Saturday, May 7, 2016

Emboss Resist Thank You


I got to play with a stamp set that I have had for a while but have never used.  I love the style of this set but wasn't quite sure how to use it so I went to Pinterest for some inspiration.  I found many lovely examples but this one really caught my attention.  I loved the muted colors in this example of the emboss resist technique.  I added a ribbon and used a "thank you" sentiment for my cards.

Recipe:
Stamps:  Postage Due, Thank You Kindly - SU
Paper:  VV, Soft Suede
Ink:  Versamark, Baja Breeze, River Rock, Soft Suede, Mellow Moss
Accessories:  Ribbon, Postage Stamp Punch, Clear EP, Heat Tool, Sponges

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Java Joy #1


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This card was made for the Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop 2016.  Coffee,. coffee, Coffee... is aal I talk about at work until that 2nd cup kicks in.  Those that know me, know that I love my coffee and that "decaf" is actually a curse word to me.  My family is of a Caribbean  heritage where as a  child is weened off the bottle or breast, the coffee introduction begins.

This card was made in celebration of coffee.  It is a simple design but for any coffee lover I think the image and sentiments speak for them selves.

Recipe:
Stamps:  Better with You, Coffee Together - Verve
Paper:  VV, Daffodil Delight, DSP
Ink:  Memento Rich Cocoa, Garden Green
Accessories:  Verve Coffee Cup die, Corner Rounder Punch, Glitter Gel Pen

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Last of the Blizzard of 2016


In the past few days the temperatures here have been above freezing, even a couple of times in the high 50's.  The great amount of snow that was rapidly dumped on us over a week ago is melting into large puddles and streams.  I think this week should be titled "The Great Thaw of 2016".

This is the last card that I made during the Blizzard of 2016.  I CASE'd it from this card.  It was nice having an extended weekend with no where to go and nothing to do except drink coffee, watch Netflix, and make cards.

Recipe:
Stamps:  Scentsational Season, Beautiful Borders, Snowflake Soiree
Paper:  WW, Crumb Cake, Marina Mist, DP
Ink:  Rose Red, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso Craft, WW Craft
Accessories:  Framelit Dies, Stick on Gems, Corner Rounder Punch, Heat Tool

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Thanks A Latte



I had some time today to make this coffee-themed card following a couple of card making challenges.  This week's Color Throwdown #377 uses kraft, yellow, and grey.



The sketch is from this week's Mojo Monday 432.  


Recipe:
Stamps:  Perfect Blend - SU, Latte Love - Fiskars
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Basic Grey, WW, DP
Ink:  Basic Grey, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Embossing Folder, Sizzix Button die, Bakers Twine

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Blizzard Snow


This card is similar to my previous card Brrr!  I used the same Snowflake card Thinlet die but used a different embossing folder and accent colors.

Recipe:
Stamps:  None
Paper:  WW, Soft Sky
Ink:  Soft Sky
Accessories:  Snowflake card Thinlet die, Shimmer Spray, Embossing Folder, Stick on Gem