Friday, February 27, 2015

Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop: Get Well Wishes

Happy Friday!

I know its been awhile, and I apologize for that!  Life is happily spinning out of control over here, and I am hanging on for dear life!

Today, I am linking up to another fabulous Coffee Lovers Bloghop.  If you remember, there was a coffee lovers blog hop last fall, as well as a Holiday bloghop.  Spring is supposedly right around the corner, however, in my neck of the woods, I am of the opinion it won't ever come!  With spring in mind, we were encouraged to make a Spring inspired coffee card.  Here is what I came up with.  

I got out my get well die from Paper Smooches, and die cut it from a piece of cardstock, inked up with distress inks, in Worn Lipstick, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, and Cracked Pistachio.  I had used a stencil with circles and inked over that on my white panel.

I then die cut the get well from a white panel, and reinserted the die cut into that negative, popping the top panel up onto a white card base.  I stamped wishes from the Lawn Fawn Milk & Cookies set, and then, taking the Love You A Latte set, stamped and die cut out the cute little cup.  I colored it with Copic markers, and popped it up over the "g."  It was supposed to look like tea, but came out like coffee.  Oh well, I love coffee, even when I am ill.  :D

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Enjoy the rest of the hop!

Friday, February 20, 2015

Sprinkled With Fun

Hello again, and happy Friday!  

I have a fun little card to share with you, and I am super excited about it, because it took forever for me to acquire this stamp set (or it seems like it)!  I just couldn't wait to ink it up!  I looove it, and hopefully I won't overuse it, haha!  So, I combined two challenges for this card, the latest Curtain Call, um how perfect!  DONUTS!  And, of course, the MFT Sketch Challenge.  Here are the inspo graphics:

My card:

Instead of the wave like the sketch portrays, I went straight.  I trimmed a white panel, and stamped my sentiment from the Donuts and Sprinkles set, in Onyx Black ink, clear heat embossing it for a shiny look.  I added a bit of yellow chevron patterned paper from the Brights paper pad from Avery Elle, to the bottom of a card, and popped up my panel.

I added a bit of brown cardstock to ground the panel, and then I added the fun elements!  Seriously pinch me, they make me giddy!  I started with cream cardstock, and die cut the large circle donut first, inking the edges with Antique Linen Distress ink to give it a bit of dimension.  I then die cut the frosting from brown cardstock, and then again using the sprinkles die.  I took a piece of pink cardstock, and die cut the sprinkles again, inserting them into the empty spaces on the brown frosting.

I then die cut the smaller donut, and adhered some pink frosting to it, as well as some Rock Candy Distress Glitter, using Multi medium Matte glue.

Yeah, I kinda love it.  I hope you do too!  Thanks for stopping by today.  I am off to do more shoveling, blech!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Take Two Thursday: Berry Good

Hello, hello!

I love when Katie and I can share what we've been up to!  This T2T post uses the Berry Good set from Avery Elle.  Ohhh, do I love this set.  It is so fun to color, and paper-piece.  Those big fruit images are fab!

I took a white card base, and stamped the woodgrain pattern from Woodgrain and More, in Soft Brown Hero Arts ink, onto the left side.  I then took the peach image from the Berry Good set, and stamped it onto the card front, coloring it in with Copic markers.  I googled images of peaches to get as close to the colors as possible.

I then die cut the peach, and stamped it, coloring it as well.  I stamped my sentiment in Onyx Black Versafine ink, and clear embossed it, before popping it up on top of the other peach.  To finish it off, I added a few white enamel dots.

Go on over and see what Katie did with Berry Good, I am sure it will be completely out of the box, amazing!  Thanks for stopping by today.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

RIC #78


It's time again for a new Runway Inspired Challenge!  This one is fun!  Check it out:

Two things that stuck out to me, the colors, and the stripes.  I used the Simon Says Stamp/Mama Elephant Exclusive Summer Garden stamp set to create my flowers.

I started by stamping black diagonal lines using Mama Elephants Message Bands stamp set.  I then stamped the flowers, and colored them in with Copic Markers.  I die cut them out, and popped them up on top of the stripes.  I stamped the sentiment, and then finished it with a few rhinestones.

Our generous sponsor this challenge, is the lovely Ellen Hutson, and a store voucher!  Yeah!  

Thanks so much for visiting with me today.  If you're in the Northeast, stay warm...if not, I am coming for a visit!  :) Take care crafty friends.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

I Adore You

Hello, and Happy Valentine's Day!

I am certainly thankful for the weekend, and of course my sweet hubby.  I tell you, I truly found a wonderful man.  This fall we will celebrate 10 years of marriage, and I wouldn't trade a day.  Here is the card i made for him to celebrate this love filled holiday.

I broke out the I Blank You set from Paper Smooches, as well as the Sweet Hearts set.  Taking a piece of watercolor cardstock, I stamped the line of hearts in Versamark, and heat set it with clear Hero Arts embossing powder.  Using a few Tim Holtz Distress inks, in Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick, Spiced Marmalade, and Squeezed Lemonade, I created a watercolor resist.

I dried it with my heat tool, added a bit more color, and heat it again.  I took a piece of vellum, and stamped my sentiment in Onyx Black pigment ink, and added more clear embossing powder over it.  I wrapped it around the panel, and adhered that panel to a black card base using foam.

Thanks for stopping in!  I hope you have a fabulous weekend!

Monday, February 9, 2015

The Sale Continues...and a card!

Happy Monday!

If you've been over to the i {heart} papers blog, than you probably already know about the increase in the coupon code.  There are still quite a few really great products left, so head on over to browse.  

I thought I would share a card that uses some older goodies from the store.  Sadly, you can't get these, as they are sold out, but if you are inspired, use what you have on hand!

