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Monday, December 26, 2016

North Woods

Dorinda here today with some Wooded Wonderland
I've used one our newest sets called

This set is so awesome. I can easily create a variety of scenes
using the stamps alone or with the included image dies.
These pieces can also be used with other stamps.
Who doesn't always need, trees, grass or clouds. 
Plus the little animals are perfect too.


They are so darling.
I'm off to play with them more.

See you soon,
Big Hugs,
Dorinda

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Angelic Thoughts

As Christmas draws near, we begin to really think about our blessings; those we hold dear,
helping others, even having a home.
I'd like to think I appreciate my blessings year round.
I am truly blessed with my family and friends.

So, today I'd like to share a little Angelic thought with you.

This is DoveArt Studios, Fairy Ella.
She is so fragile and precious.


The dies I've used are from Creative Basics. You can find them at LDRS Creative

I hope she adds a little sparkle to your day.




Sunday, December 11, 2016

Warm Wishes

Happy Day, Dorinda here with this little cuddle bug called North Pole
Dies I've added are;  Creative Basics - Basic Cutting Edge Border
Creative Basics - Basic Background Builder I

This set is so precious.
I Iove how I have the choice to add extra touches; like the santa hat.
And did you notice they come with their own dies to cut each piece out?
How awesome it that?

When I was coloring these, I knew exactly what I wanted to create.
However, it took my brain several days to figure out how to do it.
I love thinking outside the box and using dies for different things.
So, with my Ah ha moment, I took the Majestic Frame Die Set and a paper that
graduates from blue to brown.
Turing the paper so the blue remained at the top,
I cut my background out.
Now came the tricky part. How to make a little pointy top house with a Square piece?
Hmmmm. I'll put that aside and work on the other pieces.
I love using the straight piece from Basic Background Builder I 
and it made the perfect piece I needed for the house roof.
Laying my pieces inside and finding their placement,
I was able to mark the point where the bottom would need to be removed.
So cute but I needed sides. 
Here was the real ah ha, the scalloped edge of Basic Cutting Edge Border
 made the perfect addition to my house. 
As the die is intended to remain attached to an edge,
I simply took my cutter and popped it off.
This die is one of my favorites because I can lay my cut piece back inside and make it
have less scallops with a nice cut edge remaining.
I added some black pop ups for the scallops and doubled the pop ups for the roof. 
Now I've got some nice dimension.
I cut the Majestic Frame Die Set once again from a thick cardstock.
This helped make the delicate portion sturdy.


But I'm not done. 
I actually colored some other pieces and they are going in my house.
So open we go for a charming little inside.


I hope you enjoyed my project today.
I know I loved making it.
Big Warm Hugs,
Dorinda

Monday, December 5, 2016

Happy Birthday Rhea

Happy Birthday!!!!!

How do I love thee?
Let me count the ways.....
1,2,3....ok fine. I can't count that high and still keep you here.
Afterall, 50 is a really big number.
Hey, we've all been there right?
Some a few times.
So in honor of my boss and dear friend at Passionate Paper Creations, Rhea Weigand,
We are celebrating and inviting you to stop by for some coloring play time.
We have lots of sponsors who are playing along as well.
You know what that means?
PRIZES!!!!!
Come on over and get your color on...

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Nikky Hall from Polkadoodles created these images just for Rhea.
She was so inspired, she created a whole line...
Funny Old Bag
and they are 50% off if you receive the newsletter.
Sign up! Now!
So check those out too.
 This one is called Zimmer Frame.

On the flip side of the card, I've added another image.
They were just too fun not to....




So Happy Birthday Rhea. I hope it's the best one yet!!!
And I'll see YOU at the party!!!



Sunday, December 4, 2016

Bows and Butterflies

Welcome to Passionate Papers Creations.
Dorinda here today with a little cutie from Conie Fong.
 
 
 
I absolutely love these butterfly dies.
The possibilities are unlimited.
 
Copic colors used:
Skin: E71, 04, 11, 21, 00, 000, RV10
Hair: C7, 5, 3
Dress: E18,15, Y38,35
B28, 24, 22
 
 


Thursday, December 1, 2016

Inner Peace with DoveArt Release


It's time for our NEW RELEASE from CCDesigns and DoveArt Studios.  Just in time for Christmas.



