Friday, August 14, 2020

Totally awesome

Happy Friday! I hope that your weekend is going to be totally awesome!  hee hee  Mine is going to be busy and fun at home cleaning closets. :-)   How about this Bowl of Beauty creation for you? Oh isn't it just fresh and fun!  Did you know it is another one that is on sale? t sure is so check it out! Actually check out the entire SALE Marcy still have going on at Power Poppy! Onto my creation...

Who doesn't like blue on all cards? I knew blue and purple hues were going to be my color choice so I went with it. This gingham paper was in the stash along with the die cut edge from another project so it was perfect. Colored the image with various Copic markers and scored around the border. A few scattered jewels and some sheet ribbon that I have had forever. Some sparkle and voila! Thanks for stopping by today.

Monday, August 10, 2020

Holiday Roses

Good morning. This is a card using Snowdrop and Tea roses, and don't forget this is still ON SALE. I was behind in my Christmas cards last year and I don't plan to be this year. Various Copic markers were used to color these roses. The designer paper is layered onto matching colors. 
  A little bit of texture to the blue panel with a new embossing folder that I got a few weeks back. Wrapped some twine around the layers. Sponged my sentiment circle and finished with sparkles and enamel dots. Voila! Thanks for stopping by. 

Saturday, August 1, 2020

August Joy

The August Dirty Dozen Christmas challenge is posted and I hope you can play along with us. This year of color each month has been fun.    

My creation is using Winter Wonderland that is colored with Copic markers. I did cut the panel with a stitched die and layered onto designer paper the the base layer. Just a few enamel dots and some sparkle for the accents. Voila!

Friday, July 31, 2020

Climbing Clematis for a friend

Friday it is and the last day of July. I can't even believe this summer let alone year, but I won't dive into that mood right now.  ;-)  How about some Climbing Clematis today?  This happens to be on sale right now so check it out. These are such pretty flowers and so much enjoyment to color them. Been feeling in a slump lately so I am happy to finally pull out of it a little with these guys. 

Pretty straight forward with this card. Colored the image with various Copic markers and added a die cut edge to the bottom of the panel. I then added another layer of white card stock to the base and some texture to the majority of the panel. Wrapped some colored twine around that layer and added to the base of the card. Finished off with my sentiment some sequins and sparkle. Voila! 

Check out the Bloom Brigades creations today:

Monday, July 27, 2020

Off the hook

Morning. Dusted off an old set that is no longer available for this card today. It is for a special person and I miss them greatly. Very easy design since I am feeling rather rusty lately. 

Colored the image with Copic markers and added a stitched die cut for the shape. My designer paper was the inspiration for the colors with a touch of pink. I can always color with blue hues for anything. hee hee  Added a button and some twine for the accent on the sentiment. Voila! Hope you have a wonderful week. 

Friday, July 24, 2020

Juicy Berries

Happy Friday! These Juicy Strawberries were in the bin that I have colored long ago and I just never finished a card with them.  This turned out summery and cute I think and since it was already colored easy to put together.

A simple layer of the berries panel on some banana card stock. Then layered onto a die cut piece and some designer paper down the edge. Embossed the base layer and wrapped some twine. My sentiment from Go Wild and then some sparkles to finish it off. Voila! 

Check out the Bloom Brigades creations today:

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Just for the girls today

How about some for the girls today? One of my favorite sets for the girls is retired but I still have the set used to be called Glamour Girls. A friend needed a few so I knew she was coming out. My first one was inspired by the designer paper that I got and finally am using. It is so soft, pretty and girlie I think. Used the fancy image in the set and colored her with copics. A stitched rectangle die and some layers of ribbon and lace trim. Sparkle on the hat to finish her off. 

Next up is the more teen fun like colors with black and yellow polka dots. She is so FUN! Adored this set from day one I tell you what. Added some scallops and lace trim along the side of this one. A few primas that my sweet friend Pat made me long ago. Yep still have some and using them only for special cards. 

Next is with the same girl but red and black with a few punched flowers added to this one. This sentiment is perfect and I added some fancy ribbon lace that I have had forever to the die cut edge. 

