Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Divinity Designs LLC - April Blessings Box

Hi, everyone! It's time for a new Blessings Box bundle from Divinity Designs LLC! I have thoroughly enjoyed working with these new goodies....so fun!!! Click HERE to find out the details of this quarterly subscription package....if you're already subscribed, I can't wait for you to get your Happy Mail!!!
My first sample today was a blast to make and I love how it turned out! The following items were used to create this Mini-slimline Z Fold design:
Stamp/Die Duo: Rain Or Shine
Custom Die Cuts: Mini Slimline Z Fold, Umbrella With Layers, Sentiment Strips Pierced Rectangles, A2 Rainbow and Clouds, Raindrops Background
Paper: Rainy Days Prints
Misc: Foam Mounting Tape, Blending Brushes
For my next two samples, I used the Raindrops Background Die to create two panels in one fell swoop! The die was used with white cardstock; the die-cut panel was temporarily adhered to another white panel then Blending Brushes were used to blend navy and baby blue inks. The die-cut panel acted as a stencil and both were colored at the same time. Here is a pic of the die cut and stenciled panel.

Here is the sample using the Raindrop Background die-cut along with the following items:
Stamp/Die Duo: Rain Or Shine
Custom Die Cuts: Umbrella With Layers, Pierced Circles, Circles
Paper: Rainy Days Prints
Misc: Foam Mounting Tape, Blending Brush
 

Here is the sample using the stenciled background, along with the following items:
Stamp/Die Duo: Rain Or Shine
Custom Die Cuts: Umbrella With Layers, Sentiment Strips 2, A2 Pierced Frames
Paper: Rainy Days Prints
Misc: Foam Mounting Tape, Blending Brushes     
 
Thanks for stopping by!

Blessings,

Saturday, April 13, 2024

Sending Love and Hugs


Hi, everyone! This week's Inspiration Challenge site over at Splitcoast is 'A Beautiful Mess'. These flowers had me drooling...what an awesome color combo! I used some goodies from Altenew for my card today. The stamps, dies, embossing folder, and coloring stencils all coordinate....LOVE!!!   I probably should have used a little more ink...I'm always afraid of over-doing it!  The main panel was cut out with a Pierced Rectangle Die from Divinity Designs LLC. This is a birthday card for my favorite aunt....one of my favorite humans on the planet!! I hope she loves it!
Thanks for stopping by!

Blessings,

Friday, April 12, 2024

Sending Sunshine

Happy Friday, everyone! This week's Friday Free4All Challenge over at Splitcoast is to create your own background with stamps, stencils, etc. For my card, I created a stencil with the top layer die from the Flower Petals Layering Combo 2 Dies set from Divinity Designs LLC.  Using Blending Brushes, I was able to blend yellow and apricot inks to create this cool pattern with the die-cut stencil.  The butterfly  base and card mat were cut from copper foil cardstock, so copper pearls and copper cord were added to coordinate.  The sentiment is from the Birthday Flower of the Month - April set and the following dies were used: Double Stitched Rectangles, Matting Rectangle, A2 Landscape Card Base with Layer, and Butterfly Layering Combo 3 DiesFoam Mounting Tape was used to pop up the butterfly and sentiment panel.
Here is a photo of the die set, showing all six layers:
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Blessings,

Thursday, April 11, 2024

Sow Seeds of Kindness

Hi, everyone! My card today incorporates two challenges from Splitcoast...the Color Challenge is to use Crushed Curry, Granny Apple Green, and Basic Black with the dessert option of another green...I chose Gable Green which matched the sequins. The Ways To Use It Challenge this week is to use sequins, beads, gems, etc.....perfect for a shaker card.  The following items from Divinity Designs LLC were used: 'Sow Seeds' stamp set, Gardening Gnomes Paper/Die Duos, Lattice Embossing Folder and the following dies: Delightful Daisies, Flower Pot and Layers, Mini Slimline Thin Pierced Frame, Mini Slimline Card Base.

Thanks for visiting!

