LMMS – Christmas Truck!

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Get ready…This week at Little Miss Muffet is challenge #198 ūüôā¬†¬†We have a NEW awesome Pick Me Up Truck set – a Christmas one! It comes with lots of options but I went with the wreath and the Christmas lights. I am in love with this set –¬†Holiday Truck.

I used my Copics to color up my images for a fun look on the kraft cardstock I printed it on. This is a different look but I really like it! I used my Wink of Stella for the bow and berries and glossy accents for the Christmas lights.

Come on over and join in on¬†Challenge #198 – Anything Goes! ¬†There are prizes… For our prizes, one lucky winner will be awarded a¬†$10.00 Gift Voucher¬†to the¬†LMMS shop. We like to select a couple other projects to highlight as well.¬† Good Luck!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Lyn

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Bugaboo Friday Freebie – Sunflower Vase

For today’s Friday Freebie at Bugaboo Stamps, we have a vase of sunflowers and it has so many possibilities! I went with a line of them an created a simple card. (Like usual, I can’t seem to get out of CAS and color mode…) I think this one could be used for any occasion from missing you, to birthday, to thanks – that is always a great feeling to me, just knowing I can use a card for anything feels like a huge win!

Hop over to Bugaboo for your Friday Freebie – Sunflower Vase. I can’t wait to see what you create with it!! Just have fun!

Thanks for stopping by!

Lyn

SNSS – Oh a Christmas Tree!

Today I have another card to share using this month’s Sweet N Sassy stamp set called Home for the Holidays!¬†I went VERY simple and stamped my image and sentiment on a card front and then colored it up with my colored pencils for a soft look.

I LOVE this set and I hope you like what I created and are inspired to try different techniques with your sets too.

Thanks for stopping by!

Lyn

SNSS – TLC CHALLENGE – Beach Scene

We have one more week of summer and then it is officially fall. I thought it would be fun to create a summer scene for our last TLC challenge of the summer at Splitcoast Stampers (TLC708). You can grab any “beachy” image you have and build this simple scene around it. Keep in mind I am not an expert (or an artist) but here are my steps and I think it is fun in the end ūüôā

First, I tear a piece of paper and use it as a mask for the water lines – I use the straight edge for the horizon and torn edge for the beach

Second, I color the sky an water. I have used Copics on this one (B00, B000, B0000 for the sky, and B01, B02, B04 for the water) but you could use any medium you prefer. I go back in a draw a few darker squiggles in the ocean (B05) and blend a bit but I don’t worry too much about them right now…

Third, ¬†I flip the torn edge (the piece I used for the horizon) and mask the water. I fill in the sand with a base coat (I used E30). I some how didn’t get a pic of this next step but you will see it in the final step. I next take sand colors and fill the sand area up with dots to create a look of sand (I used E40, E42, E31, E33, YR24).Finally, and this is where it all comes together, I use a white¬†gel pen and put dots of ink all over the dark squiggles and the beach line to look like foam, and light from the sun,¬†and beach…¬†Here is my card using Sweet N Sassy digital image – Cocoa’s Beach Ball! ¬†Come on over and join in the challenge. I hope you are inspired to try it! Show me what you create!

Thanks for stopping by!

Lyn

LMMS Birthday Shaker

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Today I have a FUN Shaker using a Little Miss Muffet digital called Sonny Honeycloud Cards and Cupcakes.

I used my Copics to color my image. The fussy cut her out. I away the envelope and glued the string behind her back so it would look like she was holding it.  I used a birthday embossing folder and a balloon die to add some fun. I also used a scrap of water colored paper to put behind the shaker pieces. 

There is still tile to join in on¬†Challenge #197 – Anything Goes! ¬†There are prizes… For our prizes, one lucky winner will be awarded a¬†$10.00 Gift Voucher¬†to the¬†LMMS shop. We like to select a couple other projects to highlight as well.¬† Good Luck!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Lyn

SNSS – Home for the Holiday!

