Thursday, January 19, 2017

You Are Egg-stra-Ordinary

Today I have another newly released for January stamp set from
Sparkle N Sprinkle called

I thought this was such a fun set to work with!
I used a gingham paper as my background, 
but added a die from Memory Box Baptisa Collage
that I glittered with Waterfall glitter after first applying

The image was stamped, then colored with Copics.
It was then die cut with a Tutti Designs Stitched Nesting Oval die.

I used Versamark to stamp the sentiment (part of the stamp set)
and embossed with Cerulean embossing Powder.  
The card was simply finished with a bow and button.

I have provided links for the products I used
and please note that SNS has  not only a new  store website
but a new blog as well, it is a 'work in progress' !

I have another fun card to share on Sunday the 22nd,
So make sure and pop back in as it is super cute!

Entering the following challenges:
Fab 'n' Funky .... Ribbon

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Double D Challenge Black and White

Our one year
at Double D challenges continues through January
with more prizes and a new theme.

Dar and her team are the hostess's this week
and have chosen the theme of 
Black and White with no extra colors
and using the beautiful mood board for inspiration.

I love the black and white cards as they always seem so elegant and classy!

Funny thing about my card,
I was cruising through Dies R Us as there were a few things I wanted to order
and I saw this wreath and thought how pretty it was
and thought to myself, I like this so much I am surprised
I haven't ordered it before.
Then I thought hmmm, maybe I did, so I looked in my die stash
and sure enough I already had it...I guess that tells you I 
have way too many dies....but working for a die company, that is bound to happen!

I used a 'new to me' Cuttlebug folder I purchased just before Christmas
and die cut the word celebrate, I cut it 3 times and stacked them one on the  other.

The little sparkle butterfly was cut from a glitter dotted paper.

Make sure and join in our challenge with us at
Double D as we have FABULOUS prizes being given away
and one was donated by Dies R Us themselves
and I am telling you, you will want it!!

Entering the following Challenges:
Word Art Wednesday .... ATG
Crop Stop .... Products Sold By (m)

Products used:
           Joy Fantasy Butterfly
Paper:  Authentique Classique Essentials
EB Folder:  Cricut Cuttlebug Heather's Lace
Other:  Ribbon, Sequins

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Just For You

I have the cutest project  made for the
Design Team get together at 
on Jan 21st. 

It is the time of the month where all the designers
projects can be seen in one place at
and just by going there and leaving a comment,
you have a chance to win 3 cut files or printable's of your own.

I used the Sucker Treat Cups
Which by the way comes with a box cut file for this to go in
if you prefer
Valentine Treat Cup Phrases which are printable.

I print my cut files on my Cricut Explore
but the file comes in many formats (all are included)
as well as a PDF file if you don't have a cut machine.

I used some pretty pink card stock and 'snippets' of design paper.

I also added stickles around the scalloped sentiment,
 a pretty ribbon (that's the last piece) bow
and a heart button.

The sucker stick is a straw.
The back, which I haven't shown,
has a little pull out for the recipient to get the candy out.

Make sure and visit The Cutting Cafe blog on the 21st
to see all the other Valentine goodies....
it usually starts in the afternoon as she is on 'California'!

Entering the following challenges:
Craft-Dee Bowz .... ATG with a Bow
Simon Says Wednesday .... Anything But A Card

Monday, January 16, 2017

Emily showers of Life

I have a fun card to share today created with one of the newly released
stamp sets in January for

Speaking of Sparkle N Sprinkle
we have a brand new blog
a brand new store.
Both are gorgeous, make sure to check it out.
You can purchase ANY of the products I have shown today
just by clicking on the link I have on that item, it will take you directly to the store!

The new stamp set I used today is

I stamped this sweet little image on a Tutti Nesting Square die cut,
then colored her with my Copics.
I added a tiny bit of Cloud Nine glitter to her umbrella and a bit to her eyes.

The raining hearts were glittered with Tyrian.

A Cherry Lynn Designs Sophie's Heart was die cut
then I used my fingers to rub Nuvo Embellishment Mousse Lilac Lavender all over it.
I gives it a beautiful sheen.

The sentiment was stamped in Versamark
then embossed with Fabulous Grape embossing powder.
I know it is hard to see, but I used a WR Memories heart EB folder
on the card base.

