Monday, May 30, 2011

DDH7 Challenge - One Layer Wonders - Week 1

This is Week 1 of our DDH Challenge7 - One Layer Wonders.  I'll be posting my one-layer card next week.  This week I have another DDH stamp set and card to show you.

This is the set called Floral Perfumes.  It is one of my favorites.  The saying is
from DDH Asian Butterfly.


Supplies:  Amberley Grace SWIC printed cardstock from TAC, Reece cardstock from TAC, Amberley Grace solid cardstock, ribbon, Spellbinders Nestabilities die, Copic Markers, jewels.

Have you ever made a one-layer only card?  Try it and link it to our blog challenge.  We hope you will use a DDH stamp set for your card.  Check out all the variety of
stamps at our DDH website.
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Monday, May 23, 2011

DDH6 Challenge - Anything But a Card Week 2

This is Week 2 of Anything But a Card Challenge.   Since I posted several non-card projects last week, this week I have an optional card to show you.

It's spring.  Flowers are in bloom.  We need to look around and enjoy the change of seasons and take time to "stop and smell the flowers."  This little bear stamp from Digi Design House, called Smell the Flowers helps us do just that. 
On this card I used More Mimi Soar With it Collection paper and cardstock from The Angel Company.  I punched the image out with Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Circles.  The bear is printed on Copic Caboodle cardstock from TAC and colored with Copic markers E11, E13, E15, YG93, YG95, YG97, W1, W3,W5, R81.

The flowers in the bear's ars are Raspberry Flower Soft toppedwith Liquid Pearls Gold and  Gold Stickles.  I added small pink eyelets to the tag saying. 

You still have time to link your project that is not a card to our Anything But a Card Challenge.  Hopefully you can use a DDH stamp set for your creation.  We would love
to see what you make.  You have an extra chance to win a free DDH stamp set if you
 use a DDH stamp for your project.

Don't forget to visit the blogs of the DDH Dream Team Designers and leave
some love for them there about their creations.

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Monday, May 16, 2011

DDH6 Challenge - Anything But a Card! Week 1

Our DDH6 Challenge is "Anything But a Card". 

I made two projects using DDH stamp set called Cherry Blossom Bird. 

The first project is a lunch tin that I covered with Julliet SWIC paper collection from The Angel Company and then decorated it with Bazzill Bitty Blossoms and ribbons.  I used the Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Eleven for the image, which is colored with Copic markers.  I painted the entire tin with Modge Podge.

Inside I made some dividers for cards, so the lunch pail can be used to store greeting cards.

The candle was a little tricky.  I found that I could put a piece of tissue paper on a sheet of cardstock and run it through my printer to get the digital image on it.  Then I colored the image with PrismaColor pencils and Gamsol Odorless Mineral Spirits.  Getting the image on to the candle was typical candle stamping - placing the tissue paper on the candle (trimmed closely) and wrapping it with wax paper and then using the heat tool to melt the tissue into the candle.  The paper on the candle is also from TAC's Juliette SWIC collection.  I was pleased that it turned out rather nicely.

Please join us in our Anything But a Card challenge.  Use a Digi Design House stamp set if you possibly can.  We would be thrilled to see your creation. 

Check out all the DDH Designer blogs for the variety of non-card projects they have made.

Here are the blog addresses:

* Christine Pennington -
* Debra Miller -
* Dee Pritschet -
* Hannah Clark -
* Mandi-Lee Klinger (Guest Designer) -
* Michelle Single (Coordinator) -
* Nancy Kirk (Guest Designer) -
* Paula-Kay Bourland -     

Please leave us each a comment if you what we have made.

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Card a Day in May - May 16th with Paula-Kay Bourland

We continue with a Card a Day in May.  Thank you for joining me at my blog.  With Heather's sketch 34 I chose the TAC stamp set Sew Thankful and some Bazzill monocramatic cardstock.
This is a simple sketch to follow, and I hope you will make a card an link on to today's post. 


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Friday, May 13, 2011

Technique Blog Hops - Chalks

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop - Chalks.  I do love trying
different techniques  that are new or challenging .  For my card I did
a technique called Chalk Dragging.  It involves torn paper and
dabbing chalk on the cardstock and then dragging it to the next position.

I chose a happy, fun stamp set for my Chalk Dragging technique
called Brighten Your Day.
The images are colored with Copic Markers.

Please join our blog hop and link your chalk technique card.

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DDH Blog Hop - May Flowers

It is time for our May blog hop, and what could be more perfect than May flowers.  If you have come to my blog from Stephanie's blog, you are in the right sequence.  If not, be sure to start at the DDH blog so you won't miss any of the designers' cards.  

My card is made with the DDH stamp called Milk Can Flowers.

The paper I used for this card is from the Tuscany Spice Designer Collection from TAC and Bazzil Fiesta cardstock.  The image is cut out from Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Four and colored with Copic markers.  I added a ribbon and jewel stickers for accent.

Here is the order for our Blog Hop.  Each of our designers would love for you to
visit our blogs and leave us comments about our cards.  We thank you for hopping
with us and appreciate your remarks.

Tracy Jackson -
Teresa Jenkins -
Stephanie Serrano -
Paula-Kay Bourland -
Michelle Single (Coordinator) -
Hannah Clark -
Dee Pritschet -
Debra Miller -
Christine Pennington -
DDH Blog -

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Monday, May 9, 2011

DDH5 Challenge - Bling - Week 2

Milk Can Flowers

This is Week 2 of the DDH5 Challenge - Bling.  I hope you look at the wonderful cards created by the Digi Design House Dream Team.  This week I am showing an optional card I created with the DDH set called Milkcan Flowers.

I used the Swiss Dot Cuttlebug Embossing Folder for the background of the card.  The cardstock is Miss Moxie SWICcardstock from The Angel Company and Mulberry Meadow SWIC cardstock also from TAC.  The image is cut from Spellbinders Labels 10 and colored with Copic markers.  Lastly I added a burgundy ribbon and Stickles Glitter Glue..

Remember to follow our May Flowers Blog Hop on May 13th to see more
flowers cards created by our design team.

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Monday, May 2, 2011

DDH5 Challenge - Bling!

DDH5 Challenge - Bling

Who doesn't love a little bling?   Today we are blinging up our cards for a
challenge.  I added jewels as bling on my black & white card accented
with the yellow butterfly, flower, and ribbon.

This DDH stamp set is Asian Butterfly and the black and white paper is
FREE download paper from DDH.  You can download and use it too!

The white shape under the butterfly is a Martha Steward edge punch and corner punch.

Join us in this challenge with your bling card.

Don't forget our May Flowers Blog Hop coming up on May 13th.  It will be blooming fun!
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