Merry Making – Day 4

Merry-Making---Day-4

As with each and every day this week, so many wonderful ideas.  Today I chose to follow the wonderful Julie Ebersole’s lead.   Julie has such a clean, amazing sense of design!

So while I followed her basic idea, I made it my own by stamping the images from the Penny Black Festive Florals and watercoloring the background making sort of a tapestry look.  A few of Tim’s stars and done!

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Coffee Lovers Garden

Do you ever wake up in the middle of the night with a card idea?  This one happened about 2:30 a.m. this morning 🙂    So I did go back to sleep but…had to make it happen this morning for the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

And what coffee lover wouldn’t love to wake up to this in his/her garden?

Watercolored the background with Distress Inks, the layered sun and the little coffee cups. Added some more color with some Distress Markers and some shimmer with some Wink of Stella. The clouds were die cut from some sparkly felt.

Here’s what I used:
Paper:  Neenah Solar White
Ink:  Distress and MFT Hybrid
Stamps:  Verve Coffee Helps, New Beginnings and Rise Above
All the other stuff: Party Cloudy, Springtime Stitches and Cup for All Seasons Verve dies; Distress Markers, felt, Wink of Stella, foam tape, Lifestyle Crafts embossing folder

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Margarita Cupcake Anyone?

Playing along with a few challenges today.

I’ve heat-embossed the cupcake in white and then added some watercoloring with Distress Ink.  For some added sparkle…some Lime Green Stickles and my usual smattering of sequins.  Simple and quick to do.  The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp and the cupcake is from Kanban.

Had to play along with my dear friend Loll’s brand spanking new CAS Mix Up Challenge.  She and Bonnie have come up with a new challenge near and dear to this girl’s heart 🙂  What could be better than CAS and mixed media???  My “choice” is heat embossing and an additional choice being the Stickles.

And Curtain Call has a new challenge out which inspired my lime green cupcake design.  Also, Simon Say Stamp’s latest challenge is “touchy feely”…so this works for that too with the rough texture of the Stickles on my cupcake.

Challenges entered:

CAS Mix Up

Curtain Call
 

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge:
Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

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