Along the edge of the card I added Tear-ific Tape 1/8"
and coated it with Tyrian glitter as well.

A butterfly was die cut with  Joy Fantasy butterfly die

That's it for me today...see you tomorrow.

Entering the following Challenges:
Color Inspiration Monday .... ATG colored by you

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Winter Blues at Dies R Us Challenge

Do you have the winter blues?
Well we certainly do at the
as our theme just happens to be 
'Winter Blues'.

I did a somewhat clean and simple card
using a 'new to me' die I recently purchased
from the Dies R Us store.

I think this cute little birdie die
'Penny Black Wonder-Joy die is the sweetest!

I used white card stock to die cut,
then added a bit of Nuvo Large Glue Pen
and sprinkled with Sparkle N Sprinkle Sparkle N Soft Twinkling Clouds
to the branches.

Have you seen the new Tutti Designs
They are fabulous and so reasonably priced too.
I used the Nesting Stitched Ovals, then embossed it.
I tilted it slightly on my paper.

I finished off with a pretty ribbon and snowflake button.

Take a peek over at the
to see all the amazing creations  by the Design Team
and enter a project for YOUR chance to win a gift certificate to the store,
international players are welcome as well!!

(to purchase any of the items I used,
just click on the ones with the links and it will take you directly to that product.

Entering the following challenges:
Unicorn Challenge .... January Blues
Make My Monday .... A Winter's Walk

Easter Chicky

This is my post at the Sparkle N Sprinkle blog today!
Even more news is that SNS has a NEW blog....go
and take a peek at it, I am certain you will LOVE it,
it is so clean, bright and pretty.
SNS also has a new store....
not all the products are in it yet, but it will complete soon,
and the products show beautifully!!
All my products used here,
however are in the store,
please feel free to click on the links I have to purchase...thank you!

Happy Sunday to you all,
Diane here with you today with a bit of Spring
to brighten up your day!
January had a BIG reveal of new stamp sets
and one is Easter Chicky.
I made a pretty Spring Easter card with lots of fun products!

Once I had stamped and colored my image with Copics,
I used a Stitched Nesting Oval die from Tutti Designs 
to die cut it out.
I also die cut a Sylvan Spring from PoppyStamps.

Once the sprig was cut, I used my 'finger' tool to apply 
I love how this gives a nice shiny and very pretty finish.
While it was wet (it dries very quickly), I quickly sprinkled a
small amount of Parisian Mist glitter on, (sparingly) as I want the shine
to really show through.

I embossed the sentiment with Daffodil embossing powder,
then used a 1" round punch to punch it out.

I also stamped the egg shell top and popped it up
on the chicks head after fussy cutting it out.
The single flower and the group of flowers were stamped
and colored with Copics, then Hyacinth glitter was applied.
Both were also fussy cut and popped up.

The gingham oval was die cut using the same Tutti Designs Stitched Nesting ovals.
This is such a cute, cute stamp set and I think it made a cute, cute card!
Thank you for visiting with me today!

Entering the following challenges:

Let's Craft and Create .... Things With Wings (m)
Daisy Chain .... Add Some Sparkle
All Sorts .... Wings On Things

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Rose Frame

Pretty busy day here, how about you?

I finished up 4 scrapbook pages for Sparkle N Sprinkle,two for January that
I will be showing soon and two for February
that will come out then.

I have a pretty card I just love that was made
for the Tutti Designs store sample.

I used the Rose Frame die for this one.

Plain white card stock for the base with a purple on top.
I buy my card base at Michael's,
it is recollections and 110#, very nice and very reasonable
with the 40 or 50% coupons they offer.
You get 100 sheets each ream for $11.99 before coupon, it is my go to card stock
each and every time, and it also comes in Ivory and Black.

A pretty lavender design paper was added, then I die cut
the die from a lavender card stock,
added a few pearls and the sentiment.

The butterflies were cut from regular card stock, then vellum on top
and more pearls.

Entering in the following challenges:
Alphabet Challenge .... 'V' for Violet
Crafty Catz .... ATG with a twist:  Butterflies
Aud Sentiments .... ATG with a Sentiment
Paper Minutes .... Purple