Today is the last day of the blog hop. I recently got this sentiment stamp which pretty much sums up how I cope with life. The ants not only convey summer, but the inevitability of problems that either need to be dealt with or endured. That’s life, folks!
Supplies: Verses Lots of Laughs stamp, Doodlebug Picnic Ants stickers, Simon Says stamp coffee die and Adult Beverages die set, Paperhouse At the Vinyard patterned paper, Reverse Confetti All Framed up die, Lawn Fawn Make me smile die, Alideco washi tape, My Favorite things Abstract Art stamp set, Hero Arts Painted circle stamp,Simon Says stamp card base and Scor tape.
Today’s card started with a desire to use the cute stitched frame die shown on the card. It is a Creative Expressions die that comes with a plethora of little dies to fill the frame windows. Mine has a garden theme, but they have a variety of themes and frame designs. I wanted to make a coffee card instead of a garden card, so I went on a stash search. Somewhat amazingly, I was able to find enough coffee die images to fill the frames.
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,
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.
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.
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
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.
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,
I made some more Valentine’s Day cards that came together quite easily and I really like. I picked up some individual sheets of paper from Scraps of Love that were just so cute for Valentine’s Day. The problem for me is that I like my cake and to eat it too. If I use the individual sheets of paper up, then I don’t have them anymore, and that makes me sad. What a dilemma! Just another first world problem that I have……………….poor me!
These papers are from Pebbles and Crate Paper:
Card 1: Rubbernecker Peanut Butter stamp, Crate Paper Heart Day paper, fun foam, Scor tape, Memory Box Cross Stitched Hearts
Card 2: Ellentina Cutting dies Cactus, Crate Paper Heart Day patterned paper, fun foam, Wink of Stella glitter pen, My Favorite Things Rectangle dies, Stampin D’Amour Southwest Silhouette Stamp
Card 3 Simon Says Stamp Curvy Heart die, Pebbles patterned paper, DCWV metallic cardstock, Casual Fri-die Love Ya, Scor tape, Simon Says Stamp card base
Today I am posting a card I made with the Poppy Stamps die called Urban Skyline. I started by making a night sky background with some Colorburst watercolors, and then decided it might work with the die. I added some lighter color to accent the buildings.
The theme this week at Simon Says Stamp is Spread Your Wings and because the whole time I was making this card, I was saying “Bright lights, big city” in my head, I thought the card fit the theme quite well.
Here is the card:
Supplies: Poppy Stamps Urban Skyline die, Colorburst, Distress Watercolor cardstock, My Favorite Things Homespun Stitched Lines die, Peerless Watercolors, Simon Says Stamp dream die , Simon Says Stamp Woodgrain cardstock, Scotch 3M foam tape and Scor Tape,.