Wednesday, December 11, 2019

The Project Bin

I have all my Christmas cards done and in the mail so I decided to do a fun card for my card this week for The Project Bin.
For my card I used a fun stamp set called "Wise Women".  Boy do I love this stamp set.  It has such great sentiments on it.  It is fun to have the sentiment as the focal point in the card.

Be sure and check out The Project Bin blog and see some other great creations from the design team.  

Monday, December 9, 2019

PIP Challenge #1949

Time again for another challenge at Pammies Inky Pinkies.  This week we are lucky enough to be sponsored by SheepSki Designs.
They have some of the most adorable digital images in their etsy store.   Plus they are so reasonable.  For my card today I used the Snowman Selfie stamp.  
I colored the image with my copic markers using pastel colors.  I just love these adorable little snowmen all trying to get in the picture.

I decided the enter this card in the SheepSki Designs Challenge this month.  The challenge was to use your favorite thing.  This time of year snowmen are my favorite thing.  They have such personality and always make you smile.


Saturday, December 7, 2019

Crafters of Faith Challenge Group

Our hostess this month for our Crafters of Faith group is Faye.  She chose for her scripture this month Genesis 1:14-19.  (And God said, "Let there be lights in the vault of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark sacred times, and days and years, and let them be lights in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth.  And it was so.  God made two great lights - the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night.  He also made the stars.  God set them in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth, to govern the day and the night and to separate light from darkness.  And God saw that it was good.  And there was evening, and there was morning - the fourth day.")

Faye chose the sketch below for our challenge.


For my card I decided to use the stamp set from Stampin Up called Star of Light which has been one of my favorite stampin up sets.  
I started the card by stenciling the sun rays in the background using scattered straw distress ink.  I then cut out the snowflake using the matching die in the set.  I glued it to the middle of the sun rays.  I also stamped a few small star on the upper left and lower right side of the card.  I used a small piece of silver washi tape for the bottom of the card.

So I used for the challenge:
Favorite Color - Blue
Die - Snowflake
Washi tape - Silver at the bottom of the card
Any sentiment - Christmas Spirit from the stamp set.

Thanks Faye for a great challenge.


Thursday, December 5, 2019

Customer Standout for Imagine That

I was so lucky that my Christmas bird card floating card won a "Customer Standout" award on Imagine That Digstamp Challenge in October.





It was such an honor winning this award.  Kris asked me if I would like to have a Guest spot on the December challenge and I said of course because I love working with Imagine That Digital Stamps.  They are adorable and so fun to color.  You must check out her store because I struggle with how to color my images sometimes and she always shows you a color version of her stamp.  

Kris was kind enough to let me select an image of my choice for my card and I had to choose Party Cow #1 because I have someone special who will love this birthday card.  


I printed off the image on my computer and then colored it with my copic markers.  I just love how it turned out.  Thanks so much to Kris for this honor and be sure and check out some of her adorable digital stamps that you can purchase.

Saturday, November 30, 2019

Sugar Pea Designs Mix It Up Challenge #61

I recently came upon Sugar Pea Designs and I am in love with their stamps.  Just so adorable.  I decided to enter one of my recent cards in their Mix It Up Challenge #61.  For their challenge you could use the color inspiration below of the sketch challenge below.
For my card I used the Here Comes Santa Claus stamp set.  The stamp set uses several santas in their set.
I colored the santa with my copic markers and added some stickles around his hat and cuffs on his suit.  If I was Santa, I would be eating a cookie also.  I just love my cookies.

Be sure and check out Sugar Pea Designs.  They are having a fantastic sale right now.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to all my friends out there in blogland.  Today my card fits in perfect with being Thankful on this holiday.  I am the hostess this month for our Create from our Stash group on Splitcoaststampers.  I decided my theme was to make a Thank You card.

I recently attended a card class at a friend of mine and we made this adorable Thank You card.
The card opens in the center and only half of the front piece is adhered to the base.  We stenciled the trees first and then adhered the owl piece to the left half of the card.

I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving.

