Nov 8, 2019

Picket Fence Coffee Loving Owl Christmas Card


There is nothing like the feeling of knowing you "can't" do something to motivate you to do it anyway!  LOL!  I really really really didn't want to give up on my coloring today because I have to work 12 hours until late, so I decided to do it early!.  Then really really really wanted to make just one more coffee card for the Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop, so I did!  :)


One step at a time though, first I colored this adorable Picket Fence Owl with Distress Markers and Inks using a waterbrush.  I got her and another similar stamp plus the coordinating dies at stamp convention in Georgia this year.  I LOVE owls and LOVE funky sketched art!


So I pieced together some of Tim Holtz's Christmas stash from last year and added the bow from the Merry Christmas die set.  I overstamped and embossed in white with this cute sentiment I got on clearance at HL.  Super quick and easy, but festive and fun!

https://wiirocku.tumblr.com/post/164127029741/2-timothy-417-nlt-but-the-lord-stood-with-me

Today I hope you defy the odds and do something you shouldn't have been able to do.  :)  I'm rooting for you!  Hugs, Autumn


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Nov 7, 2019

Pumpkins and Plaid a Cup of Thanks My Dear Card


Oh my gosh!  There is NEVER enough time to craft all of the cards that I have in my head for the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  So I think this will be my last make for the Fall/Winter hop.  :(


I am sooooo tired from our weekend getaway and have to work all weekend this coming weekend.  But I have to ask if y'all have tried the PB Cinnamon Spice Latte?  It is sooooo good.  I don't like super sweet drinks, so this is my new favorite!  Coffee to the rescue today!


This card uses more of the wooden chippies and paper from Joann's, with the Tutti Designs fall wreath and a Penny Black coffee cup.  


I embossed the Tim Holtz pumpkin Bigz die in Ranger's new Mixed Media Embossing Powder in Hammered.  I LOVE this stuff you guys!!!  Especially the color Fire!  The sweet little sentiment is from an old SU! stamp set.  I've had so much fun seeing all of your makes this week.  Happy hopping.  Hugs, Autumn


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Nov 5, 2019

Coffee Loving Elf Tim Holtz Retro Poinsettia Shaker Card


Happy hopping coffee lovers!  I forgot to schedule my posts over the weekend while we were away, but have a few more cards to share with you for the Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.   I couldn't help but make two cards while I was playing with my crafty pal @carolinasweetlee 's Santa's Helper die.  (Which is on a very good sale right now at Scrapbook.com.)  I just picked up the Retro Repeat background die and thought the triangles could be turned to make trees. 


My panels and greenery were inked with a combination of Distress Inks and Oxides and the back of my shaker was stamped with Tim's Stripes & Holiday set.  I'm loving this year's Large Funky Festive die set.  I paired the poinsettia with some punched greenery.  I stamped the swirly border from the Ornate Trims set to add some contrast and filled the card with vintage sequins I picked up from the thrift shop.  :)  I sure do hope this card makes you smile and your week is filled with joy.  Hugs, Autumn



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Nov 2, 2019

Pumpkin Spice Coffee and Critters Cards


I was sooooooo excited to get the new Tim Holtz Organic Thinlet die, but then lost it from myself... Ugh!  Well, I found it the other day and decided to have a play.  Of course, it was right where it should be but I couldn't see it for looking at it.  LOL!  


I cut it from kraft card and gave it a dip of Vintage Photo Distress Ink, then a spray of Iced Spruce Distress Oxide Spray.  


All of the other elements were altered last year, including the Pumpkin Bigz, the Crackled Bird Branch and Scroll dies.  I just played until I was happy.  


I seriously cannot get enough of this pumpkin...  My other cards with it can be found HERE and HERE.


And here a couple of my very own pumpkins at our Pumpkin Festival in Pumpkintown, SC.  :)


I just had to do some PSL cards for this year's Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop...


I picked up this beautiful paper pad and adorable little wooden chippies at Joann's for a song. 


I layered the Jillibean Soup Hug in a Mug die with a Tutti Designs fall wreath.  The gingham ribbon has been on my table for over a month and I finally found a card to use it with!  :)  Reminding you to Make Today Count! 


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Nov 1, 2019

Tim Holtz Coffee Loving Elf Christmas Card


It's my most favorite time of the crafting year, the Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!   It is so hard to believe that this time last year I was busy as a bee making coffee cards day after day, then the very next morning we were hurried into the hospital to begin Sydney's treatment for leukemia.  Even harder to believe that I didn't craft for months and months after that, with so many long hospital stays during the ups and downs of her chemo.  Thankfully, she will be starting maintenance chemo next week!  Praise the Lord!!!


Thank you all so much for your support and prayers throughout the past year.  <3


I've been having some fun with my crafty pal @carolinasweetlee and hew new Christmas die cuts.  When I saw the little coffee mugs and cups in the new Tim Holtz Festive Things die set it made me want to combine them with the Santa's Helper Elf die.   He reminds me of myself trying to balance my coffee...  It never works for me!  


