Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Keep Calm and Drink COFFEE



 




I love coffee.  If I could have it in IV form I would had a continuous drip going.  These cards are actually a CASE of this one.  I changed the colors, added buttons, used a die for the word "COFFEE".  I got this stamp set and the matching dies just before I moved and this is my first time playing with them.  I just how the word "COFFEE" pops over the cup, it gives it a lot of emphasis.

Recipe:
Stamps:  Coffee - Verve
Paper:  Crumbcake, WW, DP, Ruby Red, Pacific Point
Ink:  Baked Brown Sugar
Accessories:  Buttons, Verve Coffee Die






Monday, July 13, 2015

Flowers for You


I think of this card as kind of retro because I used are old supplies that I have had for a few years.  Stamp is from an older SU Sale-A-Bration set.  The papers and punches I have had for a while too.  The sketch is from MFTWSC 198 from almost a year ago.

I made this card to give to give with a surprise gift to a co-worker.  This co-worker is going through the hot sticky summer while pregnant and needed more comfortable scrubs.  Everyone in the office chipped in and got her a couple of new sets maternity scrubs.  It is a blessing to work in an office where we can express kindness towards each other.  It was a blessing for me making this card as it stirred up my creative mojo and I had a lot of fun.

Recipe:
Stamps:  Punch Bunch
Paper:  Crumbcake, Groovy Guava, Ruby Red,WW, DP
Ink:  Ruby Red
Accessories:  Scallop Punch, Small Flower Punch, Crop-a-dile, Brads, Paper Piercing tool

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Wedding Congrats!




These cards were made for some people I know who got married recently.  My creative mojo is still lacking, so I went to Pinterest and found this.  It is such a beautiful card so I decided to CASE it, not only once but twice.  It is a very quick and easy design that I will probably be using again.

Recipe:
Stamps: Wedding - Inkadinkado
Ink:  Tuxedo Black
Paper:  WW, Basic Black, Lavender Lace, Bermuda Bay
Accessories:  Embossing Folder, Stick on Gems, Stick on Pearls, Flower Punch

Friday, July 3, 2015

Your Kindness Shows

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A very good friend of mine, and member of my Waterlilyz Table gave me a couple of stamps recently.  She is a very kind and giving lady, and a spiritual mentor to many.  I made this card card for her using one of the stamps she gave me.  

The stamp is a large background stamp by Judi Kins called Acorns and the sentiment is from Lotus Blossom by SU.  I meant to use a grey marker to color the tops of the acorns but I grabbed black by mistake.  It was until I colored about 5 of the acorns that I realized my error.  Close up the acorns look better than in the picture.  It is hard to see, but I sprayed a little Glimmer Mist on the background image to add some sparkle.  

Recipe:
Stamps:  Acorns - Judy Kins, Lotus Blossom - SU
Paper:  WW, Crumbcake
Ink;  Strawberry Slush, Green Galore
Accessories:  Ribbon, Glimmer Mist, Punch, SU Markers

Sunday, June 28, 2015

You're Too Kind



This is one of the cards that I made for my friends who helped me move.  I'm pretty much settled in now with just about all of the boxes unpacked.  My craft stuff is semi-organized in it's new home.  I keep moving things around a bit, but my room is pretty much set up now.

Every time I take a long pause in my card making, I feel rusty when getting back into it.  I guess my mojo needs warming.  This card is very simple, with just a touch of whimsy.  I look forward to making more cards, with more frequency, in my new space.

Recipe:
Stamps: Too Kind - SU
Ink:  Gumball Green, Strawberry Slush, Crisp Cantaloupe
Paper:  WW, Crisp Cantalope
Accessories:  Stick on Gems, Embossing Folder, Big Shot