Monday, June 26, 2017

Coffee and friends make the perfect blend

Monday June 26, 2017
 
 I am making cards for the Summer Coffee Lovers blog-hop
 
I said yesterday I was short on having coffee/tea related images.. Well I looked at some old stamps and found more.. woo hoo..
 
 
 This is my summer coffee lovers card. I used some nice summery colors (Ranger inks) for the background after I heat embossed the cups (Verve images)  with white embossing powder.  I then found this coffee cup die (Simon Says) and die cut it out and removed the little coffee piece and heart. I found an allover coffee related stamp (Hampton Arts) so stamped the coffee cup. I then colored the heart and coffee strip with copics and went over them with Spectrum Noir glitter pen. The sentiment is from Simon Says and I used a stitched circle die from SS and cut it out. I removed the bottom half. I layered all of the pieces together. I found this awesome ribbon that has swirls in it that reminded me of steam. 
 
 

Challenges:
Coffee Lovers summer challenge
Alphabet challenge - H - hearts
Crafty catz #376 - anything goes/opt. baby
A gem of a challenge #197 - summer colors
Creative craft cottage #90 - no pattern papers
Creatalicious #117 - anything goes/opt. dies/punches
Crafting from the heart #165 - anything goes
Artistic inspirations #182 - anything goes/opt. funny
Ooh la la #231 - summer time
Make my Monday #49 - summer brights
Word art Wednesday wk. 288-289 - anything goes






Hope you have a RAWRING good day

Monday June 26, 2017
 
 I decided to make a card using my favorite colors.. WELL one of my favorite combos..
I like brown, green and teal.. my computer doesn't do the colors justice.. I hope your computer looks like the true colors..
I wanted it to be kind a summery looking with the flowers and nice green grass. It is summertime here after all.. sure took it's time heat wise to get to a temp I like. HOT.
 I used My Favorite Things circle dies and cut the teal and green. I then took the Lawn Fawn grass die and cut the green then laid the circle die over it and cut it out to fit the teal. I adhered it on the brown and cut the edge off. I used Tech. Tues lion, bird and crown and stamped them and cut them out. I also used Mama Elephant little birds, My Favorite Things flowers.  I colored everything with Zig markers. I laid out my scene and then adhered them down. I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment from Tech. Tues. I cut it into a banner. I added some Nuvo drops.. (again I think I over did it.. I need lessons on how to add embellishments)


Challenges:
Ooh la la #231 - summer time
Allsorts wk. 21 - flower power
Sweet stampin - lot of layers
Crafty catz #376 - anything goes/opt. baby
Creatalicious #117 - anything goes/opt. dies/punches
Crafting from the heart #165 - anything goes
Artistic inspirations #182 - anything goes/opt. funny






Sunday, June 25, 2017

with enough COFFEE anything is possible

Sunday June 25, 2017
 
I am playing along with the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog-hop
 
If you want to play along go to the above link and join in. There are 77 sponsors and so we have a great chance to win.. if not at least we made a fun card and got inspired by so many talented crafters..Thank you Amy Tsuruta for this awesome challenge and time it takes to put together.
 
 Since the theme is summer coffee.. and I am limited to coffee stamps.. I went with summer colors. I used copics for all of the coloring. Personally I like blended, hot, latte, ice coffee. I am not picky. BUT it does have to be with a creamer.. prefer caramel type creamer.

I first stamped the Simon Says to go coffee cup and hearts all over the card. I then colored the background in light yellow and did the coffee cups in rainbow colors. I stamped the sentiment also from Simon Says and die cut it out with a Simon Says stitched circle die. I added it to the card with foam dots. I had this small Coffee cup die from a Simon Says monthly kit so I used Kraft card stock and die cut it out and colored the nose, arms and heart with copics.  I added some fun doodle eyes. Isn't this the cutest coffee cup to finish this off I went over the hearts with my Spectrum Noir glitter pen...  As I made this I fixed myself a cup of coffee to help with my  mo-jo!..
 
 

Challenges:
HeARTful blessings - anything goes
Glitter n sparkle #245 - anything goes
Art impressions #211 - create your own background
My time to craft #348 - summertime
Alphabet challenge - H - for hearts
Summer coffee lovers
Ooh la la #231 - summertime


















It's your birthday

Sunday June 25 2017
 
Hi everyone.. Hope you are enjoying the weather and summer.. it's been late getting to PNW but looks like it's here now.. but that could change quite fast.. LOL
I wanted to give the background summer looking fun bright colors. So this is what I came up with.
 
