Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Buddy Post Coffee Loving Cardmakers with Paper Smooches

My daughter (aka Lisa Bzibziak) asked me and my friend, neighbor and member of our Little Crop Group (Melanie Richards) if we wanted to participate as Buddies for the Coffee Loving Cardmakers with our focus on using a sketch and products from Paper Smooches.  And an extra plus, I was able to combine with the Three Amigos last Challenge "Inspiration Board".  

Our job was to select a sketch from Paper Smooches. So off to the internet...looking up some of the oldest sketches and found this Sparks Challenge from July 2011. Interesting concept whereby each month you were given (10) sketches and/or a color combo of (12) choices. We chose the first sketch and the next morning we went off to a crop together at my daughter's...what a fun time, lunch at Lisa's home and ended with dinner at Red Lobster. 

This card has also been shared with Double Trouble "SomeThing, AnyThing, EveryThing" Challenge #34 using our Twisted Sister's Optional Twist "Sunshine" - Please check us out - you probably already have something you have created that will fit this challenge...come aboard with Thing 1, 2 and 3...we would love your participation.     




From left to right: 
Melanie - Stitches And Smudges 
Lisa - Life of a BZScrapper 
and Sue (That's Me) - I Luv Scrapping Too 

I knew the dies and stamps I was going to use and of course what my layout would be but it took me a long time to put them together.  Colored the sun/cloud stamp and the cup with Copic Sketch pens...that was the easy part.  


Gemini was kept pretty busy...cut several Paper Smooches "House Plants" in many different design papers and placed them against some very plain background papers. It wasn't until I came across a cute cloud background that I could see my card coming together. Again, there was a lot of switching around the different patterned House Plants previously cut but finally saw that background was an excellent choice. It was time for our trip to Red Lobster so my card was finished at home. 


At home, cut out one more "House Plant" and it was the one that made it pop, adhered to the background with the last cut placed with flower and leave edges curled for dimension. 


The larger cloud was adhered directly to the background and the cloud/sun was layered and adhered with 3D thin foam tape.  The little birdie and sentiment were final adds to my card.  



THERE IS A GIVEAWAY: The more visits and love you leave the better your chances for winning! Hope you'll check out the Buddy Post up on the Coffee Lovers Blog here and make a comment to be eligible for the giveaway, and for additional entry leave a comment on each Buddy's Blog.

Also sent to the following Challenges:  

Products Used
Design Papers 
     Doodlebug Design "Hello Sunshine" 
Cardstock 
     Sage and White Daisy 
Stamps 
     Paper Smooches "Sunnyille" 
Dies 
     Paper Smooches J2D391 "House Plant" 
     Paper Smooches "Sunnyville" Thin Dies 
     Paper Smooches "Curly Clouds" 
Pens/Inks 
     Copic Sketch Alcohol-Base Brush Pens 
         C1, BG10, Y19, Y35 
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 




Monday, July 29, 2019

Double Trouble Challenge #34 - SomeThing AnyThing and EveryThing

This is my DT card for Double Trouble #34 "Something Anything and Everything" including Twisted Sister's optional twist of Sunshine and using the Try Stampin' on Tuesday's Sketch No. 418.  

Paper Smooches has an adorable Sunshine Cup die.  Many cuts of this die were made in a variety of design papers from Magical.  After arranging the many papers I finally got the recipe I wanted for a bright sunny day...did a lot of layering with the extra pieces...magical.  Can't get much better than to get up in the morning, throw on some flip flops and take a cup of coffee out on the patio.  




"Grab your Stuff" and join us at Double Trouble

THING 1: Trouble Maker

says, "This is a 1-Week Free-for-All Challenge so have a little fun creating with "Some Thing", "Any Thing" and "Every Thing". 

THING 3: Twisted Sister
says "Sunshine on my shoulder makes me Happy." Create your impression of Sunshine, Sunburst and/or sunrays using paper and/or techniques (stenciling, embossing, sponging, masking, die cutting, etc.) This is an OPTIONAL twist.

THING 2: Double Dare
dares you to multiply the fun and link up your project with any of our previous partners, however, make sure you read their guidelines carefully and observe their dates. We don't want you to get into Trouble with them.




Also Submitted to the Following Challenges. Please visit each of these challenges to see DT members' inspiration, along with other participants that have entered these challenges and maybe you can combine these challenges too.     
Paper Smooches "Anything Goes" (missed date to submit) 
CLC Caffeine Fueled Paper Play "July" 
Crafty Friends Challenge "Summer" 
Daring CardMakers "Whatever the Weather" 
Cardz 4 Galz #101 "Sun, Sea and Sand" 
Ellibelle's Corner "Summer themes" (June/July) 
The Outlawz - Tuesday "TicTacToe" 
     (Column: Blue, Red, Pattern Paper) 
As You See It Challenge #205 "Beaches" 
Simon Says Stamp which is Bright and Cheerful 

CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise:  
Design Papers 
     Magical Paperpack and Zip Strip 
Cardstock 
     Saphire, Crystal Blue and White Daisy 
Stamps 
     D1290 August Word Puzzle 
Dies 
     Paper Smooches #J2D441 "Cuppa Sunshine"  
     Sizzix #662347 Framelits w/Stamps 
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 


Friday, July 26, 2019

I Woof You - Color Dare #353

My DT Card for ColorMyHeart Color Dare #353 "Purples + 2 Neutrals" using the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #326.  Used one of the other images on the Coloring Page from our local Scrapbook Store (The Paper Collage) and colored using a couple of purples shades for the flowers, cheeks and ears, and the puppy was a variety of greys with white spots. Didn't have a circular die with me so stenciled out and fussy cut circle and one of the flowers and popped up for a dimension.  

