Monday, August 22, 2016

Live In The Sunshine

Good Monday Morning!
 
 
Back on the Dies R Us Blog today!
 

I die cut the Picket Fence by Amy Design twice out of card stock and then layered them together.  Then I used different inks to create a distress, weather-worn look, just by swiping the pad directly on to the card stock. 



Sponged in my sky and sand so I would know where to place my fence, foliage and sea life.

The sea life were die cut using the Sand Dollar And Starfish by Cheery Lynn.  I used a glitter paper for each, you can see the shimmer and shine in the light.  I also added some greenery, die cutting Foliage 2 by Paper Smooches in 2 different shades of green card stock. 

Added some seagulls in flight and my sentiment, stamped in Black Licorice ink.  Both stamp sets by Gina K Designs, By The Sea and By The Sea 2.


 
I also added a bit of Stickles to mimic sand. 
 
Can you feel the cool breeze, and smell the light scent of cocoa butter in the air?

This card will be entered into the Challenge at Scrapy Land, Use An Image.
 
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Sunday, August 21, 2016

Autumn Blessings & A Jar Of Buttons

Good Afternoon!

This card will be entered into the Challenges at; Double D, Neutrals, Cheery Lynn, Doily and Scrapy Land, Use An Image.


 
 


 
I was totally drawn to that jar of buttons and with the neutral colors I figured I could get away with making a Fall/Autumn/Thanksgiving card.  I started with the Papertrey Ink stamp set, Just The Jar--Quart and matching die, Jar And Lid.  Then I glued down a bazillion buttons, give or take a dozen, in neutral colors.  Wrapped with thick Jute twine and mounted it all on top of my halved doubled doilies, which I inked up with Antique Linen ink.  Flowers are by Elizabeth Craft Design, Garden Notes Zinnia.  And Cheery Lynn Wheat Heads, in 4 different colors.  
 

 
MFT Stitched Traditional Tags for my sentiment which is from Gina K Designs, Fanciful Fall, the small fussy cut leaf is from the Autumn Beauty stamp set.  Ink in Always Artichoke.  Brown Gingham Ribbon and Candy Dots for accents.
 
I am so HAPPY to be making Fall cards.....even the temperatures have dropped significantly here.  YIPPEE!!!
 
Thanks for coming by, appreciate you doing so!
 
Enjoy~~


Friday, August 19, 2016

Blessed

Good Morning!

My card today will be entered into the following Challenges; Papertrey Ink, Create Along With Us, Scrapy Land, Use An Image and Simon Says Wednesday, Make For The Border.


I fell in love with Betsy's card, seen here: 
 

 
 
Here's what I came up with:



 
 
I used the Papertrey Ink products, Lovely Layers and Daydreamer stamp and die sets and the Blessed from the Counting My Blessings die set. I framed/bordered in my card using the Paper Smooches Stitched die.  After using the curved Stitched die I simply cut off the lower portion.
 

 
 
Poppy Stamps Verona Flourish die cut twice.  K & Company Natural Twine and a Michael's Brand, Recollections Leaf Punch on inside panel.
 
Thanks for popping in.
 
Enjoy~~ 


Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Butterflies and Gardenias

Hello!

This card will be entered into the Challenges; Memory Box, Yellow and Simon Says Wednesday, Make For The Border.

 
I used the Memory Box Butterfly Exhibit die cut layered in yellow and black card stock.  These were adhered to a panel that was embossed with Swiss Dots and mounted on to a Spelbinders Fanciful Lattice die cut, which frames the butterflies and flowers.  And that was all mounted on a piece of Fun Foam to add some more dimension.

 
Cheery Lynn dies; Fanciful Flourish and Small Gardenias.  Paper Smooches, Foliage 2.  Adhesive Pearls for accents.  I also added a lot of Wink Of Stella Clear Pen to the flowers.  Inside has a Fiskars Butterfly Pinch. 
 
Thanks for fluttering by.
 
