Saturday, December 18, 2021

Cozy Candlelit Sips

This is another card I worked on last week using the new digi from Power Poppy called Cozy Candelit Sips. Oh what fun this is to color especially lately with the cold weather we have had. Various Copic markers used to color.

My designer paper was my color choices. Added a few die cut layers to the base behind the main panel and a scallop edge to the side. Wrapped some ribbon and added sparkles and a few enamel dots. Voila! 

Check out Christine's beautiful work today! 

Thursday, December 16, 2021

Cozy Holiday

Morning. I do have a Christmas card today that I made a week or so ago. It took me a few days to color, not because it was hard but due to time. I just love this wreath called Wreaths Plain and Fancy. Several Copic markers used to color the wreath. I used the designer paper for the color choice of the classic red and green feel. 

The sketch was a start for the Dirty Dozen Christmas challenge but then I didn't want to add a panel to the right side so I left it off. Added a little bit of sparkle and voila! Hope you are enjoying your Christmas traditions as we get closer to Christmas. We have only a few movies left to watch ourselves. Have a great day! 

Saturday, December 11, 2021

Blessings in December

I know a fall card in December? How could I post this. ha ha  Well I created this a few weeks ago and finally took it off the desktop to post onto my blog. Time gets away from me lately.  :-)  This is using the set Old Olive Expanded but now you can use Olive and Oak digital version. 

Colored with various Copic markers and die cut with a circle. Another die cut layer underneath for the yellow panel. Textured the base layer for the backing of the designer paper. I do like that wood like paper and then scattered a few of the heart punches from the die cut layer. Voila! 

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

December Dirty Dozen Christmas Challenge

Welcome to the December Dirty Dozen Challenge. This is going to be my last time hosting the Dirty Dozen Christmas challenge as I have taken a step back. I have hosted the challenge for 10 years and I am now passing on the challenge to Angie. Woot Woot! Angie will do an amazing job for you all. Lydia thank you so much for allowing me to run this challenge for the last 10 years, its been FUN! Now... onto December's challenge.

This is using Snuggle down for my card, which is apparently not available anymore. However you can use the digi Cup of Good Cheer for the same image. Easy peasy as you can see. 
Colored with various Copic markers. My designer paper from gosh knows how long ago was perfect for these thermos. A stitched scallop edge and some sparkle with enamel dot to finish if off. Voila

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Thank you Maize

Morning! Had sometime to color when I was working on my gift tags the other day. This Maize for Days was just the right image to color for my thank you card. I know the picture is crooked and I thought I saved it with the correction apparently not, oh well. 

After I printed the image I colored with various Copic markers and then die cut with a Spellbinders oval die. This designer paper from the pile was my inspiration for the colors. Added a textured orange layer to the card base. My sentiment panel and a few enamel dots and sparkles finishes it off. Voila! Have a wonderful day. 

Friday, November 5, 2021

Masculine gift tag

Good morning. I was able to get my first set of masculine gift tags done and I am happy with how they turned out. Masculine tags are a little harder to make since they don't like a lot of the fluff that goes with a tag. ha ha  These turned out good I think over all. 

I used the Large Banner layered die for the base layers. My woodland frame for the holiday sentiment is from Through the Woods stamp set. Colored with Copic markers then cute to fit the tag. Added a little bit of sparkle to the greenry sprigs. Tied off the top with some ribbon and button combo. 

Now to make work on the girlie tags, those are more fun. hee hee  Have a wonderful day!  

Monday, November 1, 2021

November Christmas Challenge

Good morning! Happy November. My goodness it is November already... Ai yi yi. The Dirty Dozen Christmas challenge is posted up over on the SCS Forum. Hope you can play along with us this month. 

Really trying to get myself back into the crafting mojo and it has been tough. Watching a lot of videos on how to color again. I will get back into the swing of things. This is using Through the Woods that I stamped and colored with Copic markers. 

Then I cut around the image so that I could pop it up on dimensionals after adding some cuts and texture to make it look even more popped up from the card. Some candi dots from gosh knows how long ago. Swiss dots textures to the base layers and some sparkles to finish it off. Voila! 

Sunday, October 24, 2021

Office Remodel

We remodeled the office this summer and it took a little longer than planned. Guess when you do some of the work yourself that will happen. Turned out fabulous though and we are super happy. I won't share a lot of pictures and I did take a lot, oh my goodness. 
The room had carpet before and some store bought bookshelves and a desk my husband and father in law made. We removed the carpet and put in engineered hardwood floors doing the work ourselves. Then we had a professional desk and bookcase combo installed. The room is roughly a 11 X 12 in size so it is a larger room that fits both our offices comfortably. Here is the photo of the finished room without anything in the shelves. The chairs roll so nice on the flooring too which we like. hee hee

We have french doors that are regular doors on the office right now. My plan is to get window pained doors so that more natural light comes into the room from the dining room and hallway later. You can see part of the nook to the left has a double matching bookcase that holds all my stamps in the bins. It is behind the door so you can't see it. Might have to figure out how to make it look better with window pain doors. This side shows John and his stand up desk he has, should of lowered it for the picture.

