Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Double D, "Run, Run, Rudolph", Challenge!

Hey there blogger friends!
This year has gone by too fast.  It's already December and I'm decorating and mailing Christmas cards this week.   Over on the Double D Challenge Blog, we are starting of this month with a themed challenge everyone is familiar with....

"Run, Run, Rudolph"

Team Diane is hosting this challenge along with additional inspiration from Team Darlene.   Stop by the Double D Challenge Blog for guidelines and link up your "Run, Run, Rudolph" project by Sunday, December 16th.  You could be one of our Top 3 or Top Creative Winner chosen by the Design Team.  There's also a prize chosen by for one lucky player.

You could be the winner of this amazing die cut!

Cottage Cutz Whimsical Deer and Bird Set

My inspiration....


I loved the 4th photo on the mood board with all white and just a pop of brown on the antlers, but wanted a little red action too.  The card base is kraft with a layer of red over it.  To create my forest scene, I embossed the white background with a pine folder and added a fir branch for dimension.  The deer is cut from both white and kraft cardstock with the kraft being used as the matting for the white.  I adhered a red pearl for the nose because everyone knows that Rudolph's nose glowed red!  The sentiment is cut from red and the curl on the B is wrapped around Rudolph's leg.  You must "Believe"!

From my stash...
Bazzill, Recollections Cardstock
Queen & Co. Pearl
Richard Garay Embossing Folder
Spellbinders, Tutti Designs Die Cuts

Challenges entered:
Dies R Us #110 - Snowflakes/12-13
Scrapy Land #103 - Anything Goes/12-15
The Paper Girls #165 - Die Cuts/12-15 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
I hope I have inspired you to play along with this fun challenge.


Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Double D, "Snuggle Up, Buttercup"!

Good morning, Blogger buddies!

The winter season is fast approaching along with the wind and chilly temperatures.  It's the time of year when I think of being comfy and cozy in front of a warm fire with a cup of hot chocolate in hand.

You know..."Snuggle Up, Buttercup!"

And, that just happens to be our challenge theme for the second half of November.  Team Darlene is hosting and you'll find lots of inspiration with our current mood board.  Choice is good and we offer lots of room for you to choose from the photos below.   Link your entry to the Double D Blog's "Snuggle Up Buttercup" post and you could be a winner!

We'll be choosing an overall Creative Winner and 3 Top Winners to receive a Double D Badge to display on their blog.  And, one entry, chosen by random draw will be the winner of this awesome prize...

Authentique "Wintery" Collection

Here's my snuggle up inspiration...


Nothing like Nat King Cole's crooning voice to bring a warm and comfy feeling on a cold winter's day.

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire
Jack Frost nipping at your nose
Yuletide carols being sung by a choir
And folks dressed up like Eskimos...

This 6" x 6" card base of green is layered with papers from Photoplay's Mad Plaid Christmas Collection.  The awesome cable stitch embossed layer was made with a folder from Stampin' Up.  This folder makes me swoon!  I simply love the cable stitch embossing.  The journaling card and hot chocolate cup sticker are also from the Mad Plaid collection.  I embellished around the journaling card with a few die cut pine branches, twine and stick pins.  The wood chip word, "Cheer" and a couple of wooden buttons complete the design.

From my stash...
Bazzill Cardstock
Diemond Dies Pine Branch
May Arts Twine
Photoplay Mad Plaid Christmas Collection
Stampin' Up Cable Knit Embossing Folder
Other: Wood chip word, wooden buttons

I hope my card has inspired you to play along with us!

Visit the Double D Team Darlene teamies.
 Vicki (ME!)

And for more inspiration, visit Team Diane members.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.
Please come back soon!


Saturday, November 17, 2018

Our Little "Rocket Man"!

I am so excited to have actually completed a layout last evening!  Wow, it's been too long in the making. 
This past weekend, I scrapped with my sister and good friends at a weekend crop in our area.  One of the vendors was selling the perfect papers to go with a photo I took of our grandson when we visited the Kennedy Space Center this past March during Spring Break.  What an amazing place to see!  Our little guy enjoyed being able to sit in a space capsule along with his sister. 

I snapped this photo of him as he was coming down the steps from the capsule...
"Rocket Man"

The layout is 12" x 12" with lots of layers, details and dimension.   The circles represent the shape of the planets with the white being a quarter moon.  I did have a few 3-D space elements to add.  And, finally had the opportunity to use one of the awesome "2018" laser cut chipboard pieces that I purchased a while back from Creative Embellishments.  I coated it with gesso and then inked it up.  Although it's not a seasonal layout, the colors worked with the November Challenge at Creative Embellishments, so I linked it up!   

