Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Double D Friends

We're all about friends over at Double D Challenge Blog this time. Isn't this a fun mood board?  

For my card, I used this cute Friendly Squirrel Collage die from Memory Box. 

I used some PTI designer paper and a Frantic Stamper edger. The flower and the heart are from Cheery Lynn.

Lots of friend inspiration over at Double D Challenge Blog. Hope you will join us for this challenge.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Impression Obsession Pink and Green

I had some time to play today and looked for challenges. Impression Obsession has a pink and green challenge and I just got a new cover a card rose stamp from them. I decided to emboss it in white and sponge it with some Distress Oxide ink. I dug out my Fiscars crimper and grabbed a couple of paper doilies.


Here are the IO products I used for this challenge. 

IO sketched roses

IO leafy branches

 IO straberries

Impression Obsession - Dies - Layered Floral SetIO floral 

IO Wishes stamp stamp and  die

Sunday, April 15, 2018

DRU Spring time

A new challenge starts today at DIES R US.   I know that in may parts of the country you are longing for spring to really arrive. Maybe making a spring card will make it seem like spring.  I love the rose frame from Tutti Designs and use it a lot. This time I used my Distress Oxide inks (available at the DRU store) to make a colorful background. Flowers always remind me of spring and I always make sure that I have plenty of home made ones on hand for projects. 

These are the dies I used to create this card. 

Check out the spring creations from the DIES R US design team and create your own springtime card fora chance to win a gift card from DRU.

Friday, April 6, 2018

Poppy Stamps Frame It

I had some time to play this week so I thought I would join in on a few challenges.  This one is for   Poppy Stamp Framed Challenge. I made a similar card a few yeas ago but i made some changes to this one. I had this water colored scrap in my scrap box and decided to Frame it.  I cut two pf the Mod Flower borders. I used one along the side and part of another on the top. I topped that with peach colored frame I cut with a Spellbinders die then put the frantic Stamper Frame on top of that.  I love these cute hummingbirds and the Friends was left over from a different project. 

Poppy Stamps Large Iceland Poppy
Poppy Stamps Mod Flower Border
Poppy Stamps Little Hummingbirds
Frantic Stamper Frame
Tutti Designs Friends

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Double D Twine

   Are you ready for another fun challenge at Double D Challenge Blog.   It is all about twine this time. Although I love ribbon and twine, I seldom use it on my cards so this was fun for me.   I really planned a nautical design, but I could not find my blue and white baker's twine. I used the red and white and suddenly it became all about Christmas for me.                                   

I cut a circle frame using two different sizes of Spellbinder's circle dies. To give it stability I cut it two more times and glued them together. I wrapped some twine around it. Then I went over the top of that with some baker's twine and made a bow for the bottom. My Fiskar's  paper crimper added some texture to a plain white card stock piece and some snow flakes and sequins added a bit of texture and interest. The cute pelicans are from Cottage Cutz.

We are looking forward to seeing what you will create for your Twine creation.The design team always has trouble picking the top three because there are so many fabulous creations. Be sure to check out the inspiration from the team at Double D Challenge Blog

Monday, April 2, 2018

Give Thanks

I made another card for my computer today. I figured out what was wrong with it and have been able to navigate around the problem. So I am Giving Thanks. Since I made the card,  I thought I would enter it in the Impression Obsession Pick a Holiday Challenge.

Here are the IO dies I used.

Impression Obsession - Dies - Ornate Oval Frame Impression Obsession Ornate Oval

     IO Leafy Branches

          IO strawberry Set

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Dies R Us Birthday Wishes

Time for a new challenge over at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog. The Challenge is everyone's favorite Anything Goes. The only requirement is to use a die from a company Dies R Us carries. The store has all the major brands so that will be easy.  If you have not checked the store lately, drop by and see all the new products they are carrying.  

I made this card for one of my Double D team mates, Vicki Robertson.  Vicki is so talented and always there to lend me a helping hand. Take some time and treat yourself by checking out Vicki's Blog

Here are the dies I used to make this card.

Memory Box - Dies - Open Studio - Wrapped Scalloped RectanglesMemory Box Wrapped Scalloped Rectangles

Cheery Lynn Designs - Daisy StripCheery Lynn Daisy Strip

Elizabeth Craft Designs - Dies - Ostrich FernElizabeth Craft Ostrich Fern
Cheery Lynn Designs - Birthday Wishes CircleCheery Lynn Birthday Wishes Circle
Impression Obsession - Dies - Ornate Oval FrameImpression Obsession Ornate Oval Frame

 I added some dimension to the card by gluing several die cuts together. I added a couple of my homemade flowers and a few sequins to make what I think is a pretty card.  

We can't wait to see what you will create for this Anything Goes Challenge. Check out the designs from the rest of the team before you do. Dies R Us Challenge Blog.

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Get Well Soon Bears

I have been having computer issues lately and have not been able to comment on some of my favorite blogs.  If you have not seen any comments from me on your blogs, I have not deserted you, I just can't comment. My hope is that I will get it fixed soon. In the meantime, I am visiting your blogs and praising your work you just can't hear me.  I made this card for my computer, but I will probably send it to an ailing friend. I will enter this in Scrapyland Anything Goes Challenge. 