Due to the popularity of the DoveArt Studios line of stamps, 
it is our biggest release yet.
Featuring 12 new stamps ranging from Easter, Southwest, oriental, in the woods, magical and country.  
Something for everyone!

We are very excited about each of these new stamps and we know you will want them all!!!

We want to give you a chance to win several of these new stamps so let's get ready to HOP!

Each of our Design Team members will be sharing their inspiration with gorgeous projects that feature every one of these new stamps!

Here is what I have created using


Geisha




I've used a softer blend for my Geisha. 
skin: E11, 21, 000
Pinks: RV06, 04, 02, 000
Gold: Y38, 36, 32
Glitter was added to the gold areas using Stella Wink in Clear
Dots onn her band were emphasized with pink Gelly Roll

Here is how you play:

1.  Visit each design team member's blog (Blog roll below).  If you are starting on my blog be sure and hop back to the beginning so you can see all the new stamps and have a better chance of winning. 

2.  Leave a comment on each blog.

3. When you reach the end of the hop, you will be at DoveArt Studios blog.  There you will leave the name, or names of your favorite stamps in the release, or your favorite card made from the release.  

We hope you enjoy!!  Let's Hop!

Jennifer Dove

Andrea
Zoe
Nic
Rhea
Faye
Dorinda
Cassandra
Andrea
DoveArt Studios

Be sure and leave some love!








Friday, November 25, 2016

I'm chillin'

No Black Friday Shopping here.
I'm gonna share a little cheer called
I Hope you all had a fabulous Thanksgiving.
It's chilly in my little town for sure
but that's not gonna stop me from being thankful for all my blessings.
I've added some gorgeous dies:


Copics Used:
Skin: E71, 04, 11, 21, 00, 000, RV10
Hair: E17, YR27, Y23
Coat: BG09,15,11
a bit of C4 on her boots just to give some contour.
I added B18, 16, 12 to the coat colors to create the ice

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Heartbroken

Today's inspiration is this awesome Bloobel image Broken Heart.
I've teamed her with Several Creative Basics Dies;



Fellow PPCF teamy made the coolest card with pop ups which reminded me;
I've always wanted to try a word pop up card.


I used the top portion of the Basic Cutting Edge Borders I, the had a brainstorm.
I cut another piece and made the cutest circle design.


Well, I'm not sure I'll try a pop up card again anytime soon; I had a blast coloring this Bloobel image.

Skin: E04, 71, 11, 21, 00, 000, RV10
Black: N5, 3, 00
Red: R59, 29, 25, 22


Friday, October 7, 2016

It's a Make it Crafty weekend

Passionate Papers Creations and Friends are celebrating with 
Make it Crafty this weekend.

Ok, ya'll know I love my MiC.
For this event, we are playing with the Halloween images.
I don't know about you but I think these are the most amazing.

So, jump on over and join us at PPCF



I really wanted to use pencils on her because I find that I get a better blend and definition with so many gorgeous pleats.
I've had this set called Lyra for a bit of time and haven't used it yet.
It was a recommended pencil for a tutorial and has a crayon consistency.
I'm not sure I'm sold on the pencil as the coverage was very difficult but
I really enjoyed coloring Venora. She's got some serious Sass to her.

Colors used:
Hair: Black, Light Cobalt, Dark Violet, Wine Red
Skin: Cinnamon, Burnt Ochre, Light Flesh, Pink Madder Lake
Cape: Black, Wine Red, Magenta, Rose Madder Lake
Clothing: Black, Silver Grey, Light Grey
Sleeves: Dark Violet, Light Carmine, Light Cobalt

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

LDRS new Release Day 2





Welcome to Day 2 of the LDRS Creative Release Party Blog Hop!  We have 9 BRAND NEW PRODUCTS to show off today and tomorrow!  
What's an LDRS Creative Release and Blog Hop without the chance to win a prize?!
Leave a comment a comment of love below AND sign up to receive the LDRS Inspiration  post in your mailbox for a chance to win a $25 Gift Card!  Winner will be chosen and Announced on the LDRS Creative Fan Page (so make sure you are a member to see if you won!) 
We are also celebrating this new release with Passionate Paper Creations and Friends Facebook Group where you could have a chance to win even more prizes!  There may even be a surpirse chance to win on the LDRS Creative Fan Facebook Page.  So jump over and join both group for more, fun, games and prizes!
LDRS Creative Fan Facebook Page - Here
Passionate Paper Creations and Friends Facebook Page - Here 
 The New Christmas Sentiment stamps, being used for the next two days, are going to be featured on Home Shopping network October 5th.   You can visit hsn.com on October 5th to purchase this great Holiday Set!
 Here is the DT with some Amazing inspiration projects for you! 
using 


