Monday, April 25, 2016

Juicy Strawberries

Happy Monday! Over on the Power Poppy Blog today we have a double surprise for you! Today we are releasing two new digi's for you. 

One called Juicy Strawberries and the other is Created to Create! Be sure to check out the PP Blog for all the details and Marcy's creative insight behind these new designs. 

The Juicy Strawberries was calling out to me so I went with a smaller printed version. Usually I like the large format but why not do small for a change.  ;-)  These berries are colored with various Copic markers. A few layers die cut in white cardstock using some Spellbinders square shapes. Added some sparkle around the edges and tied off my sentiment tag with a button and twine combo. Voila! 

Be sure to check out the Bloom Brigades creations: 
Allison Cope 
Christine Okken 
Kathy Jones 
Tosha Leyendekker 

Monday, April 18, 2016

Beautiful kindness

Good morning! Hopefully you had beautiful weather where you live this weekend and were outside enjoying all of it. Spring is here and I am loving it! A full weekend for us running boosters concessions at the car show, which was a huge hit. A full week of games this week,  2 home and 1 away this week. Oh my... This has been a great season so far and I am excited to see what the rest of the season will bring. Not that you want to hear all about that... how about a card today! 

My roses are from the stamp set My English Rose that are stamped on white cardstock and colored with various Copic markers. I see now that I should of blending some of the R35 in a bit more maybe? There is some sparkle already added onto the petals so I guess too late. EEK! A simple die cute spellbinders edge to the left and a few scattered jewels. Voila! This is for a special teacher at the school who is so encouraging and sweet every time I see her. Hopefully she will enjoy these roses. 
Right now I have several projects that I am working on for a friend, the kids in bible class that helped this weekend and some more masculine cards. GASP!!! Trying to find the time. I will be sharing those with you as soon as they are done. :-)  Glad you stopped by today. Have a wonderful day! 

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Blossom treat box

 Original design


6 x 6 piece of card stock, Envelope Punch Board, scissors, adhesive and embellishments

Step 1:

Place card stock at 1 1/2 inch mark punch and score. Move card stock to 3 inch marker, punch and score. Move card stock to 4 1/2 inch marker, punch and score. The photo on the right shows what it should look like

Step 2:

Turn card stock 45 degrees and punch and score at the same markers as Step 1. You will punch and score all four sides the exact same. This will be final result when done. Round each of the corners if desired.

Step 3:

Each of the four sides has scored squares. Cut the middle tabs as shown, leaving a triangle tip. The photo on the right shows with one side cut, and the tip of the scissors at the starting point for the triangle. Cut down the two sides. Repeat for the remaining sides.

Step 4:

This is what you should have now. All the little tabs are lifted up in the photo for you to see what is cut. if using designer paper determine what side you would like as the outside. The flowers will be the inside of my blossom box

Step 5:

Turn card stock over. Add adhesive to the tabs you cut all across the tips. Here I have the bottom two tabs with glue dots for the photo. Add to the other sides tabs as well

Step 6:

The tabs will go on the inside of the triangle piece and adhere with the sides lined up. Here I have the right side tab adhered with the sides lined up. Don't adhere the left tab yet, turn to the next side and do the right tab as you did this one. Essentially every other tab will be glued. See photo on the right

Step 7:

Now with the remaining tabs, line up the triangles left side and sorta pinch the triangle side inward as you adhere the sides together. This will naturally turn inward, but to avoid wrinkles help with finger if needed. Finish this step with the remaining sides.

Step 8:

This is end result, decorate as desired. The one on the right is holding some milk chocolates for the boys teachers. I made a few of these for them as they return from Spring Break.  Enjoy! 

Friday, April 15, 2016

Sweet thanks

Happy Friday! This week went by super fast for me, how about you? We had 2 games this week and they were awesome. I just love watching them play. Speaking of playing, did you see the Power and Spark challenge this month? Hope you check it out and play along. 

