Thursday, June 22, 2017

Shabby Chic Romance Card

I have a 'shabby chic' romance/wedding card today.
It is one that definitely will pretty much have to be hand given....
non the less it is worth it I think.

I used a Tutti Designs Dove Love Heart die.

The background is a pretty already embossed dot paper I picked up
at a scrapbook store.  The Roses and flowers were from my stash and the
ribbon/bow is from the RRR ribbon club.

Entering the following challenges:
Frilly and Funkie ....With This Ring
Crafting When We Can .... Shabby Chic
Shopping Our Stash ....Think Pink
The Card Concept .... Romantic Roses

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Summer Fun

Today is the day the entire Design Team comes together
at The Cutting Cafe blog with our creations all in one place.
Do visit there and leave a comment for YOUR chance to win
3 cut files of your own!!

I used the Summer Bingo Cards Printable Stamps for my card.
These cards can be printed in 3 different sizes.
I chose the smaller ones as I wanted to place them on a card.
There are many more to choose from and you can find them HERE!

I popped up my cute 'summer flip flop' bingo card on an
embossed white card stock...thought those shells were a perfect touch!

I added a starfish, beach chair and tiny flip flops using Impression Obsession dies.
To finish I added a pink hemp cord.
I wouldn't call this CAs, but would say it is simple...went together fast
and will make a perfect summer birthday card or a 'just because' card!

Entering the following challenges:
Crafty Card makers .... Here comes Summer
Ooh La La .... Summertime
Really Reasonable Ribbon....Summer With Trim/ribbon

Double D Challenges Weddings

Today is the 3rd Wednesday of the month and that means a new challenge at
Double D Challenges.

The theme is weddings and the beautiful mood board below.

I have been on vacation so I went with a Tutti Designs card
just to make thngs easy on!

I used an Esse White card stock for the background
and a stitched heart along with a Doves and Rings die.

A very simple but elegant card.

Make sure and visit the Double D blog to see all the
gorgeous (and I mean gorgeous) creations from the DD teams....
join in with us too, there is always a prize to be won
and badges as well!

Entering the following challenges:
Cards In Envy .... White On White
{Pin}spirational .... Weddings

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Little Flower Cart

Today is the hubby's and my anniversary.
Can you believe I don;t even have a card made for
I am sure though I have something in my stash that will work..geez!
We spent the last 4 days at our lake house about 5 1/2 hours from here...
the weather was almost perfect, it did rain each day but not long before
the blue skies poked out.  We had lunch at one of our favorite 'haunts'
in Mackinac City and supper on our last day on Black Lake
(it rained there,,
we are going out to supper tonight as!
I have A LOT of catching up to do...
I will be visiting your blogs soon!

I have a card today using a Tutti Designs die
'Flower Cart'.

The colors are much deeper/brighter then the pictures show
and not only that, it is a smaller card,
4 1/2" square to be precise.

I added a few greens behind the die cut, a tiny butterfly and a tiny
gingham bow along with a 'gem' for the wheel center.

Thanks for visiting!

Entering the following challenges:
Mod Squad .... Make It Square
Dream Valley  .... Square Cards Only

Monday, June 19, 2017


Once again I have a card I created using one of the 
fabulous Tutti Designs dies

Now I know this is an Easter die, 
but I don't know about you, but I have lilies growing in my gardens all summer.

I love, love this die as it has a mosaic/stained glass look!

I die cut it, then stuck it on an adhesive panel,
sprinkled glitter all over it, pressing it in well,
then just simply colored over the glitter with my Copics. 
super easy and looks fabulous!

The sentiment die is also a Tutti Designs die word set 'amazing'.....
it comes with 2 sizes!

Entering the following challenges:
Challenge Up Your Life .... Mosaic 

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Bokeh Technique

This is my blog post at 
Sparkle N Sprinkle today.

Hi, Diane with you today.
I know you have seen the 'bokeh' technique
but I have a little 'refresher' course to encourage you
to make one of your own.

