Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Arrgh-Words 2 Craft By September 2019

Hello and welcome to the September 2019 Words 2 Craft By challenge! This month inspiration words are "Ahoy, Matey!" in honor of September 19th being National Talk Like A Pirate Day. To create my card I started by printing out the pirate, parrot, and sentiment from the Vera Lane Studio digital pirate stamp set onto some white Copic-friendly cardstock and colored the images using my alcohol markers. I fussy cut them out and edged them with my dual tip Memento tuxedo black marker. I layered some fun graphic patterned papers from the Crate Paper Cool Kid 6x6 paper pad onto my card using a fun sketch I found on Pinterest. I cut the sentiment strip down and adhered it under the focal panel and added some faux black stitched lines with my Memento marker. I then popped the pirate and his fun little parrot up off of the card using some foam squares from Scrapbook Adhesives. I love how quick and easy this card turned out! I can't wait to see how everyone else is inspired by this fun quote! 



Sunday, August 25, 2019

Fueled By Coffee

Today's card was created for the latest Freshly Made Sketches
To create my card I started by layering the beautiful patterned papers from the Bo Bunny Early Bird 6x6 paper pad onto my white A2 white card base. I then stamped the sentiment from the Echo Park Paper Co Coffee & Friends stamp set onto some white cardstock and die cut the panel using a pierced edge oval die from My Favorite Things. I added some black dashed lines around the outer edge for some nice contrast. I then stamped the mug from the same Echo Park stamp set onto some white Copic-friendly cardstock and colored it to coordinate with the patterned paper I used on the card. I fussy cut the image out and edged it with my dual tip Memento tuxedo black marker. I popped the entire oval panel up off of the card using foam squares from Scrapbook adhesives. To finish my card off I added some matte black 6mm sequins from Pretty Pink Posh. I hope you like my card and thank you for visiting my blog today!


Spread Joy Through The Year

Hello and happy Sunday! Thank you for stopping by my blog today. Today's card was created for the latest Watercooler Wednesday Challenge. To create my card I started by layering some Old Olive cardstock from Stampin' UP onto my white A2 card base and then a panel of kraft cardstock from Hobby Lobby on top that I die cut using a Gina Marie Design rectangle stitched die. Using a banner die from Jillian Vance Designs I die cut a banner from some plaid paper from the AmericanCrafts Very Merry 6x6 paper pad and adhered it directly to the card. I stamped the image from the Unity Stamp Company's Old Traditions stamp set onto some white Copic-friendly cardstock and the sentiment below it from the same stamp set. I colored the image using my alcohol markers and then added some shimmer by adding lace Stickles to all of the snow. I finished the card off by popping the circle panel up off of the card using some Scrapbook Adhesives foam squares. I hope you like it!


First I Drink The Coffee-Coffee And Cards With Celeste And Deb

Hello and welcome to the August Coffee and Cards with Celeste and Deb collaboration. This month Deb and I decided to do a sketch challenge. I love sketches, especially when my mojo is lacking. This one was perfect to showcase some fun new stamps I recently picked up at my local Tuesday Morning. To create my card I started by layering some pretty patterned paper from Pink & Main's Spring Flings 6x6 paper pad onto a pretty embossed piece of cardstock that my crafty friend Lisa Elton mailed me. I added a small sliver of basic black cardstock from Stampin' UP to help delineate the patterned paper from the embossed paper. I popped that panel up off of my A2 white card base using some inexpensive fun foam I picked up at Hobby Lobby. I then stamped the sentiment from the Bo Bunny Cup Of Joe stamp set onto some white cardstock. I then stamped the coffee cup from the Close To My Heart Treats Of Friendship Occasions right below the sentiment. I stamped the image again onto some more of the same patterned paper and fussy cut it out and adhered it to the cup. I colored the rest of the image using my Copic markers. I cut the panel down to match the sketch and matted it onto some more of the basic black Stampin' UP cardstock and popped it up off the card using more fun foam. To finish my card off I added some black accents using Nuvo Crystal Drops in ebony. 
For my coffee selection I went old school...just a cup of Seattle's Best 6th Avenue Bistro in dark roast with some hazelnut coffee creamer in my favorite grandma mug! 
Now hop on over to Debra's blog and check out what she did with the challenge and thank you for stopping here today!



Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Thanks For The Perfect Day-W2CB August

Hello and happy Wednesday. I cannot believe we are already publishing the August Words 2 Craft By challenge! This year is flying by too quickly for me. This month's quote is "I don't know why, but the meals we have on picnics always taste so much nicer than the ones we have indoors."-from Five Go Off in a Caravan by Enid Blyton. I didn't really have any picnic related stamps or papers so I had to improvise. I started by layering a piece of blue patterned paper from the Authentique Delightful 6x6 paper pad onto my A2 white card base. I then stamped the grass, the tree, and the picnic basket from the Avocado Arts Perfectly Perfect Day stamp set onto some white cardstock using memento inks. I then stamped the adorable couple from the CC Designs Spring Couple stamp set onto some white Copic-friendly cardstock and colored their hair, skin and shoes. I then stamped the same stamp set onto more patterned paper from the same paper pad and fussy cut them out. I edged the elements with my dual tipped Memento marker and adhered them directly onto the paper. I fussy but the image leaving a small white border around the edge. I stamped the kite from the same Avocado Arts stamp set onto some more patterned paper and popped it and the cute couple up off of the card using foam squares from Scrapbook Adhesives. To finish my card off I added the sentiment from the Avocado Arts stamp set in the upper left corner and then added some "apples" onto the tree and the basket using my Nuvo Crystal Drops in rhubarb crumble. I can't wait to see what fun creations everyone else comes up with!


Friday, July 5, 2019

Blast Off-W2CB July


Hello and happy Friday! I hope everyone had a safe and happy 4th of July. Today's card was created for the latest Words 2 Craft By and Time Out Challenges. This month marks the 50th anniversary of the first lunar landing. The inspiration quote is "We came in peace for all mankind." To create my card I started by inking a panel I had die cut using a Gina Marie Designs stitched rectangle die using my Tim Holtz distress inks in broken china, faded jeans, and black soot. I spritzed it with my Ranger mini-mister and then just took some plain clean water and added some droplets to the panel for a nice hazy, watery effect. I then stamped the images from the Papertrey Ink Blast Off stamp set onto some white copic-friendly cardstock, colored them using my alcohol markers, and then die cut the images using the coordinating dies. I stamped the sentiment into the lower right corner of the focal panel using Versamark clear ink and heat embossed the image using Recollections detail embossing powder in snow. I adhered the moon and the stars directly to the card panel using my Ranger Multi-matte medium clear glue and then popped the rocket up off of the page using foam squares from Scrapbook Adhesives. I trimmed down a piece of basic black cardstock from Stampin' UP and framed out the panel. I popped the whole thing up off of the standard A2 white card base using some inexpensive fun foam from Hobby Lobby. To finish off the card I added some white stars to the background using my Pen-touch white chalk pen and then added some shimmer to the rocket, stars, and moon with my Spectrum Noir clear shimmer pen. Thank you for stopping by and if you like my card be sure to leave a kind word. I appreciate them all!

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Birthday Zombies

Hello and happy Sunday! My card today was created for the latest Time Out Challeges and Addicted To Stamps And More Challenge. To create my card I started by layering a fun piece of grungy patterned paper from the Studio Calico Darling Dear 6x6 paper pad directly onto my white A2 card base. I then stamped the fun zombie from The Cat's Pajama's Mwahh stamp set three times onto a piece of Copic-friendly cardstock. I colored the images using my alcohol markers and then stamped the sentiment from the Sugar Pea Designs Undying Love stamp set onto the front. The front reads "Birthdays are like zombies." And the inside reads "they just keep coming and coming until you die!" To finish my card up I popped it up off of the front panel using some fun foam from Hobby Lobby, added some scribbly lines around the focal panel using my Memento tuxedo black dual tip marker, and then added Glossy Accents to the zombies eyes. This card simply cracks me up! I hope you like it too.