Thursday, November 7, 2019

A Corgi Christmas

Today I'm sharing two cards, both for Creative Confetti Challenges over at the Power Poppy blog.

The first card is for the most recent challenge, which is a fabulous sketch from Julie. As part of the 30 Day Daily Marker Challenge on Instagram I had colored this fun image of 2 corgi's under some mistletoe and it was perfect for this sketch. Normally I pick my paper first and then go with colors from there but this time I colored the image first and had to really dig through my hoard  stash to find some paper that would work with the colors on the image. I finally found some and started to put the card together. Because the patterned papers are a bit busy I wanted to keep the main background more neutral to help keep the focus on the main image so I used a Cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder to give a little texture to the main background and then I adhered it all to a blue card base. It's definitely a bright and cherry Christmas card! One of my grand doggies is a Corgi so I think I'll be sending this card to one of my boys and his wife!



The second card is for the previous Confetti Challenge, I didn't get my card finished and posted before the link closed for the month, ooops! For this challenge we were to use one of Power Poppy's free digital images on our project. I used the Let It Be coloring sheet, I just love this image with the leaves surrounding it! I chose some nice rich autumn colors to work with and once again pulled out some polka dot paper. What can I say, I love polka dots :)




Make sure to head on over to the Power Poppy blog and play along with Creative Confetti! If you do you could possibly win a $25.00 gift certificate to the Power Poppy store!

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Gather Together

It's time for a new challenge over at the Sunday Stamps blog and this week we have a fun color challenge featuring some lovely rich autumn colors. Thankfully Stampin Up has some DSP that matches perfectly so I grabbed that paper and went from there.

My layout comes from the current Freshly Made Sketches challenge. I decided to use the wood pattern from the DSP for my background, bringing in the dark brown color from the color palette. Then I used a strip of paper that features the deep red color and a hint of the orange. I stamped a leaf in Pumpkin Pie and Early Espresso and die cut that out, then cut some smaller leaves out. I stamped the sentiment in Pretty Peacock and used a circle punch to cut it out. After getting my leaves the way I wanted them I then adhered the circle with the sentiment on it above them, using dimensionals. 

Make sure you head over to Sunday Stamps to see what the rest of the DT created (several of us were thinking the same way with the DSP!) and then play along with us, we'd love to see how you use these colors. Don't forget to stop by and play along with Freshly Made Sketches also, there is still time to join in there!




Stamps: Gather Together (SU)
Paper: Pretty Peacock, Pumpkin Pie, Merry Merlot, Early Espresso, Whisper White, Come to Gather DSP (all SU)
Ink: Pretty Peacock, Early Espresso, Pumpkin Pie (all SU)
Accessories: Gathered Leaves Dies, Circle Punch, Dimensionals


Saturday, October 26, 2019

Halloween Bookmark

This week the Creative Confetti Challenge over at the Power Poppy blog is to make a Halloween project. I'm done making Halloween cards for the season so I sat for a few mins to think about what I could do and then it hit me, I need a bookmark!

My oldest son and I are huge book lovers and we both love Stephen King. To keep clutter down in my house I got rid of most of my books except for a select few SK ones, my Christmas book collection and my Alaska book collection. I enjoy my Kindle but sometimes I just like to hold a book and turn actual pages so when the latest SK book came out, The Institute, I immediately borrowed it from my son. As I get further into the book I need something other than the dust jacket to save my spot so hence the need for a bookmark!

I used the cat and pumpkin image from the Feeling Fall set and stamped it a bit off the bookmark. Then I used a sentiment and bat images from an older set Marcella created for Flourishes stamps. I colored the image with copics and then adhered to the bookmark to a black backing and then added purple ribbon to the top. I was going to mix orange and purple but my craft room is such a mess that I can't find my orange ribbon from the last project I used it on, ugh.

Thanks for stopping by!



Monday, October 21, 2019

Going Pink

It's October and over at the Jingle Belles blog that always means it's time for pink Christmas cards, as Lauren and Stephanie always donate $2.00 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation for every card linked up. My stepmom is a breast cancer survivor as are several good friends of mine so this challenge is always near and dear to my heart. I'm still running behind on challenges but made time for this special one today!

I actually already had this image from Power Poppy sitting in my stash, all colored and ready to go. I grabbed some retired SU DSP that went perfectly with the colors and my card come together nice and quick. It came together so quick that I was also able to play along with last weeks Creative Confetti Challenge, create a card in 10 mins or less. The hardest part for me was getting the circle panel centered just right. I am so hard on myself and the image needs to be centered perfectly or else I'll keep moving it around LOL I'm happy with it though and am now caught up with 2 of my favorite challenges!

Make sure you check out both of these great challenges!!








Seasons Greetings

Our best friends were up visiting all last week from Florida, flying home Sat night,  so I didn't do any crafting during that time. I wanted to play along with the current Freshly Made Sketches challenge though so I waited until hubby went to bed tonight and I headed into the craft room to see what I could come up with me.

I decided to make a Christmas card featuring dies and a stamp set I recently got from the SU Holiday Catalog. I think the dies are so pretty and really wanted to put them to use.

I stamped one of the sentiments from the So Many Stars Set in Pretty Peacock on some Very Vanilla paper and then I used the Stitched Stars dies and cut some of them out in Mossy Meadow, Night of Navy and Pretty Peacock. I arranged all of the elements on a piece of paper from the Brightly Gleaming DSP pack. I LOVE the colors in this pack. My favorite colors are blue and green so of course I gravitate to this DSP!

The 2 smaller Pretty Peacock star dies are popped up with dimensionals, as is the sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: So Many Stars (SU)
Paper: Night of Navy, Pretty Peacock, Mossy Meadow, Very Vanilla, Brightly Gleaming DSP (all SU)
Ink: Pretty Peacock, Mossy Meadow (both SU)
Accessories: Stitched Stars Dies (SU), Dimensionals

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Grateful for Friend

To celebrate World Card Making Day, which was on Sat. Oct.5, Power Poppy is having a little challenge. We are to :
  • Create on this World Card Making day with a fall theme in mind!
  • We will enter your card twice if you create with fall in mind and use a sentiment that shares a theme of gratitude!
  • We will enter your card three times if you create with fall in mind, use a sentiment of gratitude AND use a Power Poppy stamp!

I spent World Card Making Day in Anchorage with my husband and our oldest but I did get this image printed and cut out with a die in preparation for getting a card made! It's taken me a few days, life is a tad crazy this week, but I got my card done Tues afternoon! I went with a bit of an abstract feel to it. I was going to pull out the patterned paper like I normally do but then I figured why not just try something a little different. I have a friend that will love this card so it will be sent to her with a note inside letting her know how very grateful I am to call her a friend.

It's 4am here and I'm off to bed, I'll include the details below the card when I wake up!





Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Creative Confetti Pop of Personality

Happy Tuesday! I'm excited to be hosting today's Creative Confetti Challenge over at the Power Poppy blog!

The temperatures have dropped and most of my flowers have wilted and died with the freezes we've had here in southcentral Alaska. As I was putting away my pots and preparing my yard for winter I started to think about the flowers I have throughout my gardens and why I chose them. Hardiness? Color? Height? There are so many reasons we lovers of nature choose the flowers and plants that we do for our yards to make them stand out. Then I started thinking even deeper and wondered, if I had to choose a flower that matched my personality which flower which I choose and today's challenge was born folks!



HOW TO PLAY: This is a nice and simple challenge, just pick a flower that you think best represents your personality and color away! Are you a demure Easter lily? Maybe you are a fun loving daffodil or a wild and crazy dahlia? There are so many possibilities with this challenge!

