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April 25, 2013

DT Thursday And Our Challenge Winner

Our winner for our Flowers For You Challenge is Beth Norman at Sunflowers And Dragonflies.  Congratulations, Beth, and happy shopping too!

Our Design Team member hostessing today's DT Thursday is Dina Kowal.  Her sneak peek makes me think her card is something I don't want to miss.  On my way over there right now.  Take a look at the sneak peek below and then hop on over to her blog too, HERE, to check it out!!  When you get back you can move on down to the details of our new challenges below.

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List of New Challenges

May 2 - I'm thankful for...

May 16 - In the Air

June 6 - Bloom Where You're Planted - floral

June 20 - Colors of Summer

July 4 - What's Shakin' ? - shaker cards using shaker pouches

July 18 - Pack Your Bags - travel, vacation, etc

August 1 - Words of Encouragement

August 15 - Let's Hear It For the Boys

For those of you who aren't familiar with our challenges, the guidelines are below:

  • Use all IO dies/stamps.  If the die isn't IO, it should not be an image (card shape templates are okay).
  • Your post should contain only cards, etc. using IO dies/stamps.
  • Taking part in other challenges is allowed if our company is listed first.
  • Ending time is the following Wednesday at 10 p.m. EST.
  • Use the Inlinkz thumbnail format at the end of the challenge post.
  • The drawing is for a $25 Gift Certificate for use in our on-line store.
  • The winner is picked using Random.org.
  • The players are notified of the winner by email the night it ends.
  • The winner's name will be posted with the DT Thursday post the next day.
  • All entries are posted in the Customer Card Gallery under Card Galleries at the top of the page, with a link back to your blog/gallery post.

Have some fun, invite a friend to create too, have a stamping/die party and/or create your card using all IO dies/stamps, and then post it using the Inlinkz at the bottom of the 05/02/13 challenge post.  If you have questions please email me.

If you need inspiration you can check out the 2012/13 Card Galleries at the top of the blog.  Also, there are direct links to their DT posts and more card samples in our on-line store too!

Hope you have a fantastic weekend!!  Thanks for stopping by to look and share!

 

 Shirley

 

April 23, 2013

Tuesday T&T More Flowers For You Too!

  FF1

I was inspired by Dina Kowal's post HERE.   This card is for someone who loved to garden and liked flowers of all kinds, so I went 3 dimensional.  Below is what I did:

FF2
Base For The Flowers:

  1. Embossed Floral Lace Heart on white cardstock for the base as shown.
  2. Put the die back over the embossed area and used the 1/8" disc, from Magic Matter, and pencil to create a border around the embossed area.
  3. Trimmed around the embossed area.

  FF3 

Finishing the Heart:

  1. For more depth I die cut the Floral Lace Heart and then glued it to the embossed one.
  2. Painted the leaves using two shades of green.  The darker color was placed on the outside.
  3. Cut out the flowers as shown and mounted them with glue dots in the middle and 3D dots under the petals.  Painted them with twinks, but Copic or dye markers will work too.   Also used All-Purpose Ink for the white flowers.
  4. Added embellishments to the centers using pearl stickers, Glossy Accents, and glitter to the centers.

Sentiment:

  1. The sentiment (from Hydrangea clear set) was stamped on white cardstock with Bamboo Leaves and then die cut using a Sign Post die.

Base:

  1. Die cut Spellbinders Resplendent Rectangles with green cardstock and mounted on white cardstock.
  2. Mounted ribbon and Floral Lace Heart.
  3. Applied bow.
  4. Mounted sentiment.

It really was fast.  I thought the flowers would take a long time, but they didn't.  I think painting the leaves first really helped me mount the flowers faster for some reason.

Thanks for stopping by to look and share.  See you back here for our challenge winner and DT Thursday!!

