Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Creative Confetti - All about the (Pumpkin) Spice

 
 Julie said it is all about the spice and to add some fall flavor to our carfting.  I just got this digital stamp this weekend and did not need to look any further.  I colored it up using the real images that Marcella showed us on her blog. 

 

At first I thought it would be overwhelming, but after I got started, it was relaxing and took very little time.  These fall colors are so bold and bright.  I will be entering this in the Creative Confetti for this week.
  Thanks so very much for taking time to drop in and leave a comment.  I really appreciate them.





Friday, September 14, 2018

Creative Confetti - Design in the Dark

Oh My goodness!  What ideas That Julie Korber has come up with.  This week, we are to stamp on dark cardstock and color.  You can find out more here.  Just scroll down until you see the Creative Confetti challenge.
 



I took out my darker gray cardstock and stamped the Chinese Lanterns on it and then colors with my Copic markers after using clear embossing powder to the image. I love this stamp set and colored in orange, it looks great with the gray.
Here is my card

Supplies:  Power Poppy stamp Sunny Harvest
Copic markers and gray card stock
Swiss dot embossing folder and Penny Black die Border Edgers

Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment, I really appreciate them. 
 

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Seize the Birthday - Use a Die Cut or Punch

Welcome to another great challenge here at Seize the Birthday!

 Our "Toppings" option this time is...

Use a Die Cut or Punch 




                           If you're not a toppings kinda person, well.....you can just
                                     stick with our usual "Anything Goes"Birthday!


                                                  The choice is yours!
Just remember to keep it a Birthday Theme!




For this challenge, I used a die cut that I have only used once before, but after this, I think I will be going to it more often.  I loved how this turned out.  Next time I will make a few minor changes.  
Here is my tag birthday card.  
This is how it looks closed and the front decorated.  


When you open the tag book, it looks like this.  You can decorate it any way that you like.
 I fussy cut the butterfly and flowers as they are older stamps 
and no die was available for them, but cutting works.

 A closer look at the inside.  I love the look of the hand sketched stamps. 

They were fun to color and I did quite a few of them and used them all. 
The YOU has glossy accents on it.  It really stands out that way. 

Here is what I used to make this tag book:
Karen Burniston tag book pop up
Gina K Designs YOU die
Simon says You Matter stamp ( sentiment on the front)
Stampin Up stamps Winged Things and Wonderful You.  I have had them for a long time.  
Distressed Oxidie inks and a stamp from Darkroom Door called scrip 


Be sure to check out the other design team inspirations for you too at Seize the Birthday. 



And Our Surprise Party Guest Marianne 
From Marianne's cards and stuff.  
 

I hope to see you on the blog this challenge and I do appreciate your wonderful comments.
 

Monday, September 10, 2018

Power and Spark Challenge - Hit the Books

There are two challenges going on at Power Poppy and I am going to make it my goal to join in every one of them.  This Challenge is not new and it has been going on for quite some time.  Each month a designer challenges us to step it up. Katie Sims is the host for this month and she has challenged us to Hit the Books. You can find out more Here.
 
Besides crafting, my other joy is to read and I am a member of several book clubs.   So I was happy to combine my love of books with crafting.  My mind went right to a stamp set that I have not used ever.  It is an old one and maybe only Marcie will remember it.  I bought it when she was designing for another company.  I only used one small stamp from it, but I will show you how I made it work.
                                                         Here is my card.


Do you see the small stamp on the lower left corner?  That is the one that I used for this card. I wanted to make a stack of books and with the masking method, that is entirely possible
 Here is the mask that I stamped and then cut out to place over the already stamped images.  I kept stamping more books until I got the stack that I was looking for.  Then I colored them with Copic markers and added the sentiment from the same stamp set.  By the way is was the Flourishes set called From the Desk of. I die cut the image with the Frantic stamper Stitched rectangles die and then cut another frame from blue cardstock.  I placed it a bit wonky on the base.  I think it looks like stacks of paper and added to the bookworm feel.  Thanks so much for stopping in and leaving a comment.  I sure do appreciate your taking time to do that.

