Wednesday, November 30, 2016

An Elf Christmas for LMMS

Happy Thursday! It's time for a new challenge over at the Little Miss Muffet Challenge blog and so I created another Christmas card. I used this fun image called Jr Hatter Pine...Santa needs helpers to check the list you know! You can find this digital stamp in the LMMS store HERE.

I decided to emboss a strip of white cardstock and then popped up the image against that. The sentiment is from an MFT set and I used it because it was perfect for our little elf.

Make sure you head on over to the LMMS challenge blog to see what the rest of the DT did and then play along with us!

Monday, November 28, 2016

Eat, Drink and Be Tacky

Sunday night everyone else headed to bed so I closed the door to my craft room and started to work on cards. I've accumulated some images these last few weeks due to playing along with the The Daily Marker 30 Day coloring challenge and I used one of those images on this card.

The Paper Players has a sketch this week and when I saw it I immediately thought of the ugly Christmas sweaters I colored the other day. I picked one of them out and created my card around it. It's a bit different from most of the Christmas cards I make but it's going to be perfect for a special someone on my Christmas card list!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Ugly Sweater, Sweater Words an Appliques (Simon Says Stamp)
Paper: Real Red (SU), Basic Black (SU), Neenah Solar White, American Crafts Pattern Patter from Target
Ink: Real Red, Memento Tuxedo Black
Copics: G07, YG09
R27, R46. 
Accessories: Cuttlebug, MFT Blueprints 15 and 27, MFT Zig Zag Stitch Rectangles, 2 3/8 SU Oval Punch, Red Gemstones, dimensionals

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!

I'd like to wish all of my US followers a very Happy Thanksgiving. I hope you are having a day filled with love, laughter and of course, good food! 

Moose Wonderful Time of the Year

Happy Thursday and Happy Thanksgiving to everyone in the US! I hope everyone has a wonderful day. Hubby is in the medical field and has to work at the hospital today so we'll be having a late dinner with good friends of ours. We'll be full of lots of good food by the end of Thursday!

Today is Inspiration Day over at Little Miss Muffet Stamps and I used one of the new moose images, Moose Cheer, as well as a new sentiment, on my card. You can find the image HERE and the sentiment HERE.

I colored in my moose image with Copics and then used Word to recolor the sentiment. I chose an olive green to match the green in my DSP. Once I got the banner situated across my card I popped up the moose with dimensionals above the sentiment.

Make sure you head on over to the Little Miss Muffet Facebook group to see the rest of the inspiration posts and don't forget, the LMMS Anything Goes Challenge is still open!

Stamps: Moose Cheer, Moose Wonderful Time sentiment (both LMMS)
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive (both SU), Neenah Solar White, Season of Style DSP (SU retired)
Ink: Computer Ink (black and old olive)
Accessories: Dimensionals

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Thanks and Giving for Sunday Stamps

It's time for a new challenge at Sunday Stamps and this time we have a sketch for everyone.

 I needed another card to send out for Thanksgiving so I grabbed the SugarPea designs set Lovely Leaves to use the large sentiment. I've used it several times this fall, I really love it! The DSP is some I've been hoarding for a few years now...SU fans will probably recognize it, it's called Spice Cake. I just love this DSP and when I saw a friend break it out recently I was inspired to dive into my hoard.

For the area the heart is in on the sketch I stamped 2 leaves and some berries and then fussy cut them out to adhere on the corner of the square. The square sentiment panel is popped up with dimensionals.

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

Stamps: Lovely Leaves (SPD)
Paper: Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Spice Cake (SU retired)
Ink: Soft Suede, More Mustard (SU retired), Pear Pizzazz
Accessories: Cuttlebug, MFT Blueprints 20, MFT Zig Zag Stitch Squares, Dimensionals

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Winter Bull Moose for LMMS

Happy Thursday! I hope everyone has had a good week so far. I've been busy gearing up for the youngest child is turning 18 on Sunday!! It seems like just yesterday he was entering this world and now here we are getting ready to spend the weekend celebrating a milestone birthday. If you've got little ones at home enjoy the time with them, it goes by so fast!