Enjoy~~  


Monday, August 15, 2016

50th Anniversary

Good Monday Morning!
 
I am on the Dies R Us Blog today!
 
 
I have many anniversaries these coming months for friends, family and clients.  This one is for a very special couple celebrating their 50th anniversary!!!  I thought a little white and kraft card stock accented with gold foiling would make for a striking combo.  On the inside I added 2 Heart String dies by Penny Black.  Using several Spellbinders dies; A-2 Fancy Ribbon Threader, Lacy Squares and Heart Circles I created my base.  The 50 is Heat Embossed in Gold.

 
 
The Wheat Heads by Cheery Lynn as well as the double punched hearts were cut from Toner Paper and then foiled in gold with my Mini Minc Machine.  The detail on the Wheat Heads is amazing!  The hearts are pristine, that 'mark' is just a reflection from the camera, it's hard to capture the shimmery gold in a photo.
 
A little gold ribbon and a few adhesive pearls for accent.  Each layer has a fun foam backing which gives the card more dimension.  It also makes it nice and sturdy for mailing purposes.
 
Stamp sets by Gina K Designs, Simple Numbers and Tropical Flowers.  Ink in Antique Linen.
 

 
We just celebrated our 28th anniversary.....50 would be something to see!
 
This card will also be entered into the Challenges at: Stamping Sensations, Anything Goes, Penny Black, Anything Goes, With A Stamp, and Cheery Lynn, Back To Nature.
 
 
 
Don't forget to join in all of the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog. There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st & 15th of each month, with a gift voucher prize to one lucky winner.
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Sunday, August 14, 2016

Happy Birthday Blossoms And.....

.....Sequins Are Your Friends!  (more on that later)

This card will be entered into the following Challenges; Altenew, Pink Flamingo, WOW! Embossing PowderFlowers, and Cheery Lynn, Back To Nature.

 
 
 
I used the Altenew stamp and dies sets, Beautiful Day. I stamped and die cut one flower and 2 sets of leaves, stamping the other blossoms and leaves on to my background.  I only used one pink ink and one green ink, but you can still see the slight variations (I should have let each layer dry before re-stamping--live and learn). 

 
The outline of the flowers and leaves I heat embossed in White.  The Happy Birthday die cuts are by Cheery Lynn, Happy and Birthday.  A handful of iridescent Sequins.....now speaking of sequins.....when I was masking off the background blossoms my post-it was soaked with green ink on the back side--unbeknownst to me.....blossom, top right, 2 green ink smudges.....grrr.....should have bought that sanding stone.....so I added a couple of extra sequins hoping to hide my mistake.....I figure if I give it this to anyone older than 80 I may just have a chance!  Oh and lucky me, all of my Mother's Gal Pals ARE older than 80.....it's a win/win!  lol
 
Thanks for coming by, I love it when you do.....c'mon, let's get another coffee refill!
 
Enjoy~~



Enjoy Life

Good Morning!  I am not going to say a word about the weather.....but just go feel your card stock....that says A LOT!

This card will be entered into the Challenges at; Power Poppy, CSI (copy, steal, inspire--but not really steal), Scrapy Land, Anything Goes! Stamping Sensations, Anything Goes!  and Penny Black, Anything Goes, With A Stamp.

I found this pretty card on the Power Poppy Must See Customer Creations, it is by Patti's Stamping Studio (her Blog has been removed from the interwebs).

 
Here's what I came up with:
 
 
I used the Power Poppy stamp set, Short Stacks ( I just ADORE this set!)  Images colored with Copic Markers.  I added texture to my background using a Paisley Embossing Folder by Sizzix.   Spellbinders Classic and Scallop Ovals dies. 


 
A little free hand paper piercing using an oval die as a guide, half a doily backdrop.  Green Gingham Ribbon, double bow--impressive!  Button and Twine for accents.  I cropped the sentiment, removing sip by sip. 
 
LOVED Patti's color and design.....if she's out there I hope she sees this!
 
Thanks for coming by the crime scene! 
 
Enjoy~~