Sunday, March 29, 2020

You're So Smart


Hello and happy Sunday! I hope everyone is well and staying safe amidst our national COVID-19 crisis. Today's card was created for the latest Cardz 4 Galz and Watercooler Wednesday card challenges. I was in need of a graduation card so I thought it would be fun to create a card using this adorable image and sentiment from the Unity Stamp Company's Lil' Smartie Pants stamp set. I stamped the image and sentiment out onto white Copic-friendly cardstock and colored it to match the patterned paper I planned to use. I die cut it into a circle using a Little B circle die set. I cut down some Stampin' UP's crumb cake cardstock into an A2 card base and adhered some pretty patterned papers from the Bo Bunny Early Bird Collection 6x6 paper pad directly on top. I cut the die cut panel down to be a semi circle and adhered it directly to the card panel. To finish off my card I added a few blue sequins from The Ton. Thank you for popping over to my blog today and please stay safe!


Sunday, March 22, 2020

A Little Birdie Told Me


Hello and happy Sunday! Hope everyone is safely surviving our COVID-19 situation. My card today was created for the If You Give A Crafter A Cookie, Time Out Challenges, and The Paper Players challenges. To create my card I started by adhering some beautiful spring themed patterned paper from We R Memory Keepers Simply Spring 6x6 paper pad directly onto my white A2 card base. I then die cut another piece of coordinating patterned paper from the same paper pad using a wonky edge stitched rectangle die from Gina Marie Designs and popped it up off of the card using some fun foam I picked up at Hobby Lobby. I cut a few strips of the base patterned paper and ran that through the my Cuttlebug with the same stitched die and adhered it to the paper. I stamped the sweet little birds from the Technique Tuesdays Chickadees stamp set onto some white Copic-friendly paper and colored them using my alcohol markers. I stamped the sentiment from the Skipping Stones Design Heartsong I stamp set above the birds and die cut the whole thing into an oval panel using a pierced edge die from My Favorite Things. I added some dashed lines around the outer edge using my dual tip Memento tuxedo black marker and adhered it to my card. To finish my card I added some sweet pastel 6mm and some clear 4mm sequins from Pretty Pink Posh around the panel. Thank you for visiting my blog today and I hope you like my card!


Coffee, When Your Brain Needs A Hug-Coffee And Cards With Celeste And Deb


Hello and happy Spring! Welcome to the March Coffee and Cards Collaboration between myself and my friend Debra Davison. Deb chose this beautiful and serene inspiration photo for our theme this month. We both agreed that, with all of the chaos going on around us right now, that looked like a pretty happy place to be. We both work in health care so self-quarantining is not really an option for either of us but it's nice to close your eyes and image quiet, happy places like this! I decided to use the colors in the photo for my card. So, I started by layering some early espresso cardstock from Stampin' UP onto my white A2 card base. I then layered on some patterned paper from the Studio Calico Atlantic 6x6 paper pad on top. I cut a strip of the early espresso cardstock and layered it on top at a diagonal angle adding a small fishtail banner with more patterned paper from the same paper pad and a stamped sentiment from the Altenew Coffee Love stamp set below it. I stamped the coffee pot, stacked cups, and the sentiment from the same stamp set onto some white Copic-friendly cardstock, colored them with my alcohol markers, and die cut it into a circle panel using a pierced edge die from My Favorite Things. I popped that focal panel up off of the card using some foam squares I had in my stash and finished the card off with a few espresso metallic 6mm sequins from The Ton.  

For my coffee this month I opted for a cup of chocolate peanut butter cup gourmet coffee that I recently picked up at my local TJ Maxx. And yes, it's as tasty as it sounds! Perfect after a cool morning run and a shower! Now be sure to head over to Deb's blog to see what fun she's created with our inspiration photo!

