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August 31, 2013

At The Beach Shaker Card

Laura Fulcher shares a beachy Shaker card today!

Products used: Beach Chair F2337Cover-a-Card Shells (CC122) & SHP08 Shaker Pouches - Lg. Rectangle.

Have a great day!

August 30, 2013

DT Die Blog Hop Prize Change

Design Team Die Blog Hop

An error was made when posting the information about the prizes to be awarded.  All of the details of the hop with the changes are below.

The Design Team will have a Blog Hop September 3 through September 5 showcasing our NEW DIES!!  Here is how you can participate and have a chance to win 3 dies of your choice to be awarded each day:

  • Comment on each participating DT blog, including the IO blog, each day to be eligible for that day's drawing.
  • The time to comment each day closes at 10 p.m. EST.
  • A drawing will be held each day for 3 dies of the winner's choice.  Winner chosen by Random.org)
  • The winner will be announced in the post the following day.

On the last day of the hop, Thursday, we will start our Die Challenge for your participation.  The details below.

Our Next Challenge Is "Dies"

Our next challenge starts September 5.  For those of you who aren't familiar with our challenges, the guidelines are below:

  • Use all IO dies/stamps.
  • Ending time is this challenge will be next Wednesday, Sept. 11, at 10 p.m. EST.
  • Use the Inlinkz thumbnail format and rules at the end of this post.
  • The winner is selected by Random.org.
  • The drawing is for a $25 Gift Certificate, for use in our on-line store.
  • Players are notified of the winner by email the night the challenge ends.
  • The winner's name is posted with the DT Thursday post on Sept. 12.
  • 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 create your card using all IO dies/stamps, and then post it using the Inlinkz at the bottom of the 09/05 challenge post.  If you have questions please email me.

If you need inspiration you can check out 2013 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!

See you back here on 09/03 for the start of our hop.  Hope your week is going great and thanks for stopping by to look and share!

 

 Shirley

 

All Tied Up With Strings

Warm fuzzies from Vicki Garrett today!

Products used: Cover a Card Nordic Background, Brown Paper PackagesMitten Die


Have a great day!

August 29, 2013

DT Thursday

Our Design Team hostess for today is Jeanne Streiff.   Below is a sneak peek and then you can check it out totally HERE for the real treat!!! When you get back check out the details for our next Design Team Die Blog Hop and a challenge for you too, further down the post.

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Design Team Die Blog Hop

The Design Team will have a Blog Hop September 3 through September 5 showcasing our NEW DIES!!  Here is how you can participate and have a chance to win 3 dies of your choice to be awarded each day:

  • Comment on each participating DT blog, including the IO blog, each day to be eligible for that day's drawing.
  • The time to comment each day closes at 10 p.m. EST.
  • A drawing will be held each day for 3 dies of the winner's choice.  Winner chosen by Random.org.
  • The winner will be announced in the post the following day.

On the last day of the hop, Thursday, we will start our Die Challenge for your participation.  The details below.

Our Next Challenge Is "Dies"

Our next challenge starts September 5.  For those of you who aren't familiar with our challenges, the guidelines are below:

  • Use all IO dies/stamps.
  • Ending time is this challenge will be next Wednesday, Sept. 11, at 10 p.m. EST.
  • Use the Inlinkz thumbnail format and rules at the end of this post.
  • The winner is selected by Random.org.
  • The drawing is for a $25 Gift Certificate, for use in our on-line store.
  • Players are notified of the winner by email the night the challenge ends.
  • The winner's name is posted with the DT Thursday post on Sept. 12.
  • 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 create your card using all IO dies/stamps, and then post it using the Inlinkz at the bottom of the 09/05 challenge post.  If you have questions please email me.

If you need inspiration you can check out 2013 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!

See you back here on 09/03 for the start of our hop.  Hope your week is going great and thanks for stopping by to look and share!

 

 Shirley

 

August 28, 2013

Chicken Scratch Shaker Card

We have a Shaker Card from Jeanne Streiff today that uses real chicken scratch in her chicken themed card.

 Jeanne's card uses the following IO products: Mega Mount, CC146 Cover-a-Card Rooster, DIE001-Z Circle Shaker Frame Die, Shake It Pouches – Lg. Circle

 

Here's a closer look:

Have a great day!

 

 

August 27, 2013

Tuesday T&T Out Of The Box Flies Away

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Another masculine card for a student achiever.   When I saw the Geese Flying and then the new Banners & Tails die set, I thought a Goose would be a great way to send a 'flying message'.

