Friday, July 6, 2018

Framed Mermaid Card

I hope you are staying cool in this hot summer weather.  That's what I love the most about my craft room (besides all the crafty goodies) is air conditioning!  ;)  I have a clean and simple card using a new Hampton Art stamp.  This mermaid is going to be splashing at the following challenges:

AAA Cards (CAS Game #118 -- Use A Frame)

Watercooler Wednesday (Feminine Anything Goes)

Paper Craft Crew Challenges (#297 By The Sea)

CARD RECIPE:
Stamp -- Hampton Art (PS1096)
Ink Pads -- Tim Holtz Oxide (Peacock Feathers) and Momento (Tuxedo Black)
Die Cut Frames -- Reverse Confetti
Sequins -- MultiCraft Imports, Inc.
Misc. -- Turquoise Yarn

Friday, June 29, 2018

Cactus "Grow" Card

  This summer is turning out to be a very HOT one in my neck of the woods.  You would think this means more time spent in my craft room but sadly this is not the case.  I did manage to enjoy some card making time after lunch today though (all the while basking in glorious air conditioning).  ;)  Cactus like lots of sun and warm weather so the potted cacti on my card are flourishing!  ;)  They want to join in on the fun at the following challenges:

Time Out Challenges (Word Prompt: Warm)


Cut It Up (Tag! You're It!)


CARD RECIPE:
Stamps (with matching Cactus Dies) -- Hampton Art (SC0829)
Ink Pad -- Clearsnap (Wicked Black)
Markers -- Staedtler
Cardstock -- Recollections (White, Black, Yellow & Green) and Craftsmith (Blue)
Tag Die Cuts -- Casual Fridays
Photo Corner Punch -- The Paper Studio
Baker's Twine -- The Twinery
Sequins -- MultiCraft Imports, Inc.
Paper Crimper -- Fiskars
Pop Dots -- ThermoWeb

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

"Stuck With Me" Birthday Card

You know it is bad when you feel like you are sneaking in your craft room to create a card.  ;)  I'm still working on getting my house back in order after the stripping wallpaper and paint job project upstairs.  I sometimes wonder if I will ever get everything clean and back in place.  I wanted to join in on the fun at AAA Cards Clean and Simple Challenges because they are celebrating their fourth birthday.  I had a new image stamp by Hampton Art which I was wanting to get "inky" and decided to use it for a birthday card.   Thanks for stopping by and guess I better get back to work cleaning and putting things where they go.

I'm linking this card up to the following challenges:

AAA Cards Clean & Simple Challenge (Create A Birthday Card)

Addicted to Stamps and More (Photo Inspiration/See Below)



CARD RECIPE:
Stamps -- Hampton Art (Image) and Jillibean Soup (Sentiments
Ink Pad -- Clearsnap (Wicked Black)
Watercolor Crayons -- Staedtler
Watercolor Paper -- Canson
Sequins -- Pretty Pink Posh
Cardsstock -- Recollections


Friday, June 1, 2018

Be Happy Coffee Card

I have a final card to share for the Spring + Summer Coffee Lover's Blog Hop.  I love the stamped sentiment on this one by Riley & Company.  Only my sentiment should read "Get Up, Get Coffee and Start Cleaning Up Sheetrock Dust.  (Wink.)  Yep, still at it....afraid I will be doing this for weeks.  You think I am exaggerating?  Nope.  I keep telling myself the end result will be worth it....I do like the wallpaper gone and walls painted but not the huge mess it created getting that way.  Feel welcome to grab a vacuum and visit anytime.  ;)  There are some beautiful coffee themed cards at the blog hop.  I'm enjoying looking at them at the end of the day with my feet up (after cleaning, cleaning, cleaning).  Go check them out!  Already looking forward to the next one and you can be sure I won't be painting.  ;)

CARD RECIPE:
Stamp -- Riley & Company (Sentiment)
Ink Pad -- Clearsnap (Wicked Black)
Cardstock -- Recollections
Vintage Image -- Tim Holtz Photobooth
Die Cut Word -- Silhouette Design Store


Thursday, May 31, 2018

You & Me Coffee Card

I have a quick post for the Spring + Summer Coffee Lover's Blog Hop.  I did this card a couple of days ago and am just now posting.  I have been up to my eyeballs in awful white sheetrock dust.  The painter finished yesterday and I am trying to get things cleaned up.....not easy when there is white powder everywhere.  ;(  I never dreamed it would get in the closets too.  I opened the linen closet in the bathroom being redone and the contents were white!  My daughter and I are going over every square inch of the rooms which were affected.    Fun times at my house I tell ya!  (Wink.)  Remind me to never schedule another paint job during the Coffee Lover's Blog Hop.  It has seriously cut into my crafting time....boo!

CARD RECIPE:
Stamps -- Neat & Tangled
Ink Pad -- Clearsnap (Wicked Black)
Markers -- Staedtler Triplus Color
Decorative Tag -- Hampton Art
Washi Tape -- The Paper Studio
Embossing Folder -- Sizzix
Baker's Twine -- The Twinery
Cardstock -- Recollections


Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Good Mood Coffee Card

How about a fun summer coffee card?  With all the stripping wallpaper and paint mess going on in my upstairs, it was nice slipping into my craft room to create for fun.  There are some beautiful cards at the Spring + Summer Coffee Lover's Blog Hop.  Go check them out if you haven't already.  Thanks for stopping by and cross your fingers, toes and eyes (ouch) that the painter finishes up this week.  

CARD RECIPE:
Stamps -- Newton's Nook (flamingo) and Casual Fridays (sentiment)
Ink Pad -- Clearsnap (Wicked Black)
Markers -- Staedtler Triplus Color
Die Cuts -- Silhouette (Sun Blackground and "Summer Coffee") and Sizzix (Coffee To Go Cup)
Cardstock -- Recollections
Sequins -- Jillibean Soup
Wooden Word -- Jillibean Soup
Clear Glaze -- Glossy Accents by Ranger


Tuesday, May 29, 2018

I'm Sorry Coffee Card

It is amazing what you can make even though your house is a MESS.  ;)  The stripping wallpaper and paint job saga is still going on and the little voice in my head keeps asking "what were you thinking?"  ;)  The other voice keeps saying it will be nice once it is finished.....if I live that long.  ha-ha  Meanwhile I sneaked in my craft room and forgot about "paint messes" while creating a card for the Spring + Summer Coffee Lover's Blog Hop.   Thanks for stopping by and send vibes the painter finishes this week.  I want my house back in order....especially my craft room!  (Wink.)

CARD RECIPE:
Stamps -- Katzelkraft (Images) and Sparkle N Sprinkle (Sentiment)
Ink Pad -- Clearsnap (Wicked Black)
Markers -- Staedtler Triplus Color
Patterned Paper -- Jillibean Soup
Embossing Folder -- Sizzix
Square Die Cut -- Gina Marie Designs
Sequins -- Pretty Pink Posh
Cardstock -- Recollections
Baker's Twine -- The Twinery
Clear Glaze -- Glossy Accents by Ranger
Foam Tape -- Scotch/3M