This is what I used to make the card. 
Sue Wilson Shadow Box 
Frantic Stamper Tissue Box 
Frantic Stamper Get Well Soon 
Cottage Cutz Bear Patient
Cottage Cutz First Aid.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Double D Just Wing It

Just Wing It is the brand new challenge at Double D Challenge Blog. Look at the fabulous Mood board Darlene created for us.When I looked at this mood board, I knew exactly what I wanted to do. I loved the beautiful white dove with the rays of light shining down on it, and I had the perfect die to fit the image.

 Alas and alac, I hated the card when I finished with it so I went in  another direction.

 I did have an IO sentiment that suited the challenge beautifully so I started with that. I stamped it on a panel I had sponged with distress oxide inks. I cut the Memory Box Deer Grove Oval twice from black card stock and backed it with the sentiment panel. I put that on the Memory Box Wrapped Scalloped Rectangles die cut that was placed on a blue card base. I added the fairy and a few flowers and I was done. 
Everyone loves a prize so one person who creates a project for this challenge will be randomly selected to win this Frantic Stamper die.

The team has fabulous Wing It inspiration for you at Double D Challenge Blog.

Here is the first card I made for this challenge. It did not turn out like the vision in my head, but that happens sometimes. 

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Dies R Us Frame It

The 15th of the month and time for a fun challenge at Dies R Us Challenge Blog called Frame It. 

I love this Memory Box frame. It cuts, embosses and allows you to use it as a stencil  while it is in the die.  I cut a piece of white card with the floral frame die and backed it with a sponged background.  I put the floral frame on top and inlaid  flower petals and leaves. 

These are the dies I used for the card. 
Cheery Lynn Designs - Hugs Mix & MatchCheery Lynn Hugs
Memory Box - Dies - Floral Bloom Oval FrameMemory Box Floral Frame Oval

Memory Box - Dies - Delicate Flower FrameMemory Box Delicate Flower

The team has some wonderful ideas on how to use a frame on your card so go visit Dies R Us Challenge Blog and then play along with us, one random winner will receive a gift certificate from the store.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

When Skies are Grey

Who knew that grey could be so pretty? Diane did when she decided upon this theme.  This board is full of pattern texture and dimension. I did not pick one frame but all of them and tried to get different textures, patterns and dimensions.   


Grey seemed a perfect color for a sympathy card, and sadly I have been needing more and more of them. The Frantic Stamper Die Frame Die is the perfect combination of different textures so I added dimension between the layers. A simple flower and a sentiment from Our Daily Bread finished the card.

If you participate in the challenge, you will have a chance to win this fabulous die. As usual the team has so many different and wonderful takes on this challenge so go take a look at DD Challenge Blog.
We want to see your Shades of Grey. 


Thursday, March 1, 2018

Dies R Us Pastels

Where did February go? Here it is the first of March and another great challenge at 

I am trying to replenish my stash of get well and sympathy cards. In the evenings, I spend time with hubby in front of TV and during that time I sponge and shape flowers in different colors so I have them on hand for projects like this one. 

 I started with a lilac card base and added some PTI designer paper on the top and glued a Frantic Stamper Lattice Edger to the bottom of the DP.  I dressed up the card with some twine and lace then added my flowers and greens. The get well by Frantic Stamper was added to the sides of the flowers. 

Here are the Dies available from the  DRU STORE

Frantic Stamper - Dies - Lovely Arched Loop Edger & Lattice InsertFrantic Stamper Looped Lattice Edger

Frantic Stamper - Dies - Get Well SoonFrantic Stamper Get Well Soon

Cheery Lynn Designs - Floral Bouquet Kit   Cheery Lynn Floral Bouquet

The design team knows how to use pastel colors so check out their designs at Dies R Us Challenge Blog. Now think pastels and WOW  us with your fabulous designs. 

ery Lynn Floral

Saturday, February 24, 2018

IO Birthday Wishes

I made this spring birthday for my friend to give to her daughter. I decided to make a Z fold summer scene. I used lots of IO dies for this card. You might not recognize the tree because I cut it away from it's out side frame, I used some flower soft to make it look like it was in bloom. I used the flowers from the hydrangea for the flowers along the fence. My friend was pleased with the outcome.  I will enter this in the Impression Obsession Birthday Wishes Challenge and Scrapy Land Anything Goes.

These are the IO Dies and stamps I used. 
Sea Birds - DIE078-F

Fence Trio Die Set - DIE034-U
Beadh chairDIE190-C 
grass border- DIE060-I
Clouds  DIE068-A
Bird house set DIE156-H
Mini cats  DIE328-G
Tree Frame DIE205-YY
Hydrangea Set - DIE044-Y

CL342 Clear stamp set

Friday, February 23, 2018

PTI Frame It

The challenge at PTI this week is   Framing Sentiments and Images .   I love working with frames so this was right up my alley. I decided to keep this one simple. I cut a white panel from PTI  Mix and Match Pinked edged die and stamped the sentiment from the PTI Choose Joy stamp set. I mounted it on a black card base.  The rest of the card was assembled quickly because they were left over from other projects. The lavender frame around the sentiment is from Frantic Stamper, the leaves from Altenew and the flowers from IO strawberry set. 

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Double D Woodland Creatures

  Wait until you see the team's take on this fun Mood Board that Dar created for us at Double D Challenge Blog.  I took my inspiration from the deer and the greens in the photos.                   


I don't have many animal dies or stamps, but I did get this Memory Box Deer Grove Oval die last fall. I needed something for guy cards and this was perfect. I now have another card done that is perfect for a good friend's birthday. I did cut the oval three times for more dimension. 


Create your woodland creature card and link it up with us at Double D Challenge Blog for a chance to win these cute characters.