Copics Used:
skin: E71, 04, 11, 21, 00, 000, RV10
Hair: E37, 33, 30, YR24
Leaves: YR24.24, 02, G29, YG 05, 07, E15, R59
scarf/blouse: E04, R56, 59
coat: B28, 23, 21
skirt: YG17



Tuesday, September 27, 2016

LDRS new Release Day 1


Welcome to Day 2 of the LDRS Creative Release Party Blog Hop!  We have 9 BRAND NEW PRODUCTS to show off today and tomorrow!  
What's an LDRS Creative Release and Blog Hop without the chance to win a prize?!
Leave a comment a comment of love below AND sign up to receive the LDRS Inspiration  post in your mailbox for a chance to win a $25 Gift Card!  Winner will be chosen and Announced on the LDRS Creative Fan Page (so make sure you are a member to see if you won!) 
We are also celebrating this new release with Passionate Paper Creations and Friends Facebook Group where you could have a chance to win even more prizes!  There may even be a surpirse chance to win on the LDRS Creative Fan Facebook Page.  So jump over and join both group for more, fun, games and prizes!
LDRS Creative Fan Facebook Page - Here
Passionate Paper Creations and Friends Facebook Page - Here 
 The New Christmas Sentiment stamps, being used for the next two days, are going to be featured on Home Shopping network October 5th.   You can visit hsn.com on October 5th to purchase this great Holiday Set!
 Here is the DT with some Amazing inspiration projects for you! 
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Today I'm using
Nesting from the Dollhouse Collection at LDRS Creative.
I've added the Pear Tree Partridge Die.


Copics Used:
Skin: E71, 04, 11, 21, 00, 000, RV10
Hair: E37, 33, 30, YR24
Birds: YG07, Y38
YG07, B01, N4,0
scarf: YG07, YR04
sweater: YR24, 04, 02

Monday, September 26, 2016

Lovely Priscilla

Here with a bit of LDRS Creative inpiration
Using;
Saturated Canary - Pricilla.

I LOVE this Saturated Canary image.
and you won't find her anywhere else but at our HSN section.
I've also used the Majestic Embossing Folder



I've fussy cut her out and place her on one of the labels from
Majestic Rectangle Label Die Set; layering that
on top of Fancy Rectangles & Layers Die Set
and finishing with this beautiful embellishment piece from the
Majestic Rectangle Label Die Set
all of this is laid upon
Majestic Embossing Folder
that I've lightly inked over to make the emboss pop.

Skin: E04, 11, 00 R20
Hair: E39, YR27, 21, 20
Dress: V99,95,93,91
W5, 3, 00
Eyes: E18, 15, 11

Thursday, September 22, 2016

In the Country

Fall is almost upon us. I truly cannot wait.
Here, days are still in the 90's.

Today, I chosen this beautiful DoveArt Studios scene called


I love the scenes from DoveArt as they stand alone so well; 
making a nice CAS card.

Copics Used:
For the wood, 
wagon: E29, 25, 21, C03
tree; E43, 09, 18, R59
shed; E50, 31, 53, 33
Fall trees and grass patches. G85, 94, YG06, 93, 91, YR18, 24, E25, R59, Y18
remaining grass; YG97, 93, 91
remaining trees; YG99, 06, G99, 46
Sky B01, 000



Saturday, September 17, 2016

Red Delicious


That's right friends, we are celebrating with Power Poppy,
I absolutely LOVE Marcella's images and she's got a treat for you.
check this deal. Just click the image to be transported.



I do love flowers but just last week on September 4, Mother Teresa was Canonized 
so to celebrate all the miracles she brought, I chose the apples with 
a beautiful quote from Mother Teresa herself.

Using Prismacolors today

this is




They color up so nicely, I do hope you like them.

Until next time,

Big Hugs,

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Flowers in My Hair

 A little LDRS Creative inspiration today using
CandiBean Blossom Girl Set
Summer Garden Sentiments Set
Dotted Wings Die Set


When I saw this Blossom Girl, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with her.
I have a special love of oriental style; the sentiment, those fabulous butterflies and my teapot embellishment were made for each other.

