Papertrey March Blog Hop Challenge – Embroidered Paper & Key Fob

Today is the last day of the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. It’s been an amazing week of beautiful projects and inspiration with over 600 entries already. Today is also Papertrey Ink’s March Blog Hop Challenge...

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The Papertrey March Blog Hop Challenge is to use embroidery on paper. These are a couple of the inspiration photos. I have done very little embroidery, so I just used a few basic stitches on my paper spring flowers and matching felt key fob – nothing like amazing work of Izziyana Suhaimi in the inspiration photos above.

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I don’t have a die for a to-go coffee cup, so I used a flower pot instead – I bet you wouldn’t’ve known if I hadn’t told ya! I also up-cycled a Panera coffee sleeve and  a Starbucks stirrer to finish it off. So far neither has complained about being used together. (Keep playing nice, you two!) You can’t tell from this pic, but bowing it over the stirrer gives the cup nice added dimension.

Materials used:

  • Papertrey Ink dies: Stitched key fob, Stitched Medallion 1, Swoosh
  • Papertrey Ink Swoosh stamp set.
  • Spellbinders Flower Pots die
  • Papertrey Ink cardstock: Hawaiian Shores, Hibiscus Burst, Lovely Lady, Raspberry Fizz
  • Core’dinations chardstock – white
  • Papertrey Ink felt: Hawaiian Shores, Hibiscus Burst, Raspberry Fizz
  • Papertrey Ink dye inks: Raspberry Fizz, Tropical Teal
  • Sensations craft thread
  • Everything Mary Swivel Clasp
  • Recollections faux pearls
  • Aleene’s Tacky Glue
  • E6000 glue
  • Panera coffee sleeve & Starbucks stirrer

Here are the hops and challenges I am participating in… just click on the highlighted names below to get more information on each if you’re interested in playing along:

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Thanks for hopping by today!

-D.Ann

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Girlie or Gaudy Thank You Card?

There is a fine line between Girlie and Gaudy and I think I may have crossed it today.

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I wanted to use the left over negative die cuts from THIS shaker card. I cut two of the Vintage Filigree Layers dies in both pink and white and snipped them into pieced to make it fit around the labels die. Things were rolling along just fine, tho I WAS getting a little pearl happy, but then I looked at the two upper corners and they looked so BARE. I figured they needed some white lace to offset the white at the bottom. Once on, I wasn’t thrilled and just kept adding.

Note to self: REMEMBER – Less is more!! lol!

A dear friend stopped by and dropped off some fresh cut flowers and some amazing chicken dumpling soup from Whole Foods. Since I knew she was coming and would like something over-the-top, I hurried to finish it and gave it to her. She was thrilled. Whew! Now I see that I forgot my standard bit of chalking around the edge. Sigh. (Wait – didn’t I just say less is more?!!)

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Materials used.

  • Spellbinders dies: A2 Curved Borders; Labels 4; Shapeabilities Inspire Celebration Two, Tea Cups
  • JustRite Spellbinders die: Vintage Filigree Layers
  • Core’dinations Cardstock – white
  • Recollections card and Floral Bunches paper
  • Recollections: Boutique Fleur mulberry paper mini roses, lace on a roll, rhinestone stickers, faux pearls
  • Copic marker RV04
  • The Paper Studio – Gemstones pearl, small, flourish
  • Offray Elegant loop flower with pearls
  • Aleene’s Tacky Glue
  • Misc. flower pearls

In case you haven’t already joined the fun, but are thinking about it, there are a few days left on the hops and challenges I am participating in… just click on the highlighted names below to get more information on each:

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I hope your crafty day is going better than mine! See you soon.

-D.Ann

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You Are My Friend Card & 1st Blogiversary Blog Candy

Welcome back sweet visitors and regulars!

I’ve been so out of it lately! I forgot my one year blog anniversary aka blogiversary was March 18. Seems like ages ago! Who knew that I’d have 1991 visitors from 58 countries leaving 1380 kind comments on my 129 posts?! Of course it’s fitting that this anniversary falls during the Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop… for it was these lovely ladies who encouraged me to start my blog last year and I’d say a large majority of my visitors are from these hops. So I’ll have a small little ‘thank-you’ giveaway for you sweeties at the end of this post.

I’m pleased that this lovely shaker card  serendipitously came together for today’s post:

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I love the girly feminine look and I threw in some coffee grounds in the shaker, so it smells heavenly, too… Hmmm… maybe next time I’ll only use coffee grounds and write ‘in case of emergency, just add water.’ Lol!

