Friday, May 25, 2018

Spring/Summer CLC Blog Hop!

Welcome, Welcome!  The most anticipated event of the year is here!  That's right, it is time for the Spring/Summer Coffee Lover's Bloghop.  WOOHOO!  We have some amazing sponsors lined up and the CLC team has some super cool cards!  So... let's get started shall we....

Here is my first card for the hop. 

This card is so bright and happy, it just makes me smile.  Those little peeps are adorable!  Even their drinks are cute!  I'll take the one on the left if you please- iced mocha.  mmmmmm....  I like to imagine this as me and my husband on a hot summer day (I am thinner here and he has more hair! LOL). 

I colored the Pretty Pink Posh Summer Friends stamp set using my Copics.  I mounted them on this fun rainbow paper that I cut using my Avery Elle Wonky Stitches die.  I placed the cute peeps inside this die.  I took the sentiment and cut in to the shape I wanted and used my ranger distress ink to add the yellow.  And done, easy peasy. 

Head on over to the Coffee Loving Cardmaker's blog to join the fun!

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Hello Chum

Happy Tuesday!  I was feeling just a little snarky when I woke up this am and so…. I thought I’d share it with you today! SOOOO LUCKY! J

But seriously, I had so much fun making this card and it is not my typical style, so wanted to share.

This card features Avery Elle Stamps.  I am thrilled with how the coloring came out with my Copics on the shark and all the other elements.  The background is an Echo Park Stencil (love the little fishies) and I used a variety of distress inks.  Those tiny fish remind me of Nemo meeting the gang of sharks with Bruce as the leader.  I still remember the pledge, “Fish are friends, not food.”  Lol 

I am entering this into:

Sisterhood of the Snarky Stampers #110- I is for Inky


Thanks for visiting!

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Hip Hip Hooray... for belated birthdays

Well I have been a bit remiss in getting out my birthday cards on time.  I am sorry to my friends. I  have gotten them out but not on time- doh!  So here is a shout out to two of those friends and the cards I sent them. 

This first card was for Miss Kimberly.  She is a mad crafter and amazing with her watercolors.  The bright colors on this card make me think of her lively and fun personality.  

This card features Waffle Flower monkey and strawberry colored with Copics.  Behind the sweetie is a Gina Marie Designs Die over some Penny Black Designer Paper.  The sentiment is from Hero Arts. 

This card is for my friend Kerry.  She is fun loving and makes some quirky and cute card designs that I love.  The girl has flair for sure and I love her obsession with Halloween.

This card features an Avery Elle Stamp set.  Colored with Copics and also paper pieced.  The DPs are a variety of things.  The cutie is sitting on a Smash journal card.  The yellow polka dotted paper is also cut using Gina Marie Dies.  My fave bit on this one is the little poof ball on his hat.

So ladies, Happy Belated Birthday and sorry for being tardy!

Entering these two into Seize the Birthday Challenge.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

You are the PIna to my Colada!

Got to spend some time with my bestie and her kiddo a few weekends back.  Took the families to Great Wolf Lodge.  We loved every moment!  Here is a pic of the kiddos playing:

We have plenty of serious moments but mostly moments were we spend our time laughing at all kinds of things.  I am so thankful to have her in my life.  So here is a funny card that is perfect for us.  I sent this card to her a while back and am finally getting around to sharing it. 

This features Stamping Bella's Squidgie's stamp colored with Copics.  She is the coconut (blondie) and I am the other. Inside the sentiment say's, "You are the Pina to my Colada!"  To accent that sentiment, I added the coconut drink from Your Next Stamps set.  The journal card is from Pink Paisley and the white is cut using Gina Marie Designs dies.  I just love starfish embelishments.

LB/SW, you know I love you and thanks for the shared vacay!

Friday, May 11, 2018

CLC and Joy Clair

Welcome to the last stop on the Joy Clair and Coffee Loving Cardmaker's blog hop!  I hope you have had fun so far! You should have arrived here from Kathy Schweinfurth's blog.

Here is a close up of my card.  It feels just right and delectable for every day of the week. 

This card is fun and what is most fun, is that this is the Christmas Cocoa set.  So versatile, you don't even need to use it for Christmas!  See!  I stamped the mug and paper pieced using some Echo Park paper.  Behind is an Echo park journal card.  I stamped, colored and added the whip and marshmallows.  The backdrop is an Avery Elle die. 

Now I hope you hopped along the way so you can try your hand at winning the fabulous prize being offered by Joy Clair!  

Thank you so much for your visit!

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

A little bit of magic

Happy Tuesday!  Over the weekend I checking out Sunday Stamps Challenge and wanted to play with he colors and inspiration that was so fun and fresh.  Check it out...

Here is how I played with this amazing color combo: 

This image from Craftin Desert Divas is absolutely darling!  I love the anime eyes on this cutie.  It could be colored as a girl, but I wanted to make it a sweet boy.  Coloring with my Copics was fun and I enjoyed adding little highlights and shadows. The oval die cut is from PTI.  The sentiment is from Ellen Houston and the enamel dots are MME.  I love this perfect little magical scene, it makes me smile.  I hope you enjoyed it too!

Thanks for your visit!

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Put a flower on it!

Hey friends!  A quick post today that i wanted to share with you.  A friend of mine recently got a new job and I made this card for her to congratulate her on the accomplishment.  Congrats Girlfriend!  You know who you are! 

This card was created by repeatedly stamping these cute bugs from HA/Lia Griffith on watercolor paper with archival ink.  I then came back in with my Zigs to watercolor the images.  I set that aside and did another ladybug and a flower (from a VERY old HA set I have, name  unknown) and water-colored them as well.  I die cut the embroidery hoop and center from a Neat and Tangled die and accented the center with faux stitching.  I placed the flower and lady bug on top and added this sentiment from Mama Elephant Labeled Messages.  I really love how it all turned out together, the colors and the way the message pops!  I hope my friend enjoys receiving it too! :)

Entering this into:

A Blog Named Hero- put a flower on it