Sunday, May 19, 2019

Happy Father's Day

It's time for a new challenge over at the Sunday Stamps blog and this week we have a fun color challenge featuring masculine colors!

I decided to make a Father's Day card featuring a set from SU called Geared Up Garage. I used 5 of the colors from the graphic....the red for the car, the green for the sentiment, the black for the gears,  the darker tan for the card base and then the lighter sand color was used for the background behind the images and sentiment. There was no coloring for this card, just stamp, die cut and place on card!

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 these colors!

Stamps: Geared Up Garage (SU)
Paper: Crumb Cake (SU), Basic Black (SU), Poppy Parade (SU), Whisper White (SU)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tranquil Tide (SU), Sahara Sand (SU)
Accessories: Garage Gears Thinlets (SU), dimensionals

Friday, May 17, 2019

Roll the Dice

This weeks Creative Confetti Challenge over at the Power Poppy blog is a fun one! Julie wants us to roll a dice to find out what we are to do, she has listed various challenges to go with each number on the dice. I made a video of me rolling the dice so no one can yell cheater LOL but I don't know how to post it, so until I figure it out trust me when I say that I got number 6, which is to CASE a card that you previously made. *I figured out how to post the video, woooohoo LOL*

I decided to CASE this card that I made back in January. I just really like the overall simplicity of it. What can I say, I like simple! This time I used some retired DSP from SU that goes with this Power Poppy stamp of my favorite mushroom perfectly.

Stamps: Wild Mushrooms (Power Poppy)
Paper: Crumb Cake (SU), Lemon Lime Twist (SU), Poppy Parade (SU), Neenah Solar White, Painted Seasons DSP (SU retired)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Copics: R12, R14, R17
E40, E41, E42, E43, E44
G09, YG01
C0, C1
Accessories: MFT Blueprints 13 and 29, MFT Inside and Out Stitched Circles, dimensionals

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

All Caught Up

All caught up is definitely not me right now LOL I am behind on challenges, my house is a disaster as I get ready to dive into projects and my anxiety is through the roof! I made myself make time to finish this card today though. I've had it colored and ready to put together for a few days, I just needed a little extra push!

The Creative Confetti challenge over at the Power Poppy blog was a sketch last week and I love sketches! I used the digital set Fly Guy for my card and colored it with various copics, then used some patterned paper in my stash to create a Father's Day card.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps:Fly Guy (digital set, Power Poppy) Leaping Trout (sentiment,digital set Power Poppy)
Paper: Soft Suede (SU), Neenah Solar White, DCWV The Guy Stack PP
Ink: Old Olive (SU), Soft Suede (SU), Printer Ink
Accessories: MFT Blueprints 10 and 32, MFT Inside and Out Stitched Circles, dimensionals

Sunday, May 5, 2019

One Layer Father's Day

It's time for a new challenge over at the Sunday Stamps blog and this time it's a sketch and I'm the host!

I'm a pretty simple kind of gal when it comes to cards and so with this sketch I was going for a one layer card. I originally planned on doing a big flower in the corner but decided to go with this trout image from Power Poppy instead. This is one of my favorite images to use for masculine cards, especially since my hubby loves to fish and I love to eat the fruits of his labor :)

I lined up the image and sentiment in Word the way I wanted it and then I printed it out and colored it with copics. Nothing fancy, just print and color. I sent the finished card image to my youngest son, who loves to fish just like his dad, and he gave me his approval on the trout!

The DT has some terrific interpretations of the sketch so make sure you head on over to the Sunday Stamps blog to see their creations and then play along with us, I'd love to see how YOU interpret the sketch!!

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Reason to Smile

I've had zero mojo lately, spending my time just staring at my desk and not really having any desire to do anything. I think part of my problem is that it's just about the end of the school year and for me that means tons of projects to do around the house since I have a month off. We're going to be ripping out the carpet and installing tile flooring so my house is in shambles right now as I start to prepare for that....I think the anxiety from having stuff shoved here and there and knowing I have to move this and that is messing with my head big time!

To force myself to work on this funk I decided to play along with current sketch at Freshly Made Sketches. I've got a huge pile of various images that I colored during the Daily Marker 30 Day Challenge and need to make into cards so I grabbed one of those images for my card.

I used some retired SU DSP for the top half of my card and the card base is Flirty Flamingo. I sponged the edges of the DSP with Sahara Sand because the stark white edges bother me LOL I die cut an oval out of Sahara Sand, popped the image up on it and then heat embossed the sentiment in white.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: MFT PI Little Shutterbug
Paper: Flirty Flamingo (SU), Sahara Sand (SU), Neenah Solar White, Pick a Pattern DSP (SU retired)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark
Copics: R30, R32
E50, E51, E53
C1, C3, C5
W2, W4, W6
Accessories: MFT Inside and Out Stitched Ovals, dimensionals, White Embossing Power

Monday, April 29, 2019

Adding Sunshine

For this card I am playing along with 2 challenges...the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches and the Creative Confetti challenge over at Power Poppy.

The sketch this week is a fun one! I embossed a white background and then used a die to cut out my image panel, using the clear stamp set Loving Tulips from Power Poppy. I love yellow tulips so that's the color I decided to go with for my flowers and then I used some yellow patterned paper from my stash against all the white and to carry the yellow theme through. I went with a gray card base, pulling the gray from the vase.

The theme over at Creative Confetti is to plant kindness....."use the word kind in your creation or create something with kindness in mind i.e. thinking of you, just because, etc.". I'm acknowledging the kindness I received from one of the teachers from the school I work at....I'm a night custodian for the school district and after the big earthquake on Nov.30 my original school was severely damaged so we had to move next door to the high school and combine grades 6-12. This meant a whole new routine and classrooms to care for after over 7 yrs of my routine at the middle school. The high school art room is one of my rooms now and the other day the teacher left me a very sweet handmade gift and a lovely card thanking me for the work on her room. I was very touched and wanted to her know what a bright spot that was for me, so I made this card to thank her for her kindness!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Loving Tulips (Power Poppy clear stamp set), Sunflower Power (sentiment, Power Poppy digital set)
Paper: Basic Gray (SU), Neenah Solar White, DCWV Basics and Brights PP
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Printer Ink
Copics: Y02, Y04, Y06
YG03, YG63, YG67
C00, C1, C3, C5
W0, W3
Accessories: MFT Blueprints 2 and 4, SU TIEF Fancy Fan (retired), MFT Inside and Out Stitched Circles, dimensionals

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Baseball Birthday

After a bit of a hiatus Mo's Digital Pencil is back with a challenge blog and for the first challenge back it's Anything Goes with an optional theme of 'spring'. 

I'm a baseball fan so for me spring means the start of baseball season, and after the season my football team had I was really looking forward to my baseball team bringing some joy back into my life ROFL The image is called Johnny Baseball and I had him sitting on my desk already colored in blue and gray, otherwise I would have colored him in my teams colors of red and white.

I grabbed some striped DSP because with baseball I always think of pin stripes. I then added a strip of Smoky Slate across the middle of the card to divide the top and bottom. The sentiment was stamped in blue to match the theme and the image is popped up over the middle of the card.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Johnny Baseball (Mo's Digital Pencil), All Occasion Sentiments (MFT retired)
Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#, Smoky Slate (SU), Pacific Point DSP (SU)
Ink: Printer Ink, Pacific Point (SU)
Copics: B91, B93, B95
T0, T1, T3
E31, E33, E35
Accessories: MFT Blueprints 2, dimensionals