Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Holiday Cheer for Someone Deer

It's time for a new challenge over at The Merry Christmas Challenge blog and as always it's Anything Goes, with an optional theme of 'memories' this week. I decided to just do the Anything Goes portion.

I used the sketch from MFT Stamps that just ended to get started with my card, and then I pulled out the MFT set Deer Friends. I pulled all my colors from the paper, with the brown of the deer being my neutral color. The sentiment was heat embossed in white.

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



Sunday, June 17, 2018

Nothing But Happiness Slider Card

We have a new challenge over at the Sunday Stamps blog and this week it's a color challenge with some bright tropical hues!

For my card I decided to make a slider card using the Stampin Up set Barn Door. It was first in the Occasions Catalog this year and then was put into the new catalog, which just came out June 1. I haven't done a slider card in many, many years, plus I needed 4 cards for a swap so I figured I'd give it a try.

I decided to use black as my card base and then I did the main panel in Melon Mambo. I thought it looked plain so I used my Simply Scored board to put lines across it for texture. I thought it looked so much better after I did that! The door was heat embossed with white on black card stock and I incorporated the green by putting a wreath on the door, adding more pink with the flowers. I also added pink hardware on the door to tie it all together.

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 these colors!




Thursday, June 14, 2018

Patriotic Truck for LMMS

It's time for a new challenge over at the Little Miss Muffet Stamps blog and we also have some new images being released today. I'm super excited about these new digi's, they are SO cute! For my card I'm using a  new image called Pick Me Up Truck with the Celebrate option. As a (retired) military family with many family and friends still serving I'm always on the look out for new patriotic images and this one is perfect for sending for a patriotic holiday or just to say hello.

I printed my image out to the size I wanted and then cut it with the circle die. After coloring it with my copics I adhered the image panel over some patriotic paper that I had adhered to a white card base. The sentiment is from a Taylored Expressions set and I stamped that in red.

Make sure you 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! You can find all the new images HERE in the store. Have fun!




Thursday, June 7, 2018

New House Congratulations

It's time for Inspiration Week at Little Miss Muffet Stamps and this week my card is a congratulations card for friends of ours that are moving into a new house in a few weeks. Since they moved back to FL from AK a year ago they've been renting and they haven't been too happy with the house, so they are beyond thrilled to be moving into their brand new home. They just need the certificate of occupancy and can start hauling stuff to the new place!

For my card I used the Backyard Houses Garden set. I added the 2 chairs to the front yard and flipped one of the chairs so it would face the other one properly. My friend and I both love the color blue so that's why I went with that color, plus several rooms in their new place have been painted blue.


I wanted to keep the card pretty simple but the plain white card base was bothering me so I used a retired SU embossing folder to create the cloud background. I like the texture it created and the background didn't seem so stark to me anymore.

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! We also have a Little Miss Muffet Stamps FB group so go on over and check that out too!




Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Merry Christmoose!

Boy, switching to day shift at work has me all confused! I don't know what day I thought it was but it's Weds and that means there is a new challenge up at The Merry Christmas Challenge blog, and I should have posted first thing this morning. Oooopsie!

It's an Anything Goes challenge as always, with this week having polka dots as an optional theme. I love polka dots so I included the optional theme on my card.

I used one of my favorite stamps, this moose from the Merry Christmoose set from SugarPea Designs. How cute is he (and yes, it's a he, female moose don't have antlers!)? I colored him with my copics and then grabbed some retired DSP out of my stash that had matching colors. The polka dot paper goes with his scarf perfectly and I carried the theme by embossing the brown panel with a large polka dot pattern. The layout is from last weeks Sketch Saturday.

Make sure and head on over to The Merry Christmas Challenge to see what the rest of the DT created and then play along with us! There is only 29 weeks until Christmas :0)



Monday, June 4, 2018

Sweet Things for Hues to Use

It's still Monday here in Alaska so I'm getting the weekly Hues to Use over at Power Poppy done in time, wooohoo! The links are open ended but I like to push myself to get each challenge done before they post the next color combo. It doesn't always happen but I try!

This weeks colors are 2 grays and a rich yellow so I decided to go with the digital set Sweet Simple Things. The beehive is obviously going to be yellow but then I also decided to make the foxglove and cosmos yellow. There are yellow varieties of those flowers, I just don't think they're as popular as their pink/purple counterparts.


To bring in the gray I colored the stand the beehive is on with my cool grays and then I used SU Basic Gray as my card base. I had printed the main image out with the sentiment slightly below it so I trimmed the paper down, rounded the top corner edges, adhered it to the card base and then added a ribbon across the middle.

Thanks for stopping by!