I started by taping my watercolor paper down with painters tape.
A little hint is to stick it onto your arm a few times to take
the stickiness out of it so when you remove it from your
paper it doesn't peel off some of the paper with it.

I used a water brush (Aqua Flow) and wet the paper pretty good .
I then used another brush and started adding a few Tim Holtz 
Distress Inks.  The colors I used on this were
mermaid lagoon~picked raspberry~squeezed lemonade.

Once I had the colors the way I wanted I used a card stock
(I heat set the ink first)
and punched out various sized circles and using the negative and a white craft ink.

I started sponging on the circles with the white ink, overlapping as I went .
I once again heat set the panel to dry it.

I ran the Anti Static Bag over the dried panel.
Using Versamark, I stamped on the Poppies image,
then embossed with Black Fine Detail Embossing Powder.

I used the large butterfly from the stamp set Swallowtail Butterflies,
stamped it with Versamark
and once again embossed with Black Detail embossing powder.
The butterfly was then stamped with Versamark again
and then embossed with Flashy Flamingo embossing powder.
I then fussy cut the butterfly out with Tonic Mini 5" scissors.
These work good for very detailed cutting.
To finish I adhered the panel to black card stock with 1/2" Tear-ific Tape
then added a ribbon/bow.
It was then once again adhered to a pink panel.

I hope you will give this technique a try,
there are so many color options to use.
Thank  you for visiting with me today!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Celebrate At Dies R Us Challenge Blog

Can you figure out by the post title the next theme for the challenge
at the Dies R Us challenge blog?

Yes, you are correct, it is CELEBRATIONS.....
anyway you want, birthdays, anniversary's holidays,
well you get the picture...easy peasy!

I decided with the time of year it is, that a graduation card
was a great way to go.

I used a confetti embossing folder background
and used the Tutti Designs Owl Family.
I had some already made little grad caps
and placed on the owl heads and 'tossed' the other two in the air!

one in white and one in black and offset them.
By typing in either of these two words Grad or Graduation
(or use the links provided)
you can see all the graduation dies in store to choose from.

Now I have a card all ready to just add a little gift inside!

Make sure to visit the Dies R Us challenge blog to see all
the different takes and inspiration on the challenge from my teammates
and while there, why not join in with us for your chance to win a
gift certificate to the store!!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Sparkle N Sprinkle June Reveal

Welcome to the Sparkle N Sprinkle
 June Reveal Blog Hop!

We are now revealing our new stamp sets on the15th of each month.  On the first of the month, a new video kit club will be revealed.

We are continuing to add new product lines, so be on the look out for them.  The newest addition is Hampton Arts.

We have four new rubber stamp sets plus one huge digi bundle being revealed this month.  

The sets are:

Umbrella Friends 851  
(Digital Version DIGI851BG - additional sentiment)

Tropical Mermaid Alana 854
  (Digital Version DIGI854LS - additional sentiments)

Swallowtail Butterflies 856
(Digital Version DIGI856FS - see below)

Baby, Oh Baby 857
(Digital Version DIGI857SG - additional sentiments)

DIGI856FS - Swallowtail Butterflies (includes lots of additional colored images, additional sentiments, and digi paper)

When you purchase the digi versions of any of the SNS rubber sets, you are getting lots of extras that aren't available otherwise.  These extras include additional images and/or sentiments not available with the rubber version, digi papers (in some cases), and a cut file to use with your electronic cutting machines will also be included with all digi images purchased!

You're definitely going to want both the rubber versions as well as the digi versions of all our new releases.

The new sets are 20% off until June 20, 2017.  So once you finish the blog hop, head on over to the New Store and start shopping.

On June 18th, ONE GRAND PRIZE WINNER will be selected from the comments left on the Designers' blogs listed below. Please leave a comment with each Designer in order to be eligible for the Grand Prize.  You never know who the Mystery Designer will be that has the winning comment.