I used Avery Elle's The Man stamp set to stamp two bottles onto a white panel, as well as my sentiment.  I adhered a strip of black cardstock, and adhered it to a card base that I had adhered a piece of Kelly Purkey Second City patterned paper.  

I finished it off with some black enamel dots.  I just love those bottles with the bubbles in it!  So fun!

I hope you get a chance to stop over to see what's left in the store.  Thank you so much for stopping by!

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Take Two Thursday: AE Bunting


Holy snowpalooza!  It just won't stop over here, and quite frankly, I am done with it!  haha!  I am dreaming of spring, and summer.  I seriously can't wait, and because I have it on my brain, I created a card with warm weather in mind.  Katie and I are playing with Avery Elle's Bunting stamp set.  I just love all of the possibilities with it.  So, we have the cutest Italian Cafe up the street from us, and they string clear round lights on their patio.  I wanted to recreate the look on my card today.

I stamped the solid black curved line, and added the bulbs.  I then took a yellow Copic Marker, and went around the filament, and a bit of gray to the edges.  Of course, I added Glossy Accents to them, because they are glass.

I also stamped my sentiment in Onyx Black Versamark so that I could heat emboss it with clear Hero Arts powder.  I trimmed down the panel and added it to my card base, which I had adhered a bit of purple patterned paper and a strip of black cardstock.

Now, I am off to make some warm tea, and cover myself in blankets, as it is in the single digits right now.  BRRRR!!  Have a great day friends, and please, stop over and see what Katie made.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

RIC #77

Hellooo fashionistas!

I am back today with the latest Runway Inspired Challenge!  I never tire of these outfits, honestly, there is so much inspo in one pic!  Let's see where it took me, eh?

I loved the colors, and the patterns, and of course, the florals.  So, I grabbed a bunch of different stamp sets for this one. 

I started with a white panel, and stamped the Starburst Background cling stamp by Hero Arts, in Sea Glass ink.  I then took the Lovely Mums set from Mama Elephant, and stamped the outline in gray, and the solid in Lemon Chiffon.  To add more depth to the flowers, I took a Y11, and Y15 Copic Marker and shaded some of the areas.   I also gave each flower a generous amount of Wink of Stella over top.

I trimmed them out, and placed them onto my panel, along with a layered die cut from SSS, called Wishing Die.  I stamped a part of a sentiment from their Thought Bubble stamp set, in Charcoal ink from Hero Arts.  Obviously, I stamped the sentiment onto my panel first, and then glued on my die cut.  I added a couple of rhinestones to dot the "i's" and popped it up onto a white note card.

So there you have my interpretation of this fun dress!  Give it a go, we would love to see what you make!

Monday, February 2, 2015

A Tag!


Yes, a tag!  I haven't done a tag in ages, so I thought it would be fun to play along with the Tag You're It!  Challenge blog.  Debby Hughes is the amazing guest designer, and her tag to CASE is so lovely.  Here is what I did:

I created my tag from white cardstock (click here to see how I did it), and ran the top portion through my big shot with an embossing folder.  I chose the Lawn Fawn's Love You A Latte stamp set, stamped my sentiment, added coffee beans in Antique Linen Distress ink, and added a brown strip of cardstock.

I took a couple of coffee cup stamps, and stamped them in Tuxedo Black, and colored them with Copic Markers.  I die cut them out, and then placed them onto my tag.

To finish it off, I added some clear sparkling sequins from Pretty Pink Posh, and added a bit of twine.

That's it for me today!  Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, February 1, 2015

AEIHeartU Challenge: Masking

Hello card making friends!

I am stopping in to let you know about this months AEIHeartU Challenge.  It is one of my fav card making techniques, masking!  I grabbed an oldie, but a goodie, Petals & Stems.

I started by using the Dotted Borders Elle-ments dies, and cut a white panel.  I marked on my card base where those would go, and then stamped my flowers within that area.  I used Mint, and Goldenlocks from Simon Says Stamp, as well as Sweet Nectar, and Mojito from Wplus9.

To add a bit of punch to my flowers, I took a matching Copic marker, and highlighted parts of each of the petals.  I then stamped my sentiment on the curve, and added the white sections using foam.

Here is a look at the markers, and inks I chose.

I do hope you'll play along with us this month, there is plenty of time to enter!  Have a great one!

Friday, January 30, 2015

Cupcake Celebrate

Happy Friday!

I have a super clean and simple card to share with you today, using some older Lawn Fawn stamps from the i {heart} papers store.  Everything is still 50% off (code BYEIHP), so be sure to head over there and see what's left.

I started with a white panel, and the cute little cupcake from the Birthday Tags set from Lawn Fawn.  I drew a line across the front of the panel, and stamped the cupcake repeatedly.  I then colored them in with Copic Markers.

I added the candle to the top of the middle cupcake, and stamped a simple greeting also from the Birthday Tags set.   I adhered the panel to a Bazzill Card Shoppe card base using foam.

I hope you've enjoyed!  Thanks for visiting today.  Have a great day!

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Sending You Sunshine

Hey there!

I am playing along with this weeks MFT Sketch Challenge!  I used the adorable Sunflower Sweetheart set, as well as patterned papers from Basic Gray's RSVP 6x6 paper pad.

Here is a look at the sketch:

And here is what I did with it.

I started by taking floral patterned paper, and die cutting a square within a square, and adhering it to my card base.  I then layered in a few pieces of paper from the pack to coordinate.  I trimmed a vellum banner, and tucked that under the square. 

I colored my image with Copic Markers, and die cut it out.  Man, I love those markers!  ;)  I then stamped and trimmed my sentiment strip, and tucked it in behind her.  I popped her up onto the card base with foam.  To finish it off, I added a couple of gold glittery enamel hearts.

That's it for me today.  Thank you so much for stopping by!