Friday, October 12, 2018

Warm furry hugs

I will admit I am enjoying all my snowmen that I just got. This is yet another one that is so CUTE! That tiny pup just makes me giggle... He is called Man's Best Friend and he is an older one from Sassy Cheryl's but new to me. 



The designer paper was my color focus for this card using the pink hearts and the teal-ish like base. 
Added some sequins and sparkle accents and my sentiment punched out with a circle. Voila!
Easy Peasy! Hope you have a GREAT weekend! 


Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Birthday feathers

Morning! This is a birthday card for a friend who likes to hunt. Had to dig through my old CTMH stamp sets to find this one and ink it up. 



Lots of layers and lots of faux stitching around the edges on this card. I do like the feel of the layers with the stitching kinda like a layered blanket. Anyways wrapped a little bit of sheer ribbon and regular around the middle panel. Added some sequins and my sentiment tag with yet again another old CTMH stamp set. Voila! Birthday feathers... Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, October 8, 2018

You're my cup of cocoa

Ack! Isn't he adorable? Another "new to me" snowman  called A Frosty Cup Of Cocoa from Sassy Cheryl's. This weekend I played on WCMD and got several creations done. Not to mention some shopping for new snowmen. hee hee  You should see my "cart" at Whipper Snapper. ha ha  My new goodies arrived from The Stamp Ribbon Store from Sharon's newest release AND I ordered some new CTMH goodies. What am I thinking??? Sometimes I can't help myself. Anyways... onto my adorable new fat guy. :-)


 My stack of designer paper never seems to twindel and my goal (as usual) is to start using it more. With that being said I plan to use more of it and have that be my color choice for cards. Especially since I tend to get in a rut. Blindly choose this paper from the pile. Squeel!  I love blues, lucky me. ha ha!  Anyways, colored him with Copic markers and added sparkle to his gloves, hat and scarf. A few die cut snowflakes to the corners and a sentiment from a Sweet n Sassy stamp set and a brad or two. Voila! 


Saturday, October 6, 2018

WCMD Seasons are upon us

 

Today is World Card Making Day! I seem to play along every other year as it depends on what I have going on at home. Today is all about cards, woot woot! Over on the Power Poppy Blog Marcy has some FUN going on! Check it out and all the details about playing along in WCMD and prizes with Power Poppy. So be sure and post your creations for us to see! 


When we had to decide what type of card we enjoy making the most I was torn. I make a lot of encouraging cards or thank you cards so it was a toss up. I went with encouraging today since one I needed a card for a friend and two the new Season's Seatings digi just came out and I wanted to play with it.  hee hee
The scripture was put off to the side when I was getting them on the page together. Colored with various Copic markers and then scored around the border before adding the chocolate layer. Some designer paper from my growing pile of paper and added flourishes pearls to the edge. Voila! Happy WCMD, have fun!

We got a sale happening. For a limited time!!! 24 Hour Flash Sale (Sale ends Sunday, Oct 7, 2018 at 7am CST) 


Check out the Bloom Brigades creations: 
Allison Cope
  Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Julie Koerber
  Kathy Jones



Friday, October 5, 2018

Fall wellies at Power Poppy

Morning everyone. The weather sure turned chilly this week around my home town. Fall has officially declared no more summer weather here. Bring it on!  :-)  Over at the Power Poppy Blog today Marcy has a new digi for you to play with called Fall Wellies. Since I didn't have time to play with that one, I am going to share one of my favorite cards with the clear set Feeling Fall that the new digi is based from. 


I do like how you can do early fall or late with the leaves for colors. Just awesome right? 


The new Power and Spark is posted It's Your Birthday as well with our host Miss Tosha! This is your chance at winning some Power Poppy Bucks! So check it out! 
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See you back here tomorrow for World Card Making Day! Enjoy!


Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Wasabi thank you

Good morning. Fortunes of Fall stamp set sure keeps coming to my table lately. The images in the set are just perfect and I haven't even touched the corn image yet. Ack.... Anyways, this is a quick thank you card and I actually used this Wasabi tape I found at the local store. I like the give thanks it say and that it was blue. :-)


I used some designer paper down the left side and added the Wasabi tape at the edge. Also to the inside to match the front. Pierced around my image panel and added to the front. A few enamel dots and my sentiments to finish it off. Voila! Thanks for stopping by today.


Monday, October 1, 2018

October Christmas Challenge

Good morning! Today is the 1st and that means the new Dirty Dozen Christmas challenge is posted up over on the SCS forum found HERE. These next few months of challenges are helping us finish out the years Christmas cards. Hopefully you have been playing along all year, if not now is the time to join us.  


Yep had to use another snowman for my card. We are getting closer to December and I like to ink up most all my snowmen each year. I got two new ones this weekend too. yippee! This is a digital one  from Sassy Cheryls called Just Chillin. Colored with various Copic markers and layered with designer papers and solid colors. Die cut a heart edge for the panel across and a few die cut snowflakes. Added sequins and some sparkles to finish it off. Voila! 


Friday, September 28, 2018

Fall bountiful bouquet

Happy Friday! Oh my word... Can you believe that we only have 3 months left to 2018? The time where did it go this year?!?!?  Lots going on these last 3 months and then guess what, the new year will be here. ACK!!! Moving on....  How about a card? This is a fall creation using Bountiful Bouquet.


This is a sketch that I will be using again as I like how this turned out. Actually had embossed this background the wrong direction but I like it. That is what I get for talking and stamping at the same time. HA!  Anyways, stamped the sentiment at the bottom and added a few sequins accents and sparkle to the blooms. Voila! 




Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Go get'em Fortunes of Fall

Wow!  I think I went a bit much on the vibrant colors for this card. This is Fortunes of Fall stamp set from Power Poppy. My card was actually meant for a different direction but I didn't like the layout after the fact so I ended up this way. Fun designer paper was my color inspiration with the focus on the orange obviously.  :-)


Colored with Copic markers and a simple scored border around the edge. A few jewels for accents and a metal swirly clip that I have had for AGES. Boy I sure to hold onto things forever or I just plain order too much. Anyways... A simple vibrant note card, voila! Thanks for stopping by. 


Monday, September 24, 2018

Birthday dad

Good morning! Hopefully you had a great weekend. Besides the boys beating a team in Football that they have NEVER beaten before in the school history, I got to stamp a little bit. Win win for everyone.  :-)  Curtis and Nathan's stats from the game were AWESOME! Oh my word they are playing so good. The team is playing hard this year and it shows. Anyways, you didn't come to hear about how great they are did you? hee hee   


This fun guy is from Sassy Cheryl's called All About Dad. Isn't he a hoot? After he was printed I colored him with Copic markers and die cut with a retired tag shape. Used scraps of designer paper for the background and my color choices. Die cut some balloons and my birthday sentiment. Voila! Thanks for stopping by. 


Friday, September 21, 2018

Hoppy Birthday

Happy Friday! Lots going on over at Power Poppy. Check out the Power and Spark challenge this month for a chance to win. Also the Creative Confetti challenge each Tuesday might peak your interest. Not to mention our newest release Natural Wonders is a HIT!  Actually used the O Hoppy Day for my creation today. 



This is rather easy peasy which was perfect for the card I needed. Stamped the hops to the right and colored with Copic markers.  used a little bit of maroon on the wheat/barley to bring in the hounds tooth designer paper in the background. The sentiments looked so nice tucked beside the hops on the sheet that I kept with that on the card front, just spaced them out a little bit. Wrapped some twine around the bottom and voila! See easy peasy.

Check out the Bloom Brigades creations today: 

  Julie Koerber


Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Blue Bird happiness

Who likes snowmen? ME!!! My snowmen are just so darn cute! This is another card for the Dirty Dozen Christmas challenge for September. If you want to play along check it out HERE.


