Thursday, April 19, 2012

Thinking of You Card Set…

Hi again.  I needed a couple of sympathy cards last week, and while I have cards that I could have used for that purpose, I thought they were a little too cutesy.

I'm not much on making simple cards, because the ones I've made just seem unfinished with the one layer. After giving it some thought I decided to turn to someone I consider the master of such cards; Gina K. Designs, of Stamp TV.  After searching through some of her recent posts, I found I liked this card. (This link will take you to her video.)

It’s easy to make, and I really like the results. I did these cards assembly-line style.  As you can see I used green and blue distress inks. The stamp is by Stampability, and the ribbons are from Michaels' dollar bin; and of course you can use any sentiment you want.

I’m entering these in the following challenges:

Karen’s Doodles – spring
Lollipop Crafts – spring
Love to Create Challenge – friends
Die Cuttin Divas – garden
Shelly’s Images – anything
Craft Us Crazy – flowers
Wags ‘n Whiskers – anything
Craft Room Challenge – ink it, no digis
Crafty Boots – no girls allowed
Bunny Zoe – ribbon or twine

Thank you for stopping by again to see my work. If you'll leave me a comment, I'll try to get by and check your's, too.  


dj1952 (Debra)

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

To a Berry Special Couple…

No, you’re not imagining anything; I’m really posting a new project finally.  I’ve just had issues, which I know many can understand.

I was invited to be a guest designer over at Paper Creations Ink this week for their challenge number 23, “April Showers Bring May Flowers”.

Their sponsor this challenge is Tiffany Doodles, and this is my use of the image.  These flowers are special they bring mouth-watering fruit, too. It has been colored a couple of times and some pop-dotted on top of some, and others are just in the background.  Some are even behind this “small French lattice” by Cheery Lynn Designs.

Here’s a close-up of the strawberries:

The supplies used on my card are:

Image – Tiffany Doodles
Dies – Cheery Lynn Designs
Punch – Martha Stewart
Ribbons, Button, Gems – Stash
Glossy Accent and Open Stock papers

I’m entering this in the following challenges:

Crop Stop – button and bows
Do You Stack Up – glitter, bling – Glossy Accents and gems
Paper Play Challenges – things with wings
Prairie Fairy Fridays – anything
Sweet ‘n Sassy – button and bug
Totally Papercrafts – things with wings
The Squirrel and The Fox – things with wings
Phindy’s Place – food or drink
Sketch Saturday – sketch
Totally Gorjuss – bling
Pile It On – pop it up
Platypus Creek Digitals – fancy folds
Cupcake Craft Challenges – die cuts
Karen’s Doodles – spring
Incy Wincy Designs – digis
Lollipop Crafts – spring
My Craft Spot – make it pop
Southern Girl's Challenge – fancy folds
Crafty Sentiments – digis
Die Cuttin Divas – garden
Scrap Creations – April showers bring May flowers
Party Time Tuesdays – red, black and rose
Sassy Cheryl's Challenge – butterflies
Tip Top Challenges – spots
Paper Crafting Journey – 3 or more layers dp
Shelly’s Images Blog – anything
Crafty Ribbons Challenge – wings and opt. ribbon
Craft Us Crazy – flower
Delicious Doodles – layers
Wags ‘n Whiskers – anything
A Gem of a Sketch – sketch
Really Reasonable Ribbon – black, white and one other color, plus ribbon
Sunday’s With Crissy – favorite color combo
Alota Rubber Stamps – easel card
Lexi’s Creations – punches
Hotshot Craft – young love
Bunny Zoe’s Crafts – ribbon or twine
I hope that you’ve enjoyed something from me again, and will stop by again soon.