I'm back to share a second card for the current Fall Coffee Lovers Bloghop! I purposely decided to post my cards today in honor of National Coffee Day...best day ever!
For my card, I used the quirky and fun "Sketchy Coffee Cups" by Shery Russ Designs - STAMPlorations. I paired this paper-pieced coffee cup with a sentiment that I thought fit perfectly from the "Fond Expressions 2" set. (Yes, coffee is my kind wonderful.)
Supplies: Stamps: STAMPlorations "Sketchy Coffee Cups," "Fond Expressions 2," "Paper Smooches "Shadows," My Favorite Things "Burlap" Dies: Mama Elephant Index Card Creative Cuts Inks: Black die ink; Hero Arts "Soft Wheat;" Antique Linen distress ink; Copic markers Other: Crate Paper "Farmhouse" papers; Glossy Accents
I'm so happy to be here today to share a card for the current Fall Coffee Lovers Bloghop! I purposely decided to post today (even though the blog hop has been going on for several days now) especially in honor of National Coffee Day. I don't know about you, but in my book EVERY day is coffee day!
For my card, I used the quirky and fun "Sketchy Coffee Cups" by Shery Russ Designs - STAMPlorations. I paired these fun stacked coffee cups with a sentiment that I thought fit perfectly from the "Fond Expressions 2" set.
I paper-pieced each cup using fall-colored patterned papers from the Crate Paper "Farmhouse" 6x6 paper pad. Glossy Accents on the coffee and Wink of Stella on the mugs help add to the design!
Supplies: Stamps: STAMPlorations "Sketchy Coffee Cups," "Fond Expressions 2," "Paper Smooches "Shadows," Impression Obsession "Gingham" Dies: Mama Elephant Index Card Creative Cuts Inks: Black die ink; Hero Arts "Wet Cement;" Antique Linen distress ink; Copic markers Other: Crate Paper "Farmhouse" papers; Glossy Accents; Wink of Stella
Hello, friends! Happy Tuesday! I'm here today with my card for the next CASology cue...check it out!
I received this stamp set in a surprise, out-of-the-blue card from the very sweet and generous Shery Russ, the founder of STAMPlorations and our sponsor this week. Her designs are fabulous, and based on her very thoughtful gift I know she is not only talented but also sweet, kind and generous! Shery's blog is called That One Layer Mixed Media Girl and her designs are available at her STAMPlorations store (here).
As soon as I saw the stamp set she sent me, I knew that I would use it for this cue card. These beautiful blooms are perfectly framed! After stamping, I added some pink to the petals and yellow and gold Stickles to the centers. I popped up the die cut panel using foam tape.
Be sure to link up your card by noon on Monday (Central time). You will also be inspired by the many ways our Design Team and Guest Designer interpreted the cue this week...be sure to check out their blogs, too!
Hello, friends! I'm here with my second post for the day to share my card for the newest CASology cue card...I have a feeling it is going to be a popular one!
There are several ways to go with this cue...dogs...trees...I went with dog! I had fun inking up this cute fella and masking him so I could ink a soft sky and grassy hill behind him. While he's not barking at the moment, it could happen at any time! ;)
Supplies: Simon Says Stamp "You Are Pawesome" and "Handwritten Sentiments" Distress Inks: Tumbled Glass and Shabby Shutters Dies: Mama Elephant "Index Card Creative Cuts" and Lil' Inkers "Stitched Rectangles" Other: Gold mini gem, foam tape, Copic markers
Be sure to link up your BARK card by noon on Monday (Central time). You will also be inspired by the many ways our Design Team and Guest Designer interpreted the cue this week...be sure to check them out!
Hello, friends! I'm here today to share the card I made for the Altenew Challenge Blog Hop! My card is featured at the CASology blog since I am one of the Design Team members and CASology is one of the challenges being highlighted. The blog hop will be hopping from one challenge site to another, so be sure to check them out! This graphic summarizes all the participating challenge blogs:
For my card, I used Altenew's"Peony Bouquet" stamp set, and it was my first experience with a layering stamp set. Can I just say...it is MAGICAL! I am in love.
Supplies: Stamps: Altenew ("Peony Bouquet"), Avery Elle ("Oh Happy Day") Inks: Hero Arts (Soft Rose shadow ink, Bubblegum mid-tone dye ink), Tim Holtz distress sink (Victorian Velvet)
I'm entering my card in the current Less Is More Challenge #293 - One Layer where the theme is "Your Favorite Flower." I do love peonies! (And, as luck would have it, Less Is More is yet another challenge taking part in this blog hop!)
Be sure to check out all of the participating challenge blogs at Altenew...we are in for a treat!
I had fun layering some holiday patterned papers and combining stamp sets from Precious Remembrance Shop. I LOVE this date stamp in the new release...the fun bubble numbers have so many possibilities! Color...paper piece...so many options! I also love that it fits perfectly inside the wreath from the "Joy" stamp set.
I have to admit...this little image started out as a tag, then I started layering and all of a sudden it was a card! However, you could easily make a whole set of Christmas tags using this cute little image. OK, so you might have guessed by now...there is a chance to win this stamp set! Simply leave a comment to the shop's blog post and each designer's blog and let us know your thoughts about our newest set! Good luck! :)
Hello, friends! It's time for our next CASology cue card!
Here is the inspiration for my card...this is the sun setting over the bay after a lovely day at the beach in Avalon, New Jersey. We spent the day visiting my best girlfriend and her family at the beach earlier this summer, and this was the view as we drove home that evening. (In case you are concerned, I took this picture but my husband was driving.)
My BFF (i.e., Best Friend Forever) lives a few states away so we don't see each other very often...and I cherish every minute we do get to spend together.
I chose the sentiment for several reasons. I miss my best girlfriend so, so much. I also miss summer...sleeping more, running less, enjoying family time.
This card is my farewell to summer...and will be mailed to my BFF straight away.
Hero Arts "Silhouette Grass"
Technique Tuesday "Miss You" by Ali Edwards
In order to keep this design clean and simple, I masked off half of the large background stamp before stamping on the card and embossing in white. Then I masked off each side of the image and added distress inks and spritzed with water.
I really look forward to seeing your interpretation of the cue card this week. Be sure to link up your BEACH card by noon on Monday (Central time). Check out our Guest Designer and Design Team blogs this week for more beachy inspiration, too!
I recently purchased this pretty sentiment stamp set from Inspired By Stamping called "Just For You" and I couldn't wait to ink it up! (I'm adding it to the Customer Gallery while I'm at it.)
I also inked up my old Paper Smooches"Reflections" stamps...honestly not sure if I ever did ink them up before. (Based on the border of my card, you can see they've seen lots of ink now!)
Inspired By Stamping "Just For You"
Paper Smooches "Reflections"
Various distress inks, Gold Stickles
I am enjoying the holiday weekend and preparing for the big week ahead...returning to work, kids returning to school (two incoming juniors in high school, one incoming freshman, and one entering middle school). On top of that, sports and extracurriculars resume...soccer, cross country, dance, pep band, choir, stage crew. Weekly music lessons (drums, guitar) continue. My Labor Day is spent resting and prepping for the impending labor ahead! Wish me luck!