Sunday, June 17, 2018

Wedding Congratulations

My card was created for the latest If You Give A Crafter A Cookie card challenge. I love this gorgeous photo and thought I would use it literally and create a wedding themed card. To create my card I started by layering a piece of soft pink cardstock from Hobby Lobby onto my white card base. I then embossed a piece of white cardstock using a gorgeous embossing folder from Lifestyle Crafts and layered it on top. I then die cut another piece of the pink cardstock using a Spellbinders circle die and another piece of white cardstock using a pierced edge MFT circle die and layered them together. I then stamped the wedding cake image from the Inkadinkado Wedding stamp set directly onto the white circle panel and again onto some Copic-friendly cardstock. I colored the flowers and icing on the cake in light pink tones using my alcohol markers, fussy cut the image, and popped it up off of the focal panel using Stampin' UP foam dimensionals. I then mounted both circle panels onto a white doily from Sunny Side Up Bakery and off set adhered it to embossed focal panel. I trimmed off the excess and mounted the entire panel onto my white card base. I trimmed down a small strip of the light pink cardstock and stamped the sentiment from the Avery Elle Petals & Stems stamp set in Versafine onyx black ink and adhered it below the focal panel. To finish my card off I added some pretty sparkle with light pink Stickles and a few clear rhinestones from Recollections. Thank you for visiting my blog and if you like my card be sure to leave a comment. I appreciate every single one of them!


Caffeine Junkie

My latest card was created for the current AAA Cards challenge. I belong to a coffee lover's facebook group and we all exchange cards once per month. My crafty friend Helen sent me a beautiful card and in it she included the pretty red floral tag, the square and circle cut outs on my card. As soon as I saw them I knew I had to incorporate them into a card and I thought this challenge would be perfect since the shapes are geometric. To create my card I started by layering a strip of French script black and white patterned paper onto the side of my card. I then embossed a piece of white cardstock using a geometric embossing folder from Lifestyle Crafts and adhered it directly onto my card base. I then adhered the geometric paper ephemera my friend sent me to my card and added some black dashed lines for additional contrast. I stamped the sentiment from the Studio L2E stamp set onto a strip of black cardstock and heat embossed it using some Recollections snow white embossing powder. I adhered the sentiment strip directly to the bottom of my ephemera tag after adding a eyelet with my Crop-A-Dile tool. I popped the tag up off of the card using some fun foam from Hobby Lobby and added a bit of black hemp twine from American Crafts. I stamped the pretty mug from Reverse Confetti's Be A Barista stamp set onto some black cardstock and heat set it using the same white embossing powder. I then stamped the coffee portion of the stamp onto some white cardstock using Zing embossing powder in chestnut, heat set it, cut it out and adhered it to the mug. I popped the mug up off of the tag using some Stampin' UP foam dimensionals to finish this fun card off! 


To My Favorite Pop

Hello, and Happy Father's Day to all of the hard-working dads out there! I created this fun card for my father for his big day. I started by stamping the adorable popsicle from the Unity Stamp Company's Favorite Pop stamp set onto some white Copic-friendly cardstock. I colored it to look like a bomb pop and fussy cut the image out. I layered some of the beautiful patriotic papers from the Pebbles American 6x6 paper pad onto my white card base. I die cut a circle from the same paper pad using an X edge circle die from Gina Marie Designs and matted it with some more of the patterned papers from the same paper pad. I stamped the sentiment from the same Unity stamp set onto more white cardstock and matted it with more of the blue patterned paper. To complete my card I popped the popsicle and the sentiment circle up off of the card using some Stampin' UP foam dimensionals and added a few sequins from Pretty Pink Posh. 


Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Just A Note

Hello, and welcome to the June/July Words 2 Craft By Challenge! This month's word challenge is "go where you feel most alive." I absolutely love music. I literally have music playing almost my entire day when I'm not at work. I run to music, shower to it, clean and craft to it, even cook and dress in the morning to music. It's a huge part of my life. So, I felt like I had to incorporate a musical note into my card this month. To start I layered some beautiful patterned papers from G.C.D Studios Splendor 8x8 paper pad onto my white card base. I die cut a pierced edge oval using paper from the same paper pad and a My Favorite Things die and adhered it straight down to the card. I stamped the Victrola image from the Unity Stamp Company Better With Age KOTM onto some Copic-friendly cardstock and colored it using my alcohol markers. I fussy cut the image and popped it up off of the card using some foam squares from Scrapbook Adhesives. I stamped the sentiment from the Skipping Stones Designs Heartsong II stamp set onto more white cardstock using Versafine onyx black ink and used a 1" circle punch from Stampin' UP to punch it out and adhered it to the card using more foam squares. A few black sequins from Pretty Pink Posh finish off my card. I can't wait to see how our challenge inspires you this month!


Monday, May 28, 2018

Some Heroes Wear Capes

Today's card was created for the 2018 Spring & Summer Coffee Lover's Bloghop. I really wanted to so something red, white, and blue so I started by stamping the fun mug from the Reverse Confetti Just Brew It stamp set onto some white cardstock using Gina K Designs navy and warm cocoa inks and then die cut the image using the coordinating die. I then layered some patterned papers from the Pebbles Americana 6x6 paper pad onto my white card base using the fun sketch I found on Pinterest, only reversed. I finished it off using some 6mm clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh. Love this fun and patriotic card. Thank you for visiting my blog today and be sure to leave a comment. 

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Need Caffeine-Coffee And Cards With Celeste And Deb

Hello and welcome to the May installment of Coffee and Cards with Celeste and Deb! This month's post happens to coincide with the 2018 Spring & Summer Coffee Lover's Bloghop. We also are lucky to have our mutual crafty, coffee-loving friend Michael Trent joining us again as a guest designer! Our theme this month is to use stickers on our cards.
To create my first card I started by layering some Kelly green swiss dot polka paper from Lawn Fawn onto my white card base and then layering a piece of chevron woodgrain patterned paper from the Amy Tangerine Yes, Please 6x6 paper pad on top. I then popped up five gorgeous Starbucks ephemera coffee cups off of my card using Stampin' UP foam dimensionals. To finish this sweet card off I stamped the sentiment from the Latina Crafter's Need Caffeine mini stamp set into some white cardstock and cut it down to a small banner and popped it up off of the card using more foam dimensionals.
For my coffee selection I thought it was appropriate to get a nice Starbucks triple mocha Frappuccino to kind of match my card theme. Such a nice, cool drink to have on a hot summer Midwestern afternoon!
 
Now be sure to pop on over to Deb and Michael's blogs and leave a little love for them and have fun hopping along the hop!


Saturday, May 26, 2018

Bras Are Like Friends

Hello and Happy Memorial Day weekend! Thank you for stopping by today. My card was created for the latest Time Out Challenge where we were to use the photo as inspiration for our card. I absolutely loved the colors in this photo! To create my card I started by layering some circles of patterned paper that I cut using an MFT pierced edge circle die and some papers from the Authentique 6x6 Essentials collection onto a piece of hot pink cardstock from the Mementa Cardstock Mats 5x7 paper pad. I then die cut the entire panel using a Gina Marie Designs funky edged rectangle die and popped the panel up off of my card using some fun foam from Hobby Lobby. I then stamped the bras from the Skipping Stones Design Bras Vol. 1 stamp set onto more of the same patterned papers, fussy cut them out, edged them with my dual tip Memento tuxedo black marker, and popped them up using Stampin' UP foam dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment from the Skipping Stones Design Bras Vol. 3 stamp set onto some white cardstock and then die cut it into a focal panel using a stitched edge rectangle die from Gina Marie Designs and popped that up off of the card to complete my card. If you like my card be sure to leave a comment and subscribe. Have a safe and happy weekend!