Monday, June 17, 2019

Love Celebrating You!

Hi, everyone! This week's Clean and Simple Challenge over at Splitcoast is to use balloons on your CAS cards.  This is a perfect opportunity to use a new stamp set from Stampin Up, 'Hand Delivered'. The image pieces were black heat-embossed on white cardstock and onto a floral pattern from the Petal Promenade designer paper pack....on the back of the floral design was a marble pattern, so I alternated the balloons with the two designs.  The full white image was fussy cut and the pattern paper was paper-pieced onto it; the leftover sections were colored with markers.  The sentiment was heat-embossed onto the card base to coordinate with the image.  A punched oval was added as a rug for her to stand on.  No embellishments were added.....easier for mailing.

Stampin Up Hand Delivered, Card Designer Angie Crockett

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Blessings,

Designer for Divinity Designs LLC, Angie Crockett

Path to Happiness

Hi, everyone!  This week's Featured Stamper over at Splitcoast is Michelle aka mfb....congrats, Michelle!!  I went way back to the beginning of Michelle's gallery and chose this awesome card to case.  I used similar colors, but different stamps, and placed the staples in a different spot, but the general design remains.  The stamp set used on my card today is 'By The Bay'....I love stamp sets which make it easy for masculine designs!  This card only took me about fifteen minutes to make, which is a miracle for me! :)

Stampin Up By The Bay, Card Designer Angie Crockett

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Blessings,

Designer for Divinity Designs LLC, Angie Crockett

Saturday, June 15, 2019

You Are Bee-utiful!

Hi, everyone! This week's Inspiration Challenge over at Splitcoast is to find inspiration from the Fudge and Mabel....wow, such incredible works of art with felt! I fell in love with this felted bee, so tried to recreate it with paper.  I used the following items from Divinity Designs to create my card:  'Bee Happy' stamp set, Butterfly and Bugs Stamp/Die Duos, Bitty Blossoms Dies, Double Stitched Circles Dies, Double Stitched Rectangles Dies, Pierced Rectangles Dies, and the Weathered Wood Paper Collection. The blue/gray paper has been in my stash for over ten years...it actually looks like parchment, but matched the look of the felt in the inspiration photo.  I will save this card until next month for my niece's birthday.

Divinity Designs: Bee Happy, Weathered Wood Paper Collection, Bitty Blossoms Dies, Double Stitched Circles Dies, Butterfly and Bugs Dies, Double Stitched Rectangles Dies, Pierced Rectangles Dies, Card Designer Angie Crockett

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Blessings,

Designer for Divinity Designs LLC, Angie Crockett

Friday, June 14, 2019

Take The Scenic Route

Hi, everyone!  This week's Friday Free4All Challenge theme over at Splitcoast is 'Sunny Skies'....use sunshine or a sky in your project.  For my card, I used the 'Adventure Awaits' stamp set and the following die sets from Divinity Designs: USA Map Dies (planes and thumbtack), Cloud Borders (stenciled with the 'Bubbles' Mixed Media Stencil), Curvy Slopes, Trees and Deer, Large Banners, and Pierced Rectangles.  

Divinity Designs Adventure Awaits, Bubbles Mixed Media Stencil, Custom Dies: USA Map, Cloud Borders, Curvy Slopes, Trees and Deer, Large Banners, Pierced Rectangles, Card Designer Angie Crockett

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Blessings,

Designer for Divinity Designs LLC, Angie Crockett

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Father's Day Fishing Vest

Hi, everyone!  I had a total blast creating three identical Father's Day cards with these super fun die sets from Divinity Designs from the May release!  The card base was cut with the Couture Collection Dies, the letters were cut with the Alphabet Flags Dies, and all of the fishing vest pieces and accessories were cut with the Fishing and Hunting Vest Dies.  I love that there are so many combinations to choose with the pockets, zippers, snaps, etc.!  Once the card was all put together, I used a clear glaze pen to highlight the lure, bobber, zippers, etc.  plus some I added some fishing line for fun!  To create a sentiment panel for the inside, I traced the inside edge of the shirt die onto white cardstock and cut it by hand...easy peasy!

Divinity Designs Custom Dies: Couture Collection, Fishing and Hunting Vest, Alphabet Flags, Card Designer Angie Crockett

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Blessings,

Designer for Divinity Designs LLC, Angie Crockett

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

You Make the World a Better Place!

