Monday, April 24, 2017

Wedding Dies Released

Yesterday the wedding dies were released at
Tutti Designs and I have a card fr you using one of the new dies

I cut the car from a shimmery white card stock, added gems to the tires.
A strip of designer paper was placed underneath and I ran a
'chain link strip' (dazzles I have had forever) along the top and bottom,
A just married sentiment sticker was added to complete...pretty easy....
 also a good die for a man for a birthday, retirement or Father's Day!

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Holly Blessings

Today on the Sparkle N Sprinkle blog I have a 
'Bounce Sheet Technique'
I think you will find a bit interesting....
pop on over to the BLOG to see how it was done!

For this card I used one of the new April stamp sets

For this project I used 

 1/4"Tear-ific  Tape on all four sides, then sprinkling with Aztec Gold pretty!

Stamped the image with Versamark and embossed with Gold Detail embossing powder.
I did the same with the single Holly image, but this time fussy cutting it with Tonic 5" mini scissors.
Both images were colored with Copics.
Sentiment was stamped once again with Versamark and embossed with the Gold Detail embossing powder.

Saturday, April 22, 2017


I am glad to see the backside of this week!!
Have you ever had one of those weeks where maybe
you should have just stayed in bed the ENTIRE week?
Well, it has been 'that' week for me.
Crazy week where a raccoon has driven my husband and I nuts!
From getting into the feeder we have for the feral cats, dirtying up
their water and damaging the lid on the feeder.
We now have to put it in the garage every night.
Next night the thing is scratching at our slider door of the bedroom at 4am.
To top it off, one of the feral cats had kittens underneath our bedroom
window behind the rose bushes, so it has been trying to get to them..
nasty things are raccoons!
NOT happy about the kittens either, it has been a nightmare,
yesterday it stormed so hard and they almost drowned,
I had to run out in the storm, bring them in and dry them off and
try and warm them up, (they will be 3 weeks today).

There's more LOTs more, but that is just the bit of it.
Well I could tell you where I drove to town to shop
for a bench I saw in the Big Lots ad for outside my kitchen slider
and got out of the car to go in, reached for my purse and had FORGOTTEN it at home!
Or how I drove into town next day with a list of stuff I need,
one being a cartridge for my Dyno Label machine
(hasn't had a cartridge for 2 years)
get home put it in, all happy to use it and the batteries are DEAD
I don't have enough on hand....on and on!

Yesterday my morning was spent in a kindergarten class with granddaughter Mena
and today starting 'soon' my morning will spent on the soccer fields.

So today I do have a card to share after all my complaining LOL.

It is a card using the Tutti Designs Swirly Rose Circle die.
This is the 3rd card I have made with this die and is one of my favorites,
not sure why, but I just love these Roses!

A little trick I found that worked pretty good for this die is that a
1 1/4" punch works almost perfectly to place under the Rose,
allowing me to punch the circles in white card stock,
then coloring it in.
I used paper and sequins from my stash of many!

Entering the following challenges:
Shopping Our Stash ..... Roses

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Get Ready to Laugh!!

This week at The Cutting Cafe is what I am going to call
'an embarrassing moment" for me...LOL!

The assignment was to show a picture of a portion of our creative spaces.
Should be easy, right?   NOT!!  I have a huge mess right now
and the only half way clean place (and even that is messy) was
my corner of the room that houses my 12 x 12 papers and my card stocks!
Want to see? Now don't be jealous...hahahahaha!!!


The paper on the left is all my 12 x 12 papers, a small portion of it anyways,
as it it from the floor up, you are seeing the top 1/3 ...and a 'collect all'
on top of that!

The other is a shelving unit (big one) form Lowes, it goes almost to the ceiling
and I have 2 of the big ones 
and one small one in the room and 
another in the closet for 'seasonal 'stuff.
The edge of the shelves easily hold my SU punches...some of them, 
the rest are on
the other unit the other side of the room and in a few dedicated 'punch' drawers!
Card stocks on the left are all SU and the ones to the right are all my 110# base card stocks.

Someday I will show my room all completed...I bought fabric for it years ago
to make skirts for my tables to hide what's under them,
curtains for the double windows and chair covers for the chairs.
It is a pretty large room with a wall of closets
and I have it set up one side for sewing and one side for paper crafting.
my work table backs up to my sewing table and I can move 
my sewing machine off when a friend come to paper play!

If you want to see a few other of the Design team Rooms,
make sure and pop on over to 
The Cutting Cafe on the 21st....
you just have o see Regina's room 
(which is why I am calling this an embarrassing)

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Double D Challenges Silhouettes

New challenge starts today at Double D with Team Darlene hosting.
Darlene has chosen the theme of  'silhouettes'
and the fun mood board below for inspiration.

Since one of my many paper crafting resolutions this year was to
'use what I have'
I chose this silhouette image from Technique Tuesday
because I already had it stamped from a previous year or two. This is one of those images that the
Misti or The Stamp Platform would of come in
handy, as I could of stamped over it a few times to
get that really deep color I was going for....
on my list of 'must haves'! 

I have been liking the square cards lately and so I cut a card stock base 5" x 5".
I spent plenty of time looking for 'just the right' papers
and finally picked out 3 to use, and ended up using just one....
does that ever happen to you?

The background of my stamped image is an 'all over' cloud stamp
from Impression Obsession, which I think made the perfect
backdrop for the image.

The sentiment is part of the TT Fly stamp set.
I stamped directly onto the background (thank goodness it
and the second part of the sentiment on a little wood banner
(another bit of something I need to use up).
I really love the sentiment as I think more people in this world of ours
need to "Enjoy the little things"!

Make sure to head on over to Double D Challenges and see all the beautiful
and inspiring creations from both teams!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

More Easter Blessings

I still have a few more Easter cards I would like to share
for the month of April.

This is another of those dies that can be used for other then Easter cards.
The die I used is Tutti Designs Spring Gate.
I did however make it into an Easter card by stamping
the 'Easter Blessings' on the die itself.

I added a few punched butterflies and
a background Ken Oliver paper cut with a 
Tutti Designs Nesting Stitched Rectangle die.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Happy Birthday Cake

I had a lot of fun making this card for a birthday!
I love the fun colors and the polka dots of course!

I started out by embossing a happy birthday background,
then layered three Tutti Designs Nesting Stitched Circles.

The center die is a Tutti Designs 'Birthday Topper'.
I colored it with Copics, 
added a bit of Sparkle N Sprinkle Sunny Daze glitter
to each candle 'flame'.

I topped it off with a bow made from gorgeous ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Entering the following challenges:
Alphabet .... C is for Cake