2016 Fall Coffee Lovers Hop – Decaffeinated Card

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Good morning, peeps and visitors! I’m so glad to finally be ‘plugged in’ again!! I was in rural Indiana with very spotty phone signal and the internet was down the entire time. Of course, what would you expect when the internet provider is OINC Wireless?!! When will it be working again? When pigs fly! LOL! I’ve got a lot going on, but at least I’m back to crafting on a limited basis… just in time to join the Fall Coffee Lovers Hop which started a couple of days ago.

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While travelling, I picked up the coffee coaster from Cracker Barrel knowing it could be up-cycled into a great fall colored card.

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Unfortunately some of us have been restricted to decaf coffee by our doctors. Poor us! It’s just not the same!! So I made a card for someone else who just had to give up caffeine…

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These cats aren’t getting into any trouble on decaf! It’s a real drag going into caffeine withdrawal… Somebody definitely needs a hug!! : )

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This is the first time I’ve made a circle card… so easy! I must do more of these!!

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Supplies:

  • Neat & Tangled – Purrrfect stamps and dies
  • Spellbinders – Heart Circles & Scalloped Circles dies
  • Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink
  • Copic Markers: E00, 13, 23, 25, 29, 31, 33, 37, 74; R20; W1
  • Sakura Pigma Micron pen
  • Pebbles, Inc. Basic Brights chalks
  • Darice Chocolate Lovers cardstock
  • Core’dinations white and cream cardstock
  • Tombow adhesive
  • Aleene’s Tacky Glue
  • Cracker Barrel coaster

I’m playing along with the following hops and challenges – just click on any one for more information:

If you’re hopping along with the Coffee Loving Cardmakers, enjoy the rest of the hop. I hope to be back again before it’s over… looking forward to seeing you soon!

~D.Ann

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MFT Camp Create – Stunning Shadow Stamping – Heartfelt Thanks Card

Well, we’ve down to the final session of this year’s Camp Create classes from My Favorite Things.

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If you missed my posts from the first week of camp, they start HERE. And my posts from the second week of camp start HERE. Back up half a dozen posts to start the final week of camp. It’s pretty cool to have 16 new cards and as many fabulous tips, tricks and ideas under one’s belt for free all from the comfort of home. Thank you MFT!

This final session was one of my favorites. I LOVE the beautiful card created in the demo. I don’t have any solid MFT flower stamps, so I pulled out the only solid stamps I have… hearts and heart shaped balloons, and turned them into a border of flowers.

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I can’t wait to pull out my solid flower stamps and try this… LOVE the look! I was highly disappointed to find that my brand new Teresa Collins Posh White pigment ink from Color Box, which demo’d so well at CHA, didn’t dry white at all, just turned the paper darker with its wetness. Have you tried that ink or heard of anyone having problems with it? I must try it on black and see if there’s any difference. Since I was tired I just pulled out my Memories Unicorn pigment ink and it did fine for this technique.

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Supplies:

  • My Favorite Things Heart Balloons stamp set
  • Papertrey Ink cardstock and dye inks: Hibiscus Burst & Raspberry Fizz
  • Coredinations white cardstock
  • Memories Unicorn pigment ink
  • Tombow mono adhesive
  • Misc. sequins and glue

I am participating in the following challenges – click on any one for more information:

That earns me the final badge from this final session of Camp Create, so now I have all 15 badges plus the campfire badge. Looking forward to next year’s camp!

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Thanks for stopping by and for all the kind comments you’ve been leaving!

Well, th-th-th-that’s all for now, folks! See you around the next time the whim takes me crafting!

~D.Ann

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MFT Camp Create – Farewell Bonfire – Single Layer Savvy – Grumpy Kitty Card

Welcome back to the MFT Camp Create special Farewell Bonfire (although there is one more session before it’s truly farewell).

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After pigging out on imaginary s’mores, the campfire craft session dealt with Single Layer Savvy. So I did a little masking and put together this little scene:

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I used warm and cool gray tones to add to the grumpiness and a touch of pink to show there are better times in this little guy’s life. I like how the thin black border sets  it off!

Supplies:

  • My Favorite Things stamp sets: BB I Knead You & BB You Make My Tail Wag
  • Coredinations cardstock: black, white, gray
  • Copic Markers: C1, 3; RV02, 04; W1, 3, 5
  • Sakura Pigma Micron 1 black pen
  • Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink
  • Tombow mono adhesive

This earns me the special badge…

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If you haven’t already done so, you’re going to want to join the fun as the prize is amazing!!

I am participating in the following challenges – click on any one for more information:

After a short break, I’ll be back with the final session from Camp Create.

~D.Ann

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MFT Camp Create – Divine Dry Embossing – Sunny Smiles Card

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Hello and welcome back to another session from My Favorite Things Camp Create – Divine Dry Embossing.  This one also dovetails nicely with Marker Pop’s Challenge #101: Embossing.

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I’m pleased with how this fun summer card turned out. (See also Simon Says Stamp’s Wednesday Challenge: Summer Fun.)