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IMAGES:

  1. Stamped CAC Clouds on white cardstock with Memento Summer Skies.  Trimmed it to 4.75X4.75".  Mounted to blue 5.25X5.25" cardstock (This size card fits a 5.5" square envelope and allows room for bows, 3D pop dot, etc.).
  2. Stamped CAC Wood Grain on white cardstock with Memento Nautical Blue.  Trimmed it to 4.75X1.5" and included the most open wood grain (to resemble open water blowing in the wind), then mounted bottom of sky. Watercolored a little.
  3. Stamped Flying Geese twice on white cardstock with Memento Toffee Crunch and then:
  4. Painted one of the suns yellow and trimmed around it to resemble a circle.
  5. Painted the geese in the other image and trimmed around.  Used the geese as an overlay and matched up with the wings in the trimmed sun.  Mounted to sky.

DIES & SENTIMENT:

  1. Die cut banner from Banners & Tails, mounted the sentiment from Warm Fuzzies Sentiments (used the die cut to line up the sentiment on the acrylic mount), stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa, remnant gold cord to mount sentiment and attached under goose.
  2. Die cut the Cattails once on green cardstock and just the heads on white cardstock, mounted and painted the white cattail heads.
  3. Die cut the Grass twice out of the green cardstock.
  4. Mounted Grass first and then the Cattails.

Another fun card.  I will see you back here for DT Thursday, day after tomorrow.  Hope your week is going well and thanks for stopping by to look and share.

 

 

 Shirley

 

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August 26, 2013

Holy Night

We have an oh so sweet Christmas card to share today from Daniela Dobson.

Products used: E7724 Brush Tree Line ,G13168 Silent Night

Silent night by Daniela Dobson

Have a great day!

August 24, 2013

Life

Today we have a cool Mixed Media card from Dina Kowal. Dina has a full tutorial for this card HERE.

Impression Obsession products used:  CAC Scratches, C13138 Life Story, E13138 Bike Silhouette

Here's a closer look:
Have a great day!

August 23, 2013

Floral Trellis Card

 

Kittie Caracciolo shares a sweet trellis card today.

Products used: DIE037-V Arch and Trellis, DIE047-J Layered Floral Set, and DIE051-B Vine 

KC Impression Obsession Arch and Trellis 1 left

KC Impression Obsession Arch and Trellis 1 center

Have a great day!

KC Impression Obsession Arch and Trellis 1 left

I love the new Arch and Trellis set and I thought it would be lovely highlighted with a double matted frame.  I cut several flowers and vines, formed the flowers with my stylus and mat and attached them to both the arch and trellis with glossy accents.. 

KC Impression Obsession Arch and Trellis 1 center

- See more at: http://kittiekraft.typepad.com/kittiekraft/2013/02/impression-obsession-whats-your-hobby-challenge.html#sthash.FHtR1emp.dpuf
the Arch and Trellis, Layered Floral Set, and Vine

August 22, 2013

DT Thursday And A Tutorial Too!

Our winner in our "Let's Hear It For The Boys" Challenge is Candice at Craftin' With Candice!!!  Congratulations, Candice.  Have fun shopping with all of our great new Fall/Winter stamps and dies!!

DT Thursday

Our Design Team hostess for today is Dina Kowal.   In addition to the 3 cards (sneak peeks below), she has created a video tutorial that shows how she created all three cards!!!  By the way, some of the stamps she uses are her very own dkdesigns.  Hop on over to her blog HERE for the real treat!!! When you get back check out the details for our next Design Team Die Blog Hop and challenge for you, further down the post.

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Design Team Die Blog Hop

The Design Team will have a Blog Hop September 3 through September 5 showcasing our NEW DIES!!  The will be more about it and the prizes on the next DT Thursday post, August 29.  On the last day of the hop, Thursday, we will start our Die Challenge for your participation.  The details below.

Our Next Challenge Is "Dies"

Our next challenge starts September 5.  For those of you who aren't familiar with our challenges, the guidelines are below:

  • Use all IO dies/stamps.
  • Ending time is this challenge will be next Wednesday, Sept. 11, at 10 p.m. EST.
  • Use the Inlinkz thumbnail format and rules at the end of this post.
  • The winner is selected by Random.org.
  • The drawing is for a $25 Gift Certificate, for use in our on-line store.
  • Players are notified of the winner by email the night the challenge ends.
  • The winner's name is posted with the DT Thursday post on Sept. 12.
  • 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 create your card using all IO dies/stamps, and then post it using the Inlinkz at the bottom of the 09/05 challenge post.  If you have questions please email me.

