Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Double D - Tea & Coffee

Dear Ones~
This time over at the Double D Challenge Blog we are enjoying TEA & COFFEE. Mmmm.....think I'll have a cup!

Here is the Mood Board for our inspiration:

 

And here is my card:
 I have had this cute little stacked tea cup die forever and never really got around to using it. So happy this Mood Board came up to rectify that. I decided to do some inlay here, one of my favorite techniques. So I cut the image with white card stock and then cut it again using 3 other patterned papers. Then I went about inserting all those tiny bits where they belong. The white background panel is from Stampin' Up and it's called Tufted Dynamic Embossing Folder. I just love it!!!

Here are the Ingredients:
GKD White Card Stock 
SU Soft Sky Card Stock
SU Tufted Dynamic Embossing Folder
Sue Wilson Olivia Die
DCWV Pocket Blossoms Patterned Papers
Poppystamps Teacup Stack
SU Very Vintage for Greeting
GKD Gold Embossing Powder


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 ADORABLE stamp 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, July 16, 2018

Dies R Us - Wild Posies

Dear Ones~
Today I have a sweet card full of wildflowers. It's my turn to inspire you over at the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog, and I have chosen to use the Tim Holtz Wild Flowers Die Set.

Here is my card:
I die cut all the flowers out of water color paper and used Distress Inks to color them. I love how they look, Distress Inks are so nice for this type of effect. To see how I made this card, use the link above to take you to the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog.

Here are the Ingredients:
GKD White and Powder Blue Card Stock
 Tim Holtz Wild Flowers Die Set
Sue Wilson Australian Background Die
Sue Wilson Expressions - Mix & Match Friendship
Tim Holtz Distress Inks
Stash Ribbon and 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 have a good week. Thanks for all your lovely comments, I appreciate every one of them!!!

Hugs~
~judy~

Monday, July 9, 2018

Stamp TV - Bleach Time

Dear Ones~
Today I have a card for you that I am entering into the Stamp TV and Gina K Designs Release Party Challenge, to use bleach on our image.

Here is my card:
This is one of my favorite techniques. By painting bleach on your image you totally change the color. It's so much fun to see what color emerges when the bleach dries. With this technique you need to use embossing powder on the line art. If you don't, the bleach will take away the lines of ink. For the background I used Tranquil Teal and Kraft inks and stamped the Diagonal Stripe Background twice and at right angles to create the plaid.

Here's something cool. I found out that if you put little dots of glue that dries sticky on your image and let it dry it's still tacky. Then just rub transfer foil over the dots and voila, you have beautiful foiled embellishments. TRY IT!!! It's so stinkin' cool!!!


 The Ingredients:
GKD Tranquil Teal & Kraft Card
PTI Rustic Cream Card
GKD Diagonal Stripe Stamp
GKD Geo Thanks Stamp
GKD Rose Bouquet Stamp for Greeting
Spellbinders Beautiful Borders Die

So that's it for me. We have had the Princes with us for a few days and will return them to their mother on Wednesday. They are having so much fun swimming in the lake, learning to fly fish and canoeing. I will be sad to see them go.

Thanks so much for your lovely comments, they mean the world to me. Enjoy your week.

Hugs,
 ~judy~

Dies R Us - Good Morning, Glory

Dear Ones~
Today over at the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog I show you how to do a unique stained glass technique. I recently watched Jennifer McGuire do this technique and I found it so intriguing. You can watch the video HERE.

Here is my card:
This was over-the-top fun to do. A little labor intensive, and it has to dry overnight, but the whole thing is worth it. If you want to know how I made this, go over to the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog linked above.

Here are the Ingredients:
GKD Powder Blue and White Card Stock
Tutti Designs Poppies Stained Glass Die
Sue Wilson Austrian Collection Background Die
Poppystamps Pierced Borders Die
Copic Markers
Ranger Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder
Glossy Accents
Ken Oliver's Stick It



*** 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. 
 
 
click below for:

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, July 4, 2018

Thump, Thump Away

Dear Ones~
This week it's my turn to host over at The Mod Squad. The challenge is to  
use the Thumping Technique on your project

 Recently, members of The Gina K Designs Friends Group over on Facebook asked Gina to share the very first video she ever made. You can view it HERE. She showed us how to do the Thumping Technique, so I thought it would be fun to make that our challenge.

Gina K Designs Craft store
 Our sponsor is Gina K Designs!!!

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 called Dazzling Dahlia. The greeting is from the GKD stamp set Fabulous Rose Frame. For the background patterned papers I used the new Diagonal Stripes Background Stamp and the new Rose Lace Background Stamp. To make that plaid background I stamped the Diagonal Stripe in Passionate Pink Ink, turned the card stock 90 degrees, and stamped again in Lucky Clover Ink. I love how it makes that awesome plaid.
 
Here are the Ingredients:
GKD Passionate Pink, Lucky Clover and White Card Stock
GKD Passionate Pink and Lucky Clover Inks
SU Markers In:
*Always Artichoke
*Pear Pizzazz
*Sweet Sugarplum
*Rose Red
GKD Dazzling Dahlia Stamp Set
GKD Fabulous Rose Frame Stamp
GKD Diagonal Stripe Background Stamp
GKD Rose Lace Background Stamp
SU Petal Pair Embossing Folder
GKD Decorative Tags Dies
Stash Ribbon and Gems
 
  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!
Hugs~

~judy~

Double D - Nautical




Dear Ones~ Dear Ones~
This time over at Double D we are going NAUTICAL. Just look at this awesome Mood Board provided for our inspiration!


So here's my card:

I had so much fun making this card. I recently acquired a new die set from Stampin' Up called Under the Sea Framelits. It includes that awesome fishnet die along with the coral and sand dollars. I also am in possession of some really crazy and cool new embossing powders by Seth Apter called Baked Texture. You can watch a video showing these powders HERE. The sand dollars have been heat embossed with the Dirty Sand powder and the fishnet and corals are also embossed with various other powders. I stamped the GKD sailboat on the background patterned paper and then stamped again on Watermelon Wonder and Warm Cocoa card stock, then fussy cut and adhered to the stamped image for dimension.


Here are the Ingredients:
GKD Warm Cocoa and Ivory Card
GKD Ocean Mist Card
SU Watermelon Wonder Card 
Paper Studio Beach House Patterned Paper
GKD By the Sea 2 Stamp
SU Under the Sea Framelits
SU Very Vintage Stamp for Greeting
SU Crumb Cake Ink
Seth Apter Baked Texture Embossing Powder 

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 adorable die set!

CottageCutz Paddles & Rope Ladder (Net)

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you are having a great week. It's wicked hot here in Northern Michigan. Supposed to be in the 90's for several days!!! We are NOT used to this!!

Don't forget to swing by Double D and check us out.  Oh, and I so appreciate your lovely comments!!!
Hugs~
~judy~




Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Double D - Butterflies

Dear Ones~
This time over at Double D we are having fun with butterflies. Just look at this amazing Mood Board for our inspiration:

Here's my card:
I have had this Hot off the Press stamp set for awhile, so I thought this was the perfect time to break it in. It's called Art Nouveau and I just love it. Very retro! I white heat embossed the butterfly image on vellum and then colored some of the sections on the back with SU alcohol markers. Then I attached the vellum panel with brads to a piece of Hot off the Press patterned paper. I used a Martha Stewart punch to cut out a bunch of little butterflies in vellum and attached them to the panel, and then embellished with Stickles.

Here's a close up of the image:
Here are the Ingredients:
Stampin' Up Soft Sky Card Stock
Stampin' Up Perfect Plum Card Stock
HOTP Twilight Jewels Patterned Paper
HOTP Art Nouveau Stamp Set
GKD Fabulous Flowers Stamp for Greeting
Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch
CTMH Eggplant Ink
GKD Clear Embossing Powder

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 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~