Thursday, April 28, 2016

DL.ART Challenge #179 - Mother's Day

Happy Thursday!! Another week is flying by and the weekend is almost upon us :) It's time for a new Thankful Thursday Challenge at DL.ART and the theme this week is one of my favorites to create cards for: Mother's Day :) Use the code l01210 to get 10% off your order at DL.ART!!


For my Mother's Day cards I used papers from my favorite Lemoncraft stack, Neverending Summer. The edges were all inked with Tim Holtz Gathered Twigs Distress Ink. I stitched the background paper to heavyweight cardstock and distressed the edges with a Zutter DIA.


The layers were each popped up with foam tape for dimension. A Cheery Lynn French Pastry Doily die peeks out from the bottom layer. The top layers are Memory Box Mansfield Frame dies. The tag is a LaLa Land Stitched Elements die. The sentiment is from My Craft Spot (no longer in business). The gorgeous ribbon is Whipped Cream from the Creamy Dreamy Bundle.


This stunning ribbon is my favorite, Pink Champagne from the Vintage Vineyard Bundle. Tucked among the Wild Orchid Craft flowers are Elizabeth Craft Curly Leaves and Impression Obsession Pine Sprigs. The beautiful butterfly is a Memory Box Darla die covered with Sparkle N Sprinkle Crystal Ice.


I am entering these 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) Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge - 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 Mother's Day project!! I can't wait to see what you create :)

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Anything But Cute Design Team!!

Happy Wednesday!! I hope you are having a wonderful week!! I have some exciting news to share with you!! It has been so hard keeping this under wraps!! I'm so excited and so honored to be joining the Design Team at Anything But Cute, along with my good friend Autumn of SewPaperPaint!!


Anything But Cute is a monthly mixed media challenge blog that welcomes all types of crafts - cards, journal pages, scrapbook pages, 3D crafts, canvas art, altered items and any other handmade paper or mixed media arts. They encourage crafters of all skill levels and styles: shabby chic, grunge, CAS, vintage, elegant, stylish, retro, you name it.

I am beyond thrilled to be a part of this amazing team!! The ladies are so incredibly talented and inspiring!! Their projects are always spectacular!! I hope you will get out your sprays and mists and inks and pastes and play along with us every month!! I also hope you will pop over and say hi to me HERE!!

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

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Hearts in Heart Shaker Card

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


The beautiful papers are from Craft and You Designs (from Poland). When I first saw the Whispers Hearts in Heart die, I thought it would make a beautiful shaker element on a card, so I turned it into one using chunky iridescent glitter. I added a smaller Wee Petites Heart Doodle covered in glitter to the top.


A Whispers Ring of Hearts die and a Whispers Stitched Nesting Circles die were added behind the heart, as was a Whispers Heart Border die. The beautiful ribbons are from DL.ART.


A Sweet Wordlet Happy and Sweet Wordlet Birthday die was used for this sentiment for this card.


A Sweet Wordlet Happy and Sweet Worldet Mother's Day was used for this one.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you'll come back tomorrow...I have some exciting news to share with you!! Have a great day :)

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Scrapy Land Challenge #40 - Oh Happy Spring

Happy Wednesday!! I hope you are having a wonderful week!! This is my second post of the day...you can scroll down to see my April tag for the 12 Tags of 2016 challenge. It's time for another fun challenge at Scrapy Land!! The theme this week is Oh Happy Spring PLUS a brand of die that Scrapy Land carries (there are over 40 to choose from!!). You could win a $15 gift certificate to shop at Scrapy Land :)


For my cards I wanted to invoke thoughts of a couple in love, taking a springtime stroll in a park, stealing a kiss (actually, I really just wanted to use my new Tattered Lace Lamp Post die ;) The papers are from Annabell's Meadow from Wild Rose Studio. I used DecoArt Crackle Paste through a Prima Flourish stencil.


The bouquet of flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. The gorgeous ribbon is from DL.ART, with a Poppystamps Stitched Button die on top. The tag is a La-La Land Stitched Elements die. The sentiments are from My Craft Spot (no longer in business).


Tucked among the blooms are Elizabeth Craft Curvy Leaves dies, Impression Obsession Open Scroll Vine dies, and Sue Wilson Dandelion Clock dies.


The couple are a Frantic Stamper Kissing Couple. I cut them once in black for a shadow and once in white and covered them with Sparkle N Sprinkle Crystal Ice glitter. The are standing on Poppystamps Grassland Border die. The butterflies fluttering about are Impression Obsession Butterfly Set dies, also covered with SNS Crystal Ice.


To give the Tattered Lace Lamp Post die a rusted look, I covered it with Ranger Antiquities Rust Embossing Powder.


