Sunday, January 15, 2017

Winter Wishes - Paperwhites

I could not help myself.  I have wanted to stamp and color this set for a long time and it just did not come up.  Until today and this challenge.  Can you guess what stamp set I am talking about?
It is the beautiful Glistening Paperwhites by Marcella of Power Poppy.  I remember, when it was first introduced, that one of Marcella's designers posted a tutorial about how to color white. That was where I went to see how to do this one. It was Christine Okken and I found it HERE 
She shows several different ways to color white.  Luckily I had some of the colors that she used.  BV000, BV02 and G40 ( I used G43)

I am still into using frames for my background and I did that too on this card.  Here is what I used.
Poppy stamps die Festival Tags, Ocean Mist Card stock Gina K, Striped velum paper PTI,
There were two sentiments that I could have used on that set. This really extends my Christmas

I will be adding this to the challenge this month at Power and Poppy called Winter Blooms.

Thanks for your comments that brighten my day. 


Saturday, January 14, 2017

Make It Monday #271- 2016 A La Carte

As we venture into a new year, Papertrey Ink has given us 34 videos from 2016.  We can do anything that we may have missed and now have another chance to accomplish it.  Or, you can do as I did. I went to one challenge that I really had fun with and wanted to do again.  Amy Sheffer showed us how to build a background with frames.  I just wanted to do another card with this technique and I think that I will be using it again.  Maybe in a challenge soon.  LOl

Here is my card that I will enter in the Make It Monday #271 Challenge

The supplies: 
PTI cardstock, Soft Stone
MFT die, Stitched round rectangles
PTI stamp and matching dies, Peonies on Parade
PTI stamp, Happy for You
BG copic markers and Distressed ink in Evergreen Bough
Rhinestones from my stash

Once again this year, I will be needing lots of encouragement cards to send. 

Thank you for your comments.  I love that they brighten my day!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Mod Squad Challenge for January

As we start out a new fun filled year of challenges for you, we also have a new web site.  It was as scary to me at first, but I hope I can still inspire you with my cards.
My Challenge at the Mod Squad this week is to use Sequins, Rhinestones or Glitter.  Really anything that sparkles.   

When you are reading this, I should have left the  cold and snow in Wisconsin and am now in sunny Florida. but I was inspired by the gorgeous Chickadee in Barberry digital stamp by Marcella from Power Poppy. 
This is a great setting with the snow on the branches of the tree.

Here is the card that I did for this challenge
Isn't this chickadee sweet? He is  colored with copics and I added some glitter and glossy accents on the berries, and a red foil Hello. 
This is a better view so that you can see the texture and glossy berries.
Lets see what you can do for this challenge.  You always come up with some great ideas and you inspire me!  Thanks for coming by for a closer look and for brightening my day with your comments.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Hot House Roses - Power and Spark Challenge


Stacy wants us to use winter blooms for this challenge.  I am hoping, if a flower  is grown in a hot house over the winter, that would be acceptable. If you want a rose in winter, in Wisconsin, it must be from a hot house. I had some digital images of roses that I had colored some time ago and wanted to use them.  They are so refreshing and a wonderful relief from the winter snow and cold. I love roses.
Here is the card that I made.

For this card is simply printed two images of the Rose and Chamomile and fussy cut them out after coloring with copics.  I decided to highlight them in a circle and used some green( it really is green, but looks blue here) gingham paper from My Favorite Things Homespun pack.  I liked how this looked so much that I used a leftover circle to die cut Hello with Simon Says die and used the negative. I inserted the white Hello into that negative.

Here is a close up of the hot house roses. 

I will be entering this in the Power and Spark Challenge

This challenge last for a month and there is plenty of time to enter. 
Thanks for making my day with your comments.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Seize the Birthday - No toppings

Here were are in the new year and it is time for another challenge at Seize the Birthday.  Last year was a busy year with good and bad events, but we have survived, and all is good.  I have great memories of things that we are able to do, like travel, and some of my relationships have gotten closer and better.

We have a Surprise party Guest for the month of January and February.  Please welcome Rahmat Goose!   You can find her lovely creations here.

Well, on we go as this month, we have no toppings.  So you can make a birthday are of any kind.  Here is my card.  I needed a Masculine Birthday card for January and this is mine.

Chocolate Kiss card stock from Gina K Designs
Design paper called Wishing You Joy. GKD
Copper foil paper
Lorelai leaf and outline leaf from Poppy Stamps
Distress ink in Bundled Sage
Spellbinder dies, oval
Green card stock from my stash

Please check out what all of the other designers have made for your enjoyment and inspiration at
Seize The Birthday

Thanks for stopping by to take a closer look and for brightening my day with your comments.