Saturday, February 24, 2018

Loads of Love

Hello Blogging Friends!!


I have some great news!!  I am proud to announce that I am now a Design Team Member on the Cheapo Dies Design Team!!  Today is my first post as part of the Design Team!!  


I really love the details of these dies, they cut like butter!  I think once you try one of these dies you will be hooked on them like I am!  


For my first post I decide to work with the Loads of Love die:



Here is my card:



Ingredients:

Kraft card stock
Core'dinations paper
Black shimmer paper
Silver paper
Blue Vellum paper
Assorted paper for the hearts



For this A2 card I started with Kraft card stock for the base of the card.  Next I took a piece of old Core'dinations paper, sanded it down and then distressed the edges and added that to the card base.  Next I got my papers together to cut out the die.  I took the truck from the Loads of Love die and some black shimmer paper and cut out the truck.  I took some pink and red scraps and die cut out a bunch of hearts and layered them in the bed of the truck.  I took some silver paper to cut out the hubcap and added that to the tires.  I took some blue vellum paper for the window.  I cut the words out with the same black shimmer paper and added them to the top left hand corner. Now isn't this just the perfect card for any Guy out there??

Thanks for stopping by!

Lori


Thursday, February 22, 2018

DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY CHALLENGE #223

Hello Blogging Friends!!


Today is the start of a new challenge on the DL.ART CHALLENGE BLOG ~ 

DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY CHALLENGE #223 ~ ANYTHING GOES!!


Here is my card:




Ingredients:

DL.ART CRINKLE RIBBON from the Intimate Bundle
Lemoncraft Violet Silence Scrapbook paper
Lemoncraft Vintage Time Violet Silence
Lemoncraft Violet Silence Button
Tim Holtz Doily Thinlet die
Impression Obsession Berry Branches die
Ivory paper
Happy Birthday stamp
Black ink
Brown ink
Kraft card stock

For this A2 card I started with Kraft card stock for the base of the card.  I took a piece of Lemoncraft Violet Silence paper and added that to the card.  I took one of the squares from the Lemoncraft Vintage Time Violet Silence paper, distressed the edges and then inked the edges with brown ink.  I cut out the Ivory paper with the Tim Holtz Doily thinlet die and added that to the card. I took the the flower paper and placed that on top of the doily on an angle.  I took some more of the ivory paper and the Impression Obsession Berry Branch die and cut out the die and slipped it behind the flower paper.  I took some black ink and the Happy Birthday stamped and stamped that right under the flowers.  I took the Lemoncraft Violet Silence Button and attached that to the right hand corner of the flower paper.  I took the DL.ART Crinkle Ribbon from the Intimate Bundle and made a bow and placed that on the top left hand corner of the flower paper.

Be sure to head on over to the DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY CHALLENGE #223 to see what the Design Team have created for this challenge!


Now it is your turn to create something for this challenge!!


Please stop by Diana's new DL.ART Store!  Diana gives my blog followers a 10% discount when ordering by using the code:  LK456.  Happy Shopping!!  


Thanks for stopping by!

Lori



Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Scrapy Land Challenge #84


Hello Blogging Friends!!


Today is the start of the Scrapy Land Challenge #84 and the theme is always ANYTHING GOES using any brand of die that Scrapy Land sells.  We have TWO WINNERS for each challenge.  One will be a random winner and the other is chosen by the Design Team.  Each winner will receive a $10 gift certificate to Scrapy Land.


Please link your entry back to the Scrapy Land Challenge #84 post and include the link to Scrapy Land Challenge #84 in your blog post.  It would also be extremely helpful if you would list the brands of dies used in your project.  (Sometimes we can't tell if an item is a die cut or chipboard.)


Here is my card:



Ingredients:

Lawn Fawn Grassy Hillside Pop-Up die
White card stock
Assorted paper from my stash
Flower brads
Black ink

For this A2 card I started with white card stock for the base of the card.  I took the blue marbled paper and added that to the car.  I took the Lawn Fawn Grassy Hillside die and some green paper and cut out the grassy hills and added them to the card.  I took the Lawn Fawn Spring Showers die set and some yellow paper and some white paper and cut out the sun and clouds and them to the card.  I took the Impression Obsession Birds die and some black paper and cut out the birds and added them to the card.  I took the Impression Obsession Rabbits dies and two shades of brown paper and cut out the bunnies and added them to the hills.  I took some flower brads and added them to the hills.  I inked around the edges of the card with black ink.

Now head on over to the Scrapy Land Blog to see all the wonderful creations the Design Team have made for Scrapy Land Challenge #84!!


Now it is your turn to create something for this challenge!!


You have until March 4th to join in on the Scrapy Land Challenge #84 fun and have a chance of winning a $10 gift certificate to Scrapy Land.


Thanks for stopping by!

Lori


Sunday, February 18, 2018

Calling All Sistahs February Encouragement Challnege




Hello Blogging Friends!!



Today is the start of the FEBRUARY CAS-ual Fridays: Calling All Sistahs Encouragement Challenge!


Everyone could use a little encouragement from time to time.  Wouldn't it be nice to have a stash of cards you could send to a friend or loved one who could use a bright spot in their day?  Our challenge is here to help you with that.  On the 18th of each month we will start a new challenge with a new inspiration photo.


The rules are simple:

1.  Make an encouragement card inspired by the photo or colors or both.
2. Link up here by 12am EST on the 13th
3.  Share with your friends and followers so we can get the word out about our challenge.


One person will win a $25 gift code to use on anything in the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps store.  All products are welcome, but if you use CAS-ual Fridays stamps or dies on your card, Michele will DOUBLE your prize.


Are you ready to see where this month's inspriation will take you?


