Sunday, June 27, 2021

The Journey Is The Destination-Coffee And Cards With Celeste And Deb

Hello, and welcome to another Coffee and Cards with Celeste and Deb collaboration. Deb and I decided to create masculine cards this month in honor of Father's Day. To create my card I started by stamping the boat image from Tim Holtz Here And There stamp set onto some white 110lb cardstock using Versafine onyx black ink and heat set it with Zing clear embossing powder. I then stamped the stripes onto the bottom of the card panel using the Winter Wishes stamp set from Simon Says Stamp and heat emossed that as well. I stamped the sentiment from the same Tim Holtz stamp set and heat embossed it and cut it down into a think sentiment strip. I created the background by stamping the World Map background stamp from Stampin' UP using white cardstock and Versafine onyx black ink. I then started assembling my card using basic black cardstock from Stampin' UP and finished the card off with some small black gems that were left over from a diamond kit that I created for my living room. I literally had an entire bag of them left over and thought they would make great embellishments so I saved them. All I had to do was add a small dab of glue onto the cardstock to adhere them. 
For my coffee this month I opted for a nice dark French roast with some white mocha creamer mixed in. So yummy! Now be sure to head over to Deb's site to see how she was inspired this month. Thank you for visiting my blog today. Stay safe and cool out there!


Sunday, June 20, 2021

You Make Life Sweet


Today's card was created for both The Paper Players and Freshly Made Sketches card challenges. To create my card I started by stamping the apple images from the Freshly Squeezed Stamps The Sweet Life stamp set onto some patterned paper from Echo Park's Flower Market 6x6 paper pad and fussy cut the images out. I cut a narrow strip of paper from the same paper pad and used that as my side panel. I popped the apple basket and apples up off of the A2 white card base using foam squares from Scrapbook Adhesives and then stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set directly below it using Versafine onyx black ink. To complete the card I simply rounded the right upper and lower corners using my We R Memory Keepers corner chomper. Thank you for visiting my blog today. Be sure to leave a comment. I read and appreciate them all. 

Important changes to my blog-Please read!

At the end of July 2021 Blogger's FeedBurner email subscription will end. I was pretty upset about this because most of my followers do so by FeedBurner, until I learned about FollowIt from a fellow blogger. 

I have now downloaded the app to my blog and am asking all of my followers to please click on the large green button to the right of my blog post and add your email so you can continue to see my posts. 

You also have the option to follow by BlogLovin' and all you have to do is click the blue box marked "follow" under my followers. 

I appreciate all of my followers and know change is hard. I hope you choose to continue to follow my blog. Thank you!

Saturday, June 19, 2021

Thank You Ever So Much


Hello, happy Saturday! Today's card was created for the latest Inspired By card challenge. To create my card I started by stamping the fun watermelon image from the Impression Obsession Watermelon Layering stamp set onto some 110lb white cardstock using Altenew inks. I fussy cut the image out and popped it up onto a focal panel I created by die cutting it with a Gina Marie stitched rectangle die. I stamped the sentiment from the Altenew Apothecary Labels stamp set using Versafine onyx black ink and Versamark clear ink, black cardstock, and Ranger white detail embossing powder. I adhered the mini sentiment below the stamped one and mounted the watermelon above it using some Scrapbook Adhesives foam squares. I then framed the focal panel onto some basic black cardstock from Stampin' UP and then framed that onto some light green textured cardstock from Hobby Lobby. I mounted all of that onto my white A2 card base and finished it off using some black gems from Ki. I don't make them very often but I love when I can pull of a clean and simple card. If you like my card be sure to leave a comment. I read and appreciate them all!