Friday, October 30, 2015

Sending Joy

Hey everyone - I'm over on the a2z Scrapbooking blog today stretching my stamps with this glittery 'Joy' card.

I love how it could be anything from a non-traditional Christmas card to simple happy mail on a dreary day. It was so easy to put together, too! Go read all about it. ;)

Be sure to come back here on Sunday for THREE posts. Yeah, three...November is a fun, busy month folks! LOL

Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

CASEing Kelly Blog Hop

Good morning everyone! Welcome to my stop on the CASEing Kelly Blog Hop! Are you having a fabulous day soaking in all the creativity? I know whenever I look at Kelly's blog I'm like a kid in a candy store, in awe of all the beautiful colors and unexpected pops of fun techniques around every corner. I always loved when it was Kelly's turn to post on the a2z Scrapbooking blog because I knew it was going to be something super cool and beautifully colored.

We have some fabulously generous sponsors for this hop as well, because hey, what's a hop without some fantabulous prizes?? Leave a comment by 11:59 pm EDT on Thursday, October 29th along each stop in the hop to increase your chances of winning a prize from one of our sponsors: a2z Scrapbooking, Altenew, Create a Smile Stamps, Dee's Artsy Impressions, DJ Kard Kreations, Hero Arts, Ink Road, Lia Stampz and Simon Says Stamp! Winners will be notified by email after October 29th.

Ok, on to the cards! Let me tell you, I spent hours pouring over Kelly's blog looking at card after card for inspiration. Then I discovered that she has a Pinterest board of her cards, so I lost a few days looking at those. What is it with Pinterest - every time I get on there, time seems to speed up around me and it's suddenly three days later by the time I'm done. In the end, these three beauties really spoke to me:

I just love the bold stripes here! The sailor knot twine is so fun, and the coloring soft yet eye-catching.

So much love here - the sequins, the rainbow, the unexpected pop of black, the random die cut pieces...yowza!

I love the CAS feel of this one, and the bravery to die cut such a beautifully colored flower! That's scary.

So, what did I come up with?

I went bold! The stripes from the first card were so cool, I knew I wanted to use those. The die cut sentiment from the third made for an easy way to incorporate a greeting without detracting from the bold stripes. You should have seen me sweating while I die cut that panel...yipes! I pulled the color palette and the sequins from the second card; black & white with pops of color. This card is so different than my norm, and I love it!

It needed a bit more shimmer than just the sequins, so I coated the flowers in Clear Wink of Stella for some added sparkle.

Time for you to keep hopping! Thank you so very much for stopping by my little caffeinated corner of the internet today. :)

Blog Hop Lineup:

Jennifer Loftfield <<< you are here!

Joan Bardee <<< go here next!

Happy Crafting!

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Adornit and MPC Art Play Blog Hop

Good morning everyone - welcome to my stop on the Mountain Plains Crafters & Adornit blog hop! You should be arriving here from my dear Pam's blog. If you stumbled in here by accident this chilly October morn, you can see what all the fuss is about on the Adornit page.

I have to tell you, these ArtPlay 12x12 pages are so much fun! If you've never held one before, they're made of super thick watercolor paper and work beautifully with every medium I threw at them. Of course, I made the 'mistake' of bringing them to my weekly scrapbooking group and had to keep stealing them back!! LOL

In the end I created four different projects using Spectrum Noirs, Copics, Distress Markers, and Koi Watercolors. Since there are four artists who designed for this release, I couldn't resist using one from each of their sets. I cannot wait to color some more of these bad boys!

Gift bag with birthday gift tag made from the Be Yourself ArtPlay Paintable
Make a Wish: Koi Watercolors, Glossy Accents, Pearl Liquid Pearls, brown cardstock for a backer, twine, Lawn Fawn treat bag die

Greeting Card using the Take Flight ArtPlay Paintable

SU paper for card base, MME Indie Chic-Saffron for layers, colored with Distress Markers and Wink of Stella

Greeting card/frame-able piece made with the Pray ArtPlay Paintable 

DCWV Vintage Collector card base, blue cardstock, Koi Watercolors, Hero Arts bling, foam tape

Upcycled treat bottle with a Rudolph tag made from the Holly Jolly ArtPlay Paintable

Copic markers, Spectrum Noir markers, Wink of Stella, white UniBall gel pen, Glossy Accents, Simon Says Stamp postage stamp die, twine, kraft paper for backer

I just love how these turned out! As you can see, it's no problem to die cut the pieces or add wet things like watercolors and Glossy Accents to them with no warping. And hey, coloring is therapeutic!

Time for me to send you off to Sheryl's blog, but before you go, what's a hop without prizes, right? Here's your clue from me:

Thanks for stopping by, and Happy Crafting!

Sunday, October 4, 2015

So Suzy Stamps: A Haunting We Will Go

Hey gang - I'm over on the So Suzy Stamps blog today with another fun Halloween card! I got all mixed media-y last night...LOL Follow the link for all the details!

So Suzy Stamps: A Haunting We Will Go: Hey there everyone - Jen here from Caffeinated Papercuts with another fun Halloween card. Are you loving the new release? I have to say, I...

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Something Spooky This Way Comes

Happy October everyone! It's the first, which means new release day over at So Suzy Stamps - I hope you're ready for some spooky fun.

I love the new little Halloween kitty! The sentiment is also epic, and did I mention we were given little chipboard pieces to play with? Oh yes, yes we were. The ghosts I coated with Ranger White Crackle Paint and the pumpkin I first painted with Orange Marmalade Distress Paint, then coated with Clear Crackle Paint when it was dry. They came out perfect and the pieces didn't warp at all!

The sentiment I simply stamped with black ink, but my kitty was stamped with black VersaFine then clear heat embossed for extra texture. Thanks to Pinterest, I found this great idea of adding on washi tape and those spooky eyes have just been sitting on my desk, waiting for me to use it.

A little blurry, I know, but you can really see the texture and shine.
A little layering of black and orange cardstock and this spooky card was done. I may have trouble parting with it!

Be sure to check out what the rest of the team came up with - we went Halloween happy this month!

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Happy Crafting!