Sunday, September 23, 2018

Country Christmas for Sunday Stamps

Happy Sunday! We've got a brand new challenge over at the Sunday Stamps blog and this time it's a sketch brought to you by me!

For my card I pulled out one of my favorite Power Poppy stamps, Simple Joys. I just adore these branches adorned with ornaments that are placed in a vintage watering can. If I didn't have dogs, and a cat, that would turn decorations like that into a play toy then I would so decorate my house like that!


I kept the colors very traditional, using red and green with just a touch of brown and gray. I used scalloped dies from MFT to cut out my patterned paper, using it on all the layers to keep things looking uniform.

Make sure and 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!



Friday, September 21, 2018

So Grateful for Power Poppy

This week over at the Power Poppy blog the Creative Confetti Challenge is all about pumpkin spice...we're to create a project with a spicy color scheme or use one of Power Poppy's "spicy" stamp sets.

I know that pumpkin spice is super popular, my FB feed is constantly filled with mention of it, but I am not into anything related to that at all. I love decorating with pumpkins and that's as far as my love goes LOL My BFF was visiting me from FL for 2 weeks and she grabbed some pumpkin spice oatmeal packets for breakfast. I looked at her and said "can you get any more basic white girl?" LOL

I decided to use the clear set So Grateful, as I love the pumpkin on the chair and the other flowers in and around the pumpkin. For my patterned papers I tried to use colors that conveyed "pumpkin spice".

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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Witchy Greetings for LMMS

It's time for a new challenge over at the Little Miss Muffet Stamps blog, plus there are new images being released today! I am SO excited about the new images and was really torn about what to use, but since Halloween is a little over a month away I decided to go with the new Halloween image.

The new image is called Jr Hatter Agnes and she is just too cute! I colored her with copics and then I grabbed a pad of paper that I got from JoAnn's over the weekend, it's from DCWV and has some seriously awesome Halloween patterns in it. I grabbed 2 papers from the pad that made it super easy to have the image front and center on the card. The purple frame was cut from a 12x12 sheet that has other frames and sayings on it, I cut this frame out and adhered it to the green spiderweb paper and then popped up Agnes with some dimensionals. I wanted the colors and image on the front of the card to be the main focus so I decided to keep a sentiment off the front and to put one inside the card if needed/wanted.

Make sure you head on over to the Little Miss Muffet Stamps store to check out the 3 images being released today and then grab one and come play along in our Anything Goes Challenge



Thursday, September 13, 2018

Too Cute to Spook for LMMS

It's Inspiration Week over at Little Miss Muffet Stamps and this week I'm using the Swing N Slides Lil Spook image again, I just love him!

I wanted to keep the card pretty simple so I created a white card base and then used a retired set from Stampin Up to create the colored splotches for the background. I pulled the colors right from the Lil Spook image. I stamped the sentiment in black and then popped up the image to the right of the sentiment. Easy peasy for a quick and cute Halloween card!

Don't forget, the Anything Goes Challenge over at the Little Miss Muffet Stamps blog is still open so head on over there and play along with us!



Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Love You to Pieces for Sunday Stamps

I'm super late with my Sunday Stamps post, but it's been crazy around my place. My youngest moved down to the Lower 48 on Sept.7 and to help push away my sorrow my best friend, who is up here visiting from FL, and I went camping up at Denali National Park. We had a wonderful time, the weather was perfect and the fall colors were stunning! We didn't see as many animals as we would have liked but that's ok.

This week at Sunday Stamps we have a color challenge for everyone. I hemmed and hawed over these colors and finally decided to use the SU set Love You to Pieces for my card. I used the coordinating dies to cut out pieces in 3 of the colors and then I cut out the larger ones with the sentiments and positioned those on the patterned paper background. I'm going to be slipping this card into my friends luggage before she leaves on the 16th!

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 colors!



Thursday, September 6, 2018

Happy Halloween for LMMS

It's Thursday and you know what that means, Little Miss Muffet Stamps goodies! This week I am using one of my favorite Halloween images, Polka Dot Pals Hauntly. How fun is she? I love the spiderweb on her dress and the bats around her head! She's the perfect image to use for people who like "cute" Halloween and not scary Halloween!

I used a spiderweb stamp that I picked up at my local stamp store last year to create my background. I colored my image with copics and then used my Scan N Cut to cut her out. She's popped up with dimensionals and then I tucked the sentiment under her and to the left.

