Sunday, September 15, 2019

A Sepia Christmas

This week over at the Power Poppy blog the Creative Confetti challenge is all about sepia tones. I'm not going to lie, this challenge scared me LOL I knew the tones would have to be brown but I wasn't sure how I wanted to approach it, so I did some googling. I found this tutorial from Ally Cope on the Power Poppy blog and it helped quite a bit.

I'm combining this challenge with the Jingle Belles challenge, which is to create a project with a peace symbol on it, the word peace or a scene that evokes peace for you and so I pulled out the O Holy Night stamp set from Power Poppy to use for this card. I grew up in New England and there are some beautiful old churches that look absolutely stunning and peaceful in the winter, with the light coming from stained glass windows and the world covered in snow around it. 

I used 2 sets of brown for this card.....the moon and snow on the ground, trees and building were all done using the E40 family while the building itself I used the E50 family. For the sky I used W1 and W00 to give it more of  a brownish overcast. I brought in a very light yellow for the glow in the windows and a very light green and red for the wreaths on the building. After my coloring was done I die cut the image out and sponged the images with some Crumb Cake to further blend the image panel with the patterned paper I decided to use.

As I mentioned earlier I was pretty scared to give the sepia look a try but I brought the image with me to work on Fri to color on my breaks and lunch and I'm really happy with how it came out! I showed my husband this card last night and he loves it so I consider that a win :)

Thanks for stopping by!


Stamps: O Holy Night (Power Poppy)
Paper: Early Espresso (SU), Crumb Cake (SU), Neenah Solar White, Deck the Halls DSP (SU retired)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Ink, Crumb Cake (SU), Early Espresso (SU)
Copics: Snow/Trees/Ground: E40, E41,E42,  E43
Building: E50, E51, E53, E55, E57, E59
W00, W1, W2
Y00, G12, R81
Accessories: MFT Blueprints 2 and 23, Framelits Labels (SU retired), dimensionals

Monday, September 9, 2019

On the First Day of Christmas

For this card I am playing along with the current Jingle Belles challenge, which is to create a project that features a numeral or that features an element from the 12 Days of Christmas song. As soon as I saw this challenge I immediately thought of the Power Poppy digital stamp, Partridge in a Pear Tree, as it's perfect for this challenge!

I positioned the top sentiment and the main image in Word, changed the top sentiment color to a red and then joined the 2 images into one. I printed it out and used my copic markers to color it in, adding red and silver accents with metallic jelly pens when I was done coloring. The image panel was cut out with a die and then adhered to an Early Espresso card base. Easy peasy!

Thanks for stopping by!



Sunday, September 8, 2019

Sunday Stamps Sunflower

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

I decided to draw inspiration from the photo itself and used a digital stamp from Power Poppy called Sunflower Power. I enlarged it so it would take up the majority of my image panel and then used copic markers to color it. I then adhered it to a base of Early Espresso. I thought about putting a sentiment across the front but I really like the image as-is, with nothing drawing attention away from it, so I decided against the sentiment. This also allows the card to be sent for any occasion.

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!


Stamp: Sunflower Power (Power Poppy digital stamp)
Paper: Early Espresso (SU), Neenah Solar White
Ink: Printer Ink
Copics: Y15, Y19, Y38
YG03, Y17, YG67
E23, E27, E29
T0, T1
Accessories: Avery Elle Wonky Stitch Die

Friday, September 6, 2019

Dachshund Through the Snow

I'm sneaking in at the last moment with a card for the sketch challenge over at the Inky Paws Challenge. I've been wanting to play along all week and finally got a small window of time this afternoon before I head off to work!

I decided to use the set Holiday Hounds for my card. I have 2 mini dachshunds, Anna and Elsa, and so I colored up my image to look like my Anna, who is a chocolate dachshund. I then used colors from the patterned paper I used for her sweater. For the bottom half on the middle panel I embossed with a falling snow pattern after heat embossing the sentiment in white.

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Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Most Wonderful Time of the Year


It's not exactly an embellishment but I immediately thought of this retired SU DSP that I have in my stash, it has a silver metallic background and I thought it would look great against the Glistening Paperwhites stamp. I used copic markers to color the image, pulling colors from the DSP pkg that I used. I then used a silver metallic gel pen to add some streaks on the flowers and then added a Smoky Slate ribbon with silver accents to finish it all off. Hopefully this all counts for using something metallic on my project. I couldn't get a good photo of all the sparkle on the card so I took a short video.