I used the Scribble Woodlands stamp set along with Alphanumeric dies to complete this festive phrase.  The tree is also from the Festive Things set, but the circle baubles are the berries from the holly in the Seasonal Scroll Bigz die


The circle was cut from the Snowglobe 2 die set from last year's Christmas stash.  I used a Picket Fence Distress Paint Dauber to outline the edges to give the appearance of frosted glass.  I used the Tim Holtz Ornate Trims stamp set to make the border around my design. 


I'm looking forward to hopping with you all again this year.  Hugs to all of you coffee loving cardmakers!

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Oct 30, 2019

Wendy Vecchi Fall Wreath and Potted Flowers Cards


Hello everyone!  I'm delighted to be sharing my first ever guest post on the Ranger Ink blog today.  Hop on over to the Ranger Project Page for the tutorial.  Thanks so much for the support!!!


I've also made another card along the lines of the last card I shared HERE with the Wendy Vecchi Flower Pot Stamp, Stencil and Die Set

 http://sewpaperpaint.blogspot.com/2019/10/ranger-ink-archival-fall-bundle-wendy-vecchi-stamps.html


This card features a completely different color combination, but basically the same card design.  I swapped out the Stitched Circles for the Stitched Rectangles.   And the Letter It stamps for sentiments from the Flowers Say It All set.


I added a wash of Watering Can to extend the images when cutting the flowers and pot.  I love how this touch of grey makes the design more earthy.  And pairing Watering Can with Thistle and Cornflower Blue... this MUST be my new favorite color combo!   And I'm kicking myself for waiting so long to use Wendy's Old Quilt background stamp!  It's the neatest background!  I hope you're feeling inspired.  Make sure to check out my Wendy Vecchi Pinterest board HERE before you go.  Hugs, Autumn


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Oct 12, 2019

PaperArtsy Eclectica Sara Naumann Coral and Aqua Cards


Hello friends!  I'm sharing a few cards on the PaperArtsy blog today for the current topic Coral.  I've used the exquisite PaperArtsy Eclectica {Sara Naumann} Collection (ESN33) and (ESN34).


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Oct 1, 2019

Ranger Archival Ink Fall Bundle with Wendy Vecchi Stamps


I'm so excited about the beautiful new palettes of Archival Ink that Ranger Ink has released this year at special bundle pricing.  I'm currently working with the Fall Bundle and can't wait to get my hands on the Christmas Bundle

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I wanted to try out Wendy's Old Quilt background stamp with the Flower Pot Stamp, Stencil & Die set in Red Geranium Archival Ink.  When I stamped it out the result was too clean and simple for my taste.  But when stamping with Archival Ink, you ink over it without smearing the ink - yay!  So I fixed it up with a dip in watered Wendy's Make Art Blendable Dye Ink Pads Acorn. 


The idea popped in my head one day that I could fold a piece of cardstock in half and die cut Wendy's Flower Pot to make a jumbo sized pot that could literally overflow with these darling die cut flowers.  To hide the crease, I used the Tim Holtz 3D Lumber Texture Fade.  I cut two of these, then dipped them in puddled Acorn ink.  I cut the top off of one and mounted with foam tape over the other for dimension, sponging the edges of the pieces with Sepia Archival Ink. 


I used the Archival Ink Pads in Sepia and Fern Green to stamp the grassy elements behind my die cut flowers.  The sentiment is from the Letter It Thank You Stamp Set.  I will definitely be using the pot die this way in the future - what fun!

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Sep 23, 2019

Fall Leaves and Autumn Bees Tim Holtz Cards


Happy September friends!  I'm sharing a simple and not so simple fall card batch with you today.  The first card features layered stamping with the Stamp Platform and a mix of Distress Inks and Oxides for a rich, ethereal effect.  I used the Falling Leaves stamp set that came out several years ago.  I did my stamping on an inky background I had made then gave it a good splash of inks for texture and cut it with the Stacked Baroque die set.  I traced the die to get a small mat and cut it by hand, then embossed with the 3D Lumber Texture Fade


I had a lot of fun with the background panel.  It was one of those play times with my inks and Oxides, but the end result was kind of a hot mess!  LOL!  To salvage it, I inked one of Tim's embossing folders with Gathered Twigs and spritzed it then ran the paper through.  I repated this twice to get a deep brown.  I just love the contrast it created!




For my next card, again I was pulling out old backgrounds I had made during random play times.  I make backgrounds whenever I don't feel super creative.  It is always fun to do, no matter how you feel!  You may remember THIS card featuring a corrugated panel from last year.

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I've layered with backgrounds using the Botanical and Batik and Lattice and Flourish stamp sets.


To make my elements appear to have a patina, I cut the Wildflower Stems 2 from brown card and dipped in Evergreen Bough Distress Oxide.  I embossed the Geo Insects in Burnt Copper Leaves embossing powder, then rubbed with watered white gesso and let it dry, then rubbed with Evergreen Bough DO to create a patinaed metal effect. 


This I layered over another inky scrap and a Ticket Booth stamped and die cut image.  I used the stitching from the Patchwork Pieces stamp set to blend the edges of my panels together.  I died Tim's Trimmings ribbon with  more Gathered Twigs and frayed it out as much as possible, then tied around my background. 


I am so crazy over this bee!  And here he is with my other fall cards in this palette.  Find my Pumpkin card post HERE.  Thanks for joining me today and happy autumnal crafting!


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