Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Double D - Pink and White

Dear Ones~
This time over at Double D we are playing with Pink and White. We can create anything, as long as we use pink and white.  Here is the Mood Board provided for our inspiration:

 

And here is my card:
 Such a pretty color combination, I had so much fun playing with this. I used a very old Sparkle and Sprinkle image from the Mon Ami stamp set. I have not thought about this set in years, don't know why it popped into my head. But I think it lends itself well to the color challenge. It is stamped and heat embossed in gold and then colored with Copics. The greeting from Stampin' Up is gold heat embossed on vellum. The background is dry embossed with a unique Sizzix embossing folder that is 3 dimensional.

Here are the Ingredients:
GKD Innocent Pink Card
GKD White Heavy Base Weight Card 
Stash Gold Foil
GKD Gold Embossing Powder
Sparkle and Sprinkle Mon Ami Stamp
SU Stitched All Around Stamp for Greeting
Sizzix Jumbled Triangles Embossing Folder
Wall Flower Lacy Layers Die for background
Copic Markers
Gold Thread

You really need to head 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 adorable die set:
 

Thanks for stopping by, I always appreciate your wonderful comments. And check Double D out. It's a wonderful group of talented artists who love to share their creativity. Hope you are having a wonderful week.

Hugs~
~judy~








Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Mod Squad - Greet your Vellum

Dear Ones~

Happy February! Where DID January go? We went from the sub-zero Polar Vortex temps to an unseasonably warm 42 degrees in a week. Welcome to Northern Michigan.

This week it's my turn once again to host over at The Mod Squad Challenge. My challenge is to apply your greeting to vellum. You MUST use vellum for your greeting or your entry will be removed so as not to skew the numbers for the prize drawing.

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 my card:
I adore this stamp set with the goofy owls. They just make me smile. For this card I used a Gina K Designs stamp set Wise Old Owl , and the Wise Old Owl Companion Dies. Patterned Papers are from the Wisteria Lane and Sending Love Patterned Paper Pack. Card stock is GKD white and Black Onyx.

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 - Hearts

Dear Ones~
This time over at Double D we are playing with HEARTS. Easy, peasy, right? And just look at all the lovely hearts on this Mood Board for our inspiration:


Here's my card:
I decided I wanted to make a shaped card for a change, so I folded the card stock in two and placed the die so that the top slightly overhung the fold. After it's cut, the fold remains. Then I die cut another of the same shape and ran it through an embossing folder to give it a quilted look. That piece was adhered to the card front.

Here are the Ingredients:
HOTP Love & 5 Hearts Die for Shape
SU Tip Top Taupe Card Stock
SU Tufted Dynamic Embossing Folder
SU So Detailed Thinlits
SU Balloon Pop Up Thinlits for Die Cut Bow
EK Success Flower Punch
Stash Pearls and  Cord

I hope you will hop on over to Double D Challenges and see what the other designers have created. And if you play along, you will have a chance to win this adorable little die.
 

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you are having a great week. And don't forget to swing by Double D and check us out.  I so appreciate your lovely comments!!! They mean a lot!
Hugs~
~judy~


Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Double D - Looking Back in Time and WINNER!!!!

Dear Ones~
This time over at Double D we are waxing nostalgic and Looking Back in Time. Something that reminds us of times gone by. Here is the Mood Board for our inspiration:


And here is my card:
Dress forms were used back in the day when sempstresses had to make their own patterns. I suppose they are still used today in certain situations, but the average sempstress just uses a store bought pattern. This is a very old stamp from Gina K Designs, and I love it. Here I heat embossed with brown embossing powder and then colored it with Copics. Several dies were used, I love the patterned paper too. All the elements were sponged for a vintage look. The delicate die cut edge really makes this card unique

Here are the Ingredients:
SU Tip Top Taupe Card Stock
DCWV Preserved Paper Patterned Paper
GKD Springtime Silhouettes
SU Butterfly Gala for Greeting
SU Foliage Frame Framelits
SU Delicate Lace Edgelits
Copic Markers
GKD Dark Chocolate EP
Stash Pearls and Ribbon

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 will have a chance to win this fabulous die set.
 

