Sunday, August 19, 2018

Awesomeness level

Good morning. I thought it was time to step into the stamp room and create this morning. It was going to be rather hard since Ranger was always my stamping buddy laying under the desk while I created. However I did fairly well and I did think about him. This week I did a lot of deep cleaning and kept myself busy with happy thoughts and knowing how much I loved him. 
The healing has begun as they say and we are all doing okay. Thank you for the sweet words of encouragement and for those that sent cards, THANK YOU! Very very sweet. 

Now for what I created this morning... 

Pulled out a sunflower from HeartFelt Creations that I think is retired called Sunflower Bouquet. After I colored the sunflower I delicately cut around the image so that I could pop it up on dimensionals. The good grain designer paper was the perfect background I wanted with some yellow and gray papers. Added piercing around the border and my little side panel. The sentiment is from a Power Poppy set and then finished it off with a few enamel dots in gray and some sparkle. Voila! 
Hoping you have a wonderful day today. :-)

Sunday, August 12, 2018

8 Fabulous years

Morning. Yesterday our beloved Ranger suddenly passed away. :-(  Words can't even express how sad we are, butI think mostly shocked since we weren't expecting it. That is the part I can't even express is the shock. Life sucks sometimes! 
Ranger is the BEST dog you could ever have. He was my fur baby from the get go on my birthday 8 years ago. He was like a third child in our home and always with the family. Not a person would meet him and not fall in love with him. Always so gentle and friendly, unless you are the UPS man then he barks to tell you just leave it at the door. ha ha!  A beautiful dog, great companion, and such a part of my heart. I am gonna miss you puppers. R.I.P.
We were all looking through pictures and videos on our phones and camera so I thought I would share a few while I try to remember he was so loved and loved us so much. 

Friday, August 10, 2018

Welly welly well

Good morning. This is my last one for the Dare To Get Dirty challenge over on SCS. It has been a fun week but I played a lot and well now life has gotten in the way. ha ha    This is stamp is called Feeling Fall

Colored with a variety of Copic markers. I also stamped a few of the single leaves seperate and cut them out and added them to my sentiment panel. Added a few enamel dots and voila! 

Check out the Bloom Brigades creations today:
Allison Cope
  Christine Okken
  Cindy Lawrence
  Julie Koerber
Kathy Jones
  Katie Sims
  Tosha Leyendekker

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Time to put away Fortnight

If any of you have teens playing this "epic" game for the last year or even the last 6 months you will totally understand and laugh my your butt off! At least that is what we did and most of our friends that are parents of the boys!  FORTNITE FOREVER.... LOL !!!  Have a great day! 

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Big Bloom today

Good morning. How about another one for the Dare To Get Dirty this week over on SCS?  This is for Toni's challenge today as I couldn't help myself on her challenge. :-)

My flower is from Abundant Petals that is colored with Copic markers and then die cut with the matching dies. The base is a Spellbinders die cut with the center piece popped up on dimensionals as well as the flowers. A few sequins and sparkles all over the outer layers and the bloom. Voila!
Hope you can play along in the DTGD this week.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Deep soothing breath

Welcome to the 2018 Dare To Get Dirty Challenges. What fun these are. Not sure what we are talking about? Check out the FAN CLUB page and join the club. Special challenges and fun awaits you! :-) This year I am able to host a challenge again and I am super excited as this is always a fun week at SCS. Check out my challenge HERE for details and linking your creation.

Some of you might need to be a little more generic with their creation for the challenge such as I have done here. And that is PERFECT all the same. I want everyone to play along. This is Take a Deep Breath that is just awesome. We actually saw some of these flowers and leaves up in Canada recently when we were on vacation, very cool! I have this printed on kraft cardstock and colored with various Prisma colored pencils. Some scrap designer paper for the base that is embossed with a dots folder. Some piercing along the bottom edges and a button and twine combo for the corner. Sparkles added to the water and voila! Hope you can play along with us today!

Monday, August 6, 2018

Birthday Lily

Happy Monday! How about a little more of the Dare To Get Dirty challenges? This one is for Kittie's challenge. This gorgeous blossom is Tiger Lily XL that I have colored with Copic markers. After I colored this I wanted to pop up the petals so I hand cut around each one and between. Then I rolled the edges and used dimensionals to pop it off the base. 

A strip of designer paper over the base layer and some sequins to finish it off. Voila! Hope you have time to play around in the stamp room today. 

