Where does the time go? My last post was also for Make it Monday, so a week has simply disappeared on me.
It is tax time in Canada, so I have been busy gathering documents for the various returns I do. I did manage to attend a great Scrapbook Crop and a wonderful Baby shower for my daughter in law, and got back into playing Mahjong, so it was a week well spent.
Today’s challenge was to make a watercolour background. I knew I had some Papertrey Ink stencils that hadn’t had enough love from me yet, so I dug them out. I stole Nicole’s tip of using an old Silhouette sticky mat to hold down my stencil and bristol cardstock. It worked very well to limit colour running under the stencil, so I am sure it has become part of my way of doing things. In fact, it worked so well at containing the colour where it belonged that I ended up adding a cover of vellum to tone down the vibrancy of the background.
It had been a while since I used the Morning Glory stamp and dies as well, so it took a few minutes to line everything up. In the end I was quite pleased with the resulting card.
Supplies: Papertrey Ink Garden Gate stencil, Papertrei Ink Morning by Morning stamp set and die, Impression Obsession love die, Reverse Confetti All Framed up die, Paper and More Woodgrain cardstock, Ellen Hutson Vellum, Simon Says Stamp card base, Nuvo Crystal drops, Prills, Zig Real Brush Markers, Prismacolor pencils, Hero Arts inks, Craftaboard and Scor tape.
I have not been submitting a project to Make it Monday challenges for a while. I did not take any Papertrey Ink stuff with me to Phoenix due to large supply/very small car concerns. When I thought of something I could make with the one new set I bought, I submitted it, but it didn’t fit every MIM theme. It was fun to get back home and look through my stash again for something for this challenge.
Here is what I came up with:
Supplies: Papertrey Ink Scroll die, Papertrey Ink Tulip Time stamp set and dies, Papertrey Ink Celebrate die, Papertrey Ink Holiday Plaid patterned paper, Simon Says Stamp cardstock and card base, CTMH enamel hearts, Imagine Crafts Shimmer spray, and Scor tape.
When Sandra came down to visit me in Phoenix, she made two cards for me to put on the blog. I put one on the blog, but sent my laptop home in a car with a trunk that was bigger than a breadbox, before I got the second one published. I have a ToDo list that is about 30 items long right now, so I thought this was a good time to do a quick post with the other card.
Here it is:
Supplies: Doodlebug Cream & Sugar patterned paper, Simon Says Stamp Coffee and Tea stamp set, Cor’dinations cardstock,
Another wonderful season of enjoying retirement part-time in Phoenix, is wrapping up. I am starting to pack up and begin my annual “How am I going to fit all this stuff in my little car” routine. Yikes, I was doing so well until I booked that “I’m so excited and I just can’t hide it” cruise of the British Isles for this summer. It didn’t help that my favorite store that carries wonderful cruisewear has decided to go exclusively “online” and close all its’ stores. Now I have more cruise wear than the airline will allow me to take and some of it will have to be stuffed in the glove compartment, just to get it home.
One of the many great things I was able to do while in Phoenix, was to go with Sandra on a ROAD TRIP to Tombstone Arizona. That was a bucket list thing for me, as my whole family were fans of the classic western when I was growing up. Somehow I had it in my head that the OK Corral was this huge place, with wagons to hide behind and windows to fall out of. Nope, all the participants stood facing each other with only a few feet between them. In spite of the close proximity, Wyatt Earp was not shot. Only the bad guys got killed (that day anyway). Anyway, the whole town is a hoot, and Sandra and I thoroughly enjoyed going back in time.
We took in a reenactment of the Shootout at the OK Corral. I don’t know where they got the actors but they were exceptional at least in their physical appearance. The Earp brothers looked exactly like the historical pictures and the actor who played Doc Holiday was pencil thin. Doc Holiday was often described as emaciated (enjoyed taking self prescribed drugs too much, I hear).
I took a lot of pictures of the shootout and it was hard to choose a few for a layout, but here is what I chose:
Funny isn’t it, As much as I struggled yesterday to get a presentable card to post, today’s card was easy peasy! It is not the most brilliant and certainly not the most complicated card, but I liked how it turned out. The holographic paper just reminds me of how that first cup of coffee in the morning, just makes me light up and get after the day.
