Thursday, May 26, 2016

DL.ART Challenge #181 - Boys or Men

Happy Thursday!! I hope you are having a wonderful week!! It's almost Memorial Day weekend here in the USA, a time to remember those who gave all in service to our country. And in Indiana, that also means the Indianapolis 500 :) It's time for another Thankful Thursday challenge at DL.ART, and for Challenge #181, the theme is Boys or Men. If you use the code l01210, you'll get 10% off your order at DL.ART.

I do so few masculine cards, I truly struggle. For these cards I used heavyweight black cardstock for the base and then I added a layer of tulle for some texture. The papers are from Maja Designs Vintage Summer Basics stack.

I added Liquitex Modeling Paste through a The Crafters Workshop Clock stencil and then added a Tim Holtz Weathered Clock die.

The 'Happy' die is from My Creative Time, as is the 'father's day' stamp. They were embossed with Sparkle N Sprinkle Copper Flame embossing powder. The banners are from Taylored Expressions Banner Stacklets One dies. The circle is a Memory Box Stitched Circle die, embossed with Copper Flame, and the button is a Poppystamps Stitched Button die, also embossed with Copper Flame. The beautiful crinkle ribbon is Granite from The Galaxy Bundle. The Black and White Twine is also from the DL.ART shop. I finished them up with some spatters of black paint with a Tim Holtz Splatter brush.

I am entering this in the following challenges:

1) Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
2) Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
3) Pause, Dream Enjoy Linky - Anything Goes
4) 2 Creative Chicks - Anything Goes
5) Little Scrap Pieces Show it Off Saturday - Anything Goes

Now it's your turn!! Head on over to DL.ART to see the amazing projects my design team sisters have created for today's challenge!! Then link up your Boys or Men project!! I can't wait to see what you create :)

I had to share this picture with you after showing you the beautiful pictures of the turkeys all puffed up on my last post. I heard a loud noise outside and I looked out the window to see these two locked in a death match!! They were banging into things all over the yard. I was even able to sneak outside to snap their picture...they were so engrossed in their battle, they didn't even hear me. Sadly, they were moving around so much, the pictures were blurry. This is the best of the lot and it's not the sharpest. I was afraid one of them would snap the others neck, but thankfully they broke apart after a few minutes and went their respective ways :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!! Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Memorial Day to all my friends in the USA!!

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Congratulations, Baby!!

Happy Tuesday!! I hope you are having a wonderful week!! It's my turn to post on the Die-Versions blog and I have a couple of cards to share with you using one of the newest dies from the latest release.

The new Whispers Pacifier die so is adorable!! I paired it with baby themed papers from Lemoncraft for these cards.

Along the top, I used a Whispers Lacey Dots die (not currently in stock). The sentiment is from the Oh Baby set from Joy Clair Stamps. On the DL.ART crinkle ribbon I used a Wee Petites Button die.

I haven't had much of a chance to snap more pictures but I do have a few new birds to share. So in the Birds of My Backyard series, I'll call this one the Woodpecker edition  :)

I'll start with the cute Downy Woodpecker.

Next is the Red Bellied woodpecker. This was one of the first birds I saw when I moved here.

A clearer shot of a Red Headed Woodpecker. Such a vibrant red!!

And one of my favorites...a Pileated woodpecker. These suckers are huge.

A close-up of his red head. These guys eat so much, I can barely keep the suet cake stocked!!

A sweet picture of a Red Finch couple.

The turkeys were back in all of their puffed up glory.

So pretty!

I wasn't sure what this tiny little bird was so I did some searching I think it might be a house finch.

And last but not least, an adorable pond frog.

Thanks so much for stopping by!! Have a great day :)

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Celebration Blog Hop

This is my second post of the day. For my Scrapy Land project, click HERE!! 

We here at Die-Versions have collaborated with two awesome companies: Joy Clair Stamps and DL.ART to come up with a fun and festive Celebration Blog Hop. We want to showcase how well our three companies products work together. Die-Versions makes very intricate and lovely dies; Joy Clair makes high quality clear stamps; and DL.ART makes gorgeous rayon hand-dyed crinkle ribbon and also carries bakers twine and other hand crafted seasonal supplies.

The Celebration Blog Hop will take place on Wednesday, May 18th, Thursday, May 19th and Friday, May 20th. Over the three days all Design Team Members will be sharing with you projects they have made for all the many upcoming Celebrations that come around this time of year, ie....Weddings, Baby Showers, Baby Births, Graduations, Father's Day, and of course Birthdays! All Design Team Members will be using supplies from all three companies to make their projects so you can see for yourself how lovely these products work together and how dies, stamps and ribbons are the perfect combination!!

There will be prizes for those who comment on all the blogs over the three days and who become followers of all the blogs. Die-Versions is giving away a $50.00 Gift Certificate to the Die-Versions store. Joy Clair is giving away 3 $25.00 Gift Certificates to the Joy Clair store, one each day and DL.ART is giving away a $10.00 Gift Code to the DL.ART Store to one lucky winner!! The prizes will be announced on all three of the companies Die-Versions, Joy Clair and DL.ART blogs on Sunday, May 22nd.

