Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Spring

Hi!
 Today's Color Challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers is to use
daffodil delight, pear pizzazz and white.
 The desert option is to use rhinestones.

Here's the card I made:

I used:
Create a Smile - Crokisses (clear stamp)
Neat & Tangled - Hello Spring Die
Memory Box - Stitched Rectangle Layers
Simon Says Stamp - stitched Circles
DCWV - White Embossed Stack (6x6 paper pack)
Foam tape 
green rhinestones 

Thanks for looking.
Don't forget to have some fun today!

'till next time, Doni




Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Splitcoast Color Challenge

Hi!
 Today's Color Challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers is to use peach, blue, and brown.
 The desert option is butterflies.
Here's mine:

 There's a hidden butterfly! Did you find it?

Hope you can play along.

'till next time,
Doni


Monday, February 11, 2019

Valentine

Hi everyone!
 Today I made a cute Valentine card to share with you.

I used the Lawn Fawn stamp called Let's Toast to make this very quick and easy card.
Don't you just love those sweet little smiley faces?!

These are the supplies I used with links to the Dies R Us Store 
Lawn Fawn - Let's Toast Stamps 
Lawn Fawn - Let's Toast Dies 

'till next time,
Doni
 

 
 

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Gorjuss Hello

Hi 
 Today I'm sharing a card I made for the Addicted to Stamps challenge. 
This month aNNie chose the theme " anything but a square".

I decided to try my hand at doing a rocker card:
Here's the supplies I used:

I like the way the card turned out, however I did learn something important.
Because I wanted her to look like she was sitting on the fold,
 I die cut the Papertrey Die shape out of white cardstock and
 stamped and colored her with Copics markers.Then I fussy cut the areas below 
the line she's sitting on and then attached this background shape 
to the back of the folded circle gluing her legs to the front of the circle.

Well, looks great...but to be able to open the circle to write a message
you would be folding the image in half ( not sure I would like that!)
Could be why all the other rocker cards I saw had the smaller shaped attached on the front!
 Duh! Live and learn I guess!

'till next time,
Doni

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Color Challenge

Hi! 
I have the honor of being a Guest Designer for February over at SplitCoast Stampers
on their Color Challenge.  This week Stef has chosen night of navy, blushing bride, very vanilla 
and a metallic of your choice. The desert option is to use a die cut or a punched element.

Here's what I came up with:
I really like the look of the gold embossing on the soft pink vellum.
 ( I don't even want to think about how old that vellum is!) 
here's a closer look:


I hope you're inspired to play along with this challenge.

'till next time, 
Doni


Monday, February 4, 2019

Valentine's Day Shaker

Hello!
It's my turn to do a tutorial for Dies R Us.
I had fun making a heart shaped shaker card.


Here's some of the supplies I used :

My first step was to die cut a 4 inch Dotted Square from designer paper. 
Then I cut out the heart shape from the center.

Next step is to adhere clear acetate onto the back side.


Then I wanted to layer the shaker front onto a 4 1/2" pink square,
so I needed to remove the center so you could still see through the heart.

To make it a shaker, use foam tape on the back ( I used 2 layers).


cut a piece 4 1/2' square out of whatever paper you want
 to see behind your heart (I used plain white) and sprinkle all your  shaker goodies in the center.
remove the covering from the foam tape on the back of the heart
 and center that panel over this and the shaker part is done! Hurray!

Attach the love die cut to the shaker front and then put the whole thing 


Thanks for stopping by.

'till next time,
Doni


Thursday, January 31, 2019

Let It Snow!

Hi!
Well, here in north east Ohio it's a little too cold to snow (-2 with a wind chill of -18).
However, I'm celebrating the winter season with this cute box card:

Supplies used:
Sue Wilson Designs - Christmas Cottage Scene Dies
Impression Obsession - Small Snowflake set
My Favorite Things - Polar Bear Pals
The Cat's Pajamas - Freezin' Season
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - You're so Cool - let it snow- (discontinued)

Stay warm!

'till next time,
Doni

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Love is in the air!

Hi! 
Today I'd like to share a card I made for the sketch challenge over at the Paper Players Blog.  
 Here's the sketch:                         
  
Supplies used:
I used the Floating Heart Panel Die from Your Next Stamp
The stitched nesting heart die from Tutti Designs
and the sentiment from Art Impressions- Love is in the air

I'm also linking to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.
The theme this week is "Love is in the air!"
Oh, and there is 14 hours left in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge ,
the theme is "Heart" so I am also linking there.

Thanks for looking!

'till next time,
Doni 

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Fabulous

Hi!
 Still cold , still snowing and I'm still happy as a clam 
playing in my craft room. 
Here's what I've been doing today:
Today I'm playing along with the mix it up challenge 

 
I used some wood grain looking paper , 
the Simply Fabulous stamp set and matching Die from Sugar Pea Designs. 
and the coffee mug die from Penny Black which I cut from white cardstock and colored 
with Peacock Feathers Distress Ink.

Time to go bake some cookies! 

'till next time,
Doni

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Beary Special Friend

 Hi!
Here's another card I made with the MFT  BB Beary Special Birthday stamp set. 

I'm lovin' that little bear!

 

Thanks for stopping by!

It snowed again last night so, my wonderful neighbor is clearing my drive way once again!
Not only that but he cleaned off my car and sidewalks and even fed my birds for me this morning!!
Gona have to bake that guy a cake!! 

'till next time,
Doni

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Birthday

Hi!
Today I'm watching the snow fall outside my window, 
with no plans of going any where because they're forecasting 6 -12 inches!

