Monday, October 30, 2017

Precious Lamb Christmas

I've been hit with a nasty cold and forgot to post this card yesterday, so this will be short and sweet as I just took some NyQuil to ensure some sleep tonight :)

This card was made for the Jingle Belles challenge, to use a creature on your Christmas card, and the Freshly Made Sketches challenge. The stamp is an older Pure Innocence Stamp, from back in 2010 I think.

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Saturday, October 28, 2017

Holy Night Hues for Power Poppy

This week over at Power Poppy's Hues to Use challenge the colors are a dark brown, a light brown and a green. As I sat looking at the colors I knew I wanted to use the set O Holy Night, one I hadn't yet inked up.

I used the browns on the church, with the light brown being the body and the darker brown being brought in on the window panes and some of the trim. I also use the dark brown as my card base. I used the green on the snowy evergreens surrounding the church. I added a bit of yellow for the glow from the windows and slight glow of the moon. I used grays for the rest of the glow around the moon, like it was peeking through the clouds and reflecting.

It still seemed like it needed a bit more so I added some Wink of Stella to all the snow parts of the scene and then embossed it with a snow folder from SU.

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Thursday, October 26, 2017

Turkey Time for LMMS

It's Thursday and that means it's time for some Inspiration over at the Little Miss Muffet Stamps blog! This week I'm focusing on Thanksgiving with a fun turkey day card.

For my card I'm using the image Polka Dot Hazel. How fun is she with the turkey in her arms? The turkey seems to have a look on his face like "help me". LOL I brought in the colors for PDP Hazel from the patterned paper I used. Because the patterned paper is a bit busy I wanted to keep the layout simple so the image would pop against the background.

Make sure you head on over to the LMMS blog to see what the rest of the DT created, and don't forget to also come by the new FB group to visit and share projects. The Anything Goes challenge is also still open, so head on over and play along with us!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Birthday Geraniums

I'm behind on playing along with different challenges so I'm trying to get them done when I can. I needed to make a birthday card for my stepmom so the color challenge from Power Poppy a few weeks ago was just what I needed, as I pulled out the Geraniums Take Two set from Power Poppy to create my card.

The colors are red, green and pink. The red and green were easy for me to do but I wasn't sure how to bring in the pink. I finally decided to outline the flower image with a pink marker, like the sun was setting and the light was bouncing off the flowers, creating a pink glow (anyone who has ever seen alpenglow will know what I'm talking about, similar look!). My picture isn't the best because I was in a hurry and the lighting sucked but hopefully you get the jist :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Geraniums Take Two, Nice Things to Say (both Power Poppy)
Paper: Neenah Solar White, DCWV The Basics Stack
Ink: Garden Green (SU), Memento Tuxedo Black
Copics: R05, R08, R24
G09, G16, G19
Accessories: Cuttlebug, MFT Stiched Inside and Out Ovals, dimensionals

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Ho Ho Ho for Sunday Stamps

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

Do you ever get a bunch of new stamping goodies and then get so overwhelmed with everything you have that you don't know what to use? That is me right now! The last month or so I've stocked up on lots of new stamp sets and I almost feel like it's giving me a creative block because I don't know what to use. I was struggling for a while with this sketch because I had 3 sets pulled out for consideration and to be honest, I didn't narrow it down until the last minute!

I finally decided to go with the SU set Wishes All Aglow, which can be found in the current holiday catalog. I think these images are a lot of fun and liked the 3 bulbs with the " ho ho ho" written on them. After looking through my DSP I went with the Be Merry DSP and zoned in on a red color scheme with just a touch of green. I brought the green in with my card base, the layer under the middle piece of the banner strip of DSP. It was a quick and easy to put together, making it a great mass assembly card to do for Christmas! Nowadays I need all the help in time management I can get LOL

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

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Christmas Wishes for LMMS

It's time for a new challenge over at the Little Miss Muffet Stamps blog and this week I'm using a brand new rubber stamp on my card. The image is Fancy Sunbonnet Christmas Tree and I think she is super adorable!