Monday, November 25, 2019

PIP Challenge #1947

Today I am posting a card for Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenge #1947.  This week we are lucky enough to be sponsored by Star Stampz.
She has some adorable images in her etsy shop.  For my card I decided to use the "Christmas Elf Ornament" digital stamp.
I had so much fun coloring this adorable image with my copic markers.  The designer paper I used for the background is called Christmas Stories by Mintay.  It just made the image pop.

Thanks to Star Stampz for sponsoring us this week.



Wednesday, November 20, 2019

The Project Bin

Today I decided to show another fun card I made for The Project Bin using the Feline Good stamp set.
I decided to go with a gray theme for this card so I used a paw print embossing folder for the dark gray cardstock and colored the kitty with my copic markers. A red bow and a paw print charm set off this card.

For the month of November if you order $75 of merchandise, you will receive the Maybe Christmas Stamp Set for free.  What a deal!



Friday, November 15, 2019

Dueling Darlings

Today is the 15th and that means it is time for our Dueling Darlings challenge.  Heather and Beth were our hostesses this month.  I am in the Dazzler group and Beth sent us an adorable Hero Arts Owl image.
 I colored the fun image with my copic markers and then had my Brother Scan n cut outline the image and cut it out.  I know these are bright colors for an owl but I wanted to match the papers  called Spring Stack II by DCWV.  The twine is by Celebrate it.  The enamel dots are by doodlebug.
Beth even sent us these adorable Made By stamps.  I love using them on the back of my cards.  If you want to see what some of the other Dazzlers did with their image you can click on their name below.
Terry S
Donna
Jeanette
Beth
Shelly
Terry L
Debby B

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

The Project Bin

I have another fun card this week for The Project Bin.   As I look out my window at snow on the ground I decided I wanted to do a bright sunny card.


I found some papers I had in my stash from Mintay called Marina and thought this would be perfect using the Anchors Away stamp set.  I stamped the image on the pink paper and fussy cut it out.  I added a navy cardstock paper to highlight the sentiment.  What a fun card and easy to make.

The November special this month for The Project Bin is that if you order $75 of merchandise you will receive the Maybe Christmas stamp set for free.



Monday, November 11, 2019

Pammies Inky Pinkies Challenge #1945

Today's challenge #1945 over at Pammie's Inky Pinkies is being sponsored by Bugaboo Digi Stamps.  They have the largest digital store I have ever seen and such adorable images.
For my card today I decided to use the Funky Flower Blocks stamp.  I love working with digital stamps because you can make them any size.
I printed off the image on my printer and then colored the stamp with my copic markers.  I then cut them apart and put them on a black background. 

Thanks to Bugaboo Digi Stamps for sponsoring us this week and if you get a chance be sure and check out some of their adorable stamps.


Friday, November 8, 2019

ITD Creative Playground Challenge #11

Lately I have decided that I am liking digital stamps more and more all the time.  Especially when space becomes a problem at my house.  Where oh where to store all these fun stamps we have.  So for me digitals are the answer.

I am playing along with several of the challenges over on Splitcoaststampers for a couple of weeks.  Today one of the challenges was to make ice on our card.  I immediately thought of an igloo with blocks of ice and I found an adorable digital image at Imagine That Digital Stamps.  The stamp set I decided to use was Polar Fun.  What a bargain for only $5.  You get sentiments and several adorable images to color.
I printed off the images and colored them with my copic markers.  I then cut them out and came up with a card design.  The bottom of the card is glitter paper and the snowflake paper is from Carta Bella Snow Fun.

I decided to enter this card in ITD Challenge this month because I really liked how the card turned out.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Crafters of Faith

My card today is for our Crafters of Faith group on Splitcoaststampers.  Vickie is our hostess this month and she chose the scripture from Isaiah 64:8 "We are the clay, and you are out potter; we are all the work of your hand".  Our challenge was to create a card of project using any theme but to be sure and include some kind of non-paper embellishment.
I love this paper from Maja Designs called Denim and Girls.  So feminine and pretty.  I find myself using it a lot because I just love the colors.  The non-paper embellishments are the felt flower and square, button, twin and enamel dots.  Thanks Vickie for a great challenge.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

The Project Bin

My card this week for The Project Bin shows my love of cats.  I guess that is why I have two of them.


