Sunday, January 14, 2018

Just A Note To Say


Today's card was created for the latest Addicted To CAS card challenge. As many of you know, clean and simple has never been my thing. I struggle with it because I love layers and patterned paper but it's good to break out of our comfort zone, right? To create my card I die cut a piece of patterned paper from the 7gypsies Postale 8x8 paper pad down using a Gina Marie Designs stitched rectangle die. I stamped the musical note elements from the Skipping Stones Design Heartsong I stamp set twice onto the focal panel using Gina K warm cocoa ink. I then stamped the bird, sentiment, and musical notes from the same stamp set onto the panel using Memento tuxedo black ink so I could add some Copic coloring. The leaves at the end of the branch are from the Heartsong II stamp set. The patterned paper was a bit flimsy so I die cut another rectangle panel using 110lb cardstock and backed it against the paper. I went around the edges of the panel with Tim Holtz distress ink in tea dye just to give it a nice vintage look. I popped the panel up off of the card using some 3M foam tape and added a few clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh for a finishing touch. I hope you like it and thank you for visiting my blog today!


Saturday, January 13, 2018

Send A Smile 4 Kids Valentine


Today's card was created for the latest Send A Smile 4 Kids challenge. The challenge is to create anything goes or something Valentine's Day. To create my card I started by stamping the ketchup and mustard bottles and the hotdog from the Sweet Stamp Shop's Perfect Match stamp set onto some white Copic-friendly cardstock and colored them using my alcohol markers. I also took an extra piece of the same cardstock and covered it with same red marker I used to color the ketchup. I cut two small strips of paper and die cut a few hearts using Stampin' UP's build an owl punch. I love the tiny little heart on that punch! I fussy cut the images out and edged them with my Memento tuxedo black dual tip marker. I then adhered some patterned paper from the Cosmo Cricket 2twenty thr3e 6x6 paper pad onto my white card base. I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set and adhered the colored strips I created. I popped the images up off of the card using Stampin' UP's foam dimensionals and glue the hearts down. For a finishing touch I added some black dashed lines at the top and bottom of the main focal panel to help divide the accent paper. I think it turned out super cute! Thank you for visiting my blog today!




Friday, January 12, 2018

Butterfly Birthday


Today's card was created for the latest Less Is More challenge. I really struggle with clean and simple cards but I do love the color purple, so I had to come up with something pretty but CAS. To create my card I started by layering some dark lavender cardstock from Hobby Lobby onto my white card base. I then layered some white cardstock on top and added a few clear Recollections rhinestones to each corner. I then added a focal panel by die cutting a piece of patterned paper from the Authentique Essentials Collection 6x6 paper pad using a cross stitched edge circle die from Gina Marie Designs. I stamped the butterfly from a Hero Arts stamp set and sentiment from Winnie & Walter's The Big, The Bold, and The Happy stamp set directly onto the patterned paper. I stamped the butterfly again onto some white Copic-friendly cardstock and colored it with my alcohol markers in pretty shades of purple. I fussy cut the image, edged it with my Memento tuxedo black dual tip marker, and adhered it down to the focal panel using a glue dot and some Stampin' UP foam dimensionals. As a finishing touch I added tons of clear Wink of Stella and a few clear rhinestones to the butterfly's body. I love how this card turned out! I only wish my photo had better exposure. Unfortunately, our area got hit with a nasty ice storm last night and the sun has not really showed itself much today. Anyway, I hope you like my card and thank you for visiting my blog!


Wednesday, January 10, 2018

New Beginning

Hello, and Happy New Year! I am so excited to announce that I am the newest design team member of Words 2 Craft By! We have a quote this month and it comes from Meister Eckhart..."And suddenly you know: it's time to start something new and trust the magic of new beginnings." It seems very apropos given it's the beginning of a new year and we all know we all try very hard to focus on change in the new year. So, when I saw the Unity Stamp Company KOTM Never Be Afraid stamp set I knew I had to use that beautiful quote and the leaf. To create my card I stamped the leaf and the sentiment onto some Copic-friendly cardstock using my mini-Misti stamping tool and some Memento tuxedo black ink. I colored the leaf to represent the changes of fall and added some Sakura gelly roll ink in clear shimmer to the veins and heart of the leaf. Love the beautiful shimmer it gives it! I die cut the image and sentiment out using a Gina Marie Designs stitched rectangle die and matted it onto some Stampin' UP black cardstock for a nice mat. I adhered more black cardstock to my card and then topped it with a piece of brown gingham patterned paper by Gina K Designs. I added some 3M foam tape to the back of my focal panel and adhered it to the card at a wonky angle for some added interest. Thank you for stopping by my blog today and if you like my card be sure to leave a comment! 


