Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Double Ds Challenges

This is the card I am posting at this week. We are to think "Pretty Pink Hearts" as inspired by Design Team Diane members and here is mine:

Pattern Paper - From Michael's Craft Store single sheet rack
Hearts and Sentiment - I designed, wrote and cut on the Explore using Design Space. Matted with red cardstock, embossed with the Cuttlebug "Swiss Dots" folder.
Hearts -  Glittered metal brads...sorry glitter not very visible.

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Monday, February 8, 2016

Merry Monday

......Oops! I filed my card away too soon and forgot to post my card for last week at Even though I missed the deadline I would still like to share it with you. The challenge was to use dear old Santa on the card. The image I used is cut from an old Christmas card (I love using images from old greeting cards and calendars). I like the way this card turned out.

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Sunday, February 7, 2016

Tag You're It!

My tag for this week at is inspired from Design Team member Jen. The "I Love You" sentiment is the first thing I noticed on the tag and it brought my grandchildren to mind right away. We always end our phone conversations and our good-bys with a hug, kiss and an "I love you". Of course I love them..."to the moon and back!".

                                                                          Jen's Tag
This is my Tag
The frame, stars and moon were all cut with a cartridge from my Explore in pink cardstock, then layered in yellow cardstock. I typed the sentiment on my Explore then welded a square box to the sentiment for the Explore to write it on. I added very fine silver glitter to the large stars, and added smaller silver metallic stars that unfortunately look black on the tag.
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Saturday, February 6, 2016


Thanks for stopping I am sharing my card for this week's challenge at The theme for Challenge #183 is all about glitter!  With Valentine’s Day coming up soon I thought a sparkling bright red glitter heart and smaller ones would make a perfect card.

* Heart Border - I cut off  1" of the right side of the front card and used my Martha Stewart heart border punch to cut out a red strip of hearts at 1/2", added a thin strip of satin ribbon where the heart strip and the front of the card meet and glued the ribbon underneath the heart strip. The white that shows under the heart strip is actually the back part of the card.
* Heart - Is an image I cut with my Explore, added plenty of glue and drowned the poor heart with glitter and allowed to dry completely. I used Glue Dots to pop it for depth.
*Sentiment - Is an old rubber stamp from Michael's Craft Store, inked using red Stazon stamp ink.

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Thursday, February 4, 2016


What a great surprise!!!
 Debbie at was having a Blogiversary Contest last month in celebration of the 5th Anniversary of her blog, and I won the big prize...a bag full of some awesome goodies!! WOOT! WOOT!!
Check out her blog for some awesome card ideas...who could be the next winner!

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Tuesday Morning Sketches

Here is my entry at for this week.:
Frame & Circle - Spellbinders
Banner - Cut on Explore Design Studio, embossed with Cuttlebug "Swiss Dots" folder.
Pattern Paper - "Fiesta Forever" stack by DCWV
Corner Punches - McGill Creativity  corner punch

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Sunday, January 31, 2016

Double "D" Challenge

Over at this week the theme is "Brrrrr": A Winter Time Scene!" to go with this very cold spell we have been experiencing lately. We have four images to inspire us, I picked 'Skates". The Snowman image is a download and the circles are cut with Spellbinders. I used a Gelly Roll clear star pen on the skate's blades and on the falling snow. On the tree star I used a gold Gelly Roll pen. Pine tree branches, from a Martha Stewart punch, I added at the bottom of the strings of embroidery threads. The sentiment is computer-generated, matted and popped with Glue Dots for depth. Now that I look at my finished card.... I see I actually used TWO themes, "Skates" and "Snowman".... two for one, yay!

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