Monday, May 21, 2018

Santa's Zoomin' to Town

I finally got a card done for the Power Poppy Hues to Use challenge from May 8th. I've been running ideas through my head since first seeing the colors but I was in South Carolina the week the challenge came out and then I had to get over serious jet lag the following week LOL 

I thought Christmas as soon as I saw these fun bright colors and so I grabbed a set that I hadn't inked up yet, Power Poppy's Action Santa. How fun is this Santa on his scooter? I smile every time I see this image!

The patterned paper is some from S.E.I  that I've had in my stash for a while and it was the perfect color to go with the blue in the graphic. I also incorporated the blue through the scooter and the packages on the back. The red was brought in on the card base, the scallop circle and of course Santa's outfit, plus a package. The green was brought in on the strip across the middle and the Christmas tree.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Life Is Meant To Be Enjoyed

It's time for a new challenge over at the Sunday Stamps blog and this week we have a color challenge for everyone. Once again it was the dang pink in the challenge that stumped me and I spent days just sitting at my craft desk, trying to figure out what I wanted to do.

I took down my MFT PI stamps and started going through them and when I saw the Fun in the Sun one I decided to use that. Next in line was figuring out a layout and thankfully Freshly Made Sketches has one this week that worked perfectly for the idea in my head.

I recently spent a week in South Carolina for my nephews boot camp graduation and for this Alaska girl it was HOT down there, with temps in the 90's. I was looking forward to cooling off in the hotel pool but BOO, the pools apparently don't open down there until Memorial Weekend. So not fair to us out-of-towners who are dying in the heat LOL With this card I decided to go with my thoughts of floating in a nice cool pool on a hot day....the patterned paper I used mimics the water in a pool and the pink patterned paper is the deck area around the pool.

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 these colors!

Thursday, May 17, 2018

A Summer Hello

It's Inspiration Week over at Little Miss Muffet Stamps and there are some new images being released this week! On my card I'm using 3 of them....Polka Dot Pals Tazanna, Backyard Picnic Table and Backyard Flower Pot.

To create my card I imported the picnic table image into Word and then I added Polka Dot Pals Tazanna. I resized her and moved her around until I was happy with the way she looked against the picnic table. I thought it all looked a little plain so I decided to add the flower pot, resizing that until I was happy with it. Then I colored the image with my copics. A nice and easy scene that is perfect for a summer hello!

Don't forget, the Anything Goes Challenge is still open over at the Little Miss Muffet Stamps blog so head on over there and play along with us!

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

A Pop of Color with Santa

The current Power and Spark challenge over at the Power and Poppy blog is all about a pop of color....they want to see us create a black and white project with a pop of color. I thought it was going to be easy but I actually got stumped with this for a bit! I actually created a card before this one but didn't like it and started over, and this card is what came about.

I took the Flowering Santa stamp, stamped it in black and then used a rectangle die to cut it. I used red copics to color in the flowers in Santa's beard and then used my cool grays to color in the rest of Santa's beard and hair.

I cut out another die piece the same size as the image panel and situated that on the red plaid paper background (I spent last week in South Carolina and got to visit Hobby Lobby, this plaid paper is from a paper stack I got there. I wish Hobby Lobby would come to Alaska!), and then I layered the image panel across the black rectangle. I was going to put a sentiment across the front but didn't like how it blocked part of the image so just stamped an image on the inside panel instead.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Super Friend for LMMS

It's Inspiration Week over at Little Miss Muffet Stamps and this week I'm using Polka Dot Pals Febiana on my card. She is one of the recently released images and she comes with an "LM"on her chest or you can use the image without the "LM". On a previous card I used the image without the "LM" so with today's card I decided to use the one with it.

My local scrapbook store had this patterned paper and so I grabbed a few pieces of it, I knew it would be perfect for this LMMS image. I pulled the colors from the paper to use on Polka Dot Pals Febiana's outfit, coloring it with copics.

Don't forget, the Anything Goes challenge over at the Little Miss Muffet Stamps blog is still open, so come on over and play along with us! You could possibly win a gift certificate to the Little Miss Muffet Stamps store just for playing along!

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Getting Plaid With It

It's time for a new challenge over at The Merry Christmas Challenge blog and as always it's Anything Goes, with the optional theme being 'plaid' this week. I absolutely adore plaid so this challenge was easy peasy for me!

I used a current Pure Innocence Christmas stamp and paper pieced her dress with some plaid Christmas paper from MFT. I then used that same plaid paper to create my banner going down the middle of the card base. On the red panel behind the image I used an older PI set to stamp the snow, I felt the red panel was just too plain without it (even though hubby liked it plain). The sentiment was heat embossed with some SU white embossing powder.

Make sure you head on over to The Merry Christmas Challenge blog to see what the rest of the DT created and then play along with us! If you've been joining us since January you should have a nice Christmas card stash building up!

Monday, May 7, 2018

Best Mother Ever

Mother's Day is just around the corner and so it's time to get those cards for your mom or the mother figures in your life ready! Paper-Garden is having a fun Mother's Day blog hop and I'm playing along!

For my card I used a clear stamp from Power Poppy called Geraniums Take Two. I just love geraniums, they are one of my favorite flowers to have in my garden! I'm not a fan of the color pink but I do love it in my flowers so I made my geraniums a nice strawberry pink. Because I like darker colors I used Basis Blue card stock from the Paper-Garden for my card base, the frame around my oval image panel and for the sentiment ribbon. I like how the blue balances out the strawberry color, keeping the card feminine but not overly girly! This blue is such a lovely shade of navy, I really like it! The Paper-Garden very generously sent me quite a few shades of their card stock to try out and let me tell you, I'm loving the blues and greens! (I'll post more about their card stock when I get back from my trip to the Lower 48!)

To finish off the card I heat embossed the sentiment (from an older SU retired set) on the banner and popped it up with dimensionals. I added the gems on each side just to give it a little extra "oomphhh".

Head on over to Paper-Garden, check out all the entries and then I'd love it if you voted for my card! You can vote at the bottom of the page, you'll see my blog, Snowy Moose Creations, in the drop down menu!