The Grand Prize Winner, which will be announced on the SNS Facebook page and the SNS Blog, will receive ALL of the new rubber stamp sets revealed this month.

The Blog Hop Order this month is:


(*Tip: if you have difficulty with a particular link, try clicking on the Designer's blog title to send you to their Home page.)

We hope you enjoy the New Reveal Blog Hop as much as we do.  Thanks for joining us and remember to comment on each of the Designers' blogs to be eligible for the Grand Prize.  

 Wonder who the Mystery Host will be this month????

Have you checked out the SNS YouTube Channel featuring Demo Donna?  If not, then you are in for a real treat.  Subscribe today to get all the latest Demo Donna tips and techniques!

We are also happy to announce the new and improved SNS Creative Challenge.  It will now be held on Facebook. 

 Search for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge group and ask to join today.  This is a closed group, but we want anyone who wants to participate to join (just trying to keep out spammers 😀).  You can join today!

 The new challenge will begin July 1 and will run from the 1st - 25th of each month.  A SNS image (either rubber or digi) needs to be used.  If you don't have any yet, no worries, there are some Freebies located on the new website.  They are located on the Home page, just scroll down a bit to see them:

The Winner and Top Three will be posted on the last day of each month.  The Winner will receive a $15 Gift Certificate to the new on-line store.  Please review all the Challenge Rules before submitting your photo.

We hope to see you soon in our new Facebook Group!

Now my card for the release.

I used the new Baby Oh Baby darn cute
and I just love the yellow the digi comes in...
yellow is a favorite color of mine!

Isn't her little 'baby bump' the cutest?

These are a few of the things I used to create my card.
I printed my digi image and sentiment, then die cut both with a 
Spellbinders scalloped rectangle.

I used a Cuttlebug Roses embossing folder
and applied Nuvo Embellihsment Mousse Lemon Sorbet with my finger.
I only  applied it to the area that I knew would show.
I then adhered this panel to a bright yellow card stock
with Tear-ific Tape 1/2".

I set it aside and using stamped my solid butterfly stamp from the newly
released Swallowtail Butterflies set with Versamark,
then added Black Fine Detail embossing powder.
Once it was heat set, I stamped again with Versamark,
but this time using the detail butterfly stamp from the set
and Tequila Sunrise embossing powder.
It was then fussy cut out with Tonic 5" mini Scissors.

Using a Quickie Glue Pen, I outlined the sentiment
then added Lemonade Glitter.

To add a bit more 'sparkle',
I used the new Nuvo Glitter Marker Pens Northern Lights
to the Rose and the leaves in her hair.

Make sure to leave a comment here and on all the DT blogs
for your chance to win the entire release.
Your next stop should be our very talented Donna,
it's a beauty and you won't want to miss it!!

Entering the following challenges:
Create and Makes .... ATG Optional use of yellow


Time for a new challenge at
The challenge is being hosted by our sister Agata
and she has chosen the theme
'Use Your Imagination'
(anything goes, but try to think outside the box).

I thought this funny card kind of fit the bill for imagination lol!

I used a Tutti Designs 'Mr. Set'.

I think this is such a fun and a bit funny set!

The background paper is G45.
Using another Tutti Designs die (Nesting Stitched Hearts)
I die cut a red background heart.

The star in the glass 'lens' is a punch.
The sentiment, I computer generated.

So pop on over to The Sisterhood and see what all my 'sistahs' have been up to!!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Wedding Wish

I was going to post a 'man's card today
and totally switched gears and decided to post this wedding card I created.
This poor card has been sitting here awhile to make it's debut
and today is the day!

Not only is June a month for all those 'man' cards
but  month for weddings as well...
in fact my anniversary is the 20th of this month
and we are leaving Thursday to celebrate it!

