Wednesday, September 20, 2017

MFT Innovation Master Superstar

Since there were 3 different categories in the superstar contest, I thought I might as well try all 3.  I decided to enter this card in the 2017 Card Design Superstar contest. The 3rd category was Innovation Master which means an interactive card of some kind. 

For my card today I started with the cute little stamp set called Fierce Friends
I had seen this tutorial online about a folded card and have been wanting to try it for a long time.  So I started with an 8 x 8" piece of brown cardstock and first scored 2" all the way around.  Once you see the inside you will see where else I scored.  I then cut out 12 pieces of 1 3/4" x 1 3/4" pieces of vanilla cardstock and stamped away with different stamps for the Fierce Friend Stamp set.  This is what the inside looked like.

This was such a fun card to make and will continue to make more.

Thanks for stopping by to see my card and thanks also to My Favorite Things for having this wonderful contest.

Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

I am on a roll making cards for the Fall Coffee Lovers Bloghop.  Such a great bloghop and I am having so much fun bringing out my coffee stamps.
For this card I took a piece of 4" x 5 1/4" watercolor cardstock and stamped the dry embossed the Lawn Fawn leaves and then used watercolor crayons to color in the images.  I then stamped a coffee cup stamp from  Papertrey Ink.  The sentiment is also from the Papertrey Ink Set.  

Thanks for stopping by and be sure and check out the blog with all the fantastic sponsors and other creation people who have made a project for this hop.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

 I am definitely going with a record of 3 posts in one day.  I made another card for the Fall Coffee Lovers Bloghop.

For this card I took a piece of 4" x 5 1/4" vanilla cardstock and stamped the various fall leaves from the Close To My  Heart fall leaf set.  I then stamped a couple coffee stamps from the coffee cup Papertrey Ink set.  The sentiment is from The Angel Company that is no longer in business.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure and check out the blog with all the fantastic sponsors and other creation people who have made a project for this hop.

Mystery Image #42

I am a day late in posting my card for our challenge this month.  Gosh, where does the time go? 
The image was selected by LJ this month and it is from the Stampin Up Countryside set.  I colored the image with my copic markers and developed my card.

Thanks LJ for a great challenge.

Prickley Pear Wheelbarrow Full of Pumpkins

Hello on this gorgeous fall like day.  Since today is Tuesday it is time for a post using Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps.  The leaves are just starting to turn here in Kansas and it is getting to be pumpkin time around here.  Have you noticed all the pumpkin flavored drinks available now?


For my card today I used the fun stamp set called Wheelbarrow Full of Pumpkins and Golden Pumpkin. I stamped these images on Neenah Classic Craft paper and then colored them with my copic markers.  I then added a few embellishments.

Be sure and check out the Prickley Pear blog and see what some of the other design team members created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Coloring Virtuoso MFT Card

One of my favorite things to do is to color with my zig watercolor markers.  Coloring always brings me such peace and reminds me of my childhood where I could just sit for hours with my crayons and color.   I decided to enter this card in the 2017 Card Design Superstar contest.  They have 3 categories and this card was for the Coloring Virtuoso Category
I seem to always go for my favorite stamp set from My Favorite Things called Funky Flowers

I first stamped several of the flowers on a piece of 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" watercolor paper.  I also stamped the leaves and large flower on a piece of watercolor paper.  I then colored all the images with my zig watercolor markers (flowers - peach pink and yellow, leaves - mid green).  I then fussy cut the large flower and leaf bunches out.  I then cut a piece of pink cardstock at a diagonal to give it a different look.  For the sentiment, I used the Celebrate Your Special Day from LJD Birthday Greetings stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by to see my card and thanks also to My Favorite Things for having this wonderful contest. 
Saturday, September 16, 2017

Clean and Simple Funky Flowers

I have always been a fan of Clean and Simple cards.  I guess because the focus is directly on the object you have colored.  I decided to enter this card in the 2017 Card Design Superstar contest.  They have 3 categories and this card was for the Clean & Simple Genius category
For my card I pulled out one of my all time favorite floral sets from My Favorite Things called Funky Flowers
I colored the flower with my copic markers (V17, V15 & V12).  I then colored the leaves with my copic markers (YG17, YG13, YG11).  I outlined the flower and leaves with BG000 copic marker.   I then decided to use my Kind Thanks stamp for the sentiment.  I used my corner punch to cut each bottom corner and then put a navy gem in the center.  I also to a white pen to highlight the enter circle.

