Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Have A Sweet Holiday and winner announcement


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Hello and thank you for popping on over to my blog today. I can't believe it's December already! Today's yummy card was created for both The Card Concept and The Sisterhood Of Crafters card challenges. To create my card I started by coloring the edges of piece of white Copic-friendly cardstock green and adhered it to my white A2 card base. I then die cut a pretty stitched and scalloped panel using a Gina Marie Designs die. I stamped the sentiment from the Avocado Arts Gingerbread Goodness stamp set onto the panel using Versafine onyx black ink. I then stamped the gumdrop and the peppermint from the same Avocado Arts stamp set and the holly cluster from the Simon Says Stamp Ugly Sweater stamp set onto white Copic-friendly cardstock. I created masks for the 3 images and then stamped the cupcakes from Hero Arts Cupcakes stamp set onto them. I colored each of the images using my alcohol markers and fussy cut them out. I popped them up using foam squares from Scrapbook Adhesives. To finish this adorable card off I added some clear shimmer and shine using my Spectrum Noir clear glitter pen on the cupcakes frosting, added some sequins from Pretty Pink Posh, and some crystal and red Stickles to the gumdrop, holly, and peppermint. 
I also wanted to announce the winner of the blog candy from last week's Coffee And Cards Collaboration With Celeste and Deb. Congratulations Sue D! I will be shooting you an email to get your mailing address. 

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Let Us Give Thanks-Coffee And Cards With Celeste And Deb

Hello and welcome to the November edition of Coffee and Cards With Celeste and Deb! Can you believe Thanksgiving is past us and we are less than a month away from Christmas? I can't...this year has just slipped on past me. This month Deb and I thought it fitting that our theme should be "gratitude!"  To create my card I started with an A2 card base made out of Stampin' UP crumbcake cardstock. I then cut a panel slightly smaller than the base and stamped the rick rack border from the Hot Off The Press Stamped Stitches stamp set using Memento ink in rich cocoa. I then stamped the floral vines from the Stampin' UP Thankful Forest Friends stamp set onto the card. I stamped the sentiment from WPlus9's Pretty Patches: Pumpkin stamp set onto the card and then stamped the pumpkin onto a separate piece of crumbcake cardstock using memento inks and die cut the image using the coordinating dies. I added it to the card using some foam dimensionals from Stampin' UP for a ittle extra dimension and that completes my card. 
This month we thought it would be fun to do a little giveaway. Here is what I have for one lucky winner! 
How We Roll stamp set from Simon Says Stamp, a "create" die from Taylored Expressions, and a mini cube of Delicata ink in White Shimmer!
As for my coffee choice I opted for a large iced Peppermint Mocha latte from McDonald's. I'm training for a half marathon in April and did a long, tough 11 miles this morning, so this seemed like the perfect way to cap off my run!
Now be sure to pop on over to Deb's blog and check out her fun cards and what fun goodies she is offering for a giveaway!  

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Blessed-Words 2 Craft By

Hello and happy November to you all! I cannot believe we are one week away from Thanksgiving and a month away from Christmas. Honestly, where has this year gone? Our latest Words 2 Craft By quote is "When I count my blessings, I count you twice.-Irish Proverb." To create my card I started layering some pretty fall plaid patterned paper from the American Crafts Autumn Crisp 6x6 paper pad onto my A2 white card base. I then stamped the sentiment and the pumpkin from the Unity Stamp Company's September KOTM Blessed Fall stamp set onto some white Copic-friendly cardstock. I die cut the image using a postage stamp edge rectangle die from Gina Marie Designs and then colored the pumpkin using my alcohol markers. I matted the panel onto some pumpkin colored cardstock from Hobby Lobby and popped it up off of the card using some inexpensive fun foam from Hobby Lobby. To finish my card off I added some orange 6mm sequins from Pretty Pink Posh and some gorgeous shimmer to the pumpkin and the sentiment using my Spectrum Noir clear glitter pen. I can't wait to see how this month's quote inspires everyone! 