On the inside, I used a Spellbinders Curved Borders One die and an Impression Obsession Medium Butterfly die.

Scrapy Land Products Used



I am entering this in the following challenges:

1) Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Butterfly Beauty
1) Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
2) Pause, Dream Enjoy Linky - Anything Goes
3) 2 Creative Chicks - Anything Goes
4) Little Scrap Pieces - Anything Goes
5) Creative Inspirations Challenge - Favorite Things (WOC Flowers, Crackle Paste, Dies, Ribbon)
6) The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes/Optional Girly
7) Fab n' Funky Challenge #301 - Winged Things
8) Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Make it Girly
9) Live & Love Crafts - Photo Inspiration Collage



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

Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2016 - April

Happy Wednesday!! I have a quick post to share with you my April Tag to play along with the Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2016 challenge (I'm four for four this year :)


You can see the instructions for the tag HERE. Boy, I struggled with this one. Usually I have at least part of the supplies, but I had practically zero for this one, so I had to improvise almost the entire tag. I used Tim's Texture Fade embossing folder for the background and his Sewing Room dress form for the feature die.


I am entering this in Tim's 12 Tags of  2016 Challenge. I'll be back later this morning with my Scrapy Land project!!

Thursday, April 14, 2016

DL.ART Thankful Thursday #178 - Water and WINNER!!

Happy Thursday!! I hope you are having a great week!! I have a winner to announce for my 5 Year Blogaversary Giveaway, but first it's time for a Thankful Thursday Challenge at DL.ART!! The theme is a fun one - water!! We want to see your projects that feature water in some way (you can always substitute a Thank You card for any Thankful Thursday Challenge). Use the code l01210 to get 10% off your order at DL.ART!!


For my mixed media cards, I created a hidden garden featuring a fountain filled with water. The papers are from Maja Designs. I used texture paste and a Tim Holtz Dot fade stencil, along with Shabby White Frantage and white paint splatters to cover the paper.


The bricks are an Elizabeth Crafts die and I layered them over craft foam for dimension. The big butterfly is a Memory Box Isabella die covered with Sugar Coating. The smaller butterflies are Impression Obsession Butterfly Set dies, also covered in Sugar Coating.


This shows some of the texture from the texture paste, Frantage and the Decoart Crackle Paste. The fountain is a Marianne Fountain die and sadly, this one has gone dry :(


This beautiful ribbon is Powder Blue from The Blues Bundle. The flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts. Tucked among the flowers are Memory Box Chloe Stems, Elizabeth Crafts Curly Leaves, Poppystamps Weeping Willow Branches and Tattered Lace Meadow Leaves. The "water" in this fountain is made up of Ocean Blue microbeads.


This gorgeous ribbon is Sweet Love from The Valentine Bundle (my favorite!!). Wish Big is from My Creative Time.


I am entering these in the following challenges:

1) Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
2) Pause, Dream Enjoy Linky - Anything Goes
3) 2 Creative Chicks - Anything Goes
4) Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes

5 YEAR BLOGAVERSARY WINNER!!

Thank you so much to everyone who entered my giveaway!! I wish I could send you all something but there can only be one winner so, without further ado..actually, if you'll indulge me, just a little more ado :) When I went to Random.org and plugged in the number of entrants and then hit generate, the little circle spun around and stopped on...

The birthday fairy must have been hard at work because I quickly checked the list of entrants to see who #26 was, and not only is Sherrie one of my oldest blogging friends, but Tuesday was her birthday!! So congrats, Sherrie and happy, happy birthday!! And I know I said there could only be one winner, but because I love giving things away, there are actually two!! I have this beautiful Die-Versions Frilly Dress die I wanted to send to one of you :)


So I skipped back to Random.org, plugged in the numbers again and this time, the winner is:


Congratulations, Niki!! I will get your prize and Sherrie's in the mail in the next few days!! Thank you all again for following me and for being such amazing blogging buddies!! I hope you have a wonderful rest of the week!! Big hugs :)

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Cheers!!

Happy Tuesday!! I hope you are having a wonderful week!! You only have a few more hours left to enter my 5 Year Blogaversary Giveaway HERE!! It's my turn to post on the Die-Versions blog and I have a card to share with you using a couple of dies from the newest Die-Versions release.


I love the beautiful new Whispers Peacock die!! Those long, flowing feathers gave me the chance to try out my new Brushos...oh my gosh, I love this stuff!! I could spend hours playing with it...such gorgeous colors!! I sprinkled some Sea Green, Emerald Green, Cobalt Blue, Ultramarine and Turquoise Brushos on watercolor paper and spritzed it with water to get the swirl of colors. A little secret...I cut it from the background paper and then just covered the peacock-shaped hole with the top layer of Lemoncraft paper ;)


I also added a touch so sparkle with a Wink of Stella pen, but it's hard to see in the picture.


