Friday, July 20, 2018

Coffee Christmas

Howdy Crafters - Created this Christmas in July Coffee Christmas Theme card using Joy Clair Sentiment Stamp and Bag along with STAMPlorations Coffee Stamps - thanks for stopping by and have a Merry Christmas this year! Enjoying the Summer in Michigan so Winter can wait!! Just saying ~~ Have a blessed day!

[I have had eye surgery so bear with me in my crafting this time around]

Recipe
DCWV Patterned Striped Cardstock - Lawn Fawn Stitched Die  - Cuttlebug
Joy Clair Holly Jolly Santa Stamp Set - Sentiment & Santa Bag - stamped and fussy cut - Scotch Foam Tape behind the Santa bag
Misti - Markers - Distress Ink - Stickles Glitter Gel
STAMPlorations Stamp Set - Coffee Petites - 3 Coffee Cups and Coffee Bean Bag
Cuttlebug
MFT Stitched Tag
Poppy Stamps Christmas Tree
Scotch White Glue and ATG

Inspired to create by:
July Joy Clair Photo Inspired Challenge UE












July CHN Patterned Paper July CHN Weekly Christmas Challenge
July Christmas Challenge CCAYR #5 Add a Tree
July Mod Squad Christmas in July MSC #1- STAMPlorations Petite Coffee Cup Stamp Set
July #477 Christmas in July CRAFT #1
July Catch the Bug show us your Patriotic colors #2
July Double D - Coffee/Tea #3
July - September Summer Tagplorations AG with a tag or tag on it UE












July Summer STAMPLorations Theme and Sketch - Stamps and anything goes











July Summer CUTPlorations AG with Die Cut & Stamploration Products [Stamplorations Stamp Set and Lawn Fawn Rectangle Stitched Frame Die & Poppy Stamps Tree Die - Cuttlebug]

Praying for You

Recipe
Black, Pink, White, Patterned Cardstock
Portrait Die Cutting Machine
Cuttlebug Die Cutting Machine
Misti - Versafine Black Ink
Beccy's Image - Gull on logs - Print N Cut
Metal Brad
TH Gear Dies
MFT Stitched Tag Die
Clear Stamp Sentiment
Stickles Glitter Gel on Bird

Inspired to create by: 
 July Beccy's Image Challenge  UE
July CHN Patterned Paper
July Cardz TV AG #2
July #305 QKR Stampede AG #2
July #243 Jo's Scrap Shack AG #2
July - September Tagplorations AG with a tag or tag on it

  









July STAMPLorations Theme and Sketch - Stamps/anything goes [ sentiment stamp]
 

 

First Wreath

Howdy Crafters ~ Michelle on May May Design Team is creating a variety of Wreaths - I decided to give it a try. This is my first Spring/Summer Wreath.

I am OK with it. It was a learning experience and I hope my next wreaths down the crafting road will be laid out better. Sigh

I do want to make additional Wreaths for Christmas - as well as other seasons/holidays.

I have 2 photos in this posting - one on right showing my Wreath hanging on the front door.

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed week.
Wreath Recipe
Here is the Link to Michelle's Wreath - Click HERE
Dollar Store 11 inch Metal Wreath
Dollar Store Burlap
Variety of Patterned Cardstock, Glitter Cardstock, & White/ Color Cardstock
DCWV Fiber Natural Cardstock for Bows
Pearls ~ Scotch white Quick Dry Glue
Washi Tape ~ Bakers Twine
Stickles Glitter Gel
Cuttlebug Die Cutting Machine
MFT Bow die
MFT Button Die
MFT Stitched Banner Die
Sizzix Flower Die
Sizzix Old Jalopy Die
Sizzix Butterfly Die
Sizzix Star Die
Sizzix Lady Silhouette Die
Quickutz Michigan Die
Memory Box New Bicycle Die
Memory Box Dress and Hanger Die
CUTPlorations Coffee Word Die
Petaloo #D Butterfly
Dollar Store 3D Coffee Cup with Bird
Green Crinkle Ribbon 

It would be an honor to share my Wreath with these Challenges

July #345 WAW AG
July CHN Patterned Paper 
July Simon Says Wednesday Use a Die or Punch - Lots of Dies here #4
 
July Simon Says Monday Add a Little Sparkle - Stickles Glitter Gel and patterned cardstock #4
July DLART Linky 1 per day- no stacking
July Cardz TV AG #1
July #305 QKR Stampede AG #1
July Jo's Scrap Shack AG #1

July CUTPlorations AG with Die Cut & Stamploration Products [Coffee Word Die Cut]

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Gear Coffee Card

Howdy Crafters ~ one of my newest products is this Tim Holtz Gear Die Set - and Coffee  Stamp from STAMPlorations---- so I will be having other gear projects coming up now and then along with STAMPloration dies & stamps creations.

