Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Coffee, Tea, or Me

It's the third Wednesday of the month and that means the start of 
a new theme and mood board at 
Double D Challenges!

It is Coffee and/or Tea....
how fun is that using the mood board below for inspiration.

For my inspiration I decided to go with a coffee cup
using one of the colors from the tea canisters in the top right corner.

The stamp set I used for this is an oldie but goodie!
I used to belong to Unity's Kit of the month club
and both the cup and the sentiment are from that.

All the papers came from my scrap bag,
the crimped paper is made using my old Fiskar's Crimping tool....
yes I keep everything lol!

Make sure and visit Double D Challenge blog and 
see all the wonderful variety of coffee/tea the design team has to offer,
it always amazes me all the different designs we all come up with!

Entering the following challenges:
Addicted To Stamps and More .... ATG
Craftaholics R Us .... ATG
Crafty Friends  .... Food or Drink

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Christmas In July

This is my post today on the Tutti Designs blog.

Today I have a fun post a bit out of the ordinary for a hot July day.
Christmas In July.

 I have 3 cards I am calling
I think you will see why once you see each card.
All three cards are using the Tutti Designs
large Merry Christmas die.

is the name of my first card.Very fitting as I used not only a shiny
background paper, but a red mirror card stock
cut with the Tutti Designs Nesting Stitched Banner die.
A perfect place to add my Merry Christmas die cut.
I finished it off with a pretty ribbon bow and a few pearls
placed on the snowflakes.

is the second card, I think the ragged polka dots just shout out 'fun'!!
The Merry Christmas was adhered to a Tutti Designs Nesting Stitched Oval.
I added a ribbon bow and a cute wood button.

is my third card,
I think the name fits with all the plaid, a bit primitive!
I die the Merry Christmas from a green plaid paper,
an place it upon a Tutti Designs Nesting Stitched Rectangle.
I added a wood button to this card, keeping it a bit more simple.

No automatic alt text available.

Makes sure to stop by the blog daily to see more fabulous inspiration
using the Tutti designs dies!

And here are some Tutti Designs quick links:

Thank you for visiting with me today.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Happy Birthday

It's the 15th of the month and that means a new challenge
theme at the Dies R Us challenge blog.

Our theme is BIRTHDAYS...pretty easy!

I made a square card that is just slightly larger then a 5" card.

One of my latest die purchases is this pretty Jeanine's Art Flower Frame.
I die cut if from a white card stock.  It is a 2 piece set, allowing you to cut it
three different ways, the main die itself, or with the blank die (the green piece you see)
which will cut an opening in the main piece, or as I did, cutting first the main die, then cutting
the blank piece as I did in the green, then adhering it on top of the main piece 
(I hope this all make sense lol)
It is a very unique and detailed die.

For the words I die cut
cut from a white card stock that I had first adhered a small piece of Stick It Adhesive Sheets ,
 then sponged with Distress Ink Pad Picked Raspberry

Nuvo Crystal Drops Party Pink were added to each flower center
and I finished the card with three Precious Marieke Butterflies die cuts.

I would encourage you to join in with this challenge
as there is always a gift certificate to win at a random draw
and  a Top 3 chosen.
Check out all the fabulous inspiration from the Design Team

Products used:

When Black Cats Prowl

This is my card on the Sparkle N Sprinkle blog today using the new stamp set

All the products I have used are listed below for your convenience,
just click on the links:

GlitterGalaxy Night G1131
Embossing PowderGreen Apple EP167,
TonicTim Holtz Stamp Platform 1707E
Misc.:  Copics
Impression Obsession Fence Die
Round Punch

 One of the first things I did was to stamp the bats then fussy cut them out.
I added Versamark to each bat then sprinkled with Fleur De Lis embossing powder
and heat set from below.
This is a nice thick embossing powder and it is so fun to work with,
I just love how these turned out.


I stamped all my images (cat and pumpkin and single cat) using the 
Tonic Tim Holtz Stamp platform.
then cleaned all the stamps
with the new Nuvo Stamp Cleaning Pad and Nuvo Stamp Cleaning Solution.
All my images were then fussy cut out.