Thanks for stopping by!






Stamps: Glistening Paperwhites (Power Poppy)
Paper: Lost Lagoon (SU retired), Sofy Sky (SU retired), Neenah Solar White, All Is Calm DSP (SU retired)
Ink: Smoky Slate (SU)
Copics: BG10, BG11
YG03, G14, G07
NO, N2, N3, YG01
BG70, BG72, BG75
E84
Accessories: MFT Blueprints 20, Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Border Dies, Smoky Slate Ribbon (SU retired), Dimensionals

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Glad to Have You

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

For my card I used a fall bundle coming out in the SU Holiday Catalog Sept.4th called Gather Together. I started with a base of Pretty Peacock and then used one of the stamps in the set to make the pattern coming out from around the leaves and sentiment. The largest leaf was stamped in Cajun Craze on matching card stock and then cut out with a die, while just a die was used for the 2 smaller leaves. The strip of DSP going down the right edge is from the DSP that matches this bundle, I just love this pattern and the colors in it! The sentiment was stamped in Pretty Peacock on Whisper White and popped up with dimensionals over the leaves.

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!


Stamps: Gather Together (SU)
Paper: Pretty Peacock, Cajun Craze, Pear Pizzazz, Merry Merlot, Whisper White, Gather Together DSP (all paper SU)
Ink: Pretty Peacock, Cajun Craze (both SU)
Accessories: Gathered Leaves Dies (SU), Dimensionals

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Happy Fall Y'all

With leaves on the ground and our birch trees looking sad (drought and leaf miners) I've got autumn on the mind. I took this image to work with me last night and colored it up on my breaks and lunch and got the card put together today. I love this Power Poppy image!



Monday, August 19, 2019

I Love Winter

I'm cutting it close with getting a card in for week 2 of the 400th sketch celebration at Freshly Made Sketches. This one had me a bit stumped but I finally went with one of the ideas I had.

I used the Lawn Fawn set Yeti, Set, Go for my card. I colored up the yeti in a very soft blue and gray and then colored up some trees to go behind him. I stamped the sentiment in black and then colored in the heart. I'm all about winter right now....my part of Alaska has had the warmest summer on record and we are in a mild drought. This weekend we had wind kick in and our fire crews are working around the clock as we have 2 major wildfires burning north of the town I live in, the closest one about 20 miles away as the crow flies. We really need cool weather and rain for this area and lots of snow this winter.

https://www.ktuu.com/content/news/Alaska-Mat-Su-Kenai-Fires-Conditions-expected-to-worsen-Sunday-552015871.html

You can see the card I created the first time around for this sketch HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!





Sunday, August 11, 2019

Thankful for You

Freshly Made Sketches is celebrating their 400th sketch by taking it back to the very sketch that started it all, sketch #1. I looked through my blog to see if I had played along with the very first sketch but it looks like I didn't jump in with FMS until sketch #2, but still, I've been playing along with them since the beginning! 

To play along with the throwback sketch I decided to pull out an MFT Pure Innocence fall stamp. I just love coloring the PI images, they are so sweet. The colors of the girls clothing were pulled directly from the colors in the DSP. After coloring the images I adhered the background panels to a Crumb Cake card base with various patterned paper used for the layers on the card. I added the tree to the left edge of the square layer and then popped up some leaves on the branches. Then I adhered the girl over the square image. The tree is supposed to be the heart element in the sketch and the girl is jut a bonus image to go with my scene.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Sending Blessings (MFT)
Paper: Crumb Cake (SU), Neenah Solar White, Woodland Forest Paper Pad by Pebbles
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Poppy Red (SU)
Copics: R02, R05, R08
YG91, YG93, YG95
Y21, Y23, Y26
E13, E17, E18
E000, E00, E01
Accessories: MFT Blueprints 23, MFT Inside and Out Stitched Squares and Rectangles, Dimensionals




Moose Greetings

It's time for a new challenge over at the Sunday Stamps blog and this time we have a fun color challenge! The colors give off a summer feel but of course I had to Lisa-fy them ;)

I decided to go with the 3 bottom colors for my card and went with a winter theme, using a new set from SU that will be available in the Holiday Catalog. It's called Merry Moose and of course I had to have it! You can get the bundle, which consists of the stamp set and a punch to cut out the moose, so that's what I got.

