Monday, January 23, 2017

Gingham and Hearts

I love gingham and I love hearts
so why not combine the two together for a CAS card!

This card was made as a store sample for the
Tutti Designs store using one of the many, many new
Valentine/Heart dies 'Lovely Heart Grass'.

I added a twine bow just for that extra little 'punch'!
Still an easy mailer and so simple to create
but I love how it all came together using just a snippet piece of paper
and a pretty die cut!

Entering in the following challenges:
Pixie's Crafty Playground ....Snippets
Watercooler Wednesday ... CAS Red and White

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Eggs-traordinary Kindess

This is my post on the Sparkle N Sprinkle blog today!

Hello, Diane with you today using one our new stamp sets
released this month 'Eggs-traordinary Kindess'.
I decided to use one of previous released stamps
and using the digital version so I could print it card size.

I first printed the image the size I wanted
(easy using Micro-Soft word)
on card stock and printed it a second time on just plain copy paper.
I fussy cut both images out, leaving the ties off both.

I used the copy paper image as a pattern and traced it onto a
yellow gingham designer paper, then fussy cut it out.
I did this as I didn't want to use the pocket image on this particular card.

I inked the edges of the apron with  TH distress ink Mustard Seed.
The egg image was stamped  with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink,
then die cut using a Tutti designs Stitched Oval die.

I colored the image with Copics, then added it to the apron front.
I also added a small blue pocket and the sentiment that had been embossed
with Daffodil embossing powder.

To the bottom of the apron, I die cut a Flower Border edge (Precious Maieke),
coated it with Brushable Glue, then adding Lemonade glitter.
I added glue, more glitter about 3 times until I satisfied with the look,
This a semi transparent glitter and so pretty!
The edge was then attached to the apron bottom with

I think my apron turned out super cute and will make a great
card to send to a friend!
Thank you for visiting with me today!

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