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

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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!

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Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Too Much Christmas Cheer

Hello stamping friends.  I'm popping in with a quick share with a card I made for the Christmas Kickstart Challenge.  The theme is "Wreathed In Christmas Smiles"
This funny moose from Creative Expressions, Christmas Characters, really is a character!  I made his eyes a little bit wonky just to add to his charm.  He looks like he's had a little too much Christmas cheer.  
I hope he makes you smile.

Join in on the fun here!

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Friday, May 15, 2020

A Lovely Congratulations Card ~ DRU Graduation / Congratulations

Helo all!  We're coming into the midst of graduation season and I think it's so important that we don't forget our grads who are not able to walk across the stage and hear their name called on graduation day.  I have two important young people in my life that are graduating this year and my heart is sad for them, that they can't experience this life event that all students look forward to at the end of all their hard work.  
 Dies R Us Challenge Blog is starting a new challenge with the them of Graduation / Congratulations.
I started with these beautiful 7th Heaven papers from Mintay by Karola. I fussy cut the floral frame and butterfly from the accessories page in the paper pack.

I paired the floral frame with Sue Wilson Designs Australian Collection ~ Brisbane and attached the butterfly so that it's wings are dimentional.  Look at the lovely detail on that lacy frame.  Just beautiful!  I added just a hint of color using Spun Sugar Distress Oxide Ink.  Isn't it heavenly??

You can find all the details and join in on the fun by clicking here.  You could be the next winner of a DRU Gift Certificate!

I wanted to remind you that we have some exciting news to share with you.  Dies R Us now has opened a sister store with warehouses in the USA and Canada called Didi Crafts 

They 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.

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Saturday, May 9, 2020

Vintage Easel Card for Mother's Day

Hello and Happy Mother's Day to all who celebrate being a mom!  I made this vintage style easel card for my mother-in-love for Mother's day.  She's the only parent we have left between my hubby and I.  I miss my own mom so much, especially on Mother's Day and her birthday, and Christmas, and Easter, and flag day and National Whoopie Pie Day......  I miss her every day, so I'm very thankful to have this dear, sweet woman in our lives to celebrate.
I used beautiful papers by Mintay called 7th Heaven.  ~Swoon~   

 The clock face is from Marianne Designs, I cut it from gold foil cardstock. 
 I added some leafy greens and baby's breath both from Taylored Expressions.  The flowers are from Prima and the bird is from Tim Holtz botanical ephemera.

I love how this card came out and hope that she'll love it too.

I'll be adding this card to the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday ~ Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge ~ Use a Die Cut or a Punch
Inspired By ~ Flower Me With Color
Crafter's Castle: May Challenge ~ Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations: May ~ Say It With Flowers

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