Sunday, May 28, 2023

Coffee & Cards with Deb and Celeste / May 2023

Celeste and I decided on an "Anything Goes" theme for our posts this month. It is a dreary, rainy weekend here in Virginia Beach . Otherwise known as a perfect day to create !! A hot cup of coffee in a new cup makes it even better . We hope you like our cards for May ..

I recently bought a new coffee cup with a favorite artist on it - Frida Kahlo .. I remembered I had a stamp/die set with a Frida image and that was when this post was born !! La Fina Latina by Crafty Chica for Sizzix is a framelits with stamps set .

  • I placed a strip of washi from the Tim Holtz Travel Set down the left side of a bright yellow card base.
  • The La Fina Latina images were stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento ink on white cardstock and then cut out with the matching dies. I stamped/cut 3 of the butterflies.
  • The images were colored with my COPICS.
  • I adhered a Tim Holtz Idea-ology Pocket Card next to the strip of washi . It was trimmed to fit the card base.
  • I popped up the La Fina Latina images on the Pocket Card with foam tabs .
  • A Glitter Clear Wink of Stella Brush Pen  was used around the Frida image. 

I love how easily this card came together. The Pocket Card created a nice background for the Frida images and I did not have to search endlessly for the perfect piece of patterned paper . LOL  You can see what Celeste created for our Anything Goes theme over at her blog - Crafting Junky .

I was happy to use my new Frida cup while I created my card .. I found it at TJ Maxx ( actually bought it in 2 colors/designs ) . I'm drinking Pecan Praline coffee with Cinnamon Churro creamer . Fabulous combination ..

Thank you for sharing your time with me and Celeste again as we have coffee and make cards this month . We look forward to seeing you again in June. Until then, find some time for yourself with something creative and a nice hot cup of coffee or tea !!

Debra Davison / Meticulosity

Saturday, May 27, 2023

Life Hurts, Nature Heals

My first month as a Technique Junkies Design Team Member is almost over and I have had a blast creating with the June Release . Today, I have a few cards made with the Nature Heals  and Thistle Border stamp sets. 

  • I used various shades of Memento Dew Drop inks in shades of green and purple to stamp the images.
  • On the first card, I stamped on white cardstock .
  • On the second card, I used a piece of patterned paper. 
  • Thin strips of gold-accented black washi were placed across the top of each stamped panel.
  • Pink rhinestones were placed on the white cardstock panel.
  • The completed stamped panels were adhered to a lavender and a pale green card base. 
You can see all of the May Release stamps  HERE .And don't forget to look at everything else Technique Junkies has to offer . They have a wide variety of stamps - themes and sentiments for everyone's preference. Be sure to use my code  TJ10Deb for 10% off your purchases .

Thank you for visiting Meticulosity to see more of my creations. And stay tuned for the June 1 Stamp Release from Technique Junkies !! I'm excited to see what my fellow Design Team members create. 

Debra Davison / Meticulosity

Thursday, May 25, 2023

Crafty Elves' Countdown to Christmas / May 2023

Here we are at the end of May and another edition of Crafty Elves !! Michael, Lisa, Misty and I bring you holiday inspiration every month on the 25th to help you get ready for the holiday season. We hope that you are joining along with us . This month we have a guest elf - AJ Vander Ende . We met recently as new members to the Technique Junkies Design Team. She is an amazing papercrafter and I'm looking forward to seeing what she creates 

For my card this month, I used a stamp set from Pink Fresh Studio - Happy Hugs . I actually bought it from a friend's destash !! There is also a matching die . 

  • I stamped the night sky background on white cardstock with Teal Zeal Memento Dew Drop ink and then cut it out .
  • The bear hug image was stamped on white cardstock with Tuxedo Black Memento Dew Drop ink  and then cut out with the matching die .
  • I colored the bear hug image with my COPICS.
  • The sentiment was stamped on white cardstock with Memento Dew Drop inks - Cottage Ivy and Lady Bug.
  • I matted the sentiment with some green cardstock .
  • On a blue card base, I adhered a piece of pale blue dotted paper.
  • I adhered the night sky near the top of the completed card base and image then the bear hugs image on top of the night sky.
  • The matted sentiment was adhered below .
  • I used some Stampendous Shaved Ice for the pom-pom on the hat.

