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Saturday, July 31, 2021

Sunbursts, Moons and a Little Bling!

 Good morning friends!

It's a beautiful Saturday morning here in SE PA.  The humidity has lifted (temporarily) and the temp is a comfortable summertime 80.  I'm having a cup of Joe and listening to the cacophony of birds outside.

Last weekend I went to the CKC Scrapbook event at our local convention center.  My cousin went with me and I was able to meet up with both old and new friends.  And, that was the highlight of the day.  It was very disappointing with no Mfgs. and only local vendors.  I didn't purchase much...a die cut and a few brads which I'm not sure I'll ever use. 

My cousin stayed the weekend and we did have fun crafting and reminiscing.  I completed the 3 cards that I'm sharing today.

First up is this Rose Gold of many layers.  It was for an inspiration challenge at A Cherry On Top.

"hugs"

Here's the inspiration...I thought my design nailed it!

Next up is a scraplift of a fellow scrapper's card.   I used the breathtaking Mintay collection, Nightfall, WRMK embossing folder and distress oxide inks.

"Our Love Story"
 
This is Louise's card design that I lifted...
 

My final card to share is this sunburst design using CTMH's sunburst background plate, Bo Bunny paper, Memory Box and Spellbinders die cuts.   I love how this turned out.

"Hello"
 
Thanks for coming by to visit.
I hope I've inspired you in some way.
Stop back again soon!
 

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Colors of Summer...

 Welcome back blogger friends!

We're still rockin' the summertime season at the Double D Challenge Blog. The sweltering heat across the country and around the world is making this summer a hot one.  Our theme for the next two weeks is, "Colors of Summer".  

Check out this fabulous and colorful mood board!


Choose one of the four photos or use them all to inspire your project.  Link it up to the Double D "Colors of Summer" 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.  One lucky person, chosen by random draw will be the winner of the prize below.

Here's the prize for this challenge...

NUVO Diamond Hybrid Ink Pads- Tropical
 
                                   I took my inspiration from the lemon slice in the last photo.

 
Yellow is such a happy color and with lemons being so trendy right now, it was the obvious choice for my "Colors of Summer" inspiration.  I found this fun sunburst paper in my collection stash and decided to create a lemon shaker card.  The die cut frame reminds me of fruit seeds.
 
 
I embellished the shaker window with die cut foliage and mulberry rose.
 
From my stash...
Bazzill Cardstock
Photoplay Patterned Paper
Recollections Overlay
Spellbinders Foliage and Tear Drop Circle Dies
Wild Orchid Crafts Rose
Other: Sequins 

Challenges entered:
 
Visit my Double D team members for more inspiration.

Team Darlene

Team Diane

Thanks for stopping by.  
I hope I've inspired you in some way.
Stop back again soon!

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Sweet Summertime...

Welcome blogger friends...
 
It's "sweet summer time"!  The weather has been very hot and humid here in SE PA.  Not complaining because it will be winter again too soon.  We're celebrating the season at the Double D with a new challenge theme, "Summer Gingham"

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 "Summer Gingham" 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.  Here's the prize for this challenge...

Sunny Studio Gingham Pastels Cardstock

Here's my gingham inspiration...

"Choose to be happy"

I went with a fun and easy pop out design for my gingham card.  Spring is gone, but I love the happy image on this tag and it worked perfect with the papers.  The quilled flowers in the first photo inspired me so I decided to give it a try.  I made a basic butterfly with a tiger eye jewel as the body.  Not too bad for first try.   The center pop out area is blank for adding a note and signature.

From my stash...
Bazzill Cardstock
Mintay
Quilling Strips
Other: Jewel 

Visit my team mates for more inspiration...
 
Team Diane
Judy 

Team Darlene

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

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Signs of Summer...

Hi there blogger friends!

Summer is just a few days away and we are seeing signs everywhere!  That brings us to our new challenge topic on the Double D Challenge Blog.... "Signs of Summer".   Link up your mood board inspired project by Sunday, July 4th at 8 PM.   You could be a creative winner or random draw prize winner of the prize below.

Our "Signs of Summer" mood board...


The prize...

Cheapo Dies Beach Chair Die Cut

My inspiration...

Let's Celebrate! 

When I think of the signs of summer, the 4th of July always comes to mind.  That means red, white and blue along with family gatherings and celebration.  I was inspired by the barn wood design in the first photo and the little girl walking on the beach in the bottom left photo.   How cute is she wearing that huge hat swinging her bucket? Perfect colors for a summer, holiday card!  We have a few birthdays this month too, so I will make use of this card!

From my stash...
Bazzill Cardstock
Darling Art by Valerie - Flag Butterflies
Maja Design, Mintay Patterned Papers
Spellbinders Ribbon Banner, Star Circle
Tutti Designs Nested Stitched Star

Challenges entered:
 
 
 
 


Visit my other Double D team members for more inspiration.

Team Darlene

I hope you are inspired to play along with our "Signs of Summer" Challenge.
Thanks for stopping by...hope to see you again soon!

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Two Old Bats "Anything Halloween" Guest Designer

 Welcome blogger buddies!

Today, I'm happy to share that I am Guest Designer on the Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge Blog.  It's always, "Anything Goes Halloween".  

Two Old Bats is a monthly challenge blog that features awesome mood boards to inspire you.  If there are more than 50 entries, there will be a prize offered.  And, it's just for fun!  You have until June 28th to link your entry.  Winners will be announced on July 1st.  So come on by and play along.

Thank you Darlene and Diane for inviting me to be the June Guest Designer at Two Old Bats!

The mood board...

My inspiration...

"Trick or Treat"

 I was inspired by the brick pattern, sign and moon.  Of course I had to add "two bats" and a couple of pumpkins.  I did some fussy cutting on the brick paper and tucked the moon in behind it.  The chipboard sign was a perfect sentiment.

Check out all of the spooktacular creations from the design team members!

 
 Thanks for stopping by!
Be sure to check out the "Two Old Bats" Challenge Blog and play along.

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