Star Trek Cats in a Galaxy Far, Far Away — Sci-Fi Mash-Up Card

Hello, again, dear cat loving peeps! The Cat Lovers Hop continues…

Wasn’t that just the coolest post by Mary from Wire and Wings?!! (HERE if you missed it.) We’ve been friends for decades. In fact, my dad was the minister who performed her wedding. It was quite a co-incidence that I had this card in the making at the same time she had that fabulous Cats in Space necklace in the making. You’re about to see why.

This is another geeky post for us sci-fi loving cat lovers. I didn’t know how large a group that encompasses until I happened to Google “Star Trek Cats” and also its sci-fi counterpart. I lost a few hours of my life watching hilarious videos (and some very well done ones, too). I’m not going to link to any here, lest you go there and get caught up and never return to finish this post! Brace yourselves for a feline fun sci-fi mash-up:

Aren’t those Star Trek Cat pins just the cutest?! I knew I had to get them for my friend, along with the R2D2 mints. (Enabler alert… you can find the pins on Amazon.)

Background picture credit: I got the Cat’s Paw Nebula picture from NASA’s site. You can read about it HERE.

To continue the sci-fi mash-up silliness, here’s what I wrote on the inside:

It wasn’t until I’d done the galaxy background and added the pins that I noticed the perfect placement with the center of the fabulous Time Warp stamp gave the hysterical look of a true GASEOUS ANOMALY … Is Mewster Spock giving the LL&P sign, or is he about to cover his nose?! LOL! I love the glimmery shine that the Distress Mica Spray gives to the background!!

To make the card thick enough to hide the pin backs, I layered 3 layers of Crafty Foam Tape around the galaxy piece. Since I only had white foam tape, I just ran over the edges with a black sharpie. I left the backs in the box so they wouldn’t get trapped inside the card. (I mention that because I almost left them on and would have been terribly irritated.) The tips of the pins are sitting on Crafty Foam tape so they don’t poke through.

For the front of this card, I used the Neat & Tangled Little Tangles Challenge 85 Sketch:

 

After doing the galaxy background, I had to find a white bright enough to stand out against the whites in the background. After trying all my white embossing powders, Brutus Monroe won. The A Long Time Ago sentiments didn’t have all the letters I wanted for the end line, so I had to try to hand letter it with an embossing pen… not too easy with my tremor, but it came close enough, I think. A black Pigma Micron Pen helped sharpen the letters a little.

Materials used:

  • Neat & Tangled: Time Warp and A Long Time Ago stamp sets
  • Tsukineko Versamark ink
  • Ranger Embossing Antiquities – Frosted Crystal
  • Ranger Inkssentials Embossing Pen – Black
  • Brutus Monroe Embossing Powder – Alabaster
  • Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Black Soot, Fossilized Amber, Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean, Seedless Grapes & Twisted Citron
  • Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Mica Spray – Brushed Pewter
  • Martha Stewart Crafts Metallic Acrylic paint – Titanium
  • My Studio Acrylic paint – White
  • Kemper Splatter Brush Tool
  • Zig Wink of Luna pen – Gold
  • Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen – clear
  • Core’dinations cardstock: golden yellow, black, blue, white
  • Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Crafty Foam Tape and EZ Runner

I am playing along in the following hops and challenges – click on any one of them for more information on how you can join in on the fun!

By the way: I’m a cardmaker, not a doctor! LOL!

~D.Ann

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Spring Coffee Lovers Bloghop – Clear & Simple ‘My Most Favorite’ Card

Welcome to yet another day of the Spring Coffee Lovers Bloghop!

Leftovers! I always end up with a gazillion of them and most of them get tossed into a box to make up ‘someday’. I’ve looked carefully at my calendar and ‘Someday’ just wasn’t put on there this year. Huh! So I decided to ‘Carpe’ dem leftovers from THIS card a couple of days ago and use them up TODAY. : )

See the ‘steam’ and the butterfly? They’re from the cutaways from the diecut heart doily on that previous card. I just ran a gray copic over them and put some sparkle on the butterfly and they make great accents! And that teapot/coffee pot? Sometimes you have something you want to use and the colors just don’t match up. (See pic below for before and after.) I just pressed it into Versamark ink, poured copper embossing powder over it and heat embossed it. I had to do it twice and then use a marker to draw in a couple of lines, but I love how it turned out!