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Nautical Celebrate

My second card today was created for the latest Fusion Card Challenge. To create my card I started by adhering some textured navy cardstock from Hobby Lobby onto my white A2 card base and then layered some fun nautical patterned paper from Pink & Main's Beach Bum 6x6 paper pad on top. I added a sliver of the navy cardstock between the two patterned papers to break up the busyness of the papers. I then stamped the boat from Unity Stamp Company's Celebrate stamp set onto some white cardstock using Gina K Design navy ink and fussy cut it out. I stamped the image again and cut the star out and adhered it directly onto the image. I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set using Gina K Design navy and cranberry red inks. I popped the boat image up off of the panel using foam squares from Scrapbook Adhesives and adhered it directly above the sentiment. I matted the panel using more of the same navy cardstock and adhered it directly to the card panel following the featured sketch. I love how it turned out. If you like it too be sure to leave a comment and thank you for visiting my blog today! 

Happy Birthday-Coffee And Cards With Celeste And Deb


Hello and welcome to another Coffee and Cards with Celeste and Deb collaboration. This month Deb picked this beautiful inspiration photo. Isn't it gorgeous? To create my card I started by layering some pretty patterned paper from the Dear Lizzy Stay Colorful 6x6 paper pad onto my white A2 card base. I then die cut the scalloped stitched edge rectangle using a Gina Marie Designs die. I stamped the beautiful floral images from the Stampers Anonymous Flower Garden stamp set directly onto the panel and colored them to match the inspiration photo using my alcohol markers. I stamped the sentiment from the Reverse Confetti's Beautiful Banners stamp set at the bottom right using Versafine onyx black ink. For a little added embellishment I added the dots from the Stampendous Sunny Flowers stamp set all around the flowers using Stampin' Up's sahara sand ink and a little clear Wink of Stella to the flowers. 
As for my coffee selection I opted for a big cup of Seattle's Best French Roast coffee with a little white chocolate mocha creamer mixed in.  
Now pop on over to Deb's blog and see what fun and gorgeous project she whipped up for our collaboration today!

Monday, January 20, 2020

Bras Are Like Friends

Hello! I hope everyone is having a happy Monday. Today's card was created for the latest The Paper Players card challenge. To create my card I started by layering some dark turquoise cardstock from Hobby Lobby onto my white A2 card base. I then die cut a scalloped edge rectangle panel using a Gina Marie Designs die and some white cardstock from Staples. I stamped the sentiments and the bra from the Skipping Stones Design Bras Volume 1 stamp set and colored the bra to match the layered cardstock. To finish the card I added some turquoise sequins from The Ton onto the base, added some shimmer to the bra using my Spectrum Noir clear glitter pen, and popped the entire panel up off of the card base using some inexpensive fun foam I found at Hobby Lobby. This card was super easy to create and would be fun to mass produce in different colors to create a fun gift pack! Thanks for stopping off here today and, if you like my card please leave a comment. I read and appreciate them all! 

With Deepest Sympathy

Hello and happy Monday! It's been snowing here but unfortunately not sticking. I did manage to get a 5 mile run in this morning but spent the rest of the day holed up in the house eating Chinese food, watching Netflix, and making a few cards. This card was created for the latest Sunday Stamps weekly card challenge. To create my card I started by layering some Stampin' Up's basic black cardstock onto my white A2 card base. I then embossed a piece of white cardstock using a Cuttlebug swiss dot embossing folder.  I added some sheer black ribbon that I picked up at Hobby Lobby onto the right side of the panel and then adhered the whole thing down to the card. I cut down a piece of black and white polka cardstock from Basic Grey's Little Black Dress 6x6 paper pad and made three fish tail banners out of them. I layered them toward the bottom of the card following the sketch. I then stamped the floral image from Unity Stamp Company onto some white cardstock using Memento London fog ink and die cut it using a double stitched circle die from Gina Marie Designs. I matted that circle panel onto some more basic black cardstock that I die cut using a Spellbinders die. I stamped the sentiment from the Altenew Birch Land stamp set using Versafine onyx black ink. To finish this card I added some 6mm black sequins from Pretty Pink Posh. Thank you for stopping by my blog today!