Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Watercolor thank you

Morning. I figured I should try my hand at some water coloring again as it has been awhile. I pulled out Abundant Petals for my creation today. Stamped them in rose ink and water colored with the same ink. 


Added some leaves with a bright green ink and should of used a darker ink. Good to know for next time. Added some various ink colored splatters and then die cut with a stitched rectangle. Some designer paper to the panel and then added to the base. I also added sparkle to just the outside edge of the petals, but it is hard to see in the photo. My sentiment and voila! 



Monday, September 16, 2019

Franken cute

This adorable guy is called Frankie's Pet Bat. He is printed and colored with various Copic markers. A simple black backing for the image panel.


The background is a spider web that I drew and added the die cut fence to the bottom with the sentiment. Added a die cut arrow with a button accent. Super cut fella that my nephew will love. Have a great day.


Friday, September 13, 2019

Beautiful sunflower

Happy Friday. Remember I said I pulled out my sunflowers this week? Well here is my second one for you from In Praise of Sunflowers . Stamped on white cardstock and colored with various Copic markers. I then pierced around the edge of the image panel and stamped the sentiment.


Wrapped some ribbon and lace trim around the edge of the base designer panel and then added the image panel. Tied a bow and added some enamel dots. Voila! 

Check out the Bloom Brigades creations today:
  Allison Cope
  Christine Okken
 Julie Koerber


Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Quick masculine cards

Two quick masculine birthday cards for you today. My birthday stash was empty once again and I need a few for the month.  My first one is using A Godly Man that was perfect for my designer paper. Simple piercing around the base layers for this one and my birthday sentiment across the edge. 

This second one is using up some scraps of designer paper and scraps from the above card. So  twofer today. ha ha  Also did get to use "new to me" embossing folder of the elk head. I know this will be used a lot in my family cards so I finally broke down and bought it.  


Two for the price of one with using scraps today, not to shabby.  :-)  Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, September 9, 2019

Sunflower birthday's

Good morning. Dug out a few of my sunflower stamps this last week and made a few creations. This one is from Heartfelt Creations and I do believe it is retired. Some of the image is trimmed off from the circle die cut as I layered a base with scallops. 

The base has some added faux stitching to the edge along with sheer ribbon and twine wrapped around the top. Colored with various Copic markers and added to the base. Tie off a heart wood button and my birthday sentiment. Voila! 

Friday, September 6, 2019

Birthday Big bloom

Happy Friday! Today is the boys first game of the season for football! We are excited as it is against the town rival. Wish us a win tonight!
My card today is using the beautiful big bloom called Chrysanthemum XL stamp. Still trying to work on my red coloring attempts.  :-)


This is a large blossom but I did trim it down a bit with the die cut to fit the front and show some designer paper behind. A few enamel dots and a little bit of sparkle. Voila!

Check out the bloom brigades creations today:
  Christine Okken
 Julie Koerber


Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Cheers to a lovely friend

Good morning! I pulled out My English Rose last week and created a few card with it. This is another one that I had made and I really like how it turned out. Marcy sure does know how to draw florals doesn't she. Aaaahhhhhh. 


A scrap piece of white paper from another project was sitting on the desk so I used that for the main panel. Stamped the rose a few times in a row and cut to fit the card front. Colored with various Copic markers and then added a red layer to the side panel. Attached to the card base and then my sentiment with a fish tail end. A few scattered sequins and voila! Have a wonderful day. 

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Hanging by the needles

Welcome to the Dirty Dozen September Christmas challenge. This months challenge can be found HERE. Hope you can play along. 
How about some Wreaths Plain and Fancy today for my card. Lots of distressing on the edges as you can see. Gives it that warm country feel I think along with the Prisma colored pencils I used to color with. 


Just a simple little button with some twine wrapped around the end panel. Then added some sparkle to finish it off. Voila! Check out the challenge and play along. Have a great day.


Friday, August 30, 2019

Merci grazie thanks

Happy Friday. I needed a quick masculine thank you card this week and figured that was a chance to use my "new to me" embossing folder called thank you. I embossed a gray layer and then layered it onto some designer paper on the backside.


Stamped Big Script thank you and fish tailed the end once it was on the chocolate layer. Wrapped some twine and a button to the corner before adding to the card front. Voila, easy peasy masculine thanks! 

Check out the Bloom Brigades creations today:
  Allison Cope
Christine Okken
Julie Koerber


Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Foxglove and friends

Good morning. This is a quick card using Dynamic Duo Foxglove and Ranunculus today. The base has the flowers lightly stamped on the two edges for some background shadowing. I then stamped and colored the flowers on the main panel using various Copic markers. 