I knew right away that I was going to go with pansies, I just adore them. They are the first flowers in my garden to bloom when the snow melts and they are the last ones to say goodbye when the cold moves into the valley. How do I compare them to my personality? Well, I see pansies as colorful and bold but yet also hardy and reliable and I can definitely say all of that about myself! I've got a pretty loud personality and will talk to anyone, one of my best friends says I've never met a stranger, but I also like routine and am not a fan of surprises. Living in Alaska one has to be pretty hardy to make it through the different things that get thrown at us out here and those who know me know I'm always reliable, whether it's at work, meeting up for a hike or just to be there for someone in need. 

Now for my card.....



I used the digital set Pansies for my card and just repeated the image across my panel, turning it and manipulating it in my Word program until I got the look that I wanted. I then used a sentiment from the Easy Breezy Coneflowers digital set to finish off the card. I used copic markers to color the image and colored my pansies in the colors that I love for my garden, the purple and yellow pansies and then the orange and purple pansies. It's funny, I'm not a fan of the color purple but in my garden you'll find it mixed in all over the place! 

Okay folks,  now it's your turn to show us what flower represents YOUR personality! Remember, after you create and play along, link up your project using the linky so we can all see. Every entry is one more shot at a $25 gift code to the Power Poppy ShopWoo hoo!

Also, if you need a certain image for your creation don't forget that there is currently a coupon for $5.00 off your purchase of $15.00 or more. If you haven't grabbed this great deal yet now is the perfect time as it's good until Oct.14th!



Sunday, October 6, 2019

Autumn Door

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

I decided to use a SU set that I've only used once before, Barn Door. I think sometimes I just get so overwhelmed with all the sets that I have that they just sit around never to see the light of day. I really need to change that so I dusted off the set and got to work.

I stamped the door on some Basic Gray card stock and used the coordinating die to cut it out. I then used the dies to cut the runner the door attaches too, also doing that piece in Basic Gray. I then embossed it with the Pinewood Planks 3D folder. The door hardware was done in Basic Black.

I stamped and die cut the hello sign to hang on the door and then I pulled out a set from this years holiday catalog, Gather Together. I stamped a pumpkin in Pumpkin Pie and then another in Mango Melody and adhered them to the bottom of the door. For the piece behind the door I cut a strip of Whisper White and stamped another image and sentiment from the Gather Together set onto 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 what you do with these colors!




Stamps: Barn Door, Gather Together (both SU)
Paper: Masic Gray, Pumpkin Pie, Mango Melody, Basic Black, Whisper White (all SU)
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Mango Melody, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Sliding Door Dies, Gathered Leaves Dies, Pinewood Planks 3D TIEF

Monday, September 30, 2019

Cup of Good Cheer

The sketch for this weeks current Freshly Made Sketches definitely made me think! I had originally done another card but I just didn't like it so tonight I went into the craft room to try again.

I grabbed one of my very favorite sets, Snuggle Down from Power Poppy. I love everything about this set...the images, the sentiments, how you can create your own plaid design.....it's all just awesome! I decided to use the image of the thermoses and cups for the oval in the sketch. I cut it out on a smaller piece of white card stock, colored the image and then mounted it on a piece of Cherry Cobbler with a scalloped edge border. Then I adhered the entire thing to a Basic Black card base. I really like how the black sets everything off, especially since the main image panel is so stark and open. It definitely ensures the image is the main focal point though!

Thanks for stopping by!


Stamps: Snuggle Down (Power Poppy)
Paper: Basic Black (SU), Cherry Cobbler (SU), Neenah Solar White
Ink: Cherry Cobbler (SU), Memento Tuxedo Black
Copics: YG11, YG13, YG17
YG61, YG63, YG67
G43, G46
R35, R37, R39
E81, E84, E87
E31, E74
N0, N1, N3
Accessories: MFT Blueprints 20 and 27
T0, T1, T3



Thursday, September 26, 2019

So Thankful For You

This week over at Creative Confetti the challenge is all about fall and I won't lie, I was very happy to see that! The calendar may say autumn but last weekend I was playing in the snow 3 hours north of me in Denali National Park and the mountains surrounding the valley I live in are covered in Termination Dust (the name given to the first snowfall covering the mtns, signaling the end of summer. As the snow creeps lower down the mountain we know winter will soon arrive here in the valley). In my yard though the leaves are almost off all the trees and reds and yellows are now the color of the landscape. I had to scrape ice off of my truck last night when I left work so YES to fall and bring on winter! :)

