Monday, February 19, 2018

Stars and Stripes!

Good morning to my blogger friends!!

I'm up on the Tutti Designs Blog today sharing an inspirational tribute on this "President's Day", a holiday celebrated here in the U.S. to originally honor the first President of our country, George Washington.  However, over the years, it has come to celebrate all Presidents, past and present.

Therefore, today I salute the  red, white and blue, our country's colors.  I have used the Tutti Designs Stitched Nesting Rectangles, Stitched Nesting Squares and Stitched Nesting Stars.

"High Five"

I'm back to my usual square format for this card of many layers.  The base of white cardstock is layered with red cardstock and patterned papers sharing the stars and stripes theme.  The white washboard is layered with four squares cut using the Stitched Nesting Squares. The next layer with added dimension is the red and white striped that was cut using the Stitched Nesting Rectangles.  I made lots of stars in different sizes, some solid and a few cut as frames using the Stitched Nesting Stars.

I die cut the "High Five" from the patterned paper and used it as the focal sentiment along with a drop down tag "Blessed".  A twine bow and wooden button of red, white and blue complete the details.

Here's a close up view of the dimension created using the stars.
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Thanks for stopping by my blog....hope to see you back again soon!

Challenges entered:
4 Crafty Chicks - Lots of Layers/2-21
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Monday, February 12, 2018


Hey there blogger buddies!
   I'm thinking Spring today!!  I've met my quota of Valentine cards and I'm movin' on even though the ground hog saw his shadow!  Tomorrow is Mardi Gras, which is French for Fat Tuesday as most people know it.  Celebrated in different ways throughout the world, it's a Christian festival day(s) prior to Ash Wednesday which signifies the  beginning of Lent.

Here's my Mardi Gras inspiration using the Tutti Designs Scalloped Stitched Nesting Ovals and Celebrate Word Set...


 Colorful beads, masks and costumes of purple, green and gold are common sights during the festivities.  I used these colors as inspiration for my "Celebrate" card.

I die cut and embossed the focal background oval using the Scalloped Stitched Nesting Ovals then matted it with a larger oval cut from the same dies.  The Fleur de Lis is another French symbol often seen throughout Mardi Gras celebrations and I just happened to have an embossing folder with the Fleur de Lis design.

Added a fun mask...

Thank you for stopping by to share my Monday Mardi Gras 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, February 7, 2018

Double D Challenge "Sequins here, sequins there..."

Good morning blogger friends!

Ahhh, it's February...the month of Love and time for another fun challenge on the Double D Challenge Blog.  With Valentine's Day just a week away,  I used this opportunity to create another lovely Valentine!

 Team Diane is hosting this challenge along with the help of Team Darlene and the theme is "Sequins"! Who doesn't love those small, shiny decorative disks? I know that I do! 

The mood board offers a range of inspiration from colors to shapes and details.  Choose one, two, three, or all four of the photos to inspire your project.  Link it up to the Double D Challenge Blog post, "Sequins" by midnight on February 18th for the chance to be our "Top Creative Winner"or one of the "Top 3" chosen by our Design Team.  You could also be the winner chosen by random draw for the awesome prize shown below.

Paper Trey Ink Sparkle & Shine Sequin Dies

Here's your mood board inspiration...

In addition to the sequins, I was inspired by the pink and silver colors...

I used basically all silver and pink on this card except for the white card base and a splash of white here and there. The three hearts are stacked with foam tape for added dimension.  I "frosted" the top of the largest heart with heart shaped sequins.  The middle heart is cut from the same silver glitter paper that I used as matting for the dotted patterned paper.  I created a mini shaker image in the center of the smallest heart by using yet a smaller one to die cut the window.  The window is made from re-purposed packaging.  I added silver, pink and a few of the heart shaped sequins behind the window.  The heart that was cut out for the window became my sentiment background.  I created a multi loop bow and added an "XO" button to the center of it.  A couple of pearl stick pins and a few scattered sequins complete the details on my card. 

And voila!!  Another fun Valentine card to add to my stash.

Thanks for stopping by to share my "Sequin" inspiration for the Double D Challenge Blog.

Challenges entered:

So, come join the fun!  Link your sequin inspired project to our Double D February, "Sequin" Challenge post today.  You could be the winner of our awesome prize!

Visit all the Team Diane Double D team members for more inspiration...
And even more inspiration from Team Darlene teamies...
I hope my sequin card has inspired you to play along!
Thanks again for stopping by....come back soon.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Die Cuttin' Diva Guest Designer "Love"

Hey there blogger friends! 
Today I'm happy to be sharing a card as a guest designer on the Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge Blog.  I was so excited to be invited back again.

Thank you, Die Cuttin' Divas!
This week's challenge uses the sketch below...

Since Valentine's Day will be here soon, it was the obvious choice for the theme of my card.

 This 5" x 7" card has an ivory base layered with a combination of Graphic 45's Calendar Pages and Amour Collections matted with a coordinating green. I love vintage Valentines and these papers were the perfect choice.

For my take on the sketch, I made the center circle a square cut using the Tutti Designs Scalloped Stitched Nesting Squares.  I cut the hearts using the Tutti Designs Nesting Stitched Hearts.  The placement of the largest heart die on the patterned paper allowed for the sentiment to be included.

I placed a third heart cut around the word "Always" behind and just above the sentiment word, "Love",  another Tutti Designs die.

From my stash...
Bazzill Cardstock
Graphic 45 Amour and Calendar Pages Collections
Tutti Designs Die Cuts
Love Word Set
Nesting Stitched Hearts
Scalloped Stitched Nesting Squares

Love how this card turned out...

Challenges entered:
 Aud Sentiments - Valentine/Love Sentiment/2-14
Cards in Envy - Love You So Much!/2-18 
Color Throwdown - Challenge #479/2-12
Cupcake Inspiration #439 - Pinks, Reds, Whites - 2/16
Die Cut Divas _ Love Is In The Air/2-28
Dies R Us Challenge #90 - For The One I Love/2-11
4 Crafty Chicks #388 - 1 Word, 2 PP, 3 Hearts/2-7
Frilly & Funkie - All You Need Is Love/2-14
UnstampaBelles #76-Anything Goes (no stamps-new die cut)/3-1

Thanks for dropping by to share my Valentine inspiration for the Die Cuttin' Divas!
Stop by the the challenge blog and play along with this week's sketch challenge.



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