Monday, November 5, 2018

Fall Leaves Thank You

Hello, happy Monday! Fall is here in full effect in Southeast Missouri and the foliage is simply gorgeous, so I was excited to create something reflecting the rich, beautiful colors of the season. I will be submitting this card in both the The Card Concept and The Paper Players card challenges. To create my card I started with an A2 base of crumbcake cardstock from Stampin' UP. I layered on a piece of plaid patterned paper from the Echo Park Reflections Fall 12x12 paper pad that I had die cut using a stitched edge rectangle die from Gina Marie Designs. I then die cut a fishtail banner using more of the patterned paper from the same paper pack and a die from Jillian Vance. I wrapped the bottom of the banner with some brown sugar bakers twine from We R Memory Keepers and adhered it directly to the card. Using a leaf punch from EK Success I punched out more of the patterned paper and heat embossed it with some Recollections brown sugar embossing powder and a sentiment from the WPlus9 Strictly Sentiments stamp set. I popped the leaf up off of the card using Stampin' UP foam dimensionals and finished the card off with some pretty rich bronze sequins from The Ton. I hope you like my card and thank you for visiting my blog today!


Sunday, October 28, 2018

Spooky-Coffee And Cards With Celeste And Deb

Hello and welcome to the October Coffee and Cards with Celeste and Deb collaboration. We are so tickled to have our crafty friend Michael Trent joining us again this month! Since it's late October we thought it might be fun to create a Halloween card. I opted to keep my card fairly clean and simple. There is no stamping on this card...only die cuts and paper with a touch of twine. To create my card I started by layering some orange textured cardstock from the American Crafts Halloween 6x6 paper pad onto my white A2 card base. I then die cut the ghost using the Lil' Inkers Ghost dies and some white cardstock. I then cut the sentiment using another Lil' Inkers die. I cut down a piece of batty patterned paper from the American Crafts Haunted 6x6 paper pad and adhered it to my card base. I adhered some black American Crafts jute twine to the ghost panel and adhered it directly to the card base and finished it off with a bow. Love how clean and simple it is! 
For my coffee choice this month it's turned a little cool here in Southeast Missouri so I opted for a large Dunkin Donuts toasted coconut coffee to warm me up after my run this morning. 
Thank you for visiting my blog today. If you like my card be sure and leave a kind word. I appreciate them all! Now be sure to pop on over to Deb and Michael's blogs and check out what fun and spooky creations they came up with! 

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Wishing You A Harvest Of Blessings

Hello, and welcome to my blog! It's finally fall here in Southeast Missouri and I thought it would be fun to create a card that reflected the season. I will be entering this card in the current The Paper Players card challenge. To create my card I layered a piece of sage cardstock onto my A2 white card base that I had cut a circle out of using a Spellbinders circle die and embossed using a Richard Garay sweater embossing folder. I stamped the adorable images from My Favorite Things Harvest Mouse stamp set onto white Copic-friendly cardstock, colored them, fussy cut them and mounted them onto the card using Stampin' UP foam dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set onto the card and also onto a piece of black cardstock and heat embossed it using Recollections detail embossing powder in snow. To finish the card off I added some clear Wink of Stella to the leaves, the apples, and the mouse's sweater. Love how cute this turned out. If you like my card be sure and leave a comment. I appreciate them all!


Friday, October 12, 2018

Welcome Baby

Hello and happy Friday! Today's card was created for a co-worker's baby shower and I thought I would enter it into the latest Watercooler Wednesday "all about occasions" card challenge. To create my card I started by ink smooshing some Tim Holtz distress inks onto some Canson watercolor paper and then inking over it using a handmade stencil I created with some plastic packaging and a wave shaped die. I spritzed the panel with my mini Mister and then sprinkled some clear water droplets onto it as well as some Distress Spray Stain in picket fence. Once it was dry I stamped the sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp Baby stamp set onto the panel using Versafine onyx black ink. I die cut the panel using a Gina Marie Design stitched edge rectangle die and popped it up off of my white A2 card base using fun foam from Hobby Lobby . I then stamped the whales from The Alley Way Stamps Little Fellas and Something's Fishy stamp sets onto white Copic-friendly cardstock. I colored them using my alcohol markers, fussy cut them out, edged them using my dual tip Memento marker, and popped them up off of the card using Scrapbook Adhesives foam squares. My co-worker loved the card and I hope you do too. Thank you for visiting my blog and if you enjoyed my card be sure to leave a comment below. I appreciate them all!