Mar 30, 2017

Coffee Card with Background Die Cut

I am so thrilled to have shared this week of coffee loving cardmaking inspiration with each of you!  Thanks so much to everyone who paid a visit or left a kind word!  Today's card features the fabulous coffee mug stamp from the Coffee Time stamp set by Darkroom Door.

I stamped the DD French Script stamp in Frayed Burlap onto a leftover inky background.  On another inky background, I used the Tim Holtz Mixed Media Thinlet background die, then stamped the coffee rings from the coffee set.

I stamped the mug onto more inky paper and splashed with water to give some interest.  I fussy cut and layered onto my panel.  I embellished with a favorite die by Verve Stamps and some purchased flowers.  My favorite thing in all of spring is the color of green on the oak trees new growth.  Ours have yet to come, but I am anxiously awaiting their splendor!

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Mar 29, 2017

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

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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

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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!

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Mar 25, 2017

Stenciled Watercolor Mixed Media Coffee Card

Hello Coffee Lovers!  Today I'm sharing another card with the fabulous Coffee Time stamp set by Darkroom Door.  If you missed yesterday's post, I've partnered with Darkroom Door for a little giveaway of this stamp set, so do click back.  :)  I stamped my image with Distress Oxide inks and fussy cut.  There are so many great images in this set, the ideas are endless!

I made my background paper with a Tim Holtz stencil and texture paste and colored with Distress Inks.  The clock was inked with DOX and then clear embossed for contrast.  I used a Verve Stamps free digi file from a previous hop for the sentiment, inked up with puddled DOX.  Julee has another great freebie HERE, so check that out.  My flower was made with a Tim Holtz punch, colored with DI.  I tucked a couple purchased flowers in with.  So fun and easy!  Thank you so much for your visit today!  :)

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Mar 24, 2017

Darkroom Door Mixed Media Cards and Giveaway

The starting day of each Coffee Lovers Blog Hop is always so exciting!  That it is on a Friday certainly helps!  ;0  But all of the blog visits and inspiration just bless my crafty heart.  Let alone all of the prizes floating around.  I'm thrilled to be partnering with Darkroom Door today with a special tutorial for these two mixed media cards and a bonus giveaway.  Hop on over for all of the details.  

My second card was based on my favorite scripture, "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”  Joshua 1:9 NKJV.  I hope you are inspired by these cards.  

Now for a GIVEAWAY!

Leave a comment on my Darkroom Door blog post to be entered in the giveaway.  Please let Rachel know if you enjoyed my projects.  You will be in the running to win the Coffee Time stamp set.

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