Monday, March 25, 2013

Brand New Bicycle

A warm hello to everyone. Today I am sharing with you a easel card I made for the Cheery Lynn "Celebrate" Challenge.  Remembering as a child when you would get a brand new bicycle for your birthday I thought a childs birthday card with a brand new bicycle on it would be a nice choice. I started with some cute cupcake paper  and chose the colors green and blue to match up with that paper making it bright and cheery. I used the  French Flair Scalloped and French Flair Classic to make the kool shape for the card base as well as a background shape for the popped up cupcake and the Little Pink Bicycle. I cut the bicycle in three different colors and then used parts of each color to assemble a bicycle that any child would love to have. I then added some glossy accents to the handlebars. seat and tires. I fussy cut some strawberries from the paper and put them into the basket of the bicycle. I made a daisy  from the Daisy Strip and added some leaves from the Flourish Leaf Strip. I added one of the hearts from the Two of Hearts set and added an embossed verse on top.  I threaded some ribbon through  the Ribbon Eyelet Border and attached it to the base along with the Happy Birthday greeting.
Come on over and join us in the Cheery Lynn Challenge  where you will have a chance to win a $20.00  shopping spree by entering our challenge. For even more inspiration go to the Cheery Lynn Inspirational Blog where you can enjoy even more creations from our talented design team.

Dies Used
French Flair Scalloped   XL-13
French Flair Classic  XL-12
Little Pink Bicycle  A195
Daisy Strip  B259
Flourish Leaf Strip  B178
Two of Hearts   DL128
Ribbon Eyelet Border  B116
Happy Birthday   B226 - B231

Monday, March 18, 2013

Showers Bring Flowers

Well here it is monday morning again and time to share my spring theme card for the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge. It is called "Showers Bring Flowers" but as I was designing it we had snow showers. But I am positive spring is just around the corner.  I have used the large sunflower doily placed over  the top corner of the card. Layered my flower Seed packet on top of the lg sunflower doily and added some small flowers to the packet from the BAF 2 embellishments. A funky sunflower was added to the top corner with the ever so beautiful leaves from the rose leaf strip. Gotta love these leaves. Balanced the card  off with the  italian flourish tiny doily adding the cutie finge II flower on top. With a couple of mini fanciful flourishes, grass border and a couple of funky dragon flys  from the  tiny things with wings set it was complete. I Hope I have inspired you into coming over to Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge and joining us in this fun spring challenge. You will have a chance to win the $ 20.00 store credit by entering .  You can also visit the Cheery Lynn Designs Inspirational Blog for even more ideas for using these beautiful dies.

Dies used:
Lg Sunflower Doily DL181
BAF #2 Embellishments  B188
Sunflower   DL121
Rose Leaf Strip  B241
Italian Flourish Tiny Doily  DL233
Cutie Fringe II  B256
Mini Fanciful Flourish  B117s
Grass Border  B126
Tiny Things with Wings   B266

Monday, March 11, 2013

Hoppy Easter

 Good monday morning to everyone. Nice to see you here. With easter just around the corner Cheery Lynn Designs  is doing a easter theme for their challenge this week. I decided to do a 12x12 easter title page layout.  This page was so enjoyable to do with the awesome dies I had to work with and of course with the cute little bunnies tucked into the layout. I found some beautiful easter paper, then using the plaid pattern for the background and the easter egg paper for the center of the page. I use the Chicken Wire die as a stencil to add some different pattern to two of the corners. I also used a piece of the Chicken Wire in the center but keeping it very light so it kind of blends in a bit. I fussy cut two eggs out of the scraps of paper and popped them up on top of the eggs on the paper.  I then used the Expandable Tiny Borders to decorate the eggs for added texture. I stamped , colored and popped my bunnies up and tucked them into their spot adding the  Grass Border to ground them. The Mesh Border was perfect along the bottom. Love that it is a 8 in long die. Used the Ribbon Eyelet Border with two sizes of ribbon threaded through it and added it on top of the Mesh Border. Made a flower with a couple of leaves from the BAF #3 and put the Mini Flourish One behind it at the bottom. The Ankara Lace Doily was perfect for the top corner, adding the tiger lily made from the newest BAF #3. With  a few leaves behind it along with the Fanciful Flourish it finished that top corner off nicely. The leaves were from the Rose Leaf Strip.  The center of both flowers were from BAF #3 Embellishments. I cut three different colors of the new Chasing Rainbows Doily and layered them along the right side. They layer so beautifully together. Last I made a Hoppy Easter tag. I used one of the Lace Corner Deco D on the back corner then folded it over so it shows on the front corner. Again using the Expandable Tiny Borders I added the tiny heart border around the edge of the tag. All these dies I used  work so well for scrapbooking  and do step your pages up a notch. Well that is it for this week.
Please stop by Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge and enter your easter theme for a chance to win a $20.00 shopping spree. You can also visit the Cheery Lynn Design Inspirational Blog for even more inspiration.

Dies used are below
BAF #3 B264
BAF #3 Embellishments  B265
Mesh Border  B254
Ribbon Eyelet Border  B116
Mini Flourish One  B170
Fanciful Flourish  B117
Lace Corner Deco D B164
Expandable Tiny Borders  B215
Ankara Lace Doily w/ Angel Wing  DL232
Chicken Wire  FRM144
Chasing Rainbows Doily w/ Angel Wing  DL229
Grass Border  B126
Rose Leaf Strip   B241

Monday, March 4, 2013

Always and Forever

Hope everyone is having a nice day and enjoying the inspiration. The Theme over at Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge Blog this week is Doilies. I love working with Cheery Lynn Designs doilies as they are so intricate, they have such a wide variety of different patterned doilies and different sizes as well. Today I would like to share with you my card using some of these Doilies.  I used this pretty rose paper that I thought would go great with the Cheery Lynn Designs. I started with the Polynesian Sails Oval which I  really like the  shape of. I then  attached the angel wing behind it. I cut out the center of the Polynesian Sails Angel Wing as I wanted the rose to show through  the opening. I then took the Italian Flourish Doily and gathered it up for some extra dimension and added one of the Expandable Borders to nicely finish off  the edge of the  doily. The Olive Branches were added as they are always a great filler. I used the matching Tiny Italian Flourish Doily behind my flower. The corners and the flower were cut from the Lace Corner Deco D set. The Faerie Butterfly from the Tiny Things with Wings Set was one of the final touches as I love the lacy look of it.  A few pearls were added to complete this card. Wow these doilies are awesome to work with. Come visit and join the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge Blog and enter your creation.  It's a great way to get a chance to win a $20.00 shopping spree.

Inspiration can be found both here on the Challenge blog and on the Cheery Lynn Designs Inspirationblog.

Cheery Lynn Design Dies Used
Polynesian Sails Oval  DL153
Italian Flourish Doily DL103
 Italian Flourish Tiny Doily  DL233
Lace Corner Deco D   B164
Olive Branches  B147
Tiny Things with Wings  B266
Polynesian Sails Angel Wing  DL153A