Thursday, September 26, 2019

Dies R Us - Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Dear Ones~
Well, it has been quite some time since I have written on this blog. We spent 3 weeks camping on Lake Superior with our fifth wheel.  3 days after we arrived home I headed to Midland for my 55th high school class reunion, and last weekend I spent 3 days with my besties for Girls' Weekend. Whew, finally have time to catch my breath.

Today's offering is for the Dies R Us Challenge.  The challenge is Planes, Trains, and Automobiles. I have no images or dies that are appropriate for these subjects, but I thought a hot air balloon is sort of a plane. So here is my card:
For this card I used dies from Waffle Flower, Elizabeth Craft Designs and Penny Black.

Here are the Ingredients:
GKD Red Velvet, White, Black and Sweet Mango Card
Penny Black Antique Frame Dies
Elizabeth Craft Designs Ribbons and Jewels Dies
Waffle Flower Year Round Words Die for Greeting
SU Carried Away Patterned Paper
SU Lift Me Up Balloon and Cloud Stamps
SU Real Red and Basic Gray Inks

So happy to be back in the blogging world again. I have missed my craft room and the opportunity to be creative. Thanks so much for stopping by, and I so appreciate your lovely comments. They always brighten my day!!!

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Double D - Focus on the Sentiment

Dear Ones~
This time over at Double D we are FOCUSING ON THE SENTIMENT. That means we are to use the sentiment, or greeting, on the front of our card as the focal. Here is the Mood Board provided for our inspiration:

And here is my card:

I recently got this really cool stamp set by Altenew called Pattern Power. It's a multi-step stamping set which, after stamping in different colors, gives you a 3-dimensional looking image. After I stamped the 3-D image I stamped a greeting by Paper Wishes called Artful Affirmations on top of that, and heat embossed with black. I love the result.
Here are the Ingredients:
GKD Blue Lagoon Card Stock
GKD Key Lime Card Stock
GKD Black Card Stock
Altenew Pattern Power Stamp Set
GKD Blue Lagoon Ink
GKD Key Lime Ink
GKD Ocean Mist Ink
Paper Wishes Artful Affirmations Stamp
Versamark Ink
GKD Fine Detail Black Embossing Powder
Stash Ribbon
Nuvo Crystal Drops

  If you head on over to the  Double D Challenge Blog and play along, you would win this fabulous die by Pink and Main. And don't forget to check out all the beautiful cards the other designers have created.
So that's it for me, thanks for stopping by. I adore your comments, they always make me smile. And don't forget to stop over at Double D, there is always so much inspiration there.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Mod Squad Challenge - Anything But a Card

Dear Ones~
This week is my turn again to host the Mod Squad Challenge. This week I decided to do ANYTHING BUT A CARD. You can make a box, a tag, an ornament or a bag. Anything but a card.


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

Here's what I came up with:
I decided that I wanted to make some inserts for my phone cover. You can get the clear plastic covers for pretty cheap on Amazon. So I made myself a template by tracing around the cover, and cut out the shapes.
For the poppy insert I used GKD Water Droplets Stencil and sponged with Ocean Mist and Key Lime Inks. Then I stamped the poppies with the GKD Poppy Inspiring Poppies mini stamp set. The Poppies were colored with Copics.  For the purple flower insert I used the GKD stamp set Hugs and Wildflowers by Lisa Hetrick. I made some masks and stamped the flowers in a pleasing arrangement on Bristol paper. These flowers were colored with Zigs. 

GKD White Card Stock
GKD Water Droplets Stencil
GKD Key Lime & Ocean Mist Inks
GKD Inspiring Poppies Stamp
Copic Markers

Strathmore Bristol Smooth Card Stock
GKD Hugs & Wildflowers Stamp Set
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers

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 - Featured

Dear Ones~
Today over at Double D we are to choose an object from the Mood Board and make it the 'feature' on our card. Here is the Mood Board for your inspiration:

And here is my card:
I was inspired by the bottom left photo with all those cute little alien creatures. They just make me smile. I stamped the GKD background stamp Inspiration Mosaic, the one with with all the rectangle panels, onto a piece of white card stock. Then I stamped those silly creatures in some of the rectangles, fussy cut some patterned paper for others, and in a couple of them I attached some embossed colored card stock.
Here are the Ingredients:
GKD Jellybean Green Card
GKD Tranquil Teal Card
GKD White Card
GKD Tranquil Teal Ink
Technique Tuesday Patterned Paper
SU Monstermaniac Stamps
Best Creations Robot Stamp For Greeting
Cuttlebug Tiny Bubbles EF
Ink On 3 Liquid Pixie Dust
Nuvo Crystal Drops 

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

So I guess that's it for me today. Happy September! The summer went by so fast, and fall is upon us. School is back in session and we are all hunkering down for another year. Please don't forget to swing over to Double D and check out all the wonderful inspiration there. And thank you for all your sweet comments, they always warm my heart.