Saturday, June 23, 2018

Java Great Day 2

Hello, everyone!  I'm back again today with another card!  I had lots of Distress Oxides left on my craft mat after making the card I posted earlier today so I decided to make a background and then kept going to make a coffee-themed card!  


Digital image:  STAMPlorations Latte for Two (this was a freebie at one point; thank you, Sheri!)
Dies:  STAMPlorations Java Great Day Phrase Die - CUTplorations
Distress Oxides: Abandoned Coral, Evergreen Bough, Vintage Photo
Other:  Twine from American Crafts, clear ring sequins from my stash

The original digital image contains a pair of cups but I wanted just one cup, so I did some fussy-cutting and paper-piecing with my scraps.

Again I'm joining the STAMPlorations 5th birthday celebration! There is so much incredible inspiration over there that I can't help myself! Have you checked it out yet? Prepare to be inspired!


The STAMPlorations birthday challenge is to CASE the STAMPgirls. I was inspired by STAMPgirl Shirley.  I love her inky background and overall card design.


My colours were inspired by the challenge at Double Trouble and Color My Heart Color Dare 297, which are nutmeg, glacier, and sorbet. I tried to match my colours as closely as possible. Double Trouble also wanted to see stringed things (I used twine) and asked that we join the Color Dare challenge (done!).


I would also like to support the following challenges: Allsorts Sweet Treats 1/3; Cardz TV AG 3/3; Inspiration Destination AG UE; Jo's Scrap Shack AG 3/3; Mod Squad Coffee, Tea and Summer (add MSC) 1/3; Simon Says Stamp Bright and Cheerful 5/5; The Outlawz Twisted Thursday TT062118 AG Twist Paper Piecing 1/2

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

Bloomtangled Sympathy 3

Hello, everyone! Today I'm sharing another sympathy card. Although I've been making a bunch of sympathy cards for my Mom's stash lately, I think I will be keeping this one for my own stash as I have been needing a few sympathy cards myself.  It's best to have some on hand as I find them very difficult to make at the time they are needed. I love the colours in this one!


Dies: STAMPlorations Bloomtangled 1 Cover Plate - CUTplorations; tag from Die-Versions Whispers Tag Set
Distress Oxides: Abandoned Coral, Evergreen Bough, Vintage Photo
Other ink:  Versamark
Stamp: Sentiment (My Craft Spot)
Other: Embossing powder (Ranger white), American Crafts twine

Again I'm joining the STAMPlorations 5th birthday celebration! There is so much incredible inspiration over there that I can't help myself! Have you checked it out yet? Prepare to be inspired!


The STAMPlorations birthday challenge is to CASE the STAMPgirls. I was inspired by STAMPgirl Melissa!  I love how she used the Bloomtangled 1 Cover Plate and also how she used a tag for the sentiment.


 
My colours were inspired by the challenge at Double Trouble and Color My Heart Color Dare 297, which are nutmeg, glacier, and sorbet.  I tried to match my colours as closely as possible.  Double Trouble also wanted to see stringed things (I used twine) and asked that we join the Color Dare challenge (done!).


I would also like to support the following challenges: Cardz TV AG 2/3; Crafty Catz AG optional Beautiful Blooms 2/3; Creatalicious AG Optional Flowers UE; Die Cuttin' Diva's Embossing Heat or Dry (I used both - I dry-embossed the die onto Bristol Smooth cardstock so I would know where to apply the inks, and the sentiment is heat embossed) 2/3; DL.ART June AG Linky 1/d; Inspiration Destination AG UE; Jo's Scrap Shack AG 2/3; Penny's Paper-craftyAG 3/3; Simon Says Stamp Bright and Cheerful 4/5; Three Amigos Blog Hop Machine Die-Cutting (Cuttlebug) UE; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment Wk1 5/5

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

Friday, June 22, 2018

Thinking of You Bunny

Hi, everyone!  Today I'm sharing a thinking of you card with lots of stamping.


