Saturday, March 31, 2018

Happy Spring Part Deux

Good Morning!

What a beautiful start to the day!  The sun is shining, the birds are singing and the kids are coming!  Life doesn't get much better than this (knock on wood!)

These cards will be entered into the Challenges at; Simon Says Wednesday, Anything Goes! and Simon Says Work It Wednesday, Inky Backgrounds.  

Penny Black Blooming Garden stamps on both cards.  Sentiment by Gina K Designs, Happy Spring.

Tulips.  A little masking.

Designer Papers, Inky Splatters, WOS.


I love the black and white stripes, it makes the flowers POP!

Thanks for coming by!


Friday, March 30, 2018

Happy Hydrangeas

Good Morning!

Although these beauties don't come in til Summer around here, they just make me HAPPY so I made them into Springtime cards!

These will be entered into the Simon Says Wednesday, Anything Goes Challenge.

I used the Gina K Designs stamp sets; Happy Mail and Heartfelt Hydrangea
Copic Markers and Raven Black ink.

Each card uses a different color for the flower and the Designer Paper.

Nuvo Drops

They make me so HAPPY!

Thanks for coming by.


Thursday, March 29, 2018


Hello!  I mailed all of my Holiday cards off yesterday so figured I should start posting them!

Here we go......these will be entered into the Challenges at; Simon Says Wednesday, Anything Goes and Scrapy Land, Anything Goes.

My camera battery was dying, hence the not-so-great photos.

These are sweet and very simple, yet Springy!  I used the Spellbinders Wellies die set.  I cut once form a thick chipboard and then from some pretty Designer Paper.  I used the same left boot for both die cuts.

The image and sentiment are from Gina K Designs, Happy Spring
Flowers colored with Copic Markers.

Different Designer Papers on each.
Nuvo Drops in Carnation.
Raven Black ink.

Thanks for walking by.


Wednesday, March 28, 2018

A Mother's Love

Back again with a Mother's Day Card.

This will be entered into the Challenges at; Altenew, Inspiration Photo of Santorini Greece, Simon Says Wednesday, Anything Goes! and Simon Says Work It Wednesday, Inky Background.

Altenew _March 2018_Inspirationphoto

I must say I fell in LOVE with this photo as we were so lucky enough to travel to Santorini.  It is one magical place, so beautiful, filled with amazing views--just like this and wonderful people.  I would go back in a heart beat!  At the end of this post I will share some of my own photos!  <3 

I used the Altenew stamp and dies from the Wild Hibiscus sets.  I stamped my sentiment and images in Raven Black ink and colored the flowers with Copic Markers.  Ebony Nuvo Drops in flower centers.  After they dried I die cut 3 masks for my flowers and then spritzed the panel all over with Heidi Swapp Color Shine in Blush.

I layered the front panel on turquoise and peachy pink and white then on a turquoise base.
Corner Punch
Enamel Dots

Here are a few of my pictures of Santorini.....Magical I tell you!

Of course Hubby found the only Irish Bar on the island lol

Thanks for visiting my Blog AND Santorini!


Baby Boy

Good Morning!

I have a sweet little baby boy card to share with you.  This will be entered into the following Challenges; Papertrey Ink, Stenciled EdgesScrapy Land, Anything Goes,  Simon Says Wednesday, Anything Goes and Simon Says Work It Wednesday, Inky Background.

I was inspired by a card I saw on Pinterest, only they actually had a 'crib mobile die'.  I did not so I cropped my umbrella die and wha la!  ;)

I stenciled my edges using the Lattice stencil from the Garden Gate Kit by PTI, in Pool Party ink. 

Other PTI products;

Bitty Star Designer Paper
Jungle Buddies Sentiment
Jumping For Joy (heart)

MFT Layered Umbrella die cropped
Penny Black Heart String die
Black Pen
Baker's Twine
Confetti Glitter

I need to pop this right in the mail to the happy parents!

Thanks fro bopping in.


Tuesday, March 27, 2018

You Make Me Happy

Good Morning, back again on the Dies R Us Blog

Today I am sharing an all occasion card with you. 
It could also be for Spring or Birthday too. 
The dies and layering let you change it all up to whatever your need may be. 


I find mixing and matching Designer Papers that you wouldn't normally 'see' as going together often gives your card that little unexpected look. 
When it works, it really works!  

Spellbinders Standard Circles to create my circle loops for my design.  

and stamped my floral image in Raven Black ink.  I
mages colored with Copic Markers.   

Grabbing some Designer Papers with Polka Dots and Stripes I began layering my stamped panel.  I looped the cut out Tutti Designs Nesting Stitched Circles around the Polka Dot layer and adhered all together.  Adding the Striped DP beneath and also a piece of Black card stock to ground it all.  Heat embossed my sentiment in Black Powder on a Vellum strip topped with Corner Tabs.  I think framing this in like this, gives it a post card feel.  I then placed the entire layered panel on my White card base in a wonky fashion. 
This also gives a different look just as the mixed matched Papers do. 

Break the rules, people!  lol 

Gina K Designs On My Mind And In My Heart stamp set.

Sakura Glitter Pen.
Wink Of Stella Glitter Pen. 

This card will also be entered into the Challenges at; Simon Says Wednesday, Floral Frenzy and Scrapy Land, Anything Goes!

Here's what I used:

Tutti Designs - Dies - Nesting Stitched Circles

Tutti Designs - Cross Stitch Nesting Rectangles

Thanks so much for stopping by!


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