Winter Rudi

RudiHello!  I actually had some time to play today in my craft room and here is my second holiday card I made today. I opted to use my favorite holiday color combination – aqua and red. I love the softer look of the aqua instead of emerald green. Just a quick post as I really do need to get a few thing done around the house, it’s just so easy to play instead of do housework 🙂

Image: Winter Rudi – Digi Stamp Boutique
Papers: Festive Trimmings – Nitwit Collections
Die: Stitched Snowflakes – Lil’ Inker Designs
Embellishments: Snow Marker – Marvy, Gems and Stickles
Sketch: Sweet Sketch Wednesday

Thanks so much for the visit! Dee

Challenges:
ABC Christmas – “S”omething Festive
Digi Stamp Boutique – Anything Goes with a DSB image
Christmas at Sweet Stampin’ – Christmas Critters
Creative Corner – Favorite Colors
Come and Get It – Use Three of Something (gems)
Through the Craftroom Door – Anything Goes
Cuttlebug Mania – Anything Die Cut

Mojo 357

Mojo  357Here’s my take on this week’s sketch challenge at Mojo Monday!  Hope you like it.

Papers: Coffee Talk – Nitwit Collections
Dies: Notched Butterfly and Tag – Lil’ Inker Designs
Embellishment: Enamel Dots
Sentiment: Freebie from Me to You

Fill the Hear

 

 

 

Thanks so much for stopping by! Dee

Challenges:
Crafty Sentiments – Add a Sentiment
Papertake Weekly – Anything Goes
The ABC Challenge – “Q”uote
Word Art Wednesday – Anything Goes
Allsorts – All Sentimental

Hitting the Beach

Buckets of Fun

Okay so maybe I’m being a bit too optimistic about hitting the beach, spring has only arrived here in North Dakota in the past week but a girl can hope can’t she?  This image is this week’s Friday Freebie at Bugaboo Stamps – want more inspiration?  Check out the rest of team at Catch the Bug for some really wonderful projects!

Image: Beach Frog – Sand – Bugaboo Stamps
Paper: Waddles and Whimsey – Nitwit Collection
Die: Stitched Sentiment Flag – Lil’ Inker Designs

Thanks so much for the visit!  Dee

Challenges:
QKR Stampede – For a Young Boy
Wags ‘n Whiskers Stamps – Lots of Layers
Jelly Park – One for the Boys
Kitty Bee – Animals
Cute Card Thursday – Blue and Green

Love Lives On

Love Live On

It’s sad to say but it seems I never have enough sympathy cards on hand so I decided to take my new Memory Box dies and create a few.  I used the same die but different layouts and color palettes – just goes to show the versatility of these wonderful dies.

Paper: Cardstock
Die’s Labels Eighteen – Spellbinders, Pippi Butterfly, Zinnia Bouquet
Punch: EK Success
Embossing Folder: Swiss Dots – Cuttlebug
Embellishments: Gems, Ribbon, Stickles (placed inside the flower die-cut)
Poem found on-line by Amanda Bradley
With SympathyPaper: Cardstock, Flower inserts – PaperTrey Ink
Sentiment Stamp: Sentiment Flags – Lil’ Inker Designs
Stamp: Butterfly Stamp – Prickly Pear
Die: Stitched Sentiment Flag – Lil’ Inker Designs, Butterfly – Prickly Pear, Zinnia Bouquet and Zinnia Bouquet Background – Memory Box
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug

Thanks so much for stopping by !  Dee

Challenges:
My Time to Craft – Sympathy
A Creative Romance – Let’s Get Sentimental
Brown Sugar – Use a Die or Punch
Card Makin Mamas – Make it Sparkle
QKR Stampede – Sentiment Only
Through the Craftroom Door – Anything Goes

 

 

Hugs and Kisses

A&Eappy Sunday to you…and you know what that means?! It’s time for a new Stella Says Sketch at Catch the Bug.  Since Valentine’s Day is just a few days, I used the sketch as the inspiration for today’s card.

Image: Ava and Deacon Heart – Bugaboo Stamps
Paper: Apple Butter Charm – Nitwit Collections
Die: Stitched Sentiment Tag – Lil’ Inker Designs, Mini Scalloped Border – Memory Box
Embellishments: Heart Pearls, Charm, Baker’s Twine

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Dee

Challenges:
Cards Galore – If you Bling You’re In
Craft Mojo – Love, Love, Love
Imagination Crafts – Love is in the Air
One Sweet Challenge – Love
Seemacrafts – Valentine/Love
Sunflowerfield – Valentine
The Cupboard Trilogy – Love
Craft Your Passion – Love is in the Air
The Crazy Challenge – Love is in the Air

The Magic of Christmas

Merry Christmas!

Magic

We had a wonderful Christmas Eve here last night celebrating with our children and grandkids along with my sister.  We laughed a lot, ate a lot and many cries of excitement for the gifts they received.  It was just perfect!

My brother asked me to make his holiday cards this year and in the haste to get them to him, I forgot to take a photo of them.  To my surprise, I received one of my own cards from him (too funny!) so I can now share that card with you.  I used a variety of patterns from this paper line, some had a red color palette – others had a variety of pattern papers but each one was unique enough that I don’t think we had two the same out of 50 cards.  My sister generously helped me out putting the cards together for which I am so thankful for.

Papers: Festive Trimmings – Nitwit Collection digi papers
Image: Mr Snowman – Heather Ellis
Sentiment: Traditional Christmas Sentiments – Pink Petticoat
Die: Snowflake – Lil’ Inker Designs
Embellishments: Candi Dots, Gems, Stickles

I want to wish you all the Happiest of Holidays Seasons and may each of you experience The Magic of Christmas this holiday season!  Dee

Challenges:
Top Tip Tuesday – Christmas
Oh La La Creations – Winter Wonderland
Card Mania – Winter Wonderland
Lexi’s Creations – Snow
Parade Your Crafts – Christmas/Winter
The Cutie Pie – Cute Snowman
The Pink Elephant – Anything Goes
Sentimental Sundays – Anything Christmas
Delightful Challenges – Celebrate
Cute Card Thursday – Celebrations

 

 

It’s Snowing….

Mutts Winter Friend

I’m just tickled to be a Guest Designer this week at Crafty Ribbons.  The challenge is an Anything Goes, can’t get much easier than that!  Di’s Digi Designs is sponsoring this week’s challenge.  As part of the Digi Design Design Team I’m getting the chance to feature one of Di’s super cute images for my project.

To make the snowflake sparkle, I took a diecut snowflake and dabbed it with VersaMark, sprinkled it with Heat and Stick Powder and heated it until it melted and while it was still wet – sprinkled it with ultrafine glitter.  Heat set the powder to make the glitter adhere – makes for one sparkly snowflake!

Image: Mutts Winter Friend – Di’s Digi Stamps
Paper: Snow Folk – Nitwit Collections
Die:  Snowflake – Lil’ Inker Designs
Punch: Border – EK Success
Embellishments: Stickles, Gems, Polar White Flower Soft, Ribbon – PaperTrey Ink, Heat and Stick Powder – Stampin’ Up, Ultrafine Prisma Glitter
Color Inspiration: Party Time Tuesdays

Thanks so much for the visit!  Dee

Challenges:
Crafty Creations – Anything Goes
Simon Says – Bling it On
Sweet Stampin Christmas – Let it Snow
Rhedd and Rosie – Let it Snow
The ABC Challenge – “B” is for Blue, Bows and Bling
Just Inspirational – Snow
Always Playing with Paper – Use an Animal
The Rubber Buggy – Snowflakes and Sparkle