Sunday, January 22, 2017

Masked Heart Wreath

Good afternoon!

This card will be entered into the Challenges at Papertrey Ink, Masked Heart Wreath, Scrapy Land, Favorite Colors and Penny Black, Anything Goes!

Super fun technique that you could use with any shape.  Check out Melissa's video HERE!

I used a Spellbinders Hearts die to make my mask.  A perfect classic heart shape.  I used the Papertrey Ink stamp sets; Day Dreamer, Garden Gate, Love & Marriage and Love Notes.  I stamped all of my floral images in inks in Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Pool Party, Rose Red, So Saffron and Tempting Turquoise.....some of my most favorite colors!  I also used the PTI Big Basics Love You die, which I cropped.  
I also added a bit of sparkle using a Wink Of Stella Clear Glitter Pen.  I added some Washi Tape to the inside of the card too.  I thought this would make a lovely Engagement card and popped it in the mail to a happy little couple!
Thanks so much for coming by, love it when you do!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Double D, Black And White

Good Morning! 

*** Blog Candy Winner ***  Read to the end!

A brand new Challenge starts at The Double D Challenge Blog, and here is your Inspirational Tile:

And here's what I came up with:
I started with a Spellbinders Perfectly Pierced Classic Frame die cut and in Black Licorice ink I stamped my sentiment from the Beautiful Day stamp set by Altenew.  Found this gorgeous black and white Designer Paper in my stash.

My big, bold, beautiful butterfly is by Cheery Lynn, Small Lace Butterfly With Angel Wing (the angel wing is 'half' a die, you just fold your card stock in half and die cut the backing for the lace butterfly).  The angel wing was cut in black and the butterfly was cut in white.  Sheer Black Ribbon and Crystal Drops in Ebony for accents.    

After cutting the butterfly I covered it in Dazzling Diamonds does this thing blinding!  So hard to capture in a photograph.....come on by, I'll put the kettle on!
This card will also be entered in to the Challenge at Penny Black, Anything Goes!
And to continue with the Double D Challenge Blog 1st Anniversary Celebration there will be 2 additional prizes awarded on the Double D Blog, so RUN right on over and join in the festivities!
My Blog Candy Winner is Dawn with this comment!
Happy Anniversary to you and the DT at Double D. great card
Dawn, please email me,  Donna with your mailing address so I can get your prize in the mail ASAP. 
Thanks for coming by, hope you join in on the Challenge!

Monday, January 16, 2017

Coffee Perks

Good Monday Morning!
 Back on the Dies R Us Blog again to share a new card with you!
I don't know why I never had a coffee cup die before....I ADORE COFFEE!!!  I got this cute one, Coffee On The Go by Memory Box.  My front panel measures 4 x 5 inches.  Using a Die-Namics Rectangle die I created my frame.  I lined my Coffee Cup die up all around and cut out 6.  Layering the back of the frame with White card stock.  This die even cup even comes with a little cuff to decorate your cup with.    

I added 2 additional Coffee Cups in Turquoise.  Each cup is decorated with a sweet little heart from the Homespun Heart die by Memory Box.  I also added a portion of the Heart String die by Penny Black to the top of my frame.  Sentiment by Great Impressions, Nicest Perks was stamped on Vellum in Tempting Turquoise ink and then heat embossed with Clear Embossing Powder.  I always heat emboss when stamping on Vellum. 
I will also be entering this card in the Challenges at:
Stamping Sensations, Coffee And Cream
Penny Black, Anything Goes!
Memory Box - Dies - Coffee on the Go
Coffee On The Go
Memory Box
Memory Box - Dies - Homespun Heart
Homespun Heart
Memory Box
Penny Black - Dies - Heart String
Heart String
Penny Black
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Remember everyday the Design Team will be sharing beautiful inspiration with you all, so keep coming back!