Being the coffee freak I am - I decided a Coffee Card is what is happening. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed week.

Recipe
*Cardstock - White - Patterned - Natural Fibers by DCWV [that's the yellow cardstock]
*Cuttlebug Die Cutting Machine
*TH Gear Dies - this is a 22 piece set - the corner piece, plus 21 different sizes of Gears - super cool
*STAMPlorations Typografia Coffee Another Cup Stamp - I am only using the COFFEE wording from this stamp for this card creation.
White Cardstock -Misti - Versafine Black Ink - Sponged the entire COFFEE word with Fossilized Amber Distress Ink - then Fussy Cut each letter - placed Scotch Foam Tape behind each letter and portioned the Single Stamped Letters on the card - I love it!
* Forever In Time - 3D Coffee Cup Embellishment with Butterfly and Pearl [[These came in a package of 9 different coffee cups for $1.50 at a Party Store my neighbor introduced me to - we moved to Clio a year ago and I am learning where all the nifty stores are located in this quaint home-town of hubbies]
* Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle Die - 2 sizes for the mats

Inspired to create by:
 July Double D - Tea/and or Coffee #2 
July WAW AG with Sentiment 
July CHN Patterned Paper 
July Simon Says Monday Use a Die or Punch -- Dies
 
July - September  STAMPLorations Theme and Sketch - Stamps & anything goes - STAMPloration Coffee Word die fussy cut after stamping from the Tpografia Coffee Another Cup Stamp ] UE












July- September  CUTPlorations AG with Die Cut & Stamploration Products [Coffee Word Stamp from Typografia Coffee Another Cup Stamp - Gear and Rectangle Dies]
 


Wednesday, July 18, 2018

HB Coffee Z Fold

#1 Front of Card
#2 Card Open
Howdy Crafters ~ Today I have been working on a Z Fold Birthday Card that has a twist - I included it to also be a small Journal Album for the Recipient.  Thanks for stopping by - 4 photos in this posting ~Recipe below ~ have a blessed day.

#3 - Elements in Die Slot

#4 - Close up of embossing
















  RECIPE
#1 Photo - Front of Card: Patterned Cardstock - Distress with Gathered Twig Distress Ink  - CUTplorations Coffee Word Die - this is the best cutting die and I love it!! - DCWV Adhesive Tan Cardstock - Distressed with Gathered Twig Distress Ink - the white cardstock is a LW Stitched Rectangle Die cut for writing a message.

#2 Photo - Card OPEN - On left shows a Pocket I created with Black and Pink Plaid Cardstock - Stamplorations Coffee Stamps - Versafine Black Ink and Misti for the Pink Plaid Cardstock
Fiskars Circle punch - I created the Tag to go inside using Kraft Cardstock - Left over Rose Flower paper - Fiskars Circle Punch - Folded over the tag - hole punch used for the gross grain Kraft Dotted Ribbon and stamped a STAMPlorations Coffee cup on the Kraft Cardstock using the Misti and Versafine Black ink [A Gift card can also be slid inside this tag housing area.

#3 Photo Show the elements in the TH Slotted Die - which was cut with Pink Cardstock and Distressed with Worn Lipstick ink - TH Die Cut Gears were glued to the bottom of the Slotted die and Stickles Glitter Gel were added for sparkle.

