You would think after spending a couple of hours getting my alcohol markers organized and in new storage units this card would have coloring on it. (Wink.) After looking over all the challenges posted today though, it is alcohol marker free. Oh well, tomorrow is another day (my favorite Scarlett O'Hara quote...wink). My butterflies thank you card is linking up to the following:
Sharing one more card for the Coffee Lover's Summer Blog Hop. It has a sentiment which is close to my heart. I am an avid reader and even like to listen to books while I craft. Add coffee to that mix and you have a little piece of heaven on earth (wink). I will be linking this card to the following challenges:
This is one of my favorite vintage images and thought what a "hoot" it would be to use a funny coffee sentiment with her. This fun lady is going to use her powers for good over at the summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop. Hope you are having a nice day filled with coffee, paper crafting and air conditioning (I live in the humid South). Wink!
Stamps -- Riley & Company (RWD-409 Sentiment and RWD-356 Image)
Ink Pad -- Clearsnap (Watermark)
Embossing Powder -- Clearsnap (Black)
Image -- Lunagirl
Patterned Paper -- Momento
Cardstock -- Recollections
Diecut -- My Favorite Things (MFT-694 Zig Zag Stitched Oval)
I never get tired of coloring Art Impressions images. It is fun plus relaxing and my friends are always happy to receive them in the mail. So it's a win win situation. (Wink.) Thanks for stopping my and looking at my Beach Babe. I'm linking this card up to the following challenges:
The Coffee Lover's Summer Blog Hop is going on until June 30th. If you haven't checked it out, then you definitely should. I managed to visit my craft room this afternoon and do this card. This card is playing in the following challenges:
I have another card for the Coffee Lover's Summer Blog hop. I even learned something making this one. Did you know that "cafe" is French for coffee? So this is a French coffee card. (Wink.)
The stamps are Cafe Parisian by Graphic 45 (and distributed by Hampton Art). Since this blog hop is for summer, I used bright cheerful colors. Hope you like it and if you go to France, you will now know how to order your coffee in French! Don't say I never taught you anything! (Big wink.) I also used the sketch at Sketch Saturday for the layout inspiration. Thanks for stopping by and au revoir.
Stamps -- Hampton Art (Graphic 45 Cafe Parisian IC0365 and Jillibean Soup JB1340)
Ink Pad -- Clearsnap (Wicked Black)
Markers -- Copic
Glitter Finish -- Mod Podge by Plaid Enterprises, Inc.
I used new Distress Oxide ink pads today for the first time. I finally broke down and ordered them after seeing all the amazing looks which can be achieved. I can't wait to have more time to "play" with them since I had to do this card in a hurry. The Sea Card is playing in the waves at the following challenges:
If you have been hiding under a rock (wink), there is a fun blog hop going on until June 30th. It is the Coffee Lover's Blog Hop. What could be better than coffee themed hand made cards? Why a awesome blog hop for lots of inspiration and lots and lots of great prizes up for grabs of course! I recently bought the Art Impressions Hot Java Mama stamp set and what perfect timing for this blog hop! I used the sketch (see below) at Paper Players for inspiration too. I love coffee but guess I am a wimp since I drink decaffeinated. (Wink.) Either way you like your coffee, thanks for stopping by!
If anyone asks me what my favorite kind of card to make is, I always say funny! I love taking a humorous sentiment and putting it with a vintage image. I recently got a package of paperdolls by Tim Holtz and couldn't wait to use them on a funny card. I am joining in on the fun at the Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop with this card. I used the sketch (see below) only too at Fusion Challenge.
