Sep 30, 2015

Quick & Easy!

Hello, again!

Can you believe tomorrow is October already?  Each month seems to go by more quickly than the last! And if you are like me, there is never enough time to get everything done that you want to.  So today, I'm sharing a really quick and easy way to make a beautiful card with just one die!  I used Frantic Stamper Floral Card Panel for these cards.  I chose to make one into a birthday card & the other into a thank you.  But this beautiful die would be equally suitable for a sympathy card, get well, thinking of you......the possibilities are endless.  Right now this die is out of stock, but should be back soon.  You could easily substitute one of the other beautiful panels such as Impression Obsession Floral Panel Cutout, Tattered Lace Butterfly Panel, or Tattered Lace Rose Panel.

I hope these cards will show you that just one beautiful die can create a card you will be proud to give!

Don't forget to check out the Dies R Us Challenge Blog for a chance to win a gift voucher to our fantastic store!  You won't find a bigger selection of dies anywhere and we also offer stamps and embossing folders as well!

Enjoy the rest of your week and create something beautiful!


Sep 29, 2015

Playing with Fall Colors

Hello Dies R Us Friends!

WOW is this month flying by!!  Whew!
It's been a whirl wind for me ...
A month of birthdays, retirements, craft shows and visiting with crafting friends!
Busy but FUN!!

Anyways ... today I, Darlene,  have a card to share which will be perfect for a quick note to a friend who loves the Fall season and bicycling.

 The dies I have used today are:

OMG ... SO many possibilities when you have die cuts to use in creating cards!
For the coloring of my leaves, I created a colorful panel using Ken Oliver 'Color Burst'
then once dry I did my die cutting and assembly.
Pretty easy peasy  ... you gotta love that!!!


 I also die cut a Sue Wilson 'Maidenhair Fern'  #CED1433 from my colorful panel for the inside of my card.  Did you notice that my oval panels are 'reversed'?  Another fun aspect of these amazing dies.

Well, I still have a lot to get done today so I'd better get moving!

Thanks for stopping by and remember to come join in our challenge fun HERE and be sure to check out all the new dies being showcased for the upcoming holiday season at the Dies R Us Store!

Sep 28, 2015

Fuchsia Garden

Hello, and happy Monday DRU friends!  I’m happy to be able to share this card today because I was beginning to wonder if I was ever going to finish it.

After I stamped and die cut this gorgeous Heartfelt Creations fuchsia image, I sat back and saw how off center it was.  Now, there’s nothing wrong with off center or lots of white space, but this was so out of balance it would definitely need some fixing.  There was a big ol’ empty space that didn’t look like it belonged there at all.  I tried sentiments and ribbon and all kinds of things, but nothing was working for me.  It was either wait for an epiphany, or trash it.  No big loss since I hadn’t started coloring yet, but I was compelled to wait for an epiphany.  Time to walk away.  You know how it is, right?  Well, then it came to me:

Fuchsias1 copy

Flowers and foliage and butterflies to create a mini-garden beneath these fabulous hanging blooms.  I wonder how many times a card design comes about simply as a way to fix something?  Plenty, I’ll bet.

I used the same designer paper collection throughout (BasicGrey Euphoria) so it tied everything together as though I’d planned it that way to begin with.  I’ll tell you, though, I cut plenty of flowers and butterflies in different Euphoria colors before I settled on this combo.  Sheesh!   Dies used are:
If any of the dies I used are unavailable at the time you’re reading this, please know there are plenty of flowers and foliage and butterflies and frames and mats and you name it in the Dies R Us store.

FuchsiasClose copy

I touched here and there with Stickles Stardust glitter glue – the tips of the flowers and leaves, the flower centers, and the butterfly wings.  I also dotted glitter around the fuchsia image.  In real life it’s absolutely magical.

I’m so glad you dropped in and I hope you enjoyed your visit.  I’ll see you again soon!

--- Leslie ---

Sep 25, 2015


Welcome Back Dies R Us Fans!
Darlene back with you today and I have yet another very quick & easy card to share with you today!

