Monday, January 15, 2018

Sunflower Birthday

Good Morning!

One more day off til I go back to work!  Sad to see vacation end, but I am on winter hours so work is lighter, more time to craft!  YAY!

This card will be entered into the Challenges at; Power Poppy, Grab A Map and Simon Says Wednesday, Use Pattern Paper.


This is the Page Map I chose.






I used the Power Poppy stamp sets; In Praise Of Sunflowers and Go Wild!  Image stamped in Raven Black ink and colored with Copic Markers.  If you look at the top of the sunflower panel you can see an itty bitty piece of Designer Paper sticking out, black and white striped on an angle.





MFT dies; Cross Stitched Rectangles, Open Bracket Border and Notched Border.
Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
Washi Tape
Adhesive Pearls

I love this Sketch and all of the layers you can add.  So much FUN!

Thanks for strolling by.

Enjoy~~

Sunday, January 14, 2018

It's About The Journey

Good Morning!

What a game last night!  Go Pats!!!

Woke up to a wintry mix.....blah!  So let's craft!

These cards will be entered into the Challenges at Stamp TV, Release Party Challenge--Lay It Out Both Ways and at Allsorts, No Pattern Paper.

I CASED these from Theresa Momber, she has a great tutorial you can see HERE!






I used the fabulous stamp sets Country Roads and Pleasant Plurals by Gina K Designs. 
Images stamped in Raven Black ink and colored with Copic Markers. 
Vintage Photo ink sponged all around.The truck was fussy cut out.







MFT Cross Stitched Rectangles die. 
Both cards have been layered and focal panels set 'wonky'.....love that!  
A little WOS Glitter Pen to make the chrome and windows sparkle.
Destination sentiment also stamped on the inside of this one.





Great masculine cards, male/mail friendly!

Thanks for truckin' by!

Enjoy~~

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Dance And Twirl

Back again!

This card is the polar opposite of my last one!  Someone on Face Book was selling some of their slightly used PTI stamp and die sets, so I picked these up for a song!  YAY!  Perhaps little Penny will like to dance!

This card will be entered into the Challenges at; Papertrey Ink, Heat Embossed Stencil BackgroundsScrapy Land, Anything GoesPenny Black, Something NewAllsorts, No Pattern Paper and WOW! Embossing Powder, All About Hearts.




I used the Papertrey Ink products; Ballerina Beauty stamp and die sets, both new to me!  The background stencil is from the Garden Gate Kit and was heat embossed in pretty Gold Embossing Powder.  It really looks so lovely on the Pink card stock.  








Tutti Designs Stitched Nesting Stars and MFT Blueprint #12 dies used.  Swiss Dots Embossing Folder for a bit of texture and interest.  Adhesive Pearls and Sakura Glitter Pen.

I think she is wicked cute!

Thanks for dancing in!

Enjoy~~

Masculine Birthday

Good Afternoon!

Back from vacation and well rested!  Somehow we managed to miss that week of deep freeze!  YAY!

I have made a simple Masculine Birthday card.  I still find them difficult to create, yet I keep trying.  This will be entered into the following Challenges;  Paper Smooches, Anything GoesSimon Says Monday,Winter BluesSimon Says Wednesday, Pattern PaperScrapy Land, Anything Goes and Stamping Sensations, Cold And Frosty Colors.  







I used the Paper Smooches stamp sets;  Sentiment Sampler, Let's Party and the Foliage 2 die set.  I die cut several pieces of 'greenery' in many shades of blues; light blue, navy, teal and purple.  I layered them on top of each other on a panel of Designer Paper in gray and purple with polka dots.







My sentiment panel was die cut using the MFT Cross Stitched Rectangles die.  In Dove Gray ink I stamped the background 'bubbles' to correspond with all of the polka dots and the HB sentiment is stamped in Night Of Navy ink.  3 sequins added for accent.





You can see the bit of dimension, as I popped the sentiment panel up.


That's it.  Easy Peasy.  

Thanks for popping in.

Enjoy~~



Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Row Of Poppies

Today I have a fun little Birthday card to share with you!
 
