Sunday, May 20, 2018

A Pocket Full of Posies

This is my card for the Sparkle N Sprinkle blog post today
using the new stamp set  Pocket Full of Posies.

I first die cut the  Balustrade in Bloom die set in  (2 difference dies) white card stock and using
 Super Adhesive Sheets.
I peeled off the cover paper, exposing the adhesive
and added it to the back of the die cut.

I then added  Tangerine glitter, rubbing it in with my finger.
Using the awesome Glitter Brush , all the excess glitter was brushed off
and put back in the bottle.

Using an embossing folder, I embossed a white panel
and adhered it to an orange card stock with Tear-ific Tape ½
only to the sides and bottom, leaving the top open for a 'pocket.

The Pocket Full of Posies  stamp was stamped once on white card stock
and then once again (just the pocket portion) on a gingham paper.
I used Copics to color in and added  Glitter Drops Yellow Bird to the flower centers.
I then adhered it all together with Tear-ificTape ½.

On the leaves I added Glitter Markers Morning Moss.
Aqua Shimmer Glitter Gloss was also added around the pocket edges and stamped detail.
A tiny button was added to the pocket.

I stamped a sentiment from the same Pocket Full of Posies set
using one of the new Hybrid inks from the set Diamond Hybrid Ink Tropical Fruits.
Then added a small ribbon pull tab and the die cut sentiment to a seed packer top.
I nice little 'gift' for the recipient of this card!

Here is once again the final result!

Make sure to leave a comment both here and on my post on the SNS Blog for a chance to go shopping at Sparkle N Sprinkle.  No one knows who the Mystery Designer is this month (and it might just be me).  There will be new projects on the SNS Blog every day for your inspiration and for increasing your chances of winning.  Good luck!
Thank you for visiting with me today!!

Products Used in my card:
StampsPocket Full of Posies 896
GlitterTangerine GM2043
Tonic DieBalustrade in Bloom 1488E
Other Super Adhesive Sheets SAS02
GlitterBrush SG1400
Misc.:  EB Folder
Designer paper
Seed Packet

Friday, May 18, 2018

Happy Mother's Day To Me

Another post not containing a card
but more of This and That!

I did a little of my own shopping for Mother's day!
A few things I wanted but knew I would have to
purchase them myself!
If you are interested in any of the products
just click on  the links I have provided,
there were a few I couldn't link.

Up first are the new Nuvo Mica Mist Sprays
Left to right are

Next are the awesome Nuvo Shimmer Powders
Left to right:

Wonderful Hybrid Inks which are waterproof and smudge proof
and in petite Diamond pads.
Look at the fun names on these pads, like Carrot Stick, Dried Oregano etc!
Left to right:

If you follow my blog at all
then you know I LOVE to make shaker cards.
I purchased these next three sets with just that in mind.

Golden Years

Peacock Feathers

Now all I need to do is sit down and create with all these fun new goodies.
If you missed it above,
I added links for most of these.
How fun will these be, don't you think??

Thursday, May 17, 2018

A Bit of This and That

This is a bit picture heavy and NO cards today
just a post of some of my flowers and the crazy weather we have had since Friday.
I haven't been online much as the storms have been horrific with lightning and
torrential downpours.
Here is a picture of our nasty weather.

Now on to more pleasant things.
I was able to grab these photos last week before all the rains.
Below is our crab apple tree coming into bloom.

Next is a Redbud tree I planted as just a tiny stick.
It grew like wildfire.

Next is a Sand Cherry bush next to the house.

Growing beside the Sand Cherry is an Oregon Gold Bush.
This came as a tiny plant from a garage sale.

These mini (and early bloomers) Iris are planted on 
my beloved Nellie dog's grave.

The last picture is of Mr and Mr's Mallard's eggs,
deposited right in the middle of my flower (weed) garden.
I was working weeding one day and had no idea they were there 
until the Mrs. flew up into my face and scared the 'bejebbers' out of me!!
But on a sad note, I peeked at them on Mother's Day and only one egg remains
and it was covered in remains of shells or anything,
so whatever got them, it carried the eggs off...sigh!

I will be back next week with more flowers to share, as they bloom...
hope I haven't bored you too much, but I LOVE my flower gardens!

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

A Good Day To Sparkle

Hello friends!
Today is a new challenge theme at
Double D Challenges
and being hosted by Team Darlene.
The theme is a super easy one
'Bling It Up'.
There is a fabulous mood board below to inspire you!

There are all kinds of ways to use 'bling'...
I chose gems as I have had this Want 2 Scrap 'Nestabling' forever.
It matches the SB circle a perfect time to use it,
though there are 4 more in the package lol.

The elephant stamp is one I bought at Michael's last month.
I have been trying not to buy those as it seems I purchase them,
bring them home and never use them.
But I have a soft spot for little 'ellies'.

