Tuesday, January 22, 2019

You're Snow Much Fun

I had a nice 3 day weekend spending time with my husband and going into Anchorage to celebrate our oldest sons  25th birthday so I didn't do any crafting this weekend. I decided to jump back into things by playing along with the Inky Paws Challenge, which is a sketch.

For my card I decided to use Moose Mountain (again). I really do love this set. This time though I decided to keep my moose a boy and didn't cut off the antlers (even if you color the image in feminine colors, if it still has antlers it's a boy, pet peeve of mine LOL). I went with a yellow, black and gray color scheme for my card. I just love the pop of yellow, it just seems to make everything better!

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Stamps: Moose Mountain (Newton's Nook)
Paper: Basic Black (SU), Smoky Slate (SU), Neenah Solar White, Core'dinations Plaid Paper
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Copics: E53, E55, E57
E41, E42, E43
Y02, Y15, Y19
N1, N3, N5, N7
T0, T2, T3
BG0000, BG000
Accessories: MFT Blueprints 15, MFT Stitched Circles and Rectangles, SU Softly Falling TIEF , CB Argyle EF, dimensionals 

Friday, January 18, 2019

Sending Happy Wishes

For this card I combined 2 challenges....the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches and the Creative Confetti Challenge from Power Poppy.

The Creative Confetti challenge asks us to split our card canvas between 2 colors or go dark to light. Hopefully the way I interpreted it still works....I took the poppy from the Power Poppy Poppy XL set and stamped it on Neenah Solar White and then I also stamped it on Cherry Cobbler with Versamark and heat embossed it in white. I used my Scan N Cut to cut out the flowers and then cut them in half across the middle and then  I colored the portion on the white card stock in with my copics.

I created my card base with Crumb Cake and then did a layer of Cherry Cobbler DSP, rounding the edges at the bottom of the card. My strip across the middle is retired Crumb Cake DSP and for the heart in the sketch I used the flower, putting the white colored section on top and the embossed Cherry Cobbler section on the bottom. I wanted a sentiment on the front so I created a banner to go across the middle of the flower, which was also the perfect way to separate the light and dark portions of the flower.

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Stamps: Poppy XL (Power Poppy), Natural Beauties (sentiment, Power Poppy)
Paper: Crumb Cake (SU), Neenah Solar White, Cherry Cobbler DSP (SU), Crumb Cake DSP (SU retired)
Ink: Cherry Cobbler (SU), Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark
Copics: R32, R35, R37, R39
Accessories: Round Corner Punch, MFT Blueprints 27, dimensionals

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

I'm So Happy I Found You

This week at The Paper Players they have a color challenge and so I decided to make a Valentines Day card, I like how they aren't traditional colors one would grab for a love card.

The image I used is from the Power Poppy digital set Va-Va-Valentines. I used the Pool Party and Grapefruit Grove to color in the socks with just a hint of the Daffodil Delight thrown in. As I was grabbing DSP to assemble the card I decided I wanted more of the Daffodil Delight on the card and I happened to have this circle already cut and in my stash, perfect for backing the circle the image is on! For the color of my choice I just brought in a small touch of brown on the clothespins holding up the socks.

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Stamps: Va-Va-Valentines (Power Poppy digital set)
Paper: Grapefruit Grove DSP (SU), Pool Party DSP (SU), Daffodil Delight (SU), Neenah Solar White
Ink: Printer Ink, Grapefruit Grove, Pool Party
Copics: YR000, YR01, YR02
Y32, Y35
BG10, BG11
Accessories: Spellbinders Lacey Circles Die, MFT Stitched Circles

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Bee Mine for Sunday Stamps

It's time for a new challenge over at Sunday Stamps and this week Annette has a great sketch for us! I've been coloring this image for a few days and wanted to use it on my card so I turned the sketch but all the elements are still there.

