Sunday, June 26, 2022

My Parachute

Happy Sunday! It's time for a new challenge over at the Sunday Stamps blog and this week we have a fun sketch from Claire!



For my card I grabbed a set from MFT that I recently bought, I just thought these little bunnies were so cute! Once again I went with my favorite summer color combo, blue and yellow with a touch of gray. Nice and simple!




Make sure to head over to the Sunday Stamps blog to see what the rest of the DT came up with (and give some extra love to our two new design team members Deb and Erin!) and then play along with us, we'd love to see how you interpret the sketch!

Monday, June 20, 2022

Christmas Joy for Power Poppy

Happy Monday! It's time for a new Blossom Challenge over at the Power Poppy blog and this month Christine is challenging us with a theme of Glassy-Eyed. She wants us to use an image that is in glass or under glass, or if you're really creative create a glass vase, snowglobe or cloche over any Power Poppy image!

For my card I used the digital stamp from Tabletop Tree.  This image features a bottlebrush tree under a glass cloche and it reminds me of some of the Christmas decorations my grandparents had on their Christmas tree. When color the ornaments I tried to stick with colors that felt "old timey" to me.


Coloring glass is definitely not something I'm an expert at! I tried to picture this decoration on a table with a wall behind it, so I used copic T markers along with a C00 and the blender pen to create lines and shadows in the glass. Is it perfect? Definitely not but for coloring I rarely do I think it will work :)

Make sure you head on over to the Power Poppy blog to check out the challenge, check out the list of glassy images that are being discounted for this month's challenge and then play along! Playing along with a Power Poppy image puts you in the running to win a $20.00 gift certificate to the Power Poppy store!

Check out what the rest of the DT has created:

Barbara

Monday, May 30, 2022

Share the Spotlight for Power Poppy

It's Monday and that means it's time for Inspire Me Monday over at the Power Poppy blog and I happen to be the host this week!




Most days I feel like I barely have time to breathe, let alone craft, so today I decided to highlight the Spotlight Technique. This is a super fun and easy way to highlight a certain part of your image and get creative in a short amount of time!

I created 2 cards for this technique, here is the first one.....

Because today is Memorial Day in the United States I decided to use the digital set Perfect Poppies with a red, white and blue theme. I knew I wanted a sentiment so on the copy on the left I placed the sentiment where I wanted it and changed the color to blue.


Next, on the 2nd copy of the image, decide what part of the flower is going to be your focal point and cut it out.


Once you have the part of your image you plan on spotlighting cut out it out and color it.


Now take your first image, adhere it to your card base and then add your spotlighted portion. I used pop up adhesive on the back of mine to get extra dimension. 


Card #2

For my second card I followed the exact same steps, except this time I used the digital set Garden Fireworks.


This time I decided to go with a square shape for my image panels, using the smaller square to die cut my spotlight piece.


Now just put your card together and get your spotlighted image in place.


By using this technique it took me less than 15 mins per card to get everything done! That left me plenty of time to go finish watching the new season of Stranger Things with my family :)

If you've never tried this technique (or even if you have!) I hope you give it a chance and if you do, stop by and share a link to your creation in the comments section! 

Sunshiney Day

It's time for a new challenge over at Sunday Stamps and this week its' a fun sketch challenge from Heidi!


For my card I decided to use some new MFT goodies I recently got. I love the Pure Innocence line that they carry so I pulled out one of the new stamps, Sunny Smiles. How cute is this little girl? I decided to go with one of my favorite summer color schemes, blue and yellow.


Make sure you head on over to the Sunday Stamps blog to see what the rest of the DT created and then play along with us, we'd love to see how you interpret the sketch!

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Happy Wishes for Power Poppy

Hello friends! Do you love Power Poppy images? If so then I have great news,  the Power Poppy blog is full of creation and wonder once again. One of our amazing Bloom Brigade team members, Christine, has started up the monthly challenge again and it is now called The Blossom Challenge. Can you hear me squealing with delight? Marcy's image make me so happy and I am just thrilled to see her work brought to life by everyone!




The theme for the challenge this month is "spring flowers" and I actually have 2 cards for the challenge.....for the first one I'm using a brand new image called Sketches of Spring Vol. 1. Isn't this such a lovely bouquet? 


For my 2nd card I used the digital set Tulips in Hobnail Pitcher. I adore these tulips and went with yellow and pink for my flowers.

Not sure where to start with this challenge? Head on over to the Power Poppy store and browse through the spring digital stamp sets that are 25% off just for this challenge! No matter what your taste is in flowers you will definitely find a set that makes you go "wow"! Use a Power Poppy stamp on your entry and you will be in the running for a $20 Power Poppy gift card, generously donated by Ms. Power Poppy herself, Marcella.

Make sure you check out what the other Bloomies did for this challenge and then play along with us!

Sunday, May 15, 2022

Pink Dragon

Happy Sunday! It's time for a brand new challenge over at the Sunday Stamps blog and this week we have a fun color challenge!
I was a bit stumped on what to do with my card, I didn't want to do flowers or berries so after thinking about it for a while I decided to pull out the Magical Friends set from MFT. A good friend of mine has granddaughters that love dragons so they were my inspiration when coloring up with pink dragon.


My inspiration for the layout came from the current sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches.

Make sure and head on over to the Sunday Stamps blog to see what the rest of the DT created and then play along with us! There is also still time to play along with Freshly Made Sketches, they close their link on Monday at noon PST!

Saturday, March 12, 2022

Peace

Hello friends, if there are any left out there :) I know it's been a loooongggg time since I posted but this is for a good cause so I made time between studying and working to get a card made.

The lovely Marcella of Power Poppy has 2 wonderful offers in her store to help and support the people of Ukraine.....she is offering four of her sunflower digital stamps for FREE. Use them to create cards, posters, flyers, etc., anything you want to show your support for Ukraine.




The second offer is a lovely digital stamp set called Peace Offering that she is offering for $5.00. ALL proceeds from the sale of this stamp set will go to the organization Sunflower of Peace.  This set features a coloring page and digital download, perfect for any coloring skill level!


For my card I used an image from the Peace Offering set, using various shades of yellow and blue to color the image. I love these colors together and I hope the people of Ukraine know how many people across the world stand behind them and wish peace for them.


My layout is courtesy of the latest sketch over at the Freshly Made Sketches blog. This sketch was perfect for the image!




Head on over to these fellow Bloom Brigade members to see their creations!