Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Birthday Balloons ~ Double D Challenge

Good morning friends~  Double D is starting a new challenge and the theme is "Birthday Balloons".  

I'm always in need of masculine cards so I used this challenge as an opportunity to add one more masculine card to my stash.

I pulled out some older Papertrey Ink sets and the Balloon Cover Up from My Favorite Things.

Using my favorite colors of Distress Oxide Ink, I popped three of the balloons up with foam squares to add dimension.  

Here's the inspiration photo to help get you started:

And here's the prize that will be sent to the winner of the random draw:

Pop on over to the Double D Challenge blog to see more inspiration and join in on the fun!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, September 18, 2023

Strawberry Fields ~ Mixed Media Monday

Hello friends ~ Welcome back to another installment of Mixed Media Monday.
Today's art journal entry features a wonderful collection from Simple Stories called Simple Vintage Berry Fields.  I just love the sun-shine colors in this collection!

I started by covering a page in my Create Happiness Art Journal with a sweet country yellow, gingham paper from Simple Vintage Berry Fields 6x8" Paper Pad.  If you look closely, you'll see the subtle image of a mason jar.  So reminiscent of farm fresh country.  I distressed the edges of the page and splattered on some Walnut Stain Distress Ink.

I layered on some ephemera bits from Simple Vintage Berry Fields Ephemera.  The strawberries are stamped using Sunny Studio Berry Bliss.  I love how real these look when stamped!

The "Oh Happy Day" stamp is from 49 & Market Vintage Artistry Dream stamp set.  The acetate butterfly, leaves and flowers were found on Amazon and the postage stamps are actual vintage stamps found in my vintage stamp collection.

Here's a list of products I used:

I hope you enjoyed today's project.  Do you keep an art journal?  Let me know in the comments.  I'd love to stop by for a visit.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, September 16, 2023

Make It Merry Holiday Card & Tag Kit ~ ScrapbookPal

Have you ever purchased a card making kit?  The Make It Merry Limited Edition Holiday Card & Tag Kit is one you won’t want to miss! I'd like to show you how I get acquainted with, and create cards & tags using this Spellbinders kit, available at ScrapbookPal

Let’s get started.  

There are loads of die cuts, stickers, sequins, gems, card stock and two sizes of pre-folded cards and envelopes included in this kit, plus so much more. I start by removing all the pre-printed die cuts and sorting them out on my table so I can have a clear view of what’s included in the kit.  Just look at all that holiday goodness!

I then start layering the die cut elements together, creating cluster focal points using Bearly Art Precision Craft Glue and Foam Squares to add dimension. 

Once I feel happy with the focal clusters, I add them to card fronts that have been covered with the design paper that is included in the kit.

I also like to add twine as well as other embellishments from the kit.

Some of the card fronts are layered with different papers.  See how I added movement to the banner by giving it a slight bend and adding liquid glue to each side of the banner.

There are endless possibilities in this kit!

I also made some gift tags, and I go through the same process to make the tags.

I used the Tim Holtz Framed Tags to cut the smallest size tag and added lots of die cuts and foam stickers, finishing them off with some twine.

I have tons of supplies left over, enough to make oodles of cards and gift tags for the holiday season.

I hope you’re inspired to pick up this card kit today and let the fun begin.  

Here’s a list of products I used today that can be found at ScrapbookPal:

Spellbinders Make It Merry Limited Edition Holiday Card & Tag Kit
Tim Holtz Framed Tags
Bearly Art Precision Craft Glue 
Foam Squares

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, September 14, 2023

You Are My Sunshine

Hello friends ~ My sweet little grandson recently celebrated his first birthday, so I thought I'd share the pop-up card I made for him.

I was inspired by one of the pop-up books he has called Peek A Boo Sunshine. 

 One of the pages has a smiling sunshine that slides up out of the page.  I wanted to create my own idea of that, using this darling Lion die from Marianne Designs.

The lions head is attached to an action wobbler, so his little head wobbles back and forth.

The pop-up part of the card has sunshine and clouds that are super old dies, but timeless in style.  I stamped a smiley face onto the sunshine using a stamp from Peachy Keen Stamps, adding some copic and white gel pen details.  There's a large vellum cloud and some smaller white puffy clouds.

I made a few mistake here and there but overall, I'm happy with the way it came out. 

Here's a picture of our little "C" when he was born:

And here he is today!

The little doll is the size that he was when he was born.  He weighed just over 2 pounds.
He's now a strapping 12 pounds
and doing big boy things.

I'll be adding this card to the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday ~ Anything Goes
The Sisterhood of Crafters ~ Die Cuts / Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Hello Fall ~ Poppystamps

Big News.....

I'm now a proud member of the Poppystamps design team!

I'd love for you to pop on over to their blog to see my first project.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 6, 2023

Pop-Up Shoppes ~ ScrapbookPal

Hello friends ~ I'm posting today for Scrapbook Pal. I was browsing their shop and found these dies that were released in March of this year. The Pop-up Shoppe Dies from Concord & 9th are the cutest ever, and definitely worth revisiting! 

Create your own little mini mall using Pop-up Shoppe Base dies,

Window Shoppe Pop-up Base dies, and all the fun add on dies.

This card uses the Window Shoppe Pop-up Die and the Flower Shoppe Add-on. So cute!!!

This card uses the Pop-up Shoppe Die paired with the Bake Shoppe Add-on.

They also have a Fashion Shoppe and a Book Shoppe.  These pop-up cards are to “die” for!

The great thing about these cards is that they fold flat for easy mailing in an A2 sized envelope.

You can find all the dies listed below at ScrapbookPal:

Concord & 9th Pop-up Shoppe Dies
Pop-up Shoppe Base Die
Window Shoppe Pop-up Dies
Bake Shoppe Add-on
Flower Shoppe Add-on
Fashion Shoppe Add-on
Book Shoppe Add-on

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Fall Plaid ~ Double D Challenges

Good morning friends~  There's a new challenge starting up over at Double D Challenges and the theme is "Fall Plaids".

I found all the die cuts and plaid paper in my box of scraps.

In Focus:
The barrel and rake are both from Marianne Designs.  The pumpkin is from Memory Box and the leaves are a combination of Spellbinders and Lawn Fawn.  The sentiment is from Just Rite Stamps.  I sure do miss that company!
Not a single new piece of paper was harmed in the making of this card.  haha!   I love making cards using up leftovers from my scrap boxes. 

I do hope you'll visit Double D Challenges to see more amazing inspiration from the talented design team.

Here's the inspiration photo:

And here's the prize that will go to the winner of the random draw:

Thanks for stopping by!