Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Summer fun!

It's a new Melonheadz challenge: Summer fun!  I used this adorable digital image from Melonheadz along with a new stamp set from The Stamps of Life monthly die hard kit club. The sentiment says "Hope to 'Sea' you soon!" and thought it paired well with this summer digi.

Share your creation by linking up at Melonheadz for a chance to win your choice of a digital stamp image bundle!

Supplies used:

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Lots of embellishments!

It's time for another challenge at Creative Craft Cottage! This fortnight's theme is Spots and/or Stripes.  I'll admit I forgot about the theme while creating my first card using a Rick St. Dennis image.  I've been battling nausea for a week now. Taking the time to glue all these small embellishments helped distract my mind for a while during the creative process and it helped a ton!

The small gold gems are actually tiny sequin-like embellishments found in nail art kits.  I had enough of a challenge getting these into the image, let alone my own nails! Needless to say, they are staying in the craft room and not with my nail polish lol!  The quote says "The warmth and kindness of your heart...makes you more beautiful year after year! Wishing you a very Happy Birthday!" 

 The 2nd sponsor for the challenge is The Cutting Cafe.  I used their cute Pocket Shaped Card cut file to create a gift card pocket on the front. The message says "Wishing you a pocket full of birthday wishes."

Share your creation by linking up at Creative Craft Cottage for a chance to win cut files from The Cutting Cafe or images from Rick St. Dennis!
 Supplies used:
  • Miss Razz Matazz image by Rick St. Dennis
  • The Cutting Cafe Pocket Shaped Card cut file
  • Prismacolor pencils
  • Tiny nail art embellishments
  • White Gelly Roll pen
  • Glitter Card stock by The Paper Studio
  • Paper Lace embossing folder Cuttlebug
  • Washi tape
  • Black Stickles
  • Yellow ribbon
  • Stampendous gold micro glitter

Thursday, June 11, 2015

One More Coffee Card...

The Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop ends tomorrow (June 12th) at 11:55pm PST!  Here is my last card for this wonderfully inspirational bloghop. View the 1st card here and 2nd card here.

Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop
Just adore these cute latte cups from Fiskars Latte Love set! I was in the mood for paper piecing and it was quite zen-like relaxing to make a bunch of these the other afternoon while listening to a new audiobook. These patterned papers are from a Colorbox 6"x6" paper pad I found at Walmart, of all places, for $3.00!

Link up by midnight tomorrow for your chance to win one of many awesome prizes! Feel free to leave some comment love and include your blog post so I can visit! 

Supplies used include:
  • Fiskars Latte Love stamp set
  • Spellbinders Shapeabilities Die "Fancy Tags"
  • Sheer gold Ribbon
  • Zinc Apricot embossing powder
  • Versamark ink 
  • StazOn jet black ink
  • Stampabilities gold ink
  • Colorbox 6"x6" paper pad
  • Recollections 110lb card stock

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Bright Birthday Colors!

The challenge this fortnight at Melonheadz is Bright Colors! This cute luau girl digital stamp inspired me to create a colorful birthday card for my sister...just don't tell her yet lol!  She's not a big internet surfer, so I don't need to worry about her seeing it here. *wink*

I colored this image with Prismacolor pencils and added Glossy Accents to her glasses. The ribbon and beautiful hibiscus stamp were gifts from my mom. (Thanks mom!)

 Link up your colorful creation by June 21st for the chance to win digital images of your choice! Can't wait to see what you create! :)

Supplies used include:
  • Melonheadz digital stamp
  • Prismacolor pencils
  • Prismacolor colorless blender marker
  • StazOn Jet Black ink
  • StazOn Pumpkin ink
  • Embellishments from The Paper Studio
  • Ribbon and Hibiscus stamp given as gifts
  • White Jelly Roll pen
  • My Favorite Things Vintage Cameo stamp set
  • Glossy Accents
  • Colorbox paper pad/Recollections card stock

Monday, June 8, 2015

Last Day - Watercolor Bloghop!

Today is the last day to link up for the Watercolor Bloghop!  (link by 11:55pm PST) 

The Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop is also still going strong until Friday June 12th! 

Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop
Here is another summer-inspired coffee themed card. Had to incorporate this cute seahorse stamp and a sentiment from the new The Stamps of Life monthly club fit perfectly! 