Sunday, June 3, 2018

Mushroom Love for Sunday Stamps

It's time for a new challenge over at the Sunday Stamps blog and this week Amy has a fun sketch for us! I changed the orientation of it to work with my image though, as I recently got a new stamp set and wanted to ink it up!

Power Poppy recently had a new release of 11 clear sets and this fabulous mushroom set was part of it. It has 8 mushroom images and 2 sentiments, and one of the images is of my favorite mushroom, the Fly Agaric. We get it all over the woods around my house and I call it the Alice in Wonderland mushroom. It's one of my favorite things to photograph in the woods so I was super excited to see this set.

I kept everything about this card pretty simple, which is how I like it. I was going to use a thinner ribbon but I had to rearrange part of my craft room before Christmas and my ribbon is scattered at the moment and I couldn't find what I really wanted, therefore I used some retired SU Real Red ribbon. The image panel is also popped up for added dimension.

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, May 31, 2018

Graduation Boy for LMMS

It's time for a new Anything Goes Challenge over at the Little Miss Muffet Stamps blog, plus there are also some new images being released today! I'm excited because all of the images are boy stamps....I love working with boy images, they are my favorite!

For my card today I am using the new Polka Dot Pals Charlie. Little Miss Muffet Stamps already have a fun female graduation image and now we have a male graduation image, wooohooo! I used the colors for the middle school and high school in my town, which is red and black.

Make sure you 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! You can also go HERE in the store to see all of the awesome new images!



Thursday, May 24, 2018

Simple I Love You for LMMS

It's time for Inspiration Week at Little Miss Muffet Stamps and this week I'm keeping it simple with one of my favorite images, Polka Dot Pals Soleil, who is making the ASL sign for 'love'.

I love this horizontal cover up die, it makes it so easy to create fast and simple cards. For this card I picked out the heart patterned paper from my sash, secured it to the pink frame and then adhered that to the pink card base. The sentiment was stamped in SU Rose Red to match some of the hearts on the paper and then I used my copic markers to color in the image with colors also pulled from the patterned paper. I did pop the image up for added dimension. Super quick card with a sweet message, you can't beat that!

Don't forget, the Anything Goes Challenge is still happening over at the Little Miss Muffet Stamps blog so make sure you head on over there and play along with us! Also, stop by the Little Miss Muffet Stamps store and check out all the new images HERE.



Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Hops and Barley

A new Hues to Use challenge was posted over on the Power Poppy blog yesterday and as soon as I saw the colors I knew exactly what stamp I wanted to use, the Hops and Barley digital set. It's a stamp set I haven't used before but with Father's Day approaching I think it's good for some masculine cards and I love the warm hues of the challenge.

I created 2 cards, slightly changing the positioning of the stamp on each one, plus I used a different sentiment on each card. On the Hoppy Birthday card I used a lightly different green combo for the leaves than on the beer sentiment card. For the birthday card I also used my E40 copic to shade around the leaves and hops...it's a very subtle shading, I was too scared to do anything bolder LOL 

I brought in the maroon shade by coloring in portions of the "Hoppy" and "Beer" letters, plus I used some retired SU Bravo Burgundy for my card base.

Thanks for stopping by!




Happy Holly-Days

It's time for a new challenge over at The Merry Christmas Challenge and as always it's Anything Goes, with an optional theme this week of "holly and ivy".

For my card I decided to go with the optional theme and so I used an older MFT Pure Innocence set called Holly Girl. I just love the Pure Innocence stamps, and the Christmas ones are some of my favorites!

I colored in the image and then die cut it with the oval. I wasn't sure about a layout but finally decided on a strip of patterned paper down the middle of the card base accented by green scallops. Classic Christmas colors, which is just what I love!

Make sure you head on over to The Merry Christmas Challenge blog to see what the rest of the team created and then play along with us! You'll love it hen you have a nice big stash of Christmas cards by Thanksgiving!



Monday, May 21, 2018

Santa's Zoomin' to Town

I finally got a card done for the Power Poppy Hues to Use challenge from May 8th. I've been running ideas through my head since first seeing the colors but I was in South Carolina the week the challenge came out and then I had to get over serious jet lag the following week LOL 

I thought Christmas as soon as I saw these fun bright colors and so I grabbed a set that I hadn't inked up yet, Power Poppy's Action Santa. How fun is this Santa on his scooter? I smile every time I see this image!

The patterned paper is some from S.E.I  that I've had in my stash for a while and it was the perfect color to go with the blue in the graphic. I also incorporated the blue through the scooter and the packages on the back. The red was brought in on the card base, the scallop circle and of course Santa's outfit, plus a package. The green was brought in on the strip across the middle and the Christmas tree.

Thanks for stopping by!