The border along the top is a Whispers Loopy Lace die. A Whispers Daisy Flair die was used beneath the flowers. A Wee Petites Button die was used on the beautiful ribbon from DL.ART.


On the inside, I used the new Cheers Curly Word die. 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) Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes


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

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Scrapy Land Challenge #39 - Anything Goes

Happy Wednesday!! I hope you are having a great week!! It's time for a new Scrapy Land Blog Challenge!! The theme this week is Anything Goes Plus a brand of die that Scrapy Land carries...there are over 40 to choose from.


For my cards, I used papers from Lemoncraft's House of Roses Basics stack. I found a piece of white corrugated cardboard in my stash so I cut it in half and added it to the cards. A Memory Box Piestra Tile die was added on top of the cardboard. The butterflies fluttering about are Impression Obsession Medium Butterfly dies and they were covered with Sparkle N Sprinkle Crystal Ice glitter.


I couldn't wait to use my new Amy Design Chandelier die, so I made it the focal point of the cards. I used a Tim Holtz Splatter Brush to apply some random spatters of white acrylic paint.


Tucked among the Wild Orchid Crafts flowers are Memory Box Chloe Stem, Memory Box Floral Vine and Cheery Lynn Dandelion dies. The gorgeous crinkle ribbons are from DL.ART. The sentiment banner is a Taylored Expressions Banner Stacklet die. The edges were inked with Tim Holtz Twisted Citron and Tea Die Distress inks. The sentiment is from My Craft Spot (no longer in business).


On the inside, I used a Spellbinders Curved Borders die and another Impression Obsession Medium Butterfly die.

Scrapy Land Dies Used

I am entering these in the following challenges:

1) Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
2) Pause, Dream Enjoy Linky - Anything Goes
3) 2 Creative Chicks - 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 Anything Goes project using a brand of die that Scrapy Land carries!! I can't wait to see what you create :)

Monday, April 4, 2016

Graciellie Design New Release & Giveaway - 2nd Post

Happy Monday!! I hope you had a wonderful first weekend in April!! Hopefully you had the chance to join us on Friday for the Graciellie Design New Release and & Giveaway featuring Graciellie Design’s Digital Stamps. If not, there is still time to hop along for a chance to win a digital stamp of your choice. You can start the hop at Gracie's blog HERE.


I am showcasing Gracie's new digital stamp set called True Direction.


For my card, I selected papers from Craft and You and made a pocket card with a pull-out tag featuring one of the beautiful quotes from this set.


The image was cut out with a Memory Box Stitched Circle die. It was placed over a Die-Versions Whispers On the Trail die. The tag was created with Taylored Expressions Tag Stacklet dies. The ribbon is from DL.ART.


The butterflies fluttering about are My Creative Time dies covered in glitter. I printed the image a second time and fussy cut it to give the flowers dimension.


I used a clear Wink of Stella marker to give the petals a subtle shine. 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


This and other new digital stamp sets can be found at Graciellie Design’s shop HERE. If you want to check out last month's release and inspiration blog hop, click HERE. The giveaway will run for a week and Gracie will announce the winner on her blog, so don't forget to subscribe to her newsletter HERE.


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

Friday, April 1, 2016

Graciellie Design New Release & Giveaway

This is my second post of the day. For the DL.ART April Linky, click HERE.


It's time for a new blog hop featuring Graciellie Design’s Digital Stamps. Gracie's stamps are so versatile and today I have the chance to share a card with you using one of her new sets called True Direction.


For my card, I selected papers from Kaisercraft and then colored the image to match.


The image was cut out with a Memory Box Stitched Square die and then placed over a Spellbinders Captivating Square die. Both layers were popped up with foam tape. A Taylored Expressions Banner Stacklets die was used for the sentiment.


The butterflies fluttering about are My Creative Time dies covered in glitter. I printed the image a second time and fussy cut it to give the flowers dimension.


I used a clear Wink of Stella marker to give the petals a subtle shine. 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

This and other new digital stamp sets can be found at Graciellie Design’s shop HERE. If you want to check out last month's release and inspiration blog hop, click HERE.

GIVEAWAY

For a chance to win a new digital stamp set of your choice from Gracie's shop, comment on all of the blogs listed below. I'm sure their cards will inspire you!!


Lisa F. < YOU ARE HERE

The giveaway will run for a week and Gracie will announce the winner on her blog, so don't forget to subscribe to her newsletter HERE.


I'll have another project featuring this beautiful stamp set on Monday so please stop back by. Thanks so much for visiting me today!! Have a great day :)

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