Friday, February 15, 2019

Dies R Us Birds and Bees

Time for another challenge  at Dies R Us  called  Birds and/or the Bees
which reminds of this song. "Let me tell ya bout the birds and the bees, and the flowers and the trees, and the moon up above, and this thing called love."   Now for those of you who are my age you probably know this song and you  will find yourself  humming this little ditty for the rest of the day. You're Welcome.!!!

I used pink card stock for the base of the card and the paper pack for all the decorative pieces. The paper pad is double sided and I cut it so I had two extra birds that I fussy cut and popped up on top of the original birds. I went to my stash of birthday sentiments stamps and used them for the message. I added a little lace a few hearts that come with the die, and a couple of dogwood flowers. 

Here are the products from the Dies R Us Store that I used for my project. 

The team has more inspiration for you at Dies R Us .  Join us for this challenge and a chance to win a gift certificate for the Dies R Us Store.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Double D Hearts

It is all about Hearts at Double D Challenge Blog. I love this Mood Board that is full of whimsy, polka dots, pearls, lace, hearts and flowers. We are anxious to see what you create using the board's inspiration. 

This is the card I created for this challenge.  I used the beige and white tones from the board and included the polka dots in the papers.  The heart die is from IO and the love sentiment  is PTI .  I stamped an IO cover a card rose stamp on white and used craft for the card base.

The fun thing about using positives and negatives is that I was able to create a second card from the left over materials.

The heart die is available at the DRU Store. 

If you join us for this challenge, you could win this prize. 

Head on over to Double D Challenge Blog and check out what the team has created, and then create you own heart design for the challenge.

Friday, February 1, 2019

Dies R Us Use the Color Red

A new challenge starts today at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog. All you need to do is use the color red and use at least one die cut on your card.  I decided to try a CAS card for this challenge. The IO frames die adds texture to the card. I cut the Memory Box Wild flower corner. I was going to inlay some of the flower parts but I liked it just the way it was so I added the sentiment from Sue Wilson and a few hearts that came from a Cheery Lynn heart die. 

The dies I used are available at the Dies R Store. Make sure you sign up for the news letter so you will be notified about special sales and special orders. 

Friday, January 18, 2019

Sharon's Birthday

I made this card for my college roommate who loves the beach and flip flops.  I am going to enter this at  Scrapyland Anything Goes


Spellbinders Grand Cabinet 
Sue Wilson Palm Trees
Sue Wilson Birthday Frame (Haooy)
IO Flip flops
Karen Burniston Birthday
X Cut umbrella and chairs


Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Double D Looking Back in Time

WOW!  What great entries we had for our anniversary challenge.  The team works hard to provide inspiration for the challenges and it was fun that so many of you linked up to our challenges and took the time to comment on our blogs.  Thank You for your support of Double D. You are the best.  The randomly drawn winner of a $20 gift certificate to Dies are Us Store store from the  people who commented on my blog and posted on DD is Beverly Seizmore. CONGRATULATIONS,Beverly.  Please e-mail me at for your voucher number.   You will find the winners of all the prizes plus the designer favorites on the Double D Blog

Now on to a brand New Challenge. 

Looking Back in Time
Create something that reminds you of times gone by!

I was intrigued by the vintage look of this board with vintage images and in black and white. I looked through my dies and stamps and found a bicycle and some keys, but I was drawn to the typewriter.  I guess I must be vintage too because I learned to type on this type of typewriter. I was so excited when my husband bought me an electric typewriter for our anniversary one year. I used that typewriter until we got our first computer.... years later. 

I did not have a typewriter die so I looked on line until I found a vintage one that had a free down load. Since all the pictures were clean and simple,  I did a clean and simple card that would be appropriate to send to a man.  I always have a hard time making them so it will be nice to have this in my stash.

This is the prize you can win if you post an entry on the Double D Blog

Hope you will join us.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Dies R Us New Baby

Anything NEW
(New dies, New baby, New house ... )

The new challenge at Dies R Us is all about something new.  I got this new Sue Wilson Die and it celebrates the arrival of a new baby.  

These dies are so easy to make a really cute card  
with just one die set.  It is easy to use as a stencil to high light the embossing and the background can be cut from contrasting colors or decorative papers.  The word baby cuts out so you can change the color.  I am basically a monochromatic person so I just used a different blue. I did a little sponging on the edges of the pieces to make them pop. 

Sue Wilson Designs - Frames & Tags Collection  - Welcome Little OneSue Wilson Welcome Little One

As usual there is a gift certificate for one random person who enters the challenge and the team will pick their favorites. The DRU store adds to its inventory all the time so be sure to check out the STORE.  While you are there be sure to sign up for their newsletter so you will be notified about special sales and new products an releases.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Double D 3rd Anniversary ~ It's On The Menu

It's a new year and a THIRD anniversary for Double D Challenge Blog and we are celebrating with food. Grab some inspiration from the mood board and create a food related project and join us for this challenge. 


Since it is our third anniversary, there are three prizes up for grabs for those of you who celebrate with us and create a food related project. 

Prize 1

Prize 2
Prize 3

I love Pop Up Cards and got this die set from Karen Burniston for Christmas.  Some of her pop ups are a little difficult until you get the hang of them, but this one was really easy. The hardest part for me was getting a decent photo. 

