Wednesday, June 20, 2018

You Make My Heart Flutter!!

Hey there Blogger friends!

It's mid month and time again for another Double D Challenge hosted by Team Darlene. Tomorrow is the first day of summer and what could be better than the topic of butterflies?  They're one of the most beautiful insects to inhabit the earth with their amazing colors and delicate details.

So, our challenge theme today is "Butterflies"!
 Once again, we have a fun mood board to inspire you.

We'll be choosing one lucky entry, by, to receive this prize...

Precious Marieke Butterflies

Prize will ship internationally too, so everyone is welcome to play along!

In addition to the prize above, the Double D Design Team will choose a Top Creative Winner and Top 3 from the remaining entries.  Those winners will receive a special winner's badge to place in their blog.  You have until July 1st to link your entry.  Check the guidelines in the Double D Blog Challenge Blog  to be sure your entry qualifies.

Here's my mood board inspiration for you...

This 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" card of many layers was inspired by the shades of purple and hint of blue in the third photo on the mood board.  The background is a muted water color, floral patterned  paper under an acetate overlay with gold script.  I fussy cut some of the flowers from another sheet of paper, inked the edges, added foam tape and adhered them on top of the acetate to match up with the flower underneath.  The butterfly outline is cut from black cardstock.  I traced the metal die on plain vellum to create the actual butterfly and added color with distress inks to the underside of the vellum.   The butterfly and paper flowers have clear glitter around the edges for a little sparkle.  I stamped and embossed the sentiment on a banner and tucked it under a flower.   A double loop, two toned bow and mulberry flowers complete the minimal embellishing.

Visit my other teamies for more Butterfly mood board inspiration!

Team Darlene

Team Diane

I hope my card has inspired you to play along with us at the Double D.
Thanks for stopping by and come back again soon!


Monday, June 18, 2018


Good morning, Blogger friends...

Today, I'm sharing a simple thank you card using the Tutti Designs Swirly Thanks.  Thank you cards are always great to have on hand!!
I created a simple background with water color paper and oxide inks in two of my favorite colors.  This is my first project using these inks and I really like the design they created.

I inked the paper with Candied Apple and Fossilized Amber inks and flicked water droplets onto the paper using the end of the plastic tube on the spritzer.  I matted this with coral cardstock.

 The Thanks sentiment is cut from white cardstock.

I adhered the sentiment to the front of the card and embellished with gems.

Featured Product

Tutti Designs Swirly Thanks

 Thank you for stopping by to share my newest  inspiration for Tutti Designs!
Be sure to visit the Tutti Designs Store for all available die cuts in the most recent release along with the full inventory of Tutti Dies.

You'll find more inspiration on our other Tutti Designs sites:


Monday, June 11, 2018


Happy Monday, Blogger friends!

And, it's a very happy time for graduates everywhere.  June is graduation time from Pre-K and kindergarten to high school and college levels.  We have a special young woman that we are celebrating in 2018.  So, in her honor, I have created a graduation card in her school colors using the Tutti Designs Nesting Stitched Banners and Nesting Stitched Stars
I love layers on my projects in case you haven't noticed and this card is no different.  I cut various sizes of banners and stars from glitter paper and cardstock with the top banner displaying the school emblem.  The sentiment, "Congratulations" is an older stamp from my stash.

So many layers...

I'm excited to give this card to our graduate.  I know she will love it!

Featured Product:

Tutti Designs Nesting Stitched Banners

Tutti Designs Nesting Stitched Stars

 Thanks for stopping by to share my newest  inspiration for Tutti Designs!
Be sure to visit the Tutti Designs Store for all available die cuts in the most recent release along with the full inventory of Tutti Dies.

You'll find more inspiration on our other Tutti Designs sites:

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Nostalgic Retro...

Hey there Blogger buddies...welcome back for another challenge on the Double D Challenge Blog!

It's the first Wednesday in June and we have a new challenge for you! 
Our challenge theme is  "Teal and Red". 

This mood board is sure to inspire you...

Great inspiration, right?  Now we want to see how you interpret these fabulous colors and shapes!  Stop by the Double D Challenge Blog and link up your project by midnight, June 17th.  You could be our Top Creative Winner or one of the Top 3 chosen by the Design Team.  We are also choosing one entry by as the winner of this prize...

Cottage Cutz Apple and Cherries die cuts.

I love this color combination of red and teal.  It screams, "Let's go retro"!  And, what's more vintage than a jukebox? 

"Let's Rock and Roll"...

I was fortunate to be the winner of the Cheery Lynn new release blog hop back in April and received a gift certificate to the Cheery Lynn Store.   This fun Rock & Roll Jukebox Die Set was a must have for me and jumped right into my cart.   I paired it with the Whistle a Happy Tune music clef.  They were a perfect match!

So, join the fun!  Link your "Teal & Red" inspired project to the Double D Challenge Blog.  You could be a badge or prize winner.

Visit all the Team Diane Double D team members for more inspiration...
I hope my retro card has inspired you to play along!
Thanks again for stopping by....come back soon.



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