I paper pieced her umbrella, colored her with Copics,
added glitter pens here and there but you can't see that but IRL.
The sentiment and sparkle die cut are from Essentials by Ellen.
The sparkle die cut I applied Nuvo Deluxe adhesive and SNS Bubblegum glitter.
I actually purchased 2 sets of these and a few challenges back
one set was our DD prize giveaway.
The pink doily die cut is from CLD and the EB folder is from SU.

Make sure and pop on over to the Double D challenge blog
and show us your bling....
there is a fun prize to be won and the Design Team
has outdone themselves once again as always!!

Tuesday, May 15, 2018


Today on the  Dies R Us challenge blog is a new theme and it is

I have lots of bird dies but just kind of wanted to show this cutie
 Cheapo Dies Flamingo.
I coated him with Neon Flamingo Stickles, perfect don't you think?

The background paper is from  Echo Park Summer Fun 6 x 6 Paper Pad,
so tropical and so fun!

on top of each other.
I die cut a palm tree from Frantic Stamper Tall Palm Tree With Fronds.
Dies R Us carries LOTS of different Palm Trees, just put that in the search
and see all that are available.
This one happens to be one of 'my' favorites as it comes with extra fronds
so you can get a '3D' look.

I added a few sequins to give even more 'bling!

Take a peek over at the
Dies R Us challenge blog and see all the other 'birds' my teammates have,
you won't be disappointed , plus just by entering YOUR bird card
you have a chance to win a gift certificate to the store!

Entering the following challenges:
Dream Valley .... Summer Colors
Make My Monday .... Hint of Summer To Come
Crafty Calendar .... Things With Wings (m)

Dies R Us supplies used:

Father's Day

This is my post today on the Tutti Designs blog.

Hey all, Diane with you today and I thought with
Father's Day a month away
it would be a good time to show you an amazing die
just perfect for the occasion.

I am using the 'Father  & Son' die today. 
I have three cards, with the 3rd being another way to use the die
besides for Father's Day!

Up first is a simple and easy card to create,
a background of designer paper,
the Father & Son die
and I used 2 of the Nesting Stitched Square dies for the sentiment..
Added a little heart to finish.

The second card was this time cut in a brown card stock,
just to be different I guess.
I also added the sentiment on Nesting Stitched Circle dies
and the Father & Son die cut on a Nesting Stitched Rectangle die,
I added a few little 'candi's'  to finish.

The third card was created for a birthday.
Designer paper for the background and a
Nesting Stitched Star for the sentiment and the Father & Son die.
Can't get any easier then that.

List of dies used on my cards:

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Here are all the Tutti Designs links for your convenience.

Thank you for visiting with me today.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Water Colored Asters

Happy Sunday Morning!
This is my card today on the Sparkle N Sprinkle blog  using the fabulous new stamp set
Aster Garden.

For this card I decided to do a little water coloring on water color paper
and a bit of masking.
I first die cut a panel from  Sue Wilson Frames & Tags Hannah
I stamped my first image from the   Aster Garden stamp set on the water color paper
then stamped again on a piece of scrap paper, then cut it out to use as a mask.
All images were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.

I placed the mask over the first stamped image, then proceeded to stamp the next two images, 
moving the mask as needed for each flower. 

Then came the fun part, water coloring with Aqua Flow water color pens
Summer Holiday,  Winter Skies, and  Spring Meadow for the flowers.
An Aqua Flow Water Brush was used to apply all the colors.
I applied a bit of Sakura Glue Pen to each yellow part of the flowers,
then sprinkled with  Daisy pretty!

The flower panel was then adhered on a piece of pink gingham paper
using Tear-ific Tape ½”.
Butterflies were die cut using Precious Marieke Butterflies,
then coated with Nuvo Glue Pen Large and glittered with Orchid glitter.

The sentiment was stamped with Versamark ink and
embossed with Berry Bliss embossing powder on a die cut using Find It Trading Floral Labels
and adhered down with Tear-ific Tape ¼ .
The finishing touch was adding small pretty 'dots' using Glitter Drops Pink Champagne.

Thanks for taking a look today and be sure to leave a comment both here and on my post on the SNS Blog for a chance to go shopping at Sparkle N Sprinkle.  No one knows who the Mystery Designer is this month (and it might just be me).  There will be new projects on the SNS Blog every day for your inspiration and for increasing your chances of winning.  Good luck!

Products used in the creating of this card:
Stamps:  Aster Garden 893
Glitter:  Daisy GM2019,
Orchid G1097
Embossing Powder Berry Bliss EP313
Aqua Flow Watercolors:  Spring Meadow 893N,
Other:  Versamark VM001 ,
Sakura Glue Pen (QUICKY)
Dies:  Find It Trading Floral Labels
Sue Wilson Frames & Tags Hannah
Precious Marieke Butterflies