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Wednesday, June 10, 2020

If you Give a Crafter a Cookie Challenge #144

Things still seem so weird to me with this Pandemic...I find people are referring to it as "the Covid."
I think we kind of sound like robots.
I absolutely love these cookies and I wish someone would make me some! I have the best and perfect stamp to use for this cookie inspiration, but alas, it is in my cabin in the mountains.
I pulled out this fun Trendy Trees an old SU! set. The sentiment is from another SU1 oldie...Watercolor Trio.
Quick card.
Head on over to the If you Give a Crafter a Cookie blog here to play!

Have a lovely day  and an even better weekend!

Saturday, May 23, 2020

2020 Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

This is my second card for the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. For this card, I used Angie Blom’s 
Brew-tiful. I printed it out on white card stock and then watercolored the image. I used a rose red marker to make the mat for the image and scrap dp. Three small brads were used down the side and the banner sentiment is on dimensionals.

Friday, May 22, 2020

Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

The Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop is on and is in full swing! There are so many fabulous sponsors and Anthony’s Paper Craft is one of them! This set can be found here and it is called Coffee 2. I had so much fun making this. I also submitted it to the MIX382 to use stencils and the free for all which was a square card on splitcoaststampers.com. Here is my card on SCS.
I started out with a 4.5 inch square of watercolor paper. I took blue and leather hybrid inks from scrapbook.com and swiped them through the weathered stencil from T.H. and Stampers Anonymous and then I spritzed with water. Next, I cut them into 4 squares and embossed with the leaf embossing folder. Unfortunately, I stamped the word coffee after embossing so I had to fill in some areas. The other three images were stamped on watercolor paper and with combo of watercoloring and ink blending, I colored them and fussy cut them out. The squares were popped on dimensionals. A bit of twine on one panel to finish it off. Oh, I added some clear dimensional crystal effects to the coffee beans.
So fun! Go play. Anthony is giving away both coffee sets!!!


Wednesday, February 5, 2020

If You Give a Crafter a Cookie challenge #135

I need to be on top of my game as I am headed to New Jersey to see my aunt that is not well. Aren't these cookies the cutest? Sugar cookies are my most favorite cookie, but only if they're soft. I got inspiration from a 12 x 12 designer paper pack by Craft Smith called Oh La La. Next, I used my Cuttle Bug folder floral fantasy. I glued the dp onto hazelnut tan card stock before embossing. The stamps are from the Unity KOTM Dec. 2013 Happy Love Day. The heart border and sentiment were stamped in brown and both placed on dimensionals. The hearts were colored in with strawberry slush. Some distressing of the raised portions were done with strawberry slush, brown and white.

Have a great day.


Wednesday, January 22, 2020

If You Give a Crafter a Cookie Jan. 23rd #134

Here is our second challenge for this year and it's an awesome primary color journey.
I chose this old designer paper from Basic Gray called June Bug. It pays to keep your papers for years and years! BAwawawa. This is a 5.25 square and then the 4 squares are 2 1/8" squares. I love this sentiment.....so true! I sponged the sentiment panel with crushed curry and popped on dimensionals. There are three flower jewels which were difficult to photograph.
Thanks for taking a peek and head over and play here.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

If You Give a Crafter a Cookie Dec 12 #132

Good day! I hope this day finds everyone happy where there at this Dec. 12th! Our inspiration for the next two weeks at If you Give a Crafter a Cookie is below.

Isn't it so cute? Too cute to eat, for sure. I decided to use a SU! set from 2007 called Punch Pals. I stamped, colored and cut out the penguins. Added some dp for interest behind them and I haven't used an edge punch forever. I wish they put the names of the punches on the punch itself as I don't remember what it's called. The penguins are on dimensionals and so is the sentiment. 
Have a great day and head over to the If You Give a Crafter a Cookie blog and upload your creations!

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Crafting by Designs December Anything Goes

Happy December! Wow! Where did the year go? My first two cards are made using Bachelor Buttons from a Day for Daisies
I loved this digital image so much, I decided to make two cards. I printed on mixed media paper and colored using zig watercolor brush markers. My sentiments are from Unity itty bittys. The background on both creations was done by wadding up a kleenex and putting dabbing on tempting turquoise stamp pad. DCVW Textured dp used for the background paper.

Our next sponsor is We Are 3 and I used their Early bird sentiments
on both creations and What's up Birdie on the second card
My first creation, I fussy cut the sentiment with the lovely wreath around it and sponged some ivory onto the sentiment. For some layering I die cut two circles. All of the dp is from a Tim Holtz 12 x 12 paper pack. I used organza ribbon and distressed it by heating it....it happens quick, so be careful!

My second card is pretty straight forward. I printed a colored digi image of my bird and fussy cut him out. I have washi tape and rarely ever use it...but thought this fit perfectly with my silly bird and the sentiment. My blue mats were dragged through a blue ink pad so it looks distressed. A fancy polka dot gold brad helped to finish it off.

Our 3rd sponsor this month is Di's Digital stamps

This was my favorite creation of the month for me. I purchased Hedgehogs kiss 
I had so much fun watercoloring this image. I printed it on mixed media paper and went to work watercoloring it. I added some liquid pearls for the snowflakes. My dp is a 6 x 6 paper pack and I apologize, I don't know the name of it as I left it in the mountains. The sentiment was used from a Unity itty bitty and I finished it off by using some old SU! red ribbon.

Our last sponsor of the month is Oddball Art and I used Kiss My Sass Woodland Critters

I printed the image on white card stock and then fussy cut all the critters out after coloring them. That silly beaver chewed the tree down. Again, I apologize but I don't know the patterened paper name as I left it in the mountains!. I used a crushed curry brad to finish this sweet card off.

Please take some time for yourselves this month as we all tend to get so busy! Head on over to Crafting by Designs and upload your creations and you may win some digis!

Merry Christmas!