Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Dies R Us Challenge

Hi everyone!

Time for the Dies R Us "anything goes with dies" challenge!

Today's card I had SO much fun making. First I created some alcohol ink backgrounds, which is always a good time....then I cut out some Cheery Lynn seahorses.

I LOVE the detail on their dies:

I also cut out some foliage, a sand dollar and a star fish from Cheery Lynn, and adhered them all on a Memory Box Tulisa Collage.

Some tiny fish from Penny Black and a sentiment completed the card.

Here's a list of the dies I used:

I hope you will join us!

Sunday, August 13, 2017

The Paper Players Color Challenge

Hi everyone!

The challenge from Sandy at The Paper Players is:

Such a pretty color combo!

I made a birthday card using Cheery Lynn's cupcake die and My Favorite Things Stitched Mini Scallop Rectangles. The sentiment is from Penny Black's "Special Wishes." I finally got some of those pretty and sparkly enamel dots from Stampin Up....just in time to complete my card!

Check out the rest of the design team here:

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes With Dies

Hi everyone!

It's time for Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes With Dies challenge.

As usual, our winner for this challenge will receive a $20 coupon to spend at the shop!

I decided to make a masculine Birthday card and used the Memory Box Tool Border. I cut it out once in yellow and once in grey and did a bit of paper piecing. I adhered it to a piece of wood grain paper and tied on some bakers twine. The sentiment is stamped in black from Happy Little Stampers," Everyday Sentiments."

I made several of these cards to have in my stash...so quick and easy!

I hope you will join us!

Sunday, August 6, 2017

The Paper Players Great Outdoors

Hi everyone!

Today's challenge at The Paper Players is, "The Great Outdoors." 

I found some perfect paper at our local craft store to make this 4 x 4 fishing card for my son. He loves the outdoors, especially fishing!

I used my Cheery Lynn stitched squares..... and a lure from Cheery Lynn's Fishing Set. I did a bit of coloring with my silver pen and added an enamel dot.

The sentiment is stamped in black from Our Daily Bread's, "Fishing."

Be sure to check out the rest of the design team here:

The Paper Players Design Team

Paper: designer paper, SU
Ink: SU black, silver pen
Stamps:Our Daily Bread Fishing
Dies: Cheery Lynn stitched squares and Fishing set
Other: enamel dot

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Marianne Designs Eline's Giraffe Baby Card for The Paper Players

Many of you know that my mother in law has been battling cancer for sometime now. Last week she passed away. 
She was always there for me, and stepped right in when my mom passed away. I will miss our phone calls, visiting my kids with her, playing Farkel,her smile and sense of humor. She was my friend, my shopping pal, and I loved her dearly.

It's been hard blogging this last month as I tried to spend as much time as possible with her. I tried to preschedule posts, but I wasn't able to keep up with it all.

In fact it was my turn to host at The Paper Players Sunday. One of my teammates stepped in for me. Thanks Joanne! Not only did they cover for me, they also sent me a basket of daisies. I was SO surprised when I saw them at the funeral, and so deeply touched. 

Sometimes I wonder why I blog, and I guess this is one of the main reasons. It's the friends you make sharing this hobby of ours!

So a big thank you to The Paper Players!

Here is the post I meant to have ready for Sunday:

I went straight down the first row with die-cut,baby, and blue. I used the adorable giraffe from Marianne and backed the lil guy on a scalloped rectangle from Cheery Lynn. The blue background is from Sue Wilson's scalloped lattice frames. I love that beautiful stitched lattice! The sentiment is also from Sue Wilson called "Stuffed Animals."

You can check out the design team here:

I hope you will play along!

Paper: SU
Dies: Sue Wilson scalloped lattice frames, Stuffed Animals, Cheery Lynn Scalloped Rectangles,Marianne Designs Eline's Giraffe
Other: button, twine