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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Thinking of You at Die Cuttin' Divas ~ It's an Embossing Challenge

Hello Everyone!
Today I am sharing the new challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas.

This Week's Challenge...
Embossing ~
~ Dry or Heat ~

Here is my Design Team project...
I wanted to have both types of embossing on my project today, so I had to think of how to incorporate dry and heat. It did not take long to decide and come up with an idea. I also knew I wanted to use my oxide inks with white embossing powder since they always looks great together. The key would be to find the right stamp.

The flower is an oldie by Inkadinkadoo. I prefer to use my older stamps with VersaMark ink just in case there is any residue.  I heat embossed the flower on white cardstock with white embossing powder. Then I used three shades of Tim Holtz oxides: fossilized amber, spiced marmalade, and abandoned coral to add some color. 

The yellow card stock was first cut with the stitched rectangle using my Cuttlebug (C plate) and then the circle was cut out from the center. Lastly, the cardstock was placed in the the swiss dots embossing folder and it went through the Cuttlebug (B plate) creating raised dots.

  The stamped sentiment (included with a magazine subscription) was heat embossed on vellum. As long as you move the heat gun back and forth, the vellum will not warp.
Hope you will join us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week for our "Embossing" challenge. Our sponsor this week is Leslie from our very our DCD Design Team and it is a CTMH stamp set.

Stay Creative,
Georgiana

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Dare 2B Artzy Guest Designer ~ Day 2

 Hello Everyone,
I am thrilled that I am Guest Designer at Dare 2B Artzy again. Be sure to stop by their blog and then head to the shop, so you can add a few of their products to your stash.

Today's Guest Designer Project...
Since I used a butterfly last week, I decided to choose a flower from the Wishing Happiness stamp set for this project.

First, I stamped the flower with Versafine Onyx Black ink on heavy white cardstock and then I sprinkled clear embossing powder over the lines.  After tapping off the excess powder, I heat embossed the image. I used Chameleon markers to color the flower in shades of pink and purples. I cut out a MFT scalloped frame in purple polka dot paper and adhered it onto a rectangular piece of pink paper.

The stamped sentiment is from the same stamp set ~ Wishing Happiness and it is also heat embossed. Pink and purple sequins were scattered on opposites sides of the flower in groups of three. Lastly, mini purple pearls were added to the center of the flower and in the middle of each sequin.

This card should bring a smile to someone's face since happiness is being wished upon them. 
Thank you again Cindy and Kendra for allowing me to be Guest Designer this month. Looking forward to another project next  week.

Stay Creative,
Georgiana

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Pause Dream Enjoy Challenge ~ It's Anything Goes

Hello!
I'd like to thank everyone that sent FB messages yesterday in regards to my son's car accident. He walked away (thank goodness) and was only complaining of airbag burns, a back ache, and a sore hand. I am hoping today he doesn't feel any more pains. I have to bring him to work this morning, so I will be checking on him. The car was towed and insurance assessed the damage already. I was quite impressed with the claim agents and how quickly they were able to assist. The cost to repair the car is just over $10,000. Hopefully they won't find any other concerns and it will be fixed within the next two weeks. I am glad I am off for the summer, so I can help him get around. 

The challenge at Pause Dream Enjoy began yesterday while all this happening, but you still have almost a week to create and submit. 

This Week's Challenge...
~ Anything Goes ~
~ The Best Challenge ~ 

Here is my Design Team project...
A co-worker asked me to make a watermelon themed birthday card for her granddaughter. 

The Miss Kate Cuttables' cute watermelon was cut with my Cameo. I also used a couple different MFT dies (Single Stitch Line Tag-Corner Rectangle Frames and stitched rectangle from a Blueprints) that were cut with my Cuttlebug.

The stamped sentiment is by Jaded Blossom ~ Sweet Birthday Wishes set. A pink and green bow along with a few black gems were the final touch.
Hope you will join us at Pause Dream Enjoy this week for our "Anything Goeschallenge. Be sure to check out the other DT projects.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Craftaholics R Us ~ Use Kraft

Hello Everyone,
It's Wednesday, which means we are halfway through this week. 

The challenge at Craftaholics R Us also begins today.

