Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Double D - HEARTS

Dear Ones~
As I write this, it's February 1st, so you know what THAT means. This month it's all things HEARTS over at Double D. Here is the Mood Board for our inspiration:
 
And here is my card:

I had so much fun making this card. That heart is a rosette made with a strip of 12" patterned paper. You can see a video by Maymay HERE to see how it's done. And the card design is France Martin's creation. She has Frencie's Stamps.com, her video can be seen HERE. I thought it would be fun to mesh the two together and set the heart rosette inside the window.  This card has an insert on the inside with patterned paper on the front so that it shows through the opening. You really need to go watch Frencie's video where she makes her design. So many possibilities, I can't wait to make more of these.





 
A closeup of the Rosette. I'm tellin' ya, you need to try these!! They are so much fun.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



The Ingredients:
Recollections Rosebud Card Stocks
GKD White Card Stock 
SU Quilt Top Embossing Folder
SU Layering Circle Dies
GKD A Little Love Bundle for Die Cut Greeting
Martha Stewart and Marvy Heart Punches
Ranger Vintage Pearl Embossing Powder
Stash Gems
 
 
 
 If you head on over to the  Double D Challenge Blog and play along, you could win this absolutely fabulous die set. Don't forget to check out all the beautiful cards the other designers have created.  
 

 
 When you get a minute, don't forget to check out Double D.  There's lots of wonderful inspiration over there created by the most talented designers!!
 
 Until next time dear readers, aspire to be inspired, and here's celebrating your Creative Muse!!
~judy

Saturday, January 28, 2023

Can You Handle the Pressure - BORDERS

Dear Ones~ 
 There's a new challenge over at Can You Handle the Pressure.   For this challenge blog you MUST use an EMBOSSING FOLDER on your project.  Heat embossing (with embossing powder) is permitted but only IN ADDITION to your embossing folder design.  Each new challenge will have a 'TWIST' which is optional ... your choice to use or not.

The OPTIONAL TWIST for today's challenge is:

BORDERS
  
Here's my card:
Isn't this pretty with the kraft as a background? Was going to use a different color, but I think the purple and green are so striking against that kraft. I used a fabulous embossing folder called Pinwheel, by Sizzix. And those gorgeous lacey borders are a Tim Holtz die set called Crochet.


 
The Ingredients:
Recollections Kraft, Purple and White Card Stock
Sizzix Pinwheel Embossing Folder
SU Wrapped in Texture Embossing Folder
Tim Holtz Crochet Die Set
 SU Framed Florets Stamp for Floral Image
SU Teeny Tiny Wishes for Greeting
GKD Master Layouts 1 Die for Oval
Stash Ribbons and Rhinestones



 
 If you head on over to the Can You Handle the Pressure Blog and play along, you could win this fabulous embossing folder, it's a stunner. Don't forget to check out all the beautiful cards the other designers have created.


I hope you will have a blessed new year and I wish you all the best in 2023! When you get a chance, please go take a look at the Can You Handle the Pressure blog. You won't be sorry.
 
Until next time dear reader, aspire to be inspired, and here's celebrating your Creative Muse.
~judy

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Double D - SNOW - AND WINNER!!!!

Dear Ones~
This time over at Double D the challenge is SNOW! How appropriate, since we are in the dead of winter. At least here in the Northern Hemisphere. Here's the Mood Board for some inspiration:
 
This is my sample:
I absolutely ADORE this cute snowman image from Gina K. It's a really old one and has long since retired. The joy that snowman feels from the snow falling just makes me happy. I wanted to use some different colors instead of the traditional "snow/winter" ones. I like how it turned out.
 

The Ingredients:
SU Merry Merlot Card Stock
GKD Tranquil Teal and White Card Stock
Bo Bunny Altitude Patterned Paper
GKD Merry Little Christmas Stamp Set 
SU Mariner Mist Ink
SU Layered Squares Dies
GKD Snowflake Die
GKD Frozen Rhinestones
SU Balloon Pop Up Die for Bow



 
If you head on over to the  Double D Challenge Blog and play along, you could win this absolutely adorable stamp set. Don't forget to check out all the beautiful cards the other designers have created.  

AND NOW FOR THE LUCKY WINNER OF MY GIVEAWAY
the lucky winner is~~~~
*****NANCY LEPPEK!!*****
CONGRATULATIONS, Nancy. I will get your box of goodies off to you right away!!

I hope you have all recovered from the holidays and things are settling down for you and yours. When you get a minute, don't forget to check out Double D.  
 
 Until next time dear readers, aspire to be inspired, and here's celebrating your Creative Muse!!
~judy

 

Saturday, January 14, 2023

Can You Handle the Pressure - Dots

Dear Ones~
   There's a new challenge over at Can You Handle the Pressure.   For this challenge blog you MUST use an EMBOSSING FOLDER on your project.  Heat embossing (with embossing powder) is permitted but only IN ADDITION to your embossing folder design.  Each new challenge will have a 'TWIST' which is optional ... your choice to use or not.

The OPTIONAL TWIST for today's challenge is:

DOTS
 Here's my card:
This card was really fun to do. I found an old piece of marbled paper I had made a LONG time ago. I loved the colors, and the "cells" kinda reminded me of DOTS, so I decided to use it.  ALSO, I got to use a couple of different elements that had been gifted to me by one of my besties. Thanks, Donna!!! The fern is one among many die cuts she sent to me, as is the greeting. I LOVE the greeting, isn't it fabulous?


