Friday, July 19, 2019

Color Throwdown #552



I’m playing in this week’s Color Throwdown Challenge.  I’ve had this stamp on my desk to use while it was still summer.  I’m seeing signs of back to school around & I’m not ready!  Lol

Stamps: Ice Cream Soft Serve House Mouse
C/s: white, Gray, pink
Copics

Until next time!
~Misti


Thursday, July 18, 2019

Cardz 4 Galz


It’s time for a new Cardz 4 Galz challenge & the theme is sun, sea & sand.  I also combined it with the House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge for the anything goes. 


Stamps: Beach Toss House Mouse
C/s: white, Gray
Copics, red ribbon

Until next time!
~Misti

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Color Throwdown



This week’s Color Throwdown is one of my absolute favs!!  I love, love this combo!!

Stamps: Geraniums Power Poppy
C/S: white, Black, red
Copics, Circle nestabilities, enamel dots

Until next time!
~Misti

Saturday, July 6, 2019

FMS395






I combined Marg's VSN Color challenge with this week's Freshly Made Sketch.   I had to dig to find some purple cardstock.  I don't make many purple cards & this week I've made 3... think I've hit my quota for the year!  LOL

Stamps: Climbing Clematis digi Power Poppy
c/s: white, purple
copics, distress stripes ef 

Until next time!
~Misti


Friday, July 5, 2019

Birthday Shenanigans

 It's time for VSN again with the theme "Rock Star"  I made this for one of the challenges I am hosting So Sharp! & combining it with the current House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge ~ Anything Goes/ color combo.

Stamps: Birthday Mischief House Mouse
c/s: white, gray, pink
copics, crystal affects

Until next time!
~Misti


Thursday, July 4, 2019

Happy Birthday Chick!


It's time for another challenge over at Cardz 4 Galz!  This time the them is "Party time".   I'm inking up this set for the first time.  I LOVE the sets from Art Impressions.   They crack me up!   I hope you'll join us! 

Stamps: Spring Chicken Set Art Impressions
c/s white, Pure Poppy
copics, crystal accents

Until next time!
~Misti

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Thinking of You

It’s time for another Cardz for Galz Challenge!  This time is your favorite color combo.  Isn’t that fun??!!  I hope you can play along.

Stamps: Dynamic Duos Power Poppy
C/s: white, Black, lemon tart
Copics, Circle nestabilities 

Until next time!
~Misti

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Thinking of You

 I combined 2 challenges for this card ~
The House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge ~ Summer fun~
The Paper Players ~ CAS Summer Beverage

I’m still working my way through my stamps that haven’t seen ink this year & I thought this little guy is perfect!  I’m kinda jealous of that mouse actually!! Lol

Stamps: Keeping Cool House Mouse
C/s: white, Gray, blue
Copics, oval punches, Seeing Spots ef

Until next time!
~Misti

Monday, June 17, 2019

Sweet Catch

The Penny Black & More Challenge is ~ Blooms, Butterflies and/or bugs.   Can you believe June is 1/2 over???  I’m looking at my list of challenges for the month & it is way longer than I have month! Lol

Stamp: Sweet catch  Penny Black
C/s: white, Black, yellow
Copics

Until next time!
~Misti

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Birthday Wishes






Today is day #1 of the 30 day Coloring Challenge.  I'm also using my card for the Double D Challenge.  

Stamps: Beautiful Peony Altenew
c/s white, black, pink
copics, wink of Stella glitter pen

Until next time!
~Misti

Monday, June 10, 2019

PBSC June

The June Penny Black Saturday Challenge is ~ Anything Goes/Partial stamping. I cut off part of the stems on the bottom of the image.  

Stamps: Unfolding Penny Black
C/s: White, Black
Copics, wink of Stella glitter pen

Until next time!
~Misti

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Hey Foxy!



It's time for another challenge at Cardz 4 Galz.  The theme for this 2 weeks is ~ Fox/Foxy Ladies~    I love this little fox!!!   On the inside it says "Don't Just Fly SOAR!"  

Stamps:  For Fox's Sake The Cat's Pajamas
c/s: white, turquoise
copics, Cloud die MFT, glossy accents

Until next time!
~Misti

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Weird!









The current Obsession Impression Challenge is: Feathered Friends  And the Inspiration Challenge on SCS took us to Ballard Deign.  I chose THIS piece as my inspiration piece.

Stamps: Blue Footed  Impression Obsession  CL752
c/s: white, blue, gray
copics

Until next time!
~Misti

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Cardz for Galz


The new Cardz for Galz Challenge is ~Graduation~. I needed 3 masculine graduation cards this year, so this challenge was perfect timing.

Stamps: Say it Big Unity Stamp Co
C/s; white, black
Graduation hat ef

Until next time!
~Misti

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Tulips




This week’s Inspiration Challenge on SCS took us to the countryliving.com website.  I found THIS article & saw that the tulip farm that is close to me is ranked -#3 by this article!!   I combined the JUGS challenge also. 

Stamps: Tulips Technique Junkies
C/s: white, red, black
Copics, Black Nuvo Crystal drops

Until next time!
~Misti

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Thinking of you



 
The May Flower Challenge is heat/dry embossing. 

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Prayers


The current Cardz For Galz is a recipe... 1 image, 1 sentiment, 2 pattered papers, 3 embellishments .  This is also for the current Free4All challenge on Splitcoast... to tilt a panel.

Stamps: Peony Musse Power Poppy
C/s: white, Black, Berry Sorbet
Copics, Black Crystal Nuvo drops

Until next time!
~Misti

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Ribbon or Lace Trim #95



It's time for a new challenge at "Cardz 4 Galz".  The theme this time is ribbon/lace trim.   As you can see I went all out on my ribbon.  *roll eyes*  I had this planned in my head & when I got ready to put it together, I realized my image panel covered up almost all of the ribbon.   I hope you will join us & show us that I NEED to add more ribbon to my cards!!


Stamps: Poppy Trio Penny Black
c/s: white, black
copics, red grosgrain ribbon

Until next time!
~Misti

Monday, April 22, 2019

Spring Time Blossoms



This week's Inspiration Challenge took us to an absolutely breathtaking photo site.  I used this photo as my inspiration.  I'm also entering this in the House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge.  

Stamps: Scent of Lilac House Mouse
c/s: white, blue
copics, Seeing Spots ef, circle nestabilities

Until next time!
~Misti

CAS530 Just a Note

I’m a bit behind in my blogging this month.  VSN was a week ago & while I have the greatest of intentions of blogging those cards, there are a lot of them!   This week’s CAS challenge on SCS is to use the negative die.  This die is one I had to have as soon as I saw it, and then I didn’t do anything with it.

Sentiment is from Hero Arts
Die: Heart of Flowers Simon Says Stamp
C/s: White, yellow, black
Black Crystal Nuvo drops

Until next time!
~Misti

HMFMC#289 Think Spring









The current House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge is ~Anything Goes/Spring ~  I have soooo many options for this theme, but decided to go with this image.  I'm still trying to use different stamps instead of reaching for the same ones all of the time.

Stamp: Throwing Daisy Petals House Mouse
c/s: white, Kraft, Berry Sorbet
copics

Until next time!
~Misti

Thursday, April 18, 2019

A Million Thanks

This month’s CAS Watercolor Challenge theme is ~ Poppy.  I’ve had this poppy from Unity Stamp confor awhile.  The stamps are bigger than I expected & haven’t pulled them out to play with them. When I saw this Challenge, I was inspired to play. I still need lots of practice for my background watercoloring skills... my attempts look like something a kindergarten student would make. But I am practicing. Loll & Karen make it look sooooo incredibly easy!  I had a bit of red go rogue, so a few strategically placed Nuvo drops & you can’t even tell!!


Stamps: Wild & Free Unity Stamp Co
C/s: white, Black
Tim Holtz distress inks, water color brush

Until next time!
~Misti

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Thank you!



I was asked recently how I decide what challenges I play in. I have a list of favorites that I keep a running list of the current theme... right now I have 13 challenges on my list that I could play in.  More often than not, I have more challenges than time.  I typically look at my list as I’m winding down for the night & decide which one that I’m going to go with.  If I have the decision made, it helps my crafting time go much smoother.  I may even stamp my image.  Most of the time, my system works really well for me.  And then there’s this one...  I had a challenge in mind, stamped my image & even colored it... then yesterday, I decided the image was too big for the Sketch Challenge.  Looked for a different image & couldn’t find one I liked.  So I changed challenges... I stamped this Peony & colored it.  I needed a thank you card, so that narrowed down the sentiment.  Then as I’m putting my card together, I start second guessing myself... the challenge was an inspiration challenge... but if you put my card next to the inspiration piece I chose, could someone else see what inspired me??  (Ugh!!! Over think much??!!). So I went back to my challenge list & saw that there was a challenge for florals... great!  I don’t have to worry about the Sketch or the inspiration.  And I finished my card, so I can write in it & get it in the mail... which is the whole reason I started this craft!! Lol. The current Crafter’s Cafe Challenge is ~Easter and/or florals.

Stamps: Sugarpea Pretty Peonies
C/s: white, Black
Copics, wink of Stella glitter pen, oval nestabilities 

Until next time!
~Misti

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Easter Hedgie


This week's CAS challenge is ~ Easter Celebrations.  I combined it with this month's Penny Black Saturday Challenge ~ Fresh Spring Colors.   One of the great things about Easter being late, is I actually get a few extra cards made.  #100dayproject

Stamps: Easter Hedgie Penny Black
c/s: white, pink
copics

Until next time!
~Misti

Friday, April 12, 2019

APR19VSNJ Spring Rain

Virtual Stamp Night (VSN) started today over at SCS.  This challenge was a sneak peek for the Fan Club members.  The challenge will go live tomorrow for non-fan club members.  I haven't inked up this stamp ever.  I've had a chance to do that with several other stamps for this vsn, I love it when that happens! 

Stamps: Puddle Jumpers House Mouse
c/s: white, gray
copics

Until next time!
~Misti

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Exciting News!!