Now it doesn't get much easier than this card.
I've simply taken a white card stock panel 1/2" smaller all the way around  than my card base, place a punched circle of masking medium in the upper left corner for the moon, then sponged all over with various blue shades of ink.
Removed the circle to reveal the moon then added these two beautiful die cuts.
Memory Box 'Fancy Believe' #1280.

At the time of this posting the Memory Box 'believe' die is Out of Stock but there are others available that will work just as well.  Simply go to the store ... type BELIEVE into the search box to see those available.

Keeping this short and sweet today but before I go please remember to come join in the fun at our Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  You could be the lucky winner of a DRU Store Gift Voucher!

Have a great weekend ... till next time ...

Sep 24, 2015

Spooky Fun

Hi there and Happy Thursday to you!

I am trying real hard to get my Halloween cards made on time for once!
Dies R Us has oodles and oodles 
of Halloween/Fall dies to choose from.

I started my card with black card stock 
and a snippet of paper from the scrap bin!
I tied a piece of Halloween twine around it 
and added a little tag.

I used one die for this card, 
Die-Versions Sweet Petites "Fall Festival".
I cut this die first on craft foam, then from black card stock.

After adhering those 2 pieces together,
I cut each little image separately, then paper pieced them.
It really didn't take long at all to do it,
and it is a great way to use up those "snippets" of papers.

I think this die looks good just "standing on it's own"
without anything else to fancy it up!

There are several of these edge/border dies to choose from.
If you type in "Sweet Petites" you can see them all!

Visit us here Monday - Friday to see lots of awesome inspiration from the DT.
We have a challenge going on at the Dies R Us Challenge blog....
more inspiration to be found there, 
and a prize to be won for joining in!
Thank you for visiting with me today.
"I" will be seeing you next Thursday...hope to see you here!

Sep 23, 2015

Boo to You!

Happy Wednesday, everyone!

Can you feel that touch of fall in the air yet where you live?  That means it won't be long until Halloween and we will need to start thinking about all those cute Halloween cards we need to make!  If you LOVE Halloween like I do, you may already have tons of Halloween stamps and dies.  If you are relatively new to using dies, your selection may be more limited, but don't think that means you can't create an awesome Halloween card!  Using only one die, I came up with this cutie!  The die I chose was Impression Obsession Halloween Hill and the cute "mummy" is a QKR Stampede digi.

The possibilities with this die are unlimited!  It just makes such a perfect spooky background for whatever you want to add.

Be sure you check out the Dies R Us Challenge Blog!  There is still time to join in on the latest challenge and possibly win a gift voucher to the fantastic Dies R Us Store!

Enjoy the rest of your week and I'll see you here again next Wednesday!


Sep 22, 2015

Get Well

Hello Friends!
Darlene with you today and I have a card to share that was quick & easy to create and would be a good card to have on hand.  It seems these days I'm always in need of a Get Well card to send in hopes of lifting the spirits of a friend or family member who is under the weather.

This card was created in a matter of minutes.
I have used the Darice 'Quilt Blocks' embossing folder for the background and one of the many fabulous word dies available at the Dies R Us Store.  You can find a huge variety of word dies from various companies available ... simply type the word you are looking for in the SEARCH box and it will show you what is available for purchase at that time.  
Unfortunately, this fabulous DieVersions 'Express Edges - Get Well' #DVE-028 die cut is no longer available but I'm sure you will find others that would fit your needs just as well.

Did you realize that Dies R Us has Embossing Folders?  Yep ... click HERE to see what's available.  There's even stamp/die sets available ... we are quickly becoming your ONE STOP SHOPPING site!  Product changes DAILY so be sure to stop back often to see what's new in the store!
We have a new challenge running through the 28th over on our Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  The theme is  HOT COLORS.  Why not come join in the fun!!  YOU could be the next winner of a gift voucher to the Dies R Us Store!!

In need of inspiration?
You can come back here every day of the work week (Mon-Fri) for new inspiration using die cuts from this very talented team!   Sherri will be here tomorrow with a fabulous creation and you'll see me again on Friday!
Till then . . .

Sep 21, 2015

What Else Can You Do With a Stitched Scalloped Circle?

