Sunday, January 12, 2020

Happy I Found You

It's time for a new challenge over at the Sunday Stamp blog and this week we have a fun sketch from Heidi!

Valentine's Day will be here before we know it and although I don't celebrate the day I know a lot of people who do! Power Poppy has an amazing digital set called Va-Va- Valentines and I used one of the images from that set on my card, as it was perfect for the circle element on the sketch.

Last week I had used this image on another card and when coloring it this time I decided to use the same colors from the papers on the previous card. I'm not much of a pink fan but I really like how the Melon Mambo goes with the Bermuda Bay. I didn't want to use patterned paper for the background but I also didn't want to leave it plain so I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder from my stash. The fun heart background gives just the right amount of texture and extra visual pop.

Make sure you head on over to the Sunday Stamps blog to see what the rest of the DT came up with for this sketch and then play along with us, we'd love to see what YOU can do with it!

Monday, January 6, 2020

Moosing You

I'm still trying to get back into the craft swing of things so I found this sketch from last January and thought it would work well with the MFT set Sweater Weather in the Woods.

I colored the moose and beaver up and then based on the colors I used for their clothing I picked some MFT patterned paper to use on my card. I kept the background neutral, using Crumb Cake from SU.

It's -22 tonight with a windchill of -38 and I haven't seen any moose recently. I'm guessing that with our subzero temps they are all hunkered down and only popping up for some quick meals!

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Shreddin' Birthday for FMS

Happy New Year! My Christmas vacation is coming to an end, I go back to work on Jan.6th, so I'm slowly starting to get back into a crafting routine after being focused on family and Christmas the last few weeks.

For today's card I am playing with the current sketch over at the Freshly Made Sketches blog. I had thought I missed this sketch but because of the holiday it's open longer then usual, woohoo!

I'm a huge lover of the Pure Innocence stamps from My Favorite Things and I recently acquired this older stamp set from 2011. I've been searching for it for a while so I am absolutely thrilled to own it and wanted to get it inked up.

I kept the color scheme pretty toned down, only using bright colors for his snowsuit. Of course I had to use my 2 favorite colors, blue and green. I carried the blue color into the sketch by making the back layer panel the same blue as his snowsuit. I always need male birthday cards so I used the birthday sentiment from the set for my card.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: PI Snowboard Boy (MFT)
Paper: Balmy Blue (SU), Blueberry Bushel (SU), Neenah Solar White
Ink: Memento Tuxxedo Black, Blueberry Bushel (SU)
Copics: E50, E51, E53
B23, B24, B26
Y11, YG01, YG05
C1, C3, C5
Accessories: Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders, MFT Blueprints 20 and 27, Dimensionals

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Merry Christmas!

A very Merry Christmas to everyone out there in blog land! I hope you've had a day filled with lots of love, laughter and joy (plus some crafty supplies too!)

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Going to the Dogs

It's time for a new challenge over at the Sunday Stamps blog and this week we have a sketch for you! It was my turn for the sketch so I hope everyone has fun with it. Because it's the holiday season and most of us need more hours in our day I tried to keep it pretty simple!

I used a fun stamp from Mama Elephant for my card. I just love this Christmas tree of dogs! I had colored it up during the 30 Day Marker Challenge in Nov. and it was just sitting on my desk but once I spotted it I knew it would be perfect for this sketch.

I used some patterned paper from a paper pad that I got at Michael's on Black Friday. The pad has a dog and cat theme so I grabbed some of the paw print paper and then used some maroon polka dot paper for the center section. I popped up the image with some dimensionals, added some Wink of Stella to the image and called it done!

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!

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Natures Christmas Colors for Creative Confetti

Hello everyone! It's time for a new Creative Confetti Challenge over at the Power Poppy blog and this week I am the host!

I love Christmas and everything it has to offer but I'm pretty traditional and usually use a lot of red and green on my holiday projects. I need to push myself to break out of that mold and try different color combinations and that's how this weeks challenge came about.

For my card I used the Bough Wow Wow clear set. I just love this set and 2 the different boughs in it. I went with the bough with the ribbon and mittens on it, as that is totally something I'd have hanging on my front door!

Blue and green are actually my favorite colors, I just don't generally use them together for Christmas. For this image I decided to make the mittens blue, the ribbon gray and of course I colored the greenery with my green markers. I did add a small pop of red with the heart but you can see that blue and green are the primary colors. I also used silver Stickles on the fuzzy snow puffs to add some more gray to the mix.

Head on over to the Power Poppy blog to play along, I'd love to see what YOU do with these colors. Don't forget, the more you play along during the month the better your chances of winning a $25.00 gift card to the Power Poppy shop. With all the new images added to the shop this month you could really stock up!

Friday, December 6, 2019

Christmas Thank You

I wanted to make some thank you cards to have ready for after Christmas but between work, family and holiday activities I just haven't had the time to sit and color. I was thumbing through my Power Poppy sets when I spotted Big Scripts and this perfect thank you sentiment. After picking out some paper from my stash and choosing green as my main color the card came together super quick and I made 5 total! I love all of the detailed stamps Power Poppy has but it's also awesome to have a sentiment set for quick and easy cards!