Sunday, September 25, 2016

Many Thanks for Sunday Stamps

We've got a great new sketch this week at Sunday Stamps! Autumn is almost over here in Alaska so I decided to go will a fall themed card. My craft room looks out over my backyard so the last few weeks I've been distracted from crafting by watching the leaves fall from the trees!

I used patterned paper from Lawn Fawn along with their Small Stitched Leaves set. I love these leaves, they are so pretty! The colors I used for the leaves were pulled from the patterned paper.

Head on over to the Sunday Stamps blog to see what the rest of the DT came up with and then play along with us, we'd love to see your interpretation of the sketch!


Stamps: Happy Harvest (Lawn Fawn-sentiment)
Paper: Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango (all SU), Perfectly Plaid Fall PP (Lawn Fawn)
Ink: Early Espresso (SU)
Accessories: Small Stitched Leaves (Lawn Fawn), Cuttlebug, MFT Die-Namics 20, SU TIEF Square Lattice

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Beary Happy Birthday

** 15 yrs ago the U.S. experienced the worst attack on American soil since Pearl Harbor. Today I honor and remember the victims in NYC, Shanksville and Washington D.C. We will never forget**


We have a new challenge at Sunday Stamps today and it's a color challenge with bright colors. I decided to make a winter themed birthday card since I had some of these polar bears colored and ready to go!

My layout is from the current MFT sketch challenge. The banner at the top was perfect for a sentiment and also as a way to incorporate some yellow to go along with the bears scarf and hat. I used a SU TIEF to create the falling snow.

I managed to use almost all of the colors in the graphic, but for the challenge you only have to use at least 3. With the presents it was easy for me to incorporate all of them though.

Head on over to the Sunday Stamps blog to see what the rest of the DT came up with and then play along with us, we'd love to see how you interpret this challenge!




Stamps: Cool Day, Beary Special Birthday (both MFT)
Paper: Island Indigo (SU), Neenah Solar White, Fun and Frolic Paper Pack (MFT)
Ink: Island Indigo (SU). Memento Tuxedo Black
Copics: Presents: RV25, B24, Y13
Polar Bear: B16, Y13, N1, R81
Accessories: Cuttlebug, SU Softly Falling TIEF, MFT Blueprints 27, Dimensionals

Friday, September 9, 2016

Full of Thanks 2

Today's card is pretty similar to the card I posted the other day, I just changed up the layout and color scheme  a tad. It uses the same items as the previous card, other than the Pumpkin Pie CS. Nice and simple and once again, great way to highlight this fantastic sentiment!

Stamps: Lovely Leaves (SPD)
Paper: Island Indigo (SU),  Neenah Solar White, Countryside Charm (SPD)
Ink: Pumpkin Pie (SU)
Accessories: Cuttlebug, MFT Zig Zag Stitch Circles, MFT Blueprints 18, dimensionals, gold sequins

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Full of Thanks

SugarPea Designs recently had a new release and as soon as I saw their set Lovely Leaves I knew I had to have it. I'm very picky about fonts and sentiments and I just love the fonts and sentiments in this set, they are perfect for fall cards!

I wanted the sentiment to be the main focal point so I kept the rest of the card simple. I adore plaid and this paper from their Countryside paper pad makes me swoon, I love the green and orange with the touch of blue. That is where I drew the rest of my inspiration for this card.


Stamps: Lovely Leaves (SPD)
Paper: Island Indigo (SU), Pumpkin Pie (SU), Neenah Solar White, Countryside Charm (SPD)
Ink: Island Indigo (SPD)
Accessories: Cuttlebug, MFT Zig Zag Stitch Circles, MFT Blueprints 15 and 18, dimensionals, gold sequins

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

I Pick You

I'm still alive!! I've been refinishing my kitchen cabinets and that has taken up all my free time when I'm not at work or doing family stuff, and then I spent the long holiday weekend sick with a nasty cold so today is the first time in a long time that I've been able to stamp!

I decided to play along with the theme challenge at The Paper Players. They want to see circles....that can mean a circle card or circle elements on our cards. I decided to go with circle elements. I used circles to create a border  to highlight some fall images, plus you have the scallop border (which are half circles) and then if we want to stretch it maybe the pumpkin as a circle element, kinda sorta? LOL

I've had several of these mouse images sitting here since I colored them for the last 30DayDailyMarker challenge and this was the perfect excuse to use them. I love how the little mouse seems to be looking back at the "I pick you" sentiment.

Make sure you head over to The Paper Players, there is still time to play along with them!


Stamps: Harvest Mouse (MFT)
Paper: Sour Apple CS (MFT), Trail Mix PP (MFT), Neenah Solar White
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Real Red (SU)
Copics
Accessories: Cuttlebug, MFT Blueprints 23, MFT Zig Zag Stitch Circles, Dimensionals

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Shades of Blue for Sunday Stamps

Happy Sunday! We've got a new challenge over at Sunday Stamps and it's all about shades of blue, with a pop of some green and gray. The colors I used for the challenge are the green, the gray, some dark blue (sentiment) and white as my neutral.

I went with a Christmas card for my design (shocker). The papers from the retired SU DSP All is Calm was just perfect for this challenge.  I love the Pear Pizazz against the gray. The colors I used for the challenge are the green, the gray, some dark blue (sentiment) and white as my

I used the current Freshly Made Sketches as my jumping point for my card, and the long panel on the right was the perfect spot for this PI image from My Favorite Things. I embossed the panel to get some texture. Sorry for the poor picture, it's been raining all week and I was in a hurry!

Head over to Sunday Stamps to see what the rest of the team created and then play along with us!





Stamps: MFT Warm Wishes
Paper: Smoky Slate (SU), Pear Pizzazz (SU), Neenah Solar White, All Is Calm DSP (SU Retired)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Night of Navy, Smoky Slate
Copics: G21, G24
B93, B95
E13, E15
N2, N4
E00, E21, R81
Accessories: Cuttlebug, SU TIEF Softly Falling, MFT Blueprints 27, Dimensionals

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Silent Night in Threes

Whew! It's amazing how time slips away from me. I've been wanting to play along with the Jingle Belles latest challenge and just realized it closes this Weds so I got to work on a card.

This week the challenge is to create in multiple of three...3 circles, 3 reindeer's, 3 ribbons......anything like that as long as there is three. This stamp set from SU immediately popped into my head because it's one of my favorite images and it has 3 trees, perfect to use for this challenge!!

Here in southcentral Alaska our trees have lost their luster and some leaves are already starting to change. Fall is on it's way but I've definitely got winter on my mind. Today's card was inspired by my favorite thing....dark snowy nights.

I love to sit out on my porch at night when it's snowing and watch the flakes fall around the landscape. We have woods around us and there is just something magical to me about watching the snow fall and dance upon the branches of the trees. It's something that never gets old to me!

I wanted the 3 threes to be the highlight of the card so I decided to heat emboss them in white, and then I took a stamp from the Gorgeous Grunge set and stamped it to look like big snowflakes falling down around the trees. I added the simple sentiment at the top of the card and stamped it in red just to give a pop of color against the black and white. The picture really doesn't do the card justice, it is so pretty and serene in person!


Stamps: Wonderland, Gorgeous Grunge (both SU)
Paper: Basic Black, Neenah Solar White
Ink: Versamark, Real Red, White Craft Ink (all SU)
Accessories: White Embossing Powder, Cuttlebug, MFT Die-Namics 20