Sunday, June 17, 2018

Birds and Blooms Sympathy Card

Hi, everyone!  I'm back again today, this time with another sympathy card for my Mom's stash.  Sadly, she has sent out a lot of sympathy cards lately and she asked me to make a small supply so she'll have some when needed.  This is my second one; I will have a few more to share this week.


Die:  Sweet Dixie Thinking of You Set
Distress Ink: Wilted Violet, Evergreen Bough, Twisted Citron, Dusty Concord, Shaded Lilac, Cracked Pistachio

Once again I am joining the celebration over at STAMPlorations for their fifth anniversary!  Sheri and her team are having a big party this month - I hope you will head over and check it out!


The STAMPlorations birthday challenge is to CASE the STAMPgirls.  I decided to CASE STAMPgirl Maria's card - I fell in love with the comic book vibe!



Also linking up to the STAMPlorations Never-ending Anything Goes Challenge!



I would also like to support the following challenges: Cardz TV 52 AG 2/3; Craft Stamper Magazine AG Stamping 2/3; Crafty Friends AG 2/3; Creatalicious AG Optional Flowers UE; Creative Fingers AG 2/3; Crop Stop June Link Party 40 Distress Ink can be purchased at Crop Stop here) 2/5; DL.ART June AG Linky 1/d; Double Trouble No Patterned Paper, Use at Least One Die-Cut, Link up to Three Amigos 2/3; Happy Little Stampers AG with Dies UE; Jo's Scrap Shack FFC AG 2/3; Lil Patch of Crafty Friends AG 2/3; Penny Black and More In the Garden 1/3; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Frame It 2/5; Stamped Blessings heARTful Stamping AG plus Stamp 1/2; The Corrosive June AG 2/3; Three Amigos Blog Hop Machine Die-Cutting (Cuttlebug) UE; Through the Craftroom Door AG 2/2; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 3/5 Wk2

Thank you for looking at my card!  Wishing you a joyful day!

Java Great Day

Hi, everybody!  Before I get started, I would like to welcome two new followers - deb r  and scrapdc - thank you for joining me!  (To scrapdc, please leave a link to your blog in the comments and I will hop over and follow you too!)

Today I'm sharing a coffee-themed card. I think this will be suitable for a man; do you agree?


Digital imageSTAMPlorations Latte for Two (this was a freebie at one point; thank you, Sheri!)
DiesSTAMPlorations Java Great Day Phrase Die - CUTplorationsSTAMPlorations Bloomtangled 1 Cover Plate - CUTplorations (used as embossing folder)
Patterned paper:  Wilson and MacLagan

The original digital image contains a pair of cups but I wanted just one cup, so I did some fussy-cutting after enlarging the image and paper-piecing with patterned paper.  I dry-embossed the kraft panel using a die (STAMPlorations Bloomtangled 1 Cover Plate - CUTplorations) for some added texture.

Once again I am joining the celebration over at STAMPlorations for their fifth anniversary!  Sheri and her team are having a big party this month, and you won't want to miss it!


The STAMPlorations birthday challenge is to CASE the STAMPgirls.  I decided to CASE STAMPgirl Vicki's card - I fell in love with the large coffee cup and die-cut sentiment!


Also linking up to the STAMPlorations Never-ending Anything Goes Challenge!



I would also like to support the following challenges: Cards in Envy Let's Hear it for the Boys 2/3;  Crafting by Designs Paper Piecing 1/3; Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper June UE; Creative Fingers AG 1/3; Creative Moments AG No Twist 2/3; Digi Stamps 4 Joy AG For the Men in Your Life 1/3; Get Creative Monochromatic 2/3; Die-Cuttin Diva's Masculine or Father's Day 2/3; Kitty Bee Designs Masculine Cards 2/2; Lil Patch of Crafty Friends AG 1/3; Pammie's Inky Pinkies AG 2/3; Penny's Paper-crafty AG 2/3; Three Amigos Blog Hop Machine Die-Cutting (Cuttlebug) UE

Thank you for looking at my card!  Wishing you a joyful day!