Here is the Inspiration Photo:




Here is my card for this challenge:




Ingredients:

Coffee bean embossing folder
Kraft card stock
Tan Core'dinations paper
Blue paper
Red paper
Brown ink
Black ink

For this A2 card I started with Kraft card stock for the base of the card.  I took a piece of Tan Core'dinations and ran it through my Big Shot with the coffee bean embossing folder.  I sanded it down a bit and then took some brown ink and rubbed it over the top of the paper to help make the beans stand out.  I inked the edges with the brown ink and then added that to the base of the card.  I took some red paper and the Coffee Cup die and cut it out and placed it onto the card.  I took some blue paper and the Coffee word die and cut that out and placed it onto the cup. I took the Scallop tag die and more of the blue paper and cut out the tag.  I took the sentiment form the Hot Coffee stamp set and some black ink and stamped that onto the tag and then I added the tag to the card and placed a triangle brad on top of it.

Be sure to stop by the CAS-ual Fridays store to see all the wonderful stamp sets there are to make cards of encouragement with!!  If you decide that there are one or two stamp sets that you just have to have then use this code cas-comfort to get 15% off stamps and dies!!  Thank you Michele, for letting me pass this on to my followers.


Don't forget to stop by the Encouragement Squad post to see all the lovely creations that the Design Team have made.



Now it is your turn to create something for this challenge!!  There will be a prize of a $25 Gift Card to use at CAS-ual Fridays Stamps, that will be doubled if your use CAS-ual Fridays products for your card!!



Thanks for stopping by!!

Lori


Saturday, February 17, 2018

Calling All Sistahs February Reminder Post




Hello Sistahs and Bosom Buddies!!


It is the 17th of the month and that means that I am here with the CAS-ual Fridays Encouragement Squad to remind you to do your monthly self breast exam and schedule your mammogram if you haven't had one yet this year!!  Please stop by the Calling All Sistahs February Reminder post to see what the Encouragement Squad have made this month!!


Be sure to check out all the Calling All Sistahs collection of stamps and dies designed shortly after Michele, the owner of CAS-ual Fridays, was diagnosed  with Breast Cancer in 2015.  She designed them with the purpose of donating 50% profits to breast cancer awareness programs and to provide you with awesome stamps to remind and encourage your friends!


Here is my card:




Ingredients:

White card stock
Pink paper
Picked Raspberry distress ink

For this A2 card I started with white card stock for the base of the card.  I took the light pink paper, inked the edges with Picked Raspberry distress ink and attached that to the card.  I took some different shades of pink paper and the Heart Board Fri-Die and cut out the heart and placed that on the center of the card.  I took the Love Ya Fri-Die and cut out the hot pink paper and put the love ya on the top of the card.  I then took the Calling All Sistahs girl stamp and the Picked Raspberry distress ink and stamped girl on the bottom right side of the card.

Be sure to stop by the CAS-ual Friday Blog to see what the other Girl Friday's from the Encouragement Squad have created for our February Sistahs Reminder!


Then why not stop by the CAS-ual Fridays store to see all the wonderful stamp sets there are to make cards of encouragement with!!  If you decide that there are one or two stamp sets that you just have to have then use this code: cas-comfort to get 15% off stamps and dies!!  Thank you Michele, for letting me pass this on to my blog followers!!


Tomorrow will be the start of a new Encouragement Challenge and we would love to have you participate!  You might even be the winner of the prize!!  I sure hope you will join us for this Challenge!!


Thanks for stopping by!

Lori

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Love Grows Here

Hello Blogging Friends!


Today I am going to share a card with you that I made for the Joy Clair February Challenge ~ Month of Love.


Here is the picture that they have for inspiration:



Here is my card:



Ingredients:

Copic markers
Neenah white paper
White card stock
Patterned paper from my stash
Black ink
Bundled Sage distress ink

For this A2 card I started with white card stock for the base of the card.  I took the printed paper, inked the edges with Bundled Sage distress ink and attached it to the card. I took the Joy Clair "Gnome Is Where the Heart Is" stamp set, some black ink and some Neenah paper and stamped the house, the sentiment and the Gnomes onto the paper.  I colored the Gnomes and the house with Copic markers and then fussy cut them out.  I took the Memory Box Stitched Hearts Layered die and cut out the sentiment.  I placed the house on the card and then I added the Gnomes to the card along with the heart with the sentiment.

I am entering this card in the Joy Clair February Challenge ~ Month of Love.


Thanks for stopping by!

Lori


Thursday, February 8, 2018

DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY CHALLENGE #222 ~ PINK AND RED

Hello Blogging Friends!!


Today is the start of a new challenge on the DL.ART CHALLENGE BLOG ~
DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY CHALLENGE #222 ~ PINK and RED


Here is my card:



 

Ingredients:

Love word die
Assorted paper from my stash
White card stock
Pink fun foam

To make this A2 card I started out with white card stock for the base of the card.  I added the dark pink paper.  I took the Papertrey Ink Notched Hearts Banner die and cut it out with two different pieces of paper and then I took the DL.ART Sweet Love crinkle ribbon and tied that in a bow around the top of the tag and added that to the card.  I took the button from the DL.ART Random Set of Heart Buttons and attached that underneath the bow.  I took some pink fun foam and the Love word die and cut that out.  I cut out the Love word a second time with the pink dotted paper and placed that on top of the fun foam and added that to the card.

Be sure to head on over to the DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY CHALLENGE #222 ~ PINK and RED to see what the Design Team have created for this challenge!


Now it is your turn to create something for this challenge!!


Please stop by Diana's new DL.ART Store!  Diana gives my blog followers a 10% discount when ordering by using the code:  LK456.  Happy Shopping!!  


Thanks for stopping by!

Lori