Thursday, June 14, 2018

Float Your Boat Hippo

This week, the optional twist over at Twisted Thursday. is to use corrugated cardboard.  I used our sponsor, BabyCakes, image called Float Your Boat Hippo to create an easel card. 
The patterned corrugated paper came from Printed Corrugate paper pad - Hobby Lobby, sprayed with Copics, then cut with Simon Says Border Waves die. The  sentiment comes from Paper Smooches Birthday Words. Some Nuvo Crystal Drops were added as well as a bit of white gel pen.

Copic Colors Used

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Summer is Iced Coffee Time

Little Acres Creations on Facebook, has a challenge for June called "Summer"! When I think of summer, I know that a big change for me is my coffee becomes "iced" for more hours during the day!
The paper is a shaving cream print. I used an SVG from My Scrap Chick to cut out the cup (with some alterations to make it taller and thinner), then added the words with the new Balloon Alphabet Stamp Set, and the ice cubes from the Cafe Dreamers' set. I stamped with embossing ink and heat set using a white embossing powder. Then, I swiped some dark brown ink over the cup and wiped the excess off over the white embossing. The original paper was popped up over the now dark cup so it is recessed.

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Also shared with:
Double Trouble (Do not use patterned paper.)

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Give Me Coffee NOW!

This week, the optional twist over at Twisted Thursday. is to create a Tall and Skinny card.  This is something that I seldom think of, and it was really fun to do a card this shape. I used our sponsor, BabyCakes, image called Give Me Coffee Now.
Copic Colors Used
Isn't this the greatest coffee themed image ever? Looks like me when I actually cared about what my hair looked like!
And that sentiment, from C.C. Designs just goes with it perfectly. (It doesn't look like they carry this line from Rhea any longer though.)
The background is a repeat stamping of To Go Cup from Stampabilities that I got on clearance at Hobby Lobby.

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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Beauty from Bugaboo

This week the challenge over at Catch the Bug Challenge Blog is an anything goes. My favorite! So, combining this with Kathy's 30 Day Coloring Challenge, I selected the digi stamp Beauty to color on Kraft.
I colored the image using Prismacolors, then created a trifold card base using my Scan n Cut with a cut file from My Scrapchick. I had some butterfly paper in my stash that I used to back each panel, then I fussy cut out a few for embellishments along with a few punched butterflies.

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Monday, June 4, 2018

Double Trouble and Three Amigos Challenges Using Catherine Pooler Products

I recently was fortunate enough to be the winner of a Catherine Pooler stamp of approval set through the Coffee Loving Papercrafters on Facebook. It came with several packages of birthday, cakes, party and design type stamps, sentiments, some papers, and an ink pad and MORE! Wow, was that ever a surprise!

I created a shaker card with the pretty cake stand embossed in white.  I streaked across some different colors of ink over it then added some of the cute cupcakes to the stand. The outer edges were stamped with one of the fun edging stamps that comes with the set. All those great sentiments, balloons, and stars also came with the set.

I die cut (Gemini Jr.) the center portion and the sentiment using Penny Black's Antique Frames.There are so many things in this set that I will never run out of stamps to create new cards in the future!

Sharing this with:
Double Trouble -  Challenge #2 - Die Cuts and No Patterned Paper
Three Amigos Blog Hop - Die Cuts

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Friday, June 1, 2018

Last Day - Coffee Lover's Bloghop AND First Day - The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge

Last day of the Coffee Lover's Bloghop, and I did a simple tag. This is also my coloring for the first day of the Daily Marker's 30 day Coloring Challenge.
This image is from Vera Lane, CupoCat, LOL! I colored it with Copics and added it to a tag that was used to mop up some spilled ink. Along the side, I added some coffee themed Washi tape. On the top left, I added a tiny Coffee stamp from CherryPink.

I was fortunate to have been selected to be an "Ambassador" for Kathy's coloring challenge. That means that I get to leave comments for participants on both Instagram and Facebook on the days that have been assigned to me. I can't wait to see what everyone will be coloring each day for that challenge and will try my best to keep up! Here is all the info and even a photo of yours truly!

Thanks for your visit! So much fun to "meet" many of you along the way! I have so appreciated all the comments that have been left, and am already looking forward to the next Coffee Hop! Hope to see most of you along the way on the 30 Day Coloring Challenge that starts today too!

Color Me Garden

This month, over at the Freebie/Progressive Challenge on The Outlawz, our sponsor is We Are 3 Digital Shop.
Copic Colors Used
This cute image is called Color Me Garden - Flower Delight. And, it was a delight to play with. I resized the main image to fit on a step-up card center and colored with Copics and PrismaColor colored pencils. I also did a crop and mirror image of part of the image for the two side steps. Again, I resized part of the image to make the bottom. The main image is popped up, and I added a few little butterflies, white gel pen, and some clear Nuvo Crystal Drops. Last, I colored part of one of the flowers and tucked under the top of the card.

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