Thursday, July 30, 2015

Square Colors for Friday Mashup

This week at The Friday Mashup Tara is our hostess and she wants us to use the colors Gray, Pink and Sky plus make a square card.

I decided to use the set You've Got This. I stamped the flowers in Versamark on Pink Pirouette card stock and them embossed the flowers in white. I then fussy cut the flowers out of the card stock. The top flower is popped up with dimensionals above the other two. The background behind the flowers was stamped in Soft Sky and the sentiment was stamped in Smoky Slate. The card base is Smoky Slate with a layer of Soft Sky beneath the Whisper White image panel.

Make sure to head over to The Friday Mashup blog to see what the rest of the DT did and then play along with us!

Here's your Mashup Challenge this week:
  • Create a project using the colors "Pink, Grey & Sky".
  • Create a "Square shaped card".
  • or Mash it Up and created  a "Square shaped card using the above colors".

Stamps: You've Got This
Paper: Smoky Slate, Soft Sky, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White
Ink: Soft Sky, Smoky Slate, Versamark
Accessories: Whisper White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Dimensionals

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Reindeer Love for Freshly Made Sketches

Tomorrow my 5 week vacation ends and it's back to work. Today I wanted to take the time to go to my happy place so that meant stamping and making a Christmas card! I decided to play along with the sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches, which ends tomorrow.

I used the set Santa's Gifts, which is one of the new Christmas sets in the SU catty. The reindeer image is adorable so I used him and then stamped a gift next to him. The reindeer and gift are both colored with Copic markers. The card base is Old Olive and then I embossed a panel of Whisper White with the Stylish Stripes TIEF and placed a strip of Merry Moments DSP down the right side, with a strip of Cherry Cobbler along the edge. The image panel is popped up with dimensionals and I added some sequins to finish it off.

Stamps: Santa's Gifts
Paper: Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Merry Moments DSP
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Cherry Cobbler
Copics: E30, E53, E13, E17
R17, R46, R05, R08, R24
G07, G28
Accessories: Big Shot, Stylish Stripes TIEF, Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh), Dimensionals

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Colorful Dino's for Sunday Stamps

This week at Sunday Stamps we have a sketch and I did things a little differently. Normally I am very literal and create my project exactly as the sketch is laid out but this time I turned it and then used dinosaur shapes instead of circles.

My 16 year old is a huge Jurassic Park fan. He has loved the movies his entire life and has followed the new Jurassic World movie since the idea was first leaked. He's already seen the new movie 4 times, he loves it! When I saw the set No Bones about It in the new SU catalog I just had to get it for him.

My son is very outgoing, he's the class clown and just loves to have a good time so to go along with the dino's I wanted to use bold colors to be a sort of reflection of my sons personality. I used Mossy Meadow, Tip Top Taupe and Delightful Dijon for the dinosaurs and then Cucumber Crush for the sentiment. The background was made using the Watercolor Wash background stamp and the colors Tangelo Twist and Blackberry Bliss, with sponging around the edges done with Hello Honey.. The dinosaurs and the sentiment panel are all popped up with dimensionals.

This may not be my typical kind of card but my son loved it and that's all that matters!

Head over to the Sunday Stamps blog to see what the rest of the DT did and then play along with us!

Stamps: No Bones about It
Paper: Blackberry Bliss, Whisper White
Ink: Mossy Meadow, Tip Top Taupe, Delightful Dijon, Cucumber Crush, Tangelo Twist, Blackberry Bliss
Accessories: 1 3/4" Circle Punch, Sponges, Dimensionals

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Having a Drink with Friday Mashup

This week at The Friday Mashup Holly is our hostess and she wants to see projects with food and/or drink on them, plus use markers to color.

I don't really have sets for food and drink so I pulled out a SU set that was recently retired, Perfect Blend. I think I'm the only person I know who doesn't drink coffee, but I do like a big cup of hot chocolate!

I made my card base with the new thick Whisper White card stock and then used stamps from the Gorgeous Grunge set to create my background. I used the Early Espresso and Crumb Cake markers to color on the stamp directly. My 2 cups were stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and then I used Copic Markers to color them. The sentiment was colored with a Mossy Meadow marker and popped up. One of the cups is also popped up with dimensionals. A nice, simple card!

Make sure to head over to The Friday Mashup blog to see what the rest of the DT came up with and then play along with us!

Here's your Mashup Challenge this week:

  • Create a project with "Food/Drink on it". 
  • Create a project "using your Markers to color".
  • or Mash it Up and create a "Food/Drink themed project colored with Markers".

