Friday, October 30, 2015

Spicy Friday

Happy Spicy Friday! Yep, I used Spice It Up for my creation today.  ;-)  Now this turned out different in my head then when it came together on paper?!?!  If anyone figures out why this happens please let me know. ha ha!  Anyways, stamped the spicy orange onto white card stock and die cut a few oval layers. Colored using various Copic markers. 

The orange and teal were so pretty together that I went with that for my colors. Added a spellbinders curvy die cut to the top and textured swiss dots to the background. Added jewels and sparkle for the final touch. Voila! 

Be sure to check out the Bloom Brigade today: 

Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Julie Koerber
Katie Sims
Tosha Leyendekker

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Tidings of Comfort and Joy

Welcome to the CardMaker and Heartfelt Creations blog hop! If you just arrived here from  CardMaker Blog you are in the correct place. Just joining our blog hop? Then head back over to the CardMaker Blog and start hopping! 

This gorgeous Sparkling Poinsetia Candle makes for some fabulous Christmas cards. I stamped the image onto white card stock and stamped two more layers of just the poinsettia onto scrap paper. Colored all the stamped image and the extra flower. Cut around the edges and set those aside to pop up later onto the card front. The beautiful die you see peeking out of the edges is called Decorative Blossoms Corner die. matted that down onto some designer paper and layered the image panel. Popped up the pionsettia with a few silver pearls and scattered a few more around the card. Stamped he sentiment tag and voila! I do like how this turned out, don't you?

Now hop on over to Jennie Harper's Blog for your next hop. Happy Hopping today! 

Sunday, October 25, 2015

FS455 Christmas Cheer

This weeks Featured Stamper 455 is Jamie aka jamieruthp. Very sweet gallery of creations. I choose this Seasons greetings cards to case. I kept the layout design, simplicity and similar image. Changed the size, stamp, greeting and added mesh ribbon, bow, sequins and sparkle. Enjoy your week Jamie! 

My Merry Littles are stamped in the corners and green pearls added to the centers. Colored with Copic markers and matted on some chocolate card stock. My designer paper layer has some mesh ribbon with a chocolate ribbon across tied into a bow. Some added sparkle and sequins for the finishing touches. Voila! have a wonderful day. 

Friday, October 23, 2015

Oh Christmas tree... oh Christmas tree

Friday it is and Woot Woot!!! I am ready for the weekend, how about you? Hoping to get some stamping time in this weekend... but we will see how it goes. Did you see the Power Poppy release last week? Oh my!  The awesome Botanical Tree was calling my name. I stamped this onto white card stock and colored with various Copic markers. 

The green leaves and stems all have green stickles added to them for some green shimmer. You can kinda see that in the photo. A red piece of paper die cut with a Spellbinders die for a bottom trim accent. Voila! Easy Peasy. 

Check out the Bloom Brigade today:
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Julie Koerber

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Berry Christmas

Good morning. I bet you think I spelled that title incorrectly. Well hop on over to the Cardmaker Blog to check out my Celebrate and decorate creation today. Have a wonderful day!

Monday, October 19, 2015

So grateful

Good morning. How was your weekend? Hopefully it was nice and relaxing. I had some family in town that we don't see often so it was nice to hang out with them for a bit. Over all rather relaxing for us which was super nice. 

Last week I received my new Serendipity stamps that I ordered and this is one of them called Horn of plenty. A beautiful fall center piece image I think. Figured I really should have a few more fall like stamps in my collection, plus I ordered a new snowman. hee hee  Serendipity has a monthly challenge and October is something new. Well that is perfect since these are all new, so I played along. I stamped the image onto white card stock and colored with Copic markers and a simple mat onto chocolate card stock. My designer paper is layered using kraft and a heart Die-light trim. A simple layer of piercing around the edge and my sentiment tag and voila! Hope you have a wonderful day!

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Release Day at Power Poppy

Happy Release day at Power Poppy! Oh my goodness... talk about exciting. Hope you have had as much fun as we have the last week showing you all the new goodies released today. That's right, the store has all the new stamps ready to purchase, woot woot! So get your check book out!  ;-)

My creation today using Cozy Cupfuls is stamped on white card stock and colored with Copic markers. Yes I had to get a blue card in this release, it just wouldn't be the same if I didn't. hee hee  Layered a die cut oval shapes under the image panel in grey card stock to match the base die cut. Wrapped silver cord around the left edge, added some sequins accents. A snowflake to the sentiment tag and some stickles on the gifts. Voila! 

Be sure to check out the creations from the Bloom Brigade

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Holiday Edition Cozy Cupfuls

Happy Saturday! Have you been enjoying all the sneak peeks the last week? Some Christmas must have stamps sets, right!?! :-)  Today is our last day of sneaks with Cozy Cupfuls. Marcy has some fabulous inspiration behind this set over on the Power Poppy Blog, be sure to check it out. 

