Friday, September 22, 2017

CardMaker - Quietfire Design Blog Hop

Welcome to our blog hop with CardMaker magazine!  Make sure you leave a comment on every blog because there will be a $50 Quietfire Gift Certificate awarded randomly to one lucky commenter!  All comments should be made by midnight PST on Sunday, September 24, 2017 and the lucky winner will be announced shortly afterwards!  Good luck!

My card today is all winter and sparkles.  I love fresh snow and am hoping there will be a good couple of feet this winter.  I know my kids (and dog) hope for the same.  For my centerpiece, I stamped and embossed in black the new Quietfire Design stamp Nature is Full of Genius on white cardstock and die cut it out with a stitched circle die.  For my background, I used Distress inks in different shades of blue and overlayed it with a sparkling snowflake die cut from Poppystamps.

The die cut was covered with white diamond glitter and I continued that glitter theme with a couple of strips of silver glitter washi tape down the side of my background.  The circle is slightly offset and popped up with foam tape.

 Thanks so much for looking and I hope you've enjoyed the hop! Next on the hop is Savannah.

Nature is Full of Genius - Mounted

Here is a complete list of the blogs you can visit for a chance to win.  Remember to leave a comment!

Yogi Grunwald
Gaylynn Martling:
Yvonne van de Grijp 
Nicole Coursey:
Diana Nguyen (you are here!)

Friday, September 15, 2017

Looking back ODBD September Release

Good morning!  I hope you are having a wonderful September so far! We're getting into a good routine which is much needed in our household.  That also means I have time set aside to craft - yay!

Here are a couple more with the new ODBD September release this month.  I am really loving the paper pad this month.  I don't use a lot of designer paper because I enjoy making my backgrounds  but this pad has been great.  The cards practically make themselves and having solid coordinating colors is soooo nice.

I made a quilt background for the first card - all with just two sheets of the paper pad!  

For the second card, I die cut out a rectangle to frame my quote.  I popped up the paper and it made it look like an extra large mat - I love those!  I put a quote in mine but I think even a personal picture would be great with such a simple and understated layout.

For more inspiration, be sure and check out the rest of the DT!

Cathy * Sandee * Lisa * Lori * Dawn * Helen

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Dream BIG

I'm on the Elizabeth Craft Design Blog today with these two cards.  Hop on over to get the full instructions on how to make this encouraging card:

Don't forget to leave a comment!  Thank you so much!

Friday, September 1, 2017

Stars and Stripes with ODBD

Our Daily Bread Design's release this month is going to blow you away!  You can make patriotic cards super quick with the Stars and Stripes Paper Pad if you want something bold, the USA Flag Die comes together very easily also.  I made the two cards below in record time!

Instead of gluing the tiny stars back inside the flag, I had covered the card base with double sided adhesive and filled in the stars with diamond glitter after placing all the red, white, and blue on there.

For more beauties using this month's release, please join our blog hop and a chance to win a gift certificate:
Sandee * Cathy * Grace * Lisa * Angie 
Lori * Chris * Dawn * Diana * Helen

Prize Information: 
Three randomly selected winners will each receive a $25 Gift Code to the ODBD Website  just for commenting on the Design Team cards!  You have until September 1, 2017 at 9:00 p.m. EDT to leave your comments on the Designers Blogs for a chance to win!  The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on September 3rd so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

A Whisper on My Nose and Oxide Bakcground

Hello!  Summer is nearing to an end and we are going to skip right on over to winter here with some new stamps from Quietfire Design.  I am showcasing A Whisper On My Nose.  I used the Sue Wilson Australian Collection to frame the sentiment.  

I wanted different shades of blue for the background so I made an oxide ink background for it.  I used very little ink and the background was very quick to make.

I popped up the frame against the background with foam tape.  

Finally I added some glitter blue snowflakes using the snowflake die from the Brrrr set.

I added a ribbon and some flowers to the bottom left corner on the card and added everything on a light blue card base.

 A Whisper on my Nose, Set of 3 - Mounted

A Whisper on my Nose, Set of 3 - Mounted

Brrrrrrr and Snowflake - Metal Cutting Dies

Brrrrrrr and Snowflake - Metal Cutting Dies

Come check out all what's new at Quietfire Design!
Thanks for looking.