Friday, April 3, 2020

Thinking of You

Hello crafty friends, 

Mary Moisan here today with my first project for the Dies R Us Design Team.  I'm so happy to join this wonderful team of talented designers, especially during this time when something as simple as sitting down with dies, stamps and paper gives my mind a much needed break from the outside world.

I'm starting my term with a "thinking of you" card...

I started by picking some pattern papers (Jen Hadfield, my bright life by American Crafts) and the dies I wanted to work with.  From a gold paper (DCWV Foiled Cardstock Stack) I die cut the "Thinking of You" from the IO DIE174 Greetings die set and several of the leaves from the Spellbinders Cuppa Love die set... this set is not currently in stock, but the IO Tea Cocoa would work nicely for making the cup stack.  For a different look, the ECD Summer Drink set would also be a great option.

Alternative design idea... glue several "Thinking of You" sentiment onto card stock strips and stick them into the cup stacks instead of the leaves.

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.

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Sunday, March 8, 2020

1 Die 3 Cards

Hello crafty friends,

I took a little break during February, but I'm back with a new monthly feature... 1 die 3 cards.  Since, Spring and Easter will soon be here, I picked the cute Poppystamp Peek A Boo Bunny die and created these three cards.

Card 1...  I die cut six of the bunnies from mixed media paper, which is my go-to paper for any watercoloring or ink blending.  I took the die cut's backgrounds out and ink blended them each a different shaded.  I put the backgrounds back and colored the inside of the ears the same colors as the backgrounds.  I attached all the squares on foam and added Nuvo drops. 

Card 2... I die cut six of the bunnies from mixed media paper and glued them straight onto a yellow and white Easter theme pattern paper.  I used a light pink brush marker to add a touch of pink to the bunnies ears and noses.

Card 3... This card was probably the easiest and quickest, but i kind of messed it up by trying to added more color to it after it was done.  I inked blended a card background with twisted citron, splashed some water and later some Spectrum Noir Sparkle Green Ink.  I trimmed off everything except the bunny from the Peek A Boo Bunny die cut and stuck him into a row of leaves with one little paw sticking out.  He's so cute!  Sadly, my leaves look awful!  I'm going to try and save them by diluting the dark green Spectrum Noir Sparkle Ink with water.  If it doesn't work, I'll just replace those leaves w/new ones or add more on top.

Thanks for stopping bye.  Until next time... take care.

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Turner Syndrome Awareness Blog Hop - Winner

It's time to announce the winners of the hop, visit Lori's page for a full list of winners.  
The winning comment is number 30th and belongs to World of Michael Trent!  
Micheal, please email me at to claim your prize.  

I would like to thank Lori and all the Sponsors and Designers for their time and effort on
this blog hop.  

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Turner Syndrome Awareness Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to my project for the
 "It's A Girl Thing" Turner Syndrome Awareness Blog Hop!  
Prize winners will be announced on February 15, 2020

Before meeting Lori, I did not know that Turner Syndrome is a genetic disorder where a female is born with only one X chromosome, instead of two, leaving her with life-long medical issues and learning disabilities. This condition occurs one in 2,500 female births worldwide, but is more common among pregnancies that do not survive to full term. That is why Turner Syndrome Females are considered MIRACLES!

Thirty-six caring Sponsors and nine DT Members have partnered with us to bring Turner Syndrome Awareness to the Public. For details on how you might win any of these fabulous prizes, please see Lori's TS home page.  Thanks for stopping bye and learning About Turner Syndrome

Nine talented and caring designers are offering prizes on their personal blogs as well:

This is the TSA official color board and since the butterfly is a symbol for TS

I wanted to incorporate a butterfly in my project (card).  I used the Floral Hear Image No. 66 digital stamp set by SheepSkiDesigns to create a large floral heart wreath and a smaller heart with a butterfly.  I kind of was thinking the floral heart was a mother and the smaller heart her daughter. 

For a chance to win the digital stamp set I used for this card, please leave a comment telling me something you learned about Turner Syndrome by Feb 8th. Winners will be announced on the "It's A Girl Thing" Turner Syndrome Awareness Blog Hop 2020  blog Feb 15th. 

I submitted this card to the current SheepSki Designs challenge, who's theme is hearts and/or flowers and can be found here.

If you haven't done so already, please visit the "It's A Girl Thing" Turner Syndrome Awareness Blog Hop 2020  page to become eligible for all the prizes and to return to the InLintz tool that will allow you to see all the bloggers on this hop.  Thank you for stopping bye and supporting our cause. 

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Impression Obsession Challenge "Have a Heart"

Hello crafty friends,

Created this floral heart card for the current Impression Obsession "Have a Heart" challenge.

I used a heart die to create a faint outline of a heart, so i have a shape to follow when stamping the flower clusters from the Sweet Bunny stamp set.  I watercolored all the flowers and the inside of the heart.

Thanks for stopping bye...

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Scrapy Land - Challenge 130

Hello crafty friends,

I used the Lawn Fawn Mini Picture Frames to create the two cards I'm featuring in this post.

My blue card is a slim one 8x4 with a distress inked background and a combination of negative and positive die cut snowflakes from the Elizabeth Craft Designs Winter Sweater die set.   The cute animals stamped onto the centers of the picture frames are from Purple Onion Designs by Stacey Yacula.  I kept both the frame and the center of the frames together with a little tape on the back, but colored the centers with the same distress ink.  I love purple, so added a pop of it to each stamped cutie.  A few purple nuvo drops finished this card.

My purple card is slightly bigger than an A2 card.  I once again distressed inked the background and the centers of the die cut frames.  This time I used all four of the mini picture frame die cuts and I pop up the outer frames with foam tape.  The stamped cuties on this card are from the Hello Bluebird Snowball Flight stamp set.

Both card backgrounds were sprayed with Tattered Angels Pearl Glimmer Mist after distress inked.

As always, thanks for stopping bye.... I hope you'll join us for this challenge.  One winner... selected randomly will receive a $15 gift code to Scrapy Land.  Top three and honorable mentions will be selected by the Designers.  Until next time... take care

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Impression Obsession - Love is in the Air Challenge

Hello crafty friends,

I'm obsessed with the Garden Birdhouse and haven't put it away since it arrived in the mail.  When I realized that I could make the current IO challenge theme (love is in the air) work with this stamp, I got busy making this card.

I started with a tiny heart stencil which i used to get soft pink inked hearts followed by a pale blue in the background of my card.  Next I stamped the awesome branch twice to make a tall tree.  This branch stamp goes perfect with the bird house, which I stamped on a separate piece of mixed media paper, because i want it as a dimensional element on the card.   I wish I had the small bird die set, because they would have been a great addition to this card.

Thanks for stopping bye... wish me luck