Thursday, January 19, 2017

Cheery Lynn Blog Hop..Bohemia Sun



Hi everyone!

Welcome to the Cheery Lynn Designs January New Release Blog Hop.  We are SO excited to showcase the fabulous new dies that were just released.  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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Now for my card....I am showcasing the NEW Bohemian Sun die.



I cut it out in both yellow and black, and popped it up to give it some dimension. If you look closely below, you can see how the tiny rays around the sun can be popped up a bit too:




I also used the new Indie Border die, I thought it looked great with the patterned paper I found in my stash, and cut it out in white.

The sentiment "peace" is also from the new release, called the Bohemian Word set.

 I had to laugh as I saw that set, WOW does it bring me back to the 70's and my high school years! It has the words LOVE and HELLO also. SO much fun!! I can't wait to make some cards for my old classmates....in psychedelic colors of course!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


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





Cheery Lynn dies used:

NEW Bohemian words B879
NEW Bohemian Sun B869
NEW Indie Border Die B875


Have a great day!!


Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Cheery Lynn.... Gone Fishing in MN



Hi everyone! 

Today I'm sharing my fishing card over at the Cheery Lynn blog


If you have been following my blog, you know how much I love to make state cards, especially Minnesota.This time I went with "fishing in MN."  Cheery Lynn has SO many fun fishing dies.....they are all listed below.


Cheery Lynn dies used:

Minnesota B727








Have a great day everyone!

Entering this at:
OLLCB challenge (for a man or a boy)

Word Art Wednesday (anything goes)

NBUS (new fishing set )


Cheery Lynn Floral Bouquet


Hi everyone!

The challenge at The Card Concept is:


I was inspired by the ruffles on the pillows, and dug out My Favorite Things Stitched Scallop Edges to create a clean and layered card.



I cut them out in white, pink and black. The flowers are from Cheery Lynn's Floral Bouquet Kit.


I stamped the sentiment in black using Penny Black's Sentiment Collection.

Head on over to The Card Concept and check out the rest of the design team's cards and play along!



Stamps: Penny Black Sentiment Collection
Ink: SU black
Paper: SU
Dies: MFT Stitched Scallop Edges
Other: enamel dot





Sunday, January 15, 2017

Dies R Us "Winter Blues"






The challenge at Dies R Us is "Winter Blues."

Our Challenge Blog

I kind of took that literally and made a very BLUE card!

I used Lawn Fawn's leafy tree and cut it out in white. Then I made a little winter scene using the snowman from Elizabeth Crafts. The cute string of lights is from Cheery Lynn. I cut out a hill of snow with Lawn Fawns stitched hillside border dies.

I guess the lights (and sentiment) make this a Christmas card, but actually we still have our outdoor lights up! It's too cold to take them down, and probably will be for a long time. 

So I will still be turning them on every night...I love the cheerful glow outside!








I can't wait to see the gallery...it will be so fun to see what everyone came up with for this fun challenge!

Entering this at:

Cuttlebug Mania (winter wonderland)
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas (anything goes Christmas)
Pixies snippets Playground (snippets for lights)


Stampin' Up Sunshine Wishes



Sandy's challenge at The Paper Players this week is:



I chose GOLD to go with my black and white!

I started out with MFT's pierced squares and some pretty black and gold designer paper. Then I cut out the flower and sentiment with Stampin' Ups Sunshine Wishes. It's all backed on a MFT pierced rectangle from Blueprints #20.

I can't wait to see what other color everyone else chooses!

I hope you will join us for this challenge at The Player Players!

The Paper Players Design Team

Entering this at:

Word Art Wednesday



Paper: SU, DP, gold foil
Dies: SU sunshine wishes, MFT Blueprints #20, and pierced squares




Cheery Lynn's Whimsical Christmas


It's all about presents and red and gold at The Christmas Card Challenges this week!





I used a bunch of dies to make my card!