Supplies used:

  • Clear & Simple Stamps Tea Kettle & ‘Most Favorite’ (February SOTM) stamp sets
  • Clear & Simple Stamps Heart Doily die (cutaway pieces)
  • Core’dinations cardstock: yellow and green
  • Tsukineko Versamark ink
  • Hampton Arts Metallic Copper and Silver embossing powders
  • Recollections Neon Opaque embossing powder Neon Green
  • Copic Marker W1
  • Spectrum Noir clear Sparkle pen
  • Prima Coffee Break wood icons
  • Craftin’ Desert Divas Pretty Petals sequins
  • Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Crafty Power Tape & EZ Squares
  • Aleene’s Clear Gel Tacky Glue
  • Pigma Micron 08
  • Sharpie Industrial Super Permanent Ink pen
  • Misc. ribbon

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

Thank you for all your generous comments this week!

I’ll see you again real soon. I still have another really cool non-card project, but I want to give it to the recipient first… The suspense may make me change my mind on that. Lol!

~D.Ann

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Newton’s Nook Spring Coffee Lovers Friendship Card & Post-It Cube Gift

I’m glad you’re here for another day of the Spring Coffee Lovers Bloghop!

This time I decided to make a sweet little gift set using Newton’s Nook Stamps. Their Inky Paws Challenge this month is to use this sketch:

Here’s the gift set I made:

Stamping the cube of Post-It notes wasn’t too difficult… just had to grasp them firmly so the individual pads wouldn’t slide apart! (they did separate just a little when I attached them to my background. Since I used an ultra strong adhesive, They’re not budging now!

    

I still giggle at the joke of ‘If friends were COFFEE (instead of FLOWERS), I’d pick you’! FYI, the backboard die cut is out of 2000# cardstock and I only put the cutting plate up to the edge of the die right before the pattern started again, so it wouldn’t cut the bottom. Then I took a paper cutter and cut straight on down 4 additional inches to wrap it behind and under the stack for stability.

Supplies used:

  • Newton’s Nook Designs stamp sets: Aloha Newton, Beautiful Blossoms, Beautiful Wings, and Newton Loves Coffee
  • Spellbinders Divine Eloquence dies
  • Post-It note pads (6)
  • Core’dinations Parisian Nights A2 pink card and green and white cardstock
  • Memento dye inks: Bahama blue, Bamboo Leaves, Elderberry, Rhubarb Stalk,Rose Red, and Tuxedo Black
  • Papertrey Ink dye ink: Orange Zest
  • Kuretake Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens: 021, 026, 028, 040, 041, 044, 045, 047, 050, 052, 056, 070, and 081
  • Darice Foamies 3mm sheet foam
  • Simply Defined ‘Stacey Tape’ 2.5″ wide double sided adhesive
  • Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L EZ Dots, 3D foam squares and Crafty Power Tape
  • Misc. rainbow twine

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 appreciate all my visitors, especially those who leave such kind comments… Thank you!

I’ll see you again real soon.

~D.Ann

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Papertrey Ink 10th Anniversary Celebrating… 2014 – Gratitude Card

Good morning! I was able to finish this card yesterday, but was too tuckered out to post it. It’s for Papertrey Ink 10th Anniversary – Celebrating the Past, Present and Future: 2014.

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I chose this card by Cristina Kowalczyk card as an inspiration:

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I jazzed it up a smidge with a matching frame:

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Supplies used:

  • Papertrey Ink Spiral Bouquet stamp set
  • Papertrey Ink Raspberry Fizz cardstock
  • Core’dinations white and black cardstock
  • Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink
  • Versamark ink
  • Inkadinkado Linen White embossing powder
  • Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L EZ Runner

I’m playing along with the following challenge… click on it for more information on how you can join the fun

I’ll be back soon!

