Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Wishing You Happiness

Happy Tuesday!! I hope all of my US friends had a safe and happy Memorial Day!! Wow, can you believe it's almost June??!! The year is half over and I don't know where the first half went!! It's my turn to post on the Die-Versions blog and I have a couple of cards to share with you today using the new Whispers Vintage Sign from the May Release :)


I wanted these cards to look like the vintage signs were hanging in a flower garden. I used a combination of several Die-Versions dies. The papers are from Prima's Nature's Garden stack and the edges were distressed with a Zutter DIA. Flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts.


For the backgrounds, I used my all-time favorite Whispers Bricks Background die. Seriously, I love this die so much...it's definitely one of my most-used dies. Beneath the cluster of flowers is a Whispers Ring of Hearts die.


The Vintage Sign was popped up with foam tape. The dragonfly is a Wee Petites Buggy die. It was cut twice, with the top layer covered with sugar coating. A Whispers Butterfly Garden die was added along the bottom. The butterflies were fussy-cut and covered with sugar coating.


I am entering this in the following challenges:

1. DL.Art - May Linky
2. Little Scrap Pieces - Show It Off Saturday

Thanks so much for stopping by :)

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Scrapy Land Blog Challenge #18 - Birthdays/Celebrations

Happy Wednesday!! I hope you are having a wonderful week!! It's time for another fun challenge at Scrapy Land!! The theme this week is Birthdays/Celebrations, plus a brand of die that Scrapy Land carries...there are over 40 brands to choose from!!


I used Prima papers for these cards. A Spellbinders Majestic Labels 25 was used for the pockets. A LaLa Land Stitched Scallop die was used along the opening. Die-Versions Wee Petites Button Dies were used to hold the scallop dies in place. Celebrate is a Die-Versions Sweet Wordlet die, and it's placed on a Taylored Expressions Banner Stacklet die.


The tag is a Spellbinders Tags and Flags die. The butterfly is a Memory Box Isabella die, covered in sugar coating. Happy is a Die-Versions Sweet Wordlet die, as is Birthday. Memory Box Botanical Stems were tucked among the flowers.

 
A A Spellbinders Majestic Labels 25 was was used for the inside, as was a Memory Box Isabella die.


I am entering these in the following challenges:

1. DL.Art - May Linky
2. Little Scrap Pieces - Show It Off Saturday
3. DoubleClick Challenge #22 - Happy Birthday

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 Birthday/Celebration project using a brand of die that Scrapy Land carries!! I can't wait to see what you create :)

Monday, May 18, 2015

Celebrate Father's Day

Happy Monday!! I hope you had a wonderful weekend!! It's my turn again to post on the Die-Versions blog and I have a couple of cards to share with you today using one of the awesome new dies from the May 2015 release.


I don't create many masculine cards, so I was so excited to see the new Whispers Vintage Motorcycle die from the latest release!! It's perfect for a masculine birthday card or for Father's Day...so I've made one of each.


A Whispers Circles Background was used for the base. The Vintage Motorcycle was cut in silver foil so that it would shine :)


Happy Birthday is a Corner Concepts die. The star is a Wee Petites Super Stars die.


For this card, the Whispers Circles Background was cut in silver foil. Celebrate is an Express Banner die.The two star bursts and the stars along the top are Wee Petites Super Stars dies.


A Sweet Spots Angel Wing Scalloped Circle was used for the sentiment, which was created with the A Little Mint Font set.

I am entering this in the following challenges:

1. DL.Art - May Linky

Thanks so much for stopping by!! Have a fabulous week :)

Friday, May 15, 2015

Vintage Corset Cards and WINNER!!

Happy Friday!! I hope you have fun plans for the weekend!! I have a winner to announce for the Die-Versions Star Border Punch die, but first...it's my turn to post on the Die-Versions blog and I have a project to share with you using one of the fabulous new dies from the May 2015 release.


For these cards, I'm using the gorgeous Whispers Vintage Corset die. Isn't it fabulous??!! All of the dies from this vintage/steampunk release are awesome!!


I cut the Vintage Corset twice and added iridescent vellum between the top layer and tulle between the bottom. Tiny crystal gems act as the buttons.


A Whispers Loopy Lace die was added along the bottom. Celebrate is a Sweet Wordlet die.


Happy and Birthday are also Sweet Wordlet dies. A Wee Petites Button die was used on the bow.

