Sunday, May 22, 2016

Colorful Thank You for Sunday Stamps

Happy Sunday! I've missed the last 2 Sunday Stamps challenges due to a busy schedule but I'm back and wow, I love the colors we have this week, they are totally up my alley!

My nephew graduated from high school on May 9th and one of my friends sent him a lovely card and gift so he needed a thank you card to send to her. She's got a fun and vibrant personality so I thought these colors would be perfect for her card!

I used MFT's Blueprints 27 to cut out my scalloped frame and the stitched window panel. The birds are from the MFT set Tweet Friends and I colored them in with the colors from the challenge (I chose to use the shades of green along with the turquoise). I used dimensionals to pop them up along the frame.

The sentiment is from MFT's Kind Thanks and I heat embossed it with white embossing powder. In person it really pops and looks great against the green and turquoise colors!

Head on over to the Sunday Stamps blog to see what the rest of the DT came up with and then play along with us!

Stamps: Tweet Friends, Kind Thanks (Both MFT)
Paper: Old Olive (SU), Tempting Turquoise DSP (retired SU), Neenah Solar White
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Copics: B04
BG96, YG99
Accessories: Cuttlebug, MFT Blueprints 27, White Embossing Power, Heat Gun, Dimensionals

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

I'm Alive!

Yes, it is true. I'm still alive and today I even managed to make a card, wooohooo! Life is starting to slow down a little bit so hopefully I'll be back to crafting everyday.

My nephew lives with us and he graduated from high school on May 9th. When my dad was alive he and my stepmom were my nephews main caregivers and when my dad passed my stepmom moved to FL to take care of her mother, and a few years later my nephew joined us here in Alaska. The miles has never torn apart the love we all have for each other and my stepmom sent a very nice card to my nephew for his graduation. He needed a thank you card to send to her so before he left to visit CO for 2 weeks he wrote up the note for the inside, and today I got the card itself done.

My stepmom loves giraffes so that was the inspiration behind the card. She has also been a huge supporter of my nephews through everything he has been through so this sentiment was perfect to send to her.

I used last weeks Freshly Made Sketch as the inspiration for the card layout.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, May 2, 2016

Mother's Day Hello

I'm not stamping much right now, I have a ton of stuff going on taking up my time, but I did sit down today and create this card for my stepmom for Mother's Day. She loves the color red and enjoys birds so I combined that for this card. I kept it nice and simple, stamping the images and creating a little backyard scene. The images are from the MFT set I'm Tweet on You.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Saying Thanks for Sunday Stamps

Happy Sunday, I hope you are having a great day! I'm laying low youngest had prom yesterday and I was non stop with him and his friends until after midnight. It was fun seeing them have such a good time but boy what a long day! Thankfully there is a new challenge from Sunday Stamps to help me relax!

This week we have a color challenge. Color challenges are really hard for me, I prefer sketches. I think it's because sketches are usually so cut and dry, and color challenges can really go in different directions. With these particular colors I just kept it simple, I didn't want anything overwhelming.

I used a mix of MFT and SU products to create this card.

Head on over to the Sunday Stamps blog to see what the rest of the DT came up with and then play along with us!

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

A Merry and Bright Christmas

I took a break from working in my yard Monday to play along with the newest SPD sketch. I haven't made a Christmas card in a while so I decided to pull out an SPD set that I hadn't used yet, Merry Makers.

I colored the elf in with Copics and stuck with traditional Christmas colors. I thought about coloring the bulbs yellow and blue but I just couldn't bring myself to do it. I can't help it, I'm a bit particular when it comes to things like that!

The patterned paper is retired from SU and continues that traditional color theme. My banners were cut from SU Real Red and Garden Green. I wanted a place for my sentiment so I added the banner below the circle.

Thanks for stopping by! Only 249 days until Christmas :)

Stamps: Merry Makers (SPD)
Paper: Real Red, Garden Green, Neenah Solar White, SU retired DSP
Ink: Real Red, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Cuttlebug, SugarCuts Stitched Flags, Spellbinders Circle Dies, dimensionals

Monday, April 11, 2016

Super Dad

Wow, crafting two days in a row, I better enjoy this while I can LOL

Today's card was made for the current SugarPea Designs Sketch. I used the set My Hero to create my card. This is such a fun set and I know in my house all the boys/men love superhero stuff!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, April 10, 2016

More Moose for Sunday Stamps

I'm still alive! April is a busy month around nephew (who lives with us) is graduating, prom is this month and both my boys are going, my junior has baseball, we have several road trips happening, all of this on top of the regular work week so my crafting time is pretty much nonexistent! Of course I did find time to create my card for Sunday Stamps, I love this great team!

Right now in Alaska the moose are all over the place....cows are pregnant and will be giving birth soon and with 14 hours of daylight they are really visible in the mornings and evenings now. I still had the MFT Warm and Fuzzy Friends kit on my desk so I used the moose in that set to create my card!

I stuck to the sketch and if you've been to my blog before I like to keep things simple, I'm not big on embellishments. This card is proof of that! I like the moose with the small sentiment under him and didn't feel like I needed to add anything else to the card.

Make sure you head on over to the Sunday Stamps blog to see what the rest of the DT came up with and then play along! We also have a new team member, Heidi Baks! You may recognize her name from the Friday Mashup blog, and I am so excited to be working on a team with her still!