Sunday, April 21, 2024

Peace On Earth Challenge #62

Time for a new challenge at
Peace On Earth
where we celebrate Christmas year round
making our December holiday so much easier with
numerous cards created during the year !
You can create anything Christmas themed  and we always have a fun
inspiration board for ideas!!

I was inspired by the two right photos and used a Cottage Cutz die
Floral Bucket that I have used once before.  Normally when I die cut the CC dies
I die cut in white and then color in, but the last time I did this I die cut in several colors
which left me with LOTS of colorful leftover pieces which is what
I used to put this bucket together, kind of fun and I actually used some things up! (I still have enough for a couple more sets)

The embossing folder is an oldie but goodie from Darice and
the sentiment stamp and die is Lawn Fawn.

Hope to see you over at Peace On Earth
where you will find lots of beautiful inspiration from the team!!

Saturday, April 20, 2024

Sketch Saturday #749

Hello Friends, we have a new sketch for you at 
Sketch Saturday with an 
Optional Twist:  Use a Trio of Something.


I didn't use the twist on my card this time but knew where
I was going with this card once I saw that half circle.
I die cut a Lawn fawn rainbow 6 times to get the six colors I wanted,
that now leaves me with six more rainbows I can create for later.
I die cut a circle, cut it in half an adhered my rainbow to that.
The raindrops paper scrap was still sitting on my desk from
another project so I used that.  I embossed a Stampin Up cloud EB folder
added, a couple inked scrap strips at the bottom and my The Ton Easy Expressions
sentiment and called it done!


Come on over and join us at Sketch Saturday
and give this sketch a try!

Edited it to add:  This is my last DT project for Sketch Saturday
as I have stepped down.  It's time to ease up a bit!


Thursday, April 18, 2024

Fractured Card

Hello friends!  On one of the creative card sites I belonged to
(but have since dropped out of)
they had  several weeks posted about
'fractured' cards.  This is my take on that technique.
You can find many instruction on Youtube on how to create one
if interested.   The papers are all Echo Park,
the flower is created from Spellbinders Bold Blooms and the
sentiment is Stampendous!


I had a lot of fun making this card, you should really
give this technique a try!


Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Water Related

Hello Friends, we have a new challenge theme at Double D today and 
it is WATER RELATED.
We want to see anything that has to do with water!
Below is a mood board for inspiration only. 

For my water related card I used a cute never been used before stamp from
Streamside Studios It's Raining Cats and Dogs, colored in with my Olo markers.
The sentiment is from
the same stamp set.. The raindrop paper is LDRS You Are My Sunshine
and I have to say this is an excellent quality paper.  I added a few
The Robins Nest tear drops for rain from the freedom drops bottle.

Make sure to stop on by Double D and see all the
beautiful inspiration from the Design Teams,
these girls are just the best!!

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Two Old Bats Reminder April 2024

It's halftime (no, not football) at Two Old Bats
and we want to remind you of our yearly on going Halloween challenge
A few more weeks to join in and we have a fun spooky inspiration board!

I didn't really follow the inspiration board this time but went with the month
of April instead to inspire me.
April is usually pretty rainy and wet around here so I
die cut my Cottage Cutz Trick or Treat Ghost and instead of him holding the moon he
comes with, I die cut an umbrella,  All the papers are from my
scrap bag of Halloween papers!


We would love to have YOU join in our Halloween fun at

Entering the following challenges:
Halloween Crafts and Other Occasions  .... Halloween


Monday, April 15, 2024

Beautiful Blossoms Challenge April 2024

A new challenge starts today at Beautiful Blossoms
where your focal point should be all about flowers!
We have this pretty mood board for inspiration 
but you can create any card you want as long as it is a floral!! 


I was inspired not only by the pretty colors but the lilies as well.
I grabbed my Cottage Cutz Spring Lilies die set
and made some pretty peach lilies.  The background paper is really more 'green'
then what the photo shows and it's a pretty piece from Mintay.
I arranged my flowers on a Spellbinders Hemstitch die cut.
I decided to leave this card sentiment free.
It's really more of a peachy color in real life too!

Come and visit us at Beautiful Blossoms and see all the pretty
inspiration from the design team!!

Entering the following challenges:
The Flower Challenge .... Add Layers

Simon Monday Challenge .... Spring Flowers
A Place To Start .... Optional Flowers

Sunday, April 14, 2024

It's Here It's Here

 Hello friends, can you tell by my title that I am super excited my NEW
Wildflower postage stencil is here from Waffle Flower?
As soon as the mail came I opened it up and started making my wildflower
cards!!  I have a few more done but they will show up later down the road
as I am using them for design team cards for the Stencil Fun challenge
and all I can say is that they are gorgeous!!

You ever get those moods where you just don't want to create anymore?
Well I had one of those moods the last few days and I think
it is just better to walk away for awhile.
I did that until my mail came and in it was my wildflower postage stencil
along with a crazy (and I mean crazy) stamp set I had ordered
to use for the hubby's birthday in May!
Nothing like NEW to get you back in the mood to create!!
It put me in the create mood so much that I created EIGHT cards yesterday,
yes eight and my norm is ONE if I'm lucky to even get one done!!

Anyhow, here is my card using the new stencil:


I am now going to have to re-order the postage sentiments as I seem
to have lost a few, they are very tiny!  I think I am totally addicted
to these postage stencils as I now have six different sets
in my collection, each one as awesome as the next!!

Well that's it for me but if you like to stencil and have the postage die
then this is a very easy one to layer, other then adding the tiny sentiments
it took me about 10 minutes to create, of course I had all my inks
laid out and brushes ready to go!
Thanks for stopping by and sharing my excitement!!