I think all three turned out great considering I feel rather rusty at creating lately and coloring. Well off to do some more creations. Thanks for stopping by.  ;-)  

Monday, July 20, 2020

Sports shirts

Happy day today. :-)  My cards today are for the sports men in our lives using the dies I was playing with. My first one is one that I could see going either way out in the weeds or to a picnic with friends. I like the gingham paper from the paper pack Menswear Material collection. This is a versatile card for sure. 

Next up is the one for the avid hunter or fisher I think. Is that zipper not totally adorable? The die even has a smaller one to put on the pockets if you want. Oh my goodness totally fun and so cute! Just loving this die set for sure. Went ahead and just added buttons to the base shirt without the extra layer. The paper on this one is from the Cool and Casual paper pack. All supplies from Divinity Designs.

Almost done with my latest card request which is good news. 
Don't forget about my Stamps For Sale. Still have a few left check it out HERE. Hope you have a wonderful day! 

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Gamer birthday

I bought this digital image I don't know how long ago and finally am using it. He is called Game On and he sure is perfect for a guy birthday we have coming up. He is printed on kraft cardstock and colored with Prisma colored pencils. 

Pierced around the edge for the image panel then layered on to the designer paper and the embossed red base layer. A few die cut banners and stars for accents. Finished with the birthday sentiment. Voila!

Friday, July 10, 2020

Kind Friday

Happy Friday! Figured I should pull out my Poppies stamp set since it has been awhile. This happens to be on sale too if you haven't gotten the set yet. Stamped the flowers and colored with various Copic markers. Then I delicately cut around the leaves and petals. I forgot how much tiny cutting this particular image has but too late I had already started. 

When it was all cut out I added Dimensionals to the back to pop it up off the gingham base layer. A decorative die base and my sentiment. A few enamel dots from the bin and sparkle. Voila!

Check out the design teams creations today too:

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Casual guy shirts

Morning. Two more fun guy shirts from the new dies and papers. I think this die is so FUN! The tiny buttons are a little tricky but they sure do add that real touch to them. So many different ideas with this die collection that I know will be used quite often to be honest. 
The tiny pockets are just adorable aren't they?  

Next up is my Guy Fieri shirt as the boys called it with the flaming designer paper. ha! I think this turned out so cool. 

Two more card requests from a friend of mine that I need to get started on. The other two cards for the sportsman cards I made I will share next week. Hope you have a great day. Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, July 6, 2020

Sharp dressing men

Good morning! This weekend was fun as I got to hang out with my favorite men in the house. With the twins getting jobs (ACK, yes they both work and are taking summer classes) so time with them is starting to get sparse. John and I appreciate what time we get as it is starting to twindle away each year. The one positive, as I have said before from the Covid/stay at home we truly cherish  the time with these guys. I have missed posting the last few weeks and seeing what everyone has been up to. Working on catching up this week with everyone. You didn't come to hear me squak.... So how about some sharp dressed men cards?  :-)   
 My new dies and papers were so fun to dig into and making masculine cards is always FUN! These dies are from Divinity Designs Couture collection with a few more to go with the main die. 

We will go with the dressy ones today. This is a fancy suit with the white and blue jacket I think. The textures paper was perfect for my dad's birthday card coming up. hee hee  I can see lots of wedding cards with this die suit vest and some graduation cards next year.

Next up I will show you the way you should NOT wear a vest. Oh my goodness... I totally had so much trouble with these and I couldn't figure out what the deal was. Well it is because the vest is on the wrong way. I'm hoping that not many will notice it to be honest since it took me a bit to get these things together. The paper is new also for these both of these cards.

I had to do a white and blue combo again since I think it looks sharp together. They still don't look too bad with the vests wrong, right? I have it correct now so when I make more they will be ones not found at the outlet malls. ha ha! 

I will share the others with you on Wednesday. Need to get some snacks made for this week for the working crew now.  :-)  Oh to be needed even when they have jobs is such a warm feeling. Hope you are all doing well. 

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Beckham Wednesday

Good morning! It has been awhile since I posted last. This month or should I say June was a long month. Mostly due to graduation for the boys and what we did get for a "graduation" ceremony. It was very special and sweet considering the Covid phase we are still battling in Washington state. Needless to say I am ready to get back into the stamp room this weekend. And looking at my card below you will see why I need to get some mojo going. :-)
This is for the July Dirty Dozen Christmas challenge for the month. You can check it out here and play along with us. 

