Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Double D Wedding Challenge!

It's time for the Double D's second challenge for June...
 
The challenge theme is "Wedding".
 
Hurrah for the first day of summer!  Did you know that June is one of the most popular months for weddings?  We at the Double D are challenging you to create a "Wedding" themed project and link it to the "Wedding" Challenge post in the Double D Challenge Blog

We will be choosing a Creative Winner and Top 3 to receive our Double D Badge to display on your blogs.  In addition, we are offering a prize with the winner to be chosen by random draw.   We welcome all entries, so everyone has a chance to win!

You could win this Die-Versions Sweet Wordlets, Mr. & Mrs.
 
 
Once again, we have a truly inspiring mood board to share with you.  Choice is good and we give you plenty from the photos shown below.  Choose one or use them all to inspire you while creating your project. 

 
I took my inspiration from all of the photos.  The soft colors, roses and tulle were all details I included on my project along with rhinestones and a touch of gold.
 
 
"This is where our story begins..."
 
 
I used a new Precious Marieke Flower Frame die cut as the focal point of my vintage, shabby chic card and gave it dimension with foam tape.  The embellishments include gold hearts and flourish along with some rhinestones.  I added mulberry roses, a tulle bow and two heart shaped stick pins to finish the detail work. 
 
From my stash...
American Crafts Specialty Paper
Bazzill Cardstock
Kaisercraft Patterned Paper
Queen & Company Rhinestones
Wild Orchid Crafts Mulberry Roses
Other: Heart Stick Pins, Tulle
 
Challenges entered:
 
Thanks for stopping by...I hope I have inspired you to play along with our Double D "Wedding" Challenge!  Stop back again soon.
 
Vicki
 

Monday, June 19, 2017

Dies R Us, "But first...coffee"!

Good morning Dies R Us friends!
 
I'm here today with your Monday morning "cuppa inspiration".

Starting the day with a cup of coffee is always on my agenda.  It's only that one cup that I need and if I don't have the opportunity to have it, my world is off it's axis all day long.  I also drink decaf, so it's not the energy boost that I need in that cup of coffee but the quiet thinking time about the day that makes me enjoy my morning coffee...pondering what needs done while holding that cuppa  hot comfort.  I also have a travel mug that goes with me when I am off doing errands.  This mug along with the awesome new Heartbeat die are the inspiration for my project today.

I have created sleeves for my travel mug...


Nothing like that morning cuppa to get you motivated for the day's events!



I traced three sleeves using a pattern from one I had saved in my stash of stencils.


The embellishing pieces were cut using the following dies:

EK Success Cutter Bee Borders


Frantic Stamper Heartbeat


Precious Marieke Fantastic Flowers Frame


These dies are currently in stock and available in the Dies R Us Store.

* The Spellbinders Banner die in the background is no larger available at Dies R Us.
 
 
Here's one of the finished sleeves.  The edges are inked with chalk ink and the die cut embellishments are layered in the center of the sleeve. 
 
Just a fun way to brighten your day!
Thanks for stopping by to share my "cuppa inspiration".  I hope I have inspired you to create with die cuts on your projects.
 
Visit the Dies R Us Store and browse their amazing inventory of available dies.
 
 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.
 

Vicki

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Double D Blue and White Challenge!

Hey there blogger friends! 
 It's June, summers just around the corner and it's time for a new Double D Challenge! Once again, we have some great inspiration for you.

The challenge theme for the next two weeks is "Blue and White" and you'll love the mood board we are sharing today.  Choice is good and we give you plenty from the photos below.  Choose one of the four or use them all to inspire your project.  Link it up to the Double D "Blue and White" Challenge and you could be a winner!  You'll find guidelines and prize information on the Double D Challenge Blog.


We'll be choosing a Creative Winner along with 3 top choices chosen by our Design Team to receive our Double D Badge to share on their blogs.  Also, when a prize is being offered, we'll choose a winner by random draw. Everyone entering has a chance to win and international entries are welcome too.  So....

Don't you just love this Joy Crafts Seashore Set being offered as the challenge prize?  Play along and you could be the winner!


I'm joining in with Team Diane on this challenge.   The mood board was too lovely to pass up!  Here's my  blue and white inspired card...

 "Love"

I took my inspiration for this 6" x 6" card from several of the photos.  The gingham check, silverware and bench were three of the details that I incorporated into the design.  I added strips of gingham checked paper under the trim and inside the card.  The bench, sitting couple, and sentiment are cut from silver metallic cardstock.   The silver was the perfect compliment to the soft blue and white.

From my stash...
Bazzill Cardstock
EK Success Cutter Bee Borders (Hearts)
Fab Scraps Patterned Paper
Impression Obsession Bench and Couple Dies
Queen & Co. Pearls
Really Reasonable Ribbon Trim
Recollections Metallic Paper
Sue Wilson Designs Australian Collection - Sydney Die
Tutti Designs "Love" Word Die

Visit my other team members for more inspiration...

Team Diane

Team Darlene

Monday, May 22, 2017

Dies R Us Bridal Shower "Best Wishes"!

Hey there die cut friends! 
 I'm here to share my Monday morning tag inspiration with you. 
 
It will be soon the most popular time of year for weddings and "June Brides".  We will be attending one soon and the wedding shower is just around the corner.  I've purchased a gift and decided to create the tag to look similar to the shower invitation. 

I used the die cuts in the photo below which includes the invitation too!



And, here's the shower gift tag...

"Best Wishes"

The color and design of the background paper were almost a perfect match to the invitation.  Lots of hearts were in order since it's for a bridal shower. 


I added the greenery and a couple of handmade flowers.   The two tone bow is topped with lavender and white hearts.  A few randomly placed iridescent sequins complete the tag.

From my stash...
Bazzill Cardstock
Queen & Co. Pearls
Really Reasonable Ribbon
SEI Patterned Paper
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Concord Grape

Challenges entered:
Really Reasonable Ribbon #164 - Anything But a Card/5-31
 
I hope I have inspired you are to use die cuts on all your projects.
Visit the Dies R Us Store and browse their awesome inventory of die cuts to add to your stash!

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 my blog.  Hope to see you here again soon!

Vicki

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