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Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Scrap-O-Dex Throwback...

Welcome bloggers to a new Sisterhood of Crafters' Challenge...

"ANYTHING BUT A CARD"  

 You have until October 11th to link up your project to the Sisterhood of Crafters, "Anything But A Card" post with the winner announced on October 13, 2020.  The Design Team will choose 3 Top Winners and 1 Top Creative Winner.  Join the fun today and you could be one of our Top Sistahs.

I dug into some really old stash for this challenge!

Before Memory Dex, there was SCRAP-O-DEX created by Zsiage LLC.  While at CHA Chicago in 2007, I won a complete set with an additional refill pack.  It's been packed away among so many other crafty items for too long...13 years! With the recent surge in the Memory Dex card craze, I decided it was time to pull it out and do something with it.  



With the arrival of fall, I wanted to start with the current season when creating the first card.  I can sequence them later when they are completely finished and will add special events to the different months.

 So, first up is an "Autumn" card using Graphic 45's Seasons Collection.  

"Autumn"

I love this Graphic 45 Seasons collection and have been hoarding remnants of it in my stash.  The colors are favorites as is this time of year.  I fussy cut the Autumn banner along with sunflowers, feathers, bird and a few other flowers and adhered them at the tab area with foam tape for dimension.  The postage stamps are tucked in behind the fussy cut image and the sentiment strip across the bottom. All of the edges are inked with chalk ink. 

From my stash...
Colorbox Chestnut Roan Chalk Ink
Graphic 45 Seasons Collection
Zsiage Scrap-O-Dex

Thanks so much for stopping by.
I hope I've inspired you to play along with our Sisterhood "Anything But A Card Challenge".

Vicki

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Double D Trellis Sympathy

Welcome back blogger buddies!

It's new challenge time at the Double D Challenge Blog!

"Don't Fence Me In"

Today our theme is all about fencing.  Show us your project using fence..  Link it up to the Double D Challenge Blog "Don't Fence Me In" post by Sunday, Oct 4th at 8 PM and you could be one of our Top Creative picks or the winner of the prize shown below.

Here's mood board inspiration for you..
 
 
Creative Expressions Finishing Touches Fence

Sympathy

My inspiration came from the white trellis in the first photo.  I went with a monochromatic card and used a hint of green for matting.  The trellis has added dimension using foam tape.  I also gave dimension to the sentiment by cutting and stacking it three times.

From my stash...
Bazzill Cardstock
Tutti Designs Bamboo Frame
Tutti Designs Garden Trellis
Tutti Designs Sympathy Word Set

Visit my other team members for more inspiration!

Team Darlene
Darlene
Annie

I hope I've inspired you in some way today. 
Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you here again soon.

Vicki

Monday, September 14, 2020

Thankful...

Today, as my DT term winds down, I'm sharing a card of thanks to Dies R Us.   This is my last post as a current member of the Dies R Us Design Team.  It's been a pleasure to be a part of this wonderful group and hopefully, I'll be back again in the future.

My card of thanks includes Tutti Designs Swirly Thanks and Altenew Gradient Lines Cover Die.

Tutti Designs Swirly Thanks
 
 
 "Thanks"
 
I wanted to keep the card simple, but elegant, so I went with minimal color and no patterns.
 
 
 
 The Gradient Lines Cover was cut from white to layer over navy cardstock.
 
 
I cut the sentiment twice.
 
 
 Assembling was easy using Scor-Tape and glue dispensed with the Fineline Applicator.  The Sentiment is matted with a contrasting color to make it pop from the background.  I added a few coordinating jewels to the flower centers.
 
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Thank you again, Dies R Us, for the opportunity to be a member of this great team!
 
Thanks for stopping by...
I hope I've inspired you to use die cuts on your creative projects.
 
Don't forget to stop by the Dies R Us Challenge Blog and play along.  There's a new challenge posted on the 1st and 15th of every month.  One lucky entry, chosen by random draw, will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store.  Check out the links below for easy access...


Vicki

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Sunflower Wishes...

Hey crafty friends!
 
Today I'm sharing sunflower wishes for a new challenge on the Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge Blog.  Summer is winding down and our theme for this challenge is "Autumn Inspiration". 

You have until September 20th to link up your project to the Sisterhood of Crafters, "Autumn Inspiration" Challenge post with the winner announced on September 22, 2020.  The Design Team will choose 3 Top Winners and 1 Top Creative Winner.  Join the fun today and you could be one of our Top Sistahs!

Sunflowers are very popular this time of year.  Although they start blooming the end of July, beginning of August, I can't help but think of fall when I see their beautiful colors.  I have a friend's birthday quickly approaching, so I chose "Happy Birthday" as the sentiment.

"Happy Birthday"
 
The card base of white cardstock is layered with navy blue and a new favorite die cut, Altenew's Gradient Lines Cover in white also.  I stamped the sunflowers, colored them with Prismacolor pencils and then fussy cut them.  Two of the flowers along with the sentiment circle have foam tape for added dimension.  I love the contrast of the yellow and oranges against the navy.
 
From my stash...
Bazzill Cardstock
CTMH Friendship Bouquet Stamps
Prismacolor Pencils
Prismacolor Blending Pen
Spellbinders Pinking Circle and Standard Circle Dies
Tim Holtz Distress Ink
 Other: Sentiment Stamp
 
Thanks for stopping by today.
Hope I've inspired you to join our Sisterhood Challenge.
See you again soon!
 
Vicki 

Monday, September 7, 2020

Mad for Plaid...

I'm up on the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog today, sharing "mad for plaid" inspiration with you.   I love plaid designs and this Layered Plaid Cover A background die from Altenew was a must for my stash.  This die is currently out of stock, but watch for it to be available again in the Dies R Us Store.  It also has a "sister" die, Layered Plaid Cover B that can  be used in conjuction with Cover A for a more layered plaid design.  The store has an inventory of many Altenew products including stamps and stencils.



Plaid makes me think of Fall.  Flannel...shirts, quilts, throws and other items for cooler weather come in so many fabulous plaid designs.  


 I have a huge collection of fall patterned papers in my stash.  I've always been drawn to the warm colors and designs and this older collection from Carta Bella is one of my very favorite.  I used ivory cardstock as the card base with coordinating cardstock for the first layer and plaid frame.



 Here's a close up of the die cut and frame.

I Love Fall Most of All

I assembled all of the layers using the Layered Plaid die cut as a window matted with pumpkin patterned paper.  The window sill is embellished with element stickers that have added dimension.  This is such a fun and versatile background die.  Just imagine all of the fabulous designs you can create.  It will be perfect for holiday plaids on Christmas cards also.

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Thanks for stopping by...
I hope I've inspired you to use die cuts on your creative projects.

Don't forget to stop by the Dies R Us Challenge Blog and play along.  There's a new challenge posted on the 1st and 15th of every month.  One lucky entry, chosen by random draw, will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store.  Check out the links below for easy access...


Vicki

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