Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Scrolly Heart Valentine

Donna Phelan back again on the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog,
sharing an easy Valentine with you!
I used the inlaid die technique and you can really see the detail
in this gorgeous Tutti Designs Scrolly Heart die....it POPS!
I cut the beautiful and detailed Tutti Designs Scrolly Heart from White card stock.  Then I placed it back in to the panel for that inlaid look.  I also backed it with a pretty Pink card stock, in this way all of the details are easily seen....soooooooo pretty!
I then cut out the Penny Black Heart String die in a deep Pink
and draped it over the top focal panel. 
Sentiment stamped in Melon Mambo ink.  Adhesive Pearls and sheer Ribbon for accents. 
Valentine Designer Paper from my stash. 
Oooh La La Love Is In The Air.
Here's what I used:

Tutti Designs - Dies - Scrolly Heart
Tutti Designs Scrolly Heart

Penny Black - Dies - Heart String

Penny Black Heart String

Thanks for popping in!


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Saturday, January 27, 2018

Masculine Cards

Happy Saturday!

I have 2 masculine cards to share with you today....masculine....I know, right?!?!

This 1st one will be entered into the Challenges at; Scrapy Land, Anything Goes and Simon Says Wednesday, Layer It Up!

I used the Gina K Designs stamps Masculine Tags, stamped and fussy cut out.
  Night Of Navy ink.
Designer Paper, Argyle Socks by PTI.

Tutti Designs dies; Stitched Nesting Banners and Stitched Nesting Stars.
Swiss Dots Embossing Folder.

This card will be entered into the Challenges at; Simon Says Monday, Tag It
and Papertrey Ink, Shadowed Sentiments

I created my wood grain background by scoring every 1/2 inch and then swiping some Oxide inks back and forth til I achieved the look I was going for.
Inks in; Faded Jeans, Iced Spruce, Peeled Paint and Vintage Photo.

PTI stamps and dies; Shakers And Sprinkles, Love Notes
Inks in; Daffodil Delight, Dove Gray, Island Indigo, Raven and Tangerine Tango
MFT Stitched Traditional Tags die.
Copic Markers.

Island Indigo shadowed by Dove Gray.

Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, January 26, 2018

Love From Massachusetts

Good Morning!

A couple of more cards to share with you today.

The 1st one will be entered at Simon Says Wednesday, Layer It Up!

Again, I used the Stately Flowers 12 stamp set from Gina K Designs.....swooooooon!

Gina K Designs, Stately Flowers 12....of course! 
Here I used a piece of Acetate to create my card front.

I stamped my Mayflowers, colored them with Copic Markers and fussy cut them out. 
I also cut out a 2nd stamped image, but just for the shape,
to back this colored one so it wouldn't look ugly when opening the card.  
Added some pretty black and white Designer Paper, Lace, Adhesive Pearls and a thin Pink Ribbon.

Inside I stamped a few of the sentiments and fussy cut out 2 more of the Mayflowers.
Raven Black ink.
Sakura Glitter Pen.

This is what it looks like flat.


This card will be entered into the Challenges at: Scrapy Land, Anything Goes
and Stamp TV, MMC12018.

Using Spellbinders Standard and Scallop Circle dies I created my shaped card.
Gina K Designs, You Are stamp set.
You die from SOA, Beautiful World Kit.
Raven Black ink.
Copic Markers.

You has been layered 3 times.

Thanks for coming by.


Thursday, January 25, 2018

Floral Thoughts

Good Morning!

A day off from work makes for a great day in the craft room!

My first card will be entered into the Challenges at; Altenew and Simon Says Wednesday, Layer It Up.

I did a little water coloring on this card.  I used the Altenew products; Beautiful Day (stamp and die sets) sentiment from their Magnolias For Her set.

Flowers have been layered using Foam Squares, I doubled them up on the
bottom right flower to make it POP even more. 
Lots of craft paint platters, glitter and sequins for accents.  
Raven Black ink.

My next card will be entered into the Challenges at; Simon Says Monday, Tag It
and Stamp TV, Kindness.

A simple masculine card full of thoughtful love and kindness.  I used the Gina K Designs stamp sets; On My Mind, Poster Board Sentiments and Mommy To Be Diva (little heart).

MFT dies;  Notched Border, Stitched Traditional Tags.
PTI Designer Paper, Argyle Socks.
Enamel Dots.
Corner Punch.

Inks in; Garden Green, Night Of Navy, Pink Pirouette.

Thanks for popping in.....back to the craft room!


Wednesday, January 24, 2018


Back again!

I have been playing around with the Gina K Designs new stamp set, Stately Flowers 12 for a few days!  I LOVE IT!

My card will be entered into the Challenges at; Scrapy Land, Anything GoesPenny Black, Something New and Simon Says Wednesday, Layer It Up!

Stately Flowers 12....YIPPEE and YAHOO!

