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!

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Aw Shucks

For today's card I played along with the sketch challenge over at The Paper Players, using an image I colored the other night for The Daily Marker 30 Day Challenge.

I used some retired DSP from my hoard, I mean stash, keeping the color in line with what I used to color her clothing. The sentiment was stamped in green and then I cut the ends for a banner look. I popped the image up with dimensonals for some added dimension.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Greener Pastures (MFT)
Paper: Marina Mist (SU retired), Garden Green DSP (SU retired), Cutie Pie DSP (SU retired), Neenah Solar White
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Garden Green
Copics: G07, G14, YG03
B91, B95, B97
E70, E71, E74
E0000, E000, E01
E95, E97, E99
Accessories: MFT Blueprints 21, Paper Piercer, Dimensionals

Monday, June 24, 2019

Snowman Love

This week over at the Jingle Belles blog they are celebrating anything to do with snow. We're having a heatwave here in southcentral Alaska and I'm definitely dreaming of snow and cooler weather!

For my card I went with a snowman image from Power Poppy, I just love this fellow! I colored him up with copics, used a circle die to cut him out and then adhered him to some layers of retired SU DSP. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Snow Kissed (Power Poppy)
Paper: Cherry Cobbler (SU), Neenah Solar White, Snow Festival DSP (SU retired)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Copics: BG70, BG72
YG03, YG63, YG67
R81, R85
R35, R37, R39
N2, N4, N6
B0000, B000
Accessories: MFT Blueprints 13, MFT Inside and Out Stitched Circles,Stickles, Wink of Stella Dimensionals

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Blue Poppy Congrats

For today's card I am combining 2 challenges....the world flag challenge from the Power Poppy Creative Confetti challenge and the current Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

When I started reading the June 11 challenge over at Creative Confetti Sheldon Cooper and his "Fun with Flags" segment automatically popped into my head. Any other Big Bang Theory fans out there who know what I'm talking about? I love me some Sheldon! 

Anyway, for my flag I kind of went back and forth for a first I was going to choose Germany to honor my ancestry but then I decided to try Ireland because I'm also half Irish, however none of the colors were really speaking to me. We're currently having temps in the upper 70's, which is hot as heck for here, so I was thinking of cool places and snow and Antarctica popped into my head. It has a very simple flag....a white map of the continent in the center of a  blue background. Blue is my favorite color so I went with that, although the blue I used ended up more turquoise than a true blue. I used the Poppy XL stamp, some folks in my area have some blue poppies and they are GORGEOUS! I really need to get some for my garden!

The sketch is the current one over at Freshly Made Sketches. For the different layers along the top and bottom edges I used a scalloped die to create some definition.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Poppy XL (Power Poppy)
Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#, Island Indigo (SU retired), Island Indigo DSP (SU retired)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Island Indigo (SU retired)
Copics: BG01, BG02, BG05, BG09
YG00, Y15, Y19
Colorless Blender
Accessories: MFT Blueprints 23, CB Swiss Dots EF, Wink of Stella-Clear, Dimensionals

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Merry Little Christmas

For today's card I am playing along with 2 challenges....the Santa challenge over at Jingle Belles and the sketch challenge over at MFT Stamps, which unfortunately I missed the link up by just a few hours. Oh well!

The gals over at Jingle Belles are celebrating Santa or anyone else who may be living at the North Pole. I decided to use this great stamp set from MFT called Secret Santa. I just love how Santa is peeking out from behind the tree!

I colored the images with copics and then used some Stickles for the ornaments on the tree, as then some Wink of Stella on the fur areas of Santa's hat and coat as well as on the little girls stocking.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Secret Santa (MFT Stamps)
Paper: Neenah Solar White, Sour Apple (MFT), Plaid Patterns Merry and Bright Paper Pack (MFT)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Real Red (SU)
Copics: YG03, YG63, YG67
R24, R27
E50, E51, E53
RV10, RV11, RV13
E33, E35, E37
E84, E87, E89
N0, N2
C3, C5, C6
Accessories: MFT Inside and Out Stitched Squares, Wink of Stella clear, Stickles-Silver, Candy Cane, Green, Gold, dimensionals, Silver Gel Pen

Monday, June 17, 2019

Playing Catch Up

It's time for me to catch up on the Power Poppy challenges I missed when I couldn't get into my craft room! This card covers 2 challenges....the sketch challenge from May 28th and the Do It for Dad Challenge on June 4th.

For this card I used the new digital set Baseball Vignette. I've really been wanting the clear baseball set PP offers so until I get it this digital set is the perfect thing to have! I printed the image out, cut out the panel with a die cut, colored it, added the polka dot DSP on the bottom half and then added the banner and sentiment off to the middle right. This card would have been perfect for Father's Day but I'm going to make it a birthday card instead!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Baseball Vignette (Power Poppy digital stamp)
Paper: Soft Suede (SU), Poppy Parade (SU), Polka Dot Parade DSP (SU retired), Neenah Solar White
Ink: Printer Ink, Marina Mist (SU retired)
Copics: B91, B93, B95
E30, E31, E33, E34, E35
E53, E55
TO, T3
R24, R27
Accessories: Pinkfresh Studio Diagonal Stitched Rectangles, SU Banner Framelits (retired), 1 1/4" circle punch

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Relax Your Way with Sunday Stamps

It's been a while since I stamped, between work and the flooring project I just could not find the time to get creative. Now that I'm on summer break for a month and we're doing the last section of the floor today I need to play catch up with my stamping!

Today we have a brand new challenge over at the Sunday Stamps blog and it's some fun bold colors that are perfect for summer. I decided to use a new set from the new SU catalog, the set is called A Good Man. I enjoy making masculine cards and am always looking for good sets so I could not pass this one up.

My layout is from the sketch that Heidi had for us on the last Sunday Stamps challenge. I couldn't get into my craft room to get a card made so I wanted to use the sketch in conjunction with today's color challenge.

I used my Stamparatus to position the image and sentiment stamps and I stamped them using Memento Tuxedo Black and Night of Navy. I then used my copics to color the image, using the red, dark blue, light blue and sand color from the graphic. I matted the Whisper White image panel on some Night of Navy and then created a card base using Night of Navy, then a layer of Come Sail Away DSP and a layer of Poppy Parade beneath the image panel. I popped the image panel up for extra dimension. This card would be great for Fathers Day but I'm actually going to make it a birthday card.

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: A Good Man (SU)
Paper: Night of Navy (SU), Poppy Parade (SU), Whisper White (SU), Come Sail Away DSP (SU)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo White, Night of Navy
Copics: B91, B93, B95, B97, B99
R24, R27
W0, W1, W2, W3
E50, E51, E53
Accessories: Stamparatus, Dimensionals