Friday, May 26, 2017

The Outlawz Paper A La Mode Challenge - Paper Piecing


This week's Paper A La Mode challenge is paper piecing.

Our sponsors are  Bugaboo Stamps and  Art Wildflowers Digital Paper

For my card I used the Bugaboo Back Pain  digi stamp set.  I paper pieced the maternity top.  Love that sentiment!

We hope you'll share your paper pieced projects with us this week at The Outlawz Paper A La Mode Challenge.


Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge - It's All Black and White


I'm hosting The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge theme of "It's All Black and White!"

For my card I used my favorite Hero Arts floral stamp of dogwood flowers.  I inked the stamp using black zig clean color real brush pen direct to the stamp, then spritzed it with water and stamped it onto watercolor paper.

We hope you'll share your cards/projects using only black and white with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Dies R Us Inspiration Blog


I'm up on the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog today with this whimsical, fun whale card!  Details on how I created this card can be found on the DRU Inspiration Blog.  When you visit the blog you'll find links to each die I used from the DRU online store.

Monday, May 22, 2017

The PIP Challenge #1721 - Anything Goes



This week's Anything Goes PIP Challenge is sponsored by Fred She Said.

For my card, I used the Growing Together digi stamp set from the sponsor.  I colored the image using zig clean color real brush pens and an aqua brush.  The dragonfly was colored using glitter pens.

We hope you'll share your cards/projects with us at The PIP Challenge #1721.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

The Outlawz Paper A La Mode Challenge - Spotlight Technique


 Lemon Shortbread is the sponsor for this week's Paper A La Mode challenge.

For my card I used the  Mushroom Land Elf digital image from the sponsor.  I really like the effect of the spotlight using this technique.

We hope you'll share your cards/projects with us using the spotlight technique at The Outlawz Paper A La Mode Challenge.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Friends of Flourishes Challenge - Use Embossing


It's my turn to host the Friends of Flourishes design team challenge.  The challenge is to use embossing (wet or dry).  

For my card, I used a woodgrain embossed background.  The image is a digital image from Flourisheslc set called Tweeting Friends and the sentiment is from the Flourisheslc Heartfelt Words digi set.

Be sure to visit the Friends of Flourishes Design Team for a lot more inspiration

You can find this stamp set and a lot more at theFlourisheslc online store.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Dies R Us Elegant Floral


I have an easy, yet elegant floral card to share with you here and on the Dies R Us Blog.  The saying goes, April Showers bring May Flowers and today I'm sharing a card created with that saying in mind.

My card is 5x5 square top fold.  I selected designer papers, ribbon, adhesive half-pearl, and one of my DIY stick pins from my stash and then proceeded to create using Cheery Lynn dies as noted below.

I first die cut using Cheery Lynn French Pastry Doily and Judy's Blooms:

I then shaped the flowers and leaves using my favorite stylus tool and glue:

After shaping the blooms I inked the edges of the flower and also inked 
the center of the doily:

Here is a close up of the shaped and inked die cuts:

It's fun to create an elegant card to give to someone special at anytime of the year, just because!

Cheery Lynn dies used from the Dies R Us online store:




Both of these dies are currently out of stock, so be sure to sign up on the waiting list so you will be notified when they are back in the Dies R Us online store.

Don't forget to come join in the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store.  For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.
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Monday, May 15, 2017

Sparkles Monthly Challenge - 4 (or more) legs!


The Sparkles Monthly Challenge theme was chosen by DT member Jacky - 4 (or more) legs!

I love all the crazy stamps that Tim Holtz has released and this adorable dog is from one of them!

We hope you'll share your cards/projects that include something with 4 or more legs with us at the Sparkles Monthly Challenge found HERE.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

CWWC Challenge - Bright and Colorful


The CWWC Challenge is to create something bright and colorful!  OddBall Art is the challenge sponsor.  

For my card I used Kawaii Valentine Giraffe.

We hope you'll share your bright and colorful cards/projects with us at The CWWC Challenge found HERE.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Friends of Flourishes Challenge


The Friends of Flourishes design team member Toni challenged the team to create a card and add some silver.

For my card, the silver is the silver ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  The sentiment is from the Flolurisheslc Heartfelt Words digi stamp.  I created the colorful background for each phrase using my PowerPoint computer program.

Be sure to visit the Friends of Flourishes Design Team for a lot more inspiration

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

The Sisterhood of Crafters - Encouragement!


