Sweet Sunday Sketch 295

SSSC295-kerin-sylvesterHi stamping friends 🙂 I am having a wonderful Sunday, I hope you are too! I started out the day making homemade sauce and meatballs, then took a show and got on fresh pajamas, then spent the rest of the day in my craft room…pure bliss 🙂

For today’s card I am playing along with this week’s Sweet Sunday Sketch:

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I used a super sweet new stamp set from MFT Stamps called Toasty Greetings, along with the matching die-namics set. I wanted to go a little non-traditional on this Christmas card, so my penguin is dressed in purple, colored in Copics. I also used the Die-namics Basic Stitch Lines for the linear portion of the sketch. It’s tough to see in the picture because they were so shiny the photography was tricky, but the dark little star speckles are shiny silver.

Thanks so much for stopping by 🙂 I hope you have had some time to get crafty this weekend too!

Virginia’s View Challenge #20 {Texture}

moose-kerin-sylvesterHi stamping friends 🙂 Today I’m playing along with a new-to-me challenge called Virginia’s View. This is a monthly challenge, and once I saw the inspiration photo and cards I was hooked. This month’s challenge is to use texture:

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For my card I added texture by using three different embossing folders, adding some liquid applique to my moose’s hat, and of course what would a Christmas tree be without some sparkly ornaments?! I used a little floral DSP for the rug to give it a textured appearance. The stamp set is called Merry Christmoose from MFT Stamps. How cute is this little guy?!? AND there’s even a matching die set so no fussy cutting!

The moose and tree were colored with the following Copics:

Moose/Tree Holder: E33, E35, E37, E59

Hat/Mug: R14, R17, R29

Pants: N2, N5, N7

Sweater: B21, B24, B26

Tree: YG95, YG97, G29 on top of a sponged layer of Old Olive and Garden Green SU! inks

Star: Y15, Y18

For the ornaments on the tree I colored some flat-backed sticky rhinestones with Copics in RV09, R29, B24, Y15, YR07, V09, YG05

Thanks so much for stopping by!

 

Merry Monday and Freshly Made Sketches

jolly-hello-kerin-sylvesterHi stamping friends 🙂 Today I’ve created my first Christmas card of the year to go along with two fun challenges, Merry Monday and Freshly Made Sketches:

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I was so excited when I found some gold cardstock for the Merry Monday challenge to use Red & Gold! I used it for his mittens and the little heart on his hat, along with the circle beneath him. I paired it with the Christmas Cuteness set from My Favorite Stamps, which, YAY, has a matching die-namics set so no fussy cutting!

I colored Santa in with Copics in R14, R17, R29, R39, and added a little E40 to his beard and hair, along with a little R30 for some rosy cheeks. The snowflake embossing folder is from SU!, but apparently it’s retired.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you found a little time to get crafty this weekend!

MFT Sketch Challenge #252

MFTWSC252-kerin-sylvesterHi stamping friends 🙂 Guess what?! The Patriots are on Thursday night football…awwww too bad I’ll have to stamp all night while Jeff watches the game 😉 I’m going to try and squeeze in as much coloring as possible before Kathy’s 30 Day Coloring Challenge ends! I will be sad to see it end. Kathy is a huge source of inspiration to so many stampers.

Today I’m playing along with the sketch challenge on the MFT Stamps blog:252

I love, love, love this stamp set from MFT Stamps called Knead You. OMG how sweet is this little kitty?! My niece is a huge fan of cats so I think this one will be heading her way. And bonus, it has a matching die-namics set so no fussy cutting!

I colored this little cutie in with Copics:

Kitty: N1, N2, N3, N4, N5, N6 Nose/Bow: RV21, RV23

Box: E30, E33, E35, E35, E37, E47

Fish: N1, BG02, BG10

Thanks so much for stopping by 🙂

 

Sweet Sunday Sketch 291 – A Halloween Hello

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Hey stamping friends 🙂 I’m back with another card for this week’s challenge at the Sweet Sunday Sketch blog because I loved the sketch that much! Here it is:

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For this card I used the Witch Way is the Candy set from MFT Stamps, on a background created with distress inks in Ripe Persimmon, Wild Honey and Spiced Marmalade. Ooh, and another chance to color for Kathy’s 30 Day Coloring Challenge! The pumpkins were colored with the following Copics: Y15, YR15, YR16, YR18, with YG63 and YG67 for the stems.