StampsSTAMPlorations Frames and Flowers, sentiment from STAMPlorations Vignette Trendy Feathers, unknown bunny
Ink:  Distress Oxides (Spiced Marmalade, Peacock Feathers, Peeled Paint, Vintage Photo), Ranger Archival Vibrant Fuschia, Your Next Stamp Sunflower Yellow
Die:  Die-Versions Torn Notebook Edge
Patterned paper:  Pretty Painted Floors

Again I'm joining the STAMPlorations 5th birthday celebration!  There is so much incredible inspiration over there that I can't help myself!  Have you checked it out yet?  Prepare to be inspired!


The STAMPlorations birthday challenge is to CASE the STAMPgirls. I decided to CASE STAMPgirl Deepti's card - I was inspired by everything about her card and couldn't wait to CASE it!



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


I would also like to support the following challenges: 2 Crafty Critter Crazies AG with Animals 3/5; Cardz TV AG 1/3; Crafting by Designs Flowers, Flowers, Flowers 3/3; Crafty Catz AG optional Beautiful Blooms 1/3; Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper June UE; Creatalicious AG Optional Flowers UE; Crop Stop June Link Party 40 Distress Oxides can be purchased at Crop Stop here) 5/5; Dare 2B Artzy Bright Colours 3/3; DL.ART June AG Linky 1/d; Inspiration Destination AG UE; Jo's Scrap Shack AG 1/3; Penny's Paper-crafty AG 2/3; Simon Says Stamp Bright and Cheerful 3/5; Tuesday Throwdown You're On My Mind 1/3; Through the Craft Room Door AG 2/2; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment Wk1 4/5

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

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Stencilled Leaf Prints Sympathy

Hello, everyone! Before I get started, I would like to welcome my newest follower -
spirit scribed - thank you for joining me!  (spirit scribed, if you would like to leave a link to your blog in the comments, then I will hop over and follow you too!)

Today I'm sharing another sympathy card. As mentioned previously, my Mom asked me to make a small supply so she will have some on hand when needed. I might be losing count of how many I've made, but I think this is the sixth. I'm aiming for a total of ten.
Distress Oxides: Picked Raspberry, Cracked Pistachio, Squeezed Lemonade
Dies: Sweet Dixie Thinking of You Set, Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
Other: Reflections Butterfly Punch, clear sequins

I'm joining the fun at STAMPlorations on the occasion of their fifth anniversary this month! Sheri and her team are having a big party - I hope you join the fun too!


The STAMPlorations birthday challenge is to CASE the STAMPgirls. I was inspired by the stencilled florals on STAMPgirl Carol's card below:


My colour combo of Pink, Yellow, Green was inspired by Cupcake Inspirations CIC448:



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


I would also like to support the following challenges:  DL.ART June AG Linky 1/d; Inspiration Destination AG UE; Penny's Paper-crafty AG 1/3; Simon Says Stamp Bright and Cheerful 2/5; Through the Craft Room Door AG 1/2; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment Wk1 3/5

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

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Stencilled Flowers Sympathy

Hi, everybody! I'm back again today with another sympathy card for my Mom's stash. As mentioned previously, Mom has sent out a lot of sympathy cards lately and she asked me to make a small supply to have on hand. This is the fifth one; if you missed the first four, just scroll back to the previous blog posts. I'm hoping to make a total of ten.


Distress Oxides:  Picked Raspberry, Cracked Pistachio, Squeezed Lemonade
Stamp: Sentiment (Hero Arts Everyday Sayings)
Die: Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
Other:  Clear sequins

I'm joining the fun at STAMPlorations on the occasion of their fifth anniversary this month! Sheri and her team are having a big party - I hope you join the fun too!


