Tuesday, July 31, 2018

London is calling

I am up on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog with another Inspiration Challenge for you.  This one is London Tea themed... why?  well, head on over there to find out ;)

I have used some Authentique Papers along with a die from SugarPea Designs and stamps from Altenew and PTI.

For more information, head on over to the CLC Blog.

Monday, July 30, 2018

Mindful Monday - outside

What is Mindful Monday?  well... it is explained here, but in a nutshell, documenting simple things that just make us happy.  I think it is important to take the time to be mindful and just appreciate what we have, and the simple and amazing things that surround us in our daily lives.  

This week's prompt is 'outside'

What does that mean to you? having tea/coffee/beer on your deck? pushing your kids on a swing? enjoying the beauty of your flower garden? going for a walk?....

Me: although sometimes I don't admit it... I love our forests ;)  I would absolutely jump at a chance to own a cabin in the woods!

I have used more of the Wander collection by My Mind's Eye along with some Unity stamps (Epic Moments and A Summer Story) to help document my thoughts.

The cut file is from Kerri Bradford.  I love the Paradise sentiment from the A Summer Story KOTM as it is so true!

Now I would love to see your take on the prompt.  What simple pleasure makes your heart happy when you hear the word 'outside'?

Friday, July 27, 2018

CLC and Stamplorations blog hop

Hi everyone and welcome to the Collaboration Blog Hop between CLC and Stamplorations!  As always be sure to be commenting along the way as there is a prize... $25 STAMPlorations Gift Certificate - but you have to comment on all blogs.

You should have arrived from Kathy's Blog - if not you may want to go back to the beginning and start from there.  

I have used more of my Wander collection from My Mind's Eye as I still have the CLC inspiration challenge on my brain. I have used the Anywhere There's Coffee stamp set and coordinating die along with the Coffeeology Stamp set. I love how they work so well together. 

I mounted the mug on foam squares for dimension.

Ok, thank you for visiting and next on the list is: Lisa 

Same Stamps, same basic sketch two different looks

I am up on the Unity Blog today sharing a couple of cards.  Both have used the same stamps and basic sketch... but they have different looks.

I have used Echo Park paper on both... and I even did some coloring on the more traditional one... I'm happy with how the jeans turned out.

For more details, please head on over to the Unity Blog.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

You are one Fineapple - Inspired By pool time

The new Inspired By Challenge is up and this week I took it pretty literal.  I pulled one of the images and put it right onto my card ;)

I used the pineapple2stamp from The Stamps of Life along with the coordinating die to create this fun card.

I actually stamped it on yellow cardstock and then colored with copics.  I cut the chair with my Silhouette then added texture with the woodgrain texture from SU!.

The pineapple (and his glasses) are mounted on foam squares for dimension.  I then added the die cut sentiment 

Here is the inspiration... can you tell how I was inspired?! Go check out the rest of the DT and of course play along!

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

National Wine and Cheese Day

Did you know today was National Wine and Cheese day?  In honor of the occasion, I challenged myself to use some of my neglected wine theme supplies.  

I have a quick and easy card to share.  It feels good to finally ink up the Uncorked Stamp set from PTI.  I paired it up with a SU! stamp set... they go well together don't they?  I mounted the main image on foam squares the the center panel on foam strips.  Like I said, quick and easy. My friend's birthday is coming up and she likes her wine... perfect for her.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Grillin' and Chillin'

I am up on the A Flair for Buttons blog today with this fun BBQ themed card.  I had to have the BBQ flair when I saw it as BBQ foods are my favorite!

The papers are the Good Day Sunshine papers from Echo Park. I cut the apron with my Silhouette. I fussy cut the banner from some of the pattern paper so I had to add a beer... don't you think?  I used the Keep Calm, Have a Beer stamp from Unity.

For more details, please see the AFFB Blog.

Monday, July 23, 2018

Mindful Monday - Fruit

Hey, I'm a little late posting as this is live crafting happening.  I'm not sure where the time goes, as I am on summer vacation but for some reason I am finding it harder to get my crafting done! LOL

What is Mindful Monday?  well... it is explained here, but in a nutshell, documenting simple things that just make us happy.  I think it is important to take the time to be mindful and just appreciate what we have, and the simple and amazing things that surround us in our daily lives.  

