Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Double D All White

 Isn't this a classy looking Mood Board from Darlene? All the textures, dimension and movement of the designs make each picture a delight.   All white is the challenge this week at Double D Challenge Blog and as always the team has some fabulous inspiration for you.             


I took my inspiration mostly from the appliqued flowers and the cupcakes.

I started with a white card base and added a Spellbinders lattice die cut followed by another piece of white card. I cut an  oval from another piece of card stock and  topped it with Tutti Designs Rose frame and a Gina Marie scalloped frame.  A sentiment from Sue Wilson and some roses from Wild Orchid and a Cherry Lynn butterfly finished this all white card. Hope to see some fabulous designs from all of you at Double D Challenges

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Anything Goes with Dies

This is a card for my niece,Stephanie, who loves the beach , watermelon, drinks with umbrellas and beer. I decided to make her this twist pop up card featuring her favorite things.  

You can't see the texture and dimension in this card from the photo of the entire card.

I added Liquid applique to the beer mugs to look like foam. 

Some prills around the watermelon and Wink of Stella to give it some shine. 

Some sand colored flower soft adds texture around the chair.  This was time consuming but fun to make. 

You can find the dies I used at the Dies R Us Store. 

    Cheery Lynn Designs - Summer Drink Set      Cheery Lynn Summer Drink

Impression Obsession - Dies - Alphabet Typewriter UCImpression Obsession Alphabet

Impression Obsession - Dies - Beach UmbrellaImpression Obsession Beach Umbrella

Impression Obsession - Dies - Beach ChairsImpression Obsession Beach Chairs

Cheery Lynn Designs - Happy Cheery Lynn Happy
Cheery Lynn Designs - Birthday Cheery Lynn Birthday

Go take a peek at what the design team has created for this challenge at Dies R Us Challenge Blog.
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Sunday, August 6, 2017

Christmas Ornament

I have not played along in a challenge for while so I decided to look for an interesting one. I found this at the Impression Obsession Blog. It seemed like a good idea to get a start on my Christmas cards so I decided this was a perfect challenge.

I  started with the IO snow flake background and put it to of some double sided adhesive. I applied some Nuvo gilding flakes to that. then I cut the IO fancy Ornament in white and a plain circle in gold glitter  card stock and layered them together. I used three IO pine branches two underneath and one on top and ties a little ribbon on the top. Wallah!!!! One Christmas card completed. 

Pine Branch DieImpression Obsession Pine Branch

Impression Obsession Fancy Ornament

 Impression Obsession Snowflake Background

I will also enter this at Scrapyland Anything Goes Challenge. 

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Double D Challenge Blog Tan Neutrals with Texture

Diane has challenged us to Use Tan Neutrals and add some texture to our projects for the challenge this time. Adding texture to a design also gives it a sense of dimension without necessarily adding bulk to the card. There are so many ways to add texture to a card with all the amazing embossing folders, embossing paste. glitter. beads, lace, burlap.... and the list goes on. 

After I saw this amazing Mood Board,  I went digging through my stash to see what I could use and I found a roll of burlap covered with lace,  a burlap flower,  and a button that would work. 

This card because  was so  quick (five minutes) and easy, but I thought it captured the essence of the mood board.

Gina K Kraft card base
PTI  designer paper
burlap with lace and a burlap flower from the Dollar Store
IO Wheat die.
Buttons from stash.
Ailene's tacky glue.

Head on over to the Double D Blog and look at all the beautiful designs from the team. We are so grateful to all of you for making this blog so successful and fun. Your designs always inspire us. One randomly drawn entry will win  embossing folders that are perfect for adding texture to your designs.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Summertime Fun at Dies R Us

The challenge at Dies R Us is called Summertime Fun. What could be more fun than a ride in a balloon? Every time I see a hot air balloon the lyrics to Up Up and Away... goes live in my head. I am sure some of my blogging buddies are old enough to remember that 60's song. I did some paper piecing  to create the red and blue balloons, added  a sun, some clouds, and rolling hills.  I felt it was missing something to ground it so I added a sentiment with letters cut from IO alphabet die. 