Blessings,

Friday, April 5, 2024

Divinity Designs LLC - Birthday Flower of the Month - April

Hi, everyone! It's time to reveal the April Birthday Flower of the Month.....the Daisy!!!! I have created many samples already....this is one of the most versatile stamps I own now! The variety of colors of daisies are endless! I created a coloring stencil for myself using a piece of Yupo paper (which is a type of plastic); the image was fussy cut along the outside of the image edge so that I could use blending brushes or sponges to color the image, clean the Yupo and use a different color next time!
My first sample today so far is my favorite.  The daisy was stamped on white vellum, colored on the under-side with Blending Brushes and markers, adhered to white cardstock using Adhesive Sheets, die cut, then popped up with Foam Mounting Tape over a banana yellow panel, cut with the Double Stitched Rectangles Dies and embossed with the Lattice Slimline Embossing Folder.  The white panel was cut with the Matting Rectangle Die and card was cut with the A2 Landscape Card Base with Layer Dies. Lavender baker's twine and milk dots were added for finishing touches.
Next up is a card for a co-worker, who's fave colors are royal blue and kelly green. The flower center was colored with a marker then sealed with a clear glaze pen; the same Yupo coloring stencil was used again to color the petals with Blending Brushes. The stems were colored with a marker.  The designer paper is from the Landscapes Paper Pad and the following dies were used: Pierced Rectangles, Rectangles, Matting Rectangle, A2 Portrait Card Base with Layer.
My office-mate asked for a card for his cousin. Her fave colors are black and red, so I created a red daisy in the same manner as the royal blue daisy above! The designer paper is from the Gardening Gnomes Paper/Die Duo Set and the dies used are as follows: Pierced Frames, Matting Rectangle, A2 Portrait Card Base with Layer.  The image and frame were popped up with Foam Mounting Tape.
This card was created for my niece's birthday....since spring has just sprung, I chose happy colors.  The daisy was stamped on white and colored with markers...super quick and easy.  The designer paper is from the 'Electric Spectrum Slimline Paper Pad' and the following dies were used: Rectangles, Pierced Rectangles, Matting Rectangle, and the A2 Portrait Card Base with Layer.  Lime green sparkly gems were used as finishing touches.
Last but not least is another lavender design.  With this design, "hind-sight is 20-20".....after assembling the pieces I realized that the Lattice Background Die was not a good choice to pair with the gingham designer paper....a little too "busy".  Here are the items used for this card: Polka Dots and Gingham Paper Pad, Mini-Slimline Pierced Frame Dies, Mini-Slimline Card Base; Foam Mounting Tape, Blending Brushes.
Thanks for visiting!

Blessings,
 

Mother's Day Cards

Happy Friday, everyone! This week's Friday Free4All Challenge over at Splitcoast is to show off your Mother's Day cards. These two cards are for my co-worker to give to his wife and daughter for Mother's Day. The designer papers and dies are all from Divinity Designs LLC: Beautiful Blossoms Paper/Die Duos 5 and the Beautiful Blossoms 4 and 5 Coordinating 6x6 Paper Pad, Mini Slimline Card Base Die, Mini Slimline Scalloped Rectangles Dies, Mini Slimline Rectangles Dies, Leafy Edged Border Dies, Letter Board Dies, Mini Tags Dies.
This card features the Beautiful Blossoms Paper/Die Duos 4 and the Beautiful Blossoms 4 and 5 Coordinating 6x6 Paper Pad, plus the following dies: Long and Lean Letters, Matting Rectangle, Rectangles, A2 Landscape Card Base with Layer, Ornamental Rectangle Die Set. Foam Mounting Tape was used to pop up the frame and flowers.
Thanks for visiting!

Blessings,
 

Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Play Ball!

Hi, everyone! My card today is for the Sketch Challenge over at Splitcoast....instead of the tag element, I created a home plate. Baseball season began yesterday here in Indy....it may snow here today but everyone is still in the mood for baseball!!  Since I don't have a cutting die, I cut and matted the home plate just with a paper cutter.  The sentiment is from Teamwork and the baseball is from the Baseball Stamp/Die Duo set from Divinity Designs LLC.  The umpire's brush was created with a cheap paintbrush which I dis-assembled; the wooden handle is designer paper from the Weathered Wood Collection.  The main panel was covered with an Adhesive Sheet; the home plate, umpire brush, and A2 Thin Pierced Frame were added, then the adhesive sheet was covered in Flower Soft to look like dirt.
Thanks for stopping by!

Blessings,

Monday, April 1, 2024

Divinity Designs LLC April New Release!

Hi, everyone! Today may be April 1st but I'm not fooling around today....I've got new goodies from Divinity Designs LLC's April New Release to share with you! There are two new fun die sets and two colorful paper pads!  Check out the New Release and all of the designer samples HERE on the website or HERE on Instagram!
My first sample features the Mini Slimline Z Fold Dies (with layering dies included), a fun geometric design from the Electric Spectrum Slimline Paper Pad, along with the following items: Slimline Rainbow and Clouds Dies, A2 Rainbow and Clouds Dies (small clouds), Sentiment Strips 2 Dies, and the 'Rainbow of Hope' stamp set.  Two complete rainbows were die cut, assembled using Adhesive Sheets, then carefully cut into sections so that the pieces would match the next panel.  The sentiment on the back panel was stamped twice onto another piece of designer paper from the same pack, then sections were die cut with the Sentiment Strips 2 Dies to create three separate panels.  Foam Mounting Tape was used on the clouds and sentiment on the front panel but not on the inside so that the card would close flat. Rainbow gems were added as a finishing touch.
My second sample features the Flower Petals Layering Combo 2 Dies and a fun pattern from the Bitty Bolds Slimline Paper Pad.  Only the first three layering dies out of 6 were used so that the designer paper would show a lot. Orchid and green foil cardstock were used along with a white layer. The Happy Birthday sentiment and coordinating die from the Birthday Flower of the Month - March set.  The embellishment for the flower center was created by using the Scalloped Circles Dies, Circles Dies and the smallest circle was cut with the Alphabet Caps Dies set.  The designer paper panel was cut with the Matting Rectangle Die, the card was cut with the A2 Portrait Card Base with Layer Dies set and the die-cut frame was popped up with Foam Mounting Tape for dimension.
Thanks for visiting!