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Big Day

Welcome to the 2018 Dare To Get Dirty Challenges. What fun these are. Not sure what we are talking about? Check out the FAN CLUB page and join the club. Special challenges and fun awaits you! :-) This year I am able to host a challenge again and I am super excited as this is always a fun week at SCS. Check out my challenge HERE for details and linking your creation.

My card is using Big Sexy Leaves that is stamped using chocolate ink on kraft cardstock. Then die cut the end with a Spellbinders die matching the die cut of the black cardstock base. A few circle die cuts and my sentiment from Party Time to the center. A few die cut leaves and a button with twine center to finish it off. Voila! Hope you can play along with us this year!
Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, August 3, 2018

Juggling act

Footloose and Fancy tree is what these guys are called. They are a juggling act which is about what I feel right now. Haven't had much time since we got back from our vacation to do much of anything in the stamp room until today. Finally got my card for the August Dirty Dozen Christmas challenge complete. Very simple since I am really trying to get into the swing of things. 

Speaking of Dirty Dozen the Dare To Get Dirty Challenges start this weekend. Are you up for it? Check out the SCS Fan page here and keep an eye out. I am hosting a challenge and hope you play along. Now for my Christmas card. These guys are simply colored with Copic markers. I did a basic piercing around the designer paper edge and added some sequins and sparkles. Easy peasy! Thanks for stopping by. 

Friday, July 27, 2018

Kindness notecard

Happy Friday! I don't know about you but we have triple digit heat here and it stinks. Ugh... However the good news with that means I get to stay inside and stamp. :-) Just a quick notecard today with our free download Kindness is the Way digi. We had a full 5 days of fun new digital images from Marcy in case you missed it. All the links and info are on the Power Poppy blog if you want to check it out.

Super easy peasy today. These blooms are colored with Copic markers and then layered onto more white card stock. I added some textured with swiss dots to the base layer. You can't see it in the picture but I did add some suduko gel pen highlights to the petals for a shimmer look. I like how this turned out simple and sweet. 

Check out the Bloom Brigades creations: 

  Christine Okken
  Cindy Lawrence
  Julie Koerber
 Tosha Leyendekker

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Miraculous Mushrooms

Good morning! Have you been enjoying all the new Instant Garden Digital releases from Power Poppy? How about that AWESOME free one called Kindness is the Way? Oh yea! If you missed any of the new digis be sure to check out the PP Blog HERE for details, links and all the news. 

Today Marcy is releasing Miraculous Mushrooms that is based off the stamp set Wild Mushrooms. 

Wild Mushrooms set is a MUST HAVE and above is a few creations using that stamp set for you to see. I hope you check out the new Miraculous Mushroom digi and have fun coloring today. 
We just got back from our trip to Canada which was a wonderful time. After I get things cleaned up and food in the house I will be back coloring up some of the new digi's. Have a wonderful day! 

Monday, July 23, 2018

Gifts From The Sea

Did you see the new digital releases from Power Poppy? We have been sharing creations the last few days. Check it out if you missed and see what all the fun is about. Today is the new Gifts From the Sea image and OH MY! I pictured this in soft blue-greens and yellows first thing. 

This is colored with several Copic markers and scored around the edges as I tend to do. A scallop like edge between the designer papers. Obviously I had a mind set of some decorative edge with all these cards?!? Silly me. Some sparkle added to the shells and a few enamel dots in the corner. Voila! 

Check out the Power Poppy Blog for a list of all the creative designs today! Happy Stamping. 

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Take a Deep Breath

Good morning! Power Poppy is at it again today with the new Take a Deep Breath digital image. If you missed the last few days check out the Power Poppy Blog for details and links to all the new digital images and creations from the designers. You don't want to miss a thing! 

Take a Deep Breath is so much fun to color I have to admit. That big green leaf just says hello and relax. For this digi I goggled to see what colors these flowers can come in as I picture a pink color mostly but the lavendar colors came to the screen and I knew that was it for me. Oh I do like how this turned out. I added some sparkles to the water and just a few sequins for accents. Voila. 

Don't forget to check out the Power Poppy Blog for all the creative creations being shown today! 

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Love One Another

Welcome to another day of Power Poppy's Digital release. If you missed yesterday check out the PP Blog for details and all the news. Today we have the new Love One Another. OH MY!!!! 