 

 Shirley

 

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April 18, 2013

Flowers For You Challenge

Welcome to our new challenge.  It's time to check out what the DT's "Flowers For You" Challenge creations by clicking on their links below!  They are using products from our New Spring/Summer Collection and our DIES too.  Be inspired, then come back and join us in the fun by posting your card at the bottom of this post between now and next Wednesday.  I can't wait to see theirs and yours too!!!

This challenge continues until next Wednesday, April 18.  There is a new guideline regarding the your posts.  For those of you who aren't familiar with our challenges, the guidelines are below:

  • Use all IO dies/stamps.  (If the die is not IO, it should not be an image or border die (card shape templates, i.e. nestabilities are okay).
  • Your posts should contain only cards, etc. using IO dies/stamps.
  • Please list our challenge first if you are taking part in other challenges.
  • Ending time for this challenge is Wednesday, April 24, at 10 p.m. EST.
  • Use the Inlinkz thumbnail format at the end of the April 18 post.
  • The drawing is for a $25 Gift Certificate for use in our on-line store.
  • The winner is picked using Random.org.
  • The players are notified of the winner by email that night.
  • The winner's name will be posted with the DT Thursday post on April 25.
  • All entries are posted in the Customer Card Gallery under Card Galleries at the top of the page, with a link back to your blog/gallery post.

Have some fun, invite a friend to create too, have a stamping/die party and/or create your card using all IO dies/stamps, and then post it using the Inlinkz at the bottom of the 04/18/13 challenge post.  If you have questions please email me.

If you need inspiration you can check out the 2012/13 Card Galleries at the top of the blog.  Also, there are direct links to their DT posts and more card samples in our on-line store too!

Thanks to those of you who emailed me with suggestions and shared your opinions on the 2 new guidelines.  Your participation is what helps make the challenges a success and fun too!!

Hope you have a fantastic weekend!!  Thanks for stopping by to look and share!

 

 Shirley

 

April 11, 2013

Springtime Fun Winner And DT Thursday

The winner of our "Springtime Fun Challenge" is  Rachael B. at Rachael B. Designs.  Congratulations, Rachael.  Thanks for joining in the fun and happy shopping too!

Our Design Team member hostessing today's DT Thursday is Kittie Caracciolo .  She has TWO fun and simply Spring elegant cards.  Take a look at the sneak peek below and then hop on over to her blog, HERE, to check out those great cards!!  When you get back you can move on down to the details of our next challenge near the bottom of the post.

  KC Impression Obsession Umbrella 2 right

Flowers For You Challenge

Starts April 18 and continues until the next Wednesday, April 24.  For those of you who aren't familiar with our challenges, the guidelines are below:

  • Use all IO dies/stamps.  If the die isn't IO, it should not be an image (card shape templates are okay).
  • Your post should contain only cards, etc. using IO dies/stamps.
  • Taking part in other challenges is allowed if our company is listed first.
  • Ending time for this challenge is Wednesday, April 24, at 10 p.m. EST.
  • Use the Inlinkz thumbnail format at the end of the April 18 post.
  • The drawing is for a $25 Gift Certificate for use in our on-line store.
  • The winner is picked using Random.org.
  • The players are notified of the winner by email that night.
  • The winner's name will be posted with the DT Thursday post on April 25.
  • All entries are posted in the Customer Card Gallery under Card Galleries at the top of the page, with a link back to your blog/gallery post.

Have some fun, invite a friend to create too, have a stamping/die party and/or create your card using all IO dies/stamps, and then post it using the Inlinkz at the bottom of the 04/18/13 challenge post.  If you have questions please email me.

If you need inspiration you can check out the 2012/13 Card Galleries at the top of the blog.  Also, there are direct links to their DT posts and more card samples in our on-line store too!

Hope you have a fantastic weekend!!  Thanks for stopping by to look and share!

 

 Shirley

 

April 09, 2013

Tuesday T&T Sign Post or Planter - Maybe Both!

