Downhill Snowy with High Hopes Stamps

Happy almost Sunday, everyone! Every Sunday, I post inspiration with High Hopes Rubber Stamps on their blog. Since I schedule my blog here to post at the same time, it ends up being a late Saturday night post.

Can you believe we’re already at the last Sunday in November? I’m sure most of the ski hills have started to open already and Snowy’s ready to hit the slopes!

I’m feeling very non-traditional these days. Too much read and blue, so I reached for my happy pinks and blues this time and colored Downhill Snowy in some hip and stylish snow gear! Check out the great Snow All Day sentiment, which pairs perfect with this snowy image.

I hope you enjoyed this fun project today! This is my last post as a member of the Design Team, but you can venture over to the High Hopes blog every day of the week to see more great fun from the talented team.

Have a great Sunday!

 

2019 Card Kit Swap – Kit 4/9

I am once again in the Card Kit Shower Swap over at Splitcoast Stampers. It’s a year long swap where we send kits, and once a year get “showered” with kits from the other participants.

We have 11 participants this year, so let’s see if I can get them all posted in November. I aim to make two cards (minimum) with every kit, but sometimes there is an image or paper or selection of stuff that I like to play with and a get a few more made.

I’m pretty sure Terry sent me a “knock it out of the park” kit last year. Her taste in papers and images is impeccable and so much fun to play with. This year, it was a coffee themed kit and I created, and created and created. FIVE cards with this great kit. Terry, I’m speechless and so thankful.

First, this cutie. He’s a hedgehog from Gerda Steiner. He’s super cute and his coffee cup has been popped right off his hands. This creation did use a sketch. Unfortunately, the source came from a pinterest pin with no acknowledgement.

Next up,this fun image from DRS Designs called Coffee Cup Trio. I colored this to match the paper (isn’t that paper yummy!).

And, an image from American Art Stamps, Emerson Caffeine. This image was fun to play with a few of the bolder patterns in the kit.

Then I started to get into a black and white vibe. First with this image from See D’s Grande Cup.

And then with this Love You to Bits Java Nice Day. The bold green on this was perfect for that black and white palate.

Terry, I’m very thankful for your kit and your participation in my swap. Thank you!

Father Time with High Hopes Stamps

Happy almost Sunday, everyone! Every Sunday, I post inspiration with High Hopes Rubber Stamps on their blog. Since I schedule my blog here to post at the same time, it ends up being a late Saturday night post.

The image I have for your today is a really different one. I think it’s quite unique in the stamping community. Father Christmas and Baby New Year reflects the time of the season, the marching of time and the hope of the coming New Year.

The image has been paired with Scripty Merry Christmas, but a new year sentiment such as this one would also work!

I hope you enjoyed this fun project today! If you’re looking for more fun with High Hopes Stamps, check out their blog for daily inspiration from the Design Team!

Have a perfectly lovely Sunday and we’ll see you again next week.

Dueling Darlings – November

It’s time for the Dueling Darlings post!

I’m so excited, because this month I get to be hostess! And, with a new partner. Earlier this year, my partner with the Dueling Darlings had to leave the swap. I hosted the last one alone and was fairly traumatized by a postal glitch that had the kits REALLY late and posts had to be delayed…boo! This month, I made sure those kits were carefully weighted and stamped.

Beth and I chose Owls as our theme this month. I picked up this gorgeous new stamp from Taylored Expressions for my kits to the Divas.

And, I couldn’t resist two cards!  This image came with matching dies, so I had to use both the stamped image and the cut out versions. Love them both!

The Darling’s take a break over the holidays. So, we’ll see you back next year.

2019 Card Kit Swap – Kit 3/9

I am once again in the Card Kit Shower Swap over at Splitcoast Stampers. It’s a year long swap where we send kits, and once a year get “showered” with kits from the other participants.

We have 11 participants this year, so let’s see if I can get them all posted in November. I aim to make two cards (minimum) with every kit, but sometimes there is an image or paper or selection of stuff that I like to play with and a get a few more made.

Barb’s a long time swapper in my kits and she always send delightful and carefully though out kits. This kit was no exception.

The image is from Taylored Expressions, Big Butterfly. Now, I’m not usually a fan of large images…but this butterfly??? It’s fantastic!! Great opportunity to play with color in your creations. This is exactly why these swaps exist, to step out of your comfort zone and find great new images you would have otherwise passed over. This one may have to join my craft room in the future!

I started out with a bold, bright version. A perfect match for the party papers.

And then I tried a softer version and played up the fun papers.

Thanks for the great kit, Barb!

2019 Card Kit Swap – Kit 2/9

I am once again in the Card Kit Shower Swap over at Splitcoast Stampers. It’s a year long swap where we send kits, and once a year get “showered” with kits from the other participants.

We have 11 participants this year, so let’s see if I can get them all posted in November. I aim to make two cards (minimum) with every kit, but sometimes there is an image or paper or selection of stuff that I like to play with and a get a few more made.

Today’s kit came from Arlene and she sent along images from CC Designs, Mushroom Friends. She also sent great paper! I love bright colors and this paper hits the mark!

This poor bunny got colored in pink initially and looked like a long-eared pig….thank goodness for extra images! I think he looks spectacular in grey (and like a proper bunny).

Thanks for the great kit, Arlene!

2019 Card Kit Swap – Kit 1/9

I am once again in the Card Kit Shower Swap over at Splitcoast Stampers. It’s a year long swap where we send kits, and once a year get “showered” with kits from the other participants.

This year, everyone has done such a great job of getting their kits out on time and there’s been quite a bit of sharing in the swap thread too! I love that. So, it’s only fair that I show my creations as well. We have 11 participants this year, so let’s see if I can get them all posted in November.

I aim to make two cards (minimum) with every kit, but sometimes there is an image or paper or selection of stuff that I like to play with and a get a few more made.

My month was October. The first kit that arrived was from Sue. Sue had to leave our swap, so she sent out her final kits a bit early to make sure the finished. I really appreciate that! Sue, I also hope you’re doing alright out there, wherever you are.

Sue sent a great selection of images, so I ended up making three cards. Plus, she sent paper from one of my favorite Stampin’ Up collection packs…the colors, texture and shine of this DSP is fantastic.

I loved this beach image and  had fun coloring it up. The shells where included as a separate image, so I made them into an embellishment.

Unity stamps are so fantastic and I love these “lady” stamps.I carefully chose her outfit colors to pair with the background paper (have I mentioned I LOVE this paper???)


Dreamcatchers aren’t usually my thing and I was afraid this would be difficult to color. But, Claire has been really into dreamcatchers lately so I wanted to make this card for her. I love how it turned out and hope she’ll love it.

Thanks for the great kit, Sue!