Monday, November 20, 2017

Dies R Us Inspiration - Fabulous Bauble

Dear Ones~
Today over at the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog I have a beautiful Christmas bauble for you to create using the Memory Box Emma Ornament Die.
This is how I made the card: 

I started, as always, by preparing the layers for my card base. Here I used Papertrey Ink's Hawaiian Shores card stock, some gold card stock by Gina K Designs, and some patterned paper from the DCWV Summer Dream Stack.


Next I cut out all my elements with gold foil and Hawaiian Shores card stock. I ended up not using those beautiful Impression Obsession snowflakes on my card, but I will include a link below so you can find them in the Dies R Us Store.

Now I was finally ready to put it all together. I decided there needed to be something in that top right corner, so I cut a corner element from Cheery Lynn. As I said, I ended up not using the snowflakes, I didn't think there was room. After my card was all together I used Nuvo Crystal Glitter Drops to add little dots all over the bauble. It gives it a lot of dimension. The greeting is from the GKD stamp set called Merry Little Christmas.

Here are the dies I used:
Memory Box - Dies - Emma Ornament

Cheery Lynn Designs - Lace Corner Deco E

Cheery Lynn Designs - Mega Flourish Two


Impression Obsession - Dies - Snowflakes

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you like these awesome die sets as much as I do!!
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. 

click below for:
FRIENDS OF DIES R US PINTEREST PAGE

As always, I adore your kind comments. I so look forward to reading them.
 
~judy~

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Just Us Girls #420 - Color Week

Dear Ones~

This time it's COLOR WEEK over at Just Us Girls, and our gal Angie has chosen Turquoise, Gold and Brown.  As always with color challenges, you are to use ONLY the three chosen colors, as well as any neutrals that you need.  Neutrals are white, ivory, kraft, black, brown or gray.

Here's my card:
 I just got a new stamp set by Concord and 9th called Blooms Fill-In. It's a huge background stamp, with smaller stamps to fill in the colors on the flowers. It comes with a companion die set and that's what I used for the white flower in the focal. I used Antique Linen Oxide Ink for the tan background, and then turqoise, brown and gold inks for the flowers. This is a really fun stamp set, so many possibilities. I used metallic gold card stock as a mat, and stamped the little berries in Delicata Gold Ink.

Here are the Ingredients:
GKD Turquoise Sea, White and Dark Chocolate Card Stock
Stash Mirror Gold Card Stock
Concord and 9th Bloom Fill-In Stamp Set/Dies
Sizzix Ornate Labels Dies
Waffle Flower Year Round Words Die for Greeting
Antique Linen Distress Oxide Ink
GKD Turquoise Sea And Dark Chocolate Ink
Delicata Gold Ink
Stash Ribbon

 Please visit the JUST US GIRLS blog to see the wonderful examples that our November Guest Designer Trina and the rest of the team have made this week. And remember, if you win Chic of the Week in any of our November challenges, you will be in the running to be chosen as one of 2 Guest Designers for the month of January!!   Good luck, and I hope to see you there. 

Thanks for stopping by, I adore your comments!
They always make me smile!!
Hugs~
~judy~

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Double D - Here Comes Santa

Dear Ones~
This time over at Double D it's HERE COMES SANTA with Team Darlene. Oh boy, the jolly 'ole elf himself! Here is the awesome Mood Board that Darlene has provided for us -

 
HO HO HO!!!!!

Here's my card:
Okay, first of all, I have to fess up that this is not my original design. I found it HERE on Pinterest. It's by Becca over in the UK. Gotta love Pinterest. The Santas are from last year's Stampin' Up holiday line called Cookie Cutter Christmas. I used white Nuvo Crystal Drops for all the fluffy white stuff on them. Super cute. I love fussy cutting the edge of my card, it's so cool I think.
 
 

Here are the Ingredients:
GKD Black Onyx, Red Hot and White Card Stock
Stash Cold Card Stock
DCWV Christmas Plaid Patterned Paper
Stampin' Up Cookie Cutter Christmas Stamp
GKD Simple Snowflakes Stamp for Greeting
GKD Gold Embossing Powder
Copic Markers
Stash Pearls

Please come on over to the Double D Blog to see what our other designers have created. And you could win this awesome prize if you play along. Just in time for your Christmas cards!
 
 
It's 2 weeks until Thanksgiving, and Christmas is close behind. Are you getting your Christmas cards ready? I think I better get crackin'.  So happy you stopped by - thanks for all your lovely comments.

~judy~




Monday, November 13, 2017

Dies R Us Inspiration - Shoot for the Moon

Dear Ones~
This time over at Dies R Us, I have used a funky and fun die from Cheery Lynn called Hippie Heroine. Right up my alley!!! Here's my card:
~Here's how I made it~

I started with my layers for the card base. I used Gina K Designs Wild Orchid, Black Onyx and Ivory Card Stock, and the patterned paper is Stardust Stack by DCWV.

Next I die cut the moon and stars from the Hippy Heroine die set. See below for the other die that comes with this set. She's beautiful!!!!

Finally I stamped and heat embossed the greeting from the GKD stamp set called Inspiration Mosaic with gold embossing powder. Then I was ready to put the card all together. I used some stash gold cord to "hang" the star from the moon. I love how that looks. I did some layering behind the greeting with Black Onyx and some of the patterned paper.

