Sunday, March 26, 2017

Memory Box Stacked Mittens


I'm just starting to put mittens and hats away...yay...spring is on it's way! I suppose there may be a few cold days yet...so I'll keep one pair of gloves out yet....just in case.

But the challenge at The Christmas Card Challenge this week is:


I used Memory Box Stacked Mittens, and some Lawn Fawn mini snowflakes.


I backed them on a Lil Inker rounded stitched rectangle. The paper is from My Minds Eye called Comfort and Joy, and I LOVE the bits of glitter on it! I love the Nordic patterns on the mittens too. Actually, that whole pack is awesome:)

I hope you will join us at The Christmas Card Challenge!








Sunday, March 19, 2017

Impression Obsession Congrats for The Paper Players


Today it's Joanne's turn to hostess at The Paper Players and she chose:




Baby cards are so fun to make! 

I chose Impression Obsession's patchwork elephant. I think he's so cute with the google eyes. The clouds are from Lawn Fawn, and the border from Simon Says. The sentiment is also from Impression Obsession.


Be sure to check out the rest of the design team here:

The Paper Players Design Team


I hope you will join us!



Paper: SU, patterned
Dies: Lil inker rounded rectangle, Simon Says Thanks Scallop Border, Impression Obsession Patchwork Elephant and Congrats, Lawn Fawn Spring Showers
Other: google eyes





Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Cheery Lynn IOE Embossing Folders and Plates Blog Hop


Hi everyone!

Welcome to the Cheery Lynn Designs IOE Embossing Folders and Plates Blog Hop.  We are SO excited to showcase the fabulous new folders and plates.  If you arrived from Cheryl's Blog  you are on the right track.  If not, why not head back to the Cheery Lynn Designs Blog  and start from the beginning so you don't miss any of the terrific projects. 

Reminder...
There will be a $20 prize giveaway for one random person who comments and answers the questions on the Cheery Lynn blog!


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The new embossing folders and plates are awesome! 

The plates allow you to emboss only the area's that you want too, so each one has tons of options! To find out more about how to use them here's a great video.

I'm showcasing the Hula Flowers folder and the circle plates. Here's a look up close of the beautiful embossing:





I embossed, then cut out the circle with Cheery Lynn's Circle pierce and cut tool, added some greens with the Floral Bouquet kit, and Butterfly #5. The plaid papers were also cut with the largest of the circles to make the rounded bottom border:







For this second card I also used the IEO circle plates, just embossing the bottom corners and leaving off the sentiment.


Here's a close up of the embossing on the bottom corners:


To do this, I followed the sandwich on the video, putting the plate on top of what I wanted embossed....


....in this case, just over the corners, so they would show up on the card and nothing else.


I'm not sure which one I like best:




 Here is the list of Cheery Lynn dies I used:







Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Your next stop on the blog hop is back to Cheery Lynn's Blog!


Entering this at:























Impression Obsession Bouquet for Dies R Us Challenge


Hi everyone!

Here's the challenge today at Dies R Us:

Border and/or Edges
(using a special border or edge on your creation)

Right away I thought of Avery Elle's pinked rectangle with such fun edges! I made a spring bouquet with Impression Obsession's flower bouquet set in some bright happy colors!

I fussy cut the sentiment out from My Favorite Things Label Maker Sentiments.



Dies R Us:


You can check out the other design team cards here and join along!


Entering this at:






The Card Concept


Here's The Card Concept challenge photo for this week:





I was inspired by the pinks and grays and made a wreath with Reverse Confetti. I added  a stitched daisy from Simon Says. The sentiment is from Impression Obsession," In My Thoughts."




I added a few enamel dots, and backed it all on a wonky stitched rectangle from Avery Elle.

Hope you will join us!!!




 Paper: SU
Ink: SU black
Stamps:Impression Obsession In My Thoughts
Dies: RC wreath confetti,Simon Says stitched daisy,AE wonky stitched rectangle, Impression Obsession In My Thoughts
Other: enamel dots







Sunday, March 12, 2017

Taylored Expressions Little Bits Shamrocks



Hi everyone!

