Sunday, June 28, 2020

Let It Snow

I've been wanting to play along with the current Freshly Made Sketches challenge all week and finally got a chance to give it a go this evening. Nothing like waiting until the last minute!

I haven't had much time to create these last few months so I've had a lot of previously colored images piling up on my desk. Today I grabbed a Mo's Digital Pencil image that I had colored in the last 30 Day Coloring Challenge and decided it was time to make a card with it.

After going through my paper I decided to use some Granny Apple Green from SU as my background paper. I embossed it with snowflakes and then I used a MFT die to cut out a piece of Flirty Flamingo DSP. I then added my image panel on top of that, stamped my sentiment and then secured it all to a Flirty Flamingo base. They are definitely not Christmas/winter colors that I would normally use but I really liked how it all came together to match the colors I had used on the image.

Thanks for stopping by!

Moose-ing You

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

I haven't inked up any moose stamps in a while so I thought I better fix that! I got out the MFT set Sweater Weather in the Woods and colored in the moose and bear for 2 of the circle elements. I then die cut a circle out of blue for my 3rd circle element. I stamped the sentiment in brown on white card stock and then I put all of that on a layer of Crumb Cake that I embossed with a brick wall pattern. The moose and bear are both popped up with dimensionals.

Make sure and head on over to 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 the sketch!

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Welcome Little One

This week over at the Creative Confetti Challenge Julie wants to see baby cards. I got the Power Poppy set Precious Baby a few months ago but it hadn't seen ink yet so this was the perfect excuse to play with it!

I have wayyyyy too much DSP in my stash so I grabbed some that's been in there for a while and that I thought would go well with this image. All the colors I used on the image were pulled directly from the paper.

I had colored another image from the set because I was going to make 2 cards with similar colors, just a reversal of colors but wouldn't you know it, as soon as I go to start putting the card together I can't find the image. One minute it was right there on my craft desk and now I have no idea where it went :/ Ten bucks says I find it after I finish this post and I go back to the craft room!

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget, every time you play along with Creative Confetti you are entered to win a $25.00 gift certificate to the Power Poppy shop. There are still some great deals going on in the shop so that $25.00 could really go far!!

Friday, June 19, 2020

Hello Sweet Pea

It's Friday and that means it's time for some Friday Fun with Power Poppy! For my card I decided to make my first ever slimline card. They seem to be all the rage right now and I did buy some slimline dies to try out but for this card I went with just some regular cutting.

My grandma used to grow Sweet Peas on the side of her house and I loved looking at them on her trellis whenever I came to visit. I lost my grandma in 2008 and for several years now I've grown Sweet Peas by seed in honor of her. They aren't blooming yet but I'm hoping it won't be too long before I've got some pretty flowers .If you would like to see some Sweet Peas in bloom check out Power Poppy's fearless leader Marcella's Instagram page, she just happened to post yesterday that she had some Sweet Peas blooming. I thought it was great timing since I was making a card featuring the digital set Sweet Pea Show.

I used Photoshop to maneuver the images around and layer them. I then placed the sentiment in a spot that made me happy and changed the color of the sentiment from black to green. The images were colored with copics and then I went old school and did some sponging around the edges.

For more Friday Fun head on over to see what Leslie and Broni created!


Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Sending Warm Wishes

2 posts in 2 days? Whoa, I must be sick! Naw, I'm just on my month long vacation, woohooo! I actually have time to play in my craft room again, I love it.

I was scrolling through my blog feed when the current challenge for The Paper Players popped up. It's a color challenge and I immediately thought Christmas! when I saw the colors. I started going through my sets and when I saw Flowering Santa by Power Poppy I knew that was the perfect set to use for these colors. This set is retiring and is only $9.00 right now! (you can also get it in digital form)

I used the Basic Gray on the hair, beard and card base, the Tranquil Tide on the leaves, dots and DSP and the Real Red on the flowers, sentiment and the stitched frame. It's hard to see but I covered the flowers and leaves in clear Wink of Stella.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

You're My Anchor

I'm late, I'm late! Better late than never though, right? :)

We have a new challenge over at the Sunday Stamps blog and it's a fun color challenge! The colors are perfect for a summer or patriotic vibe. Since it's been forever since I inked up any of my Pure Innocence stamps I decided to pull put my Sailor Girl, who is just perfect for these colors.

