Wednesday, January 25, 2017

"Papertrey January Blog Hop Challenge".

Blog Hop Inspiration

For this Challenge I tried to mimic one of the cookies. I used some Spellbinders Dies for my cookie base layered on  Paper Trey Ink Mellon Berry paper and Make it Market Garden Guildd Dies for my greenery and as a base for some smaller flowers. A few enamel dots and hearts from another project finished my paper cookie.  The love is from PTI Wet Paint III.  

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Masked Hearts Wreath

The Challenge from Melissa at PTI is Masked Heart Wreaths.  I have not done this much stamping for a long time and it was fun.  I used the Make It Market Garden Guild Kit the Wet Paint III set for the sentiment. You can see Melissa's video HERE.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Double D Black and White

Today is the second post of our DD Anniversary Month and we have a great Mood Board for you. 

The graphics of the pillows looked fun as did the butterflies and I love butterflies, but I decided to go with the black and white kitties. We have had both as pets over the years and this is a card for my daughter who likes things clean and simple so I made this swing card for her.  The Kitties and the Birthday Wishes are from Impression Obsession and the paper is a freebie from Gina K. A Martha Stewart punch is on the side . 

Thanks for all of you who took the time to comment on my Anniversary Blog Post.  Your sweet remarks are always appreciated. I did a random drawing and the


Please drop me a note with your e-mail address at and I will get that off to you. 

Now head over to the DOUBLE D CHALLENGE BLOG for more inspiration. There will be two additional prizes offered for this challenge so you will want to join in the fun.  

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Tulip Time

I have not entered a challenge for a long time but I got these tulip stamps and dies from PTI a few weeks ago. Of course, when you get a new toy you have to play so I made tulips in almost every shade of the rainbow and tucked them in a storage bag. I had some design team challenges where I used the Sue Wilson Just a Note and some greenery left over from my card class so when I looked at the samples of the PTI challenge I realized that what I had on hand would fit the challenge. The only thing I had to do to make the card was cut some frames. The background paper in from one of the PTI paper packs in Harvest gold. I will enter this in the  PTI Make it Monday A-la-Carte challenge.
I chose Background Building With Frames with Amy Sheffer. 

Dies R Us Winter Blues

A new challenge called Winter Blues begins today at Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  For this challenge, I decided to make a shaker card using some pretty blue glitter paper. I sponged a background using distress inks and masking a circle to create the moon. The  Poppy Stamps House in the Woods was cut  from white card stock. I colored the window and door and placed some acetate behind it and added  a little homemade flower soft for the shaker part. I wish now that I would have added a few sequins. I cut some IO  snow flakes from the same blue glitter paper and added them to the front of the of the raised panel.

 Poppystamps - Dies - House in the Woods (NEW)Impression Obsession - Dies - Snowflakes
Poppy Stamps                 Impression Obsession Snowflake

I will also enter this in the Poppy Stamps Silent Snowflakes Challenge
 Now go over to the Dies R Us Challenge Blog to see more inspiration and then create your own Winter Blues card. We get so much inspiration from YOU !!!

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Double D Anniversary

 Double D is celebrating its one year anniversary.  In honor of this milestone, there will be additional prizes offered at the Double D Blog .  Besides our regular Top 3, Winner & Random winner, we will be randomly choosing TWO ADDITIONAL winners for both challenges in January.
 Not only that, but that SOME  of my fellow DT members will be offering a prize so be sure to pop over to their blogs for inspiration and possibly a chance for a prize in celebration of our anniversary.  Here are the prizes available for the first challenge this month. 

$20 Gift Certificate kindly donated from

Be Inspired

WOW...thank you so very much Dies R Us!!

Our second prize offered to one lucky 'random' winner is:

Our third prize offered to one lucky 'random winner is:

Look at this gorgeous Mood Board. I combined two of the pictures  from the board, the peach from the beautiful rose and the cake.  


I decided I must have a glue fetish because I am always picking project where I glue lots of little pieces together.I used Sue Wilson's Sue Wilson Background die.  for the background, The cake is an Impression Obsession Wedding Cake die. I added some flowers from Wild Iris and some Tim Holtz dies and Frantic stamper ferns are behind the flowers.

In honor of our anniversary,  I am offering  a $ 20 gift card to the Dies R Us store for one lucky person who comments on my blog. I will randomly pick a winner from all the people who comment and announce the winner on my Double D January 18th post.

What are you waiting for? Go check out The Double D Blog to see all the inspiration.  Don't forget to visit my team mates because many of them will also be offering prizes, and most important celebrate with us by creating your design for this challenge.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Dies R Us Anything Goes

A new year and a new challenge over at DIES R US. This is an easy one because it is Anything Goes using a die. I have fallen in love with two products this year, prills and gilding flakes. 

I started this card with Impression Obsessions Snowflake Background cut from  white heavy card stock. I backed it with some adhesive paper and then used some gilding flakes to fill in the background. So easy and so much fun. 

Here are the dies I used from the  DIES R US STORE.

Impression Obsession - Dies - Snowflake Background                                                                    Frantic Stamper - Dies - Fern              

Impression Obsession Snowflake Background                        Frantic Stamper Fern
Sue Wilson Designs - Canadian Collection - Toronto                                  Memory Box - Dies - Rhone Butterfly Wings

Sue Wilson Toronto                                                Memory Box Rhone butterfly             


 I added some Sue Wilson dies and Just for You sentiment that I painted with a gold Wink of Stella,some background dies behind some Wild Iris flowers and I was done. Much prettier IRL. 

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