Wednesday, March 29, 2017

With Love and Prayers

Love these coloring cards by Gina K Designs.  It takes a good bit of time to color but oh so fun to color them different each time.
The sequins look so pink in the photo but in reality they reflect the green, yellow, and orange that are in the butterfly. 

Challenges:
Simon Monday - wings
Simon Wednesday - anything
Cardz TV - anything goes
Crafty Creations - anything
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Crafty Awesomeness - anything
7 Kids College Fund - anything
Stamploration CAS
Daily Marker - 30 days color

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Birthday Sweets

Sometimes a card just comes together with little effort and you like the results! This was one of those times.

I've had this designer paper forever and I've had this cute stamp set by Paper Sweeties for many a month without using it.  Look how well they go together.
Ovals are Spellbinder.  Image colored with Copics and pencils.

Challenges:
All Sorts Challenge - cakes, cupcakes, sweet treats
Crafty Creations - anything
Crafty Awesomeness - anything
7 Kids College Fund - anything
Stamploration CAS
  Daily Marker - color
Die Cuttin Divas - anything 

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Coffee For A Chilly Spring

As I am making cards for the Coffee Lovers Spring Challenge, I printed up this cute digital stamp which I downloaded in the winter's blog hop.  I know our cards are supposed to be Spring related and I know this bear is wearing a sweater and scarf but that is what we are doing this Spring!  Only 45 degrees again today.  Sure doesn't feel like Spring.  So my solution was to use Spring colors and add a few flowers to the card.
The sketch is MFT:
The BG paper is digital.  The sentiment is an old stamp of unknown source in my collection of miscellaneous stamps.  The image is colored with Copics and cut out with a Spellbinder die.   The tiny flower in the bear's hair (well, actually just on her head 😀) is cut with a punch.  The sentiment is fussy cut.
Whatever the weather, even if it is cold, I hope you will enjoy the day (and a cup of coffee will help!)

Challenges:
Simon Monday - layers
MFT sketch
Simon Wednesday -  more than one die or punch
CardzTV - anything 
All Sorts - sweet treats
Crafty Creations - anything
Cutie Pie - dies and digis
7 Kids College Fund - anything
Spring Coffee Lovers challenge
Daily Marker - color

Saturday, March 25, 2017

It All Stacks Up

It is cold and drizzly, my husband is watching March Madness so I am in my craft room with the heater on, enjoying the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and challenge.

This is a digi stamp I downloaded from one of the past Coffee Lovers Challenges.  Used up some scraps by paper piecing each cup.  I didn't want to try to fussy cut the handles so I cut those off , pieced the cup, and then used a Copic to color the handles.  The rectangle cut is a MFT Stitched Rectangle die and the flowers are done with a Cuttlebug die.
Sketch is Tuesday Morning :
Challenges:
Coffee Lovers Challenge
Simon Monday - layers
Simon Wednesday - two or more dies
Work It Wednesday - green
Daily Marker
Deep Ocean - flowers everywhere
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Cutie Pie - cutest digi stamp and dies
Crop Stop - anything
7 Kids College Fund - anything
Stamploration - theme Spring


Spring and Coffee

Yes, I love both.  And I love the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop challenge.  So here is another card.
Even though it take a bit of time to color this kind of image, I do enjoy it.  I used Copics.  The image, by the way, is a free digital image from Stamplorations.
The cup on the flower petals is a stamped image and cut with corresponding die by Latina Crafts.  The flower petals were cut with a Cuttlebug die.  Sentiment is cut with a Spellbinder tag die.
Don't you think all those flowers (even without the coffee) would perk someone up?
Sketch is this weeks sketch at MFT:
 I couldn't bear to cover up any of those pretty flowers so I put the sentiment under the image.

Challenges:
MFT - sketch 
Simon Monday - layers
Simon Wednesday - use more than one die
Deep Oceans - flowers everywhere
Daily Marker - color
7 Kids College Fund - anything
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Crop Stop - anything
Stamploration Theme - Spring
Stamploration Never ending challenge
Coffee Lovers Challenge

Friday, March 24, 2017

Proof It Is Spring

We can not prove it is Spring by the weather but we know it is Spring because it is time for the Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.  I love these blog hops. SO many wonderful ideas and inspiration.
This is the first card I will enter (hope to enter serveral).
The digital image is by From the Heart and I used this weeks sketch at FTH:
The image panel is backed with a cut with the MFT Stitched Rectangle dies.  The one layer of flower is from my stash and then I cut out the yellow flower with a Cuttlebug die to put on top.  Center is a melted Perler bead.
I chose the yellow seam binding that is hand dyed.  I thought it looked like a coffee stain 😊.

Challenges:
From the Heart - sketch
Crafty Awesomeness
Daily Marker
Work It Wednesday - use green
7 Kids College Fund - anything
Simon Monday - layers
Simon Wednesday - more than one die
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Coffee Lovers Hop
Stamploration - theme : Spring

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Better and Stronger

Tomorrow my husband and I will celebrate our anniversary - 49 years.  Neither one of us can believe we are old enough for that number but our bodies are starting to convince us that we are indeed.  Even though our bodies are showing wear and tear with the years, our love for each isn't wearing out. It is thriving not just surviving.  God's grace and gift.
This is the card I made for him. 
This cute image is Dearie Dolls.   Sketch is Tuesday Morning Sketch:
This was my first time to use two new dies from Stamploration.  I put tiny pieces of dimensional tape under the letters of Always and used only the hearts from the Clustered Hearts die.  Image is cut with Die-namics Stitched Rectangles.
Even though "my" dress doesn't have flowers, I used the orange and red in one of the dresses in the inspiration photo for the Cutploration challenge.

Challenges:
Simon Says Wednesday - more than one die
Daily Marker - 30 days coloring
Simon Monday - layers
Tuesday Morning Sketch
Cartz TV Anything Goes Challenge
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Cutie Pie - cutest digi stamp and die
7 Kids College Fund - anything
Stamploration Never Ending 
 Cutploration