Sunday, February 17, 2019

Love You Coffee-February Coffee And Cards With Celeste And Deb


Hello and welcome to the February Coffee and Cards with Celeste and Deb! Since February is the month where we focus on love Deb and I thought it would be fun to step away from traditional Valentine's cards and do a coffee/love themed card. To create my card I layered some grey Stampin' UP cardstock onto the base and layered some patterned papers from the Crate Paper Main Squeeze 6x6 paper pad on top. The sentiment was created using some creative masking and stamping and sentiments from Altenew's Coffee Love stamp set and Versafine onyx black ink. I stamped the awesome coffee cup using the Stamplorations Coffee Cup stamp set and some white cardstock, more of the grey cardstock, and some more the patterned paper from that same Crate Paper paper pad. I fussy cut them all out and adhered them to each other and added some shading on them using my Copic alcohol markers. I die cut a heart using a Paper Smooches die and stamped the "XO" sentiment using Lawn Fawn's Claire's ABC's stamp set and more Versafine onyx black ink. I adhered that directly to the mug and popped it up off of my card using some Scrapbook Adhesives foam squares. 
For my coffee this  month I opted for an iced toasted almond latte from Dunkin Donuts. I know it's cold here in Southeast Missouri but I'd been out running errands and was having a hot flash. This tasty treat really hit the spot! Now, pop on over to Deb's site and show her some blog love in the way of a comment!


Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Love Ewe-February Words 2 Craft By

Hello and welcome to the February Words 2 Craft By challenge. This month's word challenge is based on a quote from an A. A. Milne Pooh book "Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind. "Pooh" he whispered. "Yes, Piglet?" "Nothing," said Piglet, taking Pooh's paw. "I just wanted to be sure of you." I thought since it was so close to Valentine's Day I would create a sweet card for my granddaughter Maddie. She's 11 months old this month. To create my card I started by layering some black and white heart paper from The Paper Studio onto my white A2 card base. I then added a small strip of pink and cream patterned paper from My Mind's Eye Penelope 6x6 paper pad onto the card panel. I then stamped the adorable sheep images from Unity Stamp Company's Love Ewe onto some white Copic-friendly cardstock and colored it using my alcohol markers. I then die cut it into a panel using a stitched edge oval die from My Favorite Things. I adhered it directly to the card and then added a few die cut hearts using some Paper Smooches dies and colored them with my alcohol markers to match the focal image. I then stamped the sentiment onto a small die cut banner I created using a Jillian Vance banner die and adhered it to the top right of the card. To finish my card off I added some black dashed lines around the focal panel, the fishtail banner, and the focal strip. I added some sparkle and shine with my Spectrum Noir clear glitter pen and a few beautiful soft pink sequins in 4mm and 6mm from The Ton. I can't wait to see how this month's challenge inspires the rest of you!


Sunday, February 10, 2019

I love U-Unity Stamp Company Paper Piecing Challenge

Hello and happy Sunday! It's cold, wet, and rainy here today and I'm fighting a cold, so I'm enjoying a lazy Sunday in my sweats with a piping cup of coffee and some Pandora. My card today was created for the latest Facebook Unity {Show & Tell} paper piecing challenge. To create my card I started by stamping the Unity Stamp Company's Love Bug stamp onto some kraft cardstock from Hobby Lobby. I stamped the image again onto some patterned paper from the Crate Paper Little Bo Peep 6x6 paper pad and fussy cut the image. I went around the outer edges with my Memento dual tip marker to give it a nice, clean finished look and adhered it directly to the cardstock. I added some dimension and shadowing to the stamped image using my Copic markers and added some white gel pen to the rearview mirror. I stamped the sentiment from the same Unity stamp set onto the license plate bracket using Versafine onyx black ink. To add some additional interest to the card I cut a small strip of patterned paper from the same paper pad and added a decorative border on the top and bottom using an edge die from Stamplorations. I adhered the strip down to the card base and added some decorative hearts die cut from the same paper pad using a Paper Smooches heart die. I rounded the corners of the panel using my We R Memory Keepers corner chomper and adhered it to my A2 white card base. To finish this card off I added some black dashed lines around the outer edge of the card, the hearts, and the decorative strip. Thank you for visiting my blog today, and if you like my card be sure to leave a comment. I read and appreciate them all!

