Monday, September 28, 2015

There's Coffee in the House!

Happy National Coffee Day September 29!

This shadow box represents in miniature the items that I remember in my grandmother's home.

I should note that I took the photo at an angle so that you wouldn't see my reflection in the mirror which I made with a bottle cap frame.

Because I want to enter this in the Prima September contest HERE, (I'm #19)  I'm giving you a sneak peak of my project which will be the focus of my article on October 3 at Unruly Paper Arts blogozine.  The article will include a brief family history of each item.  At that time, I will have a companion post here on my blog with photos of the actual items that now reside in my home.

Prima resins furnished the house.  Because my grandma's furniture was white, I didn't alter the color but I did stain the wood trim.

I'm also entering this room photo in the Coffee Lovers Fall Blog Hop HERE. I'm #372
The coffee cup represents my grandma's china which I now possess as seen in the photo below. Coffee was very important to my mother.  She said when sugar was rationed, she got used to drinking coffee without it, but she could never give up her cream! I drink my coffee black but it must be flavored!

Please come back in October to learn more!!!!

Here are the Prima products I used:

Altered Doll House
Ingvild Bolme Foyer Resins and Antique Tub

Update 10/20/15.  I didn't win the Prima contest, but my house was a featured entry in the Prima winners article HERE

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Digital Bookmark

My second entry for the Fall 2015 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.

Totally digital, which can be printed out and used as a tag or bookmark.  I will be placing it on a fold-over flap in my coffee journal.

I used the freebie coffee to go cup image from Pretty Papers, Pretty Ribbons and the freebie quote "Coffee, a Hug in a Mug" from TLC Creations.  Both are available when you hop on over to their sites.  The original witch image was holding a purple flower.  I replaced the flower with a Hero Arts coffee cup and put a spider ring on her hand.

Other products:
Gecko Galz digital image collage sheets: Witching Hour, Witchy Women, Kitchen Sink
Pixel Scrapper digital image files from various contributors
Hero Arts digital set Caffeine Fix
computer generated wording

Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop 2nd Entry I'm #206
Choux Choux PaperArt Challenge #1   I'm #50  Winner announced Oct 4
Gecko Galz September Tricks or Treats Customer Challenge I'm #4--I won this challenge!

Friday, September 25, 2015

Fall Coffee Card

I'm a Coffee Loving Papercrafter and have the tee-shirt to prove it!  Each season the group comes together for a huge blog hop.  The excitement builds as the hop draws near!  And today is the day!!!!!

Lots of sponsors! Lots of prizes!  Lots of  inspiration!  During each hop I discover new crafters to follow their blogs, learn about new companies and products, and get so many ideas from the cards that get posted.

Hop along!  See all the details HERE


Here's my fall themed coffee card

Pumpkin digital image from My Artistic Adventures Etsy shop
cup digital image from Hero Arts Caffinated set
computer generated wording:  I'd like to claim the quote as my own but I've seen it in several places in cyberspace and needed to "borrow" it for my card
all printed on Stampin' Up very vanilla card stock
Stampin' Up early expresso card stock
burnt orange card stock from stash
Tim Holtz Sizzix tiny leaves Alterations embossing folder
Liquid applique

Entering my card here:

Fall Coffee Lovers Bloghop Entry #1 I'm #99

Choux Choux PaperArt Challenge #1  I'm #49

DL Art Thankful Thursday Challenge 165 Fall I'm #9 til Oct 6

If You Give a Crafter a Cookie Challenge 28 Happy Fall Y'All I'm #5 til Oct 7

The Sisterhood of Crafters:  Let's All Go to the Pumpkin Patch  until Oct 11 I'm #7

City Crafter Challenge #280 Fall I'm #40

Creative Card Crew #96 Fall I'm #108 x

Use Your Stuff Challenge #192 Fall Theme I'm #24 x

Pile It On Challenge #87 Color Combo  I'm #31

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Good-bye Summer

Although warmer temps are trying to surface, you can tell the seasons are in transition.  The plants are showing signs of fall.  And crafting is turning to Halloween and autumn leaves.  Here is a 6x9 scrapbook page I made as a last hurrah to summer which officially will be over in three days.  The page will be added to my grandkids' album, opposite from a page of summer photos.

