Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Welcome Baby Girl!

Good morning blogger friends!

Today begins a new challenge on the Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge Blog.  Our theme, chosen by team mate Annie, is "Die Cuts and/or Embossing".   The challenge goes from Jan 13th - 24th with  winners being announced January 26th on the Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge Blog.

This is my last project, for the time being, with the Sisterhood of Crafters.   Hopefully, I will be back some time down the road when life is semi normal again for me.  It's been a pleasure working with the entire team and I will be visiting them in blog land.

I love die cuts and ones that emboss and cut are even better...


I created this shaker card for a sweet little blessing that arrived just before Christmas.  The shaker box is encircled with a circle heart die that fit perfectly around the perimeter. I saved the cut out hearts and added them to the sequins inside the box.  The corner die is one of my very favorite because it has beautiful, detailed embossing on it.  I die cut the sentiment tag base out of paper and chipboard for added dimension.  This beauty of a card is postal!

From my stash...
Bazzill Cardstock
Cheery Lynn Dusty Miller Frame 
Impression Obsession Shaker Pouch
Prima Heaven Sent Collection
Spellbinders Heart Circles Nestabilities
Spellbinders Tags & Flags Shapeabilities

Challenges entered:

Stop by the Sisterhood of Crafters Blog and play along.  
You'll find more inspiration from my other team members too.

Thanks for stopping by today.
Hope to see you here again soon.


Wednesday, January 6, 2021

A Sweet Celebration!

 Happy New Year blogger friends!

Welcome to our Double D 5th Anniversary Celebration.  Yes, we are celebrating 5 years of challenge fun and prizes at the DD.  And, it's a new year, hopefully a better one too, so it's a double celebration in my opinion.

Our challenge theme is CUPCAKES!  

We'll be choosing a Top Creative Winner, 3 Creative Winners and a random draw winner of the prize shown below.  Come play along as we celebrate the new year and our 5th anniversary!

Just look at this SWEET inspiration...

Lots of fun colors and designs!

Deep Red Cup Cake Border Stamp and Cottage Cutz Sweet Filigree Cupcake Die

Sprinkles!  Who doesn't like them?  They are a staple in our kitchen cupboard.  Always available for ice cream, cupcakes or whatever you desire to put them on.  They inspired my shaker card...


This card came together quickly using paper remnants in my stash.  I had a new chipboard cupcake shaker that I've been waiting to use too.  The icing is embossed with a really cool embossing powder that has glass beads in it.  I added some fun sprinkles in the shaker box.

From my stash...
Bazzill Cardstock
Photoplay Cake Rainbow Sprinkles Collection
Recollections Specialty Cardstock
Spellbinder Grand Circles and Grand Scalloped Circles
Tessler Crafts, Ellentina Cutting Dies

Challenges entered:

Stop by the Double D Challenge Blog and play along.
Visit my other team mates for more fun cupcake inspiration!

Team Diane

Team Darlene

Thanks for stopping by...
Hope to see you here again soon.


Friday, January 1, 2021

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year blogger friends!

I can't begin to say how great it is to get out of the year 2020.  It will go down in history as one of the longest and hardest years our family has faced in a very, very, long time.  So, welcome 2021. 


  As we leave 2020 behind, I'm sharing favorite cards that I created throughout the year that cover techniques from die cuts and layering to mixed media along with a new found love of Pale Rose Bazzill.  Thanks to everyone that has supported me throughout the year by leaving me love on my projects.  

My most favorite of all...

My second most favorite...

And more of my favorites...


And a few LOs that I created...

Thanks again for stopping by today.
Hope to see you back again soon in 2021!


Saturday, December 19, 2020

More Simplicity...

 Good morning crafter friends!

In between finishing up a few Christmas projects, I continue to work with a new collection, Simplicity, from Pam Bray Designs with Wild Whisper.  This collection includes coordinating papers, two stamp sets, stencil, embossing powder and flair embellishments.

Pam Bray collections are available at Wild Whisper Designs in Canada along with A Cherry On Top and Funkie Junkie in the U.S.  Check the Wild Whispers Designs web store for a list of more retailers. 

 The vibrant colors and fun designs make this collection a "must have" in your stash.  The papers are perfect for mixed media projects too.

I created this slimline card...


The sentiment fit perfectly inside the die cut circles.  

The embossing powder gives texture to the flower petals and bees.

Featured Product:
Pam Bray Designs with Wild Whisper Simplicity Collection 
PBD It's The Little Things Stamp Set
PBD Buttered Pearls Embossing Powder
PBD Bronzed Anther Embossing Powder

From my stash:
Bazzill Cardstock
Memory Box Sketchy Rings Die Cut
Versamark Ink

Add one of Pam Bray's fabulous collections to your stash today!

Thanks for stopping by...
Hope to see you here again soon.

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Winter Wishes...

Welcome blogger friends to another great challenge at the Double D Challenge Blog!

This is our last challenge for the year and we will be taking a small break until January 6th of 2021.  The never ending year of 2020 will soon be over!

Our theme for this challenge is "Poinsettia", the traditional flower of the holiday season.  Usually red in color, the white and pink are also popular.  I've seen them dyed in purples and blues also that you will find on the mood board.

We'll be choosing three Creative Winners, a Top Creative Winner and a random winner of the prize shown below...

Elizabeth Crafts Poinsettia

I love red at Christmas time, so that was my choice of color.  And, Christmas birthdays are extra magical.  This card is on it's way to a dear friend already to be sure it arrives on time!

WINTER WISHES "Happy Birthday"

I went with a shabby chic look for my poinsettia card and did a good bit of fussy cutting.  The gingham checked background is matted with a barn wood base and inked around the edges with red ink.  The box shelf unit is fussy cut and adhered with foam tape for dimension.  The red poinsettias are also fussy cut from a second identical sheet of paper and layered over the other poinsettias with gold micro beads for the centers.  I stamped and embossed both sentiments and added a few fussy cut birds.   

From my stash...
Core'dinations Cardstock
Elizabeth Craft Designs Banner
Martha Stewart Micro Beads
Mintay Winterland Collection
Paper Smooches Happy Birthday Sentiment
Ranger Super Fine Black Embossing Powder
Tim Holtz Fired Brick Red Distress Ink
Tim Holtz Glorious Gatherings Sentiment
Challenges entered:

Stop by the Double D Challenge Blog and play along.
Visit the other team members for more inspiration.

 Have a wonderful holiday season!
See you in the New Year.



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