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 windmill...an 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

photo-props

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 Dies...you are gonna love them!

Thanks for swinging by today!!!!

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Two recent tutorials up at the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Blog

Hiya!  Today I am over at the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft blog sharing a tutorial on how to make this Sparkle card.  Please come visit to find out more.


Also,  forgo to mention that I was on there a few weeks back sharing how I made this fun mixed-media bird watchers journal for my family to record the birds we find.



Thanks!