Friday, September 22, 2017

I've missed our little chats!

Friday September 22, 2017
 
Well today is the last day of the Fall Coffee Lovers Challenge blog hop..
It went from Friday Sept. 15 to Friday Sept. 22..
 So this is the 8th card I made for the blog hop.
 
This is a favorite stamp set of mine from Art Impressions. I have used it a lot in the past for Birthdays.. But today it's just ladies sipping coffee and chatting. Cathing up on what's happin in their lives.. Looks like they are having a great conversation and being told quite a tale.. I used some Stampin up papers and left over Simon Says stitched leaves.  I colored the images with Copics.

Challenge:
Fall Coffee lovers
The daily marker  day 22
Word art Wednesday  wk. 300-301 anything goes
Color crazy wk. 38 - anything goes

Hooray - Catch the bug Free Friday

Friday September 22, 2017
 
Welcome to Catch the bug Free Friday We have a cute little image by Bugaboo - perfect for that cheer leader in your life. You can see awesome cards the design team made by going to the CTB site.
 
 
This is Cheer Monkey  the Free Friday image. I just chose some school colors when my kids were in high-school but you could choose your school colors and make this more personal.  I used a My Favorite Things die, Tech. Tuesday "Hooray" die and Nuvo drops. Very CAS card. Oh and colored with Copics. 

Challenges:
The daily marker - Day 22
Use your stuff #280 - pets



Thursday, September 21, 2017

You brighten my day

Thursday September 21, 2017
 
Wow this is day 7 of the Fall Coffee Lovers blog hop..
It's been fun creating my cards. Few I have loved and few not so much.. Maybe I hadn't had enough coffee that day when I created.. Any how this is another day and another card.
 
 This is my card. I took some dark gray card stock and dry embossed it. I then took some tanish card stock and my Stampin up stamps and dies and cut out the to go coffee cup and lid. I used Ranger inks to give some shading.
I found this awesome scrap dotted card stock so cut it out to fit as the cozy. I used Simon Says sentiment that has nothing to do with coffee but for my card it does. I added some of those left over Simons Says leaves I painted with Mission paints and touched up with Ranger. It needed something more so added the twine and more leaves. I won some gray bling dots from Close to my heart.. Aren't they pretty? and added them to the card. 
 
 
Challenges:
Fall coffee lovers 
The daily marker  day 21
Word art Wednesday wk. 300-301 - anything goes
Simon Wednesday - pop it up
Crafting by design - drink up

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Happy mail - Aud Sentiments #189

Thursday September 21 - October 2, 2017
 
Well we are really getting into some fall now. Grandkids / Great Grandkids are in school and getting all things figured out.. Hope you are enjoying a quiet house now and can get some crafting done... LOL  Well on to the challenge..
 
We have another two week challenge at
 Aud Sentiments #189.. Our theme is
 
2 word sentiment.. ONLY TWO WORDS..   and make sure you sentiment is where we can see it..
 
 
 
So this is my two (2) word card.. happy mail... I tell you this is the second card.. I stamped this card out and had it ready to layer and so I turned the card over and applied adhesive.. WELL when I turned it over my ink smeared.. it was a red hot mess.. I had to remake it..
 
I used Simon says stamps. I at first used Ranger ink.. WHICH STAYS WET LONGER!!!! so this card is with Stampin up ink. I then colored the envelopes with copics and added glossy accents to the hearts.
 
I thought it came out cute. I've had this stamp set for quite some time.. it came in one of the Simon month kit but didn't know what to do with it so I wanted to try using it now..  I laid out the envelopes till I got a nice display and stamped them so they looked like they were stacked. I added the hearts in various places.. It for sure is happy mail.
 
Hope you find time to play along and can head over to Aud Sentiments to see the DT creations.

Challenges:
The daily marker - Day 21
Word art Wednesday wk. 300-301 - anything goes
Inky chicks #88 - favorite colors (blue/red)

I can hardly wait to regret this...

Wednesday September 20, 2017
 
It's day 6 of the Fall Coffee Lovers blog hop..
Are you playing along?? Are you having fun and seeing all the creative projects??
 
 
 This is my card. I knew in my mind what I wanted to create but I think I over did the background. I probably should of left the white embossed hearts off and just stayed with the coffee cups and leaves. Trial and error.. Funny how your mind says one thing and you hands do another.. Any how I stamped the Impress coffee cup and hearts and embossed in white. I then added some Ranger inks to my craft sheet and spritzed with water and smooshed my paper and dried and smooshed more till I got the effect I wanted. I then stamped with brown ink the Simon Says leaves (oh the hearts are Simon says also). I then black embossed the Tim Holtz crazy dog and food bowl which is now filled with COFFEE and glossy accents..  I colored the dog with Mission paints and the bowl with copics. I used a brown copic for the coffee cups coffee. The sentiment is from Dylusions and the cute dog is saying this before he's getting ready to drink the coffee.  I added some Stampin up leaves in the corner and fussy cut the coffee cup and added to the leaves base. I added a wooden red heart. I can just see this dog drinking the coffee and running around the house like a crazy dog he is..
 
