Monday, August 8, 2022

Merry Everything

 


Today's card was created for the latest Caffeinated Christmas Card Challenge. I created my card by stamping the adorable bear from My Favorite Things Cool Day stamp set and coloring him in using my Copic markers. I then cut some frames using my paper trimmer and cherry cobbler cardstock from Stampin' UP and black and white striped paper from the American Crafts Christmas 6x6 paper pad and layered them on top of my focal panel in a wonky fashion. I stamped and hand cut the sentiment banner using My Favorite Things Jingle All The Way stamp set and Versafine onyx black ink. I popped the whole panel up off of the card using 3M foam tape for some fun dimension. I die cut some snowflakes using white cardstock and a die from Simon Says Stamp and layered them around the focal image. I topped them off with some glittery white gems from Honey Bee Stamps Fresh Brewed gem stickers. To finish off my card I added some white gel pen detail to the bear's cheeks. Thank you for stopping by my blog today!


Sunday, August 7, 2022

Sending Hugs

 


Hello, and happy Sunday! Today's card was created for the latest Color Throwdown card challenge. To create my card I started by stamping the elements from Stampin' UP's Kinda Eclectic onto a white card base using inks from Gina K Designs that matched the color challenge. I cut the panel down to be slightly smaller than my A2 card base and attached it using 3M foam tape for some dimension. I then stamped the butterflies from the same stamp set using more Gina K Designs inks and fussy cut them out. I stamped the sentiment from Simon Says Stamps Friendship Messages stamp set using black ink and die cut the panel down using a fish tail banner die from Jillian Vance Designs. I adhered the banner and layered butterfly onto the card panel using mini Stampin' UP foam dimensions. To finish off the card I added some gem stickers from Honey Bee Stamps Freshly Brewed collection. I love how pretty this card turned out and think it would make a lovely note card set by adding different sentiments. Thank you for stopping by my blog. I hope you have a wonderful rest of your weekend!


Saturday, August 6, 2022

Hey! Thanks Dude-Send A Smile 4 Kids

 

Hello, happy August! This month at Send A Smile 4 Kids we are creating thank you cards for kids. To create my card I started by stamping the sentiment from Simon Says Stamp's All Boy stamp set at an angle on a cardstock panel using various colored inks. I stamped the thanks Dude from the same stamp set and used my Copic markers to color it to match the inks I used to stamp the rest of the card. I stamped the gaming controllers onto a separate piece of white Copic-friendly cardstock, colored them using my alcohol markers, and then fussy cut them out. I adhered them to the panel using my snail adhesive and then die cut the panel using a rectangle stitched die from The Paper Rose. I matted that panel onto some basic black cardstock and then popped the panel up using some 3M foam tape. My camera didn't pick it up on the photo, but I added some Glossy Accents to the buttons on the controllers for some gloss and shine. Thank you for stopping by my blog and be sure to head over to the Send A Smile 4 Kids blog to see how the other design team members were inspired this month. 

Sunday, July 24, 2022

Sending You Cozy Winter Wishes-Coffee And Cards With Celeste And Deb

 


Hello, and welcome to the July Coffee and Cards with Celeste and Deb! This month we are celebrating Christmas in July. I created my card by layering a pretty kraft snowflake patterned paper from American Crafts Noel 6x6 paper pad onto my white A2 card base. I then die cut a hillside with white cardstock and the Drifting Stitched Border die from Simon Says Stamp. I stamped the sentiment directly onto the hillside panel using My Favorite Things Cozy Winter Wishes stamp set and Memento tuxedo black ink. I popped the panel up using some 3M foam tape and adhered it to the card panel. I then  stamped, colored, and fussy cut the house, tree, and snowman images from the same My Favorite Things stamp set and adhered them to my card. Love how adorably this little winter scene came together.
We just got a new coffee shop here in our little town, and since it's ridiculously hot (triple digits today) I had to try an iced coffee. This is the iced Colorado Mocha from Ziggi's coffee, and it definitely hit the spot while I was out running my errands. Now be sure to head over to Debra's blog and see what fun she created for us this month!

 



Saturday, July 16, 2022

You're On The Nice List

 


Happy Saturday! Today's card was created for the latest Freshly Made Sketches card challenge. To create my card I started by stamping the adorable Santa and sentiment from My Favorite Things Jingle All The Way stamp set onto some white Copic-friendly cardstock. I colored the image using my alcohol markers. I die cut the panel down using a layering stitched rectangle die from Paper Rose. Using papers from the American Crafts Jolly 6x6 paper pad I die cut another panel using the same Paper Rose die. I then a 2" strip using more of the patterned paper and edged it with some red cardstock that I die cut using My Favorite Things Fine Finish Edge die. I popped the focal panel up off of the card using 3M foam tape and then added the gifts and tree that I stamped, colored, and fussy cut using the same stamp set. I added some Nuvo Glitter Drops in white blizzard to the tree, gift bows, and Santa's hat and beard for a finishing touch. Thank you for stopping by my blog today! 



Saturday, July 2, 2022

Let It Snow-Send A Smile 4 Kids

 



Hello and happy July! I cannot believe the year is already half over. This month at Send A Smile 4 Kids we are having Christmas in July. To create my card I started layering some dark navy cardstock directly onto my card base. Then I die cut the snow globe and sloped hillside using My Favorite Things Snow Globe die set. I stamped the snow on the background using Papertrey Ink's Winter Snow Globe stamp set with Versamark ink. I heat set it using Ranger fine white detail embossing powder, and then inked the background with Stampin' UP's bashful blue ink. I adhered the background hillside that I die cut using the same MFT die. I then stamped the trees and skiing penguin using the My Favorite Things Snow Globe Singles stamp and die set. I colored the images using my Copic markers. I adhered them directly to the snow globe panel. I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set onto the bottom portion of the snow globe and heat set that using more Ranger white embossing powder. I popped the snow globe up off of the card using Stampin' UP foam dimensionals. I finished this card by adding some Nuvo white blizzard glitter drops to the trees and snow drift and some blue 4mm sequins from Pretty Pink Posh. 

 

Saturday, June 25, 2022

Warm Wishes

 


Hello! I am guest designing for the latest 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown challenge. To create my card, I started by layering some navy cardstock from Hobby Lobby's Recollections onto my white A2 card base. I then layered some patterned paper from My Mind's Eye Oh Christmas Tree 12x12 paper pad. I then die cut a circle panel using more navy cardstock using a stitched circle die from My Favorite Things, embossed it using a snowflake embossing folder from The Paper Studio, and adhered it directly onto my card. I then stamped all of the images from the My Favorite Things Cool Day stamp set onto Copic-friendly white cardstock, colored them using my alcohol markers, and fussy cut them out. I popped the images up off of the card using Stampin' UP foam dimensionals and then added white gel pen details to the images. Thank you for stopping by my blog today!  



Sunday, June 19, 2022

Hello Honey-Coffee And Cards With Celeste And Deb

Hello and Happy Father's Day! For this month's Coffee and Cards with Celeste and Deb we chose bees as our main theme for our cards. To create my card I started by layering some basic black cardstock onto my white A2 card base and then stamped the bee onto some white cardstock using Hampton Art Hello Honey stamp set and Memento tuxedo black ink. Using one of the foliage stamps in the set I created an oval wreath around my bee, stamped the sentiment above and below the bee, and added some honey comb elements in the corners. I colored all of the images using my Copic markers and die cut that panel using a Paper Rose stitched edge stacking die. I mounted the focal panel onto my card base using 3M foam tape and then finished the card off with some Wink of Stella clear shimmer pen onto the wings and some pretty gems from the Honey Bee Stamps Fresh Brewed gem collection. 
My coffee selection this month is kind of coffee themed. I went this past week to St. Louis with some friends and stopped at a local restaurant that microbrews their own beer. I couldn't turn down this amazing maple coffee stout, especially given how hot it's been here in the Midwest this past week. This stuff really hit the spot! Now be sure to stop by Debra's blog to see what fun she created this month! 






 

 

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Butterfly Birthday

 


This pretty butterfly birthday card was created for the latest AAA Cards Challenge. I created my card by layering an oval I die cut using a pierced edge die from My Favorite Things and some striped patterned paper from the My Favorite Things Black & White Stripes 6x6 paper pad and gluing that directly onto my card base. Then using paint chips I picked up at my local hardware store in variant tones of green I die cut butterflies using the Stampin' UP Beautiful Wings sizzlet die and adhered them around the oval. I stamped the sentiment from the Verve Stamps Poppy Birthday stamp set and Versafine onyx black ink. I finished off the card by adding some white gems the Honey Bee Stamps Fresh Brewed gem collection. Thank you for stopping by my blog today. I hope you have a wonderful day!



Relax Your Way!


Hello, happy Wednesday! I created this card for the latest Less Is More card challenge. I just picked up the Stampin' UP A Good Man stamp set and thought it would be perfect with Father's Day coming up this week and the latest challenge. I stamped the image onto some Copic-friendly cardstock, colored it with my Copic markers, and fussy cut around the image. I die cut a white panel using stackable rectangle dies from Pink & Main and white cardstock. Using strips of 2" blue painter's tape I created the background by running the tape across Stampin' UP's Sahara sand and bashful blue ink pads and transferring it to the cardstock to create ground and sky. Using Versafine onyx black ink I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set directly over the inked background. I popped the focal image up using Stampin' UP foam dimensionals and adhered the panel to some basic black cardstock to finish off this card. I love the way the background turned out on this card!



 

Sunday, June 5, 2022

It's Always Coffee Time

 


I popped into my local Tuesday Morning and happened upon a 12x12 Echo Park Coffee kit for $6.99 and just couldn't resist it! So, I created a fun card using the patterned papers and a few of the included stickers to create this fun, no-stamping card and will be entering it in the latest Cardz 4 Galz and The Paper Players card challenges. Everything was matted on basic black cardstock from Stampin' UP and all of the papers and stickers came in the Echo Park Coffee 12x12 kit. This was probably the easiest card I've created! 




Noel

 


Happy Sunday! Hope everyone is enjoying beautiful weather in their area. Today's card was created for the latest CAS Christmas card challenge. To create my card I started by embossing some kraft cardstock using a Spellbinders plaid embossing folder. I mounted that directly onto my white A2 card base. I then stamped, colored, and die cut the images from Concord & 9th's Merry Mantle stamp and die set. I die cut the sentiment using the same die set and black cardstock. I popped all of the images up off of my card using Stampin' UP foam dimensionals and finished the card off by adding a few clear sequins in 4mm and 6mm from Pretty Pink Posh. Thank you for stopping by my blog today!


Saturday, June 4, 2022

You Rock!-Send A Smile 4 Kids

 

I cannot believe it's June already! Where is this year going? This month Send A Smile 4 Kids is focusing on cards for teens. I dug into my stash and found a scrap of old patterned paper that is so old I cannot recall who made it. I cut it down using a stitched rectangle die from Gina Marie Designs and cut it into two parts. I adhered it to a panel of dusty pink cardstock I picked up at Hobby Lobby. Using a Spellbinders decorative edge circle die I die cut a focal panel and stamped the sentiment from the My Favorite Things Essential Sentiments stamp set using Memento tuxedo black ink. I added some faux stitched lines using my dual tip Memento marker in black and adhered it to the card. I then die cut a lace border using a My Favorite Things border die and white cardstock. I adhered that where I cut the patterned paper to separate the two patterns. I then stamped, colored, fussy cut, and popped up the adorable focal image from the All Dressed Up Girl's Night Out stamp set using Memento tuxedo black ink and my alcohol markers. To finish the card off I added some white gel pen details to the girl and a few berry colored gems from Simon Says Stamp. I can't wait to see how everyone is inspired by this month's challenge! 


Wednesday, June 1, 2022

America, Home Of the Brave


Hello! Can you believe it's June 1st already? This year seems to just be flying by. My card today was created for The Card Concept card challenge. To create my card I started by stamping the sentiment from Taylored Expressions Patriotic stamp set using Memento inks in reds and blues. I cut the panel down using a Pink & Main stacking rectangle die and then mounted it onto a scalloped edge panel I die cut using some navy cardstock from my stash and a die from Gina Marie Designs. I added a few navy 4mm sequins from Pretty Pink Posh in the four corners of the panel. For my card base I layered more navy cardstock and layered a piece of plain white cardstock on top for a frame. Die cutting pieces of patterned paper from the American Crafts American 6x6 paper pad using a zig zag border from Pretty Pink Posh I layered all of the pieces together to create a background and then cut it down into a rectangle slightly smaller than my white panel. I then mounted the focal panel on top using 3M foam tape. Thank you for stopping by my blog today!

