Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Scrapy Land Love/ Valentine Challenge

Time to get a head start on Valentine's Day cards and participate in the the Scrapy Land challenge. The theme is Valentine's Day plus use any brand of die from any of the forty brands that Scrap Land sells. Go over to the Scrapy Land Blog and check out the fabulous inspiration from the designers on the team.

I don't usually make shaped cards but this die by Cheery Lynn just seemed right for one.  I just layered and popped up the layers. I made the red flowers from the Cheery Lynn Gardenia die.

Cheery Lynn
Heart Doily

 Cheery Lynn Gardenia
Memory Box Tall Choloe Tall Choloe

 IO Wheat

I will  enter this in the Cheery Lynn Sweet Heart Challenge
Mod Squad Love is in the Air  Mod Squad Challenge 

Double D Challenge

Have you had a chance to visit the Double D Challenge Blog  If not why don't you go on over and check out the challenge and the beautiful designs from the challenge team. Here is the inspiration board for this challenge.  These pictures make me want to bundle up and take a walk in the snow.

Jan 20 - BRRRR!!

Here is the card I came up with for the challenge.  I used lots of white and snow flakes.  I started with a frame that I backed Poppy Stamps Mod Flower die cuts.   I put a piece of Swiss dot vellum behind that to create that snowy winter look.  I used a Spellbinders oval die cut that I embossed with a Swiss dot embossing folder.  That was topped by the Poppy Stamp Snowflake Oval Frame cut from white glitter paper.  The trees are from IO and they have been dipped into white glitter.  The little church is from Frantic Stamper and the roof and ground around the church is covered with glitter.  I added a few small pearls around the fame and mounted on a white base.  

I will enter this in the Poppy Stamps Sparkly Snow Challenge

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Scrapy Land Anything Goes Challenge

I am so excited because this is my first post as a guest designer at Scrapy Land  There are so many talented designers on the team and the challenges are always filled with beautiful cards and fabulous inspiration.  The challenge this week is Anything Goes using any die by a company that Scrapy Land sells.  Go visit the Scrapy Land Challenge Blog and check out the challenge and the enjoy the inspiration from the design team. Here is my card for the challenge.

This card is for my college roommate who has a January birthday. We have a long history together and have shared some very special moments.   I graduated before Sharon because I always went to school in the summer.  I got a job after graduation and was quite happy, but after Sharon  graduated, she decided I needed a change and  literally dragged me  to Dover, Delaware to look for a job. We both met and married  the love of our lives while we were there. Since we live so far apart,we have not seen each other for about 25 years,but we manage to keep in touch. When I started this card, I had nothing in mind except that I wanted to use lilacs on the card because Sharon loves them.  I did not have a lilac die so I had to improvise.  See pictures below.  

Dies I used

Sue Wilson's Vienna

5x7matting basics
 hydrangea flower

Memory Box
Tall Chloe
Rhone Butterfly 
Butterfly Exhibit

Cheery Lynn  
Pierced Banners

I will send this card in the smallest box from the PO and add the flip flop note cards that I made for her last month. 



Someone asked how I made the flowers so here is a quick idea.  These are blue instead of purple and will be used for another card.  I have a Kitchen Sink lilac stamp so I stamped the two sizes of the lilac base from Kitchen Sink stamps and fussy cut them so I would have the basic shape of the lilac.  Then I cut lots of  hydrangea flowers from blue card  using the Spellbinder's hydrangea die. I sponged them  with  different shades of blue ink and added a little green in the center.

 I used a stylus to shape then and then I glued them onto the lilac shaped base.


One large and one small flower

Blue Flowers

I loved the theme of the first challenge at Double D Challenge Blog.  The inspiration board is so pretty that I had to make a card.  This card is for a special lady and college friend of mine. Vicki and I had several classes together and formed an immediate bond.  We can't get together very often since I live in California and she lives in Pennsylvania, but when we do, it is like we just saw each other yesterday. 

I used Sue Wilson's Vienna Dies, the Spellbinder's Hydrangea Die, and Memory Box Choloe. 

If you have not, visited the Double D Challenge Blog  head over there and play along.

Friday, January 1, 2016

Exciting Announcement

Double D Challenges
Diane Hover and Darlene Pavlick (Double D) have joined together to develop a fun filled, inspirational Challenge Blog. The first challenge will be announced on January 6th and I know my crafting friends will want create a project for the challenges.  There will  be a new challenge on the first and third Wednesdays so the first challenge will be January 6th. Each challenge will have a theme and a fabulous inspirational board.  The rules are simple and easy to follow.
  • You may enter up to 3 entries for each challenge as long as it is with a different project and you follow the theme.
  • We are happy for you to combine your projects with other challenge entries.
  • We ask that the projects you create are new and have not been posted on your blog prior to the date the challenge goes live.
  • You must link back to this blog in your post.
  • You can enter our challenge via the inlinkz system.
  • Please link to your post and not just your blog. This saves us a lot of time and helps us to visit more blogs.
  • Please, consider turning off word verification.
  • And the last one – very important – HAVE FUN !!
I am so excited to be on one of the design teams with all these talented ladies. So when you have some time drop by Double D Challenge Blog