Today I have cards to share using this month’s Sweet N Sassy stamp set called Home for the Holidays! It has some really great simple, vintage (ish) images. This set really makes me happy and inspires some great card ideas.

For the first card, I have a CAS front door scene. I masked the wreath so it looks like it is hanging on the front door (that is right – this can be a non-holiday card too :)) I had fun coloring the stone facing with my warm grays and a touch of blue violets. I combined the word choices available in the set to create my simple mixed-font sentiment.For my next card, I created a background with the separate scene building elements of the set. I colored them up with Copics and added a sentiment banner using a sentiment from the Christmas Poinsettia set (which is free this month with a $75 purchase.)I hope you like what I created and are inspired to try different techniques with your sets too.

Thanks for stopping by!

Lyn

Bugaboo Trio of Pumpkins!

Soooo… I was invited to join the Bugaboo Design Team – I am very excited and honored to join such a talented group of ladies!

Bugaboo has a new release today. It is called¬†Bumpkin Trio. Isn’t it adorable? I have a trio of kiddos I know that will love to get some happy mail with these little guys on the front.

I colored my image with Copics  (My Pumpkin color combo was YR15, YR27, and YR68) and used some fall color digi paper for my design.

Challenge for this card:

I hope you like it! Thanks for stopping by!

Lyn

SNSS – Christmas Word Art

This weekend I finally got a chance to play with some of the new stamps released this month at Sweet N Sassy Stamps. It seems crazy to create Christmas cards in September but it was sooo much fun!

Today’s cards use¬†Christmas Word Art. I created two pretty different looks using Distress Inks for the backgrounds.

For the first card, I did a smoosh background then embossed my sentiment/word art on vellum. I decided to run the vellum panel through my Xyron machine – this allowed me to adhere the vellum to the colored piece WITHOUT seeing the adhesive (which makes me pretty happy).

The color of my embossing powder was not my favorite choice so I used some Nuvo Drops to add color to the “art” part of the sentiment to spice it up a bit which resulted in a somewhat non traditional Christmas look.My second card is a FUN Christmas Eve scene. I used a circle mask for the moon then distress inks for the night sky with white pearl watercolor splatters to create stars. The pine tree line is from the Landscape Silhouette Set (I totally love this set!!) Then the final and MOST AWESOME element… I added the silhouette of Santa and his sleigh across the moon (this is a separate stamp that is also in the word art set – squeeee!! I Love it!)

I hope you are inspired! It is never to early to stock up on your Christmas cards – up two for me. Woo Hoo!

Thanks for stopping by!

Lyn

LMMS Challenge #197 Magic is in the Air!

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Today we have a new challenge #197 at Little Miss Muffet and I took a swing at coloring a night scene with a full moon. I thought there should be light in some places but I am not sure I created the dark areas dark enough. I am happy with the first attempt though.

The New Little Miss Muffet background – Spooky Park Scene Background¬†made it easy and was a perfect background for¬†Swings ‘n Slides Wizard. It is a great Halloween card for a Harry Potter loving cutie I know.

I used my Copics to color my image

Come on over and join in on¬†Challenge #197 – Anything Goes! ¬†There are prizes… For our prizes, one lucky winner will be awarded a¬†$10.00 Gift Voucher¬†to the¬†LMMS shop. We like to select a couple other projects to highlight as well.¬† Good Luck!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Lyn

LMMS – Snow Cute – Snow Angel!

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Today I have a little inspiration from Little Miss Muffet using Polka Dot Pals Wyleen and I see myself creating with her lots more before Christmas Рso cute! I had a cover plate die from Lil Inkers that I have been wanting to use and she fit right in!

Come on over and join in on¬†Challenge #196 – Anything Goes! ¬†There are prizes… For our prizes, one lucky winner will be awarded a¬†$10.00 Gift Voucher¬†to the¬†LMMS shop. We like to select a couple other projects to highlight as well.¬† Good Luck!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Lyn