Sunday, September 20, 2020

Singing Loud

Happy Sunday! It's time for a new challenge over at the Sunday Stamps blog and this week we have a fun sketch from Heather to work with!

Christmas is my most favorite time of the year and I collect Christmas movies. One of my favorite movies is Elf so of course when I saw this stamp set in the SU holiday catalog that featured a quote from the Elf movie I had to have it! I sing nice and loud at Christmas but considering how awful my voice is I don't know if it brings cheer to those around me 😆

I adore this new DSP called Trimming the Town! I think it is just perfect with all the designs and colors. I thought this sheet with all the people on it would be a nice background for a singing quote and then the red with the polka dots was a nice contrast, plus it worked for the 3 dots in the sketch. The 2 thin lines in the sketch called for some blue DSP, which matches the blue on the main background image. This was a fun and simple card to throw together quickly!

Make sure to 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 how YOU interpret the sketch!

Sunday, September 6, 2020

Harvest Love

It's time for a new challenge over at the Sunday Stamps blog and this week we have a gorgeous autumn color combo to play with.

I recently got some bundles from the SU Holiday catalog and this autumn stamp and die set was one of them. It's called Autumn Goodness and the fence die and wheelbarrow stamp/die is what really sold me on this one. I've wanted a fence die for a while and combining the wheelbarrow with other images in the set? Yes please!

I decided to use Early Espresso for my card base and then I used Crumb Cake for the next layer, embossing it with the Pinewood Planks folder. I used a circle die to cut a piece of the plaid paper and then cut the fence from Pool Party and the wheelbarrow from Early Espresso. The sentiment was also stamped in Early Espresso.

Even though you only need to use 3 colors from the graphic I pretty much used all 5, even though my flowers are more of a red than a rust color.

Make sure to 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 how you use these fall colors.

Sunday, August 30, 2020

Cozy Christmas

I needed to get some cards done for a swap and where is the first place I turn to for layout inspiration? Freshly Made Sketches of course! Layouts are always my biggest obstacle but thankfully they had the perfect sketch this week to get my brain pushed into gear.

For my card I used the SU DSP Trimming the Town and the Home Together dies to cut out the houses. I then used the same DSP to cut a square for the background, which is a snowy forest scene. I positioned the 2 smaller houses to the left and the right and then for the middle portion I popped up the large house with dimensionals. The Coming Home stamp set doesn't have any sentiments so I used one from the Merry Moose set, I thought it went perfectly with the scene I created.

Quick and easy cards with no coloring on them whatsoever, which is very rare for me. I do love these houses though!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, August 28, 2020

Healing Bouquet

TGIF! Are you ready to bring in the weekend with another new digital stamp from Power Poppy? Today we have Healing Bouquet, an awesome image featuring lemon, lavender, lotus, elderberry and eucalyptus. There are so many wonderful directions this image can be taken in!

I decided to keep my colors on the softer side. The red berries and lemon really pop against the more muted colors of the lotus, lavender and eucalyptus. For my sentiment I once again used a sentiment from the now retired set Good Thinking:Renewal.

Now it's time to go on a beautiful adventure perusing the creations from the rest of the Bloom Brigade! Just click on the names for each designer to see the wonderful things they did with this fabulous new image!

Thursday, August 27, 2020

New Power Poppy!

Happy Thursday friends!I've got some fabulous news....Power Poppy has a brand new digital image being released today and another one is being released tomorrow! I don't know about you but I am SO EXCITED to have brand new Power Poppy goodness to color.

This release is called the Fresh-Squeezed Scents Collection and today's image, Aloes and Oranges, features an aloe plant flanked by oranges. I've never colored an aloe plant or oranges before so it was really fun to look up photos for reference and to see the different colors out there for the aloe plants. I decided to go with a more milky green color with just a hint of a darker color mixed in for my aloe plant, and I really liked how the leaves contrast with the pretty flowers that come up from the aloe plant. Did you know an aloe plant flowered? I didn't!

I didn't get too fancy with the oranges, those who are familiar with me know I like to keep things simple and honestly I was a bit scared to try and get too crazy with the sliced orange LOL For the white flowers I did some coloring with a C3 and C1 copics.

For my background paper I used colors right from my image panel, mixing some stripes with polka dots.. The sentiment is from the clear stamp set Good Thinking: Renewal (sadly this set is now retired).

Are you ready to see what the rest of the Bloom Brigade came up with? Hang on to your seats because the projects are A-MA-ZING!


Monday, August 24, 2020

Happy Birthday Fish

It's time for a new challenge over at Sunday Stamps and this week we have a fun sketch from Claire to play with!

I'm still short on time so I went through my colored images sitting on my desk to see if I had anything that would work for this sketch. I got lucky and had this fish from Power Poppy all colored and ready to go!

I went through my paper stash to find paper that I liked with this image and then I popped the image panel up with dimensionals after I got the card base done. To finish it off I stamped Happy Birthday on a banner and popped that up also.

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!

Monday, August 17, 2020

Hello, Pumpkin

Whew, it has been darn near impossible for me to find any crafting time! Work has been kicking my butt and I spend my spare time either painting my house or sleeping. Thankfully Mother Nature finally gave us a weekend full of sun and no rain so hubby and I spent this entire weekend getting the rest of the exterior of the house painted. Other than scraping paint off the windows we are done, wooohooo! I love seeing my house with a new trim color and a fresh coat of paint for the body, it just makes such a nice difference!

Sunday night is always family night for me, my husband and our oldest son so tonight we played horseshoes after dinner since the mosquitoes have disappeared. Hubby won the first game and our son won the second one. After saying goodbye to our son I came into the craft room and grabbed this pumpkin image from Power Poppy that I recently colored (currently on sale for 2.99!!). I had set aside some patterned paper that I thought would go good with this stamp and I just started playing along with the paper and card stock to see if I could get a layout I liked. I finally decided on this layout, there is some of the patterned paper showing but yet room to stamp a sentiment in the bottom corner. I popped the image panel up for more dimension.

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