Thursday, November 20, 2014

Birthday Card ~ Anchors Aweigh

Hey crafty friends it is release time over a Verve Stamps.

I have another nautical card to share.



*Card base 4.25 x 5.5 in.
*Anchor and ship wheel from the Strong Anchor stamp set from Verve Stamps.
*Sentiment from the Doodled Occasions stamp set from Verve Stamps.
*Circles cut using the Nesting Circle die set from We R Memory Keepers.
*Embossed using the Lighthouse folder from Darice.
*Embossed using the Cuttlebug Charles folder from Provo Craft.
*Vellum from my stash.
*Danube Blue and Rich Cocoa stamp pads from Memento.

May your day always be filled with love.
Crafty hugs,   
D~

Please join me and play along with these wonderful challenges:
Verve Diva Inspiration Naturally navy
Verve Diva Dare Vellum visions
Viva la Verve November week #2 sketch
Word Art Wednesday #159 Anything goes
DL Art November linky

    Inspiration sketch

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Christmas Card ~ Season's Greetings {2nd Post}

It's release week over at My Creative Time.
                                                            My Creative Time

I do LOVE to play with my wonderful MCT goodies.
Miss Emma's stamps and dies are some of my all time favorites.
It is also challenge time there. 
I decided to use the sketch for my inspiration.



*Card base 4.25 x 5.5 in.
*Holly from the Boughs of Holly stamp and die set from My Creative Time.
*Holly cut using the Boughs of Holly set from My Creative Time.
*Sentiment from the Winter Cheer stamp and die set from My Creative Time.
*Circles cut using the Bunch of Fun Circle Dies set from My Creative Time.
*Embossed using the Cuttlebug D'Vine Swirl folder from Provo Craft.
*Embossed using the Snowflakes 9 folder from Sizzix.
*Glitter design paper from the David Tutera Collection.
*Tuxedo black stamp pad from Memento.

May your day always be filled with love.
Crafty hugs,   
D~

Please join me and play along with these wonderful challenges
My Creative Time Designer challenge Sketch, colors and/or photo inspired
Word Art Wednesday #159 Anything goes
DL Art Thankful Thursday #144 Anything Christmas
Jo's Scrap Shack #66 Anything goes
Add a Little Dazzle #52 Inspiration photo or anything goes

         Inspiration sketch

Birthday Card ~ Nautical Shaker {1st Post}

Hey crafty friends it is release time over a Verve Stamps.


As you probably already know I am a huge fan of Verve stamps and dies.
Julee has a lot of yummy crafting goodies. Go check it out.
The rope circle, anchor, ship wheel and sentiment
I used on today's card are from my Verve collection.



*Card base 4.25 x 5.5 in.
*Rope circle from the Strong Anchor stamp set from Verve Stamps.
*Anchor and ship wheel cut using the Nautical Die set from Verve Stamps.
*Sentiment from the Doodled Occasions stamp set from Verve Stamps.
*Circle frame cut using the Nesting Circle die set from We R Memory Keepers.
*Embossed using the Cuttlebug Anchors Aweigh folder from Provo Craft.
*Embossed using the Cuttlebug Charles folder from Provo Craft.
*Vellum for shaker window from my stash.
*Danube Blue stamp pads from Memento.

May your day always be filled with love.
Crafty hugs,   
D~

Please join me and play along with these wonderful challenges:
Verve Diva Inspiration Naturally navy
Verve Diva Dare Vellum visions
Viva la Verve November week #2 sketch
Word Art Wednesday #159 Anything goes
DL Art November linky
Jo's Scrap Shack #66 Anything goes
Add a Little Dazzle #52 Inspiration photo or anything goes

    Inspiration sketch

Monday, November 17, 2014

Birthday Card ~ Starry Night {2nd Post}

I played with a little glittery goodness today.
First I die cut the Verve stars from the larger 
circle then scattered them about the edges.
Next I embossed the vellum with the lighthouse.
To finish off my card I added this great Verve sentiment.



*Card base 4.25 x 5.5 in.
*Sentiment from the Treasured Words stamp set from Verve Stamps.
*Stars cut using the Starry Die set from Verve Stamps.
*Circle frame cut using the Nesting Circle die set from We R Memory Keepers.
*Vellum embossed using the Lighthouse folder from Darice.
*Glitter paper and vellum from my stash.
*Danube Blue stamp pads from Memento.

May your day always be filled with love.
Crafty hugs,   
D~

Please join me and play along with these wonderful challenges:
Verve Diva Inspiration Naturally navy
Verve Diva Dare Vellum visions
Viva la Verve November week #2 sketch
Word Art Wednesday #158 Anything goes
DL Art November linky
Add a Little Dazzle #51 Inspiration photo or anything goes
Simon Says {Mon} To the moon {stars}
Simon Says {Wed} We're seeing stars

    Inspiration sketch

Birthday Card ~ Nautical Navy {1st Post}

I went with a nautical theme for my birthday card.
First I cut out a large circle and panel from design paper.
Next I stamped the rope circle and sentiment on my vellum window.
To finish off my card I added the die cut anchor.


