Thursday, July 11, 2024

Recycled Calendar = Quick Cards

Hi, everyone!  Today I would like to share several quick cards which were created with a recycled wall calendar.  Each year I choose calendars with the following credentials: I love to look at them each day and I know I will be able to make cool cards with them after they are finished!  I also love that the pages are more sturdy than designer paper.  Since the pages are slick, I always use Stazon permanent ink so that they do not smudge. All of the dies used are from Divinity Designs LLC; most of the stamps are from Divinity Designs; a few are from Altenew.








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Blessings,



Friday, July 5, 2024

Birthday Flower of the Month - July - Larkspur

Hi, everyone!  It's time to reveal this month's birthday flower, the Larkspur!  In case you were not aware, Divinity Designs LLC has a monthly subscription plan for the Birthday Flower of the Month.....check out the details HERE!  I have been enjoying these Stamp/Die Duo sets so much, especially the flowers which come in many different colors! I also LOVE that there are dies for the sentiments!!


For my first sample, the flowers were partially water-colored and the stems were colored with markers.  Here are the other items used for this card: Paper: Floral Favorites; Dies: Floral Corners Background, Matting Rectangle, A2 Landscape Card Base with Layer; Misc: Adhesive Sheets, Foam Mounting Tape, Blending Brush. (An adhesive sheet was added to the blue foil cardstock before cutting out the background die. This takes out the tedious job of trying to add glue to the intricate dies.)


For my second sample, the same coloring method was used.  Here are the additional items used for this card: Paper: Polka Dots & Gingham Slimline; Dies: A2 Portrait Card Base with Layer, Matting Rectangle, Circle Scalloped Rectangles; Misc: Foam Mounting Tape, Blending Brush.


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Blessings,



Monday, July 1, 2024

Divinity Designs LLC July New Release!

Hi, everyone!  Wow, I cannot believe it's July already!!!  It's time for some summer fun with the new release from Divinity Designs LLC!  Owners Kelley and Rick have their own Highland Cows and these new stamps and dies are based on them!  See the entire new release and awesome samples HERE on the website or HERE on Instagram.

My first sample for today was super fun to make. As usual, I do not initially look forward to creating 'fancy fold' designs, however, this was one of the simplest! The first photo is the front of the card when closed. The second photo is the inside view which shows the fun folds.  Here is the product list used for this card: 
Stamp/Die Duo: Highland Herd
Paper: Follow the Son 6x6
Dies: Center Pop Out with Layers, Highland Cow, Pierced Squares, Pierced Ovals, Ovals, Matting Rectangle
Misc: Blending Brushes, Foam Mounting Tape
My next sample features the adorable 'Cow Babies' Stamp/Die Duo set, along with a scene from the Majestic Mountains Slimline Card Fronts, and the following dies: Mini Slimline Card Base, Mini Slimline Pierced Windows, Sentiment Strips 2, Farm Fence, and Grass Lawn.  The images were stamped with Stazon Jet Black, then water-colored.
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Blessings,

Thursday, June 27, 2024

It's Raining Daisies!

Hi, everyone!  This week's Ways To Use It theme over at Splitcoast is "Don't Fence Me In"......my card features one of my all-time favorite dies from Divinity Designs LLC, the Fence Die. This was a pretty simple and quick card to make.....no stamping, just a few die cuts and designer paper.  Here are the items used:  Gardening Gnomes Paper/Die Duos and the following dies: Fence, Clouds and Raindrops, Grass Lawn, Inspiration Words, Pierced Rectangles, Matting Rectangle, and A2 Portrait Card Base with Layer. Yellow baker's twine was used to coordinate with the daisies.

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Blessings,

Monday, June 17, 2024

New Inspiration for Blessings Box Subscription

Hi, everyone!  Today I am sharing two more samples which feature items from the April Blessings Box from Divinity Designs LLC.  Check out the details of this quarterly subscription HERE.

My first sample began by coloring two white panels with blending brushes.  One was die cut with the Raindrops Background then popped up with Foam Mounting Tape over the 2nd colored panel.  The image from Rain or Shine was stamped on white; the flowers were colores with markers and the boots were colored with a blending brush using a reverse mask cut from scratch paper. White gel pen was added to the boots.


My second sample features one of the sentiments from Rain or Shine and the following dies: Park Silhouettes, Grass Lawn, Cloud Borders, Cowboy & Cactus Silhouettes (sun).  The background panel was colored the same way as my first card, with Blending Brushes.  Before die-cutting the bench, the black cardstock was layered with an adhesive sheet since this is a tough one to glue.


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Blessings,





Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Divinity Designs LLC Birthday Flower of the Month - June

Hi, everyone! It's time for the next Birthday Flower of the Month for June.....it's the Rose!!  Check out all of the details for the Flower of the Month subscription HERE.
My sample for today is an anniversary card for my in-laws.  The designer paper is from the Floral Favorites Slimline Paper Pad and I used the following dies: Pierced Rectangles, Matting Rectangle, and the A2 Landscape Card Base with Layer.  The rose was water-colored and popped up with Foam Mounting Tape.
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Blessings,

Saturday, June 1, 2024

Divinity Designs LLC June New Release!