Make sure you head on over to the Little Miss Muffet Stamps blog to see what the rest of the DT created and then join in our Anything Goes challenge, you could win $10.00 to the LMMS store! There were also 3 brand new images released today, head over HERE in the Little Miss Muffet Stamps store to check them out!




Thursday, August 30, 2018

Warm Wishes for LMMS

It's time for Inspiration Week at Little Miss Muffet Stamps and this week I'm using Polka Dot Pals Wyleen. I just can't resist this sweet girl making snow angels!

I grabbed some older Lawn Fawn paper I had in my stash and pulled the colors from my paper to color my image. I just love the red and this cool aqua color together, it definitely says winter to me!


Don't forget, the Anything Goes challenge is still open over at the Little Miss Muffet Stamps blog, head on over and play along with us!



Sunday, August 26, 2018

Joy to the World for Sunday Stamps

Happy Sunday! I hope everyone has had a great weekend! I spent all day Saturday working on a fire pit area in my backyard and my back is paying for it today so I think I'm going to be stuck on the couch watching TV for today.

It's time for a new challenge over at the Sunday Stamps blog and this week we have a great sketch from Melissa. I had an idea in my head as soon as I saw the sketch but had to tweak my idea a bit to keep it in line with the layout.

For the circle element on the sketch I used the Hometown Greetings Framelits from SU. I adhered it to a piece of Night of Navy that I embossed with a retired SU folder called Softly Falling. It's my favorite embossing folder ever, I'll never give that one up LOL I then cut a piece of  Under the Mistletoe DSP and adhered that to an Old Olive card base. I pulled the red from the DSP and created a sentiment strip from Real Red and heat embossed a sentiment from the Hearts Come Home set across it.

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!



Thursday, August 23, 2018

Fall Haul for Paper Players

When I saw the current Paper Players challenge get posted I knew I wanted to play along but then the week started and I totally spaced it. Thankfully I saw the reminder on my blog list last night and I printed out the digital image from Power Poppy that I wanted to use so I could color it up at work and have it ready to go today.

I'm using the image Fall Haul from Power Poppy, I just love this digital stamp and it's perfect for the fruit and vegetables theme! Did you know that moose love to eat pumpkin? It's true! A few years ago I got a picture of a young moose down on it's front knees eating the Halloween pumpkins my neighbors had discarded in their backyard. In Oct social media in Alaska is usually full of photos of moose eating pumpkins off porches LOL


Thanks for stopping by!



Trick or Treat for LMMS

It's time for a new challenge over at the Little Miss Muffet Stamps blog! There are some awesome new images in the shop but for this card I decided to take it back and use an older image, Swing N Slides Lil' Spook. I just love this fun image and I'm in a fall frame of mind so a Halloween card was just the thing I needed.

I used a retired die from MFT to create my "window", using fun bat themed paper for the inside openings. Using Versamark I stamped a retired spiderweb from SU around the orange frame. I then popped up my Lil' Spook image with dimensionals and adhered a sentiment to the top of the card.

You can find this image HERE in the store and you call find all the brand new images HERE. Make sure to head on over to the Little Miss Muffet Stamps blog to see what the rest of the DT created and then play along with us!




Thursday, August 16, 2018

Let it Snow for LMMS

It's Inspiration Week over at Little Miss Muffet Stamps and this week I'm using a brand new image, Polka Dot Pals Wyleen. I was SO happy to see a winter image being released since winter is my favorite season! Pretty soon I'll be able to look out my craft room window at a snow covered yard, I can't wait!

I printed the image out and then die cut it with a circle. I then pulled out the patterned paper I wanted to use and pulled the colors from that to color the image with. I then cut all my papers and assembled them on the card base, embossing one layer with a snowfall background, and I also used that same embossing folder on my image. You have to have snow falling if you're making snow angels, it makes it that much more fun :)


If you head on over to the Little Miss Muffet Stamps blog you can see how LMMS customers used the images as part as Customer Appreciation Day! More great news....over at the Little Miss Muffet Stamps store a big sale starts today and goes until Saturday! Head over to the store and stock up! 

Don't forget, the Anything Goes challenge is still open over at the Little Miss Muffet Stamps blog so head on over and play along with us!



Sunday, August 12, 2018

Wonderful You for Sunday Stamps

This week over at the Sunday Stamps blog we have a new color challenge up. These colors made me think for a bit but then I finally got an idea.

