Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Double D Weddings

Hello,friends.  Just wanted you to know that my computer crashed and I am using a very old note book to make comments and write posts. It is slow  so I am learning to be patient...well sort of. My computer is being fixed (I hope) but I will lose all my programs and will have to start the download process again. Ugh. If you don't get any comments from me for awhile, you will know I quit being patient. Ok now the reason for this post.  Once again we have a fabulous inspiration board at Double D Challenge Blog.  It is all about weddings. 

For this card I started with a pretty piece of paper from PTI. the flowers and the lattice backgound reminded me of a garden wedding. I cut an oval from a piece of white card and then I covered that with Tutti Designs Rose frame. I finished it of with a scalloped frame from Gina Marie. I added a bride and groom from Frantic Stamper  and a Sue Wilson sentiment. 

The Design Team has put together some fabulous projects for this challenge. They have truly out done themselves, Go take a peek at  Double D . I can't wait to see our galley fill up with inspiration from you. 

Thursday, June 15, 2017


The new Challenge at Dies R Us is called Celebrations. like Graduations,Weddings, Summertime Birthdays & Anniversaries!  For this card, I started with 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 piece of card stock. I layered a Cheery Lynn Italian Flourish onto it and covered it with some velum,  
Next, I cut another piece of white card stock with an oval die. I used Frantic Stamper Elemental Ovals to create some oval frames to layer on top of the vellum. Next came the Blooming Flowers Frame topped with Lawn Fawn Stitched rectangles.

 I searched my flower box for flowers and found two flowers that I made awhile back from Cherry Lynn's Gardenia Strip, and layered that on top of Poppy Stamps Sylvan Sprig. 

 Memory Box - Dies - Blooming Flower Frame
   Cheery Lynn Designs - Italian Flourish Doily   

Cheery Lynn Designs - Gardenia Strip

Frantic Stamper - Dies - Bird On Pussywillow Branch

Poppystamps - Dies - Sylvan Sprig

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Double D Blue and White

The theme for the challenge at Double D Challenge Blog this time is blue and white. Each of the tiles on the mood board has wodnerful texture, dimensions, and  patterns

 A double Z fold card looks so impressive but they are easy to make and fun to do and since I have not done one for awhile I decided this was the perfect opportunity. I chose a PTI paper for patterns and added some die cuts over the paper for  more dimension and texture. A flower with homemade flower soft and a  happy birthday sentiment completed my card. 

Here is the prize for this Challenge. 

Our design team is going to WOW you again. They are such a fabulous group of designers. Head over to the Double D Challenge Blog and get inspired then join us with your blue and white design. 

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Dies R Us Masculine

The masculine challenge at Dies R Us came at a great time because I needed a birthday card for a great BIL.  I cut the Memory Box Deer Grove Oval from a piece of white card stock, then I used the negative and scored it on my score board and applied vintage photo and walnut distress inks directly to the paper. Next, I sponged a background using a mask for the moon and  sponging distress inks around it. I adheared that to the wood panel frame.    I cut another Memory Box Deer Grove Oval in Black and adheared that on top. That was glued onto a black card base. A Sue Wilson's Just  a Note die cut and some black enamel dots finished the card.

Sue Wilson Designs - Expressions Collection - Just A Note            Memory Box - Dies - Deer Grove Oval
Sue Wilson Just a Note                    Memory Box Deer Grove

The design team has some great masculine inspiration for you at Dies R Us    We are looking forward to seeing what you will create.


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Saturday, May 20, 2017

Sharon's Birthday

I had some time today so I looked at challenges and decided to make a card for the Scrapy Land Challenge Pearls and Lace and the Mod Squad Challenge Flower Frame Sentiment.  I started with a black card and cut and oval from the center using Spellbinders ovals. 

 I covered another piece of card with double sided adheasive and topped it with a Spellbinder's lattice  then poured some mimi pearls prills on top and burnished with my finger.

I topped that with Tutti Designs Rose Frame.  I started the floral arrangement with a Sylvan Sprig from Poppy Stamps and some flowersfrom Wild Orchid  A Frantic Stamper bird with a few pearl buds and a Sue Wilson sentiment finished the card. 

This is a card for a special friend whose favorite color is black. I hope she likes it. I will enter this at Scrapy Land Challenge and at the Mod Squad Challenge Blog  Flower Framed Sentiment. Itis fun to do challenges again. 

Friday, May 19, 2017

Made for a Challenge

It has been a long time since I have made a card for a chllenge so I decided I wanted to do that again. One of my favorite challenges is Poppy Stamps and their challenge this month is called Flower Power.  They have fabulous dies and this month they are giving away a gift certificate. This card  was fun  and easy because all of the pieces were in my left overs pile, some from my card class and some from other projects.The largest white frame was cut using Spellbinders Rectangular dies and the smaller scalloed frame is a Gina Marie Die. I used the Poppy Stamp Mod Flower die cuts  as a background behind the frames. I love the lacy look. I always keep an assortment of hand made flowers aaround. I made these using Heartfelt Creations Arianna Blooms that were embossed in white and sponged with distress inks and sprinkled with Prills.   The leafy background is Poppy Stamps Sylvan Sprig and the little bird is a Frantic Stamper Die. 

