Friday, January 19, 2018

Grab a map Friday

Good  morning! Another Friday with our Power and Spark Grab a Map challenge for the month. I am enjoying the different designs and thought I would use Peony Muse for my card today. 

I stamped and colored my Peony onto white card stock, then cut around the flower to pop onto the base circle. I would have used the matching die, but I masked the leaves so I couldn't do that this time. Pierced and edge around the card base and then just a few enamel dots and some sparkle to finish it off. Voila! 

Be sure to check out the Bloom Brigades creations today:

  Christine Okken
Julie Koerber
  Katie Sims

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Candy Crush

Did you see Power Poppy posted the new challenge of the week? This week's Hues to Use colors are:

Not really candy crush like the game but the candy crush inspired colors today. I really couldn't pass up the hues this week if you couldn't of guessed. ha ha  I used Short Stacks for my creation today. Colored the image with various Copic markers and then die cut with a Spellbinders oval shape. I colored around the edge of the oval before I adhered it to the base.

Wrapped a ribbon around the top panel and then a few sequins for accents. Easy Peasy today! Have a wonderful day.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Sending puppy love

Is this guy just not totally cute? He is called Do It Up Right from Sassy Cheryl's and perfect for my sister's card today. She got a new puppy a few weeks ago and needless to say he is learning what he can do and not do still. I think she is loving the new fur baby but overly tired as well. She will get a kick out of this though. 

Not much to explain other than he is colored with Copic markers and then layered onto matching brown card stock. I pierced around the edges of the designer paper before layering it onto the card back. Added an old CTMH hardware piece to the edge and a paw print to the image panel. Easy Peasy today! Have a wonderful day.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Thanks so very much

Happy Friday! I am in the mist of more basketball games and in need of some stamping time.  :-) Not sure that is going to happen past this morning. ha ha  Our Power and Spark challenge for the month is Grab a Map from the Pagemaps site. 

Some wonderful sketches to choose from and I went with another one for my card today. 

Talk about springy and fresh, I do like how this turned out. My flower is from Vibrant Thanks stamp set that is on white card stock. My flowers are colored with Copic markers. My designer paper is from Authentique Latest and Greatest paper pack that I layered onto white and then the banana base. My heart die cut is using a retired WOJ die light. Some faux stitching to match the sketch I choose and a few enamel dots to the bottom.
These tiny butterflies are the remains of a die cut I have and make for perfect little accents. Some sparkle to the flower and Voila! Still trying to figure out this camera and having fun with it. This one isn't too bad I don't think? Any tips or things you find helpful would be wonderful news, so please share away.  :-)  

Be sure to check out the Bloom Brigades creations today:

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Valentine Take Out

These little take out boxes are so cute. When I bought them a few years ago I don't think it dawned on me how many I bought.  :-)  Time to get those things decorated and ready for Valentines day!

A very simple design using some designer paper for the base of the box front. I die cut a ODBD Die shape for the sentiment and sponged pink before the die was removed. Die cut a few hearts and popped those up on dimensionals to the sentiment panel. Added silver cord below the hearts tied into a bow. Some sparkle and jewels to finish off the front. Ribbon and cord to the handle and chocolates inside, Voila! 

Monday, January 8, 2018

House Mouse Tote

Good morning. How about a little House Mouse for you today? These little guys are always a joy to pull out and color with. This is a cute little tote that I used from the ODBD Die Card Daddy-Tote. My handles on the bag are adjustable and I covered the brad I used to make that possible with buttons for the front.  

These guys are colored with Copic markers and simply added to a pink layer of card stock. The arrow behind the heart is a tiny die from WOJ that is now closed. Sparkle was added to the heart and the stem/leaves of the image and some jewels. Voila! Now I have one gift tote done for Valentines day. Getting an early start this year.  :-) 
For Christmas I received a new Nikon 3400 Camera and a few lens. SWEET!!! However getting the hang of how this works is a little tricky. I have watched so many videos and tutorials that I think I am more confused than before. ha ha  Please have patience with me and my photo's as I am trying out different places and lighting to get the hang of this new camera.  :-)  Thanks for stopping by. 

Friday, January 5, 2018

Love meets Page Maps with Power Poppy

Well hello... Did you see the latest Page Maps card sketches? Becky has some fun card sketches for you to play with and Power Poppy joined in on the fun. Julie thought it would be fun to have our Power and Spark challenge this month using one of the sketches. So pick one of the new sketches and give it a whirl.

My sketch is using this one:

My first thought was using My English Rose and getting ahead start on some Valentine cards. This rose is actually part of the image with the square in the set. However I simple colored what I needed and then delicately cut around the image to pop on the card base. My designer paper has a scallop edge using ODBD Beautiful borders die. Some scrap paper was for the fish tale tags in the corner with some faux stitching to match the sketch. Then some sparkle and jewels to finish it off. Voila!

Check out the Power Poppy Blog for all the girls that played along with a sketch today! Don't forget to pick your sketch and enter it into the Power and Spark challenge this month.