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Love the peridot green in that funky chameleon that I colored based on a picture of a real chameleon. (See Simon Says Stamp’s Work-it-Wednesday July 2016: Peridot)

I really like the depth the dry embossed border gives against the color blended/masked border! Not to mention that thin contrasting border around the card front. (See Simon Says Stamp’s Wednesday Challenge: Make for the Border) I hope you can see it better here:

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That earns me another badge from Camp Create:

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Supplies:

  • My Favorite Things Jumbo Peek-a-Boo Circles Windows Die-namics dies & BB Polynesian Paradise stamps
  • Papertrey Ink cardstock and dye inks: Orange Zest and Summer Sunrise
  • Coredinations white cardstock
  • Copic Markers:
    • Flower: G02; Y13, 17, 32; YG61, 63; YR02, 04
    • Chameleon: BG15, 45; G02; Y15, YR04
  • EK Success Corner Rounder punch
  • Tombow mono adhesive

I am participating in the following challenges – click on any one for more information:

I’ll be right back with the next session’s card.

~D.Ann

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MFT Camp Create – Remarkable Resist – You Make Life Beautiful Card

Welcome back for yet another session of My Favorite Things Camp Create.

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This time the focus is on Remarkable Resist. That’s great because it fits Marker Pop’s Challenge #101: Embossing.

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I took Simon Says Stamp’s Wednesday Challenge: Let’s Go Wild and went a little wild with coloring the background after heat embossing the lovely lace stamp:

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Hard to believe that’s only 4 Distress Ink Colors – They blend so well!! I love the bright, summery look! (SSS Monday challenge)

Supplies:

  • My Favorite Things BG Lace Background stamp & Simply Fabulous Sayings stamps
  • Coredinations cardstock: black & white
  • Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Mustard Seed; Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry & Spiced Marmalade
  • Tsukineko Versamark ink
  • Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink
  • Tombow mono adhesive

I’m playing along with the following challenges – click on any one for more information:

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Well, that gets me another badge and half way through the camp sessions!

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I’ll be back tomorrow to post the rest. I’d be happy if you’d stop back by!

~D.Ann

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MFT Camp Create – Awesome Ombre – Amazing Card

Hello and welcome back to the second session from My Favorite Things Camp Create crafting cabin!

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This time the focus was on Awesome Ombre.

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I love those fun summer colors! Here’s the inside:

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You can tell I’m starting to do a LITTLE inside some of my cards. Some day I’ll start decorating them up proper. : )

Supplies:

  • My Favorite Things Concentric Circles stencil, Doubly Amazing Die-namic die, and Simply Fabulous Sayings stamp set
  • Papertrey Ink cardstock: Hawaiian Shores
  • Papertrey Ink dye inks: Aqua Mist & Hawaiian Shores; Hibiscus Burst & Raspberry Fizz
  • Coredinations white cardsstock
  • Misc. adhesives

I’m joining the fun in the following challenges. Click on them for more information:

Thus I’ve earned my second badge:

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I’m off to supper. If I don’t get back tonight, I’ll see you tomorrow with the next session. Thanks for stopping by!

~D.Ann

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Oh — I almost forgot I wanted to share the gorgeous sunrise at the beach this morning…

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Yes, a cloud must’ve blocked the rays so it cut off a straight edge like that on the upper right. Pretty cool! If you follow that line straight down to the horizon, you can see three points of light in a semi-circle that are actually the sun trying to peek through the clouds. It’s not often I make it up early enough to enjoy this. Usually it’s when I’m in pain and can’t sleep. I grab a frap at Starbucks and go watch the glorious show and meditate on some scriptures and it helps distract me. So, if you’re not close to a beach, at least you can grab a cuppa and sit and enjoy the view – perhaps it’ll distract you, too! : )

 

 

 

MFT Camp Create – Monochromatic Magic – Simply Wonderful Cards

Long time no see! Sorry!! I’ve been down with another virus. Ugh. What a year. Anyway, I’m finally starting to feel like crafting again and just in time to join the final week of My Favorite Things Camp Create.

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I am pleased to have replenished my stash of cards again and to have learned some techniques that I will be using over and over again. The first session in the craft cabin was: Monochromatic Magic. I couldn’t decide which layout I liked best, and, since I had enough panels to make two cards, I did them both:

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They’re both the same on the inside:

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So — which one do YOU like better?

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Supplies:

  • My Favorite Things: BG Lace Background stamp, Simply Fabulous Sayings stamp set, and Herringbone Bricks stencil
  • Papertrey Ink Cardstock: Hibiscus Burst, Lovely Lady & Raspberry Fizz
  • Papertrey Ink Dye Inks: Hibiscus Burst, Lovely Lady & Raspberry Fizz
  • American Crafts Double Sided Tape
  • Martha Stewart Crafts Essential Colors Glitter: Tourmaline
  • Tsukineko Versamark Ink
  • Inkadinkado Linen White embossing powder
  • Misc. adhesives

I’m entering one of these in the MFT Camp Create Monochromatic Magic link up (still haven’t decided which!). If you’d like to join the fun, click HERE for more information.

That earns me the first badge:

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I’ll be back real soon with the next session!

~D.Ann

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