Friday, May 27, 2022

O Night Divine




 
Today's card was created for the latest 52 Christmas Card Throwdown and Addicted To Stamps card challenges. To create my card I started by taking some light blue cardstock I had in my stash and inking some Tim Holtz distress inks in faded jeans and prized ribbon around the edges to create a night sky. I then die cut the nativity using black cardstock and the Hero Arts Nativity A2 cover die plate, and then selectively trimmed away the parts I didn't want. I adhered the Nativity piece to the ink blended background panel and then popped them up with foam tape. Before adhering the panel onto my card I stamped the sentiment from Taylored Expressions Sing Of The King stamp set using Versafine onyx black ink. Once that was dry I popped up my focal panel and added some stars using my Sakura white jelly roll pen. I love how simple and easy this card was to create. Thank you for stopping by my blog!

Sunday, May 22, 2022

Just A Note To Say

 


My card today was created for the latest Fusion Card Challenge. To create my card I started by stamping the music notes from the Kaisercraft Sheet Music border stamp directly onto my white A2 card base using Versafine onyx black ink. I stamped the sentiment from Skipping Stones Design Heartsong I stamp set to the right above the border. I then stamped the flowers from the Papertrey Ink Funky Flowers stamp set using red, yellow, and black inks from Gina K Designs. I fussy cut them out and popped them up off of the card using 3M foam tape. To finish off my card I added some multi sized black gems I got from Simon Says Stamp in various places around the card and in the centers of each flower. Thank you for stopping by my blog today!



Sending An Ocean Of Birthday Wishes

 


Hello, and happy Sunday! Today's card was created for the latest Color Throwdown card challenge. To create my card I started by stenciling the background onto my A2 white card base using the My Favorite Things Wave Maker stencil and Tim Holtz distress ink in broken China. I then took some Prized Ribbon distress ink and smooshed it onto the card using a cellophane panel and some spritzed water. I stamped the sentiment from The Cat's Pajama's Seas The Birthday stamp set directly onto the card base using Versafine onyx black ink. I then stamped the octopus and party hat from the same stamp set onto some Copic-friendly cardstock, colored it with my alcohol markers, and fussy cut the image out. I popped the image up off of the card using some 3M foam tape, added some white gel pen details, and a few sequins from The Ton to finish off this cute birthday card! 


Hand Picked For You-Coffee And Cards With Celeste And Deb

 


Hello and happy Sunday! This month Deb and I thought it would be fun to create gnome cards, since they are so popular right now. I created my card by partially stenciling the front of my white A2 white card using Stampin' Up's daffodil delight ink and a fun honeycomb stencil from TCW. I then stamped the sentiment from the Stampendous True Friends stamp set using Versafine onyx black ink so I could get a nice crisp impression. On some Copic-friendly white cardstock I stamped the gnome and butterfly from the Inkadinkado Garden Gnome stamp set, colored them with my alcohol markers, and fussy cut them out. I attached them to my card using Stampin' UP foam dimensionals. I finished off my card by adding some white gel pen details the images. I'm not very good at clean and simple cards but this was was so easy and fun to create! 
So, my small town in Southeast Missouri has recently had a boom in coffee shops, some commercial and some small, locally owned. I popped in to a little place here called Mana-Tea and happened upon the most amazing Vietnamese coffee I've ever had! So rich, creamy, and delicious. Now be sure to pop on over to Debra's blog and see how she was inspired by our gnome challenge! 




Wednesday, May 18, 2022

You're Magical



Happy hump day! Today's card was created for the latest Freshly Made Sketches and There's A Stamp For That Challenge. To create my card I embossed a piece of white cardstock using a Darice cloud embossing folder. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampendous Unicorn Dream stamp set directly onto the embossed panel, and then popped the panel up off of the card using 3M foam tape. I stamped, colored, and die cut the unicorns and rainbow from the Close To My Heart Unicorn Dreams stamp/die set. I popped them up off of the card following the sketch. I then added some clear rhinestones from Recollections and some white gel pen details to finish off this adorable unicorn card. Thank you for stopping by my blog today!