My darling little cup of Christmas is stamped on white card stock and colored with Copic markers. I layered the panels onto some die cut shapes from Spellbinders dies. Wrapped some lace trim around the base and some ribbon tied into a bow with a button and twine. Some sparkle added to the bulbs and sequins for the finishing touch. Voila! 

Be sure to check creations from the Bloom Brigade:
Christine Okken
Leslie Miller

Katie Sims
Cindy Lawrence
Dina Kowall

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Holiday Edition Day Three: Wreaths Plain and Fancy

Good morning! Welcome to day three of our Holiday Edition at Power Poppy. We are introducing the gorgeous Wreaths Plain and Fancy. Oh be still my heart... wreaths!! A new favorite of mine already I am telling you now. Okay details behind this fabulous set are on the Power Poppy Blog

There were so many ideas running around in my head for this set I will admit. This wreath is stamped on white card stock and colored with Copic markers. The image panel is layered onto match shapes using Spellbinders dies. Wrapped a bit of lace trim and ribbon around the center. Some faux stitching around the base layers and silver enamel dots for the corners and center of the word Joy. Some sparkles on the wreath for the final touch. Voila! 

Be sure to check creations from the Bloom Brigade:
Allison Cope
Christine Okken
Tosha Leyendekker

Katie Sims

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Holiday Edition 2015, Day One: Botanical tree

Happy Sneak Peek from Power Poppy! We are thrilled to share with you the start of our Holiday Edition for 2015. We have some wonderful designs to share with you the next few days. Marcy once again has out done herself. Be sure to stop by the Power Poppy Blog today for her inspiration behind the new set Botanical Tree! You don't want to miss anything. 

My creation using Botanical Tree today is with the sentiment Joy from the stamp set. A simple beautiful oval die cut frame and then a layer of fancy die underneath. My poinsettia is popped up on the panel with a few scattered jewels. Layered some mesh and ribbon around the base and some flourishes jewels for more bling. Voila!

Be sure to check out the creations from the Bloom Brigade:
Cindy Lawrence
Julie Koerber
Kathy Jones
Leslie Miller
Tosha Leyendekker

Sunday, October 11, 2015

FS453 Pink fall

This weeks Featured Stamper 453 is Must Love Cats. I think mine would say Must Love Dogs or Ranger at least. hee hee  Anyways... fun gallery with talented stitching work I must say. I have no skills when it comes to that, so I stuck with coloring. I choose this Pink Flowers card to case. Kept with a flower like image, the white space (swoon..) the color pink and changed the rest.

I stamped Sunny Harvest onto white card stock and colored with Coopic markers. Yes, I die cut using Stitched Mats Rectangles again. They are my favorite right now.  ;-)  I then matted the panel to a pink panel and attached to the base. A few scattered pearls and some sparkle on the blooms. Voila! Hope you have enjoy today! 

Friday, October 9, 2015

Coloring up some yumo berries

Happy Friday! Hopefully you had a wonderful week and are ready to have an even better weekend. Power Poppy is teaming up with The Daily Marker and the 30 Day Color Challenge today. Woot woot!!!  Simply add some color to your day and be sure to link your creations up HERE.  You can find more details on the Power Poppy Blog! Hope you can play along.

My do I adore coloring these berries and they make me hungry every time. ha!  These are the Berry It digi that is printed on white card stock and colored with various Copic markers. The panel is then die cut with Stitched Mats Rectangles layered on some gingham die cut in the same dies. A little bit of swiss dots texture to the white card base and my sentiment popped up on a dimensional. Voila! Hope you have time to color today. 

Monday, October 5, 2015

Lil' Inkers Design and CardMaker Blog Hop

Good morning! Welcome to the Lil' Inker Designs and CardMaker Blog Hop! We are super excited to have you hopping along with us. 

 If you just arrived from Laura's blog you are in the correct place. 

Just starting with us, head back over to the CardMaker Blog to start hopping from the start! We are all thinking fall and the beautiful colors of fall this hop. My sentiment is from the Just Sayin' Stamp set. A textured panel behind the sentiment for fun. How about these awesome flowers? They are using the fun Perky Posies die set. The die set has a few different shaped flowers and sizes. I adore the stitched middles as they go with the Stitched Retangles die. Added a few pearls to the center of the flowers and the edges and voila! 

Be sure to hop on to the next stop at the
  Lil' Inker Designs Blog!

Lil' Inkers is offering up a $35 gift certificate to one lucky winner for hopping along with us. Check out the Lil' Inkers blog  for details. Happy Hopping! 

