Monday, May 21, 2018

Dies R Us - Shadow Box Birthday

Dear Ones~
Good Monday morning everyone! Today over at the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog I am sharing a birthday card that was made for one of my online BFF's mom. She is dear to me, so I smiled the whole time I was making this card.

Here's my card:
I wanted to make something spring-y and happy! I love the greeting and I used some glitter card stock for accents because I thought the sparkle should be there. This card was made entirely of die cuts with no stamping of any kind. For more details on how I made it, swing on over to the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog.

Here are the Ingredients:
Recollections 110# Cream Card Stock
SU Mint Macaron Card Stock
Colorbök Light Bright Patterned Papers
Core'Dinations Glitter Card Stock
Stash Gold Foil Card Stock
SU Flirty Flamingo Card Stock
Sue Wilson Shadow Box Collections Celebrations Die Set
Best Glue Ever
 
*** BY THE WAY - the Dies R Us Store not only carries a wide variety of fantastic Dies. For your paper crafting needs it also carries Embossing Folders, Paper Pads, Inks, and Adhesives, to name just a few.  Click right HERE and you will see a whole list of amazing products that the Dies R Us Store carries at amazing prices! ***
  
And don't forget to come and join in all of the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store.  For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below. 
 
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So glad you stopped by, I hope you had a good weekend. Thanks for all your lovely comments, I appreciate every one of them!!!

Hugs~
~judy~


Dies R Us - You Are Sweet

Dear Ones~
Today over at the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog I show how to make a card that could be used for many occasions.

Here's my card:
I recently watched THIS video where Kelly Latevola showed us how to do alcohol inking with gold foil details. I'm tellin' ya, this is a stunner. You MUST WATCH this if you use alcohol inks. The technique is so much fun and the results are amazing. I used a little panel of it here on this card. 

Here is a close up of the panel. I wish you could see it in real life, this photo doesn't do it justice. It's really hard to photograph that gold foiling but it's there.
 
 Hop on over to the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog to see how I made this card.

Here are the Ingredients:
SU Rich Razzleberry Card Stock
GKD White and Blue Lagoon Card Stock
Bazzill Gold Foil Card Stock
Sue Wilson Friendship Dies
Concord & 9th layering Leaves Die
Poppy Stamps Pierced Borders Die
Ranger Alcohol Inks
Stash Ribbon

 
 
*** BY THE WAY - the Dies R Us Store not only carries a wide variety of fantastic Dies. For your paper crafting needs it also carries Embossing Folders, Paper Pads, Inks, and Adhesives, to name just a few.  Click right HERE and you will see a whole list of amazing products that the Dies R Us Store carries at amazing prices! ***
 
And don't forget to come and join in all of the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store.  For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.
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So glad you stopped by, I hope you have a good week. Thanks for all your lovely comments, I appreciate every one of them!!!

Hugs~
~judy~



Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Double D - Bling It Up

Dear Ones~
This time over at Double D we are Blinging It Up. Here is the Mood Board for our inspiration:

Whoa!!!! LOVE me some sparkle. Look at all this glitter!!!

Here is my card:
For that background panel I used some translucent embossing paste with a Tim Holtz stencil and then heat foiled it with my laminator when it was dry. The shoes are from an old GKD stamp set called Springtime Silhouettes. I heat embossed the shoes and the greeting in gold, layering over it 3 times to get a nice raised effect. I used lots of glitter paper for accents to enhance the bling. The die cut holding the greeting is a ribbon buckle from Spellbinders. What a fun challenge!!

Here are the Ingredients:
GKD Black Onyx Card Stock
Core'dinations Glitter Card Stock
Tim Holtz Mini Stencil Set 26
GKD Springtime Silhouettes Stamp Set
Dream Weaver Translucent Embossing Paste
GKD Foil Mates Gold Foil
SU Layering Circles Dies
Spellbinders Ribbon Buckles Die
Stash Gold Cord and Bling

I would love it if you would stop on over to the Double D Blog to see what the other designers have created. And if you play along you could win this beautiful bunch of BLING!
 
 
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you are having a great week. Don't forget to swing by Double D and check us out.  Oh, and I so appreciate your lovely comments!!!
Hugs~
~judy~

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Dies R Us - Happy Mother's Day

Dear Ones~
Today over at the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog I am sharing a pretty Mother's Day card. Although my sweet mom is no longer with me, I have a dear friend whose mom is still on this earthly journey, and I am making this card for her.

Here is my card:
I love using bright, sunny colors for Mother's Day. They always made my mom happy. To see how I made this card, hop on over the the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog.