I used the stamp set and matching die called Feline Good.  I stamped off several of the cats and cut them out with the matching dies. I stenciled some clouds for the background and added a little sunshine and clouds in my card.

The special this month at The Project Bin is if you order $75 worth of merchandise you receive Maybe Christmas for free.

Friday, November 1, 2019

Newtons Nook Inky Paws Challenge

Well Halloween is over and November is here.  Hard to believe.  Especially since here in Kansas we have already had snow.  I hope that is not a sign of what is to come this winter.

I decided to post one more Halloween card that I made for Inky Paws Challenge.  The challenge this week was to make a Halloween, Thanksgiving or Christmas card.

I love the stamp set Newton's Perfect Pumpkin so I made my last Halloween card for the year.
I colored the image with my copic markers and then fussy cut the image out.  The sentiment and spider on the background are also from that stamp set.




Wednesday, October 30, 2019

The Project Bin Kinda Pawsome

I have a fun card this week for The Project Bin.  My family has always been dog lovers.  Seems like we all have had one at one time or another.
For my card today I decided to use the stamp set "Kinda Pawsome".  I stamp the dog image and then did a little highlighting with my gray copic marker.  I made a tag using the Authentique "Companions" paper line.  The blue dog heart beat was a small square in the paper line.  I stamped the sentiment at the bottom of the tag which is also from Kinda Pawsome line.

You only have a couple of days to day advantage of the October special at The Project Bin which is with every $75 order you get the Eat Pie Stamp Set Free.  

Monday, October 28, 2019

PIP Challenge #1943

This week over at Pammie's Inky Pinkies we are lucky enough to have Imagine That digistamp as our sponsor for Challenge #1943.
For my card this week I used the digital stamp "Christmas Bird Trio" which is adorable.
I printed off the image on my printer and then colored it with my copic markers.  I decided to add stickles on the holly and the birds hats.  What a fun stamp set this is.

Thanks to Imagine That for sponsoring us this week.  Be sure and join us at Pammie's Inky Pinkies and link up your creation because the challenge is Anything Goes.

I also decided to enter the challenge over at ITD Creative Playground Blog.  Check it out.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

The Project Bin

I am still loving the adorable snowman from The Project Bin using Merriest Christmas stamp set so I decided to make another fun card with it today.
I thought it would be fun to make a shaker card and put the snowman to the side.  The image is colored with Altenew watercolors and then I used the matching die to cut the snowman out.  I added the snowflake die to the upper right hand side and ended up with an adorable shaker card.

Remember the October special over at The Project Bin.  If you order $75 of merchandise, you will receive the Eat Pie stamp set for free.  What a deal.




Wednesday, October 16, 2019

The Project Bin Merriest Christmas

I decided to make another Christmas card for my card this week for The Project Bin using "Merriest Christmas" stamp set.  I am just loving that adorable snowman. 
I started my card by cutting out the top white cardstock piece with a Christmas tree die.  I then used a snow falling embossing folder.  I used some washi tape on the inside of the card before adhering the top piece to.  I then added the Christmas trees that are with the Merriest Christmas stamp set and pop dotted the snowman that I had colored with my copic markers.

Remember that if you purchase $75 of merchandise at The Project Bin you will receive the "Eat Pie" stamp set free. 

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Dueling Darlings

Today is our reveal day for our Dueling Darlings over at Splitcoaststampers.  Every month we have a fun challenge.  This month I was lucky enough to co-host with Barb at Inkin' in Retirement.  We decided to make our challenge this month all about pumpkins.

Well I went to my favorite stamp company Newton's Nook and decided to use the stamp set "Harvest Tails" which is one of the cutest fall stamps they carry.
I colored my image and used the matching die to cut it out.  The paper is Autumn Splendor by Simple Stories.  The ribbon is pumpkin pie from Stampin Up and the flowers are from Prima.  Thanks for checking out my blog.  Be sure and check the other Dazzlers and see what they did with the image.

You can also check out the Divas and see what Barb's group did with the challenge this month.




