Friday, October 26, 2018

Potpourri Beauty

Dear Ones~

It has been quite some time since I have chatted with you. We went camping, got weathered out, and I hurt my knee. But it's all good...knee is healing and I finally feel like I can go about my business again without the use of a cane and copious amounts of Ibuprofen. Life is good.

This project has been created for the Stamp TV October Monthly Mix Challenge, or MMC. Karen is our host this month, and she has challenged us to make anything but a card.

Here's what I came up with:

 I LOVE to make 3-D objects with paper. I found the video for this beauty by Josephine at Studio 8 HERE.  I put potpourri inside before I hot glued it together, so it smells WONDERFUL!! I started by cutting my white card stock to size and then stamping a background patterned paper with Lisa Hetrick's stamp set called Something Good in Every Day. Then I followed Josephine's instructions to make the ball. Embellies are just some silk flowers from my stash and some punched leaves from a Martha Stewart Punch.

Here is another version. This was the first one I made for practice. It's addictive, I tell ya!!! And surprisingly simple. It's the scoring that creates all the facets.

And the Ingredients:
GKD White Card Stock
GKD Grass Green Card Stock
GKD Something Good in Every Day Set
GKD Inks in:
*Dark Chocolate
*Dusty Rose
*Grass Green
Martha Stewart Leaf Punch

So that's it for me today.  I have just taken an apple pie out of the oven. We have had an over abundance of apples from our 5 trees this year, so our time has been spent making applesauce, apple jelly and slicing and freezing some for pies and crisps this winter. Himself does a lot of it along with me. I like that. Thanks for stopping by, dear reader. The air is getting more crisp and the daylight less and less. Time to hunker and stay warm. I appreciate your lovely comments, they always make me smile.


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!!!

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.


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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!


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!!!