Monday, August 15, 2022

You Can and You Will

Happy Monday! Can you believe we're halfway through August? I don't know where this year has starts back up tomorrow and fall is quickly approaching here in southcentral Alaska!

One good thing about being halfway through the month? It's time for a new Blossom Challenge over at the Power Poppy blog! This month the theme is Sentimental and we're focusing on framing sentiments. Power Poppy has some great sentiments and we want to see them take center stage.

For my card I chose a sentiment from the retired clear stamp set M-Powering Words. The world is a challenging place, especially post-covid, and sometimes an encouraging word is all someone needs.

I stamped the sentiment on white card stock in yellow and then created a frame with gray card stock. For a little more "ooomph" I decided to make a shaker card so I went through my stash of sequins and went with a yellow/clear mix to go with my gray and yellow color scheme. Super quick and easy!

Check out what other members of the Bloom Brigade came up with and then play along for your chance to win a $20 GC to the Power Poppy shop!

Sunday, August 7, 2022

Love and Warmth

It's time for a new Sunday Stamps challenge and this week we have a great color challenge. I especially love the graphic, it features my very favorite mushroom, the Fly Agaric. I have a ton of them in my yard right now!

Fly Agarics in various stages in my yard

For my card I used a new set from SU called Ringed With Nature. I'm a sucker for anything woodsy and this set can be used year round. I used Crumb Cake, Poppy Parade and Crushed Curry DSP for my papers and for the wood I used Early Espresso and Crumb Cake. The little mushrooms were made with Poppy Parade and Crumb Cake and I added the dots with a white gel pen.

My layout is from the current sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches. It was just what I needed for what I had in mind for this set.

Make sure you 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! There is also still time to play along with Freshly Made Sketches and their challenge!