I used the brown for the base of my card and for the moose. I stamped the 2 tree images from the set (a big tree and a smaller tree) in Pretty Peacock on some Whisper White, die cut it into a circle and then adhered the moose to it. I used a pop of yellow for the moose's scarf, as well as in a strip of DSP across some Pretty Peacock DSP. I love the unique winter look these colors give this card!

Make sure you stop by the Sunday Stamps blog to see what the rest of the DT came up with and then play along with us, we'd love to see how you interpret these colors!




Stamps: Merry Moose (SU)
Paper: Early Espresso (SU), Whisper White (SU), Pretty Peacock DSP (SU), Crushed Curry DSP (SU retired)
Ink: Pretty Peacock (SU), Crushed Curry (SU)
Accessories: Spellbinders Circle Dies, Moose Punch (SU)


Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Hoppy Birthday on Kraft

It's time for a new Creative Confetti Challenge and this week Julie wants us to use kraft colored card stock as the base for an image. I think I've colored on kraft with copics once before so this is only my second time trying it.

I was going to use a Christmas image and go for a rustic look but I decided to use the O Hoppy Day clear stamp set instead, as I thought the image would be a good one to pair with kraft card stock.

I colored my image with copics and then cut out a panel with a die from MFT. I liked the green of the patterned paper against the green of the leaves in the image so I used that as the layer behind the image panel, with kraft card stock as the base of the card. I stamped the sentiment in the upper left and used a green copic to color that in. It was a very quick and easy card to put together, my favorite type of card LOL



Stamps: O Hoppy Day (Power Poppy)
Paper: Crumb Cake (SU), Woodland Walk DSP (SU retired)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Copics: YG21, YG23, YG25
YG25, G24, G28
Y21, YR21, YR23, YR27
Accessories: MFT Blueprints 15 and 20

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Hello, My Pretty

I have several Halloween images that I colored during the various Daily Marker 30 Day challenges so today I decided to start going through my stash and getting some cards created with them.

This image is a retired Pure Innocence stamp from MFT. Such an adorable witch! I had found a Halloween paper pad from JoAnn's last year and it had the perfect paper to use on my card.

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, August 5, 2019

Painted Pumpkins

I'm sneaking in with a card made for the current Creative Confetti Challenge over at the Power Poppy blog. This time Julie kept it easy and all we had to do was create a project using any Power Poppy image! I've had this image of pumpkins sitting on my desk for a few weeks now so it was the perfect motivation to get it colored up!

I colored the image with copics and then used some paper from a paper pad in my stash. I kept it simple as usual by not adding any embellishments or anything like that. Those who have been by my blog before know that I'm not much of an embellishments person.

I'm glad I was able to get this card done before the next Creative Confetti challenge goes live tomorrow, whew!

Thanks for stopping by!


Stamps: Painting Pumpkins (Power Poppy Digital Stamp)
Paper: Pumpkin Pie (SU), Neenah Solar White, Woodland Forest Paper Pad by Pebbles
Ink: Printer Ink
Copics: YG03, YG63, YG67
R01, R02, R05
YR04, YR07, YR09
YR21, YR23, YR24
BG000, BG01
E34, E37
T0, T1, T2, T3
C1, C3, C5
Accessories: MFT Blueprints 15 and 23, MFT Inside and Out Stitched Circles



Thursday, August 1, 2019

A Treat For You

I haven't crafted all week, I'm usually too exhausted when I come home from work, but today I made time to play along with the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches. I need to build up my Halloween supply so I once again grabbed the MFT set Fab-Boo-lous Friends.

I didn't make a square card but that's the only thing I changed about the sketch. I used a retired SU set to create the colored squares and then I colored my images with copics and then popped them up with dimensionals on the squares. I stamped the sentiment in black and kept that nice and simple.

Thanks for stopping by!


Stamps: Fab-Boo-Lous Friends (MFT), Work of Art (SU retired)
Paper: Neenah Solar White
Ink: Pumpkin Pie (SU), Granny Apple Green (SU), Gorgeous Grape (SU), Memento Tuxedo Black
Copics: YR04, YR09
V04
W3, 5, W6
YG21, YG23, YG25
Accessories: Dimensionals



Sunday, July 28, 2019

Ghostly Greetings

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

We helped our oldest son move into a new place this weekend and for the first time he is living by himself with no roommates. He is super excited to start decorating for fall and Halloween and not have to deal with roommates that don't enjoy the season as much as he does. My husband and I have always gone all out decorating for Halloween and Christmas so I told my son, guess what, you have turned into your parents ROFL


His excitement over his next adventure in life has me excited and so I decided to do a Halloween themed card. I used a set from MFT called Fab-Boo-Lous Friends. The images in this set are too cute and just the perfect size for the 3 elements in the sketch!