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Our Manning and Rodgers

hee hee !! Good morning! Just for the record I did not choose their numbers, they did. #3 was taken other wise 18 would of been 3 for Wilson, but I kinda like #18.  :-)  They are playing like Manning and Rodgers if you ask us!!!!  We only have a few games left and thought I need to share at least one picture. Time gets away from me and I forget. They were already dressing down in this picture after the game, but I like their smiles. We made history in middle school football with this game and they earned it. What a game! Both sides of the ball were outstanding! 

We play 8 man football and only have 10 players this year. Gasp!  That means, yes they play both defense and offense and are on the field the entire game. This is not a bad thing as we get lots of playing time and experience on both sides of the ball. The teams we play, well they usually have a few more players and can sub in fresh players which makes for some interesting games. This team you see in the back we played last year and they totally creamed us and we thought it would be the same this year. They have about 25 players to our 10. However this year it was a TIE 19/19 game and what a game. Curtis scored 2 TD and Nathan scored 1 TD. They score extra points different in MS football and we only made 1 of the extra points hence the 19 score. The twins and only one other of the boys are returning players from last year so they are really excited that they tied this game.
The sportsmanship from these men is wonderful and I could not be more proud of them. The entire team to be honest is amazing. We really enjoy watching them play and just have fun! I am already talking to the HS coach and trying to find my place on the sidelines for next year. No way I am gonna be regulated to the stands... I get too excited running down the field side lines with them. hee hee  Some of my videos are interesting as the camera is shaking as I run and you hear me screaming run run you got this. LOL  Yes, I am that mom. Someone's gotta do it.  ;-)

On another note we have been so busy reviving and making changes to the Booster Club as we are now president and secretary. Did I mentioned that here? Needless to say God gave us this passion and vision for where he wants the club to go for future and we are trying to put that into motion. Talk about blind faith!! God has been sending us confirmation after confirmation that this is what he wants us to do and yet at times are like " are you sure we can do that" ? Isn't it funny as man we still doubt at times if it can be done. It seems too big or out of reach. I am telling myself daily that it is the blind faith that will keep that doubt away. We changed over to this school 3 years ago and the first year was a rough transition. I look back now and think what an amazing time he helped us grow as we are now in another growing stage, yet different growth. This is more growth for John and myself and stretching us in areas we have been "comfortable" in I would say. For John to step up and be president you know it had to be God. ha ha We are very involved in a lot of the boys activities but president is one thing we never would of planned to do. All the ideas and vision we have brought to the school board and the athletic director have been the spark they have been needing. God is so good! As our pastor said last week, God knows the answers, before we even see the problem.

Being that it is World Card Making Day, not sure I am going to get any creating in today but I sure hope to try.  Thanks for listening and sharing in my little piece of life today. Have a wonderful weekend! 

Friday, October 2, 2015

Fall Friday

It seems like fall around here with our weather change. The distinct seasons is one of the reasons I love living here. Aaaahhh... I hope your Friday is gonna be awesome. Power Poppy has some awesome stuff coming down the pike from our newest Power and Spark Challenge, World Card Making Day, Hope You Can Cling To and our New Release and...and...and... The month of October is going to be so AWESOME! We have some fun coming your way for sure! So let's get to my creation today. 

Went a little black and white using Olive and Oak for this creation. I liked just the hint of color on the image where the rest is shaded in grey, black and whites using Copic markers. Then a bit of color in just a few parts. The designer paper was my inspiration for the color theme. Shaped the layers using Spellbinders Grand labels and wrapped a bit of green olive like ribbon and lacey mesh around the one layer. 

Here is a close up of the sparkle that I added to the leaves. My photo's never show it unless I hold it like this. The goldish like sparkle really looks cool in real life on this card.  :-)  Be sure to check out the PP Blog for World Card Making Day Challenge Oct 3rd, Hope You Can Cling To Challenge and more!!!

Sure to check out the creations from the Bloom Brigade: 
Allison Cope
Julie Koerber
Kathy Jones
Leslie Miller
Tosha Leyendekker

Thursday, October 1, 2015

October Christmas challenge

It is October 1st and that means the Dirty Dozen Christmas challenge is posted. This months challenge is Ring a ling.... Hear them sing.... Create a card with an image of carolers, music notes, drums, bells, anything that makes sound. Have fun with it. Be sure to link up your creations over in the DD Forum HERE

I had two thoughts with this challenge and the first one I went with which is these beautiful bells from Jingle Bells. They are stamped on white card stock and colored with various Copic markers. Layered onto the ODBD Vintage Label Die and cut around with some of the rich velvet red card stock. The designer paper is from the ODBD Winter 2014 Collection die cut in the ODBD Recipe and Tags die. Added my sentiment using Mini Tags Die, finished it off with some ribbon, sequins and sparkle, Voila! Hope you can play along this month.