Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Tutti Designs!

 Tutti Designs Die Cuts are here!


Tutti Designs is a NEW die company with an inventory of amazing, intricate die cuts.  They are available in beautiful designs and are reasonably priced!
 
Help spread the word about this new die company and visit the blogs of team members, Darlene and Diane, for a chance to win ONE die of their choice.

You will find the "deets" on their blogs on how to win.  Don't miss this opportunity to win one of these new die cuts!

http://www.tuttidesigns.com/
 
Now hurry, before it's too late!!
 
 

Double D May "Patriotic" Challenge!

It's time for another Team Darlene Challenge on the Double D Challenge Blog!

In honor of all that have served, we are having a "Patriotic" themed challenge.   We want to see your  creative "Patriotic" projects.   Show us your stars, stripes, flags, flowers, or colors! 

 We will be choosing a Creative Winner and Top 3 to receive our Double D badge to share on your blogs.  In addition, when a prize is available, we will be using a random draw to select the winner.  Today is one of those days and EVERYONE has a chance to win. International entries are welcome as well!

The prize for May's Challenge is this most appropriate, awesome die cut!


"Thank You" to all who serve and have served their country!

Our easy rules are listed HERE, please be sure to take a peek at them.

 Here is some creative inspiration for you...


This month comes to a close with a holiday that is near and dear to me, Memorial Day.  It's a Federal holiday here in the U.S. and honors those that have died while serving in their country's armed forces.  For me, it always brings to mind red poppies.  I can't remember how many times I stood in solemn silence and listened as "Flanders Fields", a memorial poem, was read aloud following the day's parade.


  I have many family members and friends that have served, including my brother.   Creating a card with a patriotic theme came easy to me.  So easy, I decided to make two cards to inspire you for this challenge!

And, here is my "Patriotic" inspiration....

"Three cheers for the Red, White and Blue"!

 "Thank You" 

So, come join us at the Double D Challenge Blog!  You'll find the challenge rules located at the top of the blog.  Link your entry using the Inlinkz icon found at the bottom of the current challenge post.

Visit my Double D team members for more inspiration...
Darlene
Aussie Annie
Kathy
Leslie

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

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Craft-Dee BowZ "You Make My Heart Beat Faster"

I'm up on the Craft-Dee BowZ Blog  today sharing some fun May inspiration with you!


During the month of May, the Design Team is creating with the colors of teal, white/cream and black along with a music theme.  There were so many ideas that came to mind, but I decided on a pyramid shaped card for my project. One, because I wanted to try something different, and two, because it really fits the theme!

Here's why....


Do you know what this is?  Have you ever seen one before?  Well, it's a Metronome.  A device that can be set to a regulated beat per minute.  It is used by musicians to work on timing and tempo.  The ticks represent a fixed, regular pulse. Yep, just like a heart beat!  It's shaped like a pyramid and inspired the May project I created to share with you.

Here is my Metronome/Pyramid card...

"You Make My Heart Beat Faster"

The pyramid shape was created with black cardstock and teal, leopard print paper.  I used two different music sheet printed papers...for the heart on the front of the card and to embellish the inside of the card.  The pendulum is a clock hand and worked perfectly!



The inside of the card is embellished with several different patterned papers, music notes and the sentiment.


The yummy bow was made using my Craft-Dee BowZ Tool.  It's three separate single loop bows stacked together to create a multi looped bow.  I adhered a velvet flower to the center.  Love that awesome bow?  You can create bows like this using the Craft-Dee BowZ Bow Making Tool.  Stop by the blog and purchase yours today!

Featured Product

From my stash...
Couture Creations Heart Die Cut
Memory Box Virtuoso Music Die Cut
Petaloo Flower
Recollections - Cardstock, Patterned Paper
Teresa Collins Patterned Paper
 Other:  Enamel Heart, Feather, Queen & Co. Jawbreakers & Twinkle Goosebumps*, Ribbon*

 Don't forget to play along with our Craft-Dee BowZ  May Challenge, "Anything goes and include a HANDMADE bow". You could be the winner of a Craft-Dee BowZ Badge to display in your blog.  The challenge lasts until the end of May, so there's plenty of time to play along!

Thanks for stopping by so I could share my inspiration with you. 

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