 
 
 
I used this beautiful Memory Box Row Of Poppies floral die.  It is FABULOUS!
 
 
 

I cut it from White card stock and then colored it with my Copic Markers.
 
 
 
 
They really come to life!
 
 
 
 
I then cut it again from Black card stock.  I layered them together offsetting a bit
 to create a shadow effect.
 
 
 
 
Hand cut a rectangular frame and backed it with Fun Foam to add a bit of dimension,
which creates a shadow box effect.
 
 
 
 
I also cut the Cheery Lynn Birthday die and the Impression Obsession Best Wishes die, both in White card stock.  I then colored with my Copic Markers, in this way, you can match any color you need.  
I only used the Wishes from the set.
 
 
 
The fun part was putting it all together. 
Hand cut banner flag embossed with Swiss Dots for a bit of texture. 
Sequins.
 
Here's what I used:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thanks for popping in!

Enjoy~~

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Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Double D, Anything Birthday/Anniversary

Good Morning!  Happy New Year!
 
Not sure if you are aware but The Double D Challenge Blog. is celebrating their 2nd Birthday!  Can you believe it?  So if you see Darlene and/or Diane out and about please wish them a VERY Happy 2nd Birthday!  These gals are the BEST!  Love you two!
 
And in honor of their Blog Birthday some of the Design Team will also be offering up a bit of Blog Candy to help celebrate!  You'll have to check out each Blog to find out who is participating!
 
You can find our wonderful Design Team list right  HERE, just check out the Right Side Bar!
 
**** keep reading to the end for MY Blog Candy****

 
 
A brand new year and a brand new Challenge is up and running
over at the Double D Challenge Blog. 


 Check out this Inspirational Tile!
 
 
 
 
I was totally drawn to the fun colors and those yummy looking cocktails....shocker, I know!
 
 
 
 
 
I used the Simon Says Adult Beverages stamps.  Images colored with Copic Markers.  My Designer Paper is by Nicole, Think Shimmer
 
 
 
 
 
I used the Die Versions Curly Word Celebrate die, cut from Black ad Pink card stock, offset layering to create a bit of a shadow.   My sentiment is by PTI, Uncorked set and stamped in Raven Black ink.  Candy Dot accents. 
 
 
 

 
 
I've added lots of Stickles and WOS Clear Glitter Pen to make this card sparkle and shine!  Just like Diane and Darlene! 

I am so honored and proud to 'work' for these two amazing and talented ladies and I am so HAPPY to call them my friends. 
Congratulations to you both! Love you!

And now for my bit of Blog Candy!

 
Gina K Designs Garden Tour Designer Paper
 
AND
 


Build A Country Scene Stamp Set

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and participate in the
 Double D Blog Challenge, Anything Birthday/Anniversary.
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And don't forget there is always a fabulous prize up for grabs for participating in the Challenge!  Hope to see you play along!

Enjoy~~


Leave a comment on this post, I will pick a winner at the end of this Challenge!
Good luck and thanks for visiting!
 

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Iris Thank You Set

Good afternoon!

It's chilly here at 15 degrees (probably downright balmy to some of you I know) we have a couple of inches of snow but the sun is shining and it looks pretty, from inside by the fire!

I have turned to all things Spring.  Putting away all of the red and green inks and Christmas stamps, grabbing for lovely florals in pretty Spring colors.  Won't you join me?

These will be entered into the Challenge at Papertrey Ink, 2017 Ala Carte.  You can choose from the long list of Make It Monday Challenges from 2017.

I chose MIM # 292 by Laurie you can find it HERE.




I used the PTI stamps; Flower Favorites and Uncorked

Inks in; Pool Party, Wisteria Wonder, Perfect Plum, Tangerine Tango,
Wild Wasabi and Raven Black.





I spritzed all over with Heidi Swapp Color Shine in Butter.  Layered my White focal panel on to a piece of Purple card stock and then placed it in a wonky manner on to the Blue card base.  I think if you make a flat CAS card placing it in such a manner adds a bit more interest.  And who doesn't like to type the word wonky?!?!

Thanks for popping in, can't wait to see these beauties in real life in my garden LOL

Stay warm, my peeps!

Enjoy~~