Tuesday, June 18, 2019

More Masculine Cards

This is my post on the Tutti Designs blog today.

The last two Tuesday's I have been showing
cards for Father's Day,
so this week I thought I would feature a few more
'masculine' cards but this time for other occasions.

If I had a 'hammer'...lol...are you now singing that song?
Well, these next two cards feature the
Tutti Designs 'Fancy Hammer'

This card would be great to thank someone that has been an inspiration!



The second fancy hammer card is somewhat of a
fun 'congrats' card!
Would even work for a graduation card.


This card uses a very sweet 
Tutti Designs Father & Daughter die
but could also be used for a brother and sister.


Tutti Designs Fancy Shoes is the feature on this card
and I also used the Nesting Stitched Banner.


And lastly I have a fun birthday card using 
Tutti Designs Mustache die...
I cut it twice...fun!


I hope once again I have given you some inspiration to use
all these fun 'masculine dies!

Make sure to visit the Tutti Designs Store (link below)
for LOTS more fabulous dies!!
Come back tomorrow for more Tutti Designs inspiration!

and here are some Tutti Designs quick links:


Thank you for visiting with me today!

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Paper Sweeties June 2019 New Release Rewind!

Today is the 3rd day of fun with Paper Sweeties
and it is the June 2019 New Release Rewind.

Proud To Design For

Not only am I using new stamps today
but I have used a few past stamps and dies as well.

The Mermaid Wishes set comes with a mermaid tail and top
which can fit any of your Paper Sweeties Girls.
I used Emma and just trimmed off her legs.
I stamped the tail, then used an embossing folder to add 'scales
and fussy cut it out.
Fro the top I added glue and Mermaid Glitter,
them when dry fussy it as well.



The starfish were stamped, 
then I used a glitter gel pen for a bit of sparkle.

The clouds were stamped on a shimmery white card stock
using Let's Go To The Beach Stamp Set and
Sweet Cuts Let's Go To The Beach dies.



I also added a few Robin Egg Sequins here and there.
The texture 'waves' you see are a mixture of glitter and frantage
I had left over from a previous project.

Thank you for visiting with me today,
but make sure and hop on over to the other designers blogs
to see all their 'rewind release' projects as well.
All links for the June 2019 stamp and sweet cuts
are given below along with the blog links for the hop...enjoy!!

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Paper Sweeties June 2019 New Release Party!

It's here!!
Today is the day!!
The day of Paper Sweeties June 2019 Release Party!!

Proud To Design For

You saw my sweet crab card yesterday,
well today I have used more of those cute ocean characters 
from the Sea You Soon stamp set,
See You Soon Sweet Cuts
and Mermaid Wishes stamp set.

If you visit my blog, then you know I LOVE to make shakers
and that is what I have for you today!


I cut a few circles (four to be exact)
then added a clear sheet of acetate behind.
A little and easy tip for making a shaker
is to cut your foam tape in half,
then peel the backing off before you add it around the circle,
that makes it much easier to move around where you want it

Once I had the tape in place
 I added a few Paper Sweeties Robin Egg Sequins in each circle.
I added a piece of handmade paper to the back to enclose the
'shaker' sequins.


For the bottom two shakers I first added the mermaid tail inside (which I used an embossing folder on )
and the sea grass and shell on the outside, 
all from Mermaid Wishes stamp set.


Thank you for visiting with me today...
now make sure and hop along to each designers blog
to see all the FABULOUS creations they have to share with you...
come back tomorrow too for the 'New Release Rewind '!!

Here is the blog hop list:

Summertime

Mid month means it's time for a new challenge theme at
Dies R Us Challenge blog and our theme is
'Summertime'!
Lots of possibilities for this theme'

Design Team Member At


I started my card by first making some background panels
on watercolor paper using Ken Oliver Color Bursts,
then die cutting from those once they were dry.
I love the combo of the different colors.


three times and stacked one on the other to give it a bit more stability. 


Of course I had to add a few pearls as they just seemed to fit
my mermaid theme,
as we all know where pearls come from!

Below are all the links to the die I ahve used.


If you want to be inspired by some more
Summertime Fun
make sure and visit the Dies R Us challenge blog!!

Friday, June 14, 2019

Paper Sweeties June 2019 New Release Sneak Peeks!

Hello my crafty and Paper Sweeties 'friends'!
Today I have a SNEAK PEEK of the new June 2019 stamp sets and dies!

Proud To Design For

Oh boy, did I have fun with these cuties!!
For my background I used some of the pigment powders sprinkled onto water...
I thought it made my Mr. Crab really stand out!
The crab is from the new set Sea You Soon stamp set
and the dies from Sea You Soon Sweet Cuts.


Speaking of 'standing out', he is an 'action' card and is on a wobbler...
just by grabbing his claw he will wobble.
I did it so many times I think I made myself dizzy..hah!
I tried to show you in the picture below.


I stamped the sentiment with Versmark, 
then embossed with white fine detail embossing powder on the black card strip.


The coral grasses  and the starfish you see are part of the new Mermaid Wishes set.
I stamped then added peach bellini glitter to the sea grass
and stamped the starfish on sand paper,
then both were fussy cut out..
I also used Paper Sweeties Sequins Robin Egg



That's MY sneak peek for today, but make sure and visit ALL
the links below and hop along to see what the rest of
the design team has created...they are awesome!!

Maria Patrick

Thank you for visiting and make sure to stop back tomorrow
 for the
RELEASE PARTY!!

Thursday, June 13, 2019

CAS Christmas Card

Just a real CAS card today I created
and an easy mailer.

Not much to talk about here lol...
basically just stamped and colored with old SU markers.


I created it for the challenge at 


You should take a peek over there
as not only does the DT have some great creations,
but a lot of the entries have fun 'Gift' cards as well!

CAS Christmas .... Gifts (m)

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Bee My Friend

our hostess is Terri and she has chosen the theme of
Three B's...
meaning you can create with
Bee's~Birds~Butterflies
use one or all three...EASY!!

Speaking of easy, I did a very simple CAS card.
Last week you might remember my 'donut box'
I did with the lemon paper....
This paper is the backside of that paper
and I thought it was cute to use for my bee hive.


The hive itself is a die cut I colored with Copics
and the sentiment is an extremely old SU stamp from 1997.
Not sure of the name as it came from a garage sale
and it's the first time "I" have inked it!  


Very simple and an easy mailer...
sometimes I like 'simple'!!

So head on over to The Sisterhood
and see all the fabulous designs from my 'sistahs'!!

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Happy Father's Day Cards

This is  my post on the Tutti Designs blog today.

With Father's Day being 'just around the corner'
I have a nice variety of cards to inspire you to hand make your
'man's' card something special.

For the first two cards I used the
Tutti Designs Mustache die.
OMGosh this die is so FUN!

This card is pretty self-explanatory ...
but I love the added little heart!


The second mustache card is for Grandpa...
and I framed it...kind of fun!!


This next die 'Tutti Designs Fishing Buddies'
makes the entire card with just a quick die cut.
It's all there for you and just needs a sentiment
and you have a beautiful card...
this die is also great for a young man's birthday as well!

Here is another version cut from a patterned paper...
sorry the watermark distorts it a bit, but we must use it.


The next two cards feature the
Tutti Designs Fancy Tie...how fun!!

I also use Tutti Designs Nesting Stitched Rectangles on this card.


For this card I simply made it into an argyle sweater. 


Don't forget ALL these 'manly' dies can be used for many
other occasions besides just Father's Day...have fun crafting!

Make sure to visit the Tutti Designs Store (link below)
for LOTS more fabulous dies!!
Come back tomorrow for more Tutti Designs inspiration!

and here are some Tutti Designs quick links:


Thank you for visiting with me today!

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Eat The Donut

Happy Donut Day!!
Yes, I know it's spelled wrong, but that is the FUN of it!!
Today I have a brand new cutting file from
The Cutting Cafe (store link)
'Donut Fun' ...told ya!!

One of MY favorite 'Donuts' happens to be 
a Lemon Filled...YUM!


Keeping that in mind, I decided to
make my donut box with a lemon theme
(only I would have lemon paper..lol)


This file comes with several different printables
and cut files
AND
it was the easiest thing ever to make on my Cricut...
no Cricut, it has PDF too.


I also made a shaped donut card just for fun to go with...
all frosted with glittery goodness!!



Mark you calendar for tomorrow, June 7th (afternoon usually)
as all the design team will be on The Cutting Cafe blog
with all their yummy donut projects...
I have seen them and they are awesome,
you won't want to miss it!!


Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Rose Garden

Time for a new challenge at Double D and it is Roses!
How can you not love Roses?
When my kids were growing up we had a nice big screened in porch
and I had a beautiful Rose garden surrounding it....
for the life of me I can't get them to grow for me now...
maybe because a different life~a different dirt...who knows!

But at least I can have some fun with Roses in a different way...
look at the mood board I created for the challenge...
I think it is my favorite one yet!



I think you can guess which part of the mood board inspired me.
It really was a pretty simple card...
some die cuts (Tutti Designs Lamp post), 
glue and tiny purchased Roses...
I like to make my own flowers,
but these were so tiny and my arthritic fingers can't do tiny anymore...
one of the downfalls of getting 'ahem' older!


Here is a close up of the pretty Roses.


Here are a few of my actual Roses from my gardens I have now...
as you can see, they are spotted and weedy...
like my hands, my body can't do as much anymore...
but I still give it a good shot!




So that is my story for today.
Make sure and visit Double D as always,
the Design Team has outdone themselves
with gorgeous creations.

Entering the following challenges:
Scrapyland ... ATG
Creations in Pink .... ATG Pink (m)
Watercooler Wednesdays .... Feminine 
Word Art Wednesday .... ATG