Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Double D - Stripes and Dots

Dear Ones~
This time over at Double D we are playing with Stripes and Dots. Here is the Mood Board created for your inspiration:


And here is my card:
This card came together really quickly. I just used a few daisy punches to punch out some shapes and layer them together. The patterned paper pack I used had only dots and stripes, so it was easy to pick the papers I wanted. The background is a Cuttlebug Tiny Bubbles embossing folder. I thought it went well with the dots theme. I have recently starting trying to use the Color Wheel to pick colors for my cards. It really does make a difference in the way the card pops. I tend to be "matchy/matchy" so this is a revelation to me.

Here are the Ingredients:
GKD White Card Stock
Core' dinations Dots and Stripes Patterned Paper
Cuttlebug Tiny Bubbles EF
Stash Daisy Punches
Stash Polka Dot Ribbon
Stash Pearls


You really should 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 embossing folder.

 

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you are having a great week. I cannot BELIEVE it's the middle of October and almost Halloween! Don't forget to swing by Double D and check us out.  Oh, and I so appreciate your lovely comments!!!
Hugs~
~judy~



Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Mod Squad Challenge - Inching Along

Dear Ones~
This week it's my turn to host over at the Mod Squad Challenge, and I have decided that we will play with "Inchies". Inchies are little inch square images that make up the focal on your card.

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.

 

PRIZE

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

Here is my card:
I had so much fun making this card. I used a Gina K Designs mini stamp set called Botanical Blocks. They are larger than an inch, but I punched them out after stamping to make them the correct size. I used GKD Coral Reef, Plum Punch and Key Lime Inks to stamp. The card stock is GKD Coral Reef, Key Lime, Heavy Weight White,  and Plum Punch. The little tag is from the GKD Decorative Tags die set, and the greeting is from the GKD Cottage Garden Stamp Set. The background was embossed with a 3D embossing folder by Memory Keepers called Woven.

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 - Scare-in up Some Pumpkins

Dear Ones~
Today over at Double D we are SCARING UP SOME PUMPKINS! We must use pumpkins and/or scarecrows on our card. Isn't this a cute Mood Board? So much inspiration for us!


And here is my card:
Sadly, I have NO scarecrow images of any kind, anywhere. I am not happy because I LOVE them. I will have to keep my eyes open for something to rectify that. So....I had to go with pumpkins. I am in LOVE with Gina K's Wreath Builder Template, it's simply addictive! And her new companion stamps for fall are the BOMB!!! Here I stamped the images onto some patterned paper. I don't do that very often and I really love the effect. After I stamped everything I added the ribbon and some pine fronds from a Martha Stewart punch.

 Here are the Ingredients:
GKD Fresh Asparagus Card
SU Cajun Craze Card
Paper Studio Olivia's Sweet Shop PP
GKD Autumn Wreath Builder
GKD Holiday Frames Stamp
GKD Tangerine Twist Ink
SU Always Artichoke Ink
SU Cajun Craze Ink

I would encourage 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 cute die set.
 

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you are having a great week. Fall is in the air, there's no denying it!! Don't forget to swing by Double D and check us out.  Oh, and I so appreciate your lovely comments!!!
Hugs~
~judy~

Sunday, September 30, 2018

STV Emerging Image

Dear Ones~
Well, things have settled down here at the 'ole homestead after coming back early from our camping trip to Michigan's Upper Peninsula.  The weather chased us out before we could experience the beautiful color that Michigan's autumn season brings. The trees haven't turned yet, but the temperatures sure did. So now I have some time to play in the Release Party Challenge over at STV. The challenge is to use heat embossing and sponging to bring out an image. You can watch Gina's technique HERE.

This is what I came up with:
This was a fast and easy card. Thanks, Gina, for reminding me of this emboss resist technique. Here I used the GKD Bold and Blooming stamp set. It reminds me of Zentangle, which I LOVE to do. I used Innocent Pink and Dusty Rose, sponging it on after heat embossing Ivory Card Stock with clear embossing powder.

Here are the Ingredients:
GKD Ivory Card Stock
SU Flirty Flamingo Card Stock
GKD Bold and Blooming Stamp Set
GKD Cottage Garden Stamp Set for Greeting
GKD Dusty Rose and Innocent Pink Ink
Fiskars Lace Corner Punch
SU Balloon Pop Up Thinlits for Bow
Stash Clear Embossing Powder
Ranger Platinum Embossing Powder for Greeting
Stash Pearls.

Thanks for stopping by. My hubby is out picking apples from our 5 trees. I see some applesauce in our future. Oh, and I so appreciate your comments, they make me smile.

