Thursday, August 22, 2019

Dies R Us Inspiration - Howdy

Welcome back Dies R Us friends!
Today I'm sharing a happy western themed card that I've created for one of my cousins who has loved horses for over 60 years.  She's about to go on another Wagon Train adventure and I wanted to wish her a safe trip!


The dies I've used today are:
Impression Obsession - Dies - Western Couple

Serendipity Dies - Howdy

Other product used is Tim Holtz Oxide Distress Inks

Distress Oxide Ink Pad - Broken ChinaDistress Oxide Ink Pad - Black SootDistress Oxide Ink Pad - Faded Jeans

I wanted to bring full focus to this beautiful silhouette scene so I've added dimension to die cutting twice and placing the two panels together using dimensional tape.


To create my background I've sponged three different colors of oxide ink onto a 4x6 panel of watercolor paper, spritzed with water and moved around before drying with a heat gun.  Then I added a little more color around around the outside edges before sprinkling with water and dabbing with a paper towel.  





I just love creating my own backgrounds and feel it made for a wonderful nighttime backdrop to this fabulous silhouette.  I think she's going to love it!!

Here's a couple photos of my cousin and her 'grandson' on the wagontrain last year.



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:
FRIENDS OF DIES R US PINTEREST PAGE

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

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Double D - Pearls, Gems or Diamonds

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:

Pearls, Gems or Rhinestones

Here's the mood board I've created . . . 



Be inspired by the images but remember to add some 
sort of pearls, gems or rhinestones also.

Here's what I've created:

I was inspired by the flowers & the pearls in the lower right corner of the board.
I started with a pink background which was embossed with a Cuttlebug embossing folder.  I've used Nuvo Gloss White Crystal Drops to create the pearls on each center of the embossed design. 
Nuvo Crystal Drops - Gloss White
I had a new floral die from the Dies R Us Store called 'Cattleya Orchid' by Scrap Man so that is what I decided to use for my floral accent.

ScrapMan - Dies - Cattleya Orchid

The leaves I have used are by Elizabeth Craft called Leafy Branch 4.

Elizabeth Craft Designs - Dies - Leafy Branch 4

And, my sentiment is by Creative Expressions by Sue Wilson
Sue Wilson Designs - Mini Shadowed Sentiments -Thinking of You



My framework was created using the Spellbinder 'Venise Lace - Hem Stitch Rectangles' die set.  I then popped it up using narrow strips of 3M dimensional tape.  After die cutting the sentiment panels, I also place a narrow strip of dimensional tape behind them so they would stand up and the lower portion of the letters would lay upon the frame.

Spectrum Noir alcohol markers were used in the coloring of my flowers.

 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!

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 . . .

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

It's Artsystamper time . . .

Hello dear friends!

Today I'm sharing  another creation using beautiful digital images from
TheArtsystamperShop.  Bev has created some gorgeous designs that I'm having so much fun playing with.  This time I decided to go with a very CAS (clean and simple) design.  


By using a couple of Bev's gorgeous digital stamps & one of her sentiments, I've been able to create a quick and BEAUTIFUL card that I think anyone would love receiving!

I've created my panel by bringing her digital images into a new document in WORD10 which I've sized to a 4x6 panel.  This way I could manipulate the flowers in size and orientation as well as deepen the color on the larger aster and change the color of my butterflies to match my flowers.  I love that these images are available in both .jpg & .png format.  By using the .png file, I'm able to 'overlap' my images to create a scene as above.

This beautiful aster is included in the Aster Garden Paper pack ... do check it out!!


The sentiment & butterflies come from the beautiful Field Flower Silhouettes Nature set.


You'll certainly want to check out the TheArtsystamperShop and for inspiration, be sure to check out the Artsystamper Blog.  The design team ladies are amazing and are showcasing some amazing works of art ... be sure to pop over and see for yourself.


For your convenience in finding any of the Artsystamper products I use in my designs as well as inspiration from the design team, here are all the important links:

Artsystamper (Facebook)

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


Monday, August 19, 2019

Tutti Designs - The Stockings were hung . . .

Hello Dear Friends!
Today I have a card to share using dies carried at the Tutti Design Store.

Today I'm using another die from the July Release and don't forget, we also have a new release for August ... be sure to check 'em out!!