These are yummy aren't they? This is Berry It that is printed on white cardstock and colored with various Copic markers. A simple gingham backing for the image panel and some textured chicken wire for the white base over the dark purple. Added my sentiment to the corner from Play Ball and a few candi dots for the top left corner. Sparkles on the leaves and voila! 

Check out the Bloom Brigades creations: 
Cindy Lawrence
Katie Sims
Tosha Leyendekker

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Baby Boy Lukins

Hello! One of the coaches is ready to have their first baby here in a few weeks. It has been awhile since I created a baby card, I almost feel lost. ha ha  This is a new stamp that I bought several months ago and just now inked up. GASP!!! There is actually a few of these baby bunnies that I bought just for baby cards that haven't seen ink yet. Here is a start with a baby boy card. 

This is from Crafter's Companion called Bebunni Baby. I stamped him on white cardstock and colored him with various Copic markers. Yet again using my Lil' Inkers die cut matted rectangles because I love them and it looks awesome with baby cards. hee hee  Some designer paper that was in the stash for the base. Wrapped some ribbon and twine around the center panel. Finished it off with some sparkles and buttons. Voila. I sure hope you have a wonderful day. Thanks for stopping by. 

Monday, April 11, 2016

Sunny side up

Hee hee  Good morning and happy Monday! After this week of spring break I am as relaxed as this furry guy.  ;-)  He just makes you smile and think happy thoughts I tell you. This is Sunny Side Up from House Mouse, now called Sunflower Smile at Stampendous. I stamped him on white cardstock and colored him with various Copic markers. I die cut each layer using Lil Inkers Stitched matted rectangles. Added some lace trim and gingham ribbon to the green base layer. Tied off my sentiment with a button and a few tiny ones to the top right. Some sparkle to the leaves and voila! Hope your Monday is awesome! Thanks for stopping by. 

Sunday, April 10, 2016

FS479 Masculine notecard

This weeks Featured Stamper 479 is Cheryl aka Cher2008. What a gallery from feminine to masculine you name it and she creates it. I choose this Happy Birthday Jerry card to case. Kept with a moose image, over all layout and similar colors. Changed the image, omitted the ribbon, added brads, textures to the background base and no sentiment. Congrats and enjoy your week Cheryl. 

My masculine stash is depleted and I am in great need of several right now. EEK!!! Time to get that stash back up. I used Father's Day for my main image. Stamped in chocolate ink and only a few green sprigs colored in for fun. Some faux stitching around the designer paper panel that has a chocolate base. Added that awesome chicken wire texture to the blue base and more chocolate. I think the chicken wire has replaced my swiss dots now. hee hee  Kidding! A few brads to the fish tale ends and voila! One down... and several more to go.  Have a great day! 

Friday, April 8, 2016

Lilly goodness

Good morning. I didn't get as much time in the stamping room as planned this spring break. However, I did get some time with the boys just hanging out, shopping and eating and some new places in town that we found. So it was a good spring break I would say.  ;-)  
The Power and Spark challenge this month is brought to us by Christine. You can play along and read all about it on the Power Poppy Blog. Can't wait to see what you create with. 

Today I used another of the newest from Power Poppy called Joyful Lilies. This comes with two versions of the Lilies and i used the one without the cross today. A simple spellbinders lavendar frame for the base. Colored the lilies with various Copic markers. Some sparkle and a few pearls. easy peasy! 

Check out the Bloom Brigades creations: 
Christine Okken
Julie Koerber
Tosha Leyendekker

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Sweet music

The April Dirty Dozen Christmas Challenge is Vintage lace. You can play along and check it out here. I know some do a fabulous vintage feel card, so I thought this challenge would be fun. I however... am not one of those people. ha!  I went with the lace trim part of this challenge and added some to the bottom of these sweet mice. 

This is called Sweet music from House Mouse andit might be available still?  Simple card with jut a little bit of sparkle and pearls for accnets. A Spellbinders frame and my lace trim along the obottom. Hope you can play along this month. 

