Sunday, May 19, 2024

Have A Wonderful Day-Coffee And Cards With Celeste And Deb

 

Hello, and happy Sunday! This month Deb chose this beautiful mood board/color palette for our inspiration. I think it just screams Spring! I created my card by die cutting a stitched scalloped edge panel out of white 120lb cardstock using a Gina Marie Designs nesting scalloped rectangle die. Using a Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous grungy polka dot stencil and Tim Holtz distress ink in shaded lilac I stenciled the background dots. Using the TCW mini tattered lace stencil, I added the butterflies using Tim Holtz distress ink in black soot. I then taped off the edges of my panel using low tack tape and stamped the fun French script from the Tattered Angels Tattered Traveler stamp set using Gina K black ink. I stamped, colored, and fussy cut the floral images using Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Flower Garden stamp set. I adhered the stems directly to the panel using liquid glue and popped the flower tops up using foam tape. I stamped the sentiment from the Waltzing Mouse Stamps Old Country Roses stamp set using Versafine onyx black ink. I popped the whole panel up off of my card using thin foam tape and finished it off with some white gel pen detail and a few clear rhinestones from Recollections. 
For my coffee this month, I opted for a big, frosty caramel iced coffee from Dunkin Donuts. 
Now, be sure to stop by Deb's blog and see how she was inspired by this beautiful inspiration photo! 



Saturday, May 18, 2024

Take Me To The Beach

 

My card today was created for the latest Just Us Girls card challenge. I love this beautiful mood board, and just had to play along! I created my card by stenciling the Newton's Nook Retro Sun & Palms stencil (a freebie that I won recently) onto some white cardstock using Tim Holtz distress inks. I die cut the panel using a wonky stitch stacking rectangle die from Gina Marie Designs. I stamped the images and sentiment from Honey Bee's Flippin' Fabulous stamp set and used the coordinating die cuts to cut them out. I colored them and adhered them to my focal panel. I popped the focal panel up off of the card using foam tape and added a few clear rhinestones from Recollections for a pretty finishing touch. Thank you for stopping by my blog today. I hope you have a fabulous day!





Friday, May 17, 2024

Hello

 


Happy Friday! Today's card was created for the latest Color Throwdown card challenge. I have to say that clean and simple have never been my style when it comes to cardmaking. It's not that I don't love it when I see it. I've never been comfortable with that creative style. But I do have to say that I love this card. I started with a white card panel that I stamped the floral images from CTMH's Thoughts Of You stamp set using Gina K Designs basic black ink. I stamped the coordinating petal stamp using tempting turquoise, tangerine tango, and perfect plum inks from Stampin' UP. I filled in the stems with a C1 Copic marker for a little bit of contrast. I die cut a Hello sentiment using Stampin' UP black cardstock and adhered it to the focal panel. I die cut the panel using a stacking stitched rectangle die from My Favorite Things and popped it up off of the card using foam tape. I finished the card off by adding a bit of clear Wink of Stella shimmer pen to the petals. Unfortunately, my camera didn't do a good job picking that up on screen. Anyway, thank you for visiting my blog. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!


Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Friends Are Like Flowers

 

My card today was created for the latest Just Us Girls card challenge. I started by stamping my gnome garden scene from Inkadinkado's Garden Gnome stamp set onto some white Copic-friendly cardstock and colored them using my alcohol markers. I trimmed the panel down and mounted it onto some green cardstock. I stamped the sentiment from Stampendous True Friends stamp set and created a circle panel using a circle punch. Using patterned paper from Echo Park's Flower Market 6x6 paper pad I created a fun layout. I finished off my card by adding a stitched banner I created using a Unity die and green cardstock. I adhered that to the top left of my card for a bit of balance and visual interest. I finished off the card by adding a bit of white gel detail to the gnomes. Thank you for stopping by my blog today. I hope you have a wonderful day!


Wednesday, May 8, 2024

I Donut Know What I'd Do Without You!

 

Today I am guest designing for the Color Throwdown challenge. I started with a cream A2 card base. Using a piece of cream cardstock and Stampin' UP's crumb cardstock, I stenciled the coffee mugs using the Newton's Nook Mugs Stencil. I die cut a banner using light kraft cardstock and a nesting banner die from Unity Stamp Company. I adhered that to the stenciled panel, and cut the whole thing down using a stacking, stitched rectangle die from Paper Rose. I stamped the sentiment onto the banner using a sentiment stamp from Close To My Heart's Treats Of Friendship Occasions and Memento cocoa brown ink. I adhered that panel onto a piece of royal blue cardstock, popped it up with some foam tape and adhered that to the card.  I stamped the coffee cup and donut from Close To My Heart's Pumpkin Treats stamp set and Copic-friendly ink. I colored the images using my alcohol markers and die cut them out using the coordinating dies. I popped those up off of the card using more foam tape and added some white gel pen detail and some fun blue enamel dots from Recollections for some additional interest. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. I would love it if you played along with us this week for our color challenge!



Saturday, May 4, 2024

Love You To The Beach And Back-Send A Smile 4 Kids

 

It's the first week of May, and this month at Send A Smile 4 Kids we are celebrating all of the special men in our lives. I'm still blessed to have my father with me, and this card was created for him. He lives in a beach community in Florida and has always loved sailing. I created this card by layering some gorgeous patterned paper from Simple Stories Vintage Seas 6x8 paper pad onto some navy cardstock from Hobby Lobby. Using nothing but ephemera from the Nautical Bits & Pieces I created my scene. I added a sentiment from the same collection and a few sequins from The Ton and called this card done. I don't create too many cards where I literally do no stamping, but this card has no stamping at all! Be sure to stop by the Send A Smile 4 Kids blog and see how the rest of the design team was inspired by our challenge this month. 