I loved how this card turned out and I love using my Funky flowers set.  Thanks so much for stopping by my blog.
Friday, September 15, 2017

Fall Coffee Lovers Bloghop

Fall is my favorite time of year with the beautiful colors of the leaves, the fresh smell of fall and those delicious pumpkin flavored drinks.  How can you not love it.  I decided to make a card in honor of the Fall Coffee Lovers Bloghop.
I recently had purchased this die set from Cottage Cutz called Build-A-Grapevine Wreath and decided I wanted to use it for the background.  I cut all the pieces out in various colors of card stock and started building my wreath.  I adhered this to a piece of designer paper from Echo Park The Story of Fall.  I then stamped out a coffee cup from the Prickley Pear Coffee Cup Clear Set.  I then took a piece of 1/2" vanilla cardstock and stamped blessings which is from a Paper Trey Ink set I had.  So a real combination of alot of different stamps but I loved the way it turned out.
Thanks for stopping by and be sure and check out the blog with all the fantastic sponsors and other creation people who have made a project for this hop.


Dueling Darlings

Well it is the 15th and that means it is time for the Dueling Darlings challenge.  Today's challenge is about one of my favorite subjects "Chocolate".  Terry and Terry came up with this great idea.



The image is Chocolate Moment - Lounging Lady by Penny Black.  I also used the following on my card.
The Paper Studio Doily
The Paper Studio Mirabelle Floral Design Paper
My Art C Brass Embellishment
28 Lilac Lane button and sequins
Recollections faux pearls
SU Baker's Twine
SU Purely Pomegranate Ribbon

I also used some chocolate images for the inside of my card.  Not such a clear picture but wanted to give you a feel of what I did on the inside.
Be sure and check out some of the other designers on my team and see what they came up with.

Darlene ** The World According to Bijou
Debbie ** The Ink Igloo
Jeanette ** Cre8tive Play: It's Cheaper than Therapy
Paola ** blog That's Amore! (SAMA - Homemade Cards, Rubber Stamp Art, & Paper Crafts - Splitcoaststampers.com Please check her gallery!
Shelly ** My creative rumblings
Terry A ** For now, here's her gallery: Splitcoaststampers Member Galleries - PurplePansy26 - Handmade Cards & Crafts
Terry L ** It's Totally Terry
Thursday, September 14, 2017

Inky Paws Challenge #55

I have found that I am loving stamps by Newton's Nook Designs.  I decided to make another card using their sketch challenge this week.

I have always liked the challenge of a sketch challenge because everyone has such different concepts from the sketch. Be sure and check out the bi-weekly Inky Paws Challenge.

For my card I used the stamp set called Chicken Scratches.  I have always loved this set and decided to pull it out and use it.  I stamped the chicken wire from the set on the background of the circle with gray ink.  I stamped the chickens on a separate piece of paper and fussy cut them out and placed them in front of the chicken wire after coloring them with my copic markers.  I also stamped the grass and the chicken feet at the bottom of the circle.

So thanks for stopping by and check out some of the adorable stamps at Newton's Nook Designs.
Monday, September 11, 2017

PIP Challenge #1737

PIP Challenge 1737
Sponsored by Fred She Said

It's Monday and time for another challenge over at Pammie's Inky Pinkies Blog.   I can never have enough Christmas cards when it is time to mail them so I was thrilled to make another Christmas card using an image from Fred She Said.  I used the image "Nuthatch Digi" for my card and I have to say this is one of my favorite images.  Of course I love birds of all kinds at this little guy was no exception. 
What I love about the digital images is that you can size them any way you want them.  So after printing this off I colored the image with my copic markers and then cut it out with a circle die.  I used the scalloped circle for the black to bring out the colors in the image.  

Thanks to Fred she Said for sponsoring us this week. 
Friday, September 8, 2017

Inky Paws Challenge

I recently have come across a stamp company that I absolutely love.  It is Newton's Nook Designs.  Could it be because of the orange cat on their labeling?  Not sure but I do love their stamps.  I had recently purchased "Newton's Curious Christmas" and decided to have some fun with this stamp set.

I stamped out the cat and snow man and started coloring with my copic markers.  I then cut it out with an oval die and added the No Peeking sentiment.

I noticed that there is a bi-weekly Inky Paws Challenge.  The theme this week is to use polka dots.  You will see several in my design papers which is Comfort and Joy from My Mind's Eye.