The background paper was cut to appear as a diagonal stripe.  Die cut the two scalloped borders, adhered to background paper and added a white/purple layered strip to stamp on the sentiment. 


 




Please visit each of these challenges to see DT members' inspiration, along with other participants that have entered these challenges and maybe you can combine these challenges too.


Also sent to the following challenges

CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
 Design/Specialty Papers     
     Paper Fundamentals "Pansy" and "Gypsy" 
Cardstock 
     Pansy and White Daisy 
Stamp 
     Sentiment - Tracey Hey "Frenchie" 
Digital Image 
     The Paper Collage (Local Scrapbook Store)
     Coloring Sheet - Copic Friendly "Turtles/Cats/Dogs"

Die 
     Lawn Fawn #LF612 Stitched Scalloped Borders  
Pens/Inks 
     Momento "London Fog"
     Copic Sketch Alcohol-base Brush Pens 
        C00, C1, C2, BV02, RV19, V20 
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 









Friday, July 19, 2019

We Are Never Alone - Color Dare #352

This Summer, at a Crop in Buffalo, one of the girls (Patti Dole) was looking for something to do, handed her this Girl die, gave her a choice of one of the future color challenges and she decided to use Challenge #352 and then supplied her with papers and cardstock with the required colors. She was off to creating and didn't see it until it was completed.

Patti thought it would save me from having to make a card for that week, but told her I couldn't take credit for it but would enter it in the challenge for her through Pinterest or a post on my Blog....so here it is...and what a cutie.  





This is Patti's first challenge project she has ever created and maybe next Summer I can get her into entering other challenges...she's a tough one to encourage, but she did such a great job.  Please comment on this post and I will share these comments with Patti.   




Sent to the following Challenge:  
ColorMyHeart Color Dare #352 

Products Used
Paper Design 
     CTMH "Magical" Paperpack "Canary Polka-dot"
     CTMH Paper Fundamentals "Lagoon" 
Cardstock
     Nutmeg, Mink, Ballerina, Black, Colonial White and White Daisy
Stamp 
    Unknown - from stash 

Enjoy Your Special Day - Color Dare #352

This is my DT card for ColorMyHeart Color Dare "Love of Color" Challenge #352 using the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge ##325.  I've had this die for quite some time and a color challenge is ideal and very flexible for using a variety of colors and designs for each of the pieces. There is one die to cut all the pieces as one and I use those for layering and then use little scraps in the different colors and designs and just cut over the part that is needed.  It was fun putting it together and giving it lots of dimension using 3D Thin foam tape.  Die-cut two balloons and placed them with foam tape in the middle, glued to the sides to the background for rounding, added nail decorating tape around the bottom of the balloon and balloon and adhered the string down on each side.   Added the sentiment at the bottom to satisfy any occasion for someone's special day.  
  





This Summer at a Crop in Buffalo, one of the girls was looking for something to do and I gave her this Girl die and gave her a choice of one of the future color challenges and she decided to use Challenge #352. I told her when that challenge came due I would enter it in the challenge for her through a post on my Blog. Go HERE to see my friend, Patti Dole's, card

Also sent to the following challenges
Choose to use some of the pastel colors 


CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     Paper Fundamentals "Adventure" Lagoon
     Paper Fundamentals "Whimsy" Glacier and Canary 
Cardstock 
     Lagoon, Mink and White Daisy 
Stamp 
     D1629 Just to Say 
Dies 
     Reasonable Dies "Girl" 
     Poppy Stamps #1604 "Pinpoint Balloons" 
Ink 
     Memento "London Fog" 
Other 
     Thin 3D Foam Tape
     Nail Thread for Balloon Strings 

Monday, July 15, 2019

Double Trouble Challenge #33 - Kid/Baby Project Partnering with Crafter's Cafe "Animal"

Here is my DT card for Double Trouble #33 "Kid/Baby", using Twisted Sister's optional twist "Animals" and sketch from Try Stampin' on Tuesday Challenge #416.

Chose to make my card with no sentiment so that it could be used as any occasion card by leaving the inside open for a sentiment and personal note. We were invited to be Guest Designers for Crafter's Cafe Challenge "Animal & ATC" and we were delighted to participate. We were provided digital images from their sponsors and I chose "Baby Animals" from Eureka Stamps. If you include animals in your Kids and Babies project you can enter into Crafter's Cafe Challenge #223 "Animals and ATC".

