Wednesday, December 7, 2016

A Tropical Christmas for LMMS

It's inspiration week at LMMS and I decided to go tropical. One of my good friends here in Alaska does not like winter at all. She has lived here over 30 years and a few years ago her and her husband decided to make the move to Arizona. Sadly, about a year after moving, her husband was diagnosed with cancer and passed away. Not long after that she moved back up here to be near her kids and grandkids again. However not a day goes by that she doesn't wish for hot weather and bright sun, so this card was made especially for her!

I used the LMMS images Palm Tree and Dexter Caroling. You can find them in the store HERE and HERE. People often think Alaska has penguins, so little Dexter represents my friend escaping to the tropics!

Visit the LMMS FB group and see the rest of the inspiration from the DT. Don't forget, you can still play along with the LMMS Anything Goes challenge also!

Stamps: Palm Tree, Dexter Caroling (LMMS Digital Stamps), Cold and Cuddly (sentiment, SU retired)
Paper: Crumb Cake (SU), Neenah Solar White, Patterned Paper from SEI
Ink: Printer Ink, Real Red (SU)
Accessories: 1 1/4" Circle Punch (SU)

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Deer Friend

Happy Sunday! It's time for a new challenge at Sunday Stamps and this week we have a color challenge. The image and colors definitely make me think of gingerbread, but that's not what I went with on my card. I decided to pull out one of the new Christmas sets from MFT that I haven't inked up yet.

Once again I used the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches as my starting point. I happened to see the sketch while I was on break at work and checking out Blogger and as soon as I saw it the idea for this card popped into my head.

I die cut out a circle and then embossed with the Softly Falling EF from SU. I stamped the deer in Baked Brown Sugar (SU retired) and the tree in Garden Green, and then colored the tree in with a copic marker. As you can see in the sketch the sentiment is on top and then the element across the bottom of the circle....I die cut 2 of these borders and just layered them to follow the sketch. I finished it all off with some Baked Brown Sugar DSP layered onto a card base of Baked Brown Sugar.

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

(I chose the 2 greens and the brown, with white as a neutral for my colors)

Stamps: Deer Friends (MFT)
Paper: Baked Brown Sugar (SU retired), Garden Green (SU), Baked Brown Sugar (SU retired), Neenah Solar White
Ink: Baked Brown Sugar (SU retired), Garden Green (SU)
Copics: YG63
Accessories: Cuttlebug, ScanNCut, MFT Zig Zag Stitch Circles, MFT Blueprint 23, Wink of Stella Red, SU Gently Falling TIEF, Dimensionals

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

An Elf Christmas for LMMS

Happy Thursday! It's time for a new challenge over at the Little Miss Muffet Challenge blog and so I created another Christmas card. I used this fun image called Jr Hatter Pine...Santa needs helpers to check the list you know! You can find this digital stamp in the LMMS store HERE.

I decided to emboss a strip of white cardstock and then popped up the image against that. The sentiment is from an MFT set and I used it because it was perfect for our little elf.

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

Monday, November 28, 2016

Eat, Drink and Be Tacky

Sunday night everyone else headed to bed so I closed the door to my craft room and started to work on cards. I've accumulated some images these last few weeks due to playing along with the The Daily Marker 30 Day coloring challenge and I used one of those images on this card.

The Paper Players has a sketch this week and when I saw it I immediately thought of the ugly Christmas sweaters I colored the other day. I picked one of them out and created my card around it. It's a bit different from most of the Christmas cards I make but it's going to be perfect for a special someone on my Christmas card list!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Ugly Sweater, Sweater Words an Appliques (Simon Says Stamp)
Paper: Real Red (SU), Basic Black (SU), Neenah Solar White, American Crafts Pattern Patter from Target
Ink: Real Red, Memento Tuxedo Black
Copics: G07, YG09
R27, R46. 
Accessories: Cuttlebug, MFT Blueprints 15 and 27, MFT Zig Zag Stitch Rectangles, 2 3/8 SU Oval Punch, Red Gemstones, dimensionals

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!

I'd like to wish all of my US followers a very Happy Thanksgiving. I hope you are having a day filled with love, laughter and of course, good food! 

Moose Wonderful Time of the Year

Happy Thursday and Happy Thanksgiving to everyone in the US! I hope everyone has a wonderful day. Hubby is in the medical field and has to work at the hospital today so we'll be having a late dinner with good friends of ours. We'll be full of lots of good food by the end of Thursday!

Today is Inspiration Day over at Little Miss Muffet Stamps and I used one of the new moose images, Moose Cheer, as well as a new sentiment, on my card. You can find the image HERE and the sentiment HERE.

I colored in my moose image with Copics and then used Word to recolor the sentiment. I chose an olive green to match the green in my DSP. Once I got the banner situated across my card I popped up the moose with dimensionals above the sentiment.

Make sure you head on over to the Little Miss Muffet Facebook group to see the rest of the inspiration posts and don't forget, the LMMS Anything Goes Challenge is still open!

Stamps: Moose Cheer, Moose Wonderful Time sentiment (both LMMS)
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive (both SU), Neenah Solar White, Season of Style DSP (SU retired)
Ink: Computer Ink (black and old olive)
Accessories: Dimensionals

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Thanks and Giving for Sunday Stamps

It's time for a new challenge at Sunday Stamps and this time we have a sketch for everyone.

 I needed another card to send out for Thanksgiving so I grabbed the SugarPea designs set Lovely Leaves to use the large sentiment. I've used it several times this fall, I really love it! The DSP is some I've been hoarding for a few years now...SU fans will probably recognize it, it's called Spice Cake. I just love this DSP and when I saw a friend break it out recently I was inspired to dive into my hoard.

For the area the heart is in on the sketch I stamped 2 leaves and some berries and then fussy cut them out to adhere on the corner of the square. The square sentiment panel is popped up with dimensionals.

Make sure and head over to the Sunday Stamps blog to see what the rest of the DT came up with and then play along with us!

Stamps: Lovely Leaves (SPD)
Paper: Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Spice Cake (SU retired)
Ink: Soft Suede, More Mustard (SU retired), Pear Pizzazz
Accessories: Cuttlebug, MFT Blueprints 20, MFT Zig Zag Stitch Squares, Dimensionals