Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Double D - Pick A Pattern

Dear Ones~
It's time for another Double D Challenge over at the Double D Challenge Blog. This time we are playing with patterns. Here is the Mood Board for your inspiration:


Lots of different patterns here. This is the card I came up with:

I love the red and white patterns in the upper right corner of the Mood Board, so I thought I would pick up on that theme. For the background panel I used a piece of SU Cajun Craze card stock and stamped all over with Versamark using the GKD Simply Flowers stamp set to imitate the red fabric with the white circles. Then I white heat embossed. I love how it turned out. The other 2 patterns are from a stack called Basics by the Pebbles Company. The flowers are die cut from the MFT Stitched Flowers dies.

The Ingredients:
*SU Cajun Craze Card
*GKD White and Warm Cocoa Card
*GKD Simply Flowers Stamp Set 
*SU Good Morning Magnolia stamp for greeting
MFT Stitched Flowers Dies
SU Rectangle Stitched Frame Die for Greeting
Pebbles Basics Paper Pad
Autumn Red Nuvo Drops

 If you head on over to the  Double D Challenge Blog and play along, you would win this fabulous paper pad. And don't forget to check out all the beautiful cards the other designers have created.

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, there is always so much inspiration there.
Hugs~
~judy

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

MSC Challenge - Total Eclipse of the Card

Dear Ones~
I can't believe it's June already. The leaves are finally on the trees and our flowers are blooming. It was a long time coming this year. Today I'm hosting the Mod Squad Challenge Blog, and I have chosen to do the Eclipse Technique. What is the Eclipse Technique you ask? Well head on over to the lovely Karen Hightower’s YouTube Channel HERE and watch her video. The way that she applies the “hello” on her card is called the Eclipse Technique. Use any die for this technique, it does not have to be a word die.

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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.

And here is my card:
For this card I used the Gina K Designs Elegant Asters stamp set and the Hello Die. Card stocks are Barely There, Coral Reef and Black Onyx. Inks are Coral Reef, Tangerine Twist, Innocent Pink and Black Amalgam.  To do the sponged circle behind the greeting I used GKD Masking Magic Masking Paper.
 I first made a mask by die cutting a circle from the masking paper. I applied it to my card front and sponged the circle. After removing the mask, I stamped the flowers and leaves right over the sponging with Amalgam ink and then colored them with Copics. I die cut the HELLO from the card front, made 3 black die cuts of the HELLO as well, and stacked them together. In Karen's video she used foam tape to pop up the die cut, I used the layers. The final touch was to apply some Nuvo Crystal Drops in Buttermilk.


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 - Rose Garden

Dear Ones~
It's time for another challenge over at the Double D Challenge Blog. Our challenge this time is to use roses - handmade, stamped, die cut or purchased. Just look at this beautiful Mood Board for our inspiration:

 

Here's my card:
I decided to do yellow roses for a change. I mostly do pink or red, so I thought I would change it up a bit. I love that embossing folder, it's really beautiful in real life. The roses are done with the Altenew stamp set called Vintage Roses. There are 4 stamps to the image. The trick is to pick the ink colors for the best effect. Sometimes it takes me several tries before I get just the right combination.

Here are the Ingredients:
GKD  Lemon Drop and White Card Stock
Tim Holtz Botanical Embossing Folder
Altenew Vintage Roses  Stamp Set
GKD Beautiful Day Stamp for Greeting
Altenew Honey Drizzle, Fresh Lemon, and Evergreen Inks
SU Mint Macaron, Wild Wasabi and Crushed Curry Inks
GKD Warm Cocoa Ink for Greeting
SU Smooth Sailing Die for Greeting
Stickles for Flower Centers
If you head on over to the  Double D Challenge Blog and play along, you would win this beautiful die set. And don't forget to check out all the beautiful cards the other designers have created.

 
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, there is always so much inspiration there.
Hugs~
~judy


Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Double D - Frames

Dear Ones~
This time over at Double D it's "FRAMES" that have the stage. Frames, you may ask? Look at the Mood Board, and all will become clear:

Lots of inspiration here. Just use a frame of any shape or size on your creation.

Here is what I came up with:

I picked up on the colors in the lower left corner, and I also liked the pop of yellow in the lower right. I used the SU Stitched Rectangles dies to make my frames, and that cute little bird was paper pieced with some bright polka dot paper. I sparkled up his beak, wings and tail with some Stickles after I colored them with an orange Stampin' Write Marker.

