Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Double D - If the Shoe Fits

Dear Ones~
As I write this I am probably camping in the Upper Peninsula of my beloved Mitten. We love fall camping!! So this time over at Double D we are seeing If the Shoe Fits. Here is the adorable Mood Board for your inspiration:

 

And here is my card for you:
 I really don't have any shoe stamps, but I did find this cute little garden boot from Simon Says Stamp. It's part of one of their monthly stamp kits, I forget which one. The name of the stamp set is Showers and Flowers. I am such a fan of yellow and navy together, so I thought I would get out my water colors and paint those little boots a bright yellow. The blue background has been embossed with the Stampin' Up Tufted Dynamic Embossing Folder. I think the polka dotted ribbon really fits well with the look of the card.



Here are the Ingredients:
GKD White and Blue Denim Card Stock
Recollections Petite Floral PP
SSS Showers and Flowers Stamp
SU Tufted Dynamic EF
GKD Crystaline Drops
Stash Watercolors 





I would love for you to hop on over to Double D Challenges and see what the other designers have created. And if you play along you could win this fabulous die set.

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

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Dies R Us - Brilliant Butterfly


Dear Ones~
Good morning! Today I am sharing another card with you I made for the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog. Sadly, this will be my last post for the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog, it's time for me to step down. It has been my great good pleasure to be in the company of such talented and creative designers. My sincere thanks to Darlene and Dani for inviting me to participate in this wonderful adventure.

Here is my card:

I really enjoyed making this card. I die cut the butterfly image and layered it on top of some velllum. Then I die cut it again from glitter card stock and inlaid the pieces for the background behind the butterfly. I embossed a piece of white card stock with the Cuttlebug Bubbles Embossing Folder for the base panel. To see how I made this step by step, swing on over to the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog for details. 

Here are the Ingredients:
GKD Turquoise Sea & White Card
Best Creations Copper Card
PTI Vellum 
Cuttlebug Bubbles Embossing Folder
Memory Box Sensational Butterfly Collage
Tim Holtz Shadow Script 2
Stash Glitter Card
SU Glitter Dots


*** 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! ***

DT CALL ALERT!!!!!
We are having a DT CALL for our Inspiration team. You can find all the details here: http://www.diesrusblog.com/p/blog-page_8.html We are looking for EIGHT crafty designers for a 6 month term (Oct 2018 - March 2019). Look forward to hearing from YOU!! ENDS 9-14-18
 
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, September 5, 2018

MOd Squad Challenge - Stamp Your Block

Dear Ones~
This week it's my turn to host over at the Mod Squad Challenge. My challenge is to use an acrylic block to stamp a background. You can watch a video by Gina K HERE to see how it's done. 

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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 Bold & Blooming, and the greeting is from the GKD Hello Beautiful stamp set. I stamped my acrylic block into GKD Tranquil Teal Ink, spritzed it with water, and then stamped on GKD White Card Stock. Then I used the GKD Amalgam Black Ink to stamp the flowers and greeting. That panel was then adhered to a piece of GKD Black Onyx Card Stock and then onto a GKD Tranquil Teal card base. The little button was made by punching out 4 half inch circles out of Tranquil Teal Card Stock, gluing them together and then coating the whole thing 3 times with clear embossing powder. I attached the ribbon and voilá.....a little handmade button.
 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 - Popping a Wheelie

Dear Ones~
I trust you had a good holiday weekend and stayed safe. This time over at Double D we are playing with WHEELS. Anything with wheels will do. Here is the Mood Board provided for your inspiration:


 

This is what I came up with:
 I have had this cute little wheelbarrow full of flowers image for a long time. It's a very old Gina K Mini Stamp set. It probably has been long since retired. Anyway, my eye went right to the cute wooden wheelbarrow in the Mood Board and I thought of this stamp. I used GKD Faded Brick card stock and stamped and heat embossed the image with Brown Sugar Embossing Powder, made a mask of the image and then stamped the diamond shape from Altenew Geo Frames over the mask. This was also heat embossed and then the whole thing was fussy cut. Then I painted the flowers with bleach and when it was dry I colored them with colored pencils. I stamped the image again on some GKD Grateful Heart Patterned Paper and fussy cut the bed of the wheelbarrow.  The background was textured with a Stampin' Up Basket Weave Dynamic Embossing Folder.

