Wednesday, June 22, 2016

All That Glitters

Peggy Timmerman and I are hosting the Mod Squad Challenge Blog this week and we would love for you to join us by using glitter some where on your project.  I am representing Kat Scrapiness.

Here is my sample card for the challenge. Glitter glitter every where. 

I started by cutting out the flower die in white card and backed it with double sided adhesive,
 I sprinkled distress glitter in peacock feathers onto the adhesive and burnished it with my finger,

I cut that out using Sue Wilson's Canadian Collection Toranto.

  I used peacock feathers distress ink to create a water colored background and cut the  largest frame from Toranto.  I used the next size to fill in the negative space and backed that with black card then placed my glittered piece in the center.

Then I used some score tape sheets to back my card stock  and cut and covered the fern leaves and bird and flower die cuts with glittter.

I arranged them on the right side and then added a Spellbinder's pansy die. The Just a Note sentiment is a Sue Wilson die. You can't see it but I added a bit of wink of Stella to the white background and to the water colored background so every thing sparkles. I also used a PTI feather in the floral spray. It was looking lonely in my scrap box.


Monday, June 20, 2016

Summer Birthday Card

I needed a birthday card for my nephew so I decided to try and combine that with a challenge. The challenge at IO is Summer Fun.HERE  For some of us, shelling is one of the activities that we associate with long walks on the beach that refreshes you body and soul. I was not pleased with how this card came out,but it has kinda grown on me and I don't have time to make another so I will have to send it on its merry way to my nephew.

I started with Gina K powder blue card and stamped it with the cover a card wooden plank then sponged it with distress inks in stormy sky and walnut. I did some layering of papers on the top and a piece that I found left in my scrap box from another project. It was stamped  with versa mark and the cover a card  distressed brick. I used the tim Holtz distressed embossing powder. I love the effect this gives. I sponged a little blue around the shells and shaped them a bit to give them more dimension and placed them around my card and topped it off by stamping the birthday greeting and added the IO Wishes. +
I used the following IO products for this card. 
Stamp Set CL342 (I masked it so only the birthday was stamped)
Cover a card Distressed brick CC0083
Wooden Plank - CC177
Shell Set - DIE077-W
 Wishes  MC657
Code: MC657

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Earl's Birthday

This challenge at Double D is all about the men in our lives. Just look at another amazing challenge board and create a special card for one of the special men in your life. 

This card is for a very special man in my life my favorite BIL, Earl.   He has been a great help to my sister as she cared for our aging mother by helping mom and sis through numerous moves as Mom downsized. He hung and rehung pictures, fixed things to make Mom  more comfortable, took her out for dinner and did whatever my sister needed him to do. Knowing Bev, my sister, had him helped me feel less guilty  for living almost 3000 miles away and not helping her at all.  Earl has a lot of hobbies like fishing, hunting and golfing so it is always fun to make cards for him. For this card, I bought three die sets from Our Daily Bread to celebrate another one of his numerous hobbies: carpentry, wood working, and general all round handyman. He has helped my nieces as they moved into their first homes doing various projects, and does remodeling projects for my sister. He also helps Bev with her hobbies. She used to attend craft fairs selling her hand painted pieces and he would help her set up and take down her booth. Bev also loves to decorate her yard with life sized hand painted seasonal themes. In the fall, you will see scarecrows and pumpkins adorning her yard replaced by snowmen for winter and flowers for spring. Earl cuts the wood and Bev paints it.  If she goofs, he sands it down so she can start again.  I made this tool apron just for Earl because he's my favorite BIL and one of my favorite people. 

Now it is time for you to create something special for one of the guys in your life and link it up at Double D for a chance to win this prize.

 Today's prize is this fabulous Cheery Lynn Designs 'ChickDouble Den Wire Frame'

For more inspiration visit the Double D Blog to see what the design team has created for this challenge.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Double D Blue and Peach Challenge

Are you ready for another amazing challenge board from Double D Challenge Blog. This time we are all about blues and coral/peach colors or weddings. Just look at the amazing inspiration on the board.

I decided to take my inspiration from the colors and the wedding theme and came up with this design.

I kept it very simple with this Spellbinders gazebo and IO fence and a few flowers. I framed it with a Gina Marie scalloped rectangle. The bride and groom silhouette is a free down load that I sized to fit in the gazebo. Head over to the Double D Blog and check out what the design team did with this beautiful Mood Board. I am sure you will want to create something for this challenge.

Swan Lake

The Dies R Us Challenge this time is simple. Use a bird somewhere on your card and, of course, you must use a die. I used to live in Sumter, South Carolina whose claim to fame is an air force base and one of the prettiest lakes I have ever seen called Swan Lake where you can see two different types of gardens. One is a botanical type with Spanish moss and plants that are indigenous to the area and grow naturally. The other garden hosts meticulously manicured lawns and fabulous trees and flowers. My favorite season was the spring when the tulips, daffodils, azaleas, and dog woods burst forth with amazing colors and sweet smells. The park also contains every species of swans hence the name. When I saw the Tattered Lace swan I knew I wanted to make several cards for friends that I grew close to while I lived there. I am going send this one to a friend who lives in New Mexico now as a reminder of all the Sunday afternoons when we strolled the park together. 

Tattered Lace Swans                                    Cat Tails                             Frantic Stamper Bare Ash

           Tattered Lace Dies - Swan          Die-Namites - Cattails                               Frantic Stamper - Dies - Medium Bare Ash   

Sue Wilson                           Nestabilities Royal Circle        
Sue Wilson Designs - Australian Collection - Background Die                    CLOSEOUT - Spellbinders - Nestabilities - Royal Circle