Tuesday, September 19, 2017

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 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




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
 




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

Thankful, Grateful for this life - Mid month Creative with Stamps #18

Friday September 15-30, 2017
 
Dang where is September going???
Christmas is just little over 3 months away.. 
  Theme is LEAVES
 
 
 
This is my card.. I took Ranger inks and created the background and stamped Thankful and Grateful all over which is by Tech. Tuesday. I tried to keep the center of the wreath without any wording (it almost worked)  so that the leaves would stand out.. I used Simon Says wreath / birds die and stitched leaves and cut them out. I took Ranger inks again and inked the leaves, birds (we don't have Cardinal birds here in the Pacific Northwest but we have Steller Jays which are blue and black and similar to the cardinal.. so that is what I created) I like the contrast of the birds to the background. I colored a strip of paper with the Ranger inks and stamped the T.T. sentiment and added it to the inside of the wreath.  I added some Nuvo clear drops. I love that it gives the dew drop look. I think next time I create the wreath I will do a couple layers of the wrath to give more bulk. 
Please look at Creative with Stamps and see what the DT created.
NOTE:  CWS challenges do not have many "Guidelines", but please read and follow the few we do have to be eligible to win.


Challenges:
The daily marker - Day 15
Craft rocket #41 - something beginning with "F" (fall)
Color crazy wk. 36 - anything goes
Pile it on #134 - feathers or scales
HeARTful stamping - anything goes
AAA cards #98 - creatures great or small
Use your stuff #279 - fall is in the air
The crazy challenge #257 - autumn
Artistic inspiration #185 - anything goes
Crafty sentiments - dies and or punches
Cards 4 guyz #178 - nature
Try it on Tuesday - friends/human or animal
Simon Wednesday - CAS
Word art Wednesday wk. 300-301 - anything goes
That's crafty - fly away
Creatalicious #123 - anything goes/opt. leaves


Keep smiling - Bugaboo - Catch the bug

Friday September 15, 2017
 
Mid month .. wow September is going by fast.
 
Welcome to another Free Friday. To see the FF image and get inspiration visit Catch the bug..
The Bugaboo store has the image.
Hay  Have you seen the Bugaboo store now has clothing. I love the hoodies and thinking I need one or maybe two.. HUM..
 
 



This is my card using the Free Friday image "Tooth fairy"   I die cut the image using a MFT die. I cut part of it off. I colored the image with Copics. I added the ribbon and sentiment from Simon Says. There is Spectrum Noir glitter pen on her wings and crown.  Fun cute image.

Challenges:
The daily marker - Day 15
Craft rocket #41 - something beginning with "F" (fairy)
Artistic inspiration #185 - anything goes
Digi choosday wk. 37 - anything goes
Penny's paper-crafty #346 - anything goes
Simon Wednesday - CAS
Word art Wednesday wk. 300-301 - anything goes
The sisterhood - oh boy (oh boy.. $$$)

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Kiss kiss, I love you - Sunny day crafting #52

Wednesday September 13, 2017
 
Well this is one of the other teams I joined..
Sunny Day Crafting
Sunny Day Crafting is an alphabet challenge.. So each week a different letter of the alphabet and the letter will go with an image..
Sunny Day Crafting #52  "K"  is for KITE
 
I am on the Yellow team so every other week I will post. But there will ALWAYS be weekly postings at Sunny Day Crafting.. Hope you play along.
 
This is my card for the letter "K" is for KITE..
I found this sun and kite from a Simon Says stamp set. I painted them with Mission water colors. The pandas are from Mama Elephant and the grass dies are Lawn Fawn. I used Spectrum Noir on the sun and kite. I used my cloud template to create the sky clouds.
This was a fun card but I think I have one of the bears too high on the grass. Funny you don't really see things till you get it on your post..
I hope you can play along and have a kite stamp or die or free hand make one. You all are so crafty and creative. I love see you works. They are very inspiring to me.  Hugs

Challenges:
The daily marker day 13
Creative fingers #136 - anything goes
AAA cards #98 - creatures great or small
Always fun #23 - create a scene
Artistic inspiration #185 - anything goes
Crafty sentiments - dies and or punches
Try it on Tuesday - friends/human or animal
Penny's paper-crafty #346 - anything goes
Simon Wednesday - CAS
Word art Wednesday wk. 300-301 - anything goes
The sisterhood - oh boy (oh boy.. kisses)


Season's greeting - The Merry Christmas Challenge #34

Wednesday September 13, 2017
 
Well Well look what I did... I joined another design team (in fact I joined 4 more.. all ran by Janis Lewis :)
 
This is a weekly Christmas card challenge so I will have my fair share of Christmas/Holiday cards.
 
I am on the Holly and Ivy team.. So I will post every other week BUT the challenge is weekly..
 
