Monday, September 16, 2019

Christmas Birds

We've got a new card sketch up today over at the Atlantic Hearts Sketches Blog. I hope you'll stop by and play along with us.
I've decided to get a jump on my Christmas cards this year and I'm really enjoying using these sketches for ideas.


Here's the sketch


This sketch forced me to get out some old Martha Stewart punch around the page punches. Had to start all over figuring out how to use them again but I managed and I love how this came together.

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Sunday, September 15, 2019

Snowflake Mandala - MFT Superstar Card Design Challenge



I was just at the My Favorite Things store with my husband (aka my enabler) and he pointed out this mandala die and called it a snowflake. So of course I had to have it! I cut it out using Neenah Solar White cardstock and then sponged several different shades of blue ink on it. To add some sparkle to it I used my clear Wink of Stella pen all over it. The base of the card is also Neenah Solar White cardstock and I used some craft foam to pop the top panel up to give the card some depth. I stamped and embossed the sentiment and then layered it on a blue fishtail strip.

I created this card using the My Favorite Things Captivating Mandala Die, Essential Fishtail Sentiment Strips Dies and the Snow Globe Sentiments Stamps. I just love how this clean
 and simple card turned out.    


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Whoa!

We've got a new sketch up today over at Sketches in Thyme. You have the rest of the month to play along and there will be a new sketch every week.
Here's a cute page about my granddaughter on a ride when we were at Ocean City, NJ. She had a dress on and as the ride went down her dress went up. I just love the expression on her face.
 Just had to scrap it!


Here's the sketch


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Sunday, September 8, 2019

Fall into a Good Time

It's Sunday so that means we have a new card and new layout sketch up over at Creative Inspiration. We'd love for you to play along with us!


Here's the sketch


I fell in love with this sketch and even broke out my sewing machine to do the stitching. My machine is so old and I have to fight with every time I use it and today was no different. The first line of stitching came out perfect but not the rest.  Anyway, these are my 2 granddaughters who go to the Topsfield Fair in Mass. every year and we were lucky enough to go with them this year. We had a lot of fun and took tons of pics which you will be seeing for the next several months.

Anyway, I hope you'll stop by Creative Inspiration and join us!

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Monday, September 2, 2019

Star Christmas Card

I've got a Christmas card up at the Atlantic Hearts Sketches Challenge blog this week. We have a new card sketch posted each Monday and then on Wednesday we show all the DT members take on the sketch. You have all week to play along with us. 

Here's my card


Here's the sketch


I've had this stamp and die cut set for a while and as soon as I saw this sketch I knew it would be perfect for this card.

Pop on over to our blog, we'd love to have you join us!

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Sunday, September 1, 2019

Happy Birthday Gift Card Holder

We're celebrating our birthday over at Creative Inspiration starting today through Sept. 8th with a Birthday Bash Mini Crop. We have lots of great birthday themed challenges, some fun games and of course prizes! Come on over and join the fun!

For my challenge I decided to make a gift card holder. Everyone in my  family seems to want gift cards for their birthday gifts so I'm always on the lookout for new types of holders. I found this one on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KZkV8mFw7c


Here's the inside


This was super easy and I love how it came out! I hope you'll come by and play along with us!
Hope to see you there!

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Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Celebrate

I've got a celebration card up on the Dies R Us blog today. Everyone seems to be celebrating something lately, so I like to keep a few on hand for these special occasions. 



I decided to try something new with this buttercup frame from Precious Marieke. It's a large die so this is a pretty big card at 5 1/2 x 6". The die only cuts the flowers on one side and I wanted to cut them on both sides. This took some time and finagling.  I cut the first side and then had to line it up and position it so my die cutting machine wouldn't cut the straight edge. It took a while but I finally got it to work. 


Then it was time to cut the other oval die cuts.


To put it together I used a light purple cardstock for the card base that showed through the cut flowers beautifully. Using some ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever I glued the white flowered piece down and then decided I didn't like all the white so I added a strip of the purple cardstock down the middle. I stamped and embossed the sentiment and then added the two die cut stitched ovals along with a punched butterfly. I decided it needed something else so I broke out some Nuvo drops in crushed grape and carnation pink and added them randomly around the flowers.

                                    

Supplies Used

 Precious Marieke - Dies - Timeless Flowers - Buttercup Frame


Tutti Designs - Dies - Nesting Stitched Ovals


Best Glue Ever


Nuvo Crystal Drops - Gloss Carnation Pink


Nuvo Crystal Drops - Gloss Crushed Grapes

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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.

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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. 
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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


Don't forget to come join in 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


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