Monday, September 20, 2021

Altenew Gradiant Stripes Die for Dies R Us

 Hello, I have several cards I created with the Altenew Gradient Stripes die.  This die really lends itself to using the negative pieces.  Therefore, it works great in creating many cards in one sitting.  I used pattern paper to make the cards even more interesting.

All of the cards use Quick Quotes double sided designer paper, using double sided papers is another great way to stretch the negatives.  This first card uses the inside of a pattern paper.


This card uses the outside filled with a more solid but still patterned paper.  I used a coordinating solid paper to die cut the sentiment.


This card uses the same paper collection with a different paper.


Another view.  I just love how the inlaid pieces fit perfectly.


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Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Quick Quotes Sympathy card with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

Welcome to this week's inspiration for the latest Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.  I am low on sympathy cards so I took the opportunity with this sketch.


Here is the sketch:






Ingredients:
Quick Quotes papers
Our Daily Bread Designs double stitched rectangles
Savvy stamps sympathy stamp
Stampin Up Baja Breeze ink
Spellbinders Grommet Tags die
fiber

Don't forget to play along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge for the next week. 
Thank you for reading my blog today.

Alicia

Monday, September 13, 2021

Bitten by the Bug 2's Celebrating Grandparents challenge

Hi there and welcome to my project for Bitten by the Bug 2's Grandparent challenge.  I have created a layout of my grandmother.  She is/was one of my heroines.  She did so many brave things in her lifetime.  One of the first was to continue high school despite the fact she married.  It was war and my grandfather was over seas, so she continued her life as usual including participating on the girl's basketball team.  She said she was booed for being a married woman continuing school and continuing sports.  Shocking for the early 40's I suppose.  I always loved that story.

 



Cricut cuts: Bicycle and Just like riding a bike
GCD/Melody Ross Homespun papers and embellishments
misc card stock

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:



Thank you for stopping by and don't forget to play along with Bitten by the Bug 2's Grandparent challenge for the next two weeks.

Alicia

Sunday, September 5, 2021

Kindred Stamps Rock On - Happy Birthday Freddie

Today I want to celebrate what would have been the 75th birthday of this legend. I actually made this card for a friend and he loved it.  I am super happy about the renewed interest in Freddie thanks to the movie, Bohemian Rhapsody.  That reminds me of the scene from Wayne's World in the car...lol  I really wish I owned that Kindred Stamps set.  If you are about my age I don't need to say anymore, if not here's a video.


I colored my image to match a photo, next time I will change up the clothing colors.


I threw it together pretty quickly but I like how it turned out.


Ingredients:
Close to my Heart Rock On stamp set
DCWV Rockstar paper stack
Stitched Hex dies
Frantic Stamper Stitched Corner Cut tags
misc alcohol markers including Spectrum Noir Pewter
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
silver card stock

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:






Thanks so much for stopping by

Alicia

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Slimline Retirement card for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

Today I have for your consideration a slimline card created for the latest Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.  I recently created this card for a coworkers retirement. I very much enjoyed stacking up all the flowers as I knew I would give this at the party and not have to mail it.


Here is the sketch from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge:



Ingredients:
Stitched Hex dies
Tutti Slimline Stitched rectangle dies
Blooming Marvelous Hydrangea sentiment stamp
My Mind's Eye Jen Allyson Unforgettable Firsts paper
Flowers and brads
misc papers and card stock

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:




Don't forget to play along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge for the next week.

Thanks for stopping by

Alicia

Monday, August 30, 2021

Art Nouveau Dragonfly Birthday card for Bitten by the Bug 2

Good morning and welcome to the latest Bitten by the Bug 2 challenge. The theme this time around is birthday.  I had the the dragonfly cut in my stash.  Luckily, I still had some of the same papers to create the rest of the card. I had the same coral card stock from the center of the dragonfly.  I used it and the same brown to cut the sentiment using the Art Nouveau font.


I was also able to match the yellow Bazzill card stock exactly.  I found the teal shimmer made a great card base.  The reason I didn't use this cut in the first place was the size.  It is 7" across. I must have added the brown shadow after the fact and didn't quite account for the extra dimension.  


Fast forward a couple of years and slimline cards are all the rage!  Yeah me!  Now I had this great cut.  I also have some slimline dies in my stash.  I used a stitched slimline panel while allowing .25" of the teal shimmer to be revealed on the top and bottom.  The final dimensions are 4" x 8.5".

Ingredients:
Cricut Art Nouveau images and font
Tutti Designs Stitched Slimline die
misc card stock including glitter, shimmer and Bazzill

Don't forget to play along with Bitten by the Bug 2 for the next two weeks with any Birthday project.  Be sure and use your Cricut..

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:







Thanks for stopping by 

Alicia

Sue Wilson Indonesian Collection for Dies R Us

Hello, and welcome to my blog today.  I have used dies from the Sue Wilson Indonesian Collection  to make this 5" x 5" square card.  I used coordinating papers to create a cohesive ensemble.


Here is the card base with all the cut layers prior to assembly.


I purposefully cut the oval backing piece with the heart showing through the "window".  This lent itself perfectly to the die cut sentiment from the same paper collection.


I used pop dots for the sentiment and the center oval section.


Ingredients:
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Quick Quotes Papers and sentiment
glue and pop dots

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Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Stampin Up with Sketch in Thyme August sketch #4

Time again for my Sketches in Thyme sketch inspiration.  These are photos from our trip to St. Augustine Beach earlier this year.  Our first trip, our first concert and these selfies were from my husband's birthday dinner.


Here is the sketch.



I made a cluster from die cuts and a Stampin Up punch.


Ingredients:
Stampin Up papers and punch
Creative Memories Border Maker
Elizabeth Craft Designs Diving Accessories dies
Distress inks
sticker letters


Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to play along with Sketches in Thyme until the end of the month.

Alicia

Monday, August 23, 2021

Steampunk Hello for Dies R Us

Hi there, today I created a rainbowish background with Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks and Tim Holtz Yupo Paper.  I had so much fun playing with the inks.  I used a straw to blow around the inks.  I let most of the alcohol dry then burnished some scrap foil over the piece.  
Foil stays on the wet area usually where the ink puddles.  


I used metallic paper to die cut the steampunk butterfly and gears.  I added various gems to the center of the gears.  You can really see the burnished foil in this photo.


I used a double stitched rectangle die to create a frame from black glossy card stock for a real pop.


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Don't forget to come join in the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog. There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store. For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.