Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Double D, "Leave it to me..." Challenge!

Hi everyone and welcome to another
Double D Challenge !

It's October, and team Darlene is up with the second mood board challenge on the Double D Challenge Blog.  We're a group of ladies having fun challenging your mojo twice a month.  Our challenge to you is..."Leave it to me"! A perfect theme for this time of year.   Show us your project using the inspiration mood board posted below.  There are four different photos to inspire you.  Link it up at the bottom of  the "Leave it to me" post in the Double D Challenge Blog by midnight, October 15th, for the chance to be a winner!

We'll be choosing a Creative Winner along with 3 others to receive our Double D Badge to share on their blogs.  In addition, when a prize is offered, we will be choosing a winner by random draw to receive the prize.  Today is one of those days and EVERYONE with an entry has a chance to win.  International entries are welcome too!

You could win this Impression Obsession Set of Leaf Die Cuts!
Who wouldn't want this for embellishing fall cards?

Here's our "Leave it to me" mood board...

Gorgeous inspiration for this time of year!!

"Hello Autumn"
My inspiration came from the different leaves and fall colors.  The leaves in the photo on the bottom left had a hint of purple, so I added purple mum-like flowers for a pop of color.  All of the leaves and flowers are die cuts that I inked and shaped.  The tags are from the Prima paper collection that I used.  The bi-color double loop bow is made using ribbon from RRR and Bonnie's You Tube video.

From my stash...
Bazzill Cardstock
Clearsnap/Colorbox Chalk Ink 
Die Cuts - Impression Obsession, Memory Box, 
Momenta, Paper Trey, Sue Wilson Designs
Prima Amber Moon Paper Collection
So, come join us at the Double D Challenge Blog!  It's fun and you'll be glad you did!  You'll find the challenge rules located at the top of the blog.  Link your entry using the Inlinkz icon found at the bottom of the current challenge post.

Visit my Double D Team members for more inspiration...
Team Darlene
Team Diane

I hope I have inspired you to play along with us at Double D!
Thanks for stopping by and please come back soon...

Monday, October 16, 2017

From Little Acorns...Love!

 It's a beautiful Monday morning and I'm here to share my Tutti inspiration with you. 
 Today marks a special day for hubby and I, so this "Love" card is just for him.
Happy Anniversary, my love!

The recent August release at Tutti Designs has an amazing array of Fall dies that I couldn't wait to try.  Today's card uses one of my favorite as the frame for this lovely shaker card.


This 6" x 6" card is full of fall colors and texture.  The pumpkin patterned paper is matted with a beautiful rose gold metallic that shines like a mirror in the oval window of the shaker card.  The Acorn Frame is cut from brown velvet and fits perfectly around the window created using the Stitched Nesting Oval.  I down sized a clear envelope to hold the various sizes, shapes, and colors of sequins.  The word "Love" is cut from the rose gold metallic and adhered at the top of the frame.  I seriously love this color of metallic paper!  The bicolor twine bow is topped with a chipboard squirrel that I thought was very appropriate for this Acorn Frame shaker card.  I also added a chipboard oak leaf and corner jewels.

Here are a couple of hints that I'd like to share...

I don't know how you mark where you want to create a window for shaker cards, but this is how I center mine.  I turn the paper over and measure from corner to corner making an "X".  Then I use the meeting point in the X as the center for placing the window.  I usually move it around and eye it, but sometimes I am more focused and measure it from the sides.  However you choose to do it, the X gives you a good starting point.

While I'm punching out the negative areas of die cuts after running them through the machine, I can make a huge mess in a matter of minutes.  The floor looks like a graffiti parade went through the room, so I found an easy solution... when punching out these areas, I do it over my funnel tray and then just dump it in the trash.  Easy and nothing on the floor!

Featured Product

Tutti Designs Acorn Frame

Tutti Designs Snowglobe Expressions Word - Love

Tutti Designs Stitched Nesting Ovals

Thanks for stopping by to share my Tutti Designs inspiration!
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:

Happy Monday!

Monday, October 9, 2017

Tutti Designs, "Right Pair of Shoes"!

 Happy Monday, Tutti followers!

I'm sharing some early morning inspiration on the blog.  With Halloween a few weeks away, I am working on cards and projects to share with family and friends when we gather together for Trick or Treat. 

Today, I have a fun card using a couple of Tutti Designs August 2017 release, Fall and Halloween dies along with two others that work on any project you may have in mind.  If you haven't seen the latest die release, you need to stop by the Tutti Store and check them out along with the other fab inventory of dies.



The square card base is matted with layers of Pink Paislee's Spellcast papers.  I used two layers of the tag die as background for the card focal point.  I tucked matching ribbon behind the computer generated quote tag and embellished around it with the leaf flourish and sequins. I love how perfectly the shoe wrapped around the bottom of the sentiment tag.

Here's a great way to turn your square die cut into a diamond design!  The quote is printed on ivory cardstock and cut using one of the stitched nesting squares turned 90 degrees to be used as a diamond.  This was a perfect fit for the way I printed out the quote.

I added a heel jewel to my Witch Shoe!

The Fall Flourish cut from gold metallic paper made an elegant accent to the other details on the card.

Thanks for stopping by to share my inspiration project 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:

Happy Monday!

Friday, October 6, 2017

Blogoversary Prize Winners!!

Celebrating a "10 Year" Blogoversary is an exciting time!  I want to thank everyone that took the time to post a comment and/or become a new follower of my blog.  It's always a pleasure to see that someone stopped by to share your crafty inspiration and leave some love.

So, without further ado,  here are the winners of my blogoversary prizes chosen by

Prize #1 Altenew Morning Glory 2 Clear Stamp

Winner is...Comment #4 ScrAPpomondo

Prize #2 Verve Inspire Hope Clear Stamps

Winner is...Comment #8 Betty McDougal

Prize #3 Heartfelt Creations Vintage Door Rubber Stamp

Winner is...Comment #6 Scrapper69

Congratulations to the winners and thank you again to everyone that stopped by to share my blogoversary celebration!


Prize will be forfeited to another random winner if deadline is not met.



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