Hello!  It’s the start of a brand new week and I’m kicking it off with two brand new cards.  I’m not always exactly certain what I’m going to do when I sit down to play in my stamp room, but it is always a good time, especially when I’ve got a new Dies R Us package waiting for me to dive into it.


So… what else can you do with a Stitched Scalloped Circle?  How about a fan border?
I cut the largest scalloped circle, then cut that in half.  Clipped between all the scallops, leaving enough of a border along the straight edge so it wouldn’t fall apart.  Placed them on the card as shown and covered the edge with a cardstock strip.  The cardstock strip was trimmed with scalloped edge scissors.  This card measures 6 3/4” x 3 3/4”.


The stamp set I used for the greeting on each card is Power Poppy’s Big Scripts.

Or… how about a daisy?  Making a daisy with a scalloped circle is not a new concept, but it’s just too cute not to share:


In addition to the Stitched Scalloped Circles, this card also uses Sue Wilson Designs Pierced Flags.  The daisy’s center is a 5/8” punched circle.

The second card features two of the colors from our Use HOT Colors Challenge.

Hot Colors

Use one or more of the colors shown, plus at least one die, then link it up for a chance to win a $10 gift voucher to the Dies R Us store.

In no time at all I have two cards, each very mail friendly, and I had lots of fun making them!  Wishing you a stamp-happy day!

--- Leslie ---

Sep 18, 2015

A Winter Scene . . .

Welcome Back!
Today I have a quick & easy winter scene created for your inspiration!
I'm always amazed at how quickly I put together a card with the use of these fabulous die cuts purchased at the Dies R Us Store.
The possibilities are ENDLESS when using die cuts!!

Step 1:
Using a white card stock panel, sponge your favorite shade of blue ink (I've used Tim Holtz 'broken china & faded jeans' distressed ink).  ** I have circle punched a piece of masking medium (post it note will work too) and put it on my white card stock before sponging to create a moon.

Step 2:
Tear a couple scraps of white card stock and adhere one in front of the other, leaving the upper portion unattached so you can insert your trees.

Step 3:
Die cut 2 sets of the Memory Box 'Evergreen Trio' #99240 die set in your choice of green card stock shade ... I've used SU Old Olive.  Position one set in between your snowy panels and the second set in the background.

Step 4:
Die cut your favorite woodland critter and position in the foreground.  I have used the Marianne LR0377 Mama Moose and Baby (sorry Marianne dies are not routinely carried at our store.)  But there are several beautiful DEER dies available that would work perfectly in this scene!   Just type DEER in the 'search' tab of our store to see what's available.

Step 5:
Lastly add some 'snow'.  I've used Liquid Pearls for my snow effect.

 I hope you've found inspiration in today's card creation and remember you can stop by this inspiration blog any week day (Mon-Fri) for a new inspiration sample from one of the design team members!

There's a new challenge up at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog!
The theme is a 'Photo Inspiration' using HOT COLORS ... be sure to come check it out and then join in the fun!  YOU could be the next winner of a $10 gift voucher to the Dies R Us Store!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Leslie will be back with an awesome sample for you on Monday
and I (Darlene) will see you once again on Tuesday!

Till then . . .

Sep 17, 2015

Fall Is In The Air

Hi there!
I feel so lucky to live in a place that has the four seasons.
(Remind me I said that in the middle of zero temps and snow waist
But really, the changing into fall is so gorgeous....
all the beautiful mixed colors of trees/leaves, fall flowers, pumpkins.
It's a wonderful time of the year!

That brings me to the card I created today.
A fun fall card.
The birds are enjoying their last bath of the year....
making a splash with a few "dew drops" I added!
The squirrels are gathering their nuts.
A red squirrel sits by and takes it all in!
The leaves are slowly coming off the trees.
A peaceful and tranquil scene that goes as fast as it arrives!

The dies used for this scene are:
Cheery Lynn Designs Birch Tree with Cute Critters
Cheery Lynn Designs Bird Bath Set of 2
Impression Obsession Small Leaf Set

Thank you for visiting with me today!

Visit our challenge blog and better yet,  join in with us HERE!
Don't forget to visit us Monday - Friday right here on the
Inspiration Blog to see all the wonderful dies in use!

Sep 16, 2015

Play Time!

Hello again, everyone!

