Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Coffee Lovers Summer Blog Hop - Card #5

Continuing with another card for the Coffee Lovers Summer Blog Hop!
For today's card I used the Framed Coffee Cup stamp and Hug in a Mug die - both from STAMPlorations.
This card also celebrates STAMPlorations 4th Birthday and fun Birthday Wishlist Linky Party!
This is my wishlist.
Congratulations to Shery and her wonderful design team on 4 years!


Stamps:  Framed Coffee Cup - Stamplorations
Paper:  White, Hibiscus Burst, Fine Linen, True Black - PTI
Ink:  True Black - PTI, Ranger Distress Oxides Peeled Paint, Worn Lipstick, Fossilized Amber.
Accessories:  Die - Hug in a Mug - Stamplorations, foam dots, rhinestones - Kaiser Craft.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop - Card #4

I've been purchasing so many Coffee/Tea themed stamps and dies - I just had to make another card for the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop so I could use my new stuff!
I just purchased this Drinking the Coffee stamp from Technique Junkies - 
 it CRACKED me up reading it!
I stamped the sentiment directly onto a piece of patterned paper from Water Color Wash Pattern Paper Collection from PTI.   I colored the coffee mug with Ranger Distress Markers in Tea Dye and Spun Sugar.  I layered the panel to an Hibiscus Burst Panel and then onto the Summer Sunrise card base.

Here's the link to the Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop -  lot's of prizes to be won! You have until 6/30 to link up your card!
Stamps:  Drinking the Coffee - Technique Junkies
Paper:  Hibiscus Burst, Summer Sunrise, Water Color Wash Pattern Paper Collection - PTI
Ink:  Archival Jet Black
Accessories:  Ranger Distress Markers Tea Dye and Spun Sugar.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop - Card #3

Here's my 3rd card for the fun Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop!  
The hop runs through Friday June 30 and there are lots of prizes to win!
I made a background panel by rubbing Ranger Distress Oxides in Peeled Paint, Worn Lipstick and Fossilized Amber onto my craft mat, spritzing each color with water and then pressing and dragging my panel over the colors.  
After the panel was dry, I stamped this great image, Framed Coffee for Two by Stamplorations in black ink.  The frame die is Mix and Mat- Herringbone from PTI.   The sentiment stamp is from Ali Express - a company in China.  I added a few rhinestones for sparkle!

I'm also linking my card to:


Stamps:  Framed Coffee for Two - Stamploarations,  coffee set - Ali Express
Paper:  White, Spring Moss, Hibiscus Burst - PTI
Ink:  True Black - PTI, Ranger Distress Oxides Peeled Paint, Worn Lipstick, Fossilized Amber.
Accessories:  Mix & Mat Die Herringbone - PTI, rhinestones - Kaiser Craft, Memo Punch - SU, foam dots.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop #2

I've got another coffee card to share for the Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop.  So much summer coffee/tea inspiration over there already -  and SO many prizes to be won!
I used a new stamp set I got on-line from a company in China - Ali Express Wicked cheap prices and I got my order in just a few weeks with free shipping!
I stamped the images directly on a piece of patterned paper from Petite Places by PTI.  
Check here to see all the coffee stamps they sell (they also have dies) -   this set is offered by several sellers on the site for different prices  from  $ .89  to $1.93 - always look for the ones with free shipping.

The Coffee Lovers Blog Hop runs until 6/30 and there are TONS of prizes to be won!  
Check it all out here!
Stamps:  Ali Express
Paper:  White, Petite Places Patterned Papers - PTI
Ink: True Black - PTI

Friday, June 23, 2017

Coffee Lovers Summer Blog Hop! Card #1

I'm so excited to be participating in the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!   It's always such a fun inspiring event and there are SO MANY prizes to be won!! whoo hoo!!  
Thank you Amy, and the rest of the team that work so hard to organize this!
I made a clean and simple card today with a water color wash background on Arches watercolor paper.  I stamped the park scape in Archival Jet Black Ink, dried it with my heat tool, brushed water over the area I wanted to watercolor and then brushed on the watercolor paints.  I dried it again with my heat tool and then stamped the sentiment on.
The sentiment is from an older Papertrey Ink set - Warm Happiness and the Parkscape is a red rubber stamp from Stampendous.

