Stay Cozy

So yesterday it was 50 degrees here, and today it is 25 and blowing snow. Crazy weather for sure!! I think the ‘All Wrapped Up’ theme at The Paper Shelter is in order!! Make something that you interpret to be wrapped up. I think this cute Marker Guru freebie looks wrapped up and cozy to me! I colored her with my watercolor pencils and blending stump. I kept the card CAS to make her the main focal point. I did clear emboss some Unity Stamp Co. snowflakes on the background, and the sentiment is a partial saying from Hero Arts. Thanks for stopping in for a look!


Moose-ing You

Today I sat down and thought I was going to make a little scene card with this Papertrey Ink stamp set. Well, so much for that! I am trying to fit the theme at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge, which is paper piecing. Well, the moose got paper pieced with Basic Grey papers, and I gave up on the whole ‘scene’ idea!! I made this polaroid digi stamp myself and printed it off onto some Pink Paislee map paper. The sign and sentiment was paper pieced onto some Bazzill patterned paper. All set with the paper piecing!! The woodgrain paper is Authentique and the green paper is again from Pink Paislee. I am happy with this cute instant camera picture!! Thank you for stopping by my blog!!

So this is Love

Happy Friday!! This week I am joining everyone on the Unity blog for Friends with Flair day! You can upload and share your Unity projects, and have a chance at winning a prize too! This card uses the cutest Phyllis Harris image, which I colored in with watercolor pencils. The sentiment is from an ippity by Unity set and I thought went perfectly. Since what little girl doesn’t just love her teddy bears?! I know I did(and still do!) The patterned papers are from Basic Grey and Cosmo Cricket. Thanks so much for visiting!!

Sweet Summer

The theme this week at Passion for Promarkers challenge, is to use your favorite color combo. Mine change with each season, and since this sweet The Paper Shelter image is Summer themed, my favorite color combo is orange and yellow. He is colored in with my ProMarkers of course, and is surrounded by Samantha Walker digital papers. The sentiment is from Hero Arts, and I love to punch them out and place them sideways on a card. It gives just a bit more visual interest! Thanks for having a look today!!

Be My Valentine + Tutorial

Happy cold Tuesday to you! Yes, it is very cold where I live today. I’m keeping our wood stoves red hot! My card today has a short tutorial to go along with it. My images that I used are freebie digi stamps from Paper Smooches. I am new to them, and I don’t have any actual stamps of theirs, so I am using a freebie. I love open image designs because they are fun to paper piece. But a digi stamp?! No problem! First, print off your digi’s onto the card stock. I used Microsoft Digital Image Pro software for mine, but use whatever you have.

Next, lay a piece of copy paper on top of the card stock. You will be able to see the printed image through the copy paper. Cut your patterned paper(stampin up used here) slightly larger than the image you want, and adhere with repositional adhesive.
Run through printer.
Remove the pieces, and adhere another piece of patterned paper, run through printer. I wanted a ‘girl’ and a ‘boy’ heart, so I used two different patterns.
You now have your printed pieces to cut out and adhere to your card! Easy Peasy! I am going to give this to my husband, so I added some hemp twine at the bottom for a bit more rustic feel. I am sending this card to the Paper Smooches Be Our Guest, where you have a chance to be a guest designer on their blog. Thanks so much for stopping in, and hope you try out the digi paper piecing!!

Sweet Puppy

This cute puppy digi stamp is a freebie from The Alley Way Stamps. I colored him with my ProMarkers, then cut him out and used foam tape to adhere him to the card. I was inspired by The Alley Way Stamps BE Inspired challenge when I first started to make this card, but that challenge is now over 😦 BUT luckily, their next challenge has similar colors! So, I was still able to use this card for the next challenge!!

The sentiment is also a freebie of theirs. I added the flowers and leaves to fill in some of the blank space, even though it doesn’t match the pic above. Oh well, I hope it will be okay!! Thank you for looking!

Warm Winter Wishes

I love snowmen! Even if it means cold weather and messy roads! I colored this digi stamp by Traci Malnofski, with my ProMarkers. I am getting a little better with the whole shading thing! Paper punches from Stampin’ Up!, and Martha Stewart, and a few blue rhinestones. I am entering this into two challenges, Passion for ProMarkers where the theme is ‘whatever the weather’. And also to The Paper Shelter where the theme is ‘winter blues’. Thank you for stopping today, and hope you are staying warm!!