This week's prompt is fruit.

So... what does that mean to you?  Are you a teacher and an apple has a special place in your heart? what about grandma's apple pies?  Picking blackberries for jam with your mom? Or maybe it is pineapple because you first had it while on a tropical vacation?.....

Me... I'm cherry!

I have used Good Day Sunshine papers from Echo Park (the lemon/cherry and gingham paper had me) along with the fabulous Berry Bliss stamp set from Sunny Studio Stamps.  You know I had to have the stamp set because of those cherries right?  I cut the title with my Silhouette.

Anyways onto the cherry. I absolutely love the taste of cherries. I look forward to them every summer.  I don't like canned, maraschino or even cherry pie... just the sweet, juicy fresh ones.

Perhaps it is because of the memory I have attached to them... or just the taste, either way.  I savor every cherry I have as I know, when they are gone, I have to wait a year!

My grandma had a cherry tree in her yard.  She would bring us ice cream buckets full of cherries every year.  I looked forward to it.  I remember grabbing the whole bucket and a bowl for the pits and hunkering down to eat.  My mom would say, "don't eat too many..."  I don't remember how many I ate at a time, but I love the memory that I have of cherries and my grandma.

Now I would love to hear what fruit just makes you happy and why.

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Sketchy Saturday with Pebbles and Technique Tuesday

Hi everyone, glad you stopped by for another Sketchy Saturday.  I wasn't sure I'd get anything posted today.  I am on summer holidays so you would think I have more time to craft but that doesn't seem to be happening!

Anyways, I snuck in a quick card for today.
I used some Pebbles paper and it fit well with the fun Funny Fruits Stamp set by Technique Tuesday, I will have fun with this one.  Love the orange and banana too!

I stamped, paper pieced and mounted the pineapple on foam squares over top of some stickers that came in the collection.  I then added the chipboard sunglasses... they fit perfectly don't you think?

Check out the fun stamp set:

Also playing at:

City Crafter

Now I would love to see your take on the sketch:

Friday, July 20, 2018

CLC and Fun Stampers Journey

Hey welcome to the FSJ and CLC Collaboration blog hop!

Fun Stampers Journey Collaboration Hop
Friday, July 20, 2018
6:00 am pacific
Prize = $25 gift certificate to Fun Stampers Journey
To be eligible for the prize, please leave comments on all participating blogs.  Commenting will close on Friday, July 27 at 11:55 pm pacific.

Just a little tidbit... FSJ only is open to the residents of the US and it's territories thus to be eligible for the gift certificate, you need to be a US citizen BUT... anyone else who is not from the US don't despair... our very own Kerry and she is offering up a prize to you so be sure to check out her post! :)

Now you should have arrived from Kathy's blog if not, be sure to start at the beginning and check out all of the wonderful creations!

I paired up the Coffee Helps Stamp set with the A Case of the Blah's collection by Pinkfresh Studio.

I love all of the images in the stamp set.  For this first card I stamped on cardstock then I mounted the stamped image on foam squares for dimension.  

Next up, the image was stamped on pattern paper, although I did add a touch of white cardstock for the inside of the mug.  It too was mounted on foam squares. 

Now if you haven't checked out the FSJ blog or CLC blog, be sure to do so and good luck!

Christmas in July - an interactive card

I am up on the Unity Blog today, sharing this fun interactive card.  I used some papers by Photoplay, dies from My Favorite Things and an Action Wobblers.

So cute don't you think?  For mor information, check out the Unity Blog.

Also playing at:

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Inspired By... Beach Day

A new challenge is up at Inspired By and this week's photo has me thinking of the beach.

I am using up some older Elle's Studio papers... love when I can stash bust like that ;) Need to do it more, LOL!

I stamped some fun sentiments from the Summer Adventures stamp set by Technique Tuesday, which I can see myself using a lot it is a great stamp set!

To carry out the theme, I die cut a sand dollar and shell using the shells2stamp dies from The Stamps of Life and mounted them on foam squares.

Here is the inspiration photo... come play along:

Also playing at:

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