 
Challenges:
Fall coffee lovers
The daily marker day 20 
Crafting from the heart #175 - anything goes
Die cuttin divas #335 - national coffee day
Scrapping 4 fun #98 - technique (create embossed/ink smooshing background)
Make my Monday #55 - autumn colors
AAA cards #99 - autumn colors
Crafting by design - drink up
Simon Wednesday - pop it up
 


Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Season's greeting - Inspiration Destination #134

Wednesday September 20 - October3, 2017
 
Welcome to a new challenge at Inspiration Destination #134
 
The theme is a favorite.. ANYTHING GOES
 
 
Our sponsor for this challenge is The Paper Nest Dolls

 
Oh my isn't she a cutie.. This is Reindeer Ellie..
 I colored her with Copics and used Spectrum Noir glitter pen for the bows and ornaments.  I added a little Ranger ink around the edges and some half pearls and this cutie was done.
If you need inspiration or just want to give some love.. Check out the design teams cards over at Inspiration Destination.

Challenges:
The daily marker - Day 20
QKR Stampede #261 - anything goes
Use your stuff #280 - pets
Crafting from the heart #75 - anything goes

Fall colors - Craftaholics R Us #37

Wednesday September 20, 2017
 
Well this is another team I joined. Craftaholics R Us... yup I am a craftaholic.. I like that better than hoarder.. lol
 
Craftaholics R Us #37  We are a weekly challenge with a theme..
 
I am on the Green team and the theme is FALL COLORS  for this week.
I hope you can play along..
 
 
I looked through some designer papers and went for one of my favorite companies. Basic Gray.. I liked these 5 papers and thought what to do... So I added adhesive to my background base and laid the papers down then cut it down to 4.25 x 5.5. I then took Gina K - botanical stamp set and Ranger ink and stamped the script. I then stamped in black the two silhouettes and used gray ink for the other silhouette. I die cut the image out with My Favorite Things stitch die. I die cut two butterflies from an old Stampin up folder die. I added some twine and half pearls to them. I added some Nuvo drops to the one plant and Spectrum Noir glitter pen to the black plants.  I really hope I have inspired you. These are my fall colors.

Challenges:
The daily marker - Day 20
QKR Stampede #261 - anything goes
That's crafty - fly away
Your next stamp #73 colors
AAA cards #99 - autumn colors
Always fun #24 - fall colors
Make my Monday #55 - autumn colors
Simon Wednesday pop it up (the script piece and butterflies)
 





Hello Love - Pause Dream Enjoy Challenge #191

Wednesday September 20, 2017
 
Well this is one of the other Design Teams I joined..
Again it's a weekly challenge..
We have two teams. I am on the ORANGE team.
 
Each week we have a new theme. 
 The theme for this week is ANIMALS
 
 
This is a piece I water colored with my Mission water color paints. It is a pre stamped piece I got on one of my Simon Says monthly kit. I've wanted to paint it for awhile now but wasn't sure with what. Well the Mission paints are kinda new so this was the perfect shot.. I added Spectrum Noir glitter pen to the water.. I am pleased with how it came out. I had to google Flamingos on their beak to see what they look like.  The only flamingos you see in Washington State are the plastic ones in some peoples yards that are faded.. LOL.  I am happy with this card. I hope I inspired you to play along.  Any animal stamp, I know you have one..


Challenges:
The daily marker - Day 20
That's crafty - fly away
Use your stuff #280 - pets


May you always be content - Paper Play Sketches

Wednesday September 20, 2017
 
Welcome to a fun filled day for paper crafting.
 Today at Paper Play Sketches we have a color theme.. woo hoo love color themes.. Really makes me put on the thinking cap..
 
 
 
This is the theme... cant wait to see what you create..

 
So I saw the leaves and thought ok that makes it easier.. And with fall in the air this would be a fun card. So I took out my Stampin up leaves. I had this large leaf so I embossed it with black on Bristol and used my Zig markers and got the colors where I wanted them. I then die cut the image out and went over the leaf with Wink of Stella then took my Versa Mark and went over the whole image and clear embossed. I then found a few other Stampin up leaves I liked and went through my scrap box and found some papers that were ok with the color challenge and stamped the veins and took Quick quote chalk ink and went around the edges after I die cut them out.. I added a few small Martha Stewart punched leaves. The gray piece is a left over from a Quick Quote kit. I laid it all out and used foam dots behind most of the leaves. I stamped the Tech. Tuesday sentiment in the lower right corner. I used QQ chalk ink in pink and distressed the white card. For the final touch I added various drops of Nuvo Drops.  I love this card and the fun colors.

