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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Pearls, Gems or Rhinestones!

Good morning blogger friends!

The Double D is back again with a second challenge for August.  And, this will be a fun one, for sure.  I love the theme and glitzy mood board we are sharing for this challenge...

Pearls, Gems or Rhinestones


Team Darlene is hosting this fun challenge along with more inspiration from Team Diane.  We're looking forward to having you play along with us.  Visit the Double D Challenge Blog for guidelines, details and to link up your creative entry.  You could be one of our creative winners or the winner of this prize...

 Darice Hand Drawn Gems Embossing Folder

Add a little sparkle to your project with Pearls, Gems or Rhinestones and play along!

CONFIDENT

I used pearls and rhinestones to embellish this A2 CAS card.  The die cut area is backed with pink glitter paper.  I stamped one of my favorite "girl" images along with the sentiment CONFIDENT.

From my stash...
American Craft Specialty Glitter Paper
Bazzill Cardstock
CTMH Be Yourself Stamp Set
CTMH Black Ink
Queen & Co. White Pearls

Challenges entered:

Hop on over to the Double D Challenge Blog and play along with our Pearls, Gems and Rhinestones  Challenge.  You could be a creative badge or prize winner!

Visit my Double D Team Mates for more inspiration...

Team Darlene

Team Diane
Judy 

I hope I have inspired you today!
Thanks for stopping by...come back again soon.

Vicki




Wednesday, August 7, 2019

"Welcome To Our Jungle"

Hey Blogger friends! 

It's August already!  Summer took so long to get here and now it's going by too quickly.  The weather is hot, steamy and it's like a jungle out there.   We're tolerating the heat with pleasure at the Double D and using it to inspire our first challenge this month...

"It's A Jungle Out There"

Do you remember The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling?  It's a heart warming story about a young boy raised in the jungle by wild animals.  Disney even made it into a movie.  It was a favorite of our kids many years ago.  This theme brings back so many great memories.

We want to see your jungle projects inspired by the mood board below.
 
 
We'll be choosing 3 Creative Winners, a Top Creative Winner and one lucky prize entrant chosen by random draw to receive this fun prize.
 

I was inspired by the over all jungle theme...

"WELCOME TO OUR JUNGLE"

 Lots and lots of dimension and layers on this 6" x 6" creation.  Graphic 45's Safari Adventure Collection was perfect for this jungle inspired card.  I fussy cut the animals and adhered them to the background paper and pocket along with a few tropical leaves and flowers.  The tags are tucked in to the pocket created with the animal striped paper and elephant border strip.  The reverse side of the tags allow for signing and personalizing this card.

From my stash...
Bazzill, CTMH Cardstock
Clearsnap Color Box Chestnut Roan Ink
Graphic 45 Safari Adventure Collection
May Arts Twine
Queen & Co. Jewels

Challenges entered:

Visit my other Double D Team members for more inspiration...

Team Diane

I hope I've inspired you to play along with our challenge.
Thanks for stopping by today!

Vicki

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Sketches in Thyme "Oh Happy Day"!

Hey Blogger friends...
I'm back again as Guest Designer at Sketches in Thyme
 
They offer weekly sketch challenges all month long to jump start your creativity.  There's a prize being offered too.  Stop by the blog and play along with the monthly sketch challenges!  You could be a winner.
 
https://sketchesinthyme.blogspot.com/
 
Here's the August sketch that inspired my layout...


I changed it up somewhat and replaced the two photos on the left with one 5 x 7.

 "OH HAPPY DAY"

Our grandson recently celebrated his 3rd birthday and I just can't get enough of the smile on his face.  He really enjoyed his birthday celebration.

From my stash...
Core'dinations Cardstock
Photoplay Cake-Party Animal Collection

I hope I've inspired you to play along with this sketch challenge over on the Sketches in Thyme Challenge Blog.  You have until August 31st to link up your project.
 
Thanks again for stopping by. 
Hope to see you again soon!

Vicki

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

They say it's your birthday!

Hi there Blogger friends!

July is flying by and it's time for another challenge at the Double D Challenge Blog.  We've just celebrated our country's birthday on the 4th of July, but we're still partying here at the Double D.  Our challenge topic today is "Birthday" and we want to see your fun Birthday projects.

We're choosing an overall Creative Winner, 3 Top Creative Winners and giving away a cool prize to one lucky random winner.  Stop by the Double D Challenge Blog and play along. 

The random prize being offered is...

