Sunday, November 19, 2017

Joy to the World

It's time for a new challenge at Sunday Stamps and this week we have a fun sketch from Monika. Usually I'm pretty literal when it comes to sketches but I went a little broad with my interpretation, as I had a certain idea running through my head.

I used a die from SU's Hometown Greetings Edgelits that has 3 houses, along with a tree. For the sketch I'm using the houses as the squares, and then I placed the sentiment below the first few houses. Instead of placing 3 embellishments under the sentiment I decided to emboss the bottom of the scene with snow, making those my circles from the sketch.

Head on over to the Sunday Stamps blog to see how the rest of the DT interpreted the sketch and then play along with us, we'd love to see your take on it!

Stamps: Hearts Come Home (SU)
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Merry Little Christmas DSP (all SU)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Big Shot, Hometown Greetings Edgelits (SU), Softly Falling TIEF (SU)

Friday, November 17, 2017

Poinsettia Christmas

For this card I played along with the current Freshly Made Sketches and the Portion Control Challenge at Power Poppy. The circles in the sketch were the perfect way to bring in the leaves of the poinsettia and the pomegranate berries, plus cutting off some of the image filled the bill for portion control.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Poinsettia and Pomegranates (Power Poppy)
Paper: Neenah Solar White, Mossy Meadow (SU retired)
Ink: Printer Ink
Copics: R35, R37, R59
R24, R27
YG11, YG63, YG67
G24, G17, YR24
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Avery Elle Wonky Stitches

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Christmas Banner for LMMS

It's time for a new challenge over at the LMMS blog plus there are some great new images being released in the LMMS shop today! I used one of those images on my card today, her name is Polka Dot Pals Jessica. How cute is she? I just love her hair and the banner can be used for any occasion. 

I decided to go with a Christmas card and so I picked out some retired SU DSP from my stash and pulled from those colors to color my image. Because I used snowflakes in the window insert I decided to color my banner to match that and then used a white gel pen to add snowflakes to it. I used a scrap I had to stamp the sentiment and place it across the bottom portion of the card.

Head on over to the LMMS blog to join in our latest challenge and head on over to the FB group for conversation and to show off any projects you are working on! You can find all the new images in the LMMS store HERE.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Wintertime Wishes

I'm still playing catch up and today's card is for Power Poppy's Hues to Use from Nov.7. This one had me stumped for a while because of the pink in it. I don't care for pink and so when I'm faced with using it my brain tends to shut down LOL It was actually another crafter who submitted a card for this that inspired me, you can see Camille's card HERE.

I used the digital stamp set Stand Here and then cut it out with my Wonky Stitched frame from Avery Elle. I grabbed my copics that I felt matched these colors and colored my image in. I wanted to add a sentiment across the front but didn't want anything too big so I opted to use a sentiment from the Power Poppy clear set Cozy Cupfuls.

I wanted the berries to be white with a hint of pink so I colored the edges in with pink and left the centers the lighter color. I then went over the centers with a Wink of Stella white pen so when it dries the white will pop more. I used a T5 to go over the green on the stems to give them a darker appearance from the leaves.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Stand Here (Power Poppy digital set), Cozy Cupfuls (Power Poppy clear set)
Paper: Calypso Coral (SU), Neenah Solar White
Ink: Printer Ink, Calypso Coral (SU)
Copics: R0000, R00, R11, R22, R24
G02, G05, G09
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Avery Elle Wonky Stitches Die, Wink of Stella White Pen

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Bottlebrush Christmas

 I made this card on Thursday but got busy with my family and completely spaced posting it, ooops!

I'm behind on playing with my favorite challenges so I'm playing catch up with some of them. This card was made for one of the recent color challenge at Power Poppy and their Hues to Use. The colors to use are a plum, olive green and a chartreuse green. I wasn't sure what to do with these colors at first but after staring at all my Power Poppy stamps for a while I went with the Bottlebrush Holiday set. I think this group of trees is so fun!

To bring in the plum I colored in the ornaments with the deep color, and I also tried to go for a plum color with my background paper. I really didn't have anything that color so the red I used is a bit different but I think it still works! The olive green is the trees and the background paper with the brighter green brought in on the garland and some of the ornaments.

If you haven't checked out the Hues to Use challenge you really should! The inspiration photos are always gorgeous and their guest designers always show off some great cards!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Christmas Greetings for LMMS

Did everyone stop by the LMMS FB page this last week to check out the introduction of the news PDP faces? If you didn't you sure missed some awesome inspiration from some great people! I was really blown away by the samples that were posted and the faces are definitely a must have!

This week it's Inspiration Week over at the LMMS blog and I have a Christmas card featuring a teen too cool for's a digital stamp called Casper Silvermist Too Cool for Christmas and he is part of the Honeycloud Teens series. I've got 3 boys, all grown now, but at one time or another I have definitely seen them act like they were too cool for Christmas :)

Make sure and head on over to the LMMS blog to see what the rest of the DT created and don't forget the Anything Goes challenge is still open, so come play along with us!

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Warm Winter Wishes

Happy Wednesday! I'm excited to announce that I've joined the team over at The Merry Christmas Challenge! Anyone who has frequented my blog knows that Christmas cards are my favorite type of card to make so being able to be a part of this team makes me super happy!

My first card as a member of the team is a masculine Christmas card, for a young boy or teen. The great thing about it is it can be used as a Christmas card, a winter card or both, depending on when in the season you want to send it.

After coloring in this older Pure Innocence image I was trying to decide on my frame color. I already had the patterned paper picked out so I needed to tie it all together. I made one blue frame, one brown frame, created the cards and then polled my family and friends LOL Surprisingly it was pretty evenly split...half of them liked the blue frame and half of them liked the brown frame! I ended up making 3 of each color so everyone was happy :)

Are you working on your Christmas cards? Head on over to The Merry Christmas Challenge and play along with us! The theme is always Anything Goes with an optional twist, and this week the twist is "snow". I incorporated that with my boy image holding snowballs. What would you create for a snow theme? Come on over and show us!