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!


Friday, October 5, 2018

Thankful For You

Today's card was created for the latest If You Give A Crafter A Cookie card challenge. I was so smitten with their beautiful inspiration photo! To create my card I started with a card base using Stampin' UP's crumb cake cardstock. I then layered some patterned papers from the Echo Park Reflections Fall 12x12 paper collection on top. I stamped the critters and the sentiment from the Stampin' UP Thankful Forest Friends stamp set onto white cardstock from Staples. I die cut the sentiment using a pierced oval die from My Favorite Things and fussy cut the critters using my detail scissors. Using a Zig dual tip marker in chocolate I added some dashed lines around the outer edge of the card and the sentiment panel. I popped the sentiment up off of the card using foam squares from Scrapbook Adhesives and did the same with the critters, placing them onto the card around the sentiment. To finish my card I added some glittery gold enamel dots by My Mind's Eye Now & Then collection. Love how adorably sweet this card turned out. Thank you for visiting my blog today and if you like my card be sure to leave a comment. I appreciate them all!



Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Zombie Coffee Card


Today's card was created for the latest Cards In Envy card challenge. The challenge is to create a "spooky" card. I can't think of anything spookier or scarier than someone jonesing for their caffeine fix! This is pretty  much me every single morning after my 5 am run...LOL. To create this fun card I started with a base of basic black cardstock by Stampin' UP and layered on a piece of patterned blue paper from the 7 Gypsies Venice 6x6 paper pad on top that I had inked around the edges with black soot distress ink by Tim Holtz. I die cut a circle of more patterned paper from the same paper pad, inked the edges, and adhered it to the card in the upper left hand corner. I stamped the zombie from the Sugar Pea Designs Undying Love stamp set onto some Copic-friendly white cardstock and colored him using my alcohol markers. I die cut the image into a focal panel using a stitched edge rectangle die from Gina Marie Designs. I popped him up off of the card using some 3M foam tape. To create the sentiment I used several different stamp sets...Sugar Pea Designs Undying Love, Honey Bee Stamps Blah, Blah, Blah, Verve Stamps Coffee, and Sweet Stamp Shops Zombies. I die cut the sentiment using a smaller stitched edge rectangle die by Gina Marie Designs and popped it up onto the card. To finish my card off I added some Glossy Accents to the zombie's eyes and added some 6mm black sequins from Pretty Pink Posh around the card for some balance and interest. Thank you for visiting my blog today and if you like my card please be sure to leave a comment. I appreciate them all!

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Happy Birthday-Coffee And Cards With Celeste And Deb

Hello, and welcome to another Coffee and Cards with Celeste and Deb! I can't believe it's September already! Unfortunately we are still experiencing summer weather here in Southeast Missouri so not really fall here yet but I'm sure it will be here before we know it. Deb and I decided to create cards this month using washi tape as our focal point. I am ashamed to admit that I have tons of washi tape that I've accumulated over several years that sit in a container in my craft closet completely unused. I simply forget I have it. So, I thought it would be fun to pull it out and use a large portion of it on a card. I love these gorgeous patterns and colors and thought they  complimented each other nicely. It was fairly easy to pull together. I started by layering a piece of soft pink cardstock from Hobby Lobby onto my white A2 card base. I then cut down a thinner panel of white cardstock from Staples and adhered my washi tapes (all from Recollections) at a diagonal onto the panel. Using my mini-Misti I stamped the sentiment from the Verve Stamps Poppy Birthday stamp set directly onto the panel using Versafine onyx black ink. I adhered the panel directly to the center of the card. I then stamped one of the floral images from the Stampin' UP Flower Shop stamp set onto more of the same pink cardstock using Versamark clear ink and heat embossed it using Recollections detail embossing powder in snow white. I then punched the image out using the coordinating punch. To finish this card off I adhered a bit of pink bakers twine to a blue button I had in my stash and adhered it to the card using a glue dot and some foam squares from Hobby Lobby. Love how beautifully it turned out!
As for my coffee choice I opted for a cool salted caramel iced coffee. So very yummy! Now be sure to pop over to Deb's blog and check out her card creation!

