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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PTI 10th Anniversary Challenge: Photo Finish – Dewy Periwinkle Photo Card

If you’ve been following today’s posts, you know that I’m participating in several of Papertrey Ink’s 10th Anniversary Challenges. This one is called Photo Finish – and challenges us to incorporate a photo into a project. I took my recent dewy Periwinkle pic and framed it up on a card:

Supplies used:

  • Papertrey Ink Quatrefoil cover plate die
  • Core’dinations Parisian Nights A2 pink card and white & green cardstock
  • Aleene’s Super Tacky spray adhesive
  • Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L EZ Runner & EZ Dots

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 don’t know if I’ll get another card posted tomorrow before the deadline or not. If not, I will see you again on Friday when I finally get to spill the beans on the special project I’ve been busting to tell you about!! : ) Hope to see you then, if not before!!

~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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Papertrey Ink 10th Anniversary Celebrating… 2008 – Smile Butterfly Card

For today’s card, I looked through Papertrey Ink’s 10th Anniversary post Celebrating the Past, Present and Future: 2008

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Since I didn’t have any of the sets featured, I chose this pretty card by Gretchen Clark as my inspiration:

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And here’s what I came up with:

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I may have gone a bit overboard with the pearl swirls, but once I started putting them on I had a hard time stopping. lol.

To color the butterflies in after stamping them, I used AquaBlend pencils and blended them with one of my favorite tools: a clear Sparkle Pen. It gave an amazing butterfly-like shine:

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That’s the best pic I could get — It looks much more amazing in person!

Supplies used:

  • Papertrey Ink Flower Fusion #8 stamp set
  • Papertrey Ink You Are a Masterpiece Make it Market stamps
  • Spellbinders Large Classic Ovals & Beaded Ovals dies
  • EK Success corner rounder punch – love this tool!
  • Papertrey Ink Summer Sunrise cardstock
  • Core’dinations white, kraft and brown cardstock
  • Papertrey Ink dye inks: Orange Zest, Summer Sunrise, Terracotta Tile
  • Color Box pigment ink: Frost White
  • Spectrum Noir AquaBlend watercolor pencils
  • Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen
  • Pebbles, Inc. Pearlescent Chalks – Jewel Tones
  • The Paper Studio Gemstones Self-Adhesive Pearls
  • Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L E-Z Rinner adhesive

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 stopping by today!!

~D.Ann

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The Hop to Stop 2016 and Cat Lovers Hop – Worry is like a Rocking Chair Card

Good evening and welcome! This next card is inspired by Becca’s Hop to Stop 2016 – Raising Awareness for Domestic Violence. Purple is the awareness color.

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I have a dear friend who has suffered much and is in need of some encouragement and help to keep from fretting about things, so I made this card for her to go with an orchid.

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and on the inside:

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In case the writing is too small, it says: “it gives you something to do, but gets you nowhere!” How true! Under the calm and peaceful kitty, I cited a Scripture that provides the perfect antidote to worry: Philippians 4:6, 7. In my experience it works every time!

Materials used:

  • Spellbinders Card Creator A2 Filigree Delight dies
  • Die-Versions “Piano” Sweet Petites die and “Grandmother’s Chair” Whispers die
  • Hanko Designs Jumping Cat and Sleepy Cat stamps
  • Core’dinations cardstock – purples and white
  • DCWV Violet Leaf Stack cardstock
  • Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink
  • Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L adhesives

I am entering this card in the following hops and challenges. If you’d like to join the fun, click on any one of them for more information:

I’ll be back tomorrow with another delightful interview and another cat card… peaceful dreams!

~D.Ann

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Graphic 45 Autumn Tea Card

Hello again! I have one final card for the Fall 2016 Coffee Lovers Hop to show you.

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Love the suptruously rich colors of Graphic 45 paper! That teapot done with the glittery, shiny WOW! embossing glitter that is so hard to capture in a photo.. It really looks amazing IRL. Those Heartfelt Creations roses are so easy to adapt into many shapes.

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Supplies used:

  • Graphic 45 Time to Flourish paper (Enabler alert: Found yesterday in the clearance section at Hobby Lobby!)
  • Graphic 45/Hampton Art/Sizzix Tea Time stamp and die set
  • Heartfelt Creations Botanical Wings die set
  • Versamark ink
  • WOW! Pearl Gold Sparkle Embossing Glitter
  • Copic markers: E00, YR24
  • Martha Stewart Crafts Fire Opal Metallic Glass Microbeads
  • Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L permanent strips, mounting squares and 3d foam squares
  • Scrapbooking Made Simple Simply Defined “Stay Put” adhesive
  • Coredinations cream cardstock

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

Even though I didn’t get to do all the projects I intended, it’s been a fun hop! Looking forward to the next one this winter. Meanwhile, the Cat Lovers Hop is coming up the end of October. (Just about three weeks away!) If I don’t see you before then, I’ll see you then for sure!

~D.Ann

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Stamp-a-Faire 2016 – Master Color Recipe – A True Artist Inspires Others

Hello again! Yes, I’m getting a late start. Still not feeling great, but I am enjoying watching all the fun tutorials and inspiration at Papertrey Ink’s Stamp-a-Faire 2016.

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Each session is taking a clue from art masters, past and present. The first challenge was to choose on of the Master Color Recipes based on famous paintings and create a card. I chose these lovely soft colors in Georgia O’Keeffe’s Blue Flower:

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Materials used:

  • Papertrey Ink Art with Heart Stamp set
  • Papertrey Ink Aqua Mist dye ink
  • Papertrey Ink Hawaiian Shores paper
  • Memento dye inks: Lulu Lanvender, Pear Tart, Summer Sky, Teal Zeal
  • Recollections white and lavender cardstock
  • DCWV card
  • Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L E-Z Runner permanent adhesive and Crafty Foam Tape
  • E.K. Success corner rounder

I’m playing along with the following challenge – click on it if you want more information:

~D.Ann

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MFT Camp Create – Coloring on Kraft – You Are Beautiful Card

Welcome back already!

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The next session of My Favorite Things Camp Create was Coloring on Kraft paper.

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I love hibiscus and frangipani (plumeria) flowers… we have them in abundance in S. FL! I pulled out my new Irojiten Neon colored pencils… I think they’ll show up much better on black. Someday I want to try this same layout on black and compare them. As slow as I’m moving lately, don’t hold your breath.

Here’s the badge earned for this creative session:

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Materials used:

  • My Favorite Things BB Polynesian Paradise & Simply Fabulous Sayings stamp sets
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Tombow Irojiten Neon colored pencils: Plastic Pink F1; Surprise Red F2; Dazzling Sun F5; Lightning Yellow F7; Flash Green F9
  • Crayola white colored pencil
  • Sakura Gelly Roll pen, white
  • Recollections kraft and white cardstock
  • Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L E-Z runner permanent adhesive

If you’re interested in playing along in of any of the following challenges I’m joining, click on any one of them for more details:

I’m going to rest a bit and then I’ll be back with the card from the next session: Inlaid Made Easy. Don’t go far… : )

~D.Ann

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