Sunday, December 8, 2019

Snow-cowboy Hot Chocolate Treat Holder

Hi, everyone!  This week's Featured Stamper over at Splitcoast is Nancy aka Pansey65.....congrats, Nancy!!  Wow, Nancy's gallery was filled with super cute and creative gift and favor ideas......my project today was inspired by all of them, mostly this adorable snowman muslin bag and these cute hot chocolate holders.  For my hot chocolate packet holder, I used the following items from Divinity Designs LLC: 'Country Christmas' Stamp/Die Duos, Festive Favors Dies set, and the Rustic Christmas Paper Collection.  The treat holder base was cut from black cardstock, then a gray wood-grain design from the paper collection was used to layer the front and tab.  Once the circle aperature was cut out, a piece of clear acetate was adhered to the inside and the sentiment was stamped with Stazon Jet Black. The snow-cowboy was stamped in Stazon, cut out with the custom die, then colored with markers and water-coloring. Two flavors of hot chocolate packets were lightly adhered inside the favor pouch (some were wider than the others.)

Divinity Designs LLC:Country Christmas Stamp/Die Duos, Rustic Christmas Paper Collection, Festive Favors Dies; Card Designer Angie Crockett

Thanks for stopping by today!

Blessings,

Designer for Divinity Designs LLC, Angie Crockett

Saturday, December 7, 2019

WINNER(S)!

Hi there!  On my Thanksgiving Day post, I offered to give away some goodies for one lucky commentor on that post.  Instead of choosing just one, I have decided to send goodie packages out to both:

Donna DeWitt and Rebecca JS

Thank you, ladies, for your comments!  Please send a note with your snail mail address to my email address on the side bar of my blog (which is spelled out so that it's not recognizable to spam-bot programs!) and in the description please list "Thanksgiving Post Winner".

I will send out your goodies a few days after I hear from you.

Blessings,

Designer for Divinity Designs LLC, Angie Crockett

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Divinity Designs LLC December New Release

Hi, everyone!  Welcome to the new release party for Divinity Designs LLC!!  To see the entire release plus some amazing design team samples, please visit the Divinity Designs LLC Blog or visit their Instagram page HERE.

Here are the products used for creating my card sample below:

Divinity Designs LLC Country Christmas Stamp/Die Duos Divinity Designs LLC Rustic Beauty Paper Collection

Divinity Designs LLC Double Stitched Squares Dies Divinity Designs LLC Double Squares Dies

Divinity Designs LLC Double Stitched Rectangles Dies

Wow, I can't believe it's December already!  Though I'm not quite ready for snow, it's always fun to see new snow-people stamps!!!  I love the new Snow-Cowboy image and fun sentiments in the 'Country Christmas' Stamp/Die Duos set!!  One of my dear nieces has a Christmas birthday, so I thought that a snow-cowgirl themed card would be perfect!!  I've had some mauve pink suede fringe in my stash for over a decade and am happy to use it for this card to coordinate with the fringes on the vest!  The scene was sponged and the snow-cowgirl was both water-colored and colored with markers.  The sentiments were stamped directly onto the wood-grain designer paper from Rustic Beauty Paper Collection, then I drew in the comma and exclamation point with a journaling pen.  Pink rhinestones were added in the corners for a finishing touch. (The dies used are the Double Stitched Rectangles, Double Stitched Squares, and Squares.)

Country Christmas Stamp/Die Duos, Rustic Beauty Paper Collection, Double Stitched Rectangles Dies, Double Stitched Squares Dies, Squares Dies, Clouds and Raindrops Dies

Thanks for hanging out with us today!

Blessings,

Designer for Divinity Designs LLC, Angie Crockett

You Are Purr-fect!

Hi, everyone!  This week's Featured Stamper over at Splitcoast is Kia aka kiagc....congrats, Kia!!!  Omigoodness, what a big and beautiful gallery!!!  I was looking for inspiration to help me create a birthday card for my hubby and this awesome card did the trick!!  It reminded me that I had not used the 'Purr-fect' set from My Favorite Things, which I purchased on clearance.  I had never tried to create a dimensional wooden floor before, so for this card I gave it a try.  The lines were drawn with a black journal marker and ruler, then a gray marker was used for the streaks.  Instead of the brown floor as in Kia's card, I decided to go monochromatic. The kitty cat was water-colored and a glaze pen covered the pink nose.  Silver heart sequins and gray baker's twine were added after sponging the edges of the card.

My Favorite Things Purr-fect, Card Designer Angie Crockett

Thanks for visiting!!