  I thought since I have some of these My Favorite Things frames left over from an earlier card project I would put it to use and make my animal card. I added ranger ink behind the windows and spritzed with water.. I used Stampin Up silhouette stamp to give a floral background interest. I then stamped these cute Mama Elephant animals and hats. I colored with copics and added to the frames. I thought the monkey is the birthday animal and so the crown, the others are at his /her birthday and so they have the party hats..I added some dots and stripes with white gel pen. The sentiment is from a Simon Says and heat embossed with white.  I think this would be a cute birthday card for anyone. Anyone who is a party animal..


Challenges:
Ooh la la #231 - summer time
Everybody art #405 - happy birthday
Crafting by designs - animals
Word art Wednesday wk. 288-289 - anything goes
Creative fingers #133 - anything goes
Scrapping 4 fun #93 - summer
Glitter n sparkle #245 - anything goes
HeARTful blessings - anything goes







Saturday, June 24, 2017

I miss you sow much -

Saturday June 24, 2017
 
 
Playing in my craft room I saw this bike stamp that I have from Paper Trey Ink.. it's an old stamp (I have the die also) and I got this pig stamp set a few months back from My Favorite Things.. and knew I wanted to make them work together... I LOVE this look and fun card. I stamped the bike with Stampin up ink and the wheels in grey Momento ink.. I liked the grey color. I stamped the basket with Stampin up.  The pig, flowers and sentiment is from MFT.. Love this set.  I colored the images with copics / colored pencils and added some Nuvo drops to the flower centers I used a brick stencil for part of the road and my cloud template for the sky.. I guess I need to start going darker cause I can hardly see it in the photo. I wet embossed the sentiment in white. I used some Washi tape at the top and bottom of the card base and then used foam tape behind the main panel I also made a slit on top edge of the basket so I could put the flower stems in and tape to the back.. so it looked like a basket full of flowers. 

Challenges:
The ribbon girl - any image
The crazy challenge #251 - summer love
Artistic inspirations #181 - anything goes/opt. dies/stencils (brick road is a stencil)
Ooh la la #231 - summer time
Crafting by designs - animals
Word art Wednesday wk. 288-289 - anything goes
Art impressions #211- make own background
Jo's scrap shack #194 - red, orange, aqua
Creative fingers #133 - anything goes
Scrapping for fun #93 - summer
Allsorts wk. 21 - flower power
A gem of a challenge #197 - summer colors
My time to craft #348 - summertime






Friday, June 23, 2017

Find your happy every day - Catch the bug Free Friday

Friday June 23, 2017
 
It's Friday so it's Free Friday at Catch the bug  
I hope you get a chance to pick up this fun image.
 
 
This is the Free image.. Golf Guy...  I grabbed a piece of scrap card stock from my stash and an old piece of a die from Paper Trey Ink.. the circle die on the side. Then I found this flower that I did not use from awhile back from Stampin up I added some Martha Stewart fern punch pieces.. I colored the image with copics and added my cloud template.. The sentiment is from Simon Says. When it was all put together I added a drop of Nuvo to the center of the flower.  I think it's a fun card.


Challenges:
Artistic inspirations #181 - anything goes/opt. dies/stencils
Ooh la la #231 - summer time
Word art Wednesday wk. 288-289 - anything goes
Jo's scrap shack #194 - red, orange, aqua
Creative fingers #133 - anything goes
Scrapping for fun #93 - summer






Thursday, June 22, 2017

This takes my breath away

Thursday June 22, 2017
 
 
 I was digging through my stamps and found this old one..  I live in the Pacific Northwest and the Pacific ocean is all along our coast.  I have not used this Seattle ferry in ages.  When my hubby worked in the shipyard he rode ferries to work. He would drive from our home to the water front and park his vehicle and get on the ferry as a walk on and it's an hour ride over to where he worked. He really liked the relaxing ride. Growing up and even in my older days we would take the a ferry to Orcas Island or over to Port Townsend and camp or visit the awesome small island treasures. I have happy memories growing up taking the ferries to different areas across the sound. 
 The mountain in the background could be Mt. Rainier or Baker.. We have mountains all around us The Olympics to the West and Cascades to the East..
Of course lots of seagulls.  The stamp is by Stamping room only.. Our ferries have two tone white and green bodies but I wanted it to stand out and not blend with the background sky so I did it green. The sentiment is from Tech. Tuesday. It's true.. this does take my breath away. I am such a water person and love this beautiful state with lot's of water and mountains and greenery. I used copics and Prisma pencils for the colors. I also used my cloud template. 


Challenges:
HeARTful stamping - summer fun
Simon Monday - lets take a vacation
Crafting from the heart #164 - anything goes
Artistic inspirations #181 - anything goes/opt. dies/stencils
Ooh la la #231 - summer time
Crafty sentiments - add a sentiment
Crafty creations #344 - anything goes
Cute card Thursday #483 seaside / beach