Monday, April 23, 2018

Dies R Us - Wine a Bit

Dear Ones~
Today over at the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog I use an awesome die to create a card with a wine theme. Here's my card:

I die cut the image from white card stock and then heat embossed it 3 times for a metallic look. I also did the same for the string element. For instructions on how I made this card, visit the
Dies R Us Inspiration Blog.

Here are the Ingredients:
GKD Ivory Card Stock
GKD Faded Brick Card Stock
SU Wood Textures Paper
Cheery Lynn Wine a Bit Die
Penny Black Antique Frames Dies
Impression Obsession Geometric Cut Out
Elizabeth Crafts Ribbons & Jewels Die
SSS Rose Gold Embossing Powder
GKD Fanciful Tags Stamp for Greeting

*** And guess what!  The Dies R Us Store not only carries a wide variety of fantastic Dies, but it also carries Embossing Folders, Paper Pads, Inks, and Adhesives to name just a few for your paper crafting needs.  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 had a good weekend. We are in the throes of another spring snow storm. Will it ever END???? Thanks for all your lovely comments, I appreciate every one of them!!!

Hugs~

~judy~

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Double D - Friendship

Dear Ones~
This time over at Double D we are thinking about FRIENDSHIP! So many ways to express this wonderful subject!!

Here is the Mood Board for our inspiration:

 And here is my card:
I absolutely ADORE this image by Mo's Digital Pencil. It always makes me think of our daughter, Sarah. She wore her hair in piggy tails like that when she was little. And the sweet dog looks just like our beloved Libby who lives with us now. I had so much fun coloring this with my Prismas. The dog was a challenge - shading is a bugger with animals I think. I wish I could have gotten more contrast between the light and dark. 
For a final touch I put little dots on "Sarah's" panties with a Signo Gel Pen. Adds a little pop to the look.

Here are the Ingredients:
GKD White, Turquoise Sea and Jelly Bean Card Stock
Mo's Digital Pencil Image "Buds"
Prismacolor Colored Pencils
Hot Off the Press Janie's Friends Stamp for Greeting
Hot Off the Press Heart Dazzles
White Signo Gel Pen

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 awesome die 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, April 16, 2018

Dies R Us - What's the Buzzz

Dear Ones~
Today over at the Dies R Us Inspirational Blog I play with a wonderful bee die by Memory Box. Here is my card:
I just LOVE this beautiful intricate bee die. It's big and serious, and there are so many possibilities when using it. For instructions on how I made this card, please visit the 

Here are the Ingredients:
GKD Kraft Card Stock 
GKD Dark Sage Card Stock
7 Gypsies Conservancy Patterned Papers
Memory Box Intricate Bee Die
Memory Box Honey Comb Square Die
Poppy Stamps Pierced Borders Die
Waffle Flower Year Round Words 

*** And guess what!  The Dies R Us Store not only carries a wide variety of fantastic Dies, but it also carries Embossing Folders, Paper Pads, Inks, and Adhesives to name just a few for your paper crafting needs.  Click right HERE and you will see a whole list of amazing products that the Dies R Us Store carries at amazing prices! ***

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 had a good weekend, and thanks for all your lovely comments, I appreciate every one of them!!!

Hugs~

~judy~

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Mod Squad Challenge - Simply Clean

Dear Ones~
This  time it's my turn to host the challenge over at The Mod Squad. I have chosen to do a CLEAN AND SIMPLE card for this challenge. Clean and simple means there is a LOT of blank space, typically white, but I suppose you could use any color. Other than the focal, there is nothing on the card, except a greeting if you want. No embellishments or extras of any kind.

SPONSOR
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. 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.

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 by Theresa Momber called By the Sea 2 for the focal and the greeting. I stamped it on Gina K Designs 120# Heavy Base Weight White card stock and colored it with Distress Markers. I used the masking technique to make some of the grasses look like they were behind the Nautilus shell. Then I put the card together with some Gina K Designs Fresh Asparagus Card Stock for a mat.

 

Here are the Ingredients:  
GKD White Card Stock  
GKD Fresh Asparagus Card Stock
GKD By the Sea 2 Stamp Set
Distress Markers
Stickles for Sand   


  Thanks for stopping 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 Twine

Dear Ones~
This time over at Double D we are playing with Twine. How fun!!!! Here is the Mood Board for our inspiration.
 
And here is my card:
I love this little bird image by Stampin' Up called Best Birds. The set comes with companion dies, which I love as well.  I used several dies from the Penny Black Antique Frame die set, and I thought the twine added a nice touch. The bird is colored with Distress Markers and I sponged all the edges of the frames for more dimension.

Here are the Ingredients:
GKD Fired Brick, White and Warm Cocoa Card Stock
Penny Black Antique Frame Die Set
Stampin' Up Best Birds Stamp Set & Dies
GKD Geo Thanks for Greeting
Stash Twine Cord

I invite you to come on over to the Double D Blog to see what the other designers have created. And if you play along you could win this awesome prize!  A crafter can never have enough twine, right?!!

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you are having a great week. Don't forget to swing by Double D and check us out. There are some great designers over there! Oh, and I so appreciate your lovely comments!!!
Hugs~
~judy~






Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Double D - Just Wing It

Dear Ones~
This time over at Double D we are WINGING IT!!! "Just Wing It", and get inspiration from this awesome Mood Board:

  
Here is my card: 
This card was made with the awesome stamp set by Claire Brennan for Gina K Designs called Fine Feathers. I colored the images with my Zigs and then treated them to a little splatter. I think the splatter really makes a card pop. I love the greeting as well, it's also in that stamp set.

Here are the Ingredients:
GKD Christmas Pine and Blue Lagoon Card Stock
GKD Fine Feathers Stamp Set
Zigs Clean Color Real Brush Pens

Please come on over to the Double D Blog to see what the other designers have created. And if you play along you could win this awesome prize!  Isn't this little fairly the sweetest thing?

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you are having a great week. Don't forget to swing by Double D and check us out. There are some great designers over there! Oh, and I so appreciate your lovely comments!!!
Hugs~
~judy~



Monday, March 19, 2018

Dies R Us - Tulip Inlay

Dear Ones~
Today on the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog I show how to do some fun inlaying.

Here is my card:
And here's how I made it:

 First I die cut the image with black card stock. I love the delicate look of this die.

Next I cut just the flowers again, this time in red, and I saved the "innies". 

I adhered the black die cut onto a panel of white card stock and then inlaid the red "innies". This is so much fun, It's like fitting together a puzzle. HIGHLY recommend!!!

Then I cut four corners from the Amy Designs Tulip Frame. These I used as an embellishment along the edge of the white panel. I love the lacy effect.

And this is what it looks like put all together with a little ribbon,
some white gel pen dots, and some pearls.

These are the dies I used:

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Thanks for stopping by, I so look forward to your comments! I hope you like these awesome die sets as much as I do!! And do give the inlay technique a try. Take a look at some of the dies offered at Dies R Us and see what will work!
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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