Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Merry Merry

I've got a Christmas card up today over at the Dies R Us blog. I thought I'd get a jump start on my holiday cards.



To start I took a panel of white cardstock and sponged some Distress Oxides in faded jeans, wilted violet and iced spruce all over it.


Then I cut out all my die cuts using Impression Obsession Hill Landscape dies and Lawn Fawn 
Birch Tree Dies.

Once I got it all assembled I added the silver deer and tree which I've had in my stash forever and then stamped and embossed the sentiment strip and popped that up on the card. I also added some Nuvo glitter drops in white blizzard to give it some sparkle.



Supplies Used


Lawn Fawn - Birch Trees Dies


Impression Obsession - Dies - Hill Landscape Layers

Nuvo Glitter Drops - White Blizzard

Best Glue Ever

Distress Oxide Ink Pad - Wilted Violet
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Monday, August 19, 2019

Jolly Holly Day

We've got a new sketch up over at Atlantic Hearts Sketches today.  I thought this was a perfect sketch for a Christmas card.


Here's the sketch


I hope you'll stop by the blog and play along with us and be sure to check out the blog on Wednesday's when we reveal all the DT member's take on the sketch.

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Friday, August 16, 2019

Sweet

We've got an Anything Goes Mini Crop going on over at Creative Inspiration. My challenge for the crop is to use die cuts on your project.


I've used 4 different die cuts on here. I cut the photo into a stitched oval so it would fit inside the floral frame die cut and the pink flowers and white leaves are also die cuts. I love that I've finally figured out I can use my dies on layouts. 

I hope you'll join us and play along.....we do have a prize up for grabs.

Thanks for stopping by! 

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Feeding the Fishies

I've got a sketch reveal up today over at Sketches in Thyme. We have a new sketch every week and then add one of the DT's take on it daily.


Here's the sketch for this week


I love this sketch and had fun with it. Behind the photo I sponged on a couple different colors of Distress Oxide inks and then splattered some water color paint. The circles were made by tracing some circle dies and then just added the little fish stickers and some washi tape.

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Monday, August 5, 2019

Just A Note Card

We've got a new card sketch up today over at Atlantic Hearts Sketches Challenge Blog. I hope you'll stop by and play along with us. 

I turned the card into a tri-fold note card


Here's the sketch


I had fun with this one. I dug into my stash and used up some of my scraps and even used some old stamps that I've never used before.

Please come and join us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!

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Sunday, August 4, 2019

6th Birthday

We've got a layout and card sketch reveal challenge up today over at Creative Inspiration. I used the layout sketch for my project.


Here's the sketch


I hope you'll stop by and check out the rest of the DT''s reveals and be sure to play along with us. 
Hope to see you there! Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Hummingbird Note Card

I've got a cute little note card up on the Dies R Us Blog today.  I love to watch the hummingbirds in my backyard and when I saw this die by Memory Box, I knew I had to have it!
 

I started working on the hummingbird first with a piece of white cardstock and several different colors of  Distress Oxides. I just sponged the inks across the cardstock and then die cut the hummingbird out.


Once I cut the hummingbird out I colored over it with a clear Wink of Stella pen to give it some sparkle and shine. It gave it the iridescence that I've seen on some real hummingbirds.
 These photos don't do it justice.

Then I die cut all my other pieces.


I used a white card base and layered some pink cardstock on it and added the white floral background die cut on top. I popped up the pink stitched oval die cut to give the card some depth and added the hummingbird on top. I also added some flower shaped sequins around the stitched oval.


Supplies

Memory Box - Dies - Marvelous Hummingbird

Impression Obsession - Dies - Floral Background

Tutti Designs - Dies - Nesting Stitched Ovals

Zig - Wink Of Stella - Clear


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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Interlocking Gate Fold Card

I've got an Interlocking Gate Fold Card up today over at the Dies R Us Blog


I saw a tutorial on this by Jennifer McGuire and thought some of the Creative Expression Sue Wilson dies would be perfect for these interlocking gate fold cards. You can see the tutorial here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bwtv17b-Nmk&t=1034s.


 

I started with 2 pieces of purple cardstock 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 and scored them both at 5 1/2. I glued the two longer sides together to make the card base. For the die cuts, you need them to be pretty sturdy since they interlock, so I die cut each piece out 3 times and glued them together.


Here are flower diecuts


Once everything is cut and glued you need to let the glue dry before putting the card together. Trust me on this...I learned the hard way! I started with the white diecuts and centered them on the card front and marked in pencil where I needed to add the glue. You only want to glue half of the diecuts so you can open the card. I then did the same with the lavender diecuts and then glued it all together, again making sure the glue dries before you try opening the card. I then added the flowers to the center of the lavender diecut.
I really enjoyed making this card and I love the look. I hope you'll give it a try! It's not complicated at all and Jennifer McGuire does a great job explaining the process.

Supplies
Sue Wilson Designs - Frames and Tags Collection - Millie


Paper Rose - Dies - Lyla Flowers


Best Glue Ever


Scraperfect - No Clog Writing Cap - Small



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Monday, July 22, 2019

Hello Note Card

We've got a new card sketch up today over at the Atlantic Hearts Sketches Challenge Blog. We post a new card sketch every Monday and ask you to play along with us.


Here's this weeks sketch


 I hope you'll stop by and play along with us!

Happy Scrapping!

Monday, July 15, 2019

Team Stunts

I've got a sketch reveal up at Sketches in Thyme today. We have a new sketch each week and a daily reveal by one of the DT members. 


Here's the sketch for this week

 

This is my granddaughter back when she was a cheerleader at the age of 9. Her team made it into the competition and we were able to go. I believe they came in 2nd in their age group so they didn't get to go on to Disney. I thought they did an awesome job and couldn't have been prouder!

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