Monday, October 14, 2019

PIP Challenge #1941

Newton's Nook Designs


I am so excited for the challenge this week for Pammie's Inky Pinkies.  We are being sponsored by one of my favorite stamp companies "Newton's Nook Designs". 

For my card today I used the stamp set "Newton's Perfect Pumpkin". 
I colored the image with copic markers and cut it out.  The spider webs and spider are from that stamp set also. 

When looking for a design for my card I noticed that the Inky Paws Challenge worked right in with what I wanted to do. 

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

The Project Bin Merriest Christmas

I can't believe I am making Christmas cards already but you know it has a way of slipping up on us.  My card this week for The Project Bin uses the stamp set "Merriest Christmas". 
I started my card out by using white embossing powder and a snowflake folder.  I then cut out the snow bottom and colored my cute little snowman with my copic markers.  I added a snowflake in the corner and what a cute Christmas card did it make.

The October special for The Project Bin is if you order $75 of merchandise you will receive the Eat Pie stamp set.  What a deal.


Monday, October 7, 2019

Crafters of Faith

Todays card is for a challenge over in my Crafters of Faith group on Splitcoaststampers.  Our hostess this month was Kim and the scripture she chose for the challenge is Psm 139:13-14 (You formed my inmost being; you knit me in my mother's womb.  I praise you, because I am wonderfully made; wonderful are your works!  My very self you know.)

Kim's challenge was to make a card for a pregnant woman or for a newborn baby.


This card is from Papertrey Ink "Baby Button Bits" and the sentiment is also from Papertrey Ink "Congratulations".  I stamped the bear on designer paper and then fussy cut it out.

Thanks Kim for a great challenge.

Friday, October 4, 2019

Newtons Nook Challenge

I am beyond thrilled that my local scrapbooking store (Vintage in KC) is now selling Newton's Nook stamps.  They are absolutely the cutest stamps I have ever seen.  Every time they have a new release I think how in the world do they come up with such adorable images.

Since I had just purchased "Pumpkin Latte" I thought I would make a card for the Inky Paws Challenge this week.  The challenge was to use the color challenge below.
This is definitely fall colors which I love.  Nothing beats the colors of fall.
I colored the image with my copic markers and used the matching dies to cut them out.  Thanks to Newtons Nook for a great challenge this week.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

The Merriest by The Project Bin

This week for The Project Bin I have decided to think about Christmas cards.
For my card today I stamped off the snowman from "The Merriest" stamp set.  I then colored the image with my copic markers.  I used a show fall embossing folder for the background and then a Tim Holtz snowflake.  Very simple card but it has an elegance to it.

The stamp set also has the matching die cut which I used along with a tree die cut.  You will see that used in a future post.  You will see a lot of examples using this set this month because I am determined to have all my Christmas cards done early this year.  

Monday, September 30, 2019

PIP Challenge #1939

This week over at Pammie's Inky Pinkies we are sponsored by Dis Digi Images.
You should really check out their store for some adorable digital images.  The fuller my closet gets, the more I appreciate digital images.  So easy to store!!!

We are also doing a color challenge this month.  Below is the color inspiration we were to use.

                                                         Related image
For my card I decided to use my Distress oxides (Spun sugar, Victorian Velvet, Broken China, Peacock Feathers and Chipped Sapphire) for my background on my card.
I then stamped out Peony Blooms by Newtons Nook and colored it with my copic markers to match the background.  The sentiment is from Gina K Wreath Builder.

Be sure and check out the other design team members to see what they have come up with at Pammie's Inky Pinkies.



Saturday, September 28, 2019

Challenge your stash

Today is reveal day for our "Challenge Your Stash" group at Splitcoaststampers.  Our hostess this month is Suzy and she challenged us to make a get well card or thinking of you card.


I decided to make this simple get well card.  I used a butterfly die and cut it out with white card stock.  I then colored it with my distress oxides.  The black butterfly frame was glued over the butterfly.  I punched a hole on the top part of my card base for the butterfly to slip through.  I then glued the center of the butterfly down on the inside of the card.  The butterfly slips through when you open the card.

Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Keepsake for The Project Bin

My card today for The Project Bin is really clean and simple.  
I used the stamp set "Keepsake" that is on special this month at The Project Bin.  It has the sweetest sentiment.  I just took a fun piece of designer paper and stamped the sentiment on.  I added a few gems and twine and what a nice card it turned out to be.

You only have a couple of days to take advantage of the September special at The Project Bin which is if you spend $65 you will receive the Keepsake stamp for free.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Pumpkin Spice for The Project Bin

My card today for The Project Bin again uses the Pumpkin Spice stamp set.  It doesn't quite feel like fall here with all the warm weather but I am sure it is right around the corner.
I stamped the pumpkins on white cardstock with pumpkin pie stampin up ink and then fussy cut them out.  I also stamped the sentiment and used an oval diecut.  Simple card but definitely fallish.

For the month of September at The Project Bin  if you order $65 of merchandise, you will receive the Keepsake stamp set for free. 

Monday, September 16, 2019

PIP Challenge #1937

Time for another challenge from Pammie's Inky Pinkies.  Challenge #1937 is being sponsored by Polkadoodles.
For my card today I was able to use an adorable image from Polkadoodles.  For the first time I even printed off their designer paper.  What fun.
I printed off the paper first and then cut it to fit my layout.  I colored the image with my copic markers.  Thanks for polkadoodles for sponsoring our challenge this week.


Sunday, September 15, 2019

Dueling Darlings

Time for our duel from the Dueling Darlings on Splitcoaststampers.  This month our hostesses are Judy & Donna.  Donna sent us a wonderful challenge which was to celebrate Baby Safety month so it's all about babies this month.
The image used for my card today is called Wee Tees by Gina K Designs.  Unfortunately it is a retired set but it is just adorable.  I colored the cute little onesie with my copic markers.  The designer paper is from Paper Studio.  The embellishments are also by the Paper Studio.

What a fun thing to celebrate this month.  Thanks Donna and Judy for a great challenge.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

The Project Bin

I can't believe September is here which means fall is right around the corner with beautiful colors in our landscape and Pumpkin spice lattes.  So for my card this week for The Project Bin I used one of their fun fall stamp sets appropriately called "Pumpkin Spice". 
I took the pumpkin stamp and inked it up with pumpkin colored ink and then took a dauber to the wet stamp with a terra cotta color to give it a shaded look.  I then stamped the pumpkin several placed throughout my base. 

Surely this card will get you in the fall mood. 

Remember if you order $65 worth of merchandise from The Project Bin this month you will receive the Keepsake stamp set for free. 


Saturday, September 7, 2019

Crafters of Faith

Today is the 7th of September which means time for our Crafters of Faith challenge on Splitcoaststampers.  Our host this month is Jeanette.  The scripture Jeanette chose was John 1:3 "All things were created through him, and apart from him not one thing was created that has been created.  Jeanette's challenge was to include something on our card that we are thankful that God created. 

I am thankful for the beautiful landscapes that God provides which includes all the gorgeous flowers you see around.  I know fall is around the corner and we have beautiful fall colors to look forward to.  This is a watercolor card that I used Altenew watercolors on.  Great challenge Jeanette. 

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

The Project Bin

The Project Bin has came out with some adorable fall and winter stamp sets but today I thought I would use my bff stamp set. 
I stamped the image and cut the rectangle out leaving room for my flowers at the top. 

This month The Project Bin has a special  if you order $65 of merchandise you will get the Keepsake stamp set free.  Be sure and check out some of the adorable stamp sets Denise has in the shop.

Monday, September 2, 2019

PIP Challenge #1935

This weeks challenge (#1935) over at Pammie's Inky Pinkies is being sponsored by Gerda Steiner Designs.
For my card today I am using the Racoon Digital Stamp from Gerda Steiner Designs.  
I printed off the digital image and colored it with my copic markers.  What I loved about this particular stamp was that you could add any sentiment on the racoon's board.

Be sure and check out the rest of the designs team on Pammie's Inky Pinkies and see what they did with this adorable digital image.