Friday, December 9, 2016

Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Today I am participating in my first Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! I am playing along as part of the STAMPlorations Team. Shery has a lot of new coffee stamps and dies in her shop - you can find
them here.  Shery has donated some prizes for Amy's CLBH blog and will also be giving prizes of a $10 gift certificate and 2 stamp sets from the STAMPlorations blog.

I used the new STAMPlorations Framed: Coffee and Books stamp:

The sentiment is from an old set (company unknown to me) - and I think it describes me perfectly lately!  I used a watercolored background that I already had and stamped the image with Versafine Onyx Black and the MISTI. I stamped it several times to get a good impression on the rough watercolor paper. I adhered that image to another watercolored background (which was actually created by reverse stenciling with Distress Inks and a ARTplorations stencil). That panel was mounted on black card stock and then adhered to the card base.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, December 2, 2016

Birthday Cards from Blog Friends

I wanted to share the birthday cards I received from my blog friends. It is so cool to see them in real life! Here they are in no particular order (click on their names to go to their blog):

Please take a few minutes and check out these ladies' blogs - they are awesome!  Thanks for coming by!

CAS Watercolour Card Challenge - December

Welcome to a new month of CAS Watercolour Card Challenges. This month we are focusing on Watercolour Resist.

Here is my sample - working on those holiday cards:

I embossed the poinsettia image with gold embossing powder and then painted over the flower with my Gansai Tombi watercolors. I cut out the tag with my Pretty Pink Posh tag die and then stamped the sentiment from WPlus9 in green ink. I decided to emboss the card base with an embossing folder for some added texture but keeping all that lovely white space!

I hope you will join us this month!  Thanks for coming by!

Thursday, December 1, 2016

STAMPlorations CAS Card December Challenge - Anything Goes with Red and Green

Wow it is December already! Welcome to the STAMPlorations CAS Card challenge for December.
The optional color twist is red and green.  Here is my card:

I love this new border stamp call Coffee Cup Row. I haven't paper pieced in a long time and these mugs were really easy to cut out and adhere to the card front. The background of the stamp is a bit of distressed text. The sentiment is from MFT Warmest Wishes set. The patterned paper is from PaperTrey.

I hope to see you in the STAMPlorations gallery!  Thanks for coming by!

Thursday, November 17, 2016

STAMPlorations November CAS Card Challenge - Mid Month Reminder

It is time for the STAMPlorations November CAS Card Challenge mid-month reminder. There is still time to play with us.

Here is my sample that I hope will inspire you to play along:

I really love this Flutterby ARTplorations stencil! I used 2 different purple distress inks and an ink blender on the stencil. I used a die from PaperTrey to cut it out and then mounted it on top of patterned paper. The sentiment is from STAMPlorations Vignette: Trendy Feathers and the double ended banner is from Paper Smooches. Some purple bling was added to the body of the butterfly to finish it off!

Thanks for coming by!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

CAS Watercolor Card Challenge - November Mid Month Reminder - TEXT

I am back again for the mid month reminder and sample for the CAS Watercolor Card Challenge for November. Here is my sample:

These Penny Black brush images are so easy to make a watercolored card. I colored the image with distress markers and the MISTI. I used 2 colors of purple and 2 colors of green, one color at a time, misted with water and stamped. Each layer was still damp when I stamped over it so the colors would blend.  I used some MME patterned paper for the text and blended distress ink to match the flower. The border of the card front was cut with a Penny Black border die.

Thanks for coming by!

Friday, November 4, 2016

STAMPlorations Holiday TAGplorations Bloghop

The STAMPlorations Design Team is having a 5 day Holiday TAGplorations blog hop - 5 days of holiday tag making fun!  Just click on the link and start hopping!

Here is one of the tags I created:

I used the STAMPlorations Peace, Love, Joy stamp set. I heat embossed the sentiment and snowflakes with silver embossing powder on a tag that I cut with a die from Pretty Pink Posh. I sponged on various blue distress inks for an ombre look and then attached it to another tag that I die cut from silver glitter paper. It is hard to see the silver shine of the embossing in the photo.

Thanks for coming by!