Added some designer paper to the main layer and adhered to the base. A few jewel accents and then some sparkle. Voila! 

Monday, August 26, 2019

Deer birthday man

Another digital image that is no longer available. Man I need to either stop buying these or start using them more. The hard choices in life. ha ha  This did not quite turn out like I pictured it in my head either with the green grass like I added. Too late though once it was done I had to work with it. 



Anyways, this one is using my Prisma colored pencils and some distressing around all the layers. A few brads as accents and my birthday sentiment. Voila! 


Friday, August 23, 2019

Thanks a rose

Good morning!
This rose is just perfect for any type of card if you ask me. This is My English Rose that is stamped on white card stock and colored with various Copic markers. I cut around the rose to create a window to see the wood grain designer paper behind the main panel. 


You can see that I am into the piercing of paper as of late as its a quick accent and I like how it looks. A few enamel dots to tie in the gray from the designer paper and my sentiment. Voila! 

Check out the Bloom Brigades creations today:

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Star slugger

Is this not the cutest little baseball player? Oh my goodness this is from Sassy Cheryl's digital stamps called Home Run Hitter. Also got another little baseball guy that is sitting here to be colored. Bought these months ago and had time to play with them finally. He is colored with various Copic markers then I pierced around his image panel.

Added a little bit of texture to the blue layer as the red layer has a small texture already in the card stock. Wrapped some twine around the layers before adding to the base. Stamped my sentiment and added a Die light die cut (retired) and a button to the center. Top it off with a little sparkle to his hat and voila! Hope you have a wonderful day.

Monday, August 19, 2019

Colin's in K5

Good morning. It is hard to believe but my nephew is starting K5 this coming week. It seems like just the other day he was born. His mom and him went school shopping for all his supplies and his favorite thing is his lunch box.  :-)  What a sweetie. I created a card for his first day using and old one from Sassy Cheryl's called Pencil Nerds

This piece of chalk board like background I have had forever waiting to use with a school like theme card. Yea! Layered onto some red paper and pierced around the edges. I then grabbed a few old dies for the base and the accents. My little guy is colored with various Copic markers and then I added the number and letter onto the star. Voila! I will surely get a hug and I love you Aunt Stacy which is always the way to my heart. hee hee   Hope you have a wonderful day. 


Friday, August 16, 2019

Big Bloom birthday

It is Friday and we are out the door already, but not before I share this quick card using Big Sexy Blooms today. I had fun coloring this baby up. I trimmed this image down to fit the base panel like I wanted first leaving a green edge around the three sides. Then I colored with various Copic markers. 


Next I layered onto the base and added my birthday sentiment with some piercing. A single jewel and some sparkles to finish it off. Voila! I hope you get to play around with paper this weekend. 

Check out the Bloom Brigades creations today:
Allison Cope
Christine Okken
Julie Koerber


Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Spring like thanks

As I mentioned Monday I had fun in the kraft room this weekend. Not only am I low on birthday cards I am low on everything including thank you cards. Gasp! Not sure I have been this low ever on cards for the stash. Even my hidden stash was bare. Time has been getting away from us but no worry I have a few in the stash at least a few now. Anyways... 


This is a simple thank you card using a Freshly Made Sketch from a few months back. Yep a few months I put it on a sticky and am now getting to it. The springy paper in the bin was my color inspiration for this one. My sentiment is So Thankful from Sweet N Sassy stamps. Some notebook scrap die cut was perfect for the edge panel and some punched Lil Inkers flowers. Voila! 
Have a wonderful day.

Monday, August 12, 2019

Dry dock birthday

Good morning. I hope you had a good weekend. For a change I was able to sit down and get some coloring in and create some cards. That is really good too since we have several birthday's coming up and I am out of all birthday cards. This image is a digital called In The Harbour which apparently is no longer available. 

Printed on kraft card stock and then colored with Prisma colored pencils. Actually played around a lot with these this weekend which was super fun. Added piercing around the image panel and the base layers. A diamond textured background before I added the piercing to that layer. 
Tied some twine around and a button for the birthday sentiment and voila! It sure was nice to get into some paper and colors this weekend. Have a wonderful day.

Friday, August 9, 2019

Heart a Bloom treat box

Happy Friday! A friend needed a few little boxes to put on the girls desks with chocolates inside and asked if I could come up with a few for her. That is an easy request so I got to work and came up with these. I used the bloom in the digital set Heart Abloom as I can enlarge it to fit the boxes. 


