Monday, January 22, 2018

Dies R Us - Cattails

Dear Ones~

I hope this post finds you happy and doing well. We are in the throes of winter here in Michigan, but I can't complain.
Today's offering is for the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog. Here is my card:



And here's how I made it:
Before I die cut my piece, I stamped the background with a sliced wood background from Stampin' Up. Then I cut the cattails image with copper and then gold. I saved the "innies" from the gold moon and inlaid it into the copper piece. Then I attached everything together. The ribbon is from Stampin' Up and the brads are from my stash.

Here's a close up of that beautiful gold moon.

This is the die I used.
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Thanks for stopping by! I so look forward to your comments, they always make me smile!!
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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~judy~












Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Double D - What's in Your Kitchen + Blog Candy

Dear Ones~
 BLOG CANDY ALERT!!!!!
All month long over at Double D we are celebrating the blog's 2nd anniversary. In honor of the celebration I will have some blog candy for some lucky winner. Stay tuned to the end of this post.

This time over at Double D we are exploring What's in Your Kitchen. Here's a wonderful mood board for your inspiration.
 

There are so many possibilities on this mood board. Here's my card:

Now I don't really have any "kitchen" stamps, but we make cupcakes in a kitchen, don't we? So that's what I came up with. Plus the patterned papers have a kitchen theme. The cupcake and greeting are both from the Gina K Designs stamp set called Sweet Thing. I colored the cupcake with Prismas and fussy cut the frosting and wrapper, then glued them on top of a piece of Dark Chocolate card stock for a chocolate cupcake. I added a little glitter to the sprinkles for some mouth watering goodness.



Here are the ingredients:
GKD Ivory Card Stock
Paper Studios Olivia's Sweet Shop Patterned Paper
GKD Sweet Thing Stamp Set 
Prismacolor Pencils
Glossy Accents for the Cherry
Stickles for the Sprinkles





Please come on over to the Double D Blog to see what the other designers have created. And you could win one of these awesome prizes if you play along. Two lucky winners this time!


 WINNER!!!
We have a winner from my last blog candy giveaway. It is Beverly Jordan of http://beverlyjordan.blogspot.com
 Congrats, Beverly, please email me at judywoodland@yahoo.com to claim your prize.

AND NOW FOR SOME NEW BLOG CANDY
To be in the running to win, just participate in this Double D challenge. I will randomly select one winner from all the entries. Sorry, due to postage costs, you must live in the USA. Here's what I am giving away:

A brand new, never been used, cute stamp set from Stampin' Up. 
Plus I'll throw in some other goodies just for fun.

Thanks for stopping by, I always look forward to your wonderful comments. And don't forget to enter your chance to win my blog candy!!! Happy stamping!

~judy~

Monday, January 15, 2018

STV-Lay It Out Both Ways

Dear Ones~
It's softly snowing here, and has been all day. A great day to hunker and play in my craft room. Today I made a couple of cards for a challenge that I haven't participated in for a really long time. These two cards have been made for the Stamp TV Release Challenge. I LOVE Gina K Designs stuff, so I was excited to pull out some stamps and just play for change, without having to have my creation be for a Design Team. I am also entering these into the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Use Patterned Paper.

Gina's challenge was to make a couple of cards using the same stamps, but do the layout both horizontally and vertically. Here are my cards~
 I used Melanie Muenchinger's Stately Flowers 11 set for this. I don't think I have ever used it, and it's so lovely. I pulled out my Prismacolors and Gamsol after I watched Gina and her daughter, Rina, color with them the other day. So much fun.

Here are the Ingredients:
GKD Blue Lagoon, Black and White CS
GKD Stately Flowers 11 Stamp Set
Recollections Spring Decorate It PP
GKD Cottage Garden Stamp for Greeting
Prismacolor Pencils
Gamsol
Nuvo Crystal Drops
Stickles
Stash Ribbon

 Here are the Ingredients for This One:
GKD Passionate Pink, Black & White CS
Recollections Spring Decorate It PP
GKD Stately Flowers 11 Stamp Set
GKD Cottage Garden Stamp for Greeting
Prismacolor Pencils
Gamsol
Nuvo Crystal Drops, Stickles
Stash Ribbon

It really feels good to be back to playing the challenges over at Stamp TV - it has been way too long. Thanks for stopping by, I adore your comments. Stay well, my friends!

Hugs,
~judy~

Dies R Us - Swan Song

Dear Ones~

Seems like it's been awhile since I did a blog post. Guess I have just been busy. Today's offering is for the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog. Here is my card:

And here's how I made it.
First I got out some Distress Inks and sponges. I made a mask with a circle die to mask off the moon, and tore some paper as a mask for the land. After sponging the background I removed the moon mask and lightly sponged with Black Soot to give the moon some dimension.
Here's how it turned out.
Then I went about doing all my die cutting. Now it was time to put it all together. here' s a close up of that beautiful swan by Dee's Diestinctive.