It's play time today!  Have you ever gotten a new die & spent the afternoon happily trying out all the different ways you could use it?  Yup!  That's exactly what happened when I got Taylored Expressions Block Party-Baby the other day.  I knew I could move the die around to different areas on my card so I started with this one first.  I added the darling Di-Namites Rocking Horse on a Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Square Stackable and loved the effect.  The rocking horse is out of stock at present, but you could substitute any number of other dies for it.

That got me wondering what it would look like if I moved the die to the bottom of the card & cut it completely through the entire card.  Add a pink oval cut with Spellbinders Oval Bliss and a darling Tattered Lace Elephant and you have the next card!

And finally, I moved the die to the middle of my card for yet another look.   A couple of Cheery Lynn Choo Choo dies and another whole look!  These too are out of stock at present, but I'm sure they will be back soon.

 Don't be afraid to "play" with your dies when you get them!  Sometimes you create the most amazing things when you do!

Hop on over to the Dies R Us Challenge Blog & join in on all the fun!  A new challenge just started yesterday & you could be the winner of a gift voucher to the amazing store!

See you next week with a Halloween card!  Until then, happy play time!


Sep 15, 2015

Home 4 Christmas

Welcome back DRU friends!
Darlene with you today sharing a holiday card!  Christmas is really not THAT far away and I typically send out around 60 cards so there is no time like the present to get them started!  
You'll want to be sure to pop over to our Dies R Us Store for all your holiday dies.  There are SO MANY wonderful dies available through 40+ companies and I have no doubt you will find exactly what YOU need to create your holiday cards.
Here's a list of the dies I've used on today's creation:
CharmingXmas - Precious Marieke 'Village Ornament' #PM10037 (sorry ... sold out at the time of this posting)
Sue Wilson 'Italian Collection Decorate Frames'  #CED1503
Sue Wilson 'Finishing Touches Classic Rose' #CED1407 (leaves)
 Impression Obsession 'Alphabet Plain Upper Case' #DIE158
Memory Box 'Classic Numbers' #98362

Poppystamps 'Classic Ribbons' #1005

 Holiday cards are always so pretty with a touch of sparkle so I've added diamond Stickles to the building roofs as well as the flower centers.

Remember you can stop by this inspiration blog every weekday Monday through Friday for new card samples using dies carried at the Dies R Us store.

We also have a challenge blog with a new challenge theme posted on the 1st and 15th of each month.  Won't you come join in our fun?  Who knows, YOU might be our next lucky winner of a gift voucher to the Dies R Us Store!  
Wouldn't that be awesome ... just in time for holiday shopping!  

Thanks so much for stopping!
 Sherri will be with you tomorrow and I will be back again on Friday with another card creation for your viewing pleasure!
Till then . . .

Sep 14, 2015

Peace Dove

Hello!  I hope you’re having a fine Monday, or whatever day you happen to be checking in.   I seem to run perpetually behind, even though I’m now retired.    However, I can say with this card I’m eight cards ahead for Christmas.  I’ve made a few this year and (amazingly) had a few left over from last year.  Guess I was on a roll.

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  • I found this beautiful Cheery Lynn Peace Dove at Dies R Us and fell instantly in love.   As I write this it is unavailable, but have a look at these beauties, some of which are very similar.  I typed “dove” (minus the quotation marks) into the search field at Dies R Us and came up with a fabulous selection.
  • I started with the 4 1/2” x 6” embossed card base (Sizzix Ornament Set #2), then layered an older Spellbinders circle die followed by a Cheery Lynn Twiggy Wreath.  The wreath is covered with snowflake sequins so there’s not much visible, but perhaps you can see a few twigs here and there.   It’s a Halloween wreath, but it sure doesn’t look like it here, does it?
  • The “Peace” is stamped on the smallest cut from Impression Obsession Rectangle 6-in-1 Frames. I know, I know, I’m using the heck out of this die, but since it cuts six frames at once you’ve always got something to work with.

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About that blue circle:
  • Adhered the cardstock to a square cut from a Scor-Tape sheet (double sided sticky).
  • Cut the circle with die.
  • Peeled off one side of the backing and adhered to card.
  • Peeled off the other side and sprinkled with micro-fine glitter (amazing stuff you just have to see in real life to fully appreciate.)

