Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Double D, "If the shoe fits..."

Welcome back blogger friends!

We're more than half way through September and days away from the first day of Autumn.  Yeah! This is my favorite time of year.   I love the colors, smells and cooler air of fall.

It's time for our second challenge of the month on the Double D Challenge Blog.  Our theme for this challenge is...

"If the shoe fits"

Team Darlene is hosting this fun challenge along with more inspiration from Team Diane.  We're looking forward to having you play along with us.  Visit the Double D Challenge Blog for guidelines, details and to link up your creative entry.  You could be one of our creative winners or the winner of this fabulous prize...

Frantic Stamper Lady's Shoe

And, as always, we have a fabulous mood board to help inspire you!

Here's my "If the shoe fits" inspiration...
"The Smallest Step"
This Spring Market Collection from Carta Bella is one of my current favorites.  I bought two of the 12 x 12 collections and one of the 6 x6 paper pads.  The colors are beautiful, the quotes are amazing and I love these garden and fun boot images.  The papers were perfect for this challenge. 
The card is 6 x 6 and layered with different patterns of paper from the collection.  The boots, leaves and flower cluster are chipboard stickers that I added dimension to with pop dots.  My favorite part of the card is the awesome journaling strip that I used across the center.  It reads, "The smallest step in the right direction can turn out to be the biggest step of your life".
Challenges entered:
So, join the fun!  Link your "If the shoe fits" themed project to the Double D Challenge Blog.  You could be a badge or prize winner.

Visit the Double D Team Darlene members for inspiration...
 Vicki (ME!)

And even more inspiration from Team Darlene teamies...

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

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Double D "Let's POP a Wheelie" Challenge!

Good morning blogger friends!

It's September...the kids are back in school and Mother Nature is still handing us brutal, summer temps!  It's time for a new challenge on the  Double D Challenge Blog and we have a great theme for this oneOur challenge topic is "Let's POP a Wheelie!".  It's the perfect theme for this time of year.   I can't help but think of the childhood song, "the wheels on the bus go round and round, round and round.  Now, I'll have that song in my head...  Play along and share your project with us!

As always, we have a fun mood board to inspire you...

And, along with the Top Creative Winner and Top 3, chosen by the Design Team, we are offering the prize below to one lucky winner chosen by  See the challenge guidelines in the Double D Challenge Blog sidebar.   You have until September 16th to play along.

Here's my "Let's POP a Wheelie" inspiration...

"Ride along with Me"

This 6" x 6" card has many layers with lots of added dimension using dies cuts and flowers.  The Penny Farthing is cut from three complimentary colors and layered over leaves and a twine bow.  I used foam tape for dimension.  The butterfly is fussy cut from remnants of patterned paper.  I embellished with yellow roses and pearls.

From my stash...
Authentique Felicity Collection
Bazzill Cardstock
Cheery Lynn Penny Farthing Bicycle
Queen & Co. Pearls
Recollections Roses

So, come join the fun!  Link your "wheels"  inspired project to our Double D September  "Let's POP a Wheelie" Challenge post today.  You could be the winner of our awesome prize!

Challenges entered:
Scrapy Land #97 - Anything Goes/8-15 
CraftyCatz #428 - Anything Goes with Butterfly/8-13

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


Monday, August 27, 2018

Farewell Tutti Designs!

Good morning, Blogger friends!

Today is my last post as a Tutti Design Team member.  I've made the decision to step down after almost a year of being with Tutti Designs.   It's been a pleasure working with their fabulous die cuts and I will continue to promote and use their products in my crafting.

With that being said, on to more Christmas inspiration using Tutti Designs Poinsettia Cross, Poinsettia Candles, Twig Wreath, Dotted Nesting Ovals, Scalloped Stitched Nesting Circles, and Snowglobe Expressions.  I've created a card and gift card to inspire you!


This A2 size card with white cardstock base has layers of red metallic between white cut with Dotted Nesting Ovals.  The Poinsettia Cross of gold foil is inlaid with red metallic.   The sentiment "Peace" was cut from red and gold using the Snowglobe Expressions set.

I cut the Poinsettia Cross from gold foil and red metallic paper keeping the red cross intact and removing the negative pieces from the gold.  I laid the red cross over the gold and used my micro tweezers to push the red pieces into place on the gold.  This proved to be a much easier technique than adding the negative pieces already removed from the red metallic.

