Friday, October 12, 2018

Rain or Shine

Making a super quick post today.  I needed to share this cutie pie card using Hello Bluebird Stamps.  The images are just so cute!



Isn't it adorable?  I just love this set.  This sweet girl and her ducky friend.  My daughter loves it to, she came by and made a loud squeak when she looked at the duck.  Obviously the HB are the main images.  I stamped and colored them using my Copics and cut them with my Scan n' Cut. I used this light blue base and cut it using my Avery Elle Wonky Stitches die.  I stamped the raindrops and puddles directly on the blue.  

I am entering this into: 






Monday, October 8, 2018

Gratitude- Clean and Simple

It isn't often that I make a CAS card, but I did this weekend and thought I'd play in the CASology Challenge.  The current theme is Gratitude.   I am also playing along with the Poppy Stamps Challenge




Here is my card, which fits perfectly with the themes
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This card was entirely inspired by this Poppy Stamps Die.  I cut it out in white and used distress inks to add color to it.  The colors included Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Vintage Photo and Scattered Straw.  I simply used some post it notes to mask off the areas I didn't want to color.   I set that aside and whipped out this We R Memory Keepers 3D embossing folder embossed this white CS.  I pulled out a bit more White CS and stamped and embossed this sentiment from Pretty Pink Posh using Wow Embossing Powder. 

Here is another view.


That is it for today.  I appreciate your visit and kind comments! 


Saturday, October 6, 2018

Layer Cake

Good morning!  I hope you are having a good weekend. 

I have a bright and lovely card to share with you today.  One for a very special occasion. 



Isn't it lovely?!  I would eat that cake for sure!  In fact, I think if I had it now, I would.  

This card is made using Trinity Stamps Decorate-a-Cake set.  I started by creating the small square cake.  I masked each side and lined up the edges.  Once I had my small square, I masked the middle and stamped the big square cake around it.   I colored the cake with different pinks and then colored and added the roses and came back in with highlights.  I added these gold layers in between.  


I set this aside and created my backdrop with this Memory Box die.  It is 5.25 X 4, I cut it down into a square.  I stamped and die cut the sentiment and added to the top.  I came back in  added these Trinity Sprinkles.

One more angle for you.




I hope you like this card.  Thank you for your visit!

Entering this into:

The Flower Challenge #25- Add Sparkle




Saturday, September 29, 2018

National Coffee Day

Scroll Down for Trinity Stamps National Coffee Day Blog Hop Post. 

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Happy Saturday friends... AND.... Happy National Coffee Day!!!!  The Coffee Loving Cardmakers Design Team is so happy to have you here to share this National Coffee Day Blog Hop with us!  We have a lot of fun in store for you!   

You should have hopped here from Lori's blog.  If not, head to the CLC blog to start at the beginning.  You are gonna want to do that because we have Super Sponsor Prizes today that are going to be given away at random stops along the hop!  They include: 

Avery Elle - $25 Gift Code
CAS-ual Fridays Stamps - $25 Gift Code
Ellen Hutson LLC - $25 Gift Card
Gina K Designs - Two $50 Gift Cards
Honey Bee Stamps - $25 Gift Card
Joy Clair - $25 Gift Card
Lawn Fawn - $25 Gift Card
Newton's Nook Designs - $25 Gift Card
Pink & Main - $25 Store Credit
Precious Remembrance - Little Things stamp set + exclusive coupon savings
Reverse Confetti - $15 Gift Card
STAMPlorations - $15 Gift Card
Studio Katia - A Cup of Thanks Stamp Set & Coordinating Die Set
Trinity Stamps LLC - Coffee with Character stamp set


That is over $400 worth of prizes hidden along the trail!!!!  Leave a comment on this post as well as comment along the way for a chance to win!  Commenting will be open through Saturday, October 6th at 11:55 pm pacific.  Winners for the prizes above will be posted on Monday, October 8th.

It just so happens you have hit one of those prize stops!!!  I am giving away the Trinity Stamps LLC - Coffee with Character stamp set.  WOOHOO! 



On to my projects!

Here is my first card:



It is a love affair between these two adorable cups!  These are from that same Trinity Coffee with Character Stamp Set I am giving away!  Soooo cute.  I love that this was created with legs, arms, eyes, etc.   First I die cut this Hero Arts Circle.  When it was I stamped and colored the cups with my Copics.  Being that the handle can move from side to side, it was perfect to get these love cups close together.  I added the eyes, mouth and face.  The splashes and sloshing coffee were hand drawn using my Copics.  The drips coming together at the top make the perfect platform for this woodchip heart that I colored and highlighted.  Once I had my little lover's ready, I cut this DP base using my Avery Elle Wonky Stitches Die.  The sentiment is from Trinity's Caffeinated Sentiments set. 

