Sunday, June 30, 2019
Hello and happy Sunday! My card today was created for the latest Time Out Challeges and Addicted To Stamps And More Challenge. To create my card I started by layering a fun piece of grungy patterned paper from the Studio Calico Darling Dear 6x6 paper pad directly onto my white A2 card base. I then stamped the fun zombie from The Cat's Pajama's Mwahh stamp set three times onto a piece of Copic-friendly cardstock. I colored the images using my alcohol markers and then stamped the sentiment from the Sugar Pea Designs Undying Love stamp set onto the front. The front reads "Birthdays are like zombies." And the inside reads "they just keep coming and coming until you die!" To finish my card up I popped it up off of the front panel using some fun foam from Hobby Lobby, added some scribbly lines around the focal panel using my Memento tuxedo black dual tip marker, and then added Glossy Accents to the zombies eyes. This card simply cracks me up! I hope you like it too.
Hello and welcome to the June collaboration of Coffee and Cards with Celeste and Deb. Unfortunately I had to miss the May collaboration due to a family emergency, but am glad to be back this month. We're very excited to have our crafty friend Michael Trent joining us again. This month we opted for an "anything goes" theme. So I took this opportunity to showcase a new stamp set and paper pad I picked up for $2.99 at my local Tuesday Morning. Seriously, can you beat $2.99 for a stamp set and paper pad? To create my card I started by stamping the typewriter and the sentiment from the Bo Bunny Just My Type stamp set onto some Copic-friendly white cardstock, colored it using my alcohol markers, and fussy cut the image at the black line and the sentiment leaving a small white border. I layered some pretty patterned papers from the Bo Bunny Early Bird 6x6 paper pad onto my white A2 card base using a bit of Stampin' UP basic black cardstock as a border on the focal strip. I popped the typewriter and the sentiment up off of the card using foam squares from Scrapbook Adhesives for some nice dimension. I added some shimmer to the hearts and keys on the typewriter and then went over them with glossy accents for some nice dimension and shine. A few black 6mm sequins from Pretty Pink Posh finished up my card. I hope you like it and thank you for stopping at my blog today!
For my coffee selection today I opted for an ice cold S'mores Crème Frappuccino from Starbucks because it's hot as Hades here in Southeast Missouri now. I was excited that they actually spelled and pronounced my name correctly this time. Small victories people! Now, pop on over to Deb and Michael's blogs and see what fun they have in store for you!
Sunday, June 23, 2019
Hello and happy Sunday. It's rainy and bleary here in Southeast Missouri, so I'm taking advantage of the bad weather to get a little crafty. My card today was created for the latest Freshly Made Sketches challege. I'm always in need of birthday cards and since I have very little time to create them these days I wanted to keep it simple. I started by taking a piece of yellow cardstock from Hobby Lobby and stamping the sunflower image and sentiment from the Stampendous Sunny Flowers stamp set onto the panel using Versafine onyx black ink. Then using a piece of bubble wrap and maple yellow ink from Altenew I "stamped" the background spots onto the panel. To finish off this simple card I die cut the scalloped edge borders using a Stamplorations border die and some black cardstock from Stampin' UP and then rounded the corners with my We R Memory Keepers corner chomper. Easy peasy! Thank you for stopping by and if you like my card be sure to leave a comment.
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Hello and welcome to the June Words 2 Craft By card challenge. June 1st was National Go Barefoot Day so in honor of that we chose an appropriate quote. "My own prescription for health is less paperwork and more running barefoot through the grass." Leslie Grimutter. I personally don't go barefoot anywhere unless it's to the beach but I do love to wear flip flops as often as possible in the summer and that's good enough for me. So, for my card I thought I would do my version of barefoot and create a flip flop card. To create my card I started with a base of Stampin' UP's crumb cake cut down to an A2 standard card. I then die cut a piece of white cardstock using a Gina Marie Designs stitched rectangle die. Using the elements from the Fresh Squeezed Stamps Beachy Keen stamp set I stamped the sand onto the die cut panel using Stampin' UP's sahara sand to create a beach look. I then stamped the flip flops and sentiment from the same stamp set onto the panel using Versafine onyx black ink. I stamped the flip flips again onto some pretty patterned papers from the Bo Bunny Early Bird 6x6 paper pad and fussy cut them out. I went around the outer edges of each flip flop with my dual tip Memento black marker for a clean look and adhered them to the card panel using a Zig two way glue pen. To finish off my card I popped the focal panel up off of the card using some inexpensive fun foam from Hobby Lobby and added some clear mini rhinestones from Recollections to each side of the sentiment and to each of the flip flops to give them a little bling! Thank you for stopping off at my blog today. I can't wait to see how the inspiration quote challenges you!