Here's a close up of the completed Poinsettia Cross.

And, a close up of the sentiment, "Peace".  The Snowglobe Expressions Set is one of my favorite of all.  I love the selection of sentiment words!

Next up is this gift card using the Poinsettia Candles and Twig Wreath.  The card base of white cardstock is layered with green metallic and white cut using the Scalloped Stitched Nesting Circles.  I topped the white circle with a green metallic Twig Wreath as matting for the ivory Poinsettia Candles.  The flower centers are bronze micro beads.  The green bow at the flower base is also part of the Twig Wreath set.

I don't know about you, but when I use micro beads, I am always chasing them no matter what I pour them into when adding adhesive.  So, this time, I decided to try a coffee filter!  I have a stack of them in my stash from years ago when I used them for making flowers and other mixed media projects.  It worked great!  And, after I was finished, the creases in the filter made it easy to pour the excess beads back into the container.

Featured Product

Tutti Designs Poinsettia Candles

Tutti Designs Poinsettia Cross

Tutti Designs Twig Wreath

Tutti Designs Dotted Nesting Ovals

Tutti Designs Scalloped Stitched Nesting Circles

Tutti Designs Snowglobe Expressions

Challenges entered:
Merry Christmas Challenge - Christmas/9-14
Scrapy Land Challenge #96 - Anything Goes/9-1

And that's a wrap Tutti friends! 
 Thanks for stopping by to share my final 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:

Monday, August 20, 2018

Tutti Designs, "Angel of Joy"

Happy Monday, Blogger friends!

Today, I'm jumping back on the band wagon and creating more Christmas cards.  Sadly, the summer is flying by and fall is fast approaching.  It will be holiday time before we know it.  And, I plan to be ahead of the game.  LOL...hopefully!
My card today features Tutti Designs Angel Corner, Music Stave and Snowglobe Expressions word, Joy.
This A2 size card is not the norm for me.  It was a true challenge to create a card that was not my typical six inch square.  The Angel Corner works well on a card of any dimension, but I really like it on this smaller size. 

The card base is white cardstock.  The beautiful angel print patterned paper actually matched the corner die and is matted with charcoal bling.  I double cut all of the dies using both white cardstock and charcoal bling.

I used the white die cuts to mat the darker charcoal bling.

A close up of the Angel Corner.

The Joy sentiment adhered to the Music Stave and given dimension with 3D foam squares.

I hope I've inspired you to start working on your Christmas projects.  Tutti Designs has a huge inventory of available die cuts to help with your creations.  Stop by the Tutti Store and add a few to your stash today!

Featured Product

Tutti Designs Angel Corner

Tutti Designs Music Stave

Tutti Designs Snowglobe Expressions

Challenges Entered:

Thanks  for stopping by to share my latest 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:

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Wish Upon a Star...

Welcome back blogger friends!

Today we have a new challenge over on the Double D Challenge Blog. 

Team Darlene is hosting this " The Moon & Stars" Challenge along with additional inspiration from Team Diane.   Stop by the Double D Challenge Blog for guidelines and link up your "The Moon & Stars" project by Sunday, September 2nd.  You could be one of our Top 3 or Top Creative Winner chosen by the Design Team.  There's also a prize chosen by for one lucky player.  Everyone is welcome to enter the challenge.

You could be the winner of this amazing die cut!

Yvonne Creations Filigree Moon.

And, as always, we have awesome mood board inspiration for you!!

Everything about this mood board called to me...the stars, harvest moon colors and the love and companionship of the boy and his dog.

"Best Wishes"

I found the perfect background paper in my stash for this 6" x 6" card.  The swirls remind me of Van Gogh's painting Starry Night.  The embossed background was created with We R Memory Keepers Script folder, "To the Moon and Back".   The stars and sentiment are cut from glitter paper and the moon is a shimmery silver paper.   The love between a father and daughter is always special and I thought this die cut image worked well with the moon and star theme.

I love dimension on my cards and this one is no different!  I used die cut images and foam tape to create lots of layers.  This father and daughter are wishing upon a star!

Challenges entered:

Thanks for stopping by my blog. 
I hope I've inspired you to play along with our Double D Challenge.
Stop back again, soon!



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