Saturday, May 26, 2018

Mother's Day Tea Card

While my internet is still working I will post my fourth card I made for the 2018 Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog hop. This time it is a card for Mother's Day.


I used pattern paper, card stock, the stacked cups and a sentiment from the Gina K. Designs line. The teapot is a Cheapo die. And, the edging die is from Die'sire from Crafter's Companion. Putting them all together created a great design I think.

Thanks for the visit.
God bless,
Verna

Father's Day Shaker

I have another offering for the 2018 Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. I made a shaker card using a cocoa cup die from Gina Marie Designs.




The sequin package is from Sparkle Blends and is called Coffee. I cut the cup die several times in order to get some depth in the small opening to add shaker elements and even at that it was a cramped space. I think if I ever do it again I will have to find smaller shaker items for it. I decorated the cup with Washi Tape and added a sentiment from Gina K. Designs. The background paper used is a printable coffee design from The Cutting Cafe.

Thanks for stopping in. We are in more summer like temps with our thermometer to reach into the 90's this weekend. Very humid too as we had quite a bit of rain last week. So that means my computer won't function very well. In fact, I will be lucky to get this posted.

And since I got my blog updated with the Privacy Protection I don't seem to get emails anymore saying when someone has published a comment. But I check periodically to read them and I thank you so much for visiting and for your wonderful words.

Have a great weekend.
God bless,
Verna

Friday, May 25, 2018

Perk Up!

Oh, my! What a busy time this weekend with the holiday and company arriving and trying to get my blog in order so it complies. But thanks to a good friend I think I have the blog at least okay so now it is just a matter of getting the rest of my cleaning done and flowers out to the graves of my family. Thank goodness I did a few cards ahead of time for the 2018 Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop so that I can do a quick write up and post them. This one I am really pleased as to how it turned out.


All the stamps, inks and papers used are from Gina K. Designs except for the Coffee die which is from Stamplorations! I used the Gina K. Designs Wreath Builder template stencil to get the images onto my focal panel using stamps from the Gina K. Designs Coffee stamp set. The die cut Coffee was added to a pattern paper that I made using the Gina K. Designs Diagonal Stripes background stamp.

Thanks for the visit and I wish you a great weekend.

God bless,
Verna

May Rudolph Days Challenge

I made a little scene card using stamps for my May Rudolph Days Challenge entry. I had to add a bit of my own hand drawing to get the look of a stable but all the stamps are from Hero Arts.


I stamped the images and then hand cut them and placed them onto a supposedly bed of straw and inside a stable which had an open window area. I am no artist but even I like the way this looks.

Thanks so much for your visit and comments.

God bless,
Verna

2018 Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog

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Now to today's card. I am showing you a shaker card I made using a Tea theme. I gave this card to my daughter-in-law for Mother's Day. I thought it would be perfect for the 2018 Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Hop.


The tea pot is a negative area from a Cheapo Tea Pot die and I used it along with pattern paper, a stack of cups and sentiment from Gina K. Designs. The sequins are a Sparkle Blend mix.


I am sort of a novice at shaker cards but for the most part I think this was a successful one I made. 

I hope you are enjoying the hop so far and that you can find some time to join in.

God bless,
Verna




Sunday, May 20, 2018

Puddle Duck

I was searching for ideas for making a Father's Day card when I saw the Dies R Us Challenge #97 was Birds so with that in mind I brought out this Cheapo Die called Duck and made a simple little scene with it. I am very happy how it looks too.


I wanted a Teal Duck so I went online to research how to color it and this was similar to what I saw. Of course there are variations but this one seemed to be very beautiful with those colors. So I went with it. I colored the die in with my Copics. And, I used card stock, inks and the sentiment from Gina K. Designs. I used a sponge to add some sandy area around the puddle and also for the sky.

Well, this card went quick and I managed to sneak in a bit of crafting before going to a graduation open house. Happy Sunday to all and I hope your week will be a great one. Thanks for the visit.

God bless,
Verna

Friday, May 18, 2018

Another Graduation Card

This weekend one of our local towns is having their high school graduation and we have been invited to a few of the open houses. Since the school colors are maroon and gold I went with that theme on this card design. I used the Kitchen Sink Stamps 3 Step Graduation stamp set to create it.


The pattern paper is from Lawn Fawn. And, the inks used were from Gina K. Designs. They were Ivory, Cranberry Tart, Kraft, Slate,  Dandelion Yellow, Tangerine Twist and Amalgon Jet Black ink. Sometimes I had to stamp off the inks to create a lighter shade but that was no problem.  The enamel dots are from Stampin' Up! I used the Gina K. Designs Small Rectangle Die for the card stock layers.

I am entering this in the Double D's Challenge-Bling It Up. I don't have a lot of bling but I think those enamel dots should qualify as bling. They seemed perfect for this card at any rate.

Well, the weekend is once again upon us. I don't plan much crafting as I have these graduations to attend and also need to clean my house. I am tracking cut up paper scraps all over the place. LOL Thanks for the visit and comments. I'll visit again with you soon.

God bless,
Verna

Mother's Day Tea Card

While my internet is still working I will post my fourth card I made for the 2018 Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog hop. This time it is a c...