Are you participating in the blog hop too? It runs from  Friday, June 23 - Friday, June 30.   
You'll find the link up and list of all the prizes to be won here.

I'm also linking my card to:


Stamps:  Parkscape - Stampendous, Warm Happiness - PTI
Paper:  Arches Watercolor paper, white - PTI
Ink:  Archival Jet Black, True Black and Cocoa Bean - PTI
Accessories:  watercolor paints, paint brush, water.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Eileen Hull Inspiration Team - Stampotique Collaboration 3rd Post

This month Eileen Hull's Sizzix Inspiration Team is joining with Stampotique!   We were happily supplied with 6 Stampotique stamps of our choice - so you will see lots of variety over on Eileen's blog every Tuesday in June!

Today is my third post this month for the collaboration -  and I'm excited to share with you the project I made!
(if you missed them - you can see my first project here and my 2nd project here)
I love to store my craft supplies in artistic containers - it brightens up my work space and gives me visual pleasure!    I used Eileen's Vase 3D Sizzix die for this container to hold my 12 Ranger Distress Crayons!  I die cut the Vase out of black mat board.  Then I laid Tim Holtz Burlap Stencil over it and embossed it using Wendy Vecchi White Embossing Paste -  I kept moving the stencil to fill the whole area - not worrying if it didn't cover everywhere or got smudged a little here and there!
I set the die cut aside to dry and stamped this sweet Mela image from Stampotique onto white card, colored it with some Copics (BG10, R20, RV06, YR07, E00 and colorless blender) and then fussy cut around her.
When the stenciled paste was dry (within an hour) - I assembled the vase per the instructions - using ScorTape on one end piece and the bottom piece.
I  glued a Quote Chip on one panel, letting it stick out straight as it is quite thick and would crack if bent.  I glued Mela's shoulder to the edge of the Quote Chip and also put a foam dot behind her tummy, attaching her lightly to the vase as well.
I left her arms, legs and feet loose - liking the free form look of it. 
This will certainly brighten up my work space and bring a smile to my face whenever I see Mela standing there handing me a crayon!

I hope I have inspired you to check out all the fun stamps over at Stampotique as well as all of Eileen Hull's wonderful Sizzix Dies!
You will find all of the Inspiration Teams' projects over at Eileen's blog during the month of June!

I'm also linking my project to:

#32  Put a Stencil on It

Words with Meaning
Hearts (Mela has a big heart on her dress, and my heart is in creating art!)
Stamps:  Mela - Stampotique
Paper:  black mat board - Sizzix, white cardstock- Papertrey Ink
Ink:  Archival Jet Black
Accessories:  Vase 3D die - Eileen Hull/Sizzix, Idea-ology Quote Chips, Wendy Vecchi White Embossing paste, Burlap Stencil - Tim Holtz, Copics - BG10, R20, RV06, YR07, E00, colorless blender.


Monday, June 19, 2017

Happy Birthday, Bird!

I have a 'bird' birthday card to share today that was inspired by three of this weeks blog challenges.
I stenciled a panel of white card with Faded Jeans Distress Oxide Ink over Tim Holtz Scribble stencil.  I die cut the bird from Tim's Caged Bird die out of Coredinations Paper, sanded the pieces and layered it over the stenciled panel with foam dots, adding a black pearl eye.  I stamped the sentiment under the right corner of the panel in black ink. 
Here are the challenges that inspired my design:

Stamps:  Man of the Hour - Waltzingmouse (no longer available)
Paper:  White - PTI, Orange and Black - Coredinations
Ink:  True Black - PTI, Faded Jeans - Ranger Distress Oxide Ink
Accessories:  Caged Bird Die - Tim Holtz/Alterations, foam dots, black pearl - Kaiser Craft, mini sander - Ranger, Scribbles Stencil - Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous.