Hi 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 🙂
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!
Hey stamping friends 🙂 How are you? I hope the beginning of the work week wasn’t too rough for you. Guess what’s a great antidote to the work week blues…coloring! Kathy’s 30 Day Coloring Challenge has got me coloring again and it’s so relaxing. This time I’m inspired by the sketch over at the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge:
The set I used is from Clearly Besotted Stamps and is called Elegant Butterflies. Actually the purchase of this set is Kathy’s fault too (lol!), I saw this card and knew I had to have this set! I only used 3 Copic markers for this one, Y15, YR16, R27. Wow, that might be a record for me folks!
Hmmm, what to color next? I think I’m going to give my distress inks another whirl…see you next time!
Hey stamping friends 🙂 Wow this weekend has zipped by. I’ve been a busy beaver getting my new site up & running. I’ve had some scares along the way…imagine fiddling around with things you don’t know how to operate and having all 8 years of blog post photos disappear…yup, that happened. But that was last night’s crisis lol. Today I got to stamp…and color, right after I re-directed all 260 of my pins on Pinterest to my new links…hey it only took about 4 hours!!
Anyway, to the fun part having a blog, getting to share a card I made! I am joining in on Kathy’s 30 Day Coloring Challenge again today. I colored some yesterday too, but that was for a design team commitment so I can’t share just yet 🙂 I am also playing along with this week’s Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge:For my card I used the Blended Bloom stamp from Stampin’ Up!, along with some random DSP I found in my stash. Note to self, pick out DSP first, then color to match! Coloring first then finding DSP to match is NOT that easy! I colored my flower in Copics: RV000, RV14, RV81, RV83, RV85. The sentiment is from another Stampin’ Up! set called Curly Cute.
Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you get a chance to get inky soon!
Hey stamping friends 🙂 I hope you’ve had a great weekend. We’ve been quite busy, with lots of yard work done yesterday and grocery shopping and meal planning for the week done today. Jeff told me today that fall is his favorite season, not only because it’s nice working weather, but because I start cooking “real” meals again. Yep, I am quite a slacker in the summer with a menu that pretty much includes cheeseburgers and grilled chicken, and everything is accompanied by corn on the cob lol. How does the change of seasons change your meal cooking?
It’s about this time on Sunday afternoon that I start getting the work week blues, so I’m combating the dread of work starting again with some stamp therapy.
I flipped the sketch upside down and switched out the butterfly for a balloon bow. What a quick and easy card, I can see myself making this card over & over by changing up the DSP and colors. Hmmm, that might be a nice gift pack, who can’t use a stack of pre-made birthday cards? I used the Blueprints 26 Die-namics from MFT Stamps, and the DSP is from the Hello Again collection of Carta Bella Paper
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 ?!?
Hey there stampers 🙂 I feel like I’ve been MIA for a while from stamping but I don’t know why I’m surprised, it happens every spring with the onset of baseball season! Lots of practices and games for Nick. This weekend we’re heading over to Martha’s Vineyard for a double-header, that should be fun! Hopefully the weather will cooperate! Anyway, it’s time for a new challenge at The Card Concept, and I’m so happy for that because without The Card Concept challenges I don’t know if I’d be stamping at all these days.
This week there is an inspiration photo for you to try:
At first I thought I was going to make something very soft & flowery with some polka dot ribbon, but I’ve been seeing so many cool shaker cards lately I decided to use the polka dots in this photo as my inspiration to create a shaker card with sequins.
Hey stampers 🙂 I hope you're having a wonderful weekend! I'm sad for it to end but it has been chock full of family time so it's all good. Today I'm playing along with two challenges, Sweet Sunday Sketch and MFT Stamps' Color Challenge.
For the Sweet Sunday Sketch, the challenge was to use any previous sketch…ooh I love them all it was so hard to choose! I finally decided on this one:
The MFT Stamps color challenge is the following:
Okay I have to be honest here, I looked at the colors, picked out my DSP and made my card, then read the names…I seriously thought it looked like a cornflower blue color before I read lavender. Oops, my bad! And, I left out green. The opposite side of the flag DSP has circles in all colors on it, and I didn't think about the color challenge when I decided to flip it over! Boy, I'm batting a thousand today! In any event, it was fun to play along lol.
I used MFT Stamps Pure Innocence Giraffe Girl, along with DSP from the Doodlebug Designs Snips & Snails pad. I colored my image with the following Copics: