Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Heart-Full Homes

I have had SO much fun creating these postcards for an amazing group that I have joined recently - The Global Postcard Art Swap / heART Exchange  .  The cute little houses are in a stamp set designed by Susan K Weckesser -  Heart-Full Homes. These houses are so fun to create with. I have stamped them on patterned paper for this swap and then colored in different elements of each image. They were then cut out and adhered to the postcards with my favorite adhesive - Tombow MONO Aqua Liquid Glue.

I used Strathmore Watercolor paper / 400 series from a 6 x 12'' pad. I can get 3 postcards from each sheet and there are 12 sheets in a pad. I buy them when I have coupons to my local craft stores and can get them for under $5. The watercolors are from a $5 set I purchased at Michaels. I made vertical stripes on each card in several colors and widths using different sized brushes and amounts of water. The theme of this swap was PEACE so I also used a Peace, Love, Joy stamp by Paper Source and a Peace On Earth stamp from Wordsworth / Ampersand Press. The clouds were punched out with a paper-punch from the same paper that was used on the houses. Grass washi by Scotch was a fun addition to the bottom edge of the card.

The Global Postcard Art Swap is a group that "creates art from the heart in the form of a postcard to send and receive around the world". You can check out the Facebook Group or go to this link and sign up to be a part of the swaps that occur several times each year.The connections that are made through these swaps/groups are priceless !! At this time of Thanksgiving, I am so very grateful for all of the wonderful people that I have in my life. And it is through the joy of letter-writing /snail mail, that I have made some of my strongest friendships.

Postcards that I have received

Having fun with the Rhonna Designs App on my phone
I added some Susan K Weckesser images to my postcard photo.

Susan K Weckesser's "Heart-Full Homes" stamp set

Wishing you and yours an amazing Thanksgiving..
Thank you for visiting Meticulosity !!

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Coffee & Cards with Deb & Celeste 11/13

Welcome back to the blog collaboration of  Deb and Celeste. We had so much fun every week in the month of October that we decided to continue this once a month. Also my friend, Lynne had asked if she could play along with us and that gave us the idea to have a monthly guest. So for the month of November, our guest is the wonderful artist, Lynne Mizera.. We hope that you will visit all three of our blogs and leave us some comments. Lynne got to choose the theme for this month and she picked SNOW.. I hope that you like my card -- the weather is finally getting chilly here, so I put on some holiday music and created this for you.

  •  On a Kraft card base, I first stamped the Hello Flags banner from Hero Arts on the left upper side of the card.  The Sassy Snow stamp set from Skipping Stones Design had the perfect snowperson and sentiment for my card. Both images were stamped using Memories Black India Ink
  • I then cut a piece of white glitter paper to make a hill for my snowperson and the trees and adhered it with my Tombow MONO Aqua Liquid Glue
  • The  banner was stamped on Merry Little Christmas paper from My Mind's Eye. I adhered several different patterns to the banner and also used some of the banners at the bottom of the card as trees !! 
  • Two red candy dots were used as tree-toppers and several snowflakes from my stash were also placed around the snowman. I used glitter markers to highlight the scarf, mittens and nose.
  • I also used the Sassy Snow stamp set for the Skipping Stones Blog Hop this weekend.

Today's card -- in the spirit of SNOW -- was brought to you by a cup of Santa's White Christmas Coffee  ( by Barnie's Coffee Kitchen ) and my 2011 Starbucks Holiday Fa-La-La-La ceramic tumbler. I rarely use this tumbler but this was a great opportunity to get it down off the shelf and enjoy my coffee in it !! Head on over to  Crafting Junky to see what Celeste did with our SNOWY theme. And be sure to see what Lynne Mizera did with the theme she chose -- you can find her post here at Lynne's Art World. Lynne is an amazing mixed-media artist and her blog is full of fun from her studio, garden and kitchen, We are thrilled that she asked to join us as our guest this month !!! Take a moment to sign up to follow our blogs when you are checking out our cards. Celeste and I will be back next month with another guest .. And who knows, it could be YOU !!

Thank you once again for visiting Meticulosity !!

Saturday, November 12, 2016

November Hop with Skipping Stones

We are heading into the holiday season and there is so  much to be thankful for. But I am mostly thankful that the elections are over. Whatever the outcome, we all have to make the best of it.. And after having a bad case of the ? flu/strep throat, I am ready to be creative again. You should have arrived here from Jessie's blog. She has a fabulous card with the cutest holiday image !! Here's a hint -- Meow !!

If you would like to win a SSD stamp set of your choice, please check out all of our projects and leave a comment on each, like our Facebook page, and subscribe to the Skipping Stones Design blog. There are some amazing stamp sets for the holiday season !! Take a look at all the fantastic stamps in the Skipping Stones store  HERE.

For the Hop today, I wanted to get into the holiday spirit and Think Snow... Not that I want any, but it is beautiful and does make for a great card. Any reason to use glittery paper !!

  • I started with a Kraft card base and cut some silver and white glitter paper into hills. Before adhering them, I stamped one of the cute snowmen ( or snow-women ) from the Sassy Snow stamp set onto the card base in the exact spot I had chosen to match with the hills. I used Memories Black India Ink.
  • Using a square of paper from my Merry Little Christmas paper pad by My Mind's Eye, I placed 3 cute little trees on the left side of the card behind the hills.
  • A strip of paper - also from Merry Little Christmas- was adhered to the top of the card and I placed turquoise, pink and green rhinestones across the  scallop border. Gold rhinestones were also used at the top of the trees.
  • Copic atyou Spica Glitter markers added some shimmer to the scarf, mittens and nose. Several snowflakes from my embellishment stash completed the card.
Your next stop is the amazing Martha Lucia whose creation reminds me of the colors in a crayon box !! Enjoy as we all share our creativity with you during this Blog Hop...

The order of our hop is

Skipping Stones Blog
Debra  -- YOU ARE HERE

Thank you for visiting Meticulosity and also for hopping with the Stamp Tramps from the fabulous Skipping Stones Design Team.