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. 
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 served up in a fun Christmas mug. 
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! 


Sunday, November 26, 2017

The Happiest Of Holidays

Hello and welcome to my blog! Today's card was created for the latest The Paper Players sketch challenge. My good friend Becky Ledbetter is a Unity Stamp Company KOTM member and is always gracious enough to lend me her kits. This beautiful image came from the October 2017 kit Conspiracy Of Love. I absolutely adore the vintage feel of this old truck and wanted to pair it with masculine papers. So, I stamped the image onto some white Copic-friendly cardstock and colored it in using my alcohol markers. I die cut the image using a My Favorite Things pierced edge oval die. Following the pierced markings I added some black stitched lines for a bit of interest and contrast. I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set onto more white cardstock and then cut the end to a fishtail banner. I chose pretty patterned papers from the My Mind's Eye 'Tis The Season 6x6 paper pad and adhered them onto my white card base in the manner of the sketch. I adhered the focal panel and sentiment banner directly to the card to finish my pretty vintage card. I hope you like it and thank you for stopping by my blog today!


Merry Little Christmas

I just picked up the fabulous Essentials By Ellen Christmas Scribbles stamp set on a Facebook destash and knew as soon as I saw the newest Just Us Girls photo challenge that I would have to use it! I wanted to keep the card pretty clean and simple, which is a difficult task for me. I like layers and lots of embellishments, but this stamp set made it easy. I started by layering some cherry cobbler cardstock from Stampin' UP onto my white card base. Using my mini-Misti stamping tool I stamped the branches, pinecone, snowflakes, and two ornaments from the stamp set onto some Copic-friendly white cardstock. Using the inspiration photo I colored the images trying to stay close to the color palette. I then die cut the colored piece of cardstock down using a Gina Marie Designs stitched rectangle die and mounted it onto the card using some 3M foam tape. I took another strip of the same red cardstock and heat embossed the sentiment from the same stamp set using Recollections snow white detail embossing powder. I ran that strip of paper through my Cuttlebug using the same rectangle die so the edges would match the panel and mounted it directly onto the panel. To finish the card I added some clear Wink of Stella to all of the stamped elements. I only wish I could have captured all of the wonderful shine it added! I think this would be a fun card to mass produce. I hope you like it.


Thankful-Coffee And Cards With Celeste And Deb



Hello, and welcome to the November edition of Coffee and Cards with Celeste and Deb. Deb and I decided to go with a Thankful theme this month since we celebrated Thanksgiving this week in U.S. We also have my good friend Rebecca Ledbetter joining us again this month as our guest designer. To create my card I started by layering some pretty burnt orange cardstock onto my white card base. I then cut down a smaller panel of white cardstock and splattered it with Memento cocoa brown and morocco inks using a small tipped paint brush and some water. Once it was dry I adhered it to the card panel and added some dashed lines around the outer edge using my Memento cocoa brown dual tip marker. I then stamped the medallion from Stampin' UP's Day Of Gratitude stamp set onto some more white cardstock using a combo of both the same Memento inks. I added a pretty bronzed brad from Stampin' UP in the center and popped the image up off of the card using Stampin' UP's foam dimensionals. I heat embossed the sentiment from the Close To My Heart's Always Grateful stamp set onto a strip of the burnt orange cardstock and heat embossed it using Recollections snow white detail embossing powder. I stamped the leaf image from the Stampin' Up stamp set and popped it and the sentiment banner up off of the card using more foam dimensionals. To finish my card off I added a few mocha sequins from The Ton to the card panel and added some dark brown dots to the medallion and leaf for some additional interest. I will also be entering this card into the latest Time Out Challenge
As for my coffee beverage of choice this month, I popped in on Becky and brought us both a McCafe' peppermint mocha latte. She had leftover cookies and cake from Thanksgiving so I dug in and enjoyed way more sugar than I should have. Good thing I ran this morning. LOL. Now, hop on over to Deb and Becky's blogs and leave them some love in the way of a comment.


Friday, November 24, 2017

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas




Today's card was created for the latest The Paper Players and Watercooler Wednesday Challenges. To create my card I started by embossing a piece of red cardstock with a Stampin' UP embossing folder and layering it onto my white card base. I then die cut a stitched rectangle panel using a Gina Marie Designs die and then wet embossed it using a Simon Says Stamp falling snow stencil and Ranger texture paste in white. I die cut the mittens from red cardstock using the coordinating die from the My Favorite Things Cozy Mittens stamp and die set. Using a Richard Garay sweater embossing folder I partially embossed the mittens and then stamped the details on the cuffs using some white chalk ink by VersaMagic. I stamped the Christmas trees onto some plain white cardstock using the same mittens stamp set and then die cut them using the coordinating dies. I added clear rhinestones to the tops to mimic stars and popped the images up off of the mittens using some 3M foam tape. I then die cut the cocoa mug using a die (maker unknown) and some patterned paper from the American Crafts Hot Cocoa paper pad. I colored in the cocoa portion of the drink using a dark brown Copic Marker and then added the marshmallows using the coordinating die. To finish my card I stamped the sentiment from the Essentials By Ellen Christmas Scribbles stamp set onto white cardstock using Versafine onyx black ink and popped the sentiment strip up using more foam tape. Thank you for visiting my blog today. I hope you like my card!