Monday, July 17, 2017

2nd Grade Notebook

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:  Plaid

I went to a workshop where we made these notepad holders.
I knew my granddaughter would love to have one to start school.
The plaid and chalkboard are from Lawn Fawn
Critters are a new stamp set from Neat and Tangled
Alphabet stamps are from MFT.

Chalkboard is heat embossed in white.  White ink is smeared on the chalkboard.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Coffee The Most Important Meal

2017 Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

I am a coffee lover.  Look through my addicted blog and you'll see I have quite lot of coffee supplies in my stash both in my kitchen and my studio.
This "Tall Teapot" by Catherine Scanlon is one of the newest in my collection of coffee stamps.
I stamped it with Memento and colored it with Copics.
The sentiment is by Altenew.
The word die is by The Ton.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Sweet Land of Liberty

                                     Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge:  Pattern Paper

As the name of my blog implies, I AM addicted to paper!
I went through my stash and pulled out paper, stamps and embellishments with a patriotic theme.
I assembled some of them into the above pocket tag.
At the heart of this tag is some vintage paper from Authentique.  I bought two packages of it years ago and judiciously use every scrap.
Bling, ribbons and even reproductions of vintage patriotic post cards fill the pockets.

Monday, June 19, 2017

You Moca Me Happy


Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge:  Emboss
I wanted to make something special for my husband's anniversary card.
He gives me coffee and a kiss every morning.  This card honors that tradition.

The card is called Pop and Twist.  I was taught how to make it by Karen Menghini and a video by MayMay.
I have so many coffee stamps and dies that I just used something from many different companies.
Reverse Confetti stamp and die "Some heroes wear capes.  Mine makes coffee."
Altenew-coffee sentiments and cup stamps
Concord & 9th white heat embossed latte heart
i.o. coffee cup dies
Spellbinders die
Neat and Tangled sentiment
Old old old Club Scrap papers

It's one of my favorite cards!


Sunday, June 18, 2017

Fathers Day

The Ton
Layered Stamp

An ice cold beer on a 100 plus day, golf on tv and a steak on the BBQ.
And that's what makes a great father's day for a really great dad!

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Bling Bird

                                           My Favorite Things Camp Create Day 5:  Glitter

Get out the Swifter!  It's time for Glitter!
The toughest thing about glitter is knowing when to stop.
I used Die Namics to cut various leaves from glitter papers.  The sharp dies cut right through the thickness of the glitter paper.
The MFT bird was stamped with Momento and colored with Copics.  Glossy Accents, Stickles and Wink of Stella were all used to give the bird some bling.

I was inspired by the many brilliantly colored birds we saw on our Cruise through the Panama Canal.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Strike up the Band

                                                MFT Camp Create Day Four:  Sliders
Sliders are so fun!  I thought these little marching band mice would made a perfect slider.
I did have to use small washers rather than pennies for the top two mice.
Background is done with Distress Oxide ink which blends so smoothly.
All elements are by MFT, stamped in Memento and colored with Copics.