I'm entering this in the following challenges:

1. DL.Art - May Linky
2. Little Scrap Pieces - Show It Off Saturday
3. Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes

And now for the winner of the Die-Versions Star Border Punch!! I want to sincerely thank everyone who stopped by for Jo's Scrap Shack Blogaversary Blog Hop and the Die-Versions Mother's Day Blog Hop. I wish I could give each of you something, but since there can only be one winner, I used random.org to select which post to use (it chose the Die-Versions Hop) and then again for the comment (it chose #51). So, random.org picked as the winner, #51....


Congrats, Diane!! I'll email you for your contact info, or you can sent it to me at: indymermaid(at)gmail(dot)com.

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

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Scrapy Land Blog Challenge #17 - Anything Goes

For Jo's Scrap Shack 3rd Blogaversary Blog Hop and Giveaway, click HERE
For the Die-Versions Mother's Day Blog Hop and Card Challenge, click HERE

Happy Wednesday!! It's time for another fun challenge at Scrapy Land and the theme this week is everyone's favorite - Anything Goes using a brand of die that Scrapy Land carries (there are over 40 brands to choose from!!). Plus...Scrapy Land is having a Guest DT call!! Visit the Scrapy Land Challenge Blog to find out how you can be a part of this team!! All the information needed to apply is included in the Challenge #17 post.


The papers for these two cards are from DCWV's Primrose stack. The edges were distressed with a Zutter DIA.


A Memory Box Trellis Die was used to the cut a little window into the paper. Tucked among the flowers are Cheery Lynn Right and Left Tiny Fanciful Flourishes, Memory Box Chloe Stems, and Memory Box Botanical Stems dies.


A Taylored Expressions Banner Stacklet 1 die was used for the sentiment. A La-La Land Birdhouse die was cut twice and offset for a shadow effect. Memory Box Resting Birds dies were covered with sugar coating and added to the birdhouse. Memory Box Isabella Butterflies were cut and also covered with sugar coating. I used a La-La Land Stitched Elements Oval on the inside.


Most of the elements on this card are the same, but the placement is a little different. I used the Memory Box Trellis Die to cut the Taylored Expressions Banner Stacklet 1 in half and then popped it up with foam tape. Both My Creative Time sentiments were heat embossed with Vanilla Embossing Powder.


I am entering these in the following challenges:

1. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Let's Get Sentimental
2. DL.Art - May Linky
3. Fan-Tastic Tuesday - A/G Using Pastel Colors
4. Tuesday Throwdown - Flowers For Her
5. Artistic Inspirations - A/G with Twist of Ribbon
6. Crafting From the Heart - A/G
7. Craft Your Passion - A/G
8. The Shabby Tea Room - Pretty in Pink/Photo Inspiration
9. 613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes/Feminine
10. Come and Get It Challenges - Feminine
11. Glitter N Sparkle Challenge - A/G
12. Pile it On - For a Lady
13. Crafting Musketeers Challenge Blog - Use a Die Cut
14. Our Creative Corner - May Flowers
15. The Sisters of Craft - A/G
16. Crafty Calender Challenge - Things With Wings
17. Design Team Showcase - A/G from a DT
18. Open Minded Challenges - Shabby Chic
19. Fussy and Fancy - Lots of Flowers
20. Simply Papercraft - A/G or Lots of Layers
21. Sister Act Card Challenge - A/G
22. In the Pink - Fussy & Fancy
23. Inspiration Destination - A/G
24. Word Art Wednesday - A/G

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 project using a brand of die that Scrapy Land  carries!! I can't wait to see what you create :)

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

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Die-Versions Mother's Day Blog Hop and Challenge


Happy Tuesday!! In honor of National Scrapbook Day and Mother's Day we on the Die-Versions Design Team have come up with a fun Blog Hop and Card Challenge. The Mother's Day Card Challenge will begin on May 5th and run thru May 11th and the winners will be announced on the Die-Versions Blog on May 15th. The Design Team will be picking 5 winners from the Mother's Day Card Challenge. The theme for this Challenge is to make a Mother's Day Card. To be eligible to be one of the 5 Lucky winners of a $20.00 Die-Versions Gift Card you have to comply with the following:
  1. Your card must be newly created and PLEASE, no back linking
  2. Please be a follower of the Die-Versions Blog along with the Design Team Members Blogs (listed below)
  3. You need to leave a comment on the DV Blog and each of the Design Team Members blogs (listed below)
  4. You must link your Mother's Day card with the inlinkz link on the DV Blog
  5. We would love it if you used a Die-Versions die in your card, but that is not mandatory!
Now for some inspiration, here is the list of Design Team Members Blogs:

Anne
Archana
Emilia
Lisa < YOU ARE HERE
Lori
Mary
Patti

So have fun hopping and don't forget to leave a comment on the Die-Versions blog and the DV Design Team members listed above blogs!! We look forward to seeing all your beautiful creations!!

