Tuesday, September 19, 2017


Squeee! I love how this turned out! The trees are a combo of wet on wet watercoloring, smooshing (ground) and spattering. I layered those and left them curved from the water so they have even greater dimension. The cool thing is that they lie flat but spring right back up so great for mailing. I framed them with a circle in white so the scene really pops. I used Copics to color the rest of the card. This card is a great example of why I have a stupid amount of Copics--so I always have the perfect colors!  LOL.

I'm entering this in Make My Monday #55 Autumn Colors, HLS September Watercolor Challenge, HLS Anything Goes with Dies Challenge, SIP #117 Watercolor

The Details:  Craftin Desert Divas Timber, Shake It Up and Fall Borders dies, Distress Ink Candied Apple, Mustard Seed, Carved Pumpkin, Vintage Photo and Gathered Twigs, Distress Oxide Peacock Feathers, VersaFine Vintage Sepia, Copics, Canson 90lb watercolor paper

Monday, September 18, 2017

Pumpkin Spice Everything

Even though I knew it was coming, it seems like the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop snuck up on me. Hi! Miss me? Why, yes! LOL.

I've made a few cards for the hop, including this little number using a new character, Lili C, to the Love Cynthia lineup.  Isn't she adorable? I paired her with a variety of pumpkin images and fall paper in an homage to everything pumpkin spice. I may hate the texture of pumpkin pie but I love me some pumpkin spice!
The Details:  Love Cynthia Lili C #1 and Coffee Addict, Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Duo 3, Thoughtful Greetings and Giving Thanks (pumpkin), Lawn Fawn Forest Feast (pie), Pebbles Midnight Haunting 6x6 Paper, PTI Kraft cardstock, Ranger Multi Medium Matte, Scor-Tape, Simon Says Stitched Rectangle Die, Copics

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Cards in Envy Easy as 1, 2, 3

My card for the current Cards in Envy Challenge is indeed easy as 1,2,3. I wanted super easy and reproducible. This card totally fits the bill.  Stenciled leaves, simple diecut and an embossed sentiment. Boom!

I'm entering this in AAA #99 CAS Autumn Colors, Less Is More #346 Take Flight

The Details:  Waffle Flower Feeling Gratitude, Neat and Tangled Maple Thanks die used as stencil, Gina Marie Designs Stitched Scalloped Rectangle die, Versamark, mystery embossing powder, Distress Ink Squeezed Lemonade and Mustard Seed, Distress Oxide Candy Apple

Long Time No Tea

Another fall-inspired card using some of the elegant florals from the Midnight Haunting pad. And a two-fer for using NBUS with the MFT stamps and dies. Woo hoo!

I'm entering this in the Fall Coffee Lovers Hop, Fusion Teacup Flowers

The Details: MFT Cup of Tea and Tea Party dies, Pebbles Midnight Haunting 6x6 Paper, Distress Oxide Abandoned Coral and Spiced Marmalade, Distress Ink Mustard Seed, Recollections Mirror Board, Ranger Multi Medium Matte and Fine White Embossing Powder, Versafine

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Shh . . . Coffee Time

I have another fun card for the Fall Coffee Lovers Hop using Stamplorations--working on the Stamplorations cards for the hop launch yesterday made me go through my stash and find stamps I had forgotten about.  Becca's line is one of my favs because of her love of the snark! Isn't that sentiment and image perfect for a funny Halloween card? And so true!

I'm also entering this in the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers #93 Lost and Found and the Stamplorations Never-Ending Anything Goes Challenge

The Details: Stamplorations Dark Coffee - Big Grins and Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Die, Pebbles Midnight Haunting 6x6 Paper, Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress Inks, Carta Bella Witch Hats stencil, Sugarpea Designs Spooky Border die (bats)

Friday, September 15, 2017

Stamplorations and the Coffee Hop!

Stamplorations has released some new coffee sets just in time for the Fall Coffee Lovers Hop!  They are divine! Go check out the main post for more ideas on how to use them.

These typografia sets remind me of old timey sandwich boards--large and in charge and fun. For the first card I wanted the illusion of freshly poured coffee, like a LOT of coffee. Check! I had thought to include a background of clocks on my design then realized what I had on hand was a compass. Sorta close. LOL.

For the second card, I went back to the sandwich board and pieced together a girl with the mug as her skirt. Stands between?  Get it? Oh, yes, I went there!
The Details Card 1: Typografia Coffee NowCoffee Happy, Dark Brown Brushos, Copics, Distress Oxide Vintage Photo, Zigs

The Details Card 2:  Typografia A Girl and Her CoffeeParty GirlCoffee Happy Stamplorations Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies, Copics, Memento Tuxedo Black

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Mice Friend

Playing with one of my new CCD sets. The country girl in me is peeking out!

Notables notes for this card:
  1. I used a stencil and Distress Oxide Ink to create the subtle shading on the skirt.
  2. I used a Sakura white gel pen for the dots on the apron.
  3. I mottled the scarecrow's face using a tiny sponge and Copic 0 various ink
  4. The subtle green at the bottom of the circle reminds me of Autumn so much as the colors of summer leach away.
The Details: Craftin Desert Divas Harvest Wishes and Harvest Borders die, Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Chill 6x6 paper, Distress Oxide Antique Linen and Broken China, Distress Ink Mowed Lawn, VersaFine Vintage Sepia, Memento Tuxedo Black, PTI Banner die, MFT Pierced Circle die, Copics, Echo Park Diagonal Buffalo Plaid Stencil