This was really a fun card to create and I am sure I will be making several more for my holiday stash . It was also very quick and easy to color. I hope you are inspired to make a few holiday projects of your own . Take a look at the other cards our elves have created . You can find them at the links below  -

 Misty Lavigne -  Jolly Fat Elf You Tube
AJ Vander Ende - Technique Junkies Blog

Thank you again for visiting as we continue to make holiday cards throughout 2023. I'd especially like to thank AJ for joining us this month as our Guest Elf. Please leave a comment and let us know if you've been making your holiday cards early also . It sure is a great way to decrease some of the holiday stress and get your holiday happy mail ready ahead of time.

Until next time, Stay Creative !!

Debra Davison / Meticulosity

Monday, May 1, 2023

Technique Junkies May Stamp Release

It's time for the May Stamp release at Technique Junkies and I am absolutely thrilled to be a new member of their Design Team. Their wide variety of stamp designs - from snarky to floral, coffee to cats - made me a fan already. So to be working with their Design Team is really a dream come true. You can purchase the  entire May collection for a special price or take 15% off individual May stamps through May 8. No special code is needed. You can also use my code TJ10Deb for 10% off all other items. 

I chose to use the  Betty White Sentiments stamp set for my first "official" post. My mom absolutely loved Betty White and was a bit of a fiery redhead, so I know she would have loved this set. I also thought of the famous Andy Warhol  art of Marilyn Monroe when making my cards. I hope that you like them.

  • I stamped the Betty image in a variety of ink colors and fussy-cut them.
  • The new I Don't Sweat image was stamped at the bottom of a Kraft card base. 
  • The rainbow Bettys were placed on a piece of Pink patterned designer paper.
  • The completed stamped panel was adhered to the Kraft card base. 
  • Several coordinating rhinestones were placed around the sentiment.

  • On turquoise, red and pink card bases, I adhered some perfect vintage cherry designer paper.
  • I placed coordinating Betty images near the top of the patterned paper.
  • A variety of sentiments from the Betty White stamp set were adhered at the bottom of each card.

I'd love to know what you think of my cards. Please leave a comment and then use the links below to Hop with the entire Technique Junkies team. There are 13 new May releases to inspire you !!

 Debra - you are here

Thanks so much for stopping by to see my first post with Technique Junkies . I will also be posting on their blog several times a month with their new releases and also some old favorites. 

Debra Davison / Meticulosity

Sunday, April 30, 2023

Coffee and Cards with Deb and Celeste / April 2023

April showers bring May flowers. At least that's what they say .. We had some 80 degree weather here and now we are in for a rainy weekend. Let's see what May 1st brings us . For our theme this month, we decided on one of my favorite supplies - WASHI ..I probably have enough rolls to circle the globe.. With extra to spare ..  Are you a washi lover too ?? I use washi often when making many of my cards ( that's how I justify the hundreds and hundreds of rolls that I have in my stash ) !!

I found this amazing washi from 49 and Market that seemed perfect for making a card base panel. The large, beautiful designs deserved to be a focal point of the card and my idea used it as a background without covering up too much. Vintage Artistry Serenity Washi Tape Set includes  3 different designs of various widths.

  • I covered a piece of white cardstock with strips of the Vintage Artistry Serenity washi.
  • The girl and frame images from Bloom with Grace by Close To My Heart  were stamped on white cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink .
  • I stamped the sentiment in the frame from the same stamp set with Nautical Blue Memento ink .
  • The images were colored with my COPIC markers.
  • I fussy-cut the images and adhered them to my card base with foam tabs for added dimension.
  • I adhered the completed panel to a pale turquoise card base.

