Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Double D Challenge..."Treasured Friend"

Good morning blogger friends!

Ahhh, half way through April and the weather is finally taking an upturn temperature wise and the flowers are blooming.  It's time for our second challenge of the month on the  Double D Challenge Blog and we have a great theme to go along with it..."Friendship".  Team Darlene is hosting along with the help of Team Diane.

This is a perfect challenge for me this week.  I will be attending a weekend crop with friends I haven't seen in a long time.  We are all excited to share stories and time together.   I can hardly wait to see everyone!

As always, we have a fun mood board to inspire you...

And, along with the Top Creative Winner and Top 3, chosen by the Design Team, we are offering the prize below to one lucky winner chosen by  See the challenge guidelines in the Double D Challenge Blog sidebar.   You have until April 29th to play along. 

Here's my "Friendship" inspiration...

"Treasured Friend"

This A2 size card has many layers with lots of added dimension using dies cuts.  I used distress inks to color the butterflies  and added Wink of Stella to the top lacy wings.  The sentiment is from an older stamp set in my stash. 
From my stash...
Bazzill Cardstock
Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish
Close To My Heart Friendship Bouquet Stamp Set
Creative Expressions Organdy Ribbon
May Arts Twine
Memory Box Elliana Border Frame
Memory Box Stitched Vivienne Butterfly
Memory Box Waltzing Butterflies
Prima Patterned Paper
Spellbinders Banner
Sue Wilson Creative Expressions Catkin Stems
Wink of Stella
So, come join the fun!  Link your "Friendship"  inspired project to our Double D April "Friendship" Challenge post today.  You could be the winner of our awesome prize!

I hope my "Treasured Friend" card has inspired you to play along!
Thanks again for stopping by....come back soon.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Tutti Designs Wallet Card

Happy Monday, Blogger friends! 
Today, I'm sharing an easy, peasy basic money wallet that is multi purpose.  Great for birthdays, anniversaries, and even Mother's Day! 

I've used the Tutti Designs Dotted Nesting Ovals and Flower Joy for this project.


1.  Cut an 8 1/2" x 11" piece of cardstock (from the short side) to 7" wide.  Save the 1 1/2" x 11" piece to use later for the belly band.

2.  Turn the larger piece 90 degrees counter clockwise (to the left) and cut to 8 1/2".  Save the 2" x 7" piece for embellishing.

3.  Score the 8 1/2" x 7" piece at 3 1/4" and 6 1/2".  Fold and crease along the score lines.

4.  Cut the 1 1/2" x 11" strip to 9" in length.  Score at 2", 2 1/8", 5 3/8" and 5 1/2".  Fold and crease on score lines.  Adhere to make the belly band closure.

5.  I embellished the wallet folder using vellum layered over white cardstock.  You could also use patterned paper for this.  I cut the top fold vellum/cardstock to 2 1/4" x 6 1/4".  If you are not using any type of border, then the dimensions would be 2 1/2" x 6 1/4".  The bottom fold vellum/cardstock is cut to 1 3/4" x 6 1/4". 

6.  I used the Dotted Nesting Ovals and the Flower Joy to embellish the wallet.

 Featured Product

Tutti Designs Dotted Nesting Ovals

Tutti Designs Flower Joy 

Thanks for coming by today! 
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Monday, April 9, 2018

"live in the moment"

Good morning Blogger Friends!

I'm back from vacation and trying to get my mojo up and running again.  It's nice to get away for a short time, but always a good feeling to be back home.  When we arrived, the crocus, daffodils and pansies were in bloom.  Not nearly as warm as Florida, but I was inspired by the blooming flowers.
Today, I'm sharing a card created with Tutti Designs Delicate Rose, Dotted Nesting Circles, and Musical Stave die cuts.
"live in the moment"
 I cut a chipboard stencil using the Delicate Rose 
and placed it on the card base so that the design would be the central focal point when additional layers were added.
I inked over the stencil with distress inks
then heat set the ink a little and layered glass bead gel over it.   The gel is opaque going on, but dries clear and you can see the glass beads.  It's one of my favorite mixed media products.   I'll save the chipboard piece for another project.

When the gel dried completely, I assembled the card and added embellishments.

 Thank you for stopping by to share my newest  inspiration for Tutti Designs!
Be sure to visit the Tutti Designs Store for all available die cuts in the most recent release along with the full inventory of Tutti Dies.

You'll find more inspiration on our other Tutti Designs sites:

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Double D "Twine" Challenge!

Hi there blogger buddies!

It's a new month of challenges at the Double D Challenge Blog.  The first challenge for April is hosted by Team Diane along with additional inspiration from Team Darlene.

Our challenge theme for the next two weeks is, "TWINE"!  Link up your project using twine to the Double D Challenge Blog by Sunday, April 15th for your chance to be one of our Double D Badge winners.  You could also be the winner, chosen by random draw, of the prize shown below.  Visit the Double D Challenge Blog for guidelines and to link up your project!

And, as always, we have a fabulous mood board to inspire you...

I am currently away on a much needed vacation with family in the sunny south.  Unfortunately, since time was limited, I wasn't able to create a new project before leaving last week.  So, I am sharing one of my favorite cards from the past, embellished with twine.  

"Your love lifts me up!"
I created this card using lots of layers and some of my most favorite die cuts!

From my stash...
Cheery Lynn French Pastry Doily
La La Land Crafts Hot Air Balloon
Memory Box Pennant Garland
Memory Box Puffy Clouds
Memory Box Twirled Heart Border
 Spellbinders Ribbon Banners

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  
Hope to see you here again soon.

So, come join the fun!  Link your twine inspired project to our Double D "Twine" post today.  You could be the winner of our awesome prize!

Visit my Double D team members for more inspiration...
And more inspiration from my other teamies...
I hope my card has inspired you to play along!
Thanks for stopping by....come back soon.



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