I decided to color up a pumpkin, mummy and witch for the 3 and adhered them to green card stock, stamping the sentiment in black below them. I sponged the edges of the green panel in black to better blend in with the patterned paper I used. The patterned paper is from a paper pad I got at JoAnn's (I think) last year. I love the papers in 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!


Stamps: Fab-boo-lous Friends (MFT)
Paper: Basic Black (SU), Granny Apple Green (SU), Neenah Solar White, DCWV Spooky Halloween Paper Pad
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Copics: YG21, YG23, YG25
YR04, YR09
V12, V15, V17
Y26, Y28
T0, T3, T5
C0
Accessories: MFT Blueprints 15 and 23, MFT Inside and Out Stitched Rectangles, Dimensionals


 


Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Christmas Door

I'm still in a Christmas card making mood (well, when am I not lol) and so I decided to make another card for Mo's Digital Pencil. It's an Anything Goes challenge with an optional theme of Christmas.

For my card I used the image Door with Wreath. I love how simple and rustic it is, you can really do whatever you want to this image to make it your own. I grabbed my copics and did some quick coloring, using a pop of red for my shovel and doormat. On the wreath I used a red gel pen to add some berries and then I used a white gel pen to create some snow on various parts of the image.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Door With Wreath (Mo's Digital Pencil)
Paper: Early Espresso (SU), Neenah Solar White, Christmas Cabin Paper Pad by Recollections
Ink: Printer Ink, Crumb Cake (SU)
Copics: R24, R27, R29
G24, G94, G99
E81, E84, E87, E89
N3, N5
C00, C1, C3
Accessories: MFT Blueprints 20 and 23, Red Gel Pen, White Gel Pen, Dimensionals

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Christmas Tree for Creative Confetti

This week over at Creative Confetti on the Power Poppy blog the challenge is a sketch, and I love me a good sketch! I had the Through the Woods stamp set sitting out on my desk so I decided to use the Christmas tree from the set for my card.

I stamped my image and then used an oval die to cut it out. After coloring it with copics I started to put my card together. I used some retired SU DSP for my background paper and I changed my card just slightly from the sketch....instead of the banner across the bottom portion I just did a strip of red card stock. The bottom of the image is too cute with the little bird to cover up and I hadn't really taken that into consideration when I started the card. So I made the strip and just left off the smaller banner. Julie says that's ok as long as the sketch and inspiration can still be seen in the creation.

It's hard to see in the photo but I used Stickles on the Christmas tree and I also used some Wink of Stella for the snowy portions of the tree.

Thanks for stopping by!




Stamps: Through the Woods (Power Poppy)
Paper: Real Red (SU), Neenah Solar White (SU), Quilted Christmas DSP (SU retired)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Pool Party (SU), Garden Green (SU), Real Red (SU)
Copics: R24, R29
YG03
Y13, Y19
BG10, BG11
E55, E57
C00, C2, C4
B000
Accessories: SU Oval Framelits, MFT Blueprints 32, Xmas Red Stickles, Wink of Stella White, Silver Gel Pen

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Have a Wonderful Adventure

It's time for a new challenge over at the Sunday Stamps blog and this week we have a color challenge for you. I won't lie, I struggled with this one a bit. I think it was the purple that kept messing with my mind, even though I love all the other colors! 

I ended up using the SU set Sea of Textures for my card. I stamped the octopus in Pretty Peacock and then used the die to cut it out. On a base of Whisper White Thick card stock I stamped one of the images from the set in Tempting Turquoise multiple times, then did another image from the set in Garden Green across it, kind of like seaweed floating through the water. I die cut the net out of Basic Black and then popped up my Octopus across the top of the images. I wanted my sentiment to kind of look like it was floating through the water so I stamped it in Pretty Peacock across the bottom of the Tempting Turquoise.

Make sure you head 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 these colors!


Stamps: Sea of Textures (SU)
Paper: Whisper White Thick CS (SU, Basic Black (SU), Whisper White (SU)
Ink: Perfect Peacock (SU), Tempting Turquoise (SU retired), Garden Green (SU)
Accessories: Under the Sea Framelits, Dimensionals

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Flowering Santa

Our temps are still nice and low, Hallmark Christmas movies are still playing on my TV and I made another Christmas card :)

I'm playing along with 3 challenges for this card....Freshly Made Sketches, Creative Confetti and Jingle Belles.

