Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Still Celebrating..."In the Kitchen!"

Celebrate good times...come on!

It's time for our second anniversary challenge on the Double D Challenge Blog
We are excited to be celebrating our 2 year anniversary ALL MONTH LONG!!!  Everything is double this month...two challenges and two prizes per challenge along with our Top Creative Winner and Top 3 chosen by the Design Team!

 I, personally am offering a prize in addition to the Double D's prizes.  Find the info below my challenge inspiration.

This challenge is hosted by Team Darlene with the theme "In The Kitchen".   The kitchen is typically the "heart of the home" where families gather for good food and good conversation.  So, what's in your kitchen?

Check out the fun designs, colors and inspiration on this mood board!


And, here are the two prizes being offered!

Elizabeth Craft Designs Apron Die Cut
 
Poppy Stamps Happy Birthday Melody Die Cut
 
Here's my challenge inspiration...

 
I was inspired by the bright colors...the green, red, yellow and the check design on the aprons along with the wood patterns.   These papers from the Authentique Cheerful Collection were perfect for this challenge card.   I gave the layers lots of dimension and added some fun details including a little blue bird!
 
You can find the challenge guidelines at the top and on the sidebar in the Double D Challenge Blog along with details in the actual challenge post, "In the Kitchen".  Please be sure to follow our rules and theme to be eligible for a prize and badge.  Prizes are chosen by Random.org and badge winners are selected by the Design Team. 
 
I am offering the prize shown below to one winner chosen by Random.org on January 31st.  Comments and followers from both January challenges will be included.  You must COMMENT and be a FOLLOWER of my blog to be entered into the prize draw.

Faber-Castell Manhattan Gelatos...
Gold Champagne, Silver Ice, Iced Rose, Metalllic Icing


This prize includes only comments/followers on my personal blog, "Validation of Vicki" for both Double D January Challenges.
 
Challenges entered:

So, come and play along with our month long birthday-anniversary celebration.  You could be one of the lucky prize winners or receive one of our Double D badges to display on your blog.  Don't miss out on the fun.  Link your project to the Double D Challenge Blog's, "In the Kitchen" post today!
 
 Thanks for stopping by!

Hope to see you here again soon.

Vicki

Monday, January 15, 2018

"Go Where Your Dreams Take You"

Hey there, Tutti friends!

  Today, I'm sharing a card created using the Heart Dreamcatcher from Tutti Designs newest release. 

How cool is this die cut?
  I love dreamcatchers...the story behind them, their physical design, just everything.

"Go Where Your Dreams Take You"

My favorite square size base worked best with the design I had in mind for this card.   The dreamcatcher patterned paper from Kaisercraft's Boho Collection was perfect with the Heart Dreamcatcher die cut. 



I used the Cross Stitch Nesting Circles to create a hoop frame for the dreamcatcher.  It's cut from both cardstock and chipboard then adhered together.



I cut the Heart Dreamcatcher from white chipboard and gave it a distressed appearance and color using Ranger Distress Inks. 


I embossed it with a clear finish and added some Antique Linen Distress Glitter to the feather edges.  Then I adhered the dreamcatcher to the hoop frame and wrapped it with twine.  A few pearls finished the look I wanted to achieve.

Featured Product

Tutti Designs Heart Dreamcatcher


Tutti Designs Nesting Cross Stitch Circles


Challenges entered:
Crafty Creations #358 - Anything Goes/1-22
Cut It Up #139 - New Years Goal/1-24
Sisterhood of Crafters - Frame It/1-20
 
Thanks for stopping by to share my Monday 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:


Thursday, January 11, 2018

104 years young...

January 11, 1914...flash forward to January 11, 2018. 
 
 104 YEARS!  My grandfather's birth date and birthday.  Today, he is 104, sharp as a tack and his memory is amazing.  He loves his coffee and still smokes a cigar every chance he gets!  Here's a recent photo of him taken by his daughter.
 
 
When he turned "100", I made him this special card....
 
"100"
 
And, I'm still making him birthday cards!
 
"104"
 
He's lived through many changes and has a lot of stories to tell if you're willing to listen. 
So here's to you, grandpap...Happy "104th" Birthday!  Celebrate in style!
 
Thanks for stopping by my blog...hope to see you again soon!
 
Vicki

Monday, January 8, 2018

"You're just my type!"

Hi there blogger friends!
 
Today I'm sharing some fun inspiration using the Love Typewriter from the December  2017 release at Tutti Designs.  Stop back often...you'll find daily inspiration from the Tutti Design Team year round!

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, I am ramping up the "love" card making for family members.  The grandkids are always waiting for that special card to arrive.

Here's the first of my Valentine cards that will go out in the mail...


"You're just my type"


The typewriter die was perfect for the sentiment that I created on my computer.  I cut the paper the correct width and inserted it under the spool.  Next, I added dark pink behind the three center hearts above the keyboard and silver metallic paper behind it. 


I have a typewriter key stamp set in my stash from years ago and used it to add the word LOVE down the side of my card. A pink heart and a few black pearls complete this CAS card.

What a super, fun die cut!  You will need to add this to your stash, for sure.
 
Challenges entered:
Thanks for stopping by to share my recent 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:


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