Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Double D If the Shoe Fits

Time for a new Challenge at Double D Challenge Blog. What an assortment of different types of shoes: casual, glamorous,babies, cowboys. 


I did not have a lot of stamps or dies for this challenge, but I did have flip flops. I used IO flip flop dies and added some bling, a few pearl and rhinestones made flip flops a little more glamorous like the pair in the picture. 

If you join us for this challenge you will have a chance to win this fun shoe die. 

Just like the mood board the team has used many varieties of shoes for this "If the Shoe Fits Challenge". We are always excited to see what you create.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Show Me Your Number

You may wonder about my colors for this challenge.  I tend to use a lot of purple, blue, and sometime pink on my cards and if I am doing a guy card I usually use kraft or brown, but this card is for my hubby who turns 75 in October. His favorite color is hunter green and being a graduate of Colorado State University he loves their colors green and gold.  He will know this card was made with him in mind.

 I used the following dies from the Dies R Us STORE
Sue Wilson Designs - Frames & Tags Collection - Birthday PartySue Wilson Birthday Party Frame

I cut out the pieces from the die (Happy banner, cake, and presents) and used them to fill my box.Just because a die is hooked together does not mean you have to leave it together.   Hubby loves cake and cupcakes so I also used the small cup cakes from Karen Burniston's Pop Up Cup Cake die set.

Karen Burniston - Dies - BirthdayKaren Burniston Birthdayl I used this on one of the sides

Karen Burniston - Dies - Cupcake Pop-Up
                                                 Karen Burniston C
                                                 up Cake Pop Up 

Karen Burniston - Dies - NumbersKaren Burniston Numbers

Sue Wilson Designs - Shadow Box Collection - CelebrationsSue Wilson Celebrations

I also used some pieces from this die set like the balloons star and party hat and favor to fill my box.  Hope you will join us at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog for this fun challenge.  Don't forget to stop at  the STORE to see what is new. 

Monday, September 10, 2018

Garden in Depth

I got this Spellbinders Grand Arch for Mother's Day this year so I decided to give it a try.  It is so much fun and the look on my friend's face when she opened the box was worth the extra time. It is hard to get a picture that reveals all the dimension.

There are six layers but since you can use the back and front of five of the layers you have 11 areas to add elements for your scene. 

Here I have added Elizabeth Craft daisy and lilac, a Cheery Lynn birdbath and a Sue Wilson banner. You can see the IO fence in the background along with the trees from the IO bride and groom. There is also a Taylored Expressions garden arch covered with flowers. 

I really had fun making this and the next one should be easier. I will enter this in the SCRAPYLAND Anything Goes Challenge.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Double D Let's Pop a Wheelie

This is the new mood board created by Diane at Double D. I was intrigued by the large wheel and pumpkins and the wheelbarrow filled with flowers so I decided to fill my wheelbarrow with pumpkins. 

I created a fall card that could be used for either a guy or girl. 

I used all IO dies for this one. I just did a card for one of their challenges and all the dies were still on my desk so it worked out perfectly.  I just love the flower pots they just released and I use this tree die so often. In the spring I cover it with pink flower soft and in the fall with yellow and orange flower soft or some fall leaves. This time I just used the bare branches.  I think I could use it for Halloween greeting too.
We hope you will join us for our new challenge at Double D.

One random winner will receive this fun prize.  

The team is always so impressed with the great projects you create and it becomes hard for us to pick our favorites.  Thanks for sharing your talent with us. 

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Dies R Us Red, White and Blue

Have you signed up to get e-mails from Dies R Us?  If you haven't, you are missing important information about sales and new products at the STOREWhile you are there, check out the Challenge Blog for the newest challenge, Red, White and Blue. 

How's this for clean and simple.  Look at all that white space.  I used one die set for this card. I cut it four times in white, red and two shades of blue.  I did some paper piecing to get the different colors.  The happy is debossed on the banner so it is easy to follow the lines with a white gel pen to make it stand out. I  used a birthday embossing folder on the negative part of the die and the inlaid it. 

The team has some fabulous red, white, and blue inspiration for you at the Challenge BlogWe would love to see your creations. 

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Snowy Cabin and Playful Deer

I am so glad I live in a country where we have a change in seasons. No matter how hot the summers are I can look forward to crisp fall evenings, turning leaves and winter snow falls. On the coldest winter days, I know that we are only a few months away from spring flowers and summer picnics. So here we are in August and the Memory Box Challenge is Keep Cool and Carry OnI decided I would enter this card in the Poppy Stamp Make a Splash Challenge and Scrapy Land Anything Goes too.  This is my second attempt at an inside shadow box card.  

Outside                                                              Inside                                                                                       


You can find the directions for the Inside shadow box  from Jennifer Mcquire Here

Poppy Stamps challenge required us to make a splash .  I made the background by sponging some distress oxide inks on white card and spritzing it with water. Then I watered down some glue and splashed  that on the background and then I sprinkled that with white glitter.

I used these dies for the inside.

Memory Box Batavia Oval                                    Poppy Stamps Perfect Pine

Poppy Stamp Playful Fawn                                               Poppy Stamps House in the Woods
Poppystamps - Dies - Playful Fawns (NEW)                                         PoppyStamps House in the Woods Craft Die              
                                                    I kept the outside of the card simple.