There’s a new Dies R Us Challenge starting tomorrow and some lucky participant will win a gift voucher.   I’m happy to say we have a good turn out for our challenges.  All you have to do is follow the theme (lots of flexibility) and use a die cut, then link it up.   Easy!

Thanks so much for dropping in! I hope you enjoyed your visit.

Sep 11, 2015

You're A Star!

Hello Dies R Us Friends!
Darlene with you today sharing another easy peasy creation using dies from our Dies R Us Store!  It appears team mate Leslie and I are both in love with this Impression Obsession Rectangle 6-in-1 Frames die set! 

Impression Obsession Dies - Rectangle 6-in-1 Frames

 I shared a couple of cards using this set with you last Friday, Leslie showcased a card using it on Monday and here I am again today with yet another card using this VERY versatile die set.

The other die set used on the creation of this card is Poppystamps 'Stacked Stars' #POPPY-1306 which unfortunately is Out of Stock at the present time but there are SO MANY other die cuts you could use in it's place.  For instance, how about changing the colors to red, white & green and use the Poppystamps 'Stacked Stockings' #POPPY-1328!   That would make a quick, easy and awesome holiday card!

Dies are coming and going QUICKLY at the store so be sure to get your order placed while supplies last!  And, you can stay on top of any Sales ... New Companies ... Special limited time discounts being offered by receiving our newsletter.  When you click into the store site, the option to sign up for the newsletter will pop up ... be sure to take a minute and fill out the quick form so you don't miss out!!!  
With holidays right around the corner, 
we need to take advantage of those sales where ever we can!  

Don't forget to come join in our challenge fun!
A new challenge theme is posted on the 1st & 15th of each month and one lucky winner will receive a gift voucher to the Dies R Us Store!  That could be YOU!!
 Hope to see you there!
I'll be back Tuesday with another inspiration sample to share!
Till then . . .

Sep 10, 2015

Happy Halloween

Happy Thursday to you!

The way the months are flying by it will be Halloween before we know it!
I love to make Halloween cards!

Though I haven't used any here,
there are a ton of Halloween dies in the Dies R Us store.
Try typing different Halloween words in the search box
and be amazed at what comes up!

I started my card with a base of Halloween scrap papers,
cut in strips and adhered down on card stock.

Using black embossing powder, vellum, Copics, and
a Prickley Pear Midnight Choir stamp,
I created the focal point for my card.

The sentiment is framed in black with Shaker Square Frames by Memory Box.
The orange background was created with Stitched Square Layers
also by Memory Box.
These two dies are made for each other and work extremely well together!

I have to say I have a slight addiction to the stitched dies
and have been getting quite a nice collection of them!
They cut perfect every that!
There again if you type "stitched" in the search box,
you will see all kinds of things come up....and remember
to check often as there are always new ones added!

A bow, a tag and a few gems were added to finish!

Make sure to visit us here Monday - Friday for all the DT inspiration.
It is a wonderful place to see the latest dies in use!

Pop on over to our Dies R Us challenge blog as well.
Not only is there also lots of inspiration there,
but if you join in, you could be the lucky winner
of a $10 credit to the store!!

Thanks for visiting!

Sep 9, 2015

Let It Snow!

Hi again, friends!

"Let It Snow!"  I can say that now, only because it is still beautiful weather and snow seems so far away right now.  There have been times this summer when the temps were high and the humidity out of sight that snow ALMOST seemed like a welcome change!  Almost!!  So for now, let's just enjoy today's snowy little scene and pretend that the real thing is still ages & ages away.

Although you may think you have to have just tons & tons of dies to create a card, in reality you can create something wonderful with only one or two!  On this card I used only two dies: Cheery Lynn Winter Neighborhood Border and Frantic Stamper Parisian Lamp Post.

I found some great glitter paper that added a sparkle to the sky and the digi is from QKR Stampede. He looks as happy to be shoveling as I do when it snows!

Don't forget to head over to the Dies R Us Challenge Blog! New challenges start on the first and fifteenth of each month and you may be the lucky winner of a gift voucher to the Dies R Us Store!  My favorite shopping site in the world!

