Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Double D - Balloons

Dear Ones~
This time over at Double D we are playing with balloons. Here is the Mood Board for our inspiration:

And here is my card:
This is an older stamp and companion die set by Stampin' Up called Lift Me Up. I really love it and don't use it very often. The patterned paper is also from that same Stampin' Up Suite.



Here are the Ingredients:
SU Mint Macron Card
Recollections Rose Petals Card
GKD White and Black Card
SU Lift Me Up Stamp Set
SU Up and Away Die Set
SU Carried Away Patterned Paper
SU Blushing Bride and Mint Macaron Ink
Tim Holtz Tiny Bow Punch
Sequins and Stickles


 
 If you head on over to the  Double D Challenge Blog and play along, you could win this wonderful die set by Elizabeth Crafts. And don't forget to check out all the beautiful cards the other designers have created for your inspiration.
Elizabeth Craft Designs - Hot Air Balloons

So that's it for me, thanks for stopping by. I adore your comments, they always make me smile. And don't forget to stop over at Double D and see what's going on.
 
Until next time, here's celebrating your Creative Muse.
~judy

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Mod Squad Challenge - Patterned Paper Play

Dear Ones~
 Happy New Year!!!! I trust that you had a great holiday and are ready to begin a wonderful and prosperous new year filled with awesome possibilities. But I digress.

This week it's my turn to host the challenge over at The Mod Squad Challenge Blog. I have chosen to create our own patterned paper. You must use ONLY your own patterned paper or your entry will be eliminated.

SPONSOR

Gina’s goal is to continue to offer top quality signature products through her online store Gina K. Designs along with informative and creative crafting videos.Be sure to check out StampTV for a ton of great videos and techniques. They also have weekly challenges. Shop Gina K Designs.
Gina K. has been in the stamping industry since 1998 and started Gina K. Designs in 2007. As the business grew, Gina asked her husband Tom to leave his position as an attorney to join her in the business. Together they built StampTV, their online video website featuring broadcast quality paper crafting videos, galleries, social network for paper crafters and more! Gina now has over 200,000 followers over her various social media networks and video sites from all around the world.

PRIZE

A $20 gift certificate to the Gina K Designs store.

Here is my card: 

 For this card I used a Gina K Designs stamp set by Hannah Schroepfer called Whimsical Wildflowers.  The greeting is from a GKD stamp set by Hannah Schroepfer called Whimsical Wildflower Frame. I used the GKD Fancy Border Die for an accent with the greeting. Flowers were heat embossed with GKD Fine Detail White Embossing Powder before being colored with GKD Grass Green and Dusty Rose Ink. The background was sponged with Innocent Pink and Applemint Inks. I used GKD Obsidian Amalgam Ink to stamp the greeting. Cardstock is GKD White Heavy Base Weight




Glad you stopped by, and don't forget to head on over to The Mod Squad Challenge and play along. You could win the prize! I can't wait to see your wonderful creations, and I adore your comments!

Until next time, here's celebrating your Creative Muse.

~judy

 

 

Double D - 4th Anniversary, Celebrating with Some Punch

Dear Ones~
HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope the new you brings you much joy and happiness, and all good things!!

And HAPPY 4th ANNIVERSARY to US. It's Double D's 4th anniversary, so we are celebrating with some PUNCH. We want to see some poor neglected punches used. And here is the Mood Board for our inspiration:
Here is my card:

I don't have many punches, and none that I do have really match any of the images on the Mood Board. So I did the best I could with what I had, and got my inspiration from the color of the luscious looking jar of goodness in the top left. This card was made with Stampin' Up's fabulous punch and die set called Varied Vases. The vases were punched out of Brutus Monroe Watercolor Galaxy patterned paper, glazed over with Glossy Accents, and then popped up with dimensionals. I also used Stampin' Up's Banner Punch for the greeting and Tim Holtz's Tiny Bow punch for the paper bow. The frame was created by embossing the white card stock with SU Stitched Rectangles dies. Using a rubber embossing mat keeps the dies from actually cutting.

Here are the Ingredients:
GKD Passionate Pink and White Card
SU Stitched Rectangle Dies
SU Varied Vases Stamps
SU Varied Vases Punch
Brutus Monroe Watercolor Galaxy Paper
SU Banner Punch
Tim Holtz Tiny Bow Punch
GKD Inks In:
*Passionate Pink
*Dusty Rose
*Obsidian Amalgam Ink

If you head on over to the  Double D Challenge Blog and play along, you could win this fabulous Lawn Fawn Make Lemonade Stamp & Die Set. And don't forget to check out all the beautiful cards the other designers have created for your inspiration.
So that's it for me, thanks for stopping by. I adore your comments, they always make me smile. And don't forget to stop over at Double D and see what's going on.
Until next time, here's celebrating your Creative Muse.
~judy

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Double D - 12 Days of Christmas 7-12

Dear Ones~
This time over at Double D we are doing the last 6 days of Christmas - Days 7-12. What a fun challenge!! Here is the Mood Board for inspiration:

And here is my card:
The Little Drummer Boy has always been close to my heart during the Christmas season. I figured 12 Drummers Drumming was a close match. 

