Monday, June 26, 2017

Bold Coffee

While I was playing with the alcohol inks, I decided to try distressed inks  on glossy paper,  The top panel is distress inks and they did not move so well on the paper.  The outcome looked artsy.  I stamped on the artsy panel and used alcohol inks on the back panel.

I do like the bold, vivid colors!

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Sunday, June 25, 2017

Get Up, Get Coffee, Sparkle and Be Happy

I had a lot of fun using alcohol ink and blowing through a straw to get the background design.  This is photo paper but heavy shimmer paper makes the ink feather out differently.  The first one is darker and does not show up as well.  The second card you will need your sunglasses!!

Sunglasses needed for this card!!

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Saturday, June 24, 2017

A Dragon's Birthday

This little dragon card is headed to North Carolina to celebrate my grandson's birthday.  

Riley is into dragons's right now, so it is perfect!  I am sure he will stick his little fingers into as many of the holes as he cand and then will have his little brother Henry do the same.  This  could  be a card that entertains them for hours!!

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Will Trade Coffee For Gossip

I could not resist making a card with flamingos for the summer coffee lovers hop!  Now, is gossip still a word we use or is the current word networking?

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Friday, June 23, 2017


Chillaxin by the  beach on vacation.  Is there anything better than putting your feet in the sand and enjoying the sun?  Well,  maybe  getting an iced beverage and having your friends join you!  Then you would be javaing a good day!!

This beach scene uses a STAMPlorations  stamp, stitched snow hills and word die.

Chillin is linked to:
Simon Says
Simon Says
Word Art Wednesday
If You Give A Crafter A Cookie


Summer Coffee

I love this image by STAMPlorations.  If you like to color, this is an image for you!!  I was going to color all of the image but colored some  and put it aside.  Then it hit my bits and pieces bag where it sat  since the spring hop and then...and then...a card idea!!  Does this happen to you?

To break up the image, I used the COFFEE word die.  I cut another onein black to pull the word out a little.  Embossed the background, add the infamous black and white striped paper and I am in LOVE with this COFFEE card!


A view to show the popped up COFFEE word.

Items used:
STAMPlorations Finding Coffee and Coffee word die.

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017


AAH. vacation time.  For me it is traveling to a warm place to escape the Wisconsin winter.  A little sunshine and a whole lot of relaxing!

Time to read that book you have been meaning to read.  I thought it would be fun to have the sand hill look like the pages of the book that had been read.

Thanks for stopping by and if you are heading out on vacation...I am jealous!!

Vacation is linked to:
Simon Says
Word Art Wednesday
Simon Says
Craft Stamper Magazine