Another Art Impressions Humorous ICU Step Card

Hello and welcome back! I had my post-op follow up yesterday and all is proceeding well. I made another fun card for the surgeon and his staff…

This time I had a little more time to play around with the curtain to get it in shape. I think I like this version better than the one I showed you a few days ago. Even though it folds up uneven, it will probably be displayed open, so I made it come up even with the rest of the card – when open and looking straight on.

I gave the lady more blue hair as that’s the norm down in South Florida – as are both of their shapes. lol! And, of course, there’s lots of bling, glitter and gloss!

I love making him look embarrassed with red cheek and ears and his eyes bugging out!

Materials used:

  • Art Impressions Get Well stamp set
  • Sizzix Card, Hearts Step-Up die
  • SugarPea Designs Heart Beat SugarCut die
  • DCWV The Luxury Stack shimmer paper
  • Core’dinations cardstock: red, blue & white
  • Tsukineko Versamark Ink
  • Inkadinkado embossing powder – black
  • Memento dye ink – Tuxedo Black
  • Copic Markers: B05, 21,29; BG13,15; C3; E000,00,02; R24,29
  • Tonic Studios Nuvo Crystal Drops: Gloss Red Berry
  • Ranger Inkssentials Glossy Accents
  • Kuretake Zig Wink of Stella clear
  • Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L tape runner
  • Simply Defined ‘Stay Put’ Glue
  • Misc. Seafoam gauze material (Hobby Lobby), thread

I’m entering this card in the following challenges… click on any of them for more information on how you can play along:

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I appreciate you stopping by today!

~D.Ann

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Art Impressions Humorous ICU Step Card

Hello, dear peeps!

I’m glad to be back home recuperating from my surgery. Thank you all for your kind wishes and notes!

I wanted to share with you the fun step card I made for the very caring nursing staff at the hospital:

Hahaha! Ahhh, those breezy hospital gowns!

(Oops, I see I took this pic before I took out the temporary gathering stitches on the curtain. Ha! I was rushing to get it done before I left for surgery, and the card’s gone on to its new home now.)

The current Art Impressions challenge (#212) is: Bling, Glitter or Glossy. Take a closer look at her glossy patent leather bag and shoes and glittery coat, eyeshadow and hair, and bling earrings:

She certainly makes a bold statement & fits Simon Says Stamp’s Monday Challenge: Red, White and/or Blue. 

To make the step card easily, I used the Sizzix Hearts Step-Up die, but folded the first two hearts back down and used the third to help hold the curtain. Easy-peasy! I was in a bit of a quandary about the curtain… With the card open, it looks taller, but folds up it’s even with the left side. I could have made it a smidge shorter when it folds up so that it sits even when opened… what you think???

Materials used:

  • Art Impressions Get Well stamp set
  • Sizzix Card, Hearts Step-Up die
  • Spellbinders Conversation Speech Bubble One Dies
  • SugarPea Designs Heart Beat SugarCut die
  • Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Rainbow Petite Paper Pack
  • Core’dinations cardstock: red, blue & white
  • Memento dye ink – Tuxedo Black
  • Copic Markers: B21,29; BG13,15; C1,3; E00,02; R21,25
  • Pebbles, Inc. Chalk
  • Tonic Studios Nuvo Crystal Drops: Gloss White & Morning Dew
  • Kuretake Zig Wink of Stella clear
  • Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L tape runner
  • Simply Defined ‘Stay Put’ Glue
  • Misc. Seafoam gauze material (Hobby Lobby), thread

I’m entering this card in the following challenges… click on any of them for more information on how you can play along:

Thank you for stopping by today. I’ll be back as soon as I’m back on my feet!

~D.Ann

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Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop – Get Well Card

It’s that time of year again! The Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop kicks off today. Yay!

 

The worst part of summer? Summer colds!! What could cheer one up more than an hot cuppa coffee or tea,a yummy short stack and some sunny summer flowers in bed?!!

I thing that Breakfast in Bed tray die from SugarPea Designs is genius! Their current challenge is Mix It Up:

I faded the red to pink and used lots of circles – plus the roses on the ‘bedspread’ reminded me of those roses. Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge is to use patterned paper: I had started off with some chevron paper from Fancy Pants Design as I was going to make a quilt to cover the bed. (More on that in a minute). For the paper-pieced items on the tray I had to place a couple of pieces together with scotch tape and then die-cut. You don’t notice the seam unless you look close.

Unfortunately, the quilt didn’t look right… the tray kind of got lost on it. Well, when you think about it – who has dishes that match their bedspread?!! lol! So I chose a muted floral pattern for my bedspread. The wood paneled walls are made from the packaging of the Fancy Pants ephemera and buttons sets… They outta make that pattern into cardstock, I love it!! The pillow and tissues are made from a real Puffs tissue.

