Sunday, November 21, 2021

Peace on Earth Blue

      Today starts anew challenge at Peace on Earth Challenge Blog.  We have had so many fabulous entries in our past challenges so we are excited to see what you do with this Mood Board.  


When I looked at it, I notice the blue and white and glitz and shine so that is what I used for this card.  Its much prettier in person and easy to do.  I cut an Impression Obsession snow flake cover die from whit and backed it in blue glitter paper.  I then mounted that to an Impression Obsession frame die that I put on a white card base. You can't see the focal image very well in the photo, but it is from Stampinup star dies.                           . 

You can't see the Stampin up star die very well in the photo, but I have it popped up so it shows up better IRL. 

     We hope you will join us for this challenge at   Peace on Earth Challenge Blog.  The team has some incredible inspiration for you.                . 

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Double D Trees


   A new mood board and a new challenge starts today over at Double D Challenge Blog. It is a fun one and all about trees.                                  


I used a multi-layer tree stamp from The Greetery.   I kept it simple by sponging a background.  I stamped and die cut the tree and put it on my background.  I added a few leaves to the grass.  I accidently smeared some ink, but decided it looked like leaves blowing in the wind so it was a Bob Rossi "Happy Accident".  I decided to add a frame to finish my scene.  

The team has great inspiration for you so visit Double D Challenge Blog and then join us for the challenge and a chance to win this die from Impression Obsession. 


Monday, November 15, 2021

Dies R Us Birthday Mail in Black and Gold

 Today starts a new challenge at Dies R Us Challenge Blog.    I am using two of my favorite dies again.  This is a birthday card for one of my forever friends.  We can say that because we have been friends for over thirty years.  Even though we don't live in the same town anymore,  We still manage to get together every few months at some halfway place. The designer paper is from Honey Bee.  I cut the Poppy Stamps Adriana Easel Die from white card and inked it with Gina K    ink.  Then I cut the second layer from Gold card.  I chose some flowers from homemade flower stash. I cut the Memory Box Birthday Mail in black and white.  

  Stop over  at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog and check out the inspiration from the team.  It's an Anything Goes Challenge using at least one metal die from a company sold at  the Dies R Us Store . 

Sunday, November 7, 2021

Peace on Earth Holiday Joy

I love this Mood Board at Peace on Earth Challenge Blog.  Each picture has so much texture and dimension along with the  buffalo plaid and little pops of red. I was torn between the window and the ornament, but decided on the ornament.  

I used an old Spellbinders ornament and one I got a s a free gift from an order at Dies R Us years ago.  The Joy is from PTI.  Some Tutti Designs greenery  and holly leaves from  Cheery Lynn topped with a Sue Wilson poinsettia. The paper is from Honey Bee. 

We have had so many amazing cards for each challenge and we are enjoying all the inspiration . The design team  at Peace on Earth Challenge Blog  has some beautiful inspiration for you too. 

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

A Walk in the Woods

 This is the perfect time of the year to take a walk in the woods in some parts of the USA.  We have been getting some much needed rain, but some days are a beautiful, sunny 70 degrees with slight breezes. Our challenge at Double D Challenge Blog is to use something on your card that you might see during a walk in the woods. Here is the great Mood Board to give you inspiration. 

I don't  know about you but that bear looks so peaceful in the field  of grass backed by trees.  I would love to see this as long as we had a great deal of distance between us.  My husband and I owned a party boat that we kept moored at Whiskeytown lake in Northern Colorado.  The lake was in the middle of a huge nature preserve filled with astounding sights.   Most of the time, we had a boat load of friends and family aboard, but several times a month we would escape by ourselves and enjoy the beauty of the lake that was filled with all types of nature.  Soaring eagles, egrets, deer, squirrels, and ducks were always there and we enjoyed watching the miracles of nature and just relaxing.  I loved getting into the water to cool off and just paddle around.  Steve always joined me but he was always ready to get back into the boat before I was. One day after he got back into the boat, he started whispering to me from the back of the boat. 

" Kath, get back in the boat."
" I'm not ready yet." 
"Get back in the boat."
He was rarely so forceful so I thought, I should probably get back in the boat.  To say he was unhappy with me does not describe the situation.  He then pointed out why he was so forceful.  Two baby bear cubs were swimming very close to me, and Mama, who was not happy, was following close behind. I never saw them, but they were so close that I was glad I was in the boat. 

I decided to use a Spellbinders  die set that I have had for awhile and not used.

If you join us for this challenge, you could win this cute Cottage Cutz die. 

Go over to the Double D Blog and check out some fabulous inspiration and then join us for the challenge. 

Monday, November 1, 2021

DRU Give Thanks

It is the beginning of a new month and a new challenge at Dies R Us Challenge Blog. The challenge is Anything Goes as long as you use at least one metal die by a company sold at the Dies R Us Store.  I hope you have signed up for their newsletter.  If not, you are missing some awesome sales. 

November is the month when we think about giving thanks for all the blessings God has given us.  We have made it through a pandemic, loss and separation from family and friends, rioting and destruction in our cities, rising crime rates, and scarcity of food and toilet  paper on the shelves.  I personally lost my husband of 51 years.  Although it was not Covid related a lock down in the rehab center where he was staying prevented me from seeing him the last 12 days of his life.  Even though we have all suffered to some extent we still have so many reasons to Give Thanks.  I plan to remind myself to focus on "whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things Philippians 4:8.   I put card this on my desk for a daily reminder. 

Most of the dies I used are ones I have had for awhile, but I just got the 
Memory Box Pinecone Stackers and  Memory Box Layered Fresh Flowers.  I love how they look on this card. 

I also used these dies on my card. 

Impression Obsession Give Thanks

Poppy Stamps Adriana oval

We hope you will join us for this challenge at  Dies R Us Challenge Blog.