Using the current layout from Freshly Made Sketches as my inspiration I stamped the Dahlia XL stamp from Power Poppy onto the card base with Versamark. I then stamped the same flower in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored it with orange copics, then cut it out with my Scan N Cut. I adhered it to my card base and then created a strip to go across the flower and stamped the sentiment in SU Blueberry Bushel on it. The three colors I used from the graphic were the light gray, the orange and the darker blue.

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!




Friday, August 10, 2018

Opal Inspiration for Power Poppy

Power Poppy had a weekly color challenge that I loved to play along with called Hues to Use. They revamped it and it is now called Creative Confetti and while still a color challenge there is going to be a different theme each week. For the first challenge we are to use our birthstone as inspiration for our card.

My birthday is Oct.11 and the birthstone is opal. I am such a literal person that I really wasn't sure how exactly to take the colors of the stone and translate that to a card. Opals have so many colors, when you move them around you can see yellow, green, purple, red, gray, etc. After going through all the clear and digital Power Poppy stamps I own I finally settled on the digital image Winter Pick-Me-Up. This image was perfect for being able to bring out the brighter colors found in opals but also the gray and white hue it's known for.

I used my rings for inspiration....the one on the left belonged to my grandmother. My dad's youngest brother is an Oct baby, as are 4 out of the 5 grandkids my grandma had (including me). My grandma had a Mother's Ring that she wore and I used to love sitting on the floor next to her and moving her hand around so I could watch the opal change colors. When she passed in 2008 I was given her wedding ring set and this opal ring, so they have a tremendous amount of meaning to me. The ring on the right was a 16th birthday present to me from my parents.





Thursday, August 9, 2018

Wander Often for LMMS

It's time for a new challenge over at the Little Miss Muffet Stamps blog and there are some new images that were just released today! I am featuring 2 of those images on my card today, Polka Dot Pals Joshua and the Wander Often Sentiment. You can find these images and the other new ones in the LMMS store HERE.

I kept my card nice and simple...I placed Polka Dot Pals Joshua over the sentiment in Word, and then I changed the color of the sentiment from black to blue because I knew I would be coloring with some blue on my image. Plus I just love blue LOL

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





Monday, August 6, 2018

I Pick You

I've got fall fever something fierce and so I've been working on autumn themed cards. This card features one of my favorite MFT Pure Innocence images.

No challenges of any kind featured on this card, it was a "just because I want to stamp" project :)




Friday, August 3, 2018

Summer Vibes for LMMS

It's Inspiration Week over at Little Miss Muffet Stamps and this week I'm going with a summer themed card. I used the one of the newer images, Pick-Me-Up Truck with the summer option. It's got the watermelons in the bed of the truck with a blanket going across the tailgate, perfect for a summer greeting!

The watermelon paper is from a paper pad I got at Michaels, it was perfect for this stamp! The striped paper is from SU and the color went beautifully with the paper from Michaels. I love it when things work out like that.

Don't forget, the Anything Goes challenge is still open over at the Little Miss Muffet Stamps blog so go check it out and play along with us!





Sunday, July 29, 2018

Thanks and Giving

It's time for a new challenge over at the Sunday Stamps blog and this week we have a fun sketch from Teresa!

I'm starting to get going on my fall projects so for my card today I pulled out a set from SugarPea Designs. I really love this sentiment and the square in the middle of the sketch is perfect for highlighting a sentiment. The background paper is also from SugarPea Designs and that's where I pulled my colors from. I didn't want the sentiment to be the only thing on the front panel, that was too plain, so I added some leaves from the set around it.

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 how you interpret the sketch!



Thursday, July 26, 2018

No Place Like Home for LMMS

It's time for a new challenge over at the Little Miss Muffet Stamps blog and there are also a few new images being released today! My card features one of the new images, Polka Dot Pals Dorothy.

I've always loved the The Wizard of Oz so of course I had to color my image as close to the original Dorothy as possible, and I kept the blue, white and red theme going with the background paper, card base and lettering of the word 'home'. The sentiment is actually from SugarPea Designs and I cut out 'home' several times and stacked it up so it would pop more when adhered to the card.  If you've been by my blog before you'll know I'm not big on embellishments, therefore I left the card alone after putting the sentiment and image on it.


Head on over to the Little Miss Muffet Stamps store to see all the new images HERE and then hop over to the Little Miss Muffet Stamps blog to play along with our new Anything Goes Challenge and to check out what the rest of the DT came up with!