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Masculine Get Well

Hello, everybody!  I'm back again today to share a masculine get-well card.  I made this card for a crafty friend's husband who was going through surgery last month.


I made this card last month so I don't remember all the details.  I do recall using Distress Inks in three or four blue shades and the acrylic block inking technique.  I swiped the ink pads across the acrylic block in an ombre pattern, spritzed with water, and then applied the acrylic block to the watercolour paper.  I let the panel air-dry and then stamped the ship. The die-cut stitched rectangle is popped up on craft foam and adhered to the card base.

The die is Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles, and the sentiment stamp from Clearly Besotted was white heat-embossed on a black scrap.  Sorry there is no name on the ship stamp but I love the detail on this one.

I would like to support the following challenges: Card Mania Nautical 1/3; Cards in Envy Let's Hear it for the Boys 1/3; Craft Stamper Magazine AG Stamping 1/3; Creative Moments AG No Twist 1/3; Cute Card Thursday Sun, Sea or Sand UE; Cuttlebug Mania Frame It 1/3; Fashionable Stamping Seaside 1/3; Get Creative Monochromatic 1/3; Die-Cuttin Diva's Masculine or Father's Day 1/3; Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Optional Smile UE; Joy Clair AG Mood Board UE; Kitty Bee Designs Masculine Cards 1/2; Pammie's Inky Pinkies AG 1/3; Penny's Paper-crafty AG 1/3; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Frame It 1/5; Stamped Blessings heARTful Stamping AG plus Stamp 1/2; The House that Stamps Built Repeat Impressions Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge ~ J1318 (I chose masculine, heat embossing, and background wash); The Outlawz Festive Fridays FF061518 Get Well 1/3; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 2/5 Wk2

Thank you for looking at my card!  Wishing you a joyful day!


Bloomtangled Sympathy Card

Hello, everyone! Before I share my card, I would like to welcome my newest follower -
Beverly Jordan - thank you for joining me!

Today I'm sharing a sympathy card.  My Mom has asked me to make some sympathy cards for her stash as she is running low again.  I'll have several more to share in the coming days.


Distress Ink: Picked Raspberry, Mowed Lawn, Seedless Preserves, Wilted Violet, Mermaid Lagoon, Tumbled Glass
Stamp:  Sentiment (Hero Arts Everyday Sayings)
Other:  Embossing powder (Ranger white)

This month STAMPlorations is having a big party to celebrate five years!  There are daily inspiration posts, a CASE the STAMPgirls challenge, and even a wishlist link-up!  I want to join in the fun and I hope you will too!  


The STAMPlorations 5th birthday celebration challenge is to CASE the STAMPgirls.  I decided to CASE two of them!  First I was inspired by STAMPgirl Melissa by her use of the Bloomtangled 1 Cover Plate, her inking of the flowers, and thoughtful sentiment.  I was inspired by the colour combo and the florals of STAMPgirl LauraJane's card:


As part of the 5-year celebration, STAMPlorations has a Wish List Link-up!  You can win a prize just by linking up your wish list!  I've made mine and there are so many items I love - take a look here!

Also linking up to the STAMPlorations Never-ending Anything Goes Challenge!



I would also like to support these fun challenges:  Cardz TV 52 AG 1/3; Crafty Gals Corner Summer Colours 1/2; Crafty Friends AG 1/3; Creatalicious AG Optional Flowers UE; Creative Moments AG 1/3; Crop Stop June Link Party 40 Distress Ink can be purchased at Crop Stop here) 1/5; Dare 2B Artzy Bright Colours 1/3; DL.ART June AG Linky 1/d; Double Trouble No Patterned Paper, Use at Least One Die-Cut, Link up to Three Amigos 1/3; Happy Little Stampers AG with Dies UE; Jo's Scrap Shack FFC AG 1/3; The Corrosive June AG 1/3; The Outlawz Monday Greetings GCC061118 Use at Least One Die-cut; Three Amigos Blog Hop Machine Die-Cutting (Cuttlebug) UE; Through the Craftroom Door AG 1/2; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 1/5 Wk2

Thank you for looking at my card!  Wishing you a joyful day!