I took images from the Crafty Secrets See You Soon digital kit and colored them with my software program. I placed in the lower corner of the scene "see you soon" from the kit.  After printing, I added final touches with Copic markers (including autumn leaves).
The sentiment "Good-bye Summer!" was computer generated and punched with a Stampin' Up label punch.

I chose a dress color and cardstock to give an autumn feel.  Patterned paper is Basic Grey Ambrosia--very old from my stash.  The flowers represent the warm summer sun.  Materials are old, from my stash (paper, gems, ribbon, Maya Road  Winter Jewel Flowers).  Lovin' that I'm using them up.

Entering this:

Crafty Secrets September Linky Party
Pile It On #87 Color Combination
Really Reasonable Ribbon #186 Aren't You Orange It's Fall with Ribbon
YNS Sketch and Color Challenge #23 Closes 10/1
ChouxChoux PaperArts Challenge #1  Check out their first challenge and there's a Blog Hop!!

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Twinkle Journal Page

Finally, I sat down and made something!  I came up with an idea for a journal page.  The grandkids and I sing Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star which I thought would be the perfect way to complete this gelli print that I made during Summer of Color.

The original 8x8 inch print is HERE.

The original list of supplies included paint in two blues and a green on the gelli plate.  I used Tim Hotlz' globe die as a stencil.  Then I added white paint through a star stencil.

To create my journal page, I added the following:

Luna Girl Moonbeams digital image of girl and wings from their Shabby Green collage sheet.
Red Lead stencil of words from which I combined letters to create the word twinkle.
Computer generated word labels  Ranger Distress Inks were used on these items.
STAMPlorations Mixed Media Grunge stamp set--double arrow which I stamped in-between the word labels with Brilliance Moonlight White ink so that there would be a subtle sense of movement .  I went over the ink with a Sakura Gelly Roll clear star pen . I also used this pen to highlight the the word Twinkle.

I'd like to enter my journal page in these challenges:

Luna Girl Moonbeams September challenge: Fairies and Mermaids  (2 entries for using Lunagirl image) I'm #16 x

STAMPlorations September ARTplorations Mixed Media challenge I'm #13

613 Avenue Create:  Challenge #141 Anything Goes; optional show some love:  I love when the grandkids and I sing this song and use the Baby Sign for the twinkling star.  I'm #112  Closes 9/19 x

Crafting When We Can: Sketch Challenge #103  I'm #2  Can combine with 4 other challenges. Closes 9/26

Through the Craft Room Door Challenge Week of Sept 15-21 Anything Goes I'm #81 x

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

September Coffee

For the month of September, Unruly PaperArts Blogozine has a great theme for the Reader Art Quest.  The prize (winner chosen by random draw) is two stamp sets from UPA sponsor Altered Pages.

If you follow my blog, then you know I belong to the Coffee Loving Papercrafters group and have lots of coffee themed items to work with.  (This group is having a link-up blog hop at the end of the month with lots of sponsor prizes.)  So of course I jumped at the chance to make an inspiration piece for this RAQ.  Although you may choose only to use the color scheme in your make, I had to go with a coffee theme!!!!  And what's better than a warm cup of coffee as the weather is turning to chilly autumn days??? Although I love my coffee any time of year!

This is a digital hybrid.

All of the heart papers and the dot paper for the cups are from My Artistic Adventures Etsy shop.  As you can tell, I joined two patterns together before printing out the background.  I used two more patterns when making the coffee cups, by placing the ping files from Hero Arts Caffeine Fix digital set on top of the patterned papers, printing, and layering.

Sentiment is printed, edged with black marker, and built up with foam adhesive.

Steam is from Paper Smooches stamp set.
Coffee word is A Cut Above die from Verve stamps.`
Baker's twine is Stampin' Up
Misc. letters and heart trim from stash

I'd like to enter this in these challenges: x

Chocolate, Coffee and Cards #98 Use a Sentiment #278
Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #325 following theme Layers #27

Through the Craft Room Door:  September Anything Goes #76 due Sept  7
PINspirational Challenge #148 Be Crazy #12 due Sept 14
Crafting from the Heart Challenge #75 Anything Goes #161 due Sept 6

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