Sunday, May 3, 2015

Use Your Stuff Monday #2

I'm joining my friends Holly and Rita once again to use something in my stash that hasn't been used yet and this time we are using dies. I pulled out the Home Sweet Home die by SugarPea Designs. I've had it about a month or so, it's a brand new die that they recently released.

Since we are challenging ourselves to use stuff in our stash I used paper from S.E.I. that has been sitting on my shelf for a while. I liked the orange polka dot paper, it just seemed to pop out at me.

I cut out "home" 4 times and then glued them all together to get some dimension. I used one of the sentiments from the SugarPea set Happy Mail, it goes perfectly with this die!

To finish off the card I took put a strip of the orange paper along the bottom and then rounded the bottom corners of the card.

Do you have dies in your stash that you haven't used? Join us and get that stuff out of your stash!

Stamps: Happy Mail (SugarPea Designs)
Paper: Neenah Solar White, decorative paper from S.E.I.
Ink: Lost Lagoon(SU)
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Home Sweet Home die(SugarPea Designs), Round Corner Punch (SU)

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Saying Goodbye for Friday Mashup

No, I'm not saying goodbye but our hostess this week at The Friday Mashup is Heidi and she'd like us to show some love to your favorite stamps that are retiring or already retired. 

Is anyone shocked that I'm sad about Walk in the Wild? I love this set and I can't believe SU is retiring it already. It's a good thing that I really only buy sets I love and will use forever on down the line because this moose will still get a lot of use from me!

Heidi also has a great sketch for us this week so I grabbed my card stock and went to work. The base is Coastal Cabana and I very lightly pressed some Versamark on the Hardwoods background stamp and then pressed my card base on the stamp. I didn't want to the Hardwood background to be too dark so just pressed very softly. I then took some paper from the Lullaby DSP, backed it with Baked Brown Sugar and adhered that to my card base. The moose was stamped with Baked Brown Sugar and Pistachio Pudding on Whisper White. The fathers day sentiment is from the retired set Best Dad Ever.

I'm headed to Denali National Park this weekend and I'm hoping to see some moose out and about! Friends have reported caribou along the park road and also a bear so fingers crossed!

Make sure you head over to The Friday Mashup to see what the rest of the team is saying goodbye too and then play along with us!

  • Create a project using "the sketch".
  • Create a project using "your favorite Retired/Retiring/Forgotten Stamp". 
  • or Mash it Up! and create a project using your Favorite Retired Stamp set and the Sketch". 

Stamps: Walk in the Wild, Hardwood, Best Dad Ever(retired)
Paper: Coastal Cabana, Baked Brown Sugar, Whisper White, Lullaby DSP
Ink: Baked Brown Sugar, Pistachio Pudding, Hello Honey, Versamark
Accessories: Misc sequins

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Snowflakes for Tis The Season

This week at 'Tis The Season we have an inspiration photo. It was a hard one for me, I think all the white threw me off. I sat there looking at the photo for days and had no clue what I was going to do and then I saw the sketch from Jingle Belles and what a perfect combo! I immediately started grabbing DSP and snowflake dies and boom, card is done :)

Make sure you head over to the 'Tis The Season blog and see what the rest of the DT came up with, and check out Jingle Belles too!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Sweet Tweets for Jingle Belles

Wow, playing along with challenges 2 day in a row? Someone write this down on the calendar LOL

I haven't played along with Jingle Belles in a bit so today I played along with the fun sketch they have up right now.

I recently bought my first order from Taylored Expressions and had colored this sweet image last week and set it aside. It works perfectly for the sketch, don't you just love it when things work out like that? :) I love birds and when you combine birds with Christmas....well that just makes me smile!

My paper is from Stampin Up Season of Style DSP. I tried to pull out the red and green from the image. I used a Wink of Stella pen to add some sparkle to the birdhouse roofs and also to the ground. A few sequins helped finish off the card.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Wishes on a Wire-Christmas (Taylored Expressions)
Paper: Cherry Cobbler (SU), 
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, various Copics
Accessories: Wink of Stella, Sequins from Pretty Pink Posh, dimensionals

Monday, April 27, 2015

Patriotic for Paper Players

I had some time to play along with a challenge today so I decided to join the The Paper Players and their sketch. As soon as I saw the sketch I knew I wanted to use the For Your Country set. I had to redo the card a few times because I didn't like the way I had originally done the banners, and I also decided to emboss the white background, it looked better against the polka dot papers.

Since it is a patriotic card I decided to go with the colors of the US, white and blue. The white banner across the middle is embossed with the Lucky Stars TIEF and I used the Arrows TIEF for the white background.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: For Your Country
Paper: Real Red, Polka Dot Parade, Pacific Point DSP, Whisper White
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Big Shot, Arrows TIEF, Lucky Stars TIEF, Oval Framelits, dimensionals

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Bear Love for Sunday Stamps

It's Sunday already! Why of why does the weekend go by so fast! Thankfully we've got Sunday Stamps to make us smile and give another reason to stamp :)

Today we've got a fun sketch. I used a set I just got from Mama Elephant, it was my first time inking it up. The images in this set are so sweet, if you haven't seen the set definitely check it out!

I knew I wanted to use this retired Real Red ribbon at the top of the card so I chose my colors to go along with that. I chose DSP that was pretty muted as the image is very simple and I didn't want the paper to be overwhelming.

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: Bear Hugs (Mama Elephant)
Paper: Crumb Cake, Crumb Cake DSP, Basic Black DSP, Real Red DSP, Neenah Solar White
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black,  Real Red, Various Copics
Accessories: SU Real Red Ribbon (retired)

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Umbrellas and Polka Dots!

Welcome back to another Friday Mashup challenge! It's my turn to host the challenge so as we close out April I wanted to focus on April showers and umbrellas. So many parts of the US are dry and looking for rain...I know here in southcentral Alaska we need moisture! Our lack of snow over the winter has everyone very concerned about an early start to the fire season. We had snow showers the other day but it wasn't enough to make a difference. Maybe this challenge with help Mother Nature along :) 

I'm also playing along with SugarPea Designs Anything Goes challenge. How fun is this image of a little girl with her umbrella? I colored in the scene with Copics and then paper pieced her umbrella, using a marker to add a few highlights.

I also love polka dots so let's add those to our projects also and have some fun! We can't wait to see what you come up with. Head over to The Friday Mashup blog to see what the rest of the DT came up with and play along with us and also be sure to check out SugarPea Designs!

  • Create a project using " Umbrellas".
  • Create a project using "Polka Dots".
  • Or Create a project using "Umbrellas & Polka Dots". 

 The April showers we had on Monday.....

Stamps: Hello, Sunshine (SugarPea Designs)
Paper: Strawberry Slush, Strawberry Slush DSP, Polka Dot Parade, Neenah Solar White
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Old Olive
Grass: YG03, YG25
Sidewalk: C1, C3, C5
Stones: W2, W3, W4
Jacket: Y02, Y04, Y13, Y18
Hair: E13, E15, E17
Pants: BV02, BV04
Accessories: Modern Label Punch (SU), dimesionals