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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Guest Designer - Power Poppy Stamps

Hi everyone! 
This is an exciting day for me as I have been invited to be a Guest Designer for the day, for Power Poppy stamps “Hues to Use” weekly colour inspiration.  As an avid gardener, I just cannot get enough of designer, Marcella’s, beautiful images of flowers and nature.

This was the color scheme I was given to work with for this week.

I was immediately in love with the earth colour palette and since Father’s Day was on the horizon, I chose to make a card for my dad using Leaping Trout.

When I start a project for a challenge like “Hues to Use”, I look at my digital images and pick one that would look good with the chosen colours.  Then I go to my stash of patterned paper and pull out colours in those same hues.  Finally, I sit down with my Copic markers and pick out ones that I feel go well with the paper.  The paper collection that I used for this card is an older one by Authentique, called “Strong.”

I wanted to frame the trout and make it the focal point on my card, so I added the Wreath:  Birch and Evergreens digital set and manipulated it on my computer to make it a rectangle instead of a square.

I am lucky to have a family who loves my cards and likes to keep them on display, so I chose this “fun fold” style for the base of my card as it sits nicely on the counter and looks pretty.  I first saw it on Berit Rosenfeldt’s blog where she shares the instructions on how to make it HERE.  This is Berit's card below.

It looks complicated, but it's just one card tucked and glued inside a "Z" fold card.

Here’s a close-up where you can see I added a little sparkle to the splashing water.

Here is a glimpse of the inside when it is unfolded and laying flat.  The Nature quote is included with Leaping Trout digital stamp set, and “Have a FinTastic Father’s Day” can be found in the Fly Guy digital set.

Be sure and check out “Hues to Use” every Tuesday.  It’s a great way to kick start your mojo if it’s in hiding!

Now for some HAPPY news...Right now, until the end of the month, Power Poppy Clear and Digital Stamps are 25% offAND new digital stamps have been added to the collection!  Does it get any better than that???  I think not!

Thanks for stopping by and sharing my wonderful day with me today!


Thursday, February 15, 2018

Sending Love

Hi there!

I had such fun making Valentines for my granchildren this year.  For Emily's, I started with        Power Poppy's "Hues to Use" challenge.... LOVE those colours!!  Emily's favorite colour is blue... so I had to throw a little of that in too.  :)

The stamp I used is a digital set of Power Poppy's called Va-Va-Valentines.

Included in the set are some really pretty sentiments.

This set is a real deal.... for only $6 US you get 6 different images (for a limited time only).  So helpful to me when I was making 3 cards!  This next one was for Austin.                                      

And last but not least, my little Greyson's valentine.

Aren't Marcella's images adorable!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Silver and Gold Joy

Hi there!

It's the season for card making and I have one here that I made from Close to My Heart's Silver and Gold patterned paper with a little silver foil paper added as a mat.

I took inspiration from this photo that was on the CTMH blog, and then put my Cricut to work.

The beautiful glittered "Joy" die cut can be found in the Silver and Gold complements package.

The bow is made from a gold ribbon in the Basics Ribbon Pack.

For the inside of the card, I used my cricut to cut out a mat and print the sentiment on it.

I have saved the Cricut cut file in design space for those who would like to use it.  Go here.  If you don't have the cartridge I used for these images, Cricut will charge you a dollar or so for them.  You will see the cost before you cut it and can cancel the cut if it is too high.

With all the gift making and card creating.....

Enjoy these fun crafting days!


Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Countryside Bouquet

Hi everyone,

September is birthday month in our family, so I'm back today with another birthday card!  This one's for my daughter, and I chose to use Power Poppy's beautiful Countryside Bouquet digital image.

To get started I used the autumn inspired "Hues to Use" on Power Poppy's blog.  

For glittering the scalloped border, I used a product that was new to me... Nuvo's Glitter Accents "Fresh Snowfall".  I really like it.  It was easy to apply and dried within seconds.... no more smeared glitter... that makes me smile!

The ribbon and the gold foil sentiments that I use on the front and the inside,
are from Close to my Heart, as is the "Happy Birthday" stamp.

A little closer look at the flowers... coz who can't get enough of flowers... right???  I love digital images...  I always know where to find them on my computer and you can size them to whatever size you need.

The dies that I used to make the card are an old Blueprint set #6 by My Favorite Things.  The gorgeous paper, that was a pure please to coordinte with, is from Blue Fern... Wanderlust.

Thank you so much for stopping by.  Do check out Popper Poppy's "Hues to Use" if you're stuck and need some colours to get you going!  There's a new set every week!

Enjoy the Autumn, it's a beautiful time of year!

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Happy Birthday!

Hi everyone,

Today I'm sharing a sweet little "10th" birthday card I made for my granddaughter.

I take monthly colouring classes at Kit and Clowder, and Alyce has some amazing sponsors who quite often give members on her facebook page, freebies.  The image and paper used on this card were both freebies.

I have several digital papers, kindly donated by Tracy Wray from Whimsy Stamps, and I chose a couple of them that went together.  (The kitten paper was special for Kit and Clowder's 15,000 FB fans Celebration and is SO cute.)

The "Marci" image was donated by LaLaLand and Alyce gave us a free class on how to colour her in honour of her 15,000 Celebration.  You can find the class here on Youtube.  Her classes are great fun and I'm learning SO many details that are making my colouring better!

Don't you just love the kitten peeking out at the bottom!  Tracy created the kitten paper special for Alyce at Kit and Clowder, because of her deep love for cats.  This particular cat stole MY heart because it looks just like my granddaughter's cat, Jack. 

After colouring Marci, I fussy cut her and layered her on the card with fun die cuts and flowers.  I will list them at the end of the post.

The inside of the card uses a special stamp set from CTMH that is only available this month.  You can see more details about it here.

I also thought I'd share a quick easy way I made an envelope to put this card into.  I recycled a piece of acrylic packaging by cutting off the top excess portion.

Added a pretty die cut bow... and Voila!

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Happy Colouring!


Dies used:

Flowers, green doily, cupcake:  Magnolia's Doohickey Box, Vol 14 - Afternoon Tea
Grass that Marci is standing on:  Gina Mari Designs - Grass Tufts
Butterfly:  unknown
Bow on packaging:  Tattered Lace - Smaller Bow
Pink mat:  Papertrey Ink:  Pretty Brackets 
Inside card:  BoBunny - Portrait Frame
Hearts:  CTMH - Z3260 Hearts - no longer available

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Classic Adventure Fundamentals Bundle on sale now!

I can't talk about the CTMH Warehouse Sale week 3, without mentioning the Classic Adventures Fundamentals Bundle that's also on sale for the next week.

This paper is bold and bright on one side, glossy on the other.

CTMH Consultant, Michelle Snyder, has done a beautiful job showcasing them:

The 3rd week of the Warehouse sale goes until Monday night, August 21st, then on Tuesday, get ready for week 4 of the sale!

Thanks for stopping by!

CTMH Warehouse Sale Week #3 - Jeepers Creepers!

Hi everyone,

This week’s CTMH Warehouse Sale features 

fun collections that are good for Halloween, Birthdays, and Home D├ęcor!  
There’s also a cute little stamp and die set that is great for both Halloween and Birthdays.

Here are some of my favorite "Pins" using these products.  Click on the photos to be taken to the blogs of the creators.

You can find more Jeepers Creepers ideas on my Pinterest page here.

Have fun with this cute paper!