Hi, everyone!  This week's Featured Stamper over at Splitcoast is the amazing Wanda Cullen aka cullenwr....congrats, Wanda!!  I chose this awesome alcohol ink card to case today....I love her alcohol ink background and cool layout.  For my card, I have used the Globe and Stand Dies (from Divinity Designs) and a sentiment from 'Color My World'.  I used a vertical banner since my sentiment was larger, but heat embossed the sentiment as Wanda did on her card.  The sentiment was cut with the Double Stitched Pennant Flags Dies using the die resizing technique to shorten the length of the die.  Though different dies and colors were used, the overall layout remains.  I used gold embossing powder and gold metallic cardstock to bring out the gold tones in the Alcohol Ink Background, which was cut out with the Double Stitched Rectangles Dies set. Foam tape was used on the die cut pieces for added dimension against the background. Tiny stars were cut with the USA Map Dies set, then coated with a clear glaze pen to help them stand out a bit.

Divinity Designs: Color My World, Globe and Stand Dies, Double Stitched Pennant Flags Dies, Double Stitched Rectangles Dies, Card Designer Angie Crockett

Thanks for stopping by today!

Blessings,

Designer for Divinity Designs LLC, Angie Crockett

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Divinity Designs LLC June New Releases

Hi, everyone!  Welcome to the June new release party for Divinity Designs LLC!!  Wow, what an amazing release again this month.....check out the entire release, all of the team's projects, plus info on how to win some goodies by clicking HERE. 

Here are the products used in my two card samples for today:

Divinity Designs LLC Custom Globe and Stand Dies Divinity Designs LLC Custom USA Map Dies

Divinity Designs LLC Color My World Divinity Designs LLC Adventure Awaits

Divinity Designs LLC Bubbles Mixed Media Stencil Divinity Designs LLC Americana Quilt Paper Collection

Divinity Designs LLC Custom Quilted Background Die Divinity Designs LLC Custom Log Cabin Quilt Die

Divinity Designs LLC Custom Scalloped Rectangles Dies Divinity Designs LLC Custom Pierced Rectangles Dies

Divinity Designs LLC Custom Scalloped Circles Dies Divinity Designs LLC Custom Double Stitched Circles Dies

Divinity Designs LLC Custom Circles Dies Divinity Designs LLC Custom Bitty Borders Dies

For my first card, the Globe and Stand Dies were cut out of copper metallic paper.  The globe frame was adhered over an alcohol ink panel.  The globe and stand were then adhered to a panel which was dry embossed and sponged using the Bubbles Mixed Media Stencil and trimmed down with a Pierced Rectangles Die.  The sentiment from 'Color My World' was copper heat-embossed one line at a time onto die-cut panels from the Log Cabin Quilt Die. On the inside of the card, the remaining piece of the stenciled panel was adhered to the card base as framing for the sentiment panel.  (Tip: when die-cutting rectangle panels, I will center the dies onto an A2 sized panel before cutting.  Save the leftover frame to use as a mat later.....this method has saved me tons of cardstock!)

Divinity Designs: Color My World, Globe and Stand Dies, Bubbles Stencil, Log Cabin Quilt Die, Pierced Rectangles Dies, Card Designer Angie Crockett

I had a blast creating a quilt design for my next card.  The USA Map Dies set was used four times to die cut the navy frame, plus alternating patterns from the Americana Quilt Paper Collection.  Per my usual technique for quilt cards, two sticker panels were created with my Xyron Sticker Maker....one for the map and one for the Quilted Background Die.  By creating a sticker panel, the quilt pieces do not have to be adhered one at a time....start with the frame and then press each inserted piece onto the sticker.  The sentiment from 'Adventure Awaits' was framed using the following dies: Double Stitched Circles, Circles, and Scalloped Circles.  The largest of the Scalloped Rectangles Dies was used to mat the main panel and the Bitty Borders Dies was used at the bottom along with red baker's twine.  Two tiny hearts cut with the USA Map Dies set were added to Indiana and Arizona, then coated with a clear glaze pen.

Divinity Designs: Adventure Awaits, USA Map Dies, Quilted Background Die, Americana Quilt Paper Collection, Scalloped Rectangles Dies, Scalloped Circles Dies, Circles Dies, Double Stitched Circles Dies, Card Designer Angie Crockett

Thanks for visiting!!