Here are the Ingredients:
GKD Kraft, Christmas Pine and Cranberry Tart Card Stock
Tim Holtz Christmas Patterned Paper
Stampin' Up Musical Season Stamp Set
PTI 2010 Holiday Tags for Greeting
GKD Dark Chocolate Embossing Powder
GKD Dark Chocolate Ink
Martha Stewart Pine Branch Punch
Tim Holtz Tiny Bow Punch
Stampin' Up Nesting Ovals

If you head on over to the  Double D Challenge Blog and play along, you could win this wonderful die by Sue Wilson . And don't forget to check out all the beautiful cards the other designers have created for your inspiration.
So that's it for me, thanks for stopping by. I adore your comments, they always make me smile. And don't forget to stop over at Double D and see what's going on.
Until next time, here's celebrating your Creative Muse.
~judy

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Mod Squad Challenge - Non-Traditional Christmas

Dear Ones~
This week it's my turn to host over at The Mod Squad Challenge. I decided we would use non-traditional colors to make a Christmas card. That means NO red or green.

SPONSOR

Gina’s goal is to continue to offer top quality signature products through her online store Gina K. Designs along with informative and creative crafting videos.Be sure to check out StampTV for a ton of great videos and techniques. They also have weekly challenges. Shop Gina K Designs.
Gina K. has been in the stamping industry since 1998 and started Gina K. Designs in 2007. As the business grew, Gina asked her husband Tom to leave his position as an attorney to join her in the business. Together they built StampTV, their online video website featuring broadcast quality paper crafting videos, galleries, social network for paper crafters and more! Gina now has over 200,000 followers over her various social media networks and video sites from all around the world.
A $20 gift certificate to the Gina K Designs store.

Here is my card:

For this card I used images from the Gina K Designs Warm Winter Wishes Card Kit.  The background is stenciled with the Snow Fall stencil. I used White Glitter Glitz Gel for sparkle. When it was dry I sponged with Innocent Pink Ink. The snowman is from the Winter Hugs Stamp Set, and the greeting is from the Folk Art Snowflakes Stamp Set. The snowflake behind the snowman is from the Folk Art Snowflakes Stamp Set as well and is heat embossed with GKD Find Detail White Embossing Powder on Innocent Pink Card Stock and then cut out with the companion die. Card stocks are GKD Innocent Pink and Heavy Weight White.

Glad you stopped by, and don't forget to head on over to The Mod Squad Challenge and play along. You could win the prize! I can't wait to see your wonderful creations, and I adore your comments!

Until next time, here's celebrating your Creative Muse.

~judy

Double D - 12 Days of Christmas 1-6

Dear Ones~
What a fun challenge we have this time over at Double D. We are looking at the 12 Days of Christmas, but just days 1-6. Here is a Mood Board for inspiration:


And here is my card:
So I chose Two Turtle Doves. Here I used the plaid background because I loved the vintage look of the plaid with the doves. The images are cut from some Graphic 45 patterned paper called, appropriately enough, The 12 Days of Christmas. I used the Paper Tole Technique by fussy cutting various segments of the images and layering them for dimension. It was so fun and something I have not done for a very long time.

Here are the Ingredients:
*Stampin' Up Cajun Craze Card Stock
*Recollections Cream Card Stock
*Stash Gold Foil Card Stock
*Stampin' Up Detailed Bands Die
*Graphic 45 12 Days of Christmas 
Patterned Paper
*Stampin' Up Layering Ovals Dies


If you head on over to the  Double D Challenge Blog and play along, you could win this adorable die from Impression Obsession. And don't forget to check out all the beautiful cards the other designers have created for your inspiration.
 

So that's it for me, thanks for stopping by. I adore your comments, they always make me smile. And don't forget to stop over at Double D and see what's going on.
Until next time, here's celebrating your Creative Muse.
~judy

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Double D - What is Your Christmas Style?

Dear Ones~
The challenge this time over at Double D is going to be fun. Just make a project showing your Christmas style. Here is the Mood Board for this challenge:

And here is my card:
One of my favorite Christmas styles is RUSTIC. I make all different kinds, but this one I'm most partial to. I love plaid for Christmas, I think it's so classic.


Here are the Ingredients:
SU Soft Suede Card
GKD Christmas Pine Card
GKD White Card
SU Wrapped in Plaid Patterned Paper
SU Alpine Sports Thinlits
SU Layered Circles
Swiss Dots EF
SU Ornate Frames Die
PTI 2010 Holiday Tags Stamp for Greeting 




If you head on over to the  Double D Challenge Blog and play along, you could win this adorable die by Cheapo Dies. And don't forget to check out all the beautiful cards the other designers have created for your inspiration.

So that's it for me, thanks for stopping by. I adore your comments, they always make me smile. And don't forget to stop over at Double D and see what's going on.
 
Until next time, here's celebrating your Creative Muse.
~judy