Monday, September 29, 2014

Coffee Lover

  I love coffee but I am somewhat of a coffee snob; I do not like old coffee, coffee made from coffee in a can, weak coffee, and please give it to me black!
This card was not on my schedule for today but I just could not pass up the Coffee Lovers Bloghop. Because I went with simple, it did not take long and I really like how it came out.  Hard to go wrong with Doodle Pantry pre-colored images.


The images and sentiment are Doodle Pantry - two sets, Coffee Biscotti and The Grind.  Love the papers that are included.  These are with the Grind set.
The little blue cup is super-imposed onto the cup from Coffee Biscotti and I colored it with a Prisma pencil.  The button is cut out with a MFT die and tied with my favorite twine from the Kraft Journal .
The sketch is Your Next Stamp September sketch:

Challenges:
Coffee Lovers Bloghop
My Craft Spot - sweet treats
Simon Wednesday - anything
Pink Gem - CAS
Stamp and Create - circles or dots
Crafty Cardmaker - triple B - button, bow, biscotti
Word Art Wednesday - anything

Sew Excited !!!

If you heard a squeal a few weeks ago, it was me when I found out that the Kraft Journal wanted me on their Design Team.  I am so excited and so honored!
Sew for my debut card:



I don't use stickers very often but I have had these Tim Holz stickers, which were from the Kraft Outlet, for quite some time and since the challenge is Buttons and Bows, they seamed perfect.  The image and the buttons are all stickers.  This exact set of stickers is discontinued at the Kraft Outlet, but there are others to choose from that would be fun to use too.
The Measure Tape Washi tape was fun to use.  The bow is made with Hand Stained Bias Tape and I wrapped the center with my favorite twine, the Earthy Hemp Cord.
All of those elements are on a Vintage Dictionary Page which is backed by Brown Kraft Cardstock and the card base is Buff Ivory Cardstock.
As you can see,I sew love these products.  I hope you will head over to the Kraft Outlet to have a look.  And play with use with the Buttons and Bow Challenge.

Challenges I will enter:
Love to Create - love of ribbon
Sweet Stamps - favorite embellishment
Simon Wednesday - anything
Word Art Wednesday  - anything 


Friday, September 26, 2014

Owl My Hoot

One of the digital sets that was released in September by Doodle Pantry is this cute set, What A Hoot.  I love all the pre-colored images and the combinations that are in the set. For this card I used the owl on the fence and cut it out with my Silhouette.


The moon, which is just a colored circle that I made in my Microsoft Publisher program, and the sentiment were printed on white cardstock.  The owl on the fence was then placed on top.  The edges of the cardstock were distressed and sponged with some blue and gray.  The grass is an icicle die by MFT which looks like grass when used upside down.
Here is a pic of the set:
LOOK at all the possibilities !  And so many fun sentiments.

Challenges:
Love to Create - fussy cut
Papertakes - how cute
Simon Wednesday - anything
Sister Act - anything
Great Impressions - get your spook on
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Frosted Designs - Fall




Wednesday, September 24, 2014

You Are You

Wise words by Dr. Suess.

This is Bugaboo's rendition of the Cat in the Hat.  I think he is cuter than the drawings in my kids' book.  Oh, the hours I spent reading Dr Suess books.  I'm sure I could quote some of them by heart.

Back to the card - I used a technique to make a wood grain background, scoring the SU Creamy Caramel cardstock then swiping it with Craft White and Really Rust.
The button is cut from Really Red with a button die.  I love these because they are flat and mailable.  I have hundreds of buttons but use the die instead.  One of my favorite embellishments.
There are just a few more days to enter the Die Cut Diva's Challenge of New Things.
We would love for you to play along.

Challenges:
Papertakes - how cute
Sweet Stamps - favorite embellishment
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Sister Act - anything
Chocolate, Coffee, Cards - dogs and cats
Creative Card Crew - use twine
Simon Wednesday - anything 


Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Your Syle Makes Me Smile

It is funny how styles come and go in the fashion industry.  I think the sentiment on this card is really cute.  If we could only remember that it is not the fashion, or the clothes, but the person inside them that is important and that pleasant disposition never goes out of style.

The beautiful image, papers, and sentiment are all from a Diane's Daydream Design set Life Is Sew Sweet.

I usually don't use bulky embellishments but I had this pretty orange flower,  that I had made with the Silhouette Portrait, sitting in my embellishment pile.  It seemed like the perfect thing for this card.

Keep checking Diane's Daydream Design Blog.  There are some exciting things in the air.

Challenges:
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Cards Galore - any card
Crafty Creations - vintage
Sisters Act - anything
Meljen - Karaoke  (the Beatles song Something ) and now I probably can't get it out of my head:
Somewhere in her smile she knows
That I don't need no other lover
Something in her style that shows me
I don't want to leave her now
You know I believe and how

Friday, September 19, 2014

Nutty Friday

Did you know there were just too many cute digital stamps for the October release at Doodle Pantry so Laurie Wilson, the owner and creator, has a mid-month release going on.
As a bonus, one of the new products is FREE with a purchase LIMITED TIME from September 16 thru September 24 ONLY!
(And don't forget that the Ageless Antiques 1 from September 1 release is also still free w/purchase through September 24 too)
Today I am featuring one of the sets in this mid-month release.  Just Nutty
The tree with squirrel in the hole, the sentiment, and the row of acorns were all printed at the same time.  I added the tree branch which I fussy cut and then glued it on.
Die cut is Cheery Lynn.  The SU Creamy Caramel card stock base was embossed with a woodgrain EF and then I sponged several colors on.
The sketch I used was Sketch Saturday #327:
 
Challenges:
Simon Monday - technique
Through the Craft Room Door - anything
Sweet Stamps - anything
Crafty Sentiments - Autumn
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Pennys Paper Crafting - emboss
Sister Act - anything



Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Bushels of Thanks

My sister lives on the other side of the state where apples are the biggest industry.  In fact, her husband is the largest fruit packers in the state.  I wanted to thank her for her hospitality recently so I chose apples as a theme for my card.


The checks BG paper, basket of apples and the cut apple are all Diane's Daydream Design pre-colored digital images.  Burlap and twine are from the Kraft Outlet.
I don't use tags very often but I challenged myself for this card.  Cut my own tag then punched out a circle and punched a hole in that before attaching it to the tag.  The tag was slipped in behind the basket of apples before I secured everything with glue and Score Tape.

Challenges:
Simon Monday - techniques (stitching and distressing)
Kraft Journal - tags
Paper Takes - use punches
Through the Craft Room Door - anything
Sweet Stamps - anything
Crafty Sentiments - Autumn colors
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Sister Act - anything
2Cute - Fall
Di's DigiDesigns - checks
Simon Wednesday - tags