And the Ingredients:
*Recollections Storm Clouds Card
*Recollections Ocean Card
*Recollections Home Basics Patterned Paper
*K & Company Patterned Paper
*SU Stitched Rectangles Dies
*Technique Tuesday Bird Friends Stamps
*Nuvo Crystal Drops
*Stickles



 I invite you to head on over to the  Double D Challenge Blog and check out what all the other designers have done. And if you play along you could win this awesome set of dies:

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, there is always so much inspiration over there.
Hugs~
~judy

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Power Poppy - Simply Resistable

Dear Ones~
This is the second challenge I have entered today. Woo Hoo - I'm on a roll!!!!! This time it's over at the Power Poppy Creative Confetti Challenge. Julie has invited us to use the emboss resist technique on our project. Here is what I came up with:

 I really enjoy using this technique, especially with white embossing powder. Here I used the Power Poppy Azaleas stamp set. I white heat embossed the largest image and then painted it with my Distress Markers and some water. Then I stamped a smaller image from the set onto some GKD Whisper card stock with Whisper Ink for a background on the card base. Kinda hard to see in the photo, it's very faint but I like the look.  I heat embossed the greeting on some vellum and wrapped it around the focal so that you can see some of the flowers behind.





Here is a close up of the pretty flowers.





 

The Ingredients:
GKD Whisper and Passionate Pink Card Stock 
GKD London Fog Card Stock 
GKD Whisper Ink
Tim Holtz Botanical 3D Embossing Folder
Strathmore Watercolor Paper
Power Poppy Azaleas Stamp Set
GKD White and Black Embossing Powder
Distress Markers
Stash Vellum
Black Nuvo Drops

Thanks for stopping by, I adore your comments. I hope you have a wonderful week!!!
Hugs~

~judy



Shadow Box - Just Wing It

Dear Ones~
It has been quite some time since I have entered a challenge just for the fun of it, and I guess that's why this project has been just that much more fun. I am entering this into the Gina K Designs Monthly Mix Challenge. This time Rema has challenged us to use something with wings on our project.

Here is what I came up with:

I recently watched a video by Sam at Mixed Up Craft where she created a Shadow Box Card. You can watch her video HERE. I thought her project was so charming, and I wanted to try making the shadow box frame just for fun. Turns out it is UBER easy to do, and so much fun. For this little gem I used the butterfly from the new GKD Elegant Asters kit, and the background was stamped with images from Lisa Hetrick's set called Something Good in Every Day. I used this really pretty glitter gold embossing powder (stash - no clue where I got it) to stamp on the background and also the butterfly, which was then sponged with Tranquil Teal Ink. The HELLO die cut was done with a die from the Elegant Asters Kit, cut 3 times, once in Tranquil Teal, twice in white and then layered.




Here is another one I did with different materials.
Ingredients for this one available upon request.  These are about 4 inches square.





The Ingredients:
First Edition Wildflower Patterned Papers
GKD White Card Stock
GKD Elegant Asters Kit
GKD Something Good in Every Day Stamp Set 
GKD Elegant Asters Kit for HELLO Die Cut
GKD Tranquil Teal Ink
Stash Embossing Powder 
Stash Gem

Sooooo....do we have spring? It snowed yesterday morning for a little while. I just shook my head and went about my business. At least my daffodils are up. Hope you have a good week, thanks so much for stopping by. I adore your comments, they always make me smile.
Hugs~

~judy

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

MSC - Happy Mother's Day

Dear Ones~
Happy May Day!! It's finally here, and the snow here in Northern Michigan is finally gone. It's my turn to host the challenge over at The Mod Squad, and I have chosen to make a Mother's Day Card.

SPONSOR
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 the card I have created for the challenge:
For this card I used a Gina K Designs stamp set by Claire Brennan called Springtime Baskets. I colored it with some Copics. Card stocks used were GKD Black Onyx, Lemon Drop, Turquoise Sea and White Layering Weight. I also used GKD Black Amalgam Ink. My mom is no longer with me, but I have a dear friend who's mom is special to me. This will be going to her. Don't you just love that little bee?

Here are the Ingredients:
GKD Black Onyx, Lemon Drop, Turquoise Sea & White Card Stock
Pebbles Garden Party Patterned Paper
Studio 8 Mary & Company Patterned Paper
GKD Springtime Baskets Stamp Set
SU Stitched Squares Die
SU Layering Squares Dies
Copic Markers
Stash Pearls and Ribbon


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