Hugs,
~judy

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Double D - If the Shoe Fits

Dear Ones~
As I write this I am probably camping in the Upper Peninsula of my beloved Mitten. We love fall camping!! So this time over at Double D we are seeing If the Shoe Fits. Here is the adorable Mood Board for your inspiration:

 

And here is my card for you:
 I really don't have any shoe stamps, but I did find this cute little garden boot from Simon Says Stamp. It's part of one of their monthly stamp kits, I forget which one. The name of the stamp set is Showers and Flowers. I am such a fan of yellow and navy together, so I thought I would get out my water colors and paint those little boots a bright yellow. The blue background has been embossed with the Stampin' Up Tufted Dynamic Embossing Folder. I think the polka dotted ribbon really fits well with the look of the card.



Here are the Ingredients:
GKD White and Blue Denim Card Stock
Recollections Petite Floral PP
SSS Showers and Flowers Stamp
SU Tufted Dynamic EF
GKD Crystaline Drops
Stash Watercolors 





I would love for 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 fabulous die set.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you are having a great week. I cannot BELIEVE it is the middle of September already!! Don't forget to swing by Double D and check us out.  Oh, and I so appreciate your lovely comments!!!
Hugs~
~judy

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Dies R Us - Brilliant Butterfly


Dear Ones~
Good morning! Today I am sharing another card with you I made for the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog. Sadly, this will be my last post for the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog, it's time for me to step down. It has been my great good pleasure to be in the company of such talented and creative designers. My sincere thanks to Darlene and Dani for inviting me to participate in this wonderful adventure.

Here is my card:

I really enjoyed making this card. I die cut the butterfly image and layered it on top of some velllum. Then I die cut it again from glitter card stock and inlaid the pieces for the background behind the butterfly. I embossed a piece of white card stock with the Cuttlebug Bubbles Embossing Folder for the base panel. To see how I made this step by step, swing on over to the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog for details. 

Here are the Ingredients:
GKD Turquoise Sea & White Card
Best Creations Copper Card
PTI Vellum 
Cuttlebug Bubbles Embossing Folder
Memory Box Sensational Butterfly Collage
Tim Holtz Shadow Script 2
Stash Glitter Card
SU Glitter Dots


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

DT CALL ALERT!!!!!
We are having a DT CALL for our Inspiration team. You can find all the details here: http://www.diesrusblog.com/p/blog-page_8.html We are looking for EIGHT crafty designers for a 6 month term (Oct 2018 - March 2019). Look forward to hearing from YOU!! ENDS 9-14-18
 
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 have a good week. Thanks for all your lovely comments, I appreciate every one of them!!!

Hugs~
~judy~

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

MOd Squad Challenge - Stamp Your Block

Dear Ones~
This week it's my turn to host over at the Mod Squad Challenge. My challenge is to use an acrylic block to stamp a background. You can watch a video by Gina K HERE to see how it's done. 

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.

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 called Bold & Blooming, and the greeting is from the GKD Hello Beautiful stamp set. I stamped my acrylic block into GKD Tranquil Teal Ink, spritzed it with water, and then stamped on GKD White Card Stock. Then I used the GKD Amalgam Black Ink to stamp the flowers and greeting. That panel was then adhered to a piece of GKD Black Onyx Card Stock and then onto a GKD Tranquil Teal card base. The little button was made by punching out 4 half inch circles out of Tranquil Teal Card Stock, gluing them together and then coating the whole thing 3 times with clear embossing powder. I attached the ribbon and voilá.....a little handmade button.
 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 - Popping a Wheelie

Dear Ones~
I trust you had a good holiday weekend and stayed safe. This time over at Double D we are playing with WHEELS. Anything with wheels will do. Here is the Mood Board provided for your inspiration:


 

This is what I came up with:
 I have had this cute little wheelbarrow full of flowers image for a long time. It's a very old Gina K Mini Stamp set. It probably has been long since retired. Anyway, my eye went right to the cute wooden wheelbarrow in the Mood Board and I thought of this stamp. I used GKD Faded Brick card stock and stamped and heat embossed the image with Brown Sugar Embossing Powder, made a mask of the image and then stamped the diamond shape from Altenew Geo Frames over the mask. This was also heat embossed and then the whole thing was fussy cut. Then I painted the flowers with bleach and when it was dry I colored them with colored pencils. I stamped the image again on some GKD Grateful Heart Patterned Paper and fussy cut the bed of the wheelbarrow.  The background was textured with a Stampin' Up Basket Weave Dynamic Embossing Folder.