If you need inspiration you can check out 2013 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!

See you back here on 08/29.  Hope your week is going great and thanks for stopping by to look and share!

 

 Shirley

 

August 21, 2013

Ride Hard

Ellen Taylor shares a fun western card that almost comes to life before your eyes!

Impression Obsession Products Used~
Rodeo Silhouette 1 D13165, Barbed Wire D13145,  Ride Hard D13164

August 20, 2013

A Change In Challenge List And A Quick Card

When we posted our new list of challenges we didn't show the "Die Challenge" for all of you scheduled for September 5.  I know how some of you like to plan early and wanted to bring that to your attention.  In addition, all of them are now posted in the sidebar.   If you like you can post it in your blog sidebar too by:

  • right click on the list and click on "save as"
  • save it to your computer
  • go to your blog and follow the instructions for putting an image in your sidebar.  (If you need help I might be able to help you.)

Since our "Let's Hear It For The Boys" Challenge is still going strong, I thought I would post the card I just finished for my grandson's birthday.  It's later in December.  Here in NC our first snow can happen then, if we are lucky, and Winter Scene reminded me of that.  It was so easy as you can see below!!

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STEPS:

  1. Stamped Winter Scene on Ice Gold Cardstock with Memento Rich Cocoa.
  2. Painted with watercolors and Niji waterbrush.
  3. Added some glitz for snow with glue pen and glitter.
  4. Trimmed to 5.25"X5.25" and mounted to the blue cardstock.
  5. Die cut cardstock for the Anytime Sentiments clear set words.
  6. Stamped the words curving them to fit the die cut with Memento Rich Cocoa.
  7. Mounted on blue cardstock and used Magic Matter to trace around it.
  8. Used two die cut snowflakes from Sm. Snowflake set for ends.  Glued and then added glitter with glue pen.

Done and what a quick fun card.  I thought maybe I might not like the brown ink because of the creek, but I really like the look for all of it.  A fading Fall into Winter Scene!!

DT Thursday Video Tutorial

Dina Kowal will be our hostess for this DT Thursday and she has 3 cards with a tutorial showing you how she does each of them!  Talk about fantastic.  Don't miss it.  That's day after tomorrow!!  Thanks for stopping by to look and share.  See you then!

 

 Shirley

 

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August 19, 2013

Best Story

We have a bright and cheery card to show of today from Daniela Dobson.

Products used: CC156 Cover-a-Card Sunburst, C13138 Life Story
G9045 Fern Stem, H9032 Birch Background

 

Life by Daniela Dobson

Have a great day!

August 17, 2013

Christmas Cheer

Brrrr... we have a sparkly snowman card from Vicki Garrett today.

Products used Build a Snowman, C9078 Christmas Cheer

Have a great day!

August 16, 2013

Happily Haunted

We have a spooky but sweet card from Laura Fulcher today.

Products used: Ghost Espresso (E2455) & Happily Haunted (D14148)

Have a great day!

August 15, 2013

Let's Hear It For The Boys Challenge And More!

Let's find out what the DT is saying about "the boys" by visiting their blogs listed below!!  When you get back, show us your card "for the boys" by taking part in the challenge too!

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

  • Use all IO stamps/dies.
  • Ending time is next Wednesday, August 21, at 10 p.m. EST.
  • Use the Inlinkz information at the end of this post.
  • The winner is selected by Random.org.
  • The drawing is for a $25 Gift Certificate, for use in our on-line store.
  • Players are notified of the winner by email the night the challenge ends.
  • The winner's name is posted with the DT Thursday post on August 22.
  • Entries are posted in the Customer Card Gallery with a link back to your blog/gallery post.
Have some fun, create your card using all IO dies/stamps, and then post it using the Inlinkz at the bottom of this post.  If you need inspiration you can check out 2013 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!

LIST OF NEW CHALLENGES

In case you like to plan early for our challenges, check out the great list of new challenges below!!  We invite you all to take part and join us in the fun, and a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate in each drawing.

  • Sept 3 - 5 Die blog hop 
  • Sept 19 - Things That Fly
  • Oct 3 - Colors of Fall
  • Oct 17 - Favorite Technique
  • Nov 7 - Holiday - cards, tags, gifts
  • Nov 21 - Inspired by a Quote
  • Dec 5 - Let It Snow
  • Dec 19 - Quick And Simple Cards

A Great Spiral Daisy Tutorial

And last, but definitely not least, DT member, Dina Kowal, saw this great Spiral Daisy tutorial by Klaudia.  Below is Klaudia's finished product.  The post in in Polish.   You can use the Google translator in her left-hand sidebar for your language.   The tutorial is so well done I think you can also go through the pictures and know what to do without the translation.  Let me know what you think.  Those centers are awesome.  Her instructions remind me of Kittie Caracciolo's great tutorials.

