Wednesday, December 11, 2019

The Light Of Love-December Words 2 Craft By

Hello, and welcome to our final Words 2 Craft By word challenge. Unfortunately, our challenge is closing permanently due to the time constraints and health issues from our design team members. Our word challenge is For it is in giving that we recieve. Francis Assisi. I found the most precious image and the perfect sentiment over at Mo's Digital Pencil and purchased this sweet little digital stamp set. I printed her out onto Copic-friendly cardstock and colored her using my alcohol markers. I will have to say that this is the most I've ever colored an image before and I love how the background turned out. I formatted the sentiment in such a way so that I could get it onto a small circle and used a Stampin' UP circle punch to punch it out. I matted the colored image onto some basic black cardstock and adhered the sentiment onto the lower right corner. I attached a piece a piece of plaid patterned paper from Authentique's Solitude 6x6 paper pad onto a white A2 card base that I had matted with some basic black cardstock. I attached the entire focal panel and sentiment to the front of the card using 3M foam tape. I love how beautiful and simple this card turned out. 
As our time at Words 2 Craft By comes to a close I want to thank my fellow design team members and all of the participants who have played along with our challenge in the two years I've been on the team. It's truly been a delight logging in and seeing all of the beautiful and creative ways our challenges have inspired you. I also have to give a very special thank you to my dear friend Sybrina who convinced me that my work was good enough to be on a design team and has been not only an inspiration to me through her work but also through her friendship! I'm going to miss our collaborations together my friend! I wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a healthy and happy New Year!


Sunday, November 24, 2019

Thankful For You-Coffee And Cards With Celeste And Deb Collaboration

Hello! Happy Sunday to you all and thank you for stopping by my blog this morning for another Coffee And Cards With Celeste And Deb collaboration. Debra picked this fun inspiration photo for our collaboration. It's perfect considering Thanksgiving is this week. To create my card I started by layering some chocolate chip cardstock by Stampin' UP onto my A2 white card base. I then layered a piece of Best Creation Inc's Autumn Splendor pattered paper on top. I love how beautifully it matched the inspiration photo. I then stamped the sentiment onto some white cardstock using Stampin' UP dual tip markers in autumn colors and the sentiment from the Stampin' UP Thankful Forest Friends stamp set. I cut the sentiment into an oval focal panel and layered it onto a scalloped oval in more brown cardstock using Spellbinders dies. To complete my card I added some brown dashed lines around the outer edge of the focal panel and added some pretty bronze sequins from The Ton on either side of the sentiment. I hope you like it! 
For my coffee selection this month I popped into my local Barnes & Noble and picked up a nice warm chestnut praline latte. It hit the spot on this cold, gray day! Now be sure to pop on over to Deb's blog and see how she was inspired this month. 



Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Always Grateful-November Words To Craft By

Hello fellow crafters! I cannot believe we are already half way through November. This year is just zipping by way too quickly. Our word inspiration for W2CB this month is "When asked if my cup is half-full or half-empty my only response is that I am thankful I have a cup." - Sam Lefkowitz. To create my card I started by layering some Stampin' UP chocolate chip cardstock onto my white A2 card base. I then layered some pretty patterned paper from the Echo Park Reflections Fall 12x12 paper pad on top. I stamped the beautiful tree from the Close To My Heart Always Grateful Seasons & Nature stamp set onto some white card stock and then stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set right below in Memento rich cocoa ink. To create the illusion of leaves on the trees I added some gorgeous chalk ink in pumpkin spice from Versa Magic using a Q-tip. Once dry I die cut the panel using a stitched rectangle die from Gina Marie Designs and mounted it onto some more of the same chocolate chip cardstock. To finish my card off I popped the panel up off of the card using some fun foam from Hobby Lobby and some pretty mocha sequins from The Ton. I can't wait to see how everyone was inspired by this beautiful quote!


Thursday, October 31, 2019

Thanks

Hello and Happy Halloween! Today's card was created for the latest If You Give A Crafter A Cookie card challenge. To create my card I started by selecting four inks from Gina K Designs that matched the color challenge and stamped the leaves from the Cloud 9 Leaves stamp set onto my white A2 card base in a random pattern. I then added the small splatters from the Stampendous Sunny Flowers stamp set. I die cut the sentiment using some espresso cardstock from Stampin' UP and a die from Lil' Inkers. I popped the sentiment up off of the card base using some foam squares from Scrapbook Adhesives. To complete my card I added some sequins from The Ton in coordinating colors. I hope you like my card and thank you for visiting my blog today!



Sunday, October 27, 2019

Coffee Is A Mug In A Hug-Coffee And Cards With Celeste And Deb October


Hello and happy Sunday! I cannot believe we're almost at the close of October. This year has slipped away all too quickly! But we are getting some beautiful autumn weather and foliage right now in Southeast Missouri, so Deb and I decided to use a fun fall themed inspiration photo for our October collaboration. To create my card I started by layering some pretty rust colored patterned paper from the Echo Park Reflections Fall 12x12 paper pack onto my white A2 card base. I then matted some more of the patterned paper onto some Stampin' UP early espresso cardstock and layered that on top of the panel. I stamped the Dream Of Being image from Unity Stamp Company onto some white Copic-friendly cardstock and colored her in using my alcohol markers to match the colors in the photo. I then stamped the sentiment from Bo Bunny's Cup A Joe stamp set and cut the panel out using a rectangle die from Spellbinders. I matted the image using more early espresso cardstock and popped the panel up off of the card using some 3M dimensional foam tape. To finish my card off I added some gorgeous dark brown metallic sequins from The Ton onto the card. 
For my coffee selection this month I opted for a Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Cold Brew. It was amazing! Thanks for visiting my blog today and be sure to head over to Deb's blog and see what fun she created using our inspiration photo!


Thursday, October 17, 2019

Witching You

Hello and thank you for visiting my blog! Today's card was created for the latest Color Throwdown card challenge. To create my card I started by cutting down a piece of patterned paper from the Recollections Midnight Magic Halloween 6x6 paper pad and inking around the edges with Tim Holtz black soot distress ink. Once inked I adhered it directly to my A2 card base. I then stamped Esmerelda Girl from Unity Stamp Company onto some white Copic-friendly cardstock and die cut it into a panel using a Gina Marie Designs stitched rectangle die. I colored the image using the colors from the challenge. To finish my card I stamped the sentiment from My Sentiments Exactly's Halloween Innies & Outies stamp set using Versafine onyx black ink and added some lilac sequins from Pretty Pink Posh. I absolutely love this image and hope you like it too!


Monday, October 14, 2019

Hocus Pocus


Today's fun Halloween card was created for both the Paper Players and AAA Cards challenges. To create my card I started by stamping the witch hat and the cat from the Pebbles/American Crafts Midnight Haunting stamp set (another amazing Tuesday Morning $2.99 find) onto the corner of some white Copic-friendly cardstock. I colored the images to match the color challenge. I cut down a small strip of harlequin patterned paper from the Recollections Midnight Magic Halloween 6x6 paper pad and mounted it directly underneath my colored panel. To finish off my card I added the sentiment from the same Pebbles stamp set and then rounded all four corners using my We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper. I hope you like my card, and I thank you for stopping by my blog today!