Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Double D Birthday

The Mood Board at Double D Challenge Blog is full of fun birthday images.  I loved the pink and green color scheme with the balloons and I had the perfect papers and dies for that image.

I needed a cart for my 11 year old great niece, Samantha. What kid doesn't like balloons? 

I used the Stampin' Up balloon die and some alphabet dies to make it more personal. I also used some pink glitter card stock to add some sparkle. In retrospect I wish I would have used plain green for the letters... I think they would have shown up more. 

One random person who links up on our birthday challenge at Double D Challenge Blog  will win this fun die, and of course, the team has some fabulous inspiration for you.


Monday, July 15, 2019

Dies R Us Birthday

The challenge at Dies R Us Challenge Blog this time is Birthday.  I don't know about you, but I send more birthday cards than anything else.   I just got a new Elizabeth Craft lace frame die from the DIES R US STORE so I started with that. I sponged a little color on the center of the die cut. 

Then I grabbed one of my potted die cuts.  I usually color two or three when I have my markers out so I have some  when I want to create. Most of you who visit my blog on a regular basis know that I love making paper flowers. I usually make them in front of the TV while I watch a Hallmark movie with my hubby. All of the flowers in the pot were in my stash so this card only took me fifteen minutes to make because the only thing I had to cut was the lace frame, the Queen Anne's lace and the Happy birthday and then assemble the card. 
These are the dies I used from the  DIES R US STORE

Hope you find some time to join us for the challenge. 

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Double D Tropical

Tropical palm trees, tropical flowers,tropical birds,  and tropical fruit. Can you guess the theme for this Double D Challenge Blog?

I was really struggling with this challenge.  I have palm tree stamps, and dies, but I have used them so often I could not think of a new idea. I was not sure what I was going to do until I remembered a friend of mine gifted me with a set of tropical flower dies from Stampin Up. Thanks Barb!!! 

A left over die cut from a prievous challenge and some water colored paper backgrounds were in a basket on my desk so I decided to use them and add the tropical flowers and leaves. 

The water color background looks muted in the photo, but IRL it is very shiny and full of gold highlights.

So look at the mood board and the go look at all the inspiration from the team at  Double D Challenge Blog.  If you play along, you will have a chance to win this prize. 

Monday, July 1, 2019

Dies R Us Anything Goes

How about some coffee and some chocolate?  I fell in love with the idea of making pretty cards with treat boxes inside.  I made this one for a coffee raffle basket.  Karen Burniston dies are fabulous for pop ups. but they can also be used for the outside of a card like I have done here. 

 Untie the ribbon and you will see six individually wrapped chocolates.   

Here are the dies that I used from the Dies R Us Store.

Karen Burniston Pop Coffee Cup
Karen Burniston Cupcake PopUp
Precious Marieke Square Flower Frame

This is an easy challenge.... just remember to use at least one metal die and then link up at Dies R Us Challenge Blog for a chance to win a gift certificate to the Dies R Us Store.