Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Whaley? It's your birthday?

 Welcome back crafty friends!

It's time for our first July challenge at the Double D Challenge Blog.  As slow as the winter seems to go, the warmer weather just flies by too quickly.  

We are still loving the summer activities and hanging near the water.  Our challenge theme for the first two weeks of the month is, "Creatures Under the Sea".  The mood board below will help to inspire you.  A huge variety of colors too...check out that multi colored fish!  Spectacular!

We'll be choosing Creative Winners and a prize winner by random draw for the prize below.
Cottage Cutz Sea Turtle and Happy Whale Die Cuts
I have always wanted to go on a "whale watch", so that was my "Creature Under the Sea" choice.
have a whaley great day!
This A2 card has a die cut porthole for the spinner featuring a cute whale.  The patterned paper matting, porthole frame and sentiment matting are cut from kraft cardstock.  All of the patterned papers have a sheen to them that may not be easy to see from the photos.

I used coral patterned paper inside and adhered a matching pocket to hold the sentiment tag.  When the card is closed, only the coral is visible through the porthole.

From my stash...
Bazzill Cardstock
CTMH Sentiment Stamp
Craft Consortium Ocean Tales Collection
Creative Memories Corner Rounder 
May Arts Twine
Tutti Designs Stitched Tag Die
Spellbinders Small Standard Circle Die

 Stop by the Double D Challenge Blog for more "Creatures Under the Sea" inspiration.
Thanks for stopping by today.
Hope to see you here again soon.

Monday, July 4, 2022

Thinking of You

 Welcome back for A Place to Start's July Challenge.

Our theme is always, "Anything Goes with a Twist". This month our twist is "Balloons and Flowers".

Our challenge sponsor this month is Conie Fong Art.

Thank you for your sponsorship.
Conie Fong is offering a discount code, PLACETOSTART, for the month of JULY ONLY.
 Check out her digital art on Etsy and don't forget the discount code on checkout.
I chose a simple image since I'm not big on coloring because of sight issues.

Thinking of you
I used a scrap of favorite water color paper for the card front, matted it with gold and die cut a window in it.  The heart balloon is printed, colored and adhered to the inside of the card.   I die cut a gold circle frame for the window.  Next, I printed the sentiment, die cut it and matted it with gold also using the same die.  I adhered a couple of crystal gems on either side of the sentiment.

Featured Product
From my stash...
Prima Misty Rose Collection
Prima Say It In Crystals
Spellbinders Standard Circle, Small
Spellbinders Grommet Tags Shapeabilities

You could be a Top Sprout choice and be a guest designer.
Thanks for stopping by.
Hope to see you again soon.



Sunday, July 3, 2022

Anything Goes with a Twist of Black & White

 Welcome back for the July challenge at 613 Avenue Create!

Our theme this month is "Anything Goes with a Twist/Black & White".  Our sponsor for month is Mirtillamente, Digital Stamps and Images.  Share your project with us at the 613 Avenue Create Blog and you could be a July Top Rocker.  Come on over and join the Front Porch Gang today!

Thanks for your sponsorship!

I created a CAS birthday card using the twist of black and white.

Happy Birthday

This A2 card came together quickly.  The sentiment is  printed on a white card base and I used a black pearl to dot the "i".  The frame is a die cut embellished with white pearls.  Easy peasy!

From my stash...
Mirtillamente Digital Sentiment
My Color Cardstock - Black, White
Queen & Co. Pearls
Visit the 613 Avenue Create Challenge Blog and share your projects with us.
You could be a Top Rocker in the Front Porch Gang!
Thanks for stopping by today. 
Hope your are inspired to play along with us.
See you again soon!


Wednesday, June 15, 2022

It's Beach Time!

 Welcome back crafty friends!

Summer will officially be here in a few days and we're ready for beach time at the Double D.   Do you love the beach?  I do and will be there soon to put my feet in the sand.  Our theme for the second challenge in June is "Beach Time".   Here's some inspiration for you...

We'll be choosing creative winners and the winner chosen by random draw of the prize below.

Impression Obsession "Better at the Beach" Die Cut

My inspiration came from the colors of the starfish and water.

She STOOD in the storm...

This 6 x 6 card of many layers came together very easily.  The sentiment, stamped on ivory cardstock, is one of my all time favorite stamps from a company that no longer exists, Verve.  I die cut with an oval, matted with a scalloped oval and added three candy dots under the author's name.  The sail boat is fussy cut from a cardstock element sheet and adhered with foam tape for dimension.  

From my stash....
Bazzill Coral and Kraft Cardstock
CTMH Ivory Cardstock
Craft Consortium Ocean Tale Collection
Echo Park Candy Dots
Spellbinders Oval and Scalloped Oval Dies
Verve Clear Stamp
Challenges entered:

Visit the Double D Challenge Blog for more inspiration and to link up your entry and find more inspiration from other design team members. You could be one of our creative winners!

I hope you're inspired to play along.
Thanks for stopping by my blog today.
Stop back again soon.

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Memories are stacking up!

 I'm back again with more layouts that I've made in the past month or so.  This has been the most productive I've been in my scrap space in a very long time.

 Here are layouts with 3 of our grand kids starting with the youngest!  Finally inspired to scrap my favorite photos from years gone by.





These layouts will be great additions to the many scrapbooks already filling up fast.

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


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