Saturday, March 31, 2012

Things with Wings

Hello! Jodi here today with a card inspired by this weeks challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs, Things with Wings.

The base card was created by layering the largest Scalloped Square Nesting Die and Classic Square Silver Stacker. The second set of layers being the the third size from the Scalloped French Flair Nesting Die and the Classic French Flair Silver Stacker. Have you seen all the new corner dies? They have endless possibilities! I added a corner behind the center of each peak on the French Flair to add a bit of lacy elegance to the card, Lace Corner Deco C.  The third layer was cut from the second smallest dies from Scalloped Circle Stackers Nesting Die and Classic Circle Silver Stacker dies.

I adhered each set of layers with foam adhesive giving the card dimension, and emphasizing the butterfly. 

Here is a close up of the Small Lace Butterfly. Isn’t she just gorgeous! She has so many amazing details! I was going to add some flowers and foliage by I really wanted her to stand out alone, showing off her beauty!
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Saturday, March 24, 2012

Easter Garden

Hello everyone!  I'm here with another layout for Cheery Lynn Designs.
We’ve had a streak of record breaking temps with beautiful sunshine which has given me a bad case of spring fever. Since it is way to early to start digging in the garden, I thought I would create one for you using my dies!   
 A strip of patter paper layered atop the new Bunny and Chick border was place down the center. I cut two diecuts from the Mega Tea Party Doily. Using only about 2/3 of each die, I placed one on each side of my center strip. The English Tea Party Doily is layered in the center of the Mega Doily…a little extra lace and frilliness for her first Easter!
 Of course we have to have a Picket Fence around the garden! I lightly inked some of the edges of the fence posts with Ranger Distress ink Pumice Stone and then applied a generous coat of Ranger Rock Candy distress paint in areas to give the fence an aged look.  
 I “hid” a few eggs and a bunny that were created using the new Nesting Eggs, one egg being decorated with Lace Egg Four. The larger white flower was created using four layers of the Sweet Williams die, two layers each size. The center being the Darling Daisies. A pink Medium Rose is to the left and Frangipani to the right, again using the Darling Daisies as the flower center. A yellow Miniature Rose is nestled in among the eggs, while a Mini Butterfly rests gently amidst the branches of the Fanciful Flourish. 
 The larger yellow flower was created using three layers of the Stacker Flower #3 die, with the Darling Daisies cut in yellow as the flower center. The flowers around consist of  white and pink Large Roses, a white Medium Rose, and Darling Daisies two of which were created with two layers of each size to create a fuller flower. A pink Miniature Rose rests near the top of the photos while a Small #2 Butterfly flutters gently above the garden.

Can you believe about half of the leaves and the flourishes were cut from white cardstock and colored with a combination of Ranger Distress inks? The inks really bring out the detail of the dimensional dies! The foliage for the garden consists of Fanciful Flourish, Stacker Flower #1 Leaf, Olive Branches, Small Leaves #2.
I hope you enjoyed our stroll through the garden and are ready to test your green thumb!
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I used the current sketch challege at My Creative Sketches as the inspiration for my layout. 

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Saturday, March 17, 2012

Berry Sweet

Hello!  I back today with a couple projects for Cheery Lynn Designs. First I have a card that was inspired by this weeks challenge, Flourishes.

I started with the Fanciful Flourish and added my strawberries on top. I then cut a second flourish but cut it into pieces strategically tucking in swirls here and there. I’ve also added the Olive Branches and Stacker Flower #1 Leaf. I used the middle size and smallest Dancing Daisies for buds. 
The smallest of the Scalloped Cover Rectangle Stacker set, enhanced with the Coved Rectangle Stitching Tool makes the perfect background for my sentiment sticker.

Other die used: Tiffany Border

My second project is a little off the wall….well, actually it is ON the wall! I decided the words were a bit plain. I cut the Mega Flourish Two in a copper color vinyl and carefully, with the help of transfer tape, applied the flourish around the letters and directly to the wall using the same technique I used in the tutorial found here.

