Coffee Lovers Bloghop Day 2

The last time you saw this turkey, he was green, eating tuna and celebrating St Paddy’s Day.  Today he is back to a more normal colour and is just celebrating the joy of a good cup of coffee.  Love this stamp from Judith and Heather.

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Supplies:  Stamp Judith and Heather, Doodlebug patterned paper Sugar and Cream, City Girls Retail Therapy stamp set from The Ton, Memory Box cross stitched rectangles dies, copic markers, Stickles, fun foam, X-pressit cardstock, Simon Says Stamp card base and Scor tape.

Spring 2017 Coffee Lovers Bloghop

It is that time again!  Time for another Coffee Lovers Bloghop.  Time for me to be astounded once again at the number of never seen before coffee, tea and cocoa cards that can be created in one week!

I rarely put ready made stickers on cards, but these ones from Doodlebug were just too cute to ignore.  Then when I saw the Doodlebug paper that matched the stickers, it was all over.

Here is one of the resulting cards:

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Supplies:

Doodlebug Cream and Sugar patterned paper and stickers, Create a smile chipboard coffee, Simon Says stamp coffee cup die, Dienamics Blueprint 27 dies, Woodgrain paper from Paper and More, Simon Says Stamp card base and Scor tape.

Papertrey Make It Monday

The idea this week at Papertrey Ink was to make a window in a card front and insert a sentiment made of chipboard into the window.

The problem for me was in having no sentiment die with which to cut the window.  In fact, I only have one Papertrey Ink die  of any sort, here in Phoenix.   I am in essence then, a one trick pony.  Oh well, I got to work making a card with what I had. I think it turned out quite well.

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While the die is not a sentiment die, it is dimensional and fits through the window quite nicely.

Supplies:  Papertrey Ink What the Doodle Piece of Cake Stamp and Die Set, DCWV patterned paper, Simon Says Stamp top folding card base

Sandra’s Card

We seemed to be pretty busy doing other things when Sandra came down to El Mirage to visit, but we did manage to get a few cards made to justify the shopping spree at the Mesa Rubber Stamp Show.

Here is one of the cards that Sandra put together:

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Supplies:  My Favorite Things Llama Love, My Favorite Things Jumbo Peek a Boo Window die,  My Favorite Things Stepped Up Chevron, DCWV No Prob-Llama patterned paper, Copic markers

Happy St Patrick’s Day

Here is a quick St Patrick’s day card.  Hope it is a great day for all.  I am looking forward to the St Patrick’s Day Rib Cook Off that happens today!

 

 

Using stamps from the Mesa Rubber Stamp Show

I watched a tutorial the other day where the presenter mixed and matched stamps from various companies to create a scene on a card. This is sometimes harder than it looks to get the components to work well together.  I do like how this card came together though:

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Supplies:  Judith and Heather stamps (toilet paper, outhouse, plunger and sentiment, birch trees Heartfelt Creations Woodlands collection,  Essentials by Ellen Tree Farm stamp set, Woodgrain cardstock from Paper and More, Simon Says Stamp card base, Copic markers, Scor tape

 

Colouring Challenge Day 3

I would like to say I am on track to complete the 30 day colouring challenge put out by The Daily Marker, but it is now Day 3 and I am just now thinking about posting something.

I decided to do a background using Colorburst together with a Tim Holtz image coloured with Zig Real Brush markers. I love Colorburst watercolours but I have come to realize that you cannot use them successfully if you are a control freak.  I have also realized that you will make approximately fifteen backgrounds  before selecting one for a card, so using them is not too economical either. No matter, as they are fun to use.

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I got the idea for this card from…………………you guessed it……………the news.  Some lady  in Phoenix shot her boyfriend’s penis off and indicated he had it coming for cheating on her.  He vehemently denies the cheating part but has no comment on the shooting part. Cray Cray I tell you.

Romeo and Juliet

I have a fondness for Shakespeare that my co-blogger Sandra finds borderline “Wacko”. This, of course, just eggs me on to spout off more quotes from my muse Willy.  So how amused was I when Hero Arts came out with a Romeo and Juliet stamp set complete with Shakespeare quotes.  This stamp set was clearly meant for Valentine’s Day and checking my calendar, I see that I am more than a “day late and a dollar short” (another book I could use for the Simon Says Stamp challenge) for that occasion.   No matter, I made two cards anyway.

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I am also very excited about the Marble Layering stamp from Waffle Flower that I used to create the background.  I had seen this stamp set at Creativation and ordered it as soon as it was available.  Of course, marbleized paper is available with less cuss words than I used to get these stamps lined up, but you can never achieve the exact ink colour match that I got by inking my own marble background.

Supplies:  Hero Arts Romeo and Juliet stamp set, Layering Mrble stamp set from Waffle Flower, Quote Tag from Kaisercraft Storybook Collection, Ken Oliver pen nib,

 

Hero Arts Peacock Layering Stamps

I am really loving all the new layered stamps from Hero Arts.  In fact, I am loving the whole release.  It was hard for me to pick just one or two stamp sets to add to my collection.  In a stroke of luck I was able to get the Layered Peacock from SSS.  It had been saying “out of stock” almost from the moment of release, but one day when I was checking out the website, it was showing “in stock”  I added it to the cart and checked out before they changed their mind about its’ availability.  Sure enough, right after I checked out, it went back to showing “out of stock”.

I have already created three cards with it.  Two are in traditional peacock colours and the other was based on a white peacock I saw at a zoo in Australia.

Here are the cards:

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These all look better in real life than they look here sitting weirdly on the seat of the golf cart.  I was trying to have full sun, otherwise the pictures look very bluish, and yet not have a shadow from the camera showing.  Glitter rarely shows well on camera but looks great in real life. The white one is embossed with both white and iridescent embossing powders and is my favourite.

Shadowbox Card?

A while back Heartfelt Creations came out with some templates for some multi layer fold out cards.  Included with the kit is a ready to decorate 6 X 6 shadow box.  The Woodland Collection from Heartfelt Creations seemed like the perfect collection to use for a shadow box.

When making something with lots of elements, there are plenty of ways to go terribly wrong.  This project has lots of them, not the least of which is the last minute dabbing of enamel accent on the deer for eyes, only to have a little black volcano erupt on one of the deer.  I touched it up as best I could but the result is still cartoon like rather than the serene “endeering” look I was going for.  The end result is interesting and was fun to put together.

The ladies at the scrapbook club here, asked me what I was going to do with this shadowbox when I completed it.  What a silly question!  I am going to do the same thing, that I have done with many other paper projects……………….that being nothing at all……………………….I mean really…………………………..why did the man climb the mountain………………………………………..because it was there, of course…………..

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