Printed (4) of the same size images so that I could layer each baby animal on the champagne panel...one extra image if I messed up on coloring any of the babies, and I did...lol.

CTMH Georgia, a favorite baby paperpack of mine, was used for the scalloped die-cut background panels and then adhered all the layers of the babies with 3D thin foam tape for dimension. Wasn't sure what I was going to do to finish off the corners in the sketch but when looking through the complement package with paperpack these little bunnies beckoned me to use them.








 

Double Trouble Challenge #33:  Check out the DT and other entrants for inspiration at Double Trouble. If you have created a "Kids & Babies" project you have already met the requirement for entry in this challenge.  If your choice is to combine with another challenge use Twisted Sister's optional twist of a monkey or zoo animal and you are eligible to also enter the Crafter's Cafe Challenge "Animals".  



Thing 1 "Kids & Babies"
Happy Birthday or Other 
Occasion 
Thing 3 Optional Twist 
Include a Monkey or 
Zoo Animal  

 













Thing 2 - If you celebrated 
Kids & Babies, plus including  
an Animal - Eligible to enter 
Crafter's CafĂ© Challenge 


















Also submitted to the following challenges
Heart2Heart "Celebrate Good Times" (Newborn or BD Card)
Unicorn Challenge #45 "Baby or For a Child" 
Simon Says Monday Challenge "Animals"
Pile It On #156 "Boys of Summer/Winter" (Boy Baby or BD Card)
As You Like It Challenge "Make For a Baby" And Why? Like using baby animals for baby cards and using colors related to either a boy or girl.
2 Crafty Critter Crazies "Animals"Unicorn Challenge #45 "Baby or For a Child"
The Sisterhood of Crafters "Birthdays"
Three Amigos Challenge #28 "Inspirational Board" Chose Colors











CTMH Products Unless Identified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     Georgia Paper Pack and Complements
Cardstock 
     Champagne and White Daisy 
Digital 
Dies 
     Unknown - Scalloped Rectange used behind Digital
     Waffle Flower #310052 "Rectangles, Lacey Layers"
Pens/Inks 
     Momento Black Ink 
     Copics - Sketch alchohol-based brush pens 
          C00, C1, C3, C5, C10, R00, R000, R93 
          E35, Y15, Y35 
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 



Friday, July 12, 2019

Just Because - Color Dare #351

This is my DT card for ColorMyHeart Color Dare #351 TicTacToe using "Craft On" color palette (Row 3: Pansy, Emerald, Pixie + Thistle) and used the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #324.  

Since Hibiscus is one of my favorite flowers I chose to use the same as in the sketch using Pansy and Pixie as my colors with a background of Emerald.  There was a Cricut Cut that I had used before and a good match for this sketch.  Added a bow to the tag and chose a sentiment that can be applied to many occasions.  







Please visit each of these challenges to see DT members' inspiration, along with other participants that have entered these challenges and maybe you can combine these challenges too. 

Also sent to the following challenges
Aud Sentiments Challenge #231 "Bingo + Sentiment" 
Diagonal: Ribbon/Digi or Stamp/Die Cut
















Diagonal: Ribbon/Flowers/DieCuts


CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     Paper Fundamentals "Emerald" 
     I Heart Us - The Diagonal strip 
Cardstock 
     Pixie, Pansy, Emerald and White Daisy 
Stamp 
     D1629 "Just to Say" 
Dies 
     Cricut Summer Cebrations #M4762E  
          Hibiscus Flower Tag 
     Spellbinders #54-328 "Foliage" 
Inks 
     Pansy 
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 




Friday, July 5, 2019

BOOM! Create Your Own Magic - Color Dare #350


A fairly CAS card...
Overlap Stamping (aka Triple Stamping) but using only two layers of cardstock I stamped several Dandelions with many of the colors from the Inspiration Photo to look like a grand finale at a fireworks display, and the sentiment "Boom" was perfect and magical.    




Please visit each of these challenges to see DT members' inspiration, along with other participants that have entered these challenges and maybe you can combine these challenges too.

Also sent to the following Challenges:
Let's Craft and Create "Optional: Patriotic Please"
The Paper Girls Challenge #179 "Fireworks"
The House that Stamps Built DCC #J319 "Red, White & Blue"
The Library Challenge #36 "The Rainbow"



Time Out Challenge #139 "Inspired By Words"
Chose Freedom/Flowers (Dandelion stamp for Fireworks)



And don't forget we have Color Dare #349 "Love of Color"...so don't miss out on these beautiful colors.    
CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Stamp 
     Dandelion Wishes B1653 
     Boom B1354
     Creative Creations/Andrea Gomoll "Unicorn" 
Cardstock 
     Pacifica and White Daisy 
Inks 
     Sweet Leaf, Pacifica
     Old Retired Colors - Holiday Red, Sky, Creme Brulee