I had so much fun adding the flourish that cut butterflies from Exotic Butterfly Small #2 and added them as well!

Don’t the added flourishes and butterflies really liven up the full arrangement?!

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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Blog Hop Cheery Lynn Designs!

Hello! I am so glad you have stopped in today!

Our design team has been busy creating with the newly released Easter dies from Cheery Lynn Designs and we are doing a blog hop.  Visit each of the team members blogs and leave a comment. One lucky person from each blog will win the Lace Egg that the design team  member shared in her post.  Also be sure to leave a comment on Cheery Lynn Designs blog for a chance to win the Nesting Egg dies. Winners will be announced on the 19th along with this week's challenge winner. Good luck and have fun hopping.

I've use Lace Egg Four!!

I have created a card using the Lace Egg Four layered atop the smallest Nesting Egg.  To create the polka dotted egg, I cut the next size larger Nesting Egg as the base. The dots were cut from the smallest die in the Scalloped Window Stackers set. For a bit of texture, I embossed the background using the Petite Hearts Embossing Plate.

I dressed up the eggs with a springy bouquet from the largest and middle size Darling Daisies and a couple leaves from the Small Leaves 2 set. The tag for the sentiments is the smallest die from the Scalloped Coved Rectangle Stackers Nesting die set, and pierced using the Small Coved Rectangle Piercing Tool.

I hope you enjoyed my bit of spring! Leave a comment here for your chance to win

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Now time to head to Kianel’s blog for some more special treats!

Jodi (Your here)

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Sweet By and By

Hello! I'm here with another layout of my great niece. Isn’t she just the sweetest?!

To the left of the photo, you see the Japanese Garden Lace Oval layered with the Stackers Nesting Oval - Scallop. A collection of beautiful Lace Corners have been added to the store. Have you seen them?! They are absolutely gorgeous and very versatile! Here I dressed up my scallop oval by adding one from the Lace Corner Deco C set to the top and bottom. I just adore the loops and swirls of the little doily from the center of Dutch Scallop Square Frame, but rather than use it in one area, I cut it into quarters and strategically tucked them into the layers.

To create my flower, I cut 4 layers from Stacker Flower #3. I lightly brushed the edges of the petals with Glimmer Mist, then curled and folded each petal for a more life-like feel. I adhered the layers staggering the petals as I went. One layer of Cuties #1 was assembled for the center of my flower. Once complete, I added leaves from Stacker Flower #1 and foliage from Olive Branches atop the Fanciful Flourish. I also added a Miniature Rose and leaf from Small Dimensional Leaves #2.

To the right of the photo I have placed a couple more pieces of the doily from Dutch Scallop Square Frame. Lace Light Deco Border dresses up the edges of the top layer, while 2 pieces of Anastasia Border are placed back to back down the center of the top layer. With such an adorable little face, I just had to add Two of Hearts, using the larger heart as the base for my chipboard sentiment. I tucked a few leaves from the Dimension Small leaves #2 set and adorned with one of my favorites dies…Exotic Butterfly Mini. The Border Carnivale boldly lies across the bottom of the layout defining the feel of the entire layout.

I hope you have enjoyed today's creation! 
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Saturday, March 3, 2012

Enchanted Forest

Hello! I'm here today with a card for Cheery Lynn Designs featuring the Enchanted Forest Frame.

Frames are an excellent addition in enhancing a photo, sentiment, stamp image, or even a rubon image. I have a very minimal stamp collection yet, however I have gathered many rubons and journaling tags!

The details of the Enchanted Forest Frame really is the perfect finishing touch to this card!

Dies used:

Instructions for the Joy Fold Card can be found at Splitcoast Stampers.

A special thank you to Phillis Gullick from Diamond Card Craft for providing the Eazi Score board used to create my card. 
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