Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Simply caffeinated & a little shaky

Have you been hopping with the Coffee Loving Cardmakers? Can you believe all the creative ideas‽ Of course I had to make another project! This time I made a pair shaker cards, using my Silhouette Cameo and Coffee Cup cut files by 17turtles/Juliana Michaels.




I filled the shakers with gold microbeads & Apricot-colored glitter. The sentiments are from Doctor Digi's House of Stamps, and are printed on a shiny yellow paper. The sleeves are cut from a striped vellum.The lids & cup backgrounds are two tones of shiny white papers. I used a coffee beans die from Elizabeth Craft Designs to decorate the glittered paper front panels.

Inspiration/Challenges:
Fall 2017 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop: Coffee/tea/cocoa + Fall (2nd entry)
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: CAS (2nd entry)
WordArt Wednesday: Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting! Have a perky Autumn,


Monday, September 18, 2017

Pumpkin Spice Season -- Coffee Lover's Magic Card

Happy Autumn! A new season means a new Blog Hop with the Coffee Loving Cardmakers, and I always enjoy playing along. I created this Magic Card using a template I created in SCAL and the Coffee Cup Shaker Box Card by 17turtles/Juliana Michaels.

The sentiments are from Doctor Digi's House of Stamps; I colorized them in Photoshop & added the gradient background in InDesign. The coffee beans die is from Elizabeth Craft Designs. I used an actual coffee stir stick thingy as the pull-tab.

For the hidden portion, I used a glittery orange paper for the cup; it's pumpkin spice season, after all! Here it is, with the tab pulled up:

Inspiration/Challenges:
Allsorts: Feels Like Autumn
Fall 2017 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop: Coffee/tea/cocoa + Fall
Sisterhood of the Snarky Stampers: L is for Lost and Found (Many years ago, I went through a Magic Card phase & created a template in SCAL; the file is on my removable hard drive, but it's small and I've consistently misplaced it when I want to grab those files. Happily, it was at hand when I made this card, although I was almost too lazy to take the time to deal with finding the template. It was worth using my template and just adding the coffee cup! Speaking of lost-and-found, I've never once been able to find this coffee bean die the first place I looked...it gets moved around. This time it was where it was supposed to be, which of course was the last place I looked!)

Thank you for visiting! Have a perky Autumn,


Sunday, September 17, 2017

Circumstantially Hopeful - Not Pilin' on Patterned Paper

The theme this month at Pile It On is Feathers/Scales and/or No Patterned Paper. The only real rule is to be inspired by more than one papercrafting challenge. We're sponsored by Ike's Art. Aside from her always-creative Ike's World Challenges, she also hosts a monthly Cat-themed challenge, Show Us Your Pussies; I used one of her SYUP freebies, along with this bird from an Amy Smyth/Inkadinkado clear stamp set, to create this hopefully-humorous card!
The background is created with a piece of corrugated cardboard that comes with sandwiches at Panera. I colored it with Copic markers and a blue gen pen, and then added some blue glitter embossing powder. It was loads of fun to make, and I really like the texture.

Inspiration/Challenges:
Always Fun Challenges #23: Create a Scene
Crafty Cardmakers #195: Monochrome
Dragonfly Journeys: True Blue
Mod Squad Challenge: Heat Embossing
Show Us Your Pussies: Furrything Goes
Simon Says Stamp: CAS

Thank you for visiting & inspiring my crafting! Hope you'll join us at Pile It On,


Southwest Celebration -- Special Days at International Art & Soul

Our theme this fortnight at the International Art & Soul Challenge is Special Days.

The "Framed Lizard" rubber stamp is from Stamp A Mania, a small company that specialized in Southwest-themed stamps; I colored it with Copic markers & glitter pens. The patterned paper, including the patterned strip, is from Reminisce. The diamond shapes (JudiKins/1995!) are heat-embossed in gold on black paper. The sentiment is made with a die cut & a gold sticker.

http://justforfunrubberstamps.blogspot.com/2017/09/september-jff-challenge-sketch-challenge.html
Inspiration/Challenges:
JFF Monthly Challenge: Sketch + rubber stamp
International Art & Soul Challenge: Special Days


Thank you for visiting! Hope you'll join us at International Art & Soul,








Sunday, September 10, 2017

Simply Cacti -- Sets of three + Cardboard with the UnstampaBelles

The UnstampaBelles September challenge is Sets of 3 with the optional twist of cardboard.

The cactus pot (Spellbinders) & flowers (Sweet Stamps) were die-cut from the cardboard front of a package of Tim Holtz paper. The cactus die & designer papers are from Echo Park.

Inspiration/Challenges:
Happy Little Stampers: Anything Goes with Dies
Dies R Us Challenge #80: Die Cut handmade flowers (I used 2 Sweet Scraps die-cut flowers for each bloom)

Be sure to check out the fabulous projects by my teammates the UnstampaBelles this month!

Thank you for visiting,