Sunday, October 23, 2016

Fall Blessings for Sunday Stamps

It's time for another challenge at Sunday Stamps and this week we have a nice simple sketch to play along with. 

I grabbed the set Lovely Leaves from SugarPea Designs and embossed the sentiment "Fall Blessings" in gold on the left side of the card front. I then used some paper I've had for years from S.E.I. to create my border on the right side of the card. It has gold on it also so ties in nicely with the gold sentiment. To help separate the 2 sections I added a strip of Old Olive, cut out with a die from MFT.

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

Stamps: Lovely Leaves (SPD)
Paper: Soft Suede (SU), Old Olive (SU), S.E.I.
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: Gold Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Cuttlebug, MFT Die-Namics 23, CB Swiss Dots EF

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Only One You

Happy Thursday! I hope everyone is having a great week! I'm excited because I'm finally wrapping up my kitchen remodel. I started refinishing my cabinets and painting them back in Aug and that's almost done, plus I put the new color on the kitchen walls this week so that is done. All I need to do is go get the new curtains and blinds this weekend and I'll be about done with this project, whew! 

You know what else is new? This image from Little Miss Muffet Stamps! I love it because I am a total tomboy and this image could totally have been me as a kid :) I used my favorite colors on the card, blue and green. This image is called 'Uma' and is part of the Polka Dot Pals line (my favorite line, just saying, love all the images!). You can buy this image and so many more HERE.

Head over to the LMMS Challenge blog and see what the rest of the DT came up with and then play along with our Anything Goes challenge!

Stamps: LMMS Polka Dot Pals Uma, sentiment from MFT PI
Paper: Night of Navy DSP (SU), Cherry On Top DSP (SU retired), Neenah Solar White
Ink: Printer Ink, Night of Navy (SU)
Copics: G07, YG09
B91, B93, B95, B97
E00, E02
E25, E27, E49
Accessories: Scan N Cut, Cuttlebug, MFT Dienamics 23, dimensionals

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

LMMS Inspiration Week!

This week it's time for some inspiration over at the Little Miss Muffet Stamps FB page! With Halloween just around the corner I decided to combine 3 images for a fun Halloween card.

The images I combined are the Polka Dot Princess (just released last week!), Jr Hatter Batty and Polka Dot Pals Ghostly. I decided to stick with colors usually associated with Halloween....purple, green and black. The purple copics I used are blue violet shades but it's more of a purple shade, I swear :) I wanted the 3 images to be the main focus of the card so I kept it simple by just shading around them and keeping the background white.

Head on over to the LMMS FB group to see the rest of the wonderful inspiration being shared! You can find the images I used in the LMMS Store HERE.

Stamps: PDP Princess, Jr Hatter Batty, PDP Ghostly (all LMMS digital stamps)
Paper: Basic Black (SU), Neenah Solar White
Ink: Elegant Eggplant (SU)
Copics: EOO, E11, E21
E33, E37
BV04, BV08
G07, G09
B91, B95, B97
E25, E27, E29
N1, N2, N4
N2, N4, N7
E35, E08, R59
R08, N2
W1, W4
Accessories: Printer, Cuttlebug, MFT Blueprints 27

Monday, October 10, 2016

Thanks and Giving for Sunday Stamps

Oooops, I'm a bit late getting my Sunday Stamps post up! Hubby and I went to Seward Alaska with good friends this past weekend to celebrate my birthday and I forgot to set up the post before I left.

This week at Sunday Stamps we have a color challenge. I decided to use the browns and go monochromatic on my card. I also played along with the sketch over at SugarPea Designs challenge blog.

The sentiment is from SugarPea Designs set Lovely Leaves. I love this sentiment and the font used! I stamped the leaves from the set in a few different browns, cut them out and then popped them up in the corner.

Head on over to the Sunday Stamps blog to see what the rest of the DT came up with and play along with us! Don't forget to also go check out the challenge over at SugarPea Designs!

Stamps: Lovely Leaves (SPD)
Paper: Early Espresso (SU), Neenah Solar White, DCWV Everyday Essentials Stack
Ink: Early Espresso, Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede (all SU)
Accessories: Soft Suede Dots (SU retired), dimensionals, MFT Zig Zag Stich Rectangles, Cuttlebug

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

A Fun Announcement!

Happy Thursday! I'm excited to announce that for the next 6 months I'll be a guest DT member at Little Miss Muffet Stamps. They are a great shop that offers wonderful digital images to play with along with rubber stamps!

If you've never used digital stamps before trust me, it's super easy! This is actually my first card ever that I created with digital stamps and if I can do it, trust me, you can too :)

This sweet girl is part of a new release coming out today from Little Miss Muffet Stamps! She is part of the Polka Dot Pals collection and you can buy faces to customize your images or you can be like me and just leave it as is!

A friend of mine's husband recently retired from the US Navy and they moved from NJ to Idaho, where they bought a home. She posted a picture on Instagram of some beautiful purple mums that are growing in the yard and that was my inspiration for the coloring of this image. I'm in full on fall mode so I'm all about the darker colors right now (well, ok, when am I not about darker colors LOL, they are my favorite).

Head on over to the Little Miss Muffet Store to pick up this fun image and then head on over to the LMMS challenge blog and play along with the Anything Goes Challenge!

Stamps: PDP Qamrah (LMMS)
Paper: Mossy Meadow (SU retired), Neenah Solar White, Color Me Autumn DSP (SU Retired)
Ink: Mossy Meadow (SU retired)
Copics: E33, E35, E37
E50, E21, E11
YG63, G94
V04, V05, G07, Y04
R59, R89
Accessories: Cuttlebug, MFT Die-namics Blueprints 20, Sequins, Dimensionals, Sponge

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