Blessings,

Thursday, March 28, 2024

Every Time I Think of You

Hi, everyone! This week's Ways To Use It Challenge over at Splitcoast is all about envelopes!  Today I am sharing a note card and envelope set which I created for a co-worker to give to her mother.  We are so lucky to have so many incredible die sets to choose from now, which do all of the heavy lifting.  Crafting has come a long way!!!  I have used the following items from Divinity Designs LLC in the making of this card and envelope:
Stamp/Die Duos: Special Person
Paper: Beautiful Blossoms 4 Paper/Die Duos, Beautiful Blossoms 4 & 5 Coordinating Paper Pad
Dies: Gift Tag and Envelope, Long and Lean Letters
Misc: Blending Brush, Gingham Ribbon
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Blessings,

Thursday, March 21, 2024

Lovely Day Balloon Shaker

Hi everyone! This week's Ways To Use It Challenge is to use balloons on your project. My card today is a colorful slimline design with three balloon shakers. Stazon Jet Black ink was used to stamp the sentiment from 'Let's Celebrate' onto an acetate sheet before assembling the center shaker. Here are the items from Divinity Designs LLC used to create this: Pierced Balloon Shakers Dies, Slimline Card Base Die, Slimline Rectangles Dies, Geometric Paper Pad Slimline, Foam Mounting Tape, and sequins.  Baker's twine was glued to the card at the end.
Thanks for visiting!

Blessings,

Monday, March 18, 2024

Divinity Designs LLC - Blessings Box - More Inspiration

Hi, everyone! Today I will be sharing three more projects created with the January Blessings Box from Divinity Designs LLC! This has been one of my favorite packages so far.....I will be using these sentiments and butterflies a LOT in the future!!
My first card is for my Mom's birthday.  I used silver metallic paper for the butterflies and hearts since it looked great with the pink/gray combination.  These are the items used for this card:
Stamps: Beautiful Day
Paper: Rose A2 Card Fronts
Dies: Butterfly Layering Combo 3, Ornate Hearts, Pierced Rectangles, Matting Rectangle, A2 Landscape Card Base with Layer
Misc: Foam Mounting Tape and a Glitter Pen (for the sentiment's hearts).
Next is a fun design for a friend who is a Leap Year Baby.  She just turned "20" and is almost old enough to have a legal drink! :)  Her favorite color is purple, so I used purple foil cardstock with some dark ivory shimmer cardstock.  Here are the items used for this card:
Stamps: Beautiful Day
Paper: Watercolor Flowers A2 Card Fronts
Dies: Butterfly Layering Combo 3, Long and Lean Numbers, Pierced Circles, Circles, Pierced Rectangles, Squares, Square Card Base with Layer, Lacey Square Frame, Lavish Layers
Misc: Foam Mounting Tape, Blending Brushes, Glitter Pen, and sparkly gems.
For my last sample for today, I used the same designer paper and silver metallic as on the first card.  Here are the items used:
Stamps: Beautiful Day
Paper: Rose A2 Card Fronts
Dies: Butterfly Layering Combo 2, Ornate Hearts, Ovals, Pierced Ovals, Pierced Rectangles, Matting Rectangle, A2 Landscape Card Base with Layer, Beautiful Border 1
Misc: Blending Brushes, Foam Mounting Tape, Glitter Pen.
Thanks for stopping by!

Blessings,

Sunday, March 17, 2024

Da Brains Go In Here

Hi, everyone! This week's Featured Stamper over at Splitcoast is Michelle aka mcstamperNE....congrats, Michelle! I absolutely loved the triple window slimline design of this awesome card....so fun!  I stuck with green and purple but used different shades and flipped the slimline to landscape instead of portrait.  My card is for one of my sisters, who loves horror movies. The images from 'Zombie Boy' by Whimsy Stamps were stamped onto watercolor paper with Stazon Jet Black, then water-colored with an aquabrush. A clear glaze pen was used on the jar, tongue, and eyeballs.  The following dies from Divinity Designs LLC were used for the card base and framing: Slimline Rounded Window, Sentiment Strips 2, and Slimline Card Base.
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Blessings,
 

Saturday, March 9, 2024

CAS Blue Floral Thank You Cards

Hi, everyone! This week's Inspiration Challenge over at Splitcoast (and my MISTI) helped me to make a group of thank you cards very quickly. I chose this beautiful navy blue floral bedspread for my inspiration piece. I chose the Flowing Flowers set from Stampin Up and Stazon Navy Blue ink. I am hooked on permanent inks for designs like this since the ink dries instantly and doesn't smear. I absolutely hate ruining a card with ink blobs or smears, dont you?! :)
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Blessings,