~D.Ann

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Papertrey Ink 10th Anniversary Celebrating… 2011 – Hi Sweetie! Cherry Card

Time for another card for Papertrey Ink ‘s 10th anniversary – this time Celebrating the Past, Present and Furutre: 2011.

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Since I didn’t have any of the featured stamps from that year, I chose Betsy Veldman’s card for some cheery, cherry inspiration:

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I pulled out my cherry stamp and went with cheery red & white. To make sure the ‘stems’ didn’t interfere with the sentiment, I hand drew them in instead of stamping them. I also got to use my new Swallowtail Tag for the first time…

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Supplies used:

  • Papertrey Ink Fruit Fusion Cherries stamp set
  • Spellbinders Swallowtail Tags dies
  • Our Daily Bread Lavish Layers dies
  • VersaMagic chalk ink: Red Magic
  • Memento dye ink: Bamboo Leaves
  • Sakura Pigma Micron green 005 pen
  • Pebbles, Inc. Pearlescent Chalks – Jewel Tones
  • Core’dinations red and white cardstock
  • Recollections Primary Pin Dot cardstock
  • Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L E-Z runner adhesive

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

Wow. These shorter posts are so much easier. lol!

~D.Ann

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The Daily Grind – Most Days Require Lots of Caffeine Card

Well, the Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop has topped 600 entries already… before the day is done we’ll probably pass our all-time record.

Here is my final card for this hop. The daily grind of ups and downs. It can be for any of the three beverages: Coffee, Tea or Cocoa – you decide!

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It’s definitely a short winter’s day on the timeline! Here’s the inside:

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Before I finished, I decided it needed just a pinch of chalks to highlight the clouds and inside die cut.

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Materials used:

  • Simon Says Stamp Rockin Roller Coaster die
  • STAMPlorations ARTplorations Clouds stencil
  • Coffee Mugs fonts from fonts.com
  • Ranger Tim Holtz Distress inks:
  • Sakura Pigma Micon pen 05
  • Pebbles, Inc. Pearlescent Chalks Jewel Tones
  • Core’dinations white cardstock
  • Spellbinders Divine Eloquence die
  • Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L adhesive sheet & EZ Runner
  • Misc.silver glitter cardstock

I am participating in the following hops and challenges:

I hope you enjoyed this week’s projects! Now I’m off to clean up the craftermath!! I hope to see you again soon.

-D.Ann

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Happy Anniversary to a Hot CUPle Card

It’s hard to believe that today is the final day of the Winter Coffee Lovers Hop! There have been over 560 amazing creations so far with lots of fun and exciting ideas to pick up. Today I have a fun card for a winter anniversary coming up soon.

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A while ago I was looking for some free fonts for a project and came across these cute cup fonts at fonts.com. I don’t know if they’re still free. I had just colored the cups blue, but it was too blah, so I decided to make her lips red… hard to do over black, so I fussy cut a pair… then decided while I was at it to plant a smooch on him. : ) They still needed a little something so I added glossy accents on the eyes and coffee and just a pinch of flocking on his eyebrows and mustache. Oohhh! Now the steam turned hot and the card was done!

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Materials used:

  • Spellbinders Card Creator A2 Divine Eloquence and Labels 8 dies
  • Couple Cup of Coffee digi from Little Shop by Monika & Friends
  • Coffee Mugs fonts from fonts.com
  • Copic Markers B24, 29, 69; C1; R29, 32
  • Pebbles, Inc. Pearlescent Chalks – Jewel Tones
  • Hampton Arts Sprinkle Flocking – black
  • Core’dinations white cardstock
  • DCWV card
  • Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L adhesive sheet & EZ Runner adhesive
  • Misc glitter cardstock

I am participating in the following hops and challenges:

I’m glad you could stop by today. Do come back soon!

-D.Ann

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