As soon as I saw the Freshly Made Sketches sketch I knew I wanted to try it, it's very unique, but I was a bit scared. Then I got an email from Power Poppy where it said they were retiring some Christmas sets and that Flowering Santa would be one of the sets retired. NOOOOOOO!! Thankfully I had bought this set as soon as it came out as it is one of my favorites. It's one-of-a-kind and I just adore it. As I started thinking about how I could use it with the sketch another Power Poppy set came to mind, Snuggle Down. It comes with stamps to make your own plaid pattern....a perfect way to create the border that makes up the sketch! I headed into my craft room and started stamping my pattern using red, green, gray and black as my colors and I carried these colors into my Santa image. After coloring my Santa image with copics I popped it up with dimensionals in the center of my frame.

The Creative Confetti challenge is Christmas in July and seeing that Flowering Santa was retiring inspired me to create another Christmas card for the challenge!

The challenge over at Jingle Belles is a Tic-Tac-Toe challenge and I chose the middle row going down...glitter, red or green and Santa. I used red glitter Stickles on the red dots in Santa's beard, the red and green are the flowers and leaves plus part of the plaid pattern and of course the image is Santa!





Stamps: Flowering Santa, Snuggle Down (both Power Poppy)
Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#
Ink: Real Red (SU), Garden Green (SU), Smoky Slate (SU), Memento Tuxedo Black
Copics: R24, R27, R29
YG03, YG63, YG67
E0000, E000, E01
N0, N2, N4, N5
Accessories: Stickles Xmas Red, Dimensionals

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Noel

Our heat wave finally seems to be over, wooohooo! The outside temp is 63 degrees and inside my house has fallen below 80 degrees. I've got my Santa leggings on, the Hallmark Christmas movies are playing on the TV and the Power Poppy Creative Confetti challenge is perfect for me today!

This weeks challenge is all about Christmas! Power Poppy also has a sale going on until the 12th where all holiday clear sets and digi's are 30% off so of course I had to grab a couple clear sets to add to my collection. Today's card features an image from one of the sets I just got, Spice It Up. I can remember my mother putting cloves in oranges and then spreading cinnamon sticks around them so this image definitely took me back to my childhood.


I'm very traditional when it comes to Christmas colors so having yellow and orange on a Christmas card is definitely new for me but I think the colors work well with the paper I decided to go with. The strip of orange DSP across the bottom really pops against the brown strip and I'm really happy with how it looks!

Make sure you pop on over to the Power Poppy blog to play along, it's always a lot of fun!


Stamps: Spice it Up (Power Poppy)
Paper: Chocolate Chip (SU retired), Tangelo Twist DSP (SU retired), Neenah Solar White, Always Christmas Paper Pad (Michael's)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tangelo Twist (inside card for sentiment, SU retired)
Copics: YG61, YG63, YG67
G24, G46
YG93, YG95
YR07, YR09, YR15
YR12, YR15, YR18
Y15, Y19, Y38
Y11, Y15, Y19
R35, R37, R39
E70, E71, E74, E77
T0, T1, T3
W5
Accessories: MFT Blueprints 23 and 27, MFT Inside and Out Stitched Ovals, Dimensionals



Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Dachshund Through the Snow

Today is a bit better heat wise, we are in the 80's, which next to the 90's is more tolerable, but the wildfire smoke is really heavy today. My craft room isn't too hot and the smoke doesn't hit the rooms in the back of the house as much so I headed in to create a card for the latest challenge over at Mo's Digital Pencil.

This months challenge is Anything Goes with an optional theme of Christmas. That's my favorite type of card to make so I saw that and was like wooohooo! For my card I used brand new images that just went into Mo's shop the other day, this is called the Dachshund Sleigh Set. I have 2 mini dachshunds named Anna and Elsa so of course I had to get this set!

