Wednesday, September 26, 2018

How to recycle and make beautiful cards

My turn to share something using dies from Dies R Us.  Please check out the Dies R Us Blog to see how you can create beautiful cards with items you might have thrown away before.



Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Another card using wonderful sequins

I got to do a 2nd card using sequins from Spiegel Mom Scraps and this time I made a fall card and used the Mahogany sequins.  Don't forget there are great sketches over at Stick it Down, so come on over and give one of them a try.




Thursday, September 20, 2018

Using some sequins

Don't you just love using sequins on your cards and layouts, well I do.  Here is a fun card based on the sketch at Stick it Down and sequins and a free die cut from Spiegel Mom Scraps.  Please check out both of the sites.



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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Some Manly Cards





Today I am sharing a couple of manly cards I made  using dies from Dies R Us.  Please head over to the Dies R Us Blog to see how easy these were to create.




Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Fall is in the air

It is starting to smell like fall so I guess it is time for a fall birthday card.  Please check out the Dies R Us Blog to see how to create this card.


Monday, August 27, 2018

How to create a great twine holder

Today I am sharing how to make a twine holder for all your wonderful twine you get from Whisker Graphics.

Sharing a must have for your craft room. I just love all my twine I get from Whisker Graphics but had no way to store them so I came up with an idea.





I bought a wooden lazy susan and had my husband drill additional holes and cut the dowel rods cut into a size that would hold two balls of twine. I didn't have to glue or nail the dowels in they fit perfectly.

You can stack them on top of each other and color code them. Next time you go to use your twine just cut off the amount you need and you are all set.

I got two of these from the purchase of one lazy susan so I now have lots of room for more twine. (Can you tell I love my twine from Whisker Graphics.

Thanks for stopping by and stop by and let me know if you give this a try and please check out the store at Whisker Graphics to see all the other wonderful products.




Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Time for a themed birthday card

Today I picked a beach theme for this birthday card.  Please check out the Dies R Us Blog to see how easy it was to create.


Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Dreamsicle Salad Recipe page using dies from Dies R Us

This is such a yummy salad I just knew it had to go in my grandkids recipe books.  Please check out the Dies R Us Blog to see just how easy it is to create the page.


Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Christmas in July

You know it is never too early to get a head start on your Christmas card.  Today I am sharing one I made using dies from Dies R Us.  Please check out the blog to see how quick and easy this card is to create.


Monday, July 9, 2018

Birthday Banner

My project this month for Whiskers Graphics was making a birthday banner.


Please check out the Whiskers Graphics Blog to see how I created this fun and easy banner.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Happy July 4th Birthday

Happy 4th of July everyone.  Today I am sharing how to make this red, white and blue birthday card over on the Dies R Us Blog.   Please take a little time to check out the great dies at the DRU store.





Thanks for taking the time to stop by and have a fun and safe 4th of July.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Let's Eat

Today I am sharing a recipe page with you.  I am making recipe books for each of my grandchildren and my hope is to give it to them at a Bridal Shower so I still have lots of time to get them done.



I started with the background paper and went into my scraps to find some papers to add behind.


I used two different dies for this page.


I used the Cutter Bees Dies set-Mason Jars by EK Success to cut our the jars.  I love this set because it is so very versatile and can be used in many different ways.



Secret Garden Flower 4 by Dee's Distinctively was used for the flowers.


Everything was adhered down using the Best Glue Ever.


The beads along the top and down the sides were ones that I melted down.

Monday, June 25, 2018

Chase Your Dreams

Today I am sharing my June card made for Stick it Down and below you can see the wonderful sketch we got to work with.  You still have some time late to get a card down.  Please check out the Blog (http://stickitdown.blogspot.com/).



Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Springtime card

I am sharing a quick and easy card you can make using dies and inks from Dies R Us.  Please head over to the Blog to see the quick and easy tutorial.


I can't wait to see what you create.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

It is time to play a little Pac Man

Remember playing Pac Man when you were younger, well I did and now it is popular again and my grandkids even have played it.  I am sharing a card with you that I made using dies from Dies R Us.  Please check out the BLOG to see how easy it is to create.




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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