Challenges:
The daily marker - Day 20
AAA cards #99 - autumn colors
HeARTful stamping - anything goes
Make my Monday #55 - autumn colors
Simon Wednesday  Pop it up
 
 


I'll rise... but I refuse to shine..

Tuesday September 19, 2017
 
This is my 5th card for the Fall Coffee Lovers blog hop.. I have had fun creating coffee cards.
I know you can used tea/chocolate and those kind of beverages.. But I am a coffee lover.. so mine are coffee.
 
 
Yesterday as I was standing on my deck drinking my coffee and feeling fall in the air and leaves are falling already... boy how the days change fast from 70/80's to 50/60s in a week.  I do love seeing the fall leaves and the awesome colors but I like the warmer weather. 
Any how I thought I would try to make my card so it looked like the Art Impressions image (it's an old wood block red rubber stamp) was standing on a deck with leaves on the deck. OK I am not an artist.. as you can tell by the deck I drew. My hubby said I should of made the deck at an angle. I did not think of it.. my focus was trying to see how I was standing on the deck.. I did do the boards farther away smaller than the front ones and the same with the leaves.. well the card is all done now I was not going to go recreate my card.. I painted the scene with Mission paints and stamped the tree?? off the deck. hence the leaves on the deck. The leaves are Simon Says stitched die set. I stamped the Art Impressions sentiment on the deck.  I love this cute funny lady and sentiment. I think this was me yesterday morning. I even have animal slippers but they are dogs.. funny. you know now that I look at this I should of added hills/greenish grass so it doesn't look like she's standing on wood in space..
 
Challenges:
Fall coffee lovers
The daily marker day 19 
Crafting from the heart #175 - anything goes
Digi choosday wk. 38 - anything goes
Die cuttin divas #335 - national coffee day
Scrapping 4 fun #98 - technique (drawing in part of the background)
Make my Monday #55 - autumn colors
AAA cards #99 - autumn colors






A happy, a cheerful, a warm - Hello - Bugaboo / Catch the bug NR

Tuesday September 19, 2017
 
We're back with a New release at Bugaboo
and you can see the design teams creations at Catch the bug.
I am using a Gelli Plate design I made years ago. I thought it had some good fall colors that went well with the images.
The images from Bugaboo is called "trio scarecrows"  I colored the images with copics. I went around the piece with Ranger inks. I stamped the Verve stamps sentiments on the banners from Tech. Tues. I wasn't sure which way to add the sentiment.. I went with the "a happy" a cheerful" "a warm" "Hello"  reading from bottom to top.
This is a fun cute card..

Challenges:
The daily marker - Day 19
Crafty catz #384 - Halloween
Scrapping 4 fun #98 - technique (gelli plate background)
Make my Monday #55 - autumn colors
AAA cards #99 - autumn colors
Digi choosday wk. 38 - anything goes

 





Monday, September 18, 2017

All the goodness of Life in a cup

Monday September 18, 2017
 
This is day 4 of the Fall Coffee Lovers blog hop
 and I am back with another card

This is my card. I added Ranger Oxide inks to the background and spritzed with water. I then took Bristol smooth paper and added various colors of Mission paints. I let them dry. I then took my Simon Says stitched leaves die and cut out quite a few. I still have more left over even after adding all of these below. I did take some Oxide ink and added just a smidge of color where it needed more color. I then stamped and embossed a Verve sentiment and just free hand cut it out. I stamped and embossed Tim Holtz crazy bird and colored with Mission paints. I cut an extra wing as I wanted it to look like he was holding the giant to go coffee cup which is a die from Simon Says and colored with Mission paints. I then added all the elements to the card base.  This is a fun card and this wise bird has one heck of a giant cup of coffee and I think that is why his eyes are so buggy.. I think the caffeine just hit him.. LOL

Challenges:
Fall coffee lovers
AAA cards #99 - autumn colors
AAA cards #99 - autumn colors
Pile it on #134 - feathers/scales or no pattern papers
HeARTful stamping - anything goes
Use your stuff #280 - pets
Crafting from the heart #175 - anything goes
Always fun #24 - fall colors
Make my Monday #55 - autumn colors
Word art Wednesday wk. 300-301 - anything goes
 
 
 

We have enough youth... Catch the bug

Monday September 18, 2017
 
Today being Monday that means that
I always have fun with it's my time to do a ABC project.
 