FP1
Who says I don't see things sideways!!  I saw the Sign Post Die Set and immediately thought of  a planter with flowers growing in it.  Below is how I did it:

  FP2Planter:

  1. I left the dies for Sign Post connected to do the initial die cuts on brown cardstock.  I re-spaced them on white cardstock so they would look more they had mortar in between.
  2. Grass was die cut twice for the stems of the flowers.
  3. Grass Border was cut for the grass around the planter.

FP2 a
Flowers:

  1. I used 2 dies from Spiral Flowers and one from Layered Floral.  I did the rolled flowers with vellum, but a little different from last time.  I still used the Tweezers.  A thin line of Glossy Accent (in the bottle on the left with the red top) was placed along the base from the second petal to about the fourth.  I started rolling from the outside toward the center.
  2. One of the glue dot, like those shown, had one side removed to be ready to use.  When I was at the end of the wrap I released it a little so the outside was looser.  Then I placed it on the glue dot, removed the tweezers.  The tweezers were used to curl the petals a little.
  3. The flower was placed it on one of the Leaf Clusters and then on the stems of the Grass in the planter.
  4. For the 3 petal flowers and leaves I used the Layered Floral die.  The flower petals were curled a little, mounted on the leaf "petals", then on the "grass" stems.

FP3
Sentiment:

  1. I saved the cardstock from the "planter" die cuts and taped it in place on white cardstock with removable tape.
  2. Thinking of You from Hydrangea clear set was stamped with Bamboo Leaves.
  3. The die was laid over the area and a die cut was created.
  4. The edge of the die cut was inked with Memento Rich Cocoa,  faux brads were applied, then it was mounted on the planter with 3d pop dots.

FP4

Cardfront Base And Background:

  1. The base is olive green, the die cut is from Spellbinders Locking Loops.
  2. Diagonal Stripes was inked with Fluid Chalk Creamy Brown.  I stamped it with the stripes going from left to right on purpose.
  3. Rain was inked with Memento Bamboo Leaves and stamped with the drops going from right to left.
  4. Stickles Diamonds glitter glue was used to accent some of the drops.
  5. The Locking Loops die was used as a stencil, BG cut out, and then mounted on the die cut.

Assembly:

  1. The ribbon was applied, planter mounted with 3D pop dots, and then the bow!
  2. Viva Decor Yellow Quartz and Holo Iridescent and pearl stickers were used to accent the centers of the flowers.
  3. Grass was placed at the base of the planter.

Fun and ready to go.  Thanks for stopping by to look and share.  See you all back here for DT Thursday!!

 

 

 Shirley

 

SUPPLIES:

April 04, 2013

Springtime Fun Challenge

Welcome to our new challenge and it's time to check out what the DT's "Springtime Fun" creations by clicking on their links below!  They are using products from our New Spring/Summer Collection and our DIES too.  Be inspired, then come back and join us in the fun by posting your card at the bottom of this post between now and next Wednesday.  I can't wait to see theirs and yours too!!!

This challenge continues until next Wednesday, April 10.  For those of you who aren't familiar with our challenges, the guidelines are below:

  • Use all IO stamps/dies.  If the die isn't IO, it should not be an image (card shape templates are okay).
  • Ending time for this challenge is Wednesday, April 10, at 10 p.m. EST.
  • Use the Inlinkz thumbnail format at the end of the April 4 post.
  • The drawing is for a $25 Gift Certificate for use in our on-line store.
  • The winner is picked using Random.org.
  • The players are notified of the winner by email that night.
  • The winner's name will be posted with the DT Thursday post on April 11.
  • All entries are posted in the Customer Card Gallery under Card Galleries at the top of the page, with a link back to your blog/gallery post.

Have some fun, invite a friend to create too, have a stamping/die party and/or create your card using all IO dies/stamps, and post it using the Inlinkz at the bottom of this post.  If you have questions having a gallery or blog, etc. please email me.

If you need inspiration you can check out the 2012/13 Card Galleries at the top of the blog.  Also, there are direct links to their DT posts and more card samples in our on-line store too!

Hope you have a fantastic weekend!!  Thanks for stopping by to look and share!

 

 Shirley

 

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