Sunday, November 29, 2015

Sending Thanks for Sunday Stamps

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday here in the US the Sunday Stamps deadline is extended until Dec.4th. I created another card for the sketch using an image from SugarPea Designs. My youngest turned 17 on Nov.20 and his grandpa sent him a card and iTunes gift card so I needed to whip up a thank you card for him!

This sweet image is from SugarPea Designs Happy Mail set and I paired him with the colors that make me think of the postal service, red and blue! I used the strip of red DSP to divide the card front into 2 sections like the sketch, and of course the penguin takes the place of the circle shape.

Head on over to the Sunday Stamps blog to play along with us, we'd love to see what you create!

Stamps: Happy Mail (SugarPea Designs)
Paper: Night of Navy, Whisper White, X-Press It, Night of Navy DSP (SU retired), Real Red DSP (SU retired)
Ink: Night of Navy, Real Red
Accessories: Dimensionals

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Camping out for TTS55

Because of the Thanksgiving holiday here in the states the deadline for the current 'Tis The Season challenge is going until Dec.1st, so there is still plenty of time to  play along. Thanks to this challenge I've gotten plenty of Christmas cards done and will be addressing them the next few days to mail out by Dec.1. I love being ahead of the game and having time to do other stuff!

I made a second card for the sketch and this one was specifically made for a friend of mine that lives up in Fairbanks. Her and her husband travel all over Alaska during the summer in their RV so this image from Taylored Expressions is just perfect for them!

Head on over to 'Tis The Season and play along with us, we'd love to see what you create!

Stamps: Campy Christmas (Taylored Expressions)
Paper: Real Red, Neenah Solar White, patterned paper from AC 'Merrymint'
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Real Red
Copics: W0, W1, W2, W4
Y2, Y13, Y19
R17,R29, R46
E42, E31, E53, E35
G07, G09, G17
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Swiss Dots EF, Campy Christmas Dies, Dimensionals

Monday, November 23, 2015

Giving Thanks (again)

This week I am making loaves of banana bread to hand out to friends and  coworkers and I am also including cards for some of the recipients. This particular card is going to a friend of ours that serves on city council with my husband and also teaches at my kids school. She is such a wonderful person and we are very thankful to have her and her family in our lives, and so the card and bread are just a little gift to say we're thankful for her friendship!

The Paper Players sketch was the perfect starting point for my card. Because I used a larger image from MFT I just did the tag shape and then stamped the sentiment and created a banner for that coming off to the right. The patterned paper is from SEI and was sitting in a stash I've had for a few years. To create the tag I used the MFT Tag, You're It and then used the Snow Drifts Cover Up die to create strips across the tag. I then popped up my PI girl with dimensionals on the tag, and adhered the tag to the card with dimensionals also.

Stamps: MFT PI Turkey Time
Paper: Baked Brown Sugar, Old Olive, Patterned Paper from SEI, Vanilla colored paper from SEI
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Old Olive
Copics: YR07, YR09, YR18
G21, G24, YG63
E37, E39
E53, E33
R000, E21, E11
E35, E99, E39
Accessories: Cuttlebug, MFT Die-Namics Tag, You're It, MFT Die-namics Snow Drifts Cover-UP
Sponge, Dimensionals

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Getting Thankful for Friday Mashup

This week at The Friday Mashup Heidi is our hostess. She has a fun sketch for us and would also like us to create a project with a thankful theme.

I used one of the images from SU's Thankful Forest Friends and colored it with various markers. I used the 2 1/2" circle punch to  cut it out and popped it up with dimensionals over the DSP. The simple sentiment is perfect for the busy DSP background.

Head over to The Friday Mashup blog to see what the rest of the DT created and then play along with us!

  • Use the Sketch.
  • Create a project with a Thankful theme.
  • or Mash it Up! and create a project using the Sketch and a Thankful theme. 

Stamps: Thankful Forest Friends
Paper: Early Espresso, Whisper White, Delightful Dijon DSP
Ink: SU Markers
Accessories: 2 1/2" Circle Punch, dimensionals

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Have Your Elf a Merry Christmas

I'm squeaking in with a card for the The Paper Players challenge, which is to create a CAS Christmas card. I just stocked up on some Pure Innocence stamps that were on clearance at MFT so perfect opportunity to break one of the sets in!

This die from MFT is a new favorite of mine as it allows you to quickly put a card together. I grabbed some paper I've had for a few years from SEI and used that behind the frame. I colored the image with copics, fussy cut it and then popped it up with dimensionals. The sentiment was stamped in Garden Green.

I'm also entering this in the Simon Says Stamp Weds challenge, they'd like to see Christmas cards featuring MFT products!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Pure Innocence Elf Girl (MFT)
Paper: Garden Green (SU), Neenah Solar White, pattern paper from SEI
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Garden Green
Copics: G09, G17, G28
R27, R29, R46
R000, E21, E11
YR15, YR24
E35, E99, E25
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Die-namics Stitched Cover-Up Companion-Horizontal, Dimensionals

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Warm Winter Wishes

I spent the afternoon watching football and when my Giants suffered a heartbreaking loss I needed some alone time and headed off to craft. I wanted to play along with the MFT sketch challenge and thankfully there is still some time left.

I used the MFT Stitched Cover Up Diagonal Die to create my angled portions of the sketch. The paper is from the MFT Calm and Cozy Chevron Pack and I started with the darkest color at top and moved to the lightest at the bottom. I cut out the streetlight in black and added yellow for the light. The sentiment was stamped in gray across the bottom and then I used spackle aka my embossing paste to create the look of heavy snow with the MFT stencil Snowfall.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Let's Get Cozy
Paper: Neenah Solar White, MFT Calm and Cozy Chevron Pack, Basic Black (SU), Daffodil Delight (SU)
Ink: Smoky Slate (SU)
Accessories: Cuttlebug, MFT Die-namics Streetlights, MFT Stitched Cover Up Diagonal Die, MFT Snowfall Stencil, Spackle

Thankful Sketch for Sunday Stamps

This week at the Sunday Stamps we have a nice easy sketch to play along with! Looking at my card you may not think I followed the sketch but I did! I just turned the card to the side and my little girl is the circle shape, with the division created by the die perfect for separating the top and bottom layers!

I love this image from MFT called Turkey Time....they just had it on sale for retirement so I am so glad I picked it up last month!! I colored the girl with copics to match the paper with the paper from SEI that I used.

I kept it very simple, I love how this die makes it so easy to create a CAS card.

Make sure to 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: MFT Turkey Time
Paper: Old Olive, Cajun Craze, X-Press It Blending Paper, patterned paper from SEI
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Early Espresso
Accessories: Cuttlebug, MFT Die-Namics Stitched Cover-up Companion Horizontal, dimensionals