Sunday, September 29, 2019

Pumpkin Spice And Everything Nice-Coffee And Cards With Celeste And Deb

Hello and welcome to the September collaboration of Coffee and Cards with Celeste and Deb! Today is International Coffee Day in the United States and we are also in the midst of two fun coffee themed blog hops.  Deb picked out this fun image for us to use as our inspiration and I couldn't help myself... I made two cards this month instead of one! To create my first card I started with some gorgeous papers from a 6x6 paper pad that was in the dollar bin at my local Target store last year. I love the colors and thought they matched perfectly the gorgeous inspiration photo. I then stamped the sentiment from Unity Stamp Company's Bountiful Owl stamp set onto some white Copic-friendly cardstock and then the mug from Avocado Arts Sweet Kindness below it. I colored the images in to match my patterned paper and then die cut them out using a pierced edge circle die from My Favorite Things. I matted the circle panel onto some black cardstock using a large scalloped edge die from Spellbinders and popped it up off of the card using some foam squares from Scrapbook Adhesives. To finish off my first card I added a few black 6mm sequins from Pretty Pink Posh and some sparkle and shine to the images using my Spectrum Noir clear shimmer pen. 
My second card was created by layering some Stampin' UP crumb cake cardstock onto my white A2 card base and stamping the coffee cup from the Echo Park Coffee & Friends stamp set onto some white Copic-friendly cardstock and onto some of the same patterned papers that I used on the first card and fussy cutting and gluing the whole image together. I cut a few strips of the same patterned paper and layered it onto the card and stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set below the focal image. All I did to finish this quick and simple card off was add a few dashed black lines around the outer edge of the card. Love both of these autumn themed coffee cards! 

So, yesterday I ran my first ever trail run 5K and am proud to say that I came in 7th overall and won 1st place in my age group. So, to celebrate my buddy Lindel (who also ran and came in 5th) and I went to the local bakery. I opted for two pastries and a nice big cup of bourbon pecan coffee! Carbs and coffee after a race is the way to go! 
Now pop on over to Deb's blog and see how she was inspired by our fun fall theme!

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Arrgh-Words 2 Craft By September 2019

Hello and welcome to the September 2019 Words 2 Craft By challenge! This month inspiration words are "Ahoy, Matey!" in honor of September 19th being National Talk Like A Pirate Day. To create my card I started by printing out the pirate, parrot, and sentiment from the Vera Lane Studio digital pirate stamp set onto some white Copic-friendly cardstock and colored the images using my alcohol markers. I fussy cut them out and edged them with my dual tip Memento tuxedo black marker. I layered some fun graphic patterned papers from the Crate Paper Cool Kid 6x6 paper pad onto my card using a fun sketch I found on Pinterest. I cut the sentiment strip down and adhered it under the focal panel and added some faux black stitched lines with my Memento marker. I then popped the pirate and his fun little parrot up off of the card using some foam squares from Scrapbook Adhesives. I love how quick and easy this card turned out! I can't wait to see how everyone else is inspired by this fun quote!