Thursday, October 12, 2017

Wish Big for LMMS

It's time for Inspiration Week over at the Little Miss Muffet Stamps and I'm highlighting this fun little wizard! I was going to make him the focus of a Halloween card but decided to go along with more of a birthday theme.

This image is called Swings N Slides Wizard and he was colored with copics. To get the hazy appearance around him I used the Toner Gray copics to shade around the image. I cut out a piece of black card stock the same size as the image panel and then set it the opposite corner from the image panel. 

Head on over to the LMMS blog to see what the rest of the DT created and don't forget, the Anything Goes challenge is still open, so play along with us!

Monday, October 9, 2017

Christmas Embossing for Jingle Belles

This week over at the Jingle Belles blog the challenge is to use some sort of embossing on your Christmas card. It can be heat or dry embossing, or even textured or embossed papers. I decided to do some dry embossing for mine.

I received an order for some Christmas cards and the gal told me to make whatever I wanted. I had colored this wreath from Power Poppy as part of the Daily Marker 30 Day challenge in Sept and so it was the perfect image to use. However, I got stuck on a layout for the card and my brain just shut down, I could not figure out how I wanted to position the circle. I was actually at work when the idea popped into my head to do an embossed panel in the background with a patterned paper strip across the middle. All I had to do was go through my paper stash when I got home to see what paper went nicely with this wreath and the blues I used.

I found this paper from Doodlebug Designs in my stash and I really liked the design of the paper against the wreath, and the blue hues were perfect. After embossing my white background I put a strip of the patterned paper across it and then popped up the circle across it with dimensionals. 

I really like how it came out! I made 2 for my customer and I'm going up make up some more for my stash!

Stamps: Wreath: Succulents and Baubles (Power Poppy)
Paper: Brocade Blue (SU retired), Neenah Solar White, Doodlebug Winter Ribbon Stripe
Ink: Printer Ink
Copics: B91, B95, B99
YG61, YG63, YG67
Accessories: Cuttlebug, MFT Stitched Inside and Out Circles, SU TIEF Snow Burst (retired), Dimensionals

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Harvest Blessings for Sunday Stamps

It's time for a new challenge over at Sunday Stamps and this week we have a color challenge. I took one look at the colors and instantly thought of fall, so I pulled out the Harvest Mouse set from MFT for my card.

I focused on the dark reds and orange from the graphic and brought them in with the patterned paper and card stock I used. I added one of the blues by coloring the sweater the mouse is wearing.

The layout probably looks familiar because I've done several cards with it this week's the current sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches. I'm really loving this sketch!

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 the colors!

Friday, October 6, 2017

A Yeti Christmas

I needed to create some Christmas cards for an order I received and the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches was the perfect starting point. I am really loving this sketch, I think it's a great way to use images with a sentiment!

For these cards I used some retired Christmas DSP from SU and the Beast Friends set from MFT. The set comes with several different yeti images and so I used an image of a yeti with a mug and another of a yeti wrapped in Christmas lights.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Warmest Wishes

It's time for a new Anything Goes challenge over at the Little Miss Muffet Stamps blog and this week I decided to go with a Christmas/winter card. I used one of the Honeycloud images, Sonny Honeycloud Winter. She is so sassy and fun, I just love her! She makes the perfect image for a preteen or teen girl!

My layout is from this weeks current Freshly Made Sketches and I decided to go with a traditional color theme with some black thrown in. I really liked the black snowflake paper against the red and green. This layout is really great for highlighting an image and sentiment together!

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

Monday, October 2, 2017

Succulent Colors

I played along with the current Power Poppy Hues to Use challenge. To go along with the challenge photo I went ahead and used the Power Poppy digital set Wreaths: Succulents and Baubles. I used the raspberry color as my card base and also on the ribbon on the wreath. I brought in the pink on the die cut background and then on the ornaments on the wreath. The green of course is used on the succulents and then 2 of the banners coming down from the image panel.

I'm a traditional Christmas colors kind of gal but I have a few friends that will love this link Christmas card!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Kitty Bee Designs Blog Hop!

Are you ready for a BRAND NEW RELEASE from Kitty Bee Designs?? I know I am, so letʻs celebrate with a Blog Hop!!! We have tons of AWESOME, SUPER CUTE new images to share with you and we are doing a little celebrating just in time for Halloween!! But DONʻT BE SCARED... these images are just perfect for more than just Halloween!!

Our wonderful Design Team all worked really hard to bring you some great samples, so make sure to swing by each of their blogs to check out the new digis.

And thereʻs a bonus... weʻre giving a handful of digis away! One commenter from each stop on the hop will win the digi used by that DT member. You donʻt need to comment on every blog to be entered to win... but each comment you leave is another entry so make sure you swing by every designer's blog and let them know how FANTASTIC their cards are, and then make sure you come back and tell us which digi is your favorite!! One SUPER lucky winner who visits (and comments) on every stop as well as tells us which 3 digis are their favorite on the KBD blog will be entered to win ALL THREE!!

Entries close in on Tuesday 3rd October 2017 at 11pm Hawaii time. Winner will be posted the following day, Wednesday 4th October. Multiple comments on a single blog entry do not count; comments must be made on the KBD Blog hop post and/or the KBD DT memberʻs KBD Blog Hop post before the above-mentioned deadline to qualify for the prize. Only one digi will be given out per stop; if a DT member has made multiple projects, only one digi will be given out and the prize digi will be chosen at our discretion.

Remember to make sure you come all the way back to the KBD blog and let us know which 3 digis are your favorite! And if you just canʻt pick swing by the KBD Etsy shop and use CODE1017 to get 15% off your order for the entire month of October!!

I'm featuring the new digi Pumpkin Panda on my card. How adorable is he? I just love how he is tucked into the pumpkin!

After coloring him with copics I used a die to cut him out and then adhered the image panel to some Halloween paper I have in my stash. I was originally going to make this a vertical card but didn't like how it looked so that was easy to solve, I turned the card and voila, instant fix!

You can find the new Pumpkin Panda digital stamp in the shop HERE

Let's get hopping!!

Kitty Bee Designs Blog
Larelyn of Handmade From My Heart
Karla of Creative Love Affair
Tracey of Mowbray Designs
Connie of Connie Can Crop
Grace of Sugar Cards
Jessica of Fresh by Jess
EK of ekgorman designs
Lisa of Snowy Moose Creations --- YOU ARE HERE
Clara of Just Buzzinʻ By
Naz of Sasayaki Glitter
Julie of Crazy Crafting Squirrel
Anne of Constantly Carding
Jennifer of Glitter in My Hair
Saba of Paper Boutique
Peggie Sue of Max and Boo
Annie of Little Wings Creates
Kitty Bee Designs Blog