I’m participating in a fall themed blog hop this Saturday, I hope you’ll stop by! I’m sure the rest of the ladies will have some fabulous creations! Thanks so much for popping in, see you soon!

The Card Concept #42

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Hey stamping friends 🙂 It’s time for a new challenge at The Card Concept, and this week we’ve got an inspiration photo and some colors for you to try:42My style is clean and layered, and this week I was not only inspired by the colors, but the beautiful fall setting reminded me of snuggling up in a warm quilt!

I got THIS die-namics set from MFT Stamps months ago (another “had to have” lol), but I wanted to wait until it felt like quilt season to use it. And I love THIS set of sentiments, perfect!

I hope you’ll make some time to join us this week, and if you need any more inspiration, check out the rest of the design team’s creations!

Thanks for stopping by!

The Rainbow Will Come

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Hey stamping friends 🙂 How are you? I’m loving Kathy’s 30 Day Coloring Challenge! Although I haven’t been able to play along and color every day, I am definitely getting more coloring in than usual. I don’t know about you, but the more coloring I do the more I want to color…we won’t tell anyone at work that I’m thinking of what I’ll color next while I’m there, right?! Lol.

I knew I definitely had to use something else from the fabulous new water droplets stamp set I got recently! Today I paired it with the MFT Stamps set called The Rainbow will Come. I thought it would be fun to have the girl in almost all grey, with rainbow water droplets. What do you think?

I colored the girl and umbrella in Copics: N0-N6. Her skin is colored with E000, E00, E11, and her hair is E33, E34, E35. The water droplets were colored in V12, V17, B21, B24, YG11, YG17, Y00, Y06, YR01, YR04, R20, R24, RV10, RV17.

Thanks so much for stopping by today:) I hope you get a chance to get inky soon!

Birthday Fishes – 30 Day Coloring Challenge

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Hey stamping friends 🙂 Oh how I needed a little stamping therapy tonight! I read an article online recently that coloring is right up there with yoga where relaxation is concerned. Yup, that’s about right for me!

I’ve been trying to join in on Kathy’s 30 Day Coloring Challenge as much as I can. We went away camping this past weekend and had a blast, but let me tell you, there were times when I wished I had packed a few Copics!

I got THE coolest stamps the other day from Designs by Ryn…how about the water droplets on this card? Okay, do you mind if I add water droplets to everything from now on?!? I also checked out her tutorial on YouTube for making them more realistic looking. Simple and effective!

I used THIS sweet set from Simon Says Stamp for the fish and sentiment. The background distress ink colors are Peacock Feathers and Salty Ocean, and I stamped my water droplets in My Favorite Things Black Licorice Hybrid Ink Pad.

Thanks so much for stopping by:) I hope you get a chance to get inky soon!

 

MFT You Could Be a Card Design Superstar!

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Hey stamping friends 🙂 Yep, I’m back with another card for the My Favorite Things contest, You Could Be a Card Design Superstar. I happen to be home alone tonight, so what better thing to do than stamp?!?

Here’s another cutie I got from My Favorite Things last month called Clowning Around. And, I was even smart enough this time to pick up the matching die so that I could avoid fussy cutting him, yay! I colored him in with Copics, but for his shorts/suspenders, I used some fun striped DSP. I added another layer to his gloves too, to make them look a little more 3-D.

I used the sketch from Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge. This is definitely my go to place when I sit down to stamp, why come up with a fancy layout when it’s all done for you right there ?!?

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Thanks so much for stopping by!

MFT Stamps You Could Be a Card Design Superstar!

 

0916152Hey stamping friends 🙂 As you probably know by now, My Favorite Things is truly my favorite stamp company out there.

Guess what?! They’re hosting a contest called You Could Be a Card Design Superstar. I could not resist getting inky on this one. There are about a zillion entries, but I had to throw my hat in the ring! This is actually the second card I’m submitting, and with a deadline of Friday who knows, maybe there will be more…

Here are the MFT supplies I used for my card:

Stamp setWitch Way Is the Candy? (note to self, buy the matching die set to avoid fussy cutting next time!)

Thanks so much for stopping by!