AND NOW FOR MY WINNER 
from last week's challenge.

It is ALICE, with this fabulous card!!!! 

Congratulations to Alice, and my thanks to all who participated in this fun challenge.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you are having a great week. And don't forget to swing by Double D and check us out. You can see the other winners there too.  Oh, and I so appreciate your lovely comments!!! They mean a lot!
Hugs~
~judy~

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Mod Squad - Patterned Paper Triple Time

Dear Ones~
Happy New Year!!!! I trust that you had a great holiday and are ready to begin a wonderful and prosperous new year filled with awesome possibilities. But I digress.

This week it's my turn to host over at The Mod Squad. I have chosen to use AT LEAST 3 different patterned papers for my challenge.

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 came up with:
For this card I used a Gina K Designs mini stamp set You Get Me. The patterned papers are from the Sending Love patterned paper pack. Card stocks are Sea Glass and Black Onyx, and the die is called Royal Frame. This is no longer available, but the Decorative Label Die would work just as well.
 
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 - It's On the Menu

Dear Ones~
GIVEAWAY ALERT

HAPPY 3rd ANNIVERSARY to US. It's Double D's 3rd anniversary, so we are celebrating with WHAT'S ON THE MENU!!! And stay tuned until the end of this post, because I have a fantastic GIVEAWAY for one lucky player.

Just look at this Mood Board provided for our inspiration. We are to use anything found on a menu.



Here's my card:
 I just LOVE black and gold together, so classy and elegant.  I also love a good martini, something you would find on a menu. This stamp is from Impression Obsession, I think it's so cute that they used cupcakes instead of olives, and a candle instead of a stir. Lots of blitz and glamour here, reminds me of the night clubs of the Roaring 20s.

Here are the Ingredients:
GKD Black Onyx Card Stock
DCWV Black Kraft & Gold Patterned Paper
Impression Obsession Birthday Cakes Stamp
Paper Studio Words Stamp
Ranger Princess Gold Embossing Powder
Gold Thread & Ribbon
Gold Gems

I invite you to hop on over to Double D Challenges and see what the other designers have created. And in celebration of our 3rd anniversary, instead of one prize, we have 3 this month. 
If you play along, you will have a chance to win. 
Here are the prizes:
Prize #1

Prize #2

Prize #3
 

AND NOW FOR MY GIVEAWAY
If you enter the challenge you will have a chance to win. AND ~ if you play along with an entry AND leave a comment here on my blog as well, your name will be entered twice. I will use Random.Org to determine the winner. Check back on the Double D Blog when the winners for the challenge are announced because the winner of my giveaway will be announced there too.

MY GIVEAWAY
A TINY WREATH BUILDER BUNDLE from Simon Says Stamp and Gina K Designs. This is a great prize, so good luck.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you are having a great week. I wish you all the best in the new year, dear Reader. And don't forget to swing by Double D and check us out.  Oh, and I so appreciate your lovely comments!!!
Hugs~
~judy~

 


Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Double D - Let It Snow

Dear Ones~
This time over at Double D the theme is LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW. How appropriate, it's snowing as I write this. Not sure I'm happy about it either....lol.

Here is the Mood Board provided for our inspiration:

And here's what I created:

I recently watched THIS video by Tina Zink called Emboss Resist Spotlight. It looked like so much fun I had to try it. It was easy to do, but I think the results are FABULOUS. Here I used a stamp set by Stampin' Up called Snow is Glistening, and GKD Tranquil Teal Ink. I attached some sequins and filled them with  Crystal Stickles for a sparkly accent.

Here are the Ingredients:
GKD White Heavy Weight Card Stock
Stampin' Up Snow Is Glistening Stamp Set
GKD Tranquil Teal Ink
GKD Fine Detail Embossing Powder
Sequins and 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 awesome die.
 
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you are having a great week. Christmas is right around the corner now. I hope you aren't so busy that you can't enjoy the fun and fellowship of the season. Don't forget to swing by Double D and check us out.  Oh, and I so appreciate your lovely comments!!!
Hugs~
~judy~