Thursday, April 20, 2017

Just For You LMMS

It's time for a new challenge over at LMMS and I used one of my favorite images, Polka Dot Pals Uma. I just love what a sassy tomboy she is!

I colored the image with copics and then popped her up against an embossed layer of cardstotck. The embossing folder was a perfect match for the retired DSP I used.

As always, the LMMS challenge is Anything Goes, so come by the blog to see what the rest of the DT created and then play along with us!

Stamps: PDP Uma (LMMS), Teeny Tiny Wishes (SU)
Paper: Basic Gray, Neenah Solar White, Confetti Celebration DSP (SU retired)
Ink: Printer Ink, Tangelo Twist
Accessories: Cuttlebug, On Point TIEF (SU retired), MFT Blueprints 23, dimensionals

Monday, April 17, 2017

With Sympathy

Today's card was made for the Power Poppy challenge, I used the second sketch this time.

The woman I consider my stepmom lost her mother recently and so I needed a sympathy card to send to her. I love the new hyacinth digital image and decided to use that for my card. I resized the image, printed it out and then used my Scan N Cut to cut out the image. Instead of using a notebook edge on one of the layers like in the sketch I used a die from SugarPea Designs. I really liked the hearts for this card. The gray layer was embossed with a CB Argyle embossing folder. It's hard to see in the photos but I did use my silver Gelly Roll pen for a little sparkle on the hyacinths.

Stamps: Hyacinth Bulb in Glass (Power Poppy), Teeny Tiny Wishes (SU)
Paper: Smoky Slate (SU), Elegant Eggplant (SU), Neenah Solar White, MFT Tranquil Textures
Ink: Printer Ink, Elegant Eggplant (SU)
Accessories: Cuttlebug, SPD Notched Heart Journal Card, MFT Blueprints 20, CB Argyle EF, SU Round Corner Punch, Dimensionals

Friday, April 14, 2017

Happy Fathers Day

Power Poppy has a monthly challenge and this month there is a choice of 3 sketches to use. I want to use each of them so I am starting with the first sketch and working my way to the other 2.

It was love at first sight with the Leaping Trout digital set. The lake across the street from us has rainbow trout, one of my favorite fish, and hubby and our boys often go out there and try and get me some fish for dinner. The lake is still covered in ice and hubby is counting down the days until it breaks up and he can get out on the lake again to fish.

To get a bit of the iridescent look on the bottom of the fish I used my silver Gelly Roll pen and just made dots along the belly of the fish. Copics were used for the rest of the coloring.  

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Leaping Trout (Power Poppy)
Paper: Kiwi Kiss (SU retired), Neenah Solar White, DCWV The Man Stack
Ink: Printer Ink
Copics: G21, G24, YG63
B00, B000
C1, C3
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Silver Gelly Roll Pen, SU Banner Framelits

Getting Chicky With It

It's time for the mid week inspiration at Aloha Friday Challenge and the theme is Easter. We've got 2 great sponsors for the challenge, The Paper Nest Dolls and Drawn with Character!

My family doesn't celebrate Easter so I picked an image from Drawn with Character that could be used for Easter or spring. This little chick dancing through the grass and flowers is just too cute! I'm trying to get through the large hoard of DSP I have, so I used some old SU DSP that I had. I thought the yellow combined with the flower DSP gave the card a nice spring feel!

Head on over to the blog to see the inspiration from the rest of the DT and then play along with us!

Stamps: Dancing Spring Chick (Drawn with Character)
Paper: So Saffron (SU), Neenah Solar White, Tea Party DSP (SU retired)
Ink: Printer Ink
Copics: W0, W2, W4
T0, T1
G21, G24
Y2, Y4
R32, RV06, BV02
BG13, BG15
Accessories: Cuttlebug, MFT Zig Zag Stitch Rectangles 

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Keep Your Goals in Mind

It's time for Inspiration Week at LMMS and this week I used a new image on my card. The image is called Swings N Slides Skills and I just love it! We're not a soccer family, my daughter played one year of it in high school, but we have a ton of family friends that play the sport and love it. I think this card would be great for maybe a junior or senior in high school that plays soccer but is looking towards their future.

My sons school colors are red and black so that's what I went with for my card. I colored the grass but right now our fields are still covered in snow LOL The sun and 50 degree temps are making quick work of the snow but it's still not clear. Gotta love spring sports season in Alaska :)

Head on over to the LMMS FB group for more inspiration from the rest of the DT and don't forget, there is still time to play along with the Anything Goes challenge!

Stamps: Swings N Slides Skills (LMMS), I Get A Kick Out of You (MFT)
Paper: Basic Black (SU), Neenah Solar White, Polka Dot Parade DSP (SU retired)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Copics: R27
E50, E51, E53
E33, E37
N2, N3, N7
\Accessories: Cuttlebug, MFT Blueprints 20, Paper Piercing Tool and Grid, Dimensionals

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Earth Laughs in Flowers

Today's card wasn't made for any challenge, it's actually a "just because I liked it" card. Seems like I don't do too many of those lately!

I recently discovered a stamp company called Power Poppy. They offer clear stamps as well as digital images and she creates the most stunning flower designs. The images are so stunning and realistic, I just love them. Gardening keep me busy during our short Alaska summers and I just love watching flowers flourish in our 20+ hours of daylight.

Geraniums are one of my favorite flowers and so when I saw this digital stamp I had to have it. Bright red geraniums are usually what I always buy, I love how they stand out. I didn't go super bright red with my coloring on this image but I really like how it turned out! I wanted the image to be the star of this card so kept everything very clean and simple.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Geraniums (Power Poppy)
Paper: Riding Hood Red (SU retired), Neenah Solar White
Ink: Printer Ink
Copics: G21, YG63, YG97
R05, R27
Accessories: Cuttlebug, MFT Blueprints 15

Monday, April 10, 2017

Moose Greetings for SPD

While hubby and our youngest watched Godzilla Sunday afternoon I headed into my craft room to get some cards made. I played along with a challenge I haven't joined in a while, the SugarPea Designs Mix It Up. You can play with the sketch, the inspiration photo or both. I chose to go with the sketch.

I used one of my favorite stamps from them, the moose from the Merry ChristMoose set. He can be used for any occasion, I just color his scarf to match whatever colors I am using on his card. For this card I went with yellow and gray with a hint of teal color. I used some retired SU DSP for the base layer and strips. I left a sentiment off so the card can be used for any occasion.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Merry ChristMoose (SPD)
Paper: Lost Lagoon (SU retired), Basic Gray (SU), Moonlight DSP (SU retired)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Copics: E23, E25, E27
E50, E51, E53
E47, E49
N2, N3
Y08, Y18
Accessories: Cuttlebug, MFT Blueprints 15, MFT Zig Zag Stitch Circles, dimenionals