Friday, December 2, 2016

Candycane Gift


Happy Friday and welcome to the December Power and Spark challenge this month. Christine is our host with a fun Sweet Treats challenge. You know I am all over this challenge. Perfect time to get those little gift sets done or even something for yourself. hee hee Be sure to link your creations back over on the PP Blog so we can see your treats. 


Played with the newest digi called Candy Cane Classic. I really like these three candy canes together and the fact you can resize it is even better. I have a larger one for the card and a smaller one for my box of goodies. My box is using the Mini File Box tutorial which was a perfect fit for these chocolate spoons. Yummy! Added some sparkle to the candy canes on both and some sequins. This designer paper is years and I mean years old, so why not use it today. HA!!  Easy peasy and so fun. Hopefully I can get my next sweet treat finished before I have to give it out. EEK!!! Nothing like cutting it short right. ha ha   

Be sure to check out the Bloom Brigade creations: 
Allison Cope
  Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
  Julie Koerber
Kathy Jones





Thursday, December 1, 2016

Decembers Shepherd Boy

Good Morning.  Gasp!!! It is December 1st, what are you are thinking? I haven't gotten any cards done yet... what am I going to do OR, I have plenty and I am starting on next years cards? woot woot!! Whatever you are thinking, its all good because today is the start of the December Dirty Dozen Christmas Challenge. You can start on this years cards or prepare for next year. We are happy to have you play along. December is going to be Animal Love. Share those lovable creatures with a festive Christmas card. All shapes and sizes are welcome for these animals. 


This is one of my favorite from WOJ stamps before they closed. This is called Henry Riding on a Sheep. He just looks happy as all get out and the sheep's smile is adorable. He is stamped on white cardstock and colored with Copic markers. Die cut an oval shape and layered onto a decorative shape. Added some faux stitching around the designer paper and wrapped a ribbon around with a bow tied off with silver cord. A few die cut snowflakes and sparkles to finish it off. Voila! Hope you can play along this month. 


Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Thinking fall is over

I am thinking fall is over and the last of my fall themed cards for the year. Figured I would send it off with this stamp called Autumn Tree. A simple and clean design for you using this tree. I colored the tree with various Copic markers, then I die cut the panel with a stitched rectangle.  


Layered onto some designer paper and then some rust cardstock. My sentiment is stamped onto a matching rust die cut circle with a heart brad center for the corner. This is some more of that CTMH hardware that I am trying to use up. Voila.... goodbye fall... and welcome Winter and Christmas cards. YEA!!!!  :-)  See you back here tomorrow for the kick off of the Dirty Dozen December Christmas Challenge. Have a great day! 

Monday, November 28, 2016

Red, white and paperwhites

Good morning! How about a red and white classic feel for you today using Glistening Paperwhites? This started as a single layer or none bulky card when I dry embossed the frame around the blooms. However with the button and silver cord and jewels it is now a non bulky card mailer. This will have to be  hand delivered.  :-) 


This is also for the Dirty Dozen November Christmas challenge. I have finalized the majority of next years challenges. We are going to shake things up a little bit.  Be on the look out and hope you can play along with us this month. Have a wonderful day! 


Friday, November 25, 2016

Power Poppy Black Friday Sale, new Digi and a Surprise....

Good morning all! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends. Today we get to have those yummy left over turkey sandwiches. YEA!!!!  Before I show off ONE of the new digi's at Power Poppy. Let me show you the graphic that has a little bit about the Black Friday Sale. Be sure to check out the Power Poppy Blog for more details. 


Not only do you get a deal with the 30% off, you can also check out the newest Digi's. Oh yea!!! What a collection and SO MANY options!!! My first use was the Wreaths Felt leaves and Fruit set of a card and matching gift tag. 
This Wreath Felt leaves and fruit is a perfect pairing to the stamp set Bough Wow Wow. They both have the same matching colors and papers obviously to make it a set. I really like these little felt balls they are fun to color. Added some flourished rhinestones to the tag and sparkles to them both. 