Here are the Ingredients:
GKD Kraft and Faded Brick Card Stock
GKD Thanks a Bunch Stamp Set
GKD Grateful Heart Patterned Paper
Altenew Geo Frames Stamp
SU Basket WEave Dynamic Embossing Folder
Bleach
Prismacolor Pencils
Nuvo Crystal Drops

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 cute die set.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you are having a great week. I cannot BELIEVE it is September already!! Don't forget to swing by Double D and check us out.  Oh, and I so appreciate your lovely comments!!!
Hugs~
~judy~


Monday, September 3, 2018

Dies R Us - Posy Trellis

Dear Ones~
This time over at the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog I share a pretty layered card with posies and a faux trellis. Here is my creation:
I have used some new-to-me patterned paper for the background from the Amy Sai First Edition Wild Flower patterned paper stack. I LOVE the colors. I also love that Sue Wilson die called Bella, from her Frames and Tags collection. Those swirly bits are really beautiful. If you would like to see how I made this card, swing on over to the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog and check it out.

Here are the Ingredients:
GKD Edible Eggplant, Lovey Lavender and White Card Stock
Amy Sai First Edition Wild Flower Patterned Paper
Sue Wilson Faux Quilled Blooms
Sue Wilson Frames & Tags - Bella
Frantic Stamper Double Diamond Card Panel
GKD Cottage Garden Stamp for Greeting
Stash Ribbon


*** BY THE WAY - the Dies R Us Store not only carries a wide variety of fantastic Dies. For your paper crafting needs it also carries Embossing Folders, Paper Pads, Inks, and Adhesives, to name just a few.  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 have a good week. Thanks for all your lovely comments, I appreciate every one of them!!!

Hugs~
~judy~


Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Double D - The Moon & The Stars

Dear Ones~
This time over at Double D the Moon and Stars are the limit. Here is the beautiful Mood Board provided for our inspiration. I hope you see something wonderful!!

And here is my card:
I love Lavinia Stamps. They are so ethereal and full of whimsy. I started this card by stamping and clear embossing the stars all over the panel. Then I masked off the moon and sponging the sky with various Distress Inks. After this I masked off the sky and sponged the moon, stamped on his face with a Kitchen Sink Stamps image and gave him a little blush on his cheeks. I stamped the sweet fairy, tree limbs and grasses in black ink and added some Stickles for glimmer. I just think that little fairy looks so happy.

Here are the Ingredients:
GKD Blue Denim Card Stock
Stash White Glitter Card Stock
Strathmore Watercolor Paper
GKD Amalgam Black Ink
KSS Friends of the Moon Stamp Set
Lavinia Make A Wish Stamp
GKD By the Sea 2 Stamp Set
SU Jars of Love Stamp Set
Clear Embossing Powder
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 fabulous die set.
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you are having a great week. I cannot BELIEVE it is August already!! Don't forget to swing by Double D and check us out.  Oh, and I so appreciate your lovely comments!!!
Hugs~
~judy~


Monday, August 13, 2018

Dies R Us - Fairy Thistles

Dear Ones~
Good Monday morning. Today I am sharing some inspiration over at the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog. I have a pretty card using the Lavinia Stamps Fairy Thistle stamp, and some wonderful Dies R Us products.

Check it out:


I love Lavinia Stamps. All the images are sweet and very ethereal. First I stamped the Fairy Thistles on a panel of patterned paper. Then I dotted the image with Deco Foil Liquid Adhesive, let it dry, applied transfer foil, and rubbed. The foil sticks to the tacky dried adhesive and we come away with beautiful, shiny gold beads of foil. 

  Here's a close up of that foiling technique. I LOVE the result,  just think of all the possibilities!!!
 For the details on how I made this card, and for links to all the Dies R Us supplies I used, 
go on over to the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog.


Here are the Ingredients:
Recollections Rose Petals Card Stock
Stash Gold Foil Card Stock
DCWV Preserved Paper Patterned Paper
Lavinia Stamps Fairy Thistles Stamp
Frantic Stamper Frothy Wave Edger Die
Tim Holtz Shadow Script #2 Hello Die


*** BY THE WAY - the Dies R Us Store not only carries a wide variety of fantastic Dies. For your paper crafting needs it also carries Embossing Folders, Paper Pads, Inks, and Adhesives, to name just a few.  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 have a good week. Thanks for all your lovely comments, I appreciate every one of them!!!