The theme is always the same
ANYTHING GOES + CHRISTMAS
 
 
 
I have a dresser drawer in my craft room closet that is filled with Christmas/Holiday stamps..  Not Halloween/Valentine.... holidays. those are in separate large boxes. LOL..
This is an acrylic I won some time back and the stamp is by MTF stamps.. I have thought I would make my first card with this because I wanted to paint it with my new Mission water color paints.  I stamped and embossed the image on water color paper. I had fun figuring out how to color but I think I need to water down the paints more. They seem to strong. It's a learning process.  I will figure it out sooner or later. I also painted the background but figured it needed a little more depth so I used Ranger inks and went around the outside. I added some Nuvo Drops and the Simon Says sentiment.
I sure hope you play along. The theme is
ANYTHING GOES + CHRISTMAS


Challenges:
The daily marker day 13
Creative fingers #136 - anything goes
Color crazy wk. 36 - anything goes
Craftyhazelnuts Christmas challenge #350 - anything goes/opt. flowers
HeARTful stamping - anything goes
Addicted to stamps #152 - Christmas
Crafting from the heart #174 - anything goes
Artistic inspiration #185 - anything goes
Penny's paper-crafty #346 - anything goes
Simon Wednesday - CAS
Word art Wednesday wk. 300-301 - anything goes


Wishing you a speedy recovery - Paper Play Sketches 51

Wednesday September 13, 2017
 
So are you enjoying September?  Kids back in school, weather in some places getting cooler and sunset coming too fast?? Hope you have some free time because it's time
 for another sketch at Paper Play Sketches #51
 
 
This is the fun sketch for you to follow

 
I know when my kids went back to school they always seemed to come down with something, flu, cold, fever.. So thought this would be a fun or right time to create a get well card.
 
I used Kraft and stamped Lawn Fawn and Art Impressions band-aids and Simon says heart then cut out with My Favorite Things stitch die. I then found a nice green and used Stampin Up ink and stamped the Lawn Fawn sentiment and added some more SS hearts.. I had a scrap piece of plaid so that went perfect for the colors I was using. I stamped the Lawn Fawn turtle and die cut with a Stampin up heart. I colored the image with copics and went over the ice bag with Spectrum Noir glitter pen. Hope who ever gets this card it will make them feel better..  

Challenges:
The daily marker - Day 13
Creative fingers #136 - anything goes
Your next stamp #72 - colors
AAA cards #98 - creatures great or small
Crafting from the heart #174 - anything goes
Artistic inspiration #185 - anything goes
Creative craft cottage #95 - get well
Crafty sentiments - dies and or punches
Digi choosday wk. 37 - anything goes
Simon Wednesday - CAS
Word art Wednesday wk. 300-301 - anything goes

Another year has come to pass - Catch the bug

Tuesday September 12, 2017
 
Welcome to a fun new release at Bugaboo..
Catch the design teams creation at Catch the bug..
 
 
This is Gus another year older.. He is such a funny guy. I can image him saying this. I am sure he's a grumpy/funny old man who speaks his mind.. After all he's married to Stella.. I wanted to make the card bright so I colored him with rainbow colors and found a great plaid print. The black part at the bottom was on my desk.. It's a negative piece from ??? I remembered I liked it so saved it.  I added it to the bottom and then used some clear Nuvo drops on the strip .. I like the look it almost looks like half black pearls.. I also added Nuvo drops to his glasses.  I added Spectrum Noir glitter pen to the balloons.
I have no idea who I will give this to.. but it will be fun figuring it out.  

Challenges:
Crafting from the heart #174 - anything goes
Artistic inspiration #185 - anything goes
Cards in envy - cheers to you
A bit more time to craft #51 - anything goes
Digi choosday wk. 37 - anything goes



Friday, September 08, 2017

Sorry you had a crappy day - Catch the bug - Bugaboo Free Friday

Friday September 8, 2017
 
It's Free Friday at Bugaboo and you can see the design team inspiration using the FF image at Catch the bug.
 
 

 
The Free Friday image is called "Crap set"  This isn't the usual type of card I would make... but I did..
I thought since who ever was having a crappy day they needed a word of encouragement so I added the My Favorite Things "life is tough".. The YOU is Simon Says along with the flowers. I colored the Bugaboo image with copics and added Spectrum to the fly wings.. thought it would be tacky to add it to the pile of crap..LOL
I used Stampin Up ink for the flowers/leaves and added a spot of Nuvo drops to the flower centers.. I just realized I forgot to add to one of the flower centers.. LOL oh well. too late now.. it's about to go live..
I used Ranger ink for the yellowish green background and a ribbon to cover the divided paper area.  The die cut for the crap is from MFT..


Challenges:
A bit more time to craft #51 - anything goes
Naughty or nice #43 - framed
A gem of a challenge #202 - kraft
My time to craft #353 - krafty
The daily marker - Day 8
Artistic inspirations #185 - anything goes
Love to scrap #101 - anything goes
Simon Monday - stamp it
Word art Wednesday wk. 298-299 - anything goes
Crafting by design - bug time
Simon Wednesday - stamp it
Creative moments #126 - anything goes
Craft rocket #41 - something beginning with "F" (flowers/foul smell/flies)