Daily Archives: May 25, 2018

Papertrey Ink Bloghop May 2018

This is my third blog post today.  I haven’t been posting very much lately.  Seem to be busy doing nothing, but today I had a three hour eye surgery appointment and still managed to make  cards for three events.

This one is for the Papertrey Ink Bloghop which happens on the 25th of each month.  There is a image provided for inspiration and the challenge is to turn that inspiration into a project and post it on the Papertrey blog.

Well there is no doubt that I used the image for inspiration, but the resulting card is barely ok.  I didn’t want to make the trailer the focal point as it is the ONLY thing on the card that is not from Papertrey Ink (Joy Crafts) but if I cut it down, it started to look like just a white blob.  In the end, the card is too full with not enough “white” space.  I do like the flowers along the fence though.

 

 

Coffee Lovers Bloghop Spring/Summer 2018

It is that time again!  Time for the Coffee Lovers Bloghop.  As usual the sponsors are many and mega generous.  I am always excited for the hop but this time particularly so, as I have gathered up some  coffee stamps and dies that are itching to jump out of the new drawer.  Usually I save my newest stamps for later in the bloghop week, but this time a  new stamp set from Altenew , literally flipped out of the “NEW” drawer just begging to be used (ok, it just might be because said drawer is over flowing with new goodies).  No matter, as this is a large stamp set with plenty of images and sentiments, soit will show up again during this bloghop.

I had to make the sentiment take centre stage, as it is probably the biggest reason that I bought the set.  I take great pains to never run out of coffee and the coffee I prefer is quite expensive (fair trade participant).  This means  I watch intently, for sales.  I get quite “depresso” when there hasn’t been a sale and I am in danger of running out of my beloved coffee.

 

 

Make it Monday Papertrey Ink #322

Today the theme at the Make it Monday challenge is to make something with an over and under element.  That means to place something above a sentiment strip and something below a sentiment strip.  I decided to use the Super Succulents stamp and die set as I have been drawn to cactus/desert cards lately.

At the last minute I decided to give the String of Pearls succulents I used on the sentiment strip a dimensional look by using Nuvo drops on them.  It will be a miracle if I can be patient enough to wait for the Nuvo drops to dry, before trying to photograph and post the card.