Monday, October 9, 2017

Be-You-Tiful

Today's card was created for the latest Addicted To CAS challenge. The challenge is to use a favorite stamp. I always struggle with clean card challenges because I just love layers and patterned paper. But as soon as I saw the challenge was to use a favorite stamp I knew I had to try and create something clean and simple. I'm a bit addicted to the newest planner gal stamps from Unity Stamp Company and the Be A Beauty stamp set is my absolute favorite and I've used it more times than I can count since I bought it two months ago. I started with a simple green layer of cardstock in a bright, primary green color that I embossed using a Cricut swiss dot embossing folder and adhered directly to my white card base. I then stamped the pretty Unity planner gal image onto some white Copic-friendly cardstock using Memento tuxedo black ink. I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set directly above it and then die cut the image using a Gina Marie Designs decorative edge oval die. I colored the image using my Copic markers and then finished the card off by adding some glitter to the sentiment and the flowers in her hair using a Sakura Gelly Roll clear glitter pen. I love how it turned out! I hope you like it too and thank you for visiting my blog today!

Do More Of What Makes You Awesome

Today's card was created for a friend who is sending care packages to a cousin just recently diagnosed with leukemia. When she told me that he loves to play with Legos I knew I had to make a fun Lego card. I went onto Pinterest and found a fun card that I could CASE. To create this fun card I started with some plain black cardstock from Stampin' UP and then layered on blocks of primary colored cardstock that I got at Hobby Lobby. Using a 1/2" punch from EK Success I punched coordinating circles and popped them up using Stampin' UP foam dimensionals. The sentiment was stamped onto some plain white cardstock and is from Unity Stamp Company. To finish this fun card off I used a white gel pen to add some highlights to the Lego dots. I hope you my friend's cousin likes his card. Thank you for stopping off at my blog today and I hope you like my card too!

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Hope Your Day Is Magical


Today's card was created for my granddaughter Journey's 8th birthday. Her birthday was actually September 11th but she lives 2 hours away from me and between my job and her mom's job we just weren't able to get together until last weekend. As you can see from the photo she is a very girly tomboy! She loves all things blingy, glittery, fluffy, pink, and pretty. But she also loves to play with her horses in the mud and dirt like a true country girl! So, I knew she would love this adorable pegasus card. To create my card I started by stamping the images from The Greeting Farm's Spread Your Wings onto some Copic-friendly white cardstock. I colored them using my alcohol markers and then fussy cut them out. I cut a small rectangle panel and inked the background using my Tim Holtz distress ink in faded jeans. I die cut the clouds using a The Cats Pajamas speech bubble die and adhered them directly to the panel. I punched the clouds using a Fiskars punch and added some Nuvo white blizzard glitter drops to the outline of the clouds. Once they were dry I adhered the clouds and the colored images to the panel using Stampin' UP foam dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set directly onto the lower clouds using Versafine onyx black ink. I then layered some pink cardstock from Hobby Lobby onto my white cardbase and then added a panel of cardstock from the We R Memory Keepers Chalkboard 6x6 paper pad on top. I matted the focal panel onto more of the pink cardstock and mounted it to the card using some 3M foam tape. I hope you like my card...I know Journey did!


Hello Friend




Today's card was created for both the AAA Cards and Addicted To Stamps And More challenges. To create my card I started by stamping the beautiful Angie girl image from the Unity Stamp Company's It's Going To Be Beautiful kit of the month stamp set onto white Copic-friendly cardstock. I then stamped the image again numerous times onto some beautiful autumn themed patterned paper I found last fall in the dollar bin at Target. I fussy cut the papers out and glued them onto the image using my Zig two way glue pen after edging them all with my Memento tuxedo black dual tip pen for a nice clean look. I stamped the sentiment from the Unity Stamp Company's Free Your Dreams kit of the month stamp set onto more of the patterned paper and cut it down to a banner. I adhered some of the beautiful autumn papers onto my white card base and then layered the focal panel and the banner on top. I love how beautifully this paper pieced card turned out. I hope you like it too! 



