Wednesday, June 5, 2019

June is for Roses!

Hey blogger friends....thanks for stopping by again!

The weather is heating up and summer is just around the corner.  Flowers are in bloom everywhere and roses are a favorite of mine.  And, it's a favorite for our Double D Challenge too.  Our first challenge topic for June is "Rose Garden".   Show us your handmade, stamped, die cut or purchased roses.

There are creative badges and a random prize to be had!
Cottage Cutz Floral Spray

Our mood board offers beautiful inspiration for this challenge...

And, here's my rose inspiration...
"Best Mom"

I created this rose inspired 6" square card for my mom on Mother's Day.  This was the first card that I made with hot press foil and I've fallen in love with it!  Such an easy and awesome technique.  The "Best Mom" sentiment is hot pressed with gold foil on white cardstock.  I used gold foil cardstock as the matting and die cut an oval window around the sentiment.  The die cut oval in the top layer of floral paper surrounds the gold.  I used the bits of gold cardstock and made a few flourishes to accent the flower arrangements around the oval window.  The flowers matched the paper perfectly!

From my stash...
Bazzill Cardstock
Cheery Lynn Mini Fanciful Flourish Right
Couture Creations Go Press & Foil Gold
Couture Creations Hotfoil Stamp
Prima Misty Rose Collection
Prima, Recollections, Wild Orchid Craft Flowers
Recollection Gold Foil Specialty Paper
Tutti Designs Nesting Stitched Ovals

Challenges entered:
Crazy Hazelnut's PP Challenge - June Patterned Paper/6-29
Ellibelle's Corner - Summer Scenes/7-31
Scrapy Land #115 - Anything Goes/6-16

Hop on over to the Double D Challenge Blog and play along with our June, "Roses" Challenge.  You could be a creative badge or prize winner!

Visit my Double D Team Mates for more inspiration...

Team Diane

Team Darlene
 Vicki (ME!)

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


Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Designing for Die Cuttin' Divas Sketch Challenge!

Hi there Blogger friends!
Today, I have the privilege of being a Guest Designer on the Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge Blog.  Thanks for inviting me back again!

Each week you will find a new topic and inspiration using die cuts.  Stop by the blog, play along with the challenge and you could be chosen as a future guest designer!

This week's challenge is a sketch challenge.

I love this sketch and found it to be a great design for the card I created.
"Sweet Baby Boy"

We have some new additions arriving in our extended family toward the end of this year.  Although we don't know the genders yet, I thought I would jump ahead and make some baby cards. 

Up today is this "Sweet Baby Boy" card that is 6"x6" in size.  I used five different patterns from Authentique's Cuddle Boy Collection matted with CTMH cardstock and lots of die cuts for this layered design.  I rescued a seriously old Heidi Swapp Ghost Heart from my stash to use as the focal point and tucked a little red heart under the sentiment.

From my stash...
Authentique Cuddle Boy Collection
Bazzill Cardstock
Close To My Heart Colonial White Cardstock (retired)
Heidi Swapp Ghost Heart
Momenta Heart
Pink & Main Sweet Sentiment
Precious Marieke  Flowers Frame
Tutti Designs Nesting Stitched Circle

Challenges entered:
Crazy Hazelnut's PP Challenge - June Patterned Paper/6-29
Cut It Up #175 - Birthday (Baby Boy Birth)/6-12
Dies R Us #122 - Kids/6-14
Unicorn Challenge #44 - For the Men and Boys/6-29
Moving Along With the Times #98 - Monochrome/6-5
Papercraft Challenges #38 - Men and Boys/6-10
The Paper Girls #177 - Top 5 (5 different PP)/6-15 
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes/6-11

I hope I've inspired you to play along at the Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge Blog!
Stop by and link up your project today.


Wednesday, May 15, 2019

"Framed" at the Double D

Hi blogger friends!  Happy to see you once again.
It's time for our second Double D challenge in May! 
And, Our challenge topic is, "Frames". 
Lots of inspiration today from colors and shapes to designs and textures.

As always, the Design Team will choose 3 Creative Winners and a Top Creative Winner.  There will also be a winner by random draw for the prize below.

Frantic Stamper Stitched Rounded Rectangles

I was inspired by all of the photos on the mood board...the colors, shapes designs and textures and added my own touch with glass frames!

I loved the barn wood background in the bottom right photo of the mood board and decided it would be the background for my card too.  There's lots of dimension created using foam tape and chipboard.  The die cut frames and colors came together as a great focal point.  I added a 3-D glass frame sticker with vellum for the lens.  The chipboard sentiment was white and I inked it yellow to pull in the final color in the photo.

Challenges entered:
Join the fun!  Link your "Frames" inspired project to the Double D Challenge Blog's Frames post today.  You could be a badge or prize winner.

Visit my Double D Teamies for more inspiration and prize opportunities!

Team Diane

Team Darlene
 Vicki (ME!)

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


Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Run For The Roses...

Good morning, blogger friends!

A new month and new challenge at the Double D Challenge Blog...

It's May Day and only a few days away from one of the biggest events in horse racing, the Kentucky Derby.  It's the first leg in a race for the Triple Crown of horse racing with the Preakness and Belmont Stakes to follow in weeks to come.  I was fortunate to see Affirmed win the Preakness in 1978 and go on to be a Triple Crown winner.

Large, extravagant hats are a tradition at the Kentucky Derby, also known as "The Run For The Roses".  Hence, the title of my blog post which brings us to our challenge theme... 

"Kentucky Derby Hat Inspiration".

We have some sweet mood board inspiration.

The Design Team will choose 3 Creative Winners, a Top Creative Winner and give away the prize below chosen by random draw.  Visit the Double D Challenge Blog for guidelines and challenge details, then use the inlinkz to add your entry!

How cute is this Woodware Hat Collection stamp set?

I was inspired by the hat topic along with the Kentucky Derby nicknamed "The Run For The Roses"!

"Run For The Roses"

Remnants in my stash from Graphic 45's "Off To The Races" collection were perfect for this challenge theme.  The 6 inch square card consists of many layers and fussy cut images of women wearing hats along with names of the triple crown races.  I inked and distressed some of the edges and embellished with a few mulberry roses.  I gave dimension to the fussy cut lady image and added a little "frou frou to the back of her dress with black tulle.  A fussy cut horseshoe for good luck hangs over the corner of  "The Run for the Roses" tag.

From my stash... 
 Core'dinations Cardstock
Graphic 45 Off To The Races Collection
Tim Holtz Black Soot Distress Ink
Wild Orchid Mulberry Roses
Other: Black tulle

Challenges Entered:
Cupcake Inspiration #469 - Photo/5-10

Dies R Us #120 - Flowers/5-13
Moving Along With The Times #96 - Floral/5-8

I hope my card has inspired you to play along with us!
Thanks for stopping by... hope to see you again soon.


Thursday, April 18, 2019


Welcome back, blogger friends!

Easter is just a few days away and we are busy getting ready for family time and the season of new beginnings.  Today, I am sharing a double triangle fold, Easter card using a recently purchased collection.


This A2 card base of turquoise cardstock is layered with the Hallelujah paper from Photoplay's Easter Joy Collection.  The colors and designs in this collection are amazing.  I used one of the journal cards from the Joyful paper as the focal point of the card.  It is layered over ribbon that I made a criss cross pattern with.  A couple of die cut wheat stalks are tucked in behind it also.  And, there you have it, a simple and elegant Easter card!

From my stash...
Bazzill Cardstock
Frantic Stamper Wheat Stalk Die Cut

Happy Easter and thanks for stopping by!
Hope to see you back again soon.



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