Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Thanks

Good Morning!
Back again on the Tutti Designs Blog.
 
I have made 3 super simple Thank You cards. 
The Tutti Designs dies are so detailed and intricate
that you really don't need much else
to make pretty creations to send to people. 
Check these out, you'll see what I mean!
 
 
 
Turquoise Thanks.
 


I used the Swirly Thanks die in three different colors.  I only add a bit of texture with a Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, a strip of Designer Paper and a few small Adhesive Pearls.  Just check out the beauty of that Swirly Thanks die.  The font, the flourish and the pretty flowers.  Super pretty!




Green Thanks.





Pink Thanks.




 
 
Super Easy.  Super Pretty.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Enjoy~~
 
 
 
 
 

Double D, LEAVE It To Me

Good Morning! 

I hope it is a nice crisp Fall day.....I am writing this July 1st, it's a bit murky and humid here!  lol

A brand new Challenge is up and running over at the Double D Challenge Blog. 

Check out this Inspirational Tile!

 
On to the show!
 
 
 
 
I started with this fabulous window die set from Poppy Stamps, Madison Window.   It comes with the window, window box and flowers and foliage dies, a great deal for your money!  Here I have just used the window and window box.   I sponged the edges of the Kraft card stock a bit to add a bit more depth.  I also popped the window box up a bit using foam squares.  I created a little Harvest Wreath and filled my window box with some beautiful colored Fall leaves.



 
All of my leaves were created using a small paper punch, I think this particular one is the Michael's Brand, Recollections.  The acorn image and sentiment are by PTI, Friendship Jar Fall Fillers stamp set.  Stamped in Raven Black ink and colored with Copic Markers.  A bit of Wink Of Stella Clear Glitter Pen on the acorn to add some sparkle!
 
Please come on over to the Double D Blog and join in all of the FUN!  You'll be glad you did as there is always a pretty prize up for grabs!
 
 
And here's the prize for our LEAVE It To Me Challenge!
 
 

 
 
Enjoy~~
 




Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Birthday Flowers

Good Morning!
Back again on the Tutti Designs Blog
 
Today I have a lovely Birthday card to share with you, complete with Birthday Flowers!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I used the fantastic Tutti Designs die, Birthday Flowers.  This pot of beautiful Tulips will make any birthday HAPPY!  Here I cut the die from White card stock and then colored it with Copic Markers.  I backed the lone tulip and pot with corresponding card stock.  But you know me, I didn't stop there!  I then covered the entire cut in Versa Mark ink and Clear Embossing Powder.  Heated it.  The sheen and texture of doing this technique is sooooo good! 
 
If you haven't tried it before, you really should.  NO.....REALLY!!!
 
 

 
Layered it on to White card stock and then Black.  Stamped my Happy Birthday sentiment from Gina K Designs, Pleasant Plurals in Raven Black ink on to my Pink base and layered them all together. 
 
Quick.  Easy. Clean.  Beautiful.
 
 
 
 
 
Part of the March 2017 Release
 
 
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Enjoy~~
 
 

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Pleasant Trees Of Life


Good Morning!
 
Back on the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog  with another Fall themed card.

 
 
 
I used several of the wonderful dies that are offered in the Dies R Us Store. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I sponged my card stock with Oxide Inks and then spritzed with Heidi Swapp Color Shine in Gold.
 
 
 
 
Then I cut my Fall Leaves out of this beautiful paper! 
You get so much design and texture with this die set.
 
 
 
 
Die cut my Tree Of Life out of White card stock.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tree Of Life colored with Copic Markers.
 
 
 
Once I had all of my pieces die cut and colored I just created a simple Fall scene, complete with whimsical sentiment by Gina K Designs, Falling For You, stamped in Raven Black ink.
 
 


Here are the products I used:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wishing you all the pleasant trees of life!
 
Enjoy~~
 
 
And don't forget to come and join in all of the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store.  For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.
 
 
 
click below for:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Fabulous Friend

Good Morning!
Back again on the Tutti Designs Blog
 
I have a pretty little card to share with you today!
 
 
 
I used the fabulous Fluttering Butterfly Corner die for my card.  I die cut it from White card stock and then colored it with Copic Markers.  After that I covered the entire cut in Versa Mark ink and added Clear Embossing Powder, heat setting it all.  I love doing this to a colored die cut.  It makes for a lovely look.  Added a FAB sentiment from Gina K Designs, Poster Board Sentiments, stamped in Tempting Turquoise ink, and some matching Enamel Brads to complete my look. 
 
The Tutti Dies make card making easy peasy! 
Every die is so pretty and detailed, you don't need much more to create a card. 
 
 
 

 
 
 
This Fluttering Butterfly Corner  die was in the  August 2016 Release along with many other fabulous dies.  You should definitely check them all out!
 
 
 
 
 
Everyday you will find new and creative ideas right here, on the Tutti Designs Blog!

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Each Wednesday I will be back to share some new and creative card making ideas with you all!