Saturday, September 23, 2017

Hello My Friend-Coffee And Cards With Celeste And Deb Collaboration

Hello, and welcome to the October installment of Coffee and Cards with Celeste and Deb. We have another fabulous guest designer with us this month as well as a fun and as well as a fun twist to our collaboration. Our wonderful guest designer this month is Jennifer Loftfield. We also have an additional surprise for our dear crafty friend Terri Burson. We all decided to create our cards using the brand new wreath stamp she created for So Suzy Stamps courtesy of Deb, who purchased them for all three of us! Thank you Deb!
To create my card I started with some gorgeous patterned papers from the Authentique Remembrance 6x6 paper pad and layered them onto my white card base. I then stamped the wreath onto a piece of distressed patterned paper from the same paper pack using Copic-friendly ink. I colored the image using my alcohol markers in coordinating colors to match the paper. I stamped the sentiment from the Winnie & Walter The Big, The Bold, and The Happy stamp set in the center of the wreath. I felt that the focal panel looked a bit empty so I went through my stamps and used the beautiful decorative scroll from the Simon Says Stamp Inside Holiday Greetings stamp set at the top and bottom. To finish my card off I added some Recollections clear rhinestones to the scroll and the berries on the wreath and popped the whole focal panel up off of the card using some 3M foam tape. I hope you like it!
As for my coffee choice I opted for a nice maple pecan iced coffee from Dunkin' Donuts. The calendar may state that fall is here but mother nature apparently didn't get the memo. It was 98 degrees here in southeast Missouri today and I was out running around in shorts and flip flops. I'm hoping it will cool off soon and we can start to enjoy fall. Anyway, be sure and pop on over to Deb and Jennifer's blogs and show them some love by leaving a comment on their posts! 

Monday, September 18, 2017

No Rain...No Flowers


Today's card was created for the latest Addicted to CAS card challenge. To create my card I started by layering some bright yellow cardstock from Hobby Lobby onto my white card base. I then stamped the pretty floral image from the Unity Stamp Company Free Your Dreams kit of the month onto some white Copic-friendly cardstock. I created a pretty scalloped edge panel by die cutting the cardstock with a Gina Marie Design die. I colored the image using my alcohol markers in soft, pretty colors and then stamped the sentiment using some Versafine onyx black ink for a nice crisp look. Once the ink was dried I popped the image up off of the card using 3M foam tape for a nice dimensional look. To finish my card I added some yellow Stickles to the centers of the flowers and some Nuvo Crystal Drops in ebony to the card. I hope you like it and thank you for visiting my blog!


Sunday, September 17, 2017

Thanks, You Warm My Heart


Today's card was created for the 2017 Fall Coffee Lovers Bloghop. I have a dear friend who receives the monthly KOTM stamps from Unity Stamp Company and she always lets me borrow them. Thank goodness for crafty friends, right? As soon as I saw this image in the May 2017 Free Your Dreams kit I knew I had to ink her up and make a card for the hop. To create my card I started by layering a piece of pumpkin pie orange cardstock from Hobby Lobby onto my white card base. I then layered some patterned papers from the My Mind's Eye Indie Chic 6x6 paper pad on top. I stamped the sentiment from the kit onto some more of the cardstock using Versamark ink and heat embossed it using some Ranger gold embossing powder. I cut the panel into a fishtail banner and set it aside. I then stamped the beautiful image onto some white cardstock and die cut it into a rectangle panel using a Gina Marie Designs stitched edge die. I stamped the image numerous times onto the patterned papers from the same 6x6 paper pad so I could paper piece the images onto the focal panel. Once everything was shaded and colored to my liking I went around all of the edges with my Memento dual tip onyx black marker and adhered them all to the focal image.  To finish my card I popped the focal panel and the sentiment banner up off of the card using 3M foam tape. I hope you like it!