Monday, June 25, 2018
Today's card was created for the latest Less Is More card challenge. To create my card I started by layering a piece of muted light blue patterned paper from the Studio Calico's Atlantic 6x6 paper pad onto my white card base. I then die cut a scrap piece of paper from the Pink Paislee Hey Kid 6x6 paper pad using the Tag Stitched Wise die and a stitched border die both from Paper Smooches. I die cut the tag again using the same die and some white cardstock from Staples and layered the patterned paper to the bottom. I stamped the sentiment from the Paper Smooches Feline Friends stamp set on the bottom using Versafine onyx black ink. My bits and pieces were the ribbon and the focal images for my tag. The striped ribbon is what's left over of a roll of American Crafts Halloween ribbon I had, the white gauze ribbon is a scrap I'd gotten in a freebie bag on a blog hop win, and the adorable little dog and his water dish were stamped and colored at a friends house while I was playing with her Avery Elle Furry Friends stamp set. I stamped the images and took them home with me months ago but never colored them. I decided to use them for this fun card. I colored them using my alcohol markers and fussy cut them by hand I adhered them to my tag using Stampin' UP foam dimensionals and popped the whole tag up off of my card using some fun foam from Hobby Lobby. I plan on sending this sweet little card to a dog loving dear friend of mine. Thank you for visiting my blog today. If you enjoyed my card be sure to leave a kind word.
Sunday, June 24, 2018
Hello, and welcome to the June installment of Coffee and Cards with Celeste and Deb! We decided to combine two different themes this month. In honor of Father's Day we decided to create a masculine card with a sketch. We also have our fabulous and creative friend Michael Trent joining us again this month...thank you Michael! I love sketches and have an entire board of them collected on Pinterest. It's where I go when I need inspiration and am lacking creativity. I wanted to keep my card simple so I pulled out Close To My Heart's Always Grateful stamp set and stamped one of the beautiful trees from the set onto white cardstock. I stamped the sentiment below it from the now retired MFT Essential Sentiments stamp set. I then die cut the image and sentiment using a pierced edge oval die from MFT. I went around the outer edge with a foam dauber and some Tim Holtz distress ink in black soot and added some black dashed lines around the outer edge. I adhered some patterned paper from Basic Grey's Archaic 6x6 paper pad onto my white card base and then cut a few fishtail banners using the same patterned paper pad and a Jillian Vance die. I adhered the longer fishtail banner directly to the card and added some black dashed lines around the outer edge for some visual contrast. I then adhered the shorter banner to the bottom of the oval die cut panel and popped the whole thing up off of the card using some foam squares from Scrapbook Adhesives.
For my coffee choice I opted for a nice big iced coffee from Dunkin Donuts. I stayed up way too late last night and needed a little extra caffeine boost today!
Thank you for stopping by today. Now be sure and pop on over to Michael and Deb's blog and leave them some love in the way of a comment!
Monday, June 18, 2018
My second card today was created for the latest The Paper Players card challenge. I knew as soon as I saw the challenge that I would have to use my Technique Tuesday Chickadees stamp set. It's my go-to stamp set for creating a fun and quick card to send to friends. Love these adorably whimsical characters! My card was pretty simple. I layered a pretty floral piece of patterned paper from the Pink Paislee Hey Kid 6x6 paper pad onto my white card base. I then die cut a white panel using a Gina Marie stitched edge rectangle die and some white cardstock from Staples. I stamped the birds from the Technique Tuesday stamp set onto the panel using Memento tuxedo black ink and colored them using my alcohol markers to match the patterned paper. I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set and popped the panel up off of the card using fun foam from Hobby Lobby. I added a bit of Spectrum Noir clear glitter pen to the birds from a bit of bling and sparkle and that completed my card. I thank you for stopping by my blog today. If you like my card be sure to leave a comment.
Today's card was created for the latest Addicted To Stamps And More card challenge. To create my card I started by stamping the honeycomb pattern from the Unity Stamp Company's Eyes Of The Beholder KOTM stamp set onto some kraft cardstock from Hobby Lobby using Memento cocoa brown ink. I cut down a small piece of floral patterned paper from the Ki Vintage Charm 6x6 paper pad and offset it to the left of the card. I then die cut a tag using a pierced edge tag die from MFT using some crumb cake cardstock from Stampin' UP and stamped the sentiment from the same Unity Stamp Company stamp set. I attached a piece of pretty orange-pink crinkle ribbon from my ribbon stash to the top of my tag and tied it off with some white hemp twine from American Crafts. I popped the tag up off of the card using some fun foam from Hobby Lobby. I completed this pretty little card by die cutting the bee and wreath using a Spellbinders die set and some white cardstock from Staples. I popped it up off of the tag. I just love how feminine and pretty this card is! If you like it please leave a comment letting me know what you liked about it. Thank you for visiting my blog today!
