Friday, May 25, 2018

Coffee Lovers' BLog Hop A2Z Style



Coffee Loving Cardmakers!

Friday, May 25 - Friday, June 1
6 am pacific
The theme is Spring | Summer 
Be sure to use coffee, tea &/or cocoa images
Visit this blog for Coffee Loving Cardmakers.
Direct link to SPRING | SUMMER Hop Post.

We'll also see you at A2Z right here.

Check out the Sugar Tree stamps at the A2Z Scrapbooking store here.  . I took the cup and one of the sentiments and copied them into word, resized them to work on a medium size.  I copied the first cup, pasted it and then cropped the second cup for only the sleeve.  Coloring was a breeze and adhering the cup sleeve over the cup gives the cup more definition.  Popping the cup up over the scrap panel is quite striking. The background panel looks like a gingham table cloth to put out for a picnic.


Close-up below
I am entering my card in the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog hop

Supplies:
Sugartree Stamps "Hug in a Mug" at A2Z Scrapbooking
Elizabeth Craft Designs
Die-namics Pierced Circles
Copic markers
Vagabond die cut machine


Sunday, May 20, 2018

Mother's Day Card Using a Sugartree Sentiment

Mix a bit of digi with coloring and this is one of the results.  I gave this card to my daughter-in-law for Mother's Day.  A friend gave me the paper to color and I went for yellows and pinks.  Below the card is one of the panels in pink that I colored.  I didn't think I would like the panels so well, but I love the gold outlines (which you can feel if you run your finger over the panel) and extremely smooth paper.

I usually print out digital sentiments in different sizes to see how they will fit on the card and either die cut the sentiment or make a banner with scissors like I did here.



Supplies:
Sugartree Mothers digital kit at A2Z Scrapbooking
Stamping Up card stock engraved in gold (friend gave me some cut pieces out of a sheet)
Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Rectangles
Copic markers

Monday, May 14, 2018

Morgan's ArtWorld Challenge for May

As soon as I saw this image, I wanted to see if I could color it.  I went to Pinterest to check on horned owls, at least that's what I thought it was and I was pleasantly surprised.  It's the eyes that I couldn't believe were orange, but it really does stare out at you.

Join Morgan's ArtWorld for the monthly challenge of "Anything Goes".  Hope to see you there.



Close-up below


Supplies:
Morgan's ArtWorld image
Spellbinders Scalloped squares
Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Squares
Vagabond die cut machine

Friday, May 11, 2018

A2Z Scrapbooking Notes and Dates Duel

Sometimes people need prompting when it's your special day, like an anniversary.  This is the card that will do it.  We'll be dueling on A2Z Scrapbooking, so check it out here.


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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge




Please join us in this month’s "Shape Shift" challenge.   As you know, we’ve changed our rules a bit and participants are no longer required to use Hero Arts products to enter our challenges. Each month we feature a ‘Digi of the Month’ which will be the prize offered to our randomly-chosen challenge winner from our Hero Arts store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month

a2z scrapbooking store hero arts

The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code insert your code here to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. If you're looking for a Hero Arts product you don't see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from with-in the shop.


  • Hero Arts Digital Kit Notes and Date at A2Z Scrapbooking 
  • Elizabeth Craft Designs Postage Stamp Squares dies
  • Die-Namics Pierced Circle STAX


Monday, May 7, 2018

Graciellie's Sweet Kitten

Graciellie Design

Graciellie Design is Die Cut Divas' wonderful sponsor for May and isn't the saying "April Showers Bring May Flowers"?  

So it is with our theme, 

Use flowers or a flower in your project.


This is a sweet kitten in a cute cup.  The sentiment is as sweet as the kitten.  There are flowers in the design, but difficult to see.  I recently received some very pretty purple petite posies from my March Card Chain Challenge partner, Lucille, and I knew they were perfect for this cup.  I think I colored the cup a bit darker than I would have liked, but the sentiment and blue matting makes the dark cup fit.  Sometimes you can save an image.

Supplies:
Graciellie Design You are the Sweetest
Vagabond die cut machine
Copic markers
Petite Posies

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Hero Arts Magnolia Shaped Card

I've used several different colors on this lovely magnolia image and love them all.  The image lends itself to a circle so well too.  I like the way this particular die-cut enhances the flower. 


Close-up


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Please join us in this month’s "Shape Shift" challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts, a $20 gift card to our Hero Arts store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month

a2z scrapbooking store hero arts

The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code insert your code here to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. If you're looking for a Hero Arts product you don't see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from with-in the shop.

  • Hero Arts Magnolia Wood Block and the matching frame (If A2Z Scrapbooking is out of this stamp, please custom order.
  • Spellbinders scallop circles
  • Vagabond die cut machine
  • Copic markers

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

It's a new challenge at A2Z Scrapbooking and Time for a Shaped Card

I really like every piece in this stamp set, especially the chair, but I wanted to make the other images the focus of the card, so left that lovely chair out this time.  I miss it, but I like this combination of sentiment and table with a lamp for reading and writing.

My granddaughter is pretty good at drawing and is now keeping a journal, so I thought this will be perfect for her, either for graduation or her birthday, or just a card to perk her up. 

You see the lamp, the dark gray ink dropped a blob of C5, but I was able to save the lamp.  If only it was so easy to save a real lampshade if you dropped it.


Close-up below



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Hero Arts Monthly Challenge



Please join us in this month’s "Shape Shift" challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts, a $20 gift card to our Hero Arts store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month

a2z scrapbooking store hero arts



The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code insert your code here to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. If you're looking for a Hero Arts product you don't see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from with-in the shop.


  • Hero Arts  In the Study Stamp set and the die cut set
  • My Momenta die cut alphabet
  • Die-namics Stitched Oval STAX
  • Spellbinders Arched Windows One
  • Copic markers BG0000, B21, B91, B95E30, E31, E55, C2, C4, C5 & 0, 
  • Vagabond die cut machine