Tuesday, September 19, 2017

A happy, a cheerful, a warm - Hello - Bugaboo / Catch the bug NR

Tuesday September 19, 2017
 
We're back with a New release at Bugaboo
and you can see the design teams creations at Catch the bug.
I am using a Gelli Plate design I made years ago. I thought it had some good fall colors that went well with the images.
The images from Bugaboo is called "trio scarecrows"  I colored the images with copics. I went around the piece with Ranger inks. I stamped the Verve stamps sentiments on the banners from Tech. Tues. I wasn't sure which way to add the sentiment.. I went with the "a happy" a cheerful" "a warm" "Hello"  reading from bottom to top.
This is a fun cute card..

Challenges:
The daily marker - Day 19
Crafty catz #384 - Halloween
Scrapping 4 fun #98 - technique (gelli plate background)
Make my Monday #55 - autumn colors
AAA cards #99 - autumn colors
 




Monday, September 18, 2017

All the goodness of Life in a cup

Monday September 18, 2017
 
This is day 4 of the Fall Coffee Lovers blog hop
 and I am back with another card

This is my card. I added Ranger Oxide inks to the background and spritzed with water. I then took Bristol smooth paper and added various colors of Mission paints. I let them dry. I then took my Simon Says stitched leaves die and cut out quite a few. I still have more left over even after adding all of these below. I did take some Oxide ink and added just a smidge of color where it needed more color. I then stamped and embossed a Verve sentiment and just free hand cut it out. I stamped and embossed Tim Holtz crazy bird and colored with Mission paints. I cut an extra wing as I wanted it to look like he was holding the giant to go coffee cup which is a die from Simon Says and colored with Mission paints. I then added all the elements to the card base.  This is a fun card and this wise bird has one heck of a giant cup of coffee and I think that is why his eyes are so buggy.. I think the caffeine just hit him.. LOL

Challenges:
Fall coffee lovers
AAA cards #99 - autumn colors
AAA cards #99 - autumn colors
Pile it on #134 - feathers/scales or no pattern papers
HeARTful stamping - anything goes
Use your stuff #280 - pets
Crafting from the heart #175 - anything goes
Always fun #24 - fall colors
Make my Monday #55 - autumn colors
Word art Wednesday wk. 300-301 - anything goes
 
 
 

We have enough youth... Catch the bug

Monday September 18, 2017
 
Today being Monday that means that
I always have fun with it's my time to do a ABC project.
 
This time I created a book mark
 
 
Awhile back I saw Jennifer McGuire take an envelope and seal the back flap then cut the envelope in half and then turn and cut in half again.. Depending on the size of your envelope you may not want to do in half but gauge how big you want your book mark to be. I went 3 X 3.5... so my envelope was for sure not in quarters.. I took another envelope and cut the same size and added tape to front and back and inserted it inside the other so that I had a sturdy book mark since envelopes are pretty flimsy.  I guess you could use 2 pieces of card stock and get same effect.
 
I took some Ranger Distress grit paste and added some dots with my dot stencil. I set it aside to dry.
I took the bobble head farm cat from Bugaboo and colored the image with copics and fussy cut him out.  I found this sentiment from Stella September calendar image. I thought it was went along with the theme of the book mark. 

 
since the background of the book mark has the folded flaps of the envelope I took a piece of scrap card stock and stamped a My Favorite Things book sentiment. I then took my Glaze black pen and doodled around the edges. I then adhered to the backside of the book mark.

Challenges:
The daily marker - Day 18
QKR Stampede #261 - anything goes
Scrapping 4 fun #98 - technique (cutting envelope into bookmark)
A bit more time to craft #52 - anything goes
Use your stuff #280 - pets

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Happiness is a cup of coffee

Sunday September 17, 2017
 
So if you have been seeing my blog the last few days.. I have been playing along with the Fall Coffee Lovers blog hop..
 
 Its fun seeing everyone's creations and trying to comment on as many as an evening will allow.. I do have to get to bed sooner or later. I know I am at the last half of the 100's.. I hate the verification and that takes most of my time.  I try and if it keeps asking me to identify images I just go on to the next card. If I didn't comment verification is why and I don't have a Flicker or the other group account so I need to pass on those also. Sorry.. I do love seeing every ones cards and creative projects. So many talented creative people.
This is my card. I started with Oxide inks and spritzed with water.. We finally got some rain today in Washington state.. so that must of been my inspiration.. I painted this Up town stamp with Mission paints and I stamped and white embossed the Stampin up sentiment and painted with Mission and cut it out. I added some Jellibean twine and a cute leaf charm and glossy accents on the hearts and coffee.

 

Challenges:
AAA cards #99 - autumn colors
 
 
 


Saturday, September 16, 2017

Behind every successful woman

Saturday September 16, 2017
 
So I am playing along with the Fall Coffee Lovers bloghop...
I made a card last night and today is another card.
 I hope to make a card every day of the hop.
 
This is another painted (with Mission water colors) stamp and sentiment that I did while on my deck enjoying the nice heat while it's here.. Fall is in the air. The set is by Verve Stamps. I fussy cut them out and added glossy accents to the coffee part. I just happened to have the perfect plaid designer paper...  I also dry embossed the middle strip and the Tim Holtz canvas/burlap in the other side is a scrap. I thought they gave a Fall/Autumn feel.. I added some twine and a button.

Challenges:
Fall Coffee lovers
The daily marker day 16 
Allsorts wk. 433 - feels like autumn
Hiding in my craft room #318 - it's fall y'all
Sweet stampin - your favorite stamp (Verve stamp set)
Just us girls #411 - fall colors
Simon Wednesday - clean and simple
Word art Wednesday wk. 300-301 - anything goes

Friday, September 15, 2017

The absolute deliciousness of fall

Friday September 15, 2017
 
I love playing along with the Coffee lovers blog hop.. I did during the summer and it was so much fun.
Now I am playing with the Fall Coffee Lovers bloghop
 
 It was a beautiful day in the pacific northwest so I took advantage of it and stamped a bunch of coffee related images and took them out to the deck and my Mission paints and painted.. After dinner I sat and watched TV and cut the images out.. Yup I don't have dies for everything..  I kept thinking I need to make a fall coffee card now.. HUM... So I sat down with my 16 oz. (second one today) coffee and pondered. Ok fall.. wreaths.. Ok I have a wreath die.. So I went in grabbed three brownish papers and using my Simon Says wreath die cut them out.. I layered them straddling the three colors but the background looked too plain so took my Ranger ink and just swished some color behind the wreath..then I adhered the wreath.. I then grabbed the leaves I fussy cut and added the two above and three below and the to go coffee cup which I added the cup with foam tape. Oh the leaves and coffee cup are also Simon Says. I felt I needed something above so grabbed the Queen and Co. goosebumps and added three black ones. The sentiment which plays perfect with the coffee theme is from Tech. Tues. they have awesome sentiments when I need them.


Challenges:
A bit more time to craft #52 - anything goes
The daily marker day 15
Word art Wednesday wk. 300-301 anything goes
Jo's scrap shack #206 - anything goes
Simon Wednesday - CAS
Creatalicious #123 - anything goes/opt. leaves

Thankful, Grateful for this life - Mid month Creative with Stamps #18

Friday September 15-30, 2017
 
Dang where is September going???
Christmas is just little over 3 months away.. 
  Theme is LEAVES
 
 
 
This is my card.. I took Ranger inks and created the background and stamped Thankful and Grateful all over which is by Tech. Tuesday. I tried to keep the center of the wreath without any wording (it almost worked)  so that the leaves would stand out.. I used Simon Says wreath / birds die and stitched leaves and cut them out. I took Ranger inks again and inked the leaves, birds (we don't have Cardinal birds here in the Pacific Northwest but we have Steller Jays which are blue and black and similar to the cardinal.. so that is what I created) I like the contrast of the birds to the background. I colored a strip of paper with the Ranger inks and stamped the T.T. sentiment and added it to the inside of the wreath.  I added some Nuvo clear drops. I love that it gives the dew drop look. I think next time I create the wreath I will do a couple layers of the wrath to give more bulk. 
Please look at Creative with Stamps and see what the DT created.
NOTE:  CWS challenges do not have many "Guidelines", but please read and follow the few we do have to be eligible to win.


Challenges:
The daily marker - Day 15
Craft rocket #41 - something beginning with "F" (fall)
Color crazy wk. 36 - anything goes
Pile it on #134 - feathers or scales
HeARTful stamping - anything goes
AAA cards #98 - creatures great or small
Use your stuff #279 - fall is in the air
The crazy challenge #257 - autumn
Artistic inspiration #185 - anything goes
Crafty sentiments - dies and or punches
Cards 4 guyz #178 - nature
Try it on Tuesday - friends/human or animal
Simon Wednesday - CAS
Word art Wednesday wk. 300-301 - anything goes
That's crafty - fly away
Creatalicious #123 - anything goes/opt. leaves