Enjoy~~
 
 
 
 
 

Double D, Fright Night

Good Morning!

A brand new Challenge is up and running over at the Double D Challenge Blog. 

Check out this Inspirational Tile!

 
 
Oooooh we're in for some spooky good fun!
 
 
 
 
Just wanted to SHAKE things up a bit!  I know my background paper looks like a cow print, but in fact they are bats!  lol  I used the Great Impressions stamp Spooky Tree and dies from PTI, Shakers And Sprinkles Kit.  Gina K Designs, Wicked set, for my sentiment.  All were Heat Embossed in Black Powder....why I don't really know as you can't tell under all of those sequins and glitter.  Just seemed like a good idea in the beginning.  :)
 
 


 
Cheery Lynn has this great set of corner dies, Lace Corner Deco H, to be exact, and it has this FAB Spider Web die in the set, which I cut from Black Glitter Paper.
 
This card will be entered into the Challenge at Simon Says Monday, A Walk On The Dark Side.
 
It's FUN to make Halloween cards and super FUN to make Shaker cards.....why don't you join in all of the FUN!?!?  (of course you don't have to make a Shaker card--to participate).
 
Please come on over to the Double D Blog and join in all of the FUN!  You'll be glad you did as there is always a pretty prize up for grabs!
 
Enjoy~~
 




Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Fall Sympathy Card

Hello again....back with another Sympathy card to share with you!  I do find that there is a quiet beauty about making Sympathy cards.  I wish we didn't need them ever.....but.....
 
This will be entered in to the Challenges at; Simon Says Wednesday, Anything Goes, Stamping Sensations, Autumn Glory and Penny Black, Close To Nature.






I die cut a corner out of my card base using the Memory Box Distress Windham Collage die.  This die set is pretty cool and has 4 different styles of dies to choose from.  Once that was done I grabbed some Heidi Swapp Color Shine in Gold and spritzed it all over.  My sentiment is by Power Poppy, Soothing Sympathy and is stamped in Walnut Stain ink. 




 
 
 
Using White card stock I began sponging on Oxide inks in; Fired Brick, Fossilized Amber and Spiced Marmalade.  Splattered with a bit of water and more of the Color Shine in Gold.  Once dried I die cut my leaves out using the Cheery Lynn Fall Leaves 8 set.  I love the array of shapes and all that texture.  This is a wonderful Fall time die set.  Then I just clustered a bunch of the leaves on my Ivory card panel and adhered to my Chocolate Brown base.  I also tucked one lone leaf on the inside, bottom left corner for accent. 
 
Thanks so much for falling in.
 
Enjoy~~


Fall Sunflower

I am soooooo excited to say I have returned to the  Dies R Us Design Team!

This Design Team is chalked full of so many talented ladies, some of whom I know dearly and others I am looking forward to getting to know!
 
Now on with the show.......


 
 
I used this fabulous Cheery Lynn Sunflower Set.  Isn't it just glorious?  I die cut the Sunflower twice so I could offset and layer it to add some depth and dimension.  I also sponged the edges to do the same.  Small Flourish from the Gina K Designs stamp set, Sentimental Summer.   
 
 
 
 
 
Look at all of that texture you get just by die cutting, such great embossed detail!
 
 
 
 
 
On my sentiment panel I stamped a small Sunflower and sentiment.  Both from Power Poppy stamp sets; In Praise Of Sunflowers and Olive And Oak.  Colored with Copic Markers, ink in Pear Pizzazz.  I also added these fantastic Cheery Lynn Wheat Heads.  They always work so well on Fall cards or bouquets of flowers.  Button, Twine and Nuvo Crystal Drops in Dandelion for accents.
 
 
 

 
 
Here you can see how the petals can be curled up for even more dimension, this was done by simply gluing down the center of each flower, nothing more.
 
Here are direct links to the products I used:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
This card will also be entered in to the Challenges at;
 
Stamping Sensations, Autumn Glory
Penny Black, Close To Nature
Simon Says Wednesday, Anything Goes
 
 
I hope you enjoyed this creation as much as I enjoyed making it!
 
And remember come join in all of the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store
 
For your convenience all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.
 
 
click below for:
 
Enjoy~~
 
 
 


Monday, October 2, 2017

Bloom Forever

Hello! 
 
There are sometimes when you need a Sympathy card, they are hard to make but so important to the family that is receiving them.  This one was made with love for a very dear friend, Barb.....I am soooo sorry my friend!  She is always with you!  (((hugs)))
 
 
I will be entering this in the Challenges at; Simon Says Wednesday, Anything Goes, Stamping Sensations, Autumn Glory and Penny Black, Close To Nature.
 

 
 
 
 
I used the Stampin' Up! Botanical Blooms and Botanical Builder, stamp and die sets.  My flowers were cut from pretty Fall colored card stock.  Inks in Walnut Stain and Always Artichoke
 
 
 
 
 
Swiss Dots Embossing Folder for texture.  Sentiment from Power Poppy, Soothing Sympathy.
 