DL.ART is running a 3 day Special during the Blog Hop for all of the Design Team Followers ~ 12% off your entire order at DL.ART by using code: DJDHOPS this code will only be valid on the 3 days of the Celebration Blog Hop.

I'm the first stop on the hop. The entire list of Designers for the entire Celebration Blog Hop is listed on the Die-Versions Blog if you get lost along the way.

For my first set of cards, I created baby cards for both a girl and a boy with papers from Lemoncraft. All of the sentiments and the sweet little babies are from Joy Clair's Oh, Baby Stamp set. The babies were placed on a Die-Versions Whispers Stitched Nested Circle die.

The adorable dog safety pin and bunny safety pin are from Die-Versions new Whispers Build a Safety Pin die set (love it!!). This beautiful crinkle ribbon from DL.ART is Sweet Dream from the Baby Bundle and the Blue Twine is also from DL.ART.

This gorgeous DL.ART crinkle ribbon is Baby Pink from the Baby Bundle. The button on the ribbon is a Die-Versions Wee Petites Button die and the Pink Twine is from DL.ART.

For my second set of cards, I used the new Die-Versions Whispers Butterfly Collage die. Isn't it gorgeous??!! I didn't want to take away from it too much, so I popped it up with foam tape and applied it over a Brusho background.

Birthday is a Die-Versions Express Edges die. The sentiment is from Joy Clair's Wedding Sentiments stamp set. I thought the sentiment was perfect for a birthday, too :) This crinkle ribbon from DL.ART is Primrose from the 2016 Spring Bundle. The Yellow Twine is from DL.ART.

This crinkle ribbon from DL.ART is Peach from the 2016 Spring Bundle. The Orange Twine is from DL.ART. The button is a Die-Versions Wee Petites Button die.

Your next stop on the blog hop is Crystal Thompson's Blog. Blow is the list of the blogs with their links, or you could also head back to the Die-Versions Blog. The complete list will be posted there each day.


Lisa Fish < You Are Here
Crystal Thompson
Martha Lucia Gomez Hernandez
Diana Larson
Donna Green Idlet
Anne Temple
Penny Cunningham-Ward
Lori Kobular

THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2016

Jessica Pascarella
Karen Hasheck
Cornelia Wenokor
Katie Ota
Kara Snyder
Crystal Ramo
Mary Moisan
Monica Edwards

FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2016:

Lori Kobular
Dawn Bennett
Irit Shalom
Alicia Mia Falu
Alicja Asia Panewka
Steph Ackerman
Emilia van den Heuvel
LeeAnn McKinney

We hope you have enjoyed the Celebration Blog Hop!! Be sure to leave comments on on all the blogs for a chance at winning one of the many prizes!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Scrapy Land Challenge #42 - Lots of Layers

Happy Wednesday!! I hope you are having a wonderful week!! It's time for a new challenge at Scrapy Land and this one is my favorite - Lots of Layers plus a brand of die that Scrapy Land carries...there are over 40 to choose from!! Play along and you could win a gift certificate to shop at the Scrapy Land store.

For my cards, I used papers from Maja Design's Vintage Summer Basics. I used three different kinds of pastes on these cards...on the bottom, I used Texture Paste through a The Crafter's Workshop Art Is stencil. In the top corner is a Sue Wilson Dandelion Clock die. The next Layer is a Cherry Lynn English Tea Party Doily die.

On the middle panel, I used DecoArt Crackle Paste through a Prima Flourish stencil. The bottom of the panel was cut with a Spellbinders Curved Borders One die. Next is a Memory Box Stitched Circle die, followed by another that is covered with PaperArtsy Grunge Paste. While it was wet, I spritzed water on a Darkroom Door text stamp and pressed it into the Grunge Paste for some added texture.

You can see the texture in the Grunge Paste better in this pic. The banner is a Taylored Expressions Banner Stacklet One die.

The butterflies are Memory Box Butterfly Trio dies. Shabby White Frantage was added to every other layer.

Tucked among the blooms along with cheesecloth and baby's breath are Memory Box Chloe dies, Memory Box Tender Leaves and Elizabeth Craft Curvey Leaves dies.

The beautiful little cherub face is air-dry clay using a Prima Art Decor Baroque 2 mould. Once the clay dried, it was painted with a layer of acrylic paint and then a layer of DecoArt Crackle Glaze. Victorian Velvet Distress Ink was then applied over it to bring out the cracks.

You can see how thick with layers this card is!!

Scrapy Land Dies Used

I am entering this in the following challenges:

1) Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
2) Pause, Dream Enjoy Linky - Anything Goes
3) 2 Creative Chicks - Anything Goes
4) Little Scrap Pieces Show it Off Saturday - Anything Goes

Now it's your turn!! Head on over to Scrapy Land to see the amazing projects my design team sisters have created for today's challenge!! Then link up your Lots of Layers project using a brand of die that Scrapy Land carries!! I can't wait to see what you create :)

Also, you might have noticed that Scrapy Land is now carrying a new brand of dies...Tutti Designs. I'm excited that my sweet friend Diane of Nellie's Nest is on their inaugural design team!! She's having a giveaway to celebrate!! Stop by her blog to enter and let her know I sent you!! Have a great day :)


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