The measurements for this box are easy. 
The bottom: cut a piece of cardstock 4 3/4 x 4 3/4 inches. Score at 1 inch on all sides. Fold in the edges and adhere to form base. 
The top:  cut a piece of cardstock 4 7/8 x 4 7/8 (now I might have that last part wrong. Basically two little tick marks from the 3/4 mark if the 7/8 isn't the correct conversion) Score at 1 inch on all sides and adhere to form the top. 
The belly band I took a piece of maroon cardstock 1 inch thick and wrapped around the box and adhered together in the middle. The bloom covers the over lay so no need to worry about that. 


Colored the bloom with various Copic markers and then added to the belly band. A few layers to the lid with some swiss dots for texture and voila. She can add whatever she needs to at this point but I think she will keep them as is since its a surprise. :-)  

Check out the Bloom Brigades creations today:
  Allison Cope
Christine Okken
Julie Koerber


Monday, August 5, 2019

Wintertime wishes

Happy Monday. I finally got my card done for the Dirty Dozen August Christmas Challenge. Time is getting away from me lately sorry this is late. The challenge this month is fun and has lots of options. I used Cozy Cup fulls for my creation this month. 


Played around with some distressing on the edges which I have not done in ages. I really like how it adds a simple touch to the edges. Wrapped some twine around the left side and tied off a wood button to the top. Some sparkle and voila! 
Have a great day. 

Friday, July 26, 2019

Broken heart

Good morning. My creation today is one that I made a week or so ago for a friend using Strong and Beautiful. The blooms and greenry are stamped around the edges and colored with various Copic markers. 


Stamped my sentiment and added a few jewels around the edge. I then layered the image panel onto some designer paper before adding to the pink base and celery layers. I do have sparkles added to the petals yet hard to see in the photo. Voila! 

Check out the Bloom Brigades creation today: 
Allison Cope
  Christine Okken
 Julie Koerber



Thursday, July 18, 2019

Top Gun Maverick- Oh My WORD!!!!


I will be honest... I have watched this trailer 4 times now. SQUEEL!!! Now I have to wait.... Gotta LOVE a good movie sequel.  :-)

Have a great evening!

Friday, July 12, 2019

Beach taffy

Hello all. Well I have to say we just got back a few days ago from a fun filled week at the beach and it was AWESOME! Everyone came back relaxed, energized and geared up for the rest of our summer. The house we stayed in was fantastic and we plan to rent it again next year. I opened our slider to the bedroom we were in and didn't close it until we left. The sound of the ocean was PERFECT!!! Oh man was it ever fun this year. Anyways.... 
I did buy a few bags of  fresh salt water taffy for some of the girls and thought a tag would be perfect to attach to them. I used Best Day Ever for these tags.


The image is colored with various Copic markers and then die cut with a Whiff Of Joy die light. Before I added it to the die cut base I used my aqua brush and splattered some brown, green and blue to the tags so it wasn't so white. I know unusual for me to not have all the white but I wanted it to be less clean feeling. ha ha  Stamped the sentiment and added an enamel dot to the corner. Finished it off with some sparkle and tied it off to the bags. Voila! 

Check out the Bloom Brigades creations today:


Saturday, July 6, 2019

Red, white and blue at Power Poppy

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Monday, July 1, 2019

Enchanted Garden Blog hop




Welcome to the release day blog hop at Power Poppy.  The last five days we have been sharing some creations using the new sets from the Enchanted Garden collection. Marcy has all the info on the set the last few days if you are just joining us at the Power Poppy Blog and links to all the stamp sets .

Hop details: 
We've got fun prizes!!! We are giving away $25 to the Ellen Hutson shop and $25 to the Power Poppy shop! To enter for a chance to win, make sure to leave comments at each stop along the hop. Two random & lucky commenters will win! Comment before Sunday, July 7th at 11:59pm PST. Winners will be notified by email.


I used Strong and Beautiful for my card today. Placing several of the stamps on one block and then stamping all around the panel to create a background. Used Copic markers to color in the letters and leaves. Some diamond texture for the back panel to match the hint of diamond designer paper behind the image panel. I really am digging this sketch as of late if you hadn't noticed.  :-)  Some sparkle added to the sentiment circle and some piercing to the tab. Voila!



Happy Hopping along:
Allison Cope 
Adelina Starace
Barbara Walker 
Christine Okken
 Ardyth Percy-Robb 
 Julie Koerber 
Broni Holcombe 
Carly Tee Minner 
 Kathy Jones 
 Barbara Walker
 Emily Midgett 
 Stacy Morgan  ~You Are here~~
 Kelly Griglione 
 Jennifer Dove 
Sandy Allnock 
 Leslie Miller 
 Therese Calvird 
Nancy Sheads 
 Rhea Weigand

Enjoy shopping!