Friday, March 6, 2015

Special Delivery!

 **Looking for my post on the Friday Mashup 200th Celebration? Click HERE**

I finally had some time to sit down and get this card together. If you are on Instagram you may know about the 30 Day Marker Challenge. I've recently been introduced to Copic Markers and wow are they addicting! I've only got 34 at the moment but I'm working on building my stash! Anyway, this adorable image from SugarPea Designs was my first project for the 30 day marker challenge and I finally got him all colored and done. I adore penguins and could not resist this set.

Also, did you know that if you join The Friday Mashup for the 200th Celebration you have a chance to win $20.00 in store credit to SugarPea Designs? How awesome is that?!

Thanks for stopping by and make sure to check out the SugarPea Designs sketch challenge!

Stamps: Happy Mail (SugarPea Designs)
Paper: Cherry Cobbler (SU), Whisper White (SU), Soft Sky (SU), Carta Bella All Bundled Up Collection
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Copics: N3, N4, N7, BG10, E15, E17, E18
Blendabilities: Pumpkin Pie, Coastal Cabana
Accessories: Cuttlebug, CB Charles EF, dimensionls

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Friday Mashup 200th Celebration Challenge!

We are so excited to be celebrating our 200th Challenge at the Friday Mashup and we want to say a Huge Thank you to all our fans who have supported us! In honor of our fans we are giving back with a 200th celebration Blog Hop and some Fabulous Prizes from Ellen Hutson, Newton's Nook, Lawn Fawn, SugarPea Designs and more! 

This week's challenge is Create a project using your TWO favorite Mashup Challenges together on one project! 

We have Two very Special Guest joining in the fun... Sandy Allnock & Jennifer Jackson from Newton's Nook have both created Mashup's for us! 

Head over to the Friday Mashup Blog for more Info and to Link up and Hop along or you can link up in the Inlinkz below.

For my card I chose challenges #109, use the sketch and make a pair of cards, and 121, use polka dots and the word 'happy'.

This week's Mashup Challenge:

Create a project using your TWO favorite Mashup Challenges together on one project!
  1. Use 1 element from each of your Two Favorite Challenges together.
  2. or Use both of the elements from your Two Favorite Challenges together. 
You can find a list of all the Friday Mashup Challenges here and we also have a Pinterest Board here. 

Stamps: Cheerful Critters
Paper: Baked Brown Sugar, Whisper White, Strawberry Slush DSP, Pistachio Pudding DSP
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Strawberry Slush, Pistachio Pudding, Blendabilities Crumb Cake (light)
Accessories: In Color Sequins, dimensionals, sponge

An InLinkz Link-up

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Bright Dasher for TTS

This week at 'Tis The Season we have a nice simple sketch! I decided to break out one of my favorite stamps, Dasher. I also played along with the current Jingle Belles challenge, which was an inspiration photo. I used the colors and reindeer.

I really like the white against the bright colors, it really stands out! To give the card a little more pop I paper pierced along the edges of the card and the main elements.

Head over to the 'Tis The Season blog to play along with us, and check out the Jingle Belles blog as well!

Stamps: Dasher, Ornamental Pine (sentiment)
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry DSP (retired)
Ink: Early Espresso, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: Paper Piercing Kit, sponge

Friday, February 27, 2015

Wish you were here.....

Today's card is for a challenge taking place over at the Lawn Fawn Flickr group. They want you to use Lawn Fawn products along with kraft on your project (you can also do Simon Says Stamp products or combine SSS with Lawn Fawn, I only used Lawn Fawn on mine).

I used the Lawn Fawn Sets Wish You Were Here and Wish You Were Here Too. I was so happy when Lawn Fawn came out with the Alaska stamp and die! I stamped the US on kraft paper and then also on some paper from the Lawn Fawn Snow Day collection. I fussy cut  (I thought I had bought the matching dies to WYWH but ooops, need to get those!) them out and adhered the green one to the kraft paper so it was more stable. I then did the same thing with the Alaska stamp, but actually had the die for that one :) The arrow was fussy cut and all 3 layers are popped up for dimension. The arrow is pointing to the area I live in, an hour north of Anchorage.

My idea for this card came from a popular photo that gets shared on Facebook a lot by proud Alaskans :)

Stamps: Wish you were here, Wish you were here too
Paper: Kraft (SU-retired), Lawn Fawn Snow Day collection
Ink: Early Espresso (SU)
Accessories: Round Corner Punch, Paper Piercing Tool, dimensionals

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Antique Embossed for Friday Mashup

This week at The Friday Mashup Tara is bringing us the challenge and I won't lie, this was a tough one for me. She wants use to create a project with an antique style, element or theme. She would also like us to try the Embossed Embossing technique, you can see the tutorial for that HERE.

When I think antique muted comes to mind, along with yellows and browns. It's hard though because antique can be defined in so many different ways and my brain just kind of shuts down when asked to create something in this style. I pulled out the Apothecary Art set though and sat down to try and figure something out!

I stamped the image in Memento Tuxedo Black on watercolor paper and then used aquapainters to color in the image. I used Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight and Crushed Curry with a light background wash of Crumb Cake. It was adhered to a panel of Very Vanilla that was embossed with the Fancy Fan TIEF and embossed with opalescent embossing powder. This gave the embossed sections a darker hue of yellow with some shine to it. It was hard to capture in the photos but in person it looks terrific! To finish it off I colored some pearls with the 'light' Crumb Cake Blendability marker.

Head over to The Friday Mashup blog to see how the rest of the DT interpreted the challenge and then play along with us!

Don't forget, one more week until our big 200th challenge celebration at The Friday Mashup!!

  • Create a project with an "Antique Style, element or theme".
  • Create a project using the "Embossed Embossing technique" (tutorial) .
  • or Mash it Up! and create an "Antique project using the Embossed Embossing Technique". 

Stamps: Apothecary Art
Paper: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Watercolor Paper
Ink: Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Pear Pizzazz, Early Espresso
Accessories: Big Shot, Fancy Fan TIEF, Labels Collection Framelits, Basic Pearls, sponge, dimensionals

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Taking Flight for Friday Mashup

Happy Friday and thanks for coming by the Friday Mashup! Lisa here with this weeks challenge for you......I've got a sketch for you and I'd also love to see anything flight themed on your project. You could use a hot air balloon stamp, or maybe you want to make a little kite. Use whatever you want as long as it's something that can take flight. I can't wait to see how you all interpret this!

This week's Mashup Challenge:

  • Create a project using the "Sketch". 
  • Create a project with anything "Flight Themed (hot air balloon, plane, kite, etc)"
  • or Mash it Up! and create a project "using the sketch and anything flight themed".

Stamps: Celebrate Today
Paper: Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Best Year Ever DSP
Ink: Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Calypso Coral, Soft Suede, Versamark
Accessories: Coastal Cabana ribbon, Dimensionals

Sharing an Article

Scroll down for my 'Tis The Season post......

This is an excellent article and I wanted to share it because I deal with this frequently, as do many of my crafting friends. It's one thing to be inspired by someone and to try and create something similar while giving credit to the original idea, it's downright rude to blatantly steal a design. I have found my pictures and designs used before, with people claiming it as their own and that is wrong. I share my work because I love to make cards and I know there are others out there who enjoy the same thing. I see wonderful cards every day that inspire me but I would NEVER copy someones card and claim it to be my own original design. I would also never steal someones photograph. Despite what people think posting a photo on your FB or blog does NOT make it a public photo for anyone to grab and use how they want.

Be creative. Have fun. But don't steal from others.