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Saturday, May 30, 2020

Wild Birthday

Hello Everyone and Happy Weekend!

I had a little extra time this morning so thought I'd check out the challenges and join in a few.  I found two challenges right away ... one is CAS (clean & simple) and the other is using animals ... so here's what I've come up with.


It doesn't get any quicker or easier than this!
And very 'mailable' also ... one stamp and it's on it's way!!

The challenges I referred to are:
Alphabet Challenge - D for Dry Embossing

And, a few other challenges to share in are:
Challenge Up Your Life #123 - Animals

For my dry embossing, I have used the coordinating 'edger' embossing folder from one of my Cuttlebug embossing folders then added black Nuvo drops for the centers.

The stamp set is a very old Gina K. set called 'Wild About You'.  Simply stamped with black Versafine ink and used a white Gelly Roll pen on the tusks.

Here's a peek at the inside.
I decided to use a couple more stamps from the set to pull it all together.
I think this would make a perfect masculine card.


Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek.
Your visit & comments are always greatly appreciated!!

Wishing you all an AMAZING day ahead!  
As always,


Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Sisterhood of Crafters - Favorite Technique

Hello my friends!
Today I have a card for the new challenge over on The Sisterhood of Crafters!

Our theme, chosen by Annie this time around, is:

 FAVORITE TECHNIQUE

 A technique that has become one of my all time favorites is creating
my own background panels using Tim Holtz Oxide Distress Inks.
Whether it is the look of water as I have made today, or
the colors of Fall leaves or countless other themes, these are
so easy and fun to create!

BEFORE

AFTER

 The dies I have used to create today's card are:

Little B - Mermaids

 Little B - Dies - Mermaids

 Sue Wilson - Fillables Collection - Underwater Accessories

 Sue Wilson Designs - Fillables Collection - Underwater Accessories

Paper Rose - Under the Sea Border 

Paper Rose - Dies - Under The Sea Border

Joy Craft! - Diver (6002/0767)


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!



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


Monday, May 25, 2020

God Bless America!!


Happy Memorial Day Images GIFs | Tenor

Tutti Designs - Wedding Season

Happy Monday All!
With Wedding Season upon us, I thought I'd share a card created with a couple of the newer  wedding themed dies available at the Tutti Designs Store.

For a quick & easy card, I have simply used TWO dies along with my background designer paper and a few little Nuvo crystal drops.  Hope you like it!


The dies used today are:



and



Aren't they just beautiful ... and so intricate!!
Perfect for this years wedding cards.
I did add a touch of red sparkly Stickles into the center heart.


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:


OH ... AND JUST A REMINDER

We now have a Tutti Designs UK Store ...
Tutti Designs UK

AND

Tutti Deigns Canada
Tutti Designs Canada

CHECK 'EM OUT!!

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


Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Double D Challenge - 'Begins with M'

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:
Begins with 'M'  . . .

The design team ladies have come up with some amazing designs for your inspiration, be sure to pop over and check 'em out!  Speaking of inspiration ... here's the mood board I created ... hope it helps to inspire you!


Now you DON'T have to limit yourself to the "M" items on our mood board ... anything that begins with the letter M and is readily visible on your creation is 'Marvelous' ... (see what I did there? lol).

Here's what I've come up with ... and had SO MUCH FUN creating today's project!!

I have gone with ... MOON & MUSHROOMS!

I've had this cute Cottage Cutz die called 'Sleepy Gnome w/Mushrooms' for awhile now and FINALLY put it together.  Took me a few minutes to figure out the gnome but it finally came together.    I had this sentiment stamped and cut on my work table and thought it would work well but then of course I needed to add a 'friend' for my 'sleepy fellow'.   So I die cut & colored one of the gnomes from the 'Marianne Creatables Gnome set'.


To create the 'moon' I simply punched a circle from masking paper and placed it on my background panel before doing my sponging.

We have this fabulous Amy Design - Musical Stave die offered as the
prize to one lucky random winner.  Remember ... you gotta play to win!