Stamps: Perfect Blend(retired), Gorgeous Grunge
Paper: Whisper White(thick)
Ink: Early Espresso(marker), Crumb Cake(marker), Mossy Meadow(marker)
Copics: E25, E27, E59, C1, C3, C5
Accessories: 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Dimensionals

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

A Retro Christmas for TTS47

This week at 'Tis The Season we have an Inspiration Photo and I won't lie, this was a hard one for me. If you've stopped by my blog before and have seen previous Christmas cards you'll know that I am very traditional when it comes to the holidays. I love my red, green and brown for Christmas. That's why we call them challenge blogs though, right? To push us out of our comfort zones and well, this photo does just that for me!

I decided to pull inspiration from the tree and pastel colors. I grabbed the SU stamp Star Tree (retired) and used 4 colors to color it...Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride, Soft Sky and Pool Party. I then used an oval framelit to cut out the panel and did paper piercing around the edge. My card base is Pink Pirouette and I lightly stamped the snowflakes from the set White Christmas all across the base. I then did a strip of Soft Sky DSP from All is Calm (retired) with a scallop strip of Pool Party going along the bottom. To finish it off I put a strip of white ribbon across the DSP and popped the image panel up with dimensionals over the ribbon and DSP. The sentiment was stamped along the bottom of the card in Pool Party.

Head over to the 'Tis The Season blog to see what the rest of the DT did and then play along with us! I'd love to see how YOU interpret this photo!

Stamps: Star Tree (retired), White Christmas, Warmth and Wonder (sentiment-retired)
Paper: Pink Pirouette, Pool Party, Whisper White, All is Calm DSP(retired)
Ink: Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride, Pool Party, Soft Sky
Accessories: Big Shot, Oval Framlelits, Scallop Edge Border Punch (retired), Occasions Paper Piercing Pack, White Ribbon, dimensionals

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Crazy Bird Thoughts for Friday Mashup

This week at the Friday Mashup Cynthia has a sketch for us and would also like us to throw in some pets on our projects....this could be a cat, dog, bird, any animal you might have as a pet!

I pulled out the Tim Holtz Bird Crazy stamp set. I just love these funky birds but hadn't inked up the set since getting it. This challenge gave me the perfect excuse to pull them out. The Bird Crazy set is terrific for the pet theme because my in-laws used to raise exotic birds and the first time he ever brought me home to meet his family I thought I had entered a crazy place. The sound from all the birds was insane. I always joke with my husband that right then and there I should have just turned and ran ;)

Since the sketch has a word bubble at the top I grabbed the bird that is glancing up and colored him with Copics on a panel of Neenah Solar White cardstock. Using a die from SU's Adorning Accents I cut across the top of the panel to give it some sort of word bubble look. I took this panel and popped it up on a card base of Neenah Solar White and above the cut panel I stamped the sentiment, which came from a set I had won a few years ago. To finish off the card I added some sequins to help tie in the word bubble concept and then called it good. The card is a little different from what I normally do but I really like how it turned out!

Make sure you head over to The Friday Mashup to see what the rest of the team did and then play along with us!

This weeks Mashup Challenge:
  • Create a project with the "Sketch"
  • Create a project with a "Pet Theme"
  • or Mash it Up and create a project using "the Sketch and a Pet Theme"

Stamps: Bird Crazy (Stampers Anonymous), sentiment from Serendipity Stamps
Paper: Neenah Solar White
Ink: Mememto Tuxedo Black
Copics: B02, B04, B06, Y04, Y13, Y21
Accessories: Big Shot, SU Adorning Accents (retired), Pretty Pink Posh Charcoal Sequins

Christmas in July

On my blog I do Christmas all throughout the year but the SugarPea Design blog is specifically having a Christmas in July theme so of course I had to play along! I actually played along with 2 of their current challenges....the current sketch challenge and the Christmas theme.

I used my favorite SPD Christmas set, Merry Christmoose. Moose are in my area all throughout the year but the winter is the most common time to see them. One Christmas we had a moose chew on our Christmas lights in the backyard....I'll never forget seeing my husband stand in the dining room window and he was yelling through the window "NO! BAD MOOSE! NO!". I was outside with my camera taking pictures and it was so hard to stay still while I was laughing uncontrollably :)

I was recently in my local stamp store and they had some Christmas paper on sale and so I picked up these fun papers from Carta Bella called 'All Bundled Up'. I just love the soft blue, the rich brown and the Christmas red of these papers! I took the sketch and turned it on it's side, rounding the corners of the red pattern paper and the Neenah Solar White that I used for the image panel. The moose and trees were all colored with Copics. It doesn't show up in the photos but I used Wink of Stella on the trees.

Head on over and play along with both SPD challenges, and thanks for stopping by!

The night the moose ate the lights :) 

Stamps: Merry Christmoose (SugarPea Designs)
Paper: Chocolate Chip (SU), Carta Bella All Bundled Up, Neenah Solar White
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Cherry Cobbler (SU)
Copics: E13, E15, E17, E18, E25, E27, E59, G85, G94, G99, COO, C01, BG0000
Accessories: SU Round Corner Punch, SU 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Dimensionals, Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen