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" 
     Sage and White Daisy 
     Paper Smooches "Sunnyille" 
     Paper Smooches J2D391 "House Plant" 
     Paper Smooches "Sunnyville" Thin Dies 
     Paper Smooches "Curly Clouds" 
     Copic Sketch Alcohol-Base Brush Pens 
         C1, BG10, Y19, Y35 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 


MadeByMeghanK said...

What a cute card So colorful and fun! I love the pattern paper you used! Thank you for sharing your friendship with us!

Kelsey Thomas said...

What an adorable card! :)

Lisa said...

Love how this turned out! So adorable! And the papers are perfect.. and now you have lots of extras! I'm happy we share this also! Thanks for being my biggest fan... and I'm yours too! Love you back!

Melanie R said...

I love the cool colors of your paper combined with the bright yellow gold. Just perfect! We had a great time cropping together on Saturday at Lisa's home, constantly swapping stamps, dies, scraps and ideas. You and your lovely daughter are the best!

Denise Bryant said...

Fun card! Love your mix of patterns and colors with the cute papers! The big flower is so cheery and the bird is adorable!

Christine said...

Hi Suzanne,
I've visited your blog before, but had absolutely no idea you were Lisa's mom. She is one of my crafting heroes, and seems like a truly incredible person. Congrats to you for your parenting skills and for your wonderful crafting. I love your card. The sunglasses on the sun are just the cutest!

cghundley said...

Fun crafting buddies!
Cute card, love the
sun and cloud dies.
Carla from Utah

sharon g said...

Hey, this was my favorite of all the cards! SO ADORABLE. LOve the papers.

Becca Yahrling said...

I'm always smitten when I see a birdie! lol This is adorable. I also love the glasses on the sun; such a fun look. Sweet card!!

Ellibelle said...

Such a cute and whimsical card with all the wonderful summer details!
Thank you so much for joining in at my Crafty Wednesday June/July challenge!

Lagene said...

Oh my goodness!! What an awesome creation, but more impressive & FUN is what great friendships & creative get-togethers! You are so lucky to have your daughter close enough to craft with!!!!

Sue D said...

So cute. I like the sketch you used and the papers.

papercraftingprincess said...

I love that sunshine in glasses!!! It sounds like your day with Lisa & Melanie was so much fun!

Andrea MacTrinh said...

What a fun coffee date you all had. Lovely card, so cute thanks for sharing.

Larelyn said...

Oh this is just so much fun! Great die cuts and papers. Love the glasses - teehee. Thanks for sharing at Die cuttin divas.

KellysKardsFL said...

Crafting buddies are the best!

Joan V said...

Love your card. It is always so much fun crafting with friends.

Waving My Wand said...

I junk it's awesome that y'all craft together. Sadly, my mom is no longer able to craft with me. I miss it! Terri Burson

Lucy E. said...

How special that you get to have crafty
dates with your daughter! Your card is
so adorable!

Diane Louise J said...

Hello... it’s so lovely to see you have shared another one of your gorgeous cards with us. Thanks for entering your card into our ‘Summer colours’ Challenge. Good luck in the draw and hope you will come back again soon.
Diane Louise [Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

Karen L K said...

Such a cute card! I know how it goes "how about this" no that doesn't work or "this" not that either. Finally the pieces come together. This is such fun to read about the folks and their coffee date.

mum of two said...

Those cute stamps are adorable! Thanks so much for playing with us at Die Cuttin Divas. Hope to see you again soon :)

michelle (Die Cuttin Divas DT)
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