Thursday, December 18, 2014

Grungy Layer for Friday Mashup

It's Friday once again and it's a good one around here, my daughter flew in from AZ last night to spend Christmas at home! She moved to the Lower 48 in August and we've missed her terribly, so having her home for the holidays is very nice!

Holly is our hostess this week at The Friday Mashup and she has a great sketch for us, plus she'd like to see a grungy element on our project.

I'm working on some cards for a friend here in Alaska so I grabbed the Walk in the Wild set to use this beautiful moose. Our lack of good snow has been keeping all the moose higher up in the hills so I haven't had any in my yard yet this season (that I've seen!), which is such a bummer. Hopefully we get some snow soon and they move on down this way.

My grungy element is one of the stamps from the Gorgeous Grunge set stamped behind my image and across the card. The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes.

I hope you'll head over to The Friday Mashup and play along with us. The challenge will run 2 weeks this time due to the holidays, giving everyone plenty of time to play along!

This week's Mashup Challenge is:
  • Create a project using the "Sketch". 
  • Create a "2 Layer card with a grungy element in the background". 
  • or Mash it Up! and create a project "using the sketch that's 2 layers only".

Stamps: Walk in the Wild, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Garden Green, White Craft
Accessories: Sponge, dimensionals

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Jeweled Snowflakes for 'Tis The Season

It's our last challenge of the year over at 'Tis The Season! I love making Christmas cards the entire year and this challenge helped me get my pile nice and big, which meant I was all prepared when it came time to mail out cards. I love it when that happens!

This week we have an inspiration photo. I was inspired by the snowflakes, as I love snow, but we're having another crappy winter here in Alaska with warm temps and very little snow. Needless to say this does not make me happy. Anyway, I grabbed the Endless Wishes set and stamped some snowflakes in Versamark on a Smoky Slate card base and then used Smoky Slate and Lost Lagoon to stamp snowflakes on a Whisper White panel. The sentiment was stamped in Lost Lagoon.

My layout came from last weeks sketch at Freshly Made Sketches. 

I hope you'll come by 'Tis The Season and play along with us. In order to let folks enjoy the holidays the challenge will run for 3 weeks instead of 2!

Stamps: Endless Wishes
Paper: Smoky Slate, Lost Lagoon, Whisper White
Ink: Smoky Slate, Lost Lagoon, Versamark
Accessories: Silver Stretch Cord, Banners Framelits, Big Shot

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Gray and Silver for Friday Mashup

Happy Friday! Can you believe that Christmas is just around the corner? Where does the time go? I go on vacation starting Dec 20 until just after the new year and I can't wait. Lots of time to spend with hubby and the kids, and hopefully also get some stamping in!

This week Cindy is our hostess at The Friday Mashup and she wants to see the colors Basic Gray or Smoky Slate along with some silver! She'd also like us to add some embossing, heat or dry.

I admit I was stumped for a bit but I saw the sketch at Sunday Stamps and combined the 2 challnges for my card. 

I used Smoky Slate for my card base and embossed it with the Lucky Stars TIEF. I took All is Calm and Winter Frost DSP and cut it into banners and layered them. For a final touch I added some silver stretch cord tied in a bow at the top. The sentiment is from an older retired set called Small Script.

Head over to The Friday Mashup blog to see all the great projects from the rest of the DT and then play along with us! The Sunday Stamps sketch is open until 6pm EST Dec.12!
  • Create a project using "Basic Grey or Smoky Slate & Silver". 
  • Create a project using "Dry or Heat Embossing". 
  • or Mash it Up! and create a project "using the colors Silver & Grey with some Embossing".

Stamps: Small Script(retired)
Paper: Smoky Slate, All is Calm DSP, Winter Frost DSP
Ink: Smoky Slate
Accessories: Big Shot, Lucky Stars TIEF, Silver Stretch Cord, sponge

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Merry Christmoose with SugarPea Designs

Recently my friend Rita, over at Rita's Creations, introduced me to an adorable moose set at SugarPea Designs. Being the moose lover that I am I had to have the set and I finally inked it up yesterday! How adorable is this guy? I haven't had any moose in my yard recently so this little guy will have to take care of my moose fix for now :)

SugarPea Designs has a challenge blog and so I played along with their current sketch. It's a nice simple sketch with fun shapes! I have 2 other SugarPea sets but I knew that I wanted to make the moose work for this sketch somehow, and it was actually quite easy (I thought he might be too big).