Image stamped in Raven Black ink and colored with Copic Markers.  
MFT Notched Border and Dotted Scallop Border dies.
Sizzix Labels And Stitched Frames.
Swiss Dots Embossing Folder.
Polka Dot Ribbon, Ribbon Tab.
Ebony Nuvo Drops. 
Sakura Glitter Pen.


Thanks for stopping by.

Massachusetts, Where It All Began!


Window Shaker Birthday

Good afternoon!

I have a birthday card to share with you today!  It was so much FUN making this for a dear friend, hope she enjoys my efforts in 'paper gardening'  :)

This will be entered into the Challenges at; Scrapy Land, Anything GoesPenny Black. Something New and Simon Says Wednesday, Layer It Up!

A  dear card making friend, Rebecca, was so kind and generous and sent me this fabulous Magnolia Doo Hickey magazine and a sweet little Magnolia stamp.  The magazine is full of dies, it's Volume 4, Le Jardin issue.  Using the window die I created a fun little shaker background.  I also used some of foliage dies to create all things pretty!

My flowers are made with Mulberry Paper and Cheery Lynn Small Gardenia flower dies.  More foliage made with the Cheery Lynn Wheat Heads die. 

Paper Smooches Foliage 1 & 3 die sets.
Sizzix Labels And Stitched Frames.

Large and small beads for flower centers.
Rhinestone Flourish.

Corner Punch.
Glitter & Sequins.

Gina K Designs Stately Flowers 8 sentiment stamped in Melon Mambo ink. 
MFT Stitched Traditional Tags.  
Circle Rhinestones.

I used Foam Dots to keep the shutters in place.

The Mulberry Paper gives a lovely soft quality to the flowers, almost felt-like.

Thanks so much for stopping by.


Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Double D, Kitchen Is The Heart Of The Home

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

Check out this Inspirational Tile!

I was drawn to the pretty colors and the cups.
And what I hope my kitchen holds, lots of love and kindness.

My cup is from the Gina K Designs stamp set, Fill It With Flowers (so I did!).  I stamped this on to a piece of chipboard and then some pretty patterned paper covered in hearts.  Fussy cut them all out and layered together.  Raven Black ink.

Pretty Designer Paper from my stash, the colors worked beautifully. 
Kindness by Simon Says
Foliage 1 & 2 by Paper Smooches
Small Gardenia by Cheery Lynn
Thin Teal Ribbon
Pleated Pink Ribbon
Nuvo Drops in Dandelion Yellow
Adhesive Rhinestones

My cup runneth over.

Lots of textures and dimension.

This card measures 5.5 inches square, so I made a very simple envelope for it. 
Gina K Designs; Happy Mail & Stuffed With Love stamp sets.

Copic Marker.

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!

Here is the FAB prize for this Challenge: 

******  OOPSIE!  ******

I forgot to announce the winner for my Blog Candy!!!

Drumroll please!

jordanbev5@yahoo.comJanuary 5, 2018 at 12:09 PM Great celebration card and am surprised you are giving away such a fabulous prize!! Thank you and loved your fabulous card!!

Congratulations!  I will email you for your address and pop these prizes in the mail to you right away!

Thanks so much for playing along!

Monday, January 15, 2018

Sunflower Birthday

Good Morning!

One more day off til I go back to work!  Sad to see vacation end, but I am on winter hours so work is lighter, more time to craft!  YAY!

This card will be entered into the Challenges at; Power Poppy, Grab A Map and Simon Says Wednesday, Use Pattern Paper.

This is the Page Map I chose.

I used the Power Poppy stamp sets; In Praise Of Sunflowers and Go Wild!  Image stamped in Raven Black ink and colored with Copic Markers.  If you look at the top of the sunflower panel you can see an itty bitty piece of Designer Paper sticking out, black and white striped on an angle.

MFT dies; Cross Stitched Rectangles, Open Bracket Border and Notched Border.
Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
Washi Tape
Adhesive Pearls

I love this Sketch and all of the layers you can add.  So much FUN!

Thanks for strolling by.


Sunday, January 14, 2018

It's About The Journey

Good Morning!

What a game last night!  Go Pats!!!

Woke up to a wintry mix.....blah!  So let's craft!

These cards will be entered into the Challenges at Stamp TV, Release Party Challenge--Lay It Out Both Ways and at Allsorts, No Pattern Paper.

I CASED these from Theresa Momber, she has a great tutorial you can see HERE!

I used the fabulous stamp sets Country Roads and Pleasant Plurals by Gina K Designs. 
Images stamped in Raven Black ink and colored with Copic Markers. 
Vintage Photo ink sponged all around.The truck was fussy cut out.

MFT Cross Stitched Rectangles die. 
Both cards have been layered and focal panels set 'wonky'.....love that!  
A little WOS Glitter Pen to make the chrome and windows sparkle.
Destination sentiment also stamped on the inside of this one.

Great masculine cards, male/mail friendly!

Thanks for truckin' by!