Wednesday, March 21, 2018

It's a Girl~Congratulations

Time for a new challenge at Double D challenges
and Team Darlene is hosting with the theme
'Just Wing It'
and the mood board below.

I took this challenge to be anything with wings and went with a baby card
using some very OLD stamps.

The stamps I used are from a Unity Kit of the Month October 2009.
I used to belong to that and really built up a lot of stamps that way.
It was fun receiving new stamps every month,
however that was when I was working and could afford to do!!

Not much more to say about this card,
pretty self explanatory.

Make sure to pop on over to the Double D Challenge blog
to not olny see all the fabulous designs from the teams
but to join in with us as well, there is a neat prize every single challenge!!

Tuesday, March 20, 2018


Today is the first day of Spring and I thought it would be
a good day to share my 'BLOOM' card
thinking maybe Michigan would get the hint
and give us warm air and sunshine and let the 
Spring flowers 'bloom'!

I am showing my project I made for our
design team post at The Cutting Cafe blog.
on the 21st (usually in the afternoon).
You don't want to miss it as all the designers
have their project in one place making it super easy to see all!

The Cutting Cafe Shop has numerous word shaped files to choose from,
they are so fun and so easy to cut,
but this time we were all asked to come up with a word of our own,
you won't find these in the shop, 
however YOU can ask for
The Cutting Cafe to create a 'custom' word (or numbers, a name etc) for you.

For my word I chose the word 'BLOOM'
This card has 2 layers, card base, next layer to cover the fold,
which I then embossed with a leafy EB folder.
The next layer I used a Graphic 45 paper
then added embellishments to that.
The fourth layer was letters to go on that, but I choose to leave as is.

So make sure tomorrow to go to 
The Cutting Cafe blog to see all the fun custom word we each FUN!!

Entering the following challenges:
Dream Valley .... Spring Colors
Crafting With Friends .... ATG
Crafty Sentiments .... Shaped cards
Craft-Dee Bowz .... ATG with a handmade bow

Easter Cards

This is my post on the Tutti Designs blog today

Hi Diane with you today,
continuing with my Easter cards I have made for this year.
Can you believe Easter is April 1st?
Seems so very early this year!

I have two cards today.  
The first card is using Tutti Designs Praying Hands Egg.
I simply used a glitter paper for the background
giving off a major amount of sparkle!
The egg itself was die cut from a water color paper
and I added a pretty bow to finish.

Entering the following challenges:
Make My Monday .... Easter Fun
My Time To Craft .... Easter/Spring

The second card uses Tutti Designs Cross In The Vine die.
I used a pretty , soft background paper and to soften it even more,
I added a piece of vellum on top.
The ivy vine was cut with a watercolor paper, then I cut the cross from
a solid paper and paper pieced it in.
A sentiment and pearls were added to finish!

Make sure to visit us daily for more fabulous inspiration for using these dies!

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For your convenience, here are all the Tutti Designs quick links you will need:

Thank you for visiting with me today!

Entering the following challenges:
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Sunday, March 18, 2018

I Love Old Trucks

This is my card on the Sparkle N Sprinkle blog today

Hi, Diane with you today with a card using the newly released stamp set
I Love Old Trucks.

I created a great masculine card today using all the
fabulous products below

Glitter CampfireGM2042
Misc:  Embossing Folder Cuttlebug,
Sponge, Black card Stock

I started by cutting a black card stock base 5 1/2 x 5 1/2.
Next I cut a white card stock base 5 1/4 x 5 1/5.
I embossed this piece with a Cuttlebug embossing folder,
then using a sponge,
Knowing that I was going to be covering up the center
I didn't worry so much about sponging most of that.

I cut a piece of white card stock,
then stamped it with the sentiment from the stamp set I Love Old Trucks.
but, I first cut the stamp apart into 3 pieces,
then used my Tim Holtz Stamp Platform to line them up
What's nice about the platform,
I can easily put them back in the order they were to stamp them like they came.
Using the Sakura Glue Pen on each heart,
I added Campfire Glitter to each.

Next, using the platform once again,
I applied first Nuvo Medium Glue Pen 
to the more intricate areas of the stamp
and Nuvo Large Glue Pen to the rest.
When using the large pen, 
you don't want too much pressure when adding the glue
to the stamp, or you will lose some of your design.
Carefully stamp on your black card stock piece.
Let the glue dry to a tackiness 
(when you don't see any more milkiness color of the glue)
Press down lightly and make sure all areas are covered.