I stayed with traditional Christmas colors for my card, taking the main colors from the patterned paper I used. I made the tree a brighter green while coloring her dress and bonnet a more olive green. To give a little extra sparkle I added silver gel pen accents to the tree and her dress, and I used Wink of Stella on the red portions of the dress. You can find all of the Sunbonnet Stamps in the LMMS shop HERE.

My layout is from last weeks Freshly Made Sketches.

Head on over to the LMMS blog to see what the rest of the DT created and then play along with us! If you are on Facebook come and check out the BRAND NEW FB group and interact with other LMMS fans!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Hollyberries and Bookmarks

This month for the Power and Spark Challenge at Power Poppy Stacy Morgan is the hostess and she wants us to create small projects, anything less than 4". I decided to go with bookmarks for my project, using the Hollyberries Digital Stamp set. I love Christmas and I love to read Christmas themed books during the holiday season so I thought bookmarks would be something fun and different.

I used Word to position and size the image and then lined up my die to cut out the hollyberries. I colored them in with my copics and then once I was done coloring I cut out the same bookmark shape in red and green cardstock to adhere to the back of the image panel. To finish it off I looped some ribbon through the top of the bookmark.

Stamps: Hollyberries (Power Poppy)
Paper: Old Olive (SU), Cherry Cobbler (SU), Neenah Solar White
Ink: Printer Ink
Copics: G40, YG25, YG66
R37, R59
E15, E18
Accessories: Cuttlebug, MFT Tall Tags Die, retired SU ribbon in Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Wish Big for LMMS

It's time for Inspiration Week over at the Little Miss Muffet Stamps and I'm highlighting this fun little wizard! I was going to make him the focus of a Halloween card but decided to go along with more of a birthday theme.

This image is called Swings N Slides Wizard and he was colored with copics. To get the hazy appearance around him I used the Toner Gray copics to shade around the image. I cut out a piece of black card stock the same size as the image panel and then set it the opposite corner from the image panel. 

Head on over to the LMMS blog to see what the rest of the DT created and don't forget, the Anything Goes challenge is still open, so play along with us!

Monday, October 9, 2017

Christmas Embossing for Jingle Belles

This week over at the Jingle Belles blog the challenge is to use some sort of embossing on your Christmas card. It can be heat or dry embossing, or even textured or embossed papers. I decided to do some dry embossing for mine.

I received an order for some Christmas cards and the gal told me to make whatever I wanted. I had colored this wreath from Power Poppy as part of the Daily Marker 30 Day challenge in Sept and so it was the perfect image to use. However, I got stuck on a layout for the card and my brain just shut down, I could not figure out how I wanted to position the circle. I was actually at work when the idea popped into my head to do an embossed panel in the background with a patterned paper strip across the middle. All I had to do was go through my paper stash when I got home to see what paper went nicely with this wreath and the blues I used.

I found this paper from Doodlebug Designs in my stash and I really liked the design of the paper against the wreath, and the blue hues were perfect. After embossing my white background I put a strip of the patterned paper across it and then popped up the circle across it with dimensionals. 

I really like how it came out! I made 2 for my customer and I'm going up make up some more for my stash!

Stamps: Wreath: Succulents and Baubles (Power Poppy)
Paper: Brocade Blue (SU retired), Neenah Solar White, Doodlebug Winter Ribbon Stripe
Ink: Printer Ink
Copics: B91, B95, B99
YG61, YG63, YG67
Accessories: Cuttlebug, MFT Stitched Inside and Out Circles, SU TIEF Snow Burst (retired), Dimensionals

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Harvest Blessings for Sunday Stamps

It's time for a new challenge over at Sunday Stamps and this week we have a color challenge. I took one look at the colors and instantly thought of fall, so I pulled out the Harvest Mouse set from MFT for my card.

I focused on the dark reds and orange from the graphic and brought them in with the patterned paper and card stock I used. I added one of the blues by coloring the sweater the mouse is wearing.

The layout probably looks familiar because I've done several cards with it this week's the current sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches. I'm really loving this sketch!

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 the colors!

Friday, October 6, 2017

A Yeti Christmas

I needed to create some Christmas cards for an order I received and the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches was the perfect starting point. I am really loving this sketch, I think it's a great way to use images with a sentiment!

