Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Double D - Colors of Summer

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Dear Ones~ Today's offering is for the next Double D Challenge - COLORS OF SUMMER!!! Here's the Mood Board for our inspiration. I think it screams NEON!! See what I mean?

 
Here's what I came up with:
For this card I was inspired by the photo in the bottom left. Those beach balls are da bomb, LOVE all the bright neon colors. I used a stamp set from Stampin' Up called Circle Celebration. I haven't used my GKD Electro Pop Inks for awhile. This is a line that Gina's daughter, Rina, developed. They are bright neon colors and perfect for this challenge.
 
 
 
 
 
Here are the Ingredients:
Neena Neon Card Stock
GKD White and Black Onyx Card Stock
SU Circle Celebration Stamp Set
GKD Electro Pop Inks
SU Birthday Chick Die for Greeting
Trinity Stamps Baubles
 
 
 
 
 If you head on over to the  Double D Challenge Blog and play along, you could win this beautiful set of Nuvo Diamond Hybrid Ink Pads in Tropical colors.  And don't forget to check out all the beautiful cards the other designers have created for your inspiration.

 
Still hot here, but I guess we have to expect that since it IS summer. We are getting some haze in the air from the fires up in Canada, very sad that there is so much devastation up there.  I'm so glad you stopped by, I adore your comments. They always make me smile. Please stay well and enjoy your crafting. Now head on over to Double D to see what's going on. 
 
Until next time, here's celebrating your Creative Muse.  
~judy

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

MOD SQUAD CHALLENGE - VELLUM FLOWERS

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Dear Ones~
This time over at the Mod Squad Challenge I am hosting, and I have chosen to use VELLUM FLOWERS as the focal. You must use vellum flowers as your focal or your entry will be eliminated.

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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, an online video website featuring broadcast quality paper crafting videos, galleries, a social network for paper crafters and more! Since then they have created a new website called Gina K Designs. 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. There is also a monthly card challenge, where you have 3 chances to win a $25 gift certificate. Visit that HERE.

PRIZE

A $20 gift certificate to the Gina K Designs store.

Here is my card:
I began by stamping the flowers and leaves from the GKD Bloomin’ Wild Stamp Set by Lisa Hetrick with GKD Embossing and Watermark Ink. I heat embossed them with GKD Detailed Gold Embossing Powder, colored them with Copic Markers, and then die cut them with the companion dies. I cut out the white heart with the Master Layouts 4 die and cut the black heart from that die set as well. The little button is also from that set. The background panels were cut with the Master Layouts 1 die set and the patterned paper is from the Sending Love Patterned Paper Pack. The greeting was stamped in GKD Obsidian Amalgam Ink with a stamp from the Rose Bouquet Stamp Set. Card stocks used were GKD Heavy Base Weight White and Black Onyx


 
 Thanks for stopping by, I always enjoy your comments. And don't forget to swing on over to The Mod Squad Challenge and play along. You could win the prize.

Until next time, here's celebrating your Creative Muse.
Hugs,
~judy
 




 
 

 

Double D - Summer Gingham

 
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Dear Ones~
This time over at Double D we are playing with gingham - SUMMER gingham to be exact. Here is the Mood Board for our inspiration:
 

And here is my design:


I am so partial to gnomes, and this little guy from Simon Says Stamp just makes me smile. Paper piecing his clothes and wheel barrow was so much fun. Gingham lends itself to paper piecing very well because of the small design, so it was easy peasy. Painted a few parts with my Zigs and die cut the image out with the companion die.

 
 
The Ingredients:
GKD White and Black Onyx Card Stock
SSS Spring Gnomies
Recollections Home Basics Patterned Paper
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers
Stash Twine



 
 
 
If you head on over to the  Double D Challenge Blog and play along, you could win this adorable patterned paper pack.  And don't forget to check out all the beautiful cards the other designers have created for your inspiration. 
 

Boy, howdy, is it hot here in Northern Michigan today. 91 is just unheard of...what is going on??? I'm so glad you stopped by, I adore your comments. They always make me smile. Please stay well and enjoy your crafting. Now head on over to Double D to see what's going on. 
 