Using your Mini blender brush, 'scrub' all the excess flakes off.
You now have a gorgeous gilding flake card full of wonderful shine!

Once done, I simply layered all the pieces together!

Make sure to leave a comment both here and on my post on the SNS Blog for a chance to go shopping at Sparkle N Sprinkle.  No one knows who the Mystery Designer is this month (and it might just be me).  There will be new projects on the SNS Blog every day for your inspiration and for increasing your chances of winning.  Good luck!
Thank you for visiting with me today!!

Entering the following challenges:
Dragonfly Dreams .... All That Glitters
Love To Create .... Mixed Media (gilding flakes)

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Tis Thee Irish

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!

I had to share this, I stole  'borrowed' off of Facebook,
these are my friend Dianne's Goldens
one is Lucy (she is just a pup)
and for the life of me I can't think of the male's name..maybe later.  NOT a male, it's a HER
and named Cassie..sweet girl!!
I don't think she will mind I 'borrowed' the photo's,
just too cute not to share!

Just for fun today I created seven cards using several
If you are not familiar with these dies then all I can say is
you are missing!
They cut fabulous and are extremely reasonable.

Being St Patrick's Day I used seven of the dies just for this occasion.
However, these dies would work well for graduation,
wishing someone good luck on a new job or promotion, retirement
and so on, I think you get the idea.

I am not going to go into detail of how each card was made
as I think you can tell I added the usual,
papers, stamps, sequins ribbon etc.

Entering the following challenges:
Sweet Stampin .... Paper Scraps and stamping
Crafty Card Makers .... Go Green

Entering the following challenges:
CAS on Friday .... Celebration and Sequins

All links are given above....I hope you enjoyed my cards
and thank you for visiting me!

Entering the following challenges:

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Frame It

March 15th already
and that brings us mid-month to a new challenge at
Dies R Us with the theme being 'Frame It'.

Lots and lots of beautiful frame dies to choose at the
Dies R us store!

I chose a favorite frame set of mine
Impression Obsession All In One Frames Set 2
this set cuts 5 different frames all at once,
you can choose to use all or only 3 like I did
and save the rest for a future project!

Pretty simple card, but oh so pretty!

I used a lavender background paper from Papermania called French Lavender.
The frames were cut from The Paper Studio Blanc Boutique 'Pearl'.

Next came Memory Box Precious Butterflies cut from a purple metallic paper.
This set is being retired, so if you want it you had better grab it now!
A few pearls were added to the butterfly to finish!

Take a peek at all the 'framed' goodness at the Dies R Us challenge blog
and join in with us!!

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

The Sweetest Songs

Time for a new challenge at
and Darlene is our hostess and she has chosen the theme

I love being on a design team where I can use ANYTHING I want.
That gives me the opportunity to use all kind of neglected things from my stash.
One of those very neglected things are my stamps!
I seem  to gravitate more and more to the dies.
So, all that being said, you will be seeing more stamps used
for design teams such as this one...hooray!!

This is a big 6 x 6 card.  I wanted the base to be white,
but I didn't have any 12 x 12 white card, 
so I cut the card from a pink card stock 5 1/2" x  5 1/2".
and added a 6" piece of white to the back of the card.... a bit different.
The die cut the bird is stamped on as well as the sentiment is a

I added Bubblegum glitter to the blooms 
and Gecko glitter to the leaves,
then used a Stardust Gelly Roll pen on the nest itself.
I think you can see that in the first picture better then this one.

This  pretty Spring card is sure to cheer anyone up!
Make sure to pop on over to
The Sisterhood blog
 and see what my 'sistahs' have created!

Entering the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday .... ATG
Shopping our Stash .... Put A Bird On It
Scrapyland .... ATG
Simon Says Monday .... Easter/Spring

Products used:
Stampendous stamps Spring Sentiments, Nesting Bird
WeR Memory Keepers Bouquet EB folder
Poppystamps Clothesline Hearts Banner
Sparkle N Sprinkle Glitters Gecko, Bubblegum
Stardust Gelly Roll Pen