Monday, April 4, 2016

Just like Costco's chocolate cake

Good morning. Well this might not be exactly like Costco's 7 layer chocolate cake but my friend will love it just the same. hee hee  I created a birthday card for my friend using the new digi (that is on special today) and used her favorite cake as inspiration. Have any of you had that 7 layer chocolate on chocolate cake from Costco? It has chocolate shavings on the outside even. Super SWEET. Oh my word... I can barely eat a small sliver of a piece of that cake its so sweet. She however LOVES it. A chocolate fan for sure.

Needless to say that was my inspiration for this card. This is called Layer Cake. I die cut the cake panel using Lil Inkers stitched rectangles die. My cake is colored with several Copics in the chocolate coloring. hee hee  The silver balls on the cake have added sparkle to them but hard to see in the photo. Added some die cut perky posies flowers and some flourished chocolate die cuts. Voila! She is going to like this I am sure of it. This digi is on sale today as the last of the Power Poppy 2nd birthday celebration. Check out the PP store! Have a wonderful day!

Sunday, April 3, 2016

FS478 Holiday Cheer

This weeks Featured Stamper 478 is Simone aka Simone N. Awesome clean and simple gallery of creations to choose from. I picked this Swirl Tree Wishes card to case. I kept with a Christmas tree similar in style, stitched border and Christmas card. Changed the image, colors, added pearls and stickles. Enjoy your week Simone. 

I stamped Botanical Tree on white cardstock and then die cut using Lil Inkers die with a layer of kraft cardstock underneath. Colored the tree with various Copic markers. The red base is also embossed with the same matching die. Added some sparkle and a few pearls to finish it off. Voila! 

Spring break this week, woot woot!! Hoping to get some stamping time in. The kids have baseball practices and a few planned events, but hopefully some relaxing time for me in the stamp room. We will see. Hope you have a wonderful day! 

Friday, April 1, 2016

Birthday Tulips

Good morning! Happy 2nd Birthday Power Poppy! Woot Woot!!! It has been 2 wonderful years and we want to share with you our excitement. Marcy has some fun stuff over on the PP Blog. Here is a quick sneak at what you will read along with more on the blog.

Power Poppy is turning 2. WOOHOO! We want to THANK YOU, our sweet and encouraging peeps around the world, for helping us spread the botanical abundance and zest for life. Your creativity, love, and generosity of spirit is SO STRONG! We are thrilled to kick off another year of flowering and empowering together.

From Friday through Monday, we're offering 20% OFF all Stamps, Digital and Clear. Use discount code: MARCELLA at checkout to receive the special savings. PLUS, for four days only we have a special birthday digi for only TWO BUCKS! Visit Power Poppy to learn more.

I will admit these tulips have stolen my heart and I had to play with them again. I printed two sizes originally and used the smaller one earlier this week. The boys game was cancelled so I was able to play with this second one that is bit larger, for today's birthday card.  ;-)  One good thing coming from a cancelled game I guess. 

Outside in my flower garden the yellow tulips are getting thicker each year but my lavendar ones are still pretty small and only like 3-4 blooms each year. I am wondering if they don't have enough room to spread out? To have all these lavendar ones on my card makes me smile big and makes me hopeful for the ones in the flower bed.
This Tulips in Hobnail Pitcher comes with two birthday sentiments and I used one on the card today. Added two fish tailed tags with vellum for the top left corner. Finished it off with a few enamel dots and no sparkles. Gasp!!! I know what is wrong with me, but I thought this one was good just like this. hee hee 

Along with our birthday excitment over on the Power Poppy Blog, a few of the girls are playing in the CardMaps new set of sketches. Be sure to check out the PP blog for all the details. The new Power and Spark challenge is posted for you too. Lots of fun and excitement for you all.   I hope you have a fun filled weekend ahead of you. Have a wonderful day!