Monday, August 30, 2021

Happy Anniversary

Good Afternoon!

Weather update....the AC is back on.....sigh!  Oh well!
(looks like my center alignment button is on the fritz again)

Today's card will be entered into the following Challenges:

Simon Says Monday, Glimmer and Sparkle.
Simon Says Wednesday, Anything Goes.




This card is for our daughter and her hubby, they'll be celebrating their 
6th anniversary in September.  I always make a tree and wine theme card for them 
as they were married under a majestic Chinese Mulberry Tree 
at a nearby Cape Cod Vineyard.

I used the PTI products; 
Through The Trees stamp set.
Love Notes and Uncorked stamp and die sets.
Fun Frames dies set.




Inks in;
Amalgam Black, Wild Wasabi and Timber Brown.
Vellum, glasses and wine bottle layered in it.
Penny Black Heart String die, cropped.
Glitter and Cork Paper.
Foam Squares.
Pink Fresh Glacier Jewels.





Inside.




Thanks for strolling by!

Enjoy~~












Saturday, August 28, 2021

Popping Poppies

   Good Afternoon!

We have had such hot muggy temps for quite awhile, but this
morning we woke up to Fall like weather......LOVE IT!
(unfortunately it will not last)

This card will be entered into the following Challenges:

Memory Box, White Focal Point.
Simon Says Wednesday, Anything Goes.
Dies R Us, Anything Goes.





   My front panel was made by cutting a Spellbinders Classic Oval
die and the frame was made by layering a Classic Oval and a Scallop Oval
die together and cutting.  I also added texture with a Swiss Dots  Embossing Folder.
This panel is backed with Foam Squares to raise it up.





My beautiful White Poppies were die cut using the Memory Box die, Row Of Poppies.
Each poppy that is in the center of the Oval has been raised up using Foam Squares.
Happy Birthday die cuts by Cheery Lynn.  
I also added Clear Embossing Powder to each one and heat set.




Inside.
Gina K Designs, Stately Flowers 1.
Amalgam Black ink.


I love how the Poppies....well er.....POP.



Thanks for strolling by.

Enjoy~~

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Happy Fall

 One More Time!

This next card will be entered into the following Challenges:





Simon Says Wednesday, Anything Goes.
Stinkin Inkers, Long And Skinny.
Dies R Us, Anything Goes.


It's so weird, you would think I would looooove making slimline cards, I mean with all of that landscape to layer up and decorate....NOPE!  Just can't get the knack of them.
Yet, I keep trying.




This card measures 3 1/2 x 8 1/2.
I used the MFT Blueprints #12 die set.
'Happy' from their Make A Wish stamp set.
Letters from the Die Versions, A Little Lime Font.
Sponged inks to create my sky and grass.





Amy Design Picket Fence, 3 cuts, 1 cropped.
Spellbinders Perfectly Pierced Frame.
Memory Box Plump Pumpkin.
Amalgam Black ink.


I'll keep practicing, but I don't like them lol



Thanks for strolling by!

Enjoy~~










Layered Butterflies

Back Again!  

This next card will be entered into the following Challenges:

Simon Says Monday, Spritz and Splatter.
Simon Says Wednesday, Anything Goes.
Dies R Us. Anything Goes.


I was inspired by  Macarena's Card.





Background created with an Altenew Stencil, 
Half Tone and Daffodil Delight ink, I placed it at a wonky angle.
Sentiment by Gina K Designs, Birthday Blessings.
White Embossing Powder.
Spellbinders Perfectly Pierced Classic Frame, 
layered and topped in Gold Foil Paper,
I also cut out the center using their Classic Oval die.





Memory Box Butterfly Exhibit, cropped.
Dies R Us Butterfly Set #2, layered.
Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish.
Butterflies were cut in White card stock and 
then swiped with Distress Oxide ink in Fired Brick.
Heidi Swapp Color Shine in Gold and White, 
spritzed and splattered over the Flourish and Butterflies.
Copper Brad.





Layered Dimension.





Inside.

Speaking of butterflies, I actually raised 2 Monarchs this year from eggs.
It was so fun and rewarding.  
I am planting an entire Milkweed Garden next Spring 
to help improve the numbers of the Monarchs.

They are sooooooo beautiful!




Thanks for flitting by!

Enjoy~~











Country Roads

   Good Morning! 

Another glorious morning on Olde Cape Cod!

This card will be entered into the following Challenges:

Simon Says Wednesday, Anything Goes.
Allsorts, Add Some Sparkle.






 I used the Gina K Designs stamp set, Country Roads, an oldie but a goodie!
Stamped in Amalgam Black ink and colored with Copic Markers.
MFT Cross Stitched Rectangles die.
Tree was fussy cut.
Stickles added to the stream for a bit of sparkle.





