Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Tuesday, December 15, 2020
It is hard to believe this is the last Dies are Us Challenge Blog of 2020. It has been a hard year full of challenges, but for many of who love paper crafting our hobby has given a creative outlet for a very unusual year. This DRU challenge is Winter Wonderland and this is my version of that idea.
Wednesday, December 2, 2020
Isn't this a fun mood board for the Double D Challenge and the design team has really had fun with this one. You are going to love what they put together.
This card was really fun for me to make. I took out the very first stamp set that I ever bought 11 years ago. It is one from Gina K created by Teresa Momber. My daughter loves cats so I bought it to make cards for her. This cat was sitting in a tea cup, but I fussy cut him so I could put him in a crate of Christmas greenery and put a Santa hat on him. I did not have a die or a stamp I could use so I found some free clip art and sized one of the hats to fit my cat.
Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Sunday, November 15, 2020
Wednesday, November 4, 2020
Sunday, November 1, 2020
Poppystamps Adriana Easel
I use this die frequently, but you should know that there are several Poppy Stamp Adriana dies to fit all your card making needs and you can find the all at the Dies R Us Store.
Impresession Obsession WheatTutti Design Cones and Branches
We hope you will join us for this challenge at DIES R US CHALLENGE BLOG. One random link will have a chance to win a gift certificate at the Dies R Us Store. We are thankful for you.
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
When you think of October what comes to mind? I was born and raised in Western Pennsylvania where the changing of the oak and maple trees is draw dropping magnificient so naturally, I think of colorful trees and leaves. Now I live in a little town, Dairyville, in Northern California. The area around me is famous for it's walnuts and olives with an abundance almonds and pecans too. All the nuts are harvested in October so there are usually many festivals held in October where nuts and pumpkins abound. This year they have all been cancelled but the farmers did still raise the pumpkins for those who love pumpkin carving and you can still purchase the fabulous nuts from the local growers. If you don't have a particular fall image Dar has provided a fabulous mood board for you over at Double D Challenge Blog
I took my inspiration from the barnwood backing , the crates, the ladder, the pumpkins the black color from the cat and the books.
Thursday, October 15, 2020
- Starts off with a Halloween Jumpstart Challenge Oct 13th - Oct 28th
with winner announced Nov. 1st
- Beginning November 1st all challenges will run from the 2nd through the 28th
with winner announced on the 1st of following month.
- Theme is ANYTHING GOES HALLOWEEN.
Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Today starts a new challenge at Double D Challenge Blog. Wreaths can be so decorative at any time of the year and the Mood Board certainly does show how different a wreath can look.
Play along and link up with us at Double D Challenge Blog for a chance to win this wreath die from Cottage Cutz. The team has some great inspiration for you. Each challenge the team picks our favorite designs to be featured on the blog. I can tell you we always have a hard time selecting our favorites from all the fabulus entries. We hope you will join us.
Thursday, October 1, 2020
I have made a few cards lately that are not my usual style which is why I love the challenges. It is good to be pushed out of your comfort zone and do something different, but for this Anything Goes Challenge at DIES R US CHALLENGE BLOG , I reverted back to my usual stlye. I got this Poppy Stamp die a few months ago and I have used it for so many cards. It is intended to be an easle card and I have done some of them, but I also have used it for the front of an A2 card like I have done here.
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
What a fun idea for a challenge and great inspiration board Dar created for us this time. I took my inspiration from several of the photos. The trellis, picket fence, and stone pathway from the first photo, the fall colors on the second and the trees in all of them.
I have not done much stamping lately, but I bought these trees and stone pathway from The Greetery and thought they would look great with some IO Dies I have had for awhile. I made a mistake in the placement of my walkway and it looks more like a pathway to the stars, but I am sure I will learn from my mistake. It turned out to be a colorful fall card and I have some friends that will not notice my misplaced path. We hope you will join us for this challenge at Double D. The team has some wonderful and original inspiration for you so visit us Double D Challenge Blog
One randomly chosen person will win this die that is the perfect prize for this challenge.
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
The challenge at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog this time is One for the Boys. This card was fun for me because one of my bestie guy pals has the nickname of Bear. I am always looking for fun Bears for cards for him. I love this IO die and it is perfect for him because he is a sweetheart of a guy.
Wednesday, September 2, 2020
If you love lots of color, this is the challenge for you. Diane created a fabulous mood board for this colorful challenge at Double D Challenge Blog.
I decided to go with a flower theme for this challenge, A friend found four flower dies incuding the die for this iris at a garage sale and bought it for me. I have not used any of them before but thought they would work for this challenge. I started with a water colored background and framed it with one of the die cuts from a Frantic Stamper frame die the cuts several frames in different patterns. This is the second largest frame in the set. I but that on a white card base and then pit the Irises in the frame. I finished with an old Cheery Lynn Hugs die cut that I layered several times to give it dimension.
Double D Challenge Blog. We all need some color in our life these days so we hope our colorful cards will brighten your day. Play along and you might win this cute dolor die.