*Card base 4.25 x 5.5 in.
*Rope circle from the Strong Anchor stamp set from Verve Stamps.
*Sentiment from the Small Celebrations stamp set from Verve Stamps.
*Anchor cut using the Nautical Die set from Verve Stamps.
*Circle frame cut using the Nesting Circle die set from We R Memory Keepers.
*Design paper from the By the Sea Collection from Graphic 45.
*Vellum from my stash.
*Danube Blue stamp pads from Memento.

May your day always be filled with love.
Crafty hugs,   
D~

Please join me and play along with these wonderful challenges:
Verve Diva Inspiration Naturally navy
Verve Diva Dare Vellum visions
Viva la Verve November week #2 sketch
Word Art Wednesday #158 Anything goes
Add a Little Dazzle #51 Inspiration photo or anything goes
Simon Says {Mon} To the moon {stars}
Simon Says {Wed} We're seeing stars

    Inspiration sketch

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Thinking of You Card ~ More Vellum

I played with a little more vellum.
This time I stamped this beautiful butterfly then die cut it out.
Next I die cut the vellum doily and even added 
a vellum panel behind the light blue one.
I embossed the purple panel to add a little dimension.
To finish off I added rhinestone accents.




*Card base 4.25 x 5.5 in.
*Butterfly from the Happy Place stamp set from Verve Stamps.
*Butterfly cut using the Happy Doodles die set from Verve Stamps.
*Sentiment from the Treasured Words stamp set from Verve Stamps.
*Vellum doily cut using the Tear Drop Circles die set from Spellbinders.
*Embossed using the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder from Provo Craft.
*Danube Blue stamp pads from Memento.
*Rhinestones from my stash.

May your day always be filled with love.
Crafty hugs,   
D~

Please join me and play along with these wonderful challenges:
Verve Diva Inspiration Naturally navy
Verve Diva Dare Vellum visions
Viva la Verve November week #1 sketch
Word Art Wednesday #158 Anything goes
DL Art November linky
Jo's Scrapshack #66 Anything goes
Loves Rubber Stamps #126 Cool colors
Little Scrap Pieces Show it off Saturday
Add a Little Dazzle #51 Inspiration photo or anything goes

     Inspiration sketch
 

My Crafty Craft Craft Space

Over at Moxie Fab World they are having a fun challenge 
where we all get to share photos of our crafting space.
Here is my own little crafty space.


As you can see my craft space is quite cozy. I share the space with a guest bed and other assorted household storage. In this little old 965 sq. ft home space is definitely limited. As a matter of fact I'm standing on the bed to take this photo. When guests come we move in here and give them our bedroom. Wouldn't want to subject them to all of my creative clutter. They may never come again. lol.
Some of my ribbon is stored in a hanging Celebrate It ribbon box I got at Michaels. I have it hanging on the side of my 12x12 shelves you'll see in the next picture.
My 8x11 paper, stamps,stamp pads and assorted other crafting goodies are in assorted plastic drawers behind and beside my craft space.
My 12x12 paper is stored in Iris 12x12 containers.
The white containers in the front left corner of my picture and ones to the left outside of the picture hold my Verve Stamps, My Creative Time, Technique Tuesday, Lawn Fawn, My Favorite Things, Peachy Keen, CardzTV, Taylored Expression, and.... okay I admit it I'm addicted.


Next up is where I keep my Cricut cartridges and assorted crafting goodies. I got these 12x12 Recollection shelves at Michaels. I have three of them stacked up on the end of my crafting table. They are the perfect size to hold the cartridge boxes and the medium sized Snapware containers. The Snapware containers act as little drawers and hold my markers, gel pens, glitter and assorted other crafty goodies. This is my favorite of all of my storage ideas.


Next is where I keep my extra die cuts and design paper scraps. I got the containers at Michaels and the accordian folders at Staples. I just started to organize these this way so it is a work in progress. If I showed you a picture of all of my extra cuts and where they are now it would frighten you. lol.



My 4x6 and 5x7 Cuttlebug and assorted embossing folders are stored in the three Itso Small Bins I got at Target. I have them labled and sorted by theme.
Above them stored in Art Bins are my assorted Cuttlebug dies, assorted other dies and and embossing folders smaller than 4x6.
Next to them is how I have my Cricut Expression and my Silhouette Portrait. I got the metal shelf at Storables so my machines can co-exist in the same small space.


My Cricut overlays are stored in these larger Snapware ribbon containers. I have most of the handbooks packed up and have them downloaded and stored digitally on my tablet.


Here is were (in theory) I store my solid scrap pieces in two more of the 12x12 shelves placed sideways under my crafting table. I say in theory because this is just were they end up when I go through the piles and sort them when I have time. lol. They are all sorted by color. One of them is on a wire shelf and the buckets underneath hold assorted adhesives and 3D craft samples.


Oh my goodness I didn't expect this to be such a long post.
I have tons of crafting goodies that can not be seen in these photos.
My name is D~ and I have an addiction.......

I hope you liked seeing where I create my projects.
I apologize about the messy mess but I do make a mess when I create. lol

Thanks so much for stopping by!
I love when you leave me comments so I know when you've been here.

May your day always be filled with love.
D~

Please check out these wonderful challenges I've entered.
Moxie Fab World Throwdown challenge: Let's see your workspace