This is quick using Beckham from Whipper Snapper. he is lightly colored with Copic markers. I aded a few die cute to the edge with some sparkles and silver cord. My new designer paper that I got a few weeks ago is the base. Voila! 

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Make a wish trio

Good morning! Dusted off another retired set that is a favorite for the girls this time. This was called Make a Wish. Three cards using this set and my first one is using the shoes. I colored them with various Copic markers and then die cut with a circle to layer over the decorative layers. Added some flourished pearls and my sentiment panel. 

My second card is using the crown on the pillow form the set colored with Copics as well. Die cut with a decorative square die and layered onto some embossed layers. Flourished jewels on this one and more flowers. 

The last one in the set is with the wand as the focus and no sentiment. I think the gingham paper with this is just darling. Added a ribbon and bow and some sparkles to this one also. 

Grabbing these older sets sure has been fun. I need to work on a few more requests. Thanks for stopping by. 

Monday, June 1, 2020

June Christmas Challenge

Good Morning! This is for the June Dirty Dozen Christmas challenge posted HERE. I sure hope you can play along this month.

Dusted off an older set called Christmas Is for my card this month. Limited time with graduation and family here so a sentiment focus card this month. I die cut a few spellbinders oval frames. Wrapped some lace trim and ribbon around the base layers. Added some die cut snowflakes with the jewels and voila! Hope you play along this month.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Mountain men

Good morning. Pulled out another stamp that is no longer available and one of my favorite stamps for guy cards. This was called Mountain View. After camping this weekend I knew some cards were coming out with this set. It was truly beautiful where we went and I wanted to stay longer. It inspired me to get a few guy cards done that were a request. 
My first one also used an embossing die I bought and have used only once of the deer head. It was the perfect texture backdrop that I wanted.  Some more of the designer paper from the pile for the base layers. Added a few brads to the corner and my sentiment strip. 

Next up with the same set is something I have seen on cards and I only have done maybe once or twice. Instead of coloring the entire back image I did the whole dot thing. Not sure if there is a technical name for it but the mountains are only colored well mostly with dots in several shades. I really like how that turned out with the elk on this one. Added some piercing around the edges, again more of this designer paper I have had forever. Added a few enamel dots to this one and a fish tale end. Voila! 

So many more idea's with this guy but I have to work on the other cards in the request. Don't worry I have them jotted down so I don't lose inspiration on the ideas.  ;-)  Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, May 25, 2020

It might be drizzling out

Good morning. These guys using the petals for umbrellas make me giggle. I don't know how they came up with so many adorable stamps but I just love them still. This is another retired one sorry. I am pretty sure that all mine are retired at this point.  ;-(  

Another one with some scraps of designer paper. Swiss dots texture was added to half the base layer on this one. Sparkle added to the rain drops and voila! 

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Masculine trio

Morning. Pulled out a few oldie but goodie stamps last week. I have a request for a few masculine cards and Antique Map and Guiding Light are both some of my favorite for guy cards. These are retired but still great for cards. Now I just needs to get some mojo going with them. Shheeesshhh. 

My first one the Antique map is the background with just a few die cut hearts over the center with a sentiment in the middle. Easy and quick.

This second one started to come together a little bit better for me in what I pictured. I divided the map up and layered it with chocolate card stock. I do like the twine knots in the corner of the sentiment circle. Can't tie a fancy knot so these will have to do. ha!

This one turned out just as I pictured using Guiding light. The hints of sparkle that I added to the water and sand actually photographed. yea! I do like coloring on kraft paper with Prisma colored pencils. That is something I plan to do more often. 

Well a few masculine cards down but I have more to go.  :-)  Hope you have a great day. 

Monday, May 18, 2020

Birthday duo

Good morning! How about a boy and girl birthday card using the same stamp? One of my favorite birthday House Mouse's I have. First up is the girl birthday card. Hot pink all around so whoever gets this better like pink. hee hee  The designer paper was from the scrap bin as I have been using a lot of paper from their lately Added a few die cut balloons and a scallop edge to the base layers. Stamped my sentiment and then added sparkles. 

My second one is for a boy birthday. This one using the same die cut balloons but different colors and some simple layers as well. Sparkle to finish it off. 

I am just about done with my other House Mouse images that I colored. Then I need to work on a new request from a friend for some cards. I do love these guys and glad I colored up a few during meetings a few weeks ago. hee hee  Hope you have a wonderful day!