For these cards I used some retired Christmas DSP from SU and the Beast Friends set from MFT. The set comes with several different yeti images and so I used an image of a yeti with a mug and another of a yeti wrapped in Christmas lights.

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Thursday, October 5, 2017

Warmest Wishes

It's time for a new Anything Goes challenge over at the Little Miss Muffet Stamps blog and this week I decided to go with a Christmas/winter card. I used one of the Honeycloud images, Sonny Honeycloud Winter. She is so sassy and fun, I just love her! She makes the perfect image for a preteen or teen girl!

My layout is from this weeks current Freshly Made Sketches and I decided to go with a traditional color theme with some black thrown in. I really liked the black snowflake paper against the red and green. This layout is really great for highlighting an image and sentiment together!

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

Monday, October 2, 2017

Succulent Colors

I played along with the current Power Poppy Hues to Use challenge. To go along with the challenge photo I went ahead and used the Power Poppy digital set Wreaths: Succulents and Baubles. I used the raspberry color as my card base and also on the ribbon on the wreath. I brought in the pink on the die cut background and then on the ornaments on the wreath. The green of course is used on the succulents and then 2 of the banners coming down from the image panel.

I'm a traditional Christmas colors kind of gal but I have a few friends that will love this link Christmas card!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Kitty Bee Designs Blog Hop!

Are you ready for a BRAND NEW RELEASE from Kitty Bee Designs?? I know I am, so letʻs celebrate with a Blog Hop!!! We have tons of AWESOME, SUPER CUTE new images to share with you and we are doing a little celebrating just in time for Halloween!! But DONʻT BE SCARED... these images are just perfect for more than just Halloween!!

Our wonderful Design Team all worked really hard to bring you some great samples, so make sure to swing by each of their blogs to check out the new digis.

And thereʻs a bonus... weʻre giving a handful of digis away! One commenter from each stop on the hop will win the digi used by that DT member. You donʻt need to comment on every blog to be entered to win... but each comment you leave is another entry so make sure you swing by every designer's blog and let them know how FANTASTIC their cards are, and then make sure you come back and tell us which digi is your favorite!! One SUPER lucky winner who visits (and comments) on every stop as well as tells us which 3 digis are their favorite on the KBD blog will be entered to win ALL THREE!!

Entries close in on Tuesday 3rd October 2017 at 11pm Hawaii time. Winner will be posted the following day, Wednesday 4th October. Multiple comments on a single blog entry do not count; comments must be made on the KBD Blog hop post and/or the KBD DT memberʻs KBD Blog Hop post before the above-mentioned deadline to qualify for the prize. Only one digi will be given out per stop; if a DT member has made multiple projects, only one digi will be given out and the prize digi will be chosen at our discretion.

Remember to make sure you come all the way back to the KBD blog and let us know which 3 digis are your favorite! And if you just canʻt pick swing by the KBD Etsy shop and use CODE1017 to get 15% off your order for the entire month of October!!

I'm featuring the new digi Pumpkin Panda on my card. How adorable is he? I just love how he is tucked into the pumpkin!

After coloring him with copics I used a die to cut him out and then adhered the image panel to some Halloween paper I have in my stash. I was originally going to make this a vertical card but didn't like how it looked so that was easy to solve, I turned the card and voila, instant fix!

You can find the new Pumpkin Panda digital stamp in the shop HERE

Let's get hopping!!

Kitty Bee Designs Blog
Larelyn of Handmade From My Heart
Karla of Creative Love Affair
Tracey of Mowbray Designs
Connie of Connie Can Crop
Grace of Sugar Cards
Jessica of Fresh by Jess
EK of ekgorman designs
Lisa of Snowy Moose Creations --- YOU ARE HERE
Clara of Just Buzzinʻ By
Naz of Sasayaki Glitter
Julie of Crazy Crafting Squirrel
Anne of Constantly Carding
Jennifer of Glitter in My Hair
Saba of Paper Boutique
Peggie Sue of Max and Boo
Annie of Little Wings Creates
Kitty Bee Designs Blog