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If you have questions please email me.   Hope your week has been great and thanks for stopping by to look and share!

 

 Shirley

 

August 14, 2013

Music Inspired Card

A simple and beautiful card from Kittie Caracciolo!

Products used: DIE054-S Floral Lace Heart, DIE047-J Layered Floral Set, CC029 Cover-a-Card Music

KC Impression Obsession Floral Lace Heart 1 right

Have a great day!

August 13, 2013

Tuesday T&T Well, Mistletoe Is On It's Way

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This card was really fast to do:

IMAGES:

  1. Stamped Christmas Mousette, Mr. Mouse, Tiny Mistletoe, and Not A Creature Stirring on white cardstock with Memento Rich Cocoa on white cardstock using Mini Mount.
  2. Painted the mice and mistletoe with Twinks, but inkpads or markers can be used too.  Gave Mousette little pearl earrings too!!  Added Flower Soft with Glossy Accents to the mice, added Viva White Pearl and a little glitter to the berries.  Used a small piece of red glitter twine for a bow for the mistletoe.
  3. Used the cling Not A Creature Stirring as a template for tracing around the sentiment after I stamped it, then used the Magic Matter for 1/8" to get the tan matt for around it.  Mounted it to the inside and included left-over background from the Mesh Circles.

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BACKGROUND:

  1. Stamped CAC Mesh Circles with Memento Desert Sand ink on white cardstock.  Added VersaMark with a dauber to selected circles, added Stamp and Bond Powder, heated to clear, added glitter, heated to set (That's why my pictures are darker.  I wanted the glitter to show).  Alternatives could be glue pen or glitter glue.
  2. Mounted to tan cardstock and added white pearl hearts in corners.

DIES:

  1. Die cut the arch from Arch and Trellis from brown cardstock.  Cut the trellis from light tan cardstock and trimmed to fit doorway to use as a small area rug under mice.  Should have used some ink to make it more distinct I think.
  2. Used the window box die cut twice from brown cardstock for the base board (mop board) on each side of the arch.

ASSEMBLY:

  1. Arch and Rug were mounted with 3D pop dots to background, followed by the mistletoe.
  2. Mice were mounted with 3D pop dots.
  3. Trim mounted to inside and sentiment too.

LIST OF NEW CHALLENGES

A big thank to Kelli Richardson, our DT Coordinator, for the great list of challenges below.   We invite you all to take part and join us in the fun, and a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate in the drawing.

  • Sept 3 - 5 Die blog hop 
  • Sept 19 - Things That Fly
  • Oct 3 - Colors of Fall
  • Oct 17 - Favorite Technique
  • Nov 7 - Holiday - cards, tags, gifts
  • Nov 21 - Inspired by a Quote
  • Dec 5 - Let It Snow
  • Dec 19 - Quick And Simple Cards

Our Next Challenge "Lets Hear It For The Boys"

Our next challenge starts this Thursday, August 15.  For those of you who aren't familiar with our challenges, the guidelines are below:

  • Use all IO stamps/dies.
  • Ending time is this challenge will be next Wednesday, August 21, at 10 p.m. EST.
  • Use the Inlinkz thumbnail format and rules at the end of this post.
  • The winner is selected by Random.org.
  • The drawing is for a $25 Gift Certificate, for use in our on-line store.
  • Players are notified of the winner by email the night the challenge ends.
  • The winner's name is posted with the DT Thursday post on August 22.
  • 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 8/07 challenge post.  If you have questions please email me.

If you need inspiration you can check out 2013 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 your week is starting out great and thanks for stopping by to look and share!

SUPPLIES:

August 12, 2013

Explore

Dina Kowal works her magic on this gorgeous travel themed card.

Stamps used:

 Airplane Collage, CAC Map, CAC Beauty Text, Passport Collage, Discover

Here is a closer look:


Have a great day!

August 10, 2013

Life is Beautiful

What a beauty we have to share today from Ellen Taylor!

  Ellen's card uses Simplicity B11106,  Butterfly and Pumpkins H1924 and Fence Border Die - DIE028-J  


Here is a closer look:
Have a great day!

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