Here’s a different angle so you can see the raised banner sentiment…

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Materials used:

  • Spellbinders dies: Elegant Labels 4; Labels 4; Tea Cups
  • JustRite Spellbinders dies: Vintage Labels 7
  • Spellbinders Celebra’tions Cup for Two stamp set
  • Quietfire Design Stamp: You Are My Friend stamp
  • Core’dinations Cardstock – white
  • Recollections Floral Bunches paper
  • Recollections Shimmer card – pink
  • Memento Dye Ink: Rose Bud
  • Pebbles, Inc. Pearlescent chalks
  • Neat & Tangled – Lucy’s Little Things Chocolate Truffle sequin mix
  • Martha Stewart Crafts copper microbeads
  • Recollections: Boutique Fleur mulberry paper mini roses, lace on a roll, crochet embellishments, rhinestone stickers, faux pearls
  • Copic marker RV29
  • The Paper Studio – Gemstones pearl, small, flourish
  • Offray Elegant loop flower with pearls
  • Aleene’s Tacky Glue
  • Tombow foam tape
  • Misc. coffee grounds, acetate, seed beads.

In case you haven’t already joined the fun, but are thinking about it, here are the hops and challenges I am participating in… just click on the name to get more information on each:

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***********    giveaway now closed    ***************

Thanks for taking the time to stop by today! Oh – wait! The blog candy!! Silly me – Brain fog moment! I have a lot of those… like the time I bought this Sizzix/Tim Holtz Texture Fades embossing folder: On the Go – I had already ordered one 3 days before. Sigh. At least I had a nice use for it… Blog candy!

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I also found another lovely Studio Shop/Susan Winget Flour Sack towel for one of you:

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Would you like to have a chance at winning either of these (each one is a separate prize)? Pay close attention: Leave ONE comment on this post before 8 am EASTERN time, Sunday, March 27, 2016, telling me: Do you prefer your coffee or tea hot or cold?  If you don’t answer the question in your comment, I’ll assume you’re not interested in the blog candy (and won’t be offended!). You can also tell me if you have a preference for just a specific one of the two prizes, otherwise you will be a random draw for each. If you are (or become) a follower of this blog, you may make a SECOND comment telling me so for an additional entry. For non-followers, ONE ENTRY/COMMENT per person. Duplicate comments will be deleted.

For those of you with allergy concerns, this is a pet-free/smoke free home.

On March 27, 2016 I will use Mr. Random org to draw a winner from the comments that qualify and will try to announce it here on the blog some time before noon EASTERN time. The way my days are going recently, I might run a little late, so be patient. That’s another advantage of becoming a follower… You’ll know when I post! : ) You already know it’s a pet peeve of mine when someone doesn’t post their winners ’til days or weeks after they say they will, so I always try my best to stick to what I say. The winner will have 72 hours to contact me with their snail-mail address or another winner will be chosen.

Thanks so much for your kind comments of encouragement and support over the past year! I look forward to sharing another year of crafty fun with you!

-D.Ann

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National Craft Month Celebration Blog Hop – You Are a Ray of Sunshine

I’m so glad you were able to stop by today! This is going to be brief as I’m not feeling too great…

Right at Home is hosting a National Craft Month Celebration Blog Hop. She’s also one of the Super Sponsors for the Spring Coffee Lovers Hop. I made a card with some of my favorite crafting supplies for both hops…

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Now, those of you who are stopping by from the Spring Coffee Lovers blog hop can tell this is a spring card, but may be wondering what that has to do with coffee. Well, on the inside I made up a something silly that I hope will bring a much needed smile to my friend’s face…

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Wouldn’t it be fun if it was raining coffee and we could turn our umbrellas into cups? Some days just need that much caffeine!

Materials used:

  • Canson cold press watercolor paper
  • Impression Obsession stamps: Curtsy Silhouette, Puddle Jump, Sunshine in My Life
  • Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Fossilized Amber, Mowed Lawn, Mustard Seed, Old Paper, Peeled Paint, Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet
  • Tsukineko Walnut Ink
  • Foray Transluscent Inkjet Vellum
  • Versamark ink
  • Recollections Ebony Detail embossing powder
  • Copic Markers Y13 & 17
  • Pigma Micron pen 01 black
  • Spellbinders Umbrella Trio die
  • Core’dinations cardstock – green & purple
  • Recollections Shimmer card – purple
  • Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L EZ runner permanent fine adhesive for vellum and regular adhesive strips
  • Aleene’s Tacky Glue
  • Misc. ribbon
  • Oh, and if you’re wondering, that’s a Chopin Script font.

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:

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Thanks for taking the time to stop by today!

-D.Ann

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Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Bookmark & MISTI

Hello and welcome! Today is the first day of the Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.

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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:

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You may remember THIS POST, where I did some watercolor painting with Glimmer Mists and made some mosaic tiles from eggshells…

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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.

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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.

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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!!

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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!

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The coffee ‘beans’ were a thick application of Liquid Pearls. Before they were dry I just ran a fingernail down the center.

Materials used:

  • 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:

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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!!

-D.Ann

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