No card and tag set is complete unless I have done them in a blue, white and silver combo. So... here is another version in those colors.  :-)  Same stamps and digi just different colors and papers. Wait until you see what I am working on using the Birch and Evergreens digi, oh yea!  


Some wonderful creations from the other girls so be sure to check out the Power Poppy Blog for links to everyone's creations. Happy Shopping!!! 


Wednesday, November 23, 2016

I will play my drum for him

This little drummer boy is just so darn sweet. I created this with the Dirty Dozen November challenge in mind with the music background and of course this sweet little drummer playing for Jesus.


 My stamp is called Little Drummer boy which is stamped on white cardstock and colored with various Copic markers. Then I die cut him using Lil Inkers stitched rectangles and the chocolate layer. Before I adhered the drummer panel I die cut some Fancy Foliage in the matching blue cardstock to the chocolate panel. The designer paper is from the Christmas Collection 2014 layered onto chocolate and a faux stitching around the base. The little buckle like die cut is from Matting Circles which I threaded my ribbon through and added some sparkle to all the dies. Finished it off with some random jewels and more sparkle. Voila! 


Monday, November 21, 2016

Grateful pooch

Good morning. Hopefully you had a great weekend. The boys and I went with some friends to all the local Christmas bizarre's and got a few gifts. The fact the boys like to go each year is great. They have an appreciation of handmade things and the work that goes into them. Being that I stamp and create gifts might have something to do with that appreciation. :-) They really like to find the unique and cool sports stuff for either college of the NFL teams. Some of the things that they have bought over the years is so cool. I think my favorite one so far has been the clock they bought John made out of an old record shaped like the WSU Cougar logo that he has in his office. It is so cool. Anyways a great weekend and this week will be even more fun with Thanksgiving coming. Yea!!!


Enjoyed coloring this little guy up called Harry the dog. After he was colored I die cut his panel with an oval shape. The base layer is a new embossing folder to me as my sweet friend Leslie tempted me with her card HERE. This embossing folder is adorable and called Paw Prints. Once I saw Leslie's card I just had to add it to my collection. She is quite the enabler.  ;-)  Die cut a stitched frame for the oval to nestle between and then added my sentiment onto some vellum. Finished it off with a dog paw brad and voila! Hope you have a wonderful day. 


Friday, November 18, 2016

Give thanks

Happy Friday! I think this is going to be close to the last of my fall cards. Honestly I think this is the most I have made for fall in a long time. This card didn't quite turn out how I had it pictured in my head, yet I do like the end result.  I need to work on more Christmas cards and tags for the year.  :-)  


This is from Olive and Oak Expanded stamp set. Colored with various Copic markers and simple rounded corners at the end. Wrapped some ribbon and a button combo around the top and a metal swirly from the bottom to finish it off. Voila!
Don't forget about our Power and Spark challenge this month and linking your creations.

Be sure to check out the Bloom Brigades creations:
  Christine Okken
  Cindy Lawrence
Julie Koerber
 Tosha Leyendekker



Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Close Knit Friendship

Morning! How about a card that is non holiday related today? My card is using a retired set from Whiff Of Joy called Close Knit Maya. They are no longer in business, yet you might find this on Ebay used? It is so cute.  This was made for a special person in mind and I hope she likes it.


Maya is stamped on white cardstock and colored with various Copic markers. A simple stitched die cut for the frame with a picket fence across the bottom. My designer paper is from Soulful Stitches paper pack. This is the sentiment in the stamp set and a tag cut for the edge with a brad center. Voila! Have a wonderful day. 


Monday, November 14, 2016

Crisp Sunflowers

Good morning. Hopefully you had a wonderful weekend. Mine was rather restful and a good thing as we start Basketball season this week. Yep off to the races with the next sport.  :-)  Stamping time was available this weekend so I took advantage and have some creations for you this week. 


The Sunflower Bouquet has two beautiful image in the set and this one had yet to be inked up. A very crisp and clean feeling card so you can focus on these blooms. They are colored with various Copic markers. My sentiment is from So Grateful stamp set. Only a few random brads and some sparkle for embellishments today. Voila! Have a wonderful day.