I embossed the seahorse stamp and sentiment in Apricot embossing powder and watercolored the background on top. Paper pieced this cute latte cup in a similar orange shade. Finished it off with some small handmade stamps by Norajane and another sentiment in teal ink on a vellum banner.

Link up your summer coffee/tea/cocoa creations until June 12th! Can't wait to see what you create!

Supplies used:
  • Stampendous "Limpet Points" stamp L103
  • The Stamps of Life whale2stamp set
  • Seahorse/starfish handmade rubber stamps by Norajane on Etsy
  • Zing embossing powder in Apricot
  • Fiskars Latte  Love stamp set
  • Lawn Fawn Harold's abc's stamp set
  • Colorbox paper pad 6x6"
  • Dolphin/Starfish embellishments given as a gift
  • Simply Art 36 watercolor set
  • StazOn Teal ink
  • StazOn Pumpkin ink
  • StazOn Saddle Brown ink
  • White Jelly Roll pen

New Challenge at Creative Craft Cottage!

My first card for the challenge at Creative Craft Cottage uses an adorable digital stamp created by our first sponsor: Lacy Sunshine!

This stamp is titled "Darla Dogwood" (link below) and she was colored using Prismacolor Pencils. The background uses an A2 size piece of brown card stock embossed with one of my favorite embossing folders. I used pink patterned paper from the Sweet Soiree paper pad to mat each piece.

Here is the 2nd card using a digital image from our 2nd sponsor: The East Wind!


I just adore this cute fairy image from The East Wind! The colors purple and green popped into my head while coloring her. This also gave me the chance to use some candy stripe embellishments and twine I received from another wonderful papercrafer, Deb!  Thank you sweetie! :)

Some flowers in the embossed background were dusted with Perfect Pearls. I mixed Perfect Pearls powder with a tiny bit of matte Mod Podge to give her purple eyeliner.  Glossy Accents were added to her wings to finish this card.

Supplies used:
  • The East Wind Digital Stamp - Flower Fairy and Birdie Love 
  • Prismacolor Pencils
  •  Prismacolor colorless blender marker
  • Lacy Sunshine Digital Image - Darla Dogwood 
  • Dogwood stems from Hobby Lobby
  • Stamp set by My Mind's Eye "True Blue Stamps"
  • Embellishments, green twine, thin white ribbon
  • Recollection 65lb card stock
  • Embossing folder "  " used in the Cuttlebug
  • Sweet Soiree paper pad from Craft Smith
  • Recollections gold embossing powder 
  • Flower petal punch
  • Ranger Glossy Accents
  • Spare Parts small white flowers from Hobby Lobby
  • Garden Paper Pix double sided 12"x12" paper pad by Paper House
  • Candy Stripers self-adhesive stones from Queen & Co.
  • My Favorite Things Cameo stamp set (Happy Birthday stamp)

    Friday, June 5, 2015

    Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop Starts Today!

    Today marks the start of the Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop!  The spring hop was a ton of fun and I hope you will join me again for this one.  It starts today (June 5th, 2015) and ends June 12th at midnight Pacific Time.

    Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

    Another blog hop starting today is hosted by Pretty Pink Posh! Visit them to see some wonderful watercolor inspiration until Monday June 8th!

    Today's card was inspired by an accident...yes, you guessed it...I spilled coffee on a piece of card stock! Fortunately, it was just a little spill on one small piece of paper, but I loved the impression left behind from the bottom of my mug.  To replicate this look, I put some Distress Ink in Walnut Stain on a small plate, added a little bit of water to mix, and dipped the bottom of my mug into the watered-down ink and onto a piece of watercolor paper.

    Had to have a sentiment and this one came to mind while leaving "impressions" on the watercolor paper! The latte cups were paper pieced using up small scraps of cardstock I had leftover from other projects.

    Topped the coffee ring off with Glossy Accents and this makes a wonderful CAS (clean and simple) card for anyone! Did you make a coffee/tea/cocoa inspired creation? Let me know so I can visit! :)

    This card has been entered into the following challenges:
    Pretty Pink Posh Watercolor Blog Hop - 6/8
    Verve Stamps Bloghop - Eat Me. Drink Me. June Challenge 6/20

    Supplies used:
    • Strathmore 9x12" watercolor paper pad
    • Distress Ink in Walnut Stain
    • Harold's ABC's stamp set by Lawn Fawn
    • my favorite coffee mug :)
    • StazOn Jet Black Ink
    • Glossy Accents
    • Fiskars "Latte Love" stamp set