Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Enjoy !!

I am having fun lately with Journaling cards. I make alot of quick cards when an occasion comes up and there isn't always time for stamping,coloring etc... But you can still come up with a quick card that doesn't look quick at all. This time I used a 4x6 journal card from the Inked Rose collection by We R Memory Keepers and mounted it on a gold glitter card base. I stenciled the tea cup in Summer Sun ink and then outlined it with Taken With Teal ink -- both by Stampin' Up. The stencil is the Mini Cafe Latte by The Crafters Workshop. I punched out the teacup, placed a few sequins around the cup and offset mounted it on the Right side of the card. It is an oversized card but I will use my We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board to create the perfect one !!

As usual, I am having a blast with this Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop... Check out all of the linked projects HERE. Thank you again for visiting Meticulosity. The Hop runs through Friday, October 2. I will choose a winner from those commenting on my blogs related to the Fall Hop. The prize will be a package of coffee goodies..

I'm Falling for Cocoa

Can't forget about all of the cocoa lovers out there.. As soon as I saw this stamp, I envisioned coloring it with the oranges of Fall.. It is from Unity Stamp Company and is included in the September Kit of the Month.. The sentiment is also a Unity Stamp --from  Delight in the Little Things. Of course, the cup was colored with my Distress Markers. I used my glitter stash to make the whipped cream sparkle.. The background paper is by DCWV and is an older Fall & Halloween Combo Matstack.

There are already over 425 projects linked up to the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. Be sure to comment on my blog posts for a chance to in some coffee goodies from me. You also have a chance to win prizes by linking up your Fall themed project by the deadline.. All rules are on the Blog Hop page.

 Thank you again for visiting Meticulosity !!

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Top 5 List

Have you ever sat down to make a card and what you end up with is not anything like your original thought ?? Well, that is this card !! I had die cuts in mind and an image I had already colored but instead, I pulled out some journaling cards bought at Tuesday Morning yesterday for $1.99.. I don't presently journal or do Project Life but still seem to have an addiction to journal cards.. They are perfect for quick cards and also for making sets of cards with a particular theme. When I saw the Top 5 List card, I immediately began thinking of  MY Top 5 coffee list. Then I  pulled out a small alphabet set and the rest is history !! I had such fun stamping all of those words and was pretty darn proud of myself at how they turned out !!

Supplies :   Card base is one of 100's that I have but can't remember which company -- I chose one with pretty Fall-like flowers on it; letters for Coffee words are from a Mini wooden stamp set by Hampton Art; Wooden coffee cup is by Prima Marketing Inc.; Top 5 List & Heart journal cards are from the Indian Summer line by We R Memory Keepers .

The stamp for the back of this card is one of my new favorites !! 

I hope that you like my second card entry for the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. Thank you for visiting Meticulosity. Please leave a comment for a chance to win some coffee goodies from me. And remember that to be eligible for any of the Flash Prizes from the Blog Hop sponsors, you have to link a Fall-themed project by the deadline of 5 pm Pacific Time on Tuesday, Sept. 29-- which is National Coffee Day !! Be sure to check out all the the amazing linked projects ( now numbering 273 ) HERE. You can also be eligible for a prize if you are one of the Superstars who comment on each and every entry. I have never been one of them but I do read each and every blog post. 

Friday, September 25, 2015

Fall ( ing ) into Coffee

Well, it's finally that time of year ..The weather gets cooler, we get out our sweaters, leaves begin to fall .... But wait, NO, not that !! I mean it's time for the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop !! I had so much fun last year and then again this year starting with the Spring Hop. So now along with the anticipation of the first Pumpkin Spice Lattes of the season, we also are thrilled it is Blog Hop time again !! I've been a bit preoccupied with some health issues but was glad to take my mind off of that with some fun cards.. Not sure how many I will post this time--probably not one a day, like I have in the past. But I will again offer some coffee goodies to someone who comments on my blog posts relating to this hop, so please comment away !!

I chose the Julia stamp as my main image because it shows both my love of coffee AND books. It was so much fun to color using my Distress markers. I also wanted to use some of my new Autumn washi ( I have a slight addiction to washi, if you didn't already know that ).. I chose autumn colored markers for the image after stamping it with Tsukineko Rich Cocoa ink. The card base has golden highlights which remind me of fall, especially the golden leaves at this time of year. I have been in love with the Santoro Gorguss girl stamps and was thrilled to find that cute little leaf in the "Little Red" stamp set..It was perfect for this card.

Supplies : Julia by I Brake For Stamps; Leaves from the Santoro "Little Red" stamp set;
Ranger Distress Markers; Sequin Stickers by We R Memory Keepers; Acorns & Leaves washi by Echo Park Paper Co.;  card base is from Golden boxed cards by American Crafts and the stamped image was matted on an Inked Rose journaling card by We R Memory Keepers

A big shout out again to Amy Tsuruta and Chaitali Narla and Kimberly Wiener for all of their hard work on this Blog Hop. There are over 1000 members on the Coffee Loving Papercrafters Facebook page .I cannot wait to see how many cards are entered this time around. The Summer Hop had over 500 projects entered !! There will be many fabulous sponsors -- 42 to be exact --  and the chance to win prizes.. I hope you like my first card . Please leave a comment here for a chance to win some coffee goodies from me. Tell me your favorite coffee or beverage to have on hand when getting creative. I like to have a yummy flavored coffee while creating -- Caramel or Vanilla Cream Puff are my latest faves !!

Thank you for visiting Meticulosity.. Enjoy these amazing fall days and view them as inspirations to be creative !!