For the Outside I used these dies'

Memory Box Batavia Oval                                            Memory Box Deer Grove Oval

Memory Box - Dies - Batavia Snowflake Oval                                                         Memory Box - Dies - Deer Grove Oval
    Memory Box Batavia                                                     Poppy Stamps Ava
Memory Box - Dies - Batavia Snowflakes                                                          Poppystamps - Dies - Ava Snowflakes (NEW)

  I will add a sentiment when I decide if I want it for a Winter Card or a Christmas Card. 

Thursday, August 16, 2018

IO It's a Guy Thing

I needed a couple of guy cards for upcoming birthdays so why not enter a challenge.  Impression Obsession's It's a GuyThing Challenge was a perfect fit. 

I used the following Impression Obsession Dies for this challenge. I have had the deer trio and grass border for years, but the bride and groom die is new.  I removed the bride and groom and added the deer. It is a great way to get more use of a die.  I can picture many scenes under this canopy of trees.

Impression Obsession - Dies - Bride & Groom FrameBride and Groom Frame

Grass Border Grass Border

Impression Obsession - Dies - Deer TrioDeer Trio

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Double D The Moon and the Stars

"Fly me to the moon , and let me play among the stars. 
Let me see what spring is like on Jupiter and Mars." 
For some reason that song came to mind when I saw this Mood Board. 
These pictures are so much fun. 

Last year I was so behind on Christmas cards that it became a stress to get them done.   I vowed that would not happen this year so when a challenge works for a Christmas card, that is what I am doing. 

I started by sponging a background with a masked moon and then used a stamp for some stars and and the sentiment.  I put the Amy Designs Vintage Village die cut on top. I cut it in black and white and did some fussy cuts to add the black to the die cut.  I also used some gold glitter paper to back the windows of the church and for a few extra stars. 

We would love to see what you have in mind for our Moon and Stars Challenge.  One random participant will win this fun die.   

The team has some fabulous inspiration for you at Double D Challenge Blog.  Go take a peek and then grab some stars and or  a moon supplies and inspire us.

Wish upon a Star

The theme of this week's Dies R Us Challenge is "You are a Star".  This card is unusual for me because there are no flowers, no butterflies, no sponging....nothing but stars and a sentiment.  I think it would make a great guy card.

I used two dies from the Dies R Us Store. I decided to use some PTI paper for my background and go with a blue and white scheme. I  cut a lot of stars in blue and white.  I just kept playing with them until some sort of composition occurred. When I was done, I decided it needed a little pop of color so I cut some yellow stars.  I ended up just using a few of the small ones.

We hope you will join us for this challenge and a chance to win a gift certificate to the Dies R Us Store.  If you have not visited recently you need to check out all the products at the store.  Do you need ink, decorator paper, glue, embossing folders, Stickles, Nuvo drops .....? You will find them all at the store at great prices. While you are there, sign up for the news letter.  If you do, you will be notified of all the special sales that are offered.  Have fun and show us some stars and moons. 

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Dies R Us Black and White

I am not sure what happened to July, but here it is August the first and time for a brand new challenge at Dies R Us Challenge Blog. We challenge you to use Black and White with NO extra color. I started with the Precious Marieke Clemantis Oval topped with white flowers and black centers.   Some pearls that were colored black with Copic markers were added to the centers of the flowers. 

Precious Marieke - Dies - Timeless Flowers - Clematis Oval Precious Marieke Clemantis Oval

The team has some great inspiration for you at Dies R Us Challenge Blog. While you are there, don't forget to visit the store. don't forget to link up your Black and white project for a chance to win a gift certificate to the store. 

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Double D Coffee or Tea

We have a new theme at Double D Challenge Blog. Here is the mood board Dar created for us. 

I was drawn to the cookies but could not make it work for a card so I switched to the tea tins and their pretty patterns so that is what I made.  I used an IO coffee set  as my focal image. I had just gotten a note card in the mail that had  a pretty butterfly and flower pattern. It was on my desk so I recycled it for my coffee cup and pot.  I did not have a single coffee sentiment so I computer generated this one. 

If you join us for this challenge at  Double D you will have a chance to win this fun Lawn Fawn stamp set.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Dies R Us Birthday Challenge

If you are like me, you send out a lot of birthday cards.  A birthday of a friend or family member is the perfect way to let them know that you are thinking of them. Since the Dies R Us Challenge is Birthdays this time, you have the perfect opportunity to make a card to add to your stash or to create a special card for a special person. I have used this lilac die from Elizabeth Crafts before, but today I paired it with Elizabeth craft geraniums. I love this wood grained paper, also from Elizabeth Crafts. 

The team has a lot of inspiration for you so visit the Dies R Us Challenge Blog and then create your own birthday card and link up with us and you will have a chance to win a gift voucher for the Dies R Us Store

Elizabeth Craft Designs - Dies - Susan's Garden - GeraniumElizabeth Craft geranium

Elizabeth Craft Designs - Dies - Ladder FernElizabeth Craft Ladder Fern

Elizabeth Craft Designs - Dies - Lilac 2Elizabeth Craft Lilac 2

Elizabeth Crafts - Paper Pad - 6 Elizabeth Craft Wood paper pack.