It's time for new images from Little Miss Muffet Stamps and can I say how excited I am over these? Moose!! That's right, moose images AND a great new Aspen Tree Forest Winter background. It doesn't get any better than that!

For my card I took the bull moose image and placed it along the aspen forest background. Here in Alaska we have Quaking Aspen trees, mainly in the Interior. When we first moved I thought, how can anyone not notice the moose among the trees? Well let me tell you, the moose blend in quite well, especially at night! I frequently have moose moving through my yard in the winter so that was the inspiration for my card. Because it's going to be a Christmas card for one of my local friends I added the pop of red against the black card base and then did some paper piercing around both edges.

If you go HERE to the LMMS store you will find ALL of the awesome new moose images, plus there are some "amoosing" new sentiments also!

Thanks for stopping by!

Here is a bull moose we saw when we did the road lottery trip through Denali National Park back in Sept. He was SO handsome and came pretty close to us, I was loving it!

Stamps: Moose Jingles, Aspen Tree Forest Winter (LMMS)
Paper: Basic Black, Real Red (SU), Neenah Solar White
Ink: Printer Ink
Copics : E15, E17, E18
E31, E33, E34
E44, E49
B0000,B000, B01
Accessories: SU Paper Piercing Pack

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Happy Christmas for Merry Monday

It's been a  long time since I played along with the Merry Monday challenge so today I joined in with their color challenge of red, white and gray.

I started hunting through my stash of paper and found this patterned paper from SEI. It works perfectly for the challenge with the white snowflakes and red background. I cut out the panel with a die from MFT and adhered it to a Basic Gray card base,

I had the North Pole sign colored and cut already so I stamped the polar bear and colored and cut him out real quick and used dimensionals to pop them up on the card. The sentiment was heat embossed in white on a die cut banner.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Cool Day (MFT), More Merry Messages (SU)
Paper: Basic Gray (SU), Neenah Solar White, patterned paper from SEI
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Real Red, Versamark
Copics: R27, R46, R81
C2, C3
Accessories: Cuttlebug, MFT Blueprints 20, dimensionals

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Turkey Time with LMMS

It's time for some more inspiration from Little Miss Muffet Stamps

This Thanksgiving we're going to have a full house for dinner and so I wanted to do place cards for everyone's seat at the table. This turkey image called "Hazel's Turkey" from LMMS was the perfect image to use on 3x3 cards. You can find this image HERE.

Using Word I created a document with 10 of these turkeys on a sheet of Neenah Solar White. I used my copics to color them in and then I used my Scan N Cut to get them cut all nice and pretty. I like white borders around my edges so I always set my Scan N Cut to create one.

The 3x3 card is made from Baked Brown Sugar cardstock (SU retired) and then I layers a square of some older paper I had from S.E.I. The color of the patterned paper goes perfectly with the colors I used on the turkey image! The sentiment is from MFT and was stamped in Versamark and then heat embossed with gold powder.

Thanks for stopping by! If you are on FB make sure and check out the LMMS FB page and don't forget, there is still time to play along with the LMMS Anything Goes Challenge, which can be found HERE.

Stamps: Hazel's Turkey (LMMS)
Paper: Baked Brown Sugar (SU retired), Neenah Solar White, SEI Nutmeg Paper Stack
Ink: Versamark
Copics: E35, E37, E39
R08, R17
YR04, YR16
Accesories: Scan N Cut, Gold Embossing Powder, MFT Blueprints 27, MFT Zig Zag Stitch Squares, dimensionals

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Flamingo Birthday

Ok, I had to do one more card with the Freshly Made Sketches challenge! I told you I liked the sketch LOL

One of our goods friends had a birthday today, Nov.6, and so we had her over for dinner. I wanted to get a birthday card for her done so I got to work this afternoon while keeping an eye on football (GO GIANTS!). She adores always cracks me up that a yard in Alaska is filled with flamingo decorations but she rocks I pulled out the Lawn Fawn set Flamingo Together and colored in the 2 flamingos and then used my Scan N Cut to cut them out. I used rectangles from MFT to create a shaker area and filled it with white, silver and pink colored sequins. After getting that all together I adhered the flamingos to the front of the shaker panel. The DSP is SU retired from many years ago. I saved it because I hate the color pink but it comes in handy for projects like this when pink is needed!