Here are the Ingredients:
GKD White Card Stock 
GKD Sweet Mango, Applemint and Lemon Drop Card Stock
SU Vellum Card Stock
Carta Bella Welcome Home Patterned Paper
Sue Wilson Australian Background Collection Dies
Sue Wilson Faux Quilled Blooms Dies
Sue Wilson Shadow Box Celebrations Collections Die
GKD Springtime Baskets Stamp for Greeting
GKD Gold Embossing Powder 
GKD Peach Bellini Ink
Stash Pearls
 
*** BY THE WAY - the Dies R Us Store not only carries a wide variety of fantastic Dies. For your paper crafting needs it also carries Embossing Folders, Paper Pads, Inks, and Adhesives, to name just a few.  Click right HERE and you will see a whole list of amazing products that the Dies R Us Store carries at amazing prices! ***
 
And don't forget to come and join in all of the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store.  For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.
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So glad you stopped by, I hope you are having a good weekend. Thanks for all your lovely comments, I appreciate every one of them!!!

Hugs~
~judy~

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Mod Squad - How Charming!

Dear Ones~
It's my turn to host over at The Mod Squad Challenge Blog. My challenge this time is to 
add a CHARM to your creation.

SPONSOR
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. 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.

PRIZE

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

Here's what I came up with:
I used the new Gina K Designs Wreath Template for this card, and I must say it's TOTALLY addictive. I couldn't stop playing with it. I used several small stamps from different GKD stamp sets for this. And the charm I used is a cute little bee right in the middle. I used the new GKD Tranquil Teal card stock and ink, and I didn't have any ribbon that matched, so I dyed some seam binding with Tranquil Teal Ink. Messy, but worth it.


Here are the Ingredients:
GKD White, Warm Cocoa and Tranquil Teal Card Stock
GKD Wreath Builder Template
GKD Wreath Builder Stamp Set
GKD Holiday Frame Stamp Set
GKD A Beautiful Life Stamp Set
GKD Simple Hearts
GKD Blue Lagoon, Warm Cocoa, Kraft and Sea Glass Inks
Stash Charm
Stickles
Nuvo Crystal Drops
 
Thanks for stopping 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.
Hugs~

~judy~
 

Double D - May Flowers

Dear Ones~
This time over at the Double D Challenge Blog we are celebrating Friendship. Here is the Mood Board for our inspiration:

What beautiful flowers in these photos. 

Here is my card:
I got this new stamp and die set by Cottage Cuts called Violet Flowers, and I couldn't resist watercoloring the image for this challenge. I used the Hero Arts Liquid Watercolors and I absolutely love them. They are very intensely pigmented, and they mix beautifully.

Here are the Ingredients:
GKD Ivory Card Stock
Strathmore Watercolor Paper
Core'dinations Super Assortment Card Stock
DCWV Garden Charm Patterned Paper
SU Quilt Top Embossing Folder
Spellbinder Lacy Circle Die
SU Nesting Circle Dies
Cottage Cuts Violets Flowers Stamp and Die Set
Hero Arts Liquid Watercolors
Stash Ribbon
Stash Pearls

I would love it if you would stop on over to the Double D Blog to see what the other designers have created. And if you play along you could win this awesome die set!

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you are having a great week. Don't forget to swing by Double D and check us out.  Oh, and I so appreciate your lovely comments!!!
Hugs~
~judy~

Monday, April 23, 2018

Dies R Us - Wine a Bit

Dear Ones~
Today over at the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog I use an awesome die to create a card with a wine theme. Here's my card:

I die cut the image from white card stock and then heat embossed it 3 times for a metallic look. I also did the same for the string element. For instructions on how I made this card, visit the
Dies R Us Inspiration Blog.

Here are the Ingredients:
GKD Ivory Card Stock
GKD Faded Brick Card Stock
SU Wood Textures Paper
Cheery Lynn Wine a Bit Die
Penny Black Antique Frames Dies
Impression Obsession Geometric Cut Out
Elizabeth Crafts Ribbons & Jewels Die
SSS Rose Gold Embossing Powder
GKD Fanciful Tags Stamp for Greeting

*** And guess what!  The Dies R Us Store not only carries a wide variety of fantastic Dies, but it also carries Embossing Folders, Paper Pads, Inks, and Adhesives to name just a few for your paper crafting needs.  Click right HERE and you will see a whole list of amazing products that the Dies R Us Store carries at amazing prices! ***
 
And don't forget to come and join in all of the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store.  For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.


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So glad you stopped by, I hope you had a good weekend. We are in the throes of another spring snow storm. Will it ever END???? Thanks for all your lovely comments, I appreciate every one of them!!!

Hugs~

~judy~