Cheery Lynn Designs - Hot Air BalloonsCheery Lynn Hot Air Balloons

Impression Obsession - Dies - Alphabet Typewriter UCImpression Obsession Alphabets

Impression Obsession - Dies - CloudsImpression Obsession clouds

Lawn Fawn - Stitched Hillside Pop-Up Dies  Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside

We hope you will join us at Dies R Us Challenge Blog with your version of Summertime Fun. The team will select the top three entries,but one of you will have a chance to win a gift certificate to the Dies R Us Store.

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Double D Black and White with a Pop of Clolor

Are you ready for another fabulous Mood Board from Darlene. Bright colors really pop off a black and white background. The balloons, butterfly and flowers  are real attention grabbers.  Your job is to be inspired by the board and create your project and share it with us at Double D Challenge Blog.                         

Here is my card for the challenge. I started with some paper from PTI. Then I cut a white panel and die cut both ends with Sue Wilson's  Gemini Centaurus  dies. I cut a band of black card and ran it through my Fiscar's crimper. Some Spellbinders leaves and daisy and a MFT leafy swirls finished the design.

My fabulous teammates have created some beautiful designs for your inspiration. You can see them at Double D Challenge Blog .

Sue Wilson Designs - Gemini Dies - CentaurusSue Wilson Gemini Centaurus

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Dies R Us Die Cut Sentiment

The new challenge at Dies R Us is  making a die cut sentiment the focal image. I decided to make a shaker window for the Cheery Lynn Your Are Awesome die.  


 I used the smooshing technique with water and distress inks. Then I die cut the panel with the Frantic Stamper Chevron Die. The great thing about this die is the other half can be used on another project. I followed the usual steps for a shaker card then adhered that to a 5 1/2 by 4 1/4 Swiss dot embossed panel. That was attached to an A2 card base. I shaped and  sponged the flowers from Cheery Lynn Floral Bouquet and placed them on some leaves. 

The Dies R Us team has some fabulous inspiration for you on the Dies R Us Challenge Blog .

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Double D Challenge Blog Pastels

I am so excited that Judy Woodland is joining our team at DD. Judy and I have been been
on-line friends for several years.  We share thought, ideas and techniques. You will love her work.

I know all of you agree with me that Darlene and Diane create the most fabulous mood boards,and this one is no exception.   I love pastel colors and was drawn to the rolls of  material in the soft colors.  One of the things I enjoy most about being on this team is that I tend to use dies and stamps that need some love. I remembered a MFT  die that I have not used in ages. It worked well to imitate the rolls of material.



Here is my card. I die cut the MFT cover plate several times in different colors of PTI papers.  I now have enough parts to make several cards.

The side panel is a Frantic Stamper die that I embossed with Swiss Dots embossing folder. Some Heartfelt Creations Arianna Blossoms and Sue Wilson Dandelion Cocks and assorted pastel leaves finished the project.

Visit the DD Challenge  for inspiration from the team and then create your pastel project. One randomly drawn entry will win this fabulous flower die. YOU inspire us!!

As usual the team will WOW you with their creative pastel cards. Go take a look at all their gorgeous pastel cards at Double D Challenge Blog

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Dies R Us Layers

The new Challenge at Dies R Us is all about layers. Those of you who visit my blog regularly know that I am not a big fan of layering.... yeah, right. In fact, I did a similar card for the last challenge, but I wanted to show how nicely the flower frame from Memory Box inks using the die as a stencil. 

 I started with a plain piece of white card and layered it with Memory Box Country Rose die cut and added velum on top. I cut an oval from PTI  blueberry sky card stock and layered that onto the velum.    Next came the Memory Box Flower Frame then Lawn Fawn Stitched Frame. I use Poppy Stamps Sylvan Sprig, a Cheery Lynn butterfly and a Frantic Stamper Bird on a Willow Branch with a few flowers from my stash on the side.  A pretty Sue Wilson sentiment that I cut three times and layered together finished my card. 

The team has some awesome inspiration for you at the Dies R Us Challenge Bog and if you link up your layered card you might be the lucky winner of a credit at the Dies R Us Store.  Thanks for stopping by.

Dies from DRU
Memory Box Blooming Flower Frame
Frantic Stamper Bird on a Pussy Willow Branch
Poppy Stamps Sylvan Sprig
Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangles
Cheery Lynn Butterfly
Sue Wilson My Friend
Memory Box English Rose


In case you missed the June 15th DRU card I did using almost all the same dies and techniques, here it is.


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