The image is a digital stamp from Mo's Digital Pencil and is called Bee Mine. I used my copics to color her in and then I printed out the sentiment, cut it apart and then paper pierced it to match the rectangle die I used on the main image.

Make sure you head on 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 this sketch!

Stamps: Bee Mine (Mo's Digital Pencil)
Paper: Real Red (SU), Basic Black (SU), Neenah Solar White, Moonlight DSP (SU retired)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Copics: Y11, Y13, Y15, Y17
R32, R35, R37
E50, E51, E53
N3, N5, N7
BG0000, BG000, BG01
Accessories: Sizzix Dotted Rectangles, SU Honeycomb TIEF (retired)

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Hoppy Birthday

For this card I combined 2 challenges, the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches and the Power Poppy Creative Confetti challenge...baby New Year or Father Time.

As soon as I saw the sketch I knew I wanted to use the Hops and Barley set from Power Poppy. I was going to use the clear set O Hoppy Day but the sentiment seemed too small against the hops and barley in the corners. With the digital set I was able to enlarge the sentiment to fit properly against the images.

For the Power Poppy challenge I decided to go with Father Time and make a masculine creation. I don't believe in resolutions and just strive to be a better person each day that I'm lucky enough to wake up so Father Time was a much better fit for me! A nice clean and simple card with a Soft Suede card base seems like the perfect masculine card.

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Stamps: Hops and Barley Digital Stamp Set (Power Poppy)
Paper: Soft Suede (SU), Neenah Solar White
Ink: Memento Tuxedo White
Copics: Y21, YR21, YR23
YG25, G24, G28
YG21, YG23, YG25
Accessories: Avery Elle Wonky Stitches Die

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Advice from a Snowman

Over at the Newton's Nook Inky Paws Challenge they have a color challenge right now. We are to use the colors sky blue, red, black and white.

For my card I used their fun set Snowman Advice and I alternated the blue and red on the sentiment. The red and blue was also brought in on the patterned paper and the snowmen. The black is very subtle as it's the snowmen outline and the buttons on their bodies. The white is the main image panel and the snowmen.

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Stamps: Snowman Advice (Newton's Nook)
Paper: Real Red (SU), Happy Holidays PP (SPD), Neenah Solar White
Ink: Real Red (SU), Tempting Turquoise (SU retired)
Copics: R22, R24
B2, B4
Accessories: MFT Blueprints 15, MFT Inside and Out Stitched Rectangles, SU TIEF Stylish Stripes retired, dimensionals

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Make the Moose out of Life

This week The Paper Players has a theme challenge and it is to use any type of animal on your project. I knew right away what I wanted to use....duh, a moose of course! I recently got a fabulous moose set from Newton's Nook so it was the perfect excuse to ink it up again! I got to see a moose last night after work, I was coming off of school grounds and she was on the side of the road, munching away on trees(if you follow me on Instagram I posted a video of her in my story)!

This set comes with 2 moose snowboarding. Both moose have antlers but I wanted to have a girl moose on my card so I stamped the image on my Neenah Solar White and then used my Scan N Cut to cut right along the image outline instead of leaving a white outline. This way I can cut off the antlers to make a female moose and it doesn't look funny!

I wanted bright colors since when you're snowboarding it's easy to blend in with the snow. I used Crushed Curry from SU with copics that matched to color in the outfit. To balance it out I went with Basic Gray and just a touch of Marina Mist.

My layout is from last weeks sketch at Freshly Made Sketches (except I added the circle sentiment).

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Moose Mountain (Newton's Nook)
Paper: Crushed Curry (SU), Basic Gray (SU), Marina Mist (SU). Basic Gray DSP (SU retired), Neenah Solar White
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Basic Gray (SU)
Copics: E53, E55, E57
 Y13. Y15, Y17
YG21, YG23, YG25
B91, B93, B95
W2, W4, W6
C1,C3, C5
Accessories: MFT Blueprints 2 and 20, MFT Inside and Out Stitched Circles, Dimensionals