Today Jaydee has a fun color challenge for us at The Paper Players...right in time for St. Patty's day!




That's what I chose to make anyway! 

I stamped the sentiment from Boreka and cut it out with MFT's pierced squares. I layered it with several other fun patterned squares, and added some tiny shamrocks from Taylored Expressions Little Bits.



St. Patricks Day is a special day for me, as it's the day my daughter was born! 

She was my first, and back then, we were living in our home town, with lots of friends and family around. Everyone was SO excited, and giving me their ideas of when I would have the baby. My hubby's grandma kept telling me that I would have the baby on HER birthday, which was St. Patricks Day.
 I have to say that it all made me nervous! I didn't want to disappoint anyone I guess...LOL.
But yes, that was the day she was born, the same as her great grandma. We slipped over to the hospital during the night...parking the car around the back, thinking no one would notice. But sure enough...it's a small town....I had 3 grandma's peeking into my room before I knew it. 

I had fun thinking about that day as I made this card!


Be sure to check out the rest of the design team here:

The Paper Players Design Team


I hope you will join us!


Entering this at:

Jo's Scrapshack

Word Art Wednesday

Little Red Wagon (plaids and polka dots)


Paper: SU, patterned
Ink: SU black
Stamps: Boreka
Dies: TE Little Bits shamrocks, MFT pierced squares
Other: enamel dots






Cheery Lynn Fancy Reindeer


Hi everyone!

Time for a photo challenge from The Christmas Card Challenge:





Cute wrapping paper!

I actually had some paper that looked very similar:



I adhered it behind the circle along with some trees from Tim Holtz. I stamped the sentiment from CAS-UAL Friday's Christmas Magic in Delicata gold. The deer and tiny holly are from Cheery Lynn, and the snowflake from Poppystamps.

I hope you'll join us at The Christmas Card Challenge!


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Paper: SU, patterned, gold foil
Ink: Delicata gold
Stamps: CAS-Friday's Christmas Magic
Dies:Poppystamps Frozen Flakes. Cheery Lynn Fancy Reindeer and Merry Christmas Gift Envelope set,Tim Holtz trees
Other: pearls




Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Cheery Lynn Birthday card set

Hi  everyone!

Today I'm sharing a card set I made for over at the Cheery Lynn blog. I hope you will head over and check it out!




I used Penny Black's Special Thoughts and Sentiment Collection ....love those fonts!!!!


List of Cheery Lynn dies used:











Entering this at:

Time Out Challenges (friendship)

Penny Black (anything goes)

Just Us Girls ( geometric)





Happy Little Stampers..... Rainy Days


Hi everyone!

It's time for the March Happy Little Stampers anything goes with dies challenge:





I used the cute Cheery Lynn whimsical sun and clouds to go with the sentiment from Happy Little Stampers Rainy Days stamp set.I did a bit of layering with Impression Obsessions 6 in 1 frames, and Lil Inker's rounded rectangles. The sentiment is from Happy Little Stampers Rainy Days...such fun fonts!  I also added a few sequins to finish the card.





I hope you will join us....all you have to use is any die on your card for a chance to win...and the gallery is always full of awesome cards...check it out here!

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Cheery Lynn MN Note Card


Good morning!

I decided to start posting my collection of MN cards once a week...here's the one for this week:


I did a bunch of layering with this one, using some AWESOME paper from Carta Bella called, "The Great Outdoors." I LOVE that paper pack, and I also bought some 12 x 12 sheets like this fish one. It's got some great texture to it.

Then I just added a few die cuts! The MN is from Cheery Lynn, the tree from Impression Obsession, and the fish and bobber from Amy Design.

It's ready to go...prolly to my son at some point..... who loves to fish....especially at home in MN!

Entering this at:

Alphabet Challenge ( z is for zero embellishment)






Paper: SU, Carta Bella
 Dies: Cheery Lynn MN, Amy design Fishing Float, Impression Obsession evergreens, Lil Inker stitched rectangles