Sunday, January 21, 2024

Hello Sweet Friend

It's been entirely too cold here in Southeast Missouri to get out and do anything productive in single digit temps. So, I decided to make cards this afternoon. I created this card by die cutting a scalloped edge stitched rectangle panel using Gina Marie Designs dies and white cardstock. I layered a piece of light blue gingham from Echo Park's Spring Fling 6x6 paper pad that I die cut with a stitched rectangle die from MFT. I die cut some fish tail banners from solid pink cardstock from the same Echo Park collection using Unity Stamp's Scallops & Banners die set. I mounted them on plain white cardstock and cut them out leaving a small border. I stamped the sentiment and the adorable little bird from Technique Tuesday's Hello Chickadee stamp set on both banners. I stamped an extra bird onto plain white cardstock using Memento tuxedo black ink and colored it using my Copic markers. Using my Crop-a-dile, I punched some small holes at the top of the banners. I popped them up off of the card using 3M foam tape and ran some white baker's twine from Stampin' UP through the holes and adhered them directly behind the focal panel. To finish of this sweet card I added a bow with more of the white twine and a few blush sequins around the banners. I will be linking this up at the latest Color Throwdown card challenge. Thank you for stopping by my blog today!


Happy Birthday-Coffee And Cards With Celeste And Deb

Hello! This month Debra and I have the very talented Maria Batan joining us for our Coffee and Cards collaboration. I met Maria many years ago at a Copic Coloring class in St. Louis and have kept in touch with her ever since. This month, we are using this old Mojo Monday sketch as our inspiration. I adore layers and patterned papers, and this sketch just spoke to me. I started by layering a base focal panel of white cardstock that I die cut using an MFT stitched stacking rectangle die directly onto my white A2 card base. I then cut down patterned paper from Pink Paislee's Flight Pattern 12x12 papers, following the dimensions of the sketch exactly. I did add an additional layer of turquoise blue cardstock from Hobby Lobby to break up the patterns. I stamped the gnome image and balloon from Spellbinders Gnomie Birthday stamp set onto white alcohol-friendly paper, and colored them using my Copic markers. I fussy cut the image out. I die cut a small stitched circle using another MFT die and adhered it to the card. I added the gnome on top. I stamped the sentiment in the lower right hand corner of the card using Memento tuxedo black ink. I finished off this adorable little gnome card by added some white gel accents and pretty gem stickers from Honey Bee Stamps. 

For my coffee this month, I am enjoying a cup of Harry & David's butterscotch caramel coffee in a fabulous mug my daughter gave me for Christmas last year. I am a huge fan of Schitt's Creek! Now, be sure to head over the Debra and Maria's blogs and see how they were inspired by this month's challenge. 


Saturday, January 6, 2024

Sending Love Your Way-Send A Smile 4 Kids

Hello, and a very happy New Year! Our first Send A Smile 4 Kids post for 2024 is celebrating Love/Valentine's Day. I created my clean and simple card by die cutting a white card panel using Paper Roses stacking A2 stitched rectangle dies. I stamped the mailbox image and the sentiment on the focal panel using Unity Stamp Company's Sending My Love stamp set. I stamped the hearts from the Cat's Pajamas Sock It To Me stamp set. I colored all of the images using my Copic markers. I finished the card off by adding some white gel pen detail to the images and some Nuvo glitter drops in white blizzard. Be sure to head over the Send A Smile 4 Kids blog and check out how the rest of the team was inspired by this challenge. 


Friday, January 5, 2024

Happiness Is A Warm Cup Of Coffee


Hello, and Happy New Year! Today's card was created for the latest Color Throwdown card challenge. To create my card I started by die cutting a piece of dark olive cardstock using Gina Marie Designs nesting scalloped rectangle dies. I adhered that directly onto my white A2 card base. I then die cut a piece of watercolor paper using Paper Rose nesting stitched rectangle dies. I stamped the image from Unity Stamp Company's Pure And Simple stamp set using Versafine ink. I stamped the happiness sentiment from the same stamp set right below it. Using Papertrey Ink's Simple Alphabet, I stamped the rest of the sentiment. Using Unity Stamp Company's Scallops & Banners die set I die but a few fishtail banners using more of the olive cardstock and a piece of patterned paper from Authentique's Remembrance 6x6 paper pad. Using Tim Holtz distress inks and some watercolor brushes I picked up from Hobby Lobby, I water colored the image to match the colors of the card challenge. To finish of the card I added Nuvo glitter drops in white blizzard to the snow around the image. Thank you for visiting my blog today. If you like my card, please be sure to leave a kind word. I read, and appreciate, them all!