This card is super simple and looks like a million bucks
(well, in my opinion at least lol)
It basically is a black card stock base topped with a white linen card stock.
The fun part is the gorgeous 'Hanging Love' die by Tutti Designs.
Look at all the gorgeous detail from the border to the letters themselves....
so pretty.

All I did was add a sentiment, pearls and flowers.

Entering the following challenges:
A Gem of A Challenge .... Wedding/Anniversary
Ooh La La Creations .... Pearls
The Crazy Challenge .... Use Flowers

Monday, June 12, 2017

Happy Father's Day

My 'man' card for today is a bright and cheerful
'Father's Day' card!

I recently discovered that my favorite card stock base
from Recollections came out with lots of pretty colors
in the same heavy 110# paper.
I mostly use white~black~cream for all my bases
but could not resist buying these bright colors!

I got into my scrap bags for all the layering and for the ties themselves.

The die I used is a new one from Tutti Designs

The sentiment is computer generated !

I will be back tomorrow with another card!

Entering in the following challenges:

Glitter 'N' Sparkle .... Bright Colors
Crafty Calendar .... Boys Will Be Boys
Always Fun challenges .... Male or Dad

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Hammer On

I see lots of fun challenges for masculine projects out there
and thought I would add this card to a few.

I have not one, but two pads of burlap 'paper' pads
in my stash
for whatever reason I don't know lol....
and thought it would be perfect for a masculine card.

I used a Tutti Designs Nesting Stitched Square and a
Frantic Stamper Stitched pocket.
A little red plaid 
'kerchief' was tucked in.

I added a loop to the pocket and then the hammer using the new die
from Tutti Designs 'Fancy Hammer'

Being Father's Day is so near, I will be showing a few more of my
'masculine' cards in the next few days to come
which is a rarity for me lol!

Entering the following challenges:
Cards for Guyz .... Something Blue for Father's Day
Unicorn Challenge .... For The Guys (m)

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Summer Gardening

I have been busy outside trying to beat the hot hot weather
we are to get starting today.
Geez, I am so slow that I don't think I will ever
get my gardens cleaned up!

My card today is a very summery one full of garden goodness!

I made this card using a Tutti Designs die

I die cut it from white card stock
then colored each detail with Copics.

I used a gingham paper for the background and a corner
punch on the top 2 corners, thinking it matched the die under
the water can.
A bow using RRR was added to the handle.....
thanks for visiting!

Entering the following challenges
Simply Create Too .... Summer (m)
Crafty Catz .... ATG Optional Dies /Punch (I used both)

Friday, June 9, 2017

Pamper Your Pets

It just so happens that I am the hostess for our next challenge at
Fussy and Fancy
and chose the fun theme of
'Pamper Your Pets'.
It can be ANY pet you have...birds, fish, you name it!
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge

For my 'pampered' pet
I made a French Poodle card!

I had a negative left from a poodle 
I must of cut from my Cricut at some point.
I thought it would be fun to use that with a bit of 'French' paper
behind the negative.

I used my Cricut to cut an Eiffel Tower, added a ribbon rose, 
leaves and a feather.
The sentiment is from a Sizzix stamp set.

We would love to have you join our challenge at
just because our name is fussy and fancy
your creation doesn't have to be as long as you follow the theme!
Hope to see you there!!

Entering the following challenges:
Simply Papercraft .... ATG (m)

Thursday, June 8, 2017

New Shoes

Every girl needs a new pair of shoes and I have a
fun 'shoe' for you today!!

This shoe is full of sparkle-y goodness!
I used a Tutti Designs Floral Shoe die.
The designer paper has glitter in it as well....
pretty simple!

Last year I bought five clearance Roses at Lowes.
Did you know that they have markdowns on their plants
every Sunday?  Well they do here at
This is one of the Roses starting to bloom...

I also want to wish my oldest granddaughter Mariah a Happy Birthday today...
she is 25...yikes...already!!

I am entering this into these fabulous challenges.
Watercooler Wednesday ....Feminine
Mod Squad .... Sparkle