Sunday, May 15, 2022

Je T'aime -- for Dies R Us Challenges

 Hello, hello!  Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Are you enjoying May?  I think it's my favorite month of the year, but it's going way too fast!  In fact, we're 1/2 way through the month already.  May 15 -- not only is it the 1/2 way point for this beautiful month, it's also time for a new challenge at Dies R Us Challenges.  This month, the challenges are anything goes!  Just use a brand of die sold in the Dies R Us Store.

I've had this set of dies for years, but have never used them.  I decided it was time!  Visiting Paris is on my bucket list, and I'd love to get there sooner than later.  We'll see.  In the meantime, I'll dream of traveling again, and make pretty cards:

This couple are enjoying the sights of Paris, while also enjoying each other's company and their very French dog.  What's more French than a French Poodle, after all? You could argue it should be a French Bulldog on the card, but a poodle die is what I have.

I made this card with dies from Crafter's Companion and Impression Obsession.  Both companies dies are available at the Dies R Us Store. The Paris dies from Crafter's Companion are part of the Parisian Collection.  They are the Je T'aime die set (couple on the bench and the poodle).  The Eiffel Tower is a die called "Purely Paris".  I used 2 products from Impression Obsession dies. The grass is 'Small Grass Border', cut twice and layered. The heart that I used for the sentiment is part of the Layered Hearts Trio die set.

I found the most appropriate papers for this card at We Are 3 Digital Shop. I used 2 papers from the Paris Cafe Collection. The sentiment is also from We Are 3 Digital Shop. It is part of the Heart Love sentiments set. 

I hope you can join us this next 2 weeks for the Anything Goes Challenge at Dies R Us Challenge Blog. There will be a gift certificate to the store awarded to one lucky winner, and 3 designer choice awards.  

If you are one of our Canadian friends, check out the Didi Crafts Store for a great selection of crafty supplies and reasonable shipping rates. 

Sunday, May 1, 2022

Hello, Spring! For All Dressed Up Stamps

 Ah, spring!  It's a favorite time of year for many of us!  The ice goes off the lakes, the birds return, and the temperatures supposedly warm up.  We had one of the coolest Aprils on record where I live, even experiencing a little snow a couple days ago, so I'm still waiting for the warmth.

Spring also means an abundance of flowers, and that's our theme this month for the All Dressed Up Stamps Facebook challenge.  We want to see your flower creations, featuring an All Dressed Up Stamps image.  The challenge will run the whole month of May. 

I used the darling Springtime image for this month's flower challenge.  It's so sweet, don't you think? 

I colored Springtime with Copic markers, computer generating the sentiment. 

I used a piece of digital paper from We Are 3 Digital Shop.  The teal, embossed looking paper is from the Touch of Teal Collection

The floral border is a die from Crafter's Companion.  It is one of their edgeable dies. I used some 1/2 backed pearls from my collection to finish off the card.

I hope you can join us this month in the All Dressed Up Stamps Facebook Group for our monthly 'Flowers' challenge.  You'll find another challenge in the All Dressed Up Stamps Challenge Blog

I'd love to see your creations!

Butterfly Sympathy Card -- For Dies R Us Challenges

It's the first of May, and it's time for a new challenge at Dies R Us Challenges. For the month of May, the challenges are "Anything Goes", as long as you use a brand of die sold in the Dies R Us Store

One of my  best friend's mothers died, and I needed to make a sympathy card.  I wanted it to be very special, because they were/are both such special ladies.  Here's what I created:

The butterflies are all from the same die set.  It is called Delicate Butterflies, by Spellbinders. I inked the base of the card and the wings of each butterfly with Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink in Picked Raspberry.   The gold 1/2 pearls are also from Spellbinders, and finish off the card. 

I hope you can join the Anything Goes challenge this next 2 weeks on the Dies R Us Challenge blog. A gift certificate to the Dies R Us Store, and 3 designer choice awards will be given out. 

If you live in Canada, check out Didi's Crafts for wonderful products and reasonable shipping.