Sunday, March 25, 2018

Welcome Baby-Coffee And Cards With Celeste And Deb

Hello, and welcome to the March Coffee and Cards with Celeste and Deb collaboration. This month we are joined by another fun guest designer, our friend MariLynn. In honor of the arrival of my newest grandchild, Madelyn Celeste ( precious is she?), we opted to feature baby cards!
To create my card I started by die cutting a piece of white cardstock using a stitched edge rectangle die from Gina Marie Designs and popped it up off of my card using some inexpensive fun foam I picked up at Hobby Lobby. Using patterned paper from the Authentique Delightful 6x6 paper pad I layered on a circle that I cut using a Spellbinders circle die and a sweet fishtail banner that I created using a Jillian Vance die. To help add some visual contrast I added some black dashed lines around the circle and fishtail banner. I then stamped the images from the Lawn Fawn Critters Down Under stamp set onto some white Copic-friendly cardstock and colored them using my alcohol markers. I then stamped the sweet little scrolled banner from the Reverse Confetti Beautiful Banners stamp set and then stamped the sentiment from the same Lawn Fawn set. To complete my card I adhered all of the images straight down onto the card base. 
As for my coffee choice I opted for my standard Seattle's Best Coffee French roast in the mug my son and his wife got me for Christmas in honor of me being a grandma again!
To see what Deb and MariLynn created be sure to pop on over to their blogs and leave them a little blog love in the way of a comment! Have a great rest of your weekend and thank you for visiting my blog! 

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

A Real Woman

Hello, and welcome to the March Words 2 Craft By challenge. This month we have a quote from Maya Angelou..."I'm a woman. Phenomenally. Phenomenal woman. That's me." I know everyone who visits my blog must roll their eyes when they see me use yet another Unity Stamp Company Angie Girl but they really have the most amazing images and beautiful sentiments. This one really stood out to me and I thought it really embodied the essence our quote this month! 
To create my card I started by layering some rust colored cardstock from Hobby Lobby onto my white card base and then covering it with some patterned paper from the Pink Paislee Country Meadows 12x12 paper pack. I stamped the beautiful image from the Unity Stamp Company's Angie Girl Rebuild Herself stamp set using Memento tuxedo black ink and my mini-Misti and colored her with my alcohol markers to compliment the patterned papers. I cut the image down into a focal panel, matted it onto the same cardstock, and adhered it to the card at an angle for some visual contrast to the busy paper. I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set and mounted it onto some of the same cardstock. I popped it up off of the card using some fun foam and called this card done. I look forward to seeing all of the beautiful creations my fellow design team members and the participants create!