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. 

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Happy Holidays

Hello and happy New Year! I can't believe it's been almost two weeks since I posted on my blog. I work in a doctor's office and we had some shut down time for the holidays and I took that opportunity to go to Texas and visit my children and grandchildren. It was an amazing visit but back to reality. LOL. Today's card was created for the latest Cas(e) This Sketch  card challenge. I am a huge proponent of recycling and every year when I'm discarding the Christmas cards that were sent to me I try to look for ways to recycle them. I will die cut panels from them or fussy cut images out of them so that I can repurpose them onto new cards. It's a fun challenge for me and it also helps prevent more waste filling up our nation's landfills. So, to create my adorable little snowman card I started by fussy cutting those fun little guys from a card that one of my aunt's sent me. Then following the sketch I layered some real red cardstock from Stampin' UP onto my white A2 cardbase. I then die cut a panel of white cardstock using a stitched edge rectangle die from Gina Marie Designs and mounted it onto the red cardstock. I cut down some fun patterned paper from the My Mind's Eye's Oh What Fun 6x6 paper pad and layered it onto the card panel following the sketch. I adhered the fussy cut snowmen onto the circular die cut panel using some foam squares from Scrapbook Adhesives and stamped the sentiment from the My Favorite Things Cheerful Christmas Greetings stamp set to complete my card. I hope you like it and thank you for visiting my blog today!