Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Dies R Us September Challenge!

September? What happened to the summer?

Our first bi-monthly challenge at Dies R Us is "Back to School"
The school buses are everywhere and kids are standing at the bus stops waiting anxiously....Hmmmm.  Lots of inspiration for your back to school projects and we want to see them!

 Link up your creation to the "Back to School" Challenge link for the opportunity to win a $10 voucher to spend in the Dies R Us Store.  You could be our next winner!

Visit the Dies R Us Challenge Blog for guidelines in the left sidebar.  Most importantly, we want to see how you use die-cuts!

Here is my "Back to School" inspiration...

"You Rule!"

Featured Product
Spellbinders Contemporary Diamonds (Not available)
Spellbinders Nested Apples (Not available)
From my stash...
Bazzill Cardstock
Core'dinations Cardstock
May Arts Twine
Queen & Co. Pearls
Recollections Patterned Paper

Thanks for stopping by to share my "Back to School" inspiration.
Visit the Dies R Us Store for a wide selection of die-cuts!

Thursday, August 13, 2015

CDBZ August "Baby" Blog Hop

It's time for our Craft-Dee BowZ August Blog Hop!
The Design Team is excited to share some fabulous "baby themed" inspiration with you. Visit our blogs, leave a comment and you could win a 25 yard spool of yummy ribbon!

Start at the Craft-Dee BowZ  Blog for quidelines and prize information.   From there you will visit each of the design team member blogs listed below.  If you get lost along the way just refer back to the Craft-Dee BowZ Blog for links.

Enjoy the hop and don't forget to leave a comment on each of the listed blogs. Our team is small, so it won't take long and you'll see wonderful inspiration along the way!

Here is my vintage baby card inspiration...


I love vintage and nothing is more vintage than Graphic 45 papers!  This card is made with leftovers in my stash from the Baby 2 Bride Collection.  The cradled babies remind me of  the lullaby, "Rock A Bye Baby".  The chipboard "Lullaby" is covered with Gesso, Acrylic Paint and Perfect Pearls.  The angle of the word and music notes made it a perfect fit for my card.  A few die-cuts and a tinted rose along with vintage corners embellish the card.  I also inked the edges of the papers to enhance the vintage appearance.  The multi loop bow was created using my wonderful Craft-Dee BowZ Bow Making Tool.

I hope my card has inspired you in some way.
Enjoy our August Craft-Dee BowZ Blog Hop
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Craft-Dee BowZ " Hope...Believe...Dream" Canvas

I'm up on the Craft-Dee BowZ Blog today with my August Design Team inspiration.  August?  Where did June and July go?   This month, we are working with yellow, lavender, and mint green ribbons along with stencils on our projects.
I chose to make an altered canvas wall hanging using one of my favorite stencils...
"Hope, Believe, Dream"

I used lots of spray mists to give the background coat some shimmer.  Next, I placed the stencil and used inks over the entire area.  Before removing the stencil, I added glass bead gel over the flower area. It gives great texture and a unique appearance when it has dried.  I removed the stencil, let the glass bead gel completely air dry and added some extra color to the flowers.  To finish off the flowers, I used green Flower Soft at the top of each stem just below the flower base.  This is another great product for adding texture to projects.  The butterflies are die-cut from glitter paper and vellum.  I used three die-cut words as the quote and added a few sequins for more texture.  The yellow ruffled trim is hot glued around the perimeter of the canvas. The final embellishment is the lovely lavender bow created with my Craft-Dee BowZ Tool
Featured Product

From my stash... 
Cheery Lynn Mini Dimensional Butterflies Die-Cut
Close To My Heart Ink - Sorbet, Taffy
Design Team Product - Ribbon, Ruffled Trim, Sequins
Flower Soft - Green
Liquitex Glass Bead Gel 
My Little Yellow Bicycle Die-Cut Words
Prima Mulberry Rosse and Stencil
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist
Other: Oval canvas

I hope I have inspired you today with my "Hope, Believe, Dream" canvas.

Thanks for stopping by!

Join our August Challenge, "Anything goes and include a handmade bow."  You could be our challenge winner and receive a Craft-Dee BowZ Badge for your blog sidebar!

Stay tuned for Craft-Dee BowZ August Blog Hop!


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