Yvonne Creations Balloons 
Here's our fun mood board to help inspire you...

I love stripes and had to incorporate them in my designs.  The gold, pink and brights also appealed to me, so I created cards using all of the colors and stripes.  And, since we have a lot of July birthdays in our family, I made several inspired by the mood board.

First up is this mini 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" card that can be used alone or as a gift card. 

"HAVE A Lovely BIRTHDAY"

I used the stripes, gold and pink for this mini.  The sentiment is heat pressed pink iridescent foil.  I added flowers and pink gems for sparkle.

"Birthday Wishes"

Next up is a card in my favorite format, 6" x 6".   I created lots of dimension on the black card base using bright colors and striped paper layers.  The gold foil cupcake stand is the focal point with the "Birthday Wishes" sentiment cut in pink and green.


A couple more cards to meet our July birthday quota!

From my stash...
Core'dinations Cardstock
Couture Creations Pink Iridescent Foil
Craftwork Cards Candy Dots
Doodlebug Patterned Paper
Queen & Co. Gems and Pearls
Recollections Cardstock, Patterned and Specialty paper
Tutti Designs Cupcake Stand
Tutti Designs Best Wishes Word Set
Tutti Designs Birthday Topper
Tutti Designs Birthday Word Set
Tutti Designs Dotted Nesting Squares

Challenges entered:
Dies R Us #125 - Birthday/7-28 
Scrapy Land #118 - Anything Goes/8-4 
Simon Says Work It Wednesday - Foil/7-23
Sisterhood of Crafters -  Birthday/7-21

Hop on over to the Double D Challenge Blog and play along with our July, "Birthday"  Challenge.  You could be a creative badge or prize winner!

Visit my Double D Team Mates for more inspiration...

Team Darlene

Team Diane
Judy 

I hope I have inspired you today!
Thanks for stopping by...come back again soon.

Vicki

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

"In the Tropics" at the Double D!

Feeling... Hot! Hot! Hot!
Welcome back Blogger friends...
It's a hot one this month at the Double D Challenge Blog.   We are in the tropics with some fabulous inspiration on our mood board.  The colors and details are amazing and fun!  Our first challenge topic for July is "Tropical".  Show us your tropical inspired project.
 We want you to be one of our Creative or Prize winners.  Below you will find the mood board along with a prize to be won by random draw.
Prize offered...
  Frantic Stamper Aloha Hibiscus
Here's my "In the Tropics" inspiration...

"Have A Lovely BIRTHDAY"

I love the fun colors of the pineapple on the mood board.  They speak of summer fun and pineapple designs are all the rage right now.  This patterned paper was perfect for the challenge and I matted it with three layers of coordinating cardstock.  The sentiment was made using heat press foil.  I used several die cuts to create the sentiment focal point.
 "Don't worry...be happy!

This happy card has lots of layers and fussy cutting.  I wasn't sure what the sentiment would be until I was half way through the card.  The design made me happy, so the title of a catchy tune from the 80's, "Don't worry...be happy!" was perfect...tropical with a little Reggae feel to it.  I fussy cut a couple of birds, many of the flowers and leaves and tucked them in behind the layers.  There is a lighter circle of patterned paper behind the birds to make them pop off the green  background colors.  I had a pineapple stamp that I inked and fussy cut to tuck behind the sentiment banner. 

From my stash...
Bazzill, Core'dinations Cardstock
Couture Creations Hot Press Stamp and Sea Breeze Foil
CTMH Topiary Ink
Piatek Trzynastego Let's Flamingle Collection
Recollections Foil Pineapple Paper
Spellbinders Die Cuts...
Large Pinking Circles
Lotus Flower
Ribbon Banner Shapeabilities
Standard Circles
Tutti Designs Stitched Nesting Circles

Challenges entered:
Color Throwdown #550 - Red, Green, Black, White/7-8
Crafty Creations #393 - Anything Goes/7-8
Dies R Us #124 - Anything Goes/7-13
Ellibelle's Corner - Summer Scene,Colors/ 7-31
Little Red Wagon #504 - Repeat Day/7-9
(PIN)spirational Challenge #242 - Multi Color Popsicles/7-15
Scrapy Land Challenge #117 - Anything Goes with Die Cuts/7-14
Sisterhood of Crafters - Any Occasion/7-7


Visit my other Double D Team members for more inspiration...

Team Diane

I hope I've inspired you to play along with our challenge.
Thanks for stopping by today!

Vicki

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