Hello and welcome! Today is the first day of the Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.
In last Winter’s hop there were over 600 projects linked up. This time there are over 50 Super Sponsors offering some terrific prizes, so come join the fun!
I’m starting out with a crazy bookmark:
You may remember THIS POST, where I did some watercolor painting with Glimmer Mists and made some mosaic tiles from eggshells…
When I was done, I took a manila tag and sopped up the leftover ink and had a pretty SPRING GREEN background waiting to be stamped and embellished. I then took my favorite tool – the MISTI (Most Incredible Stamp Tool Invented) and went to work.
I love the MISTI because you can lay out your stamps and embellishments exactly where you want them, then close the lid and it picks up the stamp so you can ink it and put it right back down and stamp exactly where you wanted it.
Another reason I love the MISTI is when you don’t get a clean impression the first time ’round – you just re-stamp until you’re satisfied. I can’t tell you how many projects got this far before I had my MISTI and I’d try my best to align the stamp, but it would be off, giving me a double impression and making me have to start over. That was SO frustrating! But NO more!!
It’s also great for mass-producing cards and getting perfect images on every one. (If you don’t have one yet, you might want to check out SoSuzyStamps – she’s even giving away a Mini Misti on her blog! (She’s also one of our Super Sponsors, thanks!))
Here’s a close-up of this crazy cat and you can see a bit of the shimmer on the tag. So is the feather her super cape? Did she down ALL those cups of coffee and then try to catch the family bird? That feather between her toes IS rather suspicious! I love that adorable stack of cups from STAMPlorations- Another of our Super Sponsors – thanks! That much coffee would also explain why her eyes are bugging out. lol!
The coffee ‘beans’ were a thick application of Liquid Pearls. Before they were dry I just ran a fingernail down the center.
- STAMPlorations COFFEE HAPPY stamp set
- Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Crazy Cats stamp set
- Sizzix Framelits Tim Holtz Crazy Cats dies
- Darice embossing stencil Cat (paw print)
- MISTI stamping tool
- Ranger Inkssentials Craft Tags – Manila #5 size
- Neenah Astroparche cardstock
- Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists: Crushed Shells, Fairway, Forest Green, Gold, and Mustard Seed
- Tim Holtz Idea-ology tissue tape – butterflies
- Copic Markers: E13, 23, 33, 74, 79; R32; RV04; Y13; YG17
- Pigma Micron pen 01 black
- Ranger Inkssentials Glossy Accents
- Ranger Liquid Pearls – dark chocolate
- Art-C molding paste – black
- Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Gathered Twigs
- Kuretake Zig Wink of Luna – Gold & Green
- Kuretake Zig Wink of Stella – clear
- Aleene’s Tacky Glue
- Misc. feathers and ribbon
Goodness… the list is longer than the tag itself! Haha! Or, ask the Brazilians say: ‘kkk!’ Which is an onomatopoeia for a little snicker sound… try it! Kkk!!
Onomatopoeia – ˌä-nə-ˌmä-tə-ˈpē-ə – the formation of a word from the vocal imitation of the sound associated with it. Like buzz or hiss.
I’m playing along in the following hops and challenges, in case you’d like to join the fun, just click on the name for the link:
- Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop
- Time to Celebrate #WeLoveMisti at SoSuzyStamps
- STAMPlorations March challenge theme: Stamps and Texture
- STAMPlorations March mixed-media challenge (paw print is stencilled)
- Simon Says Stamp Wdenesday Challenge: Cute & Cuddly (even Crazy cats are cute & need cuddling!)
- DL.Art March Linky Challenge (Another Super Sponsor of the hop – thanks!)
- A Colorful Journey – Let’s Play!
- CropStop Linky Party #14
I’m so glad you could stop by today. I hope to be able to get at lease one post a day during this hop if my health permits, so I hope to see you back real soon!
Have a wonderful day!!
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So funky and cool! I love that background and the crazy patterned kitty! I’m with you – the Misti is such a fabulous tool!
Hi D. Ann! FANTASTC tags today. They are just divine and I love them both (even if the feather is a BAD sign…). lol
What a fun tag, D’Ann, love that spazzed cat! Happy Friday and Happy Hopping!
I like the eyes on your cat! What a fun tag!
Wonderful little tag!
Oh, what a fun tag!! Thanks so much for the inspiration 🙂
Great tag, love the image, great techniques. I love my Misti
FABULOUS details and design! You make Crazy Cat coming to life! Well done! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Cute and Cuddly” Challenge! ( I love my MISTI, too!).
I have really enjoyed my MISTI too! Crazy Cats and Coffee has to be the best combo ever!
wow, love your tag! awesome stuff…don’t you just love your MISTI?
Yes! It took me a while to come around to the Misti, but I see it’s powers now! Hey there D.Ann! Good to see you in the hop! Love these crazy cats and love your tag… that background is awesome! See you around!
Oh, this is so fun!
Such a funny tag! Lovely background too.
WOW!!! lovin your tag the cat is really cool!!
Love the tag – so cute! Also had to laugh about the “kkk”! You make me want to get the MISTI which I keep backing away from purchasing…maybe it’s time lol! Have a great weekend! Hugs – Sheena
This is such a cute tag! I love that cat…and by the look of her eyes she’s had way too much coffee 🙂
hoe fun! thanks for sharing!
So many amazing details on your tag. I could look at it for a long time and keep seeing something new. I love the color of the background. My favorite part are the little feathers and the eyes of your cat. Great job.
I don’t know if my comment went through, but I really thought your tag was amazing.
Just adorable 🙂
This is what I would look like if I had too much caffeine. Cute book mark and I so wished I had a MISTI. Thanks for the definition of the word Onomatopoeia. My next stop would have been to look it up.
Love this awesome bookmark! So beautifully done and with great detail!
Sooooooo Much Fun!!
A very sweet tag – lots of lovely work – your art is amazing!
Really fun tag!
OMG such a fun tag you created! And I love those crazy cats and ilove coffee: so perfect combo.
Very fun! Love so much. Love the colors
Fabulous kitty tag! Love the texture. Just so fun. Thanks for playing at Stamplorations Mixed Media Challenge!~kim
So cute!! Brilliant with the liquid pearls. Thanks for sharing.
Haha! That cat is hilarious and I love the fun details like that feather and the amazing coffee beans!
Bad Kitty’s Craftroom
What a great bookmark. I really can’t wait to get my hands on these cats. The look so much fun. TFS
HA! Love the crazy eyes on the cat so fun. Thanks for the MISTI tutorial too, I really should invest in one. Hugs Bev (Uniko) x
Wow, I love the detail and the added coffee beans.
Great layering on your bookmark.
Such a yummy background. Love the rich color and those beans. 🙂
Oh my goodness! SUPER cute!
Fun tag, love the glossy accents on the eyes.
Thanks for joining us at STAMPlorations this month. 🙂
ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS bookmark!!!
LOVE your COOL crazy cat and glassy eyes, LOVE your AWESOME inky background too!!!
LOVE how you used the stack of teacups!! Great texture too:) Thanks for joining us at STAMPlorations monthly challenge:)
Great bookmark with so much texture and interesting details!