Belated Wishes

This last sunday the featured stamper challenge headed to Beverly's gallery where I remembered this gorgeous card from years ago and chose it for my CASE. I just love her color choices there so, that was the given thing for me to keep was a blue-ish greenish colors and so the changes were to have this butterfly ( SU swallowtail)  Peeking in from the other corner, and instead of stamping a swirly background I used an gelli print I had made on deli paper with some acrylic paints and a swirly embossing folder for the pattern print. the Sentiment is from the Lil' Inker designs Just Sayin' set .
I did heat emboss this butterfly on a sheet of pale printed paper and then added some water based markers into the wells of the image with some Nuvo Neptune pearl drops on the edges. the base on this one is some PTI ocean tide cardstock so, it finished out at 5 1/2" square in real life.


Kirkland Inspired

I could not get my internet to cooperate last  night but, this is something I put together for the inspiration challenge yesterday at Splitcoaststampers. the site it goes to is a store I have never heard of called Kirklands. when I read that word I think "Costco" haha. anyways, I had received this Abundant Blessings September Sentiment set from Unity Stamps last weekend and I colored a couple of the flower clusters on Friday and seen this door mug shot on the store site and thought the way the flowers are arranged is kind of wreath shaped and then just added the layers of texture to continue it.

 The flowers were stamped with Versafine Vintage sepia ink on some Neenah Millstone cardstock and colored with prisma and Polychromo's pencils. there is some white gel pen on the little white tipped springs under the big blooms too.
The only real difference with the pencils is ( more colors ) I was perfectly happy with every single prisma pencil color for years (except, there was not enough pinks and greens to suit me) and then I kept reading about the polychromos leads being stronger. ( this is true, I am able to get and maintain a sharper tip on these and they blend with the prisma pencils just fine) so, to me it was mostly a way to increase the color choices I have.

On the inside of the card is this really old sentiment from SU's season of thanks set. The corrugate is from Die cuts with a view, the goldish printed paper is from Kaiser Crafts, the Lace is vintage, that skinny copper sheer ribbon over the top of that is a new one from SU. the sentiment was die cut with a small petite oval die from spellbinders and the bottom of the floral panel was cut with a newer die from Concord and 9th called select a size borders. This card is 6" square in real life.

The layers of texture shot I loved from the store. the funny thing about that store was I seen some pillow's I liked and they are all "sold out on line" ( this is an online store link mind you lol) which just makes me roll my eyes. Anyways, thanks for stopping by.


First day for Fall

 On this first day of fall is an Stamping Bella Lizzy Laptop that I had colored with the thought of "you know its fall when"... your fuzzy robe comes out...
 ( but, then I gave her PINK fuzzy slippers and the rest of the colors went not fall-ish downhill from there haha) so, I did not use her during the coffee hop and ended up adding this Impression Obsession sentiment instead. She is colored with prisma and polychromo's pencils.

because, I wish the first day of fall was a stay home holiday... Hubs thought differently...
This one is A2 in real life. Thanks for stopping by.


Thankful {day7, continued}

 One last one for the Fall Coffee Lovers blog hop. This has been a lot of fun, Thanks for organizing it Amy!  This last week I still have not seen everything. This card below linked up as #1026 in the line up. I will keep poking around the line up over the next few days. If you have taken the time to leave me a comment THANKS that really tickles me. I grin from ear to ear as I read each one of them.

 I had colored this chick from Unity Stamps earlier in the week because, she is my favorite person holding a coffee mug that I own. I gave her red hair here because, I figured that would work well with a fall themed background haha. Plus, she is wearing a sweater cradling that mug too! Her set name is Angie girl dream of being, the sentiment is also from Unity Stamps the sentiment kit abundant blessings sept. 2017. 
This card is A-7 in real life, the mat window was cut with an Spellbinders a2 mat die and the sentiment was cut with a My Favorite Things jumbo fishtail die. 

She was stamped with versafine onyx black ink on some Neenah solar white and colored with a mix of Prisma & Polychromos pencils.

A view of the lumps shot with my cell phone which tinkers with the colors... but, you can see the texture in this view so, I decided to keep the shot. the leaf diecuts were done on some scraps with concord & 9ths layering leaves die. there is some scrappers floss tied in a bow around the Micheals plaid ribbon and there is also some foam pop dots under the sentiment panel because, of the height of the torn cork paper scrap tucked under the other side.

If you are going to play along in this hop, hurry. it ends soon. :) & thanks for stopping by!

Bean a Blessing! {day7}

 It's almost the last day's worth of hours for this fall coffee lovers blog hop going on now, you still have time to play along and get it linked up. :) Last night my first card from this hop won a flash prize stamp gift from super sponsor Craftin Desert Diva's. WOW right? :) I am so excited. anyways, here is another simple one for this thursday morning.

 These stamps are from Impression Obsession the ribbon is an older one from Micheal's from last years Thanksgiving line, I have not checked to see if they have it again this year or not.
The image is peeking up through from behind the mat frame. This is A-6 in real life.

 I did attempt to cut this with scissors but, the handle & steam gave me fits so, I ended up just cutting that off and keeping the body of the cup and re-stamping the whole thing on a fresh sheet for the base and layering the colored over the top. I don't think it photographed well ( it may on the click and enlarge them views) but, there is stardust gellyroll glaze on the edges of the mug. The browns are prisma & polychromo's pencils with some white gel pen over the top. The mat is from Diecutswithaview and the base is SU baked brown sugar.

When I was a kid in the 70's my mama had these black and glass mugs with the glass could pop out of them and they had handles in nearly the feet of them and so, when I seen this mug stamp for the first time that is exactly where my mind went, it looks like a fancy version of that. the Mugs name is "latte" and the sentiment is Bean a Blessing.  So, this is one of my oldest Coffee mug images that is still for sale with one of the newer sentiments. :) I am hopeful I can squeak one more in after work tonight so we will see. This card is #963 in the line up. Thanks for stopping by!


Hare Hugs {day6}

Good Evening, Just a simple one for this after work evening for 
 ( you can find the details by clicking the colored words)

Just a simple one for hump day... The bunny in the mug is from the cat's Pajamas set called this could be vodka and the hug in a mug is from the Ton's set called  a hug in a mug.
The printed paper is from the Authentique Nestled pad, the Heart diecut is up on a foam pop dot and that lace is vintage. This one is A6 in real life.

A closer look I had colored the bunny the other day during the slow times at work with some prisma & polychromo's pencils (twice) so the bunny and the tea bag are cut out and popped up over the first image. I did use a white gel pen which I had forgotten dries lumpy on the eyes and then went back over the pupils with a sharpie marker... and it slid.. so, that's life. There is also some diamond glaze on the heart tag. I am supposed to be cooking dinner (ha ha) so, I will be making some comments later tonight again,  This card is #916 in this line up (OhMyGoshWOW)
Thanks for stopping by!