Sunday, January 17, 2021

Happy Birthday-Coffee And Cards With Celeste And Deb

Hello and happy Sunday! Deb and I decided that we would create fun birthday cards this month. They are the cards I give most and I never seem to have enough on hand. So, I decided to go ahead and get a jump start on my stash by creating two cards using the same layout. The first card was created using patterned papers from the Jen Hadfield DIY Home 6x6 paper pad and the second card I used papers from the Authentique Essential Collection 6x6 paper pad. Both cards have dark gray cardstock from Stampin' UP. On both cards I used the Close To My Heart You Mean The World To Me stamp set and versafine smokey gray ink. I colored white pearls from Recollections using my gray Copic markers and used them to embellish the cards. I love this layout because it lets me showcase my love of layers and patterned papers. And now I have two cards to put in my stash for the start of the year. 

It was cold, windy, and spitting snow this morning so I opted for a nice warm Starbucks pistachio latte. It was so very tasty and hit the spot on my belly after my workout! Now, be sure to head over to Deb's blog and see what fun she created for us this month!


Sunday, January 10, 2021

You're fabulous Dahling!


Hello and happy Sunday! It's cold and dreary here in Southeast Missouri, so the perfect day to stay inside and get crafty. My card today was created for the latest Less Is More card challenge. To create my card I started by layering some beautiful pink patterned paper that I've had in my stash for years onto my white A2 card base. I cannot even recall who made the paper but I know the name of the collection is Amore.  Next I stamped one of the purses from Skipping Stones Design Birthday Purses stamp set onto some white Copic-friendly cardstock. I colored the image using my alcohol markers, fussy cut it, and went around the edges with my dual tip Memento tuxedo black marker for a nice crisp look. I die cut a focal panel using a stitched edge rectangle die from Gina Marie Designs and stamped the sentiment from the same Skipping Stones Design stamp set using Versafine onyx black ink. I popped the purse image up using some 3M foam tape and adhered it to the focal panel above the sentiment. I kept this card pretty simple so I finished it off my added some clear rhinestones from Paper Recollections in the four corners and on the clasp of the purse. Thank you for stopping by my blog today, and if you like my card be sure to leave a comment. I read and enjoy them all!

Sunday, January 3, 2021

Holiday Hello


Hello and happy Sunday! Hopefully everyone is recovering from Christmas and New Year's. Today's card was created for the latest 52 Christmas Card Throwdown challenge. I fell in love with the sketch as soon as I saw it. I have tons of patterned paper and it was not only an excuse to break out some of the fun papers I've been hoarding but to color up a fun new digital image I purchased on Etsy. To create my card I started by layering some real red cardstock from Stampin' UP onto my white A2 card base. I then layered a piece of patterned paper from the My Mind's Eye Be Merry 6x6 paper pad on top. Using the bottom portion of that paper that I trimmed down I flipped it over and adhered it to more red cardstock and adhered that to the left of my panel. I colored the adorable penguin image I purchased on Etsy using my Copic markers and die cut the image using a pierced edge oval die from My Favorite things. I die cut another oval using more real red cardstock and a Spellbinders die. I adhered the red oval directly to the card panel and then popped the focal panel up using foam tape. I then stamped the sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp Holiday Hello mini stamp set using Gina K Designs red hot ink and adhered that to more real red cardstock and trimmed it out into a little panel that I popped up to the lower right of the focal panel. I added a few snowflakes to the penguin image using Gina K Designs ocean mist ink and a stamp from the Papertrey Ink Winter Snow Globe stamp set. Thank you for stopping by my blog!

Saturday, January 2, 2021

I Think You're Pretty Grate-Send A Smile 4 Kids


Hello and happy new year! I'm sure I'm not alone in breathing a sigh of relief that 2020 is past us. I'm very excited about what the new year will bring for us all. I am especially excited about being asked to join the very talented design team at Send A Smile 4 Kids! Our theme this month is Love/Valentine cards. To create my card I started by printing the digital stamp You're Pretty Grate by Power Poppy onto some white Copic-friendly cardstock. I colored the image using my alcohol markers and did some highlights on the image using my white jelly roll pen. I then die cut the image using a pierced edge tag die from My Favorite Things. I added to the bottom of the tag some pretty patterned paper from the Crate Paper Main Squeeze 6x6 paper pad and a strip of Real Red cardstock from Stampin' UP to break up the papers. I added some inexpensive red and white ribbon I picked up at the dollar spot last year at Target to the top of the tag and tied it off with some pink and white baker's twine from American Crafts. I layered some more of the Crate Paper patterned paper onto some red cardstock and adhered them to my white A2 card base. I popped the tag up off of the card using some 3M foam tape and finished the card off with some cute little die cut hearts using more of the Real Red cardstock. Love how adorably cute this turned out! I can't wait to see what fun and creative creations everyone is going to post!