Sunday, May 20, 2018

Life Is Meant To Be Enjoyed

It's time for a new challenge over at the Sunday Stamps blog and this week we have a color challenge for everyone. Once again it was the dang pink in the challenge that stumped me and I spent days just sitting at my craft desk, trying to figure out what I wanted to do.

I took down my MFT PI stamps and started going through them and when I saw the Fun in the Sun one I decided to use that. Next in line was figuring out a layout and thankfully Freshly Made Sketches has one this week that worked perfectly for the idea in my head.

I recently spent a week in South Carolina for my nephews boot camp graduation and for this Alaska girl it was HOT down there, with temps in the 90's. I was looking forward to cooling off in the hotel pool but BOO, the pools apparently don't open down there until Memorial Weekend. So not fair to us out-of-towners who are dying in the heat LOL With this card I decided to go with my thoughts of floating in a nice cool pool on a hot day....the patterned paper I used mimics the water in a pool and the pink patterned paper is the deck area around the pool.

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 these colors!




Thursday, May 17, 2018

A Summer Hello

It's Inspiration Week over at Little Miss Muffet Stamps and there are some new images being released this week! On my card I'm using 3 of them....Polka Dot Pals Tazanna, Backyard Picnic Table and Backyard Flower Pot.

To create my card I imported the picnic table image into Word and then I added Polka Dot Pals Tazanna. I resized her and moved her around until I was happy with the way she looked against the picnic table. I thought it all looked a little plain so I decided to add the flower pot, resizing that until I was happy with it. Then I colored the image with my copics. A nice and easy scene that is perfect for a summer hello!

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



Wednesday, May 16, 2018

A Pop of Color with Santa

The current Power and Spark challenge over at the Power and Poppy blog is all about a pop of color....they want to see us create a black and white project with a pop of color. I thought it was going to be easy but I actually got stumped with this for a bit! I actually created a card before this one but didn't like it and started over, and this card is what came about.

I took the Flowering Santa stamp, stamped it in black and then used a rectangle die to cut it. I used red copics to color in the flowers in Santa's beard and then used my cool grays to color in the rest of Santa's beard and hair.

I cut out another die piece the same size as the image panel and situated that on the red plaid paper background (I spent last week in South Carolina and got to visit Hobby Lobby, this plaid paper is from a paper stack I got there. I wish Hobby Lobby would come to Alaska!), and then I layered the image panel across the black rectangle. I was going to put a sentiment across the front but didn't like how it blocked part of the image so just stamped an image on the inside panel instead.

Thanks for stopping by!






Thursday, May 10, 2018

Super Friend for LMMS

It's Inspiration Week over at Little Miss Muffet Stamps and this week I'm using Polka Dot Pals Febiana on my card. She is one of the recently released images and she comes with an "LM"on her chest or you can use the image without the "LM". On a previous card I used the image without the "LM" so with today's card I decided to use the one with it.

My local scrapbook store had this patterned paper and so I grabbed a few pieces of it, I knew it would be perfect for this LMMS image. I pulled the colors from the paper to use on Polka Dot Pals Febiana's outfit, coloring it with copics.

Don't forget, the Anything Goes challenge over at the Little Miss Muffet Stamps blog is still open, so come on over and play along with us! You could possibly win a gift certificate to the Little Miss Muffet Stamps store just for playing along!



Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Getting Plaid With It

It's time for a new challenge over at The Merry Christmas Challenge blog and as always it's Anything Goes, with the optional theme being 'plaid' this week. I absolutely adore plaid so this challenge was easy peasy for me!

I used a current Pure Innocence Christmas stamp and paper pieced her dress with some plaid Christmas paper from MFT. I then used that same plaid paper to create my banner going down the middle of the card base. On the red panel behind the image I used an older PI set to stamp the snow, I felt the red panel was just too plain without it (even though hubby liked it plain). The sentiment was heat embossed with some SU white embossing powder.

Make sure you head on over to The Merry Christmas Challenge blog to see what the rest of the DT created and then play along with us! If you've been joining us since January you should have a nice Christmas card stash building up!



Monday, May 7, 2018

Best Mother Ever

Mother's Day is just around the corner and so it's time to get those cards for your mom or the mother figures in your life ready! Paper-Garden is having a fun Mother's Day blog hop and I'm playing along!

For my card I used a clear stamp from Power Poppy called Geraniums Take Two. I just love geraniums, they are one of my favorite flowers to have in my garden! I'm not a fan of the color pink but I do love it in my flowers so I made my geraniums a nice strawberry pink. Because I like darker colors I used Basis Blue card stock from the Paper-Garden for my card base, the frame around my oval image panel and for the sentiment ribbon. I like how the blue balances out the strawberry color, keeping the card feminine but not overly girly! This blue is such a lovely shade of navy, I really like it! The Paper-Garden very generously sent me quite a few shades of their card stock to try out and let me tell you, I'm loving the blues and greens! (I'll post more about their card stock when I get back from my trip to the Lower 48!)