Blessings,

Designer for Divinity Designs LLC, Angie Crockett

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Simple Moments

Hi, everyone!  This week's Inspiration Challenge over at Splitcoast is to find inspiration from Ballard Designs.....I flipped when I saw this cool Patriotic Rooster Art.....perfect to try out a new stamp set, Home To Roost. from my recent Stampin Up order.  The rooster was stamped with Stazon Navy ink and partially colored with SU markers.  Dye ink re-inkers were mixed with white acrylic ink to paint some of the rooster plus the background, as in the inspiration painting. Though the rooster was finished, I had no ideas for a card design, so I waited for the Featured Stamper challenge....this week's featured artist is Joanne aka kenaijo....congrats, Joanne!!  I chose this gorgeous card to help me create a card for the rooster panel.  I used the same embossing folder for the background, along with the same layout and button in the corner.  The following dies from Divinity Designs were also used: Double Stitched Rectangles, Double Stitched Squares, Squares, Double Stitched Pennant Flags, and Pennant Flags. This card will go into my masculine birthday stash.

Stampin Up Home To Roose, Divinity Designs: Double Stitched Rectangles Dies, Double Stitched Squares Dies, Squares Dies, Double Stitched Pennant Flags Dies, Pennant Flags Dies, Card Designer Angie Crockett

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Blessings,

Designer for Divinity Designs LLC, Angie Crockett

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Divinity Designs LLC Design Team Challenge May 2019

Color Combo Design Team Challenge May 2019

Hi, everyone!  This month Kelley has challenged our team with an awesome masculine color combo....here is my take on the challenge:

Divinity Designs: Best Dad Ever, Fish Embossing Folder, Couture Collection Dies, Old Glory Paper Collection, Pierced Rectangles Dies, Pierced Squares Dies, Squares Dies, Card Designer Angie Crockett

The ties and frame were cut from the Old Glory Paper Collection, using the Couture Collection Dies set and Pierced Rectangles Dies, then popped up with foam tape. The background panel was embossed with the Fish Embossing Folder, then blue ink was lightly sponged over the raised embossed areas.  The sentiment from 'Best Dad Ever' was stamped onto a panel cut with the Squares Dies and matted with the Pierced Squares Dies.  I had some square silver brads in my stash....they worked perfectly as tie pins plus embellishments for the sentiment panel. This was a very simple card to make, other than lining up the three ties evenly....whew! :)

Thanks for visiting with me today!  Check out the other samples from my designer sisters HERE and HERE.  Enjoy!

Blessings,

Designer for Divinity Designs LLC, Angie Crockett

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Bless You and Keep You

Hi, everyone!  Today I would like to share a birthday card which I created for a dear friend and former co-worker.  The image from 'Best Dad Ever' was stamped with Stazon Jet Black onto designer paper from the Divinity Designs 'Weathered Wood' Paper Collection.  The image was colored with markers, water-coloring, colored pencils, a white gel pen and a clear glaze pen.  The image panel was cut with the Divinity Designs Squares Dies, edges sponged, and matted with the Double Stitched Squares Dies.  The caramel panel was dry embossed with the 'Fish' Embossing Folder, sponged with matching ink, then matted with gray.  The button was created by cutting five pieces with the Double Stitched Circles Dies, adhering them together, punched the button holes with a Crop-o-dile, then coated the top layer with a clear glaze pen.  The banner was cut with the Double Stitched Pennant Flags Dies from the same pattern paper as the image panel.

Divinity Designs: Best Dad Ever, Fish Embossing Folder, Weathered Wood Paper Collection, Double Stitched Squares Dies, Squares Dies, Double Stitched Pennant Flags Dies, Double Stitched Circles Dies, Card Designer Angie Crockett

Thanks for visiting today!

Blessings,

Designer for Divinity Designs LLC, Angie Crockett

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Two More Peony Aprons for Mother's Day

Hi, everyone!  This week's Inspiration Challenge over at Splitcoast is to find inspiration from Great Big Canvas.  I chose this awesome photo for inspiration.  Last month I made this apron card out of some goodies from Divinity Designs, so I needed to make two more for Mother's Day.  I had already stamped the peonies from 'Daughter's Best Friend' and cut two more panels out with the Apron and Tools Dies set, but couldn't decide on the colors.  Today's Inspiration Challenge helped me to figure that out....just in time since Mother's Day is tomorrow!  After the background was watercolored and the flowers were colored with both markers and watercoloring, the panel was embossed with the Cross Stitch Embossing Folder.  I found some cute little flower eyelets in my stash plus matching grosgrain ribbon.  The ribbons were adhered to the inside of the card base, then an extra apron panel was cut and adhered over the ribbon ends to seal them in.

Divinity Designs: Daughter's Best Friend, Cross Stitch Embossing Folder, Apron and Tools Dies, Card Designer Angie Crockett

My second card was inspired by the colors in this photo.....two shades of purple plus yellow centers....yummy!!!  The card was created the same as the first, except I used the cooking tools instead of the gardening tools.

