Sunday, March 31, 2019
Hello, and welcome to the March Coffee and Cards with Celeste and Deb collaboration. We decided in honor of Spring we would create a floral card in honor all of the beautiful things that are blooming right now. To create my pretty little springtime card I started by layering some pretty yellow patterned paper onto my white card base. I'm not sure who made the paper since it was sent to me by a craft friend in a destash sale she had. But I loved the buttery color and decided to let that dictate my color palette. I die cut a wonky edge panel from white cardstock using a Gina Marie Designs rectangle die and then stamped the birthday sentiment from the Verve Stamps Poppy Birthday stamp set at the bottom using Versafine onyx black ink. I then stamped the floral images using fresh lemon and citrus burst Altenew crisp dye inks and then stamped the outlines on top and cut them out using the coordinating dies from the same set. I then die cut the stems and the leaves and stamped the outline image for them and colored them in using a Copic alcohol marker in YG61. I glued the stems directly onto the focal panel using my Zig two-way glue pen and then popped the flowers and leaves up using some scrapbook adhesives foam squares. I added some white enamel dots to the center of the flowers using Ranger enamel accents and then popped the whole thing up off of the card using some foam tape. I added a few buttery yellow enamel dots from My Mind's Eye Now and Then collection and added some beautiful shimmer to the leaves and flowers using my Spectrum Noir clear shimmer pen. I love this clean and simple look.
For my coffee choice this month I opted for Barissimo Seasonal Blend Pumpkin Spice iced coffee! It really hit the spot after my run this morning!
Be sure to pop on over to Deb's blog and see what she created for us this month. And if you like my card be sure to leave a comment. I read and appreciate them all!
Saturday, March 30, 2019
My second card today was created for the latest Just Us Girls card challenge. To create my card I started by stamping the images onto some white cardstock using the Stampin' UP Love & Laughter stamp set and Versafine onyx black ink. I stamped the flowers from the same stamp set on top of the cake using Stampin' UP's bashful blue ink. I then used the Stampin' UP Framed Tulips embossing folder to frame out the image and trimmed along the edges. I added some blue textured cardstock from The Paper Studio onto my white A2 cardbase and then popped the embossed focal panel up off of the card using 3M foam tape. For some added sparkle and interest I added some clear rhinestones from Recollections to the flowers and the corners of the card panel. If you like my card be sure to leave a kind word. I appreciate them all!
Hello and thank you for stopping by my blog today! It's a dreary rainy day here in southeast Missouri so I'm taking this opportunity to get crafty. My card today was created for the Freshly Made Sketches and The Sisterhood Of Crafters card challenges. To create my card I started by stamping the Unity Stamp Company's Lexi Girl image onto some Copic-friendly white cardstock using my mini-Misti stamping tool and some Memento tuxedo black ink so I could color her using my alcohol markers. I used a piece of patterned paper from the Dear Lizzy Stay Colorful 6x6 paper pad for my color inspiration. I cut the colored panel down and adhered it to the card with a strip of that patterned paper to mimic the sketch design. I colored a strip of white cardstock with my alcohol markers to match the patterned paper and adhered it the card to divide the focal panel and the patterned paper. I stamped the sentiment from the same Unity Stamp Company stamp set and cut it down into a small rectangle panel and adhered it to some more cardstock that I colored to match. I also die cut some adorable little butterflies using the Sizzix Beautiful Wings embosslit and more colored cardstock. I popped the sentiment panel up for some added interest and added the butterflies around the card. To finish things off I added some petite clear rhinestones from Recollections to the butterflies and the woman's sweater and then added some shimmer to the flowers using my Spectrum Noir clear glitter pen. I love how this turned out...so spring time and feminine!
Sunday, March 24, 2019
My second card today was created for the latest CAS Christmas card challenge. To create my card I started by die cutting the adorable deer from some brown cardstock from Hobby Lobby using the Newton's Nook Splendid Stags die and the wreath from Gina Marie Designs die. I cut the berries and the holly using the same Gina Marie Designs die set and some green and red cardstock from Hobby Lobby. Using some white cardstock from Staples and a Richard Garay sweater embossing folder I created the beautiful textured background. I adhered the embossed background down onto my white A2 card base and then glued the other elements down the center of the card using Tombow Mono liquid glue. I stamped the sentiment using Gina K Designs charcoal brown ink and the Simon Says Stamp mini Christmas stamp set and cut it down into a thin banner strip and adhered it directly to the card panel. I finish my card off I added some red Stickles to the deer's nose and to the berries on the holly. I hope you like my card and thank you for visiting my blog today!