This is my side with the longer desk for my crafting. The drawers are so deep and hold so much of my crafting stuff its awesome. I like the added cubbies we put on both sides also. We did have to pair down our books quite a bit which was harder to do than I thought it was going to be. However we like how it looks and feels. 

This was a lot of time and energy waiting to get complete. But it turned out just how we wanted so it was worth the wait. Now to get some crafting time in is what I need. haha!  Have a wonderful day!

Saturday, October 23, 2021

A few months of Christmas

Morning everyone. It has been a few months I know and for good reason. We remodeled the office which took a few months longer than planned. Turned out beautiful though and I will share a few pictures tomorrow. Today is the Dirty Dozen Christmas challenge cards I missed while this was going on. Only got a few done and posted to SCS at the time. 

This is for the June Challenge 

 This is using a Whipper Snapper guy for my creation. He is colored with Copic markers. I added a snowflake embossing texture to the green panel. Some designer paper from the pile and a few layers of colored card stock. Added a snowflake layered die and enamel dots and sparkles to finish it off. Voila!

This is for August Challenge

This is using Berry Sweet Holiday that is colored with various Copic markers. I added some suduko gel pen as you can see and some pearls for accents. Simple and sweet.

I used Plain and Fancy for my creation today and some designer paper from the stash I have sitting here forever. Added a little bit of sparkle to the wreath once colored. Looking back I think I should of added some texture to the green panel. Oh well next time.

Quite behind in cards this year but I am going to try and make up for it soon. We will see how it goes. Thanks for stopping by. 

Friday, April 2, 2021

April colored bird

Evening. Things have been a little busy lately as I started a new job a little over a month ago. It has been fun and challenging trying to balance all the newness of things. I did get my card done for the
 Dirty Dozen Christmas challenge, just never got it photo'd till now. This month is posted and you can find the challenge HERE. 

Grabbed my Prisma colored pencils and gave them a whirl. Boy I am rusty at creating ai yi yi. Used some designer paper from an older pack and added some textures to the base layer behind the bird panel. A simple jewel for the snowflake and voila! Wish I could say I was gonna get some coloring in this weekend but that isn't going to happen. We have a few house renovations we are starting up. Anyways.... I hope you have a wonderful weekend. 

Sunday, February 28, 2021

March Santa

Evening. Tomorrow is the first of the month and that means time for the Dirty Dozen Christmas challenge for March. My card is using the Flowering Santa for the months challenge. You can play along with us, head on over to the forum HERE. 

I just adore this Santa face and knew he would be perfect for the center. Colored him with Copic markers and die cut with a circle. Added some textures to the sold layer underneath. Designer paper from the stack and scattered enamel dots and some sparkles. Voila 

Monday, February 1, 2021

Feb Blossom

Welcome to the February Dirty Dozen Christmas challenge. Each month we post up the challenge and hope you are enjoying them as we are. You can play along HERE.
 I used Joy To The World for my card this month. The blossoms was perfect for the sizing. Colored them with Copic markers and scored around the edge panel. 
Layered onto some scrap designer paper with an added scallop edge. Added to the base and then my scattered sequins. Voila! Hope you have a wonderful day.

Friday, January 22, 2021

Pop up Mr. and Mrs.

Happy Friday! Earlier this week I shared the bridal shower card I made for some friends wedding coming up. Now I am sharing the wedding card that will go with the gifts. Can't wait to be able to attend normal functions again with loved ones I tell you. Sniff... sniff... Enough cryin onto my card. I used Dream Wedding again which is retired. However the cake and some sentiments are available in digital format called Fancy Flower Cake

The bride is a huge pop up card fan and all the Hallmark ones are a huge hit with her. It was only right that I created my own version of one using the Surprise box die. Now that I think about it for the shower card I could of used the purse die too. Oh rats... too late to fit one in now. ha!  Anyways... colored up several of the items in the set with Copic markers. Delicately cut around each of them so they could be inside the box. Added some ODBD designer paper to the box layers and some pearls to finish it off. Voila!  Turned out super cute and I know she will love it. 

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

For the bride

Morning. It is still a difficult time for those getting married and I wish we were able to attend a wedding this coming week. For now a card and gift will have to do.  :-(  The colors are inspired by the wedding invitation that we received. Brides are always impressed... the groom's not so much. ha ha!  This one is for the bridal shower gift. 