So thanks for stopping by and check out some of the adorable stamps at Newton's Nook Designs.

Crafters of Faith

Today I am showing you a card I made for a challenge on Splitcoast Stampers.  I am in a group called Crafters of Faith and each month someone selects a theme.  Judy selected the theme this month.  She selected Ephesians 2:8-10 for her inspiration.  "For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith - and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God - not by works, so no one can boast.  For we our God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do".  Judy wanted  us to create a card celebrating a birth or another great gift God has bestowed on us.


I decided to use grateful as my theme because I am forever grateful for every gift God bestows on me every day. 

I embossed the Stampin Up vintage leaf with god embossing powder on clear acetate.  I then used distress inks to show colors through the acetate.  I wish I would of had a stamp that wasn't so full so you could actually see the colors.  The grateful was a Technique Tuesday die I had and I used the gold embossing powder on it also.

Thanks Judy for a great challenge.
Thursday, September 7, 2017

Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps September Release Day 3

Well today is the third and last day of posts from the new release stamps from Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps.  But you still will be seeing creations throughout the month I have made.  Today I am back to halloween.  Halloween to me was all about the candy.  Yes I have a big sweet tooth.
I started this card with a 4 x 5 1/4" piece of white cardstock.  I then sponged purple and gray ink lightly over the stamp.  I stamped the Witch with Cauldron and colored it with my copic markers.  I did the same with the Bat in the Moon stamp.  I then cut out the Spiderweb Gate Die and adhered it to the side of my card.  The sentiment is from the Halloween Banner Set.  What a fun card to make.  I love creating backgrounds for my spooky cards.

This was another fun Halloween card to make.  I started by stamping the Skeleton ATC on the orange background piece.  I then stamped Frank on a piece of copic friendly paper and colored with with my copic markers.  Doesn't he look spooky?  HA!  The sentiment is from the Halloween Banner Set which I find myself using alot just for the sentiments.  But I love the banners also.  

Be sure and check out the Prickley Pear Blog and see what the other design team members created with this new release.   I will be back tomorrow with more fun cards that I have made with the new release stamps.

Prickley Pear is offering FREE SHIPPING until Sunday on your entire purchase (minimum $15). Please just enter the code FREESHIP when you check out!

I decided to enter this card in a couple challenges.  
Hand Stamped Sentiments - Inspiration Challenge
Through the Craft Room - Anything Goes
Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps September Release

I hope you are enjoying the September release of new stamps from Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps.  I know I sure have been having a ball using them for cards.  Today I am going away from the Halloween Stamps and using a couple other really cute stamp sets. 
This was a fun Christmas Card I made I used the Merry Christmas Sentiment and the Santa and Reindeer Stamp.  I just took a piece of white cardstock and cut in curvy to look like hills.  I then stamped Merry Christmas at the bottom of the card.  I used my copic markers to color the image. 
Prickley Pear has another fun Clear Stamp set called Tea Set.  I am always amazed at how many different stamps you get in a set.  I colored the imaged with my copic markers and then fussy cut them out and put in 1 1/4 " squares of designer paper.

Remember Prickley Pear is offering FREE SHIPPING until Sunday on your entire purchase (minimum $15). Please just enter the code FREESHIP when you check out!


You can see all of the New Release stamps when you go to Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps and then click on New Releases.  Be sure and check out their blog also to see what the other design team members came up with.
Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps New Release

I couldn't be more excited today because I get to post pictures of a couple of cards I have made with the new release from Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps.  They really knocked it out of the park with this release.  If you are a fan of Halloween and Christmas stamps, this is the release for you. 
You all know I am a cat lover so of course the cards I am showing today have different cat images that can be used many ways.  The card above I used the stamps Scratch the CatCat on Limb, and Allie the Cat.  The sentiment is from the Halloween Banner Set. I colored all the cats with copic markers and then cut them in to squares and used a scalloped square to highlight the cats.

Because I loved each and every stamp that was sent to me this release, I decided to show another card I made.  The card uses the Bat Kitty and the Halloween Banner Set.  I started with a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of gold paper and then stamped the BOO and the cat face all over the background from the Halloween Banner Set.  I then stamped the cat banner and cut a strip of black paper to match for the bottom of the card.  I then used the Flourish Oval Nesting Die with black cardstock for the outline of the image.  I used the scallop oval nesting die to cut the image out. The image with colored with my copic markers.

