Sweet Sunday Sketch 295

SSSC295-kerin-sylvesterHi stamping friends šŸ™‚ 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 šŸ™‚

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


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 theĀ 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 šŸ™‚ I hope you have had some time to get crafty this weekend too!

Sweet Sunday Sketch 291 – A Halloween Hello


Hey stamping friends šŸ™‚ 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:


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!

Sweet Sunday Sketch #291


Hey stamping friends šŸ™‚ 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:


TheĀ 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!

Sweet Sunday Sketch 289 & 30 Day Coloring Challenge


Hey stamping friends šŸ™‚ Wow this weekend hasĀ zipped by. I’ve been a busy beaver getting my new site up & running. Ā 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 šŸ™‚ I am also playing along with this week’s Sweet Sunday Sketch ChallengeSSSC289: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!

Sweet Sunday Sketch #287


Hey stamping friends šŸ™‚ 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 turned to one of my favorite sketch sites for some inspiration, and of course the gals at theĀ Sweet Sunday Sketch ChallengeĀ did not disappoint!


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 theĀ Blueprints 26 Die-namicsĀ fromĀ MFT Stamps, and the DSP is from theĀ Hello AgainĀ collection of Carta Bella Paper

Thanks so much for stopping by šŸ™‚

MFT You Could Be a Card Design Superstar!


Hey stamping friends šŸ™‚ Yep, I’m back with another card for theĀ My Favorite ThingsĀ contest,Ā 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 fromĀ My Favorite ThingsĀ last month calledĀ Clowning Around. And, I was even smart enough this time to pick up theĀ matching dieĀ 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 fromĀ 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 ?!?



Thanks so much for stopping by!

MFT Stamps Color Challenge #26 & Sweet Sunday Sketch #279


DSC_0001 copyHey stamping friends! Today I’m playing along with two challenges:Ā My Favorite Things’ Color Challenge, and theĀ Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge.MFT_ColorChallenge_PaintBook_26 SSSC279

Let me tell you how excited I was to find myself in theĀ Sweet Sunday SPOTlightĀ for last week’s card, foundĀ here. Wow!

I used a retired set fromĀ MFT StampsĀ called The Rainbow will Come. I colored my image in the following Copics:

Umbrella: YG01, YG03, YG05, YG07, YG09, YG67

Umbrella Handle: N3, N5, N7

Coat/Boots: RV63, RV66

Puddle: N0, N2, N3

Skin: E000, E00, E11

I added some texture with theĀ Polka Dot Embossing FolderĀ from Stampin’ Up!, and alsoĀ Limeade SprinklesĀ from Doodlebug Designs.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

The Card Concept #34


Hey there stampers šŸ™‚ 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 atĀ The Card Concept, and I’m so happy for that because withoutĀ The Card ConceptĀ 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:34


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.

My layout came from the currentĀ Sweet Sunday Sketch:SSSC266


The sentiment is fromĀ Avery Elle’s Many ThanksĀ set, and I used DSP Ā called Love and Marriage from Bella Blvd that I picked up at my LSS. The sequins are fromĀ Taylored ExpressionsĀ (Gingerbread Lane), andĀ Simon Says Stamp (Assorted Moonshine).

Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you’ll join us this week!

Sweet Sunday Sketch 261


Hey stampers šŸ™‚ Today I'm playing along with this week's Sweet Sunday Sketch challenge, here's the sketch:


For my card I used the Tiny Treats Birthday set from Papertrey Ink, along with Teeny Tiny Wishes from SU!. The designer paper came from the Bundle of Joy: A New Addition pad I picked up from Simon Says Stamp. I used Sno Cone ink and card stock from MFT Stamps, and I'm not sure about the pink, but it's from SU! (maybe Blushing Bride?).

I colored the sweet little elephant in Copics: R20, R30, R32, and the star on his bottom is BG11, BG13.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Sweet Sunday Sketch & MFT Stamps Color Challenge


Hey stampers šŸ™‚ 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:

Colors 16

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:

Giraffe: E31, E33, E35, E37, Y11, Y21, E30

Hair: E31, E33, E35, E37

Skin: E000, E00, E11 with R20 for cheeks

Outfit: B21, B23, B24

Thanks so much for stopping by!