Wednesday, September 18, 2019

It's All About The Sentiment

It's time for a new challenge at Double D
and our theme is 
Focus On The Sentiment.

I have to admit I made this card in January
while we were shut in by the Polar Vortex....
the idea came to me, so I just went with it!

I have an addiction to the Mintay papers out of Poland
and find myself hoarding them at best!
But I decided to not only feature my sentiment,
but feature it on some awesome paper!

The sentiment I used is from SU's 2018 Sale-a-bration.
It's quite a large set and very pretty...
lots of different sentiments to mix and match.

I die cut a couple of the Tutti Designs Nesting Banners,
then stamped my sentiment on.
I had bits and pieces of various greens and flower pieces
so I made my flower and greenery with those...
a goal this year to use up things I have. 
Same with the butterfly, which I just inked with Groovy Guava SU ink...
in fact I stamped the sentiment with the same ink.

So what an easy challenge this is....
gives you an opportunity to use those 'large' sentiments in your stash!

Visit the Double D challenge and see all the beautiful inspiration there.
Join in with us and you will be in the drawing for an awesome prize!!

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Falling Leaves

I am taking a little time off today to enter a challenge
'Falling Leaves'.
There are some really pretty entries there,
you should check it out!

Falling Leaves

I had fun putting this card together using ALL
scraps/snippets of paper.

The dies I used are 
Twig Wreath die set DIE023-x
Small Leaf Set DIE095-D

The small leaves I have used numerous, numerous times
as they are just a perfect size.
These I cut from scraps of  water color paper
that I had sprinkled the powders and water on,
 I save every little piece for projects just like this.
I added a pretty Fall ribbon bow to finish.

Challenges to enter:
Pixie's Snippets Playground .... Snippets ATG

Treble Clef Cards

This is my post on the Tutti Designs blog today.

Happy Tuesday friends!!
Today I am showcasing the Treble Clef die
being used on three different cards.

The first card is a thank you card.
The treble clef was cut from a black glitter paper
and placed on a Tutti Designs Stitched Nesting Oval.

For the second card, I once again cut the Treble Clef from a
glitter paper, this time just adhering it to a fun polka dot background paper.
I had a little fun (pun) by tying on a cute little sentiment,
'A note for you'.
Little candi dots were added.

The last card is my favorite I think.
The little gold dots are actually a little envelope
big enough to hold a gift card with the perfect sentiment
'sending you a little something'.
The finishing touch was adding a few gold 'candi' dots.

I hope these cards have given you some ideas and inspiration
with this fun Treble Clef die.

TUTTI-340 Treble Clef

TUTTI-219 Nesting Stitched Ovals
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!

Monday, September 16, 2019

Paper Sweeties September 2019 New Release Rewind

Proud To Design For

Hello Paper Sweeties Fans!
Today is 'Rewind' day of the September Release.
I created my card using the new
Ewe Make Me Happy stamp set
and the
Ewe Make Me Happy Sweet Cuts.

I started by inking a background, lightly so my cornstalks would show well.
They are from the Scarecrow Set, a previously released set.
The sheep was stamped and die cut, I popped her head up and colored her cheeks
with a q-tip and an old works great
and you have great control of 'blushing' that way!
I used a glitter pen on the hearts of her body.
I die cut the flowers pieces, and colored them a bit with Copics.

Here is a close-up of her face and glittered hearts.

Thank you for visiting with me today and I hope you have enjoyed
our three day release fun....
you can visit the blog hop below
to see more fabulous designs using the new release from the design team!

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Paper Sweeties September 2019 New Release Party!

with our September 2019 New Release of stamps and dies...
they are available to purchase in-store NOW!

I used the 'What's Up Chickie' new stamp set for today's card.
I dug in my scrap bags for ALL the papers used on this card.
As soon as I saw the cute overalls in this set I knew I had to
have Jake, one of the 'Sweeties' friends and of course the
Jake Sweet Cuts, too,
I made a little rope for Jake to lead his horse with.

Speaking of Sweeties Friends,
I also used Emma and Emma Sweet Cuts as I thought she would be cute in 
the overalls as well, and she is!
Emma is holding the sweet hen from the set.

The horse was stamped on  a scrap of metallic paper I had
and I used Black Nuvo drops for his eyes.

So that's my fun farm scene, I hope you like it!!

Follow the links below to see all the fabulous designs
for this release from the Design Team!!

Maria Patrick

What's up chickie?

Other Products Used:


Sweet Cuts Jake


Sweet Cuts Emma

Entering the following challenges:
Cut It Up .... Farm Friends

The Little Train That Could

It's that time again where a new challenge begins at 
Dies R Us!
Our theme is 'Planes~ Trains~Automobiles'.
Makes you think of the movie doesn't it?

Grab our Badge!

I started with a crimped background for my cute little
Cheapo Dies Train Engine to sit on.
The balloons are from Sue Wilson shadowbox Collection Celebrations
I just simply adhered them to pieces of twine.
Little Stars are coming out of the smokestack,
I used the tiny star from the Impression Obsession Star Sun Moon set.

I had a clever idea when it came to making the train tracks.
I die cut a Frantic Stamper Rail Fence Ribbon from silver metallic paper.

Then to make it look more like a train track,
I just snipped off the top edges as shown below.

I really liked how this card turned out
and  thinking the train would make an adorable baby boy card too!

Here once again are all the dies I have used.

Thanks for visiting with me and pop on over to
the Dies R Us challenge blog to see all the fabulous creations by my teamies!!

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Paper Sweeties September 2019 New Release Sneak Peeks!

What's up chickie??
I can tell you what's's Paper Sweeties September 2019 New Release Sneak PEEK!!

I don't know if you have been watching the trends or not
but it seems these cute cute farm animals are the hot thing right now...
well, except who wouldn't want to use them ALL the time.
I know when I saw them I squealed with delight!

For my sneak peek I used the adorable chick from the
What's Up Chickie stamp set.
This set is full of  'down on the farm' goodness!
all the links are given below
and all the new release will be available for purchase on the 15th.

I stenciled a chicken wire background,
stamped my chicks on some scraps of tiny polka dot papers
and fussy cut them out, which took mere minutes.
I popped each wing up and colored the features in with copics.

I added a hay bale from the Add On-Scarecrow set.

For a little bit of contrast I stamped the sentiment in a teal blue ink
and then added a bit of sparkle using the Cookie Dough Sequins.

I added a third chick to the inside of the card

Want to see some more fabulous inspiration using these new sets?
sure you do, so just follow the hop below and see all the
creative projects form the Design Team!

Maria Patrick

Make sure to come back tomorrow as it is Release Day
and it is full of wonderful inspiration!!