Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Double D - Blue and White Winter

Dear Ones~
This time over at Double D it's a BLUE and WHITE WINTER. I love blue and white, winter not so much. None the less, it's a beautiful challenge. Here's the Mood Board for our inspiration:

And here is my card:

I wanted to do another One Sheet Wonder and was kind of inspired by the pillow in the lower right. If you haven't seen this technique,  HERE is a video for you to watch. Ruth over at Artful Stampin' does some amazing work.  I used my Glimmer Machine for the greeting and did some gold splatters for a final touch.



 
 
 
I stamped my design across the middle of the cardstock.










Then I cut it into 4 panels








Here's the inside. Used my Glimmer Machine for the sentiment too.

The Ingredients:
GKD Blue Denim and White Card Stock
Stash Gold Card Stock
GKD Triple Play Frame for snowflakes. This set has retired.
Stampin Up:
 *Artistically Hello
*Beauty of Tomorrow
*Awesomely Artistic
*Wild About Flowers
SSS Decorative Borders and Corners
SSS Cadet Ink
GKD Powder Blue and Blue Denim Inks
Simon Hurley Midnight Snack Ink
GKD Master Layouts 1 & 2
Spellbinders Essential Glimmer Sentiments
Spellbinders More Sentiments

 
If you head on over to the  Double D Challenge Blog and play along, you could win this adorable die set, and don't forget to check out all the beautiful cards the other designers have created.
 
 
 
So that's it for me today. I so appreciate your kind comments, they always make me smile. Don't forget to swing on over to the Double D Challenge and check it out. There's lots of inspiration to be had there.

Until next time, here's celebrating our Creative Muse!!
~judy
 
 
 

Monday, January 17, 2022

WINNER WINNER!!!!

 

WE HAVE A WINNER!!!

 WOOT, WOOT. We have a winner for the Party Balloons Challenge giveaway. 

 
 
And the WINNER is:
DAWN!!!!
Congratulations, DAWN, I'm so happy for you.  If you email me your address at judywoodland@yahoo.com I will get your package to you right away.

Just a note everyone:
 
I will be doing more giveaways in the very near future, so be ready. When I do a giveaway, if you leave a comment on my blog, and your name is "UNKNOWN" there is no way I can identify you if you are the winner. Please leave a name. Also, you need to leave your email address so I can contact you.
 
Thanks for playing along, and thanks for leaving all your fabulous comments.
 
Until next time, here's celebrating your Creative Muse.
 ~judy

 

 

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Mod Squad - Handmade Background Focal


 Dear Ones~
Welcome to 2022, I want to wish you all a very happy New Year, dear readers. My offering today is for the first Mod Squad Challenge of the year. I am inviting the participants to create a background with their stamps, and then use it as a focal. No other images are allowed, save a greeting if they wish. 
 
 SPONSOR  
 

       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, 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's my card:
I recently discovered a gal on YouTube who does fabulous stamped backgrounds. Her technique is one I had not seen before, you can find her work HERE. She calls her panels One Sheet Wonders because she stamps a big sheet and then cuts it apart.
 
 For this background I used several GKD stamp sets and many GKD inks. The stamp sets I used are Something Good, Bloom and Grow and Fearless Joy, all by Lisa Hetrick. The inks I used are Cherry Red, Plum Punch, Dark Sage, Prickly Pear, Jellybean Green and Charcoal Brown. I made the card using GKD Ivory Heavy Weight and Edible Eggplant Card Stock. The greeting die is from A Little Hello Stencil Bundle, and it was cut out with Edible Eggplant Card Stock. The companion shadow die was cut from GKD Vellum. I cut the panels with Master Layouts 1 and Master Layouts 2
 
I first stamped my pattern on a 8 1/2 x 11 piece of GKD Ivory Card Stock.

Then I cut it into 4 parts. Now I have 4 panels with which I can make 4 cards, all different.
 
 So that's it for me this time. 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.

~judy
 
 



Double D - PARTY BALLOONS!!!! - AND - A Giveaway

 Dear Ones~
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! I wish you all the best in 2022 dear readers. A brand new canvas, let's paint a beautiful picture.
Today's offering is for the next Double D Challenge. The challenge is PARTY BALLOONS, and for a very good reason. Double D is celebrating our 6 BIRTHDAY, and we want to celebrate.  And because this is a special celebration, I am doing a HUGE giveaway! Read on to see all the details.
 
Here is the Mood Board for our inspiration:
 
And here is my card:
I loved all the bright colors in the Mood Board, so that was my inspiration. No stamping on this one, just die cuts. The greeting looks black, but it's really done on my NEW GLIMMER MACHINE!!! I just could NOT get the gold to shine, but trust me, it's there. I am over the moon about this new machine, it's just fabulous!!

 
 
The Ingredients:
GKD White Heavy Weight Card Stock
Neenah Astrobrights Card Stock
SU Balloon Pop Up Thinlits
Spellbinders Essential Glimmer Sentiments for Greeting
Altenew 3D Dotty Circles Embossing Folder
Stickles



 
 
If you head on over to the  Double D Challenge Blog and play along, you could win several different prizes this time.  
 
Prize #1 - This sweet Sunny Studio Stamp and Die Set (donated by co-owner Diane). 
 
