Thursday, August 28, 2014

Old Door Charm

Happy Fusion Day!  I hope you are having a happy week. I am but am ready for the weekend. :)

We have another great Fusion Challenge for you today.  Check out this amazing inspiration:

So fun eh?!  I couldn't look at this and think anything but Christmas, so I went for it.  Here is my take:

I used a whole lot of different stamps to make my own subway style sentiment on chalkboard.  I used Winnie and Walter, Neat and Tangled, Paper Smooches and TCP Studios.  I then cut the oval with my MFT oval dies.  I really like how it turned out.  The wood chip arrow is colored with my Mr. Huey spritz..AND you might notice the little hints of Stickles on the chalkboard.  I had a ton of fun making this and have one more ready for the holidays!  2 down...48 to go! LOL.

So I hope you are going to join us for the challenge this week.  We have so much fun.  Last week's entries were FABULOUS!  Head on over to Fusion to check out all the other DT creations and the rules. 

Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Birthday Fly By

Howdy!  Have you checked out all the new releases from Top Dog Dies yet?  If not you should.  One of my particular faves is this fun Top Dog Dies Dragon Die.  I haven't seen anything else like this out there on the market and I just love it.  I've seen the DT girls use this die in a lot of fun ways.

My take on this die was to use various Gelatos to color it and make it look like a dragon you might see in a fairy tale.  I wanted flash and sparkle!  I made sure to pop out the scales and added glitter too them for that extra shimmer.  This card is for my daddy for his 70th birthday coming up.  Shhhhh, it is a surprise!

Thanks for swinging by today!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Squeal! SOUS Blow Out the Candles!

HELLO!!!!!!!!!!  It is Friday, YAY!  I LOVE this day each week, don't you?  Not only because it means the weekend and rest from the working world, but also because Stuck on U Sketches Die Cutting Challenges go live on Friday's!!!!

So...our theme this week is "Blow out the candles!"  *Make something using a die cut that has anything to do with a party!

Here is my card!

I love this little hamster, isn't he cute!  He is from a Paper Smooches set (I can't remember the name at the moment- doh!).  The balloons are dies from Lil Inker Designs.  I couldn't resist them after seeing the amazing Deepti use them (she makes some AWESOME cards, but sure to go check her stuff out)! So for this one I colored them with Gelatos and drew on the strings.  It kinda looks like he is about to float away. :)  

So, won't you come play with us at SOUS?!  You know they have good prizes!!!! GRIN!

Entering this into: 

You are so kind to come and visit me here and I always appreciate your encouragement!  Thank you and Happy Friday!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

A Farm Fresh Thank You!

Hi Top Dog Dies Fans. Have you been enjoying the new August Release?  I have for sure, some super fun new dies.   Like this super fun windmill...  This is the brand new Top Dog Dies Windmill Die.

I made this card for my Mama.  She watched my daughter for a few days last week.  With a new job, I've been super overwhelmed and exhausted at the end of the day, so I am super thankful!  Besides the windmill, I also used the Top Dog Dies Banners #1 Die Set.  For the backdrop I spritzed some bright orange fireworks spray.  Then I mixed some embossing paste with some yellow Gelatos and applied it with this sun burst die from Memory Box.  Finally, I stamped the chickens from the Greenacres Stamp set by Paper Smooches and colored it. My mama grew up on a farm and so I know this will bring back fond memories for her. 

Sidebar- The Greenacres set is super special to me because I grew up in Greenacres, WA (now Spokane Valley).  Though I never watched the show Greenacres on TV, I know the theme song well- "Greenacres is the place to be!"  LOL!  Love that!  I didn't grow up on a farm like my mom, but worked picking neighbors veggies a few summers.  :)

Meanwhile, some of the other girls have made some other super fun creations with this ice cream cone, flowers- so cool!  What type of scene would you make with this windmill die or how would you re-purpose it?

Entering this into:

OK, have a wonderful day- Happy Hump Day!

Friday, August 15, 2014

Nom, Nom, Nom.....

LOL!  I think this card is just too funny! What do you think?

I made this using several Sweet Stamp Shop sets, including Artsy Fartsy, Foodie and Koala.  I love these sweet stamps and the mint/peach color combo.  I used the journal card from We R Memory Keepers and filled in the bubble with the "NOM, NOM, NOM..."  I had so much fun making this and I am waiting to give it to just the right person for their birthday.... any takers?!

Hope you are having a great week!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Fusion going Bold and Bright

Happy Thursday!  Two more days left in the week and I am excited for the weekend!  We are going on a big family camping trip this weekend and it should be fun.  One bummer is the burn ban....tell me how do you camp with out smores?!  I'll have to find another way to make them. :)  Enough whining eh!?!?

So you know why you are here, it is time for another fun Fusion Card Challenge!  We have a bright, bold and fun challenge inspiration photo and great sketch for you this week.  So without further ado....

AWESOME eh?!  I think so!  

This week I followed the sketch and used just a tiny bit of the color from the inspiration photo.  I made this birthday card for my niece who will be camping with us and it will be her birthday.  I think she will love that dreamy castle from Sweet Stamp Shop coupled with the bright colors! Or at least I hope.  

So...what are you waiting for, check out the other DT members posts, check out the Fusion blog with rules and then come along and play!  The bragging rights here are pretty awesome! :)

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Couture Pair

Hello Again!  Do you remember that fun Top Dog Dies release we had a few weeks back?  Well it is time again for another fabulous release!  We have some new fun dies in store for you and another CONTEST with the chance to WIN THEM ALL!  Wahooooooooooooo!

So you likely remember my Dog Days of Summer post here.  Well there is a second release with a poodle and a scottie dog and it is so cute!  I wanted to make a fun card for a friend that is a fashion fiend and loves her doggies, so here is what I made.

Silhouette cards are so easy to make, die cut in black paper and done!  And do you recognize our fashionista?  She is from Top Dog Dies Baby On Board Die Set, I simply extracted the prego belly!  The Dog Days  #2 set comes with accessories like the heart tag and the bow.  I cut these in bright pink felt along with a little tiny piece for a hair tie for my couture pair and we are pretty much done.

So.... what do you think?  Easy?  Fun?  I hope so!

Now go check out the GIVEAWAY and win yourself some dies!!!!  You have until August the to enter! Best of luck!  

Friday, August 8, 2014


Hiya!  Today is a Stuck on U Sketches die cutting challenge day.  Please be sure to head over to SOUS blog to check out all the inspiration, it is amazing as always!

This week's theme is:

So I used a bunch of fun dies from Top Dog Dies for this card.  First I used the Camera Finishers Die Set and then the Photo Props Die set.   I combined these with some fun new stamps from SU! for this birthday card.  The idea is that it is a fun party set up complete with these fun photo props that I mounted on toothpicks.  

I plan to send to my Uncle and hope he likes it.  

OK, your turn, lets see what you make for this challenge.  I can't wait. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Hey Sexy Lady!

Hey friends!  Another Top Dog Dies post for you today.  I decided to get super sexy on ya'll using this new Top Dog Dies Corset Die!

I had to go all gold and elegant.  My finishing touches were the ribbon, the bling from Freckled Fawn and the wrapping paper with hearts, just love this combo!

What do you think?!  All I can think is of the person who receives this card and their reaction!!!!  Hey Sexy Lady! LOL!

Check out this and all the recently new released dies over at Top Dog are gonna love them!

Thanks for swinging by today!!!!