Hugs~
~judy~

Monday, August 6, 2018

Dies R Us - Lovely Layers

Dear Ones~
Today I have a pretty layered card for you. It's my turn to inspire you over at the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog and I have chosen to do a lacy kind of creation.

Here's my card:
I love layering dies on top of each other to get a more lacy look. Here I just used white and SU Soft Sea Foam green. The greeting is stamped on vellum with a SU stamp and then heat embossed with gold. To see how I made this card, click on the Dies R Us link above to take you to the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog.

Here are the Ingredients:
GKD White Card Stock
SU Soft Sea Foam Card Stock
Sue Wilson Designs Frames & Tags - Bella
Amy Designs Tulip Frame
Waffle Flower Lacy Layers 2
SU Painted Glass Stamp for Greeting
Stash Vellum
Stash Gems

*** BY THE WAY - the Dies R Us Store not only carries a wide variety of fantastic Dies. For your paper crafting needs it also carries Embossing Folders, Paper Pads, Inks, and Adhesives, to name just a few.  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 have a good week. Thanks for all your lovely comments, I appreciate every one of them!!!

Hugs~
~judy~



Wednesday, August 1, 2018

MSC - Getting In Shape

Dear Ones~
This week it's my turn to host over at The Mod Squad. I have chosen to challenge players to make a shaped card or project. Rectangles and squares are NOT allowed.

Gina K Designs Craft store
 Our sponsor is Gina K Designs!!!
PRIZE
A $20 gift certificate to the Gina K Designs store.

Here is my card:
This is just a simple hexagonal shaped card where the water colored image is the star. I used the GKD You Make Me Smile stamp and water colored it with some new paints I got recently from Amazon. They come in a fan-style format and I just love them. The colors are vibrant and the price point is amazing. I highly recommend them.

Here are the Ingredients:
Quick Kutz Nesting Hexagons
GKD Black Onyx and White Card Stock
DCWV Black, Kraft and Gold Card Stock
Strathmore Water Color Paper
GKD You Make Me Smile Stamp
Dainayw Water Color Paints 
(yes, that's how it's spelled) 
 Nuvo Crystal Drops
GKD Crystalline Drops

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 - Don't Bug Me!

Dear Ones~
This time over at Double D we are playing with BUGS!! Here is the wonderful Mood Board provided for our inspiration:
 

And here's my card:
I have had this Stampin' Up Beetles and Bugs stamp set for awhile. Don't ask my why I wanted it, I just like it. It's a multi-step set so you can do several colors. I stamped the images on some vintage-look patterned paper, cut them out with my circle punches and then applied several layers of Baked Textures Vintage Bees Wax embossing powder. I love the way they turned out. The background is Distress Oxides smooshed, and then I applied some gold Ultra High Texture embossing powder. I also used some Baked Textures Ancient Amber embossing powder for the circles in the lower left corner.

 
 
Here are the Ingredients:
SU Island Indigo Card Stock
Nina Neutrals Card Stock
Distress Oxides and GKD Inks
SU Beetles and Bugs Stamp Set
SU Playful Backgrounds Stamp Set
DCWV Preserved Papers Patterned Paper
WOW Ultra High Metalic Gold Embossing Powder
Baked Textures Ancient Amber Embossing Powder
Baked Textures Vintage Bees Wax Embossing Powder
Stash Ribbon

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 assortment of butterfly, ladybug and insect stickers for card making. How FUN!!!!!
 

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~



Sunday, July 22, 2018

STV Release Party Challenge - Grateful Heart

Dear Ones~
Today I have for you a card that I am entering in the Stamp TV Release Party Challenge. The challenge is to create a thank you card with an autumn feel.

Here is my card:
I have been loving the Wreath Builder template that Gina created and carries in her store, so I decided to use it here. I just stamped a few little images using the template in autumn colors, and I think it does the trick. I punched 3 leaves from a piece of Prickly Pear and sponged with some Faded Brick for the little embellishment under the linen thread. The corner punch is an old Fiskars one. Not sure if it's even still available.

Here are the Ingredients:
GKD Fresh Asparagus, Faded Brick and Ivory Card Stock
GKD Faded Brick, Fresh Asparagus and Dark Chocolate Inks
GKD Wreath Builder Stamp Set and Template
GKD Triple Play Holiday Stamp Set (Maple Leaf)
MFT Stitched Circles Die
SU Layering Circles Dies
Fiskars Corner Punch
Marvy Oakleaf Punch
Stash Gems
 
This is a quick one today. It's been raining for the last two days, but we really need it. Things were getting really dry. Thanks for stopping by, I adore your comments. They make me happy!

