Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Double D Butterfly

It is the third Wednesday of the month and time for another fun challenge at the 
I LOVE this mood board and challenge. I have always been intrigued with butterflies.  They come in so many different shapes and colors and are the perfect addition to any card. As usual, Darlene has created a fabulous Mood Board for us.


. I wanted to create a card for every one of the pictures, but  I chose the purple flowers and purple and blue butterfly.

I just got this Sue Wilson die from the Dies R Us Store.   I added a Cherry Lynn butterfly that is backed with velum and colored with markers. A few flowers and pearls and the card was done.  

The team has created fabulous inspiration for you so take a look at the Double D Blog, and then link up your design.  One randomly  drawn entry will win the pretty butterfly dies. 

Friday, June 15, 2018

Dies R Us Summer Fun

A new challenge starts today at Dies R Us called Summertime Fun. What reminds you of a fun summer day?

When I think of summer time, two pictures immediately pop into my head. One is the beach and playing in the sand and another is time spent on our pontoon boat at Whiskytown Lake. For today's card, I decided on the beach. It has been a while since I have done a fancy fold card so I picked one of my favorites, the double display fold, and started my card. Lots of real estate and fussy cutting on this card.

I started by cutting a piece of white card for the center scene and sponging it to create my sky sea and beach. I added the elements from  Sue Wilson Island Paradise

Some IO beach and shells dies were added to the small inside panels and a rope die was used on the taller side panels.

The Cheery Lynn Summer Fun die was cut several times from sandpaper, different colors of glitter paper, and white for a base.  I fussy cut the elements and glued them to the white base. I put that on top of another sponged sea scene which was backed with an old Spellbinder's die.  It is nice to give some older dies some love again.

Summer is Fun with so many activities.  The DRU Team has some fabulous inspiration for you and if you link up, you will have a chance  to win a a gift certificate to the DRU STORE .

Cheery Lynn Designs - Summer FunCheery Lynn Summer Fun

Sue Wilson Designs - Tropical Collection - Island ParadiseSue Wilson Island Paradise

Impression Obsession - Dies - Mini Beach Fun SetImpression Obsession Mini Beach Fun

Impression Obsession - Dies - Mini Shell SetObsession--Dies--Mini-Shell-Set

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Double D Color Challenge

Looking at the teal M&Ms reminds me of a a story.  It was time for the junior prom and the committee selected teal as one of their colors. They decided they wanted teal M&Ms on each of the tables. The night of the prom the girls looked gorgeous with their hair, make up, and nails done perfectly, and the guys were positively dashing. About an hour into the prom, I noticed that most of the crowd had blue tongues and teeth.... thank goodness they had their pictures taken early in the evening.

Color Challenge Teal AND Red
Added Neutrals are Okay

Isn't this a fun mood board?  I think you can tell which picture I chose for my inspiration. 

I did not have a cheery die or stamp so I used IO strawberries to fill my flower pot. I love this Memory Box Butterfly frame. If you leave it in the die you can use it as a stencil and give more color to the frame.   We hope you will join us  Double D Challenge Blog for this color challenge.  One random participant will win this prize. 

Interested in the Dies I used?  You can find them at the Dies R Us Store.
Memory Box - Dies - Fantasy Butterfly FrameMemory Box Fantasy Butterfly FrameElizabeth Craft Designs - Dies - PottedElizabeth Craft Potted

Impression Obsession - Dies - Sm. Strawberry BunchI O strawberries

Friday, June 1, 2018

Dies R Us Sunshine or Clouds

It is the first of the month and time for a new challenge at Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  The title is sunshine or clouds. I chose sunshine and lots of flowers. I have had these pop up dies from Lawn Fawn for quite some time and this was the perfect challenge to use them for the first time. It was much easier than I thought and came together quickly.  

Lawn Fawn - Stitched Hillside Pop-Up Dies
Lawn Fawn Hillside Pop Up

Lawn Fawn - Flower Hillside Pop-Up Add On Dies

Lawn Fawn Hillside Pop Up Add on Flowers

Frantic Stamper - Dies - Lovely LeafyFrantic Stamper Lovely Leafy Tree

Impression Obsession - Dies - ThoughtsImpression Obsession Thoughts

We hope you will create your version of Sunshine or clouds and share it with us at Dies R Us Challenge Blog