Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Perfect Blend

Good afternoon Stampers,

It was National Coffee Day yesterday. Several of the larger coffee house chains had specials going on. I just stayed in my house and sipped on my very own freeze-dried Douwe Egbert's coffee from Amazon. With the addition of Dunkin' Donuts vanilla creamer and a bit of raw sugar...I like it sweet and light, I settled in to make a card to celebrate my love of coffee.

If you need some inspiration of your own, there was a one day blog hop going on here  Cuts, Crops & Creativity and since I love coffee and have quite a few coffee related stamps, I thought I'd create a card. Of course, I was late to the party. It was only for one day, but judging from all the entries, there's a lot of stamping friends just like me.

I chose a sunflower hue card stock from Recollections Spice Market for my base and added a creme border using a Whimsy Stamps border die. The images were all from an older Fiskars clear stamp set called Latte Love. I stamped in Versafine Vintage Sepia and embossed with Zing brown embossing powder. I colored the circles and heart with my pencils. The long labels are from a pack by The Paper Studio called Ninth Street and die cut with MFT's dies. I added 3 small sequins after the pic was taken and they definitely were needed. Try to envision my strategic placement please. :D

It was a quick card so that I could hurry and jump on my treadmill for a quick 4,000 steps. I may get in another 2,000, but 10,000. How do people manage this???

Blessings, Erica

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Simply Create Too DT Challenge no. 70

Hi Stampers,

I have a new card up for the design team I'm a member of. It's a double embossed card. That's where you place and glue down a die cut of your choice and then emboss the entire piece as one. This one uses CB dies on Recollection's creme cs and a Tim Holtz' Tattered Leaves die cut from a scrap of green from my stash. I colored in the dots with a Stampin' Up dazzle gold marker.

As usual, I've been creating, but not taking photos and posting. October is going to be different....you heard it here.

Now go join in on the mid-post week at Simply Create Too and post your Autumn/Fall cards.


Thursday, September 4, 2014

Devil Smackdown Card

Hi Stampers,

I love attending Rubber Stamping/Scrapbooking conventions. We have two that come to AZ each year. I can only afford one though. I stock up on un-mounted stamps and these two were irresistible.
They are from Rubbernecker. I don't see them in the big box stores, but their prices are great.

I just love this image and sentiment. They weren't sold together, but they sure go together in my opinion. The sink and her curlers are pink, but I think I used too dark a copic for the coloring. Can you ever have enough of these markers?

I sent this to a dear friend and she absolutely loved it.