Monday, April 24, 2017

My "Bliss"

Okay Monday, let's do this....
Hi everyone!  Vicki here sharing inspiration to start your week.  Today I have a 12 x 12 page layout for you.  Our youngest daughter recently had some family photos taken and the daddy-daughter one is a favorite of mine!  It was perfect for my new Sizzix BigZ "Bliss" die cut.

"My Bliss"

I used two die cuts on this layout.  The "Bliss" is a Sizzix BigZ die by Brenda Walton.  It is large enough to fill this 12 x 12 paper and requires the extra long cutting plates for your die cutting machine.  I used my Sizzix Big Shot Plus and the plates were long enough, but I also have a set of the extra long ones that go with my Big Shot.  The photo corner heart is Yvonne Creations.

Yvonne Creations

Here you can see how large the die cut word is.  It requires a 6" x 12" piece of paper.  I added clear Wink of Stella along the edges of the word to give it a little sparkle.

Featured Product
Sizzix BigZ XL Bliss by Brenda Walton
Yvonne Creations Hearts

Thanks for stopping by the DRUS Blog...I hope you are inspired to use die cuts on all your projects!
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.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Double D "Silhouette" Challenge!

It's time for our second challenge of the month at the Double D Challenge Blog.  We did a full swing for this one and went from bright neon colors to dark colors.  Dark as in silhouettes.  And that is the theme for this new challenge.


We'll be giving away a fun prize for this challenge to one lucky player chosen by  Everyone is welcome to play along because our prizes ship internationally too!  Here's the prize being offered....

 Silhouette Kids from Frantic Stamper Inc.

In addition to the prize offered, the Design Team will choose a Top Creative Winner and Top 3 from all entries.  So, please join us at the Double D Challenge Blog for our "Silhouettes" Challenge.  You could be one of our winners!

And, here's a mood board to inspire you...

A silhouette is the image of a person, animal, object or scene represented by a solid shape usually in black.  I have a  rooster die cut that I have been waiting to use as a silhouette.  When the sun begins to rise and the rooster crows, he looks like a silhouette against the horizon.  

Here's my silhouette inspiration for you...

"You have a beautiful soul"

Designed in my typical 6 x 6 size, I love how this card turned out!  The base is black cardstock with a rust color matting under the patterned background paper.  I added lots of layers using tags and die cuts.  The rooster and wreath silhouettes pop against the lighter colors.  A rust double loop bow, blue pearls and twine pull out some of the background color.

From my stash...
Cheery Lynn Rooster
Clearsnap Chalk Ink
Close To My Heart Black Ink
Graphic 45 French Country Paper Collection
Jolee 3-D Sunflowers
May Arts Burlap Twine
Queen & Co. Pearls
Really Reasonable Ribbon
Graciellie Designs/Unity Stamp Sentiment
Sizzix Framelits Tag
Spellbinders Wreath and Zig Zag Circles

Challenges entered:
CropStop Linky Party #27 - Anything Goes/5-11(May Arts Burlap String)
Really Reasonable Ribbon #161 - Flowers Theme/4-20
Word Art Wednesday #278-#279 Anything Goes/4-26

Thanks for stopping by my blog.  I hope my silhouette card has inspired you to play along with our "Silhouette" Challenge at the Double D Challenge Blog!


Monday, April 17, 2017

Sent With Love...

Happy Monday everyone!
Today sharing my first "inspiration" project with you as a member of the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog Team.  I am truly excited to be a part of this team and everything Dies R Us

I'm sharing a romantic card inspired by one of my new die cuts purchased at the Dies R Us Store.   I found the perfect papers in my stash of G45.

"Sent with love"

This card is created in my typical choice size of 6 x 6.  It always feels like I'm creating a mini layout when I use this size.  I also love layers and details...lots of layers and lots of detail. 

I die cut embellishments using the following...

I created dimension and layers using foam tape.

I added a bow and roses to complete the romantic feel of the card.

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Challenges entered:
Classic Design Team - Anything Goes/4-28

Thanks for stopping by...I hope I have inspired you in some way today.  Remember to stop by and play along with the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  Use your die cuts to inspire us!

 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.


Wednesday, April 5, 2017

"Neon Brights" at the Double D

Hooray, we made it through March!  Three cheers for Spring and everything turning bright with color...neon color that is.  And, that's our theme on the Double D Challenge Blog for the beginning of April.


We'll be choosing a Creative Winner along with three others to receive our Double D Badge to share on their blogs.  In addition, when a prize is offered, we will be choosing a winner by random draw to receive the prize.  Today is one of those days and EVERYONE with an entry has the opportunity to win.  We welcome all international entries as well.

Come, join us at the Double D and you could be the winner of this prize...

Neon Brights Ribbon Collection

And, as always, we have a very inspirational mood board for you!

"Neon Brights"

"Neon Brights" brings "fun" to mind for me!  I wanted to create something with all  the colors on the mood board and came up with this "Happy Birthday" card.

"Happy Birthday"

The card base is made with Worldwin cardstock that I have had in my stash for years.  It has a great textured pattern.  I used a Sizzix template for the grid design and placed a cellophane envelope full of brightly colored sequins behind it.

The Tutti Designs, "Happy Birthday" sentiment is cut from magenta foil paper and double matted with white and another layer of magenta foil.  I added a piece of ribbon under the sentiment to pull in the card base color.

 The bright sequins make this a fun shaker card!! 

Thanks for stopping by my blog...hope to see you again soon. 

Visit the Double D Challenge Blog for more details and inspiration from my fellow Design Team members.


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