Next Up.....



.... TA DA!  Coffee is the star of the show!

This one started out with these adorable pets from Your Next Stamp.  They are from the Cool Cats and Paw-some Pups Sets.  They are super fun and I enjoyed coloring them with my Copics.  They are prefect to show off this delicious coffee which is a die cut from Fun Stamper's Journey.  Once I had the vision in my mind, I put them on this flashy blue stripped designer paper that I cut with Avery Elle Wonky Stitches.  I stamped the sentiment and then sprinkled these stars around, which are from a Memory Box die and some star sequins.  Finally, I put it on a red based to draw out the red in the card.

Last but not least is my Halloween Card:



The funnest thing about this card is that almost everything these characters are wearing is made from the Trinity Coffee With Character Stamp set!  The dies are YNS.

The clown was my first idea and I build them all from there. The Clown uses the whipped cream and colored rainbow Style.  The nose is a red pearl and the glasses are a die from YNS.  Up to the left you will see the Movie Star.  Her hair is from the steam in the set.  Again, the glasses are from YNS, I colored them red and added rhinestones to the sides and a diamond earring on the ear, which is made out of a portion of a cup handle.  Top right we have the Safari Guide.  His mustache was hand drawn and colored and the hat is a combo of a plate and dome lid, masked and stamped together.  Last but not least on the bottom right is my fave, Maleficent.  Her collar is from the coffee steam and her horns are made from a croissant!  I think that was my most brilliant moment in the whole thing!  You can see below for the various parts of the coffee set.  But first, I want you to know that the backdrop is the YNS Photo Booth Panel Die set.  It was the perfect layout for these cuties.  I loved adding the SMILE in the middle with highlights and the Happy Halloween sentiment from Lawn Fawn.  The Doodlebug star bling was the final touch. 

Adding this one to the YNS challenge 98




OK, I hope you enjoyed this and will head over to Chris' blog next!

Head on over to the CLC blog for all the hop details and a list of Super Sponsor's that are hopping with us!  Thank you for your visit!!!!




National Coffee Day Hop - Trinity



Saturday is here and so is National Coffee Day.  You probably know the CLC blog is hosting a hop today and Trinity Stamps has it's own sub-hop going on.   This project is part of that hop and is loaded with some tasty treats.  





My project for this hop features the Coffee with Character and Caffeinated Sentiments stamp sets.  I really love the versatility of these sets, they are fun to use.  For my card, I randomly repeat stamped bits from the coffee set on white paper.  Once I had the design I wanted I cut the paper to 4 X 5.25 so it would be just a bit smaller than the base.  I then used my Prismacolor pencils to color in my images and used a pencil blender to make the pencil smoother.  I did the same with the sentiment strip, colored and blended.  I came back in with a white Siglo pen and added the highlights.  White the colors aren't as clean as Copics, I still like the look they provide.  

Here is a close up of the sentiment: 





If you happened to stop here randomly, be sure to head to the Trinity Blog to see all the great designs from this hop and DT.  

Thanks for your visit today!





Wednesday, September 26, 2018

to POSL from FLOSL

Well, it happened, my husband has become president of our HOA.  Congrats to him!   I like to refer to him as the POSL (President of Silver Lake) and our neighbors joke that I am the FLOSL (First Lady of Silver Lake).  As we (by we I mean him...) embark on our journey to make our community great again.... I thought this would be a fun card to make.  It is a bit of a joke (obviously) but my hubby truly wants to make things better, so also a congratulatory card. 



This card features images and sentiments from Trinity Stamps Lady Liberty Stamp set. I colored the Statue of Liberty in red, white and blue using my Copics.  I like the way it turned out with the stripes as her skirt.  When making this card I wanted to give it the historic Americana feel, hence the PTI start die plate and the DP behind it.  I cut a small strip of metallic paper from Crafter's Companion and placed it through the middle with he sentiment.  I finished it off with highlights and some sparkly stars. 


Here are a few more shots showing different angles and giving you a slightly closer view of Lady Liberty. 




So this may be out of season but it feels like the appropriate way to say conrats to my hubby.  I hope you enjoyed and appreciate your visit.

Monday, September 24, 2018

Fabulous Awesome

A quick post today featuring a fun card using some Altenew Products. 


I made this card by repeat stamping the party blower and Confetti from Altenew's  Birthday Bash Stamp Set.  After I colored them all, with my copics, I due cut several layers using PTI dies and them popped the front layer out.  I then stamped the sentiment in the middle and added some blue to it. 



I feel like this makes such a fun masculine card.

Entering this into Seize the Birthday- Die Cuts or Punches