Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Double D Challenge...Tea or Coffee?

Welcome back Blogger friends!

It's time for the Double D second challenge of the month...

Team Darlene is hosting and our theme for this challenge is "Tea and Coffee" ! You'll find lots of inspiration with our current mood board.  Choice is good and we offer lots of room for you to choose from the photos below.  As always, you can pick one of the four or use them all to inspire your project.  Link it up to the Double D Blog's "Tea and Coffee" post by July 29th and you could be a winner!

We'll be choosing an overall Creative Winner and 3 Top Winners to receive a Double D Badge to display on their blog.  And, one entry, chosen by random draw will be the winner of this awesome prize...

Lawn Fawn "Love You a Latte" Clear Stamp Set

Here's our mood board inspiration...

I was inspired by both the tea and coffee topics and decided to create two cards for this challenge...

"No one stacks up to YOU"

First up is this 6" x 6" card with a kraft card base and layers of lavender and Maja Design patterned tea cup papers.  I cut a doily for under the teapot and added a tea bag tag hanging out of the top. 

I gave the teapot and sentiment added dimension with 3D foam squares.

"May your cup runneth over"

Next up is this fun 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" card of many layers.  I used CTMH Doodle Designs stamp to create the coffee cup ring background on Pink Paislee patterned paper.

 I matted the wood chip coffee cups and gave them added dimension using 3D foam squares again.

This was a great challenge and I had so much fun creating both cards!

From my stash...
Candi Dots - Carta Bella
Cardstock - Bazzill, Recollections
Die Cuts - Memory Box, Prima, Tutti Designs
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts
Ink and Stamp - Close To My Heart
Patterned Papers - Carts Bella, Maja Design, Pink Paislee
Twine - May Arts
Wood Chip Coffee Cups - Recollections

So, join the fun!  Link your "Tea or Coffee" inspired project to the Double D Challenge Blog.  You could be a badge or prize winner.
Visit all the Double D Team Darlene members for inspiration...
And even more inspiration from Team Darlene teamies...
Thanks again for stopping by....come back soon.


Monday, July 16, 2018

Tutti Designs Madonna & Baby

Good morning Tutti friends!
We're more than half way through July and it's never too early to start those Christmas cards.  Tutti Designs newest die release is spectacular and will have you thinking "holidays" no matter what the temperature is outside.  The July release of 33 dies, yes, I said 33, is amazing with images for fall, Halloween and Christmas!

Today, I'm sharing a Christmas card created using Tutti Designs Madonna & Baby, Nesting Stitched Star and Scalloped Stitched Nesting Circles.  
Madonna & Baby

The card base is 5" x 10"  Bazzill Bling Prussian Blue cardstock scored and folded to make a 5" x 5" size card.  The Madonna & Baby are cut from white cardstock and the gold foil is the under layer of the card front and the matting and base for the Madonna image and stars.

I created a shaker window with the Madonna & Baby die, transparency, sequins and Nesting Stitched Circles.   Die cut stars, some of them double stacked, are the embellishments.

In this side view, you can see the added dimension to the circle frame and stars.  I love this magnificent Prussian Blue color!!

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Tutti Designs Madonna & Baby

Tutti Designs Nesting Stitched Stars

Tutti Designs Scalloped Stitched Nesting Circles

Thanks for stopping by to share my newest  inspiration for Tutti Designs!
Be sure to visit the Tutti Designs Store for all available die cuts in the most recent release along with the full inventory of Tutti Dies.

You'll find more inspiration on our other Tutti Designs sites:

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

July Sketch at My Sketch World!

Welcome back Blogger friends!

Today, I'm happy to share a card created using the July sketch from My Sketch World.  After a five year hiatus, Lucy is back for the second month with sketches to inspire your scrapping Mojo!  My Sketch World has a blog and Facebook page.  Stop by the blog and grab a MSW blinkie for your blog sidebar.  Join the MSW Facebook page and play along with the monthly sketch challenge!

Here's the July sketch...

And, here's my card...

The Graphic 45 Floral Shoppe papers were perfect for this card.  I love the envelope pocket and decided to add a packet of flower seeds in with the tag. The envelope is embellished with two different pieces of ecru trim and a foliage die while the seed packet is trimmed with the same foliage and a handmade foamiran flower.

From my stash...
Bazzill Cardstock
Cheery Lynn Mini Fanciful Flourish
Graphic 45 Floral Shoppe Collection
Martha Stewart Micro Beads
We R Memory Keepers Envelop Punchboard
Other: Foamiran, Trim

Come join the fun at My Sketch World!
You'll find lots of inspiration for your next project. 
Share your projects with us on the My Sketch World Facebook Page.

Thanks for stopping by today!
I hope to see you back again soon.


Monday, July 9, 2018

Best Wishes!!

Happy Monday Blogger friends!
Today, I'm sharing some Tutti Designs July inspiration with you!  We've celebrated graduations, Father's Day and I'm sure a wedding among our families and friends.
"Best Wishes"

 Layers and favorite things to add to cards.

The white 5" x 6 1/8" card base has two layers of patterned paper matting the white Lily Heart Panel.  I cut the focal heart from the back piece of matting since it would not show.

I love the lattice design on this Lily Heart Panel and the Garden Trellis matched it perfectly.   The trellis background was cut using the Nesting Stitched Rectangles.

I adhered the Garden Arbour to the trellis and added foam tape to the back for dimension. 

The focal heart, cut with a Nesting Stitched Heart, made a great background for the sentiment, "Best Wishes".  I adhered the trellis panel to the card base and added pearls for embellishment.

 Thanks for stopping by to share my newest  inspiration for Tutti Designs!
Be sure to visit the Tutti Designs Store for all available die cuts in the most recent release along with the full inventory of Tutti Dies.

You'll find more inspiration on our other Tutti Designs sites:


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