The background of my card has been spritzed with Nuvo Mica Mist Violet Lustre.
While that was drying I used a large round punch for my moon, then inked it with 
Nuvo Diamond Hybrid Ink Pads, Rose Garden and Sunset Serenade.
I die cut a fence using an IO fence die, then applied Versamark and Apple Green embossing powder.
All of elements were adhered down with 1/2" Tear-ific Tape and 1/4" Tear-ific Tape.

The sentiment was stamped with Versmark 
then embossed with Black Fine Detail embossing powder.
I colored the pumpkin with Copics then added some sparkle using 
Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Glimmer Gloss.
The black cats were coated with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive craft glue, then sprinkled
with Galaxy Night Glitter.  This glitter is fun as it has other colors in besides just black.
For the cats eyes I added a touch of green using the pen form the set of Nuvo Glitter Markers Northern Lights.

Once again here are all the links to products used...thank you for visiting with me today!

Glitter:  Galaxy Night G1131
Embossing Powder:  Green Apple EP167,
Tonic:  Tim Holtz Stamp Platform 1707E
Misc.:  Copics
Impression Obsession Fence Die
Round Punch


Wednesday, July 11, 2018

What's Your Favorite Color?

Today is a new challenge theme at
and our hostess Darlene
has chosen
What Is Your Favorite Color?

It might sound a little crazy,
but I don't have one, kind of depends on my mood at any given moment
but if you happened to look in my closet you would see lots of
blues~grays~lime green....
so I chose YELLOW...see,
doesn't make sense does!!
I do like yellow though as it is a HAPPY color to me,
how can it not make you happy?

I also chose it as I had this little duck die cut (Cheapo Dies)
already sitting on my work table just waiting to be used
and when I went through my yellow stack of papers
I found this cute little duck print, it's old let me tell you...
about time I pulled it out and used a smidgen of it!

I tried to give my little duck 'feathers'
by first using a Versamarker pen here and there
and then embossing with SNS Daffodil embossing powder.

The sentiment both inside and out 
(yep I even finished the inside of my card (barely) which is a big accomplishment for me) is from SU, stamped with
Dew Drop Memento Danube Blue ink.
The bow is a scrap I had left.

So, pop on over to The Sisterhood of Crafters
and see all the pretty colors my 'sistahs' have used...
join in with us, we would love to see your favorite colors!!

Simple Step Card

Hi All, enjoying your summer?
It's been pretty darn hot here but I am NOT complaining,
much better then snow/cold!!

Our challenge at Back To Basics and Beyond is to make
a simple 'step card'.

I used a video HERE for mine.

Since it is summer, I decided to go with a fun summer card.
I had a lot of fun making this card and it was very simple!

I had a piece of watercolor paper that I was messing around with
Nuvo Shimmer Mist Nebula Blue
quite awhile back and it actually is what started this card.
I used a wave die and cut it from that paper,
and it worked out pretty good, all nice and shimmery,
just like waves are!

I also added six sail boats to the step parts on the waves....
My lighthouse die fit perfectly on the front panel
and of course what is a lighthouse without seagulls?

We would love to have you join us at 
Back To Basics and Beyond.....
make sure to visit to see all the different variations the team has designed
to inspire YOU!

Entering the following challenges:
Crafaholics R Us .... Turquoise 
Simon Says Monday Challenge .... Summer Fun
International Art & Soul .... Summer Fun
Simply Create Too ... No Patterned Papers (m)
Crafty Catz .... Summer Fun
Get Creative .... Shaped Cards (m)

Dies:  Cheapo Lighthouse
Impression Obsession Lake Birds and Sailboats
Stamp:  Bo Bunny Life's A Beach

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Life Is A Song

These are my cards featured today at the Tutti Designs blog using the

The first card is bright and cheerful.
I die cut the stave in 3 bright colors,
stamping a background behind.
I added a cute sentiment and a little heart for fun!

The second card I cut an oval negative and backed it with a scrap of pretty paper,
added the glittery die cut Musical stave over it on an
embossed panel.  It was finished by simply adding a sentiment!

Visit the Tutti Designs blog daily for fabulous inspiration from the Design Team,
you won't be disappointed!!

No automatic alt text available.

And here are some Tutti Designs quick links:

Thank you for visiting with me today.