Sunday, July 31, 2016

Summer Flowers

I stamped one of my favorite IO sentiments in black ink. I used my Misty so I could stamp twice to get a sharp image. I use IO bird on a branch for my background greenery a cut bird die that I colored yellow and some butterflies from their insects dies. The flowers are from Wild Iris. 

I O Products
Lg. Bird on Branch - DIE161-N
Let Your Soul - D13038
Bird die C8589  DIE003-A
                                                                Insect Die  DIE139-I
                                                        And matching stamp

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Christmas in July

We have a Brand New Challenge over at the Mod Squad Challenge Blog. We also have two sponsors for this challenge. 

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DISCOUNT CODE for The Mod Squad Challenge: MSC10

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The challenge this week is Christmas in July.
So grab your Christmas stamps and dies and get a head start on this year’s Christmas cards and qualify for a chance to win one of these wonderful prizes.

 I started my card with a red card base. I layered that with a piece of white card embossed with Swiss dots embossing folder. I used a MFT cover plate cut in red on top of that and framed it with a Gina Marie scalloped frame available at Kat Scrapiness. I used IO pine branches, Cheery Lynn holly leaves, Spellbinders poinsettia, and Gina Marie pine cones also available Kat Scrapiness. The Peace sentiment is from Cheery Lynn.
I will enter this card at
 Scrapy Land Emboss It The Swiss dots pattern and the pattern on the Spellbinder's poinsettia.
                                     Cheery Lynn Christmas in July Peace sentiment and holly leaves
                                     Simon Says Monday Challenge Add some Texture

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Judy's Special Birthday

My uber talented friend, Judy Woodland, will  reach one of those mile-stone birthday's this week. I won't say which one it is, but she is over the legal drinking age and she can vote. Judy's one of those people that makes everyone feel special. She is loving, and caring and one of the best cheerleaders in the world. I feel honored to call her my friend.  Judy's favorite color is purple and I know she loves flowers and butterflies so I put a card together for her with that in mind. I hope she likes it. Why don't you head over to her blog Judy's Happy Place to check out all her talent and wish her a Happy Birthday.

I will enter this card in Scrapy Land Emboss It
Poppy Stamps Fly Away With Me
Simon Wednesday Things with Wings
Simon Work it WednesdayWafer thin dies or stencils

Sue Wilson Australian Collection Background 
Sue Wilson  Dandlion Clocks
Frantic Stamper ferns
Poppy Stamps Happy Birthday Melody
Heartfelt Creations Sunrise Lily

Creative Expressions Sue Wilson Die - Finishing Touches Collection - Dandelion Clocks - CED1434Poppystamps - Dies - Happy Birthday Melody

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Double D Challenge Shades of Purple

Purple is my favorite color and this inspiration board is full  of purple lusciousness that Darlene put together for this challenge. I took my inspiration from the colored material in different shades of purple.  Purple, however, is a hard color to photograph especially when one is camera challenged.

Prize for the challenge.

The dark purple looks black  and some of the pale  lavender looks white or pink.

 I started with a Tim Holtz die cut in dark purple. I cut it again in vellum and stamped and embossed the music staff in white. I backed that with apiece of lavender card embossed with Tim Holtz brick pattern. I used a Sue Wilson die cut in dark purple  and topped that with a Sue Wilson sentiment. I framed the entire piece with a pale lavender frame. Then I built my flower spray with some ribbon, Wild Iris flowers and Frantic Stamper ferns. 

The Double D team outdid themselves for this challenge and you are going to find amazing inspiration on the Double D Challenge Board.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Stephanie's Birthday

This is a Z fold card for my niece who loves the beach and anything that sparkles. I love this big bold sentiment from Cheery Lynn, and thought it looked great in silver glitter paper. I added an IO palm tree and star fish also cut in silver glitter paper.  I used a wood grained pattern done with my scoreboard and distress ink and a happy birthday embossed silver metallic card stock for my background.

For the beach part,  I stamped a seascape from Our Daily Bread in different colors by using markers to color the stamp. The MISTY made this a lot easier because some of the colors needed to be restamped.  I added an IO chair to complete the beach scene.

I will enter this in Simon Say Monday Nautical/By the Sea
                              Cheery Lynn  Anything Goes

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Yellow Gingham

The new Double D Challenge  is Simply Gingham and Diane has created another fantastic inspiration board for us.  Look at all this fabulous gingham. 

Anything Goes With Gingham
 I love gingham so much that I created two cards for this challenge. They have similar designs but I switched up the color and embellishments. 

For this card I used the Gina Marie flower die and backed it with  white card that was embossed with a Swiss dot embossing folder. The leaves are fern dies from Gina Marie.  The hello is Diversions curly words and the butterflies, birds and flowers are IO.

Here is my other card.

I used the same Gina Marie dies,but this time I cut a white panel stamped it with an IO sentiment and backed it with some red gingham paper. I used IO strawberries and flower in the corner. My team mates have created some gorgeous examples for you HERE. We can't wait to see your gingham designs.


Sunday, July 3, 2016

Celebrate in Shades of Purple

I got this fun new wine bottle and glass die set from Cheery Lynn and could hardly wait use it. When I ordered it. I thought about pairing it with Gina K Designs Better with Age stamp set.  I used a technique that has been around awhile Triple Stamping.

I cut my layers then used a stencil on the white layers. I stamped over that with the grape image then colored them with Spectrum Noirs. The I stacked the white layers on dark purple I cut the wine bottle, the glass, and the Cheery Lynn Celebrate sentiment three times and layered them for extra dimension. I added some Memory Box grape vines and a flower from Wild Iris to finish my card.  Think I am going to try a clean and simple card with the same supplies. 

I will enter this in the following challenges
Cheery Lynn Pretty in Purple
Simon Says Anything Goes
Simon Says Work it Wednesday  Use stencils or wafer thin dies.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Dies R Us Outdoor Fun

The new challenge at Dies R Us ,Outdoor Fun, starts today. Now this might not look like fun to you, but the older I get sitting on a bench in the middle of a garden observing the birds and butterflies looks like a ton of fun to me. 

I cut the bench pop up die in white. I traced the top part of the die in blue and bottom part in greenand then fussy cut them so they would fit around the bench.  I layered the blue card with the Spellbinder's lattice and topped that with Memory Box Aberdeen Branch die cut in green and added some white flowers and blue butterflies. I added some grass at the bottom of the bench and a few small flowers, I used the hexagons from another die cut to make the little path in front of the bench. I placed the Cheery Lynn bird bath in front of the bench and added some grass, flowers, and butterflies. A bouquet of roses just cut from the garden rests on the bench.  Head over to the Dies R Us Challenge Blog and see the fabulous outdoor cards the team has made to inspire you, and then make your own outdoor fun creation using a die cut or two and link it up. One random winner will receive a gift card to the store. We look forward to seeing what you will create for your Outdoor Fun. 

Dies available at Dies R Us Store

Elizabeth Craft Designs - Garden Bench                   Memory Box - Dies - Aberdeen Branches       
                                                                                                             Memory Box Aberdeen Branch

                                 Elizabeth Craft Garden Bench                                                                                                   

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