Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Double D Silhouettes

Time for another fun challenge at Double D Challenge Blog.

Link up and one random winner can win this prize.This time it is all about silhouettes.

Use a silhouette as the focus of your project.


I don't think there is any question about what inspired me for this challenge.  I used a few layers but for me this is CAS.  I have friends that can make CAS look fabulous... but it is not my talent. I did some sponging and used the IO bird on a branch.

I am looking forward to inspiration from you.... The design team, as usual, has done a fabulous job. Go take a look  at Double D Challenge Blog.

Link up and one random winner can win this prize.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Dies R Us pumpkins or apples

Pumpkins and/or Apples
I live in a small farm community and I am surrounded by roadside stands that sell their homegrown produce. Strawberries, blueberries, peaches, cherries,walnuts,pecans, almonds, prunes and plums, tomatoes, cucumbers to name a few  are available.  I even have a winery, and home made candy company withing seven minutes of my home. I live next door to a walnut orchard so after the harvest, I have permission to glean the orchard and gather enough walnuts to last until next year. We have two major pumpkin festivals in my neighborhood ans we have two fun weekends for the entire county to enjoy.   So this truck full of pumpkins is something I will be seeing from now until Halloween.

I started with a Chepo Truck and filled it with some IO pumpkins.  The tree is another IO die that actually comes with a bride and goom and another tree. I just used part tof the die cut from Kraft card stock.  I added a little orange to the leaves. A few IO clouds and birds and a frame finished my card.

Impression Obsession - Dies - All-In-One Frames - Rectangles 2Impression Obsession All in One Frames

Impression Obsession - Dies - Bride & Groom FrameImpression Obsession Bride and Groom Frame

Impression Obsession - Dies - CloudsImpression Obssession Clouds

Impression Obsession - Dies - Pumpkin PatchImpression Obssession Pumpkins

Impression Obsession - Dies - Sea BirdsImpression Obssession Birds

Cheapo Dies - Loads Of Love Chepo Loads of Love

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Double D Orange and White

Orange and White..that's it!
This mood board is just full of texture, dimension and sweet patterns. I love the Mood Boards that Dar and Diane provide for us. I always come away with so many ideas and have to chose one for the challenge. 

 I love the stack of pretty material tied with a bow so I used the top piece of material with the orange background and white leaves for my inspiration.  I started with Canyon Clay PTI  card stock and  topped an IO leafy background die. Then I framed it with a Lawn Fawn frame. The frame for the Sue Wilson Just a Note die was left over from an IO an Ornate Oval Day. An Elizabeth Craft Shasta Daisy and some IO Wheat and a couple of white dies from Sue Wilson's Festive Garland finish off this card. 

If you play along with us at Double D Challenge Blog for our orange challenge, you could win this great Cottage Cutz die.

I bought all these Dies from the Dies R Us Store

Lawn Fawn - Reverse Stitched Scalloped Rectangle Windows DiesLawn Fawn Reversed Scallop Rectangles

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

Sue Wilson Designs - Expressions Collection - Just A NoteSue Wilson Just a Note

Impression Obsession - Dies - Ornate Oval FrameImpression Obsession Ornate Oval

Impression Obsession - Dies - Leafy BackgroundImpression Obsession Leafy Background.

Elizabeth Craft Designs - Dies - Shasta DaisyElizabeth Craft Shasta Daisy

Impression Obsession - Dies - WheatImpression Obsession

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Dies R Us Anything Goes

I love cards that have a WOW factor when you open them so the Karen Burniston  Pop and Twist die is perfect for me. I made this type of card from scratch before Karen released the die set.  I cannot believe how easy it is to create the card using the die especially if you watch her video HERE.

So we hope you will join us for our Any Thing Goes Challenge at Dies R Us Challenge Blog

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Double D Sentiment

Happy third Wednesday of the month.  The third Wednesday means a new challenge at  Double D Challenge Blog.
A sentiment must be the FOCUS of your project

I love this sentiment from Impression Obsession so that was my starting point. Since the sentiment refers to birds, I wanted to use some birds on my card.   I just got these two sweet bird dies from the Dies R Us Store  so I decided I would use them.

 I cut an aperture with a Sue Wilson die from blue card stock so I could place the gold embossed sentiment behind the aperture.  I sponged a little bit of distress ink around the sentiment. I backed the birds with some blue card stock to make the lacy parts show up better.  A few Heartfelt flowers from my stash finished my card.

