Thursday, March 23, 2017

Thinking of You Owl-Ways

Today at the Kitty Bee Designs Blog I'm showcasing the fun image Kawaii "Ms" Owl. I just love this image because she is so versatile and you can really create a card for any occasion using this image!

I used the current sketch at Freshly Made Sketches for my card and after coloring Ms Owl with copics I fussy cut her and popped her up with dimensionals on the panel. I used a die from MFT to create my white panel and then used the SU set Gorgeous Grunge to create the background. On my card, the larger bits of splatter to the bottom right of the owl represent the spot of the smaller butterfly on the sketch. The sentiment is from an MFT set.

You can find the Kawaii "Ms" Owl image HERE.

Stamps: Kawaii Ms Owl (Kitty Bee Designs), MFT Warm and Fuzzy Friends
Paper: Raspberry Ripple (SU retired), Neenah Solar White
Ink: Raspberry Ripple (SU retired), Soft Suede (SU), Early Espresso (SU)
Copics: E55, E57
E42, E43
R46, YR15
Accessories: Cuttlebug, MFT Blueprints 20, Dimensionals

Thursday, March 16, 2017

You're the Sweetest for LMMS

Happy Thursday! This week it's Inspiration Week at the LMMS Facebook group and today I'm highlighting another version of the Polka Dot Pal Lisa stamp. In this version she is making the ASL sign for "sweet", which is 4 fingers sweeping down from the chin. My oldest son, who is deaf, isn't a crafty guy, he'd rather watch Doctor Who or Star Trek, but even he is getting a kick out of the images using ASL!

I used some retired SU DSP for my background and then used an MFT die to create the window frame. I colored in PDP Lisa with my copic markers and then popped her up on the frame. The saying is from a SugarPea Designs set.

Make sure you head on over to the LMMS FB group to see the inspiration from the rest of the DT and then play along with us at the Anything Goes challenge, there is still time!

Stamps: PDP Lisa (LMMS Digital Stamp), Bee My Honey (sentiment SPD)
Paper: Rose Red, (SU), Bashul Blue (SU retired),  Neenah Solar White, Cutie Pie DSP (SU retired)
Ink: Rose Red
Copics: Y02, Y08
R39, R59
G07, B04
E50, E51, E11
Accessories: Cuttlebug, MFT Blueprints 15 and  27, dimensionals

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Banner Love for Sunday Stamps

I apologize for my late Sunday Stamps post. I've been dealing with a horrible episode of vertigo and thanks to medication I'm finally able to get up and move again. If you've never had to deal with vertigo you are very lucky, it's awful.

This weeks challenge at Sunday Stamps is a fun sketch. I went through my stash and decided to use some retired SU colors that are perfect for spring/Easter and a Simon Says Stamp that I don't think I've ever inked up before.

The sketch has a circle over the banner but don't feel like you have to use that. Change it to any shape you'd like...we just need to be able to see the sketch in your project.

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

Stamps: Flowers On My Mind (SSS)
Paper: Strawberry Slush (SU retired), Pistachio Pudding DSP (SU retired), Coastal Cabana DSP (SU retired), Neenah Solar White
Ink: Strawberry Slush, Pistachio Pudding, Coastal Cabana (all SU retired)
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Circle Dies, Coastal Cabana Ribbon (SU retired), dimenionals

Thursday, March 9, 2017

So Very Cute

It's time for a new Anything Goes challenge at Little Miss Muffet Stamps and today I'm excited to showcase a brand new image. She is called Polka Dot Pals Lisa,and yes, she was named after me! How cool is that?! PDP Lisa is another image that showcases an ASL sign and this time it's the sign for "cute", which is the 2 fingers being pulled away from the chin. I love her!

I used some retired SU DSP for my card and the colors on PDP Lisa were pulled from the DSP. I love the color blue so I went with that for my dress and decided to do the big letters a shade of red with the "cute" popped up in green.

Make sure you head on over to the LMMS blog to see what the rest of the DT created and then play along with us! Don't forget to visit the LMMS store to see the new images released today!

