Monday, January 27, 2020

Moose Be Your Birthday

I've had this stamp from Gerda Steiner Designs for a bit now and I finally got it inked up over the weekend! How sweet is this guy? I also love this stamp set because it has a cow moose in it! So many moose stamp sets just have a bull moose and people try and turn the bull moose into a girl and I'm like nope, that's not how this works, if it has antlers it's a boy. Bit of a pet peeve of mine!

The layout is from the most recent Sunday Stamps sketch. It was the perfect way to highlight the sentiment as well as the image.

This past Friday I was driving down the street I work on and since I work nights I usually get to see all kinds of moose out and about but this winter they really haven't been seen and so I was mulling that over as I drove home. Well, not more than half a mile down the highway I see a large shape come darting out from the woods on the left of the road and I start trying to bring the Mustang to a stop on the icy, snow covered highway. A beautiful cow moose passed no more than a foot from the front of my car while I had a slight heart attack. All I could think of was if hitting the moose doesn't kill me my husband will for wrecking the Mustang LOL Thankfully both the car and the moose are fine and the universe let me know to be careful what to wish for, oy!

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Sunday, January 26, 2020

My Missing Piece

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

I don't know why but color challenges with pink in them always throw me off, maybe because it's not a color I care for. I had to think about these colors and how I wanted to use them, finally settling on this card using a SU set.

I used a die to cut the puzzle pieces in 4 of the challenge colors and then I cut the sentiment heart out with a die after stamping it in Cherry Cobbler.  I knew I wanted a white background but it looked a bit boring so I used a SU 3D embossing folder to add some texture.

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 do with these colors!

Monday, January 20, 2020

Bushels of Love

This sweet image is available to the Patreon subscribers of Mo Manning @ Mo's Digital Pencil.. How adorable are the barrels filled with hearts and the big curly ponytails on the little girl? This was a lot of fun to color!

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Valentine Greetings

Today's card features a set I used on my previous card, Va-Va-Valentines from Power Poppy. I just love this digital stamp set so much and this sock image is my favorite!

I kept the layout simple and added some paper piercing around the edges for a little more visual interest. I also brought on some of the green from the DSP into the image. Green is one of my favorite colors so of course I have to have it in there somewhere :)

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Sunday, January 12, 2020

Happy I Found You

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

Valentine's Day will be here before we know it and although I don't celebrate the day I know a lot of people who do! Power Poppy has an amazing digital set called Va-Va- Valentines and I used one of the images from that set on my card, as it was perfect for the circle element on the sketch.

Last week I had used this image on another card and when coloring it this time I decided to use the same colors from the papers on the previous card. I'm not much of a pink fan but I really like how the Melon Mambo goes with the Bermuda Bay. I didn't want to use patterned paper for the background but I also didn't want to leave it plain so I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder from my stash. The fun heart background gives just the right amount of texture and extra visual pop.

Make sure you head on over to the Sunday Stamps blog to see what the rest of the DT came up with for this sketch and then play along with us, we'd love to see what YOU can do with it!

Monday, January 6, 2020

Moosing You

I'm still trying to get back into the craft swing of things so I found this sketch from last January and thought it would work well with the MFT set Sweater Weather in the Woods.

I colored the moose and beaver up and then based on the colors I used for their clothing I picked some MFT patterned paper to use on my card. I kept the background neutral, using Crumb Cake from SU.

It's -22 tonight with a windchill of -38 and I haven't seen any moose recently. I'm guessing that with our subzero temps they are all hunkered down and only popping up for some quick meals!

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Shreddin' Birthday for FMS

Happy New Year! My Christmas vacation is coming to an end, I go back to work on Jan.6th, so I'm slowly starting to get back into a crafting routine after being focused on family and Christmas the last few weeks.

For today's card I am playing with the current sketch over at the Freshly Made Sketches blog. I had thought I missed this sketch but because of the holiday it's open longer then usual, woohoo!

I'm a huge lover of the Pure Innocence stamps from My Favorite Things and I recently acquired this older stamp set from 2011. I've been searching for it for a while so I am absolutely thrilled to own it and wanted to get it inked up.

I kept the color scheme pretty toned down, only using bright colors for his snowsuit. Of course I had to use my 2 favorite colors, blue and green. I carried the blue color into the sketch by making the back layer panel the same blue as his snowsuit. I always need male birthday cards so I used the birthday sentiment from the set for my card.

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Stamps: PI Snowboard Boy (MFT)
Paper: Balmy Blue (SU), Blueberry Bushel (SU), Neenah Solar White
Ink: Memento Tuxxedo Black, Blueberry Bushel (SU)
Copics: E50, E51, E53
B23, B24, B26
Y11, YG01, YG05
C1, C3, C5
Accessories: Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders, MFT Blueprints 20 and 27, Dimensionals