Enjoy the rest of your week & see what fun you can have creating your own little scene!

Sep 8, 2015

Winter is coming ... uugh!

Oh My Goodness!  Did I say that OUT LOUD?
Sorry!  LOL!

Hello friends, Darlene with you today to share another inspirational sample using dies from our Dies R Us Store.  If you're new to Dies R Us, you really owe it to yourself to pop over and check it out!  Over 40 die companies represented and the prices/shipping are awesome ... CLICK HERE and take a peek!

Today I've created a wintery scene or you!
For my background I simply sponged a panel of white cardstock using Tim Holtz distress ink and a large sponge dauber then added my die cuts.

The dies I have used today are:
Creative Expressions Sue Wilson 'Festive Collection' (CED3019)
Memory Box 'Cottage in the Woods'  (98536)
Cheery Lynn Designs 'Merry Christmas' (B186)

I've used a white gelly roll pen to create a little 'snow' on the trees & ground as well as some white opal liquid pearls to create the falling snow in the sky.

So quick, easy and fun!

I hope you'll go shopping at Dies R Us for your die cutting needs then remember to come join in our challenge fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.
We have a new challenge theme posted on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky winner will receive a gift voucher to the store!
That lucky winner could be YOU!!

Thanks for stopping by today!
Remember the team is posting a new inspiration sample for you each day of the work week ... Monday through Friday!  Please stop back often!!
Till next time . . .

Sep 7, 2015

To You from Me (a spare parts project)

Happy Monday, friends!  This card was so easy I couldn’t not make it.  You see, it was crafted entirely of spare parts that were strewn across my stamp table after the bomb went off during my stamping escapade last week.  Well. . . it looked like a bomb went off.   And since it uses so many dies from the Dies R Us store I decided to use it for my post today.  I hope you enjoy!

The Impression Obsession Tiny Flowers and Impression Obsession Leaf Cluster leaves were left over from last week’s project, and since the Impression Obsession Rectangle 6-in-1 Frames cuts all six frames at once I had plenty of those left from yet another project.  I had a few extra of the Die-namites Beautiful Bow cut and tucked into a baggie, so I layered two of them together, topped it off with the cute little posy, and slathered the bow with glitter.

I had been working with the Penny Black To You stamp set and the sentiment fit perfectly onto a Sizzix Fancy Tag which was already cut.  And, gee, the embossed card base just happened to be laying around, too, rejected for another project.  All the parts have the same sort of spirit to them, if you know what I mean, so it just fell together.  It sure doesn't hurt to have spare parts, does it?

Don’t forget to check the Challenge Blog.  It’s a Back to School theme. Use a die and link up your creation.  And do think of Dies R Us next time you feel like die shopping.  They’ve got more great stuff than you can shake a stick at!  See you again soon!

--- Leslie ---

Sep 4, 2015

Tea or Coffee????

Darlene with you again today and I have a question for you ...
Are you a TEA or COFFEE drinker?
Well, I happen to be both!  Coffee in the A.M. and Tea in the P.M.

I've recently been commissioned to make some cards/projects for a local 'tea shoppe' and I LOVE that I can go to the Dies R Us Store and find a variety of 'Tea Related' dies to create with.
Here's a couple of cards I made recently ...

Isn't this Taylored Expressions Eventful Tea Party Die (TE605) set adorable??
WOW!  These dies go in and out of the store SO FAST!
Every time I think I'll share something really cool .... everyone else thought it was cool too and bought them out!!  LOL!   YEP ... this die is OUT OF STOCK but check out this Trimcraft First Edition Tea Party die set ... how cut is that!!!  Guess I'll be adding it to my next order before it disappears too!  LOL!

Now, how about this card creation ... talk about QUICK & EASY!!
I've used a piece of design background paper from a 6x6 Graphic45 pack ... stamped 'Tea Time' all over it then added my Poppystamps 'Tea Cup Stack' (POPPY-1086) panel.

I've created my tea cup stack panel but first die cutting the teacups from white card stock.  Adhered them to a scrap piece of medium blue card stock THEN I die cut a frame using the Impression Obsession Rectangle 6-in-1 Frame (DIE242).  

