Sunday, May 28, 2023

Hello-Coffee And Cards With Celeste And Deb

Hello! I cannot believe we are almost to the end of May. We are almost officially halfway done with this year. It just goes by too quickly for me these days. Debra and I decided to just let our creative juices flow and do an "anything goes" theme for this month's coffee and cards collaboration. To create my card I started by layering a strip of basic black cardstock from Stampin' UP onto my white A2 card base. I then stamped the flowers from Stampin' UP's Flower Shop stamp set onto yellow cardstock from my stash, and punched them out using the coordinating punch. I then layered some patterned papers from Authentique's Essential's 6x6 paper pad onto some dark grey cardstock from Hobby Lobby and created a fun layout with them. On the upper layer I stamped the sentiment from Bo Bunny's Just My Type stamp set. I added some Doodlebug Designs yellow baker's twine to the far left of the focal panel and adhered all of the panels to the card using 3M foam tape. To finish off my card I added the flowers to the focal panel, popped the center one up using Stampin' UP's foam dimensionals for a little added dimension and interest. 
For my coffee, I had a lovely and creamy Cordato in the Bahamas this week while on vacation. I opted for almond milk in mine and it was so creamy and good! Now, be sure to head on over to Debra's blog and see what loveliness she's created for our anything goes challenge this month. 


Saturday, May 6, 2023

Happiest Of Birthdays-Send A Smile 4 Kids

This month at Send A Smile 4 Kids were are celebrating dads/special guys. I was browsing through my local Tuesday Morning and stumbled upon some really amazing deals on Simple Stories 6x8 paper pads. One of the ones I picked up was the Vintage Seas paper pack. It's full of beautiful vintage nautical-themed papers. My father is a sailor and lives near the sea, so I thought this paper pack would be perfect to create cards with him in mind. The pack comes with several sheets of cut-aparts that create a beautiful scene. So, this card was created with that single paper pad with the exception of some Stampin' UP cherry cobbler cardstock and the sentiment, which is from Papertrey Inks Celebrations stamp set that I stamped in Gina K Designs navy ink and trimmed into a sentiment strip and adhered to the card. To finish the card off, I added some ephemera from the Nautical bits collection and added a few Harvest Festival gem stickers from Honey Bee. I love when I can put a card together with very few supplies and for next to nothing in the way of cost! Now, be sure to stop by the Send A Smile 4 Kids blog and see how the rest of the design team was inspired this month.