Hello and happy Sunday! It's been a bit wet and drizzly here in Southeast Missouri but I wish I could say that I've spent all day holed up getting inky and creative. I've been running all weekend, both literally and figuratively. I don't know if I've been losing my creative mojo or if I'm just excited about the longer days and warmer temps, but I just can't be at my desk right now. I did manage to hammer out a cute little Easter card for the latest Cards 4 Galz card challenge though. To create this sweet little card I started by layering some turquise cardstock from Stampin' UP onto my white card base and then I layered on a panel that was created with a striped stencil and some Nuvo shimmer paste in pastel rainbow colors. I die cut a stitched edge oval using the same turquise cardstock and a die and popped it up off of the center of the card using Stampin' UP foam dimensionals. I stamped the adorable bunny from The Alley Way's Spring Has Sprung stamp set onto some white Copic-friendly cardstock and colored it with my alcohol markers. I stamped the eggs from the same stamp set and then covered them with more of the same Nuvo shimmer paste. I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set directly onto the oval focal panel using Versafine onyx black ink and then popped the bunny and eggs up using more foam dimensionals. To finish this fun card off I added some Glossy Accents to the bunny's nose and feet for some added shine and dimension. I think it turned out too cute! Thank you for stopping here today and if you like my card be sure and leave some love in the way of a comment. I appreciate them all!
Saturday, March 16, 2019
Hello and happy weekend! It's been a crazy, long week and today has been the first day I've really been able to sit and compose a post. Today's card was created for the latest Watercooler Wednesday card challenge. To create my card I started by stamping the fun purses from the Skipping Stones Design Birthday Purses stamp set onto patterned papers from the Basic Grey Little Black Dress 6x6 paper pad and fussy cutting them out. I went around the edges of the images with my Memento tuxedo black dual tip marker to give them a nice clean look. I then layered more of the patterned papers onto my white A2 card base and then glued the purses directly onto the focal panel using my Zig two-way glue pen. I stamped the sentiment onto the front of the card using Versafine onyx black ink and added some little black gem stones on either side and to each of the purses clasps. To finish my card off I added some black dashed lines around the borders of the focal panel. The inside of the card reads "the more you have the harder it is to find your keys." LOL, so very true! Thank you for visiting my blog today and if you enjoyed my card please leave a comment. I enjoy reading all of your kind comments!
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Hello and welcome to our March Words 2 Craft By word challenge. Our quote this month is Happiness held is the seed; Happiness shared is the flower-John Harrigan. Since I always have a large need for birthday cards I thought I would use the "happy" theme and create a beautiful birthday card. To create my card I started by stamping the sentiment from the Winnie & Walter The Big, The Bold, and The Happy stamp set directly onto my white A2 card base using Versafine onyx black ink for a nice crisp look. Then using a border die from Stamplorations I created a beautiful decorative edge with some textured black cardstock from Hobby Lobby and layered a piece of pretty plaid patterned paper from Authentique's Lovestruck 6x6 paper pad directly onto the card base. I then stamped the cluster of roses from the Waltzing Mouse Old Country Roses stamp set using some gorgeous Altenew inks. I fussy cut the roses out and popped them up off of the card using some foam dimentionals from Scrapbook Adhesives. To finish my card I added some large clear rhinestones from Recollections and rounded the bottom corners using my We R Memory Keepers corner chomper. I can't wait to see what fun and beautiful creations everyone else comes up with this month!
Saturday, March 9, 2019
Hello and happy Saturday! Tomorrow is my youngest granddaughter Maddie's first birthday and I created this adorable little card for her special day. I started by layering some pretty buttery yellow cardstock from Hobby Lobby onto my white A2 card base. I then layered some fun springtime patterned papers from the American Crafts Heartland Farm 6x6 paper pad on top. I added a cute little white doily from Sunny Side Up Bakery for some additional interest. I stamped the sweet little fairy image from the My Favorite Things Pure Innocence Fairy Girl stamp set onto some Copic-friendly cardstock and colored her using my alcohol markers. I fussy cut her out and added her to a distress inked die cut panel I cut using a Spellbinders circle die. I die cut a coordinating scalloped edge circle using more of the same yellow cardstock from Hobby Lobby and adhered the focal panel to it. To complete my card I popped the image up off of the card using foam squares from Scrapbook Adhesives, added some shimmer using my Spectrum Noir clear glitter pen on the fairy's wings and dress, and some Stickles on the wand and wings for some extra shine. Thank you for visiting my blog. Hope everyone has a great weekend!