Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Use Your Scraps ~ Double D Challenge

Good morning friends~ This is the day that the Lord has made...
  There's a new challenge starting over at Double D Challenge and we're asking you to use some of those scraps you have lying around. 

 I have a box of scrappy paper, another box filled with baggies that are full of images that are already stamped and die cuts waiting to be used and a pile of images to color. I was happy to pull these items out and turn them into cards.

I had two of these adorable bunnies waiting to be colored, that were given to me by my sweet friend Lisa.  This one is called Puttering Around by artist Michelle Masters.  Once they were colored, I cut them using a puffy cloud die from Lawn Fawn.  The flowers from PTI were already stamped and cut and the background paper came from my scrap box.  I always enjoy the chance to use up scraps and I hope you'll join in on this fun challenge too.

Here's what you could win:
MFT Notched Border Die

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Monday, June 1, 2020

Handsome Buck~ DRU Father's Day

Good morning everyone.  There's a new challenge starting up over at the DRU Challenge blog and this week the theme is "Father's Day".

I used an old die from Cheery Lynn Designs Birch Tree Accessories, which is no longer available but this deer from Frantic Stamper Buck & Doe is the perfect match.  
Please be sure to visit the Dies R Us challenge
to see all the fun and fabulous creations from my talented
teamies and while you're there...join in on the fun with us!

I'll be adding this card to the following challenges:  
Cut It Up Challenge ~ Boys Will Be Boys
Time Out Challenges ~ Free
Word Art Wednesday ~ Anything Goes

I also wanted to remind you that Dies R Us now has a sister store with warehouses in the USA and Canada called Didi Crafts They have Marianne Designs dies in their store all the time!

They will ship to both the US and Canada.  Didi Crafts will carry some of the same products as DRU, but most will be different.  Now our Canadian friends don't have to worry about huge taxes or shipping fees. How great is that!?!  We'd love for you to visit by clicking on the links above or by clicking here.
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, May 31, 2020

12 Kits of Occasion ~ May Flowers

Good morning stamping friends ~ It's the end of the month so that means it's time for a group post for the 12 Kits of Occasion gals to post our projects using kits put together by one of our amazingly talented team mates.  This month's kit was hosted by my very dear friend and incredibly creative Marcia Hill of Marcia's Stampin' Pad.  

The theme of her kit is called April Showers Bring May Flowers.  If there's one thing Marcia knows how to do, it flowers!!  She's not afraid to try new techniques and she rocks every new technique every time!  I adored this delightful kit and the cards whipped together in a snap!

Now on to my cards:
  I think this card is my favorite.  I adore this little Bundle Girl from Stampingbella holding her snowdrops.  She was super easy to color and she is just as cute as a button!!

Marcia had these tulips from PTI all stamped and ready to go.  All I had to do was add a strip of patterned paper and a bit of black glitter tape.  The sentiment banner is also from PTI.

I was a little hesitant to color this Penny Black image called "First Blush" because it was so pretty embossed in silver and I didn't want to ruin it.  In the end, I'm fairly pleased with how it came out.  

I thought this paper was so pretty, I didn't want to put anything over it to cover those pretty flowers.  This sentiment die from Spellbinders still allows the paper to be the star of the show.

 Marcia included so many wonderful images to color including this one from Simon Says Stamp, Mandy's Flowers.  I happened to have these eggs left over from Easter sitting on my desk and thought they went perfectly with the Farm Fresh theme.   

Another sweet Penny Black image.  This one is called Daffodil Devotion.  LOVE!!  

And last but not least, another favorite Stampingbella image, Tiny Townie Garden Girl "Lily Of The Valley".  Oh gosh, isn't she sweet?  I'll add a sentiment later, when I know what I want to use this card for.  For now, she's perfectly cute on this CAS card.

I hope you'll visit the 12 Kits of Occasion blog to see how the rest of my talented team mates used Marcia's fabulous kit.  

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, May 22, 2020

Butterfly Rainbow

Good morning friends~  Is the sun shining where you are?  We're supposed to have a beautiful day here on the east coast, with temperatures up into the 80's.  This is the kind of weather I love!!  So before I get outside for the day, I thought I'd share a card I made for the challenge going on over at The Sisterhood of Crafters, where the theme is Birds, Bee's, Butterflies.  You can use one or use them all.
Clearly I went with butterflies.  ;0) 
  I started with a piece of Canson 140lb Cold Press Watercolor Paper and placed the butterflies from Papertrey Ink into my Misti, starting at the bottom left corner.   Using Distress Oxide Ink, I inked up the butterflies in rainbow colors, blending the colors with a sponge dauber as I went along.  

  Once the stamping was done I sprayed the panel with water using a Mini Mister and let the colors bleed.  The green butterflies look more like yellow where the color ran.  I'm not sure why but I still like how it came out.  Then I stamped the sentiment and heart using Altenew's Beautiful Inside stamp set.

I hope you're able to get outside and enjoy the fresh air and sunshine.  I'm so very thankful for the warmer weather.  It makes staying at home so much more bearable.  

I'll also be adding this card to the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday ~ Anything Goes 
Time Out Challenge ~ FREE

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Morning Glories Begins with an M ~ Double D Challenges

Good morning friends~ There's a new challenge starting over at Double D Challenges and we're looking for things that start with the letter "M".

I thought these lovely Morning Glories from Altenew fit the bill nicely.

I stamped the morning glories in hues of blue, using inks from Secret Garden Ink Cube Set.  I added a strip of design paper from my scrap box and a strip of glitter tape from Alton.

What kinds of things can you think of that begin with the letter "M"?

Here's our mood board to help you out.  

Here's what you can win when you join in on the fun:
Amy Design - Dies - Musical Stave

Please visit Double D Challenges to play along!

Thanks for stopping by!