And now for my project...


 I created two Mother's Day cards using several Die-Versions products. The cards are pretty much the same except for the colors.


I used a Whispers Hexagon Background die for the background of the cards. A Whispers Ring of Hearts die was popped up with foam tape and placed behind a Whispers Butterfly Punch Border die. Sticky tape was placed behind both the Ring of Hearts die and the Butterfly Punch Border and then sugar coating was sprinkled inside for a beautiful sparkle.


The light is a Whispers Gas Lamp Sign die...I cut off the sign part so it would fit with the design. The butterfly is a Wee Petites Buggy die. Mom was cut from A Little Mint Font. The button on the ribbon is a Wee Petites Buttons die.

I am entering this in the following challenges:

1. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
2. DL.Art - May Linky
3. Funday Friday Challenge - Happy Mother's Day

I have blog candy!!


All you have to do to be eligible to win this Die-Versions Star Border Punch die is:
  1. Leave a comment with a way to contact you. That's it!!
  2. For another chance to win, leave a comment on my Sunday post HERE.
Candy is open worldwide. Winner will be selected via random.org on 5/9 from all the comments on both posts.

Happy National Scrapbook Month and have a wonderful Mother's Day!!

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Jo's Scrap Shack Blogaversary Blog Hop!

Happy Sunday!! Today we are celebrating Jo's Scrap Shack's 3rd Blogaversary with a blog hop full of amazing inspiration showcasing projects with a Birthday theme!! I was so honored when my sweet friend Jo asked me to be a part of her celebration!!


You should have arrived from Amanda. If you are just stopping by or visiting me from your dashboard, you'll want to start at the the beginning at Jo's Blog so you don't miss any of the projects. Plus, Jo has an awesome prize up for grabs!!


Look at all those amazing goodies!! To be eligible to win this prize, you must:
  1. Visit each designer's blog on the hop
  2. Follow & leave a comment on each blog
You have until Midnight, May 4th to leave comments. Jo will announce the random winner from one of the designers blogs on her blog on Tuesday, May 5th.

Now for my project...


I created a gift bag and matching card to celebrate a birthday :)


For the bag, I used several layers of Prima papers sewn together, the edges distressed with a Zutter DIA. A Prima Junk Yard Findings zipper was used to "unzip" the paper. The butterflies are Memory Box Isabella butterflies, covered in sugar coating and popped up with foam tape.


Memory Box Chloe Stems and Botanical Stem leaves are tucked among the Wild Orchid Crafts blooms. Happy is a My Creative Time die, also covered with sugar coating. The banners are Taylored Expressions Banner dies. Birthday is also from My Creative Time. The button on the crinkle ribbon is a Poppystamps Stitched Button die.


The card was made basically the same as the bag, but the butterflies are punches.


You can sorta see that I used a Chloe stem for the inside of the card.


And because I can't just make one card, I made two!! This one with my favorite color of pink :)

I am entering this in the following challenges:

1. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Anything Goes
2. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
3. DL.Art - May Linky
4. Little Scrap Pieces - Show It Off Saturday
5. Decorate to Celebrate - Anything Goes

I have blog candy!!


To be eligible to win this Die-Versions Stars Punch Border die, all you have to do is:
  1. Leave a comment with a way to contact you. That's it!!
  2. For a second chance to win, stop back by on Tuesday for the Die-Versions Mother's Day Blog Hop and Card Challenge and leave a comment.
Candy is open worldwide. Winner will be selected via random.org on 5/9 from all the comments on both posts.

Your next stop on the hop is Bridget. Here's the entire lineup in case you get lost along the way or want to revisit anyone:

1. Jo - http://jwscrapshack.blogspot.com/
2. Amanda - http://www.craftsbyamanda.blogspot.com/
3. Lisa - http://indymermaid.blogspot.com/ < YOU ARE HERE
4. Bridget - http://crazycatladycraft.blogspot.com/
5. Mendi - http://snippets-of-mendi.blogspot.com/
6. Kellie - http://alittlebitofkellie.blogspot.com/
7. Millie - http://craftingwithcreativem.blogspot.com/
8. Joyce - http://joycescreativecrafts.blogspot.com/
9. Sherrie - http://www.sherriescraps.com/
10. Darlene - http://darscraftycreations.blogspot.com/
11. Candice - http://stampinpearls.blogspot.com/
12. Ginger - http://mysistersscrapper.com/

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

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