Materials used:

  • SugarPea Designs: Breakfast in Bed stamps & SugarCut dies
  • Fancy Pants Designs: As You Wish collection: Button pack (button & packaging), Ephemera pack (packaging), This & That paper (inside tray, dishes, teapot & tissue box) and Well Traveled paper (outside of tray)
  • The Paper Studio: Eloise Floral paper (bedspread)
  • Core’dinations white cardstock (flowers & pancakes)
  • Foray 30# translucent Inkjet Vellum (flower vase)
  • Memento Rose Bud dye ink
  • Tombow Dual Brush Pens: 059, 195, 296, 933, 942, 977
  • Tsukineko Versamark ink
  • Stampendous PEARLustre embossing powder: Rose Quartz
  • Tsukineko Radiant Neon Amplify: white (whipped topping)
  • Tonic Studios Nuvo Crystal Drops: Morning Dew (syrup and coffee/tea)
  • Offray Stylish Accents: Elegant Loop Flower w/ Pearl (‘throw pillow’)
  • Recollections: Lace on a Roll (around pillow & on button)
  • Tombow Xtreme and Mono permanent adhesives
  • Misc: Foam dot, Lace, Puffs tissue, Scotch tape

I am participating in the following hops and challenges. Click on any one of them for more information on how you can join the fun!

I’d hoped to do a belated blogiversary giveaway sometime soon, but haven’t been well enough and now I have meet with the surgeon on Monday. So, perhaps in a few weeks when I’m better we’ll have a party! You might want to be subscribed to my blog so you don’t miss it! (hint-hint) Meanwhile, I’ll be back tomorrow with another fun card for the Coffee Lovers Hop. Hope to see you then! Happy hopping!!

~D.Ann

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pps:  For those of you interested, I looked up the forecast for the next few days:

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(Note: Coffee cups are copyright Verve Stamps LLC and you can get the free printable HERE. This chart is in no way actually sponsored by The Weather Channel. (But I daresay it’s more accurate!!))

 

Papertrey Ink 10th Anniversary Celebrating… 2009 – Fully “Re-coverd” Get Well Card

Good morning! I have a sweet card to start off today. Papertrey Ink’s 10th Anniversary continues with Celebrating the Past, Present and Future: 2009.

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I have one of the sets they released in 2009: On My Chair – it has some sweet and punny sayings AND it has a kitty!! Graphic 45 papers lend themselves greatly to creating a lovely ‘home’ theme, so I made this sweet shabby-chic get well card:

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Supplies used:

  • Papertrey Ink On My Couch stamp set and dies
  • Spellbinders Fancy Framed Tags 1 dies
  • Graphic 45 Time to Flourish Paper Collection
  • Core’dinations 110# white cardstock
  • Papertrey Ink dye inks: Aqua Mist, Lovely Lady, Tropical Teal
  • Memento dye ink: Tuxedo black
  • Copic Marker B13
  • Pebbles, Inc. Pearlescent Chalks – Jewel Tones
  • Papertrey Ink Hawaiian Shores Grosgrain ribbon
  • Recollections Faux Pearls
  • Misc. lace ribbon
  • Foamies 3mm foam sheet
  • Scor tape
  • Aleene’s Super Tacky Glue
  • Tonic Studios Tim Holtz paper distresser – One of my favorite tools for distressing edges!

I’m playing along with the following challenges… click on any one of them for more information on how you can join the fun…

I may be back later today… meanwhile, I hope you have a lovely day!

~D.Ann

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Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop – MFT Camp Create – Die Cuts – Perk Up Soon Card

Hello coffee, tea and chocolate lovers, and all you regulars and visitors, too! I’m glad to FINALLY be joining the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!!

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If you’re a regular at the Coffee Lovers Blog Hops and haven’t been following me, you’re probably surprised that I’m just now posting my first project. Well, my hard drive crashed a few days ago and I finally borrowed a computer so I can get to posting a couple of the cards I had made. Needless to say, I probably won’t be able to post a card each day this time and I won’t do a blog candy post unless I have my computer back to follow up in a timely manner. (Maybe y’all’ll want to start a card writing campaign to my tech guy. lol!)

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I’ve been attending My Favorite Things Camp Create summer camp online and am just now catching up on posting the cards I made, the next two with the Coffee Lovers Hop in mind.. In the craft tent on day 4, the theme was Delightful Die Cutting where they showed partial die cutting. I also kept in mind Virginia’s View board for her current challenge: All About Color.

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Putting that all together, I came up with this card:

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The yellow and blue balloons are partially die cut into the panel. The red balloon is popped up… I was trying to give the illusion of its transparency… it didn’t turn out like I thought, but it’s still sweet.

Camp Create Badge #4 earned!

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Materials used:

  • My Favorite Things stamp sets: Steeped in Love & Heart Balloons
  • My Favorite Things Heart Balloons dies
  • Recollections Shimmer card & white cardstock
  • Memento dye ink – Tuxedo Black
  • Color Box Archival Dye Inks: Red Devil, Lemon Drop, Moody Blue
  • Copic Markers: B24, 29; C1, 3; E00, 02, 31; G05; R39; Y17; YR24
  • Misc. bakers twine and adhesives

If you want to play along, with any of these hops or challenges that I’m entering below, just click on the description for more information.

I have one more card to post, but am running out of steam. It will probably go up tomorrow. Hope to see you then!

~D.Ann

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