I colored her dress bluer and used red as the accent. Being a Navy family my daughter had an adorable outfit like this when she was a baby, and I also dressed my boys in fun sailor outfits. I always think back to those days when I color this image. Kids grow up way too fast!

The layout came from last weeks Freshly Made Sketches, I really loved it but never got time to play along.

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!

Friday, June 12, 2020

Sending Peace and Love

Welcome to Friday! I hope things are going well for everyone. I only have today and Monday left to work and then I am on break for a month and boy do I need it! I have a lot of house and yard projects to get done, not to mention all the stamping I need to catch up on!

Today's it's all about Friday Fun over at Power Poppy! I inked up a clear set I got not too long ago, Tree of Life (sadly, it's currently sold out). I've been wanting to ink this image up for so long and right now was the perfect time as I have a dear friend going through a very difficult time. Her strength the last week or so has been so inspiring and since we'll be on our break and won't see each other at work I plan on sending this to her as a little pick me up. I hope she likes it!

Would you like some more Friday Fun? Go check out what these 2 amazing ladies created!

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Creative Confetti: Make a Wish!

I am hosting the Creative Confetti Challenge over at the Power Poppy blog today and it's all about making a in, what do you wish you had growing in your garden that you currently don't? Maybe it's a tropical flower that won't survive in a colder climate, perhaps it's a flower that's considered invasive in your area or maybe it's just something you haven't gotten around to planting yet! Whatever it is, create a project highlighting that flower!

When I first discovered Power Poppy I fell in love with the digital stamp set Bubbles and Fizz. It features an image of Golden Wattle, which I had never heard of before. It's a tree that is native to Australia (and is also their national floral emblem) and it produces the prettiest yellow flowers. I think the flowers look like little pom poms, they are so fun to look at and are just such a happy flower! I would love to line my property with these trees just so I could see those happy yellow flowers all summer!

To start my card I printed out the image from Bubbles and Fizz, resized it to what I wanted for the front of my card and then used my Copics to color it.

After getting the image colored in I decided it looked a little plain to me so I used my B01 and B000 to color in around the image. After doing that I took a white gel pen and added some white dots along the outlines of the leaves just for a little more visual appeal.

When I showed my husband the card he asked me what the flowers were and I told him, and he asked if we could get some for our yard. I wish dear, I wish!

Let's see the flowers you wish you had in your gardens! If you have Power Poppy stamps, please use them! If not, remember each entry will be one more chance at winning a $25 gift code to the Power Poppy Shop! (That means you might be able to WIN some!) Head on over to the Power Poppy blog to join in on the fun!

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Here For You

I never like making sympathy cards but this one was especially difficult. This card was made for a dear friend of mine who just lost her son to suicide this past Friday. I've known her and her family for a long time and it just breaks my heart to see her going through this. I wanted to let her know that I'm here for her no matter what she needs.

I knew I wanted to use the Daffodils stamp set from Power Poppy but after that I was a bit lost. Thankfully The Paper Players have a Tic-Tac-Toe challenge this week and after looking at the board I knew what I wanted to, purple and sympathy.

I've got blueish-purple for the purple hyacinths in the bouquet, and then the crackle background, stitched rectangle and card base are all purple also, along with the sentiment stamped on the rectangle.

Thanks for stopping by, and hug those that are important to you. Life changes so quickly....

Monday, June 1, 2020

Power Poppy Fav

The current Power Poppy Creative Confetti Challenge is to go back and choose one of your favorite Power Poppy creations. That was hard for me because I love so many of my Power Poppy cards but I finally chose this Christmas one. I love this Poinsettia image and how the images are going off the edges. It just makes me happy looking at it! This card is from Nov.2017.