Amy Design - Dies - Musical Stave

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, May 18, 2020

Tutti Designs - Graduation Time

Hello friends!
Here's another graduation card designed for the Tutti Designs Store that uses
yet another one of their new dies available for those graduation cards you need.  Whether it be kindergarten, high school, college ... check out what Tutti has to offer!


 
 
Isn't this awesome?
And SO FAST to create!  I've used Navy as my background card stock onto a white card base.  After die cutting my die, I used an alcohol marker to color the ribbon & stars ... just to make it POP!  Corner dabs of Nuvo white crystal drops and my card is ready to go!

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:


OH ... AND JUST A REMINDER

We now have a Tutti Designs UK Store ...
Tutti Designs UK

AND

Tutti Deigns Canada
Tutti Designs Canada

CHECK 'EM OUT!!

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


Artsystamper Challenge - It's A Guy Thing!

Hello my friends!

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:

 It's A Guy Thing!

 

If you struggle with making masculine cards, this new digital set by Bev will help you out!  I made this card in a matter of minutes and I'll actually be sending it to one of my cousins whose Dad is a duck hunter (and she loves my cards!  LOL).  I think she'll really LOVE this one!!

 The digi sets I've used to create today's card are:

 

 


 and for my background,
 

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!


Saturday, May 16, 2020

To Brighten Your Day

Hello Friends and Happy Weekend!

My Michigan BFF (Diane) pointed out a couple of fun challenges out
in blogland and since I had a little time this morning, I thought I'd play along.

Here's what I came up with . . .

The challenges I'm referring to are:



and





I have used The Greetery Stamp & Die set 'Just Mason Around'
for the focus of my card.  Who doesn't love a mason jar filled with wild flowers!  LOL
 Memory Box - Dies - Blushing Bouquet
and the flag die is from Sue Wilson 'stitched flags'

 Sue Wilson Designs - Frames & Tags - Stitched Flags

By using both of these challenges, that gave me my design & color scheme
so this card came together quite quickly!  What fun!

Okay guess I'd better quite playing around and get something done around here!
Hope you're staying safe & healthy!  Crazy times we're living through right now!
Thanks for taking the time to stop by ... 

As always . . .


Friday, May 15, 2020

Dies R Us Challenge - Graduation

Hello Friends
It's time for a new challenge over on the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.
Our theme this time around is:

GRADUATION / CONGRATULATIONS


I have created two card for you today ... very similar as you see, with the exception of one masculine and one feminine.

 Dies I have used are:

Frantic Stamper - Stack of Books
Frantic Stamper - Dies - Stack Of Books


 Impression Obsession - Boy Grad
 Impression Obsession - Dies - Boy Grad

Impression Obsession - Girl Grad
 Impression Obsession - Dies - Girl Grad

 Impression Obsession - Happy Graduation
Impression Obsession - Dies - Happy Graduation

 Gemini - Congratulations
 Gemini - Papercraft Dies - Congratulations

Tutti Designs - Cross Stitch Hexagons
 Tutti Designs - Dies - Cross Stitch Hexagons




 On both cards, the silhouettes have been popped up using dimensional tape
and the 'happy graduation' sentiments have been 'shadowed' by
die cutting the sentiment again from black card stock then gluing
them together just slightly off center.

The stack of books have been colored slightly different as well but you
could certainly just die cut as a silhouette also. 
 

 My inside sentiment is clean & simple ... all you'd need to add is your signature
(and a check!  lol).
 

 Don't forget to check out sister store in Canada . . .
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!?!


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 . . .

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Sisterhood of Crafters - Birds, Bees, Butterflies

Hello my friends!
Today I have a card for the new challenge over on The Sisterhood of Crafters!

Our theme this time around is 

Birds, Bees, Butterflies
(create with ONE or ALL)

I chose Bees for today's card!  What do you think??


 I actually went with a CAS (clean & simple) design for today's card ... not my usual style but a lot of fun and I'm happy with the outcome.  I've used a Memory Box 'Honeycomb' stencil and the stamp set used is by Inky Antics called 'Swirly Bees'.

Pretty easy peasy and the sentiment says it all!


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!