Sunday, April 28, 2024

Happy Birthday


Happy Sunday! Today's card was created for AAA Birthday card challenge. This month's challenge is to create a shaker card. I thought it would be fun to create a fun underwater scene using fish and an adorable mermaid. I started by inking an ombre background panel using Tim Holtz distress inks an Altenew's Scales Debossing cover die. I die cut a large circle in the middle of the panel using a stacking circle die from Spellbinders. I inked another panel to go behind the circle. I popped the main panel up using foam tape and added some clear, marshmallow, and turquoise sequins from The Ton in the shaker panel and adhered it to the card. I then stamped the beautiful mermaid image from Lily of the Valley's Mermaid 1 stamp set and inked her up using my Copic markers. I stamped a few fish and some seaweed from Lawn Fawn's Fintastic Friends and colored them using my alcohol markers. I fussy cut the mermaid and die cut the fish and seaweed images using coordinating dies and adhered them all to the card to create my underwater scene. I created my sentiment by die cutting the Birthday Wishes die set using white cardstock and colored them using my Copics to create an ombre look that matched the card. I attached them to the shadow piece and adhered them to the card. I finished off this card by added some pretty glitter glue using Nuvo crystal glitter drops and some white gel pen for additional details on the mermaid. Thank you for stopping by my blog! 

 

I'm So Blessed To Call You Friend-Coffee And Cards With Celeste And Deb

 

This month Deb and I decided we would both use Unity stamps for our inspiration. I know I have a ton of them and I'm pretty sure she does too. I stamped Unity Stamp Company's Planner Gal Don't Be Perfect stamp set onto some white Copic-friendly cardstock using alcohol-friendly ink. I colored the image using my Copic markers and added some scraps of paper from the My Mind's Eye Follow Your Heart 12x12 paper collection to create little torn banners at the top and bottom of the panel, which I die cut using a stitched edge nesting rectangle die from Paper Rose. I mounted it onto some light tan cardstock from Hobby Lobby. I created an A2 card base using the same tan cardstock and stamped Unity Stamp's Small Details background stamp using Stampin' UP's Sahara Sand ink for a subtle tone on tone look. Using more of the My Mind's Eye Follow Your Heart papers, I created a framed focal panel and a contrast piece that I added at an angle. I adhered that panel directly onto my card base and then popped the focal panel up off of my card using some low profile foam tape. I die cut one of the butterflies from Stampin' UP's Beautiful Wings Embosslit and more of the patterned paper and adhered it above the focal image. The sentiment was stamped in Versafine onyx black ink using Verve Stamps Because Of You stamp set. I finished off the card by added some clear rhinestone gems from The Paper Studio and some shimmer using a Gelly Roll clear shimmer pen to the shirt and flowers on the image. 
I went this weekend to a local coffee shop downtown and got a lovely iced macchiato and a vanilla coffee bean cookie to go with it. It was so very good! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. I always appreciate your comments. Now, hop on over to Deb's blog and see what fun Unity image she used for her inspiration. 



Friday, April 26, 2024

It's Your Special Day

Hello, and happy Friday! This was a very long week, so it felt good to come home and relax with some crafting. I created my card for the latest Color Throwdown card challenge. I created my card by embossing a panel of white cardstock using a Spellbinders starburst embossing folder. I adhered that panel down to my A2 white card base. Using one of the Spellbinders stacking deckled rectangles dies, I die cut a panel and stamped the leaves from Stampin' UP's Kinda Eclectic using Stampin' UP's old olive ink. I stamped the leaves again onto a separate scrap of white cardstock and fussy cut the image out. I stamped the sentiment from a Momenta birthday wooden block collection at the bottom of the panel using Versafine onyx black ink. I then stamped the butterfly from the Kinda Eclectic stamp set and the flower from Stampin' UP's Petite Petals stamp set onto scrap cardstock using delightful daffodil ink from Stampin' UP. I fussy cut the images out and popped them all up off of the panel using Stampin' UP mini foam dimensionals. I added clear rhinestones from The Paper Studio to the butterfly, the flower, and scattered a few more around the focal panel. I framed the whole panel using some aqua blue cardstock from Hobby Lobby and popped the panel up off of the card using thin foam tape. Thank you for stopping by my blog today. I hope you have a fabulous weekend!


 

Saturday, April 6, 2024

Celebrate Your Day-Send A Smile 4 Kids

This month at Send A Smile 4 Kids we are celebrating the moms/special women in our lives. To create my card, I started by layering some olive cardstock from Hobby Lobby onto my white A2 card base. Using the Stampin' UP Framed Tulip embossing folder and some 110lb cardstock to create by background panel. Using some A2 nesting dies from Pink and Main I die cut the inner panel and the border panel. I stamped the floral images from Stampin' UP's Thoughts & Prayers stamp set using Gina K Designs Fresh Asparagus ink. I stamped the birthday sentiment in the right upper corner using Versafine onyx black ink and Verve Stamp's Poppy Birthday stamp set. Using a paint chip from Lowe's that matched the cardstock, I die cut the butterfly using Stampin' UP's Beautiful Wings Embosslit. I layered the top panel onto the card using some low profile foam tape, added the butterfly with some glue dots, and finished the card off with some clear sparkling gems from The Paper Studios. This was a pretty clean and simple card and think it would make a gorgeous set if done in different colors. Thank you for stopping by my blog today. Please be sure to leave a comment and stop by the Send A Smile 4 Kids blog and see how everyone else was inspired by this month's theme.