Image result for poppy stamps mod flower border                        

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Double D Challenge Blog Flowers Gallore

Time for another fun challenge at Double D Challenge Blog  that Darlene calls 
Flower GALORE. For this challenge you must use more than one flower. 

Look at all these amazing garden flowers. I love all the pictures and found it hard to decide between them, but I needed a birthday card for a friend who has a rustic barn like the one in the picture so I decided to use that for my inspiration. 


I started by scoring white card stock using my Score Pal then using a direct ink  to paper technique and  a couple of shades of brown distress ink. Then I embossed it with an embossing folder and added some black ink to high light the embossing.

 Next I used IO hydrangea die to cut three flower bases and about 200 little flowers that I sponged in shades of blue and purple.

I stamped the Stampendous jar with stayz on ink on  acetate and colored with markers. Then I used my die to cut the jar from white and the acetate. All that was left to do then was assemble the jar and flowers on the wood grained base.


 Working with Diane and Darlene  at DD  is a joy for all of  the team and the mood boards are fabulous inspiration. Go take a peek at what the talnted ladies on the team created for this challenge at Double D Challenge Blog. I know we are going to see some gorgeous creations from you and one randomly chosen person will win this wonderful flower die from Memory Box.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Dies R Us Shaped Cards

The Dies R Us challenge this time is shaped cards. I am always excited to use a die that has had minimal use again. I bought  these two dies to make a card for my husband's birthday a few years back and have used it occasionally but the shaped card challenge gave me a chance to use it again. I made a card and this little treat box for my husband's birthday this year. I will fill it with his favorite chocolate candies,  Since he loves anything to do with barns,  he will be excited. 

Here is the side view of the treat box. 

I used two dies from Elizabeth Crafts.

Elizabeth Craft Designs - Dies - Pop-It-Ups - Barn Pop StandElizabeth Craft Pop Up Barn

   Elizabeth Craft Designs - Dies - Hay There Pop Stand   Elizabeth Crafts Hay There 

Go over to Dies R Us  for inspiraion from the design team. Then make your own shaped design. You always inspire us.

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Double D Red White and Blue or Stars and Stripes

Diane  made this fun Mood board for us. I love red, white and blue together. For this challenge, you can use the colors or stars and stripes.


For my card I used the colors and stars and stripes. The papers are feebies from Gina K Designs. I cut the striped layer with a Gina Marie die that I have not used for awhile. Then I layered that on top of the blue star paper. I love to frame cards so I made a frame from some spellbinder dies.  Some Gina Marie leaves in blue and white a Cheery Lynn flourish and a My Favorite Things sunflower cut from red gingham paper and a Cheery Lynn Butterfly finished the design.

As always, the team has some fabulous inspiration for you at  Double D Challenge Blog.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Dies R Us Flowers Challenge

The New Challenge at Dies R US is all about flowers.  I decided to feature this lovely sentiment by IO. I stamped it on some vellum with versa mark and embossed it with white powder. I cut a card base in Lovely Lavender by PTI and put the vellum on top.  Next I cut the Frantic Stamper Elemental Ovals and framed the sentiment. I cut part of the Tutti design Lily of the Valley away so I could shape it to fit the Frantic Stamper oval. The card was then framed with Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangles. Some flowers from Wild Iris added the finishing touches. 


                                   Tutti Designs - Dies - Lily Of The Valley FrameTutti Lily of the Valley

      Frantic Stamper - Dies - Elementals #12 - OvalsFrantic Stamper Elemental Ovals

There is some fabulous inspiration over at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog so go take a peek then create your own flower design. You always inspire us. 

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Double D Challenge Blog Silhouttes

Don't you just love this mood board that Darlene put together for us.  The one thing they all had in common is a colorful sky so that is where I took my inspiration.

  I inked a piece of card with a distress inks using a mask to make the moon.  The background is actually much brighter,but despite numerous attempts it always looks washed out in the pictures. I have had this Die Namites die for months but this is the first time I have used it. It was perfect for this challenge. Of course, I had to use my new favorite die from Tuttie Designs to surround the window like lace curtains. Really simple card using only two dies and some inks but great for all your cat loving friends.    

If you link up a project at Double D, you will have a chance to win the darling set of Frantic Stamper dies. 

The team has put together some fabulous inspiration for you. Go take a look over at

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Dies R Us Tag

It is time for a new challenge at Dies R Us. This time we are challenging you to make a tag. I had a pretty piece of water colored paper in my scrap basket in orange and yellow so I began with that. I cit the Elizabeth Crafts Die in white and in the water colored paper. 

I wanted something more  on the bottom part of the tag and noticed I had already cut the iron gate from Diversions for a project that ended up going a different direction so I put that on top of the tag and it fit perfectly. I just had to trim the top and feet, A Die Namics flourish , some Memory Box Tall Choloe and some flowers and ribbon from my stash and I was done.  The DRU team  team has some fabulous Inspiration for you so be sure to check it out. We are looking forward to seeing you tags. 

Elizabeth Craft Designs - Tags & More 5 - SunburstDie-Versions - Whispers - Iron Gates

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