Something sweet just goes with coffee so I used a cupcake from Karen's Pop up cupcake. Although I did not use it, there is a slot at the back of the coffee cup to add a gift card.    

You will find more inspiration from the talented designers at Double D Challenge Blog. You will want to visit the blogs of the designers because some of them are offering blog candy  to celebrate this occasion.  

As a way to say thank you for your support,  I will be giving out a $20 gift certificate to my favorite  place to shop, the Dies R Us Store. You will need to link up a project for the challenge and leave a comment on my blog to win .   The winners of all the prizes from all the designers who have blog candy will be posted on the Double D Blog on January 16 th.  I will also announce my winner here on my blog. 

I want to thank all of you who have taken the time to link up your projects with us at Double D.  You are all so creative and give us inspiration and tips.  YOU have made the blog a success. 

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Dies R Us Anything Goes

Happy New Year!!! Dies R Us  is starting the New Year with everyone's favorite challenge, Anything Goes.  If you have not visited the DRU Store  recently, you need to check out all the things you can purchase besides dies. The store now carries a huge selection of everything you need for your paper crafting. I hope you have signed up for the e-mails because if you haven't you are missing out on fabulous sales and special order opportunities.

I have several January birthday cards so I decided on a birthday card for this challenge.  I bought this IO leafy background a few months back but have not used it. I think it is gorgeous especially framed in the IO All in One Frame.

These are the dies I used for the cards.

Elizabeth Craft Designs - Dies - Ladder FernElizabeth Craft Ladder Fern

Elizabeth Craft Designs - Dies - Ostrich FernElizabeth Craft Ostrich Fern

Impression Obsession - Dies - All-In-One Frames - Rectangles 2Impression Obsession all In One Frame
Impression Obsession - Dies - Leafy BackgroundImpression Obsession Leafy Background

I hope you will join us for this first challenge of the New Year. What could be a better way to celebrate 2019 than being creative.  Link your designs at Dies R Us.  Your designs always inspire us.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Double D Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow

There is something so magical about taking a walk on a snowy day or seeing the moon cast its light and shadows on new fallen snow.  I don't see much of that here in California,but as a native Pennsylvanian I am familiar with snow.... lots of snow. For our new challenge at Double D Challenge Blog, Darlene created this fun mood board for us with lots of inspiration.

I liked all the the pictures so I combined the snow globe, the snowman, and the touches of red in three of the pictures.  

I used several dies from Impression Obsession. to make this shaker card. The snow globe, the trees.sentiment, and bells are IO. A Memory Box snowflake backed by a Poppy Stamp pine sprig and a Frantic Stamper snowman. 

Join us for this last challenge of 2018 at Double D Challenge Blog and you have a chance to win this fun snowflake die. 

The next challenge we will be celebrating our THIRD year as a blog. You will want to join us for the January challenges because there will be extra prizes and blog candy up for grabs. 

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Dies R Us Anything Christmas

How is this for a Clean and Simple card?  I made the flowers using Sue Wilson's Festive Poinsettia Garland. I did some sponging on red card stock, shaped them and glued two of the flowers together and filled the center with prills. Then I placed them on the Memory Box Poinsettia Band and put some Nuvo Drops on the berries of the die.   I embossed a piece of white card with  a Crafter's Companion 3D embosiing folder and put the whole thing on a red card stock base. A sentiment from Elizabeth Crafts finished the design. 

Memory Box - Dies - Poinsettia Band (NEW)Memory Box Poinsettia Band

Sue Wilson Designs - Festive Collection - Poinsettia GarlandSue Wilson Poinsettia Garland

Elizabeth Craft Designs - Merry Christmas Elizabeth Craft Merry Christmsas

We hope you will join us for this challenge. If you do, you will have a chance to win a DRU gift certificate. If you have not signed up for e-mails you are missing lots of sales and new products being added to the store. So make sure you sign up.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Double D Run Rudolph

It is a good thing Rudolph likes snow because there is a lot of snow on this Mood Board from Double D Challenge Blog.  This time Diane has challenged us to use a deer on our card. 

I went for the cold snowy look. I forget where I got this die, but I think it is Penny Black.  I used distress ink for the background and liberally splattered glue mixed with water and covered it with glitter to get that snowy look. The sentiment is from PTI.  The frame is from Impression Obsession. 

We hope you will share your deer creations with  Double D Challenge Blog. One randomly chosen entry will win this cute deer die.

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Dies R Us Snowflakes

Where did November go?  Here it is the first of December and time for another challenge at  Dies R Us Challenge Blog.   The challenge is to use a snowflake somewhere on your card or project.  I used the Memory Box oval snowflake and a Cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder for my card. I love the Frantic Stamper Sweet Holly die. I cut it out in white and also in pink glitter paper. The die makes it easy to paper piece the different parts. 

Here are the dies I used for this project.  You can find them at the Dies R Us Store
Frantic Stamper - Dies - Sweet Holly SnowmanFrantic Stamper Sweet Holly

Memory Box - Dies - Batavia Snowflake OvalMemory Box
Impression Obsession - Dies - Merry ChristmasImpression Obsession Merry Christmas

We hope you will join us at  Dies R Us Challenge Blog. One random entry will win a gift certificate from the store.