The Elements: CUTPLorations Coffee Framed Die Cut using Black Cardstock then adhered to white cardstock
Kraft cardstock - Misti - STAMPlorations Coffee Cup Stamp - Stamplorations Circle Stamp & Die using the Pink Plaid Cardstock and glued to the Kraft - lots of room front and back for writing

A Scrap of Rose Flower paper was glued to a Scrap of White Cardstock - then I fussy cut around the top of the flower for this Tag and slipped it into one of the slots

TH Coffee Cup Embossing Folder Distressed with Worn Lip Stick and Gathered Twig - WRMK corner rounder - Cuttlebug - the embossed cut was glued to another scrap of white cardstock

A SU Ticket punch was used to create the white Rectangle Stitched Die cut by LW and I glued a scrap of the pink check paper to the front

A recycled Biggby Coffee sleeve was fussy cut for the Happy Birthday die cut by Simon Says - the pink cardstock is a die cut that came with the TH Slotted Die cut - black cardstock scrap was used for the HB die cut and glued down with Glue n Seal

It took me nearly the entire day to come up with this z fold as I did a "Fly by the Seat of my Pants" Creation as ideas came to my head - I am liking it - 
 
Inspired to create by:

July Double D - Tea/and or Coffee #1
July #16 The Three Amigos - Embossing UE - TH Coffee Embossing Folder
July WAW AG with Sentiment #2 
July CHN Patterned Paper 
July Simon Says Monday Use a Die or Punch - Die #2 - using both 
July PIP #1828 AG #3
July Dies R US - Birthday #101 use a Metal Die #2  Several used
July Simon Says Monday Add a Little Sparkle - Stickles Glitter Gel #3

July - September Tagplorations AG with a tag or tag on it UE - tag inside middle of card area and in the slot











July STAMPLorations Theme and Sketch - Stamps and anything goes











July CUTPlorations AG with Die Cut & Stamploration Products [Coffee Word Die Cut- Coffee Cup Framed Die - Coffee Stamps - Circle Die and Stamp] 











July Anything Goes Never Ending Challenge Stamplorations - Coffee Word Die, Coffee Cup Framed Die, Stamplorations Coffee Stamps, Circle Stamp and Die Circle






WAW GD

Howdy Crafters ~ This is my last upload at WAW as a Guest Designer for the month of July. Thank you Design Team and Karen for having me on board.

Stop by and check out the rule page - pretty simple and enter up to 5 projects per week at this bi-weekly challenge.

The amazing sponsors are:
The Project Bin $15 and Iralamija Etsy Shop (digital prize)

This is a very encouraging scripture  as the Lord surely takes care of us - and guides us daily in our walk - when we submit to Him and Trust Him to show us the way.

Have a blessed day ~ Gail

Recipe
White cardstock for base of card
Polka-dot cardstock for mat
Heart paper Doily
Lawn Fawn Stitched Banner die - Cuttlebug
Scripture
Flower and Pearl Embellishment

Honored to share with these challenges:

 July CHN Patterned Paper
July Simon Says Monday Use a Die or Punch - Die
July PIP #1828 AG
July WAW AG with Sentiment #1
July DLART Linky 1 per day- no stacking

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Permission To Play

Recipe
Dollar Store Fame
White Cardstock
Carolyn Dube Permission To Play Certificate

Mixed Media Class - Make a Mixed Media Journal- 

Here is the link if you want to PLAY - CLICK HERE ~ Enjoy

Acrylic Paints - Pearlescent Watercolors [Sparkle]
Prepped the paper with clear glue after printing

Thank you for stopping by

I would like to share with:

 July Wednesday Simon Says Fun in the Sun - the yellow brightness of my certificate using paints and watercolors

July Simon Says Monday Add a Little Sparkle - Pearlescent Watercolors #2

HB Tag

Recipe and Information on my Abandon Art Project
Cas-ual Friday Double Tag Die [thank you Cut It Up for this lovely win of this double tag set]
Cuttlebug
Patterned, White Cardstock
Ribbon
3D Cup Sticker - Dollar Store
Stickles Glitter Gel on Cup Sticker
Clear HB Stamp- Misti
Distress Broken China Ink

Inspired to create by:

July CHN Patterned Paper
July DLART Linky 1 per day- no stacking
July Dies R Us Birthdays #1
July heARTful Stamping -- case yourself 
July Simon Says Monday Add a Little Sparkle - Glitter Gel 
July PIP #1828 AG    
July - September Tagplorations AG with a tag or tag on it
 July STAMPLorations Theme and Sketch - Stamps and anything goes
 
How to BLESS someone with your ART  [Abandon Art Project]

I love to make cards, tags, and other Paper Projects, 
However, I HAVE TOO MANY!!
So here is what I am doing and you can do it too!
I leave them in all types of business and the Parks in the Summer Time - on Grocery Store Shelves... I keep a box in the car.


