Saturday, February 27, 2016

Pretty Pink Flowers

I have not entered in a challenge at Die-Namites for quite some time, but two good friends, Verna and Lisa reminded me of the challenge so I thought I would see what I could come up with. The theme is LOVE and nothing says love more than flowers.  I am still trying my hand at clean and simple.  I did some quick coloring on the flowers so this card came together in about ten minutes. The vase is from Stampendous the little heart is Heartfelt Creations and the flowers and bow are Die-Namites.

Here is the inspiration
I decided to use the green and white from the photo and the little lock that says love.

I will also enter the following challenges.
 Simon Says Wednesday Here

Simon Says Work it Wednesdays Florals Here

Friday, February 26, 2016

Spring Hydrangea

Still trying my hand at clean and simple,  I think  I got the clean part this time.   Just look at all that white space. The flower is not hard to make just a lot of sponging and gluing, but the results are worth it.

I will enter this in the following Challenges
IO Happy Birthday to You Here
 Simon Says Wednesday Here
Simon Says Work it Wednesdays Florals Here

These are the IO products I used. 
 Square Cutout Border - DIE172-
Hydrangea Set - DIE044-Y
 Clear stamp set CL342

Thursday, February 25, 2016


I have been having trouble making cards I like well enough to post lately so I decided I was going to do some cards for challenges and post them weather I like them of not. I made this with The Cheery Lynn (add a flourish) and Poppy Stamp Challenges(Crazy in Love but do something different) in mind.  I can't remember the last time I made an easel card so that is my something different.  I decided I was going to try clean and simple something also different for me.  I think the time I spent making the flower took away from the simple part and I guess I hate white space because I did not leave much of it so it isn't very clean either.  I shaded the poppy trying to follow Jennifer Mc Quires instructions. See her tutorial here.

Jennifer suggested that we use the picture on the package to help us build the poppy. She cut a circle as a base to build the poppy. I decided to copy the flower and fussy cut it to serve as my base.  the next time I do this I will either copy the image on colored card or color the white flower before I build because I had trouble covering all the white.  

I will enter the following challenges
Cheery Lynn Here
Poppy StampsHere
Simon Says Wednesday Here
Simon Says Work it Wednesdays Florals Here

I used the following Dies
Cheery Lynn
Hearts from Heart to Heart doily
Poppy Stamps
Large Iceland Poppy
The flourishes are from IO and MFT

 IO Heart Flourish
Memory Box Butterflies.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Scrapy Land Challenge 36 Tie One On

The new Challenge this week at SCRAPY LAND  is  called Tie One On.  All you need to do is include a bow(either die cut or ribbon)and use a die cut from one of the brands SCRAPY LAND sells.
I made this treat box and will complete two more which I will fill with chocolate eggs to give to  three of my gal pals.

I used the large oval die (5.5 inches) from Spellbinders Celebration ovals.   I cut three white ovals and three ovals from different patterns.  Then I used Spellbinders lacy circles and cut the pattern paper at the top and bottom which gave me enough for the three eggs. Next, I  layered them onto the white ovals. In retrospect, I wish I would have popped up the layers for more dimension.
I layered  some die cuts on top of the paper to give more texture and dimension.


I made white, blue, and silver cord bows and  placed them on the side of my egg and created a floral spray around them.  The addition of some butterflies from Butterfly Exhibit finished it off. Hope you will go over to SCRAPY LAND  and see all the inspiration from the talented designers.

Here is the side view. Picture it filled with Easter grass and yummy chocolate.

Dies Used
Celebration Pierced Ovals
Lacy Circles
Lattice die

Poppy Stamps
Mod Flower Border

Memory Box 


The Paper is from PTI
Flowers Wild Iris

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Double D Red and White Challenge

Are you ready for another Double D Challenge? Just look at this wonderful inspiration board for this week's challenge and then head over to the Double D Challenge Blog and check all the inspiration from my team mates. I am sure you will want to join in and link up your project.

I liked the knitted or crocheted flower afghan and took my inspiration from it.  I used my Spellbinders Celebrations pierced rectangles for the frame and  backed it with Memory Box English Rose Corners. The red flower was made from Cheery Lynn's gardenia die.  The Hugs sentiment , the lacy heart, and the fishtail banners are also from Cheery Lynn.  I used assorted leaves that I cut and have on hand but the fern in the background is from Frantic Stamper. I will also enter the Dies R Us Challenge.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Friends Forever

The Challenge at Impression Obsession is Friends Forever. I love this sentiment so I decided to use it as the focal image.  I did a little stamping around it with some IO stamps and then used the Hearts flourish on the side. I cut two of them and cut them apart to fit around the circle and then added some Wild Orchid flowers.

Stamp set CL342

Insect Die  DIE139-I
Heart Fourish DIE126-U  

Silhouette 7B5557
Tiny Solid Hydrangea Stem -A8372