I was pleased that the design of the washi tapes all used together had the appearance of patterned paper. The washi is really absolutely gorgeous and no picture can truly do it justice !! I also have a Christmas design set that I am sure you will be seeing in one of my posts soon.  I think Celeste loves washi tape as much as I do and I 'm excited to see what she created this month . You can see her card over at her blog - Crafting Junky

The coffee I am drinking today is Pecan Praline. I'm using a  mug that was sent to me in the mail by my friend Amy. I had posted online that I could not find it here at our local TJ Maxx. She found it and sent me it all the way from Wisconsin !! Along with a few other goodies .. She is the best !!


Thank you for stopping by to see our April cards.  We will be back in May with more coffee and cards. I hope to see you then.

Until next time, Stay Creative 

Debra Davison / Meticulosity

Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Crafty Elves' Countdown to Christmas / April 2023

April is almost over and our weather here in Virginia Beach has been one extreme to the next - 80 degrees for a few days this past week, and temps in the 40's this coming week. But I guess the cooler temps are perfect for making a holiday card .. I had some holiday music playing on my laptop as I wrote my blogpost and it put me right in the holiday spirit !!

I used another favorite stamp from Art Impressions - Christmas Village Window . This collection of stamps is so easy to color and the wide variety of designs is fabulous. 

  • I stamped the image on white cardstock with Tuxedo Black Memento ink .
  • The stamped image was colored with my COPICS.
  • Fine clear glitter was used to highlight the edges of the rooftops .
  • I matted the stamped image with a piece of dark blue paper.
  • I placed the completed stamped panel on a piece of patterned paper from  the Winter Wonderland 6x6 paper pad by Spellbinders .
  • A white card base was used for this card .

Michael, and Lisa will also be showing you their holiday creations. Use the links below to see what they have created to inspire you .. It's so nice to have a stash of holiday cards when December rolls around - you can lose some of the holiday stress by starting on your cards along with us . We post every month on the 25th !! Misty is taking a break this month but will be back in May ..

Michael Trent - World of Michael Trent

I'll be linking my card into the Spring Into Christmas 2023 {BYSHC} Linky Party . There are some great sponsors, lots of holiday inspiration and prizes !! Check it out HERE and read all about it !!


We hope you are enjoying our posts each month . Have you started your holiday cards ?? I've also started addressing some envelopes to have even less stress when the Christmas season rolls around. Thank you for stopping by .. 

Until next time, stay creative.

Debra Davison / Meticulosity

Sunday, March 26, 2023

Coffee & Cards with Deb & Celeste / March 2023

March is here and finally some warmer temperatures. We have had some days where it is in the 30's in the morning and as high as 80 in the afternoon..  I'm hoping it soon levels out. What has been a constant is the pollen . But our winter was relatively mild, so we really can't complain.  For our theme this month, we are saying Hello to Spring. 

I immediately knew that I wanted to use the Begin Anew stamp set designed by Angie Blom for Unity Stamp Company . The tulip designs and all of the sentiments were perfect for a card with a touch of Springtime.

  • I stamped the tulips and the girl image on pieces of Mixed-media paper with Memento Tuxedo Black Dew Drop ink.
  • I trimmed that paper with the tulips to fit an A2 card and stamped the sentiment with Memento Teal Zeal Dew Drop ink.
  • The girl was fussy-cut and then colored with my COPICS.
  • I popped the girl up on the left side of the tulips with foam tabs.
  • Several Paper House Puffy sticker butterflies were placed around the stamped images.
  • The completed stamped panel was adhered to a bright yellow card base.

I'm sure that Celeste has come up with a lovely card for her post this month. You can check out her creation over at her blog - Crafting Junky . My coffee this month is Snickers which is absolutely delicious. I'm not usually a fan of coffee with chocolate flavors but I love Snickers bars so had to give the coffee a try. I am drinking it from my latest favorite cup from an organization that is near and dear to my heart . You can read all about it at their website - and the founder, an amazing human being, Dan Fischer  /  check out the One Last Wave Project . My son, Carter Davison is on Board #3  and I will be forever grateful.

I hope that you are seeing some signs of Spring wherever you are . Please take care and I hope that you will be back next moth for our April posts. Thank you for taking the time to see what we have created for March. 

Debra Davison / Meticulosity