Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Colors of Easter

 Welcome friends!

Spring is a few days away and that means rebirth of the earth and all of the beautiful colors coming soon.  It's also time for the second challenge of the month at the Double D Blog.  And, with Spring comes our newest challenge theme... EASTER.
Here's a mood board to inspire you.

 And a prize for a winner chosen by random draw.

MAMBI Soft Spoken Stickers
I was inspired by all of the different jelly bean and egg colors.

Happy Easter
   This CAS card came together easily.  I recently purchased this fun plaid washi tape and really needed to find a way to use it.   I criss-crossed the tape into a fun design and adhered the sentiment in the center using foam tape for dimension.  How fun are those mini rainbow candies?  The embroidery hoop is cut from the same green bling as the panel matting.
From my stash...
CTMH Thistle Ink
Dress My Craft Rainbow Candies
Pam Bray Designs May Your Day Be Happy
Paper Smooches All Year Cheer Sentiment

Visit the Double D Challenge Blog and play along.
You could be one of our Creative or prize winners.
Sharing in the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you again soon!

Sunday, March 12, 2023

Butterfly Birthday

Spring Forward!

Today is catch up time for those of us that lost an hour of sleep last night.  Not a biggie for me and I was up after my usual six hours having coffee.
I was in my craft space early finishing up DT projects and decided to make an easy peasy card with  scraps from the collection I was using.  Our family has quite a few birthdays and anniversaries coming up in the next several weeks, and I'm in need of cards, for sure. 

Here's a birthday card that I'm adding to the collection I've already made.

Happy Birthday
This CAS card has double matting and die cuts to embellish.  The butterfly and banner have added dimension using foam  tape.  
From my stash...
Bazzill Cardstock
Cocoa Vanilla These Days Collection
Elizabeth Craft Designs Banner
Memory Box Butterfly
Paper Smooches Sentiment
I'm sharing this card in the following challenges:

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

Thursday, March 2, 2023

Lucky Charm!

 Welcome blogger friends!
Today I'm sharing inspiration for the March challenge at the Colorful Options Challenge Blog.  Our color theme this month is GREEN!  No surprise there with St. Patrick's Day on the horizon and Spring just around the corner.  Green is refreshing!
Each month, there are two options to choose from.  First being a color option and second a rainbow option.  If choosing the color theme for the month, you can create in all shades of that color as long as it remains predominate.  Should you choose the rainbow option, you can choose any color palette for your designs.  View the guidelines on the Colorful Options Blog HERE.
A little inspiration for you...

Here's my take on the green theme...

You're my lucky charm

I made a St. Patrick's Day rocker card using a clean and graphic style.  The fun plaid patterned paper made a great base design for the circle of leprechauns.  I was inspired by the shamrocks in several challenges and tucked in a few along with a four leaf clover to embellish both the focal image and the stamped sentiment banner.
From my stash...
Bazzill Coconut Swirl, Easter Grass Cardstock
Elizabeth Crafts Design Banner 
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memory Box Lucky Leaves
Photoplay Pot of Gold Leprechaun PP
Spellbinders Grand Circle
Spellbinders Large Scalloped Nesting Circle
Spellbinders Standard Nesting Circle
 Your Next Stamp Lucky Charm Set
Challenges entered:
Be sure to stop by the Colorful Options Blog and play along with our March challenge!
Thanks for coming by today.
Hope to see again soon.


Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Everything's coming up green

 Welcome blogger friends!

March is here and Spring is weeks away.  It's that time of year when bulbs are popping up and buds are popping out on trees.   My daffodils are about eight inches high with buds and will hopefully soon be blooming.  I love their subtle scent and happy yellow color. 

We're celebrating with a new theme at the Double D Challenge Blog to start off the month.

Everything is coming up green!

Here's a mood board to inspire you...

And a fun prize to one lucky winner chosen by random draw.

Stampendous Wild Greens Clear Stamps

My inspiration...


I found the most beautiful printed vellum a few weeks ago while shopping.  The design wouldn't fit my usual square card choice, so I went with an A7 I cut a window in the patterned paper with a large oval die and adhered it over the vellum image with foam tape for added dimension.  The sentiment and hearts are from a puffy sticker collection in my stash.
From my stash...
Bazzill White Coconut CS
49 & Market Eucalyptus Collection
Heidi Swapp Sticker Sentiment
Paper Studios Printed Vellum
Spellbinders Grand Ovals

Next, I made this note card using the last scrap of paper from one of my very favorite paper collections.  It's been in my stash for almost 10 years.  The image was a close match to the first photo minus the kitten!

Just a sweet little note card to say "Hello" to a good friend.

From my stash...
Maja Designs -Ska vi ta en "Fika"? Collection
49 & Market Plum Grove Chipboard Elements
Tutti Designs Dotted Nesting Squares

Sharing with these challenges:

Come over to the Double D Challenge Blog and play along.
You could be a Creative or prize winner.

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

Wednesday, February 15, 2023


 Hey there bloggers!

Hope everyone had a lovely Valentine's Day!
Today, I'm sharing a couple of cards.  One is for the new challenge at the Double D Challenge Blog and the other is a CAS Valentine I mailed this past week.  The challenge theme for the next two weeks at the Double D is "BIRDS".  The mood board offers lots of inspiration, both colors and images.  The details can be found HERE.  Stop by, play along and you could be a creative or prize winner.
Tutti Designs Tweet House Die Cut
Here's my inspiration using the flamingo photo...
beautiful {just the way you are} 
This card was so fun to put together.  I love the bright pink flamingos in this paper collection.  It's been in my stash for a while and I was happy to have the opportunity to use it.  I stamped, die cut the sentiment and gave it extra dimension by matting and adding foam tape.  I have a tropical leaf die cut that matched the leaves in the paper, so I cut a couple and tucked them in around the sentiment.  A few dew drops completed the embellishing.
From my stash...
Memory Box Tropical Leaf Die Cut
P13 Let's Flamingle Paper Collection
Photoplay My Color Cardstock
Sizzix Framelit Labels, Elegant 2
Verve Sentiment Stamp
Want 2 Scrap Light Green Dew Drops

Next up is a clean and simple Valentine...

This CAS Valentine came together easy peasy.  I die cut a heart along the edge of the patterned paper and adhered a scrap of the base color, then matted it with black.  The gold mini hearts are cut from a bubblegum machine die set.  
From my stash...
Bazzill Cardstock
Catherine Pooler Hearts
Prima Love Notes Paper
Tutti Designs Love Sentiment 

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


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