Blessings,

Designer for Divinity Designs LLC, Angie Crockett

Saturday, November 30, 2019

Divinity Designs LLC November Design Team Color Challenge

Divinity Designs LLC November Design Team Color Challenge

Hi, everyone!  This month's Design Team Color Challenge is based on the Christmas Paper Collection 2014.  When the Christmas Dove Dies were released earlier this month, I knew right away that I wanted to create a 'suspension' card with the dove free-floating.  I'll share with you below step by step how I did this.....it's important to "get the horse in front of the cart".  

I chose two different patterns from the paper collection....the snowflake pattern for the dove background and a coordinating pattern for the sentiment panel and the 2-sided dove.  To create the two-sided dove, I simply cut one dove from the pattern side and another dove from the back side of the designer paper, then sponged the edges of both patterned pieces.  The snowflake paper and white mat were adhered to the front of the kraft card; the dove outline die was taped down and run through the die cut machine.....with the card open (unfolded).  I then (temporarily) adhered the inside layers, placed the die back into the same position on the front and cut out the opening.  (Note: I could have cut through all five layers at once, however, I was concerned that the paper would warp.)  I carefully removed the inside designer paper, attached string at the top and bottom of the dove cutout, then adhered the snowflake paper back down with permanent adhesive to hide the string.  The decorative dove pieces were then adhered together, with the thread in between.  The dove now swings loosely in the cut-out opening.  Baker's twine was added, along with a sentiment cut from the 'Inspiration Words' Dies, matted with the Pennant Flags Dies and Double Stitched Pennant Flags Dies. Note: The Die-Resizing Technique was used to shorten the banner....click HERE for my simple tutorial.

Divinity Designs LLC: Keep Christ, Christmas Dove Dies, Inspiration Words Dies, Pierced Rectangles Dies, Double Stitched Rectangles Dies, Double Stitched Pennant Flags Dies, Pennant Flags Dies, Christmas Paper Collection 2014; Card Designer Angie Crockett

For the sentiment panel inside, I used the same paper as for the dove, stamped the scripture from 'Keep Christ', then added a few snow crystal cut-outs from the Christmas Dove Dies.  The designer paper panels were all cut with the Double Stitched Rectangles Dies and the white mats were cut with the Pierced Rectangles Dies.

Divinity Designs LLC: Keep Christ, Christmas Dove Dies, Inspiration Words Dies, Pierced Rectangles Dies, Double Stitched Rectangles Dies, Double Stitched Pennant Flags Dies, Pennant Flags Dies, Christmas Paper Collection 2014; Card Designer Angie Crockett

Thanks for stopping by today!  To see the rest of the Designer samples for this challenge, click HERE and HERE.

Blessings,

Designer for Divinity Designs LLC, Angie Crockett

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Grateful

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!  May all of you be filled with gratitude for the countless blessings we receive each and every day! To show my gratitude to you, my little band of faithful readers, I will randomly choose someone (sorry, US only) from the comments in this post to receive some blog candy (crafty supplies and cards created by me).  You have until Sunday, December 1st, to comment.  I will post the winner's name and ask you to email me.

Now, on to today's card.  You all know that I am obsessed with alcohol inks.  I created an AI panel on Yupo paper, using red, orange, a bit of green, and gold mixative, then die cut the leaves with the Divinity Designs Custom Stitched Leaves Dies (retired) and edged each with a gold marker.  The sentiment from 'Hello Friend Stamp/Die Duos' was gold embossed then cut out with the Double Stitched Ovals Dies.  The background panel was stamped with the Wood Background then cut out with the Double Stitched Rectangles Dies.  Gold cord and gold sequins tied everything together.

Divinity Designs LLC: Wood Background, Hello Friend Stamp/Die Duos, Custom Dies: Stitched Leaves, Double Stitched Ovals, Double Stitched Rectangles; Card Designer Angie Crockett

Thanks for visiting!

Blessings,

Designer for Divinity Designs LLC, Angie Crockett

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Clean and Simple Thanks

Hi, everyone!  This week's Featured Stamper over at Splitcoast is Susan aka Suzstamps....congrats, Susan!  I chose Susan's very first upload in her gallery to case.....I loved the beautiful clean and simple layout and doodled edges!!!  For my card, I began by cutting a scratch paper mask with a square cut-out.  Aqua Ink was sponged inside the square, then the flower stamp from 'Pressed Flowers'  was inked with markers, spritzed, then stamped.  The reverse mask was removed, the sentiment from 'Part of My Story' was stamped, then a journaling pen was used to doodle around the edges.  Two tiny pearls were added as an embellishment. (Note: both stamp sets are from Stampin Up.....got them free with my cardstock and supply order....yay!) 

Stampin Up Pressed Flowers and Part of My Story; Card Designer Angie Crockett

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Blessings,

Designer for Divinity Designs LLC, Angie Crockett