Thursday, January 31, 2019

Hello Sweet Friend

Today's card combines 2 Power Poppy challenges...the Creative Confetti from Jan.22nd was to use a fruity image as your centerpiece and this week for Creative Confetti Julie has a fun sketch for us. I got sidetracked and didn't get a fruity card done last week so this was the perfect way to get both challenges done!

I used the Juicy Strawberries digital set and after printing it out I then used a die to cut it for a shape that fit the center of the sketch. I colored it with copics and then used more dies to finish creating the layers of the card. The sentiment is also from the Juicy Strawberries digital set and I used the options on Word to change the color of the script to green and then printed and die cut that out also. The banners are made with some scrap DSP I have in my stash.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Juicy Strawberries (Power Poppy Digital Set)
Paper: Real Red (SU), Daffodil Delight (SU), Neenah Solar White, Petal Garden DSP (SU retired), Polka Dot Parade (SU retired)
Ink: Printer Ink
Copics: R22, R27, R29, R59
YG03, YG17, YG67
Y00, Y02, Y06
0, CO
Accessories: MFT Blueprints 2 and 27, MFT Inside and Out Stitched Circles and Rectangles, Dimensionals

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Christmas Cheer

Today's card was made for 2 challenges....Jingle Belles is to use something new we got for Christmas and The Paper Players has this great sketch.

Other than copics to finish off my collection Santa didn't bring me anything specifically stamping related so for my card I used this new Christmas set from MFT that I bought before Christmas with intentions to make cards for it and well, after the earthquake I didn't get much stamping done so this is the first time it's seen ink.

For the sketch I added a Santa and a reindeer to the circle portion and then heat embossed the sentiment on a banner just below the 2 images.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Here Comes Santa Claus (MFT)
Paper: Early Espresso (SU), Old Olive (SU), Riding Hood Red (SU retired), Neenah Solar White, Letters to Santa DSP (SU retired)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark
Copics: R32, R35, R37
E53, E55, E57
E41, E42, E43
N1, N3, N5
C00, C1, C3
YG03, YG63, YG67
E000, E00, E21
Accessories: MFT Blueprints 13 and 27, MFT Inside and Out Stitched Circles, White Embossing Power, Dimensionals

Sunday, January 27, 2019

I Love You This Much

It's time for a new challenge over at the Sunday Stamps blog and this week we have a color challenge. I won't lie, this one was hard for me. I'm don't mind the color red but I despise the color pink so trying to work with it always leaves me banging my head LOL

For my card I used a retired MFT PI image. I just love these images and with these colors it was perfect to use for a Valentines Day card. My paper is brand new DSP from SU that can be found in the Occasions catalog and the colors from this set went along beautifully with this color challenge! I paper pieced the girls dress to coordinate with the background paper.

I was stuck on a layout but once again the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches came to my rescue.My vertical portion is the little girl so that part isn't as long as the one in the sketch.

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 what you can do with these colors!

Stamps: MFT PI Heart Banner
Paper: Crumb Cake (SU), Neenah Solar White, All My Love DSP (SU)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Copics: R32, R35, R37
E55, E57
E000, E00, E21
N1, N3, N5
Accessories: MFT Blueprints 23, dimensionals

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Winter is Coming

This week at The Paper Players they have a Clean and Simple challenge with a theme of "snowy day". I am a winter girl through and through, the more snow I have and the colder it is  the happier I am so I definitely had to play along!

I knew right away that I wanted to use a digital stamp from Mo's Digital Pencil called Winter is Coming. This image cracks me up because its someone shoveling with just their hat and the shovel peeking up over the snow. I've had many a winter like that here in Alaska (although this winter we've barely had snow, boo!!) and shoveling snow is one of my very favorite things to do, I find it very peaceful and relaxing.

I used my cool gray copics to color along the snow line and added a pop of color to match the sentiment, with a bit of yellow added for the shovel. To finish it off I used a SU embossing folder to add some falling snow.

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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

You're Snow Much Fun

I had a nice 3 day weekend spending time with my husband and going into Anchorage to celebrate our oldest sons  25th birthday so I didn't do any crafting this weekend. I decided to jump back into things by playing along with the Inky Paws Challenge, which is a sketch.

For my card I decided to use Moose Mountain (again). I really do love this set. This time though I decided to keep my moose a boy and didn't cut off the antlers (even if you color the image in feminine colors, if it still has antlers it's a boy, pet peeve of mine LOL). I went with a yellow, black and gray color scheme for my card. I just love the pop of yellow, it just seems to make everything better!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Moose Mountain (Newton's Nook)
Paper: Basic Black (SU), Smoky Slate (SU), Neenah Solar White, Core'dinations Plaid Paper
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Copics: E53, E55, E57
E41, E42, E43
Y02, Y15, Y19
N1, N3, N5, N7
T0, T2, T3
BG0000, BG000
Accessories: MFT Blueprints 15, MFT Stitched Circles and Rectangles, SU Softly Falling TIEF , CB Argyle EF, dimensionals 

Friday, January 18, 2019

Sending Happy Wishes

For this card I combined 2 challenges....the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches and the Creative Confetti Challenge from Power Poppy.

