Thursday, April 26, 2018

Memory Box Floral

I had some time to play today so I decided to do a card tor the Memory Box Floral Challenge.  Since I was making this for the Memory Box Challenge I  decided to go through my Memory Box dies and pull out a couple to use. I chose these four dies.

I just got this new sentiment from IO and thought it would work well with flowers. I cut the Blossom Oval die twice from Yellow card stock. I cut the flowers out of the oval frame and replaced it with the sentiment,

 Then I built by flower arrangement on the side. I used the flowers from the die cut and some Cheery Lynn Daisy flowers for the base. I tucked some greenery behind the flowers using the grape vine, branch and lilacs all from Memory Box. `I added a few sequins and a  humming bird left over from another project.  This is one of those cards where I think I should have scaled back... you know less is more. Next time.  

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Double D Friends

We're all about friends over at Double D Challenge Blog this time. Isn't this a fun mood board?  

For my card, I used this cute Friendly Squirrel Collage die from Memory Box. 

I used some PTI designer paper and a Frantic Stamper edger. The flower and the heart are from Cheery Lynn.

Lots of friend inspiration over at Double D Challenge Blog. Hope you will join us for this challenge.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Impression Obsession Pink and Green

I had some time to play today and looked for challenges. Impression Obsession has a pink and green challenge and I just got a new cover a card rose stamp from them. I decided to emboss it in white and sponge it with some Distress Oxide ink. I dug out my Fiscars crimper and grabbed a couple of paper doilies.


Here are the IO products I used for this challenge. 

IO sketched roses

IO leafy branches

 IO straberries

Impression Obsession - Dies - Layered Floral SetIO floral 

IO Wishes stamp stamp and  die

Sunday, April 15, 2018

DRU Spring time

A new challenge starts today at DIES R US.   I know that in may parts of the country you are longing for spring to really arrive. Maybe making a spring card will make it seem like spring.  I love the rose frame from Tutti Designs and use it a lot. This time I used my Distress Oxide inks (available at the DRU store) to make a colorful background. Flowers always remind me of spring and I always make sure that I have plenty of home made ones on hand for projects. 

These are the dies I used to create this card. 

Check out the spring creations from the DIES R US design team and create your own springtime card fora chance to win a gift card from DRU.

Friday, April 6, 2018

Poppy Stamps Frame It

I had some time to play this week so I thought I would join in on a few challenges.  This one is for   Poppy Stamp Framed Challenge. I made a similar card a few yeas ago but i made some changes to this one. I had this water colored scrap in my scrap box and decided to Frame it.  I cut two pf the Mod Flower borders. I used one along the side and part of another on the top. I topped that with peach colored frame I cut with a Spellbinders die then put the frantic Stamper Frame on top of that.  I love these cute hummingbirds and the Friends was left over from a different project. 

Poppy Stamps Large Iceland Poppy
Poppy Stamps Mod Flower Border
Poppy Stamps Little Hummingbirds
Frantic Stamper Frame
Tutti Designs Friends

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Double D Twine

   Are you ready for another fun challenge at Double D Challenge Blog.   It is all about twine this time. Although I love ribbon and twine, I seldom use it on my cards so this was fun for me.   I really planned a nautical design, but I could not find my blue and white baker's twine. I used the red and white and suddenly it became all about Christmas for me.                                   

I cut a circle frame using two different sizes of Spellbinder's circle dies. To give it stability I cut it two more times and glued them together. I wrapped some twine around it. Then I went over the top of that with some baker's twine and made a bow for the bottom. My Fiskar's  paper crimper added some texture to a plain white card stock piece and some snow flakes and sequins added a bit of texture and interest. The cute pelicans are from Cottage Cutz.

We are looking forward to seeing what you will create for your Twine creation.The design team always has trouble picking the top three because there are so many fabulous creations. Be sure to check out the inspiration from the team at Double D Challenge Blog

Monday, April 2, 2018

Give Thanks

I made another card for my computer today. I figured out what was wrong with it and have been able to navigate around the problem. So I am Giving Thanks. Since I made the card,  I thought I would enter it in the Impression Obsession Pick a Holiday Challenge.

Here are the IO dies I used.

Impression Obsession - Dies - Ornate Oval Frame Impression Obsession Ornate Oval

     IO Leafy Branches

          IO strawberry Set

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Dies R Us Birthday Wishes

Time for a new challenge over at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog. The Challenge is everyone's favorite Anything Goes. The only requirement is to use a die from a company Dies R Us carries. The store has all the major brands so that will be easy.  If you have not checked the store lately, drop by and see all the new products they are carrying.  

I made this card for one of my Double D team mates, Vicki Robertson.  Vicki is so talented and always there to lend me a helping hand. Take some time and treat yourself by checking out Vicki's Blog

Here are the dies I used to make this card.

Memory Box - Dies - Open Studio - Wrapped Scalloped RectanglesMemory Box Wrapped Scalloped Rectangles

Cheery Lynn Designs - Daisy StripCheery Lynn Daisy Strip

Elizabeth Craft Designs - Dies - Ostrich FernElizabeth Craft Ostrich Fern
Cheery Lynn Designs - Birthday Wishes CircleCheery Lynn Birthday Wishes Circle
Impression Obsession - Dies - Ornate Oval FrameImpression Obsession Ornate Oval Frame

 I added some dimension to the card by gluing several die cuts together. I added a couple of my homemade flowers and a few sequins to make what I think is a pretty card.  

We can't wait to see what you will create for this Anything Goes Challenge. Check out the designs from the rest of the team before you do. Dies R Us Challenge Blog.