Stamps: Polka Dot Pals Lisa (LMMS digital image), So Very (SU retired)
Paper: Bashful Blue (SU retired), Neenah Solar White, Cutie Pie DSP (SU retired)
Ink: Rose Red, Certainly Celery (SU retired)
Accessories: Cuttlebug, MFT Blueprints 15, SU 1" square punch, dimensionals

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Going Wild for LMMS

I'm late with my LMMS Inspiration post today and I apologize for that! I've been knocked down the last few days with a horrible cold and last night I stayed home from work and crashed super early! I'm still feeling icky today but hopefully being up and moving will help push this sickness away!

For today's LMMS Inspiration I created a card using Polka Dot Pals Cody. I just love this fun image! His going on a safari outfit makes me think back to childhood and exploring down by the creek in the neighborhood with all the other kids.

The sentiment is from an MFT set and the front says "Go Wild" and inside I stamped "It's Your Special Day".

Make sure to head on over to the LMMS FB group to see the inspiration from the rest of the DT and don't forget, there is still time to play along with the LMMS Anything goes Challenge also!

But wait, there's more :) Little Miss Muffet Stamps is currently holding a Guest DT member call! Follow the link to get all the details on how to apply!

Stamps: PDP Cody (LMMS), Jungle Friends (MFT)
Paper: Kraft (SU retired), Chocolate Chip (SU), Neenah Solar White, Woodland Walk DSP (SU Retired)
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Copics: BG93, BG95
E31, E33, E35
E50, E51
E53, E57
Accessories: Cuttlebug, MFT Blueprints 23, Dimensionals

Monday, February 27, 2017

Going Clear for Jingle Belles

Because I work nights I'm always up later than everyone else in the house, even on weekends. After my husband and youngest went to bed Sunday night I headed into my craft room and worked until the wee hours on a card for the current Jingle Belles challenge.

For this challenge we were to use at least one see through element on our card. I started going through my hoard of DSP because I knew I had something that would fit the bill and sure enough, I had some retired SU Christmas DSP that was clear with red velvet in a pattern. I took the clear DSP and attached a backing of white card stock, as I wanted the card base to be red and without the white backing the clear DSP and it's design would just blend in to the background. I created a white scallop frame with an MFT die and then adhered all of that to the red card base. The sentiment on the front is an older retired SU stamp, and the 2 label dies I used are also retired SU. I was throwing it back with all of the products on this card LOL

Thanks for stopping by! There is still time to play along with the Jingle Belles challenge so go check them out!

Stamps: Heart of Christmas (SU retired)
Paper: Real Red (SU), Neenah Solar White, Candlelight Christmas DSP (SU retired)
Ink: Real Red
Accessories: Cuttlebug, SU Labels Framelits (retired), SU Festive Paper Piercing Pack (retired), MFT Blueprints 20, Dimensionals

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Somebunny Thinks You're Special

It's Sunday and time for a new Sunday Stamps challenge, and this week we have a color challenge!

I love the MFT Somebunny set and when I saw these colors I instantly thought of the little bunnies in the set. The current sketch at Freshly Made Sketches also helped jumpstart the ideas for how I could use these bunnies and colors!

I took the sketch and turned it, as it worked better with what I was going for. The bunnies were colored with copics and then I die cut the star and then pierced along it's edges to help it pop more visually. I made it so one of the bunnies was peeking out from behind the star and the adhered the other bunny to the front of the star. To help tie in the paper piercing I pierced along the edges of the main layer across the card front.

Head on over to the Sunday Stamps blog to see what the rest of the DT created with these colors and then play along with us! There is also time to still join in the Freshly Made Sketches challenge also!

Stamps: Somebunny (MFT)
Paper: Tangerine Tango (SU), Sahara Sand (SU), Neenah Solar White, SEI On The Coast DSP
Ink: Bermuda Bay (SU), Tangerine Tango (SU)
Copics: BG15, YR09
W0, W1, W2
Colorless Blender
Accessories: Cuttlebug, SU Stars Framelits, SU Chalk Talk Framelits (retired), SU Paper Piercing Pack Essentials (retired), SU Eclectic Paper Piercing Pack (retired)