The Creative Confetti challenge asks us to split our card canvas between 2 colors or go dark to light. Hopefully the way I interpreted it still works....I took the poppy from the Power Poppy Poppy XL set and stamped it on Neenah Solar White and then I also stamped it on Cherry Cobbler with Versamark and heat embossed it in white. I used my Scan N Cut to cut out the flowers and then cut them in half across the middle and then  I colored the portion on the white card stock in with my copics.

I created my card base with Crumb Cake and then did a layer of Cherry Cobbler DSP, rounding the edges at the bottom of the card. My strip across the middle is retired Crumb Cake DSP and for the heart in the sketch I used the flower, putting the white colored section on top and the embossed Cherry Cobbler section on the bottom. I wanted a sentiment on the front so I created a banner to go across the middle of the flower, which was also the perfect way to separate the light and dark portions of the flower.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Poppy XL (Power Poppy), Natural Beauties (sentiment, Power Poppy)
Paper: Crumb Cake (SU), Neenah Solar White, Cherry Cobbler DSP (SU), Crumb Cake DSP (SU retired)
Ink: Cherry Cobbler (SU), Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark
Copics: R32, R35, R37, R39
Accessories: Round Corner Punch, MFT Blueprints 27, dimensionals

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

I'm So Happy I Found You

This week at The Paper Players they have a color challenge and so I decided to make a Valentines Day card, I like how they aren't traditional colors one would grab for a love card.

The image I used is from the Power Poppy digital set Va-Va-Valentines. I used the Pool Party and Grapefruit Grove to color in the socks with just a hint of the Daffodil Delight thrown in. As I was grabbing DSP to assemble the card I decided I wanted more of the Daffodil Delight on the card and I happened to have this circle already cut and in my stash, perfect for backing the circle the image is on! For the color of my choice I just brought in a small touch of brown on the clothespins holding up the socks.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Va-Va-Valentines (Power Poppy digital set)
Paper: Grapefruit Grove DSP (SU), Pool Party DSP (SU), Daffodil Delight (SU), Neenah Solar White
Ink: Printer Ink, Grapefruit Grove, Pool Party
Copics: YR000, YR01, YR02
Y32, Y35
BG10, BG11
Accessories: Spellbinders Lacey Circles Die, MFT Stitched Circles

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Bee Mine for Sunday Stamps

It's time for a new challenge over at Sunday Stamps and this week Annette has a great sketch for us! I've been coloring this image for a few days and wanted to use it on my card so I turned the sketch but all the elements are still there.

The image is a digital stamp from Mo's Digital Pencil and is called Bee Mine. I used my copics to color her in and then I printed out the sentiment, cut it apart and then paper pierced it to match the rectangle die I used on the main image.

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 this sketch!

Stamps: Bee Mine (Mo's Digital Pencil)
Paper: Real Red (SU), Basic Black (SU), Neenah Solar White, Moonlight DSP (SU retired)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Copics: Y11, Y13, Y15, Y17
R32, R35, R37
E50, E51, E53
N3, N5, N7
BG0000, BG000, BG01
Accessories: Sizzix Dotted Rectangles, SU Honeycomb TIEF (retired)

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Hoppy Birthday

For this card I combined 2 challenges, the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches and the Power Poppy Creative Confetti New Year or Father Time.

As soon as I saw the sketch I knew I wanted to use the Hops and Barley set from Power Poppy. I was going to use the clear set O Hoppy Day but the sentiment seemed too small against the hops and barley in the corners. With the digital set I was able to enlarge the sentiment to fit properly against the images.

For the Power Poppy challenge I decided to go with Father Time and make a masculine creation. I don't believe in resolutions and just strive to be a better person each day that I'm lucky enough to wake up so Father Time was a much better fit for me! A nice clean and simple card with a Soft Suede card base seems like the perfect masculine card.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Hops and Barley Digital Stamp Set (Power Poppy)
Paper: Soft Suede (SU), Neenah Solar White
Ink: Memento Tuxedo White
Copics: Y21, YR21, YR23
YG25, G24, G28
YG21, YG23, YG25
Accessories: Avery Elle Wonky Stitches Die

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Advice from a Snowman

Over at the Newton's Nook Inky Paws Challenge they have a color challenge right now. We are to use the colors sky blue, red, black and white.

For my card I used their fun set Snowman Advice and I alternated the blue and red on the sentiment. The red and blue was also brought in on the patterned paper and the snowmen. The black is very subtle as it's the snowmen outline and the buttons on their bodies. The white is the main image panel and the snowmen.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Snowman Advice (Newton's Nook)
Paper: Real Red (SU), Happy Holidays PP (SPD), Neenah Solar White
Ink: Real Red (SU), Tempting Turquoise (SU retired)
Copics: R22, R24
B2, B4
Accessories: MFT Blueprints 15, MFT Inside and Out Stitched Rectangles, SU TIEF Stylish Stripes retired, dimensionals

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Make the Moose out of Life

This week The Paper Players has a theme challenge and it is to use any type of animal on your project. I knew right away what I wanted to use....duh, a moose of course! I recently got a fabulous moose set from Newton's Nook so it was the perfect excuse to ink it up again! I got to see a moose last night after work, I was coming off of school grounds and she was on the side of the road, munching away on trees(if you follow me on Instagram I posted a video of her in my story)!

