Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Warm and Cozy Thoughts

Here's another card I made for Power Poppy's "Grab a Map" challenge this month. I used one of my newly acquired (and long coveted) digital stamp sets - "Get Wool Soon." Here's the sketch I chose to case:
Originally I thought to do this up in pinks, but then it took a different turn and I love how it turned out with the darker hues.
The sentiment inside is from the same set - there are three different selections with this particular image.
Supplies and Tools:
Dies/Punches: Dots Circle (Nellie Snellen), Lace Border Punch, Deep Edge Punch (Martha Stewart)
Inks: Prismacolor Pencils, Watercolor Markers, Walnut Stain Distress Oxide (Tim Holtz) 
Stamps: Get Wool Soon Digital Stamps set (Power Poppy), Hello Friend (Wordsworth)

This post linked to:
Power Poppy - Grab a Map
Paper Players - Color Challenge (I chose brown as my additional color)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes

Monday, January 15, 2018

Winter Wonderland

Today I'm sharing a blue and white winter scene I created using some of my favorite craft supplies! Instead of using just one brand of product, I combined colorburst, paints, and distress inks to get just the look I wanted.
For step by step instructions on creating this snowy card: visit today's post on the Cropstop blog.
Supplies and Tools:
Ultramarine Blue color burst (Ken Oliver), Blueprint Sketch Distress Ink (Tim Holtz), White Acrylic Paint, Sponge Daubers, Tree Punch (Martha Stewart), Evergreen Embossing Folder (Sizzix), Mounting Tape, Faux Snow, Deer Die (Unknown), Lg. Snowflake Punch (Martha Stewart), Sm. Snowflake Punch

This post linked to:
Allsorts Challenge - No Pattern Papers
Inspired by all the little things - Inspiration photo (below) -- inspired by forest/deer

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Dancing with Daffodils

This month the Power and Spark Challenge (over at Power Poppy) is to use a sketch. There are ten great sketches to choose from - the one I picked is below.  I turned the sketch sideways to create my cheery spring card.
My collection of Power Poppy digital stamps has really grown since discovering their store last year. I love when Marcella does her weekend sales.... Perfect time to add to my collection of gorgeous images!!
Seems like everyone is tired of winter already, so I thought maybe some bright and cheery daffodils would lift our spirits and make us think of warmer days just ahead!
Supplies and Tools:
Embossing: Moroccan Screen Embossing folder (Cuttlebug)
Dies/Punches: Labels 10 Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Martha Stewart Border Punch
Ink: Prismacolor Pencils, Watercolor Markers, Distress Ink (Salty Ocean, Cracked Pistachio), Sharpie Marker
Stamps: Dancing With Daffodils (Power Poppy)
Stencils: Mini Rosetta (TCW)

This post linked to:
Power Poppy - Power and Spark - Grab a Map  and  Hues To Use 
Allsorts Challenge - No Patterned Papers
Tuesday Throwdown - Layer it Up

Friday, January 12, 2018

Friends Like You

Today I'm sharing some gift tags (or bookmarks) I created with the newly released set of Graciellie Designs digital stamps called "Friends Like You.
This digital stamp set includes one beautiful bloom and four coordinating sentiments!
To create my front panel: I arranged the pretty bloom in a random pattern on a white background and layered one of her sentiments over the top. I printed a separate flower and colored it with Touch Five markers and added a few highlights with a white gel pen.
You can find these beautiful stamps (and many more beautiful designs) at Graciellie Designs.  I'm sure you'll enjoy browsing (and shopping!) in her Etsy store!
Supplies and Tools:
Dies: Holiday Greens Thinlits (Tim Holtz)
Embellishments: Baker's Twine, Washi Tape, Ribbon (Amuse Studio)
Ink: Touch Five Markers, White Gel Pen
Stamps: Friends Like You Digital Stamp Set (Graciellie Designs)

This post linked to:
Time Out Challenge - Thankful (I'm thankful for my friends!!)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
Shopping Our Stash - Out with the old in with the new (New digital stamp set)

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Mini Easel Card

Time for our January Tic Tac Toe Challenge over at  The House That Stamps Built.  Choose three items (across, down, or diagonally) to include on your creation, then come by the blog and link it up!
I chose to make a mini easel card using Pearls, Blue, and Thank You as my theme, and showcasing the Thanks a latte' stamps from Repeat Impressions.

For my coffee mug I:
  • stamped the smaller mug on white cardstock and designer paper
  • cut out the dp and paper pieced it over the front portion of my mug
  • colored in the handle and added "coffee" with Touch Five markers

 Remember to stop by the Repeat Impressions Store and check out all the beautiful stamps -- there's a 10% discount code for my blog readers posted on the sidebar.  Also, come by the The House That Stamps Built and join in the fun of each new weeks challenge! The first Wednesday of every month One lucky person will win a $25 Repeat Impressions Gift Certificate! You don't have to use RI stamps to play along, but if you do you'll get an extra entry in the random draw! The more you link up, the greater your chances of winning! So what are you waiting for.....come on over and showoff your creativity!

Check out what the other design team members created: 

Supplies and Tools:
Dies: Blossom Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Hello Doily Die Set (Sizzix), Scallop Square Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Tiny Tattered Florals (Tim Holtz)
Embellishments: Mini Pearls, Baker's Twine  
Ink: Touch Five Markers, Graphite Black Brilliance Ink (Tsukineko)
Stamps: 9303-P, Thanks a latte' (Repeat Impressions) 

This post linked to:
Tuesday Throwdown - Layer it ip
Shopping our Stash - Out with the old in with the new (new stamps)
Allsorts - Something New (New Stamps)

Monday, January 8, 2018

Dictionary Page Background

Today I'm sharing this somewhat funky background I created using an old dictionary page and some Tim Holtz distress products.
For step by step instructions on creating this card: Visit TODAY'S POST on the Cropstop blog.
Supplies and Tools:
Embellishments:  Petaloo Lace, Burlap String, Prima Flower, Candi Dot
Inks:  Distress Inks (Salty Ocean, Peacock Feather, Chipped Sapphire), Picket Fence Distress Stain, Versamark Watermark, Prismacolor Pencils, Midnight Black Embossing Powder
Papers: Dictionary Page, White Card-stock, Black Card-stock
Stamps: All Things are Possible (Heartfelt Creations), Little Birdies (Dina Wakley)
Tools: Heidi Swapp Stencil 

This post linked to:
Allsorts - Something New (New Stencil)
Stamping Sensations - cold and frosty colors
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes