Monday, June 11, 2018

Birthday Love

I have a friend at work who brings me a coffee every time we work a Saturday together... and I bring her a card.  She's a tennis player, so I pulled out an old Art Impressions favourite - Birthday Love and put a couple of cards together.  They are both versions of what I've done with this set in the past, but worth sharing again:
 I really love that this background paper shows the words "poser" and "selfie"!
Patterned papers are Molly by Bella Blvd and Dotty by CTMH; Stamp set is Birthday Love by Art Impressions.  Copic markers.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Tim Holtz & Photoplay for Father's Day

I have a couple of manly cards to share with you today... I own these stamps in the miniature versions, but my niece has them in the lovely large size, so I stamped a couple of them when we were crafting together last week:


Stamps are Tim Holtz Beer Blueprints & Happy Thoughts by Verve; Cardstock is Chocolate & White Daisy; Your Next Stamp Gumdrops; Patterned paper is Oh Canada! by Photoplay.

Friday, June 1, 2018

Sugar Pea Designs challenge #43

I am very happy to be playing along with the Sugar Pea Designs Mix It Up challenge for May!  I recently got their new release stamp set Parisian Holiday, along with the Paris Cityscape die.  My daughter spent her fall semester in France this year along with a few of her friends, so these were the perfect items to add to my craft room:
I started off by creating my background with several Distress Oxide inks, then I die cut the skyline in masking paper and put the negative down on the paper.  I used the same colours to ink around the diecut, leaving a darker skyline.  The jeune fille & her suitcase are coloured in Copics and mounted with pop dots, and I added a few pale pink sequins for a little sparkle.
I used the challenge sketch, and the photo for my colour inspiration:

Thursday, May 31, 2018

P, B & J

I have three co-workers that work with me at the library on Thursday evenings... and their initials are P, B & J.  So when I got this stamp set recently from Sugar Pea Designs, I decided to make them each a card to decorate their work spaces:




Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Concord & 9th Coffee Card

I found some time to create a second card for the 2018 Spring & Summer Coffee Lover's Blog Hop tonight!  My niece was here visiting this week, and brought along this great stamp set from Concord & 9th for me to try... and I bought some new Simple Stories papers to go with it.  I made two of them!

I used the Fusion sketch & photo as my inspiration!
Patterned papers are Oh Baby! by Simple Stories; Stamp set is Concord & 9th; Dies are MFT Circle STAX & From the Heart by Verve; Cocoa ink is Memento; Copic markers.

Friday, May 25, 2018

2018 Spring & Summer Coffee Lover's Blog Hop!

Hooray!  It's my favourite event... I am happy to be linking up my first creation for the Spring/Summer 2018 Coffee Lover's Blog Hop.  I used the new Lawn Fawn Gotta Have Gingham papers along with some Verve favourites:
I am so looking forward to seeing everyone's creations!  I also have two of my favourite cardmakers staying with me this week, so stay tuned for a few more entries :o)
Stamp set is One Cup by Verve; Coffee and Wavy Hearts dies by Verve; Mug die by Memory Box; Cardstock is Ruby & Aqua by Close To My Heart; Patterned paper is Gotta Have Gingham by Lawn Fawn.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Beer Blueprints Cards

If you scroll back a few posts, you'll see my efforts using the Tim Holtz Wine Blueprint Minis... and today I'm doing the Beer Minis version.  I again pulled out some Distress Oxide inks for the backgrounds, using Twisted Citron, Broken China, Mermaid Lagoon & Blueprint Sketch.  The edging dies are the Spellbinder's Hemstitched Rectangles:



I pulled out Happy Thoughts from Verve & an old CTMH font "Precious Alphabet" to add some sentiments.  I love having a few guy cards in my stash!

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