To finish off the card I heat embossed the sentiment (from an older SU retired set) on the banner and popped it up with dimensionals. I added the gems on each side just to give it a little extra "oomphhh".

Head on over to Paper-Garden, check out all the entries and then I'd love it if you voted for my card! You can vote at the bottom of the page, you'll see my blog, Snowy Moose Creations, in the drop down menu!



Sunday, May 6, 2018

Just for You

This week at Sunday Stamps we have a fun sketch courtesy of Annette! It took me a while to think of how to use the circle but when I saw the colors for the current Hues to Use over at the Power Poppy blog I knew I wanted to combine the 2 challenges.

I used the Dahlia XL clear stamp from Power Poppy and colored it in with the peach and pink colors and then I used 2 circle dies from MFT to cut the inner and outside circles. I popped the inner circle up with dimensionals to get the distinction between that and the outer ring. I layered the circles on some SU DSP and for the "any shape" portion of the sketch I made a sentiment banner and then to finish off the bottom portion of the sketch I used some retired SU Calypso Coral ribbon.

The green in the color challenge was brought in with the DSP going across the bottom and in the middle of the flower. My peach color is a bit brighter than the photo so hopefully it still works!

Head on over to the Sunday Stamps blog to see what the rest of the DT created and then play along with us! You can also play along with the Power Poppy Hues to Use challenge....a new one is posted every Tuesday but the links are open ended, so you can play along any time you want, there is no deadline!





Thursday, May 3, 2018

ASL Love You for LMMS

It's time for a new challenge over at the Little Miss Muffet Stamps blog and this week I'm using one of my favorite new stamps, Polka Dot Pals Peter. I am so thrilled that Little Miss Muffet Stamps has added this male image doing the ASL sign for 'I love you'!

I decided to go with some cool colors this time around, nothing bright. My colors were pulled right from the retired SU DSP that I used. I really like the gray with the Lost Lagoon color!

Want to see all the new images in the Little Miss Muffet Stamps store? Just go HERE! Pick out of the great new images to color and then come over to the blog and join in the Anything Goes challenge!



Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Acorn Ornaments Christmas

For this card I'm playing along with the Power Poppy Hues to Use from last week. I love these colors, nice and dark and masculine, but I was stumped on how to use them. I kept scrolling through my Power Poppy digital stamps and pulling out my clear stamps but nothing jumped out at me. It wasn't until I was at the movie theater watching Infinity War and a character said a line that got me thinking and boom, I went home and printed off the Acorn Ornaments digital stamp. Inspiration comes from the funniest places sometimes!

I tried to get the 2 different blues on the acorns but they ended up looking pretty similar so I tried to bring in the lighter blue by using some retired Not Quite Navy DSP from SU. The other papers I used are Baked Brown Sugar, also retired, and soon-to-be retired Night of Navy (I'm crying over this, I love that blue!). I used a silver gel pen on the hooks and ribbon to bring a little sparkle to the image.

My layout is from the sketch posted last week at The Paper Players. Since I had die cut the acorns in a circle it was perfect to use. The sentiment is from the clear set Rustic Rejoicing.

Thanks for stopping by!




Thursday, April 26, 2018

King of the Grill for LMMS

It's Inspiration Week for Little Miss Muffet Stamps and this week I'm highlighting a fun image from the store that would be perfect for Father's Day! It's called Mr. Grill It and is perfect for the man in your life that loves to grill!

My husband loves to cook, and that includes grilling. He has 3 different grills out on our front deck and they all serve a different purpose....just don't ask me what! LOL I am not a fan of cooking so I love the fact that my husband is such a great cook and enjoys it. Even in our cold, dark Alaska winters he is out there grilling and feeding the family. I kept looking at this image in the store and finally said yes, I need to make a card with it! After getting it all colored and put together I've decided I'm going to print a few more out and make some more cards using various color schemes. The image doesn't have to be for Father's Day, it would also work great for a birthday or even a general occasion!

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, April 25, 2018

Merry Christmas

It's time for a new challenge over at The Merry Christmas Challenge blog! As always it's Anything Goes, with this week having the optional theme of "banners".

I decided to include the optional theme and used this Pure Innocence image that has a girl holding a Merry Christmas banner. Nice and simple way of including the theme! I kept the layout simple so that way the sweet girl is the focus of the card. I colored her with colors that I pulled right from the DSP I used.

Make sure you head on over to The Merry Christmas Challenge blog to play along with us and see what the rest of the DT created, then play along with us! When December comes around and you have your Christmas cards done you'll have lots of extra time for other holiday fun!