The set used is called Dream Wedding which is retired. Still a wonderful wedding set to have on hand. 
The shoes are stamped and colored with Copic markers. I then cut around them and popped the right one up with a dimensional over the other shoe. Used some of my last few flowers that my sweet friend Pat made me years ago. They are only used on special occasion cards. ;-)  
 The designer paper is from a ODBD paper pack, with some flourished die cuts added. Sparkles and pearls and voila! Friday I will have the card for the wedding to share with you. Thanks for stopping by. 

Monday, January 18, 2021

Woot woot keep it up

Happy Monday! It has been super stressful the last few weeks and I honestly really needed a day to just sit and color. And who wouldn't want to color these guys? This stamp was called Geronimo and I am not sure its available anymore. Still one of the cutest ones I have. They are colored using Copic markers. The designer paper was the color inspiration with the peach tones. Some texture added to the base layer. Some sparkle to the petals and my sentiment. This is to cheer a special person on to keep going and that I am proud of them. :-)  Thanks for stopping by. 

Friday, January 15, 2021

Pure Fragrance

Morning! Pure joy in coloring this digi called Pure Fragrance. Check out the PP Blog for inspiration and details Marcy has for you using Pure Fragrance.

I printed this large to cover most of the base of the card front. Who doesn't like large blooms anyways. :-)   hee hee  Kept this rather simple in too so the focus is the image.
Colored with Copic markers and just added a simple black little panel behind the left edge. A few pearls and then some sparkles to finish if off. Voila

Check out the Bloom Brigades creations:

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Soft Sympathy thoughts

As I mentioned on Monday I had to create several sympathy cards in December for friends and I am sharing those with you now. These have a little more feminine side to them. 
My first one is with Strong and Beautiful flower, but the sentiment is from Soothing Sympathy set both of which are retired. They are really good sets for this type of card so I hang onto them.  Not sure why the picture kept turning out blurry, sorry about that. The base designer paper is from the pack called Pretty Pink Peonies. Wrapped some pink ribbon across the right side and added a few jewels. 

The second one is with Soothing Sympathy where I stamped the flower along the panel and colored with soft colors. Layered onto the base and a simple ribbon bow on the left side. 

My last one is letting the designer paper do all the work for me. This is another piece from the Pretty Pink Peonies paper pack. All I had to do was stamp the sentiment in the middle and a few layers onto the base. 

Now I really hope that I do not have to create anymore of these cards. So everyone stay well and healthy please.  :-)  Have a great day. 

Monday, January 11, 2021

Warm Sympathy thoughts

Good morning. Early in December I had to create a few sympathy cards for some friends who lost family members. It is hard enough when a friend loses a loved one and not any easier to create a card for them. Not wanting to post them in December I am sharing those with you now. 
My first one is using Prairie Cheer (which is retired now) that is stamped in toffee ink and matching card stock. A simple scored border around the edge with some wrapped twine and button at the top. Added to chocolate base and then my sentiment circle. 

My second one is using Daffodils (only the digital version available) that I stamped with gumball ink onto white cardstock. Before I layered the die cut edge on the left I did distress the edges and then layered onto the base. 

Both of these I was trying to work with a more masculine theme since they were for men who had lost a loved one. Neither one of these turned out quite like I had hoped but my thoughts and prayers were with our friends regardless. Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, January 8, 2021

Just a note

Happy Friday. A quick note today using Serene Scenes stamp set. These blooms are just beautiful and I enjoyed coloring them this week. Several Copic markers used on this image. 

A little faux stitching around the edge of the designer paper and layered onto the base. Added some textured swiss dots (still my favorite years later) to the crimson square. Then my sentiment and some sparkles to the blooms. Voila! 
Hope you have a great weekend!

Check out the Bloom Brigades creations today:

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Fresh oranges

Morning! I am finally getting to a few of the cards I had completed and just didn't get to posting. This one is using Aloe and Oranges. My thought was this fresh feeling with a little bit of the orange gingham paper for the background. Not quite like I had pictured it turning out and will have to give it another attempt someday. 

After the image was colored with Copic markers I used one of my favorite edge Spellbinders dies for the left side. No sparkles added to this one just a few enamel dots and voila. Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, January 4, 2021

Krafty fragrance

Good morning. Was your New Year's weekend as successful as mine? I did a pretty good purge/clean of the house and just about every room or cupboard. I would say we were very successful and felt like we accomplished a lot. Starting off 2021 on a more hopeful and clean note.  :-)  

How about a floral note today. This is Pure Fragrance that is printed on kraft paper and colored with Prisma colored pencils. Still needing to work on my colors and blending with these pencils. 

There are so many videos out there on colored pencils and after I watch them I always give it a try. This is one I did a few weeks back and just now am posting. Simple layer of designer paper onto white and added to the kraft base. Had two tags punched n the bin so I added one to the top and one to the edge. A few enamel dots and my sentiment tag to complete. Looking at this I can tell I need to watch more videos and practice more once again. ha ha  Have a wonderful day!