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Butterfly Thank You

Hello, everyone!  Today I'm sharing a butterfly thank-you card I made to help celebrate Mrs. A's 100th Butterfly Challenge!  The theme is Spin the Butterfly Wheel with the Letter H (see butterfly wheel below). You still have a few days to join so please go check it out!

I was impressed and inspired by my friend Terrie, who used all 7 elements of the wheel on her card.  I wanted to see if I could do it too - and I did!


Here are the supplies used:
  • Dies: Gina Marie Stitched Hexagons, Memory Box Lunette Butterfly and Oriel Butterfly, unknown heart banner
  • Stamp: Pretty Pink Posh Thoughtful Greetings
  • Ink:  Versamark, various Ranger Alcohol Inks
  • Other:  The Artful Stamper gold embossing powder, black gems

I die-cut the stitched hexagons from some alcohol ink panels I created a while back and adhered them to a black card base.  I die-cut the butterflies and heart banners from gold-foil posterboard and gold-glitter cardstock and adhered.  I heat-embossed the sentiment in gold on vellum, fussy-cut, and adhered. I finished off my card with two black gems on the butterfly.



I would also like to support the following challenges:  Cuttlebug Mania Birds or Butterflies 1/3; DL.ART June AG Linky 1/d; DL.ART Thankful Thursday Graduation Alternate Thank You 1/5; Jo's Scrap Shack FFC 236 AG 3/3; The Outlawz Twisted Thursday TT053118AG 2/2; Tuesday Throwdown Create Your Own Background 1/3

Thank you for looking at my card! Wishing you a joyful day!

Friday, June 1, 2018

Coffee Lover's Planner Clips

Hello, everybody!  This is my final project for the Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! It's all over tonight but I've been so inspired and had so much fun!  I hope you enjoyed seeing all of my cards and projects!

I made some coffee-themed planner clips!  They can be used just like any paper clip, not only for your planner.


I found these sweet Coffee Lovers Circles at CapZone on Etsy.  I used a 1" circle punch to cut the image, placed an epoxy circle sticker over it, and then adhered them to the gold paper clips. I backed them with another 1" circle of patterned paper.

These clips are attached to an ATC (artist trading card), measuring 3.5” x 2.5”, the perfect size for tucking into a greeting card, happy mail, or a pocket letter.  The sentiment stamp is from Craftin Desert Divas Brewed with Love, and I stamped it in Ranger Archival Sepia ink.  The patterned paper is from MME Collectable "Memorable".

I would also like to support the following challenges:  Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper June UE; DL.ART June AG Linky 1/d; Jo's Scrap Shack FFC 236 AG 2/3; The Outlawz Twisted Thursday TT053118AG 1/2


Thank you for looking at my planner clips!  Wishing you a joyful day!

You're Tea-riffic

Hello again!  I'm back with another card for the Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  I made a set of three coffee cat cards and this is the third one; scroll down to see the other two. Since all of my other projects for the hop have been coffee-themed, I wanted to make one that's tea-themed.


Image:  Sticky note (I adhered it to cardstock, fussy-cut, and popped it up on foam tape)
Stamp:  Fiskars Latte Love
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black
Die:  Lawn Fawn Stitched Windy Backdrop
Other:  Sparkly gold washi tape, flower sequins

I would also like to join the following challenges:  2 Crafty Critter Crazies AG with Animals 4/5; Creative Moments AG Optional Twist Animals 2/3; Die Cut Divas June Pets or Animals 4/4; SUYP Cats Only Furrything Goes UE


Thank you for looking at my card! Wishing you a joyful day!