Hugs,
~judy~
 



Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Double D - Tea & Coffee

Dear Ones~
This time over at the Double D Challenge Blog we are enjoying TEA & COFFEE. Mmmm.....think I'll have a cup!

Here is the Mood Board for our inspiration:

 

And here is my card:
 I have had this cute little stacked tea cup die forever and never really got around to using it. So happy this Mood Board came up to rectify that. I decided to do some inlay here, one of my favorite techniques. So I cut the image with white card stock and then cut it again using 3 other patterned papers. Then I went about inserting all those tiny bits where they belong. The white background panel is from Stampin' Up and it's called Tufted Dynamic Embossing Folder. I just love it!!!

Here are the Ingredients:
GKD White Card Stock 
SU Soft Sky Card Stock
SU Tufted Dynamic Embossing Folder
Sue Wilson Olivia Die
DCWV Pocket Blossoms Patterned Papers
Poppystamps Teacup Stack
SU Very Vintage for Greeting
GKD Gold Embossing Powder


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 ADORABLE stamp 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, July 16, 2018

Dies R Us - Wild Posies

Dear Ones~
Today I have a sweet card full of wildflowers. It's my turn to inspire you over at the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog, and I have chosen to use the Tim Holtz Wild Flowers Die Set.

Here is my card:
I die cut all the flowers out of water color paper and used Distress Inks to color them. I love how they look, Distress Inks are so nice for this type of effect. To see how I made this card, use the link above to take you to the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog.

Here are the Ingredients:
GKD White and Powder Blue Card Stock
 Tim Holtz Wild Flowers Die Set
Sue Wilson Australian Background Die
Sue Wilson Expressions - Mix & Match Friendship
Tim Holtz Distress Inks
Stash Ribbon and Pearls.

*** BY THE WAY - the Dies R Us Store not only carries a wide variety of fantastic Dies. For your paper crafting needs it also carries Embossing Folders, Paper Pads, Inks, and Adhesives, to name just a few.  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 have a good week. Thanks for all your lovely comments, I appreciate every one of them!!!

Hugs~
~judy~

Monday, July 9, 2018

Stamp TV - Bleach Time

Dear Ones~
Today I have a card for you that I am entering into the Stamp TV and Gina K Designs Release Party Challenge, to use bleach on our image.

Here is my card:
This is one of my favorite techniques. By painting bleach on your image you totally change the color. It's so much fun to see what color emerges when the bleach dries. With this technique you need to use embossing powder on the line art. If you don't, the bleach will take away the lines of ink. For the background I used Tranquil Teal and Kraft inks and stamped the Diagonal Stripe Background twice and at right angles to create the plaid.

Here's something cool. I found out that if you put little dots of glue that dries sticky on your image and let it dry it's still tacky. Then just rub transfer foil over the dots and voila, you have beautiful foiled embellishments. TRY IT!!! It's so stinkin' cool!!!


 The Ingredients:
GKD Tranquil Teal & Kraft Card
PTI Rustic Cream Card
GKD Diagonal Stripe Stamp
GKD Geo Thanks Stamp
GKD Rose Bouquet Stamp for Greeting
Spellbinders Beautiful Borders Die

So that's it for me. We have had the Princes with us for a few days and will return them to their mother on Wednesday. They are having so much fun swimming in the lake, learning to fly fish and canoeing. I will be sad to see them go.

Thanks so much for your lovely comments, they mean the world to me. Enjoy your week.

Hugs,
 ~judy~

Dies R Us - Good Morning, Glory

Dear Ones~
Today over at the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog I show you how to do a unique stained glass technique. I recently watched Jennifer McGuire do this technique and I found it so intriguing. You can watch the video HERE.

Here is my card:
This was over-the-top fun to do. A little labor intensive, and it has to dry overnight, but the whole thing is worth it. If you want to know how I made this, go over to the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog linked above.

Here are the Ingredients:
GKD Powder Blue and White Card Stock
Tutti Designs Poppies Stained Glass Die
Sue Wilson Austrian Collection Background Die
Poppystamps Pierced Borders Die
Copic Markers
Ranger Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder
Glossy Accents
Ken Oliver's Stick It



*** BY THE WAY - the Dies R Us Store not only carries a wide variety of fantastic Dies. For your paper crafting needs it also carries Embossing Folders, Paper Pads, Inks, and Adhesives, to name just a few.  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. 
 
 
click below for:

So glad you stopped by, I hope you have a good week. Thanks for all your lovely comments, I appreciate every one of them!!!

Hugs~
~judy~