Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Double D Signs of Summer

Our new challenge at Double D Challenge Blog is called Signs of Summer.  Here is the fun mood board created by Dar. 

When you think about summer,   what comes to mind?  Maybe water activities, going to the beach or lake, or relaxing at a mountain cabin.  When I think of summer, I think of the ocean and beaches.  We lived  in Okinawa, Japan for three years and rented a house on the ocean.  During low tides, on summer afternoons and evenings we would grab our buckets and go shelling. So when I see sea shells, I am reminded of those relaxing times on the beach.  Do you suppose the little girl in the Mood Board picture is going to look for shells to put in her bucket? 


Here is a picture of my daughter and me about 45 years ago.  The note on the back of the picture reads "Me and Jenny after an afternoon of shelling on the beach."  (She wants to make a shell necklace). 

 * Notice the pink bucket. 


 I decided to use a sea shell set I just got from Stampin Up for this challenge.  This is my card for the challenge. 


 It is so much prettier IRL.  The embossing is so deep and there is so much texture.  I embossed a black piece of card stock with the embossing folder. Next I cut some light green paper and some pink card stock with the die.  I was not sure which color I wanted to use.  I sponged some tattered rose distress ink on the pink panel and then ran it through the embossing folder.  I did the same with the green piece.  I decided to use the pink, but laid it aside with the green.  Then I decided to use them both and off set the green slightly.  It gave more dimension.  Both were layered on the black panel that was placed on a pink card base.   The sentiment also comes from the same set. 

We hope you will join us for the Signs of Summer  challenge and a chance to win this cute die set. 

The Double D Challenge Blog team  has lots of inspiration as usual, so head on over and take a look. 

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Dies R Us Thanks for Being You

                                                            Sue Wilson Peony Diamond
Sue Wilson Gemmini collection


Dies R Us Birthday Mail

Here we are in the middle of June and it is time for another challenge at Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  The teme for this year is Anything Goes.  Just remember to use at least one metal die made by a company the store sells.  I just got this Memory Box Birthday Mail die and I love it.  The background die is from Sue Wilson.  Did you know the DRU has special sales and special orders?  Last month hundreds of European dies that are not usually carried at the store were made available.  Sue Wilson dies were among them. 


For my card i started with some PTI paper that I bought years ago.  I cut a strip of black papet to go under the oval die and the layered the birthday mail in pink and black. The flowers are fussy cut from Stampin Up decorator paper.  Not my usual fancy flower, but I like it.  
                                                                Memory Box Posh Birthday Mail
                                                                Sue Wilson Montreal

We hope you join us for this challenge at Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  While you are there be sure to stop in at the Dies R Us Store to see all the new arrivals. 

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Double D

                                                              'BEE' Inspired

Use bees and/or anything that inspires you on the mood board.
(honeycomb, yellow, black, hexagon etc)

Welcome to the second Double D Challenge  for the month.  I took my inspiration from the colors and the framed bumble bee pictures. 

I used a Tutti Design Honeycomb and Impression Obsession wooden fame  frame.

I only used part of the die behind the frame. I mounted it on a black card base. I finished it with a flower. 

 I don't know why I have to put a flower on everything.  Looking at it now, I realize it did not need it.   I probably need to join a support group.  I'll look into it. Anyway, if you play along, you will have a chance to win this Sunny Studio stamp set. 

You are going to love what the DD Team did for this challenge.  We hope you will join us at Double D Challenge

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Dies R Us Noel

Time for another Anything Goes challenge at DIES R US CHALLENGE BLOG . Just remember to use a brand of die sold by Dies R Us.  I decided to get another Christmas card done. 

I found this Noel die already layered together when I was looking at my Christmas Supplies so this card came together quickly.  I layered some matching glitter paper behind the Tutti Designs Rose die. Then put the center cut back in.  I framed it with a Lawn Fawn reverse scalloped frame. 

We hope you will join us for this Anything Goes Challenge at DIES R US CHALLENGE BLOG .