Impression Obsession Dies - Rectangle 6-in-1 Frames

Since I already had my tea cup panel cut and laying on the table to be turned into a card, I actually got lucky that THIS particular frame panel fit ... well, ALMOST fit!
It wasn't quite perfect,  so I created a border with gold Stickles and VIOLA!

Well, there you have it!  Remember, if there is a particular 'themed' die you're needing to work with, simply go to the SEARCH box at the store and type it in.  You'll be AMAZED how many awesome dies will pop up in front of you ... I'm sure you'll find exactly what you'll need!!

Hope you have a fabulous weekend ahead!
REMINDER:  You still have plenty of time to join in the current challenge at our Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  
Our theme this time around is BACK TO SCHOOL.  
We'd love to have you come join us!!
Till next time . . . . . . .

Sep 3, 2015

Hello Fall

Good Thursday morning on this 3rd of September.
Last week in Michigan it sure felt like Fall,
however this week it is right back to summer and in the 90's,
very typical of where I live!

All that being said, I am beginning to get in the "fallish" mood
plus the fact I was itching to use a new Harvest House paper pad!!

I went with a somewhat clean and simple card this week
using a  Die-Versions Express Edges die I just received called "Hello Fall".
I just love these dies and you will see it here again!

Now, I could have added a ribbon, sequins, etc, 
but I wanted to keep the card simple to mail.

I cut a few leaves from Impression Obsession Leaves and
a few Cheery Lynn Designs Fall Pumpkins.

I love the dies used as well as the paper....
what do you think?

Don't forget to visit us here
Monday - Friday for a new inspiration project each day.

Join us at our Dies R Us challenge blog for a chance to win a $10 gift certificate
to the Dies R Us store...
there are new things coming in all the time!

Thanks for visiting with me!


Sep 2, 2015

Snow Globe Village

Hello, again!

Can you believe it is September already?  The summer is drawing to a close too quickly for me! But I guess it is time to start on those Christmas cards, isn't it?  For my card today, I decided to go with something that almost everyone loves....a beautiful snow globe!  I used the following dies for my snow globe:  Memory Box Snowglobe Bases, Poppy Stamps Forest Village, Cheery Lynn Holly Corner & Poppy Stamps Stitched Holly Leaves & Berries.   Although the snowglobe bases, forest village and holly leaves are currently on back order, you could easily substitute any number of other dies for these if you don't want to wait.

Don't forget to check out our Dies R Us Challenge Blog!  A new challenge just started yesterday and you could be the lucky winner of a gift voucher to our amazing store!  If you haven't been there in several days, head on over!  They just keep adding scrumptious new dies, stamps and embossing folders daily!

I can't wait to share something fun with you next week!  Until then,  get out your old dies, order some new dies and create something awesome!


Sep 1, 2015

One Die ... Two Cards

Hello Dies R Us Friends!
Thanks for stopping by our Inspiration Blog!
This team of ladies are here for you Monday through Friday hoping to inspire you with creative ways to use your die cuts in cardmaking.

Darlene here today with a peek at not one but TWO cards I've created using one die set as my main framing focus!  
UNFORTUNATELY, the die set I am referring to is sold out at our store at the present time, but I will share the information with you, in hopes of it coming back on the shelf and you can get this fabulous set for yourself.  Here are my cards and all the 'particulars' ...

Primary framing die set I mentioned is:  Spellbinder Nestabilities 'Romantic Rose' #S5-230

Other dies used on this first card are:
Memory Box:  Stitched Square Layers #30038 (Inside)

 For my second card I have used the two 'inside/smaller' dies in this set for the front cover frame as well as the inside sentiment panel.

 The other die used on this quick & easy to make birthday card is the Spellbinder 'Fairy Cierra' #S2-103.   Once again I'm sorry to report that this particular fairy die is Out of Stock but the Spellbinder D-Lites -Fairy Ariana #S2-102 is in stock and would work beautifully as well!

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Thanks so much for stopping by!
Be sure to pop back tomorrow when Sherri will have an awesome card to share!
I will see you again on Friday ... 
Until then ... have a fabulous week and ...