Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Beautiful Flowers

This morning as I strolled through my garden I decided I just had to share these pictures with you.  They are so beautiful today and I am so afraid with the 90 degree heat and possible storms that the flowers might not be as pretty another day.

Purple Flower that I do not know the name.
It is always so gorgeous, but will take over a flower bed if not contained.
I have it contained it in a small area in front of the pond.  The yellow plant fights it and could win if I didn't keep pulling some of it out.  I think they are pretty together.

And the winner is~~~

You can see all last weeks challenge entries by clicking here!

This week's winner was chosen by a random drawing and
Olga is the winner.    
Congratulations Olga!!!!!
 Thanks to those of you who joined us for last week's challenge.  I loved all the black and white cards.  I am so glad this challenge winner was chosen by a Random Drawing as it will have been very difficult to chose one card as a winner.
I will be sending Olga a badge for her web site and Terri will be sending a gift from Joan's Gardens.
 You can see Olga gorgeous card by clicking here!  Be sure to scroll down to see her other 2 black and white cards that she did for this challenge.  They are fantastic.  Thank you Olga for working hard for this challenge.

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Monday, June 16, 2014

Challenge Card #18


Travis's (future grand-son- in-law) birthday was this week, so I made him this card.  I learned this technique at the Dream Weaver Class I took in Chicago a few weeks ago.  I loved it then and even more so after creating this card. About any scenery stamp will work.  I didn't add many embellishments or layers as I wanted it to be the main focal point.

Directions for Layering Nested Frames
  1. Lay a piece of removable Tape, sticky side up on the table
  2. Carefully place the three smallest Nesting Frames (Dream Weavers DD001) cutting side up on the tape so I t comes across the middle  of the frames, press them in place lightly so they don't move.
  3. Carefully turn the tape and frames over the front of your image cutting side down and place where you want the frames on the image, gently press the tape to the paper.
  4. Place the dies and paper on the plate of your die cutting machine, cutting side up. Place acrylic plate on top and run this through the machine.
  5. Remove the cut layers from the dies
  6. Place one layer of dimensional foam on the largest frame, then put 2 layers of dimensional foam on the 2nd largest and 3 layers on the smallest.
  7. Add to your cardstock and you have a beautiful focal point for your card.

Products Used for this Card that can be purchased at Joan's Gardens
Nesting Dies - DD001 - Dream Weavers
Versafine Ink
Stash for my Paper
Dimensional Tape
Glue Glider
Happy Die - Cheery Lynn  B226
Birthday Die - Cheery Lynn B211
Buttons - Tim Holtz
Anja Vintage 2 Ornament - LR0270 - Marianne

A badge will be sent to the winner and Terri at Joan's Gardens will be sending a prize to the winner.
Here is what you need to do for this week's challenge!

You can make 3 cards this week

Below is what you need to do for this week's challenge
  • Use scenery stamp, picture or digital image
  • Make a layer as I did above
  • any color
  • You must use a product sold at Joan's Gardens.  Also, mention that you are doing the card/project for Joan's Touch Challenge. It would be nice if you would add this link to your post: www.joanstouch.com

You will have until next Monday, June 23 morning 6:00 AM EST to link your project.

A winner will be chosen from a random drawing for week #18 and the winner of the challenge will be announced June 24