Tuesday, August 22, 2017

It's A Giraffe Kind of Day

I have a simple and I mean very simple card for today!
I saw a challenge I really wanted to join in
Sunny Day Crafting .... Giraffes
but as usual time was passing me by and the challenge ends in a couple of hours.

I just couldn't not join in, hence the 'simple' card.

I grabbed all scraps for this and a cute little stamp
I bought a few years back from the $1 bin at Michael's.

I stamped him with SU Close To Cocoa ink
and cut him from a Tutti Designs Stitched Nesting Oval die.

Ribbon was added from my RRR ribbon stash.

I can use this card for a birthday for one of the 'grands' I think.

Monday, August 21, 2017

3D Cup Featured At The Cutting Cafe

Okay, I'm late..as usual...but today is the day at
The Cutting Cafe where all the DT girlies get together
to show you all the awesome creations made with our
TCC cut files....and our assignment was the new 3D cup...
so just by visiting TCC blog today you can see all
the wonderful and various ways this cut file was used.

I made a friend cup...
for a tea lovin' friend!

This was such a simple, simple cup to make on my Cricut,
but it also comes in PDF if you don't have an electronic cutter.

I used some pretty G45 papers and then filled my cup with...well
TEA of course..tea bags to be exact.

So pop on over to The Cutting Cafe blog and leave a comment there
for YOUR chance to win 3 cut files of your choice!

Also a 'heads up' for Sept 7th!!
We will be having a blog hop and on each designers blog
when you leave a comment, a winner will be chosen from EACH blog
to win the cut file that was used...now that's a lot of winners!!

Sunday, August 20, 2017


This is my post on the
Sparkle N Sprinkle blog today.
I have all the product links not only throughout
the post but listed at the end of the post as well
for your convenience.

Hi, Diane with you today featuring one of the newly released stamp sets for August

I decided to make a 'quilted' background for the image
complete with a glitter 'quilt binding'.

I embossed a teal card stock panel with WeR Memory Keepers quilt EB folder.
It was adhered to a white base.

Double sided Tear-ific Tape 1/2" was added along all four side,
then Creamsicle glitter was added to look like the binding.
I used the Glitter Brush to clean off all the excess glitter.
The image itself was stamped with Versamark on a Tutti Designs Stitched Nesting Circle Die,
then embossed with Gold Detail embossing powder and colored in with Copics.

I once again used Versamark to stamp the sentiment then embossing with 
'Beach Cruiser' embossing powder.

I hope you have enjoyed my pretty glittery card and will try one yourself.
Thank you for visiting with me today!

Entering the following challenges:

Stamps:  Basketof Hope #866
Glitter:  Creamsicle G1140
Embossing Powder: Beach Cruiser EP224
Other:  Versamark VM001
Misc:  Copics,
Tutti Designs Nesting Stitched Circles Die
WeR Memories Keepers EB folder Quilted

Friday, August 18, 2017

New Christmas Dies

I am filling in over at the Tutti Designs blog while someone is away...
kind of like a substitute teacher...lol.

I have three cards using the newly released Tutti Designs Christmas dies.

First up is the gorgeous Fancy Holly die.
I simply embossed a background, die cut an ornament die and added the holly.

Entering this card in the following challenges:

Winter Wonderland .... Embossing wet or dry

Next is a fun fun die 'Festive Reindeer'.
He was die die cut, then I adhered him to a Tutti Designs Nesting Stitched Circle.
Copics were used to 'color' him in.
I added 'ornaments' (sequins) to his antlers and

Entering this guy in these challenges:
Dream Valley .... Christmas Animals 8/25)

The last card is also using a new beautiful die 'Holiday Wreath'
It was simply die cut, then layered on a scalloped circle with a doily underneath.
Sequins were added for color along with the sentiment.

Entering this card in these challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks .... Sequins

All of these cards were made as samples for the Tutti Designs store
and you are the first to see them!!
I would love for you to visit the Tutti Design blog and leave me some love there...thanks!!

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Rock On

Because I am working so diligently on the next Tutti release,
I haven't a moment to spare but wanted to put a little something on my blog!
I have had mostly pretty, girly cards on so today have a card
that would be great for a teen boy.

I used a embossing folder from Cuttlebug that honestly I didn't
know if it would ever get used.
I had purchased a Cricut 'Mystery Box' a few years back
and it had over 30 embossing folders in it and this was one of them...FUN!

I die cut a Tutti Designs Nesting Stitched Banner,
then embossed it.

To that I added a Tutti Designs Musical Stave with a tiny glitter heart
and a Tutti Designs Acoustic Guitar with a gem.

That's it ....  easy peasy!

Entering the following challenges:
Watercooler Wednesdays  ....Masculine ATG

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

All White Challenge at Double D

Today at Double D Challenges Team Darlene is hosting
and the theme is an ALL WHITE challenge
using the gorgeous mood board below for inspiration!

I love these mood boards and I love these challenges as sometimes
they put me a bit out of my comfort zone,
which is what a challenge is all about...right?

I knew right away the creation I was going to make for this challenge though.
Several years ago I had purchased a Christening Dress die from Cottage Cutz
and absolutely love the sweetness of it.
Plus the fact that this summer I am expecting my 4th great grandchild (a girl)
and will be needing a card for her christening.
(I know, you don't have to mention it, I am waaaay too young to be a great-grandma...LOL)

I used a Spellbinders Labels Four die to cut an opening in my card stock.
Once cut out, I embossed with a Sizzix EB folder.
I computer generated the sentiment, one I love,
and placed under the opening (window).
Then I added my christening gown and bonnet,
a few CLD Leaf Flourishes and branches from the CLD Wreath Strip dies.
These are two of my 'go to' dies most of the time, I just love them!
Three little white Roses were then added!

So, make sure and visit (and join in with us) the Double D
and see all the gorgeous, gorgeous creations from the Double D girls!!

Entering the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday .... ATG
Ooh La La .... Flowers
The Paper Girls .... Flowers
Use Your Stuff ... For The Love of Children
Scrap and Craft ....  New Baby

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Anything Goes Challenge at Dies R Us

Can you believe we are half way through August already?
It seems that time honestly is going fast and faster
or maybe 'I' need to slow down more!

Well, since it the 15th of the month it means it is
time for a new challenge beginning at Dies R Us 
and our theme is a super easy one
Anything Goes.

I have had this die sitting here in my stash just waiting
for it's chance to appear.....
and today is the day!

The die I used is Memory Box Dizzy Butterflies.....
there is a story behind this die  but I will tell that at another time...lol

For the panel underneath I used
Tutti Designs Nesting Stitched Rectangles
that I water colored with my Zig pens...look how bright these colors are...love!

Now I could of added to this card, cut extra butterflies and popped them up,
added to the flowers etc....but I wanted this card to be an easy mailer
and I think it is just fine the way it is.

So, pop on over and visit the Dies R us challenge blog and join in with our
super easy challenge....
plus my teammates have some beautiful creations that are sure to inspire YOU!

Entering the following challenges:
Cards In Envy .... Bugs (8/21)
Dragonfly Journey's .... Keen On Neon
Crop Stop ... Products Used: Memory Box~Zig
Little Red Wagon .... Bugs~Slugs