This time I created a book mark
 
 
Awhile back I saw Jennifer McGuire take an envelope and seal the back flap then cut the envelope in half and then turn and cut in half again.. Depending on the size of your envelope you may not want to do in half but gauge how big you want your book mark to be. I went 3 X 3.5... so my envelope was for sure not in quarters.. I took another envelope and cut the same size and added tape to front and back and inserted it inside the other so that I had a sturdy book mark since envelopes are pretty flimsy.  I guess you could use 2 pieces of card stock and get same effect.
 
I took some Ranger Distress grit paste and added some dots with my dot stencil. I set it aside to dry.
I took the bobble head farm cat from Bugaboo and colored the image with copics and fussy cut him out.  I found this sentiment from Stella September calendar image. I thought it was went along with the theme of the book mark. 

 
since the background of the book mark has the folded flaps of the envelope I took a piece of scrap card stock and stamped a My Favorite Things book sentiment. I then took my Glaze black pen and doodled around the edges. I then adhered to the backside of the book mark.

Challenges:
The daily marker - Day 18
QKR Stampede #261 - anything goes
Scrapping 4 fun #98 - technique (cutting envelope into bookmark)
A bit more time to craft #52 - anything goes
Use your stuff #280 - pets

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Happiness is a cup of coffee

Sunday September 17, 2017
 
So if you have been seeing my blog the last few days.. I have been playing along with the Fall Coffee Lovers blog hop..
 
 Its fun seeing everyone's creations and trying to comment on as many as an evening will allow.. I do have to get to bed sooner or later. I know I am at the last half of the 100's.. I hate the verification and that takes most of my time.  I try and if it keeps asking me to identify images I just go on to the next card. If I didn't comment verification is why and I don't have a Flicker or the other group account so I need to pass on those also. Sorry.. I do love seeing every ones cards and creative projects. So many talented creative people.
This is my card. I started with Oxide inks and spritzed with water.. We finally got some rain today in Washington state.. so that must of been my inspiration.. I painted this Up town stamp with Mission paints and I stamped and white embossed the Stampin up sentiment and painted with Mission and cut it out. I added some Jellibean twine and a cute leaf charm and glossy accents on the hearts and coffee.

 

Challenges:
AAA cards #99 - autumn colors
 
 
 


Saturday, September 16, 2017

Behind every successful woman

Saturday September 16, 2017
 
So I am playing along with the Fall Coffee Lovers bloghop...
I made a card last night and today is another card.
 I hope to make a card every day of the hop.
 
This is another painted (with Mission water colors) stamp and sentiment that I did while on my deck enjoying the nice heat while it's here.. Fall is in the air. The set is by Verve Stamps. I fussy cut them out and added glossy accents to the coffee part. I just happened to have the perfect plaid designer paper...  I also dry embossed the middle strip and the Tim Holtz canvas/burlap in the other side is a scrap. I thought they gave a Fall/Autumn feel.. I added some twine and a button.

Challenges:
Fall Coffee lovers
The daily marker day 16 
Allsorts wk. 433 - feels like autumn
Hiding in my craft room #318 - it's fall y'all
Sweet stampin - your favorite stamp (Verve stamp set)
Just us girls #411 - fall colors
Simon Wednesday - clean and simple
Word art Wednesday wk. 300-301 - anything goes

Friday, September 15, 2017

The absolute deliciousness of fall

Friday September 15, 2017
 
I love playing along with the Coffee lovers blog hop.. I did during the summer and it was so much fun.
Now I am playing with the Fall Coffee Lovers bloghop
 
 It was a beautiful day in the pacific northwest so I took advantage of it and stamped a bunch of coffee related images and took them out to the deck and my Mission paints and painted.. After dinner I sat and watched TV and cut the images out.. Yup I don't have dies for everything..  I kept thinking I need to make a fall coffee card now.. HUM... So I sat down with my 16 oz. (second one today) coffee and pondered. Ok fall.. wreaths.. Ok I have a wreath die.. So I went in grabbed three brownish papers and using my Simon Says wreath die cut them out.. I layered them straddling the three colors but the background looked too plain so took my Ranger ink and just swished some color behind the wreath..then I adhered the wreath.. I then grabbed the leaves I fussy cut and added the two above and three below and the to go coffee cup which I added the cup with foam tape. Oh the leaves and coffee cup are also Simon Says. I felt I needed something above so grabbed the Queen and Co. goosebumps and added three black ones. The sentiment which plays perfect with the coffee theme is from Tech. Tues. they have awesome sentiments when I need them.


Challenges:
A bit more time to craft #52 - anything goes
The daily marker day 15
Word art Wednesday wk. 300-301 anything goes
Jo's scrap shack #206 - anything goes
Simon Wednesday - CAS
Creatalicious #123 - anything goes/opt. leaves