Divinity Designs: Daughter's Best Friend, Cross Stitch Embossing Folder, Apron and Tools Dies, Card Designer Angie Crockett


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God bless!

Designer for Divinity Designs LLC, Angie Crockett

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Divinity Designs LLC May New Release

Hi, everyone! Welcome to the new release party for Divinity Designs LLC!!  Last month was all about Mother's Day, flowers, and all things girly......this month's stamps, dies, and papers are geared toward the men in our lives (and graduates)!  Click HERE to see the entire new release, design team samples, plus info on how to win some goodies!

Here are all of the products featured in my three cards today:

Divinity Designs LLC Best Dad Ever Divinity Designs LLC Fish Embossing Folder

Divinity Designs LLC Custom Couture Collection Dies Divinity Designs LLC Custom Fishing and Hunting Vest Dies

Divinity Designs LLC Menswear Fabric Paper Collection Divinity Designs LLC Weathered Wood Paper Collection

Divinity Designs LLC Americana Quilt Paper Collection Divinity Designs LLC Old Glory Paper Collection

Divinity Designs LLC Custom Long and Lean Letters Dies Divinity Designs LLC Custom Treat Tags Dies

Divinity Designs LLC Custom Pierced Rectangles Dies Divinity Designs LLC Custom Large Banners Dies

Divinity Designs LLC Custom Pierced Circles Dies Divinity Designs LLC Custom Circles Dies

I had so much fun creating with the new menswear dies.....there are thousand of design combinations you can use with these, to match any style you prefer!  For my first card, the card base and layers were cut out with the Couture Collection Dies.  Three different paper collections were used: the red pieces are from the Old Glory Paper Collection, the tie was cut from the Americana Quilt Collection (I always thought that this particular design looked like shields of armor), and the vest was cut out of a linen pattern from the Menswear Material Collection.  Once everything was cut, embossed, and adhered together, a black journaling marker was used to draw a line on each button to mimic thread.  For the inside of the card, I traced the inside of the shirt die onto white cardstock and cut it out by hand (easy).  You could easily cut the inside layer with the die itself, but I liked the layered look of the mat.


Divinity Designs Custom Couture Collection Dies: Paper Collections: Meanswear Fabric, Old Glory, Americana Quilt, Card Designer Angie Crockett

My second card features the 'Best Dad Ever' set, new Weathered Wood Paper Collection, Fish Embossing Folder and the following die sets: Couture Collection (buttons), Treat Tags, Long and Lean Letters, Large Banners, Pierced Rectangles, Pierced Circles, and Circles. I began by choosing what I think is the coolest pattern from the new Weathered Wood Paper Collection....the sage and kraft colors really spoke to me, especially since I had cardstock and ink to match!!  The image from 'Best Dad Ever' was stamped with sage ink, cut out with the Pierced Circles Dies, sponged with kraft ink, matted, then layered over a kraft panel which was dry embossed with the 'Fish' Embossing Folder and cut with the Large Banners Dies set.  The sentiment was stamped onto a tag cut with the Treat Tags Dies set, stenciled with kraft, edges inked with sage, and matted with black (the mat was fussy cut after tracing the outside of the tag die onto black cardstock.) The 'Dad' sentiment was cut three times with the Long and Lean Letters Dies and the black buttons were cut from the Couture Collection Dies set.  Note: these buttons are tiny...if you'd like to thread them, it's easier if you use a paper piercer first to gently enlarge the button holes for the needle to go through.

Divinity Designs LLC Best Dad Ever, Custom Dies: Long and Lean Letters, Treat Tags, Large Banners, Pierced Rectangles, Pierced Circles, Circles, Couture Collection; Fish Embossing Folder; Weathered Wood Paper, Card Designer Angie Crockett

My third card was designed with the help of my hubby.....since there are so many combinations of zippers and pockets, I asked him what he would like if he were to design his own vest.  I love the double zipper idea....thanks, honey!!  The shirt card base was cut from black cardstock with the Couture Collection Dies set; the vests, snaps, and pockets were cut with the Fishing and Hunting Vest Dies from the Menswear Material Paper Collection plus red cardstock.  The snaps were coated with a clear glaze pen.

Divinity Designs LLC Custom Dies: Couture Collection, Fishing & Hunting Vest, Paper Collection: Menswear Material, Card Designer Angie Crockett

Thanks so much for visiting today!

Blessings,

Designer for Divinity Designs LLC Angie Crockett