Tuesday, July 17, 2018

PTI Make-it Monday ~ Creating Stencils with Die Cuts

Hello ~ I'm popping in with a card I made for the PTI Make-It Monday Challenge.  Melissa showed us a great idea using dies to create stencils for our projects.
I started by creating a stencil using the Shape Shifters Oval Die.  I stenciled the leafy design onto a stitched oval cut from Noted: Scalloped A1 Die Collection and framed it onto a Mix & Mat Pretty Brackets Die.  

I added flowers from Seasonal Borders: Summer and a sentiment from Bold & Beautiful stamp set.

All that was adhered to a pretty polka dotted aqua panel cut using Noted: Pinked A2 Vertical Die.  What a pretty technique!  I really enjoyed layering all the different shapes together and stenciling the design on the oval.

You can find all the details and join in on Melissa's fun challenge here.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Fairy Birthday Wishes

Today marks a new challenge over at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog and the theme is "Birthdays".

I've been enjoying the growing popularity of fairy's lately in my card making and by creating fairy gardens throughout our yard. 

This card uses:
Elizabeth Craft Designs Mushrooms 
Frantic Stamper Fairy & Flower
Frantic Stamper Stitched Grassy Hill Edgers
Memory Box Stitched Cloud Trio Lawn Fawn Watercolor Wishes Paper Pad 
Distress Ink 

Here's a picture of a fairy garden I discovered in my garden.
I left my weed bucket outside and found that the fairies must have moved in over night.

Fairies work incredibly fast!  They even filled the birdbath with water so they could wash up after a hard night of building and planting.  
Now I just wish they'd help with the weeding.  ;0)

Be sure to visit the Dies R Us Challenge Blog to join in on the fun.  There's a gift  voucher to the store to the winner.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, July 12, 2018

I Can't Imagine..... ~ TupeloDesignsLLC

Hello and Happy Thursday!  It's my day to post for TupeloDesignsLLC and today's card is one in a melon!!  
Haha!  See what I did there?  Seriously though, this stamp set is called Melon Shower by Craft Consortium.  Isn't is darling??

As you can see in the photo, the stamp set comes on acetate that's already colored so you can use their color inspiration as a guide or get creative and color them up using your own imagination.  
I stamped the images onto linen card stock and colored it using Copics then I cut the panel out using a stitched rectangle die.  The sentiment is from My Sentiments Exactly ~ Friendship.

  The inside of the card reads:  "...in all the world a better friend than you!"  Sweet!  Right?

I added some watermelon colored tear drops that I had on hand because the color matched this project perfectly and the shape of them made me think of the shape of watermelon seeds.  

I'm adding this card to the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday ~ Anything Goes
Simon Says Monday Challenge ~ Summer Fun
4 Crafty Chicks ~ Life's A Picnic

I hope you're inspired by todays project.  
Be sure to visit TupeloDesignsLLC and sign up for their news letter so you can be among the first to be notified about sales and new product arrivals.

TupeloDesignsLLC always offers FREE Shipping with no minimum purchase inside the U.S.  (Discounted shipping on International orders)  They also offer a Loyalty Rewards Program where shoppers receive 500 points ($5.00) just for signing up, then you receive 2 points for every $1 you spend.  
Plus, there's always great sales going on so be sure to visit TupeloDesignsLLc where there's so many fun brand name products under one roof.  

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, July 11, 2018


Good morning friends~  I'm popping in with a card I made for a couple of challenges using some new dies I got recently from The Scrapping Cottage.  They seriously have the cutest dies ever!

I used Quackers & Quack and as you can see in the photo, there's two of the cutest ducks in this set.  The other duck is just waiting to bring a smile to someone's face.

Just look at that face!  Would this card make you smile, even if you were having a bad day?  It would me!

The sentiment is from Impression Obsession "Smile".  I did a little ink blending and stenciling in the background.

I'll be adding this to the following challenges:
Time Out Challenges ~ Smile
Word Art Wednesday ~ Anything Goes
The Sisterhood of Crafters ~ Favorite Color(s) ~ mine is sunshiny YELLOW!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, July 6, 2018

Inspired By... Vintage Linens

I was so inspired by  the challenge going on over at Inspired By.  
I love vintage linens.  There's just something about the colors, the patterns and the kitchy  designs that make my heart yearn for simpler times.  
Inpsired by the colors in the inspiration photo, I turned to a few of my favorite vintage style stamp sets from Papertrey Ink.

Nostalgic Notions, Explore the 1940's and the strawberries from Still Life: Summer.

I added a metallic silver "fabulous" die cut and stamped the birthday greeting below.

And since I had this set out and hadn't loved it in a while, I created another card using these wonderful vintage stamps.

I hope you're inspired by these two cards today and hop on over to the Inspired By Challenge Blog to play along.

Thanks for stopping by!