Monday, May 21, 2018

Time for a little tag


Today I am sharing a fun tag to create.






I started with a plain white tag and then used a stencil and some ink to get the background.




Next, I wanted to make some flowers and decided to try something different. I put glue down on a piece of cardstock and start laying string by string down until I got it to the size I wanted. I used the Crushed Lavender Solid Twine.





Next I used some of my flower dies and cut out the number of flowers that I wanted.



I also used a vine die and put that behind the flowers.




To finish off my flowers, I layered them and added a brad to the center. I used a ribbon at the top and a “Thanks” brad at the bottom.





I hope you will check out not only the twine the the tags in the Whisker Graphics Store. Until next time, I hope you have fun doing something creative.



Wednesday, May 9, 2018

An anniversary card

Today I am sharing an anniversary card using dies from Dies R Us.  Please check out the Blog to see how I created this pretty card.


Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Mission Trip to Dominican Republic

Today I am sharing with you a fun layout page created using dies from Dies R Us.

I hope you check out the tutorial over at the Dies R Us blog.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you will leave a message before you leave.


Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Bright and colorful sympathy card

Colleen from Scrappin Granny here sharing a sweet sympathy card.






I started with this bright and beautiful papers from Graphics 45.  I used the African Circle die by Amy Design for all the cut outs on this card.  












For the next layer I wanted to add a little bit of white so I laced a piece a paper around.





To finish off the card I used Greetings die by Karen Burniston and the Small Exotic Butterflies by Cheery Lynn.  I used the Best Glue Ever to adhere everything down.






Don't forget to come join in the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog. There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store. For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.


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Saturday, April 7, 2018

Tickle me Yellow

HI ... Welcome to the Saturday April 7th Creative Inspiration DT BLOG HOP challenge.
Please Hop along through all 10 designers blog challenges. Please follow each one, leave a comment so we know you took time to visit. Be sure to finish at the Creative Inspiration Blog where you will be entered for a bonus ballot to win a Blog Hop prize.
8. Colleen LoVette-- You are HERE
If you choose to play along with our challenge then play along with any one or as many of the projects you saw in the blog hop. Post your project in the comments section and tell us which one you played along with. You have all month long to play along. Can't wait to see what you share with us.
Have fun.
Tickle me yellow.  For the blog hop for Creative Inspiration my challenge is to take something that you normally might throw away and turn it into something useful.  It could be used on a card, layout or like what I created for a centerpiece for our dining room table.


This was a wine bottle that I sprayed yellow and then glued yellow feathers on it, added some eyes and of course a peak.

I can't wait to see what you will create and share with us.




Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Fun with vellum

Today I am sharing a card made using vellum and some awesome dies from Dies R Us.


I started by adding the cardstock background.  All my papers are some from my scraps, which is a great way to use your scraps.


Next I used the Basket Weave die by Frantic Stamper.  

Since I wanted the panel a little bigger I cut out a 2nd one and meshed them together.




I had some vellum flowers that I glued on top using the Best Glue Ever to adhere everything down.

Since I didn't want  the flourishes to be white I inked up them using Distress Inks by Tim Holtz.  I then cut them out using Leafy Flourish by Cheery Lynn Designs.




I used the Karen Burniston Greeting die for the title.

To finish off the card I used Gemini die to add the lace at the top and backed it with some of the leftover vellum that was inked.



Don't forget to come join in the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog. There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store. For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.


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Monday, April 2, 2018

Pretty In Pinks


Today I am  sharing a couple of cards using twine from Whisker Graphics.
These cards are fast and easy to make and we all need cards on hand so I hope you will give these a try.


This card is so simple. First I distressed the edges after adding a pink background and wound twine around the card. I used the soft and beautiful Divine Twine Bamboo in pink
I then used a sizzix die to cut out the stars and glued them on. Of course you need a little bling so I added a strip down the side. The title was cut out using a die and the card is done.
This card took a little longer but was so fun to create.

I started by adding brown cardstock to the front of the card.

Next I used a poppy die by Memory Box and cut out three poppies. If you put part of the die behind the first poppy cut out, you can make it look more like a bouquet. Don't throw away those poppies you will be using them.


Cut out three more poppies but this time use some green cardstock. Now you just glue the green on top of the pink. Turn the pink over and then add whatever color of cardstock you would like to create your poppies.




I used the soft and beautiful Divine Twine Bamboo in pink to wrap around the card just to finish off the card.

Please take time to check out the wonderful products you will find in the Whisker Graphics store