Prize #2 - This adorable stamp by Stampendous (donated by co-owner Darlene).
 
Prize #3 -  $20 Gift Certificate to Dies R Us
 
AND NOW FOR MY GIVEAWAY
I will be giving away a HUGE box of goodies. Mostly stamps, but some other things too. All you have to do is follow my blog and leave a comment here. I do need you to make sure and include your email address in the comments so I can contact you if you win. If you don't leave your email address I will not include you in the drawing. I will be doing the drawing on Random.Org on Sunday, January 16th when the challenge has been closed, and I will announce the winner the next day here on my blog.  I'm sorry but cost prohibits me from mailing outside the US.

So that's it for me today. I so appreciate your kind comments, they always make me smile. Don't forget to swing on over to the Double D Challenge and check it out. There's lots of inspiration to be had there.

Until next time, here's celebrating our Creative Muse!!
~judy

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Double D - Lots of WHITE

 Dear Ones~
I LOVE the challenge this time over at Double D. Lots of WHITE!!! One of my favorite looks. Here is the  gorgeous Mood Board for our inspiration:
And here's my card:
I can't really take credit for the design on this card. Sadly I don't remember where I saw it or who the designer was, but I LOVE the thought behind this for a Christmas card. That embossed background is so stunning, and I have been waiting to use this globe die from Stampin' Up. I computer generated the greeting and then hot foiled it in gold. The photo does not do the shine justice for sure.


 
 The Ingredients:
GKD White Heavy Base Weight Card Stock
SU Filigree Snowflake Embossing Folder
SU Beautiful World Die Set for Globe
Tim Holtz Gold Metallic Card Stock
SU Layered Oval Dies
Computer Generated Greeting and Gold Foiled
Tim Holtz Bow Punch

 
 
 
 
If you head on over to the  Double D Challenge Blog and play along, you could win this adorable Snowman Die set from Impression Obsession, and don't forget to check out all the beautiful cards the other designers have created for your inspiration. 


Won't be long now before the Jolly Old Elf will be making his way across the world with his bag full of goodies. Hope this holiday season finds you remembering the reason for the season. I'm so glad you stopped by, and thank you for all your sweet comments. You are too kind!!!  Don't forget to head on over to Double D to see what's going on.
 
Until next time, here's to celebrating your Creative Muse.  
~judy




Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Mod Squad - Just Snowflakes

Dear Ones~
This time over at The Mod Squad Challenge we are doing JUST SNOWFLAKES.  You MUST include only snowflakes and nothing else on your card front or your entry will be eliminated so as not to skew the random drawing. You may include a greeting, but snowflakes MUST be your complete focal.
 
SPONSOR 

       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, 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's my card:

For this card I used the GKD stamp set Sparkling Snowflakes. I blended the background with GKD Inks In the Navy, Blue Raspberry and Wild Wisteria, and then took some GKD Watermark and Embossing Ink to stamp some of the snowflake images from the stamp set for a tone on tone look. That gave me the background. I made a “stamp pad” with paper towel and poured some bleach on it to use as “ink”. I then took some of the snowflake stamps, dipped them in the bleach, and stamped on the blended background. I was amazed at how well the bleach brought the snowflake images back to white. I think it has kind of a batik look. The die cut snowflake is from the GKD Snowflake Trio Die set, cut 4 times and layered together. The greeting is also from the Sparkling Snowflakes stamp set. It was heat embossed with GKD White Fine Detail Embossing Powder. Card stocks used are GKD White Heavy Base Weight and Powder Blue. Panels were cut with Master Layouts 7 Die Set.


 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 - Christmas Joy

 Dear Ones~
What a lovely challenge is up today on the Double D Blog. It's Christmas JOY!!! Now doesn't that just make you happy?? Here's the Mood Board or our inspiration:
And here's my card:
I really enJOYed making this card!!! Okay, I'm sorry but I couldn't help it..lol. Honey Bee Stamps has some FABULOUS die sets called Lovely Layers, and the one I used here happens to be a pine cone. I got my inspiration for the top right photo on the Mood Board. Actually this whole card is nothing but die cuts. I have been using dies a lot lately, seems like I'm obsessed with them.

The Ingredients:
GKD White Heavy Base Weight Card Stock
Tim Holtz Metallic Gold Card Stock
GKD Red Velvet & Garden Green Card Stocks 
GKD Warm Cocoa Card Stock
SU Plaid Patterned Paper
Honey Bee Lovely Layers Pine Cone Die Set
Sizzix Winter Wonderland Die Set
Pink Fresh Studio Adorable Alphabet Die Set
SU Balloon Pop Up Thinlits Die for Bow
GKD Christmas Pine and Dark Chocolate Inks
Diamond Stickles 

 
 
If you head on over to the  Double D Challenge Blog and play along, you could win this wonderful stamp set and die, and don't forget to check out all the beautiful cards the other designers have created for your inspiration. 

I'm so glad you stopped by, and thank you for all your sweet comments. You are too kind!!!  Don't forget to head on over to Double D to see what's going on. And I hope you are finding JOY in this holiday season!!!
 
Until next time, here's to celebrating your Creative Muse.  
~judy