Be sure and check out the Prickley Pear Blog and see what the other design team members created with this new release.   I will be back tomorrow with more fun cards that I have made with the new release stamps.

Prickley Pear is offering FREE SHIPPING until Sunday on your entire purchase (minimum $15). Please just enter the code FREESHIP when you check out!

I have decided to enter my cards in the following challenges:
Artistic Inspirations Challenge - Anything Goes 
Hiding in My Craft Room - Fall Colors



Thursday, August 31, 2017

Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps

Today Team 1 is up in posting projects for the Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps Blog.  Be sure and check out some of the other great creations from the team.  For my card today I decided to go vintage.
I stamped this adorable image "Bailey" which is a rubber stamp on watercolor paper.  I then used my zig watercolor markers to color the image.  Isn't she adorable.  To me she is so vintage.   Have you been to the Prickley Pear store recently.  Check out their inventory.  
Monday, August 28, 2017

Challenge Your Stash

Well it is time again for Challenge Your Stash.  This is a group I participate in with Splitcoast Stampers.  It is such a fun challenge because I get to use what I have.  And we all know I would never need to go to another craft store in my life and still have plenty of supplies to make any card.  This months challenge was to make your own background.  We were not allowed to use any designer paper.  Guess that means I won't be dipping in to my paper stash.  But this is one of my favorite challenges because I love making my own backgrounds.
 I started by stamping the flower with Archivers Black Ink on Watercolor paper and then using a clear embossing powder to make the black lines stand up a bit.  The stamp set I used was "You've Got This" by Stampin Up.  The sentiment is also from that stamp set.  I then masked around the edges with tape and started sponging around the edges inside the box.  I used Distress Inks Wild Honey and Gathered Twig.  With the tape still on there, I stamped a few background stamps with Soft Suede Ink.  These were from Gorgeous Grunge and Timeless Textures from Stampin Up.

So thanks to Darlene for a great challenge.  I loved it. 

PIP Challenge #1735

PIP Challenge 1735
Sponsored by Sasayaki Glitter
http://sasayakiglitter.blogspot.com  



Time again for another challenge over at Pammie's Inky Pinkies Blog.  This week is being sponsored by Sasayaki Glitter.  Be sure and visit their site because they have such adorable digital images.
I had fun with my image called Tea Mouse.  I thought this was such an adorable image.  I started out by selecting my designer paper (From Stampin Up) and then colored the image to match the paper.  I used a few stickles on the cupcakes to add a little glitter.  Remember Anything Goes at PIP Challenges.  Why don't you join us with your creation?  And a special thanks to Sasayaki Glitter for sponsoring us this week.
 
Friday, August 18, 2017

Unidentified Swap Image #33

Today is the day we get to reveal our creation for the challenge on SCS.  This image was selected by Linda.  I think I liked this image so well because I got to do lots of coloring.  This is a coloring stamp from Hampton Arts.





Thanks Linda for a great challenge.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Dueling Darlings

Here it is the 15th of the month which means it is time again for another Dueling Darlings Challenge.  This month Carol and Shelly came up with the theme.  The theme this month is "Outdoors".  This is right down my ally since my husband is a bag fisherman. The images are from Clear Dollar Stamps.
 And the inside of the card.



Be sure and check out what some of my team mates came up with.

Darlene ** The World According to Bijou
Debbie ** The Ink Igloo
Jeanette ** Cre8tive Play: It's Cheaper than Therapy
Paola ** blog That's Amore! (SAMA - Homemade Cards, Rubber Stamp Art, & Paper Crafts - Splitcoaststampers.com Please check her gallery!
Shelly ** My creative rumblings
Terry A ** For now, here's her gallery: Splitcoaststampers Member Galleries - PurplePansy26 - Handmade Cards & Crafts
Terry L ** It's Totally Terry

Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps

Today is a fun theme for Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps Blog.  The theme is Round About.

I started out my card by cutting out several circles.  I used the Scalloped circle die to cut out the green.  This is such a beautiful die.  The flowers are both from the Flowers-Clear Stamp Set.  The sentiment and stamped image in the center is from the Circles Set - Sentiments.  I used Distress Ink around all of the edges of the images to give it an antique look.  What a fun card this turned out to be.  Be sure and check out the Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps store because their inventory is amazing.  I am always finding things I must have in their store.  
Monday, August 14, 2017

PIP Challenge #1733



Time again for another challenge from Pammie' Inky Pinkie Challenges.  This week we are being sponsored by MHK Designs.  I am amazed at the talent that Mynn has in creating her wonderful digital stamps.  Love her designs.

