Tuesday, September 1, 2015

September Christmas challenge

Morning! The Dirty Dozen September Christmas challenge is posted and it is: Did you water the tree? Those of us that have live Christmas tree's know that water is very important. So how about some water coloring this month? Or include an image with a water aspect or even a tree in your creation. Enjoy and have fun with it. 


My watercolor paper had to be dusted off for this challenge and what a great time to play. Water color is suppose to have that subtle lighter edge to it and I always have trouble, as I tend to like the bright or darker coloring. A few of the leaves have a lighter side to them.. but not enough I can't help myself. :-)  This is Poinsettia that is stamped on the water color paper and I used an aqua pen to color. My sweet friend Katie sent me a gold pen a few months back and so I added a few gold touches to the edges and the edges of my sentiment panel. A gold bow and a few jewels to finish it off. Voila! I hope you get a chance to play this month.
Later today on the CardMaker Blog I have a post about button fun. Be sure to check it out! Have a wonderful day.


Sunday, August 30, 2015

FS447 Birthday Cones

Good morning! This weeks Featured Stamper 447 is Alex aka Punch-Crazy. She has some darling creations using punches or combination of punches that are just amazing. Since I am far from talented with that idea I decided on this pretty I'm here for you creation to case. I kept the theme, a floral image, layout and similar colors. Changed the sentiment, flower, papers and added a button and twine combo. Enjoy your week! 


I couldn't resist coloring up some more of these Easy Breezy Coneflowers this weekend. They are printed on white card stock and colored with various Copic markers. Added a scored edge around the floral panel and layered onto some dark chocolate card stock. Tied a button and twine combo for the corner and stamped the sentiment at the top. Voila! 


Friday, August 28, 2015

Grin and Berry it they say


Only 3 more days and school will be in session! I am pretty excited to be in a regular routine and back to normal... or so I think. ha ha  I didn't get a chance to post the news of the new release on Wednesday from Power Poppy called Berry It. Yumo, right?!?  These berries are just so delish and have such a variety of options. The funny pun to go with it is PERFECT!


These are printed on white card stock and colored with various Copic markers. A simple matting of some gingham and eggplant card stock for the base. Wrapped white crochet lace around the edges with some soft purple ribbon. My sentiment is behind the main panel with a window die cut using a circle from Spellbinders. Added some sparkles on the berries and some jewels. Voila! 

Be sure to check out the Bloom Brigades creations today:

Allison Cope
Christine Okken
Leslie Miller



Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Blue Poppies?

On the CardMaker Blog today I share a U Inspire Me creation. Check out the CardMaker Blog and see what all these Blue Poppies are about! Hope you have a wonderful day! 



Friday, August 21, 2015

Soothing thanks

Happy Friday everyone! I haven't posted since last Friday I know, but I did say we had a full weekend and that extended into the week. My parents sold their house so we were packing up u-hauls, trailers, trucks etc.  The house selling is a blessing, my dad found out his surgery for his knee (again) is Sept. 14th. So getting the house all moved now was a blessing!
 Baseball and Basketball have ended for the summer, yet Football started up on Wednesday full board. Not to mention life in general going on. So time in the stamping room has been rather limited. Anyways... you didn't want to hear about my busy times did you. How about some soothing soft Coneflowers today? That's right, Power Poppy introduced earlier this week the new beautiful Easy Breezy Coneflowers! Oh my.... 


In the past when I searched on Coneflowers I came across these white petals and yellow centers that were just so pretty. Much like the ones you can find on the PP Blog post HERE.  Figured why not go with a soft and soothing card for today. These are printed onto white card stock and colored with Copic markers. A little bit of faux stitching around the border and the vellum backing. Wrapped some lace trim in a matching cream color to the designer paper. Stamped the sentiment onto vellum as well and added some sparkles and sequins. Voila! 


Be sure to check out the Bloom Brigade creations today: 

Christine Okken
Julie Koerber
Katie Sims
Leslie Miller




Friday, August 14, 2015

Pretty Dahlia

Morning! This weekend is packed to the max so I am going to make this short and sweet today. Much like my So Grateful creation today! I stamped the Dahlia onto white card stock and colored the blooms with Copic markers. Once colored I cut around the image so that I could pop it up on dimensionals. 


The frame is using Spellbinders Classic ovals that I layered to create the frame, then added a lattice die from Spellbinders to the back before I placed it on the base. Added some faux stitching to the designer paper and some stickels to the blooms. Tied off my sentiment with a button and twine combo. Voila! Remember our Shabby Chic challenge started last week and who doesn't want to WIN some goodies? Check out the PP Blog for details. 

Check out the Bloom Brigades creations today: 

Christine Okken
Julie Koerber
Leslie Miller
Tosha Leyendekker



Thursday, August 13, 2015

Storage tip with CardMaker

Check out the CardMaker Magazine blog today for my storage tip. You will giggle, but hey it works!  Have a wonderful day!