Sunday, July 15, 2018

Sunflower ~ Blessings

Recipe
Black cardstock
Yellow Cardstock
STAMplorations Color blooms Coloring book page
Colored Pencils - Distress Ink Fossilized Amber
Stickles Glitter Gel
CUTplorations Blessings Die Cut - Cuttlebug
Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle Dies

I was blessed to win this Color blooms coloring book - this is my first time using a print from the book - I like this print very much!

Inspired to create by:

July Wednesday Simon Says Fun in the Sun

July CUTPlorations AG with Die Cut [Blessings Word Die Cut] & STAMPLorations Products
July Anything Goes Never Ending Challenge Stamplorations


Merry Christmoose

Recipe
Recycled Cardstock
Portrait
Christmas Patterned Paper
SVG Cuts by Little Scraps of Heaven
Markers, Distress Inks, Back marker for drawing eyes and nose - white gel pen for eyes
Puffy White Paint
Crinkle Ribbon
Large Tag or Bookmark

Inspired to create by:
July Facebook Little Scraps of Heaven AG 
July CHN Patterned Paper
July CHN Weekly Christmas Challenge

USA

Recipe
White, Patterned Cardstock
Portrait Die Cutting Machine
SVG by Miss Kates Cuttables - Thank you
Glossy Accents on SVG - Print N Cut
Stickles Glitter Gel on Embossing Folder
Sparklers Embossing Folder by Darcie
Cuttlebug
ATG - Scotch White Glue

Inspired to create by:

July Facebook ~ MKC July Challenge~ Americana 1E
July CHN Patterned Paper
July Wednesday Simon Says Fun in the Sun
July Three Amigos Blog - Embossing AG UE
July Catch the Bug - Patriotic Colors 

July Merry Christmas

Howdy Crafters ~ It July 15th the start of a New Monthly Anything Goes Christmas Challenge - limit of 3 uploads - ends August 14th
 - come on over and get inspired by the Design Team creations - then create & upload 3 of your projects - have a blessed day and thanks for dropping by!

Recipe
Portrait Die Cutting Machine
My Scrap Chick Snowman and Bird Easel Card SVG
Various Cardstock - Recycled cardboard for one base layer
DRS Rubber Stamp Sentiment- Misti - Versafine Black Ink
Glitter Glue
Scotch Foam Tape
Button Brad
MS Snowflake punch
Marker for Eyes and mouth
ATG - Scotch White Glue

Honored to share with:
Hazels Blog Candy Give Away - Congrats on your many years of blogging
July CHN Weekly Christmas Challenge
July CHN Patterned Paper
July DLART Linky 1 per day- no stacking
July Jo's Scrap Shack #3 AG
July HEartful - Case Yourself - create a card and case, [can do this twice,  as challenge runs the second week]

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Love you...

Howdy Crafters ~

Please See my photos and information on Abandon Art Below!!

Recipe
White, Black, Patterned Cardstock
Cuttlebug - Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle Die [2 sizes]
Papered Paper Doily
MFT- Banner Dies
Markers - Nuvo Crystal Drops on Digital
Limit Runs Digital - Progressive Challenge
#D ~ Wood Bicycle/Wooden Hearts Embellishment
Hampton Art Rubber Stamp - Versafine Black ink
Fussy Cut the moon from black Cardstock
Scotch Foam Tape behind the Moon

Thank you for stopping by

Inspired to create by:

#18 Facebook Limited Runs Progressive Challenge 1E 


On Going General Challenge Limited Runs on Facebook
July CHN Patterned Paper
July Jo's Scrap Shack AG #2







 ABANDON ART PROJECT
How to BLESS someone with your ART 

I love to make cards, tags, and other Paper Projects, 
However, I HAVE TOO MANY!!

So here is what I am doing and you can do it too!

ABANDON ART


 HERE IS WHAT I DO
1. Place the card, tag, etc. in a Zip Lock Back[off brand Zip Locks purchased at Dollar General]
2. For Cards, I include an envelope
3. I add my note  to the front as show in the photo
4. I keep a box of cards, tags in my car.

 I leave them at Dr. Office, church bathrooms, grocery store/craft store other businesses on a shelf.

When we went on vacation, I left them in different states at gas stations, restaurants, etc.
 
Here are the 2 stamps I put on the back of each card - and the Note goes in the front as shown in above photos. - I choose not to put my name on my cards or in the package, however, other people add their name and state.

I like this idea to help bless others & get these boxes of cards out of my craft room. After all, I am going to make more!

Blessings, Gail