Sunday, July 21, 2024

Hello Sweet Friend-Coffee And Cards With Celeste And Deb


Hello, happy July! We are full swing into summer here in Southeast Missouri, so Deb and I thought it would be fun to do a watermelon summer themed card this month for our Coffee and Cards collaboration. My card was pretty simple to create. I used large circle dies from Little B and some colored cardstock to create the elements that made up my watermelon. I ran my pink cardstock through a Swiss dot embossing folder before attaching it to the rest of the circle elements. I cut it in half to create two watermelon slices. Using a small heart die, I created the little watermelon seeds but cutting the hearts in half and adhering them onto my watermelon slices. I adhered some pretty pink gingham patterned paper from the Simple Stories Summer Lovin' 6x8 paper pad to the bottom of my A2 card panel. I die cut a white cardstock panel using a Whimsy Stamps Wavy Edger Die. I stamped the sentiment from Technique Tuesday's Hello Chickadee stamp set using Gina K black ink. I popped the panel up off of the card using foam tape. I adhered one of the watermelon slices directly to the card panel and popped the other one up using foam squares. I finished this cute summery card off by adding some pretty pink sequins from Pawsome Stamps. 
My coffee this month is a wonderful and tasty iced crème brûlée boba coffee that I picked up at a lovely coffee shop in my neighborhood. It was a nice treat on a really hot day! Now, be sure to stop by Debra's blog and see what fun she created this month for our summery theme!




 

Saturday, July 6, 2024

Santa Has Favorites-Send A Smile 4 Kids

 

This month at Send A Smile 4 Kids Send A Smile 4 Kids we are celebrating Christmas for kids. I thought it would be fun to create a sweet card for my youngest granddaughter. I stamped the adorable images from My Favorite Things Jingle All The Way onto Copic-friendly cardstock using Memento tuxedo black ink. I colored the images using my alcohol markers, and fussy cut them out. I then die cut a panel of white cardstock using a layering shaped die from Spellbinders. Using Simon Says Stamp's Falling Snow stencil white Hero Paste, I created a snowy background. Once the paste was dried, I inked the background using Tim Holtz distress inks in blues. I mounted the panel directly to my A2 cardbase and stamped the sentiment below it is using Gina K Designs black ink. I popped the images up on the focal panel using foam tape to create a fun, wintery scene. I added some white gel pen details to finish up this cute Christmas card. Thank you for stopping by my blog and be sure to head over to the Send A Smile 4 Kids blog and join us in this fun challenge. 

Monday, July 1, 2024

Happy Birthday-AAA Birthday Guest Designer

 




Today I am guest designing for the latest AAA Birthday card challenge. I was at my local book store this past weekend and picked up the latest issue of Simply Cards & Papercrafts. The publication included a floral stamp set from Craftworld called Wild Meadows and some lovely patterned paper. I stamped the gorgeous flowers onto white Copic-friendly cardstock, colored the images using my alcohol markers, and fussy cut around the edges leaving a small white border. I layered a strip of the pink polka patterned paper to the far right of my white A2 card base leaving a small border around the edge. Using some nesting circle dies from Gina K Designs I cut a circular frame out of basic black cardstock and adhered it to the card panel. I stamped the birthday sentiment from the same Craftworld stamp set using Versafine onyx black ink and cut it down into a small sentiment strip. Using foam tape, I popped my floral sentiment up in the center of the circle frame, adhered the sentiment on top with liquid glue, and adhered some pretty iridescent sequins around the focal image to finish up this pretty floral card. Thank you for stopping by my blog today!




Sunday, June 16, 2024

World's Best Dad-Coffee And Cards With Celeste And Deb


Hello, in honor of Father's Day Debra and I decided to create masculine cards using this gorgeous mood board. And we have our crafty friend Michael joining us this month too! Using masculine patterned papers from ki's Vintage Charm 6x6 paper pad and a fun sketch I found on Pinterest I created my card. I stamped the image from Stampin' UP's A Good Man stamp set using Memento tuxedo black ink and colored the image using my Copic markers. I fussy cut the image and popped it up on the card using foam tape. I stamped the World's Best sentiment from Verve Stamp's World's Best stamp set using Gina K charcoal brown ink. Using some of the dark brown patterned paper that I used on the background, I die cut the word DAD using a mini My Favorite Things Essential Alphabet die and adhered the letters below the stamped sentiment. I finished off the card by adding some smoky blue sequins from The Ton and some faux stitching around the fishtail banner that I created using a Jillian Vance die. 