Here is the die set I used:
Cheery Lynn Designs - Dies - Hippie Heroine

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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Thanks for coming over for a visit. As always, I adore your comments....see ya next time!
~judy~

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Just Us Girls #419 - Trend Week

Dear Ones~
This time it's TREND WEEK over at Just Us Girls, and our gal Lisa has picked SILHOUETTE STAMPING. I love that look. Always elegant.

Here's my card:
I decided to do something other than a black silhouette for this card, so I pulled out my Stampin' Up Island Indigo ink (one of my favorites) and an old GKD stamp set called Whimsical Wishes. I think I won this set back in the day when we could chose our own stamp set if we won a challenge. I have always loved these images and thought they were perfect for the silhouette look. I cut the gold circle frames from 2 different circle dies. I think they really add a lot to the card. And I added some gold thread behind the greeting just for a touch of class.

Here are the Ingredients:
SU Island Indigo Card Stock
Recollections White 110# Card Stock
Stash Gold Metallic Card Stock
SU Blooms and Bliss DSP
GKD Whimsical Wishes Stamp Set
GKD Stamper's Favorites Stamp for Greeting
SU Layering Circles Thinlits
SU Flourish Thinlits
GKD Gold Embossing Powder
Stash Gold Thread.

Please visit the JUST US GIRLS blog to see the wonderful examples that our November Guest Designer Trina and the rest of the team have made this week. And remember, if you win Chic of the Week in any of our November challenges, you will be in the running to be chosen as one of our 2 Guest Designers for the month of January!!   Good luck, and I hope to see you there. 

Thanks for stopping by, I adore your comments!
They always make me smile!!
Hugs~
~judy~



Saturday, November 4, 2017

Just us Girls #418 - Word Week

Dear Ones~
This time it's WORD WEEK over at Just Us Girls, and our gal Maria has chosen the word THANKFUL. A perfect word for this time of year.

Here's my Card:
 I love the greeting on this card. It's such a lovely sentiment. I decided to use fall colors so that I can send this to my dad for Thanksgiving. That textured copper background behind the patterned paper is wall paper. The photo doesn't do it justice. I used the GKD die set Fabulous Labels and stamped the die cut with Dark Sage Ink. Lots of layering and embellishments.

Here are the Ingredients:
GKD Dark Sage, Sandy Beach, and Sweet Mango Card Stock
SU Cajun Craze Card Stock
Stash Wall Paper
Paper Studio Natural Botanicals Patterned Paper
GKD Fabulous Rose Frame Stamp
GKD Fabulous Labels Die
GKD Dark Sage Ink
GKD Fabulous Holiday Fillers Stamp
Stampin' Up Basket of Wishes Stamp for Greeting
Various Punches for Embellishment

I would like to welcome our November Guest Designer, Trina Pham. Trina is so talented, just hop on over to her BLOG and see what I mean.
 
Please visit the JUST US GIRLS blog to see the wonderful examples that Trina and the rest of the team have made this week. And remember, if you win Chic of the Week in any of our November challenges, you will be in the running to be chosen as one of our 2 Guest Designers for the month of January!!   Good luck, and I hope to see you there. 

Thanks for stopping by, I adore your comments!
They always make me smile!!
Hugs~
~judy~

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Mod Squad - The Cutting Edge

Dear Ones~
This week it's my turn to host over at the Mod Squad Challenge. I have entitled the challenge "The Cutting Edge". Can you guess what the challenge is? Why yes, it's to cut the edge of your card. You must fussy cut one of the edges of your creation.

Our sponsor this week is Gina K Designs and Stamp TV
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THE PRIZE
A $20 gift certificate to the Gina K Designs store!!

Here's my card:
It's a little challenging to photograph a card like this and capture the 3-D effect. I stamped the sunflower image from Melanie Muenchinger's A Year of Flowers, using a mask on the middle one so that the other two looked like they were behind. Also added some leaves. After I colored the image with my Copics I fussy cut the right edge. I love this look - it appears difficult but it's really quite simple, and gives the card a great wow factor. Plus, it's one layer, so it mails well.


Here are the Ingredients:
GKD White and Honey Mustard Card
Darice Basket Weave EF
GKD Year of Flowers Stamps
GKD Cottage Garden Stamp
Sizzix Ornate Labels Die
GKD Gold EP
Copic Markers
Stash Gold Thread 




I would also like to enter this card in the CropStop Challenge. This month it's Anything Goes.

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 - Feeling FALLish

Dear Ones~

This time over at Double D we are Feeling FALLish. Just look at the awesome Mood Board we have provided for you. How about all those beautiful fall hues?
Here's my card:
Fall is such a wonderful time of year to play with color. Here I have colored a simple Gina K Designs pumpkin and layered it up with a bunch of circle die cuts. I love that leaf embossing folder by Darice, it's perfect for fall. And those die cut leaves are just what I needed to enhance that autumn theme. I cut them out in 3 different colors of card stock and sponged them with a little Soft Suede ink to set them off.

Here are the Ingredients:
GKD Faded Brick, Sandy Beach and Dark Sage Card Stock
GKD Harvest of Wishes Stamp Set
Prima Dies Forest Leaves Dies
Darice Fall Leaf Embossing Folder
GKD Faded Brick Ink
SU Soft Suede Ink
Stash Gems
 
Please come on over to the Double D Blog to see what the other designers have created. And you could win this awesome prize if you play along. Who wouldn't love some great leaf dies?

 

Thanks so much for stopping by. Hope you had a great weekend and maybe did a little raking. Fall is definitely upon us - in fact they are predicting snow this week. UGH!!!
I love your sweet comments, they are always appreciated.
Hugs,
~judy~