Mar 28, 2017

Tim Holtz Tea Cup Die with Paper Doll Card


I've skipped the stamping today and played with the new Ideaology products and my Tim Holtz die cuts.  <3  I am in love with Tim's new Paper Dolls and was dying to pair a little girl with a tea cup, such a precious combination.


I was so thrilled to find Tim's tea cup dies locally and snagged them up a few months ago.  My first project with the cup can be found HERE.  I cut the cup from Tim's new paper stash, Memoranda.  This was a gift from my crafty bud Mimi of She's Crafty.  Thank you my friend!  I am loving my goodies.  You are the best!!!  <3  I tucked some of the new floral ephemera from the Botanical Layers collection in the cup and perched the sweet girl down.  She's holding the new stainable flowers called Bouquet Findings.  These are so neat!


I finished with a butterfly and bow dyed with Distress Oxide ink.  The doily was cut from a brown paper bag.


Little girls and tea parties reminded me of my last tea party with my Grandmother.


I used a combination of vintage a new items with fresh picked azaleas from my yard.


These photos are from a long time ago, my how the house has changed!  But it is fun to look back and see these pretty things.  <3






I just love this picture of the two of us from the party!  What a treasure it is to me now.


I found these vintage silk roses and used lace and Grandma's old jewelry to embellish and make corsages for everyone.


This was Grandma that Easter.  I just had to share!  And here are the invitations for the party, which I've shared with your CL Hoppers previously.  Thanks for visiting with me today and sharing this walk down memory lane.  I hope you are inspired to create some tea themed goods and maybe have a party of your own!  HUGS!!!  <3


To see all of my coffee cards click HERE.

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Mar 27, 2017

Butterfly Burlap Canvas with Distress Oxide and Embossing Folders


I was ever so lucky to meet up with the beautiful and creative Marty of Merry Marty's Cards this weekend.  Marty and her sister Gail were the most welcoming and kind souls and our visit was a pure delight!  We had so many shared interests and could have talked for hours!  Marty, thank you so very much for taking the time out to meet me!  I just love you and hope to do it again soon!


I wanted to make Marty a little giftie for our visit, so I pulled out my stash of Distress Oxide backgrounds from one of my play sessions.  First I cut out the oval, then I embossed the remainder with an older embossing folder.  I sanded it to reveal some of the pattern better.  Now, I tried this sanding with some of my regular Distress Ink backgrounds and it doesn't work as beautifully as with DOX.


I raised the oval up a lot to make it more dimensional.  Mounting it onto a second cutout from thin chipboard helps.  I inked one of Tim's new chipboard sentiments to coordinate.


I stamped the Eclectic Butterfly by Darkroom Door onto another bit of DOX paper and fussy cut.  The butterfly is layered over basket filler.  My bow was inked with similar DOX and I adhered purchased flowers to complete the look.


I wish I had embossed the butterfly in dark brown EP, but Marty loved the worn look the DOX gave to it.  I mounted my work onto a purchased burlap canvas, using Tim's long brads to secure.  I hope you are inspired by this simple project today!


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Layered Mixed Media Coffee Card


Hello coffee lovers!  Today marks the midpoint of our coffee loving festival.  I'm having a blast sharing and learning from each of you.  Today I'm sharing another card featuring the Coffee Time stamp set by Darkroom Door.  Don't forget to check out my giveaway post a few posts back for a chance to win this darling stamp set!


I stamped my cuppa onto inky paper and layered over some vintage holey paper and stamped paper.  The stamped paper was stamped repeatedly with the coffee sentiment from the set.


I used one of my favorite leafy dies by Verve Stamps and some purchased flowers, all tucked between the layers.  You can see a faint trace of a doily die cut from a used coffee filter.  I love the soft quality of using these.  The coffee stains are also in the stamp set - a true favorite!  Thanks so much for your comment love today!  <3


To see all of my coffee cards click HERE.


Mar 26, 2017

Mixed Media Coffee Card with Embossing Folder


Happy Sunday!  Today I'm sharing a new mixed media coffee card with you featuring this beautiful stamp from the Coffee Time stamp set by Darkroom Door.  If you missed my first coffee post, click back for a giveaway of this stamp set!  :)


I stamped my image onto paper I previously inked with Distress Inks.  I do this often because I love that you can select special parts of the inky paper which compliment your stamped image, like these spotches.  I cut a mixed media thinlet background die by Tim Holtz from inky paper and layered onto a panel that  I had inked and embossed with an embossing folder.  I sanded it lightly, which didn't work as well as sanding my Distress Oxide backgrounds on a previous card, but the texture is beautiful even without the highlights.


I finished up with a die cut doily, cut from a used coffee filter, a Tim Holtz Chit Chat chipboard sentiment, a purchased flower and loopy bow.  I hope this card inspires you today!

To see all of my coffee cards click HERE.