Friday, September 7, 2018

Creative Confetti - Fab Finds



With the start of a new month, Creative Confetti has chosen a challenge that was REALLY a challenge for me.  We are to pick out a circular or catalog that inspired us and make a project.  Well, since so much is online now, we don't get the newspaper, so I had to dig out some catalogs and found one. It was called Costal Living and I really found several pictures that "spoke" to me.  I finally settled on this one that I love with the texture and soft fall colors of gray and blush orange. 
This is a calming picture and I was inspired by the texture in the quilt and the soft gray with a touch of black. I thought right away of a stamp set that I have not used yet.  
It think it worked well for these colors.  
Here is my card. 

I used the Feeling Fall stamp set by Marcella.  This is the first time I have used the cat and pumpkins.  I stamped in Antique Linen Distressed Ink for a no-line look, on watercolor paper.   Colored it with my distress markers. I used an EF that looked similar to the quilt and had to used several ink colors to get the tone of the quilt.  It is a bit darker than I wanted, but works.  I placed this panel on a layer of dark gray and then a base of light gray cardstock.  The black strip is from my stash and I have no idea what it was used for, but it is plastic and shiny and sticky.  It worked for the touch of black that I wanted.
 There will be a challenge each week for the next month and if you do them you will have four chances to win the prize.  Mostly I just love doing them for the creative fun. 
Thanks so much for stopping in to see more, I sure appreciate your comments and the time that you take to do them. 
 
 

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Double D Challenge - Let's "Pop" a Wheelie

It is that time of the month for another fun Challenge at Double D and the title is 
Let's "Pop" a Wheelie! 
Here is the mood board for your inspiration. 
 
You can do anything that has wheels! 
I made a fun card using a digital design from Tiddly Inks.  I love how this one turned out. 
  This digi is called Big Wheels and I printed in on X-press paper and colored with my Copic markers. The base is cardstock from Gina K Designs in the new color Tangerine Twist. I placed a panel of design paper from PTI called Autumn Abundance.  I cut the image with a die from Lil Inker, stitched circle, and also used some dies to enhance the card.  They are Spellbinder Scalloped Border Two and Marianne DesingsAnji's Square. (I sure am getting a lot of use out of that die.) The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted, a little Sentiment. 
 I added Wink of Stella to the wheels after highlighting with a B10 Copic.  
They look like they are spinning. Also note the matching envelope that makes this even better.

Here is the prize that a random winner will get.  
Be sure to see what the other team members have done for your inspiration today, You will not be disappointed. Thanks for stopping here and I do love your comments. Enjoy, and I will see you soon. 

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Seize the Birthday - Rainbows

Hey Gang, It is time for another challenge at Seize the Birthday!  This is the third one for this month and it will be for two weeks, as always.  Boy, this summer is going fast and  soon school will be back if not already.  So lets get to it, we have a topping with this challenge.
Our "Toppings" option this time is..Strips
If you're not a toppings kinda person, well.....you can just
stick with our usual "Anything Goes"Birthday!

Just remember to keep it a Birthday Theme!  
 
I have to tell you that this card was sort of an accident.  I made the rainbow panel and stamped the flowers and sentiment on it.  Then let it lay on my workbench.  I got another idea to make a rainbow of colored hearts, and after doing that, it just fell on the top of the first card and I loved it.  This is what I went with. 
 Suppies to make this card: Watercolors, GKD a Year of Flowers 3, Stately Flowers 8 for the sentiment and Simon Says die, Heart Parade 

Be sure to check out the other design team inspirations for you too at 
 Seize the Birthday. 
And Our Surprise Party Guest Trina Pram  
I hope to see you on the blog this challenge and I do appreciate your wonderful comments.  

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Creative Confetti - Get in Shape


This is the last challenge for this month at Creative Confetti.  There was a different suggestion each week and they all when into one monthly challenge.  I entered every week!  Just because I love to color the images that Marcie designs and the team certainly challenged me.  How about you?  
There is still time to enter.  For this week we are to put a shape into our card.  Julie describes how to do that with the digital images.  You can see that Here.
I did do a digital image and the sentiment as well, but I think my method was a bit different from Julie's, but it worked.  Not telling you how I did mine.  But it did involve a digital eraser.  Lol
Ok, enough talk here is my card. 
 I printed the digital Geraniums and used the sentiment from Flower Bomb.  I hand drew in the border on the rectangle shape.  Since I got this to work quite quickly, I didn't want to take a chance on losing it.
Using my favorite Copic markers for pinks and greens, I began to color it.  I took me an hour of fun and relaxing to complete it.  Then I added it to a base of GKD Fresh Asparagus cardstock and a border that a friend sent to me.  It was the outtake from a PTI die.  I use everything.  A bit of gold GKD cord on the side.  I used the techniques that I learned from taking the Kit and Clowder classes.  
Thanks for stopping by, I love your comments and appreciate them. 

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Creative Confetti

I'm catching up here with the fun at Power Poppy.  
Creative confetti is a new challenge that will last for a month and each week, 
there will be a different challenge.  
The first week was You're a Gem, let the color of your birthstone inspire your next creation.   
I just had a birthday and for the month of August the birthstone is Peridot. 

Image result for peridot stone

Here is my card inspired totally by the peridot.
 I printed out this digital Sunflower Power stamp on my laser jet printer.  That means that I can send it through a laminator and use foil on it.  That is just what I did using green foil. Then I stayed in the monotone and colored it with green markers like my Peridot. I die cut some frames and a Lattice edger to add to the front panel. 

 Here you can see some of the shine. This baby shines like the gemstone that it was inspired by.  
I will be entering this in the Creative Confetti - You're a Gem.  
Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.  I do appreciate that very much. 
 
 

Creative Confetti - Back to School

Dig into your kiddo's school supplies and use at least 3 items on your card.  That is the challenge for this week.  And here we go.  My kiddos are grown and don't live at home anymore.  But I do have two grandchildren that live close and I keep a drawer of crafting supplies for them at my house.  I flew over to the drawer and pulled out some things that may help me on this one. 
 I found a pack of papers and I pulled out the one that you see here.  
I used the frame from the top of the sheet. 
These are the other supplies that I used on this card.  Markers, Gell pens, and water color paints. 
Here is what I got! 
I stamped the Short Stacks on to watercolor paper and colored it with the markers, and watercolor paints.  Then used the gel pens to color the designs on each cup.  They really sparkle, wish you could see it in the picture.  I may have found a new media.  A border of blue that matches the base and a few pearls from my stash finished the project. 
I am entering this in the New Power Poppy Creative Confetti - Back to School challenge

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes

This is the second challenge in the month of August, it is for two weeks, that means there will be another one this month. What fun, three times to create for us this month.  

Here is my card, it is fun to just go with anything that you that you want.
 I got a new embossing folder and it was what I started with for this card.  It is the Sizzix 3-D Botanical.  After embossing it, I ran a Tourquise Sea ink pad over it.  Then die cut some flowers and leaves from the Stamp up Botanical Builder in Vellum and silver papers.
 The sentiment is from two different sets, GKD Stately Flowers and MFT Adorable Elephants. Heat embossed on a vellum tag.  I added a matching envelope from GKD and finished the inside too.  I should have taken a picture of that. I had extra flowers and leaves that I didn't want to waste.  

Be sure to check out the other design team inspirations for you too at Seize the Birthday. 

And Our Surprise Party Guest Trina Pram  
I hope to see you on the blog this challenge and I do appreciate your wonderful comments.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Creative Confetti - Get that Glow

Ally Cope shared a video on how to add sunshine to your coloring.  She did the Hellebore & Hyacinth stamp set and I did the XL Tiger Lily.  I searched the internet for different colors and found one that I liked in violets and did this one.
I was really surprised at how much sun I got to reflect off of these petals. 
Here is how Ally Cope did it. 
I used the XL Tiger Lily and the sentiment is from Power Poppy stamp, called Simply Camellias.  
I sure like the font.  
The Copic colors are V01, V04, V05, V06, C7, C5 and for the leaves YG67, YG63 and C7.
I am entering this in the challenge this week at Power and Poppy called Creative Confetti
 
This is just a quick post today and I thank you for stopping in, I appreciate your comments. 