 

 
 
May Your Loved One's Memory Bloom In Your Heart Forever!
 
xoxo
 
 


Sunday, October 1, 2017

Pop Up Crib Baby Card

Hello again!

Now this card and matching envelope were a true labor of love!  You may have heard me mention in passing that I am going to be a first time Grandmother!  Yeah, I am sure I have mentioned it once or twice!  JOY!

I can now say that little Penelope Joy is due NEXT month! (perhaps sooner, one never knows for sure!)  Last check she weighed 5 pounds 10 ounces, has chubby cheeks and lots of hair!  She could even gain 1/2 a pound each week, over the last 6 weeks.  Insert squeals of JOY  < here >.

This will be entered into the Challenges at:  Simon Says Wednesday, Anything Goes!, Simon Says Work It Wednesday, Fave Stamps , Simon Says Monday, Heavy Metal and Scrapy Land, Anything Goes!




Front of envelope.
 
 
So fun to decorate! 
The lace reminds me of that little ruffle you tend to see on the backside of a baby's tights.  Awwwwwww..........
 
 
 
 
Back of envelope.

Complete with Giraffe Brad closure.....because Giraffes have Giraffes!
 
 
 
 
Front of card.
 
 
 
 
Card fully opened.

 
 
 
 
Back of card.

 
I made a little envelope to add my loving note.
 
Again, so much FUN!  Pure JOY!
 
Here are the products I used:
 
Cameo Cut File for Crib and Rattle
Tonic Rocking Horse die
Die Versions Giraffe die
MFT Stitched Traditional Tags and Party Banner dies
PTI Polka Dot Parade # 4 stamp and die, Counting My Blessings die,
Shakers And Sprinkles stamp, Designer Paper; Simple Valentine
Memory Box Homespun Heart die
Spellbinders Hearts
Darice Co'ordinations Designer Paper; Hot Pink Prints
Inks in; Pink Pirouette and Melon Mambo
Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
Thin Pink Ribbon
Pink and White Gingham Ribbon
Twine
Metal Heart Charm
Metal Giraffe Brad
Metal Eyelet
Adhesive Pearls
Adhesive Rhinestones
Heart Buttons
Lace
(I think that's it)
 
 
 
And now if you'd like to stick around
and see what Lori's beautiful Baby Shower looked like, just keep scrolling. 
 
 
But let me just say....IT WAS SOOOOOOO MUCH FUN!  We can't thank everyone enough for actually making the drive over the Bridge, we know we are not the most easiest destination to arrive at, but hopefully we made the journey worth it.  So many loving guests showed up and we are thankful.  Of course in planning any type of gathering we know last minute plans and things pop up and we totally understand.  Please know if you were on the guest list and couldn't make it you were missed.  And thank you to all of my online friends for your beautiful cards and generous gifts and well wishes!  This was such a happy Joyous occasion! 
Love to you all, far and near! 
xoxo
 
 
 
 
 

 
My 87 year old Mother made this Noah's Ark Birdhouse for Penelope.

 
Trinket Tree.



 
All we need are guests.

 
From the Truro Vineyard where Lori and Tim were married 2 years ago.
 

 
All about the little details.
 

 
Shower Favors.


 
Little extra prizes.
 
 

 
Giraffe!  :)

 


 
Photos:  1st date, Engagement Party, Wedding at the Vineyard.
 

 
Baby Card Photos.
 
 

 
Lori's Mother-In-Law, Colleen,  made that spectacular Diaper Cake with 200 diapers,
receiving blankets and sweet baby socks.  It was AMAZING!
 


The stuffed frogs are Tim's from when he was little. 
 


 
That hamper was filled with Baby Clothes--yes I have a problem lol
 
 

 
A few fun games with some fun prizes.
 
 

 
Working hard for them!


 

 
We had 4 sweet little girls helping the happy couple out with gifts!
 

 
A beautiful sun shiny day on Cape Cod.
 
 

 
So many wonderful and thoughtful gifts.
 
 

 
The sweetest little girls and my only thought was, this is my future!  <3 
 

 
The little ones were having so much fun helping!
 
 

 



 
Just adorable!
 
 


 
A good time was had by all!
 
 


 
I still say that J is a heart!
 
 

 
Colleen also is a wonderful baker!  Yum!
I did have a wonderful menu, but we forgot to take pictures of the food. 



 
My 3 favorite ladies, Lori, Penny and my Mom, Edie!  <3 
 
 

 
Sweetest Photo Ever!
 
 

 
Tim's Family.
 

 
How did he change so quickly???
 
 

 
Love!



 
Lori, Penny and Nana Me!
My heart is full!

 
Nana Colleen, Lori, Penny and Nana Me!
We are so lucky!
 
 
The invitation.
 
 
 
 
  Books for Baby was such a wonderful idea. 
The inscriptions and array of books for Penny
was amazing.  Her bookshelf is full!
 
Such a long post!
 
Thanks so much for popping in.
 
33 days to go!
 
xoxo