What fun I had coloring and designing with this die!
I've used my alcohol markers for the coloring and added holiday 
sparkle here, there & everywhere I could!  LOL

I've used the 'Festive Stockings' die.

After die cutting and coloring, I decided to back it
with a white card stock panel, then mat it with black
to really make it POP!


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, August 16, 2019

Alphabet Challenge Time . . .

Hello Friends!
It's time once again for a new challenge over on the Alphabet Challenge Blog.
Today's letter is "K"
for
KIND THOUGHTS
My 'thoughts' today are not only kind ... but meant to bring a chuckle too!

While looking through my sentiment stamps, I came across this Stampendous stamp set and this particular stamp made ME smile and thought it would be perfect to send to a friend whom I don't get to see often enough but think of all the time!

So, I went online and googled 'funny smiles' and came up with this image!  Perfect!
I also had some cute Doodlebug Zoo paper with monkey's on it, so
this card actually came together pretty quickly.

Tutti Designs - Scalloped Stitched Nesting Circles

then added a some 3d greenery using the Frantic Stamper - Spring Foliage die set.
Frantic Stamper - Dies - Spring Foliage
I hope you'll come join in our challenge fun and 
I look forward to being inspired by your creation!!  See you there!
Thanks so much for stopping by...
As always . . .


Thursday, August 15, 2019

Dies R Us Challenge Time . . .

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

And, the theme is:
  SPORTS

  I don't know about you, but I truly enjoy watching the winter sports on TV.  Especially figure skating so that was my inspiration today.  Be sure to check out what the other team ladies have created ... some very interesting designs ... you don't want to miss seeing them!  Then come join in the fun!!  What comes to mind immediately when you hear the word SPORTS???


The dies I've used are:

Tutti Designs - Word Set - Believe

As you can imagine, this was a very quick & easy card!
Other than these fabulous dies, I've only needed a panel of background paper and I found that in my box of winter scraps (sorry name was missing) but you could go in so many different directions with these lovely silhouette skaters.


I do hope you'll come join in this fun challenge!   Hope to see you there!

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

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Sisterhood of Crafters - Use Dies

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

 Our hostess today is Terri and the theme she has chosen is:
Use DIES

Here's what I have to share ...
Inside
 The dies I have used today are:


Frantic Stamper - Dies - Farm Scene Card Panel
 Elizabeth Craft Designs - Dies - Thinking Of You
Since this card was created as part of a gift set for an Amish girl, I thought
the farm scene was appropriate and I've left plenty of room for her to 
write a personal note inside.
Here's a peek at how I colored & pieced my card . . .

I die cut my scene twice.
On the first cut I colored in the pop out pieces that are the
sky and grassy areas.
On the second cut I popped out all the pieces then attached
my 'outline' to another sheet of white card stock
so I would have a place to reinsert & adhere my popped out (colored) pieces.
 Some of my colored pieces weren't cut well so I reinserted
my die cut panel into the die and ran it through again.  THEN I began
gluing each piece into the appropriate spot.
My coloring was done with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.


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!

Challenges to share in:
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Add a Die Cut
Stinkin' Inkers Challenge - Some Like it Hot/Summer Related (always hot when working out in the fields down on the farm in the summertime)
Get Creative Challenge #83 - AG no twist

 See you there!

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

Monday, August 12, 2019

Tutti Designs - Always Grateful

Welcome back Friends!
Over on the Tutti Designs Blog,  we do our very best to showcase
the amazing dies available at the Tutti Design Store and inspire you with our designs.
Please come check us out!!
Did you see the *NEW* July Release?
Check it out HERE and in the next several weeks you will
be seeing some fabulous designs by the team and myself using dies
from this release to help inspire you. 

OH!  AND ...
We also have a new AUGUST RELEASE ... be sure to check it out too!!

Today I've used another newly released die and this one is called


This die made it so fast & easy to create my Fall card!
I simply die cut the image twice ... colored one of the
images and glued the two together to create a little added dimension.

My background paper was actually 2 sided, so I used one side 
(fall leaves) for the background panel of my die cut 
and the reverse striped side for the full card background.

A few added Nuvo crystal drops as accent and in
the flower centers ... VIOLA ... card complete!

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!