . . .

 

Monday, January 13, 2020

Tutti Designs - Magical Pegasus

Welcome back friends!
Today I'm sharing another 'magical' creation that
unfortunately didn't make it onto the Hochanda TV show early in the month
but I'm hoping to still inspire you to pop over to the Tutti Designs Store
and check out all of the magical dies available.

And, be sure to check out their latest release!  I'll be showcasing some
of those fun dies a little later!


Today I've used the following dies:


TUTTI-541 Magical Pegasus












Here's a close up of the Pegasus ... isn't he beautiful!
The detail on this die is amazing!


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:

Wishing you all an AMAZING day ahead! 
As always, thanks SO MUCH for taking the time to stop by! 

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Sisterhood of Crafters - Thinking of You

Hello Friends!
It's time for the first challenge of 2020 at The Sisterhood of Crafters!
Our hostess today is Debbie and the theme we are to create with is:

THINKING OF YOU!
(be sure those words are obvious on your creation)

I have created a clean & simple card today which could be
used for either sympathy or encouragement.  I seem to have a very
long prayer list these days and always in need of a card
so that was my inspiration for today's theme.


My background paper comes from a 6x6 Mintay by Karola
paper pack called 'Dreamer'.    I have used an OLD Martha Steward 3-in-1 butterfly
punch for my butterflies as well as an OLD Spellbinder Labels 4 die set
to show case my Hero Arts stamp & die set called 'Prayers'.

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, January 6, 2020

Tutti Designs - Moon Fairy

Hello Dear Friends!
  Today I'm sharing one of the cards I created as a sample to be used along with
my teammates samples on the January 2nd Hochanda TV show in the UK.  
Unfortunately, due to my mother's passing, my cards did not make it to their destination
in time for the show but I would still like to share them and hopefully inspire you.  Dies used are of course from our fabulous Tutti Design Store


I have created a gate fold card using the following dies:


TUTTI-549 Moon Fairy


Tutti Designs - Dotted Nesting Rectangles

And, on the inside of my card I have used the

Tutti Designs - Dotted Nesting Circles

 for my sentiment panel.
Inside View
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:
  
Wishing you all an AMAZING day ahead! 
As always, thanks SO MUCH for taking the time to stop by! 

Artsystamper Challenge Time

Hello my friends!
I have some exciting news today!

It's time for a new challenge over on the Artsystamper Challenge Blog where the team is showcasing digital images designed by Beverly Cole at Artsystamper Digitals!   The 1st and 3rd Monday of each month brings another Artsystamper Challenge
and today's theme is

BABY IT'S COLD OUTSIDE!


I always feed the birds in the winter ... do you?
Beverly has come up with an amazing Snow Birds Digital Stamp Set.



I've used her pre-colored image and created the scene around
it using distress ink for the sky and torn white card stock for the snow.
A touch of diamond Stickles adds sparkle to where ever there is snow.

Isn't this fabulous!  All the 'birdie detail' just amazes me!!
Using these digital sets makes creating a holiday card a SNAP!

I hope you'll come join in our challenge fun!
You do NOT have to used Beverly's images (of course we would love to see them if you have them) ... but you must follow the theme to qualify for the prize.  PRIZE you say . . .
YEP ... The winner of our challenges will receive the stamp set of their choice from TheArtsystamperShop.  Beverly Cole's selections offer stamps and sentiments in each set as well as pre-colored images for easy, last minute cards.  Why not take a moment and check out what she has in the store!!

Challenges to share in:
 2 Crafty Critter Crazies January Challenge - ATG w/critter (birds count?)
Do-Al(l) Kreatives January Challenge - Three of a kind (birds)
Not Just Cards December Challenge - ATG

Hop on over to the Artsystamper Digitals Challenge Blog and enter!
You will also see more inspiring designs from the Artsystamper Addicts DT ... so much fun!!

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