My Anna girl is a chocolate dachshund so I colored the dogs with her as inspiration. I tried my hand at my first night sky and added snow falling with a white gel pen. I also used a gold gel pen on the sleigh and a silver one for the bells around the necks of the dogs. There are also white and silver accents on the trees in the landscape.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Dachshund Sleigh Set (Mo's Digital Pencil)
Paper: Soft Suede (SU), Nennah Solar White
Ink: Printer Ink
Copics: YG03, YG67, E55
R35, R37, R39
R14, R17
B000, C00
E23, E25, E27, E97
BV20, BV23, BV25
V000, V04
Y28
C1, C2, C4
Acessories: Avery Elle Wonky Stitches Dies, White, Silver and Gold Gel Pens




Monday, July 8, 2019

Cozy Winter Wishes

We're having record breaking temps in my area of Alaska and I've been avoiding my craft room because the entire house is just so hot! It's the first time I've ever regretted not having blinds on the big window in my craft room. I really wanted to play along with the Power Poppy Creative Confetti and Jingle Belles Challenges though so I dove into my craft room today before the hottest part of the day moved in!

For the Creative Confetti challenge we were to create a project based on inspiration from the sneak peeks the DT held for the fabulous new clear sets Marcy just released. There were so many awesome cards made by the DT members that it was really hard to narrow it down! For this card I was inspired by the fabulous layout that Allison Cope used on her card HERE. I love how clean the card is and how the image is in the bottom right corner with the sentiment off to the left, plus the top of the card with some simple paper and a simple border. 


For the Jingle Belles challenge they have a fun Tic-Tac-Toe challenge, I always enjoy those. I went with the diagonal row that has stamping, red or green and ribbon. My main image is stamped, as is the sentiment, and red and green can be found in both of those as well as the paper and of course the red ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by!




Stamps: Snuggle Down
Paper: Neenah Solar White, Frostwood Lodge DSP (SU retired)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Copics: R35, R37, R39
G03, G09
E70, E71, E74
E81, E84, E87
B000, B52
Y11, Y15, Y26, E27
C00, C1
N1, N3, N4
T0, T3
Accessories: Cherry Cobbler Ribbon (SU retired)

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Love You Bunches

Today's card features an image from Mo's Digital Pencil that is only available to her Patreon subscribers right now. Have you checked out her Patreon page? If not, head on over! There are 3 different tiers you can sign up for and for each tier you get special offers, discounts and access to free or pre-release images, all while supporting a talented artist. It's a win-win situation for everyone!

I just think this image is too cute! It's called 'Dandelions' and it's a little girl holding a big bouquet of dandelions. I have to admit, I'm one of those people that will leave the dandelions in my yard long enough for the bees to do their thing and then I pull them out and they go into my burn pit.


Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Dandelions (Mo's Digital Pencil)
Paper: Calypso Coral (SU), Neenah Solar White, Wildflower Fields DSP (SU retired)
Ink: Printer Ink, Hello Honey (SU)
Copics: Y11, Y19
YG03, YG17, YG23, YG25, G07, G14
E000, E00, E50
YR04, YR09
YR21, YR24
T2, T4
C1, C3
B0000, B000, B00
Accessories: MFT Blueprints 2, MFT Stitched Mini Scallop Circle, Pinkfresh Studio Diagonal Stitched Rectangles, Dimensionals 


Monday, July 1, 2019

Hydrangea Hi

One of my favorite teachers at the school I work at has been gone since Christmas break, she took a horrible fall coming into the school and has been out recovering. Her husband updated me on her progress a few weeks ago and it looks like she will be able to return this upcoming school year. I've been sending her cards to let her know I've been thinking about her but it's been a while since the last one so I colored up this one for her today and will put it in the mail tomorrow!

I used a digital stamp from Power Poppy called Hydrangea Hype. I just think it's so pretty, plus I love hydrangeas, although I haven't had any luck with them here in Alaska.

I also colored this up for the Creative Confetti Challenge but missed the link up before it closed, ooops!



Stamps: Hydrangea Hype (Power Poppy digital stamp)
Paper: Neenah Solar White, Highland Heather (SU)
Ink: Printer Ink
Copics: YG03, YG63, YG67
RV00, RV52, RV63
BV0000, BV000, BV00, BV02, BV11, BV13
B000, B00
Colorless Blender
Accessories: MFT Blueprints 27, Silver Gel Pen

Sunday, June 30, 2019

It's Your Day

It's time for a new challenge over at the Sunday Stamps blog and this week we have a fun sketch challenge brought to use by Claire!

For my card I used one of my favorite images from Power Poppy. It's a digital stamp called Leaping Trout and I just love it! I colored it in with copics and then used a silver gel pen to add highlights on the fish's belly. My plaid paper is from a paper stack in my stash and I added small scallops down the sides, that way the card can be masculine or feminine.

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!