Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Coffee Loving Cardmakers and Paper Smooches Collaboration Hop!

The Coffee Loving Cardmaker's Design Team is so excited to be hopping with Super Sponsor Paper Smooches!  If you hopped here from the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog then you're right on track.  If you stumbled upon this post, make sure you start on the Paper Smooches blog.  

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We all had so much fun with the new Caffeinated + Caffeinated Two sets:

Here's how I was inspired:

Let's chat about my Bubble Tea card first!  It's definitely bobalicious!  These stamps are so much fun and so versatile.  You can make that drink with the straw into anything!  

In Seattle, there are so many places that you can order bubble tea, it's awesome.   I stamped and colored the image with copic markers.  I love green + pink teamed up and was able to find some fun coordinating pattern paper and poms.

The sentiments in both sets are sooooo FUN!

Next up is a holiday thank you.  I decided to go the matcha tea route.

I added the Paper Smooches Poinsettia and Gift Tags 2 sets to this design.

The poinsettia has been cut from red felt and topped with a black enamel dot.  I trimmed down the tag to look like a tea bag.

That's it for me, up next is my teamie Kerry Urbatch!

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hello | Woodblock Wednesday | Guest Designer

Hello and welcome to Woodblock Wednesday.  I'm featuring:

Poppystamps - Poppy Polka Dot [218C] retired
Impress - Hello Flower [retired]
Savvy Stamps - Small Packages [1315C]

Here's how I was inspired:

So I channeled my inner Alice in my coloring.  That little Poppystamps girl is adorable isn't she?  I know I have a boy version too...somewhere.  These are no longer available in their shop.

The Impress Hello! stamp has been discontinued also but they do have the thank you version still available.

The interior has the sentiment stamped inside by Savvy Stamps.  Love that one!

Although maybe not readily noticeable, the theme this week is Fall!  I tried to capture that with my color palette.  I've noticed that I need to do some shopping for woodblock fall images!

I'm super excited to introduce my guest for this week, Debra Davison.  You can find her on blog HERE + her IG HERE.  She is a coffee lover too!

Isn't her card adorable?!

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Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Fall is in the air | Color Throwdown - Guest Star Stamper

So I was the Color Throwdown's Featured Stamper  #565!  That means I'm the Guest Star Stamper for this week's challenge:   

I thought the color palette would be a wonderful fall themed design so I inked up the Reverse Confetti Fall Foliage set.

My copic colors translate to Reverse Confetti Colors:

Rust  |  Olive  |  RC Aqua  |  Navy Blue

I stamped out all the leaves plus a couple more and colored them up.

My copic colors:

YR04 | YR18
YG93 | G94
BG45 | BG49
B45 | B97

I adhered them randomly on an A2 Premier Polar White panel.  I framed it with the largest frame from the Stitched Note & Frames set.  I thought I was going to make this a great postal friendly design but ended up adhering the frame with foam tape.  The sentiment was stamped out and trimmed down.

I can't wait to see what the Color Throwdown team shares.  Honestly, this is one of my favorite card challenges.  I'm always so thoroughly inspired.  CHECK OUT all the cards I've designed.

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Friday, October 25, 2019

Move Oolong | The Rabbit Hole Designs

I'm so excited to be up on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog!  I'm sharing two cards, here's a peek at one of them.  This features The Rabbit Hole Designs - Steeped in Happiness:

I kept my overall design pretty clean and simple.  I'm loving that gingham from the TEALIGHTFUL 6x6 paper pad.  I managed to coordinate my copics:

RV34 | R85
E23 | E25
T0 | T2

The sentiment is from the Perfectly Blended set, so funny, right?

Perfect for a tea lover!  I hope that you'll join me over at the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog to check out my other design.

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Friday with Amy |

Hey, happy Friday!  I'm excited to be up on the blog!  Here's a bit of a sneak peek of my projects:

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Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Costume Parade | A Muse Studio

So I could probably make a bunch more Halloween themed cards, stamp sets that I haven't inked up this year but this will have to do it since Halloween is next week.  The other day I was able to whip up 7 cards in one session, thanks to A Muse Studio's Costume Parade:

I stamped the images twice and colored them up using the same copic color palette for each set:

R14 | R24
YR04 | YR18
YG03 | YG05
V01 | V12
E40 | E43
E31 | E51
T0 | T2
N4 | N6

Because this particular A Muse Studio set didn't have any accompanying sentiments, I used a coupe other sets to finish off the cards.

These first two cards use the MFT Stitched Triple Peek a Boo Window.  This is a must have die, perfect to use with smaller images.  Both of the cards use Reverse Confetti's Fright Night paper which has unfortunately been retired.  Both of the sentiments are from the Jane's Doodles - Winnie Halloween.

My next trio feature the stamps with Simon Says Stamp's Birch Tree Window die.  Perfect for those cute guys.  The sentiments are from Pretty Pink Posh's Halloween Friends.  The paper that I used for the backgrounds are from CTMH Cats and Bats which has been retired.

 My final two designs.  

The 10/31 sentiment, don't you love that?  It is from Jane's Doodles - Winnie Halloween.  The window is Pretty Pink Posh's Storybook 5.

My final card uses the MFT Stitched Triple Peek a Boo Window.  The pattern paper is CTMH Cats and Bats.  I thought it reminded me of a spider's web.  The sentiment is from Got Candy? by Julie Ebersole for Essentials by Ellen [retired].  The spider is Jane's Doodle's Winnie Halloween.

Whew!  There you have it.  I had so much fun putting these together and because of their clean and simple design didn't take too long to create.  The coloring is what took the longest.  Now the hard part, getting these actually out in the mail!  I made them for some kids, well, older kids.  LOL and grandmother's.

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Monday, October 21, 2019

simply splendid | Reverse Confetti

I was on vaca from last Saturday until Thursday afternoon.  So I made up with the lack of crafting over the weekend.  I managed to design a bunch of projects here's one that features Reverse Confetti.

I started with a Stormy base and layered a Premier Polar White panel.  The With a Thankful Heart pumpkin and blooms have been stamped on Premier Polar White and colored with copics:

YR01 | YR02
YG00 YG21
G43 | G82
T0 | T2

The stamp set is a very clever design because it also gives you the option of stamping the same floral clusters separately and they fit perfectly on top.  This is what I did, and the separate pieces have been adhered with foam squares.

I tried to be selective with my coloring of the green with the blooms so that the images looked more cohesive with the pumpkin.  The sentiment is from So Many Sentiments.

My green pumpkin was inspired by one that I snapped a photo of from last years pumpkin patch trip:

I was inspired by the Fusion Card Challenge:

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Sunday, October 20, 2019

feline batty | Poppystamps

Cutting it kind of close on these Halloween Cards that I hope to be posting this week.  I've had this adorable Poppystamps  Feline Spooky set, isn't it cute?

The stencil I used is Memory Box Starry Nights with Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide ink. 

The copics I used:

V01 | V12
N2 | N3
C6 | C8

The sentiment has been stamped on the Lawn Fawn Simple Wavy Banners Lawn Cuts.

I was inspired by the Poppy Challenge:

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