It is time for a new challenge at Peace on Earth Challenge Blog. I took inspiration from the blue pine cones and the cabin and snowman.
Sunday, October 17, 2021
Friday, October 15, 2021
Another Anything Goes Challenge begins today at DRU Challenge Blog. I have another Birthday card. I usually send out about 7 Birthday cards each month so when I have a chance at an Anything Goes Challenge I think Birthday. I love a surprise pop up card and this die really makes it easy. If you don't get the news letter from DRU, you need to sign up. There are so many special sales and several times a year the store offers a sale on some of the European Dies like this one. The DRU STORE also carries a variety of inks and other tools at great prices. This die comes in one piece and you just pop it out. I cut it once from white and once from silver glitter paper and inlaid the silver into the cut out areas. Super easy. In fact, I bought a few more of these dies that you will be seeing soon.
This die comes in one piece and you just pop it out. I cut it once from white and once from silver glitter paper and inlaid the silver into the cut out areas. Super easy. In fact, I bought a few more of these dies that you will be seeing soon.
Wednesday, October 6, 2021
Time for a new challenge at Double D Challenge Blog. We all about Owls and Pumpkins this time. I searched through my stash of dies and stamps and did not have one owl, Thank goodness I did have quite a few pumpkins, and fall is definitely pumpkin time. Now Diane has gathered some unique looking owls for you on this mood board. I can't wait to see what you all design for this fun challenge.
The pumpkins are from Poppy stamps. I cut them from orange paper and did some shading with distress inks. The background die cut was a gift from a friend....thanks Barb.... and it was perfect for this card. I believe it is an older PTI die. The flower is from IO.
Sunday, October 3, 2021
The frame and both set of birds are from Impression Obsession.
Friday, October 1, 2021
Thursday, September 30, 2021
The Double D's , Diane and Darlene decided they needed ONE more Blog to host so they decided on a Christmas Theme. We all need help to keep us from putting off the Christmas Cards until the last minute. This is an Anything Goes Christmas Challenge. The girls have created a Mood Board for the challenges, but any Christmas themed project is perfect. If you have made some Christmas cards already, just snap a picture and upload it to the Blog. The first Challenge will begin on Sunday, October 3rd so be sure to look for it.
Challenges will run thru the THURSDAY prior to the next new challenge. We hope you join us.
Other fun Blogs hosted by Diane and Dar.
A winner's post will go live the day before (Saturday) the next challenge.
Your projects can be ANYTHING as long as they are CHRISTMAS themed. We look forward to inspiration from you.
Wednesday, September 15, 2021
I hope you will join us for this challenge at DRU Challenge Blog. Just remember to use a brand of die sold at the DRU Store. We hope you will join us.
This month is just flying by. It will officially fall in a week and the leaves will be turning all the magnificent colors. Our Mood board provides many leave and colors, but I chose the orange and red colors on the bottom for my inspiration.
As you can see, I added a bit of blue to it. The designer paper is from Honey Bee and the die cut is PTI. I have tons of leaf dies so I am not sure which one I used under the floral arrangement, but the flowers are from my stash of homemade flowers.Double D Challenge Blog for a chance to win this wonderful leaf die from Impression Obsession.
Impression Obsession - Dies - Small Leaf Set
Wednesday, September 1, 2021
Time for another fun challenge at Double D. For this challenge you just need to create a project with a tail. Here are some ideas from the Mood Board.
Years ago I bought these dies to make a special card for my husband, Steve. He loved cows, horses, barns, tractors and gardens so I bought these Karen Burniston dies to make a special card for him. The card I made for him was a pop up card and he was really impressed. I never told him how much that card cost me to make. The barn, fence and cow came to about $50 dollars. Thankfully, I found several other ways to use these dies so it was not just for one card. For this card, I also used some IO pumpkins and a Frantic Stamper Tree. Notice the other cow at the back of the barn. I think that is an Amy design. A little flower soft on the tree made the look of fall complete.