Until next time, here's celebrating your Creative Muse.  
~judy

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Double D - Signs of Summer

 Dear Ones~
Well, we are finally into what feels like summer, so the theme this time over at Double D is so appropriate - SIGNS OF SUMMER. I love it!!! Here's the Mood Board for our inspiration:
 
Here's my card:
 

I have had this charming little stamp for years and years. I don't even think the company is around any more. It's a wood mount, but I have peeled the stamp off and use it like a regular rubber stamp.  When I saw the image in the lower left corner of the Mood Board I had to dig it out. Isn't it just so sweet? I fussy cut her cute little sundress from patterned paper, and watercolored the rest of her with Karin Brush Markers. I sponged the "seaweed" and sand dollar die cuts with Plum Punch Ink for dimension, and placed the small starfish to look like she is picking it up. I thought the addition of the baubles made it look like bubbles from the sea. I didn't add a greeting, didn't feel like it was needed here.
 
The Ingredients:
Recollections Very Violet Card Stock
Recollections Kraft Card Stock
Recollections Petite Floral Patterned Paper for Sundress
Recollections Bouquet Basics Patterned Paper
Stamps Happen, Inc. Collecting Sea Shells Stamp
Canson XL Watercolor Paper
GKD Plum Punch Ink
SU Under the Sea Dies for Sea Life
Trinity Stamps Bubble Blowout Baubles
Karin Brush Markers

 
If you head on over to the  Double D Challenge Blog and play along, you could win this adorable die set by Cheapo Dies.  And don't forget to check out all the beautiful cards the other designers have created for your inspiration. 
Cheapo Dies - Beach Chair


I'm so glad you stopped by, I adore your comments. They always make me smile. Please stay well and enjoy your crafting. Now head on over to Double D to see what's going on. 
 
Until next time, here's celebrating your Creative Muse.  
~judy


Monday, June 14, 2021

Make the Cards Challenge - Guest Designer


Dear Ones~
This week it is my great good pleasure to be guest designing for the Make the Cards Challenge. 
 
This is a fun challenge blog that changes every week, and there is always something new or different to create.  Our challenge this week is a theme, which is ENCOURAGEMENT. 
 
 And here is my card:
I used several different dies and stamps for this card. The background is a Stampin' Up patterned paper that I just love. The sunburst on the left  from Papertrey Ink was heat embossed with gold, colored with Karin Brush Markers and then fussy cut.

 
The Ingredients:
Recollections Very Violet Card Stock
GKD White Card Stock
SU Frosted Florals DSP
PTI Sun and Moon Stamp
Sizzix Winter Garland Dies
SU Sending Thoughts Stamp for Greeting
SU Ornate Frames Die
Tim Holtz Kraft Metallic Card Stock
GKD Gold Embossing Powder
Trinity Stamps Gold Baubles


 
 Here is another card with this theme:
 
I love the delicate pastels on this card, it's so sweet. Here I used a technique that I learned from Dawn Griffith of Dawn's Stamping Thoughts. You can see her video HERE.  Little squares are cut and glued together for a cute pinwheel design. I also used the very popular Book Binding Fancy Fold that's all the rage right now.  HERE is a link to a video by Karen Titus showing the how-to.  The background is a pretty 3D embossing folder from Altenew called Enchanted Vines.
 

The Ingredients:
Recollections Rose Petals Card Stock
GKD White Card Stock
 Altenew Enchanted Vines 3D Embossing Folder
Memory Box Springtime Bouquet Patterned Paper
Craft Consortium Bloom & Wild PP
SU In Symmetry Stamp for Greeting
SU Tasteful Labels Die
Versafine Ink & Clear EP for Greeting
Stash Pearls and Ribbon
 
 
 
 
You can enter your creation  HERE.  
The Make the Cards Challenge winner will be the following week's Featured Creator.

Use #mtcc20 and #makethecardschallenge on your card projects when you post them to social media or in public forums and galleries.

For more info and rules for the challenges, click HERE.

Thanks for stopping by, I love to read all your wonderful comments. Stay well, and until next time, Here's Celebrating Your Creative Muse!
 
Hugs,
~judY