Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Sweet Watermelon Pops ~ Double D

Hello everyone.  Double D Challenges is starting a new challenge today
and the theme is "Colors of Summer".

I used Sweet Ice Cream stamps from Stampin' Up! to create these yummy watermelon colored summer pops.  

The seeds are stamped using the drip stamp in the set.  When stamped in black ink, they look like watermelon seeds! The papers are from my scrap box and I added a strip of Ric Rac using a Sunny Studio border die.  This ric rac border die is now one of my favorite "go to" dies.  

I made two summer birthday cards out of the paper scraps to add to my box.

Here's the mood board to inspired you:

And here's what you could win when you play along:

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Spellbinders Clubs of the Month Blog Hop

Hello everyone!  Sorry for two posts in the same day.  I'm participating in the Spellbinders Blog Hop so hang on tight and let's start hopping!
We're highlighting all of the July Club Kits today, so you'll be seeing a wide range of amazing inspiration as you proceed through the hop.  

I've enjoyed using the Mini Slimline Envelope & Nested Card Creator (Large Die of the Month)and the Decorative Mini Slimline Card Creator (Small Die of the Monthso much, I couldn't wait to create with them again.

I cut 1" strips out of several colors from the Assorted Pack Color Essentials Cardstock and taped them together on the back using washi tape.  I cut the panel out using the largest die in the nested die set.

  I then layered on two of the smaller rectangles cut out of white cardstock and the label die from Small Die of the Month, which I stamped using the birthday sentiment from the Clear Stamp of the Month.

I tucked in a few of the layered flowers that were cut using the Large Die of the Month.

To celebrate this release, we are giving away a $50 gift certificate to 3 lucky blog readers – selected from the comments on the Spellbinders blog. Giveaway closes on
 Sunday, July 18th, 11:59 pm MST. The winner will be announced in the blog hop post the following Tuesday. The winner is responsible for shipping costs, duties, and taxes.

Here's the list of players that are before and after me, in this blog hop:  

>>>>Birgit (you're here)<<<<
You can find a complete list at Spellbinders:

Thanks for stopping by!

Quilted Birthday Wishes ~ DRU

Good morning friends~ There's a new challenge starting up over at the Dies R Us Challenge blog and if you recall, the theme is "Anything Goes" all year long!  
This makes it so easy for us, as a design team, and for you, as a participant! 

Today's card uses this wonderful Sue Wilson Designs Die set from Creative Expressions called Make A Cake.  There are endless possibilities when it comes to layering this cake.  
 ETA:  I write my posts up months in advance and this particular die has been sold out, but there are a number of layered cake dies that are currently in stock now.

 I cut the cake plate from the set out of gold mirror cardstock and added gold candy dots to bring attention to it.  

The Lawn Fawn Quilted Backdrop gives it a crisp homespun feeling.  

I hope you'll visit the DRU Challenge blog to see more inspiration from our amazing design team and join in on the fun.  While you're there, be sure to sign up for their newsletter so you can be one of the first to be notified of their special order events.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Take Joy In Today ~TSOC

Hello stamplings ~ There's a new challenge starting up over at The Sisterhood of Crafters today and the theme is Dry or Heat Embossing.

I went with dry embossing using this brick EF from Stampin' Up!  I added Forget Me Not flowers from The Greetery and an old watering can from PTI Garden Variety.

Please pop on over to The Sisterhood of Crafters to see how my talented team mates were inspired and join in on the fun! 

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, July 9, 2021

Clear Stamp of the Month ~ July 2021 ~ Spellbinders

Happy Friday everyone!  I hope you've had a wonderful week and that you are looking forward to an even better weekend.  I'm popping in with a card I made using the Clear Stamp of the Month by Spellbinders.

I just couldn't get enough of this beautiful floral image and I wanted to try my hand at coloring it.  So I pulled out my Copic markers and added a few details using Prisma colored pencils.
The scalloped Happy Birthday was cut using the July Large Die of the Month Club kit.  

You can find all the amazing monthly club kits offered by Spellbinders right HERE.
Thanks for stopping by!