Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Coffee Loves You Card

I love my life. I love my family. However...sometimes it feels like I need an extra day between each and every day to fit in anything I'd like to do as opposed to whatever is ON FIRE that day. Can days become 48 hours long? Or perhaps I could find an inter-dimensional pocket where time has no meaning...though I have to admit the first thing I'd do there is probably nap. No matter.... I will continue my quest to find both crafting time and blogging time. Coffee helps.
I just got the new Oh My Heart kit, and combined with this week's Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge and one of my favorite sets ever, Perk Up (which is totally on sale for a screaming good deal right now, just sayin') could this BEEEEE any cuter? Like seriously, folks, adding wiggly eyes to anything is just adorable. Fred Meyer has these little plants in plain ol' terracotta pots right now but someone stuck wiggly eyes on all the pots and I'm super tempted every time I grocery shop, which is like 7 times a week.  I added some cute XOXO washi tape from my stash, and added a lot of sequins, glitter, and sparkles like this cutie is throwing up a handful of confetti. I have a feeling that little stitch stamp might be living on my desk for the foreseeable future.
After I pieced together the coffee cup and added the little arms (hooray!!) then I attached it to some white cardstock and fussy cut the whole shebang to help it stand out from the bold background. There's a pastel heart print in the packet that I'm currently hoarding because I love it more than anything...but I'm hoping to get some time to cut into it soon. I'm linking this project to the Heart 2 Heart Celebrate Good Times challenge, because what is more worth of celebration than Love and Coffee?

Coffee loves you TTHHIISS much, Stampin' Friends, and so do I. Hope you'll pop over to Atlantic Hearts and give this week's sketch a try! 

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Hey! Listen! Legend of Zelda Card

Happy New Year, Stampin' Friends! My youngest kiddo is a New Year's baby. He was a c-section, so the doctor wanted to know if we wanted to try for first baby of the year, but heavily pregnant and barely able to walk me was all OMG NO JUST GET ON WITH IT! Thus was born Max, lover of costumes and fancy clothes, supa sarcastic, and deeply invested in one fandom at a time. 
Currently his deep obssession love is Legend of Zelda. So of course, he wants a Zelda themed birthday party, and he had a lot of say in how this invitation was made. I did start with this week's Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge, but instead of florals and sentiments I was instructed to make triforces and to quote Navi, Link's fairy friend.  
I used my Cricut to cut the card fronts, adding text to create the Navi quote, which I backed with blue paper, because apparently she's usually blue. We added rows of "bushes" to whack, and I created a triforce with the Shapes tool in design space.
Navi herself is just some vellum butterfly wings with a blue cardstock body. I painted it with the new Lagoon shimmer crush and finger painted on some blue stickles glitter gel. Inside we had the party details and some additional fairies. I wanted to do more, but Max was happy with his vision so off the invites went to his friends. We are having a sword training adventure class at his Martial Arts School, and he is so excited! I'm up to my elbows in treasure chests and cupcake toppers. Welcome to 2020! 

Monday, December 23, 2019

Snowman Joy Card

Holiday greetings, Stampin' Friends! I'm poppin' by to share with you this cute shaker card I whipped up for this week's Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge
Shaker cards are so much easier with CTMH's Shaker card supplies - foam tape and acetate circles, and Thin Cuts dies to match. I started with the Multi Circle Windows Thin Cuts die for my background, trimmed to size and mounted on a white cardstock base. I stamped a little snowflake in each window, then I created my shaker piece using the precut foam. I added sequins, glitter gems, and some adorably tiny snowflake nail art pieces to the shaker before topping it with the acetate.
Before adding the acetate topper I stamped the JOY sentiment in black ink and traced over it with Stickles glitter gel. I added my little snowman and some white glitter hearts to finish off this adorable Atlantic Hearts sketch challenge card. I hope you and yours enjoy this season of joy!

Monday, December 9, 2019

Tis the Season for Coffee Card

Hello, again! As much as I truly want to be crafting every day,  I dug into my pile of unused newer goodies and came out with one of my biggest loves...COFFEE! I cannot believe I hadn't cracked open the Perk Up stamps yet, but I definitely caff'd up for this week's Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

I used the snowflake print from the Holly Jolly papers, adding some stamped coffee swirls to the upper strip of paper. I embossed the background with the Snowflake embossing folder, and layered some (retired) striped vellum over the center. I cut the coffee cup pieces out using the coordinating dies, stamping and adding shimmer pen to the details. 
I cut the sentiment and heart accents from White Glitter paper, and my fine tip Liquid Glass applicator came in handy to attach the detailed cuts. I added a small pocket on the inside to hold a coffee gift card too!  I hope you'll grab a cup of coffee and pop over to check out the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge too. 

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Happy Holidays Shaker Card

I know, I's not Christmas time yet. Except if you are a crafter, it is time for holiday Bazaars and making handmade cards. I was playing with the Holiday Cheer Shaker Ornament kit, and I thought a removable shaker ornament would be cute on this week's Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.
I didn't have a ton of time to craft, since I just got back from a long weekend at the beach with my family and some of my stamping pals. Over the weekend I completed all the card and pages from my latest Craft With Heart Subscription boxes. When I got home I looked at the shaker tags spread across my desk, grabbed some festive washi tape, then started taping and stamping the stripes from the sketch across my background. I had intended to leave the whole background white, but I couldn't resist a little penwork around the edges.
Inside the shaker I mounted a glossy, sparkly snowman image. I did a little surgery on his arms to make it look more like he was holding that sign. Then I filled the shaker with silver sequin mix, tiny silver baby sequins, and some white snowflake nail gems. Can't wait to make a few more of these shaker tags - my friend Elaine was making the cutest tags all weekend!


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