Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Lasting Memories Layouts Challenges ~ LM #396 Variety of Shapes ~ Hexagons



Hello Blogging Friends!!


I have recently started working on my Heritage Family Album and I came across this challenge over on the Lasting Memories Layouts Challenge Blog and I thought this page would be perfect for this challenge.  



I am entering this layout in the LM #396 Variety of Shapes ~ Hexagons Challenge:


Here is my double page layout:



Here is the left page:



Here is the right page:




I used the Jillian Vance Grandma's Quilt die to cut out my hexagons.



Please be sure to stop by the LM #396 Variety of Shapes ~ Hexagons Challenge to see all the wonderful creations made for this Challenge!!


 Thanks for stopping by!

Lori

Monday, May 21, 2018

My Favorite Things Color Challenge #93

Hello Blogging Friends!!



Today I am sharing a card with you that I made for the My Favorite Things Color Challenge #93.


Here is the color palette for Challenge #93:




Here is my card for this challenge:





Ingredients:

Thanks die
White card stock
Neenah Solar White paper
Bo Bunny Kiss the Cook paper
Black paper
Black ink 
Copic markers
Evergreen Bough distress ink

For this A2 card I started with white card stock for the base of the card.  I took a piece of Bo Bunny Kiss the Cook paper, inked the edges with Evergreen Bough distress ink and added that to the card.  I took a piece of Neenah Solar White paper, some black ink and the chef stamp from the Recipe for Happiness stamp set and I stamped him onto the paper.  I colored in the image and then cut it out with the corresponding die from the Recipe for Happiness die set and added that to the card.  I took some black paper and cut out the Thanks die and added that to the card. 


I am entering this card in the My Favorite Things Color Challenge #93.


Thanks for stopping by!

Lori

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Too Bee or Not to Bee Blog Hop


Hello Blogging Friends!!


I made these cards today for something that is very close to my heart ~ SAVING the BEES!!  Today is World Bee Day and there is a blog hop going on called To Bee or Not Too Bee Blog Hop.  We need bees to help pollinate the plants so that we can have fruit and vegetables!  No bees means no food!  So we all have to do our part to Save the Bees!!


Since last year's Save the Bees Hop one important change happened!!  On December 20th, 2017, United Nations (UN) officially proclaimed May 20th World Bee Day!!


So today we are celebrating the 1st
 World Bee Day!!  HOORAY!!



Here are my cards that I made for this wonderful Blog Hop:




And this one:




I would like to enter this Bumble Bunnies card in the:


HM & FMC #266 Anything Goes or Flower Power Challenge.


Please be sure to stop by the To Bee or Not To Bee Blog Hop here!!


I used several different stamps to make my cards today:

House Mouse Happy Hoppers Bumble Bunnies stamp


Thanks for stopping by!!
Lori

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Cheapo Dies Lighthouse

Hello Blogging Friends!!



It is my turn on the Cheapo Dies Blog today and I am sharing a card that I made with the Exclusive Cheapo Dies Lighthouse die:



 Here is my card:



Ingredients:

Sentiment stamp
compass stamp
White card stock
Neenah Solar White paper
Assorted paper scraps from my stash
Black ink
Tim Holtz Wave stencil
Ranger Texture Paste Transparent Gloss
Palette knife
Anchor charm
Black & White Bakers Twine


For this A2 card I started with white card stock for the base of the card.  I took some white paper and cut out the Exclusive Cheapo Dies Lighthouse die and cut out the base of the lighthouse.  I took some assorted scraps of paper and the lighthouse die and cut out the lighthouse and then cut apart the piecess and inlaid them in the lighthouse.   I added the lighthouse to the patterned paper and then I mounted the whole think onto some peacock blue paper and then onto the white card base.  I took some black ink and the sentiment stamp and stamped the sentiment in the upper left hand corner of the card.  I took the compass stamp and some black ink and stamped the compass in the upper right hand corner of the card. I took the Texture Paste and Tim Holtz Wave stencil and my palette knife and put some paste over the bottom of the card to look like waves smashing into the lighthouse, but it doesn't show up that well in the photograph.  I took the Black & White Bakers Twine and wrapped it around the card and then tied on the Anchor charm.  

Thanks for stopping by!
Lori


Friday, May 18, 2018

Calling All Sistahs May Encouragement Challenge



Hello Blogging Friends!!


Today is the 18th of the month and that means it is the
 start of a new Encouragement Squad Challenge!




