2022 Spring – Summer Hop | A Coffee A Day Keeps The Grumpy Away

Hello coffee loving and artzy friends!!! It has been an amazing hop week on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog and there are lots of projects and prizes! Check out this post to see all the Super Sponsors and be sure to hop along with us!

Today I join the hop featuring Super Sponsor Dare 2B Artzy and here are my inspiration sources:


Here’s my mini slimline coffee card I made using the new Bistro stamp set and the coordinating die setSlim Mini Wavy Layers Die Set from Super Sponsor Dare 2B Arzty.

I stamped the images with VersaFine Clair Nocturne – Imagine Crafts ink pad on a white cardstock. I dried the ink with craft heater and then colored it with Altenew Artist Alcohol markers. After that I cut it with the coordinating die.

For the sentiment, I stamped the sentiment with VersaFine Clair Pinecone – Imagine Crafts ink pad on the white cardstock and then I cut it with one of the label banner die from the D2BA – Slim Mini Wavy Layers Die Set. I really LOVE that sentiment! A Coffee A Day Keeps The Grumpy Away!!!

I cut the mint cardstock using the background die from D2BA – Slim Mini Wavy Layers Die Set and I added it on the card with Scrapbook Adhesives E-Z Runner® Grand. And then I added the other pieces on the card with the Scrapbook Adhesives E-Z Runner® Grand and 3D foam tape.

That’s my project for today and for more inspiration visit Coffee Loving Cardmaker blog today where you can see my friend, Dana, shared her project.

A Coffee A Day Keeps The Grumpy Away! Thanks a latte for stopping by my blog today. Have a fabulous caffeinated day!

Artzy Challenge | 1st Birthday Shaker Card

Hello artzy friends… It is time for a new Artzy Challenge!!! This month them is all about kids.

Kids always love birthday parties. For this challenge, I made this 1st birthday shaker card using:

I cut out one of the Merry & Bright pattern papers using 2 sizes of the Rectangle Framelits Die to make the frame background. I added acetate plastic on the window with double sided tape and then I added 3D foam tape around it.

Before I added the frame background to the card, I stamped the sentiment directly on the card with the Totally Black Ink Pad. I added some sequins mix on the card and added the frame background on the card.

To decorate the front of the card, I stamped the horse and presents images on a white cardstock with the Totally Black ink pad, and then I dried the ink completely with craft heater. I colored them with alcohol markers.

After coloring, I cut each image with the matching die from the Rock-a-bye Baby die set. I added each of them on the card with permanent adhesive.

It was fun to make this card and this is one way to stretch the Holiday theme papers for non-Holiday project. I hope you like this card. For more inspiration for the Artzy Challenge, head over to D2BA Blog today.

Thanks for stopping by my blog… Have a wonderful day!

Stencil Challenge | YOU Mixed Media Tag

Hello everyone! April is here! Cannot you image that? We are almost half way through 2022. I am expecting more sunny, warmer and colorful days ahead… And it is a new month, that also means we have new stencil challenge also.

I made this YOU mixed media tag for the STAMPlorations April Stencil Challenge using:

On base, I applied some white gesso and acrylic paints. I used archival ink pads and blending brush to add the layer of colors with stencils.

I added some shadow around the tag with gelato and spread it with my finger.

I added the clear sticker words on a cardstock and cut it into word pieces. I added on the tag with permanent glue. I added the line around the word bits with Black india ink artist pen.

And then, for final step, I added splatters of white acrylic paint on it with fan brush and bit of water.

That’s my tag today and I hope you can give yourself a permission to make a project that encourage yourself to grow and go out there to inspire others.

Thanks so much for stopping by today, have a wonderful day!

Support Ukraine Blog Hop

Hello artzy friends… Welcome to our “Support Ukraine Blog Hop”

This blog hop starts at Dare 2B Artzy Blog where you also can see more info about this hope and lisr of participants. Hop along with all of these amazing companies that are part of The Stamping Village and additional contributing companies and artists that are sharing encouragement for Ukraine. A portion of all proceeds from the Dare 2B Artzy sales now through Sunday April 3rd, 2022 will benefit the Ukraine relief efforts.

We have the people of Ukraine in our thoughts and prayers every day. As I made this card, I say a prayer for them, asking God to help them and let His peace guard those people’ hearts and minds in the midsts of chaos.

As inspiration, I used the Ukraine flag colors, blue and yellow, and also the sunflower which is the flower of Ukraine and is the symbol of hope.

The sunflowers are from the Find Your Purpose Stamp Set (by Totally Tracy). I colored them with Altenew Artist Markers and then fussy cut them with scissors.

I added adhesive sheet on the back of a Neenah cardstock and then cut it using Trellis Die for the background. I peeled the adhesive backing and added it on the card.

Next, I cut put a piece of white cardstock using one of the Oval Scalloped Framelit Die and I stamped the sentiment from the Well Wishes Stamp Set with yellow and orange ink pad to get the gradient look.

I added the sentiment label on the card with permanent adhesive and then I added sunflowers on it with thick and thin foam tape for extra dimension.

I hope this card is also encouraging you create a handmade card for someone who needs know that there is someone is thinking of her/him at that moment.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. May you all have a wonderful day.

Stencil Challenge | Bloom With Grace

Hello all… March is here and Spring is coming!!! I cannot wait for the colorful flowers to bloom, sunny and warmer days to be outside. Have those in my mind, I made this Bloom with Grace mixed media card.

I made this mixed media card using:

I did gelli printing on the background with the stencil and acrylic paid. And the I used watercolor resist technique to add more colors on the background.

I stamped the flower bouquet with permanent ink pad and the colored them with watercolor brush pens and water brush. I dried the watercolor paint with craft heat gun and then cut it with scissors.

Check out STAMPlorations March Stencil Challenge. More detail on their blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today. Have a wonderful day!