On a side note
After being stationed in Okinawa for three years, our next tour was Sumter, South Carolina. Our kids were 7 years old, and Steve really wanted to raise them on a small family farm because he felt that instilled a love of nature, wholesome atmosphere, and a good work ethic. We bought a small 6 acre farm and started a very different life. We had a family milk cow, pigs, chickens, turkeys, goats, and horses. We had a garden where we raised enough vegetables to feed us for the whole year and the best cantaloupes and watermelon I have ever eaten. We also had access to wild black berries, a blueberry farm and peach orchard. We ate well. We made our own butter and homemade ice cream so our grocery bills were very reasonable. Our kids still remember these times fondly. We were stationed there for six years so many of their formative years were spent on the farm.
Kim milking the family cow.
Karen Burniston Pop Up Coffee Cup
Wednesday, August 18, 2021
Sunday, August 15, 2021
A new challenge starts today at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog as usual it is Anything Goes as long as you use at least one metal die that is sold by a company that the DRU STORE carries. I love using Karen Burniston Pop up dies. I won't lie, they do take extra effort, but the WOW factor is worth it. This card took me about an hour to make, but since the recipient was one of my favorite people and a fabulous mentor, It was worth the time. My flowers and greenery all came from a stash I keep or it would have taken a lot longer.
Tuesday, August 10, 2021
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Be ready to be Inspired.
Wednesday, August 4, 2021
If you join us for the challenge, you have a chance to win this fun jar set. Look at all the fun items you can add to the jar.
Head on over to Double D Challenge Blog and check out the inspiration. We are always impressed with your entries.
Sunday, August 1, 2021
Wednesday, July 21, 2021
Time is moving so quickly this summer. It is the second Wednesday of the month and time for a new challenge at Double D Challenge Blog Here is our colorful Mood Board for the challenge.
My approach to this challenge was different for this challenge. I looked at the colors and then went through my papers. I picked the blue and orange paper because of the colors of the beach balls and cool pops. It also reminded me of all the swirls in the string on shells.
I used this fabulous balloon stamp and die from Stampin' Up. It is one of my go to birthday sets. It is so easy to create this wow factor. Check our the colorful entries from the team at Double D Challenge Blog the create your own Colors of Summer entry. If you enter these Nuvo inks could be yours.
Thursday, July 15, 2021
Wednesday, July 7, 2021
Gingham is always so fresh and pretty. This Double D Challenge mood bord has so many fabulous colors of gingham and our challenge to you is to use gingham on your card.
I made this little note book for my great niece's (Samantha) birthday. I decided to personalize it with her name and since her family loves gnomes, I added these little gnomes all dressed in gingham. The inside has a notebook and a pen is on the side.
Thursday, July 1, 2021
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
When you think about summer, what comes to mind? Maybe water activities, going to the beach or lake, or relaxing at a mountain cabin. When I think of summer, I think of the ocean and beaches. We lived in Okinawa, Japan for three years and rented a house on the ocean. During low tides, on summer afternoons and evenings we would grab our buckets and go shelling. So when I see sea shells, I am reminded of those relaxing times on the beach. Do you suppose the little girl in the Mood Board picture is going to look for shells to put in her bucket?
Here is a picture of my daughter and me about 45 years ago. The note on the back of the picture reads "Me and Jenny after an afternoon of shelling on the beach." (She wants to make a shell necklace).
* Notice the pink bucket.
I decided to use a sea shell set I just got from Stampin Up for this challenge. This is my card for the challenge.
It is so much prettier IRL. The embossing is so deep and there is so much texture. I embossed a black piece of card stock with the embossing folder. Next I cut some light green paper and some pink card stock with the die. I was not sure which color I wanted to use. I sponged some tattered rose distress ink on the pink panel and then ran it through the embossing folder. I did the same with the green piece. I decided to use the pink, but laid it aside with the green. Then I decided to use them both and off set the green slightly. It gave more dimension. Both were layered on the black panel that was placed on a pink card base. The sentiment also comes from the same set.
We hope you will join us for the Signs of Summer challenge and a chance to win this cute die set.
The Double D Challenge Blog team has lots of inspiration as usual, so head on over and take a look.