 

Sunday, May 15, 2022

Let It Snow

 




My card was created for the latest Freshly Made Sketches and Jingle Belles card challenges. I started by layering some patterned paper from the My Mind's Eye Vintage Christmas 6x6 paper pad onto my card. I die cut a circle panel using a pierced edge circle die from My Favorite Things and then did some light inking on the background with Tim Holtz distress ink in faded jeans. I stamped the adorable images from My Favorite Things Cozy Winter Wishes onto some white Copic-friendly cardstock and colored them with alcohol markers, fussy cut them out, and adhered them directly onto my inked circle panel, with the exception of the snowman and one of the trees, which I popped up with Stampin' UP foam dimensionals. Using Memento London fog ink and a small snowflake stamp from Papertrey Ink Winter Snow Globe I added some snow to the background. I then stamped the sentiment from the same set using Memento tuxedo black ink at the bottom of one of the strips of patterned paper. I adhered the panel to the card and finished it off by added some smokey grey 6mm sequins from The Ton to the card. I just love that adorable little snowman and can't wait to use the stamp set again!




News Flash-Happy Birthday

 


I created this fun, pink card for the latest The Sisterhood Of Crafters card challenge. The challenge was create anything pink. To create my card I started by layering some 1.5" strips of patterned paper from the My Mind's Eye Penelope 6x6 paper pad directly onto my white A2 card base. Then stamped the birthday sentiment from the Stampin' UP Approaching Perfection onto white cardstock using Versafine onyx black ink. I covered it with Zing clear embossing powder and heat set it. I then stamped the candles from the same Stampin' UP stamp set using clear Versamark embossing ink and heat embossed it with Magical Mysteries embossing powder in fairy wings pink and hit the flames with a little Ranger holographic embossing powder for a little extra shimmer. I heat set them and then die cut the panel down using a Pink & Main stacking rectangle die. I die cut the layered panel in pink cardstock from my stash that I picked up from Hobby Lobby. To finish off my card I popped the panel up using 3M foam tape and added some pretty clear rhinestones from Recollections to the corners of the panel and the flames of each candle. Thank you for stopping by my blog today! 



Thank You

 




Happy Sunday! Well, summer has officially descended on the Midwest. It's quite hot outside today and my desire to be out there sweating is pretty slim. LOL. So, I'm inside until later this evening creating cards. Today's card was created for the latest AAA Cards Challenge. I kept this card pretty simple. I stamped the floral images from the Bo Bunny Floral Flourishes stamp set (which I picked up at my local Tuesday Morning for a whopping $2.99) directly onto my A2 white card base, keeping the stamping to the left border of the card. I then stamped the sentiment from the Winnie & Walter The Big, Bold, & You stamp set at the lower right portion of the card. I added a little visual interest by adding some dots from the Stampendous Sunny Flowers stamp set. To finish the card off I added some pretty pearlescent watercolor paint (another cheap find at Tuesday Morning) in purple and green to the blooms. So, simple and easy to create! Thank you for stopping by my blog today. Hope you have a lovely weekend, and please remember to stay cool! 


Friday, May 13, 2022

Merry Christmas

 



Hello and happy Friday! Today's card was created for the latest Caffeinated Christmas Card Challenge. To create my card I started by layering some cherry cobbler cardstock from Stampin' UP onto my white A2 sized card base. I then die cut the Flurry Frame from Mama Elephant using some plain white card stock and popped it up off of my card using foam adhesive strips from Stampin' UP. I then die cut the banner and the snowflake circle from the same Mama Elephant die set using more white cardstock. I stamped the sentiment from the Papertrey Ink Winter Snow Globe stamp set using Gina K Design basic black ink. I stamped the adorable image from Mama Elephant's Hot Cocoa stamp set onto white Copic-friendly cardstock, colored it using my alcohol markers, and then fussy cut the image out. I edged it with my dual tip Memento marker and added some white gel pen details to the image, and adhered it onto the die cut snowflake circle panel from the same Mama Elephant die set. I cut a floral piece of patterned paper from the Simple Stories Cozy Christmas 6x6 paper pad and adhered that directly to the card at the center of the snowflake panel. I added the snowflake circle panel and the sentiment banner to the card using more foam strips from Stampin' UP. To finish off the card I added some small black gems from a diamond art kit that I had. I just couldn't throw them away and thought they would make good elements on cards! Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!