Stamps -- Riley & Company (RWD-312 Sentiment and RWD-356 Image)
Ink Pad -- Clearsnap (Mudslide)
Vintage Paperdoll -- Tim Holtz idea-ology (TH93555)
Embossing Folder -- Darice
Brown Drizzle Paint -- Mod Podge by Plaid Enterprises
It's summer time and my flamingo "addiction" is going strong! I even found a pretty flamingo quilt a few days ago while shopping...and it had to come home with me. I put it in one of the bedrooms upstairs to brighten it up. That bedroom is next to my craft room and will be a good place to take a summer nap or read. Have another flamingo card to share (I hope you like flamingos since they will be popping up here regularly...wink). These pretty birds want to play in the following challenges:
I have a confession to make. I struggle with one layer cards. I start making one and before I know it....it has layers! So be amazed when you see this card, it is truly a one layer card. I used a pretty floral background stamp and stamped it with black ink. Next I stamped the sentiment with Clearsnap Razzberry pigment ink and heat embossed with clear powder. I used a pink Copic to color some of the centers of the flowers. To give it a little extra "something" I then stippled the colored centers and the edges of the card with glitter Mod Podge. The last step was making myself leave the card alone and "walk away" (because you know I wanted to add a layer)! (BIG wink.) This floral one layer card (gasp) is playing in the following challenges:
I have had the rare luxury of a rainy day at home. It didn't take me long to decide how I wanted to spend it. (Wink.) It was nice being in my craft room and listening to the rain while making this card. This cute patriotic owl is going to play in the following challenges:
Card challenge blogs are a fun way to use your craft supplies and make you "think ouside the box." This was the case when I decided to play at the UnstampaBelles Challenges. You cannot use stamps with their challenges. My brain did not even know this was possible when I started making this card! (Big wink!) Every idea which came popping in my head involved a stamp. Finally though I came up with what I think is a good "try" for my first card there....but I tell you I had to re-train my brain. (Wink.) My "dude" card is playing at the following challenges:
I'm always making "girl" cards but decided to make a "boy" birthday card today. The image is from a fun set by Hampton Art. This image could be for a boy or girl depending on how you color it. This birthday boy wants to join the fun at the following challenges:
Do you have a "favorite" animal? I have always loved giraffes. When my youngest was little, I called her my "little giraffe." I did my happy dance when I saw the cute giraffe image by Winnie & Walter because I knew it wanted to live at my house. (Wink.) I'm entering this card at the following challenge sites:
One of my favorite things to do is make a funny card. Seeing the challenge at Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers of "D is for Drunk," I thought of some funny sentiment stamps by Riley & Company which would be perfect! So take a look at my "funny drinking" card!!! I'm playing in the following challenges with this card:
I've been playing nurse this week with one of my daughters so have not had time to make any cards until today. I was happy to find an hour this afternoon to escape to my "crafty cave." (Wink.) With this card, I'm entering the following challenges:
I saw the saying on this card the other day and could not stop thinking about it. It just begged to be made into a card! That's one of the good things about having my new typewriter next to the work desk in my craft room....I can use it to type unusual sentiments for my cards. I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
You know how some days are a lot busier than others? Well, this has been my BUSY day and even then I managed to find time to make a card. (BIG wink.) Hope you like my busy day card. I'm entering it in the following challenges:
It has been a long time since I tried doing a steampunk themed card. Try It On Tuesday's challenge this time around is "Steampunk" which got me motivated. I don't have a lot of actual steampunk stamps although I guess any vintage image will do (especially if you add some gears and wheels...wink). Feeling a little "steampunk rusty" so be kind when you look at this card. Maybe my gears will be turning better with the next try. I used a stamp by Deep Red I have had over a year and a half. This card is joining the following challenges:
Has summer arrived at your house? It has at mine and is hot, hot, hot! :) I was in the mood to do a summer themed card today and immediately thought of a stamp by Rubber Dance called Summer Love. It is an vintage image of a couple in swimsuits. What could be more "summer" than that? (Big wink.) The camera and sentiments are by Hampton Art. This card will "play" at the following challenges:
Marker Pop Blog Challenge (Summer of Fun Color Challenge -- have to use at least 3 of these: Dark Brown, Golden Brown, Tan, Rose, or Light Blue)