This set comes with 2 moose snowboarding. Both moose have antlers but I wanted to have a girl moose on my card so I stamped the image on my Neenah Solar White and then used my Scan N Cut to cut right along the image outline instead of leaving a white outline. This way I can cut off the antlers to make a female moose and it doesn't look funny!

I wanted bright colors since when you're snowboarding it's easy to blend in with the snow. I used Crushed Curry from SU with copics that matched to color in the outfit. To balance it out I went with Basic Gray and just a touch of Marina Mist.

My layout is from last weeks sketch at Freshly Made Sketches (except I added the circle sentiment).

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Moose Mountain (Newton's Nook)
Paper: Crushed Curry (SU), Basic Gray (SU), Marina Mist (SU). Basic Gray DSP (SU retired), Neenah Solar White
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Basic Gray (SU)
Copics: E53, E55, E57
 Y13. Y15, Y17
YG21, YG23, YG25
B91, B93, B95
W2, W4, W6
C1,C3, C5
Accessories: MFT Blueprints 2 and 20, MFT Inside and Out Stitched Circles, Dimensionals

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Snowman Love

This year I'd like to make more time for the various challenge blogs I follow so I'm starting off 2019 by playing along with a blog that I follow but that I don't think I have ever actually entered a challenge at, the Inspired By Challenge. The current challenge is to be inspired by a snowman and so I pulled out this older snowman stamp from MFT. It's perfect because it's a winter stamp but with the heart he's holding it's also a great image to use for Valentines Day!

From the challenge image I was inspired by the snowman himself and his striped scarf. The inspiration snowman has just a hint of his scarf showing as does the snowman on my card.

My layout is from Freshly Made Sketches.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: MFT Happy Heart Snowman (retired)
Paper: Real Red (SU). Pink Passion (SU retired), Sour Apple (MFT), Plaid Patterns Merry and Bright (MFT), Neenah Solar White
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Copics: R35, R37
YG21, YG23, YG25
W3, W5, W7
C0, C2, Blending Pen
Accessories: MFT Blueprints 20, MFT Stitched Inside and Out Circles, Dimensionals 

Monday, January 7, 2019

No Time Like the Present

It's a new year and that means new challenges over at the Jingle Belles blog and a brand new stash of Christmas cards to start building! To start off 2019 the gals at Jingle Belles want us to make a card featuring wrapping paper or a gift tag.

I wasn't sure how I wanted to approach this so I pulled out some scraps of wrapping paper I had tucked away and stared at it all for a bit to see if any inspiration came to me. As I was looking at the paper I eventually used I started thinking about a snowglobe and so I cut out the section of the paper I wanted, taped it to a piece of card stock to give it extra support and then ran it through my Cuttlebug with a die from MFT. 

My card base is Pacific Point from SU and I used a die from MFT to cut a panel from Neenah Solar White, which I then stamped the sentiment on and embossed with an EF from SU. I then adhered the wrapping paper image to the embossed panel to finish off the card. I wasn't sure about how it was all going to come together but I really like the final result!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: MFT Winter Wonderland (sentiment, retired)
Paper: Pacific Point (SU), Neenah Solar White
Ink: Pacific Point
Accessories: MFT Stitched Domes, SU Softly Falling TIEF , wrapping paper

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Make My Heart Melt

For today's card I'm playing along with the current challenge over at the Freshly Made Sketches blog. I used a digital stamp from Power Poppy, from the Va-Va Valentines set. How adorable is this image and sentiment? I love Marcella's creations!

My colors are from a retired SU 12x12 pad of former In Colors. This year I want to use more of the items I hoard...I mean, have in my stash ;)

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps:Va-Va-Valentine (Power Poppy)
Paper: Tip Top Taupe (SU retired), Watermelon Wonder DSP (SU retired), Mint Macaron, Neenah Solar White
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Copics: R22, R27
G00, G12, YG41
YR04, YR07, Y17
Acessories: MFT Blueprints 20 and 29, dimensionals

Bee Mine

Just a quick post today. With my Christmas vacation coming to an end and hubby back to work as of Weds I'm back to being alone during the wee hours of the night. I did a massive clean up of my craft desk last week and finally got some time to create late Fri night/early Sat morning.

I love this fun image from Mo's Digital Image and thought she would make a great bookmark so I resized the sentiment and image on Word to make it fit the shape of my bookmark die. I then colored in the image with my copics and finished off the bookmark by mounting it on red cardstock(I forgot to get a photo of that tonight) and then added the yellow ribbon. It would be perfect to give on Valentines Day with your loved ones favorite book or magazine.