Pretty straight forward today as you can see. My flowers are colored with Copic markers and then simple added notebook die cut edge. My flowers do have sparkle added to them and a few enamel hexagons I found in a drawer. Amazing what you can find by accident. Means I don't need anymore stuff. ha ha  I like all the colors this has, just makes me smile. 

Be sure to check out the Power Poppy Blog for all the creative designs being shown today! Check back tomorrow for another new digital! Woot Woot! 

Friday, July 20, 2018

Kindness Free Digi at Power Poppy

Good morning and welcome to another Digital Blitz from the every so talented Marcy! Today we have a few FREE digital images for you to download and play with called Kindness is the way. Not only free, but Kit and Clowder has a free online coloring using these images. GASP!!! I know right.... Please check out the Power Poppy Blog for all the details, links and more info on the next few days of digital images. Woot Woot!!! 

I ADORE this new Kindness is the way.  I printed on the kraft cardstock so I was able to color with my Prisma colored pencils out on the desk. This was printed to fit the front of a standard card yet I wanted to only use portions for this card. A polka dot designer paper to go behind just a tad of the flowers. Wrapped twine around the base and a button to bring out the soft blue on the petals. Stamped between the flowers a few sentiments from Party Time and then added sparkles to the purple flower. Also added pencil to the sentiment panel. Voila! 

Please check out the Power Poppy Blog for a listing of all the creative creations being shown today. Along with details of the coming days. So exciting! Have a wonderful day. 

Friday, July 13, 2018

Fly Agaric

What is that you say? Fly Agaric? Well it is a Wild Mushroom of course. ha ha  Would of never known this name, but leave it to the talented Marcy to draw up some beautiful stamps of Wild Mushrooms for me to play with. Aaaaahhhh... This is a FABULOUS stamp set. If you have not see it yet check out the PP Gallery HERE or HERE for more inspiration with these mushrooms. Oh don't forget she has matching Dies to go with the set if you must and YOU MUST!  :-)  

My mushrooms are colored with various Copic markers. Then die with a standard circle that is popped up on dimensionals to the pennant die cut. Some polka dot designer paper added to the base and the some ribbon tied around the top. A few jewels and a button center to finish it off. Voila! 

Be sure to check out the Bloom brigades creations:
  Allison Cope
  Christine Okken
  Cindy Lawrence
Katie Sims

Check in on the Power Poppy Blog July 20th for a Digi Reveal you will not want to miss.  :-) 

Monday, July 9, 2018

Very mice day

Morning. I really just wanted to sit and color this weekend and honestly not much of that happened. Yet I do feel like I had a little time in the stamp room which was great. I tried to find this one on the Stampendous site that now carry's the House Mouse stamps but I do not see it. So maybe retired from House Mouse entirely? Glad I have this one its one of my favorites still. When I was on the site I saw several that are new and I need to get. :-)  Does it ever end?? hee hee  

This is pretty straight forward with just a little bit of gingham for the bottom half of the card. I pierced an edging around the base panel and my image popped up on dimensionals. Yes my sentiment is a little crooked because I didn't think to stamp the sentiment before I added everything to the base. Sheessshhh.. Oh well hopefully you notice the fat chubby mice and ignore the crooked sentiment. hee hee  Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful day.

Friday, July 6, 2018

Embossed Petals for Mr and Mrs

Good morning. My card today was a last minute card for a wedding. I thought I had one in my stash and well I did not.  Sheeesh... Nothing like waiting until the last minute. It didn't quite turn out like I pictured but I didn't have time make another one. 

These blooms are from Abundant Petals that I embossed with silver powder. Once they were colored with various Copic markers I die cut them with the matching Abundant Petals Dies. My base is white on white with a lattice die cut adhered to the base. Then popped up my die cut blooms and then a few pearls and voila!

Christine Okken 
Julie Koerber
   Tosha Leyendekker

Why you are over on the Power Poppy Blog check out the Power and Spark challenge this month, hosted by Julie. You have a chance at winning $50 in Power Poppy Bucks!

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Courageous, resilient and amazing

Good morning. I was trying for a warm more masculine feel with this card using Big Sexy Leaves. Not quite sure it came out like I pictured in my head but I do like how it turned out. I stamped the background using a green ink and then popped out the one larger leaf that I colored with Copic markers. 

This sentiment is from M Powering Words and a simple piercing around the edge to match the base that is pierced around. A few sequins and voila! Have a great day!