My card base is Chocolate Chip from SU and then my decorative papers are from Lawn Fawn's Snow Day collection. Love these papers and colors! I changed up the tag shape a bit, as I'm not very fond of tags and don't have any dies or punches in that shape. I just cut a square panel and rounded the corners. I colored in the moose and then fussy cut him and adhered him to the white panel. I then stamped the sentiment to the left of him. In place of the heart element on the sketch I scattered some sequins from Pretty Pink Posh in 2 corners. The white panel is popped up with dimensionals and I sponged the edges of the circle and red banner to get a bit more contrast between layers.

Head over to the SugarPea blog to check out the sketch, and then go check out their super cute products!

Stamps: Merry Christmoose (SugarPea Designs)
Paper: Chocolate Chip (SU), Whisper White (SU), Lawn Fawn Snow Day collection
Ink; Real Red (SU), Garden Green (SU), SU Blendabilities (Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cale, Skin Tones)
Accessories: Big Shit, Nestabilities Circles. Round Corner Punch (SU), Pretty Pink Posh Sequins (Classic Christmas Mix), dimensionals, sponge

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Silver Star for Friday Mashup

I just realized I never posted my Friday Mashup card, ooops!

This week the mashup is to use silver or gold on a project, create a Christmas project or make a Christmas project that uses silver and gold.

I decided to go with a silver theme. I had originally intended to emboss it but just didn't have time so I used the Encore Silver Metallic pad to stamp my star and also the dots behind it. The sketch from Freshly Made Sketches is where I got my inspiration for the layout, what a fun sketch it is!

Head over to The Friday Mashup to see what the rest of the design team and play along with us! There is also still some time to play along with the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches!

This week's Mashup Challenge is:
  • Create a project using "Silver or Gold". 
  • Create a "Christmas Project". 
  • or Mash it Up! and create a "Christmas-themed Project with Silver or Gold".

Stamps: Bright and Beautiful, More Merry Messages, Gorgeous Grunge
Paper: Naturals White, Vellum
Ink: Encore Silver Metallic
Accessories: Big Shot, Stars Framelits, sequins, sponge, dimensionals

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Tags for 'Tis The Season

It's time for another challenge at 'Tis The Season and this week we have a great sketch for you! You'll see that I turned the sketch around and omitted the tag portion. I'm not a huge fan of tags so I just changed it up a bit to suit what I like. I kept the bow though as a finishing touch. 

How cute is this polar bear image? I just love him, he is so adorable! It's a goal of mine to head up to the north slope of Alaska to see polar bears someday, even though they wont be as cuddly as this guy :)

Head over to 'Tis The Season to check out all the great projects from the rest of the DT and then play along with us!

Stamps: Bearing Gifts
Paper: Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Garden Green, Trim the Tree DSP
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Pistachio Pudding, Old Olive, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Dimensionals, non SU twine

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Christmas Trees for Paper Players

I had a bit of time yesterday afternoon to stamp so I grabbed my November kit from Simon Says Stamp and sat down with The Paper Players current sketch for inspiration.

The kit came with Lawn Fawn Snow Day papers, I just love these papers, they are adorable! I used one of the papers that reminds me of big fat snowflakes as my main square and then added a banner of red and a scallop border, both from the same paper.

I stamped the trees in SU Garden Green and arranged them where the circle in the sketch is. I grabbed a retired SU Real Red button and some bakers twine and adhered that to the banner. On the white cardstock I added falling snow in Pool Party and the sentiment is stamped in Real Red.

Stamps: Be Joyful (SSS)
Paper: Lawn Fawn
Ink: Real Red(SU), Garden Green (SU), Pool Party (SU)
Accessories: SU Button, Bakers Twine, Scallop Edge Border Punch