I bought this from Sassy Cheryl's and I think it was part of some she retired as I an unable to find it now on her site. He is colored with various Copic markers. I pierced around the edge of his panel and the base. Textured a piece of paper behind the image panel. A few pearls and some sparkles. Voila! cute cute!!! Thanks for stopping by today.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Thankful today and everyday

Good morning. If you missed the reveal of the new Power Poppy release digital and clear stamp sets, head on over to the PP blog and check it out! You will be feasting on some gorgeous new designs from Marcy. Today I am going to share another creation using the Fortunes of Fall stamp set just released. 


The color scheme for this was the paper and ribbon on my desk from another creation that failed. However I really liked the colors so I went with it on this design. This turned out rather fresh and pretty I think. Marcy had taken a grouping of various containers and flowers and posted on IG that I thought would make a great stamp, and look she did just that! Thanks Marce. 
The flowers and colored with various Copic markers and then a simple score border around the edge of the panel. Wrapped half the lavendar layer with designer paper and textured the top portion of the panel. Wrapped some ribbon around the seam and added sequins and sparkles. A different sort of tag combo for the sentiments that looked fun and tied it off with a twine and button combo. Voila! 
Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful day! 


Sunday, September 16, 2018

Keeping it coming at Power Poppy

Good morning. Yes I know that the release is over and you are all excited just as we are. However, I did not show this gorgeous new digi from the Instant Garden release yesterday so I am sharing it today. Woot woot  Let's welcome in Bountiful Bouquet which is available now with all the new clear stamp sets. 


One of the cool things about this is the variety of color choices if you google the flowers. I went with a fall color pick for my card today. 


Yes this is printed large and I LIKE it!  :-)  Rounded the corners of the base layers and of the image panel on the right just for the heck of it. Colored the image with a variety of Copics. Some scrap designer paper down the edge that match the fall colors. I do have Suduko gel pen over the lines on the can the flowers are in to match the silver shine on the bow center but you can't tell in the photo. The twine is from Marcy's sweetly wrapped packages she sends us again. Hey use what you got right. I REALLY like how this turned out. Thanks for stopping by and happy shopping if you were waiting a day. hee hee  

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Power Poppy's Natural Wonders Release Day


Welcome to Power Poppy's Natural Wonders release. We sure are excited to share with you Marcy's newest art work. Before I get to my creation be sure to check out a few things.
  • Marcy has inspiration and info about the newest design over on the Power Poppy Blog. Be sure to check it out. 
  • Have you played in our new Creative Confetti inspirations on Tuesday's? You NEED to check it out each week and play along. You have a chance at winning a $25 gift card to PP just for creating and linking for a chance to win. How fun!
  • Another change at winning Power Poppy bucks you say? Why yes... Check out this months Power and Spark challenge Hitting the books brought to you by miss Katie. This challenge has a chance to win $50 gift card to PP. Now why wouldn't you play along?  :-)


Today we have Cabbage and Kale for you. I did google to find a good color source for my card today and look what I found. What a variety of colors and so pretty. 


The main cabbage you see was my inspiration today. I think I needed to do the leaves a little darker green but its done now. Tried a new way of adding dimension that I saw over on SCS years ago was to cut around some of the edges on your image and pop them up with out using dimensionals. Using a very sharp razor I did just that for a few of the leaves and I think it turned out okay. Might need to practice more. 


Wrapped some of the twine Marcy so loving wraps our stamps with for my image layer. A few pearl accents and then sparkle to finish it off. Voila! 

