Sunday, June 19, 2016

Adventure for Sunday Stamps

Happy Sunday! I'm back with a card for the new challenge up at Sunday Stamps,a fun color challenge . I'm sorry I haven't been a consistent team member this summer, life just finds a way of getting too busy at times. I promise to do better! 

Here in Alaska Denali National Park holds a road lottery for people to drive the entire length of the park road in Sept. During tourist season (early May- mid Sept) private cars can only drive to mile 15, after that you have to be on one of the park buses, hike in or ride a bike. Weather permitting in the off season private cars can drive to mile 30. The road lottery period is the only time that one can drive all the way in to mile 92 and it is an AWESOME drive! The scenery and wildlife makes it all completely worth it and we found out this week that we won a pass for the lottery and get to drive in on Sept.18th! We went a few years ago because a friend gave us her pass but this is our first time winning and I feel like it's Christmas in June :)

Moose and bear are some of the most active residents of the park so I've had that on my brain the last few days. What better set to pull out than the Warm and Fuzzy Friends set from MFT. This moose and bear are just too cute, I love them! The lake across the street from my house has rainbow trout in it and my family fishes there all the time so that's what I decided to color the fish as.

I'm a big fan of earth tone colors so my eyes immediately went to the brown and greens in our challenge photo. I used the green in my DSP and the coloring of the fish, and the brown in coloring the animals and a strip of woodgrain DSP. My card base is a retired SU color called Bordering Blue, for me it was the closest color I had to match the one on the end in the graphic.

My layout came from the current Freshly Made Sketches challenge. The moose, bear and sign took the spot of the circle on my card :)

Make sure you head 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 what you do with these colors!

Stamps: Warm and Fuzzy Friends (MFT)
Paper: Bordering Blue (SU retired), MFT Trail Mix Paper Pack, Neenah Solar White
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Early Espresso (SU)
Copics: Camp sign: E30,31,33,35,37
Moose: E13,15,17,34,47,49,50,53
Bear: E25,27,29,53
Fish: G24, V04,C3
Accessories: Scan N Cut 2, Dimensionals

Sunday, June 12, 2016

A June Snowman

Hello there! It's been a bit since I posted but I finally made time to sit down today and get some creative work done. I played along with 2 of my favorite challenges, Freshly Made Sketches and Jingle Belles!

Jingle Belles wants to see snowmen on our cards, and FMS has a nice simple sketch with a few layers that seem scary but really aren't! I used some retired Christmas DSP from SU for my panels, with a fun snowman from MFT as my focal point. I adore snowman and cannot wait for winter (and Christmas!). I kept the card pretty simple, as I didn't want to try and compete with the bold Christmas papers. The snowman and sentiment are both popped up with dimensionals.

As we go through the day learning about the tragedy in Orlando please cherish every moment you have, whether it's spent crafting, hanging out with your family or doing anything else that you love. You never know when you might not get another day.

Stamps: MFT Toasty Greetings
Paper: Neenah Solar White, SU Trim the Tree DSP (retired)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Cherry Cobbler
Copics: G09, G28
R27, R46
C3, C5
N1, N2, N7
Colorless Blender
Accessories: MFT Dienamic Bluerprints 18, Cuttlebug , dimensionals

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Colorful Thank You for Sunday Stamps

Happy Sunday! I've missed the last 2 Sunday Stamps challenges due to a busy schedule but I'm back and wow, I love the colors we have this week, they are totally up my alley!

My nephew graduated from high school on May 9th and one of my friends sent him a lovely card and gift so he needed a thank you card to send to her. She's got a fun and vibrant personality so I thought these colors would be perfect for her card!

I used MFT's Blueprints 27 to cut out my scalloped frame and the stitched window panel. The birds are from the MFT set Tweet Friends and I colored them in with the colors from the challenge (I chose to use the shades of green along with the turquoise). I used dimensionals to pop them up along the frame.

The sentiment is from MFT's Kind Thanks and I heat embossed it with white embossing powder. In person it really pops and looks great against the green and turquoise colors!

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!

Stamps: Tweet Friends, Kind Thanks (Both MFT)
Paper: Old Olive (SU), Tempting Turquoise DSP (retired SU), Neenah Solar White
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Copics: B04
BG96, YG99
Accessories: Cuttlebug, MFT Blueprints 27, White Embossing Power, Heat Gun, Dimensionals

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

I'm Alive!

Yes, it is true. I'm still alive and today I even managed to make a card, wooohooo! Life is starting to slow down a little bit so hopefully I'll be back to crafting everyday.

My nephew lives with us and he graduated from high school on May 9th. When my dad was alive he and my stepmom were my nephews main caregivers and when my dad passed my stepmom moved to FL to take care of her mother, and a few years later my nephew joined us here in Alaska. The miles has never torn apart the love we all have for each other and my stepmom sent a very nice card to my nephew for his graduation. He needed a thank you card to send to her so before he left to visit CO for 2 weeks he wrote up the note for the inside, and today I got the card itself done.

My stepmom loves giraffes so that was the inspiration behind the card. She has also been a huge supporter of my nephews through everything he has been through so this sentiment was perfect to send to her.

I used last weeks Freshly Made Sketch as the inspiration for the card layout.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, May 2, 2016

Mother's Day Hello

I'm not stamping much right now, I have a ton of stuff going on taking up my time, but I did sit down today and create this card for my stepmom for Mother's Day. She loves the color red and enjoys birds so I combined that for this card. I kept it nice and simple, stamping the images and creating a little backyard scene. The images are from the MFT set I'm Tweet on You.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Saying Thanks for Sunday Stamps

Happy Sunday, I hope you are having a great day! I'm laying low youngest had prom yesterday and I was non stop with him and his friends until after midnight. It was fun seeing them have such a good time but boy what a long day! Thankfully there is a new challenge from Sunday Stamps to help me relax!

This week we have a color challenge. Color challenges are really hard for me, I prefer sketches. I think it's because sketches are usually so cut and dry, and color challenges can really go in different directions. With these particular colors I just kept it simple, I didn't want anything overwhelming.

I used a mix of MFT and SU products to create this card.

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!

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

A Merry and Bright Christmas

I took a break from working in my yard Monday to play along with the newest SPD sketch. I haven't made a Christmas card in a while so I decided to pull out an SPD set that I hadn't used yet, Merry Makers.

I colored the elf in with Copics and stuck with traditional Christmas colors. I thought about coloring the bulbs yellow and blue but I just couldn't bring myself to do it. I can't help it, I'm a bit particular when it comes to things like that!

The patterned paper is retired from SU and continues that traditional color theme. My banners were cut from SU Real Red and Garden Green. I wanted a place for my sentiment so I added the banner below the circle.

Thanks for stopping by! Only 249 days until Christmas :)

Stamps: Merry Makers (SPD)
Paper: Real Red, Garden Green, Neenah Solar White, SU retired DSP
Ink: Real Red, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Cuttlebug, SugarCuts Stitched Flags, Spellbinders Circle Dies, dimensionals