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Bring On The Bling

Good Morning!
I am helping my BFF Barbara Campbell host the Challenge
over at the NEW Mod Squad Challenge Blog, Bring On The Bling!!!
I am being Sponsored by

I used the Wild Hibiscus stamp and matching Die sets and my sentiment is from the Beautiful Day set all from Altenew.  Die cutting out the flowers from water color paper, stamping in Versa Mark ink and heat embossing in Gold.  I then 'water colored' my pretty flower images using inks in Riding Hood Red and Garden Green.  I find this to be the easiest way for me to water color, regular ink pads and a water brush.

Using 2 Cross Stitched Rectangles dies I created my frame.  The inside cut was used as my base panel, which I splattered a bit of my ink on to.  My frame has been backed with Fun Foam to make it sturdy and to add some depth and dimension.  Adhering my pretty flowers to either side and  I then just added a wicked lot of BLING to accent my corners.  A third flower was cut and added to the inside for accent.  Base card stock is Dusty Rose.
Now run right over and check out all of the details and say hello to Barb!

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Double D, Anniversary

Good Morning!  (keep reading to the end.....BLOG CANDY ALERT!!!)

A brand new Challenge starts at The Double D Challenge Blog, and here is your Inspirational Tile:

Diane and Darlene are celebrating their first anniversary!! Play along, be a part of the celebration!!
Here's what I created:
I used several dies in creating my Anniversary card.  Memory Box Homespun Heart, Penny Black Border Edgers, Paper Smooches Foliage 3 and Cheery Lynn Gardenia.  Card stock, Just Peachy and sentiment, Scripty Sayings 2 by Gina K Designs.  Black Licorice ink. 

Penny Black Heart Strings die.

I adore this Gardenia flower die!
And what kind of an Anniversary Celebration would it be without presents??? 
In honor of the  Double D Challenge Blog Anniversary I have a few presents to give to YOU!
3 Duo Stamp sets by Gina K Designs!  One winner will be chosen to receive all 3.  Just leave a comment on this post, I will pick a winner at the end of this Challenge!
Good Luck! 

And because we are all in celebration mode you may find that one or two or even more of our wonderful Design Team at Double D will also have some Blog Candy for you to win!  In addition Diane and Darlene will also be giving away 2 additional prizes!  So, RUN right on over to the Double D Challenge Blog for inspiration and prizes!!!
Thanks so much for coming by, now head on over to the Double D Challenge Blog and wish them a very HAPPY 1st Anniversary!

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Thank You Cards

AND they're all flat.....NO extra postage, not an easy task for me!  BUT, I did it!

I will be entering this card in the Challenge at Simon Says Wednesday, Anything Goes!

Altenew, Garden Grow
And this card at the Penny Black, Anything Goes!
Penny Black; Blooming Garden, Papertrey Ink, Swoosh.

Altenew, Wild Hibiscus & Magnolias For Her.
Poppy Stamps; Drifting Feathers die, Stamp Of Approval; Beautiful World Collection.
Power Poppy, In Praise Of Sunflowers & Everything's Even Rosier.
Papertrey Ink; Through The Trees, Great Impressions; Bird Trio.

Power Poppy; Everything's Even Rosier and Potted Primroses.
Penny Black; Blooming Tags.
Tutti Designs; Swirly Thanks die.
Stamp Of Approval; Beautiful World Collection.
Altenew; Garden Grow.
Penny Black; Blooming Garden, Papertrey Ink; Swoosh.
I made a few more in these same designs, all have been mailed and 4 more will be hand delivered this week.  Such a good feeling coming into 2017 with all of my homework done.  YAY!
Wishing you all a very happy and healthy New Year! 
I am always so grateful that you stop by, Thank YOU!

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Thank You

Hello.....possibly my last post of 2016.....maybe.

This card will be entered into the Challenges at Altenew, A Year In Review and Simon Says Wednesday, Anything Goes!

I chose October's Photo Inspiration:

I decided to do a bit of water coloring using my regular ink pads and a water brush.  Inks in Daffodil Delight, So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie and Wild Wasabi.  I used the Altenew stamp and dies sets, Magnolias For Her.

My flowers were first heat embossed in gold powder, as was my sentiment.  I also splattered some inks on to my background panel.  Yellow Enamel Dots for accents.
May you all have a happy and healthy new year!  Cheers!