For my coffee, I opted for an iced Thai coffee with cream and lime! Now, be sure to head over and see how Deb and Michael were inspired by this month's inspiration photo! 

Thursday, June 13, 2024

It's Your Day-Relax Your Way!

 


Today's card was created for the latest AAA cards challenge. I created my card by stamping the focal image from Stampin' UP's Good Man stamp set onto white alcohol-friendly cardstock using Memento tuxedo black ink. I colored the image with my Copic markers and fussy cut the image out. Using the Stampin' UP Oceanfront stamp set I created the background using Tim Holtz distress inks in tea dye, antique linen, salvaged patina, salty ocean, and prize ribbon. I stamped the grasses in Memento tuxedo blank ink and the sentiments in Versafine onyx black ink. I popped the focal image up off of the card using foam tape and added some hand drawn seagulls in the background with a Memento dual tip marker. I finished the card up by popping the entire focal panel up off of the card using foam tape.  

Sunday, June 9, 2024

Mom

 


Today's card was created for the latest Color Throwdown card challenge. I created this card by stamping the My Favorite Things Roses All Over background stamp onto some white cardstock using Versamark ink and heat embossed it with Ranger's white detail embossing powder. I water colored the panel using Tim Holtz distress inks. I die cut two white cardstock panels using a stitched sloping edge die from Paper Smooches and created an upper and lower panel to flank the watercolor paper. I stamped the sentiment from Verve Stamps Because Of You stamp set using Versafine onyx black ink and flanked the panels with some clear rhinestones from Recollections. I popped the whole panel up off of my A2 white card base using some foam tape. Thank you for stopping by my blog today and leaving a comment. 

Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Bride & Groom

My daughter asked me to create a wedding card for a couple she knows that are getting married this fall. She wanted the colors to match those of the flowers the bride will be carrying. I stamped the background using those colors in chalk inks from VersaMagic and the Hero Arts Leaf & Floral background stamp. I stamped the wedding image from the Inkadinkado Wedding stamp set using Memento tuxedo black ink, colored it with my Copic markers, and fussy cut the image out. I stamped the sentiment using Versafine onyx black ink and a stamp from Paper Inspirations and cut it down to a banner using a straight edge die from Lawn Fawn. I mounted it to my background panel and die cut the entire thing using a stitched rectangle die from Paper Rose. I popped the panel up off of my A2 white card using thin foam tape and popped the couple up as well. I finished the card off by adding some clear sparkling sequins from Pretty Pink Posh for a little extra sparkle. Thank you for stopping by my blog today. I appreciate you, and hope you have a wonderful day!
 

Saturday, June 1, 2024

Happy birthday-Send A Smile 4 Kids

 

Hello, happy June! This month at Send A Smile 4 Kids we are celebrating teens. I have a friend who recently purged some craft supplies and gifted me a few older CTMH stamp sets. I used the Fun Times stamp set to create that fun green strip of critters. I stamped the images onto some green patterned paper from the Little Yellow Bicycle's Fern & Forest 6x6 paper pad using Hero Arts green ink. I cut that down into a smaller strip panel and mounted it on some early espresso cardstock from Stampin' UP. I cut down another panel of patterned paper from the paper pad and mounted that on dark brown cardstock and adhered the panel to my card base. I stamped some sub sentiments from The Greetery's PreText Sentiment stamp set using charcoal brown ink from Gina K Designs and cut them down into small sentiment strips and mounted them on brown cardstock. Using the top half of the Simon Says Stamp Birthday Wishes sentiment die, I die cut more of the same early espresso cardstock using the Birthday die. I attached that to a white panel and mounted that on brown cardstock. I adhered that to the card panel and added some fun yellow enamel dots from Simple Stories for a nice pop of color. Thank you for stopping by my blog. I hope you stop by the Send A Smile 4 Kids blog and see how the rest of the design team was inspired. 

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!