Thursday, November 30, 2023

Gnome Happy Birthday

Today's card was created for the latest Color Throwdown card challenge. I created this card by stamping and coloring the gnome from Inkadinkado's Garden Gnome stamp set onto white alcohol marker-friendly cardstock. I colored him with my Copic markers and fussy cut him out. I then stategically stamped the mushrooms from the stamp set onto a cream cardstock panel and colored them to match the gnome. I diecut a few leaves in the same dark peach cardstock using an etched leaf die from Jillian Vance Designs. I wrapped some light peach jute twine from American Crafts onto the top of the focal panel and adhered the leaves using a glue dot. I created a hillside using some light blue cardstock from Hobby Lobby and a Paper Smooches stiched hillside die. I adhered that to the bottom of the focal panel under the mushrooms. I adhered my little gnome down onto the panel using Stampin' UP foam dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment from Winnie & Walter's The Big The Bold & The Happy stamp set using Versafine onyx black ink. I finished this adorable little gnome card up by added some gems from Honey Bee Stamps Harvest Fesitval crystal gem sticker mix and some white gel details. 

Sunday, November 19, 2023

A Merry, Merry, Oh So Very Merry Christmas-Coffee And Cards With Celeste And Deb


Hello! This month Deb and I decided to use this pretty photo as our inspiration for this month's Coffee and Cards collaboration. Coincidentally, we are both using the same stamp and die set. We are both using the Close To My Heart Comfort & Joy stamp and die set. I created my card by layering some pretty patterned papers from the My Mind's Eye Oh What Fun! 6x6 paper pad onto my white A2 cardbase. I started with a piece of brushed textured green cardstock that I layered onto my card. I then tore pieces of the patterned paper and layered them together with some Stampin' UP's crumb cake cardstock. I layered all of the torn pieces of paper together and then adhered them to my green panel. I cut a few fishtail banners from more of the patterned paper and attached them to the right upper corner. I die cut a piece of crumb cake cardstock using a Spellbinders nesting circle die and adhered a smaller white circle on top. I stamped the tree image from the CTMH stamp set onto more green cardstock using Versamark ink and heat embossed the image using Ranger detail white and liquid platinum embossing powders. I die cut the image using the coordinating die. I added some faux black stitched lines to the card panel and the white circle panel. I popped the tree up off of the focal panel using Stampin' UP's foam dimensionals. This card was simple and easy to create. I can't wait to see what Deb created with it! 
For my coffee I chose a hot pumpkin spice latte from McDonald's. I have to get out and blow leaves, and thought this might hit the spot before I tackle that chore. Now, be sure to pop over to Debra's blog and leave some love on her post! 

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Merry Christmas-Caffeinated Christmas


Hello, and welcome to the November Caffeinated Christmas card challenge. This month we are featuring projects with coffee and holly. One lucky participant will be chosen to win a $15 gift card to one of the list of participating sponsors, so be sure to link up a project! I was so sad to hear that Ellen Hutson was closing her shop, but was tickled to pick up the adorable Cozy Cuppa stamp set on clearance before they closed shop. And it came in just in time for this month's challenge! It's like it was meant to be!  I created this adorable card by stamping out all of the images onto Copic-friendly cardstock and coloring them with my alcohol markers. I fussy cut them out leaving a small white border around the edges. I created the background by stamping the Recollections Christmas small wood block background stamp onto some watercolor paper using Versamark ink. I heat embossed the background using Ranger's detail white embossing powder. I then inked the background with spun sugar and saltwater taffy distress inks. I added splatter for additional interest. Using the small Spellbinders nestabilities deckled edge dies I die cut a focal panel. I adhered the panel directly to my white A2 card base and stamped the sentiment from the Crate Paper Snow and Cocoa mini stamp set at the bottom using Versafine onyx black ink. I adhered all of my images together the way I wanted them and then popped them up off of the focal panel using 3M foam tape. For a finishing touch, I added white gel pen detail to the images. Thank you for stopping by my blog today. And thank you to Caffeinated Christmas card challenge for letting me guest design this month! 

Thursday, November 9, 2023

Winter Wishes-2023 Fall Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

I have been hopping along all week on this amazing Coffee Lover's Blog Hop and just couldn't resist submitting a fun card for the challenge. To create my card, I stamped the adorable girl image from Photoplay's Say It With Stamps I Love Fall stamp set onto white Copic-friendly cardstock. I colored her with my alcohol markers and fussy cut her out. I masked off a small area on my white A2 card base and then inked up the Tim Holtz Holiday Knit stencil using Stampin' UP bashful blue ink. I stamped a few snowflakes on top of the stenciling using the same ink and a snowflake stamp from Crate Paper's Snow and Cocoa stamp set. I die cut a white rectangle panel using Paper Rose nesting stitched rectangle dies and carefully created a snow bank using a Paper Smooches stitched hillside die. I stamped the sentiment to the bottom left of the panel using Versafine onyx black ink and a sentiment from Simon Says Stamp's Hand Lettered Winter Wishes stamp set. I popped the focal panel up off of the card using 3M foam tape and adhered the girl to the right of the sentiment using glue and more foam tape. I added some clay polymer candy apple hearts around the sentiment and on the background for a fun pop of color. I finished the card off using some white gel detail. Thank you for stopping by my blog today. I hope you are well caffeinated and having fun on this amazing hop!


Saturday, November 4, 2023

Winter Greetings-SAS4Kids November

Hello, and happy November! This month at Send A Smile 4 Kids we are creating cards for the holidays. I created this adorable little snowman card by stamping the snowmen from Close To My Heart's Snow Friends onto a strip of white Copic-friendly cardstock. I colored the images with my alcohol markers, including the sky. I then stamped the greeting from the Stampendous Snowy Short Stacks stamp set onto the snow drift. I cut the panel down and edged it with some cherry cobbler cardstock from Stampin' UP that I created a fun scallop with using a Fiskars punch. I layered all of that onto some fun glittery cardstock that I've had in my stash for so long I'm not even sure who makes it anymore. To finish the card off I added some Stickles in frosted lace to parts of the snowmen, their hats, and all of the snowballs to match the shimmer and shine in the cardstock. I love how adorably cute this card turned out. Now be sure to head on over to the Send A Smile 4 Kids blog and see what the other team members have created this month and join in on the fun! 


Friday, November 3, 2023

Let's Celebrate!


Today's card was created for the latest Color Throwdown card challenge. I layered some rust-colored cardstock that I had my stash onto my A2 white card base. I then stamped, colored, and fussy cut the adorable gnome, butterfly, and mushroom from the Inkadinkado Garden Gnome stamp set onto white Copic-friendly cardstock. I created a focal panel using white cardstock, pink ink from Gina K Designs, and the mini cloud stencil from My Favorite Things. I attached a piece of green cardstock from my stash with snail adhesive, and die cut the panel using a stitched stacking rectangle die from Paper Rose. I stamped the sentiment from the Momenta Birthday wooden block stamp set at the bottom of the panel. I popped the panel up off of the card for a little dimension. I finished the card off by adding some white gel pen details the images. Thank you for visiting my blog today!