I kept the design fairly simple with just adding the gorgeous Dotted Wings Die Set banner.
Copics Used:
Skin: E04, 11, 21, 00, 000, RV10
Hair: 100 C9, 7, 5, B29, 41
Dress: R89,YR09,04

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Art by MiRan joins PPCF for a fun filled weekend

PPCF is playing with Art by MiRan this weekend.
I've used my Creative Basics Dotted Wings Die Set along with the gorgeous



She's all framed up in the amazing chipboard from Make it Crafty
I've colored her up using my copics:
Skin: E71, 11, 21, 00, 000, R20
Hair E37, YR24, 20
Dress: RV09, 06, 04, 02
The stars I tried to create a fire effect using B99, R17, YR09, Y35


Don't forget to stop by PPCF where you can get a special discount code 
for Asteria and color along with us.




Friday, August 26, 2016

Blossoming Blooms

I'm here with my LDRS Creative inspiration today.



Creative Basics Picnic Quilt Embossing Folder was used on White Shimmer Sheetz creating this gorgeous reflection of color.

This little Candibean cutie called Blossom Girls is just one of four images you'll recieve in this set.
She's such a joy to color.

Tons of I am Roses blooms and a quick strip of sequined ribbon creates a quilt, elegant card.

 Copics used:
Skin: E04, 11, 21, 00, 000, RV10
Hair: E59, 57, 55, 51
Dress: E15, 13, Y38, 35, 32, RV14, 13, 23

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Harvest Wreath



Starting on those Christmas Cards..
Using:
DoveArt Studios Harvest Wreath
Creative Basics Basic Stitched Flag
Creative Basics Quilt Embossing Folders




I love that when images have such a diverse use.
This one is perfect for sympathy, Autumn, Christmas and more.
I colored this up with my copics, then cut out the image using the large die in 
I cut out the image frame using the half die; running it through one way,
then flipping and running it back through.
After cutting it out, I wanted some dimension,
so I used the Quilt Embossing Folder and attach the image
I then adhere my background papers and run my half die through; creating the pop up.
Attach the image piece and half way there.
using the Basic Stitched Flag I cut out a piece with the smallest size.
I stamped a sentiment carefully using a Misti, to get it precise..
I added a few I am Roses blooms but something was missing.
Ah Ha!! Using the button and sets tag, It was ready to go.

copics used:
grapes: BV08, 04, 02
holly berries: R39,35,32
raspberries: RV69, 66, 63, 02
leaves: G29, 17, YG03, YR27


Friday, August 12, 2016

Get your Quirky on


 
It's all about Bloobel Stamps this weekend over at Passionate Paper Creations and Friends Facebook Group!  We have a fun coloring contest and games with chances to win Gift Certificates to Bloobel Stamps Store! These are some of the funnest images to color and giggle over!
 
If you have any sense of humor you will have so much fun this weekend!  

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I will proudly admit, I'm a horse of a different color. I like different.
I don't want to do the same thing someone else has done.
So, when I first saw Bloobel images, you know I loved them.

And when I found out, this weekend Paper Passionate and Friends is partying along with Lisa; 
The Creator of Bloobel images; I was like, OHHHHH YEAHHHHH!!!

It's going to be tons of fun so you HAVE to stop by.

I took Lisa's awesome images and just went wild.
I've never done wrinkles or color a skin tone a different color.
Both a huge challenge and pushed my comfort zone way over.
But I am thrilled with the results.


This is Zodiac 

Copics used:
Skin: YR27, 09, R05, 00 plus black prisma to add to the claw area. 
Grey 90% was used on her eyes.
White luminance pencil was used to add shine to here nose area, 
dress highlights and the front of her body
Hair: N9, 5, 1 black prisma
Dress: R17, 14, 24,22,20 working with only the lighter shades going down.
I used a black prisma pencil to add shading. 
yellow was added to break away the solid reds in body and clothing. 
The violet was added to pull the red down some in the back area to shade and add a new color.



and this handsome fellow is the 

copics used:
skin: E71, 43, 42, 41, 40, BV23, 20
Hair/tie: C6, 4, 1
Shirt: 17, 07,14

We'll see ya there. 
Oh, and don't forget to post or repost your Bloobels




Thursday, August 11, 2016

Easy Candle Gift Set; All Dressed Up

 I'm here today with some LDRS Creative inspiration
Using:
All Dressed Up Love that Dress
Dotted Wing Die Set


 
 
 
If you watched our HSN showcase, this Tea light card might look familiar.
Here's the story of how it came to be.
 