The Sisterhood of Crafters challenge theme Encouragement was chosen by Design Team member Darlene.

For my card, I used the Peony Bouquet stamp set from Altenew.  I love the sentiment from the Altenew Smile More stamp set "it's perfectly okay to be imperfect."

We hope you'll share your cards with thoughts of encouragement with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge found HERE.

Monday, May 8, 2017

PIP Challenge #1719 - Anything Goes


The PIP Challenge #1719 is sponsored by Sparkle N Sprinkle.  For my card I used the Country Flowers digi stamp set from the sponsor.

I created a center step card.  The DSP is gingham and the center image panel was printed using watercolor paper and colored using Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens and an aqua brush.

We hope you'll share your cards/projects with us this week at The PIP Challenge #1719 found HERE.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Friends of Flourishes Challenge - Create a Scene


Friends of Flourishes design team member Shirley challenge the team to create a card/project showing a scene.

For my card I used the Flourisheslc Easter Bunnies stamp set!  The stamp set includes an already created scene with the bunny family!  I stamped the image and sentiment onto watercolor paper and used zig clean color real brush pens to color it.  The ribbon is from a Flourisheslc Color Made Easy ribbon collection.


Be sure to visit the Friends of Flourishes Design Team for a lot more inspiration


You can find this stamp set and a lot more at the Flourisheslc online store


Friday, May 5, 2017

The Outlawz Paper A la Mode Challenge - show movement!


The fish image is mounted on a wobble!  Click on the center of the video to see it wobble!
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The Outlawz Paper A la Mode challenge is to create a project that shows movement!

Our sponsors are:
 Toadstool Printables 
and paper by Art Wildflowers Digi

For my card I used the Fish With Bubbles digi image from Toadstool Printables. After printing, coloring, and fussy cutting the image I mounted it onto a wobble to give it movement!

We hope you'll share your creations that show movement with us this week.  You can find the Paper A la Mode Challenge HERE.

Double D Challenge - Red, White, Blue


I'm entering my card in the Double D Challenge Red, White, & Blue.

For my red, white, & blue card, I used the PTI Noted Scalloped A2 card frame die for the cardbase.  The stars punched from SU star punches, the DSP is from SU Paper Pack, ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon, sentiment from MFT Big Greetings.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #405 - Sponsored by Frantic Stamper, Inc.



For my card, I used the following dies found at Frantic Stamper:
FRA-DIE- 09533 Thanks Label
FRA-DIE-09403 Stitched Scene Builder Edgers
FRA-DIE-09291 Scalloped Border Trio
FRA-DIE-09741 Scribbled Rose
FRA-DIE-09637 Stitched Circles
and FRA-CLG-B006 Small Grid 6x6 Cling Background Stamp

We hope you'll participate in the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #405 found HERE.

Here is the challenge inspiration:

Saturday, April 29, 2017

CWWC Challenge - CAS


The CWWC Challenge is to create a CAS (clean and simple) card.  The sponsor is Doodle Digi Stamps.

For my card, I used one of the images from the Bea and Tea digital stamps to create my CAS card.

We hope you'll share your CAS cards with us at the CWWC Challenge found HERE.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Dare 2B Artzy 3D Themed Blog Hop!

Welcome to Dare 2B Artzy's Blog Hop!!

Who's excited for Spring?!
Here at D2BA we are super excited for some sun shiny days and warm weather!
To celebrate we decided to have a Spring 3D Themed Blog Hop!! 

We are super excited to have two Guest Designers joining us for this hop!!



You should have arrived here from Karen's blog!  If you haven't and would like to hop along with us, please go back to the Dare 2B Artzy Blog to start at the beginning!

Be sure to follow each blog and leave comments along the way for your chance at winning!  We will randomly choose a winner from one of the blogs, so the more you comment, the more chances you have to win!!
Winner will receive a stamp set and ink pad of their choice!!
Blog Hop will end Sunday, April 30th at 7:00pm Eastern. 
We will then post a winner!!
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My 3D project is an all occasion gift bag with attached tag.  This will be the perfect container for a Mother's Day gift!
I used images from the Doodle Flowers stamp and die set.  I first stamped the medium flower randomly on the gift bag then stamped the hello between the images.  Flowers were colored using alcohol markers.  The tag background was sponged uisng D2BA inks.  Images on the tag were stamped, colored, and die cut using the Doodle Flowers die set.

This is a close-up of the tag attached to the gift bag.

