Sunday, May 21, 2017

Happy Mother's Day Mom

My second card today was created for the AAA Cards Challenge. To create my card I started by cutting a piece of white cardstock down slightly smaller than my card base. I prepped the cardstock with my EK Success powder tool and then stamped the beautiful mandala image onto the paper using Versamark clear ink. I then coated the panel with Recollections snow white embossing powder. I heat set the panel and then inked it using Tim Holtz distress ink in picked raspberry. I wiped the panel down with a clean baby white to get the ink off of the white embossing. I then cut down a piece of vellum that I got at my local Hobby Lobby. I prepped it with the same powder tool. I stamped the sentiment using Versafine onyx black ink and Concord & 9th's Sophisticated Script stamp set. Once stamped I covered the panel with some Recollections clear embossing powder and heat set it. I glued both panels down to the card base and added some 6mm sparkling clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh. The inside of the card reads, " Good Job Mom. Happy Mother's Day!" My mom loved it!


Cupcake Birthday

Hello, and happy Sunday! Today's card was created for the latest Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge. To create my card I started by layering a piece of pink ombre swiss dot patterned paper from the Jen Hadfield Home Made 6x6 pattern paper pad onto my white card base. I then stamped the adorable three tiered tray of cupcakes from the Unity Stamp Company Unexpected Places kit of the month onto some white Copic-friendly paper using Memento tuxedo black ink and colored the image using my alcohol markers. I then fussy cut the image out and inked around the edges using my dual tip Memento marker. I adhered an adorable 4" doily from Sunny Side Up Bakery onto my card and then added the cupcake image by popping it up using Stampin' UP foam dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment from the same kit of the month stamp set onto the card and to finish it off I added some sparkle with some pretty sequins from Neat & Tangled and some Stickles in pink. I hope you like it!


Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Happy Birthday Gorgeous!

Today's card was created for my good friend Freda's birthday. She's a great friend, an awesome workout partner, and an all around beautiful lady! She absolutely loves Harley Quinn and I wanted to create a card with that same feel. So, I started by stamping the Stampotique Moth Fab girl onto some Copic-friendly cardstock. I colored her to look like Harley and then fussy cut her out. Using my Windows program on my computer I created the sentiment and printed it out onto some plain white cardstock. I then distressed the background panel using distress inks in squeezed lemonade, broken china, worn lipstick, and black soot and some fun stencils from TCW and Tim Holtz to create a nice grungy look. I popped my stamped image up off of the card using some 3M foam tape and added some shimmer to her using my Sakura Gelly Roll clear glitter pen. I mounted the entire panel to some Stampin' UP black cardstock and mounted that directly to my white card base. Thank you for visiting my blog today. I know Freda will love her card!

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Love Brings Us Home-A Coffee And Cards Collaboration With Celeste And Deb

Hello, and welcome to another coffee and cards collaboration with Celeste and Deb! We have another guest designer with us this month; the crafty and talented Jennifer Scull of Just Coffee Please...& Stamp, & Ribbons, & Paper. I just love the name of her blog! Our theme this month is "Geek It For The World. " I think Deb and Jennifer were gearing their cards toward science and earth theme but I just wanted to do something with the earth on it in honor of Earth Day, which was yesterday. My crafty friend Becky is a member of the Unity Stamp Company's kit of the month club and she lent me her kit from February to play with for a few weeks. The kit, Unexpected Places, has this beautiful globe and sentiment in it and I just couldn't resist cracking it out and inking it up! I created my card by inking the stamp up onto some Copic-friendly cardstock and cutting it down into a smaller panel using a stitched rectangle die by Gina Marie Designs. I layered a pretty piece of blue ombre polka dot paper from the Jen Hadfield Home+Made 6x6 paper pad onto my card base. I colored the image in using my alcohol markers and popped the focal panel up off of the card using some 3M foam tape. I went over the land portion of the globe and the sentiment with my Sakura clear jelly roll pen for some pretty shimmer.  A few black sequins from Pretty Pink Posh completed this pretty card. 

As for my beverage this week, I opted for a nice hot mug of Bigelow's Vanilla Chai black tea. I am training for a City to City run coming up next month and ran 8.5 miles this morning in the rain and mud and I just can't seem to get warmed up. I thought tea would help hit the spot on a cold, rainy day and it did. 
Anyway, thank you for visiting my blog. Be sure to pop on over to Deb and Jen's blogs and show them some love by leaving a comment!

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Happy Easter


Today's card was created for the latest The Paper Players and Addicted To Stamps And More challenges. I started by stamping the adorable bunny from the Unity Stamp Company's January Kit of the Month {When You Smile}onto some Copic-friendly cardstock. I created a mask for the image and then stamped the background by using Tim Holtz distress ink in picked raspberry and the Hero Arts Leaf & Floral background stamp. I removed the mask and colored the bunny in using my Copic alcohol markers. I added some pink ice Stickles the flowers and a few small clear rhinestones from Recollections for some additional sparkle. Using an ink pad direct to paper technique I created a small mat to frame out my focal panel that I adhered down to the white card base. I stamped the sentiment from Lawn Fawn's Happy Everything stamp set onto a strip of white cardstock and adhered it to the card panel. I added a few larger clear rhinestones from Recollections as a final touch for this adorably cute Easter card.  I hope you like it!



Sunday, March 26, 2017

Properly Caffeinated

Today's card was created for the Spring Coffee Lovers Bloghop. To create my card I started by layering a strip of some pretty springtime plaid patterned paper from Chickannidy Crafts Date Night 6x6 paper pad onto my white card base. I then added a small strip of silver glitter washi tape from the American Crafts Make It Happen washi tape pack just to the inside of the strip for some additional interest. I stamped the coffee mug from Skipping Stones Designs onto the card base and did some fun paper piecing from the same paper pad. I then stamped the coffee beans from the Fiskars Latte Love next to the mug and colored them in using Copic markers. I also added some shading and depth to the mug using my Copics. I die cut a heart out of the same patterned paper using a cute little Paper Smooches heart die and popped it up off of the mug using some Stampin' UP foam dimensionals. I added a bit of shimmer to the heart by covering it with some Nuvo Glitter Drops in white blizzard. To finish off the card I stamped the sentiment from Latina Crafter's Need Caffeine mini stamp set using Versafine onyx black ink, added some drops of Nuvo Crystal Drops in dark walnut, and rounded the outer corners of the card using my We R Memory Keepers corner chomper. I love this sweet springtime coffee card! If you like it please leave a comment!


Sunday, March 19, 2017

Send A Smile 4 Kids...Future DJ

Hello, and thank you for visiting my blog. I am guest designing over at the Send A Smile 4 Kids blog today with a fun little digital monkey stamp from All Dressed Up Stamps. I created my card by coloring in the adorable little digital stamp using my Copic alcohol markers and die cutting it using an X edge circle die by Gina Marie Designs. I then layered some awesome masculine patterned papers from Studio Calico's Here & There 6x6 paper pad onto my white card base. I used a fun sketch layout that I had been featured on last week's Mojo Monday blog. I popped the image up off of the card using some Stampin' UP foam dimensionals and called this card done. Pretty quick and simple. If you like this card be sure to leave a comment. I read and appreciate them all.  Happy Sunday!