Friday, August 26, 2016

Snowman Shaker Card

Poppy Stamps Challenge  this month is a Shaker Card so I put this together this afternoon. For the shaker part I used some small little white balls that were called faux snow. they were so light that they scattered everywhere when I breathed on them so I had to hold my breath until I got the top panel on. Looks like one of them stuck to the snowman's nose.

 I used the following dies
 Poppy Stamps Oval Snowflake Frame
Impression Obsession Evergreen Trees
Frantic Stamper Snowman

Poppystamps - Dies - Snowflake Oval FrameFrantic Stamper - Dies - Snow Globe SnowmanImpression Obsession Dies - Evergreen Trees

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Double D Neutral Colors

Darlene put this fun Mood Board together for this challenge over at Double D Challenge Blog. I love all the texture and dimension that you can see in the different pictures.

A while back a good friend of mine(thanks Judy) sent me a stamp of a cameo. When I was younger, I had a beautiful cameo ring that my husband bought for me, Unfortunately, it was stolen when our house was broken into many, many years ago. When I saw the stamp, I thought about that ring. 
For this card, I chose the shades of white and brown and tried to get a bit of texture and dimension in the card. 

I used Sue Wilson Dies for the background and Spellbinders for the frame. I embossed the cameo in white onto kraft and the sponged it with walnut distress ink  until it was a nice rich brown. I also sponged around the frame.  I used some leaf dies from Gina Marie and flowers from Wild Iris.  Head over to the Double D Challenge Blog and check out all the fabulous inspiration from the designers. One lucky person who links up a Neutral Colored creation will have a chance to win this prize. Good Luck!!!

Amy Design - Dies - Parrot

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Sunshine Yellow Hugs

Back to my comfort zone. The challenge this month at Memory Box is Yellow so I started with a soft yellow base that I embossed with Swiss dot embossing folder. I covered that with Memory Box Aberdeen branches the placed it in a white frame. I used a frantic stamper die cut on top of the frame to add more detail. Then I used Frantic stamper fern. Spellbinder leaves and Memory Box Tall Choloe to add some greenery for the flowers.  The banner is cheery Lynn topped with Cheery Lynn Hugs. I had a couple of Memory Box butterflies from Butterfly exhibit so I put them on the banner.  T Some flowers from Wild Iris finished my card.

I'll enter this in the following Challenges
Memory Box Yellow
Scrapy Land Anything Goes

PTI Sentiment Strip Grounding

The Challenge at PTI this week is called Sentiment Strip Grounding. I had some free time this week so I decided to go out of my comfort zone and try  a CAS card.  Lexi did such a fabulous job showing us how. Not in love with my attempt but like I said it is out of my comfort zone. I used PTI  Up and
 Away stamp and die set.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Barb's Special Birthday

I have been blessed by finding this hobby after I retired. I never would have guessed that I would get to know  and become friends with so many people who love to paper craft as much as I do. Barb Campbell  is one of the friends I met (on line of course) several years ago. This week she is celebrating a milestone birthday so I wanted to do something special for her. Barb seems to like it when I make a fancy fold card so I decided I would make her a Double Z fold card.

Blue is her favorite color so I started with some Gina K powdered blue card and cut and scored it.  You can see Dawn making a similar card Here.  I changed the height to 51/2 for my card so I had a 51/2 by 51/2 square when folded. I picked some pretty Heartfelt Creations papers in blue for my dp, but since they came from two different collections,I wanted to make them match a bit better so I sponged them with distress ink. I also cut a  slightly larger black mat for each piece. 

Next I needed to make my focal flower. I stamped the Arianna flower from Heartfelt Creations in Versamark, embossed it in  Wow white powder and then sponged it in Stormy Sky. I used two of the largest petals .
I gave them some shape with my stylist and then glued them together and sprinkled some prills in the center.

I stamped a beautiful sentiment from Heartfelt on one of my panels.

Then I create my floral spray with greenery and flowers that I keep on hand.

I finished the panels with a few other embellishments including a Cheery Lynn bird bath and some Cheery Lynn tiny flourishes,and and IO wishes sentiment.  Happy Birthday Barb. Hope your birthday is as special as you are. Go on over to Barb's blog  and check out her amazing talent and wish her a happy birthday.

I will enter this in the following challenges
Wow Embpssing Powder August Challenge Flowers
Cheery Lynn Back to Nature
Simon Says Beautiful Florals
Scrapy Land

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Double D I Love Polka Dots

Are you ready for another fabulous inspirational board from Diane Double D Challenge Blog This time it is all about polka dots. I have a stack of paper from PTI that has several designs using the same colors so I chose two sizes of dots.  

I cut a piece of the Swiss dot pattered card 51/2 - 41/4 and a piece of larger dotted paper 51/2 - 4. I embossed the end of the smaller piece with a Swiss dot embossing folder then cut it down the center and folded the edges back on the diagonal.  I used two Poppy Stamps Mod Flower die cuts to layer on top of the Swiss dot layer. 

Next I went to my flower box to find a flower for the card. I found this one that seemed perfect. I made it from Heartfelt Creations Arianna Blooms. I stamped the flower in versa mark and embossed with white embossing powder and colored it with distress inks. Then I shaped it and put some prills in the center.  The green leaves are from Spellbinders the white leaves are Gina Marie and I used some Sue Wilson Dandelion Clocks. My team mates have created some fabulous inspiration for you on the Double D Blog. Go take a look!!!

Monday, August 1, 2016

Dies R Us Babies Challenge

The new challenge at  Dies R Us  is Babies  (human babies or baby animals). I decided to make a card for my newest great nephew. 

I started with navy and white card and layered them. The focal image is a Die Namites die cut, and the shoe is a Tattered Lace die. Not my usual kind of card. No butterflies or flowers but the sentiment is so dynamic that you don't need much more. 

Tattered Lace Dies - Baby Boy BootiesTattered Lace  I used a different boy shoe but this one is available at the store now. 

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