Sunday, June 17, 2018
My card was created for the latest If You Give A Crafter A Cookie card challenge. I love this gorgeous photo and thought I would use it literally and create a wedding themed card. To create my card I started by layering a piece of soft pink cardstock from Hobby Lobby onto my white card base. I then embossed a piece of white cardstock using a gorgeous embossing folder from Lifestyle Crafts and layered it on top. I then die cut another piece of the pink cardstock using a Spellbinders circle die and another piece of white cardstock using a pierced edge MFT circle die and layered them together. I then stamped the wedding cake image from the Inkadinkado Wedding stamp set directly onto the white circle panel and again onto some Copic-friendly cardstock. I colored the flowers and icing on the cake in light pink tones using my alcohol markers, fussy cut the image, and popped it up off of the focal panel using Stampin' UP foam dimensionals. I then mounted both circle panels onto a white doily from Sunny Side Up Bakery and off set adhered it to embossed focal panel. I trimmed off the excess and mounted the entire panel onto my white card base. I trimmed down a small strip of the light pink cardstock and stamped the sentiment from the Avery Elle Petals & Stems stamp set in Versafine onyx black ink and adhered it below the focal panel. To finish my card off I added some pretty sparkle with light pink Stickles and a few clear rhinestones from Recollections. Thank you for visiting my blog and if you like my card be sure to leave a comment. I appreciate every single one of them!
My latest card was created for the current AAA Cards challenge. I belong to a coffee lover's facebook group and we all exchange cards once per month. My crafty friend Helen sent me a beautiful card and in it she included the pretty red floral tag, the square and circle cut outs on my card. As soon as I saw them I knew I had to incorporate them into a card and I thought this challenge would be perfect since the shapes are geometric. To create my card I started by layering a strip of French script black and white patterned paper onto the side of my card. I then embossed a piece of white cardstock using a geometric embossing folder from Lifestyle Crafts and adhered it directly onto my card base. I then adhered the geometric paper ephemera my friend sent me to my card and added some black dashed lines for additional contrast. I stamped the sentiment from the Studio L2E stamp set onto a strip of black cardstock and heat embossed it using some Recollections snow white embossing powder. I adhered the sentiment strip directly to the bottom of my ephemera tag after adding a eyelet with my Crop-A-Dile tool. I popped the tag up off of the card using some fun foam from Hobby Lobby and added a bit of black hemp twine from American Crafts. I stamped the pretty mug from Reverse Confetti's Be A Barista stamp set onto some black cardstock and heat set it using the same white embossing powder. I then stamped the coffee portion of the stamp onto some white cardstock using Zing embossing powder in chestnut, heat set it, cut it out and adhered it to the mug. I popped the mug up off of the tag using some Stampin' UP foam dimensionals to finish this fun card off!
Hello, and Happy Father's Day to all of the hard-working dads out there! I created this fun card for my father for his big day. I started by stamping the adorable popsicle from the Unity Stamp Company's Favorite Pop stamp set onto some white Copic-friendly cardstock. I colored it to look like a bomb pop and fussy cut the image out. I layered some of the beautiful patriotic papers from the Pebbles American 6x6 paper pad onto my white card base. I die cut a circle from the same paper pad using an X edge circle die from Gina Marie Designs and matted it with some more of the patterned papers from the same paper pad. I stamped the sentiment from the same Unity stamp set onto more white cardstock and matted it with more of the blue patterned paper. To complete my card I popped the popsicle and the sentiment circle up off of the card using some Stampin' UP foam dimensionals and added a few sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Hello, and welcome to the June/July Words 2 Craft By Challenge! This month's word challenge is "go where you feel most alive." I absolutely love music. I literally have music playing almost my entire day when I'm not at work. I run to music, shower to it, clean and craft to it, even cook and dress in the morning to music. It's a huge part of my life. So, I felt like I had to incorporate a musical note into my card this month. To start I layered some beautiful patterned papers from G.C.D Studios Splendor 8x8 paper pad onto my white card base. I die cut a pierced edge oval using paper from the same paper pad and a My Favorite Things die and adhered it straight down to the card. I stamped the Victrola image from the Unity Stamp Company Better With Age KOTM onto some Copic-friendly cardstock and colored it using my alcohol markers. I fussy cut the image and popped it up off of the card using some foam squares from Scrapbook Adhesives. I stamped the sentiment from the Skipping Stones Designs Heartsong II stamp set onto more white cardstock using Versafine onyx black ink and used a 1" circle punch from Stampin' UP to punch it out and adhered it to the card using more foam squares. A few black sequins from Pretty Pink Posh finish off my card. I can't wait to see how our challenge inspires you this month!