Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Double D - SPRING!!!!!


Dear Ones~
The challenge this time over at Double D just makes me happy. It's SPRING. Here is the Mood Board we are given for inspiration:



And here is my card:
I was inspired by the photo in the lower left corner. That little birdhouse is so charming and sweet, and I love the delicate floral wreath. I used the GKD Wreath Builder template and it made quick work of stamping the wreath.



The Ingredients:
Recollections Rose Petals Card
GKD Ivory Card
SU Rococo Rose Card
GKD Wreath Builder Template
GKD Autumn Wreath Stamps
Die-namites Bird House Trio Die
IO Tiny Birds Dies
Paper Studio Tiny Flower Punch
Martha Stewart Pine Bough Punch
Stash Embellies

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

Karen Burniston - Dies - Happy Spring




So that's it for me this time. I'm sure you will agree that spring can't come soon enough!!!  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


Monday, March 9, 2020

Ink On 3 - You are FABULOUS

Dear Ones~
Today I have the great good honor of being guest designer over at Ink On 3. This is a wonderful company that offers stamps, inks, Liquid Pixie Dust, and many more fabulous products.

I have chosen a gorgeous stamp set called Big Bold Magnolias to watercolor with the beautiful Ink On 3 Atelier Inks. Actually I used the reinkers. The colors are so brilliant and rich. Here is my card:
I began by stamping the floral images and painting them with the Atelier Reinkers. I cut a panel from the  Spellbinders Venise Lace Die and did a watercolor wash on that. The greeting was stamped and heat embossed with Silver Embossing Powder. The background was stamped with the dragonfly stamp from the Water Lilies stamp set and then heat embossed with Hero Arts Sparkle Embossing Powder. Then I put the whole thing together and added some sparkle on the flowers with Liquid Pixie Dust. I really enjoyed coloring with those reinkers. The colors are so vibrant and beautiful.
 

Here are the Ingredients:
Strathmore Water Color Paper
Recollections Storm Cloud Card
Spellbinders Venise Lace Die
Ink On 3 Big Bold Magnolia Stamp Set
Ink On 3 Water Lily Stamp for Background
Dogwood Flower Stamp for Greeting
Ink On 3 Atelier Inks In:
*My Jam Purple
*Marilyn Red
*Peacock Blue
*Goddess Green
*Bee Sting Yellow
*Twiggy Brown 


I would invite you to hop on over to the Ink On 3 website and take a look at all the wonderful products offered there. And thanks for stopping by. As always, I adore your comments.
Hugs~
~judy

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Mod Squad - Bring on the Neon

Dear Ones~
It's my turn this week to host the Mod Squad Challenge. This time we are BRINGING ON THE NEON. I have challenged players to use NEON colors on their projects.

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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 the flowers from the Gina K Designs stamp set by Lisa Hetrick called Hello Beautiful. I stamped and heat embossed the images with gold embossing powder and then sponged them with the neon inks. I also sponged the centers with a contrasting color for more dimension. The greeting is from the Gina K Designs Tropical Blooms Stamp Set and companion die. All inks are from Rina K's Electro Pop collection. I used Blaring Blue, Orange Glow, Poppin' Pink, Potent Purple and Raging Red. The background was done with a Gina K Designs background stamp called Diagonal Stripe using the Orange Glow and Poppin' Pink inks. Card stock is Gina K Designs Heavy Base Weight White. I used Sparkling Crystal Crystalline Drops for embellishment. 

Glad you stopped by, and don't forget to head on over to The Mod Squad Challenge Blog 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 - St. Patrick's Day/All About the Green

Dear Ones~
This time over at Double D we are celebrating St. Patrick's Day. Lots of possibilities with this one. Here is the Mood Board for our inspiration:

And here is my card:
I was inspired by the plaid in the upper left corner. I have had this Hops Power Poppy stamp set for awhile. I thought this was a perfect time to use it, as on St. Paddy's Day the beer flows freely. I had fun painting it with my Arteza Watercolors. The greeting is computer generated. I had to look it up.....it means TO YOUR HEALTH!!! My wish for all of you, dear readers!!
Here are the ingredients:
GKD Ivory Card Stock
Tim Holtz Gold Card Stock
SU Country Club Patterned Paper
Power Poppy Hoppy Day Stamp
SU Ornate Frames Die for Greeting
Concord & 9th Layering Leaves Die
SU Gold Pearls
Arteza Watercolors

 If you head on over to the  Double D Challenge Blog and play along, you could win this adorable die set by Cottage Cutz. 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.  SLAINTÉ!!!!!!
~judy






Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Double D - Saying Hello

Dear Ones~
Happy Valentine's Day. Course by the time you read this, it will be over. Still.....I hope you had a lovely one. Today's offering is for the Double D Challenge "Saying Hello".  Look at this beautiful Mood Board for our inspiration:


And here is my card:
My inspiration came from the photo on the top right. I also got my inspiration from a video I just watched by Gina K HERE.  LOVE what she did with this new stamp set and I had to try it. It was so much fun and I think it turned out great.  I put Crystal Stickles on the popped up flowers, I wish you could see the sparkle. Really pretty. I stamped that Big Hello with GKD Navy ink and then double heat embossed with clear over the top, so the letters really stand out. That was a tip from Gina too. I also rounded 2 corners with my Corner Rounder. I forget to use that sucker, and I like the extra pizzaz it gives sometimes.



Here are the Ingredients:
GKD White and Blue Denim Card
GKD A Big Hello Stamp Set
and
Companion Die
GKD Ocean Mist and Navy Ink
Blue Print Distress Ink
GKD Clear Embossing Powder
Crystal Stickles
Trinity Stamps Silver Baubles



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

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, February 5, 2020

Mod Squad Challenge - Your'e All Heart

Dear Ones~

It's my turn to host over at The Mod Squad Challenge.  I have chosen to use hearts as the focal on our creations.

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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 a Gina K Designs stamp set called You Have My Heart for the greeting, which was heat embossed with GKD Fine Detail White Embossing Powder. I fussy cut the heart, but there are several die sets, such as Happy Hearts, or Single Stitched Circle Dies or Double Stitched Circle Dies which include a heart die in the set. For the background I used the  Heartfelt Stencil from the new A Big Hello Card Kit. Deco Foil Transfer Gel was applied and then Red Velvet Foil was heated for the shiny hearts. I also used the Blooming Hearts Foilable Sheets with Red Velvet Foil for the middle panel. The Fancy Border Die was used in black and red for added interest. Card stocks are Red Velvet, White and Black Onyx.

Glad you stopped by, and don't forget to head on over to The Mod Squad Challengehttp://modsquadchallenge.com/youre-all-heart/ 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 - HEARTS

Dear Ones~
This time over at Double D the theme is HEARTS. How appropriate, since Valentine's Day is right around the corner. Here is a Mood Board for our inspiration:

And here is my card:
I just loved all the patterns in this Mood Board, so that's what I used for my inspiration. I made patterned paper with GKD Diagonal Stripess and Simon Says Stamp Gingham background stamps. The Toile background was made with the Power Poppy Bee Kind Toile Stamp Set. Die cuts were made with a Tim Holtz heart die, Stampin' Up Be Mine Stitched Framelits, and The Greetery Fit to be Tied Die for the bow.

 
 The Ingredients:
GKD Red Velvet, White and Black Card
Power Poppy Bee Kind Toile Stamp
SSS Gingham Background Stamp
GKD Diagonal Stripe Background Stamp
SU Be Mine Stitched Framelit
Tim Holts Scribbles and Splat Heart Die
The Greetery Fit to be Tied Die
Stash Heart Punch
Glossy Accents




 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