Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Just Chickin' In

Okay, life has settled down a bit in the Anderson household! Enough that I was able to get into my stamp room and get a card done!! Doodle Pantry is sponsoring the Anything Goes challenge over at Stamp Art Papel. I had printed off this image and paper from the Chicken Color set and figured now was a good time to get it on a card!! Now hopefully I can get back into my stamp room this week to get caught up on a lot of things!!! Fingers crossed.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

A Berry Sweet Day!

 Time for a new challenge at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2. Check out the fabulous sketch we have for you to try!!
And you want to know what else is fabulous? Why our sponsor of course!! Doodle Pantry has so generously agreed to sponsor our challenge so be sure and play along!

I couldn't resist making a card with these mischievous ants!! I used the set Strawberry Ants along with the digital papers included. Now you have two weeks to play along with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2, sure hope you can!!

Monday, August 15, 2016

Happy Birthday

We've got a new sketch for you to try over at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. Don't ya just love it?!!! I know I do!!  

And here's what I came up with, using one of my absolute favorite color combinations of yellow, black/gray and white. So as not to take away from the fun gingham pattern paper in the background, I used vellum for my big circle layer. The paper is from Paper Trey Ink and can be found HERE. The sentiment, from Gina K Designs, is heat embossed and part of the Made With Love stamp set. A fun and fabulous sketch for sure! Hope you can join us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

I Thank My Lucky Stars for You

We have a new clean and simple challenge over at The Outlawz -- Embossing. I thought how awesome since emboss resist was one of the challenges from Camp Create at the MFT Blog! I'm trying really hard to play along in all the challenges because there are some wonderful prizes up for grabs!! I started out white heat embossing the Star Background from My Favorite Things onto watercolor paper. I then watercolored 3 different distress inks on (peacock feathers, twisted citron, mowed lawn). That in and of itself is a little crazy since I am not a big fan of watercoloring!!! I added my sentiment (Count the Stars), embossing the word stars. A few sequins and I'm done!! Another camp badge earned!!!

Friday, August 12, 2016

Just for You

 I'm slowly playing along with Camp Create over at the MFT Blog. For Day 2, yes, I'm that far behind, the challenge was Ombre. I started with a stencil from Hero Arts, sponging my ink heavy along the bottom then drawing it up to the top with a lighter hand. I then cut out the panel using Blueprints 18 from My Favorite Things. The flowers are also from My Favorite Things, Modern Blooms stamp set and dies. The sentiment is from Paper Trey Ink, Just For You Mini Stamp Set. A little twine and a few sequins (finished off with a dot of Stickles in the center) and my card is done. Now on to the next challenge!     
And here's the badge I earned for completing this challenge. There are prizes to be won along the way so fingers crossed I can get all the cards done!!

Challenges I'm submitting my card to include:
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Close to Nature
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Pile It On - Make your own background

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

We Wish You a Merry Christmas

Yes, I know it's August, but I can't help myself, I enjoy making Christmas cards! I've been having problems finding time to get into my stamp room so today it was a "let's make a quick card" kind of day. I found this adorable Christmas Bird Trio image from Imagine That Digistamp in my stack of already printed images so I went with it. All I then needed to do was print off some digital paper which I did from the the Merry & Bright pack also from Imagine That Digistamp. Initially I thought I would keep it in blues and white but thought a little pink and green mixed in with the blue would be more fun. I love using non-traditional holiday colors.

We've got a nasty thunderstorm going on right now so I'd better shut things down. Enjoy the rest of your day.

Camp Create - Monochromatic

 I thought I would try to play along with Camp Create being featured on the My Favorite Things Blog.  The goal is to participate in their craft sessions each day and earn your Camp Create badges!

Yesterday's craft was Monochromatic. I went with aqua tone with just a hint of white here and there to sort of break up the blues. I used the Flashy Florals stamp set and dies along with the Hello die originally released with the Flashy Florals card kit. I die cut two "hellos" in white and one in teal for some layered dimension. I also allowed some of the white to show to help accent the sentiment. For the background, a piece of medium aqua was initially stamped in coordinating ink and the Scattered Surface Background then die cut with the help of the Stitched Diagonal Cover Up Companion. I die cut a second one from my lightest aqua, replacing the inside pieces as you can see. A few enamel dots were added and my card is complete.

Looks like I've earned my badge for Day 1!! Now to get going on the next challenge.