Monday, April 27, 2015

Spring Peony

I'm posting at the Twinery today with this pretty peony die cut from Pretty Little Studio.  Don't you think that a little bit of twine just makes the perfect finishing touch on your projects?  I think I add it to just about everything.  

You can see the whole post here.. and guess what? I heard some new colors are in the works!!

Finished Size:  4.25 x 5.5”
Supplies Used:
Twinery Twine Pink Sorbet

Cheery Lynn Doily Die Cut
Die:  Red Peony
Flair Button “Sweetheart”
Sweetheart 3 x 4 Pocket Cards
Pattern Paper You & Me 8” Butterfly Kisses, Entangled Together
Baby Claire Confetti Mix
Love Story Word Flag

Pretty Little Studio - Dad

Sometimes masculine cards are the hardest.  This one was super easy using stickers embellishments  from Pretty Little Studio!  

You can check out the whole post here.

Friday, April 24, 2015

TYIC#20 Thanks

Another weekend is upon us!  DH likes to go out and play pinochle.  Today is his turn to host the group - so that means I'll have my chef's hat on today!  LOL!  I'm making salmon, mashed potatoes, and steamed veggies.   Dessert? Chocolate chip cookies!   YUM!  Those guys eat pretty good don't they?

Do you love tags?  Well of course you do!  LOL!  Who doesn't?    Well you're going to love this!  A new challenge begins today at Tag You're It!   Look at this beautiful inspiration from Jen Mitchell!  Don't you love the soft blending of the colors?

It was so tempting to grab a fancy floral stamp and CASE this exactly!  It's just beautiful!  

I decided to switch it up a little bit (ok ALOT).  I kept lots of elements the same... a tri color background, fancy floral image in white, black accents... you see it don't you?  LOL!! The design really translated well from a stamp to a die cut and was so much fun.    

Now it's your turn!  We'd love to see your beautiful creations linked up at Tag You're It Challenge.  Go ahead .. click it.. you know you want to!  You'll see lots of great other designs from the rest of the design team featured there as well. 

Have a great weekend and happy crafting friends!!

Dies:  Poppystamps Thanks Word Balloon, Memory Box Blushing Flower Branch, MFT Tag You're It!
Enamel Dots
Ribbon: 3/8" Solid Check Black  May Arts, 1/4" Black Satin Offray

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Fusion Vintage Floral - So Sweet

Hi!  How is everybody doing?  Keeping busy here as normal! LOL!  Lots going on... still in the middle of my craft room renovation.  Some items on back order, but feeling a billion pounds lighter... There are stacks of things everywhere waiting to get put away and organized when the cabinets come in ... but so many things I got rid of.  Things I was saving for.. "Some Day".  I'm trying to stick with the items I use the most.  It broke my heart to get rid of all my fancy paper punches... but my wafer thin dies take up so much less space and I use them much more often - every day often. The punches?  Not so much..  I just hope they find a happy home and someone loves them as much as I did!! LOL!!!

 A new challenge begins today at Fusion Card Challenge!   You  can work from the inspiration photo or the sketch..whatever moves you.  Feeling clever?  Put them together like I did!  The shapes on the sketch are just for reference, a circle doesn't have to be a circle.   I was inspired by the bright red and yellow of the photo!  I wasn't feeling so "flowery".  It's cold and windy here and I'm thinking spring.  I thought these strawberries (an oldie but a goodie) would do the trick.    Yep!  More Basic Grey paper - totally addicted I must say!  What ever happened to October Afternoon?  Anybody know?  Gosh I miss them! 
I originally stamped my strawberries on the pattern paper.  They got a little lost - no problem.  I just stamped them a second time on white card stock, fussy cut them and layered them over the original.   Sometimes when mixing pattern papers the layers get lost - to help define them a little better I added distress ink to the edges, and matted one of the pieces on a solid pink card stock panel.
Ready to see more?  Checkout what the rest of the team made!  
Welcome Deanne Kay - our newest DT member!!!

and hop on over to Fusion Card Challenge to link up your own projects!  We can't wait to see what you make!

Supplies Used:  Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps:  Papertrey Ink Strawberry Patch
Pattern Paper:  Basic Grey Herbs & Honey 12 x 12"
Dies:  Spellbinder Nested Lacey Pennants, MFT Blueprints 13, PTI Strawberry Patch
Wood Veneer Butterfly Jillibean Soup
Ribbon:  SU! 1/2" Stitched  Poly Poppy Parade, 3/8" Ivory Color Stitch Edge Red May Arts
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers 

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Poppy New Release - Cover Squirrel

Told you I've been a busy little bee here.  Sometimes it feels like feast or famine I know.  I'm still plugging away, I just don't know when some of the things will post.
 I do know that Poppystamps is having a fantastic new release of dies and now NEW CLEAR STAMPS!  Today I'm showing the new "Cover Squirrel" set that I think you're really going to like.  The new stamps all have companion dies to make them easy to work with.  

Want a chance to win the new "Cover Squirrel" set?  Head on over to the Poppystamps blog and leave me a comment there.  One random comment will be selected to win this set.  And hey.. while you're there ... look around.  There is a prize on EVERY post between April 13-25.  You have until April 28 to leave comments on the posts you want to enter.