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



Friday, September 14, 2018

Power Poppy's Natural Wonders Release week, Day three


Welcome to Power Poppy's Natural Wonders release. We sure are excited to share with you Marcy's newest art work. Before I get to my creation be sure to check out a few things.
  • Marcy has inspiration and info about the newest design over on the Power Poppy Blog. Be sure to check it out. 
  • Have you played in our new Creative Confetti inspirations on Tuesday's? You NEED to check it out each week and play along. You have a chance at winning a $25 gift card to PP just for creating and linking for a chance to win. How fun!
  • Another change at winning Power Poppy bucks you say? Why yes... Check out this months Power and Spark challenge Hitting the books brought to you by miss Katie. This challenge has a chance to win $50 gift card to PP. Now why wouldn't you play along?  :-)

My creation today using Fortunes of Fall is something I have wanted to do for awhile. Several people have done versions of these pumpkins using toilet paper rolls and I have adored them. So I created my own version today. It is super easy and I think turned out darling. 


I actually found this burlap ribbon at the dollar store a few weeks back. I wrapped it around the roll a few times and made sure that it over lapped. Then rolled some chocolate paper for the stem and some swirly sprigs I guess you call them in green and orange. Now leaves are probably not on pumpkins normally but I liked the addition to this, they are from the Chrysanthemum XL stamp set. My tag uses the pumpkin stamp from the set that is on a tag. Colored with various Copics and then a button or two with the sentiment tag. Voila! A few of these will make great little gifts for friends. They are going to love them. 

Check out the Bloom Brigades creations today:


Thursday, September 13, 2018

Power Poppy's Natural Wonders release week, Day two


Welcome to Power Poppy's Natural Wonders release. We sure are excited to share with you Marcy's newest art work. Before I get to my creation be sure to check out a few things.
  • Marcy has inspiration and info about the newest design over on the Power Poppy Blog. Be sure to check it out. 
  • Have you played in our new Creative Confetti inspirations on Tuesday's? You NEED to check it out each week and play along. You have a chance at winning a $25 gift card to PP just for creating and linking for a chance to win. How fun!
  • Another change at winning Power Poppy bucks you say? Why yes... Check out this months Power and Spark challenge Hitting the books brought to you by miss Katie. This challenge has a chance to win $50 gift card to PP. Now why wouldn't you play along?  :-)

Now for my creation using O Hoppy Day! Oh this is a fun set for a few of our friends and family members. My card uses several of the images in the set. The hops are the main image on the right. Then I stamped and colored the mug, die cut it using a circle and nestled it right over the center of the hops. 


Added some hardware and ribbon to the corner with some piercing around the edges of the card base layers. The bottle cap for the final piece and voila! 

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





Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Power Poppy's Natural Wonders Release week, Day one


Welcome to Power Poppy's Natural Wonders release. We sure are excited to share with you Marcy's newest art work. Before I get to my creation be sure to check out a few things.
  • Marcy has inspiration and info about the newest design over on the Power Poppy Blog. Be sure to check it out. 
  • Have you played in our new Creative Confetti inspirations on Tuesday's? You NEED to check it out each week and play along. You have a chance at winning a $25 gift card to PP just for creating and linking for a chance to win. How fun!
  • Another change at winning Power Poppy bucks you say? Why yes... Check out this months Power and Spark challenge Hitting the books brought to you by miss Katie. This challenge has a chance to win $50 in PP bucks. Now why wouldn't you play along?  :-)


Now onto my creation... This new stamp is called Chrysanthemum XL. Yes.... I agree with what you are thinking, you will be getting this stamp set for sure. hee hee  Another one of Marcy's gorgeous large floral drawings fresh for autumn. I did google and found some wonderful fall colors and went with a burnt-orangish color for my bloom today. This set does come with a matching die, but I cut around the edges of this one. I tend to do that first with all my florals then go to the dies after. I think its some sort of therapy for me. HA!  


A simple faux stitched border around the edge today. Stamped the sentiment on the inside and die cut with an oval on the designer paper layer. As I look at this now I should of layered up the leaves on the stem a little bit better. Will have to do that later as I don't have time to take a new picture. Added a few tiny buttons to the corner and voila! 

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