Double D Challenge - Moon and Stars

We are half way through August and soon all of the kids/grandkids will be going back to school.  Boy, how this summer has gone by so fast.  I feel like I was back in school and dreading the start of the new school year.  I guess that means that this summer has been busy and we have had a lot of fun.
                                           
I sure hope that you have some time for this challenge as it was a fun one and there is a prize as always.  The mood board for this one is fabulous and I took my inspiration from the upper left panel.
 I started with a Sue Wilson Die, Australian Collection background.  This was actually for another card that I ended up not using.  On the front panel, I used Distress Ink in Salty Ocean and Black Soot to make my night sky.  Then I used two stencils that I had with GKD white ink to add the moon and the stars.  The Stencil for the stars was one that I made a while ago on my Cameo.  

 This little fairy is from My Favorite Things Pure Innocence Fairy Girl.  I colored her up and used pop dots to add her to the front of the card.  All of the stars have Wink Of Stella on them along with her wings. Another fun and easy card to make.  It will go in my stash for a future birthday card.
 Here is the prize for this challenge.
                                           
Be sure to check out the other Design Team blogs to see that they have done for your inspiration. 
 Thanks for your comments, they sure do make my day. Enjoy!

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Power and Spark Challenge August

Wow, when they took off the lid on this Power and Spark inspiration was a doozer.  I really had to think about this one.  But I finally got something that I want to share with you. 



We are to make a project that is inspired by a favorite corner in your home.   It did not take long to know what corner that I wanted to do, but it was hard to find a stamp to convey it. I will let you be the judge on this one. 
Here is a corner of our family room where you will find us every fall Sunday watching Football.  
Go Packers!  Oops, I am digressing again. Was I yelling?  Sorry!  
Here is that corner. 

I decided to be inspired by the soothing colors of the wall, 
 white roses and the plate and candle.  
Here is my card 
That gray-blue was hard to copy, but I got close. 
Supplies:
Charcoal Brown card stock from GKD
Flower Bomb from Power Poppy a digital stamp
Frantic Stamper stitched rectangles die
Die-Namics Hello die
Copic marker and white Prismacolor pencil
Wink of Stella 
Partial die cutting with a Spellbinder scalloped circle die, then I fussy cut the rest of the image. 

Hope that you like this, I am pretty Ok with it.  It will be entered in the Power and Spark Challenge for August. 
Thanks for stopping by, I do appreciate your comments! 
 

 

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Seize the Birthday - Water


 
Here it is the month of August,  and it is time for another two-week challenge at 
Seize the Birthday!
This time there is a topping and it is Water.

 If you're not a toppings kinda person, well.....you can just
stick with our usual "Anything Goes"Birthday!
Here is my first example for you.   Yes, I made two cards.  
 This card has big rain drops on a background of alcohol ink and Yupo paper.  The stamps used for it are Water Effect, Designs by Ryn.  Flower and hummingbird are Gina K Designs, Hello Friend and Stamper's Favorite.  The scalloped rectangle dies in Memory box.

I put some glossy effects on some of the drops.  


I thought that I would show you the first card that I did.  I was experimenting with alcohol inks and papers.   This card has two layers Yupo on the bottom and over the top acetate, both done with alcohol inks. 
I added the Whale from Clearly Besotted Whale Done and the sentiment from MFT Magical Dragon. Can you see the waves, I stamped them with MFT Otterly Love You stamp.  

Trina Pham is our new Surprise Party Guest for the next few months.   

Check her blog out and see what she has in her closet
Be sure to see what the rest of the design team has for you at Seize the Birthday!

Thanks for stopping in!  Enjoy and I will be looking for your creative entries.