Here are the Ingredients:
GKD Kraft and Faded Brick Card Stock
GKD Thanks a Bunch Stamp Set
GKD Grateful Heart Patterned Paper
Altenew Geo Frames Stamp
SU Basket WEave Dynamic Embossing Folder
Bleach
Prismacolor Pencils
Nuvo Crystal Drops

I invite you to hop on over to Double D Challenges and see what the other designers have created. And if you play along, you could win this cute die set.

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


Monday, September 3, 2018

Dies R Us - Posy Trellis

Dear Ones~
This time over at the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog I share a pretty layered card with posies and a faux trellis. Here is my creation:
I have used some new-to-me patterned paper for the background from the Amy Sai First Edition Wild Flower patterned paper stack. I LOVE the colors. I also love that Sue Wilson die called Bella, from her Frames and Tags collection. Those swirly bits are really beautiful. If you would like to see how I made this card, swing on over to the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog and check it out.

Here are the Ingredients:
GKD Edible Eggplant, Lovey Lavender and White Card Stock
Amy Sai First Edition Wild Flower Patterned Paper
Sue Wilson Faux Quilled Blooms
Sue Wilson Frames & Tags - Bella
Frantic Stamper Double Diamond Card Panel
GKD Cottage Garden Stamp for Greeting
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, August 15, 2018

Double D - The Moon & The Stars

Dear Ones~
This time over at Double D the Moon and Stars are the limit. Here is the beautiful Mood Board provided for our inspiration. I hope you see something wonderful!!

And here is my card:
I love Lavinia Stamps. They are so ethereal and full of whimsy. I started this card by stamping and clear embossing the stars all over the panel. Then I masked off the moon and sponging the sky with various Distress Inks. After this I masked off the sky and sponged the moon, stamped on his face with a Kitchen Sink Stamps image and gave him a little blush on his cheeks. I stamped the sweet fairy, tree limbs and grasses in black ink and added some Stickles for glimmer. I just think that little fairy looks so happy.

Here are the Ingredients:
GKD Blue Denim Card Stock
Stash White Glitter Card Stock
Strathmore Watercolor Paper
GKD Amalgam Black Ink
KSS Friends of the Moon Stamp Set
Lavinia Make A Wish Stamp
GKD By the Sea 2 Stamp Set
SU Jars of Love Stamp Set
Clear Embossing Powder
Stickles

I invite you to hop on over to Double D Challenges and see what the other designers have created. And if you play along you could win this fabulous die set.
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you are having a great week. I cannot BELIEVE it is August already!! Don't forget to swing by Double D and check us out.  Oh, and I so appreciate your lovely comments!!!
Hugs~
~judy~


Monday, August 13, 2018

Dies R Us - Fairy Thistles

Dear Ones~
Good Monday morning. Today I am sharing some inspiration over at the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog. I have a pretty card using the Lavinia Stamps Fairy Thistle stamp, and some wonderful Dies R Us products.

Check it out:


I love Lavinia Stamps. All the images are sweet and very ethereal. First I stamped the Fairy Thistles on a panel of patterned paper. Then I dotted the image with Deco Foil Liquid Adhesive, let it dry, applied transfer foil, and rubbed. The foil sticks to the tacky dried adhesive and we come away with beautiful, shiny gold beads of foil. 

  Here's a close up of that foiling technique. I LOVE the result,  just think of all the possibilities!!!
 For the details on how I made this card, and for links to all the Dies R Us supplies I used, 
go on over to the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog.


Here are the Ingredients:
Recollections Rose Petals Card Stock
Stash Gold Foil Card Stock
DCWV Preserved Paper Patterned Paper
Lavinia Stamps Fairy Thistles Stamp
Frantic Stamper Frothy Wave Edger Die
Tim Holtz Shadow Script #2 Hello Die


*** 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~