Why do we have the Encouragement Challenge??  There are a bazillion reasons someone might need a pick me up from going through an illness, relationship woes, working through a big life decision or just feeling a little lonely or unappreciated!  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?  This 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.


Here is the Inspiration Photo for May:




Here is my card for this challenge:



Ingredients:

White card stock
Tim Holtz distress watercolor paper
Neenah Solar White paper
Versa mark
Black embossing poweder
Black ink
Salty Ocean distress oxide
Broken China distress oxide
Peacock Feathers distress oxide
Faded Jeans distress ink

For this A2 card I started by making the base of the card with white card stock.   I took a piece of Tim Holtz distress watercolor paper, my blending tool and Salty Ocean, Broken China and Peacock Feathers distress oxides and rubbed then onto the paper, I spritzed it with water and then dried it with my heat gun.  I took the Heart to Heart stamp and versamark and stamped that onto the watercolor paper and heat embossed it with black embossing powder.  I inked the edges with Faded Jeans distress ink and then added it to the card base.  I stamped the sentiment from the Mon Ami stamp set with black ink onto some white paper and then I inked it with the distress oxides, cut it down and inked the edges with Faded Jeans distress ink and then mounted it on some white paper.  I put some pop dots on the back and added it to the middle of the card.



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



Thursday, May 17, 2018

Calling All Sistahs May 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 May 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 reminder card:



Ingredients:

White card stock
Printed paper
Neenah Solar White paper
Assorted scraps
Black ink
Picked Raspberry distress oxide
Picked Raspberry distress ink


For this A2 card I started with white card stock for the base of the card.  I took a piece of printed paper (which I got for Mother's Day!!) inked the edges with Picked Raspberry distress ink and added to the base of the card.  I took a piece of Neenah Solar White paper and stamped the sentiments from the Calling All Sistahs stamp set and the Girlfriend stamp set with black ink.  I then took my blending tool and the Picked Raspberry distress oxide and rubbed that onto the paper and then spritzed it with water and dried it with my heat gun.  I then cut them down, inked the edges with Picked Raspberry distress ink, put some foam tape on the back and put them on the card.  I took some pink and blue paper scraps and the Friendly Flowers Fri-dies and cut out the flowers and placed them on the card.  I took a piece of green print paper and the lead die from the Posies Fri-dies set and cut out the leaves and arranged them on the card.  I just love piecing together several different sentiments to make a fun one for my 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 May 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

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Scrapy Land Challenge #90


Hello Blogging Friends!!


Today is the start of a new challenge on the Scrapy Land Challenge Blog ~


Scrapy Land Challenge #90


Our theme is always Anything Goes using any brand of die that Scrapy Land sells.  We have two winners for every challenge.  One winner is a random pick and the other winner is picked by the Design Team.  Both winners will each receive a $10 gift certificate to go shopping at the Scrapy Land Store.


Here is my card:



Ingredients:

Brown Core'dinations paper
Kraft card stock
Burlap 
Blue print paper
Blue paper
Silver paper
Evergreen bough distress ink
Dad stamp

For this A2 card I started with Kraft card stock for the base of the card.  I took a piece of burlap and glued that to the base of the card.  I took the blue patterned paper and tore the edges with a ripping ruler and added that on top of the burlap.  I took a piece of solid blue paper ripped the edges with the ripping ruler, inked the edges with Evergreen Bough distress ink and then added that to the card.  I took some brown Core'dinations paper with the turquoise color under the brow and my Tutti Designs Mr. die set and cut out the hat, glasses and moustache, I distressed them a bit with sandpaper block and then added them to the card.  I took some silver paper and the Spellbinders Sprightly Sprockets dies ( you can find similar gear dies here) and cut out some gears.  I tucked 2 of the gears under the top left corner of the card and the bottom right corner.  I took a smaller gear and added that to the top right corner.  I took the Dad stamp and some black ink and stamped Dad onto more of the solid blue paper, ripped the edges and inked the edges with Evergreen Bough distress ink and then added that to the top right corner placing it over some of the silver gear.  I took two small gears and placed them inside the eyeglasses to look like eyes for the fun of it!  I then took the Evergreen Bough distress ink and inked all around the outside edge of the card.

Be sure to hop on over to the Scrapy Land Challenge #90 and see what the Design Team have made to inspire you.


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


You have until June 3rd to join us for the Scrapy Land Challenge #90 and a chance to win a $10 Gift Certificate to the Scrapy Land Store.


Thanks for stopping by!

Lori