Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Spring Time Makes the Roses Bloom

What a special week.
PPCF is celebrating I am Roses.
Why is that special?
Besides the fact that all of our sponsors are soooo amazing?
They Make Flowers.......

Using this gorgeous image by Ching Chou Kuik called
I've set my card on the latest Creative Basics 
and an older but still just as fabulous die called

And All these delicious blooms from I am Roses
D1-320 Blue Daisy
D1-48 Yellow Daisy
R2-839 Green roses
S3-839 Green Cherry blossoms
R8-170 Baby Blue Roses

Jump on over to PPCF for a coupon code from I am Roses

Friday, May 12, 2017

Creating with Creative Basics

It's Creative Basics Week at PPCF.
I can guarentee there's nothing basic about these dies.
as a matter of fact, it's easy to use them to create beauty all on their own.

Here I've taken the Basic Stitched Flag. Usi two dies; one smaller than the other.
It depends on how large you'd like your bow as to which you use.

Taking dbl sided paper, I cut them all out a series of the smaller version. The larger is only used fo the bottom row. Then we hot glue the ends. I used mini close pins to keep them secure until I was ready to form the ring. Now we do just that. Keeping in mind to keep the spacing equal. In this step, it may be easier to cut the forked pieces off.

Once finished, I took the larger and smaller, gluing the smaller a top the lager and once again, keeping in mind the spacing, created the bottom matt.
Finally I hot glued the two pieces together.
I added a little bling in my center. 
This was a super quick project to create a stunning ribbon.

Next I played with some butterflies.
I took a textured cloth, cut it to size and glued it down for my base,
I framed it with Basic Background Builder I cut in half.
Then  using Fancy Rectangles and Layers I cut out a designed paper and a sheer paper and glued them together. 
And realized I had oopsed. I placed the butterfly paper upside down.
oh dear, well I left it that way and it's not tooooo noticeable.
Then a cut butterflies out using Dotted Wings Set and that printed paper so my butterflies look like butterflies.
Popped on a sentiment and some brads and again have a super quick card.

What have you made lately using only dies?
Try it, it's addictive 

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Beauty of Spring

Good Morning, Dorinda here with some happy Spring inspiration,

Today, I've used

I gotta say, I am having a blast with the new LDRS Creative products.

Today I've taken one of the images, Ballerina Tutu, From All Dressed Up Set. There are 3 little

sweeties in this set. All with their own sentiment.

I used the gogeous Dotty Doily Die Set for some offset dimension.

Then placed them on the frame and base portion of Allifair build-A-Card Die

I cut out some flowers and hearts from Dotty Doily Die Set.

of course, this begged for the leaves from Grace Build-A-Card

sentiment is from

and paper used is

Tea Time Paper Pack from Polkadoodles

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Have a little

TLC Faith that is...

Have I said how much I love the new LDRS Creative Product?
I'm using the new Azure TLC collection... again, LOL.
Oh my, I love it...
I get beautiful, quick creations simply by mixing and matching the ready to use accessories.

I've taken the Azure Cut Outs, Stamped with a seniment from 
With papers from the Splendid Azure Paper Pack, I've taken a FaTABulous Die
cut the die on one end, adjusted to frame my cutout. Then cut the other end.
I simply cut a straight line from one cut end to the other to make and adorable new piece.
Then I did it once more using the larger piece.
Finally, a card was born.

 See ya soon,

Monday, April 17, 2017

Round & Rawwwww

First off, I must apologize for the pictures.
I created this wheel for my youngest son's teacher's daughter.
(Wow, say that three times.)
My son's teacher is so amazing to him and he's a little rascal.
My time was very scarce and took me forever. Had to have it just right lol
 I snapped quick pics at the end to get it to school.

I got this ferris wheel from Make it Crafty quite a while ago.
I've never made it because...I have three little boys and Daddy
 would not be thrilled with me making them a girly wheel. :(

oh, I digress....

So little man lovesssss dinosaurs and so does this little girl. 
Ohhhh,, yesssss.
I also have this polkadoodles Dino pack I bought and it'd be perfect.

I tried to find a nice mix or girly/dino. 
It turned out much darker than I would have liked but the little lady loved it.
That's all that matters. :D

I added little dino buttons with the button part cut off, in the chairs.
The little characters come pre-colored on as digi in the kit.
I chose pre-colored. They are too adorable.
I inserted to a Word Doc, copied, pasted and flipped the image, 
fussy cut them out, then hot glued them with a Popsicle stick in between. stuck the stick in the base and secured the bottom.
I added a ton of rhinestones to glam it up and the sweet little green and turquoise blue blooms from

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Azure Hellos

Hey Hey, Dorinda here with today's post.
I've used tons of the newest goodies.

I began by coloring my flowers in the paper pack tones
B39, 99, 32
Y28, 26, 32
G29, 16, YG13
Cut out a few flower and leaf pieces using the included dies.
Then I friskited my image and sprayed the back; using B99. 
I then used a burlap cloth, soaked gently with colorless blender. 
Held on area for 3 secs and created an awesome back. 
After, I sprayed Y26  just around the flower area.
I attached all my pieces, attached it to my Slendid Azure Paper.
With the Washi Sticker; I cut it in half on the narrow side to create a thinner strip.
Attached by sentiment, then worked the tape into it's proper place. 
It was a super easy, super fun card to make.
I love how it turned out.
See ya soon,

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Pencil love

I think I mentioned a bit back how I am trying to expand myself; using other mediums.
I've always love the freedom and control of pencils.
 I've tried the water color ones and even actual water color pans.

When I attended Jennifer Dove's Boot Camp last November, I received a tin of Aqua blends Essentials. 
There are beautiful colors that can be used for skin and who doesn't need that? 
(I might add, Boot Camp was AMAZING!! If you can, go.)
So, when I had a chance to play with some pencils from Crafer's Companion, I was all on board.

To add to my Aqua Blends, I tried the florals
These colors are just splendid.
Now, I might add, since I'm not very knowledgeable,
 I kinda wait until I have a nice variation before I play.
I know, they can all be mixed...

Ok, now I have two Aqua Blend tins.

I took A Polkadoodles Stamp, "Tulip" I've been waiting to try and
I sat down to color.
First, I want to say; the colors are rich and vibrant
But when I added water, Oh my, They came to life.
The blend was so nice; without leaving streaks or lines.
Loved them!!!

Ok, Addiction happening.
I wanted more.

I got the tin of Color Blend Essentials, (Yes more skin :D)
Now, first let me say...I got lazy and printed her on the watercolor piece left from tulip.
Don't do that.

I could not get the tooth down enough
look at the colors!!!
and like the Aqua Blend, they were a delight to play with.

I hope you enjoyed today's version of my pencil mania.
Until next time.
Big Hugs,