Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Begins with "M"...

Good morning blogger friends!
Hard to believe that May is more than half over already and time for another Double D Challenge.  Today we are throwing out the letter "M" as our theme.  Show us a newly created project that begins with "M".   Below is a mood board to inspire your thought process.  I'm sure you can think of a person, place or thing that begins with this middle of the alphabet letter!
We'll be choosing the Top 3 Creative Winners, a Top Creative Winner and one lucky person chosen by random draw to receive this prize...
Amy Designs Musical Stave
I've been working on an album for my nephew, Matthew (starts with an "M") of his motorcycle (another "M") events.  So, that is where I got my inspiration!
"Leading the Pack" (Photo credit - Mike Walgren)
I love this photo of my nephew, though be it a dangerous sport/hobby.  The implied action, colors and just the fact that the photographer caught this great photo are amazing.  I pulled some old Basic Grey papers from my stash, inked with stencils, made some die cuts and used chipboard chains for embellishing. 

From my stash...
American Crafts Thickers
Basic Grey Patterned Papers
Bazzill Cardstock
Creative Embellishments Laser Cut Chipboard Chains
Heidi Swapp Stencil
Memory Box Gears Die Cut
Ranger/Tim Holtz Black Soot Distress Ink

Stop by the Double D Challenge Blog for details and guidelines. 

Visit my other team members for more inspiration!

Team Darlene
Vicki (ME!)

Team Diane

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


Monday, May 18, 2020

Dies R Us "Hearts and Flowers"

Hey crafty friends...

Today, I'm sharing an elegant, but simple Mother's Day card that I made for a family member.  Cards are a good way to keep in touch right now as we shelter in place all over the world.
"Happy Mother's Day
Here are the dies that I used for this project, all available in the Dies R Us Store!
The white cardstock base is A2 in size.  I cut and adhered the patterned paper to the card base.  The dimensions are 1/8" smaller than the base so there is a small border of white around the edges.  Next, I adhered the detailed and elegant die cut frame.  I stamped the sentiment on white cardstock and cut it out with the banner die.  The heart and sentiment banner are centered and adhered inside of the frame. 
 A card base, piece of patterned paper, three die cuts and a stamp! 
I hope my project has inspired you to use your die cuts or add some to your stash.
Stop by the blog tomorrow for more creative inspiration.

Don't forget to come join in the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store.  For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.

Thanks for stopping by!
Hope to see you back again soon.


Friday, May 15, 2020

You're a Star!

Hey there blogger friends!
I'm back today sharing inspiration for a new challenge on the Cut It Up Challenge Blog.  "Shooting for the Stars", chosen by me, was meant to help celebrate graduating seniors.  And, it's more important than ever to celebrate them now because they will not be having traditional graduation ceremonies as in the past.  So, head for your crafty space and create a project to celebrate someone that deserves to be celebrated!
Our sponsor, DRS Designs is offering a generous prize.
They offer both rubber and digital stamps.

Thank you for your sponsorship!
Create and link up your project to the Cut It Up Blog post, "Shooting for the Stars", by noon May 27 EST to be eligible for a prize chosen by random draw.  The Design Team will choose their favorites for the "Top Cut" from the linked qualifying entries.  Top Cut winners will receive a badge to display in their blogs.  AND, DON'T FORGET TO USE A DIE CUT!
Visit the Cut It Up Blog for guidelines and challenge information.
I created this fun shaker card as my inspiration...
This card is full of star quality!  I used a star die cut and acetate transparency to create the window with sequins as the filler.  The star embellishments are the punched out stars from border design along side of the banner.  The "Congratulations" sentiment is a digital download from DRS Designs.
Stop by the Cut It Up Challenge Blog and play along with our "Spring Challenge" by noon, DST April 1, 2020.  You could be one of our "Top Cut" winners and receive a badge for your blog or be the winner of our sponsored prize.
Challenges entered:
Visit my other team members for more inspiration...
Thanks for stopping by!
Hope to see you here again soon.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

What's the Buzz?

Hi crafty friends!
I'm back sharing a fun card for the Sisterhood of Crafter's "Birds, Bees, Butterflies" Challenge.  Now through May 24th, we want to see your inspiration using one, two or all three of these in your challenge entry.  Link your project and you could be one of our Top Sistahs!  Check out the details and guidelines on the Sisterhood of Crafters Blog.

Here's my "Birds, Bees, Butterflies" inspiration...

"What's the Buzz..."

Since most of us are still sheltering in place, I decided to make a card to help keep in touch with a friend.  Gardening is her hobby, so I'm sure she'll love this card. 

From my stash...
Bazzill Cardstock
Creative Expressions/Sue Wilson Designs Delicate Frond
Jolee's Bee
Memory Box Honeycomb Corner
Pebbles, Simple Stories Patterned Papers
Spellbinders Hexagons
Other: Flower

Hope you are inspired to get crafty with us!
Thanks for stopping by today...come back soon.


Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Lavender, Lilac and Purple!

Hi there crafty friends!

Do you remember the song, Lavender Blue Dilly Dilly?  It was a favorite of mine as a child because my mother sang it all the time.  Burl Ives made it famous back in 1948 when he sang it in the Disney movie, So Dear To My Heart.  I recently heard it in a Hallmark movie too.  And, that brings us to the theme of our new Double D Challenge...
Lavenders, Lilacs and Purples!
Our mood board is filled with beautiful inspiration including hearts! 
And, there is an awesome prize for one winner chosen by random draw...
Memory Box Small Lavender Butterfly Right Corner

Here's my mood board inspired card...

"wonderful Mother"

With Mother's Day quickly approaching, I took this opportunity to make a card for my mother.  I was inspired by many of the details on the mood board...barn wood, gingham ribbon, hearts, and of course, the colors! 

From my stash...
Bazzill, CTMH Cardstock
CTMH Topiary Ink
Lemoncraft My Sweet Provence Collection
Mintay Berrylicious Collection
QuicKutz Doily Circles
Ranger Purple Stickles
Spellbinders Wreath
Stamperia Lilac Flowers Collection
Stampin' Up Sentiment
Whiff of Joy Heart Banner
Wild Orchid Flowers
Other: Gingham ribbon

Challenges entered:

Stop by the Double D Challenge blog for details and guidelines. 

Visit my other team members for more inspiration!

Team Diane
Team Darlene

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



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