Sunday, December 17, 2017

Hello Love-Coffee And Cards With Celeste And Deb

Hello and welcome back to another installment of Coffee And Cards With Celeste And Deb! We have yet another fun guest designer with us this month, Michael Trent. Since Michael is our guest this month we let him select a theme that would unify our projects and he chose LOVE. Since I'm still in winter/Christmas card making mode I knew immediately I would have to break out my Unity Stamp Company Hello Love stamp set and create something fun and wintery with it. The sentiment is exactly how I feel about my morning coffee! LOL. 
To create my card I started by stamping the focal image onto some Copic-friendly 110lb cardstock and colored her using my Copic markers. I then fussy cut her out and edged the image with my Memento tuxedo black dual tip marker to clean the edges up. I stamped the image again onto some patterned paper from the My Mind's Eye Signature Christmas 6x6 paper pad and then cut it into a small panel. I die cut an oval into some smoky blue grey cardstock from Hampton Art's ki natural cardstock 6x6 paper pad using a Spellbinders die and then adhered the image behind it. I then die cut a scalloped oval using another Spellbinders die into some more of the My Mind's Eye paper and wrapped some sage grey twine from American Crafts around the panel close the bottom and tied it off with a bow. I popped the panel up off of the card using some 3M foam tape and adhered it to the card. I stamped the sentiment from the same Unity Stamp Company stamp set onto more Copic-friendly cardstock and colored it in with my alcohol markers to match the colors on the patterned paper. I fussy cut the heart sentiment down and adhered it to the card. To finish off my card I added some sequins from The Ton around the panel, added some clear Wink of Stella to the mittens and scarf on the focal image, and then some dashed black lines around the outer panel and inside the oval panel. I hope you like it! 
As for my beverage of choice I opted for a nice hot cup of black French roast from Seattle's Best Coffee. 
Now be sure to hop on over to Michael and Deb's blogs and leave them some love in the way of a comment!


Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Good Tidings

Today's card was created for the latest Sunday Stamps card challenge. To create my card I started by layering some gorgeous Christmas patterned paper from the Heidi Swapp Noel 6x6 paper pad onto my white card base. For some contrast I chose a grayish green patterned paper from the same paper pad and cut it down to a smaller strip and adhered it down to the card. I then stamped the beautiful cardinal image from the Power Poppy Cozy Cupfuls stamp set onto some Copic-friendly white cardstock and then colored the image using my alcohol markers. I die cut the image into a shaped focal panel using a Spellbinders die. I added some black dashed lines around the focal panel as well as the contrast strip of patterned paper on the card. I popped the panel up off of the card using some Scrapbook Adhesives foam squares for some additional dimension and added some Glossy Accents to the berries and the trim on the bowls for some fun interest. Thank you so much for stopping off at my blog today and be sure to leave a comment!


Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Winter Wonderland


Today's card was created for the latest Watercooler Wednesday challenge. To create my card I started by stamping the beautiful Angie girl image from the Unity Stamp Company's Conspiracy Of Love KOTM stamp set onto some white Copic-friendly cardstock. After coloring the image with my alcohol markers I adhered a small strip of plaid patterned paper from the Carta Bella Warm & Cozy 6x6 paper pad to the left of the panel and then die cut the entire thing using a stitched edge Gina Marie Design rectangle die. I then layered some smoky grey cardstock from Stampin' UP onto my white card base and then popped the focal panel up off of the card using some 3M foam tape. I stamped the sentiment from the Papertrey Ink Winter Snowglobe stamp set onto more of the grey cardstock using Versamark clear embossing ink and then heat set it using some Recollections snow embossing powder. I cut the sentiment down to a small strip and adhered it directly to the focal panel to finish my card off. Thank you for visiting my blog today and please leave a comment if you like my card!