As excited as I was about the challenge, do you ever have a day where your creativity is stuck on empty and the universe isn't going to help you out? This was me yesterday! As soon as I saw the challenge I knew what image I wanted to use so I brought it to work with me Tues night to get it all colored up. I went to put my card together yesterday and what a fiasco! I couldn't figure out a sentiment that I liked, I couldn't get the placement the way I wanted, the ink smeared on the sentiment, some of the ink on my copic markers ran out and on one of them I filled it with the wrong ink. By the time I had to shower and eat to get ready for work I was done and ready to walk away from this card! 

This morning I came into my craft room in a much better mood, got the sentiment stamped and in a spot that made me happy and boom, I got it done and ready to go before having to leave for an eye exam this afternoon. Sometimes walking away from a project for a fresh perspective later on is all that you need!

I love this image of the  chair with the pumpkin and flowers, I could totally see a display like this on a front porch!



Stamps: So Grateful (Power Poppy), Fortunes of Fall (sentiment-Power Poppy)
Paper: Soft Suede (SU), Neenah Solar White, Tangelo Twist DSP (SU retired), Hello Honey DSP (SU retired)
Ink: Soft Suede (SU), Memento Tuxedo Black
Copics
Accessories: SU Labels Framelits (SU retired), Banners Framelits (SU retired), Paper Piercing 

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Penguin Friends

It's time for a new challenge over at the Sunday Stamps blog and this week we have a fun sketch from Amy! I love this sketch because it screams simple and between work and other stuff I have going on simple is exactly what I need!

I decided to use this new penguin set from SU called . I adore penguins, they're my number 2 favorite animal, so I could not resist this set. Believe it or not I talk to a lot of folks who think we have penguins here in Alaska, along with our igloos and snow 365/24/7. Oh how I wish!! Between moose and penguins I don't think my husband would ever be able to get me inside and my camera put away LOL 


I stamped the penguins and their scarves and then I used a retired SU embossing folder to create a look of falling snow. I then mounted the image panel on some Shaded Spruce and pulled out a Night of Navy card stock. I didn't like how plain the NON base looked so I used the Buffalo Check background stamp to create a little more action on the card base. It's not too overwhelming but at the same time gives a nice contrast. I love how it looks like the penguin on the left is hurrying over to give the one on the right a big hug!

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 this sketch!


Stamps: Playful Penguins (SU), Buffalo Check Background Stamp (SU)
Paper: Night of Navy, Shaded Spruce, Whisper White (all SU)
Ink: Shaded Spruce (SU), Merry Merlot (SU), Night of Navy (SU), Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark
Accessories: Softly Falling TIEF (SU retired)


Friday, September 20, 2019

Moose Memories

When I saw this weeks sketch at Freshly Made Sketches I knew I wanted to use a new set I had just gotten from MFT called Sweater Weather in the Woods. I cannot resist an adorable moose and this set has a fabulous moose plus a bear, fox, owl and beaver. Just take my money already LOL

I picked out some patterned paper to use for the strips and then I colored up my moose, pulling the colors from the patterned paper. After I got that done I felt like the card base still needed a little something so I grabbed a SU background stamp and added a very simple background that wouldn't take away from the moose or paper.

If snow doesn't close the park road I'm headed to Denali National Park tomorrow for my last hurrah of the season and I've got my fingers crossed that I see plenty of moose, bear, caribou, ptarmigan and if I'm really lucky, lynx or wolves!!

Thanks for stopping by!



Stamps: Sweater Weather in the Woods (MFT), Crackle Paint Background (SU)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Early Espresso (SU), Versamark
Copics: E42, E43, E44, E47
E51, E53, E55
B02, B04, B06
R35, R37, R39
Y15, Y19
C1
Accessories: MFT Blueprints 32, Dimensionals

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.

Thanks for stopping by!






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