From my stash...
Creative Embellishments "2018" Laser Cut Chipboard
CTMH Stargazer Paper Collection and Ink
Paper House, Jot 3-D Stickers
Other: Misc. Sticker Letters

Challenges entered:
Creative Embellishments - Color Challenge/11-30

Thanks for stopping by to check out my "Rocket Man" layout featuring our adorable grandson.


Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Double D, "Wishes Are Possible" !

Happy Wednesday, Blogger buddies!

It's time again for a fun challenge on the Double D Challenge Blog!  It's getting close to holiday time and we are thinking about our holiday wishes.  So, our theme for this first challenge in November is...

"Wishes are Possible!"

Join in the challenge fun and share your project with us.  We want to see anything with "wish" on it.  Link it up to the Double D, "Wishes are Possible" post in the challenge blog by Sunday, November 18th for your chance to be one of our Creative Winners.  You could also the winner of this fabulous prize chosen by random draw...

Cheery Lynn Make a Wish Die Set

Here's our mood board inspiration...

My inspiration came from the shades of pink and the raffia on the bottle. 

I used pink and charcoal Bazzill Bling for this A2 card base.  Next came some spritzing of mists on white water color cardstock.  I stamped the image with black ink and added Wink of Stella and Diamond Ice Stickles to the flowers and leaves.  The die cut sentiment is also cut from Bazzill Bling and popped up with some foam tape.  I tied a raffia bow and adhered it below the sentiment.  A few clear Dew Drops complete this CAS card.

From my stash...
Bazzill Bling
Dyan Reaveley Dylusions Mist
Inkadinkado Meadow Clear Stamp
Memento Black Tuxedo Ink
Robin's Nest Dew Drops
Stickles Diamond Ice Glitter Glue
Tutti Designs Wish Die Set
Wink of Stella Clear Pen
Other:  Raffia
 Challenges entered:

Come along and join the fun at the Double D Challenge Blog!  Link your project to the Double D "Wishes are Possible" challenge today.

Visit the Double D Team Diane members for inspiration...

And even more inspiration from Team Darlene teamies...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. 
I hope I have inspired you to play along.
Stop back again, soon!


Friday, October 19, 2018

Cards for fun!

Hey Blogger friends!

I find myself with a little more time to dig into my crafting stash lately.  The stockpile of supplies is huge...  It's been a while since I was able to just create without a deadline.  So, I was inspired to play along with a few challenges and mini crops I came across for October.
Here are a few of my completed cards...

First up is a Halloween card using some older G45 papers. 

Lots of layers and dimension created using mulberry papers, die cuts, and foam tape.  I used Wink of Stella for detailed sparkle.  Love this little wishbone from Tim Holtz!

The mulberry papers were perfect for the texture on the cornstalks and pumpkins.

Next up is an elegant gold and white "50th" Anniversary card.  I love this Anna Griffin die cut panel.  It's layered with the outer circle from the G45 Clock/Tag set.  The Celebrate is Tutti Designs and the numbers are Ellentina.  I embellished with 3 gold Dew Drops to complete the design.

This card has the new TH Stampers Anonymous Christmas Gatherings image stamped with Sepia Versafine ink.  It's actually a small portion of this large stamp set.  Amazing details and includes 4 holiday sentiments too.  The papers are TH Idea-ology Christmas collection.  I added a bit of blush sparkle to only the pine cones and clear to some other areas.  Not sure that I am liking it, but coloring is not my forte', but I'm working on it.  The pine branches are Diemond Dies and one of my very favorite for holiday cards.  The multi loop bow is topped with twine and mini bells with a couple of flowers tucked in below.

From my stash:
Cardstock - Bazzill, Core'dinations, Provo Craft, Recollections
Chipboard Tag - American Crafts
Die Cuts - Anna Griffin, Cheery Lynn, Diemond Dies, Ellentina, Tutti Designs
Flowers - Petaloo
Glitter Pens - Close To My Heart, Wink of Stella
Ink - Tsukineko Versafine
Papers - Graphic 45, Tim Holtz Idea-ology
Robin's Nest Dew Drops
Stamp - Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous
Twine - May Arts
Other: Bells, ribbon

Challenges entered:

Thanks for stopping by to check out my cards. 



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