The STAMPlorations birthday challenge is to CASE the STAMPgirls. I was inspired by the stencilled florals on STAMPgirl Carol's card below:


My colour combo of Pink, Yellow, Green was inspired by Cupcake Inspirations CIC448:



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


I would also like to support the following challenges: Crafting by Designs June AG 3/3; Crafting by Designs Flowers, Flowers, Flowers 2/3; Creatalicious AG Optional Flowers UE; Dare 2B Artzy Bright Colours 2/3; Inspiration Destination AG UE; Pammie's Inky Pinkies AG 3/3; Simon Says Stamp Bright and Cheerful 1/5; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment Wk1 2/5

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

Bloomtangled Sympathy 2

Hello, everyone!  Today's card is another sympathy card for my Mom's stash.  As mentioned previously, Mom has sent out a lot of sympathy cards lately and she requested that I make a small supply of cards to have on hand.  This is the fourth one; if you missed the first three, just scroll back to the previous blog posts. I'm hoping to make a total of ten.


Distress Ink:  Mustard Seed, Fossilized Amber, Peeled Paint, Mowed Lawn, Dried Marigold, Dusty Concord, Vintage Photo
Stamp:  Sentiment (Hero Arts Everyday Sayings)
Other:  Embossing powder (Ranger white)

I'm joining the fun at STAMPlorations on the occasion of their fifth anniversary this month!  Sheri and her team are having a big party - I hope you join the fun too!


The STAMPlorations birthday challenge is to CASE the STAMPgirls.  I was inspired by the colour combo and florals on STAMPgirl Linda's tag below:


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



I would also like to support the following challenges: Crafting by Designs June AG 2/3; Crafting by Designs Flowers, Flowers, Flowers 1/3; Creatalicious AG Optional Flowers UE; Crop Stop June Link Party 40 Distress Ink can be purchased at Crop Stop here) 4/5; Die Cuttin' Diva's Embossing Heat or Dry (I used both - I dry-embossed the die onto Bristol Smooth cardstock so I would know where to apply the inks, and the sentiment is heat embossed) 1/3; DL.ART June AG Linky 1/d; Happy Little Stampers AG with Dies UE; Inspiration Destination AG UE; Pammie's Inky Pinkies AG 2/3; Stamped Blessings heARTful Stamping AG plus Stamp 2/2; Three Amigos Blog Hop Machine Die-Cutting (Cuttlebug) UE; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 1/5 Wk1

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

Monday, June 18, 2018

Color Blooms Sympathy Card

Hello, everyone!  Before I get started, I would like to welcome my newest follower - Barbara - thank you for joining me!  Barbara, please leave a link to your blog in the comments and I will hop over and follow you too!

I've made another card for my Mom's sympathy card stash.  She has been sending out a lot of sympathy cards lately and she asked me to make some more for her.  I'm hoping to make a total of 10. This is the third one, so I have several more to make and share.  


Digital Colouring Page:  STAMPlorations Color Blooms Sampler (freebie, thank you, Sheri!)
Dies:  Sympathy (Sweet Dixie Thinking of You Set), butterfly
Distress Ink:  Tumbled Glass, Mermaid Lagoon, Broken China, Wilted Violet, Dusty Concord, Salty Ocean
Other:  Platinum Stickles (added to center of flowers)

Again I'm joining the celebration over at STAMPlorations!  Sheri and her team are celebrating five years of STAMPloration with a big party!  I hope you will check it out!


The STAMPlorations birthday challenge is to CASE the STAMPgirls.  I decided to CASE STAMPgirl Carol's card - I was inspired by the colours, florals, butterfly, and card design.



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



I would also like to support the following challenges: Allsorts Use at Least 2 Dies 1/3; Butterfly Challenge Spin the Wheel with the Letter M (I used Medium Blue and Metallic (Platinum Stickles) 1/3; Cardz TV 52 AG 3/3; Crafting by Designs June AG 1/3; Crafty Friends AG 3/3; Creatalicious AG Optional Flowers UE; Creative Fingers AG 3/3; Crop Stop June Link Party 40 Distress Ink can be purchased at Crop Stop here) 3/5; DL.ART June AG Linky 1/d; Happy Little Stampers AG with Dies UE; Jo's Scrap Shack FFC AG 3/3; Lil Patch of Crafty Friends AG 3/3; Pammie's Inky Pinkies AG 1/3; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Frame It 3/5; The Corrosive June AG 3/3; Three Amigos Blog Hop Machine Die-Cutting (Cuttlebug) UE; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 4/5 Wk2

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