This Week's Challenge...
~ Use Kraft ~

Here is my Design Team project...
I like to make treat containers and even though it is summer with no students, I am thinking ahead. I found this cute mini treat cup with handle by My Scrap Chick and thought the teachers would like this one when it is time to go back to school (Please understand...I am not rushing it...I just thought these were super cute treats.). I decided to give it a try now to see how quick and easy it would be to make a bunch.

After all the pieces were cut on my Cameo in kraft and gingham paper, I started to glue the bottom portion. Then the handle was attached with white brads.

The 2 oz disposable treat cups can be found in the paperware section of your local store. I bought mine at Target this time, but you can find them at Walmart or at a grocery store. The pack is about $3 for 50.

I added organza ribbon, burlap flowers, and a stamped sentiment by Scrappy Moms Stamps.
Hope you will join us at Craftaholics R Us this week for our "Use Kraftchallenge. Be sure to check out the other crafty creations.

Stay Creative,

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

DCD ~ Masculine or Father's Day

Happy Tuesday!
Today I am sharing the new challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas.

This Week's Challenge...
Masculine or Father's Day ~

Here is my Design Team project...
A couple week's ago I won a challenge at Cut It Up and the prize was gift certificate to My Scrap Chick. I bought a bunch of files and this happened to be one of them. It is a beverage shirt wrap.

My hubby's favorite drink is Coca Cola. 

The box to hold the can is actually quite durable. I was a bit worried at first, but it turned out nicely.

The stamped sentiments are from Jaded Blossom.
Other Challenges: 
Try it on Tuesday ~ For the Boys

Hope you will join us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week for our "Masculine or Father's Day" challenge. Our sponsor this week is Scrapbook Adhesives and it is a $35 prize package. How awesome is that!
Stay Creative,
Georgiana

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Dare 2B Artzy Guest Designer

Hello Everyone,
I have the honor of being Guest Designer this month at Dare 2B Artzy. Be sure to stop by their blog first and then the shop to check out all the amazing projects that have been created using these fabulous products. 

Today's Guest Designer Project...
I just recently found these stamps and I am so happy I did. They are so pretty and the sentiments are lovely. Don't forget to visit the shop today and see for yourself! 

First, I stamped the butterfly from the Dare 2B Artzy ~ Butterfly Inspirations set with Versafine Black Onyx ink and sprinkled the outline with clear embossing powder before heat embossing it. Then, I used Yasutomo metallic watercolors to paint the butterfly. The embossed lines keeps the paint from running into the different sections. Lastly, I cut a scalloped circle which would allow my butterfly to be used as the focal point. 


The stamped sentiment is from the same stamp set. I heat embossed it to give it a bit of dimension. Isn't it a beautiful saying?

I used 110lb black cardstock for the cardbase and then cut a scalloped rectangle to coordinate with the scallop circle. I found a piece of pretty pattern paper that matched the color of the butterfly's wings. The final touch was adding black gems in the opposite corners.

Thanks so much Cindy and Kendra for allowing me to be Guest Designer this month. Looking forward to next's week project.

Stay Creative,
Georgiana

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Hello Sunshine

Happy Saturday!
Hope everyone is doing well today.
Yesterday, my hubby and I took a ride to My Favorite Things in Eustis, so I could buy a few of the pieces from the New Release. I had to pick and choose, so I wouldn't break the bank. I sure was eager to play once I got home.

Today's project...
It is summer and I have been quite happy this past week just relaxing. My Caribbean cruise is approaching quickly...Yay! Looking forward to this trip since my son and his girlfriend are going with us. My son hasn't been on a cruise in about 10 years and his girlfriend has never been. It makes me excited thinking about the fun times we are going to have, and I thought that was a good reason to smile.

The hello die is part of the June Release, but sunshine is the free die (while supplies last) if you spend $60. I had the MFT Diagonal Sentiment Strip Cover-Up in my collection. 

The owl is from MFT ~ Owl My Love stamp set. I used Chameleon markers to color him. I chose colors that would match the yellow background.

For the background...I used Tim Holtz distress inks to do some smooshing on watercolor paper. The four colors are: squeezed lemonade, mustard seed, fossilized amber, and scattered straw. 
Hope you have a wonderful weekend. Seems like there are plenty of special events no matter where you live. Enjoy and be sure to smile!

Stay Creative,
Georgiana