Stamps: Flamingo Together (Lawn Fawn), Tickled Pink (MFT-inside sentiment)
Paper: Basic Gray, So Saffron (both SU), Neenah Solar White, Tea Party DSP (SU retired)
Ink: Basic Gray (SU), Strawberry Slush (SU retired), Memento Tuxedo Black
Copics: R81, R83, R85, Y35
Accessories: Cuttlebug, MFT Blueprints 15, MFT Zig Zag Stitch Rectangles, various sequins, Window Sheet, Scan N Cut, dimensionals

Harvest of Blessings

My work shift during the week is overnights so I keep the same schedule on the weekends just because it's hard to try and go back and forth between night and day. Sunday morning I was still awake around 2am and saw The Paper Players new challenge come out and what perfect timing! I had a Harvest Mouse from MFT that I had previously colored sitting in front of me and I was trying to come up with a card to use it on. The Paper Players theme of 'thankful' was just what I needed!

I also played along with Freshly Made Sketches again. Can you tell that I am loving this sketch? 

Stamps: Harvest Mouse (MFT)
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Tangerine Tango (both SU), Neenah Solar White, Sweater Weather DSP (SU retired)
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Various Copics
Accessories: Cuttlebug, MFT Blueprints 15, MFT Zig Zag Stitch Rectangles, dimensionals

Autumn Splendor

It's time for a new challenge at Sunday Stamps and this week we have a color challenge. 

These colors are so nice and rich and really say autumn to me. I used the small stitched leaf die set from Lawn Fawn to create 3 leaves in 3 of the challenge colors and then popped them up on my panel. The sentiment is stamped below them in brown and the papers are from the Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Fall paper pack.

I was stumped on my layout and so when the new sketch came out at Freshly Made Sketches I knew that it was perfect for what I had swimming around in my head! It's a great sketch that I'll be using often!

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! There is also time to get in on the fun at Freshly Made Sketches, so check them out too!

Stamps: Happy Harvest (sentiment-Lawn Fawn)
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Crushed Curry, Rich Razzleberry, Cajun Craze (all SU), Neenah Solar White, Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Fall
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Small Stitched Leaves Dies (Lawn Fawn), MFT Zig Zag Stitched Rectangle, MFT Bluerprints 15,  dimensionals

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Winter Scene for LMMS

It's Thursday and that means that it is time for a new  Little Miss Muffet Stamps Anything Goes Challenge! My card this week proves that it doesn't matter if you are just starting out with digital stamps, it's very easy to get the hang of it. For this card I combined 3 digital stamps using Microsoft Word to make this scene. The reindeer image is a brand new image just being released this week and as soon as I saw it I knew it would go perfectly with this young gal and the trees.

Head on over to the LMMS Challenge blog to see what the rest of the DT team created and then play along with us!

You can find these images in the LMMS Store HERE.

Stamps: Winter Scene, Sonny Honeycloud Winter, Reindeer Yuletide (all LMMS digital images) , Sentiment from MFT
Paper: Real Red (SU), Neenah Solar White
Ink: Real Red (SU)
Copics: YG63, G94, G46, N1 (trees)
E57, E27, E59 (reindeer)
R29, R46 (bow)
YG45, G07 (wreath)
E47, E59 (tree trunk)
E00, E02 (skin)
B21, B23, V04, RV06, G94, R46 (socks on reindeer)
BV34 (Reindeer eye)
E31, E35, E37 (girls hair)
Accessories: Cuttlebug, MFT Blueprints 20