 Sentiment from Gina's Birthday Blessings stamp set.
I also masked off the image and sponged some Daffodil Delight ink all around.






 Inside.
(gosh, I hope he is not going to crash lol)





Thanks for riding down this old country lane.

Enjoy~~


Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Double D, Fruits And Veges

     Good Morning! 



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




Here is your Inspiration Tile:

Fruits And Veges




Here is what I created:


I used the Gina K Designs stamp sets; 
Holiday Basket and Sweet Strawberries.
Basket was fussy cut.
MFT Stitched Tags.
Spellbinders Floral Oval die set.




Amalgam Black ink.
White Embossing Powder.
Copic Markers.
Glossy Accents.
Chunky Glitter (it's a frosty drink!).
Foam Dots.
Brads.


2 Challenges in a row I am making refreshing drinks!  ;)




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's the prize for this Challenge: 





Thanks for stopping by!

Enjoy~~






Friday, August 13, 2021

Rose Of Sharon vs Hibiscus 2

 

Back again! 

This card will be entered into the following Challenges:

Altenew, Pair A Flower.



I have several Rose Of Sharon Trees throughout my yard.  I brought them from my childhood home to my 1st house in Norton Mass and now to Cape Cod.
The colors run from Pink to Blue to Purple.

I paired my Rose of Sharon with the Altenew Wild Hibiscus 
stamp and die set....now wait.....this is why......

Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus) and  hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis) are cousins. Both are members of the mallow family, a large group of several hundred different plant species.



And here's my 2nd pairing:






This card uses the Altenew Wild Hibiscus stamp and die sets.
Sentiment from their Beautiful Day stamp set.
'Ink Smooshing' Technique.
Amalgam Black ink.
Clear Embossing Powder.
Zig Markers.
Ink Splatters.





A very simple yet pretty card.

Again, thanks for coming by!

Enjoy~~



Rose Of Sharon vs Hibiscus 1

 Good Morning! 

This card will be entered into the following Challenges:

Altenew, Pair A Flower.



I have several Rose Of Sharon Trees throughout my yard.  I brought them from my childhood home to my 1st house in Norton Mass and now to Cape Cod.
The colors run from Pink to Blue to Purple.

I paired my Rose of Sharon with the Altenew Wild Hibiscus 
stamp and die set....now wait.....this is why......

Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus) and  hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis) are cousins. Both are members of the mallow family, a large group of several hundred different plant species.



And here's my pairing:







Altenew Wild Hibiscus stamp and dies sets.
Sentiment from their Peony Spray stamp set.
I used the 'ink smooshing' technique, what FUN!
White and Clear Embossing Powders.
Amalgam Black ink.
Zig Markers.
Ink Splatters.
Pink Fresh Glacier Jewels.




This card measures 3 1/2 " x 6 "
I believe that makes it a mini slimline card.


Thanks for popping in!

Enjoy~~











Tuesday, August 10, 2021

The Ultimate Challenge Blog Hop With Altenew

 Good Morning and welcome to 

The Ultimate Challenge Blog Hop with Altenew!





So many wonderful Challenge Blogs are participating!

You should be able to find all of the information here at Altenew. 

 

 

The purpose of this Hop is to raise awareness 
of all the Challenge Blogs out there. 

 

Isn't that awesome? 

It's great to have all of that information in one spot! 

 

 

The Double D Challenge Blog  
has been invited to join the hop, 
and I'm so excited to bring you some inspiration
from myself and our wildly talented Double D team!

 

Here is what I have created! 
 
 
Plant Gift Tags
For when I pot up some of my garden and give as gifts! 



Each Tag has been hand cut, very simple to do, 
and all use bamboo skewers.
They measure 2 3/8"  by  4 1/4".





Altenew stamp sets:
Magnolias For Her and Garden Grow.
Crisp Black ink.  Copic Markers.
Sheer Ribbon.  Sakura Glitter Pen.
WOS.  Ink Splatters.





Altenew Stamp set, Wild Hibiscus.
Crisp Black ink.  Crystal Clear Embossing Powder.
Copic Markers.  Clear Nuvo Drops.
Vellum.  Ribbon and Twine.





Altenew Stamp sets:
Wild Hibiscus and Peony Spray.
Crisp Black ink.  Crystal Clear Embossing Powder.
Copic Markers.  Sakura Glitter Pen.
Vellum.  WOS.
Baker's Twine.  Sequins.






Altenew Stamp set:
Garden Grow.
Crisp Black ink.  Copic Markers.
Crystal Clear Embossing Powder.
Sakura Glitter Pen.  WOS.
Sheer Ribbon.











Blog Hop Order:




PRIZES!


$250 in total prizes!
To celebrate this fantastic blog hop, Altenew is giving away
$25 gift certificates to TEN lucky winners.
Winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew blog on September 5th, 2021.



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