It seems that I haven’t posted anything for a long time. I have been posting but I traded posting on my blog for posting pictures of my trip to Europe on Facebook.
When I saw that the challenge was to make a slider card, I almost gave up before starting. I have always found slider cards to be quite challenging. Truth of the matter is, I am not much for measuring and slider cards call for careful measurements, if they are to work smoothly.
In the end I decided to go for it. I encountered a fair number of do overs in getting the card made. Everything from stamping on the tag instead of the bottom of the slider, to choosing too light and too heavy of a cardstock which caused issues. Finally, I decided to design a slider card template on my electronic cutter so that I could create slider cards of varying sizes more easily in the future.
In the end, the card turned out well.
Supples: Papertrey Ink Warmest Wishes stamp set, Authentique patterned paper, Neenah 110 lb Solar White cardstock, Scor tape, Hero Arts Acetate, Copic markers, Tim Holtz Adornments-Pine cones, Imagine Crafts Shimmer Spritz, Casual Friday tag die, unknown silver cord.
Where does the time go? When the Summer 2017 Bloghop was announced, it seemed so far away. Now I look and there is already 169 cards linked up on the bloghop started this morning.
So much for my intention to start making coffee cards a few days early. I did do something in anticipation of the bloghop. I looked through my stash and gathered up everything that was solidly coffee themed and put it in one storage box. I am hoping this prevents every storage box I own from being scattered all over the floor in the craft room.
Today’s card is a simple one layer card. When I saw this bunny from Honey Bee stamps, I decided he really looked like he needed a coffee to get him going. The bright colours of the rug and cup have a summer feel.
Supplies: Honey Bee Blah Bunny stamp set, Heidi Swapp woodgrain background stamp, Inky Antics Coffee Time sentiment stamp, Copic markers, Simon Says Stamp cardbase and Scor tape.
The Lawn Fawn Summer Release is now available and I definitely have “full set” syndrome about it. Virtually every product in this release is awesome, and I have been snapping up whatever, I have been able to grab.
I had a sneak peak of the stamp set and die that I am using today back at Creativation in January. I knew it was going to end up in my stash when it came out, as it was just SOOOOO cute.
You will note that just like in real life, it is virtually impossible to actually get the bear into the exit tube, but isn’t it fun to spend time, money and effort in trying to anyway!
Supplies: Lawn Fawn You’re Clawsome stamp set and die, Kaisercraft Teddy Bear’s Picnic patterned paper (a match made in heaven but no longer available), Scotch foam tape, Simon Says card base, Lawn Fawn Slider dies, Scor tape, Copic Markers and Recollections heart enamel dots.
Today is bloghop day at Papertrey Ink. It is also the day that I decided to clean up and re-organize my craftroom for about the hundredth time. My current idea is to have the room look better while remaining organized and still having stuff “at the ready” should I wish to craft. It just so happens that changing the way I store my Papertrey Ink stuff was first on my list.
I can honestly say it looks much better now. The question is will I be able to actually find what I need, and will I be able to keep it neat. Time will tell.
The bottom shelf is all Papertrey Ink stamps and dies with the exception of the two book-like pink boxes. Subsequent to this photo, I added discreet labels to the boxes to tell me what type of stamps/dies are in each box.
During the re-org I came across the Doodlie Do stamp set, which I thought would work well with the Inspiration Photo. I like the look of the card……….the big question now is did I save a spot in one of the boxes to put away the stamp set.
Supplies: Papertrey Ink Doodlie Do stamp set, Copic markers, Nuvo drops. Stickles, Simon Says Stamp card base, 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.
Sandra has a made a super cute card using the sketch from the Sketch Challenge at My Favorite Things. There is a problem though……………….have you heard the expression …………a day late and a dollar short? Well we are all a dollar short, I think, but Sandra is also a day late with her entry. Entries closed yesterday at noon. She sent me this to post at 11:34 PM yesterday. So I can’t enter it into the challenge, but at least we can take a look at how cute it is.
Cardstock – Stampin Up
Pattern Paper – Authentique
Stamp Set – MFT Lucky Dog
Ink – Memento & Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Markers – Copic & At You Spica
The challenge this week was to use pumpkins in three different ways. This is one of my favourite types of challenges, so I dropped what I was doing (housework………so it was an easy choice) and started to get to fun. I decided not only to use pumpkings in three different ways but to use the very same pumpkin stamp in three very different ways, Additionally, I decided to make the three cards in three different styles with three different techniques. Amazingly, they all came together and I like them all! Oh happy day!
Card #1: Uses Papertrey Ink Friendship Jar Fall Fillers stamp set, Recollections gold embossing powder, Inkadinkadoo masking paper, Copic markers, My Favorite Things Blueprints 27 die, Recollections card stock, Simon Says Stamp card base, Elen Hutson 40lb Vellum and Scor Tape.
Card #2 : Uses Papertrey Ink Friendship Jar Fall Fillers stamp, Simon Says Stamp Giving Thanks stamp set, Lawn Fawn Sequins, Ranger Sticky Back Canvas, Memory Box Cross Stitched Rectangles die, Zig Real Brush Markersm Reminisce Fall Harvest patterned paper collection, Recollections embossing powder, Lawn Fawn sequins, Simon Says Stamp card base and Scor tape
Card #3 : Uses Papertrey Ink Friendship Jar Fall Fillers stamp set, Friendship Jar shaker die, Unknown glitter paper, Color Burst watercolor powders, Judikins Microglaze, Wink of Stella, Lawn Fawn and Craft Medley sequins, Tim Holtz watercolor paper, Simon Says Stamp card base and Scor tape.
And finally, here they are in one picture.
Here is Sandra’s last entry into the Superstar Challenge at MFT:
Cardstock – Neenah and Bazzill
Pattern Paper – Bobunny
Memento Black Ink Pad
Here is Sandra’s second entry to the 2016 MFT Superstar Challenge:
Pattern Paper – Bobunny
Cardstock – Neenah, Recollection & Bazzill
Memento Black Ink Pad
MFT – Penguins in Paradise Stamp Set