Thursday, January 19, 2017

Love You for LMMS

Happy Thursday from snowy Alaska! Over the weekend we got over a foot of snow and these last few days we've had a true arctic blast...as I write this the temp at my house is negative 34 degrees! After several years of non winter like weather here in southcentral Alaska it is nice to have winter again!

It's also time for some Little Miss Muffet Stamps inspiration again. As soon as I spotted the Polka Dot Pal Rosalie I had to have her, as she is signing " I love you". My oldest son is deaf so of course the "I love you" sign is used all the time in our family.

Since Rosalie has flip flops on I went with the color of the summer sun, a nice bright yellow. My deaf son happens to love the color yellow and it actually didn't occur to me until after I finished the card how that worked out :) I had to throw in one of my favorite colors, blue.

Make sure you are a part of the LMMS FB group and come on by there to see what kind of inspiration the rest of the DT came up with! Don't forget, there is still time to play along with the LMMS Anything Goes challenge also.


Stamps: PDP Rosalie (LMMS Digital Stamp)
Paper: Marina Mist (SU), Neenah Solar White,  Polka Dot Parade (SU retired)
Ink: Marina Mist (SU)
Copics: B93, B95, B97
E34, E37, E49
E00, E02
T3
Y08
Accessories: Marina Mist Ribbon (SU retired)

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Patriotic Stars for Sunday Stamps

It's time for a new sketch at Sunday Stamps and this week I went patriotic, as that's the first thing that popped into my head when I saw the stars.

Now, I'm a very literal person so when I see a sketch with certain shapes I almost never change it up, it's just one of my weird little quirks. When I saw the stars the American flag came to mind and the card came together pretty quickly after that.

I used SU Star framelits and cut 3, just like the sketch, to go down the right side of the card. Because my main layer was white I decided to do 2 small blue stars and make the the larger one in the middle red. The sentiment is one of my favorite quotes and is from a set that retired from SU last year. It's one I'll always use though, patriotic cards are always something I need in my stash. To try and mimic the look of stripes I used a a Cuttlebug embossing folder.

Head on over to the Sunday Stamps blog to see what the rest of the DT created and then play along with us! Feel free to change the star shapes to anything you want!



Stamps: For Your Country (SU retired)
Paper: Real Red (SU), Night of Navy (SU), Neenah Solar White
Ink: Night of Navy (SU)
Accessories: Cuttlebug, SU Stars Framelits, CB Distressed Stripes EF, Dimensionals



Saturday, January 14, 2017

Monkey Love for Sketch Saturday

It's Saturday and that means it's time for another challenge at Sketch Saturday! This week the sketch is sponsored by Miss Tiina and she is offering the chance to win a $20.00 gift card to her store for those that play along.

I used one of the sock money images for my card, which can be found in the Miss Tiina store HERE. How cute is he with the string of hearts he is holding up? I used copics to color the image an kept it very simple, since I want the image to be the main focus of the card.

I used some Chocolate Chip DSP for the background and to stay with the sketch I placed some retired SU Real Red Ribbon across the back of the image panel and tied it off in a knot in the upper right.

Make sure you head over to the Sketch Saturday blog to see what the rest of the DT created and then play along with us!


Stamps: Sock Monkey Doodles (Miss Tiina Digital Stamp)
Paper: Real Red, (SU), Neenah Solar White, Chocolate Chip DSP (SU)
Ink: Printer Ink
Copics: E23, E25, E27
R27, R46
Accessories: SU Real Red Ribbon (retired), Wink of Stella Red, dimensionals

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Flowers for LMMS

Happy Thursday! It's time for another challenge over at the Little Miss Muffet Stamps blog and this week I went with an image that is perfect for Valentines Day, this sweet elephant holding a bouquet of flowers in her trunk. The image is called Val Gives Flowers and you can find it HERE.

I colored in the image with copics, used my ScanNCut to cut it out and then popped it up with dimensionals against the white circle. The sentiment banner is from a SugarPea Designs set called Special Delivery. 

Make sure you head over to the LMMS blog to see what the rest of the DT created and then play along with us!


