Friday, July 3, 2020

A Cup of Good Cheer

It's Friday and along with some Power Poppy Friday Fun I'm also playing along with this weeks Creative Confetti Challenge.

It's Christmas in July! Hallmark Channel is playing Christmas movies, I've been listening to Christmas music in my craft room and so it's time to make some Christmas cards!

This weeks Creative Confetti is to Rock Your Mojo and search for an inspiration source. That was easy, I went to the Power Poppy sketches Pinterest board. Layouts are the bane of my existence and so I love checking out the board for inspiration. I ended up going with this fun sketch with a few layers but is still simple.

For my card I used the set Snuggle Down. I LOVE plaid, if I could have everything plaid I would be in heaven but my husband would probably vomit LOL He doesn't share my feelings on plaid unfortunately. This set has stripes to help you create your own plaid and then the images are just features blankets, a lantern and sleigh bells and the image I used features plaid Thermoses. Yes please!!

 I colored my image in with traditional colors and my patterned paper stayed pretty traditional also.

Make sure you head on over to the Power Poppy blog to play along with Creative Confetti or just grab a Power Poppy image to have some Friday Fun!

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Let It Snow

I've been wanting to play along with the current Freshly Made Sketches challenge all week and finally got a chance to give it a go this evening. Nothing like waiting until the last minute!

I haven't had much time to create these last few months so I've had a lot of previously colored images piling up on my desk. Today I grabbed a Mo's Digital Pencil image that I had colored in the last 30 Day Coloring Challenge and decided it was time to make a card with it.

After going through my paper I decided to use some Granny Apple Green from SU as my background paper. I embossed it with snowflakes and then I used a MFT die to cut out a piece of Flirty Flamingo DSP. I then added my image panel on top of that, stamped my sentiment and then secured it all to a Flirty Flamingo base. They are definitely not Christmas/winter colors that I would normally use but I really liked how it all came together to match the colors I had used on the image.

Thanks for stopping by!

Moose-ing You

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

I haven't inked up any moose stamps in a while so I thought I better fix that! I got out the MFT set Sweater Weather in the Woods and colored in the moose and bear for 2 of the circle elements. I then die cut a circle out of blue for my 3rd circle element. I stamped the sentiment in brown on white card stock and then I put all of that on a layer of Crumb Cake that I embossed with a brick wall pattern. The moose and bear are both popped up with dimensionals.

Make sure and 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 the sketch!

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Welcome Little One

This week over at the Creative Confetti Challenge Julie wants to see baby cards. I got the Power Poppy set Precious Baby a few months ago but it hadn't seen ink yet so this was the perfect excuse to play with it!

I have wayyyyy too much DSP in my stash so I grabbed some that's been in there for a while and that I thought would go well with this image. All the colors I used on the image were pulled directly from the paper.

I had colored another image from the set because I was going to make 2 cards with similar colors, just a reversal of colors but wouldn't you know it, as soon as I go to start putting the card together I can't find the image. One minute it was right there on my craft desk and now I have no idea where it went :/ Ten bucks says I find it after I finish this post and I go back to the craft room!

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget, every time you play along with Creative Confetti you are entered to win a $25.00 gift certificate to the Power Poppy shop. There are still some great deals going on in the shop so that $25.00 could really go far!!

Friday, June 19, 2020

Hello Sweet Pea

It's Friday and that means it's time for some Friday Fun with Power Poppy! For my card I decided to make my first ever slimline card. They seem to be all the rage right now and I did buy some slimline dies to try out but for this card I went with just some regular cutting.

My grandma used to grow Sweet Peas on the side of her house and I loved looking at them on her trellis whenever I came to visit. I lost my grandma in 2008 and for several years now I've grown Sweet Peas by seed in honor of her. They aren't blooming yet but I'm hoping it won't be too long before I've got some pretty flowers .If you would like to see some Sweet Peas in bloom check out Power Poppy's fearless leader Marcella's Instagram page, she just happened to post yesterday that she had some Sweet Peas blooming. I thought it was great timing since I was making a card featuring the digital set Sweet Pea Show.

I used Photoshop to maneuver the images around and layer them. I then placed the sentiment in a spot that made me happy and changed the color of the sentiment from black to green. The images were colored with copics and then I went old school and did some sponging around the edges.

For more Friday Fun head on over to see what Leslie and Broni created!


Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Sending Warm Wishes

2 posts in 2 days? Whoa, I must be sick! Naw, I'm just on my month long vacation, woohooo! I actually have time to play in my craft room again, I love it.

I was scrolling through my blog feed when the current challenge for The Paper Players popped up. It's a color challenge and I immediately thought Christmas! when I saw the colors. I started going through my sets and when I saw Flowering Santa by Power Poppy I knew that was the perfect set to use for these colors. This set is retiring and is only $9.00 right now! (you can also get it in digital form)

I used the Basic Gray on the hair, beard and card base, the Tranquil Tide on the leaves, dots and DSP and the Real Red on the flowers, sentiment and the stitched frame. It's hard to see but I covered the flowers and leaves in clear Wink of Stella.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

You're My Anchor

I'm late, I'm late! Better late than never though, right? :)

We have a new challenge over at the Sunday Stamps blog and it's a fun color challenge! The colors are perfect for a summer or patriotic vibe. Since it's been forever since I inked up any of my Pure Innocence stamps I decided to pull put my Sailor Girl, who is just perfect for these colors.

I colored her dress bluer and used red as the accent. Being a Navy family my daughter had an adorable outfit like this when she was a baby, and I also dressed my boys in fun sailor outfits. I always think back to those days when I color this image. Kids grow up way too fast!

The layout came from last weeks Freshly Made Sketches, I really loved it but never got time to play along.

Make sure to head on over to the Sunday Stamps blog to see what the rest of the DT created and then play along with us!