The presents are from Cheery Lynn's Whimsical Christmas....a new favorite set of mine. I love the fun presents and clothesline of stockings...so cute! The circle and rectangle are from Lil Inker, and the sentiment is from Frantic Stamper called....you guessed it...HOHOHO!





I hope you will head over to The Christmas Card Challenges and play along!



Paper: SU
Dies: Cheery Lynn Whimsical Christmas, Frantic Stamper HoHoHo, Lil Inker stitched circles and rectangles






Friday, January 13, 2017

Impression Obsession Patchwork Elephant


Hi everyone!

I made a quick CAS card with Impression Obsession's Patchwork Elephant.


I think he is adorable!

 I used some checked and striped scraps from my scrap box in pinks and purples, and added some wiggly eyes for fun!

The heart and sentiment are from Stampin' Up's Sunshine Wishes. What a great die set that is.... I love the word fonts. I backed it all on  a Lil Inker rounded stitched rectangle.

Have a great day!




Paper: SU, dp scraps
Dies: Impression Obsession patchwork elephant, SU sunshine wishes, Lil inker rounded stitched rectangles
Other: wiggly eyes and sequins


Sunday, January 8, 2017

Happy Little Stampers January Challenge


It's time for Happy Little Stampers January Challenge!


I made my card with the Happy Little Stampers stamp set called,"Christmas Joy."

I embossed the poinsettia and sentiment in gold, and added some red stickles for the center. For the background I used some fun plaid paper,and flecked some white acrylic paint onto the kraft paper with a toothbrush.Then I tied on some baker twine.

I hope you will head on over to Happy Little Stampers and play along!








Paper: SU, patterned
Ink: gold embossing
Dies: Lil inker stitched rectangle
Stamps: Happy little Stampers Christmas Joy
Other: bakers twine


Cheery Lynn Garden of Love Valentine


Hi everyone!

Today I'm sharing a card I made for Cheery Lynn.....my first as a designer! I'm so happy to be joining this awesome design team.


I thought I better get going on my Valentines, and reached for CL Garden of Love die. It's so pretty ...it's quite large, so I cut part of it off to fit on my A2 card. I LOVE the pretty scrolls.





I added both of the "Two of Hearts", and a cute Sweetheart" in the center.

I love those hearts, they are becoming a favorite...I can't wait to make some more cards with them. It would be so cute to give a box of Sweet heart candy with a matching card!
 Here's what the other's say:



B675 - Cheery Lynn Designs Sweetheart Candy 8 Piece Die Set Cut Out








Cheery Lynn Dies used:








I'm entering this at:

SIP (favorites....red for Vday and sweetheart dies)

Just Us Girls (new...sweetheart dies)

Jo's Scrap Shack (anything goes)


Have a great day!

The Paper Players



The Paper Players are back!

 I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and New Years!


LeAnne's first challenge of 2017 is to use a recycled item on your project. What a great idea! My items are the tiny pearls I took off an old project before throwing it away.




I started with Taylored Expressions lattice background, and added a frame from Impression Obsession. The beautiful sentiment is from Verve, I love to collect bible verse stamps, and this one is a fave of mine.




I added a corner die from Cottage Cutz called Fancy Floral Butterfly corner...so dainty and pretty!


I would also like to welcome our new guest designers at the Paper Players too...Crystal, Valentyna and Deanne!



I hope you will join us for this fun challenge at The Player Players!

The Paper Players Design Team

Entering this at:







Paper: SU
Ink: SU black
Stamps:Verve
Dies:Cottage Cutz Fancy Floral Butterfly corner,Taylored Expressions lattice die, IO 5 in 1 frame
Other: pearls



Thursday, January 5, 2017

Alcohol Inks




I made a few cards with alcohol ink backgrounds awhile back that I have been meaning to share.

I just love the blues and yellows mixed together!



I was at a friends house when I made this, so the butterfly and sentiment is from them...nor sure what the company is.




Here's a link to alcohol ink technique...from Tim Holtz. I warn you ...it's addicting...and so fun!!

Here are a few others:




Have a great day!