Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Blue and White

A new challenge theme is up and running at Double D and 
the theme is  Blue and White Winter!

We have a mood board to inspire you. all in blues and whites

I created a very easy card just by simply using what was already in my stash!
The polar bears are designer paper from Martha Stewart
that I have had quite some time.  I thought they were so cute
and that they would make a great card!

The snowflakes along the top are a piece I had leftover from
a snowflake die cut.
The sentiment is Essentials by Ellen Artic Pals.

Lots of pretty winter blues over at the Double D blog, go check it out
and join in with us, there is always a fun prize to be had!

Entering the following challenges:
Simon Says Wednesday .... Four Legged Friends

Sunday, January 16, 2022

Peace On Earth Anything Goes Christmas Challenge

Today is the start of a new challenge at
Peace On Earth
and as always it's an Anything Goes challenge.

Darlene had put together this fun mood board to inspire you
but you can create anything as long as it's Christmas themed!

Anything Christmas


I usually try to let the mood boards inspire me as I did this one,
I used the upper left corner with the plaid boots.

I had a The Greetery  shiplap die  background left from a bunch I put together
this Spring and it was the perfect color!

The boot is a die I got from Paper Smooches while they were still in business,
it was cut from a plaid paper,
The greens are part of a Sizzix die and a Cheery Lynn die,
the frame is IO Quilted Frame.
The Poinsettia I already had made.

For more inspiration head on over to the Peace On Earth challenge blog
and see all the 'pretties' from the design team!!

Saturday, January 15, 2022

Winter Wishes


We are already half way through January and that brings us to a new
challenge at Dies R Us!  Though we do have some themes planned
for the challenges this year, this one remains an Anything Goes!

Even though it is anything goes I try to stay within the theme of the month.
Being January in Michigan it remains cold and normally snowy
so I went with a winter card using Impression Obsession Birch trees (all links ae given below)
which also include the cute little cardinals!

The sentiment and die are Lawn Fawn Wavy Banners and Wavy Winter sayings.

We would love to have you join us at the Dies R Us challenge!!
Take a peek at all the inspiration from the Design Team while there!

For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below. 

Dies R Us now has a sister store with warehouses in the USA and Canada called Didi Crafts.  

It will ship to both the US and Canada.  Didi Crafts will carry some of the same products as DRU, but most will be different.  Now our Canadian friends don't have to worry about huge taxes or shipping fees. How great is that!?!

Friday, January 14, 2022


 We are half way through our challenge at Two Old Bats Halloween
and you still have plenty of time to play.

We have a fun inspiration board for you to get inspired from like I did!

I did a bit of inking on this card with Distress Oxides wilted violet and black soot.
The stamp I used is one of those $1 acrylic stamps from long ago.
The bat and black cat were laying on my work desk and the sentiment is from
Martha Stewart. 

Pop on over to the Two Old Bats Halloween challenge site and get inspired
by the fabulous design team and join us, we would love to have you!

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Happy Birthday In Blues

Our new challenge theme starts today at 
The Sisterhood of Crafters 
and our hostess is 'sistah' Darlene and she has chosen
the theme of the color BLUE.
Pretty easy right, who doesn't love blue?

I used a stencil for my card from Tim Holtz and blue inks from
Altenew, Stampin Up and Momento Dew Drop inks making
a 'blue' monochromatic card.

The sentiment is from The Greetery's Sentiment Suite Birthday.
If you need a fabulous birthday stamp set, I can recommend this one
as it is full of various birthday greetings in great fonts!

I couldn't leave it alone and had to add a few blue sequins.
All these stencils they are coming out with make some beautiful cards
that's for sure, let alone being so addictive.  I just wish they would make
them more an A2 or A6 card size and not the 6 x 6 that you often see,
just my opinion !

Take a peek at all the pretty cards my 'sistahs' have created over at 
The Sisterhood, and join in with the fun!

Entering the following challenges:
Watercooler Wednesday .... All Things Feminine (#2)
Word Art Wednesday .... Anything Goes
AAA Birthday .... Two Favorite Colors (teals and green)
The Flower Challenge .... Monochrome

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Party Balloons

It's our first challenge at Double D for 2022
and it's also our SIXTH year for our challenge
so we are celebrating with a theme of PARTY BALLLOONS! 

I created this fun and colorful mood board below to inspire!

I purchased The Greetery Balloon Bouquet stamp and Big Balloon die set
with this mood board in mind.  I have had it for quite a while
and it was s hard to not use it before this challenge, but I held strong LOL!

I also used a fun die from The Greetery Twisted Crepe, this die will come in
very handy for birthday and celebration cards and I love the uniqueness
well, what isn't to love about ALL The Greetery products, they ROCK!!

The inks I used were all Altenew ink cube sets Sweet Dreams for the blues
and Green Fields for the greens.
I added a few Pretty Pink Posh Party Mix Jewels for sparkle!

Take a peek at Double D to see all the awesome balloon cards
the Design Team has created, lots of inspiration there!

Entering the following challenges:
AAA Birthday ... Two Favorite Colors (teal and green)
NBUS .... Never before used schtuff
Word Art Wednesday .... Anything Goes
Watercooler Wednesday .... All things Feminine 

Sunday, January 2, 2022

Winter Blues

Happy New Year!

Today I have a card I created for the NEW challenge at
Colorful Options!

This is a new color challenge that I am part of the Design Team for
and have to say I am pretty excited as this is my first time
on a 'color' design team!

You can read about all the fun details and rules HERE

As you can see each month will be a pretty colorful mood board
for you to follow OR you have the option of using rainbow colors!
This month we are all about JANUARY BLUES!

I was inspired by the Blue Jay and all the snow...brrr!
I die cut a frame using two Poppystamps nesting square dies.
The branch was die cut with a Cottage Cutz die and the blue jay 
from a Cheery Lyn Designs die.
I embossed the sentiment from SEI with white embossing powder!

Make sure to pop on over to the new Colorful Options Challenge
meet the design team and see all their fabulous creations!