Sunday, May 19, 2019

The Paper Players theme challenge



I'm the hostess this week at The Paper Players and I chose a clean and simple PLANT challenge:


I went with succulents for my card... like those in the picture on the badge, but you can play along using anything to do with plants. This time of year everywhere you go, they are selling plants. I can't wait until it's warm enough to get my planters out on the deck!

 I actually just bought a few succulents for indoors, and while I was looking at them trying to decide which I wanted...my finger brushed up against one with some very fine cactus hair spines. OUCH! I thought I got them all out, but the next day my thumb was infected. I doctored it up and within a week or so it was all healed. BUT I learned my lesson, and will stay clear of them from now on..lol!

For my card I grabbed a couple of leftover paper ends laying on my desk to use for a shelf. Then I used Lil Inkers So Prickly dies to piece together some planters with various succulents inside. I adhered them onto the shelf, and then added my sentiment from Simon Says.




Supplies:
Paper: SU
Dies:Lil Inker So Prickly, Simon Says friend
Other: enamel dot



You can check out the rest of the design team here:

The Paper Players Design Team

I hope you will join us!

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Dies R Us Birthday Tags



The challenge at Dies R Us is"tags."



Our Challenge Blog

I needed a couple of tags for some Birthday presents, so I cut out some presents with Tutti Designs Birthday Present dies. I added an enamel dot and adhered them to some Tutti designs scalloped stitched rectangles. All that was left to do was to punch a hole and tie on some silver string.

I think I should have made more for my tag stash. They were so quick and easy though, that I can make more in a flash if I need them!

Here's a list of the dies I used:



I hope you will play along!

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Alcohol Ink Pearls


Hi everyone! 

I've been playing with some new PEARL alcohol inks...I LOVE the pretty shine and glow.! It's hard to capture how pretty they are in a photo though. 



I always make a bunch of backgrounds...as long as I have everything out...I may as well go to town! I probably made 40 to 50, as I needed some for a class I was having.




I made several cards using this pretty cover plate from The Ton that I borrowed from a friend.



Then I added some tiny pearls here and there.

I'm entering this at:


Die Cutting Divas (flowers/Mothers Day)

Word Art Wednesday (anything goes)


Supplies: 
Ink: Ranger alcohol inks
Dies: The Ton
Other: Pearls

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, May 12, 2019

The Paper Players Color Challenge


Joanne has chosen a color challenge for us at The Paper Players:



I used the pretty spring colors to do some inlaying with the Hibiscus Frame die from Simon Says.

Just perfect for a clean and simple card!

I'm so anxious for spring flowers. 
I can't tell you how looooong the winter was this year. I went to Costco a few weeks ago and bought some planters already! I also got a few from my kids for my birthday...but I haven't had them outside much yet...still too cold up here. My entryway looks like a greenhouse..lol! I love it!




Supplies:
Paper: SU
Dies: Simon Says Hibiscus frame

You can check out the rest of the design team here:

The Paper Players Design Team

I hope you will join us!

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Taylored Expressions Eventful Graduation



Hi everyone!

Today Happy Little Stampers May Anything Goes with Dies Challenge begins:



It's time for graduations!
 I was in need of a few grad cards this spring, so I cut out some grads with Taylored Expressions Eventful Graduation die. It's actually a longer die, as I cut off a couple of the grads so it would fit my card.

Underneath I added some paper from the Hats Off  Doodlebug paper pack. I just love that paper..so cute! 

Underneath the paper I added my sentiment from Taylored Expressions Wonderful World.

So easy I made 2!

I hope you will join us!

Supplies:
Paper: SU,Doodlebug Hats Off!
Ink: Black Memento
Stamps: Taylored Expressions Wonderful World
Dies: Taylored Expressions Eventful Graduation