Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Double D Frame it

Frames have always been one of my favorite card making tools. When I see a new frame die, I just have to add it to my stash. This mood board represents all types of frames. My husband, children and I lived in Okinawa, Japan for three years and had the opportunity to buy wood block prints, etchings, and oil paintings that each have a special memory attached to it,  My husband matted and framed each piece we bought.  We would work together to pick what we thought would be the perfect way to enhance the art. 

When you look at the frames on the Mood Board, try to imagine what if anything  should be inside the frame. 

I just bought a new frame from Precious Marke at  the Dies R Us Store and had to use it,  This is another box of chocolates that I made for a special event. 

It has all my  favorite things: frames, flowers, and butterflies.

Precious Marieke
Precious Marieke - Dies - Early Spring - Spring Flowers Square Frame

Dies R Us Tags

Time for a new challenge at  Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  This time we are challenged to make a tag. 

  I just got a new tag die from Sue Wilson at the DRU store and wanted to try it out.  I kept it very simple. The sentiment is from Gina K Designs. I made the flower using Cheery Lynn Daisy Strip. The leaves are Elizabeth Craft. 

Elizabeth Craft Designs - Dies - Ladder Fern

We hope you will TAG along with us at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Dies R Us Flowers

April has ended and so have many of the showers so now it is time to enjoy the spring flowers at DIES R US CHALLENGE BLOG.

I love making home made flowers and Elizabeth Crafts Designs has so many beautiful ones.  I started with the pitcher and cut it from some pretty designer paper I have. I looked through the flowers I have made while I watched old Hallmark movies with my husband and decided to use some lilacs and dog wood to fill the pitcher.

I don't need to describe how I put this card together because a picture is worth a thousand words but if you are interested in any of the dies I used I have them listed here with links back to the Dies R Us Store

Preciuous Marieke - Dies - Fantastic Flowers - Square Flowers FramePreciuous-Marieke Fantastic-Flowers

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

Elizabeth Craft Designs - Dies - Dogwood 2Elizabeth Craft Dogwood 2

Elizabeth Craft Designs - Dies - Pottery Pitcher Elizabeth Craft Pottery Pitcher

Elizabeth Craft Designs - Dies - Ladder FernElizabeth Craft Ladder Fern.

We hope you will join us at DIES R US CHALLENGE BLOG with your flower designs.

Double D Kentucky Derby Hat Inspiration

Kentucky Derby Hat Inspiration
Be inspired by what you see on these hats,
maybe it's the colors, flowers even the horse...
look closely there is plenty...
does NOT have to be a hat!

I did not have a hat stamp or die so I thought I had to take inspiration from what was on the hats.... that is until I saw how clever and creative my team mate Barb is.  She took dies she had and made her own hat.  As usual the team has some wonderful inspiration for you at Double D Challenge Blog.

Three of the pictures on the board have pink flowers on them so I started there.  I bought a rose stamp from Altenew several months ago.  I watched several  videos on this multi-layering stamp before I bought it because I have not had success with stamp layering in the past.  They made it look easy,and I am sure it was for them.  I can't tell you how many times I tried to get it lined up perfectly with no success. I decided to use the best one.   Even though it is not perfect it is the look I was going for on this card.

Go visit  Double D Challenge Blog to see all the fabulous inspiration from the team.  We hope you will play along.