Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Wish Upon a Star...

Welcome back blogger friends!

Today we have a new challenge over on the Double D Challenge Blog. 

Team Darlene is hosting this " The Moon & Stars" Challenge along with additional inspiration from Team Diane.   Stop by the Double D Challenge Blog for guidelines and link up your "The Moon & Stars" project by Sunday, September 2nd.  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.  Everyone is welcome to enter the challenge.

You could be the winner of this amazing die cut!

Yvonne Creations Filigree Moon.

And, as always, we have awesome mood board inspiration for you!!

Everything about this mood board called to me...the stars, harvest moon colors and the love and companionship of the boy and his dog.

"Best Wishes"

I found the perfect background paper in my stash for this 6" x 6" card.  The swirls remind me of Van Gogh's painting Starry Night.  The embossed background was created with We R Memory Keepers Script folder, "To the Moon and Back".   The stars and sentiment are cut from glitter paper and the moon is a shimmery silver paper.   The love between a father and daughter is always special and I thought this die cut image worked well with the moon and star theme.

I love dimension on my cards and this one is no different!  I used die cut images and foam tape to create lots of layers.  This father and daughter are wishing upon a star!

Challenges entered:

Thanks for stopping by my blog. 
I hope I've inspired you to play along with our Double D Challenge.
Stop back again, soon!


Monday, August 13, 2018

"Happy Halloween" !

Welcome back, Blogger friends!

It's another day of Halloween inspiration.  Today, I'm sharing a card created using the Happy Halloween die from the newest Tutti Designs release along with the Fall Flourish and  Scalloped Stitched Nesting Circles.

I wanted to create something with eerie elegance, a departure from the usual spooky scenes we see most often on Halloween cards.  Using Pink Paislee's Spellcast and gold foil papers I came up with this card of many layers.  I kept the traditional orange for the card base and layered with purple in addition to the gold.

No stress creating and assembling this card...just lots layers and fabulous die cuts.  The "Happy Halloween" sentiment is the focal point and matted with layers of orange, gold, and purple cut using Scalloped Stitched Nesting Circles.

I tucked several Fall Flourish in between the layers surrounding the sentiment.

A few scattered sequins complete the embellishing!

Featured Product

Tutti Designs Happy Halloween

Tutti Designs Fall Flourish

Tutti Designs Scalloped Stitched Nesting Circles

 Thanks for stopping by to share my Halloween  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, August 6, 2018

"Fright This Way"...

Good morning, Blogger friends!

Today, I'm changing things up a bit and back peddling from Christmas inspiration to Halloween inspiration using two Halloween dies from the latest Tutti Designs release.  I've used the Haunted House and Spooky Key Dies along with the Cross Stitch Nesting Rectangles and Nesting Stitched Banners to create a fun and colorful Halloween card.

"Fright This Way..."

This card of many layers was so fun to create. 

The bright colored patterned papers are from an older Doodlebug collection in my stash.  The 6" x 6" card base is white card stock and has fours layers plus the Cross Stitch Rectangle framed Haunted House, Stitched Banners and Spooky Key.

The frame for the Haunted House was cut using two of the Cross Stitch Nesting Rectangles.

The sentiment is computer generated and die cut using the Nesting Stitched Banners.  I cut an additional banner and larger banners for matting both.

 I misted some color on the Spooky Key and Haunted House.

The card is assembled with foam tape between the layers for added dimension.  I embellished with cute ghost buttons, mini clothespin, star brad and black enamel dots.

Featured Product

Tutti Designs Haunted House

Tutti Designs Spooky Key

Tutti Designs Cross Stitch Nesting Rectangles

Tutti Designs Nesting Stitched Banners

Thanks for stopping by to share my Halloween 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, August 1, 2018

Double D, "Butterfly in Motion"

Hey there blogger friends!

Wow, July flew by and it's August already.  It's that time of year when the katydids become extremely verbal at night rubbing their wings together and chirping loudly.  Butterfly season is underway also. These brightly colored winged insects can be seen in flower gardens everywhere.

Which brings us to the Double D Challenge theme for the next two weeks... "Don't BUG Me"!  Show us your project displaying any kind of bug or insect.  Check out the inspiration on this mood board...

Link up your entry to the Double D Challenge Blog, "Don't BUG Me" post by Sunday, August 12th.  We will be choosing A Top Creative Winner, 3 Top Winners and one random winner to receive this prize...

I recently purchased a Motion Crafts Stamp and Die set created by Uchi's Design and sold by American Crafts.  This was my initial attempt at making a motion card.  And, because I wanted to show the motion action, I made a video which was also an inaugural attempt for me.  I was a little giddy at how well it turned out...

"Happy Birthday"
Here's the card up close...

The Motion Crafts animation set includes everything you need to create your card, except the paper, of course...die cuts, stamp and animation grid.  I used some favorite Prima papers and flowers in my stash along with a couple other die cuts.  The butterflies are cut from the patterned paper and vellum.  The Happy Birthday stamp is part of a set from Unity Stamp and artist Graciellie Designs.

Here's a closer look at the butterfly stamp behind the animation grid.  Opening and closing the card gives the impression of a flying butterfly.
Challenges entered:

Come and join the fun!  Link your bug inspired project to our Double D "Don't BUG Me" post today.  You could be the winner of a badge or prize!

Visit the Double D Team Diane members for more inspiration...
And for even more inspiration visit my other teamies from Team Darlene...

I hope my card has inspired you to play along!
Thanks for stopping by....come back soon.



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