These are the dies I used.

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Dee's Distinctively Gloria Swan  

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Frantic Stamper Assorted Foliage

Sue Wilson Designs - Orange Blossom - Open Petals
 Sue Wilson Designs-
Orange Blossom-
Open Petals


Thanks for stopping by! I so look forward your lovely coments!
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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~judy~



Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Mod Squad Challenge - Color Throwdown

Dear Ones~
Happy New Year!!! I hope 2018 will be your best year yet!

Today I am the host over at The Mod Squad Challenge. 
My challenge is to use ONLY kraft, black and white on your project.

Our sponsor this week is Gina K Designs and Stamp TV
 Gina K Designs Craft store
Stamp TV is a free online community featuring card making, stamping techniques and project videos for paper crafters using stamps and other products by Gina K. Designs. Be sure to check out StampTV for a ton of great videos and techniques. They also have weekly challenges. Shop Gina K Designs.
THE PRIZE
A $20 gift certificate to the Gina K Designs store.

 Here's my card:
 For this card I used the stamp set by Gina K Designs called Dazzling Dahlia. The images were stamped on GKD kraft card stock using the masking technique for layering. After I stamped everything in GKD Black Onyx Ink, I colored in the flowers using my white gel pen, and then added the white dots for interest. Then I layered the kraft panel on GKD White and Black Onyx card stock. 

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 - Happy Birthday/Anniversary - AND some Blog Candy

Dear Ones~
Happy, happy New Year. 
I hope 2018 will be your best year EVER!!!

This time over at Double D it's a celebration. This marks the 2nd anniversary for the Double D Challenge. The lovely Diane and Darlene have been in business for 2 years, and in honor of their anniversary, the challenge is to create a birthday or anniversary card using this fabulous Mood Board for inspiration. 


BLOG CANDY ALERT
In celebration of Double D's 2nd anniversary, I will be giving away some blog candy, so stay tuned until the end of this post.

Here's my card:

I decided I wanted to use the Balloon Punch from Stampin' Up to CASE the photo with the balloons. All I needed was a bunch of different patterned papers and I was golden. It was so much fun, and easy peasy. I did sponge the balloons for more dimension, and I used Judy Dots on the greeting.

Here are the Ingredients:
GKD Ivory Card Stock
DCWV Pocket Blossom Patterned Paper
DCWV Preserved Paper Patterned Paper
SU Balloon Punch
SU Balloon Pop Up Thinlits for Paper Ribbons
GKD Stamper's Favorites for Greeting
Sizzix Ornate Labels
SSS Rose Gold Embossing Powder
Judy Dots
Stash Cord
Nuvo Crystal Drops

Please come on over to the Double D Blog to see what the other designers have created. And you could win one of these awesome prizes if you play along. Two lucky winners this time!

 

AND NOW FOR SOME BLOG CANDY
To be in the running to win, you must participate in this Double D challenge. Then follow my blog and  leave a comment here saying you have participated, and make sure you include your email address so I can contact you. I will randomly select the winner after the challenge has ended on January 14th. Here's what I will be gifting to some lucky winner:

A new, unused stamp set from Stampin' Up. Plus, I will throw in some other goodies too. And don't forget to leave your e-mail address so I can get your goodies to you!!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you had a wonderful holiday and can now hunker down and settle back into the routine of living. I look forward to seeing all your wonderful comments, they always make me smile!
Hugs,
~judy~





Monday, December 25, 2017

Dies R Us Christmas Candle

Dear Ones~
Hello, and merry, merry Christmas. I hope you are enjoying a wonderful day, no matter how you chose to celebrate the holidays!! Today I have a little Christmas Candle card for you over at the Dies R Us Inspirational Blog.


Here is how I made this card:

First I chose my papers. I decided to have my card base a pretty dark green.

Next I cut my images using the Memory Box Glowing Candles die set on gold foil card stock, and the Poppy Stamp Bow and String using GKD Red Hot Card Stock.


Then I partially die cut the candles with red, and the holly leaves with green.


The innerds of the candles and leaves were what I was after. They got sponged, and then inlaid into the gold candle die cut. I die cut a couple of nesting oval shapes for my background and adhered the focal to the oval. Then I was ready to put the whole card together.
I added a gold embossed holiday message to the front, and then pulled out my Wink of Stella to add sparkle to the candles, and added some Stickles to the flames to make them glow

These are the dies I used:

Memory Box GLOWING CANDLES Craft DIE 98661 Preview Image

Poppystamps - Dies - Bow and String (NEW)

Poppystamps - Dies - Pointed Oval Frames


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. 
click below for:
FRIENDS OF DIES R US PINTEREST PAGE

 Thanks for stopping by! I hope you like these awesome die sets as much as I do!! My wish for you, dear reader, is that you will have loved ones surrounding you, you have a smile on your face, and you have the best Christmas ever. Oh, and thanks so much for your lovely comments! I adore them!!

Hugs~
~judy~