Sunday, July 22, 2018

Current Mood for Power Poppy

Between work and other commitments it took me all week to get my card done for the current Power Poppy Hues to Use challenge but I finally got it finished up tonight! I had it colored days ago but it's been sitting on my desk waiting to be assembled into a card.

As soon as I saw these colors I instantly thought fall and wanted to use one of my favorite clear sets, Feeling Fall. This image with the boot and leaves is one of my all-time favs, I just love it!

I'm not a fan of purple so I always have a hard time incorporating it into my projects. Here I brought it in on the boots and the background paper. The yellow was brought in on some of the leaves and then the pop of orange is some of the leaves and the polka dot strip across the bottom of the card. I really like the way the orange pops against the purple!

Thanks for stopping by!




Sunday, July 15, 2018

Tranquility for Sunday Stamps

It's time for a new challenge  over at the Sunday Stamps blog and this week we have a pretty color combo for everyone. The colors reminded me of a cottage along the beach and opening up french doors to let the ocean breeze move through the house....

A friend of mine has had a rough couple of months, having lost her father and most recently her grandfather. Unfortunately those are 2 losses my heart knows well and so I wanted to send her a card letting her know that I'm there for her no matter what.

The Sunday Stamps team had a bit of a debate about one of the colors in the swatch...some felt it was along the lines of So Saffron while others felt it was more of a Petal Pink color. I was in the Petal Pink camp so that's the color I used to make the light shining from the lighthouse. For the lighthouse itself I used Night of Navy and Slate Gray, and the Night of Navy was also used for the card base and the sentiment. I took the Slate Gray and stamped the water, stamping the stamp off once on scratch paper and then onto the panel to create more of a soft stormy look for the water. I used a sponge to stamp the gray around the edges of the image panel and across the image panel itself. I used Sahara Sand to stamp the beach and then used some of the new 6x6 Neutrals DSP for the strip across the bottom. The layout is a recent sketch from Freshly Made Sketches.

Make sure and 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 colors!



Saturday, July 14, 2018

Merry Pigmas

It's time for a new challenge over at The Merry Christmas Challenge blog and as always it's any Anything Goes challenge. You may have also noticed that we have switched the dates for the challenge....it is now a monthly challenge and begins on the 15th of each month.

For my card I used a fun image from Stamping Bella. I'm friends with quite a few folks who raise pigs for various reasons so I thought this would be a fun image to do for a Christmas card, it's definitely not something I would normally pick but I like to customize my cards and for a lot of folks in Alaska this is the perfect image :)


Head on over to The Merry Christmas Challenge blog to see what the rest of the DT created and then play along with us! Christmas will be here before you know it :)





Friday, July 13, 2018

Power Poppy Neutrals

This week over at the Power Poppy blog Tosha is filling in for Julie as host of the Hues to Use challenge and she has a very thought provoking color palette for us...grayscale.

I have to admit, color challenges scare me to begin with, which is one of the reasons I always push myself to play along with the Hues to Use (well, that and Marcy has so many beautiful images that I want to color!) but when I saw what Tosha wanted us to do I was scared and intrigued! I immediately thought about doing some of the new mushroom images in grayscale but I'm not even going to lie, I tried it and hated it! Those images are now sitting in my circular file with a stream of naughty words still hanging in the air of my craft room. I walked away for a few days and decided to step back to the table this afternoon and grabbed the clear set Dynamic Duos: Glads and Gerberas for my next try.

I used my C copics to color in the gerberas, going with C0-C5. As I finished coloring I liked how it looked but I couldn't figure out a layout so I headed over to Pinterest to look at the Power Poppy board and their sketches. I found one that I thought would go good with this image and ran with it!

The patterned paper is some retired SU Neutrals DSP that I have in my stash and it was perfect for this challenge. I don't think the photo really does it justice, I really like how the card came out!

Thanks for stopping by!





Thursday, July 12, 2018

Simple Love for LMMS

It's Inspiration Week at Little Miss Muffet Stamps and this week I'm using one of my favorite digital stamps, Polka Dot Pals Peter. He is part of the ASL series of digital stamps and is making the ASL sign for "I love you".

Since it's a masculine image I used darker colors and patterns and of course my favorite colors, blue and green. I always tend to gravitate towards those colors for masculine cards, I don't know why. My house is pretty much the same way, blues and greens everywhere LOL 

For my layout I used the current sketch from Freshly Made Sketches, such a fun layout!

Don't forget, the Anything Goes challenge is still open over at the Little Miss Muffet Stamps blog so make sure you head on over there and play along with us!