This is my first post as DT for the "Cardz 4 Galz" blog!!!  I'm so excited!!!  You can find out the details of the current challenge HERE  I hope you'll join us!!!

Stamps: Dynamic Duos Power Poppy
c/s: white, black
copics, black Crystal Nuvo drops

Until next time!
~Misti

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Smelling the Lilacs


The current Always Fun Challenge #105 is ~ All About Flowers~  I have plenty of flower stamps, the question was which one to use!!  LOL  #100dayproject

Stamp: Lilac Aroma House Mouse
c/s: white, gray
copics

Until next time!
~Misti

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

HMFMC#288 Balloon Ride


The current House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge is ~Anything Goes/ Travel ~   This Stamp makes me smile!!!

Stamps: Balloon Ride House Mouse
C/s: white, blue, Berry Sorbet
Copics

Until next time!
~Misti

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Poppies


I love this week’s JUGS challenge.  I love embossing folders, but I definitely have my favs.  
#100dayproject 


Stamps: Poppies Paper Rose
C/s: white, Black
Copics, bakers twine 

Until next time!
~Misti

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Bunny in the Daffodils


I've combined 2 challenges with this card:  Allsorts~ Yellow and Little Red Wagon ~ Anything that hops  It's been forever since I've used this stamp!!   Today is day 1 of #100DayProject.  I’m really excited about it!

Stamps: Spring Bunny in the Daffs LOTV 
c/s: white, gray, yellow
copics, Seeing Spots ef,

Until next time!
~Misti


Monday, April 1, 2019

CAS527 Heard It’s Been Rough



This week’s CAS challenge is -Humor-  I have a friend going through some major health issues.  I’m going to send this to her. 

Stamps: Doggy Kisses Art Impressions 
C/s: white, KRAFT
Copics, Circle nestabilities 

Until next time!
~Misti

Sunday, March 31, 2019

CCEE1913 National Pencil Day










I came across this stamp on ebay this fall & thought I would have to wait until back to school challenges started to be able to use it.  Thought it was perfect for this National Pencil Day Challenge!!!  


Stamps: Pencil & Ruler House Mouse
c/s: white, gray
copics

Friday, March 29, 2019

What's the Latest Buzz???








I have another card made for the Penny Black Saturday Challenge ~ Clean & Simple/Anything Goes    I love the Penny Black hedgehogs!

Stamps: Good News Bee Talk Penny Black
c/s: white, yellow, black
copics, Seeing Spots ef

Until next time!
~Misti

Flora or Fauna













The current challenge at Cardz for Galz is Flora or Fauna.  Of course, I went with flora!  LOL   One of my stamping goals for this year is to use more of my stamps & yet, I keep reaching for some of my favorite florals!!

Stamps: Dynmaic Duos Glads & Gerberas Power Poppy
c/s: white, black, yellow
copics, yellow grosgrain ribbon, black crystal Nuvo drops

Until next time!
~Misti

SC742 Thinking of You






This was my last sketch challenge as a guest DT.  The past 6 months have flown by!!  

Stamps: Soothing Sympathy Power Poppy
c/s: white, black, pink
copics, oval nestabilities

Until next time!
~Misti

Monday, March 25, 2019

CAS526 Birth Flower



 I'm the hostess for this week's CAS challenge.  I went with the theme ~ Birth Flower.  For the longest time, I've been under the impression that February's birth flower is an iris, violet or primrose... but then I found a chart that showed tulips & ranunculus!  Ohhhhh, I'm so much happier now!!!  LOL

Stamps: Spring Swing House Mouse
c/s: white, gray, pink
copics

Until next time!
~Misti

Friday, March 22, 2019

Thinking of You



I combined this week's Ways to Use It Challenge ~ How does your garden grow ~ with the current Double D Challenge ~ Gingham   I'm starting to see more & more signs of spring & the weather is getting warmer, I'm so excited!!! 

Stamps: Dynamic Duos: Peonies & Tulips  Power Poppy
c/s: white, red, black
copics

Until next time!
~Misti




Thursday, March 21, 2019

YUM!



The current House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge is anything goes/ or all about food/drink.  I combined it with this yummy looking {PIN}spirational Challenge  Are you hungry for strawberries now??  LOL  

Stamp: Sleeping with Strawberries House Mouse
c/s: white,gray
copics, baker's twine

Until next time!
~Misti

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

SC741 On my mind








This week's sketch on SCS is such a fun one!  I love this stamp from Unity!!  

Stamps: Penguin Pals Unity stamps
c/s: white, black
copic, oval nestabilities, oval punches

Until next time!
~Misti

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

CAS525 Lucky Day



This week, Lee is the CAS hostess over at Splitciast & she is challenging us to show our Irish.  I have several clover things but I love this house mouse image!  

Stamps: O Lucky Day House Mouse
C/s: white, green
Copics

Until next time!
~Misti

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Just because




The March Altenew Challenge is an  inspiration challenge.  I was inspired by the red. There is a big patch of red tulips just down the road from us!! They are beautiful!!


Stamps: Spring Daisy Altenew, sentiment from Inked Rose Altenew
C/s:  Black, White
Copics, Black Nuvo Crystal drops

Until next time!
~Misti