This is the card I made to play along with
 

I used the MFT  BB Beary Special Birthday stamp set. 

Stay warm!

'till next time,
Doni

Monday, January 14, 2019

Congratulations

Hi!

Today, I'd like to share with you a wedding card.  
It's always nice to have a few of these on hand.

I love the black/white/gold color scheme, 
you could also personalize it by using the wedding party's colors.

Start by layering the lattice over a 5 1/2 by 4 1/4 piece of matching cardstock.

Next, layer the circle alternating the colors and finishing with the Mr. & Mrs. on top.
Set this aside for the moment.

Hand cut a fish tail banner measuring 1 3/4 by 4 , cutting straight up the bottom center
and then cut from each bottom corner into where your straight cut ends. this makes a fish tail. 
Layer this banner  like you did the outside of the circle.
Die cut your Congratulations word.
Now assemble the front  and adhere all to a black card base.

Check out the Dies R Us Blog  
for more onfo.

'till next time,
Doni  

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Snowman & friends

Hi!
Today starts a new challenge at Addicted to Stamps.  
This time around it's my turn to pick a topic. Since it's January
and usually snowy in northeastern Ohio where I live,  I chose SNOWMAN.


Here's what I used:
Sassy Cheryl's Digi Stamps - Come play with us 
W plus 9 - Sunshine Layers (Die)
Jane's Doodles - the sentiment
Copic Markers

I even put a little critter ( from My Favorite Things -Fall Friends) on the inside:
The sentiment is also from My Favorite things. I found it on the Woodland Friends stamp set.

I like combining different stamps. I think you get a lot more use from your stash that way.

I hope you find some time to go outside and play in the snow!

'till next time,
Doni



Monday, January 7, 2019

Sweet Birthday

Hi! 
It's my turn to do a tutorial for Dies R Us.
 My daughters birthday is this month, so I'd like to share this "sweet" birthday card that I made for her and her sweet tooth!
I love this  Lawn Fawn Box Card Die. The construction of the box itself is well documented

Once you have your basic box built the fun comes in when you get to decorate it!
For this card I chose the stamp set Baked With Love from Lawn Fawn.

Here's the Copic Marker colors I used for the flour sack, wooden spoon and rolling pin:

Once everything is colored you can either fussy cut the images or make your life really simple and use the matching die cuts.
The next step is to arrange all the cuteness into the box!
A handy way to attach some images is to use clear plastic ( from left over packaging)
 cut into thin strips with a thin strip of double sided tape.
This is how I attach them inside the box:
There is no right or wrong way to decorate. Just have fun with it!
Here's another look:
The best thing about these cards is that they fold flat, fit into a A2 size envelope and go through the US Mail for one stamp!

Below, you'll find the list of the supplies I used with links to the Dies R Us Store for your convenience.
Lawn Fawn - Scalloped Box Card Pop-Up Dies 

Lawn Fawn - Baked With Love Stamps  

Lawn Fawn - Baked With Love Dies 

  I hope I was able to inspire you to use your dies, create a project and come play along at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog for a chance to win a gift voucher to the Dies R Us Store.  A new challenge begins on the first and fifteenth of every month.  Be sure to Follow Us on Facebook too and don't forget that you will find loads of inspiration on our Pinterest Page.
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'till next time;
Doni


Friday, December 28, 2018

Happy New Year!

Hi!
Today I made a card to send to my sister-in-law. 
Inside I'm going to tell her that making this card is about as much celebrating
 as I'm planning on doing for New Years! 
Lol, I'm feeling really old!!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you all have a very Happy New Year!

Linking this to:
and


'till next time,
Doni

Monday, December 17, 2018

Sweet Winter Scene


Hi everyone!
Here's the card I made for the Dies R Us  Inspiration Blog.
 Most all of my Christmas cards are already in the mail, but I just couldn't resist making one more!

I started by die cutting the Memory Box Woodland Bridge Frame from white card stock.
Memory Box - Dies - Woodland Bridge Frame 
I just used the inside frame and did not use the little bridge part or the white deer .
To create the winter background I  cut 3 trees out of dark green card stock placed them on the bottom of a piece of light blue card stock that was cut the perfect size to fit under the frame.
Next I added snow with a white Uni-Ball Signo Pen, putting lots on the branches and just a light dotting of flakes in the sky.

The white deer did not show up so I cut another one from some light tan paper, added him to the bottom right of the frame with foam tape . Then matted the whole thing with black card stock. 
The Merry Christmas was cut from the same dark green as the trees and adhered to the bottom of the card front and wa-la it was done!

Below, you'll find the list of the supplies I used with links to the Dies R Us Store for your convenience.

Memory Box - Dies - Woodland Bridge Frame 

Little B - Dies - Trees 

Card Deco - Dies - Merry Christmas 

Uni-Ball Signo 


  I hope I was able to inspire you to use your dies, create a project and come play along at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog for a chance to win a gift voucher to the Dies R Us Store.  A new challenge begins on the first and fifteenth of every month.  Be sure to Follow Us on Facebook too and don't forget that you will find loads of inspiration on our Pinterest Page.

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'till next time;
Doni


Friday, December 14, 2018

Bearing Gifts

Hi!
Here's another special card to hold a Christmas Gift card:


A closer look:

 
 I used My Favorite Things - Polar Bear Pals Stamp Set
 MFT Die-namics - Stitched Dome Frames  
MFT Die-namics - Snowflakes

I'm linking this card to:


Thanks for stopping by.

'till next time,
Doni