Friday, April 21, 2017

A CASE for Birthdays


As I am building up my stash of birthday cards I went to Pinterest for inspiration.  There I found this cute birthday card.  I love the simple and clean design that prompts me to use the scraps of designer paper that is overcrowding my craft room.  The flame is created by using the wing from SU's bird builder punch then sponging More Mustard ink over it.  I dusted off my Crop-a-dile and some eyelets to some decoration to the sentiment.  The colors and design are even appropriate for a masculine birthday.

Recipe:
Stamps:  Bring on the Cake - SU
Paper:  Old Olive, So Saffron, WW, DP
Ink:  More Mustard, Tangerine Tango
Accessories:  Bird Builder Punch, Crop-a-dile, Small Circle Punch, Eyelets, Sponge

Monday, April 3, 2017

Sweepie is 10!


Sweepie, my little niece whom I often write about, had her 10th birthday yesterday!  She has gone from a cute and precious little baby to the beautiful, kind, and very intelligent young lady that I am so proud to call my niece.  We had a nice bowling party for her with many of her friends and some of her classmates.  

Sweepie has had an interest in building things from boxes since she was very little.  Since seeing the movie Hidden Figures a couple of months ago, she now has a passion to become an engineer when she grows up.  She has asked for motorized Legos and Kinex kits for her birthday.  I think she ended up with over a dozen sets!  I can't wait to see all of the amazing things she will create with her birthday gifts.

Recipe:
Stamps:  Number of Years, Party This Way - SU
Paper:  Pear Pizzazz, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pool Party, DP
Ink:  Pool Party, WW Craft
Accessories:  Framelits, White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Stick on Gems, Nestabilities

Friday, March 31, 2017

This Last One is a bit of a Cheat...Spring2017CLH


So this last one is a cheat because it is not my project.  My sister Lyssa made this for my birthday 2 months ago.  This is the same sister that also gave me my Brother Scan N Cut II.  Since Lyssa does not have a blog, nor photograph her creations, I thought I would do it for her this time.  This project fits in perfectly with the Spring 2017 Coffee Lovers Bloghop. Like me, she cannot survive without her daily coffee either.  She made this altered clipboard with a coffee design.  You can see the image better in the picture below.


I do not know the maker of the image but I love it. It is two friends (or sisters) enjoying their coffee outside on a lovely Spring morning with a bright and sunny coffee cup shining on them.  Another thing that I love is butterflies.  Lyssa used butterfly washi tape on the edges.  The flower and the leaves are thick chip board cut with Tim Holtz dies.  


Wednesday, March 29, 2017

At the End of My Rainbow - Spring2017CLH


... there is a pot of coffee!  This fun card was created for the Spring Coffee Lovers Bloghop.  I used MFT Die-namics to make the rainbow and cloud.  The pot of coffee was made using an SU punch.  The sun is from a Verve die. I used coffee colored Tear Drops to create coffee drops coming down the rainbow.  The word "coffee" in the cloud was stamped with Smokey Slate and Illuminate inks then clear embossed.  The grass at the bottom was from a cutting file included in the Brother Scan N Cut II and alcohol markers.  I coated the coffee beans in the pot with a little Wink of Stella for some shimmer.

Recipe:
Stamps:  Coffee - Verve, Sprinkles of Life - SU
Paper:  WW, Chocolate Chip, Pool Party, Basic Gray, Daffodil Delight
Ink:  Early Espresso, Smokey Slate, Illuminate, Memento London Fog
Accessories:  Chameleon Pens, Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers, Sharpie Markers, Die-namics, Verve Die, SU Punch, Brother Scan N Cut II, Tear Drops, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, MISTI, Wink of Stella

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

The Lord is My Portion - Spring2017CLH


This is another card for the Spring Coffee Lovers Bloghop.  I used a Scripture stamp from Our Daily Bread Designs as the sentiment, along with a MFT flower set, and a Verve coffee stamp.  The frame around the verse was created from a cutting file included in my Brother Scan N Cut II.  


Recipe:
Stamps:  Lamentations 3:24 (Scripture Collection 5) ODBD, Flashy Florals - MFT, Better with You - Verve
Paper:  WW, Early Espresso, Certainly Celery, Crisp Cantaloupe, DP
Ink:  Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral, Certainly Celery, Pear Pizzazz, Early Espresso, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Brother SNC II, Die-namics, MISTI, Ribbon, Chameleon Pens