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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Coffee Coaster

This is a 4x4" coaster for my coffee/wine projects.  I keep collecting items for a junque album.

This is another totally digital composition.  I loved putting this together.  The quote is soooo me--except for the quad shot part.  But I certainly drink my share of coffee each day!  It took me awhile to make up the quote as I usually just nod my head when the barrista asks me questions when I order.

Digital elements:
Gecko Galz Kitchen Sink for couple and coffee pot
Gecko Galz Oh Cupid paper pack for background
PSE for floor
Pixel Scrapper freebie from Janet Scott for cloud -- I added my own text
Pixel Scrapper freebie from Brooke Gazarek for the cup
Crafty Secrets for "coffee-zilla" work

Entering these challenges:

Gecko Galz Papercrafters FaceBook Page: April 2016 challenge 4x4

The Color Throwdown Challenge #387 closes in 5 days I'm #4

Try It On Tuesday Challenge: Add a Quote closes in 5 days

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Spring Baseball Fever

Happy April!  This is my birthday month so I've changed my blog background and header to the birthday theme from Vintage Made For You.

At Imagine That! the new challenge is Spring.  The FaceBook challenge is Anything Goes using Imagine That! images.

In addition to spring signifying my birthday, Easter (I was born on an Easter Sunday), and blooming flowers, it means BASEBALL!!!!  I was just bemoaning the fact that my son's baseball days were behind him. Today was opening season for professional baseball.  However, it was not a good start for my team.

I made this 4x4 journal card for my grandkids' daily flash album.  I used Kris' Baseball set. This is totally digital. I placed a 2nd baseball on top of the collage and rotated it in order to add the sentiment.  Then I decided to rearrange the placement of everything and put the sentiment on the bat.

Check out my new watermark, complements of Kris.

Entering this digital composition here:

Imagine That! Playground:  Challenge 3 Spring until May 6

Monthly Challenge

Imagine That! FBC2 Anything Goes until April 30

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

The March Hare

How about a March hare for the end of the month?  I tried to keep the style light and playful to go with Becca's bunny.

A2 draft card (4.25x5.5 inches)
STAMPlorations Bunnies and Blooms stamp set
Memento tuxedo black ink
Copic markers
Yoobi glitter pen on cup
Twinklette gold glitter marker on flower centers and green glitter marker on my hand drawn grass.
Washi tape

Entering these challenges:
STAMPlorations Never Ending Challenge--must use their stamps HERE  I'm #789

STAMPlorations March CAS Card Challenge:  clean and simple stamping with some added washi tape.  HERE  And of course a few yellow flowers.  I'm #90  closes in 1 day

Where Am I?

I feel like Alice who fell down the rabbit hole.  The Wanderlust challenge is to use an alternative color palette, using acrylic paints to paint something that is not its normal color.

I did a journal page.  Green sky, blue sun, pink grass and purple rabbit.

I used a STAMPlorations ARTplorations Just Squares stencil to create square green clouds.  The rabbit is a die cut from The Paper Cut card set.

I'm entering this in the STAMPlorations ARTplorations Mixed Media March challenge HERE

Monday, March 28, 2016

Springtime Coffee and Coffee Hop Blog Winner

Thank you to the 43 bloggers who stopped by to leave comments for a chance to win my blog candy during the Coffee Lovers Spring Blog Hop. Scroll down to the end of this post to see who won.

Enjoying time with family, I was unable to participate in the hop as much as I normally do.  Now that I'm an empty nester again, here's another coffee themed card, post-hop.

Texture with the layered doily and (Stampin' Up) tags, baker's twine and sequins.
All stamps are STAMPlorations:  Blossum Overture, Dee's Blooming Buds, Shery's digital freebie cup (popped up with dimensionals), and sentiment from Becca's Bunnies and Blooms set.
Copics in muted yellows, beige, and greens.

Entering the following STAMPlorations challenges:

March theme and sketch challenge: HERE  I'm #46

CASEplorations challenge HERE I'm #12

(I liked Betsy's circular design.)

Winner!!!!  CASEplorations runner up--$5 gift certificate

CAS card challenge HERE  (I liked the Blooming Bud on Loll's card; and Lisa's die cut layer and sequins.) I'm #84

Never Ending Anything Goes Challenge HERE (must use STAMPlorations on this one) I'm #787

Also Entering at these Other Challenge Sites :
Artistic Inspirations Challenge #153 Anything Goes #13 and closes in 13 days!!!x
Avenue 613 Challenge #169 Anything Goes #59 closes in 5 days x
Crafting From the Heart Challenge #105 Always Anything Goes #24 closes in 6 days x
Craft  Your Passion Challenge #305 Always Anything Goes #28 closes in 5 days x
Creative Fingers Challenge #105 Always Anything Goes #198 closes in 2 days x
Fussy and Fancy Challenge #160 Pastel Colours #45 closes in 10 days x
Robyn's Fetish: Challenge #309 Add a Doily #3 closes in 5 days x
The Sisters of Craft Monthly Challenge: March 2016 Always Anything Goes  #194 closes in 3 days x
Time Out Challenge #52 (Marjan's flowers) #36 closes in 2 days x

The winner of the $25 Etsy gift card is: Ann from the Antique Wardrobe blog.

Blogger Ann said...
Super cute stacked cups.
March 19, 2016 at 8:26 AM

Ann, please be sure to email me your email address and your last name.  The Etsy gift card will be sent to your email.   You have until April 2 to respond .  If I don't hear from you, then I will redraw.  But since you were such an active blog hop participant, I'm sure I'll be hearing from you!

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