The Ingredients:
Recollections Pink and Green Card Stock
GKD White Card Stock
Cuttlebug Tiny Bubbles Embossing Folder
Core'denations Dots and Stripes Patterned Paper
Stash Marbled Paper
Gifted Fern Die Cut
Gifted Greeting
SU Medium Daisy Punch
SU Floral Essence Punch
Trinity Stamps Something New Baubles



 If you head on over to the Can You Handle the Pressure Blog and play along, you could win this fabulous embossing folder, it's a fun one!! Don't forget to check out all the beautiful cards the other designers have created.

The holidays are finally over, I hope things are settling down for you. When you get a chance please go take a look at the Can You Handle the Pressure blog. You won't be sorry.
 
Until next time dear reader, aspire to be inspired, and here's celebrating your Creative Muse.
~judy
 

Wednesday, January 4, 2023

HAPPY 7TH BIRTHDAY DOUBLE D! - AND GIVEAWAY!!!!

Dear Ones~
Happy New Year!!! WOW, 2022 went by fast! A new challenge is up over at Double D, and guess what, it's our BIRTHDAY. We are 7 years old now, and the challenge this time is anything BIRTHDAY related. Here is the Mood Board for our inspiration:
 
***In celebration of our 7th birthday I HAVE A GIVEAWAY***
Stay tuned until the end of this post and I'll give you the details!
 
Here's my Card:
This card was so much fun to make! It's actually an embossing folder and matching stencil - that's it. So easy to do, and the image comes out beautifully!! I embossed the light blue card stock with the embossing folder, then lined up the stencils in the suggested order and used Gina K inks for the colors.

 
 The Ingredients:
GKD White Card Stock
Tim Holtz Gold Metallic Card Stock
Recollections Lite Blue Card Stock
Altenew Lush Garden Embossing Folder
Altenew Lush Garden Stencil Set
GKD Lilac Ink Cube Set
GKD Orchid Ink Cube Set
GKD Spruce Ink Cube Set
SU Peekaboo Peach Ink
Trinity Stamps Baubles
Stash Happy Birthday Die
Stickles
 
 
 
There are 4 prizes up for grabs for 4 lucky winners this time, since we are celebrating our birthday. If you play along, just look at what you could win! The winners are chosen randomly:
 





 
AND NOW FOR MY GIVEAWAY
I have a huge box of goodies to give away to one lucky person in celebration of our 7th Birthday. To win, all you have to do is leave a comment. HOWEVER - you must leave your email address so that I can get in touch with you. If you do not leave your email address there will be no way for me to get your mailing address - makes sense??? I have lots of stuff I'm giving away, so you really should leave a comment. Unfortunately, due to mailing costs, I will not be able to send outside the US. I'm sorry!!  I will announce the winner in my next Double D Blog post on January 18th, so make sure and tune in to see if you won.
 
My wish for you in 2023 is that you find peace and contentment in wherever life takes you.  I hope you had a lovely holiday,  and don't forget to check out Double D.  
 
 Until next time dear readers, aspire to be inspired, and here's celebrating your Creative Muse!!
~judy


Saturday, December 24, 2022

Can You Handle the Pressure - Snow

Dear Ones~
  There's a new challenge over at Can You Handle the Pressure.   For this challenge blog you MUST use an EMBOSSING FOLDER on your project.  Heat embossing (with embossing powder) is permitted but only IN ADDITION to your embossing folder design.  Each new challenge will have a 'TWIST' which is optional ... your choice to use or not.

The OPTIONAL TWIST for today's challenge is:

SNOW
 Here's my card:
There are so many things I love about this card. That beautiful Stampin' Up die cut border, the falling snow embossed background and that fun wax seal. I have recently become obsessed with using wax seals, and with this one I colored the image with a silver paint pen.

The Ingredients:
GKD White Card Stock
Park Lane Paperie Card Stock
SU Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits Border Die
SU Falling Snow Embossing Folder
SU Harvest Die
Paper Studio Snowflake Punch
Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp
GKE Silver Embossing Powder
Wax Stamp
Hobby Lobby Faceted Gems
 
 
 If you head on over to the Can You Handle the Pressure Blog and play along, you could win this fabulous embossing folder, it's a stunner. Don't forget to check out all the beautiful cards the other designers have created.
 
 
 
Tomorrow is Christmas, I hope you are ready. Have a blessed holiday, and when you get a chance please go take a look at the Can You Handle the Pressure blog. You won't be sorry.
 
Until next time dear reader, aspire to be inspired, and here's celebrating your Creative Muse.
~judy

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Double D - Candy Cane

 

 Dear Ones~
The theme this time over at Double D is Candy Canes. How FUN!! Who doesn't love a candy cane?  Here is the Mood Board for our inspiration:
And here's my card:
Candy Canes are not something I use every day on my cards. I had to search for even a die that I could use. I finally found this image in a coffee cup die set. That background is a new Tim Holtz die set and it's simply fabulous. It comes in two pieces and I chose to die cut both with white. 
I love the texture!!
 
The Ingredients:
GKD Red Hot and White Card Stock
Tim Holtz Layered Plaid Die Set
Spellbinders Pinked Circle Die 
SU Layered Circles Die
GKD Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
SU Poinsettia Dies
SU Teeny Tiny Wishes for Greeting
ZPARTY Coffee Mug Die Set
Martha Stewart Pine Bough Punch


 
 
If you head on over to the  Double D Challenge Blog and play along, you could win this fabulous embossing folder by Picket Fence. Don't forget to check out all the beautiful cards the other designers have created.  
 
 
Only 4 days until Christmas, are you ready???  I hope you have a lovely holiday,  and don't forget to check out Double D
 Until next time dear readers, aspire to be inspired, and here's celebrating your Creative Muse!!
~judy