While waiting on dies to ship to the team, I was playing with ideas for this image.
 Angie suggested paper piecing.
We tried a few prints before settling on the dotted print and shiny vellum bow.
Using clear embossing powder on the fresh ink lines;
 gave the dress more dimension and movement.
I then fussy cut out the dress.
Cutting the extra vellum bow added even more demension.
The dropdown butterflies from the Dotted Wings Die Set; gave it the perfect embellishment.
Then I loaded her down with tons of gorgeous flowers and berries.
I fussy cut out the little pieces and scattered them about the box.
Then added some yummy lavender candles to match her colors.
 
 
 She turned out so sophisticated and super quick to make.
 
Copics Used:
Skin: E04, 11, 21, 00, 000, RV10
E29, 34, Y21
 
Here's a video of how I made my tealight card
There's also tons of still tutorials out there if that's your preference.
 
Big Hugs,
Dorinda
 

Thursday, July 28, 2016

DoveArt Studios Holiday Release

The hop has now ended.
Thank you all for playing with us. We are always so excited to do these.
We truly make these creations to inspire.

for the list of winners, please see DoveArt Studios FB
It's time for our NEW RELEASE from CCDesigns and DoveArt Studios.



Introducing the holiday collection!!
Featuring 8 NEW stamps from
DoveArt Studios Collection

We are very excited about each of these new stamps and we know you will want them all!!!

We want to give you a chance to win several of these new stamps so let's get ready to HOP!

Let's begin with our Release HOP!
Each of our Design Team members will be sharing their inspiration with gorgeous projects that feature every one of these new stamps!

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Here is what I have created:


Copics Used:
Birdhouse: E49, 43, 40
Pine: YG99, 95,93, E11, 13
Red bird: YR09,05 plus pencil
Female: E41, YR27 plus pencil

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Here is how you play:

1.  Visit each design team member's blog (Blog roll below).  If you are starting on my blog be sure and hop back to the beginning so you can see all the new stamps and have a better chance of winning. 

2.  Leave a comment on each blog.

3. When you reach the end of the hop, you will be at DoveArt Studios blog.  There you will leave the name, or names of your favorite stamps in the release.  

We hope you enjoy!!  Let's Hop!

Jennifer Dove
Andrea
Zoe
Nic
Rhea
Faye
Dorinda
Delphine
Cassandra
Lois
DoveArt Studios

Be sure and leave some love!







Monday, July 25, 2016

Big Release at LDRS Creative


Welcome to Day 1 of the LDRS Creative Really Big Release Party Blog Hop!  
We have 33 BRAND NEW PRODUCTS to show off this week!  
Make sure to stop by every day this week so you can see all the great 
NEW STAMPS, DIES, AND EMBOSSING FOLDERS!  

Each day this week we are giving away a 

$20 Gift Card to the LDRS Store! 

To WIN all you have to do is leave a comment and sign up to receive our inspiration blog in your email :)  

Are you ready to see what's new today?


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I'm so excited to be part of the hop today.
I've had to pleasure to work with several of these dies, folders and images during our HSN release.
And I love them all.
Celebrates Sentiment is used on the pull tab which is done using a label from Fancy Rectangles and Layers Die Set.
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Make sure you check out the post at LDRS Creative for the Corinne and Stephanie's projects and of course, check back each day for the rest of the gang.
I'll pop back in in a couple of days with all the details of these cuties along with a tutorial of how the Honey Pot card was made.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Lamb Hugs

Happy Friday,
PPCF are celebrating Whimsy Stamps this weekend.
Whimsy has several gorgeous collections to choose from: Wee, Art by Miran and Lee Holland just to name a few.
The variety assures you will find your style of stamping.
Go check them out and come check us out for all the fun, art and discount code to start you
Whimsy Collection.





copics used:
Sking: E04, 91, 11, 21, 00, 000
Hair: R49, 27, 33, 30
clothing: B99, 97, 95, 93,91,  R85, 83, 81
lamb: W7, 4, 2
Flowers: R08, 05, 02
Grass: G28, 09, 03, 43