Thanks for stopping by! 
Your next stop in the hop is Tasha's blog! 

We hope you are inspired all along the way! 
Check out all D2BA's products here!

Happy Hopping!

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Frantic Stamper Dads and Grads Stamps and Dies Release for April


For my card, I used the Soaring Paper Airplane FRA-DIE 10165 dies and the sentiment from the Traveling Along stamp set FRA-CL-012 found at Frantic Stamper, Inc.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The Sisterhood of Crafters - The Letter B!


The Sisterhood of Crafters challenge theme, the letter B is brought to us by DT member Terri!

For my card, I used the Tim Holtz Bird Crazy stamp set and dies.  B = Bird, Balloon, and Bow!

We hope you'll share your cards/projects that use the letter B with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge.

Frantic Stamper Dads and Grads April Release


This card was created using Frantic Stamper dies from the April Dads and Grads release.

Dies used:
Deckled Rectangles FRA-DIE-10108
Sky's The Limit FRA-DIE-10164
Soaring Paper Airplane FRA-DIE-10165

You can find these dies at the Frantic Stamper, Inc., online store found HERE.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Dies R Us Playful Monkeys!



My card is a top-fold card that I used the Poppy Stamps Jungle Vine Oval die to create the opening.
I then die cut three monkeys from the Poppy Stamps Happy Monkey die, and die cut the word smile from the Penny Black Heartfelt die set.

Here's a tip when die cutting a figure that needs to be pieced together - die cut from white cardstock and then color using your markers, pencils, etc., before piecing together.

I colored the tree and vines using alcohol makers and then placed a solid color of designer paper behind the die cut card front.

Here's a close-up of these playful monkeys!

To complete my card I placed the die cut smile in the lower right corner of the card as shown in the completed card at the top.

DiesRUs product used:


Poppy Stamps Happy Monkey

Don't forget to come join in the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store.  For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.
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Monday, April 24, 2017

PIP Challenge 1717 - Anything Goes!


This week's PIP Challenge is Anything Goes.  The sponsor is All Dressed Up.

For my card, I used this adorable Night Night Little One digi image provided by the sponsor.  I colored the image using Chameleon Markers.

We hope you'll share your anything goes card/projects with us this week at The PIP Challenge #1717.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Friends of Flourishes Challenge - Lots of Layers!


Friends of Flourishes design team member Kren challenged the team to create a project using lots of layers.

For my card, I used the rabbit image from the Vintage Easter stamp set and the sentiment from the My Funny Valentine stamp set.

Be sure to stop by each design team member's blog for more lots of layers inspiration.

Friends of Flourishes Design Team


You can find the Vintage Easter stamp set and the My Funny Valentine stamp set plus a lot more at the Flourishes, lc online store.



Friday, April 21, 2017

The Outlawz Paper A la Mode Challenge - Sparkle & Shine!


This week's Paper A La Mode challenge theme is Sparkle & Shine.  
We have two sponsors this week:
and

For my card I used an image provided by Sasayaki Glitter called  Mermaid Texting.  I added some dazzling diamonds glitter to the torn paper and the swirl gems is from Spare Parts.  The starfish and lobster were die cut from metallic paper for lots of shine (dies used from Gina Marie Designs).

We hope you'll share your sparkle & shine projects with us this week at The Outlawz Paper A la Mode Challenge found HERE.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Going to the Beach




I'm very excited to share my first blog post with you as a DiesRUs Inspiration design team member.


Today, we are going to the Beach with Memory Box and Impression Obsession dies!

First, I'll share with you the process of putting my card together, then I'll put links to the DiesRUs online store of each die set I used.

The card base is 4 1/4 inches square.  I then cut a piece of blue cardstock at 4 1/8 inches to layer onto the card base.

For the next layer used the Memory Box Pinpoint Square Layers dies by cutting the 4x4 inch die in white, then cutting the 3.6x3.6 inch die cut in blue for the image panel.  I die cut each die I plan to use and lay them out on my craft mat as seen below.

I used alcohol markers to color the Memory Box Beachfront Segulls die cuts.

Then I begin the process of adhering the die cuts to my card!  First, I adhere the fence, then the seagrass, then the birds in the sky, and finally the beachfront seagulls.  

DiesRUs Product used:
Memory Box Pin Point Square Layers

Memory Box Beachfront Seagulls

Impression Obsession Beach Fence

Impression Obsession Small Grass

Impression Obsession Sea Birds


Don't forget to come join in the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store.  For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.
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