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Hop Hop Hop

Hello and happy Sunday. Whew, it's been a busy week and I've not had a chance to really sit down and be crafty until today. Work and running are getting the best of my lately. But I made myself sit down and work on a few cards for Send A Smile 4 Kids because I've slacked off on that lately and I feel bad about that. I actually put three cards together this morning. My first one I created by stamping the adorable bunnies from the Stampendous Spring Short Stack stamp set onto some white Copic-friendly cardstock. I colored them using my Copic markers and then fussy cut the images leaving a small white border around the outside. I then stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set onto more white cardstock and then die cut it into a panel using a stitched rectangle die from Gina Marie Designs. I added some faux grass with my Copic markers and a Memento tuxedo black dual tip marker. I layered some fun Easter patterned paper from We R Memory Keepers Simply Spring 6x6 paper pad onto my white card base and then adhered the panel onto the card at an angle. To complete my card I popped the adorable bunnies up off of the card using some Stampin' Up foam dimensionals and added some black dashed lines around the outer edge of the card.  I hope you like my card!


Sunday, January 27, 2019

Merry-Coffee And Cards With Celeste And Deb

Hello and welcome to the January Coffee and Cards with Celeste and Deb! Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season and aren't covered up with too much snow. We got our first heavy snow of the season this past week. This month Deb and I chose to use a mood board as our starting point for our cards. I found this fun image on Pinterest and fell in love with the earthy colors and the snow! To create my card I started by layering a strip of mint and gold foil hearts patterned paper from the Crate Paper Main Squeeze 6x6 paper pad onto a piece of Simple Stories woodgrain paper. I then added a strip of gold glitter washi tape from American Crafts Make It Happen collection to the side for some added shine and interest. I mounted that panel to my A2 white card base. I then stamped the beautiful image from the Unity Stamp Company's February KOTM stamp set Being Who You are onto some white copic-friendly cardstock and colored it using coordinating colors to the mood board. I die cut the image using a pierced edge oval die from My Favorite Things and adhered it directly onto the card panel. To finish off this simple card I stamped the sentiment from the Unity Stamp Company's October KOTM stamp set All Winter Long using Versafine onyx black ink onto a white strip of paper and adhered it directly below the focal image. 
For my coffee selection this month I opted for a Starbuck's Cinnamon Shortbread latte.  And yes, it's as tasty as it sounds!
Thank you for stopping by my blog today and checking out this month's collaboration project. Now, be sure to pop on over to Deb's site and show her some blog love with a nice comment!


Sunday, January 20, 2019

Season's Greetings

Hello, happy Sunday! It's been snowing here in southeast Missouri so I've only left the house today to shovel my front porch and walkway. I've spent the rest of the day holed up in my warm fuzzy lounge pants watching True Blood episodes and creating fun things with ink. Today's card was created for the latest The Paper Players challenge and is pretty clean and simple, which if you follow my blog you will know doesn't come easily for me. I like a lot of layers and complexity with colors and patterned papers. But this one was fun and easy to create. I started with a plain piece of white cardstock that I treated with my anti-static tool by EK Success and then stamped the snow from Altenew's Snowing mini-stamp set using Versamark clear ink. I then heat embossed it using Recollections fine detailed embossing powder in Snow. I then stamped Altenew's Winter Cottage image below using Versafine onyx black ink. Once that was dry I went over the trees and the roofline with my Zig two way glue pen and sprinkled some detailed clear sparkling glitter by Wow over the images and knocked the excess off. I then die cut the panel using a stitched edge rectangle die by Gina Marie Designs and inked the top of the panel using my Tim Holtz distress inks. I love how this card turned out. I hope you do too! 


Wednesday, January 9, 2019

A Little Birdie Told Me-January Words 2 Craft By

Hello and Happy New Year! Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season. Our quote for January's Words 2 Craft By is " Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul-and sings the tunes without words-and never stops at all. -Emily Dickenson." And January 5th is national bird day so I thought it would be appropriate to create a card with a bird on it. To create my card I started by stamping my leaves and bird from the Skipping Stone Design Heartsong II stamp set onto some patterned paper from the Cosmo Cricket 2twnty-thr3e 6x6 paper pad using both Versafine onyx black ink and Tim Holtz distress oxide ink in mermaid lagoon. I die cut the paper to create a panel using a stitched rectangle die by Gina Marie Designs. I stamped the sentiment from the Skipping Stone Design Heartsong I stamp set onto the panel and layered it onto my white card base using more patterned papers from the same Cosmo Cricket paper pad. To finish my card off I added some black dashed lines around the outer edge of the card for some added contrast and a few turquoise 6mm sequins from The Ton. I can't wait to see how our quote inspires you! Thank you for stopping off at my blog today.