Supplies: Hampton Arts sentiment stamp, Lil Inker stitched rectangle die, Simon Says Stamp Coffee Cup and Adult Beverages dies, DCWV Holographic and Foil paper, Nuvo Drops in clear, Simon Says Stamp card base and Scor tape.
I am hopping with joy today as I am one of the Flash Prize winners in the Coffee Lovers Bloghop. I was lucky enough to win a die set from Stamplorations. I think it has a coffee theme so I will have something new with which to make a card for the next Coffee Lovers Bloghop. How cool is that?
Sadly though, my creativity was equal and opposite to my level of joy at winning. Seriously, the recycle bin is overflowing with cast offs. I wanted to do a card using inspiration from a card that Kathy Racoosin did on her 30 Day Challenge today. I wanted to take her idea of mixing a coloured and a identical but neutral pattern together on a card, but at the same time make it a shaker card as well. Several tries later, I finally came up with this card.
Supplies: Jillibean Soup cardbase and shaker element, Papertrey Ink Doodle Feather coloring sheets, Prismacolor pencils and gamsol, Doodlebug sequins, Simon Says Stamp sentiment stamp, Nuvo drops, Lil Inker stitched rectangle dies
Today’s card was based on a die set from My Favorite Things. I tried a number of things and nothing seemed to work. In fact, I tried one thing twice and nope it didn’t work. That is the definition of insanity isn’t it?……………………………….doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. Finally, I came up with something I liked. Now if I hadn’t been impatient and stuck my finger in the wet Pico Embellisher, it would have been better but, …Oh well.
Here it is:
Supplies: My Favorite Things Tea Party dies, Reverse Confetti All Framed Up Die, Paper House Colorways patterned paper, Pico Embellisher, Stampendous embossing powder, Neenah card base, Tim Holtz distress ink (Vintage Photo), Hemptique twine, Simon Says Stamp sentiment from Coffee and Tea stamp set and Scor tape.
Today’s card is the card where I cut out tiny Starbucks Logos out of some washi tape and pasted them on my coffee cups. I used Starbucks Spring cups colours in keeping with the “Spring” theme in the bloghop.
Supplies: Simon Says Stamp Coffee & Tea stamp set, Tim Holtz Slatter Stencil, Copic markers, Hero Arts Ink, Woodgrain paper from Paper and More, Simon Says Stamp card base, Alideco washi tape and Scor tape.
Sometimes my best card ideas come out of a desire to put in to use, something that I just bought. Sometimes it seems to have absolutely nothing in common with the task at hand. Sometimes it just seems to evolve into something that works. Sometimes is today, I think, as I love this card. Maybe it is just that it was a lot of work and I am saying that it works when it doesn’t. No matter, I love it, and someone is going to get this card in the mail.
Supplies: Hero Arts March 2017 Kit, Doodlebug patterned paper Sugar & Cream, Rubbernecker and Simon Says Stamp Coffee and Tea sentiment stamps, Simon Says stamp cardbase and Scor tape
Two things occurred to me today before I made this card. One is that I am not too good at saving scraps of things for later use. The other is that I am downright poor at using Washi tape ever. I see it, I like it, I buy it and nothing……………… So today I decided to reverse those two trends and make a card for the Coffee Lovers hop at the same time.
I made a card which I will post in the next couple of days, that features Starbuck’s spring colours. To ensure people realized that it was indeed Starbuck’s spring colours, I wanted to adorn the small cups with something that looked like the Starbucks logo. I had bought some amazing Washi tape that had just the thing on one of its’ images. The problem was that the logo image only appeared every six inches or so on the tape. That left quite a few bits of unused tape.
Todays card uses that leftover Washi tape.
I was going to explain why I made this card the way I did……………………..fragments of Washi tape, holographic cardstock, the sentiment dream etc. etc., but then decided if I had to explain it, the card probably isn’t working. I did not want to think about that, so I am just posting it.
DCWV holographic paper, Simon Says Stamp Dream and Parade of Hearts dies, Alideco washi tape, Paper and More Woodgrain cardstock, Simon Says Stamp card base and Scor tape