Wednesday, July 29, 2020

I Love You Ice Skater

I'm squeaking in with a card for The Paper Players Challenge.

For my card I grabbed an image I recently colored for the 30 Day Marker Challenge. I love the Pure Innocence line from MFT and this girl ice skating is one of the fabulous PI stamps. The colors I used for her outfit came from some retired SU DSP I have in my stash, it's some of my favorite Christmas paper and I don't have much left. It's too pretty to keep hoarding though!

I didn't like my white image panel up against the red PP so I did add a layer of teal behind it, then heat embossed the sentiment in white on teal paper and popped the sentiment panel up with dimensionals. I also use some Wink of Stella around the girls skates to make the ice sparkle.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Happy Halloween

It's time for a new challenge over at the Sunday Stamps blog and this week we have a fun sketch from Heidi! I recently colored this fun Halloween witch from Mo's Digital Pencil and it's been sitting on my desk just waiting to be made into a card and Heidi's sketch was the perfect layout.

Purple and green with a splash of orange are my favorite colors to use for Halloween, I'm not sure why but that's what I always gravitate too. It's funny because I can't stand the color purple except for Halloween images and some flower ones. Go figure!

Make sure and head on over to the Sunday Stamps blog to see what the rest of the DT created. We have a brand new DT member, Stef Perry, so come on by to give her a big welcome and then play along with us, we'd love to see how YOU interpret the sketch!

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Stand Here

Hello! Just a quick card today, made just because, no challenges or anything....

I have a bunch of images on my desk that I've colored and they just got thrown into a pile. Now I'm trying to go through them and create cards with them. The first image I grabbed last night was this mistletoe image from Power Poppy, it's a fun digital image called Stand Here (Under the Mistletoe) that's easy to play with (and it's on SALE right now!). Since I had already colored it I printed out the sentiment to go across the bottom and then using gel pens I added some metallic accents to the berries and bow. Super easy and came together quickly....well, it would have been put together a lot faster if we hadn't had a big rain squall move through the area. High winds, hail, heavy rain, lightening and thunder, which is not common for my area at all. All my local friends were on FB blowing it up with pictures and comments LOL I couldn't stop looking out my windows and front door, just marveling at the crazy weather.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, July 20, 2020

Merry Christmas

I'm squeezing in with a card for Creative Confetti before the new challenge posts tomorrow. I had all of the elements for this card sitting on my desk for a few days but I didn't have any time until this evening to get it all put together.

I used an image I colored for The Daily Marker 30 Day Challenge and used a die to cut it into the oval shape. I don't have any oval die big enough to create the scalloped one in the sketch so I improvised and made that shape a rectangle instead. I hope the polka dots on the background paper can substitute for the bling in the top left and bottom right corners.

This image is from the clear set Rustic Rejoicing and I just love the pine cones with bells and ribbon, it's so pretty!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, July 17, 2020

Cozy Winter Wishes

Happy Friday! After a month long break I started back to work this past Weds. I am tired! Getting up at 0500 again is not working out well for me LOL Thankfully I'll be switching back to nights in a few weeks.

Today for Power Poppy Friday Fun I have another Christmas card to continue the Christmas in July theme. This image is from the Snuggle Down set (currently sold out, sorry folks!). I just love the classic Christmas feel to it. I used traditional Christmas colors to keep with the classic feel.

Have a fabulous weekend and thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, July 12, 2020

Peace, Love, Hope, Friendship

For today's card I started by coloring the image Saturday night for The Daily Marker 30 Day coloring challenge on Instagram, knowing I would be using it to make a card for the Jingle Belles challenge. The Jingle Belles want to see stars and/or stripes on our Christmas cards and thanks to some retired SU DSP from my stash I was able to incorporate both! 

The image is from a clear set from Power Poppy called Cozy Cupfuls (on sale right now for only $9.00!). I just love this image and the old fashioned feel it has to it!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunny Days Ahead

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

When I started my project for these colors I actually started with a flower image and I was going to use the yellow, orange and green. Well, have you ever had an idea in your head and then when you try and put it to paper it fails miserably? That's what happened to me. I tried and tried but I just was not happy with what was going on with my idea so I ended up throwing it all away and starting fresh. I looked around my craft desk and spotted a new MFT Pure Innocence set that I hadn't inked up yet and I thought the image would be perfect with these bright colors.

I used the pink, orange, yellow and blue for my card. I was stuck on the layout so the current Freshly Made Sketches sketch was the perfect thing to use. I used some retired SU DSP to create a pool going up and down and some sunshine going back and forth. 

Head on over to the Sunday Stamps blog to see what the rest of the DT created and then play along with us! There is also still time to play along with the gals over at Freshly Made Sketches!

Friday, July 10, 2020

Slim Christmas Greetings

It's time for some Friday Fun with Power Poppy! Once again I'm also combining my Friday Fun card with the current Creative Confetti challenge for double the fun :)

I've been making Christmas cards all month so I knew I wanted to stay with the Christmas theme and Barbara's Creative Confetti challenge of creating a slimline card was the perfect reason to create my first ever slimline Christmas card!

I used a die from Whimsy Stamps to create my multi window slimline panel and since I wanted to showcase a bunch of smaller Christmas shapes I decided to use the Power Poppy clear set Merry Littles. After grabbing the set I pulled various stamps from the set to mix and match to see what combo's I liked. After I got that figured out I thought about how I wanted to perk up the plain white background and since I have a drawer full of Distress Oxides I've never used I decided to really change it up and use some of those to create my background!

I don't have any stamping mask paper so I just stamped my images on post it notes, cut them out and then covered up my stamped images. I then used a junk piece of paper to test out ink combos and decided on a green and red combo that I felt worked well together (Festive Berries and Peeled Paint). After getting my image panel colored the way I wanted I got out a paintbrush and flicked water all over the ink, dried it and then added white dots with a gel pen. I then attached my image panel to the slimline die panel and put that on an olive green card panel. The sentiment is from the clear set Botanical Tree  (currently on sale for $9.00! Once sold out it will be retired so get it while you can!) and was stamped in an olive green. I popped up 2 of the images just for some extra dimension, the poinsettia on the top portion and the mitten on the bottom half. To finish it all off I used Wink of Stella on all the images for some sparkle.

To continue the Power Poppy Friday Fun hop on over to Christine and Stacy's blogs to see their beautiful creations!

Friday, July 3, 2020

A Cup of Good Cheer

It's Friday and along with some Power Poppy Friday Fun I'm also playing along with this weeks Creative Confetti Challenge.

It's Christmas in July! Hallmark Channel is playing Christmas movies, I've been listening to Christmas music in my craft room and so it's time to make some Christmas cards!

This weeks Creative Confetti is to Rock Your Mojo and search for an inspiration source. That was easy, I went to the Power Poppy sketches Pinterest board. Layouts are the bane of my existence and so I love checking out the board for inspiration. I ended up going with this fun sketch with a few layers but is still simple.

For my card I used the set Snuggle Down. I LOVE plaid, if I could have everything plaid I would be in heaven but my husband would probably vomit LOL He doesn't share my feelings on plaid unfortunately. This set has stripes to help you create your own plaid and then the images are just features blankets, a lantern and sleigh bells and the image I used features plaid Thermoses. Yes please!!

 I colored my image in with traditional colors and my patterned paper stayed pretty traditional also.

Make sure you head on over to the Power Poppy blog to play along with Creative Confetti or just grab a Power Poppy image to have some Friday Fun!