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Ah, Autumn-Words 2 Craft By September/October

Hello and welcome to the September/October Words 2 Craft By word challenge. Your inspiration this month is Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall-F. Scott Fitzgerald. Anyone who knows me knows it's no secret that autumn is my favorite time of the year. I love the cool, crisp air, the foliage, the warmer clothing...and my birthday is in the fall. So, I was excited to create a card that celebrates my favorite season! To start I layered a piece of chocolate chip cardstock from Stampin' UP onto my standard A2 white card base. I then layered a piece of the Autumn Splendor patterned paper from Best Creation Inc on top. I then stamped the gorgeous tree image from the Hero Arts Color Layering Fall Trees stamp set onto some white cardstock from Staples using Memento dew drop inks in fall colors. For the ground I used one of the images from the Paper Smooches Positive Strokes stamp set and more Memento inks. I then stamped the sentiment from the Close To My Heart Always Grateful Seasons & Nature stamp set and die cut the image using a stitched edge rectangle die from Gina Marie Designs. I matted the panel onto more Stampin' UP chocolate chip cardstock and popped it up off of the card using fun foam from Hobby Lobby. I added some coordinating 3mm sequins from The Ton onto the tree image to mix in with the leaves to finish up my pretty autumn card. I can't wait to see how this month's quote inspires the rest of you!


Friday, August 31, 2018

Butterfly Happy Birthday

Today's card was created for the latest Watercooler Wednesday card challenge. To create my card I started by cutting a piece of Stampin' UP basic black cardstock into a pretty decorative border using a Stamplorations Cutplorations decorative edge die. I adhered it to some pretty patterned paper from the Studio Calico Atlantic 6x6 paper pad and layered it onto my standard white card base. I then stamped the sentiment from the Winnie & Walter The Big, the Bold, and the Happy stamp set directly onto the card base using Versafine onyx black ink and my mini-Misti to ensure nice, crisp lines. I stamped the butterfly image from the Bo Bunny Flutter Stamp stamp set onto some Canson watercolor paper using Versafine onyx black ink and heat set it using some Zing clear embossing powder. I watercolored the image using some Tim Holtz distress ink and attached it to the card using some glue dots and some foam dimensionals. I added a few clear rhinestones from Recollections and some clear Wink of Stella glitter to the butterfly for a nice finishing touch. Thank you for visiting my blog! I hope you have a safe and wonderful holiday weekend!


Sunday, August 26, 2018

Celebrate-Coffee And Cards Collaboration With Celeste And Deb

Hello, and welcome to another Coffee And Cards Collaboration With Celeste And Deb! Debbie chose steampunk as our theme this month. I have to admit, I've never created anything steampunk or even anything multi-media so I struggled a bit with this one. After doing some trolling through Hobby Lobby and Tuesday Morning I finally came up with an idea for my card. I started by purchasing a sheet of self adhesive tin tile vinyl paper in onyx by 7 Gypsies. I already had a cog that had come in a destash box I bought from a crafty friend some months back. So, I started with those two elements. After going through all of my stamps I landed on the Tattered Traveler stamp set from Tattered Angels. These stamps are huge so I don't use them very often, mostly because they don't typically fit on an A2 sized card. So, I decided to create an easel card. I've never made one but it was fairly easy to create. I started by die cutting a panel down and folding it in half. I then die cut the panel leaving a small sliver at the top unexposed to the die so it would remain intact. I die cut a piece of the vinyl tile paper and attached it to the circle panel. I glued the cog to the bottom center of the vinyl tile panel to hold the easel portion in place. I then stamped and die cut each of the pocket watch elements from the Tattered Angels stamp set onto more kraft cardstock and fussy cut them out. I layered them together adding dimension to each element using foam squares from Scrapbook Adhesives. To finish my fun shaped card off I stamped the sentiment from the Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Crazy Talk stamp set onto kraft cardstock and trimmed it out with some of the leftover tile paper. I adhered it to the bottom of the card. This is a pretty large card so I'm going to have to create my own envelope for it but I can do that pretty easily with my envelope score board. 
It's been unseasonably cool here in Southeast Missouri...until today. We are starting to warm back up so I opted for a nice icy frozen coffee with a dash of pistachio flavoring. Yes, it's as yummy as it sounds and it cooled me off while I was out running errands too! Now be sure to pop over to Deb's page and leave some blog love in the way of a kind comment.