Hi, everyone! It's time for another new release from Divinity Designs LLC! To see the entire new release plus more amazing samples, visit the website HERE or Instagram HERE.
My first sample features the Mini Slimline Double Display Die set; I have to be honest....I was not looking forward to using this die set since it looked complicated, however, it was super easy!  The card base was cut from white cardstock and the layers were cut from a pattern from the Floral Favorites Slimline Paper Pad.  I didn't take a "closed" photo, but the Mr. and Mrs. with Layers Dies covers the front of the card when it's closed.  Inside is a pocket cut from Rose Gold Foil cardstock with the Gift Card Pockets and Layers Dies; the layer was cut from white, shaded with pink ink and a Blending Brush, then stamped with the stamp set.  The tiny hearts are from the Clouds and Raindrops Dies set. A matching envelope was also created, using the Mini Slimline Envelope Die.  The same papers and dies were used to decorate the envelope, inside and out.
My next sample features a gorgeous pattern from the Majestic Mountains Slimline Card Fronts, the Floral Corners Background Die, plus a sentiment from the Sending Sunshine Stamp/Duo set. Since the background die is so intricate, I knew that adding it with glue would be a challenge, so an Adhesive Sheet was placed onto the eggplant cardstock before die-cutting. A Blending Brush was used to add yellow ink to the sentiment panel while it was still inside the die so that the white border would remain.  Sparkly purple gems were added for a finishing touch. Other dies used: Matting Rectangle and A2 Landscape Card Base with Layer.
I saved my fave for last. This is a card I created for my hubby for our Anniversary! The Majestic Mountains paper pad was absolutely perfect for the Eclipse Technique!  I used the Long and Lean Letters Dies to cut the letters from the scene, then cut three more layers each from the green cardstock in order to give the dimension.  The sentiment is from the Koala Bears Stamp/Die Duos set.  Other dies used: Sentiment Strips 2, Slimline Thin Pierced Frame, and Slimline Card Base.
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Blessings,

Sprout, Bloom, Grow

Hi, everyone! This week's Inspiration Challenge over at Splitcoast is to find inspiration from Patti J Good....I loved all of the fun gnomes she has created, especially this gardening gnome. My card today features the Gardening Gnomes Paper/Die Duo set from Divinity Designs LLC, along with a sentiment from 'Sow Seeds' and the following dies: Mini Slimline Pierced Frames, Mini Slimline Card Base, Delightful Daisies, Grass Lawn, and Clouds and Raindrops (to stencil the clouds). The frame and parts of the scene were popped up with Foam Mounting Tape.
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Blessings,

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Hello Sunshine!

Hi, everyone! This week's Color Challenge over at Splitcoast is to use Calypso Coral, Pool Party, and Bermuda Bay with the dessert option of using two extra colors. For my card, I created a panel using the 'Wrinkle Free Distress' Technique with four different shades of aqua.  I used some fun dies from My Favorite Things to cut away from the blue panel and show the coral panel beneath.  A glitter pen was used to highlight the sun and letters plus some gems were added.  The panels were cut out with the Pierced Rectangles Dies and Matting Rectangle Die from Divinity Designs LLC.
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Blessings,

Monday, May 20, 2024

Divinity Designs LLC - Blessings Box Samples Part Two!

Hi, everyone!  Today I would like to share a few more samples created with the latest quarterly Blessings Box from Divinity Designs LLC.  Check out the details of the subscription package HERE.  

For my first sample, I used Blending Brushes with the 'Water Spray' Mixed Media Stencil with different shades of blue in on Kraft cardstock. Once finished, I used Glimmer Mist spray....unfortunately the camera didn't pick up the sparkle. Foil cardstock and gemstones were used for a little more glam!
As you can see, I love foil cardstock...here is a different shade of blue. The glittery layer is white cardstock, covered with a clear glitter adhesive film. Parts of the blue foil were covered with this before die-cutting the umbrella. Some of the raindrops from the background were popped up with Foam Mounting Tape.
For my last card, I used the Paper-Piecing technique....the boots were stamped onto the designer paper, cut out and adhered over the stamped image.
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Blessings,
 

Friday, May 17, 2024

Desire of Your Heart

Happy Friday, everyone!  This week's Friday Free4All Challenge over at Splitcoast is to share our graduation cards.  This clean and simple design was created for a co-worker's daughter.  It only took about 15 minutes to complete.....sweet!!  The stamp set I used, 'As You Graduate', is unfortunately retired from Divinity Designs LLC, but it's still a fave of mine because I love to created a blended sky for the background.  I used the MISTI to stamp the scripture verse onto the card base and it took several layers of ink to get a solid black image for the scene.....LOVE my MISTI!!!  For the scene, I used blending brushes and sponge daubers with lavender, orchid, pink, and yellow ink pads.


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Blessings,

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Splitcoast Stampers' Color Challenge #1000!

Hi, everyone!  This week's Color Challenge over at Splitcoast is number 1000!  I am honored to be a guest designer for the Color Challenge team for May and was super excited to be a part of this monumental challenge!  There are six past color challenges to choose from.  Each of the hostesses listed will be giving away goodies to some lucky participants!  Check out the challenge details HERE!  Hope you have a chance to play along!

For my card, I chose previous challenge# CC908: Basic Gray, Fresh Freesia, Bermuda Bay, with the dessert option of dies.  For my card today, I used some 'oldie but goodie' items from Divinity Designs LLC.  The fun designer paper is from the Notable Notes Paper Pad and I based the other elements around the colors in the paper.  The saxophone image is from 'Marvelous Things', colored with markers (using my MISTI); the sentiments are from 'Rock Star'.  The musical notes are from the 'Musical Notes Dies' set.  Other dies used are Pierced Squares, Pierced Rectangles, Matting Rectangle, and the A2 Portrait Card Base with Layer Dies set.  


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Blessings,