Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Impression Obsession I Adore You

I just got a new IO heart  die from Dies R Us and could not wait to use it. Love the lacy look. I kept this simple and easy to mail. I will be using this again before Valentines Day.

I will enter this in the IO  I Adore You Challenge
Impression Obsession - Dies - Floral Heart FrameI O Floral Heart Frame

             Impression Obsession - Dies - BirdsIO Birds

Impression Obsession - Dies - Looped Heart Border IO Looped Heart Border

Friday, January 19, 2018

Snow Day

I cut the snowflake oval from black and white card stock. I used the negative from the black and the positive from the white and glued them together, I cut the Poppy Stamps House in the Woods from white card and  masked around the house and trees so I could sponge some distress oxide inks around the house I glued this piece behind the oval and added some foam tape for dimension. I sponged another piece of white card for the background and placed it behind the card panel., The whole panel was placed on a white card base. Some cute deer from Poppy Stamps finished the card. 

 I will enter this in the Memory Box Snow and Winter Challenge and
the Poppy Stamps Snow Day Challenges.

Memory Box Batavia  Snowflake Oval
 Poppystamps - Dies - Playful Fawns (NEW)Poppy Stamps Playful Fawns

Image result for poppy stamps house in the woods Poppy Stamps House in the Woods

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Double D Kitchen is the Heart of the Home

Kitchen is the Heart of the Home!
What's In Your Kitchen?

Isn't this a fun mood board with all  the colors and all the patterns?  I chose most of my inspiration from the gingham aprons and the kitchen utensils. 

I just got a couple of Sue Wilson Shadow Box frames from the  Dies R Us Store for Christmas and knew I wanted to use one of those for this challenge. 

Sue Wilson Designs - Festive Collection - Christmas Shadow Box

I chose red and blue for the colors and backed the frame with PTI red gingham .  As I was looking through my supplies,I stumbled onto a sticker set I have had for ages. The fun thing about DD challenges is that you are not restricted and can use any supplies that you have. I combined the stickers with a set of cooking dies I have to fill out the squares.

Because this is our anniversary month challenge, there are two prizes for this challenge. 


Hope you will join us for this Kitchen is Heart of the Home Challenge at Double D Challenge Blog.

As I promised on my  last post for Double D, I randomly chose one entry from those who commented on my blog and also linked up a design on the DD Anniversary Blog. Thanks for all the sweet comments and  fabulous entries. The winner is VINITA JAIN.  Please e-mail me so I can send your gift voucher from DIES R US .  

Monday, January 15, 2018

Dies R Us Kids Kards

Time for a new challenge at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog, and it is all about Kids Kards. How fun is that? I made this card for my great niece who will be nine years old. I  decided to make her a muti-colored shaker card.  I embossed a piece of white card stock with a happy birthday embossing folder and sponged it in blue, yellow, purple and pink . I put the acetate behind the shadow box frame and then used foam tape to go around each window. I put the sequins in then glued on the back panel. I put the other decorations on top of the acetate and layered frame on glitter card stock and attached it to a white card base.

I just got his Sue Wilson Shadow Box for Christmas and I sure had fun playing with all those sequins and the fun decorations included in this set.

                                                 Sue Wilson Designs - Shadow Box Collection - CelebrationsSue Wilson Shadow Box Celebration

Head on over to the Dies R Us Challenge Blog and look at the inspiration from the team for this challenge. Then make your own Kids Kard and join us by linking up your creation.  By the way, if you have not visited the Dies R Us Store for awhile you need to drop by and see all the new goodies they have added to the store. You can still get your favorite dies, but you can also get lots of your other crafting supplies like adhesives, paper, embossing folders and ink.

Friday, January 5, 2018

Wonderful Friends

I made some calendar cards for several of my friends as Christmas gifts this year. Because they were bulky and expensive to mail, I hand carried most of them to friends at various events.  When I decided to make these calendar cards, I had five ladies in mind that have been a blessing to me who I knew would appreciate my efforts.  They have mentored me, encouraged me, sent me care packages and answered every question  that I asked. So this week I made a few more calendar cards for four of these ladies. I already sent one in a birthday package. 

I stamped the center of some white cart with a few IO stamps. I made a frame for the sentiment with Sue Wilson's Ornate Oval So Glad You're my Friend. Most of the flowers were made from Cheery Lynn Floral, but I filled in with some purchased flowers I had in my stash.  

Sue Wilson Designs - Ornate Oval - My Friend

Cheery Lynn Designs - Floral Bouquet Kit

I always have a variety of  leaves cut in green and in white so the backgrounds are a variety of leaves from different companies. 

Two of my new favorites are the Frantic Stamper Bird on a Pussy Willow 
Branch and  Memory Box Lavender Bunch

Frantic Stamper - Dies - Bird On Pussywillow BranchMemory Box - Dies - Lavender Bunch

             I will enter this at Scrapy Land Anything Goes Challenge    

Card  Opened

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Double D Second Anniversary

Birthday Party/2nd Anniversary

The team at Double D is so excited to celebrate our second anniversary. Working with Diane and Darlene has been a blessing for all of us. We have an amazingly  supportive team and two of the most creative yet organized team leaders. Creative and organized is that an oxymoron? The two don't always come in one fabulously unique package. I know by your response to the challenges that you get inspiration from the mood boards and from the team. To celebrate this anniversary there are two prizes being offered for this challenge. Two randomly drawn entries will have a chance to win one of these prizes. 

Take a look at this fabulous mood board, and let it inspire YOU!

Anything Birthday/Anniversary Goes
 using Mood board

I took my inspirations from the top pictures.... balloons and party drinks and pink.   

The Stamping Up Balloon Adventure Stamp and Die set was perfect along with the Cheery Lynn Party Set and a Happy Birthday Balloon from Die-Mensions.
I kept the outside of the card simple and reflective of the inside.

The team at Double D is so excited for this anniversary that many of us are offering blog candy for those of you who visit our blogs. Those of you who comment on my blog and join us for the challenge at Double D Challenge Blog will have a chance to win a $20 gift certificate from Dies R Us. I will randomly pick one winner who has linked up for the challenge and has left a comment on this post.  I have been so blessed to be part of the DRU Challenge Blog Team that I want to share their amazing STORE with you. The winner of the gift certificate will be announced on my blog on January 17th.

Monday, January 1, 2018

Dies R Us Anything Goes

It is a brand new year and a brand new challenge at Dies R Us Challenge Blog. This challenge is Anything Goes,but you need to use at least one die that DRU carries at the DRU STORE. This year I made some easel card gifts for friends that had a small post it note pad, a pen, and a calendar. A few were mailed but most of them were hand carried. I used the same layout but the focal image and colors changed to suit the picture,die.or stamping I did as the focal image.

Card Opened

Card Closed

These dies are available at the  DRU STORE