For my card today I decided to use an image from her Butterfly Elements Digital Stamp set.


I colored the image with my copic markers.  The sentiment is from the same set.

So join us at PIP Challenges and as usual Anything Goes.
Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps

Today over at the Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps blog, the theme is "Butterflies".   I started out thinking this will be an easy theme because Butterflies are just one of my favorite things.
I started out by first using my Butterfly Die and cutting out several butterflies.  I then stamped them using the buttterfly stamp from the Dragonflies 2 Clear Stamp Set.  I decided that I wanted to do a little different card so I cut out a piece of cardstock 5 1/2 inches x 4 1/4".  I folded it in half to make an A2 card and then trimmed off 2 inches of the card.  This made it look like the butterflies were flying.  What a fun card to make.  
Monday, August 7, 2017

Crafters of Faith

Today is the day to post for the Crafters of Faith Challenge group that I am in on Splitcoaststampers.  This group of wonderful Christian ladies have joined this group to use scripture in our inspiration for our project.

August is Lynn's month to serve as hostess of this challenge.  She has selected for her inspiration the  scripture James 1:17 --- Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. We have been encouraged to make a card that celebrates life's simple pleasures which bless our days with joy and beauty and meaning in the cards they create.  Too me life's little pleasures are the flowers we see outside every day.

So for my card I chose a floral set called In Bloom from Papertrey Ink.  I fussy cut the florals out and I stamped with Versamark Ink on the peach colored paper to give it a little background.  
Monday, July 31, 2017

PIP Challenge #1731

It's time again for another challenge over at Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenges.  This week's challenge has a little twist to it.  The theme is Circles and is sponsored by Di's Digi Stamps.  She has the most adorable digital stamps.  You must go to her store and check it out. 
I chose to use one of Di's Digi Stamps called "Little Mouse". 

I decided to make a circle card since this was the theme this week.  I colored this adorable mouse and flowers with my copic markers and just started adding circle.  So fun.  Let's see your circles for this round.
Saturday, July 29, 2017

Freshly Made Sketches #298

I have another Christmas card to view today.  I found an adorable sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  
I always like to find unique ways to try on my cards.  I found this sketch alot of fun.
I started with a white 3.75 x 5" piece of cardstock. I then stamped the yellow background on the lower right hand corner using the Stampin Up "You've Got This" stamp.  I then put the green strip diagonally on the paper.  The santa was colored with my copic markers and I added a few Crystal Stickles to the fur on his coat and hat.  This stamp was from Recollections Christmas series.  The sentiment is from Jillian Vance Big Christmas Greeting.
Friday, July 28, 2017

MFT Challenge Sketch

I decided to do 2 posts in one day because I am on a roll with my Christmas cards.  I went to MFT Card Challenges to find this adorable sketch to work with.
Sketch Challenge 343 #mftstamps
For my card I used 2 images from the Recollections Christmas stamp set.  
This was such a fun card to make.  I colored the images with copic markers and added Crystal stickles to the areas where the snow was.  I fussy cut the penguin out and pop dotted him on to the card.  I used 2 oval dies to make the ring around the image.  The designer paper is from Stampin Up.  

Christmas Cards

If you can believe it, I have actually started working on Christmas cards.  I love to color these adorable images with my copic markers and it sits on my table waiting for inspiration.  Today  I went to the Cheerful Sketches Challenge blog for some inspiration.  I found this adorable sketch to use as a template.  


The stamp set I am using for my card is from Recollections Christmas line.  
The paper is from Stampin Up.  The Merry Christmas Die is from Lawn Fawn.  I hope you enjoy my card.  

Challenge Your Stash

Today is the 28th and that means it is time for Challenge Your Stash.  Carol was up this month and her challenge was  to make a Christmas card or item--think decoration.  I am a huge fan of making Christmas cards so this was fun for me. 
I started by cutting out using an ornament die.  I then used the opening for a stencil.  The tree branch is from a die I had from Memory Box.  I then stamped the image called Joyful Nativity by Stampin Up using Archivers black ink to get a good impression.  I then stamped the sentiment at the bottom which is from Jillian Vance.

Thanks Carol for a great challenge.