                        Precious Marieke Happy Birdie


                  Precious Marieke Spring Birds

We would love to see how you would make the  sentiment the STAR of your card.  We hope you will join us at   Double D Challenge Blog.

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Dies R Us Planes, Trains, Automobiles

We have a new challenge,planes, trains, automobiles,starting today at Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  I made this simple card with two Chepo Dies. I cut the palm tree die from brown, yellow, and green and did some paper piecing. 

We hope you will join us for this challenge and a chance to win a gift certificate for the Dies R Us Store

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Double D Featured

A new challenge starts at Double D Challenge Blog today. And with the challenge comes another fun Mood Board.

Choose an object from the mood board and make it the 'feature' on your card.


I chose the butterfly and tulip quilt. I just got the tulip die from Penny Black and was anxious to use it.  I added some color with markers and then did a little shaping. 

I sponged the butterfly frame from Memory Box with distress ink while it was still in the die to get some color on some of the butterflies. I added a little twine around the tulips to tie it together. The DD team has some fabulous inspiration for you on the blog. We hope you will join us for this challenge at  Double D Challenge Blog.

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Dies R Us Nature

It is the first of September and time for  a new challenge at Dies R Us Challenge Blog. The challenge this time is nature which includes so many different aspects. 
I have had this Frantic Stamper die for about five years and still love it.  I usually make two or three cards with it every year because it  creates a beautiful scene.  Trees, rabbits, birds are all included in the die for the natire challemge.   I added a moon and some snowfall to complete the winter scene  and nature challenge. 

These are the dies I used to create this nature scene. 

We hope you will join us with a nature inspired creation of your own. The DRU team is always inspired by you. 

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Double D Pearls

Today starts another fabulous challenge at Double D Challenge Blog. Time to bring out the bling,and use pearls, gems or rhinestones in your project.  I needed a wedding card so I decided to use this challenge as a stepping stone for that card. I love pearls and decided that would be my gem of choice.  Take your cue from this beautiful design board. 


  I created  this easel  card for a couple who had an out door ceremony so I tried to mimic some trees and an arch. I cut an oval from the center of a blue panel and backed it with vellum, Next  I added an IO  tree frame,   I topped the entire frame with a PTI floral frame and added a Frantic Stamper bride and groom with a Sue Wilson sentiment on top. This was fun to make. I love layering. 

We hope you will join us for this challenge at Double D Challenge Blog.  Without you, we have no purpose.

Thursday, August 15, 2019


Time for another fun challenge at Dies R us Challenge Blog.  Our theme this time is SPORTS. I have several gal pals who like to golf so I will use this for one of their birthdays. 

I cut and oval from a piece of blue card stock and then embossed it. I backed that with the Memory Box Golf Club Landscape and Deer Grove Oval  In front of that,  I used the grass from Paper Rose Grass and flower. A little Memory Box golf cart and the Tutti Designs golf bag completed the card. 

Memory BoxGolf Club Landscape

  Golf Club Landscape

We hope you will join us for this challenge and a chance for one randomly chosen  person to win a gift certificate from the Dies R Us Store.  

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Dies R Us Bright Colors

We have a different type of challenge at  DIES R US CHALLENGE BLOG starting today.  It is all about bright colors. My husband loves all animals but has had a special relationship with horses and all things cowboy for years so I made this for his birthday.  I sponged some card stock with distress oxide inks to make a background for the fabulous die that does all the work.  To complete the scene, I used some bird dies from Sue Wilson's Island Paradise. I know he will love this card.  

Paper Rose - Dies - Stockman With HorsePaper Rose Stockman with Horse

Birds from Sue Wilson Island Paradise

So check out the Design Team on the  DIES R US CHALLENGE BLOG and pick some bright colors and  join our challenge. One random entry in the challenge  will win a gift certificate to the Dies R Us Store . Your creativity always amazes us.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Double D Birthday

The Mood Board at Double D Challenge Blog is full of fun birthday images.  I loved the pink and green color scheme with the balloons and I had the perfect papers and dies for that image.

I needed a cart for my 11 year old great niece, Samantha. What kid doesn't like balloons? 

I used the Stampin' Up balloon die and some alphabet dies to make it more personal. I also used some pink glitter card stock to add some sparkle. In retrospect I wish I would have used plain green for the letters... I think they would have shown up more. 

One random person who links up on our birthday challenge at Double D Challenge Blog  will win this fun die, and of course, the team has some fabulous inspiration for you.