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.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

You Make My World Happy

My Favorite Things Camp Create Day Three:  Shakers

I love shakers so this was a fun day at camp for me.

I stamped the MFT sun on the acetate with Staz On.  Everything else is stamped with Memento and colored with Copics.

Stitched circle die, sentiment and girl are all from My Favorite Things.
Pattern Paper is by Prima.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Wild About You

                                             My Favorite Things Camp Create Day Two
The day's video showed using a background stamp to make a water color resist.    I stamped this MFT background with black Versafine then heat embossed it with clear powder.  I then graduated water colors from light to dark over the stamped background to create an ombre look.
Trees, animals and sentiment are from MFT.  Elements are stamped in Memento ink then colored with Copic markers.

Love from the Mothership

                                              My Favorite Things Camp Create Day One
Day One's video was about using water color to create a night sky.  On this card I used 3 or more layers of water color to create a sky for this space theme.

All elements are from MFT.


                                            My Favorite Things Camp Create Day One
Day One of Camp Create its all about water color.  The video demonstrates creating a night sky with water color.  It involves three or four layers of painting then drying.

Windows confuse me.  Are we looking in or out???  I try not to get too technical and just enjoy the process.

All of the images here are from MFT.  The window die is from i.o.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Adventure Awaits NYC

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge:  Anything Goes

My sister and her husband will be leaving for NYC soon.   They have been given a free apartment for the price of cat sitting!  This Newton's Nook stamp set was just perfect for them.  AND it was such a fun set to work with!  There are lots of images for the envelope and inside the card.

All images are stamped in Memento and colored with Copics.  I put Wink of Stella in each window, Stickles on the flame and heart.

The stitched partial circle die is from Pretty Pink Posh.

The background was created with Distress inks.

The sentiment is from Stampin Up.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Fall Magic Color Slider

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge:  Anything Goes

Later this summer I am going to a stamping retreat.  I wanted one of my projects to be a Lawn Fawn Magic Color Slider card.  Since this is my second magic color slider, it was easy to assemble.
All of the images and dies are from Lawn Fawn.  I don't know who made this sentiment.

Sorry the colored image is hard to see.  There is a distress ink night background resist with white heat embossed corn stalks.