Stamps: Val Gives Flowers (LMMS Digital Stamp), Special Delivery (SPD)
Paper: Rose Red (SU), Neenah Solar White , Love Blossoms DSP (SU retired)
Ink: Rose Red (SU)
Copics: N1, N2, N3
R37, R39
R81
T1, T3
Accessories: ScanNCut, Cuttlebug, MFT Zig Zag Stitch Circles, Dimensionals

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Special Delivery

It's been a pretty quiet weekend around the house as I get ready for my wonderful 2 week vacation to end and work to start back up. I'm trying not think about going back to reality so I've locked myself in my craft room the last few nights to get creative.

For this card I played along with the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches and the Anything Goes challenge at the SugarPea Designs Challenge blog. I just love this penguin and with Valentines Day next month I thought it would be nice to make a card with him. I chose red accents with just a touch of blue to go with my Valentines theme, coloring the image with copics.

Thanks for stopping by!



Stamps: Happy Mail (SPD)
Paper: Neenah Solar White, Cherry Cobbler DSP (SU), Night of Navy DSP (SU)
Ink: Cherry Cobbler (SU), Memento Tuxedo Black
Copics: N3, N5, N7
R27, R46
YR16, YR18
W1
YR24
T2, T3



Saturday, January 7, 2017

Sketchy Moose

It's Saturday and I've got exciting news to share. For the month of January I'll be a guest designer over at Sketch Saturday! I love sketch challenges so I'm thrilled to be working with the awesome team over there. Today's Sketch Saturday challenge is sponsored by Little Miss Muffet Stamps, how fun is that?!

For my card I chose to use the Moose Love image. While we are still below normal for snow in my part of Alaska the snow we do have is helping bring down the moose from the hills into the lower elevations. Tonight my friend down the road looked out her front door to see 2 moose licking the salt off her truck! How fun is that?

I love sketches like this because they really allow the image to take center stage and that's what I did on my card...I printed out the LMMS image, colored it with copics, used my ScanNCut to cut out the image and then popped it up with dimensionals on my card. Because Valentines Day is just around the corner I went with a color scheme of red, kraft and white with just a touch of soft blue thrown in.

Make sure you head over to the Sketch Saturday blog to see the great inspiration from the DT and then play along with us! You can visit the LMMS store HERE to grab the Moose Love image or any of their other fun digital stamps! By playing along with Sketch Saturday this week you have the chance to win a $6.00 gift card to the LMMS store.

One of the cow moose enjoying what my friends yard has to offer. You can see how big she is compared to the truck, or the doorway to the garage.


Stamps: Moose Love (LMMS digital stamp), Sheltering Tree (SU-sentiment)
Paper: Crumb Cake (SU), Real Red (SU), Soft Sky (SU), Neenah Solar White
Ink: Real Red (SU), Printer Ink
Copics: E15, E17, E18
Accessories: ScanNCut, Cuttlebug, MFT Zig Zag Stitch Squares, MFT Zig Zag Stitch Rectangles, MFT Blueprints 27, Dimensionals

Friday, January 6, 2017

Ho Ho Whoa

I recently discovered Mo's Digital Pencil (I know, I know, I must have been under a rock) and just had to get this image. We're big Christmas decorators and are friends with many other extreme decorators so this image is perfect for mailing out in 2017 to a few friends. It's great to already be done with some cards for Christmas 2017 (I made 6 total of this card)!

I printed out the image and then colored it with copics. After cutting down the image panel to the size I wanted I cut a green panel in the same size and then just adhered them in opposite directions on top of the patterned paper background. The background is bold and fun but doesn't take away from the main image, which is perfect.

For the inside sentiment I think I'm going to print out a quote from National Lampoons Christmas Vacation, I just haven't decided which one to use yet.

I also discovered Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge Blog so I'm entering this into the Anything Goes Challenge!

Stamps: Ho Ho Whoa (Mo's Digital Pencil)
Paper: Real Red (SU), Old Olive (SU), Neenah Solar White, Merry Moments DSP (SU retired)
Ink: Printer Ink
Copics: R24, R27, G09 (hat and sweater)
B93, B95, B97 (jeans)
N3,N4,N7 (boots)
R29, Y19, B28, YG09, G94 (string of lights)
E33, E34, E35 (boxes)
B24, R27, YG25 (ornaments)
T1 (hat on fur)
Y08 (star in box)
W0 (shadown on ground)